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Author: 0 Alien: Covenant Review - The Third Best Film In The Franchise

Alien: Covenant isn't exactly recreating the wheel in terms of subject matter, but the intense vibe and gore is finally giving fans something to cheer and scream for again in the deep of space. In its effort to satisfy audience's blood lust and the mysteries of its mythology, " Alien: Covenant " offers a product that covers both bases but fails to move the needle.

Culture U.K. Police Rebuke U.S. for Leaking Information on Terror Probe
Author: 0 U.K. Police Rebuke U.S. for Leaking Information on Terror Probe

Police said they had arrested a woman after an armed raid at a block of flats in Blackley, north Manchester. Members of Al Islam, an organisation of Ahmadiyya Muslims, which has its British headquarters in London and a branch in Manchester, held up a banner reading: "Love For All, Hatred for None".

Author: 0 United Kingdom fans to miss out on Vanity Fair Star Wars edition

We'll see them eventually. Of course, that doesn't mean we should expect him to be saving the day without any sort of help. Not only does it seem perfectly set up to follow The Empire Strikes Back in being a bit of a downer (though ending on hope!), but it will deliver one last Star Wars experience featuring Carrie Fisher .

Culture 'Star Wars': Pablo Hidalgo On The Future Of Anakin's Lightsaber
Author: 0 'Star Wars': Pablo Hidalgo On The Future Of Anakin's Lightsaber

LucasFilm has confirmed that starting Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi and moving forward, the former scavenger will make the icon her weapon of choice. As for that green lightsaber Luke made for himself, it has yet to resurface in any of the marketing materials surrounding the current trilogy. So we know why Windu's blade is purple and Luke's is green, but why does Rey have that blue one? If he thinks that the Jedi need to end, as he says in the teaser trailer , maybe he's ...

Author: 0 Trump comments on Manchester attack, slams 'evil losers' responsible

Trump went on to say that he is "personally committed" to helping Israel and Palestinians reach a lasting peace, acknowledging that promises for such a deal have been made but, in an apparent reference to his record of dealmaking in business, he said, "That's what I do".

Culture Chris Cornell's wife writes note: 'I know that was not you'
Author: 0 Chris Cornell's wife writes note: 'I know that was not you'

Cornell was found dead in his hotel's bathroom, an hour after wrapping up his concert in Detroit's Fox Theatre on May 17. "I know that he loved our children and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life", she said. Cornell's funeral is set for Friday in Los Angeles . Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden , with whom he gained critical and ...

Author: 0 Vice President Jahangiri Quits Iran Presidential Election Race

Seemingly encouraged by the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , hardliners have accused incumbent Hassan Rouhani of wanting to import Western decadence and to open up Iran to the destructive power of USA business. "However, I don't think there will be a significant impact as Qalibaf got (just) six million votes in 2013". Raisi and Qalibaf were to appear together at a rally in Tehran on Tuesday.

Culture Men Spinoff New Mutants Will Be A
Author: 0 Men Spinoff New Mutants Will Be A "Horror Movie", Director Says

Fox wants to take its X-Men franchise in dramatically different directions, and it appears "horror" will be where The New Mutants goes. This is an interesting take, since The New Mutants' original material is all about teenage mutants undergoing superhero training to control their powers.

Culture United's Pogba helps ease burden of world record price tag
Author: 0 United's Pogba helps ease burden of world record price tag

They will start next season's Champions League in the group stage. "It means everything. It means the third trophy, it means going back to the Champions League, it means winning a European trophy, it means playing European Super League in Macedonia next August.It means for the club the last piece of the puzzle, it is now like Ajax is and some other clubs - a club with every trophy in the world of football".

Culture Ben & Jerry's freezes same-flavour combinations in marriage equality stint
Author: 0 Ben & Jerry's freezes same-flavour combinations in marriage equality stint

Ben & Jerry's will deliver the postcards before the final parliamentary session on June 13 . "In Australia, 72% of the population supports Marriage Equality, so why haven't our leaders acted?", it reads on their website . Essentially, Aussie customers will be unable to purchase two scoops of the same flavour in any store. Ben & Jerry's brand manager Imogen Rugg says the initiative is grounded in the company's core values and "unshakeable belief" that everyone deserves full and equal ...

