Drake’s “KiKi” Has Been Revealed & It Appears She Loves Him And Is Definitely Riding

For weeks since Drake released Scorpion and the #InMyFeelingsChallenge took off, fans have been trying to figure out who KiKi could possibly be. An insider close to Drake has finally cracked the case, according to The Jasmine Brand.

The real KiKi is actually  K’yanna Barber, a 24-year-old woman from Oakland, California that Drake was dating.

Drake has a history of name dropping girls that he’s been romantically linked to in his songs so this isn’t far-fetched. The two were reportedly seeing each other back in 2016 but the relationship was short-lived.

It’s highly likely that K’yanna is also the KB sings about, as those are her initials.

Of course, she’s loving all of the attention. And if the question is if she’s riding, the answer is yes. Recently, she defended Drake after it was discovered that he had a child that the public didn’t know about.

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New The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Details Revealed

New gameplay and story details about The Last of Us Part 2 have been revealed.

Writer and director Neil Druckmann, along with co-game directors Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau, shared new information about the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive during an E3 Coliseum panel, hosted by IGN’s own Lucy O’Brien.

Ellie’s ability to move around the environment will be key to survival. The game’s expanded traversal and stealth mechanics allow Ellie to interact with the environment in a much deeper way than the first game and add an extra sense of realism to the experience. Unlike the first game, a jump button is included, and the new dodge mechanic shown off in the recently released gameplay demo is an important part of the combat.

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Revealed: New Links Between Harvey Weinstein and Marchesa, His Wife’s Fashion Label

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After months of absence, Marchesa returned to the red carpet last month, with Scarlett Johansson wearing a gown by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s label to the Met Gala. A warm Vogue profile of Chapman—the estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein—and supportive editorial by Anna Wintour followed soon after.

Chapman is planning the comeback and continued life of Marchesa—and key to that is ensuring that the scandal and legal battles surrounding Weinstein, and his history of alleged sexual assaults, do not permanently infect Marchesa. Or even destroy it.

Now, a Daily Beast investigation has found a series of connections between Marchesa and a company listed on court documents as “doing business as” Marchesa—one that may be directly linked to Weinstein himself—and sources tell The Daily Beast that Weinstein allegedly provided money to Marchesa as it launched itself into the fashion stratosphere.

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Brain activity patterns underlying fluent speech revealed

When we speak, we engage nearly 100 muscles, continuously moving our lips, jaw, tongue, and throat to shape our breath into the fluent sequences of sounds that form our words and sentences. A new study reveals how these complex articulatory movements are coordinated in the brain.
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Ant McPartlin’s emotional last TV appearance revealed on Britain’s Got Talent as he congratulates contestants through to live semi-finals

ANT McPartlin’s emotional last TV appearance on Britain’s Got Talent will be aired tonight as he congratulates the contestants going through to live semi-finals.

The pre-recorded episode is the last time the 42-year-old will be on screen after cancelling all his telly work and checking into rehab  following a drink-drive charge.

Ant McPartlin will appear alongside Declan Donnelly for the final time on Britain’s Got Talent tonight

It leaves co-host Declan Donnelly to present the live shows solo when they begin next week.

The Geordie duo aren’t expected to appear together on-screen until much later in the year when they reunite for I’m A Celebrity.

In a now poignant moment, Ant’s last time on camera sees him congratulating a successful contestant before bidding them farewell and saying they’ll see each other again.

His final on-screen words are to the hopeful, as he says: “Howay the lads. Well done. Go and celebrate – we’ll see you next time kidda. Toot toot.”

In happier scenes on the show, Ant gets on stage to perform a dance with one hopeful
DJ Murray Mint managed to get both the Geordie presenters and the judges on stage

But it’s not all filled with sadness for Ant as he also gets a chance to get up on stage and dance with Dec and judges Simon Cowell, David WalliamsAmanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

They run onto the stage waving Union Jack flags and wearing funky digital display sunglasses as hopeful DJ Murray Mint gets everyone moving.

But is it enough to get through to the semi-finals?

Meanwhile Dec’s preparing to go it alone from Monday night – making it the second time this year he’s had to present solo.

DJ Murray Mint gets even Simon Cowell up on his feet and dancing
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Each night, eight acts will perform in the semi-finals, with two acts making it through to next weekend’s final.

He’s told TV Mag previously that not watching himself back on TV and not engaging with social-media critics is usually how he copes.

“You can’t do anything about live stuff once it’s done,” says Dec, 42.

“At times the criticism stings, but not often. Usually it’s a case of: ‘Look at you with your 11 [Twitter] followers. You’re brave.’”

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Star Wars land revealed: Here’s when you can plan your visit


It’s the moment Star Wars fans have been dreaming of ever since they caught their first glimpse of that galaxy far, far away: their opportunity to visit it in person.

Now Disney has revealed when that auspicious date will be — or at least, the season.

The company just announced that its new theme park Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, and fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. 

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When is Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard’s baby due? Birth date and latest on the couple’s first child revealed

IT HAS been a huge year for Christine and it’s going to get even bigger as the Loose Women star is expecting a new baby.

Frank Lampard couldn’t contain his excitement as he revealed the news on Instagram – but when is the baby due? Here’s what we know so far.

Christine and Frank haven't yet revealed the due date for their first child together
Christine and Frank haven’t yet revealed the due date for their first child together
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When is Christine and Frank’s baby due?

Frank Lampard revealed that Christine was pregnant on May 16 on Instagram.

He said: “We have some exciting news we wanted to share with you. The Lampard family is growing!😀 My gorgeous wife @christinelampard is pregnant and we all couldn’t be happier!!!”

A family source said: “The family are very excited about this news.”

There is much speculation about the due date but nothing has been revealed as of yet.

Back in February 2018 that Christine spoke about the prospect of having a baby.

At the time Christine said: “If it happens, of course it will be wonderful. If not we have the two girls – and one is about to embark on her teenage years, so that is a whole other chapter about to happen.

“That is honestly where our heads are at, and we just enjoy life as best we can in between.”

"We have some exciting news we wanted to share with you."
“We have some exciting news we wanted to share with you.”

How long have Frank and Christine been married?

Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley got married on 20 December 2015.

The couple tied the knot in Knightsbridge, after meeting at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2009.

Christine, who took Frank’s surname, is now stepmum to Frank’s two daughter’s from his previous marriage.

Will it be a girl or a boy?

Frank and Christine have not confirmed any further details as of yet.

Usually, it is around the 20-week mark when doctors can tell the sex of a baby.

This probably means the couple have a little while longer until the gender of their tot can be revealed.


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Survivor of the Last Slave Ship Spoke to Zora Neale Hurston in 1930, Interview Finally Revealed

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Sixty years after slavery was abolished, author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston found the last surviving prisoner of the last slave ship that brought Africans to the United States, History.com reveals. The Their Eyes Were Watching God author conducted the interviews with Cudjoe Lewis, who was taken from the area in Africa that is now known as […]

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‘Riverdale’ Finally Revealed the Black Hood – or Did They?

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the Riverdale episode “Chapter 34: Judgement Night.” Proceed with caution.

It’s taken all season, but the Black Hood finally revealed himself on Riverdale. The killer — the self-proclaimed purger of sinners — is none other than Hal Cooper. That’s right, Betty’s dad is the Black Hood. If that doesn’t sound quite right to you it doesn’t sound quite right to us either. Let’s jump into what happened this week and what it could mean about the true identity of the Black Hood.

Hal, Hal Cooper

Riverdale Coopers

During “Chapter 34: Judgement Night,” Hal Cooper confessed to being the Black Hood. He showed Alice and Betty a “home movie” of his mother telling him to keep the Conway boy from telling the police that his father had actually killed the Conway family. It was a sickening reveal that left Betty and Alice pretty shook.

Hal said that his grandfather and father both had “dark sides,” dark sides that he and Betty both shared. Even though Betty was suspicious of her father, she didn’t seem convinced that he actually was a killer. Hal said that he was, but he didn’t go into any details besides calling people sinners.

Alice also didn’t believe him, especially when he sinned with Cheryl’s mom in her brothel. How can he be so convinced to take the lives of sinners when he was sinning? Betty and Alice did take him down though, with a fireplace shovel. Sheriff Keller returned to duty to arrest Hal and he was driven away.

Mystery Shooter

Riverdale Black Hood

While Hal seemed convinced that he was carrying on his father’s legacy in killing Ms. Grundy, Midge, and more, he couldn’t explain who the shooter was at the Carrie, the Musical. When Archie showed up at Betty’s house, he was shocked to learn that Hal confessed because a masked man had just shot his dad, again, just an hour before.

