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The Circle Movie @WeAreTheCircle

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Blake Lively Gave a Powerful, Impassioned Speech About Child Pornography, so Naturally People Had Questions About Her Outfit

Variety’s Women of Power event honors prominent women “who are using their clout and influence to bring attention to worthy causes.” This year …

Blake Lively

From Gilmore Girls to Guardians of the Galaxy: How Sean Gunn became a Marvel MVP

What’s stranger than playing a quiet space pirate and a highly voluble rodent at the same time? How about playing a quiet space pirate, a highly voluble rodent, <i>and</i> Kirk from <i>Gilmore Girls</i>? Those were the cumulatively bizarre trio of roles Sean Gunn spent the first half of last year portraying as he …

TV

Who is Dark Phoenix? The background behind the next X-Men movie

Following Fox’s announcement that the next X-Men movie will center on Dark Phoenix, now’s a good time to revisit one of the richest story lines in the comic’s history: <i>The Dark Phoenix Saga</i>. Here’s a look at the history of the character and what taking a page from the beloved story line could mean …

Comics

And Now Issa Rae Is Ready to Write That Rihanna/Lupita Movie… Make It So, Hollywood!

Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj<p>— k …

Madonna biopic Blonde Ambition in the works at Universal

Strike a movie pose.<p>Madonna’s rise to fame is getting the big-screen treatment as Universal has optioned the rights to <i>Blonde Ambition</i>, EW has confirmed. The biopic about the legendary musician was written by Elyse Hollander and previously topped 2016’s Black List, the industry’s ranking of the best …

Movies

Faye Dunaway felt 'very guilty' after Oscars mixup

Faye Dunaway has broken her public silence about the Oscars mishap that led to her and Warren Beatty mistakenly announcing <i>La La Land</i> as best picture instead of <i>Moonlight</i> earlier this year.<p>In an interview with <i>NBC Nightly News</i>‘ Lester Holt on Monday, the venerable actress recalled being “completely …

The Oscars

Watch Zac Efron search for love in this old episode of Room Raiders

Before he was getting his head in the game or saving lives on the beach, Zac Efron was putting his keen senses to good use by raiding rooms.<p>As you can see in the clip above, a 17-year-old Efron was one of the celebrity guests attempting to find love on the reality dating show <i>Room Raiders</i>, an MTV …

Movies

That Tree on the Hill

Folks, we here at SOC had a meeting and nearly all of us are weary of people asking (not here, but elsewhere) about WW3 and Trump and Chaffetz and …

Nature’s Calling: How Long Should Humans Live?

<b>Question</b>: <i>How does the human lifespan compare to our closest primate relatives</i>?<p><b>Tyler Volk</b>: Our closest primate relatives are the chimpanzees and …

Brain-Smudge (a drawing studio forum) - Alexis Rockman’s beautiful watercolor artwork for...

A Massive New Library of 3-D Images Could Help Your Robot Butler Get Around Your House

For a robot to be of any real help around the home, it will need to be able to tell the difference between a coffee table and a child’s crib—a simple …

Algorithms

Woolly Mammoths Could Soon Be Back from Extinction, Claim Harvard Scientists

They are not opening “Jurassic Park” just yet, but scientists are getting closer to bringing back one of the iconic animals of Earth’s history. A …

Genetics

Thimmamma Marrimanu in Edurudona, India

Gazing upon a satellite image of a dry region of southern India, you will observe what appears to be an entire forest, spanning more than five acres …

Weird

Cleanse The Bigfoot Database: Cast Out The Hourglass Casts

<i>Cleanse The Bigfoot Database: Cast Out The Hourglass Casts</i><p><i>by Loren Coleman ©2013</i><p>In the last part, “When A Cryptic Bigfoot Cast Opens A Can of Worms,” …

NASCAR

Gregg Allman denies rumors of entering hospice care

Southern rock legend Gregg Allman denied rumors that he has entered hospice care on Monday, issuing a brief Facebook statement that he’s “currently home in Savannah resting on my doctor’s orders.”<p>He added, “I want to thank you for all the love that you are sending. Looking forward to seeing …

Gregg Allman

An Old Case of Fraud: Charles Eldred

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, <i>Research Fellow</i>, Parapsychology Foundation<p>Over the years many episodes of fraud have been reported in connection with …

Fraud

Sampling the Supernatural - Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog

Sampling the Supernatural <i>April 25, 2017</i><p><i>Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern , trackback</i><p>Anyone who has ever studied the supernatural will …

Supernatural

Victorian Urban Legends: Music Boxes and Watch Sacks - Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog

<i>Author: Beach Combing | in : Uncategorized , trackback</i><p>Truly Beach isn’t that interested in this ignorant-native story from India, but the comparison …

Fairy Tales

Real or Hoax? The Paul Freeman Bigfoot Footage

In 1994, a man in the Blue Mountains of Washington state captured on video the images of what some argue to be a clear image of Bigfoot.Paul …

Cryptozoology

Earliest Fungus-Like Fossils Discovered in 2.4 Billion-Year-Old South African Bedrock.

An international group of scientists says it has discovered 2.4 billion-year-old fungus-like fossils — approximately 2 billion years older than any …

Earth Science

Genius Trailer Shows What DC’s Guardians of the Galaxy Would Look Like

I’m excited for <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>—the first movie was a fun intergalactic romp, comedy meets space meets superpowered creatures, all …

Mars Trojans may be part of a planet that was destroyed long ago

Nine asteroids that trail the Red Planet contain a material usually only formed in the mantle of rocky planets

Astronomy

Dustin Hoffman, Noah Baumbach tease new film for first time

Noah Baumbach and Dustin Hoffman teased Baumbach’s newest film, <i>The Meyerowitz Stories</i>, at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday night, weeks before the Netflix release makes its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.<p>Directed by Baumbach and starring Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, and Emma …

Entertainment