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Author: 0 Director Patty Jenkins holds all the leverage in 'Wonder Woman 2' negotiations

Well, it's official: Wonder Woman is a certified HIT. Though Gal Gadot is locked in for another Wonder Woman movie, Patty Jenkins has not yet officially been signed for the Wonder Woman sequel . Pair her superhuman qualities with her human ones, and you get the reason why we take an interest in her. Director Patty Jenkins echoed Roven's sentiments and called every day of filming a "hilarious gauntlet", to which Gadot never said no.

Author: 0 Prosecutors rest their case at Bill Cosby's trial

The drug was created as a sleep aid, said Timothy Rohrig, and is still available with a prescription in some countries. Prosecutors have rested their case against Bill Cosby on the fifth day of his sexual-assault trial. But defense lawyer Brian J. McMonagle challenged Valliere on two fronts - a 2016 Facebook post in which she appeared to cheer on prosecutors' case against Cosby, and her testimony Friday, which he said veered too close to her giving an opinion directly on Cosby's guilt or ...

Author: 0 'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' with $57.2M at weekend box office

It's not entirely earth-shaking to proclaim that The Mummy is everything that's wrong with contemporary mainstream movie-making, because it seems like you can make that pronouncement on a weekly basis now; almost everything they're doing is what they're doing wrong.

Arts&Culture Theresa May's gamble fails in Britain's snap elections
Author: 0 Theresa May's gamble fails in Britain's snap elections

The results were considered a victory for opposition leader Corbyn and a humiliating blow for May and her ruling party. With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261 followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party on 34.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby trial draws to a close without him testifying

Cheltenham Township Police Sgt. Richard Schaffer, a detective who interviewed Cosby in 2005 after Constand accused him of drugging and molesting her at his nearby home was recalled to the stand to answer follow-up questions from McMonagle, which included questions about Cosby's deteriorating vision.

Arts&Culture Bobbi Kristina Brown ex in court on domestic battery charge
Author: 0 Bobbi Kristina Brown ex in court on domestic battery charge

The 28-year-old was arrested in Sanford , Florida, after Gordon allegedly beat up his girlfriend on Friday night, causing such severe injuries she needed to be sent to the hospital. "Leal stated her feelings for Gordon are real but added that the relationship was toxic", the police report states. It's just the latest legal trouble to hit Gordon, who a year ago was ordered to pay $36 million to the Brown family estate following a wrongful death lawsuit.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby's wife Camille arrives in court as defense case begins

Montgomery District Attorney Kevin Steele told jurors Cosby's own words, given to police and in a deposition more than a decade ago, show he ensnared Ms Constand by posing as a trusted mentor before drugging and sexually assaulting her. Embarking on a 90-minute closing statement, defence lawyer Brian McMonagle claimed Constand had sought to hide an emotional relationship with Cosby from the police and accused her of concocting the allegations to take advantage of him.

Author: 0 U.S. forces backing Philippine troops against IS-linked militants

Navy P3 Orion plane hovering in cloudy skies above Marawi on Friday. As of Saturday the number of security forces killed in the battle for Marawi stood at 58, while the death toll for civilians was 20 with more than 100 killed overall. Manila - US Special Operations Forces entered Saturday on the line of the Marawi battle in south the Philippines, now controlled by militants allied to ISIS .

Arts&Culture Virginia honors pair who challenged interracial marriage ban
Author: 0 Virginia honors pair who challenged interracial marriage ban

Virginia Supreme Court case and Mildred and Richard Loving's courageous struggle to fight for what they knew was right", said Governor McAuliffe. Supreme Court . Matt Fritzinger, a state employee who attended the dedication, said he was there to recognize the Lovings for paving the way for his own interracial marriage .

Author: 0 Which celebrities earned the most over the past year — Forbes rich list

Her earnings come from her family's reality TV show - Keeping Up with the Kardashians - her namesake cosmetics company and clothing line, plus various endorsements. Drake , who has jumped significantly from his No. 69 rank in the 2016 list, more than doubled his fortune, with most of it from relentless tour dates, plus endorsements with the likes of Apple, Nike and Sprite.

