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'Alien: Covenant' edges 'Guardians' at weekend box office

But in the age of billion-dollar-earning blockbusters, a high-budgeted film that performs just fine raises eyebrows. The sequel to Alien's prequel Prometheus tries to make up for the latter film's lackluster reception by returning to the original's roots. [Full Article...]

Chris Brown will reportedly skip his court hearing

Chris Brown will reportedly skip his court hearing After months of trying to get a permanent restraining order against her ex, whom she claimed physically abused her during their three-year relationship in a court affidavit, a judge made a crucial ruling on Karrueche's request, and it was not exactly in her favor. [Full Article...]

Cannes Film Festival condemns 'attack on culture, youth and joyfulness'

The famed red carpet at the Cannes film festival fell silent Tuesday for victims of the pop concert suicide bombing in the British city of Manchester. News that the pair are enjoying every second of being parents, adding: "She is such a loving and caring mom. She has jobs that are coming up that she is contracted for soon, so getting back in top-top shape is a priority". [Full Article...]

Father and brother of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

It said all the affected families have been contacted and trained officers are supporting them. Greater Manchester Police declined to comment and the Greater Manchester Police Federation, the force's de facto trade union, did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication. [Full Article...]

Roger Ailes, Former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Dead at 77

Roger Ailes, Former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Dead at 77 And so even as we mourn his death , we celebrate his life", the statement concluded. Ailes built a reputation as intimidating, profane, egotistical, according to reports, and was so paranoid that Rolling Stone said he was convinced al Qaeda wanted to kill him. [Full Article...]

Arrow's Season 5 Finale Ends With a Bang

Arrow's Season 5 Finale Ends With a Bang Oliver thinks he can get out of making a decision, so he suavely pretends to lower his bow as he shoots Chase and saves William. But not for long, the writers tricked us into believing Deathstroke was only pretending to work with Oliver, and was getting dirt for Prometheus all along. [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Bomber linked to wider network, recently returned from Libya

The force, known as Rada, detained the brother Hashem Abedi, who was born in 1997, on Tuesday evening on suspicion of links to Islamic State , spokesman Ahmed Bin Salem said . Fawaz Haffar said Abedi's father used to perform the call for prayer at the mosque, and one of his brothers had been a volunteer there. Police in high-visibility yellow jackets patrolled virtually every street in Manche... [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Further arrests made, including bomber's brother and father

Libyan security spokesman Ahmed bin Salem told the wire services that Ramadan Abedi was taken into custody Wednesday; no reason was given for his arrest. In yesterday's raid on an apartment building in Manchester , heavily armed police blasted an apartment door open with a controlled explosion. "All our work is created to make our city as hostile an environment as possible for terrorists to plan ... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers, make four more arrests

Many at the concert were young girls and teens enthralled by Grande's pop power - and those who died included an 8-year-old girl. "We aren't the ones who blow up ourselves among innocents", he said. Ramadan Abedi and his 18-year-old son Hashim Abedi were arrested by Libyan counter-terrorist officers in Tripoli, who say Hashim has confessed that both he and his brother Salman - accused of the... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Snubs ANOTHER Of Donald's Attempts To Hold Her Hand

Melania Trump Snubs ANOTHER Of Donald's Attempts To Hold Her Hand On Monday, in his joint remarks with Netanyahu , Trump said, "I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling that we're going to get there eventually, I hope" ("Trump admits peace is tough", the following pool report read). [Full Article...]

Who Won Survivor: Game Changers?

Who Won Survivor: Game Changers? Instead of the standard Q&A session between jurors and finalists that has finished up every Survivor season ever, producers installed an open forum for free-flowing debate and discussion, so jurors could go back-and-forth with the finalists (as well as fellow jurors), rather than just making one comment or question and then staying silent. [Full Article...]

Fox News retracts story on DNC staffer's murder

Fox News retracts story on DNC staffer's murder In a statement Tuesday, Fox News Channel said its article about Seth Rich "was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting". As host of Fox News' Hannity , he has used his platform to advocate for authoritarian tactics toward the press, defend Trump's obstruction of the investigation into collusion between the president's associates and... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Officially Cancels Her World Tour Through June 5

Ariana Grande Officially Cancels Her World Tour Through June 5 Soldiers were being deployed to key sites in Britain on Wednesday to prevent attacks after the terror threat level was raised to its highest level following a suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. According to police, Abedi, who they believe acted alone, killed 22 and injured at least 59 when he detonated an improvised bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena , i... [Full Article...]

HBO Has To Scrap Jon Stewart Venture Due To Technical Problems

HBO Has To Scrap Jon Stewart Venture Due To Technical Problems The shorts would come out daily, would feature voiceover by Stewart and would potentially be distributed for free through HBO's digital channels. "We're excited to report that we have some future projects together, which you will be hearing about in the near future", HBO said . [Full Article...]

After Mindanao, Philippines' Duterte mulls martial law in Visayas

After Mindanao, Philippines' Duterte mulls martial law in Visayas The report was based on a Philippine transcript of the call that was circulated on Tuesday under a "confidential" cover sheet by the Americas division of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. Hapilon, an Islamic preacher on the US's list of most-wanted terrorists who was behind a failed kidnap plot last month, called for help from an allied group, the Maute . [Full Article...]

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years Three shows will be performed Sunday - at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Animal performers that are owned by their handlers - such as the tiger, leopard and 15 lions owned by big-cat trainer Alexander Lacey - will stay with them. The circus has long defended its treatment of animals as humane. "This was a hard business decision to make, but by ending the circus tours, we will be able to concentrate ... [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Relatives use social media to search for missing loved ones

Manchester attack: Relatives use social media to search for missing loved ones Her headteacher, Chris Upton, said her death had come as a "tremendous shock" and he described Saffie as "simply a lovely little girl in every aspect of the word". headquarters. She posted on Facebook again three hours later. Ms Campbell said social media had been "wonderful" and thanked those who were helping with the search. [Full Article...]

Illinois players facing burglary charges now off team

Illini coach Lovie Smith announced the decision Wednesday, per Bret Beherns of WCIA3. IL football players, from left, Darta Lee , Zarrian Holcombe and Howard Watkins during arraignment at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Thursday May 11, 2017. [Full Article...]

J.R. Smith Expects LeBron to Better in Game 4

J.R. Smith Expects LeBron to Better in Game 4 Stevens also said the Cavs' 130-86 win in Game 2 - the largest margin of victory ever in an Eastern finals game - "may have been the best game I've ever seen a team play against us, at least in my time in the National Basketball Association.". [Full Article...]

Netflix cancels The Get Down after one season

Netflix cancels The Get Down after one season The Get Down was described as "a mythic saga of how NY at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco" and was set in the Bronx in the late 1970s. Read the note in full below. Originally conceived by show co-creator Baz Luhrmann , who directed the pilot, the ambitious drama followed a group of young aspiring artists in the Bronx during the ascension of hip hop. [Full Article...]


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