The New GeForce RTX 20 Series Nvidia Preorders Are Live, But Hard to Get

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The reviews are in and the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are powerful, impressive graphics cards. For details and benchmarks, make sure to read our GeForce RTX 2080 review and our GeForce RTX 2080 Ti review. They’re deserving of the hype, based off the benchmarks.

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Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

The tech entrepreneur was offered a joint by a podcast host in California, where marijuana is legal.
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Kylie and Jason dance again live in Hyde Park

The duo perform Especially For You together, as Kylie headlines Radio 2’s day-long music festival.
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Follow live: Georgia rising to challenge early

Mecole Hardman and No. 3 Georgia have the halftime lead against No. 24 South Carolina. Can they keep it going?

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NBA Live 19: Nipsey Hussle, Devin Booker Celebrate at EA Sports Party

All-Star Weekend is the glammed out event of the NBA calendar, bringing together showmanship, music, branding and basketball. EA Sports took a page from the All-Star Weekend playbook for the launch of this year’s edition of the classic franchise, NBA Live 19. Attendees at Goya in Hollywood crowded an indoor court on Friday Night for […]

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Follow live: 49ers and Colts set to knock off more rust in preseason matchup

Jimmy Garoppolo leads the 49ers into Lucas Oil Stadium in what typically is the starters’ final dress rehearsal — Week 3 of the preseason — before the season opener.
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Renovation Strategies to Live at Home—Stylishly—Into Your 80s

In interior design, ‘safe’ no longer equals ‘ugly.’ New ‘aging in place’ design elements and approaches are beautiful, or better, invisible.
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Follow live: Raiders and Rams clash at the Coliseum

Derek Carr and Oakland get a preview of Los Angeles before the two teams meet in Week 1 of the regular season.
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5 Things Learned From Selena Gomez's Instagram Live Stream

In a rare live stream, the "Back to You" singer updates fans on her new hairdo, Coach handbag collection, upcoming music and more. See what Selena says!
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Kenan Thompson, the Reluctant Star of ‘Saturday Night Live’

He has always been most comfortable as a supporting player. The longest tenure on the show and an Emmy nomination have helped change that state of mind.
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Watch Us Play the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Live on Twitch

We’re back! …And so is the Black Ops 4 beta! The second weekend of the multiplayer beta is a’go and we are stoked to sink some hours into it. 

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Follow live: Play begins at the 100th PGA Championship

Dustin Johnson is playing up to his No. 1 world ranking as he continues to climb the leaderboard. Earlier, Tiger Woods battled back to finish even par after a rough start.
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Mamma Mia an ‘antidote to times we live in’

Ten years after unexpectedly making cinema history, Mamma Mia is back with a prequel that looks like it could be both as camp and successful as the first time around.
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Follow live: Host Russia faces tough Croatia for spot in semis

Croatia is into its second World Cup semifinal, where it will face England.
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Follow live: Brazil, Belgium clash for spot in semifinals

Belgium has Brazil in trouble. Can it close out the tourney favorites and face France in the semifinals?
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Follow live: Messi, Argentina eye crucial points in tough test vs. Croatia

Croatia is moving on to the round of 16 but Argentina’s World Cup fate is out of its hands after another disappointing showing in Russia.
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Follow live: Four-way tie atop the leaderboard sets up wide-open final round

Brooks Koepka looks to defend his U.S. Open title in the final round of the tournament.
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Live leaderboard: DJ taking a tumble on Day 3

Dustin Johnson started the day with a four-shot lead, but he's already coughed up the lead thanks to a disastrous start.

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Tracking Tiger live at the 2018 U.S. Open

Tiger Woods got off to a very rough start in the first round, but he seems to be finding his rhythm at Shinnecock.

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Follow live: Big names primed to make noise at U.S. Open

The world No. 1 is bucking the trend of big names struggling in the first round at Shinnecock Hills. Jordan Spieth (78) and Rory McIlroy (80) were among those who put up high scores Thursday.
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Watch live: Las Vegas has its eyes on the prize

William Karlsson and the Golden Knights are on the cusp of reaching the Stanley Cup Final and can eliminate the Jets Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg.

