How the Globe Noms Affect the Oscars: ‘A Star Is Born’ Shines, But Will ‘Vice’ Follow ‘The Post’?

Remember, it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press. This always-idiosyncratic group of 90 Hollywood correspondents from around the world are wined and wooed by studios and celebrities all year round. Sometimes, the HFPA gets it right: last year, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” nabbed seven Golden Globe nominations and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar. And sometimes, Globes voters fall in love with their favorites: last year Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” walked away with six nominations — and barely notched two mentions at the Oscars for Picture and Meryl Streep. Will Adam McKay’s late-breaking comedy “Vice” meet a similar fate?

Christian Bale, "Vice"

Christian Bale, “Vice”

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The Globes can add momentum: “Vice” (Annapurna) does get a lift with six nominations, along with “Green Book” (Universal) and “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight) with five. On the drama side, “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.), which also boasted five, already had wind in its sails. And an HFPA snub is not the end of the world: “A Star Is Born” star Sam Elliott is unlikely to be left out of Best Supporting Actor by SAG or the Oscars. (Last year’s Globe and Oscar-winner, “Vice” star Sam Rockwell, is less likely to make the final Oscar cut.)

“Roma”

Photo by Carlos Somonte

Participant Media had a good day as the producer of both foreign-language “Roma” (Netflix) and “Green Book,” while Universal and its subsidiary Focus Features led the field with seven nominations each for a total of 14 (“Green Book,” “First Man,” “Blackkklansman,” “Boy Erased”)  and financially frazzled new distributor Annapurna racked up 10 nominations (“Vice,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Destroyer”) along with awards maestro Fox Searchlight (“The Favourite,” “Isle of Dogs,” “The Old Man & the Gun,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), while Disney boasted nine (“Black Panther,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Incredibles 2,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet”).

“BlacKkKlansman”

This year, the HFPA doubled down on diversity: Landing at least three nominations were “Green Book” (5), “BlacKkKlansman” (4), “Black Panther” (3), “If Beale Street Could Talk” (3) and “Roma” (3). While Alfonso Cuaron was nominated for Foreign-Language Film (Mexico), Director, and Screenplay, Yalitza Aparicio did not land Best Actress. With the HFPA, being an unknown is a disadvantage. The HFPA also skipped over rising stars KiKi Layne and Stephan James of “If Beale Street Could Talk” (while nominating James for his work in Amazon series “Homecoming”), as well as Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby of “The Hate U Give.” But they did go for Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali of “Green Book” and Emmy-winner Regina King of “If Beale Street Could Talk,” as well as Denzel Washington scion John David Washington, who played the title role in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”

While director Spike Lee and Supporting Actor Adam Driver also landed nods, the screenplay and score did not. “Ron Stallworth, you’re a hero,” said Washington. “Thank you for allowing me to tell your story on screen. This is a surreal moment, wow.”

Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” also landed slots for Best Drama and Screenplay, but not Best Director or Score. While the HFPA rewarded Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” for Best Drama, Original Song, and Score, they did not include the Screenplay or any of the cast.

Steve McQueen’s not-so-commercial thriller “Widows” is officially out of the awards race, because if the Golden Globes didn’t nominate their beloved Viola Davis, nobody else will. It’s just the wrong movie at the wrong time.

Lucas Hedges

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Even with extra comedy and drama categories, the HFPA made some strange omissions Thursday morning. They included box-office hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Metascore: 49) in Best Drama and Best Actor (Rami Malek) at the expense of Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” (Metascore: 84) and star Ryan Gosling. “The Crown” Globe-winner Claire Foy made the cut in Supporting Actress for “First Man,” and “La La Land” composer Justin Hurwitz was recognized for his soaring score.

In the Best Actor race, a surprise entry was Lucas Hedges of “Boy Erased,” while critics’ darling Ethan Hawke was left out for “First Reformed,” along with writer-director Paul Schrader. Steady as they go are Best Actor Drama nominees Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) and “At Eternity’s Gate” star Willem Dafoe.

