Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island tease a film that sounds a whole lot like Fyre Fest

April 30, 2017

In addition to its many other failures, it looks like Fyre Fest is also an unintentional copycat. According to some Friday tweets from Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island, the two are combining comedic forces for a film about a “music festival that goes horribly wrong.” Interesting! That sounds familiar. SEE ALSO: Here’s the official postmortem statement from Fyre Festival organizers For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea. …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

… is curating the VR for Change Summit. While at the White House, Martin examined how to use emerging technologies like VR for various social impact and public interest projects. “Whenever you see a new technology coming down the pipe, its exciting to see all of the hype around new types of games and entertainment and IMAX-type experiences,” Martin said. “But the really compelling reason that anyone should care is that maybe it will actually help real people in some way.” …

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China’s all-girl boy band

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the …

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It’s Lightning McQueen vs. Jackson Storm in the first trailer for ‘Cars 3’

April 28, 2017

Lightning McQueen may have some miles on him, but the Cars franchise is still going strong. Pixar has just unveiled the first full trailer for Cars 3, which pits an aging McQueen against a younger, sleeker competitor, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: What to watch if you’re an action connoisseur There’s something amusingly meta about the trailer’s focus on “branding” and “legacy,” considering this is the latest entry in …

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

… Discovery and HGTV; sporting events; and shows with non-union writers, like series produced and written in Canada, World Wrestling entertainment’s events (which have in-house, non-unionized writers) and some animated series like South Park, since creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are reportedly not members of the WGA and kept writing the show during the last strike. And even though Netflix boss Ted Sarandos insisted that the streaming giant “will be impacted” in the event of …

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‘What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat’ — New York Times joins Snapchat Discover

April 25, 2017

… want to become a daily habit in peoples lives, Wilson continued. Snapchat has become a daily habit for 161 million people, Snap last reported in March. Its known for a dedicated millennial audience, which the Times is also looking to better serve. Already, the Times has 50 million readers, across platforms, in the age range of 18 to 35. On Snapchat, users can find The New York Times, alongside Mashable, SELF and entertainment Weekly and a growing list of other publishers on Discover. They …

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Yes, you really can turn up the volume on colour

April 22, 2017

Image: Samsung Any gamer knows that reaction time is crucial. A split second can make or break a game, separating the winners from those doomed to be on potato chip and soda duty; you need to be 100 percent present at all times. Sharp, clear colours are like the secret weapons you never knew you needed until now. Samsung hosted an innovative event recently that helped gamers and entertainment junkies alike experience colours like never before. Held at collaborative co-working space meets art …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

Britt Robertson as Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso in 'Girlboss.'Image: Karen Ballard/netflix When Netflix signed on for Girlboss, it probably sounded like a great idea. Feminism, fashion, and San Francisco? We were about to have our first female president, so what could go wrong? When the show starts streaming on Friday, things will be a little different. Not only are we living in Trump’s America, but Nasty Gal, the multi-million-dollar startup the show was based on, is bankrupt. …

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This video-streaming service is trumping Netflix and Amazon Prime in India

April 21, 2017

Image: HOTSTAR While Netflix and Amazon Prime are going all out to capture the burgeoning video streaming market in India a country of 450 million internet users a homegrown ‘challenger’ so to speak has slowly emerged as the champion. Hotstar, the two-year-old on-demand video platform from the house of Rupert Murdoch-owned Star TV, has crossed 100 million downloads on Google Play Store. If we count App Store downloads, it would go up to 130 million or so. SEE ALSO: Netflix …

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’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

April 20, 2017

Image: 13 reasons why / netflix If you listen to the actors, producers, and consultants involved in Netflix’s newest hit, the intense high school drama 13 Reasons Why, it’s clear none of them meant harm. In a behind-the-scenes episode that follows the series finale, they use words like “truth,” “honest,” and “tribute.” They talk about helping people, raising awareness, and taking seriously the responsibility of portraying sexual assault and …

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Marvel just showed off the first ‘Black Panther’ footage, and we couldn’t be more excited

April 20, 2017

Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira knew how awesome they would be way back at Comic-Con.Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images The Dora Milaje are coming so, to quote the warriors of Wakanda, move or you will be moved. Marvel sneaked a Black Panther sizzle reel and some hot-off-the-set dailies at the studio’s open house event Monday night. It was the first Black Panther footage seen anywhere, and it came as a surprise for reporters where just expecting a walkthrough of Marvel’s offices …

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Netflix expects to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend

April 19, 2017

Image: Getty Images Nearly 10 years after Netflix began offering online streaming of movies and TV shows, the company says it’s all set to hit the 100-million subscribers mark. SEE ALSO: After bagging Shah Rukh Khan, Netflix nears deal with Aamir Khan The California-based company says it expects to hit the milestone this weekend. “Its a good start,” the company wrote (PDF) to shareholders at the earnings call for the first quarter of 2017. Netflix added nearly five million …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ will be out in November

April 16, 2017

We already had a face thanks to the leaked trailer; now we have a name, a story, and most importantly a release date: Nov. 17. As for the rest of it: the hero(?) of our new Star Wars adventure is Iden Versio, who leads the Imperial special forces unit known as Inferno Squad. This elite unit which specializes in both ground and space battles will also be the subject of a book in summer 2017. SEE ALSO: 4 fascinating details after a closer look at the ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ …

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Harry Styles bought kiwi for everyone in the ‘SNL’ line

