Arts&Culture


Acclaimed 'Silence of the Lambs' director dies after 'cancer complications' Acclaimed 'Silence of the Lambs' director dies after 'cancer complications'
- May 01, 2017

Jonathan Demme, 73, has died of cancer and complications from heart disease. In recent years he worked with Anne Hathaway on Rachel Getting Married and directed Meryl Streep in both Ricki and the Flash and his 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate . (more...)
Easter traditions of local Christian faiths Easter traditions of local Christian faiths
- May 01, 2017

The death of Jesus on the cross was neither an endemic accident nor "just one of those things". He said on Tuesday, he would be "writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi because it is necessary for me to express concern on behalf of the people with special reference to the Northeast, which has a significant Christian population". (more...)
Kelly Ripa to announce her new 'Live with Kelly' co-host Kelly Ripa to announce her new 'Live with Kelly' co-host
- May 01, 2017

Ripa, 46, has been working with a rotating panel of guest hosts ever since Michael Strahan made his departure from the show in Spring 2016. That would seem to rule out Fred Savage , Jerry O'Connell, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper. There were concerns that if its rate continues to drop, Kelly Ripa might lose the show eventually. On Monday morning, Kelly Ripa will tell America who her new co-host will be on Kelly Ripa Live! The couple is very comfortable with each other. (more...)
Kim Kardashian: Gunpoint heist 'meant to happen to me' Kim Kardashian: Gunpoint heist 'meant to happen to me'
- May 01, 2017

Speaking to Ellen about how the incident changed her life, Kardashian said: "I feel like that was meant to happen to me, I'm such a different person. I really don't", she explained. "It's still Kendall and Kylie's dad so I wanna be respectful, but I just feel like there's no need for a book". "I truly don't know if I'd ever wear real jewellery again", she said. (more...)
FCC chief wants to roll back net neutrality rule FCC chief wants to roll back net neutrality rule
- May 01, 2017

AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson said Wednesday, "We applaud FCC Chairman Pai's initiative to remove this stifling regulatory cloud over the internet", and he described the 2015 rules as "illogical". Net-neutrality advocates, including those signing the letter , say Pai's reported plan would be too lenient. On the other side, Pai claims that investment in broadband has decreased since the net neutrality rollout. (more...)
'This is a signal O'Reilly's not staying quiet' 'This is a signal O'Reilly's not staying quiet'
- May 01, 2017

The big news this week in the media world was 21 Century Fox cutting ties with cable news mega-star Bill O'Reilly. In addition, he will now have a permanent spot on one of the most-watched shows in cable news. "Getting rid of the old guard is a way to do that", said Dan Cassino, a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the author of " Fox News & American Politics: How One Channel Shapes American Politics & Society". (more...)
Kate Middleton reveals she felt lonely and isolated in motherhood Kate Middleton reveals she felt lonely and isolated in motherhood
- May 01, 2017

He confessed that he refused to acknowledge his emotions about it, because he thought it was only going to make him sad and bring him down. William's first words to Pippa Creasy and her two grown-up children Will and Henrieta were "Good luck, how's the training been going?", then he added "How's the adrenaline going?" As founders of the Heads Together campaign, the Royal family has continually pushed to reduce the negativity associated with mental health. (more...)
No One Was Spared During WH Correspondents' Dinner Roasting No One Was Spared During WH Correspondents' Dinner Roasting
- May 01, 2017

In February, Trump had announced that he will not appear at the WHCA dinner this year, a break with past presidents, adding his absence from the event is for the best. Washington's most glitzy "nerd prom" is about to get overshadowed. This was a protest against Trump's policies, but also because there was a different event called Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner, hosted by comedian Samantha Bee . (more...)
Indonesia prosecutors call for 1-yr jail term for Jakarta governor Indonesia prosecutors call for 1-yr jail term for Jakarta governor
- May 01, 2017

Purnama has been defending himself in court against accusations that he insulted the Quran. A verdict is expected in the coming weeks. The conciliatory tone contrasted with the fractious nature of a campaign that challenged Indonesia's religious and ethnically tolerant traditions, and comments made by Anies on the eve of the election. (more...)
Prince Harry Bonds With Kate Middleton; Here's How It Went Prince Harry Bonds With Kate Middleton; Here's How It Went
- May 01, 2017

