‘Pokémon Go’ is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters


Pokémon Go players who use cheats to catch Pokémon may find that those Pokémon are marked as illegitimate in their inventory and behave oddly in combat, a Niantic representative said on Reddit Wednesday.

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This new anti-cheat measure comes less than a month after players discovered that Niantic was preventing rarer Pokémon from showing up for players using third-party software. Niantic didn’t announce that specific anti-cheat measure, though it did confirm that cheaters could see their games impacted in negative ways.

The latest anti-cheat measure comes just a couple days after Niantic announced a large update to the game, including new cooperative raid bosses and a revamped gym system. It seems that Niantic wants to make the game as fair as possible ahead of its new content. Read more…

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Ashton Kutcher, Vanessa Hudgens and Liam Payn have a hard time playing Secret Ingredient


Something’s cooking in the kitchen at The Tonight Show, and it doesn’t taste so good.

Jimmy Fallon, along with Ashton Kutcher, Liam Payne, and Vanessa Hudgens played a little game of Secret Ingredient on the show that chef Mario Batali hosted.

They all had a normal three-course meal served to them, but each dish had a secret (often disgusting) ingredient added to the mix. 

Their reactions progressively get more hilarious as the meal goes on. And by the end, all Liam Payne could say is, “that nasty.” Read more…

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‘Rogue One’ and more coming to Netflix in July 2017


It’s Netflix’s world and we’re just living in it. While traditional networks work on a stacked fall lineup, Netflix flourishes year-round with original series, films, comedy specials, and more. Contrary to popular discourse, summer is coming, and it’s a beautiful season for streaming.

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in July.

SEE ALSO: Netflix introduces interactive TV where you can pick the outcome

Top Pick: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Things are a little up in the air for Rogue One‘s sister film, the untitled Han Solo project, so distract yourself by reveling in this glorious rebel escapade — the only Star Wars film readily streaming. Read more…

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‘Wet Hot American Summer’ makes good on its promise to reunite ‘Ten Years Later’ with perfect trailer


Never let it be said that the counselors of Camp Firewood won’t keep a promise.

In 2001, Wet Hot American Summer saw the gang promising each other they’d reunite in ten years to see where they all ended up. Now, 16 years later, we’re ready to find out.

SEE ALSO: Netflix rolls out new way to get you to watch more Netflix

At this point, the cast of Wet Hot American Summer is so huge that literally half the trailer is just a list of cast members. 

There are all the returning characters from the original movie, plus all the new characters from the 2015 Netflix prequel, plus a smattering of new faces including Jai Courtney and Alyssa Milano. Read more…

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Hey, here’s Justin Trudeau hugging an enthusiastic unicorn puppet


Justin Trudeau loves to interact with his constituents — especially if they’re on camera, and especially if they are Gary, an enthusiastic talking unicorn puppet from CBC Kids.

Gary’s whole thing is that he likes to give hugs, so he and Trudeau shared a particularly joyful one. I will be honest: I am trying to be skeptical here, but Gary is a endearing character, and this nice moment made me feel something.

And that’s what Gary’s Hug Club is all about. I think? Read more…

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Rihanna DMs breakup advice to heartbroken fan and, honestly, we’re pretty jealous


Breakups are the absolute worst. But, sometimes all you need is a friend’s shoulder to cry on. Or, you know, Rihanna’s shoulder. 

Rihanna fan @WaladShami posted a Twitter conversation between him and RiRi, in which she dished out some pretty timeless breakup wisdom. 

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“How did you get over your first heartbreak? I’ve been struggling,” he asked via direct message. 

Thank you, I love you @rihanna pic.twitter.com/DsYHOTChxP

— Samer / سامر (@WaladShami) June 21, 2017

Several hours later, Rihanna came back to him with some words of wisdom. “Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself!” she wrote. Read more…

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Young man helps elderly man down an escalator, restores faith in humanity


Sometimes it takes just a random act of kindness to restore faith in our common humanity. 

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Hospice nurse Paula Accorsi Picard posted on Facebook an incredibly sweet picture of a young man helping an elderly stranger down an escalator at the Holyoke Mall in Massachusetts. 

As she detailed in the post, the older man stopped at the top of an escalator, looking frightened, while a few people started huddling waiting to get on. 

“It was clear he was feeling unsure and this young man offered the simplest kindness: an out-reached arm and a ‘can I help you on, sir?'” she said.  Read more…

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Fan stops traffic to get a selfie with The Rock


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is all about making his fans happy and sometimes that means halting traffic to do so.

SEE ALSO: The Rock flawlessly recreated his most iconic ’90s outfit for ‘SNL’

The Rock was driving in his pickup after work when a fan pulled up beside him, recognized the actor, and started to freak out.

In a Facebook post, he wrote, “I rolled the passenger window down to say hello and then he REALLY freaked out.”

The fan immediately parked his rig in the middle of the road and went to stand next to The Rock’s driver side window, which was in the way of oncoming traffic. The actor pulled out his phone to record the hilarious encounter. Read more…

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