Culture&Arts


Hometown pleased that student has returned from North Korea
- June 15, 2017

Yun went on a secret mission to North Korea to bring out Otto Warmbier , the University of Virginia student who was detained in January past year and had fallen into a coma for reasons that are not yet clear. Warmbier also stated that he had been told that if he was detained, a donation of $20,000 would be made to his mother. But Mr. Yun said that given Mr. (more...)
Fellow Batman Ben Affleck Pays Tribute To The 'Kind, Funny' Adam West Fellow Batman Ben Affleck Pays Tribute To The 'Kind, Funny' Adam West
- June 12, 2017

You have no idea how much I appreciate this. Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle's lean, angular take on Batman in the 1990s still found places for sardonic humour, as with hardboiled detective Joe Potato, and that's partially because Adam West gave audiences a Batman who laughed and smiled. (more...)
Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod' Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'
- June 09, 2017

CoreML also uses a machine learning model converter, which allows developers to take machine learning programs created in third-party frameworks like Caffe or Turi and execute them on-device in iOS, WatchOS and so on. More than 35 million people in the US are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than doubling from last year, according the research firm eMarketer. (more...)
How to watch Brazil vs. Argentina How to watch Brazil vs. Argentina
- June 09, 2017

But while organisers are enthusiastic, then-Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza made clear neither he nor his players were happy when the game was announced past year. Argentina's covert operation underlines the pressure the squad, particularly Messi and Sampaoli, are under, with the two-time World Cup winners having failed to qualify just once, back in 1970. (more...)
Keith Urban wins big at CMT Awards, Underwood makes history
- June 09, 2017

Nicole Kidman made a sartorial statement at the 2017 CMT Awards in a black lace dress from Virgil Abloh's Off-White . Alaina, the 22-year-old " American Idol " alumna whose No.1 song "Road Less Traveled" is cementing her name in the country music world, was honored with an award at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville , Tennessee, Wednesday. (more...)
Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit
- June 08, 2017

It included performances from Justin Bieber , Miley Cyrus , Liam Gallagher , Katy Perry , Coldplay and Imogen Heap , whose rendition of her cult meme classic 'Hide and Seek' went largely underreported. "All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity", Williams said. She even collaborated with others onstage: She sang Fergie's verse on the Black Eyed Peas hit, "Where Is the Love?" along with the group; she performed a duet with Cyrus; and she sang her debut song, "The Way", ... (more...)
Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert sells out in minutes Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert sells out in minutes
- June 07, 2017

All survivors of Ariana Grande's Manchester Arena concert will get free tickets to her upcoming benefit concert . Tickets for the general public went on sale Thursday morning and sold out in lightening-quick time. Tickets have also since been circulating on the Internet via online shopping platforms such as eBay , where they are going for up to 200 British pounds ecah. (more...)
Pittsburgh to Trump: You don't speak for us on climate Pittsburgh to Trump: You don't speak for us on climate
- June 06, 2017

The push on climate change is now left to US companies, mayors, and governors, so people who want to do something need to find out where their elected officials stand and vote climate change deniers out of office. Mr Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris accord, blaming, among other things, India and China, who he said were benefiting unfairly with billions of dollars. (more...)
Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm
- June 06, 2017

The Department of Justice on Monday announced the arrest of Reality Leigh Winner , a contractor for Pluribus International Corporation who'd been assigned to a federal government agency in the state. According to the document, the NSA compiled its report based on evidence it received in April this year. The report shows that, by trying to steal log-in credentials and using spear-fishing emails to plant malware, the hackers "obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple USA state or ... (more...)
Grande to return to stage Sunday for Manchester benefit show
- June 05, 2017

Backed by two singers and a guitarist, she delivered the song wearing all white, singing, "Throw your sticks and your stones, throw your bombs and your blows, but you're not gonna break my soul". "Last night, this nation was challenged, and you had a decision to make whether to come out here tonight", Braun said to the crowd, estimated at around 50,000. (more...)
Tight security and tears as Manchester benefit concert kicks off
- June 05, 2017

