BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 29 February, 2016


29 February, 2016

(Updated Daily)

[1614 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: The Cases for Public Investment (NY Times Blog)
The point is that perfectly standard, mainstream economics makes a powerful case for (much) more infrastructure spending. And this needs to be said often.

Peter Robinson: "Henry Rollins: 'Morrissey is no longer on my kill list'" (The Guardian)
Returning to the UK on a spoken word tour, the DC punk talks being gagged by beauty, the US Congress's similarity to penguins, and people who deserve to be set on fire.

Froma Harrop: Don't Bury Our Cities in Megatowers (Creators Syndicate)
Many longtime residents of San Francisco, Miami and other hot U.S. cities complain of "Manhattanization" when developers put up 20- or 30-story apartment complexes. In Portland, Oregon, they're debating the wisdom of 40 stories.

Lindy West: My thank-you letter to an abortion doctor (The Guardian)
Abortion providers in the US risk death to help women. It's time to #ShoutYourAbortion and thank them for giving us the right to steer our own lives.

Life after the Ashley Madison affair (The Guardian)
It's six months since hackers leaked the names of 30 million people who had used the infidelity website Ashley Madison. Resignations, divorces and suicides followed. Tom Lamont sifts through the wreckage.

Helen Pearson: "The Life Project: what makes some people happy, healthy and successful - and others not?" (The Guardian)
The factors that most affect our life chances are revealed as the first group of British babies followed in a remarkable cradle-to-grave study turns 70.

Eva Wiseman: Is the Kesha case a hangover from the 1970s? (The Guardian)
For women working in the music industry, there are still areas that have not changed for decades.

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Trivia Question of the Day

A formicarium is a vivarium designed primarily for the study of what creatures?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

This actress was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra in Fairfield, Connecticut. By what name is she known professionally?

       Meg Ryan                                                      Source

Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961), known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and film producer. After early roles in films such as Top Gun (1986) and Promised Land (1987), she achieved international recognition for her lead performance in When Harry Met Sally... (1989), which earned her her first Golden Globe nomination.

She subsequently established herself as one of the most successful actresses of the 1990s, particularly in romantic comedy films, including Joe Versus The Volcano (1990), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), French Kiss (1995), You've Got Mail (1998) and Kate & Leopold (2001). Her other films include The Doors (1991), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Courage Under Fire (1996), City of Angels (1998) and Proof of Life (2000).

Ryan was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   Meg Ryan

Alan J wrote:
   Meg Ryan.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Meg Ryan

Adam answered:
   Connecticut, huh? Katherine Hepburn.
  No...Meg Ryan.

Deborah replied:
   That's Meg Ryan.
  In other news: MSNBC severs ties with Melissa Harris-Perry after host's critical email - The Washington Post
  Boo. Not cool.

Marian responded:
   Meg Ryan

Lois Of Oregon said:
   Having never been a fan of romantic comedies, I have remained blissfully ignorant of Meg Ryan's existence for many years now. However, a google image search revealed the SHOCKING TRUTH! Meg Ryan, aging ingenue extraordinaire, has been completely deformed by a tragically failed plastic surgery procedure, apparently some uber aggressive next generation botox of extraordinary magnitude has left her unable to wink or order pizza.

MAM   wrote:
   Meg Ryan.

Joe S     replied:
   Ann Margaret was the first to come to mind, but I didn't know. It just seemed reasonable, but I had to check with my old friend Barney Google. Barney always comes through for me, he seems to know everything. Thanks Barney, I never would have guessed Meg Ryan.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Sally has retired, but still pays attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  February 29 Birthdays - Celebrities Born February 29 | Famous Birthdays



Academy Awards 2016

Guess The Winners

DJ Useo wins with 5 outta 7!

   Best Picture: "The Big Short"

   Best Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

   Best Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, "Room"

   Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

   Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

   Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu, "The Revenant"

   Best Original Score: "Hateful Eight"

Dale (who 'won' last year) had 4 outta 7.

  Movie: Spotlight

  Actor: Leo

  Actress: Brie - Really good!

  Supporting Actor: Rocky

  Supporting Actress: Kate

  Director: McCarthy

  Original Score: "The Hateful Eight"

Marty had 4 outta 7.

