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Amber Heard’s mistrial motion was denied by judge.

Johnny Depp, star of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” prevailed in the defamation case he brought against his ex-wife on June 1.

Amber Heard claimed that the wrong juror was seated in the case against her after Johnny Depp was awarded a judgment of $10.35 million against her. On Wednesday, a court in Virginia refused her request for a new trial based on the allegations that the wrong juror was seated.

The extraordinary six-week trial that took place in the Fairfax County Circuit Court was presided over by Judge Penney Azcarate, who noted in her decision that “there is no proof of fraud or malfeasance.”

In a request that was submitted on Friday, Heard’s legal team contended that a summons had been delivered to a man who was 77 years old, but that his son, who is 52 years old and shares the same name and address, had responded to the summons instead. The son served as Juror No. 15 and was positioned on the panel.

Elaine Bredehoft, the attorney for the “Aquaman” actress, stated that it was the obligation of the court to verify the authenticity of the material provided by the jurors.

However, in a brief order, Azcarate stated that it is the obligation of the parties involved in the case because the law makes it very plain that this is the situation.

According to what Azcarate wrote, the summons that was given to Juror No. 15 listed his legal name and address, but there was no indication of his birthdate.

She included the completed jury questionnaire for Juror No. 15 with the order.

She noted that “Juror Fifteen completed the Jury Questionnaire as himself filling in his proper birth date.” “Juror Fifteen completed the Jury Questionnaire as himself.” “The information that Juror Fifteen supplied to the Court is consistent with the information that was presented on the Jury Questionnaire.”

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The court also mentioned that both sides questioned the jury panel for a whole day and agreed or disagreed with each member of the jury panel. They were provided with a jury list five days before the beginning of the trial, but they did not bring up this concern.

According to what Azcarate has written, “a party cannot wait until getting an adverse result to object, for the first time, on an issue that has been known since the beginning of the trial.”

Amber Heard has asked the court to overturn the $10 million defamation verdict against Johnny Depp.

The judge further noted that the defendant did not present any evidence to support her claim that she had been harmed as a result of the purported mistake.

Additionally, Azcarate refuted six of Heard’s other arguments that she made in her application to overturn the conviction.

Ben Chew, an attorney for Depp, has filed a motion in which he refers to numerous of Heard’s grounds for a mistrial as being groundless.

According to Chew stated, “While Ms. Heard throws a significant quantity of mud at the wall in the hope that something would stick, the jury’s decision on damages was fully fair and supported by the evidence and testimony in the case.”

In a unanimous decision, a jury panel of seven people found in Depp’s favor on all of his allegations and gave him a total of $15 million in damages: $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.
Later on, Azcarate lowered the amount of the punishment to the utmost that was permitted under Virginia law, which was $350,000.

One of Heard’s claims in her countersuit was heard by the jury, and they decided that Depp’s attorney had defamed her by making a statement to the press in which he called her allegations a “hoax.” This claim was heard and decided in favor of Heard. She was given a judgment for damages of $2 million.

Earlier, Bredehoft stated that the actress from “London Fields” intends to file an appeal.

Flower Crown, Natalie Portman, Thor: Love and Thunder Red Carpet, In Full Bloom

For the Marvel movie’s London premiere, she wore a floral headpiece teamed with a strapless red Dior minidress.

The London premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder were attended by Natalie Portman in a show-stopping gown.

The 41-year-old Oscar winner wore a gorgeous red Dior short dress combined with a matching flower headpiece on the red carpet.

Red lipstick, a pink-and-purple smoky eye, and matching strappy heels completed the actress’s ensemble.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Natalie Portman attends the UK Gala Screening of "Thor: Love And Thunder" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 5, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

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How Many times has Kanye West spoke about running for President?

Is Kanye West serious about a presidential run? If that’s the case, here’s what he’ll need to do to catch up to Trump.

Suppose Kanye West is serious about running for president. In that case, he will have significant challenges mounting a meaningful campaign fewer than four months before the November 3 presidential election in the United States.

West, who announced his candidacy on Twitter on July 4th, will have to work quickly to get his name on the ballot with Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic likely nominee Joe Biden in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

 

 

West, a Trump supporter, would be able to do so in one of two ways. According to James McCann, a political scientist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, he could try to gain support from a minor political party.

If he can’t get a party to help him get on the ballot, another option is to run as an independent candidate.

However, in a few places, such as New Mexico and North Carolina, the deadline for registering in this manner has already passed.

Getting on the ballot as an independent would also necessitate employing staff or volunteers to quickly collect tens of thousands of signatures around the country before additional registration periods conclude in August and September, a task made more difficult by the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s difficult to imagine Kanye West having a field operation,” McCann said, adding that West might also ask followers to write his name on the ballot.

