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Polar Bear at German Zoo Surprisingly Delivers Baby Cub — and the Whole Thing Was Caught on Camera

Polar Bear at German Zoo Surprisingly Delivers Baby Cub — and the Whole Thing Was Caught on Camera
Tierpark Berlin just got one adorable new attraction!

On Thursday, a polar bear named Tonja at the German animal park gave birth to a baby cub — and her labor and first few moments with the new addition were caught on camera and released on Tierpark Berlin’s YouTube page.

The still-unnamed baby polar bear — who is only about 30 centimeters long and, like all polar bears, came into the world deaf and blind — has since been seen nuzzling up to his mother.

The special occasion had extra significance for the 8-year-old mama bear, who lost a cub named Fritz just nine months earlier (The 3-month-old cub,
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Here’s How the Academy is Changing Oscar Voting For Best Foreign-Language Feature

Here’s How the Academy is Changing Oscar Voting For Best Foreign-Language Feature
Now that a record 92 countries have submitted foreign-language Oscar contenders, the Academy has to figure out what to do with them. Screening and ranking that many films is a challenging process, and Mark Johnson, chairman of the Academy’s foreign-language committee, know that it’s time for an overhaul.

“Ninety-two is a scary number,” said Johnson. “It keeps going up every year. I think it’s imminent that we will make some radical changes on how we whittle these down. I remember it was not that long ago that I would see 60 movies, that was the bulk out of 80. Now, we’ll see.”

Johnson is working on the problem with the Academy’s erudite new president, cinematographer John Bailey, who once argued rigorously in favor of Bela Tarr’s black-and-white masterpiece “The Turin Horse.”

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification,
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Matt Lanter's Wife Angela Is Pregnant With Their First Child

Matt Lanter's Wife Angela Is Pregnant With Their First Child
In a few months' time, Timeless star Matt Lanter will become a first-time father! "We are both overjoyed to be blessed with this new addition to our family! I think we are most looking forward to experiencing all of the firsts. First steps, first words, first everything," Matt and his wife, YouTuber and blogger Angela Lanter, told People. "We keep picturing the quiet moments (after the loud ones, of course) and morning snuggles with our baby!" Together since 2009 and married since 2013, the couple currently lives in L.A. with their Maltipoo pup, Ahsoka. Angela, who's battled endometriosis for over 10 years, also blogged about her pregnancy. "I never thought that getting pregnant would be a...
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Timeless Star Matt Lanter and Wife Angela Expecting First Child

Timeless Star Matt Lanter and Wife Angela Expecting First Child
Timeless star Matt Lanter and his wife Angela, a popular YouTube lifestyle blogger, are expecting their first child, People can exclusively report.

“We are both overjoyed to be blessed with this new addition to our family!” the couple tells People.

“I think we are most looking forward to experiencing all of the firsts,” they add. “First steps, first words, first everything. We keep picturing the quiet moments (after the loud ones, of course) and morning snuggles with our baby!”

The happy pair married in 2013 and live in L.A. with their Maltipoo pup, Ahsoka.

Angela, 32, and Matt, 34, whose NBC show
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How a Navy Seal's Wife Is Using Pilates to Help Him Move Again After He Suffered Brain Trauma

Laura Browning Grant has been teaching pilates for almost 15 years – but she never imagined she’d have to use the practice to help her husband regain even the most basic of motor functions.

On March 17, Jonathan Neal Grant, who began serving as a Navy Seal in 2007, was in a horrific car accident as he and a friend rushed to offer medical aid at the site of a fire in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Jon – who was serving as a combat medic instructor at Fort Bragg at the time of the accident – suffered a traumatic brain injury called a diffuse axonal
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Chelsea Manning Celebrates ‘First Walk of Freedom’ with Instagram Posts After 7-Year Prison Sentence

Chelsea Manning Celebrates ‘First Walk of Freedom’ with Instagram Posts After 7-Year Prison Sentence
Following multiple suicide attempts, stints of solitary confinement, alleged bullying at an all-male prison and being denied medications for her gender transition, U.S. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning can be on social media like any other free civilian.

First steps of freedom!!” Manning, 29, captioned her first post on Instagram after creating a profile, which she used to document her return to normalcy.

While most mundane activities — such as eating pizza and drinking Dom Pérignon — don’t usually grab national attention, Manning was finally able to take part in what she’s been missing out on since entering Fort Leavenworth military
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Chelsea Manning Documentary to Focus on Whistleblower's Life

Chelsea Manning Documentary to Focus on Whistleblower's Life
On the day of Chelsea Manning's release from prison, Pulse Films announced at the Cannes Film Festival that a documentary about the whistleblower and her adjustment into post-incarceration life is in the works.

Xy Chelsea, directed by Tim Travers Hawkins, acquired the exclusive rights to Manning's story, with filmmakers on site at Kansas' Leavenworth Prison Wednesday as Manning was released after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence, the most ever levied on a whistleblower.

