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Jon Favreau brings 21st century technology to Rudyard Kipling's 1894 'The Jungle Book'

In a downtown L.A. studio in late 2014,<p>Jon Favreauwas watching a computer-generated panther walk on a giant monitor while behind him crews hammered together a bear cave set.<p>Favreau was on the set of his new film, "The Jungle Book," a hybrid of live action and animation that Disney will release …

How Disney Fixed a Huge Mistake With Zootopia, Just One Year Before Release

In November 2014, the team behind Disney’s <i>Zootopia</i> had a very bad day. After years of development and production, they realized a huge aspect of …

The face of Cleopatra: was she really so beautiful?

She was described by the Roman historian Cassius Dio as “a woman of surpassing beauty”, and is portrayed by Hollywood as a glamorous seductress. But …

Australian Open 2016 Women's Semifinal: Williams vs. Radwanska Preview

After yet another lopsided victory over Maria Sharapova, defending champion Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals at the Australian Open, in search of a seventh crown Down Under.<p>Her opponent is Agnieszka Radwanska, a woman still hunting for that elusive maiden Grand Slam title. Rolling into …

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Serena Williams dispenses with Maria Sharapova in Australian Open quarters

Williams continues domination over Sharapova with 6-4, 6-1 win Agnieszka Radwanska awaits after 6-1, 6-3 win over Carla Suarez Navarro<p>Reigning champion Serena Williams ramped up the power to beat fifth seed Maria Sharapova for the 18th match in a row and reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open …

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10 Terrible Diseases That Ravaged Historical Royalty

Sometimes, we forget that diseases have always been here. They don’t simply pop into existence when a set of symptoms are given a name and declared a …

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Young Woman Freezes To Death After Storming Out Of Party Wearing Nothing But Shorts & A Tank Top

A young Wisconsin woman reportedly froze to death after she left a friend's house and walked underdressed into the freezing cold.<p><b>Elizabeth Luebke</b>, …

Celine Dion

Sylvester Stallone's Glorious Renaissance

The actor’s nomination for his work in Creed isn’t just the result of low audience expectations.<p>One of Sylvester Stallone’s big acting challenges in <i>Creed</i> comes early on, when he has to pull off the kind of trite joke that could so easily land with a thud. As the aged Rocky Balboa, he scribbles down …

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The 4 Most Terrifying Industrial Accidents of all Time

Every day we have to engage in a series of checks and balances. We know that, outside, we could get mugged, hit by a car, struck by lightning or …

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Marijuana News · High Times

Stay in the know with breaking marijuana news and insights on cannabis legalization, state laws, and political movements.

Serena Williams: Diary of a Strong, Black Woman in White America

The outrageous ‘controversy’ over Williams being named SI Sportsperson of the Year is just the latest example of her race barrier-shattering journey …

Serena begins 2016 at Hopman Cup; Federer, Sharapova in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) There may be no tougher act to follow in any sport in 2016 than Serena Williams' attempt to match her nearly perfect season …

The Force Awakens Box Office: Star Wars Is Bigger than Ever

It smashed records all weekend, and more are in sight in the coming weeks.<p>A great Jedi master once said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” This weekend <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> did not try; it did. It answered the one question at the core of every Hollywood executive’s existence—how much money …

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'Star Wars' Is About To Become The Highest Grossing Movie Ever

Sorry, Leo, there's a new king of the world.<p>No iceberg could stand in the way of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," sailing past "Titanic" on Friday for second on the all-time domestic box office list. The movie's reported U.S. total of $686.4 million beats the James Cameron directed blockbuster by …

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Whales Die From Bizarre Cause: Fish Stuck in Blowhole

The long-finned pilot whales were far from home and eating unfamiliar food, a new study says.<p>A fish-versus-whale battle seems like no contest. But two whales learned otherwise when common soles became lodged either in or just below their blowholes, slowly suffocating them to death.<p>Though observed …

Henry VI: A Misjudged King?

It is hard to imagine reigns more catastrophic than those of Henry VI. Succeeding to the throne as an infant, his long minority was followed by his …

Charisma

Carmen Carrera Becomes the First Openly Transgender Person to Wed on Reality TV

"We feel truly blessed," Carmen said.<p>Model, actress, and former <i>RuPaul's Drag Race</i> star Carmen Carrera is set to make history as the first openly transgender person to wed on a reality television show, <i>People</i> reports.<p>"Knowing that I was going home a married woman gave me a sense of peace," Carmen …

Islamic State publicly kills gays to show ‘ideological purity’ | Toronto Star

Many Muslims consider homosexuality to be sinful. Gay men are haunted constantly by the possibility that someone, perhaps even a relative, will …

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Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson Are Reportedly Dating

Sarah Paulson's characters on <i>American Horror Story</i> may be unlucky in love (her wife commits her to Briarcliff in <i>Asylum</i>, her husband is a witch hunter on <i>Coven</i>, etc.)—but it looks like the opposite may be true when it comes to her real-life romance. According to <i>People</i>, Paulson is dating Holland …

The case against Thomas Jefferson: “We have not had a public reckoning yet, with slavery and the Civil War”

Salon speaks to a historian about campus protests against Thomas Jefferson memorials and what they mean<p>Over the last few weeks, campus protests have grown around a number of figures from American history: Protestors have argued that because of a record of racism, Woodrow Wilson, John C. Calhoun, …

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