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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot May Already Be Dead In The Water As Writers Leave Disney’s Project


A reboot without Johnny Depp may not happen after all.

A few months ago, Disney confirmed that they were working on a reboot of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and even had writers attached already. The news brought forth mixed reactions as fans weren’t sure of what to think of a Pirates movie without Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, but it was set to happen. Now, it appears as if the new project may already be dead in the water and not happening at all.

When the news first broke, Disney confirmed that Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were writing the script for the sixth movie in the franchise. While details were very few, Inquisitr had reported that Disney was looking to replace Depp with a female lead, but all of…

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University of Iowa professor, African art expert, Christopher Roy dead at 72



Professor Christopher Roy, a stalwart of African art and art teaching that spanned a 41-year career at the University of Iowa, passed away Sunday in …
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Hall of Famer, pioneer and first African-American MLB manager, Frank Robinson dead at 83


Hall of Famer and trailblazing baseball legend Frank Robinson passed away Thursday at the age of 83.

It was reported last week that Robinson, Major League Baseball’s first-ever black manager, was in the late stages of a long battle with bone cancer.

Robinson died in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and friends.

“We are deeply saddened by this loss of our friend, colleague and legend, who worked in our game for more than 60 years,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “On behalf of Major League Baseball, I send my deepest condolences to Frank’s wife Barbara, daughter Nichelle, their entire family and the countless fans who admired this great figure of our National Pastime.”

“Frank Robinson’s resume in our game is without parallel, a trailblazer in…

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Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame baseball player and first African American MLB manager, dead at 83


Frank Robinson, a Hall of Fame outfielder who was the first player to win an MVP award in both the American League and National League and later became the first African American manager in Major League Baseball, died Thursday. He was 83.

Robinson passed away at his home in Southern California, MLB said. He had recently been in hospice care.

“Frank Robinson’s resume in our game is without parallel, a trailblazer in every sense, whose impact spanned generations,” Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “He was one of the greatest players in the history of our game, but that was just the beginning of a multifaceted baseball career.”

Robinson batted .294 with 586 home runs in 21 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels…

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Mogadishu car bomb leaves 9 dead in Shabaab attacks


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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militants on Monday shot dead the Maltese manager of a port, while detonating a car bomb in the capital which killed nine people and wounded several others.

In a deadly day for the restive nation, a gunman shot Maltese national Paul Anthony Formosa, manager of the port of Bossasso in semi-autonomous Puntland state for P&O Ports, a subsidiary of the Dubai-based DP World.

Shortly thereafter a powerful explosion from a car bomb rocked the busy Hamarweyne market in the capital Mogadishu, killing nine people in the latest attack from the Al-Qaeda affiliate plaguing the country.

“An armed man shot and killed Paul Anthony Formosa who was the construction project manager for DP World. He was killed inside the port and the security forces also shot the killer…

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African Music Legend Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi Dead At 66



Born on Sept. 22, 1952 in Zimbabwe's populous Highfield suburb, Oliver Mtukudzi, known as "Tuku" to his legion of fans, died Wednesday at a clinic in …
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