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Arts&Culture Judge to determine if Polanski's child rape case will end
Author: 0 Judge to determine if Polanski's child rape case will end

But prosecutor Michele Hanisee told a court hearing on Monday that Polanski was asking for "special treatment" and for the court to "completely abandon legal principles". "What he can not do is dictate outcomes from afar while insulating himself from any potential adverse consequences", wrote Hanisee. Hanisee wrote in a filing to the court that Polanski "wants answers - but will only show up if he likes the answers".

Arts&Culture Sesame Street Just Introduced Its First Muppet With Autism
Author: 0 Sesame Street Just Introduced Its First Muppet With Autism

Jeanette Betancourt , Sesame Workshop's senior vice president of social impact, says that developing Julia took years of consultation and research with experts, families and the autism community. He wants to be Julia's new friend, but she ignores him. She has autism and, when speaking, she echoes her friend's words. "It's what Sesame does best, you know: Reaching children, looking at these things through their lens and building a greater sort of sense of commonality".

Arts&Culture Rick Ross Says He Told Meek Mill Not To Trust Nicki Minaj
Author: 0 Rick Ross Says He Told Meek Mill Not To Trust Nicki Minaj

Ricky Rozay goes on to slam the Cash Money co-founder in the song Idols Become Rivals in defense of Lil Wayne and the producers Birdman is allegedly not paying. Birdman also recently referenced the dispute in a February interview on Beats 1 radio, when he claimed that Carter V would be released this year.

Arts&Culture Early drafts of Rogue One had a much different ending (Spoilers)
Author: 0 Early drafts of Rogue One had a much different ending (Spoilers)

Chris Weitz [who wrote another draft] thought we were right. But they didn't think Disney would go for it. Whitta and Edwards pushed for the finale they had in mind, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy ultimately agreed. After Jyn and Cassian stole the plans, they ran across the beach (a shot seen in early preview footage) and a Rebel ship dropped down to pick them up.

Arts&Culture Video shows twin toddlers throwing party instead of sleeping
Author: 0 Video shows twin toddlers throwing party instead of sleeping

The boys' parents condensed their seven-hour overnight adventure into about two minutes. The boys easily climbed in and out of their cribs, which are side-by-side in their shared bedroom. The video footage shows both their mother and father returning on two different occasions to put the babies to bed, but to no avail. Unfortunately for them, their sons had other ideas - and sleep was certainly not one of them.

Author: 0 Meet The New Kid On 'Sesame Street': Julia, A Muppet With Autism

When Big Bird meets her, for example, he doesn't get her attention easily. Gordon tells CBS that she was able to channel her personal experience when doing scenes where Julia was upset by loud noises, as that's a particular challenge her son has.

Arts&Culture Toilets in China install cameras to stop toilet paper theft
Author: 0 Toilets in China install cameras to stop toilet paper theft

When the BBC visited the toilets on Monday, the machines had been turned off. Temple of Heaven Park installed six of the machines for a two-week trial run. There were also users who said they simply gave up using the machine after the facial recognition technology failed to work despite numerous attempts.

Arts&Culture Winners, Losers by the Numbers: California and the GOP Health Plan
Author: 0 Winners, Losers by the Numbers: California and the GOP Health Plan

Are we going to give this insanity an eighth year? They do this either because they can't buy coverage through an employer or they don't qualify for federal entitlement programs like Medicare. Details were unclear initially, but Republicans have recently discussed using them for healthy people with no dependents. Overall, premiums a decade from now would be an average of 10 percent lower than they would be under Obamacare .

Arts&Culture Paige's Mother Threatening Legal Action Against People Spreading Leaked Photos and Videos
Author: 0 Paige's Mother Threatening Legal Action Against People Spreading Leaked Photos and Videos

From wrestling to associated with XXX, 24-year-old Queen of the ring is in the midst of turmoil ever since her sex tape leaked online with explicit pictures and videos include nudes are going viral on the internet. What do you think of this latest round of WWE news? Following reports of Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried's hacks, it's been revealed WWEDivas' Paige ( born Saraya-Jade Bevis) is the latest victim of a leak, with an alleged sex tape making its way onto the Internet on Friday.

Author: 0 Power Rangers Introduces First Big Screen Gay Superhero

Israelite added that the film will give Trini the support and space she needs around her sexual identity. Becky G, who plays Trini, spoke with ScreenRant about her character, saying, "Although it may be a touchy subject for some people, I think it's done in a very classy way".

