Trump to tap Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA

Trump is nominating Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency said fracking, not EPA regulations , was responsible for displacing coal in the nation's power generating sector, in testimony before a House subcommittee in May. Read More

Jennifer Aniston on 'SNL,' Wrapping Up 'Friends,' and a Return to TV?

Jennifer Aniston on 'SNL,' Wrapping Up 'Friends,' and a Return to TV?

The Friends star was chatting to 2fm's Eoghan McDermott recently when she was offered the tantalising prize of a Guinness Christmas tree decoration. "Then salads came out and everyone was just very sombre and next thing you know, turkey walks in and there was another turkey holding that turkey". Read More

Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik team up for surprise duet single

Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik team up for surprise duet single

The pop superstars take turns in delivering their lines. Check out the sultry bridge of " I don't wanna live forever " where Swift and Zayn sing together. " Fifty Shades Darker ", starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, drops on February 10, 2017. The song is for Fifty Shades Darker , so it's naturally a sexy, adult kind of affair. Read More

Iowa Gov. Branstad named new Ambassador to China

Iowa Gov. Branstad named new Ambassador to China

Branstad still must gain senate approval, but little objection is expected meaning Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds would become Iowa's first woman governor. Branstad isn't new to China. A Trump transition spokesman confirmed that Branstad had accepted the nomination. The EPA chief has a strong impact on United States actions to combat climate change: the agency both determines what worldwide commitments the country is able to make, and implements them. Read More

Springfield's Adam Eaton traded to Washington Nationals

Huh, File). On Wednesday, Dec. 7, . He is considered a top-notch defender in center and right field (he was third among major league outfielders with 20 defensive runs saved and 18.1 UZR/150 last season). This wasn't uncommon. Another high-ranking exec, texting earlier in the day, said the following: "I love Eaton". "I think the White Sox did a great job of acquiring good, potential upside players". Read More

Jack White Lands A Total Of Four 2017 Grammy Nominations

Her chart-topping single " Formation " is up for the distinctive categories of song and record of the year . Kanye West and Rihanna have both received eight nods each. Some well-known acts scored their first Grammy nominations Tuesday, including Solange, Blink-182 and Demi Lovato, who will compete against Adele, Bieber , Sia and Ariana Grande for best pop vocal album . Read More

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan The Latest Victim Of Death Rumours

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan The Latest Victim Of Death Rumours

Aishwarya, who has been praised to the heavens for her performance in the Karan Johar film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, is now busy basking in the success of the same. There were rumours in the media that the Bachchan parivaar was extremely uncomfortable with Aishwarya's steamy love scenes with Ranbir Kapoor in the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil , which also led to them not promoting the movie with the expected enthusiasm. Read More

Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing

Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing

There's no news regarding who will deliver Dylan's Nobel Prize speech. "The news about the Nobel prize left me speechless". But the Nobel Foundation said Monday that Dylan has written a ¿speech of thanks¿ that will be read by a yet-to-be-decided person at the lavish banquet in Stockholm¿s City Hall. Read More

Sculptor Helen Marten wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

Sculptor Helen Marten wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

Marten won the first £30,000 Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at the Hepworth Wakefield on 17 November. Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. The Turner Prize, established to "promote public debate around new developments in contemporary art", is awarded to artists under fifty years of age who are deemed to have presented the finest exhibition of the year. Read More

Kim Kardashian Pictured Kissing Birthday Boy Saint In Intimate Photo

Kim Kardashian Pictured Kissing Birthday Boy Saint In Intimate Photo

Simple and to the point. I mean, just look at that face. " I can't believe how quickly time flies! " the proud aunty wrote . Saint West is officially a year old. "One thing people may not know about me is that I'm obsessed with babies", he wrote. "In honour of his birthday , I convinced Kim to let me share some never-before-seen pics!" They feature Saint and Kardashian hanging out in bed. Read More