April 16, 2017

Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Celebrities often buy food for the people waiting in line to see them that’s nothing new. But Harry Styles went above and beyond: he sent line-dwellers queued for Saturday Night Live some big plates of sliced kiwi. And, no, it’s not just because kiwi is delicious (although it is). Styles, who is the musical guest on this week’s SNL, is expected to perform “Kiwi” on the broadcast. And, now, fans are even more sure. …

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How depression and stagnation wrecked the original ‘Rocket League’ champions

April 15, 2017

A lot has happened in a small amount of time in the world of Rocket League esports. And thats true for one of its top teams, as well. North American team G2 Esports, led by Cameron “Kronovi” Bills, won the first-ever official Rocket League Championship Series last August. He and his team came into season two as clear favorites expected to once more guide the region to victory over Europe, and establish North America as the dominant force in the competitive car-soccer-like video …

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Noah Syndergaard just revealed some tantalizing hints about his ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo

April 15, 2017

Out of the dugout and into your television.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Noah Syndergaard, the New York Mets’ very Thor-looking pitcher, will have a cameo in the seventh season of Game of Thrones this much, we’ve known for some time. But the star hurler just revealed some tantalizing hints about what exactly his role will entail when HBO’s hit series returns this summer. SEE ALSO: What these soccer fans did after terrifying explosions will restore your faith in humanity …

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Bill Nye’s new show is like ‘Science Guy’ for ‘grown up’ millennials

April 15, 2017

Bill Nye on the set of his new show for Netflix "BIll Nye Saves The World."Image: netflix Much has changed in the world since 1998, when Bill Nye’s American half-hour live action science program came to an end. But the on-air personality affectionately known as “the science guy” to most millennials certainly hasn’t. “Hey Bill, fix the bow tie!” executive producer and showrunner Michael Naidus yelled to Nye at an October taping of his new Netflix …

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The Switch is Nintendo’s fastest selling console ever

April 14, 2017

Image: mashable The Switch is the fastest selling Nintendo system ever. At least according to Nintendo and NPD Group sales numbers, which show the hybrid handheld-home console sold over 906,000 units in its first month. SEE ALSO: This isn’t a Nintendo Switch review, but it’ll help you decide about buying one The Wii U sold roughly 400,000 in its first week and close to 890,000 units in its first six weeks, even though its 2012 launch landed in the more holiday-friendly month of …

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Why are India’s superstars descending on Hong Kong this weekend?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Hong Kong is used to hosting a variety of events, international and regional. But this weekend, the island city will witness something unique. Bollywood megastar Salman Khan will lead a galaxy of Indian stars to Hong Kong, to perform at the largest Indian concert to ever take place there. The Hong Kong concert, which will also feature performers like Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and South Indian dance legend Prabhudeva, is part of the “Da-Bangg” world tour that will also …

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‘Orange is the New Black’ first look reveals what happens next with Daya

April 13, 2017

Even if it’s still inexplicably billed as a comedy, Orange is the New Black has never shied away from violence. The Season 4 finale ended with Daya holding a gun to a guard’s head, and a first look at Season 5 shows us that shots are most definitely fired. SEE ALSO: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli are now officially married and wow, it looked beautiful The teaser picks up right where Season 4 ended, with the guard on his knees and Daya laser-focused as she prepares her weapon …

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Alec Baldwin just got kind of weird on Facebook

April 12, 2017

Alec Baldwin visiting his pal Jimmy Fallon.Image: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC Alec Baldwin is many extraordinary thingsactor, comedian, and writer, to name a fewbut the chief Donald Trump impersonator proved he’s just like us when it comes to posting on Facebook: an awkward oversharer. After Baldwin’s new memoir, Nevertheless, was released on April 4, he decided to create a Facebook page to promote the novel and personally engage with readers. Though fans were probably expecting …

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‘Homeland’ pays off headline-fueled season with taut finale

April 10, 2017

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about “Homeland’s” sixth-season finale. More than most shows in the genre, “Homeland” operates in gray areas, avoiding facile solutions or easy answers. Where most dramas preoccupied with terrorism gravitate toward the good and bad, this one often deals in murky choices between the lesser of two evils. That was abundantly true of the season finale, which saw the end of what amounted to a coup attempt against the president-elect …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… half a million dollars. Its influences are everything from classic arcades to VR entertainment. And where else can you watch an SUV go bungee jumping? Amazing what people come up with off the big top of their heads. It might not be the greatest show on earth, but though the Two Bit costs more than two bits, it buys more than a shave and a haircut. And even if it follow circuitous logic, it puts new ideas in entertainment to the tech and the story brings us full circus on CNN 10. I’m Carl …

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‘Clash Royale’ won an esports award last night and people are rightfully pissed

April 9, 2017

… Angeles with a few hundred people in attendance. League of Legends‘ most recent Worlds finals drew nearly 20,000 people to the Staples Center in the same city and had over 14 million people watching online at its peak. Clash Royale won its BAFTA award via an online vote that anyone could participate in. SEE ALSO: Street Fighter player is too salty to realize he just got complimented The BAFTA Awards are considered the most prestigious entertainment awards in Britain. With only one …

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Hannah and Clay in ’13 Reasons Why’ will break your heart

April 8, 2017

Image: Beth Dubber/Netflix From the beginning, 13 Reasons Why sets you up to want Clay and Hannah together. We know the outcome from episode 1; Hannah Baker killed herself, and there will be no reversing that, no matter what other consequences ripple through those she left behind. Beyond watching it alone in a safe environment, little can prepare for the devastating episode (spoiler alert!) in which Clay listens to his tape and relives a pivotal part of his relationship with Hannah. SEE ALSO: …

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