Author: 0 Apparently Officials Were Warned About The Manchester Bomber Five Years Ago

Money that I have worked hard (for) and in my eyes earned. Later, forensic officers in white coveralls went in and out of the property. Mr Keary said he spoke to firefighters early Tuesday who were "clearly quite emotional and frustrated" by the delay, and heard from others who were angry not to have been dispatched at all.

Author: 0 Police stop sharing Manchester intel with US

Theresa May is reportedly going to speak to Donald Trump about it at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Sicily, with officials already having expressed their displeasure at lower levels. Investigators are trying to find whether Abedi knew several Manchester-based jihadis, including Libyan man Abdalraouf Abdallah, who was jailed in the United Kingdom for terror offenses, and Raphael Hostey, an IS recruiter killed in Syria.

Culture Kroenke - Shares not for sale
Author: 0 Kroenke - Shares not for sale

This breaking news story is being updated as more information emerges - please refresh the page for the most recent version. Usmanov has previously been outspoken about the board's activity, in particular Kroenke, who has often received criticism from the fans.

Author: 0 Roger Moore, James Bond movie actor, dead at 89

RIP Sir Roger Moore , 89. He was chosen as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. Parts of Octopussy were shot in Udaipur, Rajasthan with the Maharana of Udaipur granting permissions to shoot in his various palaces. The children said that they would organise a private funeral as per the wishes of their father. Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, the 77-year-old admitted he didn't know Sir Roger that well, but did meet him a few times , highlighting his good nature.

Culture Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA Awards
Author: 0 Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA Awards

ET. The 2017 NBA Awards will take place after the NBA Finals conclude at Basketball City in New York City's Pier 6. Russell Westbrook , James Harden and Kawhi Leonard were named finalists for the NBA MVP. She has released three promotional singles for the album, including "No Frauds", which features Drake . According to reports, Nicki will grace the stage when the awards ceremony kicks off next month.

Author: 0 Mulvaney defends Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget before Congress

Trump left those big retirement programs alone in this year's effort. A 10-year, $193 billion reduction in food stamps - nearly 30 percent - promises to drive millions of people off the program. "What it does is it perpetuates a myth that we can go out there and balance the budget without touching entitlements". But Perry, who once called for the abolition of the department, has become an outspoken proponent of the department's importance, particularly the national labs.

Culture Bright Moment for Victims: a Visit From the Queen
Author: 0 Bright Moment for Victims: a Visit From the Queen

Britain's terrorism threat remains "critical" as announced by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, saying another attack may be imminent. The Queen has has visited a hospital in Manchester where staff have been working endlessly to save as many peoples' lives as possible.

Culture Lea Michele cried after meeting her 'idol' Celine Dion
Author: 0 Lea Michele cried after meeting her 'idol' Celine Dion

Dion performed the hit song " My Heart Will Go On " from Titanic in honor of the film's 20th anniversary. "And for the first time in years with trousers on", Noah Cyrus, standing next to father Billy Ray Cyrus, introduced her older sister, who was wearing white shorts and a cowboy hat.

Author: 0 'Nobody does it better': Daniel Craig pays tribute to Sir Roger Moore

British actor Roger Moore , who won worldwide fame playing secret agent James Bond , died on Tuesday aged 89, his family said on the actor's official Twitter account. A private funeral will be held in Monaco according to his wishes, they added . "Which is why I play it mostly for laughs", he once said. Moore penned two books about his time as Bond as well as two autobiographies, including " My Word is My Bond : The Autobiography", which was peppered with anecdotes about his ...

