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    TWIN PEAKS showtime

    Showtime's much-anticipated "Twin Peaks" revival series is being pushed back to 2017.

    The news broke during the CBS Corp. (owner of Showtime) earnings call on Tuesday with president and CEO Les Moonves, according to Variety

    Despite the chief's statement, Showtime told the trade magazine that a 2016 premiere may still be possible. If not, it means that the show's limited series return will miss its 25th anniversary.

    While the return has been in development for more than a year, it hit a snag when Lynch said he would no longer be directing the series publicly via Twitter. 


    About a month later, Showtime and Lynch were able to come to an agreement. Lynch was back to direct the nine episodes he and Frost had already written. There would also be a possiblity of more than nine episodes.

     During this past summer's Television Critics Association press tour, Showtime president David Nevins said there was a chance the network would miss its 2016 goal of airing the series due to the agreement with Lynch for an open-ended amount of episodes.

    Kyle MacLachlan is reprising his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. Also, Amanda Seyfried will appear in multiple episodes as a newly created character. Many others from the original series are expected to return, including Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer.

    Originally, "Twin Peaks" ran for two seasons from 1990-1991 on ABC.

    SEE ALSO: 10 TV shows you used to be obsessed with that are being resurrected

    MORE: Amanda Seyfried will star in 'Twin Peaks' revival

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    the force awakens disney

    There are less than two months until the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and still little is known about the characters' origins or any major plot points (thanks no doubt to Disney's anti-spoiler strategy).

    With every new set photo or teaser, rumors begin to circulate around the internet, some with a basis of truth and others merely speculation. But nothing will stop fans of the series from spreading their ideas and trying to guess the film's secrets.

    The seventh installment in the "Star Wars" franchise takes place 30 years after the events of "Return of the Jedi" and features original cast members reprising their roles, including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, as well as new characters portrayed by Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver.   

    None of these theories will be confirmed until the film's December 18 release, but here are 10 fan predictions making their way around the web:

    (Warning: potential spoilers in case any of these turn out to be true.)

    SEE ALSO: This scene from 'The Empire Strikes Back' led to a huge mystery that 'Star Wars' fans haven't been able to solve for 35 years

    Rey is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia

    Proponents of this theory reference the Extended Universe book series in which Han and Leia get married and have twins, a boy and a girl. Following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, it was decided that the film sequels would be original stories, but this still hasn't deterred fans from speculating on this rumor.

    Director J.J. Abrams also told Entertainment Weekly that the exclusion of last names for both Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) was intentional, which further fuels the fan fire. 

    During the Star Wars Celebration in April, Ridley revealed that her character is a scavenger currently living on a desert planet named Jakku, but that was about all she could say.


    Kylo Ren and Rey are siblings

    Following stories established in the Extended Universe, some fans believe that if Rey is Han and Leia's daughter, then Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is her brother, possibly her twin. In the same series, the son does turn to the dark side, while the daughter stays on the light side of the Force.

    Abrams also revealed that Kylo Ren isn't the villain's real name. Since we don't know anything about his lineage, there are a number of possibilities.

    Darth Vader returns

    In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Abrams revealed that Kylo Ren is obsessed with Darth Vader, even basing his mask design on that of Vader. "[Ren] is well aware of what’s come before," the director said, "and that’s very much a part of the story of the film.”

    This obsession has led some fans to speculate that Kylo Ren is working on a way to bring Darth Vader back, possibly through cloning.  Clones are a familiar part of the "Star Wars" universe, so it's a plausible idea, but chances are he's more just inspired by the villain since he does say, "I will finish what you started," in the full trailer.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Pharrell Williams Thumbnail

    After two years on the market and multiple price chops, the Miami penthouse belonging to singer Pharrell Williams is back up for sale. 

    First put on the market for $16.8 million in 2012, the price was dropped to $14 million in 2013 and again to $10.8 million 5 months later, according to property records on Zillow.

