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    Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN)One image distributed by Iranian media on Tuesday of Russia and Iran's leaders meeting stood out. Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown clasping palms with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the two rulers -- both heads of oil-rich countries grappling with grueling Western sanctions -- boast about their tight partnership. Russia and Iran say they are now closer than ever as the West clamps down on both states. But some observers say the two countries' highly publicized friendship has both a tumultuous past and a difficult future ahead. In his first trip outside the former Soviet Union since the Ukraine war, Putin on Tuesday landed in the Iranian capital Tehran, where he met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, as well as the country's highest-ranking ruler, Khamenei. Putin's visit was part of a trilateral meeting with Raisi and NATO leader Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has so far refused to join in on Russian sanctions and offered to play a mediating role between Moscow and Kyiv. But some analysts are skeptical of the true strength of...
    An arrestee is facing additional charges after spitting on an officer in Bucks County, authorities said. Kristen M. Most, 30, of no fixed address, was being processed on charges from the surrounding area when she became "irate" and "confrontational" after a judge remanded her to prison on Tuesday, June 21, according to the Central Bucks Regional Police Department. She then spits on an officer's face while being led to a patrol vehicle, police said. Most was subsequently charged with aggravated assault and assault by a prisoner. She was arraigned on June 27, where a judge set bail at $15,000, police said. She remained held in Bucks County Prison.
    (CNN)Lizzo has some famous fans. The singer saw a video of BTS member Kim Taehyung, also known as V, dancing to her single "About Damn Time."Lizzo took to Twitter over the weekend to write, "Wait... is this real? Is V really dancing to about damn time?!?" She also posted a clip of herself alongside the clip of V, doing the same moves to the song. In another tweet, she called them, "#VIZZO." #VIZZO https://t.co/nRguZejnmV pic.twitter.com/myoM30zSm3— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) July 9, 2022 The video was posted to the "BTS VLOG" and posted on YouTube over the weekend. The rest of the video features a day in the life of V as he drives around.Read More"About Damn Time" was released in April and topped Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart for a week in May. It also also hit No. 3 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart.
    Local news anchor Heather Kovar seemed out-of-sorts during an evening news broadcast out of Albany, NY on Saturday — drawing major concern from viewers on social media. Kovar was hosting on CBS Albany affiliate WRGB, and began the troubling broadcast by reporting news of an explosion at a natural gas plant in Medford, Oklahoma. Kovar was not only somewhat disheveled in her appearance, but she was slurring her words and careened between different topics and stammering sentences. Evacuations have been ordered for the town of Medford, Oklahoma, with unknown fatalities and injuries…injuries are unknown in this situation. Alright, so, well, hello! Good afternoon! Like, I was telling you this morning, if you watched us this morning…I told you, you know what? What a beautiful day outside! It is just amazing. The seeming incoherence continued as Kovar introduced a package from one of WRGB’s reporters about “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” and the local impact it had on Schenectady, NY. She’s so amazing! And she spoke with local businesses and, as well as, Discover Schenectady about the discover impacts it’s...
    A helicopter pilot diced with death off the French coast Wednesday when it suddenly nose-dived towards a rocky outcrop in a flash of flames while approaching a lighthouse. The helicopter was flying towards the Vielle Lighthouse, which is undergoing renovations, half a mile off France's most westerly point of Pointe du Raz in the region of Finistère. Video of the moment shows a crystal clear day with the chopper glinting in the sun as it nears the stately structure to deliver and remove equipment. There seems to be an unexpected release from the front of the helicopter and it suddenly lurches wildly into a heart stopping ninety degree angle before diving. It loses altitude catastrophically as the rocks close in but the pilot manages to bring it back level and avert an immediate crash. A cloud of smoke ejects from the rotors and floods over the rocky outcrop but by this time the helicopter is gaining altitude and seems to be back under control. The helicopter was flying half a mile off France's most westerly point of Pointe du Raz in the region...
    By Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press Leonard Cohen was deep in his career when he finally finished “Hallelujah.” Well, the first version of “Hallelujah” — there would be many, many versions when all was said and done. He’d toiled on the lyrics for seven years. Yet when he submitted the album, “Various Positions,” to his longtime record company Columbia Records in 1984, the company’s president Walter Yetnikoff decided not to release it in the U.S. What would become Cohen’s seminal anthem was dead on arrival. But in the new documentary ” Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” in theaters Friday, directors Dayna Goldfine and Dan Gellar examine how despite the odds, the song managed to take on a life of its own thanks, in varying degrees, to Bob Dylan, John Cale, Jeff Buckley and Shrek. Yes, Shrek. Now, four decades after its initial recording, it’s downright ubiquitous, a regular feature in movies, television shows, and singing competitions around the world. It’s an interestingly stitched together film that starts at the end — his final performance in 2013, singing “Hallelujah,”...
    Compared to the last Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the first six months of the present parks commission have been relatively collaborative.  Seven newcomers were elected last fall to the nine-member board. And with them, so far, has come a commitment to placing fundamentals like park maintenance and event organization as the commission’s chief priority. Less sniping — and less outside-of-the-box governance — will lead to better park maintenance and happier Minneapolis residents, say many park commissioners.  Article continues after advertisement “When you take a giant sidestep away from the mission, which, I think, is kind of what the last board did in some ways, you’re screwing with something that can exist to do good,” said District 6 Commissioner Cathy Abene. Cathy AbeneSince the beginning of the pandemic and the murder of George Floyd in 2020, after two years of getting tangled in issues of park encampments and housing, or policing, said At-Large Commissioner Tom Olsen, many residents, when looking to the park board, seemed to have one desire.  “Folks are kinda like, ‘I just want a park,’” Olsen said. ...
