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Trumpet voluntary: Elephants 'excited' by banana-toting Queen Elizabeth Trumpet voluntary: Elephants 'excited' by banana-toting Queen Elizabeth
- April 11, 2017

The Queen, who is Patron of global conservation charity ZSL, which runs Whipsnade Zoo, will enjoy a private tour of the Centre before unveiling a commemorative plaque alongside The Duke - former president of ZSL - during a special ceremony. (more...)
WWE Rumors: Why Shinsuke Nakamura debuted on Smackdown over Raw
- April 11, 2017

His main roster debut, the unequivocal highlight of last week, wouldn't have taken place on SmackDown Live if he wasn't staying here. During the RAW after WrestleMania 33 last week, Mr. Either way, these were some great surprises, as anticipated as they were. These names all could change after the superstar shakeup on RAW . She would quickly enter the title picture on Smackdown . (more...)
Arsenal fans at it again after Palace mauling
- April 11, 2017

The atmosphere became toxic in the away end as goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojević secured a 3-0 victory to heap more misery on Wenger. "I understand also the frustration of the fans because they are such a big club and they want their team winning and it is not an easy situation", he said. (more...)
United CEO 'stands behind' employees, says passenger 'disruptive and belligerent' United CEO 'stands behind' employees, says passenger 'disruptive and belligerent'
- April 11, 2017

There are conflicting reports about whether United offered flight vouchers or $800 cash in exchange for volunteering . "We were stuck there". In the video you can see the man being pulled down the aisle on his back, pulled by his hands, as his shirt was pulled halfway up his torso. (more...)
United CEO says removed passenger was 'disruptive and belligerent' United CEO says removed passenger was 'disruptive and belligerent'
- April 11, 2017

In a letter to United staff, seen by ABC , Munoz describes the incident in Chicago Sunday as "upsetting", but says employees followed correct procedures in dealing with the "disruptive and belligerent" passenger, who refused to get off the plane when told he had been randomly selected to lose his seat. (more...)
'Dancing with the Stars': Rashad Jennings's 'Memorable' contemporary dance was almost ideal 'Dancing with the Stars': Rashad Jennings's 'Memorable' contemporary dance was almost ideal
- April 11, 2017

Really lyrical, and super-nostalgic for any longtime fans of the group. Nick Viall and Petra Murgatroyd recreated the feeling of being on the Bachelor during their rumba number to Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You". David Ross and Lindsay Arnold used a Viennese waltz to portray the feeling of the Chicago Cub's World Series win and David's previous year of playing baseball. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar reveals new album title, artwork and tracklist Kendrick Lamar reveals new album title, artwork and tracklist
- April 11, 2017

The album's iTunes page lists its release date as this Friday ( April 14 ) - not last Friday (April 7) as many fans had expected. Glassy-eyed Kendrick Lamar wears braids and looks like he's spent days in the sauce. "Okay", while another added: "I really do not need to hear U2 on a Kendrick album ". The album follows 2015's Grammy-winning release To Pimp a Butterfly. (more...)
BAFTA 2017: The Crown makers 'giddy and delighted' after five award nominations BAFTA 2017: The Crown makers 'giddy and delighted' after five award nominations
- April 11, 2017

Claire Foy, 32, was given a nod for her portrayal of the younger Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix show's first season. Netflix's royal drama The Crown leads the way with five nods, including best drama and lead actress for Claire Foy . Last year's series of Strictly Come Dancing received nods in both the best entertainment programme and best entertainment performance categories, while Ed Balls' famous Gangnam Style routine made the list of Must-see TV moments of the year. (more...)
Turnbull Praises 'Swift And Just' US Missile Strikes In Syria Turnbull Praises 'Swift And Just' US Missile Strikes In Syria
- April 11, 2017

Vladimir Putin gained the upper hand in Syria because Barack Obama ceded it - a disastrous policy failure that buoyed Assad's hold on power and led to the slaughter of hundreds of civilians in Aleppo. President Donald Trump surprised the world by bombing the Syrian air base from which, he says, the horrifying chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun was launched this week. (more...)
Snoop Dogg Inducted Tupac Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
- April 11, 2017

