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Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler reunite in ‘Murder Mystery’

  Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have been named to the cast of "Murder Mystery", a new comedy film from Kyle Newacheck of "Workaholics". "Murder Mystery" follows a New York Police Department officer, played by Sandler, who goes vacationing with his wife (Aniston) in Europe. While there, they become the prime suspects in a case concerning the death of a billionaire. James Vanderbilt, of "Independence Day: Resurgence" and the first two "Amazing Spider-Man" films, wrote the script for "Murder Mystery". The project's director, Kyle Newacheck, previously co-starred in, wrote for, directed and created episodic comedy series "Workaholics", and then "Game Over, Man" (aga...Keep on reading: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler reunite in ‘Murder Mystery’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 1st, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence on why she’s rude to fans: ‘It’s my way of defending myself’

More and more Hollywood stars are shunning fan attention, and "Hunger Games" actress Jennifer Lawrence is part of that growing list. Speaking to fellow actor Adam Sandler in an interview with Variety Magazine, the 27-year-old starlet justified her seemingly "snobbish" attitude toward her admirers in public. "I just, generally, once I enter a public place, I become incredibly rude," she said, claiming that celebrities do receive an overwhelming amount of unwanted attention in public. "That's kind of like my only way of defending myself," she explained. "J-Law" also gestured some non-verbal cues she uses to dissuade fans from approaching her while eating in a restaurant, like wagging...Keep on reading: Jennifer Lawrence on why she’s rude to fans: ‘It’s my way of defending myself’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Journalist murder a toxic mystery in Malta one year on

  LA VALETTE, MALTA – A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia , those who ordered the murder remain free while others continuing her work in the European Union's smallest state are branded traitors. The windswept field where the mother-of-three's burnt-out car ended up on October ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Mark Cuban donates $10M after Mavericks workplace probe

