9-year-old girl stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges with her incredible voice


Omg, those pipes.

Nine-year-old Angelica Hale stunned the judges of America’s Got Talent with her rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up.”

The Filipino-American from Atlanta, Georgia, had to undergo a kidney transplant when she was four, after a bacterial infection. Since she’s recovered, she’s helped hospitals raise funds with her performances.

Hale told the judges said she wanted to be the “next Whitney Houston.”

With that performance, she looks like she’s well on her way to superstardom. Read more…

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Clear your weekend, the new season of OITNB has dropped


Do you have any weekend plans? Cancel them. 

The latest season of Orange Is the New Black is finally live on Netflix.

SEE ALSO: ‘Orange is the New Black’: Where everyone left off

We won’t be giving away any spoilers, but hopefully — after the harrowing shit that went down at Litchfield in Season four — Season five will give fans something to celebrate. 

We’ve arrived. Season five. All 13 episodes now streaming#OITNB pic.twitter.com/SyQOF43Maj

— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) June 9, 2017

OITNB tweeted that Netflix had released the latest season and fans freaked out.


— savannah (@ptxsavannah) June 9, 2017 Read more…

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British politics right now is straight out of ‘Veep,’ says its creator


Theresa May and Veep’s Selina Meyer have an awful lot in common. Both became the unelected leaders of a country and then suffer disastrous consequences at the next election.

SEE ALSO: ‘Veep’ creator tells Trump to ‘shut the **** up’ after misleading London tweet

Armando Iannucci, creator of the Emmy-award winning series Veep, tweeted his take on the UK election as the results were coming in. 

“Politician becomes country’s leader unelected but then loses very soon after in her election. It’s hilarious,” wrote Iannucci. 

Politician becomes country’s leader unelected but then loses very soon after in her election. It’s hilariouspic.twitter.com/2yzVtu9IyJ

— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) June 9, 2017 Read more…

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18 tweets from UK election night that will make you laugh despite the chaos


The UK may be about to plunge head-long into hung parliament chaos, but that doesn’t mean we can’t laugh at a few tweets first.

If you’re just waking up and wondering what the sweet hell happened, here’s a very rough re-cap of the night in the form of some amusing tweets.

SEE ALSO: Politician’s missed high five is so awkward it’ll make you shudder

It all started with the wildly unexpected exit poll results, which predicted a hung parliament (many people had been expecting the Conservatives to comfortably hold on to their majority).


Exit poll got me like #Election2017 pic.twitter.com/kAk06kXbT9

— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 8, 2017 Read more…

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Thailand sentences man to 35 years in jail for Facebook posts about the royal family


A Thai man has been sentenced to 35 years in jail for Facebook posts he made that insulted the royal family, in the country’s harshest sentence yet under its strict lèse-majesté laws.

Under these laws, Thailand forbid any criticism of the royal family.

SEE ALSO: Thai man arrested for ‘liking’ post criticizing king on Facebook

On Friday, a Bangkok military court convicted the 34-year-old of lèse-majesté for posting photos and videos of the Thai royal family on Facebook.

The sentence is said to be the harshest sentence ever given for insulting the monarchy according to iLaw, a group that tracks royal defamation cases. Read more…

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Why Bernie Sanders is delighted about the UK election results


Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have a lot in common. 

SEE ALSO: Bernie Sanders slams Trumpcare in just 3 words

Both ran on a radical, uncompromising, anti-establishment left-wing platform and, although they narrowly stopped short of winning, they undoubtedly upset the political system.  

As Corbyn exceeded any expectations in the UK general elections and Labour were looking to increase their number of parliamentary seats, Sanders left a jubilant comment for his British pal.

“I am delighted to see Labour do so well,” he told the Washington Post. “All over the world people are rising up against austerity and massive levels of income and wealth inequality.”  Read more…

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China is sick and tired of celebrity gossip, so it’s deleting paparazzi social media accounts


China’s absolute control over its media has claimed an unlikely victim — the paparazzi.

Typically, the country’s censorship agency is most active in culling any content that my contradict the government’s political agenda.

But on Thursday, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued a notice listing several social media accounts that it deactivated. These included 19 different paparazzi and entertainment news outlets.

SEE ALSO: Weibo blocked users from posting photos on 28th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre

Beijing News reported that the sites’ various online properties across micro-blogging portal Weibo, and news aggregators Baidu and Toutiao, were gone.  Read more…

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Man in giant fish finger outfit beautifully upstages politician


General election night in the UK is a long, tiring business, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t moments of joy too.

SEE ALSO: Politician’s missed high five is so awkward it’ll make you shudder

The joke candidates that stand purely for the pleasure of being on TV in their silly outfits, for instance.

249! A new Buckethead record! Something to celebrate, eh? #GeneralElection17 pic.twitter.com/cCx7Utc8EL

— Lord Buckethead (@LordBuckethead) June 9, 2017

One of these candidates is a man who goes by the name “Mr Fish Finger.” He was standing in the same constituency as Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron after he managed to successfully crowdfund over £2,300 (more than enough for the £500 pledge). Read more…

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Cheese plate in a cone is perfect for people who need their fix, and need it now


There’s two annoying things about cheese plates.

The first thing is that they’re really delicious. The second is that it’s not so easy to carry them around, and if you’ve got a smaller plate you’ll need to keep returning to the platter for more.

SEE ALSO: A pizza shop put 101 cheeses on a pie, changing pizza for all of us forever

Behold the Cheese Cone, here to help with those transportation problems. 

The cone is made with lavash flatbread, and filled with brie, a cranberry and pistachio cheddar, salami, then topped with a spiced pear paste and a breadstick through the middle. The base of the cone also has a “zingy” yoghurt cheese, to help cleanse the palate. Read more…

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Who needs a recall when you have over-the-air updates? Certainly not Tesla


Tesla has just issued probably the smoothest, least disruptive vehicle “recall” ever. 

The company recently found out that a software flaw might affect the passenger seat airbag functionality in right-hand drive Model X cars. While this might technically be counted as a recall, the fix will come in the way of an over-the-air update this weekend and customers needn’t do anything but wait a few days and accept the update. 

SEE ALSO: Toyota and Tesla’s unravelling relationship has finally ended

Tesla announced the “recall” in an email sent to customers Wednesday, first reported by CarAdvice

Although we’re not aware of a single customer car that has had an issue with it, there was an anomaly with the passenger airbag in a right-hand-drive Model X that was part of routine internal tests this week. After reviewing the results of this test, we were able to isolate the anomaly to the software controlling the passenger airbags in right-hand-drive Model X cars only, and we are already developing an over-the-air software update that fixes it,” the email said.  Read more…

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