“At Eternity’s Gate”

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On the comedy side, the HFPA was impressed with the year’s most extraordinary shapeshifters: Christian Bale and Viggo Mortensen each gained more than 40 pounds to play Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice” and bouncer Tony Lip in “Green Book,” respectively, while John C. Reilly moves up the ranks for channeling comedian Oliver Hardy in Sony Pictures Classics’ “Stan & Ollie.” Robert Redford gets a lift for “The Old Man & the Gun,” along with Lin-Manuel Miranda in “Mary Poppins Returns.”

“Green Book”

Universal Pictures

The Best Actress Drama race was the most surprising, as HFPA favorite and “Destroyer” star Nicole Kidman and Rosamund Pike landed slots (“A Private War” also landed a Best Original Song nod for Annie Lennox). Both actresses will get a needed push as more voters check out their films. Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) are looking good — along with McCarthy’s co-star, Supporting Actor Richard E. Grant.

“Mary Poppins Returns”

Jay Maidment

On the Musical/Comedy side, the HFPA went for movie stars Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and Charlize Theron (“Tully”) as well as TV star Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”) over emerging star Kathryn Hahn of “Private Life.” They did include young newcomer Elsie Fisher of “Eighth Grade,” marking A24’s solo Globes nomination.

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in the film “The Favourite”

Yorgos Lanthimos

“The Favourite” landed nods for Comedy and Screenplay as well as its actress trio, Olivia Colman as Best Actress Comedy and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz as Supporting Actress, respectively, but not Director Yorgos Lanthimos. Adam McKay, on the other hand, scored Comedy, Screenplay, Director, Comedy Actor Bale, Comedy Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell, and Comedy Supporting Actress Amy Adams — who also notched a nod for “Sharp Objects” on the TV side.

Those who harbored hopes for “Paddington 2” star Hugh Grant can let them go; the Globes were his best chance at a mention. Ditto Natalie Portman in “Vox Lux.”

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards air Sunday, January 6 on NBC at 8pm ET. The ceremony will be hosted by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor Andy Samberg and “Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh.

Check out the full nominations for the film categories, here.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Crazy Rich Asians”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Vice”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Peter Farrelly, “Green Book”
Adam McKay, “Vice”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Lucas Hedges, “Boy Erased”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Nicole Kidman, “Destroyer”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Rosamund Pike, “A Private War”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, “Vice”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Mary Poppins Returns”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”
Robert Redford, “The Old Man and the Gun”
John C. Reilly, “Stan and Ollie”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, “Mary Poppins Returns”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Elsie Fisher, “Eighth Grade”
Charlize Theron, “Tully”
Constance Wu, “Crazy Rich Asians”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Timothee Chalamet,” Beautiful Boy”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Amy Adams, “Vice”
Claire Foy, “First Man”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron
“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
“Vice,” Adam McKay
“Green Book,” Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“A Quiet Place,” Marco Beltrami
“Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat
“Black Panther,” Ludwig Göransson
“First Man,” Justin Hurwitz
“Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron
“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
“Vice,” Adam McKay
“Green Book,” Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“All The Stars” (“Black Panther”)
“Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin”)
“Requiem for a Private War” (“A Private War”)
“Revelation” (“Boy Erased”)
“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)

Best Animated Feature Film
“Incredibles 2″
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Foreign-Language Film
“Capernaum”
“Girl”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“Shoplifters”

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Jessica Simpson to Natalie Portman: Stop Slut-Shaming Me!

Here’s an unexpected blast-from-the-past feud that’s sure to delight all you ’90s kids.

Or it’s a very serious matter that speaks to the delicate issues of these divisive times. This is kind of a “choose your own adventure” story in that way.

Natalie Portman and Jessica Simpson are still A-listers, but in 1999, they were two of the biggest names on the planet.

And it seems that their careers and public images were headed in divergent directions even way back then.

Natalie gave an interview to USA Today this week as part of her promotional tour for her upcoming film Vox Lux.

