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Halle Bailey: Disney announces singer to play Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey: Disney announces singer to play Little Mermaid

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Disney has cast singer Halle Bailey in the starring role of Ariel in a live action remake of The Little Mermaid."Halle possesses a rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence and substance, plus a glorious singing voice," director Rob Marshall said.Halle, 19, half of R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle, "said it was a "dream come true". The film, which will start shooting in 2020, will feature new songs written by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda. Halle Bailey: All you need to know about Disney's new Ariel Meet Beyonce's soulful proteges Chloe x Halle Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry was one of the first to tweet her support for the young star, saying "we can't wait to see what you do!" ...
US-Iran: Trump announces ‘major’ sanctions amid tensions

US-Iran: Trump announces ‘major’ sanctions amid tensions

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The US will impose "major" additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to prevent the country obtaining nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump says.He said economic pressure would be maintained unless the leadership in Tehran changed course."We're putting additional sanctions on," he told reporters. "In [some] cases we are moving rapidly."It comes after Iran announced it would exceed internationally agreed limits on its nuclear programme.The limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium was set under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. In return, relevant sanctions were lifted, allowing Iran to resume oil exports - the government's main source of revenue.But the US pulled out of the deal last year and re...
Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan announces tragic death of daughter Gabrielle, 22

Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan announces tragic death of daughter Gabrielle, 22

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Slipknot band member Shawn Crahan announced on Sunday that his daughter Gabrielle Crahan had died at the age of 22. The 49-year-old, best known as the “Clown”, posted a heartfelt statement across the band’s social media channels. It read: "It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away… May 18, 2019.”He added: “She was 22 years old.” Before finishing: "My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward."On his personal Instagram account, he posted a beautiful black and white photo of his late daughter. Gabrielle is survived by her father, her mother Chantel Crahan, and her three siblings - sister Alexandria, and brothers Gage and Simon. Her f
Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

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May 8 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared Wednesday that the country would partially stop complying with a landmark nuclear deal it signed in 2015 with six other nations. The announcement comes a year to the day since President Donald Trump wholly withdrew the United States from the commitment that limited Iran's nuclear fuel production for 15 years, citing those limitations were inadequate and that the deal was "defective at its core." On Wednesday, Rouhani said in a nationally televised speech that he informed the other signatories of the deal -- Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia -- that they had 60 days to decide to either pull out of the deal or trade for oil with Iran in violation American-imposed sanctions, the New York Times reported. "The path we have chose...
K-pop girl group Twice announces three U.S. shows

K-pop girl group Twice announces three U.S. shows

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May 1 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Twice on Wednesday announced three U.S. performance dates. The K-pop group's Twicelights world tour will include stops July 17 at The Forum in Los Angeles, July 21 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and July 23 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. "TWICE WORLD TOUR 2019 'TWICELIGHTS' IN LOS ANGELES 2019.07.17 WED 7:30PM (PDT) @ The Forum #TWICE #TWICEWORLDTOUR2019 #TWICELIGHTS," the band posted on Twitter.. Twice shared plans for the world tour in April. The tour is in support of the group's new album, Fancy You, and kicks off May 25 in Seoul. Twice released Fancy You and a music video for "Fancy" on April 22. The "Fancy" video shows Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu against a number of colorful backdrops. ...