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Kobe Bryant's NBA Career: First Game Wildly Different Than Last
- April 21, 2016

The fact that Kobe even managed to play 42 minutes and take 50 shots in his final game is a testament to his sheer will and determination. Bryant retired from basketball on Wednesday night, bringing the curtain down on a 20-year career with a remarkable display in his final match against the Utah Jazz. (more...)
Brisbane mum faces up to 20yrs jail in Lebanon
- April 21, 2016

Faulkner says her ex-husband moved the children to Lebanon without her permission. "There is no way the charges will be dropped", he told the media at the end of Wednesday's proceedings. "The crew knew that this was a risk, going to do this story". Ms Faulkner was arrested the following day and the children have been returned to their father, who had said he won't press charges against his ex-wife. (more...)
Adele is U.K.'s top-earning female musician Adele is U.K.'s top-earning female musician
- April 21, 2016

U2, Michael Flatley, Enya and Van Morrison all feature in the Sunday Times Music Millionaires Rich List . Ahead of the publication of the full list this weekend, a run-down of the fifty richest musical millionaires in Britain and Ireland released on Thursday (April 21st) has put the Tottenham-born singer's personal wealth at £85 million - an increase of £35 million on a year ago - in 30th place overall. (more...)
Virginia lab approved by CDC to test for Zika virus
- April 21, 2016

The awareness campaign comes amid growing concern over the Zika virus as the summer mosquito season approaches. This photo shows that the distribution of Zika virus NS1 protein's electric charges is entirely different from other members of the favivirus genus. (more...)
Agent Drew Rosenhaus drops Johnny Manziel as client
- April 21, 2016

Free agent Johnny Manziel is committed to getting his act together in hopes of returning to the field this season, the former Cleveland Browns quarterback told USA Today on Tuesday . Instead of giving sympathy for Manziel, some people in the social media sites specifically on Twitter were asking why did Nike take too long to end Johnny Manziel's endorsement deal. (more...)
X-23 Rumored To Debut In Wolverine 3 X-23 Rumored To Debut In Wolverine 3
- April 21, 2016

James Mangold is directing from a script by David James Kelly . With that said, whoever they're looking for within the audition requirements (Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian-looking females over the age of 21, a height of 4′ - 4'11, and a size 0-4), let's hope she can handle the mantle of being a clone of "the best there is at what he does". (more...)
Release of 'Blade Runner' sequel moved up
- April 21, 2016

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July. Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford (star of the original), Robin Wright and Dave Bautista will star in the redux, which will be released by Warner Bros.in North America and Sony Pictures International overseas. (more...)
William, Harry visit 'Star Wars' set — Empire strikes back
- April 21, 2016

Ahead of the meeting, Hamill tweeted: "Meeting #Royals William & Harry!". The 64-year-old star of the original trilogy told the press he understood how Chewbacca could breach royal protocol and give the princes hugs. Star Wars is produced by Lucasfilm, a subsidiary of the Disney Co., the parent company of ABC News. Prince William looks at BB-8 droid. Kensington Palace released a statement saying the visit was to "recognise the wealth of British creative talent in the ... (more...)
Beyonce teases 'Lemonade' coming to HBO
- April 21, 2016

In the short clip , Queen Bey is pictured with her head against a vehicle while wearing a fur jacket. "You are the love of my life". It's been 70 days since Beyoncé released "Formation" (yes, we've been counting!) and the BeyHive has been dying for new music ever since. (more...)
Trump, Clinton Edge Closer to US Presidential Nominations
- April 21, 2016

Donald Trump's commanding win over rivals John Kasich and Ted Cruz in Tuesday's NY presidential primary was boosted by groups that have been lukewarm toward his candidacy in the past, NBC's exit poll shows. Trump also praised his team. We've won another state, and as you know we've won millions of more votes than Sen. This year, she lost rural NY by about 20 points. (more...)
McConnell 'optimistic' convention goes to a second ballot
- April 21, 2016

