Constance Wu clarifies tweets expressing dismay over sitcom renewal

Crazy Rich Asians star sees Fresh Off the Boat get sixth season, prompting swearwords over clash with another project Constance Wu, the star of the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, has sought to clarify a series of tweets sent after the show was renewed for a sixth season in which she expressed her dismay. So upset right now that Im literally crying, she and Fucking hell. She also indicated her displeasure on Instagram. Wu initially said fans responding to her tweets were making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying but on Saturday she said the tweets were indeed related to the news about her show. In her statement, Wu said she had been temporarily upset because …

South Africa election: Ramaphosa holds power as memory of Mandela fades

(CNN)Some had expected a slap in the face for the ruling ANC in this election. Still, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC held onto a significant majority just a few points shy of 60%. Their win is as much about history as it is about performance — which even Ramaphosa admits has been below par. The ANC is the liberation party in South Africa and a main force in throwing off the yoke of the racist Apartheid regime a quarter century ago. That counts for a lot, especially amongst the older generation of South Africans. The ANC-led government has brought electricity and housing to huge swathes of the country that had none — a powerful legacy at …

Theresa May faces ultimatum: set your exit date or quit now

1922 Committee discusses prime ministers fate as anger grows over Brexit failure Executive members of the 1922 Committee are preparing to ask Theresa May to step down immediately if she fails to set out a timetable for leaving Downing Street. Up to 10 members of the powerful group of senior Tory MPs have discussed telling the prime minister to name a date for the end of her premiership or face immediate demands to go, sources confirmed. May is due to appear before the committee on Thursday as the party struggles to contain widespread anger among its MPs and members at Mays failure to lead the UK through Brexit. She indicated earlier this year that Original Article : HERE ; This …

Nearing the endgame: is Hollywood’s lust for sequels destroying cinema?

Franchises thrill fans and enrich studios. But in a fast-changing world, familiar comforts may be more harmful than we think Coming not so shortly: a new helping of either Star Wars or Avatar for every Christmas between 2021 and 2027. Disneys and even Rambo. Never before have film sequels been so many and so varied. They are nothing new, of course. The first specimen, followed the infamous 1915 Avengers: Endgame, was $220m for fastest ever film to make $2bn, and has outstripped the lifetime take of the series original by more than $six are now sequels all released in the last four years. New movies, old parts Toy Story. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar More important than the scale of these earnings …

Yemen: ceasefire broken as fresh fighting breaks out in Hodeidah

UN envoy issues warning as renewed clashes reported following Houthis withdrawal Renewed clashes broke out between Houthi rebel fighters and Saudi-backed pro-government forces in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday, breaching a ceasefire and potentially threatening a pullout by Houthi forces was going to plan. Their withdrawal from Hodeidah and two other Red Sea ports, which began on Saturday, was the most significant advance yet in efforts to end the four-year-old war. Speaking to the UN security council in New York, Griffiths warned the alarming intensification could wipe out the progress made in Hodeidah, as other UN officials warned of a cholera outbreak on the brink of the rainy season, the risk of massive oil spills into the …

Any Brexit deal ‘must include fresh vote’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichael Gove resists calls to set a deadline for the talks A cross-party Brexit deal will not get through Parliament unless it is subject to a fresh public vote, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer says. Talks between Labour and ministers over leaving the EU have been going on for a month with little sign of progress. Sir Keir told the Guardian that without a new referendum up to 150 Labour MPs would vote against any agreement made. Environment Secretary Michael Gove suggested Labour needed more time to come to terms with the idea of a deal. “For some in the Labour Party it will be a significant step to accept supporting …

PM’s negotiator to seek Brexit changes

This declaration was published alongside Mrs May’s withdrawal agreement and sets out the parameters for the future relationship between the UK and the EU, but is not legally binding. Kuenssberg: Policy and politics Cross-party deal must include new referendum – Sir Keir Starmer What’s in the political declaration? In Brussels, Mr Robbins will explore how quickly changes could be made to the political declaration if the government and Labour can come to an agreement. But as the cabinet and shadow cabinet take stock of the progress so far in the cross-party talks, pressure is mounting on both sides for negotiations to be abandoned. Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, and 13 former cabinet ministers have written …

Tommy Robinson faces new contempt case

The allegations concern a Facebook broadcast by Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, which was watched by thousands of people. He was jailed on the day by the trial judge at Leeds Crown Court – but that was quashed by the Court of Appeal after it ruled that his case had been unfairly handled. Mr Robinson, who is standing for election as an MEP in the European elections later this month, was released after serving two months of his sentence. The case was referred back to the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, who announced in March that there were “strong grounds” to bring new proceedings against him. After more than six months of complex legal delays, Lady Justice Sharp …

