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Delta fires back at Ann Coulter after she rages about seat reassignment Delta fires back at Ann Coulter after she rages about seat reassignment
- July 17, 2017

Delta first became aware of the issue with Coulter's seat assignment when she began tweeting on July 15 after the flight's arrival. According to her, they had given her seat to a person who was neither old, nor a child, nor sick, nor an "air marshall or a tall person". (more...)
Disney Has Finally Found Its Aladdin And Jasmine Disney Has Finally Found Its Aladdin And Jasmine
- July 16, 2017

Submit your Newswire tips here. Names including Massoud's , Achraf Koutet and George Kosturos were among those circulating the internet for weeks prior to Disney's announcement. The Egyptian-born Canadian actor, a relative newcomer, stars in the Amazon series " Jack Ryan ". It's a whole new world with a whole new cast. (more...)
Trump Tells French First Lady She's 'In Such Good Shape' Trump Tells French First Lady She's 'In Such Good Shape'
- July 15, 2017

He told her, "You're in such good shape.handsome". Trump's June 1 decision to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement set the tone for relationship with Macron , who had just taken charge in the office only two-and-a-half weeks prior. (more...)
Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice dies at 53 Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice dies at 53
- July 14, 2017

For the last 30 years, Fresh Kid Ice's health was challenging. The rapper and his crew were active promoters for First Amendment Rights after their album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be , was the first to be deemed legally obscene by government officials. (more...)
Paul Walker's Tribute Song is the Most Watched Video on YouTube Paul Walker's Tribute Song is the Most Watched Video on YouTube
- July 13, 2017

By around midmorning PST this Tuesday, See You Again had clocked more than 2.896 billion views, Gangnam Style over 2.894 billion . The Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth track featured in the movie Furious 7 as a tribute to Paul Walker who had died in a vehicle accident two years prior. (more...)
Steel Tariffs To Play Major Role At G20 Summit Steel Tariffs To Play Major Role At G20 Summit
- July 10, 2017

Germany is among those nations , as a top exporter of steel to the U.S. The Germans are waiting to hear from President Donald Trump during the G20 summit, which begins on Friday in Hamburg , Germany. "The EU is a traditional and reliable steel supplier of the U.S., the EU member states concerned are North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners of the U.S. (more...)
Tour de France: Dan Martin loses ground after two falls Tour de France: Dan Martin loses ground after two falls
- July 10, 2017

However, organisers said he was conscious and speaking but was being taken to hospital. However, he suffered his fourth crash of the race on Sunday and was forced to abandon, having suffered a similar fate at the Giro d'Italia earlier this year, when a crash caused by a police bike, also on stage nine, caused injuries which ultimately forced him to withdraw a few days later. (more...)
Mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance may be solved by newly discovered photo Mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance may be solved by newly discovered photo
- July 06, 2017

The grainy black and white snap showing a group of people standing by a harbour in the South Pacific is believed to have been taken the same year Earhart disappeared. According to Ken Gibson , a facial recognition expert, Noonan's hairline was very distinct, as was his nose. Further evidence that the photo shows Earhart and Noonan is what appears in the background of the photo to be the Koshu, a Japanese navy ship, towing a barge carrying an object that could have been Earhart's ... (more...)
Prince George and Princess Charlotte visit grave of Diana, Princess of Wales Prince George and Princess Charlotte visit grave of Diana, Princess of Wales
- July 05, 2017

Diana , who was married to Britain's Prince Charles from 1981 to 1996, died from injuries sustained in a Paris vehicle wreck on August 31, 1997 . "The service, which will fall on what would have been The Princess's birthday , will be conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by her family". (more...)
Youtube and TV star Stevie Ryan dead aged 33
- July 04, 2017

It was on that podcast where Stevie revealed that her grandfather had recently died. The cause of death was hanging, according to the coroner's office . The show ran from 2012-2013, but she went on to co-host the 2015 E! talk show Sex With Brody - which featured Brody Jenner . Ryan also worked on some commercial projects in continued pursuit of her career, but her videos were what got her noticed. (more...)
Vidal offers his semi-final verdict
- June 29, 2017

Tomorrow, world champions Germany place Mexico in the second semi-final of the eight-team tournament used as a trial event for the 2018 FIFA World Cup . He needs team-mates to develop his style and his game. "For me he (Ronaldo) does not exist", he said. "We are not thinking beyond this match ". The teams finished regular time scoreless, and Gomes began the opening exchanges of extra time with a skied left-footed shot after a poor Chile clearance of a unsafe cross toward Ronaldo. (more...)
Trump, Varadkar in first phone greeting Trump, Varadkar in first phone greeting
- June 28, 2017

