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A release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

We've only just seen the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and yet, today, Disney and Lucasfilm have made an announcement regarding Star Wars: Episode IX . Having a release date in place is nearly a sure sign that more information will be coming forth before we know it. Also noteworthy is a new official release date for the still-untitled fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, which was originally scheduled to hit theaters in July 2019. Read More »

S. Korea denies Trump's comments on THAAD costs

The prime minister's comments coincided with a warning by US President Donald Trump of a major conflict with the rogue state. "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very hard", he said, describing North Korea as his biggest global challenge. Read More »

Far-right to rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled

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University police erected barricades and refused to let any protesters enter the campus. University police made two additional arrests for obstructing an officer and wearing a mask to evade police, and another for possessing a knife. "All of the people who should have been standing up for the First Amendment here, all ran away with their tails tucked between their legs". Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump "Proud Boys", says he will speak at 2 p.m.at Berkeley's Civic Center Park and is ... Read More »

Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies

There is " Philadelphia " (1993), for which Tom Hanks won the first of two consecutive Oscars, playing an AIDS patient suing the law firm that dismissed him. A MASSIVE soul. He lived in love. Rest in Peace, dear Jonathan Demme . "Over here on E Street, we're deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jonathan Demme ", Springsteen wrote on Twitter. Read More »

Nicky Jam and Jennifer Lopez win big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

Lopez's ex-husband Marc Anthony, with whom she is collaborating on the album, was the first to jump on his feet to give her a standing ovation when the song ended. "But what I love the most about social media is being able to communicate and connect directly with you, my fans". "That truly excites me", Lopez said. Read More »

James Gunn confirmed to write/direct Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3

Although "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" hasn't hit the theaters yet, fans are already excited for its next installation especially now that director James Gunn confirmed that he will be writing and directing Vol. 2 is getting mostly positive buzz on social media following press screenings) and financially (the sequel's now tracking at about $150 million for its opening weekend). Read More »

Federal judge blocks executive order aimed at withholding money from sanctuary cities

San Francisco's city attorney still puts this in the win column. "This case is yet one more example of egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge", the White House said. "Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement can not be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration enforcement strategy of which the president disapproves", Orrick wrote in his decision to the lawsuit filed by the City and County of San Francisco ... Read More »

Jodie Foster & Tom Hanks offer tributes to beloved director Jonathan Demme

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Justin Timberlake has paid an emotional tribute to The Silence Of The Lambs director Jonathan Demme after his death at the age of 73, saying: "You made a better human out of me". His first critical hit was 1980's Melvin and Howard , a quirky comedy about working-class Americans that first established the deeply humane and sympathetic quality of Demme's films to come. Read More »

South Korea disputes Trump's remarks on trade, missile defense system

North Korea says it needs nuclear weapons because of the "hostile" policy of the US toward it, and has threatened nuclear strikes if there is war. The China and Russian Federation do not approve nuclear programme and missile testing by North Korea are also opposed to any American military action against North Korea. Read More »

Terror attack stopped near Houses of Parliament in London

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Authorities have cordoned off Whitehall and Parliament Street, where the suspect was arrested, near Parliament Square this afternoon, following a stop-and-search operation. The incident happened close to Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office. A witness said the suspect was "very calm" as he was arrested, and did not struggle as he was held on the ground. Read More »

Ronan Keating 'bursting with love' for newborn son

Storm Keating and Ronan Keating attend the IWC Schaffhausen "Decoding the Beauty of Time" Gala Dinner during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) on January 17, 2017 in Geneva. Read More »

Fyre Festival descends into chaos as revellers are left stranded

In a tweet, event organisers said inbound flights to the island had been cancelled and that they were working to "comfortably accommodate" guests already on the island. Ticket-holders were apparently met with cancelled or delayed flights, accommodations that resembled disaster-relief tents , extremely sub-par food, lost luggage, and, now, a completely cancelled festival. Read More »

James Gunn to write and direct third 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie

Responding to a report by the ScreenRant , the outlet reported that fans will see four post-credits scenes attached to the end of the movie when it's released in May, but director Gunn corrected them, saying it's actually five. He explained, "I needed to know it was, in my heart, what I truly felt called to do". "I have never made choices in my career based on anything other than passion and love for the stories and characters, and I didn't want to start now", Gunn said. Read More »

Watch 'The Simpsons' Needle Trump Ahead of 100-Day Milestone

The president can point to a string of fulfilled campaign promises, from withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to allowing the construction of a pipeline. Ironically, an ABC News/Washington Post poll taken days before the 100-day mark found that 61 percent want to "keep and improve" the Affordable Care Act health insurance program, while 37 percent want to "repeal and replace" it. Read More »

Star Wars and Indiana Jones release dates revealed

Disney gave no details on " Star Wars: Episode IX ", about which little is known except that it will be directed by Colin Trevorrow . There has been much speculation that Rey (Daisy Ridley) is Luke's daughter and that Luke himself may have turned to the dark side in this year's eight instalment, The Last Jedi. Read More »

Raptors get tough, beat Bucks to tie series at 2-2

Whether it was their mental approach or schematic adjustments, they looked like they had figured out this playoff business quickly. The Bucks need to continue to do what they've done for the past three games and not have any kind of a let down on Saturday. Read More »

