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    THE identity of Marily Monroe's real father has been a total mystery for decades but the 100-year riddle has finally been solved. The revelation is explored in the new film on the star's life Blonde, which was based on Joyce Carol Oates' 2000 book of the same name. 6The identity of Marilyn's dad has come to lightCredit: Getty 6The star never knew her fatherCredit: Getty 6A DNA test confirmed the icon's father was Charles Stanley Gifford Andrew Dominik's film looks into Marilyn's- portrayed by actress Ana de Armas- rise to fame and her relationships. A reoccurring theme of the film is Marilyn's father and her efforts to track him down. The Hollywood superstar who was Born Norma Jeane Mortensen was raised by her mum Gladys who is pictured as a deeply unstable woman with mental health issues. It is believed Gladys had told Marilyn different versions of her father's identity but no one knew his real identity for years. READ MORE ON MARILYN MONROEPRESIDENTS, PMS... AND POSH SPICE From Elton John to Muhammad Ali, The Queen met them all Marilyn had a troubled childhood,...
    DNA collected from the son of a retired Nevada prosecutor helped detectives finally make an arrest in the 50-year-old murder of a 19-year-old McDonald’s employee in Hawaii. Nancy Elaine Anderson was found dead in the bathroom of her rented apartment in Waikiki in January 1972. She had 63 stab wounds on her torso, arms, hands and legs, including three so deep they left exit wounds. Five decades later, DNA found on towels on her fire escape and near the entrance has been matched to Tudor Chirila, a prominent lawyer in Reno who once ran unsuccessfully for the Nevada Supreme Court. Police charged 77-year-old Chirila—who lived in Hawaii before moving to Nevada and becoming a lawyer—with second-degree murder, according to Law & Crime. He is being held without bond. Homicide investigators were initially told that the Michigan native, who had moved to Hawaii just months before she was killed, had likely killed herself—which was quickly proven impossible due to the nature of her injuries, including a defensive wound on her thumb. Over the years, several suspects were investigated, including...
    The familiar sound of Amy Adams cooing, lilting her Disney princess “oohs…” and “aahs…,” and then speaking to the animals on a balcony: Finally, the world seems right again. Of course, as with everything in life, things are quite different now than they were in 2007, when things seem decidedly more…Enchanted. The first trailer and a slew of preview photos of the new Disney sequel Disenchanted arrived Friday evening. When we’re finally reunited with Adams’ Giselle, she’s no longer an endearingly naive princess from the kingdom of Andalasia. She’s living in New York City with her unexpected Prince Charming, Patrick Dempsey’s Robert, a cynical divorce attorney whose heart she melted, and their children. The balcony she’s singing from: that of a Manhattan apartment. In the trailer, Giselle seems to want to show her family a bigger, more “enchanted” home: A dilapidated country house that needs some love…and Giselle’s optimism. “That’s not an adventure, that’s a landfill,” her step-daughter says. “A land filled with adventure,” Giselle corrects her.
    Get those snapping fingers ready, because Netflix’s Wednesday series looks killer. Directed by Tim Burton and starring ascendant horror darling Jenna Ortega, the Addams Family spinoff/reboot/reimagining (whatever they're calling these things these days) has everything: tightly coiled braids, dead-eyed stares, and gleefully morbid one-liners. The first teaser finds our gloomy icon sticking up for her brother with a deadly prank involving some swim-team jocks and a couple bags of piranhas. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán play Wednesday’s doting parents, the wickedly sensual Morticia and consummate wife guy Gomez. Isaac Ordonez plays Wednesday’s less-famous brother, Pugsley. (Depending on the iteration, the siblings’ relative ages change, but Wednesday has typically been the younger of the two.) Here, as in Addams Family Values, we meet Wednesday as she confronts the quirks and challenges of a new world away from her family—in this case, Nevermore Academy. (Thankfully for everyone involved, it doesn’t look like this place has an annual Thanksgiving pageant.) Other actors on-hand for the mayhem to come include Gwendoline Christie and Christina Ricci—who remains, for many, the most memorable...
    WE love a dupe, and this Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter dupe has gone straight into our baskets. Elf's Halo Glow Liquid Filter costs just £14 and is a great alternative for the Charlotte Tilbury fave. 1Looking to snap up a great dupe? Halo Glow Liquid Filter, £14, Elf - buy here It's available from elfcosmetics.co.uk, you won't want to sleep on this one. Described as a "complexion booster for a glowing, soft-focus look", Elf's Halo Glow Liquid Filter is proving to be a huge hit on Tiktok for giving beauty fans that dewy, glowy look beloved by many Flawless Filter fans at a half of the price. Charlotte Tilbury's Flawless Filter is usually priced at £36, whilst Elf's is priced at £14 - so you can literally buy two and have change to spare. But let's talk about the product itself. It can be worn 4 ways: wear alone, over or under makeup, mix with foundation or use as highlighter, and is enriched with skin-loving ingredients like Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid. @mikaylanogueira ELF COMING...
