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Cannes gears up for Palme d'Or prize night

An Iranian film-maker who was jailed for "anti-regime propaganda" won the top prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival Saturday. It is scheduled to open in Chicago sometime in June. Meanwhile, jury member Will Smith accepted the award for her, crying in her stead. "This has been a handsome experience". [Full Article...]

Social Media Campaign To Find Missing Chennai Filmmaker Gaanam Nair Goes Viral

Social Media Campaign To Find Missing Chennai Filmmaker Gaanam Nair Goes Viral She informed her relatives on Friday morning that she was going to work and left on her black Activa but she never made it to her workplace in Nungambakkam. Gaanam was born in Delhi and her father lives there. The investigating officers are also examining CCTV footage and her Facebook account for clues. [Full Article...]

The Square wins top Cannes film prize

The Square wins top Cannes film prize Director Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Cannes Film Festival's highest honour as his The Square , an art world satire that stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, won this year's Palme d'Or here. The awards capped what had been an often disappointing festival characterised by a fairly weak feature-film competition, misfires from venerated auteurs and rumours that some movie... [Full Article...]

Cher mourns her ex-husband Gregg Allman's death

Cher mourns her ex-husband Gregg Allman's death Gregg Allman released his most recent solo album, Low Country Blues , in 2011, and what would be his last, Southern Blood , was set to be released later this year. As well as taking part in reformations of the Allman Brothers before bringing down the curtain on the group in 2014 with a four-hour show in NY that included original members Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny Johanson. [Full Article...]

Police probe Manchester attack 'network', 13 detained after 2 more arrested

Dozens of IS fighters were killed in U.S. strikes in Syria on Friday, while masked gunmen killed at least 28 people in an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt. British officials have confirmed he had recently returned from Libya and the officers said that police needed information about his movements since his return to Britain on May 18. [Full Article...]

Members of Manchester terror network could still be at large - Amber Rudd

Eight individuals are now in custody following raids across Greater Manchester , all aged between 18 and 38. Armed police officers and soldiers were deployed at soccer matches, concerts and other big events. Before kickoff, Prince William laid a wreath in memory of the victims alongside Manchester mayor Andy Burnham. The band said its "thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of... [Full Article...]

The love/hate relationship between Yankees legend Derek Jeter and Boston

He was also given a framed replica of the plaque that will be placed in Monument Park. But he was a Yankee, a New Yorker playing for the 'Evil Empire.' All we could do was sit back and compare him to the great players we had. "I think any time Derek comes back, it's special, but this will be even more meaningful", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. The same can be said about the other single digi... [Full Article...]

Don't sell 'dangerous arms' to terror supporters, Iran tells Trump

Don't sell 'dangerous arms' to terror supporters, Iran tells Trump Trade will also be a big topic, with Cohn saying the United States' guiding principle will be "we will treat you the way you treat us", suggesting that retaliatory tariffs could be imposed. Additionally, Saudi Arabia signed individual multi-billion deals with U.S. companies including Boeing and Blackstone. During his Saudi Arabia visit, Tillerson on Saturday said he hoped the re-election of R... [Full Article...]

Wins the 2017 Indy 500

And for a while, it appeared that the gamble might pay off with the ultimate prize, as Alonso battled frequently among the leaders in the race's early stages. "They worked really hard to get us here", team owner Michael Andretti said. It's going to be huge. "But you always learn something from those situations, and this time we proved we had what it takes". [Full Article...]

Teri Vance: Celebrate Mother's Day any way you want

Teri Vance: Celebrate Mother's Day any way you want While speaking with my mother she told me of a card she has kept since I was in first grade. It would have definitely not been just sugar, spice and everything nice. A mother sacrifices everything for the sake of child. Those who are fortunate enough to still have their mothers likely spent some time in the past week or so shopping for the flawless gift, planning a ideal meal or even sea... [Full Article...]