Author: 0 The Most Surprising Billboard Music Awards Moments Ever

Few 71-year-olds in the music industry could have pulled off the performance that Cher did on Sunday night. Blake Shelton took home the award for top country artist, and top country song went to Florida Georgia Line. She wore a white gown with enormous, ruffled sleeves and a plunging neckline. While the stage's robotic vocal effects and the gang of background vocals did the heavy lifting during her performance of Believe , she was still a natural, strutting across the stage looking ...

Culture Lana Del Rey's 'Lust For Life' Due In July
Author: 0 Lana Del Rey's 'Lust For Life' Due In July

Del Rey also recently unveiled a witch-themed trailer for the album.The album is set to feature a collaboration with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks called'Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems'. Speculation first began earlier this year, in February, on whether Lana Del Rey would be releasing a new album. So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like it was more wanting to talk to the younger side of the audience that I have.

Culture Man Arrested Inside Sandra Bullock's Home Convicted of Stalking
Author: 0 Man Arrested Inside Sandra Bullock's Home Convicted of Stalking

Bullock made an understandably panicked 911 call after barricading herself in her room. which was played in court . Previously, Corbett had pleaded not guilty to several felony counts involving a cache of weapons allegedly discovered in his Montrose home, but those charges were dismissed.

Author: 0 Republican charged after 'body slamming' reporter

If convicted, Gianforte could face a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and 6 months in jail. The statement added that the reporter's injuries did not meet the legal definition of felony assault. Gianforte yells, "The last guy who came here did the same thing", and a shaken-sounded Jacobs tells the candidate he just body-slammed him. Hours before the incident on Wednesday the Gianforte campaign sent out a last-minute fundraising appeal to its supporters, saying the outcome "will determine ...

Culture Celine Dion Pays Tribute to Manchester in Concert
Author: 0 Celine Dion Pays Tribute to Manchester in Concert

Dion then posted the footage to her Instagram account alongside the hashtags #Manchester and #PrayForManchester alongside a praying emoji. Standing in front of a huge screen which read "MANCHESTER we are with you, Céline ", the singer urged the audience of 4,300 people to rise and remember the fallen victims.

Culture CMT Music Awards: Florida Georgia Line To Perform With The Chainsmokers
Author: 0 CMT Music Awards: Florida Georgia Line To Perform With The Chainsmokers

As if such a dreamy mash-up weren't enough, Lady Antebellum is slated to team up with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. Do Not Open , while Lady A is planning a decades-spanning performance with their CMT Crossroads co-stars. Page Six reports that both the Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line are scheduled to perform together at the 2017 awards show. They join previously announced artists Blake Shelton , Brett Eldredge , Luke Bryan , Miranda Lambert , and Thomas Rhett , and ...

Culture Jason Bateman Stars In Teaser Trailer For Netflix Original Series Ozark
Author: 0 Jason Bateman Stars In Teaser Trailer For Netflix Original Series Ozark

Bateman plays Marty, your ordinary family man, who just so happens to be in charge of a money laundering scheme for a Mexican drug cartel. However, when things start going wrong for him, he is forced to relocate his family from the city to the Ozarks region in Missouri, but the tranquil town is not all that it seems.

Culture UK police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with US after leaks
Author: 0 UK police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with US after leaks

After a series of police raids in and around Manchester , a total of eight people are in custody in connection with the suicide bombing. "The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise", Rudd told BBC's Radio 4 Wednesday.

Author: 0 China's United Nations envoy says 'no reason' not to talk with N.Korea

The council is scheduled to hold emergency closed consultations Tuesday where France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said a new sanctions resolution will be discussed. "These actions threaten regional and global security", United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. The statement said North Korea's "illegal ballistic missile activities are significantly contributing to its development of nuclear weapons delivery systems and are greatly increasing tension in the region ...

Author: 0 GOP candidate allegedly 'body slams' Guardian reporter

The statement added that the reporter's injuries did not meet the legal definition of felony assault. "Tonight, as Greg was giving a separate interview in a private office, The Guardian's Ben Jacobs entered the office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face, and began asking badgering questions".