We smell another red herring! Riverdale served up a fake Black Hood during the winter finale — remember Joseph Svenson AKA Mr. Conway — the school janitor? He was shot and killed by Sheriff Keller for being the Black Hood. Now Hal is confessing to being the Black Hood but how could he be if he was home while Archie was wrestling with his dad’s shooter?

The True Mastermind

Riverdale Hiram Lodge

Based on the very leggy takedown of Archie by the masked assailant, our money is on Hiram Lodge being the second Hood. Remember how Archie and Hiram wrestled early on in the season? What if this is a clue to Hood #2’s fighting style? Sure, it would be hard for Hiram to be paying off the Snake Charmer and assaulting Fred and Archie on the same evening, but based on his “October Surprise” it seems like he has the most motive to shoot Fred in the first place.

Also, the Black Hood showed up just as Hiram was getting released from prison. What if the Black Hood was a criminal character he invented and sent to Riverdale to cause chaos and bring forth the need for a prison? We know that Hiram has been paying Red Circle/Dark Circle boys to go to war with the Serpents. We also know that he brought Penny Peabody and the Ghoulies back to Riverdale to get the Serpents out. He is clearly the mastermind behind A LOT of nefarious plots this season, why not the serial killer too?

What do you think? Is Hal Cooper the real Black Hood? Or is he being paid to cover for someone, someone with a reputation and pockets as deep as Hiram Lodge’s?

Riverdale airs on The CW on Wednesdays at 8PM in the US and on Netflix in most countries the next day.

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Mel Gibson’s Next Directing Effort Revealed, Courted for Role in Six Billion Dollar Man

Mel Gibson is preparing his next projects both behind and in front of the camera.

Gibson’s next directorial feature will be Destroyer, which tells the real-life story of the USS Laffey, which defended itself against 22 kamikaze attacks during World War II. The film is based on the nonfiction book by John Wukovits, Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack. The screenplay was written by Rosalind Ross, Gibson’s girlfriend.

Gibson’s last directing effort, Hacksaw Ridge, also told a story about WWII. Gibson received an Oscar nomination for best director for the film.

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2018 Outstanding Mother Awards’ Honorees Revealed

MOTHER’S DAY HONOREES: Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation; Artemis Patrick, chief merchandising officer, Sephora; Jessica Simpson, entertainer, founder and chief executive officer of Jessica Simpson Collection, and Jan Singer, ceo of Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, will be honored at the 40th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards.

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The annual luncheon ceremony will be held Friday, May 11 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel in New York.
Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines and a 2015 Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the event.
Laurie Dowley, chairwoman of the National Mother’s Day Committee, said, “In a time [when] it feels especially important to recognize the accomplishments and strength of women working both in and outside the home, these women help to inspire others and epitomize everything this award represents.”
Proceeds of the 2018 awards luncheon will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making lasting positive change in the lives of children living in poverty in the U.S.

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‘The Walking Dead’: Jadis’ Plan For Negan Revealed

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the Season 8, Episode 14 of The Walking Dead entitled “Still Gotta Mean Something.” Proceed with caution.

Fans finally learned Jadis’ plan for Negan Sunday night.

The leader (and sole survivor) of the Scavengers captured the Savior leader after his scuffle with Rick. She took his clothes and his barb wire-wrapped bat, Lucille.

A flashback revealed how Jadis survived the massacre orchestrated by Simon, Negan’s top lieutenant. As the Saviors were mowing down the Scavengers, Jadis fled. She found a body and covered herself with blood, playing possum. After the massacre, she mourned and cleaned herself up.

Jadis took Negan prisoner and his bat, Lucille.

Negan — who didn’t know about the massacre or that Simon ordered it — pleaded with Jadis. “That was the work of someone not following the program,” Negan said. “I’ll own this. I am sorry for this.”

Jadis chained Negan to a trolley, and then wheeled out another trolley with a walker tied to it. It appeared to give Negan a chance to fight for his life gladiator-style, as she did Rick earlier in the season.

A still tied-up Negan was able to get a gun and flare, as well as some of Jadis’ personal photos. He threatened to burn the photos with the flare. Jadis tried to wrestle the flare away, not only to save the photos, but signal a helicopter flying overhead.

Jadis had a timer set for the helicopter pick-up.

The flare went out, and by the time she retrieved another one, the helicopter flew away. She threatened to burn Lucille as revenge, but Negan begged her not to (revealing Lucille was the name of his dead wife).

Who is piloting the mystery helicopter?

She decided to spare both Lucille and Negan. Negan offered to join forces with her again, but she refused, retreating back into the heaps of garbage.

Meanwhile, Morgan continued to lose his sanity, setting up his departure from the show. He and Rick went after the Saviors that escaped Hilltop, brutally killing them all.

Both Rick and Carol told Morgan he was someone who saves, and not kills, but to no avail. When Rick asked why Negan saved him all the way back in Episode 1, Morgan said, “because my son was there.”

Later, after discovering Henry (whom he considers his son) was still alive, Morgan wept.

It was also revealed that the arrow that struck Tara was not tainted, so she will not turn.

How Morgan Crosses Over to ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

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Green Lantern Concept Art of Yalan Gur Reportedly Revealed From Justice League

Alleged Green Lantern concept art from Justice League has surfaced online.

The concept art, via Reddit, features an alien-like creature donning a Green Lantern costume. According to a few Reddit users, Warner Bros.’ All Access App identities this mysterious character as Yalan Gur, who made his debut in 1991’s Green Lantern #19.

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Jasper and Princess Eleanor’s Fate Revealed on The Royals! Plus, Prince Liam Discovers the Truth About King Robert

The Royals 402, Prince Liam, William MoseleyThat escalated quickly!
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Lori Loughlin revealed how her husband handles fans who think she should have married John Stamos

Lori Loughlin revealed how her husband handles fans who think she should have married John Stamos

Lori Loughlin revealed how her husband handles fans who think she should have married John Stamos

Even though she’s been happily married for over two decades, a lot of Full House fans still hope that Lori Loughlin and John Stamos (aka Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse) will end up together. The good news is it seems as though Loughlin and her actual husband think it’s all pretty funny.

In case you missed it, Stamos is expecting his first child with his fiancee, Caitlin McHugh. The two announced the news in December 2017, just two months after announcing their plans to wed. Loughlin is married to Mossimo Giannulli (who yes, is famous for the “Mossimo” brand) and the pair have two daughters together — Isabella and Olivia, both teens. It’s the second marriage for Loughlin, who divorced her first husband back in 1996.

“Whenever I post something with my husband, people will write comments,” she said to Entertainment  Tonight. “I laugh now, I think its funny. They’re like, ‘You should’ve married John!’”

Giannulli, thankfully, finds it all pretty funny, too.

“What’s even funnier though, is sometimes my husband will comment back and say, ‘Yeah, you should have!’ or something funny like that,” she continued. “Like, he’ll just pop off!”

At least fans will always be able to relive their chemistry in Full House reruns. And hey — sometimes they both appear on Fuller House, the uber-successful Netflix spinoff.

Loughlin is also more than supportive of all of Stamos’s big news and thinks he’s going to be an excellent father.

“I’m so excited for him,” she said, noting that he’s wanted a family for some time. “It’s long overdue and his wife is a really great girl. She’s very good for him. I’m happy that they found each other, and I’m really excited that he’s going to be a dad.”

Maybe Loughlin’s girls can babysit on occasion? How cute would that be?!



Big Little Lies Season 2 Story Details Revealed With Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz Officially Returning

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Kylie Jenner revealed Stormi’s last name, and it’s not what we were expecting

Kylie Jenner revealed Stormi’s last name, and it’s not what we were expecting

Kylie Jenner revealed Stormi’s last name, and it’s not what we were expecting

After Kylie Jenner announced the birth of her first child, we had to make up for lost time. There’s so much to catch up on! We missed out on nine months of pregnancy updates, cravings, baby shower gifts, and baby bump pictures. Fortunately, Kylie is making our job easy. She made a YouTube video about her pregnancy so we could catch up on what we missed. Now that Kylie and Travis Scott’s little bundle of joy is here, she seems ready to share more about her journey to motherhood with us. And she’s getting right to it. On Tuesday, February 6th, Kylie shared the first photo of her baby on Instagram. Kylie also shared her baby’s name: Stormi. The picture’s original caption simply read “stormi” with a smiling baby emoji. But she later updated it to include Stormi’s last name: “stormi webster.”

