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JK Rowling Has Apologized For Killing The Most Loyal 'Harry Potter' Character

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For the fourth consecutive year, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has apologized for killing off a popular character - and this year, she apologizes for killing Dobby the House Elf. Once again, it's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death. Initially, when Dobby was introduced in the second part - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - he appeared to always create new problems for Potter, but later on, his character went on to be ... Read More »

Miley Cyrus rescinds 2008 apology for near-nude photo

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The 25-year-old singer - who is engaged to Liam Hemsworth - is now abstaining from the drug because she is "very focused" on her work, but she's expecting to pick her habit back up at some point. However, after backlash, the Disney star was forced to issue an apology. As for her apologizing at the time, Cyrus said to the host: "I'm sure someone told me to". Read More »

Budget Oversight Committee: 'Ireland paying disproportionate amount to European Union budget'

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Germany , the euro zone's biggest contributor to the European Union budget, does not believe the 19 countries that now share the euro need a separate budget, or, if at all, a very small one. The Commission is suggesting raising the legal amount it can ask member states contribute to the budget - from 1.2 per cent to 1.29 per cent of GNI - in order to provide a safety net for borrowing on the markets for a "fiscal stabilisation mechanism". Read More »

Ryan Reynolds shares Deadpool's Avengers rejection letter

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Don't get upset just yet, as he has a very good reason for the trepidation. "I wouldn't suggest for a second that our writing would be at that level, but I do think that we could go to a lot of very unexpected places", says Reynolds. The studio has not announced a release date for the planned X-Force film, directed by Drew Goddard. After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender ... Read More »

Hulu Sets Premiere Date for Stephen King Drama Castle Rock

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Setting a horror series in the shared literary world of Stephen King is one of those ideas that's so good it feels like someone should have definitely thought of it 20 years ago. Watch the teaser above and let us know what you think. What was your favorite Stephen King reference here? In addition to those references, a few actors from previous King adaptations have parts on Castle Rock . Read More »

Elizabeth Olsen Wishes Her 'Avengers: Infinity War' Costume Wasn't So Cleavage-y

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I like corsets, but I'd like it to be higher", Olsen told Elle . Everyone has these things that cover them - Tessa Thompson does, Scarlett ( Johansson ) does. However, hers still flashes quite a bit of cleavage. It's especially odd since Widow, who's a spy has a more covered-up chest area that she does. It could be argued that at least Scarlet Witch has a coat to cover up a bit, whereas Black Widow's look is super, super tight. Read More »

Paul Blackthorne Is Leaving Arrow After This Season

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TVline reports that Paul Blackthorne will not be returning as a series regular for season seven of Arrow , which was recently renewed by the CW . Airing on Thursday nights at 9/8c on The CW, Arrow also stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance. Read More »

Facebook M voice assistant may power the smart speakers

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Google's Home line of speakers will reach 18 million users this year and will account for 30% of the smart speaker user market by 2020. It is a high time for one of the world's biggest tech companies to delay the launch in the smart speaker segment when other giants have already begun competing in the space. Read More »

Ryan Reynolds Reacts to Blake Lively Unfollowing Him on Instagram

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The storyline clarifies why Lively also cleared her entire following and is now following 36 accounts all named Emily Nelson and all "unaware" that the moment they came across Blake Lively's follow request, it wasn't any other but the Gossip Girl star with her display picture removed. Read More »

Hulu exceeds 20 million subscribers; offline viewing coming soon

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This number includes those who subscribe to its on-demand service as well as subscribers to Hulu with Live TV . Hulu has announced that they're preparing a feature that'll let you download TV shows in their app for offline viewing . Hulu will also be the home of a slate of new, original series inspired by characters from DreamWorks' franchises and upcoming feature films. DreamWorks Animation Television will develop and produce the series, which will debut on Hulu beginning in 2020. Read More »

Harshvardhan Kapoor's 'Bhavesh Joshi Superhero' trailer out, Desi superhero movie

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In the trailer , we see Harshvardhan Kapoor , who along with his friends starts a YouTube channel as they are sick and exhausted of the corruption in Mumbai . Talking at the trailer launch, Vikramaditya said , "The idea basically started from the frustration of living in our country". After seeing the Hollywood Avenger: Infinity War we are more excited to see "Desi Avenger". Read More »

Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein

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The actress said in a statement to the New York Times that any financial recuperation from the lawsuit would be donated to Time's Up, "so that women and men in all professions may have legal redress for sexual harassment, economic retaliation and damage to their careers". Read More »

Kathy Griffin Is Retracting Her Apology For Photo Of Trump's Decapitated Head

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But Monday on " The View ", Griffin's attitude toward the image - which landed her under federal investigation for two months - took an entirely different tone. Which brings us to her defense of Wolf-which came with rebukes for a few other people who were in the room. It wasn't amusing, I get it. But when you do something like that, I really did just try to make a statement. Read More »

Johnny Depp Sued By Security Guards Over Unpaid Wages

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Johnny Depp's legal entanglements grew by one on Tuesday, after two men who say they worked as security for the " Pirates of the Caribbean " star filed suit against the actor. The former guards also say they were subjected to a unsafe work environment - like another security guard accidentally shooting himself in the leg - and labor violations. Read More »

Kanye West quotes that are making people twitch

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Have you read Trendiee Today? West later defended his comments, saying that they were misinterpreted and that he "brought up the 400 years point because we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years". "Once again I am being attacked for presenting new ideas", the rapper continued. Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will. Read More »

