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Julie Payette deviendra la prochaine gouverneure générale du Canada

OTTAWA | L’astronaute québécoise Julie Payette a été choisie par le gouvernement Trudeau pour devenir la prochaine représentante de la reine Élisabeth II au Canada, a confirmé TVA Nouvelles mercredi. La femme de 53 ans, qui a été deux fois dans l’espace (1999 et 2009), était jusqu’en octobre dernier directrice du Centre des sciences de Montréal. Elle remplacerait l’actuel gouverneur ...

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Golden Globes Fashion Both Unexpected and Mundane

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Princess Leia hair. Ruth Negga’s space-age silver gown. Evan Rachel Wood in a boyish-yet-feminine tuxedo. While largely a snooze, the red carpet fashion from Sunday’s Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, did have its unexpected moments, along with some classic Hollywood style with modern twists. Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams stole the heart of Rickie De Sole, ...

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Trump Mentioned Early and Often at Golden Globes

Donald Trump was not in attendance at the Golden Globes, but he was there in spirit — or more precisely, as the target of a slew of political barbs, not to mention an impassioned takedown by actress Meryl Streep. Only a few seconds into his monologue, host Jimmy Fallon noted that the Globes was “one of the few places left ...

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Fallon Kicks off Globes with Song, Dance and Trump Jokes

BEVERLY HILS, Calif. — The sunny musical “La La Land” may have danced its way to a Golden Globes record Sunday night, but the film’s seven accolades were a mere sideshow to the eloquence of honoree Meryl Streep, whose speech encapsulated the evening’s prevailing themes of hope, inclusivity and action over anger about the imminent presidency of Donald Trump. “You ...

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A Parade of Pinks on the Golden Globes Red carpet

The pinks had it Sunday on the Golden Globes red carpet, from Ryan Michelle Bathe on the arm of hubby Sterling K. Brown to a stunning Lily Collins in princessy Zuhair Murad, hair up in a loose, dramatic bun. Collins’ couture gown was a light shade with a floral design. She went with her first choice to go with Harry ...

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‘One Day at a Time’ Gets a Modern Makeover on Netflix

LOS ANGELES — Television’s enthusiastic attic-rummaging for old shows to resurrect isn’t abating. With an increasing number of outlets in need of content, original ideas are augmented by reboots and sequels including “The X-Files,” ”Fuller House,” ”Gilmore Girls” and, debuting on Netflix, “One Day at a Time.” But it may be unfair to put Netflix’s sitcom in that company. Yes, ...

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BMI Removes Kim Burrell from Gospel Trailblazers Event

NASHVILLE — The performing rights organization BMI is the latest group to distance itself from gospel singer Kim Burrell after video surfaced of her referring to gays and lesbians as perverted. A statement from BMI released Friday said Burrell will no longer be honoured and she was pulled from their annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music event scheduled for Jan. ...

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PBS Explores 1980 Nuclear Threat Triggered by Socket Wrench

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — For about 10 hours in 1980, the United States faced a nuclear threat of its own making after an airman performing maintenance on a Titan II missile dropped a 9-pound socket 70 feet, ripping a hole in a fuel tank and leading to an explosion that propelled a 9-megaton warhead out of the ground. Using decades-old ...

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The Books that You Leave Behind Tell Their Own Story

Will Schwalbe had an old friend, who like himself, was a voracious collector of books, amassing thousands of volumes. Around the age of 70, this friend made a decision to keep exactly 100 titles in his possession — if he bought a new book, he would give away or donate another one off his shelves. When he died a decade ...

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Elvis’ home-away-from-home Could be Razed for Car Wash

NASHVILLE — As a teenager growing up in the 1950s, Steve North would look for the pink Cadillac outside a stone house on the outskirts of Nashville. If the car was there, Elvis was in the building. Decades later, North bought the property and practiced law at the unassuming former home of Col. Tom Parker, the rough-around-the-edges manager who helped ...

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