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King, Snohomish counties at odds with feds over immigration


Demonstrators chant against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US and suspending the nation's refugee program Monday, Jan. DeKalb Sheriff's spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said the county was unaware of Trump's executive order on 287 (g). County Judge Sarah Eckhardt noted Monday that the crime rate in Travis County has steadily dropped in recent years, falling 30% since 2007. Read More »

Ed Sheeran in trouble for 'Shape of You'


Those three have all enjoyed success in the industry with a number of tracks, but they are all perhaps best known for writing the TLC hit single " No Scrubs ", which went to No. It has not been confirmed by either party why the additional writing credits have been given, but a number of fans online have made comparisons between the two songs, especially between the melody in Shape of You's pre-chorus and the chorus in No Scrubs . Read More »

'Beauty and the Beast' sequel in the offing?


All that money flowed into theaters after almost 52,000 people signed an American Family Radio petition reading, "I can't support Disney's " Beauty and the Beast " movie because of the director's announcement in a recent interview that the movie will contain a "nice, exclusively gay moment " between two male characters". Read More »

Malaysia hunting for more N. Korean suspects in Kim's death


Last fall, the US and South Korean militaries detected at least two failed missile launches by North Korea. This can make it into a viable engine for an ICBM that Pyongyang has said it will develop to target the USA mainland. "We will follow the legal channel to get them", he said. Tillerson said of the USA and China, "we will work together to see if we can not bring the government in Pyongyang to a place where they want to make a different course - make a course correction and move away ... Read More »

Federal Judge to Rule on Lawsuit of Revised Trump Travel Ban

Under the U.S. legal system, a federal judge can suspend all or part of the Trump executive order, with nationwide effect. The revised ban, which is set to take effect on Thursday, is the subject of lawsuits from several states , including Washington and Hawaii . Read More »

Interview interrupted: Family speaks up after viral BBC interview


But the true star of the press conference, just like in the viral video, was 4-year-old Marion - who spent more time interested in her lollipop and looked absolutely adorable and press-conference ready in her khaki trench coat. Kelly, spoke out about the hilarious mishap, alongside his wife and two children, the surprise guests who "videobombed" his interview on BBC World News . Read More »

Justin Bieber Brutally Insults Young Fan After She Asks For Picture


Saying to his fan " look at you, you make me sick ", Bieber forgot his own respect level and went from being a grumpy, overpaid celebrity to being an A-grade, overpaid douche. Justin made one of his fans cry. Does he want to enrage his fans, does he actually want to take pictures but just tries to put up a "IDGAF" façade? Justin has been a controversial figure since shooting to fame with his single Baby in 2010 and has had a number of issues with the law, paparazzi and fans. Read More »

Prepare To Weep Over Lorde's Latest Song 'Liability'


Instead, "Green Light"'s lyrics fall flat, leaving listeners confused about where the Lorde who challenges the music industry, instead of just singing for it, has gone. The Kiwi singer songwriter released Green Light last week after giving fans several teasers and leading them on a treasure hunt through Auckland. " Liability " is a stark contrast to what Lorde's used to, not least to its counter-part " Green Light ". Read More »

Gorillaz Announce New Festival, Demon Dayz


Not only that, but their return will be in the form of their very own festival, taking place on June 10th at the Dreamland amusement park in Margate, England. Tickets are from £60 and include access to the amusement park, and are available from Friday, March 10, at 9am. Gorillaz last performed a live concert in 2010 while touring in support of Plastic Beach . Read More »

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for Sale Again, But With a New Name

That price tag, while still eye-popping, signals a dramatic cut from its previous listing price of $100 million. Some of his most famous additions to the ranch include a train station and a flowery clock reading "Neverland". He later purchased the ranch for a reported $16.9 million, then installed a zoo, an amusement park and two narrow-gauge railroads, which are no longer there. Read More »

Big Bang Theory cast take pay cuts to get Rauch, Bialik raises

The Big Bang Theory's high-ranking cast members have taken big pay cuts to give supporting regulars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik raises, RadarOnline.com has learned. Neither CBS, Warner, Bialik or Rauch have commented on the reports, so it's unclear whether the pair will decide to take the $450,000, or continue to push for that seven-figure pay check. Read More »

Bill Cosby to ask for outside jury in his criminal trial


Cosby has denied any wrongdoing and has said his encounter with Constand, like the others, was consensual. Despite winning a new jury pool, defense lawyer Brian McMonagle said he's not confident in his client's chances. It also compared Cosby to other sexual predators. The one witness who can testify - identified only as Prior Alleged Victim Six - says the comic drugged and assaulted her in 1996 at a Los Angeles hotel. Read More »

Did Lorde Tease Her New Single in New Zealand Ad? Watch


She spent a good chunk of 2016 in New York City working on music with Jack Antonoff. The video had music playing in the background, possibly hinting at the sound of her next single. Earlier in February, Republic Records reportedly shared Lorde's soon-to-be released album with music industry insiders during a Friday night function. Read More »

Brie Larson Refused To Clap After Presenting Casey Affleck With The Oscar


Activists, critics and actors like Constance Wu have since argued that Affleck's nomination and subsequent win tacitly condone his alleged behavior and perpetuate sexism in Hollywood. Davis, who has been nominated twice before for Doubt and The Help, had been the frontrunner for the prize all through awards season. Both claims were settled out of court. Read More »

Watch the four-minute prologue for 'Alien:Covenant' right now

Yes, that's Franco conveniently located right there in the middle of the shot next to McBride. Yesterday, Fox released a short prologue for Alien: Covenant that mostly introduced the crew members during their last dinner with each other before entering cyrosleep. Read More »

