How ‘BH90210’ paid tribute to Luke Perry

(CNN)Luke Perry might be gone, but he was far from forgotten in the premiere of Fox’s “BH90210.” “We knew we had to acknowledge and pay tribute to him (because) obviously it was a very painful loss for us; everyone knew him and we wanted to do it in as respectful a way as possible,” Chris Alberghini, one of the series’ executive producers, said on Wednesday during the show’s Television Critics Association press day. He said various tributes were discussed among the cast but they ultimately “found a way (to do it) that felt commemorative.” Costar Jennie Garth confirmed that Perry was approached about the reboot before his death and she said he was “fully in support of it.” However, the …

‘Something needs to be done’: A conversation about guns and race in America

(CNN)On Tuesday afternoon, Liliana Bustos, a 27-year-old waitress in El Paso, Texas, brought her 2-year-old son to see the growing memorial outside the Walmart commemorating the 22 people killed in the mass shooting there on Saturday. Andre Ortiz and his fiancée Caysee Brown frequent Dayton’s Oregon entertainment district where the shooting took place. Ortiz, 34, and Brown, 36, knew one of the victims, Lola Oglesby. “It feels a little different to even leave the house these days,” said Brown. “It just doesn’t feel like you can go anywhere. Can’t go to Walmart. Can’t go to church. Can’t go to a movie theater without the fear of something happening or something going wrong.” Ortiz said he’s had to talk with the …

My Best Friend Visited From Florida And Brought A Spirit With Her

By Chaozzy Lin By Chaozzy Lin My best friend believes in spiritual mumbo jumbo like tarot cards and psychic readings and cleansing the house with sage. Despite our vastly differently beliefs, when she asked if she could stay at my place for a week, I immediately said yes.  “Are you sure?” she asked. “It’s okay if you say no. I still have a spirit attached to me. I know that makes some people uncomfortable.” She had mentioned the spirit before in late night snapchats while she was drunk on wine. I assumed didn’t even believe the bullshit she was spouting. But apparently she was serious about the ghost. She said it followed her wherever she went. She said it was …

GOP Rep. Will Hurd Is Retiring, Leaving Texas Seat Within Democrats’ Reach

nearly lost his Texas seat to a Democratic challenger last year, Hurd, who’s served in the House since 2015, said he wants to focus on addressing issues like relations with China, poverty in Central America and the rise of artificial intelligence from the private sector. Hurd’s departure leaves the House without a single black Republican.  pledged to vote for Trump in next year’s election. Gina Ortiz Jones, an Air Force veteran and career civil servant in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. Jones ― who Democrats have high hopes of flipping the district. It was on the party’s “Red to Blue” list of high-priority districts during the 2018 election, when Jones lost by just 926 votes. “Democrats will win this seat and if …

Posing with octopus on face sends Washington woman to hospital

Jamie Bisceglia of Fox Island, Wash., was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday. (Jamie Bisceglia) KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ALIENS MIGHT BE UNLOCKED BY OCTOPUS’ TENTACLES She also asked the men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.” And at first, that wasn’t so bad. “The tentacles were squirming in my ear, my nose, it was just playing with me on my face,” she said. Jamie Bisceglia described the pain of the octopus bite as “intense,” adding that the bleeding lasted for …

30 Tips For Falling Asleep When Youre Worried About Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow

By Tamar Waskey If you can’t stop worrying about what went wrong today or what might go wrong tomorrow, try these tips to fall asleep from Ask Reddit. By Tamar Waskey 1. Cheesy as it is, watch Bob Ross painting videos on Youtube. He makes me feel safe and secure. I love falling asleep to the funny stories he tells about his paintings. He calms me down a lot when I’m feeling anxious or upset (which is mainly the reason I stay up) and I can drift off dreaming about happy little clouds and trees, and a river that Bob fishes in. 2. It’s kinda weird but stick a block of ice in your mouth and just lie in bed. …

EU officials: No basis for UK Brexit talks

The UK is currently set to leave the EU on 31 October, with or without a deal. The plan negotiated between the EU and Mrs May was voted down by MPs three times. The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged to “do or die”, and leave by the deadline – even if it means without an agreement. No-deal Brexit: What you need to know Extra £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit planning 10 ways no-deal Brexit could affect you BBC Brussels reporter Adam Fleming said the meeting between the officials and diplomats was a debrief from discussions last week between the EU, UK Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay and Mr Johnson’s European envoy, David Frost. Mr Frost reiterated the prime minister’s stance …