Culture Israelis Elated by Trump Visit; Palestinians Disappointed
Author: 0 Israelis Elated by Trump Visit; Palestinians Disappointed

Several dozen young Israeli men, some holding Israeli flags, marched toward the Old City's Damascus Gate on their way to the Western Wall when they encountered a group of Palestinian protesters. Israel Police officers, guards from the Islamic Waqf and Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount clashed at the holy site . The compound is the holiest site to Jews and the third holiest in Islam, after Mecca and Medina.

Culture Republican candidate in Montana special election allegedly 'body-slams' reporter
Author: 0 Republican candidate in Montana special election allegedly 'body-slams' reporter

As a result of the unprovoked attack, all three Montana newspapers who had endorsed Gianforte, The Billings Gazette , The Missoulian , and The Helena Independent Record , rescinded their endorsements. A few lawmakers did comment. "Jacobs then said he wanted the police called and went to leave. Unless the reporter deserved it". Gianforte's defeat would also give Democrats momentum heading into two special House elections for Republican-held seats next month, in Georgia and SC.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber did not work alone, confirm British officials

Police say they are investigating a "network" over Monday night's attack at Manchester Arena , in which 22 people were killed. Among those to warn of Abedi's extremism was Mohammed Shafi, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, who believed "he was involved in extremism and terrorism".

Culture Spider-Man: Silver Sable & Black Cat Spin-Off Move Lands Director
Author: 0 Spider-Man: Silver Sable & Black Cat Spin-Off Move Lands Director

Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy was hired to write this movie way back in 2014 , and it's since been rewritten by Chris Yost , who penned Marvel Studios' upcoming sequel Thor: Ragnarok . Naturally, this has left a lot of fans with concerns, particularly with the team that's producing Venom - Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach , the duo behind the unnecessary The Amazing Spider-Man reboot series that caved in on its second installment and indirectly led to Sony's decision to re-reboot into a much ...

Culture Trump arrives in Brussels, ahead of EU, NATO talks
Author: 0 Trump arrives in Brussels, ahead of EU, NATO talks

Stoltenberg said. "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security". " I expect NATO allies to step up and agree to do more in the fight against terrorism, not least because of the attack we saw in Manchester ", NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said at a news conference previewing the meeting.

Culture Geoffrey Rush sends gold Pirates of the Caribbean coins to fans
Author: 0 Geoffrey Rush sends gold Pirates of the Caribbean coins to fans

When writing the script, co-writer Terry Rossio had planned to offer a completely different kind of antagonist to our favorite captain. And with that, the series really should have been over. Also returning are Geoffrey Rush as Jack's pirate nemesis/ally (often within the same scene) Barbossa and a handful of minor crew members always around to pledge allegiance to whomever's in charge.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber was "likely" acting with others

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd criticized US officials for leaking details about Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, warning Britain's ally that it should not happen again . "It seems likely possible that he wasn't doing this on his own so the intelligence services and the police are pursuing their leads in order to make sure they get all the information.

Author: 0 Painting breaks USA art record with £85m sale

Basquiat , a native New Yorker, died in 1988 of a heroin overdose aged 27. The winning bid placed over the phone by Yuki Terase, a Japanese business developer for Sotheby's . He had his first solo exhibition in 1980 and swiftly became established. By AFP's Jennie Matthew in NY. Basquiat would spend time with David Bowie, and was reported to have briefly dated the singer, Madonna.

Culture 23M more to lose health care under Republican plan
Author: 0 23M more to lose health care under Republican plan

Their argument is that their plan would give states more flexibility, and they included more money in what they were calling stability funds to help people buy those premiums if they needed to. So in order to help those Republicans who didn't bother to read the bill or the CBO report, here's some of the lowlights from the report of what they voted to inflict on the public.

Author: 0 Manchester attacker's younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman

He was born in Manchester in 1994 to parents of Libyan birth and raised in Britain. Salman's older brother Ismail Abedi, 23, who is believed to have lived at the same address, was detained by police later Tuesday in Manchester. British Prime Minister Theresa May chaired a meeting Wednesday of her emergency security cabinet group to talk about intelligence reports on Abedi and concerns that he might have had outside support.

