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Heinrich: Sessions' testimony shows 'concerted effort' to obstruct investigation
- June 14, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate intelligence committee for more than two hours this afternoon. Sessions told the committee he is protecting Trump's right to later on assert executive privilege "if he chooses". (more...)
Gal Gadot wowed by Paolo Ballesteros' Wonder Woman transformation
- June 14, 2017

The Marvel cinematic universe managed to prove that men and women both go to the theater to see superhero movies with the popularity of characters like Black Widow, Gamora and The Scarlet Witch. Slow-mo was the only way to capture that. "This is her great moment to make the decision to be the one to try and save them ". It is also the first clue that this addition to the DCEU will be much more entertaining and enjoyable. (more...)
Questions For Sessions At The Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing Questions For Sessions At The Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing
- June 14, 2017

The Justice Department says Sessions has requested Tuesday's committee hearing be open because he "believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Comey quoted Trump as saying. The president denied trying to interfere with the investigation and said he would be willing to testify under oath about his interactions with Comey. (more...)
Monaghan thrilled to reunite with Cruise for 'Mission: Impossible 6' Monaghan thrilled to reunite with Cruise for 'Mission: Impossible 6'
- June 14, 2017

An image of Monaghan was posted to the social media website late yesterday. She wrote: "Mission accepted". This will mark her 3rd appearance in the franchise, after first appearing in 2006's " Mission Impossible III " and again in 2011's " Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol ". (more...)
Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit
- June 14, 2017

Granting India and Pakistan membership at the SCO summit will boost the organization's development and potential, according to a joint press communique released after the summit in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, Xinhua reported. "Connectivity with SCO member countries is a priority for India and we whole-heartedly support it". "Prime Minister Modi's address was impressive as Pakistan's true face needs to be flashed in front of the world". (more...)
Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' To Become Book Series Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' To Become Book Series
- June 14, 2017

Brooker himself is set to serve as editor of the books , one assumes to help make sure that each story feels like a proper entry into the established Black Mirror universe. " Black Mirror is the smartest, sharpest show on TV and as huge fans ourselves we know that we are always desperate for more episodes". The series began on the UK's Channel 4, before getting picked up by Netflix for seasons 3 and 4, after the original batch of episodes proved to be a big hit among the service's ... (more...)
Dear Evan Hansen wins best musical at 2017 Tony Awards
- June 14, 2017

Talking about the array of plays against which " Oslo " contended, Bishop said the caliber of work was so high that he wondered whether people realized the magnitude of moment we are living through. Other winners included August Wilson's "Jitney," which collected the Tony for best play revival . No clear favorite this year meant more excitement, and the race for the top prize of " Best Musical " was too close to call going at last night's Tony Awards . (more...)
'The Mummy' is buried at box office by 'Wonder Woman' 'The Mummy' is buried at box office by 'Wonder Woman'
- June 14, 2017

Box office numbers for the weekend are finally in and while Wonder Womanis again the big victor, crossing the $200 million mark in its second weekend, The Mummy is the clear loser. Elsewhere down the box-office tally, the family-friendly animated comedy " Captain Underpants " skivvied up to $12.3 million in its second weekend, for a 10-day total $44.6 million. (more...)
What's next for 'Wonder Woman': Here's what we know about the sequel
- June 14, 2017

Well, now there's even more to love with Gadot's brand of strong hero as she revealed to "Entertainment Weekly" that when the film needed to do some reshoots, she was five months pregnant with her second child. In June 2017, Wonder Woman producer Charles Roven said , "I know I've got to take her from the end of World War I to someplace". This report was in fact a throwaway line in a much larger THR story on the making of the film, noting that Jenkins has an option to ... (more...)
'Katrina' Shifted to Third Installment of FX's 'American Crime Story' 'Katrina' Shifted to Third Installment of FX's 'American Crime Story'
- June 14, 2017

Fans have been waiting for more news on Season 2 which was set to be focused on how Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but that is no more. "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story ", will explore the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace , who was murdered on the steps of his home in Miami Beach by serial killer Andrew Cunanan . (more...)
At "Rough Night" premiere, Scarlett Johansson hangs with her one-time twin
- June 14, 2017

Remember Geraldine Dodd? The 72-year-old woman who looked just like Scarlett Johansson when she was younger? Scarlett Johansson shined in silver on the red carpet Monday. " My grandma looked like Scarlett Johansson when she was younger ", the caption read. "We're a bunch of partying girls, so it's a good running theme, and I'll cover all your hidden costs. (more...)
Anita Pallenberg dead: Model, actor and Rolling Stones muse dies aged 73 Anita Pallenberg dead: Model, actor and Rolling Stones muse dies aged 73
- June 14, 2017

Pallenberg acted in an array of films, most notably the Jagger-staring 1970 crime drama " Performance ", when she started using heroin. Three years after Tara's death, 17-year-old Scott Cantrell, a handyman with whom she had been having an affair, shot himself in her bed with a gun belonging to Richards in their NY home , adding another layer of tragedy to her public persona. (more...)
Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty
- June 14, 2017

Warriors forward Kevin Durant , 28, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals. "I remember the first day of camp and I walk into camp, and I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know what these guys were like on the court", said Durant . (more...)
'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony 'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony
- June 14, 2017

Sessions said he had confidence in Mueller, but could not say if Trump did. "It did not violate my recusal", Sessions responded. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's really the key player here? The former Republican U.S. Sessions, however, seemed to struggle as he was asked to name the policy he cited. He said Comey never talked with him about the investigation. "If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian ambassador during that reception, I do not remember it", he ... (more...)
Polanski rape victim asks judge to close case
- June 14, 2017

A lawyer for Polanski says his sex crime victim will appeal to a judge to end the case against him. Samantha addressed the court, telling judge Scott Gordon that she and her family have been serving a 40-year sentence, waiting for the case against Roman Polanski to finally be put to rest. (more...)
Firefighters battle massive blaze in London high-rise Firefighters battle massive blaze in London high-rise
- June 14, 2017

A 24-floor West London Tower block was engulfed by fire on Wednesday. "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire". There are reports some people got out, but others may have been trapped. An earlier inquest found those who died had been told to stay in their apartment by fire officials who believed the block had adequate measures in place to protect them. (more...)
Sessions: Suggestion of collusion with Russians an 'appalling and detestable lie'
- June 14, 2017

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. Sessions later said the president laid out extensive reasons for firing Comey, all of them related to the director's handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she served as secretary of state. (more...)
More than 50 people injured in London tower block fire -ambulance service
- June 14, 2017

There are no reports of Poles having been affected by a massive fire in a residential tower in west London , Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Wednesday morning. "Somebody did, a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby". "We can only praise the fire services for their efforts. It's just billowing black smoke". (more...)
Did Taylor Swift fire another shot in rivalry with Katy Perry? Did Taylor Swift fire another shot in rivalry with Katy Perry?
- June 14, 2017

Katy Perry's " Witness " and all of Taylor Swift's music are on Spotify now. The pop star's representative confirmed her full catalog will return to all streaming platforms Friday. Reacting to Swift's bold move, one commented: "Katy had it coming when she kept mentioning Taylor in every interview". Perry told late night TV host James Corden about the situation during the " Carpool Karaoke " segment. (more...)
Cops: Inmates Kill Guards, Escape Prison Transport Bus
- June 14, 2017

Mr Sills was emotional as he described the scene. Murdering a correctional officer is a capital offense in Georgia . "I have their blood on my shoes". "I can't tell you how the gate got open". Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier told reporters: "We lost two of our fellow officers, two of our kin". (more...)

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