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Donald Glover is cool with Lando being pansexual

Donald Glover is cool with Lando being pansexual.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesMay 24th, 2018

Nothing childish about Donald Glover

  LOS ANGELES---Donald Glover is on fire. As Childish Gambino, he scored his first No. 1 with "This Is America." The music video for that song, while sparking debates and is disturbing to some people, is hailed as one of the best music videos so far in 2018. And people are loving him as Lando Calrissian, who was originally played by Billy Dee Williams in the earlier "Star Wars" films, in "Solo: A Star Wars Story." In fact, Donald will star in a Lando Calrissian/"Star Wars" spinoff movie. And his Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning comedy series "Atlanta's" Season Two managed to be as riveting as Season One. At 34, Donald is a renaissance man of sorts of the 21st century. He'...Keep on reading: Nothing childish about Donald Glover.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Diplomatic duels: what now for the Trump-Kim summit?

SEOUL--Events around the Korean peninsula have been moving at a dizzying pace over the last few days, with a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un that was on, then off, then apparently on again. Here's where we stand with what could be a historic meeting. How did we get here? A few months ago Kim and Trump were hurling insults and threats of war at each other. The rhetoric began to cool during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and by mid-March the two sides had agreed to a face-to-face. After some back-and-forth, June 12 in Singapore was fixed on, but as May ticked over both sides began casting doubt on the meeting. The insults started up again, with North ...Keep on reading: Diplomatic duels: what now for the Trump-Kim summit?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

‘This is the Philippines’ ideas if we had a Childish Gambino

The United States just saw arguably the most political song to climb up to the top spot of the music charts with Childish Gambino’s release of the video for “This is America,” a gritty, dark production showing violence juxtaposed with catchy lyrics and tune. It features the figure of a half-naked comedian Donald Glover, who […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

MMA fighter with links to Trump, Cohen is questioned by FBI

ROSEMONT, Ill. --- A Russian mixed martial arts fighter who has connections with President Donald Trump, the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen and Russian President Vladimir Putin was questioned this week by the FBI, his manager confirmed Saturday. Fedor Emelianenko was questioned by agents who met him in his hotel room on Tuesday, manager Jerry Millen said before Emelianenko's Bellator MMA heavyweight fight against Frank Mir. Millen declined to detail his client's conversations with the agents. "The FBI came to the hotel looking to talk to Fedor and they were very nice, came in to speak with Fedor for a few minutes, spoke to me, very cool guys, and that's all I can really ...Keep on reading: MMA fighter with links to Trump, Cohen is questioned by FBI.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

AP source: Hosmer, Padres reach preliminary eight-year deal

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse. The on-field vibe seemed equally cheery, as country music blared as players went to work under sunny skies in the Arizona desert. Hosmer reached a preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the Padres, pending a physical. A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed the tentative deal, speaking on the condition of anonymity Sunday because there had been no formal announcement of Hosmer's potential signing. It would become official once he passes a physical early in the week. While the final position players reported Sunday — most were already in spring camp — ahead of Monday's first full-squad workout, Hosmer wasn't expected in the desert until at least Monday. Hosmer, who spent his first seven major league seasons with Kansas City, would receive a reported $144 million. Padres manager Andy Green could only discuss the acquisition of Hosmer in generalities since it isn't final, but was hopeful of having his full team together Monday. "I can't replicate the magic of the first day twice, so, yeah, you want him or anyone to be there when you're talking," Green said. "... Not that there is any real magic on the first day, but it's always nice to have your camp settled as early as possible." The 28-year-old Hosmer batted a career-high .318 in 2017 and matched his best from the previous season with 25 home runs. A four-time Gold Glover and All-Star in '16, he drove in 94 runs and scored 98 for the Royals last season. He also had a career-best .385 on-base percentage. Veteran right-hander Chris Young also came to the Padres this offseason after most recently pitching three seasons for the Royals, calling Hosmer "one of my all-time favorite teammates" who brings "a competitive fire" that will be much-welcomed. He hadn't been in touch with Hosmer in recent days but they did communicate earlier in the winter when Young chose San Diego and discussed that it was among Hosmer's top choices, too. Young said he didn't want to add any pressure to Hosmer making a decision. "Hos is a legitimate All-Star," Young said. "I think he brings a veteran experience, he's a winner, he's a champion and a great mentor for young guys. So I think he fits all the categories I think you're looking in terms of a teammate, a leader, a competitor. I think he makes any clubhouse better, much less this one." While most every club feels a sense of optimism this time of year with a fresh slate as spring training begins, the Padres were especially upbeat as they got going early Sunday at the idea of the power-hitting Hosmer in their lineup and at first base. San Diego went 71-91 last season for fourth in the NL West above only the San Francisco Giants, and the Padres haven't been to the playoffs since losing in the 2006 NL Division Series. Green knows what someone such as Hosmer could mean to a club's chances of turning it around. "It was always time to start contending for me," said Green, beginning his third season as San Diego skipper. "It was always go out and win opening day and go out and win every game. I haven't been very good at that, I have to acknowledge that. At this point in time, opening day has been cruel to me so far. "But I think we show up with the expectation of winning the first game of the season and don't waver from that no matter who's in that clubhouse. Does it get easier if certain people are in that clubhouse? Yeah, it sure does." Wil Myers, who played 154 games at first for San Diego last season, was ready to move positions as needed. He can play elsewhere in the infield and all three outfield spots and Green said he would be "magically" taking fly balls in right field Sunday. "Wil's been great with everything that's ever been asked of him," Green said. Myers said the Padres communicated with him during the offseason about the possibility of adding Hosmer, saying: "When I saw that possibility I was very excited. To be able to add a player like that I think is very cool." Myers played in 2010 with Hosmer in the minors with the Royals. "I know nothing's definite right now but just to be able to hopefully add a guy like that is pretty special," Myers said. "He's a great guy. He's going to be a guy that fits really well in this clubhouse. ... You've heard a lot of great things about him, what he does in the clubhouse and who he is as a person.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