West, who is also famous for his marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, has yet to file any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots. West’s publicist could not be reached for comment by Reuters.

West, a superstar adept at seizing the spotlight, has previously stated his intention to run for president without really doing so. He signed a 10-year deal with Gap Inc last week to launch a clothing line under the “Yeezy” brand name.

He made news in October 2018 when he gave a meandering, profanity-laced address at the White House in which he referenced alternate universes and his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Three weeks later, he announced that he was leaving politics and that he believed he had been duped into spreading views he didn’t agree with.

According to Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, even with a serious campaign, West is unlikely to garner more than a few percentage points of the vote, stealing similar percentages of votes from Trump and Biden.

“He still has a long way to go to persuade us that he’s serious,” Sabato remarked.

Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer who launched his candidacy in August 2016, was the most recent contender to invest major effort into starting a presidential campaign just months before the election. McMullin was only on the ballot in 11 states, where he received 0.53 percent of the vote.

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“There is a way to run as an outsider, but it’s difficult and expensive, and I believe West, or anyone else, has missed their window of opportunity to make a substantial effect,” said Nathan Gonzales, editor of Inside Elections, a nonpartisan campaign analysis website.

 

Liz Weston: Beware High-Risk Homes That Drive up Insurance

When house hunting, the price of homeowners insurance probably isn’t top of mind. But homes with hidden risks can make getting coverage difficult, expensive, or both. Learning how to identify them could save you a bundle.

This could be a particularly important concern for first-time homebuyers and those moving from cities to suburban or rural areas who may not be aware of common hazards, says Jennifer Naughton, risk consulting officer for North America for Chubb, an insurance company.

Three out of 10 city dwellers told a Chubb survey in early August that they were considering moving out of the city because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, the number of first-time homebuyers in the first half of 2020 rose 4% compared to a year earlier as lower interest rates made mortgages more affordable, according to Genworth Mortgage Insurance.

WHERE’S THE NEAREST FIRE HYDRANT?

A homeowners insurance premium can depend in part on distance to the nearest fire hydrant and fire station, Naughton says. Homes that are on narrow roads or otherwise difficult for fire trucks to access also could be more expensive to insure.

“If they have to cross over a bridge, it’s not only a consideration of can a car go over that bridge, but also can a fire engine,” she says.

Some homes are at such high risk of wildfires and severe weather — hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms and hail — that private companies won’t insure them. Without insurance, you can’t get a mortgage, so you’d need to turn to state-run risk pools such as Beach and Windstorm Plans or Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plans, better known as FAIR. These policies typically cost more and cover less than regular homeowners insurance.

Also, many homeowners policies in storm-prone areas have hurricane deductibles that are higher than the normal deductible, says Loretta Worters, vice president of media relations for the Insurance Information Institute, a trade group. Instead of paying the first $500 or $1,000 of a claim out of pocket, you may have to pay 1% to 5% of the home’s value before coverage kicks in.

Talking to the neighbors and a local insurance agent can give you a better idea of what costs you might face.

Getting coverage for an older house with outdated wiring, heating systems or plumbing can be a challenge as well because of the risk of fire or water damage. Burst pipes and leaky water lines are among the biggest causes of water damage, which costs insurers and homeowners billions of dollars a year.

Homebuyers may be able to lower their insurance costs by updating those systems and by installing water sensors or a whole-house monitoring system, which shuts off the water supply if a leak is detected, Naughton says. Those systems can range from $600 to several thousand dollars, she says.

Flood risk is also a concern, Naughton says. Flooding isn’t covered by regular homeowners insurance policies, and typically only homes in the highest-risk zones are required by mortgage lenders to buy special flood policies. But the federal government’s flood maps may understate the risk to many properties, especially as hurricanes get stronger and bring intense rainfall along with larger storm surges.

“We’re seeing coastal flooding that’s going in quite a bit,” Naughton says. “People who previously didn’t consider flood insurance should because of the rain aspect as well as the surges.”

Again, talking to the neighbors and a local insurance agent can help you assess the potential costs. You can get quotes for flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program as well as a few private insurers.

EARTH-SHAKING RISKS

The U.S. Geological Survey says 16 states are at high risk for a damaging earthquake in the next half-century: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Earthquakes are another hazard excluded from homeowners’ policies, although some private insurers offer earthquake policies, and people in the Golden State can buy coverage from the California Earthquake Authority. Deductibles range from 5% to 25% of the policy limit.

Certain types of houses may be at particular risk of earthquake damage, including those built before 1980 that have a stem wall — a wood-framed first floor that rests on a concrete perimeter — or a cripple wall, which is a short wooden wall between the foundation and the wood-framed first floor. Both types can be made more secure by anchoring them to their foundations with bolts and braces. Post-and-pier houses, which rest on pilings rather than on a continuous foundation, would need to have a concrete foundation created to make them safer.