    THE DREADED "ick" can often come from the most unlikely and unimportant things, but it's fair to say it can really put you off your date. From someone crying when One Direction broke up to someone wearing goggles to the swimming pool, it seems there's no predicting what will put people off someone. 1People have been sharing the things that put them off someone they were previously attracted toCredit: Getty Now people are flocking to Twitter to share the hilarious and ridiculous reasons they're turned off someone they previously fancied. In a series of statements all starting: "She's a ten but..." people are letting loose with their date no nos. It seems plenty of people were put off by what they considered to be bad taste in music... and One Direction was really in the firing line. One person said: "She’s a ten but she cried when 1D broke up." Read more on datingNOT HOT I went on holiday for a first date - I got the ick so flew back and blocked him NO BABY I thought I...
    Dima looks at me and grins. He points to the sky and raises his finger to lips. ‘Shhh,’ he whispers. Any movement or sound will send Russian drones whirring toward us. Far above, they patrol the skies, searching for their targets and waiting to drop their lethal payloads. We’re in the Donbas in Eastern Ukraine, in a hidden army base on the front line of the war with Vladimir Putin’s troops. Ukrainian soldiers with decades-old Kalashnikovs have dug into trenches while the drones of both sides buzz overhead. Inside the base, electric light is banned and people use their phones for illumination. Men are prohibited from mingling outside: even a cigarette lighter could be enough to alert a drone strike. For Putin’s purposes, a stalemate is better than a loss. And that is why we must not let him win. Because be in no doubt: if we look away, he will triumph by dint of our inertia — and he will not stop at Ukraine And all day long, Ukraine’s soldiers go out on missions — and not all of...
    When powerful, professed men and women of God come to grief, they almost always do so over two transgressions older than the Commandments: sex and money. The leader of the Mexico-based international La Luz del Mundo church pleaded guilty this month in Los Angeles to sexual felonies with underage girls in his church community. The judge who sentenced him remarked, “I’ll never cease to be amazed at what some people do [in the name of] religion.” The church leader joins the sullied company of the Catholic priests who molested boys and girls in their charge; the accused and convicted sexual abusers on the Southern Baptists’ list of offenders in their own ranks; and the pastors and preachers, low and high, taken to court for making off with anything from thousands to millions of dollars rightfully belonging to God and to their congregants. These foibles and pitfalls can entice not just orthodox, IRS-blessed religions but also the self-made leaders of spiritual, self-help, self-fulfillment and human potential bodies that have grown here in Southern California as nowhere else. With wonder and...
    LINKEDIN is currently down for many users in what seems to be a mysterious outage. According to the website DownDetector, there have been more than 5,000 reports of the popular networking site being down. 1LinkedIn is seemingly down for thousands of users Is LinkedIn Down? LinkedIn appears to be down for many users, as of around !0.30am on Monday, June 6. According to DownDetector, approximately 76% of accounts that are reporting issues are reporting that it's from the website's end, Approximately 22% of accounts that are reporting issues are reporting that it's a server issue. According to a user map of the issue, it seems to be affecting users in Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston more so than in other areas. More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have a friend with whom I interact very frequently. He will tell me to meet him at his apartment at a certain time. If I arrive on time, he almost always seems put out, asking why I have arrived so early and complaining that he feels rushed. When I ask whether I misunderstood or misremembered the appointed time, he checks the clock and acknowledges that he lost track of time and didn’t realize it was already that time. Tiring of his crankiness, I have made a habit of arriving several minutes late. This generally seems to have solved the problem. However, very occasionally, he will notice that I have arrived a few minutes late and ask, in a way that seems to accuse me of wasting his time, why I’m late. I tried being honest once, saying that it seemed more polite to give him a few extra minutes to prepare. That was a mistake, as he didn’t like the implication that he wasn’t usually on time (even though he is not!). Now, I just apologize...
    (CNN)Heading into what seems like a fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic with cases almost quadrupling over the last two months and hospitalizations beginning to increase as well, much of the country seems content to simply go about its business. Stores are full of maskless shoppers, baseball stadiums are crowded and there are lines outside many popular restaurants. Kent Sepkowitz If you didn't know that more than 100,000 people a day were being diagnosed with Covid-19, you might think that the pandemic had come and gone. Indeed, according to a recent Axios/Ipsos poll, this is the view of about a third of the country. They appear to be "done with Covid." If only. The pandemic is not over, nor have we arrived in the gauzy realm referred to as endemic infection in which all Covid-19 spikes are local, not national, and each of us is left to just deal with it. No, instead, the Covid-19 pandemic is still barreling along -- and will be for the foreseeable future. Read More But, thankfully, the pandemic has changed. The newest dominant...
    Share this: The barbaric attack against East Flatbush homeowners Kennisha Gilbert, a medical doctor, and her husband, allegedly by a group of thugs in retaliation for reporting one of them (who was their tenant) to police for animal cruelty, is an example of the violence that has become more commonplace these days in this West Indian American enclave of Brooklyn and long-striving community of color. It’s also an example of how the entire system is again failing our Caribbean community – especially hard-working homeowners, those of us who own 1-to-3-family homes and small apartment buildings with less than 15 units – not only in East Flatbush, but in neighborhoods throughout the borough. Even after theft of services and property damage – and yes, violent assault and arrests – involving her tenant, Gilbert still doesn’t have possession of her property. It demonstrates the near-impossibility of small property owners in our community to get their nuisance cases resolved, even when it involves tenants physically assaulting them on their own property. The attack against the doctor and her husband is a microcosm of...
