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'God Sent Angels': Syrian Migrant Recounts Rescue
Aliaa Hwijah, a journalist from Syria, was one of 24 migrants who have journeyed in recent months from the war-torn country to Europe.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46ab41b3/sc/7/mf.gif'...

'19 Kids': Josh Duggar's Dad Advocated Death for Rapists
Josh Duggar's father, also a star of "19 Kids and Counting," said in a 2002 political campaign that rape should be punished by the death penalty.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46ab3d2c/sc/17/mf.gif'...

Actor Sam Shepard Arrested on DUI Charge in Santa Fe
The 71-year-old veteran performer told police he had consumed roughly two tequila drinks at a downtown Santa Fe restaurant on Monday evening.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46ab6216/sc/16/mf.gif'...

'Too Much, Too Soon': Relentless Storms Leave 18 Dead, 16 Missing
At least 11 people in Texas and 7 in Oklahoma are dead after a series of storms caused flooding in the two states since Friday.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a9e148/sc/31/mf.gif' border='0'/><br...

'100 Deadly Days': U.S. Auto Deaths Spike Before Summer
The council found that monthly motor-vehicle deaths increased a total of 8 percent over the past six months compared to the same period a year before.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46aa8a55/sc/24/mf.gif'...

Bernie Sanders: Campaign Will be 'A Movement of Millions'
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders formally kicked off his underdog White House bid on Tuesday, promising to build a grassroots movement of millions ready to "to stand up and fight back."<img width='1' height='1'...

Cleveland Agrees to Broad Set of Police Reforms
The Justice Department concluded in December that Cleveland police had engaged in a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a97ddf/sc/7/mf.gif'...

Bones in Canyon Matched to Student Who Vanished in '82
Elisabeth Martinsson was attending the College of Marin and living with a California family when she disappeared.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a7fa4b/sc/3/mf.gif' border='0'/><br...

Bipolar Man's Death in Custody Sparks Georgia Jail Shakeup
Mathew Ajibade's family said he died after being Tasered and restrained in an isolation cell in the midst of a bipolar episode.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46aa93a8/sc/42/mf.gif' border='0'/><br...

Guns of Anarchy? Biker Gangs Prize Soldiers, Feds Say
Outlaw motorcycle gangs and support clubs actively recruit military personnel, according to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a9dc55/sc/7/mf.gif'...

James Holmes Trial: Notebook Details 'Obsession to Kill'
James Holmes considered several ways to satisfy his "obsession to kill" before he decided to shoot up a Colorado theater, according to his notebook.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46aa8a57/sc/3/mf.gif'...

Court: Obama's Immigration Programs to Remain on Hold
<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46aa4627/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a...

Airman ID'd as Gunman in Deadly Wal-Mart Shooting
The shooter, 21-year-old Marcell Willis, fired at two employees with a handgun, killing one, police said. A motive was being investigated.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a88123/sc/7/mf.gif'...

Drinking May Be Bad for the Elderly Heart
Having a drink or two a day might be good for the heart when you're young, but even just a couple of drinks a day may damage an elderly heart.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a9e591/sc/14/mf.gif'...

Paralyzed Student Walks Across Stage at Graduation
Chris Norton fractured his vertebrae during a football game in his freshman year and was told he had little chance of ever walking again.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a94eef/sc/35/mf.gif'...

IRS: Thieves Stole Tax Info From 100,000 Taxpayers
The IRS says thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a9e586/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><br...

11-Year Catholic Protest Finally Faces a Reckoning
The archdiocese has declined to say what it would do if protesters refuse to leave.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a9e58d/sc/42/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a...

'Pull Up!' Air France Jet Flew Too Close to Mountain
Investigators probe an Air France flight with dozens on board that narrowly avoided hitting the highest mountain in central Africa in early May.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a88125/sc/28/mf.gif'...

Revelers Gored at Festival Bullfights in Peru
At least three people were seriously injured over the weekend after they were gored during the annual bullfights held during Peru's traditional festival of the crosses.<img width='1' height='1'...

Swept Away: Eight in Vacation House Missing in Flood
"We are in a house that is now floating down the river. Call mom and dad. I love you. And pray."<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/46a7f30e/sc/26/mf.gif' border='0'/><br...