You might be wondering, Whose last name is Webster? And the answer is Travis Scott’s. Yep, Travis Scott’s real name is Jacques Webster. Many wondered if Stormi would take Kylie’s last name and go by Stormi Jenner. As far as we know, Kylie and Travis have no plans to get married at the moment. But Stormi’s last name is Webster, just like her father’s.

Introducing: Stormi Webster!

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We’re pretty sure that she’s going to go by “Stormi Webster” and not “stormi webster.” But hey, you never know. The Kardashian/Jenner fam is famous for their naming conventions. Maybe giving kids all-lowercase names is the trend of the next generation of Jenners.

The name Stormi Scott would be pretty cute. But Stormi Webster has a beautiful ring to it too.

Welcome to the world, Stormi Webster! Now, how long until there’s a Kylie Cosmetics “Stormi” shade? Fingers crossed she’ll bless us with an entire “Stormi” collection!



Danielle Staub Gets Engaged to Marty Caffrey on ‘RHONJ: Secrets Revealed’

There’s no such thing as oversharing – at least, not on The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Secrets Revealed. On the Tuesday, January 31 special episode, the gals all gathered with host Andy Cohen to review never-before-seen footage from the season. While some of the moments were sweet (like Danielle Staub getting engaged), most were … about sex.

Self-Love Never Hurt Anyone

In case you were wondering, Dolores Catania has never masturbated. She does, however, share an uncommonly close bond with her ex-husband, Frank. During a lunch date with Joe Gorga, Frank admitted his true feelings for Dolores. “Dolores is one of the most important people in my life,” he said before adding, “I’ll always be in love with Dolores.” When Joe asked him why they didn’t just get back together and make it official, Frank said he didn’t want to ruin what they had.

Siggy Bought Condoms for Her Son

All of the women seemed to believe that they had or would have very open discussions with their children about sex when the time was right. In fact, Siggy Flicker admitted that she not only had discussed sex with her 18-year-old son, but she had purchased condoms for him. He probably loved his mother announcing that on national TV.

Danielle Gets Engaged

Danielle got engaged, and it was all caught on camera. Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs were with Danielle when it happened, and she seemed genuinely shocked. Both Margaret and Teresa broke down in tears as they watched Danielle’s boyfriend propose.

Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga
Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga

Ladies Reveals the Wildest Places They’ve had Sex

To wrap things up, everyone revealed the strangest places they’d had sex. Teresa had sex on an empty beach. Melissa Gorga had sex in a movie theater, which was (according to her) packed with people. Margaret had joined the mile-high club and Danielle had enjoyed a quickie at Melissa’s family restaurant opening. (No comment.)

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‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Trailer: The Villain Revealed and More

Black Panther is due in theaters in two weeks, Avengers: Infinity War is due in just three months, and Marvel’s third film due this year, Ant-Man and The Wasp, is just beginning to gear up. The ant-sized film made a big splash today by uploading its first teaser trailer.

The trailer featured the film’s returning cast Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michael Peña, as well as some newer actors the Marvel universe, like The Matrix legend, Laurence Fishburne. The trailer featured a flashback to Captain America: Civil War, some epic car chase scenes, and a look at Hope’s new superhero identity: the Wasp. Let’s break down some of the trailers coolest moments.

The Wasp Suits Up

Ant Man and The Wasp

Hope van Dyne made her first appearance in Ant-Man, as Hank Pym’s daughter. While she was fully capable of wearing the Ant-Man suit and controlling the ants, her father wanted to keep her safe, thus he hired Scott Lang to wear it. At the end of the film, Hank presented Hope with her very own suit to which Hope appropriately said, “It’s about damn time.”

In this trailer, Hope is completely suited up. She has wings, she has blasters, she has the suit every girl dreams of. Scott is dreaming of her suit too, because it’s superior to his in design. The trailer opens up with Scott asking Hope a very specific question: “When Cap needed help, if I had asked you, would you have come?” This question clearly shows that the film is not going to shy away from Hope’s absence in Captain America: Civil War.

Giant Man Returns

Ant Man and The Wasp

As the trailer continues, it reveals that Scott is in trouble, again. He’s under FBI house arrest, which puts the Pyms in danger. Hank shrinks his old office down and they all go on the run. They don’t go too far though, as San Francisco can be seen in the background of this shot of Giant Man. Something will cause Scott and Hope to suit up, something that requires the return of Giant Man.

Giant Man — Scott’s Ant-Man suit when it’s been super-sized — made it’s first Marvel Cinematic debut in Captain America: Civil War, during the epic airport battle. Scott super-sized himself to help Cap and Bucky escape Tony Stark and the Avengers at the Berlin Airport. Spider-Man had fun taking him down by re-enacting the scene from Empire Strikes Back. It would appear that the skills and size of Giant Man will be needed in this film as well.

The Villain Materializes

Ant Man and The Wasp

The trailer also features unique looks at the film’s villain, Ghost. In the comics, Ghost was a super hacker, hired by the Roxxon Corporation to sabotage Tony Stark. The comic book version of Ghost could also dematerialize, become invisible and interface with all kinds of technology.

In the trailer, Ghost’s hand comes in and out of focus. When we see Ghost again, she’s fully suited up, as you can see in the image above. The film’s Ghost is played by actress Hannah John-Kamen, who can also be seen this year in Tomb Raider and Ready Player One. There’s also a shot in the trailer of Laurence Fishburn’s character Bill Foster in Ghost’s chambers. Perhaps he helps create Ghost’s phasing ability?

The Quantum Realm Returns

Ant Man and The Wasp

The trailer also features a curious looking ship. The ship, which can be seen above, is likely a rescue pod for the quantum realm. That only means one thing: Hank, Hope and Scott are going to try to save Hope’s mom, Janet van Dyne! We already know that Michelle Pfeiffer is playing Janet and now we’re sure she’s going to be rescued!

Oh, and if you thought you recognized the song in the trailer, you did! As one Twitter user pointed out, the song is “Ant’s Invasion” by Adam and the Ants.

Ant-Man and The Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.

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Secret US bases inadvertently revealed on fitness-tracking map

WASHINGTON — An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map…
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‘Solo’ UPDATE: Official Synopsis Revealed

It might not be hitting screens until May 25, 2018, but news about Solo is already emerging. And with principal photography now underway, we’re expecting announcements to be made at regular intervals over the next few months. The following feature is, therefore, everything we know about the film thus far, which we’ll be updating as and when news breaks, with the oldest info at the bottom of the article and the most recent at the top.

Solo Gets an Official Synopsis

January 17, 2018 – The Solo plot will apparently be as follows: “Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.” STILL no sign of that trailer however.

Ron Howard Tweets New Behind-the-Scenes Pic

January 2, 2018 – We don’t have a trailer for the Han Solo movie yet, which is a bit odd as it’s slated to hit screens in May. What we do have however, is a brand-new behind-the-scenes photo. Coming courtesy of Ron Howard’s personal Twitter, it’s a picture of a gloved figure driving some kind of speeder, and looks less like Star Wars, and more like Back to the Future. Howard Tweeted the pic alongside the message: “Happy New Year from Team #Solo. We’re pretty pumped for 2018.” As are we Ron. Now where’s that trailer?

John Williams to Write Han Solo Theme

Star Wars maestro John Williams. On the right.

December 30, 2017 – With the release of Solo fast-approaching, we’ve got exciting news on the music front. According to Variety, Star Wars legend John Williams will be writing a special Han Solo theme for the movie. John Powell — whose previous credits include Happy Feet, How to Train Your Dragon and United 93 — is writing the full score. But Williams — who previously won an Oscar for his work on the original Star Wars movie — will be crafting a special piece of music for the title character. And we can’t wait to hear it.

Production Wraps, Watch Ron Howard Reveal Film’s Title

October 17, 2017 – Production has wrapped on the Han Solo film and director Ron Howard took to Twitter to announce the news. He also revealed the name of the film as Solo: A Star Wars Story. Watch the above video for a comical bit between Howard and an off-screen Chewbacca.

Paul Bettany Wraps

September 18, 2017 – Paul Bettany has finished up work on the Han Solo movie. The British-born actor joined the cast less than three weeks ago, as part of reshoots for the film’s new director, Ron Howard. The pair had previously worked together on A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code.

There’s still no word regarding who Bettany will be playing. But rumours that it would be a fully CG character may very well be incorrect, as the outfit he is wearing in the above photo looks like something a live-action character would wear in the Star Wars universe.

