Monday, 25 September 2017

South Korean Filmmakers Accuse Two Former Presidents of Blacklisting

South Korean Filmmakers Accuse Two Former Presidents of Blacklisting


South Korean celebrities have requested a prosecution probe into a government blacklist dating as far back as 2009. 
Outrage over reports of the existence of an “artist blacklist” had been central to the unprecedented impeachment of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Now, local creatives and artists are taking action against Park and another former head of state, Lee Myung-bak, fling complaints against them over censorship allegations.

Top South Korean filmmakers, actors and TV personalities have also filed a case with the Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea, part of the Ministry of Justice, requesting an investigation into whether the former Lee administration indeed ordered the national spy agency to blackball industryites during the time it was in power from 2008 until 2013. Park is already being probed after her impeachment.

Jennifer Lopez Announces $1 Million Dollar Donation to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Jennifer Lopez Announces $1 Million Dollar Donation to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Jennifer Lopez goes deeper into her wallet now far more than what she did for Houston to help out her parents' homeland of Puerto Rico ... with a $1 million donation.

J Lo made the announcement Sunday in NYC alongside the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo, saying the American island nation was in desperate need of help after being devastated by Hurricane Maria.

She also said she was teaming up with Mark Cuban in the relief effort by sending supplies and generators by aircraft. J Lo and A-Rod donated $25k each to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts last month.

Hollywood Box Office Report

Hollywood Box Office Report

Here are the highest grossing Hollywood films from the weekend.

Format: Film - Weekend Gross - Total Gross - No.of weeks run

1⃣ Kingsman: The Golden Circle $39.0M $39.0M 1 
2⃣It $30.0M $266.3M 3 
3⃣The LEGO Ninjago Movie $21.2M $21.2M 1 
4⃣American Assassin $6.3M $26.2M 2 
5⃣Mother! $3.3M $13.4M 2 
6⃣Home Again $3.3M $22.3M 3 
7⃣Friend Request $2.4M $2.4M 1 
8⃣The Hitman's Bodyguard $1.9M $73.6M 6 
9⃣Stronger $1.7M $1.7M 1 
🔟Wind River $1.3M $31.7M 8 
 

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Ghana thrashes Nigeria to Win WAFU Cup, See highlights

Ghana thrashes Nigeria to Win WAFU Cup, See highlights

Ghana's Black Stars won the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations in imperious style by beating Nigeria 4⃣-1⃣ on Sunday. Stephen Sarfo netted a brace while Atinga and Cobbina scored one each for the Black Stars. Rabiu Ali notched a late consolation for the Super Eagles.

Nigeria entered the final as the favourites, having defeated Ghana 2-0 in a group game earlier in the tournament but were completely taken aback on the night by a determined Ghana.

The first goal came in the 45th minute when Sarfo turned brilliantly and on a half-volley dispatched the ball into the net. Further misery awaited Nigeria in the 2nd half when Afeez Aremu conceded a penalty which was dispatched by Vincent Atinga.

Stephen Eze then dug Nigeria's own grave by conceding yet another penalty which was converted by Sarfo before Winnful Cobbina made it 4-0 late on.

Though Rabiu Ali scored a late freekick to pull one back for Nigeria, it was Ghana who danced away into the night with the trophy.

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Pink Defies Gravity While Performing at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2017!

Pink Defies Gravity While Performing at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2017!

Pink was a high-flying wonder at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival! The 38-year-old pop superstar tore into smashes like "Raise Your Glass," "Just Like Fire," "Fun House," "So What?" for the crowd in Las Vegas on Friday.

Coldplay and Chris Stapleton also supplied high-energy sets for the hyped crowd. Kelsea Ballerini, who performed at the 2017 Daytime Village, was also spotted hanging out at the festival.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Purchase $26 Million Mansion in the Hamptons

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Purchase $26 Million Mansion in the Hamptons

For $26 million, the couple and their three children will enjoy a property that measures out to 12,000 square feet on a two-acre site. If visitors like best friends Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland or mom Tina Knowles Lawson want to visit, the property also features a 1,800 square-foot guest cottage that includes a living room, full kitchen, two bedrooms and bath.

Inside the main house, residents will enjoy "state-of-the-art modern amenities" including bathrooms that are sculpted with marble selected in Verona, Italy.

