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Woody Allen Says Rape Joke Didn't Offend Him
- May 15, 2016

It's likely that the film's high-profile placement as the festival's opener prompted Farrow to pen his essay, the Times said. It questioned the festival's and the media's continued embrace of the 80-year-old director. Allen yesterday said he had "said everything I had to say about that whole issue" in that column. "I think any jokes about rape , homophobia, or Hitler is not a joke", she said, adding, "I can't imagine Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby going out and doing that". (more...)
Ferguson's First Black Police Chief to Be Sworn in Monday Ferguson's First Black Police Chief to Be Sworn in Monday
- May 15, 2016

The lack of black police officers became a point of contention for protesters, who say the force is unrepresentative of the community, which is two-thirds black. "I've been on the receiving end of police officers hurling racial slurs at you". Brown's shooting by white police Officer Darren Wilson brought national attention to Ferguson's racial wounds. (more...)
Donald Trump Campaign Disavows Longtime Butler's Call to Murder President Obama Donald Trump Campaign Disavows Longtime Butler's Call to Murder President Obama
- May 14, 2016

Senecal wrote at least a dozen similarly inflammatory posts on Facebook insulting Obama and calling for him to be hanged. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as she campaigns at East Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, California, Thursday, May 5, 2016. (more...)
Game of Thrones Actor Talks Being Killed Off in Oathbreaker Scene
- May 14, 2016

How bite-size the first Tower of Joy flashback was. Ned then hears screams coming from the tower, and he rushes up the stairs. It happened in Game of Thrones season 6, and it would be utterly flabbergasting if it didn't also happen in Winds of Winter. (more...)
Revealing Jon Snow's fate saved Kit Harington from speeding ticket Revealing Jon Snow's fate saved Kit Harington from speeding ticket
- May 14, 2016

He also said that the officer added "Whether I take you into the police station depends on what your answer is". The actor revealed on Jimmy Fallon's show on Friday that a policeman told him he would have to go to the police station or he could get out of it by telling him if Harrington's character would live in the next season. (more...)
Black Panther Battles Bucky In New Captain America: Civil War Clip
- May 14, 2016

While Civil War was not shot specifically for 3D but converted in post-production - and thus has made the Fake 3D list on RealorFake3D.com - that's a distinction that's likely not to matter for millions of moviegoers on its opening weekend. (more...)
Michael B Jordan added to Marvel's Black Panther cast
- May 14, 2016

Michael is also co-writing a new comic book series, North , which is a spy action story. Like Thompson, it's as-of-yet unclear who Jordan might be playing in Black Panther, though THR has one source claiming he could be assuming an antagonist role opposite Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther/T'Challa. (more...)
Missouri GOP party faces challenge uniting party behind Trump
- May 14, 2016

He's better than Hillary Clinton: With few exceptions, that's about the best compliment Donald Trump received Wednesday from top Colorado Republicans reacting to the reality that the NY billionaire had all but clinched the GOP nomination for president. (more...)
'Cafe Society' star Blake Lively blasts 'not funny' Woody Allen rape joke 'Cafe Society' star Blake Lively blasts 'not funny' Woody Allen rape joke
- May 14, 2016

A trailer has been released for the latest title from writer and director Woody Allen , titled Cafe Society . "We need these festivals to promote film makers". "Film festivals are such a lovely, respectful festivals of film and artists and to have that, it felt like it wouldn't have happened if it was in the 1940s", she added. (more...)
A bloodbath of shows axed for new shows to debut next season A bloodbath of shows axed for new shows to debut next season
- May 14, 2016

Despite the fact that Katic was one half of the show's main pairing, co-star Nathan Fillion and the remaining cast were in contract talks to return for a Season 9. This should be what the "unforeseen twist" mentioned in the synopsis for "Castle" season 8 finale was about. "Dear Fans, In whatever project I do next, loudly notice how unlike 'Castle' and fresh and versatile I am". (more...)
Aaron Rodgers' brother to compete on 'The Bachelorette' Aaron Rodgers' brother to compete on 'The Bachelorette'
- May 14, 2016

