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In the world of Harry Potter, a witch or wizard's Patronus is a very personal and powerful thing. Conjured by a mixture of magic and a person's happiest memory, the energy force takes the form of an animal, which can be guided to ward off Dementors and Lethifolds. Harry's Patronus is a stag, while Ron Weasley's is a Jack Russell terrier.
U2 has a new album, and if you have an iTunes account, you already own it. Apple dropped a few big pieces of news today, including the unveiling of the "bigger than bigger" iPhone 6, the anticipated Watch and the news that not only has U2 dropped a brand new album, titled Songs of Innocence, but it's already in the iTunes libraries of all 500 million+ iTunes customers worldwide, just waiting to be downloaded (for free).
Facebook users have apparently been participating in a trending status update that asks readers to list the ten books that have stayed with them. Facebook compiled the data submitted and came up with 100 books that top the list. Holding the #1 spot is J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. That's followed by To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
As long as people are Tweeting mean things at celebrities, it seems Jimmy Kimmel will be there to get some of those famous people to read those mean Tweets aloud and really put the jabs into perspective... or at the very least, allow us to laugh at their reactions. The latest installment to the "Mean Tweets" segment has NFL players reading the nasty things people have said about them on Twitter.
Some dogs eat clothes. And for a dog who doesn't discriminate against garments as a form of potential sustenance, a sock might make for a good snack. But we all know snacking's better in moderation. There's a difference between one or two socks and say, forty-three of them. Or forty-three and a half, which is the number of socks one Great Dane ingested and had to have removed from its stomach.
Night owls in Suquian, China caught a glimpse of a man flying out of a fifth floor window earlier this week. Sadly, the wannabe superhero’s moment of glory abruptly ended after his cruising altitude quickly dropped and he crashed into a roof almost immediately.
Beloved comedienne, former talk show host and constant spitfire Joan Rivers spent her life making people laugh, cringe and under all circumstances, feel something. Today, she made everyone turn and look one more time when she quietly passed away at the age of 81.
The internet has been all aflutter lately since news got around that naked photos of various female celebrities were circulating online due to the efforts of a hacker. How exactly did this happen? At least some of the blame seems to be pointed toward iCloud, Apple's online storage service. Apple says they've done an investigation on the matter, and they're now claiming that iCloud itself wasn't breached.
We talk about Kickstarter quite a bit here on Cinema Blend, as the crowdfunding website is used to raise money for movies, video games and more. But now shit is getting real, as the most insanely awesome cooler has broken a record and become the highest earning project in Kickstarter’s five-year history, with over $10.9 million raised as of this writing.
There’s nothing quite like the local news. Send reporters out into a local community, and you have no idea what type of people they’ll meet. Most of the time, these strangers wind up being average enough, but now and again, they come across someone or something truly special, like, for example, a random guy and his beloved Hulk statue.
Superman is a valuable treasure to the comic and film worlds alike. But you'll never guess how much the Man Of Steel is worth in print!
The best thing about awards shows is not watching the biggest music acts in the world perform their biggest hits. With an unfamiliar stage and a need to play to the camera, it’s really hard for these bands/ solo artists/ groups to deliver anything approaching quality.
It’s safe to say that fans are interested in Game of Thrones news, whether it be about HBO’s hit series or the Song of Ice and Fire books written by George R. R. Martin. I wish we could finally tell you that the long-awaited Winds of Winter book is being prepped to hit shelves, but that would be a lie. What isn’t a lie is the news that Martin plans to kill off more of our favorite characters in the books moving forward.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey may have renewed their vows at the Happiest Place On Earth, but sadly, that Mouse House magic wasn’t enough to guarantee them a lifetime of bliss. The America’s Got Talent host and the popular pop singer have reportedly decided to split up and go in separate directions.
Once upon a time, those modern touch-screen seat-back TV screens seemed like a pretty great and high-tech bit of luxury for coach flying, but these days, most people board a plane with at least one device that offers them their own personalized viewing screen, which leaves the touch screen in front of them untouched. So it's not entirely surprising to hear that these screens are being phased out of many new long-range jets.