Arts&Culture


Kings hire Scott Perry as executive VP Kings hire Scott Perry as executive VP
- April 22, 2017

The Kings account confirmed the news on Friday. Several strong No. 2 executives in the NBA have the executive VP of basketball operations title, including the Clippers' Lawrence Frank, the Rockets' Gersson Rosas and the Raptors' Jeff Weltman. (more...)
We can now shoot terrorist drivers We can now shoot terrorist drivers
- April 22, 2017

Mr Chesterman added: "We have the ability to move much quicker to resolve situations. We know now what to do and how to do it". The number of firearms officers is set to rise to about 7,000 nationally, but those numbers will be boosted by the 3,500 attached to non-geographical forces - the British Transport Police, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, the National Crime Agency and the Ministry of Defence Police. (more...)
Federal Judge Halts Executions in Arkansas Federal Judge Halts Executions in Arkansas
- April 22, 2017

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge immediately filed an appeal to challenge the order. "It is unfortunate that a US District has chosen to side with the convicted prisoners in one of the many last-minute attempts to delay justice", said a spokesperson for Rutledge, Judd Deer, according to the Associated Press. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday
- April 22, 2017

The monarch has given herself the day off from formal engagements and will mark the milestone privately at her home near London , where royal gun salutes will mark the day later Friday. Her Majesty, who has generally been in good health, gave the country a scare when she became ill last Christmas. In the past year, though, Queen Elizabeth has slowly scaled back her pace a bit, allowing the younger generation to take on additional royal duties as a subtle changing of the guard is taking place. (more...)
Easter egg fun at Sterling Living Center Easter egg fun at Sterling Living Center
- April 22, 2017

There were also several bounce houses and regular Easter egg hunts for kids of all ages. "It's a special part of the celebration", said one child at the event. "You see how these parents struggle with something simple as an egg hunt ". Since 2001, the Naperville Park District has put a unique twist on the traditional pastime to appeal to kids ages 9 to 13. (more...)
Ming-Na Wen Has One Request for Live-Action 'Mulan' Casting
- April 22, 2017

Granted, the actress is already 52-years-old, she may not be young enough to play Mulan anymore. For one, she can play Mulan's mother, but I think a role that would be more fun for her to play is the Matchmaker. Are you guys excited for the upcoming film? Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, handsome and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. (more...)
Caitlyn Jenner Reveals President Trump 'Deal Breaker'
- April 22, 2017

She set the record straight on her position on same-sex marriage, as well as her disillusionment with the Republican party. "Everything she says is all made up", Kris Jenner explains to her daughters Khloé and Kim Kardashian in a preview for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians ". (more...)
Will Smith in early talks to star in Disney's 'Aladdin' Will Smith in early talks to star in Disney's 'Aladdin'
- April 22, 2017

After Aladdin's encounter with the genie, his life takes a decidedly rosier outlook, that is, until an evil sorcerer enters into the picture and tries to destroy Aladdin's plans. As #GuyRitchie swaps Sherlock Holmes and legendary swords for magical lamps, #Disney fans everywhere are looking ahead to his live-action outing of #Aladdin. (more...)
Fast 8 Global Debut Brings In $532.5M, Besting Star Wars Fast 8 Global Debut Brings In $532.5M, Besting Star Wars
- April 22, 2017

In the first film, 2001's " The Fast and the Furious ", the word "family" was sparsely spoken in a story focused on the brooding bromance between gearhead criminal Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and undercover cop Brian O'Conner (Walker). Audiences were 58 percent male, 50 percent under the age of 25 and diverse (41 percent were Caucasian, 26 percent Hispanic and 19 percent African American). (more...)
Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain
- April 22, 2017

The news comes as his lawyer and family claim the MA medical examiner is "illegally" holding on to Hernandez's brain. "It is our position that they are holding Aaron Hernandez's brain illegally", he said. "It is literally a destruction of evidence issue", said Jose Baez on Thursday. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released Hernandez's body on Wednesday, but withheld some tissue, including his brain, until the cause and manner of his death were determined . (more...)
Antonio Conte rates Chelsea title chances 50-50 after Manchester United defeat
- April 22, 2017

