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Author: 0 Transformers: The Last Knight

Steve Persall of Tampa Bay Times said: "That's the only way to explain the feeling that Transformers: The Last Knight isn't almost as painful to sit through as Bay's four previous exploding toy boxes". Transformers: The Last Knight does not stray from this formula, except that it is more; it is the most. But the previous movie, " Transformers: Age of Extinction ", did gross more than $245 million in 2014 .

Author: 0 Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama

The US was already prepping additional sanctions against North Korea , in case it needed them. It's unclear exactly how many Americans go to North Korea every year. "We plead with the United States government, the global community, and leadership in North Korea to value human lives". The remaining Americans in North Korea are Kim Dong Chul, a naturalized US citizen sentenced to a decade in prison for spying, and two Pyongyang professors awaiting trial for alleged hostile acts.

Author: 0 Stormzy's Grenfell rap moves the nation

The cover of " Bridge Over Troubled Water " also features performances from the likes of Stormzy , Robbie Williams , Leona Lewis , Rita Ora and The Who's Roger Daltrey whilst musical accompanient was provided by "Britain's Got Talent" victor Tokio Myers, The Who guitarist Pete Townshend , Nile Rodgers and Queen's Brian May .

Arts&Culture Gal Gadot earned way less than you'd think for Wonder Woman
Author: 0 Gal Gadot earned way less than you'd think for Wonder Woman

Had the comparison been accurate, it would certainly have been worthy of outrage, another egregious example of gender imbalance in Hollywood-but the story was incredibly misleading, as actual reporting quickly showed. The source also speculated that the $14 million wasn't just for one movie. Now, it is arguable that this isn't the first time an actor has gotten a curiously low salary for a major superhero outing - Chris Evans , for example, reportedly also got a base pay of $300,000 for ...

Arts&Culture Jurors sent home after a day of deadlock and deliberation
Author: 0 Jurors sent home after a day of deadlock and deliberation

As the jurors left for the day, O'Neill heaped praise on them, thanking them for their dedication and the sacrifice they've made being 300 miles (482 kilometers) from home in the Pittsburgh area. Signs that they were divided grew over the next two days as they sent out request after request for read-backs of key testimony, including Constand's statements on the witness stand and Cosby's police interview and deposition testimony.

Arts&Culture On the First Day of Summer, Winter Is Here!
Author: 0 On the First Day of Summer, Winter Is Here!

The trailer begins with Sansa Stark ( Sophie Turner ) striding through the snow as renowned meddler Littlefinger ( Aidan Gillen ) provides voiceover advising, "Don't fight in the North". The score that plays during the trailer, by the way, is " Light of the Seven ", the song that played during Cersei's destruction of the Sept of Baelor at the end of season 6.

Arts&Culture USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement
Author: 0 USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

Mr Scalise was shot as he fielded at second base during practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game. Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican Party lawmaker baseball practice on Wednesday. The gunman in the early morning attack at the ballpark in Alexandria, Virginia, was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois .

Arts&Culture Sent home for wearing shorts to work, man returns in dress
Author: 0 Sent home for wearing shorts to work, man returns in dress

One fearless man set out to make this point on Monday by wearing a dress in protest of his work's anti-shorts stance. After the bottoms were called "inappropriate", Barge was sent home to change. Dressing for work with a dress code can be hard during the scorching summer months. His decision to return wearing one of his mother's dresses has made him go viral.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby judge to rule on whether to release juror names

Prosecutors are fighting to keep the jurors' identities a secret, arguing in court documents Monday that releasing them would result in a "publicity onslaught" and make picking a jury for the second trial more hard. Segal explained that the public wants to "understand who these people are", calling the trial a lesson in civics. He ruled one day after a hearing at which the media outlets argued that jurors should be free to discuss their backgrounds, the sequestration process and their ...

Arts&Culture Star Trek: Discovery gets a September premiere date
Author: 0 Star Trek: Discovery gets a September premiere date

She has a close relationship with Spock's father, Sarek played by James Frain . In an interview with Entertainment Weekly , Martin-Green puts that specific rumor to rest, but clarifies that her character does have a deep connection to the Vulcans.

