• MSNBC Makes Network History With Stretch Of No. 1 Cable Ratings
  • ‘Despacito’ singers condemn use of song by Venezuelan government
  • ‘A Better Deal’ is more of the same from Dems
  • Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies
  • Rob Lowe Says You May Not Have Seen The Last Of ‘The Grinder’

MSNBC Makes Network History With Stretch Of No. 1 Cable Ratings

MSNBC has traditionally surpassed CNN in ratings but fallen behind Fox News dominating prime-time lineup that for years featured Bill OReilly at 8 p.m. Eastern time, followed by Megyn Kelly at 9 p.m., leading into Sean Hannity at 10 p.m. Fox News took second place for the week, Nielsen reported, with MSNBC averaging 2.34 million viewers for July 17-21 and Fox News averaging 2.25 million. In individual time slots, Rachel…

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‘Despacito’ singers condemn use of song by Venezuelan government

Caracas (CNN)Luis Fonsi, the singer behind the wildly popular song “Despacito,” often applauds others who cover his big hit. But not this time. “My music is for all those who want to listen to it and enjoy it, (but it’s) not to be used as propaganda that intends to manipulate the will of a people that’s crying out for liberty and a better future,” Fonsi wrote in a statement posted…

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‘A Better Deal’ is more of the same from Dems

(CNN)Democrats would like voters to believe the party’s slogan for its new economic agenda rolled out Monday, “A Better Deal,” describes a program aimed at fighting for regular people — even though it mostly rings like a sales pitch for a discounted item at a shopping mall. Worse, the specifics of the strategy are a path to more electoral failure, because “A Better Deal” embraces falsehoods about economic power while…

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Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorlds former orca-breeding program died Monday at the companys San Antonio park, SeaWorld said. Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release. Kyara had a tremendous impact on the entire zoological team, not to mention all of the guests that had the chance to see her,…

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Alice Cooper’s ‘forgotten’ Warhol found after four decades in storage

(CNN)Alice Cooper can be forgiven for forgetting some of the finer details of the early 1970s. After all, the rock star was touring the world and riding high off the success of tracks like “School’s Out.” “Alice got (it) as a birthday present, way back in the 70s when no one cared really about Andy — he was just coming into his own,” Gordon said over the phone. “We spoke…

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Controversial Singaporean graphic novel wins ‘Oscars’ of comic world

Singapore (CNN)A graphic novel about the history of Singapore stirred controversy before its publication, with a senior official in the city-state once warning that it could “potentially undermine the authority of legitimacy of the government and its public institutions.” Last Friday, Liew and his graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” bagged three Eisner awards — Best Writer/Artist, Best Publication Design and Best US Edition of International Material…

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‘Celebrity Family Feud’ recap: comedians steal the show with big laughs

Normally its all on host Steve Harvey to bring the laughs to the stage on Celebrity Family Feud. However, on the latest episode it was time for some backup as funny people from all walks of life battled it out for charity. Comedians, and married couple, Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael led teams of Hollywoods funniest men and women against each other. Needless to say, with so many quick…

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McDonald’s debuts McDelivery clothing line featuring Big Mac onesie, fry-themed sweatsuit

The new McDonalds McDelivery Collection might just be the next best thing to swaddling yourself in Sausage McMuffins. In honor of its first-ever Global McDelivery Day, McDonalds has debuted a collection burger-themed clothing, footwear and bedding accessories, among other McDonalds-branded apparel. Per a press release, the items were designed to be fun, fashion-forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order McDelivery via UberEATs. MCDONALD’S INVENTS THE…

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Doctor Who Christmas special: First look at Peter Capaldi’s final outing – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Christmas episode is called Twice Upon A Time and features the return of Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts. Details of Peter Capaldi’s final outing in Doctor Who have been revealed as the first trailer for the Christmas special was released online. The one-minute clip for the episode, titled Twice Upon A Time, sees Capaldi and the First Doctor team up. It…

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9 bizarre things that actually happened in the ’90s

(CNN)As we age, we tend to look back on earlier decades’ culture with smug superiority. Here are just nine examples: You had to dial up the Internet — and it took forever Back in the day when you wanted to “surf the Information Superhighway” — er, go online — you had to attach your desktop computer to a modem that would establish a balky Internet connection over the telephone. That’s…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 episode 2 recap: blood flows as the war kicks off

Just when you thought that you were dealing with an episode that wouldnt deliver on the action, Game of Thrones pulled a rabbit out of its hat in the final moments of Season 7, episode 2. As the first pawns are moved in the inevitable war for Westeros, fan favorite characters were taken to task in almost every conceivable way. The episode opens where the premiere left off, at Dragonstone…

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Who Run The World? Girls In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7

After Episode 1, Dragonstone, set a ratings record for the HBO series, Episode 2, Stormborn, pumped up the hype to maximum levels on Sunday night. Not only did showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tease the highly anticipated meetup of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), they gave viewers close to an hour of women dominating in Westeros and thats always a welcome sight. As Olenna Tyrell (Diana…

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George R.R. Martin Says To Expect A New Book (Or Two) In 2018

