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Stan Lee Public Memorial Celebration Being Planned By His POW! Entertainment

Comics icon Stan Lee was laid to rest earlier this week in a private funeral, but his POW! Entertainment company is planning a large public celebration of his life and legacy, according to a Twitter tweet. “Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with him,” read a statement released from POW… Read

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‘Vice’ Enters The Oscar Race, Wins Praise For Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney, Amy Adams And Adam McKay At Early Screening

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One of the last shoes to drop in this year’s Oscar race just dropped. Annapurna skipped the Fall Festival circuit and decided instead to take over the Bruin Theatre in Westwood today to put Adam McKay’s Vice (just finished a couple of days ago) out to the world. Judging by the reaction to this afternoon’s unveiling, you can probably expect to not only see nominations for stars Christian Bale – who, for lack of a better word, simply inhabits Cheney – and Amy Adams, equally… Read

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Some Malibu Areas, Roads Reopened After Woolsey Fire Evacs

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has opened several Malibu areas affected by the Woolsey Fire. The areas are open as of 5:30 PM today. The following areas inside of the impacted fire area are now opened: This will include the following areas of Las Virgenes Road / Malibu Canyon Road: o Malibu City limit (south) o Mulholland Highway (north) o EXCEPTION: A traffic closure remains in effect to westbound traffic on Mulholland Highway from Malibu Canyon Road The… Read

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Disney Unveils ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ Teasers, Including New John Williams Music, Ride Previews

Composer John Williams will lend a touch of canon to the Star Wars-themed Galaxy’s Edge at Disney theme parks, providing an original score for the attractions, it was announced today at a Disney-sponsored event in Orlando. Also revealed: teaser clips on the two new attractions from Galaxy’s Edge. The Galaxy’s Edge attractions, highlighting the alien world of Batuu and under construction at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, are… Read

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President Donald Trump Touring Ventura Fire Area, Meeting Thousand Oaks Mayor

Expected to visit Northern California, President Donald Trump has added a visit to Southern California and the Ventura County fire areas to his itinerary. Air Force One touched down at Naval Air Station Point Magu at 3:07 PM, a location just north of Los Angeles. Trump planned to meet with Andrew Fox, the mayor of Thousand Oaks, site of a mass shooting followed by the wildfires. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean was also invited to the meeting. President Trump visited the… Read

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Busy Philipps Was “Really Traumatized” By Cox Brothers ‘Blades Of Glory’ Betrayal

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Of the many stories that have emerged from Busy Philipps’s memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, the debacle over the 2007 movie Blades of Glory has perhaps been a little overlooked. But speaking at Vulture Festival in LA on Saturday, Philipps said having her rightful credit on the film usurped and denied by then-boyfriend Craig Cox and his brother Jeff was actually “really traumatic and disastrous.” Philipps said she experienced “PTSD panic” when she first stumbled on a N… Read

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Andrew Gillum Ends Florida Governor Bid, Concedes On Facebook Live

Democrat Andrew Gillum posted a live video on Facebook Saturday afternoon in which he congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis for winning the Florida governorship and vowed to remain active. Gillum initially conceded to DeSantis on election night, but retracted that when it appeared that a recount was in order in the tight race. The recount by machine showed DeSantis leading Gillum by more than 30,000 votes, an insurmountable lead. Gillum, who received heavy celebrity… Read

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Instagram Has Fixed Its Temporary Outage, Password Problems

Instagram suffered a temporary outage for Android users on Saturday, briefly leaving the site inaccessible to mobile users. The service now says the issue is fixed, according to the Gizmodo website."Some users temporarily had trouble using Instagram on Android earlier," the company said in a statement to Gizmodo. "This was caused by a bug that we quickly fixed." Instagram advised users who are still experiencing problems to clear their cache or reinstall the app. The… Read

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NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

Today marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that forever changed television coverage of the National Football League – it is the anniversary of the infamous “Heidi Game.” The contest pitted the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders, two bitter rivals in the American Football League, the upstart league in the pre-NFL merger era. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, took a 32-29 lead in the hard-fought game with less than a minute to play. That’s when trouble… Read

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YouTube Now Streams Ad-Supported Movies Including ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Rocky’

With little fanfare, YouTube started streaming popular ad-supported movies for free. Last month, movies like Legally Blonde and pics from the Rocky franchise (Rocky I-V to be specific) popped up on the streaming service. This is a new move for YouTube as they used to only offer movies and TV shows for purchase or rental. It also comes after Roku introduced its own free, ad-supported movie selection called The Roku Channel which is available on the web. Walmart’s streaming… Read

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Donald Trump Visits California Wildfire Zone: “This Is Very Sad To See”

Donald Trump paid a visit to the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park in Paradise, Calif. with Gov. Jerry Brown, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and Paradise mayor Jody Jones. Upon evaluation of the devastation, Trump said: "I don't think we'll have this again to this extent.” He added, “Hopefully this is going to be the last of these because this was a really, really bad one.” He went on to praise everyone involved with containing the fire and those taking care of those who… Read

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Author Junot Diaz Cleared Of Misconduct, Will Resume Pulitizer Board Duties

Author Junot Díaz will stay on the Pulitzer Board after a law firm’s investigation of misconduct "did not find evidence warranting removal.” Diaz has been accused of forcibly kissing a woman, and two other women said he had made angry and derogatory statements to them. He denied the allegations. Diaz stepped down as chairman of the Pulitzer board in May, but retained his seat while the investigation continued. The Washington, D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly reviewed the… Read