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  1. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/25/us/rachel-dolezal-welfare-fraud-allegations/index.html
  2. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/25/us/indiana-school-shots-fired/index.html
  3. The hunt is on. James Mangold is writing and will direct a Star Wars stand-alone movie centered on Boba Fett, the feared bounty hunter and fan-favorite character, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The reveal comes as Disney and Disney-owned Lucasfilm prepare for the release of the latest Star Wars stand-alone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo, which opens Friday, is the second movie to be spun from the main Star Wars line — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first — but it is the first to focus on a particular character. Lucasfilm is developing movies on a slew of characters including Obi-Wan Kenobi, which has Stephen Daldry in negotiations to direct, although no writers are working on a script. It was rumored that Simon Kinberg, the writer-producer behind the X-Men franchise and films such as The Martian, was working on a Boba Fett movie. While Lucasfilm and Disney won’t make any official confirmation, sources say that Mangold will co-write the script with Kinberg, who will also produce the Boba Fett project. Kinberg and Mangold are close, having worked on Logan, the X-Men spinoff that earned high praise last year. Boba Fett was introduced in 1980’s Empire Strikes Back and then appeared in 1983’s Return of the Jedi as the mercenary who brings Han Solo to the slug-like crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Despite having a helmet over his face and very limited time onscreen (not to mention a slapstick death), the character, with his jet pack and battle-scarred armor, grew to cult status. The George Lucas prequels showed Boba Fett's origin as a subplot but more importantly, his escapades were featured in various books, comics, animated series, video games and merchandizing. Jeremy Bulloch inhabited the role in the initial movies. Details for the Boba Fett storyline are being kept deep in the Sarlacc Pit. Mangold brought prestige to the superhero genre with Logan, which he co-wrote and directed, and was produced by Kinberg. The X-Men stand-alone featuring Wolverine earned the filmmaker plaudits as well as an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay. The writer-director, who also counts the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, the Tom Cruise action movie Knight and Day and the Western 3:10 to Yuma among his credits, is prepping to step behind the camera this summer for a Ford vs. Ferrari drama for Fox. Mangold is repped by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-boba-fett-movie-is-happening-james-mangold-direct-1113273
  4. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/389259-weinstein-to-turn-himself-in-to-face-sex-crime-charges
  5. https://www.intomore.com/culture/We-Need-to-Stop-Speculating-About-Shawn-Mendes-sexuality/b6b689e6a9684cad
  6. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/21/baltimore-county-police-officer-confrontation/631307002/
  7. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/21/us/teen-ordered-to-pay-millions-for-starting-eagle-creek-wildfire-trnd/index.html
  8. CANNES, France — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. Houston’s longtime assistant Mary Jones tells filmmaker Kevin Macdonald that the late singer told her that Warwick, the sister of Dionne Warwick, molested her at a young age. Houston’s brother Gary Garland-Houston also says he was molested between the ages of 7 and 9 by a female family member, and says his sister was abused too. Dee Dee Warwick, who was 18 years older than Houston, died in 2008. The allegations were made in the documentary “Whitney,” which was made with the cooperation of Houston’s family. The revelations, which come about three quarters of the way into “Whitney,” immediately cast a new light on the troubled life of Houston. Jones claims that the experience made Houston question her own sexuality and contributed to her late-life drug problems. The singer died at the age of 48 in 2012 from what was ruled an accidental drowning in a bathtub. A coroner’s report into her death cited heart disease and drug use as contributing factors. She never spoke publicly about her own alleged abuse. “We always wanted our film to be a corrective to that tabloid story,” said producer Simon Chinn. “These are specific revelations that I think will get people to a deeper understanding of who Whitney was and in many ways redeem her as a person.” Dee Dee Warwick was the niece of Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston. The Warwick sisters sometimes sang in Cissy Houston’s gospel group, the Drinkard Singers. Dee Dee Warwick, who was twice nominated for a Grammy Award, sang backup for Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and others. “Whitney,” which is to be released in theaters July 7, suggests that the alleged incidents of abuse took place while Cissy Houston was touring. Houston, who had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, with Bobby Brown, is said to have insisted on taking Bobbi on tour with her. Bobbi Kristina died 2015. She was found unresponsive in a bathtub and died after being in a coma for six months. https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/whitney-houston-was-molested-by-dee-dee-warwick-cannes-doc/
  9. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/former-playboy-centerfold-jumps-death-7-year-old-son-police-n875511
  10. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44176899
  11. Trump has already responded on twitter:
  12. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/17/birth-rate-u-s-drops-fertility-millennials-immigrants/618422002/
  13. https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/16/17361646/tidal-late-royalty-payments
  14. Actress Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the "Superman" films in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 69, a funeral home in Montana said on Monday. The Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana said on its website that Kidder passed away on Sunday at her home in the town. The cause of death was not given and her manager did not return a request for comment. Canadian-born Kidder appeared in more than 70 movies and TV shows, including "The Great Waldo Pepper," "The Amityville Horror" and the 2014 children's TV series "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour," for which she won an Emmy award. Kidder began her acting career in her 20s and shot to international fame playing the intrepid reporter Lois Lane in 1978's "Superman," opposite Christopher Reeve. She reprised the role again in "Superman II" (1980), "Superman III" (1983) and "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987). She was unable to work for two years after serious car crash in 1990, and eventually became bankrupt. Six year later, she suffered a mental health breakdown and in a highly publicized episode she disappeared for four days and spent time as a homeless person. She was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After her breakdown, acting work dried up for several years, but Kidder later re-emerged with a guest starring role in TV shows like "Smallville" and "The L Word" and on stage including a 2002 Broadway production of "The Vagina Monologues." She also was a prominent political activist, campaigning against the Gulf War, energy fracking and in support of Democrat Bernie Sanders in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Kidder became an American citizen in 2005. She was married three times, including a six-day union in 1979 with actor John Heard.
