Ranking All Of Clint Eastwood’s Films

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 “Go ahead, make my day.” For over six decades, Hollywood tour de force Clint Eastwood has starred on the silver screen. From humble beginnings in 1950s horror flicks like “Revenge of the Creature,” to a slew of action adventure hits in the ’70s and ’80s and an extremely successful directing career, Eastwood has done a bit of everything. At the age of 86, it appears he has no plans to slow down — his 2016 film “Sully” had great reviews and brought in impressive box office revenue.

With the considerable length of his career in mind, PrettyFamous, an entertainment data site by Graphiq, found the highs and lows throughout Eastwood’s time in show business. The data experts ranked all of Clint Eastwood’s films (including both films he directed and/or acted in) based on their Smart Rating. The Smart Rating is a score out of 100 that takes into account each movie’s Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer and Audience Score, IMDb rating, Metacritic Metascore, Gracenote rating and the inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross.

Eastwood’s more recent directorial projects shine through, including “Million Dollar Baby” and “Mystic River,” but it’s his earlier, grittier Western action films that reign supreme. You may start to feel some nostalgia for Dirty Harry or the bad-boy Josey Wales.

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Gawker Says It Expects to Win Legal Battle With Hulk Hogan

Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, center, appeared in court March 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla., moments after a jury returned its decision in his invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media LLC.
Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, center, appeared in court March 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla., moments after a jury returned its decision in his invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media LLC.

Gawker Media LLC plans to set aside at least $5.5 million from the sale of its websites to fund a continuing legal battle with former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, a feud the company says it intends to win.

In court papers filed Friday in Manhattan, Gawker asked a bankruptcy judge to approve an outline of a liquidation plan that would wind down what remains of the former internet publisher.

The plan includes funding for an appeal of a $130 million judgment owed to Terry Bollea, Hulk Hogan’s real name. The judgment forced the company and its founder into bankruptcy earlier this year.

“Gawker Media believes that the Bollea judgment will be reversed or, at a minimum, substantially reduced on appeal,” lawyers for Gawker said in court papers filed Friday.

In court papers, Gawker says that it is protected by the First Amendment and points to the fact that Mr. Bollea lost when he initially sued Gawker in federal court.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Bollea declined to comment Monday.

Earlier this year, a Florida jury awarded Mr. Bollea $115 million plus another $15 million in punitive damages stemming from a sex tape Gawker published in 2012. Gawker and its founder, Nick Denton, along with former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio are jointly liable for the $115 million portion of the judgment.

Mr. Denton, a British-born journalist who founded Gawker out of his apartment in 2002, was found to be personally liable for an additional $10 million and filed for personal bankruptcy in August.

Attempts to settle the lawsuit and the bankruptcy are continuing but haven’t been fruitful, court papers show. In a recent podcast with “Longform,” Mr. Daulerio said he rejected a settlement offer from Mr. Bollea’s lawyers, calling it “atrocious.”

“I am not settling,” he said. “In the meantime, I will be hassled for the $115 million that I have to pay back until the appeals process reverses it.”

Since filing for bankruptcy, Gawker sold off most of its assets to a unit of Univision Communications Inc., which renamed them Gizmodo Media Group. The $135 million salenudged Gawker’s editorial operations out the reach of the defamation lawsuits brought by Mr. Bollea and others.

The corporate shell left behind in bankruptcy, which is still called Gawker Media, must repay its debts and resolve continuing litigation. Court papers show gawker.com, the embattled site that published Mr. Bollea’s sex tape, wasn’t included in the Univision deal and is still up for sale to raise additional money for creditors.

Under Gawker’s proposed bankruptcy plan, none of its unsecured creditors will be repaid until the legal battle with Mr. Bollea is resolved.

Silicon Valley billionaire and investor Peter Thiel, who was outed as gay in 2007 by a Gawker site, has acknowledged financing Mr. Bollea’s legal campaign, which shows no signs of relenting.

Last week, lawyers representing Mr. Bollea and other Gawker Media creditors asked Judge Stuart Bernstein, who is overseeing both Gawker’s and Mr. Denton’s bankruptcies, to authorize a probe into transactions conducted by the online-media company before its bankruptcy filing in June. A hearing is slated for later this month.

