• American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85

    American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85

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    Roth's first published book was the 1959 novella and short-story collection " Goodbye, Columbus , ' which won the National Book Award". Eight of Roth's novels have been adapted into films, including " Goodbye, Columbus " with Richard Benjamin and Ali McGraw; "Portnoy's Complaint"; " The Human Stain " with Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman; " The Dying Animal ", adapted as "Elegy"; " The Humbling " with Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig; and " Indignation " and " American Pastoral " both in 2016.
  • Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

    Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

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    As Liverpool and Real Madrid geared up for the final of the Champions League, there has been conflicting reports on whether Salah will observe fast for today's match. "You have to expect he is brilliant, like he was as a player". "I still don't think we have realised the scale of what we are doing, but when all this is over we will".
  • Cuffed Harvey Weinstein taken to New York courthouse on rape charge

    Cuffed Harvey Weinstein taken to New York courthouse on rape charge

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    As he surrendered , Weinstein found himself surrounded by lights and cameras in a spectacle he couldn't control. Weinstein's many accusers were watching the events unfold, and some of them shared their emotions on social media. "For every woman who spoke in this story, it's an incredible and unexpected moment". "Mr Weinstein did not invent the casting couch". No: As the criminal complaint charges and dozens of women (many of them A-list stars) have testified, it's a case of Weinstein ...
  • Trump has the final word in Laurel/Yanny debate

    Trump has the final word in Laurel/Yanny debate

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    Regarding the Laurel or Yanny question, the "right" answer is Laurel since the clip was taken from a recording of the word "Laurel" from dictionary.com. Even Mike Pence joined the fun, robotically turning to the camera and asking, "Who's Yanny?" So hearing Yanny might mean you have younger ears. Much like anything on the internet, disagreements over what is being said in the clip broke out nearly immediately.
  • Capitals not ruling out Nicklas Backstrom for Game 3

    Capitals not ruling out Nicklas Backstrom for Game 3

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    No matter how much credit his defensemen and forechecking forwards earned, the Lightning needed Vasilevskiy to be what he has been throughout the regular season and playoffs. They scored four goals in Tampa. Brooks Orpik's failure to clear the puck allowed the Lightning to score on their first power play of the night. The starting time for each Capitals home game was pushed back an hour to 8 PM, increasing the likelihood that the final horn would blow after Metro closed its doors at ...
  • Israel's massacre in Gaza reaches Cannes red carpet

    Israel's massacre in Gaza reaches Cannes red carpet

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    In 2015, the festival faced a huge backlash after it was revealed that a group of women had been turned away from a screening of the film Carol for opting to don flat shoes. The Cesar-winning actress also stormed the red carpet in another way when she teamed up with Blanchett and DuVernay on Saturday for a march highlighting the lack of female directors included at Cannes over the years.
  • Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

    Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

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    Do you hear " Laurel " or "Yanny"? Dr. Bunta said the audio illusion is actually a combination of artificial signals that sound like Yanny and Laurel . On Tuesday evening, Feldman said in a video that she was fielding multiple interview requests and searching for the original creator. "I'd like to declare something that is just so obvious, it is Laurel and not Yanny ", he said.
  • 'Gotham' Renewed for Fifth and Final Season on FOX

    'Gotham' Renewed for Fifth and Final Season on FOX

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    Gotham is now made by Fox , the same studio that got rid of Brooklyn Nine-Nine before NBC came to the rescue. While previous seasons ran for 22 episodes each, Gotham's fifth will be a shortened 13-episode run scheduled to debut midway through the 2018-2019 TV season.
  • Cannes-2018: Penelope Cruz has replaced two mini for the evening

    Cannes-2018: Penelope Cruz has replaced two mini for the evening

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    At the first Cannes festival since the sexual abuse scandals that broke in Hollywood past year, Cate Blanchett , the head of the jury that will award the Palme d'Or , and veteran French director Agnes Varda read out a statement. Only one female director, Jane Campion in 1993 , has received the Palme d'Or, though Varda won an honorary Palme d'Or in 2015. "As women, we all face our own unique challenges, but we stand together on these stairs today as a symbol of our determination and ...