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'The Mummy' is a summertime guilty pleasure movie

Following 1923's " The Hunchback of Notre Dame ", Universal cranked out such early thrills as " The Phantom of the Opera ", " Dracula ", " The Mummy ", " The Invisible Man ", " Bride of Frankenstein ", "The Wolf Man" and "The Creature from the Black Lagoon ".

Jay Z Has Changed His Name To JAY-Z

When the album rolls out at the end of the month, it will be accompanied by a film starring Danny Glover and Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Lupita Nyong'o . Furthermore, the new trailer features a song from the album titled "Adnis", which could be a reference to Jay Z's dad, Adnes . And we definitely can't wait to see Hov on tour.

Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting

Movie lovers may best remember Daniel Day-Lewis the actor for his performance playing Haykeye in the 1992 film The Last Of The Mohicans . Day-Lewis, who made his screen debut aged 14 in controversial British drama Sunday Bloody Sunday , has received three Best Actor accolades at the Academy Awards during his much-celebrated career - for his roles in My Left Foot , There Will Be Blood and Lincoln .

Your First Look At Rihanna's "So Stoned" Shoe Collection for Manolo Blahnik

Rihanna has unveiled her latest collaboration for Manolo Blahnik . Don't think these gems will look like your grandma's, though. And each sandal features PVC lining to create a totally see-through effect that extends down to the clear Perspex heel.

Duvvada Jagannadham (DJ) Movie Review & Rating

Gabbar Singh and Mirapakay fame director Harish Shankar helmed the movie, and Dil Raju produced the film under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. Overall the DJ movie is impressive and the audience can definitely connect with the film. Other characters like Tanikella Bharani, Vennela Kishore, Subba Raju all have done a great job.

Kavita Devi becomes first Indian woman to appear in WWE

On Thursday, WWE announced five additional competitors for the summer's upcoming Mae Young Classic tournament , which will pit 32 female grapplers against each other in the style of last summer's Cruiserweight Classic. However, the Performance Center recruit isn't lacking world-class combat-sport experience. Mae Young Classic is the first ever WWE tournament for women.

ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment

Moniz noted that when Roy climbed out of the truck, Carter, through a text message, told him to " get back in ", according to testimony from someone Carter told the story to a month after Roy's death. Roy was later found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck in Fairhaven. "The problem is that technology has vast out-paced existing laws, especially with respect to the assisted-suicide" cases, he said .

Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood waters

Cindy also caused widespread highway and street flooding and several short-lived tornadoes, but no other deaths or serious injuries were reported as of midday Thursday. With more than six inches of rain expected to hit the region, a flash flood warning has been issued in and around the Pensacola area. While the storm is not a hurricane, and some people will not take this storm as seriously as they should.

Sridevi clarifies her marriage comment about daughter Jhanvi

Perhaps her stance got a lot of flak for her, so now Sridevi is singing a different tune altogether when she spoke to a leading daily. I don't think it's a bad industry. She also revealed that Jhanvi comes to her and husband Boney Kapoor to consult about career decisions. The actress is now gearing up for the release of her upcoming thriller Mom , produced by her husband Boney, which stars also Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

George Clooney hits the jackpot by selling his Tequila company

Diageo , which also owns the labels Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness , said the initial consideration had been set at US$700 million, with an additional US$300 million to be paid over ten years dependent on performance. "Since inception Casamigos has received numerous awards and accolades from tequila experts, taste makers and influencers across the US". Bernstein analysts said Diageo could successfully sell both, with Casamigos promoted as a celebrity lifestyle brand, and Don ...

Oscar legend Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

The actor is one of three to have won three acting Academy Awards; Jack Nicholson and Walter Brennan are the other two. His Oscar-winning portrayals came as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln , Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood , and Christy Brown in My Left Foot .

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Pay Gap Is A Giant Misunderstanding

Wonder Woman's post-opening weekend earnings have put it in league with Logan , Deadpool , The Dark Knight Rises , and Captain America: The Winter Soldier in terms of box office longevity. You're right at a moment when you wish you had more and it becomes more . They talk about Gal Gadot's paycheck for " Wonder Woman " vs. Henry Cavill's for " Superman ", Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting, Phil Lord and Chris Miller being fired from the Han Solo spin-off, John Oliver being ...

