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Disney's biggest project opens in China Disney's biggest project opens in China
- June 18, 2016

The first day of Disney's second park in Asia was attended by Chinese officials as well as Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger declaring the opening "one of the proudest and most exciting moments in the history of the Walt Disney Company". (more...)
Gawker Files For Bankruptcy And Heads To The Auction Block
- June 17, 2016

In its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York , Gawker listed estimated assets of $50 million to $100 million and liabilities of $100 million to $500 million. Gawker has appealed the judgement against the company, its chief executive Nick Denton and its former editor, A.J. Daulerio, and had asked that it be reduced or stayed while its appeal is pending. (more...)
'Stairway to Heaven' creator Page rebuffs lawyer at trial 'Stairway to Heaven' creator Page rebuffs lawyer at trial
- June 17, 2016

Stairway To Heaven is estimated to have earned a tidy $562m (£334m) as of 2008. FILE - In this July 13, 1985 file photo, singer Robert Plant , left, and guitarist Jimmy Page of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. (more...)
'Just Keep Swimming': A Lesson In Fortitude From Dory And Degeneres
- June 17, 2016

Lending their voices to the project are Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Diane Keaton, Idris Elba , Bill Hader and Sigourney Weaver, among many others. Dory is back with another adventure! " Finding Dory " opens in theaters this weekend, and it comes from Disney Pixar. If you liked Finding Nemo , chances are you'll like Finding Dory as well. (more...)
Man had gun rigged for fast firing, explosives ready
- June 17, 2016

His arrest came hours after a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest in USA history. The felony charges were possession of explosives on a highway, possession of an assault weapon and possession of high-capacity magazines. (more...)
E3 2016 - Crash Bandicoot PS4 Remasters to Be Handled by Vicarious Visions E3 2016 - Crash Bandicoot PS4 Remasters to Be Handled by Vicarious Visions
- June 17, 2016

Sony's Shawn Layden revealed that, working with Activision , they would be remastering "from the ground up" Crash Bandicoot , Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot : Warped for the PS4. Crash will be back with everything that made us love him - his unique personality and special signature moves. The developers had confirmed that players would be able to control the vintage character; reliving its old gameplay, with its familiar TNT crates, rocket launchers, as ... (more...)
Hip-hop musical 'Hamilton' is big victor at Tony Awards Hip-hop musical 'Hamilton' is big victor at Tony Awards
- June 17, 2016

The cast of Hamilton opted to not use prop muskets during their Tony Awards 2016 performance on Sunday, June 12, in light of the tragic Orlando shooting that took place at Pulse nightclub earlier that morning. Many stars also wore a silver ribbon to show solidarity. "Not one day", Miranda said. "I hadn't written anything going into today". "We live in this world where handsome and frightful things exist at the same time and often on the same day". (more...)
Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 108-97 in Game 4
- June 17, 2016

The Warriors , who fell behind by as many as 20 points after a miserable start to Game Three, responded with a much stronger effort to start this one as each team traded shots for much of the first two quarters. "He's a freight train out there and we're trying to follow our rules and just stay in front of him the best we can", Kerr said. The duo had stuggled to hit 3's in the first three games of the series, but head coach Steve Kerr said he knew they would eventually have a breakout game. (more...)
Tony Awards 2016: Tony Awards 2016: "Hamilton" wins 11 awards but doesn't break record
- June 17, 2016

Art, she said, can "at times like these console us". See Miranda's acceptance speech for Best Book of a Musical below. His dog is named Tobillo, the Spanish word for "ankle", because Tobillo nibbled on his wife Vanessa's ankle when they first met. (more...)
Man dies days after being bitten by shark off west Australia Man dies days after being bitten by shark off west Australia
- June 17, 2016

Although the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, the Western Australian government said the woman's injuries were consistent with a shark attack. The university's acting vice-chancellor, Professor Arshad Omari, said: "Doreen was a much loved and respected colleague, mentor and teacher". A 13.77-foot shark was caught on June 1 on a on a line set up around the area Gerring was attacked. (more...)
Democratic senator wages filibuster to push vote on gun control measures Democratic senator wages filibuster to push vote on gun control measures
- June 16, 2016

