Blac Chyna is reportedly accusing the Kardashian family of conspiring to cancel her show.
if the network did not cancel her show Rob & Chyna, according to a new legal filing obtained by TMZ.
The model and entrepreneur reportedly goes on to claim that the first season of the reality show, in which she starred with her ex Rob Kardashian, 31, outperformed Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ ratings, and was in the midst of filming its second season when it was canceled.
She also reportedly alleges that the Kardashians “falsely” accusing her of physically abusing Rob contributed to the show’s demise.
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The new filing is just the latest in the ongoing legal drama between Chyna and the Kardashian family.
In the filings, attorneys alleged Chyna herself prevented the show from filming after obtaining a domestic violence restraining order against Rob in July.
RELATED VIDEO: Blac Chyna Says She’ll Protect Kids ‘At All Costs’ After Fight Video Shows Her Swinging Stroller Chyna claimed that Life of Kylie replaced the second season of Rob & Chyna, which was initially renewed but later halted.
She specifically alleged that it was only after Rob, Kylie and his family “intentionally interfered so as to kill season two of Rob & Chyna that Life of Kylie was created.” As such, Chyna alleged that the money Kylie, 19, earned for Life of Kylie was acquired through “unlawful means” that interfered with Chyna’s contract for a second season of Rob & Chyna.
Life of Kylie ran for eight episodes starting in August 2017; Rob & Chyna season 1 consisted of seven episodes and aired from September-December 2016, when E!
The happy couple were seen beaming amongst friends and family outside the venue, as photographed by Backgrid.
The private couple has been linked for over six years and are parents to a 2-year-old daughter, a son named John Mungo, 5, and a third child who arrived this spring and whose name they have not revealed.
Asked whether she was “surprised” Grant was a father to multiple children, Hurley replied, “Well, he had another last week.
He has five.” “He was over 50 when he spawned them all,” joked the model and actress, 52, adding on a slightly more serious note, “No, he’s an enchanting dad.
Really, really sweet.
Having these kids has transformed him from a very miserable person into a fairly miserable person.
It’s improved him.
He’s gone up the scale.” Speaking to PEOPLE’s editor in chief Jess Cagle in January, Grant said of fatherhood.
“It’s just lovely to have all that love around.
It’s unheard of in my case and they love you and it’s all enchanting.” Though Grant has never married, he has been involved in several high-profile relationships, including with Hurley, whom he dated for 13 years before they split in 2000.
Whitney Houston‘s cousin is hitting back at Kanye West for using a photo of the late singer’s drug-covered bathroom as the cover for Pusha T’s new album.
Damon Elliott spoke to PEOPLE about the rapper’s decision to spend $85,000 on a photo that depicted Houston’s bathroom covered in drug-covered spoons and drug paraphernalia for Pusha T’s album DAYTONA — which West produced.
Elliott says he didn’t find out about the album artwork until his daughter called him.
It’s tacky.” Elliott says Houston “never did anything to him” which made the use of the photo first published by the National Enquirer in 2006 all the more hurtful.
“Because you’re hurting people.
Pusha T, 41, appeared on The Angie Martinez Show on Wednesday to promote his album, which debuted Friday and revealed West had called him with last-minute changes to the cover’s artwork.
And I like this other artwork.
“I said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to pay for that and I wasn’t even going to ask you to pay for that.
We picked what we picked, it’s here, it’s ready,’” he continued, adding West told him, “‘No, this is what people need to see to go along with this music.
Imma pay for that.’ I say, ‘You my man!
The comedian, 24, is addressing misconceptions that have risen since news broke that he was seeing singer Ariana Grande following her breakup from rapper Mac Miller.
“Normally I wouldn’t comment on something like this cause like f— you.
But I been hearing a lot of “people with bpd can’t be in relationships” talk.
“Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy and in a relationship.” RELATED: Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Flirt on Instagram After She Slams ‘Toxic’ Relationship with Ex He continued, “It also doesn’t mean that person makes the relationship toxic.
Everybody is different and there are a lot of treatments for mental illnesses and I have done/am doing all of them.
There’s kids out there killing themselves.
And it’s f—— horrific.
For all those struggling I want you to know that I love you and I understand you and it is going to be okay.
Love to everyone.” On Monday, PEOPLE confirmed Davidson and Grande were seeing each other, with a source saying their relationship “just started,” adding, “it’s very casual.” A second source also confirmed the news.
Reps for Grande and Davidson did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment at the time.
Alicia Silverstone has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 13 years, actor and musician Christopher Jarecki.
The divorce papers were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, according to the Associated Press.
The Clueless star, 41, had separated from Jarecki, 47, in February after more than 20 years together as a couple.
