Author: 0 Will Smith, Pedro Almodovar open testy Cannes Film Festival

Spanish director Almodovar told reporters at Cannes that it would be "an enormous paradox if the Palme d'Or went to a film that can not be seen in cinemas". No stranger to Cannes, Kidman was on the main jury in 2013 and has attended many years with films in and out of competition . "Cannes misjudged", said Thomas Sotinel, a film critic and journalist at Le Monde.

Arts&Culture Trump talks of engagement to resolve North Korea crisis
Author: 0 Trump talks of engagement to resolve North Korea crisis

But with an imputed range of 4,500 kilometres the Hwasong-12 puts United States bases on the Pacific island of Guam within reach. It flew some 700km reaching an altitude of 2,000km and landing in the sea west of Japan. When it comes to North Korean provocations and tensions on the peninsula, there are essentially no peaceful options left to discuss, which is an exceptional motivator for all parties.

Arts&Culture Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey
Author: 0 Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey

They have come out of the gate with authority and are second best in the American League and similar to Jeter there is Judge. The Yankees went on to lose the game to the Houston Astros 10-7 but it was Jeter's night, a tribute to a whale of a career that will nearly certainly end with an induction the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

Arts&Culture Manchester United prepare to play the kids against Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Manchester United prepare to play the kids against Crystal Palace

United head in to the final game knowing they are guaranteed to finish sixth in the Premier League so it comes as no surprise that Mourinho is focussing on Wednesday night's Europa League final against Ajax . You only know them when you have them in good moments and bad moments. "We will play our 56th game next Wednesday and if you look at the age of the players we have, then it is a really young team who have also played a lot of games", said Bosz.

Arts&Culture NIA to probe role of Geelani, others in subversive activities in Valley
Author: 0 NIA to probe role of Geelani, others in subversive activities in Valley

We summoned all constituent members including Nayeem Ahmad Khan to facilitate him to keep his view point before executive body, however police authorities did not allow leaders to hold a meeting at his residence in Hyderpora. He said Pakistan condemns these killings and arrest and persecution of Kashmiri leadership. A team from the counter-terror investigation agency landed in Srinagar to question the four separatist leaders, an NIA statement said.

Arts&Culture Iran's president on track for poll victory
Author: 0 Iran's president on track for poll victory

With almost all of votes in Friday's hard-fought poll counted, Rouhani was leading the race with 58.6 percent, state media broadcast on Saturday. Pro-reform candidate Mostafa Hashemitaba, who previously ran for president in 2001, and former culture minister Mostafa Mirsalim also were on the ballot Friday.

Author: 0 Carole Middleton wears pale pink to Pippa Middleton's wedding

Six years after famously taking part in her sister Kate's fairy-tale wedding, Pippa will take center stage in her own lavish one. Three-year-old Prince George, third in line to the throne after grandfather Charles and father William, took a starring role with his younger sister as attendants to the bride.

Arts&Culture NHS cyberattack: Trusts were told about security patch last month
Author: 0 NHS cyberattack: Trusts were told about security patch last month

The blame game has already started. Shares in firms that provide cyber security services rose with the prospect that companies and governments would have to spend more money on defences. NHS Shetland was one of only three Scottish health boards not affected by the "ransomware" attack. Lesley Watts, chief executive of Chelsea and Westminster trust, said: "People causing disruption to NHS IT systems should look in the mirror and feel shame".

Arts&Culture Nick Carter and Aaron Carter Mourn Sudden Death of Dad Robert Carter
Author: 0 Nick Carter and Aaron Carter Mourn Sudden Death of Dad Robert Carter

An official cause of death has still not been announced. Next to it, he wrote , "My heart is Completly [ sic ] shattered I'm in shock and I loved my dad so much". This is the second family tragedy to hit the Carter family in recent years. #RIP DADDY I Love You. Nick thanked those "who have shared their wishes and prayers during this tragic time", in a statement and said he would keep touring "as promised".

Author: 0 President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation

Trump and the White House initially said that he'd chose to fire Comey on Rosenstein's advice, before walking that back some, with the president acknowledging he'd already made that decision. "Congress' ability to conduct investigations of all things Russian Federation has been severely limited", said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC.

Arts&Culture MTV Awards Celebrate Gender 'Fluidity'
Author: 0 MTV Awards Celebrate Gender 'Fluidity'

But the awards had another trick up its sleeve, introducing a policy of breaking down gender barriers, as men and women competed jointly in the acting categories. Spirited speeches were front and center at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Sunday, where the night's top winners at the usually irreverent awards show took to the stage to champion diversity and inclusion.

