Daily Archive: June 8, 2017
Egypt on Thursday asked the United Nations (UN) to investigate an enormous ransom that Qatar allegedly paid an IS-linked “terrorist group” in order to free members of its royal family detained in Iraq.
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For two decades, maverick theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has attracted a cult following with its special events, in-seat food and beer service, and themed movie nights.
But Alamo has never had a presence in L.A., the hometown of the movie business.
That will change next year when the Austin…
The Islamic State (IS) group on Thursday claimed the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month by armed gunmen in southwestern Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.
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Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, are expecting their first child! The “God, Your Mama, and Me” singer announced the exciting news on Instagram just hours before attending the CMT Awards on Wednesday night. “We’ve had such a hard time not telling everybody for the last few months because we are SO excited….WE ARE PREGNANT,” he captioned a photo of them holding a positive pregnancy test. “Holy cow we’re going to be parents. God is so good and we can’t wait for this next chapter of our life. #lilhubbard” The couple, who got married in July 2015, told People their little one is due sometime in December. Congrats to the happy pair!
At least 17 civilians were killed Thursday night in US-led coalition strikes on the Islamic State group’s Syrian bastion Raqa and the surrounding area, a monitor said.
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Ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief James Comey accused President Donald Trump’s White House of lies and defamation Thursday, in wounding sworn testimony that plunged his already troubled presidency deeper into peril.
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Lea Michele has no problem flaunting her figure for the camera. The actress is well-known for playing the conservative Rachel Berry on Glee, but since the series wrapped in 2015, she has been amping up the sex appeal with her NSFW photos. Aside from posing nude and revealing her tiny “Finn” butt tattoo – in tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith‘s Glee character, Finn Hudson – for Women’s Health UK, she is constantly shedding her clothes on Instagram. Whether she’s lounging in bed or basking in the sun, Lea loves to show off every inch of her body. Keep reading to see some of her most scandalous snaps yet.
Like death, taxes, and the fact 2017 is a raging trashfire, there’s something else we can always rely on: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s feud will never die. As we’re all painfully aware at this point, the drama began when in Taylor’s infamous 2014 Rolling Stone interview, she claimed another female artist (who literally everyone quickly deduced was Katy) had stolen backup dancers away from her and therefore deliberately sabotaged her upcoming tour, and then wrote her diss track, “Bad Blood,” about said artist. The two have shared a few not-so-subtle barbs back and forth ever since, but it’s safe to say it’s all out on the table now thanks to Katy’s publicity tour for her upcoming album, Witness. See everything she’s said about the situation over the past few months below.
“Don’t come for me.”
In early May, Katy sat down with Entertainment Weekly for a discussion about Witness, which inevitably led to a question about what she thinks of “Bad Blood” and if she believes it’s about her. “Well, that’s not my question to answer – if it’s about me,” she replied. “I think [my new album] is a very empowered record. There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person.” She also made it clear that nobody should mistake that silence for not saying anything at all. “One thing to note is: you can’t mistake kindness for weakness and don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone,” she explained. “And that’s not to any one person and don’t quote me that it is, because it’s not. It’s not about that. Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place. Period, end of story. But let me say this: everything has a reaction or a consequence, so don’t forget about that, OK, honey . . . If people want to connect and be healed and feel vulnerable and feel empowered and strong, God bless and here it is.”
Although she denied she had any diss tracks of her own in the works, she released “Swish, Swish” not long after her interview, which sure sounds like it’s a shot at Taylor.
“She started it, and it’s time for her to finish it.”
The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer was completely candid about why she and “the Regina George in sheep’s clothing” have beef during her Carpool Karaoke video with James Corden in May. Katy fully admitted that “There’s a situation. [Taylor] started it, and it’s time for her to finish it.” She added that she never “stole” backup dancers from Taylor and then opened up about her reaction to “Bad Blood.” “I do the right thing any time that it feels like a fumble. It was a full shutdown, and then she writes a song about me,” she said. “And I’m like, ‘OK, cool, cool, cool. That’s how you want to deal with it? Karma!'” She also made sure to note that she’s “ready for that BS to be done.”
“There are three sides of every story: one, two, and the truth.”
In an interview with NME (which doesn’t fully drop until June 9), Katy tried to explain why she brought up the feud at all with James Corden. “Well, [Late Late Show host] James Corden makes me and the whole world feel very safe,” she said. “No one has asked me about my side of the story, and there are three sides of every story: one, two, and the truth.” The 32-year-old also wanted to reiterate her previous assertion that no one should “come for” her. “I mean, I’m not Buddha – things irritate me. I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I’m also not a pushover, you know? Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girls [her fans]. That’s so messed up!”
Another layer to the “Bad Blood” drama was that Taylor hired Katy’s longtime collaborator Max Martin to help write the song, which Katy had yet to address until her chat with NME. “I can’t speak for [Max], but he didn’t know [who “Bad Blood” was about],” she said. “I’m not supposed to tell him what he can and can’t do. I’m very fair; I’m super-duper fair, and I’m not one of those people who’s like, ‘You can’t do that because I don’t like that person’. Just, like, you do you, make your own choices . . . I’m not his mother.”