Living spaces above garages or other large openings, also known as “soft story” buildings, and homes on steep hillsides should be evaluated by structural engineers for their vulnerability to damage.

Obviously, there’s no such thing as a risk-free house, and you may decide that you’re willing to pay the price of higher insurance or mitigation costs. But that’s a choice you should make before you buy, rather than finding yourself stuck with a bill after it’s too late.

Sidharth Shukla Passed Away : ‘Bigg Boss’ winner Siddharth Shukla dies of heart attack

Popular TV actor and ‘Bigg Boss 13’ winner Siddharth Shukla has died. It is being told that he died of a heart attack.

Sidharth Shukla, a popular TV actor and winner of ‘ Bigg Boss 13′, has died. According to the report of ‘Aaj Tak’, Siddharth had a heart attack. It is being told that Siddharth Shukla had taken medicine before sleeping at night. But no information has been received about which medicine was taken. Siddhartha could not wake up in the morning after taking the medicine.

According to the report of ‘Aaj Tak’, the dead body of Siddharth Shukla is currently in the Cooper Hospital in Mumbai. It is being told that the postmortem will be done there. The hospital has confirmed that Siddharth Shukla died of a heart attack.sidharth shukla death

At the same time, according to the DCP, he has just received information that death has taken place and the body has been brought to Cooper Hospital. But it is difficult to say how the death happened. Medical and postmortem reports and statements of those living with Siddharth will also be taken, only after that, something can be said.

The entire industry is shocked by the news of Siddharth Shukla’s death. He was also recently seen in ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ with Shehnaaz Gill. Siddharth Shukla started his career in the year 2008 with the TV show ‘Babul Ka Aangan Chhote Na’. After this, he appeared in TV shows like ‘Jaane Pehchan Se Ajnabee’, ‘CID’, ‘Balika Vadhu’ and ‘Love You Zindagi’ and many reality shows.

The pairing of Siddharth Shukla and Shahnaz Gill was very much liked in ‘Bigg Boss 13’. Fans used to affectionately call them ‘Sidnaaz’ and were waiting to see when they would be seen together on screen. After this show, there was a tremendous increase in the popularity of Siddharth. He was also big-hearted to the fans and had helped them many times.

Siddharth Shukla also worked in the film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’. Sana Khan, who was a contestant in ‘Bigg Boss’, wept bitterly after hearing the news of Siddharth Shukla’s death. He could not believe that something like this happened to Siddharth. At the same time, Siddharth Shukla’s brother-in-law and sister Cooper have reached the hospital.

 

 

Kevin Hart’s reaction to learning Don Cheadle’s age sparks a barrage of memes

The new program for Peacock Kevin Hart, Hart to Heart, has had as guest star actor Don Cheadle on. An entertaining interview in which they reviewed War Machine’s career in Marvel, their dreams of becoming a jazz star or how they now live their private lives with fame. However, the moment that made all the headlines came with the reaction of the actor of Being Father to learn of Cheadle’s age

During the meeting between the two, Don began to discuss future generations and their responsibility. A few words between which he commented that he was 56 years old, causing an instant “damn it” from Hart. Cheadle’s back face and Hart’s reiterative apology are priceless.

Memes before Hart’s reaction

Although the program had been on the air for a few days, it was a tweet that made this moment go viral. This mobilized people in the networks, who were divided between those offended by the reaction of the comedian and actor with another of his practical jokes, and those who flaunted their imagination by sharing their own memes

 

Nicki Minaj’s father dies after being run over in New York

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after hitting the rapper’s father. Robert Maraj’s death was confirmed by Nicki Minaj’s representative.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, the victim was walking on Mineola Street in Long Island, (New York, United States), when he was hit at 6.15 pm by a hit-and-run car.

“(He was) run over by an undescribed vehicle heading north that left the scene of the accident,” says the police statement, which specifies that the witnesses present could not provide further details of what happened because it had already gotten dark.

Robert Maraj was transferred to a hospital; however, his condition was critical and he died shortly after admission.

As I tango, the local homicide squad is investigating the case and has enlisted the help of anyone who can provide information to help identify the culprit.

On the other hand, the complicated relationship that rapper Nicki Minaj had with her father was not unknown and, so far, she has not made any comment about it. However, his representative did confirm to the press that the victim was Robert Maraj.

 

 

This beach lounger folds so much that French women carry it like a baguette

It doesn’t weigh, it’s pretty and it makes you the girl with the most resources in the world.

