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NBC reviving 'must-see TV' Thursdays with 'Will & Grace'

Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award victor Edie Falco ("The Sopranos", "Nurse Jackie"), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse "Law & Order" franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. Read More »

Chinese President Xi promises inclusive trade prosperity while Trump pushes 'America first'

They are due to extend at least $55 billion more, according to announcements made during a lavish two-day Belt and Road summit in Beijing, which ends on Monday. "The Belt and Road initiative is one of the mechanisms for infrastructural development". The foreign ministry also cited concerns about the "unsustainable debt burden" China's partner countries along the route would have to bear. Read More »

Erdogan visits Trump amid much friction between US, Turkey

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Those include extraditing the Pennsylvania-based cleric, Fethullah Gulen , whom Erdogan blames for fomenting a failed coup last summer, and dropping US charges against Reza Zarrab, a Turkish businessman accused of money-laundering and violating USA sanctions in Iran . Read More »

Claire Foy in early talks to star in 'Dragon Tattoo' sequel

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Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe) is set to direct The Spider's Web, Sony's upcoming sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo . If Foy accepts the part-she beat out competitor Felicity Jones but has not yet officially accepted the role-she will follow in the footsteps of Noomi Repace and Rooney Mara , who both underwent massive makeovers to play the role. Read More »

Lawmakers ask Trump to turn over any Comey tapes

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Precisely as I predicted on the Fox Business Network Tuesday evening, soon after news broke that Trump told FBI Director James Comey, You're fired! During his press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there is no need for a special prosecutor to look into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump got Democrats and Republicans to agree on something

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Spicer would not even answer if they exist. "And the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known". "The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced", Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser for strategy, said in a statement. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (12A)

If, however, you want a genuinely fun film which wants to do nothing more than entertain you, then you're probably going to get as much of a kick out of this as I did. PEZ Candy, Inc. today announced the latest addition to its product line with the addition of Rocket and Groot from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy . Read More »

Concerns over ransomware as working week resumes

The Federal Government says only three Australian companies have been confirmed as being hit so far, but says more could find they have been compromised when staff turn on their computers this morning. According to Microsoft MSFT.O, computers affected by the so-called "ransomware" did not have security patches for various Windows versions installed or were running Windows XP, which the company no longer supports. Read More »

Teri Vance: Celebrate Mother's Day any way you want

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Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) made it extra special when he said , "Paradise lies at the feet of the mothers ". We often fight with her, ignore her, take her for granted or do not realise the love behind that "nagging", but at the end of the day, she is the one we look up to. Read More »

Comey furious over Trump team's smear campaign - and he's prepared to respond

President Trump threatened former FBI Director James Comey around the possibility that their private conversations were recorded. He added, "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" When Comey was sacked, the president's advisers initially said the move was in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Read More »

Melissa McCarthy's Funniest Sketch Last Night Involved So Many Delicious Cream Pies

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Saturday's episode opened with a bang, beginning with a parody of a President Trump's NBC News interview with Lester Holt Thursday. " He wouldn't do that", McCarthy's Spicer said. Trump then tries to kiss Spicer - "It's okay, I'm famous", he tells his press secretary - an allusion to The Godfather where " you kiss me and no one ever sees me again", suggesting Huckabee Sanders will replace "Spicey" permanently in the near future. Read More »

U.S. working on new DPRK sanctions: Tillerson

Murphy said Washington was not encouraging ASEAN states to formally cut diplomatic ties, but to examine the North Korean presence "where it clearly exceeds diplomatic needs". Broadly speaking, they want a sustained US presence in the region - which President Barack Obama promised them as part of his "pivot" to Asia - to counter China's military assertiveness and growing economic dominance over its neighbors. Read More »

UK's Prince Philip, 95, to retire from royal duties

The palace said Philip will continue heading numerous charitable organisations but will not play an active role attending engagements. At an engagement at St James's Palace in central London with his wife yesterday, a guest told Prince Philip he was sorry to hear he was standing down. Read More »

Winners at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards

The 13-year-old actress, who stars as the mysterious Eleven in Netflix smash hit show Stranger Things , was overcome with emotion as she took to the stage at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Her competition for the best actor prize included Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy. "I can't thank you enough". She said: "First of all I want to thank everyone that voted and especially MTV ... Read More »

'Quantico' Renewed For Shortened Season 3

Sources note the renewal talks were extended after discussions about moving the production from NY to Los Angeles. Season two of the series moved in January from Sundays to Mondays following The Bachelor after freshman drama Conviction fizzled. Read More »

Democrats Keep Pressure on Trump Over Comey Firing

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Unnamed administration sources, via comments to CNN , the New York Times , Wall Street Journal , and Associated Press , have painted an unsurprisingly dour picture of how things have been going at the demoralized White House, where some Trump aides say they are eager for the president's trip overseas next week. Read More »

'King Arthur' flops, 'Guardians 2' still rules at box office

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Comedy space romp Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dropped 55 per cent on its massive opening weekend in the United States and Canada, but still maintained its top spot with US$65.3 million. In fourth place this weekend was The Fate of the Furious, which made $5.3 million in its fifth week. Guy Ritchie's flashy take on the classic tale tells the origin of a young King Arthur who comes up unaware of his past after his Uncle Vortigern ( Jude Law ) murdered his Father (Eric Bana) and overthrew ... Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

The single-stage KN-17 reached an altitude of 1,200 miles, leading to speculation that it may be a medium-range missile capable of reaching that distance or greater if fired on a horizontal trajectory . She said the United States will continue to "tighten the screws" against - meaning put more pressure on - North Korea. On one front, Klingner wonders if Trump will get ahead of China in seeking more sanctions on North Korea. Read More »

The Star Wars Characters Sing 'All-Star' In Priceless New Video

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Star Wars Day celebration 2017 has been very special for everybody related to the galaxy far, far away, as it did not just involve franchise fans and family members. This year's event featured a duel with light sabers at the Living Mall, a shopping mall with a giant orb that resembles the film's Death Star space station, organizers said. Read More »

Conte expects Chelsea great Terry to play on

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One user said: "John Terry has just done the double, a goal and an assist within a couple of minutes". "I never wanted to be that player that was kind of hanging about, stopping the younger players from coming through". "I must be pleased because we conceded three goals but scored four and created many chances to improve the final result". Kurt Zouma's header from a corner somewhat fortuitously fell to his defensive partner and Terry was alert to poke the ball past Gomes from close range. Read More »

Zac Efron to Play Serial Killer Ted Bundy in New Movie

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Efron was tapped to play Bundy partly because "he can play both the depth and the charm that this guy had in equal measures, and which allowed him to manipulate these women in such a terrifying way", one of the film's producers, Nicolas Chartier , told Deadline . Read More »

Kim Jong-un inspects troops near S.Korea border

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A statement was published in Kim's mouthpiece Korean Central News Agency, which said: "The DPRK will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China, risking its nuclear program which is as precious as its own life, no matter how valuable the friendship is". Read More »

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman reunite at Dancing With the Stars rehearsal

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Well, both of these athletes have proved the oddsmakers wrong as they now have a shot to advance to the finals next week. There has to be a name for it somewhere in The Len Goodman Dance Almanac . Ross' first score of the night: 34 out of 40 . But hey, we've seen bad voting in this season, so WHO KNOWS? Ross himself revealed that it was a conversation with then Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein that changed his life. Read More »