Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

It comes as the Academy struck a new deal with ABC in August of around $75 million a year to broadcast the Oscars, to extend the agreement until 2028. The year 2017 is looking up for one talk show host. Despite these disappointing Emmy ratings, Kimmel received rave reviews as a host, which likely buffered the decision to call on him for the Oscars .

Stores far from overwhelmed as Black Friday sales begin

Stores far from overwhelmed as Black Friday sales begin

At the start of the first holiday shopping season since the election of Donald Trump as president on November 8, consumers loosened their purse strings and spent $1.15 billion online between midnight and 5pm on Thursday, according to Adobe Digital Index.

England cap unbeaten year by beating Wallabies 37-21

The England head coach masterminded a 37-21 defeat of Australia at Twickenham to complete a ideal calendar year but the Australian insisted his team remained shy of world-class status and needed to make great strides to realise his ambition of emulating Sir Clive Woodward's side by winning the 2019 World Cup.

Health Officials Recognize World Aids Day 2016

By June 2016, around 18.2 million [16.1 million-19.0 million] people had access to the life-saving medicines, including 910 000 children, double the number five years earlier. Nine of 10 new infections of HIV in 2015-16 occurred due to unsafe sex, said statistics available with the Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society (MDACS).

Grammy noms: 9 for Beyonce, 8 each for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye

She now has 62 Grammy nominations across her work as a solo artist and as part of Destiny's Child, making her the fourth most-nominated artist of all time. Chance the Rapper has seven nominations, but he will compete with himself for best rap song , where he is nominated three times. The Chicago singer and writer is up for Best R&B Performance for "Turnin Me Up', Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Album ".

With Governor's Race Finally Decided, What Happens Now?

The governor signed the bill into law in March, and persistently defended it throughout the year as businesses withdrew expansions from the state, costing North Carolina hundreds of millions of dollars. McCrory conceded early Monday afternoon in a video released on YouTube. In a statement of his own, Cooper thanked McCrory and said he looked forward to working with him and his staff in the transition.