Paul Bettany Joins the Cast During Reshoots

September 1, 2017 – Ron Howard is hard at work taking the helm from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and it looks like he’s going to be adding to the cast when it’s necessary. Paul Bettany has been brought on as a new character. Howard confirmed the addition with the above tweet.

No word yet on what role Bettany will be playing, but it’s possible he is replacing the role that Michael K. Williams had to give up due to scheduling. If that ends up being the case, there could be some problematic issues with this last minute addition. If not, we’ll have to see how Bettany will be featured in the new film.

Michael Kenneth Williams Cut From Movie

Michael K. Williams in Hap and Leonard.

August 23, 2017 – With Ron Howard taking over directing duties on the Han Solo movie and reshoots currently happening, there was bound to be comings and goings. And Michael Kenneth Williams is the first casualty, the actor – who was apparently playing a half-human, half-animal in the film – being cut out of the movie due to scheduling issues with the film he’s currently shooting – spy thriller The Red Sea Diving Resort.

Speaking to Deadline, Williams said “When Ron Howard got hired to finish out the film, there were some reshoot issues that needed to be done in regards to my character, in order for it to match the new direction which the producers wanted Ron to carry the film in. And that would have required me on a plane a month ago to London, to Pinewood, to do reshoots. But I’m here, on location in Africa. It’s scheduling.”

Williams says he’s disappointed as he felt great about the work he’d done with the film’s original directors – Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But adds that he hopes it isn’t the end of his Star Wars journey. “I don’t think that me not being in the Star Wars family is final,” Williams told Deadline. “I left with a very good taste in my mouth about the whole family, and I hope that I left a good taste in their mouth. They’re a great group of people.”

First Look at Chewie in Action. Kinda.

July 31, 2017 – Emilia Clarke has shared a video of Chewbacca raging on the Han Solo set. To celebrate reaching 10m followers on Instagram, the Game of Thrones star posted a video of the Wookie running from side-to-side, then appearing to attack. Joonas Suotamo now plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars flicks, while we STILL have no idea who Clarke is playing in the movie which STILL doesn’t have a name.

Vader Appearing at School Rather than in Han Solo Movie

Seems Darth Vader WON’T be appearing in the Han Solo movie. Spencer Wilding – the actor who now plays Vader in the Star Wars movie – recently pulled out of a convention, sparking a flurry of rumours that he would be donning the big black helmet for the prequel. But turns out that isn’t the case – rather Wilding will be visiting a couple of schools in Australia that week. Writing on his Facebook page, Wilding said

“Just to let u all no I am 💯 % not filming on starwars… the comic con promoters of the show put 1on1 together and got 69 lol and they just try to guess y I canceled and came up with that … so sorry guys defo not true they have removed it of there site now . Star Wars is such s huge show and it’s amazing how a rumor like that can spread so fast so we have nipped it in the bud . I can’t wait to see HanSolo as much as u lot so for now.”

Han Solo Movie is Now a Willow Reunion

Ron Howard (l) and Warwock Davis (r) on the set of Willow.

July 27, 2017 – Warwick Davis Tweeted that he was on the Han Solo set on May 4th, suggesting he was visiting old friends, or actually had a part in the movie….

Now the latter has been confirmed, via a Tweet from Warwick’s old Willow director – and current Han Solo director – Ron Howard…

Followed by one from Davis himself…

Davis has of course appeared in previous Star Wars movies, playing Wicket in Return of the Jedi and the Ewok movies, a whole bunch of characters in The Phantom Menace, Wollivan in The Force Awakens, Weeteef Cyubee in Rogue One and Rukh in Star Wars Rebels.

There’s no word yet regarding who he’ll play in the Han Solo movie, but here’s hoping it’s some kind of Willow throwback.

Rogue One Darth Vader Actor May Join Cast

Darth Vader in Rogue One.

July 26, 2017 – Spencer Wilding, the actor who played Darth Vader in Rogue One, may be joining the Han Solo movie. According to Star Wars News Net, Wilding recently canceled a convention appearance stating that “he will be filming the newest film in the Star Wars Universe.”

If true, this could mean Vader will be making an appearance in the Solo spin-off. That’d be big news, but it’s not all that surprising considering Vader and his likeness have become a cornerstone of the new Star Wars films, even the ones he’s not actually in.

First Look at Woody Harrelson On Set

July 10, 2017 – TMZ has posted some on-set photos that feature Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo and Woody Harrelson, our first glimpse at the latter in character. Slightly younger Chewbacca – who looks a lot like old Chewbacca – also features, as does a woman, who may well be Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. The grainy photos were apparently shot while Phil Lord and Chris Miller were still directing the prequel, and don’t give much away, though TMZ claims the scene is taking place in some kind of space station.

Ron Howard Directing

Ron Howard has landed the biggest gig in the galaxy.

June 23, 2017 – It’s official – the artist formerly known as Richie Cunningham will be directing the remainder of the Han Solo movie. Kathleen Kennedy made the announcement via the following statement: “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.”

Ron Howard Directing?

Could Ron Howard be about to take the reigns on a Star Wars movie?

June 21, 2017 – Big, BIG news on the Han Solo front. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are no longer directing the movie due to “creative differences.” You can read our full article on their departure here, but the statement from Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kenned reads as follows: “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon.”

Who that new director will be is now the source of wild speculation, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that Ron Howard, Joe Johnstone and Lawrence Kasdan are the current frontrunners to land the gig. Watch this space…

The Title Might Be ‘Solo’

han solo star wars shirt

June 14, 217 – Some leaked photos of a film crew shirt have made their way online and they could reveal the title of the movie. The shirt simply says, Solo. Is it possible that this is the finalized title? Another shirt – from the stunt team – does call the movie Han Solo so this isn’t an official confirmation yet. But, short titles often go over well with audiences and marketing executives. And using Han’s iconic blaster as the L in his name? Cute. It is worth noting that the crew shirt has a picture of a movie camera with the phrase, “We shot first,” underneath it. Even cuter.

Thandie Newton Says Han Solo Shoot Defied Her Expectations

June 7, 2017 – Speaking to Oprah Winfrey as part of Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series, Thandie Newton discussed landing a role in the Han Solo movie, but wouldn’t be drawn on specific details. Though Newton did reveal that the experience was different to what she was expecting. “I just had these ideas of what it would be, you know, and it was completely different to everything I imagined and I’m so thrilled. But I’ve signed a non-disclosure and can’t say a word, which is frustrating because you know me – I like to chat it up.”

Is This Tatooine?

June 3, 2017 – Leaked photos might give us our first glimpse at Tatooine in the Han Solo movie. The pictures – which StarWarsNewsNet found via Canarias7 – feature a desert landscape filled with damaged and abandoned buildings and huts. The Spanish site claims the location is Corellia – Han Solo’s home – but with that planet featuring forests and jungles, it seems unlikely. We know Tatooine is a desert planet – one where Solo spent time in the Cantina and did business with Jabba the Hutt – so the evidence points to young Han spending time there in the new film.

The First Photos of the Han Solo Movie Set Are Crazy

May 19, 2017 – The shifty crew over at TMZ have posted some spy photos from the set of the Han Solo movie. In them, you can clearly see Alden Ehrenreich in a costume which is very different from Han Solo’s OG outfit. Additionally, there are a few shots of some odd vehicles, including one that Han appears to drive that’s reminiscent of the classic Adam West-era Batmobile. There are wheels visible on the vehicles, but we’re pretty sure those are going to be taken out using visual effects.

First Look at Han’s Hair?

May 15, 2017 – Alden Ehrenreich was hanging out with Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence in London over the weekend, and a pic that Woody posted on his Instagram might have given us our first glimpse at Han Solo’s hair-do in the film. And it looks suitably retro and Han Solo-esque. So bravo to whoever has been chopping those locks.

We Might Have the Names of Two New Characters

Do we now know who Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is playing in the film?

May 4, 2017 – The following could be SPOILERS, so tread carefully. But, if MakingStarWars is to be believed, two new characters in the movie will be called Mother Proxima and Val. Mother Proxima will apparently be some kind of puppet, operated by one of the guys responsible for BB-8, Dave Chapman. If the character also also has an element of performance-captured CGI, this could be the role that Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is playing. As for Val, the site knows little about the character other than the fact that he/she gets “top billing” so the smart money is on this being Emilia Clark’s role.

Han’s Solo’s Name is DEFINITELY Han Solo

Han Solo = Han Solo.

