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Eurovision 2017 Is Over And This Is Who Won

The finale of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest was an intense nail-biter, but Portugal officially took home the gold with Salvador Soobral for his emotional song " Amar Pelos Dois ". An unidentified fan, naked but draped in an Australian flag, attempted a stage incursion during the broadcast. Fans with flags painted on their faces snapped selfies, danced, sang and drank beer.

Diana Hajieva performed in the final of the song contest "Eurovision-2017"

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday cancelled his planned appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev after a shelling attack in the war-torn east reportedly killed four civilians. But the sweet intentions were soured this year when Russia's participation was scuttled by host Ukraine over the two nations' diplomatic and military conflict.

Salvador Sobral wins Portugal's first Eurovision in tense Kiev final

Jones, a former X Factor contestant, received 111 points for her performance but didn't seem too upset, tweeting: "I wonnnnnnn!" Portugal's decision to use a micro-stage in the audience to perform gave Amar Pelos Dois gave visual intimacy that the song needed to succeed.

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This is the first time Portugal won since it first entered the contest in 1964. During the Grand Final, Ukrainian electronic music band ONUKA will perform featuring Ukrainian folk music and motifs, whilst Jamala, the victor of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will premiere her brand new single, I Believe In U.

Tender ballad by Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision

He said: "We live in a world of disposable music, fast food music without content and I think this can be a victory for music that means something. Music is not fireworks, music is feeling", said Sobral, as he accepted the trophy at the end of the night.

GOP chairman: Trump's Comey tweet 'inappropriate'

President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new justice for the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 31, 2017. Another rumored candidate, former House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers, picked up the endorsement Saturday of the FBI Agents Association, the union representing active and retired agents.

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Disney owns the Star Wars franchise. The novel introduced many fan favourite characters including Mara Jade and the blue-skinned Admiral himself. And, it turns out, plenty of your favorite Instagram celebrity pets are proud Star Wars fanatics, too.

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No details of the show have been announced yet, including where it will be filmed and if Ryan Seacrest will return as host. "ABC's passion and enthusiasm make them a ideal home for American Idol ", Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia Group, added.

Bella Hadid Just Responded to the Fyre Festival Disaster

She said she feels "so sorry and badly because this is something I couldn't stand by", but insists "if I would have known about the outcome, you would have all known too". A Twitter outrage broke out over the weekend with attendees sharing evidence of the disaster at the festival grounds. "Also, all guests from this year will have free VIP passes to next year's festival", said a statement on its website.

Melissa McCarthy films SNL as Sean Spicer outside CNN

The scene was filmed near the CNN offices on 58th street on Friday morning. She first debuted the roving podium in February. It's unclear what the skit covers, but McCarthy already poked fun at Spicer reportedly hiding in the bushes for this week's promo .

Miley Cyrus transforms anew with lo-fi ballad

Cyrus's engagement to Hemsworth is more prominent than ever in the new video-just look at that BLING! The song has been praised by her fans, and music critics. The song Malibu is a breezy, loving ode to her Australian fiancé and it'll make you cry happy tears. Miley has literally always been the same person.

The White House Correspondents' Dinner Went On Without President Trump

Why do you support this man?' 'Cuz I get it. "And now you're covering President Trump, so you gotta take your game to a whole new level..." "There is no place I'd rather be than right here in Pennsylvania to celebrate our 100-day milestone, to reflect on an incredible journey together", Trump said.

Can Trump Tape James Comey Legally?

In a series of tweets published early Friday, Trump appeared to issue a thinly-veiled threat to former FBI Director James Comey while disparaging the media's coverage of the firing - which took place in the midst of the FBI's investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Ferne McCann's boyfriend charged over nightclub acid attack

With this continuing to unfold, Ferne has admitted that she's under a lot of strain as she faces her pregnancy alone. A statement from Ferne McCann's representation announced she is pregnant with Collins' child, but the couple had split before the incident.

'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' review: Disastrous mess from Guy Ritchie

Although he's quick to deny he has any power, Arthur is confronted with the challenge to protect the kingdom from Vortigern's evil reign and pressured to make a decision. Law exemplifies evil with outstanding conviction, as I began to increasingly dislike his character throughout the movie, and Hunnam slays as Arthur.

Ja Rule Releases Statement After Fyre Festival Chaos

The venue was trashed with heaps of garbage, festival staff and security were nearly absent, and guests were treated to barely any food, water and electricity. After speaking with our potential partners, we have chose to add more seasoned event experts to the 2018 Fyre Festival, which will take place at a United States beach venue.

Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Possible On New FBI Director

But Mr. Trump told Fox News he would not discuss the possibility his conversations with Comey may have been recorded. "I thought that this would be a very popular thing, that I did, when I terminated Comey, because all of the Democrats couldn't stand him", Trump said.

