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Laurel or Yanny? The Audio Version of 'The Dress,' Explained Laurel or Yanny? The Audio Version of 'The Dress,' Explained
- May 17, 2018

It then circulated on Twitter this week, where the debate rages on. The clip has been shared thousands of times, and people around the world - including celebrities Chrissy Teigen , Mindy Kaling and, of course, Yanni - have weighed in on what they hear . (more...)
Chief Rabbi Blesses Ivanka, Jared, Calls Trump 'King of Kindness'
- May 15, 2018

While Trump has been unable to make many of those promises a reality, one that has come true is moving the United States embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Jared Kushner is putting the final touches on his long awaited Middle East Peace plan. American late night comedians took aim at the news of the day in their monologues on Monday night - including the moving of the US Embassy to Jerusalem . (more...)
Lars Von Trier's new serial killer film causes walkout at Cannes Lars Von Trier's new serial killer film causes walkout at Cannes
- May 15, 2018

You can check out a few Twitter reactions below. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night. The director was banned in the following years after joking about "sympathizing with Hitler" Talking about " The House That Jack Built ", Cannes director Thierry Fremaux had earlier said that the film featured "a subject so controversial” that it could only appear in an out-of-competition slot at the festival". (more...)
Sebi, exchanges step-up vigil before Karnataka Assembly elections results Sebi, exchanges step-up vigil before Karnataka Assembly elections results
- May 14, 2018

If the BJP and the JD (S) team up. which again seems quite unlikely as of now, it could see an entirely new set of leadership at the helm, with H D Kumaraswamy getting another shot at Chief Ministership. Yeddyurappa will become Chief Minister of Karnataka. Addressing reporters in Chamundeshwari, the Chief Minister dismissed exit poll results and expressed confidence that the Congress would form the Government on its own. (more...)
Bank of England to hold rates after data downturn Bank of England to hold rates after data downturn
- May 13, 2018

Money markets now show the probability of an August increase in borrowing costs as only about 50 percent, and a hike by the end of the year - previously fully priced in - at about 87 percent. "Our UK economists noted that the meeting brought out mixed messages from the BoE". James Smith at ING said the approach of crunch negotiations about Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union could make it hard for the BoE to raise rates later this year. (more...)
Google to Require OEMs to Rollout Regular Security Upgrades Google to Require OEMs to Rollout Regular Security Upgrades
- May 12, 2018

Google even got one of the singer-songwriter John Legend to lend his suave voice to Google Assistant . The new Android version says goodbye to the three-button navigation system available for previous versions. The robotic assistant uses a very natural speech pattern, even adding in the odd "er" and "mmm-hmm" so it's extremely hard to tell the difference from an actual human phone call. (more...)
You can now play as Thanos in Fortnite You can now play as Thanos in Fortnite
- May 12, 2018

You can check out all of the changes right here . So far we've seen superheroes in the traditional tights (that can now be upgraded) and cool new pickaxes that stay true to the superhero concept. Increased Punch damage from 80 to 100. There is an equally massive catch though. That's the easy part. The Infinity Gauntlet mode does not yet have an end date, but these typically run for about a week. (more...)
Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices
- May 12, 2018

Democrats have long favored giving Medicare that power, but Republicans traditionally oppose the idea. And it's also still unclear how those changes will help the roughly 160 million Americans with private insurance. But as president he has shied away from major changes and has staffed his administration with appointees who have deep ties to the industry. That includes Azar, a former top executive at Eli Lilly. (more...)
Twitter is toying with encrypted direct messaging on the Android app Twitter is toying with encrypted direct messaging on the Android app
- May 10, 2018

Now we know the company took the advice seriously, though its plans for implementing the privacy tool remain unclear. If you don't remember, back in 2016, Edward Snowden requested this feature to Twitter CEO. Deleting the secret messages is permanent, she said. The encrypted communication would only apply to direct messages, so this doesn't mean users can publish encrypted tweets . (more...)
Sherlock Holmes 3 Release Date Confirmed for 2020 Sherlock Holmes 3 Release Date Confirmed for 2020
- May 09, 2018

From what we understand, both RDJ and Jude Law - who plays John Watson - will be back in their respective roles. The first Sherlock Holmes proved tough following in the wake of the first Avatar during the 2009 holiday season, opening also on Christmas and ultimately making $209M stateside to the James Cameron pic's $749.7M (it's original stateside gross). (more...)
Last Night's James Beard Awards Were a Victory for Diversity Last Night's James Beard Awards Were a Victory for Diversity
- May 09, 2018