Blondie’s Debbie Harry Reveals In Memoir That She Was Raped At Knifepoint

Debbie Harry was raped at knifepoint early in her career, she reveals in her upcoming memoir, In the book, the performer recalls that she and her boyfriend at the time, Blondie guitarist Chris Stein, reached the front door of his New York City apartment when a man “came up from behind us with a knife,” People reports.  “He fucked me. And then he said, ‘Go clean yourself,’” Harry wrote. “In the end, the stolen guitars hurt me more than the rape,” she wrote. “I mean we had no equipment.” Harry, 74, fronted the new wave band that produced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Harry also had a solo career.   “Face It” is due out Oct. 1. Need help? …

Whether you trust scientists may depend on your political party, survey says

(CNN)Americans are divided along party lines when it comes to confidence in scientists and their role in making policy, according to a survey released Friday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. More than 40% of Republicans say the scientific method can be manipulated by researchers to produce a desired result, the survey found, while 7 in 10 Democrats believe the scientific method generally produces accurate conclusions. A majority of Republicans also believe scientists’ judgments are just as likely to be biased as other people’s, whereas most Democrats say that scientists make judgments based solely on the facts. But generally speaking, “trust in scientists tends to be higher than it is for many other groups in society, particularly the news media …

Warren and Sanders give rivals Bonnie and Clyde treatment during fiery debate

Analysis: pair were dominant at event showcasing Democratic partys split personality, pitting progressives against moderates Bonnie and Clyde. Mulder and Scully. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. On Tuesday night it was Bernie Sanders who, defying predictions that they would turn on each other, instead formed a leftwing tag team against the forces of moderation at the latest Democratic primary debate on Tuesday. Warren and Sanders stood centre stage in the ornate Fox Theatre in Detroit, had the most Barack Obamas signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, and remarkably few criticisms were made of the way the Trump administration has sought to gut it. Instead, the former congressman John Delaney, the best-performing moderate, came out punching with his opening statement: …

‘The OA’ done at Netflix

(CNN)Netflix’s sci-fi mystery drama, “The OA,” won’t get another season. “The OA”‘s cancellation comes as Netflix has made some tough choices recently — and some easier ones. Just last week, the streaming service decided not to move forward with additional seasons of animated series “Tuca & Birdie” and “Designated Survivor.” Earlier this year, it also axed “Santa Clarita Diet” and “One Day at a Time,” which was later saved by the Pop Network. Netflix executives have said their approach to cancellations boils down to viewers versus production cost. Original Article : HERE ;

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions On Iran’s Foreign Minister

The action blocks Zarif from accessing the U.S. financial system and is an escalation in President Donald Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure” against the Islamic Republic. Zarif “It has no effect on me or my family as I have no property or interests outside Iran,” he wrote. “Thank you for considering me such a huge threat to your agenda.” “If our position is really that we want to negotiate with Iran … maybe we shouldn’t sanction their chief negotiator. Just sayin,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) Still, the development comes the day after officials met with counterparts from Iran. ASSOCIATED PRESS “It has no effect on me or my family as I have no property or interests outside Iran,” Iranian Foreign …

UK art dealer jailed in US for defrauding clients of up to $30m

Timothy Sammons used works by Picasso and Chagall as collateral for personal loans A prominent British art dealer who defrauded his clients out of millions by using a scheme that involved masterpieces by artists including Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall has been sentenced for up to 12 years in prison. Timothy Sammons a former Sothebys specialist who had offices in New York and London and who brokered multimillion-pound deals for the likes of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation used art that did not belong to him as collateral to obtain personal loans between 2010 and 2015. Artworks including Chagalls Rverie, Calanque de Canoubier (Pointe de Bamer) by Paul Signac and Picassos Buste de Femme were used to steal between …

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to assault as Stockholm trial begins

Stockholm, Sweden (CNN)American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault charges in a Swedish court on Tuesday, on the first day of a trial that has grabbed the attention of US President Donald Trump and the world’s media. A$AP Rocky’s lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, maintains his client did not commit any crime. The rapper asserts that he was acting in self-defense when he threw the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm. “Please bear in mind that A$AP Rocky is an international, very well-known artist,” Jovicic said, adding that his client is used to being approached in the street, but that these men were “deeply provoking” and that he acted out of fear. Both members of A$AP Rocky’s …