Ariana Grande's benefit for Manchester on Sunday was a star-packed celebration of pop music and its ability to inspire and elate young people. Fellow fans Jasmine Mayers and Lydia Smith said they came to the concert "to show support to the victims' families". (more...)
Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities
- June 04, 2017

Also Saturday, two men entered a restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the Bridge, and stabbed two people inside, a witness told CNN on Saturday. Trains are now not stopping at London Bridge or Borough stations. He told the station: "I didn't see the van mount the kerb but I saw everything else". (more...)
Sailing: Japan test new design model for America's Cup challenge
- June 04, 2017

Ainslie is the most successful sailor in Olympic history with four gold medals and he was part of the Team Oracle USA who won the last America's Cup in 2013. "We had a look at the forecast over the coming week and thought that it was our best chance of progressing forward", New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling said at a televised briefing. (more...)
Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill
- June 03, 2017

In a poll conducted March 16-19 - shortly after House Republicans released their replacement bill - more independent voters objected to Obamacare than supported it, 46 percent to 38 percent. One might say that lawmakers who recklessly voted for a bill they hadn't yet scored and which did not do the things they promised were simply reflecting the blind partisanship of their fellow Republicans. (more...)
Ex-Penn State officials face sentencing in Sandusky scandal
- June 03, 2017

But Spanier's attorney, Sam Silver , wrote the court that his client's conviction "will forever alter him and his family" no matter the sentence . Prosecutors said his lack of remorse for Sandusky's victims is telling. Boccabella also criticized legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno , whose 45-year career ended ignominiously with his firing days after Sandusky's 2011 indictment. (more...)
Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's "The Square"
- May 31, 2017

No black woman, or any woman of color, has ever won Cannes' best directing award or its even more coveted Palme d'Or . Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West co-star. The jury also presented a special prize to celebrate the festival's 70th anniversary, to actress Nicole Kidman . The jury that selected winners was headed by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and included fellow filmmakers Paolo Sorrentino and Maren Ade, as well as actors Jessica Chastain , Will Smith and ... (more...)
Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims
- May 29, 2017

In her Instagram posting, she said that her "Dangerous Woman" concert tour was meant to be a "space for my fans, a place for them to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves". "We won't let this divide us". "This will not change that", she adds. "Music is something that everyone on Earth can share". Grande retreated to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, in the days after the attack. (more...)
Scott Dixon Walked Away From A Horrifying Crash At The Indy 500 Scott Dixon Walked Away From A Horrifying Crash At The Indy 500
- May 29, 2017

Dixon then went over the top of Howard's vehicle as he tried to get past and he became airborne, crashing into the safety fencing. Howard was not hurt. I'd already picked that way to go and there was nowhere else to go. Takuma Sato , who won this year's race, became the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500, The Drive reported . (more...)
Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died
- May 28, 2017

Bunning's success in baseball carried over into politics, as the Kentucky Republican served stints on a city council and in the state Senate before a almost quarter-century career in Congress . But the most memorable moment of that illustrious time was a flawless game on Father's Day, June 21, 1964 against the New York Mets. He belonged to a rare group of major league pitchers to throw a flawless game in the modern era. (more...)
Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban
- May 27, 2017

Circuit of Appeals dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries on Thursday, May 25, 2017, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims. In a case involving a USA citizen seeking to challenge the denial of her Afghan husband's visa application, Kennedy said courts shouldn't second-guess immigration decisions "absent an affirmative showing of bad faith". (more...)
Wild video shows hunter being charged by black bear Wild video shows hunter being charged by black bear
- May 26, 2017

Wesley later revealed to media that the bear eventually got up and fled after the attempted mauling. It then makes a terrifying leap directly at Wesley, seemingly at about shoulder or neck height. It is not known whether or not the bear survived the scuffle. Proving that the black bear is a wild and unpredictable animal. "No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down". (more...)
Joseph Kosinski to helm 'Top gun' sequel? Joseph Kosinski to helm 'Top gun' sequel?
- May 26, 2017

Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is reportedly the frontrunner to helm Top Gun 2 . "Still got my top gun plaque!" The film is said to focus on the relevance of human pilots in modern warfare, which is dominated by advanced technology such as drones. (more...)
'Thugs Of Hindostan' not inspired from any other film, says Aamir 'Thugs Of Hindostan' not inspired from any other film, says Aamir
- May 25, 2017

One of the most awaited films of 2018 is undoubtedly YRF's next, Thugs Of Hindostan . Reacting strongly to the speculations, Kiran said that she knew Aamir for years and that she knew him better than anyone else. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have been spotted at various events with the actor's Dangal daughters Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. Well, Mr. (more...)
Somebody Tell Oprah She's In a Feud With Ellen DeGeneres Somebody Tell Oprah She's In a Feud With Ellen DeGeneres
- May 24, 2017

Nicki Minaj dropped her new single " No Frauds " featuring Lil Wayne and Drake earlier this year , and it includes the rather ambiguous line: "I am the generous queen!" "He's a rap legend". Sidenote: Interestingly, Ellen said she discovered Nas after " One Mic ". "I go to (his house).I just thought him coming to me was too forward". (more...)
Meghan Markle Was In Attendance At Pippa Middleton's Wedding Meghan Markle Was In Attendance At Pippa Middleton's Wedding
- May 24, 2017

Prince George will be a page boy and Charlotte - at the tender age of 2 - will be a bridesmaid. The pictures are too cute to be missed. Pippa Middleton and her new husband James Matthews leave St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017 following their wedding ceremony. (more...)
Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem
- May 24, 2017

Trump visited the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center on Tuesday and now heads to Italy and later is expected to meet with Pope Francis. If President Donald Trump concludes his first global trip by saying he made history "even while sitting on a plane", no one can say he's wrong. On Monday, Air Force One flew directly from Riyadh to Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel , a first for the presidential aircraft. (more...)
"Dancing with the Stars" recap: A change in the expected champion?
- May 24, 2017

Now it comes down to the fan vote, and so Beckham, while absent from Monday's first day of Giants voluntary OTAs in East Rutherford, found time to pump up the former Giants running back Jennings to his 2.3 million Twitter followers. While the couple came just short of a ideal score for their first dance, they made up ground with their freestyle, and walked around with four 10s for a combined score of 78 out of 80 for the night. (more...)
Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms his return to 'Terminator 5' Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms his return to 'Terminator 5'
- May 22, 2017

But now there's news coming out of the Cannes Film Festival this weekend that actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he'll return to star in the next Cameron-involved Terminator movie. He's had some involvement here and there but it's been mostly in the hands of other creators. So it sounds like we're getting more Terminator movies. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Reveals Truth Behind Some Of Her Most Personal Instagram Posts Kim Kardashian Reveals Truth Behind Some Of Her Most Personal Instagram Posts
- May 21, 2017

Kim Kardashian has spent a significant time away from her husband in recent weeks, but according to Celeb Dirty Laundry , that's simply because the duo have made a decision to take a much-needed break from one another. Many of Kim's most popular Instagram uploads are pictures of her family. "I go in her room to check on her & she's in the bathroom", wrote Kardashian West on Instagram . (more...)
Poor Jeremy the snail can only sit and watch Poor Jeremy the snail can only sit and watch
- May 20, 2017

It means he can not mate with majority of the snails' world population. The world seemed like a lonely place for Jeremy until two other rare snails made their way to the university's life sciences lab. "Body asymmetry in snails is inherited in a similar way to bird shell colour - only the mother's genes determine the direction of the twist of the shell, or the colour of a bird egg". (more...)
Crystal Palace relegate Hull City Crystal Palace relegate Hull City
- May 19, 2017

Hull still have one game left to play this season and this comes on home soil this Saturday when they take on Tottenham Hotspur, who have been edged out for the title for the second year running. "It's been a collective effort from everyone connected to the club; so congratulations to the players, backroom staff, club staff and definitely our supporters for their help in getting us over the line". (more...)
Oops! Bella Hadid suffers wardrobe malfunction at Cannes
- May 19, 2017

