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Trust us, this one is as slam dunk as they come. " La La Land " star Ryan Gosling is up against Golden Globe victor Casey Affleck (" Manchester by the Sea ") and SAGs victor Denzel Washington ("Fences") for best actor , while Emma Stone (" La La Land ") enters as the frontrunner for best actress .

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Repeal Obamacare? Don't make me laugh, John Boehner says

Predictably, Republicans are most likely to say they disapprove (89%) while Democrats are most likely to express approval (85%). In the 16 states with a Republican governor that expanded Medicaid , 87 percent of residents said it was important that federal funding for the expansion be maintained.

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What's Happening With Obamacare? White House Cagey On Protecting Coverage

Though just a preliminary document, the package drew quick criticism from Democrats. Johnson Supervisor Rod Sullivan said that those on Medicaid are the people who are most in need of health care. "Because we did not expand Medicaid and so it's going to be a real priority for me to make sure that we have a good solution so that the states that didn't expand Medicaid aren't in a position where we're hurt by that".

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Trump is ditching the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Social media was quick to attack the president's decision and even suggested that SNL Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin take his place. When reports emerged earlier this week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation turned down a request by the White House to publicly discredit news stories on Trump aides' Russian contacts, Trump harped on some media organizations, calling them the "enemy of the American people" .

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Judge Joseph Wapner, Star Of 'The People's Court,' Dies At 97

He was opinionated, passionate and irascible as he heard thousands of cases during his 12-year run. He is survived by his wife Mickey and their three children. The judge was also parodied on Saturday Night Live and in 1986, Wapner appeared on The Tonight Show to settle a dispute between David Letterman and Johnny Carson over damage inflicted to the headlight of Letterman's vehicle.

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'Twister' actor Bill Paxton dead at 61

The beloved screen man passed away yesterday after suffering "complications from surgery", his family confirmed in a short statement . Paxton won an Emmy for his performance in the TV mini-series Hatfields and McCoys , alongside Kevin Costner.

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"The People's Court" judge Joseph Wapner dies at 97

Wapner presided over the court for 12 seasons during the show's first run in syndication, which ended in 1993. At 97, Wapner was hospitalized last week with breathing problems and his condition worsened. He died Sunday morning, according to TMZ . Wapner is survived by his wife, Mickey Wapner, whom he was married to for 70 years, and three children.

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Patrick Stewart ready to say goodbye to X-Men's Professor X

Patrick Stewart said he was so moved by the movie, even more so than the first time he saw it. "It's not like I never had a cheat meal, 'cause I did", the actor said. While he clearly stated that this would be a ideal ending to the Wolverine - Xavier relationship, it could also be looked at the upcoming X-Men series would now focus on younger mutants and Prof X would have a lesser role in developing those characters.

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When are the 2017 Oscars on TV? Are they streaming? Who's performing?

An unusually tense atmosphere has coalesced before the Dolby Theatre ceremony, with protests, rallies and boycotts swirling around this year's Oscars. After last year's #OscarSoWhite controversy, the Academy chose to acknowledge an incredible slate of talent and diversity this year. 46% of the new class is female and 41% is made up of people of color.

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Politics at Oscars? Debate British stars

The nostalgic Hollywood love story is the most-nominated film of the year, up for 14 Oscars , and it has slowly built up momentum all award season. Over. Everything. Hugely. The Oscars have served as a touch point for the societal climate, whether it's through the speeches of the victor or through the films that get chosen for specific nods.

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Where to see the coverages of the Academy Awards

However, they are all just warm-ups for the big one, the Oscars, which will be handed out in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles tonight . To say all the world will be watching Sunday is fairly accurate. One of the more memorable moments occurred in 1978 when Vanessa Redgrave won best supporting actress for "Julia" and used her acceptance speech to condemn the "Zionist hoodlums" that had been campaigning against her because of her pro-Palestinian views.

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Perez: Democratic Party Unity 'Is Donald Trump's Greatest Nightmare'

Perez is the first Latino to lead the Democratic Party , and he faces the challenge of trying to rebuild a party that suffered devastating losses in the 2016 election. "I'm proud of the broad support we've received from every corner of the country", Perez said in a statement . "We don't have the luxury to walk out of this room divided", said Mr.

