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The storm around America's statues isn't about history. It's about whiteness The storm around America's statues isn't about history. It's about whiteness
- August 20, 2017

But in this country, we have statues of Lee, Stonewall Jackson and other leaders of the Confederacy all throughout the South (and the country) as if the Confederacy won the war or were fighting for the right side of history. Tourists flock to Charlottesville not only for the history but also to visit the wineries that dot the countryside just outside of town. "We are updating it". (more...)
Marvel's The Defenders first-look preview: there's no Marvel's The Defenders first-look preview: there's no "meh" in team
- August 20, 2017

Now, they teamed up their individual stars and made them into a team - The Defenders - fighting one major baddie, Alexandria (played by the talented Sigourney Weaver). Now, we've finally had the chance to see how well The Defenders holds up - and based on the first four episodes, it's a bit mixed. August 18 may be less than a month away, but for Marvel fans, that is a very long time to wait. (more...)
Majority of Americans disapprove Trump response to Charlottesville Majority of Americans disapprove Trump response to Charlottesville
- August 20, 2017

A parade of prominent Republicans and US ally Britain also rebuked Trump after his comments on Tuesday about the bloodshed in the college town of Charlottesville further enveloped his seven-month-old presidency in controversy, paralyzed his policy aims and left him increasingly isolated. (more...)
Trump Lashes Out At Graham For Calling Him Out On Charlottesville Remarks Trump Lashes Out At Graham For Calling Him Out On Charlottesville Remarks
- August 20, 2017

Instead, the American president chose to word his condemnation in much more vague language by calling out violence on "many sides" . This, despite the fact it was white supremacists who arrived with shields and helmets and mace in numbers that far outweighed antifa (a group that meets fascist violence with violence). (more...)
Which WWE SummerSlam matches will stand out?
- August 20, 2017

Not even close. But his presence alone makes this match against Corbin that much more appealing. What's more, AJ Styles and Kevin Owens with Shane McMahon as a special guest ref could be one of the best matches of the night. "They have two options; leave someone who defends neo-Nazis and white supremacists in the Hall of Fame and accept that their fans will look at them as hypocrites the next time they take a stand about racism, homophobia or other forms of prejudice, or have a ... (more...)
'Frozen' the musical begins performances in Denver 'Frozen' the musical begins performances in Denver
- August 20, 2017

Plenty of Disney films have made the jump from animated feature to being performed in front of a live audience on the brights lights of Broadway . In the behind-the-scenes footage, Anna (Patti Murin ), Elsa (Caissie Levy ), Kristoff (Jelani Alladin ), and Hans (John Riddle ) are all smiles as they show off their brilliant getups in group and solo shots. (more...)
Game of Thrones Season 7
- August 20, 2017

The news was first revealed by GoT star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in an interview with Collider . After that, it's been a season at a time. In the between of all this, the shooting for season 8 will start in October. Remember that this season already has the longest episode in history in the upcoming season 7 finale . "That's a game we're not going to participate in", stated Mashable . (more...)
Sports ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia settle flag incident Sports ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia settle flag incident
- August 20, 2017

It wasn't the only mistake involving Indonesia: a SEA Games booklet also mixed up Indonesia and Thailand's flags in a reprint of the medals table from 2011. "The new book will be sent to all honoured guests whop were present at the opening ceremony last night especially ASEAN government representatives to replace the souvenir book containing the mistake", he said. (more...)
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Reportedly Settle Long Custody Battle Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Reportedly Settle Long Custody Battle
- August 20, 2017

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 20: Congratulations are in order for singer Robin Thicke and his girlfriend April Love Geary , who are expecting their first child together. The two will co-parent on alternate weekends, with documents affirming they will receive as much equal time with their child as possible. They have also came to agreement with a vacation and holiday schedule as well. (more...)
Dick Gregory, Groundbreaking Comedian and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 84 Dick Gregory, Groundbreaking Comedian and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 84
- August 20, 2017

On Thursday, Christian Gregory announced that Dick Gregory's prognosis was excellent and that he expected his father to be released within a few days. His performance that night earned him a six-week gig at the club, which was reviewed by national media, including Time magazine, and solidified his career as one of the most popular comedians of the time. (more...)
Hulk Hogan Ric Flair Doing Better Thank God Hulk Hogan Ric Flair Doing Better Thank God
- August 20, 2017