This year, most went to chefs with relatively new restaurants: Jeremiah Langhorne of the Dabney in Washington D.C., Nina Compton of Compère Lapin in New Orleans, Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, Missy Robbins of Lilia in Brooklyn, and Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis. (more...)
Chelsea vs Liverpool: What Hazard said about Giroud's performance Chelsea vs Liverpool: What Hazard said about Giroud's performance
- May 08, 2018

It's normal to be a bit nervous, and today was a must-win game. Liverpool may have reached the Champions League final last week but their recent form has been anything but convincing. "Today he played a very good game and worked very hard without the ball, but I am pleased for the whole performance of the whole team". " Mohamed Salah did not look that interested against Chelsea , which was odd, but I was more concerned with the way Liverpool's entire front three played at the ... (more...)
Gabrielle Union Addresses Reports Of A Gabrielle Union Addresses Reports Of A "Feud" With Jada Pinkett Smith
- May 08, 2018

Because I realized with all my expectations, how expectations will steal the gifts that are sitting right there in front of you because you can't see them. "Well, I want you to know , that Will Smith let me have it ", Jada admitted, the two women now laughing over the fight. "And I was like, 'Bless her heart, '" Sheree retorted. (more...)
VIDEO Watch Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin's Brutal Knockout Win In Round 2 VIDEO Watch Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin's Brutal Knockout Win In Round 2
- May 08, 2018

Both Golovkin , born in Kazakhstan, and Martirosyan , born in Armenia , fight out of Southern California. "The first round I was just looking, because I know he is a good fighter", the 36-year-old Golovkin said. Golovkin , nicknamed Triple G , is the current WBA , WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight champion. When Martirosyan was first rumored as one of the potential Alvarez replacements, his inclusion on that list was viewed as a joke to many. (more...)
Zidane Explains Why Real Madrid Won't Give Barcelona A Guard Of Honour Zidane Explains Why Real Madrid Won't Give Barcelona A Guard Of Honour
- May 07, 2018

The fire has been well stoked by Gerard Pique, who said Real Madrid need not give the Catalans a guard of honour since they did not "participate" in La Liga this season. Iniesta, who is expected to complete a move to China, has been key in recent months but Valverde said there was no point trying to persuade the 33-year-old. (more...)
Childish Gambino drops political video for new single 'This is America'
- May 07, 2018

Childish Gambino has had a busy weekend. Anyone who is a fan of Atlanta will see similarities between the show and this video. Host Donald Glover was among a small group of survivors in the sketch , which also included Beck Bennett , Aidy Bryant , Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong . (more...)
Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan get their moves ready for Sonam-Anand's sangeet Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan get their moves ready for Sonam-Anand's sangeet
- May 07, 2018

She will simultaneously aggressively promote Veere Di Wedding , which is slated to be released on June 1. Spread through the span of two days, Sonam and Anand Ahuja's wedding functions will be held at Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra Bandstand and The Leela hotel. (more...)
Disney to produce live sports and entertainment shows for Twitter Disney to produce live sports and entertainment shows for Twitter
- May 02, 2018

Twitter global vice president of revenue and content partnerships Matthew Derella called teaming up with Disney "a huge step forward in expanding the depth and breadth of video content we offer". In addition to the recently announced weekly live stream MLB game and highlights package, MLB will live stream a brand-new show on Twitter around the MLB All-Star Game and Postseason. (more...)
Unbeaten Barcelona seal title with four games to go Unbeaten Barcelona seal title with four games to go
- May 01, 2018

A routine victory looked on the cards from the moment Philippe Coutinho finished Ousmane Dembele's pass, and Messi scored a 30th league goal of the campaign from Luis Suarez's sensational assist to double the lead. "It was a very special title for all of us because we are yet to lose any matches". How appropriate it is that Iniesta's final act as a Barcelona player will be raising the league trophy aloft. (more...)
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
- April 28, 2018

Tampa opened the season by rallying for six runs in the eighth inning to beat the Red Sox , then lost six in a row to the high-flying Red Sox and are part of Boston's 19-5 start. In a corresponding move, utility man Brock Holt was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. As for the Sox, they're rolling with David Price on the mound Saturday. (more...)
Prince William May Have Just Hinted At The New Royal Baby's Name Prince William May Have Just Hinted At The New Royal Baby's Name
- April 26, 2018