    A woman has gone viral on TikTok after sharing her incredible baking skills, leaving viewers doubting their eyes as she replicates everything from Chanel bags to trainers with sugar and frosting. Vanessa Barcelo, 31, from Hialeah, Florida, is a cake artist who began baking in July 2011. She began sharing her delectable treats on the social media platform in 2019, racking up followers. Now, with the emergence of popular TV shows like Netflix's 'Is It Cake?' — where judges try to find the cake amongst the products — the baker's videos have gone viral. Vanessa Barcelo, 31, from Hialeah, Florida, is a cake artist who began baking in July 2011 She has gone viral for her cake creations, including several that look like designer purses Amazingly, she doesn't even need to keep the cakes on a table, and holds them up by the strap She demonstrates biting into them to prove that they are, in fact, cake One of her most popular creations is a black Chanel bag — made without a cake stand — that she made for her...
    IF you're interested in growing vegetables in your backyard for the first time, it may not be as scary as you think. Creating a garden may be easier than expected with some guidance from gardening experts. 4Creating a garden may be easier than expected with some guidance from gardening expertsCredit: Getty 4Vallin Kostovick suggests gardening newbies 'look for bush, baby, or dwarf varieties as these are petite and grow great in beds and containers'Credit: Getty Speaking to Architectural Digest, gardener Allison Vallin Kostovick offered vegetable garden ideas for anyone new to the planting world or in search of their green thumb. Vallin Kostovick, the founder of Finch + Folly Farm in New Gloucester, Maine, suggests gardening newbies "look for bush, baby, or dwarf varieties as these are petite and grow great in beds and containers." She advises people to take the season and temperature into consideration when creating a vegetable garden. Vallin Kostovick says vegetables, like lettuce and peas, thrive in cooler temperatures like early spring. Read More on GardeningFLOWER POWER Freezer hack can help you keep houseplants like orchids watered for...
    VLADIMIR Putin appeared to limp and grimace as he walked today during talks in Moscow with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Gesturing to the other end of his ludicrously long table, the tyrant's voice appeared soft and slightly shaky as he invited the top diplomat to take a seat. 5Putin appeared to limp during a meeting earlier on Tuesday 5He seemed to grimace as he walked 5He sat at the far end of a 13-foot table during the meeting with the UN chiefCredit: AP In a short video clip shared online, Putin is seen walking slowly and appearing to grimace. He continues his trademark "gunslinger" walk with his left arm swinging and his right arm fixed by his side but looks to be in pain and limps. The Russian head of state brought out the bizarre 13-foot-long table that he has been pictured at in the past few months. This marked a change from his most recent appearance last week, where Putin and his defence chief shared a tiny, almost intimate table. READ MORE ON VLADIMIR PUTINAPOCALYPSE NOW Nuclear WW3 is...
    KIM Kardashian's fans have shared their concern for her son Psalm after noticing that he looked "sad" in her latest photos. The 41-year-old shared several cute snaps with the two-year-old as well as her three other kids, North, eight, Saint, six, and Chicago, four, from the family's Easter celebrations. 3Kim Kardashian's fans think her son Psalm looked 'sad' in her latest photosCredit: Hulu 3They claimed the two-year-old seemed 'upset' and 'serious'Credit: Instagram 3He looked adorable as he cracked an Easter egg next to his older brother SaintCredit: Instagram In the first photo, Kim and her children wore matching bunny pajamas as they posed on the couch. While the reality star's other three kids beamed at the camera, fans noticed that Psalm seemed "upset" and "serious". Kim's youngest child also looked somber in another photo with his brother Saint from when they were cracking their Easter eggs opened. Fans shared their concern on Reddit, with one writing, "I’ve never seen him smile," with a worried face emoji. Another added: "Aww he looks so sad," while a...
    A popular Russian state TV game show host has quit after slamming Vladimir Putin's barbaric invasion of Ukraine.  Alexander Gurevich, 57, apologised to fans for presenting the lighthearted Hundred to One show at the same time as Kremlin forces carry out horrors on their neighbouring country. His comments have led to all episodes of the show, similar to Family Feud, being removed from YouTube and he has reportedly resigned from the state TV channel Rossiya 1. Popular TV host Alexander Gurevich, 57, has slammed Vladimir Putin's barbaric invasion of Ukraine His comments have led to all episodes of the show, similar to Family Feud, being removed from YouTube The host had written online: 'This war must be stopped! Stop! 'For me it is absolutely impossible to have fun and joke against the background of a huge tragedy, without noticing what is happening.'  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 3,000 of Russia's feared Wagner mercenaries have already... Putin's Chechen warlord declares Mariupol will fall 'by... Share this article Share Gurevich said his family from his wife's...
    Musk has said he believes Twitter has incredible potential — and he believes that he can unlock it as its owner. "I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy," Musk wrote in a letter included in his SEC filing announcing the bid. Twitter, however, is attempting to block the purchase by adopting a poison pill maneuver. In a Friday press release, the company said it implemented the plan "following an unsolicited, non-binding proposal to acquire Twitter" — in this case, Musk's proposal. Under the poison pill plan, "If any person or group acquires beneficial ownership of at least 15% of Twitter’s outstanding common stock without the board’s approval, other shareholders will be allowed to purchase additional shares at a discount." The plan, which is set to expire on April 14, 2023, "will reduce the likelihood that any entity, person or group gains control of Twitter through open market accumulation without paying...