Arts&Culture Kim Kardashian Reveals Truth Behind Some Of Her Most Personal Instagram Posts
Author: 0 Kim Kardashian Reveals Truth Behind Some Of Her Most Personal Instagram Posts

Sharing a simple photo of herself, barefoot and sitting on a staircase, Kardashian announced that she'd be giving away 100 LuMee phone cases-a brand she's been collaborating with on social media for over a year. Congratulations are in order for Kim Kardashian . Kardashian ranks seventh of the top 10 most popular accounts and trails only Beyoncé (102 million), Taylor Swift (102 million), Selena Gomez (120 million), and Instagram's official account, which the most followed account with ...

Author: 0 NHS works to curtail cyber attack damage

Ransomware cyber attacks cause hospitals of cancel their patient's appointment. It also asked patients with pre-booked GP appointments to "please bring with you any medications, letters or paperwork you already have". With everyone expecting a second spike in cyber attacks he said it was "encouraging" that no fresh attacks were conducted. Services are returning to normal, but some places are still having problems.

Arts&Culture Painting of skull breaks world record, auctioned for $110.5m
Author: 0 Painting of skull breaks world record, auctioned for $110.5m

The next highest sale following the Jean-Michel Basquiat was Roy Lichtenstein's Nude Sunbathing . The sale of the painting, Untitled , made for a thrilling moment at Sotheby's post-war and contemporary auction , as at least four bidders on the phones and in the room sailed past the US$60-million level at which the powerful work - forged from oil stick and spray paint - had been guaranteed to sell by a third party.

Author: 0 Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting Charge

Weiner , once considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, had represented his congressional district in Brooklyn and Queens for nearly 12 years before he stepped down in 2011 after admitting to sending sexually explicit social media messages and texts to women.

Author: 0 'Alien: Covenant' a satisfying, if somewhat predictable, franchise addition

You would be wrong. If anything, Alien: Covenant suffers from the same conundrum as any sci-fi prequel, i.e. how did technology manage to get worse? He's by far the most terrifying thing onscreen, including all the alien variants, and Fassbender should be complimented on the performance.

Arts&Culture Fox News Channel Founder Roger Ailes Dead at 77
Author: 0 Fox News Channel Founder Roger Ailes Dead at 77

This story will be updated as new information becomes available. President Donald Trump fueled his candidacy by ridiculing oversensitivity but can not stop complaining about how unfair everyone is to him. "I think it absolutely will push them closer to settlement, both because it will be legally virtually impossible to defend against these allegations, but it also gives them a little bit of a narrative about why they'd be settling now", she said.

Author: 0 Deadly tornadoes tear through central US

The governor toured the damaged areas Wednesday, while the National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF-2 plus - with peak winds of 120 miles per hour. Emergency crews are assessing the damage, but Fitzgerald estimates the damages to be in the millions. Another line of thunderstorms rumbled through the state on Wednesday, leaving another path of damage.

Arts&Culture All eyes on Aishwarya Rai, daughter Aaradhya at Cannes Film Festival
Author: 0 All eyes on Aishwarya Rai, daughter Aaradhya at Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2007: It was her first appearance after her marriage to Abhishek Bachchan and her hubby accompanied her to the red carpet as their film "Guru" was also screened. "The kind of reception we got for the movie was truly overwhelming and I will cherish it all my life", Aishwarya added. She looked like a princess in that attractive ball gown.

Arts&Culture Fox fires panelist Beckel for racially insensitive remark
Author: 0 Fox fires panelist Beckel for racially insensitive remark

Beckel then joined CNN as a contributor before re-joining "The Five" earlier this year. Bob Beckel has been dismissed from Fox News after allegations he made a racist comment - the latest in a series of damaging controversies that have caused continued unrest at the right-wing network.

Arts&Culture Here's When 'Guardians of Galaxy 2' Happens in the MCU Timeline
Author: 0 Here's When 'Guardians of Galaxy 2' Happens in the MCU Timeline

Directed by James Gunn, the film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff , Elizabeth Debicki , Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell . James Gunn's heroic title debuted to $145 million from 4,347 theatres over the weekend - more than 54 per cent ahead of the first film - for an early global total of $427.6 million.

Author: 0 Key events in ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner's career, downfall

Weiner admitted to sharing explicit images with the 15-year-old and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct; he said he knew his behavior was "as morally wrong as it was unlawful". During that investigation, the FBI seized Weiner's electronic devices. October 28: In a letter to Congress, then-FBI Director James Comey says his agency is investigating whether there is classified information in newly discovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now the ...

Arts&Culture Times Square Car Crash
Author: 0 Times Square Car Crash

Alyssa Elsman , an 18-year-old resident of Portage, Michigan , who was visiting the city, was killed. The US Navy veteran has been charged with murder for the incident. "I felt so bad. standing there", not being able to do anything more to help, she said. Rojas has several prior criminal cases that paint a picture of a troubled man.

