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Why Wonder Woman's second-weekend sales are so extraordinary - and important

Its worldwide figure now stands at $435 million. Both films won over the critical consensus - " It Comes At Night " at 86% fresh, and " Megan Leavey " at 80% - but are lacking so far in box office receipts. Highlighting the current advantage enjoyed by comic-book crimefighters was the sophomore-weekend success of WB/DC's " Wonder Woman ". The three other films in the Warner Bros.

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Fan paid $133000 for tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers dug themselves a hole in the NBA Finals by dropping the first three games of the series to the Golden State Warriors before staying alive with a decisive 137-116 Game 4 win Friday. Don't think of a year ago. Stephen Curry chipped in 34 points on 10-20 shooting with six rebounds and 10 assists. He chose to play with the team-centric Warriors over the iso-centric Thunder and became the unquestioned leader of what might be the best team in National ...

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Taylor Swift returns to Spotify after nearly three-year boycott

The pop star, 27, previously pulled her songs from Spotify in November 2014 when she took a stand against the streaming service's compensation plan for artists. However, cynics also pointed out that the timing happened to coincide with an album launch by rival Katy Perry , with whom she has had an acrimonious and public feud going back five years.

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US AG to testify before Senate intelligence panel

Sessions's testimony comes just days after fired FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that he knew details that made Session's involvement in the bureau's Russian Federation probe "problematic". Sessions faces questions about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign. The White House has denied any collusion with Moscow.

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Lupita Nyong'o gives the best review of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman

The super origin story has taken the record from Fifty Shades of Grey , whose female director Sam Taylor-Johnson helped the film rake in $85.2 million during its 2015 opening. That should put to rest the Fox News commentators who opine that Wonder Woman isn't "American enough". But Wonder Woman had something those movies didn't - critical support (it now has a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes ).

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Weekend Box Office: 'Woman' Still a Wonder, 'Mummy' Crummy

In total, the movie has grossed $174 million in its opening weekend. That's a slow start for the film meant to launch an extended universe of monster-related titles. Analysts at BoxOfficePro.com were forecasting $ 32 million in weekend sales for " The Mummy " and eventually $100 million domestically. Despite the best efforts of The Cruiser and his very fast running, it looks like The Mummy is already unravelling before our very eyes .

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Katy Perry accidentally flashes bare butt during Witness live stream

She told the crowd: 'I have a hole in my trousers. letting it all hang out now. And, spoiler alert, it turns out that Diplo and Bloom are no match for the guitar whiz. "I love him so much". It feels like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have been fighting for as long as we can remember. Said she: 'I forgive her and I'm sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her.

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Kathy Griffin says she's receiving death threats

The Associated Press reports that during her press conference , Griffin both pledged to keep making fun of Trump , and, as the AP report says, Griffin "tearfully predicted her career is over and said Trump 'broke me'". "I'm going to be honest, he broke me", Griffen said. Al Franken to Trump himself and members of his family. "I have no desire to threaten him", she said.

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The Note: Comey saga gets new players

Lankford said Sessions' testimony Tuesday will help flesh out the truth of Comey's allegations, including Sessions' presence at the White House in February when Trump asked to speak to Comey alone. Sessions, among the earliest high-profile backers of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, will appear days after explosive testimony by ousted FBI director James Comey suggested Trump sought to interfere with the sprawling Russian Federation investigation.

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Sessions' testimony to Congress tomorrow to be open to public

Judge Andrew Napolitano said this morning that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in a "dangerous position" legally if he testifies tomorrow before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly met with Trump the night before Comey was canned. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Sessions requested that the committee hearing be public.

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'The Mummy': What the Ending Signals for the 'Dark Universe'

The Gal Gadot-starrer will also make more during its second frame than did both " Suicide Squad " and " Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice ", despite those films having larger opening weekends than " Wonder Woman " ($133.7 million for " Suicide Squad " and $166 million for " Batman v Superman ").

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Does Pirates of the Caribbean Still Have Sea Legs?

