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What does the new-look Ken doll do for male body image? What does the new-look Ken doll do for male body image?
- June 22, 2017

The new offering also gifts Ken with 3 different body types: broad, slim, and original, the aim is to give people more choices for the ultimate storytelling experience. Are you the kind of person who is kept up at night thinking, " Mattel's Ken doll has such an unrealistic body!" The El Segundo, Calif. -based company also announced new Barbie looks Tuesday, including one with a almost shaved head and another with an Afro. (more...)
Nicole Kidman celebrates 50th birthday with her family Nicole Kidman celebrates 50th birthday with her family
- June 22, 2017

Later, Kidman and her family indulged in a tasty multi-layered cake . "I'm absolutely embracing it", she added . Thank you for all the birthday love and birthday wishes. Reese Witherspoon: "Wishing a big happy birthday to my dear friend, the one and only, mega-talented, #NicoleKidman! ". News that her younger sister, Antonia, 46, would be joining her in the United States for the birthday celebrations. (more...)
Kate Middleton Looks Very British in This Outfit for the Royal Ascot
- June 22, 2017

It was Qemah's second triumph at the Royal meeting as she won the Coronation Stakes 12 months ago. Last year's victor Profitable threw down a challenge inside the last of five furlongs, but Lady Aurelia found another gear to seal an emphatic three-length verdict to give Ward his eighth Royal Ascot victor. (more...)
House votes to undo key parts of Dodd-Frank financial reform law House votes to undo key parts of Dodd-Frank financial reform law
- June 22, 2017

It primarily targets the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act which was enacted a few years after the collapse. At a press conference Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan called Hensarling's bill "the crown jewel" of Republican efforts to revamp regulations toward a goal of "creating good-paying jobs and getting back to real economic growth". (more...)
Twitter to let streaming video stars collect money from fans Twitter to let streaming video stars collect money from fans
- June 22, 2017

The new program is only available in the US for now, and is live as part of an app update to Periscope on iOS and Android. (They are disabled for replays.) To buy them, you need Periscope coins - a new virtual currency that is rolling out in the app today. (more...)
Here's what celebrities think about Bill Cosby's mistrial Here's what celebrities think about Bill Cosby's mistrial
- June 22, 2017

And we don't know if there was one holdout, if there was two holdouts. "We are sprouting up, we are looking for reform, uncovering the rape culture in this country where victims are blamed and shamed". Constand is ready to go to trial again, said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani. "This is not the end". We can now wonder if a lot of those kinds of attitudes were at play in. (more...)
Judge says names of jurors in Cosby trial can be released Judge says names of jurors in Cosby trial can be released
- June 22, 2017

Cosby is facing a second trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. According to the juror who spoke to ABC, the majority of jurors wanted to convict Cosby on counts alleging he lacked consent when he penetrated Ms Constand with his fingers and that he gave her an intoxicant which substantially impaired her and stopped her from resisting. (more...)
Salman Khan and Eid: 7 blockbuster connections of Bhai Salman Khan and Eid: 7 blockbuster connections of Bhai
- June 22, 2017

In this Kabir Khan directorial venture, Salman played a Hanuman devotee, who accidently meets a Pakistani girl child, and decides to bring her back to her home. Superstar Salman Khan is the king of box office, all thanks to his huge popularity in the country. Apart from this, Shah Rukh Khan will also have a special appearance in the movie. (more...)
"Next Gen Ken:" Mattel Releases New, Diverse Ken Dolls
- June 22, 2017

Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. Beneath that shiny new manbun, Ken owners will also find cutting-edge apparel such as plaid shirts, glasses and ties. said, and all of them will be on store shelves by the holidays. People have been decrying Barbie - and to a lesser extent, her nice guy boyfriend Ken - for setting unrealistic body standards for the better part of three decades. (more...)
Community to mourn Muslim teen attacked near mosque
- June 22, 2017

Police say Nabra was assaulted and abducted near the intersection of Dranesville Road and Woodson Drive, which is just east of the Fairfax/Loudoun county line. Hassanen was killed early Sunday morning as she walked with a group of friends to the mosque to Ramadan prayers after a pre-dawn meal. "So generous, so bright, so attractive, so energetic, so giving, so caring". (more...)
Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood Win Big at 2017 CMT Awards Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood Win Big at 2017 CMT Awards
- June 22, 2017

