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They are just two of the 72 stores across the country troubled retailer Sears Holdings will shut down. "The demise of Sears has felt like a prolonged drip, drip, drip", said Mark Hamrick, an analyst for Bankrate.com. Shares are down more than 3 percent before the opening bell. The company revealed the closures as it announced revenues dropped more than 30% for the quarter to $2.9 billion.
  • TV star Roseanne Barr apologises after racist Twitter rant

    TV star Roseanne Barr apologises after racist Twitter rant

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    ABC immediately canceled the reboot of her show , explaining that " Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent , repugnant and inconsistent with our values". Roseanne Barr is now targeting her co-stars. Barr wrote in a tweet . "I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment", she said . " Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj", she tweeted, later denying that she was racist because "Muslims r NOT a race".
  • The Spectacular Emptiness of Roseanne Barr’s Apology

    The Spectacular Emptiness of Roseanne Barr’s Apology

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    Ms. Barr's on-set presence had also mellowed significantly from what it was during the show's initial run in the 1990s, when she developed a reputation for being hard to work with and treating her writers with little respect. Wanda Sykes, a contributing producer and writer for the show, announced via Twitter that she was quitting the show following Barr's tweet, and Emma Kenney, the 18-year-old actress who played Harris on the show, also revealed that she had meant to announce her ...
  • Misleading tweets by liberal activists fuel Donald Trump on border issue

    Misleading tweets by liberal activists fuel Donald Trump on border issue

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    The left was never obsessed with legal immigration under the Obama administration. Republican leadership has consistently told conservatives pushing the bill that it would not have almost enough Republican votes to pass. On Friday, The New York Times reported the Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ) had " lost 1,500 immigrant children " - a story which unsurprisingly sparked righteous indignation and vitriolic attacks on the Trump administration.
  • Trump and Roseanne Barr Called ‘Stone Cold’ Racists

    Trump and Roseanne Barr Called ‘Stone Cold’ Racists

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    She explained that it was 2am when she wrote the tweet , "and I was ambien tweeting ". Roseanne Barr is blaming Ambien for her racist tweets and telling her fans, "I'm not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke". "You throw me under the bus. nice!" she said in a tweet directed at Fishman. While Barr is notorious for making controversial statements including those defending President Trump, her comment about Jarrett created a backlash that prompted ABC President Channing Dungey ...
  • Khloe Kardashian Slams Haters For Obsessing Over Tristan Thompson Drama

    Khloe Kardashian Slams Haters For Obsessing Over Tristan Thompson Drama

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    On Thursday (May 24), she wrote, "Something you've been praying for is about to happen for you". Kim Kardashian West has appeared on a number of talk shows and didn't play nice when Thompson became the topic of conversation, saying that he had blocked her on social media and that the whole situation was "so (expletive) up".
  • First look at Angelina Jolie on set of Maleficent 2

    First look at Angelina Jolie on set of Maleficent 2

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    Maleficent 2 does not yet have a release date, though production is set to begin sometime this year. The follow-up finds Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-director Joachim Rønning stepping into the director's chair after Robert Stromberg helmed the 2014 film.
  • Sixers’ Ben Simmons, Kendall Jenner Are Dating

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    A source told the publication the two have been dating for "a few weeks". "They were smiling the night away with their friends", a source told Page Six . Simmons also said that "there's only one way to find out" if he and James could play sweet music together even though both of them are facilitators. After landing in LAX Monday, Simmons briefly spoke to paparazzi - not about the relationship, but to echo a sentiment for which some Philadelphians are clamoring.
  • Pusha T Explains the Meaning of

    Pusha T Explains the Meaning of "Adidon"

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    Pusha T has finally responded to Drake's diss track with " The Story Of Adidon ". To make sure the impact is felt, Pusha T made sure to disclose the image was not photoshopped by tweeting the photographer and gallery that it came from.
  • Harvey Weinstein Accuser Annabella Sciorra Feels ‘No Relief’ Following His Arrest

    Harvey Weinstein Accuser Annabella Sciorra Feels ‘No Relief’ Following His Arrest