April 17, 2017 – As we thought might be the case below, Disney boss Bob Iger didn’t literally mean that Han Solo is not his name. Speaking to MTV at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy cleared up the confusion by saying “I’m not sure that that’s entirely what Bob meant. There’s more to Han Solo’s name, but it’s not that it’s not his name. It’s obviously his name. It will always be his name.”

Case closed.

The Name Game

Harrison Ford as Han Solo.

March 24, 2017 – While speaking at a USC business event, Disney CEO Bob Iger said the following: “We’re actually shooting now an origin story of Han Solo, which will come out in 2018, that picks up with Han Solo when he was 18-years-old and takes him through when he was 24. There are a few significant things that happen in Han Solo’s life, like acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookie, that will happen in this film. You will discover how he got his name.”

Now Iger might just be talking about Solo gaining his reputation as the galaxy’s greatest smuggler. But if he’s speaking literally, it sounds like the film will explain how he came by his name. Intriguing.

Han Solo Cast Unveiled

February 21, 2017 – The first pic of the cast has been posted from the film’s set. It features directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord at the controls of the Millennium Falcon alongside stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Joonas Suotamo, who is in his Chewbacca costume. There’s no sign of Thandie Newton, but a press release on StarWars.com confirms that she’ll be in the film.

The release states that principal photography kicked off February 20, with the co-directors quoted as saying: “Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous. We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”

The following crew members were also confirmed: Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor), Brad Allan (Action Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

Thandie Newton May Join the Cast

February 10, 2017 – Westworld actress Thandie Newton may join the cast in an undisclosed role. Because Newton is a woman of color, there’s been some fan speculation that she’ll play Sana Starros, though we don’t think she’s quite a match for that character. Expect to hear more soon.

Also up for a part is Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star of Amazon’s Fleabag. Again, nothing known about her possible role as yet, but Variety  reports that she’s in the running for a motion capture performance-related part.

The Movie Won’t Be Called ‘Red Cup’

January 30, 2017 – Co-director Chris Miller posted the above Tweet to herald the start of principal photography on ‘Red Cup’ together with the words ‘Han First Shot’, in reference to the Greedo debacle. And while we won’t get into that controversy here, we will state, for the record, that this name is just a placeholder and the film won’t be called ‘Red Cup.’

Woody Harrelson Might be Playing Garris Shrike

January 11, 2017 – Rumours had been circulating that Woody Harrelson would appear in the movie, and in early January 2017 we got confirmation, with StarWars.com making the announcement and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller stating, “We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody. His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”

But which character is he playing? Speculation was rife that it would be some kind of mentor role, akin to his character in the Hunger Games movie, Haymitch. And as Garris Shrike fits that bill in multiple Star Wars books, fans started to put two-and-two together, prompting Variety to ask him if he was indeed playing Shrike in the movie. And having squirmed in his chair for a few seconds, Harrelson said yes.

Though with Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo Tweeting the following, there’s a chance he might have been answering the ‘mentor’ portion of the question rather than referring to the name:

Either way, if you’re interested in finding out more about Garris Shrike, he has an extensive page on Wookiepedia, which includes details of his rescuing Solo from the streets, raising him, training him to be a thief and con-man, and ultimately falling out with him.

Emilia Clark is in the Film

Emilia Clarke kicking ass and taking names in Terminator: Genisys.

November 18, 2016 – London-born actress Emilia Clarke– who shot to fame as Daenerys Targaryan on Game of Thrones – has been cast in the film, though we don’t yet know who she’ll play. Maybe a love interest for Han or Lando? Or maybe the pair of them, with both scoundrels competing for her affections.

That said, having played the ruthless ‘Mother of Dragons’ in GOT and Sarah Connor in Terminator GenisysClarke has proved her mettle onscreen, so don’t be surprised to see her following in the footsteps of recent Star Wars heroines Rey and Jyn by giving the boys a run for their money.

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian

Donald Glover in Atlanta.

October 21, 2016 – 2016 was a big year for Donald Glover, who until that point was best known as Troy Barnes on Community. Not only did this jack-of-all-trades create, write, produce, direct and star in acclaimed TV comedy drama Atlanta, he also released a brilliant Childish Gambino album and landed a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. To cap it all off, he was cast as Han’s pal Lando in the forthcoming flick.

The film will apparently depict Calrissian “in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld.”

“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” Lord and Miller said at the time. “These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”

Bradford Young is Shooting the Film

Bradford Young on the set of Arrival. Credit: Jan Thijs © Paramount Pictures.

September 22, 2016 – Acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young will be shooting the Solo flick. Young’s previous credits include Arrival, Selma and A Most Violent Year.

Speaking to Collider about collaborating with Miller and Lord on the film, Young said: “These cats are subversive, don’t let it fool you. They are prepared to say exactly what they wanna say and it’s complex, it’s layered, it’s smart, it’s visual, it’s dramatic, it’s funny, it’s uneasy, it’s unexpected. These cats are—I’m honored to have them in the list of directors I’ve worked with, that’s for sure.”

It Might Turn Into a Trilogy

The original Lando and Han.

July 24, 2016 – The New York Daily News states that Alden Ehrenreich has signed up for three Han Solo pictures. And while this is common practice on blockbusters, they also quote an anonymous source who claims that a trilogy is planned…

“There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential,” says the insider. “Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves storylines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters. They feel that his character has the right potential to become a central figure in several movies.”

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo

July 17, 2016 – Disney and Lucasfilm reportedly looked at more than 3,000 actors for the role of young Han Solo, with early frontrunners including Taron Egerton, Miles Teller, Dave Franco, Blake Jenner, Jack Reynor and Jack O’Connell.

But ultimately, Alden Ehrenreich landed the coveted role. The California native has appeared in the likes of Beautiful Creatures, Stoker and Blue Jasmine, and at this point is probably best known for playing Hobie Doyle, the intellectually challenged actor who struggles to say ‘would that it were’ in the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar!.

The announcement was made at Star Wars Celebration in London, where Miller and Lord said that Ehrenreich was pretty much the first actor they auditioned, and Alden revealed that he screen-tested inside the Millennium Falcon.

Chewbacca Will Feature

Chewy and Han in The Force Awakens.

March 8, 2016 – We kind of assumed that young Han Solo would be hanging out with young Chewbacca, but Disney boss Bob Iger confirmed that fact at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference. Speaking of the forthcoming Star Wars spin-offs, Iger said, “We have others in the works, including one, which is an origin story about Han and Chewy.”

The Kasdans are Writing

Director J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan on the set of The Force Awakens. Credit: David James ©Lucasfilm.

July 7, 2015 – The screenplay is being written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon. The Force is strong in Kasdan senior, the Hollywood veteran having co-written The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. His other writing credits include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Grand Canyon and The Big Chill. Kasdan junior wrote and directed indie features The First Time and In the Land of Women.

The story will apparently focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina Mos Eisley.

The pair also released a statement when the announcement was made, saying, “We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe. They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”

The LEGO Guys Are Directing

July 7, 2015 – Longtime collaborators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been charged with the task of bringing young Han Solo’s journey to life onscreen. The pair have had a pretty meteoric rise to prominence, meeting in their freshman year of college at Dartmouth, landing a development deal at Disney Television Animation soon after, and then making the transition into movies with apparent ease.

Their first film – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – was a critical and commercial hit. The pair then directed the big-screen version of 21 Jump Street, which was also a hit with critics and audiences alike. And their third film – The LEGO Movie – was a bona fide smash, grossing more than $ 450m worldwide.

That success helped Lord and Miller land the Star Wars gig, with the pair posting the above Tweet and releasing the following statement when the announcement was made: “This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”

Untitled Han Solo Anthology Movie will be released May 25, 2018.

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A$AP Mob Announce Yams Day 2018, Line Up Revealed

After another successful outing last year, A$ AP Mob are continuing to honor their fallen soldier A$ AP Yams with their annual Yams Day concert. Today (Jan. 9), the lineup for the yearly festival was revealed.

Going down on January 18 at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, the 2018 Yams Day concert will feature appearances from A$ AP Mob, Lil Yachty, Nav, G Perico, Aston Matthews, Retch and Dash, and more plus DJ sets by Cozy Boys and Ali of TDE. And those are just the acts that have committed so far.

More are expected to join before the 18th with maybe a few unannounced guests taking the stage, too.

Will you be in attendance at the New York Expo Center on the 18th? Let us know.

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Barack Obama just revealed his favourite songs and books from 2017

And now we can’t stop picturing him dancing to Harry Styles…

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He may have left the White House over a year ago, but Barack Obama is still guiding the way for us all.

