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ABC wasn't ABC wasn't "confident about the creative path" — Designated Survivor' cancellation
- May 16, 2018

ABC cancelled the Kiefer Sutherland vehicle after two seasons last week, but the studio behind the series, eOne, is now in talks with Netflix about picking up season 3. The production of the show has been turbulent with four showrunners in two seasons, and a fifth signing on for a potential third season. The series saw ratings declines in Season 2 but continued to be helped by strong delayed increases. (more...)
SC Rejects Karnataka's Plea To Stall Finalisation Of Draft Cauvery Scheme SC Rejects Karnataka's Plea To Stall Finalisation Of Draft Cauvery Scheme
- May 16, 2018

The Kerala government has also raised objection on the draft scheme. Karnataka today informed the Supreme Court that it would support the Centre's Cauvery Draft Action Plan, barring a few clauses. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have fought over the river for more than a century now. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Mettur dam can not be opened for irrigation on the scheduled date (June 12) mostly because of Karnataka's failure to release the quantum of water stipulated in the Tribunal ... (more...)
Christina aguilera bares her soul on vulnerable new ballad 'twice' Christina aguilera bares her soul on vulnerable new ballad 'twice'
- May 16, 2018

Aguilera, who originally judged the show alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green, said that she "felt like things really started to shift and change" over time. The two powerhouse vocalists joined forces for a duet called " Fall In Line " for Aguilera's forthcoming album Liberation out June 15. And if you know Christina , and of course, Demi, then you know these ladies have never been held back in the outspoken, albeit, completely loquacious department. (more...)
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Answers Questions You Might Not Have Asked 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Answers Questions You Might Not Have Asked
- May 16, 2018

This was always going to be Han's origins story . Or how about, "How old is Chewbacca?" It's sort of a shame movies can't just exist in a vacuum without the added baggage of often troubled productions or studio interference. The technical wizardry augments these scenes, as do the musical cues incorporated by composer John Powell, weaving in snippets of John Williams' earlier themes - most notably from "The Empire Strikes Back" - in a way that helps recapture the spirit of the original ... (more...)
Kim Kardashian slammed for promoting diet lollipops on social media Kim Kardashian slammed for promoting diet lollipops on social media
- May 16, 2018

The star shared an image on Instagram of her sucking on a lollipop that apparently contains appetite suppressing properties. Kim Kardashian West is under fire for promoting an appetite suppressant. Think of all the young girls that look up to you! And to play with your kids. You don't need the money to help your young followers get an eating disorder. (more...)
Frances Bean loses Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar Frances Bean loses Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar
- May 16, 2018

Frances Bean Cobain has reportedly been forced to give up her father's 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic guitar - one of the late Nirvana frontman's most celebrated instruments due to its use on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged special - to her ex-husband in a divorce settlement. (more...)
Kristen Stewart Goes Barefoot at Cannes Film Festival, Defies Heels-Only Rule Kristen Stewart Goes Barefoot at Cannes Film Festival, Defies Heels-Only Rule
- May 16, 2018

The Cannes Film Festival over the years has gone beyond simply basking in the fabulousness of stardom and has challenged celebrities to pull out some of the most show-stopping fashions to celebrate the films being screened. Speaking at the time, she said: "Everyone should wear flats, to be honest". The festival declined to comment on the report at the time but confirmed women were required to wear high-heels to red carpet screenings although this has since been disputed by festival ... (more...)
Oil rallies to fresh 3-year high Oil rallies to fresh 3-year high
- May 16, 2018

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate futures were trading up 0.5% at $71.33 a barrel. The bottleneck in North America likely contributed to a 4.9 million barrel rise in United States crude oil inventories, to 435.6 million barrels, that the American Petroleum Institute reported on Tuesday. (more...)
New Mission Impossible: Fallout Trailer Delivers Insane Stunts New Mission Impossible: Fallout Trailer Delivers Insane Stunts
- May 16, 2018

The film looks to be a mix of Missions past and present, with Sean Harris returning as Solomon Lane - the Rogue Nation baddie who was captured but not killed at the end of that film. It hits theaters on July 27. After the first trailer was released a few months ago, we've been treated to more bone-crunching action from the International Monetary Fund and we're definitely accepting this mission . (more...)
Relegated Ajax in court bid to halt playoffs Relegated Ajax in court bid to halt playoffs
- May 16, 2018

Ajax had finished 15th on the log with 31 points from 30 matches but the subtraction puts them below Platinum Stars‚ who were officially relegated at the weekend before Tuesday's ruling. Ajax Cape Town's high court application has been adjourned. Chaos reigned in South African soccer yesterday as Ajax were effectively relegated by a decision from arbiter William Mokhari SC that they had acted wrongfully in playing Zimbabwe striker Tendai Ndoro earlier this season. (more...)
Nikki Bella Reacts To John Cena's Emotional Nikki Bella Reacts To John Cena's Emotional "Today Show" Interview From Yesterday
- May 16, 2018

Since Nikki spoke to Extra TV, it has been revealed through her reality TV show Total Bellas (which featured John Cena , obviously) that she was very lonely over the course of her relationship with John Cena . I don't care about being viral, I don't care about anyone's comments-I'm grateful for all of that-I care about one person. As for not wanting children, Cena said he's changed his mind about that too. (more...)
Emilia Clarke insists there's no pay gap problem on Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke insists there's no pay gap problem on Game of Thrones
- May 16, 2018

