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Anthem Terminates Merger With Cigna, Threatens To Pursue Damages

Delaware Chancery Court - not the U.S. Supreme Court - will be where the action is as one-time merger partners Anthem (ANTM) and Cigna (CI) wage a legal battle over the fallout from the collapse of their $54 billion deal. And it disputed Anthem's allegations of sabotage. However, the judge also said Anthem may have a strong case that Cigna didn't live up to its commitment to try to preserve the tie-up.

Melissa McCarthy Rides Through New York as Spicer

After reports that Sean Spicer was spotted literally hiding in the bushes to avoid reporters on Tuesday evening, it was clear that this week's episode of Saturday Night Live would likely be pretty wonderful. I can't wait to see what McCarthy does with that. Sitting in a makeup chair, McCarthy can be seen transforming into the White House press secretary. The sketch ends with McCarthy completely drenching herself in ranch dressing, then spooning it off her chest and into her mouth.

Trump warns Comey over leaks to media — Federal Bureau of Investigation row

Mr Trump said this week he alone was responsible for the decision to sack Mr Comey, calling him a "showboat" and "grandstander". Spicer, who kept his answers short during Friday's briefing and largely dodged specific questions about Trump's meeting with Comey, said he was not aware that any recording of the Trump-Comey meeting exists.

Melissa McCarthy drives podium around NYC as Sean Spicer for 'SNL' gag

But Melissa's impersonation of Spicer has to be the most delicious surprise of this season", James Andrew Miller, author of "Live From New York: "The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live ", told CNN . Donning her now-famous Spicer drag, McCarthy yelled at cars to get out of her way as she sped along - to the delight of dozens of onlookers that captured the skit on their phones.

Sinclair Broadcast Group buys Fox 13's owner, Tribune Media, for $3.9 billion

A Sinclair spokesperson couldn't be reached for comment. For Fox, holding some sway over Sinclair-Tribune's destiny will be critical if the local broadcaster develops further ambitions in providing nationwide TV programming, such as creating its own competitor to Fox News or acquiring football broadcast rights.

Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 2 dead

The driver was reported to be in a critical condition. The Athens News Agency reported about 100 passengers were on board the train and some media reports said five carriages had derailed. One of the three-storey house's two tenants said he and his friend jumped from the balcony. "We heard a awful explosion and we were very scared", said Mir, 26, who only gave his first name.

Pippa Middleton invokes 'no ring, no bring' wedding rule

Although Kate is not eligible for the role, she could be the matron of honour at Pippa's wedding. One outfit will be for the ceremony at St Mark's Church in her hometown Englefield and the other will be for the reception. Another potential adjustment to plans could be the last minute inclusion of Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle. First, " no ring, no bring ", which means no "plus one " if you're neither married nor engaged.

Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who has never lost to the Warriors in a playoff series, was asked if a strong defensive effort against Houston, which specialized in 3-point shots, provided confidence against Golden State. Mills has been outstanding, with 14 points and seven assists in their series clincher against the Rockets on Thursday and 20 points in game five.

Trump doesn't think daily press briefings are necessary anymore

Trump said he would make up his mind whether to scrap the briefings "over the next couple weeks". "We do it through a piece of paper with a perfectly accurate, attractive answer". During the interview, Trump talked about how James Clapper said there was no evidence of his campaign's collusion with Russian Federation (even though Clapper somewhat refuted this during the week).

Forget Mother's Day, Celebrate National Mama's Bail Out Day

So far, they have brought in almost $500,000 for the campaign, with $25,000 set aside for use in each city. Activists have also raised money individually as well. Therefore, in the days leading up to Mother's Day (May 14th) in the United States, the campaign is working with public defenders, community members, churches, and other spiritual institutions to help raise money to bail out Black mothers.

ABC revives 'American Idol', promises 'bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol'

The network recently won the rights to one of the most successful singing competitions that aired for 15 seasons before ending its run a year ago. Good Morning America also confirmed the news on Tuesday morning, with Robin Roberts saying, "Very exciting announcement ...

