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Culture Satire The Square takes Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or prize
Author: 0 Satire The Square takes Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or prize

Though many significant works by female directors have passed through the festival, they're rarely rewarded during the closing prize ceremony; hopefully, that's a fact that will change soon, with The Beguiled director Sofia Coppola landing a historic win at this year's ceremony.

Author: 0 Priyanka Chopra praised but rest of Baywatch panned by Hollywood critics

Following the release of Baywatch in theaters for Memorial Day weekend, the producers behind the film have revealed plans for a sequel-and the whole lifeguard team is (likely) coming back for another wild ride. There are a couple of decent action sequences and a nice running gag of insults directed at Efron's pretty-boy looks, but those are hardly reasons to make an entire movie, let alone one that's almost two hours long.

Culture Chelsea Manning leaves United States prison seven years after giving secrets to WikiLeaks
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning leaves United States prison seven years after giving secrets to WikiLeaks

While numerous cables were published with the names of sources removed, WikiLeaks eventually published a portion of the documents without redactions. After her parents' divorce, Manning moved with her mother to Wales, where she repressed her sexuality and was mocked for her effeminate ways. Taxpayers have paid for her transgender hormone treatments while she's been locked up.

Author: 0 Cannes 2017: Ruben Östlund's The Square wins Palme d'Or

Art gallery satire The Square , about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival . He fake-cried and said in halting French, "merci beaucoup madames et monsieurs". Joaquin Phoenix with his best actor award for You Were Never Really Here .

Author: 0 Bella Hadid takes the plunge in daring Cannes Film Festival gown

But the red carpet elite have some historical fashion moments to compete with, whether we're talking about Princess Diana's elegant debut appearance on the red carpet back in 1987 or Bella Hadid's memorable red carpet walk a year ago. Model Bella Hadid oozed sex appeal in a thigh-high slit Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress. The piece featured a structured bodice with a plunging neckline and a draped skirt with a almost hip-high slit.

Culture Chennai model, filmmaker Gaanam Nair missing for last 4 days
Author: 0 Chennai model, filmmaker Gaanam Nair missing for last 4 days

An investigator who spoke with The News Minute , said Gaanam had not taken her usual route to work. She was last seen wearing a blue dress, on the way to office. According to the Facebook page of Gaanam Nair aka Jikki Padhoo , she is a photographer and fashion blogger. "There were no problems at home". Miranda has also given contact numbers of her family members to get in touch if anyone has any information about her.

Culture The Square scoops top film prize at Cannes Film Festival
Author: 0 The Square scoops top film prize at Cannes Film Festival

The Swedish satire, in which an art installation project goes badly wrong, is set at the intersection of art, politics and national identity in the Scandinavian country. The crew nearly entirely comprises women. 28/05/2017. Actress Diane Kruger , Best Actress award victor for her role in the film "Aus dem Nichts" ( In the Fade ), reacts.

Culture Donald Trump touched a glowing orb, and a meme was born
Author: 0 Donald Trump touched a glowing orb, and a meme was born

Saudi Arabia rolled out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump on his inaugural overseas trip, but a moment involving a glowing orb had observers scratching their heads. Netanyahu has expressed the wish to improve ties with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states as part of an initiative that would draw the Palestinians into an eventual peace deal and function as a broad front against Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Author: 0 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

Joaquin Phoenix wears sneakers on stage as he accepts the Best Actor award from jury member Jessica Chastain . Chastain said she had been "so inspired" by the films, while Will Smith said it had been a "spectacular" experience. To mark its 70th birthday, the festival rewarded her with a special prize . Nicole Kidman in John Cameron Mitchell's How to Talk to Girls at Parties .

Author: 0 Swedish satire 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Australian actor Nicole Kidman won the Cannes film festival's 70th Anniversary Award. Collecting her award, the "Bling Ring" director thanked her father - "Apocalypse Now" director Francis Ford Coppola - for teaching her the tricks of the trade.

Culture Hate crimes double after Manchester terrorist attack, report says
Author: 0 Hate crimes double after Manchester terrorist attack, report says

Greater Manchester Police said a 25-year-old man had been detained on suspicion of terror offences in the Old Trafford area. Officers said they arrested 14 people in Greater Manchester , Warwickshire and Merseyside - but a woman and a 16-year-old boy were later released without charge.

