Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Becomes A Brutal Bozo In Final Trailer

Joaquin Phoenix’s supervillain-to-be has it rough in a new trailer for Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) gets beaten, publicly humiliated and reprimanded by a mom in a dark preview without comic book flourishes. No kidding. “This will not be the last Joker movie ever made,” Phillips told “Joker” opens Oct. 4. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

Spanish pop star dies after being struck by firework display on stage, caught on video by horrified onlookers

Joana Sainz, 30, was performing with the group, Super Hollywood Orchestra, at a festival in Las Berlanas, Spain Sunday evening when she was reportedly struck by a pyrotechnic device – a horrific scene that was caught on camera by fans. (Twitter) Prines 1SL, which put on the performance, issued a statement calling Sainz a “companion and friend.” Isidro Lopez, a promoter with the group, told the Mirror that the device which may have malfunctioned is designed to only burn for 15-20 seconds and have been used for about five years with no previous incidents. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The city of Las Berlanas also issued a statement to Facebook confirming Sainz’s death and expressing its condolences for her …

Greg Craig found not guilty on foreign lobbying-related charge

Washington (CNN)Greg Craig, a top lawyer in the Obama administration, was acquitted by a federal jury in Washington on Wednesday afternoon of allegedly making a false statement to the Justice Department. One of Craig’s jurors, who said his name was Michael Meyer, approached him. “I’m so grateful for your service. Thank you!” Meyer told Craig outside the courtroom, bowing to him with his hands clasped. The juror told journalists as he left the courthouse that he was infuriated that special counsel Robert Mueller had wasted so much time on the topic “when the republic itself is under assault.” (The Mueller team initially had handed the Craig case to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, before the US attorney in Washington took it …

Trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind, four others set for early 2021

This Saturday March 1, 2003, photo obtained by The Associated Press shows Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan. (AP Photo) (AP) Mohammad and his co-defendants are charged with crimes including terrorism, hijacking and 2,976 counts of murder for their alleged roles planning and providing logistical support to the Sept. 11 plot. They could get the death penalty if convicted at the military commission, which combines elements of civilian and military law. The quintet have been held at Guantanamo Bay since September 2006 after several years in clandestine CIA detention facilities following their capture. MEMORIAL TO 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS DEFACED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; SUSPECT BEING SOUGHT This February 2017 photo provided by …

Reuters Dismisses Kirsten Dunst As ‘Spider-Man’s Girlfriend’ In Now-Deleted Tweet

Kirsten Dunst culminated her 30th anniversary in show business by getting a But even though Dunst has a new Showtime series, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” has been in many popular and beloved movies including “Bring It On” and “Interview with the Vampire,” and won the Cannes Film Festival’s award for best actress for her work in the 2011 film “Melancholia,” Reuters chose to focus on her role as a superhero’s significant other.  Here’s a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet: The sexist tweet offended many Twitter users, especially since Dunst has had a long, successful acting career. she hasn’t received due credit for her work in the industry. SiriusXM’s “In Depth with Larry Flick.” Download Join HuffPost Plus …

This Thread Detailing How Cats Could Take Over Scotland Is Hilarious

Human beings are undoubtedly the dominant species on Earth, which, in hindsight, hasn’t really worked out very well for the rest of the planet. As our population continues to grow toward 10 billion and our destructive ways don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon, maybe it’s time for another species to rise up and knock us off of our perch. Who better than cats to do the world this favor? Twitter user Lawrence, who is a salesman from Stoke-On-Trent, England, simply likes to entertain himself with these scenarios when he is bored or in an otherwise negative frame of mind. He loves animals, and most of his random thought experiments just naturally happen to involve them. “I’m not sure why but …

Sweet Man Suffering From Dementia Proposes To His Girlfriend Whos Actually His Wife Of 12 Years

Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. The effects are great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning and can be heartbreaking for those around them, as they watch their loved one gradually lose the vital parts of their personality and memories of their relationship. Anne Duncan’s beloved husband Bill has been living with dementia for the last 9 years and has ceased to recognize her as his wife. Heartbreaking as this must be, Anne has stayed lovingly by Bill’s side and recently received the most wonderful surprise. Image credits: So while Bill can no longer grasp their past together he has fully embraced …

Zoos Face Ban On Importing African Elephants Captured From The Wild

The 18th meeting of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, is currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland. Representatives from over 180 countries have come together to attempt to tackle the extinction crisis by re-assessing regulations on wildlife trade. In a “historic win” for conservationists, the results of the convention’s first vote are in, with a majority voting to end the capture and sale of wild African elephants for use in zoos. The vote is preliminary and still needs to be approved by the full conference over the next few days, but with 46 countries in favor, 18 against, and 19 abstaining, the results look promising. “It’s a huge step forward,” Iris Ho, a senior policy specialist at Humane Society …

