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Beyoncé, Jay Z and Chance the Rapper want their daughters to see a female president

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Beyoncé and Jay Z would very much like to see Blue Ivy grow up in a blue America, so Tidal released a video urging fans to go out and vote. 

The clip, featuring footage from Friday night’s concert in support of Hillary Clinton, reminds fans that voting is a privilege they can’t take lightly. And there’s some very cute footage of Blue and Bey holding hands. 

“For so long, our voice wasn’t part of the process,” Jay Z says backstage at the show. “Communities were being underserved because our voice wasn’t being heard.”

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There is a 100% chance that Nate Silver is f**king furious

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Nate Silver is not some kind of election-predicting machine, people. He’s a human being. And he’s had it up to here with you questioning his methods. 

The Huffington Post ran a story called “Nate Silver Is Unskewing Polls — All Of Them — In Trump’s Direction” on Saturday, written by Ryan Grim, the publication’s D.C. bureau chief.

Grim accuses Silver of “making a mockery of the very forecasting industry that he popularized.”

How so? By “changing the results of polls to fit where he thinks the polls truly are, rather than simply entering the poll numbers into his model and crunching them.” Read more…

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Elon Musk thinks basic universal income is answer to automation taking human jobs

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Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely explain what will happen to all those newly jobless humans. As usual, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk responds to an obvious question with an answer that may surprise some. 

In an interview with CNBC on Friday, Musk says that he believes the answer to human workers who are displaced by robots and software is creating a (presumably, government-backed) universal basic income for all. 

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Carrie won’t stand down in ‘Homeland’ Season 6 trailer

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Six seasons later, Carrie Mathison still can’t catch a break. Claire Danes’ tireless C.I.A. agent may have stopped a terrorist attack at the end of Season 5, but her work is never done.

Season 6 picks up with Carrie living in Brooklyn to help Muslims living in the States. The entire season will take place between Election Day and Inauguration day, though it releases close to the latter in real time.

Homeland Season 6 premieres on Jan. 15.

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Racism Taints Beyoncé’s Country Music Awards Performance

Last Wednesday night, Country Music Awards celebrated their 50th year and along with their usual lineup of performances is a name that most people did not expect to pop up—Beyoncé. Queen Bey performed her song “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks and it was one great performance that would make you dance (no joke), but guess not everyone was happy […]

The post Racism Taints Beyoncé’s Country Music Awards Performance appeared first on Preen.

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Bruno Mars reveals Beyoncé is just like us: She stress eats Cheetos, too

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Beyoncé is a notoriously private celebrity.

But now, thanks to Bruno Mars, we know that the one and only Beyoncé is also a fan of your favorite snack: Cheetos.

“Me and Beyoncé were both working on our diets, stressing out,” Mars told Rolling Stone, talking about 2016’s surprise Super Bowl performance from the two and Coldplay. 

“Then the day before, we’re watching playback backstage, and she’s eating a bag of Cheetos,” he explained. 

“I’m like, ‘That’s what you’re doing?'” Mars said. “She’s like, ‘There’s nothing more we can do these last two days. It’s gonna be what it’s gonna be. So I’m gonna enjoy this bag of Cheetos.'” Read more…

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No, Starbucks did not release a green holiday cup

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Please chill, internet. It’s only Nov. 1 and we’re already fighting about Starbucks cups.

Rumors were flying on Tuesday after Starbucks released a limited-edition green cup to encourage everyone to be good to one another. Instead of feelings of goodwill, the cup sparked a fake internet fight and a ton of confusion.

The company told Mashable in a statement on Monday that they will be releasing a green cup on Tuesday “for a limited time while supplies last.” Mashable initially skipped on the opportunity to write this story because, to be perfectly honest, it’s not that interesting. 

“On Nov. 1, Starbucks stores in the U.S. will feature a green cup that represents the connections we have as a community. It’s meant to be a symbol of unity, and encourage us to be good to each other. Artist Shogo Ota’s design represents humanity and connection, serving as a symbol for bringing people together as a united community,” the company said in a statement.  Read more…

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Tom Hanks is dressing up as David Pumpkins for Halloween. Any questions?

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Even if you didn’t watch Tom Hanks host Saturday Night Live last weekend, you’ve probably watched the sketch featuring his starring turn as David S. Pumpkins.

Hanks is apparently just as into the viral sketch as we are, because he’s dressing up as his SNL character for Halloween tonight.

“Oh, I HAVE my costume! Any questions??! Hanx,” the actor wrote on Twitter, alongside a photo of David Pumpkins’ signature suit.

Oh, I HAVE my costume! Any questions??! Hanx pic.twitter.com/gjYz7t47YI

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Drone footage shows devastating aftermath of Italy earthquake

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Drone footage released by Italy’s fire and rescue corps shows the devastating aftermath of the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that hit central and southern Italy on Sunday morning. 

The video, taken over the town of Amatrice, revealed demolished buildings, crumbling façades and streets clogged with debris. The town of about 1,000 people was also battered by Italy’s Aug. 24 earthquake and a series of aftershocks last week.

Sunday’s earthquake is potentially Italy’s largest earthquake since a magnitude 6.9 quake struck southern Italy in 1980, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Sara Bareilles and Leslie Odom Jr. concocted your new favorite election song

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Well, this just about sums it up.

This American Life tapped Sara Bareilles to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about this blessedly-almost-over election — so, appropriately, she wrote a song called “Seriously?”

To be fair, that’s what we’re all thinking at this point.

The track is sung to perfection by Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr. — and features some pointed meditations on Donald Trump and the sorry state of American politics.

Hey, the election may be horrible, but it gave us this song, right? Read more…

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The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ cast got pretty little matching tattoos

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Pretty Little Liars wrapped up filming for good this week, so cast members said farewell by getting — what else? — matching tattoos.

Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish each got their character’s first initial inked on their pointer fingers, which are known as “shh” fingers in the PLL world.

Looks like they’re keeping those secrets forever.

A photo posted by Janel Parrish (@janelparrish) on

Should Mona have gotten “A,” though? Hmm.

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Everything you missed at Apple’s MacBook event

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On the heels of Wednesday’s Microsoft keynote in New York, Apple unveiled its own new products at an event Thursday at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. 

If you missed the live stream, here’s everything you need to know: 

A Touch Bar comes to the new MacBook Pro

Four years after losing the DVD drive and switching to Retina displays, Apple has again made a major change to its line of MacBook Pro laptops: the Touch Bar, pictures of which leaked two days ago.

Cutting video using the Touch Bar

Cutting video using the Touch Bar

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