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Store Clerks Beat Back Armed Robbers in One-Sided Fight, Police Say Store Clerks Beat Back Armed Robbers in One-Sided Fight, Police Say
- August 10, 2017

The Mongas later realized the men were holding real guns. Two employees of a cell phone store in Texas fought off two would-be robbers and chased them away believing the crooks were holding fake weapons - but a gun left behind and found at the scene was fully loaded, police said . (more...)
HBO Hackers Dump Script for Game of Thrones Episode 5
- August 10, 2017

According to Wired , the latest leak was watermarked with " HBO is Falling" which also included emails, financial balance sheets, employment agreements along with a ransom note detailing their motives. HBO spend twelve million for market research and five million for GOT7 advertisements. Specifically, the hackers said HBO should consider the ransom "another budget for [its] advertisements". (more...)
After Disney reveals Netflix exit, stock drops after hours; some rebounding today After Disney reveals Netflix exit, stock drops after hours; some rebounding today
- August 10, 2017

Disney has not yet decided whether Marvel Universe features and Lucasfilm movies, which include the Star Wars franchise, will sit on the service. Ultimately, Disney says it will launch its own streaming video platform to host the content, with a launch slated for sometime next year. (more...)
Disney To End Streaming Deal With Netflix, Launches Their Own Service Disney To End Streaming Deal With Netflix, Launches Their Own Service
- August 10, 2017

The company has been identified as a potential buyer of Netflix , with which it has an exclusive film distribution deal in the USA, with a market value of about $75bn. It's believed that Disney has yet to decide on how films from major studios like Marvel ( Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Lucasfilm ( Star Wars ) will be distributed. (more...)
Victoria Beckham launches legal action against takeaway over advert Victoria Beckham launches legal action against takeaway over advert
- August 10, 2017

A caricature of Beckham has a sash draped over her body that reads "Anorexic Fashion Icon ", and pointing to her body is the phrase, "This Is not thin!" while the words "This Is thin!" are pointing to a pizza . The Chip Shop also apologised to the mum-of-four directly on Twitter , writing: "Hi we would like to appologise if we caused any genuine hurt by using your name on our pizza van.no harm was meant x". (more...)
Over dozen beaches shut over foul palm oil disaster Over dozen beaches shut over foul palm oil disaster
- August 09, 2017

The congealed palm oil looked like clumps of snow blanketing the beaches. In an open letter to the chief secretary for the administration on Tuesday, District Councillor Paul Zimmerman urged the Hong Kong government to reveal details of the two vessels, the identity of their owners, and the location of the collision. (more...)
The Last Jedi' Pics Reveal New Characters! The Last Jedi' Pics Reveal New Characters!
- August 09, 2017

With almost four months to go until Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters across the nation, a fresh batch of new photos from the upcoming next chapter in the beloved franchise have been released courtesy of the good folks over at Entertainment Weekly . (more...)
U.S. to experience ENERGY CRISIS during solar eclipse
- August 09, 2017

For many , the coast-to-coast total eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. On August 21 the moon will pass between the earth and the sun, turning day into night across the entire United States. Before the big event, Cosmic Mike and NASA Solar System ambassador Axel Diaz will share more about the eclipse at a free talk at 6:30 p.m., August 2 at The Candy Factory, 342 N. (more...)
Coen Brothers' TV Series 'Ballad of Buster Scruggs' Lands at Netflix Coen Brothers' TV Series 'Ballad of Buster Scruggs' Lands at Netflix
- August 09, 2017

The streaming series is a Western, for which the bros wrote an original script. According to USA Today , The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is "a six-episode anthology that will tell a different story, with new stars in each episode" and "each installment tells a different story about the frontier era of the American West, focusing on characters including a singing cowboy, OR trail bosses, a high-plains drifter and a prospector". (more...)
Senator: Brain tumor might be why McCain voted against skinny repeal Senator: Brain tumor might be why McCain voted against skinny repeal
- August 09, 2017

A radio host is heard asking "Really?" in a seemingly shocked tone. McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last month . voted around 1:40 a.m. "Really?" she said. "I mean he did get out - just had recovered from getting the brain tumor removed and then flew all the way to Washington, D.C., but do you really think that played a factor in his judgment call?" In a statement , a McCain spokesman said it was " bizarre and deeply unfortunate" that Johnson would question McCain's judgment. (more...)
Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc
- August 09, 2017

Parametrica Management Ltd's holdings in Blue Buffalo Pet Products were worth $268,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. On the other hand if price drops, the contrary is right. They expect $0.21 EPS, up 9.52% or $0.02 from last year's $0.19 per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Blue Buffalo Pet Products , Inc. (more...)
Jim Carrey's lawyers granted permission to share late ex-girlfriend's medical records Jim Carrey's lawyers granted permission to share late ex-girlfriend's medical records
- August 09, 2017

The actor has previously said the lawsuit is a "heartless attempt" to exploit him and the woman he loved. Carrey's lawyer, Raymond Boucher, said that White had been prescribed medication after breast enlargement surgery, that could have been behind her death. (more...)
Game of Thrones Leaks Continue in Ongoing HBO Hack Game of Thrones Leaks Continue in Ongoing HBO Hack
- August 09, 2017