According to a note of the conversation, they agreed to continue strong co-operation between Ireland and the U.S. on economic issues as well as shared cultural and family ties. "Promptly we were removed from the Oval Office so that the president and the Taoiseach could get on with the substance of the phonecall", she told RTÉ radio afterwards. (more...)
Edgar Wright Finally Explains Why He Stopped Directing 'Ant-Man' Edgar Wright Finally Explains Why He Stopped Directing 'Ant-Man'
- June 27, 2017

Behind the wheel is Baby ( Ansel Elgort), a young man who doesn't look old enough to drive . As I sat down to watch Baby Driver , something occurred to me? even though I'm a big fan of Edgar Wright , each of his films has, in my opinion, been weaker than the last. (more...)
'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears 'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears
- June 25, 2017

Twenty-seven high-rise apartments, in areas including Manchester, London, and Portsmouth have failed fire cladding safety tests so far, the British government confirmed on Saturday. "This is a nightmare, there was a fire in the block two years ago and it was contained, so I don't really see what all the fuss is about". People were told to leave as darkness began to fall, with some taking belongings in suitcases and carrier bags, and some locals saying they only learned of the evacuation as ... (more...)
Gerrymandering: Drawing Districts for Political Advantage
- June 21, 2017

Republicans disagree, and Republican legislative leaders have already hired two high profile law firms to represent them before the Supreme Court . Packing is when a party's voters are concentrated in few districts that they win overwhelmingly. (more...)
Rita Ora helps sort donations for London fire victim Rita Ora helps sort donations for London fire victim
- June 20, 2017

Adele and Rita Ora have visited Grenfell Tower to offer their support to those affected and to help sort through the huge amount of donations. The horrific fire broke out at 1am yesterday morning and claimed the lives of 17 people. She took to social media to write: "My prayers are with everybody involved my heart is beating so fast". I'm literally on the other side of the world and I want them to see our lights and to hear us. (more...)
Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks
- June 20, 2017

Patent and Trademark Office's cancellation of their trademark, because it is a racial slur and disparages Native Americans (and, per this website's house style , is not fit for print). When the government grants a trademark to a business owner, the owner gains the exclusive legal right to use the name on products and merchandise such as T-shirts. (more...)
'All Eyez On Me' Producer Responds To Jada Pinkett Smith's Critique 'All Eyez On Me' Producer Responds To Jada Pinkett Smith's Critique
- June 19, 2017

Boom appears to have christened the opening weekend with a dinger alongside Power actor Omari Hardwick and All Eyez on Me lead Demetrius Shipp Jr . "I've never been to any of Pac's shows by his request", she added. We never had an argument backstage. In an interview with TMZ.com, " All Eyez On Me " producer LT Hutton responded to Jada's comments and said he was very disappointed, since she was "all good" with the film prior to its release. (more...)
Aerialist hangs by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagara Falls
- June 17, 2017

In accordance with New York State labor laws, Wallenda was attached to harness during the routine. And if just being up that high wasn't enough of a thrill, she used the strength of her teeth to hang on, 50 feet above her husband's record. Spectators watch as Erendira Wallenda performs a series of acrobatic maneuvers. "Our dentist is a very understanding person", her husband added. (more...)
MMA: Holm says McGregor can cause Mayweather problems MMA: Holm says McGregor can cause Mayweather problems
- June 16, 2017

Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights , will face the Irish UFC superstar at the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip. "If it happens both guys will make a lot of money, but Mayweather wins". Think Mayweather-McGregor is a freak show? Conor McGregor is the biggest attraction in MMA and one of the biggest draws in all of sports. (more...)
Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals
- June 12, 2017

While Amazon Prime Video has never been included on Apple TV , the dispute has been more than a one-way affair. While the announcement was light on details, the partnership presumably means that Amazon will start selling the Apple TV in coming months. (more...)
Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead
- June 10, 2017

The first, a ricochet off Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm, gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead with 17 seconds left in the first period. The Penguins' 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena is a ideal example. (more...)
Grande to return to stage Sunday for Manchester benefit show Grande to return to stage Sunday for Manchester benefit show
- June 08, 2017

Coldplay singer Chris Martin sang the Oasis classic " Don't Look Back in Anger ", as Grande smiled on. Thank you again Manchester and thank you Ari! As well as holding a moment's silence, the star announced: "We are Manchester and we are not f***ing scared!" Take That , who are from Manchester , followed Mumford. (more...)
Patty Jenkins Has Not Yet Been Signed as Wonder Woman 2 Director
- June 08, 2017