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A Ryan Reaves deflection finds its way into the net as the Golden Knights take the lead back against the Jets.
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Nintendo Voice Chat LIVE – Today at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET!

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Follow Live: Cavs face Celtics in Game 1 of ECF

Boston has come flying out of the gate at home and opened up a commanding lead against the Cavaliers.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Could Live on via a Streaming Service

Fans of the Nine-Nine may not need to give up just yet, as cult favorite cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine may live on via a streaming service.

According to Variety, discussions are currently being held to continue the ensemble cop comedy at Hulu now that Fox has announced the show’s cancellation.

Upon hearing news the current season finale would double as the show’s series finale, many fans, including Mark Hamill and Lin-Manuel Miranda, began showing support on social media with posts calling for Fox to #RenewBrooklyn99.

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NVC LIVE Exclusively on IGN.com Today at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET!

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Join Filip, Peer, Brian, and Casey this Thursday at 3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET as they discuss the latest Nintendo releases and chat with the community LIVE! Don’t worry, you can still catch the full episode on Friday as usual on YouTube.com/NintendoVoiceChat and your favorite podcast listening services.

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CEO of Concert Firm Live Nation Got Paid Like a Rock Star

Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, received a 2017 pay package of $ 70 million-plus, ranking him second among CEOs at S&P 1,500 companies, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
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The met gala: Met Gala 2018: Live Updates From the Red Carpet

Live from New York, it’s “the Oscars of the East Coast.”
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Follow live: Warriors in control against Pelicans

New Orleans' unbeaten streak at home during the 2018 playoffs is in jeopardy as the Warriors have asserted themselves in Game 5.

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Follow live: Lightning on brink of series win

After David Krejci gives the Bruins an early advantage, the Lightning respond with goals from Brayden Point and J.T. Miller.
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Childish Gambino Debuts ‘This Is America’ On ‘Saturday Night Live’

The video was released on YouTube shortly before the show.
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Oh The Horror: ‘Kanye’s Place’ Terrifies On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Donald Glover and pals face the monster.
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Kanye West Says Slavery Was a ‘Choice’ in Bizarre TMZ Live Interview

Kanye West took a break from tweeting to stop by TMZ’s Los Angeles, Calif. newsroom and share his opinion that slavery was a “choice.” During a conversation on “TMZ Live” with Harvey Levin and Charles Latibeaudiere, West said, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. You was […]

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Follow live: Jazz and Rockets in Game 1

James Harden scored 20 first-half points and Houston is in complete control against Utah in the second half.

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SOS! Will Abba’s new music live up to their legacy?

The stars have recorded their first new material in 35 years. Is there any chance it’ll be any good?
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Live Briefing: Reactions to Cosby Verdict: ‘Women Were Finally Believed’

A conviction in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial was widely celebrated as a win for victims.
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’: It’s Marvel’s Universe. We Just Live in It.

Infinity? Come on. It’s not even three hours! But there is enough time to get a hunky-Chris showdown (Pratt vs. Hemsworth vs. Evans).
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Follow live: Warriors poised to sweep Spurs aside

No Steph Curry, no problem for Golden State, which, with Kevin Durant leading the way, is in position to end San Antonio's season.

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VH1 Divas Live at 20: A Look Back at the Major Music Moment That Almost Never Happened

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No, we’re not announcing our nominations for America’s Mount Rushmore of Music–although, all we can think about now is who we have to…

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Follow live: Pelicans aim for sweep of Blazers

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans look to sweep away Damian Lillard and the Blazers and advance to the Western Conference semifinals.
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A Peek Inside ‘Divas Live,’ Pop Music’s Greatest Worship Service

On the 20th anniversary, here’s how all-star women came together for a concert extravaganza filled with as much drama as there was glory.
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Kate McKinnon Kills As Laura Ingraham On ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Follow live: Warriors running away in Game 1

Golden State's lead has steadily risen in the second half as it appears to be cruising to victory in their playoff opener against the Spurs.