Kylie Jenner Is Pregnant‼

Kylie Jenner Is Pregnant‼

The Kardashian family is growing! According to TMZ and other outlets, it is reported that Kylie Jenner is pregnant. She is reportedly expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott.

The 20-year-old E! reality star and makeup mogul has been romantically linked to her rapper beau since at least early April, when the pair attended the 2017 Coachella Arts & Music Festival together. Since then, Kylie and Travis have yet to comment publicly one their relationship, but haven't shied away from flaunting PDA and even getting matching tattoos.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Premier League Match Highlight

Leicester City vs Liverpool Premier League Match Highlight

Philippe Coutinho inspired Liverpool to a thrilling 3-2 Premier League win over Leicester City as the visitors fought off a Foxes fightback that saw Jamie Vardy miss a chance to equalise from the penalty spot.

Having already brilliantly created the opener for Mohamed Salah, Coutinho netted for the Reds for the first time since they rejected advances from Barcelona for his services in the recent transfer window.

Leicester's determined nature meant that it was still far too soon to consider the job done, however, and Shinji Okazaki – a scorer in his side's midweek EFL Cup win over the Merseysiders – pulled a goal back before the break.

Craig Shakespeare had acknowledged that his men benefited from the half-time withdrawal of Coutinho in Tuesday's clash, but Liverpool showed they can threaten on multiple fronts as Jordan Henderson coolly converted at the end of a speedy counter-attack.

That strike kick-started a manic five-minute spell in which Vardy both scored and saw a spot-kick saved by Simon Mignolet, who had conceded the foul with a clumsy charge from off his line.

Liverpool held on, though, and have Sadio Mane back in the fold ahead of a tough week in which they must travel to Spartak Moscow and Newcastle United.

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Premier League Match Highlights

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Premier League Match Highlights

Free-scoring Manchester City added to Crystal Palace's mounting misery with a 5-0 win at the Etihad Stadium, a result that sent Pep Guardiola's men top of the Premier League.

Palace are the only team without a goal in Europe's five major divisions this season after a sixth straight top-flight defeat, and the scale of the task facing the recently appointed Roy Hodgson is thrown into a stark light by a fixture list that places Manchester United and Chelsea next on their agenda.

Contrary to the final scoreline, Hodgson's men acquitted themselves well in the first half and should have led through Ruben Loftus-Cheek before a splendid opener from Leroy Sane arrived a minute before half-time.

Raheem Sterling's quickfire second-half brace put the result beyond any semblance of doubt and an overworked Wayne Hennessey in the Palace goal was unable to keep out Sergio Aguero's 79th-minute header from Sane's cross.

The goal moved Aguero to within one strike of Eric Brook's all-time club scoring record of 177 and an excellent fifth from substitute Fabian Delph extended the goal-difference advantage Guardiola's side enjoy over Manchester United at the summit to four.

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Stoke City vs Chelsea Premier League Match Highlights

Stoke City vs Chelsea Premier League Match Highlights

Alvaro Morata continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick as the Premier League champions sealed an impressive 4-0 victory away to Stoke City.

Chelsea scored from their only two shots in the first half, Morata putting them in front after just 82 seconds before fellow Spain international Pedro netted his second goal in his last three games.

Stoke increased the pressure after the break, but former Real Madrid striker Morata doubled his tally with a brilliant solo goal to end home hopes of a revival.

And Morata then made it six goals in as many Premier League appearances for Chelsea as he sealed his hat-trick with eight minutes remaining.

Antonio Conte's side remain three points behind the two Manchester clubs at the top of the table as they continue the defence of their title.

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Southampton vs Manchester United Premier League Match Highlights

Southampton vs Manchester United Premier League Match Highlights

Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal in as many games for Manchester United to seal a 1-0 victory away to Southampton on Saturday.

The Belgium international converted a rebound in the first half to give Jose Mourinho's side a fifth win in six Premier League games and keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table.

It was a largely unconvincing performance from the visitors, who made the most of their one clear-cut opportunity in a comfortable first half and spent the majority of the second on the back foot.

Lukaku scored after seeing a header saved by Fraser Forster, prompting a repeat of the controversial chant from the away section in support of the former Everton man, but United created little otherwise in a disjointed display and Mourinho was sent to the stands in the dying minutes.

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