Author: 0 Chaffetz will resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

On Wednesday his committee subpoenaed Federal Bureau of Investigation records, sparking speculation of a showdown with the White House. "This week I sent a letter to Governor Herbert indicating my intention to resign from Congress effective June 30, 2017".

Author: 0 Deepika stuns the Cannes audience on her debut

The American model attended the opening night of the film gala on Wednesday night (17May17), where she wore a strapless pearl-hued gown by Alexandre Vauthier and crystal-covered Olgana Paris heels. Upon arriving at the prestigious festival earlier this week, she shared a topless photo of herself that showed off a stunning emerald and diamond necklace she later wore that evening on the red carpet.

Author: 0 Former FOX News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes Dead

O'Reilly has denied those accusations. That October, Ailes flipped the switch on Fox News Channel, which within a few years became the audience leader in cable news. Authorities say Ailes died of bleeding on the brain caused by an earlier fall at home. "Roger was a media genius, good friend and great American". "He had many critics and like ALL of us his sins, but I remember a great patriot, friend and boss", he tweeted.

Arts&Culture Universal confirms 'Mamma Mia!' movie sequel
Author: 0 Universal confirms 'Mamma Mia!' movie sequel

And, if you were anxious about the sequel repeating some of ABBAs iconic hits, those producing the film have promised to build a whole new soundtrack from the extensive number of ABBA hits. Though no official casting announcements have been made, it's likely that most (perhaps even all) of the original members will be back again for the sequel.

Author: 0 Will Smith defends Netflix films at Cannes

Netflix's movie " Okja " about a mysterious giant beast, starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, is nonetheless among the most talked-about at Cannes , with Sofia Coppola's American Civil War thriller " The Beguiled " featuring Colin Farrell alongside Kidman.

Arts&Culture Judge declares Prince's 6 siblings the heirs to his estate
Author: 0 Judge declares Prince's 6 siblings the heirs to his estate

District Court Judge Kevin Eide filed the ruling on Thursday in Carver County, Minnesota. The decision is good news for Prince's relatives, as his estate has been managed by court-appointed executors - first bank bosses at Bremer Trust, before financial services experts at Comerica took over in February (17) - since his death from a drug overdose, aged 57.

Arts&Culture 'Mom' Kicks Off Planned Parenthood Donation Campaign
Author: 0 'Mom' Kicks Off Planned Parenthood Donation Campaign

Allison Janney has joined forces with Mom co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre to help raise awareness for the organization amid the American Health Care Act's threat to PP's funding. "It's such a critical time". Planned Parenthood serves 2.5 million people a year throughout the country, include those in areas where other affordable health care facilities are not available.

Arts&Culture North Korea denies role in global cyberattack
Author: 0 North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

Speaking at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador flatly denied Pyongyang played a part in last week's unprecedented cyberattack, dismissing suspicions raised recently by security researchers in the US and overseas.

Arts&Culture Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern
Author: 0 Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern

His newly renamed grassroots movement, "Republique en Marche " (Republic on the Move), which was founded only 13 months ago, will finally reveal the vast majority of the 577 candidates who will stand in parliamentary elections in June. His announcement appeared to take the president-elect's camp by surprise. Ms Le Pen hailed a "historic result" but admitted the need for "profound transformation" before the parliamentary elections.

Arts&Culture Venezuelan leader to President Trump: 'Get your pig hands out of here'
Author: 0 Venezuelan leader to President Trump: 'Get your pig hands out of here'

She said the order was one more example of USA attempts to destabilize Venezuela's government, adding that Maduro strongly backs the Supreme Court magistrates who are "victims of US imperial power". "On day 50 of the resistance we will make the biggest show of strength so far in this period", said Juan Andres Mejia, one of a group of lawmakers leading the demonstrations, of today's planned demonstrations.

Arts&Culture Shruti Haasan as warrior princess
Author: 0 Shruti Haasan as warrior princess

Shruti Haasan will be seen in a never before seen avatar of a warrior princess in renowned Kollywood director Sunder C's mega-budgeted trilingual " Sangamithra ". She was styled by Shreeja Rajagopalan with hair and make up by Tarryn Kelly. "I'm usually happy around people". Shruti has been taking sword fighting lessons in London for the last few weeks for her film.

Author: 0 Immigration authorities cut Cuban Marielito's release short

On Tuesday, a judge ordered the release of Lima-Marin, who had returned to prison three years ago after he was mistakenly released decades early from a almost 100-year sentence. He was mistakenly paroled in 2008 because a clerk listed his sentences as running concurrently, rather than consecutively. But in 2014, authorities returned the Cuban-American father to prison.