Author: 0 Jurors asked eighth question in Cosby trial

Cosby did not testify at the trial, but the jury heard a police interview with him from 2005 as well as his depositions. He adds "tonight, just rest". The wait for a verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial entered its fifth day on Friday with no hint of whether the deadlocked panel made any progress after the judge ordered them to keep deliberating.

Arts&Culture Taylor Swift's Music Is Returning To Streaming Services
Author: 0 Taylor Swift's Music Is Returning To Streaming Services

Swift hasn't released a new album since 1989 ― an unusually long hiatus, indicating that a new record could be in the works. " Bad Blood " - Her bad blood with Spotify has ended - is Katy Perry next ? This is apparently done in celebration of Swift's 1989 album selling a whopping 10 million copies, which is a massive achievement by today's standards, and also gaining the 100 million song certification from the RIAA.

Arts&Culture Empty NYC transit bus rolls down street, hits church, cars
Author: 0 Empty NYC transit bus rolls down street, hits church, cars

St. Paul's Lutheran on Knickerbocker Avenue suffered no structural damage but the bus dislodged numerous bricks from the building and wrecked a fence. A man who was changing a tire on the street jumped out of the way of the bus. That man ended up getting hurt. He was taken to Wyckoff Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Arts&Culture Why James Corden Sent Donald Trump 297 Copies of 'Philadelphia'
Author: 0 Why James Corden Sent Donald Trump 297 Copies of 'Philadelphia'

In fact, the day he took office, the POTUS took down the Office of National AIDS Policy's website, and he has yet to appoint anyone to lead said office. "In fact I'm nearly certain that's what it is". When attempts to send the film to Trump at the White House failed, Corden's crew instead shipped the copies off to Mar-a-Lago, the resort Trump has called the "Winter White House." The late-night talk show host determined that maybe Trump doesn't care "because he's never seen ...

Arts&Culture Josh Peck Opens Up About Friendship With Drake Bell After Wedding Diss
Author: 0 Josh Peck Opens Up About Friendship With Drake Bell After Wedding Diss

A source exclusively told Us that " Josh was really hurt", by Bell's public message. Message is loud and clear", he wrote, adding, "Ties are officially cut. Days before tying the knot and causing Drake Bell to post and delete a series of angry tweets , Josh Peck briefly spoke about his current relationship with his former Nickelodeon co-star on a podcast .

Author: 0 Moving Uber Forward: Travis Kalanick steps down as the company's CEO

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating Uber's past usage of phony software created to thwart local government regulators who wanted to check on whether Uber was carrying passengers without permission. He and his company have been embroiled in a fight over sexual harassment claims, misleading regulators, and a generally "toxic" culture that lacks restraint.

Arts&Culture Daniel Day-Lewis, Triple Oscar Winner, Announces His Retirement
Author: 0 Daniel Day-Lewis, Triple Oscar Winner, Announces His Retirement

No one believes you, Daniel Day-Lewis. The announcement sent shockwaves through Hollywood, where Day-Lewis is revered as possibly the finest actor of his time. In addition to There Will Be Blood , Day-Lewis also won Oscars as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and as writer and artist Christy Brown in 1989's My Left Foot .

Author: 0 Mali forces kill five militants involved in hotel attack: minister

Despite the presence of the 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping mission and French troops serving in a separate counter-terrorism force operating across the Sahel region, instability is growing. A witness told local television ORTM said he saw a man arrive on a motorcycle who "started shooting at the crowd" followed by "two or three people" who came in another vehicle.

Author: 0 'Green Energy' Materials Fueled Deadly Fire at London Grenfell Tower

A handful of local authorities have announced that they will be retrofitting sprinklers in their high-rise tower blocks in the aftermath of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire that took place last week. A council spokesperson said: "We will be undertaking an independent review of the cladding used across estate blocks and will bring forward the fire safety assessments, starting with those blocks that are classified as higher risk".

Author: 0 Number of Presumed Dead in London Fire Rises to 79

Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number. The search and recovery operation is likely to take many weeks and some victims may never be identified because of the intensity of the fire, Cundy said.

