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Samsung Galaxy Note 4, two months on

Is Samsung's big phone a big hit? We reflect on two months with the Note 4. When Samsung refreshes the Galaxy Note line, people take notice — and the leap this year was as big as any other. After an imperfect Galaxy S5 that didn't exactly blow us away, the Galaxy Note 4 really hit it out of the park. Show More Summary

First Look: Tom Hanks on the Set of Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller

I called the upcoming Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaboration — currently referred to as the director’s Untitled Cold War Thriller — one of my most anticipated films of 2015. The movie sees Spielberg reunited with Hanks for a fourth...Show More Summary

Google Maps Adds a 360-Degree Virtual Tour Inside ‘The Colbert Report’ Studio

9 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Just in time for the end of its Comedy Central run, Google Maps is offering up a Business View 360-degree virtual tour inside the studio of The Colbert Report (previously). Other recent additions to the indoor version of Street View include the Salt Lake City, Utah Hilton and the Riad Nejma restaurant in Paris. image […]

Rand Paul's Break With Conservative Correctness On Cuba Could Play Well In Iowa

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and even Scott Walker have denounced the U.S. thaw in relations with Cuba, but Rand Paul is breaking with the GOP pack: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably...Show More Summary

What we know about ‘The Interview’ — the movie hackers don’t want you to see

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Sony recently canceled the December 25 premiere of The Interview, a film that depicts actors Seth Rogen and James Franco on a manic mission to assassinate North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. Plans to release the slapstick comedy were shelved after threats against moviegoers by anonymous hackers,...

Russian Prosecutors to Seek 10-Year Sentence for Putin Critic

Prosecutors on Friday said they would seek a ten-year prison sentence for Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent critic of President Vladimir V. Putin, on embezzlement charges that critics say are intended to crush the opposition. At a courtroom in central Moscow, prosecutors accused Mr. Navalny and his brother, Oleg, of stealing almost $500,000 from […]

Nicki Minaj Suffers Nip Slip While Talking About Embarrassing Wardrobe Malfunctions [Video]

Only Nicki Minaj could suffer a nip slip while talking about a nip slip. The rapper isn’t shy about showing off her cleavage, and this might be why Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen was blissfully unaware that Minaj’s plunging neckline was slowly migrating downward during their interview. Show More Summary

College football bowl game TV schedule

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

College football’s bowl game season kicks off Saturday, Dec. 20, with five scheduled games and culminates with the first College Football Playoff national championship game on Jan. 12. Defending champion and second-ranked Florida State will meet No. 3 Oregon in the first semifinal on Jan. 1, while top-ranked Alabama will take on No. 4 Ohio […]

Brian Shimansky Joins Lara Stone Behind the Scenes for Versace Eros Pour Femme Fragrance Campaign

Reprising his role as Versace’s picture-perfect adonis, model Brian Shimansky joins Lara Stone for the campaign shoot of the label’s latest scent, Versace Eros... The post Brian Shimansky Joins Lara Stone Behind the Scenes for Versace Eros Pour Femme Fragrance Campaign appeared first on The Fashionisto.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: A ‘Big End’ For Arya Stark?

Spoiler Alert Game of Thrones‘ season five might be the end for Arya Stark according to a recent Guardian interview with the actress Maisie Williams. Williams, the actress behind Arya, was there to talk about her new drama Cyber Bullies, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t time to drop a few spoilers. Show More Summary

Unlikely US interest rates will change before April

Signalling she’s in no hurry to raise rates, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank is unlikely to move before the end of April and that borrowing costs will remain low for a “long time” after liftoff. ||| Jeff Kearns...Show More Summary

[Video] 'Orphan Black' Season 3 Premiere Date Set: The Clones Go to 'War' in April

It's a good day to be a member of Clone Club. Start those countdown clocks now, because BBC America has not only released a new teaser and photo, but has also announced the Orphan Black season 3 premiere date. Get ready for more clones...Show More Summary

Alamo Drafthouse's Planned "Team America" Screenings Canceled by Paramount

The theater chain's plan to fill screens vacated by Sony's "The Interview" with "Team America: World Police" has been stopped by Paramount Pictures.

‘The Hobbit': Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens on ‘Five Armies’ ending

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” filmmakers Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh are bidding Middle-earth goodbye […]

White House Open to Raul Castro Visit

President Barack Obama is not ruling out meeting Cuban President Raul Castro at the White House, as his administration works to restore ties to the communist country. A day after the president announced the beginning of efforts to normalize relations with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years, White House Press Secretary…

What Started This Mysterious Square Fire, a Ghost? Or What?

A devilish London mystery, just in time for the holidays. Read more...

Marco Rubio, Rand Paul clash over Cuba

Republicans are butting heads over President Barack Obama's decision to ease restrictions on Cuba. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) came out in support of the policy move, declaring that "the 50-year embargo just hasn't worked." Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) didn't spare his colleague, firing shots back on TV. Show More Summary

The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies Another Tour de Force

Once again Peter Jackson triumphs in his directing and writing of the The Hobbit, the Battle of the Five Armies. It stars Martin Freeman just nominated for a Golden Globe for Fargo, Ian Mc Kellen, Richard Armitage and an army of Dwarves...Show More Summary

Sen. Ron Wyden Slams Deceptive Defenses of Torture

yesterdayNews : Reason

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has been hammering the CIA over its use of torture in its interrogations at its black sites around the world during the Iraq War and had been pushing for the release of the Senate Intelligence Torture Report. By the time the report came out (earlier in December) CIA and orture defenders had all their talking points lined up. Show More Summary

Mid-Air Brawl Crying: Emergency Landing Almost Needed After Brawl Between Angry Woman And Crying Baby’s Mom

A mid-air brawl over a crying baby made one pilot on a recent flight threaten an emergency landing. According to the Mail Online, the fight began after two women were awoken by a crying baby about two hours into the Air China flight headed from Chongqing to Hong Kong. Show More Summary

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