Gawker’s request for approval of its debt-repayment blueprint represents a significant step forward in chapter 11. If approved, the plan would be sent out to the company’s creditors, who are entitled to an up-or-down vote.

Gawker’s plan says votes would be due Dec. 5, and the company would return to court shortly after, on Dec. 13, to ask for final approval of the plan.

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Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado goes after Melania Trump, calls her ‘a decoration’


If the bad blood between Donald Trump and Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado didn’t come to a boiling point at the presidential debate, it might have now.

In a lengthy interview with Cosmopolitan, Machado, 39, went straight after Melania Trump.

“I think I speak more English than her,” Machado told the magazine.

“I don’t see anything about this girl. She’s a doll. She’s a decoration. That is how I see her.”

Cosmopolitan drew comparisons to Trump’s wife and Machado as immigrants to the U.S. and former models, but Machado drew the line between herself and potentially the next first lady of the United States saying it’s Melania’s duty “to help everybody around you… not to make yourself rich or more powerful.”

Machado, who won Miss Universe in 1996 representing her native Venezuela, has spoken out in the past about her mistreatment at the hands of Trump who, as Hillary Clinton brought up in the debates, called her “Miss Piggy.”

Machado’s story is also featured in one of Clinton’s campaign ads.

Now a U.S. citizen, she tweeted this week that she intends to vote for Clinton. She also tweeted that she is not “a political woman.”

“I receive threats and insults and false accusations! Enough, I’m just supporting!” she wrote Wednesday.

Trump, known to call out high-profile critics on Twitter, has not responded

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Keeping Diana’s legacy alive: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit a hospice opened by the Princess of Wales in 1991 in Manchester


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Manchester for a day of engagements, including visiting a hospice that Princess Diana opened in 1991, as well as a football museum.

Their visit on October 14 will begin with a visit to The National Football Museum, housed in Manchester’s iconic Urbis building.

The Duke and Duchess will first attend a reception with some of the brightest and best young Mancunians, who are making a difference to their communities.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit a hospice opened by the Princess of Wales in 1991 in Manchester on October 14

They will then take a tour of the museum, which aims to explain to fans and non-fans alike how and why football has become ‘the people’s game’, a key part of England’s heritage and way of life.

Next, the Duke and Duchess will arrive at Manchester Town Hall, and attend a ceremony at the Cenotaph to lay commemorative paving stones honouring Manchester’s six Victoria Cross recipients as part of the First World War Centenary campaign.

The Duke and Duchess will then visit The National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.

The day will conclude with a visit to Francis House, a hospice which provides care for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions. The hospice was opened in 1991 by Diana, Princess of Wales, right, and is this year celebrating its 25th Anniversary

The royal family-of-four have been on an eight-day tour of eastern Canada, which has taken the royals from the stunning scenery of the Hadai Gwaii archipelago to the Yukon gold rush town of Whitehorse

They will see the University’s world leading research facilities and applied technology before visiting the site of the new Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) currently under development, where they will help to seal a time capsule within the building’s foundations.

The new development aims to build on the city’s science and engineering heritage by providing world class academic facilities.

The day will conclude with a visit to Francis House, a hospice which provides care for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions.

The hospice was opened in 1991 by Diana, Princess of Wales, and is this year celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The Duke and Duchess will tour the facilities, meet families and volunteers, and officially open Francis House’s new Lodge facilities.

It is thought the Cambridge’s trip will be George and Charlotte’s last overseas tour for some time

The royal family-of-four have been on an eight-day tour of eastern Canada, which has taken the royals from the stunning scenery of the Hadai Gwaii archipelago to the Yukon gold rush town of Whitehorse.

It is thought the Cambridge’s trip will be George and Charlotte’s last overseas tour for some time.

Sources close to the family say their decision to bring their children was a ‘one-off’ and that the youngsters are unlikely to accompany their parents on another official overseas tour for several years so they can enjoy a ‘normal childhood’.

Wrapping up the royal visit, HRH The Duke of Cambridge said yesterday: ‘Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family over the last week.

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The Patriots should be in no rush to bring Rob Gronkowski back early

Rob Gronkowski is expected to miss his second straight game to start the season,according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, and after New England disposed of the Cardinals in Arizona without their all-world tight end, why should the Patriots be in any rush to bring him back before he’s 100 percent?

