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'Wonder Woman' Crushes Weekend Box Office Record for Women-Directed Films 'Wonder Woman' Crushes Weekend Box Office Record for Women-Directed Films
- June 14, 2017

Posting an article from the associated press announcing the North American debut of the female-led superhero film reaching $100.5 million in the box office, Evans gave a warm and explosive congrats to Wonder Woman . "It's something I hope we don't talk about in the public [because] I want people to see, but it's very hard to know which characters will be in the next movie because of the time period, so it's a big question". (more...)
Bill Cosby admits giving pills to Andrea Constand
- June 14, 2017

Constand alleges that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his home when she was an employee at his alma mater, Temple University . He has said the sexual encounter was consensual. In particular, much of Friday's testimony consisted of read backs of Cosby's description of a phone call with Constand's mother, Gianna . Valliere has a PhD in clinical psychology from Rutgers University and has treated thousands of sexual assault victims and offenders during 30-plus years in the field. (more...)
Pittsburgh Penguins defend Stanley Cup title Pittsburgh Penguins defend Stanley Cup title
- June 14, 2017

Carl Hagelin (HAG'-lihn) sealed the win by scoring into an empty net with 14 seconds left. The proof was all around Lemieux as he spoke on the ice at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night after the Penguins nudged past the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final to become the first team in 19 years and the first of the salary cap era to win back-to-back titles. (more...)
Deputy AG Rosenstein Says He's Seen No Reason to Fire Mueller Deputy AG Rosenstein Says He's Seen No Reason to Fire Mueller
- June 14, 2017

The pressing question of whether the president even has the authority to fire Mueller was addressed early Tuesday morning as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before a different senate committee. Questions about Mueller's job security swirled through Washington on Monday evening after Chris Ruddy , the CEO of NewsMax and a longtime Trump confidant, told PBS that the president was mulling the possibility of firing the special counsel. (more...)
Officer Rescues Dog That Jumped Out of Vehicle on Lake Shore Drive Officer Rescues Dog That Jumped Out of Vehicle on Lake Shore Drive
- June 14, 2017

He struggled to get out, but, luckily, an officer was nearby and fished the pup out of the water. "He just kept running back and forth, was pretty excited". Police brought the dog back to the station. Police say the dog, a pit bull, was only in the water for about five seconds before officer Farris pulled him out. (more...)
The Mummy Bombs Domestically; Makes Back Budget Internationally The Mummy Bombs Domestically; Makes Back Budget Internationally
- June 14, 2017

Universal's previous Mummy series (1999, 2001, 2008) concluded less than a decade ago. The Gal Gadot superhero film has quickly earned more than USD205 million domestically in two weeks. The good news , however, is that The Mummy will do well internationally. The critical consensus in China more closely mirrored North America than audience turnout, however. (more...)
Ariana Grande leads star-studded One Love Manchester concert
- June 14, 2017

Grande's single " One Last Time " which she closed the show with, rocketed to number two in the official charts. Sunday's show raised more than £2.35 million (S$4.17 million), said the British Red Cross , bringing the total collected for the Manchester Emergency Fund to more than £9.6 million. (more...)
Weekend box office: Pirates of the Caribbean beats Baywatch Weekend box office: Pirates of the Caribbean beats Baywatch
- June 14, 2017

Meanwhile, the R-rated " Baywatch " reboot of the '90s syndicated TV show by Viacom's VIA, +0.00% Paramount Pictures finished in third place, with just $18.1 million in its first three days ($22 million estimated through Monday). I was surprised that it cracked ten million last weekend but between Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant , the new competition last weekend was pretty thin. (more...)
Cosby's fate in hands of jury during second day of deliberations Cosby's fate in hands of jury during second day of deliberations
- June 14, 2017

The jury is set to reconvene after deliberating for four hours Monday night. So far, jurors have asked the judge three questions. Jurors asked about the phrasing Tuesday morning during their sixth hour of their second day of deliberations, but Judge Steven O'Neill said he couldn't define it for them. (more...)
Prosecutors rest their case at Cosby's trial
- June 14, 2017

