BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 17 June, 2015

Wednesday

17 June, 2015

(Updated Daily)

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M Is FOR MASHUP - June 17th, 2015

Talking About MASH OF THE TITANS 4

By DJ Useo





Far away in a far away land, there's a mashup video artist who is not near, but far away. If he moves nearer, that would be a new article, so I'll stick with him living far away. What were we talking about? Oh, yeah! The far away video artist. His name is Panos T & in addition to cutting, & looping mashup video content, he also is far away. Oh, I said that already. What I meant to say is that he assembles terrific mashup compilations. At www.themashupradio.com/albums/ you can find his 3 main series posted. There's 'MASHUP CULTURE' ( 3 volumes ), 'BOOTYLICIOUS' ( 2 volumes ), & the subject of todays' article, 'MASH OF THE TITANS' ( www.themashupradio.com/whatsnew/new-album-mash-of-the-titans-4-compiled-by-panos-t/ ).


















Well, I guess that covers that. Would you like to hear more about being far away? More about 'MASH OF THE TITANS'? Ok, it's your dime ( so to speak ) . Panos T is a quite beloved figure among the bootleggers abounding in the current mashup scene. Here's his video to Mashup-Germany's 'Top Of The Pops 2011' [What The Fuck] (Rihanna/ Britney/ Taio Cruz/ Adele +more) ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcMsGX855zo ) That gives a fine perception of why bootleggers are drawn to him. Luckily, for us, Panos T is into mashup compilations, & his new one is available now!




















'MASH OF THE TITANS 4' is a dream collection of the most far away, I mean, adored bootleggers. On the collection you'll find the latest creations from folk like DJs From Mars, Lobsterdust, Jarod Ripley, DJ Schmolli, & many more names entirely familiar to hundreds of thousands of online music listeners. This 4th volume adhere to the formula in great way. The tracks all contain the most well known modern source artists. In keeping with the display artwork, which refrains from mentioning who the mashers mixed with, I'll merely say, they're all made with the best top 40 finds.




















Even if they're not far away, the tracks on this new Panos T collection will leave you satisfied, & not far away. This is the perfect mashup collection for all who enjoy the mainstream mashup above all others. You'll find that when you play it for friends, or family, or those who are far away, it'll be a welcome reaction you'll experience. I wager most people couldn't even recognize these as mashups. They all sound like they began this way. A well done deception, eh? Check out the full playlist, & obtain the not at all far away links here
( www.themashupradio.com/whatsnew/new-album-mash-of-the-titans-4-compiled-by-panos-t/ )



















That's a lot of great bootleg music mentioned above. Many, many discs worth of awesome mixes. None of which require money to change 'hands'. Indulge yourself. I'll be back next week with the release of my 9th Annual 'SUMMER BOOTY The Summer Mashup Album'. Have the week of good!


















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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Jamelle Bouie: Destroying the Party to Save the Party (Slate)
Why a Hillary Clinton victory would be good news for Republican moderates.


Paul Krugman: Bubble! (NY Times Blog)
During those years, of course, Florida experienced the mother of all housing bubbles - and when the bubble burst (luckily for Jeb! just after he left office) it promptly wiped out 900,000 of those 1.3 million jobs:


Joe Nocera: How to Grade a Teacher (NY Times)
Here the point would be not to measure student achievement in absolute terms - Does Johnny read at a fourth-grade level? - but rather to measure whether Johnny had made a year's worth of improvement from the level he was reading at when he was in the third grade.


Natalie Haynes: Are you as well read as a 16-year-old Eton schoolboy? (Guardian)
The outgoing head of Eton has published a list of books he recommends for bright boys. It's a shame it's so Etonian.


Ryan Gilbey: How Jurassic World tore the box office limb from limb (Guardian)
The fourth movie in the series has taken a staggering half a billion dollars in its first weekend. What has made a brontosaurus-sized hit?


Jennifer Vineyard: Game of Thrones' Lena Headey on Cersei's Long, Humiliating Walk (Slate)
Spoilers. Lena Headey couldn't wait to be stripped bare and have the populace of King's Landing chuck fruit, vegetables, and bodily fluids at her during the ultimate slut-shaming. Every time we checked in with her, she expressed an eagerness to shoot Cersei's downfall, a.k.a. the walk of shame. "It won't be Cersei being seductive or sexy," she told us. "It's better for her regality and her feistiness to not bare her flesh until she has to. When it's out of her control."


