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Australians Flume, Sia and Keith Urban nominated for Grammy awards

For album of the year , Lemonade and 25 - which has sold 10 million copies in a year - will compete against Drake's multi-hit Views , Justin Bieber's redemption album goal and surprise nominee A Sailor's Guide to Earth , the third album from respected and rebellious country singer Sturgill Simpson.

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Billy Gilman Performs Celine Dion's 'I Surrender' On 'The Voice'

It was the most brutal elimination on The Voice Season 11 and it happened to give us the artists performing in the Voice Finale next week, but we still had to say goodbye to four artists tonight on The Voice USA 2016, so who was voted off The Voice 2016 tonight? HollywoodLifers , do you think the right people are going to the finals? Brendan Fletcher , representing Team Adam sang Sarah McLachlan's "Angel", which he dedicated to a fellow performer who passed away.

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Beyonce leads Grammy pack with 9 nominations

Chance was nominated , among other categories, for Best New Artist , Best Rap Album , Best Rap Song (for "No Problem" featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz ), as well as Best Rap Performance . About 13,000 Recording Academy members voted in the 84 Grammy categories from 22,000 submissions. Yet, again, it's probably a moot point - with Beyonce's " Formation " or Adele's "Hello" being the likely victor.

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Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa buried

Several celebrities from the entertainment industry took to Twitter as well and expressed sadness at the death of Jayalalithaa . Amma is no more and Sasikala Natarajan (whom Jaya described as the "sister she never had") is tipped to be the general secretary of the party.

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Raiders ride Carr, Mack to win over Panthers

Oakland is bound to make the 2016 AFC Playoffs, but a drop in Carr's play might take the Raiders from division winners to a wild card team. Malcolm Smith led the way with six total tackles, while Reggie Nelson, Khalil Mack (one sack, one INT) and Cory James added five each, respectively.

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Oil Rises to 16-Month High as Focus Shifts to Non-OPEC

Oil prices have climbed above $51 a barrel after OPEC agreed on Wednesday to reduce the group's output by 1.2 million barrels a day by January, while Russian Federation pledged a cut of as much as 300,000. Crude oil prices gained more than $10 per barrel since the agreement was reached last week and may be at a point where some players are coming in from the sidelines.

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Jennifer Aniston wows in 3554 pounds worth jumpsuit

Jason Bateman who is well known for his comic timing will next be seen in the upcoming Christmas comedy " Office Christmas Party ". The Friends star was chatting to 2fm's Eoghan McDermott recently when she was offered the tantalising prize of a Guinness Christmas tree decoration.

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Killer of Golders Green student will die in prison

He was today found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering Jack Taylor, Daniel Whitworth and Gabriel Kovari. Three weeks after Mr Kovari was found dead, the same dog walker stumbled across the body of Daniel Whitworth, 21 , in September 2014.

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Adele earns five nominations for the Grammys

Drake clocked in with multiple nominations of his own, including Album of the Year , Best Rap Song , and Best Rap Album . If she wins in all categories, Beyonce would break the record for most Grammys by a female artist. Actually, it's not surprising that these artists didn't rack up any nominations this year, as they weren't technically eligible for the awards. Metallica isn't, but they are up for Best Rock song against Bowie, Radiohead , Highly Suspect and Twenty One Pilots .

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Kanye West kept in isolation away from Kardashian home

West has left UCLA Medical Center and is now recovering at home with his wife Kim Kardashian and their two small children North and Saint. "Kanye loves working, but he loves Kim [Kardashian West] and his family more", the insider said. Check out photos of Kim and Kanye with their kids in the gallery! The unidentified family friend claims that the future of Kim and Kanye's relationship is unclear, but adds that both parties hope to move forward as a couple.

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Grammy 2017 nominations announcement

The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade . But thanks to co-producing " All I Ask" for Adele, he's nominated for album of the year (it appears on her best-seller "25"). And while Drake has eight nominations, how could his No. 1 hit "One Dance" not earn one nomination? Bowie, who always enjoyed more accolades in his native Britain than in his adopted home of the United States, was up in the Alternative Music Album category against other favorites of critics - Bon ...

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adele Lead The Grammy 2017 Chase

Beyoncé already holds the position of the woman artist who was awarded the most Grammys in one night after picking up six on the same night in 2010. The singer previously swept all three top categories in 2012 with her "19" album. The final studio album from Minnesota's late rock superstar Prince - " Hit N Run Phase Two " - was nominated for best engineered album , non-classical.