New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

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One of Williams' attorneys called the execution "horrifying". Williams died by lethal injection Thursday, April 27, at 11:05 p.m. Courts issued stays for four of the inmates. "It is time to end the death penalty in the United States for good". Williams broke out less than three weeks into a life term for killing a college cheerleader. Read More »

Disney confirms when Star Wars Episode 9 will come out

The announcement made on StarWars.com revealed " Star Wars Episode IX " will come out May 24, 2019 ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Episode IX will be directed by Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow. But, for now, we'll just hope that Johnson was too busy to be involved with Episode IX . This is when you can expect to see some of the biggest movies hitting theaters over the next few years. Read More »

Manchester City captain: United were never a threat on derby day

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The Belgium global is set for a three-match suspension, while Mourinho confirmed Paul Pogba would not return from a hamstring injury until next week's Europa League semi-final first leg at Celta Vigo. City, who dominated most of the game , thought they had a late victor when Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus , on as a late substitute for his first appearance since being injured in February, headed home from close range but was offside. Read More »

Chris Evans, Michael Cera to star in Broadway show 'Lobby Hero'

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Trip Cullman will direct the play, which will open in March 2018 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. He starred alongside Kieran Culkin (another Scott Pilgrim alum) and Tavi Gevinson in This Is Our Youth , also written by Lonergan. Trip Cullman , whose productions of "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Significant Other" are now on Broadway , will direct the show about a security guard, his boss, a rookie cop and her wild-card partner. Read More »

Authorities Unsealed Documents Related To Death; Scattered Pills Found At Home

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In addition, Conners declares "there are no restrictions on Dr. Schulenberg's medical license", and pledges his continued commitment to provide "full transparency regarding his practice as it relates to the Prince investigation". The unsealed search warrants don't confirm the source of the drug, fentanyl, that led to the 57-year-old singer's accidental, self-administered overdose last April, according to The Star Tribune . Read More »

'Best ever' Messi turns tables on bitter rivals Madrid

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Messi took the top spot as the most-mentioned player, following his stunning brace and especially following his stoic celebration of the game-winner, in which he took off his jersey and held it in front of the Madridista crowd. " Barcelona is an incredible club with many years of history, but without doubt an important part of that history is Leo Messi ", he said. Think of the solo dribble from his own half against Getafe (2007), and a similar one against Real Zaragoza (2010); he's also ... Read More »

Arsenal's Koscielny a doubt for Tottenham clash

Rivaldo was fined £1,000 for his play-acting, though Sanchez may not face any retrospective action as the ball appeared to flick up into his cheek after making contact with his shoulder. "It could have finished 0-0, but we had the initiative to our game and created some risky situations", he said. "Let's not forget as well that we played on Sunday afternoon and Leicester did not play at all at the weekend". Read More »

We Will Renegotiate NAFTA

Trump's head of his National Trade Council, Peter Navarro, and chief strategist Steve Bannon reportedly drafted an executive order on Wednesday that would have led to the US pulling out of NAFTA, Politico reported . He revealed that talks about NAFTA would begin that day. "If you check my campaign, any of my speeches, I said I'll either renegotiate or I'll terminate", the president said Thursday. Read More »

The White House's decision-making on Michael Flynn is troubling

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Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, has argued that the retired general briefed the Defense Intelligence Agency, from which he retired in 2014, before and after his 2015 Russian Federation trip. "Flynn later offered to testify to the congressional committees investigating the potential connections between Trump's campaign and Russia's interference in last year's election if he could secure immunity from prosecution", NPR's Phil Ewing reports. Read More »

Fox Poll: Trump Approval at 45 Percent

Trump has been railing against Canada's decision to change its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for products, including ultra-filtered milk. Mr. Trump did keep some promises, though hard to believe. Key elements of his plan which included term limits, labeling China a currency manipulator, and the renegotiation of NAFTA were simply, yet conveniently forgotten. Read More »

"Star Wars IX" sets release date

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released later this year on December 15 and an untitled Han Solo movie will be released on May 25, 2018. Star Wars : Episode IX 2019 release will mark the fifth Star Wars film in as many years released by Disney. Read More »

Texas House OKs ban on 'sanctuary cities'

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The House version of Senate bill 4 will still punish local law enforcement agencies who fail to comply with immigration agents requests to hold illegal immigrants who might be subject to being deported. Gonzalez said those who elected the law enforcement officials should be able to determine if they are doing a good job. Due to the differences in the House and Senate bill versions, the bill will now make its way to a conference committee where lawmakers will hash out the differences ... Read More »

Happy Days star Erin Moran dead at 56

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office said Monday an autopsy revealed that Moran "likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer". Erin Moran , Joanie Cunningham's interpreter in the 1970-80 Happy Days hit series, was found dead in IN on Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Goldie Hawn oozes timeless glamour in flowing ensemble

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The 71-year-old blonde beauty was pictured leaving celebrity haunt The Chiltern Firehouse where she put on a glamorous display. I wanted to dig deep and say, "Who am I now?" In a new chat with her daughter, Kate Hudson, for the May issue of Interview magazine , Hawn reveals why she chose to step back from Hollywood for more than a decade. Read More »

Bulls likely without Rondo for Game 6

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And missing open looks in the lane while trying to gain an edge in a 2-2 series (especially in a road playoff game) stings. Boston's backcourt inflicted the most damage as Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley Beal each dropped 24 points while combining for 11 rebounds and five assists. Read More »