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'LA Confidential' and '8 Mile' director Curtis Hanson dies age 71

Curtis went on to direct the 2000 film Wonder Boys with Tobey Maguire and Michael Douglas , and 8 Mile in 2002 which starred Eminem in the lead role. Lovecraft's classic weird tale The Dunwich Horror for American International Pictures, making him one of many successful filmmakers to have gotten their start in the low-budget world of producer Roger Corman.

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Brad Pitt, accused of child abuse, is under investigation

A source told Mirror Celebs that the FBI is investigating the claims as a jurisdictional issue due to the alleged incident taking place in the air. The FBI is now investigating allegations that Brad Pitt committed child abuse. "I don't think they'd be impressed with that at all". Cotillard, 40, went on to tell the world that she's expecting her second child with her partner Guillaume Canet.

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Trump gives Dr. Oz medical report, but doesn't disclose details

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 4 percentage points, and her recent bout with pneumonia doesn't appear to have scared away her supporters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll .

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Kerry Washington Talks 'Anxiety' About Second Pregnancy, Keeping Baby Gender a Secret

Meanwhile, the actress glowed on the red carpet in a custom Brandon Maxwell maternity-style black gown, which featured cut-out detailing across the top of her big bump. She's convinced there's no time better for Kerry to wear her natural hair on the red carpet than now. Aside from Kerry's unbelievable beauty look, we have to talk about her manicure, because it was awesome! And it turns out that the new natural look was a well thought out process.

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EU President: Finish Brexit negotiation before 2019 election

Mr Johnson, speaking to Sky News television in NY, said Britain was already talking to its fellow members about future ties. During the referendum campaign, Brexit supporters such as now-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain outside the European Union would be free to swiftly pursue its own trade deals with the rest of the world.

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New York Bomb Suspect Ahmad Rahami's Pakistani Links Revealed

Court complaints filed Tuesday give a glimpse into what authorities said motivated the Afghan-born US citizen to set off the explosives. Gun shots to your police. But a grand jury declined to indict him, despite a warning from the arresting officer that Rahami was likely "a danger to himself or others". Federal terrorism charges were filed against Rahami on Tuesday night.

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Polling roundup: Trump ahead in battleground states, but Clinton strong nationwide

Ms. Clinton seems to be above ordinary people and can keep secret documents on a server in her basement that was probably hacked by our enemies. But Clinton has rebounded since her bout with pneumonia last week, and has spent an increasing amount of time with the press in the last two weeks, even as Trump's handlers have carefully sought to control him.

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Avengers Infinity War to adapt the Infinity Gauntlet storyline?

According to LRM , Thanos - who has been an omniscient yet relatively unseen puppet-master of evil so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - will finally step up as the main villain after getting his hands on all of the Infinity Gems. If Ragnarok sets her up to both return in Infinity War and be the driving force behind Thanos's attack on Earth, it may be an appropriately epic end game to have Blanchett in the middle of this long awaited climax.

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Upton, Martinez homer as Detroit beats Twins 9-2

Matt Boyd breezed through eight innings, backed by home runs from James McCann and Miguel Cabrera as the Detroit Tigers beat the Twins 8-1 on Tuesday night to step forward to cut the deficit between them and the second AL wild card spot to 1½ games.

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Mets LHP Matz scratched after renewed shoulder soreness

The Mets will wait a few days and try again, according to Sandy Alderson, but with 10 games left, there is no reasonable time for Matz to work his way back into the rotation. Matz woke up with discomfort in the shoulder after throwing a bullpen on Wednesday. But on Thursday, Matz felt soreness in the shoulder again. Now there is the bone spur and shoulder problem this year.

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Kelly: Kaepernick highlighting key issue

Some Kaepernick critics have started to come around as they see the protest gaining popularity. Many people are outraged by this protest, but I think that what Kaepernick did was bold and necessary. "I think other people are picking up on the protest and speaking out about it, from high school to activists to pro athletes", Kaepernick said. Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of the 1,100 American surveyed.

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Alita: Battle Angel casts Deadpool villain Ed Skrein

Ed Skrein joins a cast that now includes Rosa Salazar in the title role, two-time Academy Award victor Christoph Waltz as Doctor Dyson, and Oscar nominee Jackie Earl Haley in an undisclosed role. But who will he be playing in "Alita: Battle Angel"? News hails from The Hollywood Reporter , revealing that Skrein has closed a deal to join the long-gestating adaptation as, you guessed it, a villain - specifically Zapan, a nefarious cyborg who holds control of a powerful weapon called the ...

