• Disney Channel and Jake Paul have officially parted ways
  • Casting a woman as the Doctor is ‘a bit sad’ for this former ‘Dr. Who’ star
  • ‘Dunkirk’ And ‘Girls Trip’ Enjoyed Quite A Ride At The Box Office This Weekend
  • New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ confirms what you probably already guessed: Even androids love Ryan Gosling
  • Patton Oswalt’s name was misspelled on his card at the ‘Stranger Things’ Comic-Con panel

Point Counterpoint: Is Ed Sheeran incredible, or is he the best musician to have ever lived?

Image: mashable composite; wikimedia commons, shutterstock If you’ve heard his songs, which, given your possession of a Wi-Fi enabled device, you almost certainly have, chances are you have a strong opinion about singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. Sheeran’s catchy, acoustic ballads are contentious, to say the least. Something about the singer has seemingly split the world down the middle between those who like Ed Sheeran and those who feel… differently. After the…

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Something went horribly, horribly wrong with Beyonc’s new wax figure

If you’re wondering how easy it is to forget the face of one of the most famous and successful women in the world, according to Madame Tussauds New York, it’s pretty damn easy. Complex reports that last Wednesday, the famous wax museum announced they were putting a new Beyonc figure on display through September. They made their announcement via Twitter with a direct tweet at Beyonc and a photo of…

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Russian TV network is trolling the U.S. with ads about the election and hacking accusations

Fire so bright, Putin's gotta wear shades.Image: SPUTNIK/KREM/REX/Shutterstock UPDATE (2:05 p.m. ET): Updated to include statement from RT to Mashable. You didn’t think that Russia would just sit quietly and take all this talk of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign, did you? SEE ALSO: Trump and Putin unironically discussed forming a ‘cyber security unit’ RT, the English-language television network, has rolled…

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Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News

A recent survey of workers in Shirebrook, to which 3,300 people responded, had showed that an “overwhelming majority” of people in the warehouse “currently feel they are treated with respect”, he added. Staff had elected the company’s first UK workers’ representative and Mr Hellawell said he had “no doubt” their “contribution will prove invaluable to the board as the Sports Direct family continues to move forward together”. ‘Selfridges of Sport’…

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Ed Sheeran is taking on ticket scalpers to save his fans money

Good guy Ed SheeranImage: Getty Images Ed Sheeran may have found a way to redeem himself for his dud of a cameo in this week’s Game of Thrones. The singer has cancelled 10,000 of the tickets to his forthcoming London shows next June to prevent ticket resale sites from turning them around at massively inflated prices. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo made me extremely angry Third-party dealers…

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The Royal Family’s dress code uncovered – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The Queen has become known for her bright and bold hats which she is often pictured wearing while performing official engagements. Image copyright Getty Images Unlike many three-year-olds, Prince George has yet to be seen wearing a T-shirt of his favourite TV character or a even pair of trousers. Experts say this is because it is royal tradition for young princes and princesses to be formally…

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Mitch McConnell ‘master tactician’ label damaged after Senate health care fight

(CNN)The looming defeat of the Senate health care bill marks a dramatic low point in the otherwise lofty political career of Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s majority leader who is often described as a disciplined “master tactician” of the Senate accustomed to methodically building legislative victories for Republicans. “This has been a very, very challenging experience for all of us,” McConnell replied. “A lot of people have been involved in the…

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Cop who shot Minneapolis woman was precinct’s first Somali officer

(CNN)Mohamed Noor, the on-duty Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian-born woman on Saturday night, had been with the force for two years and was his precinct’s first Somali-American officer. Here’s what we know so far about Noor, and about what happened that night. Mayor: I wish officer would speak Who is police officer who fired shot? What we know and don’t know Woman killed was to marry next…

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In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News

Every day, some 55 million people go about their lives across England. This is a snapshot of a nation across 24 hours. Photographs will be added through the day, telling the everyday stories of the people who make up the nation. Liam Reid’s family has been selling fruit and vegetables on Leicester Market since World War One. The 32-year-old gets up every morning at 5am and works six days a…

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Trump and Republican senators are the 53 angriest people in Washington

Washington (CNN)The GOP turned into the Grouchy Old Party, as recriminations flew after the failure this week to repeal and replace Obamacare — the greatest motivating cause of Republican voters for more than seven years. Trump, facing criticism of his own conduct in the failed effort to replace his successor’s signature law, suggested simply that the Republican majority on Capitol Hill was not up to the job.

