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Star Wars at 40

Star Wars, a film which has unfortunately come to be known as Episode IV: A New Hope, was released 40 years ago today. Although I didn’t see it on opening night, or even opening weekend, I did see it soon thereafter (you have to be able to get a ride when you’re eleven…), and I […]

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FCC: No punishment for Colbert’s Trump joke

The Associated Press: NEW YORK (AP) – There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert’s risque joke about President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received “thousands” of complaints about the late-night host’s May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as “standard operating procedure.” It’s the FCC’s job […]

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R.I.P. Chris Cornell

Rolling Stone: Chris Cornell, the dynamic vocalist and guitarist whose versatile showmanship as Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog’s frontman was a signpost of the grunge era, died by suicide Wednesday night. He was 52. Fucking hell.

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Bill Nye Saves the World

Netflix: Emmy-winning host Bill Nye brings experts and famous guests to his lab for a talk show exploring scientific issues that touch our lives. Wow. Great show! Even better than I was hoping.

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Carrie Fisher to be Named Disney Legend

Hollywood.com: Carrie Fisher and her Star Wars sidekick Mark Hamill are to be honoered as Disney Legends later this year (17). The late actress and her movie brother will join Marvel comics mastermind Stan Lee, Oprah Winfrey and late director Garry Marshall as recipients of the prize at the D23 Expo.

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Quote of the day

Give me money. Money me. Money now. Me a money needing a lot now. –Bonnie Kelly (Charlie’s Mom), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S8E6: Charlie’s Mom has Cancer (2012). Yeah, I’ve been re-watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, from season 1…

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Masterpiece restored: Stolen Stradivarius will sing again

Ah!, some non-depressing news from Yahoo News Digest: After a meticulous restoration that took more than a year, a Stradivarius violin that was stolen from the violinist Roman Totenberg and missing for decades is about to return to the stage. Mira Wang, a violinist who immigrated to the United States from China 30 years ago […]

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SNL: Sean Spicer Press Conference

Melissa McCarthy knocks it out of the ballpark: Before we begin, I know that myself and the press have gotten off to a rocky start. When I say rocky start, I mean it in the sense of ‘Rocky’ the movie, because I came out here to punch you…in the face. And also I don’t talk […]

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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Books: they’re like TV for smart people.

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30 Memorable Quotes from Carrie Fisher

At a certain point in my early twenties, my mother started to become worried about my obviously ever-increasing drug ingestion. So she ended up doing what any concerned parent would do. She called Cary Grant.

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