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War for the Planet of the Apes releases trailer

Finally, Caesar and the Colonel go face to face in an apocalyptic battle for the future of their species – and control of the planet. Caesar and his apes are forced into a brutal war against an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. The latest film in the critically acclaimed series builds on the escalating conflict between humans and apes. War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 14, 2017. The trailer for the War for the Planet of the Apes has been released – and the apes have come out swinging. But as ape society is devastated by the conflict, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Man blows stolen fortune on Game of War

US media reports say that game was Game of War: Fire Age, which is technically free, but players can spend real money on upgrades. Supermodel Kate Upton and singer Mariah Carey featured in TV advertisements for the game in 2014. Co faces up to 20 years in prison and US$500,000 in fines. A Californian man who stole US$4.8 million from his employer blew $1 million of it on Game of War: Fire Age. Kevin Lee Co, an accounting manager, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering on Thursday (local time). According to the US Attorney’s Office, Co used money he stole to buy luxury cars, furniture, season passes to the NBA and NFL, and “spent approximately $1 million on player fees for an online video game”.

The Fate of the Furious trailer promises another high-octane ride

Now, the trailer for the sequel has been released. Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel. Titled The Fate of the Furious, it brings the team back together for another high-octane ride. 2015’s Furious 7 was a smash hit, becoming one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren. However a mysterious woman – portrayed by Charlize Theron – seduces him back into a world of crime he can’t seem to escape. Dom – played by Vin Diesel – has returned to a normal life and a honeymoon with Letty. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. The film is directed by F. Cue a worldwide tour involving large explosions, thrilling stunts, and fast car chases. The Fast and the Furious franchise is back, with another action-packed film preparing to hit cinemas. The movie comes out April 14, 2017.

Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik drop surprise new song for 50 Shades

It’s a sultry tune launched for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, the latest film in the 50 Shades of Grey franchise. The song, titled ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’, was released in the New Zealand iTunes store at midnight and by 8am on Saturday had already hit the top of the charts. Pop star Taylor Swift has stunned fans worldwide, abruptly dropping a new track with former One Direction member Zayn Malik.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s mum dies aged 43

Ms Deakin’s last Instagram post was a tribute to her son, with a photo of him and a caption reading: “My perfect boy”. “It wasn’t uncommon for Johannah to hear through the media of an individual in need of assistance, and she would immediately make it her objective to get that person what they often desperately needed, and rarely without success,” he said. “These are the things that made Johannah happy and content in life, and all of which for me made her simply the perfect wife and best friend to face each day with.” Tomlinson, 24, was the oldest of her seven children and father to her only grandchild, Freddie, who was born in January. Johannah Deakin, mother of former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, has died aged 43 after a battle with leukaemia. Ms Deakin’s husband Dan paid a touching tribute to his wife in a statement, saying she was incredibly selfless and worked tirelessly for charity. Other One Direction members have reached out to the family on Twitter, with both Zayn Malik and Liam Payne tweeting their condolences. Ms Deakin was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the cancer earlier in the year and died on Wednesday morning (local time) in Sheffield, northern England. Tomlinson is set to perform at the X Factor final on Saturday night and the performance will now be a tribute to his mother.

Kanye West reappears after hospital stay with new blond hair

Reuters Kanye West, sporting a new blond look, has surfaced for the first time since spending more than a week in a psychiatric hospital. Kardashian has retreated from public life and her once prolific social media presence since October, when she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, and has said nothing about West’s condition. Representatives for West did not return calls for comment on Friday. The prolonged hospital stay, initially attributed to exhaustion, also fuelled rumours that West’s two-year marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian was on the rocks. “K’s in da house,” said the caption. The E! No official explanation has been given on what caused West to spend 10 days in a Los Angeles psychiatric hospital after he abruptly cancelled the remainder of a US tour following a series of lengthy rants about politics and the music industry during his concerts. network, which airs the Keeping Up With the Kardashians TV show, tweeted this week: “Calm down everyone: Kim and Kanye are NOT divorcing.”
Filming of Keeping Up With the Kardashians is continuing despite West’s health crisis, an E! He was released on November 30 and according to celebrity media is receiving daily visits at home from his doctor. The ‘Jesus Walks’ rapper was photographed visiting a furniture exhibition at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday. Those rumours have been denied. An Instagram snap of the 39-year-old musician, posted by Italian artist Giovanni Bassan, showed him sitting alone on a wooden chair with a blond hairstyle, wearing a gray sweatshirt, dark pants and white trainers. network representative said.