Dragon fire and fury: Game of Thrones has turned on its bloodthirsty fans

With its latest emotionally eviscerating (and hideously naff) episode, the show held up a mirror to its audiences lust for violence and were all implicated In wrapping up in six, albeit lengthy episodes, a boy from a which already downed one dragon, would make for a more effective defence shield? Apparently not. As for Dany herself, her descent into dead-eyed vindictiveness has been too steep, in keeping with the general, compressed feel of this series. Was the killing of Missandei really enough to tip her over this particular edge? Presumably this counts as a draw? Cleganebowl. Photograph: Courtesy of HBO Then there was the eganebowl, which, like much of this episode, felt like it was pandering to the expectations of …

Dragon fire and fury: Game of Thrones has turned on its bloodthirsty fans

With its latest emotionally eviscerating (and hideously naff) episode, the show held up a mirror to its audiences lust for violence and were all implicated In wrapping up in six, albeit lengthy episodes, a boy from a which already downed one dragon, would make for a more effective defence shield? Apparently not. As for Dany herself, her descent into dead-eyed vindictiveness has been too steep, in keeping with the general, compressed feel of this series. Was the killing of Missandei really enough to tip her over this particular edge? Presumably this counts as a draw? Cleganebowl. Photograph: Courtesy of HBO Then there was the eganebowl, which, like much of this episode, felt like it was pandering to the expectations of …

Doctors Are Yet Again Begging People To Stop Eating A Part Of Their Own Body

Placentophagy – the practice of consuming the placenta – has gained popularity in recent years. Its proponents claim it has a range of health benefits, from upping iron levels to improving mood, but a new recommendation by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) strongly disagrees, noting that eating your placenta has zero known health benefits and can even cause harm. The placenta is an organ that forms during pregnancy and attaches to the lining of the womb. It delivers important nutrients and oxygen from the mother’s blood to the baby, which is attached to the placenta via the umbilical cord. It releases hormones that aid the baby’s growth and helps protect it from bacterial infections. But while …

Doctors Are Yet Again Begging People To Stop Eating A Part Of Their Own Body

Placentophagy – the practice of consuming the placenta – has gained popularity in recent years. Its proponents claim it has a range of health benefits, from upping iron levels to improving mood, but a new recommendation by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) strongly disagrees, noting that eating your placenta has zero known health benefits and can even cause harm. The placenta is an organ that forms during pregnancy and attaches to the lining of the womb. It delivers important nutrients and oxygen from the mother’s blood to the baby, which is attached to the placenta via the umbilical cord. It releases hormones that aid the baby’s growth and helps protect it from bacterial infections. But while …

Brexit bill to be introduced in early June

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBarclay: There needs to be an “end point” to Brexit talks A bill implementing the Brexit deal will be introduced in the first week of June, the government has confirmed. Downing Street said this was “imperative” if the UK was to leave the EU before MPs’ summer recess. The government also said talks with Labour would continue on Wednesday in an attempt to agree a way through the Brexit impasse. Attempts to find a cross-party compromise began after the PM’s Brexit deal was rejected three times by MPs. A Labour spokesman said Jeremy Corbyn had raised concerns “about the prime minister’s ability to deliver on any compromise agreement”. Image copyright Reuters and …

Chelsea Manning will risk return to jail over new subpoena

Manning said she would not comply with a subpoena to testify about her interactions with Julian Assange Chelsea Manning will risk being returned to jail this week by refusing to comply with a new demand from the US government to testify before a grand jury, she said on Sunday. In an interview with CNNs Reliable Sources, Manning said she would not comply with a subpoena from federal prosecutors in Virginia to testify on Thursday about her interactions with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. I am going to refuse, said Manning. I think that this grand jury is an improper I think that all grand juries are improper. I dont like the secrecy of it. Manning was issued with a …

Pakistan agrees to 13th bailout in 30 years from the IMF

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN)Pakistan will receive around $6 billion in a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it was announced Sunday, the thirteenth time the South Asian country has received financing from the IMF in 30 years. Khan met with IMF director Christine Lagarde in February, as he sought to secure funding from the agency despite being a longterm critic of its previous dealings in Pakistan. The IMF has been criticized in the past for imposing strict austerity on receiver nations, forcing governments to cut social programs and privatize national industries. Khan has spoken of the need for a major anti-poverty program to boost Pakistan’s economy and help its worst off citizens, but this will involve considerable spending that is …

It’s been a week since anyone has seen 4-year-old Maleah Davis. Here’s what we know

(CNN)A mother is missing her little girl and the girl’s stepfather has told a story of abduction and a 24-hour blackout. Here’s what we know about the case: Stepfather says he was attacked and abducted Darion Vence, the stepfather, told police he, Maleah and Maleah’s 1-year-old brother were driving to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in north Houston to pick up Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens, who had been in Massachusetts. Vence said he heard a “popping noise.” Thinking it was a tire, he stopped to check. A blue pickup truck then pulled up behind his car and two Hispanic men got out. One of the men said, “Maleah looks very nice, looks very sweet,” Vence told police. That’s when the other …