    This is the moment passengers' mixed reactions were captured as Christian singers sang gospel music '30,000 feet in the air', sparking debates about the nature of worship online. Video posted on social media shows crowds on the plane - which is thought by some to have been on its way to Germany - sing along about Jesus, with one man playing the guitar.  The clip, posted by Jack Jensz Jr. was captioned 'We are taking this flight over for Jesus!' and has more than 205,100 views.  
    (CNN)We have been here before -- the horrific scene of a disheveled man experiencing homelessness suddenly attacking a stranger in New York City. Five homeless men in New York and Washington, DC, shot, two killed. Some corners of the media seized upon police descriptions of these incidents -- citing the intersection of homelessness, drug use and mental illness to craft morality tales of untethered madness and bedlam on city streets. Public outcries once again converged on the urgent need to do something.Having spent decades engaged in research on the needs of persons experiencing homelessness and mental illness, I continue to marvel at how outrage and fear never seem to lead to the political will to make better, more effective social policies.Deborah Padgett Public mental health clinicians are heroes in choosing to work in a woefully under-resourced system that is overloaded with patients who need far more than an occasional 10-minute "med check" visit with a psychiatrist. But it is the patients who ultimately pay the highest price in a society that stigmatizes and shuns them. A healthy recovery is difficult...
    Peter Thiel Oh, Peter. You petty billionaire who created a Hulk Hogan conspiracy lawsuit to change laws for your own ends; donated millions to pro-Trump groups; backed conservative candidates like Josh Hawley; and rails in favor of libertarian causes. What on Earth have you gotten yourself into now?  Thiel’s newest claim about what is stopping Crypto-currency is a jaw-dropping one, considering the implications. xPeter Thiel says a “finance gerontocracy” — Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Larry Fink — is keeping #Bitcoin from reaching $100,000. Billionaire calls Berkshire CEO a ‘sociopathic grandpa.’ https://t.co/XlRn0jq9vn pic.twitter.com/JQQVXLwtSk— Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) April 7, 2022 Peter Thiel is arguing that there is a plot by billionaires Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, and Larry Fink to oppress a market tradable item—Bitcoin—and because of their wealth, these men are able to so successfully manipulate the market that they are blocking the advancement of an entirely new form of currency.  We need to look at his claim: Thiel accused the trio of using investing practices focused on environmental, social and governance goals as a “hate factory” to undermine Bitcoin and other businesses. This...
    In the aftermath of the benches-clearing incident Saturday between the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, perhaps the harshest blow was an accusation of “lollygagging” by the Cubs from Brewers veteran Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen was referring to Cubs reliever Keegan Thompson not hitting him immediately in apparent retaliation for Willson Contreras and Ian Happ being hit by pitches. McCutchen said “everybody and their mom knew when I came up to bat, I was going to get hit” in his eighth inning at-bat. “I’m a little older and I was raised in a different era, but back when the guys knew it was coming, you got it right away,” McCutchen said after the Cubs’ 9-0 win at Wrigley Field. “You didn’t wait around. There was no lollygagging. If you were going to get hit, we’re going to get hit. “You had a couple of times to do it, and if you missed, ‘Oh, well, get the next one.’ The biggest takeaway for me is you’re throwing a (cutter) away for a first-pitch strike, and what are you trying to do? You’re trying...
    Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz used his five minutes quizzing the nation's top military leadership on Tuesday to accuse them of being so busy embracing 'critical race theory' and socialism that they had failed to predict the rise of the Taliban, overestimated Russian performance in Ukraine and allowed the US. to fall behind China. The result was a bad-tempered clash with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin when he appeared before the House Armed Services Committee. Austin insisted the U.S. still had the most effective fighting force in the world.  'Again, this is the most capable, the most combat critical force in the world it has been and it will be so going forward,' he said as Gaetz challenged his leadership. 'This budget allows us to do that.' 'Not if we embrace socialism,' interrupted Gaetz. 'The fact you are embarrassed by your country ... ' continued Austin, before being cut off again. 'Oh, no, I'm embarrassed by your leadership,' said Gaetz. 'I'm not embarrassed for my country. 'I wish we weren't losing to China.'  Austin was appearing with the Chairman of the...
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” former presidential candidate and founder of the Forward Party Andrew Yang said it looks as though the Hunter Biden laptop story was “buried because of the timing…it was coming out during the height of the election in 2020 and they just did not want that out in the mainstream.” And that the higher levels of trust in the media among Democrats and lower levels of trust in the media among Republicans and independents is a case “where one side feels like the media is on their side.” Yang said, “If you look at the trust in media, Bill, today, it actually falls very sharply along party lines. 69% of Democrats still believe that media will report the news objectively. That goes down to 15% for Republicans. For independents, it’s at 36%. So, this is part of the erosion of institutional trust, where one side feels like the media is on their side. And it does seem like this Hunter Biden laptop story did get buried because of the timing. I mean, it was...
