The 2018 Olympics will have Intel all the way inside

June 22, 2017

… official partners. Image: lance ulanoff/mashable Krzanich believes the Olympics are a perfect proving ground for 5G. “The Olympic games are great examples of connecting millions of fans at home with millions of things at the games,” he said. Drones will, naturally, also play a significant role at the games where they’ll be used for entertainment and to observe and measure athletic performance. Sports and drones don’t always mix. In 2015, a drone almost hit a World Cup …

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Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

Bill Cosby walking through the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.Image: Mark Makela/Getty Images Bill Cosby remains free on bail after a Pennsylvania jury on Saturday convinced the judge that they were hopelessly deadlocked, but the district attorney took the unusual step of immediately announcing that a new trial date would be set. The jury of seven men and five women spent a week shuffling between deliberations and the courtroom, telling the judge multiple times along …

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New documentary carries on Leonard Nimoy’s legacy

June 19, 2017

The late Leanard Nimoy (left) and Julie Nimoy, his daughter and writer of the new documentary.Image: Julie nimoy  and David knight The love for Leonard Nimoy lives long and prospers, but does the world really need two Nimoy documentaries, one from each of his biological children? Logically speaking, yes it does. Our films are very different, said Julie Nimoy, referring to her new documentary, Remembering Leonard Nimoy, and For the Love of Spock, the 2016 crowd-funded documentary by her …

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Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 19, 2017

NBC is giving us a chance to see one of Adam West's last roles.Image: MIKE NELSON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Adam West may have passed away last week, but memorials to the iconic Batman actor continue to pour in. Along with the flood of tributes from his peers and admirers on social media and the touching Bat-signal display on the Las Angeles City Hall building, West’s last media appearances are making the internet rounds. The actor, who died at 88 from complications from leukemia, kept …

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Wokeness won’t solve Katy Perry’s identity crisis

June 18, 2017

Katy Perry wants to fight the good fight. She'll have to learn how first.Image: Picturematt/REX/Shutterstock In Katy Perry’s haphazard and controversial rebranding as a woke pop star, she seems ready to admit she’s often out of her depth. These days only three words now comprise her Twitter bio: “i know nothing.” It’s a refreshing dose of humility from a celebrity who seems constantly torn between her good intentions and ego. Most of us are, of course, but …

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Holy Bright Knight! Related: ‘Batman’ actor Adam West dies The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series. The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero. According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck joined “Bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in …

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Adam West built the foundation of a Batman legacy

June 12, 2017

Adam West, left, and Burt Ward dresses as "Batman" and "Robin." Nobody did it better.Image: Mark Elias/AP/REX/Shutterstock In the late 1960s and early ’70s, I raced home from school every afternoon to power load on superhero and Sci-Fi television. It was all reruns, though I didn’t know it. There was Star Trek. Gigantor, Superman, and, of course, Batman. SEE ALSO: Adam West, everyone’s favorite Batman, dead at 88 I was not an avid comic book reader back …

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Mark Hamill, George Takei, and more post tributes to Adam West

June 11, 2017

Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images Adam West, the actor famous for his wry, dramatic portrayal of Batman, died Friday of complications related to leukemia. He was 88. After news of his death broke Saturday, fellow stars including Mark Hamill, Conan O’Brien, and George Takei shared tributes to West on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Holy icon, Batman, Adam West meant a lot to me “I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me,” Hamill wrote. Holy hell, …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will explain what’s wrong with Mike

June 8, 2017

Now that filming has wrapped on the second season of Stranger Things, fans are already dying to know what comes next for the Netflix series. Given how secretive the production was, though, getting your hands on any solid information was a difficult thing to do until now. The cast of Stranger Things joined creators Matt and Ross Duffer, along with director and executive producer Shawn Levy, on the red carpet at the show’s Emmy For Your Consideration event and came prepared to drop some …

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Soccer stars reach out to girl disqualified from tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’

June 8, 2017

Wambach smiles before a U.S. Women's National Team game in 2015.Image: Herbert/AP/REX/Shutterstock Mili Hernandez is an 8-year-old girl from Nebraska who loves to play soccer, and she plays well. Oh she also has short hair. That haircut was a point of contention recently when organizers of a youth soccer tournament disqualified Mili’s team for having a boy on their squad. SEE ALSO: Why the Finals aren’t the most important story in the NBA this week The supposed boy was …

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Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ is a bleak crusade for intimacy in the digital age

June 7, 2017

Email my heart? Imagine your terror of tweeting a joke that doesn’t quite land or even a careless typo. Multiply that pressure millions of times, and you’re in Katy Perry’s social media hell, where the weirdly defensive Witness was born. The album plays out like the “Can you hear me now?” Verizon commercials a meme before we knew to call it that as Perry wanders aimlessly in search of a connection. “Can I get a witness?” she pleads. Feeling like the …

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No wand? No problem. Anyone can apply to audition for roles in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

June 7, 2017

Acting experience isn't required to be the next 'Fantastic Beasts' star.Image: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gave Harry Potter fans a look into the wizarding world long before The Boy Who Lived was even born. And now, with sequels to the film on deck, you finally have a chance to get in on the magic. Warner Bros. announced this week that it’s seeking five young actors to join the cast of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. …

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Sex and drugs and celebs: It’s a ‘Broad City’ Season 4 trailer

