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More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican Day parade


The New York Yankees said they wouldn't participate this year but would continue to fund scholarships. Lopez Rivera served 35 years until his sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama . The team has an afternoon home game on June 11, the day of the parade. Some elected officials plan to march in the parade, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who was in Puerto Rico for Lopez Rivera's release from house arrest on Wednesday. Read More »

'Alien: Covenant' edges 'Guardians' at weekend box office


It will also have a tough time beating the $126 million domestic gross of Prometheus reports Box Office Mojo . It is now only $32 million behind its predecessor. Holdovers " Snatched " and " King Arthur: Legend of the Sword " rounded out the top five with $7.8 million and $7.2 million, respectively. I'm very surprised this film has flopped so badly. Read More »

Manchester Mayor: Bomber Was A Terrorist, Not A Muslim


The former Labour MP admitted the city is "grieving" today over the horrifying attack on teenage fans at an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to chair an emergency meeting of the Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBRA) on Tuesday morning (23 May). "Across the United Kingdom we are today grieving for the people of Manchester". Read More »

Cruise says Top Gun 2 'definitely happening'

It has been 31 years since Maverick and Goose sang in that bar, and Cruise is only now preparing to return for " Top Gun 2 ". This brings into question how the new film starring Cruise would fare in the box office especially since it would be competing with the likes of "Wonder Woman" which is already being praised by the critics. Read More »

Nicki Minaj Throws Shade at Vanessa Hudgens during Drake's acceptance speech


Such was the case last night at the Billboard Music Awards when Drake dared to compliment Vanessa Hudgens , onstage no less, for looking unbelievable. "I want to say Nicki Minaj , I'm so glad we found our way back because I love you and could never, ever see it any other way", Drake said. Later in the night when he accepted the Top Artist award he ended up bringing the 34-year-old songstress on stage and said, "I got the love of my life up here". Read More »

Nicki Minaj confirms relationship with rapper Nas


Nicki Minaj has officially confirmed that yes, she and rapper Nas have sleepovers. Nicki "The Generous Queen" Minaj more than lived up to the title when she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for a lesson in rap beef 101. "He's so dope", Minaj responded. It's hard. I've had to really make somebody up. I love @NickiMinaj, and she's here tomorrow . "And, you know, he's kind of cute, too". Read More »

Pippa Middleton weds: All the pictures from the 'wedding of the year'


Also among the congregation of the 12th century church in Englefield, was Pippa's controversial uncle Gary Goldsmith and Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Micheal of Kent. News of Markle and Prince Harry's plans ahead of the ceremony . She played a memorable supporting role at sister Kate's 2011 wedding, but Pippa Middleton will take centre stage Saturday at what looks to be the high society event of the year. Read More »

Among the greenery, a budding talent at Chelsea Flower Show


It's one of the country's most prestigious events, and this year the Chelsea Flower Show will feature a garden from the Yorkshire Coast. Bookings for this year's show were taken in July 2016, in the weeks after European Union referendum result and amid fears of a slowdown in the United Kingdom economy. Read More »

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

The two leaders will meet in the West Bank . Despite the optimistic words, there were signs that finally inking a long term peace deal will be hard. Anthony Cordesman, a Middle East expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, echoed that assessment. "The fact is, Israeli domestic politics really don't lend themselves to reaching that particular conclusion", Cordesman said. Read More »

Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese


After the source of the outbreak was determined, the investigation will look into the cause of it and see if the gas station mishandled their food items or if the manufacturers and distributors are the ones at fault. Officials say the cheese was removed May 5 and is no longer being sold by the store. Kelly has spent more than three weeks in the intensive care unit, KTXL reports. Read More »

Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Whether or not Trump was trying to influence Comey and the FBI's investigation into the campaign's connections to Russian Federation will be at the center of the hearing to try to figure out whether the president obstructed justice. The Times reported Mr Trump noted the Russia investigation as he told Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak of his decision to fire Mr Comey. Read More »

High Society: Pippa Middleton Marries at Almost-Royal Event


Miss Middleton, the younger sister of Duchess Catherine, Wednesday St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The royal was pictured on the front page of The Sun driving his actress partner to the Middletons' Berkshire estate after picking her up from London on Saturday evening. Read More »

