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Why I refuse to see 'Birth of a Nation'

Man, you want to talk about erasing something?. " The Birth of a Nation " needs to be seen - in spite of the scandal enveloping its writer, director and star Nate Parker . Two parental figures shape his future: His father, Isaac (Dwight Henry), whose flight from the plantation after killing a white man in self-defense provides Nat his first glimpse of rebellion; and Elizabeth (Penelope Ann Miller), wife of the master, who encourages Nat's learning to read and introduces him to the Christian ...

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Doctor Who Spin-Off Class Gets A Spooky First Trailer

The conic location has been featured many times in Doctor Who , from the first episode to, more recently, when the Doctor's companion, Clara (Jenna Coleman), taught there. A longer trailer also was played for the MSG crowd, introducing the characters of the show and the school itself. Starring relative newcomers Greg Austin (Charlie), Sophie Hopkins (April), Fady Elsayed (Ram), and Vivian Oparah (Tanya), Class follows the students at Coal Hill are trying to live their normal lives, when ...

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Hurricane Matthew: Watch hurricane hunters fly through eye of the storm

President Barack Obama signed emergency declarations to speed federal aid to Florida, Georgia and SC. More than 65,000 people were without power Thursday night , according to Florida Power and Light, and during the same day, more than 90,000 FPL customers lost power at some point.

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Glasgow flights delayed as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida

Hurricane Matthew unleashed heavy rains, local flooding and winds but none of the destruction that left at least 842 people dead as it moved north through the Caribbean earlier this week. President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Florida and SC and 3.1 million people are under voluntary and mandatory evacuation as of Thursday afternoon.

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UKIP lawmaker moved to neurological unit after clash

Mr Woolfe, who hopes to become the party's new leader, accused MEP Mike Hookem of losing his temper and pushing him into a door frame during a meeting created to clear the air between UKIP's MEPs. He told her that the incident was sparked by a row over comments by Mr Woolfe admitting that he had considered defecting to the Tories. He fell back into that room onto an MEP that was stood just inside that room, ' he said.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Pulls Out of 'Ramleela' Event After Protests

Muzaffarnagar : A Ram Leela programme featuring actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been cancelled following opposition by a political group in Muzaffarnagar , police said on Thursday, 6 October. Nawazuddin did not comment on the people who were against his appearance on the stage, saying he had to cancel his appearance to "maintain peace" in the village.

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Brad Pitt 'volunteered for test'

Although no details were shared in regard to when the photos were taken or where they were snapped, the outlet claimed to have seen the photos and verified that the subject seen is, in fact, Brad Pitt . It is unclear if the investigation of the plane incident has been resolved by DCFS. "Terrence's " Voyage of Time " is an incredibly attractive and unique experiential IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time", Pitt told Access Hollywood .

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Lupita Nyong'o at 'Queen of Katwe' SA premiere

They source the fabrics themselves, too. Queen of Katwe movie review: The film nearly disappoints at the start when Mira Nair gives us her first glimpse of Kampala with surround music and predictable noises of the street. Phiona's life changes when she attends a chess club run by a missionary named Robert (David Oyelowo). "She couldn't have known when she was pursuing chess that it would be the thing that would pull her family out of poverty".

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Queen of Katwe: Much bigger than one girl's story

Adapted from the profile by Tim Crothers and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Nair's own Mirabai Films , the director efficiently conveys a sense of the squalor and strife which the youngster and her family have to routinely confront.

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Donald Trump still believes the Central Park 5 are guilty

Among the most serious of the innumerable basics that Donald Trump fails to understand is that elected officials take an oath to execute the law, not to execute those they believe broke the law. NY paid the "Central Park 5" a $ 41 million settlement in 2014 for the wrongful conviction. Only 31 days until we can (HOPEFULLY) toss Trump back into the fools-gold lined dumpster from whence he tragically crawled.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation looking for man in string of clown-masked robberies

Authorities identified Todd Keith as the suspect in the most recent robbery, at 9:50 a.m. today at a Butt-Hut Of America store in Tiffin. A $1,500 cash reward is being offered for information in connection with a pair of bank robberies in Washtenaw County.

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'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' Is On Hold Indefinitely Following Paris Robbery

Pornhub's Vice President Corey Price said in a statement: "Here at Pornhub we were deeply saddened to hear about the frightful incident involving Kim in Paris". According to TMZ , the reality star and concierge were held together for some time during which she asked him, "Are we gonna die?" "She has no plans to work in the near future".