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Nearly 5 million petitioners urge Electoral College to block Trump

As a grim looking Palmieri said, "You did, Kellyanne". Conway participated in a Harvard political panel yesterday, where she was taken to task by former Hillary Clinton strategist Jennifer Palmieri . "How in the world did we have a female candidate whose closing arguments were so negative?" she inquired. And yet Clinton campaign staffers in battleground states told VICE News that the campaign's turnout operation in the closing days wasn't focused at all on undecided voters.

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Faithless electors group in contact with Clinton allies

Since its inception, a number of celebrities- ranging from Lady Gaga, Pink, Jeffrey Wright, Laverne Cox, Gigi Hadid, Sia, Amanda Seyfried, Rosie Perez, k.d. Hillary Clinton's popular vote total continues to inch ever closer to President Obama's haul four years ago. "Alexander Hamilton provided a blueprint for states' votes", Suprun writes .

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Cheika unimpressed by attack on Jones

Eddie Jones congratulates two-try hero Jonathan Joseph but says England aren't the best team in the world yet. Ella said that Jones and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, also a former Randwick teammate, had engaged in a war of words ahead of the Twickenham showdown with the accent on the scrum.

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Black Friday shoppers out in full force in Northeast Florida

Maybe it was the reason how Linna Dubbs became a Black Friday shopping veteran for eight years. According to Adobe Digital Insights , who tracks US consumer spending, online Black Friday sales will likely pass the $3 billion mark for the first time ever, and $1 billion will be spent from mobile devices alone.

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Beyonce leads Grammy noms with 9; Kanye, Rihanna score 8

Despite all of his troubles in 2016 and his frequent public criticism of the Grammy process, West still managed to snag nominations in all of the rap categories including best rap album for " The Life of Pablo " and best rap/sung performance and best rap song for " Ultralight Beam ", on which he included Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price , Kirk Franklin and The Dream.

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Big News out of North Carolina

The order backed the request from Republicans and McCrory's campaign. Democrats and Republicans offered vastly different views on McCrory's legacy Monday as the governor conceded defeat. "We will work with Gov. -elect Cooper to address these problems and to make certain voters have confidence in the outcome of future elections", Berger said in a statement .

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Beyoncé Is the Most Nominated Female Artist in Grammy History

Adele and Beyoncé were also nominated in the record of the year category, with their songs "Hello" and "Formation", respectively, receiving nods. "Of course, [Beyonce] is the poster child for that", Recording Academy CEO and President Neil Portnow told The Associated Press.

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I'm A Celebrity final's 11.4 million viewers beaten by Strictly results show

Last night saw the I'm A Celebrity final and it was Scarlett who won the show. "I can't believe it", she said. A third added: "Starting to doubt Scarlett now I've seen how many lift selfies are on her Instagram #WhyYaLyingFor". Peter Mountstevens, managing partner at TV and consumer brand PR agency Taylor Herring, said: "She's famous for playing herself and the public have fallen in love with her no-nonsense, witty personality".

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Mayor Eric Garcetti Rides Metro Tuesday Morning Despite Terrorist Threat

A threat to attack a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area prompted authorities to increase security throughout Los Angeles County's transit system. The Universal City Red Line station is adjoining to Universal CityWalk. The mayor, who had urged people to go about their normal routines, used the station to get to work.

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Grammy Nominations Pit Beyoncé Against Adele

Love Yourself - Written by Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin and Ed Sheeran. Beyonce is doing well this year. Underworld and Tycho are up for Best Dance/Electronic Album too. Finally, they send the ballots to voters who can only vote in up to 15 categories. David Bowie died in January but near the one-year anniversary of his death, he could win Grammy gold.

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'Flash' Winter Finale Clip Confirms Mark Hamill's Earth-3 Identity

His relationship with Iris will be occupied as he puts in efforts to take down Alchemy and Savitar. The Flash is back with an all-new episode on The CW on Tuesday night. They will find out what they are up against in this season. " The Flash " Season 3 episode 9 will air on December 6 on The CW at 8 p.m. ET. Kreisberg said that the removal of Iris' byline in the futuristic newspaper in Gideon's vault will present complications in the later episodes of " The Flash " Season 3.

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Rogue One First Impressions: 28 Minutes of Footage Screened

It seems pretty darn clear to me that Rogue One is a precursor to the events of A New Hope , just based on the trailers, but maybe that's only because I bathe in a Value-Added Tax of Star Wars information every day. Directed by Gareth Edwards, " Rogue One: A Star Wars Story " is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15 in Australia, and December 16 in the United States and UK.

