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Sofia Vergara Is Engaged (Reportedly)

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Sofia Vergara, the 42 yr old star of ABC’s Modern Family is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend of a few months Joe Manganiello, 38, star of the popular HBO series True Blood. The two have seemed to be inseparable since they met this past July. They recently spent Christmas together in Hawaii and just yesterday Vergara posted a picture of her and Manganiello snuggled together wishing him a happy birthday and referring to him as her “best friend”. A source told E! news the “True Blood” actor proposed on Christmas Day. This will be Vergara’s second marriage. Her first marriage was to her high school sweetheart Joe Gonzalez. Gonzalez and Vergara were married for a couple of years before the two divorced. She has her only child from that marriage. Although the couple hasn’t confirmed their engagement, we wish Sofia and Joe all of the best!

 
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Russian Economy Heading For Disaster Fast

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The recent decline in oil prices has had a huge impact on the Russian economy over the past few weeks. This has put Russia on the path towards a deep recession and a double digit inflation in 2015, as reported by Russian Officials today. The Russian government has instituted a bail out similar to the U.S. bailout from years ago to help save the Rouble (Russia’s currency).

The economy is slowing even more as problems in the Ukraine are discouraging foreign investment and encouraging capital flight.

The Russian government is now taking what it feels are necessary steps to support financial institutions so that they can address the worsening currency crisis over the past weeks. This crisis has included interest rate hikes. Financial analysts are currently unsure and very pessimistic about the outcome for Russia’s economy and the outcome of the Rouble. It looks like this world power is in for a long hard fight to save their economy.

 
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Getting Ready To Direct My New Movie

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A lot of big things coming up for me in 2015. I hope you enjoy all of my new projects!!

 
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YouTube Threatened With A $1 Billion Lawsuit

New Performing Rights Organization, Global Music Rights has threatened to sue YouTube. The group which represents about 40 notable artists, including Pharrell Williams says that YouTube no longer has the license to perform the songs for a lot of different artists whose material is on YouTube. The artists/songwriters that make up Global Music Rights were former members of ASCAP and BMI. Now that they no longer are a part of the respective Organizations they have requested that over 20,000 songs be removed from YouTube. YouTube claims that they have the right to still perform these songs under the consent decree that they have with ASCAP & BMI. A lawyer from YouTube commented saying that if these artists want their material removed that they must go through the “notice & takedown” process that all YouTube users must go through. No formal lawsuit has been filed, as Global Music Rights is trying to negotiate with YouTube outside of court. We’ll see how long the negotiations last before the media giant is sued for over $1 Billion.

 
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Chris Hemsworth Talks Fame, Party Days and his little brother’s bad relationships in new GQ article

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The blue-eyed 31-year-old is featured on the January cover of GQ just weeks after being named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine.

The studly star opened up about starting over and when he turned into a family man.

“The fame, the parties, the women — I did that stuff back home,” the Australian actor told the mag.

“I got away with a lot more over there,” he continued. “Then I came here” — to film 2010’s ‘Ca$h’ — “and sort of started over.”

Chris Hemsworth said he ‘had no empathy’ for brother Liam Hemsworth ‘being in relationships he shouldn’t be in.’

Hemsworth is now married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky and the two share three children together.

“Depends on how messy it is,” he said of how speedy he can be when changing their kids’ diapers. “Sometimes you gotta give ’em a hose-down.”

The “Thor” star also dished to the glossy about his famous brother, Liam.

The younger Hemsworth, now 24, was previously engaged to Disney star turned wild child Miley Cyrus before the couple split up last year.

“I’ve watched Liam do things I did at his age, like being in relationships he shouldn’t be in, or being reckless just to prove a point. And I had no empathy. My mom had to remind me I was the same way,” Hemsworth said.