Arts&Culture Cavaliers vs. Warriors, Game 3
Author: 0 Cavaliers vs. Warriors, Game 3

With a little more than two minutes remaining in the game, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers led 113-107. So with Shump on him, with R.J. on him, just try to give him different looks. He said "They are playing exceptionally well". But protecting the lead meant leaving Irving on the floor for the entire second half and James for all but a few seconds of it, and on the other bench Steve Kerr kept reminding his deeper Warriors that the Cavaliers were going to get exhausted.

Author: 0 Bear kills teen athlete during Alaska mountain race

Patrick Cooper of Anchorage was attacked Sunday afternoon after he got lost and veered off the trail during the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race south of Anchorage. "It's sort of like someone being struck by lightning". Pogo is a highly productive gold deposit about 40 miles northeast of Delta Junction, a wide spot on the Alaska Highway about halfway between Fairbanks and the U.S.

Author: 0 Mattel unveils new diverse line of Ken dolls

Barbie's companion Ken has undergone a wide-ranging makeover with the United Kingdom launch of varying body sizes, skin tones and hairstyles including a man bun and corn rows. Mattel is trying to fight falling sales of its iconic doll line at a time when many kids would rather play with an iPad. Man buns are to the 2010s as mullets were to the 1980s: a hairstyle that invokes such emotion, such outrage and such vitriol that it's a wonder anyone even tries to wear one anymore.

Author: 0 Prince Philip hospitalized for infection

Philip , 96, was expected to be at his wife Queen Elizabeth II's speech to open the UK Parliament on Wednesday. Buckingham Palace says the Duke of Edinburgh , Prince Philip , has been admitted to hospital for treatment of an infection.

Author: 0 Brussels bomber was Moroccan aged 36

A police spokesman said it was still unclear if the suspect had died, after other officials had described him as having been killed. Belgium's national crisis centre said it was keeping the country's terror level at three out of four, adding that there was no immediate information to suggest that another attack was imminent and that it should be raised to the top level.

Arts&Culture Bill Cosby admits giving pills to Andrea Constand
Author: 0 Bill Cosby admits giving pills to Andrea Constand

If convicted, Cosby could spend the rest of his life in prison. For the jury, the deposition could be the closest it comes to hearing from Cosby himself, since he said recently that he did not intend to take the stand. Cosby then said he misunderstood the question and was referring to one woman, "not women", but later admitted under questioning that he had given Quaaludes to more than one woman.

Arts&Culture Thank You For Your Service trailer sees Miles Teller return from war
Author: 0 Thank You For Your Service trailer sees Miles Teller return from war

Thank You For Your Service is about three American soldiers who return from Iraq and struggle to reintegrate with their families and adjust to civilian life while also struggling to forget their memories of war. Universal will release Thank You for Your Service in theaters October 27 . Are you looking forward to Thank You For Your Service? - Miles Teller is battling post-traumatic stress disorder in the trailer for Thank You for Your Service , The Hollywood Reporter reveals.

Arts&Culture Cosby trial: Jury back deliberating after deadlock
Author: 0 Cosby trial: Jury back deliberating after deadlock

After the jury sent a note on Thursday morning saying it was unable to reach a unanimous verdict , Judge Steven O'Neill, in a state court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, instructed the panel to continue trying. O'Neill sent them back to the jury room try to break the stalemate. Cosby's spokesman said the impasse showed that jurors doubted Constand's story .

Arts&Culture Dodge Is Trying To Stop Customers Paying Too Much For The Demon
Author: 0 Dodge Is Trying To Stop Customers Paying Too Much For The Demon

Dodge has a plan for that (see below). "We learned a lot when we launched the wildly popular SRT Hellcats ", said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT-FCA North America. A special concierge hotline (800-998-1110) has been set up to provide direct communication for customers and dealers on how to acquire a Demon. Dealers who meet this criteria will be able to order the model and their allocation will be decided based on their sales performance of the ...

Arts&Culture Can Tom Holland Name All These Spider-Man Gadgets?
Author: 0 Can Tom Holland Name All These Spider-Man Gadgets?

