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Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs
- August 22, 2017

The slaying was one of 81 deaths in five days - the highest body count of Duterte's controversial campaign to take out drug dealers. Bersaluna was not directly the subject of investigation, but Carlos said the administrative relief precludes possibility of his influence over the investigation of the incident that allegedly involved four personnel under his command. (more...)
Trump's Charlottesville Uproar Overshadows GOP Tax Plan Roadshow Trump's Charlottesville Uproar Overshadows GOP Tax Plan Roadshow
- August 22, 2017

The ranch, with a replica of the table where Reagan signed an extensive overhaul of the tax code in 1980s, holds special meaning for Republicans looking to replicate the colossal task. Brady said the House blueprint would maintain the mortgage tax deduction and would continue efforts to permanently repeal the death tax. Trump is pushing tax reform in a polarized, partisan environment. (more...)
Asuka Has Broken Collarbone, Suffered At NXT Takeover Brooklyn III
- August 22, 2017

The typical amount of time needed to heal and recover from a broken collarbone is six to eight weeks. This could mean that The Empress Of Tomorrow may very well be out for almost 2 months. Asuka's injury leaves everything up in the air, with an unknown future for the NXT Women's Championship. With the Mae Young Classic coming up, could that be used to crown the next NXT Women's Champion? The next set of NXT Tapings are scheduled for Thursday night. (more...)
Deadpool Villain Joins The Cast Of The Hellboy Reboot Deadpool Villain Joins The Cast Of The Hellboy Reboot
- August 22, 2017

Skrein is set to play Major Ben Daimio, a roughed-up and rugged military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Is there any mega franchise Ed Skrein won't appear in? After an encounter with a jaguar cult while on a mission in Bolivia, he was attacked by an entity that seemingly killed him. (more...)
Father: 'Everybody loved' USA man killed in Spain Father: 'Everybody loved' USA man killed in Spain
- August 22, 2017

She had reported earlier that he was missing . Still, she has found in the kindness of the many people who have reached out to comfort her. You have been a such a life force, and I promise that I will also never forget this last and tragic lesson. (more...)
The Equalizer 2 Casts Pedro Pascal As Its Villain The Equalizer 2 Casts Pedro Pascal As Its Villain
- August 22, 2017

Denzel Washington is returning to star in the follow-up to the 2014 film, which follows a retired black ops government operative who believes he has escaped his past until he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters and can't help but save her. (more...)
Kesha's Rainbow debuts at No.1 on the Billboard Albums chart Kesha's Rainbow debuts at No.1 on the Billboard Albums chart
- August 22, 2017

The seven years, seven months and 10 days between chart toppers for Kesha is the longest period between number ones for a female artist since 2009. That year, Barbra Streisand broke her nearly 12 year absence from the top of the chart. 1 with 180,000 units. There is a pot of gold at the end of Kesha's latest album " Rainbow ". Those numbers put her comfortably above Kendrick Lamar's DAMN ., which continues its chart success with yet another week in the Top 5 of the chart with another ... (more...)
WWE SummerSlam 2017: 5 Matches We're Most Excited About
- August 22, 2017

With the crowd chanting for blood, Strowman flipped over a third table and deposited it directly on Lesnar, monitors and all. It was the first women's division championship for the Canadian, who has also held the Diva's title in her now 10-year WWE career. (more...)
Beyonce purchases new LA mansion, worth $90 million Beyonce purchases new LA mansion, worth $90 million
- August 22, 2017

Construction of the modern mansion was completed this year. Expansive patios and terraces create an additional 10,000 square feet of living space outdoors, according to The Times. The off-market transaction is now the highest sale of 2017 in Los Angeles County, besting the $85-million deal for David Geffen's Malibu compound that recorded in May. (more...)
Mystikal Turns Himself In on Rape Charges Mystikal Turns Himself In on Rape Charges
- August 22, 2017

Mystikal , a New Orleans rapper also known as Michael Lawrence Taylor who was also charged with first-degree rape, surrendered to the Caddo Correctional Center in Shreveport Monday, according to CBS affiliate KSLA-TV in Shreveport. Holman was apprehended by U.S Marshals last week in Texas while Mystikal is still being searched for. Police are still looking for Mystikal . Police claim Wafford attempted to persuade the victim to retract her story and faces a charge of accessory after the ... (more...)
WWE Star Joining the Cast of 'Dancing With The Stars' WWE Star Joining the Cast of 'Dancing With The Stars'
- August 22, 2017