Author: 0 Watch The Full Version Of Spider-Man's NBA Party With Tony Stark

Pretty much anyone or anything you can see, you can web, and most of the environmental details around you at any given time can be used to your advantage. The mechanics seem fluid, the fighting sequences are outstanding, and we love the character of Spider-Man. The film is set for release on July 5th in the United Kingdom and July 7th in the States.

Author: 0 Startling revelation by Wonder Woman actress will certainly impress you

In its opening weekend alone, the film has grossed approximately 103.1 million dollars in North American alone. Despite the fact that Monster won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with a stack of other honors, it has been almost 15 years before Jenkins was given the reins to her next big project, which just so happens to be Wonder Woman .

Author: 0 Gal Gadot shares message of thanks for Wonder Woman success

Gal Gadot knows who to thank for Wonder Woman's wonderful success. The director is not only one of the only women helming big-budget superhero fare ( one of the two directors making Captain Marvel is a woman ), but was one of the major reasons why Wonder Woman was so fantastic.

Arts&Culture 2 men torture 17yo boy, tattoo 'I'm a thief' on his forehead
Author: 0 2 men torture 17yo boy, tattoo 'I'm a thief' on his forehead

His family says he has mental health problems and is a drug user. It turns out that the unnamed 17-year-old had attempted to steal Maycon Wesley Carvalho dos Reis' bike from outside his home, in São Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paolo, on Friday morning, when he was caught by his neighbor, Ronildo Moreira de Araújo, and together they decided that the young would-be thief needed to be taught a lesson.

Author: 0 Sessions To Testify As Republicans Prod Trump On Tapes

The hearing will be held Tuesday at 2.30pm (local time). He was supposed to testify before the House and Senate appropriations committees about next year's budget for the Department of Justice. King said he does not know why Trump has not spoken out the way Comey has, and the way he has himself. "I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all", said Sen.

Arts&Culture Prosecutor says Cosby's words show guilt of sexual assault
Author: 0 Prosecutor says Cosby's words show guilt of sexual assault

Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial don't know if they'll hear from him in person when the defense starts presenting its case Monday. The defense consisted of a single witness: Sergeant Richard Schaffer of the police department in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, who already testified for the prosecution and who investigated Constand's case in 2005.

Arts&Culture Kevin Spacey Added a New Celebrity Impression to His Arsenal: Fred Astaire
Author: 0 Kevin Spacey Added a New Celebrity Impression to His Arsenal: Fred Astaire

It also won best score for its young composers, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , already Oscar winners for the movie " La La Land ". "I still have you on there", Biden said, and quipped, "I probably ruined your reputation". Her work in the revival of " Hello, Dolly " has led to millions of dollars in pre-sale tickets (and therefore also no surprise it also banked the Best Revival of a Musical award).

Author: 0 Kevin Spacey jokes about coming out as gay at Tony Awards

Dear Evan Hansen , a show that centres on a lonely teenager who fabricates a former friendship with a classmate who killed himself, won best musical as well as best musical actor with Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones, who scooped best actress in a featured role.

Author: 0 Bette Midler Outlasts Playoff Music During Tony Awards Acceptance Speech!

The awards for leading actor and actress in a play went to Present Laughter star Kevin Kline , and, from A Doll's House, Part 2 , Laurie Metcalf , who beat Cate Blanchett. How about: His impression of Bill Clinton even caught the fancy of a former vice president in the audience - Joe Biden . While it won just one award, it was a biggie: Best Director for Christopher Ashley .

Arts&Culture Bill Cosby's defence attack accuser's credibility in cross-examination at trial
Author: 0 Bill Cosby's defence attack accuser's credibility in cross-examination at trial

Prosecutors played a recording of the call, in which Cosby offered to pay for Constand's education. She denied it, sticking to her story that he made "suggestive" advances that did not lead to sexual contact. Today Cosby accuser Constand was cross-examined by Cosby's lawyers, now having been on the stand for nine hours which the New York Times has described as " grueling ".

