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'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 trailer wants everybody to look what's going down

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:37

If you thought The Handmaid's Tale couldn't possibly get any darker or more disturbing than Season 1, allow the first Season 2 trailer to disabuse you of that notion. 

There's no actual dialogue in the video, just a lot of haunting imagery – of women and men being abused, of the barren Colonies, of a pissed-off June (a.k.a. Offred) looking ready to burn it all down. 

All of it is set to a creepy slowed-down of Buffalo Springfield, because apparently not even Gilead is immune to that particular trailer trend.

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 premieres April 25. Read more...

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Very good dog keeps interrupting his human's shower for a very good reason

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:08

Imagine stepping into your tub for a nice, hot shower, and then looking down to see this little face staring up at you. 

Every time I'm in the shower my dog stares at me, worried, and he must assume I'm upset in here (because he hates baths) so he thinks if he drops his toy in that I'll feel better pic.twitter.com/xfIrRpPdtu

— Rude (@rudeweaver) January 13, 2018

It sounds a little annoying and a lot cute, but once you understand why he's doing it, it turns out to be the sweetest thing ever: Clark, the mini Goldendoodle, is just trying to help his owners through the harrowing ordeal that is the bath. Read more...

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'The Simpsons' star hints at plans to address Apu criticism

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:56

Actor Hank Azaria, the voice of Apu from The Simpsons,  spoke at a TCA panel about Apu's controversy over the years. Even as the series continues, Apu might not pass the bar for cultural sensitivity in 2018 and beyond.

SEE ALSO: 'The Problem With Apu' dives into the damaging effects of stereotyping

“As far as what’s going to happen with the character going forward, it’s really not just up to me,” Azaria said at TCA. “I know that The Simpsons guys are doing that too, they’re giving it a lot of thought and we’ve discussed a little bit. They will definitely address, maybe publicly, certainly creatively within the context of the show what they want to do, if anything, with the character.” Read more...

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Sam Rockwell delighted 'SNL' viewers with an accidental F-bomb

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:39

It's always a treat when Saturday Night Live performers break character. 

Usually it's because one person or another simply has to laugh at the nonsense unfolding in front of them. But for Sam Rockwell, the NBC series' latest guest host, it happened because he couldn't control his filthy mouth.

SEE ALSO: Bill Murray, yes, Bill Murray portrays Steve Bannon in hilarious 'SNL' cold open

Rockwell let an F-bomb fly during a sketch that featured him in the lead role on a Bill Nye-like TV series (though it was clearly inspired by Mr. Wizard's World). The profane utterance was censored during SNL's West Coast broadcast and YouTube share, but it was a naked "fuck" for all the world to hear during the show's initial East Coast timeslot. Read more...

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'Saturday Night Live' takes aim at E! Golden Globes red carpet coverage

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:03

The all-black protest at last weekend's Golden Globes put red carpet commentators in the awkward position of having to balance lighthearted fashion talk with sober conversations about sexual harassment – and not everyone pulled it off.

Of course Saturday Night Live noticed, and of course the sketch comedy series took aim at it in the most recent episode.

Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, and host Sam Rockwell play three E! hosts who try, and mostly fail, to rebrand as a more "fashion-positive" red-carpet rundown. As Strong's Rochelle Koontz giggles nervously, "The times are changing, and we're trying to keep up!" Read more...

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Aidy Bryant had a real message for all men on 'Saturday Night Live' Weekend Update

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:50

The two stars of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update sketch weren't hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost this week. That honor goes instead to two of their guests: Aidy Bryant, as herself (sort of), and Kenan Thompson, as LaVar Ball.

Bryant used her segment to get real with America about being a women in 2018. Mixing bits of herself with an "overly accommodating woman" character, Bryant pulls the curtain back on deeply ingrained gender identities in our culture. She also delivers a scathing take on Mark Wahlberg's gesture of donating his All the Money in the World fee to the Time's Up movement. Read more...

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'Saturday Night Live' takes Stanley Tucci fandom to a weird next level

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:19

Sometimes Saturday Night Live delivers a scathing take on the modern political climate featuring Bill Murray dressed up as Steve Bannon. And sometimes, Pete Davidson raps about his Stanley Tucci fandom with Sam Rockwell at his side, in the guise of the veteran actor.

