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Cosby lawyers say he and accuser were lovers

Constand testified that in January 2004 following a 16-month friendship with Cosby through her job at Temple University, she visited his home in Cheltenham, just outside Philadelphia. During the civil case, however, Bill Cosby gave sworn depositions that were later unsealed as part of the criminal case against him. McMonagle told the jury that Cosby's freedom is at stake now, not just his finances.

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Patty Jenkins reveals the setting for Wonder Woman 2

Superhero movie fans who were hoping for more female-led films in the future can breathe a sigh of relief and pride thanks to these box office numbers. Charlize Theron won an Oscar for her leading role in the film. Stacy L. Smith, director of the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC Annenberg, cited the initiative's three-year study that found female directors "face a steep fiscal cliff as they attempt to move from independent to more commercial filmmaking".

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Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Reporters spotted Ruddy leaving the White House Monday. Ruddy's comments followed days of seemingly coordinated attacks on Mueller's integrity by Trump allies . According to the regulations, Rosenstein could only remove Mueller "for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies".

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Kevin Spacey Began The 2017 Tonys With A Song & Dance Number

The other big victor on the musical side was the blockbuster revival of Hello Dolly , which won four awards, including best revival of a musical , best featured actor ( Gavin Creel ) and best costumes. Jill Biden had come to promote a veteran's charity, which she later talked about in introducing a number from the PTSD-themed musical " Bandstand ".

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'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys

He thanked, among others, The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dear Evan Hansen' , a daringly unflinching exploration of loss, lies and loneliness in a high school community, won the 2017 Tony Award for the best musical.

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Midler ignores exit music during Tony Awards speech

Christopher Ashley with the award for best direction of a musical for " Come From Away ". She won three Emmy Awards for her role as Jackie Harris on "Roseanne" and thanked her children. Cynthia Nixon , accepting the featured actress in a play prize for her repertory turn in "Little Foxes", cited playwright Lillian Hellman's line about people who stand back during injustice.

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Cosby accuser stands by story under cross-examination

The Mirror took to the streets in D.C.to ask complete strangers what they expect the outcome of the trial will be and how Cosby's celeb status will factor into the justice process. The attorney who is representing the slew of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault was kicked out of court after her cell phone rang during the proceeding.

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This Pittsburgh Penguins title was a spectacle of survival

Before the Penguins beat the Predators in six games, the previous team to take back-to-back Cups were the 1998 Red Wings , a fact beaten to death by writers and broadcasters ever since the final started. Predators fans paint Nashville gold for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals . Penguins owner Mario Lemieux , who has been a part of all five of the franchise's championships, two as a player and the last three as owner: "It's been an wonderful year from the start, trying to repeat".

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Gomez doesn't want to hide romance with The Weeknd

Having finished the first stage of his Legend of The Fall World Tour, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd has released the video for the Starboy track " Secrets ". that's so weird!" Last month, at the Gucci Bloom Party, Petra Collins told Vanity Fair that she and Selena had been talking about making a scary movie.

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Viewers accuse Big Brother housemates of being bullies

No reason has been revealed as to why Arthur left the house but footage of his housemates learning that he wouldn't be back show that it seems as if they won't be missing him. She then added, 'I'm not a woman? "You're really not. There's no way women should ever act like you today", he told her. "I said it to you there earlier on, if you've had a problem you should have said earlier on - your flawless opportunity", Kayleigh yelled with one finger stretched out accusingly.

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Predictions for Cavs-Warriors ahead of Game 5

The Thunder had two players that Golden State simply had no answers for in the primes of their careers, which looked to have finally put it together and were learning how to win as the dynamic duo they were pronounced to be. "At the end of the day we've just got some resilient guys", James said. He even went so far as to question the fanbase's intelligence in his post-game interviews.

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Air Quality Alert in effect in middle of heat wave

Officials say summer heat can lead to the formation of ground level ozone, a major component of smog. The DEP recommends people limit strenuous outdoor physical activity, especially people who may be sensitive to pollutants, including infants and the elderly, and those with asthma and heart disease.

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Man shot trying to buy puppy from Facebook ad

When he arrived, the couple invited the man into their home for a drink to thank him for the dog, but he eventually overstayed his welcome. From there, Chelsea , who had been formerly married to Bowman and had agreed to remarry despite previous instances of domestic battery against her, told of the two men beginning to fight.

