Charge against Kevin Spacey dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th

(CNN)Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand. “My client and his family have shown an enormous amount of courage under difficult circumstances,” Mitchell Garabedian, the attorney who represented the young man, said Wednesday. Spacey’s attorney, Alan Jackson, did not immediately return a telephone call and email seeking comment Wednesday. Key piece of evidence missing The accuser’s missing cell phone was a key piece of evidence. During the alleged assault, the accuser sent text messages on his phone, including a less-than-one-second-long video, to his girlfriend. A Nantucket judge had ordered Spacey’s accuser, his mother — Heather Unruh, a former …

Why the heat index matters more than the temperature in this heat wave

(CNN)Checking the temperature reading during this weekend’s heat wave won’t tell the whole sweltering story. It’s going to feel a lot hotter. So, Chicago — with a predicted temperature Friday of 98 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity of 58% — can expect it to feel like 118 degrees, she said. And Washington’s forecast temperature of 98 degrees, with relative humidity of 45%, will make it feel like 109. And that’s not even in the sun. “When we, as meteorologists, forecast the high temperatures or the heat index, that is in the shade,” Brink said. “The sun definitely makes it worse.” In “direct sunlight, the heat index value can be increased by up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit,” according to the National …

Harry Styles Might Play Prince Eric In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’

Harry Styles could soon be making a (literal) splash on the big screen.  Variety reported Tuesday that the former One Direction singer is being courted by Disney to play Prince Eric in the live-action reboot of 1989 animated classic, “The Little Mermaid.”  Halle Bailey as Ariel, a curious mermaid who gives up her singing voice for human legs. According to reports, Melissa McCarthy is linked to the project as Ariel sidekicks Flounder and Scuttle, respectively.  Dunkirk,” directed by Christopher Nolan. That World War II drama also starred Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy and received eight Academy Award nominations, winning three.  was in the running to star in director Baz Luhrmann’s as-yet-untitled Elvis Presley biopic. On Monday, it was announced that Presley will be …

‘Avengers: Endgame’ actress got in trouble with Marvel Studios head of security for posting a sunset picture

Emma Fuhrmann attends the Premiere Of Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man Far From Home” at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 26, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) “So, I had gotten to Atlanta to film, and there was this gorgeous sunset,” Fuhrmann said in the interview. “I took a picture of the sunset and posted it on my Instagram story, and I just tagged the location, Atlanta, Georgia.” ROBERT DOWNEY JR. TALKS LIFE AFTER IRON MAN, ‘AVENGERS’: ‘I AM NOT MY WORK’ She continued, “The next day, head of security came to my trailer and talked to me about how I can’t post that. I was like, ‘Well, I wasn’t going to say I was on set of you know, …

Scarlett Johansson Defends Her Right To Play Any Person, Tree Or Animal

Scarlett Johansson says she should be able to play any role she wants, identity politics be damned. “You know, as an actor, I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,” Johansson told the magazine, according to the BuzzFeed. Critics accused filmmakers of whitewashing the role, known simply as Major in the film, instead of giving the opportunity to a Japanese actress. never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive.” An executive for Paramount, the studio behind the film, later said the film flopped LGBTQ activists Johansson at first appeared to Johansson later dropped out of the project and …

Denise Nickerson Of ‘Willy Wonka’ Fame Dead At 62

taken off life support following a seizure, to reports. She was 62. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Nickerson, who was born in New York City, worked on the vampire soap opera “Dark Shadows” from 1968 to 1970, and she also appeared in “The Electric Company,” “Search for Tomorrow” and the film “Zero to Sixty.” She left acting in 1978 to become a nurse. Tributes, including one from “Willy Wonka” castmate Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt, poured in: RELATED COVERAGE 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' Stars Reunite: Where Are They Now? Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson plays real-life hero as ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ premiere delayed by electrical sparks

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” at Dolby Theatre on July 13, 2019 in Hollywood. Johnson assured audiences were safe after electrical sparks reportedly flew in the theater before the viewing. (Getty) Before the movie resumed, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took time to address the audience, letting attendees know that he was waiting in the wings to make sure crowd was safe. However, “Jason Statham ran his a– out of here”, he added. VANESSA KIRBY SIGNS ON TO ‘FAST & FURIOUS’ SPINOFF ‘HOBBS & SHAW’ The delay lasted only around 15 minutes before the film began playing again. In “Hobbs & Shaw,” Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as …

Robinson jailed for contempt of court

Later, journalists filming on College Green outside the Houses of Parliament were verbally abused, physically intimidated and had their equipment attacked before police officers arrived. The BBC News at One cut short a broadcast from College Green as protesters interrupted a live report. Police said no arrests had yet been made in relation to Thursday’s protests. Brand Tommy: Rancour, rhetoric and riches But officers did arrest three people for affray, and one for a public order offence in relation to a protest that happened outside court on the day of Robinson’s conviction last Friday. Four other people had already been arrested for affray on Friday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters also gathered in large numbers outside the Old …