Amanda Knox has opened her Instagram account for the first time

A little over two years after she first started it, Amanda Knox has made her Instagram account public, and there are some very interesting, and very creepy pictures in here . Robinson, donning a wolf mask and a gray faux-animal-skin vest, slinks around behind her, with a menacing demeanor. Knox doesn't shy away from her past legal travails.

Empty NYC transit bus rolls down street, hits church, cars

During the bus' roll down the street, it hit about a dozen parked cars but thankfully didn't hit any people, though there was one close call. Watch video of the runaway bus:The bus came to a rest in the fence of a church. Because it hit that auto right there, it turned and then stopped right there at the church. "We were praying for nobody to get hurt". He was taken to Wyckoff Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Ashton Kutcher Recalls Mila's First Kiss

Our first kiss is immortalized in the program. "Like can I-am I allowed?'" the actor confessed. "I was like, 'Isn't this illegal?'" he recalled. "At the time, the actor considered her as his little sister". He says, "She's like, "You're not ready to be in a relationship" and I'm like, 'I'm not ready to be a in a relationship.'..." Ashton revealed that Mila had a teenage crush on him and thought he was "cute", but also found him to be "annoying" on the series, which lasted from 1998 to ...

Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

Conor McGregor has fired early shots at Floyd Mayweather ahead of their super-fight by taking a cheeky swipe at him on Twitter . On Wednesday night, Conor McGregor's fight with Floyd Mayweather was finally confirmed . "The impossible deal is now done". Floyd Mayweather Jr . said today he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26.

Cornrows and man buns: The Ken doll gets a makeover

This re-launch is significant because it loses that herculean ideal body ideology that it has created among men over time, (making Ken's body the dream body). According to USA Today, Mattel hopes to boost Barbie sales with the decision. On the other head, Mattel also admits that they are taking advantage of the current male fashion trends, which apparently explains why they are offering a "man-bun Ken ".

American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot

Winning jockey Ryan Moore said: "He's so tough, he's got a marvellous attitude, so many came at him there". The victory stirred hopes Highland Reel might again visit Australia in the fall for a return engagement in the William Hill Cox Plate.

Ron Howard is directing the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off

Earlier this week brought the news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller ( Lego Movie , 21 Jump Street ) had left the untitled Han Solo film due to creative differences . Also Read: 'Han Solo' Legal Fallout: Will Fired Directors Lord and Miller Keep Their Credit or Residuals? After all, Tony Gilroy was called in to help steer Rogue One across the finish line when Lucasfilm realised that Gareth Edwards' work wasn't up to par.

Critics Not Pleased with Tom Cruise's "The Mummy"

As Nick, Cruise proves once again that he's still able to carry a movie, even if the material is stuff we've seen many times before. This time with a fresh take on The Mummy . "As a template for future films, it's a warning that Dark Universe filmmakers are going to need to think about the stories they're telling as much as the stories they're planning".

Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

Cooper was found dead within two hours. Police said Cooper's body was found about 500 yards from the trail and appeared to have been dragged into heavily wooded terrain. Witnesses say the black bear was large in size. Park rangers arrived and saw Cooper "pinned" by the bear, Matt Wedeking, operations manager for Alaska State Parks, told the Associated Press .

British royals dress up to the nines for Royal Ascot

The Duke and Duchess, in 2011, also announced a gift fund held by The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry which provided their fans and well-wishers to donate money to charities as a wedding gift, and this fund supported 26 charities.

Appreciate China but it's efforts on N. Korea "have not worked out"

Warmbier's parents said their son appeared anguished when he arrived home but died "at peace". Ohio's Republican senator calls Otto Warmbier "an wonderful young man" who shouldn't have been detained. Mr Warmbier was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea in 2015 and was later convicted of subversion. The 800-capacity auditorium at Warmbier's high school in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming was packed, as were overflow rooms set up to accommodate ...

