• Teen Is So Confused When Mom Mails Him A Box Of Trash, Then He Finds The Note
  • Street parties planned to remember murdered MP Jo Cox – BBC News
  • Brit Awards: Skepta and Bowie expected to take home prizes – BBC News
  • Brat faces raucous crowd at town hall
  • ‘This Is Us’ delivers most emotional episode yet

Teen Is So Confused When Mom Mails Him A Box Of Trash, Then He Finds The Note

Connor Cox, 18, is a freshman at Westminster College in Pennsylvania. Being a new student away from home, Connor was so excited when his mom Terri told him she was going to send him a care package full of his favorite snacks. He eagerly anticipated his mom’s package to arrive, and when it finally did, he was greeted with two separate boxes. One box was full of all his favorite…

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Brit Awards: Skepta and Bowie expected to take home prizes – BBC News

Willis, a mum-of-three who presents The Voice UK and Big Brother, said she hoped she could “do him proud”. “Every part of me sends so much love and all the best wishes in the world to Michael and his family at such a difficult time,” she said. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. Related Topics Music…

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Brat faces raucous crowd at town hall

Blackstone, Virginia (CNN)Rep. Dave Brat faced a raucous crowd Tuesday night at a town hall here in the outer edge of his district, where a majority of the room interrupted him with angry shouts and jeers. The Virginia Republican took at least 34 questions for over an hour and at times appeared to enjoy the back-and-forth. “I don’t mind boisterousness. I’m having fun,” Brat said toward the end, swinging his…

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‘This Is Us’ delivers most emotional episode yet

(CNN)Warning: This story contains spoilers about the recent episode of “This Is Us.” Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s “This Is Us” reminded viewers why the show is the unrivaled champion of tear-soaked television. The hour, titled “Memphis,” took viewers on a road trip with Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and his cancer-striken biological father William (Ron Cephas Jones). Their destination? Tennessee, where William was looking to reconnect with his past as his…

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Sutton goalkeeper’s midgame pie sparks gambling probe

(CNN)It started as a hilarious highlight to an otherwise lackluster soccer match: Sutton United’s “roly-poly goalie” Wayne Shaw caught snacking on a pie during the second half of the club’s FA Cup match against Arsenal. But what began as a lark has ended with gambling investigations and the reported resignation of the much-loved reserve goalkeeper. You see, Sun Bets — which controversially replaced Sutton’s normal sponsor just for the Arsenal…

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Sidney Poitier’s Daughter On The Groundbreaking Life Lessons Of ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’

At the height of the civil rights movement in 1967, Sidney Poitier defied the odds with his role in Guess Whos Coming To Dinner. Fifty years after its release, Poitiers daughter, Beverly Poitier-Henderson tells HuffPost that the motion picture was groundbreaking for its portrayal of how African-Americans and interracial families were accepted in American society. Following its December 1967 release, the film became one of Columbia Pictures highest grossing theatrical…

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CNN 10 – February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 We’re taking you inside the troubled nation of South Sudan this Tuesday for an explanation of the reasons behind its violence. Then, we define the term “two-state solution” with regard to the Middle East peace process and explore why it’s challenging to achieve. Flooding in California, a rocket launch in Florida, and the fight against “superbugs” are also featured in this show. Click here to access the…

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Listen Up, Academy Here Are The #OscarsWeNeed, According To Twitter!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is in hot water again! No, not for a lack of diversity or overt liberalism, but for the categories being too… um… Oscar-y. Best Lead Actress? Yawn. Best Editing? Snore. Best Original Screenplay? Who fucking cares! Those trite, sleep-inducing categories are the real issues the Oscars need to focus on in order to improve this year’s show.

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Ryan Seacrest shares picture of fire damage at his home

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Mary Berry ‘stands by’ Paul Hollywood after Bake Off move – BBC News

It emerged that the corporation fell 10m short in its offer to Love Productions, which makes the show. The 81-year-old said she was always going to stay loyal to the BBC and wasn’t tempted by a potentially bigger salary at Channel 4. “No, I wasn’t. And anyway, I was never asked to go,” she said. “I avoided being asked. It was suggested what would happen if I did go to…

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New voice for disabled consumers – BBC News

“But many businesses are missing out on this potential customer base by having everyday products and services which aren’t available to disabled people – who, as a result, are regularly excluded from experiences and opportunities that many others take for granted.” The sector champions are: Helen Drury, corporate responsibility manager at shopping centre owner Intu (retail) Suzanne Bull, chief executive of Attitude is Everything (music) Huw Edwards, public affairs director…

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Already a smash hit in China, ‘The Great Wall’ fails to land in the U.S.

Image: Legendary East / Le Vision Pictures / Atlas Entertainment / China Film Group The Lego Batman Movie is #1 in the U.S. for the second straight weekend, but that’s not the big story. Instead, eyes are on The Great Wall a Zhang Yimou-directed blockbuster starring Matt Damon which opened at #3 domestically, with an estimated $18.1 million at the box office. It’s an underwhelming start for a movie said…

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‘Overwatch’ fan video re-casts all the tank heroes as cats, plus one dog

Meet Zarnya, Felinehardt, KI.T, Woofston, and Streetcat, the adorable kitty-cat versions of Overwatch tank heroes Zarya, Reinhardt, D.Va, Winston, and Roadhog. OK fine, Woofston is technically a dog. But Winston is technically a knockoff of Beast from the X-Men movies and comics. Much like the last “Katsuwatch” video from YouTuber dillongoo, this video runs through each cat-ified hero’s various “highlight intros” the bit that plays when said hero wins Play…

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J.K. Rowling thinks up hilarious hashtag in response to Trump’s Sweden comments

The internet can’t get enough of President Donald Trump’s “last night in Sweden” remarks, including, of course, J.K. Rowling. Never one to shy from a little fun at the expense of the U.S. president, theauthor joined in on Twitter’s response to Trump’s confusing reference to a terrorist attack that didn’t actually happen. SEE ALSO: Internet turns to @Sweden on Twitter after Trump appears to invent terror attack #MakeBiscuitDryAgain https://t.co/C7rPpZrcNf J.K….

