Abortion ruling a symbolic victory for supporters 

The New York Times
The Supreme Court ruling on a restrictive Texas law allows 10 clinics to remain open, while giving abortion providers and advocates their biggest win in a three-year legal fight.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:16:00 Categories: The New York Times

Engineer due to face Tasmanian inquest 

A coronial investigation into suicide deaths at the same Hobart location is expected to hear from an engineer who will offer a structural solution.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:58 Categories: AAP

Glenn Lazarus to announce pensioner policy 

Senator Glenn Lazarus has announced his stance on several fronts and will now unveil his plan for pensioners.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:56 Categories: AAP

Bear attacks sleeping man in California campground 

Nine News
A man has been clawed by a bear in the US after the animal made its way into a tent in a California camping ground on Saturday morning.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:54 Categories: Nine News

Dad of killed children due in court 

The father of three children allegedly murdered when their mother's car plunged into a Melbourne lake is due to testify.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:52 Categories: AAP

Abuse spotlight stays on ADF Cadets 

A royal commission continues an inquiry into the ADF's response to child sex abuse in navy, army and air force cadet units.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:50 Categories: AAP

Hunt for witnesses into alleged Sydney shooting 

Nine News
Police are calling for witnesses into an alleged shooting in Sydney's south-west earlier this year.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:49 Categories: Nine News

Warner Bros. Sets 'Minecraft' Movie For Summer 2019 

Warner Bros. has revealed that the spot it reserved on May 24, 2019 for an event title will be occupied by their feature take of the hit PC and App game Minecraft. Pic will be presented in 3D and on Imax. Summer 2019's schedule is still filling out and the only other title scheduled in May so far is Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Part II on May 3. On June 14 of that year, Warner Bros. has the second part of Justice League. Deadline first broke the news in Februar.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:46 Categories: Deadline

Women Worry About Clinton-Warren Ticket 

The Daily Beast
You'd think the idea of two powerful female politicians would fire up Democratic women. Instead, its making these Ohio voters very nervous.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:44 Categories: The Daily Beast

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 has sweet burnout mode 

As if the line lock feature on the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 wasn't...... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:42 Categories: Autoblog

Browns fans RSVP to 2033 Super Bowl parade 

The Sports Daily
Cleveland Browns fans can't help but feel optimistic after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals. ... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:15:40 Categories: The Sports Daily

'Wade could become the nation's top keeper' 

Justin Langer, who coached Australia during this month's ODI tri-series, says Matthew Wade could become the nation's top keeper.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:00:55 Categories: AAP

Dick Van Dyke leads crowd in 'Mary Poppins' sing-a-long 

New York Daily News
You can have your own set of wings! "Mary Poppins" star Dick Van Dyke led a crowd in a sing-a-long of "Let's Go Fly a Kite" in front of Walt Disney's childhood home in Chicago on Sunday. Van Dyke starred in the 1964 classic as Bert, the ever-present chimney sweep, and Mr. Dawes, the bank chairman. The 90-year-old actor was in town on his trip to Danville, Illinois, where he was raising money for the Dick Van Dyke Foundation to restore his childhood home and provide scholarships for local students going into the entertainment business. Van Dyke arrived in town on the "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" car and met with students inside the Danville High School auditorium, according to the Commercial-News.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:00:53 Categories: New York Daily News

How Have Things Changed For Actresses Since Demi Moore's Record $12.5 Million Payday? 