This sketch is the latter. It's dumb as hell. And it's so much better than it has any right to be. Read more...

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Ginger Page Premium is like having a personal editor across your devices

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:00

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First impressions mean a lot. And these days, most of them happen online. The internet has become the place where we work, play, date, and share our expert unsolicited opinions. The last thing you want to do is e-meet someone in a message rife with errors.

SEE ALSO: These online writing classes can help you finally write that novel

Sometimes a simple spell check isn't enough — because writing is a tricky thing, riddled with context, slang, shorthand, acronyms, and other grammar-related traps. For those times, there's Ginger Page Premium, an app which lets you communicate accurately across all of your devices (that includes when you're frantically sending out an email or message on your phone).  Read more...

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Startup Saent is mythbusting the benefits of multitasking

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:00

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Feel like you've got too much to do and too little time to do it? Welcome to the club. For most people, it's easy to get caught up in everything you have to balance during a typical workday. Not only are you managing a flurry of emails, but there are ongoing projects to deal with, invitation to respond to, ad-hoc requests to be finished on the fly, set deadlines to complete — and (most likely) even more than that.  Read more...

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Learn the secrets to becoming a full-time freelancer by taking these online classes

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:00

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Working from home is seriously the best. Why not do it full-time?

Don't get us wrong. It can be hard to kickstart a professional freelancing career. Which is why you might need a little boost in the right directionThis set of online courses dedicated to professional freelancing offers some great tips and inspiration and is a good place to start.

Separately, these 11 courses would typically cost about $2,200, but you can get the whole bundle for only $29 for a limited time. Here's a glimpse of the useful skills you'll learn on your way to becoming a well-paid freelancer: Read more...

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Bill Murray, yes, Bill Murray portrays Steve Bannon in hilarious 'SNL' cold open

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:09

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough hate-flirting and talking over their guests on "Morning Joe" was a welcome way to return from Saturday Night Live's holiday hiatus, especially with a big reveal under the Steve Bannon Grim Reaper cloak.

Mika (Kate McKinnon) and Joe (Alex Moffat) made everyone as uncomfortable as ever with their wholly inappropriate double entendre and tone-deaf interview an with African-American studies expert (Chris Redd) who couldn't get a word in edgewise.

But the real fire and fury, so to speak, came with SNL alum Fred Armisen's surprise appearance as author Michael Wolff, whose explosive tell-all book Fire and Fury has had Washington tongues waggling over salacious – and possibly erroneous – details about the Trump White House. Read more...

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Mark Wahlberg donated his $1.5 million 'All The Money' fee to Time's Up

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 18:07

In the wake of an uproar over the $1.5 million Mark Wahlberg was paid for his All The Money In The World reshoots, the actor announced Saturday that he will donate the money in his costar Michelle Williams' name to the Time's Up legal defense fund.

Wahlberg's hefty reshoot fee made headlines earlier this week after it was reported that Williams earned just $1,000 for her time. 

SEE ALSO: Michelle Williams reportedly paid less than 1% of Mark Wahlberg's fee for 'All The Money' reshoot

The cast of All The Money In The World reshot multiple scenes after director Ridley Scott cut actor Kevin Spacey from the film following multiple sexual assault allegations. Christopher Plummer replaced himUSA Today first reported the massive pay discrepancy on Tuesday. Read more...

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Apple's 'I'm sorry' for throttling old iPhones isn't good enough for Congress

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:36

The drama surrounding Apple's old iPhone batteries isn't over yet. 

Four U.S. House Republicans sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday asking for answers on batterygate. 

SEE ALSO: Apple's latest iPhone battery fiasco is a betrayal inside of a betrayal

In December, Apple admitted to throttling the speed of older iPhones to increase battery performance, a long-time conspiracy theory among iPhone users that turned out to be true. As a result, Apple issued an apology to its customers, and announced reduced pricing for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement, from $79 to $29. 

But the apology and explanation from the billion dollar company wasn't enough for House Republicans, who want more answers on the subject, according to ReutersRead more...

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'The Walking Dead' will return for Season 9 with a familiar face as the new showrunner

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:26

Scott M. Gimple is out (sort of), Angela Kang is in.

