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Bashing Trump Is Not Working For Flake In His Home State
- August 04, 2017

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeTrump admin not opposed to new war authorization McCain: Arizona was about to get "screwed" by GOP healthcare plan Trump, GOP senators unveil measure to cut legal immigration MORE (R-Ariz.) has a job approval rating of only 18 percent in Arizona , according to a new poll. (more...)
Scope of HBO Hack Widens — Shades of Sony Scope of HBO Hack Widens — Shades of Sony
- August 04, 2017

They also said they made off with 1.5 terabytes of content in all from the premium cable network, also promised that more leaks are "coming soon". At this point, the HBO hack seems a bit reflective of the 2014 Sony Pictures hacks, which have been called one of the "worst cyber attacks in corporate history". (more...)
How the Iron Bank May Decide Who Wins Game of Thrones
- August 04, 2017

Dany ended the meeting by telling Jon he's not her prisoner. yet. And in other answered questions, we're pondering over the fate of Yara Greyjoy who at last count was being paraded down the streets of King's Landing . But my prediction entering the season was that he and Cersei were headed for a bitter split, a split that could see one or both losing their lives. (more...)
Olenna on 'Game of Thrones': The Best Memes, Tweets, and Reactions
- August 04, 2017

Also, we can see Daenerys saying, " Enough with the clever plans ". Jon Snow was last seen heading towards Dragonstone with Davos ( Liam Cunningham ). We're not sure if Jorah knows Daenerys is in Westeros, but he'll probably figure it out and make his way to his Khaleesi and fight for her very soon. (more...)
Game of Thrones star confirms show exit
- August 04, 2017

Jaime Lannister wouldn't stoop to Euron's level just to compete for Cersei's affections, would he? He will stab her in the back when he feels it will benefit him. Though " Game of Thrones " viewers only received the slightest taste of Tyrell history in the series, Olenna lets us know that she's a woman born with a rapier-sharp intelligence, surrounded entirely by men who enjoy higher status and possess markedly lower IQs. (more...)
Can You Find the Easter Eggs in Lorde's New Can You Find the Easter Eggs in Lorde's New "Perfect Places" Video?
- August 04, 2017

To the dedicated Lorde listener, this looks like a visual pun on " Swinging Party ", the Replacements song she covered as a B-side to 2013 single "Tennis Court" (the song was later included on the extended edition of Pure Heroine ). Credit: Brendan WalterLorde has premiered the video for her song " Perfect Places ", the closing track on her sophomore album, Melodrama . In the clip, released on Thursday, the 20-year-old singer jets off to sprawling beaches, lush forests, and waterfall ... (more...)
Olenna Tyrell Just Proved She's the True Queen of 'Game of Thrones'
- August 04, 2017

In the latest trailer, Cersei may have secured the trust of the Iron Bank but Jaime Lannister is still looking to add to the Lannisters gold reserves by raiding some stocks in Highgarden. The long awaited meeting with Dany was a tad turgid - mainly because Emilia Clarke's acting is becoming hammier with every passing minute - but Tyrion reiterated his status as the most important of the supporting characters, reminding us what a shame it is that he will never sit on the Iron Throne . (more...)
ESPN The Ocho is Happening, for One Day Only ESPN The Ocho is Happening, for One Day Only
- August 04, 2017

The movie's inclusion of The Ocho poked fun at ESPN's propensity for creating endless networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, ESPN Classic, ESPNU, the list goes on). The Ocho showcased an entire dodgeball tournament, in addition to sports like soccer with a ball on fire, lawnmower racing and tons of other insane "activities". (more...)
Jill Duggar's Husband Derick Dillard Slammed for Transphobic Comment, TLC Responds Jill Duggar's Husband Derick Dillard Slammed for Transphobic Comment, TLC Responds
- August 04, 2017

Dillard has yet to delete his controversial tweet. "Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God", he told his 121,000 followers. "Very hypocritical of your family to profit from a network which airs content against your beliefs". The LGBTQ community in particular has been the source of numerous family's most toxic rants, but this may be the first time someone in the Duggar camp has openly singled out a teenager. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' meetings and reunions in 'The Queen's Justice'
- August 04, 2017

Then there's everything that happened during " The Queen's Justice ". While Jon's objective for arriving was to seek out the Dragonglass found beneath Dragonstone , Daenerys wanted the newly crowned king to bend the knee to her . Sansa is doing what she's always done: survive. If not her moral compass, you at least have to respect her planning. Sansa is practical and she navigates the world with a tired demeanor. (more...)
'Game of Thrones': Did Olenna Tyrell have the best death ever?
- August 04, 2017

Show a little more respect, please. Olenna didn't gloat like the Red Viper, or angrily choke like Joffrey. So Olenna conspires with Petyr Baelish (aka Littlefinger, who is now Sansa Stark's right-hand man) to kill Joffrey. Olenna vs. Tyrion: The only other person on Game of Thrones with a tongue to rival Olenna is the Imp. When Brandon marched South to storm King's Landing over the supposed abduction of Lyanna Stark, he was arrested, drawing his father South to help. (more...)
Pregnant Serena Williams maintains training regimen Pregnant Serena Williams maintains training regimen
- August 04, 2017

