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Ronnie O'Sullivan makes winning start to World Championships
- April 17, 2017

O'Sullivan was warned about his behaviour in a letter from the WPBSA after he publicly criticised a referee and swore at a photographer during January's Masters. "The language can be quite threatening in these letters, which is quite unsettling because I'm a happy guy."I've had the best year of my life - playing snooker, doing exhibitions, doing the American Hustle, writing the book and doing my work with Eurosport - I've never been happier". (more...)
Zola explains Birmingham resignation
- April 17, 2017

Zola will be looking for his side to bounce back after conceding an injury time victor to Derby on Saturday in Gary Rowett's first return to St Andrew's as an opposition manager since his sacking by Birmingham. Former Blues man Lloyd Dyer opened the scoring in the first half as he took advantage of a Tomasz Kuszczak error, while Lucas Akins doubled the away side's lead in the second half from a corner. (more...)
Lady Gaga 'The Cure': Singer Drops New Single at Coachella
- April 17, 2017

Beyonce was to become the second female headliner in Coachella's 18-year history. The 31-year-old Grammy award victor surprised fans by debuting her new single The Cure . As one would expect from Gaga , there's still an unflappable desire to entertain and confound and she orchestrates wildly different settings for each of her performances throughout the set. (more...)
'Fate of the Furious' set to smash global box office records
- April 17, 2017

Now, it remains to be seen if this latest " Furious " film can make it to the $2 billion club where " Star Wars " sits with "Titanic " and "Avatar ", but half a billion in less than a week is a hell of start. CinemaScore, one of the industry leaders in measuring movie appeal among audiences, gave Furious 8 an A grade, which seems to be a good sign that word of mouth will be strong, as well. (more...)
Lady Gaga's visual director promises 'wow factor' during Coachella set
- April 17, 2017

She is set to embark on a world tour in support of the album later this year. We have to know who to call to get what done, there's no time to take any chances. The singer's custom Balenciaga denim jacket is sure to be in demand, especially after she paired it with such an incredible pair of boots. I have been through so much in my life and I've seen so much. (more...)
Top US diplomat Nikki Haley says no Syria peace with Assad
- April 17, 2017

A joint command centre made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah said the U.S. strike on a Syrian airbase crossed "red lines", hours after the United States indicated removing President Bashar al-Assad was the only hope for peace. (more...)
Zoo owner: April the giraffe's baby is 'very independent' Zoo owner: April the giraffe's baby is 'very independent'
- April 17, 2017

Of course, there's the possibility of users taking advantage of the freedom Animal Adventure Park has given them, and choosing some of the most outlandish, silly names possible. The park said it will livestream April and her calf through Thursday. The proud papa, a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver, watched from an adjacent pen. (more...)
Statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled at Dodger Stadium
- April 17, 2017

The team will unveil his likeness during Jackie Robinson Day festivities on Saturday, April 15, 2017 , with his wife and extended family in attendance on the 70th anniversary of him breaking baseball's color barrier. Upon joining the Dodgers in 1947, Robinson led the Dodgers to win 6 pennants and the World Series in 1955. "When all of us are looking down, we will have thousands of students that bear the Jackie Robinson name". (more...)
NYT wins Pulitzer Prize for PH drug war report NYT wins Pulitzer Prize for PH drug war report
- April 17, 2017

Fahrenthold investigated not only Trump's claims of charitable giving but also disclosed that the Republican presidential candidate had boasted in crude terms about groping women in a 2005 videotape. The 101th edition of the awards, announced at Columbia University in NY, came with the USA news media under asault from the White House for peddling "fake news" critical of the administration, and after the press took a bashing for failure to predict Trump's election. (more...)
Lady Gaga debuts new song called The Cure at Coachella music festival
- April 17, 2017

Kendrick Lamar will headline the event on the last night. Lady Gaga is heading Coachella this weekend, has sold millions of records, sung at the Oscars and scored a Golden Globe for her turn in "American Horror Story" - but she still had to audition for the leading role in " A Star Is Born ". (more...)
Lady Gaga Debuts New Song 'The Cure' at Coachella 2017
- April 17, 2017

Gaga will return to the festival to perform during the second weekend (22-23Apr17). Gaga made clear at Coachella that her old spirit remained undiminished. Beyonce has flirted with Coachella for years. It was ready to be debuted in front of 100k people at Coachella and millions more watching the live stream. (more...)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Will Have Space Battles
- April 17, 2017

Ever since the launch of the title for the film , hardcore fans have been wondering whether "The Last Jedi" refers to Luke Skywalker or the entire Jedi race and now, director Rian Johnson has himself confirmed that it is in fact, the former. (more...)
Record-breaking debut for newest 'Fast and Furious' flick
- April 17, 2017

This excluded China as the film released three weeks after its worldwide release. Furious 7 generated additional interest due to the death of actor Paul Walker , who was killed in a auto accident in 2013. "It is a franchise that has adapted and changed over the years and is as relevant in 2017 as it was in 2001", noted Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for comScore. (more...)
Ala. governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors
- April 17, 2017

State Auditor Jim Zeigler said he's going to audit the contents of the Governor's mansion as soon as Robert Bentley vacates it. Then previous year, the state's top police officer - fired by Mr Bentley - provided news organisation AL.com with salacious details of the secret romance. (more...)
Weekend box office: The Fate of the Furious dominates as expected
- April 17, 2017

Fate of the Furious has one of the most inclusive group of actors in such a high-profile project and stars Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez. Fate of the Furious made $ 190 million in China on the opening weekend, about $90 million more than it did in the USA and Canada and 10 times more than third place on the list, Mexico at $17.8 million. (more...)
Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 Renewed By AMC Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 Renewed By AMC
- April 17, 2017

In a news release, AMC said Erickson would leave after completion of Season 3 to develop new products for AMC Studios. Season 4 may be the litmus test for Fear the Walking Dead. The series stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane and as TheWrap exclusively reported , "Teen Wolf" alum Daniel Sharman. (more...)
The Fate Of The Furious Races Past Global Box Office Record
- April 17, 2017

Star Wars took in $529 million total on its opening weekend and, well, Furious 8 looks like it just surpassed that. Universal Pictures has estimated the film will earn a record 532.5 million United States dollars (£425.2 million) worldwide over the holiday weekend, thanks to a particularly robust showing in 63 territories including China. (more...)
Lady Gaga gives first glimpse of 'A Star is Born' remake
- April 17, 2017

The proceeds will go to Gaga's Born This Way foundation. READ: Beyoncé's fans outraged after she cancels her Coachella performance. " A Star is Born " is being produced by Bill Gerber , Jon Peters , Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor; with Basil Iwanyk and Ravi Mehta serving as executive producers. (more...)
'Fast 8' on fastest track to reap China's box office gold
- April 17, 2017

Watch a film clip from " The Fate of the Furious ", starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Dwayne Johnson . If those estimates hold when final numbers are tallied early Monday, Furious 8 will eclipse Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($529 million) to boast the biggest global opening of all time. (more...)
Gina Rodriguez Is Your New Carmen Sandiego Gina Rodriguez Is Your New Carmen Sandiego
- April 17, 2017

If rumours are to be believed, the global superthief might be heading to Netflix for a new animated series. The name " Carmen Sandiego " conjures up memories of elementary school computer labs, villains with ridiculous pun names, and the melodies of Rockapella. (more...)

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