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    Fri Jul 12 02:46:20 2019
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    -image-Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show was so hot that it almost felt as though her explosive performance shut down the power in the third quarter of the game in one fell swoop.

    Between her luscious hair, leather and lace outfit and hot dance movies, let's just say, it was hard to keep our eyes off the TV screen during her 13-minute performance in New Orleans.

    And Beyonce is keeping the momentum going. Coinciding with Sunday's performance, the R-)

    Yes, B. Yes. Roasted that... #KINGBEY

    . @beyonce was so bootylicious that she knocked the power out at the #SuperBowl -ck

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  2. Fri Jul 12 01:18:39 2019

    -image-Johnny Depp is going back to the mob. He first played John Dillinger in 2009's "Public Enemies," and https://www.obsw4aps.online now he's set to portray another real-life gangster.

    Depp will star as South Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger in an upcoming film about the life of the former alleged criminal and FBI informant turned fugitive.

    The movie will be based on the 2001 book "Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The FBI and a Devil's Deal" by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, which chronicles Bulger's rise to power from a street thug to the head of Boston's criminal underworld. Bulger also allegedly provided information to the FBI during his time as boss of the so-called Winter Hill Gang.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Black Mass" will be directed by veteran Barry Levinson, known for films like "Rain Man" and "Diner." The project is expected to begin shooting in May.

    Bulger's story has already served as the basis for another feature film. Martin Scorsese's 2006 gangster drama, "The Departed," which nabbed a Best Picture Oscar, starred Jack Nicholson in a role based on Bulger.

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    As a fugitive, Bulger spent more than 16 years on the run and even found his way on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, before finally being arrested in June, 2011, in Santa Monica, Calif. The 83-year-old Bulger faces a trial in June over 19 counts of murder.

    Depp will next be seen on the big screen July 3, as sidekick Tonto in the "Lone Ranger" remake, with Armie Hammer in the title role.

    Tell us: Do you think Depp is a good fit to play Bulger?

  3. Fri Jul 12 01:07:55 2019

    Stream the new CBSN Originals documentary, "North Korea: The Art of Surviving Sanctions," in the video player above.

    There's a North Korean art scene flourishing beyond propaganda posters and far from the country's rigid borders — a scene that can be found in Florence, Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance.

    Here, in the city that nurtured Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Italian art dealer Pier Luigi Cecioni shows off the hundreds of paintings that he's imported from North Korea.

    "We buy these as a company, and then we organize exhibitions and then we try to sell the works," he said. Cecioni and his brother Eugenio Cecioni have one of the biggest collections of North Korean art in Europe. They say they acquired the collection before U.N. sanctions were imposed in 2006, stalling North Korea's exports.

    All of these works originated from Mansudae Art Studio, North Korea's massive state-run arts enterprise, based in Pyongyang. Founded in 1959, https://www.bthm7zuw.online Mansudae turns out oil paintings, sculptures, portraits, embroideries and landscapes. With 4,000 employees, it is the largest art studio in North Korea, and perhaps even the largest of its kind in the world.

    Mansudae ensures that North Korean culture and an idealized view of North Korean life is disseminated far and wide, and Cecioni's gallery is an example. Hanging on Cecioni's gallery walls is not just propaganda, but also lighter scenes: paintings illustrating workers with beaming smiles, and soccer players from the 1966 World Cup match where North Korea beat Italy, considered one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history. In another painting, which Cecioni refers to as a "little strange," a herd of goats surrounds a happy family.

    An expert on North Korean art, Georgetown Professor B.G. Muhn, said that the socialist realism of North Korean art has a "naive, melodramatic quality. That we can't see in contemporary art."

    "When you look at North Korean art, especially at first, you are struck by the difference it has with other art and the propaganda," Cecioni said. "Even though it's not all propaganda, of course. In large part it's just landscapes, portraits."

    Cecioni, who said he's visited North Korea at least 10 times, began cultivating his relationship with North Korea's art studio back in 2005. The asking price for his pieces range from a couple of hundred dollars for posters to thousands for more valuable pieces, and he said the propaganda pieces are his best sellers. Pyongyang-based artists have also visited Cecioni in Italy, he said.

    Cecioni said the Mansudae facility reminds him of an American campus. "There is a soccer field, there is a place for the children, but people do not live there, people go there to work," he said.

    Over the years, according to Cecoini, the situation in North Korea has visibility improved, noting that now there are far more cars on the roads. He emphasizes that things don't appear to be so bad. "I do not have the feeling that the people around me are starving or that they are afraid or that they are doing things because if they don't do them they go to jail," he said, though it should be noted that the North Korean regime tightly controls what foreign visitors can do and see in the country.

    In Beijing, Ji Zhengtai, a Chinese-North Korean businessman, maintains a gallery which he refers to as Mansudae's official studio abroad.

    "These are art pieces; they are not military weapons," he said. Ji insists that North Korea has no control over his gallery, Mansudae Art Gallery, and that he owns more than a thousand works.