'Dancing With The Stars' finale begins


The pair's best dance so far was an emotionally performed Contemporary style dance. She and Val mesmerized the audience and judge Bruno Tonioli was at his most evocative when he stood up and shouted, calling her "brilliant". For the first time this year, Team Lady & The Gramp posted a ideal 40 score , giving the beloved fan favorite a real chance to bring home another championship. Read More »

Lea Michele cried after meeting her 'idol' Celine Dion


You will remember her performance and her voice, but you will also remember her dress. The huge climbs and lung-busting notes in "My Heart Will Go On" have stymied many karaoke singers, but Dion once again demonstrated her impressive vocal range and ending the song with handsome melismatic run. Read More »

'Bachelorette' debuts with first black lead


The word (or more accurately, sound effect) was listed as the occupation of a contestant named Lucas Yancey, age 30, from California. Of course, Lindsay won't reveal any details about the groom-to-be, but viewers can start playing the guessing game Monday (9 ET/PT) as more than two dozen men appear at the front of the Bachelor mansion hoping to receive a rose. Read More »

Céline Dion & Miley Cyrus Both Tear Up on the BBMAs Stage

Turning her back on her hip hop beginnings with controversial comments was apparently only the beginning. Once you do that, in the eyes of so many people , it is etched forever, "she concluded with lucidity". "I think people that break up and get back together, that's awesome", she told SiriusXM last week. Billy, 55, gushed about how "proud" he was of her, and Noah , 17, joked that Miley was finally wearing trousers for once. Read More »

Miley Cyrus' Billboard Awards: Hair & Makeup - Easy & Fresh

Performing in front of beach scenery and floating balloons in the background, Cyrus also teared up during as she sang about her current love. ET caught up with Cyrus' little sister, Noah, on the red carpet ahead of the show, where she said she was "emotional" for the Disney star's performance. Read More »

Deepika Padukone reveals her plan for dream life at 70


The actress teamed up her look with L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Highlighter in Rose and the Tint Caresse in Rose Blossom blended with Orchid Blossom on her lips, in Cannes, May 19. We have a brand that we are launching, I am shooting for two films, she is making Veere Di Wedding . Sonam Kapoor looked ready to rule the red carpet in her handsome Elie Saab gown. Read More »

Liam Payne Isn't Really A Fan of Harry Styles' Debut Solo Single


Payne sings: "You know I used to be in 1D, now I'm out free". He added: " Niall hooked it up". It's the kind of dance floor- and radio-ready smash-in-the-making that recalls hooks and rhythm structures of songs we've loved for years , and "Strip That Down" checks a bunch of likable boxes in the process. Read More »

Here Are the New TWIN PEAKS Opening Credits


The first two episodes of season 3 are being broadcast on Sky Atlantic in a live simulcast with the USA on Monday May 22 at 2am . Guests and reporters at the Los Angeles premiere on Friday night were urged not to reveal any of the plot details of the first two episodes they saw. Read More »

Emma Watson wins the very first gender-neutral acting award


For Watson, a strong supporter of women's rights and a UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, the award was particularly meaningful, especially considering it is the first of its kind. Emma Watson's role in the live-action Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast" made the British actress the victor of the special award. Thanking MTV for its decision she also said, "Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits". Read More »

Jay Z and Beyonce worth a combined $1.16 billion


Forbes announced the pair is now officially a billion-dollar couple. The "Shining" stars, who are now expecting twins, have a combined net worth of $1.16 billion . The rapper also entered the streaming music industry with Tidal, a rival to Spotify and Apple Music. Jay Z , by comparison, has taken a step back from music in recent years in order to focus on a range of business ventures, and it is through these that most of his personal fortune is tied up. Read More »

Director Bong says 'Okja' is about humanity, life and capitalism

Swinton, a co-producer on " Okja " who has served on the Cannes jury twice, said thousands of "the most attractive and esoteric films" are screened at Cannes but never get seen in cinemas, and defended the USA company for giving the director free-rein on such a big budget film. Read More »

My father motivated me to work in films: Sonam Kapoor


When she is not at work, Sonam Kapoor spends some quality time either with her siblings, parents or cousins. Sonam Kapoor is looking forward to walk the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival this year but the actress feels she is in no position to advise Deepika Padukone, who is making her debut at the French Riviera. Read More »