Nikki Bella is a WWE wrestler and diva who also appears on the E! reality shows Total Divas and the spin-off, Total Bellas , with her twin sister. Drew and Jonathan - identical twins, both 39 - star on the wildly successful HGTV series, which has been on since 2011. (more...)
Original 'Eleanor Rigby' score expected to sell for 20k Original 'Eleanor Rigby' score expected to sell for 20k
- August 22, 2017

In an extraordinary but perfectly legal arrangement, the individual who may buy the deeds to the grave of Eleanor Rigby which lie in a Liverpool graveyard will have a right to burial in the grave. It also featured in The Beatles' film of the same name in 1969. The Rigby part allegedly came from a shop in Bristol - Rigby & Evens Ltd, Wine & Spirit Shippers - that McCartney spotted while watching then-girlfriend Jane Asher perform in The Happiest Days Of Your Life. (more...)
Arya and Sansa need to be smarter Arya and Sansa need to be smarter
- August 22, 2017

But in the end, the allure of reuniting with her family (whom she thought were dead or scattered to the winds) is too strong, and Arya Stark goes home. They really don't know each other and given everything both Stark girls have been through, them still not trusting each other is believable. They cling to a previous era that made sense, when everything was just, but they aren't sure how to bring that summertime past forward into the bowels of a cold, dark winter. (more...)
Torrei Hart Numbers Don't Lie Kevin Was Cheating on Me Torrei Hart Numbers Don't Lie Kevin Was Cheating on Me
- August 22, 2017

Kevin announced the gender of their child during the same post, as the image of Eniko flaunting her swelling stomach had the words "It's a boy" emblazoned over it. Eniko was not having it and came out swinging. Singled me out as the mistress because we stuck... Well, Eniko has admitted that she, indeed, was in the picture, plus there were other women. (more...)
Andres Iniesta admits he could leave Barcelona as he considers his future Andres Iniesta admits he could leave Barcelona as he considers his future
- August 22, 2017

Iniesta, 33, told El Pais that the uncertainty surrounding his contract situation could lead to him finding a new club next summer. I have felt many odd feelings for the first time, but I think this may be normal. Iniesta has said in the past that he wished to retire at Barcelona and that he would refuse to compete against the club if he were to eventually play for someone else. (more...)
Cosby hires Michael Jackson and 'Suge' Knight's lawyer for sex assault retrial Cosby hires Michael Jackson and 'Suge' Knight's lawyer for sex assault retrial
- August 21, 2017

The announcement by Cosby rep's comes one day before a pretrial hearing in Norristown PA that will formally see now ex-Cosby lawyers Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa exit the defense team in the only criminal case that the once beloved actor faces in the nation. (more...)
Marvel's The Punisher First Trailer Released Marvel's The Punisher First Trailer Released
- August 21, 2017

Castle then speaks over the footage, "All the things that I have done". Jon Bernthal's take on Frank Castle loomed large over Season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil , but Marvel's Punisher was MIA for The Defenders miniseries - but don't worry - he's back and sporting a classic, comic look to boot. (more...)
Why do we feel inferior to Hollywood? asks Nawazuddin Siddiqui Why do we feel inferior to Hollywood? asks Nawazuddin Siddiqui
- August 21, 2017

I did not have to ask. The actor said that he didn't understand the competition between actors in the industry. In an interview to SpotBoye , Nawazuddin said, "The intimate scenes had already been shot with Chitrangda Singh before she chose to walk out". (more...)
WWE SummerSlam lineup: 13 matches on tonight's event
- August 21, 2017

As the Big Dog charged at Lesnar, the champion picked up Reigns for a thundering F-5 for the victory, retaining his Universal Championship once again. The king of cruiserweight returned to the top after beating Akiro Tozawa for the title. -Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy , and Jason Jordan vs. The following matches are advertised for WWE SummerSlam , which takes place tonight in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center. (more...)
Jacqueline Fernandez Reveals Things About Her Character Of A Gentleman Jacqueline Fernandez Reveals Things About Her Character Of A Gentleman
- August 21, 2017

However, Siddharth recently clarified at the film's song launch that the kissing scenes have not been cut. But the directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK have dismissed such reports saying the speculation is 'not true.' He said, "I am shocked after hearing it, who is telling such type of stories". (more...)
Justin Bieber & BloodPop Newest Feat. Single 'Friends' Released: Listen It Here Justin Bieber & BloodPop Newest Feat. Single 'Friends' Released: Listen It Here
- August 21, 2017