June 5, 2017

Abbi and Ilana are back on Aug. 23 and here’s a Broad City Season 4 trailer to give you a peek at some of the shenanigans they’ll get up to and celebrities they’ll cross paths with. As fans have no doubt come to expect from the Comedy Central series, sex, and drugs are front-and-center here. But in the midst of the ravings, contortions, and weird, animated asides you can also catch glimpses of celebs like Steve Buscemi, Shania Twain, Wanda Sykes, and RuPaul. Of course, in …

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’13 Reasons Why’ showrunner says ‘there’s quite a bit more of Hannah’s story to tell’ in Season 2

June 5, 2017

Season 2 will start the healing process.Image: Beth Dubber/Netflix 13 Reasons Why isn’t stopping at just 13 reasons. Netflix’s hit drama based on Jay Asher’s bestselling book of the same name is already in production on its second season. Showrunner Brian Yorkey is venturing into completely new territory with the show’s sophomore outing, having no source material to follow, since the first season covered Asher’s book in its entirety. While Yorkey is keeping some …

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It’s ‘Wonder Woman’ weekend and Hollywood celebs are here for it, just like you

June 4, 2017

Image: Clay Enos Seventy-six years, hundreds of male-dominated superhero films, and not a moment too soon. It’s taken nigh on a century to bring Wonder Woman, first published as a comic book in 1941, to the big screen. There are men mad about a few sold-out women-only screenings, positively glowing critics’ reviews, and fans excited for the film’s opening weekend even A-list celebrities who have nothing to do with the movie. SEE ALSO: Wonder Woman has taken over the world …

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Soccer official rides drone to fly game ball to Portuguese Cup Final referee

May 29, 2017

New rule: From now on, all sporting events must begin with an official bringing the game ball to the referee via the magic of drone-style hoverboard vehicles. That can be the only conclusion after watching the absolutely insane demonstration recorded at the Portuguese Cup Final on Sunday, which started with a man riding on air, Green Goblin style, and landing delicately in front of a ref to deliver the game’s soccer ball. It was flawless. It was weird. It was what every sports event …

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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ found a fan in the IRL Queen, apparently

May 29, 2017

Image: netflix Netflix charts the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II in its biopic series The Crown… and the IRL queen is apparently a fan. Now, this might simply be wishful thinking brought to life by a welcome rumor. But we’ll take it, with an appropriately portioned helping of salt grains, of course. SEE ALSO: ‘The Crown’ could well cure your ‘Downton Abbey’ nostalgia A “senior royal source” told the U.K. tabloid Sunday Express that Her …

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This is what 24 hours at the Cannes Film Festival looks like

May 29, 2017

Sun, films, and Jake Gyllenhaal.Image: sam haysom/mashable composite No two days at the Cannes Film Festival are the same. The event, which runs for 10 days in May each year, is so jam-packed with films, press conferences, talks, parties and random celebrity sightings that a 24 hour summary doesn’t really do it justice. SEE ALSO: 10 of the films people are most excited about at Cannes This year was my first time at Cannes. Before I left I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew …

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Barack Obama due in Edinburgh for charity fundraiser – BBC News

Comedian Kevin Bridges, singer Annie Lennox and Scottish band Texas will provide entertainment at the event and young people will also be involved. Thirteen-year-old Mila Stricevic, from Glasgow, will read a poem after winning a schools competition. Harry Potter prize And schools have been taking part in a competition to win a table for 10 at the event. Auction prizes include two walk-on parts in the next Fantastic Beasts film from the Harry Potter franchise, and the naming rights to the …

May 26, 2017
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Miley Cyrus cried at the end of her first TV performance of ‘Malibu’

Image: ethan miller/Getty Images Miley Cyrus performed her new single “Malibu” on television for the first time at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Cyrus was introduced by introduced by sister Noah Cyrus and dad Billy Ray Cyrus (professionally just known as Cyrus now). Noah, who identified Miley as her favorite singer, introduced her big sis on stage, “for the first time in years with pants on.” SEE ALSO: Drake, the Chainsmokers, and all the winners from the …

May 22, 2017
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Ruby Rose disses Katy Perry’s new Taylor Swift diss track

What's a Taylor Swift????Image: rich fury/Getty Images Katy Perry sort of denied there’s a response to “Bad Blood” on Witness in a rambling answer on the subject to entertainment Weekly. She did, however, leave us with the following warning: “But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so dont forget about that, okay, honey.” She premiered “Swish Swish” last night, and it really seems to be a response to her feud with Taylor …

May 20, 2017
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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

… to get their money, were filled with old media companies trying to show just how well they can do new media. NBCUniversal mentioned Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat, as well as the entertainment the network has sprinkled across them. Snapchat, in which NBCUniversal invested $500 million during its IPO, got the most screen time and praise when it came to a social platform for video. They weren’t alone. Each network that presented last week NBC, ABC, Turner, The CW, CBS, Univision, Fox, ESPN …

May 20, 2017
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Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

… natural progression from the book, which asks these questions about faith, immigration, all those big things in life. As for those whod rather not confront such weighty questions in their Sunday night entertainment, who insist pop culture and politics should not mix? McShane shrugs. Youre missing out. *** Im very nervous watching my baby happen like this. American Gods premiere Sunday night is a long time coming for Gaiman, who by now knows a thing or two about the thrills and hardships of …

May 15, 2017
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