• Malaysia bans ‘Despacito’ on state radio, TV due to lyrics
  • News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News
  • Guillermo Del Toro Is Back With Visionary Trailer For ‘The Shape Of Water’
  • ‘Star Wars’ Monopoly That Doesn’t Exclude Rey Is Finally Easy To Buy
  • The American Doctor Trying to Cure Ukraines Corruption

Malaysia bans ‘Despacito’ on state radio, TV due to lyrics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  Malaysia has banned “Despacito” on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song’s record-breaking popularity. The ban applies only to government-run radio and TV outlets, not to music streaming services or global entertainment providers like YouTube. Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak said late Wednesday the song was reviewed and banned because of a public complaint that the lyrics are obscene. Salleh…

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News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit progress report Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens’ rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. “The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation,” says the…

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Guillermo Del Toro Is Back With Visionary Trailer For ‘The Shape Of Water’

Sally Hawkins plays a mute woman with a monotonous job cleaning a covert government facility.Life perks up when she takes interest in a mysterious mer-creature (Doug Jones) subjected to wicked experiments at the hands of a scientist (Michael Shannon) who runs the laboratory. Naturally, she wants this scaly, spiked hostage freed. What could go wrong? Opening Dec. 8, The Shape of Water also stars Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins and Michael…

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‘Star Wars’ Monopoly That Doesn’t Exclude Rey Is Finally Easy To Buy

Arguably the most important person in the whole damn movie, the omission of Daisy Ridleys character stirred up accusations of sexism against toymaker Hasbro, which stood accused of perpetuating a long history of overlooking female action characters in merchandise. In its defense, the company said it originally didnt want to spoil a plot point, because while we knew Rey existed in the film, we didnt knowhow central she was to…

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The American Doctor Trying to Cure Ukraines Corruption

KIEV, UkraineWhen U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hurried here to Ukraines capital after the G-20 summit earlier this month one of his goals was to speak about the importance of implementing anti-corruption reforms. But he didnt talk to American-born and American-educated Ulana Suprun, Ukraines health minister, who might have opened his eyes wide. She is on the warpath against a horrific corruption machine involving billion-dollar scams performed by powerful…

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Drinking at the Crossroads With the Ghost of Robert Johnson

Holding a bottle of his Hoodoo Legbas Reserve Chicory Liqueur, Phillip Ladner, the distiller at Mississippis Cathead Distillery, gets inspired to start talking about local blues legend Robert Johnson. Robert Johnson wouldnt have sold his soul to the devil, he explains. Hed have met Papa Legba. In Voodoo, Legba is the figure at the crossroads. If you make an appeal to the spirit world, it is Legba who decides whether…

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The Must-See Films of Cinemas Mystic Alejandro Jodorowsky

Poetry is the removal of all limits on consciousness, the 88-year-old filmmaker-mystic-performance artist Alejandro Jodorowsky told a group of besotted fans gathered at New Yorks Rubin Museum of Art last week. The limits placed on it by family, by society, and by language itself. Theres no single skeleton key to understanding Jodorowskys surrealistic, poignant body of workbut this statement comes close. From the 1970 cult classic El Topo to the…

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I Bought A 1929 Camera At Second-Hand Store And It Had An Undeveloped Film Inside

I recently purchased an original Zeiss Ikon 520/2 – a folding medium-format camera – from a second-hand store. To my surprise, it was holding a roll of film with the word “EXPOSÉ” on it. I found out the camera was built around 1929 and the film was produced between the 40’s and the 70’s. My friend Johan Holleman, who has been developing his own films for the most part of…

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In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News

Every day, some 55 million people go about their lives across England. This is a snapshot of a nation across 24 hours. Photographs will be added through the day, telling the everyday stories of the people who make up the nation. Liam Reid’s family has been selling fruit and vegetables on Leicester Market since World War One. The 32-year-old gets up every morning at 5am and works six days a…

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News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Woman’s shooting in US: Australian PM demands answers Australia’s prime minister has called on US authorities to explain how a woman, originally from Sydney, was shot to death by a policeman after calling to report a possible crime. Justine Damond, 40, died in the city of Minneapolis, reportedly while dressed in her pyjamas. “It…

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Farewell to George A. Romero, the Godfather of Gory Political Horror

I only met George A. Romero the late 77-year-old writer/director who pioneered zombie-apocalypse horror and revolutionized the horror film genre itself once. It was on an expectedly chilly evening at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2008, back in the days when I dreamed of becoming a filmmaker (specifically and ridiculously, the next George A. Romero). Romero was there to discuss and promote Diary of the Dead, the fifth entry…

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Blake Sheltons Undying Love for Vodka

Do you hang out with Adam Levine and the other The Voice judges after a day of shooting? Man, we are together ALL DAY when we are filming The Voice! I dont want to hang out with those people when Im done! No, Im kidding. We definitely hang out here and there; it just depends on everyones schedule, but whenever we do, we have a lot of fun together. Between…

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The German Rapper Who Prostituted Her Fans

FRANKFURT, GermanyWhen a German mother learned that Schwesta Ewa, Germanys most famous female rapper, was buying her 17-year-old runaway daughter Celine S. lip injections, sending her out to work as a prostitute, and cashing in half the money for herself, she freaked out and called the police. The cops then recorded Schwesta Ewa (which translates to Sister Ewa, but her real name is Ewa Malanda) yelling at a different sobbing…

