The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place for the first time in Portugal following the country's first victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine with the song "Amar pelos dois", performed by Salvador Sobral.
Blendo is a combat robot designed and built by Jamie Hyneman. Adam Savage wired the electronics and control systems. Blendo had the first effective implementation of the full-body kinetic energy spinner weapon that became common in Robot Wars.
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2012's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
A hydrofoil is a lifting surface, or foil, that operates in water. They are similar in appearance and purpose to aerofoils used by aeroplanes. Boats that use hydrofoil technology are also simply termed hydrofoils.
Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, and DJ. He performs under the musical stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ, although Glover's next album will be his last under his stage name.
Rachel Meghan Markle (born August 4, 1981) is an American former actress. She is to become a member of the British royal family upon her marriage to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Jomo Kwame Sundaram (born 11 December 1952), known as Jomo, is a prominent Malaysian economist.
Savitri (4 January 1936 – 26 December 1981) was an Indian film actress, playback singer, dancer, director and producer. She appeared mainly in Telugu and Tamil language films but also in Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi language films. Savitri's first significant role was in the 1952 Telugu film Pelli Chesi Choodu.
Sixty-five songs have won the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual competition organised by member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. The contest, which has been broadcast every year since its debut in 1956, is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films are an American series of superhero films, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. The films have been in production since 2007, and in that time Marvel Studios has produced 19 films, with 13 more in various stages of production. The series collectively has grossed over $16.
This is an overall list of statistics and records of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 cricket competition based in India.
The Eurovision Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la chanson), often simply called Eurovision, is the longest-running annual international TV song competition. It has been held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956. The competition was based upon the existing Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy since 1951.
Ganapathi Subramania Sharma (17 November 1920 – 22 March 2005), better known by his stage name Gemini Ganesan, was an Indian film actor who worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He was nicknamed "Kadhal Mannan" (King of Romance) for the romantic roles he played in films.
Films generate income from several revenue streams, including theatrical exhibition, home video, television broadcast rights and merchandising.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police television sitcom that premiered on Fox on September 17, 2013. Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the series revolves around Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, who comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher).
Exo (Korean: 엑소; stylized as EXO) is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by SM Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 and has nine members: Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun, Xiumin, Lay and Chen.
This is a list of stand-up comedians from the United States.
The following is a list of notable stand-up comedians by nationality.
This is a list of notable stand-up comedians from Australia.
This is a list of notable stand-up comedians from Canada.
Sonia Kapoor is an Indian television actress. She married Bollywood actor, singer, music director Himesh Reshammiya on 11 May 2018 in a private ceremony in Mumbai.
Brian Douglas Wells (November 15, 1956 – August 28, 2003) was an American man who died after becoming involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and a homemade explosive device. He was killed when the explosive collar that had been forcibly locked onto his neck as part of the plot detonated while he was in police custody.
Haji Mohamad bin Sabu (born 14 October 1954), commonly known as Mat Sabu, is a Malaysian politician from Parti Amanah Negara (AMANAH) and the incoming Minister of Defence. Mat Sabu is formerly the deputy president of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). He was elected to the post in 2011, running on a moderate platform against the conservative incumbent Nasharudin Mat Isa.
xXx (pronounced as Triple X) is an American action film franchise created by Rich Wilkes. It stars Vin Diesel and Ice Cube and consists of three films: xXx (2002), xXx: State of the Union (2005) and xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), and a short film: The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage. The series has grossed $656 million worldwide.
This is a chronology of notable deaths in 2018. Names are reported under the date of death. Names under each date are listed in alphabetical order by surname or pseudonym.
The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film based on teen author Beth Reekles' novel of the same name. The film was released on 11 May 2018, by Netflix.
Raazi (translation: Agree, Hindi pronunciation: [ɾaːziː]) is a 2018 Indian spy thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta under the banner of Dharma Productions. It features Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat which is inspired by real events.
