Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Latest news
Home » Arts&Culture

Arts&Culture

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Opening Wasn't Smooth Sailing

Disney's " Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales " is the latest installment of the blockbuster "Pirates" franchise , and the first in six years. While it might have looked good on paper, the critics have not been kind to Baywatch , and its $ 18 million opening will come as a huge disappointment to Paramount. Read More »

ABC to air Manchester benefit concert

A spokesperson said the company was doing everything possible to make sure tickets go to fans and "not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets". Sales of the remaining tickets will raise money for the We Love Manchester emergency fund , which will provide assistance to the injured and bereaved families. Read More »

Manchester police find 'significant' vehicle

perth_map

The Manchester Royal Infirmary will be open as normal, GMP said, but people are being evacuated from Ronald McDonald House . Updating the "huge progress" made in the inquiry, Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, head of the North West counter terrorism unit, said: "Much of the investigation has been painstakingly working through Salman Abedi's last movements". Read More »

Everything you'll love about the 'Wonder Woman' movie

Superman: Dawn Of Justice - received largely negative responses from critics. When an American pilot ( Chris Pine ) crashes on the shores of her homeland and tells her of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home , convinced she can stop the threat. Read More »

Shameless ticket touts target One Love Manchester concert

A 17-YEAR-OLD victim of the Manchester bombing has been refused a ticket to Ariana Grande's tribute concert thanks to opportunists and sick touts. Some concertgoers who bought their tickets for Grande's original show from secondary ticketing sites had initially been told they would not be eligible for free tickets to Sunday's concert. Read More »

Macron holds 'frank exchange' talks with Putin

Pro-government Moscow paper Moskovsky Komsomolets hailed Macron's reception of Putin as a "king's" reception at the palace of Versailles . Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed allegations of Russian meddling in last year's US presidential election as "fiction" invented by Democrats to divert the blame for their defeat. Read More »

Grande charity concert set

perth_map

Ticket costs 40 British pounds each and general ticket sales start on Thursday, June 1, at 10 a.m. BST (5 a.m. EDT) through Ticketmaster . Major secondary ticketing sites Seatwave, Get Me In, Viagogo and Stubhub have all pledged to not allow the reselling of tickets on their websites, while eBay said it would immediately remove any listings attempting to profit unfairly from the terror attack. Read More »

Protesters arrested in Springfield while still no budget in place

Democrats in that chamber have advertised the measure as one of the "structural" changes requested by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The political jockeying came amid state Republican Party robocalls targeting Democratic House members to pressure them to pass property-tax relief alongside an income-tax hike to fund state operations. Read More »

Tolkien book Beren and Luthien published after 100 years

perth_map

This version of Beren and Luthien was announced previous year and has been put together by Tolkien's son, Christopher, who collected many iterations of the story to show its evolution. The novel contains illustrations by the Academy Award victor Alan Lee . " Beren and Lúthien " brings readers back to the mythical realm of Middle Earth , a land occupied by humans, elves, dwarves, wizards (both good and evil) and, of course, bloodthirsty orcs. Read More »

Gregg Allman, Star of Southern Rock, Dies at Age 69

This was during a time when Gregg's heroin habit got the best of him and Cher realized this after they tied the knot. Two other founding members of the Allman Brothers - guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley - are also buried at Rose Hill Cemetery. Read More »

Arsene Wenger deal to lead to Hector Bellerin stay?

Wenger signed a new two-year contract on Wednesday , prolonging his tenure at Emirates Stadium following their FA Cup win last weekend. It is 13 years since Wenger's "Invincibles" won the last of his three Premier League titles, a golden period when the bond between the Arsenal manager and his supporters seemed unbreakable. Read More »

Jolie talks to her late mother in mind

perth_map

With her current children getting older and the resources she has to accommodate that, it will only be a matter of time before she expands her brood. The divorce may have awarded Pitt the pity card but Jolie continues to reel in offers to act in various productions. Read More »

Vladimir Putin on Edward Snowden's NSA Leak: He Shouldn't Have Done It

In Showtime's clip, Stone is seen asking Putin, "As ex-KGB you must have hated what Snowden did with every fiber of your being", as the Russian ruler is behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. " I resigned because I didn't agree with the actions undertaken by the government ", Putin told Stone. The former NSA contractor's asylum that ended his 39-day stay in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport had been due to expire this year. Read More »

Comedians Are 'Last Line of Defense'

After Kathy Griffin photo shoot with a Trump mask covered in blood, CNN decided on Wednesday to terminate Griffin's hosting role for its New Year's Eve program. The 55-year-old actor made the comments at the premiere of the new Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here , which follows a group of young, up-and-coming comedians making their way in the comedy scene in 1970s Los Angeles . Read More »

Cook memo condemns Trump's withdrawal from climate pact

Several EU leaders have told Mr Trump there will be no re-negotiation. With Trump's action, the United States will walk away from almost every other nation in the world on one of the pressing global issues of the 21st century. Leading climate scientists say greenhouse gas emissions trap heat in the atmosphere and have caused a warming planet, sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms. Read More »