The movie is about a teen who unexpectedly becomes a pop star, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that Natalie remarked on one of the biggest pop stars from her own teen years:

“I remember being a teenager, and there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine saying ‘I’m a virgin’ while wearing a bikini, and I was confused,” she told the newspaper.

“Like, I don’t know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl.”

It was an odd (though not necessarily offensive) remark, and Jessica was quick to clap back:

“@Natalieportman I was disappointed this morning when I read that I ‘confused’ you by wearing a bikini in a published photo taken of me when I was still a virgin in 1999,” Simpson wrote on Instagram. 

“As public figures, we both know our image is not totally in our control at all times, and that the industry we work in often tries to def8ine us and box us in,” she added.

“However, I was taught myself, and honor the different ways all women express themselves,” she said.

“Which is why I believed then, and believe now, that being sexy in a bikini is not synonymous with having sex.”

“I have always embraced being a role model to all women to let them know that they can look however they want, wear whatever they want and have sex or not have sex with whomever they want.

“The power lies within us as individuals.”

Simpson concluded with a not-so-subtle allegation that Natalie is a hypocrite for making such comments despite her high-profile involvement with the Time’s Up movement.

“I have made it my practice to not shame other women for their choices,” Simpson posted.

“In this era of Times Up and the great work you have done for women, I encourage you to do the same.”

Yeah, as much as we love Natalie, and as much as she may have intended no harm, we’re afraid Ms. Portman is gonna have to go ahead and take the L on this one.

Jessica was a sex symbol in the late ’90s, a time in which young female pop stars were encouraged to dress and dance provocatively, all while insisting on their chastity and purity in interviews.

It was a gross trend, but Jessica certainly wasn’t to blame for it, and she shouldn’t be forced to answer for it 20 years later.

As a result of this misstep, Natalie will be forced to surrender half of her woke points and attend compulsory classes at the Lena Dunham Institute for Re-Wokening.

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EU drops plans for a 10,000-strong border force

EU drops plans for a 10,000-strong border force after several countries said the move would erode national sovereignty

  • The EU’s Austrian presidency said the flagship plan exceeds ‘what is feasible’
  • Some member states feared it’d erode their right to control national borders
  • Others had concerns about funding a force that the European Commission unveiled in September 

The European Union’s flagship plan for a 10,000-strong bloc-wide border and coastguard force in two years exceeds ‘what is feasible,’ the EU’s Austrian presidency said Thursday.

Some EU member states have expressed fears the plan would erode their sovereign right to control national borders while others had concerns about funding a force that the European Commission unveiled in September.

‘The Commission’s target with these fixed figures (of 10,000) by 2020 actually goes beyond the scope of what is feasible,’ Austria’s interior minister Herbert Kickl told reporters.

The EU’s plan for a 10,000-strong bloc-wide border and coastguard force in two years exceeds ‘what is feasible,’ Austria’s interior minister Herbert Kickl said

‘That is why we are now exploring corresponding compromises,’ Kickl said without elaborating.

‘We have nothing to gain from writing 10,000 on paper and then they do not really exist, and that is why the timetable is being extended,’ Kickl added.

He spoke instead of a ‘gradual buildup’ during the next seven-year EU budget from 2021-2027, which is now under negotiation.


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Austria, which currently holds the six-month rotating presidency of the EU, was hosting a meeting of EU interior ministers in Brussels on Thursday to discuss ongoing plans to curb migration.

Germany’s interior minister Horst Seehofer said: ‘We will have to discuss how many posts are realistic by 2020. We should not make any utopian promises here.’ 

Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (right) chats with German counterpart Horst Seehofer (L) during an European Interior Minister council in Brussels on Thursday

An EU diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity that it is ‘pretty fair to say’ the bloc has abandoned the plan to meet the 10,000 target. ‘For now it is unrealistic.’

In September, Jean-Claude Juncker, who heads the Commission, the EU’s executive arm, announced the plan to sharply boost the current pan-EU force of 1,300 staff to help individual member states patrol their borders.

