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Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal

Spencer spoke at an earlier Charlottesville rally Saturday and tweeted a picture of himself holding a torch at the night protest. They also chanted "You will not replace us" and "Russia is our friend". A judge thwarted the sale for at least six months by issuing an injunction, stating that the statue is a war memorial. He became well-known as an Internet meme after he was punched in the face on camera in January during President Trump's inauguration. Read More »

White House explains delay in firing Flynn


Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates was sacked by President Trump in January after she refused to enforce his travel ban. The tweet itself came after former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Press Briefings to Have Much Less Sean Spicer This Week


As in Friday's briefing, Spicer refused to commit when asked if the White House would keep the daily briefing. Sanders also said Wednesday and Thursday that she had personally spoken to "countless" Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who were frustrated with Comey's leadership. Read More »

Kiev 2017: Australia was a non-qualifier for televoters

Firebrace is one of two Australians in competition in Kiev, Ukraine, which is hosting the annual competition this year; the other is Denmark's Anja Nissen, who was born and raised in Australia. Francesco Gabbani of Italy had led bookmakers' tallies for most of the days leading up to the final, but he ended up placing sixth even though his act seemed the epitome of Eurovision's cheerfully tacky aesthetics - singing a driving number about spirituality while accompanied by someone in a gorilla ... Read More »

Melissa McCarthy takes Spicer parody to NYC streets

McCarthy could be heard yelling at moving cars to get out of the way while filming a "SNL" skit as "Spicey". Appearing on CNN Friday morning, contributor Angela Rye took pity on Press Secretary Sean Spicer's thankless job of having to defend President Donald Trump on a daily basis. Read More »

Stars embrace avant-garde at Met Gala

It was a return to Met stardom for Rihanna , who in 2015 stunned in a yellow velvet gown with an enormous fur-trimmed yellow and gold train created by Chinese designer Guo Pei. The sleeves of Dane's flurry of ruffles in a white blouse extended well beyond her hands, paired with a simple pair of black trousers. What they did actually broke the Met Gala's no-selfie rule, which Vogue and Anna Wintour first set in 2015. Read More »

Album review: "Harry Styles" looking good


Harry was working somewhere overseas to do some of the album and he kept it very schtum, but I'm looking forward to hearing the album. Well, Styles has an opinion or two, and he was happy to share them. I've been waiting ages for this one and I'm really looking forward to just getting out and performing it now. "You may or may not know the words", he joked to the screaming audience. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy director teases new team for fourth film

An out of this world experience packed full of strong performances, stellar story beats, and fresh ideas help ensure that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ". "James Gunn has always wanted a Rocket and Groot movie", Diesel says. The news of Sylvester Stallone's involvement erupted when he was in a cameo in "Guardians of the Galaxy 2". Read More »

Conservative councillor suspended over racist Eurovision tweet


You can keep your f***ing gypsies! "Hard border coming folks!" After a subsequent backlash the councillor deleted his tweet and then his account. "Nick Harrington should immediately be expelled from the Tory party and Theresa May should apologise to the people of Ireland". Read More »

No 'clean slate' between the US and Russia, Tillerson says

Trump fired Comey Tuesday in a move that sparked calls among some Democrats for a special prosecutor to be appointed in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election. "I can't really answer that". The former Exxon chief executive expounded on what he called "a distinction between values and policy" in charting USA efforts overseas. Read More »

Nicki Minaj Posted The Cutest Birthday Message For Blac Chyna On Instagram


Her best friend, Paige, and mother, Tokyo Toni , were just a few of the ladies spotted in pics and videos posted to the birthday girl's Snapchat. Rob Kardashian was not in attendance, but he did wish her happy birthday on Instagram. The one thing she failed to mention, however, is who it's from. "It makes everything so much easier", she told the magazine. "Chyna wants full custody with Rob only getting visitations", the source revealed. Read More »

President Trump Unleashes on Fired FBI Director James Comey and 'Fake Media'

Burr said because there has been no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russian Federation it is unlikely FBI Director James Comey was sacked to impede the ongoing investigation, media reported. And his attorney general, the FBI's immediate overseer, has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. United States intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election aimed at ... Read More »

Harden vows to make Rockets better after elimination

Houston coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't sure if the disappointment of losing a winnable Game 5 could have lingered with his team and contributed to this embarrassing blowout. Dejounte Murray (11 points, 10 rebounds) is only the 4th Spurs rookie to get a points-rebounds double-double in a postseason game, joining David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard . Read More »

Caps' Alex Ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury


Ottawa Senators' Mark Stone celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in New York. They're not simply happy to be here. "It's not hard for us to come in here and give everything we have", Pageau said. "When you get in there, you look for something instinctual, some kind of move". Read More »

Big boss Bill Shine is out


Jack Abernethy is still with the network as co-president of FNC and CEO of Fox Television Stations. Suzanne Scott is now the president of programming at the News Channel and Jay Wallace is becoming the president of news. And just like that, the No Spin Zone is gone and the network is Shine free. Fox News executives likely hope Hannity's tenure at the network will continue far into the future. Read More »

Portugal wins the Eurovision for the first time ever

Ziv, however, collected significantly less points than Israel's 2016 entry, Hovi Star, who made it to 14th place with his entry "Made of Stars". The show was going smoothly for most of the evening until towards the end when last year's victor, Jamala from Ukraine, took the stage to perform and a streaker wrapped in an Australian flag jumped onstage to moon the audience. Read More »

Sean Spicer absent from briefings during key week for Trump


They've distanced the decision from the FBI probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign, only to later suggest Comey's firing would aid the investigation. The official requested anonymity to discuss internal White House planning. The next day, Sanders said the president asked Rosenstein to put his concerns in writing. Read More »

