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World News from NBC Nation's Midsection Prepares for Severe Storms That Killed 8 Tue, 31 May 2016 03:" border=0 width=100> Nation's Midsection Prepares for Severe Storms That Killed 8
The forecast came after a "siege of severe thunderstorms" washed out bridges, swamped homes and left at least nine dead in Texas since Friday. Three Girls Die, Toddler Ejected in Florida Highway Wreck Tue, 31 May 2016 06:58:19 GMT<" border=0 width=100> Three Girls Die, Toddler Ejected in Florida Highway Wreck
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the deaths Monday night on Interstate 95 near Titusville. Warriors Bury Thunder, Set Up NBA Finals Rematch With Cavs" border=0 width=100></a></td> <td valign=top><a href= target=_blank><b>Warriors Bury Thunder, Set Up NBA Finals Rematch With Cavs</b></a><font size=1><br></description> <media:content url="" medium="image" height="3648" width="5472"> <media:credit>Getty Images</media:credit> ...</td> </tr><tr> <td colspan=2><hr></td> </tr><tr> <td valign=top><a href= target=_blank><img src="PermaLink="false"></guid> <title>Sanders Eyes Warriors' Win in Search of Cali Comeback Tue, 31 May 2016 07:13" border=0 width=100> Sanders Eyes Warriors' Win in Search of Cali Comeback
A Bernie Sanders spokesman playfully noted that the Warriors were down just like Sanders, but on the verge of "a major comeback in California." Wounded Soldier Rebuilds His Life, Then Builds a New One Mon, 30 May 2016 23:05:00 GMT Wounded Soldier Rebuilds His Life, Then Builds a New One
Evan Cole was supposed to be dead after a bomb shattered him in Iraq. This month, he strode across a stage to receive his master's in architecture. Fight for ISIS-Held Fallujah Enters New Phase Mon, 30 May 2016 23:13:01 GMT <" border=0 width=100> Fight for ISIS-Held Fallujah Enters New Phase
Local ground forces backed by U.S.-led military aircraft began an operation Monday to storm the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah, officials told NBC News. Protesters Jump Barrier at Sanders Rally Tue, 31 May 2016 02:04:00 GMT http://www.nbcn" border=0 width=100> Protesters Jump Barrier at Sanders Rally
The Secret Service stopped animal rights protesters who crossed a barrier and tried to rush the stage at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland, California Outrage Grows After Gorilla Killed at Zoo to Save Tot Tue, 31 May 2016 06:18:06 GM" border=0 width=100> Outrage Grows After Gorilla Killed at Zoo to Save Tot
Meanwhile, mourners attended a vigil for the ape, and the hashtag #JusticeForHarambe trended on Facebook. Texas Man Kills Girlfriend, Posts Picture on Facebook Tue, 31 May 2016 01:55:00 GMT " border=0 width=100> Texas Man Kills Girlfriend, Posts Picture on Facebook
After discovering the body of Jennifer Spears, Plano police found that her boyfriend posted one photo of himself on the site and one of Spears' body. Eric Holder: Edward Snowden Performed 'Public Service' Mon, 30 May 2016 14:07:0" border=0 width=100> Eric Holder: Edward Snowden Performed 'Public Service'
He was quick to add that the notorious leaker acted in a way that was "inappropriate and illegal." Indonesia Wants to Track Rapists With Implanted Microchips Tue, 31 May" border=0 width=100> Indonesia Wants to Track Rapists With Implanted Microchips
This plan is seemingly designed to soothe outrage and shore up the government's tough-on-crime bonafides. One major setback? It doesn't make much sense. Transgender Man Dies After Attack at Homeless Camp Mon, 30 May 2016 18:07:00 " border=0 width=100> Transgender Man Dies After Attack at Homeless Camp
Authorities have not ruled out Beede's transgender identity as a possible motive for the attack. Taxi Jumps Curb, Crashes Into O'Hare Airport Tue, 31 May 2016 0" border=0 width=100> Taxi Jumps Curb, Crashes Into O'Hare Airport
No injuries were reported. Police said the driver is expected to be cited. New Hampshire Chief Puts a Stop to 'COPS' Filming Mon, 30 May 2016 22:02:00 GMT New Hampshire Chief Puts a Stop to 'COPS' Filming
Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard told producers he'd heard too many concerns that the filming would give his city a bad name. What Became of Lost Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photos? Mon, 30 May 2016 10:14:45 GMT What Became of Lost Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photos?
Military photographers George Burns and Louis Burmeister claimed they took Iwo Jima flag raising photos but all the world saw was the iconic Joe Rosenthal shot. Why Don't More Airlines Stream Black Box Data? Mon, 30 May 2016 11:53:59 G" border=0 width=100> Why Don't More Airlines Stream Black Box Data?
In this digital age where all data can be stored in the 'cloud,' the offline method of black boxes' information storage seems rather antiquated. Gawker Case Highlights World of 'Litigation Funding' Sun, 29 May 2016 14:37" border=0 width=100> Gawker Case Highlights World of 'Litigation Funding'
The Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan lawsuit brought to light a less salacious but equally controversial practice: third-party litigation funding. ChangeMakers: Meet Tawanda Jones Mon, 30 May 2016 15:30:00 GMT htt" border=0 width=100> ChangeMakers: Meet Tawanda Jones
Relatives of Tyrone West allege that he was brutally beaten by multiple officers and that a stun gun and pepper spray were used to restrain him. Kidnapped Tennessee Girl Returns Home Sat, 14 May 2016 01:05:00 GMT http:/" border=0 width=100> Kidnapped Tennessee Girl Returns Home
Carlie Trent was found Thursday, a week after she was kidnapped and her disappearance prompted a statewide search. Russia's New Revolution Is Culinary — and Bearded Sat, 14 May 2016 13:45:00 GMT " border=0 width=100> Russia's New Revolution Is Culinary — and Bearded
Encompassing neighborhoods known as Patriarch's Ponds and Nikitskiye Vorota, a swath of Moscow is an enclave of increasingly concentrated hipsterdom.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's split just keeps getting uglier. Actress Heard, 30, filed for divorce from Depp, 52, after just 15 months of marriage last week, and a Los Angeles judge granted her a domestic violence restraining order Friday, May 27th, after she alleged he was physically and verbally abusive.