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Google and Bing to demote pirate sites in UK web searches – BBC News

The Intellectual Property Office led the discussions, with the assistance of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Communications watchdog Ofcom supported the talks by exploring techniques that could be used to ensure internet users avoid coming across illegal content. Security risks Current anti-piracy measures in the UK include court ordered site blocking, efforts to reduce advertising appearing on illegal websites and the Get it Right From A Genuine Site…

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Crowds flock to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con

(CNN)Dressed all in black with her face exposed, Fatima Mohammed Hussein has come to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con event dressed as Bat Girl. “The minute I stepped in, I couldn’t believe this is happening here,” she told CNN. “It’s a big move for Saudi to have something like that.” Hussein was one of the many Saudis who dressed up and flocked to the coastal city of Jeddah to celebrate…

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Eerie sculptures question the boundaries of human form

(CNN)In Choi Xooang’s hyperrealistic sculptures, eyeless heads face off against each other, dismembered hands convene to form fleshy angel wings, and men with dog heads pose in underpants. It’s little surprise then that the Seoul-born South Korean declares: “If one feels uncomfortable physically or mentally when viewing my work, I would say it worked.” The fine detail and often grotesque style of Choi’s work has helped him stand out among…

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Watch the trailer for HBO’s stirring Henrietta Lacks biopic, starring Oprah

If we learned one thing from Hidden Figures(and we learned a whole lot), it’s that Hollywood can and should tell the stories of history’s hidden women. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey, HBO shines a light on the eponymous heroine, whose cells were used in groundbreaking medical research and kept from her family. Winfrey plays Lacks’ daughter Deborah, and the film follows her journey as she…

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‘Planet Earth II’ is using Tom Hiddleston to sell Season 2 and it’s working

We know he’s great at reading poems, and now Tom Hiddleston has lent his voice acting talents to Planet Earth II, soothingly reminding us that we share a planet with awful humans, but also some pretty dope animals. SEE ALSO: Snapchat announces new ‘Planet Earth II’ show What’s that you say, Tommy? Something about love? Monkeys steal things? Does climate change concern you? I hear pain in that perfect elocution,…

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NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving is a flat-Earth truther

Another unanswered question in 2017. Image: christian petersen/Getty Images In 2017, is anything even surprising anymore? Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers guard and NBA All-Star, thinks the Earth is flat and that it’s “not even a conspiracy theory.” Irving shared his view of the world and its 2D shape during the podcast “Road Trippin’ with RJ & Channing,” ESPN reported. He was joined during the podcast by his teammates Richard Jefferson…

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Nike’s Middle East ad promotes women competing in any sport they choose

Image: nike middle east The recent debate over Under Armour and its CEO’s apparent support for President Trump pushed the politics of the leading sports apparel brands into the spotlight. In contrast to Under Armour‘s recent political controversy, Nike has long enjoyed a mostly positive profile when it comes to its position on inclusion and being generally progressive. SEE ALSO: Nike shows it’s no Under Armour with LeBron ad that…

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Loving bride asks 92-year-old grandma to be her bridesmaid

For every terrible story on the news, there is also a heartwarming one unfolding somewhere in the world. This is one of the heartwarming ones. SEE ALSO: Heartwarming video shows boy with Down syndrome dancing to ‘Born This Way’ Redditor rachelamandamay made the entire internet melt when she shared this photo from her wedding. At 92 years young, my granny was the most beautiful bridesmaid! I am so fortunate! from…

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Listen to Lady Gaga’s gorgeous isolated vocals from the Super Bowl

Lady Gaga puts on quite the show, so it’s easy to forget she’s also a phenomenal singer. Here to remind you: her isolated mic feed from this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Yes, it’s a little weird to hear “Poker Face” with no instrumentals, but Gaga’s voice punctuated by long periods of silence is somehow … comforting? At the very least, it’s worth a full listen. More From this publisher…

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Bureau of Labor Statistics uses data to map out the ‘Hunger Games’ districts vs. real places

Image:  Lionsgate Films If you thought the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was boring, just look at how pop culturally relevant they’ve become with their latest blog post. Although the latest Hunger Games movie came out months ago, the Bureau took its own data on employment (based on industries, occupation, employment numbers and geography) to figure out the eternal question of how the dystopian future country of Panem from the…

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Bruce Springsteen just made this young guitar player’s life

Just getting up close to Bruce Springsteen would be enough for many fans, but this kid got to play alongside him and scored a few guitar tips too. The Boss is on tour in Australia, where he played in Brisbane on Thursday. In between songs, he invited a young guy by the name of Nathan Testa, who helped him play Springsteen’s 1973 tune “Growing Up.” SEE ALSO: Passion Pit frontman…

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