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Trump Jr. Lawyer: I Met Eighth Meeting Attendee

Donald Trump Jr.s lawyer told CNN that he spoke with the unnamed eighth attendee at a June 2016 meeting between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer. The unnamed person was a U.S. citizen who was not employed by the Russian government, Trump Jr.s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, said, adding that he did not know the unnamed persons entire background. The Trump Tower meeting was reportedly attended by Trump…

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R. Kelly Denies Cult Allegations

R. Kelly denies allegations that he is holding women in an abusive cult, his lawyer said in a Monday statement, after three sets of parents told BuzzFeed that the musician had "brainwashed" their daughters under the pretense of helping their music careers. "Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him, Kelly's lawyer said in a statement. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and…

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The nicest things that happened to Jon, Dany, and Arya on this week’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

Welcome to “A Song of Nice and Fire,” Upworthy’s weekly “Game of Thrones” recap series. When we decided to recap of the most brutal show on TV, we realized that brutality is not really in our wheelhouse, so we tasked writer Eric March with hunting for the good, kind, wholesome GoT moments like a needle in a haystack. Here’s what he found. I see you giving me that side-eye, The…

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R. Kelly’s major controversies: From Aaliyah to alleged ‘cult’

R. Kelly has been accused of holding women in a cult, according to a report published Monday by BuzzFeed. The report follows a string of major headlines for the 50-year-old R&B star, who has been sued by multiple women and previously battled child pornography charges. Here are the controversies you should know about. Marriage to Aaliyah, August 1994 Kelly was 27 years old when he married his managers niece, 15-year-old singer…

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Balloon Meisters: A Day in the Life of Hot Air Balloon Pilots

In the sleepy western Massachusetts town of Greenfield, thousands of festival goers flocked to the Green River Festival this weekend to enjoy music, food trucks, crafty vendors and hot air balloons. Meeting at dawn to discuss the days plan, balloon pilotsall equipped with an FAA commercial licenseand their crew members discussed winds, weather, and what to expect. Paul Sena, the balloon-meister of the festival, spent the day with The Daily…

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Martin Landau, film and TV icon, dead at 89

Martin Landau, a celebrated actor with dozens of movie and TV credits to his name, including the Mission: Impossible television series, has died at age 89, Fox News has confirmed. Landau died around 1:30 PT on Saturday following unexpected complications while he was hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center. GEORGE A. ROMERO, CREATOR OF ‘NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD,’ DEAD AT 77 The prolific actors most notable credits included the Mission:…

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Smart & Safe Tech: For cars, there’s safety in connectivity

To err is human; to drive is to be distracted. Sure, caution-red and hazard-yellow traffic signs are reminders of the roads dangers, but stick figures and s-curved arrows tell drivers only so much. They cant deliver updates on ever-changing variables like traffic, mechanical issues and backups caused by collisions. This information void is an attractive opportunity for products like Hum by Verizon. Hum is such a cool and wonderful product…

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Humber Bridge among nine Hull locations to be given listed status – BBC News

It was the the longest single-span suspension bridge for 16 years and remains in the top 10 longest spans in the world. Historic England described it as a “formidable engineering feat”, which “despite its great size and strength has a simple elegance in harmony with the landscape”. Image copyright Historic England Image caption Larkin’s final collection of work, “High Windows”, was inspired by his flat at 32 Pearson Park Larkin’s…

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All the Doctors, from William Hartnell to Jodie Whittaker – BBC News

William Hartnell was the first actor to play the Doctor, appearing in the BBC show from 1963 to 1966. Hartnell, who died in 1975, had previously appeared in TV’s The Army Game and Carry On Sergeant, the first Carry On film, in 1958. Memorably scruffy and eccentric, Troughton spent three years travelling time and space before stepping down in 1969. Pertwee’s time with the show also saw the first of…

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Oscar-Winning Actor Martin Landau Dead At 89

Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles from unexpected complications during a short hospitalization for an undisclosed illness, publicist Dick Guttman said in a statement. (Reporting by Daniel Trotta in New York; Editing by Peter Cooney) More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEZ Spokesperson Creator – Upgrade Create even more amazing spokesperson videos using our massive library and easy cloud-based editing program.Mobimatic – Mobile App Consulting Toolkit…

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Columbia University settles with student accused of sexual assault

(CNN)Columbia University has settled a lawsuit filed by a student over its handling of a sexual assault allegation. Despite the finding, Nungesser said he was harassed and ostracized by Sulkowicz and her supporters. To protest the outcome of the university investigation, Sulkowicz carried a mattress around campus in a performance piece called “Carry that Weight” that drew worldwide attention. Nungesser was never charged with a crime and denies the allegations,…

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Why the Almighty JAY-Z Uses Shocking Racist Imagery in His Latest Videos

Why does JAY-Z present a parade of racist images in his two newest videos for 4:44 and The Story of O.J.? The latter purposely crams as many as possible into its four-plus minutes we get the Sambo character, the watermelon eating, the caricaturishly oversized lips, the cotton picking, the Hottentot Venus, the Aunt Jemima, the African baby, the pickaninny, the auction block, the Klan, the human beings in chains and…

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