Arts&Culture CBS's 'Big Bang Theory' to Air at Least Two More Seasons
Author: 0 CBS's 'Big Bang Theory' to Air at Least Two More Seasons

Recently, the show's core cast, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, all signed two year contract extensions. According to Deadline , Bialik and Rauch still have not finalized new deals, but both are expected to do so imminently (with each commanding roughly 500K an episode, vs.

Author: 0 United Kingdom to start Brexit negotiation process on March 29

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said he will issue draft Brexit negotiating guidelines to the other member states within 48 hours of the United Kingdom triggering article 50; in other words, before the end of next week. The contents of the letter which will be sent to formally trigger article 50 on March 29th are unclear. We don't know if other European Union countries would agree to Britain going back to renegotiate the deal.

Arts&Culture President Trump Is Now Completely Isolated In His Unfounded Wiretap Claim
Author: 0 President Trump Is Now Completely Isolated In His Unfounded Wiretap Claim

Meantime, it surely is the height of political irony that Mr. Trump, who brands any and all news media revelations about his presidency's troubles as "fake news", is being accused of the very same thing. Identities of Americans who show up in USA surveillance against foreign entities are supposed to stay concealed. Those include situations when the communications contain information that a crime has or is about to be committed, when the Americans' identity is necessary to understand the ...

Arts&Culture IEA: Global energy carbon emissions flat for 3rd consecutive year
Author: 0 IEA: Global energy carbon emissions flat for 3rd consecutive year

The agency, which advises the world's advanced economies on energy issues, said the United States achieved the largest decline in emissions at three percent, as cheaper shale gas and renewables displaced coal for electricity production. "Stronger price signals and carbon pricing can help provide a level playing field when complemented by other measures, and the report emphasises the importance of considering needs of those without energy access", IRENA and IEA said.

Arts&Culture Legendary musician Chuck Berry dead at 90
Author: 0 Legendary musician Chuck Berry dead at 90

Berry's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. The rock "n" roll icon recorded hits like "Jonny B. Goode" and " Sweet Little Sixteen ". USA rockstar Bruce Springsteen called Berry "rock's greatest practitioner", saying his death was a "tremendous loss of a giant for the ages". "But Chuck was complicated - in fact, he was the most hard "movie star" I've even (sic) worked with", he continued.

Arts&Culture The Dark Tower: New poster will make you dizzy
Author: 0 The Dark Tower: New poster will make you dizzy

Earlier on, King also took to his Twitter account to share the same poster. The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World's last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World's post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower .

Arts&Culture 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' box-office collection Day 10
Author: 0 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' box-office collection Day 10

Reports claim that, Film has earned about Rs. 7.45 crores on the Sunday. Nevertheless, today being a working day, the earnings might turn out to be a little low but we expect Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya 11th day total box office collection to be impressive as well.

Arts&Culture New Drake music 'More Life' now streaming, not Apple Music exclusive
Author: 0 New Drake music 'More Life' now streaming, not Apple Music exclusive

Giggs, Moodymann and Young Thug also among the featured artists. Less than a year since his epic "Views" album (which he is still now touring in Europe), the Canadian rapper has released his latest collection of music. These are the smoother, romantic, and dorky songs that make an artist of Drake's status feel suddenly real. While most people would be glad just to make what is likely to be one of the biggest albums this year Kanye will no doubt not like his track being number 18.

Arts&Culture Eric Trump & Wife Lara Are Expecting Their First Child Together
Author: 0 Eric Trump & Wife Lara Are Expecting Their First Child Together

The couple admits they still need to come up with a name for the baby, who will be POTUS's ninth grandchild. "We're not exactly bashful about hiding our name", Trump said, calling the allegations "a little bit maddening". "We sort of screwed ourselves over there", his wife added. It's been an fantastic year. She is now in her second trimester and decided that they had to reveal the news now, as President Trump was so excited they were afraid he would unveil the exciting news at one of his ...

Arts&Culture Britain Sets Date to Trigger Brexit Process of Leaving European Union
Author: 0 Britain Sets Date to Trigger Brexit Process of Leaving European Union

Scottish voters backed remaining in the European Union by 62 percent to 38 percent in the Brexit vote last June, compared to the final result for the whole of Britain of 52 percent to 48 percent. If no deal is reached within two years, it is possible that Britain would be forced into what has been dubbed a " dirty Brexit ". May has rejected that suggestion, saying "now is not the time" for another referendum on Scottish independence.

