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I apologize that it has been a few days since I have posted, but Twin Peaks is back. To say I am slightly obsessed would be an understatement.   I watched the series when it originally aired.    Then again.   And again.   Of course the movie.   And then the books.   Which I re-read again to get ... Read More »

#SNlisten: Did Owen Really Assist In a Birth At The Zoo?

#SNlisten: Brando’s middle son, Owen, claims that he assisted in a birth while on a field trip at the St Louis Zoo! You have to hear his insane story that has left us scratching our heads and turning to the St Louis Zoo for validation… Read More »

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  • Fox moves to dismiss lawsuit by ex-anchor Andrea Tantaros

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit by former anchor Andrea Tantaros, saying her claims that “sock puppet” Twitter accounts were set up to harass her were false. Fox said in court papers filed Wednesday that a Twitter feed allegedly set up under a false identity is instead operated by ...
  • Eric Ueland

    Trump’s budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. While not addressing Medicare’s long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children’s Health Insurance ...
  • Activists: Fighting, airstrikes target southern Syrian city

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces battling insurgents carried out a series of airstrikes on Wednesday on a city in southern Syria, an area named as a safe zone under a recent Russia-sponsored deal, opposition activists and an independent monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces carried out at least 12 airstrikes and dropped at ...
  • Women CEOs earned more last year, but few were in top job

    NEW YORK (AP) — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there’s still very few of them running the world’s largest companies. The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. By comparison, male CEOs earned $11.4 million, ...
  • Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

    ROME (AP) — Ivanka Trump met Wednesday met with a group of African women who were trafficked into Italian prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears. Trump visited the Rome headquarters of the Sant’Egidio Community, a Catholic humanitarian organization that serves the poor, the elderly and migrants, after a morning visit to the Vatican. Sant’Egidio ...
  • Nicole Kidman

    Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance

    CANNES, France (AP) — The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d’Or winners, one of them female. When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, it assembled luminaries from across cinema as well as many of the recent winners of its top prize. Jane Campion was the only woman director among the honored group, which included ...
  • Bill Cosby

    The Latest: New jury pool being questioned for Cosby trial

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The hunt is on for a 12th juror for Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial from a new pool summoned to a Pittsburgh courtroom. The pool of about 93 people appears to include eight black women and three black men. Cosby’s lawyers ...
  • UK investigates ‘network’ of alleged Manchester attackers

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British security forces raided a building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated “a network” of people allegedly behind the city’s concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, Salman Abedi, “likely” did not ...
  • School receptionist Jane Tweddle among the bombing victims

    LONDON (AP) — The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what’s known about them so far: ___ Jane Tweddle was a receptionist and well-loved member of the staff at the South Shore Academy in the English seaside town of Blackpool. The academy’s ...
  • The Latest: Chief says investigation involves ‘a network’

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local): 3:13 p.m. Manchester’s police chief has told reporters that it is clear “this is a network we are investigating” as he gave an update on the probe into the bomb attack at a pop concert in the city. ...
  • Manchester police say they have made three more arrests over pop concert bombing

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester police say they have made three more arrests over pop concert bombing.
  • The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 a.m. As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast ...
  • Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time. Her parents, Ryan and Shauna, took the afternoon off work, and the ...
  • Warning of “imminent” attack, Britain raises threat level

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the ...
  • Fox moves to dismiss lawsuit by ex-anchor Andrea Tantaros

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit by former anchor Andrea Tantaros, saying her claims that “sock puppet” Twitter accounts were set up to harass her were false. Fox said in court papers filed Wednesday that a Twitter feed allegedly set up under a false identity is instead operated by ...
  • Jon Stewart, Carolyn Maloney

    Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with comic gold. “HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short-form digital animated project,” the network ...
  • Sean Hannity, Reince Priebusent

    Hannity backs off story about murdered DNC staffer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity said Tuesday he’s backing off his speculation about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich after talking with Rich’s family, which had appealed to the media to stop. The decision took Hannity off a potential collision course with his network, which earlier Tuesday had removed a week-old story ...
  • FCC: No punishment for late-night host Colbert’s Trump joke

