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USA swimmers pulled from flight in Brazil
- August 19, 2016

Police said they had evidence swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz , Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen vandalized a gas station after a late night out partying. Lochte's father then confirms that Lochte is already back in the United States, while Feigen's location can not be confirmed by USA Swimming. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the agency was ready "to provide all appropriate consular assistance", referring further questions to Brazilian officials. (more...)
Weekend Box Office: Only Half Dead Weekend Box Office: Only Half Dead
- August 19, 2016

The film features the voices of Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig as anthropomorphic food items seeking the truth about their existence. Originality paid off big time for Sausage Party in a season otherwise dominated by sequels/remakes that have disappointed. (more...)
Ben Hur 2016 Stills & Trailer Links Ben Hur 2016 Stills & Trailer Links
- August 19, 2016

Ben-Hur is a 2016 American epic historical action drama film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. The chariot race in 1959's Ben-Hur is justifiably one of the most famous stunts in the history of cinema, still astounding to watch almost six decades after it was first created. (more...)
Olympics 2016: Bronze for US's Maya DiRado in individual medley
- August 19, 2016

Viewers were quick to call out Hicks' wording. "It is impossible to tell Katinka's story accurately without giving appropriate credit to Shane, and that's what I was trying to do", Hicks said, according to the Associated Press . "This time I was fresh and in great shape". "No, the hard part of swimming is that there's a lot of times you just settle for OK, and we agreed that the goal was never to settle for OK, that we're going to keep pushing, even if we don't get it, to be great, to ... (more...)
Wrestler Sakshi Malik ends India's Rio 2016 drought
- August 19, 2016

Under its sports policy, Haryana Government had announced the cash award for Olympic/Paralympic gold medal winners of Rs6 crore, Rs4 crore for silver medallist and Rs2.5 crore for bronze winners. He was also the first person she spoke to after the win. She managed to push her opponent down and out of the mat. The medal triggered late-night celebrations across India, and Malik's hometown Rohtak was in a festive mood with dance, music, fireworks and emotions running high through the night. (more...)
A-levels: Results delight for new headteacher A-levels: Results delight for new headteacher
- August 19, 2016

More than a quarter of the grades awarded are A*/A, and the majority are a B grade or better - with a 12 per cent rise from a year ago in A* to B results. It is a very friendly place and easy to settle in when you take part in activities". De Lisle Catholic School, in Loughborough, was the county's most successful with a 93 per cent pass rate at A* to C. (more...)
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Settle Divorce Case: Read Their Joint Statement
- August 19, 2016

It also makes a point to note that "neither party has made false accusations for financial gains" and that "there was never an intent of physical or emotional harm", the meaning of which seems fairly clear. This image - which reads "Billy Bob and Easy Amber", and a much more confronting one of Depp's bloodied hand (here), were reportedly entered into evidence by Heard's legal team to support her domestic violence claim. (more...)
Longtime political show host John McLaughlin dead at 89
- August 19, 2016

McLaughlin had missed his first show in 34 years just days earlier. On Tuesday morning, McLaughlin died at the age of89. Pat Buchanan , a regular panelist, said it was the first episode McLaughlin had missed in the show's 34 years on the air, according to the news site Deadline . (more...)
Major Hotel Chains Hacked, Credit Card Details Stolen Major Hotel Chains Hacked, Credit Card Details Stolen
- August 19, 2016

Customers may visit a special web site for additional information about the incident. HEI said it discovered the malware in its payment systems in mid-June and conducted an independent investigation, as well as transitioned its card payment processing to a system that is separate from the rest of HEI's network. (more...)
Bills' Dareus says 4-game suspension for missed drug test Bills' Dareus says 4-game suspension for missed drug test
- August 19, 2016

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the NFL has suspended Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He's a two-time Pro Bowl selection and has been a starter since Buffalo drafted him with the No. 3 pick in 2011. I'm going to come back and do the best I can. (more...)
Justice League Producer Explains Why This Superman Isn't 'Dark' Justice League Producer Explains Why This Superman Isn't 'Dark'
- August 19, 2016