  Best Picture - "The Big Short"

   Best Actor in a Leading Role - Matt Damon, "The Martian"

   Best Actress in a Leading Role - Brie Larson, "Room"

   Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

   Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

   Best Director - Alejandro G. Inarritu, "The Revenant"

   Best Original Score - "Hateful Eight"

Joe S had 3 outta 7.

   Best Picture - "Revenant"

   Best Actor in a Leading Role - Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

   Best Actress in a Leading Role - Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

   Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"

   Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

   Best Director - Alejandro G. Inarritu, "The Revenant"

   Best Original Score - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Lois Of Oscarland had 2 outta 7.

   Best Picture: Mad Max, because it was that rarest of rarities, a remake that was not only better than the original, but actually GOOD.

   Best Actor: Matt Damon, because he made intelligence cool again! And he had to science the shit out of it!

   Best Actress: Brie Larson, because she deserves it on account of her parents naming her after a cheese.

   Best Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo, because his name rhymes with "buffalo", and besides...HULK SMASH!

   Best Supporting Actress: Rachel McAdams, because...I saw her in the Robert Downey Jr. "Sherlock Holmes" movies, so there!

   Best Director: George Miller, because he had the balls to remake Mad Max, knowing that Mel Gibson was alive and running free somewhere.

  Best Score: Hateful Eight, because I haven't seen it but hope with all my heart that there is a "Love Theme From The Hateful Eight".

Thanks, Dale, Lois, JoeS and DJ Useo!



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Michelle in AZ

MSNBC to sever ties with Melissa Harris-Perry after host's critical email - The Washington Post

25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t

Trump Just Can't Quit Lying About His KKK Supporters - He DOES know Who David Duke Is

Top Vatican Cardinal says Church made enormous mistakes over sex abuse - AOL

'Blessed' car seats in Phoenix exchanged for old seats

Statistician with near-perfect election formula says prepare yourself for President Trump - SFGate
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Thanks, Michelle!



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The Who

Tho Who hits 50 at The Joe in Detroit (Nice photo gallery)


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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

The kid brought home a cold last week - seems to be my turn now.

BartCop Entertainment - Academy Awards - 2016

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Scorpion', then a FRESH 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Spike Jonze, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Jack Garratt.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Ellen Page, Paul Rust, and Jenny Slate.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Martin Freeman, and a performance by the Broadway cast of "Bright Star".
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Carson Daly, Kristen Schaal, Nada Surf, and Patrick Carney.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Drea De Matteo, GRiZ, and Allie X.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Bachelor', followed by a FRESH 'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Andy Samberg, Ginnifer Goodwin, and the Strumbellas.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend', followed by a FRESH 'Jane The Virgin'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Gotham', followed by a FRESH 'Lucifer'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has the movie 'Gladiator', followed by the movie 'Taken', then the movie 'The Omen'.

AMC offers the movie 'Twister', 'Better Call Saul', followed by a FRESH 'Better Call Saul'.

BBC  -   
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-The Time of Angels-Part 1.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 5-Flesh and Stone-Part 2.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 1-The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)
 [4:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Bear Eats
 [5:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-Sahara (Part 1)
 [6:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Desert Survivor (Part 2)
 [7:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Panama (Part 1)
 [8:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Jungle (Part 2)
 [9:00PM]    TOP GEAR: RACES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Episode 7
 [10:00PM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 18 - EPISODE 9-Episode 9
 [11:00PM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 18 - EPISODE 14-Episode 14
 [12:00AM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 16 - Episode 6
 [1:00AM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 16 - Episode 3
 [2:00AM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 16 - Episode 1
 [4:00AM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 14 - Episode 4
 [5:00AM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 17 - Episode 12    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH 'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live', then a FRESH 'Vanderpump Rules After Show'.

Comedy Central has 'Archer', another 'Archer', and 3 hours of old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Morris Chestnut.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Daveed Diggs.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Ron Funches, Jordan Klepper, and Mike Yard.

FX has the movie 'Bad Teacher', followed by the movie 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'.