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Matchesfashion.com Stages 40-model Live Presentation for Fall Buy

It’s been four years since Matchesfashion.com began staging seasonal press days in various cities and markets to present its buy to press, influencers and in some cases clients, with varying degrees of fanfare. For the most part, the presentations have featured looks and exclusives on static mannequins or racks, though in 2016 the online retailer took over the WOM Townhouse in Manhattan’s SoHo for a private press day, and then opened it up for consumers — essentially a pop-up — for a weekend of programming and previews of the site’s merchandise. Last year the company did something similar, hosting a series of “In Residence” programs in New York, Paris and Los Angeles that included industry and consumer-focused events, conversations with designers, editors and even a florist demo.
For fall, Matchesfashion.com changed it up again, with a two-hour live presentation featuring 40 models — 20 female, 20 male — in New York on Thursday. The models were arranged in vignettes in an open space at 100 Sixth Avenue in SoHo and styled in multibrand looks, many of them exclusives, giving the event the feeling of a fashion week installation rather than a retail press day. The company flew in international press as

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Revisiting God of War 3’s Epic Poseidon Battle – Live Now!

It’s one of the most memorable multi-phased boss battles of the entire God of War series, and I’m live playing through it right now! Come hang out with me as I play through the first two hours of God of War 3, covering the entirety of the Poseidon Boss battle in all of its gory eye gouging greatness. Join the action now over on YouTube or Twitch.

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Cardi B Reveals Baby Bump On ‘Saturday Night Live’

She’s been wearing full dresses and baggy pants to leave everyone guessing — until Saturday night.
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Live leaderboard: Moving day at the Masters

Patrick Reed began the day with the lead and he hasn't let go, but Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and other big names are in hot pursuit.

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Instagram Influencers Reveal What It’s Like To Live Life In One Color Palette

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Watch Us Play Through the Original God of War – Live Now!

As part of my ongoing mission to revisit all the God of War games, I’m going to be streaming the first God of War live on twitch.tv/ign and youtube.com/ign. Come hang out with me as I go through the first two hours of the original game and talk about what made Kratos’ first outing both a genre defining and platform defining game.

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Live Nation Rules Music Ticketing, Some Say With Threats

Eight years after the Live Nation and Ticketmaster merger, the giant company’s power has drawn complaints from competitors and scrutiny from regulators.
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The Low-Cost Way to Live Abroad: Buy a Boat

It may not be the high-seas life, says Dan Neil, but continuously cruising the U.K.’s waterways in a narrow-body houseboat is a crafty way to live.
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Michael Strahan Wouldn’t Change a Thing About His Live With Kelly Exit

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The Super Bowl champ turned Emmy-winning TV star recently sat down with Graham Bensinger to discuss everything from retirement…

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Opening Day Live: Predictions and updates from every game

Baseball is back, and ESPN is at every ballpark. Here’s the only Opening Day URL you’ll need.
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Follow live: Blue bloods meet for spot in Final Four

Kansas and Duke, the two top seeds in the Midwest Region, battle in an Elite Eight showdown in Omaha.
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Bill Hader Reprises Role of Stefon on Saturday Night Live

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Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader returned to the NBC show to serve as a host for the second time and reprised his fan-favorite role on…

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Follow live: Kentucky looking to advance to Sweet 16

After knocking off No. 12 Davidson in the first round, the Wildcats will try to defeat the upset-minded Bulls in the Round of 32.
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Follow live: Loyola-Chicago and Miami battling

A missed free throw led to long 3 by Donte Ingram with 0.3 seconds left as the Ramblers upset the Hurricanes.
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Live leaderboard: Tiger on the course for Round 3

After carding a 68 on Friday, Woods is on his way to posting another low number at Innisbrook.
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Academy Award Winners 2018: Updating Live

The 90th Academy Awards are taking place on Sunday, honoring the best in film from the past year. Nominees to look out for include Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” which leads the pack with 13 nominations, along with “Dunkirk” with eight nods and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with seven. All three […]

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Louisville’s 2013 team: Legacy ‘going to live on’

Members of the Louisville men’s basketball team that won the 2013 national title have criticized the NCAA for its ruling Tuesday to have the championship vacated. “We won those games,” Luke Hancock said. “It’s not like that never happened.”
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Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Mr. Buffett, who has a new Broadway show, “Escape to Margaritaville,” built a half-billion-dollar empire on his laid-back beach brand. But he’s all business now.
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Golfer and SI Swim Model Paige Spiranac ‘Didn’t Want to Live Anymore’ After Cyberbullying

 

On the eve of one of the biggest tournaments in golfer Paige Spiranac’s career, she was sobbing on the floor of a hotel room after dealing with cyberbullying.