Be prepared for the ‘Lion King’ cast photo

(CNN)Cast of “The Lion King,” now let’s get in formation. Not included is James Earl Jones, who reprises his role as Mufasa. The group photo was released almost a week after individual photos showing the stars opposite their characters. If these new cast photos don’t get you hyped for ‘The Lion King,’ we’re not sure what will Jon Favreau is directing the shot-for-shot remake, which will use technology to make it look like a realistic version of the hit animated 1994 film. “The Lion King” roars into theaters July 19. Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Prosecutors unlikely to charge Trump Org executives, sources say

(CNN)A federal investigation into whether Trump Organization executives violated campaign-finance laws appears to be wrapping up without charges being filed, according to people familiar with the matter. In January, one month after Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, prosecutors requested interviews with executives at the company, CNN reported. But prosecutors never followed up on their initial request, people familiar with the matter said, and the interviews never took place. Meanwhile, there has been no contact between the Manhattan US Attorney’s office and officials at the Trump Organization in more than five months, one person familiar with the matter said. There is no indication that the case has been formally closed, and former federal prosecutors cautioned that it is …

‘We are a family – and an art collective’

Image copyright National Trust/Jason Lock Image caption The family in costume for their film at Dunham Massey Artists Jeremy Deller and Bob and Roberta Smith and singer Jarvis Cocker are among the others taking part in the National Trust’s People’s Landscapes project. One of the family’s films will be shown at Quarry Bank, a historic mill in Cheshire, where the family have filmed around 100 local schoolchildren drumming around the site. Doing interviews about their creations is not nearly as interesting as making them, and at Quarry Bank, Merrick gets bored and disappears from the cafe table less than three minutes after the family start telling me about their work. He’s bursting with energy. He’s a nine-year-old boy. Hope is …

Disney Unveils First Look At ‘Mulan’ Live-Action Remake

Mulan” is set to hit the big screen once again, this time in a live-action version. Disney dropped its teaser for the remake of the 1998 animated film. It features Liu Yifei as the warrior heroine who, in disguise, joins the Chinese military to spare her father from serving. Deadline reported. according to The Hollywood Reporter. The role is an apparent departure from the original flick’s bad guy, Shan Yu, who led the Hun army invasion. “Mulan” will make its debut on March 27, 2020. Eugene Lee Yang of 'The Try Guys' Explains How 'Mulan' Helped Him Come Out Shang Might Not Be In Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan,' And People Aren't Taking It Well REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help …

Florida Mom Arrested After Video Of Daughter Licking Tongue Depressor Goes Viral

Florida woman was jailed on felony charges thanks to a licking a tongue depressor at a tampering with a consumer product without regard for possible death or bodily injury, according to location station Ward was arrested after she posted a Snapchat video of her 10-year-old daughter licking the tonaccording to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report. Someone pointed out the video to the clinic, which asked police to investigate. “Don’t tell me how to live my life.” The clinic said it immediately removed medical items in the exam room and sanitized the area, according to Ward told “I mean honestly I wasn’t thinking,” she said. “I know what it’s like to, you know, have to worry about your kids’ health and stuff. …

Woody Allen says he won’t retire ‘no matter what happens in my family or with politics’

Director Woody Allen poses during a photocall for the film “Cafe Society” out of competition, before the opening of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 11, 2016. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard – LR1EC5B0VAK7R) Allen’s latest film stars Spanish actors Elena Anaya and Sergi Lopez alongside Gina Gershon, Wallace Shawn, Christoph Waltz and Louis Garrel. Following news of Farrow’s allegations against him as well as comments he made about the #MeToo movement, several of the stars that have worked with the director have publicly distanced themselves from him such as Timothy Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, Greta Gerwig and Colin Firth. WOODY ALLEN’S ALLEGED FORMER LOVER CLAIMS AFFAIR STARTED WHEN SHE WAS 16 However, Deadline reports that Gerson and Anaya addressed the …

The nuclear battle on the Suffolk coast

Then in 1989 the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) proposed a Sizewell C and Joan decided she had to do something. At a fractious meeting at the Leiston Film Theatre in the High Street opposite the fish and chip shop, she founded Community Against Sizewell C. Joan and an array of other anti-nuclear groups won that fight. Sizewell C was cancelled. The plan was resurrected in 1993 and Joan helped fight and win that one as a local councillor. But she has no illusions about what swung the argument. Image caption Jim Crawford – Project Development Director at Sizewell The nuclear argument In the 1980s, while Joan was campaigning against Sizewell B, Jim Crawford was starting his career at Torness …

Jeffrey Epstein hobnobbed with Hollywood, media elite despite dirty past as registered sex offender, reports say

This March 28, 2017 image provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. The wealthy financier pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York on Monday, July 8, 2019, to sex trafficking charges following his arrest over the weekend. Epstein will have to remain behind bars until his bail hearing on July 15. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP) “Equally troubling are Epstein’s long-cultivated relationships within Hollywood and New York media circles, where he moved with ease well after his high-profile 2008 conviction for soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14,” THR’s Tatiana Siegel and Marisa Guthrie wrote. The report says that Epstein has been escorted to A-list events by “New York society doyenne” Peggy …