Bohemian Rhapsody: Rami Malek talks Bryan Singer allegations – as nomination is REVOKED

The film stars Malek has music icon Freddie Mercury, and he is a huge frontrunner to win Best Actor at next month’s Oscars. The film itself is nominated for Best Picture after winning the top honour at the Golden Globes – but unrest is continuing to grow amid continuing reports of allegations of abuse made […]

Leading Catholic publication turns on Brett Kavanaugh, says his nomination to the Supreme Court should be withdrawn

A leading Catholic publication said Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court should be withdrawn. The move comes after a day of impassioned testimony from Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault. The editors of America Magazine, a leading Catholic publication, said if lawmakers move forward […]

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic nomination in Vermont’s Senate primary, but he turned it down, fueling speculation he may run for president in 2020

Scott Eisen/Getty Images Bernie Sanders won Vermont’s Democratic Senate primary but is expected to turn down the nomination, as he did in his previous campaigns.  Sanders is thought to be considering a presidential run in 2020 and already is on Vermont’s November ballot as an independent. Under Vermont law he cannot appear on the November ballot […]

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley wins GOP nomination, faces off with Sen. Claire McCaskill in a hotly contested Senate race

Charlie Riedel/AP Sen. Claire McCaskill secured the Democratic nomination for her re-election bid in Missouri, in one of the nation’s most hotly contested Senate races. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has won the Republican nomination. Retaining seats like McCaskill’s is critical for Democrats if they are to have any chance of gaining control of the […]

Thomas Hardiman, one of Trump’s Supreme Court finalists, lost out on the nomination twice in a row

AP Photo/Cliff Owen Thomas Hardiman, the Third Circuit US Court of Appeals judge who was among President Donald Trump’s top picks to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, lost to Brett Kavanaugh on Monday. Trump announced he would nominate Kavanaugh, nearly two weeks after Kennedy said he was preparing to leave the bench. Hardiman was […]

Mike Pence’s brother wins GOP nomination for Indiana congressional seat

Columbus businessman Greg Pence, the brother of Vice President Mike Pence, won the Indiana GOP congressional primary on Tuesday. Pence, 61, is a Marine veteran and an owner of two antique malls. He once ran a now-bankrupt chain of Tobacco Road convenience stores. Pence raised $ 1.2 million and spent nearly $ 1 million as […]

Retired intelligence operatives ask Trump to reverse Haspel CIA nomination

A group of former US intelligence officers has urged President Donald Trump to rescind his nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA director, citing concerns over her alleged role in human rights abuses and her destruction of evidence. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity includes former CIA, NSA, FBI and Army operatives. In a memorandum to the […]

Razzies 2018: Jennifer Lawrence speaks out on ‘WORST Actress’ nomination

The star’s work in Mother! last year did not go down well with the Razzie voters, who shortlisted her for the ‘accolade’ ahead of the ceremony this weekend. The Razzies are intended as a companion to the Oscars, marking the worst in Hollywood output. Lawrence is up against Katherine Heigl (Unforgettable), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades […]

Trump aide K.T. McFarland withdraws her nomination for ambassador to Singapore

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP K.T. McFarland asked for her nomination for the ambassadorship to Singapore to be withdrawn. McFarland was on Trump’s presidential transition team and was later appointed deputy national security adviser under Michael Flynn. “I have come to this decision reluctantly, because I believe in your mission,” McFarland wrote in a letter to President Donald […]

How an unconventional collaboration with his director led to the latest Oscar nomination for Denzel Washington

Sony Director Dan Gilroy had only Denzel Washington in mind to star in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” If the actor had declined to be in it, Gilroy wouldn’t have made the movie. Gilroy also had an unconventional method of letting Washington be involved in every aspect of making the movie. It has now led to an Oscar nomination for Washington. There’s […]