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Cate Blanchett on why #MeToo will take time to transform Hollywood

Scorsese won the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, for his 1976 film, "Taxi Driver". While Fremaux reiterated his stance that festival selections should be considered only by their artistic quality and not their filmmaker's gender , he said the festival would improve the male-to-female ratios of its selection committees, name more women as jury president and, in the future, select more films directed by women. Read More

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Primary Runoff Elections: Early Voting Starts May 11

Primary Runoff Elections: Early Voting Starts May 11

The Iowa legislature reduced the number of early voting days by 11 - from 40 down to 29. The Sebastian County Courthouse is one of four places in that county where registered voters can cast their ballots for the primary elections. To vote in the Democratic primary, you must be registered as a Democrat. No Democrat is running in the general election, meaning whoever wins that primary race will likely take the congressional seat. Read More

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Jeffrey Tambor admits he was a jerk, but denies sexual harassment

Jeffrey Tambor admits he was a jerk, but denies sexual harassment

I was hard [on set]. He furthermore admitted that he yelled at the show's female executive producer and was "rude" to his assistant. "Sometimes I didn't talk at all". The Emmy victor, whom Amazon fired following an internal investigation, offered an emotional defense of himself, echoing his first statement about the matter: "I did raise my voice at times, I was moody at times, there were times when I was tactless", he said. Read More

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John Oliver 'retires' after big surprise from Russell Crowe

John Oliver 'retires' after big surprise from Russell Crowe

Last month, John Oliver tried to save the last surviving Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska by donating rare Russell Crowe memorabilia such as the leather jockstrap that the actor wore in 'Cinderella Man .' And the gesture wasn't lost on Crowe, who has honored Oliver by making him the namesake of a chlamydia ward for koalas at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Read More

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Luke Cage Takes On Bushmaster in Full Season 2 Trailer

Luke Cage Takes On Bushmaster in Full Season 2 Trailer

The indestructible Luke Cage has met his match in the trailer for season 2 of Netflix's superhero series. The comic book-inspired action series will premiere on June 22, 2018 with Mike Colter reprising his role as Luke Cage . Lucy Liu , who among other directing credits has helmed four episodes of Elementary , which she co-stars in, will direct the first episode of Luke Cage Season 2. Read More

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Donald Glover Satirizes 'Star Wars' Diversity in Lando Calrissian 'SNL' Sketch

Donald Glover Satirizes 'Star Wars' Diversity in Lando Calrissian 'SNL' Sketch

WARNING! The following contains potential spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story . Not only are we anticipating his stop through SNL , but we look forward to his role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story . I remember as a child, just absolutely loving Princess Leia and Chewbacca and C-3PO, all these characters that just sort of entered your consciousness and never went away. Read More

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Ken Jeong jumps off stage mid-performance to help woman having seizure

Ken Jeong jumps off stage mid-performance to help woman having seizure

He thought he was being heckled. Comedian Ken Jeong is well-known for various parts, including an incompetent Spanish instructor on " Community ", a gang boss in " The Hangover ", and a doctor on the short-lived ABC series " Dr. Meanwhile, it doesn't look like there's any chance the actor will resume his medical career any time soon. While working on the film "All About Steve", he helped treat several extras who collapsed from heat exhaustion, Jeong wrote in the Hollywood Reporter column. Read More

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Adele celebrates 'dirty 30' with Titanic-themed party

Adele celebrates 'dirty 30' with Titanic-themed party

The Hello hitmaker shared snaps of the celebration, in which she completely transformed into Rose Dawson - a character beautifully played by Kate Winslet in James Cameron's 1997 gem. "I'm absolutely f**ked, not sure I'll make it out the house again!", she joked. One wrote on Twitter: "Why aren't I friends with Adele? ". The superstar's close pal Alan Carr also shared some snippets from the party, including a amusing video of himself in drag. Read More

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Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance reopens after opening day mishap

Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance reopens after opening day mishap

