‘Venom’ and ‘A Star Is Born’: Two big films kick off a typically slow October

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New York (CNN Business)October is typically a slow month at the box office, a time reserved for schlocky horror movies as the studios hold their blockbusters for the holiday season. Not this year, though. “We have another great example of studios recognizing that audiences will come out to see high profile movies regardless of what […]

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Convicted trafficker leaves Bulgaria’s Celebrity Big Brother after protests

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Rapper Ivan Glavchev departs show for personal reasons, amid complaints over his jail term for coercing women and a child into prostitution A Bulgarian rapper who was convicted of trafficking multiple women and a child into prostitution has announced his sudden departure from Bulgarias Celebrity Big Brother following protests from womens rights campaigners. The sight […]

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Oscars’ new ‘popular film’ category sparks Hollywood backlash

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Rob Lowe joins industry condemnation of desperate Academy Awards shakeup to improve TV ratings The film industry has reacted with consternation at the changes proposed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) for its annual Oscars ceremony. Ampas Variety magazine reported that Disney-ABC executives had for years pressed the Academy to impose […]

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I made Steve Bannons psychological warfare tool: meet the data war whistleblower

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Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didnt yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in […]

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Spoiled Millennial Claims It Was Easier For Their Parents Generation, And His Rant Goes Viral

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Add to that list the generation gap. This post, originally by Tumblr user illogicalliberal, has gone viral after highlighting the vast differences in opportunity that the younger generations face, in comparison to their baby boomer parents. Sure, there is a valid discussion to be had about the generation gap in economic opportunity, and social mobility […]

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Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

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In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 14 years, calls for a new approach In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, […]

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Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows

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Researchers discover that accounts run from troll farm in St Petersburg tried to sow discord between Britons Concern about Russian influence in British politics has intensified as it emerged that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts believed to be run from St Petersburg published posts about Brexit. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh identified 419 […]

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