"When I first wrote to Chelsea at the military prison in Kansas, she could not be filmed,
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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Shares Cute Video of Son Henry Waking Up From a Nap

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Shares Cute Video of Son Henry Waking Up From a Nap
Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's 2-month-old son Henry is the happiest baby!

The Counting On star took to Instagram on Friday to share an adorable video of the newborn grinning as he wakes up from a nap.

Related: Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's Son Henry Turns 2 Months Old -- See the 'Superman' Pic!

"Hey cutie," Jessa cooed at Henry. "Hi, did you have a good nap?"

"You woke up happy," she gushed. "I love you. You're so sweet."

Watch: Ben and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Share First Family Photo With Newborn Son, Open Up About Emotional Delivery

The whole family couldn't help but smile while posing together on Easter.

Related: Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Shares New Pic of 1-Month-Old Baby Henry Taking His 'First Steps'

Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, welcomed baby Henry in February. See more in the video below.
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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's Son Henry Turns 2 Months Old -- See the 'Superman' Pic!

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's Son Henry Turns 2 Months Old -- See the 'Superman' Pic!
Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's baby boy is growing up so fast!

The Counting On star took to Instagram on Thursday to celebrate her son Henry turning 2 months old with a photo of the newborn's adorable "Superman" pose!

Watch: Ben and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Share First Family Photo With Newborn Son, Open Up About Emotional Delivery

"Superman!
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Tracy Morgan on First Film After Crash: ‘I Tried Not to Think About It … and Just Started Being Funny Again’

Tracy Morgan on First Film After Crash: ‘I Tried Not to Think About It … and Just Started Being Funny Again’
Tracy Morgan is crediting his Fist Fight cast mates with helping him adjust to life back on the big screen.

The 48-year-old comedian is returning to the big screen for the first time since the deadly 2014 traffic accident that left him hospitalized in critical condition — and he said it has been no walk in the park.

Morgan recently told Entertainment Tonight that he “tried not to think about ” as he filmed alongside Ice Cube and Charlie Day in the upcoming comedy.

“If I’d have thought about it, I might have got shook. So I didn’t think about it,
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First Steps to Make Hellboy 3 Happen Officially Being Taken!

And you thought hell would freeze over before this happened! The results are in for Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy 3 Twitter Poll, and they’re pretty resounding! Del Toro promised that if 100k people voted he would have a serious sitdown… Continue Reading →

The post First Steps to Make Hellboy 3 Happen Officially Being Taken! appeared first on Dread Central.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Reunite With Beyoncé and Jay Z For Blue Ivy's Birthday

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Reunite With Beyoncé and Jay Z For Blue Ivy's Birthday
After a tumultuous few months, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are diving back into their normal daily routines. On Friday, the couple visited Beyoncé and Jay Z at their home in La. While their kids, North and Saint, were noticeably missing, the duo reportedly stopped by to celebrate Blue Ivy's 5th birthday, which is on Jan. 7. Kim and Kanye's visit comes nearly two months after the rapper called out Beyoncé and Jay Z during his Saint Pablo concert in Sacramento, CA. During his rant, Kanye said that Beyoncé only agreed to perform at the 2016 MTV VMAs if she won video of the year over him. He also slammed Jay Z for not calling him after Kim's terrifying Paris robbery, saying, "You still ain't call me! Jay Z, call me! Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don't send them at my head." Less than a week later, Kanye
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Lamar Odom Shares Sweet Family Pic With His Two Kids: 'No Better Way to End 2016'

Lamar Odom Shares Sweet Family Pic With His Two Kids: 'No Better Way to End 2016'
Lamar Odom is spending a little quality time with his "two favorite people."

The former basketball star, who checked himself into a 30-day rehab program in December, managed to sneak in some time with his kids on Friday.

Watch: Lamar Odom Checks Into Rehab More Than a Year After Near-Fatal Overdose

"No better way to end 2016 than with my two favorite people #TheOdoms #RichSoil," he captioned a sweet pic on Instagram with his 18-year-old daughter, Destiny, and 16-year-old son, Lamar Jr. -- his first photo on the app since June.

Related: Lamar Odom's Ex Liza Morales Says She's 'Proud' of Him for Checking Into Rehab

Odom has been focusing on his health lately. A source told Et earlier this month that it was the 37-year-old athlete's decision to check into rehab to address the issues that led to his near-fatal overdose in October 2015.

"He wants to get better and recently realized he needs to do this
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Lamar Odom's Ex Liza Morales Says She's 'Proud' of Him for Checking Into Rehab

Lamar Odom's Ex Liza Morales Says She's 'Proud' of Him for Checking Into Rehab
Liza Morales is sending her love to Lamar Odom.

The 37-year-old fashion designer, who shares two children with the former NBA star, took to Instagram on Friday to lend her support to Odom after news broke that he had checked himself into a rehab facility in San Diego, California.