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Patty Jenkins Isn't Signed For Wonder Woman 2 Yet

The growing success of this superhero film teases the possibility of a Wonder Woman 2 sequel . Photo Credit: Facebook/Wonder WomanWho Will Be The Villain In Wonder Woman 2? Instead, it earned $103.3 million. "But no one would ever say that if the next Thor movie didn't do well". Jenkins was only signed for one film, but that means if Jenkins' representatives wanted, they could force Warner Bros .to pay millions of dollars more to keep her on board.

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Bette Midler Steals Tonys Show With Epic 'Shut That Crap Off' Speech

The show's writer, Steven Levenson, won for best book of a musical , and Alex Lacamoire earned one for best orchestrations (after winning a year ago for Hamilton .) And Rachel Bay Jones won her first Tony - featured actress - for her heartbreaking portrayal of a mother who struggles to understand and help her son, Evan, as he gets caught in a awful lie that he can not control.

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Cosby trial: Defence rests after calling brief witness

During the trial, which began on June 5, the seven men and five women selected to serve on the jury heard from a number of experts, as well as Constand and a second Cosby accuser, Kelly Johnson. She was not in the courtroom during the prosecution's case, which included a reading of her husband's 2005 deposition in which he talked about giving women Quaaludes for sex.

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Brock Lesnar To Open Tonight's RAW

Reuters/Danny MoloshokA photo of John Cena and Nikki Bella at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Goldberg's last WWE appearance came at WrestleMania 33 , when he lost the Universal Championship to Brock Lesnar . But he's back tonight (June 12), and we won't have to wait one minute longer than necessary to hear "Next Big Thing", as it's been announced Lesnar will appear at the start of the broadcast.

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Alison Brie Remembers a Horrifying Entourage Audition

Brie described. "Or like shorts and the tiniest shorts. And they were like, 'Okay, can you take your top off now?" In March, she and longtime boyfriend Dave Franco tied the knot , her new Netflix original comedy series GLOW debuts later this month - and the star says the two experiences actually have a lot in common.

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'Dear Evan Hansen' big victor at 2017 Tony Awards

The best of Broadway got to take a bow on Sunday night at the 71st annual Tony Awards , and while Kevin Spacey's opening medley and accolades for Bette Mider and Ben Platt were among the night's highlights, there were a number of memorable moments that didn't make the CBS telecast.

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5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette Midler alone

United Kingdom star Cynthia Erivo , who won the Tony for best performance by a lead actress a year ago, returned to present an award alongside John Legend. American playwrights wrote new works that felt urgent and pointed. And yes, Spacey is known for impressions, but did we really need both his Johnny Carson and his Bill Clinton , in 2017? "Am I dreaming? Is this some kind of insane dream?" she asked.

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Attorney general to testify at open Senate hearing

That possibility could mean a closed hearing, unlike the drama of last Thursday with Comey. President Donald Trump dropped in on a wedding at his Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey this weekend...a different mood than his tone on Twitter.

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"'Oslo" takes Tony Award for best new play

Midler took lead actress in a musical, her first-ever Tony win. While answering questions from reporters - "Sean Spicer here!" she joked - Midler also shared her thoughts on Trump's efforts to cut NEA funding. Jones spoke of her many lean years in the business, and thanked her "Nana" for selling her engagement ring so she could come to NY and pursue her dreams.

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Roman Polanski's victim asks judge to dismiss sexual offence case

Geimer spoke about the crime, the decades-long legal process and her motivation for stepping forward outside the courtroom. Judge Scott Gordon called Geimer's testimony to the court "elegant and courageous", adding that "closure" is something she deserves.

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Nell Tiger Free Reveals Original 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Death Plans

However, apparently, her death should've been a far more gruesome and even bloody one. If you remember back to the Season 5 finale and alongside the departure of "The False King" Stannis, the death of Myrcella Baratheon was a pretty major "non-book" farewell to feast our eyes upon.