    The 9,000-square-foot penthouse sits at the top of the high-rise Bristol Tower in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. Much of that space is full of his pop art collection.

    Dora Puig Real Estate has the listing.

    SEE ALSO: Michael Jordan is trying really hard to sell his outrageous Chicago mansion

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    Pharrell Williams' penthouse definitely feels like his. The first thing you notice when you walk into the grand cathedral-like living room is the art on the walls by his favorite artists.

    Throughout the apartment, you'll find art from KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Kidrobot, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol.

    Pop art lines the hallways.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    bill o'reilly

    The line from Republican presidential hopefuls since the CNBC debate last week has been that the moderators were too negative.

    Marco Rubio called the questions "irritating," and Ted Cruz likened the event to a "cage match."

    Fox News' Bill O'Reilly echoed those complaints when he was on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Tuesday night, saying "you can be tough," but the debate crossed a line into "openly hostile." The debate's style was a "mistake" for the network, he said.

    But O'Reilly also had some tough feedback for the candidates. "These guys gotta stop whining," he said. "You got a microphone, let 'em have it. That's why Trump is ahead in the polls. Because he just says what he wants to say and he takes on all comers, and the folks want to see what you're made out of."

    O'Reilly also had some "demands" for future debates, and enlisted the comedy stylings of Fallon to help him demonstrate them. Watch below:

    SEE ALSO: 15 celebrities who love and endorse Donald Trump

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    By the Sea Universal

    One of the biggest wild cards of the holiday movie season is the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt relationship drama “By the Sea.”

    Out in theaters November 13, this intimate look at a couple struggling with their relationship, played by Jolie and Pitt, was written and directed by Jolie herself.

    With the film having its world premiere at AFI FEST on Thursday, we’ll know soon if the film looks to be able to grab awards nominations for Jolie, like her last directing effort, 2014’s “Unbroken,” or if it’s seen as a vanity project by the couple soon to be forgotten.

    One thing we do know is Jolie’s inspiration for making it, and it may surprise you.

    Marcheline Bertrand Angelina Jolie Kevork Djansezian APAs this video exclusive to Entertainment Weekly and People shows, the challenges of marriage are just the surface of the film. For Jolie, the focus is how people deal with loss.

    “I wrote ‘By the Sea’ because I wanted to explore grief,” Jolie said in the video. “Much of the film and my character is very much about my mother, and my feelings about my mother.”

    Jolie’s mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 56. Bertrand and actor Jon Voight are the parents of Jolie. In 1976, they separated and Jolie, along with her brother, went to live with Bertrand.

    Jolie had always been close to her mother. She said once in a “60 Minutes” interview that Bertrand "was grace incarnate. I will never be as good a mother as she was."

    In 2013, Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer. She also had her ovaries removed for risk of cancer. Following the surgeries, she wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about her decision, and said: “I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.’”

    Jolie says in the video that she hopes “By the Sea” will cause audiences to leave the theater still thinking about what they just saw.

    “Everybody in the film represents a different way of addressing grief,” she said. “Some have yet to experience it, some are able to come to terms with it, and some are overwhelmed by it.”

    Watch the video below:


    SEE ALSO: Brad Pitt praised Angelina Jolie for her "no vanity" approach to cancer

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    shows to revisit

    The television landscape is wide and dense, especially these days. That's why a show needs to make its case in the first few episodes or it's off the DVR list. That's the hard truth.

    But once in a while, a drama does pick up the pace or a comedy's cast finds its chemistry and the show becomes great.

    It's like that awkward kid in high school who came back from college really attractive and put-together. You would give that person another look.

    So, we suggest that these shows deserve the same.

    Here are seven shows that got it together and deserve a second chance.

    SEE ALSO: Why networks really renew TV shows so early

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    "The Leftovers" (HBO)

    Was the pace of "The Leftovers" too slow for you during Season 1? Was it too dark and depressing? This season starts off in a less melancholy fashion and expands the world beyond those who lost loved ones in the "Sudden Departure."

