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World's Oldest Man, Sodimedjo Dies At 146 World's Oldest Man, Sodimedjo Dies At 146
- May 01, 2017

However, he insisted on being discharged after six days in hospital and passed away soon afterwards. "Since he came back from the hospital, he only ate spoonfuls of porridge and drank very little", Sodimejo's grandson Suryanto told the BBC . (more...)
James Gunn Announces He's Writing, Directing 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' James Gunn Announces He's Writing, Directing 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'
- May 01, 2017

He took third-tier (at best) comic book characters that most fans didn't yet know they needed to love and turned their story into not one, but two blockbuster movies that are major hits, both critically ( Vol. Gunn also spoke highly of his partnership with Marvel Studios in the post saying it "has been the best of my professional career". He wanted to make sure that the future of the MCU is as "special and authentic and magical as what we have created so far". (more...)
Chris Gayle becomes first cricketer to score 10000 runs in T20
- May 01, 2017

Thereafter, the Indian skipper revealed out a few statistics saying, "Today (Tuesday) was our 10th hundred run partnership and today Chris Gayle got to 10,000 runs at an average of 40, strike rate of 150 and 16 hundreds". Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiant suffered a shocking middle-order collapse before a Tiwary cameo took them to 161 for 8 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (more...)
Oscar-winning 'Silence of the Lambs' director dies Oscar-winning 'Silence of the Lambs' director dies
- May 01, 2017

His publicist said he had been suffering from esophageal cancer . Demme was 73-years-old. Bryan Fuller, who created the Hannibal TV series inspired by The Silence of the Lambs , simply posted: "Rest in peace, Mr. Demme broke into the industry under the B-movie master Roger Corman in the early 1970s and he remained committed to maintaining the spirited, agile curiosity of a low-budget independent film-maker. (more...)
Actor Vinodh Khanna Passes Away At Age 70 In Mumbai Actor Vinodh Khanna Passes Away At Age 70 In Mumbai
- May 01, 2017

Actor Sanjay Dutt who has acted with the veteran actor in several films said, "It is saddening to hear of the demise of Vinod Khanna ji". All his fans were shocked after looking at the photograph. The star's last film was 2015's Dilwale , ( The Big Hearted ). The film also featured Kajol and Kriti Sanon. Vinod Khanna was a sitting Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Gurdaspur district of Punja. (more...)
'Fast and Furious 8' sets new PH box-office record 'Fast and Furious 8' sets new PH box-office record
- May 01, 2017

The eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise made $100.2 million of that number domestically, but over 80% of its opening weekend came from global markets, with $ 190 million from China alone, according to Variety . Also helping the film's big weekend is being released on 1,079 IMAX screens worldwide, the widest opening ever for a single film in IMAX history. For the studio, " Fast 8 " stands on its own as being " an extraordinary result ". (more...)
Erin Moran, Happy Days Star, Dies At 56
- May 01, 2017

Cops found Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham on the iconic sitcom, unconscious in New Salisbury, Indiana, on Saturday before she was pronounced dead. The actress also starred in the " Happy Days " spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi " opposite Scott Baio . "Such sad sad news". Viewers watched her mature on the show, which Moran said in a 2008 interview with the "Today" show wasn't the easiest passage to go through. (more...)
Berkeley protests: No Ann Coulter, but demonstrators gather Berkeley protests: No Ann Coulter, but demonstrators gather
- May 01, 2017

University officials last week rejected the original Coulter date on grounds they lacked a safe campus venue to host her speech on that day, citing the violence by left-wing protesters over Yiannopoulos' scheduled appearance. Also, city officers patrolled a park where two far-right groups said they would hold protests. UC Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus have filed a lawsuit against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and ... (more...)
Happy Days actress Erin Moran is found dead aged 56 Happy Days actress Erin Moran is found dead aged 56
- May 01, 2017

She died at age 56. However, Moran struggled away from the screen, allegedly battling drinking problems, while tabloid reports in 2012 suggested she was broke and homeless after she and her husband, Steve Fleischmann , were kicked out of their trailer park home. (more...)
WWE Payback: The Five Best Matches in the Event's History WWE Payback: The Five Best Matches in the Event's History
- May 01, 2017

However, if done wrong it could be a train wreck, and given that their title match at 'Mania massively underperformed they both have a point to prove on this show. Owens won the title back at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando. A couple weeks ago, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson scored a victory over Enzo Amore and Big Cass. (more...)
South Korea exports expected to remain robust in May: trade ministry official South Korea exports expected to remain robust in May: trade ministry official
- May 01, 2017

