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Francis Bean Cobain Remembers Her Father, Kurt Cobain, on His 50th Birthday

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Francis Bean Cobain paid tribute to her late father on Monday with a handwritten note posted on Instagram. “You are loved and you are missed,” she wrote wrote. “Thank you for giving me the Gift of life.” Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 on Feb. 20. He died on April 6, 1994, at age 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head when his daughter was just one year old. Also Read: Kurt Cobain's Daughter Honors Rock Star on Anniversary of His Death Francis, now 21, was recently named the face of Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2017 ad campaign. Her father was known for his grunge style, »


- Ashley Boucher

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‘Lego Batman’ Wins Sluggish Presidents’ Day Weekend Box Office

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As expected, Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie” easily kept hold of the top spot at the box office after a Presidents Day weekend that produced the lowest revenue since 2013. According to comScore estimates, this year’s films were only able to rack up a grand total of $178 million, a 36 percent drop from last year’s Presidents Day, which got a boost from Fox’s R-rated blockbuster “Deadpool.” 2015’s Presidents Day totals were also able to easily pass the $200 million mark without the help of an extra Monday thanks to the release of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Also Read: 'La La. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Cpac Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos as Speaker Over Pedophilia Comments

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The Conservative Political Action Conference has rescinded Milo Yiannopoulos’ invitation to speak at a Wednesday conference following discovered comments from the Breitbart editor on pedophilia which sparked outrage over the weekend. “Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference,” the organization said in a statement. “We realize that Mr. Yiannopoulos has responded on Facebook, but it is insufficient. It is up to him to answer the tough questions and we urge him to immediately further address. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Josh Gad Enlists Chris Pratt, Penelope Cruz to Grill Daisy Ridley about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (Video)

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Josh Gad has stopped grilling “Murder on the Orient Express” costar Daisy Ridley about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — instead, he enlisted Chris Pratt, Penelope Cruz and Bryce Dallas Howard to do the questioning. “Please don’t say you’re setting me up this time,” Ridley says to Gad, who is filming the interaction for the Instagram video below. “I have no more questions… they do,” he says as he pans the camera to a bunch of people sitting on a couch, including some of her other “Murder on the Orient Express” costars. Also Read: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley to Star in. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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TV Land’s Keith Cox Named President of Development at Paramount Network

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Keith Cox, who currently heads development at TV Land, will add oversight of the new Paramount Network, TheWrap has learned. The network’s current Evp of Original Programming, Sharon Levy, will step down from the network, which is currently called Spike and is expected to relaunch under its new name in 2018. Cox will be named president of development and production for the Paramount Network and TV Land, in an official announcement expected to come tomorrow. Also Read: Here's Viacom's New 5-Point Strategic Plan: 6 Brands, 'Deeper Integration of Paramount' Cox was upped to president at TV Land in September 2016, previously having served as executive. »


- Reid Nakamura

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14 Trump-Trolling Tweets for Presidents Day

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Making a special occasion of an everyday occurrence, the Twitterverse took extra care to let President Donald Trump know that it is not pleased with him on Monday, Presidents Day. “Throughout our 100 years of existence we have held every president accountable,” the Aclu tweeted. “Happy Presidents’ Day.” While many others are taking to Twitter to simply tweet Trump’s “The Apprentice” signature phrase — “You’re fired” — at him. Also Read: Read Aaron Sorkin's Anti-Trump Tirade at WGA Awards Among them is Sally Yates, the acting attorney general who was fired when she refused to enforce his travel ban targeting seven predominantly Muslim countries. »


- Linda Ge

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‘King Arthur’ Trailer Features Buff Charlie Hunnam and Lots of Swordplay (Video)

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A buff Charlie Hunnam pulls a sword from a stone and embraces his royal destiny in the new trailer for Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Hunnam has the title role in Guy Ritchies’s frequently delayed new film, which offers an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth and traces Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Morning Joe': Trump’s ‘Not Smart Enough’ to Actually Hurt CNN (Video)

