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Amazon: Alexa Echo sent recorded conversation in "unlikely" string of events
- May 30, 2018

More than 60 million United States consumers will use a smart speaker at least once a month this year, with over 40 million using Amazon's devices, said eMarketer. In particular, before sending a message out to one of your contacts, shouldn't the device be particularly careful that you have confirmed your intention? All the "Alexa", song and podcast requests are spelled out in letters and companion voice recording in the app. (more...)
Disney Announces Maleficent II Begins Production with Star-Studded Cast List Disney Announces Maleficent II Begins Production with Star-Studded Cast List
- May 30, 2018

Oscar and three-time Golden Globe victor Angelina Jolie ( Girl, Interrupted , Wanted ) and Elle Fanning ( The Beguiled , Super 8 ) reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, two characters from the studio's animated classic Sleeping Beauty , whose untold story was brought to life on screen in Maleficent . (more...)
Kevin Love’s status for Game 1 up in the air Kevin Love’s status for Game 1 up in the air
- May 30, 2018

The Warriors opened as 12-point favorites in Game 1 . We've gotten better and better throughout the course of the playoffs. As favourites to win back-to-back titles, the defending champions were expected to make it back to the finals but the same can't be said of the Cavs . (more...)
Roseanne Canceled Due to Roseanne Barr's Roseanne Canceled Due to Roseanne Barr's "Repugnant" Tweet
- May 30, 2018

Barr later deleted the tweet . Amid the backlash, Barr followed up with an apology. And then ABC dropped the hammer by canceling the show. Sara Gilbert has spoken out against her onscreen mother's tweets as Roseanne is cancelled by ABC . (more...)
Emilia Wickstead alleges that Meghan Markle’s wedding gown is a rip-off Emilia Wickstead alleges that Meghan Markle’s wedding gown is a rip-off
- May 30, 2018

The designer also apparently made comments on Duchess Meghan's wedding hair, saying: "I was like, 'Hold the wisps [of her hair] back - it's a Royal Wedding for God's sake.'" Since the revelations, the designer's Twitter account has been suspended. (more...)
‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Blake Painter Dead at 38
- May 30, 2018

A spokesperson with the Clastop County Sheriff's office says Painter's body was discovered by friends in his OR residence on Friday. Several substances, which will be tested for narcotics, were reportedly found at the scene. Painter is not the first Deadliest Catch captain to die. In 2016, Sig Hansen suffered a major heart attack, and his condition was touch and go for some time, but he ultimately pulled through and survived. (more...)
Emma Watson Reportedly Calls it Quits with Chord Overstreet
- May 30, 2018

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Emma and Chord for comment. The news of the couple's split comes only about two months after they were confirmed to be dating . The couple met at the end of last year, shortly after her two-year relationship with Silicon Valley tech manager William Knight ended. We probably won't be hearing from the Harry Potter star about the split. (more...)
ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweets ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweets
- May 30, 2018

Jones, a staunch conservative, invited Barr to appear as a guest on his podcast TV show, InfoWars , to talk about the fallout from her controversial tweets. Clinton responded, writing, "Good morning Roseanne - my given middle name is Victoria". The fact that Roseanne deleted the tweet and then tried to explain away her tweet by claiming it was a joke, was not enough to make up for making such a bigoted statement in the first place. (more...)
Andrew Lincoln to Leave The Walking Dead With Season 9
- May 30, 2018

Lauren Cohan , who plays Maggie, is only contracted to appear in six episodes in Season 9, which is now in production. While it's unsurprising that Lincoln might want to leave The Walking Dead after almost a decade of playing that single role, Rick has been at the center of the show since the very beginning. (more...)
Mariah Carey reportedly sells diamond engagement ring from James Packer Mariah Carey reportedly sells diamond engagement ring from James Packer
- May 30, 2018

Cape Town - Mariah Carey has finally put her engagement to billionaire James Packer behind her after selling her ring, nearly two years after they broke up. But there is no love lost when it comes to Carey either, referring to Packer as a "motherf--er" in an interview shortly before that. " Mariah Carey's public relations people are desperately trying to keep the story from the press, and have threatened the jeweller with litigation if he discloses her name". (more...)
‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter found dead in home ‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter found dead in home
- May 30, 2018

