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Latinos for Trump founder warns of 'taco trucks on every corner'
- September 03, 2016

The U.S. Hispanic population has more than quintupled over the past 40 years, and some immigration hardliners fear the influx of immigrants with new customs could erode the value of U.S. Despite Gutierrez's claims, it would be impossible to staff up the Taco Truck Restauranteur Corps from existing immigration. Are Trump's surrogates now accidentally admitting that the most risky thing about immigration is an abundance of taco trucks? They're going to be gone. (more...)
Bill Clinton prepares for exit Bill Clinton prepares for exit
- September 03, 2016

While reporters went on to clarify that at least 85 of 154 of Hillary Clinton's meetings were with donors, Yglesias writes that it seems unlikely she only held 154 meetings during her four years in office. If this isn't adding insult to criminality, news is now breaking that Bill Clinton used $13 million of our tax dollars to fund Hillary's illegal email server, to pay for salaries of Clinton Foundation staffers, and other Foundation business. (more...)
'Willy Wonka's' Charlie Buckett remembers Gene Wilder
- September 03, 2016

Wilder's nephew said he died late on Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease, the Associated Press reported. Wilder starred in a number of films directed by Brooks. As far as experiences with Gene Wilder go, it seems like James Corden got the golden ticket. (more...)
"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" star Gene Wilder dies at 83
- September 03, 2016

The actor died on Sunday, August 28 in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease, his family said. "It's what I felt when I watched him, it's what I felt when I met him, and that's what I hope he's feeling now, wherever he is". (more...)
In Florida, Rubio gets Murphy as rival for Senate In Florida, Rubio gets Murphy as rival for Senate
- September 03, 2016

With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Rubio had 71.9 percent of the vote to Beruff's 18.6. Sheriff Joe Arpaio easily beat former Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban and two lesser-known Republicans. The closely watched Florida matchup is considered to be among those that could tip the Republican-controlled Senate into Democratic hands in November, especially if presidential hopeful Donald Trump underperforms in the general election and drags down other Republicans on the ballot. (more...)
Bastian Schweinsteiger had his farewell last night too
- September 03, 2016

Despite his best hopes, the midfielder's chances of returning to the United first-team are slim at best. Schweinsteiger announced his decision to retire from worldwide football several weeks after Germany's elimination from Euro 2016 in the semi-finals. (more...)
Mel Brooks Remembers the Time He Made Gene Wilder Burst Into Tears
- September 03, 2016

Brooks had originally planned to appear on Fallon's show to promote Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film, as well as a talk at Radio City Music Hall on September 2. I can never decide which of the latter two is my favorite comedy of all time; I quote at least one of them nearly daily. "But I don't know, when it happens it's still tremendous". (more...)
Mets manager won't commit to Jacob deGrom's next start
- September 03, 2016

There was a lot of mystery surrounding the health of Mets' right-hander Jacob deGrom Friday afternoon at Citi Field, and many feared the worst, but it appears things are relatively OK for now. The Mets can only hope Yoenis Cespedes [quad] and Asdrubal Cabrera [knee] can remain in the lineup for the final month. Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard have been the only reliable starters in NY this season. (more...)
Watch Mel Brooks pay tribute to comedy partner Gene Wilder
- September 03, 2016

In the aftermath of Wilder's death, Brooks wrote on Twitter , "One of the truly great talents of our time". Also while on Fallon, Brooks recalled his childhood in Brooklyn. Brooks first met Wilder when he starred in a play with Brooks' late wife Anne Bancroft. "He was taking off his makeup in his dressing room, and I took the script and I said, 'Gene, we got the money , we're going to make the movie". (more...)
Schweinsteiger listed in Man Utd Premier League squad
- September 03, 2016

The former Bayern Munich man has had some brilliant moments in a Germany shirt, including winning the 2014 World Cup , and his 121st - and final -cap was a night to remember. If you had to pick one person who perfectly represents the German football team in the 21st century, it's Bastian Schweinsteiger . "Of course we will miss him". (more...)
Clinton video hits Trump on 'embarrassing' Mexico trip Clinton video hits Trump on 'embarrassing' Mexico trip
- September 03, 2016

