Disney Channel and Jake Paul have officially parted ways

July 24, 2017

Image: Leon Bennett/Getty Images YouTube star Jake Paul issued a statement on Saturday announcing his departure from Disney Channel, and his role as Dirk Mann on the show Bizaardvark. The 20-year-old social media fixture has been making headlines recently after a scathing news report showed how the home where he films elaborate YouTube videosand the hordes of fans who know his addresswas becoming too much for the neighboring community. SEE…

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Casting a woman as the Doctor is ‘a bit sad’ for this former ‘Dr. Who’ star

July 24, 2017

Image: Karwai Tang/WireImage Former Doctor Who star Peter Davison is stuck in a weird, weird world where role models are gendered and the idea of a woman playing the Doctor is sad. Unfortunately, you read that right. SEE ALSO: The next Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ is a woman, and all the cool humans on the internet are thrilled After news broke that Jodie Whittaker would take on the role as…

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‘Dunkirk’ And ‘Girls Trip’ Enjoyed Quite A Ride At The Box Office This Weekend

July 24, 2017

Dunkirk handily won the No. 1 spot.Christopher Nolans stunning World War II survival drama outpaced studio expectations, earning $50.5 million in North America and$55.4 million overseas. Further confirming that Nolan is one of the few directors who can attract audiences on name alone, those are especially strong numbers for a film with an unknown lead star (newcomer Fionn Whitehead) thats not based on an existing property. Dunkirk has been deemed…

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New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ confirms what you probably already guessed: Even androids love Ryan Gosling

July 24, 2017

This holographic woman seems as intrigued by Ryan Gosling as we are.Image: Warner Bros. Here’s one way in which the world of Blade Runner 2049 differs from our own: In that universe, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner doesn’t exist. Which sounds obvious, yes, but it means that we get to watch Ryan Gosling discover the events of Blade Runner for the very first time in 2049. Hopefully, he’s a fan. SEE…

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Patton Oswalt’s name was misspelled on his card at the ‘Stranger Things’ Comic-Con panel

July 24, 2017

Image: mashable/laura prudom You had one job, person whose job it was to make Patton Oswalt’s name card for the Stranger Things panel at Comic-Con. Well, maybe you had several other jobs and it was all very exciting and you were really distracted and the publicist emailed it to you wrong. SEE ALSO: ‘Ready Player One’ trailer powers on at Comic-Con Still. One job. Or maybe this is Oswalt’s upside-down…

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Watch the crowd go bonkers as Gal Gadot returns to Comic-Con

July 23, 2017

Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck arrive at Comic-Con.Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images With $771 million in worldwide box office and counting, what’s not to scream about? Hall H went utterly wild for the arrival of Gal Gadot at Comic-Con after the most successful DC/Warner Bros. film ever, and perhaps the strongest-holding superhero film of all time. SEE ALSO: What’s up with ‘Gotham City Sirens,’ ‘Nightwing’ and ‘Black Adam’ at DC? Turn…

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Batfleck rounds up a superpowered team in the latest ‘Justice League’ trailer

July 23, 2017

Aw, would you look at that? Batman’s finally learning to play nice with others. Or he’s trying, anyway. And the DC Extended Universe had better hope he succeeds, because the fate of the world depends on it. SEE ALSO: ‘Justice League’ Batmobile steals the show at Comic-Con Preview Night Batman and Wonder Woman have reunited after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and they’re now ready to…

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Please enjoy this perfect image of Beyonc, Solange, and Missy Elliott

July 23, 2017

Image: WireImage Missy Elliott headlined FYF Fest on Friday her first U.S. concert in a decade (save for a 2015 appearance with Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX). Needless to say, this show was a big deal, so it’s hardly surprising that Beyonc and Solange came out to support. The three even took a photo together. Obviously, it is both flawless and an instant classic. SEE ALSO: Blue Ivy proves…

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Rugby ref Nigel Owens reveals ongoing bulimia battle – BBC News

July 23, 2017

I took an overdose, laid down on a Welsh mountainside and waited to die. Doctors later told me I was just 20 minutes from death when I was airlifted to hospital by a police helicopter. So I got a second chance. I was determined not to waste it and using my experience to help someone else is a pretty good way of ensuring that. Which brings me onto another “first”;…

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Female stars call on BBC ‘to sort gender pay gap now’ – BBC News

July 23, 2017

How much do BBC stars earn? What else did we learn? What will the industry make of star pay? Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female celebrity, earning between 450,000 and 500,000 last year, while the One Show’s Alex Jones was second, earning between 400,000 and 450,000. Discrimination Signatories to the letter also include BBC Sport’s Sue Barker, Today programme journalists Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague, presenter Fiona Bruce and the…

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Watch Beyonc, Solange, and Michelle Obama hang out together like normal humans

July 23, 2017

Image: WireImage What’s better than a sighting of Michelle Obama, Beyonc, or Solange? The three of them possibly together. In the same room. With each other. Together. Breathe. SEE ALSO: Engaged couple recreates the Obama’s most romantic photos for their shoot In a leaked video that made the rounds on social media this week, the three are joined by Solange’s son, Julez, and are captured repeating the famous Friday quote,…

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Madame Tussauds brings back Beyonc wax figure after removing it due to criticism

July 23, 2017

You know you’ve done Beyonc wrong when her whole Beyhive gets involved. A week after Madame Tussauds New York unveiled a horrible wax figure of Beyonc on their museum floor, the sculpture has been removed due to backlash from fans. Fans criticized the wax figure for looking absolutely nothing like the singer. Everything including her hair, face, and especially her skin tone was off, and no one was going to…

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China’s forcing citizens in Muslim-majority region to install spyware on their phones

