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Jared Leto Says His Joker Would Enjoy Messing With Superman
- August 16, 2016

But in the movie, he's mostly just a nuisance, less a master of anarchy and evil than a gangster dressed like a weird birthday party clown with bad tattoos. Leto's Joker was at the forefront of all of the movie's advertising, however he only appears in roughly fifteen of the movie's 130 minute running time. (more...)
Air strikes on north Yemen hospital kill 6
- August 16, 2016

The coalition assessment team has opened an investigation into these reports as a matter of urgency and is seeking additional information, in particular from Medecins Sans Frontieres, the statement said. Mr. Ban called for a swift investigation of this tragic event in the Sa'ada governorate and urges the parties to the ongoing conflict to take all necessary measures to prevent further violations of global humanitarian law and human rights and do everything in their power to protect civilians ... (more...)
Jared Leto Says He'd Like to Do a Joker-Centric Film Jared Leto Says He'd Like to Do a Joker-Centric Film
- August 16, 2016

Suicide Squad had it's world premiere in New York City on August 1st, 2016. But while Leto's tattooed Joker may only appear in " Suicide Squad " under 15 minutes, he does get his shine elsewhere. With Suicide Squad , I'm gonna have to dig deep, and frankly, I don't have the energy. Presumably, this will be dealt with in Ben Affleck's solo Batman film. (more...)
De Niro compares Trump to his 'Taxi Driver' character
- August 16, 2016

In the following eight days, tens of thousands movie lovers will be able to watch 222 films from 61 countries and regions around the world. Over 200 films will be screened at 22nd edition of the festival which runs until August 20 in the Bosnian capital. (more...)
Michael Phelps: Why I'm really 'done' this time
- August 16, 2016

It's the women's quarterfinal between the No. 1 seeded United States and host team Brazil. Phelps's 13 gold medals in individual races means he has also surpassed the Greek Olympic legend Leonidas of Rhodes, whose previous record of 12 individual event wins was set in 152 B.C. (more...)
Michael Phelps Officially Retires After Winning His 23rd Olympic Gold Medal
- August 16, 2016

Her absolute dominance in her racing resembles that of a 2007, 2008 Phelps who was undefeated in global events and winning them by body lengths. "I'm done. "He said he was going to retire after 2012, and I was the only person who said he was going to come back again", Lochte told NBC. Phelps has other plans for his future. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: This is why Granit Xhaka did not start against Liverpool Arsene Wenger: This is why Granit Xhaka did not start against Liverpool
- August 16, 2016

A stunning brace from Philippe Coutinho , and goals from Adam Lallana and debutant Sadio Mané gave Jurgen Klopp's men a memorable victory at the Emirates. Laurent Koscielny could make a return after missing the Liverpool defeat, which means either Rob Holding or Calum Chambers will miss out should the Frenchman make his comeback. (more...)
Clinton releases tax return, putting heat on Trump to do the same
- August 16, 2016

The Clintons paid an effective federal tax rate of 35 per cent in 2015, a slightly higher figure than the 31.55 per cent they paid from 2007 to 2014. The Clintons have disclosed returns for every year dating back to 1977. Generally, you may deduct up to half of your adjusted gross income, but 20 percent and 30 percent limitations apply in some cases. According to the tax records, the Clintons reported $1,042,000 in charitable donations in 2015, of which $1 million went to their own ... (more...)
Hillary Clinton Releases Tax Return, Calls On Trump To Do The Same
- August 16, 2016

They gave 9.8 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity. At the moment, Clinton essentially has 273 electoral votes in the bag including New Hampshire, Virginia, Colorado and Pennsylvania - all states trending her way in local surveys. (more...)
Cost of Death Penalty Cost of Death Penalty
- August 16, 2016

At a news conference today in Lincoln, Dr. Goss presented a study that revealed Nebraska's maintenance of the death penalty cost the state, in 2015 dollars, approximately $14.6 million annually above what the state's cost for life without parole would be, and each additional death penalty arraignment costs the state nearly $1.5 million, also in 2015 dollars."Through our study, we show that the State of Nebraska has spent $14.6 million annually by having the death penalty". (more...)
Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals - 8/12/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- August 16, 2016

