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Basquiat painting fetches record US$110.5m at New York auction

An unidentified Sotheby's official speaks about 'Untitled , ' a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat , during a media preview at Sotheby's on May 5 in NY. He became world-famous in his 20s, and dated Madonna for a short time in the early 1980s before she was famous. "We are living in extraordinary times ", said Oliver Barker, Sotheby's senior global specialist of contemporary art who also served as auctioneer, as jubilant Sotheby's officials toasted the sale.

"Mom" forgoes Emmy campaign for Planned Parenthood donation

Lorre said when he was discussing Mom's Emmy campaign with the show's studio, Warner Bros. 'They took me seriously, which is great'. Lorre and Janney were both wearing Planned Parenthood pins and Janney was wearing an "I Stand With Planned Parenthood" t-shirt, which she showed off.

'Alien: Covenant': Katherine Waterston Shares Behind-the-Scenes Stories from the Set

Alien: Covenant actually raises more questions than it answers - on both the creature front and the creation front - but we'll leave all that for dedicated followers to see for themselves and fight over. But what are his intentions? The uninfected crew has no idea what's happening, but they know it's incredibly terrifying. Fortunately for us, they never made it back to Earth.

Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he 'knowingly' killed himself

Cornell, who grew up in Seattle, said he started using drugs at age 13 and was kicked out of school at 15. The station played non-stop songs from Soundgarden , Cornell's other bands and his solo work, as well as artists who covered Cornell's material and those who were influenced by him.

Central Texas man arrested on child porn charges

Investigators seized additional digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general's Digital Forensics Unit, according to the release. They further allege that he was in possession of more than 100 images depicting child pornography. Attorney General Ken Paxton's office said the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) arrested Joe Lawrence Islas on three counts of child pornography on May 18.

Scandal Season Finale Recap: "Tick Tock" and "Transfer of Power"

At the end of last week's episode, Jake identified Olivia Pope's mother, Maya Pope, as the mastermind who was pulling Peus and Sarah's strings. She's adapting well. She's no longer the prey, she's the predator. Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope discovers that Vargas' wife Luna was behind his assassination. It's all coming together now.

Bella Hadid suffers wardrobe malfunction at Cannes again

Portuguese model Sara Pinto Sampaio, known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel, wore a dramatic Zuhair Murad Couture gown from the Spring 2017 collection. She was there with her father, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid. On the Day 2 of the festival, the leggy girl opted for a green Brandon Maxwell thigh slit gown and coupled it with diamond earrings and neat high bun.

Trump's war with Comey intensifies

In his short letter to Comey, Trump made a specific point of mentioning that he "appreciated" how the FBI told him three times he was not personally under investigation over Russian Federation. The swirling controversy has obliterated any momentum from the House passage of the Republican health care bill last week and threatens to overshadow Trump's first worldwide trip, beginning next week, in which the president will meet with leaders in both the Middle East and Europe.

Shake Shack Inc (SHAK) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

Shares of Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK) have earned an average rating of "Hold" from the thirteen analysts that are now covering the stock. Thursday's upgrade of Shake Shack shares was based on more realistic same-store sales growth expectations, the potential for upside from new unit strength and margin leverage ahead of expectations.

'Star Wars' Young Han Solo ... First Shots from Set!!

Han Solo has the potential to be really good, but an argument about just how necessary it is could definitely be made. TMZ has posted a collection of images from the Han Solo movie set showing several actors in their costumes and some rad pre-CGI vehicle designs.

Predators reach conference finals for first time

After a 3-1 Game 6 elimination of the Blues, the Nashville Predators are on their way to the first conference finals in franchise history. Grammy winners Lady Antebellum sang the national anthem, the latest country stars to handle the honor.

Steve Harvey sued by former wife Mary Shackelford for $60 million

Shackelford has alleged that she's been "suicidal" and self-medicating in the wake of their divorce proceedings. Mary's documents state that her "acute mental shock arose from experiencing the death of a child", and accused Steve of extreme cruelty.

Kim Kardashian Reveals Truth Behind Some Of Her Most Personal Instagram Posts

In honor of Kim K finally reaching the magic 100 million number, let's take a look back at some of her most memorable Instagram moments. To celebrate, I wanted to take a look back at my most-liked posts. Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. 'Family is everything to me'. " Saint is the sweetest boy", she wrote. In true form, the 36-year-old celebrated the milestone with personal stories behind a handful of her of most-liked posts on the social media platform.

Hikma Trims Full Year Revenue Guidance After Advair Diskus Delay

Shares in Hikma plunged by nearly nine per cent at the time. Among 15 analysts covering Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. The company has market cap of 3.90 billion GBP. The stock's 50 day moving average is GBX 1,908.60 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,889.81. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This news story was published by Transcript Daily and is the sole property of of Transcript Daily.

Roderick Strong vs. Eric Young added to NXT TakeOver

Wrestlezone's Justin LaBar is now sending updates from today's NXT Takeover Chicago conference call with Triple H, who said Ciampa turned his ankle. NXT also made a couple matches for "next week" on their latest show (which means they'll be filmed before TakeOver goes live on WWE Network this weekend), so we know that Drew McIntyre will face Wesley Blake, and Aleister Black will once again be "in action" in Chicago.

Quarterly Financial Watch for Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)

Altfest L J & reported 0.62% in Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN). Several other analysts also recently commented on NLSN. Analysts await Nielsen N.V. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 31st. Nielsen N.V.'s dividend payout ratio is now 89.86%. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Stake Boosted by Norinchukin Bank The" was first posted by The Cerbat Gem and is the property of of The Cerbat Gem.