Netta Barzilai (Hebrew: נטע ברזילי; born 22 January 1993), sometimes known as simply Netta, is an Israeli singer and a looping artist. She won season five of HaKokhav HaBa. On 12 May 2018, she won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with her song "Toy", marking Israel's fourth win in the Eurovision Song contest (after 1978, 1979 and 1998).
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Deadpool 2 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is intended to be the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series, and a sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool.
Leicester ( ( listen) LES-tər) is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and close to the eastern end of the National Forest. The 2016 mid year estimate of the population of the City of Leicester unitary authority was 348,300, an increase of approximately 18,500 ( 5.
Carol Susan Jane Danvers is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Mahathir bin Mohamad, SMN DK (Jawi:محضير بن محمد; IPA: [maˈhaðɪr bɪn moˈhamad]; born 10 July 1925) is a Malaysian politician currently serving as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia. He is the member-elect of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Langkawi constituency in Kedah. He previously served as the fourth Prime Minister from 1981 to 2003, making him the office's longest-serving holder.
Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984), familiarly known as Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.
Joseph Medicine Crow (October 27, 1913 – April 3, 2016) was a war chief, author, and historian of the Crow Nation of Native Americans. His writings on Native American history and reservation culture are considered seminal works, but he is best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.
Josh James Brolin (; born February 12, 1968) is an American actor. His first role was in the 1985 film The Goonies. Since then he has appeared in a wide range of films, and is best known for his work as Llewelyn Moss in No Country for Old Men, George W. Bush in W., and Dan White in Milk, for which he received Academy Award and SAG Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus, the 2010 adaptation of Beverly Cleary's book series with the same title. She has also appeared in the films Oz the Great and Powerful, The Conjuring and White House Down.
Lim Guan Eng (born 8 December 1960) is a Malaysian politician who is the current Finance Minister of Malaysia and the Secretary-General of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) since 2004. He also served as the Chief Minister of Penang between 2008 and 2018. He is the son of Lim Kit Siang, Leader of the Opposition in the Dewan Rakyat from 1973 to 1999 and 2004 to 2008.
UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington is an ongoing mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on May 12, 2018, at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Darth Vader, also known by his birth name Anakin Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Vader appears in the original span of the saga going from being Anakin Skywalker, the prophesied child who would bring balance to the Force, to his corruption and transformation into Darth Vader, to being the pivotal antagonist, and eventual redemption and fulfillment of the prophecy.
Salvador Vilar Braamcamp Sobral ComM (Portuguese pronunciation: [saɫvɐˈðoɾ viˈlaɾ bɾɐ̃ˈkɐ̃p suˈβɾaɫ], born 28 December 1989) is a Portuguese singer, who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 for Portugal with the song "Amar pelos dois", written and composed by his sister Luísa Sobral.
Thanos (UK: , US: ) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Mike Friedrich and writer-artist Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Iron Man #55 (cover dated February 1973).
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah (born December 2, 1983) is a Portuguese-American actress best known for playing NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the CBS police procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles.
The United Kingdom has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 60 times and is one of the most successful countries to compete in the contest. They first participated in the second contest in 1957. The UK has entered every year since 1959, and has won the contest a total of five times.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The franchise has expanded to include comic books, short films, television series, and digital series.
Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor, film producer, and screenwriter.
Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian music director, singer, producer, lyricist, distributor and actor.
Jacob Elordi (born June 26, 1997) is an Australian actor and writer, known for The Kissing Booth (2018), Swinging Safari (2018) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (2017).
James Frederick Webb Simpson (born August 8, 1985) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour who is most notable for winning the 2012 U.S. Open. As an amateur, he was a member of the United States' victorious 2007 Walker Cup and 2007 Palmer Cup teams. In college, Simpson played on the Wake Forest University golf team on the Arnold Palmer scholarship.
Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak (Jawi: حاج محمد نجيب بن تون حاج عبد الرازق; born 23 July 1953) is a Malaysian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018. He was sworn in to succeed Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Susanna Marie Cork (born 18 February 1989), better known as SuRie, is an English singer and songwriter. She was born in Harlow, Essex and raised in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. She represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with her song "Storm".
Proposition 218 was an adopted initiative constitutional amendment in the state of California on the November 5, 1996 statewide election ballot. Proposition 218 revolutionized local and regional government finance in California.
Datin Paduka Seri Hajjah Rosmah Mansor (born 10 December 1951) is the second wife of Najib Razak, the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Mahanati (English: Great Actress) in Telugu and Nadigaiyar Thilagam (English: Pride of actresses) in Tamil is a 2018 Indian Telugu-Tamil biographical period film based on the life of former South Indian actress Savitri.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 was the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine's victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song "1944", written and performed by Jamala.
Elon Reeve Musk (; born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born American business magnate, philanthropist investor and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.
Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper. She first attracted attention for discussing her career as a stripper on social media; coupled with her "no filter attitude", she became an Internet celebrity through Instagram. From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York.
On 6 October 1995, fifteen-year-old Nicole van den Hurk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnɪkɔːl vɑn dɛn ˈɦʏrk]) disappeared on her way to work in Eindhoven, in the Dutch province of North Brabant. On 22 November, her body was found in the woods between the towns of Mierlo and Lierop.
Scott Hutchison (20 November 1981 – 10 May 2018) was a Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist. He was the founding member and primary songwriter of the indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, with whom he recorded five studio albums, and created the artwork for each release.
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, a seat he was first elected to in 1986. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
The untitled Avengers film, colloquially referred to as Avengers 4, is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home.
Hughie Lewis Fury (born 18 September 1994) is a British professional boxer who has challenged once for the WBO heavyweight title in 2017. As an amateur he represented England at the 2012 Youth World Championships, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division and becoming the first British boxer to do so.
Angad Singh Bedi (born 6 February 1985) is a Indian film actor and model known for his work in Bollywood and television. He made his Hindi film debut in 2011 with F.A.L.T.U. Angad made his television debut with Kaya Taran, an adaptation of a Malayalam short story by N. S. Madhavan, When Big Tree Falls, The Earth Is Bound To Shake.
Safe is a television drama series created by crime author Harlan Coben. The series is a co-production between Canal+ and Netflix, with C8 airing the show in France, and Netflix streaming the show internationally outside France. The series began filming in Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire in July 2017, and consists of eight episodes which premiered May 10, 2018 on Netflix.
Elizabeth Chase Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress. Her breakthrough came in 2011 when she starred in the independent thriller drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which she was nominated for the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, among other awards.
Pentapadu Pushpavalli, better known as Pushpavalli (3 January 1925 - 1991) was an Indian actress active in Telugu and Tamil cinema. Her film work includes title roles in Miss Malini (1947), and the Telugu film Satyabhama. Pushpavalli died in 1991.
There are numerous films set to be released in 2018. While some films have announced release dates but have yet to begin filming, others are in production but do not yet have definite release dates.
Milton Lee Olive III (November 7, 1946 – October 22, 1965) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade. He was the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American space Western film centered on Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise. The film is directed by Ron Howard and produced by Lucasfilm, from a screenplay by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan. It is the second of the Star Wars anthology films, following 2016's Rogue One.
Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the eighth installment of the X-Men film series.
Alexander Igoryevich Rybak (born 13 May 1986) is a Belarusian Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, pianist and actor. Representing Norway in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia, Rybak won the contest with 387 points—the highest tally any country has achieved in the history of Eurovision under the old voting system—with "Fairytale", a song he wrote and composed.
Himanshu Roy (June 23, 1963 – May 11, 2018) was an Indian police officer, who served as the Additional Director General of Police of Maharashtra. He was ATS Maharashtra Chief.
Thomas Stanley Holland (born 1 June 1996) is an English actor and dancer. He is best known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Holland previously appeared on stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in London's West End.
