6 Of Your Fave Characters (Who Nearly Sucked Out The Gate)

We’d all like to believe our favorite characters were birthed into the universe full-formed and lovable, but that’s simply not the case. In fact, a distressing number of these multi-million-dollar ideas were complete turds before the writers polished them assiduously for your consumption. (Ugh, why did we type that?) So,

North Korea fires missile over Japan, Pentagon confirms

North Korea fired a missile over Japan, the Pentagon confirmed on Monday. “We assess North Korea conducted a missile launch within the last 90 minutes,” the Pentagon said. “We can confirm that the missile launched by North Korea flew over Japan,” the Pentagon continued. “We are still in the process

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt: “Science Shouldn’t Dictate American Policy”

You know the drill. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has been asked about something scientific and has said something ludicrous in response. Shortly after announcing that he wants climate researchers to “debate” climate deniers on live TV, he gave a characteristically painful interview to a

Paris Jackson made a powerful statement against white supremacy at the VMAs

Paris Jackson speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.Image: FilmMagic During Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Paris Jackson, a presenter for best pop video, took a moment to condemn white supremacy and call for resistance. “We must show these Nazi white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville and all over

An actor’s response to ‘whitewashing’ backlash shows the rest of Hollywood how it’s done.

On Aug. 21, actor Ed Skrein announced that he had accepted a role in the upcoming “Hellboy” reboot. A week later, he dropped out — for a very good reason. Skrein had been cast as Ben Daimio, an employee of the fictional Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Best known

Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre director, dies at 74

Best known for the notorious 1974 horror film about a group of cannibal killers, Hooper also directed the 1982 supernatural thriller Poltergeist Tobe Hooper, director of ET: The Extra Terrestrial. Despite this, there were reports in the build-up to the films release that Spielberg had exerted an influence over its

VMware Cloud is now live on AWS and IT pros just did a little happy dance

When VMware announced it was partnering with AWS last fall, it turned more than a few enterprise heads. After all, we’re talking about one company that dominates virtual machines on-prem, and the other in the public cloud. Together, the two companies make a powerful combination — and VMware made the

‘Gone With the Wind’ screenings pulled from Memphis theater for racially ‘insensitive’ content

If this theater company thought their patrons wouldn’t give a damn, they were wrong. A historic Memphis, Tennessee, theater, which has shown “Gone With the Wind” screenings for 34 years, has decided to remove the classic film from its schedule due to its racially “insensitive” content. The move comes after

Lorry drivers charged over M1 fatal crash – BBC News

“It is with deep regret and sadness that we confirm the passing away of three of our colleagues, Karthikeyan Ramasubramaniyam Pugalur, Rishi Rajeev Kumar, and Vivek Bhaskaran in a tragic road accident in the UK,” a spokesman for the firm said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of

Facebook adds new ways to revisit your memories and milestones

Facebook today is expanding on the popularity of its two-year old “On This Day” sharing prompt, with the addition of new features that let users revisit their memories, as well as celebrate milestones related to their friendships on the social network. While “On This Day” provides a look back in

Macrons Makeup Costs Prompt Criticism

Paris (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron's office has confirmed a report that the French leader spent 26,000 euros ($30,695) on makeup during his first three months in power, and says it's trying to find a cheaper alternative. The report in Le Point news magazine prompted harsh criticism of the president

Wattpad moves into video with personal storytelling app, Raccoon

Wattpad, the social publishing platform behind apps for sharing original stories and chat fiction, is today venturing into video with the launch of a new app called Raccoon. Unlike its predecessors, Raccoon will focus on non-fiction video-based storytelling, with the goal of connecting people who want to create and watch