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Morning Joe” Scarborough is so over President Trump, he’s willing to praise MSNBC’s competition to end this insanity. Responding to Trump’s latest attack on “fake news,” a tweet in which the leader of the free world called the media — the “failing” New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS and CNN, specifically — the “enemy of the American people,” Scarborough chose country and logic over business. “Let’s just put it all out on the table,” Scarborough said on Monday’s show. “Everybody’s ratings are up. Newspaper subscriptions at The New York Times are exploding, The Washington Post »


- Tony Maglio

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19 Most Memorable, Outrageous Oscar Moments in History (Videos)

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A look back at Oscar highlights, from Marlon Brando refusing his award to John Travolta botching Idina Menzel’s name. Jerry Lewis Improvises Oscars Finale for 20 Minutes (1959) Lewis hosted the show in 1959, but for some reason, the show ended 20 minutes early, so he improvised a monologue for the rest of the show, which was joked about for many years after that.   Marlon Brando Refuses Best Actor Oscar (1973) When Brando won the award for Best Actor for his role in “The Godfather,” he sent up Sacheen Littlefeather to wave away the statue and say that Brando couldn’t accept the award. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Uber Launches ‘Urgent Investigation’ Into Sexual Harassment Claims Made by Former Employee

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Uber is conducting an “urgent investigation” into claims by a former employee who says she was sexually harassed while with company — and that Uber did nothing about it. “What’s described here is abhorrent & against everything we believe in. Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is Ok will be fired,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick declared on Twitter while retweeting a post by Susan Fowler Rigetti, who linked to a blog post she wrote regarding her claims. 1/ What's described here is abhorrent & against everything we believe in. Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is Ok will be. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Priscilla Presley Confirms She’s Caring for Lisa Marie’s Kids Amid Ugly Divorce Drama

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Calm down, everyone — Lisa Marie Presley’s kids are safe and sound with grandma. Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley’s mother and the ex-wife of deceased music legend Elvis Presley, took to Facebook on Sunday to clear up the custody situation of her daughter’s eight-year-old twins, Finley and Harper, as Lisa Marie goes through ugly divorce proceedings with her estranged husband, Michael Lockwood. “There is lots of confusion, commotion and concern from all the talk circulating,” the elder Presley wrote. “Let me put this to rest … the girls have not been in foster care and never will be. The girls have. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Former NFL Player Arrested While Naked, Again

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Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested on Saturday when he attempted to force his way into a home in Oregon and then stripped naked, police said. The homeowners told authorities that Wilson, 34, was acting erratically when he tried to break into the house in Woodburn, Oregon, the Associated Press reported. When the officers arrived to investigate, Wilson came out of the garden shed — naked. He was then transported to the Marion County Jail. Also Read: NFL Player Jon Dorenbos Scores Big With 'Ellen' Super Bowl Hosting Gig (Video) This is the third strange incident involving the son of famed. »


- Debbie Emery

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Vin Diesel Releases His Own Spin on Selena Gomez’s Latest Single

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Vin Diesel: Action hero, social media star, giant robot, talking tree … music sensation? The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star has released his own rendition on Facebook of “It Ain’t Me,” Selena Gomez and Kygo’s latest single. Kygo was more than happy to let Diesel cut in, producing the remix himself so Diesel’s voice would perfectly fit with Gomez’s. “I stepped out of my comfort zone for this one,” Diesel wrote on Instagram. “Thank you Kygo for producing this 2017 Hit! Thank you for believing in me enough to ask me to sing. Thank you Selena Gomez »


- Jeremy Fuster

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#OscarsNotSoWhite: The New Yorker Addresses Academy With Bold New Cover

