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January 13, 2017 10:30 PM Floyd Mayweather's pride is now the only thing standing in the way of a Conor McGregor fight

It would be one of the more ludicrous events in combat sports history, but it may also be one of the most lucrative. A Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match has been bandied about for a while now. It went from farcical to mildly possible Friday, even if the Mayweather camp is already bashing it. UFC president Dana White went on Colin Cowherd’s 14

January 13, 2017 7:01 PM The era of extreme entertainment comes to the presidential press conference

President Obama’s farewell speech, and Donald Trump’s first official press conference since becoming president elect, took place less than 14 hours apart. But in that brief period between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, 70 years’ worth of presidential decorum dating to the first televised address from the White House by Harry Truman was thrown 11

January 13, 2017 5:13 PM 'Urban Myths' Episode With Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson Gets Yanked

How much criticism can a single half-hour episode of television sustain before it gets the ax? On Friday, we may have gotten our answer: An episode of the British comedy series Urban Myths — which drew widespread complaints for featuring the white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson — has been cancelled by Sky TV before it could air. "We have taken 15

January 13, 2017 5:12 PM Michaels recalls 80,000 Himalayan salt lamps

The arts and crafts store Michaels recalled about 80,000 pink Himalayan salt lamps after it was discovered they could shock or catch fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the lamp's "dimmer switch and/or outlet plug can overheat and ignite, posing shock and fire hazards." The agency said there were about 80,000 Lumière brand lamps affected 14

January 13, 2017 12:12 PM Sesame Street cast make Oscar picks

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Cookie Monster, Elmo and Grover told HLN's Michaela Pereira their 2017 Academy Award favorites Thursday. Elmo kept it cute-- he is a big fan of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's musical "La la la la, la la La La Land." Cookie Monster chose Manchester by the "The Letter" Sea because, as Pereira joked, "C is for Cookie." Grover 11

January 13, 2017 8:29 AM Paramount Pictures co-founder's daughter, author Betty Lasky dies at 94

LOS ANGELES – Film historian and author Betty Lasky has died. She was 94. Lasky's longtime friend Mark Penn said Thursday that Lasky died Saturday in Los Angeles from complications from pneumonia. The daughter of Paramount Pictures co-founder Jesse L. Lasky, Betty Lasky developed an interest in film history at a young age. She contributed articles about 17

January 12, 2017 5:22 PM Football: High school coaches hope Rams, Chargers can make impact in L.A

High school football coaches in Southern California are both optimistic but also a little skeptical about whether having the Rams and Chargers in Los Angeles will impact their programs in a positive manner. Charles Mincy, the football coach at Dorsey and a former head coach at Inglewood, the city where the new stadium is being built to house the Rams and Chargers 2

January 12, 2017 4:25 PM Four Young Ballerinas Celebrate Dancers Of Color Who Inspire Them

Women from the Brown Girls Do Ballet network honor icons in their field. “I want to show the ballet world it’s possible to do all these things and not be rail-thin or have blond hair,” Misty Copeland told Self Magazine last year. “I feel like I’m representing not just the little brown girls but all African-American dancers who have come before me who were never 15

January 11, 2017 5:53 PM Today in Entertainment: Donald Trump's tumultuous friendships​ with Meryl Streep, Kanye West and others

Sorry, Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson is something you can't unsee Sky Arts has released a trailer for its upcoming comedy series "Urban Myths," and it features the unforgettable first look at Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson. Yes, that Michael Jackson. The U.K. comedy series is comprised of eight episodes, each following an unbelievable but possibly 14

January 11, 2017 5:22 PM Opinion: why Ghanaians shouldn't ignore plagiarism row

Natasha Nyanin is Ghanaian writer and creative consultant who lives in New York City. She writes about the arts and culture, fashion, travel with an interest in various modalities of creativity and their intersectionality. She was previously a health scientist for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She writes a blog at The Ecstatic Flash 15