The letter said HBO was the 17th target for the hacking group and that "only 3 of our past targets refused to pay and were punished very badly and 2 of them collapsed entirely". Their biggest threat appears to be dumping videos of future shows online with their logo " HBO Is Falling " superimposed. Meanwhile, many internal documents marked as "confidential" were also released, divulging job offer letters to several top executives, a spreadsheet of legal disputes against HBO , slides ... (more...)
What's Still to Come in Season 7
- August 09, 2017

But even beyond that, there are several big mysteries we're looking to have resolved. And if he doesn't, he'll likely be taken prisoner by Daenerys. When she does, she tells Bran to move and stands next to him. But if it is Varys, the betrayal can not be for love (for obvious reasons). It's true that the only living person Tyrion actually loves is his brother Jaime. (more...)
Diana's former butler Paul Burrell: 'Kate Middleton doesn't have the x-factor' Diana's former butler Paul Burrell: 'Kate Middleton doesn't have the x-factor'
- August 09, 2017

Despite never having the opportunity to meet her in person, Kate Middleton can't escape constant comparisons to her mother-in-law Diana . According to Harpers Bazaar, Prince Harry is said to be planning to transform one of Diana's jewels into an engagement ring for Meghan Markle . (more...)
American Gigolo cinematographer John Bailey elected as Academy president American Gigolo cinematographer John Bailey elected as Academy president
- August 09, 2017

Vice Presidents Kathleen Kennedy and Nancy Utley , Treasurer Jim Gianopulos and Secretary David Rubin were re-elected at the meeting at the academy's headquarters in Beverly Hills. The low profile cinematographer was elected on Wednesday in a surprise twist, succeeding Ms Cheryl Boone Isaacs , who had helmed the institution since 2013. (more...)
Aaron Carter says ex didn't 'understand' his bisexuality Aaron Carter says ex didn't 'understand' his bisexuality
- August 09, 2017

This doesn't bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me. "There's something I'd like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for almost half of my life", the post reads. (more...)
Chris Pratt's 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' scheduled for summer 2019 Chris Pratt's 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' scheduled for summer 2019
- August 09, 2017

Yes, Chris Pratt has now signed on for a film about an assassin with multiple-personality disorder who manifests three distinct personalities - one of a cowboy, the other of a ninja, and the third of a viking. Pratt, as we know, is one of the most in-demand actors working today. Pratt stars in this summer's second highest-grossing movie, Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. (more...)
Kesha Shares Emotional First Performance of 'Praying' Kesha Shares Emotional First Performance of 'Praying'
- August 09, 2017

Luke , whom the singer accused of sexual assault and emotional abuse. In Kesha's first live performance of " Praying " - the first single from her new album Rainbow , which EW gave an A- review - the singer proved she does just fine without the theatrics and choreography of her Warrior , Cannibal , and Animal eras. (more...)
Bruce Springsteen Confirms Fall Broadway Debut Bruce Springsteen Confirms Fall Broadway Debut
- August 09, 2017

Springsteen, who released an acclaimed memoir past year, says the show will loosely follow the arc of his life and his work, with a mix of spoken word and music. "All of it together", Mr. Springsteen said, "is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value". (more...)
Sinéad O'Connor addresses those concerned by her alarming video Sinéad O'Connor addresses those concerned by her alarming video
- August 09, 2017

As Rolling Stone reports , O'Connor posted a video to her Facebook account on August 3rd, which was filmed in motel room in New Jersey, where she states that she has been living alone. "I hope this comforts those of you were concerned". "The stigma doesn't give a shit who you are". "It's like a witch hunt". O'Connor lamented what she described is a lack of support from loved ones, saying that "strangers on Facebook" are kinder to her than her own family. (more...)
Liam Gallagher thought A$AP Rocky's name was Liam Gallagher thought A$AP Rocky's name was "WhatsApp Ricky"
- August 09, 2017

I like him", he stated. "You know, the American geezer, stylish, funny, gold teeth". That means he gets the names of bands, artists and in this case, rappers that his kids are into hilariously wrong. See the Oasis man sing the track a capella. In fact, last week the former Oasis frontman gave one group of musicians quite the night to remember when he popped into an Irish pub in Canada and proceeded to join in their jam session and share a few drinks. (more...)
Game Of Thrones Recap Podcast: Dragons Are The Napalm Of Westeros
- August 09, 2017

Game of Thrones rarely disappoints, and Sunday's heart-stopping episode was no exception. Over the years, Game of Thrones has not only proven to be a global juggernaut, but it's given HBO their biggest hit. Well , the theory above suggests that Bran knows everything now, so he must have given it to her for a reason. The paintings and carvings on the wall also back up Jon's claim that the White Walkers are real. (more...)
The Last Time Sansa and Arya Were Together, They Were Actual Children
- August 09, 2017

We take anything we can. Arya isn't a little girl anymore. Arya Stark showed off her battle skills. However, the real excitement of episode four comes when Deanerys decides she is fed up with "foolish plans" and decides to take things into her own hands. (more...)
Behind the scenes of the epic 'Game of Thrones' 'loot train attack'
- August 09, 2017

With just a handful of episodes to go until the show ends, HBO is pulling out all the stops to ensure season 7 is the biggest one yet. Plus, this is a shorter season of Game Of Thrones than normal, so there's probably only so much content the hackers can leak . (more...)