Katie Cortez

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What It’s Like To Attend A ‘Star Wars’ Open Casting Call

Twelve minutes. That’s all the time it took: twelve minutes until the first “may the force be with you.” It came from a guy two rows in front of me and to my left, to a group of fellow wannabe actors who were walking out of a <i>Star Wars</i> open casting call in an Austin, Texas, hotel. That’s why I was …

Fifth 'Bourne' Film Further Crowds Summer 2015 – /Film

Can you believe it? Yet <i>another</i> franchise sequel has been set for the summer of 2015. This time it’s the as-yet-untitled fifth <i>Bourne</i> film, directed by</b> …

Amazon Drones Will Have The Best Missed Delivery Slips

Amazon may not be able to deliver your packages via drone for another 4 to 5 years, but we already have an idea of what their new missed delivery slips will look like.<p>Clever Twitter user @QuantumPirate made this hilarious mock-up that imagines how a drone delivery system might handle an unanswered …

Don’t Know What the F@!% to Buy for Christmas? This Website Will Tell You

Christmas shopping season is upon us, and if you find yourself indecisive about what to buy that special stick figure in your life, there’s …

A Golden Treasury Of Martin Freeman Flipping Off The Cameras Of ‘The Hobbit’

We learned about Martin Freeman’s love of flipping off the cameras on the set of <i>The Hobbit</i> when Amanda pointed it out. We didn’t have the rights to any of those photos, unfortunately, so we couldn’t post about it. Until now.<p>The extended Blu-ray version of <i>The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey</i> comes with …

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Russia Will Raise Vodka Prices Because Drunk People Keep Dying

Vodka prices in Russia are going up next year as authorities look to reduce alcohol consumption.<p>Prices on the cheapest available vodka will rise 16 …

After president's first year, Mexico still a mess by many measures

MEXICO CITY — To President Enrique Peña Nieto's supporters, his first year in office has been a time of bold promises kept as he pursues an ambitious agenda of reforms designed, in the long term, to bring peace and economic growth to Mexico.<p>But in the short term, by many measures, his country …

Trial begins for former BP engineer accused of destroying oil spill evidence

Jury selection began Monday for the Justice Department's case against a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Dozens of potential jurors filled a New Orleans courtroom for the …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

United Nations counterterrorism official launches investigation into NSA surveillance

The United Nations senior counterterrorism official is launching an investigation into the surveillance activities of both the United States' and the United Kingdom's intelligence agencies. UN special rapporteur Ben Emmerson said that he would be initiating an investigation into both the NSA and …

NTSB: Train was going 82 mph into curve before crash

Engineer says the brakes did not respond when he applied them at a sharp bend in Bronx.<p>A Metro-North commuter train was traveling 82 mph before it derailed on a 30-mph curve Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring more than 60, federal investigators said Monday.<p>Earl Weener of the National …

Ukraine PM Mykola Azarov warns of coup in making

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1033000/1033412_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694544_9d6676f77843bf7855ffe33909a5bced<p><b>Ukraine's PM says he sees "all the signs of a coup" as protests intensify.</b><p>Mykola Azarov said the government was aware of plans to seize the parliament …

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