Gronkowski injured his hamstring during a joint practice with the Chicago Bears in mid-August, and in an extremely un-Patriot-like admission just prior to Week 1, he told reporters he wasn’t 100 percent.

A couple days later, Gronkowski was ruled out for the season opener. Considering quarterback Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games, it was an ominous beginning to 2016 for a team expected to vie for the Super Bowl, since Gronk is the ultimate safety blanket for the young Jimmy Garoppolo.

Then, Garoppolo went out and completed 73 percent of his passes for 182 yards and a touchdown against zero interceptions in a 23-21 statement road victory against the NFC West favorite Cardinals.

That had to give the Patriots pause if ever there was an instinct to rush Gronkowski back. With winnable home games against the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans andBuffalo Bills on the docket until Brady returns for a road game against the Cleveland Browns, it doesn’t appear Garoppolo or the Pats would be in desperate need of Gronk until Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals in Foxboro.

If somehow New England drops Sunday’s game to the Dolphins, they may be singing a different tune.

But the addition of Martellus Bennett should also comfort the Pats in Gronk’s absence. While he caught just three passes for 14 yards on five targets in Week 1, the veteran tight end played 69 of 71 possible snaps this past Sunday, anchoring the blocking effort for New England’s 106 rushing yards.

That’s a relief for the Patriots, who are 12-6 in 18 games without Gronkowski. If it seems the Patriots are in the Super Bowl every time they have a healthy Gronk, it’s because they practically have been, sandwiching a pair of title game appearances around his season-ending injuries in 2012 and 2013.

With that in mind, why not wait until Gronkowski is 100 percent before sending him back on the field for defensive backs to dive at his knees a dozen times a game? If that means he’s out as long as Brady — or longer — so be it, especially if Garoppolo and Bennett can keep the Pats afloat in their absence.

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The Queen chauffeured Carole Middleton back to Balmoral on Saturday

Guests of the Queen often expect to be chauffeured about – usually by a flunky.

But Carole Middleton must have been a little surprised to find herself riding shotgun to Her Majesty on a visit to Balmoral.

The 90-year-old monarch scotched rumours of a rift with the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents as she drove them about at the weekend.

The Queen was spotted driving Kate¿s mother, Carole Middleton, back to Balmoral from a grouse shoot on Saturday. Carole and her husband are in Scotland as guests of Her Majesty

The Queen was spotted driving Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, back to Balmoral from a grouse shoot on Saturday. Carole and her husband are in Scotland as guests of Her Majesty

The Queen drove the Duchess of Cambridge to a picnic lunch with Prince William in the hills above Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate yesterday

On the way back from a grouse shoot on Saturday, the Queen could be seen chatting amiably with Carole – peering over the steering wheel of her Range Rover and pointing out beauty spots.

Carole and husband Michael flew to Aberdeen on Thursday on a scheduled British Airways flight.

They arrived hours after William and Kate, who have brought up their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte for their annual visit to the Highlands.

There have been rumours of friction between the Middletons and the Royal family, particularly Prince Charles, over access to George and Charlotte.

The two women chatted amiably as the sovereign - who could barely be seen over the steering wheel of her Range Rover - pointed out some beauty spots to Mrs Middleton on the way

The two women chatted amiably as the sovereign – who could barely be seen over the steering wheel of her Range Rover – pointed out some beauty spots to Mrs Middleton on the way

Carole and her husband Michael flew up to Aberdeen on Thursday evening on a scheduled British Airways flight. Pictured, the Queen and Mrs Middleton return from a shoot yesterday

Carole and her husband Michael flew up to Aberdeen on Thursday evening on a scheduled British Airways flight. Pictured, the Queen and Mrs Middleton return from a shoot yesterday

The Queen has also been wrongly accused of ‘freezing’ the Middleton family out.

But that seemed to be far from the case at the weekend. The extended family party have been enjoying country walks, picnics and BBQs.

Yesterday the Queen, dressed in a casual sleeveless jacket, drove the Duchess of Cambridge – or the Countess of Strathearn as she is known north of the border – to a picnic lunch with Prince William in the hills above Loch Muick on the estate.

A smiling Kate looked happy and relaxed as she sat in the front passenger seat of the dark green Range Rover in a khaki coat and patterned scarf.