Guests were on both of the trains, and Cedar Point tells Fox 8 that four of the guests asked to be checked out by first aid teams. Four riders were looked at by medical personnel and later returned to the park, the statement said. The ride re-opened late Saturday, according to Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark, and will be open Sunday as scheduled. The attraction holds 10 world records for a steel/wood hybrid coaster including being the fastest, tallest, steepest and longest coaster. Read More

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Taylor Swift visits recovering fan in Phoenix hospital

Taylor Swift visits recovering fan in Phoenix hospital

Just days after the request was made, Swift turned up at the hospital clad in a yellow hospital gown and surprised her fan. She also said that Swift's music has been helping her get through the rough ordeal. What do you think about Swift paying wishes to Isabella? You're so awesome and I can't wait to have you at a show! Isabella's mom, Lilly, told People that the Love Story artist 'took time out of her busy, busy schedule and sat down on the bed next to Isabella, ' and 'said she had to ... Read More

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Jordin Sparks Gives Birth to DJ, Her First Son With Dana Isaiah

Jordin Sparks Gives Birth to DJ, Her First Son With Dana Isaiah

Although her husband was there to catch the baby when he was born, Sparks said "it was a good thing" there was a midwife nearby "because the umbilical cord was wrapped around [the baby's] neck twice". "Everything changed, but nearly nothing either, because this is what I was meant to do". "I have lived a lot and seen a lot". Congrats to Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah on their new bundle of joy! In a devastating Instagram post, the then-pregnant singer said she was "in shock and numb" ... Read More

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Childish Gambino Debuts New Song "Saturday" on 'SNL'

Glover joins pop stars- like Justin Timberlake, Brittany Spears, Drake and Lady Gaga-who have all showed off their comedy chops and belted out hits on the SNL stage. Alongside Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd , he played an inmate who shared stories while working as a customer service agent. Not only did he return with a stunning Hiro Murai-directed video for a new song called "This Is America," he also hosted Saturday Night Live , where he debuted another new song called "Saturday". Read More

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Stop by Louisiana's Double Play for Free Comic Book Day May 5

Stop by Louisiana's Double Play for Free Comic Book Day May 5

Preston's own independent comic book shop, That Comic Shop, is taking part in the day and hopes to see hundreds descend upon its Friargate store. Taiga Games says they are happy to help promote the hobby across Marquette. They've all gathered for one colossal crossover event , and your ticket is already paid for. Although policies differ at various comic shops, the basic idea is that visitors will leave with at least one free comic book . Read More

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Priyanka Chopra says Markle is unaffected by royalty

Priyanka Chopra says Markle is unaffected by royalty

Appearing for an interview on popular United States talk show the Rachael Ray show , Priyanka was asked whether Markle was "still normal" now she has been thrust into the world spotlight. If her toned frame and an adaptable persona has you glued, then the lady goes on raise the stakes with those mauve toned lips and centre-parted textured waves. Read More

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Cynthia Nixon's tax return shows $1.9M in gross income

Cynthia Nixon's tax return shows $1.9M in gross income

He paid about $55,000 in state and federal income taxes and gave $11,000 to a charity for the homeless that he founded over 30 years ago. A study by the National Center for Charitable Statistics based on 2011 federal tax returns found the average NY taxpayer with a gross adjusted income of averaging $68,841 who itemized his or her deductions contributed $4,305 to charity. Read More

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Kris Jenner reveals 'what's going on' with Kanye West

Kris Jenner reveals 'what's going on' with Kanye West

While the family's relationship with Thompson, 27, may not be ideal right now, Jenner was quick to jump to the defense of her famous son-in-law, Kanye West , who's recently come under fire for remarking that slavery was a choice . We knew that she was going to have the baby within a week, and I brought the doctor. So prison is something that unites us as one race, whites and blacks being one race. Read More

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Lawsuit filed in Charlie Rose sexual harassment case

Lawsuit filed in Charlie Rose sexual harassment case

The lawsuit mirrors some of the allegations made in a new report this week in the Washington Post . It said the women, who were in their early 20s when they were hired, were subjected to "predatory behavior", including repeated physical and verbal sexual harassment as Rose inquired about their sex lives and boasted of his exploits with women. Read More