At the time the couple said in a statement that “they still deeply love and respect each other and remain very close friends.”
The papers state the couple will share custody of their 7-year-old son, Bear Blue Jarecki, according to the AP.
More: Alicia Silverstone, husband Christopher Jarecki separate after 20 years together The divorce papers cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and say spousal support will be based on a prenuptial agreement the couple signed when they were married, without giving details.
The two married in a beachfront ceremony in June 2005 after dating for 8 years.
The couple went vegan together, leading to Silverstone’s second career as a cookbook author.
She has published two: 2009’s The Kind Diet, followed by a vegan pregnancy guide, The Kind Mama, in 2014.
Silverstone is set to star in Paramount Network’s American Woman (June 7), a half-hour dramedy set in the ‘70s and inspired by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards.
Meghan Markle‘s new coat of arms was released on Friday, and eagle-eyed royal fans noticed another milestone for the Duchess of Sussex: a first look at the newest royal member’s official royal cipher.
Atop a Kensington Palace press release about the Duchess‘s coat of arms — which includes several subtle nods to her home state of California — is her official monogram, a simple cursive “M” topped by a crown.
It mirrors Harry’s cipher, a thin, cursive “H” topped by a similar crown, representing the House of Windsor.
And no doubt Meghan approves of her calligraphy-inspired cipher.
The former Suits star used to have a side gig as a calligrapher during her early acting days.
Though uses of the monogram outside of official palace correspondence seem limited, Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s ciphers have each had their public moments: Will’s is on a Canadian flag that flies on days he’s in the country, and the couple’s joint cipher topped their extravagant wedding fruit cake, served to guests at their reception in 2011.
We’ve yet to see Prince Harry and Meghan’s joint cipher; meanwhile the couple’s conjugal coat of arms is expected to be released in a couple of years.
NEW YORK — As the front door of a criminal courtroom opened to usher in Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul looked out at the large gathering of lawyers and reporters and, a dazed expression on his face, mouthed one word: “Wow.” Weinstein — in court here Friday to face three felony charges, including first-degree rape — was confronting the public for the first time since dozens of women stepped forward last fall to accuse him of sexual misconduct, spurring the #MeToo movement.
When accuser and accused know each other, the defense can further exploit that relationship, she said.
New York did away with the statute of limitations for certain types of sexual assault crimes more than a decade ago.)
“There is little question that the presence of multiple accusers in a case enhances the prosecution’s chances of success in a sexual assault case,” said Dennis McAndrews, a Philadelphia-area lawyer and former prosecutor.
While no major entertainment figure besides Cosby has been convicted by a court in recent years for sexual misconduct, the industry has imposed accountability far more swiftly, for transgressions ranging from inappropriate comments in the workplace to alleged sexual assault.
In the absence of criminal charges, Hollywood has taken on a quasi-judicial role.
Before joining The Post, he covered entertainment for the Los Angeles Times for eight years.
Before joining The Washington Post in 2014, she covered crime for the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Alicia Silverstone has filed for divorce from her husband of 20 years Christopher Jarecki three months after announcing their split.
The Clueless actress, 41, and the musician have one child together, 6-year-old son, Bear Blu.
The pair had been married since June 2005, when they tied the knot in a private lakeside ceremony in Lake Tahoe.
During the couple’s intimate wedding, Silverstone and Jarecki exchanged vows while barefoot on the beach — and at midnight, the couple’s friends and family gathered around a campfire to celebrate the happy day by singing Beatles songs and eating vegan hamburgers.
Opening up to PEOPLE later that month, Silverstone explained that Jarecki had popped the question a year earlier and that it was the “most beautiful proposal” she could have asked for.
“He was waiting on our old wicker love seat, ring in hand, with the most beautiful proposal any best friend could ever give,” she explained.
The actress also revealed that waiting to kiss him until the end of the ceremony had been a big struggle for her.
“It was so hard not to kiss him during the ceremony!
I was going out of my mind,” she said.
“So the kiss at the end was amazing.”
The face of the NBA 2K franchise was back in motion-capture attire this week as Ronnie Singh aka Ronnie 2K posted images from a recent shoot for the new game.
Usually, Ronnie’s appearances come during the game’s popular MyCareer cutscenes.
It’s probable, that will be the case again this year.
Here is his tweet which features the image above and his caption.
We’ve learned Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have been involved in motion capture for the new game as well.
Cutscenes in NBA 2K games have been a catch-22 feature.
While they do enhance the experience, it has been a point of irritation for tons of gamers because you were unable to skip them if you chose.
It would be surprising to me if this functionality wasn’t included in this year’s game.
As cool as the cutscenes are, especially the first time around, it would be nice for those who want to get right into the action to have the option to skip.