    He is happy to show off the collection — like a painting of a tiger whose eyes seem to follow you across the room. But when asked about finances, and whether money is filtered back to North Korea, Ji mostly dodges the question. He also refrains from discussing artwork as a commodity. "It is vulgar to talk about it this way," he said. "When I started out I did have making money in mind. But after time, I liked the art more and more; my collection became bigger and bigger."

    North Korea's repressive authoritarian regime has been under international sanctions since 2006, when it carried out its first nuclear and ballistic missile tests. A growing list of  sanctions restricted trade and choked off access to foreign currency. But through the Mansudae Overseas Project, a part of Mansudae Art Studio continued to help rake in cash for the regime.

    In August 2017, sanctions specifically targeted Mansudae. According to the U.N. report, Mansudae Overseas Project "engaged in, facilitated, or was responsible for the exportation of workers from the DPRK [North Korea] to other nations for construction-related activities including for statues and monuments to generate revenue for the Government of the DPRK or the Workers' Party of Korea." Due to sanctions, a travel ban was set on Mansudae, and their global assets were frozen.

    But years of work by Mansudae not only succeeded in bringing many millions of dollars back to North Korea, it also helped build relationships with other countries around the world.

    Mansudae has projects in at least 15 countries, but its most lucrative relationship has been with Africa. Enormous bronze monuments throughout the continent brought in an estimated $260 million as of 2016. A North Korean construction firm built the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal, which cost Senegal $27 million — a huge sum for the impoverished nation. At a 160 feet tall, it is the largest monument in Africa.

    The project seems to have brought North Korea more than just much-needed currency. As the monument's director, Georges Diatta, told us, it also brought goodwill.

    "If the Senegalese government accept North Korean society to build this monument, it was because they have got a good relationship," Diatta said.

  4. Thu Jul 11 21:15:54 2019

    -image-LONDON -- If the Trump administration had hoped to take some pressure off its close ally the Saudi Crown Prince amid an international murder scandal by forcing a Turkish dissident out of U.S. exile, Turkey isn't playing ball.  

    NBC News claimed on Thursday that the White House was looking for ways to remove Turkish religious scholar Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Turkey of backing a violent attempt to overthrow its government, from the U.S. Turkey's president has wanted Gulen extradited back home for years. Hours after the report, however, a senior Turkish official in Ankara said the country had, "no intention to intervene in the Khashoggi investigation in return for any political or legal favor."

    The U.S. National Security Council and the State Department have both rejected, sort of, the NBC report. The NSC told CBS News that it had "not been involved in nor aware of any discussions relating the extradition of Fethullah Gulen to the death of Jamal Khashoggi."

    State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert accused media organizations of trying to "conflate" the two cases, but said Gulen's case was still under consideration by the Justice Department.

    The Justice Department has not issued any new statements regarding its consideration of evidence from Turkey, which Ankara says implicates Gulen in a 2016 failed coup attempt. For years the U.S. government has rejected Turkish requests for his extradition, saying their evidence is insufficient.

    "At no point did Turkey offer to hold back on the Khashoggi investigation in return for Fetullah Gulen's extradition," the senior Turkish official said on Thursday.

    It is clear the Turks want to keep the fire to the Saudi royal family's feet.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country is convinced that an order to kill Khashoggi came from the "highest levels" of the Saudi government. That can only mean one thing in the tightly controlled, ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom; the all-powerful royal family.

    Turkish officials have said on the record that they don't believe Saudi Arabia's King Salman was behind the killing, but they have not exonerated his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

    Senior 바카라사이트 U.S. lawmakers, intelligence officials and many analysts believe the crown prince, often known by his initials MBS, was in fact aware of the operation to kill Khashoggi, and likely ordered it.

    Speaking to journalists in Riyadh on Thursday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir called the killing a "very big mistake" but insisted the crown prince had "absolutely nothing to do" with it.

    His remarks came after Saudi Arabia announced that its own investigation into the Khashoggi case had found that an ex-intelligence chief, who had close ties to MBS, was responsible for the killing. The Saudi chief prosecutor said the kingdom would seek the death penalty for five people found guilty of the actual murder, which took place in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

    Turkish officials were unconvinced by the outcome of the Saudis' own investigation into the murder, with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu calling the Saudi prosecutor's announcements "insufficient."

    "I want to say that we did not find some of his explanations to be satisfactory" and that "those who gave the order, the real perpetrators need to be revealed. This process cannot be closed down in this way," Cavusoglu said, according to The Associated Press.

    Buzzfeed quoted an advisor to Turkey's president as saying the Saudi prosecution's charges, at least, amounted to a cover-up.

    "They expect us to believe the killers carried this out on their own. This isn't very credible," Erdogan advisor Yasin Aktay said, according to Buzzfeed. "Everything is clear as day, but there is an effort to cover it up a bit."  

    The U.S. government has tread cautiously thus far in its handling of the Khashoggi case and the allegations that a close ally and key trading partner ordered the journalist killed in its own diplomatic mission.

    President Trump has made it clear that he doesn't want to endanger the U.S.-Saudi financial relationship, worth $450 billion dollars including $110 billion in arms sales alone, over the murder of a U.S.-based journalist.

    "I don't want to lose all of that investment being made into our country. I don't want to lose a million jobs," Mr. Trump has said.