But a number of member countries were uncomfortable with it, including Juncker’s call for 10,000 border guards.

Poland, for example, said that funds for the force might mean less money for road and other infrastructure projects.

Frontline countries Italy, Greece and Spain expressed fears that border guards recruited from other member countries would erode their national sovereignty if deployed to their territory during a crisis.

The beefed-up force has been the flagship of EU efforts to bolster its long maritime and land borders against flows of migrants fleeing war and poverty from the Middle East and Africa.

The unlikelihood of meeting the border guard numbers by 2020 is all the more glaring as EU member states have found it easier to bolster borders than agree how to share responsibility for refugees who reach European shores.

The EU is trying to boost its defences against future migrant surges after having sharply reduced arrivals since a 2015 peak as a result of cooperation with Turkey and Libya.

The last surge, which amounted to Europe’s biggest migration crisis since World War II, fuelled divisions across the bloc – particularly over a plan to relocate tens of thousand of asylum seekers among EU member states.

 

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9 Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2019 Golden Globe Nominations

Someone is always forgotten! The 2019 Golden Globe nominees were revealed on Thursday, December 6, but not every favorite made the cut.

This Is Us
Following wins in both 2017 and 2018, the NBC drama was completely shut out at this year’s Golden Globes, which is especially shocking considering stars Sterling K. Brown, Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore delivered some of their best work.

Laurie Metcalf
The actress has proven time and time again that she’s worthy and did just that in both Roseanne and the post-cancellation reboot, The Conners.

The Handmaid’s Tale
Overall, the best drama category looked extremely different. Instead of This Is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, Pose, Bodyguard and Homecoming were nominated. Somehow, the Hulu drama get shut out from the category.

House of Cards
For its last season, it’s quite shocking that neither the show nor leading lady Robin Wright earned a nod.

Atlanta
While Donald Glover landed a nom in the best actor category, the show was not nominated for Best Musical or Comedy Series.

Connie Britton
A pleasant surprise also arrived in the actress in a limited series character as the Friday Night Lights alum slid in for her role in Dirty John.

Roma
In the film categories, many expected Roma — a front runner at this year’s Oscars — to be announced in the best drama category. It was left out, leaving room for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Private Life
Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti’s Netflix film was a frontrunner to land a nomination following its critical acclaim. However it was completely shut out, as were its stars.

Best Actor in a Drama
Where are Ryan Gosling (First Man) and Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)? Neither made the cut; BlacKKKlansman‘s John David Washington was the big surprise of the category.

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards air on NBC Sunday, January 6, at 8 p.m. ET.






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Bangladesh seeks action against Myanmar minister over Rohingya 'brainwashed' remark

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh summoned the Myanmar ambassador on Wednesday to condemn “irresponsible remarks” made by Myanmar’s religion minister about Rohingya Muslims, and called for action against him, senior officials at the Bangladesh foreign ministry said.

Rohingya Muslims living as refugees in Bangladesh after escaping Myanmar are being “brainwashed” into “marching” on the Buddhist-majority nation, Myanmar’s religion minister Thura Aung Ko said in a video released by the news website NewsWatch.

“We strongly protest their minister’s provocative remarks. It also hurt Muslim sentiments,” a senior official in the Bangladesh foreign ministry told Reuters on Thursday.

Condemning the comments about “marching on Myanmar”, he said: “We have zero tolerance toward militancy. We have never encouraged radicalism.”

“If you give them citizenship and their property back, they will run for Myanmar. Instead of doing that, you are making provocative statements? This is unfortunate,” the official said.

More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state in the wake of a brutal army crackdown last August, U.N. agencies say, and are now living in crowded Bangladeshi refugee camps.

U.N. investigators have accused Myanmar soldiers of carrying out mass killings, rapes and burning hundreds of villages with “genocidal intent”. Myanmar denies most of the allegations.

When Bangladesh summoned Myanmar ambassador U Lwin Oo, he “tried to dilute the comments by saying they were the religion minister’s personal opinion,” said an official at the Bangladesh foreign ministry who was present at the meeting. “But we asked for action against the minister.”

