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

April 27, 2017

… a finished feature is still likely to get to the screen on time. On Monday, members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) which represents television and film scribes voted to authorize a strike if the guild is unable to reach a new agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the organization that represents the TV networks and movie studios that produce all that sweet, sweet TV and movie content. The current contracts between the WGA and AMPTP expire on May …

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‘Carpool Karaoke’ on Apple Music postponed to ‘later this year’

April 27, 2017

… been held this week, but it was once again postponed, to next Monday. So when will the series air? Apple and CBS wouldn’t say beyond confirming it will premiere “later this year.” Carpool Karaoke is the first original video series to air exclusively on Apple Music. Scheduled for sixteen 30-minute episodes, it will feature interviews with numerous celebs, including Will Smith, Shaq, Metallica, John Cena, and Alicia Keys. The format will be a bit different from the original …

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Snapchat wants to open millennials’ eyes to life in Baghdad

April 26, 2017

Image: bloomberg via getty images  Snapchat has curated snaps about life in Baghdad to create an Our Story to go live Monday afternoon. That’s Snapchat-jargon for the mobile storytelling app opening up a geofence around Baghdad and encouraging Snapchat users to submit photos and videos to Snap (with Baghdad geofilters live in the app). Snapchat will later curate and stitch those submissions into one story exclusively available on the app. SEE ALSO: Anti-Trump protesters spread a …

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

April 25, 2017

Image: the new york times Remember this date in history: April 24, 2017, The New York Times launched on Snapchat Discover. All the news thats fit to print will be transformed into an edition on Snapchat, going live at 6 a.m. every weekday starting Monday. Its a dramatic moment for one of the worlds oldest and most respected newspapers and news brands to dedicate resources to a young app. SEE ALSO: Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat For Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, its …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 France moves a step closer to having a new president, Russia offers a virtual tour of a military installation in the Arctic, and we report on Earth Day past and present. Amid our continuing coverage of CNN Heroes, we’re featuring an inspiring report today on the people who nominate them. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hello and welcome to CNN 10 on this last Monday of April. I’m Carl Azuz. The European nation of France is one step closer to having a new leader. …

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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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Here’s what happens to us when we have an epiphany

April 19, 2017

… figure things over time it sort of comes to you all of a sudden,” said Ian Krajbich, a co-author of the study and assistant professor of psychology and economics at Ohio State. “There was a gap in what we know about that kind of learning,” he said in an interview. For the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Krajbich and doctoral student James Wei Chen enlisted 59 students. Participants played a relatively simple game on a computer …

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Congress invited to light up for a 420 ‘joint session’

April 19, 2017

… event is a warmup for the advocacy group’s rally at the capitol on Monday to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act and renew the Rohrbacher-Farr amendment which protects state-sanctioned medical cannabis use. Image: dcmj In a statement about Thursday’s event, DCMJ co-founder Adam Eidinger said, “Americans dont want a crackdown on legal cannabisthey want Congress to end cannabis prohibition once and for all.” The group hopes 1,000 free joints will change …

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70-year-old woman finishes Boston Marathon, and there’s way more to her story

April 19, 2017

… official entrant. Her bib number, 261, remains famous. SEE ALSO: NASA’s Peggy Whitson breaks another space record because this is just what she does On Monday, Switzer, 70, revisited that rebellious, trail-blazing moment by crossing the finish line again. This time she didn’t have to dodge an angry course director, but was instead accompanied by 261 supporters who ran alongside her. Switzer’s run became one of the feel-good stories of the marathon, with celebrities like …

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Judge’s Anti-death Penalty Protest Riles Conservatives

April 17, 2017

… back-to-back decisions upend what had initially been a plan to execute eight men in 11 days, starting Monday night, because the state's supply of one of the other execution drugs expires at the end of the month. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Saturday asked the state's highest court to vacate Griffen's ruling, citing the judge's participation in anti-death penalty events before and after he issued it. She asked for a new judge to be assigned the case. "This court …

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George R.R. Martin is ‘outraged’ by those United videos

April 12, 2017

… outrage (and financial losses) at the airline. George R. R. Martin is pissed at United. Image: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Martin included a fake ad Jimmy Kimmel aired on his late-night show Monday that dragged United hard. After re-sharing the video, Martin said he was “outraged” by the footage and even more upset by the “mealy-mouthed corporate bullshit” the company and CEO put out. The fantasy author harkened back to days when passengers were treated as paying …

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StubHub doesn’t want you to go to concert alone anymore

April 12, 2017

Image: Klaus Vedfelt/getty images  StubHub the land of never-ending tickets, such as a seat to LCD Soundsystem in Brooklyn Monday night for $375 (original price: $60) is becoming more social. SEE ALSO: Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the ‘ultimate breakthrough’ The eBay-owned online ticket exchange is making it easier to buy a ticket and to do so with your friends. StubHub is now showing you which one of your friends would want to go with you and will help you …

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Anti-Gay Pastor Found Guilty Of Child Molestation

April 12, 2017

He made headlines of a different sort on Monday when he was found guilty of sexually molesting a teenage girl and boy. Adkins did not react as the verdict was being read aloud in the Glynn County courtroom. He did not testify on his own behalfduring the trial, according to ActionNewsJax.com. He was originally booked on one charge of child molestation and one charge of aggravated child molestation.At the time of his arrest, Adkinslawyer Kenneth Gough told WJCT that those incidentsdated back …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in playoff

