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by | May 20, 2017 | 13:00

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival , and the jury panel to decide this year's Palme d'Or victor includes Chastain, Will Smith, Maren Ade, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino and Gabriel Yared.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:20

Universal has confirmed that Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is on schedule to drop in July, 2018. Here We Go Again - is due out in the summer of 2018, using ABBA songs not utilised the first time round. The location again will be the Greek island of Kalokairi, and the sequel brings back the producers from the original film, Littlestar's Judy Craymer and Playtone's Gary Goetzman.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:06

Jean-Michel Basquiat joined "joined the pantheon of great, great artists" Thursday night, when the late painter's 1982 work Untitled sold for a record-breaking $110.5 million at auction - the highest sum ever paid at auction for a US -produced artwork.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:00

To compete, " en Marche " has rebranded itself is now rebranding itself "La Republique en Marche " (Republic on the Move), as it prepares a list of candidates. Macron's rival Marine Le Pen courted a much younger voting demographic. While it is a laudable and comprehensive victory, for Macron the challenges are many.

by | May 20, 2017 | 07:25

The announcement means the WikiLeaks leader no longer faces sex crime allegations in Sweden, although British police say he is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail in 2012. But British police said they would still arrest Assange if he tried to leave the embassy, saying he had breached the terms of his bail by refusing to turn himself in when an arrest warrant was issued in 2012.

by | May 20, 2017 | 07:48

During a press conference that day, however, Trump appeared to fall back on the White House's talking point that he had fired Comey at Rosenstein's recommendation. His advice to the president: "Stay disciplined, stay focused and deliver on the world stage". Trump fired Comey on May 9. "I would have no way to know that", Tillerson said Wednesday.

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:40

Also Tuesday, in an extraordinary turn of events, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions with the diplomats. He says he wants to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation into Flynn. Senator John McCain says that the ongoing scandal surrounding Donald Trump isn't comparable to Watergate - it is developing much too fast for that.

by | May 20, 2017 | 05:39

Still, the Politico poll found that respondents were more likely to say Trump's decision was inappropriate after they were informed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating Russian Federation for interfering in the 2016 election, and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Kremlin officials.

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:36

In the past two games, the Pittsburgh Penguins have had the Washington Capitals on the brink of elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs. National Hockey League history has taught us that a Game 7 has a randomness that can not be predicted, but the Capitals have looked like they are taking charge of the Eastern Conference semifinal after a 5-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6.

by | May 20, 2017 | 05:07

Trump fired Comey on May 9. "Our job is to get the facts", he said. The embattled president has a love-hate history when it comes to leaks. Trump later told news anchors at the White House that Mueller's appointment was a " very, very negative thing ", adding: "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country".

by | May 20, 2017 | 02:11

He closed the show with Soundgarden's song Slaves And Bulldozers but, according to footage posted by fans, inserted lyrics from Led Zeppelin's In My Time Of Dying . "There was about two years where I was more or less agoraphobic and didn't deal with anybody, didn't talk to anybody, didn't have any friends at all".

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:32

An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer who helped stop the malware's spread, said he was "still anxious for what's to come in the next few days, because it really would not be so hard for the actors behind this to re-release their code without a kill switch or with a better kill switch".

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:00

Any slope with eight inches or more of new or wind-drifted snow could be especially hazardous. Conditions eased up Friday, but some problems remain. DIA was not experiencing any delays Friday morning. The Grand Junction office of the National Weather Service is predicting Vail could see three to five inches of fresh snow in the daytime hours today, with another two to four inches overnight.

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:02

With Priyanka being the leading face of ABC's drama thriller series Quantico and Deepika making it big with her Hollywood debut in xXx: Return of Xander Cage along Vin Diesel, both actress have struck gold out in the west. Her beautifully done make-up matched up with her stunning bottle green gown which had a thigh-high slit to add the oomph. Will Smith and Pedro Almodovar have reignited the row over Netflix at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:50

Cuba only accepts deportations on a case-by-case basis so there's not guarantee he will be sent there. Cubans convicted after then, such as Lima-Marin, are not automatically accepted by Cuba because of that deal. He was mistakenly released in 2008, but was rearrested in 2014, when authorities realized the error. On May 16, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr.

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:28

Minister Varadkar has taken an early lead in the race over Simon Coveney, but both candidates are continuing to receive endorsements today from their parliamentary colleagues. Kenny is the longest serving TD in Leinster House he has been a member of Dail Eireann since 1975. Local councillor Maria Doyle is also supporting the 38-year-old for the party leadership.

by | May 20, 2017 | 02:05

The Turkish embassy claimed that the protests turned violent as a result of individuals who were affiliated with the PKK, an organization on the State Department's designated terrorist list, that has carried out attacks in its country but has yet to carry out an attack in the U.S.