    After months (years…who could say anymore?) of whispers, gossip, and much postponing, Ana de Armas has made her big debut as Norma Jean. In the first full-length trailer for Andrew Dominik’s highly-anticipated (nearly mythical) Blonde, the actress is finally Marilyn Monroe—and having a crisis about what that means. Though she’s soaring in Hollywood, Norma Jean just doesn’t see herself in the persona of Marilyn Monroe. Obviously, a silky rendition of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” carols over the whole trailer, a perfect blend of eerie and beautiful. Bobby Cannavale (who stars as “The Ex-Athlete”) opens the preview in a scene at a dinner with Marilyn, posing a simple question: “How did you get your start?” Marilyn says she never got her start. Fame came busting down her door, and it hasn’t stopped stalking her since. “I guess I was discovered,” she says through tears. “I know you’re supposed to get used to it. But I just can’t. I’ve played Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe. I can’t face doing another scene as Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn doesn’t exist.” Clearly,...
    Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. Amazon Prime Day is over, but the annual Black Friday in July tradition is still going strong. Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale is basically the grand finale of the deal-packed month and is confirmed to run from July 15 through 31. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale has been shoppable for select cardholders who get early access to the deals, but now it’s open to the public. This is Nordstrom’s biggest (and most anticipated) sale of the year—it’s on par with their Black Friday deals. While checking out the Anniversary Sale sneak peek on their digital preview page, shoppers can also save their favorite deals to a Wish List, which will make the checkout process quick and seamless now that the sale is live to the public. As per usual, Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale catalog will include thousands of steep discounts across all categories, including designer clothing, luxury beauty exclusives, and elevated home decor staples from customer-favorite brands like La Mer, Barefoot Dreams, Allsaints, and Levi’s marked-down...
    (CNN)It has arrived in all its glory.Yes, the "Clerks III" trailer is here. The film follows Randal Graves [Jeff Anderson], as he decides to make a movie about his life at the convenience store, following a massive heart attack. Probably not a coincidence that the health scare was written into the film considering Kevin Smith, who created the cult classic franchise, had a real-life heart attack in 2018.The film will also feature many of the original cast including Rosario Dawson, Brian O'Halloran, Jason Mewes, and Trevor Fehrman. Read MoreAnd of course, Smith returns to play Silent Bob."Clerks" first made its debut in 1994 and had subsequent spin-off films like "Clerks II," "Mallrats, "Chasing Amy," "Dogma," and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.""Clerks III" will have a limited theatrical release in September.
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is submitting language Wednesday to the Senate parliamentarian for a bill that would allow Medicare to influence prescription drug prices.  The move kicks off another attempt by Senate Democrats to pass a reconciliation package before the November midterms, resurrecting components of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation.  The prescription drug portion has the support of West Virginia's moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who tanked Build Back Better in December.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) is submitting language Wednesday to the Senate parliamentarian for a bill that would allow Medicare to influence prescription drug prices - which moderate Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (right) has signed on to  Schumer and Manchin are also discussing other parts of Build Back Better that could get the West Virginian's support - including climate change and tax reform pieces, Politico Playbook reported - but nothing else has gotten Manchin's buy-in.  The package is being informally nicknamed 'Build Back Manchin,' Punchbowl News said.  The site reported some details about the language including that if passed, Medicare could start negotiating prescription drug...
    Russian forces took a key region in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, thanks in part to Moscow stepping up its coordination and war planning, according to a British intelligence assessment released on Tuesday. This change in Russian forces’ approach to fighting in Eastern Ukraine could be the early signs of a brand new—and worrying—phase in Russia’s devastating war in Ukraine. While Ukrainian officials first denied that they had lost Lysychansk, one of the last strongholds in Eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk, Ukrainian forces confirmed Sunday they withdrew from the area. Russian forces took over Sunday and Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory on Monday. Russia’s success in Luhansk wasn’t an accident. While Russian forces have been bogged down by previous missteps in the war for months, Russian forces are getting better at executing their war plans and operating across teams. Putin has likely achieved effective coordination between two major fighting groups in the Donbas, according to the intelligence assessment. “Unlike in previous phases of the war, Russia has probably achieved reasonably effective coordination between at least two Groupings of Forces, the Central...
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an unprecedented plan to return Bruce’s Beach to a Black family that had been run out of Manhattan Beach almost a century ago — paving the way for more efforts by the government to rectify historic injustices that had been racially motivated. In a heartfelt moment during the board meeting Tuesday, L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn reflected on all the work and all the people it took to get the legal, legislative and (very complicated) real estate details in order to right a wrong that had sparked a movement and captivated the country. “We are finally here today,” said Hahn, who had launched the complex process more than a year ago. “We can’t change the past, and we will never be able to make up for the injustice that was done to Willa and Charles Bruce a century ago. But this is a start, and it is the right thing to do.” The property will now enter escrow before officially transferring to the Bruce family. Once transferred, the county has agreed...
