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June 30 (UPI) — Greta Van Susteren is exiting MSNBC after the news anchor joined the network in January after departing Fox News. “I’m out at MSNBC,” Van Susteren wrote on Twitter Thursday to announce her exit. Her husband Jon Coale noted to CNN, “They let her go,” and added, “We’re working out contract issues now.” “We have enjoyed having her on our air and we’re thankful to her and the show team,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin said in a memo. Van Susteren hosted For the Record on MSNBC in the 6 p.m. slot which will soon be filled by the network’s chief legal correspondent and weekend host Ari Melber in July. I am out at MSNBC – — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) June 29, 2017 A 25-year cable news veteran, Van Susteren hosted On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News for 14 years and previously worked as a legal analyst and …

June 30 (UPI) — Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard confirmed he has begun work on a Star Wars standalone adventure. “Cool scene today but I’m afraid this is the most revealing image I dare share from my 1st day on the set of the Untitled Han Solo movie,” Howard tweeted Thursday, along with a photo of his feet beside a case of water bottles. The post came a week after Lucasfilm said co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had left the Star Wars spinoff, four months into production, due to creative differences. Despite the switch in directors, the movie is still scheduled for release May 25. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began 40 years ago,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement announcing Howard had come onboard. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that …

Posted on Thu Jun 29th, 2017 2:10pm PDT       By X17 Staff What were they thinking?! Kendall and Kylie Jenner got the bright idea to put their faces on vintage music t-shirts and sell them for $125 bucks a pop on their clothing line website, and people are pissed! The reality stars covered up musicians like Tupac and Biggie with their own mugs, and critics can’t understand how they thought this was OK. “One of a kind, perfectly worn vintage tee shirt. White Kylie graphic printed on individually hand picked rock tee. Sizing and styles will vary…All shirts are assorted and one of a kind. What you get may vary from your friends and what is pictured on site, as each tee shirt is a vintage original,” the ad copy reads. The sisters clearly heard the criticism loud and clear, because they removed some of the shirts that were available for sale. “Kendall Jenner selling a shirt …

June 29 (UPI) — South Korean music duo Clon celebrated their 20th anniversary this week by releasing the new album We Are. Members Koo Jun-yup and Kang Won-rae reflected on their lasting friendship while promoting the EP at a news conference Thursday in Seoul. “It feels like just yesterday when we jumped around our first debut stage for ‘Kung Ddari Sha Bah Rah.’ Koo and I have lived totally different lives since my motorcycle accident,” Kang, who was paralyzed in 2000, said, according to the Korea Herald. “With the new album in sight, I think Koo and I will remain forever as Clon, unless we have a clash terrible enough to rip us apart,” he added. Clon released four albums, including their debut Are You Ready, before disbanding after Kang’s motorcycle accident. The duo returned with the album Victory in 2005, and said Thursday that they plan to continue making music. “I’m happy thinking that …

June 29 (UPI) — The first official trailer for Netflix’s film adaptation of Death Note highlighted the faceoff between masterminds Light Turner and L. In the trailer, Paper Towns actor Nat Wolff portrays Turner, a high school student who stumbles upon a mystical “Death Note” that grants him the power to kill “all the people who make life miserable” by simply writing their names in a book. . “It’s not going to solve a few crimes,” Turner says as he embarks on a massive killing spree to exact justice on criminals. “It’s going to solve all crime.” His actions attract the attention of the police force and the genius detective L, played by Lakeith Stanfield, who promises Turner he will “make sure you burn.” The trailer also offers a first look at the “death god” Ryuk, voiced by Willem Dafoe, who is the book’s original owner and accompany’s Turner on his mission for justice. Explosions …

June 29 (UPI) — Sony Pictures Television Networks says it has ordered Carter, a detective procedural starring Sliders and Stand By Me icon Jerry O’Connell and Chicago P.D. alum Sydney Poitier, for its international channels. Principal photography will begin next month in North Bay, Ontario. The 10-episode show follows O’Connell’s title character, an actor known for playing a detective on a hit TV show and forced to return to his hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood, a press release explained. Carter then tries to parlay his acting experience into a career as a real-life detective, partnering with his long-time friend and a no-nonsense veteran of the local police force, played by Poitier. “Our channels are hungry for easy-to-watch, easy-to-program procedurals, and Carter more than fills that void. It delivers both star power and self-contained crime stories with a comedic edge. The scripts are smart and charming, and Jerry and Sydney are great together. …

Posted on Thu Jun 29th, 2017 11:20am PDT       By X17 Staff How can she do this with a straight face?! Melania Trump responded to her President husband Donald’s Twitter rant against Mika Brzezinski today via her spokesperson, and for someone whose sole focus is anti-bullying, she certainly seems pretty tone deaf. In case you missed it, the commander-in-chief went after the Morning Joe co-host, seemingly just because she dared to criticize him. “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..” he tweeted. “…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!” he continued eight minutes later. The Slovenian beauty’s take on it? “When her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder,” said spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham in response to a tweet …

June 29 (UPI) — Prince William and Prince Harry will honor late mom Princess Diana on her birthday in July. People reported the British royals will attend a service to rededicate Princess Diana’s grave July 1, which would have been the Princess of Wales’ 56th birthday. The private service will take place at Althorp House outside London. Prince William and Prince Harry will be joined by Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, and children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. “The service, which will fall on what would have been the Princess’s birthday, will be conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by her family,” Kensington Palace confirmed in a statement. Prince William and Prince Harry also have plans in place to honor Princess Diana with a statue at Kensington Palace. The brothers announced the project in a statement in January. “It has been twenty years since our mother’s death and the time is right to …

June 29 (UPI) — Halle Berry thinks little has changed in Hollywood since she became the first African-American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress in 2002. The 50-year-old actress said in an interview with Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival that she was “profoundly hurt” by the lack of diversity at the 2016 Academy Awards. “A few years ago when … there was a complete blackout for us, it was probably one of my lowest professional moments,” she said of how no people of color were nominated in any of the major acting categories. Berry had dedicated her 2002 Oscar for Monster’s Ball to “every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened,” but felt her award was ultimately meaningless during the 2016 ceremony. “I sat there and I thought, ‘Wow, that moment really meant nothing. That meant nothing! …

June 29 (UPI) — Episodes of the upcoming, sci-fi thriller Salvation will be available to stream on Amazon four days after they air on CBS. Scheduled to make its television debut July 12, the show is about “a tech superstar and an MIT grad student who bring a Pentagon official a staggering discovery — that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth,” a press release said. The series stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja and Ian Anthony Dale. “The CBS/Amazon relationship for original, summer programming has been very successful, and we’re excited to build on it with Salvation,” Scott Koondel, chief corporate licensing officer for CBS Corp., said in a statement Wednesday. “It continues to be a great business model for year-round programming on the network, as well as exclusive content for Amazon Video subscribers.” “Prime members have enjoyed streaming entertaining CBS summer series …

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