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There are some exceptions, I will say, but for the most part, I was surprised with the representation of female characters on screen in these films. Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain has given the movie industry a lot to think about, slamming the Cannes films for its lack of pro-active female characters.
  • Putin talks Syria, oil with powerful Saudi prince

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    Prince Mohammed's trip to Moscow comes just over a week after Saudi Arabia hosted United States president Donald Trump in Riyadh. Non-OPEC Russia has long opposed any cooperation in reducing oil output in tandem with OPEC, where Saudi Arabia is a de-facto leader.
  • Portland hate crime unacceptable, says Trump

    Portland hate crime unacceptable, says Trump

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    Three men were allegedly attacked last Friday in Portland after they tried to stop a suspect from verbally disparaging the women, one of whom was wearing a hijab . Telephone messages left at the home of Christian's mother on Sunday and Monday were not immediately returned. "The courage of the people who stood up for them is a reminder that we as a city need to stand together to denounce the hate", Eudaly said.
  • Promoters Pull Plug On Foo Fighters At Bottlerock

    Promoters Pull Plug On Foo Fighters At Bottlerock

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    Right in the middle of " Everlong ", promoters pulled the plug on the amplifiers and PA. Acting like they weren't phased by the incident, the band continued the performance, playing and singing to the crowd who, without pause, joined in.
  • The Most Dramatic Moments on the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet

    The Most Dramatic Moments on the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet

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    The "Murder" star donned an outfit by her favourite designer, Georges Hobeika, just like past year. The Victoria's Secret supermodel turned a lot of heads past year when she arrived in that barely-there red dress. And most importantly, how long is that carpet? Uma Thurman on the red carpet at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival . Model Bella Hadid commanded attention on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival in a daring satin gown that left little to the imagination.
  • Hamilton Cast Sings Happy Birthday for Star Wars' 40th Anniversary

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    Del Toro is set to play an unnamed character referred to as "DJ", who is said to be "shady", while Laura Dern is seen as as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, a resistance officer. And it includes some heartbreaking news for the millions of fans still grieving the loss of Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher . Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed in April that the actress will appear posthumously in Star Wars: The Last Jedi , but not in Star Wars: Episode IX .
  • Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit 'blowhard' jibe

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    One of the first questions to Mr Corbyn came from an audience member who claimed the Labour leader had "openly supported the IRA in the past" by attending a commemoration for eight IRA members killed by the SAS in Loughgall in 1987. "She says no deal is better than a bad deal , but no deal is a bad deal", the shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
  • Tiger Woods blames medications for his DUI arrest

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    The official charges were for DUI-unlawful blood alcohol/DUI alcohol or drugs, according to police records, but Woods since has attempted to clear up what led to his arrest via a public statement. In another stunning development for a player who became one of the dominant figures in sports, Woods was arrested on suspicion of DUI and spent almost four hours in jail before he was released on his own recognizance.
  • "Paddington 2" family comedy unveils star-studded first teaser

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    One of the world's most famous bears is back for another live action movie, Paddington 2 , as Paddington Bear is happily settled in with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. I'm very excited to show you the first trailer for #Paddington2 ! Paul King returns to direct the film which he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby. In " Paddington 2 ", the Peruvian bear does a series of weird jobs to buy a ideal present for Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday.
  • American Legion hosts Memorial Day Program in honor of fallen veterans

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    Memorial Day was named a national holiday in 1971. A Vietnam veteran himself, Craycraft says it has become his mission to honor and thank all those who have served and will continue to serve the country . Harold W. Roberts, who sacrificed his life to save his sergeant during World War I. Camp Roberts was renamed in his honor. During the event, various groups presented wreaths, veterans shared their experiences of being in the line of duty, and one mother shared what it was like to lose ...