    Bay Area home buyers faced with skyrocketing real estate prices and mortgage costs that have more than doubled over the last year appear to be hitting their limit, pushing more home sellers to do what has become almost unthinkable in the region’s white-hot market: cut prices. “A lot of buyers are being priced out,” said Nicole Bachaud, a market analyst for Zillow. “Demand is definitely pulling back.” Average U.S. mortgage rates hit 5.78% last week. With the typical home in the San Jose area valued at $1.7 million in May, the average monthly payment on a new mortgage reached a whopping $9,136 per month — nearly 60% higher than May of last year and more than 5% higher than April of this year, according to Zillow. Typical home values have risen more than 22% in the last year. In the San Francisco area, the typical home value of $1.5 million in May means a new-mortgage payment of $8,117 per month, more than 50% higher than May last year and more than 5% higher than April. Home values in the area...
    Finally, after months of using that same Blade Runner 2049 photo of Ana de Armas with blonde, ringlet hair when writing about this movie, we can lay that image to rest. Netflix has dropped the real first look at Blonde, starring de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, and, to be honest, she looks almost the exact same as she did in that Blade Runner photo: blonde, curly hair. Gorgeousness. You get the idea. A warped version of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” plays atop de Armas’ Monroe, as she sobs in front of the mirror, praying for someone—we don’t know who, quite yet—to come to her show. “She’s coming,” a man’s voice responds. “She’s almost here.” Marilyn gives herself a sullen look in the vanity mirror. Then, after a big, toothy grin, she breaks out into that iconic full-mouth laugh of hers, throwing her head back. There’s our Marilyn! Amid those hauntingly glamorous mirror scenes, we get a few glimpses of de Armas standing in for Monroe in some of her most iconic moments. Right after she sobs, we’re...
    (CNN)A year and a half ago, Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for adults was loaded onto trucks and airplanes and shipped out for distribution across the United States -- the beginning of what would be one of the largest vaccination campaigns in this nation's history. The excitement surrounding the shipment brought out groups of cheering spectators. Former US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield stated "This is the next step in our efforts to protect Americans, reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and help restore some normalcy to our lives and our country." Syra Madad We are now at the same pivotal moment, this time for the roughly 18 million children under the age of 5. On Wednesday these young ones became eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine after the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna pediatric vaccines. For the Pfizer shot, this provides eligibility for children ages 6 months to 5 years; for the Moderna shot, it covers children 6 months to 6 years (the oldest of which were...
    What’s happened since the last Avatar movie was released? We’ve witnessed three presidential elections, two royal weddings, and seven Olympic Games. The Cubs broke their centuries-long curse. Britain exited the European Union. The iPad, Uber, and Instagram were invented. The Ottoman Empire fell. (Kidding.) Back in 2009, we were listening to “Empire State of Mind” while we stressed about the Swine Flu—a simpler time. This is all to say: the first trailer for the Avatar sequel has finally dropped, and it’s been years—decades—in the making. So much time has passed, and yet, we’re somehow supposed to recall what happened in James Cameron’s first film about cerulean people living in a fantastical world called Pandora? Yes. The Na'vi are back, baby, whether you like it or not. We’ve still got over half a year to wait for Avatar: The Way of Water to actually hit theaters, but for now, Cameron has released the very first footage of the highly-anticipated sequel. Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) return, but they’re not alone. The couple is joined by a flock of children,...
    Get set for a spring fling. A stretch of rainy and raw days can now be put in the rearview mirror as dry and warmer conditions have arrived in the region and the first prolonged stretch of true springlike weather is finally in the forecast. In fact, temperatures will climb past the 70-degree mark after weeks of unseasonable temperatures for this time of year. Monday, May 9 will be mostly sunny with a high temperature in the low 60s. It will be blustery with wind gusts up to around 30 miles per hour. Tuesday, May 10 will be sunny with the high temperature in the mid 60s. Winds gusts will be as high as around 25 mph. The mercury is then expected to be right around the 70-degree mark on Wednesday, May 11, as the climb in temps by day continues with sunny skies. It will be bright and sunny again on Thursday, May 12, with a high temperature all the way into the mid 70s. Friday, May 13 will hardly be unlucky weather-wise, with partly sunny skies and a...
    In this article NFLXNetflix signage next to the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesNetflix surprised the world this week, saying it plans to finally address the rampant practice of password sharing. More than 100 million households are using a shared password, Netflix said Tuesday, including 30 million in the U.S. and Canada. But the video streamer doesn't plan to simply freeze those shared accounts. Instead, the company will likely favor the setting of an extra fee for those accounts being used by multiple people outside of the home. Netflix's plan to capture that lost revenue would start with an alert being sent to account holders whose passwords are being used by other households. The company has already started a test of this feature in Peru, Costa Rica and Chile. For accounts that are sharing a password across addresses, Netflix is charging an additional fee to add "sub accounts" for up to two people outside the home. The pricing is different per country — about $2.13 per month in...
