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How a superfan got Hollywood to make the first Batman movie

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 22:32
Three decades after director Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" film became a box office blockbuster and pop culture phenomenon, the decision to bring the Dark Knight to the big screen seems like it should have been a no-brainer. But in the years leading up to the film's release, it was as hard to breach the barriers to Hollywood as it was to break into the Batcave.
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‘Michael Jackson drug’ still prompts curiosity from patients

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 22:32
It remains the most widely used anesthetic in hospitals in the United States, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors said, though many still ask if they will get "the Michael Jackson drug" before an operation. And most of them will. Jackson died 10 years agoat his Los Angeles home after receiving a lethal dose of the drug intended for use only during surgery and other medical procedures, not for insomnia. As Jackson rehearsed for his comeback tour, he struggled to sleep. Prosecutors said Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray gave the singer propofol, as he had many times before, then left ...

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Justin Brownlee, Stanley Pringle power Ginebra past NLEX

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 22:26
BATANGAS --- Flaunting a new weapon, Barangay Ginebra cruised past NLEX, 100-85, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday night at Batangas City Coliseum here. Beloved import Justin Brownlee and latest acquisition Stanley Pingle figure served as the defending champion's one-two punch in the thumping of the Road Warriors. "You got two guys like that---it's like you have Steph Curry and Kevin Durant," Ginebra coach Tim Cone told reporters after the contest. Brownlee and Pringle accounted for 37 and 16 points, respectively to lead the Gin Kings attack that hiked their record to 4-3 and added to the woes of the Road Warriors in the midseason conference. "That third quarter revolved a...

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WATCH: Claudine Barretto finds son’s briefs in fridge

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 22:15
[video width="320" height="672" mp4="https://entertainment.inquirer.net/files/2019/06/20190623-Claudine-Barretto-Instagram-live-video.mp4"][/video] MANILA, Philippines --- An Instagram live video triggered a lot of wheezing and laughter as it captured actress Claudine Barretto opening the refrigerator at her house to get some drinks --- but finding instead her son's underwear. The live video, which was posted early Sunday, shows Claudine congratulating her eldest child, Sabina, before focusing on her two other children, Santino and Quia, who are playing video games. Baretto then asks netizens who are watching to give her a minute as she will look for drinks in the refrigerat...

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WATCH: Mink, the 3D printer that lets you print makeup at home

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 22:09
After years of development, the Mink printer is finally available for pre-order. The portable device, which claims to be a world first, allows users to turn any photo into wearable cosmetics. The printer works by taking images submitted via the Mink application and printing them, using Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved cosmetics, on special makeup sheets. The device, which weighs 2.2 pounds and can fit into a tote bag and can print a total of 16.7 million different colors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz5N_7bsq_U "Beauty content continues to move to digital and away from traditional TV and print," said Grace Choi, chief executive officer and co-founder of Mink. "Use...

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National Geographic, The North Face turn plastic into clothing

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 22:06
The North Face has teamed up with National Geographic in the fight to tackle plastic waste. The outdoors brand has launched a limited-edition addition to its Bottle Source collection with the organization. The collection features pieces crafted from 384,000 pounds of plastic bottles that were pulled from waste streams in famous outdoor areas across the United States, including Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountains and Grand Teton National Parks. It spans a long-sleeved men's t-shirt, a short-sleeved women's t-shirt and two hoodies, featuring the slogans 'Waste is over', as well as the logos from both brands. According to HypeBeast, The North Face has also pledged to donate $1 (ar...

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Disrespecting passport bearer is disrespecting PH – Del Rosario

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:53
MANILA, Philippines --- Former foreign affairs secretary Albert Del Rosario on Sunday said disrespecting the bearer of a diplomatic passport that carries the seal of the Republic of the Philippines means disrespecting the country. Del Rosario said this after being detained for six hours in Hong Kong before being deported back to the Philippines last June 21. READ: Ex-DFA chief denied entry to Hong Kong "I went to Hong Kong with a diplomatic passport, was held for six hours, denied entry, and then summarily deported," Del Rosario said in a statement. "What is the significance of the aforementioned? My diplomatic passport carries the seal of the Republic of the Philippines....