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a former opponent who said in January that choosing between Trump and Cruz was like choosing between "being shot or poisoned". That's not the case. Many in the party are agonizing over the possible elevation of Donald Trump or a contested convention that awards the nomination to someone else, either of which risks damaging the party and handing Senate control to Democrats . (more...)
New Yorkers Go for Trump, 60.5%; Clinton, 57.9%
- April 20, 2016

Trump had more than 60 percent of the vote with about 40 percent counted , easily beating rivals Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, and Ohio Governor John Kasich and putting him in position to possibly win most or all of the state's 95 delegates. (more...)
Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo expecting baby girl Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo expecting baby girl
- April 20, 2016

Prinsloo is reportedly registered at West Hollywood's Bel Bambini for her upcoming baby shower and seeking advice from model mom Lily Aldridge on what she'll need for her first child. "I love kids so much, though". Levine, 37, and Prinsloo started dating in 2012 and married in 2014. The couple confirmed the pregnancy earlier this month with a bikini Instagram photo Levine tagged with , "My two favorite Laker fans". (more...)
Oil prices drop after producers fail to reach deal
- April 20, 2016

The participants, together accounting for nearly 60%, or 47mn bpd, of the world's oil production, were looking to lift prices, which have declined for nearly two years. Analysts say that for prices to truly recover, a production cut - not a freeze - would be required, an eventuality that now seems extremely unlikely. (more...)
Using third-parties to break encryption not solution
- April 20, 2016

Much of the frustration surrounds Apple's refusal to help law enforcement gain access to the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, because the company built newer smartphones to be inaccessible to everyone except the owner . The US Congress is urging tech companies and lawmakers to find middle ground over phone privacy in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings and the subsequent Federal Bureau of Investigation battle with Apple. (more...)
The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Recreate Diana's Famous Photo At Taj Mahal
- April 20, 2016

This was the last stop on the tour of India for Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton. The royal couple have since returned to London. The couple apparently only made the decision to sit on the bench, also known as " Lady Di's chair ", on Saturday morning. (more...)
Ryan Quinn wows judges in live performance on The Voice
- April 20, 2016

Adam mused over how odd it was to see two four-chair turns "on the chopping block" and told Owen that he hoped he's "satisfied". Christina Aguilera said she felt "blessed by The Voice gods" for having such "complete naturals" on her team. (more...)
Owen Danoff Wins Instant Save; Emily Keener Eliminated From "The Voice"
- April 20, 2016

Then Carson announces the first artist safe is from Team Blake - it's Adam Wakefield . Next up was Team Adam, including Laith Al-Saadi, Shalyah Fearing and Owen Danoff along with Adam Levine, performing "If You Want Me To Stay". Available for free in the App Store or Google Play , you can vote up to ten times for your favorite artist or artists. Up first to submit a vocal appeal for the save was Emily, who went old-school country with Willie Nelson's " Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain ". (more...)
Amazon takes on Netflix with stand-alone video streaming Amazon takes on Netflix with stand-alone video streaming
- April 20, 2016

Starting this week, the e-commerce company says customers can now pay $8.99 a month just to watch Amazon's Prime video streaming service. Experts said the move was war. Hulu charges $11.99 per month for its "no commercials" streaming TV service, and $7.99 for a plan featuring limited commercials. These new monthly plans provide a great option for customers who want to trial the service or are looking just to use the video streaming aspect. (more...)
Netflix adds record 6.74 million subscribers but stock tanks on weak forecast Netflix adds record 6.74 million subscribers but stock tanks on weak forecast
- April 20, 2016

First quarter results beat earnings-per-share estimates but investors are still anxious about how the company will drive subscriber adds in Q2. At the CES 2016 event in January, the company's chief executive officer Reed Hastings announced the wider availability of the service in 130 countries globally, with China an exception. (more...)

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