Spiranac, then 22, had been called the “hottest golfer on the planet,” and because she got an invite to the tournament to bring recognition to the event, not based on her skill, people said she wasn’t good enough to play, and that she was only sexualizing the game.

“It really affected me,” Spiranac told Sports Illustrated. “I was sitting in the bathroom just balling and was like ‘I don’t want to go through this pain, this feel of helplessness. Being alone. Scared.’ And I said I never wanted anyone to feel the way I felt in that moment. How scared I was. How helpless I felt in that I was bullied so bad to the point that I didn’t want to live anymore.”

And this wasn’t the first time she experienced bullying. As a child, Spiranac had a condition that made her hair fall out, and classmates said she looked like a boy.

“I had a lot of health issues growing up,” she said. “On top of the hair condition, I had asthma and bad social anxiety. I was one weird little kid. So I know how it feels to be an outsider, how it feels to be bullied, to have no friends, to be that person no one wanted around.”

Now 24 and in the 2018 SI Swim issue, Spiranac hopes to use this stage to spread awareness about cyberbullying, and her work with the non-profit Cybersmile.

“People of all walks of life are cyberbullied every single day and that’s not okay,” she said. “It’s time we start supporting the victims instead of telling them to delete social media or ignore the hate. It’s time we made a difference, so I’ve dedicated a significant portion of my time to helping others.”

Spiranac knows, though, that posing in just a Wonder Woman-inspired chest plate could open her up to more criticism. But she’s ready for it.

“Even though being in the SI Swimsuit Issue has always been a dream of mine it would be a lie to say that I didn’t think about what the response might be,” she said. “I mean I wear leggings and people say that the way I’m dressed is inappropriate! But in the end, it’s not the opinions of other people that matter — it’s if you’re doing things that make you feel happy, fulfilled, and empowered. You can’t let negativity hold you back from living your life!​”


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From pregame scene and in-game updates to statistical nuggets, win-probability swings and the best commercials, we have the Eagles-Patriots matchup covered.
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Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson Was Never in Fear for Bailey’s Survival: “I Live Too Much in Denial”

Chandra Wilson, Grey's AnatomyMiranda Bailey, you had us worried for a minute.
In last night’s stellar episode of Grey’s Anatomy, our favorite Chief of Surgery found herself on the receiving end of some subpar…

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Monster Hunter World Expert Q&A – Live!

Get game help directly from the writer of our Monster Hunter World Beginner’s Guide tonight. Here’s how to tune in, and help in the meantime.
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Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson Was Never in Fear for Bailey’s Survival: “I Live Too Much in Denial”

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Screen Time for Kids Is Awful—And I Can’t Live Without It

We wanted to raise our kids on Joni Mitchell and rainbows, but that’s no way to end a 4-year-old’s tantrum over snow boots.
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Follow live: Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama

Rashaad Penny and the South All-Stars have the lead over the North All-Stars in the Senior Bowl.
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Live Briefing: 2018 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads the Race

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy led the nominations, including one for best picture. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Dunkirk” also emerged as strong contenders.
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Follow live: Saints go marching into Minneapolis

Jerick McKinnon’s 14-yard run gives the Vikings an early lead against the Saints.
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Follow live: Falcons face off against top-seeded Eagles

In Philadelphia’s first playoff game in four years, the team became the first No. 1 seed to open as an underdog.
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Follow live: Can Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma solve Georgia’s defense?