The comedian, accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004, is said to be in a "good mood" about the way things are going so far, Deadline's Dominic Patten reported Thursday evening. In the deposition, which became public almost two years ago, Cosby said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl. (more...)
Wonder Woman to be banned in Lebanon over Israeli lead Gal Gadot? Wonder Woman to be banned in Lebanon over Israeli lead Gal Gadot?
- June 14, 2017

From a young age, Diana is trained by her aunt, the fierce General Antiope (Robin Wright), to be the best fighter. According to Entertainment Weekly , Wonder Woman is "the smart, satisfying DC movie you've been waiting for", while Variety says that Gadot and director Patty Jenkins "breathe some fresh air" into the DC Universe. (more...)
North Korea edging closer to launch a nuclear ICBM
- June 14, 2017

Two missile launchers are already in place but Seoul has made a decision to suspend any further deployment until an environmental impact assessment ordered by new President Moon Jae-In is finished. " The series of recent strategic weapons tests show that we are not too far away from test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile ", the article stated. (more...)
Kathy Griffin breaks down and claims the Trump family ruined her life Kathy Griffin breaks down and claims the Trump family ruined her life
- June 14, 2017

So far this week 5 of her performances have been canceled. The Republican National Committee (RNC) said in a statement that Griffin was "playing the victim" and "blaming others for her hateful actions". He said Griffin is co-operating with the agency. Her response? A tearful Kathy said, "That hurt". Al Franken from a July event in Minnesota to promote Franken's new book, " Giant of the Senate ". (more...)
Trump allies turn on special counsel Robert Mueller
- June 14, 2017

Only a few days before the 45th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, could President Trump really be contemplating a reenactment of one of the most notorious episodes of that scandal: President Richard M. Sessions says he was not silent, saying he stressed to Comey the need to be careful about following appropriate policies. But after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey last week, Gingrich said he'd changed his mind. (more...)
Top 10 Most Expected Games Launched in E3 Event Top 10 Most Expected Games Launched in E3 Event
- June 14, 2017

To highlight the games that take advantage of the Xbox One X , Microsoft has released a series of badges to appear on game boxes and digital download pages to highlight what they do on the new system. Indeed, if you compare the Xbox One X to a comparable gaming PC , its $500 price starts to look like a bargain. There will be 22 "console launch exclusives" when the Xbox One X arrives, including Crackdown 3 , Forza Motorsport 7 , and Sea of Thieves . (more...)
Demi Moore lost her front teeth to stress Demi Moore lost her front teeth to stress
- June 14, 2017

In all seriousness, and without going into detail, Moore said she "literally knocked it out" not too long ago. "I sheared off my front teeth", Moore said. Indeed, according to dentists, teeth grinding is usually brought on by stress - and can ultimately result in losing permanent teeth. "It was nearly like it fell out and my warranty was up". (more...)
Taylor Swift returns to Spotify the same day Katy releases album
- June 14, 2017

A few years back , Swift removed her albums from all services except Apple Music back in 2014. The 27-year old award-winning singer, #Taylor Swift , has now finally made a decision to let bygones be bygones and has released all of her songs to all #streaming services. (more...)
Sony Announced PlayStation 4 Sales Milestones
- June 14, 2017

It's in development at Bluepoint Games , which is the same studio that handled the 2011 PS3 remaster of the game. The game will be a PS4 exclusive with its release date set for 2018. Express reported that fans of the game have previously noted that the trailer at PSX didn't end with even a rough release date like some other trailers will close with a "coming 2017" tag at the end. (more...)
Trump mulling firing special counsel on Russia Robert Mueller
- June 14, 2017

The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing) Mueller lies with Rosenstein because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , recused himself in March from all investigations involving Russian Federation and the 2016 elections. (more...)
Sony unveils Spider-man game at E3 expo
- June 14, 2017

Another trailer also revealed that Coco Bandicoot is playable in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy . Uncharted The Lost Legacy is a standalone expansion, which nearly feels like a full game at this point. The new combat mechanics keeps the gameplay feel fresh and innovative. There's now over 60 million PS4 consoles being used by consumers around the world. (more...)

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