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All The Red Carpet Looks From The 2018 Met Gala

Every year on the first Monday in May, the tradition known as the “Met Gala” takes place in New York City.  The annual event kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fashion exhibition, and features celebrities paired with designers to show off the fashion industry’s most bold and beautiful looks. This year, the museum’s show, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” is the theme and the largest exhibition the Costume Institute has ever put on. It explores the relationship between visual Catholic traditions and fashion.  Celebrities including Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and more took over the red carpet. Take a look at looks from the red carpet below.  ...Read more

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Border Agents Will Separate Undocumented Children From Their Families

In a speech before law-enforcement officials in Arizona on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government seeks to separate parents from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to discourage more crossings. The Los Angeles Times reports that the policy officially went into effect last week, though hundreds of children have already been taken from their parents in recent months. “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law.” Sessions said.  Under the new system, children will be treated as if they arrived in the United States alone. If they are from a country other than Mexico or Canada, they are placed with a family member or in a shelter while their case is considered. Their parents are allowed to apply for asylum once they are apprehended, but may be detained while their applications are considered. ...Read more

Oliver North, Key Player In Iran-Contra Scandal, Named NRA President

Retired lieutenant colonel Oliver North, the ex-Marine convicted and eventually exonerated in the Iran-Contra scandal, will become the next president of the National Rifle Association, the gun lobby’s top executive announced Monday. “This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association,” NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said in a statement. “Oliver North is a legendary warrior for American freedom, a gifted communicator and skilled leader. In these times, I can think of no one better suited to serve as our president.” North, 74, will also immediately stop appearing as a commentator on Fox News, LaPierre said. He’s expected to officially come on board as president of the country’s largest gun lobby in “a few weeks,” according to LaPierre. ...Read more

New York Knicks Officially Name David Fizdale As Next Head Coach

David Fizdale is officially the new head coach of the Knicks. The team announced the hire on Monday and said an introductory news conference will be held on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Fizdale, 43, replaces Jeff Hornacek, whom the Knicks fired shortly after the team’s season finale.  “After a thorough coaching search, it was clear that David would be a great fit with the Knicks and we’re thrilled that he is joining our organization,” Knicks president Steve Mills said in a press release. “He is an experienced coach, strong leader and effective communicator, who understands what it takes to build a winning culture.”  Fizdale was the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies for a little more than one season with a record of 50-51. He was fired 19 games into this past season.  ...Read more

Amazon Show ‘Transparent’ To End With Fifth And Final Season

Transparent is moving forward without star Jeffrey Tambor, but this will be it’s last season.  Amazon’s original series will conclude with the upcoming fifth and final season, according to creator Jill Soloway. A few months after sexual assault allegations against Tambor and his subsequent dismissal from the series, Soloway admitted to finally feeling “a tiny bit like we are going to be okay.”  Transparent premiered in 2014 and won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical in 2015, while Tambor won a Golden Globe and two Emmys for his portrayal of transgender matriarch Maura Pfefferman. The actor is no longer be involved with the show after sexual harassment accusations made by a Transparent guest star and former assistant led to his firing in February. ...Read more

North Korea Criticizes U.S. Claims About Upcoming Summit

On Sunday, North Korea criticized what it called “misleading” claims that President Trump’s policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove Pyongyang to the negotiating table. The new comments come just weeks before Mr. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit. A Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman is quoted as saying that the claims are a “dangerous attempt” to ruin a budding detente on the Korean Peninsula after Kim’s summit late last month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.  At the summit, Kim agreed to a number of measures aimed at improving North-South ties and indicated he is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the peninsula. Mr. Trump and senior U.S. officials have suggested that Washington’s tough policy toward North Korea has played a decisive role in turning around what had been a tense situation. Kim and Mr. Trump are expected to meet later this month or in early June. ...Read more

Hawaii Officials Say Lava From Kilauea Volcano Has Destroyed 21 Homes

The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano jumped to 21 Sunday as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet into the air. Some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated were prepared for the possibility they may not return for quite some time. Hawaii officials said the decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano. Officials updated the number of lost homes after an aerial survey of the subdivision, though also said the number could increase. ...Read more

Avengers: Infinity War Dominates Box Office Again With $112.5M In It’s Second Weekend

After delivering the biggest box office opening in history last week, Disney and Marvel’s superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War is on track to earn an estimated $112.5 million from 4,474 theaters in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, crushing its competitors while scoring the second-best second weekend ever. Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens has grossed more, and Infinity War will bump Black Panther down to third on the list. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Infinity War marks the third Avengers film and the 19th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Infinity War has received generally positive reviews from critics, and moviegoers gave it an A CinemaScore. An untitled sequel is already on the calendar for May 3, 2019. ...Read more

First Official Pictures Of Prince Louis With Sister Princess Charlotte Are Released

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released two new photos of their new son, Prince Louis, on Sunday. The first official photos were taken by Princess Kate at the home of her and Prince William in Kensington Palace. Prince Louis Arthur Charles first official snapshot was taken on April 26, just three days after he was born. The second photo, taken on Princess Charlotte’s third birthday on May 2, shows the older sister planting a gentle kiss on her baby brother’s forehead.  “The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday,” Kensington Palace tweeted on Sunday.  In the photo, Princess Charlotte is pictured in a blue and white cardigan worn by Prince George in a family portrait for the Queen’s 90th birthday in April 2016, and Prince Louis’ white outfit was also previously worn by his sister in a portrait taken after she was born. You can see the photos in the article below. ...Read more