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Arts&Culture INCREDIBLE photos show TWO MILLION take part in Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca
Author: 0 INCREDIBLE photos show TWO MILLION take part in Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca

Upwards of a million pilgrims sit on the mountain, blanketing the site in white, while umbrellas used to shield the worshippers from the sun provide flashes of color. Sheikh Saad al-Shathri, a senior Saudi cleric, delivered a midday sermon denouncing terrorism and violence against civilians. Ragie - who completed Haj in 2009 - urged greater efforts once the pilgrimage ends.

Arts&Culture Man dies after running into fire ceremony at Burning Man
Author: 0 Man dies after running into fire ceremony at Burning Man

Beneath the pictures you can also find a statement from Burning Man surrounding the tragedy and some resources for dealing with traumatic events. Burning Man organizers say they aren't now affected by a nearby Nevada wildfire as the counter-culture festival prepares to culminate Saturday night with the burning of a towering effigy.

Arts&Culture Walter Becker, Steely Dan co-founder, dead at 67
Author: 0 Walter Becker, Steely Dan co-founder, dead at 67

At the time Fagen told music magazine Billboard: " Walter's recovering from a procedure and hopefully he'll be fine very soon". He did not elaborate. The typically calm tempos of Steely Dan's music held unlikely musical twists and inventive lyrics on an eclectic range of topics, among them stock-market crashes, Puerto Rican immigration, junkies, cheating lovers, a space alien and a suicidal couch potato.

Arts&Culture Hear Taylor Swift's New Song 'Ready For It'
Author: 0 Hear Taylor Swift's New Song 'Ready For It'

Reputation skates into our lives on November 10th and " Ready For It " will be the first track listing on the new album. " Taylor Swift's latest single ". Click inside for the lyrics to Taylor Swift's new song ... "... Ready For It? " first entered the radar Saturday night; it appeared in a montage for the Alabama vs.

Arts&Culture Taylor Swift lends a hand as a bridesmaid in her BFF's wedding
Author: 0 Taylor Swift lends a hand as a bridesmaid in her BFF's wedding

Abigail Anderson was married at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, Mass., and the 10-time Grammy victor held the back of her friend's elaborate Stella York wedding dress as the bride entered the church. Soon after, the happy couple threw an engagement bash that Taylor Swift also attended. The preview comes just under two weeks after the singer made waves with the release of her vengeful comeback track, Look What You Made Me Do.

Arts&Culture Taylor Swift BOOED For Hiding from Fans After Wedding
Author: 0 Taylor Swift BOOED For Hiding from Fans After Wedding

Like the good friend she is, Taylor did her bridesmaid job very well holding the back of Anderson's wedding dress as they entered the church. Last February, Swift also served as maid of honour for her childhood friend Britany Maack as she wedded her husband Benjamin LaManna in Pennsylvania.

Arts&Culture George Clooney jokes about becoming USA president: 'Sounds like fun'
Author: 0 George Clooney jokes about becoming USA president: 'Sounds like fun'

The film, a 50s-set satire of small-minded small town values, stars Julianne Moore , Oscar Isaac and his long-term friend and co-star Matt Damon . "We have to take responsibility for it". For all the bloody fun in " Suburbicon ", the social concerns Clooney displayed in previous films he directed — including "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "The Ides of March" — are never far from the surface.

Arts&Culture Taylor Swift Makes
Author: 0 Taylor Swift Makes "Very Sizable Donation" for Harvey Relief

From there, viewers see Taylor in an array of insane setups like cruising with a biker gang and vandalizing a store wearing a cat mask. " Taylor Swift has generously made a very sizable donation to Houston Food Bank in honor of her mother who graduated from the University of Houston".

Arts&Culture Some Houston schools to open soon
Author: 0 Some Houston schools to open soon

The district is trying its best to ensure the transition back to school goes smoothly for students. Others said some teachers quit before the school year ended, struggled throughout the year or were unable to pass tests needed for certification.

Arts&Culture PAUL BETTANY Joining HAN SOLO?
Author: 0 PAUL BETTANY Joining HAN SOLO?

The director announced on ‪‪Twitter that the " Avengers " star has come aboard the production, reuniting with Howard for the third time. Either that, or Howard just wanted to dress his The Da Vinci Code mate up like him to drive the fan-boys wild with theories.