Painter was captain of the F/V Maverick on seasons one and two of Deadliest Catch before leaving the show during season three. The cause of death is unknown at this time. No foul play is suspected in Painter's death, according to the report. No foul play is suspected. Law enforcement told the celebrity news site the captain's body was discovered Friday in his OR home after a friend couldn't get in touch with Painter and became concerned. (more...)
Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee
- May 30, 2018

They will develop northwest of the Tennessee Valley late Thursday into early Friday and move southeast as a large "complex" of storms. Forecasters warned heavy rain, flash flooding and unsafe surf posed the biggest threats as Alberto's ragged core made landfall near Laguna Beach in the Florida Panhandle. (more...)
Snoop Dogg Sets Gin and Juice Guinness World Record Snoop Dogg Sets Gin and Juice Guinness World Record
- May 30, 2018

Snoop Dog is perhaps best known for "Gin & Juice" - the second single from his debut album Doggystyle . Snoop Dogg , hip-hop singer Warren G and " Top Chef " victor Michael Voltaggio were seen on stage making the world's largest gin and juice that was certified by Guinness. (more...)
Reporter Tells Taylor Swift to Shower and Her Fans Are Not Pleased Reporter Tells Taylor Swift to Shower and Her Fans Are Not Pleased
- May 30, 2018

That's good! Her body was doing what it needed to do. "Even if you don't know the words, make them up". At the end of their quick chat, he chose to comment on how sweaty Swift was, probably because he was so excited to talk to her that he forgot what manners are. (more...)
Ivanka Trump’s Photo With Her Son Has Been Criticized as ‘Tone Deaf’ Ivanka Trump’s Photo With Her Son Has Been Criticized as ‘Tone Deaf’
- May 30, 2018

Another tweet read, "Ivanka, as a mother, try to imagine what these immigrant mothers must be feeling to know ICE has list their small children, some not yet 2 years old". "Today, in 2018, the government is CREATING unaccompanied minors by tearing them away from family at the border". That means children will be separated from parents who are jailed. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein Accuser Annabella Sciorra Feels ‘No Relief’ Following His Arrest Harvey Weinstein Accuser Annabella Sciorra Feels ‘No Relief’ Following His Arrest
- May 29, 2018

Friday morning marked a turning point in the saga that was the controversy surrounding disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein after he turned himself in to police on charges of first-degree rape, third-degree rape, and first-degree criminal sex acts. (more...)
Harry Potter papers reveal Alan Rickman was 'frustrated' by Snape Harry Potter papers reveal Alan Rickman was 'frustrated' by Snape
- May 29, 2018

Mementoes of Rickman's are going to be auctioned off by Neil Pearson Rare Books , including personal letters that shed light on some of his frustrations playing Snape. He headed the note, "Inside Snape's Head", and expressed his displeasure for the lack of attention given to his character's narrative and development. (more...)
Wanda Sykes quits 'Roseanne' hours after star's racist tweet Wanda Sykes quits 'Roseanne' hours after star's racist tweet
- May 29, 2018

On Tuesday morning Roseanne Barr tweeted out racist remarks against former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett , while also attacking Hillary and Chelsea Clinton . "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj", the actress said in response to a user accusing Jarrett of covering up for Obama. Barr did not in fact leave Twitter. (more...)
Kylie Minogue turns a golden 50! Kylie Minogue turns a golden 50!
- May 29, 2018

It was shot in Cuba by director Sophie Muller, and basically sees Kylie living her best life, which she definitely seems to be having turned 50, following her massive party and her throwback snaps marking her five decades . Taking a walk down memory lane, Minogue has been sharing a collage of her highlights from the past decades. Her debut album, Kylie, also topped the United Kingdom charts, as did Enjoy Yourself (1989), Fever (2001) and Aphrodite (2010), and a 1992 Greatest Hits ... (more...)
Janina Gavankar: Why Royal Wedding Guests Giggled During Ceremony Janina Gavankar: Why Royal Wedding Guests Giggled During Ceremony
- May 29, 2018

As for the wedding itself, Beckham only had lovely things to say. "We partied and celebrated and ate sliders at 2 in the morning", she said. My priority will always be my friend. I don't think Meghan will mind". "I thought what he said was very strong and optimistic", Beckham said. And while there has been much commentary regarding Meghan's feminist beliefs , fans believe they have now found proof that Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex are complete equals in their relationship. (more...)

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