In a post on his LiveJournal, where all the best ideas are publicized, Martin said to expect the Song of Ice and Fire series next written installment in 2018. Regarding the forthcoming book, The Winds of Winter, Martin had this to say: Initially meant for publication after the Song of Ice and Fire series was done, Fire and Blood is Martins history of House Targaryen, a bloodline that is supposed…

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‘Aquaman’ will find Aquaman experiencing Atlantis for the very first time

Come on in, the water's fine.Image: Warner Bros. Based on the latest Justice League trailer, it sure looks like Aquaman could be the scene-stealing breakout and the good news is that his newfound fans won’t have to wait too much longer to see him fly solo. Swim solo, rather. At Comic-Con today, Warner Bros. shared a little sneak peek at the first footage from Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa and directed…

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All the ‘Ready Player One’ gaming, TV, film references hiding in the new trailer

Image: warner bros via youtube The first trailer for Steve Spielberg’s virtual reality epic Ready Player One has just landed and the response has been positive so far. But for those who aren’t familiar with the book the film is based on, they might wonder why there are so many familiar pieces of pop culture whizzing by the screen. Well that’s because in the book and the film, the next…

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DC has a lot of superhero movies coming, but there’s a major one that’s missing

The gang's all here! Wait, no, there's something missing…Image: warner bros. pictures Marvel might have gotten a head start on building their cinematic universe but DC is planning to catch up faster than a speeding bullet. At Warner Bros. Pictures’ Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the studio debuted a sizzle reel teasing nine upcoming DC films: Aquaman Shazam! Suicide Squad 2 The Batman Justice League Dark Batgirl Green Lantern Corps The…

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Business witches of Instagram take sorcery to a new level

Image: ambar del moral/mashable Katie Karpetz is a business witch. No, really. Karpetz, a Canadian who identifies as a bog witch because of her unruly hair, is literally in the business of selling products marketed specifically for other witches. SEE ALSO: Instagram shares magical ‘Harry Potter’ illustration to mark 20-year anniversary She sells everything from vintage amethyst tower wands designed to soothe insomnia, to custom-made “witch bottles” whose recipes are…

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Female stars call on BBC ‘to sort gender pay gap now’ – BBC News

How much do BBC stars earn? What else did we learn? What will the industry make of star pay? Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female celebrity, earning between 450,000 and 500,000 last year, while the One Show’s Alex Jones was second, earning between 400,000 and 450,000. Discrimination Signatories to the letter also include BBC Sport’s Sue Barker, Today programme journalists Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague, presenter Fiona Bruce and the…

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‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Leads Comic-Con Crowd In Anti-Trump Cheer

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening made no secret of his feelings about Donald Trump at a Comic-Con panel on Saturday. He led the crowd of hundreds of fans in a rousing chant:Lock Him Up! not racist, but No. 1 with racists. Then Bill OReilly called us pinheads and look what happened, Groening said. That may be what inspired Groening to lead the crowd in a loud enthusiastic lock him up…

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‘Minecraft’ is so robust you can practically play ‘Overwatch’ in it

Doomfist has arrived in Minecraft before he’s even made it to Overwatch. YouTuber and Minecraft wizard McMakistein recreated the Overwatch hero Doomfist in Minecraft, abilities and all, without using any mods. McMakistein explained on Reddit that he used over 400 command blocks (special blocks that allow you to execute a line of code in the game) to turn his player character into the gauntlet-wielding hero. All of Doomfist’s punching powers…

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Madame Tussauds brings back Beyonc wax figure after removing it due to criticism

You know you’ve done Beyonc wrong when her whole Beyhive gets involved. A week after Madame Tussauds New York unveiled a horrible wax figure of Beyonc on their museum floor, the sculpture has been removed due to backlash from fans. Fans criticized the wax figure for looking absolutely nothing like the singer. Everything including her hair, face, and especially her skin tone was off, and no one was going to…

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Marshall McLuhan, the ‘man who saw the internet coming,’ gets a Google Doodle

He'd be 106 today.Image: JOHN LINDSAY/AP/REX/Shutterstock Let’s be honest. Google Doodles are probably one of the best things about the internet. They’re fun, and they tend to celebrate a lot of awesome people, and really cool events. But today’s doodle is probably the most fitting for the website, as it literally celebrates the man who “saw the internet coming”, Marshall McLuhan. SEE ALSO: How Conceptual Metaphors are Stunting Web Innovation…

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Google’s GIF-making, image-stabilizing editing app finally comes to Android

You'll be able to capture GIFs like a pro on Android with Google's Motion Stills app.Image: brittany herbert/mashable Google’s Motion Stills app brought some much-needed focus and balance to the iPhone’s Live Photos when it launched last year. Thus far, however, it has only brought its steady video stabilizing goodness to iOS users. That’s no longer the case. Google Research is finally rolling out Motion Stills for Android, giving everyone…

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Are dating apps actually the best way to find new friends?

Forget finding love, dating apps are now for finding friends.Image: Bob Al-greene/mashable Are dating apps even for love anymore, or are we just messing around on them the same way we do on Snapchat and Instagram? The answer is complicated just like the relationships that often spring from these apps. There are still plenty of people out there in search of the perfect match, but the dating app Hater, which…

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