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16/07/2019

R. Kelly expected to appear for court hearing Tuesday

R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago federal courtroom on charges that he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses. Federal judges were supposed to meet Monday in Chicago to figure out how to proceed in the case that involves separate indictments out of Chicago and New York but that will be discussed Tuesday before Kelly is arraigned. After that, a judge is expected to rule on whether Kelly can be released on bond in the Chicago indictment before...

Kanye West Wants to Build Prefab Homes Inspired by Star Wars

Kanye West plans to build prefabricated, low-income housing for LA's homeless population.West is drawing inspiration from Star Wars, modeling the structures after Luke Skywalker's home on Tatooine.Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West has set his sights on creating affordable, prefabricated housing for homeless people in Los Angeles. The inspiration for the igloo-like structures is none other than Luke Skywalker's home on the the desert planet of Tatooine.Forbes reports that West already has prototypes in the works that "look like the skeletons of wooden spaceships ... each oblong and dozens of feet tall." According to the prototypes, West's vision calls for...
15/07/2019

A female 007? Lashana Lynch set for surprising starring role

DUBAI: The upcoming James Bond film is reportedly set to introduce a female version of the spy. According to the Daily Main, British actor Lashana Lynch will be introduced as the new 007. She won’t play the role of Bond, but will instead play the role of the agent who replaces Bond. A film insider told the Mail on Sunday that her character will be tasked with tracking Daniel Craig’s character and bringing him out of retirement. View this post on Instagram #BOND25 A post shared by Lashana Lynch (@lashanalynch) on Apr 26, 2019 at 8:30am PDT “There is a...

How a Tick Bite Can Make You Allergic to Red Meat

As a runner who logs miles on trails and other areas in the outdoors, you know tick-borne diseases aren’t something to mess with. There’s Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, babesiosis—and don’t forget red meat allergy. That’s right, you could inexplicably wind up with an allergy to eating red meat from a stinking tick bite. “It seems like a far-fetched story but we’re fairly convinced that tick bites can cause this allergy, which is called alpha-gal syndrome,” says Scott P. Commins, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor in medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy, and immunology at the UNC...
15/07/2019

Young 'Lion King' actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when they got word that they'd been cast as the voices of young Nala and young Simba in "The Lion King." Not only was it an ambitious remake of an iconic film, but it was their first major Hollywood project. Then they found out that their characters adult voices would be done by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Donald Glover, and it took "just waiting to be king" to a whole new level. But director Jon Favreau was confident that they could fill the "big shoes" of their adult...

9 Biggest Lawn Care Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Growing a lush, green lawn is well within the capabilities of any homeowner, as long as you follow a few simple rules. Unfortunately many lawns fail, not because of neglect, but because of some bad practices and misconceptions. So, to help you have the greenest, healthiest lawn in the neighborhood, this compiled list helps you avoid the biggest pitfalls standing between you and a great lawn. Some Lawn Tools You'll Need YTH24V48 48-in Riding Lawn Mower Husqvarna $1,999.00 Buy Now Brushless Cordless Mower Echo $622.80 Buy Now Leaf Rake Bully Tools $33.96 Buy Now Adjustable Thatch Rake The AMES Companies,...

15/07/2019

Common health concerns during travel

It's the night before that long-awaited vacation you've been planning. You've tripled-checked your suitcase, checked into your flight and have notified the bank of your travel plans. Everything is ready to go, but even the most experienced travellers can't predict the unexpected health hiccups that might arise along the way. Before heading off, keep in mind these minor, but common, health concerns and be sure to pack the right items to help protect yourself and stay comfortable once you arrive.Motion sicknessWhether travelling by plane, train, car or boat, sometimes just the slightest bit of constant movement can trigger motion sickness,...
15/07/2019

Fox 2000 chief joins Sony after being jettisoned by Disney

Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like "Life of Pi" and "Hidden Figures" before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures. Sony on Monday announced a new production deal with the former Fox 2000 president and her entire Fox 2000 team. Gabler will develop and make movies for the studio in the new multiyear partnership. HarperCollins is also part of the partnership. Gabler will be able to pull from the publisher's catalog for movie projects. Fox 2000 had been expected to be retained by Disney...
15/07/2019

Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

An Australian model has been sentenced in Los Angeles to community service and probation but no prison time for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney sentenced Adau Mornyang on Monday to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service. Prosecutors had sought jail time, but Carney said he believed Mornyang was remorseful after she tearfully read a statement in court saying she is now receiving treatment for anxiety and depression brought on by childhood trauma. The 25-year-old was convicted of felony interference with a flight...

15/07/2019

The Latest: Avenatti says he represents 3 R. Kelly victims

The Latest on the charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti says that he now represents three victims of singer R. Kelly, three whisleblowers who have information about the case and three parents of victims. Speaking at a press conference in Chicago Monday, Avenatti says that at least one of the whistleblowers made copies of the tapes that Avenatti ultimately turned over to Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx . The celebrity lawyer also says that Kelly paid a 14-year-old girl he had sex with and her family $2 million to buy their silence...

Controversy over history

On Saturday, when the outspoken actor, Swara Bhasker, took to Twitter to share an article titled ‘Mughals didn’t loot India’ and accompanied it with the comment, “Mughal’s made India rich..#history #facts (sic),” little did she know that her post would act as bait for social media trolls. Within seconds the post attracted a lot of criticism, ranging from the spiteful to the ludicrous. Some users questioned her literacy, others suggested it was a publicity stunt; some others labeled her a ‘Muslim terrorist’ while there were also claims that the actress had found the article on Jawaharlal Nehru University’s WhatsApp group....

Namma Chennai the kalyanam capital?

Chennai is fast turning into the most preferred destination for luxury weddings with an expansive shoreline and many five stars opening for business in the last two years. From easy access to flowers, Kancheevarams and enthusiastic labour, Chennai is the gateway of the South. Many NRI’s come back to Chennai to shop for their wedding trousseau and choose to have one function here. We speak to celebrity wedding planners and families on this. The metropolitan city of Chennai with its lush landscapes, sun kissed beaches and tranquil Bay of Bengal is an inimitable gem in the south blending tradition and...