5d ago
       

Bidder still going through with purchase of Banksy self-destructed painting

The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase, auctioneer Sotheby's said Thursday. Alex Branczik, head of contemporary art for Europe at Sotheby's, says it is "the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction. ""Girl With Balloon," which depicts a small child reaching up toward a heart-shaped red balloon, was originally stenciled on a wall in east London and has been endlessly reproduced, becoming one of Banksy's best-known images.
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6d ago
       

'Real Housewives' husband Joe Giudice to be deported

The husband of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice will be deported back to Italy once he's released from prison next year, according to a judge's ruling Wednesday. Teresa Giudice served nearly a year in prison and was freed in December 2015. In January, during the season eight reunion of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," Teresa Giudice implied she would be open to moving to Italy with him.
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1w ago
       

'SNL' opens with GOP celebrating Kavanaugh vote with booze-soaked locker room party

There was champagne and hugs all around on "Saturday Night Live" as the show did a send up of the Republican celebration of the confirmation of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In a parody of the celebrations currently ongoing during the MLB playoffs, senators like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham -- played for the second straight week by Kate McKinnon -- took a victory lap on faux CNN. The open also featured a dead-on impression of Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who voted in favor of confirming Kavanaugh Saturday -- announced in a much-hyped, 45-minute speech on Friday evening.
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2w ago
       

Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

Carter was killed after Knight and one of his longtime rivals, Cle "Bone" Sloan, started fighting outside a Compton burger stand in January 2015. Knight clipped Sloan with his pickup truck, seriously injuring him, before speeding through the parking lot and running over Carter and fleeing. While Carter's relatives said they hoped Knight's lengthy sentence will bring them peace, many had no kind words for the Death Row Records co-founder, who they criticized for showing a complete lack of remorse.
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2w ago
       

NBA set to ban Kanye West's sneakers, report says

The NBA will likely ban Kanye West's highly anticipated Adidas basketball sneaker this season due to the shoe’s design, ESPN reported Monday. Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Kanye West attends an event during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 2018, in New York City. a Citing sports industry sources, ESPN said the NBA would find the shoe’s gleaming reflective heels far too distracting for audiences in the arena and at home. The NBA hadn't formally reviewed the new Yeezy shoe as of Monday, but the design West showcased most recently would not be permitted as is, a source told ESPN.
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2w ago
       

The making, and killing, of the 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' space monster

The scene takes place as the story’s heroes -- Han, Chewie, Qi’ra, Lando and Beckett -- make the infamous Kessel Run aboard the Millennium Falcon and suddenly awaken the enormous image released by Lucasfilm shows the making of a monster in "Solo: A Star Wars Story. "The film was already on a very tight schedule thanks to significant re-shoots under Howard, who took over directing duties after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired over creative differences with image released by Lucasfilm shows the making of a monster in "Solo: A Star Wars Story. "Lucasfilm/Disney An image released by Lucasfilm shows the making of a monster in "Solo: A Star Wars Story. "
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3w ago
       

Celebrity reaction to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing

Celebrity reaction to the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "These men are wholly uninterested and unmoved by this woman's words. . . Dr. Ford has to talk about the worst trauma of her life in front of them. I find her responses echo many of the feelings and reactions I have had over the years connected to my own sexual violence trauma and the aftermath of speaking out. — actress and sexual violence survivor Mira Sorvino, via Twitter.
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3w ago
       

Film chronicles climber's solo journey up Yellowstone's El Capitan with no gear

In 2017, mountaineering wonder kid Alex Honnold did the unimaginable: He reached the top of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot rockface in Yosemite National Park, alone and without gear. ABC NEWS Alex Honnold is the first person to climb to the top of Yellowstone National Park's famed El Capitan mountain alone and without any safety gear or ropes otherwise known as "free soloing. "Jimmy Chin/National Geographic/AP Photo This June 3, 2017, photo provided by National Geographic shows Alex Honnold atop El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. , after he became the first person to climb alone to the top of the massive granite wall without ropes or safety gear.
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3w ago
       

Bill Cosby, now inmate NN7687, placed in single cell

After his first trial ended in a hung jury, Cosby was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University women's basketball administrator Andrea Constand. In a statement submitted to the court, Constand, 45, said the assault and Cosby's subsequent attacks on her character had crushed her spirit, adding: "We may never know the full extent of his double life as a sexual predator, but his decades-long reign of terror as a serial rapist is over. "Another DA reopened the file a decade later and charged the TV star after stand-up comic Hannibal Buress' riff about Cosby's being a rapist prompted other women to come forward, and after a federal judge, acting on a request from The Associated Press, unsealed some of Cosby's startling, decade-old testimony in Constand's related civil suit.
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3w ago
       

Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

As a black man, he's aware of the sitcom's place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when "The Cosby Show" went off the air. "That for me was kind of an emotional — I won't say reckoning — but it made me reposition how I felt about Bill Cosby as this figure within the larger representation of black leadership," said McGuire, a 32-year-old education professor at Arizona State University. "It wasn't until I got older and kind of studied 'The Cosby Show,' that I realized 'Oh hey, this was a groundbreaking thing to have a black family portrayed like this as upper middle class. '"
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