Top CEOs voice concerns about Trump move for Paris environmental pact

The World's environment editor Peter Thomson remarked that Trump "sees the U.S. as being the victim here". The U.S. coal industry was in decline long before the Paris accord was signed in 2015. Other U.S. states and businesses are continuing to move ahead with efforts to cut emissions. "The United States. I think that's just how they are", he told reporters. Read More »

Big story is unmasking, surveillance during Barack Obama tenure: Donald Trump

President Trump on Thursday directly accused the Obama Administration of improperly surveilling the American people, a day after Congressional subpoenas were issued seeking records from USA spy agencies about Obama officials' requests. Any such requests undergo rigorous legal reviews, and USA officials have said all such requests under Obama, a Democrat, were conducted properly. Subpoenas demanding information for unmasking requests were issued to former Central Intelligence Agency ... Read More »

Trump To Announce US Pullout From Climate Accord

Trump , tapping into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president previous year, said the Paris accord would undermine the USA economy, cost United States jobs, weaken American national sovereignty and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to other countries such as China. Read More »

Google marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with doodle you can't resist

All you have to do is click your mouse to swing the bat and make runs. "With the amount of experience they have in the home season and the Indian Premier League (IPL), I think they are up for the challenge in England ". "India on current form have the edge over Pakistan , I feel", Saha added. Australia has also won twice- back-to-back in 2006 and 2009. Although both were not playing One-Day Internationals since long, but they had that X-factor. Read More »

Britain's Got Talent final moves to Saturday

perth_map

That tough - but totally justified - stance comes after tickets to the massive charity gig reportedly sold out in minutes . According to The Sun, Little Mix and Robbie Williams are set to perform at the benefit concert on Sunday night organised by Ariana Grande for the families of the victims of last week's Arena bombing. Read More »

White House grants 14 ethics waivers to staff

perth_map

Noble said Bannon still wouldn't be allowed to talk to Breitbart about specific issues. Despite all the post-election kvetching about Clinton's message on the economy (or lack thereof), exit polls showed her decisively winning among voters who cited economic issues as their main interest. Read More »

Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9 million at New York auction

perth_map

Last night, Jerry Garcia's iconic Wolf guitar was auctioned off (not for the first time), with all proceeds going to the Southern Poverty Law Center . When the instrument went back to guitar maker Doug Irwin for repairs, he chose to incorporate the motif in a more permanent way. SPLC President Richard Cohen thanked Pritxker for his donation, and for being "willing to part with this piece of music history to support the SPLC's mission fighting hate and bigotry". Read More »

Star Wars cast on what Carrie Fisher left behind

perth_map

Fortunately, " Star Wars " fans can still look forward to seeing Carrie performing in " The Last Jedi ", which is released later this year. It's also revealed that a much larger role for Leia had been planned in Episode IX , and things had to be quickly changed for filming next January following Fisher's death. Read More »

Local residents react to passing of Gregg Allman

His manager, Michael Lehman , told The Associated Press that the cause was a reoccurrence of liver cancer. Ultimately, the album would go on to sell more than 1 million copies and help cement the band's status as architects of a Southern rock sound that included jazz and blues . Read More »

UK PM Theresa May criticized for missing election TV debate

Angus Robertson , the deputy leader of the party, took part in the programme because he is the leader of the SNP in Westminster. Home Secretary Amber Rudd , who was first elected to Hastings and Rye in 2010, will represent the Conservatives in Mrs May's place. Read More »

Scott Pelley Becomes Latest CBS Evening News Casualty

perth_map

He took over as anchor and managing editor of "The CBS Evening News " in 2011. CBS News didn't comment on the story but expects to make a formal announcement on Wednesday. With people finding the latest news online, they want updated information by the time they turn on the evening broadcast. He will return to the newscast for a chance to say goodbye to viewers, according to a CBS News source. Read More »

May, Corbyn Grilled By Paxman And Studio Audience

perth_map

The Labour leader chose to be first up in the Battle for Number 10 show, which was broadcast by Sky News and Channel 4, after winning a coin toss. The studio audience has been selected for balance. But he stumbled on some of the topics that may be most critical for undecided voters, including his past expressions of support for members of the Irish Republican Army and his readiness to launch drone strikes against suspected terrorists in the Middle East. Read More »

One dead after plane crashed into California hills

perth_map

The NTSB tweeted that the aircraft was a Cessna 180. When firefighters arrived, they found the wrecked plane and a body amid a large field of debris, he said. 'I can't confirm that it did explode - it is conjecture - but it's a little bit odd'. The plane crashed north of Ventura near the 101 Freeway and Taylor Street under unknown circumstances, said Allen Kenitzer with the Federal Aviation Administration. Read More »

United Kingdom police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

The National Counter Terrorism Policing body said the breach of trust caused great "damage" and "undermines our investigations". Twenty-two people were killed, including seven children, and dozens seriously injured when Abedi detonated his bomb, packed with nuts and bolts, as fans left an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. Read More »