Jonathan L. Fischer: The One Way Jon Snow's Fate in the Game of Thrones Finale Was Very Different From the Books (Slate)
Spoilers.


David Bruce: Wise Up! Children (Athens News)
Even when she was a child and needed to be babysat, Lady Gaga enjoyed shocking people. She used to strip completely naked, hide, and then jump out of hiding and surprise her babysitter. Lady Gaga's parents called her "Loopy." Of course, Lady Gaga grew up and started performing in small venues in New York City. Audiences there can be hard to please. When one audience began to ignore her, Lady Gaga stripped down to her bra and panties and then sang. The audience stopped ignoring her.



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Trivia Question of the Day


Puppeteer Shari Lewis and her husband, Jeremy Tarcher, co-wrote how many episodes of the TV series Star Trek (the original series)?

                                  



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Trivia Question from Yesterday


Since 1981, what is the leading peanut butter brand in the United States?


      Jif                                                      Source


Jif is an American brand of peanut butter made by The J.M. Smucker Company, which purchased the brand from Procter & Gamble in 2001. In 1955, Procter & Gamble bought Big Top peanut butter from William T. Young of Kentucky and, in the ensuing years, reformulated and rebranded it to compete with Skippy and Peter Pan. P. & G. named its product Jif, used oils other than peanut oil in its hydrogenation process, and sweetened the recipe, adding sugar and molasses. The original Creamy and Crunchy style Jif peanut butters both debuted in 1958. In 1974, Extra Crunchy Jif was introduced, followed by Simply Jif in 1991, a peanut butter variant with low sodium and less sugar than regular Jif. Reduced Fat Jif was introduced three years later in 1994. In 2014, Jif Whips was released as the first whipped peanut butter,

Since 1981, Jif has been the leading peanut butter brand in the United States.        Source







Alan J was first, and correct, with:
   Jif.



Adam answered:
   Um...Skippy... No, Jif. No! Skippy! (Just guessing here...)



Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Since 1981, Jif has been the leading peanut butter brand in the United States.



Marian said:
   Jif



DJ Useo responded:
   I'm sure the answer is Jif brand. I'll eat it, although I prefer natural peanut butters.
  I like a smear of peanut butter on celery. Crunchy on crunchy. Yum!




Dandy Dale of Heating Up Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
   Since 1981, Jif has been the leading peanut butter brand in the United States.
  One of my favourite Olympics songs.
  Got a new ergonomic keyboard and mouse. Better on sore fingers. No, I'm not going to pontificate on peanut butter, along with chocolate, one of nature's perfected foods.

  I do bewail the passing of Blaze Starr. Saw her perform at the T & D in Oaktown, circa 1970. Classy Lady!




MAM   , wrote:
   Jif ~ Brand of peanut butter made by The J.M. Smucker Company.




Randall took the day off.
  



mj took the day off.
  



Deborah took the day off.
  



Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Charlie took the day off.
  



Sally is retired, but paying attention.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  

  June 17 Birthdays - Celebrities Born June 17 | Famous Birthdays



  






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Middle Class Political Economist




Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


I Escaped Hasidic Judaism and Went From Living on the Streets to Being a Hollywood Actor | Luzer Twersky



Jurassic World Is Eerily Like SeaWorld, And Everyone Noticed



Giant Floating Solar Power Stations Are Japan's Newest Power Source



Donald Trump Is Actually Running For President. God Help Us All.



House GOP Proposal Axes Family Planning Program



The Colorado River is not a water buffet. So why the 'first come, first serve' policy? | Doug Kenney | Comment is Free | The Guardian



BBC - Future - Inside the world's largest shipyard



Archaeologists Decipher Name of 'Ancient Astronaut' Maya Tomb - NBC News



People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About : Goats and Soda : NPR



Wealthy Americans learn money does not change rainfall patterns; outrage ensues



Koa Bosco: Italy's 'Miracle' team of African migrants - CNN.com



Inside Out Director Pete Docter talks about his career - CNN.com




Thanks, Michelle!