To mark the New Year the 56-year-old took to his public Facebook page to share his top songs and books from 2017 – Rihanna, Camila Cabello and Harry Styles made the list – just FYI.

‘During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists,’ he announced in a Facebook post to his 55 million followers. ‘It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world.’

He continued: ‘With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here’s my 2017 list – I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year.’

Obama then proceeded to list his top songs and books of 2017 and it’s everything. The thought of Obama dancing to Camila Cabello’s Havana is making us very happy.

The best books Obama read in 2017:

The Power by Naomi Alderman
Grant by Ron Chernow
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
*Bonus for hoops fans: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano

Obama’s favourite songs of 2017:

Mi Gente by J Balvin & Willy William
Havana by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
Blessed by Daniel Caesar
The Joke by Brandi Carlile
First World Problems by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Rise Up by Andra Day
Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)
Family Feud by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)
Humble by Kendrick Lamar
La Dame et Ses Valises by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)
Unforgettable by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness by The National
Chanel by Frank Ocean
Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott
Matter of Time by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Little Bit by Mavis Staples
Millionaire by Chris Stapleton
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
Broken Clocks by SZA
Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix) by U2
*Bonus: Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!)

We’re off to buy ALL of these.

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Team USA’s 2018 Winter Olympics Hockey Rosters Were Just Revealed. Here’s Who Will Compete

With no participation from the National Hockey League and a women’s team vying for gold, Team USA announced its rosters for its ice hockey teams competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The highly anticipated rosters were announced Monday at an intermission during the 2018 Winter Classic and come ahead of the first Winter Olympics the NHL has not participated in since 1994. That means the men’s ice hockey team competing in Pyeongchang, South Korea is a combination of former NHL players, minor league players and college athletes.

“Obviously from a selection process it’s been a battle for us on all the players we have available to us,” said Tony Granato, the men’s team coach said Monday.

He continued, “I think we’ve put together an outstanding group of players that will represent us well come February and give us a great chance to do really well and compete for a medal.”

The men’s team captain is Brian Gionta, who played for the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL until 2017, when he moved to an American Hockey League club and could therefore play for Team USA. Gionta was the U.S.’s top scorer in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, where the U.S. lost in the quarterfinals.

On the women’s side, many of Team USA’s key players like Brianna Decker and Meghan Duggan will return with the goal of earning women’s ice hockey first gold medal in 20 years. While Team USA has medaled every year since women’s ice hockey was added as an Olympic sport in 1998, the U.S. has fallen repeatedly to Canada in the battle for gold.

In 2014, Team USA lost to Canada in the final round 3-2, earning silver.

“We had to figure out what we were made of, what we wanted to accomplish over these last couple of years, and really put ourselves in a position to achieve the goal we want to achieve as a program and as a team and as a country going into this next Olympics,” Duggan said Monday.

“We’re excited,” she added. “We’ve got the right group.”

Team USA men’s hockey roster

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TF-Images—Getty ImagesBernhard Ebner of Germany and Brian Gionta of USA battle for the ball during the Deutschland Cup 2017 match between Germany and USA at Curt-Frenzel-Stadion on November 12, 2017 in Augsburg, Germany.


  • Mark Arcobello
  • Chris Bourque
  • Bobby Butler
  • Ryan Donato
  • Brian Gionta
  • Jordan Greenway
  • Chad Kolarik
  • Broc Little
  • John McCarthy
  • Brian O’Neill
  • Garrett Roe
  • Jim Slater
  • Ryan Stoa
  • Troy Terry


  • Chad Billins
  • Jonathon Blum
  • Will Borgen
  • Matt Gilroy
  • Ryan Gunderson
  • Bobby Sanguinetti
  • Noah Welch
  • James Wisniewski


  • Ryan Zapolski

(Two other goalies will be added to the team in late January, Team USA said.)

Team USA women’s ice hockey roster

Harry How—Getty ImagesBrianna Decker #14 of the United States handles the puck against Canada during the Ice Hockey Women’s Gold Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


  • Hannah Brandt
  • Dani Cameranesi
  • Kendall Coyne
  • Brianna Decker
  • Meghan Duggan
  • Amanda Kessel
  • Hilary Knight
  • Jocelyne Lamoureux
  • Monique Lamoureux
  • Gigi Marvin
  • Kelly Pannek
  • Amanda Pelkey
  • Haley Skarupa


  • Cayla Barnes
  • Kacey Bellamy
  • Kali Flanagan
  • Megan Keller
  • Sidney Morin
  • Emily Pfalzer
  • Lee Stecklein


  • Nicole Hensley
  • Alex Rigsby
  • Maddie Rooney

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‘Crazy Fight’ That Caused Jenelle Evans And David Eason’s Secret Breakup Revealed – Find Out What The Huge Argument Was About!

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Charles Manson Cause of Death Revealed

The death certificate for Charles Manson reveals that the cult leader died of acute cardiac arrest, respiratory failure and colon cancer.

According to the Kern County coroner (

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Lil Peep Cause of Death Revealed

Lil Peep died of an overdose of fentanyl and generic Xanax, according to the Pima Country Office of the Medical Examiner. The rapper's death was ruled as accidental by the medical examiner.

TMZ reports that a cocktail of other drugs were also found in his system. His blood

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Plot Revealed for Quentin Tarantino’s Next Movie: Here’s What We Know So Far

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Charles Manson, one of the most notorious figures of the 20th century, died yesterday in a California state prison. The cult leader has been subject of many TV and movie projects in the past, and he'll be part of at least one more in the future. Quentin Tarantino's next feature was once thought to be entirely about Manson, though new plot details reveal he's merely a minor piece of a larger story. 

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ICYMI: Knee-High Boots, Candy-Colored Suits & The 2018 Met Gala Theme Has Been Revealed

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Stranger Things 2 Fashion Secrets Revealed: How They Recreated the Best (and Worst) of 1984’s Style

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Rare, hidden portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots revealed

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A rare, unfinished portrait believed to be of Mary, Queen of Scots has been found underneath another 16th-century painting after an X-ray revealed a ghostly likeness of the executed queen.

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‘Black Panther’ Action Figures Revealed By Hasbro

Hasbro lifted the curtain on some of its action figures from the upcoming Marvel film “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the king of the African nation Wakanda.

The six-inch figures, currently being shown at the MCM London Comic Con, are part of the Marvel Legends line and feature cate deco and premium articulation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Like other Legends lines, they will have a Build-a-Figure in which each set will come with a body part so that when you collect them all, you complete Okoye, the character that is one of Panther’s bodyguards.

Among the characters in the line are Black Panther, villain Erik Killmonger (played in the movie by Michael B. Jordan), and Nakia, a deadly fighter played by Lupita Nyong’o.

The movie is due in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018, but the action figures will hit stores in January. They will be sold separately and retail for $ 19.99.

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First Look at ‘Karate Kid’ Sequel Series ‘Cobra Kai’; New Details and Cast Revealed

First Look at 'Karate Kid' Sequel Series 'Cobra Kai'; New Details and Cast Revealed

No, you weren't dreaming when the news hit. The Karate Kid is indeed being turned into a TV series, one that continues the story from the original movie trilogy starring Ralph Macchio. The actor, who played Daniel LaRusso in three installments between 1984 and 1989 before the franchise spun off with The Next Karate Kid, then later was remade, is returning for the project. So is William Zabka, who portrayed nemesis Johnny Lawrence in the first movie.

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Blake Lively revealed she was sexually harassed by a makeup artist who filmed her while she slept

Blake Lively revealed she was sexually harassed by a makeup artist who filmed her while she slept

Blake Lively revealed she was sexually harassed by a makeup artist who filmed her while she slept

Blake Lively is opening up about her own experiences with sexual harassment after several female celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward following allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.

Lively, 30, revealed her “terrifying” experience with sexual harassment allegedly at the hands of a makeup artist. “He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger,” she told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.

“I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me,” she continued, “I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do.”

Lively, 30, said she told producers about the issue but that nothing happened after she spoke out. Instead, the mother of two claims she was approached about a different incident, this time about her dog defecating behind a toilet in her dressing room. The actress said producers told her, “‘This is very serious and we can’t have this happen again.’”

She took her sexual harassment complaints to a lawyer, which opened up an investigation that caused the makeup artist to be removed from the project, she told the LA Times. Despite his removal, Lively said it doesn’t prevent him from working in the industry.

“Our unit production manager wrote him a letter of recommendation because nobody wanted there to be bad blood,” Lively said.