Israel (; Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל; Arabic: إِسْرَائِيل), officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
An election was held in Karnataka on 12 May 2018 in 222 constituencies out of 224 of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Election has been postponed in one constituency following the death of B.N. Vijay Kumar, Jayanagar BJP candidate and other constituency following seizure of around 10,000 voter identity cards. The counting of votes and announcement of result will take place on 15th May 2018.
Eleni Foureira (Greek: Ελένη Φουρέιρα; born Entela Fureraj; 7 March 1987) is a Greek singer, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. She began her music career in 2007 as a member of the Greek girl group Mystique, before pursuing a solo career after the group disbanded in 2009.
This is a list of Bollywood films that have been released or are to be released in 2018.
Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, politician and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus (1871–2017). Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession. . .
Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States. Enacted by white Democratic-dominated state legislatures in the late 19th century after the Reconstruction period, these laws continued to be enforced until 1965.
Dennis Andrew Nilsen (23 November 1945 – 12 May 2018) was a British serial killer and necrophile, also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer and the Kindly Killer, who murdered at least 15 young men in a series of killings committed between 1978 and 1983 in London, England.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010.
Sonam Kapoor (pronounced [soːnəm kəˈpuːr]; born 9 June 1985) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Kapoor is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry and is the recipient of several awards, including a Filmfare and a National Film Award. Starting in 2012, she appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 based on her income and popularity.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (German: Rattenfänger von Hameln, also known as the Pan Piper or the Rat-Catcher of Hamelin) is the titular character of a legend from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany.
Robert Kuok Hock Nien (simplified Chinese: 郭鹤年; traditional Chinese: 郭鶴年; pinyin: Guō Hè Nián; born 6 October 1923), is a Malaysian Chinese business magnate and investor. According to Forbes, his net worth is estimated at $12.
Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and beauty queen who is predominantly known for her work in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam language films. She made her acting debut in a stage play and later appeared in a music video for Euphoria. Dhupia then ventured into modelling.
iPhone ( EYE-fone) is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPhone line of products use Apple's iOS mobile operating system software. The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since.
Bhanurekha Ganesan (born 10 October 1954), better known by her stage name Rekha, is an Indian film actress. Noted for her versatility and acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Indian cinema, Rekha started her career in 1966 as a child actress in the Telugu film Rangula Ratnam, though her film debut as a lead happened four years later with Sawan Bhadon.
Michael Carlyle Hall (born February 1, 1971) is an American actor, known for his roles as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer and blood spatter analyst, in the Showtime TV Network series Dexter, and as David Fisher in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under. In 2010, Hall won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Dexter.
Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series was adapted for The CW by Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics.
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She was among the world's highest-paid actresses from 2014 to 2016, has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical film directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.
Cobra Kai is an American comedy-drama web television series based on The Karate Kid film series created by Robert Mark Kamen that premiered on May 2, 2018 on YouTube Red. The television series takes place 34 years after the original film and follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso.
Cesár Sampson (born 18 August 1983) is an Austrian singer, songwriter, and model. He represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Nobody but You", winning the jury vote and finishing in 3rd place after the televote.
Mayim Chaya Bialik ( MY-əm bee-AH-lik; born December 12, 1975) is an American actress and neuroscientist. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of NBC's Blossom.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (born 10 August 1947) is a Malaysian politician who was Leader of the Opposition between 2008 and 2015. He is a founder and leading figure of the People's Justice Party (Parti Keadilan Rakyat).
Vasyl Anatoliyovich Lomachenko (Ukrainian: Василь Анатолійович Ломаченко, IPA: [βɐˈsɪlʲ lomɐˈtʃɛnko]; born 17 February 1988) is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He has held the WBO super featherweight title since 2016, and previously the WBO featherweight title from 2014 to 2016; having won the latter title in his third professional fight.
A home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe. It is often a house, apartment, or other building, or alternatively a mobile home, houseboat, yurt or any other portable shelter.