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A new-ish book by original fantasy lord JRR Tolkien is published today, one that gives fans a fresh look at a part of his huge background collection work The Silmarillion . " Beren and Lúthien " brings readers back to the mythical realm of Middle Earth , a land occupied by humans, elves, dwarves, wizards (both good and evil) and, of course, bloodthirsty orcs.
  • Bill Maher calls himself the n-word in interview with Ben Sessions

    Bill Maher calls himself the n-word in interview with Ben Sessions

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    Shortly after 10 p.m., Maher, the comedian and host of HBO's " Real Time ", was talking to Sasse on his program about the boundaries between adolescence and maturity, and how adults in California still dress up for Halloween. "Senator, I'm a house n--". Some audience members groaned while others laughed. In 2001 Maher lost his show, "Politically Incorrect", after controversial remarks in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
  • Dwayne Johnson & Angelina Jolie Rumored for Dark Universe

    Dwayne Johnson & Angelina Jolie Rumored for Dark Universe

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    It sounds like everything is coming together for Universal's mega-franchise. Universal is planning to jump in on the cinematic universe bandwagon after they announced their monsterverse as the Dark Universe , but apparently, this isn't sitting so well with the folks down at Warner Bros.
  • Fans thankful to see 'Greatest Show on Earth' a final time

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    The entertainment was primarily equestrian and modeled after what is considered the first modern circus created a few years before in England by the riding school pedagogue Philip Astley. Almost all of the folks at the bar said they were headed to the final 7 p.m. performance, but first, they needed a trip down memory lane with people who were, and always will be, part of a unique family.
  • Jack Nicklaus on Tiger Woods: 'He needs our help'

    Jack Nicklaus on Tiger Woods: 'He needs our help'

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    The details contained in a police affidavit released Tuesday did little to clear up the curious circumstances of his whereabouts on Memorial Day morning, only to confirm Woods' statement that he had not been drinking before being arrested for suspicion of DUI.
  • The best man's speech at Pippa's wedding had some pretty racy moments

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    Still, even if they didn't get the chance to chat over the wedding breakfast, it's likely that Markle and her prince enjoyed dancing the night away at the no-expense spared celebration. Pippa looked impressively put-together in a tweed Kate Spade blazer (white, of course) and crisp jeans, but both she and James looked a bit tired - understandable, since their afterparty stretched into Sunday morning! Both wore special outfits when they arrived with their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge ...
  • Ariana Grande benefit concert to air on ABC, Facebook

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    The concert, called "One Love Manchester " will begin Sunday at 7 PM in the United Kingdom (2 PM EST) and raise money for the victims of last month's bombing. Thousands of people are falsely claiming to have attended last month's Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England when it was attacked in order to get in for free to a benefit concert being held this Sunday, according to ticket seller Ticketmaster.
  • Lebanon seeking to ban Wonder Woman over Israeli star Gal Gadot

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    It is her belief that Ares, the god of war, is pushing the war and behind the violence in men's hearts. They're incredibly intelligent people and they were looking for all the same things I would have looked for - all the values that Wonder Woman stands for exuding from someone in an honest way, and boy did they find it.
  • Rihanna star of NBA finals opener

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    He had given Golden State issues in the past, an overlooked story during back-to-back wins to force a Game 7 previous year. This marks the third year in a row that the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavs are meeting in the finals , further cementing this modern rivalry.
  • Kamal leads southern film industry's charge against GST rate

    Kamal leads southern film industry's charge against GST rate

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    A sense of panic has prevailed amongst members of the industry since the tax slabs were announced, but this is the first time that they have come out to openly criticise the move. "Film tickets across industries can't be fixed like essential services", he said. "So does it sound like a sinful industry??". "We are not against Hindi, but you can not bring a monoculture in a diverse country like India".