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Lower sales drag down Macy's profit, results miss forecast
- May 12, 2017

Shares fell 9.61% to US$26.50 in pre-market trade. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 50 cents, or 1.1 percent, to settle at $47.83 per barrel in NY after surging $1.45 on Wednesday. The job of turning around Macy's falls to new chief executive officer Jeff Gennette, who began running the company in late March. Macy's has also tested an off-price strategy and new ideas like self-service in some of its shoe departments. (more...)
My son likes Spider-Man not Star-Lord: Chris Pratt
- May 12, 2017

For some part, the success of the initial Guardians of the Galaxy film was due to the fact that people were unfamiliar with these characters. Pinewood Atlanta Studios offers 18 separate sound stages and even with the scale of Guardians' visual effects content the production team built several full 360-degree practical sets, rather than building the movie's visuals entirely around green screen backdrops. (more...)
Ridley Scott Admits He Got Prometheus Wrong Ridley Scott Admits He Got Prometheus Wrong
- May 12, 2017

It comes with a suggestion that it would take place between Prometheus and Covenant (2012). In a revealing interview with Yahoo , director Ridley Scott opens up about how the negativity towards Prometheus inspired him to give the fans what they wanted. (more...)
Media persons face tough time in covering Bieber show
- May 12, 2017

The Asia leg of Bieber's " Purpose World Tour " is set to be the the most expensive live concert in India, with a budget of $4 million. Whatever the reason maybe, we hope Justin comes back soon, as he promised while closing his concert! Navi Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale said 500 security personnel along with 25 officers have been deployed to ensure proper security at the stadium, with drone cameras keeping a constant watch. (more...)
Abby Lee Miller Sentenced; Former Students React to Teacher's Jail Time
- May 12, 2017

Prosecutors want the 51-year-old Miller to spend 2 1/2 years in prison. Miller was indicted in October 2015 on charges of concealing income in the amount of $675,000 from her stint on the Lifetime reality show in 2012 and 2013. Cota, who appeared on seasons three, four and six, explained how she will not be visiting Miller in prison because "she wouldn't visit me!" The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following ... (more...)
Young Royals Mark Princess Charlotte's Birthday With New Portrait Young Royals Mark Princess Charlotte's Birthday With New Portrait
- May 12, 2017

Captured by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton , the picture features a radiant Princess Charlotte who turns two on May 2nd (Tuesday). And while the royal family plans to celebrate Princess Charlotte's birthday "privately", according to People , they took the opportunity to thank the public for the well wishes in the photograph's caption. (more...)
Effort to block Confederate statue's removal goes to court
- May 12, 2017

A fourth, the Liberty Place monument, was removed in the dead of night without advance notice last month due to threats of violence. That message came after rumors had already been stoked earlier in the day after NOPD dropped off additional barricades and spotlights at the site, drew both protesters and celebrants to separate areas near the statue, one of four the city is working to remove from public places. (more...)
It's a Scientific Method to My Madness It's a Scientific Method to My Madness
- May 12, 2017

As for those jokes, Moss isn't concerned. "You don't live my life". Everybody like talk about the plane, I didn't know that was news. Bow Wow's comments about the careers of peers like Chris Brown and Trey Songz didn't go unnoticed during his interview with Hot 97 with both artists responding on social media. (more...)
Trump explains why he ousted Comey quickly - but waited to fire Flynn Trump explains why he ousted Comey quickly - but waited to fire Flynn
- May 12, 2017

Republican members pointedly asked Ms. Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who testified with her, whether they leaked the information to the media. President Trump later fired Yates for refusing to enforce his travel ban . Flynn was sacked by Trump after less than a month on the job. But he went on to say that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. (more...)
Real Madrid end Atletico's Champions League dream again Real Madrid end Atletico's Champions League dream again
- May 12, 2017

Zinedine Zidane's side can become the first team to retain the Champions League title when they face his former club Juventus in the final in Cardiff on June 3. "He could be the man who makes history winning two Champions Leagues back to back, and it is also important at the same time to win La Liga as we miss it", he told Omnisport at a FIFA Legends event in Bahrain. (more...)
Rock Ramblings: Some extra 'ZZZZZs' for Mother's Day Rock Ramblings: Some extra 'ZZZZZs' for Mother's Day
- May 12, 2017