Since Middleton has a brother named James , and there were also two Scottish kings of the same name, royal expert Victoria Arbiter said that it's a strong possibility. However, what's not amusing was Prince Charles's words when Prince Harry was born. The palace says "the queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news". (more...)
Tom Hardy Becomes Marvel Anti-Hero Venom Tom Hardy Becomes Marvel Anti-Hero Venom
- April 26, 2018

According to Entertainment Weekly , Hardy told the audience at CinemaCon that he was excited to be involved in the film, which also stars actress Michelle Williams . For the last couple of months, we've been hearing how Sony is keeping it all separated, and Spider-Man is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , but every other character that's in the Spider-Man universe is separate. (more...)
Dallas Police Officers Wounded In Shooting Outside Store, Suspect Arrested Dallas Police Officers Wounded In Shooting Outside Store, Suspect Arrested
- April 25, 2018

The Dallas Police Department tweeted that tweeted that a Loss Prevention Officer was also shot in the incident. The condition of the civilian, a Home Depot employee, was unknown. "We need you right now, our hearts are very heavy", she said. She asked for continued prayers for their recovery. No further details were immediately available. (more...)
Massage Therapist Sues Marvel Comics' Stan Lee For Alleged Sexual Misconduct Massage Therapist Sues Marvel Comics' Stan Lee For Alleged Sexual Misconduct
- April 25, 2018

Carballo is seeking more than $50,000 in damages for each count and reimbursement for her attorney fees. Jonathan Freund, an attorney for Lee, told the Tribune that the suit is a "shakedown" targeting his client due to his wealth. Lee again reacted the same way when she massaged his thighs, she said. "He is rich and famous". When she began to therapeutic massage his thighs Lee began to moan and groan, the lawsuit alleges, at which level Carbello lower the therapeutic massage quick and ... (more...)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding Music and Performers Have Been Revealed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding Music and Performers Have Been Revealed
- April 25, 2018

I'm so excited and honoured to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. The choir from St George's chapel , which dates back to 1348, an orchestra made up of musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the State Trumpeters will also be among those providing music for the event. (more...)
Crazy Rich Asians: First Trailer Released Crazy Rich Asians: First Trailer Released
- April 24, 2018

Chu Film, " Crazy Rich Asians ". "You really should've told me you're like the Prince William of Asia", Rachel tells her boyfriend. The film, directed by John M Chu, follows the couple as they travel to Singapore to meet his family, who she discovers are " crazy rich". (more...)
United Kingdom tenders apology as protesters tear Indian flag at anti-Modi rally United Kingdom tenders apology as protesters tear Indian flag at anti-Modi rally
- April 23, 2018

The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen India-Germany cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said , adding that Modi's visit "demonstrates India's mutual desire to strengthen the strategic partnership". (more...)
Alleged stalker breaks into Taylor Swift's home and naps, showers Alleged stalker breaks into Taylor Swift's home and naps, showers
- April 22, 2018

On Feb. 13, Alvarado was arrested for allegedly using a shovel to smash the building's front glass door. As reported by TMZ , this latest incident was particularly alarming because the man actually managed to make it inside her Manhattan townhouse. (more...)
Nadal advances to 12th Monte-Carlo Masters final in past 14 years Nadal advances to 12th Monte-Carlo Masters final in past 14 years
- April 22, 2018

Thiem, an Austrian who is seeded fifth and beat Nadal twice before on clay, earned sympathetic cheers from the crowd when he finally won a game in the second set. It has been a great day for me, and a very good result against a very hard rival. While Nishikori produced a spirited performance to clinch a 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-3 win over Croatia's Marin Cilic in their last-eight clash, Zverev stormed into semi-finals with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over France's Richard Gasquet. (more...)
Deal allows ex-Playmate to speak about alleged Trump affair Deal allows ex-Playmate to speak about alleged Trump affair
- April 21, 2018

Karen McDougal's settlement with the company that owns the National Enquirer "restores to me the rights to my life story and frees me from this contract that I was misled into signing almost two years ago", she said in a statement Wednesday. (more...)
WWE Legend Bruno Sammartino Passes Away At Age 82 WWE Legend Bruno Sammartino Passes Away At Age 82
- April 20, 2018

