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Fantasy Baseball: Michael Conforto bats leadoff in debut, and other lineup trends

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Severino went 0-for-1 with a hit-by-pitch, a run, and a strikeout as a starter on Wednesday. "We're going to be play baseball the right way, and if we do that, they probably do need to worry about us". "At the end of the day, you go out and you compete", Conforto said before Thursday's game. He played all three outfield positions a year ago and according to Baseball Reference's metrics , he was average defensively at the corners but a detriment in center field. Read More »

Sean Penn and Robin Wrights son arrested on drug charges

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News, Hopper and girlfriend Uma Von Wittkamp , 26, were pulled over by a patrol trooper for failing to signal while driving a 1992 Volvo on the Interstate 80. "[He] doesn't even want to talk to him at the moment", the source claimed . Reportedly, Hopper was only booked for having less than an ounce of weed and possession of 'shrooms. Read More »

French govt to provide nearly $700mn in loans, grants to support Lebanon

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Lebanon, which is hosting more than 1 million Syrian refugees, needs global support for its investment plan and to carry out reforms to root out corruption and to improve fiscal governance, among other goals, he told the conference. "Lebanon can not succeed alone", Hariri said, adding: "It's not just a matter of Lebanon's security, it's about the security of the region and the whole world". Read More »

Jay-Z says he's 'beyond friends' with Kanye West: 'That's my brother'

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Letterman interjects with says deadpan before flashing a sly smile, "Right there: tell me what happened". The relationship between Jay-Z and Kanye West has been long and complicated, and the "4:44" rapper opens up about their recent falling out in the latest edition of David Letterman's Netflix talk show , " My Next Guest Needs No Introduction ". Read More »

Demi Lovato Magically Reunites With Your Favorite Disney Stars

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Following the video of her showing off her buttocks, Lovato explained that it might have been hard to see the cellulite on her legs as the filter sharpened the appearance. The first post was of Demi laying in bed and pinching her stomach with the caption, "Stretch marks and extra fat and yet I still love myself ". "Let's embrace our real selves", she added. Read More »

Tiffany Haddish comedy series in development at HBO

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This will be the first writing gig for Roquemore, who's mostly known for her acting in roles like Tamra Webb in The Mindy Project and Joann in Precious . In the meantime, you can catch Haddish on her new show The Last OG , where she plays a woman whose ex-boyfriend is released from prison on good behavior after serving 15 years. Read More »

'Jersey Shore' Baby! Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Is a Dad

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They discussed their return and how their lives have changed since they became overnight sensations all those years ago. For others, it was misogynistic, perpetuated ethnic and gender stereotypes and glorified behaviours such as binge drinking. Read More »

Lawsuit claims concept for 'Stranger Things' was stolen by the Duffer brothers

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An attorney for the Duffer Brothers says a plagiarism lawsuit filed yesterday by filmmaker Charlie Kessler is "completely meritless" and "just an attempt to profit" from the success of Stranger Things . A short film devoted to the rumors surrounding government experiments at the now-dormant military installation Camp Hero in Montauk is at the center of a lawsuit involving the hit Netflix series " Stranger Things ". Read More »

YouTube shooter had small following in Iran

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Her father said she "hated" the company, and that she told her family that she was going "to do something about it". Police in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Mountain View said they spoke to Ismail Aghdam twice after contacting the family to report finding his daughter sleeping in her vehicle early Tuesday. Read More »

Trump denies knowledge of hush money payment to adult film actress

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Trump insisted he did not know why Cohen made the payment. "You'll have to ask Michael", Trump said. Michael is my attorney. "You'll have to ask Michael", he said. Trump's advisers encouraged him to avoid inflaming the issue by addressing it publicly, even as the President was itching to defend himself. Daniels argues the nondisclosure agreement is legally invalid because it was only signed by her and Cohen, not by Trump. Read More »