Bulgaria nominates candidate for European Commissioner

The new Bulgarian government at its first sitting here on Wednesday chose to nominate Mariya Gabriel as a candidate for European Commissioner. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said Gabriel's portfolio would be determined on May 16 in an interview with Commission President Juncker.

Entrant from Portugal wins Eurovision 2017

Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever. KIEV, Ukraine (AP ) - Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a gentle romantic ballad that challenged the event's decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery excess.

Chicago police officer shot, wounded in West Side incident

But investigators say they recovered a handgun at the scene and have no shortage of clarity about the way this went down. Authorities say police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was headed to the hospital. The man, who lived in the neighborhood, had suffered three gunshot wounds to the head, and more to the back. A 47-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle about the same time in the 400 block of North Halsted in the West Loop when someone walked up and attempted to carjack him, police said.

Armed inmate at IL hospital holding 1 person hostage

Gengler said the hospital's emergency room was quickly cleared, but patients elsewhere in the hospital weren't evacuated. Lt. Pat Gengler of the Kane County Sheriff's Office said Tywon Salters was confined to a small area of the emergency room at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois.

Line Of Duty Creator Discusses Series 5

Line Of Duty was the most watched show on Sunday night as its latest series came to an end. She broke down during a gruelling interrogation, confessing as she realised the mountain of evidence against her, and was slapped with a jail sentence.

Kelly Ripa's new 'Live' co-host is Ryan Seacrest

When Michael Strahan left Live with Kelly and Michael over a year ago, it was nothing if not controversial. The New York Times reports that NBC will either put Kelly's new show in that slot or move Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford's portion of the "Today" show into the 9 a.m.

Watch Hasan Minhaj Get "Presidential" at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner

The first time was in 1981 when Ronald Reagan couldn't attend due to his recovery from an assassination attempt. In February, Trump had announced that he will not appear at the WHCA dinner this year, a break with past presidents, adding his absence from the event is for the best.

ABC officially gets American Idol, chides Fox for canceling

What's more, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey took a swipe at Fox for canceling the series in the first place, suggesting its rival misstepped by dumping the show prematurely. Other performers who used the series as a launching pad include Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry. He talked about the Idol rumors on Monday's Live .

Trump say it's possible he could pick Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Asked if the pick would be announced before his trip overseas, Mr. Trump said, "Even that is possible". Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign.

Comey told me three times I wasn't under investigation

The White House's explanations continued to crumble throughout the day Thursday. Mr Spicer said the president was a "little dismayed" that the attempts of his press team to give out information were being turned into a "game of gotcha" by the media.

Donald Trump's attempt to fix the Comey crisis made it worse

Lawmakers of both parties have questioned whether the dismissal was related to the FBI's probe of Trump associates' possible ties with Russian Federation. "In fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", he said.

Here's how Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx almost bumped into Tom Cruise

According to PEOPLE.com Katie and Jamie enjoyed a few romantic days together, while Tom was working just a few blocks away on the set of his latest movie. However, when it comes to doing so publicly, she's reportedly not allowed to confirm her romance, nor is she allowed to have another man near her daughter, Suri.

'Harry Potter' handwritten prequel stolen

It tells a story about James Potter, Harry's father, and Sirius Black, Harry's godfather, and James' best friend, getting in trouble with the police and escaping using "broomsticks, drumsticks and a little bit of magic". 'We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale, to contact police'. The manuscript for the exclusive Harry Potter prequel was donated for a charity auction alongside works from Sebastian Faulks and Doris Lessing to raise money for charities ...

Puerto Ricans protest as debt deadline nears

Puerto Rican police arrested five people on Monday during a general strike and street demonstrations against austerity measures and government spending cuts on the island. The plight may serve as a lesson and cautionary tale for bondholders, and complicates the USVI's situation, as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are close in proximity, and have numerous same problems.

White House says no need for special prosecutor on Russian Federation scandal

However, amid mounting criticism of Comey's firing, the Post reports Spicer and two spokeswomen chose to defend the president's actions on CNN, Fox News and Fox Business. "First of all, you have a level of hostility that's incredible, and its very unfair". But the president declined to say whether Spicer would continue in his position.

Trump seeks new Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee

In the NBC interview on Thursday, Trump said he would have fired Comey regardless of any such recommendations. Spicer repeatedly said "the president has nothing further to add on that" and eventually insisted: "The tweet speaks for itself".

Celebrities ignore New York City smoking ban at annual Met Gala

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Thirty aircraft land in Minna for IBB's daughter's wedding - NAN

The wedding of Halima Babangida and Lawal Abdullahi provided an avenue for people of different political and ideological inclination to converge for one singular objective. Also prominent among the guests at the wedding ceremony were businessman, Aliko Dangote and Mr Mark Snoxell , Managing Director, Dornier Aircraft.