Then he showed off the player Raiders coaches think he could be. If we have a good run game, it helps the pass game. He wasn't as fortunate later in the quarter, however, when Matt McGloin connected with Andre Holmes, whom Williams was covering, on a 10-yard touchdown pass. (more...)
'Criminal Minds' Star Shemar Moore Robbed of $60K From Former Guest Actor
- August 16, 2016

Moore, who played Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Derek Morgan for 11 seasons before leaving the series for good this past March, invited his new pal to work with him on his retail company, Baby Girl LLC , which raises funds for multiple sclerosis research. (more...)
It's a 'Sausage Party' at the box office
- August 16, 2016

Disney has scored some big hits this year with Zootopia, Captain America: Civil War and Finding Dory , but its live-action offerings have struggled to find an audience. The movie's domestic total now sits at $126.7 million, while the worldwide total is at $119.4 million. The film is a critical punching bag (and rightly so) and has a box office that's tumbling in the same downward spiral as Dawn Of Justice after a record breaking opening week. (more...)
Rio Olympics: Biles takes third gold on vault
- August 16, 2016

Years later, the would-be specialist has become a special gymnast of a generation. Her results were almost flawless. That's the most gymnastics golds by an American woman in one Olympics . "When she makes up her mind, it's, like, oh my gosh - the whole world could be upset and she'd still do it". Aliya Mustafina took the gold and Sophie Scheder of Germany won bronze in the event. (more...)
Olympics: For Simone Biles, gold medal in vault means mission accomplished
- August 16, 2016

Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland took bronze. "There's a lot of satisfaction winning gold on vault, finally", Biles said. Her three golds are already the most by an American woman at a single Games, and she's likely to pick up two more before the week is done, with the finals on balance beam and floor exercise still to come. (more...)
Michael Phelps Is Really Retiring This Time: 'I'm Done, No More' Michael Phelps Is Really Retiring This Time: 'I'm Done, No More'
- August 16, 2016

The most decorated Olympian completed his final race on Saturday during the 400-meter medley relay at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium in Rio. "Thank you for giving us a front row seat to a great run", said Lauer. "I'll be there watching, cheering everybody on, but I will not be in the pool competing". "I won't be in the pool". When Ledecky took the original photo, she was 9, and Phelps was her inspiration. (more...)
49ers lose backup QB Thad Lewis to season-ending knee injury
- August 16, 2016

The 49ers were hoping that the injury would be just a minor one, but Monday's diagnosis puts an end to any of that hope. Rookie sixth-round pick Jeff Driskel now appears set to make the 49ers' roster as the No. In the game, Lewis was the second-string quarterback behind Blaine Gabbert and saw a significant amount of playing time. "He was in there making notes, and then he was going to work out", Day said. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Explains Why She Won't Label Herself a Feminist Kim Kardashian Explains Why She Won't Label Herself a Feminist
- August 16, 2016

The argument goes like this: "It's simply a personal choice that I don't like the idea of being labeled. I just think I do what makes me happy, and I want women to be confident, and I'm so supportive of women". Well, for starters, calling a spade a spade can be helpful-also, since male-dominated workplaces can literally make women sick, high-profile feminists certainly can't hurt. (more...)
R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker dies R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker dies
- August 16, 2016

Baker's nephew, Drew Myerscough, told local media his uncle had suffered respiratory problems for nearly a decade. His nephew, Drew Myerscough, said these conventions and his fans worldwide "really gave him that extra lease of life". Baker is survived by his two children. "I joined them and did all that, and conjuring tricks, played drums and comedy routines as well". He had been asked to appear in Los Angeles at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere, but had to turn down the invitation ... (more...)
Usain Bolt storms to 100m Olympics treble win
- August 16, 2016

In making his Olympic debut and to reach the final, De Grasse said it was a learning experience in running against some seasoned competitors such as Bolt, who is 29 years of age, and Gatlin, who is 34. Bolt got completed the first part of the bid with a win in the 100m on Sunday (14 August) in a time of 9.81 seconds. Here's a closer look at Bolt, the pride of Jamaica and the world's fastest man , who walked away from this race with yet another Olympic gold medal. (more...)