The judge denied her request for an order of protection of her dog, Pistol. In her complaint, Heard alleges: "During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. Johnny has had a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse. He has a short fuse."

  • When she appeared in court, Heard had what appeared to be a visible bruise on her cheekbone. She presented a photograph showing a larger one.
  • Heard shared a recent incident, that she says characterizes their relationship, with the court. In documents obtained by People Magazine, Heard says her birthday party on April 22nd turned violent after Depp arrived "inebriated and high." After guests left, the couple reportedly had an argument that became violent.
  • Depp has not publicly responded to the allegations, but his attorney filed a response saying the actor wasn't in the country and was willing to agree to "mutual stay-away and personal conduct orders," negating the need for a restraining order.
  • The attorney stated: "Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."
  • Heard's temporary order expires in two weeks and could be extended after a mid-June hearing.
  • Some celebrities are coming out in support of Depp, including ex-wife Lori Anne Allison, who according to TMZ, says that he is a "soft person" who would never hurt anyone. Another long-term partner (they were together 1998-2012) and the mother of his children, Vanessa Paradis, is also refuting Heard's allegations, according to TMZ.

Former Glee star Mark Salling has been indicted by a federal grand jury in his child pornography case.

The jury returned a two-count indictment on Friday. The actor, 33, could face up to 20 years in prison for the charge of receiving child porn and another 20 for possessing it.

  • Salling was charged with one count of using the Internet to receive a still image and video depicting pornography featuring young girls, and a second count of possessing two videos featuring young girls in pornography videos.
  • He was arrested last December after the LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force raided of his home and seized his laptop, which allegedly contained more than 1,000 pornographic videos and images.
  • Salling has never publicly commented on the allegations. He will be arraigned on June 3rd.

Since the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters was announced, the film – and the talent behind it – has faced an enormous amount of backlash and hate. In a new interview with The Guardian, Melissa McCarthy, who has been the target for much of the wrath, opened up about the vitriol, and how it reflects more pervasive issues in the world at large.

On Internet trolls, McCarthy says: "All those comments, 'You're ruining my childhood!' I mean, really. Four women doing any movie on earth will destroy your childhood?"

She adds: "I have a visual of those people not having a Ben Falcone, not having friends, so they're just sitting there and spewing hate into this fake world of the Internet. I just hope they find a friend."