Feeling a certain point of fascination for everything (or almost everything) that comes from France is normal. Fashion. The gastronomy. The architecture. Literature … And even starting from the basis that the ‘made in Spain’ is cool and rarely has anything to envy, the same thing always happens, we want what is from others. At least sometimes. This one, without a doubt.

The invention of the summer that, like us, you are going to want to sign is the lightest, most practical and most beautiful lounger on the beach . So much so, that French women carry it under their arms as if it were a baguette. They, who measure everything and who know perfection. They, who even to put on the sarong or the shirt dress seem to have made a master in savoire faire . If they wear it, so do we.

Made in the neighboring country, the Neo-Transat hammocks by Simone et Georges are a double investment in comfort. On the one hand, transporting them is not lazy as you will carry in your hand a light rolled canvas fabric with two 80 cm pine wood poles (it fits in most suitcases). No plastic armrests, no awkward handles that hook everywhere. Neither an object of great volume or extra weight to add to the towel, the umbrella, the refrigerator with the watermelon tupper …

Transported like a newspaper or a fresh loaf of bread, assembling it, to call it that, is as simple as placing the sticks up in the notches in the fabric . Next, and for the perfect experience, sit down and move the sticks away from your lower back. The third and final step is to apply the sunscreen and enjoy.

Washable at 30 degrees, and with dimensions of 140 x 70 cm, the lounger that French women love will be that you want to buy. We thought we had all the accessories to go to the beach and we were missing the most important.

Neo-Transat Hammock, by Simone et Georges

Important data: it is available in the 11 most summery and appetizing colors in the world and is worth 49 euros. It is the investment of the season.

Tristan Thompson settles in California and Khloé Kardashian is delighted?

Thompson is now with the Sacramento Kings, coinciding with his last break.

Great news for Tristan Thompson : the player leaves the Boston Celtics and signs for the Sacramento Kings, in California. What does this mean, besides a team change? Well, of residence, so the Canadian would return to California , where Khloé Kardashian and her daughter True also live . A reunification that comes, yes, at a difficult time because they had broken up months ago and it seems that … forever. How has the news that Tristan is going to be so much closer to her made Khloé feel? Well, it (re) confirms how well the Kardashians always get along with their ex-partners because, according to the not-so-cryptic Stories that she has published, she seems to be delighted .

We already know that Khloé Kardashian no longer likes to talk openly on social media about her personal life. We have been learning about his sentimental situation indirectly and interpreting posts on Instagram . And the latest Stories, coinciding with the transfer of Tristan to the Sacramento Kings, we can appreciate a certain happiness for the quotes he shares:

Khloé Kardashian Stories

“They asked him ‘What is happiness?’. Happiness is not getting all the pleasure or all that you want . Happiness is enjoying life with a peaceful mind and not asking for more. This is the inner peace that comes. when you accept the change, “shares Khloé. This is a Yung Pueblo quote but it seems to fit perfectly with their current situation. Do you mean that happiness is having Tristan Thompson around but not as she would like?

And the thing continues:

Khloé Kardashian Stories

” Every situation in life is temporary . So when life is good, make sure you enjoy it and receive it fully. And when life is not so good remember that it will not last forever and there will be better days.” This quote could refer to the fact that she is now happy with Tristan in California, something that may not last long since her sports career may take her away from her again, to the other side of the world.

With Tristan in one state or another, with or without him, together or apart … we just want Khloé Kardashian to be happy!

Michelle and Barack Obama, in love like the first day: “You still make me turn my head”

Now he is one of the most powerful people in the world, but many years ago Barack Obama was a nobody, a young Harvard graduate, starting his practice of law and his work as a social activist. Michelle Robinson had also studied Law at Harvard – and before that, at Princeton – and had already been at Sidley & Austin for some time, one of the best law firms in Chicago and where Barack stopped to do his summer internships.

He insistently courted her and she rejected him as far as she could: dating the fellow compromised her professional aspirations. A young black woman had it complicated enough in a white male world to start dating the first handsome young black man to walk through the door. But the rendezvous eventually came: there was a museum visit, Spike Lee’s movie, a shared ice cream, and a kiss. The African-American zone was where Michelle grew up and where Barack, with his social work, but the first seed in his climb to the White House.

They were married on October 3, 1992, and almost thirty years later Michelle and Barack love each other like the first day. This was reflected this week by the former first lady during the celebration of the 60 years of the former president of the United States. «Of all your achievements, I know that being a present, loving father with our daughters tops all of them. Thank you for never letting the weight of the world get in the way of being a fabulous husband and wife. Happy 60th anniversary, “wrote Michelle on her Instagram profile.

You still make me turn my head after all these years. I love you, Barack! ”He added along with a series of familiar images.