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Ticket alert: Coldplay bringing 2017 tour to Hard Rock Stadium

The UK pop/rock band and Live Nation announced Friday that in almost one year to the date, their current "A Head Full of Dreams Tour" will touch down in San Diego: Coldplay will headline Qualcomm Stadium on October 8, 2017. 15, at LiveNation.com , all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000. For fans, it's been a long time coming. The show was created by the band alongside celebrated production designers Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale.

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Boy killed in school shooting has a superhero funeral

Mourners in SC on Wednesday gathered for the superhero-themed funeral of Jacob Hall , the 6-year-old victim of school shooting who died this past weekend. Blizzard says Jacob loved everybody, and would "pretend he was a superhero". "I can't make sense of it; I cannot", said Tim Marcengill, associate pastor of Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville.

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Watch Olivia Newton-John share her true thoughts on 'Grease 2'

It's since then found something of an underground fandom, largely from those who fondly remember watching the VHS as children, but Newton-John certainly doesn't count herself amongst that number. It was fun", she said. "Well, I laughed", she tells The Huffington Post . Singer Anastacia, who underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive procedure in 2013, thinks her new breasts are awesome .

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Paisley Park's opening as full-time museum may take months

In a separate interview with Entertainment Tonight, Tyka Nelson further discussed the Paisley Park museum as well as when fans might start hearing unreleased music from Prince's stocked vaults. 6. Fans lamented that they had already booked the tour and plane tickets to travel to Minnesota for the opening week. Paisley Park museum tours will be handled by Graceland Holdings, the same company running Elvis Presley's Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Bryan Bertino's THE MONSTER Trailer Starring Zoe Kazan

When a dog is spotted on the road, Kathy (Kazan) tries to avoid hitting the animal and ends up crashing the auto, leaving her and her daughter stranded in the middle of nowhere. She's such a talented actress, so 90 minutes of her fending off a monster should be enticing. It's been eight long years since Bryan Bertino'sThe Strangers hit theaters, and considering that his followup, 2014's Mockingbird , failed to make much of an impact, the writer/director/producer has something to prove ...

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SC officials: Evacuate coast now

With an expected storm surge of up to 2.7 metres Mr Scott said people should stay away from beaches. According to the US National Hurricane Centre in Miami , Florida, Hurricane Matthew remained a Category 3 hurricane as of Thursday morning.

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Rape Activists Will Hold Protest Vigil At Birth Of A Nation Premiere

The accuser's sibling, Sharon Loeffler, published a column in the trade paper Variety blasting Parker and Celestin for their role in her sister's death and for including a fictional rape scene in their film. Feeling a sense of " constant pride " that she was able to be a part of the film, fellow star Aja Naomi King said Parker " is not the person that you question whether or not someone will let him do something ".

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Gareth Southgate: Coach hopes to restore England's tarnished reputation

Malta only have 35 to 40 percent of the ball in most of their games, so I expect us to control the game. 'We're going to need to show patience and stick to our principles of playing, maybe we can get an early goal or maybe we won't, so then it's even more important we stick to our style and be courageous.

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'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Halts Filming Following Paris Robbery

On Thursday, Kim emerged from the NYC apartment that she and her family have been staying in since the incident. The reality show returns on October 23 with the second half of Season 12. It was been said that she is "badly shaken", and she is yet to make her return to social media. Kim did not and she is not ready to film. This wake up call comes after she was dragged out of the bedroom of the hotel room, zip-tied and was thrown on the floor by five masked men, before she was robbed ...

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Why HBO's Westworld Is Fall's Most Promising Drama

All of this comes into question and raises issues of morality when a glitch causes the robots to recall past traumas. And as in all such man-has-meddled-with-nature stories, there's the backstage battle between those who are pushing the park as a money-making venture (like Sidse Babett Knudsen's Theresa Cullen, a quality assurance chief), and those anxious that something has gone slightly askew, best represented by programmer Bernard Lowe ( Jeffrey Wright ) and Elsie Hughes ( Shannon ...

