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‘Veronica Mars’ season four is streaming now, launches one week early on Hulu

‘Veronica Mars’ season four is streaming now, launches one week early on Hulu

Hulu(SAN DIEGO) — Here’s a plot twist worthy of the show itself: Veronica Mars season four is now available on Hulu, one week ahead of schedule. The show’s star, Kristen Bell, announced the surprise news at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. During the Veronica Mars panel, Bell declared that she wanted Hulu to release all…

2018 ‘Halloween’ reboot spawning two new sequels

2018 ‘Halloween’ reboot spawning two new sequels

Andrew Eccles/Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Like its unstoppable killer Michael Myers, the Halloween films will live on. On Friday, Universal Pictures announced release dates for two new films in the iconic horror series, following the blockbuster success of 2018’s reboot starring original sole survivor Jamie Lee Curtis.  The film, which was directed by David Gordon Green, was made for…

Holy S**t! Watch the potty-mouthed Comic-Con feature for R-rated sequel ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

Holy S**t! Watch the potty-mouthed Comic-Con feature for R-rated sequel ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Paramount Pictures and director Tim Miller want to make one thing clear to Terminator fans: Like its direct predecessors The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the upcoming film Terminator: Dark Fate is R-rated. Want proof? Just watch the film’s behind-the-scenes featurette that was recently revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. The…

Music News

Green Day makes Instagram pages private; releasing photography book

Green Day makes Instagram pages private; releasing photography book

ABC/Heidi GutmanSo, something’s going on in the world of Green Day. On Friday, each of the band members — Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool — made their Instagram profiles private. Additionally, the main Green Day Instagram is also now private. When these sort of dramatic social media things happen with bands, it…

Goo Goo Dolls announce release date for new album, “Miracle Pill”

Goo Goo Dolls announce release date for new album, “Miracle Pill”

Courtesy of Warner RecordsGoo Goo Dolls are ready to give you a dose of new music. The band has announced their 12th studio album, Miracle Pill, will be released on September 13. A pre-order of the album is available now, and with it comes an instant download of a newly released track called “Money, Fame…

National News

Dangerous heat wave scorches millions in Midwest, East Coast

Dangerous heat wave scorches millions in Midwest, East Coast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Several heat index readings came close to setting records across the eastern half of the U.S. on Friday, with the hottest temperatures still yet to come on the East Coast.Des Moines, Iowa, saw a heat index reading — the “feels like” temperature due to the high humidity — of 119 degrees,…

‘Manhole’ becomes ‘maintenance hole’ as Berkeley switches to gender-neutral language

‘Manhole’ becomes ‘maintenance hole’ as Berkeley switches to gender-neutral language

iStock(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Manholes will now be known as maintenance holes and craftsman will be replaced by artisan, after the Berkeley, California, City Council voted unanimously to revise the city’s municipal code with gender-neutral language.Dozens of terms will be revised and the pronouns “they” and “them” will replace “he” and “she,” according to the new…

DHS warns of Russian efforts to divide America over pineapple pizza — sort of

DHS warns of Russian efforts to divide America over pineapple pizza — sort of

iStock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning that Russian agents could seek to further divide Americans by exploiting U.S. passions over whether pineapple belongs on pizza.It’s a cheesy, playful warning — but it’s trying to deliver a serious message. Posted online Wednesday by the department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency,…

Health News

EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children

EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children

iStock(NEW YORK) — The Environmental Protection Agency is not banning a pesticide linked to developmental issues in children, the agency announced this week despite years of calls to pull it from use, saying further study of its effects is needed.Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide used mostly on fruit and other produce. California and some other states…

Mosquito milestone: use bacteria and radiation to eliminate the bugs

Mosquito milestone: use bacteria and radiation to eliminate the bugs

iStockBY: Dr. Laith AlexanderIs repellent just not doing the trick to rid you of mosquitoes this summer? What about a different approach, like infecting the critters with bacteria topped up with a dose of radiation?It’s a serious idea.Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University in China and Michigan State University have used the technique to all but…

Broken heart syndrome found more commonly in people with cancer, study shows

Broken heart syndrome found more commonly in people with cancer, study shows

ktsimage/iStock(NEW YORK) — One in six people with broken heart syndrome had cancer, according to an international study across nine countries, including the U.S.The findings were published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association.Broken heart syndrome, otherwise known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome, is a real phenomenon. Emotional or physical stress…