Android Circuit: New Galaxy Note 9 Features Confirmed, OnePlus 6 Review, Radical Pixel 3 Design Leak
Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes new Galaxy Note 9 leaks, release date thoughts on the Galaxy S10, OnePlus 6 reviews and waterproofing discussions, Pixel 3 design leaked by Google, HTC launching the U12 Plus, Nokia 1 going on sale in UK, and BlackBerry Mobile teases the KEY2.
Latest Galaxy Note 9 Leak Although the under-screen fingerprint may have been dropped, the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is expected to showcase Samsung’s latest efforts in the AI space with an updated digital personal assistant.
Gordon Kelly reports: Speaking to The Korea Herald, Gray G. Lee, head of the AI Center Under Samsung Research, revealed the Galaxy Note 9 will be the launch device for Bixby 2.0.
Is Samsung Accelerating Galaxy Release Dates If the Galaxy Note 9 is going to be released early (with indications that a late July launch is possible) what does that mean for the rest of the flagship line up over the next device cycle?
Yet the handset offers an experience that is almost at flagship levels, but for $300 less.
This has become a defacto standard in high-end smartphones over recent years, and while OnePLus has waterproofed the handset, it’s tough to compare it without having a standard rating: If OnePlus is about challenging the flagship offerings from other devices then a defined standard is the way forward.
…the image shows a truly bezel-less device.
Kelly explains why this Pixel 3 leak feels genuine, here on Forbes.
Next: HTC reveals the U12 Plus, AndroidGo arrives in the UK on the Nokia 1, and BlackBerry teases the KEY2… HTC Finally Reveals The U12 Plus Accidentally leaked a day early on HTC’s own website, this week saw the launch of the HTC U12 Plus, this hears flagship handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer.
The Nokia 1 also features a 4.5-inch, 480 x 854 display, 8GB of storage, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and a 2,150mAh battery.
Now that I know how to turn off the automatic spelling correction on my iPhone, how can I turn it off on my Mac?
The system’s spell checker is separate from the grammar and proofreading tools included with programs like Microsoft Office (which has its own settings).
Image To turn off the Mac’s automatic-correction feature, open the System Preferences icon from the dock, or go to the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of the screen and choose System Preferences.
In the System Preferences box, click the Keyboard icon, select the Text tab and turn off the check box next to “Correct spelling automatically.” You can also disable automatic correction within certain programs without turning it off everywhere.
To do that within an open app, go to its Edit menu, to Spelling and Grammar, and select Correct Spelling Automatically; a check next to the item means it is enabled, so selecting it disables the feature.
Windows 10 users can shut down Microsoft’s built-in auto-correction function too.
On the left side of the box, select Typing and turn off the button next to “Autocorrect misspelled words.” Android’s auto-correction tools can also be enabled or disabled within the Language & Input settings, but Google recently announced new tools that move beyond basic spelling correction.
At its Google I/O conference earlier this month, the company revealed a new, optional Smart Compose function for its Gmail service that uses artificial intelligence to suggest complete — and perfectly spelled — sentences as you write new messages.
Personal Tech invites questions about computer-based technology to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This column will answer questions of general interest, but letters cannot be answered individually.
With its overall score of 103 points, the U12+ comes out a single point ahead of Huawei’s formidable P20, making it DxOMark’s highest-scoring smartphone camera, save for the triple-camera of the Huawei P20 Pro.
So let’s take a closer look at DxOMark’s results: Excellent Scores For Both Photo And Video The U12+ scores very well on both photo and video scores, achieving 106 points and 95 points respectively.
As the first smartphone to achieve 100 points in this sub-test, the U12+ delivered the best autofocus score to-date, coming in two points ahead of Huawei’s P20 and P20 Pro and Google’s Pixel and Pixel 2 range.
In particular, rather fundamental ‘Exposure & Contrast’ test produced a relatively low (for a current flagship) score of only 87 points, placing it behind the Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2, Huawei P20 and Apple iPhone X.
The best zoom result to-date belongs to the Huawei P20 Pro, with its superb score of 73.
Portrait mode photos, measured in the ‘Bokeh’ test, delivered strong performance, although some small errors were evident when separating the subject of the image from the background, according to DxOMark.
This results in a less impressive score than the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro, but equals the 50-point score of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
Video Performance Video capture also benefits from the superb autofocus capability of the U12+ and when combined with excellent control over image noise and solid stabilization, results in performance that exceeds that of the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Similarly, there are many photo functions which don’t factor in the overall scores, and these include options such as panoramic modes, portrait lighting effects and raw image capture.
There are also no tests made of the selfie camera, where the U12+’s dual camera modules give it a distinct advantage (in hardware terms, at least) over its competitors, especially when it comes to applying an editable bokeh effect.