    A TOP Facebook exec has revealed when we can expect to see the metaverse in full swing - and it's not as far away as you may think. The new virtual world could be ready to live in within five to 10 years. 2Give it between five and 10 years, Meta producer saysCredit: Meta Ruth Bram made the prediction during the tech giant's gaming showcase, revealing some of the latest VR innovations. Mark Zuckerberg's Meta firm is spearheading the major tech project, which could one day see us all socialising, working and playing in an endless 3D virtual universe. And gaming has long been the starting point. "We think the metaverse will build on this foundation to become the next generation of the internet and the next evolution in social technology," Bram said. "Both the hardware and software need more work, and it may take five to 10 years to fully bring it to life." The other big hurdle is getting the metaverse to work universally across different apps and devices, so you can own virtual objects and move them...
    Whether we like it or not, metaverse fever is rising. From flaming Travis Scott towering over players in Fortnite, to suit-clad avatars arguing spreadsheets on Teams, to Facebook swapping its face for Meta—it seems there’s been an onslaught of new virtual playgrounds brought to life every day. But for every new virtual world being born, there’s a digital graveyard of realms that have already died. Today, “The Metaverse” is actually less definitive than it sounds. Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson originally coined the term in 1992 in his book Snow Crash, which depicted an immense cyberscape of splashy computer-generated characters, controlled by humans and connected by the internet. In Stephenson’s book there was one virtual world to rule them all. But our reality is more nebulous. David Bohnett, the creator of the GeoCities, an iconic interconnected society of websites from the mid-90s, told The Daily Beast that thinks of the Metaverse as “how you define your online presence within a virtual community or a virtual world.” GeoCities was revolutionary because it let users create digital real-estate that was organized by physical,...
    The unlikely, hilarious duo of Hacks has finally returned. Barbara Vance (Jean Smart) and Ava (Hannah Einbinder) are on the road in the first teaser for the comedy series’ second season. And Barbara can’t afford to have a sophomore slump, especially after Season 1 nearly canceled her entire career. Things are getting pretty heated—violent, even, as Barbara hurls precious gemstones at her young protégé. But what goes around comes around, as Barbara’s face is splattered with blood as two heavyweight fighters pummel each other in the ring. Touring is tough, clearly, but at least in this case there’s Laurie Metcalf (!) guiding the way on the tour bus. We also see the return of the ever-iconic Meg Stalter as Kayla (“Justice!” she screams, one of the only lines of dialogue from the short teaser), dumpster diving, and—watch out—Barbara’s got a gun. Most of the plot is still under a mystery, but from the looks of it, there’s a bit of bad blood between Barbara and Ava thanks to the latter’s cruel revelations about her boss. Alongside Jean Smart—who...
    On Feb. 12, 2001, scientists at the Human Genome Project unveiled a bold undertaking nearly 20 years in the making: a first draft of the sequence of the human genome. This early translation—and its more complete version two years later—gave researchers the ability to finally read human DNA. Since then, the blueprint of around 20,000 cataloged genes has informed and transformed healthcare, making it possible for us to predict, diagnose, and treat genetic diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis more precisely than ever before. However, there's been one final hurdle to overcome: decoding the entire human genome. The “finished” sequence published in 2003 only amounted to about 90 of the genome that seemed most vital at the time. Segments of that deciphered DNA (about 2 percent) encoded instructions for making proteins. But there was another 8 percent that appeared to be “junk”—repetitive sequences that seemed inconsequential—and went untranslated. “We said it was done with a little asterisk way back in 2003,” Dr. David Valle, a geneticist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who was an advisor to the...
    Jada Pinkett Smith has finally broken her silence after her husband Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars over a alopecia joke the comedian made about her shaved head. 'This is a season for healing and I'm here for it,' the actress posted to Instagram Tuesday, two days after the incident that stunned millions of viewers. Pinkett Smith, 50, posted the words on a pink background, but did not share a caption. She has remained quiet since the dramatic events unfolded Sunday night.   Her post, which appears to address the incident, comes less than a day after her husband issued an apology for slapping Rock.    'Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,' he wrote.  'My behavior at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. 'I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed...
    Will a debate with Rick Caruso look markedly different from what we’ve seen before? That will be the question Tuesday night as the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates take the stage at USC’s Bovard Auditorium, with Caruso for the first time joining Rep. Karen Bass, City Atty. Mike Feuer and Councilmen Kevin de León and Joe Buscaino. The debate — sponsored by The Times, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future and Fox 11 Los Angeles — will be moderated by Times columnist Erika D. Smith and Fox 11 anchor Elex Michaelson. This will be the second televised debate ahead of the June 7 primary, and political watchers are eager to see how Caruso’s presence shifts the dynamics. The four other candidates have been cordial to one another during public appearances. At the first televised debate last month, the fiercest hits came from half a dozen protesters who repeatedly disrupted the event at Loyola Marymount University. But Feuer and Buscaino both took shots at Caruso in absentia. Bass, a six-term congresswoman who founded the South L.A....
    Share this: This article was originally published on Feb 28 at 5:07pm EST by THE CITY.  In the coming days, the corporate bankers at Wells Fargo will begin returning to their offices on 42nd Street for the first time in two years, the last of the major financial firms to order a return to in-person work. This week, the staff at the sprawling City University of New York system, including Brooklyn and Queens colleges, will be required to work seven out of every 10 business days in their offices.
