When Did Miss Universe Start? From Humble Beginnings To Diamond Crowns

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When Did Miss Universe Start? From Humble Beginnings To Diamond Crowns

Miss Universe Contestants Share Makeup-Free Selfies to Show They’re #ConfidentlyBeautiful. (Reuters) – The Miss Universe pageant will crown a new international winner on Sunday, months after the annual beauty show was thrust into controversy when then-co-owner Donald Trump made disparaging remarks about immigrants. A number of contestants have started posted selfies of themselves on Twitter using the hashtag #ConfidentlyBeautiful in which they appear without any make-up. His anti-immigrant rhetoric cost the international beauty pageant and others their longtime relationship with NBC. “It’s been an interesting, tumultuous year, but I think we’ve emerged in an even better position,” ...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Let’s talk about THAT scene

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Let’s talk about THAT scene

‘Star Wars’ sets N. America opening weekend record with $238 mn. The Force Awakens is a movie that a lot of people already have seen, and anyone who hasn’t seen it probably knows that everyone who has seen it is talking about it. Opening day earnings had previously been estimated at $100 million, which would already have been a record, but Walt Disney DIS -3.83% and Rentrak just upped that number. Han Solo’s line in the new “Stars Wars” film could also apply to Walt Disney Co. and the team of filmmakers, marketers and distribution executives who delivered a record-breaking weekend debut, setting the stage for years of movies, merchandise and attractions tied to the most successful ...

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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Opens to Record $238M for Cosmic …

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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Opens to Record $238M for Cosmic …

‘Star Wars’ sets N. America opening weekend record with $238M. It’s a small line of dialogue that, potentially, exists merely to explain away the existence of John Boyega’s role in the movie — but the fact that Star Wars: The Force Awakens explicitly refers to the First Order moving away from using clone troopers is an interesting choice, to put it mildly.Opening day earnings had previously been estimated at $100 million, which would already have been a record, but Walt Disney DIS -3.83% and Rentrak just upped that number. Globally, the latest “Star Wars” space epic raked in an estimated $517 million, falling in second behind “Jurassic World,” ...

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New ‘Star Wars’ destroys records with $238M weekend

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New ‘Star Wars’ destroys records with $238M weekend

‘Star Wars’ sets N. America opening weekend record with $238M. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set a record for the highest-grossing opening weekend at the US and Canadian box office with an estimated $238 million in sales, industry monitor Rentrak said Sunday. Globally, the latest “Star Wars” space epic raked in an estimated $517 million, falling in second behind “Jurassic World,” which earned $524.9 million worldwide in its first weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Abrams’ movie scores the biggest North American opening of all time in addition to breaking numerous records overseas; ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ ...

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Star Wars-themed church service held in Germany

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Star Wars-themed church service held in Germany

Berlin church celebrates Star Wars service. Protestant pastor Lucas Ludewig said he and fellow pastor Ulrike Garve wanted to show that “Star Wars” draws on religious imagery and “that the Bible and the Church are part of our culture.” With the film’s theme song — played on the church organ — still echoing around the church, the 30-year-old said the aim was to hold a service that wasn’t “too Christian or too Star Wars, but to find a good compromise.” BERLIN — A Berlin church celebrated a service with a Star Wars theme today (Dec 20), with lightsaber-wielding pastors preaching parallels between Christianity and the blockbuster movie series ...

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NJ ‘Real Housewife’ star Teresa Giudice set to be freed from prison

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NJ ‘Real Housewife’ star Teresa Giudice set to be freed from prison

SC. NJ ‘Real Housewife’ show star Teresa Giudice set to be free of jail. News Source. Mar. four, 2014.Teresa Giudice, 41, exits the Federal Courtroom in Newark, New Jersey. (Reuters) One of New Jersey’s “Real Housewives” is about to be free of the large home just days before Christmas. ...

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Shatters Box Office Records

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Shatters Box Office Records

‘Star Wars’ sets N. America opening weekend record with $238M. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set a record for the highest-grossing opening weekend at the US and Canadian box office with an estimated $238 million in sales, industry monitor Rentrak said Sunday. Opening day earnings had previously been estimated at $100 million, which would already have been a record, but Walt Disney DIS -3.83% and Rentrak just upped that number. Globally, the latest “Star Wars” space epic raked in an estimated $517 million, falling in second behind “Jurassic World,” which earned $524.9 million worldwide in its first weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Abrams’ ...

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‘Real Housewives’ Star to Get out of Prison Before Christmas

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‘Real Housewives’ Star to Get out of Prison Before Christmas

SC. NJ ‘Real Housewife’ show star Teresa Giudice set to be free of jail. News Source. Mar. four, 2014.Teresa Giudice, 41, exits the Federal Courtroom in Newark, New Jersey. (Reuters) One of New Jersey’s “Real Housewives” is about to be free of the large home just days before Christmas. ...

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Box office report: Star Wars: The Force Awakens demolishes records with $238 …

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Box office report: Star Wars: The Force Awakens demolishes records with $238 …

‘Star Wars’ sets N. America opening weekend record with $238M. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set a record for the highest-grossing opening weekend at the US and Canadian box office with an estimated $238 million in sales, industry monitor Rentrak said Sunday. Opening day earnings had previously been estimated at $100 million, which would already have been a record, but Walt Disney DIS -3.83% and Rentrak just upped that number. Globally, the latest “Star Wars” space epic raked in an estimated $517 million, falling in second behind “Jurassic World,” which earned $524.9 million worldwide in its first weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. When ...

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German church brings “Star Wars” and God together

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German church brings “Star Wars” and God together

Berlin church celebrates Star Wars service. The force is strong in Berlin. Protestant pastor Lucas Ludewig said he and fellow pastor Ulrike Garve wanted to show that “Star Wars” draws on religious imagery and “that the Bible and the Church are part of our culture.” With the film’s theme song — played on the church organ — still echoing around the church, the 30-year-old said the aim was to hold a service that wasn’t “too Christian or too Star Wars, but to find a good compromise.” A church in the German capital invited “Star Wars” fans to attend a special service Sunday themed on the sci-fi blockbuster in an attempt to attract more ...

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