Image LONDON — American news outlets including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Daily Star abruptly blocked access to their websites from Europe on Friday, choosing to black out readers rather than comply with a strict new data privacy law in the European Union that limits what information can be collected about people online.
The most notable blackouts were by news organizations tied to the American media company Tronc.
In addition to The Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, newspapers including The New York Daily News, The Orlando Sentinel and The Baltimore Sun were also unavailable to readers in Europe.
The websites of many other American news organizations, including The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post, were accessible from Europe.
“Welcome to USA Today Network’s European Union Experience,” the news organization posted at the top of its website, explaining that the company would not collect personally identifiable information or other data commonly used to sell online advertising.
Andrea Jelinek, chairwoman of the new European Data Protection Board, which will coordinate enforcement of the new law, criticized the blackout and said that companies had been given a long time to prepare.
Europe’s new privacy measures allow people to limit the information they leave behind when browsing social media, reading the news or shopping online.
Businesses must detail how someone’s data is being handled, and clear a higher bar to target advertising using personal information.
The law had been seen as focusing on Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook and Google, but publishers and advertising companies have warned that it will harm their businesses in particular because it restricts how information is packaged and shared to sell advertising.
Many companies will now partner with the bigger company, Ms. Shullman said.
Youtuber and rubber band enthusiast [JoergSprave] is a big fan of Star Wars, and he loved the look of the blaster that Han Solo gave to Rey.
He’d seen a few replicas of Rey NN-14 gun, but hadn’t seen any that actually fired anything, so he set out to make one that did.
The build itself is from plywood, with a paint job to make it look like an old blaster.
What makes the build really cool is the bullets used: glow sticks!
[Joerg] created space in the magazine for three glow sticks, so you’ve got a couple of shots before you have to reload.
Crack ’em, load them up and then fire away!
The glow sticks give the blaster fire a great look (especially in the dark!)
and it’s really easy to find the shots after you’ve fired them.
We’ve featured [Joerg]’s builds a few times on the site, and his build videos are a lot of fun.
Check out his compressed air crossbow bolt gatling gun, or his machete shooting slingshot.
The time has come to formalize the analytics function and bring in a leader who will provide vision, guidance, and organization, as well as optimize and scale the various analytics initiatives across different parts of the firm.
She optimizes the data platform, sets up automatic dashboards and creates a data management team of 12 professionals.
Peter and his executive team get regular reports, but they don’t know what to do with them, where to focus, what the reports are telling them, or how they should react.
Unfortunately, Peter’s not alone.
A quick survey of analytics leaders and leaders who own the analytics function reveals that this issue is more prevalent than expected.
Don’t leave the job of specifying your needs and success criteria to the candidates.
Don’t hire for the needs and problems of now.
…and the top 5 things what you must do: Brainstorm with your cross-functional executive team and create a vision document of what analytics should deliver.
When interviewing, ask the candidate for their vision and high-level 3-year plan for running the analytics function given your vision document.
Share the current analytics/data maturity, challenges, and constraints with the candidates.
Image Instagram announced Tuesday that it would add a mute feature to its service, allowing users to ignore certain accounts without unfollowing (and potentially alienating) friends who take the same picture of their breakfast every day.
(We like avocado toast too, but enough is enough!)
“The new feature lets you hide posts in feed from certain accounts, without unfollowing them,” Instagram said in a statement.
“With this change, you can make your feed even more personalized to what matters to you.” The feature, familiar from platforms like Twitter, had long been requested by Instagram’s users.
A spokeswoman for Instagram, Seine Kim, declined to provide specifics about the new feature, saying only that it was part of a larger effort to give users more control over their feeds.
“We’re always looking at ways to make the feed a better experience for people,” she said in a statement.
“We do some qualitative research and keep our ear on the ground for feedback from our community.” The mute feature represents the kind of concession to that user base that the app, which is owned by Facebook, has begun to make more frequently.
In March, Instagram announced that it was testing a “new posts” button that allowed users more power over when their feeds refreshed.
“I think this puts an emphasis on creating content that truly resonates with your audience because its easier than ever for them to block you out,” she said.
In response to Instagram’s announcement, Mr. McCall has told all of his clients the same thing: “The content you’re creating needs to be even more strategic now because people can literally just ignore you.”
No matter which platform you’re into, retrocomputing is usually a labor of love.
The obsolete, the unpopular, the downright weird – old computers of every stripe are found, restored to something like their former glory, and given a new lease on life.
It’s heartwarming, in a way.
In the two-part video below, [The 8-Bit Guy] goes through the gory details of bringing this classic Commodore back from the grave.
The first video shows the cosmetic rebuild, which given the filthy state of the machine was no mean feat.