By John Pye, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the last Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks. Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since clinching a career-reviving title here last year. He's been met on court after wins here previously by tennis greats Laver, John McEnroe and Jim Courier. On Tuesday night, he got something different. Comedian Will Ferrell stepped out of the crowd and, slipping into character as Ron Burgundy from the movie Anchorman, conducted the post-match interview. Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka stuck to business, returning from long injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon. Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match in Melbourne since a failed doping test in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis. One of just two former champions in the women's draw, Sharapova recovered from an early break in the second set and closed out her 6-1, 6-4 victory over Tatjana Maria with an ace at Margaret Court Arena. She celebrated by twirling, waving and blowing kisses to the crowd. "It's been a couple of years since I've been back here — obviously I wanted to enjoy the moment," the 2008 Australian Open champion and three-time runner-up said in an on-court TV interview. Former No. 1-ranked Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open winner, continued her resurgent run with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Anna-Lena Friedsam to extend her streak to 10 consecutive wins. Her ranking slid into the 20s in 2017, but she's coming back into the kind of form that won her a title in Sydney last week and makes her a strong contender at Melbourne Park. "Something is going on with Australia and me," Kerber said. "I enjoy my stay, play my best tennis." Djokovic tweaked his service motion while recovering from an injured right elbow, and used it to good effect in a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Donald Young. Djokovic lost in the second round here last year, but won five of the previous six Australian Open titles. "Obviously I wanted to start with the right intensity, which I have," Djokovic said. "I played perfect tennis, like I never stopped." Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2). No. 4-ranked 4-Alexander Zverev and No. 7 David Goffin advanced, but No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut lost to Fernando Verdasco, a semifinalist here in 2009, and former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic lost 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Lukas Lacko. No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the U.S. men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez. Two other U.S. contenders, No. 8 Jack Sock and No. 16 John Isner, were out on opening day. Madison Keys also reversed a trend, becoming the only one of the four American women who contested the U.S. Open semifinals last September to reach the second round in Australia. Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe were all eliminated on Monday. No. 17-seeded Keys, the runner-up at the U.S. Open, had a 6-1, 7-5 win over Wang Qiang. No. 9 Johanna Konta beat Madison Brengle 6-3, 6-1 and will meet another American, Bernarda Pera in the second round. The U.S. women had four wins and 14 losses in round one. No. 1-ranked Simona Halep was in serious trouble twice — having to save set points at 5-2 down in the first set, and badly twisting her left ankle early in the second — before beating 17-year-old Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 7-6 (5), 6-1. Halep, who lost back-to-back first-round matches here in the previous two years, will next play Eugenie Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist who beat Oceane Dodin 6-3, 7-6 (5). "It's always really cool to go up against the best in the world," Bouchard said. "You use it as a measuring stick. I want to try to play my game and go out there and do some damage." Other seeded players advancing included Wimbledon champion Garbine Mugurza, No. 6 Karolina Pliskova, No. 8 Caroline Garcia, No. 16 Elena Vesnina, and No. 29 Lucie Safarova. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic. Sharapova was banned for after testing positive for the drug meldonium here in 2016, when she reached the quarterfinals, and finished last year ranked No. 60. The five-time major winner will next play No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, who beat her at the U.S. Open last year in her return to a Grand Slam to tournament. After returning in New York, Sharapova is confident she's prepared again for a major. "I felt like I have got a lot of things out of the way physically and emotionally and mentally last year with — there was a lot of firsts again for me, playing the first tournament, first Grand Slam, and just different feelings and what it would be routinely," she said. "But it felt pretty routine today.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Beyoncé on board for ‘The Lion King’ remake

