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Arts&Culture Lebanon seeks to ban 'Wonder Woman,' citing Israeli actress
Author: 0 Lebanon seeks to ban 'Wonder Woman,' citing Israeli actress

That process would begin with a recommendation from a six-member committee from the Ministry of Economy. In particular, the film shares many parallels with the WWII-set Captain America: The First Avenger with the brightly-coloured hero enlivening grey battlefields with the kind of supercharged élan that would have no doubt pleased her original creator.

Arts&Culture 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Bette Midler, 'Oslo' win big at Broadway's Tony Awards
Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Bette Midler, 'Oslo' win big at Broadway's Tony Awards

The Late Show's Stephen Colbert presented an award and poked fun at the Trump administration, Cynthia Nixon and Sally Field both commented on the importance of standing up to those who may take away other's rights, and host Kevin Spacey got into his House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, several times, making references to Donald Trump , fake news, and other hot political topics.

Author: 0 Cosby smiles at well-wishers after DA wraps case

Earlier in the trial, Constand's mother testified that she wasn't looking for money from the entertainer. While he insisted the encounter was consensual, Cosby still apologized to Gianna Constand, an action which he tried to explain. In earlier testimony Friday, prosecutors had hoped to beat back questions about why Constand had taken a year to report the alleged attack to authorities.

Arts&Culture US Attorney General to face Russia questions
Author: 0 US Attorney General to face Russia questions

Sessions's testimony comes just days after fired FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that he knew details that made Session's involvement in the bureau's Russian Federation probe "problematic". She said she's trying to keep her focus on helping her father change the status quo. On Wednesday, written testimony by Comey about his alleged interactions with President Donald Trump was released in which the ex-director noted that he asked Sessions "prevent any future direct ...

Author: 0 Will Cosby Testify In His Defense?

She sued Cosby after prosecutors in 2005 declined to press charges. Andrea Constand watched from the front row of the packed courtroom gallery on Monday as Cosby's lawyers spent almost two hours seizing on inconsistencies in her story in a final push for acquittal.

Author: 0 Ramallah movie theater follows Lebanon, bans Wonder Woman film

Including a Tumblr user whose post about Wonder Woman's "jiggling" thighs is going viral. Finally , if you compare the current and upcoming figures, it looks like the Wonder Woman movie figure features a slightly brighter, more vibrantly painted costume than the gloomier Batman v Superman version.

Arts&Culture Prabhas Goes Back to Anushka Again!
Author: 0 Prabhas Goes Back to Anushka Again!

The first pic of Prabhas from the sets is going viral on the social media. The Baahubali 2 star was looking completely different with clean shaven in that picture. Rumours also suggested that the actor had opted for a shocking transformation for his upcoming film, Saaho . If true, this will mark the collaboration of Anushka and Prabhas for the fourth time, following Billa, Mirchi and the Baahubali franchise.

Arts&Culture Scores gather outside Pulse to honor massacre victims
Author: 0 Scores gather outside Pulse to honor massacre victims

Immediately after the Orlando shootings, one of the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history, the U.S. Senate rejected four measures that would have restricted gun sales. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer , Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma are all expected to speak, and there is a planned musical tribute featuring the Orlando Gay Chorus.

Arts&Culture Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for 'mercy' to end court case
Author: 0 Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for 'mercy' to end court case

She said the case continued to affect her life and that of her family and three sons. Judge Scott Gordon said he would respond in writing and thanked Ms Geimer for her bravery. Samantha Geimer was just 13 when she was raped by Polanski at a Hollywood party, and he subsequently pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor, but left America and fled to his home in France on the eve of sentencing in 1978.

Author: 0 Cosby defense rests after calling one witness

Bill Cosby 's sexual assault accuser Andrea Constand has testified that the disgraced comic wanted her to straighten her curly hair, and once gave her an expensive hair dryer to do so, a Pennsylvania court heard. Deliberations could start as soon as this afternoon. A victim's relationships with other people usually has nothing to do with whether or not they were raped by the defendant, but sexual assault convictions can depend on how sympathetic the victim appears so defense attorneys ...

Arts&Culture Crusaders name seven All Blacks for Lions clash
Author: 0 Crusaders name seven All Blacks for Lions clash

Gatland has picked a strong but still experimental lineup, though, to meet a Crusaders team which contains nine All Blacks. Ben Te'o partners Jonathan Davies in midfield, with the backline completed by George North, Liam Williams and Stuart Hogg.

Author: 0 Fans question Usher's whereabouts after One Love Manchester no-show

Despite the Saturday attack in London, some 50,000 fans poured in for One Love Manchester , defying the enemy and joining in tears and joy. The heartwarming benefit gig ended with Ariana Grande performing an emotionally charged rendition of " Somewhere Over The Rainbow ".

Author: 0 Did Taylor Swift fire another shot in rivalry with Katy Perry?