'SNL' makes fun of Trump's tweets, and Trump immediately tweets back

Trump disagreed that he could be so tricky. But Baldwin's Trump has another reason: "I do it because my brain is bad". Security officials are trying to brief Trump about Syria, but he just can't stop retweeting things he's seen on Twitter. Read More

Fans have slammed Lady Gaga 'completely different face' on the X Factor

Fans have slammed Lady Gaga 'completely different face' on the X Factor

Fans took to the social media site to question whether the Bad Romance singer had had a nose job or other surgery to alter her features. Following her performance the "Poker Face" singer tweeted, 'Good luck to the contestants. She crushed this! We've heard more emotional versions of it live, but this is also far from the first time she's done it now and may be more accustomed to taking it on in this particular environment. Read More

Hearing set for Sunday in Michigan presidential recount

Hearing set for Sunday in Michigan presidential recount

Court documents submitted insist the political party is made up of people who "are regular citizens of ordinary means" and can not afford the $ 1 million bond , The Associated Press reported. Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein speaks with media and others gathered at City Hall during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , on July 25, 2016. Read More

'Moana' tops box office for second weekend

The microbudget horror film, however, had a more focused - and less costly - marketing plan, which targeted die-hard genre fan through through digitally-focused outreach. The film garnered $275,000 from five theaters in NY and Los Angeles for an impressive per-theater average of $55,000. Both are on track to earn around US$7 million each this weekend, and land in the top five . Read More

'Luke Cage' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

'Luke Cage' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

There was simply a neon sign in the window of Pop's Barber Shop that reads " Season 2 Coming Soon ." Luke Cage Season 2 will presumably follow Marvel's Iron Fist and the crossover Marvel's Defenders series, which will both land on Netflix in 2017". Read More

Alexander Van der Bellen takes 'unbeatable lead' in Austria's presidential election

In France, far-right leader Marie Le Pen is campaigning for the presidency and is polling at around 30 percent. "I congratulate our new President Van der Bellen", Austrian Prime Minister Christian Kern said in a statement. "The liberal majority pushes back". Top German opposition Green leader Simone Peter called it "a good day for Austria and Europe". The right-wing rabble-rousers have to be stopped! The Austrian president's functions are largely ceremonial and past elections have ... Read More

Reggie Bush To Wear Cleats Honoring Joe McKnight

Ronald Gasser , the man who shot and killed Joe McKnight Thursday afternoon, was arrested in 2006 for an altercation at the same Terrytown intersection where Gasser shot McKnight this week. In a news release, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said McKnight's gray Audi Q7 was "stopped on Behrman Highway facing south along the right shoulder" and Gasser's blue Infinity "was stopped in the right lane, parallel to and immediately east" of McKnight's SUV. Read More

'Hail Trump,' white nationalist leader cheers at alt-right conference

At the conference, he referred to the media as " Lügenpresse ", a term he said he was borrowing from "the original German" that means " lying press " and which the Nazis used to attack critics. With an ideology that's a mix of racism, white nationalism and old-fashioned populism, the "alt-right" has burst into the collective consciousness since members showed up at the Republican National Convention to celebrate Trump's nomination last summer. Read More

Disney Strikes Gold with 'Moana' at Thanksgiving Box Office

The Burbank, California-based studio had already won seven of the top eight highest Thanksgiving opening three-day weekends, adjusted for inflation, thanks to movies like "Toy Story" and " Frozen ". Bad Santa 2 raked in just $9 million over five days, while Rules Don't Apply earned just $2.2 million. Moana opens in the United Kingdom this Friday, December 2nd, and features a voice cast that includes newcomer Auli'i Cravalho alongside Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 7), Jemaine ... Read More

Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls leaves programme

Former Prime Minister David Cameron also paid tribute to Balls, with whom he clashed many times in the House of Commons, tweeting: "Well done @ edballs - we're very proud of you!" He and pro dancer Katya Jones were in the bottom two dance off with Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero after the latest judges' scores and viewer votes were combined. Read More