    Mask rules are about to change, signaling the end of official oversight of our pandemic behavior. But now it’s up to us, not health officials, to decide when masks are needed in most places. A very public act just turned personal. Participation in even the simplest social gatherings – from book clubs to bars – will demand a quick calculation of risk. “That’s tricky to navigate,” said UC San Francisco infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. “The approach is less of a sledgehammer – ‘everybody has to do the same thing’ – to one that’s more individual.” California’s statewide mask order expires at midnight Wednesday, Feb. 15, so fully vaccinated people will no longer need to wear masks in most public indoor settings. The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Solano, Sonoma and the city of Berkeley also will lift universal mask requirements for vaccinated people. Only Santa Clara County is continuing with its rule that residents wear masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated. That’s...
    Super Bowl LVI was all about mining millennial nostalgia, with pricey ads (average price: $6.5 million for a 30-second spot) featuring stars of The Sopranos, Larry David hawking crypto (?), and last but certainly not least, The Lord of the Rings. Yes, Amazon Prime dropped a teaser-trailer for their upcoming TV series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power—a series set thousands of years before the events of Peter Jackson’s trilogy, and that cost a reported $465 million, making it the most expensive season of television ever. There will reportedly be no wizards or hobbits in this series, since it’s set in the Second Age as the dark lord Sauron’s evil machinations take hold over Middle-earth. But we do manage to catch a glimpse of some stunning scenery, as well as a few elven characters you might remember in Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Elrond (Robert Aramayo). The series is set to premiere on Sept. 2, 2022, and you can check out the trailer here:
    AFTER a number of delays, Elon Musk's SpaceX is finally ready to launch an Earth-observation satellite today. SpaceX will be streaming the even live so you can watch it online. 1The satellite is riding at the tip of the rocketCredit: Getty How to watch latest SpaceX launch You should be able to watch the event on SpaceX's YouTube channel. It has captioned the live link: "SpaceX is targeting Monday, January 31 for launch of the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 mission to low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. "The instantaneous launch window is at 6:11 p.m. EST, or 23:11 UTC." You can tune in from 6pm EST (23:11 GMT). The launch has been delayed repeatedly because of recent bad weather in the US. Most read in News TechNO DRIVE WhatsApp warning for BILLION users over huge change for anyone who uses GoogleFRESH APPLE Five genius iPhone tricks you never knew – including how to find phone in darkEXTINCTION EVENT What would happen if an asteroid hit Earth? – Here's...
    New York (CNN Business)"Change is going to come. No question." "We are serious about taking action." "Here's my message for Mark Zuckerberg: Your time of invading our privacy, promoting toxic content, and preying on children and teens is over. Congress will be taking action."Facebook, now known as Meta (FB), has faced scrutiny on Capitol Hill for years, with executives — including Zuckerberg — repeatedly grilled in Congressional hearings. But if these and other comments from lawmakers during hearings in recent months are any indication, 2022 could shape up to be a make-or-break year in the long-running effort to regulate Facebook. Congress is currently considering around a dozen proposed bills targeting Big Tech, some of which could force Meta to change how it handles algorithmic recommendations and collecting user data, as well as its ability to make acquisitions. A bipartisan group of 10 state attorneys general launched an investigation late last year into Meta, focused on the potential harms of its Instagram platform on young users. Read MoreAnd last week, a federal judge said the Federal Trade Commission could move forward...
    Sure, there are plenty of perks to being "endowed" with a small chest—getting away with super plunging necklines, not having to deal with back pain, and not suffering through the dreaded “bounce back” during a HIIT class to name a few. However, finding a gap-free bra that actually fits and flatters is not one of the advantages of having small boobs. Of course, finding a bra that fits regardless of your cup size is never any feat, but if you’re a member of the IBTC, you’re faced with a unique set of challenges. When I discovered Pepper, a body-positive bra brand designed specifically for women with AA, A, and B cups, I was naturally delighted, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I learned about their latest offering—a “push-up” bra that lifts and contours without leaving cup gaps (Pepper’s hallmark promise and claim to fame) or straight up strangling. The Daily Beast spoke exclusively with Pepper founder and CEO Jacylyn Fu to get the lowdown on the brand's latest bra. "True to our brand’s ethos, we're...
    New York (CNN Business)Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham — finally — on Tuesday night addressed the now-public texts that they sent Mark Meadows during the insurrection in which they implored the former White House chief of staff to get then-President Trump to take action to curtail the violence occurring at the US Capitol. For most of the day, Fox News had largely ignored the texts, which were made public the night before. Which is to say, it took Fox News more than 24 hours to muster up a real response. So how did Hannity and Ingraham react after having all that time to carefully prepare? Well, predictably.What they saidFirst, both Hannity and Ingraham went on the offense and assailed the press. Hannity complained that "nobody" in the media reached out to him, even though plenty of reporters did reach out to Fox News' public relations department and were given no comment. Ingraham asserted that the "regime media" had "twisted" the meaning of her text message to advance a dishonest narrative. Read MoreMore importantly, both Hannity and Ingraham maintained that their...
