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What are the final four words on Gilmore Girls?

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiered on Netflix and gave viewers the final four words that have been teased for more than a decade. Here they are. Fans of the Gilmore Girls received an early Christmas present on November 25 with the release of four new episodes on Netflix. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is four, 90-minute episodes with each one named after a season. The first season of the revival started with winter as Rory and Lorelai process the death of Richard Gilmore before transitioning to…

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Interviews 

The Disastrous Shadow Looming over The Crown Season 2

here was more than enough interpersonal, romantic, and familial drama in the first season of The Crown to give Peter Morgan’s intellectual exploration of Queen Elizabeth’s first years on the throne a nice, soapy sheen. The sisterly conflict over Princess Margaret’s affair, the insinuations about Philip’s roving eye, and Elizabeth’s strong emotional connection to Lord Carnarvon were all the stuff dynastic family dramas are built on. And while we know there will be no lack of royal tension moving forward—Season 1 very cleverly laid the groundwork for the tumultuous marriage…

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Interviews 

Steven Seagal Receives Official Russian Citizenship from Vladimir Putin

steven Seagal’s relationship with Russia is a long and fascinating one. He went from playing stereotypical Russian thugs in direct-to-video movies to actually building a long-lasting friendship with Vladimir Putin, a plot that seems straight out of a Steven Seagal movie itself. To top it all off, Putin granted the action star his Russian citizenship earlier this month, and on Friday gifted him with his new dual citizenship passport in Moscow, solidifying a friendship between the two men that has lasted for decades. Seagal started off as an aikido instructor…

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Interviews 

Ron Glass, co-star of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Serenity,’ dead at 71

Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy “Barney Miller,” has died at age 71. Glass died Friday of respiratory failure, his agent, Jeffrey Leavett, told The Associated Press on Saturday.   “Ron was a private, gentle and caring man,” said Leavett, a longtime friend of the actor. “He was an absolute delight to watch on screen. Words cannot adequately express my sorrow. “   Although best known for “Barney Miller,” Glass appeared…

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News 

Autumn Statement 2016: ‘Hammer blow’ bill rise for struggling families

Despite a pledge to help families just about managing (JAMs), Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is to increase from 10 to 12 per cent, it was confirmed today. It means car, home and pet insurance is likely to become more expensive. The tax hike is the third increase of IPT since the Summer Budget in 2015, doubling the levy in less than 18 months. The most recent increases have already added around £25 to the cost of car cover and and almost £20 to the cost of home insurance, according to…

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Christmas shoppers set to splurge on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Shoppers are ready to ignore warnings that Brexit will hit the UK economy by shelling out a whopping £33billion on food, drinks and presents. They are planning to spend an average of £646 each, equivalent to roughly half the average UK monthly pay, according to new figures from Nationwide. One in five plans to spend more than £1,000. Britons will lavish an average of £117 on presents for their partner or spouse with one in 10 splashing out more than £200. On average, we will buy 15 Christmas gifts with…

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TECHNOLOGY 

Land Rover’s promise of thousands of jobs is not a done deal, says Geoff Ho

Speaking last week at an industry event, chief executive Dr Ralf Speth laid out his vision for the company and the future of its UK operations.  Said vision includes the creation of 10,000 new jobs, production in the UK doubling from 500,000 to one million cars a year and bringing production of electric vehicles and batteries home to the UK.  Which is all very well and good, but it has to be noted that the company has not committed to doing any of the above.  GETTY The company plans to…

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News 

UFO seen on live cam over snow-capped mountain leads to claims of an ‘alien base’

The picture has been sent to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for analysis after a screen grab was taken from the camera covering the Winter Park ski resort in Colorado, USA, yesterday. US-based MUFON is the world’s biggest organisation dedicated to UFO and alien research. In a report to the organisation, the unnamed witness said: “I was monitoring the Winter Park ski resort town web camera – for my job we do operational cloud seeding for the resort to increase snow pack and use the cameras to monitor weather conditions….

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‘WOMAN IN BLACK’ strikes again: Ghost hunter spots ‘spirit of old maid’ in haunted hall

Julie Cockroft, 55, was with her Equinox Paranormal Research UK team at the 14th century Bolling Hall, Bradford, thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in West Yorkshire. When a member of her team said they saw the ghostly apparition of an ‘old maid’ in an apron near the end of the tour, Julie decided to seize the opportunity to see what she could capture. To her surprise, after calling all the guests out of the building she took three pictures of the empty stairwell – only for…

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Sport 

Penn State winning the Big Ten could be a nightmare to the playoff selection committee

Penn State is going to play for the Big Ten Championship next Saturday with a chance to win the conference outright for the first time since 1994. At No. 7 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, the Nittany Lions might be playing for a spot in the final four too. The College Football Playoff selection committee’s criteria, as laid out on their website, makes it clear that above all else, they value conference championships. After that comes strength of schedule and head-to-head competition. Based on that, should Penn State…

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