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Today is 49th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing but next year's looms even larger

Forty-nine years ago today, millions of people around the world gathered around their TV sets to watch as Apollo 11 astronauts took the first steps on the moon's powdery plains.<p>Families waited with anticipation until Neil Armstrong announced about 10 p.m. CST July 20 he would make "one small step …

Moon Landing

This Is What Michael Collins Did During The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, a third member of the crew waited in lunar orbit with a load of worry on his shoulders and a vital job to do. Without astronaut Michael Collins, Armstrong and Aldrin would never have made it …

Space Exploration

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting a reboot with a black woman in the lead role

Joss Whedon will revive his beloved series, along with Monica Owusu-Breen as showrunner and head writer.<p>It’s been 21 years since Joss Whedon’s <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> first arrived on the scene with its seminal mix of urban fantasy, teen angst, and clever worldbuilding and wordplay. Now, Whedon has …

Women of Color

This Museum Takes Jokes Seriously

Jamestown, N.Y.<p>Curators and workmen are putting the finishing touches on the National Comedy Center, which opens here Aug. 1. They are stocking the museum’s two bars, fine-tuning the virtual Jim Gaffigan in the Hologram Theater and making sure that George Carlin’s seven dirty words you can’t say on …

Comedy

Taylor Swift, James Corden and Jennifer Hudson Cast in Cats Movie

| Fri., Jul. 20, 2018 8:05 AM<p>Mi, mi, mi, <i>meow!</i><p>It's time for <b>James Corden</b>, <b>Taylor Swift</b> and <b>Jennifer Hudson</b> to get in touch with their feline side because …

James Corden

Natalie Wood: New Podcast Aims to Solve Mystery of Actress’s Death

Friday would have been actress Natalie Wood’s 80th birthday, if not for her tragic drowning death in 1981 at the age of 43. To mark the occasion, …

Natalie Wood

Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan Reveals He Wasn't Allowed to Kill Off This Character

There was no shortage of deaths over the course of <i>Breaking Bad</i>‘s five seasons, but according to showrunner Vince Gilligan, there was one character …

TV

Woman Says Flight Crew Made 'Jokes' After a Man Masturbated Next to Her

She even caught the guy on video.<p>Partway through Genevieve Pascolla's flight from London to Chicago earlier this month, she woke up from a nap to a mortifying sight. With his body covered by a blanket, the man sitting next to her appeared to be masturbating—and somehow, even after she jumped out of …

Jokes

Man arrested for allegedly killing co-worker by forcing compressed air up his buttocks

Japanese authorities arrested a man Saturday after another person died when he allegedly shot compressed air into their rectum as a prank.<p>Yoshiyuki Yoshida, 34, was arrested for the accidental killing of Akio Ishimaru, 46, according to Ibaraki Prefecture Ryugasaki police.<p>The incident took place at …

Crime

James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

James Gunn has been fired as the director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” after a series of offensive tweets were unearthed that made light of …

Comic Books

The Miami Dolphins acted on the NFL’s anthem policy. The league was unprepared for the backlash.

The NFL is putting its anthem policy on hold after leaked documents prompt criticism.<p>When the NFL announced in May that it would require all players on the field to stand during the national anthem or potentially face team fines, the league soughtto finally end backlash to the kneeling protests …

Donald Trump

Adrian Cronauer, disc jockey who inspired Robin Williams' role in 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Adrian Cronauer, the former US airman whose radio show provided the inspiration for Robin Williams' character in "Good Morning, Vietnam" has died, his family said.<p>Cronauer passed away Wednesday in a Virginia nursing home of an "age-related illness," his daughter-in-law Mary Muse told CNN. …

Robin Williams

Rep. Tim Ryan: Marijuana should be legal in all 50 states

<b>(CNN) —</b> The year Donald Trump was elected President, more Americans were arrested for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined. Moreover, the ACLU found that even though African-Americans use marijuana at similar rates to white Americans, they are almost four times more likely to …