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The FBI is looking into child-abuse allegations against Brad Pitt

A Thursday article from The Hollywood Reporter quotes an LAPD sergeant who denied his department was investigating the actor for child abuse. TMZ's sources said that Jolie and the couple's children were on the jet with Pitt and that he attempted to exit the scene in an airport fuel truck.

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Jacoby Brissett makes historic start at QB for Patriots

New England is going to be without Tom Brady (obviously) and now Jimmy Garoppolo looks to be banged up as well. The bad news is that he suffered a shoulder injury in just his second appearance. Garoppolo sprained his AC joint last weekend but according to the report , the team is reminding him of the times in Brady's career when Tom played with that same injury .

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Locals question internet security after 500 million Yahoo accounts breached

And now that Verizon Communication Inc. plans to buy the company for $4.8 billion, Yahoo's CEO needs to keep users logging in to maintain traffic. With 500 million accounts being targeted, this is possibly one of the biggest data breach in history.

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Should the CEO of Wells Fargo resign in wake of the scandal?

Multiple senators wanted to know whether Stumpf believed Wells Fargo should rescind, or "claw back", some of the compensation owed to Stumpf and Carrie Tolstedt, the longtime executive who ran the bank's consumer banking unit that oversaw numerous sales practices.

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Cloud mall stabbings reviewed

ISIS claimed responsibility for the violence, but Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have not confirmed any links to terrorist organizations. The... "He was helpful to his family and as far as we know, he never had a violent history, as far as his family and the community can remember". Mustafa says she was frustrated when she heard reports of references to her religion, Islam, being used by the attacker.

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Viola Davis Promises Plenty of OMG Moments in Season 3 of 'HTGAWM'

How to Get Away with Murder's season 3 premiere is all set to air tonight (Thursday, September 22) as part of ABC's fall TV schedule 2016, and fans of the brainchild behind the show are eager to know what Viola Davis is up to! HTGAWM s03e01 titled "We're Good People Now", will showcase the criminal defense attorney and Professor, Annalise Keating's students starting their sophomore year at Middleton University.

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Curtis Hanson: 1945-2016, Director of LA Confidential Dead at 71

He followed up L.A. Confidential by directing Wonder Boys (2000), starring Michael Douglas as a troubled English professor and Tobey Maguire and Katie Holmes as his students. "All the characters and motivations are complex in Curtis Hanson's intense, visceral noir", Associated Press film critic Christy Lemire wrote of the film.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village Trailer - The little blue people get totally animated

The 24-year-old singer, who will voice Smurfette in the animated Sony feature, shared the movie's official poster Tuesday ahead of the film's first teaser trailer . Smurfs: The Lost Village is set for release 2017. The fully-animated return to the tone and style of the beloved comic book creations of Peyo is directed by Kelly Asbury ("Shrek 2", "Gnomeo & Juliet"), produced by Jordan Kerner (" Charlotte's Web ", "The Smurfs") and co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (" Hotel Transylvania "), ...

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Mayor calls for calm in Charlotte amid state of emergency

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts called for the demonstrators to stop, citing the NAACP as well as Scott's family, who urged protestors to refrain from violence. But neighbors and his family say he only had a book. The shooting fueled racial tensions as hundreds took to the streets Wednesday night in protest for the second night in a row.

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Renee Zellweger Isn't Sure 'Bridget Jones' Ended Up With The Right Man

But her life and her problems belong in another era-one where movie heroines have sassy gay BFFs to offer advice, and one that demands a traditional resolution to Bridget's eternal quest for a "happily ever after". The one flaw of the movie is that it overdoses on cuteness instead of taking the braver path of discussing birth control and abortion on screen. Sweet, slight and fitfully amusing, it's a movie admirers of the earlier films should mildly enjoy, but cast in terms any new parent can ...

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2014 hack compromised details for 500 million Yahoo! users

The company said its investigation turned up no evidence that hackers got credit card data or bank account information, saying it doesn't store that information on the affected network. Yahoo also told users to review accounts and change passwords and security questions. Yahoo said it's working with law enforcement officials.

