‘This Is Us’ delivers most emotional episode yet

February 22, 2017

(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 …

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

February 21, 2017

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 to be budgeted at $150 million, but U.S. ticket sales present an incomplete …

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

February 19, 2017

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 happy “I say 92 years young because she swims one mile/week, …

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Philip Pullman tweets back at fans who can’t wait for his new books

February 16, 2017

… called The Book of Dust, and the first instalment will come out on 17 October. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Pullman said: “People say, ‘Is it prequel? Is it a sequel?’ Well, it is neither.” “It’s an ‘equel’. It’s a different story which begins roughly 10 years before His Dark Materials and ends roughly 10 years after.” In another interview, Pullman said that at the centre of The Book of Dust is “the struggle …

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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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Benedict Cumberbatch ‘honoured’ to top favourite BBC characters poll – BBC News

February 15, 2017

Top 10 favourite British BBC characters 1. Sherlock 29.7% 2. Doctor Who 17.6% 3. Luther 12.4% 4. Basil Fawlty 11.8% 5. The Stig 8.2% 6. Patsy Stone 8.1% 7. Edmund Blackadder 7.4% 8. Hyacinth Bucket 6.1% 9. Vicar of Dibley 5.8% 10. The Daleks 5.6% The BBC Worldwide poll surveyed more than 7,000 people from Australia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico and the United States. Almost 30% of respondents put Sherlock Holmes top, ahead of the Doctor of Doctor Who …

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First ‘Saturday Night Live’ Snap story hilariously features couple boycotting Trump

February 13, 2017

Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett in SNL’s Snap story “Boycott.” Image: nbc/snap inc Now you can get your Saturday Night Live politics fix on Snapchat. The NBC sketch comedy show on Friday rolled out its first SNL story titled “Boycott,” featuring cast members Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett. The short sketch follows a couple as they attempt to to boycott products associated with President Donald Trump including Uber, Lyft and Facebook but find it harder than they …

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New children’s book celebrates iconic artist Keith Haring’s rebellion and generosity

February 10, 2017

… Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing comes out on Feb. 14, just two days shy of the 27-year anniversary of his death. His younger sister, Kay Haring, wrote the book, illustrated by Robert Neubecker. Kay Haring said the project began to take shape more than a decade ago but it took time to create a short story that would embody Keith’s extensive generosity and kindness. “While there is a plethora of material existing on Keith’s exhibitions, rise to fame, iconic symbolism …

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Musicals have ‘least sexy music’ – BBC News

February 10, 2017

Ahead of musicals in the bottom five is world music, folk and even chamber music, which were each chosen by 2% of the 2,030 people polled. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsNitro OTO1 Email Exploder by Tiz Gambacorta and Miso Mlakic 10X Email Exploder by Miso MlakicTrending Traffic – Monthly Trending Traffic is a viral …

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A song for Syria: Why soul star Jodie Abacus is singing about refugees – BBC News

February 9, 2017

Called Keep Your Head Down, it tells the story of a family fleeing a war zone, only to be met with fear and suspicion in the country they had thought would provide safe harbour. Jodie performed it live for the first time on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show on Wednesday night. Ahead of the session, he sat down with BBC News to talk about the story behind the song (and Elton John’s helicopter). Image copyright Household Recordings Image caption The singer has been championed by …

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CNN 10 – February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017

… Azuz at CNN Center in Atlanta. First story involves oceans, arguments over territory, and disputed islands. The Senkaku islands are in the East China Sea. China calls them the Diaoyu Islands. China and Japan have claimed and argued over them for decades. And China recently sailed three of its coast guard ships near the islands. The country did this dozen of times last year and Japan, which provided these photographs, says the Chinese ships sailed into Japanese territory. Tensions between …

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All the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

February 6, 2017

… didn’t expect its German immigrant founder’s story to be so controversial when it was greenlit last October, but it’s taken on new meaning in our current political climate. One construction supply company even tried to include a border wall in its ad, but Fox wouldn’t have it. Others are going to extreme lengths to stand apart from the crowd. Hyundai will become the first brand to film its post-game ad during the event itself. Snickers will air the first-ever live …

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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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Blogging platform Medium to launch a subscription model

February 4, 2017

… people. And GIFs.” It’s not like people aren’t using Medium. The number of posts nearly quadrupled from 1.9 million in 2015 to 7.5 million in 2016, according to Medium’s year in review. Just earlier this week, two Medium posts received mainstream media attention. One post was viewed by more than 5 million people. But revenue hasn’t been a good story, even as Medium has raised $132 million. Mike McCue, CEO of digital publishing app Flipboard, recently spoke on …

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

February 2, 2017

… rushed to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He only suffered a minor concussion. After getting hit, he’d flipped through the air, so he went through extensive trauma tests before being released to a room for rest. It was in that room that Styles confessed to his sister why he’d survived without getting hurt. And from there, Cecily shared the story and it went viral! Twitter / Brian Michael Bendis It gained attention from one of the Spider-Man writers. Brian …