Underwood and Urban also took to the stage on Wednesday to perform a soulful iteration of " The Fighter ". The show ended with a funky finale featuring Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire as they joined forces on a medley of Lady A's "You Look Good" and EW&F's 1978 hit "September". (more...)
Bill Cosby judge to rule on whether to release juror names Bill Cosby judge to rule on whether to release juror names
- June 22, 2017

The juror did not identify who the holdouts were. He ruled one day after a hearing at which the media outlets argued that jurors should be free to discuss their backgrounds, the sequestration process and their views, even if they do not disclose the jury split or other jurors' comments. (more...)
French fitness blogger Rebecca Burger killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser French fitness blogger Rebecca Burger killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser
- June 22, 2017

The 32 year old's death was announced on social media by her family in a post on her Instagram page. Health and fitness firm Women's Best, who Ms Burger modelled for, posted a tribute online. Don't use this product in your homes! Our French athlete Rebecca Burger died yesterday. The company said: "We are sad to have to announce the loss of this wonderful soul. (more...)
'The Mummy' review: Tom Cruise's monster mash is DOA
- June 22, 2017

All of these monsters have been revived already umpteen times, of course , but strangely enough, none more successfully than the Mummy , which spawned a 1999-2008 trilogy (not to mention the "Scorpion King" spinoffs). Though it's enjoyable, this movie has its haters. Instead, it was seen as a fun adventure flick with a few jumps and a few laughs. Making the role her own, Boutella tells USA Today how much she is reveling in the gender switch-up of the title character, saying, "I love ... (more...)
Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet
- June 22, 2017

The drone was promptly shot down by a U.S. F-15E fighter. With the skies over Syria growing increasingly crowded, a statement from the Australian Defense Department released in the capital, Canberra , said that "Australian Defense Force protection is regularly reviewed in response to a range of potential threats". (more...)
Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict
- June 22, 2017

It was not clear whether Solomon received money or formally accepted a stake in the company. Mr. Azima has had a colorful career in the aviation and defense industries, including a cameo in the Iran-contra scandal of the 1980s , when he was identified as the owner of an aircraft used to clandestinely ferry American military equipment to the Iranian armed forces. (more...)
Juror: 2 holdouts blocked conviction in Bill Cosby trial Juror: 2 holdouts blocked conviction in Bill Cosby trial
- June 22, 2017

Meanwhile, prosecutors have vowed they will try the case again. It's possible the jury for the Cosby retrial may also be selected here. The document states that a disclosure of anything said or done during deliberations "would have a chilling effect upon future jurors in this case and their ability to deliberate freely". (more...)
Cosby trial jurors call it quits for night
- June 22, 2017

If convicted, Cosby , 79, could face up to 10 years in prison as well as be forced to register as a sex offender. The jury which includes one Black man and one Black woman, began deliberating the evening of June. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. (more...)
Josh Duhamel on 'Transformers: The Last Knight' and Training with Navy SEALs
- June 22, 2017

The interviewer then reminded di Bonaventura about the Dinobots, robots that transform into dinosaurs, who have always been accepted alongside their vehicle-to-robot counterparts without any problem. Brian Truitt, USA Today : "The quality took a precipitous drop after the strong first live-action film in 2007, and while it's not as mind-numbingly offensive as the Revenge of the Fallen sequel, the new fifth installment Transformers: The Last Knight (* out of four; rated PG-13; in theaters ... (more...)
Crouching Tiger's Zhang Ziyi Joins Godzilla 2 Crouching Tiger's Zhang Ziyi Joins Godzilla 2
- June 22, 2017

The film is set several years after the events of the 2014 " Godzilla ", and her character is a significant figure within the covert Monarch organization established in that film. The film was a commercial success, bringing in a cool $529 million Dollars in the global box office (via Box Office Mojo ). Not only will Ziyi strap up for action in Godzilla: King of the Monsters , but she'll reportedly also play a prominent part in Legendary and Warner Bros.' burgeoning Monsterverse. (more...)

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