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Mary Berry quits 'Great British Bake Off' to stay at BBC

She said: "I have not been approached and I have to say that would be tough wouldn't it, after Mel and Sue, because they were incredible". Clearly keen to keep his visit private, he arrived in a blacked-out vehicle and waited until a chaperone arrived before he got out to walk to the back door.

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Father of bombing suspect does not believe son is a terrorist

He was apprehended following a police-involved shooting that injured two Linden police officers and Rahami . Numerous explosive devices were uncovered in the city throughout the weekend. Rahami often was hundreds of dollars in arrears in child support and their custody case was called before a family court judge six times in five years.

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WWE Smackdown Results - 20 September 2016

Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss came to the ring and insulted each other. The Miz now demands a better contract, while Bryan responded on Twitter that the terms were absurd. Crews was a dominating force early on, but Corbin mounted a comeback that ended with him using a Deep Six finisher to pick up the win. Rowan does not provide much of a challenge for Orton, and the Apex Predator hits an RKO a few minutes into the match to put Rowan away.

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McMurray, Newman, Buescher vie for Chase berths

Stewart is in his final Sprint Cup season before hoping to return to sprint vehicle racing, in which he will pick and choose the races he will enter. After seven months and 26 regular-season races, NASCAR has hit that part of the year that really matters.

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Margot Robbie, The Weeknd set for 'SNL' season debut

Two-time Grammy Award victor and Oscar nominee The Weeknd will return as the musical guest for the season premiere. Robbie has emerged from the miasma of Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan smelling more or less like a rose. Later that month, Entertainment Weekly reported that Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly had been elevated to the position of co-head writers. The R&B superstar will be the first musical guest of the NBC show's upcoming 42nd season, appearing with host Margot Robbie ...

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Clinton Foundation to lay off dozens of staffers

The foundation has pushed back against the attacks, but questions about the foundation continue to hamper Clinton's campaign with some voters. "If there is one thing the Clintons are known for, it is that there is no line they won't cross and no corner they won't cut in order to earn a quick buck", said Jason Miller, Trump's senior communications adviser.

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Chess equals girl power in 'Queen of Katwe'

Disney, the undisputed king of underdog sports films, has another victor on their hands with this Mira Nair-directed soul-stirrer, a real gem of a biopic that not only shines a spotlight on a deserving subject and the harsh realities of her upbringing but capitalizes on the inherent drama of a sport many find less-than-thrilling.

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Bridget Jones Baby Misses By Not Discussing Abortion

While the dirtier jokes aren't equally as amusing, it's such a breath of fresh air to see a film find room for both in an R-rated parameter. Jack Quant (Patrick Dempsey), an American tech billionaire who has leveraged his match-making algorithm into a successful dating app, is the flawless new mistake, as opposed to old mistake Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), the fussbudget workaholic lawyer with whom things never worked out.

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Magnum PI: Sequel Series in the Works at ABC

According to Deadline , Ben Spector and Longoria were looking for projects in Universal TV's catalog to use for their overall deal with the studio, and once Magnum P.I. Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, Magnum P.I. famously cost Selleck the role of Indiana Jones due to his series commitment, though it won him an Emmy in 1984 and made him an '80s icon.

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Fujifilm & Michael Kors Team Up On Instant Camera

The luxury label teamed up with Fujifilm to create a stylish Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 instant camera, available in Michael Kors stores on October 20 for $149. Michael Kors plans to launch separate camera accessories , The Verge reported. Instant cameras, though, are becoming increasingly popular due to things like ink-free printing technology and the ability to easily acquire physical photos for things like scrapbooks and holiday cards.

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Limited series are the new prestige TV

What really marked this year's Emmys, however, were the slew of first-time but extremely well-deserved awardees. In this way, Kimmel actively engaged with the show, propelled it and stayed visible throughout, rather than bookending the broadcast with opening jokes then a fast good night with long absences in between, which is often the case with awards-show hosts.

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India ranked second with 23 medals

The other medals won by India on the day included a silver in the junior men's team rifle prone and two bronze medals. Uzbekistan won the Bronze shooting a total of 1086. Subhankar, along with teammates Fateh Singh Dhillon and Ajaey Nithish, also helped Indian to a Team Silver in the event. In the Women's 25M Pistol Chinki Yadav, Gauri Sheoran and Sanjana Sehrawat won the team Gold with a combined score of 1701.


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