The England global was on the mark this past weekend with a crucial goal in the 2-0 win over Chelsea , with the result keeping United's hopes of a top four finish in the Premier League alive. "Last game against Bournemouth we conceded a goal in a same situation, against Palace a clear handball, against Stoke a penalty with great doubt". Chelsea's position is now under the greatest threat since they ascended to the top of the Premier League in December, but Conte - who won three ... (more...)
Arkansas governor says execution plan just part of the job
- April 22, 2017

The state had planned to execute the eight inmates before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of April. "These individuals, these prisoners on death row, who are scheduled for execution, they received the sentences that juries gave them, and that's what we are working toward", Rutledge said. (more...)
Prince's Home State Marks Death Anniversary with Celebrations Prince's Home State Marks Death Anniversary with Celebrations
- April 22, 2017

It's really interesting to see to see where he lives. and what's it's like really", said Simran Sandhu, who was surprised by her dad with the father-daughter trip. "I don't think he would dig that". As big as he was, Prince stayed true to his Minnesota roots and valued his privacy and for the most part the public let him be. (more...)
Governor declares Friday as 'Prince Day' across Minnesota Governor declares Friday as 'Prince Day' across Minnesota
- April 22, 2017

At his Paisley Park home and recording studio-turned-museum outside Minneapolis, four days of events are on tap, ranging from concert performances by his former bandmates to panel discussions on his legacy. " Prince and his phenomenal talents led an era of music and showcased Minnesota to the world", said Governor Mark Dayton. Prince's estate and Paisley Park Enterprises sued to block it. (more...)
Vin Diesel wasn't supposed to be in Fast and Furious
- April 22, 2017

The Fate of the Furious, which is the 8th film of the franchise, seems to have topped them all and has received a great response from the Indian audiences in the first two days of its release. Lucky for both of us that happened. "He's a great actor". And I think that there is, and you'll see that when you watch this movie. "And then we started to make the movie". (more...)
Dwyane Wade: Dwyane Wade scores 18 points in Game 3 loss Dwyane Wade: Dwyane Wade scores 18 points in Game 3 loss
- April 22, 2017

Coming off a pair losses, Boston Celtics takes on Chicago Bull in the NBA Playoffs First Round, Game 3 tonight. Rondo, who was injured in Game 2, will probably be re-evaluated in a week to 10 days. I think going to Seattle was a good thing. "We're alright, man", Butler said. We can't feel bad for ourselves now that one of our best players is gone. (more...)
Mary J. Blige accuses ex of blowing $420K on girlfriend Mary J. Blige accuses ex of blowing $420K on girlfriend
- April 22, 2017

Blige appeared on Good Morning America in November, where she told Robin Roberts "it's important for any woman going through a divorce to keep control of their finances". In the docs, Blige says her ex demanded she "support his kids from a previous relationship", adding the money spent was not used for "business-related" purposes and did not involve her in any way. (more...)
Steve Perry will not perform with Journey at Rock Hall ceremony: rep Steve Perry will not perform with Journey at Rock Hall ceremony: rep
- April 22, 2017

Ms Baez - imitating Donald Trump's particular way of speaking - told the audience gathered at Brooklyn's Barclays Center: "Let us together repeal and replace brutality and make compassion a priority". But at its 32nd annual event, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn last Friday night, the usual controversies - band schisms, score-settling at the microphone - were mostly absent. (more...)
Bye-bye, and here's your check: Golden exit for the departed Bye-bye, and here's your check: Golden exit for the departed
- April 22, 2017

His show, "The O'Reilly Factor", gained some of the highest ratings in cable news and was a key advertising revenue generator for Fox. Bill O'Reilly will rue the day he called a Fox News temp worker who is black "hot chocolate". After being relieved of his duties as a right-wing rabble-rouser, O'Reilly issued a statement noting, "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims". (more...)
Faith Evans on Her 'Legacy' With Notorious BIG
- April 22, 2017

For much of the video, Faith, who rocks a Seville Michelle gold choker and a blonde bob, posts up in front of moving images of B.I.G. and takes a stroll through what appears to be Brooklyn streets. "This song absolutely sums up the theme of the album". Watch Faith and Biggie in the "Legacy" video below. Produced by Evans and Stevie J, "Legacy" is the fourth selection from The King & I following earlier releases "When We Party" featuring Snoop Dogg, "NYC" featuring Jadakiss and "Ten Wife ... (more...)