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    Brafman made the revelation on Tuesday morning following a 90-minute meeting he had in a NY judge's chambers with the Manhattan assistant district attorney prosecuting the case. He also expressed concern about the indictment against Weinstein. claiming prosecutors had bowed to enormous public pressure. There were rumors in Hollywood for years about Weinstein's pursuit of young actresses.
  • Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter found dead at 38

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    No foul play is suspected in the former reality TV star's death, authorities shared. Several substances, which will be tested for narcotics, were reportedly found at the scene. Fellow " Deadliest Catch " star Tony Lara died at age 50 from a heart attack in 2015 and Phil Harris succumbed to a stroke in 2010. But he was at the ship's helm for Season 3 in 2007, his last on the show.
  • Roseanne Barr blames Ambien for tweet; drug maker replies

    Roseanne Barr blames Ambien for tweet; drug maker replies

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    Sanofi , the pharmaceutical company that produces Ambien, has since responded to Barr's claims, stating that " racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication". Following this news, comedian and consultant on the sitcom Wanda Sykes announced she was leaving the show. She even revealed whether or not she would want another network to pick up the series.
  • Kim Kardashian to Meet With Trump

    Kim Kardashian to Meet With Trump

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    The reality star will meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday so she can ask Trump to pardon Alice Johnson , a 62-year-old grandmother serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. If the Trump White House really is an overblown reality TV show, then think of this as a crossover. TMZ reported earlier this month that Johnson's file was on Trump's desk after Kardashian reached out to Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter.
  • Jimmy Kimmel rips Roseanne after show is cancelled over racist tweet

    Jimmy Kimmel rips Roseanne after show is cancelled over racist tweet

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    Prior to the cancelation of her show, Barr tweeted an apology to Jarret, but her apology came too late. Following this news, comedian and consultant on the sitcom Wanda Sykes announced she was leaving the show. "You know who I blame for this?" It was a reference to Valerie Jarrett , longtime adviser to President Obama , who's African-American. "What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency.
  • Pusha T Releases Drake Diss Track, Says He Has A Secret Child!

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    Just a few days 31-year-old "Hotline Bling" singer dropped a diss track against the 41-year-old rapper slamming Pusha's longtime reputation as a drug kingpin and dragging his fiancee into the fight, Pusha is hitting back hard. Drake has spoken before in his songs about the issue - in 2015's You & The 6, he says: "I used to get teased for being black/And now I'm here and I'm not black enough".
  • The Trump administration’s war on children

    The Trump administration’s war on children

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    Yet children inevitably are punished by the traumatizing experience of suddenly being ripped out of their parents' hands and transported far from wherever their parents are being held. In the 1997 legal settlement , the court ruled that DHS can only detain minors at the border for a maximum of 20 days, before being required to release them to foster families or shelters if the kids are unaccompanied.
  • Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are the new hot couple in town

    Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are the new hot couple in town

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    Last year, PC shut the buzz around her relationship with Nick post-Met Gala 2017 when Jimmy Kimmel asked her about it. Priyanka recently attended the wedding of her close friend, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex after which she went to Bangladesh with UNICEF to visit the Rohingya refugees.
  • Racist Tweet Fiasco Costs Roseanne Barr More Than Just A Reboot

    Racist Tweet Fiasco Costs Roseanne Barr More Than Just A Reboot

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    The show spurred debate over the title's character support for President Trump and Barr's history of incendiary statements. In the since-deleted tweet, Barr wrote: " Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj". Barr is notorious for tweeting about pro-Trump conspiracy theories and other controversial topics. In addition to ABC's canceling of Roseanne, Barr's talent agency, ICM Partners dropped her as a client.
  • Meghan Markle & Prince Harry to Honeymoon in Canada

    Meghan Markle & Prince Harry to Honeymoon in Canada

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    They may have already been put to work following their wedding , but Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still planning on take a honeymoon to celebrate their vows. Angela Moore, the regional director of public relations for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, revealed in a statement on Monday that the Duke and Duchess were not now booked for a stay at the lodge.
  • Fact check: Are Democrats responsible for DHS separating children from their parents?

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    Trump tweeted " Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama's term showing children from the Border in steel cages". "I wonder what #SundayMorning is like for the parents of 1500 lost children your father is responsible for". "The loopholes that they fight so hard to protect are the source" of the controversy, said Stephen Miller, the president's top adviser on immigration policy, referring to Democrats.