Kristian Kostov Registers Best Performance for Bulgaria in Eurovision

Hosted by Ukraine in Kiev, the contest featured a familiar high-tech stage using projections, fireworks and pyrotechnics to illustrate the 26 songs. The song "Amar Pelos Dios" earned him a total of 758 points. Eurovision , now in its 62nd year, is intended as apolitical global entertainment. Russian Federation - one of Eurovision's heavy hitters - is tied with Sweden for the most top-five finishes this century.

Charlie Hunnam was offered a cameo in Game Of Thrones

He tells Friday's show: "It's all about balance of spectacle and substance, and if there is balance I am happy to get my kit off". "I just drove off with it and now have it at home", he said. Ritchie replied: "You might have to get Semitic roots, which I'm sure you could find if you dig deep enough". Men make fun of their femininity easily, and get away because well, you know, you are not to take any of this seriously.

Kelly Ripa's New Live Co-Host Is Ryan Seacrest

The show is now renamed as "Live with Kelly and Ryan", according to The Hollywood Reporter . CNN broke the news before Monday's broadcast that Ryan Seacrest , who has guest hosted Live five times since Strahan left past year, will become Ripa's new permanent co-host on the program.

Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Salvador Sobral's tender ballad, Amar Pelos Dois , challenged the contest's kitsch reputation as he dedicated the win to "music that means something". Moldova's SunStroke Project finished a surprising third, with a bouncy, jazzy song called Hey Mamma! that featured a clever stage routine in which the female back-up singers hid their microphones in bridal bouquets.

Bindi Irwin Clears the Air on Mom Terri & Russell Crowe Dating Rumors

The star went on to reveal Terri is still too connected to her late husband, Steve Irwin. While her mom and Russell have a long history of friendship (they're both deeply committed to preserving the environment, much like Steve was), there's nothing romantic going on.

Melissa McCarthy Spotted As Spicer In NYC

Saturday's episode should grab attention as well as big ratings for " SNL " and that's because while Baldwin and McKinnon have defined this season, McCarthy's Spicer is its most unexpected star. On Thursday, McCarthy posted a GIF on Instagram in which she waves her arms and rushes at the camera. "Come on", she yelled, road raging at the slow-moving cars around her.

Donald Trump mum on whether he tapes talks with visitors

Now they're trying to contain the damage by steering President Donald Trump back to calmer waters, so far without success. She characterized Trump's decision to fire Comey amid an active investigation into his campaign as somehow consistent with the "drain the swamp" message Trump used in the last weeks of the campaign.

Bulgaria's Kristian Kostov 2nd in Eurovision Song Contest

KIEV – Portugal won the Eurovision 2017 song contest late Saturday, for its first time, with the song “Amor Pelos Dois” (For the Both of Us) sung by Salvador Sobral, in the grand final gala of the competition held in Kiev. That's the Eurovision all wrapped up until next year then, when The Rubberbandits could well be stirring things up on Ireland's behalf . "Russia's participation was scuttled by host Ukraine over the two nations' diplomatic and military conflict".

Harry Styles to vote for anti-Brexit candidate, saying people 'better together'

The former One Direction star played a rock version of the rapper's famous Ultralight Beam, from West's seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo. Harry Styles' dating antics have always hit the headlines from Taylor Swift to the latest Tess Ward take a look though his dating history.

Joe Schmidt, Gregor Townsend and Jamie Joseph react to Pool A draw

The top three teams from each pool at Rugby World Cup 2015 automatically qualified for the 2019 tournament and were split into three bands based on their current world rankings. "When you get into that type (of tournament) - the European Cup or all those things - you don't forecast, you don't predict what's going to happen, you don't gamble on things".

Trump's frustrations are boiling over after Comey dismissal

Thursday's hearing was scheduled to address global security threats, but there were frequent questions about Comey and the FBI's Russian Federation probe. At Liberty, the nation's largest Christian college, Trump peppered his remarks with the kind of anti-establishment rhetoric that fueled his maverick presidential campaign, telling graduates to challenge "entrenched interests".

