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Dover Banksy mural shows star chiselled off European Union flag

Dover Banksy mural shows star chiselled off European Union flag The artwork which was confirmed by the representatives of Banksy to be a genuine one has emerged overnight on the Castle Amusements building near the ferry terminal, which connects the United Kingdom with mainland Europe. Although some seemed thrilled by the elusive guerilla artist's contribution. Was Banksy inspired by this Norfolk man's 2016 mural? The size of the image certainly indicated t... [Full Article...]

Reema Lagoo, who played mother to top Bollywood actors, dies

Reema Lagoo, who played mother to top Bollywood actors, dies Good friend. "She was absolutely fine but around 1 am she complained to us of chest pain so we took her to the hospital", her son-in-law Vinay Waikul told press. She was just 30 when she came to the limelight as Juhi Chawla's mother in Mansoor Khan's hit film " Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak ". With a career spanning nearly four decades in films, television and theatre, Reema was an actor par excellen... [Full Article...]

Netflix executive urges film festivals to change

A high-profile scuffle ensued when the list was released last month of films that would be screened for the festival's 70th anniversary. Maraval said that "what shocks me is the hypocrisy", according to The Hollywood Reporter. Netflix's Stranger Things , available in France. "But I am not sure it would be a victory for cinema". (NASDAQ: NFLX) which expanded to more than 200 countries previous... [Full Article...]

Bill to ban guns from some state hospitals sputters in Kansas Senate

Bill to ban guns from some state hospitals sputters in Kansas Senate In signing the spending bill, Baker reduced the amount by $400,000, writing that he was "reducing this item to an amount consistent" with his budget proposal. Several Republican members of the body argued only seniors who have additional income have to pay taxes on social security benefits anyway, and that a blanket exemption benefited even the wealthiest seniors, while the bill's income tax res... [Full Article...]

This is what Obama told his friend about Trump

This is what Obama told his friend about Trump Trump's aides "often stick close to the president for fear of being out of the loop, or diminished in power, if they stray from his side, " Politico notes , and this dynamic will continue overseas". Since then, despite some public appearances and events here and there, Obama has largely kept out of the spotlight, leaving people to wonder how he feels about what's going on. [Full Article...]

SEE PICS: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan leaves for Cannes with daughter Aaradhya Bachchan

SEE PICS: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan leaves for Cannes with daughter Aaradhya Bachchan Also her purple lipstick was talk of the town. She was recently spotted leaving for France along with daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. Aishwarya's picture was shared by L'Oreal Paris India's Twitter account, where the actress is seen clutching a bouquet of flowers. [Full Article...]

One More To Go: New Orleans Takes Down Civil War General's Statue

One More To Go: New Orleans Takes Down Civil War General's Statue It was the third of four such monuments to be taken down under a proposal by Mayor Mitch Landrieu that was approved by the City Council more than a year ago. "Mayor Landrieu has clearly indicated that the removal of the monument is imminent", the statement said, "and we hope it will be done safely and that all parties, while exercising their first amendment rights, respect the laws of our city and... [Full Article...]

Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he supports the appointment of a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as special counsel investigating allegations that Russian Federation and Donald Trump's presidential campaign worked together to affect last year's election. [Full Article...]

70th Cannes Film Festival opens amid heavy security

70th Cannes Film Festival opens amid heavy security A view of the palais du festival at the 70th worldwide film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 15, 2017. After an outcry from French theater organizers announced last week that, beginning next year, films without intentions of French theatrical release will be ineligible for Cannes' Palme d'Or competition. [Full Article...]

Trump, Spicer share kiss in latest Saturday Night Live skit

Riled by reporters' questions, Spicey embarked on a ( pre-taped ) podium road trip to confront his boss about being fired - all to the tune of Simon & Garfunkel's "Only Living Boy In New York" and finally sharing the stage (and a big kiss) with Alec Baldwin's Trump. [Full Article...]

Jay Z and Beyonce worth more than a billion combined

Jay Z and Beyonce worth more than a billion combined Beyonce and Jay Z are one of the top power couples in the world, and according to Forbes , they are among the richest. Early May, Jay Z signed a 10-year pact with Live Nation to partner on concert events. Beyonce had to cancel her headline slot at the Coachella Festival last month because of her pregnancy, but the touring schedule behind her massively successful 2016 album Lemonade has rak... [Full Article...]

Will Smith, Pedro Almodovar open testy Cannes Film Festival

This year's programme also points to changes shaking up the film industry, including the march on Hollywood by streaming giants Netflix and Amazon and the arrival of virtual reality. It should not be part of your everyday setting", said the Spanish filmmaker. "You must feel small and humble in front of the image that's here". When asked whether Cannes risked missing out on new ways of movie-maki... [Full Article...]

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Hail as large as baseballs was reported in Kansas. First responders estimate at least 20 injuries from this storm and that number is expected to climb. Hultquist says the storms have the potential to produce hail and tornadoes from late afternoon into the evening. Emergency officials are reporting seven homes destroyed, according to the state's emergency management agency. [Full Article...]

Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

It's currently on 100 million devices and now it's taking the fight to Apple's home turf. This feature is available already for paid YouTube Red subscribers, but it will be a free feature for the YouTube Go app and Android Go phones. The Home will be able to show responses on a TV or smartphone screen. Android O will include a number of new features, like autofill, redesigned settings and downlo... [Full Article...]

Republicans Might Actually Be Turning Against President Trump

White House's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after he was sacked just 24 days into the job. Then on Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the FBI director he fired on Sunday, James Comey, had earlier shared a memo with staff saying the president had asked him to close an investigation into links between Russian Federation and Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

Harry Styles steps in to host Corden's 'Late Late Show'

At its upfront presentation, CBS announced Corden's return to the award show, marking his second time doing so. The yearly event is set to take place January 28. The London native has been married to wife Julie Carey since Septemer 2012. After apologizing to their fellow doctors, Corden and Styles then exited the operating room to tell the patient's family, saying, "Bad news, guys!" Styles l... [Full Article...]

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Conquers NYC In Newly-Released SNL Outtakes

McCarthy's "Spicey" could be seen peering in from outside the White House looking confused and distraught. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has taken a licking in the press for his recent hiding place among bushes on the presidential grounds-apparently to avoid questions after James Comey's dismissal. [Full Article...]

Violence Breaks Out During Protest At Turkish Embassy In Washington, DC

An estimated two dozen protesters congregated in front of Turkish ambassador Serdar Kılıç's residence, some waving a flag associated with the Syrian Kurdish People's Democratic Union (PYD), which Erdogan's government perceives as a direct threat to the integrity of Turkey. [Full Article...]

Rocker Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Audioslave dies

Soundgarden were due to play shows in the USA over the weekend, and Cornell released his latest single "The Promise" earlier this month. It is understood that the cause of death had yet to be determined. Just days before his death, Cornell paid tribute to his wife Vicky on Mother's Day, tweeting: "To my @vickycornell you are an angel and a lioness". [Full Article...]

Australian tax official charged in $123 million fraud probe

Australian tax official charged in $123 million fraud probe Australian police have smashed a massive fraud syndicate and seized planes, guns, and luxury cars, they said on Thursday, with a top-ranking tax official and his son embroiled in the scam. Among those who appeared in court on Thursday are Daniel Rostankovski, 28, from Waterloo; Jason Cornell Onley, 47, from Vaucluse; Daniel Hausman, 47, from Woollahra; Christopher James Guillan, 46, from Sutherla... [Full Article...]


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