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Former MLB Player Rafael Palmeiro, 53, Signs With Independent Team

Rafael Palmeiro has signed to play for the independent Cleburne Railroaders at age 53, nearly 13 years after his last major league game. The second-year American Association team announced the deal Wednesday. The Railroaders also signed Palmeiro’s 28-year-old son, Patrick, who has played for other independent teams the past three seasons. Palmeiro said in a statement issued by the team that he was “especially excited to get to do this with my son Patrick.” It was not clear exactly how much the elder Palmeiro will play or what his role will be for the Railroaders. ...Read more

Harvey Weinstein’s Estranged Wife Georgina Chapman Breaks Her Silence

Fashion designer Georgina Chapman has spoken publicly for the first time about the scandal surrounding her ex-husband Harvey Weinstein. Chapman spoke in the June issue of American Vogue about how she never suspected Weinstein of the multiple sexual assaults of which he has been accused.  “Absolutely not. Never,” she replied, when asked if she had suspicions, adding that she has “never been one of those people who obsesses about where someone is.” She said: “I had what I thought was a very happy marriage. I loved my life.” Chapman shares two children with Weinstein: India, 7, and Dashiell, 5.  She disclosed that she has seen a therapist to help her work her way through the situation. “There was a part of me that was terribly naive – clearly, so naive. I have moments of rage, I have moments of confusion, I have moments of disbelief! And I have moments when I just cry for my children. What are their lives going to be?… What are people going to say to them?… It’s like, they love their dad. They love him … I just can’t bear it for them!” ...Read more

Will Smith And Martin Lawrence’s ‘Bad Boys III’ Gets January 2020 Release Date

Bad Boys III” is coming soon to a theater near you. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are slated to return as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in “Bad Boys for Life,” which was given a tentative release date of January 17, 2020. This marks the latest chapter in the saga to bring a third “Bad Boys” film to the big screen, fifteen years after the release of “Bad Boys II.”  “Bad Boys III” was announced back in 2015, with action filmmaker Joe Carnahan attached to direct and a release the flick for February 2017. However the project was repeatedly delayed and Carnahan dropped out of the project. Now, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are set to direct. ...Read more

President Trump Set To Meet With North Korea’s Kim On June 12 In Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore for a first ever summit between the leaders of the two countries. “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” Trump said on Twitter.  The two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and testing program. Trump’s announcement came just hours after three Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea arrived at a U.S. military base outside Washington, having been released by Kim. ...Read more

E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Spreads To Four Additional States

The latest outbreak of the E. Coli virus is linked to romaine lettuce and according to new reports, it has spread to four additional states. Tainted romaine lettuce that is linked to a new outbreak of E. Coli reportedly originated in Yuma, Arizona according to CNN. Earlier this week, the CDC announced that Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas are the latest states to report E. Coli related illnesses after eating the contaminated lettuce. This brings the new total to 29 cases. The CDC gives a list of symptoms to look out for if you have recently eaten romaine lettuce – they include: severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. The recovery period for those who have been affected is roughly five to seven days. The CDC further cautions potential lettuce consumers, stating “If you do not know if the lettuce in a salad mix is romaine, do not eat it.” ...Read more

Red Sox Pitcher David Price Diagnosed With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has been diagnosed with a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Manager Alex Cora said Price, who was sent back to Boston for testing, will throw a bullpen session Thursday and then the team will decide what to do next. Price was already scratched from his Wednesday start against the New York Yankees. Price was removed for precautionary reasons after one inning of work against the Yankees on April 11 because of numbness in his throwing hand, including the loss of feeling in his fingertips. “For me this is quote-unquote good news compared to anything else,” Cora said. ...Read more

Annette Bening Joining “Captain Marvel”

Annette Bening is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The four-time Oscar nominee has signed on for a role in Captain Marvel. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing the film, which is set in the 1990s and will see the return of Marvel characters like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), and Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). Brie Larson is headlining the film as the titular hero, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who gains superpowers after being exposed to alien DNA.  Captain Marvel marks Bening’s first superhero movie. She’ll next appear in Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, in theaters Friday. Production is currently underway on Captain Marvel, and is set to hit theaters March 8, 2019. ...Read more

Taylor Swift Kicks Off Her ‘Reputation’ Tour

Taylor Swift kicked off her Reputation stadium tour on Tuesday, May 8 — and the setlist includes 24 of her biggest hits. Swift performed 14 songs from her acclaimed 2017 album, Reputation, in addition to her previous singles and fan favorites. Camila Cabello and Charli XCX opened for Swift as they played for a sold-out crowd of 59,157 fans at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Swift’s set ran for more than two hours and found her performing on three separate stages. The main platform featured a 172-foot tall video screen that curved and continued into the floor. The tour is scheduled through November, with U.S. dates including stops in Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans and East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...Read more

Saints’ Mark Ingram Appeals 4-Game Drug Suspension

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram “vigorously challenged” his four-game suspension, according to a statement from his agents, saying that he tested positive for a substance that was “permissible with the proper use exemption with the NFL.” The NFL, however, reiterated Wednesday that an arbitrator has made a final ruling on Ingram’s appeal, which is why the league announced his suspension on Tuesday. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy clarified that the outcome has been decided and that all parties have been notified.  Neither side has specified which substance Ingram tested positive for. The NFL announced only that he violated the league policy on performance-enhancing substances. ...Read more

North Korea Frees Three US Detainees Ahead Of Trump Summit

North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. It is viewed as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been in Pyongyang to arrange the planned talks. Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim and Kim Dong-chu were able to “walk on the plane without assistance”, the White House said. They had been jailed for anti-state activities and placed in labour camps. Mr Trump announced the release of the men in a tweet on Wednesday. ...Read more