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Team Coco

CONAN

Jeb Bush's '90s Sitcom Ad

Jeb's logo may seem too retro at first glance, but it all makes sense when you watch his new ad.


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Amazon.com: My Sexual Awakening at 70: And What Led Me Here eBook: Lynn Brown Rosenberg: Kindle Store







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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'


"The Problem With Young People Today"

(Crabby Old Fart)



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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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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


"MAGNA FARTA"

"WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT?"

"MENGELE" WINS!

WHITE MAN IN WONDERLAND.

WOOF!

THE LIBERALS MADE HIM DO IT!

MUST BE A REPUG!

THE ENABLER!


THE "GANGSTERS" ARE STILL RUNNING OUR COUNTRY!






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music



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Ark Of Darkness

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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Less marine layer, more heat.



Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'The Briefcase', followed by a RERUN 'Criminal Minds', then a RERUN 'CSI: One Too Many'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'CSI: The Original One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE are Jessica Szohr, Aasif Mandvi, and Nick Thune.



NBC fills the night with LIVE '2015 Stanley Cup Finals', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Mark Ruffalo, Alan Rickman, and James Taylor.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Mindy Kaling, Adam Scott, Tove Lo, and Chad Smith.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/29/15) are Jamie Chung, J. Mascis, and Chris Garcia.



ABC begins the night with a RERUN 'The Middle', followed by a RERUN 'The Goldbergs', then a RERUN 'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN 'black-ish', then a FRESH 'Celebrity Wife Swap'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Bill Hader and Shameik Moore.



The CW offers a RERUN 'The Arrow', followed by a RERUN 'Supernatural'.



Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef', followed by a FRESH 'Bullseye'.



MY has an old 'The Walking Dead', followed by another old 'The Walking Dead'.



A&E has 2 hours of old 'Duck Dynasty', followed by the FRESH 'Duck Commander: Making The Musical', and another 'Duck Dynasty'.



AMC offers the movie 'Apollo 13', followed by the movie 'Terminator Salvation', then the movie 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Circle Of Life'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 25 - Devine NEW
 [7:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 26 - Stedman NEW
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited UK - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Revisited: La Riviera
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 12 - Charlie's
 [10:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 4
 [11:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 5
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 26 - Descent (Part 1)
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 1 - Descent (Part 2)
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear: Top Fails-Volume 1
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear: Top Fails-Volume 2
 [4:00PM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 1
 [5:00PM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 2
 [6:00PM]    Top Gear: The Worst Car in the History of the World
 [7:00PM]    The Fifth Element
 [10:00PM]    Ripper Street - Season 3 - Ep 8 - The Peace of Edmund Reid NEW
 [11:15PM]    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell-Season 1 - Ep 1 - The Friends of English Magic
 [12:30AM]    The Fifth Element
 [3:30AM]    Top Gear: The Worst Car in the History of the World
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 2    (ALL TIMES EST)



Bravo has 3 hours of old 'Million Dollar Listing NY', followed by a FRESH 'Million Dollar Listing NY'.



Comedy Central has all old 'South Park' all night.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Bill Clinton.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Hannah Hart, Matt Mira, and Chris Cubas.



FX has the movie 'A Good Day To Die Hard',/b>, followed by the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', then the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', again.



History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', and another 'American Pickers'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
 [6:30AM]    EVENT HORIZON
 [8:45AM]    TITAN A.E.
 [10:45AM]    BATTLEFIELD EARTH
 [1:15PM]    EVENT HORIZON
 [3:30PM]    MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR
 [5:45PM]    SUPER
 [8:00PM]    THE MATRIX
 [11:00PM]    THE MATRIX RELOADED
 [2:00AM]    THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS
 [5:00AM]    MARON-RACEGATE
 [5:30AM]    MARON-MAD MARC    (ALL TIMES EST)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
 [8:15AM]    The Natural
 [11:15AM]    Flashdance
 [1:15PM]    Midnight Run
 [4:00PM]    Born on the Fourth of July
 [7:00PM]    First Blood
 [9:00PM]    Rambo: First Blood Part II
 [11:00PM]    Deutschland 83-Quantum Jump
 [12:00AM]    Deutschland 83-Quantum Jump
 [1:00AM]    Born on the Fourth of July
 [4:00AM]    Confidence    (ALL TIMES EST)



SyFy has the movie 'Sinister', followed by the movie '1408'.