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Weekend Box Office: 'Get Out' Conquers Competition with $30 Million Take

Peele (Key & Peele) wrote Get Out, about a young African-American man ( Daniel Kaluuya ) who is apprehensive about meeting the family of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) since she hasn't told them he is black. Thankfully, March looks frightfully strong, with Logan, Kong: Skull Island , Beauty and the Beast and Ghost in the Shell ready to absolutely rip it up.

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Will 'La La' have another day of sun at Sunday's Oscars?

ET. You can find your local ABC channel here. Recent events have made live awards shows hugely unpredictable occasions, and it's possible the element of not knowing what to expect - even more than usual - could result in bigger ratings.With the Oscars typically one of any year's top-rated telecasts anyway, such an upward bump in the numbers could be significant.

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How To Watch It Online, Telecast Time, and TV Channel

Read on to find out when to tune in and what to expect from the film industry's biggest night. However, his controversy pales in comparison to Mel Gibson whose best director nomination for "Hacksaw Ridge" helps revive a career that seemed doomed after he was accused of domestic violence and after his infamous anti semitic drunken driving arrest.

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Oscar picks - La La Land' or 'Moonlight'?

If she were to win Best Actress this year for her hilarious and touching turn in Florence Foster Jenkins , she would tie Katharine Hepburn for most wins by an actor or actress with four. At the 2000 Oscars , Angelina Jolie declared that she is was in love with her brother, while accepting her Best Supporting Actress gong for Girl Interrupted .

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Oscars: Will Hollywood's ego get the best of itself?

She'll win easily, but Isabelle Huppert deserves to win for the dark complexity of her performance in " Elle ". Oscars predictions 2017: will La La Land win Best Picture and who else will win? " La La Land " is about Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a struggling musician who is trying to keep jazz alive during a time when no one cares if it survives, and Mia (Emma Stone), a struggling actress on the brink of giving up.

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Watch Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton Cover 'Waterfalls'

Season 12 coaches Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton gathered around a makeshift living room and sang a cover of TLC's beloved "Waterfalls". The singing sensation was asked about her rumored affair with the " The Voice " coach, Shelton. Stefani first appeared in season 7 of NBC's singing competition show as a judge alongside Adam Levine , Shelton, and Pharrell Williams.

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Oscars 2017: Academy Awards Predictions, Red Carpet Trends, More

Clinton supporters were found to be more likely than Trump backers to have seen this year's Oscar crop, such as Arrival (31% Clinton-ites vs. 28% Trump-ers) and Manchester by the Sea (22% vs. For years, the movie industry has been accused of existing in a fatuous, self-congratulatory bubble. But even in less divisive times , the Academy Awards provide a rare confluence of entertainment and introspection.

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Temperatures get cold again tonight

With the wind at 10-15 miles per hour, it will feel like the low 30s. Thanks to ocean temperatures in the low 40s. Sunday will have cooler but seasonable highs in the upper 40s, skies are mainly sunny and it remains breezy with winds at 10-20 miles per hour.

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Emma Thompson explains skipping 'Love Actually' reunion

Numerous other cast members got together to film a mini-movie for Red Nose Day, a biennial United Kingdom telethon to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, which helps impoverished children and their families. As the actress explained to the Press Association , she and Curtis both agreed that it wouldn't make much sense to include her character in the reunion with Rickman's glaring absence looming over the proceedings.

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'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

According to reports, he passed away following heart failure on Saturday. 'I've never had any problems with my height, ' he told The Journal . Game Of Thrones fan Gary Windle Tweeted a picture of himself with the actor and wrote: "Rip to the giant that is Neil Fingleton , Mag the Mighty , Game of Thrones , rest in peace mate, gutted".

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This 'Walking Dead' shirt was banned from stores for racism

We can safely say he's not a fan of that decision then - while his fans have also shown their support for his comments, retweeting the statement nearly 5,000 times. It has an image of his barbed wire baseball bat, Lucille , which has blood on it. Morgan's character Negan famously uttered the children's rhyme as he tried to decide who to beat to death with his bat at the end of Season 6 and beginning of Season 7.

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Oscars 2017: Natalie Portman To Miss Awards Show Due To Pregnancy

She released a statement to E! Being nominated for a Best Actress Oscar is the ultimate honor. The red carpet will certainly miss Portman's presence on Sunday night, but hopefully she'll be making an exciting announcement pretty soon as we all wait for her second bundle of joy to arrive.