    But the mystery isn't solved nor is it over — it's getting more thrilling.

    "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC)

    "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." coasted on its connection to the comics and movies. But it wasn't long before we figured out that nothing was happening and its idea of a crossover is when an item from "Captain America" falls into an episode.

    Fast-forward a couple of seasons and the world is way less dependent on its Marvel brethren. The characters have their own storylines and it's nice to see them getting on with their lives.

    "Grandfathered" (Fox)

    While the critics were falling for the Rob Lowe comedy "Grinder," there always seemed to me more appeal in John Stamos' "Grandfathered." If you gave up after the pilot, come back. You'll find the chemistry has improved a lot and the show has genuine heart.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    anderson cooper cnn

    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called out Donald Trump on his show Tuesday night after the Republican presidential candidate accused Cooper of lobbing "softballs" during the first Democratic presidential debate.

    Cooper noted that Trump praised his "tough" and "firm" moderating the day after the CNN debate last month. He then played a clip from Tuesday afternoon, when Trump said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't get tough enough questions at the event.

    "Hillary Clinton was given all softballs," Trump said. "I mean, she wasn't asked one tough question."

    Cooper seemed puzzled.

    "Not one tough question, he said," the anchor repeated. "Now, keeping him honest, he's actually right. We didn't ask Hillary Clinton one tough question. We actually asked her a lot more than that. Here are a few examples."

    Cooper then played a rapid-fire highlight reel of him grilling Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, at the debate.

    Watch Cooper firing back at Trump below:

    The Cooper questions:

    • "You were against same-sex marriage, now you're for it. You defended President Obama's immigration policies, now you say they're too harsh. You supported his trade deal dozens of times, you even called it 'the gold standard,' now suddenly last week you're against it. Will you say anything to get elected?"
    • "You are going to be testifying before Congress next week about your emails. For the last eight months, you haven't been able to put this issue behind you. You dismissed it. You joked about it. You called it a mistake. What does that say about your ability to handle far more challenging crises as president?"
    • "In all candor, you and your husband are part of the 1%. How can you credibly represent the views of the middle class?"
    • "You spearheaded the 'reset' with Russia. Did you underestimate the Russians? And as president, what would your response to Vladimir Putin be right now in Syria?"
    • "What would you do for African-Americans in this country that President Obama couldn't?"
    • "Do you change your political identity based on who you're talking to?"

    To be fair, Trump clarified what he meant during a contentious Wednesday morning interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. Trump said he was simply comparing the Democrats' CNN debate with last week's CNBC Republican debate.

    At the CNBC event, which was widely criticized by the Republican field, Trump's first question was about whether he was running a ridiculous "comic book" presidential campaign. A moderator said in a follow-up that Trump would have a better chance at "flying away from that podium by flapping your arms" than balancing the deficit with his tax plan.

    "I thought Anderson Cooper did a great job," Trump told Cuomo. "But they weren't tough like [ours]. And ours weren't even questions. They were statements given over by the moderators."

    SEE ALSO: Donald Trump's first debate question: 'Is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?'

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    sneaky pete Giovanni Ribisi

    Amazon has yet to save a series after it's been canceled – like other streaming services Hulu, Yahoo, and Netflix – but it's now taking rescuing to a new level. It's going forward on a show that didn't even get past the pilot stage at CBS.

    "Sneaky Pete," which is executive produced by "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, has been greenlit to series by Amazon, according to a company press release.

    Previously, CBS developed the series and produced the pilot, which stars Giovanni Ribisi. In the end, the network decided to pass.

    According to Vulture, Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind "Sneaky Pete," refused to give up on the series after CBS dumped it. Sony found a possible new home at Amazon, but the pilot would need some reworking.

    AdWeek reported that the changes were as minimal as two pivotal new scenes and a few re-shot scenes that transformed the show from a good procedural (a show that has a story of the week) to a much deeper, darker series.