NBA press release The NBA today issued the following statement about the report by independent investigators regarding workplace conditions at the Dallas Mavericks, following allegations made in a Feb. 20, 2018 Sports Illustrated article: Upon learning of the allegations, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban notified the NBA and an independent investigation was launched with oversight from the league office. Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at New York University School of Law, and currently Special Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and Evan Krutoy, who spent more than 20 years as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and currently heads Krutoy Law, P.C., led the seven-month investigation. The league’s oversight function was led by David Anders, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The report was based on information gathered from 215 interviews with current and former Mavericks employees who worked for the team during the past two decades and from the evaluation of more than 1.6 million documents, including emails and other electronic documents. Following the launch of the independent investigation, the Mavericks, under Mr. Cuban’s direction, hired a new Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia Marshall, a former AT&T senior executive, who has since implemented a massive overhaul to improve the organization’s workplace culture. While the investigation was ongoing, Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall took a series of steps to enhance the team’s workplace policies and procedures. Under Ms. Marshall’s direction, the Mavericks have replaced or added several new leadership positions in the organization, including a new head of Human Resources, a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, a head of Diversity & Inclusion and a new General Counsel. The Mavericks also instituted mandatory “Respect in the Workplace” training for all employees and ownership; created a confidential hotline for employees to share concerns, issues or allegations of misconduct; and established employee resource teams and an external advisory council to ensure a more diverse and collaborative work environment. Ms. Milgram’s and Mr. Krutoy’s extensive investigation, with full cooperation from Mr. Cuban and the Mavericks organization, resulted in a detailed understanding of the scope and substance of the issues. Among the investigation’s key findings: - The investigation substantiated numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct within the Mavericks organization over a period spanning more than twenty years. - Among other things, the investigation found:     - Improper workplace conduct toward fifteen female employees by the Mavericks’ former President and CEO Terdema Ussery, including inappropriate comments, touching, and forcible kissing;     - Improper workplace conduct by former Mavericks ticket sales employee Chris Hyde, including inappropriate comments to women of a sexual nature, the viewing and sharing of pornographic images and videos, unsolicited and unwanted sexual advances, and violent and threatening outbursts toward co-workers; and     - Two acts of domestic violence perpetrated by former Mavs.com reporter Earl Sneed, including one against a team employee. - The investigators concluded that Mavericks’ management was ineffective, including a lack of compliance and internal controls, and that these shortcomings permitted the growth of an environment in which acts of misconduct and the individuals who committed them could flourish.  In particular, the investigators found:         - The Mavericks executive leadership team failed to respond adequately and committed a significant error in judgment by retaining Mr. Sneed following his domestic violence incidents; and         - The Mavericks’ executive leadership team was responsible for allowing Mr. Hyde to remain employed with the organization despite his inappropriate and problematic behavior, and failed adequately to address his various acts of misconduct.         - The investigators found no evidence that Mr. Cuban was aware of Mr. Ussery’s misconduct.  None of the 215 witnesses who were interviewed stated that they informed Mr. Cuban of Mr. Ussery’s actions, the investigators found no documentary evidence of such a communication, and Mr. Cuban stated that he did not know about the conduct.   The investigation report also contains a series of recommendations for changes to the Mavericks’ organization, including:     - Increasing the number of women on staff, including in leadership positions;     - Enhancing formal reporting processes for victims of misconduct;     - Implementing regular anonymous employee surveys to evaluate workplace culture; and     - Expanding and improving the Mavericks’ Human Resources department and instituting clear protocols for investigating workplace misconduct. The report confirms that several of these steps have already been taken, including the hiring of Ms. Marshall and other new senior female leaders, and notes that “we heard from employees of a sea change in the professional environment at the Mavericks that began almost immediately following” the publication of the Sports Illustrated article. In recognition of the institutional and other failures set forth in the report, Mr. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to organizations that are committed to supporting the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence.  These organizations will be selected by an advisory council of leaders from the Mavericks, including Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall, and the NBA, including President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens, President of Team Marketing & Business Operations and Chief Innovation Officer Amy Brooks, and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart. Additionally, the NBA is requiring the Mavericks to:         - Provide the league office with quarterly reports regarding the recommendations set forth in the report and their implementation;         - Immediately report to the league office any instances or allegations of significant misconduct by any employee;         - Continually enhance and update annual “Respect in the Workplace” training for all staff, including ownership; and         - Implement a program to train all staff, including ownership, on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. “The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We appreciate that Mark Cuban reacted swiftly, thoroughly and transparently to the allegations first set forth in Sports Illustrated – including the immediate hiring of Cynthia Marshall as CEO to effect change, but as Mark has acknowledged, he is ultimately responsible for the culture and conduct of his employees. While nothing will undo the harm caused by a select few former employees of the Mavericks, the workplace reforms and the $10 million that Mark has agreed to contribute are important steps toward rectifying this past behavior and shining a light on a pervasive societal failing -- the inability of too many organizations to provide a safe and welcoming workplace for women.” Following the allegations made in the Sports Illustrated article, the NBA conducted a thorough review of its existing policies and procedures related to respect in the workplace, and required all NBA teams to do the same. In addition, the league established a confidential leaguewide hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  While many of the recommendations contained in the investigation report are already part of established practice at the league office, any that are not will shortly be adopted. The report of the independent investigation is available here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

US firm picks up Laude docu as it gears up for Oscar race

  A US firm has acquired PJ Raval's documentary "Call Her Ganda" for distribution in North America.   Breaking Glass Pictures has announced that the docu, which tackles the murder of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude in the hands of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, will have screenings in key US cities, starting in New York on Sept. 21.   Screenings in Los Angeles (Sept. 28) and San Francisco (Oct. 5) will follow, before "the nationwide rollout in the fall, to coincide with the US awards season."   Based in Philadelphia, Breaking Glass Pictures is reportedly mounting an Oscar campaign for the human rights docu.   "I'm honor...Keep on reading: US firm picks up Laude docu as it gears up for Oscar race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Daniel Craig to lead murder mystery Knives Out

British actor Daniel Craig will lead 'Knives Out' while Bond 25 remains in pre-production. Image: AFP/Tiziana Fabi via AFP Relaxnews With the 25th James Bond film now uncertain, lead acto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Daniel Craig to lead murder mystery ‘Knives Out’

With the 25th James Bond film now uncertain, lead actor Daniel Craig has been cast as a detective in "Knives Out", co-written and directed by "Star Wars" man Rian Johnson. After director Danny Boyle left James Bond film 25 in August, Craig has been chosen to lead "Knives Out" in the meantime, a project that has "Star Wars" and "Brick" director Johnson working from a script he co-wrote with producer and frequent collaborator Ram Bergman. Bond 25 was previously anticipated to begin filming in December but "Knives Out" is now able to begin its shoot in November with Craig on board. Johnson and Bergman, who are funding "Knives Out" through their own independent production compan...Keep on reading: Daniel Craig to lead murder mystery ‘Knives Out’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Slain Caloocan mom not victim of EJK — police

The murder of 27-year-old mother Jennifer Taporado was not a case of extrajudicial killing after investigation showed that the prime suspect was a drug syndicate leader with whom her slain husband had dealings, a police official said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro will play POTUS and FLO...

Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro will play POTUS and FLO........»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

End of an era for The Players Championship in May

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Webb Simpson popped the cork on a champagne bottle to celebrate his victory in The Players Championship. Though not by design, the moment also could have signaled the close of an era. The Players Championship, which has all the trappings of a major except public recognition as one, ended its 12-year run being played in May. Simpson set or tied four records, one of which drained the former swamp of drama the TPC Sawgrass can deliver in any month. He had a seven-shot lead going into the last day, the largest in the tournament's 45-year history. No one got closer than four shots Sunday. The only other time that happened at The Players was in 1994 when Greg Norman didn't make a bogey until the 13th hole of the final round and set the scoring record at 24-under 264. The idea behind moving to May was to give golf a big event every month starting with the Masters in April, to have better weather and more daylight, and to present a great chance at firm, fast conditions. This year's edition was a mystery. Even without any rain, the course was never on the edge. With minimal wind, at least by Florida's standards, the scores were unusually low. At one point in the final round, Jason Dufner made a birdie to break out of a 10-way tie for third by reaching 12-under par. There were 1,754 birdies for the tournament, breaking by 136 birdies the record from 1996. Simpson tied the course record of 63 on Friday with a double bogey on the 17th hole when his sand wedge hit the wooden frame on the front of the green, landed on the back of the green and tumbled over the back onto the water. Brooks Koepka matched the record on Sunday, though that required an albatross when he one-hopped a 6-iron into the hole for his second shot on the par-5 16th. Everyone was expecting far tougher. "This golf course over the weekend will turn into a beast," Charl Schwartzel predicted on Friday. Charles Howell III had a bogey-free round of 67 on Friday and expected to see "a lot more brown than green tomorrow afternoon." It never materialized. It was almost as if the PGA Tour wanted players to have their way with the Stadium Course in case there was any debate about moving back to March. The turf was as pure as it has ever been, lush with grass. Henrik Stenson suspected when he arrived on Tuesday that it was too good, too green, to be able to make it the ultimate test by the weekend. "It's the easiest I've seen it play," Stenson said. "Hopefully, in March it gets back to feeling major-like. Because this was more like any other tour event, I think." Adam Scott won The Players in March and never has been a fan of the May date. "I don't think they ever got the setup right in this date," Scott said after he tied for 11th at 11-under 277. That was one higher than his winning score in 2004. "It's in phenomenal shape. I just don't think they took the risk they should have in preparing the course differently. To see those scores today, it's too easy. There's not enough risk and a lot of reward." There have been eight rounds of 63 at The Players since it moved to the TPC Sawgrass in 1982 — six of those record-tying scores since 2013. Mark Russell, vice president of rules and competition for the PGA Tour, said the primary explanation was lack of wind. He also correctly noted that to take Simpson out of the equation, the winning score would have been in the ballpark of recent years. "That golf course, there's a disaster at every turn," Russell said. "But if you navigate it properly, you can score." He also said it would be different in March. The fairways were sand-capped ahead of the move to May, so it should drain better. The problem was having to rely on the weather ahead of the tournament, and a cooler-than-normal spring meant the rough was down. "I think we'll have a lot more control over it in March," Russell said. What the tour can't control is the perception of its premier event. When it last was held in March, it was the anchor of the Florida swing and just two weeks before the Masters. There was much anticipation about Augusta National even as The Players was going on. Next year, there is a bit of a buffer. They Players will be the third of four stops in Florida, and there will be three more weeks (two in Texas) before the Masters. It still might feel like the undercard to the Masters. But it probably has a better chance of feeling like a major......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Sleuthing with Sehun

