Stars Don’t Have To Play Nice With Critics Anymore, And It Shows

On Thursday, Olivia Munn logged on to Twitter and an intellectually incoherent, utterly unnecessary short essay. (Stars ― they really are just like us.) The untitled piece took as its subject the fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, a site run by writers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan that features brief, snarky critiques of celebrity outfits. […]

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Anthony Scaramucci Says Trump Lies ‘Because He Thinks It’s Fun’

Anthony Scaramucci, who famously held his post for 10 days before being abruptly fired, has a theory on President “He does it because he thinks it’s fun,” he told CNN’s John Berman during a Friday appearance on the network, adding that “he also does it because he likes the fact that you guys are talking […]

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How a convicted terrorist became a US citizen

(CNN)A one-time Islamic jihadist who spent years in an Israeli prison for attempting to bomb a bus was granted US citizenship and allowed to remain in the country for nearly a decade as federal authorities investigated his background, CNN has learned. Shqaire, 51, carried out the attack in Israel in 1988 “acting on the direction” […]

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Owning a Warhol: How bitcoin could change the art world

Hong Kong (CNN Business)British artist David Hockney smashed records last year when his “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” sold at auction in New York for $90 million. Maecenas is a three-year-old startup looking to revolutionize the art world through “tokenization.” It allows investors to use cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to buy a […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ has already broken the global box office record

New York (CNN Business)“Avengers: Endgame” has made an estimated $644 million at the worldwide box office. That makes it the biggest global opening in film history. The Disney (DIS) and Marvel film surpassed the record held by “Avengers: Infinity War,” which made $641 million for its opening around the world last April.

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Gas cylinders explode in factory blaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPlumes of acrid smoke could be seen for miles around A series of explosions heard across Derby were caused by gas cylinders in a factory fire, senior fire officers have said. The bangs were heard shortly before 14:00 BST and plumes of smoke were visible for miles. […]

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Weeks after Nipsey Hussle’s slaying, many questions remain unanswered

(CNN)Three weeks after Nipsey Hussle was fatally gunned down in Los Angeles, the community continues to mourn and seek answers. Here are answers to some of those questions: Why was a shooting victim arrested? Eight days after Nipsey and two other men were shot in front of the rapper’s The Marathon clothing store in the […]

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Fact checking Trump’s claims that Mueller did not interview people ‘closest’ to him and his campaign

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump claimed special counsel Robert Mueller did not interview the people closest to him and his 2016 presidential campaign in another of his ongoing attacks against the former FBI director’s report. The report did not establish “collusion” between Trump’s associates or campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. Mueller wrote […]

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Taking Australia’s asylum seekers was a ‘deal with the devil:’ former Nauru leader

(CNN)The Nauru president who allowed Australia to reopen a controversial detention camp for asylum seekers on the tiny Pacific island has said that he made a “deal with the devil.” But the offshore processing centers were highly controversial. Human rights groups criticized the poor living conditions and high incidence of mental health problems among detainees. […]

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Facebook could launch new section of ‘high quality’ news by end of 2019

New York (CNN Business)Facebook is developing a new section devoted to curating “high quality” and “trustworthy” news, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday. And, according to a person familiar with the conversations, executives have discussed possibly launching it by the end of 2019. “So, of course anything that we do is going to be […]

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