Sean Spicer cutouts available to decorate bushes


Alexis Simendinger, the White House correspondent for RealClearPolitics: "T$3 he minute that Director Comey said that there was an official investigation, it might appear as if the White House is interfering with the investigation..." Sanders took her first crack at heading off the metastasizing criticism of Comey's firing during an interview Tuesday evening on Tucker Carlson's program on Fox News Channel, a safe venue. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas lambasts Draymond Green for calling Kelly Olynyk 'dirty'

So Green has a unique perspective on feud between Wizards forward Kelly Oubre and Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, which resulted in Oubre missing Sunday night's Game 4 after shoving Olynyk to the ground in Game 3. "If you do that, that should be automatic". We can't control what they're doing. "We're anxious about the Celtics right now". In January, the Wizards John Wall and Boston's Jae Crowder were both fined for a confrontation following a 117-108 Celtics victory. Read More »

Olivier Giroud brace boosts Arsenal's Champions League ambitions

Ex-Arsenal defender Matthew Upson has warned that his former club can not afford to lose the tenacity of star forward Alexis Sanchez and, if pushed, would opt to keep the Chilean over Mesut Ozil this summer. The referee disallowed the goal and awarded City a free kick, holding up two fingers to show that Mahrez took two consecutive touches. "This is the worst season Arsene Wenger has ever had". Read More »

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Rage-Rolls Through NYC Streets

Melissa McCarthy plays White House press secretary Sean Spicer better than Spicer himself. Nonetheless, McCarthy is set to "come out of the bushes", as Spicer, in a big way on Saturday. Let's just say it's a good week for McCarthy to be appearing on the show. She then finishes her dance routine in full Spicer regalia. If all of this hype seems somewhat over-the-top for an otherwise regular episode of SNL, that's because it is. Read More »

ABC to Bring Back American Idol

With only one confirmed judge for season 13, American Idol is teasing fans almost every day with news of potential new judges joining the upcoming season. There's been speculation that he would return as host, though it would be logistically tough to pull off as " Live " tapes in NY and " Idol's " producers want it to remain in Los Angeles. Read More »

Kelly Ripa Has Found Her New Sidekick - Ryan Seacrest

The ABC building housing the Live studio will also reportedly include a studio where Seacrest can continue to host his syndicated radio shows for iHeartMedia. Seacrest is no stranger to TV audiences as he has hosted a multitude of events, including American Idol. "With Regis and Kathie Lee", with Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford hosting. Read More »

Five things NOT to buy your mom this Mothers Day

As your Mayor, I will continue to do everything I can to enact and support legislation that supports the rights of our mothers not just on Mother's Day but every single day of the year. Words of love are very important and they can be written on any folded piece of paper to a make a card, even lined pages from a school notebook. If you think about it, there is no mother without a child, and there's the value of motherhood, and we're not merely relating to biology. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy Spotted As Spicer In NYC

The actress returns to Studio 8H this weekend to play both host and her beloved "Spicy" on the NBC variety series. After a week of sheer chaos in the White House, a dose of topical satire is a welcome distraction. What makes the moment rise to the top for me amongst her four hosting gigs (she'll join the Five-Timers Club on Saturday) is that there's no political angle and no controversy, just simply McCarthy doing what she does best - physical comedy. Read More »

Paul McCartney reveals his 'Pirates of the Caribbean' character


The answer? Pretty much like anybody else, once you slap enough fake beard on their face. While there's no official word yet whether McCartney's role is merely a cameo or if he plays a larger part in the story of the franchise's fifth outing, according to IMDb he's credited as "Jail Guard 2". Read More »

England face France and Argentina in tough 2019 World Cup draw

Wales will face Australia in Pool D , with both sides having qualified ahead of England from the group stage of the 2015 World Cup. "Scotland did beat us in the Six Nations and they are improving". "I think the [Europe 1] victor could be Romania most likely". Third-ranked Australia landed in Pool D with eighth seeds Wales at Wednesday night's draw in Kyoto , along with Georgia and two yet-to-be-determined qualifiers from Oceania and the Americas 2 division. Read More »

Salvador Sobral Of Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest


Bulgaria's big-voiced 17-year-old singer Kristian Kostov came second with a confident performance of "Beautiful Mess". Moldova's Sunstroke Project finished a surprising third in the 2017 contest with a bouncy, jazzy song called "Hey Mama" in which the female backup singers hid their microphones in bridal bouquets. Read More »

Haji Mastan's foster son threatens superstar Rajinikanth


He said Haji was never proved guilty or been registered as a smuggler or underworld don at any court and that is why Rajini or Pa Ranjith can not show him in a negative role. To be produced by Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush, a huge set replicating Mumbai's Dharavi is being erected in Chennai for the film. "Specifically, this film is not about Shri Haji Mastan or his family background", the release clarified. Read More »

Handwritten Harry Potter prequel stolen in burglary

The manuscript was taken alongside valuable jewellery during the break-in, which occurred between 13 and 24 April, West Midlands Police said. Interested parties hope that their chances of recovering the Harry Potter prequel will be increased by invoking the goodness of the Potterhead fandom. Read More »

May the 4th be with Star Wars Day

Dozens of fans costumed as Jedi knights, stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire and protagonist Luke Skywalker thronged central Taipei on Thursday to celebrate Star Wars Day , the 40th anniversary of the sci-fi film franchise. First up in July is a range of Galactic Plushies: Star Wars Classic S2. But it would take another 32 years for Star Wars Day to become a celebration. Read More »