On the most basic level, a gift of cash can earn you a tax deduction. In fact, when it comes to kids coming up with ideas, mothers are pretty easy to please. If mom feels down or misses you or your siblings, she can then dip into the box for a laugh. The mom beams at her grown daughter and gushes at the beauty of the flowers and her impish delightful maneuver to commander them. (more...)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Opens to $101 Million Internationally
- May 12, 2017

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , has shared an official mashup poster of the film with The Empire Strikes Back to his social media pages. And Drax? Well Drax just spends the entire movie stealing Star Lord's one-liners and generally just owning the galaxy. Marvel Studios' latest blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. (more...)
President Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud
- May 12, 2017

Despite those objections, conservatives and some Trump supporters insisted that voter fraud is rampant and must be cracked down upon. In that role, he helped craft the the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), a post-9/11 program that required additional layers of screening for people entering the United States from countries - nearly all in the Middle East - believed to be home to known terror suspects. (more...)
Jay Z Signs 10-Year $200 Million Live Nation Deal Jay Z Signs 10-Year $200 Million Live Nation Deal
- May 12, 2017

In the deal, Live Nation will serve as the producer and promoter of any of Jay's worldwide tours over the next decade. 'Live Nation and I entered uncharted territory in 2008, ' recalled the recording artist, before continuing 'over nine years, we have traveled the world producing historic music experiences. (more...)
Alien: Covenant Sequel Will Begin Shooting by Next Year Alien: Covenant Sequel Will Begin Shooting by Next Year
- May 12, 2017

The filmmaker then went on to admit that, with the way people reacted to Prometheus, he needed to change the direction he wanted to take the Alien franchise and satisfy series fans. By the time the movie kicks into full " Alien " mode with dark corridors, lots of screaming and the odd jump-in-your-seat scene, you feel like you've seen it all before. (more...)
Melissa McCarthy "feels pretty" as Sean Spicer in new "SNL" promo
- May 12, 2017

And the resemblance was uncanny. Shortly after the news leaked about FBI Director James Comey's firing yesterday, Sean Spicer did what all Press Secretaries do in times of crisis: he hid in the bushes. McCarthy hosts " SNL " on Saturday. Musical guest this week will be HAIM. McCarthy's impression of Spicer as a high-strung, gum-chomping, belligerent White House spokesman debuted in Feburary and immediately went viral. (more...)
Purists force Cannes to ban Netflix films from competition Purists force Cannes to ban Netflix films from competition
- May 12, 2017

The rule change is the fallout of a tussle between Netflix and French cinema owners over two films the Los Angeles-based company produced - Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories and Bong Joon-ho's Okja. The Cannes Film Festival is taking a stand against Netflix. Netflix is now working with The Jokers on an alternative plan to release " Okja " in select theaters in France, insiders say. (more...)
American Gods Scores A Second Season American Gods Scores A Second Season
- May 12, 2017

The TV Gods have smiled upon American Gods again today with Starz giving the recently debuted series a pretty quick Season 2 renewal. This comes from Deadline , which says season two of American Gods will most likely premiere "mid-2018", and though the specific number of episodes that season two will have hasn't been determined yet, it will most likely be "at least the eight that the first season had". (more...)
Watch Jim McElwain answer question about the nude shark photo Watch Jim McElwain answer question about the nude shark photo
- May 12, 2017

Meanwhile, University of Florida football coach Jim McElwain sought to throw cold water on social media rumors that he is the fishy character, Deadspin reported . "It's not him", a Jimmy John's rep told Inside Edition. Your guess why is as good as any, but the image went viral after conservationist Anneka Svenska tweeted out a call to locate this mystery man and ask him what's amusing about "humiliating slaughtered animals". (more...)
Apple and Amazon will reportedly put feuding aside for the Apple TV
- May 12, 2017

Amazon Prime Video , which is available as a separate $8.99/month service or packaged in with the $99 yearly cost of Amazon Prime, has been barred from the Apple TV due to disagreements between the two companies over "acceptable business terms". (more...)

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