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Exit polls show Polish Law and Justice party winning parliamentary elections

Exit polls show Polish Law and Justice party winning parliamentary elections

World
Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party won the country's parliamentary elections, according to exit polls released Sunday. The polls showed Law and Justice, or PiS, won 43.6 percent of the vote defeating the Civic Coalition which won 27. 4 percent of the vote. A group of left-wing parties known as the Left won 11.9 percent, the conservative Polish Coalition won 9.6 percent and the right-wing Confederation party won 6.4 percent. A final count of the vote is expected on Tuesday. Preliminary seat distribution of the 460-member lower house of parliament, known as the Sejm, showed PiS would earn 239 seats enough for an absolute majority of the chamber. The Civic Coalition was projected to receive 130 seats, the Left 43, the Polish Coalition 34 and Confederation 13. The German ...
University of Kansas apologizes for Snoop Dogg’s show

University of Kansas apologizes for Snoop Dogg’s show

Entertainment
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The University of Kansas' athletic director has apologized for a performance by hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg after preseason scrimmages by the men's and women's basketball teams. As part of "Late Night in the Phog" at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday in Lawrence, Snoop Dog's 35-minute act included pole dancers, a money gun and profanity. A crowd of 16,300 turned out for the event. "We apologize for the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night," Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement. "We made it clear to the entertainers' managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay fo...
Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years

Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years

Entertainment
Satirical puppet show Spitting Image hopes to return to the small screen, 23 years after it last aired. New episodes of the comedy, described as "public service satire" by co-creator Roger Law, will take on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, among others."It's pretty chaotic out there. As far as I'm concerned, it's better than shouting at the television set," he told the Guardian.A pilot for the resurrected show has already been filmed, Mr Law added.The pilot will also feature the Duchess of Sussex wearing a glittery top with the word "Princess" printed on the front. Unlike its 1980s heyday, Mr Law said the new series would not focus on the lower ranks of British politics,...
J-Lo and Shakira to perform in 2020 Super Bowl half-time show

J-Lo and Shakira to perform in 2020 Super Bowl half-time show

Entertainment
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform at the half-time show during the 2020 Super Bowl, the National Football League (NFL) has announced.American football's governing body revealed on Thursday that the singers, who have released music in Spanish and English, will perform on 2 February at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Lopez, 50, and Shakira, 42, have had major success in the pop and Latin charts over the years. Lopez, who is also an actress, released her debut album in 1999 and topped the charts with songs including If You Had My Love and I'm Real.Colombian singer Shakira released her first album in 1991, but gained commercial success and multi-platinum sales with 2001's Laundry Service, which featured the hit single, Whenever, Wherever. ...
Shakira, Jennifer Lopez to play Super Bowl LIV halftime show

Shakira, Jennifer Lopez to play Super Bowl LIV halftime show

Entertainment
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez and Shakria will perform at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show Feb. 2 in Miami, Pepsi announced Thursday. Lopez confirmed with a tweet, tagging Shakira. Shakira tweeted, "It doesn't get any better than this! So excited about getting on that #SuperBowlLIV #PepsiHalftime stage!" The Lopez/Shakira team-up will mark the first time two Latina artists have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show. Recent musicians performing at halftime include Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake. Timberlake has performed at the SuperBowl twice. Pepsi has sponsored the Super Bowl halftime show since 2012 and is contracted with the NFL through 2022. Jay-Z's Roc Nation co-produces the halftime show. Shakira is releasing ...