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Arts&Culture 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Marvel's 15th straight No. 1 opening
Author: 0 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Marvel's 15th straight No. 1 opening

Michael Rooker's Yondu, even compared to the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, has a much more significant role in the sequel. The sequel's success has in part to do with its May release, as opposed to the original's August release. Like with the release of The Fate of the Furious four weeks ago, all of the other major releases that could have been released this weekend made a decision to be released next week or weeks from now.

Author: 0 Calvin Harris announces new album next month

This will be Harris' fifth album and first since 2014's Motion , which spawned hits like "Under Control", "Summer", and "Blame". The Scot declared that he was done with albums in 2016. Frank Ocean , Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Future, Big Sean, Katy Perry, John Legend - *takes a breath* - Khalid, Migos and Kehlani and thats just the start.

Arts&Culture Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Engagements
Author: 0 Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Engagements

The Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public engagements this autumn, Buckingham Palace has said. "In taking this decision, the Duke [of Edinburgh] has the full support of the Queen", it said. On that occasion, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth was simply resting on doctor's advice as she had been suffering from a "heavy cold".

Author: 0 CBI to examine and verify Kapil Mishra's complaints against Kejriwal

Reiterating his claims about how he had seen Satyendra Jain hand Rs 2 crore to Kejriwal, Mishra said that things were such that it was impossible to stay silent. "He also fudged bills up to Rs 10 crore to benefit Kejriwal's relative", said Mishra. "I know all your techniques, I am keeping each and every step very cautiously", he said while reading his open letter to Arvind Kejriwal.

Arts&Culture Rob & Big's Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Dead at 45
Author: 0 Rob & Big's Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Dead at 45

Boykin starred in " Rob & Big " alongside Rob Dyrdek, former professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, during its three seasons. Boykin also appeared on Dyrdek's show Fantasy Factory . Rob discussed their heartbreaking falling out a few years ago. Before embarking on his reality TV career, the six-foot-six gentle giant served in the U.S.

Arts&Culture Kushner emerged as conduit for Canada on NAFTA talks
Author: 0 Kushner emerged as conduit for Canada on NAFTA talks

In the morning of April 26, the news was full of reports that Trump was going to sign an executive order that would kill NAFTA. According to Canadian government sources, White House advisers pushing a more cautious approach then called Ottawa to ask for Trudeau's assistance.

Arts&Culture Mom at the Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 wins the weekend
Author: 0 Mom at the Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 wins the weekend

Despite the lengthy makeup removal process, Bautista isn't about to quit the franchise anytime soon - the Guardians of the Galaxy characters all feature in the forthcoming Avengers: Infinity War , while filmmaker James Gunn has already signed on to write and direct a third instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is expected to star Dave and his fellow franchise castmates Chris Pratt , Zoe Saldana , Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel .

Arts&Culture Robert De Niro Slams
Author: 0 Robert De Niro Slams "Mean-Spirited" Trump as He Accepts Career Honor

Monday night saw a 2,400-capacity sold-out soiree giving its respect to a Hollywood legend, known for his iconic roles in Goodfellas or The Godfather. But De Niro doubled down on his criticism, adding: "I don't make movies for 'rich, liberal elites.' I've got my restaurants for that". The Taxi Driver star previously launched into a rant against the businessman while filming a political testimony video =called #VoteYourFuture.

Arts&Culture FOX Orders New 'X-Men' Series 'The Gifted' for Fall 2017
Author: 0 FOX Orders New 'X-Men' Series 'The Gifted' for Fall 2017

Commenting on the project when it was initially announced, Fox Broadcasting Company's President of Entertainment David Madden stated, "Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network-and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe".

Arts&Culture Simone Biles on 'Dancing': Smiling doesn't win gold medals
Author: 0 Simone Biles on 'Dancing': Smiling doesn't win gold medals

Biles has yet to earn a flawless score on the show, and the judges this week told her that they wanted to see her bring more emotion to her performances . "Curious how she felt about judges comments, I unwittingly added to the smile pile". Biles' response drew a surprised reaction from the audience.

Arts&Culture Rupert Murdoch says Bill Shine has left Fox News
Author: 0 Rupert Murdoch says Bill Shine has left Fox News

Murdoch praised Shine's "huge role in building Fox News to. the nation's biggest and most important cable channel". Ailes, of course, was dismissed in July after former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit moved other women working at the network, including star anchor Megyn Kelly, to come forward with similar accounts of boorish behavior followed by employer retaliation.