TBS:
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Steve Ballmer, Blake Anderson, and Allen Stone.



TCM:
 [6:15 AM]      Skylark (1941)
 [8:15 AM]      Trouble in Paradise (1932)
 [10:00 AM]      The More the Merrier (1943)
 [12:00 PM]      Magnificent Obsession (1954)
 [2:00 PM]      The Awful Truth (1937)
 [4:00 PM]      Annie Hall (1977)
 [6:00 PM]      Georgy Girl (1966)
 [8:00 PM]      Kiss Them For Me (1957)
 [10:00 PM]      Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
 [11:45 PM]      Untamed Youth (1957)
 [1:15 AM]      I Married a Woman (1958)
 [2:45 AM]      Bait (1954)
 [4:15 AM]      And God Created Woman (1956)     (ALL TIMES EST)



Thursday   -  06/18/15

TCM:
 [6:00 AM]      Solomon And Sheba (1959)
 [8:30 AM]      Forbidden Planet (1956)
 [10:15 AM]      Naughty Marietta (1935)
 [12:00 PM]      Rose Marie (1936)
 [2:00 PM]      Sweethearts (1938)
 [4:00 PM]      Bitter Sweet (1940)
 [5:45 PM]      The Miracle of Sound (1940)
 [6:00 PM]      New Moon (1940)
 [8:00 PM]      The Fly (1958)
 [9:45 PM]      Mothra (1962)
 [11:45 PM]      Them! (1954)
 [1:30 AM]      The Wasp Woman (1959)
 [2:45 AM]      The Swarm (1978)
 [4:45 AM]      The Cosmic Monsters (1958)     (ALL TIMES EST)




Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV


Al Jazeera






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Actor Samuel L. Jackson (facing camera) hugs British GQ editor Dylan Jones before the presentation of the Burberry Spring/Summer 2015 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London, Britain June 15, 2015. "London Collections: Men" is a four-day showcase of men's fashion scheduled a month before London Fashion Week.
Photo by Suzanne Plunkett

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Calls Out T-Rump

Neil Young

It didn't take long for Donald Trump to hit the first bump of what's sure to be a long road to reach the White House.

The New York real estate mogul arrived on stage at his campaign kickoff announcement Tuesday as the sounds of Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" blared through the atrium at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.

The only problem? Young says Trump, a Republican, didn't have permission to use the music. The two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says he's backing Sen. Bernie Sanders in the race for president.

While the endorsement might help Sanders, the Vermont independent who is running for the Democratic nomination, it won't do him much good at the ballot box. Young is a Canadian citizen.

Neil Young

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Actors Sir Ian McKellen, left, and Susan Sarandon attend TrevorLIVE New York to benefit The Trevor Project at the Marriott Marquis on Monday, June 15, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini

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Sharia Law

Efland, North Carolina

After a third-grader tearfully recounted how another boy had called him "gay" during gym class, teacher Omar Currie chose to raise the issue during story time by reading his students a fable about a prince who falls in love with another prince, ending with a happily-ever-after royal wedding.

That decision in April ignited a public outcry from some parents in the rural hamlet of Efland, North Carolina, resulting in Currie's resignation this week from a job he loved. The assistant principal who loaned Currie her copy of "King & King" has also resigned, and outraged parents are pressuring administrators at the Orange County Schools to ban the book.

"When I read the story, the reaction of parents didn't come into my mind," Currie, 25, said Tuesday. "In that moment, it just seemed natural to me to read the book and have a conversation about treating people with respect. My focus then was on the child, and helping the child."

Currie knows firsthand what it is like to be bullied. Growing up gay and black in a small town in the eastern part of the state, his memories of middle school are of being a frequent target for teasing and slurs.

Within hours after reading the book to his students, Currie said he got a call from the school's principal requesting a meeting in her office for the following morning. The parents of three children soon filed written complaints to a school review committee, which twice upheld the use of the book after heated public meetings. But the school's principal also issued a new directive that teachers must submit an advance list of all books they intend to read with students to their parents.