July 22, 2017

A Uyghur woman in Xinjiang.Image: LightRocket via Getty Images China has ramped up surveillance measures in Xinjiang, home to much of its Muslim minority population, according to reports from Radio Free Asia. Authorities sent out a notice over a week ago instructing citizens to install a “surveillance app” on their phones, and are conducting spot checks in the region to ensure that residents have it. Image: WuTuBuLaGe nursing school/WEChat

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Marshall McLuhan, the ‘man who saw the internet coming,’ gets a Google Doodle

July 22, 2017

He'd be 106 today.Image: JOHN LINDSAY/AP/REX/Shutterstock Let’s be honest. Google Doodles are probably one of the best things about the internet. They’re fun, and they tend to celebrate a lot of awesome people, and really cool events. But today’s doodle is probably the most fitting for the website, as it literally celebrates the man who “saw the internet coming”, Marshall McLuhan. SEE ALSO: How Conceptual Metaphors are Stunting Web Innovation…

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A visual journey through the evolution of the influencer

July 22, 2017

Image: Sabelskaya/shutterstock Influencer marketing has changed everything. Influencer marketing hasnt changed a thing. Thats the tension todays social media celebrities have created. And its not just marketers, brands, and stars who feel confused. Its everyday customers as well. Especially when it comes to who to trust. In a sense, theres nothing new about influencer marketing. Humans have always been swayed by the endorsements of the people they look up to….

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Women’s World Cup: Lynne Thomas and the cricket spirit of 1973 – BBC News

July 22, 2017

Women’s cricket makes declaration of intent World Cup prize money ‘will change people’s lives’ World Cup can put India’s women on the map England’s World Cup winners from 1973 honoured Royal approval “It is great for the girls that they can now make a career out of cricket if that is what they chose to do in life,” says Lynne, who combined playing cricket for England with playing international hockey…

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Oxygen therapy brings ‘remarkable’ turnaround for toddler who fell in pool

July 22, 2017

(CNN)Eden Carlson’s story might be one in a million. “We’re stimulating growth of tissue and inhibiting inflammation and stopping cell death,” said Dr. Paul G. Harch, clinical professor and director of hyperbaric medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Ultimately, Sempsrott said, Eden’s story is “remarkable” and one he hopes can be reproduced,…

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A City Torn Apart By Police Brutality Marches For Healing And Justice

July 22, 2017

Damond was fatally shot on Saturday by police officer Mohamed Noor after she had called 911 to report hearing a potential sexual assault taking place near her home in the citys upscale Fulton neighborhood. Justine Damond’s fiance Don Damond is embraced by Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, during a rally in Minneapolis. Help us, help us hold our unjust system accountable without fanning the flames of anti-Somali fear or…

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Exclusive: Jared Kushner’s White House connection still being used to lure Chinese investors

July 22, 2017

Jared Kushner’s status as a top aide to President Donald Trump was used to lure Chinese investors to his family’s New Jersey development, even after his family’s company apologized for mentioning his name during a sales pitch in May, CNN has found. The promotions are posted in Chinese and refer to Kushner Companies as “real estate heavyweights,” going on to mention “the celebrity of the family is 30-something ‘Mr. Perfect’…

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Farm subsidies ‘must be earned’ – Gove – BBC News

July 21, 2017

He is expected to say: Leaving the EU gives us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reform how we care for our land, our rivers and our seas, how we recast our ambition for our countrys environment, and the planet. “In short, it means delivering a Green Brexit. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rewards size of land-holding ahead of good environmental practice, puts resources in the hands of the already wealthy, and…

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‘I was named after a World War One battle’ – BBC News

July 21, 2017

With the centenary commemorations approaching for the Battle of Passchendaele, there have been efforts to trace families who have passed down these names through the generations. Image caption Ella Passchendaele with her great grandmother Florence Mary Passchendaele Researchers at the National Archives in Kew found a letter sent to Frederick’s sister from an officer, who had been there when he died. It said: “I was in charge of the party…

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Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News

July 21, 2017

What he contributed, though, was songwriting – receiving credits on more One Direction songs than any of his bandmates. Appropriately for a former singer in a Green Day tribute act, he was the one who pushed the idea that a pop band could have guitar riffs. He might not have been directly responsible for sampling The Who’s Baba O’Reilly in Best Song Ever, but it certainly fitted his vision for…

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How A Billion-Dollar Internet Scam Is Breaking Hearts And Bank Accounts

July 21, 2017

The scammers may just have lit upon the perfect crime: They sit at computers safely overseas, hunting for their prey on social networks, and they rarely get caught. The victims are often left deeply damaged both financially and psychologically and so embarrassed that theyre reluctant to come forward even when they realize theyve been scammed. 15,000 romance scam complaintsexceeded $230 million international criminal networks Diana Warnack gave $18,000 to a…

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We don’t know how to respond to ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners’ next project

July 21, 2017

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss accept an Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' at the 2016 Emmy Awards.Image: Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock What’s a logical followup to Game of Thrones? Loads of spinoffs, but series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have more on their plate. The showrunners will write and executive produce Confederate, a series in which the slaveholding South won the Civil War and slavery still exists in the…

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Internet darling Ed Sheeran says he didn’t delete his Twitter because of ‘Game of Thrones’

July 21, 2017

Many internet denizens weren’t so pleased with Ed Sheeran’s musical cameo in Game of Thrones so much so that when he deleted his Twitter account the next day, people assumed he’d been driven away by critics. But Ed Sheeran says that is not the case. In fact, Ed Sheeran is pleased with his Game of Thrones performance, and no one can take that away from him. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran…

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