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saks fifth avenue, amazon prime team on store windows to promote 'transparent' a


“no i haven’t. i’m scared.” despite her proclamation, alexandra billings seemed anything but frightened last week. the actress had come out to the saks fifth avenue flagship on fifth avenue, where the retailer was unveiling its latest window designs, one of which is dedicated to her show “transparent.” the retailer collaborated with amazon prime and a handful of its emmy-nominated shows to transform the store’s windows into television sets, each coinciding with the theme of a show.despite the nerves prior to seeing the windows, the actress (who, oddly enough, was wearing a dress that she admitted to having purchased at neiman marcus) took a moment to chat about the importance of costumes. “we have an amazing costume designer — who’s won several emmys, by the way — who dresses us for comfor






'transparent' stars ponder potential trump films


amy landecker, jay dupl  and alexandra billings of "transparent" discussed some hollywood truths and their thoughts on possible donald trump films on the red carpet at the sag awards. on some alternative facts about hollywood that turned out to be not true: jay dupl : i think we’re all told movie stars are obnoxious… amy landecker: and only 90% are. dupl : 99.9%. but, no, i swear to god, i feel [actors turn out to be] really nice and really charismatic.. when you meet them, you're like, "oh, that’s why you’re a movie star." on potential films about president trump: landecker: i would want an oliver stone full-on biopic. alexandra billings: i would like to play melania [trump].






priyanka chopra, zac efron and alexandra daddario take miami by storm


priyanka chopra, zac efron and alexandra daddario take miami by stormbaywatch promotions are on in full swing now. kickstarting in miami, priyanka chopra was joined by zac efron, alexandra daddario, kelly rohrbach, jon bass, ilfenesh hadera for the first leg of interviews. peecee looked ravishing in a red jumpsuit and going by these pictures, the team sure had a riot! baywatch releases on may 25, 2017.






defense and rebounding will be ucla's focus in ncaa second-round game against te


nicole kornet knocked down a three-pointer to open a 20-point ucla lead before boise state missed a couple of shots and called a timeout.it was late in the third quarter of an ncaa tournament opener saturday and the bruins were in a comfortable spot. their coach, however, wasn’t comfortable at all.during the timeout, cori close met monique billings near mid-court and delivered an earful. close caught billings jogging, not sprinting, on transition defense.a day after the fourth-seeded bruins (24-8) routed 13th-seeded boise state, 83-56, to advance to the second round of the 64-team tournament, close was adamant that she would hold her team accountable every play regardless of the circumstance.“if you love your players, then you’re willing to hold them to a standard they can rise to,” close






no. 15 ucla women beat arizona for third straight win


tucson, ariz. — jordin canada and nicole kornet scored 21 points apiece and no. 15 ucla defeated arizona 79-56 on friday night to sweep the season series.ucla (21-7, 12-5) has won three straight, and is locked into the fourth seed in the upcoming pac-12 conference tournament. the bruins close out the regular sunday on the road against arizona state.kornet and monique billings grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. billings finished with 12 points.labrittney jones led all scorers with 26 points for arizona (13-15, 4-13), which was held to just 37.3 percent shooting from the field, and 3 of 10 from 3-point range. dejza james added 11 points.the second quarter proved the most decisive. after leading 17-14 after one, kelli hayes opened the second with a steal and a layup to spark a 14-4 ucla run and






tacoma man admits charge in montana sex trafficking case


andrew anthony rivera was arrested at a billings motel in 2016 after a law enforcement investigation led to online communications with a person offering sex for money.billings, mont. — a washington state man has pleaded guilty to federal charges alleging he brought a woman to montana to work as a prostitute.the billings gazette reports 23-year-old andrew anthony rivera of tacoma pleaded guilty monday to transportation of a person with the intent to engage in criminal activity. prosecutors agreed to dismiss a second charge and recommend a prison sentence of two to eight years as part of a plea agreement.rivera was arrested at a billings motel in 2016 after a law enforcement investigation led to online communications with a person offering sex for money.prosecutors say a woman at the motel t






salesforce sees revenue gains despite early-year worries


salesforce.com inc. posted a 26% jump in deferred revenue for its fiscal first quarter, easing concerns after the company provided a lukewarm forecast for billings three months ago.since salesforce relies on subscriptions of its web-based, on-demand software used by business customers, deferred revenue is a strong indicator of the company’s prospects. deferred revenue, which consists primarily of billings received in advance for...






