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Sail away with the heroes of ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel adventures – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

May the Force be with you, and you and you. And if “Star Wars” heroes aren’t exciting enough to make your day, throw in Marvel’s superheroes and supervillains, who will fight battles of epic proportions while you stand at the sidelines watching — or maybe you’ll even participate. It’s all part of the new scene on Disney Cruise Line’s ship Fantasy, which came out of dry dock last month with…

How I Built an AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces – IEEE Spectrum

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Photo: Zhong Zhenbin/Getty Images For many years as a child, I did nothing but play with Lego. Eventually I had children of my own, who had a nice Lego collection themselves, but nothing you’d need machinery to sort. That changed after a trip to Legoland in Denmark. I noticed adults at the park buying Lego in vast quantities, despite its high price. Even second-hand Lego isn’t cheap, sold as it is…

Ron Howard Was Waiting for His Star Wars Moment: “I’ve Been a Fan Forever” – Vanity Fair

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ron Howard has been waiting for this moment for decades—though he likely never imagined it would come this way. At a Cannes Lions event Friday, the director spoke about being hired by Lucasfilm to finish up its Han Solo spin-off movie, just two days after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were abruptly fired. “I‘ve been a fan forever,” Howard said at the event, per Variety. “It’s gratifying to be…

‘Looking for Leia’ film shines light on Star Wars fangirls – CNET

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

When Carrie Fisher‘s Princess Leia first graced the screen in 1977′s “Star Wars,” many women and girls were excited to see a strong female character confronting ruthless villains like Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader, shooting at Stormtroopers, smuggling stolen Death Star plans and organizing a revolution.  Leia represented more than just a beloved Star Wars icon. She stood as an symbol of feminism and strength for many female fans…

Directors we’d like to see helm future Star Wars movies – CNET

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Enlarge Image The cast of the new Han Solo movie — Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Chewbacca(!) and Donald Glover — with Miller (bottom left) and Lord (second from right) in happier times. Lucasfilm Choosing a director for a new Star Wars movie is tricky. The filmmaker needs to understand the beloved universe, respect the fans’ wishes and yet bring something new to the table. In the…

Sail away with the heroes of ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel adventures – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

May the Force be with you, and you and you. And if “Star Wars” heroes aren’t exciting enough to make your day, throw in Marvel’s superheroes and supervillains, who will fight battles of epic proportions while you stand at the sidelines watching — or maybe you’ll even participate. It’s all part of the new scene on Disney Cruise Line’s ship Fantasy, which came out of dry dock last month with…

Ron Howard Was Waiting for His Star Wars Moment: “I’ve Been a Fan Forever” – Vanity Fair

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ron Howard has been waiting for this moment for decades—though he likely never imagined it would come this way. At a Cannes Lions event Friday, the director spoke about being hired by Lucasfilm to finish up its Han Solo spin-off movie, just two days after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were abruptly fired. “I‘ve been a fan forever,” Howard said at the event, per Variety. “It’s gratifying to be…

Who is Kerry Miles? Real-life Barbie who’s spent £100000 on surgery to become a human doll – The Sun

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

THIS surgery-obsessed mum has spent a huge £100,000 on her quest to look like a human Barbie doll. Kerry Miles, 34, doesn’t plan on ending her cosmetic journey anytime soon. Here’s her story… Kerry Miles has spent £100k to look like a human Barbie doll Who is Kerry Miles? Kerry is a mum-of-one from Essex, who has a 13-year-old daughter called Bethaney. The beauty therapist, who was bullied for her…

Directors we’d like to see helm future Star Wars movies – CNET – CNET

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Enlarge Image The cast of the new Han Solo movie — Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Chewbacca(!) and Donald Glover — with Miller (bottom left) and Lord (second from right) in happier times. Lucasfilm Choosing a director for a new Star Wars movie is tricky. The filmmaker needs to understand the beloved universe, respect the fans’ wishes and yet bring something new to the table. In the…

Sail away with the heroes of ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel adventures – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

May the Force be with you, and you and you. And if “Star Wars” heroes aren’t exciting enough to make your day, throw in Marvel’s superheroes and supervillains, who will fight battles of epic proportions while you stand at the sidelines watching — or maybe you’ll even participate. It’s all part of the new scene on Disney Cruise Line’s ship Fantasy, which came out of dry dock last month with…

Ron Howard Was Waiting for His Star Wars Moment: “I’ve Been a Fan Forever” – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Ron Howard has been waiting for this moment for decades—though he likely never imagined it would come this way. At a Cannes Lions event Friday, the director spoke about being hired by Lucasfilm to finish up its Han Solo spin-off movie, just two days after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were abruptly fired. “I‘ve been a fan forever,” Howard said at the event, per Variety. “It’s gratifying to be…

Directors we’d like to see helm future Star Wars movies – CNET – CNET

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Enlarge Image The cast of the new Han Solo movie — Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Chewbacca(!) and Donald Glover — with Miller (bottom left) and Lord (second from right) in happier times. Lucasfilm Choosing a director for a new Star Wars movie is tricky. The filmmaker needs to understand the beloved universe, respect the fans’ wishes and yet bring something new to the table. In the…

GLOW Burns Bright, Then Fizzles Out – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The first episode of GLOW, Netflix’s fictionalized account of an obscure-ish 1980s wrestling show called Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, is terrific. Written by show creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and directed by longtime Girls director Jesse Peretz, the pilot episode has a shaggy, roomy grace to it. Alison Brie, freed of Community’s pinched manners and forms, plays Ruth, a down-on-her-luck actress who takes a wild chance and answers an…

Has Silicon Valley Finally Jumped the Shark? – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

There’s no evident rhyme or reason to the news that Tesla is talking to music labels about creating its own streaming service. Recode reports that the electric-car manufacturer could start with a tiered, Pandora-like Web radio service that might ultimately compete with Spotify and Apple Music. “We believe it’s important to have an exceptional in-car experience so our customers can listen to the music they want from whatever source they…

Ron Howard Was Waiting for His Star Wars Moment: “I’ve Been a Fan Forever” – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Ron Howard has been waiting for this moment for decades—though he likely never imagined it would come this way. At a Cannes Lions event Friday, the director spoke about being hired by Lucasfilm to finish up its Han Solo spin-off movie, just two days after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were abruptly fired. “I‘ve been a fan forever,” Howard said at the event, per Variety. “It’s gratifying to be…

Sail away with the heroes of ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel adventures – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

May the Force be with you, and you and you. And if “Star Wars” heroes aren’t exciting enough to make your day, throw in Marvel’s superheroes and supervillains, who will fight battles of epic proportions while you stand at the sidelines watching — or maybe you’ll even participate. It’s all part of the new scene on Disney Cruise Line’s ship Fantasy, which came out of dry dock last month with…

Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film – KSAT San Antonio

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard gives the reeling production a veteran hand in the wake of Lord and Miller’s exit in the midst of shooting. Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said filming will…

China cracks down on latest fad toy: toothpick crossbows – CNN

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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‘Fair’ or ‘vague’? EU sizes up May’s Brexit rights offer – Reuters

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

BRUSSELS Theresa May said her offer to fellow EU leaders to guarantee the rights of their compatriots living in Britain after Brexit was “very fair and very serious” but her peers sounded skeptical, with Belgium’s leader calling it “particularly vague”. “I want to reassure all those EU citizens who are in the UK, who have made their lives and homes in the UK, that no one will have to leave….