    On "Sneaky Pete," Ribisi stars as Marius, a con man who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cell mate, Pete. He moves in with Pete’s unsuspecting family and is roped into the family’s bail bond business and becomes a skip tracer (someone who finds a fugitive).

    Marin Ireland ("Side Effects"), Margo Martindale ("The Millers"), Peter Gerety ("Prime Suspect"), Libe Barer ("Parenthood"), and Shane McRae ("Still Alice") also star on "Sneaky Pete." Plus, Cranston makes a special appearance.

    David Shore ("House"), Erin Gunn ("Battle Creek"), and James Degus ("All the Way") also serve as executive producers alongside Cranston.

    The "Sneaky Pete" pilot is available to view now on Amazon. The series will premiere in 2016.

    Watch the trailer below:


    SEE ALSO: Here's why Amazon didn't save NBC's 'Hannibal'

    MORE: 7 TV shows you're not watching that you really should be

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    jon taffer

    If you've ever caught an episode of "Bar Rescue," you've seen Jon Taffer yelling like a maniac at bar owners who have brought their establishments to the brink of failure through neglect and poor management. But when it's time to fire someone rather than chastise them, the moment is swift, calm, and devoid of emotion.

    When done properly, terminating an employee is not a traumatic experience, Taffer told Business Insider.

    "I believe that when I have somebody sitting across my desk, and then they walk out of this building, they're either going to be a marketing assassin or a marketing ambassador for me and my company," he explained. "And I don't want this guy to go out there badmouthing me, my employees, or my business. So I have to end this favorably. It makes sense for me, and it makes sense for him."

    Aside from his work over four seasons of "Bar Rescue," Taffer has spent over three decades in the bar and nightlife world, and is a leading industry consultant who has worked with hundreds of institutions. His experience has taught him that the decision to fire employees should typically not be based on a singular act (unless it's truly terrible and deliberate), but on a pattern of behavior.

    Rather than advocating a "three strikes and you're out" approach, Taffer said that a manager needs to be aware of when employees either lack the desire to take advantage of opportunities given to them or are being deceitful in some way.

    Taffer said that instead of waiting for a troublesome employee to inflict serious harm on your company to fire them, the decision should be preemptive. "You're not firing what was done today, you're firing for what you anticipate will happen tomorrow," he said.

    It comes down to reading your employee's character, because mistakes are unavoidable. Taffer said that when there's an incident at one of his companies or one he's working with, he'll discuss it with the employee involved. He looks in their eyes to read their intent and to see if their transgression was not done deliberately, and if they intend to learn from their error.

    But when there's a situation where an employee's personality has revealed itself to simply not fit within an organization and is holding the company back from its potential, it's time to let them go.

    In certain situations, Taffer will also make a "landmark fire," where he removes the worst performing employee as a signal to the rest of the team to shape up. But, in fairness, these terminations are always of employees who were not fitting into the company anyway.

    Firing should be quick, straightforward, and, above all, non-negotiable.

    Taffer explained: "So typically I'll bring them in and I'll say, 'Listen, this isn't working out for you. Everybody is great at certain things and this is not what you're good at, and as an end result, you're holding yourself back. You'll never get ahead in this job and I'll never put you ahead in this job. The best thing that I can do for you right now is to let you go so that you can find something where you will do great.' And I'll get them to agree with me on that."

    By framing the termination as something that is mutually beneficial, Taffer said, it allows them to end the meeting with a friendly handshake or embrace. "I've got to tell you, eight out of 10 times when I terminate somebody I'll get a hug when I'm done," he said.

    "It behooves us both to end it nicely," he added. "And then I want them to walk out of my office and say, you know what, he made a business decision, but he's not a bad guy."

    SEE ALSO: 'Bar Rescue' host Jon Taffer shares 4 steps to making a great hire

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    shark tank scholly

    By its fourth season in 2012, "Shark Tank" had become a pop culture sensation. With a viewership between six and seven million, producers ramped up the episode count from 15 to 26, and then to 29 the next season.