Let's call a spade a spade. Striptease, the 1996 film adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's novel about a plucky stripper battling dirty politicians and a slimy ex-husband, is not that memorable. The reviews were terrible, the box office take was pretty weak, and the Razzies were as plentiful as the g-strings were skimpy. But there's one thing worth remembering 20 years after the film's release: the money. Demi Moore was paid $12.5 million for the role of Erin Grant, which, at the time, was the most a Hollywood actress was ever paid for a single film. According to the US Inflation Calculator, $12.5 million in 1996 amounts to $19.1 million today. That's a lot of bank. Two decades later, how many women are actually making it? It's a short list. Jennifer Lawrence, who reportedly commanded a $20 million paycheck for her upcoming film Passengers, topped Forbes ' 2015 list of the World's Highest-Paid Actresses with $52 million in earnings last year. Scarlett Johansson, whom industry sources claim was paid "roughly the same" as Avengers costars Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, came second with a $35.5 million take. Melissa McCarthy's $23 million income secured her the third-place spot. Natalie Robehmed, an entertainment reporter for Forbes, cites the three actresses as Hollywood's reigning rainmakers. But, she notes, their earnings don't simply reflect their salaries for individual films. Those sums also include payment for endorsement deals for brands such as Dior (Lawrence) and Dolce & Gabbana (Johansson), while McCartney's fashion line contributes to her $23 million. It's these endorsements that nudge female stars higher up the pay scale. Another factor are the types of movies actresses are choosing. It's no coincidence that Lawrence and Johansson have three major action film franchises between them ( Hunger Games, X-Men, and Avengers), while McCartney is poised to secure her own legacy with the release of Ghostbusters next month. These blockbusters shell out major money, and, where multiple films are involved, allow cast-members to renegotiate their salaries. Pictured: Jennifer Lawrence (with Evan Peters) in X-Men: Apocalypse.Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock. The catch is that there simply aren't as many roles in these superhero/action-adventure flicks available for women as there are for men. Avengers has five leading men and one woman, and 2017's Justice League only has Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman as its one major non-girlfriend female role. Racking up endorsements and signing on for blockbusters aren't the only ways to secure serious scrilla. Part of the reason Robert Downey, Jr. is the highest-paid actor on the planet is the fact that he has a deal that gives him points on the backend for the Iron Man and Avengers films. What that means is that, in addition to an eight-figure salary delivered upfront, certain celebrities can push for a percentage of the film's profit. This is less lucrative than the old practice of giving actors a percentage of a film's box office gross - that's why Tom Cruise made $70 million for Mission: Impossible, which he also produced, the same year as Demi Moore's big payday - but it remains the best way to milk money out of a role. Robehmed says that Jennifer Lawrence could probably command a double-digit points deal, but she's a rarity. Though stars like Emma Stone and Charlize Theron have the potential to rise higher in the pay ranks, it'll most likely be down to Revlon and Dior endorsement deals and roles in blockbusters like Fast 8. "I would like to think that women's salaries are on rise," Robehmed says. "I think they definitely are if you're named Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, and Scarlett Johansson. I think for women who haven't yet negotiated themselves into those favorable positions, because they haven't had huge box office success, it's hard to earn the same as a male counterpart." Will we be in the same spot 20 years from now - or will the #LeanIn generation finally break through?... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:00:51 Categories: Refinery29

3 Reasons Why 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Bombed at the U.S. Box Office 

"Independence Day: Resurgence" didn't set off any early fireworks at the U.S. box office over the weekend. The sequel to the 1996 hit (the highest-grossing movie of its year) only opened with $41.6 million. To put things into perspective, the original "Independence Day" kicked off to $50.2 million, back when tickets were less than half... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:00:49 Categories: Variety

Congress Reacts to Abortion Ruling 

Roll Call
The congressional reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to strike down elements of a Texas law that imposed strict rules on abortion clinics was swift and, in many cases, predictable.... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:00:47 Categories: Roll Call

Video shows murder suspect going for cop's gun 

CBS News
Police video shows Thomas Robinson reach for an officer's gun in an interrogation room soon after Robinson learned he was going to be charged with murder... read more
28. kesäkuuta 2016 0:00:44 Categories: CBS News

Watch Aston Villa fans from the Villa View say farewell to the Premier League 

Birmingham Mail
As Aston Villa brace themselves for their Championship adventure, supporters from The Villa View have waved a fond farewell to the Premier League. The fans behind the increasingly popular claret and blue You Tube channel have linked up with the Birmingham Mail to share their videos. In their latest installment Matt Lynch and Dan Bardell pick their all time Villa Premier League XIs following the club's relegation from the top flight. ...... read more
27. kesäkuuta 2016 23:44:31 Categories: Birmingham Mail

Watch Aston Villa fans from the Villa View say farewell to the Premier League 

Birmingham Mail
Those were the days!... read more
27. kesäkuuta 2016 23:44:29 Categories: Birmingham Mail

Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett has given himself a new headache 

Birmingham Mail
But it's a welcome one, says Blues fans blogger Shane Ireland... read more
27. kesäkuuta 2016 23:44:27 Categories: Birmingham Mail
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