    (CNN)Omar Soriano has waited 22 years for good news from police about his younger cousin Minerliz, ever since that winter day in 1999 when the 13-year-old never returned home from school. Her body was found in a Bronx, New York, dumpster days after she went missing, prompting an exhaustive investigation that went cold but was reignited nearly four years ago. "It's been an open festering wound," Soriano said, as he recalled the years he spent with his younger cousin, braiding her hair and playing together, and the times he walked her to elementary school. "Minnie," as she was known, was like a sister to him. Soriano got emotional at times Tuesday as city officials announced they had finally found Minerliz Soriano's killer, identifying him as a former resident of the building where she lived. Officials with the NYPD and Bronx District Attorney's office said they solved the crime by using familial DNA, hitting a historical milestone for the city, which had never closed a case by using the investigative technique. Read MoreMinerliz Soriano, a seventh-grader in the Bronx, never made...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Almost as abruptly as she had vanished, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai reappeared in public view over the weekend.Since Friday evening, a steady stream of photos and videos purporting to show a smiling Peng going about her life in Beijing have surfaced on Twitter -- all posted by individuals working for Chinese government-controlled media and the state sport system, on a platform blocked in China.The apparent propaganda push was followed Sunday by a video call between Peng and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, during which the three-time Olympian insisted she is "safe and well, living at her home in Beijing" and "would like to have her privacy respected," according to a statement from the IOC.The flurry of "proof of life" videos came amid a firestorm of global concern for Peng, who disappeared from the public eye for more than two weeks after taking to social media to accuse former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex at his home -- an explosive and politically sensitive allegation that triggered blanket censorship in China.While Peng's public...
    A LONG-AWAITED WhatsApp update finally lets you use the app on multiple devices – without having a phone active. Currently you need a smartphone to be online to use your WhatsApp elsewhere. 1You can link your device and then use WhatsApp on a computer without your phone being onlineCredit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo Now WhatsApp is testing a brand new feature that lets you use WhatsApp on up to four devices. This is useful if you have a work phone and a personal phone. Or it's great if your phone is out of charge or without signal and you still want to use WhatsApp on a laptop. With the latest update, WhatsApp is pushing users on to multi-device support. Everyone on the latest beta test of WhatsApp (which is free to join) is automatically opted in to multi-device support, as revealed by the sleuths at WABetaInfo. To get access to the feature, you'll need to join the WhatsApp beta – a test version of the app. Most read in TechRED ALERT Urgent warning that Amazon users must delete this scam email...
    TAX refunds of more than $14.4billion have finally been issued to Americans after a three-month wait. Over 11.7 million citizens who qualified for the unemployment tax break received their overdue share of cash on Monday - with the IRS set to distribute another batch by the end of the year. 1Millions of Americans have received a tax refund in the IRS's latest batch of paymentsCredit: Getty According to cnet, refunds will only go to taxpayers who received jobless benefits last year and paid in before the introduction of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan in 2021. Therefore, the unemployment tax break is for those who earned less than $150,000 in gross income and insurance during 2020. The amount of refund, which averages of more than $1,600, will vary from person, depending on factors including overall income, tax bracket and how much earnings came from unemployment benefits. The majority will receive these payments through direct bank deposits, otherwise they’ll be mailed as a paper check. The IRS had previously announced that it had been the conducting the recalculations in phases after the...
    London (CNN Business)Journalist James Glassman and economist Kevin Hassett wrote in late 1999 that the Dow Jones Industrial Average could hit 36,000 as soon as 2005.That prediction in their book, "Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market" did not come true. The dot-com bubble popped, sending markets into a tailspin. The comeback in 2006 and 2007 was cut off by the global financial crisis and Great Recession.But the rally in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has finally delivered. On Tuesday, the Dow closed above 36,000 for the first time ever, propelled by unprecedented levels of government and central bank stimulus and enthusiasm about corporate earnings.The rebound has been sharp and quick. The Dow passed the 35,000 mark for the first time in July."This is yet another reminder for investors how far we've come the past 20 months," said Ryan Detrick, chief market strategist for LPL Financial. "In fact, 2021 is the only year in history to hit six separate 1,000 milestone levels."Read MoreHassett, who served as a senior economic adviser to...
    Welcome back to Monday Morning Lights, our new feature that will shed more light on the high school football weekend and peek ahead to the new week. (If you haven’t already, please subscribe.) Serra-St. Francis: No. 1 vs. No. 2 When his team pounded St. Francis 49-7 last spring on the way to finishing 5-0 during the COVID-19 season, Serra coach Patrick Walsh thought about what that day meant. “It’s sad we won’t be able to hang a banner with this group, but this sort of game feels like a banner in a sense,” Walsh said that April afternoon. “It’s something I can talk about forever. … I can always fall back on this experience with this group of kids and say these guys had nothing and they played for everything.” Fast forward seven months. St. Francis will be back at Serra’s Brady Family Stadium on Saturday. This time, a West Catholic Athletic League banner will be on the line, along with the No. 1 seed in the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs. Serra...