Russian Federation foreign minister still trolls about Trump classified info

Look for a hearing on the issue in that subcommittee. He dismissed outrage over Trump's disclosures as USA politicians whipping up "anti-Russian sentiment". The White House has disputed Mr Comey's account of his February conversation with Mr Trump concerning Gen Flynn but has not offered specifics. "I do think we need independent eyes to figure out what happened".

Deepika dazzles the world at Cannes Red Carpet!

Since the look was nothing but grey for the vibrant affair, we'd recommend Shruti to add some colours to her life-and return to the red carpet in a fiery avatar. "We are going for a brand". Shruti's tiresome, ordinary outfit was overshadowed by the brilliant ensembles the red carpet saw. But because it's for a makeup brand, I enjoy doing it.

Senate Intelligence Committee invites Comey to testify publicly

Those scandals have rocked the White House recently, and has further alienated Republicans in Congress who already appeared to be having a hard time working in sync with the Trump administration to move legislation. The White House vigorously denied it all. In January, only days after the inauguration, then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates had informed Trump's White House counsel that Flynn had been interviewed by the FBI as part of an active investigation.

Orrstown Financial Services Inc. Sells 429 Shares of Walt Disney Co (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 18.53 and Forward P/E ratio of 15.69. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Pivotal Research initiated the shares of DIS in report on Tuesday, October 20 with "Hold" rating. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Morgan Stanley (MS ) is at 35.06. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas on Friday, October 23 to "Neutral".

Soundgarden and Audioslave rocker Chris Cornell has died at 52

When troopers conducted a welfare check Wednesday afternoon, they found the children. She suffered some complications the next morning and was taken to a local hospital, but doctors were alarmed when the couple said they had left their newborn at home.

14th GST Council Meeting at SKICC today

An officers' panel over the last six weeks had been working towards the fitment or classification exercise - an exhaustive list specifying the tax rate of goods and services, which would be presented to the Council meeting. Naturally then, the greater compliance that all associated with a GST will be that much more hard to achieve as the multiplicity of rates will encourage gaming the system.

JK Rowling begs fans not to buy stolen 'Harry Potter' prequel

A Waterstones staff member holds a story written by JK Rowling donated by the author, for the What's Your Story? auction in aid of English PEN and Dyslexia Action , in London on June 10, 2008. But if you're offered a one-of-a-kind prequel story to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , no matter how tempting, do not buy it - J.K. Rowling herself is begging you.

Will Smith gets embroiled in Netflix debate

There are movies that are not on a screen within 8,000 miles of them. The US platform has refused to screen the two movies in French cinemas due to strict rules that mean films can not be streamed from subscription services in France until three years after their traditional box office release.

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell dies at 52

Police say he died at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel and that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide. He would not confirm the victim's name; Mr. Their music, as described by New York Times writer, Jon Pareles, as "one reunited band that can pick up right where it left off". But as successful as Cornell's public life was, his private life was often marked by problems.

Trump may pick Comey's replacement next week

The FBI typically does not confirm their existence. "Even if this investigation continues unabated, there is a substantial risk that the American people will not have confidence in its results, no matter who is appointed to succeed him, given that the director of the FBI serves at the pleasure of the president", the group wrote.

Why Concussion Spotters Couldn't Pull Sidney Crosby From Game 6 Vs. Capitals

There is momentum - the Washington Capitals are coming off of a 4-2 win Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins to remain alive in an Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. Crosby had been diagnosed with a concussion seven days earlier - at least the fourth of his career - that forced him to miss Game 4 and caused many to scrutinize whether the NHL's preeminent figure should ease back into the series to ensure full recovery.

Amash: Grounds for Impeachment if Comey's Trump Memo Is True

For Democrats but also for some moderate Republicans, there is growing concern that the Trump White House refused to hand over transcripts or tapes, with "three separate congressional investigations ongoing into Russian meddlings or ties between Russian officials and Trump's staff", she said .

Havent prepared much for Cannes this time: Sonam Kapoor

The handsome message, posted by Sonam reads as, "Dear mama and papa. happy anniversary. It's about being lovely and you look handsome only if you're happy inside and confident". Sonam said, "My father used to call me giraffe because I had a really long neck". The actor will be flying out for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival as a L'Oréal ambassador with sister/stylist/producer/co-designer Rhea Kapoor.

Irrfan Khan wants to redefine himself

The film has been declared tax-free in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Hindi Medium revolves around a couple (Irrfan and Saba Qamar) trying to seek admission for their child in a good school, and the (comic) lengths they resort to for their goal.

Taylor Swift is dating ANOTHER British actor

The site says Alwyn lives with his parents, but noted Swift has been renting a flat in North London just to be close to him while visiting England. "She was feeling overexposed and like things were nearly spiraling out of control". "She is happy, excited, nervous, anxious and worried about falling in love all over again".

Microsoft criticizes governments stockpiling software vulnerabilities following WannaCrypt ransomware attack

The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide.

Rolf Harris to be released from prison

Despite reports only last week that the earliest he would be released was June, Judge Deborah Taylor yesterday granted Mr Harris bail. Harris is on trial accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s. But she said she felt empowered by Harris' conviction and began to feel "I might be vindicated". "I looked up and as I did he slid his right hand under my breast and said to me, 'Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?'" When sexual abuse by former BBC ...

How to Talk to Girls at Parties gets three teasers

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most risky place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon. Three short teasers have appeared for John Cameron Mitchell's How to Talk to Girls at Parties , an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story of the same name.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny steps down as Fine Gael leader

In what is expected to be a two-horse race, nearly 21,000 Fine Gael party members will vote at 26 polling stations from May 29 to June 1, and the parliamentary party, which includes 73 TDs, senators and MEPs, will vote in Dublin on June 2. Mr Kenny is this evening (Wednesday) expected to address the leadership question at a parliamentary party meeting at Leinster House. "I'm really humbled, really grateful for that", he said.