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What Got Mark Hamill to Return to the Star Wars Galaxy? What Got Mark Hamill to Return to the Star Wars Galaxy?
- September 04, 2017

With the last Star Wars ending in a quiet meeting between Rey and Luke Skywalker, fans are eager to find out what Luke’s role in the new movie will be. Time for the new cast to take over Hamill has also made it clear that the new saga is not about the old guard. Sure, they all had an important role to play and things to teach – and we will forever miss Han Solo and Princess Leia – but the new trilogy has new stars . (more...)
A zombie filled augmented reality coming soon with The Walking Dead A zombie filled augmented reality coming soon with The Walking Dead
- September 01, 2017

Well that's a little scary and hopefully unlikely, but developer Next Games might have the next best thing: a Walking Dead augmented reality game for iOS and Android. The real world will blend with digital objects including show characters and other elements. The Walking Dead: Our World will make a walk to the shops and bone jangling adventure. (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio donates £773000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Leonardo DiCaprio donates £773000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
- September 01, 2017

The charitable organization United Way has announced that the film star inaugurated the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund with a $1 million contribution from his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. "We have to take care of one another". Scroll through the gallery to see the stars who have publicly pledged to donate and how much they say they plan to pony up. (more...)
Use the Force Friday Use the Force Friday
- September 01, 2017

You can also send all three of the droids (assuming you have them) out in patrol mode and they'll all drive around at the same time. The new characters will be available to pre-order when they are launched on TV and online exclusively by QVCUK.com on Force Friday ( 1 September ) at 9:00 and 13:00 hrs. (more...)
Tributes to 'truly extraordinary' Diana 20 years after auto crash death
- September 01, 2017

Graham Smith, the CEO of Republic which wants the monarchy abolished, told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "In the long term I think [Diana's death has] actually probably put [the Royal Family] in a very risky place, because they're sort of now relying on sort of the celebrity game". (more...)
This is what the new Kermit the Frog voice sounds like This is what the new Kermit the Frog voice sounds like
- August 31, 2017

However, Whitmire was sacked from the Kermit role earlier this year. Matt Vogel's debut as Kermit can be heard in the video, shown above, that was posted to the The Muppets' YouTube page and other social channels on Monday. "At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect to how well they know 'The Muppets '". "Steve performed Kermit as a bitter, angry, depressed victim". (more...)
U2 post new song The Blackout U2 post new song The Blackout
- August 31, 2017

Following a mysterious mailout campaign, U2 have confirmed their new single is called " The Blackout ", and you can hear a bit of it now. The appropriately black-and-white video of the energetic " The Blackout " was recorded live, and isn't intended as the lead single off the album. (more...)
It doesn't matter if Taylor's new song is any good It doesn't matter if Taylor's new song is any good
- August 31, 2017

It ends with the singer tracing out and reviving all the personas of her music career and having them bicker with each other for pretending to be fake, being nice and playing the victim card. I have realised after much contemplation that it doesn't matter if Swift's new song is good or bad, because that's hardly the point. The producer was rumored to have been engagement ring shopping at the time the couple broke up and some think her response - "no" - is spelled out plainly in the music ... (more...)
Kardashian family pledges $500000 to Harvey relief efforts Kardashian family pledges $500000 to Harvey relief efforts
- August 31, 2017

The family seems to have been inspired by actor Kevin Hart , who called on celebrities to contribute to his relief fund . Hart posted a video saying that even though there have been other challenges in the past, "some meaningful" and some not, he wanted to start a "real challenge" now to save lives. (more...)
Katy Perry Sued For Stagehand's Lost Toe Katy Perry Sued For Stagehand's Lost Toe
- August 30, 2017

The stagehand claims nobody called an ambulance so her friend had to take her to hospital, but she was offered ice for her foot. According to Fish, a toe on her right foot had to be amputated after developing gangrene . We don't know how much money she's asking for in damages, but it's apparently a large chunk of change. There's photos of her injury up on TMZ , which you can view here, if you're into that sort of thing. (more...)
Sick Lorde stages silent dance performance at MTV Video Music Awards Sick Lorde stages silent dance performance at MTV Video Music Awards
- August 29, 2017

The singer was diagnosed with the flu and couldn't sing on the night. It was later revealed that the singer turned up to the event with a awful flu, and it was so bad she needed an IV drip before the show. Lorde was sick with a awful flu. "You can't tell in these pictures but i have the flu so bad i needed an IV", she wrote alongside a photo of her red carpet look. (more...)
Celebrities react, donate to Hurricane Harvey relief Celebrities react, donate to Hurricane Harvey relief
- August 29, 2017

The comedian also challenges his celebrity friends including Dwayne Johnson , Beyonce , Jay-Z , Chris Rock , Dave Chappelle , Jerry Seinfeld , Steve Harvey and Justin Timberlake to "follow his lead" and do the same. As for Beyonce, who is from Houston originally, she posted a message to Instagram , writing: "Texas, you are in my prayers". The storm has claimed the lives at least five people and FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, revealed it would take the area years to ... (more...)
Kim Kardashian Updates Fans on Family's Relationship With Caitlyn Jenner Kim Kardashian Updates Fans on Family's Relationship With Caitlyn Jenner
- August 29, 2017