Efland, North Carolina

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Not On Your Own Time

Colorado

Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case was being watched closely by employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana.

Colorado became at least the fourth state in which courts have ruled against medical marijuana patients fired for pot use. Supreme courts in California, Montana and Washington state have made similar rulings, and federal courts in Colorado and Michigan also have rejected such claims.

The Colorado worker, Brandon Coats, is a quadriplegic who was fired by Dish Network after failing a 2010 drug test. The company agreed that Coats wasn't high on the job but said it has a zero-tolerance drug policy.

Colorado

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Julie Bowen arrives at a cocktail reception honoring the 2015 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future recipient Kate Mara at Chateau Marmont on Monday, June 15, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell

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Monster Energy Verdict

Beastie Boys

The maker of the Monster Energy drink must pay $668,000 of the Beastie Boys' legal fees after the rappers chose to win at all costs in their copyright violation trial, a decision that resulted in a $1.7 million jury verdict in their favour, a judge says.

U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer wrote in a ruling Monday that his review of the band's legal bills suggests that the "Beastie Boys opted to pay for, and received, the 'Cadillac Escalade,' not the 'Honda Civic'" of legal representation.

He said his attorney fee award fell well short of the $2.4 million in legal fees that was sought from the Corona, California-based Monster Energy Co., but it was still sizeable enough that the band will come out ahead by more than $532,000 above its reasonable costs.

Last June, the Beastie Boys - known in part for the anthem "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" off their 1986 debut album - won their verdict from a federal jury weighing the value of five songs used by Monster without authorization in a video.

Beastie Boys

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Wake-up Call


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Shifted Southwest

Mount Everest

A devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April moved Mount Everest three centimetres (just over an inch) to the southwest, but did not change its height, according to Chinese research published on Tuesday.

The 7.8-magnitude quake reversed the gradual northeasterly course of the world's highest peak, which straddles Nepal and China, the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation found.

But its height -- usually given as 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) -- was unchanged by the disaster, according to the research, published in Chinese state media.

The report said Everest had moved 40 centimetres to the northeast over the past decade at a speed of four centimetres a year, and risen three centimetres over the same period.

Mount Everest

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Actor Rick Springfield poses for photographers to promote his upcoming film "Ricki and the Flash" at the Summer of Sony photo call in Cancun, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
Photo by Christian Palma

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Class-Based Justice

Conrad Hilton

Paris Hilton's youngest brother, Conrad, has been sentenced to community service and a $5,000 fine for disrupting a flight from London to Los Angeles last year.

The 21-year-old was ordered Tuesday to complete 750 hours of community service and undergo mental health and substance abuse treatment. He pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanour assault.

Authorities say Hilton was on a British Airways flight in July when he called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew members. Flight attendants handcuffed him.

In court, the hotel fortune heir apologized and promised it wouldn't happen again.

Conrad Hilton

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A Muslim woman uses a filter to perform "rukyah", the sighting of the new moon which signals the start of the holy month of Ramadan, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 16, 2015.
Photo by Olivia Harris

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Canadian Passport Revoked

Paul Watson

Paul Watson, a Canadian environmentalist and star of a reality television show, says Canada has effectively barred him from returning to the country since his passport was seized three years ago by German authorities.

Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society whose boats have been involved in high seas confrontations, said he believes the decision was driven by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's dislike of environmentalists. He said it was unlikely that a low-level bureaucrat would have unilaterally decided to confiscate his passport.

Watson, 64, who holds both U.S. and Canadian citizenship, had both passports seized by German authorities in 2012 after they detained him on warrants from Japan and Costa Rica.

German authorities later gave the passports to local U.S. and Canadian missions in Germany. But while the Americans returned his passport, he said the Canadian consulate in Frankfurt held onto his Canadian passport and officials declined to explain why they could not return it.

Watson, whose organization is featured on the reality television show "Whale Wars," said he has not been able to return to Canada because he is required to show his Canadian passport to return to the country. He said he has not attempted to return to Canada because he believes he would be turned away at the border.

