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TransLink to 'pause' Morgan Freeman PSAs after sexual harassment allegations TransLink to 'pause' Morgan Freeman PSAs after sexual harassment allegations
- May 26, 2018

At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured", the statement read. As part of TransLink's rollout of credit card and mobile payments on board its buses and at SkyTrain stations, transit riders will hear Freeman's distinctive voice making announcements at select SkyTrain stations and on some routes for a brief time this summer. (more...)
Rocker Amanda Palmer sounds off on Harvey Weinstein’s arrest Rocker Amanda Palmer sounds off on Harvey Weinstein’s arrest
- May 26, 2018

I actually didn't believe this day would come... He will wear an electronic monitoring device at all times , and face other travel restrictions. Prosecutors said on Friday that Mr Weinstein had been charged with two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sexual act involving two women, who were not identified. (more...)
Philip Roth Once Torched Donald Trump In The Most Literary Way Philip Roth Once Torched Donald Trump In The Most Literary Way
- May 26, 2018

For many, Mr. Roth would be inextricably linked to one of the great comic, sexually charged novels of recent memory, 1969's " Portnoy's Complaint ", in which the lead character appears nearly overwhelmed with lust. He graduated from Weequahic High School in 1951 before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bucknell University. "The struggle with writing is done", said a note he taped to his computer. (more...)
NFL Owners Terrified Of Trump NFL Owners Terrified Of Trump
- May 25, 2018

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the NFL accusing team owners of colluding to keep him out of the league over his high-profile take-a-knee protests during the national anthem in the 2016 regular season. (more...)
Welcome Back! Nike Celebrates Serena Williams' Return With A Special-Edition Blazer Welcome Back! Nike Celebrates Serena Williams' Return With A Special-Edition Blazer
- May 24, 2018

She was ranked number one when she took leave from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour previous year, and had dropped to rank 453 during her absence. She was not ready yet but needed to feel the competition, so she made a decision to play even though she was far from being at 100 percent. "But right now, I'm taking a little bit at a time". (more...)
United States diplomat in China has brain injury after hearing 'abnormal' sounds United States diplomat in China has brain injury after hearing 'abnormal' sounds
- May 23, 2018

A health alert has been issued by the United States embassy in Guangzhou, warning Americans living or working in China to take action if "unusual sounds or piercing noises" are heard. CNN has reached out to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs but has not yet received a response on this matter. A US Diplomatic official told CNN the State Department "is looking into whether this is a sonic attack, similar to what happened in Cuba ". (more...)
Iran's Zarif Raps US 'Sham' Diplomacy after Pompeo Speech Iran's Zarif Raps US 'Sham' Diplomacy after Pompeo Speech
- May 23, 2018

The secretary of state did not say what new measures Washington was contemplating but he described sanctions imposed last week on the head of Iran's central bank as "just the beginning". "The JCPOA is the result of more than a decade of complex and delicate negotiations, based on dual track approach and therefore the best possible outcome, striking the right balance", Mogherini said, according to AFP. (more...)
Najib Razak, Malaysian Ex-Prime Minister, Questioned Over 1MDB Najib Razak, Malaysian Ex-Prime Minister, Questioned Over 1MDB
- May 23, 2018

The focus is on the asset recovery to bring back all the money and asset revenue from the 1MDB case offence. "There were people waiting to arrest me in Jeddah if I had landed there, but instead I flew to Washington", he said . Najib was asked to explain the alleged transfer of $681m from SRC International, a subsidiary of the 1MDB fund, into his personal bank account. Ownership of SRC had been transferred to Malaysia's finance ministry by February 2012, lowering 1MDB's gearing ratio ... (more...)
I'm 'a serial winner': Conte awaits Chelsea decision I'm 'a serial winner': Conte awaits Chelsea decision
- May 23, 2018

When asked about his future amid the celebrations, Hazard was coy. I leave my players happy with them. "To finish this season and win an important trophy like this shows great commitment and desire to finish the season in the right way despite the difficulties". (more...)
Nikki Bella Freaks John Cena Out With Talk of Babies Nikki Bella Freaks John Cena Out With Talk of Babies
- May 18, 2018

I just want us to work". I think when you sacrifice for so long, it's like, you can give so much and then you kind of get exhausted of giving. "Nikki isn't surprised that John is publicly saying that he wants to get back together with her but she has been shocked that he is saying he now wants to have kids, with her!" I want to make her my wife. (more...)
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Rating Reiterated by JPMorgan Chase Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Rating Reiterated by JPMorgan Chase
- May 18, 2018

The stock gained at first, but then began to slide as investors digested the details: Comparable sales were up 2.1% excluding fuel, slightly missing expectations. The retailer's transportation costs were also higher in the quarter. The Bentonville company's revenue rose 4.4 percent to $122.69 billion, beating projections for $120.08 billion. (more...)
Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal their cute bridal party Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal their cute bridal party
- May 18, 2018

May 12: The Daily Mail reports that viral photos of Thomas prepping for the wedding are fake. TMZ claims Markle Sr. told them he believes the heart attack was brought on by an open letter his son Thomas Markle Jr., Markle's estranged half-brother, wrote to Harry last month , encouraging him to call off the wedding. (more...)
Deadpool 2: what did you think? Deadpool 2: what did you think?
- May 17, 2018

