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Idris Elba Introduces Girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre To Prince Charles

Beauty queen, meet future king.<p>British actor Idris Elba, who has ascended to movie royalty, introduced girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre to real royalty Thursday night.<p>The dashing “Molly’s Game” star and his companion made small talk with the prince at the One Million Young Lives Dinner at Buckingham …

Royal Family

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Announce Their Wedding Date

The couple got engaged last month.<p>Kensington Palace announced Friday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry on May 19, 2018.<p><i>This is a developing story</i>

Royal Family

People Aren't Sure What Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year Actually Means

"This is not a word that I have ever heard used."<p>Oxford Dictionaries announced its 2017 Word of the Year on Friday morning: “youthquake.”<p>But there’s one slight problem. Lots of people are not entirely sure what the term actually means.<p>The British dictionary publisher defines “youthquake” as “a …

Language

Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For You

And for the internet as we know it.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>WHAT THE NET NEUTRALITY REPEAL MEANS</b> “The repeal rolls back so-called ‘Title II’ regulations that classified the internet as a public utility, and which, among other things, required …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

James Corden, Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron Bring The Circus To NYC Streets

It's the greatest show on earth. Well, in New York at least.<p>James Corden brought a circus atmosphere to the streets of New York with his latest “Crosswalk the Musical” production.<p>Stars of upcoming circus-themed movie “The Greatest Showman” joined the fun, which aired on Thursday’s “The Late Late …

James Corden

Report: Music Promoter Offered To Set Up Putin, Trump Meeting During Campaign

The same man arranged Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer.<p>A British music promoter offered to set up a meeting for then-candidate Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the presidential campaign, according to The Washington Post.<p>The Post said it obtained an …

Donald Trump

Prestige Predators: Private Equity Cashes In On Payday Lending

In 2017, poverty is big business.<p>In the prestige hierarchy of American finance, the lords of private equity are enthroned at the very top. Some are genial patricians, while others savor reputations as ruthless buccaneers. They purchase entire corporations and reward themselves with enormous …

Finance

Wil Wheaton Wears 'Star Trek' Uniform To 'Star Wars' FOR REAL

Just like he did on "The Big Bang Theory."<p>Life gloriously imitated art Thursday when actor Wil Wheaton wore a “Star Trek” costume to a screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”<p>Wheaton portrayed Wesley Crusher on TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987-1994), and has been playing himself on “The …

Star Trek

Taylor Swift Said She 'Couldn't Have Asked For A Better Year' And Divided Us All

"READ THE ROOM, TAYLOR."<p>Taylor Swift praised 2017, and all hell broke loose.<p>In an Instagram post the pop star shared Wednesday to mark her 28th birthday, Swift said she “couldn’t have asked for a better year.”<p>It was “all thanks” to her fans, she added.<p>The post went viral, but received a decidedly …

Taylor Swift

'The Tonight Show' Turns Beautiful Christmas Poem Into A Trumpian Nightmare

"And not a person was working, but especially not me."<p>Trust Jimmy Fallon to ruin a classic Christmas poem.<p>The comedian reworked the iconic <i>A Visit from St. Nicholas</i> for the Trump era on Thursday’s episode of “The Tonight Show.”<p>Following some crafty editing of President Donald Trump’s speeches, the …

Comedy

Stephen Colbert Trolls Alex Jones With Big Mouth Billy Bass Grilling

"There is simply no machine in your house you can trust."<p>“Brain Fight with Tuck Buckford” is back, and this time Stephen Colbert’s spoof conspiracy theorist has Big Mouth Billy Bass in his sights.<p>On Thursday’s “Late Show,” Colbert reprised his Alex Jones-esque character to interrogate two smart …

Comedy

Trump Benefited From The ‘Chain Migration’ He Blamed For Monday's Terror Attack

The practice of bringing immigrant families together in the United States likely made the president richer and happier.<p>President Donald Trump used the attempted New York terrorist attack this week to renew his call to end “chain migration.” That’s the term immigration restrictionists use to …

Immigration

Missing From Amazon's Search For A Second Home: The Climate Effects

The internet giant touts its green bona fides, but its HQ2 contest ignores global warming.<p>When Amazon kicked off a bidding war for its second North American headquarters in September, the company laid out a vision of its perfect suitor. The ideal city would have more than a million people, mass …

Climate

1 Embarrassing Photo Shuts Down Ted Cruz's Argument Against Net Neutrality

That didn't go so well for the Texas senator.<p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on Thursday tried to mock supporters of net neutrality, the rule repealed by the FCC that had required Internet service providers to treat all traffic equally.<p>It didn’t go well.<p>Critics warn the repeal could lead to ISPs charging …

Internet

This TV Meteorologist Has Absolutely Had It With The Flat-Earth Movement

Keith Carson has a simple challenge for those who think the Earth is flat.<p>Count meteorologist Keith Carson among those working in the scientific community who’ve had just about enough of the “flat Earth” movement.<p>Carson, who works for NBC affiliates WCSH and WLBZ in Maine, spent nearly five minutes …

