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Author: 0 Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' best director nomination is a huge deal

Although Meryl Streep won her 21st Oscar nomination for her role on The Post , and the film itself earned a Best Picture nomination, co-star Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg were passed over. There were four acting nominations for British stars - Kaluuya, Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour , Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread , and Sally Hawkins for The Shape Of Water .

Life&Culture Blue Beauty! Duchess Kate looks wonderful in Sportmax coat
Author: 0 Blue Beauty! Duchess Kate looks wonderful in Sportmax coat

Mentally Healthy Schools' will be a free and easy to use website for schools across the country, which will include reliable and practical resources to improve awareness, knowledge and confidence in promoting and supporting pupils' mental health, according to Kensington Palace .

Life&Culture Blige receives two Oscar nominations
Author: 0 Blige receives two Oscar nominations

In the history of the Academy Awards , only five women have gotten a Best Director nomination. In the Best Supporting Actress category, Blige is up against Octavia Spencer ( The Shape of Water ), Allison Janney ( I, Tonya ), Leslie Manville ( Phantom Thread ), and Laurie Metcalf ( Lady Bird ).

Life&Culture James Franco accuser: He's no Harvey Weinstein
Author: 0 James Franco accuser: He's no Harvey Weinstein

The star of The Disaster Artist , 39, faced recent allegations of sexually inappropriate and exploitative behavior on Twitter and in the Los Angeles Times . "I'm shaking", she said. Former students spoke of an unprofessional culture at Franco's now-closed acting school Studio 4, where he taught a sex scenes class.

Life&Culture Real Rosie the Riveter, Naomi Parker Fraley, dead at 96
Author: 0 Real Rosie the Riveter, Naomi Parker Fraley, dead at 96

Among those who backed Fraley's claim as being the poster's likely inspiration was James J. Kimble, an associate professor of communication and the arts at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, who spent six years researching the image. "I couldn't believe it", she told The Oakland Tribune in 2016. When he first read the caption naming Parker Fraley, Mr Kimble assumed she was dead and set about trying to track down relatives through a genealogical society.

Life&Culture Oscars: New Rules Unveiled to Govern Handling of Envelopes
Author: 0 Oscars: New Rules Unveiled to Govern Handling of Envelopes

So what is being done to stop the same thing from happening this year? At this year's ceremony, the company's chairman, Tim Ryan, has said he will be personally involved in making sure the evening goes smoothly. PwC employees will also attend show rehearsals and practice what to do if something goes wrong. Although questions were raised over PwC's future at the Oscars, the organisation kept its contract because the mistake was down to a "very public human error".

Life&Culture Slayer set to split after 'one final world tour'
Author: 0 Slayer set to split after 'one final world tour'

Though they haven't revealed any dates for their so-called "Farewell Tour", the group dropped a promo video promising that the "The End of of Days Is Near", while their iconic metal anthem " Raining Blood " blasted away in the background. Because when we started off, everything was great, because you're young and invincible. Though never fully crossing over into the mainstream like Metallica , Slayer cultivated a dedicated following over their career, releasing 12 studio albums.

Life&Culture After mistake on dating app, MSU freshman emailed every Claudia on campus
Author: 0 After mistake on dating app, MSU freshman emailed every Claudia on campus

So Moll swiped left and lost his shot - until he got an idea. He was looking for a girl named Claudia, who he said attended the campus and popped up on his Tinder feed. Moll continued, "I'm just asking, if this is your profile that I described, please message me back with "right" or "left" just so I know if you're interested or not".

Life&Culture The Undertaker Returns (Video), Eric Bischoff On Vince McMahon (Video), Main Event
Author: 0 The Undertaker Returns (Video), Eric Bischoff On Vince McMahon (Video), Main Event

It was only fitting that on the 25th anniversary of Raw last night, arguably WWE's biggest ever star, Stone Cold Steve Austin , turned up and raised some hell. Is Undertaker set for a return to the ring? Unfortunately if that rivalry was indeed on the cards it's been shelved for the time being. John Cena interrupted him and hit him with the five-knuckle shuffle.