Arts&Culture Team, local officials set Penguins victory parade Wednesday
Author: 0 Team, local officials set Penguins victory parade Wednesday

Carl Hagelin added the empty-netter. Despite several chances and a fast-paced style, the Predators and Penguins played the first scoreless first period of this year's Stanley Cup Final . And it's the second championship in 18 months for coach Mike Sullivan, who has yet to lose a playoff series since taking over after Mike Johnston was sacked.

Author: 0 Selena Gomez Opens Up About Dating The Weeknd

According to anxious sources close to the superstar, Selena Gomez has pretty much put her entire career on hold just to act like a groupie for boyfriend The Weeknd and join the man on tour! Once Tranter suggested the song was about feelings for "someone new", the assumption became that Gomez's new song was about her new boo , the Weeknd .

Arts&Culture Arthur Fulford leaves Big Brother after EXPLOSIVE row with Kayleigh Morris
Author: 0 Arthur Fulford leaves Big Brother after EXPLOSIVE row with Kayleigh Morris

He couldn't hide his sadness and as he picked up Arthur's bags he said out loud: "I'm so sorry mate". "After a confidential off-camera conversation", narrator Marcus Bentley said, "Arthur will not be returning". "We have a right to know why he went". Arthur's official Twitter account linked to the Channel 5 website has yet to offer any further explanation, only cryptically tweeting after his exit: "That was the week that was".

Author: 0 Warriors' 3-1 advantage much different from last season's lead

The Cavaliers, who beat the Warriors in a decisive seventh game a year ago after trailing 3-1, are now trying to become the first National Basketball Association team to rally back from a 3-0 series deficit. If Green has another performance like that Monday , this series will end in five games and the Warriors will celebrate a title on their home floor for the first time since they moved to the Bay Area in 1962.

Arts&Culture Florida puppy transaction leads to deadly shooting, family says
Author: 0 Florida puppy transaction leads to deadly shooting, family says

Bowman says that she and Christopher told the stranger they would pick up the dog, however, he insisted on dropping off the dog himself. "He comes out, and he grabs him and he starts beating him", Chelsea Bowman said. "Scott was not winning this fight at all", Chelsea Bowman said. " You shot my dad!"' the mother-of-two said, adding that she then told her children to run for help while she stayed with her mortally wounded fiance and tried to get him to wake up.

Author: 0 Patty Jenkins Is Not Signed to Direct 'Wonder Woman 2' Just Yet

That makes the superhero film starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins the biggest opening ever for a female director. The growing success of this superhero film teases the possibility of a Wonder Woman 2 sequel . Without diving too deep into the history of film, it's no secret that female directors have had to fight tooth and nail for every project they could get their hands on.

Author: 0 Bette Midler Steals Tonys Show With Epic 'Shut That Crap Off' Speech

The musical " Dear Evan Hansen ", about a boy who gets caught up in a lie after the death of a classmate, was awarded Best New Musical. Rachel Bay Jones won her first Tony for her work in the musical, capping a long career onstage with plenty of zigs and zags.

Author: 0 Cosby defense rests case; comedian doesn't testify

Prosecutors countered by saying "fancy lawyering" can't save Cosby from his own words - namely, his admission about groping Constand after giving her pills he knew could put her to sleep. "She's on the phone with lawyers before she told her mom anything", he said, his voice rising regularly in agitation. "She spent a lot more time trying to forget what happened than trying to remember that night".

Author: 0 Trump lawyer reportedly told aides no need for outside counsel

The former senator from Alabama told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday implies President Donald Trump abused his power in ways that could amount to an obstruction of justice by instructing him to drop the FBI investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael T.

Arts&Culture Alison Brie talks about Hollywood's 'brutal' auditioning process
Author: 0 Alison Brie talks about Hollywood's 'brutal' auditioning process

Alison Brie opened up about a particularly upsetting television audition early in her career at the ATX Festival over the weekend, as reported by Entertainment Weekly . "It has not changed that much", Brie noted. Elite Daily reached out to HBO and Entourage for comment but did not hear back by the time of publication.

Author: 0 Tony Awards: Fashion A-Listers Dish On Their Broadway Favorites

Oslo , a behind-the-scenes story of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, won a much-deserved Tony for best play and Cynthia Nixon (of Sex and the City ) took the Tony for her role in The Little Foxes , a revival of the great Lillian Hellman play.