Meteorology

‘I Love WikiLeaks!’: Trump’s Acceptance Of Russian Help Hides In Plain Sight

Trump praised the group releasing stolen emails even as he should’ve known it was an arm of Russian intelligence.<p>WASHINGTON ― If Donald Trump had trafficked in stolen television sets, he could have gone to jail. But he trafficked in emails stolen by a foreign adversary and went to the Oval Office …

Donald Trump

Jimmy Kimmel Rips 'Despicable' FCC Over Net Neutrality Vote

"Merry Christmas, everybody."<p>Jimmy Kimmel tore into the Federal Communications Commission and its commissioner Ajit Pai on Thursday for voting to repeal net neutrality.<p>“I just want to say thank you, President Trump,” Kimmel said. “Thanks to you and this jackhole you appointed to run the FCC, big …

Net Neutrality

Jimmy Fallon Shares Epic Holiday Gift Fails

#WorstGiftEver<p>Most people have a bad holiday gift story to tell.<p>So on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon rounded up some of the most bizarre presents his viewers had received over the years.<p>A terrifying ceramic pea pod with weird baby faces, anyone?<p><b>Check out the full</b> …

Comedy

RNC Request To Send Christmas Greetings To The Trumps Goes Awry

"Where should we send the lumps of coal?"<p>The Republican National Committee took to Twitter on Thursday to encourage folks to send Christmas greetings to the Trumps.<p>People replied by posting messages for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump that weren’t really in the holiday spirit:

Donald Trump

'The Simpsons' Troll Donald Trump With A Crucial Reminder About Puerto Rico

And an imagined disastrous meeting with Robert Mueller.<p>“The Simpsons” used its latest video trolling President Donald Trump to remind viewers that Puerto Rico is still in need of aid after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory earlier this year.<p>“The Simpsons” creators imagined the president …

The Simpsons

Trump Judicial Nominee Can't Answer Basic Questions About The Law In Disastrous Hearing

Matthew Spencer Petersen admits to "the challenge that would be ahead of me."<p>One of President Donald Trump’s nominees for a lifetime appointment as a U.S. district court judge struggled to answer basic questions about the law during a confirmation hearing on Thursday.<p>Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), had …

John Kennedy

Seth Meyers Trolls Omarosa For Getting Fired

"You know it's bad if they have to fire you in the same place where they killed Osama bin Laden."<p>Seth Meyers delighted in the news that Omarosa Manigault Newman had been fired from her role as director of communications for the White House Public Liaison Office.<p>The “Late Night” host played a clip …

Donald Trump

Trump's Statement On Redundancy Is Hilariously Redundant

He's still got the best words.<p>President Donald Trump’s statement on deregulation on Thursday is getting plenty of attention, but not just for his claim of killing off 22 regulations for every new one implemented.<p>It’s this quote from the president at the top of the White House news release:<p>“We will …

Donald Trump

Worker Says Colleague Faked Out Her iPhone X's Facial Recognition ID

It could also be cheeky passcode training, an Apple spokesman says.<p>A worker in the Chinese city of Nanjing claims a colleague has bested the facial recognition technology on her new iPhone X — twice.<p>The woman, identified only by her surname Yan, told the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corp. that her …

Phil Schiller

Rupert Murdoch Bashes As 'Nonsense' Concerns About Sexual Harassment At Fox

But there was "sort of" a problem with Roger Ailes, he acknowledged.<p>In an interview with his Sky News TV on Thursday, media mogul Rupert Murdoch dismissed reports about sexual harassment at Fox News as “largely political because we’re conservative.”<p>When Sky News’ Ian King asked Murdoch <b></b>if he thought …

Rupert Murdoch

Trump Delivers A Favor For The Fast-Food Industry

The president's appointees on the labor board just made it harder for workers to fight big chains like McDonald's.<p>President Donald Trump’s picks for the National Labor Relations Board overturned a major precedent from the Obama years Thursday, delivering a blow to labor unions and a big win to …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr. Doesn't Seem To Know His Dad Appointed The FCC Head

He blamed Obama for Commissioner Ajit Pai's role in the net neutrality repeal.<p>Donald Trump Jr. managed to spread some fake news Thursday on Twitter.<p>The president’s son used the platform to criticize supporters of net neutrality after the Federal Communications Commission repealed the Title II …

Net Neutrality

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Congress: Helping Puerto Rico Is ‘Politically Smart’

But mainly the "Hamilton" creator wants the government to help because people are suffering.<p>Lin-Manuel Miranda wants Congress to know that it’s in their best interest to help the people of Puerto Rico.<p>Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory, 36.5 percent of the …

Caribbean

Trump's Biggest Win In 2017 Is His Judicial Confirmations

He's gotten more circuit court judges on the bench than any other president in a first year in office. Many oppose abortion rights and are anti-LGBTQ.<p>WASHINGTON ― Almost a year into his job, President Donald Trump’s biggest accomplishment isn’t any specific legislation that’s passed or executive …

Roe v. Wade

How Net Neutrality Repeal Could Silence Women And People Of Color

The FCC voted Thursday to overturn rules that ensured ISPs couldn't play favorites with websites and services.<p>Billion-dollar corporations scored a victory on Thursday as the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality protections. Back in 2015, these rules were put in place to …

Net Neutrality