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Stanley Pringle dazzles in Ginebra debut

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:45
MANILA, Philippines---Stanley Pringle had a triumphant debut for Barangay Ginebra, helping the Gin Kings beat the NLEX Road Warriors on Sunday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at Batangas City Coliseum. Pringle finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in close to 36 minutes in Ginebra's 100-85 win. The 32-year-old guard, who was traded by NorthPort on Tuesday in exchange for Sol Mercado, Kevin Ferrer and Jervy Cruz, drove past two defenders for a layup at the 10:22 mark of the first quarter for his first basket as a Gin King. Pringle played only two games for the Batang Pier this conference after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ank...

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Vivo teases tech that can charge your phone to 100% in 13 minutes

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:26
A Vivo product manager, known on the Chinese social media platform Weibo as Golan V, has published a video last Thursday, June 20, teasing a new technology developed by the company that can charge a 4,000-milliamp-hour smartphone in 13 minutes. No further details were revealed about the Super FlashCharge 120W technology, but if it makes it into a commercial product soon, such a solution would be the fastest on the market, tripling the charging speed of the fastest Vivo tech currently available. In the same amount of time that Oppo's Super VOOC Flash Charge --- the fastest tech presently available --- can fill a 3,400-milliamp-hour battery, Vivo's Super FlashCharge 120W tech cou...

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WATCH: Netflix experiments with phone vibration feature to enhance viewing experience

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:17
Netflix hosts hack days that are an opportunity for those in the company to create and experiment with new ideas that could potentially become a reality for users someday. Last Thursday, June 20, the company announced some of the projects that were produced at the most recent event, and one of the favorites was the Rumble Pak. This project "explores how haptics can enhance the content you are watching" the idea of the Rumble Pak is that, during exciting scenes of a movie or TV show --- like during an explosion, for example --- your phone would vibrate accordingly to enhance your viewing experience similar to how video game controllers respond in combat situations. https://ww...

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Fashion world shaken by cultural appropriation claims

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:11
The women embroiderers of the remote Mexican mountain village of Tenango de Doria made worldwide headlines this week when their government went to war with an American designer for "plagiarizing" their patterns. Wes Gordon, the artistic director of the New York label founded by Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera, found himself accused of cultural appropriation. The women of the indigenous community in the east of the country told Agence France-Presse (AFP) how they felt cheated of their traditional motifs where "each element has a personal, family or community meaning." It is the latest in a long line of controversies where multinational brands stand accused of ransacking ...

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Robredo recalls visit to Recto Bank 22

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:05
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo recalled on Sunday her visit to the 22 Filipino fishermen whose boat was hit by a Chinese trawler at the Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea, saying the fishermen were tense, nervous, and seemingly did not want to speak at first. Robredo visited the fishermen on June 21 at Barangay San Roque, San Jose town in Occidental Mindoro. During the visit, the fishermen said Robredo talked and listened to them as they narrated their story of the ramming incident. READ: Robredo visits, listens to Recto Bank 22 fishers' stories While the photos of the meeting looked light-hearted, Robredo admitted that the fishermen were tense and...

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Acropolis Museum marks 10th anniversary with new extension

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:48
Greece's Acropolis Museum has opened to the public a new section housing the remains of an ancient Athens neighborhood to mark its 10-year-anniversary, organizers said last Friday, June 21. The new 4,000-square-meter extension displays the remains of ancient baths and hot water pipes, public latrines, homes, wells and workshops, organizers said. Most of the remains are Roman and Byzantine but "some date back to Classical Athens," said museum director Dimitris Pantermalis. According to Classical-era historian Thucydides, this particular part of Athens was first inhabited some 5,000 years ago, Pantermalis said. The remains were first unearthed during the museum's constr...

