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Vantiv to buy payments giant Worldpay for $10bn

Shares in Worldpay rose by almost 28% on Tuesday when Britain's largest payments firm said it had received approaches from both Vantiv and JPMorgan , which is Worldpay's corporate broker. Another is that Vantiv's chief executive, Charles Drucker, and his Worldpay peer, Philip Jansen, will jointly run the company. JPMorgan then told the market it did not intend to make an offer.

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Hulu adds HBO, just in time for new Game of Thrones

Hulu is also launching a Cinemax add-on today for $9.99 monthly. If you're keeping score, you've now got a slew of options for subscribing to HBO outside of a regular cable bundle. Speaking of parent companies, Time Warner is in the process of being purchased by AT&T, which is why HBO and Cinemax are each only $5/month on AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming service.

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Bill Cosby Expected To Be Retried For Sexual Assault In November

Bill Cosby will go on trial on sexual assault charges a second time in Pennsylvania on November 6, a judge ordered Thursday. Cosby, 79, did not testify in his own defense during the trial. If Montgomery County D.A. Kevin Steele's office presses the same charges as in the first trial, the nearly 80-year old Cosby faces more than 10 years in jail if convicted on three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault.

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Tributes to 'Grotbags' star Carol Lee Scott

The star was known for her fab catchphrases and fantastic singing voice, with earworm songs including Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News. Her family confirmed the news on social media, with her niece Gina Mear writing on Facebook on Wednesday: 'To many of you she was Grotbags - a legend! With her green face, blacked out "missing" front tooth and blundering spells, Grotbags was a slapstick figure of delicious loathing who expressed a termagant dislike for children everywhere by railing ...

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Rangers lose dispute over tax avoidance scheme

Fierce adversaries on and off the pitch, it is little surprise that Scottish champions Celtic have waded into the tax avoidance case surrounding Glasgow rivals Rangers. "The clear opinion of senior counsel is that there is a very limited chance of the Scottish FA succeeding in relation to any complaint regarding this matter and that, even if successful, any sanctions available to a judicial panel would also be limited in their scope".

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Asian-American Actors Leave 'Hawaii Five-0' Amid Reports of Unequal Pay

On June 30, barely two weeks before Season 8 was set to start production, it was announced that stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park would be leaving the series . "In our 168 episodes, Hawaii Five-0 has and will continue to showcase one of the most diverse casts on TV: Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia, Mark Dacascos, Ian Anthony Dale, Will Yun Lee, Masai Oka, Dennis Chun, Taylor Wily, Shawn Garnett, Kimee Balmilero, Kekoa Kekumano, Shawn Anthony Thomsen, as well as Daniel and Grace ...

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A Dubai bakery created a Dhs100,000 Game of Thrones cake

However, there's always been more to Game of Thrones than just the TV show. Now, there's word of another place to experience Game of Thrones in the real world. The early word is that the entire GoT experience will span 10,000 square feet, and it will recreate several locations from across the seven kingdoms of Westeros as well as a few locations from Essos as well.

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Snapchat Adds Ability To Use Links With Your Snaps

Beyond the ability to now include links in your Snaps , you also can change your voice with the Voice Filters . If they prove popular, we can expect Facebook and others to likely copy these features. Until now, users were unable to link out to external websites by adding direct links - the only way to share content from the web was by sharing a QR "Snapcode" then asking friends or followers to open the app and scan it.

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George and Amal Clooney spotted with twins for the first time

The Clooney twins are on the move! If George Clooney appears very protective towards his children, Amal smiled to the ears and seemed indeed very full. George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend Universal Pictures" "Hail, Caesar!' premiere. During the Fourth of July weekend, the twins have made their first public appearance with their proud parents while arriving in Italy.

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US Denies Visas to Gambia Teens in Global Robotics Contest

The mentor for a Gambian student team says the five teens have been granted USA visas after initially being denied the chance to compete in a prestigious global robotics contest in Washington. from July 16 to 18. "That is how we must now honor our fellow teammates, those courageous girls from Afghanistan", he said. Teams from Iran, Sudan and Syria - which are on the list - did manage to enter the country.

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Who is Meredith Salenger? 4 things to know about Patton Oswalt's fiancée

Oswalt, who has remained open about processing his grief , now cares for their 8-year-old daughter, Alice. Nonetheless, it's believed that the duo have only been dating for a few months. According to a source via People , Oswalt and Salenger's romance came about thanks to their mutual friend Martha Plimpton . The couple has been sending signals about their intentions in the last week, with Oswalt quipping over the weekend, "Aw, it's like we're already married!" after Salenger razzed him ...

