Violence In Ukraine Intensifies
Violence In Ukraine Intensifies
Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Dominates With $56 Million
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Ferocious street battles between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital have left dozens dead and hundreds wounded in the past few days, raising fears that the ex-Soviet nation, whose loyalties are split between Russia and the West, is in an uncontrollable spiral of violence. Following a shaky truce Wednesday, fighting flared up again with renewed fervor. Both the government and the opposition blame each other for widely using firearms. The opposition said the government used snipers to shoot protesters from roofs of buildings around Independence Square, known as the Maidan, which has been the epicenter of the anti-government protests.
Judging from the Box Office Results, fans have also fallen in love with the latest adrenaline fueled Mission Impossible movie starring Tom Cruise. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” dominated the U.S. box office this weekend with an impressive $56 million at nearly 4,000 locations. The Paramount/Skydance tentpole generated $20 million at the Friday box office, setting an opening day mark for the sturdy franchise — and signaling that Cruise still carries plenty of star power.
A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks. "Sadly, sadly it's come to an end," said Frauke Zeller, one of its co-creators.
A product of Beatles-era Liverpool, Cilla Black died Saturday at her home in Esepona in southern Spain. Black's spokesman confirmed her death and said details would be released after a coroner's report was completed. The big voiced British singer became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career. Signed by the Fab Four's manager, Brian Epstein, she had a string of hits starting in 1964 with "Anyone Who Had a Heart," and "You're My World." Both went to No. 1 in Britain, and the latter also charted in the U.S. She also had success with the Bacharach-David theme tune for the 1966 film "Alfie," and recorded several Beatles songs, including "The Long and Winding Road."
Add Yoga to the list of things Lebron James does better than everyone else ... that's according to a big time college basketball star who tells TMZ Sports LBJ is the king ... of the downward facing dog. We spoke to Isaiah Taylor -- a basketball star from the University of Texas -- who was present when Bronny led an impromptu Yoga session at NIke's Basketball Academy in L.A. a couple weeks back. when asked about LeBron's skills on the mat, Taylor makes it plain ... the 6'8" man gots some twist game.
Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and union leaders announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired. Verizon's chief administrative officer, Marc Reed, said the company is "disappointed" it was unable to reach an agreement with the unions despite "six weeks of good faith bargaining and a very strong effort by the company." The unions say the telecom giant is demanding that workers sharply increase their health care contributions and make concession on pensions. Communications Workers of America vice president Dennis Trainor, said workers are being unfairly treated even as the company reaps profits.
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