‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 will be inspired by an ’80s Chevy Chase movie

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It’s going to be a little while longer until we see the third season of Stranger Things, but when it does, expect it to hark back to Chevy Chase at his most prolific.

David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper in the series, told Variety the new episodes will be inspired by the 1985 action-comedy Fletch.

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“The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies. And Fletch is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from Stranger Things, and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe, and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season,” Harbour told the publication. Read more…

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Ken Jeong talked some kids into seeing ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ — and Jon Chu got it on film

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If there’s anyone out there who can shame you into buying a ticket for Crazy Rich Asians, it’s definitely the director of the blockbuster film and one of its many stars. 

Director Jon M. Chu showed up to a movie theater with Ken Jeong in tow this weekend. They apparently ran into three kids in the lobby who were spending their night seeing..The Meg? 

The teens were quickly talked out of their choice.

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“We found these three Asian dudes who had tickets tonight to The Meg!! Hahaha so Ken Jeong decided to rectify the situation,” Chu wrote on Instagram.  Read more…

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Here’s the app you need to make your iPhone photos look good enough for Tim Cook to share

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It’s World Photography Day, which means Tim Cook is celebrating in a very Tim Cook way: sharing #ShotOniPhone snapshots.

On Sunday, the Apple CEO tweeted the breathtaking work of John Bozinov — a photographer who focuses on wildlife and portraits. Bozinov is a master of iPhone photography, and the images that Cook shared are breathtaking examples of his work capturing life in Antarctica. 

But it’s kind of hard to believe they were actually shot on an iPhone, especially when you compare them to the smartphone pics we normally see on our timelines. 

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We tried avocado chocolate toast, the new ‘it’ food according to at least one pop star

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Like any good millennial, there are a few things I enjoy: #catsofInstagram, ’90s nostalgia, and the overwhelming sense of entitlement that comes with contributing to the demise of entire industries, like soap. 

But if there’s a stereotypical millennial trait I identify with most, it’s my love of avocados. 

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So when pop star Anne-Marie tried to make chocolate avocado toast a thing this weekend, I’ll admit I was slightly intrigued.

I just made avocado and chocolate spread on toast and before u say ew please try it

— ANNE♥MARIE (@AnneMarie) August 18, 2018 Read more…

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‘Truth isn’t truth’: Giuliani coins perfect phrase for the internet nightmare that is 2018

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Another day, another Trump aide gaslighting the American public.

The latest: Rudy Giuliani’s declaration Sunday that “truth isn’t truth,” which is mind-numbingly WTF and yet somehow perfect for our post-“fake news” era.

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Speaking to Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press, President Donald Trump’s lawyer was attempting to explain why his client hasn’t spoken with the special counsel’s office regarding its probe into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, citing fears that the president may get “trapped into perjury.”  Read more…

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No, you can’t just text your last will and testament to someone, court rules

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Dear friends and family: If you’ve ever gotten a drunken text from me about one day owning my prized possessions when I’m outta here, unfortunately, that’s all null and void. 

According to a recent ruling from a French court, a text message of someone’s last will and testament actually has no legal value. My bad. 

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As the BBC reported, the case was brought to court because of a dispute. In a text message to his sibling, a man mentioned that he wanted a portion of his estate given to his mother after he dies. When the man tragically took his own life in 2016, his wishes were reportedly ignored — so the mother took the texts to court.  Read more…

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ absolutely dominated its first week at the box office

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There’s yet another reason to celebrate the historic release of Crazy Rich Asians

Not only is it the first studio film in over 25 years to star an all-Asian cast, but in the five days that Crazy Rich Asians has been in theaters, it’s shattered expectations and made $34 million — handily surpassing its $30 million budget.

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The gross includes worldwide ticket sales for the film’s run in over 3,000 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. Analysts had expected it would make around $25 million, according to CNN. Read more…

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Jack Dorsey says Twitter’s ‘left-leaning’ bias doesn’t affect content decisions

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is still trying to convince conservatives that his service treats them fairly.

Speaking to CNN’s Brian Stelter in an interview that aired Saturday, Twitter’s top executive again reiterated that the social media company does not make content decisions on the basis of political views, even though Twitter itself has a “more left-leaning” bias.

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“But the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? And we are not. Period,” Dorsey said in response to a question about “shadow bans,” Twitter’s practice of using algorithms to limit the visibility of certain tweets. “We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoints or ideology, we look at behavior.” Read more…

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August needs more holidays, so here are some ideas

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It’s the last slog of summer, and with each hot, sticky day we become more panicked.

Some questions on our minds right now: Will we ever be comfortable again? What does not sweating feel like? Is there anything to look forward to before the autumnal equinox? 

The solution to our woes, of course, is to create some kind of reason to enjoy the sweltering, existentially taxing days before fall saves us. And what’s a better excuse to enjoy things than a nice holiday? August needs more of those.

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Obviously, work should be cancelled on each of these occasions, which we’ve detailed below for your consideration. Please discuss with your employer. Read more…

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Elon Musk enjoys world’s gentlest softball interview with Marques Brownlee after total meltdown

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has the whole world on his shoulders, but you sure wouldn’t know it watching a new interview with popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee.

The 17-minute conversation, supposedly conducted on August 15 and published on Friday, is filled with hot air about traction control, making “products that people love,” and the upcoming Tesla Roadster that Brownlee pre-ordered sight unseen.

“I’m a day-one deposit, because I’m that excited,” Brownlee, a 24-year-old whose show MKBHD could make up to $99,900 a month according to one estimate, said.

Of course, outside of the chitchat about how to make the nice cars go faster, Musk has spent the last week navigating a series of stranger-than-fiction controversies.  Read more…

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