former montana legislator faces federal drug charges


billings, mont. — a former montana lawmaker, who in 2007 supported giving $4 million in state money to the montana meth project, has denied federal charges that say he possessed and sold just over a pound of methamphetamine last year.former house majority leader michael lange of billings pleaded not guilty tuesday to federal drug distribution and possession charges, the billings gazette (http://bit.ly/2lkux3i ) reported. he was booked into jail on friday. u.s. magistrate judge timothy cavan ordered lange to remain in custody.attorney ashley harada reserved the right to request a bail hearing for lange, 56.federal prosecutors say lange distributed over 500 grams of meth, at least 1.1 pounds, between april and october 2016. each count carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison






former montana legislator faces federal drug charges


billings, mont. (ap) — a former montana lawmaker, who in 2007 supported giving $4 million in state money to the montana meth project, has denied federal charges that say he possessed and sold just over a pound of methamphetamine last year.former house majority leader michael lange of billings pleaded not guilty tuesday to federal drug distribution and possession charges, the billings gazette (http://bit.ly/2lkux3i ) reported. he was booked into jail on friday. u.s. magistrate judge timothy cavan ordered lange to remain in custody.attorney ashley harada reserved the right to request a bail hearing for lange, 56.federal prosecutors say lange distributed over 500 grams of meth, at least 1.1 pounds, between april and october 2016. each count carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in p






'it smells of pine and dead trolls'


the newest god of war hopes to give kratos some much-needed depth by focusing on character dynamics and new mechanics. also new: kratos’ massive, manly beard. i sat down with game director cory barlog to ask some hard-hitting questions about kratos’ new look.heather alexandra, kotaku: let’s talk initial design : what made you decide to give kratos a beard? how many design iterations do you go through before saying “what this guy really needs is some scruff?”advertisementcory barlog, sie santa monica: it was an on-the-fly decision at first. we were were working with a concept artist, jose cabrera and he did the first images of kratos that became the guiding light for us and our vision of the character. i said “i think he’s really grown his beard out like a linebacker in the offseason.” and






'it smells of pine and dead trolls'


the newest god of war hopes to give kratos some much-needed depth by focusing on character dynamics and new mechanics. also new: kratos’ massive, manly beard. i sat down with game director cory barlog to ask some hard-hitting questions about kratos’ new look.heather alexandra, kotaku: let’s talk initial design : what made you decide to give kratos a beard? how many design iterations do you go through before saying “what this guy really needs is some scruff?”cory barlog, sie santa monica: it was an on-the-fly decision at first. we were were working with a concept artist, jose cabrera and he did the first images of kratos that became the guiding light for us and our vision of the character. i said “i think he’s really grown his beard out like a linebacker in the offseason.” and he ended up l






billings' 25 boards ties record in no. 18 ucla win over wsu


los angeles — monique billings tied a school single-game record with 25 rebounds and scored 12 points for her 16th double-double of the year as no. 18 ucla beat washington state 67-48 on sunday for its 30th straight win against the cougars at home.kennedy burke scored 17 points and nicole kornet had 12 with five boards for ucla (20-7, 11-5 pac12), which has won 27 straight home games. kari korver had 10 points, including two 3-pointers for her 17th straight game with a 3.the bruins opened with a 12-1 run and were never seriously threatened as the cougars made only three field goals in the first quarter. wsu closed to 23-17 on maria kostourkova's jumper but trailed 38-25 at halftime after burke scored 10 points in the half and billings grabbed 14 rebounds.ucla dominated the boards 56-44 and






trans actors speak out on equality in hollywood


in 2016, there were 125 films released by major film studios -- and only one featured a transgender character.on the heels of that stunning revelation -- detailed in glaad's studio responsibility index in march -- a handful of prominent transgender actors are calling on hollywood to diversify its ranks. in a new video released tuesday, featuring stars such as alexandra billings ("transparent"), d'lo ("sense8") and elliot fletcher, the point is made that "for many young or closeted trans people, film and television is the first or only time that they see themselves."the actors urge producers, filmmakers and studios to hire transgender actors for transgender roles -- first in small parts, so they can "graduate" to larger roles and become household names, like "orange is the new black" stando






mississippi 'dreamer' daniela vargas released from detention but deportation ord


fearful immigrants in u.s. make perilous winter crossing to seek protection in canadaalexandra zavisfearful immigrants in u.s. make perilous winter crossing to seek protection in canada by alexandra zavis | reporting from emerson, canada march 7, 2017 constable richard graham of the royal canadian mounted police detains a group of men, women and children who crossed into emerson, canada, from... fearful immigrants in u.s. make perilous winter crossing to seek protection in canada by alexandra zavis | reporting from emerson, canada march 7, 2017 constable richard graham of the royal canadian mounted police detains a group of men, women and children who crossed into emerson, canada, from... (alexandra zavis)