The religion minister’s comments come as both countries have been engaged in negotiations for more than a year to repatriate the Rohingya to Myanmar, often blaming each other for delays in the process.

The latest plan was scuppered last month after no refugees agreed to return, saying they wouldn’t go back unless Myanmar met a series of demands, chiefly granting them citizenship rights.

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Thief rips gas meter off wall and leaves young family without heating

Shocking moment thief rips gas meter off a wall and leaves a young family without any heating for two days

  • Mother-of-two Kaitlan Walton discovered heating wasn’t working late at night
  • Footage shows a person fiddling with the gas meter in Hamilton, Leicestershire
  • Ms Walton’s 15-month-old child has croup and has been struggling without heat 

This is the moment a gas meter is ripped off the side of a wall leaving a young family and a toddler with croup without heating for more than 48 hours.

Kaitlan Walton, 21, from Hamilton, Leicestershire, discovered her heating was not working when she went to turn it on late at night and then realised the entire meter was missing.

She said: ‘Sunday evening at about eight it was all working fine, but then at about 11 when I went to turn the heating on it wasn’t working.’


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In CCTV footage from outside her home a person, who appears to be holding a spanner, can be seen trying to remove the metre and twisting it away from the wall.

After only a minute of fiddling with the unit on the footage, they pull it off the wall and quickly walk away.  

The stay-at-home mum of two said that she called the police but was told there was nothing they could do and that she should contact the gas company.

So she rang her gas supplier, British Gas, who told her they couldn’t do anything unless they spoke to the police.

When she called the Police for the second time she spoke to a different person and this time they gave her an incident number.

Kaitlan Walton, 21, said her family was left without heat for days after the meter was taken

The theft of the gas meter meant that Ms Walton and her two children, who are 15 month-old and five-years-old, were left freezing for more than two days.

Her 15 month-old suffers from croup and was struggling with breathing, making living without heating extremely difficult.

‘I don’t understand why anyone would do this,’ she told Leicestershire Live.

Leicestershire Police confirmed that the incident has been reported to them and that they had been in contact with British Gas.

A Police spokesperson said: ‘Enquiries are being carried out and we have been in contact with British gas. As of yet no arrests have been made.’ 

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No Wall-Funding-For-DACA Deal, Nancy Pelosi Says In Interview

Asked by a reporter, the presumptive incoming House Speaker says she would reject a deal that trades wall funding for DACA relief.

Ever since he began running for president, Donald Trump has been promising to build a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico. It was key to his messaging in the 2016 election on immigration — as was his promise to make Mexico pay for such a wall — and as president Trump has frequently touted prototypes of the wall.

While the border wall has begun construction in certain targeted projects, per the Hill, the larger project has not yet begun. The capture of the House of Representatives by the Democrats would seem likely to stymie the speed of such construction projects related to Trump’s promised wall, and now the presumptive leader of that House majority is choking off one potential avenue towards funding it.

Nancy Pelosi, who will presumably serve as Speaker of the House once the Democrats take over Congress in January, told reporters Thursday “no,” to the question of whether she would support “full wall funding if you got a bonafide solution on DACA.” The question was reported on Twitter by reporter Sahil Kapur of Bloomberg News.

DACA stands for Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 executive action taken by the Obama Administration that would allow undocumented immigrants brought into the U.S. as children to avoid deportation — and to become eligible for work permits. The Trump Administration in 2017 announced plans to phase out DACA, but those plans have been delayed by a series of court rulings, leaving the nearly 700,000 DACA recipients in limbo.

In the same interview, Pelosi did not rule out some money for fencing or border enforcement, but made clear that the Democrats believe the idea of a wall is “immoral, ineffective, expensive.” She also had qualified praise for the new version of NAFTA, negotiated by Trump’s team with partners in Mexico and Canada.