Bindi Irwin honours late father Steve Irwin on his 55th birthday

Steve Irwin , wildlife expert famously known as the "Crocodile Hunter," died at the age of 44 in 2006 from a stingray barb that pierced his heart. Earlier this month, 13-year-old Robert brought sloths, snakes and more with him during a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. When Fallon said, "It's so cool to see you like this, you're actually your Dad", Robert replied, "My Dad was actually on the Tonight Show quite a while ago, so it's really nice to be able to follow in ... Read More »

Jamie Chung Will Play Blink in The New X-Men TV Series


She's the second actor to join the still-untitled pilot. Previously, Entertainment Weekly reported that Blair Redford (Switched At Birth , Satisfaction , 90210, and who could forget his turn as Army Fighter Pilot #1 in The Day The Earth Stood Still?) has also signed up for a mutant role. Read More »

Oscar-nominees hit DVD just ahead of Academy Awards

With that in mind, you won't want to miss the Oscars this weekend. While the Academy and this prestigious award show are dealing with diversity at its most basic level, it is not the only award show being criticized recently. Oh yeah, you also need to either know someone or go back in time and contribute to one of these aforementioned hit films because tickets are almost impossible to come by, otherwise. Read More »

La La Land top odds for best picture Oscar win: BC Lotto


Using the platform of widely viewed awards shows as a megaphone for political and social activism dates back at least to the 1973 Oscar ceremony. This has been explained by team La La as the SAG nominating committee viewing the musical as a two-hander between SAG victor Emma Stone and nominee Ryan Gosling rather than a true ensemble film. Read More »

Patriots Tight Ends Coach Brian Daboll Reportedly Leaving For Alabama OC Job

Sarkisian succeeded Lane Kiffin as Alabama's offensive coordinator. As tight ends coach for the New England Patriots from 2014-2017, Daboll oversaw the rise of Rob Gronkowski as the premier tight end in the National Football League, and brings in a winning pedigree, winning five Super Bowls as a coach (all with the Patriots), including earlier this month in New England's 34-28 comeback victory over Atlanta. Read More »

Absent Selena Gomez pays for The Weeknd's $30000 birthday party

Is The Weeknd taking it to the bedroom? The Weeknd provided guest vocals on the song, and fans quickly discovered that he might be talking to someone in particular. Of course, we realised this yesterday when the news broke that Justin fled Rihanna's Grammys after party when he saw The Weeknd and Selena getting all handsy. Read More »

'Prison Bae' makes his fashion week debut


Twelve short months ago, Jeremy Meeks was serving time in a Californian prison, and now he's walking at New York Fashion Week . Yeah, him. His real name is Jeremy Meeks , and in 2014, many of you lost your minds (and your drawls) when his mugshot went viral. Read More »

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan vice president on drug trafficking


His associate, Samark Lopez Bello, was also targeted for providing material assistance, financial support or goods or services in support of Mr El Aissami's activities. He's not the first Venezuelan with ties to Maduro to be accused of drug trafficking. In a statement on his official Twitter account, El Aissami called on his supporters not to be "distracted" by what he decried as a "vile and miserable aggression". Read More »

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Live On CBS This Sunday


With that mind, XXL reached out to our readers to see who they believe will win the Grammy on Sunday. The 59th annual Grammy Awards will feature tributes to late musicians Prince and George Michael , the Recording Academy has announced. Read More »

Staff Recs: Favorite Moment from Lady Gaga's Halftime Show


Along with being spotted getting kissy before her halftime show and posing for pics together, the pair also recently stepped out together for Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid's Spring 2017 fashion show Wednesday night. "I don't know", she said . I'm blushing. I blush a lot and it does not go with my outfit. I have always thought Lady Gaga was an incredible performer but oh my gosh. Read More »

Netflix Announces 'The OA Part II' Is Coming


The OA centers on young Missouri woman Prairie Johnson (Marling) who - missing since age 7 - mysteriously resurfaces. The streaming service's other critically-acclaimed sci-fi series will return on Halloween 2017, but no release date for The OA's second season has yet been announced . Read More »

Genie Bouchard burned by Patriots' Super Bowl comeback

The Patriots went on to win 34-28 in overtime, and credit to Bouchard, she didn't run from her promise. Working with a nickname of "TW1" (and a serious Tiger Woods infatuation), the young man threw this out after Bouchard crowed about the Falcons as they barreled toward assured victory. Read More »

ED Secretary Nominee Narrowly Wins Committee Vote

He had 30 seconds left, in what would be the only five minutes he had to question the Trump administration's pick to lead the nation's public schools during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Education Committee. However, in North Dakota, school choice is not the most likely solution to the very real problems public education is facing. "She is regarded as an enemy to public education" since she has associated herself so closely to the private school choice program, said Jon ... Read More »

Over 1 million sign petition to stop Donald Trump visiting Britain

As of yesterday afternoon, the on-line petition calling for the visit to be downgraded so that the controversial former reality TV star would be denied a meeting with the Queen had attracted nearly 1,700,000 signatures nationwide, including 1,172 from South Shields and 1,274 from Jarrow. Read More »

Trump pick for education secreatary squeaks through committee, may face Senate fight


However, in the statement from Murkowski's office, she says that while she voted "yes" in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, she does not necessarily support DeVos' confirmation. "I would not advise yet that she count on my vote". "I believe that today, that's one of the most important qualifications you could have for this job". Read More »