History has 'Swamp People', another 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH 'Swamp People', then a FRESH 'Billion Dollar Wreck'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-Breaking Up
 [7:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Maya Rudolph
 [9:45AM]    PITCH BLACK
 [2:30PM]    WATCHMEN
 [6:00PM]    PORTLANDIA-Weirdo Beach
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Celebration Day
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Kids Are Alright
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Join Together
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Magic Bus
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Acid Queen
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I'm Free
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We're Not Gonna Take It
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Christmas
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I'm a Boy
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Young Man Blues
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Celebration Day
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Kids Are Alright
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Join Together
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Magic Bus
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Acid Queen
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I'm Free
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We're Not Gonna Take It
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Christmas
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I'm a Boy

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Dances With Wolves
 [10:00AM]    Rudy
 [12:30PM]    The Karate Kid
 [3:30PM]    National Lampoon's Vacation
 [5:00PM]    Jumanji
 [8:00PM]    Jurassic Park
 [11:00PM]    Jurassic Park
 [2:00AM]    Perfect Sense
 [4:00AM]    Right at Your Door    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Men In Black', followed by a FRESH 'Magicians', then a FRESH 'Lost Girl', followed by a FRESH 'Bitten'.

Check out a FRESH Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Angela Bassett, Jay Duplass, and Peter Frampton.

 [7:00 AM]      Always In My Heart (1942)
 [9:00 AM]      Captains Of The Clouds (1942)
 [11:00 AM]      The Yearling (1946)
 [1:30 PM]      Dragon Seed (1944)
 [4:00 PM]      The Corsican Brothers (1941)
 [6:00 PM]      Flight Commander (1930)
 [8:00 PM]      Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
 [10:15 PM]      The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
 [12:00 AM]      The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
 [2:15 AM]      Young Bess (1953)
 [4:15 AM]      Random Harvest (1942)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  03/01/16

 [6:30 AM]      The Informer (1935)
 [8:15 AM]      Lifeboat (1944)
 [10:00 AM]      Battleground (1949)
 [12:00 PM]      Mystery Street (1950)
 [1:45 PM]      Them! (1954)
 [3:30 PM]      Battle Cry (1955)
 [6:15 PM]      Torpedo Run (1958)
 [8:00 PM]      Sense and Sensibility (1995)
 [10:30 PM]      The Remains of the Day (1993)
 [1:00 AM]      A Room With a View (1986)
 [3:00 AM]      The V.I.P.S (1963)
 [5:00 AM]      Citizen Kane (1941)     (ALL TIMES EST)

TNT has a FRESH 'Major Crimes'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from 04/07/81) - Suzanne Pleshette and Dick Cavett.

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Composer Ennio Morricone (R) accepts the Oscar for Best Original Score for "The Hateful Eight" at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni


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Oscar Winners

Best Picture


Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu, "The Revenant"

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Best Actress

Brie Larson, "Room"

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"

Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Best Original Score

"The Hateful Eight"

Oscar Winners


British veteran rockers The Rolling Stones' singer Mick Jagger (L) sings during a concert on their "Latin America Ole Tour" at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 27, 2016.
Photo by Paulo Whitaker


How the Women-Led 'Bread Boycotts' Changed 20th Century Food Pricing | Atlas Obscura


Joins Protest Outside Los Angeles Cathedral

Mark Ruffalo

Hours before the 88th Oscars were set to start, the Spotlight team of actor Mark Ruffalo, director-cowriter Tom McCarthy and co-writer Josh Singer joined a protest outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. They stood with members of SNAP, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, outside the cathedral calling for the names of pedophile priests to be released.

Ruffalo confirmed on Twitter on that he participated in the protest, tweeting, "Standing with the survivors of Priest sexual abuse!"

Spotlight follows the Boston Globe investigative journalists who uncovered the Catholic church scandal of priests involved with child molestation. The film has earned Ruffalo an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor as well as five other nominations, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay. On Saturday, it took home five trophies at Film Independent's Spirit Awards, including best feature.

SNAP is also hosting a viewing party for the Oscars at the Next Door Lounge, at 1154 North Highland Avenue, in Hollywood.

Mark Ruffalo


Newhead News


MSNBC Parts Ways

Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC has parted ways with host Melissa Harris-Perry after she complained about pre-emptions of her weekend program and implied that there was a racial aspect to the cable-news network's treatment, insiders at MSNBC said.

Harris-Perry refused to appear on her program Saturday morning, telling her co-workers in an email that she felt "worthless" to the NBC-owned network. "I will not be used as a tool for their purposes," wrote Harris-Perry, who is African American. "I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by [NBC executives] or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back."