He sold out Madison Square Garden 187 times and captured the hearts of fans as one of the longest-reigning world champions for WWF, holding the belt for almost 8 consecutive years. Bruno returned to WWE in the mid-80s as a broadcaster alongside Mr. McMahon and as a mentor for his son David, who was just beginning his grappling career. (more...)
Qualcomm Slashes Jobs As It Looks To Stem Costs Qualcomm Slashes Jobs As It Looks To Stem Costs
- April 20, 2018

Qualcomm Inc . has begun cutting about 1,500 jobs in California as part of a broader workforce reduction aimed at meeting a commitment to investors to pare costs by $1 billion, according to people familiar with the process. This comes after Broadcom's attempt of a hostile takeover of the company. The chipmaker has been ramping up its operations since then to improve earnings growth. (more...)
Love expected to play through thumb injury Love expected to play through thumb injury
- April 20, 2018

However, his dominance Wednesday shouldn't make the Cavaliers feel confident about the remainder of the postseason. "I was just telling the guys that never played at Bankers Life in the playoffs how incredible an experience it is just being out on that floor", Turner said following Wednesday's loss. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth's last corgi dies, marking the end of a canine dynasty Queen Elizabeth's last corgi dies, marking the end of a canine dynasty
- April 19, 2018

The Queen , pictured in 1973 sitting on a grassy bank with her corgis, at Virginia Water. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has lost the last descendant of her original corgi after 14-year-old Willow was put down at Windsor Castle on Sunday following a battle with cancer, according to United Kingdom media reports. (more...)
Miranda Lambert's ACM Awards Guitar Had an Inscription From Loretta Lynn Miranda Lambert's ACM Awards Guitar Had an Inscription From Loretta Lynn
- April 18, 2018

His girlfriend Gwen Stefani joined him onstage. Clarkson also performed at the Planet Hollywood on Sunday. Awkward run-in alert! Gwen Stefani accompanied Blake Shelton to the ACM Awards on April 15, where his ex, Miranda Lambert was also in attendance! As you might know, Blake Shelton has garnered quite a bit of fame for his similar role on NBC's The Voice . (more...)
Jim Carrey sets sights on Sean Hannity's scandal in latest drawing Jim Carrey sets sights on Sean Hannity's scandal in latest drawing
- April 18, 2018

The former is best-known as President Donald Trump's lawyer for the Russian Federation probe, and the latter is married to attorney Joseph diGenova , who along with her husband was announced as two additions to the president's legal team last month only to be taken off of it after conflicts of interest were revealed. (more...)
'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Finale: Rick's choice 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Finale: Rick's choice
- April 17, 2018

Debuting directly after the TWD Season 8 finale and facing the mega-hyped 20/20 sitdown with former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss James Comey on ABC, the Kim Dickens led Fear brought in 4.1 million viewers. The Walking Dead Season 8 concluded tonight with Rich defeating Negan and leaving him alive to honor Carl's last wish. Rick and Michonne tell him he's going to spend the rest of his life in a cell. (more...)
Beyoncé Reunites with Destiny's Child for Star-Studded Coachella Peformance Beyoncé Reunites with Destiny's Child for Star-Studded Coachella Peformance
- April 16, 2018

With an audio recording of novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's essay We Should All Be Feminists allowing Ms. Beyonce a moment to prepare, she re-emerged being elevated to the stage in an unmistakable silhouette of three figures. In addition to the girl group's reunion, Coachella was Beyonce's first public performance she gave birth to her and Jay-Z's twins Rumi and Sir Carter in June of 2017. (more...)
How to Watch the 2018 ACM Awards How to Watch the 2018 ACM Awards
- April 16, 2018

Just because the ceremony is not going to tackle sexual harassment or women's equality, that doesn't mean it isn't going to address other issues, such as the shooting in Las Vegas past year, where a gunman opened fire on a group of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing 58 people. (more...)
'Amadeus' director Milos Forman dies at 86 'Amadeus' director Milos Forman dies at 86
- April 15, 2018

Forman's manager Dennis Aspland also confirmed the same. He received his last best director Oscar nod for the 1996 film The People Vs Larry Flynt . He was raised an orphan after both his parents died in concentration camps during World War Two. His satire " The Fireman's Ball " was banned in Czechoslovakia in 1968 after the Soviets invaded and crushed any liberal strides the country had made. (more...)
France says 'large part' of Syria chemical arsenal destroyed
- April 15, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May won backing from her senior ministers on Thursday to take unspecified action with the United States and France to deter further use of chemical weapons by Syria. We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in our world. (more...)
New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox get in dustup New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox get in dustup
- April 13, 2018