SEOUL---"I don't think I'm the best detective," Sehun confessed. The K-pop idol talked about his role as a dancing detective who solves (gasp) murder cases in Netflix's first Korean variety show, "Busted." And instead of playing sleuth with the EXO squad, Sehun worked with a motley crew of A-listers who are not exactly Sherlock Holmes either. Yoo Jae-suk (dubbed the National MC), Ahn Jae-wook (an entertainment expert whose resum includes TV dramas and musicals), Kim Jong-min (lead of coed group Koyote), Lee Kwang-soo (our favorite funnyman), Park Min-young (K-drama royalty) and Kim Se-jeong (from girl group Gugudan) were his newest costars in this crazy mystery-reality-variety ...Keep on reading: Sleuthing with Sehun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

I believe is Roma s slogan vs. Liverpool in CL semifinal

By The Associated Press Roma already erased a three-goal deficit once in this season's Champions League. The Giallorossi believe they can do it again against Liverpool on Wednesday. "We've already shown we're capable of coming back and we should have the belief that we can do it again," Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said. Liverpool won the first leg 5-2, so Roma needs a repeat of its 3-0 second-leg victory over Barcelona in the quarterfinals to reach next month's final in Kiev. A 4-1 win — Roma's result against Chievo Verona on Saturday — would also suffice. "I believe. That's my slogan and that's what I want to transmit to my players," Di Francesco added. However, Roma will have to find a way to stop its former striker, Mohamed Salah, who scored the opening two goals of the first leg. Security will also be a concern following clashes at the first leg that left a Liverpool fan in critical condition. Italian state police said "special attention" will be paid to the arrival and movements of 5,000 Liverpool supporters in the capital. Wednesday's game is a rematch of the 1984 European Cup final that Liverpool won in a penalty shootout in Roma's stadium. In the other semifinal, Real Madrid will look to protect a 2-1 lead against Bayern Munich on Tuesday as it seeks a third consecutive title. REDS REUNITE Liverpool should have its devastating front three intact for the second leg, with coach Juergen Klopp saying Sadio Mane will be fit after a minor thigh injury. Mane, who missed the 0-0 draw with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, will link up again with Salah and Roberto Firmino — reuniting the players who scored all of Liverpool's goals in the first leg. They have scored 28 goals between them in this season's Champions League, more than any other team in the competition. Klopp does have issues in midfield, though, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out for the rest of the season after sustaining a serious knee problem in the first leg to join fellow midfielders Adam Lallana and Emre Can on the injury list. Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum are Klopp's only fit senior midfielders. Liverpool, a five-time European champion, has proved to be the master of the counterattack domestically and in the Champions League this season, so is the last team that Roma will want to be gung-ho against. The Reds did, though, squander a three-goal cushion against Sevilla in the group stage to draw 3-3. MADRID OPTIONS Madrid may not be as depleted as expected for the return match against Bayern. Right back Dani Carvajal is still set to miss Tuesday's match because of a muscle problem, but Francisco "Isco" Alarcon appears to have recovered from the shoulder injury that everyone expected to keep him from playing at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Isco, a key piece in Zinedine Zidane's midfield, had to be replaced at halftime in the first leg in Germany because of a sprained left shoulder. He practiced with the rest of the squad for the first time since the injury on Sunday. If Isco can't play, Zidane will likely start with Marco Asensio, who came off the bench to score the winner on Wednesday. Another player who may be available for Zidane on Tuesday is defender Nacho Fernandez, who had been out for a while because of a muscle injury but also practiced with the squad on Sunday. Zidane rested Cristiano Ronaldo and most of the regular starters in the team's 2-1 win against Leganes in the Spanish league on Saturday. Casemiro was the only player who started in the first leg against Bayern and also on Saturday. "They'll come here with nothing to lose," Zidane said of Bayern. "We'll have to put in a huge performance." BAYERN'S BELIEF Bayern is taking heart from the number of chances it created in the first leg and from its 2-1 lead in Madrid last year before Zinedine Zidane's side ultimately won their quarterfinal in extra time. "I think they were floundering for every cross and for every long ball, so we know what we have to do," Bayern striker Sandro Wagner said. Thomas Mueller, one of a host of players including Franck Ribery, James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski left out of Bayern's 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, says the side is traveling with confidence to Madrid. "We all know that we need a top performance on Tuesday. We all know as well, however, that there's everything to play for," Mueller said. Arjen Robben, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez all missed the Frankfurt game through injury. Robben reportedly is still out and won't make the trip, while Bayern hopes David Alaba can make his comeback from a back injury. Bayern, which faces Frankfurt again in the German Cup final on May 19, needs to beat Madrid to keep alive its hopes of a treble after clinching the Bundesliga with five rounds to spare. "We swore that we'd throw everything into the return game," Wagner said. "I'm looking forward to it. I'd play it right now if I could.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Selena’s ‘unlikely’ friend