Entertainment News

ROBERT DE NIRO DOESN'T GIVE GRADUATES MUCH HOPE
Robert De Niro had some stern advice for the graduates of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

He told the crowd at Friday's (May 22nd) ceremony, "Tisch graduates, you made it...and you're f***ed! Think about that. The graduates from the school of nursing? They all have jobs. The graduates from the college of dentistry? Full employed. The Leonard N. Stern school of business graduates? They're covered. The school of medicine graduates? Each one will get a job. The proud graduates of the NY school of law? They're covered...and if they're not, who cares? They're lawyers! The English majors are not a factor. They'll be home writing their novels. Teachers? They'll all be working. S**tty jobs and lousy pay, but still working. The graduates in accounting? They all have jobs. Where does that leave you? Envious of those accountants? I doubt it. They had a choice. Maybe they were passionate about accounting but it's more likely that they used reason and logic and common sense to reach for a career that could give them the expectation of success and stability. Reason, logic, common sense? At the Tisch School of Arts? Are you kidding me?"

  • The Oscar winner went on to tell the class that they are "opening a door to a lifetime of rejection" but added, "When it comes to the arts, passion should trump common sense. Your path is clear. You have to keep working."

JUDGE ALLOWS SOFIA VERGARA'S EX TO SUE FOR EMBRYOS
Sofia Vergara's ex, Nick Loeb, will be allowed to sue for custody of the frozen embryos that he created with the Modern Family star when they were engaged. According to Entertainment Tonight, Nick has amended his previous lawsuit attempting to prevent Sofia from destroying the embryos and is now seeking full control.

Nick is arguing that their original contract requesting both parties consent to bring the embryos to term should be voided because it did not specify what would happen in the event of their break up. His lawyer explained, "He does believe they are his daughters." Sofia's lawyer responded to the new lawsuit saying, "The plaintiff is using this lawsuit to continue to attack Vergara in the press and continue to have his own visibility in the press. There is no legal issue. Embryos are not children."

  • Sofia has spoken out about her drama with her ex in the press. She recently told Howard Stern that the lawsuit doesn't make any sense and added, "a child needs a loving relationship of parents that get along, that don't hate each other." She also said it would be selfish to bring the embryos to term.

CHRIS PRATT APOLOGIZES BEFORE STARTING 'JURASSIC WORLD' PRESS TOUR
Chris Pratt is sorry for things he hasn't even said yet. He took to Facebook on Friday (May 22nd) to issue a statement about his upcoming Jurassic World press tour.

Chris wrote, "I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming ‪#‎JurassicWorld‬ press tour. I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry. I swear. I'm the nicest guy in the world. And I fully regret what I (accidentally will have) said in (the upcoming foreign and domestic) interview(s)." The post continued, "I am not in the business of making excuses. I am just dumb. Plain and simple. I try. I REALLY try! When I do (potentially) commit the offensive act for which I am now (pre) apologizing you must understand I (will likely have been) tired and exhausted when I (potentially) said that thing I (will have had) said that (will have had) crossed the line. Those rooms can get stuffy and the hardworking crews putting these junkets together need some entertainment! (Likely) that is who I was trying to crack up when I (will have had) made that tasteless and unprofessional comment. Trust me. I know you can't say that anymore. In fact in my opinion it was never right to say the thing I definitely don't want to but probably will have said. To those I (will have) offended please understand how truly sorry I already am. I am fully aware that the subject matter of my imminent forthcoming mistake, a blunder (possibly to be) dubbed "JurassicGate" is (most likely) in no way a laughing matter. To those I (will likely have had) offended rest assured I will do everything in my power to make sure this doesn't happen (again)."

  • He followed up with another post promoting the film and added, "With social media the way it is and click bait marketing online you will have a front row seat to all of the promotional action if you so choose. There will be a lot. Dare I say too much if you actually take the time to watch it all!? I suggest you don't. But that's up to you."

JESSICA LANGE WEIGHS IN ON HOLLYWOOD SEXISM
Jessica Lange believes that sexism in Hollywood isn't just an issue with male executives. The American Horror Story actress recently chatted with The Wrap about the issues that face an older actress in the entertainment industry.

She explained, "Hollywood is run with this male point of view. Even if a woman runs a studio, she still does it with a male point of view. And as long as that exists, you're still going to have this wish fulfillment. That men continue to be fascinating and attractive and virile, and women age and are no longer sexual or beautiful -- it's a fantasy that has nothing to do with reality." Jessica added, "I'm glad the media has picked up on it, but it's certainly not a new phenomenon."


CELEBRITY GOSSIP
BEN STILLER THANKS FANS FOR SUPPORT AFTER MOTHER'S DEATH: Ben Stiller took to Twitter on Monday (May 25th) to thank fans for their support following his mother's death over the weekend. He wrote, "Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne. All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives." Anne passed away on Saturday (May 23rd) at the age of 85. She is also survived by her husband Jerry, daughter Amy, and several grandchildren.

