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U.S. looks to establish new Arab force in northern Syria U.S. looks to establish new Arab force in northern Syria
- April 18, 2018

The White House recently increased the tone in willingness to withdraw from Syria, as the Trump administration said staying in Syria comes at a high cost for the US and that USA allies should take more responsibility in the war-torn country. (more...)
Carl Kasell (1934 - 2018), star of NPR's Carl Kasell (1934 - 2018), star of NPR's "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!"
- April 18, 2018

Personality, comedy, and the buttoned-down world of serious public radio were never really friends until Kasell proved you could be both a serious news person and amusing. It was his voice that carried the first broadcast of NPR's " Morning Edition " in 1979, a newscast that still hits the airwaves each morning even after Kasell's retirement in 2009. (more...)
Netflix share price surges as company crushes Q1 2018 forecasts Netflix share price surges as company crushes Q1 2018 forecasts
- April 18, 2018

In its earnings report for the first quarter of 2018, released after the close of markets yesterday, the company revealed that it added 7.4 million subscribers worldwide in the first three months of the year, out of which the overwhelming majority - 5 million - were from overseas markets outside the US. (more...)
Alberta seeks to cut oil to British Columbia in pipeline row Alberta seeks to cut oil to British Columbia in pipeline row
- April 18, 2018

According to The Globe and Mail , British Columbia's Horgan said Sunday that if the province loses in court the provincial government will abandon its opposition to the project. and for the protection of our shareholders in order to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project", the company said in a statement . "I'm not counting on Alberta taking extreme or unlawful actions, but if they do we're prepared to defend British Columbians' interests with every legal means available and in the ... (more...)
Box-Office Milestone: Steven Spielberg is First Member of $10B Director's Club Box-Office Milestone: Steven Spielberg is First Member of $10B Director's Club
- April 18, 2018

Steven Spielberg will produce his first DC title for Warner Bros ., Blackhawk , with an eye on the three-time Oscar winning filmmaker directing under his Amblin banner. Spielberg will produce the film together with Kristie Macosko Krieger, under Amblin Entertainment, while Sue Kroll will executive produce, under her Kroll & Co. (more...)
Taylor Hall has goal, 2 assists as Devils rally past Lightning Taylor Hall has goal, 2 assists as Devils rally past Lightning
- April 18, 2018

The 32-year-old Schneider got his chance to play in a meaningful game when the Tampa Bay Lightning smoked the Devils in the opening two games of the first-round series, outscoring them 10-5. While all four games on Tuesday night's schedule were pure insanity, one stood out, that being game three between the Devils and Lightning, in Newark, NJ, a hockey hotbed. (more...)
Steve Harvey Shares New Details on the Kardashians' Family Feud Episode Steve Harvey Shares New Details on the Kardashians' Family Feud Episode
- April 18, 2018

OK, so there was no such survey, but the game show's host Steve Harvey , the man who would know better than anyone else, has confirmed that Kanye was indeed the top player from the "Keeping Up" fam. Harvey appeared to think Kim's BFF Jonathan Cheban was too "extra". On the other was Kris Jenner, the Kardashian's grandmother MJ, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and another family member who could not be made out in the still from the episode . (more...)
"The Voice", "American Idol" Endure Declines On Monday
- April 18, 2018

Sadly, though, she has a case of constantly putting style over substance , and radio host and talent guru Bobby Bones tried to help her with interpersonal connections. Bryan didn't think it was the best song choice, but Perry said his voice had "wisdom and power". The final performance features Effie Passero and Cam . (more...)
Inmate deaths in SC prisons on the rise Inmate deaths in SC prisons on the rise
- April 17, 2018

At Lee Correctional, an inmate held a guard hostage for 90 minutes in March and another killed a fellow prisoner in February. Allen states he learned about the morale issues while visiting prisons following the deadly attack at Kirkland previous year and expects to follow up on their investigation after this latest riot at Lee. (more...)
J Cole's new album is coming sooner than you think J Cole's new album is coming sooner than you think
- April 17, 2018

The tweet included a "no phones" and "no cameras" disclaimer that had many speculating he'd be debuting new music. Following the announcement, he changed his profile pic, background and Instagram avatar leading fans to suspect that he was about to drop a new project. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar is a Pulitzer Prize victor Kendrick Lamar is a Pulitzer Prize victor
- April 17, 2018

He described the prize as an "incredible honor" and said he was proud of the work "we all did at The Daily Progress ". The Pulitzer board awarded the worldwide reporting prize to Filipino journalist Manuel Mogato and two other Reuters reporters, Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. (more...)
Cathy Yan in Early Talks to Direct Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Movie Cathy Yan in Early Talks to Direct Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Movie
- April 17, 2018

The film is expected to be based on the " Birds of Prey " comics storyline and feature numerous female characters from the DC universe teaming up with Robbie's Harley. Per Deadline , "She was a Wall Street Journal reporter who worked from New York, Hong Kong and Beijing, and one of the paper's youngest reporters to land multiple stories on the front page". (more...)
John Cena, Nikki Bella end engagement John Cena, Nikki Bella end engagement
- April 17, 2018

News. "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives". "[John] talked a really good game about having changed, about having his priorities straight, about knowing what's important". A trailer for season three of their E! reality show " Total Bellas " also dropped a majorly ominous hint at an eventual split . Love is beautiful, but we've had to come to the realisation after being together for five years that love is not easy. (more...)
Drake confirms new album Scorpion will be released in June 2018 Drake confirms new album Scorpion will be released in June 2018
- April 17, 2018