His wife-to-be, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, has also come up with a theory on the gender based on her triumph at the Australian Open in February, which she won shortly after discovering she was pregnant . "If anything, though, it really just reinforced how just fantastic and strong and powerful and awesome women are and how useless we are during this whole thing". (more...)
The Enemy Within Unleashes A Launch Trailer, And A Very Diabolical Riddler The Enemy Within Unleashes A Launch Trailer, And A Very Diabolical Riddler
- August 04, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series will release for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac on August 8th, 2017 with the series' first episode, while the series will come to iOS and Android in early October . This season will also include Telltale's unique multiplayer " Crowd Play' feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an online connection". (more...)
Ascendant, the fourth installment of Divergent series being developed for Starz TV Ascendant, the fourth installment of Divergent series being developed for Starz TV
- August 04, 2017

It's now unknown whether Ascendant will reunite Divergent series stars Shailene Woodley (Tris Prior), Theo James (Four), and Ansel Elgort (Caleb Prior). That's all in the past, though, and the Divergent series won't be stopped so easily. Pre-orders for " Allegiant " exceeded those of any book in the history of HarperCollins. (more...)
Game of Thrones Screencap Breakdown: "The Queen's Justice"
- August 04, 2017

Martin loves to write, "words are wind", especially coming from someone whose father brutally murdered members of Jon's own family once upon a time. If Jon and Tyrion can remain on the same team, the good guys may be able to defeat the impending threats. "The dead are your enemy". He sees the grandeur she surrounds herself in but is also impressed by the woman who sits on the Dragon Throne . (more...)
Teamsters threatened to 'smash' Padma Lakshmi's face in: testimony Teamsters threatened to 'smash' Padma Lakshmi's face in: testimony
- August 03, 2017

Other insults such as "c-nt" and a bad racial slur were recorded as well. Defence lawyers said the men, John Fidler, Daniel Redmond, Robert Cafarelli and Michael Ross , were legally picketing outside the restaurant where Top Chef was filming as Teamsters Local 25 sought to negotiate jobs for its members. (more...)
Restored Power just 1-2 Days Away Restored Power just 1-2 Days Away
- August 03, 2017

Lee Electrical Construction has installed all three cables needed for the overhead solution. The new line will need to be energized for several hours while tests can be conducted, CHEC said. North Carolina Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Hass says construction workers stuck the steel casing in the ground in a spot where they meant to leave it temporarily. (more...)
Al Gore compares Donald Trump administration to Game of Thrones' Red Wedding Al Gore compares Donald Trump administration to Game of Thrones' Red Wedding
- August 03, 2017

This comes after the chaos that engulfed the White House which resulted in the resignation of several top ranking officials. Mr. Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci, a NY financier, as White House communications director July 21, spurring the resignations of both his press secretary, Sean Spicer, and chief of staff, Reince Priebus. (more...)
Sylvester Stallone to guest star in 'This Is Us' Season 2 Sylvester Stallone to guest star in 'This Is Us' Season 2
- August 03, 2017

Remember the huge Ron Howard movie that Kevin (Justin Hartley) was offered in the finale ? Fogelman said Stallone plays the "father figure in the film that [Kevin is] shooting". "The cast is what makes this work". "In a way we were all born with the Jack death mystery and whether anything else holds up to that amount of intrigue and mystery is not for me to say, but we have some big whoppers of plot twists and things coming that are going to take people's feet out from under them", ... (more...)
Camila Cabello Releases New Songs 'Havana' Featuring Young Thug & 'OMG' Featuring Quavo Camila Cabello Releases New Songs 'Havana' Featuring Young Thug & 'OMG' Featuring Quavo
- August 03, 2017

If anyone thought they had heard the last of new music to come from Camila Cabello before her debut album drops...well, they were totally wrong. There is an overall sexy, chilled vibe to the track, which pays tribute to Camila's Cuban roots. (more...)
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power's IMDB rating is ridiculous An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power's IMDB rating is ridiculous
- August 03, 2017

Administration officials at the time sidestepped questions about whether Trump believed that climate change was a "hoax", as he had said prior to becoming president. They have made some headway. If Gore had shown more of this side of himself back in the day and not been such a robotic politician, he wouldn't have needed Florida to win the 2000 election. (more...)
Luann and Tom D'Agostino File for Divorce Luann and Tom D'Agostino File for Divorce
- August 03, 2017

Last month, the pair faced divorce rumors, but Luann denied the reports, telling People magazine, "Tom and I are in love, and marriage takes work". The then-Luann de Lesseps has been a member of the RHONY cast since it first aired in 2008. (more...)
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine
- August 03, 2017

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) is an interesting stock at present. BidaskClub cut Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE: DKS ) for 1.39 million shares. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.94%. (more...)
Kennedy Center Honors tap their first rapper: LL Cool J Kennedy Center Honors tap their first rapper: LL Cool J
- August 03, 2017

In a press release announcing the honors, Kennedy Center chairman David M. Rubenstein wrote, " Carmen de Lavallade is a national treasure whose elegance and talent as a dancer led to a career touching many art forms". Despite de Lavallade's theatrical credits, theater is mostly absent this year, with no playwrights, actors, directors or designers among the bunch. For a cultural center built around an opera house and symphony hall, it's depressing that this year not one classical musician has ... (more...)
Akshay Kumar's 'PadMan' gets April 2018 release date Akshay Kumar's 'PadMan' gets April 2018 release date
- August 03, 2017

Padman is directed by R Balki. The poster depicts Akshay - dressed in a simple linen trouser and pants combination - bicycling along what seem to be the ghats of Varanasi or Haridwar, a stainless steel tiffin slung on the handlebars. So I will have to say this. I would like to thank Vogue for this award. Despite the makers of 2.0 officially confirming the release date as January 25th, there is still lots of noises regarding the movie making for the time or not. (more...)