In this battle on the high seas and the beach, " Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" overwhelmed " Baywatch " for Memorial Day weekend box office victory. Combine that figure with the movie's post-credit scene , and no one should be surprised if Disney announces a sixth " Pirates " film. Pirates still managed to deliver an opening weekend win, with an easy finish ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.

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Second US Appeals Court Upholds Injunction on Trump Travel Ban

In their ruling , the judges said that "immigration, even for the President, is not a one-person show". The judges pointed to a June 6 tweet by Trump saying the order was aimed at "dangerous countries". "The previous opinions in the case focused on the constitutional question: whether the order was motivated by an impermissible goal to discriminate on the basis of religion", said ABC News' Supreme Court contributor Kate Shaw.

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Here's How To Unlock Facebook's New 'Pride Flag' React

You should simply go like the [ email protected] page and the response will then appear as an alternative on all posts. That means LGBT+ marches, celebrations of love and equality, as well as rainbow flag galore. You get the Facebook Profile Photo here and celebrate pride with Facebook . Mark Zuckerberg's platform made a statement on Friday, saying: "We believe in building a platform that supports all communities".

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A New Wonder Woman Movie Merchandise Store Has Opened

Maybe he and Wonder Woman can recreate the iconic scene at the pottery wheel from the movie Ghost . Patty Jenkins only signed on to direct Wonder Woman , but as she and Gal Gadot made such a fantastic pair, we can only imagine she will soon be in negotiations to continue at the helm of the " Wonder Woman " franchise.

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Jury begins deliberating sex charges against Bill Cosby

By the afternoon, prosecution hammered home the glaring consistencies between both Constand and Cosby's stories up to and not including the type of pills that were administered by Cosby on the night Constand says he sexually assaulted her.

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Bill Cosby's accuser takes stand in rape trial

Bill Cosby's chief accuser denied any prior romance between them as she was questioned by one of Cosby's lawyers in his sex assault case in suburban Philadelphia Wednesday. Those statements included Constand's claim that she had never been alone with Cosby before. "I felt that if I had gone to the police, that Mr. Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me, that he would try to hurt me or my family in some way", she testified.

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'Wonder Woman' cruises past 'The Mummy' at box office

What we feel is it is the collective might of Tom Cruise , who is still very popular in India and the recall value of the Mummy franchise which made India put up some of the best numbers for the film . Cruise is now filming Mission: Impossible 6 with Christopher McQuarrie , who also nabbed a writing credit onThe Mummy . Universal spent about $125 million to make it.

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Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

Thursday's election returned the surprise result of a hung parliament in which no party could form a majority. Labour had won 261 seats. She claims that this government will get the country through the Brexit talks and will lead Britain forward.

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Bill Cosby's defence over quickly as he declines to give evidence

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial started to deliberate about 5:30 p.m. Monday, following an instruction by Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill. Authorities had declined to charge Cosby when she first came forward in 2005. Cosby's primary accuser, Andrea Constand , received an unknown amount of money from a civil case she filed.

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Burning Questions We Have After Watching Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is based on the popular comic books and stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot , known for playing Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious film series. I would always come to the set early and I would catch Patty there early kind of talking to herself and walking the scene by herself and making sound effects - she is so into it.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown's former boyfriend Nick Gordon arrested

Officers found him at a local club house near the couple's home and arrested him. Gordon punched and hit her, and he refused to let her leave, it said. She fought back, and was able to run into Gordon's mother's room and wake her up; 911 was soon called. "Leal advised that Gordon was upset because he thought she was trying to hook up with one of his friends", the report stated.

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Bill Cosby jury begins deliberations in sexual assault trial

McMonagle was intent on persuading the seven-man, five-woman jury that Constand was a "lover" of the comedian - not a victim. Once both sides returned to the courtroom, Cosby confirmed to Judge Steven T. Cosby says he gave Constand a cold and allergy medicine to help her relax. The sole witness for the defense was the detective who led the 2005 investigation, Richard Schaffer , who previously took the stand during the prosecution's case.

