Culture


Fox News loses Shine as management restructure gets into gear
- May 10, 2017

Last year, chief executive Riger Ailes stepped down amid allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances. Shine's exit comes on the heels of the ouster of FNC primetime star Bill O'Reilly after a NYT report about the millions Fox News had paid out to women who had made harassment allegations about O'Reilly over more than a decade. (more...)
Did Katy Perry reveal new album title with Met Gala outfit?
- May 10, 2017

Much like Rihanna, Lady Gaga is notorious for stepping out in show-stopping ensembles at major events like the Met Gala. Perry was a co-host for the evening, alongside Pharrell Williams. While the festivities surrounding the 2017 Met Gala might have ended, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's latest Costume Insitute exhibition is set to be opened to the public on May 4. (more...)
Protestors wary, European Union triumphant over Macron victory Protestors wary, European Union triumphant over Macron victory
- May 10, 2017

But with around 10.6 million second-round votes, she feels entitled to present herself as France's main opposition force. Even Le Pen's own people, who didn't actually expect to be walking into the Élysée Palace on Sunday and walking out of the euro on Monday, didn't think they'd lose by more than 20. (more...)
Trudeau congratulates France's president-elect Macron on decisive win Trudeau congratulates France's president-elect Macron on decisive win
- May 10, 2017

The polls were correct, and Macron won way in excess of the 50 percent required in the final round of an election that has left France bitterly divided. He pledged to open a new page for France based on hope and "restored confidence". Sylvie Goulard, a French deputy to the European Parliament, said Mr Macron would make Berlin his first official visit, with perhaps a stop to see French troops stationed overseas as well. (more...)
Ex-'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller gets 1 year in prison
- May 10, 2017

Miller, who founded her eponymous dance company in 1980, was the leading star of Dance Moms for seven seasons before abruptly quitting the show in March, 2017 . Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller found out on Tuesday that she will be spending the next year behind bars. Lukasiak told TribLIVE.com , "I'm here supporting the government because I'm a tax-paying citizen in Pittsburgh". (more...)
Trump's mixed messages on ex-FBI Director Comey
- May 10, 2017

But Democrats were quick to call the move " Nixonian ", saying that the decision by Trump was part of an effort to impede the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation which, in the view of many leading Capitol Hill Democrats, could now only be managed by a special prosecutor going forward. (more...)
Funny Star Wars Day Tweets from a Galaxy Far, Far Away
- May 10, 2017

Government officials from various parts of the world, including Australia, Russia, Canada and the United Kingdom, also shared messages under the tagline May the Fourth be with you. The answer according to StarWars.com is fans made it so (pardon the Star Trek pun). More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways, and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to honor the day. (more...)
Emma Watson wins MTV's first gender-neutral acting award
- May 10, 2017

Netflix's recent run of success at award shows continued on Sunday night at the MTV Movie and TV Awards . But major movie- and TV-driven award shows like the Golden Globes and Oscars still have gender-specific acting categories. However, Piers Morgan mocked Watson's speech. Emma, 27, added: "Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits". "Artists, actors, singers and citizens have a unique opportunity - the ability to speak out and inspire change", Ms. (more...)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Initial Rotten Tomatoes Rating
- May 10, 2017

But she will be reportedly be making wonderful changes in the upcoming movie. After three Fantastic Four movies, "My sweet Aunt Petunia" still elicits shrugs, but "I am Groot" brings smiles to devout fans and comic book neophytes alike. (more...)
Trance producer Robert Miles has died, aged 47 Trance producer Robert Miles has died, aged 47
- May 10, 2017

Miles' friend and executive producer Joe T Vannelli confirmed his death to the Press Association, saying: "Yes man, (it) is a tragedy". Pete Tong said: "Sad to hear Robert Miles passing r.i.p thanks for the music #deconstruction#classichouse". (more...)
Guy Ritchie reinvents 'King Arthur' to mixed results Guy Ritchie reinvents 'King Arthur' to mixed results
- May 10, 2017