The actress, who plays dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama, now wrapping up the final ever season; she claimed not to know how it all will end, but predicted that no-one would be able to predict it. Speaking in Cannes where she was promoting the latest episode in the Star Wars franchise, Clarke said: "It's really hard because this is a problem that has been around forever so changing it overnight is impossible". (more...)
National Weather Service warns of hail, flood risks Monday in Will County National Weather Service warns of hail, flood risks Monday in Will County
- May 16, 2018

At 9 a.m. the stage was 13 feet and rising; flood stage is 12 feet, the weather service said in a statement. The temperature was about 63 degrees when the hail began falling, which Lee said is representative of the "unstable atmosphere" that's resulting in stormy weather. (more...)
Meghan Markle's dad may return to hospital after 'heart attack' Meghan Markle's dad may return to hospital after 'heart attack'
- May 16, 2018

Samantha has been doing the rounds with endless interviews about her sister, Meghan. And besides, Samantha says whatever censorship laws the United Kingdom has on the books don't apply to her across the pond. CNN has reached out to Thomas Markle for comment by phone and over email but has not yet received a response. Kensington Palace later issued a statement on the matter, saying: "This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding". (more...)
Tenacious D playing gigs this year, planning new album Tenacious D playing gigs this year, planning new album
- May 16, 2018

As part of their late 2018 run, Tenacious D will perform at the newly announced " Cal Jam " in San Bernardino, CA with Foo Fighters , Iggy Pop , Garbage and more. "It's a post-apocalyptic musical comedy, and the idea is that you know, you've got Pink Floyd The Wall , and you've got Tommy [by] The Who , and those are the only true rock operas in existence". (more...)
Zombieland 2 on Track for October 2019 Release with Original Cast Zombieland 2 on Track for October 2019 Release with Original Cast
- May 16, 2018

In an interview with Vulture timed to the impending release of another sequel they penned, " Deadpool 2 ", writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that they're now hammering out the details to make " Zombieland 2 " a reality - and it could have a very timely release date. (more...)
Stan Lee Socks His Former Company With $1 Billion Lawsuit Stan Lee Socks His Former Company With $1 Billion Lawsuit
- May 16, 2018

The suit notes that Olivarez is "a person Lee once trusted but who is being sued by Lee now for fraud". "Inc. the exclusive use of Lee's identity, name, image, and likeness ... "Lee does not recall anyone reading the Illegitimate Document to him, and, due to his advanced macular degeneration , he could not have read it himself", writes attorney Adam Grant in the complaint. (more...)
'Roseanne' may lighten up on the politics next season, ABC president says 'Roseanne' may lighten up on the politics next season, ABC president says
- May 16, 2018

Dungey also addressed the controversy over a joke made on " Roseanne " in an April episode. "That said, having touched on it in the first episode of the season, I think when you look on subsequent episodes of the run, the focus is not really on politics and much more on family and the everyday trials and tribulations that the family faces that still bring them together". (more...)
Keith Richards Says 'America Has To Get Rid' Of Trump Keith Richards Says 'America Has To Get Rid' Of Trump
- May 16, 2018

Trump was the band's official promoter in Atlantic City. In reaction to the situation, Richards remembered, "I got out my trusty blade, stuck it in the table and said, 'You've got to get rid of this man!'" "Now America has to get rid of him", Richards added . (more...)
Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws Due to Serious Injury Hazard Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws Due to Serious Injury Hazard
- May 16, 2018

The Portland and One Stop Gardens brand chain saws are green and black and have " Portland " printed on the blades. The Chicago Electric chainsaw is red and black, with " Chicago Electric " printed on the handle. CPCS states replacements will be available starting May 21. The defective chainsaws were sold at Harbor Freight stores across the country and online from May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50 each. (more...)
See Rami Malek As Freddie Mercury In First Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer See Rami Malek As Freddie Mercury In First Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer
- May 16, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody also stars Tom Hollander , Michelle Duncan , Allen Leech , Aiden Gillen , and Mike Myers . The camera then cuts to Mercury in his magnificent array of fashions, from his glittery jumpsuit, renowned white singlet and black moustache, leather cut balck top and balck tight pants to his topless body and red tight leather pants.before the beats of Another One Bites The Dust cut in. (more...)
Year Old Fan Stuns Pink As She Sings At Her Show Year Old Fan Stuns Pink As She Sings At Her Show
- May 16, 2018

Obviously, Anthony's efforts didn't go unnoticed and her dream came true on Saturday. As Victoria began to sing, Pink was visibly moved by the performance and encouraged fans to cheer her on. After the show, Victoria told Global News that she was positively delighted to meet an idol and sing for her. 'Do you want to come sing something?' Her mom then asked her "well, do you want to?" After Victoria's performance, Pink commented, "Wow". (more...)
Coinbase targets institutional investors with new tools Coinbase targets institutional investors with new tools
- May 16, 2018

It is all but guaranteed that Coinbase Prime will accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency across the globe by helping shepherd institutions into the new and exciting market. " Coinbase Prime will fill a missing piece of critical infrastructure needed for institutions", the exchange said. This is a brand new online interface to Coinbase's trading platform. (more...)
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Make Public Appearance Amid Divorce Rumors Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Make Public Appearance Amid Divorce Rumors
- May 16, 2018

The couple were reunited after Blake attended the Met Gala with shoe designer Christian Louboutin while Ryan traversing the globe to promote the superhero movie. And given the fact that Dave Leitch comes from a stunt background, he is flawless for this. What the first Deadpool had that the sequel is missing out on is the element of surprise. (more...)
Dave Chappelle And Jon Stewart Are Going On Tour
- May 16, 2018

The seven-date June comedy tour begins in Boston, MA on June 11th, according to Rolling Stone . The limited dates will bring the two legends together for the first time since August 2017, when they performed at Radio City Music Hall in NY. (more...)