SANDRA LEE LEAVES HOSPITAL FOLLOWING DOUBLE MASTECTOMY: Food Network star and celebrity chef Sandra Lee has left the hospital to recover from her double mastectomy surgery. She wrote on Facebook on Monday (May 25th,) "Home after a long week in the hospital, so happy to be in my own backyard. There is no place like home! #HappyMemorialDay" The post included a photo of Sandra with her husband, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with their pet bird. Sandra announced her battle with breast cancer on Good Morning America earlier this month.

'NEWSROOM'S' ALISON PILL IS MARRIED: Newsroom actress Alison Pill is married. She exchanged vows with boyfriend Joshua Leonard on Sunday (May 24th) at the Grace E. Simons Lodge in L.A. The bride wore a yellow vintage 1930's dress she bought on Etsy. Alison and Joshua got engaged on New Year's.

AMANDA SEYFRIED GOES TOPLESS FOR PHOTO SHOOT: Amanda Seyfried is the latest celebrity to pose for Mario Testino's towel series. The Mean Girls actress posed topless with a towel wrapped around her head. Amanda shared a photo from the shoot on Instagram and wrote, "@mariotestino #towelseries #nationaltowelday" She is the 77th celebrity to participate in the series. Mario has previously shot Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Cody Simpson, Blake Lively, and many more.

JOYCE GIRAUD'S HOME WAS ROBBED: Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Joyce Giraud had a rough holiday weekend. Her home was broken into while she was on vacation with her family. According to TMZ, the culprit got onto the property by climbing a back wall. Police were called to the scene by an employee at the home who pushed a panic button. The suspect was arrested at the scene. Joyce tweeted about the incident over the weekend writing, "To the heroes of @LAPD @LAPDHQ @LAPDNorthHwdDiv you were so fast & took care of my home! Thank you!@LAPDChiefBeck" She took part in only once season of the Bravo reality show back in 2014.


INDUSTRY NEWS
NETFLIX WANTS GERARD DEPARDIEU FOR FRENCH 'HOUSE OF CARDS': Gerard Depardieu is reportedly the top choice to star in Netflix's French version of House of Cards. The series will be called Marseille and focus on Robert Taro -- the longtime mayor of the Southern French city. The eight-episode series will be the company's first French-language production.

'NEW GIRL' STAR JOINS 'AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL': New Girl's Max Greenfield has landed a new gig on the upcoming season of American Horror Story. Ryan Murphy tweeted the news writing, "This October, Max Greenfield (like you've never seen him) is checking in to the hotel...but not checking out." Other newcomers to the show next season include Lady Gaga, Michelle Pfeiffer, and True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard.

FORMER 'X FACTOR' HOPEFUL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE SHOW: Former X Factor contestant Sally Hessnice has filed a lawsuit against the producers of the show for the way she was edited. She is seeking over two million dollars in damages because she claims her audition was "strategically altered to create a false and negative portrayal." Sally auditioned back in 2013 and Fox cancelled the reality singing competition after that season.

REMAKE OF 'IT' NEEDS A NEW DIRECTOR: New Line needs to hire a new director for the upcoming remake of Stephen King's It. Cary Fukunaga has dropped out of the project because of issues with the budget which has led to creative differences. Production was expected to begin in mid-June and it is unclear whether this shake-up will cause delays.

CHINA TO SCREEN 'STAR WARS' SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME: All six Star Wars films will be screened as a complete saga for the first time in China as part of the Shanghai International Film Festival. It will also mark the first theatrical screenings of the original trilogy -- episodes IV, V, and VI. The festival runs from June 13th to June 21st.


KENDALL JENNER HANGS WITH HER BROTHER'S EX
Kendall Jenner doesn't seem to respect the bros before hos rule. She was spotted hanging out with Rob Kardashian's ex, Rita Ora, at an amfAR gala in Cannes last week.

A source told Radar Online, "Kendall does not care what Rob thinks about her and Rita hanging out! Kendall and Rita were actually close friends when she was dating Rob and have remained friends ever since." The insider added, "Kendall never took sides in the breakup because her and Rob were never really all that close growing up. She loves her brother but does not love the choices that he made for his life."

  • Rob and Rita dated for several months before breaking up in December of 2012. He took to Twitter shortly after the split to accuse her of cheating on him with nearly 20 other guys.







 

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