Machinery, oil products and household electronics were the main drivers of exports to the United States last month. South Korea's businesses remain concerned after US President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview last week that he will either renegotiate or scrap the free trade deal with South Korea, calling it "horrible". (more...)
The Queen celebrates her 91st birthday The Queen celebrates her 91st birthday
- May 01, 2017

Royal gun salutes were performed across London and in other parts of the UK. She became monarch on February 6, 1952, and is today the world's longest reigning living monarch. (For the record, that's all the way back in 1748.) "George was born in November, and felt the weather would be too cold at that time of year for his annual birthday parade", best-selling royal author Robert Jobson told The Huffington Post . (more...)
It will be a miracle if Chelsea wins the league - Conte It will be a miracle if Chelsea wins the league - Conte
- May 01, 2017

We have to react in the right way. "If we can play like we did against Chelsea, then I am sure we can get through against Anderlecht and into the semi-finals". "It's a fantastic target because if we are able to reach it it's a miracle". Conte will feel his side did not enjoy the best of luck here, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois ruled out with a training injury, while Alonso was withdrawn after the warm-up. (more...)
Mitchell Trubisky's bar is set at Rex Grossman, not Jay Cutler Mitchell Trubisky's bar is set at Rex Grossman, not Jay Cutler
- May 01, 2017

He insisted he couldn't afford to wait. The Philadelphia Eagles traded up and took Carson Wentz not long after re-signing veteran starter Sam Bradford - only to deal Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings after Teddy Bridgewater's devastating knee injury in September and start Wentz immediately. (more...)
Hacker claims to have released new Netflix episodes online, threatens other networks Hacker claims to have released new Netflix episodes online, threatens other networks
- May 01, 2017

The hacker then released a statement online, saying, "We've chose to release Episodes 2-10 of Orange Is the New Black Season 5 after many lengthy discussions at the office where alcohol was present". As noted by Variety , The Dark Overlord has recently claimed that they may have content from several other networks, including Fox , ABC , IFC , and National Geographic . (more...)
'Baahubali 2' topples Tom Hanks' 'The Circle' at US Box-office 'Baahubali 2' topples Tom Hanks' 'The Circle' at US Box-office
- May 01, 2017

Meanwhile, Baahubali 2 doesn't seem to have any competition in India, and should be ruling the box-office for the next few weeks. The movie, which premiered on Wednesday at the Tribeca Film Festival , has a relatively thrifty $18 million budget. (more...)
Patty Jenkins Already Has Wonder Woman Sequel Idea Patty Jenkins Already Has Wonder Woman Sequel Idea
- May 01, 2017

Jenkins has a tough job on her hands, but if there is one filmmaker in Hollywood who could bring DC and Warner Bros. their much needed home-run, it is her. Wonder Woman is just over a month away now, but with all the attention being placed firmly on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the moment, you'd be forgiven for not knowing. (more...)
All Frye Festival guests are 'safe': Ja Rule All Frye Festival guests are 'safe': Ja Rule
- May 01, 2017

The filing by celebrity attorney Mark Geragos , is seeking class action status and anticipates more than 150 plaintiffs. The suit slams organizers, claiming the festival "was nothing more than a get-rich-quick scam from the very beginning" and that they "intended to fleece attendees for hundreds of millions of dollars by inducing them to fly to a remote island without food, shelter or water-and without regard to what might happen to them after that". (more...)
Serena Williams hints at pregnancy on social media Serena Williams hints at pregnancy on social media
- May 01, 2017

Serena Williams has shared some very happy news by confirming that she's expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian . Belarusian former world No. She has played professionally for two decades, first gaining the number one ranking in 2002 and has held that spot for more than six years in total during her career. (more...)
11 zingers from Hasan Minhaj's White House Correspondents' Dinner speech 11 zingers from Hasan Minhaj's White House Correspondents' Dinner speech
- May 01, 2017

Comedian Will Ferrell crashed Samantha Bee's "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" party in Washington D.C., on Saturday, where the actor reprised his famed impression of former President George W. Trump said he put coal miners back to work, lifted restrictions on oil production and had taken "historic steps to secure our border". "I would say it is an honour to do this, but that would be an alternative fact", Minhaj quipped. (more...)