    NEW YORK (AP) — There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert’s risque joke about President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received “thousands” of complaints about the late-night host’s May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as “standard operating procedure.” It’s the FCC’s job to police obscene or indecent material on TV ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot _ out of first

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place. The network’s weekday prime-time lineup, long the king of cable news, finished behind MSNBC in viewers last week, the Nielsen company said. Among the 25-to-54-year-old audience that advertisers pay a premium for, Fox finished third to MSNBC ...
  • CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The chief financial officer for a company licensing recipes from the real-life chef who inspired the “Soup Nazi” character on “Seinfeld” has been arrested on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half million dollars. Robert N. Bertrand was arrested Tuesday after being charged in Brooklyn federal court with failing to pay Medicare, ...
  • Nielsen’s top programs for May 15-21

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 15-21. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 13.19 million. 2. “Bull,” CBS, 10.85 million. 3. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 10.07 million. 4. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 9.112 million. 5. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 9.11 million. 6. “Billboard Music Awards,” ABC, 8.7 million. 7. ...
  • Nicole Kidman

    Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance

    CANNES, France (AP) — The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d’Or winners, one of them female. When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, it assembled luminaries from across cinema as well as many of the recent winners of its top prize. Jane Campion was the only woman director among the honored group, which included ...
  • Jon Stewart, Carolyn Maloney

    Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with comic gold. “HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short-form digital animated project,” the network ...
  • ‘Clerks’ actress Lisa Spoonauer dies in New Jersey at 44

    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — An actress who starred in the 1994 award-winning movie “Clerks” has died. Lisa Spoonauer was 44. The George Hassler Funeral Home says Spoonauer died Sunday at her home in Jackson, New Jersey. The cause of death wasn’t released. Kevin Smith cast Spoonauer in the role of Caitlin Bree in his first movie, which was set in ...
  • Roger Moore

    With an arched brow, Roger Moore found humor in Bond, life

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sir Roger Moore always made sure to laugh at himself before the audience could. With a mere arch of an eyebrow, Moore, whose wit was drier than James Bond’s martinis, could convey a skepticism of his accidental profession, disarming good looks and the suave characters he often played, from Bond to Simon Templar, all while saving ...
  • Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise reveals ‘Top Gun 2’ to start filming soon

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he’s about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to “Top Gun” is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the Australian morning news show “Sunrise.” The ...
  • Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Thero

    Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival’s birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony that recounted the festival’s history through a series ...
  • Roger Moore

    Reaction to death of actor Roger Moore at age 89

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89: — “The world has lost one of its great champions for children — and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend. In his most famous roles as an actor, Sir Roger was the epitome of cool sophistication; but in his work as a ...
  • Bill Cosby

    The Latest: New jury pool being questioned for Cosby trial

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The hunt is on for a 12th juror for Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial from a new pool summoned to a Pittsburgh courtroom. The pool of about 93 people appears to include eight black women and three black men. Cosby’s lawyers ...
  • Serena Williams accepts a new challenge – in Silicon Valley

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says she wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry’s most vexing problems. Williams, 35, will get her ...
  • Jon Stewart, Carolyn Maloney

    Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with comic gold. “HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short-form digital animated project,” the network ...
  • Bill Cosby

    Defense raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, defense lawyers are crying foul and accusing prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury. The lawyers returned to court on Wednesday in Pittsburgh to pick a 12th juror and six alternates. Cosby arrived Wednesday just before ...
  • Polish couple among those killed in Manchester blast

    LONDON (AP) — The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what’s known about them so far: ___ A Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters from the concert were among the dead, according to Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski. The ...
  • The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 a.m. As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast ...
  • Roger Moore

    With an arched brow, Roger Moore found humor in Bond, life

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sir Roger Moore always made sure to laugh at himself before the audience could. With a mere arch of an eyebrow, Moore, whose wit was drier than James Bond’s martinis, could convey a skepticism of his accidental profession, disarming good looks and the suave characters he often played, from Bond to Simon Templar, all while saving ...