Arts&Culture Cliff Curtis joins the Blue Man Group
Author: 0 Cliff Curtis joins the Blue Man Group

Curtis will continue his role on Fear the Walking Dead, and Deadline reports that the Avatar production will work around Curtis's schedule for the AMC spinoff of popular zombie series The Walking Dead. The film's official Facebook account recently announced that all for sequels had locked release dates beginning with Avatar 2 arriving on December 18, 2020 , with the additional three follow-ups releasing on December 17, 2021 , December 20, 2024 , and December 19, 2025 .

Author: 0 Despite Hubbub Over Michael Flynn, Clapper Says No Collusion with Russian Federation

She also had an additional phone call with the White House. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) says he didn't see any "red flags" with former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the past. That's the bottom line. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017Biggest story today between Clapper & Yates is on surveillance. What these Obama officials revealed, however, does nothing to reinforce Yates's Russia-related testimony.

Arts&Culture Akshay Kumar discusses Toilet: Ek Prem Katha with Prime Minister Modi
Author: 0 Akshay Kumar discusses Toilet: Ek Prem Katha with Prime Minister Modi

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his upcoming film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" which is said to be based on Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan . Akshay is on a roll these days. "When I announced the name, many people called me to ask why I am using this title". So, I said that I want to make this film.

Author: 0 'The Silence of the Lambs' director Jonathan Demme no more

Demme broke into the industry under the B-movie master Roger Corman in the early 1970s and he remained committed to maintaining the spirited, agile curiosity of a low-budget independent film-maker. Beasley first heard of Demme's passing in a phone call with The World-Herald. "I love you", she added. "I learned so much watching him work ... about songs I already knew - and his love for how music looks when it's being played live has stayed with me".

Author: 0 South Koreans vote for new president

The final turnout was 77.2 percent, or 32,808,377 voters among the electorate of 42,479,710 people. Hong and Ahn were expected to garner 23.3 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively, according to the exit poll, which had a margin of error of 0.8 percentage points.

Author: 0 '13 Reasons Why' showrunner teases honest and truthful Season 2

The Selena Gomez-produced show is based on Jay Sher's young adult best-seller. Although, according to a Columbia University report, there is strong evidence to show that " suicide is contagious ", the theory has not been proven. Her death, yes it makes these people upset, but nothing is done about it. "I learned a lot of valuable lessons from the show, but I think what you get from it depends on who you are".

Arts&Culture Zooey Deschanel Welcomes Baby Boy Charlie
Author: 0 Zooey Deschanel Welcomes Baby Boy Charlie

US Weekly broke the news of the new arrival - who is reported to have arrived last week - and revealed his name: Charlie Wolf. We can only imagine how thrilled the threesome must be! Like his sister, Charlie's middle name is also the name of an animal-albeit a slightly fiercer one.

Arts&Culture Rupert Murdoch Says 'Nothing's Happening At Fox News'
Author: 0 Rupert Murdoch Says 'Nothing's Happening At Fox News'

Answering in the negative, Murdoch replied that "nothing's happening at Fox News". "Nothing's happening at Fox News", Murdoch said. Two favored Murdoch employees - former Fox News boss Roger Ailes and former star host Bill O'Reilly - have left Fox News in recent months after being accused of harassment.

Arts&Culture WWE Spoilers: How Will Braun Strowman's Injury Affect Ongoing Storylines?
Author: 0 WWE Spoilers: How Will Braun Strowman's Injury Affect Ongoing Storylines?

We still don't know the condition of Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman, so there should be an update on this episode. Strowman came out in a sling to wrestle Kalisto , but Reigns quickly interrupted. The man known as the "Samoan Sumbmission Machine" put Seth into a "Coquina Clutch", causing him to nearly pass out. It was Ceasaro and Sheamus vs Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Heath Slater and Rhyno vs Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and Goldust and R-Truth.

Author: 0 U.S. House of Representatives passes bill to fund govt.

The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Thursday, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. One senior administration official said Trump was "not happy" as he watched Democrats claim victory in the budget negotiations, and a second senior administration official said Trump was baffled that Democrats felt they could claim victory.

Arts&Culture Kelly Ripa's Permanent Co-Host Revealed!
Author: 0 Kelly Ripa's Permanent Co-Host Revealed!

The famous TV presenter has been announced as the new partner of the popular Ripa as the two attempt to take hold of the top spot when it comes to morning show ratings . Seacrest has previously hosted Live as a guest co-host five times. Ryan Seacrest is the new permanent co-host of Kelly Ripa on her daily morning show.

Author: 0 Mexico and police chief slam Texas' new 'sanctuary city' ban

That includes requiring local law enforcement officers asking about the immigration status of anyone they stop. It also creates criminal charges for police chiefs, county sheriffs and constables who violate the ban and charge local jurisdictions up to $25,000 a day for each day they are in violation.