    President Joe Biden stoked a declassified intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting bad information from his advisors – and said the 'isolated' strongman may have locked up some of his advisors. Biden spoke directly about his counterpart's potential state of mind after the White House tried to clean up his comments Saturday in Warsaw when Biden said emphatically that Putin 'cannot remain in power.' Biden was asked asked about Wednesday's reports based on declassified information that Putin was being 'misled' by his advisors and military leadership, and how badly Putin was being misinformed. 'That's an open question,' the president responded. 'There's a lot of speculation. But he seems to be –  I'm not saying this with a certain he seems to be self-isolated. And there's some indication that he has fired or put under house arrest some of his advisers.' Then he hedged: 'But I don't want to put too much stock in at this time. Because we don't have that much hard evidence.' President Joe Biden said Vladimir Putin 'seems to be self-isolated' and said there was...
    Media Matters Senior Fellow Matt Gertz, this week on Daily Kos' The Brief. Just how bad can Fox News get? Chris Wallace just left the network, and on his way out he expressed his shock and dismay that his former employer was a propaganda outlet. “I’m fine with opinion: conservative opinion, liberal opinion,” Wallace told The New York Times in an interview published Sunday. “But when people start to question the truth — Who won the 2020 election? Was Jan. 6 an insurrection? — I found that unsustainable.” Today, we have Media Matter Senior Fellow Matthew Gertz on Daily Kos’ The Brief to talk about what a joke Wallace’s whining is; the way Fox News spews propaganda on the Supreme Court, Ukraine, the Jan. 6 insurrection; and how conservative media is handling the brewing showdown between Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024. Should be fascinating show from one of our nation’s premier media watchdogs.  You can watch the show live right here on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM PT/4:30 PM ET, while the podcast version goes live Wednesday mornings at all the usual places, including...
    “The truth is,” Ana de Armas purrs in the first full trailer for Hulu’s erotic thriller Deep Water, “if you were married to anyone else, you’d be so bored you’d kill yourself.” Sounds like a perfectly healthy and not at all toxic foundation for a relationship! De Armas’ Melinda Van Allen utters that threatening thought as she returns home to her husband Vic, played by the actress’ real-life ex Ben Affleck, after spending the night with another man. She brazenly flaunts her affair, strutting around with tousled hair and last night’s little black dress. In the film, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel, de Armas and Affleck’s perfect-on-paper marriage is actually fraught with mind games, steamy extramarital affairs, and–oh yeah, that’s right–the occasional murder. De Armas’ Melinda seems to hold the cards in the relationship, locking eyes with Affleck as she makes out with another man, wears a wardrobe consisting entirely of cleavage-baring all-black outfits, and coolly says that her marriage to Vic has “always been a game.” But a menacing glint in the eyes of the worst Batman...
    Sometimes I wonder what might have happened had Jim Comey kept his mouth shut prior to the 2016 election, and if Hillary Clinton were now in the second year of her second term. The House hearings on Mr. Potato Head would have been something, I’m sure. That said, it’s hard to believe we’d be in the position we’re in now, after four years of nearly unrestrained GOP Putin-enabling led by the li’l Russian marionette himself.  There’s a reason Vladimir Putin tried to get Donald Trump elected. Twice. (Those who think Putin stayed his hand from 2017 to 2021 because he feared Trump’s “toughness” need to ask themselves why Putin was so eager to reinstall his glorified vestigial twin in 2020.) Of course, as a respected former secretary of state, Clinton was ideally situated to handle Russia with the insight and nuance that such complex geopolitical matters require. As for Trump, he simply saw Putin as a guy who could help him put another ugly Trump phallus where it wasn’t wanted.  Last night, Clinton appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to assess the current crisis...
    Guess who will not have a statue in the hall? There’s a moment early in the film version of Lawrence of Arabia where the inexperienced T. E. Lawrence, in a burst of pure racism, describes the Arabic peoples as, “A little people, a silly people, greedy barbarous, and cruel.” It’s a description that might perfectly define Sen. Joe Manchin, and the person making that charge is … Sen. Joe Manchin. On Tuesday, Politico described the lengths to which Manchin has gone to legislate around his family coal business—a business that sells what is literally the worst kind of coal, both environmentally and practically, and has managed to hang on despite a tumbling market. A sooty miracle. But that’s not the astounding thing about Manchin. Neither is how he drove away from refusing to extend child credit payments in his Maserati, or how he scornfully waved off environmental concerns from the aft deck of his yacht. What’s most frustrating about Manchin, what’s so utterly baffling, is how much he seems to hate Joe Manchin. How much he seems to want “little” and “silly” to be...
    At least 13 people have died and 34 others were injured when a bus rammed into a cliff in Indonesia's Yogyakarta province. Bantul regency police chief Ihsan told reporters the bus had been going down a steep ramp about 2pm on Sunday when the driver lost control of the vehicle. Citing survivors' witness accounts, Ihsan said the driver seemed to panic and was continuously shifting gear to reduce speed. At least 13 people have died and 34 others were injured when a bus rammed into a cliff in Indonesia's Yogyakarta province 'So there is an indication that the brake was not functioning,' he added. According to police, the driver was among those killed. The bus had been carrying a group of people on a company outing from Sukoharjo, Central Java, and appeared to be heading down to Parangtritis Beach, police said. Bantul regency police chief Ihsan told reporters the bus had been going down a steep ramp about 2pm on Sunday when the driver lost control of the vehicle
    (CNN)Sarah Michelle Gellar may have given her share of stellar performances during her acting career -- but even she probably couldn't pull off playing rapper Big Sean. The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star had a hilarious reaction to the moment celebrity couple Big Sean and his girlfriend Jhené Aiko were mislabeled "Sarah Michelle Gellar" and "Freddie Prinze Jr.," respectively, by the Los Angeles Rams' jumbotron on Sunday. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are expecting a babyGeller shared a screengrab of the blunder along with a picture of herself and Prinze, whom she married in 2002, with her 3.7 million Instagram followers, adding the caption: "@bigsean do you get mistaken for me as often as I get mistaken for you?" Big Sean responded to the case of mistaken identity in the comment section, writing: "Makes Sense." One fan wrote: "I personally couldn't tell the difference between you two," while another insisted the gaffe was "a TV show in the making." Read MoreNick Cannon may be growing his family In a comical twist, Gellar had attended the game with her pal Elsa Maria...