The Sooners’ Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback made it look easy on Oklahoma’s opening drive.
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Follow live: Steelers take on Texans without Antonio Brown

Big Ben and the Steelers look to clinch a first-round bye on the road in Houston.
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Follow live: Zeke returns for Cowboys’ showdown with Seahawks

With both teams in the thick of the NFC playoff race, Dallas hopes to get a boost from RB Ezekiel Elliott.
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Follow live: Colts look to derail Ravens’ playoff hopes

A Joe Flacco touchdown pass has Baltimore leading the Colts as the Ravens look to move closer to a playoff berth.
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Their Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2017

Artists who died this year left behind gripping scenes, profound turns of phrase, unforgettable melodies and plenty of laughter. We pay tribute to a few of the most notable — through their own words.
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Signing day live: Georgia rolling with four big Wednesday signings

College football’s first early signing period begins Wednesday. Two five-stars have already committed and Ohio State has lost two targets. Find out everything you need to know from the recruiting trail.
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Chris Farley Died 20 Years Ago Today: Relive His 5 Best Moments From Saturday Night Live

Chris Farley, David Spade, Christina ApplegateToday marks the 20th anniversary of Chris Farley’s death. David Spade, who starred alongside Farley in the film Tommy Boy, commemorated the comedian’s death on Twitter.
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Why the Stars of A Christmas Story Live Aren’t That Nervous About Taking on a Classic

A Christmas Story Live!, Maya Rudolph, Chris DiamantopoulosThere’s a lot of pressure that comes along with turning a beloved holiday classic film into a live TV stage production.
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Follow Live: Lions look to keep slim playoff hopes alive

Detroit’s defense was the story of the first quarter, allowing the Chicago offense just 18 yards and one first down.
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Live Briefing: 2018 Golden Globe Nominations Led by ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Big Little Lies’

“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy, led the way with seven nominations, while the newspaper drama “The Post” had six.
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It’s Amazon’s World—But Do You Want to Live There?

A reporter spent a week using products and services from Amazon.com Inc. and its partners almost exclusively and wondered: If you can buy everything from car parts to cleaning services to caviar in one online marketplace, will you miss shopping everywhere else?
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For the Timberwolves, the time to live off ‘potential’ has passed

Tom Thibodeau sent a message to his team in the preseason: The future has to be now. The Timberwolves have embraced the challenge, and they look poised to end a 13-year playoff drought.
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Eminem Kicks Off MTV EMAs With Live Premiere of ‘Walk on Water’ (Watch)

Eminem kicked off the MTV EMAs on Sunday with the live premiere of his melancholy new single, “Walk on Water.” While Beyonce guests on the song, her role was filled by Skylar Grey, who co-wrote the song and also co-wrote Em’s 2012 collaboration with Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie.” The pair were also joined […]

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‘You Only Live Twice’ Bond girl Karin Dor dies

German actress Karin Dor, who played legendary Bond girl Helga Brandt alongside Sean Connery, has died at the age of 79.
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Follow live: Keuchel, Astros seek to stop Yanks’ home revival

Follow live: Keuchel, Astros seek to stop Yanks’ home revival
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Fox’s ‘A Christmas Story’ Live Musical Casts Ralphie

Fox has cast the main character of Ralphie for its upcoming musical “A Christmas Story Live!” Andy Walken, and 11-year-old actor from Seattle, Wash., has landed the gig. Walken was one of more than 350 actors to apply for the role of Ralphie Parker, the boy whose only dream is to get a Red Ryder […]

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Follow live: Scherzer, Nats face Cubs in pivotal NLDS Game 3
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“It’s very glittery,” Emily Ratajkowski said as she crossed the gold runway to get to her seat. The actress said she has just wrapped filming “I Feel Pretty” co-starring Amy Schumer and is about to start filming a movie with Theo James called “Lying and Stealing” next month.

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Jeanne Dumas said she’s preparing for the launch in two weeks of her book based on “breaking the cliche of what the Parisian woman is about.” Events are planned at Colette and Merci in Paris. “There is no one Parisian, we need to embrace diversity,” she scoffed.
French actor and director Guillaume Canet couldn’t agree more, judging by his choice of film roles, with an eclectic lineup of movies in the works including Gilles Lellouche’ “Le Grand Bain” (which translates as The Deep End), “about a group of guys who form a synchronized swimming team” and Cédric Anger’ “L’Amour est une fête” (Love is a Party) based “on a true story about two undercover agents on an assignment in the porn industry in the

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Ouai Taps Stephanie Shepherd, Kristen Noel Crawley for ‘Live Life Your Ouai’

