• Stallone jokes about elocution school at sneak peek of 'Rambo V'
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    Stallone jokes about elocution school at sneak peek of 'Rambo V'

    Sylvester Stallone said Friday that he and Arnold Schwarzenegger should set up a Hollywood elocution school together as he gave the Cannes film festival a sneak preview of "Rambo V: Last Blood". The "Rocky" star opened up about the facial paralysis that dogged him since birth and

  • Polanski's wife hits out at Tarantino over Sharon Tate
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    Polanski's wife hits out at Tarantino over Sharon Tate

    Roman Polanski's wife hit out at Quentin Tarantino on Friday for not consulting her husband over his critically-acclaimed "Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood" which features Polanski's late second wife Sharon Tate as a character. French actress Emmanuelle Seigner took to social media

  • 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie now set for 2020
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    'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie now set for 2020

    Three weeks after its title character was promised a makeover, video game adaptation "Sonic the Hedgehog" is now due four months later than expected, with a new February 2020 date announced. Sonic the Hedgehog didn't quite look his usual self in the debut trailer for his self-titled movie

  • Football players at greater risk of premature death than baseball players: study
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    Football players at greater risk of premature death than baseball players: study

    American football players have a higher risk of mortality than baseball players of the same age, particularly from neurodegenerative and heart diseases, says a new study published Friday. The study's authors at Harvard University cautioned that the research was not designed to find the reasons for

  • Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots
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    Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

    The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks in curbing automated accounts, or bots, and other nefarious efforts to manipulate the platforms. How do so many fake accounts crop up? Facebook

  • 'Call of Duty' 2019 to be 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare'
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    'Call of Duty' 2019 to be 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare'

    This year's entry to the "Call of Duty" franchise appears to be called "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," the name leaking after a few weeks of private demonstrations. The sixth "Call of Duty" game within its Modern Warfare sub-series is to take the name "Call of

  • Plastic polluter: Brazil recycles 'almost nothing'
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    Plastic polluter: Brazil recycles 'almost nothing'

    Standing among sacks of used supermarket shopping bags, soft drink bottles and detergent containers, Evelin Marcele is scornful of Brazil's efforts to recycle plastic waste. "Almost nothing," said the 40-year-old director of CoopFuturo, a sorting center for recyclable material in Rio de

  • 'Chex Quest 3': Cereal maker General Mills releases FPS game, mini-doc
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    'Chex Quest 3': Cereal maker General Mills releases FPS game, mini-doc

    Grab your slime-zapping spork and convince your parents (or yourself) this has nothing to do with the ultra-violent "Doom": "Chex Quest 3," the first-person shooter with a piece of cereal as its hero, has been re-released with the blessing of manufacturer General Mills. Cereal brand

  • José Andrés has released a cookbook centered on vegetables
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    José Andrés has released a cookbook centered on vegetables

    Influential chef José Andrés has published a cookbook dedicated entirely to the plant kingdom -- and to his friend the late Anthony Bourdain. 

  • At Cannes, stars raise over $15 mn for AIDS research
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    At Cannes, stars raise over $15 mn for AIDS research

    Stars of the movies and the music world raised more than $15 million for AIDS research at Cannes film festival's most glamorous party, organisers said on Friday.

  • Leonard Cohen's letters to muse Marianne Ihlen hitting the auction block next month
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    Leonard Cohen's letters to muse Marianne Ihlen hitting the auction block next month

    The sale features an archive of over 50 love letters from Cohen to Ilhem, most of which have never been seen publicly. Postmarked from Hydra, Montreal, New York, Tel Aviv and Havana, they were written during pivotal years in Cohen's career. Highlights from the auction include a letter written in

  • Huawei trademarks name of brand-OS in the works
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    Huawei trademarks name of brand-OS in the works

    In the wake of Google revoking Android software access to Huawei devices worldwide, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese tech company's operating system in development is advanced enough to have a trademarked name: Hongmeng. Earlier this week, Google banned any new Huawei devices from

