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How Howard the Duck crashed Guardians of the Galaxy’s opening weekend
Alex Abad-Santos, vox.com

On a weekend where Guardians of the Galaxy raked in a monstrous $94 million, people can’t stop talking about a humanoid avian character that appears in less than a minute of the 122-minute blockbuster. Here’s a brief guide to the most…

He’s back! How a massively loathed 1980’s Marvel movie character suddenly resurrected his popularity this weekend

Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Most-Viewed Ever, Studio Says
Nolan Feeney, time.com

The preview of the adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel was viewed more than 100 million times

The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer isn’t just the most-watched trailer of 2014 — the studio behind it says the clip is the largest online trail…

The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is now the biggest trailer debut of all time, with over 100 million views since its debut last week.

I’m watching Dumb Starbucks

“Nathan Fielder finally explains how the international headlines-grabbing Dumb Starbucks came to be.”

Check-in to Dumb Starbucks on tvtag

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ALIEN, 1979

An officially licensed full-size replica of the extra-terrestrial creature from the 1979 20th Century Fox film Alien, one of a limited edition of 100 made by Hollywood Collectibles Group from the original production moulds used to create the alien costume for the film, designed by H. R. Giger

Out of the Oridinary

These Are The Names Of Everyone Killed In Gaza And Israel Since The War Began
Sheera Frenkel, buzzfeed.com

Because nobody should be just a number.

Mohammed Salem / Reuters

Nir Elias / Reuters

1. Dror Khenin, 37, killed near Erez cross­ing.

2. Eitan Barak, 20, Israeli sol­dier, killed in Gaza.

3. Ouda el-Waj, killed by rock­et, Bedouin…

When will it stop?

Batman, Superman, And Wonder Woman Appear At Comic-Con
Adam B. Vary, buzzfeed.com

The crowd went NUTS.

Warn­er Bros.

Warn­er Bros.

SAN DIEGO — Ben Affleck, Henry Cav­ill, Gal Gadot — aka Bat­man, Super­man, and Won­der Woman — and direc­tor Zack Sny­der appeared on stage at the fan con­ven­tion Comic-Con to show off a bri…

Huge.

The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” character posters have all been revealed, showing the full concept poster art!

If You Want To Be Rich, Don’t Get An MBA
Mariana Zanetti, The MBA Bubble, businessinsider.com

In her book, "The MBA Bub­ble," Mar­i­ana Zanet­ti, an MBA grad­u­ate of IE Busi­ness School in Spain, argues that get­ting an MBA is a waste of time and money. The fol­low­ing has been excerpt­ed from the book with her…

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 To Be Written And Directed By James Gunn
cinemablend.com

James Gunn has been adamant while doing press for Guardians of the Galaxy that he’d love to tell more sto­ries in this uni­verse, with the char­ac­ters he worked hard to intro­duce to Mar­vel fans. Now …

Not surprisingly, James Gunn will write and direct the sequel to Guardians if the Galaxy, which is getting rave reviews.

Cheerleader Who Sued Her Parents Now Taking Her Boyfriend to Court
Allie Jones, gawker.com

Rachel Canning, the New Jersey high school cheerleader who sued her parents for child support and college tuition, filed a restraining order against her boyfriend this week. It totally sucks, but her parents were kind of right about this guy. Read…

Oy.

Comic-Con: New Photo of Ben Affleck as Batman Debuts!
comingsoon.net

Having already revealed new images of his cape and cowl yesterday, Warner Bros. has debuted an official new photo of Ben Affleck as Batman from the highly-anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice!

Astounding!

Homophobes Freak Out Over Gay Batman Rumor
Hudson Hongo, gawker.com

Hudson Hongo

Pro­file

On Mon­day, total­ly fake and not real “satire” news site Nation­al Report pub­lished an arti­cle claim­ing they had obtained a leaked script of the upcom­ing Super­man Vs. Bat­man [sic]: Dawn Of Jus­tice, one that…

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