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How to find lost pets after Fourth of July; one joyful reunion

The shelter has an influx of pets that have freaked out with the fireworks and have escaped over the July 4th holiday weekend. Just a few days later, after the Fourth of July activities the shelter is full again. Vernon Avenue. He believes more pet owners are taking precautions during the holiday by keeping their dogs and cats in secure areas of their homes and yards where they won't be scared away by fireworks.

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Blac Chyna claps back at Rob K's 'revenge porn' Insta posts

Rob Kardashian took revenge on Blac Chyna after she allegedly cheated on him. As expected, Kardashian's Instagram account got shut down. Blac and Rob have had a tumultuous relationship since they began dating in January previous year, announcing their engagement within three months and Blac's pregnancy soon after.

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The Polish Government Is Working Hard To Give Trump A Warm Welcome

Polish media reports said the government, as part of its invitation to Trump, promised the White House a reception of cheering crowds. Launched jointly by Poland and Croatia past year, the group consists of 12 east European countries bounded by the Baltic, Adriatic and Black seas.

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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Gets A New Trailer - "Never Surrender"

Nolan did film Dunkirk with 70mm cameras, a costly expense that studios usually reserve now for big films or directors with a lot of clout. The film features a stunning cast, including Tom Hardy , Mark Rylance , Kenneth Branagh , Cillian Murphy , Fionn Whitehead , Aneurin Barnard , Harry Styles , James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden , Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney.

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Lauren Conrad and William Tell Welcome Their First Child Together

Liam James Tell , the new addition to the Tell family , has indeed made the couple even happier. At the start of this year, Conrad announced on Instagram that she and her husband were expecting a baby . Little Liam was born on July 5, and weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. She wrote in an Instagram caption, "so lucky to have these wonderful ladies in my life!" Lauren and William , who both played in a band called Something Corporate from 2001 until 2004, first met when the woman was ...

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Child sex robots: Perversion takes a futuristic leap

The report found that up to two-thirds of men and about 30% of women were in favour of using sex robots, which now cost between R70000 and R200000 and can be customised by sex, height, hair colour, eye colour and even personality. "All these robots that are very human-like look like spooky psycho killers to me". "I am helping people express their desires, legally and ethically".

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Terry Francona to Undergo Testing for Illness, Won't Manage Indians vs. Padres

Bench coach Brad Mills has been managing the Indians in Terry Francona's absence. On Wednesday , Indians president Chris Antonetti said it would be "at least a few more days" before Francona re-joins the Major League Baseball team.

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Candice Patton Dishes On Barry & Iris' Relationship For 'Flash' Season 4

Barry worked for half the season to save Iris and have them be together again, and then (through some suspect logic) decides to go into the Speed Force to take up the void left by Savitar, and come what may in regards to Team Flash . Rumors have been swirling that Iris will take on a bigger role in Team Flash in Barry's absence but there's still no word on when he might actually return to the world from the Speed Force.

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Kathy Griffin Reportedly Interviewed by Secret Service For Over an Hour

The comedian's lawyers confirmed last month an investigation into the images was under way and signaled her intention to fully cooperate, according to The Hill . According to the New York Times , Griffin's laywers said her photo is protected under the First Amendment. "When you look at everything in the media, all the times entertainers make videos or express themselves in other ways, you've never seen an entertainer, let alone a comedian, be subject to a criminal investigation".

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Simon Cowell forced out of X Factor auditions due to mystery illness

Commending Nicole for the way in which she handled the situation, the source added: "Nicole really stepped up to the plate without Simon there and everyone said she absolutely dominated - but in a good way". Reports also suggest novelty acts will not be encouraged after wannabe rapper Honey G turned the show into a "laughing stock" past year. Some saw the show as a "laughing stock" and was not taken seriously.

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Logan Morrison: Gary Sanchez Doesn't Belong In Home Run Derby

Moustakas, who played in the 2015 All-Star Game before missing most of last season with a torn right ACL, will be making his first appearance in the Home Run Derby . "I'm excited", he said during a press conference Monday. During Judge's twitter video, Sanchez came from off-camera and said: "Yes, we're gonna see you in Miami".

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Chance The Rapper Covers Stevie Wonder on 'Tiny Desk'

Chance introduced himself by saying "Hey everybody, I'm Chance" and then proceeded to introduce the rest of the musicians who accompanied him. Chance didn't get much further before he was interrupted by one of the hazards of performing in an actual, working office: a building-wide page for someone to call the mailroom.