The Instagram-famous model and sister of Gigi Hadid suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Slinky, figure-hugging gowns were the clear favourite on the red carpet, as everyone from 20-year-old model Bella Hadid to 70-year-old actress Susan Sarandon left little to the imagination. (more...)
'Big Bang Theory' Prequel 'Young Sheldon': See the First Look 'Big Bang Theory' Prequel 'Young Sheldon': See the First Look
- May 18, 2017

Set in 1989, the show will be narrated by Jim Parsons AKA the original Sheldon, and will star Iain Armitage , who is now starring in Sky Atlantic's Big Little Lies , as Young Sheldon, the boy genius who skipped four grades to start high school at the same time as his older, football-playing brother. (more...)
Woman Held At Gunpoint During A$AP Rocky Home Robbery Woman Held At Gunpoint During A$AP Rocky Home Robbery
- May 18, 2017

Ultimately the burglars escaped, but at least the woman was left unharmed. Before making their getaway, the gang attempted to take a locked safe from the residence. To that point. late Tuesday, A$AP posted a video showing one of his buddies dropping a ton of cash into a bill counter. She wasn't tied up and appeared to have no physical injuries. (more...)
New Sorrentino papal drama in the works New Sorrentino papal drama in the works
- May 17, 2017

Variety announced today that Young Pope auteur Paolo Sorrentino is developing not a sequel or continuation, but a followup, entitled The New Pope. Creator and writer Paolo Sorrentino confirmed to Variety that there would be a follow-up to The Young Pope entitled The New Pope , but it would *not* be a second season and Jude Law would not be playing the title role. (more...)
Black Adam Will Get a Surprise DCEU Introduction, Superman Fight Promised Black Adam Will Get a Surprise DCEU Introduction, Superman Fight Promised
- May 17, 2017

And looks like the Black Adam storyline is picking up steam as The Rock teased some "cool surprises" for his villainous character including a massive smackdown with another fan-favourite DC hero. It's an exciting time right now for everyone at DC because they are in a process now where they are building out [their DC universe] really nicely. Justice League hits theatres on 17 November 2017, while Johnson is scheduled to star in the April 2019's release Shazam . (more...)
Liam Payne Reveals 'Internal Battle' Over Baby Bear's Name Liam Payne Reveals 'Internal Battle' Over Baby Bear's Name
- May 17, 2017

The pair revealed they had chosen the name Bear for the tot earlier this month, with Liam opening up about the the out-of-the-ordinary choice during an interview on the Total Access radio show. "You know what? Now he is Bear ", the 23-year-old said. Liam - who is now in the U.S. putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album - told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "We're always Facetiming and the other day he smiled at me for the first time, it was so special". (more...)
Kimmel to return as Oscar host next year Kimmel to return as Oscar host next year
- May 17, 2017

This year's ceremony saw La La Land incorrectly named as the victor for Best Picture when Barry Jenkins' acclaimed drama Moonlight had, in fact, won. There's absolutely no doubt that Kimmel will have some fun with the 2017 mixup at the 2018 Oscars , and he'll have about 10 months to work on the material. (more...)
Tim Allen's Series Won't Return to ABC for Season 7 Tim Allen's Series Won't Return to ABC for Season 7
- May 16, 2017

Canceling a show with this kind of stats is virtually unheard of. Tim Allen's character, Mike Baxter, is a Christian who is outspokenly conservative. " Last Man Standing " had an older viewership while advertising companies prefer young demographics, meaning that ABC could have decided that the sitcom was not worth further investment despite its solid ratings, according to Vox . (more...)
EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban
- May 16, 2017

At the time, US officials cited fears that terrorists could turn those tech tools into bombs - so they required passengers to check them in their luggage. Nevertheless, according to sources in the aviation sector, airlines and airports on the European continent have started strategizing on what to do in case such a ban is extended to Europe by the United States. (more...)