  15. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/health/trans-fats-who-2023-intl-bn/index.html
  16. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/13/news/keyless-car-deaths-carbon-monoxide-new-york-times/index.html
  17. Police in Paris shoot man dead after he stabs several people in the Opera district, French media say Source --- If there are any more updates regarding this that I'm not aware of, please post it here so that I can update it onto the OP
  18. A yellow star of David — the sort the Nazis forced Jews to wear — on the sleeve of a white sweatshirt appears near the start of the rapper Sun Diego’s “Yellow Bar Mitzvah” video. Seconds later, a scene shows a yellow Lamborghini in the middle of a neon star of David. Jets of flame from a massive gold menorah punctuate rapid-fire rhymes about guns, drugs and money. "Yellow Bar Mitzvah" is a rare German gangsta rap recording in which Hebrew features prominently in the lyrics. And while videos mixing menorahs and yellow stars of David with guns, sports cars and bikini-clad women pushing wheelbarrows full of cocaine would raise eyebrows anywhere, in today’s Germany they are particularly notable: Elements of the country’s booming rap and hip-hop scene have been criticized as anti-Semitic in recent weeks. On April 12, a major German music prize was awarded to a duo whose album included the line, “My body is better defined than an Auschwitz inmate’s.” At the ceremony, called the Echo Awards, the rappers were booed. I n the weeks since, several prominent musicians returned their awards in protest, and the awards were canceled. The controversy sparked a national debate over rising anti-Semitism among young people and immigrants, two groups most likely to listen to rap. Sun Diego, meanwhile, has succeeded while proudly proclaiming his Jewish identity. In his recent take on the 1980s Falco hit "Rock Me Amadeus", he boasts in a lyric that “a Jew is making a new German wave.” Sun Diego’s popularity shows that “You can’t pigeonhole German rap fans,” a Berlin-based hip-hop critic, Viola Funk, said in an interview. “Fans aren’t just interested in the art, but in the person behind it — that’s why it’s such a great thing when there is an unbelievably popular Jewish rapper.” “Kids have lots of Muslim, Christian, German, Turkish, American, Lebanese or Kurdish role models,” he wrote in his autobiography, which is called “Yellow Bar Mitzvah: The Seven Portals From Moloch to Fame". “But so far there hasn’t been a Jew people could identify with in the German rap scene. I thought it was time to make an intentional statement.” In some ways, it was a daring move. German gangsta rap is dominated by Arab and Turkish artists, and reports of anti-Semitism have been on the rise among both immigrant groups and young Germans generations removed from the lessons of World War II. Some of the country’s most popular rappers have put out videos featuring Jewish stereotypes and lyrics drawing on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Yet incorporating his Jewish identity into his new persona seemed to intrigue fans, rather than repel them. “When I put out the book and the videos, it was like I had been resurrected,” he says. “Finally, I have an identity of my own and can do something with it.” Jakob Baier, a political scientist who studies anti-Semitism in German rap music, says Sun Diego’s embrace of Judaism overturns stereotypes still common in German society. “He’s turned the anti-Jewish resentments around — ‘I’m Jewish, but I’m not weak. I wear a star of David not as a stigma, but as a symbol of self-empowerment,’” Mr. Baier said. Music critics have taken a dimmer view, panning the songs as clichéd, misogynistic and offensive. The German magazine Der Spiegel accused him of “ethno-marketing,” calling the over-the-top Jewish imagery in Sun Diego’s videos a tasteless attempt to capitalize on his background. (Jewish leaders, however, have not made a fuss.) Mr. Chpakov finds the criticism frustrating, mirroring taunts he heard at school as a child. “No one in Germany lets you forget: ‘Jew, Jew, Jew,’” he said, jabbing at the smoke-filled air over the hookah for effect. “For the Muslim rappers it’s the same: ‘Muslim, Muslim, Muslim.’ No wonder we all embrace our identities in our music. For me it’s my experience as a child, as a Jew. The Muslims wrap themselves in Palestinian flags. I’ve got a neon star of David.” source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/world/europe/german-jewish-rapper-hebrew-hip-hop.html
  19. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/11/us/california-school-shots-fired/index.html
  20. Kinda surprised by this. With New Girl ending too, you'd think they'd want to hang onto some decent live action sitcoms... https://www.thewrap.com/brooklyn-nine-nine-mick-last-man-earth-canceled-fox/
  21. What a huge fucking order That means at least seven more seasons... http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/rick-and-morty-renewed-adult-swim-1202805945/