Arts&Culture Game of Thrones' Kingslayer Gets a Limited-Edition Gold Sneaker
Author: 0 Game of Thrones' Kingslayer Gets a Limited-Edition Gold Sneaker

According to a mostly accurate, leaked outline of season seven, the latest season of " Game of Thrones " meant to tie off that loose thread as well. Bronn once worked for Tyrion, and more recently he's been Jaime's bestie. Cersei was promised that she'd Wednesday a king instead of a prince, and did so by marrying King Robert Baratheon instead of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.

Author: 0 Game of Thrones Season 8 Spoilers - Does Daenerys Targaryen Get Pregnant?

Yes, it was the scene of Game of Thrones season 7 that was somehow that most anticipated, yet also the most dreaded . She did tell the reporter that, even though Jon has a better claim to the throne , Dany won't want to share. Harington joked that, presumably while filming the scene, he liked to look at Clarke and pretend to gag before doing another take. "I love that when we get to the saucy stuff it's a handsome acceptance of a wordless ...

Author: 0 Did Maester Aemon Targaryen know the truth behind Jon Snow's parentage?

The best reaction has to go to Clarke, who thinks it's weird because they two of them are friends in real life as well as because of who the characters are to each other in the story. "I think they both know it's going to cause problems". Loverboy Harington wasn't as concerned with the impending doom of Jon and Dany as for how to realistically ramp up their chemistry during their short time together over the past four episodes.

Arts&Culture Where's A$AP Rocky Tho? Kendall Jenner & Blake Griffin Dating Buzz Intensifies
Author: 0 Where's A$AP Rocky Tho? Kendall Jenner & Blake Griffin Dating Buzz Intensifies

News that it was "definitely more than just a friendly outing because the girls were seated close to their men". "I see her at home crying, but in the media she looks another way because she's not addressing it". Last month, buzz developed over Kendall and rapper A$AP Rocky possibly dating again . They have been spotted out and about more frequently. However, their relationship status remained unconfirmed.

Arts&Culture Wrestling Legend Ric Flair is back!
Author: 0 Wrestling Legend Ric Flair is back!

The article goes on to say Flair did more than just win 16 world titles: He help reshape a sport many people didn't take seriously. "Natich WILL be back", he tweeted . ". The man outlived a plane crash and being struck by lightning, he is a survivor". Flair, 68, was originally hospitalized for "routine monitoring" but wound up needing surgery, which was not on his heart.

Arts&Culture Sir Tom Jones postpones USA tour 'following medical advice'
Author: 0 Sir Tom Jones postpones USA tour 'following medical advice'

The much-loved Welsh singer had been due to kick off his latest 21-date tour in Bethlehem, PA on Wednesday (September 6). The statement did not give further details about his health issues. He has sold over 100 million records and was knighted in 2006. Jones' wife of 59 years, Linda, died last year of cancer. Tom Jones has postponed his 21-date US tour until next year, citing health issues.

Arts&Culture Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix preview
Author: 0 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix preview

Lance Stroll believes the wet weather conditions during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix allowed him to show more of his natural talent than at previous rounds. "Every time I come I feel at home". But fans tend to point the gun at the stewards when they indeed do let drivers out on wet circuits, and hefty collisions occur.

Arts&Culture Watch Chance the Rapper Announce $2.2 Million Fund for Chicago Schools
Author: 0 Watch Chance the Rapper Announce $2.2 Million Fund for Chicago Schools

Chance the Rapper has made good on his promise to donate more than $ 2 million to underfunded arts programs at 20 Chicago Public Schools . "Each conversation, every contribution, every tweet brings this city and the nation a step closer to providing a well-rounded, quality education for each and every child", Chance said.

Arts&Culture Chance the Rapper Donating $2.2M to 20 CPS Schools
Author: 0 Chance the Rapper Donating $2.2M to 20 CPS Schools

Over the last few years, Chance The Rapper has become one of America's-and, specifically, Chicago's-loudest, most tireless advocates for teachers and public schools, raising millions in funding for Chicago-area education and funding numerous programs through his SocialWorks nonprofit.

Arts&Culture Chance The Rapper Spearheading Awards Show For Teachers
Author: 0 Chance The Rapper Spearheading Awards Show For Teachers

Speaking at the first Social Works - the rapper's youth empowerment charity - summit, Chance discussed the initiative during a 20-minute presentation which he knowingly presented in the style of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs . "These are the two most pressing things on my mind", he said, "Finally sending my daughter to school and the unease of the city she's entering into".

Arts&Culture Chance the Rapper Raises $2.2 Million for Chicago Public Schools
Author: 0 Chance the Rapper Raises $2.2 Million for Chicago Public Schools

Chance the Rapper announces a $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools on March 6 at Westcott Elementary School in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. The donation is being made by Chance's nonprofit foundation, Social Works. At the Harold Washington Cultural Center on Friday afternoon, 20 CPS principals joined the artist, whose real name is Chancellor Bennett, and his non-profit SocialWorks to make the announcement.

