WASHINGTON — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen's statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss. But contrary to Trump's words, Cohen did not exonerate him on the matter in his testimony to lawmakers. Trump also put the best face on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, claiming he had a "really productive time" in Hanoi, Vietnam, despite the collapse of talks and cancellation of a planned signing agreement. More substantively, he claimed the talks broke down because North Korea insisted on the lifting of all sanctions — an assertion contradicted by the State Department as well as by the North Koreans. On other recent rhetorical fronts, the president credited his daughter with creating jobs that don't exist and Democrats persisted in their distorted accusation that the Trump administration confined migrant children … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Cohen’s words on collusion
MANILA — Mccoy de Leon and Jane Oineza appear in their most daring roles yet via the iWant original movie, “Project Feb. 14,” which follows a couple’s plan to record and broadcast a twisted act. The trailer for the Dreamscape Digital production shows Brix (De Leon) and Annie (Oineza) plotting the latter’s death, meant to be seen by her parents to hurt them. Along the way, they meet a documentarist, Cody (JC Santos), who offers to chronicle the attempt. Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv They schedule the act on Valentine’s Day, hence the film’s title. Written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, “Project Feb. 14” is the latest feature length original offering of iWant, ABS-CBN’s online streaming service. It will be available to stream on February 13. … [Read more...] about WATCH: Mccoy, Jane in twisted ‘Project Feb. 14’ trailer
IF YOU could bottle Esler Burke's enthusiasm and excitement, the world would be a happier place. He makes no secret that he's in his early 70s nor that it's taken him five years to fulfil his dream, a dream that's about to take the stage at the Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey. Music is nothing new to this delightful man who began his career as an engineer in Pye Radio in Larne, all the time fronting bands playing in top venues. He and the band Springfield went to London but were turned down by management because he looked so like David Essex! The day he saw the film Oliver! with Ron Moody as Fagan in the Regal Cinema in Larne, he was hooked. He read Dickens's novel Oliver Twist and began to investigate Lionel Bart, best known for creating the music and the lyrics for the Oliver!, a man who wrote Living Doll for Cliff, From Russia with Love for Bond and, although he couldn't play any instruments, had someone to write the notes for him. Now Esler has written words and music of his … [Read more...] about Anne Hailes: Esler Burke’s musical Twisted and Padraic Fiacc’s New York memories
Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for “Glass.” “Glass” – the sequel to “Unbreakable” and “Split,” starring Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Samuel L. Jackson – is in theatres. If you go back and watch the first two films, both contain dialogue, comic images, and scenes that appear to hint at the latest movie. A twist in “Glass” was majorly hinted at in “Split” and Elijah’s mother teases the plot for “Glass” towards the end of “Unbreakable.” “Glass,” which follows three men who believe they have super abilities, is finally in theatres. It’s the end of the trilogy that first started with “Unbreakable” 19 years ago, and stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, James McAvoy as Kevin, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price. Many moviegoers may be shocked by how many tiny references and nods to “Glass” were in M. Night Shyamalan’s … [Read more...] about 12 details you probably missed in ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’ that hint at the plot of ‘Glass’
As Theresa May found herself dealing with a landslide defeat in a vote on her Brexit deal in the House of Commons, users on social media have been voicing their opinions on what the United Kingdom should now do about Brexit. May lost by a staggering 230 votes and straight after the vote, prominent opposition politician Jeremy Corbyn tabled a no-confidence motion. This sees parliament vote on whether or not they still have confidence in Her Majesty’s government. Theresa May's difficult situation Some people are defending May’s attempts and saying she is a difficult position: author Jamie Bowers tweeted that the prime minister is “rightfully sticking to her guns” and applauded that she invited people who don’t like her ways to “step in and do a better job.” “I do actually believe @theresa_may is absolutely committed to delivering #Brexit. I think, reluctantly, she'll end up going with #NoDeal. She needs to embrace it, not shy … [Read more...] about How are real people reacting to the latest Brexit plot twist?