• VAR introduction means players can no longer cheat - Sevilla's Roque Mesa

    VAR introduction means players can no longer cheat - Sevilla's Roque Mesa

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    The France worldwide has been heavily tipped to leave the Nou Camp for Arsenal or PSG after a hard debut season in Catalonia last term. Sevilla defended well and kept their shape but they also had their chances. Sevilla midfielder Roque Mesa has said the introduction Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology means players "can no longer cheat or trick [the official]".
  • US 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin gravely ill

    US 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin gravely ill

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    Last year, she announced she was preparing to retire following the release of her new album and would be reducing the number of performances she does each year. Though this has not been confirmed by Franklin's family or management, NBC reporter and close friend Harry Hairston seemed to confirm the news on Twitter.
  • Donald Trump's Slovenian in-laws become United States citizens

    Donald Trump's Slovenian in-laws become United States citizens

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    If he was, indeed, so adamantly opposed to allowing USA citizens born overseas to bring their relatives legally, why would he be OK with his wife doing the very same? In November, he tweeted , "CHAIN MIGRATION must end now!" "Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil".
  • Iger unveils plans for 'Disney Play' streaming service

    Iger unveils plans for 'Disney Play' streaming service

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    With the Disney-branded entertainment service, Disney will have more control over its movies and TV shows from creation to distribution. But Iger said that movies Disney plans to release in 2019, including " Captain Marvel ", " Dumbo ", " Toy Story 4 " and " Frozen 2 ", won't be encumbered by licensing deals and can go straight to the service soon after their theatrical releases.
  • Twitter Reacts to New Oscars Popular Film Category: ‘This Is So Lazy’

    Twitter Reacts to New Oscars Popular Film Category: ‘This Is So Lazy’

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    Winning moments will be edited and later aired during the broadcast. The Oscars has also announced that its planning an earlier date for 2020 - advising film fans to mark their calendars for February 9. Specific details about eligibility have not been revealed, but one has to wonder if films like Mad Max: Fury Road , Inception , or The Martian may no longer be Best Picture candidates.
  • 'Bachelorette' Becca Kufrin Explains Why Arie Luyendyk Jr. Was Cut From Finale

    'Bachelorette' Becca Kufrin Explains Why Arie Luyendyk Jr. Was Cut From Finale

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    Why else defend him so vigorously? Becca Kufrin is speaking out about why a scene with her ex was cut from Monday's Bachelorette finale. He was sent home by Bachelorette Becca Kufrin on night one for being "too nervous". Kufrin accepted a proposal from controversial contestant Yrigoyen, 29, on Monday's season finale . Yrigoyen's history of liking posts that mocked Parkland high school students, liberal women, trans people and undocumented immigrants were dug up after he was ...
  • Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan attend his childhood friend's wedding

    Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan attend his childhood friend's wedding

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    Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle , 53, used the new royal's recent birthday on August 4 to send a harsh message to her, sharing the following tweet. Meghan has not seen or spoken with her father, who lives in Mexico, after he participated in a series of paid interviews and staged photos. Thomas Markle married Meghan's mother Doria Ragland in 1979, with Meghan their only child together ahead of their subsequent divorce when their daughter was six.
  • Charlotte Rae, star of 'Facts of Life,' dies at 92

    Charlotte Rae, star of 'Facts of Life,' dies at 92

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    The Tony and Emmy nominated actress appeared on the popular 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life for almost 10 years, sharing her personal struggles with the writers for the show to keep things realistic. Many of her former costars shared their memories of the actress on social media following her death, including "Diff'rent Strokes" star Todd Bridges and " Facts of Life " star Kim Fields .
  • Pop star Demi Lovato reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles

    Pop star Demi Lovato reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles

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    On the track, she sings: "Momma, I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore / And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor. I don't have any control over that", the dispatcher then informs the caller. It was originally reported that Demi allegedly overdosed on heroin , however, the report was retracted. The emergency responders quickly administered Narcan, a drug used to counter an opioid overdose.
  • Meghan Markle Is 'Overwhelmed' & 'Still Learning' The Royal Rules

    Meghan Markle Is 'Overwhelmed' & 'Still Learning' The Royal Rules

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    A source close to the newly minted royal advised she's taking it pretty hard. "The media make billions of dollars off social issues and talking about the royals". Samantha tweeted, "Enough is enough". Another commenter wrote, "She is an actress who has been groomed for this role for years". Samantha called Meghan out for paying tribute to Nelson Mandela instead of her own dad during a recent royal event Markle attended to honor the leader.
  • HBO's 'Deadwood' series to get new life as TV movie

    HBO's 'Deadwood' series to get new life as TV movie

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    While there's no exact date just yet, previous seasons debuted in either March or April, which seems like a pretty good guess for when the war between the living and the dead will finally come to a head. "There are no plans to make any others at this point", said Bloys. So far, the upcoming prequel series is being described as "the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour".
  • Sony's Spider-Man PS4 is Very Nice

    Sony's Spider-Man PS4 is Very Nice

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    Sony has taken the wraps off of its latest limited edition PS4, with the Spider-Man console now announced and set to be made available for pre-order as of today if you're in the United States or Canada. This glow-in-the-dark suit is an original design made specifically for the game, and it's the only suit in the pack without any connections to the movies or comics.
  • Walmart May Be Eyeing The Video Streaming Service Industry

    Walmart May Be Eyeing The Video Streaming Service Industry

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    You do have to wonder if even Walmart can overcome the growing number of original programming and content deals that Hulu , Netflix, and Amazon have right now. Walmart has yet to determine if it will actually launch a service and may decide against the idea. (Netflix's standard HD plan is now $10.99 monthly.) But the report had no details on what kind of TV shows, movies or other programming might be available in a Walmart SVOD service.
  • Amazon's website crashes right as its Prime Day began

    Amazon's website crashes right as its Prime Day began

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    Spanish workers are on a three-day strike, while Polish workers will stage a work slowdown, known as work-to-rule, according to Reuters . Starcom believes that Amazon Prime will be key to the company's growth in Australia, since shoppers who pay the annual Prime membership fee tend to spend more and shop more often than non-members.