    Because the investors each have multiple companies to run and even more to consult with, the shooting schedule needs to be as efficient as possible, which means a lot of action crammed into a short period.

    Investor Robert Herjavec told Business Insider that this past season, the seventh, took 17 days to shoot, split over two stretches, one in early summer and the other in early fall. The Sharks were required to be on set for around 12 hours each day, and see about eight pitches, each averaging an hour in length.

    In post production, editors create 43-minute-long episodes with several pitches cut into roughly 10-minute segments. About 80% of the pitches the Sharks see make it into the final product.

    Guest Sharks like Ashton Kutcher, who spend just one day on set, can ride a wave of nervous energy, but for cast members like Herjavec, it gets exhausting. "We're cold, we're hungry, we're miserable," he said.

    Barbara Corcoran told us that she and Lori Greiner, as the two female Sharks, have the additional burdens of having to wear high heels and keep their legs crossed — Corcoran said viewers of the show should keep an eye out for times when she squeezes her leg, which she does to keep it from falling asleep, because it means she's ready to seal a deal with an entrepreneur and jump up to hug them.

    The physical discomfort of the process is why the Sharks are always looking for an entrepreneur to grab their interest within the pitch's first couple of minutes. If they start thinking about whether they want to let go of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars of their own money, adrenaline kicks in.

    shark tank"Knowing you can lose a hell of a lot of money fast keeps you focused," Corcoran said. She considers "Shark Tank" shoots to be "by far" the hardest work she's done in her career, which included turning $1,000 into the Corcoran Group, one of New York's premiere real estate firms.

    Corcoran said the challenge of a "Shark Tank" shoot is that she and the Sharks need to constantly be conscious of how they look on camera, how to compete with each other to get what they want, whether they want to make a deal with the entrepreneurs in front of them, and then how to structure that possible deal without making a costly mistake.

    Once the investors arrive on set in the morning, "You don't have time for anything else," she said. "So it's not like I can tend to my other stuff when I get there. Once you're in that seat, it's like you're in a war zone ... You can't come up for air."

    It's why tempers flare in the Tank at times. Sure, investors angrily yelling at each other makes for great television, but all the Sharks insist it's not staged. Rather, they say, it's the natural byproduct of on-edge people dealing with substantial amounts of money. The investors have spent so much time with each other at this point that their relationships are familial, whether that's expressed in fun or in frustration.

    "It's all in the moment," Daymond John told us. "And in the moment, it does get personal here and there. None of it is for the camera. Listen, I don't care if you're my brother — if we go play football I'm gonna try to crack your head open. It doesn't mean that I don't love you. It doesn't mean that I don't respect you. But I'm going to try to crack your head open!"

    SEE ALSO: 14 behind-the-scenes secrets you didn't know about 'Shark Tank'

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    Aston Martin DB10

    Daniel Craig's James Bond will once again find himself behind the wheel of an Aston Martin in the upcoming "Spectre."

    The world's greatest spy will manhandle the seductive DB10. Specially commissioned for the latest and 24th film of the wildly popular franchise, the DB10 was designed with the input of the movie's director, Sam Mendes

    The DB10 joins the long list of eyecatching and beloved cars to have appeared in the films over the past 50 years. Some of them Q would like to have seen returned in "pristine order," while others were better off destroyed by Bond.

    But for most of them, their brief appearance in a Bond flick solidified their status as pop culture icons. 

    SEE ALSO: Let's wish the minivan a happy 32nd birthday

    These days Aston Martin and James Bond form what is arguably the most successful movie/car tie-up in film history. These two brands are forever intertwined with one another.

    For Bond's latest adventure, Aston Martin even designed a car just for 007. However, the relationship between the car company and filmmakers were not always so chummy. In fact, Bond actually drove a Bentley in Ian Fleming's novels.