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Khloe Kardashian Posts Photos With "My Love" Tristan Thompson In Jamaica

On another shot, the couple appears with friends always on the beach. "Last light of a great night!" she wrote in the caption. Things definitely look to be heating up for the cute couple, who have been dating since September. "I'm in a really good space right now in my life". The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star doesn't mind the tiring flights though, because she claims to love Cleveland.

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After Logan, Patrick Stewart is leaving the X-Men franchise

Adamantium is the strongest metal in the Marvel Universe, so you can guess how well it goes. Sir Patrick Stewart has said X-Men spinoff Logan will most likely be his final appearance in the franchise. On the other side, celebrating the end of his Wolverine diet, Jackman was seen on the sets of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon scooping a large bowl of pasta as he finally broke the Wolverine diet.

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Watch the Nokia and Samsung MWC event live right here

The device was one of Nokia's most successful phones ever. The nostalgic handset will no doubt be the star of the show during Nokia's MWC press conference , but that's not all the firm has up its sleeve. It's expected that the 2017 version will be lighter than the last model ( released in 2000 - 17 YEARS AGO and purchased by no less than 126million people worldwide).

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Oprah doesn't regret not having kids

Read the full Winfrey interview in the April 2017 95th birthday issue of " Good Housekeeping ", on sale 1 March and also available as a digital edition. Serena Willliams was told she is "built like a man" by Twitter trolls, but that didn't stop her being super body confident."I love that I am a full woman and I'm strong and I'm powerful and I'm lovely at the same time", she said.

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The Most Realistic Depiction of an Old Man Logan

Sir Patrick , 76, just announced his X retirement at a Sirius XM Town Hall event with "Logan" director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman . At one point, he turns to co-star Hugh Jackman to ask whether he's able to pull the strings so Xavier can share the screen with Ryan Reynolds' Merc With a Mouth.

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La La Land Has Two Chances for Best Original Song Oscar

Among Clinton supporters surveyed, 27 percent felt "Hidden Figures" - a black female-led NASA drama - should take home the Best Picture Oscar, while only 12 percent of Trump voters agreed. Among the hopefuls this year are three actors: with supporting nods for Naomie Harris for Moonlight and Dev Patel for Lion and a best actor mention for Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge - down slightly on the six recognised in 2016 and five in 2015.

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Wins That Could Make History at the Oscars This Sunday

Frozen composer Robert Lopez was just 38 when he achieved the coveted "grand slam" of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar , and Tony wins a few years ago, with "Let It Go" for Best Original Song . "I've been nervous since the day they asked me to do this, I nearly wish they like woke me out of bed the night before and said hey today you're hosting the Oscars ".

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Differences between the Obama and Trump administrations' policies on undocumented workers

The first memo , which says all illegal aliens are subject to deportation, is specifically concerned with internal immigration control and orders ICE agents to disregard Barack Obama's previous order to concentrate on known criminals and recent undocumented arrivals.

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Of The Most Pioneering, Badass Women In The Film Industry

The White Helmets is the big challenger but with Joe's Violin also in the mix, it's a decision as to whether to back the shorty or take the risk on a less likely victor with a tempting multiplier. Zero of the acting nominees this year were nominated last year. That award went to Denzel Washington for "Fences". The Academy Awards is a time for celebrating the most innovative, creative and experimental members of the film community - a night of jubilation, congratulation and prosperity.

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6 major moments to watch for at the Oscars

Still, nobody can take away the fact that these films landed at least 12 nominations each, regardless of how well they might (or might not) hold up today. She deserved the Oscar in 2015 for her supporting role in " Birdman " (but lost to Patricia Arquette), so this is the chance to remedy that. Despite being a movie about jazz staring two white people, " La La Land's " escapism and joy-and Hollywood loving to award movies about itself-this is the safest bet for the night's most coveted ...

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Jimmy Kimmel prepares for first time hosting Academy Awards

Talking to academy members who are voting in this category, I heard from people championing each of the five nominees. It's possible that will be it. "I hope you're a coach one day because that's the kind of thing to get the players really fired up". "I'm just me. I think it would be phony to go about.


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