Elegant in a tweed jacket, Carole Middleton looked relaxed as she joined senior members of Royal Family for a service at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral Castle, on Sunday morning

Elegant in a tweed jacket, Carole Middleton looked relaxed as she joined senior members of Royal Family for a service at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral Castle, on Sunday morning

William and Kate, who arrived in Royal Deeside on Thursday, have been staying at Prince Charles¿s private Birkhall residence with their children. Pictured, the couple this morning

William and Kate, who arrived in Royal Deeside on Thursday, have been staying at Prince Charles’s private Birkhall residence with their children. Pictured, the couple this morning

The Queen, pictured travelling to church with Prince Philip, invited Carole Middleton to join her family north of the border. William and Kate are currently on holiday with their children

The Queen, pictured travelling to church with Prince Philip, invited Carole Middleton to join her family north of the border. William and Kate are currently on holiday with their children

A smiling Duchess of Cornwall opted for a festive pink jacket with tartan trim for the Sunday morning service. She was driven to the church by her husband, Prince Charles

A smiling Duchess of Cornwall opted for a festive pink jacket with tartan trim for the Sunday morning service. She was driven to the church by her husband, Prince Charles

William, 34, was also spotted driving a converted Land Rover Defender up the Capel Mounth path on the way to Glen Clova for a grouse shoot shortly after 10am yesterday.

On Sunday the Middletons also took pride of place in the royal pew at church.

The family holiday in Scotland will end this week. Prince William has engagements on Wednesday and Friday, before jetting off to Canada for an official Royal tour with his wife and children from September 24 until October 1.

Royal officials declined to comment on the Scottish holiday.

Carole looked relaxed as she was driven to the church service in a Range Rover this morning

Carole looked relaxed as she was driven to the church service in a Range Rover this morning

The Queen, pictured on her way to church today, is spending time with her family in Scotland 

The Queen, pictured on her way to church today, is spending time with her family in Scotland

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CELEBRITIES , ENTERTAINMENT / JUN 13, 2016 Gwen Stefani’s Lover Blake Shelton Talks About Miranda Lambert On Nasty ‘She’s Got A Way With Words’ Song?


Blake Shelton has released another song following his duet with Gwen Stefani. Now, the country singer has released She’s Got A Way With Words that is said to be dedicated to his ex-wife Miranda Lambert. The country singer Blake Shelton released his If I’m Honest album recently and he also had a duet with Gwen Stefani called Go Ahead And Break My Heart, which talks about two people who had their hearts broken and trying to move on with a new love. But, the song She’s Got A Way With Words talks about cheating, which is reportedly dedicated to Miranda Lambert.

According to The Boot, the song Shelton recently released talks about a girl whom he loved, but still chose to break his heart. “She put the her in hurt, She put the why in try, She put the S.O.B. in sober, She put the hang in hangover,” Shelton sings. The song also talks about a person who does not care about hurting people. “She put the ex in ***, She put the low in blow, She put a big F.U. in my future, Yeah, she’s got a way, She’s got a way with words,” the song continues.

Back in July 2015, Lambert and Shelton announced their divorce, as reports claimed that she cheated on him and that they have different plans for their future. However, they have remained mum about it. In the meantime, Shelton and Lambert have already found their new lovers.Shelton and Stefani had been together for months, while Lambert also dates Anderson East.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are said to be in good terms with Miranda Lambert, which is why many fans are asking why he would be singing about their divorce.

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County official on missing $119K for Miranda Lambert: ‘The state pays when the state pays’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Anyone who has ever sought a payment from New York State knows that things often move slow. That’s why county officials aren’t concerned that they haven’t yet received the money promised for last summer’s Miranda Lambert concert. In a briefing to Onondaga County’s planning and economic development committee, Deputy County Executive Bill Fisher said he wasn’t concerned that the state hasn’t yet ponied up the $119,000 it owes the county for the concert. “The state pays when the state pays, and they always do,” he said.

“They’re good for the money. We’re waiting on a variety of reimbursement grants and we fully anticipate that will be paid…We’re not going to miss payroll if we don’t get that money next week.” County Comptroller Bob Antonacci raised the issue of the missing payment in aletter to the committee on Tuesday. Fisher dismissed the letter as “filled with inaccuracies” and accused the comptroller of playing politics.