Arts&Culture Kangana Ranaut opens up on Aap Ki Adalat
Author: 0 Kangana Ranaut opens up on Aap Ki Adalat

His father said that he will arrange for a meeting for both of us. Overall, it is a superb new track from " Simran " that stays true to the film's central theme. Playing the lead role, Kangana Ranaut has impressed the audience with her chirpy avatar in the last three songs Lagdi Hai Thaai, Pinjra Tod Ke and Baras Ja.

Arts&Culture New Taylor is the Reason for the 'Teardrops on my Guitar'
Author: 0 New Taylor is the Reason for the 'Teardrops on my Guitar'

It has since shattered records, racking up more than 19 million views during its first 24 hours on Youtube . "She was telling her friend that she did not get to see Taylor's video before it was shown, that it was top-secret and that she did not show it to anyone, none of her friends", a source tells Us.

Arts&Culture Britain's last hope Kyle Edmund limps out of US Open
Author: 0 Britain's last hope Kyle Edmund limps out of US Open

But Shapovalov fought back to level and Edmund's chance went when the Yorkshireman appeared to hurt his neck in the fifth game of the third set. The qualifier eventually won 16 of the last 18 points of the match, with Edmund retiring with the score 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 1-0 in the favor of Shapovalov after two hours and three minutes of play.

Arts&Culture US Open: Wild card Maria Sharapova reaches fourth round
Author: 0 US Open: Wild card Maria Sharapova reaches fourth round

Coco Vandeweghe said she wished the wild card had gone to a young, up-and-coming American. "That's not what matters to me", Sharapova said following her 7-5, 6-2 victory over American Sofia Kenin . She was down I believe a few match points in the previous match. Kenin showed a lot more emotion, fist-pumping after breaking Sharapova's serve. Sharapova broke, smoking a crosscourt service return victor and overpowering her on set point with a as a scampering Kenin flailed at a missile ...

Arts&Culture Pawan Kalyan fans angry with Allu Arjun's tweet
Author: 0 Pawan Kalyan fans angry with Allu Arjun's tweet

The 25th film of Pawan Kalyan is high on expectations due to the sensational combination of the duo Trivikram and Pawan Kalyan . Konidela Kalyan Babu , better known by his stage name Pawan Kalyan , Power Star is celebrating his birthday today.

Arts&Culture Los Angeles brush fire forces hundreds to flee homes
Author: 0 Los Angeles brush fire forces hundreds to flee homes

While no homes are threatened in nearby Burbank, authorities made a decision to evacuate the DeBell Golf Club on Friday, the report added. Los Angeles firefighters are fighting a brush fire in the Tujunga area of the city that has shut down both sides of Interstate 210.

Arts&Culture 7 freakish things that happened during Trump's Texas visit
Author: 0 7 freakish things that happened during Trump's Texas visit

The Trumps are in Texas to visit those affected by Hurricane Harvey-though, so far, the objective for their trip has been eclipsed by the First Lady's wardrobing choices for the photo opportunities. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told reporters on the way back to Washington that the president's "love for the American people and concern about their welfare is unending".

Arts&Culture Trump phones Bannon behind General Kelly's back, insiders claim
Author: 0 Trump phones Bannon behind General Kelly's back, insiders claim

I could not be happier or more impressed - and this Administration continues to. In a new Washington Post piece detailing the mood in the White House as a tumultuous summer comes to an end, the president is described as fuming for not getting enough credit from the media, with those close to Trump complaining about his tendency to lash out.

Author: 0 HBO launches the 'Game of Thrones' spin-off you never knew you needed

And then there were those of us who were just grossed out that an aunt and her nephew were about to have sex without knowing that they were related, a fact that the show has driven home on numerous occasions. "On this show, all the characters can die at any time, but it's how they go out that is such a big thing", he said. "For us, as actors, it's just weird".

Arts&Culture Damien Chazelle Readies a Musical Drama at Netflix
Author: 0 Damien Chazelle Readies a Musical Drama at Netflix

The Eddy will be set in contemporary multicultural Paris and will follow "a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them", Variety reports . Coming in the wake of " The Crown " and the upcoming series " Dark ", " The Eddy " is Netflix's latest investment in worldwide content being produced in Europe.