BJP celebrates 38th foundation day

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Recalling the foundation of the BJP, the Prime Minister said, "The BJP was born in the city of Mumbai , in extremely tough circumstances". And, the title of the longest-serving CM goes to Narendra Modi who before becoming the prime minister was the chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. Read More »

'You're the Whole Ass Circus'

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On his show, Hannity called "liberal" Kimmel "despicable" and a "disgrace" for daring to make fun of the "first lady of the United States". (Ouch!) As for Melania's accent, he pointed out that the first lady speaks five languages and asked Kimmel: "How many languages do you speak?" Hannity responded with a new nickname for Kimmel - "Harvey Weinstein Jr" - and a series of tweets linking to old clips from when Kimmel was on The Man Show , including one in which he had women guess ... Read More »

Police interacted with YouTube shooter hours before attack

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Authorities told the family they would "keep an eye on her", but meant that colloquially because it would have been impractical, possibly inappropriate, or even a civil rights violation, to track someone who hadn't committed a crime. But Aghdam's brother, who also did not want to be identified , searched "Mountain View" on Google and found it was close YouTube's headquarters, he told KGTV. Read More »

Urban Meyer, Ohio State Agree on Contract Extension Pending Trustee Approval

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The school announced Thursday that the 53-year-old will receive a two-year contract extension that will keep him on the sidelines through the 2022 season, pending approval from the Ohio State University Board of Trustees. Meyer is 73-8 in his six years as head coach, including a 47-3 record in the Big Ten with six consecutive divisional championships and two Big Ten championships. Read More »

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan visit Invictus Games trials

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They were watching hopefuls trying out for a spot on the United Kingdom team at the Invictus Games. The Sydney Games, staged from October 20-27, will see more than 500 athletes from 18 nations compete in 11 sports. The trials are being hosted by the University of Bath over four days. The trip home for Markle, a California native, came as she and Harry finalize details of their May 19 wedding at St. Read More »

Kids collect 25000 eggs during Jackson College Easter Egg Hunt

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When Christianity rose into power in Europe, officials made a decision to adopted pagan traditions rather and make them Christian holidays, so that it would be easier to convert pagan people to Christianity. The Easter Ham Bingo was very well attended, over 100 hopefuls were out trying to win the big jackpot or at least the other two jackpots that are growing. Read More »

Lord of the Rings TV Show Will Get 5 Seasons, Spin-Off Planned

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The deal includes a five-season commitment to bring The Lord of the Rings to the small screen. Make no mistake, this is an incredibly complex and intricate deal, one which involves both New Line and its own parent company, Warner Bros., on the off-chance that Amazon wants to pull material from the existing movies when creating its TV series. Read More »

Star poacher: Salman Khan has courted adulation, controversy, and now another conviction

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The court of the Indian state of Rajasthan has sentenced a bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in prison for the murder of two horned antelopes (Garnier). The verdict comes as a surprise to many who say Khan's connections got him out of trouble in the past. Four other Bollywood actors accused in the case - Saif Ali Khan , Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre - were acquitted , Bishnoi said. Read More »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson May Run for President After 2020

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Earlier this week, he talked with commendable openness about the mental health struggles he experienced in his younger years. The actor and former wrestling champion told followers on Twitter that depression "never discriminates" as he encouraged anyone who is struggling to seek help. Read More »

Deaf actress delivers powerful performance in horror movie "A Quiet Place"

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There has been a recent surge of metaphorical horror where the monster in the film acts as a double entendre for the human condition, and the filmmakers cleverly avoid showing the threat. He went on: "I know this will sound sappy, but working with her really was the greatest collaboration of my life". Should you go? An edge-of-your-seat family drama that just happens to have monsters. Read More »

Anne Hathaway warns body shamers she's gaining weight for a movie role

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To all the people who are going to obese pity me at the upcoming months, it's maybe not me, it's you personally. Don't bother commenting on Anne Hathaway's weight this time. She added as a post-script, "I wanted to set this to Queen's " Fat Bottomed Girls " but copyright said no ". "How the world feels about me has nothing to do with me". Read More »