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Everybody's talking about KTLA reporter getting puked on

News reporter Wendy Birch recalled the gross-out moment with the Huffington Post on Wednesday, just one day after the Los Angeles media personality was viewed by thousands of viewers in California being splattered by spit-up during a TV interview at Hermosa Beach for the annual "Run-Paddle-Chug" competition.

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John Cena returns to WWE for first appearance since Wrestlemania

The nature of this segment gave rise to Rusev , the Bulgarian fighter who, as usual, dedicated a few words against the Americans and Cena. Daniel Bryan then confirmed on Twitter that the match was set for Battleground on July 23rd. The Modern-Day Maharaja arrives with a warning for Randy Orton ahead of their Punjabi Prison Match at WWE Battleground . An RKO finished off the contest after which Jinder Mahal showed up to confront Orton.

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Game of Thrones' Hodor recreates 'hold the door' scene for KFC ad

It stars " Game of Thrones " alum Kristian Nairn (Hodor), re-imagining the now famous "Hold the Door" scene from GoT Season 6. The ad is also cleverly titled "Lunchtime is coming" - who doesn't love a good pun? Even by Game of Thrones standards, Hodor's fate was a sad one, but not almost as dark as this Hodor-themed KFC commercial.

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Lindsay Lohan demands 'bullying' end on Pres

Thank you personally for supporting #THEUSA ", she wrote . His story has made global headlines and received Trump's support after the parents raised money for the baby to undergo experimental treatment, despite the European Court of Human Rights's ruling that the hospital can take him off life support.

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Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park Not Returning; New Female Lead Being Cast

The characters' absence will be referenced in the season premiere. Many fans were unhappy this week when news hit that actors Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim would not be returning for the eighth season of CBS's Hawaii Five-0. O'Loughlin, Caan, Park and Kim have all been series regulars since season one. 'Grace's presence gave Hawaii Five-O a beauty and serenity to each episode.

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Documentary Suggests Amelia Earhart Survived Crash

A formerly unknown photograph possibly depicting famed aviator Amelia Earhart , her navigator Fred Noonan and their ill-fated plane. The program examines the photo , which may show the flying legend, Noonan and their plane after a crash in the Marshall Islands .

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Wimbledon 2017: Inspired Brit Heather Watson powers past 18th seed Anastasija Sevastova

Two-time Grand Slam victor Azarenka beat 15th seed Elena Vesnina to join Watson in round three, in her first return to Grand Slam action since giving birth to her son Leo in December past year. I feel like if I post a picture or something, I usually post a motivational quote underneath. I had to expect that she would raise her level after the first set and I just had to remain calm and adjust my game.

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What kind of arsehole steals a memento from a kid at Wimbledon?

There is a happy ending. Another said: "Well done, Jack". Sock later tweeted that if anyone could identify the young supporter he would send him another official Wimbledon towel, which are £30 in the club shops. Murray said the man should be "ashamed" of his actions, while Sock asked fans to let him know the boy's name and said he would be providing him with a replacement towel.

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Rob Kardashian Posts Nude Pic of Blac Chyna, Claims She Cheated

I never been so disrespected in my life. I never been this disrespected in my life by a woman. The first thing he posted was a video of his ex kissing another man, that, according to him, she sent him yesterday, on 4th July. He continued: " Chyna I hope U find help and to this corn ball, u thirsty as f*** for hitting me and begging to link with me and if I don't help u get money then u gonna expose Chyna ".

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Kelly Clarkson fires back at online body-shamer to fans' delight

The " Heartbeat Song " singer's adoring fans praised her iconic response and quickly came to her defense. When Kelly Clarkson wasn't slamming Internet trolls, she was thanking the men and women in service on Independence Day. The songstress, who shot to fame after winning American Idol in 2002, said: 'I love how people think that's new - like, "Welcome to the past 13 years".

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Assassin's Creed Anime Series Confirmed

Shankar has been working on a number of awesome projects over the past few years, including the short film Dirty Laundry , featuring Thomas Jane once again playing the role of Frank Castle, aka The Punisher; as well as the unofficial (but still entertaining) mature-oriented Power/Rangers film spin-off, which got a lot of attention from its fanbase.

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Porter signs four-year offer sheet with Nets

Undeterred by three previous failed attempts to land a restricted free agent, Nets general manager Sean Marks swung for the fences again Tuesday when he reportedly reached an agreement with Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr . After two disappointing seasons to start his career, Porter has broken out over the last two years. Either way, Porter is getting paid more. The other moves Washington has made so far in free agency would seem to indicate that is its plan.


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