Fisher also responded to the comptroller’s request for a copy of the Live Nation contract by saying Antonacci has been asking for various documents on a daily basis without providing the scope of an audit or context for what he’s seeking. “For them to ask for this document or that without the details of an audit? No, those won’t be provided,” Fisher said. Over the course of an hour, Fisher detailed expenses associated with the amphitheater for the county as well as the promoter, Live Nation. He reiterated that the amphitheater’s operating model is very similar to the Oncenter or War Memorial.

The county and SMG will develop a report at the end of the concert season to determine any profits or losses, Fisher said. They do not, however, plan on compiling profit and loss sheets for each concert. Legislator David Knapp took exception with insinuations Antonacci has made about the amphitheater. He pointed to a radio interview this morning where Antonacci “intimated” that taxpayers could be on the hook to make the bond payments on the building if the amphitheater isn’t successful.

“It’s totally disingenuous,” Knapp said. “He picked his words very carefully, but he made it sound like if we don’t make $3 million in profit from these concerts, taxpayers are going to be paying the difference. And that’s totally untrue.” The county borrowed $50 million to build the amphitheater and is using money from a settlement with the Oneida Nation to pay it back. So far, the payments from the Nation have exceeded the bond payments and the county is “socking that money” away, Fisher said.

Fisher also gave the committee an update on logistics like parking, tailgating and the rules for lawn chairs. Antonacci was not at the meeting, but two of his deputies attended.

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Miranda Lambert Enjoys Healthy Dinner With Chicken And Wine

Country music star Miranda Lambert is no stranger to a healthy lifestyle. A healthy dinner for her includes chicken, vegetables, rice, and a glass of red wine. Most recently, it was a Red 55 wine, which is one of her signature wines from Red 55 Winery. These wines feature, of course, grapes, but also other flavors including apple, cherries, and berries.

Since 2012, the 32-year-old has lost between 30 and 45 pounds through regular exercise and a healthy diet. That diet was on display in an Instagram post that featured a healthy dinner at her farmhouse during a recent day off. Miranda Lambert maintains a healthy lifestyle when she is not relaxing at her farmhouse with a healthy meal of chicken and red wine made from excellent grapes. After her incredible weight loss, many people have wondered how she did it.

Lambert gained the weight after years of traveling and unhealthy eating habits. She credits her substantial weight loss to a healthy diet with portion control, and regular exercise with her trainer Bill Crutchfield. Lambert started tracking calories with a calorie counter called “MyFitnessPal.” Her diet includes green juices with vegetables such as spinach or celery, plus salad with chicken or salmon, seafood, and steak with rice and potatoes.

Meditation has also been added to her routine, and it has helped her become aware of her emotions and thoughts related to stress, food, and emotional eating patterns. Lambert meditates for 10 minutes every day. After all her healthy lifestyle changes, Miranda Lambert can enjoy red wine made with the finest grapes from time to time. That is because she maintains an exercise routine and a healthy diet featuring chicken, seafood, and vegetables.

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Miranda Lambert’s Oklahoma Bed & Breakfast Closes

Miranda Lambert has apparently sold another one of her properties in Tishomingo, Okla., and it looks like her ex-husband Blake Shelton may have something to do with it. Lambert and Shelton resided in Tishomingo in Shelton’s home state of Oklahoma during their four-year marriage, and she opened and operated several local businesses, including a boutique called the Pink Pistol and a bed and breakfast. In May Lambert announced that she had closed the Pink Pistol, saying, “I want to send a heartfelt thank you to all the employees who worked hard to help me bring the store in Tishomingo to life, as well as the patrons who came to experience the Pink Pistol and supported the store. Shelton confirmed that he had purchased the building that used to house the store, hinting online that “something is brewing” for the space.

According to Womanista, it now appears that Lambert has sold the Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast, as well. A post to the front page of the small hotel’s official website reads simply, “Under New Management. No further explanation has been forthcoming so far, but a post to Facebook on Saturday (July 2) appears to show Shelton and his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, standing with a group of people on the balcony of the building that used to house the Ladysmith. Lambert has made no formal announcement that she has sold the business, and Shelton has not announced anything in regard to owning it, but the timing and the picture seem to suggest he might have bought his ex out of yet another hometown property.

Lambert has moved on from her relationship with Shelton by purchasing a lavish estate outside of Nashville, as well as beginning a new relationship with singer-songwriter Anderson East.

 

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