Arts&Culture 'Beauty and the Beast' Has an Unintentional 'Dumb and Dumber' Homage
Author: 0 'Beauty and the Beast' Has an Unintentional 'Dumb and Dumber' Homage

Nevertheless, Beauty and the Beast is expected to make around $650-750 million overseas, which would mean a worldwide total of $1.15-1.25 billion. Hearing and seeing "Be Our Guest" was exciting and weirdly emotional - made even more weird, but also completely awesome by the fact that Ewan McGregor plays Lumiere - but nothing could prepare me for the wave of nostalgia and emotion I was hit with while watching Belle and the Beast dance to " Beauty and the Beast ", sung by Emma ...

Arts&Culture Beauty and the Beast
Author: 0 Beauty and the Beast

For the past few years Disney have been doing live-action remakes of their animated films and it seems they have plenty more planned for the live-action treatment, but Beauty and the Beast manages to do itself justice by staying faithful to the 1991 animated film whilst adding a few new touches.

Author: 0 The Revivalists Pay Tribute to Chuck Berry in Chicago

Berry originally announced Chuck, his first studio album since 1979's Rock It , on his 90th birthday last October. Of course musicians all around the world rightfully paid tribute to Berry this weekend, but seeing an artist of Morrison's stature, a fellow Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, added a sense of gravitas that only a handful of living musicians can match.

Arts&Culture Free Italian Ice at Rita's for 1st day of spring
Author: 0 Free Italian Ice at Rita's for 1st day of spring

The ices will come in a limited-edition First Day of Spring cup. "And we are kicking off the season with free ice for customers". Tag your photos on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook with #RitasFirstDayofSpring to be entered in a contest to win a year of free ice.

Arts&Culture Famed Comic Book Artist Bernie Wrightson Dies at 68
Author: 0 Famed Comic Book Artist Bernie Wrightson Dies at 68

Wrightson was instrumental in creating some of the most wonderfully grim and beautifully terrifying images in comic history. In 1968, he showed pages of his artwork to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano, and he was then given his first freelance assignment.

Arts&Culture Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jersey Found
Author: 0 Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jersey Found

The lesson here is that the sometimes the little guy wins. National Football League security officials and the Federal Bureau of Investigation believe they have located Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey, according to a report .

Arts&Culture Germany Rejects Trump's Claims It Owes NATO 'Vast Sums Of Money'
Author: 0 Germany Rejects Trump's Claims It Owes NATO 'Vast Sums Of Money'

The German defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the United States "vast sums" of money for defence. But later, sitting side-by-side in the Oval Office, Merkel's suggestion of another handshake went unheard or ignored by Trump - an awkward moment in what are usually highly scripted occasions.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says North Korea acting 'very, very badly'

North Korea has issued a threat of nuclear war against the United States and its ally, South Korea, in retaliation for even the a misdirected shot fired in its direction during the war games being conducted by the USA and South Korean militaries.

Author: 0 IGP: We're looking for VIP over death of Jong-nam

North Korea formally insists the rockets are for its space program . It said Kim called the test "a great event of historic significance" for North Korea's indigenous rocket industry. The next China-US discussion on North Korea may transpire if and when President Xi Jinping visits Trump on a date still being finalized. Although neither side brought up the subject publicly, Tillerson was expected to raise the prospect of financial penalties on Chinese companies and banks that do ...

Arts&Culture Man killed while charging iPhone in bath
Author: 0 Man killed while charging iPhone in bath

His wife Tanya found him lying unconscious when she returned home. A man was electrocuted as he charged his mobile phone while in the bath, an inquest has heard. What Led To The Accident? Richard's mother Carole said: "I have anxious that so many people and especially teenagers, that can't be separated from their phones, don't know how risky it is".

Arts&Culture Richard Hammond suffers second crash on motorbike
Author: 0 Richard Hammond suffers second crash on motorbike

Sorry. Thanks for enquiries re my slight shunt whilst filming for GT. His co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson told the Sun newspaper: " He really did hurt himself quite badly ". However, he later joked that " we don't do hospitals ". Clarkson and fellow presenter James May were present at the time of the recent crash and were said to have been "shaken" as Hammond's previous crash was "fresh in their minds".

Author: 0 'Sesame Street' To Introduce First Muppet With Autism

The show now airs on HBO and PBS . Lesley Stahl visited the " Sesame Street " sound stage in Queens and shares the clip of Julia's debut on the series. And, as Ferraro explained, the goal of her character is so that when children "encounter people with disabilities in their real life it's familiar".