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Kathy Griffin: Sean Hannity, Reince Priebus Are 'Going to Jail'

Meyers didn't think anyone truly believed the head was real, but when Griffin began to tell a story about the day the photo was released, beginning with, "First of all, Matt Lauer ." she quickly stopped. "I do (regret apologizing ) because that apology was ..." I'm a comic. I crossed the line ... "That day, as insane as it was - and trust me, no joke, I was in a ball, sobbing, 'everything is over, ' all this other stuff", she said. Read More

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Priyanka Chopra confirms presence at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding

Priyanka Chopra confirms presence at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding

Chopra also wore minimal jewellery by Messika to accessorise her look. The former Miss World, however, took it a notch higher by walking out in a denim skirt paired with a denim jacket with risque cutouts. "She really is a [normal girl]", Chopra said. The letter continues: 'As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history. Read More

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Camille Cosby blasts husband's conviction, says he's a victim of 'mob justice'

Camille Cosby blasts husband's conviction, says he's a victim of 'mob justice'

Camille Cosby called for a "criminal investigation" into the district attorney, accusing his office of an "unethical campaign". Camille, 74, and Bill, 80, have been married since 1964. Bill Cosby reacts while being notified a verdict is in at the Montgomery County Courthouse for day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial, as the jury deliberates for the second day, on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Read More

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The Weinstein Company Declares Winning Bidder in Bankruptcy Sale

The Weinstein Company Declares Winning Bidder in Bankruptcy Sale

TWC's unsecured creditors are not happy either . The deal with Lantern was forged with the input of the office of the NY attorney general, according to a company statement. The executives outbid the only rival, Sonar Entertainment, and will now pick up all of the assets of The Weinstein Company . Howard Kagan , the Broadway producer who placed a Hail Mary bid for the Weinstein Co . Read More

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Yale is latest to revoke honorary degree from Bill Cosby

Yale is latest to revoke honorary degree from Bill Cosby

The University awarded the degree to Cosby in 2003. NYU said its Board of Trustees will address the topic at its next meeting, but it wasn't immediately clear when that meeting will take place. Other universities have already gone through that process. The most significant action came from Temple. As documented by WRAL , Folt released a statement regarding the decision to revoke Bill Cosby's honorary degree . Read More

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Man Charged With Extorting Kevin Hart With Sex Video

Man Charged With Extorting Kevin Hart With Sex Video

According to the DA's office, Jackson attempted to extort an undisclosed amount of money from Hart between August 25-30, 2017, saying he had video of the actor with a woman in Las Vegas. Hart, meanwhile, commented online about the situation following Jackson's arrest, writing on Twitter that he is "at a lost [sic] for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment". Read More

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WWE Making Change to Title Match at WWE Backlash?

WWE Making Change to Title Match at WWE Backlash?

Miz has a message for Seth Rollins. The Miz asked Jeff to confirm that he thought Miz was a better IC Champ than Rollins. Hardy says only if you think better means a fake Hollywood blowhard then yes, Miz is better. Sheamus was not happy after the match and The New Day celebrated as they retreated up the ramp. The referees come out to stop Cass and end the segment. Read More

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Kanye West says slavery was 'a choice'

Kanye West says slavery was 'a choice'

I was taking two pills a day at that time. "It's like we're one with the human race, we're human beings and stuff". I'm not studied in that. "I was drugged out", he said in the TMZ interview. Speaking aloud to the TMZ newsroom, West touched on the topic of slavery , saying, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years - for 400 years?! He is the top, number one designer in the world". Read More

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Terrifying moment man is attacked by lion in front of screaming onlookers

Terrifying moment man is attacked by lion in front of screaming onlookers

Hodge suffered injuries to the neck and jaw and is now in the hospital recovering, the Daily Mail reports. The video shows Mr Hodge enter the lion enclosure and try to run away from the lion as it approaches him from behind. A woman is heard howling in horror at what she has just witnessed while another man is heard shouting " get a rifle ". The park was established in 2010 by Hodge and his wife Chrissy, according to its website. Read More

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