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Keeping Up With the Kardashians filming stopped after Kim Kardashian robbery

The criminals, who are still at large, broke into Kim's Paris hotel room, bound and gagged her in a bathtub, and made off with almost $11 million in jewelry, including Kim's $4 million engagement ring which she featured heavily on social media.

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William shatner 'never expected star trek to klingon for 50 years'

Kate and Ben then laughed - before asking William not to "mock our viewers" becuse the questions had actually been sent it by fans of the show. The reel features Simon Pegg cracking a joke about size, Chris Pine doing a full Shatner, trouble with the turbolift and some very weird noises from Karl Urban as Bones when he and Chris Pine act out the scene where they grab some booze from Chekov's locker.

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Kristen Stewart Has a Big Week of Promo Work in NYC!

In a recent interview with W Magazine , Stewart spoke about stripping on scene, saying she isn't "weird about it". If you grab a dictionary right now, and look up the definition of "cool", you'll probably see a picture of Kristen Stewart.

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Doctor Who spin-off Class: New teaser includes a very special guest

I think it's something that's been lacking. The Doctor Who Christmas Special is an annual tradition (naturally) that started in the UK and gradually made its way over to the United States, thanks to BBC America. " The Return of Doctor Mysterio " superhero character in totally new to the Who-universe. On the New York Comic Con panel, he noted that he's always loved the love triangle between two people (Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane) in the comics, so that's what he'll be playing with.

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Tom Hanks to host, Lady Gaga to perform October 22

The Oct. 15 episode will feature The Girl on the Train star Emily Blunt and musical guest Bruno Mars , who released his funktastic new single, " 24K Magic ", late Thursday (Oct. How about this for a "Saturday Night Live" surprise? Gaga will be there in part to promote her new album, while Hanks is probably still going to be riding the high of his recent motion-picture release " Sully ".

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Bills' McCoy, Taylor sound off on 16-0 win vs. Patriots

In his first public comments since returning from a four-game National Football League suspension on Monday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady confirmed his presence at Gillette Stadium while looking ahead to his first regular-season action October 9 at the Cleveland Browns.

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The new "Black Mirror" trailer is as disturbing as you'd expect

The trailer includes appearances from Bryce Dallas Howard, Mackenzie Davis, James Norton and Michael Kelly. Other big names include Kelly Macdonald, Alice Eve and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The third season's episodes were directed by Joe Wright ( Hanna , Atonement ), Dan Trachtenberg ( 10 Cloverfield Lane ), James Watkins ( The Woman in Black ), Owen Harris ( Kill Your Friends ), Jacob Verbruggen ( London Spy ) and James Hawes ( Penny Dreadful ).

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Trump regains lead over Clinton

Donald Trump indicated in a new interview that he's ready to drag ex-president Bill Clinton's sex scandals into the White House campaign, after Democrats lashed out at the billionaire's Twitter rant against a pro-Hillary ex-Miss Universe.

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Clinton leads Trump by double digits in MI

In an added dose of unpredictability, the format allows the candidates to move around the stage, putting them in unusually close proximity to each other. In a separate CNN interview, Kaine said the fact that some of the post-debate coverage has focused on Pence deflecting questions about Trump shows the success of the Democratic strategy of trying to keep Pence from scoring points against Kaine's running mate.

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Suspect in beer-throwing incident charged with mischief, police say

Toronto police have released a photo of the fan who they believe threw a beer onto the field during Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game. Tyler Smith, Pagan's lawyer, said outside the police station that Pagan is going to wait until court to have his say.

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Federal contractor arrested, charged with stealing classified material

The Justice Department said the documents are "currently and properly classified as Top Secret", which means "unauthorized disclosure reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the USA". "What we do understand is that Hal Martin loves his family and his nation". Martin appeared in court on August 29 and remained detained. At the time , Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed Martin, and he initially denied having taken the ...

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Kardashians halt production of show

And her husband Kanye West is doing the same, putting all his engagements on hold too. The reality TV star - whose bodyguard Pascal Duvier is still very much a big part of her team - was spotted with her family in NY for the first time since the terrifying ordeal.

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Colombian deal, signed on September 26 after almost four years of talks, was widely expected to be ratified following an October 2 referendum before voters shot down the agreement, leaving the country teetering between war and peace . Santos' approval rating in July was near the lowest it has been since he took office in 2010. Londono also hailed Norway, Cuba, Venezuela and Chile, saying peace would be impossible without their help in the process.


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