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curious about koji igarashi’s successor to the castlevania series? heather alexandra played 10 minutes of new demo at e3 that you can watch right here.






priyanka chopra, dwayne johnson and zac efron’s baywatch to return for a sequel?


priyanka chopra, dwayne johnson and zac efron’s baywatch to return for a sequel?if the baywatch producers have their way, then the priyanka chopra, dwayne johnson, zac efron, alexandra daddario and kelly rohrbach starrer will definitely have a sequel. producer beau flynn made the exciting revelation while interacting with international media. he said, “we have an amazing story already. we’re bringing back (damian) shannon and (mark) swift who wrote on the first one and i know dwayne would be in, i know zac and all the girls would be in.”while we can only hope that our desi girl priyanka will be roped in for part 2, kelly and alexandra have also said that they’re game for a sequel. beau also hinted that the next installment could be set in brazil. “we just have this really cool idea to put






chicago pride parade - chicago tribune


alexandra wimley / chicago tribunepriya parrish and her 4 year-old son, sai, look out the window of the near north montessori bus before the start of the chicago pride parade on june 25, 2017.priya parrish and her 4 year-old son, sai, look out the window of the near north montessori bus before the start of the chicago pride parade on june 25, 2017. (alexandra wimley / chicago tribune)see more galleries






from 'baywatch' to miss usa: one-piece swimsuits are summer's must-have trend


one-piece suits, like those worn by alexandra daddario and kelly rohrbach, are on the rise.        






chicago pride parade - chicago tribune


alexandra wimley / chicago tribunepriya parrish and her 4 year-old son, sai parrish, look out the window of the near north montessori before the start of the chicago pride parade on on june 25, 2017.priya parrish and her 4 year-old son, sai parrish, look out the window of the near north montessori before the start of the chicago pride parade on on june 25, 2017. (alexandra wimley / chicago tribune)see more galleries






el paso county judge to rule on request to trim 8-year prison sentence for comba


an el paso county judge is considering a request to reduce a former fort carson soldier’s eight-year prison sentence for drunkenly shooting a friend in the hand based on whether he is receiving adequate mental health care in prison.reports that former staff sgt. cory griffin’s mental health has further unraveled while in prison could rise to the level of an “extraordinary” circumstance meriting a sentence reduction, 4th judicial district judge lin billings-vela said at the conclusion of a hearing thursday.billings-vela said she will issue a written decision within 30 days.the announcement added fuel to a nearly three-year effort to find a treatment-based prison alternative for griffin, a two-time combat veteran who reports he was directly hit by roadside bombs three times in 2009 while pat






health care: california model | the seattle times


california’s proposed single-payer health plan is the way to heal our medical system, whose profit motive opposes a doctor honoring her promise to “first do no harm.”an example is talia goldenberg’s heartbreaking story. in one of the highest-revenue hospitals in the country, swedish cherry hill, where her surgeon generated $76 million in one year’s billings, talia died for lack of attention in the intensive care unit. the staff did nothing about her post-surgery breathing problem, which a routine procedure could have solved. as talia suffered fatal neglect, hospital billings undoubtedly continued to receive full attention.health-care providers have become like predatory lenders who primarily see patients as business opportunities and only secondarily as sick people in need of care. doctors






l.a. theater openings, may 21-28: 'les blancs,' 'battlefield' and more


this week: tales of colonial africa, mythic india and ancient china.from broadway to main street and back again! the masters of harmony perform. carpenter performing arts center, 6200 e. atherton st., long beach. sun., 3 p.m. $29, $39. (562) 985-7000.an evening of storytelling with theatre 40’s gloria stroock and pianist jim furmston. theatre 40, reuben cordova theatre, 241 s. moreno drive, beverly hills. sun., 7 p.m. $30. (310) 364-3606.nancy dussault: my life… upon the wicked stage the tv and broadway veteran performs. rubicon theatre company, 1006 e. main st., ventura. today, 2 p.m. $55. (805) 667-2900.cuff me: the fifty shades of grey musical parody sendup of the kinky book and movie series. el portal theatre, 5269 lankershim blvd., north hollywood. tue.-next sun., 8 p.m.; ends may 28.