Peter Parker is the mastermind behind many of Spider-Man's gadgets and gizmos, but does Tom Holland know them as well as his character? Actor Tiger Shroff really admires the superhero Spiderman and always aspired to play the role of this famous superhero in his film.

Arts&Culture 'Grey's Anatomy' Sets Kim Raver's Return in Season 14
Author: 0 'Grey's Anatomy' Sets Kim Raver's Return in Season 14

If you saw the tense finale of Season 13 of Grey's last month, you'll know that Dr Altman actually got a shoutout. Kim Raver has been named a guest star on the show, and not a series regular as she was before. Nathan Riggs will also have to come to terms with the fact that his former fiance is still alive. Owen chose Christina while Teddy continued her relationship with Henry.

Arts&Culture What Fitch Ratings Has to Say About the UK Election
Author: 0 What Fitch Ratings Has to Say About the UK Election

She also told Scottish leaders that it could not hold a second referendum on its own independence from the United Kingdom for six years - or as long as the Brexit negotiations were still going on. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as planned. Mrs May's Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn , once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said the Prime Minister should step down.

Arts&Culture Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case Goes to the Jury
Author: 0 Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case Goes to the Jury

And the earlier defense team's approach in closing didn't surprise observers. In a fiery closing statement, defense attorney Brian McMonagle said the prosecution's key witness, Andrea Constand , had too many inconsistencies in her story to be a reliable witness.

Arts&Culture Kevin Durant claims hard work, not overall talent, brought Warriors title
Author: 0 Kevin Durant claims hard work, not overall talent, brought Warriors title

And indications are it's not going away. "Not one time did I feel like we were overmatched until probably like I looked up, there was like a minute 20, and we were down 13, I believe, or something at that point", James said . As we've seen, that's just how the Warriors like to party. After the reports surfaced, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invited the Warriors to the U.S.

Arts&Culture Travel Ban: US Court Clears Way For Internal Vetting
Author: 0 Travel Ban: US Court Clears Way For Internal Vetting

Watson's move comes after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his injunction , but noted portions that blocked the administration from reviewing vetting procedures were too broad, according to the website. The federal judge who temporarily barred implementation of President Donald Trump's travel ban revised his order on Monday in response to a decision by the Ninth Circuit.

Arts&Culture When exactly is the first day of summer?
Author: 0 When exactly is the first day of summer?

That still matters to people even if postmodern civilization is relatively disconnected from nature. We are now "standing still". The summer solstice's counterpart - the winter solstice-takes place on December 21. This feeds into the theory that Stonehenge was built to mark the solstices and equinoxes. In which case, the winter solstice will surely become the day to frolic naked in the forest.

Author: 0 Clamping down, White House puts the 'brief' in its briefing

There are potentially dozens of reasons why White House press briefings are now routinely held off-camera. I don't think that should come as any surprise. Many have been sceptical about Spicer's role in recent weeks, as he has been giving briefing duties to Sarah Huckabee Sanders , his deputy. Politico also reported Monday that David Martosko, U.S.

Arts&Culture Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort
Author: 0 Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

But a loss for Handel would be a warning sign to House Republicans in other suburban districts, many of them among the 23 GOP-held seats where Trump trailed Clinton in 2016. It became vacant after Republican incumbent Tom Price was asked to join Mr Trump's cabinet. Many Republicans , including Donald Trump Jr. and Georgia Gov.

Arts&Culture Deflation risks have definitely gone away, ECB's Draghi says
Author: 0 Deflation risks have definitely gone away, ECB's Draghi says

But the bank's announcement Thursday reiterated that its stimulus in the form of monthly bond purchases could be stepped up if the economic outlook worsens. "We need to continue to accompany the recovery with our monetary policy". Indications of higher interest rates are also expected. Brent crude futures traded at $48.36 per barrel, up 0.6 percent so far on Thursday, though they had fallen 4.1 percent the previous day.

Author: 0 Int'l Yoga Day marked by millions in India, where it began

Stressing on the relevance of yoga in employment too, the prime minister said yoga institutes have come up in large numbers in the past three years and demand for yoga teachers has also grown. Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. At the end everyone in the stadium performed the Common Yoga Protocol.