Rare art raising money for gallery

The 42 Hundterwasser posters have been donated in a bid to raise the millions needed to build the gallery. The proposed Hundterwasser art gallery in Whangarei is a step closer to its goal, after a couple donated 30 rare posters out of storage to be sold.

Story takes a look back at the best and worst of 2016

Pokemon GO is an augmented reality, mobile app-based game, based on the original animated television series. Campylobacter got into Havelock North’s water supply. 2. He’s sticking to his claim, that means they’ll have a big job coming up. The UN says it’s almost certainly the hottest year ever recorded. Trump’s wall
Speaking of that down-to-earth, humble guy, Donald Trump – he has also made 2016 a banger year for bricklayers and suppliers of large scale construction materials. A curious game where players chase imaginary critters turned droves of us into apparent zombies. 1. Another upside, big telcos made heaps of money. Climate change
If you are sick of the cold weather, thank 2016 for heating things up. 5. 4. Pokemon Go
Anyone who hates social interaction was also in for a treat this year. This year seemed to be a never-ending story of losing musical geniuses. There is no doubt 2016 has been a memorable year and Story has picked its favourite moments. 2016 made sure the world was no longer burdened with artistic genius or thought provoking lyrics from at least three treasured musical icons. The deaths of Prince, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie
Haters of fine music also rejoiced. Players walk around in real-time “catching” Pokemon on their phones and “levelling up” their trainers. 3. Havelock North’s water contamination
The first winners of 2016 – suppliers of buckets and bleach. Another bonus for sun lovers – the incoming American president reckons climate change is a myth made up by the Chinese. Stephen Joyce and the dildo
There is one thing we can all be happy about and that’s Stephen Joyce taking it on the chin and giving us the best slow-motion reply in television history. The council did a collective shoulder shrug and now we’ve got that most ineffective of things, a government inquiry. Tests confirmed the disease had contaminated the town’s water supply bore, affecting 4100 people in the area. 6.

Why Peter Jackson visited the Star Wars: Rogue One set

“It doesn’t matter what country you’re from, Star Wars unites us as humans,” he says. “I told him, ‘Pete, come down and visit the set whenever you want’, and he’s like ‘yeah, yeah, I’m a bit busy’,” explains Edwards. “It just gets everything right. How do you get Sir Peter Jackson to turn up on your film set? Life lessons for kids, disguised as fun adventure.”
Whether or not Edwards’ own Star Wars film is really about something itself will be decided on by viewers when it is released in cinemas next week. Storytelling, when it’s done properly, is really about something. I think it’s one of the few movies that I grew up with that had meaning to it. The first standalone Star Wars film to be released since Disney bought the franchise, Rogue One slides in after Revenge of the Sith and just before the original Star Wars. Fans will remember the opening crawl saying rebels had stolen secret plans for the Death Star and Princess Leia putting those plans into R2-D2. He replied, ‘I’ll be there in ten minutes’. But how did those rebels get those plans? Rogue One will tell us. So then I texted him and said we’re just about to shoot Darth Vader. Edwards has long-been a huge Star Wars fan. And then his car pulled up”. Make a movie with Darth Vader. In Tokyo, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards explained he had several Kiwis working on the film, and as a huge fan of the Braindead filmmaker he asked him to visit the production. “I was thinking I couldn’t get him to visit the set.

Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer

However, when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Parker holds most important will be threatened. The trailer debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the US and features Parker getting an upgraded costume from Tony Stark’s assistant, Happy Hogan, played by Jon Favreau. 

The trailer ends with Iron Man and Spider-Man flying through the air together. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the third first Spider-Man film released recently, following Spider-Man in 2002 and The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012. Those films featured Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield respectively as the radioactive web-slinger, and each spawned their own sequels, with varying results among critics and at the box office. Holland was first seen as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War, and has signed on for at least three feature-length Spider-Man movies, as part of six Marvel appearances in total. Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the feature-length return of Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man: Homecoming will be in cinemas in July, 2017. Sony has released the first full trailer for their latest big screen version of Spider-Man, with Tom Holland in the lead role as Peter Parker. The film sees Parker trying to fall back into his normal daily routine, despite his newfound powers as Spider-Man.

