Haiti postponed its presidential election indefinitely amidst an increasingly violent wave of protests that could explode into a full constitutional crisis, the culmination of more than a decade of political strife dating back to the 2004 removal of president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The Motion Picture Academy approved several dramatic changes, including a 10-year renewal process that would remove members no longer active in producing new films and a new campaign identifying and recruiting members from underrepresented communities, in an effort to double the number of “diverse” members by 2020.
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Of all the candidates for president, from both political parties, only Rand Paul responded to a survey from the New York Times about the proper limits of presidential power, even though similar surveys were answered by nearly all candidates in the past two election cycles.
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After the “Doctor Who” reboots upcoming 10th season, Steven Moffat - who has served as head writer and showrunner since 2010 - will step down, clearing the way for Chris Chibnall - previously of the acclaimed BBC series “Broadchurch” - to take over.
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A drunk patron fumbling with a gun accidentally shot the woman in front of him at a Regal Cinema in Renton, Washington, during a screening of Michael Bay’s Benghazi film “13 Hours,” causing a serious wound in her shoulder that left her in critical condition.
“The Good Dinosaur” appears likely to earn no more than $300 million in global ticket sales, meaning it will fail to recoup the $350 million production and marketing budget and become Pixar’s first-ever box office failure.
Gillian Anderson revealed in an interview with The Daily Beast that she was originally offered half the pay rate of co-star David Duchovny for the upcoming “X-Files” reboot season; following negotiations, they were eventually paid the same amount.
The hiring of Virginia Tech professor and author Doug Bowman, an influential thinker about virtual and augmented reality environments, indicates that Apple may have plans to invest further in virtual reality technology over the coming years.