  • Trolls are one thing. As the mother of two girls, she is disturbed by the pattern of sexism she perceives in the reaction critics have to some of her roles: "when people talk about the way Ben 'allows' me to look in movies. I'm like, 'Are you seriously saying that?' There's so much wrongness there…. Do you tell your daughter she’s only worthwhile when she's pretty?"
  • She says she hasn't ever personally experienced sexism, but McCarthy is doing what she can to push boundaries and blow up silly stereotypes with roles she chooses – and her new fashion company, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, which goes up to size 24.
  • She created it in response to the woeful choices she saw for plus-size women: "You know, I've been every size in the world, from a six to a 22 UK 10 to 26 and it was mind-blowing how, at a certain size, clothes just became tarp with a hole in it. If I had to do the red carpet, everything was so mother-of-the-bride. I couldn't ever put anything on and be like, 'I love this!' All I could say was, 'Well, it's on and it's not a garbage bag.' I was like, 'I feel bad. I feel bad about myself' and it just wasn't me."

20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse and Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass both faltered on Saturday, down 23% and 6% respectively, over their Friday returns. Meanwhile, holdovers in the top 10 posted increases.

The fourth Bryan Singer X-Men movie brought in $20.3 million Saturday and a $65 million FSS. Disney's Alice 2 is the studio's third Memorial Day blooper following last year's Tomorrowland and 2010's Prince of Persia with $28.1 million in box office receipts for the weekend. Premium large format screens are helping to boost receipts for X-Men, with 480 screens making $8 million over the weekend, or roughly 12% of their total haul. RealD screens took in an estimated $19 million.

  • Holdovers are definitely making a dent in the newbies business. Sony/Rovio's The Angry Birds Movie was up 46% over Friday with $7.3 million on its way to a second weekend of $18.4 million.


  1. X-Men: Apocalypse, $65M
  2. Alice Through the Looking Glass, $28.1
  3. The Angry Birds Movie, $18.7M
  4. Captain America: Civil War, $15.1M
  5. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, $9.1M
  6. The Jungle Book, $7M
  7. The Nice Guys, $6.4M
  8. Money Monster, $4.3M
  9. Love & Friendship, $2.5M
  10. Zootopia, $831K

Reality star Khloe Kardashian is ending her marriage to Lamar Odom because she wants children, TMZ is reporting.

On Thursday, May 26th, Kardashian filed for divorce for the second time from her husband. She initially filed for divorce in December 2013 amid rumors of Odom's infidelity and drug use. The reality star called off the divorce after the former NBA star was found unresponsive in a brothel last October.

  • The straw that broke the camel's back this time was her desire to have a child, sources tell TMZ. Khloe, 31, spoke with Lamar about her intention to start a family, and he supports her decision. (Since filing for divorce the first time, the couple have reportedly not had a romantic relationship).
  • She did, however, pledge to continue to help him as he gets better, and they plan on remaining friends. While it's unclear how she plans to pursue motherhood, she's not giving up la vida loca quite yet. Khloe joined sister Kourtney in Sin City over the weekend to celebrate Scott Disick's 33rd birthday on Friday, May 27th.
  • Kourtney donned a short Versace camo dress as she danced into the wee hours with her ex. Khloe, meanwhile, showed off her dangerous curves in a figure-hugging pink latex dress.

Former stripper Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian are expecting their first child and it looks like they'll rake in some serious dough for the first baby pictures. reports that the couple is expected to get a million dollars for the photos but there's a few stipulations. The parents have to be part of the shoot which has to be intimate and will include an interview and photos of their home.

  • The pay day will be comparable to what Jamie Lynn Spears and Nicole Richie received for their baby pics. It will pale in comparison to the $6 million Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony got for the first photos of their twins. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt allegedly were paid $11 million for the first photos of their children.

MEGAN FOX BOYCOTTING SOCIAL MEDIA: Megan Fox may be hard at work promoting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, but she is staying off social media. The 30-year-old actress, who is preparing for her third child with Brian Austen Green tells the Sydney Morning Herald: "Everyone has a voice now because of the internet and social media. The way you are bombarded with random people's opinions is very difficult. You have to be able to become unattached, not detached, but unattached to what that could possibly do to your sense of self. You have to just be centered and maintain a clear bird's-eye-view of who you are and why you're here."

ANGELA SIMMONS IS PREGNANT: Reality star and fashionista Angela Simmons is pregnant with her first child. The exciting news arrives shortly after Rev Run's daughter revealed her engagement to a mystery man via Instagram.

EMILIA CLARKE WATCHED 'THAT' NUDE SCENE IN 'GAME OF THRONES' WITH PARENTS: She may be the Mother of Dragons, but that doesn't mean Emilia Clarke is totally confident watching the much-buzzed about nude Game of Thrones scene ... with her parents. She spoke about the scene on the Graham Norton Show, and said she suggested watching it after they wondered aloud why she had appeared in so few of the early episodes if Season 6: "In hindsight (it) might have been not the episode to choose."