Cracked open, the guts were found to be filled with an oily residue; [The 8-Bit Guy] chalks that up to a past life in some kind of industrial setting, but we see it more as flood damage.
Whatever the sad circumstances on the machine’s demise, the case required a workout to clean up, and it came out remarkably fresh looking.
Part two focuses on getting the machine running again, and here [The 8-Bit Guy] had his work cut out as well.
With a logic probe, signal injector, and some good old-fashioned chip swapping, he was able to eliminate most of the potential problems before settling in on some RAM chips as culprits for the video problems he saw at power-up.
We have a lot of respect for the hackers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
When their stuff has a problem, it is often millions of miles away and yet they often find a way to fix it anyway.
Case in point is the Curiosity Mars rover.
It uses two stabilizers to steady itself against the target rock.
A failed motor prevents the drill bit from retracting and extending between the stabilizers.
Of course, sending a repair tech 60 million miles is not in the budget, so they had to find another way.
You can see a video about the way they found, below.
Now the rover has to use the entire arm to push the drill forward and recenter without the stabilizers.
The arm has a force sensor made to detect if the arm strikes something.
Since the drill no longer retracts, it can’t deliver the payload of rock powder to the onboard laboratories.
If you consider the logistics and think about some sleepover classics, you can easily find snacks for your sleepover!
Similarly, you’ll want to avoid foods or drinks that will stain if spilled.
If you’re outside in warm weather, you’ll want to avoid things that will attract bees and wasps (such as sodas), and food that will melt too quickly to be enjoyed.
Some people can’t eat certain foods for whatever reason – some common causes are allergies, food intolerances, being vegetarian or vegan, or sensitivity to certain foods (such as spicy foods).
This doesn’t mean that the snacks you wanted can’t be at your party – just find ways to make them match the theme.
Try looking up ideas for themed party snacks.
While you may not want to avoid all of these, don’t have a lot of them, either.
Lots of classic sleepover snacks can have a neat twist put on them to make them more exciting, or new recipes can pop up that you’d never even thought of.
Pinterest, for example, has masses of creative snack recipes for sleepovers, even themed ones.
For example, you can ask, “I wanted to get some snacks for the sleepover, but I don’t know what I should get.
Should the Netflix drama return for a third season, which seems likely, Langford won’t return as Hannah Baker, the girl whose suicide sparked the events of the first and second seasons.
Langford, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in season one, appeared in the second season as Hannah in flashbacks in other character’s stories and as a ghost-like presence with Clay (Dylan Minnette).
The Hannah of season one, the Hannah as Hannah saw herself, said goodbye in the first season. “For me, we told Hannah’s story so fully in season one.
And in a way, doing that scene in episode 13, I’ve so often referred to it as it was the hardest scene because it’s the scene where I had to let her go.
The challenge was when you tell a character’s story so fully, and then you have to come back as a version of her that’s filtered through other people’s eyes; that required a lot of trust,” Langford told EW.
If the show returns for a third season, Langford said the character’s impact would still be felt. “At the end of the day one of the really important things to take from this season in regards to Hannah is that it doesn’t matter who she was or what she did, she didn’t deserve any of what happened to her.”
For season two, the writers crafted an entirely original story that featured Hannah’s parents suing the school district over her suicide. “I felt like there were so many questions left unanswered at the end of season [one,]” Alisha Boe, who plays Jessica on the series, told E!
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex just received a coat of arms, which is full of symbolic nods to Markle’s upbringing — and yet another departure from royal traditional.
But with Markle’s father absent from the wedding, Markle was given the coat of arms directly.
And unlike most coats of arms, it does not include Markle’s family name.
Here’s what each part of Markle’s coat of arms means.
Shield The right half of the shield is filled with nods to California, Markle’s home state.
Markle’s arms are placed on the shield alongside Prince Harry’s, to symbolize their new union.
This means their arms have been “impaled,” according to Kensington Palace.
Supporters When a woman marries into the royal family, she is given a “supporter”—one of the figures on either side of the shield—and takes one of her husband’s, Kensington Palace explains.
“The Supporter relating to The Duchess of Sussex is a songbird with wings elevated as if flying and an open beak, which with the quill represents the power of communication,” the statement says.
The crown is decorated with two crosses patée, two strawberry leaves and four fleurs-de-lys.
In an interview with The Observer, Scott Brunton, who’d previously told The Hollywood Reporter that Takei had groped him one night in 1981, clarified that he did not remember any inappropriate touching.
Still, Brunton stated that he feels Takei was “taking advantage of our friendship” and feels he deserves an apology. “As many of you know, this has been a very difficult period for myself and my husband Brad as we have dealt with the impact of these accusations, but we are happy to see that this nightmare is finally drawing to a close,” he wrote.
