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Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision contest with tender ballad
- May 24, 2017

The final of The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be held on M. The contest helped launch the careers of Sweden's ABBA — victors in 1974 with "Waterloo" — Canada's Celine Dion, who won for Switzerland in 1988, and Irish high-steppers Riverdance, the halftime entertainment in 1994. (more...)
Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon
- May 24, 2017

There, he was asked by anchor Samantha Armytage if the rumors about a sequel were true. "It's true. Yea, it's true", he said during an interview on the Australian morning show, Sunrise . "It's happening, it's definitely happening". There was also that mysterious meet-up between Cruise and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer. "You're the first people that I've really said it (to), he said". (more...)
American circus stages final show
- May 23, 2017

For the last time in the show's 146 year history, the sun is set on the Ringling Brothers Circus with a final send off from the CEO. His parents met at the Ringling circus in 1954 and said the show inspired generations of performers. In making her the 39th person to play the role of circus host, Feld said it was taking a step toward modernizing the circus. Shows were given on Long Island throughout the weekend, with three shows Saturday and three Sunday. (more...)
Hunter dies when shot elephant falls on him Hunter dies when shot elephant falls on him
- May 23, 2017

Three of the animals charged at the hunters, and Botha shot them, according to the report . According to South Africa's Netwerk24, he frequently travelled to the U.S. A father of five, Botha's family-run company was set up in 1983 and operates in South Africa , Zimbabwe, Botswana , Mozambique and Namibia . A post announcing Mr Botha's death on a joint Facebook page for him and his wife was met with condolences from hunters mourning the death of a "world-class houndsman", The ... (more...)
US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster' US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
- May 20, 2017

The latest launch appeared to fulfill both criteria, and Haley said , "I believe that China will stay true to that, and we'll come together on how we're going to do that". Washington-US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American to hold a cabinet rank, pledged that the US plans to "tighten the screws" on North Korea's nuclear ambitions. (more...)
Shocking elimination made on Dancing with the Stars Shocking elimination made on Dancing with the Stars
- May 17, 2017

It really is! Read on. Biles rocked a shimmering sequined bra-style crop top with pair of black leather jeans while Farber donned a modernized greaser ensemble for the free, wild dance set inside a '90s arcade. The trick is to make it look easy! Each of them danced twice, including a challenge from one of the judges. But in learning a little more about Normani, we see what a tough life she had as a youngster. (more...)
Trump Orders Strong Tax Protections for Religious Organizations - White House Trump Orders Strong Tax Protections for Religious Organizations - White House
- May 17, 2017

Some faith leaders have condemned Trump's order, saying it would politicize their congregations. Calling the measure "an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome" the left-leaning legal non-profit rescinded its previous threats due to the fact that the EO doesn't really do much of anything to substantively protect religious freedom. (more...)
Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'
- May 16, 2017

SPICER: I think - I said - I was very clear that the president would have nothing further on that last week. "Let me put this whole Russian thing to bed: Trump is innocent", he seethed at the press corps. Had Trump been feeding him lies? Spicer asked Trump after tracking him down. He buzzes through Manhattan streets, passing by CNN's headquarters and then onto Fifth Avenue to Trump Tower, only to find out he's at one of his golf courses in New Jersey. (more...)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review
- May 15, 2017

Meanwhile, at #1 it was Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , which is already flirting with $250 million domestically after ten days in release and has now topped $630 million worldwide. There was even some cosplay fun involved, as Neidt wore Star-Lord's costume alongside Michael Schroeder as Yondu, David Odom as Drax the Destroyer, Brian Fisher as Groot, Ryan Tellez as Rocket Raccoon, and Michael Adams Davis as Gamora. (more...)
President Trump, Sean Spicer are the 'stars' on a new 'SNL'
- May 15, 2017

McCarthy's Spicer soon took over the briefing, and when the NY Times' Glenn Thrush (Bobby Moynihan) asked him whether Trump was "unhinged", McCarthy spat out, "Oh my God, Glenn, do I come to your job and slap the seven or eight hot dogs out of your mouth?" But what separates this sketch from the others is one simple question from a reporter: "Were you surprised he fired Comey before he fired you ?" The Post initially described the scenario as Spicer standing "in the bushes" but ... (more...)
Ukraine says detains prankster who mooned during Eurovision
- May 15, 2017