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Beyonce leads Grammys with 9 nominations; 8 nods for Rihanna, Drake, Kanye

A more recent production directed by John Doyle and starring Jennifer Hudson won the Tony for best musical revival, and Cynthia Erivo took home honors for lead actress in a musical. After all, she did win in 2012 for 21, so I'm pretty sure she has this one. In October, the ebullient young Chicago rapper purchased a full-page ad in Billboard magazine aimed at Grammy voters that asked, "HEY, WHY NOT ME?" And if it doesn't? Kanye was also nominated for Best Rap Performance , for his ...

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Beau Ryan Made It! Making This Special Moment Happen

Kia Lettice had "roughly four hours to live" when her friend, Mahalia Murphy , took to Facebook to track down her friend's heroes. And the proof was in another Facebook post, three hours later. One person said: "That is truly the spirit of awesome humans beings, Beau Ryan you are a true angel". A terminally-ill Sydney woman had her dying wish granted when former NRL star Beau Ryan rushed to her bedside on Tuesday night.

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Holmes leads by one, Woods nine shots behind

But given all the scrutiny of Woods' game and overall lack of preparation, few were going to put much emphasis on how he fares on the tournament that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. "To be missing from the field of play for 15 or 16 months (and) get it (the feel) on the second hole was nice". What was fascinating about Woods' first round is how familiar it all seemed.

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Natalie Portman Honored by Palm Springs Film Festival for 'Jackie'

Portman has had a small succession of parts that have allowed her to expand beyond stereotypical female roles, but this portrayal, which never gives in to the Lady Macbeth insanity that it could have, is the pinnacle of her performances. Natalie Portman is sporting her gorgeous pregnancy glow - and that growing bump! But, now we get to see it through the eyes of his wife in " Jackie ".

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Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West Lead 2017 Grammy Nominations

The 2017 Grammy Awards ceremony will be broadcast live February 12, 2017 on CBS. The Stratford, Ont. -raised singer's " Purpose " also grabbed a best pop vocal album nomination. Also nominated in the category were Mike Posner's " I Took A Pill In Ibiza " and Bieber's " Love Yourself ". Chance the Rapper has seven nominations, but he will compete with himself for best rap song , where he is nominated three times.

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Bold Iowa leader reacts to Dakota Access pipeline decision

The decision follows months of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies from across the country. Renew Rocktown, a Harrisonburg group, has been working to raise awareness for the cause. Archambault said he didn't believe the government would forcibly remove anyone who chose to stay. In North Dakota, the Dakota Access route parallels the existing Northern Border Pipeline, which carries natural gas from Canada across the Dakotas to the Chicago area.

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Adele, Beyonce each nominated in three top Grammy categories

Despite being hailed as some of the best work of their respective years, the only track from those albums to be nominated for anything outside of the awards' rap categories was "All of the Lights" nabbing a Song of the Year nomination. Bobby Rush's Porcupine Meat was recognized for Best Traditional Blues Album, while Kenny Neal's Bloodline was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

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Bella Hadid Is Nearly Unrecognizable, Goes Blonde for 'Paper' Magazine

About misconceptions, she says, " People say that I don't smile, or that I don't have a personality", but Bella has given a glimpse of her fun personality on social media, even posting Snapchat videos after the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

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Grammy nominations include Beyoncé, Bon Iver

The top nominees are Beyoncé with nine nominations, followed by Drake , Rihanna and Kanye West - who each garnered eight. Beyonce has won 20 Grammys over her career but has never won Album of the Year , despite being nominated twice in the category.

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Grammy nominations: Adele, Beyonce, and a few surprise new faces

Beyond the Album of the Year showdown, here are the big storylines coming out of this morning's Grammy nominations. Long thought to be the evening's likely frontrunners, the two planetary pop talents will indeed be squaring off in four separate categories, including the marquee three: album of the year , record of the year and song of the year .

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Jimmy Kimmel expecting 2nd child with wife Molly McNearey

While Kimmel is over the moon to be hosting the Oscars , Fallon, through a teaser video, announced that he will be taking the front seat presenting the Golden Globe Awards. No? ABC has an agreement with the Academy to broadcast the Oscars through 2020. "We thought Jimmy has earned it and we're very hopeful that Jimmy will get [the Oscars job]", Sherwood said.


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