Author: 0 "'Oslo" Takes Tony Award For Best New Play

The veteran actress, who was treated to a standing ovation by the excited crowd, continued to share her appreciation and love for the award backstage. Dear Evan Hansen picked up six Tonys in all, including one for Platt. " Miss Saigon ", " Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 " and " War Paint ".

Arts&Culture Trump calls Comey
Author: 0 Trump calls Comey "cowardly" as more questions on Russia loom in Congress

As he did so, he defended himself against allegations of improper contacts, saying, "Let me be clear: I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign". A lot of questions for Sessions cropped up after Comey's testimony last week. Some senators on the committee are concerned that the attorney general is trying to avoid public testimony, CNN reported Sunday night.

Author: 0 5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette Midler alone

It was a dream come true for Ben Platt to be part of the 71st #Tony Awards held Sunday at the Radio City Music Hall in NY. As widely predicted, Bette Midler won her first competitive Tony as best actress in a musical for 'Hello, Dolly!' .

Author: 0 Trump Welcomes Romanian President To White House

He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice . Asked what would happen if the tapes turned out to be real and Trump did not give them up, Collins responded, "I would be fine with issuing a subpoena, but that most likely would come from the special counsel's office".

Author: 0 Uber fires at least 20 over harassment claims

In addition to allegations of sexual harassment , these include a video of Kalanick berating an Uber driver, a legal battle with Google over the alleged theft of driverless auto technology, the revelation that Uber used secret "Greyball" software to deceive city regulators, and allegations that the company had another program called "Hell" created to spy on its arch-rival, Lyft.

Author: 0 Stephen Colbert predicts Trump impeachment at the Tony Awards

The married Canadian co-creators of " Come From Away " say their hearts were with the people of Gander, N.L., as the hit homegrown musical was honoured at the Tony Awards . Unlike previous year, when " Hamilton " dominated the show and won 11 Tonys, the wealth was spread out this time. And Boca Raton native Rachel Bay Jones won her first Tony for best featured actress in " Dear Evan Hansen ", which won six awards.

Author: 0 Defense rests in Bill Cosby trial; jury could get case today

Keshia Knight Pulliam made headlines last week after appearing alongside Bill Cosby on day one of his sexual assault trial . At the time, she was director of operations at the women's basketball team at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University.

Author: 0 Taylor Swift to return to all streaming services

Or perhaps the pop star is preparing to release a new album and wants everyone to be humming the tune to "22" in their head before she releases it. In 2014, the Shake It Off singer pulled her music from Spotify , where she was one of the service's most popular artists, after bemoaning that artists receive a tiny royalty per song play.

Author: 0 Forbes crowns Sean 'Diddy' Combs as highest-paid entertainer

Combs, 47, received a boost on this year's list after he sold one-third of his Sean John clothing line in November for $70 million. Forbes estimates pretax dollars earned from June 2016 to June 2017, using data from Nielsen, NPD, BookScan, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick, D'Marie and IMDb, as well as interviews with industry figures.

Author: 0 Play inspired by Mideast peace talks wins in New York

Except, according to Colbert, that production hasn't been received as kindly as the three shows nominated for Best Revival of a Musical . With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is a musical based on the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton , best known to many as the face on the United States $10 bill.

Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Oslo,' 'Hello, Dolly!,' win big at 2017 Tony Awards

Many who made the trip to the stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall for the Tony Awards highlighted the role of theatre in opening minds, touching hearts, and illuminating universal human truths. "Am I dreaming? Is this some kind of insane dream?" she asked. "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812", the most nominated show of the season, won just two awards, for set and lighting design.

Author: 0 Cosby lawyers say he and accuser were lovers

The defense says it's calling just one witness: the detective who led the 2005 investigation into allegations Cosby drugged and violated Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home. Phylicia Rashad, 68, who played his Cosby's wife on their long-running hit show, will make an appearance at some point during the trial as well, Wyatt previously told PEOPLE, adding that she is in now performing in a play.