Author: 0 More arrests in Manchester attack

The development came as a vast security operation gets under way to protect hundreds of Spring Bank Holiday events across Britain this weekend. "From midnight on Monday, there will be a well-planned and gradual withdrawal of members of the armed forces, who will return to normal duties", she said.

Author: 0 Kane scores four as Spurs thrash Leicester

Tottenham have played their last game of the season against relegated sides for two years running and this season they will look to do better than last season and manage to get a win against Hull City unlike what they did last season against Newcastle.

Culture United Kingdom 'warned Manchester bomber was planning attack - in JANUARY'
Author: 0 United Kingdom 'warned Manchester bomber was planning attack - in JANUARY'

Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV images showing suicide bomber Abedi on the night he attacked Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. But he said there were still "gaps in our understanding" of the plot, as investigators probed Abedi's potential links to jihadis in Britain, Europe, Libya and the Middle East.

Author: 0 Chelsea boss Conte defends 'honest' Victor Moses despite FA Cup final dive

It remains unclear whether the 67-year-old will continue as manager of the Gunners, despite capping a disappointing season with a record-breaking victory over the newly crowned Premier League champions. He added: "I am a forgiving man. I invite you to live with me one day and one thing you can not question is my commitment". "I think this season has been hurt by some dip in March as well, and I am convinced we were hurt by the uncertainty about my future with the players".

Author: 0 UK opposition leader links terror to foreign wars

Speaking before her departure for the summit on Thursday, Mrs May said she would "make clear to president Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure". The security forces who arrested Ramadan Abedi, father of Salman in Tripoli along with his younger son Hashim said that he was "aware of all the details" of the attack.

Author: 0 Takuma Sato Takes 101st Indianapolis 500

The two-time Formula One champion, who bypassed today's F1 Monaco Grand Prix to fulfill a dream to drive in the Indy 500 , started fifth, ran up front most of the day and led 27 laps in the No. With six laps to go, Castroneves made an incredibly risky outside pass of race leader Max Chilton only to watch Sato retake the lead with five laps to go.

Author: 0 Further arrest made by police investigating Manchester atrocity

Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement after leading a meeting of the government's emergency committee Cobra on Saturday morning. Now, it has been reported that the event may take place as soon as 4 June. The number of police officers fell by 14 percent, or nearly 20,000, between 2009 and 2016, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank.

Author: 0 Sofia Coppola Wins Best Director At Cannes

Cullinan. Video-streaming company Netflix , which had two acclaimed movies in competition , left empty handed. She was the second woman to win the prize after Soviet director Yuliya Solntseva in 1961. French actor and director Mathieu Amalric bagged a best screenwriting prize for Barbara . He apologised for his appearance, saying the prize was "totally unexpected".

Author: 0 Trump congratulates body-slamming congressional candidate on win

Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, jumped into headlines across the U.S. Wednesday night after political reporter Ben Jacobs accused him of "body slamming" him during an attempted interview. Now that he's won election to Congress, Democrats will have a hard time keeping Gianforte out of office, misdemeanor assault conviction or not. President Donald Trump , 70, won Montana in the 2016 Election by over 20 points, so Democrats, despite losing this raise, are touting the closeness of the ...

Culture Cannes host Bellucci: Film violence mirrors life
Author: 0 Cannes host Bellucci: Film violence mirrors life

Spanish auteur director Pedro Almodovar chaired this year's Cannes jury, which also included Will Smith, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, actress Jessica Chastain, French actress and director Agnès Jaoui, German director Maren Ade, South Korean director Park Chan-wook , French composer Gabriel Yared and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing.

Culture Swedish art gallery satire
Author: 0 Swedish art gallery satire "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Art gallery satire The Square , about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival . There were also awards for Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger , who were named best actor and best actress respectively, while a special new 70th Anniversary prize was awarded to actress Nicole Kidman .

Author: 0 LeBron passes Jordan as all-time National Basketball Association playoff scoring leader

Irving scored 42 points in Game 4 to lead Cleveland to a 3-1 series lead with James having to spend more time on the bench than usual after being whistled for four fouls in the first half for the first time in his career. "He basically was just waiting for an opportunity to be able to blossom", James said. Seems like we are just scratching the surface with Jaylen, so I hope he can play tonight.

Author: 0 Cannes Film Festival 2017 red carpet

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious and formal events in the world, but this year the festival is getting a breath of fresh air thanks to one special jury member, box office maverick Will Smith . Actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor will also make it to the Cannes red carpet later in the week as L'Oreal Paris brand ambassadors.