    Although it took a lot of convincing on the part of the filmmakers to get access to the cars, the Aston Martin DB5's appearance in 1964's "Goldfinger" made it an overnight sensation. It is the greatest and most famous of the Bond cars to grace the silver screen.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    spectre jonathan olley mgm

    The 24th film in the 007 franchise, “Spectre,” is off to an impressive start. It's broken records in the UK, but there will need to be a lot more cash brought in to break even.

    Variety has crunched the numbers, and according to the trade publication, the film will have to make $650 million to turn a profit.

    Now, that may sound like a layup given that over the summer movies like “Jurassic World,” “Furious 7,” “Minions,” and “Age of Ultron” all made over $1 billion worldwide. But the last Bond movie, “Skyfall,” was the only one in the franchise’s history to gross over $650 million ($1.1 billion worldwide).

    In fact, no Bond film before “Skyfall” ever cracked the $600 million mark.

    daniel craig james bond skyfallSony and the franchise’s backers, MGM and Eon Productions, are doing everything they can in promotion and distribution to get their money back. “Spectre” will open in over 3,900 locations in the US and over 60 foreign markets beginning Friday.

    Many are predicting the film to make $60-80 million in the US this weekend. The opening weekend tally for "Skyfall" was $88.4 million. It’s unlikely that “Spectre” will hit that mark as it will be up against “The Peanuts Movie," which is projected to earn around $40 million ("Skyfall" was up against relatively light competition).

    With heat from Snoopy and company, along with the fact that critics are not as excited about “Spectre” as they were about “Skyfall” (it’s currently ranked at 66% on Rotten Tomatoes), Mr. Bond has a challenging road ahead. But it’s not just box office receipts any franchise lives on. Income from TV deals and home entertainment sales will also help Bond's backers hit their goal — and help Bond live on.

    SEE ALSO: "Steve Jobs" is such a box office bomb, it's made only as much as Ashton Kutcher's "Jobs"

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    starz girlfriend experience

    Steven Soderbergh is cashing in with a new anthology series from Starz based on his 2009 film, "The Girlfriend Experience," which now has a trailer.

    Sharing the movie's title, the drama follows a call girl in the making named Christine (Riley Keough).

    She's a law student who gets a gig as an intern at a law firm. It isn't long before a classmate introduces her to the life of the GFE, aka girlfriend experience, the term for high-priced prostitutes who provide both emotional and sexual relationships to their high-powered clients.

    The gist of the plot seems to be: Will Christine be able to balance her double life, or will she get lost in the money and control as a GFE?

    Co-created by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, who wrote and directed all 13 episodes, "The Girlfriend Experience" premieres in 2016.

    Watch the trailer below:


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    trump snl promos

    Donald Trump shows he has a sense of humor about himself, but not much control, in new teasers for this weekend's "Saturday Night Live."

    Cast member Cecily Strong shares the stage with Trump and coaxes him into agreeing not to call himself the best at anything during the show.

    "That's right, Cecily," the Republican presidential candidate answered. "And I'm going to do the best job that anyone's ever done not saying it."

    Well, it was worth a try.

    In other promos, Trump takes the opportunity to get the last word on opponent Ben Carson, calling him a "complete and total loser," and he makes fun of equal-time rules for TV.

    Watch the promos below:

    SEE ALSO: Donald Trump and John Oliver fought it out on Twitter over the weekend

    MORE: Jimmy Kimmel really let Donald Trump have it for canceling on his show

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    Neelam Gill

    Neelam Gill is about to become a household name.

    The model, who appeared in a history-making Burberry campaign, is now the face of Abercrombie & Fitch. (She was also tabloid fodder earlier this year ,when she was linked to former One Direction member Zayn Malik.)

    Her ad campaign is part of Abercrombie's mission to become tamer and more appealing to its target demographic.

    But Gill is more than a pretty face.

    Get to know the 20-year-old new face of Abercrombie & Fitch.

    SEE ALSO: A longtime Victoria's Secret model told us her surprising diet philosophy

    Gill is from England.

