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The Bellas Are Back in First Trailer for Pitch Perfect 2
November 21, 2014 – 12:11 pm | No Comment
The Bellas Are Back in First Trailer for <i>Pitch Perfect 2</i>

It’s been almost three years since Anna Kendrick and her college acapella group took their campus by storm, and now their back to take on the world. The first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 was …

‘Hunger Games’ Cast Unites to Sing Taylor Swift
November 16, 2014 – 9:14 pm | One Comment
‘Hunger Games’ Cast Unites to Sing Taylor Swift

Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live last night, and one of the most talked-about sketches was actually his opening monologue. He mentioned that the last time he hosted the show was 25 years ago- in …

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Tops Box Office
November 16, 2014 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Tops Box Office

Hey Harry!!! If you can believe it, sequel Dumb and Dumber To topped the box office this weekend with $38.1 million, twenty years after the original hit theaters.
As Variety notes, this is the best opening …

“Too Many Cooks” Is the Weirdest Fake Sitcom Intro Ever
November 8, 2014 – 11:54 am | One Comment
“Too Many Cooks” Is the Weirdest Fake Sitcom Intro Ever

This week saw one of it’s greatest, weirdest pieces of pop culture premiere… at 4am on Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network. As part of the networks “Informercials” shorts, “Too Many Cooks” parodies the opening …

Check Out The First Trailer For Furious 7 With Paul Walker
November 2, 2014 – 11:15 am | No Comment
Check Out The First Trailer For <i>Furious 7</i> With Paul Walker

Furious 7? Yep, it’s happening. But the insanely successful series proved that ludicrous numbers of sequels aren’t just for B-movie horror titles anymore, ever since the surprising success of Fast Five.
Furious 7 garners special attention …

Civilian Spacecraft Crashes, Killing One
November 1, 2014 – 2:16 pm | No Comment
Civilian Spacecraft Crashes, Killing One

An experimental spacecraft crashed yesterday, killing one. The wreck of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo led to the first casualties in space travel since the Columbia shuttle disaster in 2003.
Details are still coming in, but Virgin Galactic …

Will You Use Starbucks’ Upcoming Delivery Service?
October 31, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment
Will You Use Starbucks’ Upcoming Delivery Service?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz announced this week that the massive coffee shop chain will be rolling out limited delivery options in select markets next year. But the move has left business experts scratching their heads …

Jim Carrey Perfectly Lampoons Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln Commercials
October 26, 2014 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
Jim Carrey Perfectly Lampoons Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln Commercials

Is Jim Carrey working on a comeback? He showed of some of his best work in recent memory this week while hosting Saturday Night Live, especially with a series of digital shorts parodying the ads …

Django Unchained Actress Detained by Police for Kissing White Husband?
September 14, 2014 – 11:20 am | One Comment
<i>Django Unchained</i> Actress Detained by Police for Kissing White Husband?

Los Angeles-based actress Danielle Watts, best known for her roles as Coco in Django Unchained, says she was handcuffed and detained by police after refusing to produce ID when no charges or reasons for suspicion …

Kanye West Halts Concert Until Seated Attendees Prove They’re Handicapped
September 13, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment
Kanye West Halts Concert Until Seated Attendees Prove They’re Handicapped

Kanye West‘s infamous ego and mouth may have gotten him in trouble once again. At a concert in Sydney, Australia, the superstar rapper reportedly halted his performance when he spotted one and then another audience …

No Good Deed: Studio Cancels Advance Screenings To Preserve “Audience Experience”
September 12, 2014 – 10:46 am | No Comment
<i>No Good Deed</i>: Studio Cancels Advance Screenings To Preserve “Audience Experience”

The Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba film No Good Deed is set to be one of the weekends biggest, if not most critically acclaimed, movie debuts this weekend. But there are no reviews of …

Ronald Reagan Didn’t Like How Roots Portrayed White People
September 8, 2014 – 4:02 pm | 2 Comments
Ronald Reagan Didn’t Like How <i>Roots</i> Portrayed White People

A popular historian of the conservative movement has uncovered an interesting and timely tidbit: conservative icon President Ronald Reagan did not like the (near) universally loved TV mini-series Roots. The Great Communicator apparently found the …

Drew Carey Offers Reward for “Ice Bucket Challenge” Assault on Autistic Boy
September 7, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
Drew Carey Offers Reward for “Ice Bucket Challenge” Assault on Autistic Boy

Actor, comedian, and TV host Drew Carey has offered $10,000 to anyone who helps police apprehend the people behind a disturbing prank against an autistic boy.
In the incident, students from a Cleveland-area high school dumped …

Official Alternate HIMYM Is What Everyone Wanted
September 6, 2014 – 2:47 pm | One Comment
Official Alternate <i>HIMYM</i> Is What Everyone Wanted

After the fiasco that was the How I Met Your Mother ending, Fox (the studio behind the show) announced that it would release an official alternate ending with the complete DVD collection on Sept. 23. …

New Massive Dinosaur Discovered, “Feared Nothing”
September 5, 2014 – 12:31 pm | One Comment
New Massive Dinosaur Discovered, “Feared Nothing”

Tyrannosaurus Rex might have been king, but a newly-discovered species of dinosaur reportedly dwarfs the most famous dinosaur. Dreadnoughtus schrani is believed to have been 85 feet long, and weighed 65 tons.
The paleontologist who led the effort …

iCloud Vulnerability May Have Allowed For Celebrity Nude Hack
September 1, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment
iCloud Vulnerability May Have Allowed For Celebrity Nude Hack

In the wake of leaked nude photos of dozens of celebrities, tech blogs are suggesting that a recently-patched flaw in a popular iPhone app may have created the opportunity for the photos to be hacked. …

All-Clear Given At Fort Lee, Virginia After Shooter Situation
August 25, 2014 – 11:08 am | No Comment
All-Clear Given At Fort Lee, Virginia After Shooter Situation

An army base is returning to normal this morning after it was briefly locked down due to a reported active shooter situation. Details are sparse out of Fort Lee in Virginia, but no casualties are …

Earthquake Strikes Northern California
August 24, 2014 – 9:50 am | No Comment
Earthquake Strikes Northern California

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Northern California early this morning. It was the strongest quake in the area since 1989.
The earthquake was centered 3 miles northwest of the American Canyon, a Napa County city that is …

#EricGarner: Staten Island Protests Go Peacfully
August 23, 2014 – 3:50 pm | One Comment
#EricGarner: Staten Island Protests Go Peacfully

Thousands of demonstrators marched through Staten Island today to urge police reform in the wake of the death of Eric Garner. Garner, an asthmatic, was killed on July 17 as police placed him in an …

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For– What Do The Reviews Say?
August 22, 2014 – 11:42 am | One Comment
<i>Sin City: A Dame To Kill For</i>– What Do The Reviews Say?

The reviews are in for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And they seem to agree that the sequel is a pretty empty shell of violence, style, and nudity– but isn’t that why everyone’s …

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