    Polling expert Lee Carter revealed Thursday American voters' reactions to President Biden’s first formal press conference in over 300 days. While Democrats generally reacted favorably to the president’s speech, Carter predicted his approval rating won’t see a drastic change based on the real-time reactions of independents. Biden was pressed by Fox News’ Peter Doocy on his policies that are trending to the left. Biden responded by highlighting his efforts to combat COVID-19 and the successful bipartisan infrastructure bill. BIDEN'S PRESS CONFERENCE GETS PANNED BY CRITICS: ‘TOTAL DISASTER’ Democrats supported his message, but independents and Republicans both gave the president an ‘F’ grade. "They said he seems so out of touch – what he said is simply untrue," Carter told Ainsley Earhardt. "They’re just simply not buying his message." President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Biden went on to say he hasn’t been able to get Republicans to help improve things in the country, for which Republicans and...
    Julia Garner, who portrays real-life scam artist Anna Delvey in the upcoming Netflix series Inventing Anna, says she got to know fraudster during a prison visit — and found her to be 'really sweet' and 'charming,' if seemingly unremorseful.  The 27-year-old actress stars as Delvey, real name Anna Sorokin, in a 10-episode Shonda Rhimes-produced series set to premiere in February, and she opened up about her bizarre meeting with her at Albion Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York. Speaking to Town & Country, which she covers this month, Garner said of Delvey: 'She’s actually really sweet. She was extremely charming. She’s very gentle. But then her voice gets less soft-spoken when she wants something.' Julia Garner, 27, covers the February issue of Town & Country and discusses her role in the upcoming Netflix series Inventing Anna She says she got to know the scammer (pictured at her April 2019 trial) during a prison visit 'She’s actually really sweet. She was extremely charming. She’s very gentle. But then her voice gets less soft-spoken when she wants something,' she said Garner had plenty of material to...
    DANIEL CORMIER admitted he has 'no interest' in training Jake Paul - and reckons the YouTuber's switch to MMA 'seems like a ploy'. Paul is 5-0 as a boxer but recently revealed plans to one day make a move to the cage. 3Daniel Cormier and head coach Javier Mendez 3Jake Paul has hinted at an MMA switchCredit: AFP He later claimed Javier Mendez - who has coached the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Cormier - would be his choice of MMA trainer. But former two-weight UFC champion DC would not be lending his knowledge to Paul, who once called him out to a fight. Cormier, 42, told The Schmo: “No, I have no interest in that. It seems like a lot of ploys, right? It’s always ploys. “I don’t know how true much of it is, but it seems like a ploy to me, so I’m not going to play that game.” Paul, 24, most recently knocked out ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley in their December rematch, four months after initially winning on points. It added to KO's over...
    With an NBA expansion looking more and more likely, basketball fans in Seattle and Las Vegas are getting fired up about the future.  While we may be in the middle of another exciting NBA season, that hasn’t stopped the talks of a potential expansion coming into place in the near future. This has been a popular topic of conversation for years now and two cities in particular could get big news: Seattle and Las Vegas. According to recent reports, ownership groups indeed are in place for Seattle and Las Vegas to make something happen. This is huge. https://mobile.twitter.com/highkin/status/1478520331887284231?t=vTDk1nPXtMuwMwtPKp3HXQ&s=19Seattle and Las Vegas could receive NBA teams down the roadStarting with Las Vegas, Sin City has long wanted a pro hoops team in town. We’ve all seen the success of the NBA Summer League over there. Plus, with Las Vegas adding the Golden Knights and Raiders, local officials have dreaming of adding NBA and MLB teams. It could happen soon. Meanwhile in the Pacific Northwest, folks all over the state of Washington haven’t forgotten about Clay Bennett stealing the SuperSonics from Seattle...
    What did we learn from the BBC's heavily promoted documentary The Princes and the Press? Well for a start we discovered a lot more about the presenter - BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan - than the Royals. Mr Rajan wears jewellery, seems slightly chippy and extremely sure of himself. A far cry from Jenny Bond, Nicholas Witchell, and the school of fawning obeisance. By choosing this self-confessed republican to front a prime-time programme about the Royals, the BBC seems to have decided it's time to end their traditional coverage which often seemed to be conducted from the bended knee position. The rise of Amol Rajan at the BBC in just five years has been phenomenal.  Appointed editor of the Independent newspaper at just 29, he'd previously worked as a researcher and assistant presenter on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff. Rajan is confident, brainy, and sure of his own worth. Nothing wrong in that, but he's rubbed a few (less talented) folk up the wrong way in his quest for fame and success. One BBC insider describes his 'magnificent vanity' coupled...
