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Cook Elated as England 'Hang in' to Win Third Test Against Pakistan Cook Elated as England 'Hang in' to Win Third Test Against Pakistan
- August 11, 2016

England will take an unassailable 2-1 lead to The Oval for next week's final Investec Test after wrapping up a 141-run victory over Pakistan at Edgbaston . "I don't think we were all that far behind - 100 runs or so". "I saw the guys really determined to do what we'd spoken about, and that's pleasing as a captain". (more...)
Antione Fuqua May Grace Next SCARFACE Remake With His Particular Genius Antione Fuqua May Grace Next SCARFACE Remake With His Particular Genius
- August 11, 2016

It is certainly something they want to make and want to make well, so nothing about this feels rushed. and certainly the material has worked on two previous occasions, so Fuqua may be a step in the right direction to get the remake-weary audiences to be open-minded about the possibilities of a new SCARFACE . (more...)
Rams cut former Terps receiver for bringing woman into training camp dorm Rams cut former Terps receiver for bringing woman into training camp dorm
- August 11, 2016

Long was released by Los Angeles on July 31. Sorry, but this is our world. This season of Hard Knocks takes a closer look at the Rams' relocation to L.A. That's what makes Deon Long's story from this year's edition with the Rams so confusing. We have rules and we have to abide by them. Still, Fisher, according to the PFT report, seemed bugged by Long's antics not because of the specific rule but because he showed a lack of discipline. (more...)
Sano hits two homers to help Twins beat Rays Sano hits two homers to help Twins beat Rays
- August 11, 2016

It didn't just barely graze it. He got a catwalk last year and the roof this year. Casali, who hit.238 with 10 home runs in 101 at-bats past year for the Rays , wasn't the same hitter this season, batting.168 with seven home runs in 185 at-bats. (more...)
Leslie Jones Is All of Us Watching the Olympics Leslie Jones Is All of Us Watching the Olympics
- August 11, 2016

We don't usually wear red, white, and blue while cheering on Team USA, but we can totally relate with how excited Jones gets while watching everything from swimming to ping pong. This year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is her muse, all of Twitter is her audience. She's basically our Olympics spirit animal. Twitter Inc interjected and permanently suspended numerous users accounts for harassment and said it will redouble efforts to quickly thwart abusive behavior and block repeat ... (more...)
Mom, Son Will Defend Their Romance in Court Mom, Son Will Defend Their Romance in Court
- August 11, 2016

Online court records show a trial for 36-year-old Monica Mares is scheduled to begin August 25. - five months after a grand jury indicted her and her son Caleb Peterson on one count each of incest. I'm your mom, and you're my son, but I'm falling in love with you.' And he said, 'You know what, I am too. She said: "The first time we were physical ended up holding hands and then we ended up kissing and the kissing led to other things". (more...)
'Ghostbusters' Headed for $70m Loss, Sequel Likely Scrapped 'Ghostbusters' Headed for $70m Loss, Sequel Likely Scrapped
- August 11, 2016

And despite assertions in July from Rory Bruer (Sony's worldwide distribution president) and Amy Pascal (former Sony film chief and the film's producer) that sequels were inevitable, T.H.R. According to the story, Ghostbusters has to make $US300 million (388 million) to break even. The Sony rep cautioned not to count Ghostbusters out too quickly, with money from "multiple revenue streams" yet to be tallied. (more...)
Fighting in Syria's Aleppo leaves two million without water Fighting in Syria's Aleppo leaves two million without water
- August 11, 2016

He said Security Council members seemed receptive to his call for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause but that the details must still be worked out. The militants encircled inside Aleppo allege they have no shortage of weapons and ammo, having been supplied by "tens of trucks" from Turkey, the Financial Times said, citing an activist working on both sides of the border, Russia Today reported on Tuesday. (more...)
Rio Olympics: Swimming, Australia Captures 2 Gold Medals Rio Olympics: Swimming, Australia Captures 2 Gold Medals
- August 11, 2016

Ledecky won gold in the 200m freestyle event ahead of Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom in what was arguably the race of the Games so far. His fans call him "Superman" and he is the reigning Olympic individual champion who also has 10 world championship gold medals in his collection. (more...)
CBS draws fire for diversity track record
- August 11, 2016