The Walking Dead will return for a ninth season with Kang, a writer on the show since Season 2, occupying the showrunner's seat. She's the series first female showrunner, following Gimple, Glen Mazzara, and Frank Darabont.

SEE ALSO: 'Walking Dead' pulls a 'Game of Thrones,' departs from comics with major character death

Gimple, who has been the showrunner since Season 4, brought stability to the AMC series after tumultuous early years when lawsuits and creative differences between key decision-makers loomed over all. He'll now move into the role of Chief Content Officer for AMC's Walking Dead brand, which includes both the main series and the Fear the Walking Dead spinoff. Read more...

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Dude discovers genius way to get some rest and relaxation at the airport

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:45

Finding a moment of peace and relaxation before a flight or during a layover at the airport may seem impossible, but people have figured out some pretty inventive ways to tune out while traveling.

Sure, some people dive for the noise-cancelling headphones, or maybe a large hood to keep as much of the outside away. But what's to be done if you really need to stretch your legs? 

While some people will get right down on that disgusting airport floor, which has been stomped on by countless dirty shoes from around the world, this airline passenger decided to take things to the next level.

SEE ALSO: If you're one of those people who packs a month's worth of stuff for a weekend trip, you need this bag Read more...

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Liam Neeson's 'witch hunt' comments miss the point of the #MeToo movement

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:36

A note to men in Hollywood: You don't get to call this a witch hunt.

In an interview with Liam Neeson that aired Friday on Irish network RTE's The Late Late Show, host Ryan Tubridy turned the conversation to the sexual misconduct reckoning in Hollywood and referenced a comment Neeson made this week that "there's a revolution happening."

SEE ALSO: Gabrielle Union posts powerful Time's Up message during Golden Globes

"What is happening over there, and is it long overdue, and are you happy to see things moving the way they're moving?" Tubridy asked

"Yes," Neeson started, adding: "There is a bit of a witch hunt happening, too."  Read more...

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COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson will return for another season

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:01

COSMOS is officially returning for another season.

And yes, everyone's favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will be hosting. The season will air in spring 2019 on FOX and Nat Geo. 

SEE ALSO: Sheets of ice found below Mars' surface could be a boon for human exploration

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will serve as executive producer of the show, just as he did when it was revived back in 2015. It featured plenty of mind-blowing science facts, animated history lessons, and Tyson riding around in a weird silver spaceship. 

Yup. We got the band back together. Another season of Cosmos is officially real. “COSMOS: Possible Worlds” To air on @FOXTV & @NatGeoChannnel in a year — Spring 2019. Be therepic.twitter.com/BGFJG11Pim

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 13, 2018 Read more...

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FALSE ALARM: Panic ensues as Emergency Alert Service issues missile threat for Hawaii

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:06

Residents of Hawaii woke up to a terrifying notification on Saturday morning when the Emergency Alert Service issued a ballistic missile warning, telling residents to "seek immediate shelter."

"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," the alert, which was delivered at approximately 8:07 a.m. HST, reads.

SEE ALSO: How wireless emergency alerts work

HAWAII - THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILEpic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 13, 2018 Read more...

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Eliza Dushku says she was 'sexually molested' at age 12 while working on 'True Lies'

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:54

"When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators."

So begins Eliza Dushku's heart-wrenching #MeToo Facebook post, which she shared early on Saturday morning. The post goes on to relate, in great detail, the way Kramer allegedly first groomed her and then lured her to his Miami hotel near the set of the 1994 film.

SEE ALSO: Oprah's Golden Globes speech was the emotional call to action America needs

It's a graphic and frankly disturbing read, made all the moreso by our knowledge of just how young Dushku was at the time. But, like much of what's come out of Hollywood (and plenty of other industries) in this moment of reckoning for sexual predators, it's an important document. Read more...

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A rooster named Frog runs to greet its human getting off the school bus

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:48

The unlikely cute animal of the day today is a rooster. A rooster named Frog. 

According to the YouTube description, every day after school, Frog rushes to greet his human Savannah as she gets off the bus. As you can see from the clip, Frog executes this ritual with enthusiasm and impressive speed.

After Savannah gets off the bus, she quickly picks up Frog and the two lovingly walk to the house.

For more fresh Frog content, check out his YouTube and Instagram, because it's 2018, and roosters have social media platforms. Read more...

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