Selena Gomez's unlikely friendship with Jennifer Aniston started in the unlikeliest of places---the bathroom. In an interview with Just Jared, Selena recalled running into the actress while the latter was retouching in the ladies' room at a party they attended in 2009. "She said, 'Hi!' My legs started to shake and I ran. I freaked out," she said. The two has since become good pals, despite their age difference: Selena is 25; Jennifer, 49. "She has a pizza oven. We've made pizzas in her house!" Selena related. "She's cool. She gives me a lot of ... maternal advice."---ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: Selena’s ‘unlikely’ friend.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce they ve se...

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce they ve se........»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux announce separation

LOS ANGELES, USA – Jennifer Aniston and JustinTheroux are separating after two years of marriage , they said in a statement to Agence France-Presse on Thursday, February 15. The pair, who shared a mansion in the upscale Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, met on the set of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Sharon Stone stars in HBO murder-mystery series

MANILA, Philippines — Director Steven Soderbergh’s experimental new miniseries, Mosaic, on HBO is a murder mystery in six parts, set in a snowy small town in.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

‘Riverdale’s’ latest season more stressful than ever

  If you're looking for light, romantic teen fare, "Riverdale" isn't for you. Unlike the comic book that inspired the show, it focuses less on the romantic upheavals of its characters and devotes more time to putting its teenage protagonists through the proverbial wringer. Season Two immediately picks up after the previous season's cliffhanger, where Archie (KJ Apa) deals with his father (Luke Perry) getting shot by a masked assailant at the local diner. The pessimistic teen show, which is being streamed on Netflix, wastes no time in whipping up stressful scenarios, one after another. After the murder mystery in the initial season, the picturesque but troubled town now ...Keep on reading: ‘Riverdale’s’ latest season more stressful than ever.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

WATCH: Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’ shot entirely on iPhone

Claire Foy stars in "Unsane", a twisting thriller laced with themes of mental health, involuntary confinement, and predatory behavior. Filmed in a single week and shot entirely on iPhone, "Unsane" is tracking for release in the United States on March 23. It's the latest from Steven Soderbergh, best known as the director of "Traffic", "Erin Brockovich" and "Solaris", and with murder mystery series "Mosaic" having just debuted on HBO after 2017's crime comedy "Logan Lucky" offered a new outlet for James Bond actor Daniel Craig. The trailer invites viewers to question the lead character's sanity, just as she does herself, as well as the motives of those around her. Claire Fo...Keep on reading: WATCH: Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’ shot entirely on iPhone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Disney star arrested over armed robberies

Los Angeles, United States --- Former Disney actor Adam Hicks was behind bars on Thursday in connection with a series of early-morning armed street robberies in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, police said. Hicks, 25, who lives in Burbank, is best known for his work on the Disney XD series "Zeke and Luther," and had roles in other projects made by the studio as well as in 2015 erotic thriller "The Boy Next Door," with Jennifer Lopez. He was arrested on Wednesday with a suspected accomplice, 23-year-old Danni Tamburo, after an armed assailant had accosted a man in the area around 5:15 am (1315 GMT). "The suspect pointed the handgun at the victim and demanded his wallet. Fearing...Keep on reading: Disney star arrested over armed robberies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Blake’s winning edge

  For the sixth time in 13 tries, Blake Shelton has chosen the winner in the top singing tilt, "The Voice." His best bet, Chloe Kohanski, trounced and trumped the vocalists mentored by Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson, further firming up Blake's cachet as an astute discoverer and developer of the next, big singing stars. We can rest assured that the significance of this latest victory is not lost on the talents who will audition for the next edition of "The Voice," who will choose him to mentor them, for additional "insurance" that they will go far in the singing tilt. Blake's closest rival among the competition's veteran mentors is Adam, but he's done only...Keep on reading: Blake’s winning edge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018