    After shutting its international borders for nearly 600 days due to the pandemic, Australia welcomed its first group of foreign visitors on Monday as the country took steps to gradually lift restrictions again. Fully vaccinated travelers from New Zealand who test negative in pre-departure Covid tests can now enter Australia. They would be allowed to skip quarantine in certain jurisdictions like New South Wales, but those conditions may differ in other states and territories. The next set of foreign travelers who can visit Australia will be those from Singapore. Travelers from the city-state who are inoculated against Covid-19 can enter New South Wales and Victoria — Australia's two most populous states — from Nov. 21 without quarantine. They would also have to test negative in pre-departure Covid tests. The decision was reportedly finalized on Sunday when Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, at the G-20 summit in Italy. "Australia is open. Australians are travelling again," Morrison said Sunday at a press briefing in Rome. "Australia's opening up to Singapore, opening up to New Zealand."Sydney,...
    In this article AMZNAmazon Fire TV Omni SeriesAmazonAmazon's first TV sets, which you can talk to and control without a remote, go on sale this week. I've been testing the $830 Amazon Fire TV Omni Series for a few days. It's a good TV for the money, and Alexa can be useful, but the software interface doesn't look as sharp as it should on a 4K TV.   Amazon has traditionally sold Fire TV Sticks and Fire TV Cubes that plug into existing sets, or partnered with other device makers who integrate its Fire TV software. Usually, there are buttons on the remotes that let you use Alexa to control the TV. With the Omni Series, however, Amazon brings its Alexa assistant right into the TV. Amazon's Jason Parrish, who led the product management of the Omni series TVs, told me the goal of the TV is to make living rooms smarter through what he calls ambient computing, with Alexa at the center of how we watch TV, listen to music and interact with our smart homes. The higher-end Omni Series...
    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden is pushing to create a national standard on paid family and sick leave, which already exists in most other developed nations. It's been a long-held priority for many Democrats to create a federal benefit that allows new parents as well as workers recovering from illness or caring for sick family members to take paid leave from work. Biden originally proposed guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid leave but the plan has been reduced to four weeks as negotiations over a sweeping social safety net bill drag on. That could cut the cost of the provision to roughly $100 billion from nearly $500 billion. What Bidens sweeping social safety plan might include -- and what it likely wontDemocratic leaders are scrambling to keep a paid leave benefit in the package while trying to win the vote of a key moderate, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has raised concerns about the provision. The 10-year spending plan, originally priced at $3.5 trillion, calls for expanding education, health care and child care support, as well as tackling the climate...
    (CNN)These days, brushing his teeth while standing up is a major accomplishment. But Robby Walker is alive -- a feat some doctors didn't expect two months ago. And while the 52-year-old struggles to speak long sentences, he's now using his voice to try to prevent others from suffering the way he did.Susan Walker said she couldn't bear to think about losing her husband, the father of six children.The Florida father of six was unvaccinated and gravely ill as Covid-19 pneumonia ravaged both his lungs in August. "He is in dire need of an ECMO treatment, which is not available at the hospital that he is in," his wife Susan Walker told CNN at the time. ECMO treatment uses an external machine that can function as the body's heart and lungs. It can be used for organ transplant patients, victims of severe heart attacks and seriously ill Covid-19 patients -- including young adults. Family members called 169 hospitals in several states, but there was no ECMO availability for Robby. "All the beds are taken up by Covid victims also getting ECMO...
    STAR Wars fans are thrilled after Disney+ confirmed its next live action instalment in the series, The Book of Boba Fett, will arrive on screens in December. The fan favourite bounty hunter's spin-off was first confirmed in a post-credits scene of The Mandalorian season 2 following his reappearance in the series. 2Disney+ confirmed that The Book of Boba Fett will be released in DecemberCredit: Copyright: 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd ™ , All Rights Reserved 2The Star Wars spin-off was first confirmed in a post-credits scene of The Mandalorian season 2Credit: Disney+ It has now been announced that the new live-action show will debut on Wednesday, December 29 on the platform. New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison (Aquaman) reprises his role as Fett, while Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) also returns as Fennec Shand. The two characters navigate the galaxy's underworld and stake their claim on the Tatooine territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt. Remarkably, Wen has revealed that there was so much secrecy during the shooting of The Book of Boba Fett that she was led to believe that she was...
    More On: kylie jenner Celebrities love this designer’s sexy metal mesh styles Kylie Jenner waiting to find out sex of baby No. 2 Kylie Jenner’s new Kylie Baby line was ‘tested and approved’ by Stormi Kylie Jenner fans think she’s having a boy over blue-themed promo photo Just weeks after announcing her second pregnancy, Kylie Jenner has birthed a new brand: Kylie Baby. The beauty mogul, who shares 3-year-old daughter Stormi Webster with partner Travis Scott, has taken the beauty and skincare industry by storm since 2015, when she released a small line of Lip Kits; now, she’s ready to put her stamp on baby care. Kylie Baby launched Tuesday with four bathtime essentials, all tested and approved by Stormi: gentle shampoo and conditioner, bubble bath and moisturizing lotion. The new brand is also selling bundles (some of which are sold out) that include adorable hooded towels to wrap your little one in after a bath, a brush and comb set, travel bags and more. All products feature safe and gentle formulas designed to take special care of...