Watch: Lamar Odom Checks Into Rehab More Than a Year After Near-Fatal Overdose

"Instead of directly responding to each of the media outlets that have sent emails and Dm's, let me express how proud we are of Lamar for taking the necessary steps in his life's journey," Morales wrote. "This is a private situation that has become public for observation, speculation and judgment. This may be media fodder for some, but Lamar is a father, kin and a friend."

"Anyone that has dealt (or is dealing) with the same situation with a loved one or friend knows it's one day at a time," she continued
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Lamar Odom Gives First Sit-Down Interview Since His Hospitalization: ‘I Was in a Dark Place’

Lamar Odom Gives First Sit-Down Interview Since His Hospitalization: ‘I Was in a Dark Place’
Lamar Odom has opened up in his first sit-down interview since his traumatic hospitalization in October 2015. The former NBA star sat down with The DoctorsTravis Stork to talk about the night he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.

In a newly released clip, Odom revealed that the last thing he remembered was, “Being at that brothel and thinking I was going to just rest a little bit.”

Watch: Lamar Odom Takes First Steps Toward Recovery on 'The Doctors' -- Watch the Intense Promo

He went on to discuss the traumatic aftermath of the widely publicized incident and his long road to recovery.

“I didn’t know until Khloe [Kardashian] had told me that I was in a coma,” he said of his now-ex wife. “I couldn’t even speak at the time. I couldn’t talk. Nothing would come out when I would open my mouth, so I was scared.”

Leading up to the
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Berlin: Golden Bear contender '24 Weeks' scores deals

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Berlin: Golden Bear contender '24 Weeks' scores deals
Exclusive: Beta Cinema inks deals, including Germany, on competition drama.

Beta Cinema has closed a string of deals on hard-hitting Berlin competition drama 24 Weeks.

Following a competitive situation in Germany, writer-director Anne Zohra Berrached’s second feature was snapped up by Neue Visionen in an all rights deal.

Deals have also closed in Benelux (September Films), Poland (Aurora Films), Greece (Feelgood Entertainment), Turkey (Filmarti), Ex-Yugoslavia (Discovery Films), Hungary (Cirko), Columbia (Cineplex), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), China (Lemon Tree Entertainment) and Korea (JinJin Pictures).

Deals are pending in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and France.

24 Weeks stars celebrated German actress Julia Jentsch, who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress in the Oscar-nominated Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, and was produced by zero one, the outfit behind Toronto drama The People Vs. Fritz Bauer.

The story follows cabaret performer Astrid (Jentsch), who when six months pregnant learns that her unborn child will be severely disabled. She and her
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Buyers flock to Berlinale drama '24 Weeks'

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Buyers flock to Berlinale drama '24 Weeks'
Exclusive: Beta Cinema inks deals, including Germany, on competition drama.

Beta Cinema has closed a string of deals on had-hitting Berlin competition drama 24 Weeks.

Following a competitive situation in Germany, writer-director Anne Zohra Berrached’s second feature was snapped up by Neue Visionen in an all rights deal.

Deals have also closed in Benelux (September Films), Poland (Aurora Films), Greece (Feelgood Entertainment), Turkey (Filmarti), Ex-Yugoslavia (Discovery Films), Hungary (Cirko), Columbia (Cineplex), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), China (Lemon Tree Entertainment) and Korea (JinJin Pictures).

Deals are pending in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and France.

24 Weeks stars celebrated German actress Julia Jentsch, who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress in the Oscar-nominated Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, and was produced by zero one, the outfit behind Toronto drama The People Vs. Fritz Bauer.

The story follows cabaret performer Astrid (Jentsch), who when six months pregnant learns that her unborn child will be severely disabled. She and her
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Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury

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Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury
Festival to honour David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola through special screenings; security to be tightened.

Actors Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Lars Eidinger are to join Meryl Streep in the International Jury of this year’s Berlinale (Feb 11-21) which kicks off next week with the international premiere of the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar.

The seven-person jury deciding on the Bears, revealed this morning at a press conference in Berlin, also includes the UK film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska whose last film Body won a Silver Bear for Best Direction at last year’s Berlinale.

Owen is no stranger to Berlin as he was in town and at Studio Babelsberg in 2008 for the shoot of Tom Tykwer’s The International which opened the Berlinale in 2009, while Eidinger is well known to Berlin theatre-goers as part of the Schaubühne ensemble as well as his film and
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Cilve Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury

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Cilve Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury
Festival to honour David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola through special screenings; security to be tightened.

Actors Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Lars Eidinger are to join Meryl Streep in the International Jury of this year’s Berlinale (Feb 11-21) which kicks off next week with the international premiere of the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar.

The seven-person jury deciding on the Bears, revealed this morning at a press conference in Berlin, also includes the UK film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska whose last film Body won a Silver Bear for Best Direction at last year’s Berlinale.

Owen is no stranger to Berlin as he was in town and at Studio Babelsberg in 2008 for the shoot of Tom Tykwer’s The International which opened the Berlinale in 2009, while Eidinger is well known to Berlin theatre-goers as part of the Schaubühne ensemble as well as his film and
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