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On Tuesday, Lively had spoken out oh the Weinstein allegations but did not divulge her own experience with harassment.

“That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever, and I think that if people heard these stories… I do believe in humanity enough to think that this wouldn’t have just continued,” she told The Hollywood Reporter . “I never heard any stories like this — I never heard anything specific — but it’s devastating to hear.”

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She continued, “It’s important that women are furious right now. It’s important that there is an uprising. It’s important that we don’t stand for this and that we don’t focus on one or two or three or four stories, it’s important that we focus on humanity in general and say, ‘That is unacceptable.’”

On Tuesday, The New Yorker revealed — among 13 different women’s accounts of alleged sexual harassment, assault or rape — that the mogul allegedly forcibly performed oral sex on Italian actress Asia Argento two decades ago.

Actresses Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette also claimed that after rejecting Weinstein’s unwanted advances, they were removed from or kept from being hired for projects.

Also on Tuesday, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie added their own accounts of alleged mistreatment.

In a New York Times report last week, eight women — including actress Ashley Judd — spoke out against Weinstein, accusing him of inappropriate behavior.

In response to the lengthy allegations made against him in The New Yorker piece, a spokesperson for Weinstein said, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”

This article originally appeared in People.com



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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Alleged Surrogate Has Been Revealed; No, It’s Not Kylie Jenner!

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‘Game of Thrones’: The History of House Targaryen Revealed

Need your Game of Thrones fix?

HBO just released a new animated short, entitled “Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms,” just weeks after the epic Season 7 finale. The entire series will be included in the U.S. Blu-ray and DVD December 12 and for digital download September 25.

The first episode details the history of House Targaryen and why the family left Essos for Westeros.

If the narrator sounds familiar, that’s because it’s Harry Lloyd, aka Viserys Targaryen, the late brother of Daenerys Targaryen.

The short illustrates the cataclysmic Doom of Valryria, which took place 400 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The catastrophic event destroyed the capital city of Old Valyria and wiped out all its inhabitants, save for the Targaryens.

In the Song of Ice and Fire books, Aenar Targaryen fled Valyria after his daughter Daenys Targaryen had a prophetic vision of the Doom. They established an outpost at Dragonstone (the location played a significant part in Season 7, as Daenerys’ place of birth and command center).

Aenar’s descendant Aegon (the first of many) conquered the Seven Kingdoms from Dragonstone, with the help of dragons, beasts — and weapons — unseen in Westeros.

Interestingly, the above clip details the other prominent Houses at the time of Aegon’s War of Conquest: House Durrandon (a predecessor to House Baratheon), House Hoare (of which House Greyjoy was a vassal), House Stark, House Lannister, House Gardener (from which House Tyrell sprung), and House Arryn.

Of those, only Targaryen, Stark and Lannister hold any real power by Season 7.

Will history repeat itself with House Targaryen conquering the others in Season 8? Or will they rally against the invasion of The Night King and his undead army?

Learn more about House Targaryen by watching the video above or checking out the Game of Thrones Fan Community.

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More ‘It’ Sequel Plans Revealed

More 'It' Sequel Plans Revealed

The big-screen version of Stephen King's It broke box office records over its opening weekend. Naturally, thoughts have been turning to a sequel, with recent news that writer Gary Dauberman has been hired to begin work on the screenplay.

As we noted previously, King's novel alternated between two time periods in which the supernatural entity that takes the form of a clown known as Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) stalks the children of Derry, Maine in 1988 and 1989. It the movie covers the…

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Property Brothers Star Drew Scott Revealed as First Official Dancing With the Stars Celebrity Contestant for Season 25

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A new secret to the miracle of breast milk revealed

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Jennifer Aniston has revealed the lipstick Rachel Green wore in Friends

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Friends may have left our screens over 12 years ago but us millennials still want to be Rachel Green more than anything.

During the series, we all tried desperately to look like Jennifer Aniston, whether it involved wearing her 90s wardrobe, going for a neutral make up palette or following her varied hair trends, mimicking her look over the 10 seasons.

Too many of us opted for ‘The Rachel’ bob, before realising that it’s actually quite a hard look to pull off. We’ve all felt that hair regret.

While 12 years may have passed since Friends graced our screens, Jennifer Aniston just reignited our teenage dreams, revealing how to actually get Rachel Green’s look.

In a recent interview with Glamour, the 48-year-old actress revealed the lipstick brand and shade she used to perfect her trademark Rachel Green look over the series.

The answer? Paramount by MAC.

‘They’re always sort of regurgitating trends,’ she explained in the interview, offering, ‘How about MAC’s Paramount lipstick? It was a browny brick. I remember that was my go-to colour when I was doing Friends.’

So not only do we now know Rachel Green’s beauty secrets, we can also actually get our hands on it, with Paramount by MAC still sold across the world.

While discussing the revival of 90s looks, Jennifer Aniston also spoke about the 90s trend that she hopes won’t return – tiny sunglasses.

‘I just think they’re ridiculous,’ she explained. ‘I’m not a fan of those little tiny spectacles. I’m a fan of classic sunglasses. That was very ’90s, wasn’t it? When you would see those little tiny frames, those were brought back from the John Lennon days.’

We’ll just stick to the lipstick then.

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This morning, EW.com debuted the first look at Frozen stars Caissie Levy Elsa and Patti Murin Anna with Jelani Alladin Kristoff and John Riddle Hans in two-time Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram’s designs for the production.
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Anderson Cooper: Trump revealed who and what he really is

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President Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information to Russian Officials During White House Visit: Reports

Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during their visit to the White House last week.

The Washington Post was the first to report the news, citing current and former U.S. officials who said Trump’s comments to the Russians “jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.”

Two U.S. officials who were briefed on Trump’s disclosures confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the president disclosed classified national security information to Russia’s ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the visit.

One official said the situation is “far worse than what has already been reported.”

The Senate Intelligence Committee has also been briefed on Trump’s disclosures, according to one of the officials.

The New York Times also confirmed the veracity of The Washington Post’s report, citing a current and a former American government official who said that Trump shared details that could expose the source of the classified information and how it was obtained.

Officials told the newspaper that Trump’s disclosures were about an Islamic State plot. According to the Times, the disclosure did not appear to be illegal but rather a “major breach of espionage etiquette” that could “jeopardize a crucial intelligence-sharing relationship.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement Monday denying Trump discussed “sources, methods or military operations” during his meeting with the Russian officials.

Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell told CNN’s Jim Acosta: “This story is false. The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced.”

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Officials who spoke with the Post said the classified information — which included intelligence on ISIS — was considered “so sensitive” that details had been withheld from allies and restricted within the U.S. government.

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Classic ‘Seinfeld’ Joke Is Revealed To Be A Huge Easter Egg

Secret gags in “Seinfeld” are real, and they’re spectacular.

There are Superman figures slyly appearing in episodes, writers dropping in the names of their friends and tons of hidden references the show creators even forgot were there. Well, now we know of at least one more.

When “The Chinese Restaurant” episode aired on May 23, 1991, NBC was not a fan. Larry David has said the network “hated” the episode and didn’t think waiting around to get a seat in a restaurant would work as a storyline. Now, it’s recognized as one of the most iconic episodes, and it turns out its most memorable joke has been an Easter egg this whole time, according to former “Seinfeld” writer Spike Feresten.

“Like Deep Throat … This goes all the way to the top,” said Feresten, who went on to reveal the famous line’s hidden meaning to The Huffington Post.

The Joke: “Who’s Cartwright?”

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In the episode, George is waiting for a woman to call him at the Chinese restaurant. When she does call, the host calls out “Cartwright” instead of George’s name. It’s super hilarious and prompts this discussion between Jerry and George:

Who’s Cartwright?

I’m Cartwright …

You’re not Cartwright.

[EXPLODING] Of course I’m not
Cartwright …

It has been a mystery for 24 years, but now, thanks to Feresten, we know who the real Cartwright is.

The Big Reveal: “Costanza (sounds like) ‘Bonanza’ = Cartwright”

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Yep. This whole time Cartwright has been a reference to the classic Western show “Bonanza,” which followed the wild adventures of the Cartwright family.

Though the episode happened before he joined the show, Feresten says the info comes from “an unimpeachable source.” The writer was mum on if it was in fact one of the show creators — either David or Jerry Seinfeld — but, as we mentioned, did say it went “all the way to the top.”


