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Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro roast Trump in a blockbuster ‘SNL’ cold open


Donald Trump and his henchmen— er, administration had a busy week after the home, office, and hotel room of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen were raided by the FBI. And Saturday Night Live pulled out all the stops in the latest cold open as a result.

Ben Stiller’s Cohen visits Washington, D.C. for a meeting that turns out to be an ambush: Waiting for him is none other than Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro), along with a polygraph test. 

The cold open is called “Meet the Parents” for a reason, folks. Read more…

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Merriam-Webster has no patience for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets


Merriam-Webster has no patience for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets  MashableIt would be awesome if Neil deGrasse Tyson would shut it  AV ClubEveryone is mocking Neil deGrasse Tyson for explaining the word ‘awesome’  The Daily DotFull coverage


Jim Carrey’s drawing of Mark Zuckerberg is a whole lot of yikes


Jim Carrey, comedian turned artist/political critic, tweeted a photo of his portrait of Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday. 

Referencing this week’s congressional hearings as a “visit from planet Zuckerberg,” Carrey captioned his painting with this fun dialogue from Zuck: “I shall prevent any further election meddling by destroying the Earth with my Illudium Q-35 Explosive Space Modulator App! The sudden drop in Facebook’s stock has made me angry! VERY ANGRY INDEED!!!”

SEE ALSO: Jim Carrey submits his highly accurate Trump portrait to the Smithsonian

With its deep eye bags, piercing green eyes, and a mesmerizing background, Carrey’s drawing of Zuck will probably keep you awake at night.  Read more…

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Spotify is reportedly making changes to its free subscription tier
images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQiz7vUQLJe335aiDr8Au2 Spotify is reportedly making changes to its free subscription tier  The VergePay less, get more: Spotify to bundle Premium service with Hulu  The Mercury NewsSpotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know  SlashGearSpotify Is Planning a New Version of Its Free Music Service  BloombergHow to Make Your Music Streaming Experience More Social  WIREDFull coverage


Sesame Street turns to Kickstarter to fund autism book

Julia is Sesame Street’s first autistic character and her mission is to make neuroatypical kids feel more comfortable and understand that there are kids out there just like them. She’s a sweet little muppet and now she’s getting her own Kickstarter campaign.

The campaign is raising $75,000 to produce content and a free book featuring Julia and her friends. They’ve just hit $10,000 in funding and it’s growing fast. $100 gets you a plush Julia doll and if they reach $150,000 they will print a paper copy of the new Julia book. The project aims to help reduce bullying of autistic children and the Sesame Street team will work with experts to create content and a book around Julia’s adventures.

From the team:

Julia’s television debut was greeted with hundreds of media stories and millions of social media impressions, but the biggest marker of our success was the overwhelming response from the autism community and beyond. Parents say their autistic children have more playdates because of Julia. Teachers report that their students are more inclusive in their play. One mother told us that she used the first Julia storybook to explain to her daughter that she, too, has autism. Her daughter responded, “So I’m amazing too, right?”

This is Sesame Street’s first Kickstarter and it’s really wonderful. This sort of community call-to-action is just what crowdfunding was born to do and it’s great to see the cash going to such a nice cause.

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The Chinese boy was awarded the Guinness World Record for the feat.


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Star Trek’s original Uhura continues to push boundaries and love her career — and her fans.


Everyone is terrified to eat popcorn during ‘A Quiet Place’


Keep your popcorn, and your Whoppers, and your crunchy-as-hell nachos out of the movie theater this weekend. Please. 

John Krasinski’s thriller A Quiet Place debuted Friday and has stunned movie goers into stomach-grumbling silence. The film’s plot (no spoilers) revolves around a young family’s effort to survive in a world taken over by sound-sensitive monsters who hunt by noise. 

SEE ALSO: John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ is brutally effective white-knuckle horror

The storyline means much of the film is nerve-wrackingly silent, amplifying every real-life sound. That has left every person who ordered theater food terrified that a monster is going to rip their face off. And left every person sitting next to someone chomping on popcorn very annoyed.  Read more…

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New York’s L Train Shutdown Inspires Bizarre, Beautiful Transit


How a disastrous 15-month shutdown on one of the city’s busier subway lines un-bottled its creativity.


Prince gets a brand new tribute in the form of a flowering bush


On Sunday, artist Christine Stein stepped outside her California home to discover a surprise: The massive bush growing behind her custom tribute to the late musician Prince had bloomed for the first time.

Though the mural itself attracted attention back in 2016, it found new online fame after Stein shared a photo of the surrounding the bush in bloom on Twitter. 

SEE ALSO: Minnesota Twins are selling official Prince merch because Minnesota

As HuffPost reports, her tweet prompted thousands of retweets and hundreds of responses.

4.1.18 – Our #Prince bush started flowering all of a sudden! Now there are hundreds bees buzzing and a few birds living in the bush! Happy #Easter Everyone!

— Christine Stein (@ChristinesAArt) April 1, 2018 Read more…

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