Can Viacom Really Stop Stephen Colbert From Playing “Stephen Colbert”?

Why a lawsuit has the potential of becoming one of the all-time great cases concerning split personality. A popular Comedy Central personality leaves to become a CBS late night show host only to hear Viacom protest about use of old material. No, not Stephen Colbert, who revealed on Wednesday that a lawyer from “another company” was…

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West Ham lose first leg in Slovenia

West Ham endured a tricky start to their season as they lost 2-1 to NK Domzale in a Europa League qualifier in Slovenia. The Hammers are well placed to progress in next week’s second leg – the first competitive game at the Olympic Stadium – thanks to Mark Noble’s penalty. But for large periods, Slaven…

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Box Office: 'Ben-Hur' Tracking for Alarming $14M-$15M U.S. Debut

10:15 AM PDT 7/28/2016 by Pamela McClintock MGM and Paramount still have three weeks to make their final marketing push, including targeting faith-based moviegoers. Another big-budget 2016 summer event film could be in trouble at the U.S. box office. Early tracking suggests Ben-Hur will open in the $ 14 million to $ 15 million range…

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Girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo

A seven-year-old girl has died after being hit by a stone thrown by an elephant from its enclosure at Rabat Zoo in Morocco. The stone got past the elephant’s fence and a ditch separating the animal and visitors, the zoo said in a statement. The girl was taken to hospital and died within a few…

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Michael Wolff at the DNC: The Case for Hillary as the Only “Sane” Candidate

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images It seemed by the end of the evening that all the credible figures in the country were forging a consensus in viewing Donald Trump as a nutter. It was morning in America last night among the Democrats pouring out from the Wells Fargo Convention Center in Philadelphia, with almost everyone convinced…

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Pep Guardiola gains first Man City win as Borussia Dortmund beaten on penalties

Pep Guardiola got his first win as Manchester City manager after a penalty shootout win over Borussia Dortmund. City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, 20, saved from Mikel Morino to ensure a 6-5 victory on spot-kicks after a 1-1 draw in Shenzhen’s Longgang Stadium. Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic, 17, had equalised in stoppage time to cancel out Sergio…

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Labour leadership: Corbyn ballot challenge rejected

A judge has rejected a challenge to Labour’s decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn to automatically stand for re-election as leader. Labour donor and ex-parliamentary candidate Michael Foster was challenging Mr Corbyn’s inclusion without having to get MPs’ nominations. Mr Corbyn called the court case a “waste of time and resources”. Mr Foster said he would…

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'Bad Moms': Film Review

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn star as burnt-out soccer moms in this raunchy comedy from the writers of ‘The Hangover.’ Big-screen comedies of late have been crowded with female characters guzzling alcohol and getting dirty on the dance floor, cursing up a storm and causing a ruckus, pooping and punching and playing the…

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Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her policies on refugees in the wake of recent terror attacks Some of the attacks were by asylum seekers who she said had “shamed the country that welcomed them”. She said those fleeing persecution and war had a right to be protected. Mrs Merkel proposed new measures on information…

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Watch: Chelsea's Fabregas sent off in Liverpool friendly

Media playback is not supported on this device Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was shown a straight red card for a foul on new Liverpool signing Ragnar Klavan in a pre-season friendly in the US. Fabregas, 29, went into the challenge with a raised boot and the referee at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl had no hesitation. Chelsea…

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