CNN 10 – February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017

… earlier in July. The country broke away from Sudan in 2011 after decades of epic and political conflict. South Sudan’s president is this man, Salva Kiir, and this is his long time rival and vice president, Riek Machar. Civil war broke out in 2013 after the president accused the vice president of an attempted coup. Machar was sacked and forces loyal to each side began fighting. The conflict also has a strong ethnic dimension. You see Kiir is a Dinka. That is the largest ethnic group in …

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

February 19, 2017

… him about the topic after the podcast aired. SEE ALSO: Here’s even more proof that Steph Curry and Lebron James rule the NBA universe “I think people should do their own research, man,” Irving told ESPN. “Hopefully they’ll either back my belief or they’ll throw it in the water. But I think it’s interesting for people to find out on their own.” “I’ve seen a lot of things that my educational system has said that was real that turned out …

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Yes, time is moving slower in Trump’s America

February 18, 2017

… draining. He does everything for attention.I’m tired of thinking or hearing about him.It’s only been a month Alina (@alinathequeenx) February 6, 2017 Trump has not been president for a month yet. Whatever else the man can do, he can sure slow time to a crawl. https://t.co/kiU2GVg46q Rob Graham (@ErrataRob) February 14, 2017 If time flies when we’re having fun, the opposite seems to happen when we’re in crisis While these tweets may seem hyperbolic, a 2007 report …

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10 Facts You Probably Never Knew About Megastar Tom Cruise

February 18, 2017

At the age of 54, Tom Cruise is one of the biggest movie stars today. He got his start as a young man and quickly rose to international stardom. many may remember him most early on fromRisky BusinessorTop Gun,but he was in a few films even before those, includingEndless Love andTaps. His filmography has grown since then and is chock-full of multi-million-dollar blockbusters. Tom Cruise’s life hasn’t been all roses, even though he is consistently one of the top-paid actors in the …

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Darren Criss to play Versace’s killer on ‘American Crime Story’

February 16, 2017

(CNN)Darren Criss is reuniting with “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy. Criss has been tapped to star in the third installment of Murphy’s FX anthology, “Versace: American Crime Story,” the network confirmed to CNN. Criss will play Andrew Cunanan, the man who killed famed fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps of Versace’s Miami home in 1997. …

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10 Surprising Things You Never Knew About The Late Patrick Swayze

February 15, 2017

… His father, Wayne Swayze, also helped him become the man he grew into, instilling moral codes at an early age. Patrick is most well known for his moviesDirty Dancingand Ghost,but those are just two of the many projects he embarked upon. He also dabbled in TV appearances, action films, and even music. The actor, singer, and dancer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007. Two years later, at age 57, he passed away with his family by his side. It was sad for many, but his legacy will always be …

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11 Things You Probably Never Knew About John Travolta

February 13, 2017

There have been a lot of heartthrobs who’ve graced the silver screen over the past few decades. However, some have shined just a little brighter than the rest. John Travolta captured a lot of hearts in his day. While he’s off the market now, being a happily married man (the couple celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary in 2017), plenty of us may still consider him to be our earliest celebrity crush. Of course, wecan still look back at his past performancesand fall in love all over …

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No joke: 6 times comedy changed the way we live

February 9, 2017

… began doing a monologue in his stand-up act called “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” The words: sh*t, p*ss, f**k, c*nt, c**ksucker, motherf**ker and t*ts. After Carlin did the bit onstage at a festival in Milwaukee, he was arrested and the monologue was played at his trial, drawing giggles in the courtroom (a judge tossed out the case). The next year, a man complained to the Federal Communications Commission that his young son had heard Carlin’s routine on the …

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‘This is Us’ cast pays viewer a visit

February 8, 2017

(CNN)What’s better than watching your favorite TV show curled up on your couch? Clearly, a knock on the door from one of the stars of that show. That’s exactly what happened recently to a lucky “This Is Us” fan. Milo Ventimiglia, who stars in the hit series, was filming scenes last week when he happened to notice a man watching the show next door. …

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Guy Hamilton: The James Bond director who went undercover in WW2 – BBC News

February 5, 2017

… under legendary director Carol Reed on movies such as The Third man, later directing blockbusters including The Colditz Story and Battle of Britain, as well as four Bond movies – Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, The man with the Golden Gun and Live and Let Die. And for Moore, Hamilton’s experiences in the Royal Navy informed the way he helped to bring Bond to life on the silver screen. “Guy was very much a James Bond character himself,” the actor said. “He always …

