Selena Gomez just said social media has been terrible for young people

(CNN)Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the “terrible” effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms. The 26-year-old actress and singer is in Cannes to promote Jim Jarmusch’s new zombie movie, “The Dead Don’t Die,” which also features Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton. Asked what more she could do to improve the social media environment given her large following, Gomez said it is “impossible” at this point to make it safe. She also said she tries to be conscious when posting on Instagram, to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on her fans. “I’m very grateful I have the platform in any way, I can still share things I’m …

HBO has edited out the infamous ‘Game of Thrones’ coffee cup

Do NOT talk to Daenerys Targaryen until she's had her coffee.Image: courtesy of HBO That coffee cup cameo in Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones is now a relic of the past thanks to a little Hollywood magic. After some sharp-eyed Game of Thrones fans noticed what appeared to be a modern-day coffee cup sitting near Daenerys Targaryen during a feast scene in Winterfell on Sunday, the folks behind the show went into damage control-mode and edited out the cup, so anyone who watches the episode now won’t see the gaff. Before editing out the beverage, HBO released a statement saying that the latte on the table was an error, joking that Daenerys had actually ordered an herbal tea. …

10 facts about the ‘Star Wars’ universe for May the 4th

It's Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you.Image: bob al-greene/mashable Pour the blue milk, crank up the Cantina song, and get ready to boogie-woogie-wookiee. It’s May The Fourth — aka “Star Wars Day” — and all across our galaxy, fans are celebrating. Some are hours deep into epic rewatches. Others are dressing up their pets, baking intergalactic treats, and exchanging themed gifts. A sizable portion of the fandom is even uh… getting “creative” with their searches on PornHub. SEE ALSO: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer gets classic 16-bit treatment for May the 4th And then, a cut above the rest, are the league of Star Wars fan artists. Across social media, talented IRL Jedi are creating …

SpongeBob and the 7 life lessons he taught a generation

(CNN)It’s been 20 years, and the little sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea still resonates with people around the world. While the character’s mass appeal has surprised some critics, SpongeBob’s millennial fanbase, now grown-up adults, took away messages on friendship, honesty and finding the courage to be yourself. Here are just seven life lessons that influenced a generation. You can do whatever you set your mind to Starting from the day he barges into the successful restaurant known as the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob is ready to take on any task — even if it involves flipping patties behind the fry cooker. He chants over and over and over again, “I’m ready! I’m ready! I’m ready!” And when …

Ubisoft pledges its support to the Notre-Dame Cathedral

Image: Gearbox software The Borderlands 3 reveal on May 1 was almost great, if not for all the drama. It was looking good at first for developer Gearbox Software. Despite the questionable choice to have embattled studio founder and CEO Randy Pitchford serve as the hype man on stage, the game does a fine job of making a case for its own existence. Not that it’s a giant leap forward. This series has been largely dormant for five years. But with all the industry shifts lately toward more fully online “games-as-a-service” (think Destiny), Gearbox’s pitch of “more Borderlands, with cool improvements” is a tantalizing proposition. The new game will stick with the first-person space Diablo vibe that’s defined the series …

Disney movies could earn up to 50 percent of summer ticket sales

We know, Bucky! We're trying to get to the bottom of it!Image: Marvel Studios Some spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame. Because Avengers: Endgame is a movie about time travel, it has a scene in which the Avengers rattle off a list of time travel movies.  There’s Back to the Future, of course. And Star Trek, Terminator, A Wrinkle in Time, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Time Cop, Hot Tub Time Machine —  Wait. Hot Tub Time Machine?  Starring this guy?  Also familiar to Marvel fans as this guy? SEE ALSO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Status of every character after ‘Infinity War’ Yep, Avengers: Endgame, a movie starring Sebastian Stan, has a reference to Hot Tub Time Machine, another movie starring Sebastian Stan. …

Netflix canceled ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ and the fans are so mad

RIP zombie mom.Image: SAEED ADYANI / NETFLIX Netflix’s Santa Clarita Dietis dead. After three seasons, Netflix canceled the series on Friday. Starring Drew Barrymore as a zombie mom and Timothy Olyphant as her husband trying to cover her flesh-eating behavior from friends and family, Santa Clarita Diet mixed just enough weird and comedy to build a cult following. So naturally, as soon as word got out Netflix killed the show, fans broke out their pitchforks and took to Twitter to vent. SEE ALSO: Netflix is testing a shuffle option With Avengers the talk of Hollywood, one Twitter user hilariously joked how the person who canceled the show should get “Thanos snapped.” LOL. @netflix is cancelling all of these good shows …

A comprehensive beginner’s guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Welcome to your cram session! Let's get crackin'.Image: bob Al-Greene/Mashable Warning: Heavy spoilers from throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe are present in this post, excluding Avengers: Endgame Proceed with caution. So, you’ve got a ticket to see Avengers: Endgame. But the thing is… you’ve never seen a Marvel movie, have no idea what an Infinity Stone is, and are pretty sure Thanos is a brand of dish detergent.  Bad news: Endgame is out now, so you’ve only got a little time to get caught up before diving in to 2019’s most anticipated premiere.  Good news: We’re here to help you cram before you hit the theater! Prioritizing efficiency over thoroughness, here are all of the Marvel basics you need to …

