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Trump Says His ‘Last Night in Sweden’ Comment Referenced a Fox News Report

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President Donald Trump clarified his Saturday rally comment of “look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” with a tweet on Sunday saying that his statement was in reference to a segment on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” about the debate over crime in Sweden and its possible connection to the Scandinavian country’s open-door refugee policy. Swedes have reacted online with a mix of bemusement and anger at the president’s strange attempt to use them as a part of an attack against European refugee policies. The Swedish embassy in Washington asked the White House for an explanation shortly after the. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Alibaba Pictures Alerts Investors of Massive, Record Net Loss in 2016

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Alibaba Pictures Group is reporting that their 2016 calendar year is looking at a loss in the vicinity of $137 million to $140 million. They’re siting start-up and promotional costs of their online ticketing business, Tao Piao Piao, as the cause. The company, which is controlled by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, issued a profit warning to its shareholders saying: The Board wishes to inform the Shareholders and potential investors that, based on the preliminary assessment by the Board of the latest unaudited consolidated management accounts of the Group, it is expected that the Group will record net loss in the range »

- Rosemary Rossi

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Fox News Defends Media to Reince Priebus: ‘You Don’t Get to Tell Us What to Do’ (Video)

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White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Fox NewsChris Wallace clashed Sunday morning over Donald Trump’s labeling of mainstream media as “the enemy of the American people,” with Wallace saying, “we don’t have a state-run media” in this country, to which Priebus responded by criticizing the media for publishing “unsourced” stories. Priebus argued that the media was giving too much coverage to Trump’s perceived failures rather than policy, but Wallace responded by saying Fox News covered both. “When the President says that we’re the enemy of the American people,” Wallace noted, “it makes it »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Before ‘The Good Fight': The 27 Best ‘Good Wife’ Characters, Ranked (Photos)

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When a character played by Margo Martindale (Ruth Eastman) is only No. 27 on the list of best characters, you’re talking about a pretty excellent show. Join us as we say goodbye to “The Good Wife.” From Alicia Florick (Juliana Margulies) to Eli Roth (Alan Cumming) and Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), here are the best “Good Wife” characters. Also Read: 'The Good Wife's' Matthew Morrison Laughs Off Terrible Movie He Did With Christine Baranski You know how Batman is maybe the fourth most-interesting person in Gotham? So it is with St. Alicia. There’s no show without her, »


- Tim Molloy

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Syria’s ‘White Helmets’ Rescue Workers Obtain Visas to Attend Academy Awards

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Rescue workers depicted in Syria’s Oscar-nominated documentary “White Helmets” have obtained U.S. visas and will now be able to attend the Academy Awards on Feb. 26. Although Raed Saleh, leader of the group, and cinematographer Khaled Khatib, received their visas Friday, the film’s producer Joanna Natasegara said they “remain cautious about the physical part of entering the country.” Syria's 'White Helmets' makers have obtained Us visas for next week's Oscars https://t.co/LRufrJIUIK pic.twitter.com/li8w9rg49m — Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) February 19, 2017 Also Read: Syrian Heroes May Miss Oscars After Trump Travel Ban, Filmmakers »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Why Matt Damon’s ‘The Great Wall’ Became a Great Big Bomb

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After years of hype, Legendary’s would-be China-u.S. crossover epic “The Great Wall” crumbled at the box office, earning just $18.1 million during its opening weekend in North America on an estimated $150 million production budget. (The projection for the four-day holiday is $21 million.) Worse, director Zhang Yimou’s English-language fantasy epic starring Matt Damon didn’t prove to be much of a blockbuster in China either, reeling in a disappointing $170.4 million since it opened in December. “That movie became one of the worst movies in China,” Wang Haige, chairman of the Huading Awards (China’s version of the People’s Choice Awards) told TheWrap. »


- Matt Pressberg

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‘Lego Batman Movie’ Dominates Box Office for 2nd Weekend

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Everything continues to be awesome for Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie,”  pacing to earn a heaping $44 million for the four-day holiday weekend. Director Chris McKay’s stop-motion animation parody of The Dark Knight will finish the President’s Day holiday with a cumulative $108 million from 4,088 locations. Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker” is on track to earn $24 million in its second weekend from 3,714 locationswhile Legendary and Universal’s Matt Damon epic “The Great Wall” is headed toward a disappointing $21 million for the four-day weekend. Also Read: 'The Batman:' Talks With Director Matt Reeves Break Down That’s probably not what Legendary was. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Cinema Audio Society Gives Top Sound-Mixing Award to ‘La La Land’

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La La Land” has won the top feature-film award from the Cinema Audio Society, which handed out its 53rd Cas Awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles. The film was up against fellow Oscar sound-mixing nominees “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” as well as against “Doctor Strange” and “Sully.” In the last 20 years of the Cinema Audio Society Awards, the winner has gone on to win the Oscar for sound mixing 11 times, including six times in the last decade. Also Read: Oscars: Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson Join New Crop of Presenters Only three of the five Cas. »


- Steve Pond

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NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving Insists ‘Earth is Flat… I Know Science’ (Video)

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Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving knows his way around a basketball court… which is flat… unlike the earth. During a podcast of “Road Trippin’ with Rj & Channing,” Irving joined teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye in a conversation about conspiracy theories, which led to Irving made a surprising declaration, “the earth is flat.” “This is not even a conspiracy theory,” Irving said. “The earth is flat. The earth is flat. … It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.” Also Read: Espn 'SC6's' Jemele Hill, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Justin Timberlake Reveals the Secret to His Oscar Song From ‘Trolls’ (Exclusive Video)

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The Justin Timberlake song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” has already topped the charts in more than a dozen countries and won the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media, in which he competed against songs by Peter Gabriel, Shakira and Pink, among others. Now it faces its toughest task of all: taking down “La La Land” in the Oscar race for Best Original Song. That’s a tall order. Timberlake explains in a video premiering exclusively at TheWrap that he wasn’t originally sure he and co-writers Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster (Shellback) would be able to pull off a. »


- Steve Pond

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Trump Pummels the Press at Florida Rally, Twitter Reacts

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Donald Trump took his “make America safe” message to Melbourne, Florida Saturday to rally support for his agenda and, while he was there, once again attempt to squish the media under his thumb. Just a month into his turbulent presidency, Trump spoke in front of an estimated 9,000 of his supporters in what many on social media are calling a campaign-like rally. Among his apparent objectives were blasting international trade, slamming the judges who ruled his travel ban as unconstitutional and, oh yeah, focusing his ire once again (yawn) at the media. “I want to speak to you without the filter. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Toys Give Closer Look at Kurt Russell’s Character (Photo)

18 February 2017 3:40 PM, PST

Guardians of the Galaxy 2” has yet to reveal any footage of Kurt Russell’s character to the public, but a preview of the toys for the new Marvel movie give us the next best thing. Check out the photo below, which show’s Russell’s character alongside Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, a.k.a everybody’s new favorite anti-hero, Star Lord. Russell will play Quill’s father in the film, though the character is not the father established in the Marvel comics. Instead, Russell will play Ego, the Living Planet. Also Read: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Promo »


- Joe Otterson

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Aaron Carter Assaulted at Illinois Concert Venue

18 February 2017 3:12 PM, PST

Aaron Carter was assaulted at an Illinois concert venue on Friday night by a member of his opening act. Carter, the brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and a best-selling singer in his own right, was set to perform at the Looney Bin in Bradley, Illinois. One of the members of his opener, Ill State, began going into the crowd and grabbing people’s mobile phones to record Carter while he performed, according to TMZ. Not happy with the distraction, Carter instructed security to have the musician removed. While the other man was being escorted out, Carter said, “Bye, Felipe, »


- Joe Otterson

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When Does the Next Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Come Out?