Sporting a 1960's-era bob and some pearl earrings to match, Kim sits stoically over a title that reads "America's New First Lady Kim Kardashian West & Her Daughter North West". Kardashian West got serious about working on the reality show - which Seacrest executive-produces - explaining the episodes dealing with her harrowing jewelry robbery in Paris, and her once-stepdad, Bruce Jenner, transitioning to Caitlyn, were the toughest to shoot. (more...)
Katy Perry Won't Be Catching Any Shade On New Taylor Swift Album Katy Perry Won't Be Catching Any Shade On New Taylor Swift Album
- August 27, 2017

Video: What exists at the very centre of the Venn diagram between Katy Perry's feud with Taylor Swift , Stranger Things , Game of Thrones , and GLOW? Also much like "old Taylor ", she is once again - you guessed it - the victim. Perry asked them to dance on her tour instead, so the dancers slithered back to Perry. With this video , you can sense her comfort in dropping the put-on villainy and returning to lighthearted affability. (more...)
Dwayne Johnson's Movie 'San Andreas' Helped a Boy Save His Brother's Life Dwayne Johnson's Movie 'San Andreas' Helped a Boy Save His Brother's Life
- August 27, 2017

Jacob was about to start watching TV when he noticed that the door was open - and Dylan was gone. He got his brother out of the pool and started to do CPR , something he'd learned after watching the film San Andreas starring The Rock. (more...)
MTV Has Invited Transgender Service Members to Attend This Sunday's VMAs MTV Has Invited Transgender Service Members to Attend This Sunday's VMAs
- August 27, 2017

The whole thing will be shown live on MTV in two day's time. Leading the pack of nominees is Kendrick Lamar , up for eight awards including artist and video of the year , plus best cinematography, art direction and visual effects. The music video "Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL" was recorded by Taboo of Black Eyed Peas and "Magnificent Seven" Native American artists from different tribes, including Zack "Doc" Battiest, Spencer Battiest, Emcee One, Drezus, PJ Vegas, SupaMan, ... (more...)
Trump blames media for widespread condemnation of his comments on Virginia Trump blames media for widespread condemnation of his comments on Virginia
- August 25, 2017

He also called journalists "truly dishonest people" who "don't like our country". In the Fox News interview, Flake said that despite their person clashes, he agrees with a lot of the President's agenda, including Trump's decision to appoint Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and his plans for the border wall. (more...)
'Enrol for equality': MTV Australia to cease regular programming 'Enrol for equality': MTV Australia to cease regular programming
- August 25, 2017

Meghan was horrified when she was alerted to the misappropriation, posting her full support for LGBT marriage. If you haven't already, you must be enrolled to vote in Australia to take part in the postal plebiscite. "Vote now for marriage equality". "The vast majority of people who do not agree with same-sex marriage ... they are not homophobic, they don't denigrate gay people". (more...)
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Gets Augmented Reality For Force Friday 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Gets Augmented Reality For Force Friday
- August 25, 2017

The first edition of " Force Friday " occurred on September 4, 2015 and proved to be a major boon for the toy industry. The Star Wars universe will take a page out of the Pokemon Go playbook this Force Friday . You can take photos or even short videos interacting with the characters, and even Admiral Ackbar is already discoverable. All you need to do is find the Find the Force logo in the store and scan it. (more...)
Mark Wahlberg dethrones Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as world's highest-paid actor Mark Wahlberg dethrones Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as world's highest-paid actor
- August 24, 2017

The rapper-turned-actor knocked 2016 leader Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson into second place, with estimated 2017 earnings of $65 million. Forbes has released its list of the highest paid actors and actresses of 2017. He earned the title of Highest-Paid Actor for this calendar year thanks to his $68 million income (pretax), which is a lot of money. In total, over the past year only three actresses brought in over $20 million ( Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence were the other two), ... (more...)
Milk debate turns sour as toddler runs amok in news studio Milk debate turns sour as toddler runs amok in news studio
- August 24, 2017

The little girl's mum was being interviewed by Alastair Stewart about new guidelines on testing for milk allergies in babies. The newsreader was in conversation with Lucy Wronka and her young son George about milk allergies during the 1pm update. (more...)
Taylor Swift announces new album Reputation a week after court victory Taylor Swift announces new album Reputation a week after court victory
- August 24, 2017

Taylor Swift's new single will be released Thursday night, August 24, but Swift did not reveal the name of the new song. The third and final post reveals that her forthcoming album, which marks her sixth, is called " Reputation ". Swift was in the news for other reasons in recent weeks, successfully fending off a lawsuit against radio personality David Mueller after she accused of groping her during a photo shoot. (more...)
A snake's tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans A snake's tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans
- August 23, 2017

Swift sent fans into a frenzy on 18 August when she deleted her entire Instagram and Twitter feeds. Kardashian posted a series of Snapchat videos showing West speaking to Swift over the phone and getting her permission to reference their feud in his song " Famous ". (more...)
Fans Bring John Cena To Tears After Incredible Surprise Fans Bring John Cena To Tears After Incredible Surprise
- August 23, 2017

On Monday, Cricket Wireless shared a video of Cena reading messages written to him by people who were inspired by him and the impact he's had on their lives. He gave it to his mom to help her through it, reminding her that Cena says you should "never give up". I never thought I'd be sitting in an airport sobbing at a Cricket Wireless commercial, but here we are. (more...)
AIADMK factions finally merge AIADMK factions finally merge
- August 22, 2017

The union wasn't without the drama that has characterized events of the past several months. "As regards party affairs, Panneerselvam will be the number one and Palaniswami number two". "The striking part of the merger is that EPS has taken a backseat in the party, declaring OPS as the convenor of the party". "Both the factions of AIADMK have surrendered to the BJP". (more...)