Pop star Beyonc will enter the Circle of Life as she joins the cast of the "The Lion King" live-action remake. Disney announced on Twitter the complete cast for the star-studded movie. She will take on the role of Nala, the love interest of the main character Simba, who will be played by Donald Glover. Variety first reported that the singer scored the deal earlier this year as she was director Jon Favreau's top choice for the role. It was also reported that he and the studio will do whatever it takes to accommodate her busy schedule. James Earl Jones returns as Mufasa, as he originally voiced back in 1994. Also on board is British comedian and talk show host John Oliver, who...Keep on reading: Beyoncé on board for ‘The Lion King’ remake.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Donald Glover to play Simba in 'Lion King' live-action remake

Donald Glover to play Simba in 'Lion King' live-action remake.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2017

Trump backs down under fire, clarifies on Russia meddling

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump strained Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News22 min. ago

Trump backs down under fire, clarifies on Russia meddling

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump strained Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News22 min. ago

Lights go out during Trump statement at the White House

WASHINGTON, United States --- President Donald Trump wanted to make an important point. And then the lights went out. Trump was saying Tuesday that he has "full faith" in the U.S. intelligence agencies in the aftermath of his Helsinki news conference when the lights in the White House Cabinet Room dimmed and briefly went out, leaving the room mostly in darkness. "Whoops, they just turned off the lights. That must be the intelligence agencies," the president joked to members of his Cabinet, lawmakers and the assembled media. As the lights were quickly switched on, Trump asked if everyone was OK. "That was strange. But that's OK," he said, returning to his statement. Trum...Keep on reading: Lights go out during Trump statement at the White House.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Obama warns of strange and uncertain times in Mandela tribute

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa  – Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday, July 17, used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn of "strange and uncertain times," a day after Donald Trump refused to challenge Vladimir Putin over interference in US elections . Delivering a speech in Johannesburg marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, Obama ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News3 hr. 9 min. ago

Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump moved Tuesday, July 17, to limit the damage from his summit with Vladimir Putin, claiming he misspoke in appearing to accept the Russian leader's denial of election meddling – in a rebuke to US intelligence chiefs. At their Helsinki meeting a day earlier, Trump failed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News3 hr. 9 min. ago

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

A man walks past the building of the Russian military intelligence service in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for n.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

Hyperinflation, OFW remittances, Trump - Putin | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippines could suffer hyperinflation if the country shifts to federalism. Remittances from overseas Filipino workers continued to rise in May 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump lends weight  to Russia’s denials of meddling in elections at his inaugural summit with Vladimir Putin. {module 3984}    .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News15 hr. 22 min. ago

US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

Leading US lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference. US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push new sanctions WASHINGTON –… link: US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push new sanctions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News21 hr. 21 min. ago

US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

WASHINGTON — Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference. Trump, speaking in Helsinki after his first summit with Putin, said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Putin-Trump summit gets underway

HELSINKI — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have begun bilateral negotiations in Helsinki’s presidential palace on Monday. The meeting began nearly an hour later than planned, a TASS correspondent reported. Initially, it was planned that the Russian leader would arrive at 13:00, while the negotiations would start at 13:20. After […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Trump’s advice: Sue EU

LONDON — In the midst of a messy political crisis at home over Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed Sunday that Donald Trump gave her this piece of advice: Sue the EU, don’t negotiate. A bemused May turned him down. But the exchange was the latest example of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Trump attacks U.S. foolishness heading into Putin showdown

Helsinki, Finland –  President Donald Trump headed into his first summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday determined to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief, saying only "stupidity" by prior administrations had brought US-Russian ties to their present low. Hours before the Helsinki summit, Trump was asked if he would press Putin over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018