So there you have it, kids. The mystery of why the host calls out “Cartwright” has finally been solved. Now if only Jerry could get a table …

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The Perks of Fame Revealed: A Second Piece of Costco Sample Sausage


You’ve been to Costco, right? You’ve seen the people who set up a stand and give away samples of meatballs or fish sticks or crab dip, right? You know that the people giving out the samples will often say if you ask for a second sample: “I’m sorry, but it’s just one sample per customer,” right? Well, before I tell you about the magical time I got a second piece of Aidell’s sausage from the woman handing out the samples at Costco, I must tell you this first…

I’M FAMOUS: During the spring of 1999, more than 2 million people per night tuned in to watch me on TV. That is, assuming you understand the word “me” to mean… Craig Kilborn. You see, I was one of the original writers on the Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn… and was frequently featured on air, in one comedy bit or another. In retrospect, I use the term “comedy” loosely. Anyway, why was I featured? Was it because I had some particular comic gift? Or because I agreed to work for less than scale? Of course not. You see, there’s a rule in show business that a handsome, glib, 30-something, blond-haired white man can not occupy the TV screen ALONE for more than 12 consecutive minutes — it has something to do with a fear of aryans among the early Jews who invented show business. Seriously. Think about it. During Entertainment Tonight‘s salad years, do you ever recall seeing John Tesh alone on screen? Of course not. They only told you Mary Hart was there because she had great legs. Go back and watch 90210. There’s a reason you never saw Ian Ziering do Shakespeare’s “Alas, poor Yorick” monologue. And it wasn’t because he’s a crummy actor. Although, he is. Moving on. In my case, the only salve powerful enough to undermine Craig’s pristine looks and mid-western charm was the frequent, awkward appearances of his shlubby, red-haired, Jew-from-Long-Island writer.

HAVARTI VS. GOUDA: During my near two years at the Late Late Show, I appeared on TV two or three times a month, give or take. I was frequently featured in the show’s signature piece, The Five Questions. In case you don’t recall, the first guest on any episode was asked five questions in a quiz-like format at the end of their interview. Correct answers were indicated with a “bell” sound. Incorrect answers were indicated by a “buzzing” sound. Only here’s the thing, most of the questions were just the guest’s opinion. For example: Which cheese sounds funnier: Havarti or Gouda? Or, Which Disney character is more likely to be secretly gay: Goofy or Pluto? Anyway, I had been writing the bulk of these questions for months and when I got to “Gruyere”, I realized I was now out of funny sounding cheeses. Cheddar isn’t funny, right? Well, cheddar that was the only cheese I had left, so I suddenly needed a new type of question. Out of shear desperation, I submitted to Craig: “Would you give our writer, Jon Hotchkiss a hug?” I didn’t think Craig would go for it… but he did.

Over the course of several weeks, I got hugs from Cheech Marin, the supermodel Kathy Ireland, several other super models, and about a dozen “B-list” celebrities promoting their guest-starring role on that week’s NCIS. Given all the hooting and laughter as I nuzzled the lead guest, the audience seemed to like this bit. However, upon further reflection, it now dawns on me that the audience wasn’t laughing at the scripted delight I seemingly took from exaggerating an awkwardly long hug with a gorgeous famous stranger, but rather, the audience was laughing because the gorgeous famous celebrity was awkwardly forced to hug the shlubby writer, who in terms of looks, was clearly below their exalted station. Yes. Being on TV felt a bit like starring in a Disney movie. Unfortunately, it was Beauty And The Beast.

Anyway, not only did I get to hug supermodels, I was also featured in a bit at the top of the show with just Craig. Back in 1999, comedy improv had taken the world by storm thanks to the huge popularity of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. So, in an effort to capture and delight some of that comedy improv audience, I wrote a bit for Craig and I. Craig would sit at the desk. I would sit beside him. In my hands, I held a fish bowl. Inside the bowl were slips of paper. Craig would do some kind of set up where he’d say something like:

“Improv has become very popular. And I would like to show off some of my improv skills. Sitting beside me is one on my writers, Jon Hotchkiss. Now, Jon, you and I have never met, is that right?”

People would laugh. I would follow up with: “No Craig, that’s not right. I’m one of the writers. We see each other all the time.”

This got a bigger laugh. At least, that’s how I remember it. Craig would continue:

“Jon, you are holding a fish bowl. Inside the fishbowl are some suggestions for me to improvise. I have not seen these suggestions, is that correct?” On TV, I would say he hadn’t seen the suggestions — although, in reality, he had. But, more on that in a moment. Next, Craig would ask me to reach in the bowl and take out one of the slips of paper and read it. I would stick my hand in the bowl and vigorously mix the slips of paper — none of which really had anything written on them. I would pull out the first suggestion and remember the line I had rehearsed, “Things You Don’t Want To Hear Your Caterer Say At Your Daughter’s Wedding.” Craig would repeat the set-up and then as the lights dimmed, Craig would “go into a trance” — in order to think up a few things he wouldn’t want to hear a caterer say at his daughter’s wedding. When the lights came back up, Craig — miraculously, as if by magic — would rattle off a few jokes that he had improvised — “just thought up.” Right. That. Second. While he was in the trance.

“We’re out of KY Jelly,” is a joke I just thought up. You would not want to hear the cater at your daughter’s wedding say “KY Jelly.” Then, after I read the third suggestion Craig would again go into a trance… only this time, he would “REALLY” concentrate… he would scrunch his face, grimace like he was really thinking… then, abruptly break the trance, shout to the director to turn the lights on… He would fumpher and stammer a bit — clearly, something was wrong. In a stage whisper, he would indicate to me that he was having some trouble… I would then gesture with my eyes that he should look off to the right… When that didn’t get his attention, I “surreptitiously” gestured with my forefinger for him to look off stage… At that moment, the camera would cut from Craig — so the audience could see — to reveal a guy off screen holding a three foot tall cue card. On top of the cue card in five-inch high letters in black ink was written the same set up I had just read off the slip of paper. And underneath, in a bullet pointed list, were two or three jokes for Craig to tell — as if he had just thought them up. Next to the cue card guy were two more cards, which had the jokes from the first two set-ups. The audience laughed at our “cleverness” and the TV academy gave us both Emmy awards. At least, that’s the story I tell my kids.

A SECOND PIECE OF SAUSAGE: OK. So. On the day I head to the local Costco I had been featured on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn perhaps 12 or 15 times already. As I’m shopping, I see about six people behind a couple of tables. On the tables are about 12 crock-pots. Inside each crock-pot is a silver-dollar-sized slice of Aidell’s sausage. Each crock-pot has in front of it a sign indicating which sausage sample you’ll be given on the end of a toothpick. When it’s my turn, I walk up to a girl whose likely in her mid-20s. I ask to sample the apple sausage. She opens the crock-pot, stabs a piece with the end of a toothpick and hands it to me. I eat it. Then, I say to the same girl, “Can I also try the spicy one?” She looks at me and gently says: “I’m sorry, it’s just one sample per customer.” I shake my head with disappointment and as I turn to walk away, she says: “Hold it. Have I seen you on TV?” I turn back and sheepishly admit that it’s possible, depending on what she’s watching. She says: “You’re on the Craig Kilborn Show. You do that improv bit with Craig, right?” Her recognizing me pleases me to no end. Why? Not because she thinks I’m “famous,” but rather because I was under the assumption that Craig’s only viewers were prison inmates. With our bond now established, she gestures for me to lean in and then whispers “OK. You can have a second piece of sausage.”


Amazeballs, right?

A second piece of sausage.

BREAST IMPLANTS: After thanking her several times for her generosity and for watching the show, I continued on my shopping way, where I’m suddenly confronted with a realization that had previously been somewhat ephemeral. Although at that point in my show business career, I had worked on many shows, been around many celebrities, I don’t think I was so keenly aware of the charmed and uniquely frictionless life lead by famous people. Who would have guessed that the definition of “famous” was so malleable that it could be stretched to include: “appeared 12 to 15 times in bits on a late night talk show.” We all know that famous people don’t have to wait on line at crowded restaurants… they fly first class on the airplane… and they get out of speeding tickets — assuming they show the cops their breast implants. And not just actresses. Tom Arnold and Wilfred Brimley, too. But, even better than all of those perks, even if Aidell the Sausage King’s sample policy is just one per customer, when you’re famous, you can get a second piece of sausage.

Jon Hotchkiss is the creator of the new series, This vs That, a show featuring leading scientists that reveals the answers to questions like: “What’s the fastest way to load 100 passengers onto a 757?” You’re invited to see the series premiere, FREE by clicking here.
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