The 23-year-old musician grabbed lunch that day and left with a refreshing green juice. It is unclear at the time if " Friends " is part of a full length album. Despite the lengthy wait in between albums and the cancelled tour, Bieber has been enjoying a fruitful 2017. Sources connected to both Justin and Floyd tell us, the folks at the Hillsong Church have been counseling Justin for months on taking a hard look at his friends and pulling back from those who are bad influences. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. brands Justin Bieber a 'traitor' after Instagram snub Floyd Mayweather Jr. brands Justin Bieber a 'traitor' after Instagram snub
- August 21, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr . reportedly called Justin Bieber a "traitor" after the singer unfollowed the boxer on Instagram . But sources close to Hillsong Church , which Bieber now attends regularly, claim that he bailed on the rest of his tour in order to rededicate his life to religion. (more...)
'American Horror Story: Cult' Cast Attends Cher's Vegas Show! 'American Horror Story: Cult' Cast Attends Cher's Vegas Show!
- August 21, 2017

A couple things to note: the score has been given a military-esque spin and only five of the main actors are listed in the credits: Sarah Paulson , Evan Peters , Cheyenne Jackson , Billie Lourd , and Alison Pill . There are people who thrive on control, and then also those who thrive on being controlled. Then you've got a cult leader and blind followers, and you can make of that whatever you want - you can even say that the politics exist in one way or another on both sides of the aisle. (more...)
Matt LeBlanc Was Offered Great Role, But He Turned It Down Matt LeBlanc Was Offered Great Role, But He Turned It Down
- August 21, 2017

After Friends spin-off Joey met the chopping block, the Modern Family script arrived in LeBlanc's lap with an offer to play the part. Producers had reportedly already been set on Burrell for the ABC comedy, but bigwigs originally wanted a better-known name to fill the role. (more...)
Trey Songz pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges after concert arrest Trey Songz pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges after concert arrest
- August 21, 2017

He will serve 18 months of probation. Trey Songz pleaded guilty to a pair of misdemeanors following a clash with police after a concert past year in Detroit. Police said the "Bottoms Up" singer became belligerent when someone told him his time was up at around 11:30 p.m. "If a n**ga cut me off, I'm going the f*ck insane, you understand?" he told the audience after he was warned to leave the stage by 11:30. (more...)
United Kingdom to treat online hate crimes as seriously as offline abuse United Kingdom to treat online hate crimes as seriously as offline abuse
- August 21, 2017

The CPS also considers the impact of hate crimes on the wider community as well as the individual, and recognises the importance of identifying "amplifiers or disseminators", aka retweeters and sharers, as well as the original poster. It also said that victims of biphobic hate crime, aimed at bisexual people, have different needs and experiences compared to those suffering anti-gay and transphobic offences. (more...)
SA minister quits over women's assault claims SA minister quits over women's assault claims
- August 21, 2017

Manana will soon face a disciplinary hearing by the ruling African National Congress ( ANC ) on the issue. In his resignation letter, Manana expressed regret over his behaviour and apologized to the nation. The former deputy minister was reportedly given an ultimatum by President Jacob Zuma to resign or be fired on Friday. "The President has thanked Mr Manana for his contribution to the work of government during his term of office", the presidency said in a statement. (more...)
Pence: Images of Barcelona attack 'sicken us all' Pence: Images of Barcelona attack 'sicken us all'
- August 21, 2017

Snopes previously found a lack of evidence the story, which has circulated online for years, and Politifact rated Trump's comment as " pants on fire ", saying the facts of the story were lacking and the point he was making was wrong. In some versions of this apocryphal story, Pershing orders his men to dip bullets in pig's blood. "So what's changing?" Mr. Trump asked in late February during the 2016 presidential primaries. (more...)
Colorado man stabbed for having Nazi haircut Colorado man stabbed for having Nazi haircut
- August 21, 2017

A man named Joshua Witt was pulling up to Steak and Shake to get a milkshake when he was stabbed by a stranger who shouted something about neo-Nazis. "[The police] did everything they possibly could... that night they checked security footage at the location but all of their security cameras face the doors and not the parking lot so there wasn't much to go off of", Witt told RT. (more...)
Phee denies 'RM2m in bank accounts frozen' Phee denies 'RM2m in bank accounts frozen'
- August 21, 2017

Reading a statement at Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's office at Komtar, Phee said it was "wrong for such information to be disclosed or published in the press, especially when I have not been informed and only read about it in Barisan Nasional-controlled newspapers". (more...)

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