Arts&Culture State of emergency for California wildfire
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California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for another wildfire as scorching temperatures complicate firefighters' efforts to extinguish blazes. Smoke from fires elsewhere in California and OR drifted into the Bay Area on Thursday, air quality officials said. Firefighters Thursday didn't see the explosive growth in the fire that occurred the first day, but they continued to battle spot fires on the southern edge.

Arts&Culture Comedian Shelley Berman of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Dies at 92
Author: 0 Comedian Shelley Berman of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Dies at 92

That year he issued his first album, 'Inside Shelley Berman , ' the first victor of a Grammy for the spoken word. However, the most notable show that Mr. His TV career also included roles on The Twilight Zone (both radio and TV versions), Bewitched , Peter Gunn , The Mary Tyler Moore Show , Adam-12, Emergency! His other TV roles include Judge Robert Sanders on Boston Legal , as well as appearances on CSI: NY , Pushing Daisies , Hannah Montana , Entourage , Grey's Anatomy , ...

Arts&Culture 1-year-old child and mom taken, last seen near Pueblo
Author: 0 1-year-old child and mom taken, last seen near Pueblo

Both remain missing and a warrant has been issued for the ex-boyfriend's arrest. But the Adamses and the suspect, 22-year-old Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, were not with the auto. Police initially believed the vehicle had been found early after the Amber Alert was issued, abandoned in Pueblo, but that vehicle was determined not to be involved in the abduction.

Arts&Culture Aftab Shivdasani remarries wife Nin Dusanjh in Sri Lanka (see inside pics)
Author: 0 Aftab Shivdasani remarries wife Nin Dusanjh in Sri Lanka (see inside pics)

And thus Aftab and Nin got remarried but this time it was a grand event. Nin Dusanj is a British-Indian model and is the sister of Kabir Bedi's wife Parveen Dusanj. They had their own Punditji to perform the wedding rituals and the couple took the wedding vows followed by blessings from Buddhist monks. The couple had registered their marriage in June 2014, without having the archetypal wedding ceremonies for which they had saved a later date.

Arts&Culture Annette Bening says still a long way to go to movie equality
Author: 0 Annette Bening says still a long way to go to movie equality

They didn't win the best picture Oscar, but " Gravity " and " La La Land " also premiered at Venice and won Academy Awards. As usual the worldwide film line-up at Venice ranges from big-budget Hollywood productions, like George Clooney's sixth directorial outing, " Suburbicon ", to new works by indie favourites Andrew Haigh and Warwick Thornton, via documentaries such as Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's epic look at the global refugee crisis, "Human Flow".

Arts&Culture Justice League Character Images & Poster
Author: 0 Justice League Character Images & Poster

At the very least (the very least), details about Miller's Justice League film have trickled out over the years. Justice League premieres November 17, 2017. holds up the Minotaur thing and doesn't say a goddamned thing. It's like, 'That's the Wonder Woman I want to see!' It would have been special". Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and Adam Brody playing The Flash.

Arts&Culture Harry Potter: Albus Severus Potter starts school
Author: 0 Harry Potter: Albus Severus Potter starts school

So make sure to say "hi" to Albus Severus on his first day. To mark this historic day in the Harry Potter saga, Pottermore has crafted a magnificent virtual tour of the exterior of Hogwarts and the surrounding grounds including the Quidditch pitch, Hagrid's hut and the Forbidden Forest.

Arts&Culture New image of Rey from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Author: 0 New image of Rey from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It's offering 3 x VIP points through its online store on Star Wars purchases, and has special deals running through until 3rd September. But to keep people even more excited, they have released a ton of new toys and gadgets for Force Friday II .

Arts&Culture True Detective officially returning to HBO duty
Author: 0 True Detective officially returning to HBO duty

Here's where it gets complicated: as the murder investigation deepens, Season 3 will play out over three time periods spread out over decades. Mahershala Ali , who won the Best Actor Oscar for his stunning work in Moonlight , will topline the season as state police detective Wayne Hays, who calls Northwest Akransas his home.

Arts&Culture Missouri Lawmaker Suggests Lynching People Who Vandalize Confederate Monuments
Author: 0 Missouri Lawmaker Suggests Lynching People Who Vandalize Confederate Monuments

Chappelle-Nadal said Thursday she still had no plans to resign , even though Minority Floor Leader Sen. Parson said he hopes House members will "follow the Senate's lead and help ensure a return to civility in political discourse". This is the second time in as many weeks that a Missouri state lawmaker has been asked to step down over Facebook posts. She said she is now in the same camp as Love, a lawmaker who has faced swift backlash for offensive posts on social media.