Despite Protests French President Macron Approval Rating Rises by 2%

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Trains were operating "almost normally" on Thursday as rail workers resumed service after the first instalment in a three-month rolling strike , seen as the biggest challenge yet to President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda. France's government has announced plans to cut the number of lawmakers by nearly a third as part of sweeping reforms of the country's institutions. Read More »

Studio Ghibli Icon, Isao Takahata, Dies at 82

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Takahata was born in 1935, in Mie Prefecture in central Japan, and graduated from the University of Tokyo . In 1985, together with Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki, Takahata launched Studio Ghibli . When he was demoted due to the commercial failure of his first feature, he left the studio with Yoichi Kotabe and Miyazaki to join an animation studio called A Production, which is now known as Shin-Ei Animation. Read More »

Bob Dylan Shares New Cover on Gay Marriage Compilation

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The songs on the compilation album are "intended to function as wedding anthems for same-sex couples" and come at a time when queer pop stars are beginning to use same-sex pronouns in their music. Of the 15 MGM resorts in Las Vegas, the company's CEO Jim Murren told the New York Times , 20 to 30 percent of wedding venue bookings are for gay couples. Read More »

Meryl Streep Rumored to Replace Carrie Fisher in Star Wars Episode IX

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The 68-year-old actress will play Mary Louise Wright, mother of Perry Wright ( Alexander Skarsgard ) and mother-in-law to Kidman's Celeste. We don't know how many episodes will feature Streep's character, Mary Louise Wright, but we do know that she's come to Monterey out of concern for her grandchildren in the wake of her son's death. Read More »

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' to premiere at Cannes

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Cannes organizers have previously favored films by French and American filmmakers to open the festival, but Everybody Knows marks the second Spanish picture to open the event, following Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education , which introduced Cannes in 2004. Read More »

'They found it entertaining': Palace defends Camilla and Charles over 'bored' criticism

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PRINCE Charles has given a rather curt response to an Australian radio reporter's less-than-royal question about his toilet habits, telling the cheeky interviewer not to "believe all that crap". Jase: "Hi Camilla . So, he doesn't carry his own toilet seat when he travels?" According to a palace insider speaking to Express .co.uk, this is because the Duchess of Cornwall 'doesn't want to take too much on'. Read More »

Lorde apologizes for 'extremely poorly chosen' Whitney Houston bathtub photo

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Lorde has since deleted the unintentionally offensive post and has issued an apology to fans via her Instagram Story. The general consensus? Pls remove. Others backed her saying: "Wait y'all genuinely believe Lorde was trying to make a joke about Whitney's death? weirdos". Lorde had a day off from her Melodrama tour today and celebrated by kicking up some real drama on social media. Read More »

Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan gets number 106 in Jodhpur jail

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The prime accused Salman Khan who is alleged to do the actual shooting of the 2 blackbucks and an antelope has, on the other hand, been sentenced to 5 years in jail. Also , the villagers handed over bodies of the blackbucks to the forest department which arrested Salman on October 2, 1998 . Today he's considered one of India's biggest celebrities - to the point where he's often mobbed whenever seen in public - and despite his brushes with the law , is still one of Bollywood's ... Read More »

Salman Khan found guilty of poaching

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Bollywood star Salman Khan will spend a night at the Jodhpur Central Jail after being sentenced to five years' imprisonment by a court here in connection with the killing of two endangered blackbucks in 1998. "The frequent reports of drunken misbehavior in public, indiscipline at work and girlfriend abuse, along with the hit-and-run and poaching cases that finally landed him in court, have contributed greatly to fan enthusiasm for him". Read More »

Nowitzki's 20th season with Mavs ends early after surgery

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Nowitzki was listed as questionable for the Mavericks' game against the Cavaliers on Monday (AEDT) with a left ankle impingement. The 39-year-old appeared in 77 games this season for the Mavericks and averaged 12.0 points and 5.7 rebounds, his lowest totals since becoming a full-time player in the league. Read More »