Cannabis

Apple Suddenly 'Confirms' Three Radical New iPhones

We know a lot about Apple’s upcoming new iPhones: their size changes, reduced prices, smart technology and inherent compromises. But now Apple itself has suddenly confirmed the existence of these new models…<p>Spotted by Consomac, Apple has chosen to publicly file identifiers for all its new iPhones …

Mobile Technology

Mark Hamill trolls Star Wars fans with mock Episode IX casting announcement

• Star Wars<p>"J Abrams casts Empty Robe in latest installment"<p>Mark Hamill has ribbed <i>Star Wars</i> fans with a fake casting announcement on social media.<p>The …

Star Wars

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio could have starred in ‘Brokeback Mountain’

• Brad Pitt<p>The stars could have taken the places of Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal<p>Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt could have starred in <i>Brokeback</i> …

Brad Pitt

Oregon’s Weed Glut: What Happens to Excess Pot?

John Plummer, founder and co-owner of Bull Run Craft Cannabis in Boring, Oregon, got his first hint that the state was careening toward a marijuana …

Cannabis

Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

McDonald's is giving away fries for the rest of the year ... if you spend $1 on its app

<b>(CNN) —</b> Say hello to Fry Fridays.<p>No that's not the official name of the promotion, even if it would fit since McDonald's will be giving away free fries every Friday for the rest of the year.<p>But there is a catch, of course. You get the fries as long as you spend at least $1 through its mobile app. …

McDonald's

Bryan Cranston hints that Walter White is still alive in the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe: ‘Was there a coroner’s report?’

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the “Breaking Bad” premiere, producer/star <b>Bryan Cranston</b> joined creator <b>Vince Gilligan</b> and cast members <b>Anna</b> …

TV

On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century

Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" begins with dramatic percussion, heralding something big and exciting. Then comes a ladder of simple trumpet notes, solemn and heroic. The whole piece takes less than four minutes to play, but its admirers say it speaks volumes in that time.<p>"It's a piece …

Income Tax

‘Brady Bunch’ House For Sale – But May Be Torn Down

The iconic home that served as the exterior of TV’s <i>Brady Bunch</i> is up for sale. But among those eyeing the property are developers who may consider …

Studio City

Report: Walmart Considers Launching Netflix Rival

Amazon and Netflix may be about to get some new competition for viewers as Walmart considers launching its own Netflix-like streaming service for …

Chromecast

GOP congressman introduces bill to reinstate net neutrality rules

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) also signed onto a Democrat-led measure to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order<p>In a much-anticipated effort to reinstate net neutrality provisions, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced a bill today that would codify free internet regulations into law. Titled The 21st Century …

Net Neutrality

AL tops NL 8-6 in MLB's All-Star Game in 10 innings

Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby was Monday night, but Tuesday night's All-Star Game seemed like a repeat as the American and National league teams hit multiple round-trippers in the AL's 8-6 extra-inning victory.<p>The game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., was the sixth straight win for …

Baseball

Google Fined Record $5.1 Billion by European Antitrust Body

The European Commission has fined Google a record $5.1 billion (€4.34 billion) for breaching EU antitrust rules, a decision the Internet search giant …

Google Search

‘The Crown’: Netflix Releases First Look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret

Fans of “The Crown” are starting to get a closer look at the new-look royals for seasons three and four, with the first image of Helena Bonham Carter …

Princess Margaret

Why People Have Sex With Animals

In a new study, researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 zoophiles about frequency of sex with animals, beliefs about zoophilia, and their sexual preferences and practices.<p>In 1948, Alfred Kinsey shocked the world when he released his first publication about Americans’ sexual behaviors. Among his more …

Animals

Walmart is reportedly building a video streaming service to take on Netflix

The Information reports that retail giant Walmart is thinking about getting into the streaming video business with a new platform – and edge out the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video with cheaper subscriptions.<p>The company is said to be considering offering plans at under $8 a month, along …

Streaming