uconn women turn back ucla, 86-71


napheesa collier had 27 points and 14 rebounds to help uconn beat ucla, 86-71, on saturday, putting the huskies in the bridgeport regional final.the victory was the 110th straight for the no. 1 huskies, who will face 10th-seeded oregon on monday night. the ducks pulled off another upset, shocking maryland to advance to their first elite eight.buoyed by the success of their pac-12 partner, the fourth-seed bruins jumped out a 9-2 lead over uconn (35-0) before the huskies scored 17 of the next 19 points. the seven-point deficit matched the huskies' largest this season.the huskies led by nine after one quarter and 17 at the half.the victory tied geno auriemma with pat summitt for most ncaa tournament victories. the two hall of fame coaches have 112 tournament victories.jordin canada had 20 poi






new reports reveals human trafficking problem in billings montana | the global d


more than 200 people are expected to attend the public conference and more than 100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers are registered for the law enforcement portion, said stephanie baucus, a co-chair with the yellowstone county area human trafficking task force, which is hosting the event.conference presenters will discuss the trafficking problem, highlight efforts to combat traffickers and identify resources available to help and protect children and adults from traffickers.the 2015 legislature also passed a law establishing definitions and penalties for human trafficking, protections for victims and new programs for doj to raise awareness, fox said.human trafficking now is part of basic law enforcement officer training at the montana law enforcement academy, fox said.“i’m






workday sees revenue recognition standard change as marketing opportunity for wo


workday is betting that a new revenue recognition standard to be adopted over the next year or so will be a catalyst to highlight financial systems based in the cloud.more cloud tv videoswhen workday reported its fourth quarter results last month, executives such as robynne sisco spent a lot of time talking about asc 606. in a nutshell, asc 606 is a new revenue recognition standard that melds international accounting with the us. you can wonk out all you want on the accounting standard change here and here, but the primary cxo takeaway is that workday adopted asc 606 early, was dinged a bit on guidance for the new fiscal year and may have landed a entry to sell workday financials more. workday beats q4 expectations | workday touts amazon as latest customer win | workday lands massive walma






workday sees revenue recognition standard change as marketing opportunity for wo


workday is betting that a new revenue recognition standard to be adopted over the next year or so will be a catalyst to highlight financial systems based in the cloud.more cloud tv videoswhen workday reported its fourth quarter results last month, executives such as robynne sisco spend a lot of time talking about asc 606. in a nutshell, asc 606 is a new revenue recognition standard that melds international accounting with the u.s. you can wonk out all you want on the accounting standard change here and here, but the primary cxo takeaway is that workday adopted asc 606 early, was dinged a bit on guidance for the new fiscal year and may have landed a entry to sell workday financials more. workday beats q4 expectations | workday touts amazon as latest customer win | workday lands massive walm






dad locked toddler in cage, left day-old baby home alone, police say


barbara demick, alexandra zavisa driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in new york’s bustling times square on thursday, killing one person and injuring at least 22 others, four of them critically.the incident sparked pandemonium in one of the city’s busiest tourist and leisure centers, as bloodied victims were hauled away...a driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in new york’s bustling times square on thursday, killing one person and injuring at least 22 others, four of them critically.the incident sparked pandemonium in one of the city’s busiest tourist and leisure centers, as bloodied victims were hauled away... (barbara demick, alexandra zavis)






splunk satisfies q1 targets, raises outlook for fiscal year


splunk reported solid first quarter earnings after the bell thursday and raised its revenue outlook for the fiscal year. cyberwar and the future of cybersecuritythe machine data software provider reported a first quarter net loss just over $99,931, or 73 cents per share.splunk's non-gaap losses narrowed to a penny per share on a revenue of $242.4 million, up 30 percent year-over-year.wall street was expecting a loss of 4 cents per share on a revenue of $233.86 million.splunk president and ceo doug merritt said the company landed more than 500 new enterprise customers during q1. billings were $242.8 million, up 30 percent year-over-year.we are pleased that customers continue to adopt the splunk platform on-premises, in the cloud and in a hybrid environment. this continued adoption, flexible






harris theater appoints a new ceo


the harris theater for and dance on thursday announced paul organisak has been appointed its new president and ceo.organisak comes to the harris in chicago from pittsburgh, where he served jointly as vice president of programming for the pittsburgh cultural trust, and executive director of the pittsburgh dance council; his programming experience there included dance, , broadway-style shows and cabaret, according to the announcement.the appointment is effective immediately. organisak replaces michael tiknis, who was the harris president and managing director since 2005. tiknis announced in feb. 2016 he would leave at the end of the year. harris chairwoman alexandra nichols said at that time the theater would conduct a nationwide search for a new leader. the formal name of the position is th