Deadpool 2 opens this Friday at Century Cinemax, Oasis mall and Cinema Magic, Metroplex Naalya. Did you hold anything back or save anything thinking that there would be a sequel? And at the beginning itself, I basically tell him that I've been working for him for a few years now and that I am ready for more responsibility. (more...)
Rapper TI arrested outside his gated community Rapper TI arrested outside his gated community
- May 17, 2018

After T.I. parked his auto at his home, he walked back to try to get James' name, the report said. T.I. was released on $2,250 bond Wednesday morning. Rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday in Henry County, Georgia, outside Atlanta, according to authorities. It didn't take long for the rapper to be released and his mug shot said that he was anything but stressed about the situation. (more...)
Meghan Markle's Sister Has Been Hospitalised Following A Car Crash Meghan Markle's Sister Has Been Hospitalised Following A Car Crash
- May 17, 2018

He claims that he had to swerve his auto to avoid a photographer and hit a concrete barrier. Meghan's half-sister, Samantha Markle , has landed int he hospital after an alleged run-in with paparazzi in Florida on Wednesday. 'Meghan's way out of her league to tell me I can't speak'. The news follows yesterday's "will he-won't he" saga where Meghan's father Thomas Markle went back and forth on walking his daughter down the aisle on Saturday. (more...)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have welcomed a baby boy Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have welcomed a baby boy
- May 17, 2018

Their little boy joins daughter Luna, 2. Before adding: "Wanna hold my boy let's do thisssssss'". "It feels worse for me because with IVF you know *so* early", she explained. John said: "Luna's gonna be an issue. We've seen fertility doctors". She faced huge criticism for this reveal and was forced to defend the couple's decision to have a child via IVF. (more...)
Meghan's father will NOT attend the royal wedding... he's having surgery tomorrow Meghan's father will NOT attend the royal wedding... he's having surgery tomorrow
- May 17, 2018

I didn't want him deprive of that. Whether he attends the wedding will be based on "whether or not it's safe" for him to go, said Grant. Almost two weeks ago, Kensington Palace confirmed that the former lighting director in Hollywood ― who now lives a low-key life in Rosarito, Mexico ― would be walking his daughter down the aisle on May 19 . (more...)
Renowned author Tom Wolfe dies at 88 Renowned author Tom Wolfe dies at 88
- May 16, 2018

As noted by Page Six , Wolfe had first made a name for himself as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune in the 1960s, developing a new writing style, in which writers immerse themselves in a story, that he called New Journalism. Between 1965 and 1981, Wolfe wrote nine nonfiction books. His first novel, Bonfire of the Vanities , arrived in 1987, skewering the excesses of the money-hungry 1980s. (more...)
Muslim superhero film by Marvel 'in the works' Muslim superhero film by Marvel 'in the works'
- May 16, 2018

Kamala Khan - a fictional Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey - first donned the Ms Marvel costume in 2013. " Captain Marvel right now is shooting right now with Brie Larson ". The year 2018 has been completely owned by Marvel Cinematic Universe. Okay, before you get too excited, let us remind you that she only voiced a superhero. (more...)
Kevin Feige Says There Are Plans at Marvel Studios for Ms. Marvel Kevin Feige Says There Are Plans at Marvel Studios for Ms. Marvel
- May 16, 2018

Marvel is a 16-year-old Pakistani American superhero first introduced as Ms. Marvel in February of 2014, becoming the first Muslim character to headline a Marvel comic book. In this case, Kamala gets her name, Ms. Marvel , from Carol Danvers, who starts her superhero career with that codename. Later he was approached by Sgt. (more...)
Margot Kidder Dies, Aged 69 Margot Kidder Dies, Aged 69
- May 15, 2018

She spent the last decades of her life living in Montana and engaging in political activism, including protesting the USA military action in Iraq. Police were called to her home by an unidentified person and when officials arrived, she was 'unconscious and not breathing'. (more...)
Happy 1 month, True: Khloe Kardashian debuts her baby Happy 1 month, True: Khloe Kardashian debuts her baby
- May 15, 2018

Simpson is Khloé's dad", one user commented on the video. M.J. Shannon is Kardashian's grandmother, and Kris Jenner's mother. The tiny reveal, complete with a flower filter, came Saturday as allegations swirl that the reality star's National Basketball Association boyfriend, Tristan Thompson , cheated on her while she was pregnant. (more...)
Ryan Reynolds makes star turn as singing unicorn on Korean TV Ryan Reynolds makes star turn as singing unicorn on Korean TV
- May 15, 2018

The follow-up to the highest-grossing (global) R-rated movie of all time doesn't mess much with the original's winning formula yet never feels recycled or operating on autopilot. In many aspects, the Cable subplot - not even starting until about the 30-minute mark - becomes the principal focus of the narrative's second half. (more...)
82 women protesting at Cannes win a pledge for more women directors 82 women protesting at Cannes win a pledge for more women directors
- May 15, 2018

The world's top festival also promised to be more transparent in its selection process after facing years of criticism over the lack of women directors in its main competition. The Cannes representatives are the first to sign the Programming Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals, a document created by the French gender-parity group 50/50 by 2020. (more...)
Amitabh Bachchan watches Avengers, doesn't understand what happened in the film Amitabh Bachchan watches Avengers, doesn't understand what happened in the film
- May 14, 2018

Of course, this in large part due to Infinity War hitting China this past weekend , where it had a massive $ 200 million opening. The Universal Pictures release is just the latest in a long string of successful collaborations with producer Will Packer , who also produced "Girl's Trip" and the "Ride Along" films. (more...)