The flasher draped in an Australian flag has turned out to be Ukranian media personality Vitalii Sediuk , ABC reports . The prankster is now detained by the Ukrainian authorities for 72 hours and soon he will be facing the charges of this prank. (more...)
Contreras 2 HRs, Butler 6 scoreless, Cubs stop Cardinals 3-2 Contreras 2 HRs, Butler 6 scoreless, Cubs stop Cardinals 3-2
- May 14, 2017

Jedd Gyorko helped Martinez even his record at 3-3 with his seventh homer of the year leading off the fourth inning off Jon Lester , breaking a 1-1 tie. On a grounder by Anthony Rizzo , Happ slid past the bag while shortstop Aledmys Diaz fielded a flip from Martinez, and Rizzo was ruled out at first because of the violation. (more...)
Miley Cyrus Sings and Dances for Love in 'Malibu' Music Video Miley Cyrus Sings and Dances for Love in 'Malibu' Music Video
- May 13, 2017

The former Disney star is set to release new song Malibu on Friday, and on Thursday showed her 65.8m Instagram followers its cover ahead of its release. For most of us, watching videos of our younger pre-teen selves is an excruciating experience - but not for Miley "Hannah Montana" Cyrus. There's an air of freshness as we cannot only see a mature Miley singing her heart out but also hear her sound oh-so-good! Cyrus, in a recent profile in music magazine Billboard , indicated that " ... (more...)
Harry Styles hires former pizza shop worker Harry Styles hires former pizza shop worker
- May 13, 2017

Some internet detectives are now theorizing that Harry Styles' new song " Two Ghosts " is about Swift, whom he dated in 2012. Harry said that the dad watched the Today Show and left his daughter a voicemail saying the pop star just sang a song about her on TV. (more...)
Bill O'Reilly: My Firing was 'a Hit' by the Far Left Bill O'Reilly: My Firing was 'a Hit' by the Far Left
- May 13, 2017

During the interview on TheBlaze's "The Glenn Beck Program", O'Reilly said, "This was a hit". "It's about nine corporations that are now being targeted by organized left-wing groups funded by George Soros because they allegedly are profiting from President Trump's immigration stance", O'Reilly said, likely referencing a Washington Free Beacon article published Wednesday . (more...)
Colbert hosts Colbert hosts "Daily Show" reunion on "Late Show"
- May 12, 2017

Bush was president!" Stewart ended on a yogurt-infused sitcom-father speech, to cap off the nostalgia. During last Monday's show , a risque reference to Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin prompted calls for a boycott and an FCC investigation . (more...)
Will see how Chelsea respond next season: Arsene Wenger
- May 12, 2017

Chelsea can now wrap up a second title in the space of three years by beating West Bromwich Albion on Friday, and Conte is eager to wrap it up as soon as possible. After the match, the Spaniard said that he was advised to leave Chelsea after struggling to establish himself under manager Antonio Conte but that he made a decision to stay and prove he could meet the manager's demands. (more...)
ACLU issues travel alert for Texas due to 'racist' sanctuary city law
- May 10, 2017

The timing of the signing caught Democratic lawmakers off guard. The new law may be a deterrent for Mexicans lawfully visiting or working in Texas, said Jose Fernandez Santillan, a political science professor at Monterrey Tec in Mexico City . (more...)
USA will arm Kurds fighting IS in Syria, says Pentagon USA will arm Kurds fighting IS in Syria, says Pentagon
- May 10, 2017

The Kurdish contingent being equipped has "partnered with enabling support from US and coalition forces, [and] are the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future", the statement adds. The White House decision comes as Turkey ramps up its military operations against PKK and YPG fighters in Iraq and Syria. "We are keenly aware of the security concerns of our coalition partner Turkey", she said. (more...)
Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
- May 10, 2017

A man will have his nuggs. That's good for the nuggets, and $100k to @ DTFA . Twitter pointed to Wilkerson's chicken nugget plea in its first quarter letter to shareholders, noting that the social media site is the "best place for advertisers to drive brand perception". (more...)

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