Paul Watson

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A shop full of traditional Ramadan lanterns, called "fanous", is pictured ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo June 15, 2015.
Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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Extinct

Eastern Cougar

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday proposed removing the eastern cougar from the endangered species list, declaring that the cougars have likely been extinct for at least 70 years.

Recent sightings of cougars in the Northeast are believed to be migrating western mountain lions, Florida panthers or captive animals that were released into the wild, wildlife biologists said.

"We recognize that people have seen cougars in the wild in the eastern U.S.," said Martin Miller, northeast chief of endangered species. "Those cougars are not of the eastern cougar subspecies."

The big cats are known across the U.S. by a variety of names: Cougar, mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount. The eastern cougar subspecies was listed as endangered in 1973.

Most of the eastern cougars disappeared in the 1800s as European settlers killed them to protect themselves and their livestock and as forests were harvested and the cougar's primary prey, white-tailed deer, nearly disappeared, officials said. The last records of eastern cougars are believed to be in Maine in 1938 and in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1932.

Eastern Cougar

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Two men walks under a graffiti on a disused billboard by street artist Cacao Rocks in Athens, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Greece insisted Monday it is ready to return to bailout talks "at any moment" after a breakdown in negotiations with creditors pushed the country closer toward bankruptcy and jolted international markets.
Photo by Petros Giannakouris

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Prime-Time Nielsens

Ratings

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. NBA Finals: Cleveland vs. Golden State, Game 5, ABC, 20.86 million.
    2. NBA Finals: Golden State vs. Cleveland, Game 4, ABC, 19.84 million.
    3. NBA Finals: Golden State vs. Cleveland, Game 3, ABC, 18.77 million.
    4. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.44 million.
    5. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 8.11 million.
    6. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.7 million.
    7. "NCIS," CBS, 7.153 million.
    8. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.145 million.
    9. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 7 million.
   10. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 6.61 million.
   11. "Dateline NBC" (Thursday), NBC, 6.46 million.
   12. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.37 million.
   13. "NBA Countdown" (Thursday), ABC, 6 million.
   14. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 5.96 million.
   15. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 5.79 million.
   16. "48 Hours" (Tuesday), CBS, 5.57 million.
   17. "I Can Do That," NBC, 5.52 million.
   18. "The Odd Couple," CBS, 5.48 million.
   19. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 5.47 million.
   20. "NBA Countdown" (Tuesday), ABC, 5.45 million.

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In Memory

Kirk Kerkorian

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, an eighth-grade dropout who built Las Vegas' biggest hotels, tried to take over Chrysler and bought and sold MGM at a profit three times, has died. He was 98.

The reserved, unpretentious Kerkorian spent much of his life trying to stay out of the spotlight and rarely gave interviews. He called himself a "small-town boy who got lucky."

He shunned glitzy Hollywood parties and movie premieres in favor of making deals. Rather than arrive at an event by limousine, he often drove himself in a Mercury station wagon.

After making his first fortune ferrying gamblers to Las Vegas with Trans International Airlines, he built the 30-story, 1,568-room International Hotel, the world's largest hotel when it opened in the late 1960s. He brought Elvis Presley to perform there in 1969 as the rock legend relaunched his live performance career.

Although medium-size by today's Sin City standards, the hotel, now the Westgate Las Vegas, represented a major risk when most properties averaged 250 rooms.

When Kerkorian opened the first MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the 1970s, it was again the world's largest hotel, containing more than 2,000 rooms and a 1,200-seat showroom. Years later, he would build another MGM Grand, this one with more than 5,000 rooms - again, the world's largest.

Elsewhere, Kerkorian bought and sold the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio three times, each time realizing a profit on his investment. He also invested heavily in the auto industry and made unsuccessful attempts to take over Chrysler.

He was born Kerkor Kerkorian in Fresno, California, in 1917, one of four children of a poor Armenian fruit grower.

During his brief boxing career, he became Pacific amateur welterweight champion. But he lacked the size to turn pro, so he went into business. During World War II, he worked for the RAF Air Transport Command in Canada, flying Mosquito bombers on dangerous delivery runs from Canada to Scotland.

Kerkorian married three times. He and his second wife had two daughters, Tracy and Linda.

Kirk Kerkorian

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