He wore it like a badge of honor. Snoop continued, " Pac embraced those contradictions that proved that we aren't just a character in someone else's comic book". " Pac's a part of history for a reason because he made history". "When he loves he loves hard, whether it was black people, his homies, his record label, or his handsome and strong mother, Afeni Shakur". (more...)
Satellite images show before, after U.S. strikes on Syrian base Satellite images show before, after U.S. strikes on Syrian base
- April 11, 2017

Factions of the Syrian revolution "view this strike as a turning point in the fight against impunity and as part of the worldwide war on terrorism", the group wrote on social media. Syrian army forces had been losing ground across the country until Russian Federation intervened militarily in September 2015, propping up Mr Assad and protecting its own interests in the region. (more...)
One For Arthur adds tartan touch to Grand National One For Arthur adds tartan touch to Grand National
- April 11, 2017

Lucinda is Scotland's leading jumps trainer and has previously sent out three Grand National runners. "That was awesome, I'm tearful but it is fantastic", Russell, whose partner and assistant at their Arlary House Stables in the Kinross countryside, is former champion jockey Peter Scudamore . (more...)
Baldwin returns to 'SNL' as Trump
- April 11, 2017

Well, after a bit of a break, Saturday Night Live has returned, and of course they brought Baldwin back in, but upped the ante even more than usual. "The shocking allegations of abuse of power that have been leveled against the Obama administration". (more...)
WH financial disclosures: Trump advisers made millions last year WH financial disclosures: Trump advisers made millions last year
- April 11, 2017

The documents show a snapshot of what employees' finances looked like when they first joined the U.S. administration but they do not provide a full account of how White House staff are now disentangling from business assets that could pose possible conflicts of interest. (more...)
Pippa Middleton has 'banned' Vogue Williams from her wedding Pippa Middleton has 'banned' Vogue Williams from her wedding
- April 11, 2017

Kate Middleton's younger sister, Pippa, raised quite a few eyebrows since her reported " no ring, no bring " policy came into effect. According to The Sun , Pippa wants plus ones to be either married or engaged to invited guests - which would mean that, in addition to "banning" Vogue Williams , Prince Harry's girlfriend, Meghan Markle , won't be in attendance either. (more...)
Ed Sheeran settles $20m claim over 'copying' Photograph Ed Sheeran settles $20m claim over 'copying' Photograph
- April 11, 2017

Harrington, Leonard and their publishers HaloSongs filed the lawsuit back in June 2016 alleging that Sheeran's " Photograph " was too similar to their 2009 track " Amazing ". The lawsuit claimed that awesome had been copied "verbatim" with "note for note copying", the Hollywood Reporter said. Details of the settlement were not revealed in the court papers. (more...)
Moscow to discuss counter-terrorism during Tillerson's visit: Russian FM Moscow to discuss counter-terrorism during Tillerson's visit: Russian FM
- April 11, 2017

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also had planned to visit Russian Federation this coming week, but decided Saturday to cancel the trip because of the fast moving events in Syria . The official also said the United States had been unable to determine if a Russian or Syrian aircraft bombed a hospital that was treating victims of the chemical attack. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel pays tribute to the late Don Rickles
- April 11, 2017

I was lucky to know him. "But I'm not good with this sort of thing and I'm sorry". Starting in nightclubs in the 1950s, he would soon find himself on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show , which would be the appearance that would launch his career. (more...)
John Cena proposes to long time girlfriend at WrestleMania
- April 11, 2017

Would you prefer your bae to use your real name or nickname (i.e. the name you might use more often) during your proposal? "(I said ) "Do you know one day I'm going to marry you?' And you said, 'Yes ". She posted: "Happy tears!" Brie Bella, Nikki Bella's twin sister, felt the same way. A tweet from WWE showed Cena proposing with a diamond ring. (more...)
Fans Bid Farewell To Chuck Berry At Public Viewing
- April 11, 2017

Berry played at both of Mr Clinton's presidential inaugurations. Berry died on March 18 at the age of 90. He captivated audiences around the world. Letters from Bill Clinton and Paul McCartney were also read during the service. Current St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson acknowledged Berry's contribution to the state by not straying away from his hometown roots. "He is one of America's greatest rock & roll pioneers", Clinton wrote. (more...)

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