Life&Culture Neil Diamond Retires From Touring After Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis
Author: 0 Neil Diamond Retires From Touring After Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

He has sold over 75 million albums in his career and is known for hits like " Sweet Caroline ", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", and "Forever in Blue Jeans". On January 24th, Neil Diamond will celebrate his 77th birthday and is slated to honored by Recording Academy with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on January 28.

Life&Culture And the Oscar (nomination) goes to …
Author: 0 And the Oscar (nomination) goes to …

The film directed by Martin McDonagh won four awards at the Golden Globes earlier this month , including: best drama film, best movie screenplay, best supporting actor in a movie (won by Sam Rockwell) and best actress in a drama movie (won by Frances McDormand ).

Life&Culture Ryan Reynolds to remake 'Clue' at Fox
Author: 0 Ryan Reynolds to remake 'Clue' at Fox

It's noted the three-year deal keeps Ryan Reynolds in the Fox fold well into the merger with Disney that is expected to take 12 to 18 months. The first of these will be Clue , a live action film based on the Hasbro board game of the same name (known as Cluedo in Ireland and the UK).

Life&Culture Netflix Lost Out On $39 Million After Cutting Ties With Kevin Spacey
Author: 0 Netflix Lost Out On $39 Million After Cutting Ties With Kevin Spacey

This includes the biopic Gore about Gore Vidal, which Netflix has decided not to release, and the suspension of Spacey from his hit Netflix series, House of Cards . Even with the charge, Netflix had a blow-out quarter for subscriber growth, so investors were able to shrug it off. During the earnings interview, Wells explained that write-downs are to be expected but that this was Netflix's first of this magnitude - a mandatory turn of events " related to the societal reset around ...

Life&Culture Linked with Madrid, goalkeeper renews Athletic Bilbao deal
Author: 0 Linked with Madrid, goalkeeper renews Athletic Bilbao deal

The Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper looked set to play out his contract and then move elsewhere, but Los Merengues never really did too much to make a push for the Spain worldwide. "The negotiations have been prolonged, and those who are close to me know that I've thought a lot and analysed everything before making a decision", he continued.

Life&Culture Jessica Falkholt laid to rest in Sydney
Author: 0 Jessica Falkholt laid to rest in Sydney

His eulogy was delivered after friends and relatives of Jessica gathered at a Sydney church yesterday to farewell the 29-year-old almost a month after the crash also claimed the lives of her parents and sister. The Home and Away actress had been in critical condition in hospital for several weeks before the decision to made to turn off her life support one day after the funeral of her parents and sister.

Life&Culture Britney Spears is coming to Dublin for 3Arena date
Author: 0 Britney Spears is coming to Dublin for 3Arena date

Britney Spears shows off her sporty figure in racy pictures. She now has a residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. "With over 250 shows, the record-setting residency was sold out on a regular basis, generating over $140 million gross revenue and selling over 930,000 tickets".

Life&Culture Hugh Masekela, one of South Africa's greatest musicians
Author: 0 Hugh Masekela, one of South Africa's greatest musicians

Legendary South African trumpeter and anti-apartheid movement figure, Hugh Masekela has died at aged 78, after a battle with prostate cancer , according to his family and the government. Among his greatest hits were the beloved anthem " Bring Him Back Home ", demanding Mandela's freedom from jail, and " Grazing in the Grass ". Masekela joined jazz ensembles during this period and collaborated with musicians such as Paul Simon, always spreading his message against apartheid throughout the ...

Life&Culture CMA says Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest
Author: 0 CMA says Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest

Britain's competition regulator told Rupert Murdoch his $15 billion (11 billion pounds) takeover of Sky was not in the public interest and would be blocked unless there was a way to prevent the tycoon from influencing the network's news output.

Life&Culture Bill Cosby to perform at jazz club ahead of retrial
Author: 0 Bill Cosby to perform at jazz club ahead of retrial

It was framed as a "return" to the stage as part of a tribute night. NPR reporter Bobby Allyn was in attendance Monday at Cosby's performance. In another instance, Cosby, who is legally blind, nearly dropped a jar he was holding, leading the crowd to gasp, 'Whoa!' The April trial will see Cosby once again facing accusations from Andrea Constand that he drugged and assaulted her in 2004.