North Korea stand-off like Cuban missile crisis in slow motion, says John McCain

North Korea stand-off like Cuban missile crisis in slow motion, says John McCainThe stand-off between the US and North Korea could be “like a Cuban missile crisis in slow motion” according to Senator John McCain, with Donald Trump once again dancing around the subject of military action. Mr McCain and Mr Trump were two of a number of politicians and Trump Administration officials to make appearances on US television on Sunday – a day after a North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch, the third test-fire failure in April. Ballistic missile tests by the country are banned by the United Nations because they’re seen as part of the North’s push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can eventually hit the US mainland.


On the Charts: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn.’ Takes Number One Again

Kendrick Lamar‘s Damn. topped the Billboard 200 for the second consecutive week as the rapper added another 238,000 copies to its 2017 record-setting opening week sales.

Even though Damn.‘s sales total dipped 61 percent from its huge debut week, the 238,000 copies still mark the fourth-highest selling week of 2017, Billboard reports.

Lamar faced little competition in ruling the album charts as only two new releases debuted inside the Top 10: Incubus’ 8, the band’s first LP in six years, entered at Number Four and 52,000 total copies; by comparison, 2011’s If Not Now, When? opened at Number Two with 80,000 copies.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 debuted at Number 8 thanks to 34,000 mainly digital copies; that total should grow on next week’s chart as the physical version of the soundtrack arrived Friday; the sequel itself is out May 5th.

Drake’s More Life gained one spot to Number Two, adding 77,000 copies to its already hefty total. Ed Sheeran’s Divide followed at Number Three and 55,000 copies.

The remaining five spots on the Billboard 200 were occupied by Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic (Number Five), Chainsmokers’ Memories… Do Not Open (Six), the Moana soundtrack (Seven), Future’s self-titled (Nine) and the Weeknd’s Starboy (Number 10).

Despite high-profile new releases like Gorillaz’ Humanz and Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman, Damn. is expected to capture Number One for a third straight time next week.

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Zayn Malik Spotted At Gigi Hadid’s Place In A Wheelchair! What Happened???

Are Zayn Malik and his sexy legs OK??

The Pillowtalk singer is apparently using a wheelchair to get around, as he was spotted being pushed into GF Gigi Hadid‘s building on Saturday. He wasn’t wearing a cast but some kind of special sock on one foot.

Related: To Add Insult To Injury… PartyNextDoor Just Deleted All Traces Of Zayn From Social Media

What happened? Well, his rep wouldn’t get too specific but did tell Page Six:

“Zayn injured his foot but is fine.”

Unfortunately, the rep refuses to put Zayn’s foot in his mouth by revealing any more. But at least it doesn’t sound too serious.

Will this hurt our chances of seeing the couple at the Met Gala tomorrow? We hope not! Zayn made one of the boldest choices last year (above)!

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Kylie Jenner Supports Her New Man Travis Scott At College Concert — See The Cutesy PDA Pic!

Aww, they really look like a couple already!

Kylie Jenner may not be official with Travis Scott yet, but it’s impossible to deny at this point.

Not only is she hanging with the rapper in Houston, she apparently flew all the way to Boston just to be with him just days later!

Photo: Kylie Has A Message For The ‘Photoshop Police’!

Scott performed Saturday night at Bentley University as part of their Spring Day celebration, and — possibly as a one-day-early bday present — Kylie showed up to support him!

See the snap of the pair getting all puppy lovey (below)!

After the gig, the couple were spotted making out at Boston’s Bijou nightclub.

But one eyewitness told People it was more than just a physical thing:

“He was definitely looking for something intimate. They also talked a lot. Like, actually having a conversation. They were dancing at the club. They were definitely super into each other. He didn’t really perform, he just showed up and partied. They left in the same car too.”

See? TOTALLY a legit couple.

Happy Birthday, Travis! And good luck, you two!

[Image via Instagram.]

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover Talking Heads, Rolling Stones at Boston Benefit

While fans watched Pearl Jam‘s induction into the Rock Hall on HBO, Eddie Vedder performed a covers-filled set featuring tracks by Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones and the Who – as well as familiar renditions of Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd and Neil Young songs – at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at Boston’s Paradise Club.

Vedder’s set opened with three Pearl Jam songs – “Corduroy,” “Not for You” and “Elderly Woman” – before launching into a marathon of covers that included a pair of Who tracks (“The Kids Are Alright,” ” I Can’t Explain”), Talking Heads’ “Love -> Building on Fire,” the Stones’ “Waiting on a Friend” and Squeeze’s “Another Nail in My Heart,” to name a few.

Covers that sometimes pop up on Pearl Jam setlists – Springsteen’s “Bobby Jean,” Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” and Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” – also made the cut.

For the concert, Vedder played alongside a band that boasted members of Letters to Cleo, Buffalo Tom and Belly. Near the tail end of the concert, Vedder performed Pearl Jam’s “Wishlist” alongside baseball analyst Peter Gammons:

Cubs president and former Red Sox curse-breaker Theo Epstein, a friend of Vedder’s, spearheads the Hot Stove Cool Music gig, which benefits his Foundation to Be Named Later. The Hot Stove shows are held annually in Boston and Chicago; Vedder also played at the 2016 all-star benefit.

Vedder is a lifelong Cubs fan, penning an anthem for the team and even appearing in a commercial with the Cubs’ Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. Still, at one point during the Boston concert, the singer swapped his beloved Cubs cap for a Red Sox hat.

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The Fate Of The Furious Smacks Down All Box Office Challengers — And Officially Joins The Billion Dollar Club!

Let’s be real. The Fate Of The Furious had no real competition at the box office this weekend.

F8 was #1 for another weekend with a decent $19.4 million take, laughing off new comedy How To Be A Latin Lover, which at second place made only $12 mil. So far the souped up sequel has made $192.7 mil domestic, crossing the $1 billion worldwide this week.

Though this week’s The Circle spun down the drain at #4 with only #9.3 mil in its opening weekend, Emma Watson can still boast the only other billion dollar club member this year, Disney‘s Beauty and the Beast.

But where do they currently rank among the other 28 flicks that have ruled the worldwide box office? See the entire list (below)!

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