    "All of humanity could be wiped out if they make [another] tragic error," Glenn responded. "This is not something that the elites should be the ones making the decision. We should all be involved in these decisions. There's no bigger decision to make than, 'should we be playing around with things that don't exist necessarily in nature that have jumped to humans?' Should we be playing around with these things, making [dangerous viruses], so in case it jumps to humans, we can kill it with a vaccine? This is insanity. Insanity. Especially with arrogance coupled to it." Sen. Paul went on to point out the additional dangers of allowing any one person to have too much authority, particularly, as in the case of Dr. Fauci, a person with casual disregard for both science and individual liberty. "Fauci not only has a casual disregard for science, but also for individual liberty. You combine the two — ignoring the science, and then having no regard at all for individual liberty — and you have a really dangerous...
    Shanna Moakler wished the best for her ex-husband Travis Barker and his fiancée Kourtney Kardashian this week, even as she seemed to take a playful jab at them. The 46-year-old model shared her thoughts on her famous ex while out and about with her on–off boyfriend Matthew Rondeau in footage shared by Page Six on Friday.  'Really, they got engaged?' Shanna joked when she was asked about the couple. 'I haven’t heard anything about it!'  Mixed bag: Travis Barker's ex-wife Shanna Moakler said she was 'super happy' for him and fiancée Kourtney Kardashian, even as she seemed to shade them in video from Page Six; seen in 2014 in Santa Monica Shanna and Mathew were both seated in her white convertible as she stopped to chat after they took a trip to a spa. 'I'm super happy for them,' she said on a more serious note. 'I think it's great.'  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Scott Disick and Kris Jenner catch up over lunch in the... Scott Disick bonds with son Mason at a boat...
    You can see why the venerable and much-missed Public Theater was determined to stick by its grand musical hope, The Visitor. This world premiere was long-delayed by the pandemic, and had such drama offstage that its lead, the Tony-winning Ariel Sta’chel, left the show just before its opening. But the Public was set on seeing it through, and using The Visitor to herald its own post-pandemic return. Its makers proudly vouch for the politics of the show, which in earnest, emphatic terms illustrates the appalling way undocumented immigrants are treated in America. This is a musical—music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Brian Yorkey, book by Yorkey and Kwame Kwei-Armah—that is a stage adaptation of Tom McCarthy’s 2007 film of the same name. The Public hopes the musical makes a timely and piercing point about prejudice, allyship, rigidly unfair laws, and racial injustice. But it does not, and it also doesn’t work as musical theater. Indeed, it falls listlessly, cringingly short. Just as in the film, bored, restless, and sad academic Walter (David Hyde Pierce) arrives home in New York...
    VANDERPUMP Rules star Lala Kent and Randall Emmett have officially ended their three-year engagement. The split comes weeks after allegations that Randall, 50, cheated on Lala, 31, while away on a trip filming in Tennessee. 1Lala Kent and Randall Emmett have officially ended their engagementCredit: Getty Lala has reportedly moved out of the home the couple shared together. While there were rumors of a reconciliation earlier this month, it seems that the relationship is officially over. TMZ reported on Saturday that the engagement has been “called off on both sides”. Most read in EntertainmentSTAR GONE Comedian's cause of death unknown after star passed away on October 25'MENTALLY I WAS SOMEWHERE ELSE' Will Smith says he 'considered suicide' in new docu-seriesPicturedUP IN SMOKE? Matthew Perry looks unrecognizable smoking cigarettes after scoring book dealMEMORIES Teen Mom Amber shares drawing of daughter after Leah didn't respond to apologyRED HOT Kourtney Kardashian poses in latex dress & shows off engagement ring from TravisTAY'S RETURN? Teen Mom fans think Cory Wharton's girlfriend Taylor is filming for the show A source told the outlet that there’s...
    DOG the Bounty Hunter is calling off his search on Brian Laundrie following the FBI’s discovery of human remains on a Florida nature reserve.  The television personality, whose real name is Duane Chapman, joined the search for Laundrie back in September. 4'Dog' the Bounty Hunter joined the search for Laundrie in SeptemberCredit: John Chapple for The Sun US 4The FBI confirmed that human remains were founds during the search for LaundrieCredit: WFLA News Channel 8 “We are praying for Gabby’s family as yet another day ends with seemingly more questions than answers though it does seem the search for Brian is indeed over,” Chapman, 68, told The Sun as he expressed gratitude towards authorities working the case. From the beginning, Chapman speculated that Laundrie's parents knew where their son was hiding and his alleged involvement in Gabby Petito’s murder. “There will be time to ask questions such as what was the extent of the Laundries’ involvement in aiding Brian,” he said. “But now we wait.” The FBI confirmed Wednesday that human remains were discovered in Carlton Reserve where Laundrie was...
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that President Joe Biden has made the immigration system worse and that his immediate reversal of former President Donald Trump’s immigration rules was “a big open door signal.” Brooks said Biden “inherited a gigantic mess that nobody has had the solution for. I think Biden did make it worse. And part of the problem was, they promised, on day one, they would reverse all the Trump rules. Reversing the Trump rules was a good idea. But doing it all at once, on day one, people in the transition, in the White House were warning about that. They were saying, we’ll be overwhelmed. It’ll be a big open door signal. And we don’t have the facilities to handle what’s about to hit us. And that turned out to be true. I think what bothers me…was, it seems to be arbitrary, like who gets sent where. It seems like it’s just like, who knows who’s being decided? There’s no methodology. There’s no procedure for a lot of people. And so, we’re...