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:37

Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover told the Associated Press "a lot of tornado damage" was reported in the Elk County area. The National Weather Service reported a tornado touchdown in the area just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A State of Emergency was declared in Barron and Rusk counties in Northwest Wisconsin after a tornado tore through homes and properties on Tuesday night.

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:36

Check it out below. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and due for release August 11, the film's based on the 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls , whom Brie portrays when she's an adult. Cretton put Larson on the map with his 2013 film in which she played a supervisor at a group home for teenagers. "She understands how to be strong and vulnerable at the same time, how you can fight and be scared at the same time".

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:04

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime denied the U.S. Department of State's accusation that it built a crematorium to hide mass prisoner executions. He also said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had raised concerns about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brutality with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during his visit to Washington last week.

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:29

Emma said and added that MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone. FILM hit "Beauty and the Beast" and " Stranger Things " were the big winners with two trophies apiece as MTV partied at its Movie & TV Awards show.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:38

The news broke just over an hour ago, with Hardy confirmed as taking on the role with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer behind the camera. Venom will be part of a new Spider-Man universe that was briefly teased in Captain America: Civil War , which introduced Tom Holland as the latest iteration of Peter Parker.

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:57

A Minnesota judge ruled Friday that Prince's six siblings are the heirs to his estate, a key step in the long battle over the pop legend's fortune. Some appeals are still pending from people whose claims of heirship were rejected earlier.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:20

Bobby Moynihan is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after nine seasons on the NBC comedy show, Deadline reported Wednesday night. Saturday's new episode of the series, which will be the Season 42 finale, will be Moynihan's final show - the actor won't be coming back next season.

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:27

Four of the Duggar sisters are slapping the city and police officials with a lawsuit for releasing the investigative reports regarding their brother Josh's molestation of his younger siblings. The TLC stars claim that investigators approached them about the allegation, and they demanded and received promises of confidentiality. "This case is exclusively about protecting children who are victims of abuse", the sisters' attorneys said in a statement.

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:14

Young Sheldon will premiere with a special preview on Monday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30c before moving to its regular time Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c after The Big Bang Theory on November 2. A heart-warming scene, featuring Sheldon saying grace at the dinner table with his boisterous family - a gang of football-loving, religiously devout, brash Texans - hints at a more sentimental tone than its gag-heavy predecessor.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:37

Jury president Almodovar agreed with the Netflix ban, insisting films should not be considered for important prizes if they had not had a cinema release. France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015 when coordinated gun and bomb attacks in Paris killed 130 people and wounded 368. Festival organizers have said everything has been done to maintain a balance of safety and the celebratory atmosphere of the world's most prestigious film festival.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:37

It's easy to see that there's a marked difference in what men and women have to say about it: while men like Prithviraj Sukumaran have referred to the survivor as "one of the most lovely girls" he knows, and Dulquer Salmaan felt the need to point out that she is "somebody's daughter and somebody's sister", women like Parvathy, on the other hand, have spoken about sexual assault being rampant in the film industry, and about the nuanced interplay of casteism and sexism.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:07

Rather than setting the story in Miami, the new Scarface will take place in Los Angeles following a Mexican immigrant rather than a Cuban. The 1983 version of Scarface nabbed $65.9 million at the worldwide box office which was a modest haul while the film was on its way to becoming an iconic title filled with dialogue which would not soon be forgotten.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:32

With the return of American Idol comes the new considerations for who will take over the emcee position. ABC said Tuesday it will revive " American Idol " after it has spent only one year off the air. However, Seacrest could be on-board if the reboot airs on Sunday and Monday evening. " Idol " s most famous judge, Simon Cowell, already has a deal as a judge on NBC's " America's Got Talent ".

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:50

Trump had backed neither Macron nor his far-right rival Marine Le Pen ahead of the vote's second round. A crowd of Macron supporters roared with delight, jubilantly waving red, white and blue tricolour flags at a victory party outside the Louvre Museum in Paris .

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:23

On Friday, the singer tweeted about the released of her new music urging fans to listen and watch the music video. Camila Cabello's first solo song is out and she is here to make hits but also hit fans right in the heart with her lyrics.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:54

And I think you have to question why. I think it's because a lot of people want to see a different leadership-I'm sorry, a better leadership - today. Johnson said that he was surprised by the way an off-hand comment he made to a journalist at GQ magazine about perhaps running for president has reverberated.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:07

An official determination on the cause of death will be made by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's office. A full autopsy, including toxicology reports, have not yet been completed. Chris Cornell, the unmistakable voice and frontman of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave , died overnight in Detroit at the age of 52. Rolling Stone said Cornell exhorted the sold-out crowd on Wednesday night (Thursday New Zealand time) to act as backing vocalists.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:19

Getty also has one of the world's largest collections of archival Cannes imagery, which dates back to the very first festival in 1946. To have screened the film in French cinemas after the festival as Cannes officials requested would have started that clock ticking.