Kanye West's hospitalization resulted from wrong dosage of meds

Kanye West's hospitalization resulted from wrong dosage of meds

ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images (From L) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Off-white 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 29, 2016 in Paris. "That was interesting because I kind of felt like you could see that coming". It was like little outbursts. Though Kanye was hospitalized at UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital for a week following an undisclosed mental health issue, he has been released and is reportedly working through his issues via ... Read More

Former darts champion dropped from TV over abuse comments

Former darts champion dropped from TV over abuse comments

He later clarified that he meant "paedo" rather than "p**f". "Dart players tough guys, footballers wimps ", he wrote in one tweet while in another he suggested they were not " proper men ". "You really should be ashamed of yourself". Eric Bristow has been dropped as a pundit by Sky Sports following his comments about football's abuse scandal. Read More

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole confirm pregnancy with baby bump

Speaking on her ITV show she said: "Have they still not confirmed whether or not she's pregnant?" Payne and Cole first met when the 23-year-old pop star was still an aspiring performer during his "X-Factor" audition in 2009. Cheryl Cole , who was wearing a form-fitting dress under her coat, showed off her baby bump for the first time as she and Liam Payne walked hand-in-hand to the venue. Read More

Last-minute Exelon subsidy plan goes to Illinois House floor

Overnight negotiations with Rauner's office have secured his approval as well, Crain's Chicago Business reported . "This bill accomplishes important goals such as preserving thousands of well-paying jobs and creating thousands more, supporting clean energy and providing an economic boost to IL", said Fidel Marquez, senior vice president, government and external affairs, ComEd. Read More

Trump taps Price to lead HHS, plans 2nd meeting with Romney

Trump, during the presidential campaign, repeatedly said he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton's alleged "crimes", though he has suggested since the election that he is no longer interested in this. The remarks highlighted a fierce behind-the-scenes battle within the Trump camp over whether Romney should be offered the job as a healing gesture with the establishment or whether a loyalist such as Giuliani should get the nod. Read More

Is Kim Kardashian Preventing Her Kids From Seeing Kanye West?

The rapper, who's remained in the hospital since November 21, is reportedly causing "concern" for his doctors. As of Tuesday, West, 39, had not seen his two kids - North, 2, and 11-month-old son, Saint West - since being admitted to UCLA Medical Center after suffering freaky mental breakdown at his personal trainer's house on November 21 in Los Angeles, Calif. Read More

Universal Parks In Osaka, Orlando, And Hollywood To Bring Nintendo-Themed Areas

The areas will include attractions, shops, and restaurants. And Schroeder promises "there will be something for everyone-regardless of their age or gaming experience level". More info is "coming soon" on the first park, but given California's proximity to Japan, my guess is that Hollywood will be getting it before Orlando. Read More

Felicity Jones, from "Star Wars" Fan to "Rogue One" Star

The good news is, so many theaters are showing " Rogue One " that lots of opening-night seats are available elsewhere. Then come the familiar strains of "the Imperial March", and voila: Luke and Leia's deadbeat dad himself. Early this morning, around 12:01 a.m. EST, you may have felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Read More

Spoilers only!: About those four final words on 'Gilmore Girls'

Spoilers only!: About those four final words on 'Gilmore Girls'

TIME caught up with Czuchry, who appeared on The Good Wife as Cary Agos between the time Logan graduated from Yale and romanced Rory in London, to talk about why Rory and Logan are back together, how Logan's changed and the father of Rory's baby. Read More

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Slay sealed the first victory during the successful stretch with an interception late in the game on October 9 against Philadelphia. "He's kind of got a knack for it". The Cowboys took a 17-3 lead as a result, leaving the Redskins 1:45 before the half to narrow their deficit. Prescott capped that first drive with a six-yard touchdown run and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott scored on the second 48-yard drive with a one-yard run. Read More