Canadian couple missing for weeks died in car crash close to their home

Police had widened search for James Evans, 23, and Easha Rayel, 36, until discovery of car hidden in ditch on highway For two long, devastating weeks, the families of a missing Canadian couple clung to every lead, desperately hoping that the smallest shred of evidence could help explain the sudden disappearance of their loved ones. James Evans, 23, and Easha Rayel, 36, were last seen travelling together near their home on Vancouver Island on Canadas west coast. But on Sunday, after weeks of waiting and a series of cold tips, families were told that Evans and Rayel had never left the island. Instead, the couple had died in a car accident along a busy highway, and their vehicle was obscured …

DEA crackdown across Florida nets 300 arrests, heroin, opioid pills and yacht

One of those arrested was Thomas Renckley, 31, who was led out of his Jacksonville home in handcuffs Thursday on suspicion of running a drug house. FENTANYL A ‘GAME CHANGER’ IN DRUG WAR, SAYS DEA SPECIAL AGENT “It’s a polydrug, which means there are several types of drugs in that house,” DEA Special Agent Mike Dubet told the station. “There [are] guns in there. There’s also stolen property.” Agents also found what they believed was an explosive device, the station reported. Small planes and the yacht were among the assets seized totaling $3.3 million. FEDS ARREST 32 IN KICKOFF OF SAN FRANCISCO DRUG, CRIME CRACKDOWN Also confiscated were 600 pounds of heroin, opioid pills and fentanyl, according to the station. In Ormond Beach, authorities …

Surgeons save hand severed by electric saw

Mr Adlard said: “There are many surgeons who, once they’d seen that level of injury, would think it was unsalvageable. [Mr Lelliott] had taken out a swathe of tissue. The saw he used had curved teeth on it. It doesn’t just cut a nice straight line.” Mr Lelliott’s hand was still attached, but only by skin and small bit of bone. He had lost a lot of blood at the scene and doesn’t remember much about his accident. Image copyright St George’s Hospital In the first operation the surgical team worked through the night to establish a good blood and nerve supply to as many of the fingers as possible. After fixing the broken bones, they took veins from Mr …

Deutsche Bank CEO Investing 15% of Monthly Pay in Bet on Shares

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg where his mouth is. The chief executive officer will invest 15% of his monthly net salary in the lender’s shares, starting with a 22,144 euro ($24,303) investment on Aug. 30, Deutsche Bank filings show. That goes beyond standard practice at German companies, where senior executives are frequently awarded stock as part of their bonuses. Sewing kicked off Deutsche Bank’s biggest overhaul in recent memory earlier this year after attempts by his predecessors failed to restore the globally-important lender to profitability. The bank has yet to convince investors that it can meet goals for raising revenue in businesses it wants to keep, while exiting stock trading and firing staff across the firm. The stock purchase program runs from …

This Dad Just Built His Bisexual Daughter A Bi-Chair And The Internet Loves It

One father built a ‘Bi-chair’ for his bisexual daughter because she found the stereotype that people like her can’t sit ‘normally’ to be hilarious. The chair was designed by artist Má Matiazi and built by Israel Walker, according to whom it is meant “for people who can’t sit straight.” The satirical project went viral, as the internet thought it was incredibly creative. Make sure to scroll down for Bored Panda’s wholesome in-depth interview with the artist Matiazi! Facebook (Israel Walker) | mmatiazi.com | Má Matiazi The stereotype that bisexuals can’t sit ‘normally’ is widely known in the bi community eIektranatchio harleivy writes the fact that bisexual people created the meme as part of the community’s “humorous trend for self-deprecating stereotypes.” …

Brazil’s Amazon Is Being Scorched By A Record Number Of Wildfires

The Amazon is on fire. This is according to data collected by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), which reports a record number of wildfires (more than 72,000) between January and August 2019. More than 9,500 of those fires have taken place within the last week.  Admittedly, annual wildfire rates in the Brazilian Amazon have only been tracked since 2013. However, we have not yet reached peak wildfire season and already numbers have surpassed the previous record (2016 had more than 68,000 fires) and are up 83 percent on the same period last year.  The Amazon’s wet weather and humid climes provide a buffer against wildfires throughout most of the year, preventing fires from spreading or even starting in the first place. …