The pop star also shared to Prince William , "I should be so happy, but you can't help it when in the morning you wake up, you are so exhausted, you are so sad, you are so full of anxiety and the shakes that you can barely think". The casually-dressed royal trio were filmed chatting around a bench in the grounds of Kensington Palace on Wednesday for a video released to highlight their Heads Together project. (more...)
Baahubali 2: Check out reviews, reports, audience reactions Baahubali 2: Check out reviews, reports, audience reactions
- May 01, 2017

Interestingly, it has already surpassed the record of Aamir Khan's " Dangal " in terms of advance booking. Even before its release, fans were going gaga about the film and all the shows registered 100 percent occupancy in nearly all the screens on its opening day. (more...)
Duchess of Cambridge 'feels lonely too' Duchess of Cambridge 'feels lonely too'
- May 01, 2017

Addressing William , he says: "You've always said to me, you've got to sit down and think about those memories. But, you know, even Harry and I over the years have not talked enough about our mother". "Nothing can really prepare you for that". Heads Together was chosen as the London Marathon's Charity of the Year, and as such, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry chose to come out to support both the runners and the charity! "But, for me, it was, I don't want to think ... (more...)
The resurrection of Jesus The resurrection of Jesus
- May 01, 2017

At Provo's Seventh-day Adventist Church , Easter celebrations don't include many elaborate ceremonies, according to the church's community services director Linda Walton. "And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them". His words, reflected in an ancient homily, recapture the whole theology: "Adam I did not create you to be held in prison". (more...)
Rishi Kapoor slams younger stars for not attending Vinod Khanna's funeral Rishi Kapoor slams younger stars for not attending Vinod Khanna's funeral
- May 01, 2017

Millions of Indians had reacted with shock and sympathy after a photograph of a frail and haggard Khanna in the hospital was leaked on social media weeks ago. In numerous earlier films, Khanna played a negative or a supporting role. The actor got his first break as the solo hero in 1971 movie "Hum Tum Aur Woh" and it was followed by multi-hero film 'Mere Apne , ' which was directed by Gulzar. (more...)
Israel Attacks Syrian Arms Depot Near Damascus Airport Israel Attacks Syrian Arms Depot Near Damascus Airport
- May 01, 2017

The news agency of Syria, Sana , claimed that Israel launched missile strikes on the airport. Since the outbreak of the Syria conflict in 2011, Israel has occasionally struck positions inside its war-ravaged neighbor, especially after shells allegedly fired from Syrian territory fell inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (more...)
Marshawn Lynch got Charles Woodson's blessing to wear No Marshawn Lynch got Charles Woodson's blessing to wear No
- May 01, 2017

Lynch retired following the 2015 season and still has a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch projects to serve as the Raiders' starting running back following the offseason departure of Latavius Murray , and the team is hoping a year away from the game has helped rejuvenate him. (more...)
Venezuela to quit Organisation of American States as protests continue Venezuela to quit Organisation of American States as protests continue
- April 30, 2017

The decision comes after a contentious meeting at the group's headquarters in which its permanent council voted in favor of holding a special session to evaluate Venezuela's crisis, adding to mounting worldwide pressure for Maduro to schedule delayed elections and free detained political activists. (more...)
Berkeley hails peaceful debate over Ann Coulter Berkeley hails peaceful debate over Ann Coulter
- April 30, 2017

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says her canceled speech at the University of California, Berkeley was simply going to say federal immigration law should be enforced. Some had "Build That Wall" or Trump stickers across their headgear. In one instance, police could be seen handcuffing a man on the sidewalk. Canadian contrarians Gavin McInnes and Lauren Southern headlined a free speech rally at MLK Park and read an excerpt from Ms. (more...)
We finally know when 'Star Wars: Episode IX' will come out We finally know when 'Star Wars: Episode IX' will come out
- April 30, 2017

Check out the dates below. Anderson's particular style has attracted some big names to his films in the past (Bruce Willis in Moonrise Kingdom , for one), but it does appear every living person may be in this next one, set to release in April 2018. (more...)
Is This the Most We've Ever Heard Kate Middleton Speak? Is This the Most We've Ever Heard Kate Middleton Speak?
- April 30, 2017

The brothers agree that "you have to prioritize your mental health..." The pop star also shared to Prince William, "I should be so happy, but you can't help it when in the morning you wake up, you are so exhausted, you are so sad, you are so full of anxiety and the shakes that you can barely think". (more...)