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Puerto Ricans vote for statehood

With 97 percent of the vote counted, a total of 97.17 percent of the Puerto Ricans who turned out to vote in Sunday's plebiscite on the island's legal status opted for U.S. And putting on a largely ceremonial yet costly referendum - the fifth since the 1960s - when the government's coffers sit empty has those opposed to statehood up in arms.

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Toronto woman gives chilling account of night with Bill Cosby

Constand testified Tuesday that she shot down the actor's casual advances twice before she found herself paralyzed and unable to fight him off the night she took pills that he convinced her were safe herbal supplements. "I wanted guidance and I wanted to protect myself", Constand explained. It was January 2004 and she was discussing a possible career change with Cosby, who had been mentoring her.

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U.S. special forces aid fight to oust Islamic militants in the Philippines

Bishop Bastes said by declaring martial law, the government "trample (s) on the freedom of citizens". Speaking on condition of anonymity, a US official said support included aerial surveillance and targeting, electronic eavesdropping, communications assistance and training.

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Pentagon's top leaders to testify on military spending

Testifying in front of the House Armed Services Committee on the 2018 defense budget, Mattis said the plan for Afghanistan will include "a regional approach". Last week, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar amid a slew of punitive measures. Trump sided with Qatar's antagonists, calling on the Gulf state to stop "the funding of terrorism".

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New Highway Marker Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia Decision

Supreme Court decision that struck down bans on interracial marriage Monday, June 12, 2017, in Richmond, Va. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe stands next to a historical marker that was unveiled commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S.

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Queen's Speech set to be delayed as Theresa May continues DUP talks

The DUP, who are the largest unionist political party in Northern Ireland , said their desire to form a coalition with Mrs May is driven by concerns about Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister. Brexit Secretary David Davis has said it is expected that "some elements of the manifesto will be pruned away" and it's likely that will include the plans to drop the triple lock on pensions and to introduce means-testing for the winter fuel allowance.

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Named Highest-Paid Entertainer of 2017

Forbes report that P-Diddy has earned a staggering £102 million this year and it's all down to the United States star's hard work. The list, features Diddy in the top spot, which he also landed on the outlet's list for Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists of 2017, as well as Beyonce and J.K.

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Insomniac's Spider-Man game is cinematic and action-packed

Sony unveiled a new Spider-Man gameplay trailer at their E3 press conference. It seems that Spider-Man is getting younger and younger as more films debut, but in Spider-Man on PS4, Miles Morales will be older, and more experienced. Decades later, that same boy - who was now improbably working for the House of Ideas - sat in the historic Shrine Auditorium, staring up wide-eyed and slack-jawed as Spider-Man swung across the massive theater screen during the world-premiere gameplay at the ...

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Wonder Woman shoots to top of United Kingdom and USA box office

While Gadot was pregnant during part of the main taping, she had to come back to do reshoots for the movie last November. The most talked about scene features Wonder Woman/Diana storming World War I's "no man's land" in German territory and begins to stirring up her allies to save the people who live in the village that the Germans have conquered.

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Director Patty Jenkins holds all the leverage in 'Wonder Woman 2' negotiations

Last weekend has proved that fans can't get enough of 'Wonder Woman '. After Wonder Woman had a huge opening weekend at the box office and shattered records, it was full steam ahead on all the chatter about a sequel. can finish negotiations with Patty Jenkins and begin the scripting process. I mean, it's attractive and powerful, and also so sad, because he's dead, and also he won't be back for Wonder Woman 2! To which she replied, "It is for sure - I'm definitely planning something ...

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Vigilantes tattoo teen's head with 'I am a thief'

Written in Portuguese the tattoo reads: Eu sou ladrão e vacilão , which translates to " I am a thief and a loser ". Police arrested Wesley and his friend, Ronildo Moreira de Araujo - whose voice can be heard in the video - on Saturday and charged them with torture .

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Jeff Sessions: Everything you need to know about the attorney general

First, they'll grill Sessions about why he participated in Comey's firing, given his recusal from the investigation Comey was directing. Members of the committee are likely to ask Sessions about a possible third undisclosed meeting that is now under investigation, according to media reports .


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