Monthly Archives: December 2017

American Crime Story: Penelope Cruz bears a striking resemblance to Donatella Versace as she embodies the Italian …

She shocked fans with her style transformation to play Donatella Versace. 

And Penelope Cruz looked more like the Italian designer than ever in a striking snap taken ahead of the Gianni Versace: American Crime Story debut next month.

Posing up a storm whilst clad in a platinum blonde wig and eye-catching gown, the 43-year-old Spanish actress was a vision of beauty. 

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Glam: Donatella Versace, 62, is famed for her glamour

Two of a kind: Penelope Cruz looked more like Donatella Versace (R) than ever in a striking snap taken ahead of the Gianni Versace: American Crime Story debut next month

Embodying the famed designer, Penelope flaunted her hourglass curves in a cream bustier gown with a soaring thigh high split that showed off

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5224461/Penelope-Cruz-bears-striking-resemblance-Versace.html

WATCH: The Trailer For Netflix’s New Thriller Looks Ridiculously Scary

The new year is just about upon us, which means we must be just about ready for another Netflix thriller to give us life, right? Right.

Thankfully the guys over at Netflix have sorted us right out by releasing the official trailer for their new movie The Open House, and it looks seriously good. You can watch the full trailer here…


Credit: Netflix

The film, which will come to Netflix on 19th January, sees Logan and Naomi Wallace trying to sell their house, but it is not just any ordinary house….

The Open House stars 13 Reasons Why‘s very own Dylan Minnette and Mad Men’s Katie Walder so it’s certainly got a lot of expectation to live up to.

And if you are looking for a brand new documentary to waste hours of your life watching, Rotten might be right up your street.

According to Lovin Manchester, the series

Read more at: http://www.pretty52.com/entertaining/tv-and-film-netflixs-new-thriller-looks-ridiculously-scary-20171230

Monica Lewinsky Reveals That You Can Now Get High With Her

Monica Lewinsky is branching out in an unexpected way. Although Lewinsky is most famous for her scandal with former President Bill Clinton, the 44-year-old is now entering the marijuana business — sort of. A marijuana manufacturer in Seattle, Washington just named a new weed strain after Lewinsky, meaning fans around the world can now get high with her.

Lewinsky Gets Her Weed

According to Page Six, the company Sugarleaf Farms officially named a new strain of weed, “Monica Lewinsky.” The product is on the market for a little over $100 for 14 grams and was created back in 2016.

While Lewinsky might appreciate being honored with her own strain of weed, she might not appreciate all the added attention. Some fans complimented Lewinsky on her looks after she tweeted about the weed, though a few couldn’t help throwing Bill Clinton’s name into the mix. That said, the CEO of Sugarleaf revealed that

Read more at: https://www.inquisitr.com/4709214/monica-lewinsky-reveals-that-you-can-now-get-high-with-her/

President Trump turned cable news into must-see TV in 2017

Before President Trump occupied the White House, he was known for bragging about the ratings for his NBC reality show “The Apprentice.”

Based on the year-end Nielsen ratings for cable news, Trump can rightfully start boasting again.

Fox News finished 2017 as the most-watched cable network in all of TV for the second consecutive year, with an average of 1.5 million viewers, up 8% over last year. MSNBC finished third among all cable competition with 890,000 viewers, up 48% to a new high, while CNN finished sixth with 783,000, up 4%.

Most impressively, all three news networks improved on the record viewing levels achieved in 2016, a year bolstered by an epic presidential election campaign. Cable news channels traditionally expect an audience decline following an election year, but the unpredictability of the Trump White House generated interest, passion and anger that kept audiences tuned in throughout 2017.

Helen Garner: ‘I used to feel spiteful because I never won prizes. Now I can die happy’

Drive down a lonely stretch of Geelong road in Victoria and you’ll find Winchelsea, and three little white crosses. On Father’s Day 2005, Robert Farquharson, a window cleaner, was driving his three sons back to their mother’s house when his battered Commodore suddenly veered into a dam. The father swam free; the children all drowned. Farquharson would claim for the next seven years that he’d had a coughing fit. Was he a loving father, caught in a horrible accident? Or had he killed his kids, to get back at his ex-wife?

The Australian writer Helen Garner documented Farquharson’s trial and subsequent conviction in her 2014 book This House of Grief. It has become one of many true stories that are now known as “Helen Garner cases”: stories of bewildering violence and cruelty, or what she calls the “excruciating realms of human behaviour, where reason fights to gain

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/30/helen-garner-i-used-to-feel-spiteful-because-i-never-won-prizes-now-i-can-die-happy

The 5 best nonfiction books of 2017

1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (Doubleday, $29)

Give David Grann’s latest a chance to get its hooks in you, and “it will sear your soul,” said Dave Eggers at The New York Times. A “riveting” true-crime tale, Killers of the Flower Moon revisits a spate of 1920s Oklahoma murders that terrorized members of the Osage tribe shortly after an oil strike turned them overnight into the wealthiest people in the world. When local law enforcement failed to identify any of the perpetrators, J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI pulled together an undercover team that unearthed a disturbing conspiracy rooted in white resentment. And until the big reveal arrives, “you will not see it coming.” But Hoover didn’t even get

Read more at: http://theweek.com/articles/743444/5-best-nonfiction-books-2017

Brooklyn Woman Found Dead Near Her Crying Daughter | PEOPLE …

A New York City woman was found dead at the bottom of a staircase inside her home on Wednesday morning after neighbors heard a child crying near her body, according to reports about the incident.

“Officers discovered a 22-year-old female victim unconscious and unresponsive laying on the bottom of the basement staircase with trauma to the body,” N.Y.C. police said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

Tonie Wells was pronounced dead at the scene. Her official cause of death is pending results of an autopsy from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York.

Police were called after neighbors reportedly heard a toddler girl crying and unattended at the basement steps of the two-story home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, according to local TV station WNBC.

The child — Wells’ daughter — was unhurt, according to news reports.

Authorities began searching for Wells’ husband, Barry Wells, after they responded to the scene.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/nyc-brooklyn-woman-strangled-pushed-down-stairs-husband/

Child’s Cries Lead Police to Her Mother’s Lifeless Body at the Bottom of Their Basement Stairs

A New York City woman was found dead at the bottom of a staircase inside her home on Wednesday morning after neighbors heard a child crying near her body, according to reports about the incident.

“Officers discovered a 22-year-old female victim unconscious and unresponsive laying on the bottom of the basement staircase with trauma to the body,” N.Y.C. police said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

Tonie Wells was pronounced dead at the scene. Her official cause of death is pending results of an autopsy from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York.

Police were called after neighbors reportedly heard a toddler girl crying and unattended at the basement steps of the two-story home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, according to local TV station WNBC.

The child — Wells’ daughter — was unhurt, according to news reports.

Authorities began searching for Wells’ husband, Barry Wells, after they responded to the scene.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/nyc-brooklyn-woman-strangled-pushed-down-stairs-husband/