She went on reveal that Flair underwent surgery, but specifically denied rumors of that it was on his colon. Jimmy Van also mentioned that the hospitalization stemmed from a bacterial infection as well as alcohol related issues. Wrestling fans were able to let out a big "Wooooo" of relief when Legacy Talent CEO Melinda Morris Zanoni addressed the report and stated that the 68-year-old wrestling legend was doing alright. (more...)
In Pics: After Esha Gupta, Kalki Koechlin poses nude for a photoshoot In Pics: After Esha Gupta, Kalki Koechlin poses nude for a photoshoot
- August 20, 2017

The good news is that fans are appreciating her calling it the work of an artist. Now it is Kalki Koechlin who has dared to make a difference and has bared it all for her latest photo shoot. The teaser of the web series dropped, and it has been garnering a lot of rave reviews. The actress says that it was only natural for her to take this up. (more...)
Simran new song Pinjra showcases Kangana Ranaut's emotional journey as a kleptomaniac Simran new song Pinjra showcases Kangana Ranaut's emotional journey as a kleptomaniac
- August 20, 2017

During the trailer launch Kangana Ranaut has told her side of the story, Apurva Asrani also came forward to clarify on the controversy. The trailer of the film introduced us to Ranaut's character Praful Patel, who is an aspiring, independent woman who lives life completely on her own terms. (more...)
US President Donald Trump Says US Culture, History Being 'Ripped Apart' US President Donald Trump Says US Culture, History Being 'Ripped Apart'
- August 20, 2017

But the poll results suggest that as more GOP figures pivot away from the president's rhetoric, they're also distancing themselves from a loyal Trump base which is reluctant to criticize even his most contentious viewpoints. "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. (more...)
'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. Open to Removal of Washington, Jefferson Statues 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. Open to Removal of Washington, Jefferson Statues
- August 20, 2017

Are we going to take.down statues to George Washington? White nationalist Richard Spencer - who popularized the term "alt-right" to describe the fringe movement mixing white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-Semitism and anti-immigration populism - told the AP on Tuesday that the event was more than "just a Southern heritage festival. (more...)
The Bachelor Creator Addresses Whether Peter Kraus Will Be the Next Bachelor The Bachelor Creator Addresses Whether Peter Kraus Will Be the Next Bachelor
- August 20, 2017

Mike Fleiss , the creator of ABC's hit reality series The Bachelor , is speaking out about who might be the next star on the show. Kraus' entire storyline this season was that he loved Rachel and was ready for a serious relationship-but he didn't want to propose. (more...)
Madonna shares first family portrait with her six kids Madonna shares first family portrait with her six kids
- August 20, 2017

On August 16, 2017, Madonna blew her 59th candle during an unbelievable party organized in Italy, in the Puglia region. But who is the father? Madonna and her six children, meeting for the first time in photoOn the occasion of her 59th birthday, Madonna posted a picture on Instagram where her many fans could discover her happy as never before, surrounded by all her children. (more...)
WWE SummerSlam 2017: Making the case for Brock Lesnar
- August 20, 2017

Should he not be carrying the belt, Strowman could use a fresh start against opponents that aren't Roman Reigns . -Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship . This should be an excellent match bell to bell. This is an example of tag-team wrestling at its best. Much of the build centered around Ms. Money in the Bank Carmella and the possibility of her cashing in the briefcase (hopefully more successfully than Baron Corbin ). (more...)
Star Wars Battlefront II Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer Star Wars Battlefront II Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer
- August 19, 2017

Electronic Arts and DICE will attend this year's Gamescom with Star Wars: Battlefront II. Still, it should capture the general look of Battlefront 2's dogfighting. It is important to note, however, that the footage is not part of the title's gameplay, but instead only an in-engine video. Further, an open beta test is already penciled-in to take place from October 6 to 9 on all platforms. (more...)
Tiffany Haddish cast in 'Night School' alongside Kevin Hart Tiffany Haddish cast in 'Night School' alongside Kevin Hart
- August 19, 2017