Culture The Real Story - US Rep. Elizabeth Esty
Author: 0 The Real Story - US Rep. Elizabeth Esty

But the talks could have included anything from strategy on Syria, where Russia backs the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, to the more problematic question of lifting of USA sanctions for Russian financial institutions, potentially in exchange for Russian investments.

Culture Britain lowers threat level
Author: 0 Britain lowers threat level

A Greater Manchester Police statement said: "We have made significant progress in this fast moving and complex investigation, working with the national counter terrorism policing network and United Kingdom intelligence partners and securing the arrests of 11 people who remain in custody".

Author: 0 Ill Cher Devastated By Former Husband Gregg Allman's Shocking Death!

In fact, the band's debauched behavior was so legendary-they reportedly once boarded their charted tour plane, which had previously ferried the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, to lines of cocaine that spelled out "Welcome the Allman Brothers"-that they served as the source material for Cameron Crowe's 2000 film about, Almost Famous ".

Author: 0 We Quizzed The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Cast on Their Pirate IQ

I liked the first Pirates of the Caribbean film when it first came out in 2003. Meanwhile, the menacing Armando Salazar ( Javier Bardem ) is baying for Jack's blood, after the pirate's actions got him and his crew trapped in a state of being undead and cursed to never be able to set foot on land.

Culture Alabama executes 'Houdini' inmate for 1982 murder-for-hire
Author: 0 Alabama executes 'Houdini' inmate for 1982 murder-for-hire

This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Tommy Arthur , who was convicted in the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker. In her dissenting opinion Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted the risks of the lethal injection protocols, writing: "When Thomas Arthur enters the execution chamber tonight, he will leave his constitutional rights at the door".

Author: 0 Almodovar: Cannes deliberations went 'very fast'

Swedish satire " The Square ", a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday. Diane Kruger was named best actress for her role as a terror victim in the German film In the Fade . The actor wore sneakers on stage as he collected the prize.

Author: 0 Mississippi Shooting Rampage Leaves Eight Dead

Rushing says Durr was married and had an 11-year-old son. " He was just there ", Godbolt said of the deputy. Police say 8 dead in MS shooting. Durr told the newspaper in 2014 he picked up the hobby at age 8. Mitchell says he and the suspect's wife escaped. A 35-year-old father is accused of killing at least eight people, including two children. 'They cost him his life, ' he said, apparently referring to the deputy.

Author: 0 Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul

He said the offensive targets the districts of Al-Shifa, Al-Mostashfa Al-Jomhuri, Zinjili and Al-Sehha Al-Oula in the city's western half. "So by taking the time to de-conflict, to surround and then attack, we carry out the annihilation campaign so we don't simply transplant this problem from one location to another".

Author: 0 Manchester bomber photos released as runners defy terror

Grande, meanwhile, promised to return to "the incredibly fearless city of Manchester" to hold a benefit concert for the victims. They arrested two men, aged 20 and 22, in the northwest England city, by using an explosive device to get into their property.

Author: 0 Cannes Film Festival: Sofia Coppola wins best director award

Ostlund shouted from the stage after besting a raft of favourites for one of global cinema's most coveted honours with a rare comedy. Based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, the movie is a remake of 1971 drama that centers around a wounded Union soldier taken in by a Virginia girl's school during the Civil War, to dire and scintillating effect.

Culture Trump should be worried about Saudi carrying out another 9/11: Iran
Author: 0 Trump should be worried about Saudi carrying out another 9/11: Iran

A senior US official traveling with Trump said Washington understands what he described as Israel's "completely legitimate" concerns and pledged to help the Jewish state maintain its military advantage. White House aides have also tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Mr Trump's visit, casting it as "symbolic".

Culture Ariana Grande to have a benefit concert for Manchester bombing victims
Author: 0 Ariana Grande to have a benefit concert for Manchester bombing victims

In fact, it will only fuel more love and support for her Manchester fans by way of a benefit concert planned specially for those affected from the attack. She said her Dangerous Woman Tour, which has been suspended until June 7, was "intended to be a safe space for my fans". "The arrest is connected to Monday's attack on the Manchester Arena, but this is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage", the statement said.

Culture FA Cup unlikely to have any bearing on future: Wenger
Author: 0 FA Cup unlikely to have any bearing on future: Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists he will head into Tuesday's board meeting to discuss his Arsenal future perfectly equipped with all he needs to secure a new contract - namely a replay of Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea . "You can not get two tougher opponents, but we produced two outstanding performances", the Arsenal manager said. "I don't mind facing criticism from supporters or from journalists, I will always try to answer it if I can, but once the game starts you should ...