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10 Unexpected Facts About The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet

February 4, 2017

… Nelsons’ House Was Their Actual Home Wikimedia Commons After divorcing his wife and losing the married man’s deferment in 1944, the comedian’s absence from his radio show led the way for his band leader, Ozzie, to takeover his slot with the family series. 3. David And Ricky Were Played By Other Actors At First Wikimedia Commons / Decca Records If (like me) you assumed the nickname, which he later shortened to Rick in an attempt to appear more …

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Colin the Caterpillar is getting married and you can’t even get a date

February 3, 2017

… long term pal Percy Pig, who’s tipped to be Best man, said in a statement. “Im delighted that Colin has now found his true love. I know hell be as happy as Penny and I we cant wait for the celebrations,” Percy continued. Colin the Groom and Connie the Bride are available for pre-order now, priced at 50 ($63) each. There’s hope yet for the rest of us! BONUS: This chocolate kebab is what you need to get through your day …

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Little Boy Gets Hit By Car, Then Confesses To His Sister He Survived Because Hes Spider-Man

February 2, 2017

Little kids have a very funny way of handling situations that could end badly. For Styles Johnson IV, a 7-year-old in Arizona, getting hit by a car could have been an incredibly difficult time. But thankfully, the little boy was not majorly injured. In fact, his biggest health concern after the accident was a concussion. Most would say he’s very lucky. But Styles told his sister there’s a reason he didn’t get hurt. He’s Spider-man. You know, the superhero that was bitten …

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‘Father Of Pac-Man’ Dies

January 31, 2017

Masaya Nakamura, the founder of an innovative Japanese entertainment company that invented the video game Pac-man, has died. He was 91. Nakamuras company, Namco, introduced Pac-man in 1980, as the video game industry was in its infancy.The game became an instant hit with arcade players, who enjoyed racking up points by moving a chomping, circular Pac-man around a board with an insatiable appetite to eat gold balls and elude ghosts. Fairfax Media via Getty Images Versions of Pac-man were …

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John Hurt, known as Ollivander from ‘Harry Potter’, dies at 77

January 30, 2017

John Hurt in 2015. Image: Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) Award-winning British actor and knight John Hurt died at 77 Friday, roughly a year and half after announcing he had pancreatic cancer, Mashable has confirmed. The actor of stage and screen had hundreds of credits dating back into the 1960s, but he was most known for his roles in Alien, 1984, Doctor Who and The Elephant man. For a younger generation, he was known for playing the wandmaker Garrick Ollivander who appeared in three of the …

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Actor John Hurt of ‘Elephant Man,’ ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Alien’ dies at 77

January 28, 2017

(CNN)Actor John Hurt, the gravelly voiced British actor who garnered Oscar nominations for his roles in “Midnight Express” and “The Elephant man,” has died at the age of 77, publicist Charles McDonald said Friday. McDonald offered no other details of Hurt’s passing. Hurt always stayed busy, working more than six decades in television, movies and voice work in England and the United States. He recently played a priest who counsels Jacqueline Kennedy …

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A guide to some of the must-watch Oscar nominees

January 27, 2017

… Go”) How to watch: In theaters. “My Life as a Zucchini” A stop-motion about a group of orphans who form a bond. How to watch: In theaters on February 24. “The Red Turtle” A dialogue-free film about a shipwrecked man who makes a new start. How to watch: In theaters. “Zootopia” A Disney movie about a mammal-filled metropolis. How to watch: Available for purchase or rent on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Best foreign language film “Land of …

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At the Women’s March on Washington, mothers and daughters walk together, with joy

January 23, 2017

… the Affordable Care Act. Voting rights. LGBT rights.” “Whether we all agree with each and every issue doesn’t matter. We all have to support one another.” “This is just the kickoff. We’ll do this as long as this man is in office and beyond.” From left: Susan Siegel, Rachel Siegel, Saundra Sandra: “This is the march towards changing the image of leadership in this country. We need to get more women in positions of power, and certainly as …

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Silicon Valley women march in DC and plan for their future under Trump

January 23, 2017

… startup that produces a tampon alternative, told a group of her peers from Silicon Valley during dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant in Capitol Hill. It would be hard to find Silicon Valley founders and staffers more attuned to the risks of the Trump administration than the ones who gathered with Schulte in D.C. on Friday night. In town for the Women’s March on Washington, the 18 women and one man all worked in some way on womens health a growing segment of the tech industry and an area …

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