splunk satisfies q1 targets, raises outlook for fiscal year


(image: splunk) splunk reported solid first quarter earnings after the bell thursday and raised its revenue outlook for the fiscal year. cyberwar and the future of cybersecuritythe machine data software provider reported a first quarter net loss just over $99,931, or 73 cents per share.splunk's non-gaap losses narrowed to a penny per share on a revenue of $242.4 million, up 30 percent year over year.wall street was expecting a loss of 4 cents per share on a revenue of $233.86 million.splunk president and ceo doug merritt said the company landed more than 500 new enterprise customers during q1. billings were $242.8 million, up 30 percent year over year:"we are pleased that customers continue to adopt the splunk platform on-premises, in the cloud and in a hybrid environment. this continued a






ex-football coach barry bennell denies 20 sex offence charges


image caption barry bennell, pictured in 1991, worked at crewe alexandra former football coach barry bennell has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges of historic child sexual abuse against four boys in the 1980s.the 63-year-old appeared via videolink from prison at chester crown court.mr bennell had already denied eight of the offences but entered not guilty pleas again as 12 further charges were added.he was a youth scout and junior football coach associated with a number of clubs, most notably crewe alexandra.the charges include 14 counts of indecent assault, five counts of serious sexual assault and one count of attempted serious sexual assault.the alleged offences took place between 1980 and 1987 and involved four complainants who were boys under 16 at the time.the case was adjourned to 3






monique billings has 25 rebounds as ucla women beat washington state


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diocese filing for bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims


helena, mont. — a second montana roman catholic diocese will file for bankruptcy protection as part of settlements involving more than 400 people in sex abuse lawsuits, church officials said friday.the diocese of great falls-billings said it expected to make the chapter 11 reorganization filing later in the day, and the diocese and its insurance carriers would contribute to a fund to compensate victims and set aside additional money for those who have not yet come forward.the amount of the settlement involving 72 people was not released."on behalf of the entire diocese of great falls-billings, i express my profound sorrow and sincere apologies to anyone who was abused by a priest, a sister or a lay church worker," bishop michael warfel said in a statement. "no child should experience harm






'life is unfair': a q&a with nier: automata's director


nier: automata is both a wild action game and an introspective look at the things that make us human. we corresponded with director yoko taro via e-mail to talk about the game’s themes, what goes into writing memorable characters, and what he’d like video game players to stop doing.here, in full, is our q&a:spoilers aheadheather alexandra:  nier took inspiration from september 11th and the war on terror. were there any real world events that guided your writing for nier: automata?advertisementyoko taro: i wasn’t directly thinking about it but, looking back, i do feel like i may have been influenced by the changes that were happening in the world. for example, changes from “reason to emotion” and “objective to subjective,” which are represented by “president trump being elected” and “the uk






cornerstone ondemand delivers mixed q4


cornerstone ondemand delivered mixed fourth quarter earnings on monday.the talent management software provider posted a net loss of $18.6 million, or 33 cents per share.what's hot on zdnetnon-gaap earnings were a loss of two cents a share on revenue of $109 million, up 29 percent year over year.wall street was expecting a loss of four cents per share on a revenue of $108.5 million.for 2016, revenue was $423.1 million, up 26 percent year-over-year, with an earnings loss of 42 cents a share. in a canned statement, cornerstone ceo adam miller expressed confidence in "the tremendous market opportunity in learning and human capital management" and said he the company's ability to innovate will fuel its long-term growth. elsewhere in the earnings release, cornerstone said it ended q4 with more t






gianforte wins montana special election, apologizes to reporter


bozeman, mont. -- republican multimillionaire greg gianforte won montana's only u.s. house seat thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.gianforte cruised to victory after weathering a political firestorm, observes cbs billings affiliate ktvq-tv. he won 48 of montana's 56 counties, the station notes.gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, defeated democrat rob quist to continue the gop's two-decade stronghold on the congressional seat. democrats had hoped quist, a musician and first-time candidate, could capitalize on a wave of activism following president trump's election.instead, the win reaffirmed montana's voters support for mr. trump's young presidency in a conservative-leaning state that






prosecutors: man used brother-in-law’s gun in triple slaying


red lodge, mont. (ap) — a man with a criminal record used his ailing brother-in-law’s gun to kill his wife, her sister and his brother-in-law before fleeing the state, montana prosecutors said during opening statements in robert james lecou’s deliberate homicide trial.“the evidence will show that lloyd’s 9 mm handgun, even though we don’t have it to show you, was what shot and killed lloyd, sharon and karen,” assistant attorney general guzynski told a carbon county jury on monday.defense attorney edward werner said that lecou, 40, was not guilty and that investigators left many questions unanswered in the april 2016 deaths of karen hill-lecou, sharon hill-lamb and lloyd lamb in belfry, just north of the wyoming border.investigators didn’t find lamb’s gun, guyzinski said, but the gun’s case