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Meghan Markle's Sister Wants Duchess to Call Dad on His Birthday

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According to PEOPLE , the 36-year-old is confused by "the fact that the Queen prefers women in dresses or skirts rather than trouser suits ". "Enough is enough", she added. It no doubt meant a lot to Harry after his late mother Princess Diana famously met Mandela previously during a private visit to South Africa in 1997, months before her tragic death. Read More »

Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

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Beginning his speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, Obama said we are in "strange and uncertain times" with "head-spinning and disturbing headlines". We see it in the blurring of lines between news and entertainment. "If you start saying it's an elaborate hoax, I don't know where to start". "I believe in Nelson Mandela's vision, I believe in a vision shared by Ghandi and King and Abraham Lincoln, I believe in a vision of equality and justice ... Read More »

'Batshit crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate USA ambassador

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Asked by a journalist before a morning Cabinet meeting whether Russian Federation was still targeting the United States, Trump looked at the reporter, shook his head and said, "No". "Just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country", he said. In an email to Trump Jr., he described the information as "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Read More »

Out Lesbian Actress to Star in CW Superhero Drama

A recent iteration of Batwoman ended in controversy when the idea of Kane marrying her longtime female partner was rejected, WhatCulture reported . Kathy Kane was later dropped as a character by DC in 1964 when editor Julius Schwartz decided that he wanted to take the Batman books in a different direction. Read More »

Amazon sells more than 100 million products on Prime Day event

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Jul. 16 marked the start of Prime Day 2018, Amazon.com's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) biggest non-holiday sales event. Chang added that past year the company ran out of stock in the first six hours. In a statement provided to Yahoo Finance, Amazon acknowledged "some customers" were having difficulty shopping and that it was working quickly at the time to resolve the issue, but it did not offer a reason for the website outage. Read More »

Ready Freddy? The New Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer Has Arrived

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The teaser trailer seemed to gloss over the topic of Mercury's sexuality and made no mention of the AIDS crisis-both things that were a huge part of Mercury's life. Described as a "foot-stomping celebration" of the English rock band, " Bohemian Rhapsody " traces the band's meteoric rise, near-fall and reunion for their famed Live Aid performance at London's Wembley Arena in 1985. Read More »

Amazon back up as usual, says sales rise despite Prime Day crashes

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There's no telling exactly how long it'll take, but we would guess it'll be a few weeks at most. A company spokesman didn't immediately respond to an e-mail. In addition to boosting sales, the annual event also gives Amazon the opportunity to lure new Prime members and promote its own products. In addition to the revenue made on the day itself, it's a marketing opportunity for Amazon , which is always trying to sign up new Prime Members. Read More »

Cher and Meryl Streep stun at Mammia Mia premiere — Blue carpet glamour

Is it a singing sensation? Elsewhere, Cher revealed that she is not quite done with ABBA yet. " Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again " hits theaters on Friday. She had not appeared in a film since providing her voice to a lion in the 2011 movie "Zookeeper". She performs ABBA's Fernando in the film with Andy Garcia , who plays hotel manager Fernando Cienfuegos. Read More »

Netflix drops dud on Wall St. as subscriber growth flops

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Subscriber additions: 5.2 million total - 1.1 million in the U.S. and 4.1 million internationally. With all this, the stock is tanking. While Wall Street remains overwhelmingly positive on Netflix and its role in video streaming globally, the numbers did raise question marks over future growth. Read More »

Stranger Things Season 3 May Not Arrive As Soon As We Expect

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Now, the residents will be able enjoy shopping in the likes of The Gap , Waldenbooks and Sam Goody. Netflix's hit paranormal series cleverly gave fans a sneak peek at the show's third season via a commercial for what will presumably be a major setting: the Starcourt Mall. Read More »

Amazon.com Having Site Outages During Amazon Prime Day Launch

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The membership costs $119 annually, but you can sign up for a free trial here . The Amazon Prime Day sale lasts until tomorrow, and more deals will be coming over the next few hours. Packages move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon .com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, June 7, 2018.Can I get any of these deals without being an Amazon Prime member? In its fourth year, Prime Day has become the summer's Black Friday. Read More »

See Olivia Colman As Queen Elizabeth In 'The Crown'

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Colman, who is grabbing the Queen Elizabeth baton from Golden Globe victor Claire Foy , will portray the British monarch in Seasons 3 and 4. As Netflix's The Crown moves into a new stage in Queen Elizabeth II's life, a new Queen must be cast. Read More »

Cardi B & Offset Welcome New Baby Girl

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Rapper Cardi B has given birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Atlanta , Georgia with husband Offset by her side. The New York City native also announced the baby's interesting moniker: Kulture Kiari Cephus . The child is Cardi's first, while Offset has three other children from three previous relationships. She finally revealed she was pregnant during a performance on US TV show Saturday Night Live in April. Read More »

Berks native Taylor Swift returns to perform in home state

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When she finally was lowered back down, Swift clued her audience in on the mechanics of the show. She can be seen holding a picture of herself as a little girl standing in front of the same shed with the caption "Take me home ". She also said we were incredible and to go get married! "I can't thank Taylor enough for bringing us closer", he said. "This is our second concert, and we are going again in nine days", said C.J. Read More »