The Red Sox were mad at Austin for an ugly slide into second base . Lots of runs, lots of drama, lots of punches. It all began on a Tyler Wade bunt in the third inning that would advance Neil Walker to third base, forcing Tyler Austin out at second. (more...)
Kris Jenner Reportedly Fired & Blacklisted Tristan Thompson From 'KUWTK' & Family Endeavors Kris Jenner Reportedly Fired & Blacklisted Tristan Thompson From 'KUWTK' & Family Endeavors
- April 13, 2018

That's just not going to fly with Kris Jenner and she has already planned her revenge. We're told she later learned Tristan and Khloe had been together for nearly a year and, at that point, she cut off the fling. despite pleading with her doctors to let her return home. Not anymore, Tristan . Hopefully Khloe's family and friends are in Cleveland with her now to help her focus on what's most important: the remainder of her pregnancy and delivering her baby girl. (more...)
Once out of Africa, early human migration was widespread Once out of Africa, early human migration was widespread
- April 11, 2018

Their hunch paid off 2 years later, when study co-author and paleontologist Iyad Zalmout of the Saudi Geological Survey in Jeddah found a small bone stuck in the sediment. People may have settled Arabia at this early date because it was an appealing place to live. During the time when the finger fossil owner was still alive, the Al Wusta site was a freshwater lake in an ancient grassland environment. (more...)
Donald Trump, Barack Obama Among World Leaders Snubbed For Royal Wedding
- April 11, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited British Prime Minister Theresa May or US President Donald Trump to their wedding . She will take her 62-year-old grandmother Pat Churches who "loves the royals". While it didn't look all that likely that President Trump would be invited, many speculated that the Obamas would be included. Others will include members of the couple's charities, local schoolkids and members of the Royal Household and Crown Estate. (more...)
Cardi B Reveals How Much She's Getting Paid For Coachella Cardi B Reveals How Much She's Getting Paid For Coachella
- April 11, 2018

Cardi says she didn't initially realize how big of a deal Coachella was, but now she's willing to spend some of her own money on making the experience as memorable as possible. I don't like to feel like I'm obligated and having a hard time at work. "Why do I have to choose a career or a baby?'" "When I did the Grammys, I got a note from Bono", she explains. (more...)
'A Quiet Place' dethrones 'Ready Player One' at the weekend box office 'A Quiet Place' dethrones 'Ready Player One' at the weekend box office
- April 10, 2018

I think John has created this incredible world with these characters and I think A Quiet Place definitely lives on its own. Horror movies aren't known for legs but they also aren't known for large budgets. But engaging the audience on a more visceral level like this is awesome since it not only takes the fear level up to another notch, but it creates a situation in which the normal reactions to a threat will be those that will get a person killed. (more...)
Border states pledge 1600 troops for Trump's border fight Border states pledge 1600 troops for Trump's border fight
- April 10, 2018

Title 32 units typically act in law enforcement roles, but the Trump administration has said guardsmen in this deployment - as in previous deployments to the border under Presidents George W. California and New Mexico, the two other states bordering Mexico, have not made public commitments to sending Guard members. There is not a end date for the deployment, Abbott talked about: "We may be on this for the prolonged haul". (more...)
Meghan promises Sydney trip to Invictus Games after watching trials with Harry Meghan promises Sydney trip to Invictus Games after watching trials with Harry
- April 08, 2018

During the trails, the casually dressed couple, who sported Invictus polos and jeans, spent the day greeting and chatting with athletes who hope to represent the U.K.at this year's games. Jennifer wowed her British fans when she won her first season in the singing competition. "It's great that she's here and so supportive". "The vision for the wedding will really be Meghan's and Jessica's", the source adds. (more...)
Prince Charles wants Australia to become a republic: Paul Keating Prince Charles wants Australia to become a republic: Paul Keating
- April 06, 2018

The royals will head straight to Old Government House, before visiting Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, where they will meet with families and children. More to come as the tour progresses. Bundaberg is the first regional stop for Prince Charles as part of his official duties for the Commonwealth Games. (more...)