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And to do this, Atkin tapped eight women, a baby and a dog (Chrissy Teigen’s French bulldog Pippa) to depict what it means to be a woman for “Live Life Your Ouai.” The series of images shot by husband Mike Rosenthal. Today, the campaign kicks off across Ouai’s social platforms, with new content rolling out through Oct. 30. A collection where customers can shop “the best products for girls on the go,” as well as non-hair related merchandise will hit theouai.com too, including “Ouai Woke” and “Nasty in My Own Ouai” pins.
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The celebrity hairstylist turned entrepreneur’s need to convey “the spirit, independence and strength” of women was born from what she thinks is a hole in marketing and

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Tennis Player Banned From French Open After Forcibly Kissing Reporter On Live TV

French tennis player Maxime Hamou has been banned from the duration of 2017’s French Open for kissing a female reporter without her consent on live television. 

After losing to Pablo Cuevas during a match on Monday, 21-year-old Hamou was interviewed by Eurosport reporter Maly Thomas. During the 45-second interview, Hamou repeatedly wrapped his arm around Thomas’s neck and pulled her towards him in order to kiss her cheek and ear. Thomas ― knowing she was on live TV ― attempted to laugh it off and escape Hamou’s grip. Despite Thomas’ obvious protest, Hamou continued to grab and kiss her. 

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On Tuesday, Thomas told HuffPost France that the interview was “frankly unpleasant.”

“If I hadn’t been live on air, I would have punched him,” she added. 

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced on Tuesday that Hamou will be banned from the duration of the tournament because of his actions.

“The leadership of the tournament has decided to remove the accreditation of Maxime Hamou, following his reprehensible behavior with a (female) journalist, yesterday, Monday, May 29,” the federation said in a statement

A few hours after FFT released their statement, Hamou posted an apology to Instagram

“I would like to offer my deepest apologies to Maly Thomas if she felt hurt or shocked by my behavior during her interview,” Hamou wrote. “I just spent a wonderful week here at Roland Garros, living my most beautiful emotions as a tennis player, and I let my overflow of enthusiasm express itself awkwardly toward Maly, who I know and who I sincerely respect. Nothing of what is written was my intention. I am available to her to present my apologies in person if she would like. I still learn every day from my mistakes to become a better tennis player and a better person.”

In a statement released Tuesday, Eurosport condemned Hamou’s behavior as “highly inappropriate,” adding that “Maly is a highly respected journalist and we are pleased that a full apology is being offered.” 

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Donald Trump Was Funnier Than ‘Saturday Night Live’

In a now infamous clip from July 2015, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) suggested on ABC’s “The Week” that Donald Trump might become the president. To this, host George Stephanopoulos and New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman broke out into laughter.

Then, and since that time, Trump’s words and actions have appeared so ridiculous and terrible that from a certain perspective, it is darkly hilarious this person became the President of The United States.

In the week leading up to the “Saturday Night Live” season finale last weekend, Trump-related reporting went into overdrive, as The New York Times and The Washington Post published extremely damaging stories about the current administration on a daily basis. By Thursday, the Times felt their readers could use a story titled “Trying Not to Drown in a Flood of Major Breaking News.”

After an “SNL” season defined by very popular but hit-and-miss Trump parodies, the show finished with an episode that barely even addressed the major headlines of the past week. In a cold open that mirrored the show’s opening after Hillary Clinton’s loss, Alec Baldwin played Trump while singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The real Trump had had a terrible past few days, and the show probably correctly assumed the viewers already knew that. It seems the writers decided there was little they could possibly add, other than acknowledge it, shrug and wink.

“Donald Trump presents something of a conundrum to political humorists who consider him a gift from God but a man who has repeatedly proven himself zanier, wackier, and funnier than whatever professional ridiculers can come up with,” wrote James Andrew Miller, the author of Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests, back in fall 2015 for Vanity Fair.

Miller continued on about Trump for this piece, describing him as someone “who one-ups and out-does his own comic critics; who out-lampoons the lampooners; and who raises the bar so high that comedians have trouble reaching it.”

“SNL” may have had a very successful season in terms of achieving a relatively large viewership, as they beat out their typical ratings on just about a weekly basis.