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end Allman died in his Savannah home from complications from liver cancer. Under his own name, his band's, and with other artists, Mr. Allman played on albums that sold millions of copies worldwide. The band's bassist was killed the following year, and Gregg later went solo with the Gregg Allman Band. Boyer and Tommy Talton's band Cowboy served as Allman's backing band for the Gregg Allm... [Full Article...]

Sofia Coppola Wins 'Best Director' Award At Cannes

But I can say 'Je t'aime! Jury member Will Smith made the best of the situation, pretending to be Kidman. Almodovar, who is gay, choked back tears when he spoke of film's portrayal of "the heroes who saved many lives". Chastain called it "disturbing" that there had not been more meaty female roles among the 19 contenders for the Palme d'Or . Clutching the scroll he had just been awarded, ... [Full Article...]

Swedish Art Gallery Satire 'The Square' Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Coppola won best director for " The Beguiled ", her remake of Don Siegel's 1971 Civil War drama about a Union soldier hiding out in a Southern girls' school. Diane Kruger was named best actress for her performance in Fatih Akin's In the Fade . (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Director Ruben Ostlund with his Palme d'Or award for his film The Square during the awards ceremony at the 70th worldwide f... [Full Article...]

Windsor beats Erie 4-3 to win Memorial Cup

Windsor beats Erie 4-3 to win Memorial Cup With it, the Spitfires tied Kamloop's Memorial Cup record with the team's 12th-straight game won. "Different perspective, more enjoyment, obviously", DiPietro said in between hugs with family and friends who met him on the ice post-game. The Spitfires had not played since April 4, when they were eliminated by the London Knights in the first round of the OHL playoffs. "I didn't know it was going ... [Full Article...]

Fresh arrests in Manchester bombing raids, 13 in custody

Fresh arrests in Manchester bombing raids, 13 in custody A Greater Manchester Police statement said: "We have made significant progress in this fast moving and complex investigation, working with the national counter terrorism policing network and United Kingdom intelligence partners and securing the arrests of 11 people who remain in custody". [Full Article...]

Dangal beats baahubali 2

Dangal beats baahubali 2 Dangal , which has collected Rs. 750 crore since its release in December went on to make a renewed ride on its highly successful box office collections in China surpassing the Hollywood releases. Talking about the same, he said, "I am really happy that 'Dangal' is getting appreciated in China and all over the world ". But I don't think there should be any comparisons. [Full Article...]

Fresh arrest in Manchester bombing raids, 12 in custody

Police have released a photograph of Salman Abedi on the night of the Manchester terror attack, taken from CCTV footage. His father and brother have been detained in Libya . The NHS said 54 people injured in the attack were still being treated in eight hospitals with 19 receiving critical care. Security was highly-visible as 40,000 runners took to Manchester's streets for the Great M... [Full Article...]

Cher performs in pasties at Billboard Music Awards

During tonight's (May 21) Billboard Music Awards, the Queens rapper performed a nine-minute medley of some of her top hits and made a decision to open up with some shade, performing her Remy Diss "No Frauds". For a live performance of " Believe " and " If I Could Turn Back Time ", it appeared that Cher actually did turn back time . The lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave and leader of... [Full Article...]

Wenger in the dark as Arsenal verdict looms

We'll stick with Arsene, because we're unprepared to bring in somebody new, but the FA cup can't excuse performances like Palace, WBA, Watford, the fact we dropped Sanchez against Liverpool and the overall failure of the season - and Arsene still does not deserve a new contract for the way he always deflects the blame from himself. [Full Article...]

Won't allow 'special' Kane to leave, says Tottenham manager

The 45-year-old Argentinian said he was not anxious Kane would leave in the close season as Spurs were in a position to keep the players they wanted to keep. "The first three games I didn't score but then I went on a good run". Spurs may have fallen short in their Premier League title challenge this season as Chelsea reclaimed their crown, but Mauricio Pochettino's vibrant young side ... [Full Article...]


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