Another is a picture of a bejeweled scorpion pendant. Neither Drake nor Raye have spoken out about the reports on social media, but if this is now a thing then we hope we at least get a quality tune or two out of it! Though he doesn't write it specifically in the caption for the post, he's been teasing the new album for several months. (more...)
Searches Find Two More Bodies in Missing Valencia Family Case Searches Find Two More Bodies in Missing Valencia Family Case
- April 17, 2018

A boating team on April 15 noticed a smell of gasoline emanating from the water - around half-a-mile ahead, downstream, of the reported crash site. Goodwin came across an organization called Star Legacy , a nonprofit that works on stillbirth prevention and helps families deal with the emotional devastation that follows the loss of a child. (more...)
Cosby's accuser denies framing him Cosby's accuser denies framing him
- April 17, 2018

All five women who were allowed to testify told the court that Cosby tried to mentor them in some way - whether it was in acting or modeling - and when the women met with Cosby, he gave them alcohol, small blue pills or both. Her testimony prompted Cosby, sitting with his lawyers at the defense table, to open his eyes wide. Cosby has denied that the accusations, declaring any sexual contact was consensual. (more...)
Best of WWE Raw as the Superstar Shake-up kicks off Best of WWE Raw as the Superstar Shake-up kicks off
- April 17, 2018

We could see matchups like The Usos vs. Dolph Ziggler: Most groaned when this acquisition was revealed , especially when Titus Worldwide made their way down to the ring to welcome Ziggler. At least for now, she still has Sonya Deville with her at ringside. She 100% needs to be on screen with him at all times . The Revival deserve better for what's happened to them since their call-up to the main roster. (more...)
Eminem closes out Coachella Weekend 1 with fiery performance Eminem closes out Coachella Weekend 1 with fiery performance
- April 17, 2018

The 45-year-old rapper had fans at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, going wild as he performed some of his biggest hits - and also brought out some other well-known talent to help make it a memorable performance. (more...)
'I can be raped, killed, Kathua,' victim's counsel told media 'I can be raped, killed, Kathua,' victim's counsel told media
- April 17, 2018

He had also demanded that the case, which has led to a country-wide uproar, be shifted to a court outside Jammu and Kashmir . "We are ready to extend all legal help and support to the victim's family", Association President Mian Qayoom told the media during the march. (more...)
Philadelphia DA wants Meek Mill conviction thrown out Philadelphia DA wants Meek Mill conviction thrown out
- April 17, 2018

Last November, the "1942 Flows" rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation. The judge in the case reportedly wouldn't discuss the possibility of bail. The DA also stated in open court that the prior DA was aware that Officer Graham was untrustworthy as far back as 2005, which was never disclosed to Meek's defense team. (more...)
Night Court actor Harry Anderson found dead at 65 Night Court actor Harry Anderson found dead at 65
- April 17, 2018

Anderson, whose fondness for vintage clothing and the crooner Mel Torme was incorporated into his role on " Night Court ", began his career as a magician and stand-up comedian around Los Angeles clubs, including the Magic Castle. Neil Patrick Harris revealed that he recently bought magic memorabilia from Anderson, including a phone booth with the actor's name on it. "Stunned by the passing of Harry Anderson , one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up". (more...)
President Trump's re-election campaign raised $10m so far in 2018 President Trump's re-election campaign raised $10m so far in 2018
- April 17, 2018

Trump's campaign raised $10.1 million in 2018's first three months and has $28.3 million in the bank, the campaign finance report shows. The Trump Corp. The Trump committee also paid almost $1.7 million for digital consulting and online advertising services to Parscale Strategy LLC, the firm of Brad Parscale , Trump's 2020 campaign manager. (more...)
Ian Somerhalder to star in another vampire show Ian Somerhalder to star in another vampire show
- April 17, 2018

Netflix has handed out a 10-episode, straight to series order for V-Wars, The Hollywood Reporter noted. William Laurin and Glenn Davis will act as showrunners while Brad Turner directs at least the pilot episode. "We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide", Netflix said in a press release. (more...)
Gwyneth Paltrow: Inside Her Star-Packed Engagement Bash Gwyneth Paltrow: Inside Her Star-Packed Engagement Bash
- April 17, 2018

Hollywood actors Gwyneth Paltrow and producer Brad Falchuk had a black-tie engagement party at the Los Angeles Theater on April 15 which is also rumored to be a secret wedding. The daughter of Blythe Danner added: 'We feel like the luckiest people on the planet because we have all of you in our lives. One person who was notably absent from the festivities was Chris Martin - ex-husband to Gwyneth and co-parent to their two children - Apple and Moses - but given the nature of the ... (more...)
'Hotel Artemis' Trailer Reveals Star-Studded Sci-Fi Showdown 'Hotel Artemis' Trailer Reveals Star-Studded Sci-Fi Showdown
- April 17, 2018

Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown , Sofia Boutella , Jeff Goldblum , Brian Tyree Henry , Jenny Slate , Zachary Quinto , Charlie Day , and Dave Bautista . "This place was built on two things - trust and rules", Foster asserts. Did you love John Wick , but maybe wished it focused nearly exclusively on the Continental Hotel? The hospital's rules are explained in the trailer: don't insult the staff, no weapons are allowed on the hospital's ... (more...)