Mobb Deep's Havoc on Prodigy's Death: 'I'm Still Just F--ked Up'

The world is still trying to come to grips with the sudden and unexpected death of NY rap icon Prodigy . Havoc said when the news first broke, he didn't believe it. 'It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep .

Shocking! BMC destroyed Arshad Warsi's Bungalow

Keep reading for more from Mumbai. BMC officials stated, another notice would be given to Warsi and his wife, Maria Goretti, directing them to give civic staff right to enter the property to confiscate the illegal floor. It was in 2012 that the actor bought the property from a retired Air India Captain. Sources said all the floor space index (FSI) on the society was consumed while developing the area, so no additional construction can be carried out on the bungalows.

Kate Beckinsale and Matt Rife dating

And judging by his Instagram account, clearly, Rife and Beckinsale share a passion for fitness . Matt , who has appeared on the Nick Cannon show Wild 'N Out , met Kate through mutual friends, according to the website. "The age difference doesn't matter to her. Matt is wonderful to her". As they say, time healed all wounds as Matt Rife is not only handsome, but seems to be totally smitten with the Underworld actress.

Netflix's 'Glow' takes on female pro wrestlers

Glow , which comes out tomorrow on Netflix , follows quickly on the heels of another exciting job for Gilpin: playing Audrey the Starz adaptation of Neil Gamain's American Gods . His flaws are interesting. The series lags a bit in the first half, as Betty and Ruth's interpersonal drama starts to overshadow the ensemble. I had never done a sport before.

Juror says Cosby trial panel almost evenly split

The juror told ABC News that the "tense" deliberations were exacerbated when the panel was moved from a larger conference room to a smaller deliberation room after sheriff deputies determined reporters could see through a window in the larger room.

'I wanted it to stop,' accuser tells Cosby trial

Under oath, Constand said that Cosby assaulted her after he gave her three blue pills, which he told her were a natural remedy to ease the stress she was feeling because of an upcoming career change. "I was seeing two of Mr. Cosby", she said. She said her daughter, Kelly Johnson , later disclosed she had woken up next to Cosby in bed with her clothes askew.

What's next on health care draft in Congress

Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill Thursday. However, they said they were "open to negotiation and obtaining more information". But it would be more gradual than the House bill, which cuts off the extra funds for new Medicaid beneficiaries in 2020. Some from states that have expanded have battled to delay the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly.

Salman Khan Tubelight Movie Review & Rating

Producer: Salman Khan & Kabir Khan . When Bharat gets chosen for the army, the gravity of the situation hits them. Obviously, it deserved all the possible attention of movie goers and cinema buffs as it has everyone's bhaijaan and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in it; moreover it is a big Eid release.

NBC to Air Jones Talk Despite Newtown Families' Threat

I want to do in-depth profiles on people. How did the Megyn Kelly-Alex Jones controversy unfold? A law firm representing 12 family members sent a letter to NBC News chairman Andy Lack and other network executives on Thursday condemning the interview with Jones, who has questioned whether the 2012 shooting at the CT elementary school really happened.

Putin Mockingly Offers Comey Asylum

Turning the tables on Washington, Putin claimed the United States has meddled in Russian politics. "And what about constant USA propaganda, constant US support of America-oriented non-government organizations by giving them money directly?" Isn't it an impact on our minds? The Washington Post reported this week that the probe into Russian election interference, which is now being overseen by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, is looking into whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

Sean Spicer: Reporters Ask Snarky Questions at Briefings to 'Become YouTube Stars'

Spicer also defended the decision to hold off-camera, non-recorded briefings, as he did yesterday. But as the event showed, it's nearly not worth the trouble. Candidates for the role of press secretary and communications director reportedly include Fox News personality Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail editor David Martosko, respectively, according to Politico .

Ivanka Trump to talk workforce issues with lawmakers

Marco Rubio probably started out his day Tuesday thinking about paid family leave, child care tax credits and other deep issues . They were discussing "pro-family tax reform". "It's so important to have Ivanka Trump use her platform to shine a light on the challenges working families face", said Fischer. Four percent of low-wage workers have access to paid family leave through their employers, compared to 23 percent of those who work for high wages.