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic Senate Minority Leader, said last month that he was willing to offer $1.6 billion in funding for a wall, compared to the $5 billion the president has requested. But progressives assailed Schumer for offering any money for the wall at all. And, as Pelosi said in the interview Thursday, Trump had promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, making billions of U.S. appropriations unnecessary.

Pelosi, who served as House Speaker from 2007 through 2011, has not formally been elected speaker yet, but the effort from some centrist Democrats in the caucus to block her election has mostly collapsed. Congress will hold a lame duck session later this month, in which it will have to pass a continuing budget resolution, with the new Congress taking office in January.

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FA Cup TV ties announced as Spurs kick off third round ties with trip to Tranmere or Southport on Friday, January 4

The scheduling has been revealed for the famous competition's third round clashes.

Spurs' game away at one of the two minnows of the competition will be shown on BT Sport 2.

On that same channel the following day, Saturday January 5, will be Manchester United's home tie against Reading.

This will be followed by Arsenal's mouthwatering trip to face either non-league Solihull Moors or Blackpool.

The final BT Sport offering will be Woking versus Watford on Sunday, January 6.


BBC has bagged two of the fixtures on show.

Leicester's third round clash at either Wrexham or Newport will be on the Sunday.

FA CUP THIRD ROUND – THE TIES

Bolton Wanderers v Walsall or Sunderland

Millwall v Hull City

Gillingham v Cardiff City

Brentford v Oxford United

Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town

Manchester United v Reading

Everton v Lincoln City

Tranmere Rovers or Southport v Tottenham Hotspur

Preston North End v Doncaster Rovers

Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town

Derby County v Southampton

Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Town

Bristol City v Huddersfield TowN

Wrexham or Newport County v Leicester City

Fulham v Oldham Athletic

Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City

Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal

Manchester City v Rotherham United

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion

West Ham United v Birmingham City

Woking v Watford

Burnley v Barnsley

Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United

Sheffield United v Barnet

Norwich City v Portsmouth

Fleetwood Town v AFC Wimbledon

West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic

Middlesbrough v Peterborough United or Bradford City

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool

Aston Villa v Swansea City

Then BBC will broadcast the all-Premier League tie between Wolves and Liverpool.

Each club will receive a live broadcast fee of £150,000, while the winners will pick up a further £135,000 from the increased FA prize fund.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 4 Cast Attends ‘Meet the Queens’ Press Event in NYC!

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4 is almost here!

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The entire cast of the upcoming season – Gia Gunn, Latrice Royale, Trinity Taylor, Monét X Change, Farrah Moan, Monique Heart, Jasmine Masters, Manila Luzon, Naomi Smalls and Valentina – attended the Meet The Queens press event at TRL Studios on Wednesday (December 5) in New York City.

Earlier in the week, the queens also posed on top of the Empire State Building and sat down for an interview with Carson Kressley on Build Series.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4 premieres on Friday, December 14 on VH1 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Mets GM: Tim Tebow ‘one step away’ from major leagues

Tim Tebow will begin the 2019 baseball season in Class AAA, and New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is making it clear that the 31-year-old may get a chance in the majors.

The Mets' new GM announced early in November that Tebow would be with the Class AAA Syracuse Chiefs to start the new season and reaffirmed in an interview Wednesday that the former Heisman Trophy winner is just "one step away."

While obviously, yes, Class AAA is technically "one step away" from the majors, it was surprising to hear Van Wagenen so bullish on Tebow's chances. Van Wagenen said that an injury in the major league outfield could open the door for Tebow's promotion.

“If Tim Tebow is the best offensive player in Triple-A at that point, he’s going to be in (manager Mickey Callaway's) lineup,” Van Wagenen said on WFAN radio.

Tebow batted .273 with six homers and 36 RBI in 84 games in 2018 for Class AA Binghamton before an injury – a broken hamate bone in his right hand – required surgery and cut his season short in July. He hit .301 in June and was batting .340 in July before the injury.

If the season started today, the Mets would have Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo as the team's starting outfield. Tebow is not currently on the team's 40-man roster.

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