Culture RV Carrying Kids Erupts in Flames After Chase, Shooting: PD
Author: 0 RV Carrying Kids Erupts in Flames After Chase, Shooting: PD

The man continued to drive the RV with the children inside as police chased them through several neighboring counties for two hours. Authorities said the woman jumped out of the RV, which was traveling almost 90 miles per hour, when she saw the police auto.

Author: 0 WWE SmackDown Viewership Increases Following Backlash 2017

He went on to accuse McMahon of favouritism, and McMahon eventually put Owens as the sixth member in the match . If you look at his win/loss record you will see two glaring losses to Sami Zayn this week, but it doesn't matter. You know, a lot of athletes they just want to coast by, fly under the radar, but not me. Jinder Mahal , the same man that was pounced by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski at WrestleMania 33 in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, is now your WWE ...

Author: 0 Bernie Sanders: Trump's budget is immoral

But the budget does feature a major domestic initiative - a six-week paid parental leave program headed by Ivanka Trump that would be designed and financed by the states through cuts to unemployment insurance, at a projected cost of $25 billion over the next 10 years.

Culture The Manchester Attacker Likely Did Not Act Alone, British Home Secretary Says
Author: 0 The Manchester Attacker Likely Did Not Act Alone, British Home Secretary Says

Abedi had been on the radar of security services, Rudd confirmed, but only "up to a point". Many at the concert were young girls and teens enthralled by Grande's pop power. Grande, who was not injured in the blast, tweeted: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". The minister said she was "not surprised at all" that Islamic State jihadists had claimed the attack but said there was no information yet to confirm the extremist organisation's active direction.

Culture Harry Went to Great Lengths to Bring Girlfriend to Reception
Author: 0 Harry Went to Great Lengths to Bring Girlfriend to Reception

Pippa Middleton , younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge , married James Matthews in front of some of Britain's most elite on Saturday. Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The American actress had to skip the wedding but she attended the reception party as Harry's date. The guests were heading to a lavish private reception at the estate of the bride's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, in nearby Bucklebury.

Culture Trump and Pope Francis meet, netizens create memes
Author: 0 Trump and Pope Francis meet, netizens create memes

Neither man, unquestionably two of the most famous in the world, repeated their prior criticism of the other. That theme was reflected in their words and their gifts. Trump will later meet Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. "We had a fantastic meeting". "It was an honor to be with the pope".

Culture Former CIA head anxious over Russian Federation contacts
Author: 0 Former CIA head anxious over Russian Federation contacts

The Senate Intelligence Committee issued two subpoenas Tuesday for Michael Flynn's businesses after President Trump's former national security advisor refused to testify before the panel. "As valuable as Gen. Flynn might be to our counterintelligence investigation, we don't believe that it's our place today to offer him immunity from this committee", Burr added.

Author: 0 Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' flick fights bloat

Dead Men Tell No Tales \/em comes by way of director duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg - best known for directing episodes of Netflix\u0027s Marco Polo, \/em and the 2012 film Kon-Tiki. Armando Salazar, an undead pirate hunter from the Spanish Navy with a distinctive look. All of these story beats work to keep the film moving, but also push the focus away from the emotional core of the film .

Culture The World of Avatar
Author: 0 The World of Avatar

Disney's Animal Kingdom emphasizes environmentalism, so its "Pandora" park was built to emphasize the natural splendor of a world that Cameron first imagined when he was 19-years-old; much the movie deals with a battle over the colonialist exploitation and destruction of that land, making for a conflict that would clash with the goals of the park.

Culture McCartney is great actor, says Johnny Depp
Author: 0 McCartney is great actor, says Johnny Depp

I officially have a headache now so I'm going to stop trying to figure this out. The Pirates of the Caribbean films have been entertaining audiences around the world since 2003. "It's amusing because I thought of my character being a wounded animal and sometimes would be very aggressive on the movements and I didn't think about if I did [a fast head jerk], what would they do with the hair".