But how will he look? This time, Superman is going to look a lot different in regards to how he physically looks; or maybe just the aesthetics of it? Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot will return as Superman , Batman, and Wonder Woman while we will be properly introduced to Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amber Heard, and Ray Fisher as Aquaman, The Flash, Mera, and Cyborg. (more...)
Watch Robin Williams' daughter talk about coping with his death Watch Robin Williams' daughter talk about coping with his death
- August 19, 2016

I think there's, like, that reaction of like, "Oh sh*t. Being bisexual doesn't mean I'm suddenly willy nilly running around". She says her current sabbatical isn't to avoid ugly commentary on her father , but her previous Twitter break definitely was. (more...)
Benedict Cumberbatch Explains What Really Makes Doctor Strange a Superhero Benedict Cumberbatch Explains What Really Makes Doctor Strange a Superhero
- August 19, 2016

In the comic books , Stephen Strange finds himself in a crippling vehicle accident that ruins his prowess as a renowned surgeon before traveling to Nepal to study the arcane arts. theatres on November 4 , 2016. But there's every chance that Marvel took this opportunity to bring in Robert Downey Jr. for an Iron Man cameo in Doctor Strange . (more...)
Aetna Is Jettisoning Almost All Its Options Under the Affordable Care Act Aetna Is Jettisoning Almost All Its Options Under the Affordable Care Act
- August 19, 2016

Next year, some states, including Alaska and Oklahoma, will be left with only a single provider selling coverage to individuals. It says Arizona is an example of what happens when "the market is unstable". It will sell coverage on exchanges in 242 counties next year, down from 778. ObamaCare relies on privately run insurers to offer health plans that individuals can buy, often with government subsidies. (more...)
Zara Holland stormed out of Loose Women Zara Holland stormed out of Loose Women
- August 19, 2016

It was at this point the National Director allegedly became involved to explain that because she was on the ITV show she was not contactable. A spokesperson for ITV's Loose Women said: "Zara was not removed or asked to leave the Loose Women studios today". (more...)
Lea Michele Posts 'Scream Queens' Season 2 Promo Featuring Hannibal Hester Lea Michele Posts 'Scream Queens' Season 2 Promo Featuring Hannibal Hester
- August 19, 2016

The promo features returning Chanel's Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, and Billie Lourd all stuck on gurneys. The show premiered on FOX a year ago, starring Lea Michele , Jamie Lee Curtis , Emma Roberts , Keke Palmer and Abigail Breslin , with Ariana Grande (13) and Nick Jonas (How to Succeed...) in recurring roles. (more...)
Kylie Jenner's New Mansion Will Make You Throw Up Kylie Jenner's New Mansion Will Make You Throw Up
- August 19, 2016

She also owns a property in the nearby gated Calabasas community where most of her fam lives - but that was just her starter home. Ms. Jenner's broker Tomer Fridman did not respond to a request for comment. Over the past year or more, we've heard about a million different people suing Tyga for buying shit he can't afford: renting mansions he can't pay for, renting stores for his failing clothing line that he can't pay for, buying cars he can't pay for, and now, buying jewelry he can't pay ... (more...)
Lochte's swim teammates to meet with authorities on robbery Lochte's swim teammates to meet with authorities on robbery
- August 19, 2016

The swimmers didn't speak to reporters as they left the airport, shuttled away by a black auto waiting outside. On Wednesday, a Brazilian judge ordered Lochte's and Feigen's passports seized to bar them from leaving the country. "They deserve a penalty for this", she added. "We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over", Lochte told NBC's " Today " the morning after the incident. (more...)
Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys talk stepping up as coaches! Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys talk stepping up as coaches!
- August 19, 2016

The addition of Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys to the judges panel has raised some eyebrows since it was initially announced, taking the place of Pharell Williams and Christina Aguilera. She says, "One thing can either inspire a person or break a person". With me, I don't think there's that genre wall. Alicia previously served as an advisor for Pharrell's group during his season seven debut; Miley made her debut as the key advisor in March. (more...)
J.K Rowling's New E-Books Reveal Hogwarts Secrets
- August 19, 2016

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, released only weeks ago, is already the fastest-selling book of 2016, the fourth-fastest selling title of all time , and the biggest-selling play manuscript of all time , according to The Bookseller. The news comes just weeks after the much-publicised premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which followed a successful run on stage with a published script that sold over 3 million copies in it's first week alone. (more...)

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