Your support kept us going, and we are so immensely thankful for you.”
Brunton, a former model, initially told The Hollywood Reporter that after he’d met Takei, now 81, at a bar, the actor invited him back to his home for a nightcap.
Takei, who is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” television series, tweeted that he did not remember ever meeting Brunton, and “the events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur.”
https://t.co/nHCjnebCBO — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 25, 2018 As I stated before, I do not remember Mr. Brunton or any of the events he described from forty years ago, but I do understand that this was part of a very important national conversation that we as a society must have, painful as it might be.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 25, 2018 It is in that spirit that I want folks to know, despite what he has put us through, I do not bear Mr. Brunton any ill will, and I wish him peace.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 25, 2018 Brad and I are especially grateful for the many fans who stood by me throughout this ordeal.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 25, 2018
These are fidget balls that “help” you focus!
Games like Boule and Varpa have been around for a very long time.—Rolf from Stockholm, Sweden They were used as individual game pieces in a pick up game.
The first thing I thought of when I saw them was, “Oh look, ancient multi-sided gamer dice!
Cooking They were heated stones dropped into the liquid in order to cook stews or meals.—Judith Berkowitz from San Francisco, California, U.S.
Stories They could be visual aids for storytelling.
The incised marks identified the type of story that would be told.
—Dulcy Freeman They were used to tell life stories that were passed down within the family.
Orbs with plainer patterns and more knobs showed a map covering a broad area of land.
Orbs with intricate patterns and fewer knobs represented a detailed map of one specific area.
—Misha from London, United Kingdom Music and Art Art, for art’s sake.
Earlier this week, several New Yorkers noticed a strangely familiar noise emanating from midtown LinkNYC kiosks.
Gothamist reports that as many as ten kiosks along Third Avenue, which provide free wi-fi access across the city, began all trilling simultaneously with the the iconic Mister Softee jingle.
Normally the music is a happy announcement of warm weather and ice cream for sale.
But it sounded off and slowed-down from the usual, twinkling song.
At first, onlookers thought they might be hearing distant trucks.
But locals, such as bike courier Steve Burges, soon discovered that it was indeed coming from kiosks, and that “something was off because of the slow rhythmics [of] the song, and it was really eerie,” as he described to the paper.
The haunting jingle doesn’t seem to be part of a promotion or a prank: On Twitter, LinkNYC assured people that, no, they were “not hacked,” and they rebooted the system to stop the music.
So what really happened?
It’s tough to say at this point, as no one has claimed responsibility.
The battle against the ice cream jingle was a part of the Bloomberg administration’s crackdown on noise in the city, dubbed Operation Silent Night.
Hair was supposed to be kept above the collar, but there was often nowhere for women to get it cut or set.
Toward the end of the war, some adjustments were made—though, for more than two years, women had to find solutions themselves.
The master menu had been written for men: Women found it heavy, fatty, and overly sweet.
At communal messes between men and women’s barracks, Treadwell writes, “company commanders reported not only loss of esprit, but a serious nutritional problem.” Women’s barracks were smaller than men’s, which meant they were outnumbered in mess halls.
One study indicated that 82 percent gained about six pounds in their first six weeks of basic training.
By the end of that stint, some 45 percent of female soldiers were deemed overweight.
It was this perceived health risk that led to an overhaul of the women’s menu—though the unfortunate title of the 1944 army-issued circular Weight Control in the WAC meant that women were mostly “unmercifully ribbed” by male personnel “who found the circular enjoyable reading matter.” And so, in January 1945, the New York Times reported, the army introduced a widespread diet revision for all women, which saved an estimated $2.7 million a year: “The Wac, though a soldier and leading an active life, does not eat a man’s ration, and so can be nourished adequately on 3,100 calories a day, which is 650 calories less than is required for male soldiers.” From now on, women would be served fewer fried potatoes, less breakfast sausage, and more fruit.
Nine months after the army Quartermaster General finally introduced a women’s master menu, the Second World War came to an end.
It’s not clear how much of an impact the new menu made to women, though it certainly saved the army money.
WAC servicewomen returned to civilian life, after years of having to forge their own path and prove themselves amid what historian D’Ann Campbell describes as “intense hostility from their male comrades.” Despite it all, they excelled: General Douglas MacArthur, Treadwell writes, said the WACS were his “best soldiers”—more industrious, more disciplined, and more cheerful than their male counterparts.
Medellín is a forbiddingly steep city.
Top Places in Colombia See more things to do in Colombia » In 2004 the city pioneered a new kind of mass transit, a fast-moving urban gondola system called Metrocable that carries commuters from the hills directly to the light-rail station at the valley floor.