It's one of those harmless, up the stakes clichés that's all too common in action movies, but, in the flawed yet amusing " King Arthur ", it unwittingly left me baffled. "It's hardwired to me", he said . Hunnam, who delivered a consistently impressive performance and arc on " Sons of Anarchy ", is striving to be the next big action star but continues to attach himself to projects that require no range whatsoever. (more...)
FCC chairman lays out plan to reverse net neutrality regulation FCC chairman lays out plan to reverse net neutrality regulation
- May 10, 2017

Pai was a commissioner when former Chairman Tom Wheeler forced through the change at the direction of the Obama White House and he said at the time that the change to the status of the internet service providers was a mistake. Proponents of net neutrality and the invocation of Title II regulations say that such oversight is necessary to ensure that the Internet remains "open" and ISPs don't block sites or degrade offerings by rivals. (more...)
Republican Senators: Republican Senators: "Zero Chance" New Health Care Bill Is Passed
- May 10, 2017

House Republicans say they have protected people with pre-existing health problems. "The Senate is starting from scratch". Jesse Ferguson, a Democratic operative who has advised scores of House candidates, said , "It doesn't take even a good ad-maker to figure out how to tell the story of the damage that this bill does to people's health care, whether it's the AARP saying it charges people over 50 five times more , or the American Cancer Society saying it guts protections for preexisting ... (more...)
Millie Bobby Brown Teases 'Strangers Things' Season 2: 'It's Very Dark' Millie Bobby Brown Teases 'Strangers Things' Season 2: 'It's Very Dark'
- May 10, 2017

Brown thanked her parents, her publicists ("you guys are like my best friends"), director Sean Levy ("one of the best directors I've ever had the pleasure of working with"). The only other time she scored a statue was as part of the best ensemble in a drama at the SAG Awards (she lost the best actress SAG Award to "The Crown" star Claire Foy). (more...)
EPA to take down climate data from website EPA to take down climate data from website
- May 10, 2017

Dori Mann takes a snapshot of friends and family posing with a snowman draped with an anti-Trump sign as they all participated in a climate change awareness march and rally, in Denver, Saturday, April 29, 2017 . "We come today to say the effects of climate change are real and causes of climate change are clear ", one of the speakers, Judith Howell, member and political Organizer of SEIU 32BJ, a labor union, told the crowd. (more...)
IPL 2017: AB de Villiers returns home after disappointing RCB season
- May 10, 2017

Chasing a target of 159, Kolkata pulled off a surprise by sending Narine and Lynn [who was returning from a shoulder injury] to open the innings ahead of captain Gautam Gambhir who has been in superb form this season . Narine clobbered six sixes in his 17-ball blitz, including three in a row off the bowling of fellow West Indies spinner Samuel Badree. With 18 for 2 in 3.3 overs, Marsh and Vohra tried to stabilise the innings and they were nearly successful but after adding 21 runs in 3.3 ... (more...)
FBI in turmoil over James Comey firing
- May 10, 2017

In a letter to Comey , Trump said the dismissal was necessary to restore the public's trust and confidence. The refusal by Republicans to accept the legitimacy of law enforcement, even a Republican official like Comey , is the source of both Comey's unusual foray into the election and Trump's decision to fire him. (more...)
Flynn was warned against accepting foreign payments: Pentagon
- May 10, 2017

Another document, an unclassified letter from the Defense Intelligence Agency, indicates that the Defense Intelligence Agency "did not locate any records" relating to Flynn receiving foreign payments, or any records that he sought permission to do so. (more...)
Houston Rockets C Nene will miss rest of playoffs with groin injury
- May 10, 2017

Ginobili quadrupled his playoff average and scored 12 points tonight to go with five assists, seven boards, and a team-high plus-minus of +8. He had a chance at a potential tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of OT, but was blocked from behind by Manu Ginobili . (more...)
Stephen Colbert on Trump firing Comey: 'That shows no gratitude at all' Stephen Colbert on Trump firing Comey: 'That shows no gratitude at all'
- May 10, 2017

Directors typically serve a 10-year term. Toobin went on to say that Comey's firing is reminiscent of President Nixon firing Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor in the Watergate investigation. There were GOP voices who were not on board with the firing of the FBI Director by President Trump. Sen. Several Republicans approached by AFP about the news, which hit Washington like a thunderclap, declined to criticize the president or Comey directly. (more...)

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