Japanese Scientists Create Real-Life, Functional Transformer

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As for the J-deite RIDE's utilitarian and practical uses? Or robot to auto. However, if the vehicle is in walking mode, it can only move at a slow crawl of 100 metres per hour. It is a vehicle that turns into a robot and back into a auto like the famous Transformers . I'd like to think that at some point in the evolution of Transformers , they looked as cheesy as this auto one from Brave Robotics , Asratec Corp , and Sansei Technologies . Read More »

Kanye West suggests slavery was 'a choice'

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He not only went ahead to profess his love for President Donald Trump but insisted that the blacks and whites are one human race. Tanisha Ford, associate professor of Africana studies and history at University of DE, joined CBSN on Tuesday to discuss the impact of his remarks. Read More »

Akshay Kumar defends choice to auction off Rustom uniform

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Akshay Kumar's post - and reported by wife Twinkle Khanna - about auctioning off the Naval officer's uniform worn in 2016 film Rustom has snowballed into an ugly exchange of threats on social media between Twinkle and a man believed to be an army officer. Read More »

Kane Wins Republican Primary in Knox County Mayoral Race

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Best known as WWE superstar Kane , Jacobs can not officially be declared the victor until next week, because the Knox County Election Commission said there are 43 provisional ballots that still need to be counted. Jacobs, 51, defeated county commissioners Brad Anders and Bob Thomas for the Republican nomination. Kane declared victory Tuesday night, but it was a VERY close race.it reportedly came within less than 20 votes. Read More »

Late-Night Hosts Defend Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

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Because he's incapable of letting anyone else be the centre of attention, giant man-baby Donald Trump has teed off on comedian Michelle Wolf over her performance at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner . One vindictive fabricated news article clipping claims to show a 2015 arrest on bestiality charges in Wolf's hometown of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Read More »

Lantern Capital to acquire bankrupt Weinstein Company for $310 million

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The deal with Lantern was forged with the input of the office of the NY attorney general, according to a company statement. On Tuesday, a studio representative said the Lantern bid, which was negotiated with the NY state attorney general's office, offered "the highest and best value for the estate and its creditors". Read More »

Black Panther Deleted Scene Shows A Tense Moment

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W'Kabi himself is consumed by his quest for vengeance against Andy Serkis' Klau and ultimately assists Erik Killmonger ( Michael B. Jordan ) in overthrowing the King of Wakanda from his throne. Fortunately, director Ryan Coogler shared a never-before-seen deleted scene on Tuesday. Indeed, the film's editor, Michael Shawver, recently told The Wrap that this particular exchange between Gurira and Kaluuya's respective characters was "hands down the most painful to cut", as it's a raw, ... Read More »

Nathan Shepherd: The Story, The Player, and The Impact

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Depth on both the defensive and offensive lines figure to be targets for NY in the later rounds, as well as possibly tight end, running back and cornerback. When he couldn't return to Simon Fraser, he walked on at Fort Hays State. He is seven years removed from high school, and is finally achieving his dream. Read More »

Amcu wants August 16 to be workers' day

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If we said workers had to earn R15‚000 many people would lose their jobs and businesses would have to close. "We can not go back and say R3,500 should be endorsed as the minimum wage in South Africa", he said. He added that despite the positive changes in South Africa for many workers since the beginning of democracy, the situation remains dire and is most likely to remain so for a long time unless major policy changes are made by the government in order to accommodate the needs of workers. Read More »

Kanye West Slammed For Saying Slavery Was A "Choice"

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You were there for 400 years, and it is all of y'all? He goes on to say "that we're the human race". "I think what you're doing right now is actually the absence of thought", Lathan said . West posted a screenshot of his text conversation with Sean on Twitter Tuesday (May 1), in which the "Bounce Back" rapper writes, "Interview all GEMS!" Simply put, I assumed he just said it for attention. Read More »

'The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening responds to controversy over 'racist' Apu

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu, whose documentary The Problem with Apu helped bring the debate around Apu in the public spotlight, also expressed his disappointment in Groening's response. In the wake of the controversy, Apu voice actor Hank Azaria said he is willing to step aside . While Groening did little to add any clarification, current Simpsons showrunner Al Jean promised that this wouldn't be the last we'd hear about Apu's status . Read More »

Kanye West says slavery was 'a choice'

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He said he became addicted to opioids doctors had prescribed after the liposuction which led to him taking more pills during his Life Of Pablo tour which was cut short in November 2016 when he was admitted to hospital. West said he wants an apology from Obama, who called him a "jacka**" in 2009 for interrupting Taylor Swift's speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. "Don't tell the world I'm a jackass", he said. Read More »

Meghan Markle gets a crucial wedding tip from friend Serena Williams

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I didn't get to eat mine at the wedding. We were just having so much fun". Likewise, Williams also makes sure that Ohanian knows how their relationship would be different if she was the same race as him. When asked how she feels about her close friend getting married in what is to be one of the biggest events of this year, she says, "I'm obviously super happy for her". Read More »

Trump gives thumbs-down to White House Correspondent's Dinner comic

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Speaking of which, why did they hire her? Chambers then asked whether the White House was concerned about Rep. Adam Schiff's (D., Calif.) opinion that Mueller's leaked questions indicate a focus on obstruction of justice. Trump still apparently nurses a grudge from the 2011 dinner , when Barack Obama and Seth Meyers mercilessly skewered him , possibly to the point of inspiring him to run for president to prove his haters wrong. Read More »

Kylie Jenner Is Evening Standard Magazine's Cover Star

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Kylie Jenner is opening up about her life as a new mom in a candid interview with none other than her sister, Kim Kardashian! Kim asked her sister about how she was coping with the early challenges of motherhood, and Kylie made it pretty clear: What challenges?! It's really satisfying. Read More »