Lee and producer Will Packer . At a time when articles are being written on how this summer has been brutal for films with, according to box office mojo, ticket sales are down 12% from a year ago, Girls Trip is one of the few bright spots. (more...)
Confederate statues represent 'image of America as a white society,' says historian Confederate statues represent 'image of America as a white society,' says historian
- August 19, 2017

Mesnard said it's appropriate to have a "thoughtful" conversation about each of the monuments on state property when the Legislature reconvenes in January. The contextualization, which may include counter-monuments (perhaps to such figures as the slave rebel Nat Turner, as well as to heroes of the abolition movement and the Union soldiers) can spur on more discussion. (more...)
Wrong place, wrong time: Aussie caught up in Barcelona, Paris, London attacks Wrong place, wrong time: Aussie caught up in Barcelona, Paris, London attacks
- August 19, 2017

Vehicle attacks have become a method of choice for terrorists in the past three years since they require no training or expertise and they inflict just as much terror as more conventional tactics such as bombings.Three years ago, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, ISIS' spokesman, called for attacks in the West using vehicles as weapons.The most lethal response to this call came in Nice, France on July 14, 2016. (more...)
Jay-Z on why he is feuding with Kanye West Jay-Z on why he is feuding with Kanye West
- August 19, 2017

During his concert, Kanye called out Beyonce for allegedly refusing to perform unless she won Video of the Year over him. When Jay comes back to the United States of America, he'll have his very own home, because the $90 million Bel Air estate he and Beyonce bought just closed escrow. (more...)
Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down
- August 19, 2017

Criticism of Confederate monuments has been intensifying since Saturday, when a rally in Charlottesville , Virginia , turned violent after white nationalists opposed to the city's plan to remove a statue of Lee clashed with counter protesters. (more...)
Trump aligned with most Americans on Confederate monuments Trump aligned with most Americans on Confederate monuments
- August 19, 2017

Bertram Hayes-Davis told the AP on Thursday that he believes that "complete removal is wrong" and believes the best solution would be to put the statues "in a historic place where the entire story can be explained". The relevance of Confederate monuments has been discussed for decades. The last time Americans were confronted with the issue in a significant way was in the aftermath of the killing of nine African Americans at an iconic black church in SC by white supremacist Dylann Roof in ... (more...)
Trump denounces removal of 'beautiful' Confederate statues Trump denounces removal of 'beautiful' Confederate statues
- August 19, 2017

City officials noted the urgency with which the fountain should be removed. A handful of descendants of Confederate Civil War leaders are speaking up, and they're agreeing that the statues should go if it means that the United States will finally heal. (more...)
Bigg Boss 11 teaser out Bigg Boss 11 teaser out
- August 19, 2017

Did you get a chance to take a look? So, a new promo of the show has been shared exclusively by Raj Nayak, CEO of Colors TV on Twitter. "Kabhi ho jaati hai nok-jhonk, kabhi ban jaate hain well wishers". Then Khan goes on to say what will presumably be the catch phrase for season 11 of Bigg Boss - " Tan Tana Tan Tan Tan Tara, yeh hai Bigg Boss season gyarah, padosi aa rahe hai bajaane baara, only on Bigg Boss season gyarah ". (more...)
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III: Full match card NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III: Full match card
- August 19, 2017

Bobby Roode made his in TakeOver debut at last year's NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II . You won't want to miss NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on Saturday night, live from the Barclays Center on the WWE Network . Sometimes, matches don't even need a title on the line to be special. In singles action, we have Johnny Gargano taking on Andrade "Cein" Almas. -Aleister Black vs. (more...)
IFFI: SRK praises Irani for 'untiring' efforts IFFI: SRK praises Irani for 'untiring' efforts
- August 19, 2017

Smriti Irani has revoked these two orders also. The technical committee for the festival will be chaired by filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor and will include a NFDC representative, Sameer Arya, Director DFF, Commissioner, Panaji Municipality, among others as members. (more...)
An Update On Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan's Kedarnath An Update On Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan's Kedarnath
- August 19, 2017

Ever since Saif Ali Khan and his ex-wife Amrita Singh's daughter Sara Ali Khan have chosen for Abhishek Kapoor's next Kedarnath , fans have been eagerly waiting to know more details about the film. He also wrote that the first look will be out soon. Sara Ali Khan will be debuting in this film which is directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Sushant took it to Twitter and shared Kedarnath motion poster. (more...)