  • Tarantino's Hollywood hound takes home Palm Dog award
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    Tarantino's Hollywood hound takes home Palm Dog award

    The hefty American pitbull who wolfed down cans of tinned rat in Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Once Upon A Time. .. In Hollywood" won the Palm Dog prize at the Cannes film festival Friday. Known as Brandy, the brawny beast played a starring role as Brad Pitt's trusty hound in the

  • More Aladdin-themed makeup is here, courtesy of Primark
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    More Aladdin-themed makeup is here, courtesy of Primark

    "Aladdin" fever is mounting as Disney releases its new star-studded live-action version of the classic story, and beauty brands are hitching a ride on the magic carpet. MAC Cosmetics was one of the first in line, having launched its ‘Disney Aladdin Collection by MAC' makeup collection

  • Audi to swap out TT for all-electric model
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    Audi to swap out TT for all-electric model

    Audi's CFO has indicated that the company is "shedding old baggage," meaning it will be discontinuing the TT coupe to replace it with a BEV, according to a Bloomberg report. As reported by Bloomberg Thursday, Audi will be discontinuing the TT coupe and possibly the R8 as well in order

  • Princess Charlotte to attend same school as Prince George in September
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    Princess Charlotte to attend same school as Prince George in September

    We can't wait for the first day photos.

  • As Theresa May resigns, nation gets distracted by Hot Podium Guy
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    As Theresa May resigns, nation gets distracted by Hot Podium Guy

    "Hot Lectern Man for Prime Minister."

  • Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch next year: BBC
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    Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch next year: BBC

    Facebook has been in contact with US and British financial regulators with a view to launching its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday. "GlobalCoin" would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen countries, starting in the first quarter of 2020, the broadcaster

  • In the land of stout and spirits, Ireland's first 'dry pub'
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    In the land of stout and spirits, Ireland's first 'dry pub'

    It's happy hour in Dublin and the drinks are flowing, but in Ireland's first "dry pub" patrons are forgoing Guinness and whiskey for non-boozy beers and zero percent wine. The Virgin Mary, which opened this month, bucks the trend in a city where nightlife is fuelled by stout and spirits

  • Google Duo eight-person group calling rolls out globally
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    Google Duo eight-person group calling rolls out globally

    After only being available in select regions for a few weeks, Google Duo's group-calling feature started rolling out Thursday to all iOS and Android users across the globe. After Microsoft rolled out support for 50-person Skype group calls in April and Apple's Facetime gained group call support

  • Rights and obligations under EU's data protection rules
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    Rights and obligations under EU's data protection rules

    The EU's stringent data protection rules have bolstered the rights of European citizens and imposed new responsibilities on companies since coming into force a year ago. Here is an explainer on the rights and obligations entailed under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which launched

  • Skoda unveils first all-electric compact car
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    Skoda unveils first all-electric compact car

    Skoda has launched a new iV e-mobility sub-brand for its new range of hybrid and electric vehicles. Skoda unveiled the Citigo e iV, the car brand's first all-electric vehicle, at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-finals in Bratislava, Slovakia. The electric motor promises power output

  • One year on, EU's GDPR sets global standard for data protection
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    One year on, EU's GDPR sets global standard for data protection

    The EU's strict data laws have set the global benchmark for protecting personal information online since coming into force a year ago, but some worry that many users have barely noticed the change. The "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR), launched on May 25 last year, enhances

  • Rolling Stones pass 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' songwriter royalties to Richard Ashcroft
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    Rolling Stones pass 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' songwriter royalties to Richard Ashcroft

    The Verve frontman announced on Thursday that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones have granted him all future royalties from the 1997 hit "Bitter Sweet Symphony," which samples a version of a Stones song. "This remarkable and life-affirming turn of events was made possible

  • Whether you drink red or white wine says a lot about your personality
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    Whether you drink red or white wine says a lot about your personality

    Does your personality match up to your drinking habits?