In an announcement both on Twitter and Instagram, Swift's official fan account, " Taylor Nation ", brought the good news to Swifties. This just in: Taylor Swift is making every one of her albums available on all music streaming services tonight at midnight.

Author: 0 Sailing-Defeated Ainslie to come back stronger, bring "Auld Mug" home

But the third race of the day ended early for Artemis, as Emirates Team NZ slipped into the lead and Outteridge slid off his boat, as he transitioned across hulls. 'What we've achieved now is phenomenal really, ' said Ben Ainslie after his team's semi-final defeat. The Finals for the Louis Vuitton Cup starting on Saturday, with the winds dropping back to 11-14kts and then going very light, but expected to be sailable through Sunday and Monday which is the last day of scheduled racing in ...

Author: 0 Bill Cosby trial: Gloria Allred booted from courtroom after cellphone goes off

On the first day of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial, Kristen Feden, a Montgomery County, Pa., assistant district attorney, said that Cosby's own words, taken from police statements and a deposition, would be powerful evidence against him, including his acknowledgment that he used Quaaludes to have sex with women.

Arts&Culture Katy Perry opens up on livestream about suicidal thoughts
Author: 0 Katy Perry opens up on livestream about suicidal thoughts

The list went Diplo , Bloom and Mayer. "They're all wonderful lovers and I would have sex with all of them when I get out of this place", Perry said. However the singer - who appeared in the star-studded line-up of the One Love Manchester concert last week to raise money for the victims and families of the terror attack on May 22 - revealed that the burden of having to be the larger than life character that she had created had taken its toll and was the motivation for her recently ...

Author: 0 Ardmore Native Benj Pasek Wins Tony For 'Dear Evan Hansen'

But she said the experience had been "life-affirming and life-changing", telling reporters between tears, "It's more than I deserve". "This has the ability to lift your spirits in these awful, bad times", she said of her show. Michael Aronov was a surprise victor for his lively featured actor performance as an Israeli negotiator in " Oslo ", J.T. Rogers' behind-the-scenes look at the 1993 Middle East peace accords.

Arts&Culture NHL PLAYOFFS: Penguins win Stanley Cup
Author: 0 NHL PLAYOFFS: Penguins win Stanley Cup

The forthcoming change of the Stanley Cup ring is a reminder that time stops for no one. "I'm getting chills just thinking about it". The officiating in the entire series, for both teams, was bad. "I tried to remind myself about Columbus and Ottawa and that one game in Ottawa", Fleury said . He finished the playoffs 7-3 with a 1.70 GAA. The Penguins also won the Stanley Cup past year! And did they enjoy it.

Author: 0 Secretary General says SCO becoming key Eurasian institution

This accession of India and Pakistan into the group was announced by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev at the conclusion of the 17th Shanghai Co-operation Organisation ( SCO) Summit . Issues related to cooperation in fight against worldwide terrorism, security and situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan were on the agenda the SCO summit .

Author: 0 Cosby joined by wife Camille at 6th day of trial

Jurors at Bill Cosby's suburban Philadelphia sexual-assault trial don't know if they'll hear from him in person when the defense starts presenting its case Monday. Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial with his wife Camille Cosby at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017.

Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Oslo' win big at Tony Awards _ so far

Actor Michael Aronov won the Tony for best actor in a featured role in the play. The charming coming-of-age musical picked up several awards during the Sunday night ceremony, including the final statuette for best musical , as well as best actor in a musical for Ben Platt , who got some of the loudest cheers of the night.

Author: 0 Lies, defamation, tapes, leaks: Highlights from Comey's testimony

Mr Trump also asserted that Mr Comey's comments Thursday, in which the former FBI director implied that the president fired him for pressing forward with the Russian Federation investigation, had failed to prove any collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow nor any obstruction of justice .

Author: 0 The stars come out at the Tony Awards

The ceremony was hosted by Oscar victor, stage veteran and star of the hit TV series House of Cards , Kevin Spacey . The actor previously won a Tony for his performance in Lost in Yonkers . Broadway enjoyed a record-breaking season this year thanks to last year's Tony victor and pop culture juggernauts " Hamilton ", and musicals like " Sunset Boulevard ", starring Glenn Close , and " Hello Dolly ", with Bette Milder.

Author: 0 Donald Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony

Unless those trying to spin away Comey's words are also willing to take an oath, their spin can be ignored. The president told him, "I hope you can let this go", and he took it as more than a mere suggestion. "I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel", he said. And indeed it did. As a matter of law, Comey is 100 percent correct. President Trump also said he feels "total and complete vindication" despite "so many false statement and lies" in an apparent swipe at ...

Author: 0 Tony Awards: 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best musical

The show centres on a profoundly lonely 17-year-old who fabricates a prior friendship with a classmate who has just committed suicide. Audience members-which included Joe Biden and Dr. Best Revival of a Musical: " Hello, Dolly! ". " Oslo " beat out " Sweat ", " Indecent " and " A Doll's House, Part 2 ". He won a Tony Award in 1991 for his role in "Lost in Yonkers".

Arts&Culture Dakota Valley student advances in national spelling bee
Author: 0 Dakota Valley student advances in national spelling bee

The test will consist of 12 spelling words , which contestants will handwrite, and 12 multiple-choice vocabulary questions. Despite spelling both of her words right in the preliminary round, she did not qualify for the finals. The victor (s) will be crowned during a live broadcast of the final rounds on ESPN beginning at 8:30 p.m. Although Andrew was eliminated in round three after misspelling the word "propagandistic", he said it has been an overall great experience.

Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best musical at 2017 Tony Awards

The show's biggest competition was 'Hello, Dolly!' , which was the rightful victor of Best Revival Of A Musical - despite leading actress Bette Midler (incidentally the victor of Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role) insisting in her acceptance speech that the musical never really died in the first place.

Author: 0 Partial list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards

The legendary actress won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in Hello, Dolly and she might have also won the distinction of only person to outlast the music trying to play the victor off stage! Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Michael Aronov, " Oslo ".

Author: 0 Xbox One X to Debut at $499

It is clearly inspired by Bungie's Destiny , and has you and up to three friends playing as "Freelancers" - humans in mechanical suits - as you explore a massive open world to kill stuff, loot stuff and level-up. And from what I've seen today, I think it justifies the price . They also gave it a name that, while it doesn't exactly give the greatest distinction, at least keeps the Xbox One branding intact, ensuring that these are viewed as siblings in a console generation.

Arts&Culture Kylie Jenner feels 'pressured' to keep up an image
Author: 0 Kylie Jenner feels 'pressured' to keep up an image

Life of Kylie will invite fans inside the youngest sister of the Kardashian family's inner sanctum as she attempts to offer a fresh perspective on her personal life and her successful career. "I started my brand with pennies amusing how someone can just take a whole movement bc of how much money and power they have". Scenes of Kylie at photo shoots flashed on screen as well as lighter moments of her having fun with friends, including Jordyn Woods .

Arts&Culture Duvvada Jagannadham's trailer is out
Author: 0 Duvvada Jagannadham's trailer is out

Duvvada Jagannadham is all set for June 23rd release. And now they have released another new trailer - This time, the focus is on Allu Arjun and his two different personas. Finally, Allu Arjun's effort paid off and Ayaan started getting used to the loud music. Allu Arjun and Devi Sri Prasad have previously collaborated for films like S/O Satyamurthy, Arya, Julayi and Arya 2 .

Author: 0 Outsiders make good as 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys

Noting one of its lines about people who "eat the Earth" and others who "watch them do it", Nixon praised present-day activists as "the people who in 2017 are refusing to just stand around and watch them do it". Jones spoke of her many lean years in the business, and thanked her "Nana" for selling her engagement ring so she could come to NY and pursue her dreams.

Author: 0 Pirates of the Caribbean 5 dominates box office

China is the big driver; Dead Men Tell No Tales has soaked up 87 percent of all tickets sales there, and it's already surpassed the entire box-office take of At World's End . Hollywood executives have been quick to point the finger at review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for the worse-than-expected weekend debuts of new-look films like Baywatch .

Arts&Culture Donald Trump Ridicules 'Cowardly' Leaker James Comey
Author: 0 Donald Trump Ridicules 'Cowardly' Leaker James Comey

Speaking to reporters a day after Mr Comey testified to the Senate intelligence panel, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said it was "beyond the pale" that Mr Trump had asked Mr Comey, then head of the independent law enforcement agency, for his loyalty.

Author: 0 Kevin Spacey to lead Tonys Awards with gentle humor

Cynthia Nixon, the American actress of " Sex and the City " TV fame who won best featured actress for " The Little Foxes ", called the play about greed and ambition in 1900 Alabama was "eerily prescient". Best director went to Rebecca Taichman for Indecent . "It's more than I deserve", said Midler. Speaking of legends, artist John Legend is officially one step away from his EGOT, picking up his first Tony award for producing the musical Jitney .

Arts&Culture 'Wonder Woman': One Thing It's Missing
Author: 0 'Wonder Woman': One Thing It's Missing

Wonder Woman is still the first major superhero film to be directed by a female, and it's women who helped the movie to box office success - more than half, 52%, of the film's USA audience this weekend were female. As Wonder Woman producer Charles Roven told CinemaBlend , " Nothing has been written ". The new DC Comics film " Wonder Woman ", starring Gal Gadot , had earned a 97 percent fresh rating on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes by the Tuesday before its June 2 ...

Author: 0 Projections show Macron's party set for parliamentary majority

If no candidate wins over 50 percent, the two top-placed contenders go into the second round - as does any candidate who garners at least 12.5 percent of registered voters. His one-year-old LREM party fielded both seasoned veterans and political novices in the parliamentary election, including a former bullfighter, a fighter pilot and a former armed police commander.

Arts&Culture Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond injured in dramatic crash
Author: 0 Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond injured in dramatic crash

British TV presenter Richard Hammond was hurt June 10, 2017 , in a "serious crash" in Switzerland but escaped with "no serious injury", a spokesman for his vehicle show said. "This is my knee that they're going to turn from this to this, giving me a Swiss army knee hopefully later today", Hammond explained as he showed off both his mangled limb and an X-Ray.

Author: 0 Wonder Woman 2: Patty Jenkins hasn't signed up yet

We caught up with stars of the film Gal Gadot , Chris Pine and Robin Wright to talk about their experiences of working on the exciting new superhero film. "I mean, Wonder Woman number one movie in the whole world, this is all you". I would always come to the set early and I would catch Patty there early kind of talking to herself and walking the scene by herself and making sound effects - she is so into it.

Author: 0 Will Captain America Arc End With Chris Evans?

Now that the actor is signed on through Avengers 4 , it'll probably wrap up his story and the films will help to open up the doors for other new characters to take center stage. The character made it out of Captain America: Civil War intact despite the comic canon's insistence otherwise. However, when it comes to Chris Evans , the Captain America star had another fear tacked onto those concerns.

Author: 0 Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards

Broadway pundits thought the race was too close to call, but as "Evan Hansen" began picking up awards at Radio City last night, " Come From Away " faded fast. United Kingdom star Cynthia Erivo, who won the Tony for best performance by a lead actress a year ago, returned to present an award alongside John Legend .

Author: 0 Lebanon calls for ban of Wonder Woman 2017 movie

Crowned Miss Israel, she went on to serve the mandatory two-year military service in Israel, before starting her acting career. Nevertheless, Wonder Woman posters and billboards have been spotted around Beirut, and the film is scheduled to premiere Wednesday in at least one theater in the capital city.

Author: 0 London attack: Police release photos of fake explosive belts

On Sunday morning, police released images of the fake explosive belts worn by the three attackers . Haydon said authorities have not seen this tactic in the United Kingdom before, saying the terrorists had strapped on the fake suicide belts to create "maximum fear".

Arts&Culture A first for England in 51 years
Author: 0 A first for England in 51 years

England on Sunday lifted the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup for the first time defeating Venezuela 1-0 in the summit clash here. Woodman was awarded the Golden Glove, given to best goalkeeper of the tournament. Despite dedicating 349 words to the match report - including mentions of other players beyond Clarke-Salter and Tomori - Solanke failed to warrant a single mention despite being England's star player.

Arts&Culture John McCain says American leadership was better under Obama than Trump
Author: 0 John McCain says American leadership was better under Obama than Trump

The Arizona senator, who says he's a Republican, actually came out and told a left-leaning overseas newspaper, the Guardian , that Barack Obama provided better leadership for America than Trump. Committee chairman U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivers an statement at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington , U.S. January 12, 2017.

Arts&Culture Who won what at the Tony Awards?
Author: 0 Who won what at the Tony Awards?

Lynne Meadow and the cast and crew of "August Wilson's Jitney " accept the award for best revival of a play at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY. Shows about teen suicide, Middle East peace negotiations, labor strife and the September 11 attacks will square off on Sunday at the annual Tony Awards honoring the best of Broadway theater.

Author: 0 Wonder Woman Collector's Edition Blu-ray box set revealed

The collectible set will retail for $129.99 and is now available to pre-order. If speculations turn out to be true, the follow-up to the current blockbuster may feature Diana/Wonder Woman ( Gal Gadot ) showing her Amazonian might and power against a female adversary, Cheetah .

Arts&Culture Meghan Markle Makes First Public Appearance Since Pippa Middleton's Wedding!
Author: 0 Meghan Markle Makes First Public Appearance Since Pippa Middleton's Wedding!

I'm very, very happy for her'. As for Harry possibly making a cameo on the US series? So as to avoid stealing the limelight from the bride and groom, she ducked any cameras and was only spotted arriving in Prince Harry's auto. Markle wore her hair down in loose waves at the event, and donned a stylish pink floral dress. However, the question on everyone's lips was whether Markle had any plans to marry her royal boyfriend any time soon.

Arts&Culture The 2017 Tony Awards get political
Author: 0 The 2017 Tony Awards get political

USA talk show host Stephen Colbert also mocked Trump by suggesting his tenure as president "could close early". It entered these awards with nine nominations and claimed six, also including Best Musical, Best Featured Actress ( Rachel Bay Jones ) Best Original Score , Best Book of a Musical and Best Orchestrations.