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Radio DJ Mark Goodier praises wife’s action after surviving a stroke – BBC News

February 2, 2017

… with what’s happened, but I’m a very positive person and I’m gradually building up the exercise again. “It’s going to take time, but my story could have been very different if she hadn’t made the call when she did.” Fast action A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, as a result of a clot or bleeding on the brain. It can happen at any age, although most people who have a stroke are older. More than 100,000 strokes happen in the UK …

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Immigrants have built America’s tech industry

February 1, 2017

… father emigrated from Beirut in 1949. Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang was born in Taiwan. Immigrants created some of America’s biggest tech companies, but this, as Gonen quickly discovered, isn’t just a founders’ story. Those companies would not have survived without employing thousands of other immigrants. The future Google, Apple or Yahoo relies on talent from abroad to fill positions and to meet their global ambitions. If the next American-made company wants to connect the world, …

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Baileys Prize: Why do book awards keep changing their name? – BBC News

January 31, 2017

… “Because we waited until we had our own USP [Unique Selling Point] it was not that difficult at all. We had a compelling story to tell.” This year’s winner will be announced on 24 May, with the Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif as chair of the judging panel. So how easily will the Women’s Prize for Fiction Book find a new sponsor? Its co-founder, novelist Kate Mosse, is, as you might expect, optimistic. “We feel very confident about attracting a new sponsor,” she …

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Taraji P. Henson shares super sweet ‘Hidden Figures’ cosplay

January 31, 2017

Just a few days after news of a best picture nomination for Hidden Figures, its star Taraji P. Henson enchanted her Instagram followers with a photo of sweet cosplay inspired by the film. SEE ALSO: Why ‘Hidden Figures’ and its unsung heroes is the ultimate NASA story The photo shows three young girls dressed as the film’s leading women, Katherine Johnson (played by Henson), Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Mone) and Dorothy Vaughan (played by Octavia Spencer). She captioned …

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Amazon and Netflix did something extraordinary at Sundance

January 29, 2017

… awards-contender-turned-controversy-bust The Birth of a Nation picked up two films: Patti Cake$ and Step. And A24 and Focus Features picked up one each, A Ghost story and Thoroughbred, respectively. Besides bigger spending budgets, streamers also have the advantage of not having to prove that their sales translate into box office value. Take Cary Fukunag’s Beasts of No Nation, for example, which Netflix spent $12 million on at least year’s festival. Idris Elba as Commandant in …

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‘Game of Thrones’ universe getting new story from George R.R. Martin this year

January 29, 2017

The long wait for a new Game of Thrones story is over! Unfortunately, the new material isn’t George R. R. Martin‘s long-awaited book. Instead, it’s a short story from the author slated to be included in an upcoming anthology. SEE ALSO: George R. R. Martin hints at a 2017 ‘Winds of Winter’ release date Details as to what exactly will be addressed in the new story have yet to be revealed. All we know for now is that it is set in the Game of Thrones universe. …

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A guide to some of the must-watch Oscar nominees

January 27, 2017

… Salesman” A psychological thriller about a Iranian couple whose relationship becomes strained after moving into a new apartment. How to watch: In theaters. “Tanna” A love story set in the South Pacific. How to watch: Available for pre-order on Amazon. “Toni Erdmann” A story about a woman who bonds with her eccentric father. How to watch: In theaters. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsKonvertio Reseller License – 25 People WordPress Engagement …

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13 Surprising Things You Never Knew About The Classic Show The Waltons

January 25, 2017

For nine seasons spanning 10years, audiences tuned in to watch the wholesome story of John-Boy and his family onThe Waltons. After the success of their initial television movie,The Homecoming: A Christmas story, the network decided to take a chance on a full series run despite some reservations from top brass. Set in the mountains of Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II, the show epitomized core family values and traditions that folks clearly wanted more of in the 1970s. …

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In the age of YouTube, what’s the point in Saudi Arabia’s cinema ban?

January 25, 2017

… industry, but we will need more people to join us in this journey if we want our products to truly shine. Without cinemas, investment in Saudi film will never flourish. Without Saudi film our side of the story will never truly be told. Editor’s note: Haifaa al-Mansour is a Saudi Arabian film director. Her debut feature “Wadjda” was the first feature film shot in Saudi Arabia, and the first by a female director. It was submitted by Saudi Arabia in the Best Foreign Language …

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Snapchat to publishers: Stop with the profanity and ‘overly sexualized’ stories

January 24, 2017

… can be tweaked if there is a sufficient newsworthy value to what is being shown. Snap does require that publishers to have a warning before any violent content, as the company itself has done. For instance, for a recent Snapchat-curated Our story around the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Snap included a 10-second warning image prior to a video showing blood on the tarmac. In regards what some may categorize as addressing fake news, the guidelines state that publishers must properly …

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