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22/04/2019

'Veep' imitates life with campaign collusion plot

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about the April 21 episode of "Veep.""Veep" has provided a broadly satiric look at politics through its six seasons, in a knowing fashion that has more than a few times caused life to imitate art. Yet as the show heads into its final flurry of episodes, the HBO series has incorporated what appear to be a few rather overt art-imitates-life flourishes.After the writers have lamented that they're hard-pressed to match the absurdity of the current news cycle, they seem to have wryly adopted the strategy that if you can't beat them, join them. In a plot...
22/04/2019

A tragic Holy Week culminates in an Easter Sunday horror

Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland (CNN)It has been a testing week for Christians everywhere. Easter Sunday, in Christian teaching tradition began with a frightening shock. The resurrection.Jesus of Nazareth's body was discovered missing from the cave his disciples left it in following his crucifixion days earlier. It has since become one of the most sacred precious and holy days in the Christian calendar. A moment of spirituality and communion with others in the faithThis past Monday saw some of those faithful fall to their knees in prayer and hymn as their beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned as they watched. They...
21/04/2019

North Face climbers confirmed dead after Banff National Park avalanche

(CNN)The bodies of three professional mountain climbers were found Sunday, days after they were presumed dead in an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park. David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer were caught in an avalanche Wednesday while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak in Alberta, a North Face spokesman said. The three men, one American and two Europeans, were members of the company's Global Athlete Team. David Lama, pioneering Austrian climber, is among three caught in an avalanche in CanadaAfter the climbers were reported missing, park officials searched for them via air and "observed signs of...

21/04/2019

Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club case

(CNN)Rapper Cardi B showed up to court in New York on Friday and rejected a plea deal regarding her involvement in a strip club brawl that took place last year. According to CNN affiliate WPIX in New York, the rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, rejected the offer to plead guilty to a Class A misdemeanor charge in which she would have received a conditional discharge. She is due back in court next month. The case stems from Cardi B's alleged involvement in a fight at a Flushing, New York, strip club last August. She has been charged...
21/04/2019

Adele separates from husband

(CNN)Singer Adele has parted ways with her husband, Simon Konecki, according to a statement from her representative, Benny Tarantini. "Adele and her partner have separated," the statement said. "They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment." Adele and Konecki share one son together, Angelo, who was born in 2012. The Grammy winner largely keeps mum on her private life and her relationship with Konecki. She didn't confirm their union until 2017 when she referred to herself as a "married" woman during a concert.She also referred to Konecki...
21/04/2019

Eminem is 11 years sober

(CNN)Eminem is staying away from the venom. The real Slim Shady is 11 years sober and commemorated the occasion by posting a picture of a sobriety coin to Twitter and Instagram.11 years - still not afraid. pic.twitter.com/A8TV0LsLfn— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) April 20, 2019 "11 years - still not afraid," the rapper wrote. Eminem posted a similar picture last year while he was at Coachella. The Detroit rapper has been public about his battle with prescription drug addiction. "It's no secret I had a drug problem," he told Vibe magazine in 2009. "If I was to give you a number of...

21/04/2019

John Singleton, 'Boyz n the Hood' director and writer, hospitalized after stroke

(CNN)Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for the movies "Boyz n the Hood" and "Poetic Justice," is in intensive care at an undisclosed hospital after he suffered a stroke this week, his family said Saturday.Singleton, 51, was at the facility Wednesday when he had the stroke, the family said in a short statement that included no details.Hollywood celebrities took to social media to send Singleton well wishes. Rapper Snoop Dogg posted an image of himself and Singleton on Instagram saying, "Pray 4 my brother." View this post on Instagram Pray 4 my brother 🙏🏽👊🏿✨💙. @johnsingleton A post shared by snoopdogg...
21/04/2019

Prince's 5 best-selling albums

(CNN)When Prince died on April 21, 2016, he left behind an extensive catalog which could not to be confined to a single genre. His singular sound, which combined elements of rock, jazz, R&B, funk and pop, was as identifiable as the artist himself.As a solo artist and performing as Prince & the Revolution, he had five albums go multi-platinum in the US, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. (For an album to be considered platinum, it must sell 1 million units.) On the third anniversary of Prince's death, we look back at his top-selling albums.'Purple Rain' (soundtrack) 13x...
21/04/2019

Liverpool regain top spot in the Premier League with win over Cardiff

(CNN)Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner fired Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp's side overcame a resilient Cardiff City.After a goalless first half in the Welsh capital, Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum broke the deadlock in emphatic fashion 10 minutes into the second period, striking a crisp half-volley from Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner. Liverpool rode their luck in the second half as Alisson's costly error almost gifted relegation-threatened Cardiff the equalizer, but Sean Morrison failed to convert.Milner then secured the three points nine minutes from time, converting from the penalty spot after Morrison had clumsily hauled Mo Salah...

20/04/2019

Juventus crowned Serie A champions as Cristiano Ronaldo makes history

(CNN)Juventus came from behind to beat Fiorentina and create Serie A history, while Cristiano Ronaldo made some history of his own.The Turin club became the team first in Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 or the Premier League to win eight consecutive league titles. Ronaldo, meanwhile, became the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.The day was a double cause for celebration as Juventus' women's team won their second straight league title since being founded in 2017.Petronella Ekroth, Cristiana Girelli and Eniola Aluko wrapped up a convincing 3-0 victory over Verona to narrowly edge...
20/04/2019

Man City return to top of Premier League with victory over Tottenham

(CNN)Pep Guardiola must have been sick of the sight of Mauricio Pochettino.This was the third time in the last 11 days that Manchester City and Tottenham have gone toe to toe, with the north London side coming out on top on the previous two occasions. True, City may have won 4-3 in Wednesday's pulsating Champions League clash but it wasn't enough to stop Spurs advancing to the semifinals on away goals.In the finale of the City-Spurs trilogy, Guardiola's side went at least some way to exorcising the demons of Wednesday's nightmare, which saw Raheem Sterling have a last-minute goal --...
20/04/2019

Rafael Nadal suffers shock defeat to Fabio Fognini

(CNN)Rafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat on clay in the Monte-Carlo Masters semifinals, going down 6-4 6-2 to Italian Fabio Fognini.The defeat, in particular the second set which saw Nadal save five match points to avoid a bagel, will raise questions about the Spaniard's health heading into next month's French Open.A knee problem meant the 32-year-old had to pull out of a semifinal against Roger Federer at last month's Indian Wells and forced him to withdraw from the Miami Masters a week later. Seeking a 12th title in Monte-Carlo, cracks were perhaps beginning to show in the previous round, as...