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    Gill was scouted when she was 14 — but she waited until after high school to start modeling.

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    People made fun of her. "I had glasses and braces," she told Elle. "I was not one of the hot girls in school ... I didn't even tell people in high school that I was interested in modeling, or that I'd been scouted, because when people found out, they were like, 'What? Her?!' There was a joke about me in school: 'Oh, Neelam's a model—she's a foot model! Maybe she can be a hand model!' because nobody could believe anyone would want to [cast] me."

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    An animated short film by Walt Disney has just been found by the British Film Institute (BFI) after being lost for nearly 90 years.

    The footage stars Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, one of Ub Iwerks and Disney’s first cartoon animals in 1927, one year before the duo created Mickey Mouse in 1928.

    The resurfaced footage is six minutes long and called “Sleigh Bells” with lots of cartoon animals playing winter sports like hockey, skiing, and sledding.

    It was developed in 1928, a year after Oswald’s creation.

    The animated short was found by a researcher at the BFI National Archive, and will now be preserved by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

    “What a joyful treat to discover a long-lost Walt Disney film in the BFI National Archive and to be able to show Sleigh Bells to a whole new audience 87 years after it was made,” Robin Baker, the head curator for the BFI National Archive, said in a press statement about the find. “The restoration of this film will introduce many audiences to Disney’s work in the silent period — it clearly demonstrates the vitality and imagination of his animation at a key point in his early career.

    The film entered the BFI archives over three decades ago and the footage was labeled with the incorrect date and no mention of Oswald, according to The Guardian. The BFI researcher recognized the title “Sleigh Bells” and guessed correctly it could be the lost short film footage by the same name

    Oswald has a special place in the Disney franchise. Disney and Iwerks created him as a part of Universal Studio’s first cartoon series and eventually abandoned the Universal project as well as the character they created to form their own studio.

    Oswald stayed under Universal control for nearly 80 years until current Disney CEO Bob Iger became interested in getting the beloved rabbit character back. The deal eventually went down with NBC Universal when the two companies struck an agreement to trade sport announcer Al Michaels from the Disney-owned ABC and ESPN to NBC Sports and sign the rights of Oswald back to Disney.

    “Oswald is definitely worth more than a fourth-round draft choice,” Michaels told ESPN at the time about being literally traded for a cartoon character. “I’m going to be a trivia answer someday.”

    The new restoration of “Sleigh Bells” will be debuted by Walt Disney Animation Studios at BFI Southbank in mid-December as a part of the “Disney Christmas: Seasonal Shorts” program in London. 

    Video script by Ian Phillips. Editing by Chelsea Pineda.

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    Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are only 20 years old, but the beautiful besties just got the news of a lifetime.

    They will both be walking in this year's Victoria's Secret fashion show.

    The show is a huge platform for young models, with more than nine million people tuning into the much-hyped broadcast each year.

    And with their combined 48.2 million Instagram followers, the two friends are likely to get the show even more viewers.

    Jenner and Hadid are just two of 10 new models who will be getting their angel wings this year.

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    A federal trial of two brothers who ran a crack-cocaine empire in Staten Island for two decades has uncovered documents that show that the FBI investigated whether the Wu-Tang Clan had ordered the murder of two drug dealers in 1999, according to

    A federal court found Staten Island's Anthony and Harvey Christian guilty of running a violent drug trade for 20 years and the 1999 murder of Jerome "Boo Boo" Estrella October 27, 2014, according to the site.

    Now, as the brothers' sentencing approaches, their lawyer, Michael Gold told that the FBI investigation into Estrella's killing says that the deed was carried out "at the instruction of members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group, as revenge for robberies."

    According to Gold, a 95-page FBI file on former Wu-Tang member Ol' Dirty Bastard from 2012 claims that not his clients but "someone else was liable for those murders."

    "I'm not suggesting that the Wu-Tang committed these crimes. The FBI did," continued Gold.