April 10, 2017

… embracing Rose with tears in his eyes. “It’s been such a long time coming,” Garcia, who is getting married later this year, said during the presentation ceremony in the Butler Cabin. “I’m so happy.” On donning the famous green jacket on the anniversary of Ballesteros’ birthday, Garcia added: “To join him and Jose Maria, my two idols in golf my whole life is something amazing. “Jose sent me a text Monday night telling me how much he …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 Leading off the week’s news on CNN 10: terrorist attacks in northern Africa and northern Europe. We’re explaining the reasons for and responses to a U.S. airstrike on a Syrian airbase. And we’re showing you how a CNN Hero is helping students with hearing loss and bringing joy to their lives and loved ones. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: A lot of news to catch you up on this Monday. Thanks for watching CNN 10. We start with reports of terrorist attacks in …

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LPGA Commissioner: ‘I feel horrible for Lexi Thompson’

April 4, 2017

(CNN)LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said that while he feels bad about the controversial call made Sunday against golf star Lexi Thompson, it was the right decision. “This is one of those cases that the rules were applied 100% correct as they’re written today, for the rules of golf, but it doesn’t mean that everybody doesn’t feel horrible the next day,” Whan told CNN on Monday. “I feel horrible for Lexi Thompson, who proved she’s one of the best golfers …

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‘Bates Motel’ slashes into ‘Psycho’ in final season

March 29, 2017

… body out for a spin to pursue hedonistic fun. Monday’s episode seems almost sure to be polarizing. “Bates Motel’s” loyal fans might have bonded with the characters to the point where the show has assumed a life of its own, and fidelity to “Psycho” is beside the point. Those more invested in Hitchcock’s movie, by contrast — or who at the very least would rather not see it rewritten — have good reason to feel jerked around, and less incentive …

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Chrissy Teigen politely lets Fox News know that she ‘detests’ them

March 28, 2017

Lesson of the day: do not enter Chrissy Teigen’s mentions unless you’re ready to face the cold hard truth about how she feels about you. Fox News learned this the hard way on Monday afternoon. The media organization tagged Teigen in a tweet promoting a story that included her reaction to the United Airlines legging fiasco, and Teigen was quick to shut things down and remind Fox News where they stand in her book. SEE ALSO: Celebrities shared their outrage following Trump’s …

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Foursquare, a SXSW darling, brought the most fun to SXSW 2017

March 27, 2017

… Life without Uber and Lyft is a fun sh*tshow When I came back, and even during the whole ordeal, I found my favorite part to be the 45 minutes that I spent away from all the hullabaloo. It was the cycling class I participated with Foursquare and CYC on Monday, the midway point in my SXSW journey. The invitation wasn’t extended lightly. Mine arrived in my inbox after I expressed my sadness (on Twitter) over Spotify not throwing their own cycling event, as they did in the year prior with …

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Trump credits his Twitter wrath for Kaepernick’s unemployment

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump veered off message Monday night at a campaign-style rally aimed largely at pushing for the Republican health care overhaul to take credit for a completely different issue: keeping former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick out of a job. While talking to the crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, about the nation’s urban communities, Trump swerved in midstream and cited a report that NFL owners were avoiding hiring Kaepernick because they did not …

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Comey’s hearing passes but the political storm rages on

March 21, 2017

(CNN)James Comey is at it again. The FBI director, in his deadpan way, characteristically unleashed a new chain of political consequences Monday, in hours of steely testimony before a House hearing examining Russian meddling in the presidential election. Just five months ago, Democrats were left fulminating at Comey’s handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server. …

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9 things we learned from the Comey hearing

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)The FBI is investigating any possible coordination between members of the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, and there is no evidence of wiretaps on Trump Tower. Those were some of the takeaways from a lengthy hearing Monday where the directors of the FBI and National Security Agency testified before the House Intelligence Committee covering Russian interference in the 2016 election. FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers spent hours …

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Snap Inc. is expanding its Australian footprint with a huge sports deal

March 20, 2017

Snap has signed a deal with theAustralian Football League.Image: Steve Meddle/REX/Shutterstock Snapchat wants those advertising dollars, and what do people like? Sport, of course. Like Twitter before it, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. is chasing deals with Australian sporting codes in an effort to monetise its claimed 4 million daily active users locally. On Monday, it announced a partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL). SEE ALSO: Snapchat needs to evolveor it’ll …

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Neil Patrick Harris celebrated ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ renewal with a tattoo

March 15, 2017

If you’re going to get your first tattoo as an actor, it might as well be something your character has too. Neil Patrick Harris showed off his fresh ink on Instagram Monday to celebrate the announcement that Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Eventswill be returning for a second season. Harris plays the menacing Count Olaf, and got the Baudelaire guardian’s own tattoo for himself. SEE ALSO: Lemony Snicket’s writing advice also applies to living well We got picked …

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Prosecutor Releases Unedited Ferguson Footage To Counter Cover-up Claims

March 14, 2017

The St. Louis County prosecutor released unedited surveillance video on Monday that shows the late Michael Brown at a Ferguson, Missouri, convenience store many hours before he was killed by a police officer in 2014. View the unedited five-part video here. This is not new, not a surprise and not relevant, McCulloch said. The second video, taken not long before the teenager died, was released by police and circulated widely. Inside Ferguson Market and Liquor, Brown is seen pushing the store …

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CNN 10 – March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 South Korea’s former president leaves the executive mansion after being impeached. A “bull market” in the U.S. celebrates a birthday. And a company aims to make a translator out of a smartphone app. All of these stories and more are featured this Monday on CNN 10! TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Clock is ticking on a new week and a new broadcast of CNN 10. I’m Carl Azuz. Happy to have you watching. Major political change is going on right now in …

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