    Sara Oliva and Matt McGee in The People Downstairs at American Stage in St. Petersburg, Florida.americanstage/flickr Life has been particularly challenging for the Lisowskis of Buffalo. After the death of his wife, aging father and husband Miles (a splendid, understated Don Walker), is a lost soul. He’s barely hanging on to his job as a funeral home custodian. He fills his free time at the kitchen table listening to his transistor radio with coffee cup after cup of whiskey on an alcoholic marathon. The highlight of his half blind, agoraphobic daughter’s day is dictating random thoughts into a cassette tape for Louis, her drug lord penpal who in this case is actually serving time in the pen. The family home is in complete disrepair; piles of junk block the stairway to the upstairs bedrooms rendering the entire floor uninhabitable. The power is off and the contents of the refrigerator have spoiled. This is the stuff of soul-crushing drama à la Eugene O’Neill—except Natalie Symons’ “The People Downstairs” is an uproarious, endearing laugh-a-minute dark comedy. The People DownstairsA world premiere by...
    JOE Biden's mental acuity has once again been called into question after a news anchor suggested "something is wrong" with the president after repeated blunders in recent months. James Morrow, a host for Sky News in Australia, made the remarks in a broadcast on Thursday when reacting to a clip of Biden fumbling over his words during a press conference about labor unions last week. 3Biden's mental acuity was called into question long before he took office in JanuaryCredit: Getty 3James Morrow, a host for Sky News in Australia, made the remarks in a broadcast on ThursdayCredit: Sky News During his live remarks, Biden bizarrely stated that "this is the part where I'm supposed to stop and walk out of the room. But with your permission, I'm going to walk into the room because I want to say hello to all of you." An exasperated Morrow, who has routinely questioned Biden's health in the last few weeks, responded: "What's going on with this guy? "Every time we look at Joe Biden, something seems to be getting worse and worse and...
    RONALD KOEMAN has a number of attacking dilemmas as Barcelona prepare to try and gain revenge against Bayern Munich. The Blaugrana were thrashed 8-2 by the German side in the quarter finals of the Champions League in 2020 with the wounds still sore from that pasting. 3Ronald Koeman has a number of injury issues ahead of Barcelona's clash with Bayern MunichCredit: EPA 3How Barcelona could line-up against Bayern MunichCredit: The Sun The two sides will go head-to-head again tomorrow night at the Nou Camp, but the hosts will be without several of their forwards for the clash. Martin Braithwaite is the latest to be ruled out, with Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Aguero and Ansu Fati already missing due to injury. That means new arrival Luuk de Jong looks set to lead the line with Memphis Depay and the now-fit Philippe Coutinho due to support him in attack. Pedri, Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong will likely form the midfield. Sergino Dest still has not recovered from a knock picked up on international duty with USA, therefore Sergi Roberto should get the...
    Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) cheered for being the first doctor to develop and use an anti-typhoid vaccine. There are some moments in global history that are remembered, whether they are world wars, scientific discoveries, the moon landing, or the collapse of the Berlin wall. If you were alive during these events, you will never forget them. When vaccines for illnesses like typhoid, polio, and others came about, the world began to change for the better. We celebrated the doctors who were part of the development, while the people who seemed to spread the disease—even unknowingly—have been castigated. This is something that Martin Kulldorf, a professor in Harvard Medical College, seems to be completely oblivious to in an ill-considered tweet that mirrors so much of conservative thought: xFor thousands of years, disease pathogens have spread from person to person. Never before have carriers been blamed for infecting the next sick person. That is a very dangerous ideology.— Martin Kulldorff (@MartinKulldorff) August 24, 2021 First of all, on several levels I agree with this. Blaming people for spreading disease has often resulted in direct harm to communities and...
    08/28/2021 at 6:01 PM CEST England, Silverstone, an old airfield, one of the longest routes in the world, one of the most complicated scenarios, especially due to its climate (it is cold, very cold, in the middle of August), has finally been the scene of the resurgence of a great pilot, the rebirth of a champion, the Catalan Pol Espargaró, who has been living a real way of the cross since he joined the considered best team in the MotoGP World Championship, Repsol Honda, as a partner of no less champion Marc Márquez. MotoGP on DAZN available live and on demand. Subscribe and start your month for free ‘Polyccio’ has achieved today, at Silverstone, his 20th pole position, but the first with the MotoGP Honda and the first of the winged firm that, certainly, is not having, the truth, as it was not in 2020, a good 2021. “Well, let’s hope that this wonderful ‘pole’, very worked, on a long, difficult track, in which any error is tenths that you lose, it really means...
    Only 8 points separate Max Verstappen from the World Cup leader, Lewis hamilton, and after a well-deserved vacation, the excitement seems to have returned in its maximum splendor in Belgium after the crazy Hungarian GP that we live at the beginning of August. Equality between Mercedes and Red Bull seems maximum. That is what the times of the second free practice session indicate, with Verstappen setting the best time of the day in his qualifying simulation with the soft rubber, only beating by 41 thousandths of a Valtteri Bottas and by 72 thousandths to Lewis Hamilton. Valtteri He is not in the pools because he carries a penalty of 5 places on the starting grid for throwing Max in Budapest, and that would leave the young Red Bull hopeful face to face with the reigning champion in the fight for pole this Saturday. However, no hasty conclusions can be drawn because we do not know the potential that both drivers have in their cars for qualifying. And above all, because of the weather. The forecast indicates that there is a...