GWEN STEFANI CELEBRATES SON'S 10TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE: Gwen Stefani's 10-year-old son Kingston had an adventure-packed Memorial Day weekend getaway with his brothers, Gwen and her flame, Blake Shelton. They kicked it off with a fishing trip and dune buggy ride, then spent the rest of the weekend riding helicopters and generally living it up!

PRINCE WILLIAM DOES YOGA … IN WHITE JEANS: Prince William busted out some serious yoga moves at a charity polo match Saturday, May 28th, and managed to impress attendees with his incredible flexibility – despite the fact that he was wearing white jeans!

Scandal star Kerry Washington will appear on an upcoming episode of PBS' Actors on Actors, and the conversation will be centered on the subject of diversity in Hollywood and beyond. She is appearing with Aziz Ansari, of Netflix's Masters of None.

Washington and Ansari speculated about why the medium of television seems to have embraced diversity more than film, The Roots reports. Washington and Ansari both wondered if the writers behind TV shows may be more ethnically diverse themselves.

  • Ansari says: "Our show, it's an Indian guy, Asian guy, so there's going to be more Indian people, Asian people. We have a diverse group of friends and we didn't even really think about it when we were making the show that 'oh this is diverse.' We were just like this feels real.'"
  • The discussion dovetailed into the #OscarsSoWhite controversy generally, and specifically, a New York Times piece that documented the overwhelming whiteness in industry in general.
  • Ansari says: "I saw this chart in the New York Times about like decision makers—the gatekeepers in every single industry—and it was like all white people."
  • Washington responds: "It came out after Oscars so white and I loved that they did it because there was all this attention on Hollywood but it was like no no no, every industry is so white."
  • The show is a two-part series and is set to air on June 12th and 19th.

MICHAEL JACKSON VILLA UP FOR SALE: The Las Vegas villa that Michael Jackson rented from 2007 until his death is up for sale for $9.5 million. The 24,000 square foot home doesn't have Jackson's furniture but has been decorated to match his taste.

NBA PLAYER SHOT AND KILLED IN DALLAS: New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot in the abdomen at 3:20 am on Saturday morning, May 28th. He allegedly was attempting to break into the home of an estranged acquaintance. The basketball star broke into the wrong apartment and was shot by an individual in the apartment after he failed to identify himself.

ANGELA SIMMONS CONFIRMS PREGNANCY: Rev Run's 28 year-old daughter, Angela Simmons, is expecting. The star recently confirmed the pregnancy on social media when she posted a photo of her baby bump with the caption, "We are overjoyed and super excited to receive a blessing this big! Starting a family was something that I could have only dreamed of." Simmons is engaged to Sutton Sean Tennyson.

CHRISTIAN COMBS GRADUATES: Christian Combs graduated from high school this weekend. His mother, Kim Porter, and father, Sean Puffy Combs, attended the ceremony as did his older brothers Quincy Brown and Justin Combs.

'SCORCH TRIALS' ACTRESS TO STAR IN JAMES CAMERON MOVIE: James Cameron will produce the Fox adaptation of the popular manga Battle Angel Alita. Rosa Salazar has scored the lead in the adaption, titled Alita: Battle Angel. Cameron was originally slated to direct, but his schedule is so over-loaded, he is passing the baton to Robert Rodriguez.

JUDGE HALTS NETFLIX PLAN TO STREAM ZACH GALIFIANAKIS COMEDY IN JUNE: Relativity Media won a court battle on Friday when a bankruptcy judge prevented Netflix from streaming Masterminds starring Zach Galifianakis next month and The Disappointments Room, a horror film featuring Kate Beckinsale. Relativity claims that Netflix’s streaming plan threatens its reorganization.

CHELSEA HANDLER'S SHOWRUNNER OUT AFTER THREE WEEKS: Bill Wolff, executive producer and showrunner for Chelsea, is departing after nine episodes on the air and will not be replaced. Netflix, which airs the show, confirmed the departure and said it would continue its regular production schedule.

BERNIE SANDERS SAYS HE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO DEBATE TRUMP: Over the weekend, Donald Trump squashed a debate with Bernie Sanders calling it "inappropriate" to debate a candidate who would most likely not receive the Democratic nomination. Sanders is still holding out hope though, telling Bill Maher he "would've loved" to debate the presumptive GOP nominee and is still holding out hope that it will happen.

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE RELEASE PUSHED BACK TO 2018: The release date for Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been pushed back to January 12th, 2018, nearly a year after its original debut date following the on-set accident that involved star Dylan O'Brien. The actor is reportedly still healing, and the studio is following his recovery schedule for production.


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