But even if this country turned its tired eyes to “SNL” in seeking catharsis for the Trump mess, the 42nd season of the show often faltered in trying to top the inherent hilarity of the news itself.

Trump was a tower, and “SNL” never escaped that shadow.

The problem “SNL” faced this season was not lost on critics.

The Verge published a review of the Alec Baldwin-hosted episode in February with the lede, “’Saturday Night Live’ is enjoying its highest ratings in over 20 years, despite lending absolutely no credence to the argument that comedy might improve under the Trump administration.” The article went on to give praise to Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer impression (focusing on her physical comedy gifts), but then argued, “The rest of last night’s mostly political episode was a series of riffs on the easiest possible joke you could make about anything Trump does: he’s stupid and he’s sad and he doesn’t know what he’s doing.”

A review on The Ringer of McCarthy’s turn at hosting the show in May pointed out that as this season went on, the writers seemed to struggle to cover Trump in a meaningful way. “SNL is at its best when it uses current events as a segue into comedy, rather than comedy as a means of commenting on current events,” wrote Alison Herman. “That speaks to a larger truth about ‘Saturday Night Live’: Often, the show appears to do political sketches more out of obligation than passion.”

The New Yorker focused on “the limits of Trump mockery,” pointing out that the show’s writers seemed to have more meta-jokes about how they can’t just keep making fun of him forever as the season went on. “If, in the past, ‘Saturday Night Live’ had been goading Trump to lash out, now it seemed that the show, like the rest of us, was asking him to cut it out,” wrote the New Yorker’s Ian Crouch.

Oftentimes, this “SNL” season felt like one big sigh, an under-the-breath muttering of “are we doing this again?” and then a satirical recap aimed at the deluge of bad Trump news. And, of course, none of this was helped by the show’s decision to have Trump host the show while he was still a candidate (an experience former “SNL” star Taran Killam confirmed was “not fun”).

The 42-year-old sketch show is far from in dire straits, though. As previously mentioned, the ratings were good this season. Still, there does seem to be this underlying problem ― an inadequate cog within an otherwise generally well-oiled machine.

The show just can’t beat actual news about Trump for hilarity. Even if the former is darkly and perversely funny, it still creates a huge elephant in the room for every “SNL” episode tasked with responding to the trending topics of the week. It’s always Trump. And this new reality is consistently more absurd than the political satire Americans are typically accustomed to.

Baldwin admitted to this problem in an interview with his wife, “Extra” correspondent Hilaria Baldwin, last February. “Another thing I find that’s so weird about the stuff we’re doing, we’re just repeating back what he says … Doing this is strange, but what is even more strange is this is real.”

In April, Splitsider had a great review of the show that also focused on this feeling that “SNL” inherently just goes through the motions as a result of Trump’s increasingly absurdist presidency. Here’s a passage:

“Saturday Night Live” hasn’t gotten edgy or daring or important in the age of Trump: instead life has turned into a mediocre “Saturday Night Live” sketch. “Saturday Night Live” is uniquely qualified to capture that particular moment in our zeitgeist. “What if Donald Trump were president, and he was, of course, super vulgar and obnoxious and arrogant but also super racist?” is the half-assed “Saturday Night Live” sketch idea that has become our horrifyingly half-assed reality.

Week to week, the show became predictable as well. Trump and his administration were super popular characters every single week. And so the show beat jokes to death, as if “SNL” had done featured more cowbell or Stefon over and over again, multiple times, in all its episodes.

On top of this, viewers could essentially know most of the jokes beforehand, having read about or watched it all in the news. During the week, it was likely people on social platforms like Twitter and YouTube would have made better riffs on the weekly headlines. Days later, “SNL” could offer a team of writers, expensive set design, costumes and movie stars to act out the news, but that wasn’t always enough.

This season had a few truly inspired Trump-related sketches that are deserving of the heaps of praise they received. “Through Donald’s Eyes,” starring the wrestler John Cena, comes to mind. The first iteration of McCarthy’s Spicer, obviously. “Black Jeopardy” with Tom Hanks, which came before the election but still holds up.

“SNL” undoubtedly had many highs this year, but the season finale could not come soon enough. With Trump still in office, how many times could the show really have something new to say? The man’s been the best joke in New York City for decades. At a certain point, all anyone can do is shrug and agree that the guy is still just as absurd as the week before.