"King Arthur" packs a (special effect) punch in theaters

While the story is a familiar one for most, Guy Ritchie's interpretation gives life to it, making a quick trip to the restroom almost impossible to do. From beginning to end, the film does not skimp on fight scenes. With his magical sword and bad boy reputation, Arthur portrays similar qualities to those of Hunnam's previous role as Jax Teller in " Sons of Anarchy ".

4 candidates to be FBI director are in line for interviews

Comey regardless of any advice from the Justice Department. In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, the president said Comey told him directly, "You are not under investigation", when Trump asked him about the probe examining his campaign's possible collusion with the Kremlin during the 2016 election.

Portugal win first ever Eurovision Song Contest

Twenty-five competitors carried on that tradition this year - performing on a wide stage backed by flashing lights, bursts of flames and other effects. Samoylova has already been announced as Russia's Eurovision candidate for 2018. The Moscow-Kiev split is a headache for Eurovision's producer, the European Broadcasting Union, which strives mightily to keep pop and politics separate.

WH: Nothing wrong with Trump asking Comey if he's under investigation

Trump and O'Donnell have sparred in the press since 2006, when O'Donnell, then a co-host of "The View", criticized Trump's decision to not fire a Miss USA victor despite underage drinking and sexual activities. His account has not been confirmed and the FBI Director would not normally discuss an open investigation like that. The contradicting portrayals of Comey raised further questions about Trump's motivations for firing him.

Portugal wins Eurovision for the first time

By the time the curtain falls on the 2017 contest, 1,479 songs will have been performed in total, according to Eurovision . The fado-tinged song " Amar Pelos Dois " was performed by 27-year-old Salvador Sobral, who is awaiting a heart transplant.

Don't portray my father as underworld don: Haji Mastan's son threatens Rajinikanth

There were reports in the media that the film is based on the life of a god father like personality Haji Masthan who supposedly championed the causes of Tamils in Mumbai during the eighties. The statement comes after Sundar Shaeker, in a notice to Rajinikanth, wrote, "You are depicting my God Father and a well-known national political leader as a smuggler and underworld don, which is highly unacceptable and I strongly oppose such misrepresentation of my God Father".

Kiev to host Eurovision Grand Final today

As far as Eurovision song contests go, the 2017 edition had it all. Twenty-five competitors carried on that tradition this year - performing on a wide stage backed by flashing lights, bursts of flames and other effects. But the sweet intentions were soured for this 62nd edited when Russia's participation was scuttled by host Ukraine over the two nations' diplomatic and military conflict.

Bulgaria scores record-high second place in Eurovision 2017

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place in Portugal. See all of the action from Eurovision 2017 as it happened here! Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois ( Love For Both ) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet strings and a piano.

LYRICS QUIZ: 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Finalists

The Eurovision competition was founded in a spirit of bringing together a post-World War II Europe, author Chris West told the CBC . Although the contest is supposed to be nonpolitical, this year's Eurovision saw its share of controversy.

Federal Bureau of Investigation head 'nauseous' over election inquiry

Comey said he treated both cases consistently and that the biggest difference was that one investigation was over or almost over, and the other was just beginning. "My goal was to say what is true". Of those, agents found a dozen that contained classified information, but they were messages investigators had already seen.

Melissa McCarthy drives podium through NYC streets as Sean Spicer

The Time Warner Center also houses CNN's NY headquarters. McCarthy was clearly filming a skit for an upcoming Saturday Night Live episode, but it's unclear exactly what was going on or what she was saying. The show's musical guest will be Haim . Image via YouTube.comPress secretary Sean Spicer will again be object of satire - with video evidence coming from the streets of NY, where McCarthy-as-Spicer was seen driving her motorized lectern.

Prince Philip Announces His Retirement

Rumors of illness and death circulated, but it turns out her 95-year-old husband Prince Philip , the Duke of Edinburgh will step down from all royal duties. The announcement of Philip's retirement was made following a meeting of all senior royal staff at Buckingham Palace, news of which prompted media speculation about the health of the royals.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Spoiler Review

Who else would you like to see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (aside from the Guardians , of course)? On top of the $17 million made on foreign soil, the film's total worldwide gross is at $435 million, making it the 15th most successful DreamWork's movie, behind 2001 classic, Shrek ($484 million).