    The Saudis, and Crown Prince Salman in particular, are also vital allies to the White House as it pushes to contain Iran's influence in the Middle East. Iran and Saudi Arabia are bitter regional foes.

    On Thursday, just after the Saudis announced their charges against 18 individuals the kingdom accuses of the killing, the U.S. government announced its own sanctions against 17 people it has concluded were culpable.

    "The Saudi officials we are sanctioning were involved in the abhorrent killing of Jamal Khashoggi," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a statement announcing the measures

    Missing from the list of individuals sanctioned by the U.S. was the man the Saudis accuse of ring-leading the killing, ex-deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri.

    The U.S. sanctions target 15 people identified by Turkey as the "hit-squad" which traveled from Saudi Arabia to Turkey specifically to kill Khashoggi. Also among the 17 is Saudi Arabia's former top diplomat in Istanbul, Mohamed al-Otaibi and Royal Court advisor Saud al-Qahtani.  

    President Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton has said audio evidence the Turks have, which they claim proves Khashoggi's murder was premeditated, does not implicate MBS. He has not heard the audio evidence himself, but CIA chief Gina Haspel has.

    But the pressure will remain on the Trump administration to keep prodding Saudi Arabia to come up with a full explanation.

    "The intel that I'm aware of points to MBS," Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has said. "There's no smoking gun, but I don't think there's any question that he directed it, knew it, and we've got to figure out a way to cause (Saudi Arabia) to pay a price."

    Announcing the sanctions against the Saudis on Thursday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said the U.S. "continues to diligently work to ascertain all of the facts and will hold accountable each of those we find responsible in order to achieve justice for Khashoggi's fiancée, children, and the family he leaves behind. The government of Saudi Arabia must take appropriate steps to end any targeting of political dissidents or journalists." 

  5. Thu Jul 11 19:43:37 2019
    L laylachristy456 начал обсуждение "Iron Man 3," "Star Trek Into Darkness" Among Super Bowl Movie Ads.

    Sunday night's Super Bowl resembled a trip to the movies, with several potential summer blockbusters airing new ads before and during the big game.

    -image-Three film trailers aired through the first half and halftime and several others were broadcast during the lengthy pre-game show.

    While ad rates for the Super Bowl are notoriously expensive -- $4 million for 30 seconds during Super Bowl 47 -- they can generate buzz and potential ticket sales.

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    "The cost per minute is enormous, but studios obviously feel they are going to get the biggest bang for their buck," said Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for https://www.pmstudio.kr/ Hollywood.com.

    Reactions to an ad for "Fast & Furious 6" quickly started trending on Twitter, with franchise star Ludacris fielding viewers' responses.

    Also airing in the first half were promos for "Star Trek Into Darkness" and the "Oz The Great and Powerful." After lights went out in the Super Dome in the third quarter, an ad for "Iron Man 3" aired.

    Film ads also played a prominent role in the ramp up to the game.

    Walt Disney Co. co-sponsored an hour of pre-game coverage and used it to promote "The Lone Ranger," which stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. In addition to a 90-second promo for the film, CBS aired a tie-in interspersing scenes from the film with footage of the 49ers and Ravens playing.

    "World War Z" also aired an ad right before the game's kick-off.

    "Identity Thief," a comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, was the rare film that will be in theaters before the summer movie season. Another February release, the Dwayne Johnson action film "The Snitch" aired an ad about 90 minutes before the game's start.

    The vast Super Bowl audience makes it almost imperative for big releases to air ads during the game, Dergarabedian said, although several studios opted not to air any promos during the game.

    "If you don't have a movie to crow about during the Super Bowl, then maybe your slate isn't strong enough," he said.

    Watch some of those trailers below:

  6. Thu Jul 11 09:34:14 2019

    -image-Johnny Depp is going back to the mob. He first played John Dillinger in 2009's "Public Enemies," and now he's set to portray another real-life gangster.

    Depp will star as South Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger in an upcoming film about the life of the former alleged criminal and FBI informant turned fugitive.

    The movie will be based on the 2001 book "Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The FBI and a Devil's Deal" by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, which chronicles Bulger's rise to power from a street thug to the head of Boston's criminal underworld. Bulger also allegedly provided information to the FBI during his time as boss of the so-called Winter Hill Gang.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Black Mass" will be directed by veteran Barry Levinson, known for https://www.ngcn4gsrh.online films like "Rain Man" and "Diner." The project is expected to begin shooting in May.

    Bulger's story has already served as the basis for another feature film. Martin Scorsese's 2006 gangster drama, "The Departed," which nabbed a Best Picture Oscar, starred Jack Nicholson in a role based on Bulger.

    More in Movies

    As a fugitive, Bulger spent more than 16 years on the run and even found his way on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, before finally being arrested in June, 2011, in Santa Monica, Calif. The 83-year-old Bulger faces a trial in June over 19 counts of murder.

    Depp will next be seen on the big screen July 3, as sidekick Tonto in the "Lone Ranger" remake, with Armie Hammer in the title role.

    Tell us: Do you think Depp is a good fit to play Bulger?

  7. Thu Jul 11 08:59:53 2019
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