Culture Sri Lanka seeks global help after deadly flooding, landslides
Author: 0 Sri Lanka seeks global help after deadly flooding, landslides

At an intersection close to Agalawatte , 98 kilometers (60 miles) south of capital Colombo , four bodies in coffins were kept in a house, awaiting boats to be taken to a temple where displaced people have taken refuge. He said India's move to send relief materials demonstrated the Indo-Lanka relations which are at an excellent level. "A third ship, INS Jalashwa, has also set sail from Visakhapatnam to join the relief efforts, and is expected to reach Colombo within two days".

Author: 0 Iranian film wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

Best actress went to Diane Kruger for her performance in German film " In the Fade ", playing a woman trying to put her life back together after her husband and young son are killed in a bomb attack. You Were Never Really Here also took the best actor prize, for Joaquin Phoenix's turn as a troubled hitman. The nine-member jury opted to split the screenplay prize in two , dividing it between Scottish director Lynne Ramsay for " You Were Never Really Here " and Greece's Yorgos ...

Culture Celtic clinch unbeaten treble with late Scottish FA Cup win
Author: 0 Celtic clinch unbeaten treble with late Scottish FA Cup win

Celtic attacking midfielder Tom Rogic has described what an "amazing" moment it was to score the late Scottish Cup victor against Aberdeen on Saturday. "Coming in my job was to try and impose an identity in how we play. You just need to look at when it was done before - in the 1890s and it was only an 18-game season", he said .

Author: 0 United Kingdom campaigning resumes 4 days after concert attack

Twelve people are now being held in custody after the 22 May attack at the Manchester Arena left 22 dead. Britain police have released CCTV footage of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi on the night of the attack as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday.

Culture Is There a 'Baywatch' Sequel in the Works?
Author: 0 Is There a 'Baywatch' Sequel in the Works?

You perk up, because it's been a while since you laughed at anything, and now this wild-eyed dude, who can't wipe the smile off his face, has promised you a dumb joke that you now anticipate to be amusing. "We have an awesome story already". He's on his way to becoming a big star and I don't see him going away anytime soon. The film opens just as lifeguard tryouts begin and even with only three open spots, two-time Olympic gold medal swimmer, Matt Brody (Efron) thinks he is a shoo-in, but ...

Author: 0 Swedish satirical drama The Square wins the Palme D'or

Headed by Pedro Almodovar , the jury also includes A-listers Will Smith and Jessica Chastain alongside the likes of director Maren Ade ( Toni Erdmann ) and Park Chan-wook ( Oldboy ). Diane Kruger was named best actress for her role as a terror victim in the German film In the Fade . I believe that if you have female story-telling, you have more authentic female characters.

Author: 0 Ringling Brothers Circus Closes

Ringling's parent company, Feld Entertainment, announced in January it would take its final bow this year. He credited nixing elephant acts, a shift that animal rights groups demanded, and high operating costs to the decline in business.

Culture Police arrest 19-year-old over Manchester attack
Author: 0 Police arrest 19-year-old over Manchester attack

Building workers walk through the city centre in Manchester , England , Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Greater Manchester Police chief Ian Hopkins and Neil Basu, the national coordinator of counterterrorism policing, urged people to contact police if they had information about Abedi's movements between May 18 and Monday night.

Culture Messi's master-class inspires Barcelona to Copa del Rey final triumph
Author: 0 Messi's master-class inspires Barcelona to Copa del Rey final triumph

Messi was popping up all over the place and dribbling past rival players at will, with Alaves' defenders stopping him any way the could. Of course, it helped that they played in one of the best worldwide sides we've ever seen - and also versions of a Barcelona side that had the absolute best of the best in it.

Author: 0 Nicole Kidman gets special prize at Cannes

Many critics thought the Palme D'or would be bestowed to either Russian-language title Loveless or 1990s AIDS drama 120 Beats per Minute . Sofia Coppola took home the prize for best director and became the second woman to win the award in Cannes history.

Author: 0 Castroneves runs near-perfect race, ends 2nd again at Indy

Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon. Kiwi driver Scott Dixon's day ended on lap 54 of the 200-lap race. In past years, kind of dating to the era of single supply, we had to build engines more for reliability than for performance, because we knew we were going to win the race no matter what.