The Metrocables—as of 2018 there are three of them, with more planned—have proved both wildly useful and popular, as well as extremely scenic.
The cars, which each hold eight passengers, speed up the hills on an elevated cable at 10 miles an hour.
They are not much different from a gondola that might take you up to the top of an Alp.
But what’s different are the setting and the passengers.
Stations are dropped right in the bustle of jam-packed city neighborhoods.
Line K, the city’s first and most popular line, has 30,000 riders each day, and cuts commute times in half or more.
They’ve also become popular with tourists, since they offer amazing views of the city.
The Metrocables are wonderful, but they’re also strange.
Disney and Lucasfilms’ Solo: A Star Wars Story is struggling in its debut at the Memorial Day box office, where it could come in well behind expectations with $105 million-$110 million for the four-day holiday weekend unless traffic picks up in earnest on Saturday.
The Han Solo origin story is pacing well behind fellow standalone movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which took in $29 million in Thursday-evening previews in mid-December of 2016 on its way to a $71 million Friday and a three-day debut of $155 million.
Solo grossed $14.1 million in Thursday previews for a projected $35 million Friday.
The news is grim overseas, where Solo is launching in most points around the globe timed to its U.S. launch, including China.
Disney hasn’t yet provided numbers from China, but box-office sources there show the movie opening to roughly $3 million on Friday for a possible weekend debut in the $10 million range.
Rogue One is the best comp for Solo among the three new Star Wars films released by Disney and Lucasfilm.
Star Wars: Episode VII — Force Awakens, which revived the franchise after a long absence from the big screen and featured original stars from the first films, debuted to a then-record $248 million in December 2015, followed by $220 million for Last Jedi, the follow-up to Force Awakens.
Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich in the titular role opposite Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.
Updated with revised weekend estimates.
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Instagram has over 500 million users.
Pretty much everyone is using the social media app to share sexy selfies, sunsets, and brunch pics.
Even the super rich and famous are Instagram obsessed.
(Except Justin Bieber who went bonkers and deleted his account.)
We all love to see celebs’ photos from their everyday lives, but the most entertaining thing about their Instagram accounts, in some cases, is how they choose to present themselves in their bios.
Here are 15 random celebrities and their equally random Instagram bios.
“Look through my eyes and witness life as I see it.” “making america great again” “I use my twitter for jokes mostly.
But I use my Instagram for deeper more meaningful stuff like pictures mostly.” “14 year old NYC Shih Tzu adopted from a shelter at age 11.
walking & parties.
I’m a lady!
This story was submitted as a nomination to the Reader’s Digest “Top 10 Nicest Places in America” contest: a crowd-sourced effort to uncover nooks where people are still kind and respectful in an era of cultural and political divides.
He and Gail have owned their five-acre flower farm for over 10 years now, but before they bought the land Route 2, they had a flower farm at their house on Peacham Pond, also in Marshfield.
I first met George and Gail about the time they started moving their farm to the Route 2 location from their home by Peacham Pond.
They slowly but deliberately took me under their wing so they could try to pull me out of it and get me the help I needed.
The flower farm, along with George and Gail, soon became my saving grace as they have for many others over the past years.
A similar situation happened to a now-mutual friend of ours.
This friend was going through a bout of depression, but noticed that when she would visit the flower farm, pull some weeds, and plant some flowers, her mood would lift.
She and I used the flower farm as a “therapy” tool at the suggestion of George and Gail.
It’s So Spectacular, it Gets Visitors.
For the past couple of years, we have both become better people thanks to George, Gail and the flower farm.
While a small water leak isn’t a huge deal if you find and repair it promptly, a busted water pipe can turn a dry basement into the Pacific Ocean in zero seconds flat.
However, with water leak sensors in place, you’ll at least have the opportunity to lessen the disaster level.
The situation can be even worse while you’re away from home.
To add insult to injury, insurers don’t like to insure homes where there has been significant water damage.
After all, they still won’t prevent water leaks or burst pipes.
How to Install Water Leak Sensors There are several smart water leak sensors available on the market.
If you don’t have a smarthome hub, you can get Wi-Fi water sensors that connect directly to your home’s Wi-Fi.
This is why we like to use Z-Wave and a smarthome hub for smaller devices around the house.
Whenever the two contact points both make contact with water (since water is conductive), it completes the circuit and activates the alarm (and sends an alert to your phone if it’s a smart sensor).
Instead, mount the contacts vertical facing down, so that both contacts are touching the surface.
You need somebody who is willing to put his or her money into your idea, which is an entirely different beast.
You will be asking people to give up their cash, so you must keep this in mind when you write your plan.
After that, describe in detail your product and/or services and how they will make money.
Section five should explain your business startup and growth strategy and how you plan to implement it.
Investor options include angel investors, crowd funders, and – believe it or not – your competition.
Squarespace Angel investors are wealthy people willing to put their own money into business ventures.
Crowd Funders For the independent entrepreneur who doesn’t want anyone else involved in managing his startup, crowd funders are another option.
Venture capitalists are people who invest in existing entities to give them the boost they need to reach their next plateau and then go beyond it.
Many people think that venture capitalists only invest in technology companies, but this isn’t the case.
There are plenty of financing options available whether you are just starting out or planning your growth.
If you’ve been struggling with sleep deprivation throughout your work week, then don’t feel bad about sleeping in this weekend – a new study says that it’ll make you live longer.
Researchers at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute – which is Sweden’s most acclaimed medical university – have published a new study that links sleeping in on the weekend to living a regular lifespan.
The study followed the sleep habits of 43,880 subjects over the course of 13 years.
The findings showed that people who slept for short amounts of time during the week and the weekend had a 52% increased rate of mortality.
However, people who slept for short amounts of time during the week, but compensated for it by sleeping in on the weekends, displayed normal rates of mortality.
LISTEN: 10 Ways to Sleep Smarter and Why You Should Start Using Them Tonight Additionally, the sleep deprivation did not affect subjects who were over 65 years old – which means that thousands of middle-aged adults are being negatively affected by lack of sleep.
The study, which was published in the Journal of Sleep Research, directly reenforces why people of all ages should aim to periodically get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep during the week, even if they are sleeping less during the other nights.
If you are having trouble sleeping, then this other study suggests that you go camping for a weekend in order to reset your body’s natural sleep cycle; or you can simply put on Baa Baa Land, the “world’s most boring film”.
So when Saturday morning rolls around, go ahead and turn off your alarm clock – it’s for your own good.
Don’t Snooze On This Story: Share It With Your Sleep-Deprived Friends – Photo by Tony Alter, CC
Drinkers enjoy their piping cups of Turkish coffee unfiltered, with perceivable grit suspended throughout the liquid.
Although fans know to gently agitate the beverage before every sip, ensuring an even mix of flavor, first-timers often down the cup without stirring, thinking the coffee is weaker than it actually is.
Any coffee can be Turkish coffee, even if it hails from Indonesia or Ethiopia.
Turks then add these to cold water in a brass pot called a cezve and carefully heat the mixture until the liquid rises and froths up.
(Those who speed up the process by starting with warm water compromise the taste of the finished product.
Locals call this shortcut the “dishwater” version.)
Baristas say that the appearance of an almost creamy foam on top is a sign of proper brewing technique.
The thicker, the better: You know you’ve made a good cup of coffee, Turks joke, when you can float a horseshoe on it.
Though surrounding countries prepare coffee in a similar fashion, many object to giving Turkey credit.
No matter where the beans come from or where they’re brewed, thick, dark residual grounds peppering anyone’s smile will always look the same.
Emilia Clarke Tries Her Hand At Stock Photography, And The Result Is So Funny The Internet Wants Her To Star In ‘The Office’
We covered some truly classic examples of stock photography recently, and it turns out that it isn’t only us that loves to poke fun at the weird and wonderful genre.
Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has shown that she can do comedy as well as her more dramatic roles, making a hilariously deadpan video for Vanity Fair about her ‘true calling’ of creating the perfect stock photos.
Channeling her inner David Brent (boss in the superior UK version of The Office) the skit manages to gloriously mock stock photography, as well letting Emilia make fun of herself.
“I’m taking a method approach,” she says about her foray into acting for the photos.
“I mean Daniel Day-Lewis, he can learn something from me in this.” Some people not familiar with the ‘mockumentary’ style have seen the satire fly straight over their heads and are completely confused by the randomness of the video.
However we believe that if there ever comes a day when The Office gets a remake, Emilia should be a shoo-in for the lead role!
Scroll down to check out the video for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Emilia Clarke is a brilliant actress best known for her role in Game Of Thrones She has recently found another talent however The weird and wonderful world of stock photography “I’m taking a method approach” “I mean Daniel Day-Lewis, he can learn something from me in this” The video is pure comedy gold, check it out for yourself below!
Here’s how people reacted to the hilarious satire
A lot of times, people don’t speak up when their significant other does something that bothers them.
Imgur user somethingsomethingDANGER is not one of those people.
Come on, dude.
So many painful razor bumps gained.
Ok, let’s all learn from this, beyond this lady’s “PSA: Please give an hours warning, minimum.” -Number one: Honesty and openness are the pillars of any great relationship.
-Number two: Girls do not just hop out of bed looking like magical unicorn goddesses.
Beauty takes time.
Respect that time by canceling on us before we have turned Netflix off and gotten out of bed.
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