Jordan lists his profession as " Former Pro Quarterback ". Bachelorette fans should keep their eye on Grant Kemp this season, but not because he makes it to the final rose ceremony - Reality Steve's spoilers indicate that Grant is eliminated early-on in the season. (more...)
Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy
- May 14, 2016

The potential problems to come with it, he says, can already be seen in the public sector at companies like Target stores. "We will not yield to blackmail from the president of the United States". So, naturally, states are vowing to discriminate against transgender students. "I applaud the Obama administration for establishing policies that will better provide all our children an opportunity to thrive", Inslee said. (more...)
Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner getting back together? Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner getting back together?
- May 14, 2016

Ben and Jennifer were spotted taking their children to the famed ice cream shop Amorino. And when things appeared proceeding at a much more soother pace as the couple made a decision to move to the United Kingdom to spend quality time with each other, the prodigies are stuck in another scandal which maintains Jennifer Garner as pregnant. (more...)
Cruz refuses to back Trump; hints he could revive his campaign Cruz refuses to back Trump; hints he could revive his campaign
- May 14, 2016

Ted Cruz was counting on a win in Indiana's primary last week, and when he lost by almost 17 points, the Texas senator wisely dropped out of the race. Cruz said he'll address the Texas GOP convention Saturday afternoon. It is up to us to drive a contested convention and nominate a principled conservative who will represent American values, freedoms, liberties, and the Constitution if we act next month in the primary. (more...)
Jake Revealed as Mellie's Running Mate on 'Scandal Jake Revealed as Mellie's Running Mate on 'Scandal
- May 13, 2016

She meets Fitz in the Oval Office to tell him that Jake will be Mellie's running mate. Huck tells her the only way to get him is to walk through the front door. It will be Olivia against Cyrus in Season 6. But, of course, as the end of the episode proved, this was never about getting Jake to the White House. (more...)
Four India cities among most polluted in world, WHO says
- May 13, 2016

The most polluted city of the world now is Zabol in Iran, with PM 2.5 at an alarming 217. The numbers of cities not meeting the standards globally have increased over time from 1,122 in 2014 to 2,051 cities this year. "It is good news that more cities are stepping up to monitor air quality, so when they take actions to improve it they have a benchmark", said Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director general for family, women's and children's health. (more...)
Marvel's 'The Defenders' and 'Jessica Jones' to be Filmed Back-to-Back Marvel's 'The Defenders' and 'Jessica Jones' to be Filmed Back-to-Back
- May 13, 2016

She said they may even "overlap a bit". Luke Cage is now slated to reach Netflix on 30 September, while Iron Fist is not scheduled to premiere until 2017. Accordingly then, we're not quite done with the darkness and PTSD that characterised Jessica in season one, but there might still be a little light to be found, especially among the supporting cast (including The Matrix's Carrie-Ann Moss) who will apparently be taking a more central role this year. (more...)
Counseling association cancels Tennessee convention Counseling association cancels Tennessee convention
- May 13, 2016

The decision by Centers for Spiritual Living comes a day after the American Counseling Association canceled its 2017 conference in Nashville which had expected to draw 3,000 people to the state. The law, backers say, isn't just about LGBT patients. In addition to calling it discriminatory, the organization says the law could wind up harming emotionally vulnerable people seeking help, including ones who may have bonded with a therapist and was later rejected because of something they ... (more...)
Why Nick Fury Wasn't In Captain America: Civil War
- May 13, 2016

This time around our heroes don't have some super-powered villain bent on destroying the planet to take down, but rather are fighting against each other. "We have a tough task just telling the stories of the characters who exist [on the big screen] in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let alone adding the entire Marvel Television universe". (more...)
Fandango Poll Says Marvel Movie Fans Want a Black Widow Solo Movie
- May 13, 2016

Catch a glimpse of the action in front of and behind the camera above. The tentpole stars Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man and Chris Evans' title character, and introduces Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther and Tom Holland's Spider-Man. The airport sequence is prominently teased in the trailers for Civil War , but the Russos say that's just the briefest taste of what's in store. Civil War has already started opening overseas, but with another week to go until it reaches the USA, fans are ... (more...)

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