“Back when I was still on the soap, I became incredibly insecure and full of anxiety because I didn’t know if I was any good. I spent years being angsty, constantly telling people I wasn’t just part of a soap opera, that I was a real artist. And I remember Luke sort of snapping, telling me to shut up, that he was sick of hearing it,” he added of his older sibling.

Hemsworth went on to tell GQ that he gives fellow actor Matt Damon a lot of credit for how he manages life in the spotlight.

“We became friends around the time I started to work, and I’ve really benefited from watching how he handles himself,” he explained.

“Matt’s just a normal guy who has the movie-star thing figured out.”

 
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Columbus Short Comes “Clean” About Scandal

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Last April, ABC confirmed that Columbus Short would not return to “Scandal” for Season 4. He had been charged with misdemeanor spousal battery against his wife, Tuere Short, who filed for divorce soon after. Now, in a new interview with Access Hollywood, Short revealed that he had been abusing drugs — specifically cocaine — during that time.

“I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life,” he said in the interview. “I was doing cocaine and drinking a lot.”

Short confirmed that his “Scandal” co-stars and showrunner Shonda Rhimes were aware of his activities. “If we’re going to be fully transparent, they protected me and they held me down. And that was one of the real reasons — they just wanted me to get my stuff together. Sometimes the bottom has to be dropped out for you to really get it.”

Since getting fired, Short has moved to Atlanta and has been working on an album, though he’s live tweeted the show — including the episode in which the Gladiators mourn his character’s death — and even held a season premiere party for its return in September. “I would love nothing more to go back to ‘Scandal,'” he said. “It’s my family.”

Watch the full interview:

 
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Beyoncé passes Dolly Parton as the Most Grammy-Nominated Woman of All Time

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The 2015 Grammy nominations are still rolling in, but one thing is already crystal clear: Beyoncé is now the most Grammy-nominated female artist of all time.

This morning, Beyoncé earned her 47th Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary (for her self-titled fifth album). Previously, at 46 nominations, Beyoncé was tied with Dolly Parton. But Bey didn’t stop there: she earned another four nominations — and she could still be nominated for another in the Album of the Year category — for a grand career total of 51 Grammy nods.

Of her previous 46 nominations, Beyoncé has won 17. Parton has won 7. Classical conductor Sir Goerg Solti holds the record with 31 Grammy wins. Other artists with more Grammy wins than Beyoncé include Alison Krause (27 wins), U2 (22 wins), Stevie Wonder (22 wins), and Kanye West (21 wins).

Still, Beyoncé is still young and could overtake them all. And something tells us that she just might do that!

 
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Queen Latifah Show Cancelled: Daytime Talk Show Ending After Two Seasons

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The Queen has been dethroned. After two seasons, The Queen Latifah Show is not returning, Sony Pictures confirmed on Friday, Nov. 21.
The syndicated daytime talk show starring the actress and musician made its debut in September 2013, and kicked off its second season this past September. Born Dana Owens, the host is expected to finish out her current run of episodes through 2015.

“We want to thank Dana, the producers and the entire staff of The Queen Latifah Show for creating a program that we are all very proud of,” Sony said in a statement. “Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show.”
During its short run, The Queen Latifah Show won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling, and was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series.

Latifah, 44, commented on the cancellation on Facebook. She penned a note to herself and reflected on her time on the show.
“Dear Dana,” she began, addressing herself. “Just a little note to say Thank You… Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘True Grit!’ Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.”

“You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show,” the Oscar nominee continued. “We truly changed people’s lives for the better. So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store! Lovingly, You!”

She went on to address her colleagues and collaborators, writing, “P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome… believe in yourself and continue to fly.”

Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/queen-latifah-show-cancelled-daytime-talk-show-ends-after-two-seasons-20142111#ixzz3JkCafuyz
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Friends

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Real talk!!! I have the best friends in the world! You know who U are!

 
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Thank God Its Friday

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Good day at the office! Giving God the glory! I needed you this week and need you next week father can’t do it without you. Everyone have a good weekend!!