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Michael B. Jordan And Sylvester Stallone Return In First “Creed II” Trailer

In the first trailer for Creed II, Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, whose latest opponent is a blast from the past and will be familiar to fans of the “Rocky” franhise. Creed is set to take on Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), who killed Creed’s father during a match in Rocky IV. Stallone, who won a Golden Globe for Creed and wrote Creed II, is back for his eighth go-around as Balboa, while Tessa Thompson returns as Creed’s love interest Bianca. Wood Harris and Phylicia Rashad also star. Creed II opens in theaters on Nov. 21. Watch the Creed II trailer below. ...Read more

Eva Longoria And Husband Jose Bastón Welcome First Child Together

“Desperate Housewives” alum Eva Longoria is a mom. The actress, 43, welcomed her first child, a boy, with husband José “Pepe” Bastón, 50, on Tuesday. She shared a photo of baby Santiago Enrique Bastón saying “we are so grateful for this beautiful blessing.” Bastón runs Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, and has three children from from a previous marriage. Longoria took her fans along with her as she documented her pregnancy on social media.  ...Read more

Months After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Kevin Spacey Will Return To Theaters In “Billionaire Boys Club”

Kevin Spacey will make his return to the big screen months after facing several sexual misconduct accusations. The actor will appear in Billionaire Boys Club, appearing with his Baby Driver costar Ansel Elgort. The movie was shot over a year before allegations against him came to light, and will be released in theaters August 17. Production company Vertical Entertainment said in a statement: “We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behavior — that were not publicly known when the film was made almost 2.5 years ago — do not tarnish the release. We don’t condone sexual harassment on any level and we fully support victims of it. At the same time, this is neither an easy nor insensitive decision to release this film in theaters, but we believe in giving the cast, as well as hundreds of crew members who worked hard on the film, the chance to see their final product reach audiences.” Allegations against Spacey were first brought forward in October by actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged the actor had previously made inappropriate sexual advances toward him when he was just 14-years-old. ...Read more

Several New “Star Trek” TV Shows in Development Under New Showrunner Alex Kurtzman

Earlier this month it was revealed that Star Trek: Discovery would be changing directions in it’s second season with the removal of its showrunners. Screenwriter and executive producer Alex Kurtzman was named Discovery‘s new showrunner, and now Kurtzman will also be at the helm of additional Star Trek television projects. Kurtzman has signed a development deal with CBS TV that will keep him under contract through 2023. Kurtzman’s expanded duties will include new iterations of Star Trek, which may include new TV series, miniseries, and possibly even animated projects. Reports state that one series in development potentially include a new series set at Starfleet Academy, a limited series with an unknown focus, a limited series centered on the story from Wrath of Khan, and an animated series. ...Read more

Bipartisan Group Of Former US Attorneys Calls Attorney General Sessions To Stop Family Separation

More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop family separations, saying the decision to implement a policy that has led to more than 2,000 children taken from their parents. In a letter to Sessions, the bipartisan group says that under the Trump administration’s policy, prosecutors are told to prosecute everyone who crosses the border illegally for “illegal entry,” which they say forces them into a criminal process that requires children be separated, even though the crime is only a misdemeanor. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Ken Magidson, signed the letter; and also wrote in an editorial Tuesday that the administration’s policy is legal, but not moral. He called on Sessions to give prosecutors discretion that would allow families to stay together. ...Read more

United States Withdraws From U.N. Human Rights Council

The U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. The decision to exit the U.N. comes after more than a year of calling for reform, and accusing it of an anti-Israel bias. However, it also comes just one day after its High Commissioner criticized the U.S. over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, especially separating families at the U.S.-Mexican border. Haley blasted the U.N. body as a “hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights” and “is not worthy of its name.” She said that after repeated warnings by the Trump administration, “Regrettably, it is now clear that our call for reform was not heeded.” In her remarks Tuesday, Haley specifically cited countries like Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, both of which are members of the body. The Human Rights Council was created in 2006 after its precursor the Human Rights Commission was disbanded by then-Secretary General Kofi Annan because of a “credibility deficit.” The body consists of 47 member states, with a specific number of seats given to each region of the world.  ...Read more

Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Police Over January Arrest

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation. Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court. Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens on January 26 when officers took him down because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets as ordered.  Brown was briefly jailed, but never charged with a crime. Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown last month when body-camera video of the arrest was released. Three officers were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight other officers were ordered to undergo remedial training in professional communications. ...Read more

Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun Reaches 200 Stolen Bases, 300 Homeruns

Ryan Braun stole second base against Philadelphia on June 16 and in doing so marked the 200th steal of Braun’s career, making him the 357th major leaguer to reach that milestone. Braun also reached the 300 home run plateau last season, which puts him in exclusive company.  Only 25 major league baseball players have hit 300 home runs in addition to stealing 200 bases. If Braun can hit nine more home runs in 2018 plus steal 3 more baes, he will be just one of five players in MLB history to have at least 11 seasons of 17 HR and 10 SB.  ...Read more

Right-Handed Reliever Kelvin Herrera Traded To Washington Nationals From Kansas City Royals

The Washington Nationals have acquired right-handed reliever Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals for three prospects. The Royals are acquiring outfielder Blake Perkins, third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Yohanse Morel for Herrera, one of the most desirable bullpen arms available. Herrera has 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA this season for the Royals, striking out 22 in 25 2/3 innings while walking just two batters. He is coming off a 2017 season when he had a career-high 26 saves. ...Read more

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Release Surprise Album; Now Available On Apple, Spotify

Beyoncé and Jay Z released their surprise album “Everything is Love” this weekend, but now everyone can access the power couple’s new release. Released exclusively on Tidal Saturday, the couple debuted the nine-track record “Everything Is Love,” and a music video for its single “Apes**t.” But now if you’re a Spotify subscriber you have access to the album, and the album can also be found on other streaming services like Apple Music. The video footage shows Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Louvre museum in Paris, including shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa, as well as shots of dancers performing. ...Read more