Arts&Culture Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements
Author: 0 Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements

In a statement issued about Prince Philip , who will turn 96 next month, the Royal Family said the Queen's husband would attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying the Queen. In recent years, the queen , who's as sprightly as ever at 91, has scaled back her public appearances, but she is far from being officially retired.

Arts&Culture Gausman ejected after hitting batter, Red Sox top O's 4-2
Author: 0 Gausman ejected after hitting batter, Red Sox top O's 4-2

Later that same evening, the team had another fan escorted out of Fenway Park after throwing a racial slur at another fan in the stands. The team said that the incident had occurred during Tuesday's game, that the fan had been escorted from the stadium and that the matter had been turned over to the Boston police to see if further action was warranted.

Arts&Culture KING ARTHUR Director Guy Ritchie Says His ALADDIN Will Be a Musical
Author: 0 KING ARTHUR Director Guy Ritchie Says His ALADDIN Will Be a Musical

Apparently, Ritchie has set his eyes on Suicide Squad , and though he may not be able to work on the project now, he believes he would have made a great film if he was hired for the sequel. Meanwhile, the star has also revealed that he used a sit-down chat to convince Ritchie to let him audition for King Arthur . The film hits USA cinemas on May 12.

Author: 0 Kenyan Kipchoge falls 26 seconds short of 1st sub 2-hour marathon

On May 6, 1954, Sir Roger Bannister of England broke the 4-minute mile , which was at the time seen as running's pinnacle achievement. The 32-year-old Olympic marathon champion ran 26 miles in 2hrs 24secs at Nike's Breaking2 event at the Monza Formula One track in Milan, with the help of a group of pace setters.

Arts&Culture Kelly Ripa Has Found Her New Sidekick - Ryan Seacrest
Author: 0 Kelly Ripa Has Found Her New Sidekick - Ryan Seacrest

Ripa announced that Seacrest, who was the longtime host of American Idol, would join her on her Monday episode. Seacrest and Ripa's chemistry was immediately palpable-not surprising, given that he's guest co-hosted with Ripa five times in the past year.

Author: 0 Kushner Family 'Invest $500K and Immigrate to the U.S.'

Over several hours of presentations and PowerPoints, company executives described the advantages of the controversial EB-5 program, which provides big foreign investors with United States visas and a path to residence for the cost of just a half-million dollars.

Arts&Culture Grammy Awards returning to NYC after 14 years in LA
Author: 0 Grammy Awards returning to NYC after 14 years in LA

The Academy teamed up with Spike Lee to make the official announcement via social media. The film takes viewers on a musical tour of the city, from The Apollo Theater in Harlem to Jay Z's Marcy Projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant. "It is incredibly exciting that "Music's Biggest Night" will return to the world's greatest city", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

Author: 0 'Baahubali 2' surpasses the all time collections of 'Baahubali'

So ticket selling formula creates a new record for the ticket-booking website. The U.S. numbers also reflect global anticipation for the film, which opened in 425 theaters across America-more than 300-plus that Bollywood films Dangal and PK played in.

Author: 0 Kushner Sister Invokes Jared, In Appeal to Chinese Investors

The company is seeking 300 aspiring US residents to invest a total of $150 million, and it follows other Kushner family projects using the investment program known as EB-5, including a nearby Trump-licensed building promoted as "Trump Bay Street".

Arts&Culture Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for about $3.9 billion
Author: 0 Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for about $3.9 billion

The Sinclair deal caps a wild decade for the Chicago-based company with roots that go back to the founding of the Chicago Tribune newspaper in 1847. Reports indicate Sinclair will purchase Tribune for $43.50 per share . Sinclair was also already the largest Fox station group with 54 affiliates, and the Tribune will add to that list. That summer, Sinclair declined to broadcast a special from Nightline on its seven ABC stations, because it ascribed anti-war motivations to anchor Ted ...

Author: 0 Dartmouth ranks high among Star Wars searches in Canada says Google

Kennedy noted that ideas are being plotted out for projects through 2022. The original Star Wars film, written and directed by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, hit movie theaters in 1977. There's definitely something there for the dozens of us that are fans of both franchises. In an interview last December with Starwars.com, Matt Martin, a member of the story group, said Lucasfilm is committed to "shared continuity across " Star Wars " ...

Arts&Culture Bill O'Reilly to stage comeback Monday with new podcast
Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly to stage comeback Monday with new podcast

Aside from that O'Reilly claimed that he would rather keep the information under wraps for now because he doesn't want the media to "misconstrue it". Some of the people on the "Factor" staff have been here from the very beginning, helping Bill O'Reilly create something that had never been done before.

