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A Guide to the Evangelical Celebrities and Pastors Dominating Hollywood

When <b>Justin Bieber</b>, the 24-year-old oft-troubled pop star, announced his engagement to <b>Hailey Baldwin</b>, the 21-year-old model daughter of <b>Stephen …

Kylie Jenner

How did Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. go from pop-culture behemoth to scrappy underdog? 

<i>In 100 Episodes,</i> The A.V. Club <i>examines the shows that made it to that number, considering both how they advanced and reflected the medium and what</i> …

Comics

Marvel Wants James Gunn Back and Is Trying to Persuade Disney to Rehire Him on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ — Report

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the cast of the "Guardians" franchise have all voices their support for Gunn to be reinstated as director for the next …

Marvel Universe

NASA unveils the astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from U.S. soil

By Christian Davenport<p>, Reporter<p>HOUSTON — NASA on Friday announced the crews of the first flights from U.S. soil since the space shuttle retired in 2011, an elite group of astronauts that the agency hopes will help open a new era of space travel.<p>The crews would fly on spacecraft developed not by …

Space Exploration

California battles its biggest ever wildfire, Trump vows support

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump struck a more conciliatory tone over California's raging wildfires on Tuesday, saying he was in constant contact with officials there, a day after blaming the state's environmental policies for exacerbating the fires.<p>One of the 17 major fires in …

Social Media

PepsiCo's Nooyi to Exit, Thinning the Ranks of U.S. Female CEOs

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as chief executive officer of food and beverage giant PepsiCo Inc., handing the reins to a top lieutenant in a …

CEOs

'Last Man Standing' Unveils Recast Baxter Kids Ahead of Fox Debut

Molly McCook and Jet Jurgensmeyer to step in as Tim Allen’s daughter and grandson, respectively<p>“Last Man Standing” has found its replacement Boyd and …

TV

A wildfire in Ireland has uncovered a remarkable sight from World War II

A Second World War-era sign has been rediscovered after a gorse fire ravaged a hillside on the east coast of Ireland.<p>The Irish Air Corps and Garda …

World War II

Disney's James Gunn Firing May Allow Marvel To Reboot 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

In the tweet heard around the world, Dave Bautista responded to a question concerning his plans to return to <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3</i> even if director James Gunn isn’t rehired. The actor/wrestler replied that he would honor his contract but that a third <i>Guardians</i> movie without its …

Marvel Universe

A virus of odious ignorance has infected conservative thinking - and politics | Greg Jericho

As I watched Coles cower to complaints and decide first to provide free plastic bags indefinitely and then announce a deadline of 29 August, I was struck by how climate change has utterly destroyed the minds of conservatives.<p>Here was a pretty straightforward proposition to get behind – not least …

Political Science

Indiana Subaru plant hasn’t taken out the trash in 14 years

While not his official job title, Tom Easterday has become quite the tour guide.<p>The Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. executive has been known to do …

Sustainability

Pastor at Trump rally asks God to protect President from 'jungle journalism'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The pastor giving the invocation at President Donald Trump's rally Saturday night in Ohio prayed to God to protect Trump from the "jungle journalism."<p>"Tonight, I pray that You will protect our President and his family with a shield of faith, Lord, that shield of faith against the …

Donald Trump

Meet the gigantic machine that eats land mines for breakfast

For the person with a hammer, every problem they see is a nail. And for a person working for the one of the world’s biggest anti-landmine …

Bitcoin Mining

Today Is Earth Overshoot Day and That Is Not a Good Thing

For the rest of the year, we're pushing Earth farther than it can go.<p>Todday, August 1, is Earth Overshoot Day, the moment in the year where humanity uses up more of the Earth’s resources than the Earth produces in that year. Starting tomorrow, any resources we use, from food to water to timber, …

Cape Town

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson Suit Up in 'Men in Black' First Look Photos

Sony is moving forward with its Men in Black reboot, and now we've got our first look at Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson all suited up.The new …

Tessa Thompson

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode IX Cast [UPDATED]

Disney has revealed the cast of <i>Star Wars: Episode IX</i>, which will see the directorial return of J.J. Abrams. Among the cast are the expected stars, …

Mark Hamill

Please Wait

Hilarious Captain America Cameo Was Cut From 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

<i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> has often been referred to as "the most ambitious crossover in movie history," thanks to its inclusion of characters from a …

Marvel Universe

Kevin Feige reflects on how one ad-lib in Iron Man set the tone for the MCU

<i>Iron Man</i> is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a decade after its release we still look to it for a lot precedents other MCU films …

Marvel Universe

Robert Downey Jr. Improvised the Original ‘Iron Man’ Twist Ending, and Kevin Feige Says It Changed the MCU Forever

Ten years later, Feige still looks back on the "I am Iron Man" twist as a pivotal moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.<p>Robert Downey Jr. is well …

Marvel Universe

OMG Star Wars is reviving 'Clone Wars' — and there's a trailer

If you thought Star Wars was done telling tales in the prequel era, think again.<p>As Lucasfilm announced to a surprised fandom at San Diego Comic Con …

Star Wars

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director Addresses Galactus Theory

The undiscovered Easter eggs of James Gunn's <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> films have kept Marvel Cinematic Universe fans searching for years on end. …

Bruce Willis ends debate on whether 'Die Hard' is Christmas movie

We finally have a definitive answer to the age-old question over whether the 1988 action classic “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie.<p>Given that Bruce Willis’ character, John McClane, visits his estranged wife and two children during Christmas Eve at a party at his wife’s workplace, a debate has …

At least 23 injured as 'lava bomb' hits tour boat near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

One person was seriously injured and 22 others hurt after a "lava bomb" hit a tour boat near the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, according to emergency officials.<p>Molten rock running into the ocean exploded and threw chunks of lava onto the Lava Ocean Tours boat, smashing a basketball-size …

Geology

Lava from the Hawaii volcano has created a tiny new island off its coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lava that's still flowing from the Kilauea volcano has now created a tiny new island off the coast of Hawaii.<p>The island of lava appeared Thursday, forming on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii, the United States Geological Survey said. A Hawaii Volcano Observatory crew noticed it …

Natural Disasters

Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Note 8 get home screen landscape mode support

• Samsung has added support for home screen landscape mode to Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 devices in the latest version of Samsung Experience.<br>• The feature was previously exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.<br>• Samsung also recently added the Galaxy S9’s video wallpaper feature to …

The Avengers 4 Trailers Are Going to Have a Weird Marketing Problem

After the release of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, everything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe was suddenly in question, with an obvious problem: How in …

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director Mercifully Confirms When 'vol. 3' Occurs

A<i>vengers: Infinity War</i> caused a problem for the heroes of the MCU, because it ended with half of them getting turned to ash. The movie also gave …

Starbucks says it will close 150 stores next year

Starbucks will close 150 poorly performing company-operated stores next year, about three times as many as it typically closes.<p>The affected stores are located in mostly urban areas that are densely populated with Starbucks locations<b>.</b><p>The company told investors late Tuesday that it expects same-store …

Howard Schultz

New 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' TV Spot Reveals Exactly When the Movie Takes Place

With only a couple of weeks left until its release, <i>Ant-Man and the Wasp</i> photos, posters, and TV spots are starting to appear from every corner of the …