When to take a bathroom break during ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Uh, Cap… how do you guys plan to go to the bathroom in those suits? Extremely mild spoilers for Avengers: Endgame ahead. For all the obsessive secrecy surrounding Avengers: Endgame, there is one dramatic detail we know for sure: At just over three hours, it is the longest Marvel Cinematic Movie of all time. If just thinking about that run time makes you uncomfortable, that’s understandable. Three hours is a long time to go without a single bathroom break, even for a healthy adult who hates drinking water, and no matter how much you’re enjoying the movie in question.  So when should you do it? As someone who’s seen the film twice, I can tell you that the honest truth …

Ariana Grande cites Jim Carrey in post opening up about depression

(CNN)Ariana Grande posted about her struggle with depression on Instagram using a quote from actor Jim Carrey. Grande, 25, captioned a subsequent post of Carrey, “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.” The singer explained her admiration for the comedian goes way back. “My first AIM username was jimcarreyfan42 when I was in like 4th grade,” she wrote on Instagram. In 2014, she posted a video of her in tears while meeting the actor. me meeting Jim Carrey 😭😭😭😭😭😭 (but why is Alexa laughing at me behind the camera) A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Apr 22, 2014 at 2:18am PDT Carrey saw her posts and responded on Twitter to express his admiration for Grande’s openness. “I read your lovely …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more shine bright in ‘Knock Down the House’ trailer: Watch

Rachel Lears’s moving documentary Knock Down the House chronicles the merited campaigns of four progressive women candidates — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Amy Vilela, and Paula Jean Swearengin — during the 2018 midterm elections.  The trailer above traces the poignancy of their run for Congress. We already know the ending to this story, but clearly, it’s the journey that matters here. Knock Down the House had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Netflix will make it available to stream starting May 1. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘The Cher Show’ cast join actual Cher for a pretty special performance

It’s no mean feat playing a music legend in a Broadway show, but The Cher Show cast give it a red hot go. However, Cher herself reminded us of the real deal when she joined Broadway’s Jarrod Spector and Micaela Diamond for a performance of her Sonny Bono duet “I Got You Babe” on The Tonight Show. Honestly, Diamond and Spector do a killer job. But having the Goddess of Pop join the party to belt out her own classic 1965 track is a real treat — and one hell of a time warp. Makes you want to watch Mamma Mia 2 again… Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

10 critical ‘GoT’ details to remember during the final season

(CNN)Nothing in “Game of Thrones” happens by accident. (NOTE: This list only includes things specifically mentioned or heavily implied in the series, so things like the Valonqar prophecy are not mentioned by name. Otherwise, we’d be here all day.) 1. White Walker symbols In case you needed a clue that this story wasn’t JUST about games and thrones, after all, the very first scene of Season 1, Episode 1 ends with a very cryptic arrangement of dead bodies, executed by the very murder snowmen we’ve come to know and fear. We see the White Walkers using circular patterns pretty often, and a spiral pattern of dead bodies in Season 3, Episode 3 is echoed again in Season 6, Episode 5 …

Trump’s campaign video featuring ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ soundtrack taken down from Twitter

A Trump campaign video was taken down following a copyright claim.Image: getty images Twitter has taken down a video posted by Donald Trump following a copyright complaint. The apparent 2020 campaign video was posted on Trump’s Twitter account on Tuesday, and featured the soundtrack to The Dark Knight Rises, which was the last film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series. SEE ALSO: Trump tweeted a bizarre 2020 hype video set to music from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ In a matter of hours, the video had amassed more than 2.5 million views, but later that day, the video was removed from Twitter, displaying a message that it had been taken down due to a copyright complaint.

7 surprising facts about the ’80s vampire film The Lost Boys

Image: john p johnson/fx The following review is spoiler-free! Proceed with reckless abandon. Grab your pitchforks and torches: What We Do In The Shadows just might be better as a series. It’s blasphemy, I know. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s 2014 film is the gold standard for vampire comedy and a standout in any spooky streaming collection worth its salt.  But FX’s expansion on the original’s darkly hilarious premise takes what was already great and makes it bloody brilliant. Clement and Waititi serve as executive producers on the series and their pitch-perfect tone can be felt throughout. Rather than pushing the comedic limitations of the movie to meet the demands of a series, the creative pair has deftly reimagined the …

Trevor Noah busts out multiple British accents, roasts Brexit

Even attempting to understand the ongoing nightmare that is Brexit is nigh on impossible — but Trevor Noah has an analogy that might help. In The Daily Show clip above, he likens Britain leaving the EU to “the world’s biggest escape the room”, before launching into a range of chaotic British accents to emphasise the confusion. To be fair, you can’t fault his John Oliver impression. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific