Alec Baldwin to star in NBC’s live production of ‘A Few Good Men’

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Is there anything Alec Baldwin can’t do?

The actor who recently received two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for his SNL impressions of President Trump will be starring in NBC’s 2018 live production of A Few Good Men, Variety reports.

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According to the publication, Baldwin will take on the role of Col. Nathan Jessep, the character that Jack Nicholson portrayed in the 1992 feature film — starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore — which Aaron Sorkin adapted from his Broadway play.

“Alec Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving at NBC, and we’re excited to have him starring in Aaron Sorkin’s towering work as we expand our live theater imprint beyond musicals,” Chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, told Variety. Read more…

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This startup bioengineered animal-free leather in a lab

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You can literally grow leather in a petri dish. These biofabricated materials are made using microbe cells that produce collagen, the main ingredient in skin.

Brooklyn-based startup, Modern Meadow, has completed a second round of funding and claims there’s huge demand from brands and designers to experiment with custom animal-free leather products. Read more…

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Jimmy Fallon casts everyday people as stars in ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Star Wars’ remakes

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It’s lights, camera, action on the streets of New York, and everyday people are the newest stars to hit the scene.

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday, passersby in New York City were pulled to star in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters for a segment called Sidewalk Cinema.

Family members, friends, and solo acts remade their own versions of classic scenes from movies like E.T., Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and others. With the help of a professional crew and mini-Hollywood sets, the new scenes honestly turned out even better than the old ones. Read more…

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Fox makes ultimate Mayor West clip reel to honor Adam West

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Actor Adam West’s death in June was a major blow to Batman fans, but many felt somber to lose another beloved character: Mayor West from Family Guy.

In a clip montage, the show itself paid tribute to West’s funniest moments over the course of the series. The full video is almost nine minutes of Mayor West gold.

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“What fun it’s been to be on Family Guy for 15 years,” West said in one of his last interviews. “It’s all corruption, bribery,” he said of his role as Mayor West (the antithesis of Batman’s platform). “It’s wonderful.” Read more…

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The huge, hidden clue in the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 premiere you probably missed

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Warning: Contains spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 1.

If there’s one thing the Game of Thrones Reddit community is insanely good at, it’s deciphering quite literally the tiniest of clues.

If there’s a blurry reflection in a trailer, they’ll decipher it. If there’s even the vaguest chance that a battle map could hint at how a story will play out, they’ll decipher it. In the Game of Thrones world, no detail is small enough to remain unexamined.

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The latest clue to fall under the microscope is Samwell Tarly’s book about dragonglass. On Monday, Reddit user Beastmodekait started a thread about some text in the book that caught their eye. Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is coming sooner than you think

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We already sort of knew, but now we really know: Samsung will launch its next flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, in late August. 

According to ePrice, Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh recently confirmed as much at a meeting with journalists in Taiwan, saying the announcement will come at the end of next month. 

SEE ALSO: Did Samsung just accidentally reveal the Note 8?

Koh didn’t share the exact date; previous reports indicated August 23 as the launch date, and August 30, the press day ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, is another date that makes sense. Samsung has confirmed to Mashable that Note 8 will indeed launch in late August, but would not confirm the exact date.  Read more…

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Ads that portray the stereotype of men being bad at housework will be banned

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Adverts that perpetuate gender stereotypes — including men failing to undertake simple household tasks — are to be banned under new regulations proposed by industry watchdog the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

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The new regulations put forth by the ASA will crack down on ads that portray activities as specific to one particular gender and ads that mock people for not conforming to gender stereotypes. The new measures intend to address the “potential for harm or offence” arising from gender stereotyping in ads. 

The report says “new standards are not intended to ban all forms of gender stereotypes” and that it would be “inappropriate and unrealistic” to prevent ads from depicting a woman cleaning or a man doing DIY. But, the standard would apply to ads featuring “problematic” stereotyping that “can potentially cause harm.”  Read more…

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Maybe stop bashing millennials with your obnoxious job ad if you want people to apply

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It’s fashionable, lately, to blame “lazy millennials” for everything, from their inability to save money to buy houses to their perceived narcissism. 

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So it doesn’t exactly come as a surprise that this stereotype-ridden job ad for an office administrator is getting dragged everywhere. 

The worst job ad you’ll read today. (context: £15-20k, full time, London)

from https://t.co/nB5eQut6Ag, found via @matthemley pic.twitter.com/7i52CbHWcD

— dan barker (@danbarker) July 18, 2017

I’ve found the worst job ad. maybe look at why ppl are leaving so much rather than blaming “lazy millenials” pic.twitter.com/JOqIFJmzzN

— not hannah (@hnnhlt) July 18, 2017 Read more…

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Listen to the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme on traditional Southeast Asian folk instruments

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Here’s something to tide you over till the next episode of Game of Thrones.

Kontra-GaPi (Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino) of the Philippines used traditional folk instruments from Southeast Asia to make a cool rendition of the Game of Thrones theme.

The Gamelan, which features central in their ensemble, is a traditional Indonesian mallet instrument. 

The group is the resident ethnic music and dance ensemble at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. They also used the kulibet, esmi, and solibaw for the cover.

It’s a spoiler-free cultural cross-over that’s certainly going to be one of the best covers you’ve ever heard. Read more…

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Man brings his vegan date a bouquet of kale and they say romance is dead

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard someone say, “I could never date a vegan.”

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One of the struggles of dating as a vegan is meeting some really close-minded idiots who say things like, “I would rather die than give up meat.”

That’s why moments like the one this redditor had are so refreshing. 

A redditor named rundarthmittens shared a picture of a colander full of kale to the /r/vegan subreddit with the comment: “I went on a first date the other day, and it came up that I was vegan. On the second date he brought me a couple of bunches of kale from his garden.” Read more…

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