The rebuke, which became public when it was obtained by the New York Times, has triggered discussions involving the network, Harris-Perry and her representatives about the terms of her departure, said people at MSNBC, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks with Perry have not been finalized.

Harris-Perry, a professor at Wake Forest University, joined MSNBC four years ago at a time when the network was attempting to graft its opinionated evening programs onto its daytime schedule. While such evening hosts as Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow have proven relatively popular, the liberal-talk format was unsuccessful during the lighter-viewed daytime hours.

Melissa Harris-Perry


Chris Rock reveals that $65,243 USD was raised when Girls Scouts of the USA sold cookies to the Oscars audience at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni


Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them - ScienceAlert


Congresswoman Quits

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard resigned from her post on Sunday to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, following months of rising tensions within the group.

"I think it's most important for us, as we look at our choices as to who our next commander in chief will be, is to recognize the necessity to have a commander in chief who has foresight, who exercises good judgment," Gabbard, a U.S. representative for Hawaii, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Gabbard, one of five vice chairs, and her committee colleagues have butted heads over a thin debate schedule in the months leading to Democratic voting contests for the party's nomination, with Gabbard calling for the group to add more debates to the calendar.

Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued a statement accepting Gabbard's resignation, calling her a friend and praising the active-duty veteran for her service in the armed forces.

Democratic National Committee


Wake-up Call


Ethnicity Matters


Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) is trying to deflect attention from a class-action civil lawsuit involving the former Trump University by pointing to the ethnic background of the judge in the case.

Asked on "Fox News Sunday" what U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel's ethnicity has to do with the lawsuit against him, Trump replied: "I think it has to do perhaps with the fact that I'm very, very strong on the border, very, very strong at the border, and he has been extremely hostile to me," Trump said.

According to the California class-action complaint in front of Curiel, a one-year apprenticeship that Trump University students were promised ended after students paid for a three-day seminar. Attendees who were promised a personal photo with Trump received only the chance to take a photo with a cardboard cutout. And many instructors were bankrupt real estate investors.

Trump specifically railed against the judge in the case, and at one point noted the judge's Hispanic ethnicity.

Trump claimed the case should have been thrown out years ago, "but because it was me and because there's a hostility toward me by the judge - tremendous hostility - beyond belief." He then noted, as an aside: "I believe he happens to be Spanish, which is fine. He's Hispanic - which is fine."



A group of Native American pow-wow dancers perform before a campaign rally with U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February 28, 2016.
Photo by Brian Snyder


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Limiting Doctors' Speech


As a pediatrician, Dr. Judith Schaechter can ask parents of her patients all sorts of questions regarding their safety and well-being: what the child eats, whether there's a backyard pool and whether the child gets enough sleep.

Yet the question of whether there is a gun in the home is generally off limits. A Florida law bans routine gun questions even though eight children or teenagers are killed every day in the U.S. with guns, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Doctors such as Schaechter believe a discussion about guns is essential to child safety.

Schaechter is among thousands of physicians, medical organizations and other groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the law, formally called the Firearm Owners Privacy Act, in a lawsuit known popularly as "Docs vs. Glocks." The law, passed in 2011 amid strong support from the National Rifle Association, is the only one of its kind in the nation, although similar laws have been considered in 12 other states, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The legal battle, which has raged since the law's inception, is a clash between the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech and the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms, amid a national discussion about the role and availability of weapons across the U.S.



Oscar winners for Best Supporting Actor Mark Rylance, Best Actress Brie Larson, Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander (L-R) pose backstage at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016.
Photo by Mike Blake


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Stamp Of Approval To Trump

Jean-Marie Le Pen

French far-right patriarch Jean-Marie Le Pen, kicked out of his own party for xenophobic and anti-Semitic comments, has given controversial US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump the thumbs up.

"If I was American I would vote for Donald Trump... may God protect him," tweeted the fiery 87-year-old founder of the National Front, now led by his daughter Marine.

Le Pen was booted out of the party after a bitter feud with his daughter over his continued inflammatory, racist and xenophobic comments while she tries to polish the FN's image to lure voters.

Last year he rehashed familiar comments about Nazi gas chambers being a "detail" of history and said France should get along with Russia to save the "white world".