With its action movies and comic-book films, summer has always been the most male moviegoing season of the year _ one where even female Ghostbusters are enough to spark a tempestuous culture war. Magazine . So much misogyny has become common and internalized among men and women; however, for an outsider such as Wonder Woman , it hasn't. What we do know for sure is that Justice League will have a massively important battle sequence - one that establishes a lot more DCEU lore, and ... (more...)
Ariana Grande concert raised $3.5M for Manchester charity
- June 07, 2017

Earlier in the night Coldplay joined Grande on stage to sing Oasis's hit Don't Look Back In Anger, which has been an anthem for Manchester since the tragedy. Katy Perry lent a pair of her empowering songs to the benefit, following a stripped-down version of " Part of Me " with a thumping performances of " Roar ". (more...)
Ravens bolster secondary, sign CBs Boykin, Shabazz Ravens bolster secondary, sign CBs Boykin, Shabazz
- June 06, 2017

They added cornerbacks Brandon Boykin and Al-Hajj Shabazz to take the places of Young and Arrington. Prior to that, he hadn't missed a game while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2012 to 2014 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. (more...)
Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm
- June 06, 2017

The document, dated May 5, offered new insight into the USA government's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election-namely that the hackers "focused on parts of the system directly connected to the voter registration process". (more...)
Bill Maher apologizes for using racial slur during 'Real Time' interview Bill Maher apologizes for using racial slur during 'Real Time' interview
- June 04, 2017

Shortly after 10 p.m., Mr. Maher, the comedian and host of HBO's " Real Time ", was talking to Mr. Sasse on his program about the boundaries between adolescence and maturity, and how adults in California still dress up for Halloween . Many liberal groups have been calling for HBO to fire Maher over the comment. Sasse added , "The history of the n-word is an attack on universal human dignity". (more...)
Trump Slams Kathy Griffin Decapitation Photo as 'Sick'
- June 01, 2017

I am just now seeing the reaction to these images". I'm a comic, I crossed the line, I moved the line, then I crossed it. Griffin later apologized. In a video posted on Instagram , she said she "went way too far". It wasn't amusing. I get it. I will continue. I ask your forgiveness. "I was wrong", she tweeted. Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr, called on sponsors of Griffin, including CNN , to condemn the comedian. (more...)
IRL Angel Lorde Congratulates Cashier On New Job W/ Governors Ball Invite IRL Angel Lorde Congratulates Cashier On New Job W/ Governors Ball Invite
- June 01, 2017

Emely Paula Medina , an employee at NY smoothie store Liquiteria , said Lorde was the "first famous person" she had served a smoothie to and declared herself " shook " in a video posted to her Twitter feed with the caption "She made my morning". (more...)
James Bond star Roger Moore, 89 James Bond star Roger Moore, 89
- May 25, 2017

In a statement, they said: "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore , has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but fearless battle with cancer". "Which is why I play it mostly for laughs", he once said. Among Sir Roger's Bond films were Moonraker , A View To A Kill and The Man With The Golden Gun . (more...)
Harry Went to Great Lengths to Bring Girlfriend to Reception Harry Went to Great Lengths to Bring Girlfriend to Reception
- May 25, 2017

Chopra filmed the segment in a New York City hotel room, which was ideal for showing off her traveling shrine. Adams told Entertainment Tonight back in February, "She's [Markle's] like a sister to me". After it was announced the Suits actress would be attending the wedding despite rumours of a "no ring no bring" policy, all eyes were on what she would wear. (more...)
Tom Cruise says 'The Mummy' will be 'full of adventure'
- May 25, 2017

The Mummy hits theaters June 9, 2017. Screengrab taken from YouTube video showing Tom Cruise in " The Mummy ". Stepping into the title role for Alex Kurtzman's installment in Universal's Dark Universe will be Sofia Boutella as the incredibly powerful Ahmanet. (more...)
A look at the top moments from the Billboard Music Awards A look at the top moments from the Billboard Music Awards
- May 23, 2017

Cher wants you to know you can be sexy post-70. The pair of rappers kicked off a beef back in 2011 when Drake alluded to his belief that Ludacris was copying a flow that he and others favored. Once the audience had gathered its collective jaw from the floor, Cher delivered a heartwarming and amusing acceptance speech thanking her fans and family for their support throughout her career. (more...)
Reality Star Scott Disick's Home Burglarized in Hidden Hills: LASD Reality Star Scott Disick's Home Burglarized in Hidden Hills: LASD
- May 23, 2017

The things he is saying are nonsensical, and his eyes appear glazed over. Kourtney's rumored boyfriend Younes Bendjima was also spotted on the yacht and jet skiing nearby. Let's just hope it's going the same for Scott . Not to be outdone, ex Scott Disick is also jetting out to France, and he's bringing his own hot, young travel companion! But is it possible that the former Disney star has no interest in getting romantic with Kourtney Kardashian's ex? Kourtney claimed during this ... (more...)