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Researchers made a scary new video tool to make Obama say anything

Image: University of Washington We live in scary times. It’s often hard to distinguish reality from fantasy, and it doesn’t help that our very own president, Mr. Donald J. Trump, obsessively rants about “fake news media” anytime he’s criticized. Sadly, fake news isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and it’s probably going to get much worse in the near future thanks to new video editing tools being made by scientific researchers….

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6 social entrepreneurs whose companies are bettering the world

Image: samasource As the trend of social entrepreneurship takes root in economies around the globe, future-focused impact investors are stepping up to the plate to help build a better world for generations to come. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 objectives to tackle global issues like hunger, joblessness, poverty, climate change, and food waste, among others. Below, we’ve selected six young people as examples of entrepreneurs…

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How To Watch Shark Week Without A Cable Subscription

After all, Shark Week starting July 23 on Discovery Channel mostly belongs to those who still have a cable box or dish as part of their home entertainment setup. Online viewing options are a thing, but you can catch some of the toothsome action if you get a little more creative. 1. Catch Discovery Channels Sharktacular preview. 2. Head to the movie theater July 18. Bonus: The event website promises…

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Fox Analyst: Russia Meeting ‘Would’ve Been A Felony’ If They Got Clinton Info

It is a crime to receive something of value, when youre a campaign official, from a foreign person or a foreign government, Judge Andrew Napolitanosaid Monday onAmericas Newsroom. That wouldve been a felony, Napolitano replied. That wouldve been the completion of a crime. So the question is: Is this enough to commence a criminal investigation? Answer: Yes, he said. If he was trying to hide something,was it that this was…

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How the Republican health care bill fell apart

Washington (CNN)The Republicans’ signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP’s health care bill. Across town, over rosemary-grilled rib eye and summer vegetable succotash at the White House, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders were attempting…

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Who’s behind GOP’s stunning defeat on health care?

(CNN)Monday night, two Republican Senators — Mike Lee and Jerry Moran — announced that they would not vote to send the health care bill to the floor. The announcement marked a stunning defeat for a Republican Party that controls the White House and Congress and which has made this item the top priority for years. As the blame game now begins, everyone in Washington will be asking — who killed…

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‘Ed Wood’ Oscar winner Martin Landau dead at 89

Martin Landau in Los Angeles in 2015.Image: Matt Baron/BEI/REX/Shutterstock One of the iconic actors who helped make the original Mission Impossible so good, Martin Landau, has died at age 89. SEE ALSO: George A. Romero, master of zombie film genre, dead at 77 Most recently known for his leading role as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (which won him an Oscar), Landau’s credits span some of the great films in…

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Carly Rae Jepsen explains what’s special about Jack Antonoff

Queen of Candid PicturesImage: GP ImagES/Getty Images Plug Carly Rae Jepsens name into Twitter or Instagram and youll be greeted with a peculiar sight: Dozens and dozens of comments narrating exactly what is literally happening in the photo, and crowning her for it. Queen of wearing a T-shirt under a dress! proclaims one. Queen of holding a glass of lemonade declares another. Queen, queen, queen. I dont know when that…

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More 8-bit Walking Dead in this pixelated retelling of Seasons 3 and 4

Director George A. Romero in 2011.Image: Marco Ugarte/AP/REX/Shutterstock The man who kicked off the popularization of the modern zombie genre, director George A. Romero, has died at the age of 77. SEE ALSO: Frank Darabont’s emails to ‘The Walking Dead’ crew will singe your eyebrows His death was first reported on Sunday by the Los Angeles Times. Romero died in his sleep after suffering complications from lung cancer, according to…

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MashReads Podcast: ‘The Idiot’ is one of the best books you’ll read all year

Image: Penguin Press, Mashable Composite If there is one word to describe Elif Batuman’s new novel The Idiot, it’s the word “mundane.” And that just might be the novel’s greatest strength. The book follows the year in the life of Selin, a Turkish-American freshman at Harvard. As Selin goes through her freshman year, she must navigate getting along with her roommates, an infatuation/ relationship with an older Hungarian student, and…

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Im George R.R. Martins copy editor for ‘Winds of Winter’ and I am just way too busy with other stuff right now

Image: Getty Images Hello I am George R.R. Martin’s copy editor for Winds of Winter, and let me tell you, I am just so busy with other stuff right now, I can’t possibly edit this thing right now. In all honesty the book has been done for like a year now, they’re just waiting for me to look it over and edit it. And honestly I wish I could. But…

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