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Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies at 85
- October 06, 2018

Spanish media said that Caballe entered the hospital in September because of a gall bladder problem. Opera singer Maria Callas is once said to have answered "Only Caballe." when asked once who she considered a worthy successor. Wider global recognition came in 1965, when she appeared in a performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at Carnegie Hall in NY. She was particularly admired for her purity of voice, vocal shadings and exquisite pianissimos. (more...)
Melania Trump ends Africa tour with an appeal: Ignore what I wear
- October 06, 2018

Washington has been gripped by high drama and emotion in recent days, from the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford - who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault - to protests against his nomination which saw more than 300 arrests, including celebrities. (more...)
Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds
- October 06, 2018

There's no word on how the shredder started operating at the key moment after the auction, though it could have been activated by a remote mechanism. It was instantly recognisable as a Banksy to anyone familiar with his work. Branczik also said he was "not in on the ruse", which really takes it to that next level. (more...)
Elon Musk Tweet Appears to Mock the Securities and Exchange Commission Elon Musk Tweet Appears to Mock the Securities and Exchange Commission
- October 06, 2018

Under the deal reached between the SEC and Mr Musk last weekend, Mr Musk will remain as Tesla CEO but has to step down as chairman for three years. At market close, Tesla stocks fell by 4.4 percent at $281.83 and slid by an additional 2.2 percent following the latest tweet by Musk. The settlement, which still must be approved by a federal judge, includes a provision meant to rein in the Tesla chief's much-criticised use of Twitter. (more...)
Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds Says Goodbye To Chris Evans' Captain America Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds Says Goodbye To Chris Evans' Captain America
- October 06, 2018

A New York Times profile earlier this year confirmed Evans' plan to retire from the role, saying: " You want to get off the train before they push you off ". Thank you for the memories! "I'm weeping. There's a difference". Now Chris Evans, thought to have said his goodbyes to Marvel's Cinematic Universe , is getting involved. (more...)
Former Bachelor Contestant Cristy Caserta Dead at 38 Former Bachelor Contestant Cristy Caserta Dead at 38
- October 06, 2018

Thursday morning when she had what appeared to be a seizure, Officer Luis Fernandez said. It appears she died as a result of the sudden seizure. Despite efforts to save her life, Cristy was pronounced dead at Westside Regional Medical Center. (more...)
More Telltale Employees Laid Off As Studio Continues Its Collapse
- October 06, 2018

Various outlets such as GI.biz have reached out to Telltale for comment, and have yet to receive a reply. The sources stress that it isn't a case of Telltale using funds to fuel development instead of paying severance to the hundreds of people it dismissed last month. (more...)
Why Meghan and Harry won't be 'cuddling' any koalas in Sydney Why Meghan and Harry won't be 'cuddling' any koalas in Sydney
- October 06, 2018

While Samantha's latest comments were mainly aimed at Doria herself, she is claimed to have also made a fresh jab at Meghan too on the social media site - accusing her half-sister of "ghosting" the whole family, essentially meaning she has completely shut them out. (more...)
'The Situation' gets eight-month sentence in federal tax case 'The Situation' gets eight-month sentence in federal tax case
- October 05, 2018

The " Jersey Shore " star pleaded guilty earlier this year to tax evasion. Marc Sorrentino also was sentenced Friday to two years in prison and a $75,000 fine. A judge sentenced him shortly after his brother, Marc Sorrentino , received a two-year sentence on a similar charge. Jersey Shore castmates Pauly D , Vinny, Ronnie, Snooki, JWoww and Deena attended Friday's sentencing hearing to support Sorrentino, all dressed in black. (more...)
Ronaldo Removed From FIFA 19 Social Media Following Rape Allegation Ronaldo Removed From FIFA 19 Social Media Following Rape Allegation
- October 05, 2018

