‘The Bachelorette’ Season Finale Ends With an Engagement

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — She gave him a rose, and he gave her a ring. The season 13 finale of “The Bachelorette” has ended with an engagement. Rachel Lindsay, a 32-year-old Dallas lawyer, will wed Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old Miami chiropractor. Lindsay, who was cast off as a contestant of season 21 of “The Bachelor,” … Continued

HBO Hackers Dump More Stolen Data, Make Ransom Demand

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Whoever is behind the recent cyberattack on the U.S. TV network, HBO, is making demands. On Monday, Aug. 7, the hackers sent a video letter to HBO CEO Richard Plepler, telling him that HBO must pay “our six-month salary in bitcoin.” The hackers claimed to make up to $15 million a … Continued

Justin Bieber Reveals Why he Canceled His Tour

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Canadian pop icon Justin Bieber has broken his silence after suddenly canceling the rest of his world tour. Bieber called off the remaining 14 show dates in Asia and North America in a July 24 statement, telling TMZ he just wanted some rest and relaxation. Bieber revealed more details in a … Continued

Lollapalooza Acts ‘Gutted’ Over Weather Cancellations, Performance Issues

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The first day of Lollapalooza left many fans and artists disappointed. The first bump in the road happened during Liam Gallagher’s set at 4:30 p.m. The former Oasis frontman was supposed to play for an hour, but abruptly walked off stage after about only 15 minutes. During the performance, Gallagher said, … Continued

‘Wonder Woman’ Lifts Time Warner Earnings

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — “Wonder Woman” comes to the rescue. The success of this superhero movie helped Time Warner beat Wall Street’s earnings expectations in its latest quarter. The media giant, which owns Warner Bros and HBO, said it earned $1.33 a share on revenue of $7.33 billion. Analysts had forecast a profit of $1.19 … Continued

HBO Assesses Fallout of Cyberattack

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The cable network HBO is tallying its losses after a cyberattack. HBO confirmed the attack Monday, July 31. According to Entertainment Weekly, the anonymous hacker or hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data. At this point, the damage appears to be mostly limited to a few leaked episodes of … Continued

Angelina Jolie Criticized for Casting Methods Used for Latest Film

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. actress Angelina Jolie is being criticized for the methods she used to cast children for her latest film. Jolie is currently directing the Netflix film “First They Killed My Father,” about Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Jolie spoke about the methods the casting crew … Continued

Kanye West is Suing Insurer Over Canceled Tour Dates

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. music artist Kanye West is suing his insurance company for nearly $10 million over canceled shows. On Aug. 1, West’s tour company, Very Good Touring, filed a lawsuit against Lloyd’s of London insurance company in federal court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit is based on events from November last year, … Continued

’13 Reasons Why’ Increased Suicide-Related Searches

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The teen drama “13 Reasons Why,” a show about teen suicide, was criticized before it even aired in March. Many were concerned the show would glorify suicide. Others thought the show would be a positive conversation starter for suicide awareness. This week, JAMA Internal Medicine published a research paper that looked … Continued