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Two weeks after publishing a striking cover featuring the extinguished torch of the Statue of Liberty, the New Yorker continues to provoke with a new cover honoring the influx of black artists in this year’s list of Academy Award nominees. Eric Drooker’s bold design, titled #OscarsNotSoWhite, depicts the face of the Oscars’ famous Gold Knight statuette adjusted to resemble the face of a black woman. After two years of the acting categories consisting entirely of white actors, this year’s Oscars nominees list includes black actors Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer and Ruth Negga. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Ratings: CBS’ ‘The Good Fight’ Debut Gets Knocked Out by ABC Movie

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The Good Fight” didn’t quite put its’ dukes up in broadcast’s key 18-49 demographic on Sunday, though CBS still won the evening among total viewers. ABC topped the main demo in primetime with movie “Tangled.” CBS and Fox tied for second, with NBC close behind. The whole night was fairly soft with President’s Day looming. Last Sunday, CBS’ Grammy Awards beat down mostly reruns. Also Read: How Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Suddenly Vaulted to No. 1 in Late Night ABC was first in ratings among the Big 4 nets, with a 0.9 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. The Disney-owned channel was third in. »


- Tony Maglio

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U2’s Bono Shredded on Twitter for Praising Mike Pence’s AIDS Efforts

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U2 frontman Bono met with Vice President Mike Pence this past weekend, praising the former Indiana governor for his work on AIDS assistance in Africa. That didn’t go over so well with some on Twitter. The rocker and the politician met during the Munich Security Conference, where the Irishman lauded the American for twice supporting bills in Congress that provided medication to suffering nations overseas. Here’s what Pence tweeted from their face-to-face: Enjoyed chatting w/ Bono at @MunSecConf. Discussed prior effort to twice pass Africa AIDS assistance & future security in developing nations pic.twitter.com/LJcvF4mXid — Vice »


- Tony Maglio

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Angelina Jolie on Brad Pitt Divorce: ‘We Will Always Be a Family’

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Angelina Jolie spoke to BBC World News while in Cambodia to promote her latest directorial effort, the documentary “First They Killed My Father.” Of course, conversation veered to her recent split from husband, Brad Pitt. Pressed by journalist Yalda Hakim about filing for divorce from her “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” co-star, Jolie said: “Many, many people find themselves in this situation. My whole, my family… we’ve all being through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children… and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way. »


- Nigel Smith

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#OscarsWeNeed: Twitter Adds a Few Totally Necessary Academy Awards Categories

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Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor — you’re all cool, but Twitter took Monday morning to suggest some other Academy Award categories that have been overlooked for far too long. It’s amazing we’ve come this far without “Most Undersold Musical Instrument Miming,” for example. Below are a bunch of #OscarsWeNeed, according to users of the popular social media site. Let’s see if the Academy can get on board by Sunday’s awards show. Also Read: Oscars Campaign Winds Down: Does 'La La Land' Have the Best Closing Argument? Best Use of a poster in a movie #OscarsWeNeed pic. »

- Tony Maglio

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John Oliver Rips the Books Open on Vladimir Putin’s Finances (Video)

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Come on, Vlad, we know how much that custom track suit costs. John Oliver spent the lion’s share of Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” episode dissecting the weird relationship between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, pointing out how much secretly wealthier the Eastern European leader is than the stateside one. The HBO host also tore to shreds Potus’ numerous defenses of the man who should be counted among his chief diplomatic rivals. “It’s weird that you’ve been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than you’ve been to Meryl Streep,” Oliver said, later referring to Trump »


- Tony Maglio

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Milo Yiannopoulos Denies Defending Pedophilia After Shocking Comments Emerge (Video)

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Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos denied defending pedophilia after CNN’s Jake Tapper and others called him out Sunday for recorded remarks in which he said some relationships between adults and 13-year-olds are consensual. He also joked that being molested had made him good at oral sex. Yiannopoulos, a conservative, self-professed troll, said he was taken out of context and did not support pedophilia — but he quickly found that internet attacks aren’t as fun when you’re the one being attacked. Yiannopoulos’ comments emerged two days after he accused transgender women of wanting to molest children during a “Real Time With Bill Maher” appearance. »


- Tim Molloy

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