    But the Christian brothers' prosecutors say that this information had been provided to Gold and his team during the trial's initial discovery process, and that the evidence doesn't affect the verdict of that case, said the site.

    The particular statements in question came from a 1999 interview with Brian Humphreys, the trigger man in Estrella's death and a former Bloods gang member who became an informant and testified against the Christian brothers, reported the site.

    Apparently, Humphreys told authorities that Estrella had robbed the brother of Robert Diggs, the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, as well as provoked the Christian brothers, according to

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    Another informant claimed that Corey "Shank Bank" Brooker was also murdered after robbing RZA's brother and another Wu-Tang Clan member's cousin, and that RZA issued a $30,000 contract for his killing, according to the site.

    This runs contrary to the narrative the prosecution put forth at the Christian brothers' trial, which stated that Brooker was killed by Humphreys by order of the Christian brothers, as he was a rival drug dealer, reported the site.

    But the prosecution maintains that they had released all the evidence linking the Wu-Tang Clan to the murders before the trial, said the site.

    With the Christian brothers facing life in prison, Gold has asked for "all police files" regarding the murders of Estrella and Brooker, presumably to prove that the prosecution ignored evidence against the Wu-Tang Clan in order to prosecute them, the site said.

    Read the full court filing, as well as the 2012 FBI file on Ol' Dirty Bastard, courtesy of

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    Actor and comedian John Leguizamo has added his voice to the growing number of activists decrying Donald Trump's upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live.

    "You're celebrating someone who has said some horrible things," Leguizamo told Yahoo News anchor Bianna Golodryga in a video published Tuesday.

    Trump, who has remained near the top of national polls during the Republican primary, opened his presidential campaign in June with a speech that denigrated Mexican immigrants.

    He infamously described some Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

    Trump has previously dismissed criticism over his lack of political correctness on these and other matters. To that, Leguizamo responds, "What he says doesn't even fall into the category of PC. It's hate-mongering."

    The comedian also pointed out that Trump's criticism of Mexican immigrants has manifested into hate crimes against Latino people.

    Here's more from the Yahoo News interview:

    "I'm all for freedom of speech, I believe in freedom of speech, but this is different."

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    "If [Trump] had said those things about any other ethnic group, he would not be on SNL."

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    "It's so dangerous, people have been hurt because of his words and he says his followers are passionate, which just shows his lack of empathy."

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    "You're either catering to a small group of Tea Party voters, or you're a moron. I mean, how do you talk like that about people?"

    John LeguizamoHispanic groups — like the nonpartisan National Hispanic Leadership Agenda — have slammed SNL and NBC for allowing Trump to host the show. Comedian Margaret Cho has done the same.

    Yahoo News notes that Leguizamo is a longtime Democrat. During the interview, however, he applauded GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) for his performance in the CNBC debate last month.

    Leguizamo still expressed some skepticism about how far Rubio may go with Latino voters, saying simply, "He's on the wrong side."

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    Last night's Country Music Association Awards may have been dominated by awkward jokes about the split between stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, and Lambert did accept a record sixth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year award.

    But there was one clear winner of last night's show.

    That's Chris Stapleton, who's better known as an established songwriter in the industry for other artists including Kenny Chesney and George Strait. Stapleton went three-for-three last night, winning Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year, in what's easily his breakout moment as a solo artist.

    "This is an unbelievable thing, and I'm not going to take it lightly," he said during a humble acceptance speech.

    Stapleton's wins surprised many in the country industry. While commercially successful, Traveller was Stapleton's debut as a solo artist, and its stripped-down sound is far from the modern country-pop that is usually celebrated at the CMAs.

    Stapleton had no trouble proving his chops (and incredible voice), however, with a duet cover of "Tennessee Whiskey," popularized by George Jones, that he did alongside Justin Timberlake. The unlikely duo gave the most thrilling performance of the night.

    Even Lambert couldn't help gushing. "Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, thank you very much! I'm gonna go home and practice," she said after the performance.

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