18 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST

For years now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building momentum toward a giant crossover event — “Avengers: Infinity War.” Even the movies not directly related to the Avengers team, like “Guardians of the Galaxy,” relate back to the central conflict of the supervillain Thanos, who is totally going to show up to wreak havoc eventually. “Infinity War” is still a long way off, though — it won’t be out for another year. In the meantime, there are three more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies coming out in 2017 to keep fans busy while they wait. Up first is “Guardians of the »


- Phil Hornshaw

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‘Britney Ever After’ Star Natasha Bassett Reveals a Secret About Pop Star’s Most Famous Video

18 February 2017 2:42 PM, PST

Playing a pop superstar isn’t all fun and games, just ask Natasha Bassett, who plays Britney Spears in the Lifetime movie, Britney Ever After.” “It’s exciting but nerve-racking at the same time,” Bassett told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “Playing someone I’ve grown up idolizing is petrifying, as well, because I have so much respect and admiration for Britney. I can only hope that her loyal fan base enjoys the film.” Bassett went all out to capture the icon’s essence. The minute she learned she booked the job, she dumped her Australian accent and started talking with »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Does ‘Daredevil’ Easter Egg Reveal ‘The Defenders’ Plot?

18 February 2017 1:08 PM, PST

Did “Daredevil” just drop a huge clue about the plot of “The Defenders” miniseries? The Marvel-Netflix show’s official Twitter account posted a picture of a page from the fictional New York Bulletin with the caption “Look closely, you never know what you’ll see.” Look closely, you never know what you’ll see. #Daredevil pic.twitter.com/mGMokcdFIB – Daredevil (@Daredevil) February 16, 2017 Aside from the main story on the page that’s about The Punisher from the show’s second season, there is a smaller headline in the corner that reads, “New Theories Shed Light on Lost City.” See video: »


- Joe Otterson

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MSNBC Host Joy Reid Cuts Off Ex-Congressman After ‘Offensive’ Immigration Talk (Video)

18 February 2017 12:23 PM, PST

Am Joy” host Joy Reid quickly cut off a segment with former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-az) due to his “incredibly offensive” comments about illegal immigrants on the Sunday MSNBC show. During a panel discussion with Latina activists Rosie Perez and Maria Hinojosa, Hayworth claimed to understand what Latinos go through in America due to his own brushes with the Border Patrol. “When I was moving from Cincinnati to Arizona and driving along our southeast border, I have been stopped by the Border Patrol,” he said. “I have been asked if I was a citizen, my car has been examined and the same. »


- Joe Otterson

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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v Wade, Dies at 69

18 February 2017 11:21 AM, PST

Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, has died. She was 69. Journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about the case, confirmed her death in an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas, where she was suffering from a heart ailment. McCorvey was only 22 in 1970 when she filed a lawsuit to legally and safely end a pregnancy. At the time, abortion was prohibited in most of the country except when the mother’s life was at risk. Also Read: Anti-Abortion Activist Tells Shocked Joy Reid Birth Control Should Be Illegal (Video) At the. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘On Body and Soul’ Wins Golden Bear Award at Berlin Film Festival

18 February 2017 11:11 AM, PST

The Hungarian love story “On Body and Soul” has won the Golden Bear award as the best film at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. Acting awards went to Georg Friedrich for “Bright Nights” and Kim Minhee for “On the Beach at Night Alone,” while the prize for the festival’s best director went to Aki Kaurismaki for “The Other Side of Hope.” The awards were announced at a ceremony in Berlin on Saturday night, at the conclusion of a festival that began on Feb. 9. Also Read: 'The Dinner' Berlin Review: Laura Linney, Steve Coogan Cram Too Much on Their Plate The winners were. »


- Steve Pond

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Who is Hurt Bae? (Video)

18 February 2017 10:49 AM, PST

Hurt Bae is all of us — well, those of us who have ever been cheated on in our relationships. On Valentine’s Day (how appropriate), The Scene released a now viral video of two exes, Kourtney Jorge and Leonard Long III, confronting each other about their past relationship that involved a little bit (a lot) of cheating. While it sounds like the perfect, mature, adult way to get closure or whatever after experiencing infidelity in a relationship, social media quickly began rallying behind Jorge after it was deemed that Long was pretty much the worst person alive. Not exactly because of. »

- Rasha Ali

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