He described Mexicans as "spectacular, hard-working people, " lavished praise on the ability of the two nations to work together and talked of improving the North American Free Trade Agreement after ripping it apart for months. Returning to Arizona for a campaign speech on immigration after a brief sortie across the border to meet Pena Nieto, Trump told supporters, "Mexico will pay for the wall". (more...)
Stranger Things: What Season Two Will Be About
- September 03, 2016

Ross added: "Just like we treated the first season like a big movie, we wanna treat this like a big movie as well and we don't wanna coast on these characters. "If we get a musical episode, maybe", Dyer said . "That would be really cool if I got to sing", Matarazzo said in a response to a question about whether he'd be showing off his impressive pipes in the new season. (more...)
Dogs really do understand what you are saying Dogs really do understand what you are saying
- September 03, 2016

The dogs only registered that they were being praised if the words and intonation were positive. New research suggests dogs have a much greater understanding of what we're actually saying to them than we thought. "The most hard aspect of this training is for dogs to understand that being motionless means really motionless", said Andics, who published the findings in the journal Science . (more...)
Kaine urges Florida Democrats to vote
- September 03, 2016

On TV bashing Trump. Clinton has been criticized by some Democrats for the past remark - in an April debate, Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders said "suprepredator" was "a racist term and everybody knew it was a racist term". Trump has described such attacks as attempts to "smear" his supporters. "What the hell do you have to lose?" Clinton is also targeting moderate voters — and especially Republicans — by depicting Trump and his supporters as extremists, and casting the race as ... (more...)
GoT casts Jim Broadbent in season 7 opening episode GoT casts Jim Broadbent in season 7 opening episode
- September 03, 2016

The forthcoming seventh season is to be filmed in Iceland, Spain and Northern Ireland and the seven episodes, three short of the usual 10-episode series, will premiere next summer. In a series of recent posts, she wrote: "just finished reading season 7 - s*** gets REAL - i'd start preparing yourselves now - scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this - holy BALLS". (more...)
Chris Brown Arrested On Suspicion Of Assault Chris Brown Arrested On Suspicion Of Assault
- September 03, 2016

Chris is out and well. Chris - who has a two-year-old daughter Royalty with Nia Guzman - has denied the allegations against him. The arrest marked the conclusion of almost 14-hour-long stand-off with police. Police said the standoff began with a 911 call from a woman. But this is not the first time Brown has been involved in multiple legal problems since his felony conviction in 2009 for the assault of his then girlfriend Rhianna. (more...)
Majority Of People Back Junior Doctors Over Strikes
- September 03, 2016

Keith Taylor, a Green MEP for the South East, accused Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of "incompetence" and pledged to "stand in solidarity" with junior doctors. Mr Hunt said he was prepared to talk further with the BMA - but only if they called off the planned strikes. The Health Secretary wants to implement a seven-day working week, arguing that people still get ill over weekends and public holidays and the fewer staff on duty then means care is not the same as for Monday through to Fridays. (more...)
Lawyer for Chris Brown: no guns, drugs found in house search
- September 03, 2016

A night at home had allegedly turned into another potential parole violation after a visitor accused Brown of threatening her with a gun. In the past, Brown has tweeted that Murray is a racist. The Grammy-winning Brown has had legal trouble since his felony conviction in the 2009 assault of then-girlfriend, Rihanna. Chris Brown and 50 Cent have collaborated on a number of songs, so it wouldn't be odd to see the pair link up on the rapper's hit series Power. (more...)
Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka' and 'Young Frankenstein', Dies At 83 Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka' and 'Young Frankenstein', Dies At 83
- September 03, 2016

In a statement following announcements of the death of actor Gene Wilder, Jordan Walker-Pearlman confirmed his uncle's passing in an emotional statement. "People always ask, 'Were Gene Wider and Dad friends?' I always answered, 'Not really, however, they saw each other's genius and created hit films and were the best comedy film friends of all time, '" Rain started her post. (more...)
Russian Hackers Might Be Trying to Manipulate U.S. Election Results Russian Hackers Might Be Trying to Manipulate U.S. Election Results
- September 03, 2016

Could this election be compromised? "If a voter's records were viewed, hackers could have obtained the voter's name, address and date of birth", the board's statement says . The Department of Homeland Security is unaware of any specific credible threat to the electoral systems, according to a law enforcement official. The intrusion led the state election board to shut down the voter registration system for a week. (more...)

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