President-elect Donald Trump to stay on as Apprentice exec producer

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to stay on as executive producer of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Mr Trump was launched into the public eye when the original Apprentice first aired in 2004. The reality TV show, returning to US screens on January 2 after a two-year hiatus, will have Arnold Schwarzenegger as the new host. He continued as face of the show up until July 2015. Billed as ‘The Ultimate Job Interview’, the show features 16 to 18 business people who compete over the course of a season, with usually one contestant eliminated per episode.

Conor McGregor to feature in Game of Thrones

It’ll be great. White confirmed McGregor will be appearing in the hit fantasy show during a Fox Sports Live interview, saying he didn’t know he had accepted until just recently. “I’m glad he did it. McGregor will be playing a pirate on Euron Greyjoy’s crew in a cameo role that won’t include any lines of dialogue, according to reports. It’s awesome, and I’m excited for him.”
If he gets into a fight on the show, it won’t be the first time McGregor has gone at it with a Game of Thrones actor. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are known to be big fans of the UFC. The Irish fighter is being talked about as a potential opponent for undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and recently hit small screens in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. He was filmed sparring with Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, the Icelandic strongman who plays The Mountain on the show. “I knew that a few months ago they were interested in putting him in the show,” White said. The show is huge. MMA superstar Conor McGregor will be appearing in the seventh season of Game of Thrones, says UFC president Dana White.

Madonna twerks with James Corden during Carpool Karaoke

Corden’s attempt to mimic the position are less impressive, but nonetheless inspire much cheering from the studio audience. In a conversation about the late Michael Jackson, Madonna confessed to Corden that she once initiated a passionate kiss with the ‘Thriller’ singer, but insists he was a “willing accomplice”. The pair also took on her classic hits ‘Vogue’, ‘Like a Virgin’ and ‘Express Yourself’ in the segment. The 58-year-old pop star leans into the back seat as her hit ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ plays and wiggles her backside as Corden laughs uncontrollably in the driver’s seat. The full segment can be viewed below. Madonna also proved how flexible she remains in the clip, striking an impressive pose during ‘Vogue’ that saw one foot on the roof with the other on the floor. Madonna has shown off her twerking skills within point blank range of TV host James Corden in his latest Carpool Karaoke segment.

Mick Jagger a dad again at 73

“Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”
Jagger’s former partner of 13 years, L’Wren Scott, died in 2014, before he began his relationship with Hamrick. The mothers of his other children are Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Luciana Gimenez Morad. He became a great-grandfather in 2014. It’s the eighth child the ‘Satisfaction’ singer has welcomed, with his other children ranging in age from 17 to 45. “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival,” the couple said in a statement, which described them both as “delighted” by the birth. Rolling Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger has become a father again at age of 73 with his 29-year-old girlfriend. Jagger’s girlfriend, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to their son in New York on Thursday (local time), his publicist Bernard Doherty has confirmed.

Baywatch trailer

Matt, on the other hand, meets colleague Summer (Alexandra Daddario), but is unable to look at her face while conversing with her because “it’s so close to [her] boobs”. Abs, boobs, The Rock, the beach and the Notorious B.I.G. – the first trailer for the big screen version of Baywatch is here. After saving a bikini-clad babe from some sea-bound inferno, Mitch is offered sex as thanks – he responds with “some other time” before throwing her into the ocean. Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron are the film’s lead stars and in the just-released two-minute clip, they talk about what their testicles’ voices sound like. Baywatch is released in New Zealand on May 11, 2017. Mitch and Matt butt heads over their clashing styles in the trailer and each have their own unusual interactions with women. Johnson stars as veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, who quickly comes into conflict with cocky newcomer Matt Brody (Efron), a gold medal-winning swimmer brought in to boost the fading public profile of the Baywatch team. This is an R-rated comedy, unlike the more PG TV show it’s based on, and it flaunts it proudly. There’s also a joke in the trailer about the show’s famed slow-motion running shots, featuring Kelly Rohrbach.