Video game developer EA Sports issued a similar statement about its Federation Internationale de Football Association cover star: " We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA's values ". (more...)
Jersey Shore's Jenni 'JWoww' Farley splits from husband Roger Mathews Jersey Shore's Jenni 'JWoww' Farley splits from husband Roger Mathews
- October 05, 2018

Farley, who'd married Matthews in October 2015, reportedly also asks for equitable distribution for all properties acquired after their marriage. JWoww and Roger , whose relationship began and flourished during her time on MTV's Jersey Shore , are getting a divorce. (more...)
Chelsea Perretti reveals she is leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine during season six Chelsea Perretti reveals she is leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine during season six
- October 05, 2018

Chelsea Peretti is calling it quits on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", sharing the news in a trio of tweets to reveal she'll be exiting the cop comedy at some point in its upcoming sixth season. It's important to note that although Chelsea has announced her departure , there's a strong chance that she will come back as a guest for a few episodes here and there, she just won't be gracing us with her presence in every single episode anymore. (more...)
Kim Kardashian apologises for her jokes about looking anorexic Kim Kardashian apologises for her jokes about looking anorexic
- October 05, 2018

Kim appeared on model Ashley Graham's body-positive podcast, " Pretty Big Deal ", to address the criticism her Instagram Stories received. Underneath photos of herself in a pink jacket, she wrote: "All of that, and you're still standing". (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo set to play for Juventus amid rape allegation
- October 05, 2018

United States sportswear firm Nike say they are " deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations " facing Cristiano Ronaldo . Ronaldo has responded by labelling the accusations as " fake news " and later going on to tweet that "Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in ". (more...)
Melania Trump greeted in Malawi with signs protesting her husband Melania Trump greeted in Malawi with signs protesting her husband
- October 05, 2018

ABC says excerpts of the interview will air on other network news programs next week. "It is a attractive thing to see", wrote Trump. A batch of 1.4 million books donated on Thursday brought to almost 10 million the total Malawi has received in recent years under USAID's national reading program, officials said . (more...)
Tesla's Musk appears to mock US SEC on Twitter after settlement Tesla's Musk appears to mock US SEC on Twitter after settlement
- October 05, 2018

The SEC charged Musk with defrauding investors after the Tesla chairman and CEO tweeted in August about having " funding secured " to take the company private at a certain target stock price. Tesla shares, which fell more than 4 percent Thursday, retreated another 2 percent in after-hours trading. Tesla did not immediately respond. Ryan White, an SEC spokesman, declined to comment. (more...)
Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard And More Directing The Mandalorian Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard And More Directing The Mandalorian
- October 05, 2018

Today, Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first image, which shows the title character in his full armor strutting through an environment that looks every bit like Star Wars . Favreau is executive producing the show, which is being developed for Disney's as-yet untitled streaming service, along with Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. (more...)
Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh
- October 05, 2018

I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegation and further sexual misconduct claims against him from two other women. Thousands of anti-Kavanaugh protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court and entered a Senate office building, holding signs such as "Believe Survivors" and "Kava-Nope". (more...)
Tesla's Musk mocks SEC as judge demands they justify fraud settlement Tesla's Musk mocks SEC as judge demands they justify fraud settlement
- October 05, 2018

After determining that the tech entrepreneur was guilty of misleading investors when he tweeted that that he had secured funding to take Tesla private , federal regulators reached out to the electric auto maker to discuss a suitable punishment. (more...)
Chris Evans Shares Emotional Farewell to Captain America After Wrapping 'Avengers 4' Chris Evans Shares Emotional Farewell to Captain America After Wrapping 'Avengers 4'
- October 05, 2018

Last year, he said it was up to Marvel and got philosophical about the possible end of his superhero run, and then earlier this year, he implied that Avengers: Infinity War would be his final go-round as the character. "It was an emotional day to say the least", the 37-year-old star wrote on Twitter Thursday. The actor previously pointed out to retiring the character in a profile in a daily which quoted him as saying, "You want to get off the train before they push you off". (more...)

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