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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…

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‘Blow Up’ Fight Has Jana Kramer & Mike Caussin Sleeping In Separate Beds! – Perez Hilton

Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin have always been two to keep it real… And they are keeping it really real this week on the latest episode of the Whine Down podcast that Jana hosts, because the couple is openly discussing the “blow up” argument they had on just the second night of their new life in a brand new Nashville home! Oh, no! The Why Ya Wanna singer and her husband, the former NFL star, had just moved into their new Tennessee home when — on the second night being there — they got caught up…

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‘Seriously sick’: NY Times op-ed encourages journos & others to publish identities of border agents

It’s been a banner day on the op-ed pages in a couple of the country’s biggest newspapers. First the Washington Post published a column warning Trump’s family, staffers and other supporters about the new rules for Resistance in restaurants, and now the writer of a New York Times op-ed is calling for journalists and others to help publicly shame and/or harass border agents: If you’ve ripped a child out of her father’s arms, the entire congregation should know about it when you show up at church on Sunday, writes @kcroninfurman…

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Pink Says ‘F**k The Parenting Police’ With A Clever New Photo Of Her Kids! – Perez Hilton

Pink has absolutely had it with trolls online taking aim at her kids, so this time she beat ’em to it! On Tuesday, the Walk Me Home singer posted a sweet photo of her two children, eight-year-old Willow Sage and two-year-old Jameson, running through lawn sprinklers and enjoying a hot, summer day as most little ones do. And before the mommy-shamers of the world could find a reason to pick apart the fun snap, Pink left a special, sassy message for them in the caption of her Instagram post. Related:…

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Valiant Dog Named RuPaul Helps Save Woman From Sexual Assault

The woman, whose name has not been released, said she was walking her two dogs in Williamstown Cemetery on June 29 around 8:30 p.m, At that point, RuPaul and Louie ― a rescue Shih Tzu and terrier, respectively ― sprang to her defense, Police are searching for the perpetrator and seeking any information the public may have,  Human RuPaul, the TV host and pop icon, has made it clear that he approves of his valiant namesake, retweeting a story about the incident with the comment, “THIS!” Elsewhere in the land…

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ICE is expected to begin rounding up undocumented immigrants in nine US cities today

Washington (CNN)Immigration authorities are expected to begin conducting raids in nine cities today, targeting about 2,000 undocumented immigrants who courts have ordered to be removed from the country, a US official has said. ICE raids on undocumented immigrants to begin soon In February, ICE sent around 2,000 letters to families who already had received final orders of removal by judges in absentia, asking them to self-report to ICE offices by March. The upcoming operation is expected to target approximately 2,000 people, the senior immigration official said. According to Immigration and…

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A Massive Blackout Hit Manhattan And New York Did Its Thing

a blackout hit the city. Broadway musicals, Then, while the sun set, music began. The The cast of “Waitress: A New Musical” also kept an audience’s attention, singing to passersby outside. The “Hadestown” cast brought out a trombone and sang about the blackout, prompting people to dance on the streets. “Rock of Ages” whipped out a classic. And the cast of “Frozen” sang into the night. The blackout may have prompted brief moments of joy and camaraderie, but obviously it wasn’t fun for everyone. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio…

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A former UK officer was convicted of rape on a Tinder date, but his victim says trauma is a ‘life sentence’

Maryville, Tennessee (CNN)Kaitlin Hurley shook her head in quiet disbelief as the defense attorney made one last attempt to save her rapist from a lengthy sentence. Nearly a year later, she said she connected with Martin-Cramp on Tinder. A police constable with London’s Metropolitan Police Service, he was staying at the Pineapple Resort in Antigua for a wedding with friends and family. The two started chatting on WhatsApp and making plans to meet for drinks — and a potential overnight stay. Amid the flirtatious texts, however, Hurley warned Martin-Cramp not…

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Family of Loujain al-Hathloul fight to free imprisoned Saudi activist

Relatives hope raising awareness in the US can help end detention of Hathloul who battled the ban on women driving When Lina al-Hathloul learned her sister, the Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul, had been whisked away by Saudi Arabian police in the middle of the night, she thought it was a joke. They came in with so many people, there were so many cars waiting outside, said Lina al-Hathloul, Loujains youngest sister who lives in Brussels, describing what her family told her at the time. It was so spectacular that we…

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