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Uber Fires 20 Amidst Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Several high-placed executives have resigned amid the turbulence, including a former head of engineering, who had failed to disclose harassment complaints at his former employer. That investigation wrapped up last week, but its results have not yet been released. Meanwhile, a second investigation led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has also submitted recommendations to Uber's board of directors, but it doesn't sound like anything has come of that yet.

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Watch Dallas Theater Center Accept Its Tony Award

Heck, she could even handicap the shows' odds and give fans reason to cheer. "I just want to say, shut that crap off!" she said. She concluded: " Bette Midler for president". Those watching will see musical numbers from nine new and revival musicals, including " Bandstand ", " Come From Away ", " Dear Evan Hansen ", " Falsettos ", " Groundhog Day The Musical", " Hello, Dolly! ", " Miss Saigon ", "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812", and " War Paint ".

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Ariana Grande to release charity single of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Her powerfully charged performance resonated most in the hearts of those watching in the stadium and at home. Ariana Grande has released her Somewhere Over the Rainbow cover from the One Love Manchester benefit show as a single to raise funds for victims of the city's terror attack.

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Cosby Won't Testify At His Sexual Assault Trial

Closing arguments are expected shortly. His attorneys also will not call any character witnesses. The lawyer's notes said the encounter occurred in 1990, while Johnson insists it was 1996, the year she left work and filed the claim. Contsand testified that on the night in question, she went to Cosby's Cheltenham home and he offered her what she thought were herbal supplements.

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Taylor Swift's Music Is Returning To Streaming Services

Taylor Swift has delivered the ultimate blow in her feud with Katy Perry . But music experts believe there is something more to Swift's return to these streaming platforms other than gratitude for fans. Perry told late night TV host James Corden about the situation during the " Carpool Karaoke " segment. Swift only allowed Apple to stream her fifth studio album after the platform chose to pay artists royalties during its free three-month trial.

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Forbes crowns Sean 'Diddy' Combs as highest-paid entertainer

Beyonce follows at two with $105 million (£83 million) in earnings from her groundbreaking Lemonade album and Formation World Tour past year (16), while Harry Potter author J.K. Newcomers on the Celebrity 100 list are Kylie Jenner , Amy Schumer, Chance the Rapper, and Steve Harvey. J.K. Rowling brought in $95 million. With the absence of a tour, no new music and hardly any public appearances, the 27-year old's earnings have seen a dramatic fall.

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How Stephen Colbert Roasted Trump at the Tony Awards

The 71-year-old star took to the stage to accept her award, speaking about the power of Hello, Dolly! and stating it 'has the ability to lift your spirits in these bad times'. Bette Midler's Best Film Roles! Kevin Kline won his third Tony Award playing an egomaniacal matinee idol in the midst of personal turmoil in the play " Present Laughter ".

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'Dear Evan Hansen,' Bette Midler, 'Oslo' win big at Broadway's Tony Awards

The awards for leading actor and actress in a play went to Present Laughter star Kevin Kline , and, from A Doll's House, Part 2 , Laurie Metcalf , who beat Cate Blanchett. The show also was awarded Best Featured Actress for Rachel Bay Jones , Best Book, Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score for Benji Pasek, who is Jewish and Justin Paul who won an Oscar this year for " La La Land ".

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Bill Cosby won't testify at trial, defense rested Monday

He noted that she first told police that she cut off contact with Cosby after the incident, but actually called him more than 50 times over two months. Cosby has pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault. The comedian once dubbed "America's Dad" could spend his life in prison if convicted.

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Lebanon Wants to Ban Wonder Woman Because of Israeli Actress Gal Gadot

Still, as Jenkins said, it is a major part of Wonder Woman's mythos, even if it's a little outdated. The comic was filled with such feminist iconography, but, as Lepore notes, this was often "feminism as fetish". Diana shows down with her mother, Queen Hippolyta ( Connie Nielsen ). That was when the Lebanese campaign against Gadot's movies began, as the same campaigners sought to bar Batman Vs Superman .

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Dancing host Kevin Spacey steals the show at Tony Awards

Spacey, who won a Tony in 1991 for Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" but is primarily known now as a dramatic actor (or melodramatic, in the case of " House of Cards "), seemed determined to show that, in fact, he can do it all. Best revival of a musical - Hello, Dolly! Kevin Kline , while accepting the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for " Present Laughter ", pointedly thanked the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, "a ...


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