    FOUR and a half years after launching the Switch, Nintendo is finally rolling out Bluetooth audio support. The feature is something gamers have, understandably, been clamouring for since the console’s release. Nintendo 1 Nintendo Switch Prior to the update, the Nintendo Switch hasn’t been able to support wireless headphones without a workaround. If you didn’t want to spend time untangling wires on your commute before booting up a game, you’d need to use an adaptor to pair your wireless earbuds or headset. But a new software update means you can whip out your AirPods and be good to go in seconds. It’s not all sunshine and cheesy stock images; there are a few caveats at play that may affect your mileage. As outlined on Nintendo’s website, if you’re using the Bluetooth audio feature, you’re limited to just two wireless controllers. You won’t be able to pair more than that unless you disconnect your headphones. Local wireless multiplayer will also put a stop to your auditory fun, so if you’re a multiple Switch household who plays...
    With vaccine mandates rolling out across the country to help curb the spread of COVID-19, it’s time to address the elephant in the room. The vaccine cards handed out after your final jab are big and flimsy. They can easily be ruined by folding or shoving them into wallets too small for their girthy corners. Hell, I’ve managed to just barely save mine from getting doused in a spilled drink at a bar. They’re just paper! So in an effort to conserve a formal piece of evidence that allows you entrance to bars, restaurants, and office buildings, I figured it would be time to find wallets and card holders to keep yours protected. The Leather Pocket Pouch Wallet
    22 Best Ankle Boots for Women Jacob deGroms injuries cost him the 2021 NL Cy Young Award; how will they impact his Hall of Fame chances? Simple Trick To Clean Driveway 10x Faster (In Under 5 Minutes) Ad Microsoft Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card (Yeah, Seriously) Ad Microsoft Mortgage Rates Just Dipped. Lock in Your Rate Now. Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Artisan Home Entertainment/Photofest There's nothing we love more than an amazingly terrifying, scream-out-loud scary movie. Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look back at the very best horror franchises of all time, starting with the "Candyman" series, which is finally returning to the big screen on Aug. 27, 2021, following multiple delays amid the coronavirus pandemic... The first "Candyman" movie, which...
    Razer’s Anzu Smart Glasses Are the Office Accessory You Never Knew You Needed Jason Peters insists he still has it, with nothing left to prove to anyone © Provided by INSIDER Tom Holland in the first trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home." Sony Pictures Entertainment Sony released the first trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home," in theaters on December 17, at CinemaCon on Monday. Tom Holland will return as the titular webslinger, along with Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and more. Benedict Cumberbatch will appear as Doctor Strange while Alfred Molina will be back as Doc Ock. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Read the original article on Insider
    Tom Holland in the first trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home." Sony Pictures Entertainment Sony released the first trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home," in theaters on December 17, 2021 at CinemaCon on Monday. Tom Holland will return as the titular webslinger, along with Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and more. Benedict Cumberbatch will appear as Doctor Strange while Alfred Molina will be back as Doc Ock.              Sign up for notifications from Insider! Stay up to date with what you want to know. Subscribe to push notifications
    Sony is rolling out its redesigned PS5 consoles in stores right now, but will it alleviate the console shortage? The updated hardware has been spotted on shelves in Australian retailers (via Press Start) and is sporting the changes previously rumoured. 1PS5 Standard EditionCredit: Sony The PS5 has been in short supply since its launch, with Microsoft's Xbox Series X facing the same issue. The global semicondutor shortage is the culprit, and is affecting production across a slew of industries. Sony has stated that it's looking to redesign the PS5 with a new version of the AMD Zen 2 processor the launch model is currently touting. The revised chip will be manufactured using a 6nm process rather than the 7nm process, but that's not slated to happen until next year. This newer model has still had its insides rejigged however, and is sporting model number CFI-1102A. Interestingly, the previous leak was for model number CFI-1100B and was the Digital Edition. The consoles spotted in Australia are the Standard Edition, suggesting the first wave of hardware revisions have been...
    Five takeaways from a groundbreaking Census report Virginia Tech issues statement on reports that LGBTQ flag was stolen, replaced with Confederate flags Spend $500, Pocket $200 Fast with This Top Card Ad Microsoft Amazing Device Lights Up Dark Countertops and Fixes Dark Kitchens Ad Microsoft Refi Rates at 2.03% APR. Do you qualify? Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Everett Collection / Amazon/Courtesy Everett Collection Modern Love Season 2 Is Finally Here - Meet the Cast Behind the Love Stories Amazon Prime's beloved original series Modern Love - inspired by personal essays published in The New York Times column of the same name - is officially back with all new characters and all new stories about love. It's been two years since season one premiered (though it feels much, much longer) and we're excited to dive back into the series that...
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