Arts&Culture Dame Vera Lynn fans love fitting tribute to wartime star
Author: 0 Dame Vera Lynn fans love fitting tribute to wartime star

It is not her first time in the record books either as Dame Vera became the oldest person to have a United Kingdom number 1 album in 2009 with We'll Meet Again. Dame Vera Lynn is the first singer to release a record as a centenarian. From 1935 she was singing on radio with the famous Joe Loss band and then in 1937 she started to sing with the Ambrose Orchestra, which played in West End nightclubs like the Cafe Royal and the Mayfair.

Arts&Culture Irving scores 46 as Cavaliers beat Lakers
Author: 0 Irving scores 46 as Cavaliers beat Lakers

Love was coming off his first game back from knee surgery, and Iriving left the Cavs' game on Thursday with tightness in his knee and was feeling sore. I wanted to play last night, but my coach felt like it was best that I didn't play last night. Lue acknowledged the disappointed fans on TV and in the arena.

Author: 0 White House cites satire column to tout budget

Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, decried the president's budget for sacrificing rural assistance programs to shift spending to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. "One of the reasons that you're seeing such a dramatic reduction in the State Department on a percentage basis is not that this president thinks that diplomacy is not important".

Arts&Culture Chance the Rapper: 'I was paid $500000 for Coloring Book'
Author: 0 Chance the Rapper: 'I was paid $500000 for Coloring Book'

Chance explained in his tweets that Apple came to him with an offer of $500,000 to have exclusive rights to his "Coloring Book" album for two weeks. The record, which landed Chance the Best Rap Album honour at the Grammy's last month (Feb17), was later released for free on SoundCloud. He broke down the numbers and restrictions behind the deal via Twitter to clarify that he's not under the tech company's thumb for those who have tried to "discredit" his independence.

Arts&Culture 'Beauty and the Beast' Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken
Author: 0 'Beauty and the Beast' Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken

That's right - last year's Finding Dory was massive domestically ($135 million ) as the previous champ, and yet Beauty and the Beast blew it out of the water. The sequel opened in just 5 locations, but banked $36,000 per screen, second only this weekend to Beauty and the Beast's $40,000 per screen. The film, directed by Oscar victor Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film, cost 160 million USA dollars to make.

Author: 0 Man Shot Dead in Paris Orly Airport Security Scare

He said the soldier who was attacked managed to hold on to her rifle and the two soldiers she was with opened fire to protect her and the public. With the soldier down on her knees, the suspect rose enough for the other two soldiers to shoot him several times.

Author: 0 Watch These Beauty and the Beast Super Fans' Amazing Cosplay Karaoke

Now this is definitely how Belle and the Beast would invite you to " Be Our Guest ". After months of soundtrack clips, teasers and gorgeous production shots, audiences are more than ready to be swept off their feet by this retelling of a beloved tale as old as time .

Arts&Culture 'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering US$170m debut
Author: 0 'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering US$170m debut

The Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck-starring film now has record for the 9th Highest Gross for Opening Weekend Box Offices . " Beauty and the Beast " follows other successful live-action Disney film remakes such as " Alice in Wonderland ", " Cinderella ", " Maleficent ", and " The Jungle Book ", which made its debut past year.

Arts&Culture Marshawn Lynch Rumors: Did Running Back Just Hint At Oakland Raiders Contract?
Author: 0 Marshawn Lynch Rumors: Did Running Back Just Hint At Oakland Raiders Contract?

The Oakland native and UC Berkeley alum, who has said in the past that he remains committed to staying off the gridiron, may still choose to lace up his cleats again for his beloved hometown team and community. But if we're talking football, both from the Raiders' perspectives and Lynch's, then this whole thing is one giant red flag. With only 5-foot-8 change-of-pace running backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington left on their roster, the Raiders nearly certainly will be going after a ...

Arts&Culture The Walking Dead Season 7 Will Not End With A Cliffhanger
Author: 0 The Walking Dead Season 7 Will Not End With A Cliffhanger

Certainly no news for fans of the comic, but it's worth appreciating "The Other Side" actually taking the time to identify Jesus as gay. "I grew up with a lot of people around". Plus, actress Sonequa Martin-Green landed a leading role in the upcoming "Star Trek" TV series. and while she might be able to pull of double duty, it seems like her days here are numbered.