Queen Elizabeth II reportedly a big fan of her life story in ‘The Crown’

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Netflix charts the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II in its biopic series The Crown… and the IRL queen is apparently a fan.

Now, this might simply be wishful thinking brought to life by a welcome rumor. But we’ll take it, with an appropriately portioned helping of salt grains, of course. 

SEE ALSO: ‘The Crown’ could well cure your ‘Downton Abbey’ nostalgia

A “senior royal source” told the U.K. tabloid Sunday Express that Her Majesty has seen all 10 episodes of the Netflix series. She watched it at the urging of her youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie.

“Edward and Sophie love The Crown,” the unnamed source said. Read more…

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to ruin Twitter again

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Even though he was busy destroying postwar alliances and praising autocrats, it was nice to have President Trump away from the United States for a week, especially away from Twitter. 

Well, that time has ended. President Trump is back from Europe and back on his phone, with some of his most disturbing (yet properly spelled!) allegations yet. 

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This time, Trump alleged that credible news sources who were discussing things like Russia and possible corruption, weren’t just making up their stories, they were imagining their own sources. Read more…

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ box office is a series-low in the U.S.

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The declining popularity around Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies continues — in the U.S., at least — with the release of Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The fifth entry in the series is looking at an opening weekend domestic estimate of $62.2 million at the box office. It’s good enough for a first-place finish, but it isn’t the runaway success Disney was likely hoping for.

SEE ALSO: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ swims in circles with ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Dead Men is pacing toward the series’ second-lowest opening in the U.S., after the 2003 originalThe Curse of the Black Pearl opened with $46.6 million domestically, but back then it was also an unproven blockbuster based — seemingly impossibly, at the time — on a theme park ride. Read more…

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25 pins perfect for expressing your obsession with food

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We. Love. Food.

There is no denying this fact. From food’s humble beginnings as something we all need to survive, it has developed into something that pretty much counts as a hobby now, whether it’s eating it, making it, or taking pictures of it.

SEE ALSO: Prepare your sweet tooth: A Nutella café is coming to the U.S.

Luckily for us, there are all sorts of ways we can display our love of food, from clothing to cute accessories. And here we’ve created a list of some of the best food pins you can purchase on the internet. Why? Because pins are making a huge comeback. And we just discussed how food is probably the best part of 2017, food and dogs. Read more…

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‘Arrow’ star proves he’s an actual superhuman with a jaw-dropping ‘Ninja Warrior’ run

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WOW.

Stephen Amell stars in The CW’s hit DC Comics superhero series, Arrow. But did you know he’s also an IRL superhuman who possesses powers above and beyond the normal person?

SEE ALSO: DC Comics heroes get a streaming service all to themselves

It is well known that Amell performs many of his own stunts on Arrow, but you never really know how much is physical prowess and how much is the illusion of fictional TV. That’s why the star’s #RedNoseDay appearance on American Ninja Warrior is so damn impressive.

In front of Ninja Warrior‘s cameras, Amell has nowhere to hide. Watch now as he demolishes the course in just a single attempt, and makes it look easy in the process: Read more…

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Macron finally speaks out about the Trump handshake: “it wasn’t innocent”

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Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron was faced with a nearly insurmountable challenge this week: how to shake President Trump’s hand without losing his own.

He succeeded, but just barely. In a new interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, Macron told the paper that the handshake was “a moment of truth.”

SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow

“My handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent,” Macron said. “One must show that you won’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either.”

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Don’t forget about these beautiful political bromances, too

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Some would argue that the word “bromance” does not belong in the world of politics, but they’d be wrong. It’s hard not to get swept up in the budding friendships of international leaders with all the photo ops and viral videos. 

You may be familiar with Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s solid relationship, but that’s not the only political bromance you need to know. Here are some friendships that have lasted through the rumble-tumble of public affairs. 

SEE ALSO: James Corden and Harry Styles solidify their bromance in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Barack Obama and Joe Biden

I mean, this one is a given. 

BFFs

BFFs

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Bollywood’s take on Shakespeare is still one of the best adaptations out there

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Dear filmmakers: If you’re going to remake an old story, you better damn well do it right.

That isn’t a targeted statement so much as a PSA (though it stings freshly of ABC’s abominable Dirty Dancing), and a direct product of the fact that I was spoiled in 2006 by Omkara, an Indian film version of Othello.

Omkara was the second Shakespearian endeavor from director Vishal Bhardwaj, who released Maqbool in 2003, based on Macbeth. Both films — and 2014’s Haider, based on Hamlet — transpose the Bard’s classics to regional India, and Omkara remains a stunning retelling of a world-renown story that is anything but old. Read more…

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‘The Spider-Man: Homecoming’ poster was very bad, but consider the other options

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The other day, we finally got our first look at the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie poster. And it was pretty bad.

I was worried that the new Spider-Man wouldn’t feature any people, so this poster is very reassuringpic.twitter.com/BUR77wU3vG

— Edwin Davies (@EdwinJDavies) May 24, 2017

Nothing really makes sense here. The colors are all over the place and Iron Man is on there twice. All the trailers have been electric, and all the previous posters have looked really good, so what happened on this one?

That’s right, budget issues. They blew their entire budget on the first few posters and had little to nothing left to spend on this poster. They commissioned six very inexpensive, novice graphic designers and the one they went with was the best one by a mile.  Read more…

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‘The Simpsons’ hilariously shreds Trump and his team on Day 125

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The Simpsons continues to pull zero punches when it comes to the increasingly disastrous presidency of Donald J. Trump.

The animated series latest poke at 45’s White House attempts to capture the vibe 125 days in. From the dangling corpses of Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and Reince Priebus to Veep Mike Pence rubbing the “Vice” off of his nameplate to … whatever’s going on here with Jeff Sessions, “scathing” is the most appropriate descriptor for The Simpsons latest take.

Cartoon Richard Nixon might be the one who sums it up best: “I, uh, came to thank you, Donald. I’m movin’ up! Thanks to you, I’m now the 44th best president.” Read more…

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