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Diddy unveils documentary trailer in tribute to Biggie Smalls

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After an emotional tribute to friend and mentor Biggie Smalls, Sean “Diddy” Combs unveiled the trailer for his upcoming musical documentary Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story. The film tells the story of Combs’ record label, to which Biggie signed in 1992.

The film will release in conjunction with Bad Boy’s 20th anniversary and detail its origins from Harlem and Brooklyn in the early days. Smalls’ death in 1997 was a shocking and formative experience for Combs and his collaborators.

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story releases on Apple Music June 25. Read more…

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Celine Dion performed ‘My Heart Will Go On’ at the Billboard Awards and the internet cried an ocean of tears

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Few songs stick to film’s as firmly as Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” to the 1997 Academy Award-winning Titanic.

In honor of the film’s 20th anniversary, Dion took the stage at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas to belt out her iconic hit.

After an introduction from Lea Michele, Dion appeared inside a massive floor-to-ceiling chandelier in a bright white dress while clips of Titanic played on the screen. 

💎💙💎💙💎💙💎💙💎#MyHeartWillGoOn +@celinedion +#BBMAs
EVERYONE RN =😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/XpH9HDBMgM

— BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) May 22, 2017 Read more…

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Microsoft Research shows off its augmented reality glasses

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Because we’re spoiled and don’t appreciate amazing technology unless it’s immediately convenient, some tech pundits are dismissing VR in favor of AR, but the fact is that we’re still years away from easy to use AR glasses. For now, mainstream AR is limited to your smartphone, like most other apps. 

However, a team at Microsoft Research is looking to speed up the progress on wearable AR devices and have introduced a prototype as proof. 

Before Snap can turn its Spectacles wearable camera into a vehicle for its augmented reality app filters, Microsoft’s team presented a pair of glasses on Friday that use near-eye displays to produce holograms to the wearer.  Read more…

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Six Korean Artists You Need To Know That Aren’t K-Pop

Whenever I recommend music to my friends, they always have an instant aversion if it’s Korean. Right off the bat, they tell me they aren’t into K-pop. But K-pop is just a part of Korea’s complex music scene. It’s a great time to delve into Korea’s music scene these days since many indie artists have […]

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Anderson Cooper DGAF, literally talks about Trump taking a dump on his desk

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We’ve all marveled at Anderson Cooper’s brutal eye roll. But now he’s slinging some serious … well, you’ll see. 

On Friday, the Coop was talking with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord. The topic, naturally, was the news that Donald Trump told Russian officials at the Oval Office that firing that “nut job” James Comey took pressure off the FBI’s investigation. 

“I don’t care what he says to the Russians. I mean, he’s the president of the United States,” Lord said. 

Then Cooper responded with this:

Yes, he said, “If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it.” Read more…

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Badass little otter pup is a survivor, he gonna make it

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Police release cringeworthy video telling kids not to buy drugs

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We’re not sure what’s in the water Down Under, but Australian police like to try and outdo each other by having the country’s weirdest social media presence.

While you might have seen the Nickelback-hating work of the Queensland Police, Northern Territory Police is here to throw its hat in the ring with an ’80s-style safety video for the upcoming Darwin festival, Bass In The Grass.

It’s chockful of VHS-esque filters, throwback graphics, and of course, really, really bad acting. The video is definitely cringeworthy, but we think they were totally going for that.  Read more…

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson will do absolutely anything to avoid talking about the Trump fiasco

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Did Donald Trump really ask FBI Director James Comey to shut down his Russia investigation? 

Is this story real? Are you real? What is reality? 

Tucker Carlson of Fox News is asking these tough questions. 

Tucker’s lead at 8 pic.twitter.com/ZldaSJVtwC

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 17, 2017

If it seems like he’s avoiding the news that the president of the United States may be engaged of obstruction of justice, don’t be fooledTucker Carlson Tonight looks beyond Beltway politics to answer the big, existential questions.

Tucker Carlson nailed it tonight, you guyspic.twitter.com/onRIdGjBF2

— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) May 17, 2017 Read more…

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Bill Gates’ wise tweetstorm will inspire new grads

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Personal advice from one of the biggest business icons in all of tech history is difficult to come by, but Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is making it easy for newly minted college graduates via Twitter. 

On Monday, just a week before the graduation ceremonies at Harvard, the school he famously dropped out of to create Microsoft, Gates offered his pearls of wisdom to new college graduates around the country. 

Beginning with a reference to the classic film The Graduate about giving market trend advice to newbies (plastics!), Gates launches into his tweetstorm by first noting the areas he thinks we should be focused on in the coming years.    Read more…

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NBCUniversal is buying an arts and crafts tutorial site

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NBCUniversal is getting into arts and crafts.

The media conglomerate said this week that it’s buying Craftsy, a DIY tutorial and art supply site, in what Recode reported to be a $230 million deal.

The Denver-based startup merges media and e-commerce with paywalled courses on everything from watercolor painting to “mastering the art of the pizza,” as well as a catalog of crafting kits.

NBC plans to tap Craftsy’s contributing instructors to appear on various shows across the company’s cable and broadcast channels like Bravo’s Top Chef and SyFy’s Face Off. The startup will also use its own production studio to create content for the network. Read more…

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Paul McCartney revealed his ‘Pirates 5’ character and honestly just WHY?!

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Yo ho yo ho, it’s apparently going to be a pirate’s life for McCartney! 

Paul McCartney — yes, Sir Paul McCartney from The Beatles, that’s the guy — on Sunday posted a photo of his Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales character, which was announced last March.

McCartney will be starring in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Yeah, no — we have no idea why or how this is happening either. But it’s happening.

A 74-year-old McCartney posted a promo poster for the fifth Pirates film that shows him looking remarkably like his now co-star, Johnny Depp. McCartney’s pirate hair, beard, makeup, bandana, hat, rings, AHH this man is almost unrecognizable.  Read more…

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