That's really it, we need to do better . Geller previously deflected the topic at the May Upfronts by noting that CBS' returning series offer a better balance, starring actresses such as Tea Leoni, Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Beth Ehlers and Kat Dennings, while NCIS: LA and Hawaii Five-0 feature racially diverse ensembles. (more...)
Railing collapse at Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa concert injures fans Railing collapse at Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa concert injures fans
- August 11, 2016

While the two rappers were performing, concertgoers were reportedly pressing on a railing that separates the lawn section from the inside seating area. Camden police spokesman Dan Keashen told NBC News most of the injuries were broken bones, and bumps and bruises. Basara says officials are still investigating what caused the railing to collapse in the first place. (more...)
TV executive predicts 500-show bubble destined to deflate TV executive predicts 500-show bubble destined to deflate
- August 11, 2016

John Landgraf , the chief executive of FX Networks, predicted change is coming but not until the number of scripted series peaks at about 500 per year. "There is a really big, big difference", Landgraf said. If that still doesn't register as particularly mind-boggling, consider that 71 original shows is, as Landgraf said, more than the future programming slates of HBO, Showtime, Starz, and FX combined . (more...)
Phelps, Lochte swim for United States in freestyle relay finals Phelps, Lochte swim for United States in freestyle relay finals
- August 11, 2016

Even though, with what I've accomplished in the sport, it doesn't seem that way. He'd had this one marked on his calendar ever since he came out of retirement. Katie Ledecky, leading the new generation of American swimming stars, captured her second gold of the Games by holding off a courageous charge from Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom to take the women's 200m freestyle final in 1:53.73. (more...)
Clinton: Trump's words could have "tremendous consequences"
- August 11, 2016

He was talking about how [gun rights advocates] have the power to keep her out of office. Donald Trump suggested that Second Amendment advocates take action against his presidential opponent Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, August 9. (more...)
Hook's Lost Boys remember Robin Williams at 25 year reunion Hook's Lost Boys remember Robin Williams at 25 year reunion
- August 11, 2016

One of the Lost Boys , for example, hasn't seen the film since he was a kid "because he was so horrifically teased growing up that it wasn't a positive experience, it was somewhat tainted". They're just as fierce as ever, in costumes virtually identical to the originals. "I think for all of us, [Robin's death] was the death of our childhood", he said. (more...)
Malia Obama, 18, caught smoking 'pot' Malia Obama, 18, caught smoking 'pot'
- August 11, 2016

It posted a video of Malia smoking. "I caught Malia smoking pot and I have the pictures to prove it", Selwyn said. I saw some young guy hand her a cigarette and she took at least one hit on it. The law removes criminal penalties for people who are in possession of 10 grammes of weed or less. The young teen has already become the focus of media attention after choosing to skip the Democratic National Convention with her parents and instead choosing to attend the music festival. (more...)
Britney Spears rides with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke Britney Spears rides with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke
- August 11, 2016

The "Make Me" singer, 34, is set to revisit some of her biggest hits from her 18-year career when she appears on the Thursday, August 25, episode of The Late Late Show . It's going to be hard for Britney to top this performance. So we weren't surprised to hear that the newest guest to be announced for the show is the iconic Britney Spears. (more...)
Joe Clarke wins Britain's second gold of Rio Olympics Joe Clarke wins Britain's second gold of Rio Olympics
- August 11, 2016

Gold medalist Joseph Clarke of Britain, left, and silver medalist Peter Kauzer of Slovenia, right, celebrate after the kayak K1 men's final of the Canoe Slalom at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. He said: "I'm only 23 years-old and it's my first Olympics". "My parents sacrificed so much for me". Bravo - well played the other Joe Clarke . Joe Clarke (from Worthing) then moved to put a stop to it... (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott still sidelined, doubtful for preseason opener Ezekiel Elliott still sidelined, doubtful for preseason opener
- August 11, 2016

Owner Jerry Jones is particularly excited about what he has seen so far from Prescott and Showers. Many are in doubt if either of the two would be able to do backup quarterback job above expectations but Jones indicated that he is confident on the talent and well-developed skills of their roster. (more...)
Man tries to scale Trump Tower in NYC using suction cups Man tries to scale Trump Tower in NYC using suction cups
- August 11, 2016

His stunt attracted a significant response from both local law enforcement officials and fire department, not to mention onlookers in the street and around the world, via the internet. As of 4:50 p.m., the man was still climbing. Shortly after 5 p.m., someone shattered a window on the 16th floor, a few stories above the man, and draped what looked like blankets over the ledge. (more...)

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