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by | June 18, 2017 | 02:36

KEVIN BRIDGES is among the big-hearted comedy giants set to perform at a special charity gig for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. In Wolverhampton, the city council said that of the 36 tower blocks across the city, a number have external cladding.

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:33

Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's 600-odd residents. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims. They essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminum sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material.

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:15

Case in point: Reynolds has now released the following Deadpool 2 set photo online through his verified Twitter account, accompanied with a message that reads "Dropped by the X-Mansion". "Yeah, it's me, Deadpool , and I got an offer that you can't refuse". It shows Wade Wilson suited up and lounging outside Charles' home. The duo headlined an ongoing comic book series, Cable & Deadpool , for 50 issues.

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:02

Gloria Allred is speaking out after a mistrial was granted in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case after a deadlocked jury deliberated for six days. But her lawyer, Dolores Troiani, said "she's a very spiritual person". Defense attorney, Angela Agrusa, portrayed Constand as a woman who changed her story to many times and should not be believed.

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:01

John G. Avildsen won an Academy Award for Best Director for Rocky , over a spectacular list of nominees including Ingmar Bergman, Sidney Lumet, Alan J. The Directors Guild of America also honored Avildsen following the news of his death, releasing a statement which remembers him as a "beloved" and "prolific" director.

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:48

Mr. Cosby's lawyer argued that Ms. Johnson was seeking a payout from the TV star, whose 50-year career in TV shows, movies and comedy tours earned him an estimated $400 million. The mother of Andrea Constand , the woman he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting, had called Cosby to ask about the allegations. "We have expectations that are misguided about how people respond to traumatic events, especially sexual assault", said Valliere, who was allowed to testify in general terms ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:43

Constand, 44, had been an employee of Temple University's athletics department at the time, which is how she said she met Cosby, in 2001. "What had happened to me ... "Mr. Cosby looked at me and said, 'I thought you had an orgasm, didn't you?' " Constand said. The comedian, then one of America's most beloved comedians, was a university trustee and the Philadelphia school's most famous alumnus.

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:40

Here are the numbers to prove it: from 4,165 theaters across the domestic box office in North America, Wonder Woman took in $100.5 million in this opening weekend! Director Patty Jenkins's acclaimed superhero film surpassed Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey , making £100.5 million in the United States compared to the erotic thriller's £85.2 million.

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:42

Indian actress Priyanka Chopras maiden Hollywood project " Baywatch " has given tough competition to Gal Gadots superhero avatar in " Wonder Woman " at the Indian box office in its opening week. Making a decent debut at number 4 is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie , $24.2 million from 9 countries isn't bad for a film with little hype.

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:26

Cosby's lawyer said he and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual moment of intimacy. Tension is high at the Montgomery County Court Courthouse as deliberations drag on. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison. Cosby maintained in his deposition that he gave Constand the antihistamine Benadryl to relieve stress and had consensual relations, accusing her of lying.

by | June 18, 2017 | 00:54

Swinging freely on a surface she is far happier with, Konta swept past Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Saturday to reach her first WTA grass-court final. Having won the first set, Konjuh served for the match at 6-5 in the second only to be broken before going on to lose the tie-break. She explained: "The grass court season is a great period for all us Brits and I love the fact that I drive to Eastbourne and Wimbledon and not have to get on a plane to travel to the tournament".

by | June 18, 2017 | 00:51

Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the house said on Thursday morning that the state opening of parliament and the Queen's Speech will happen next week, the Press Association reported. "We're confident there will be sufficient support". The deal between May and the DUP has yet to be formerly agreed, but media in London reported that the State Opening will go-ahead even if no deal has been signed between the two parties.

by | June 18, 2017 | 00:45

The 79-year-old had been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Constand alleges that Cosby made sexual advances on multiple occasions and that she turned them down. "And the jury stuck to what they were asked to do and that is to review the evidence before them and there simply wasn't enough". As those accusers, including model Janice Dickinson and journalist Joan Tarshis, shared similar allegations, a series of public relations blunders cast a long shadow over the ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 00:11

Constand, 44, initially went to police about a year after she said Cosby assaulted her, but a prosecutor declared her case too weak to bring charges. The prosecution took five days to present their case; the defense, less than a day. Across the well of the courtroom, jurors stood one-by-one in the jury box and said, "Yes", as the judge asked whether each whether they agreed that the jury is "hopelessly deadlocked".

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:26

That means almost 67 million of her followers were fake. Next in line belongs to Barack Obama (90.8 Million), Taylor Swift (85.1 million), and Rihanna (74.1 million). Twitter itself has congratulated the artist on her feat. Perry even went as far as to say that her public persona is all a "facade". In addition to her tour and Twitter record, Katy announced that she landed a spot as an American Idol judge on ABC reboot scheduled to come out in 2018.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:26

The play, in which Israelis and Palestinian negotiators struggle to hammer out a peace deal, received rave reviews for turning a complicated history into a fast, entertaining three hours. Kevin Spacey kicked off his first-ever Tony Award hosting gig with grace and self-deprecating wit, dancing, singing and joking his way through an opening number that linked all four best new musical nominees and doing his best Glenn Close impersonation.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:08

They also demanded more information over the full extent of the death toll, which has risen to at least 30. "I have to say, I'm cynical". A memorial wall has been created for people to write messages to the missing. According to the BBC , the cladding had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, which had also suffered fires that spread.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:08

Demonstrators pushed their way through an automatic door shouting 'We want justice!' and 'Killers!' as they clashed with security guards in the lobby. Labour MP Harriet Harman and former Tory minister Michael Portillo were among those who expressed their criticism of the PM. The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council - the authority that owns the tower block - told the BBC it would not use the type of cladding fitted to Grenfell Tower in other buildings in the borough.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:03

Among those included in yesterday's list was 91 year-old Dr Rudi Leavor, chairman of the Bradford Synagogue in Manningham , who has been recognised for his services to the Jewish community and interfaith relations in the city. The man behind the biggest commercial radio group in the United Kingdom got the recognition for services to the Media Industry. Sheeran, 26, receives an MBE for services to music and charity, as does singer Emeli Sande, for services to music.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:01

Family members weren't the only ones left struggling with the verdict, and a sense that justice was not served. At least 13 officers were present in the small courtroom. The death of Castile garnered nationwide attention and protests over the use of unnecessary force by law enforcement. Prosecutors argued that the cop had overreacted and was guilty of second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

by | June 17, 2017 | 06:57

DJ Khaled makes sure to show off his dance moves and there is a guest appearance from the executive producer himself, Asahd Khaled . DJ Khaled wasn't joking when he said that he wanted to drop the video that he shot with Rihanna very soon.

by | June 17, 2017 | 06:49

Diplomatic relations, restored only two years ago, will remain intact. The new approach also leaves many of Obama's looser travel and commercial polices in place, with one major exception. The ban on tourism will be upheld until that time and American companies will be barred from engaging in financial transitions with Cuba's military-operated businesses.

by | June 17, 2017 | 06:25

The loss of her majority meant May has been reaching out to the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her Conservative party . On Brexit , Ms Foster said her party wanted to see "a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody".

by | June 17, 2017 | 06:00

At least $2 Billion will be used as payments for record labels. Music Ally contacted Spotify to ask about sponsored songs, and the company's spokesperson provided this response: "We are always testing new ways of putting the right music in front of the right audiences".

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:53

As of Thursday morning, he was still in critical condition . Scalise was awake at the scene of the shooting - a baseball field in Virginia where congressmen were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game - but by the time he arrived at the hospital he was in shock.