‘Mission: Impossible 6’ shoot faces significant delay while Tom Cruise recovers from stunt injury


Mission: Impossible 6 may just have been dealt a serious blow, in the form of Tom Cruise’s on-set injury.

Over the weekend, the star broke his ankle during a stunt. Now, Variety reports the production will halt for somewhere between six weeks to three months while Cruise recovers.

SEE ALSO: Top secret fun facts about the ‘Mission: Impossible’ films

Paramount hasn’t confirmed the length of the hiatus, saying only: 

Video footage from the set, published by TMZ, shows Cruise jumping off a bit of scaffolding and slamming into the side of a building. Director Christopher McQuarrie explained to Empire that while Cruise was always supposed to crash into the building, “he hit the building at a slightly different angle” during one execution of the stunt.  Read more…

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You can still make last-minute plans to see the eclipse, but get on it now


The total solar eclipse is coming up fast and it’s set to put on quite a show for millions of lucky Americans — and more watching online — on Aug 21.

For the first time in 99 years, the total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States — but only a section of the country will experience complete totality, where the sun is completely blocked.

As the astronomical event gets closer, late-comers who want in on the two minutes of solar action can still get lucky — if they act quick.

SEE ALSO: NASA has party tips to make this the best solar eclipse

It’s not impossible at this point to get to the path of totality that starts in Oregon and crosses the U.S. through South Carolina, but it’s tough this late in the game to find somewhere to stay or even book flights to get you closer.  Read more…

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Google protests called off after organizers blame Trump’s newest scapegoat


The chaos that occurred in Charlottesville this weekend and the incendiary words of President Donald Trump that followed have given the “alt-right” a new antagonist to blame in the “alt-left.”

SEE ALSO: The internet attempts to comprehend Trump’s unhinged press conference

Such is the case with the planned protests that were slated to be carried out at several Google locations around the nation this coming weekend in response to the firing of James Damore, the software engineer who wrote the controversial anti-diversity “manifesto.” Organizers have indefinitely postponed the protests, blaming “alt-left terrorist threats.” Read more…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on all things Great American Eclipse


The Great American Eclipse will occur on Aug. 21, 2017. With so much hype and anticipation surrounding the event, there are many myths and speculations floating around. Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Meteorologist Joe Rao to discuss everything from how big the crowds will be to the day we’ll no longer have solar eclipses.

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StarTalk on Mashable is a video series, produced by Mashable and StarTalk Radio. StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Follow StarTalk Radio on Twitter, and watch StarTalk Radio on YouTube. Read more…

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This little card reader could be your new favorite gadget


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If you own multiple devices that run on different operating systems, you know that transferring files between them can kind of feel like having a meeting where each person in the room speaks a different language.

If only you had a universal translator, everything would go so much smootheriKlips Wizard Storage Expanding Card Readers can act as that translator, allowing fast and easy file exchanges between the most common mobile and desktop platforms.  

iKlips uses a 3-in-1 interface that includes a Lightning adapter, microSD adapter, and a USB 3.1 adapter—effectively covering all bases for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC users. It also features a durable, braided leather flat cable extension that allows you to connect your computer, iKlips, and mobile device simultaneously. High-speed file transfer occurs in two ways, permitting charging during file management. Read more…

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The other terrible thing Donald Trump did yesterday, you know, besides the neo-Nazi stuff


There’s an important rule to live by in covering the Trump administration, which tends to set off multiple dumpster fires every day: Pay attention to what the president and his team do, not just what they say. 

On Tuesday, the President Donald Trump hosted a now historic press conference in which he aligned himself with racist and extremist elements on the far right, including hate groups, white supremacists, and neo-Nazi organizations.

His words were of enormous importance for understanding this presidency and its place in history. 

But there was something else that Trump did yesterday that may also have far-reaching consequences. Read more…

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Solange deleted her Twitter account, but left this stirring note in its wake


Public figures are using their social media platforms this week to denounce everything from white supremacy to Donald Trump’s incredulous “many sides” argument. But some just want it all to go away.

That’s the move Solange pulled on Tuesday when she unexpectedly announced she would be leaving Twitter without explanation. But before she left, she posed two important questions—and shared a heart-wrenching note on Instagram about the messiness we’ve all endured. 

SEE ALSO: It looks like Beyoncé, Solange, and Michelle Obama all hung out (we’re so jealous)

“Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip,” she wrote. “When we gonna pull up? And what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?”  Read more…

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Céline Dion dancing at her son’s hockey game is the motivation you probably need today


Consider this respite from the news of the day.

Close your eyes and pretend for a moment that singer/couture model Céline Dion is just your Canadian mom cheering you on at your weekly hockey game.

SEE ALSO: Céline Dion photobombed a couple’s proposal and her reaction was priceless

Need a clearer picture of what that might look like? 

Hockey mom Céline Dion cheering for her son is exactly the pick-me-up we all need this weekpic.twitter.com/NPSZgAZxQs

— Chris Hanna (@Chris_Hanna) August 15, 2017

This extremely sweet video shows Dion dancing in the stands at her son’s game on Monday in Quebec. Per People, the singer’s jersey sports the last name of her 16-year-old son René-Charles Anegélil.  Read more…

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Trump is disbanding his councils of business leaders entirely after flood of resignations


As business leaders flee Donald Trump’s manufacturing advisory council en masse over his weak Charlottesville response, another panel of business advisors has completely imploded. 

The president’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a group that includes leaders of major corporations like Walmart, General Motors, and Pepsi, has agreed to disband in light of the backlash to Trump’s comments, CNBC first reported.  

The president himself confirmed the news shortly afterward, claiming that he would also shut down the manufacturing council to save the remaining members the trouble of resigning.

Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017 Read more…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger donated $100,000 to an anti-hate nonprofit after Charlottesville


Arnold Schwarzenegger — a man who is definitely not running for president in 2020, OK?!?!? —- was horrified like so many other decent humans by the Charlottesville violence.

The former Governor decided to respond to the tragedy by donating $100,000 to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the global human rights organization behind the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Schwarzenegger posted about his decision on his Facebook page.

SEE ALSO: 80 totally benign things Trump condemned more harshly than neo-Nazis

“While these so-called ‘white nationalists’ are lucky to live a country that defends their right to voice their awful, incorrect, hateful opinions, the rest of us must use our voices and resources to condemn hate and teach tolerance at every opportunity,” Schwarzenegger said. Read more…

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