He has also in the past declared the races are not equal and said in 2014 that Ebola could clear up Europe's immigration problem "in three months".

Jean-Marie Le Pen


Local villagers with costumes representing the three abundances of happiness, prosperity and longevity parade during procession, at Tho Ha village festival, in Bac Giang province, about 60km from Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 February 2016. During the festival, there is palanquin procession accompanied by unicorn dance and a musical band playing clarinet. The festival is held every three years to honor the patron saint of Tho Ha village and Dao Tri Tien, the village's pottery ancestor.
Photo by Luong Thai Linh


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America's Passion


A rifle as new state symbol. A bill that lets young children use handguns under supervision. As mass shootings shatter lives, the fascination with firearms among many Americans shows little sign of fading.

Over the past week, two gunmen killed at least nine people in unrelated rampages in Michigan and Kansas.

Add to that the death in Indiana of a father who was accidentally shot by his six-year-old son who found a loaded revolver lying around and pulled the trigger.

Senators in Tennessee -- in a near unanimous vote -- designated a rifle that is said to be capable of destroying commercial aircraft as an official state symbol.

The .50-caliber Barrett, manufactured in the southern state, joins a range of other Tennessee state symbols. These include the mockingbird as "official state bird" and the raccoon as "official wild animal."



Participants run at the "Half-Naked Marathon" at Olympic Forest park in Beijing, China, February 28, 2016. This annual running event which requires participants to run half-naked, was organized to promote environmentally friendly lifestyles.
Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon


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Weekend Box Office


Marvel's antihero blockbuster "Deadpool" continued to dominate North American movie theaters over the weekend, earning an estimated $31.5 million in its third week and besting newcomer "Gods of Egypt," according to comScore estimates Sunday.

The total domestic haul for 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds as Marvel's foul-mouthed mercenary now stands at $285.6 million, making it the third highest-grossing R-rated film behind "American Sniper" and "The Passion of the Christ."

Lionsgate's "Gods of Egypt" featuring Gerard Butler as a rebellious Egyptian god debuted in second place with $14 million. The film, which reportedly cost $140 million and also stars Brenton Thwaites and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is Hollywood's first major flop of the year.

Other newcomers that failed to topple "Deadpool" this weekend included the feel-good Olympic tale "Eddie the Eagle" in fifth place with $6.3 million and the heist romp "Triple 9" in sixth place with $6.1 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1. "Deadpool," $31.5 million ($40.2 million international).
    2. "Gods of Egypt," $14 million ($24 million international).
    3. "Kung Fu Panda 3," $9 million ($4.5 million international).
    4. "Risen," $7 million.
    5. "Eddie the Eagle," $6.3 million.
    6. "Triple 9," $6.1 million ($450,000 international).
    7. "How To Be Single," $5.2 million ($6.1 million international).
    8. "The Witch," $5 million.
    9. "Race," $4.3 million.
   10. "The Revenant," $3.8 million ($14.1 million international).



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In Memory

Frank Kelly

Irish actor Frank Kelly, best known for playing a foul-mouthed priest with a fondness for the catchphrase "Feck! Drink! Girls!" in the series "Father Ted," died Sunday. He was 77 and had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Despite being a gracious, posh-accented veteran of the Dublin stage, Kelly's irreverent portrayal of Father Jack Hackett lived on long past the show's run from 1995-98. The public embraced the chance to watch the gentle parody of the Roman Catholic Church and his irreverent character.

Kelly got his big break with a role escorting Michael Caine's character out of prison in an uncredited role in "The Italian Job," in 1969. He later appeared in "Hall's Pictorial Weekly," a 1970s political satire, the drama series "Glenroe," and the soap opera, "Emmerdale."

But he is best remembered for this role as Father Jack, who lives on the fictional Craggy Island together with two other luckless priests and their housekeeper. Father Jack makes no attempt to hide his disdain at his fellow priests, and the lampooning of all things Catholic helped the show win multiple BAFTA awards.

Kelly died 18 years to the day after the character who played Father Ted Crilly, Dermot Morgan, died shortly after the end of filming of the third and final season.

Kelly had suffered from Parkinson's but was determined to keep working.

"I've been working as an actor for over 50 years, and a shaky hand certainly won't stop me," he told Irish broadcaster RTE.

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