Die Hard is not a Christmas movie

The show recorded earlier this month, and some very lucky people got to attend the roast, and while the entire line-up was pretty much announced beforehand, one person did arrive out of the blue to the shock of the audience and proceeded to torch the place down with her epic burns. Read More »

How to score the biggest deals this Amazon Prime Day

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In 2017 Amazon Prime Day was a huge success, with sales growing a massive 60 per cent on the previous year. With unprecedented markdowns on everything from audio and visual tech to gaming, drones, everyday essentials, and more, we'll be updating this post with all the best U.S. Read More »

Obama in Kenya for launch of sister’s sports center

After landing in the capital, Obama met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta's twitter account. Barack is also expected to meet Raila Odinga , the opposition leader now working with Kenyatta's government. Read More »

Williams vs Kerber in #Wimbledon ladies' final

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Ten months after the hard birth of daughter Alexis Olympia the 36-year-old Williams had powered into her 10th Wimbledon final and looked poised for an eighth crown. After giving birth to her daughter, Olympia, on September 1, Williams dealt with health complications that included blood clots and led to what she said were multiple operations. Read More »

'Wimbledon means more than Kerber's first two Slams,' says coach Fissette

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But, back to her best on the grass at Wimbledon , she needed only 11 winners and one ace to deny an oddly nervous Serena , who contributed to her own downfall with a whopping 24 unforced errors, compared to only five from Kerber. While Williams' 2018 Wimbledon campaign has marked not least a remarkable comeback since maternity leave - her daughter, Alexis Olympia , was born in September a year ago - Kerber, too, has been making a comeback of sorts. Read More »

Sacha Baron Cohen fires back at Sarah Palin

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FYI, Palin hasn't held public office since 2009 when she resigned as Alaska's governor and has not announced any intention to seek election for another government gig. She said Friday that she has yet to hear from the show's producers. She responded by saying that Cohen was a 'proven liar, ' and then hit out at the letter her posted on Thursday which said that Ruddick could not serve in the armed forces because he had 'bone spurs in his testes'. Read More »

The queen checked her watch while waiting for Donald Trump

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The Trumps were greeted with traditional pomp and circumstance when they arrived at Windsor, with the queen's guards marching and playing the USA national anthem. While inspecting the guard at Windsor, Elizabeth appeared to give direction to Trump but then the president abruptly halted and Elizabeth was forced to walk around him. Read More »

Meghan Markle and Serena Williams' friendship ahead of Wimbledon final

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have certainly been making a splash during their royal visit to Dublin this week . This doesn't mean that you wish you were back at work and not a member of the Royal Family. She also sported some designer accessories during the trip, including a Fendi bag worth £2,890. She also owns the leather in tri-colour burgundy, navy and vanilla, first carrying it during a visit to Edinburgh earlier this year. Read More »

The US has just one Blockbuster left

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Blockbuster Alaska announced via its Facebook account that its Anchorage and Fairbanks stores will close for rental business on Monday, then reopen at noon on Tuesday to begin liquidating stock. "It's very nostalgic", she said. "Thank you for sticking by us throughout all these years", Daymude said in a heartfelt message on Facebook. And the Anchorage location had recently gotten national attention when Last Week Tonight host John Oliver sent the store a collection of Russell ... Read More »

Prince Louis christened at intimate service in London

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Following the service, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will give a private tea at Clarence House . The tiniest Windsor is being christened on Monday, July 9-and to celebrate the occasion, Prince Harry , his uncle, reportedly dropped £8,000 (that's around $10,620) on a first-edition Winnie-the-Pooh book. Read More »

Kate Middleton is ROYAL MASTER who 'LEADS family behind the scene'

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Kate also recently attended Prince Louis's christening and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. Ms Seward told People.com: "She has blossomed and looked more confident, beaming with happiness". Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Harry and Meghan will also meet veterans, personnel, charity representatives and those from the civil service in a reception after the spectacle. Read More »

Game of Thrones racks up 22 Emmy nominations

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Game of Thrones garnered a whopping 22 nominations - the most for any series this year. The Handmaid's Tale was one of the big winners with 20 nominations overall. NBC shows earned 78 nods. Other Australians who missed out on nominations included Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development), Hugo Weaving (Patrick Melrose), Elizabeth Debicki ( The Tale ) and Jim Jefferies (The Jim Jefferies Show). Read More »

Harry urges action on modern-day crises as he visits starvation memorial

Although the Duchess of Sussex has never disappointed on the fashion front when it comes to attending an event, wedding or attending any royal ceremony. "Meghan's telling us that she's a strong independent woman in her own right", Trussell said. For their second engagement of the day, the newlyweds visited Croke Park, headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Read More »

Thailand cave rescue Brit diver says: 'We are not heroes'

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Another video released on Facebook by the Thai Navy SEALs, who were central to the rescue, showed one of the boys being carried through part of the muddy cave on a stretcher covered by an emergency thermal blanket. The managing director, who is married to a Thai woman who knew the former Navy SEAL that died on the mission, said it could be a movie that "inspires millions" and that he sees it being a "major Hollywood film with A-list stars". Read More »