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Sorry, Puerto Rico. Your fellow Americans (yes, President Trump, Puerto Ricans are Americans too) are appalled at the unmitigated gall of the president to hurl insults at your local leaders ([they] “want everything to be done for them”) on Twitter and to bring up your debt (this from a man whose companies have filed bankruptcy six…

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The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. Jeronimo Yanez stopped the couple for a broken taillight. Castile’s finacee, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting. According to Reynolds, after Castile told the officer he…

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Photo credit: Instagram – @dwyanewade Dwyane Wade‘s cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was caught in the crossfire as two men shot at a third man on Friday afternoon in Chicago. Aldridge, who was pushing her baby in a stroller at the time, sustained head and arm injuries, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner. The baby was unharmed. The victim,…

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Jesus Christ, arguably the most renowned biblical figure, traveled by foot, boat and donkey. Granted in the ancient world, those were the most common modes of travel. But despite the fact that he didn’t travel in a craft that moved faster than the the speed of light, his name launched a religion and 2,000 years…

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Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a tub by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend in her home in Roswell, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. She was transported to North Fulton Hospital. No further details are available about her condition. Brown and Gordon wed last year. Brown and her…

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Sorry, sports fans. It’s the eve of Super Bowl XLIX, and apparently, the announcement so many hoped for, that the Green Bay Packers would meet the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, after the New England Patriots forfeited the game — well, that is not going to happen. Blame NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s failure to lead.…

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Stars:  Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci The challenge for this latest film in the Transformers series is not how it will do at the box office, it no doubt will draw big numbers with a release date a week prior to the July Fourth holiday. No, the stumbling block is that the…

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Stars: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Terrence Jenkins, La La Anthony Hollywood has broken the code on making commercially successful films. It seems that any film with Las Vegas as a central character can’t lose. This sequel to 2012’s wildly popular Think Like…

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Stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson Rejoice, parents with bored children who are looking for quality enterainment for their restless brood, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is coming to your rescue. Hiccup and Toothless find an ice cave populated by literally hundreds of wild dragons and a creature known as Dragon…

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Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman Jonah Hill’s been on a nationwide apology tour for using a gay slur, so it’ll be interesting to see what impact that unfortunate incident will have on box-office receipts for 22 Jump Street. Best guess: Fans are not likely to hold it against him. Reprising their…

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Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson With its tagline of Live … Die … Repeat … Edge of Tomorrow lives up to the billing and will leave you on the edge of your seat. This sci-fi action flick features Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), a soldier locked in a battle with aliens.…

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A Million Ways to Die in the West Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried This Western directed by and starring Seth MacFarlane is being touted as the heir apparent of Blazing Saddles. And it literally does explore a gazillion ways to die, albeit not all by gunshots. There are so many cringe-worthy…

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Maleficent Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton Angelina Jolie has the lock on evil. Even her cheekbones seem carved from granite. This delicious retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale has director Tim Burton’s signature touch; a dark, brooding atmosphere juxtaposed with his stars’ ephemeral beauty. Quirky horror stories are his forte and…

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Blended Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covery, Terry Crews, Kevin Nealon, Shaquille O’Neal im (Adam Sandler) and Lauren (Drew Barrymore) are a single dad and single mom who are looking for, well, not exactly each other, as it turns out. They have a horrible first date that he bails on, citing an “avalanche in…

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Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence The X-Men tap the considerable skills of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to travel back in time to try to thwart an event that could have have disastrous ramifications for the human race and his transmutable colleagues. Fans of the series will not be…

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Million Dollar Arm Stars: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma B.J. Bernstein was hoping to resuscitate his career and recruit Major League Baseball’s next superstar pitcher when he created a reality show in India to find suitable candidates with the talent to play America’s favorite pastime. He did find two teenagers with the…

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Godzilla Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe America had King Kong. Japan had Godzilla. And despite the horribly dubbed Godzilla flicks of yesteryear, the sea monster has been a bona fide star for decades. This vociferous Japanese monster doesn’t need co-stars, but he gets them, big time: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; and…

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Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman This is a film that will tug at the heartstrings. Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is a talented chef who is fired from his dream job after a disagreement with Riva (Dustin Hoffman), the head honcho and money guy behind the restaurant who unceremoniously tosses Casper…

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Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow Dealing with a newborn is tough. But being sleep-deprived and handling a squalling infant while juggling diaper changes and middle-of-the-night feedings can lead to temporary insanity. The last thing you need to add to that formula (pun intended) is a raucous neighbor. Unfortunately for Mac and…

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Belle Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson Gugu Mbatha-Raw shines in this film based on the true story of a child born to a white British officer, Admiral Sir John Lindsay, and an enslaved African woman. Named Dido Elizabeth Belle, she was raised in the aristocratic household of her great uncle, William…

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