It is unlikely that those amendments will pass. That bill, which was introduced after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, failed. "Trying and trying and trying to do the right thing is ultimately just as important as getting the outcome in the end". (more...)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 opens in first place in America
- June 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turtle power isn't all that strong the second time around. The Film earns $35.3 millions till now, and the income is expected to increase in upcoming days. It will be profitable, but only moderately so and will close out its domestic run with around $60 million to $65 million. Universal's surreal Andy Samberg comedy "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" launched quietly with $1.8 million at 2,311 screens, projecting to less than $5 million for the weekend. (more...)
James Corden's Carpool Karaoke Of 'Hamilton' Is Better Than Broadway James Corden's Carpool Karaoke Of 'Hamilton' Is Better Than Broadway
- June 16, 2016

The duo proceeded to perform the show's opening number, " Alexander Hamilton , " followed by the fast-paced " Guns and Ships ". After belting out a few rapid-fire, lyric-spitting hit tunes from Hamilton , Corden and Miranda stop on the busy streets of NY to pick up a trio of other stars: Audra McDonald (Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun , Porgy and Bess), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (one-man-show Fully Committed ), and Jane Krakowski ( She Loves Me ). (more...)
Watch 'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda in Broadway-themed Carpool Karaoke Watch 'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda in Broadway-themed Carpool Karaoke
- June 16, 2016

This Carpool Karaoke is just one more reason to be excited for the sure-to-be-Hamilton-dominated Tony Awards this Sunday night. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Jane Krakowski and Jesse Tyler Ferguson crammed into the auto with Corden to help him get to the Tonys. (more...)
Christina Grimmie's Funeral Service to Take Place Later This Week
- June 16, 2016

Her brother, Marcus Grimmie, paid tribute to Christina with a heartwarming speech made in front of the 1,000 or so people who had assembled on the athletic field of the Marlton Memorial Sports Complex. His sister Christina was a former The Voice contestant who was slain while signing autographs after a concert with Before You Exit by 27-year-old gunman Kevin James Loibl. (more...)
Larry David returning with more 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
- June 16, 2016

The Emmy Award-winning comedy series stars Larry David , who plays a fictionalized version of himself. It only took five years, but new episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm are on the way! "I call Larry every two weeks and I check on him because he's old", Smoove said. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Hamilton' reads moving sonnet at Tonys
- June 16, 2016

Together we have to make sure of that. "Think of tonight as the Oscars, but with diversity", host James Corden had said at the beginning of the show. In her memorable acceptance speech, Cynthia who promised not to cry, held up her award and said, "Hi Mommy, look", before thanking all of the women, and a few men, who made her triumphant Broadway debut possible. (more...)
First Big Brother 2016 nominations take place but who will face eviction? First Big Brother 2016 nominations take place but who will face eviction?
- June 16, 2016

A spokesperson for Big Brother told MailOnline: 'We so apologise for some technical difficulties tonight, but you can tune into Big Brother's Bit On The Side to see what you missed'. Andrew Tate has been removed from the Big Brother house but the former contestant and Channel 5 can't seem to agree as to why he's been kicked out of the competition. (more...)
Seth Meyers Bans Trump From 'The Late Night' Seth Meyers Bans Trump From 'The Late Night'
- June 16, 2016

When Trump got word of the story, he took to social media to ban the outlet from covering any of his campaign events. The fact that Washington Post cost Trump $1 million last month ago didn't have anything to do with it. And Trump's defense of the statement was even more vague: "I'll let people figure that out for themselves", he said. "For one thing, Trump banned a major newspaper from reporting on his campaign, and it's not even the first time he's done that". (more...)
Gawker files for bankruptcy following legal battle with Hulk Hogan
- June 16, 2016

Nick Denton , founder of the online media company, had been considering selling Gawker's blogs after a judge denied last month its motion to seek a new trial. The good news for Gawker is that the company can now postpone paying Hogan the colossal sum that it owes him. In a company press release , Gawker Media stated that it has "entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell its seven media brands and other assets to Ziff Davis". (more...)

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