Over the course of Trump’s rise, “SNL” has been far from alone in struggling to parody him. The creators of “South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone expressed frustration that Trump is so ridiculous and hinted a desire to stop including him in their show. In the latest press tour for “Veep,” the team behind the show spoke out repeatedly about how their political show could never match the absurdity of the real-life Trump presidency.

“[Trump] is ruining comedy,” executive producer David Mandel matter-of-factly told HuffPost last year.

And on top of this, very obviously, Trump making comedy tricky is far from the worst thing the existence of his administration has wrought. This is something “SNL” is aware of, too. In a Hollywood Reporter interview, “Weekend Update” anchor Colin Jost summed this up well as he said:

“Anytime people are paying more attention to politics, it’s good for our show. But you almost feel like a war profiteer at times because we’ve benefited from a situation that’s so tough.”

The higher ratings this season reflect that “SNL” was mostly successful in addressing these problems. Baldwin’s Trump was funny!

But Trump was funnier.

HuffPost reached out to the Live From New York author, James Andrew Miller, to see if he’d comment as a follow-up to that prescient 2015 summarization of the Trump problem “SNL” would face.

Miller had this to say about the show’s future:

As a politician and president, Trump is an outlier in virtually every respect, so it stands to reason that even after 42 years, “SNL” is swimming in uncharted waters. And looking ahead, that means questions like, “Will the audience get burned out on Trump sketches?” and “If investigations reveal more troubling information, will things get too serious for satire?” are difficult to answer. “SNL” has seen a lot in its history and will do its best to adapt to whatever happens, but one thing can clearly be said as of now: The Trump victory was one of the best gifts to the show since it first went on the air in ‘75.

Given the seemingly endless amount of damning leaks about the Trump administration, “SNL” may not even have to reckon with a Trump presidency come next season. But in the off chance that’s not the case, the show may be doomed to exist in Trump’s dark, looming shadow.

 

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Hilarious Video Basically Nails What It’s Like To Live With A Toddler

Life with toddlers is certainly not boring, to say the least, and these parents know that to be true. 

Mindy and Branden Bingham, who blog about family life at This Is How We Bingham, shared a hilarious video on their Facebook page. The two-minute compilation highlights their 22-month-old daughter Hazyl’s propensity for derailing their vlogs. 

The video has reached over 108,000 views on their channel and over 155,000 views on the Love What Matters Facebook page.

“Hazy certainly loves the spotlight, and when it’s not on her she finds a way to steal it,” the parents wrote in the caption. “Lately it’s by screaming ‘YEAH’ as loud as she can anytime we start talking to the camera!”

Well, at least it’s not the typical toddler “NO!”

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On ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Alec Baldwin Sings a Swan Song for Trump

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Vanessa Bayer To Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’ After 7 Seasons

Say goodbye to Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy.

Vanessa Bayer, currently the longest-serving female cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” is reportedly leaving the show, Deadline first reported Saturday, and other outlets later confirmed. HuffPost has reached out to the comedian’s representatives for comment.

The news comes just two days after Bobby Moynihan announced his departure from the long-running sketch comedy show after nine seasons. He’ll be starring in the upcoming CBS comedy “Me, Myself & I.”

Bayer has yet to announce her future plans.

Beyond Jacob, who made regular appearances on the show’s “Weekend Update” segment, Bayer was known for her impression of Jennifer Aniston’s “Friends” character, Rachel Green, after starting on “SNL” in 2010. She’s made several appearances as a guest star on other TV shows, including “Portlandia,” “Modern Family” and “The Simpsons.” Her film career has so far included roles in 2015’s hit comedy “Trainwreck” and 2016’s “Office Christmas Party.” 

The Season 42 finale of “SNL” is set to air Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC with host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry.

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The Wonderful World We’d Live In If The Whole Internet Were Nice For A Day

The internet can be a mean and treacherous landscape. There are trolls abound, feasting on the comment sections of innocent social media accounts, and news feeds seem to have only terrible things to tell us about the world. 

But what if the internet was instead a bastion of positivity? Comedy writer Mel Owens imagines a world where the internet is … just nice.

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