Arts&Culture Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
Author: 0 Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

While Wilkerson didn't quite hit the 18 million retweets Wendy's originally proposed, he can now claim the most retweeted tweet of all time and more than 100,000 followers, as well as being officially verified on the platform. Oh and he's still getting the nuggets despite falling several million short of the original goal, according to Wendy's tweet about Wilkerson's new record.

Author: 0 Fox News Co-President Shine Steps Down Amid Internal Strife

In her lawsuit Roginsky alleges that Scott did not investigate her claims of sexual advances towards her, and was one of a number of executives that encouraged Fox News contributors to retaliate against former anchor Gretchen Carlson , who filed the sexual harassment lawsuit previous year against Ailes that eventually led to his resignation.

Author: 0 Average rent price is now higher than during Celtic Tiger at €1131

Leading economist Ronan Lyons said the rental market here, and across the country, continues to show increasing signs of distress, with stronger demand but weaker supply every single year. Indeed, there is evidence to suggest that rent increases for sitting tenants have been only half the size of increases faced by new tenants. "In other words, have "sitting rents" followed the same trend as "market rents"?" The report revealed that the average rent in Louth is now €988.

Arts&Culture Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn
Author: 0 Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn

It also highlighted the mounting pressure the White House faces from three congressional investigations into Russia's interference in the election. Flynn "the highest security clearance" when he worked at the Pentagon. Trump had fired Flynn 24 days after his appointment as the NSA for failing to disclose discussions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak about US sanctions against the Kremlin and for not telling the truth about them to Pence.

Arts&Culture ABC announces revival of 'American Idol' next season
Author: 0 ABC announces revival of 'American Idol' next season

Seacrest last week was announced as the new co-host of ABC syndicated morning program " Live! " with Kelly Ripa . On Monday's " Live ", he indicated that he's open to the possibility. "I went into seclusion when American Idol was canceled". But even the declining ratings at the end would be much better than most prime time shows get on ABC or Fox now.

Arts&Culture 'American Idol' to return to TV on ABC
Author: 0 'American Idol' to return to TV on ABC

The 15th season, also branded as the " American Idol: Farewell Season" aired the finale episode on April 7, 2016, crowning Trent Harmon as the victor of the season. But falling ratings meant the show's end on Fox, and ABC will face a huge challenge in reinvigorating the show's familiar format. The singing show produced stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, as well as many other musicians who continue to produce records.

Arts&Culture Chapecoense 'warriors' crowned Santa Catarina state champions
Author: 0 Chapecoense 'warriors' crowned Santa Catarina state champions

Seventy-one people died - including 19 Chapecoense players and most of the club's staff - when the chartered plane in which they were travelling slammed into a hillside in Colombia last November. The crash happened on November, 29, as the squad travelled to face Colombian side Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana . The Recopa is between the champions of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana .

Arts&Culture Amazon moves into United Kingdom live music starting with Blondie London gig
Author: 0 Amazon moves into United Kingdom live music starting with Blondie London gig

The tech giant has announced Prime Live Events , which is says will take place in venues that have been selected to create "unique and personal" experiences for fans. Earlier this year Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, was named in Billboard magazine's top 100 list of the most powerful people in the music industry, driven by the potential for Alexa, its voice-operated "personal assistant".

Arts&Culture Star Wars writers
Author: 0 Star Wars writers "started over" on script after death of Carrie Fisher

It is generally accepted that she will play a far larger and more pivotal role than she did in The Force Awakens , as Leia rallies the galaxy against the First Order. We don't know how the Last Jedi will leave Leia's story, but Kennedy assures us that Fisher's work on the movie was complete... It was Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, who provided the heartwarming moment this time around as she posted a photo of her younger self being carried by her late mother while Chewbacca followed in ...

Arts&Culture Richard Simmons sues National Enquirer for libel
Author: 0 Richard Simmons sues National Enquirer for libel

Simmons' inner circle", the statement said. Simmons filed a lawsuit against The Enquirer and its parent company American Media, Inc. on Monday (8 May) in Los Angeles Superior Court. Simmons' disappearance for a fee". At the same time, he protests that he is entitled to privacy and therefore should not be subjected to scrutiny of the media that has raised reasonable questions about his health and whereabouts since he disappeared from the public eye nearly four years ago.

Author: 0 French election: nearly 90% of French in Luxembourg voted Macron

The far left, emboldened by the first-round success of candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who took an unexpectedly high 19.6 percent in the first round, is also aiming for a strong showing, and can count on 15 percent of support according to Sunday's poll.