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Demi Moore joins cast of ‘Brave New World’ TV adaptation

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:45
Two-time Golden Globe nominee Demi Moore joins "Solo" star Alden Ehrenreich in the upcoming "Brave New World" series. "Brave New World", based on Aldous Huxley's dystopian literary classic, takes place in the future, in the new World State, a "utopian" society which has achieved stability via a social hierarchy based on intelligence, behavioral conditioning and a soothing, happiness-producing drug called soma. Harry Lloyd ("Game of Thrones", "The Theory of Everything") and Jessica Brown Findlay ("Downton Abbey", "Harlots") star as Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowe, two New Worlders who journey to the Savage Lands, where they meet John the Savage, a man raised outside the confines o...

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Salma Hayek, Owen Wilson to star in sci-fi love story ‘Bliss’

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:41
The Amazon Studios production will be written and directed by Mike Cahill ("I Origins", "Another Earth"). Cahill also directed the pilots of "The Magicians", "The Path" and "Rise". The science fiction drama follows recently divorced Greg (Owen Wilson), whose life is falling apart when he meets the charming Isabel (Salma Hayek). Isabel, who lives on the streets, is convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is not reality but an ugly simulation taking place inside the beautiful, peaceful "real" world of bliss. Though skeptical at first, Greg starts to think there may be something to this conspiracy theory. Endgame Entertainment's James D. Stern will produce the pro...

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WATCH: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick return for new adventure in ‘Trolls World Tour’ trailer

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:37
On Thursday, June 20, DreamWorks Animation shared the first footage from its upcoming "Trolls World Tour" movie, due in theaters in 2020 --- some three years after the first installment. The sequel to this animated movie, originally created by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, sees favorite characters return for a new big screen adventure. Princess Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick, and Branch, voiced by Justin Timberlake, discover that there are six types of trolls, each dedicated to a different musical genre: funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP86-TR6IME After hearing that the hard-rock monarch, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom) wants t...

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Analysis: Why Trump's generals are all gone

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:31
You're fired! You're hired! That's it.
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Managers of popular series websites acquitted of piracy in Spain

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:28
The former administrators of three film and TV series websites that became popular in the Spanish-speaking world were acquitted Friday, June 21, of violating intellectual property rights as a court ruled they merely directed users to illegal servers. One association of audiovisual producers had estimated the damages they caused to rights holders at more than $565 million (around P29 billion) and prosecutors had sought a two-year jail sentence against the four defendants, as well as fines and compensation. The three websites concerned were seriesyonkis.com, peliculasyonkis.com and videosyonkis.com --- "series junkies," "film junkies" and "video junkies" in English. Created in...

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Despite NBI manhunt, Kapa founder keeps posting videos online

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:18
DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines --- Joel Apolinario, founder of the Kapa (Kabus Padatoon) Community Ministry International Inc. founder, has gone into hiding ever since the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ordered a manhunt on him. But the leader of what President Rodrigo Duterte called the "biggest investment scam" in the country could still regular post his videos online, urging followers to pressure the government to lift the closure order on Kapa. Early this week, photos of Apolinario eating "salvaro" (cassava crisp) and another one of him sleeping on the ground using only a cardboard sheet for a mat, went viral on social media, eliciting sympathy from supporte...

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Rey Nambatac, Denzel Bowles helpRain or Shine survive Columbian in OT

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:08
BATANGAS --- Rey Nambatac banked in the game-winning jumper to tow Rain or Shine past Columbian in overtime, 88-86, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup and halt a head-to-head losing streak in a rare contest at Batangas City Coliseum here. "It's nice to get a win over Columbian," said ElastoPainters coach Caloy Garcia, who also commended his charges for bouncing back from a 107-105 loss to NorthPort last Wednesday. "We lost the last four conferences, we lost against them, so I told the players that the only motivation they could get is winning against [the Dyip]," he added. "I just told my players to believe in themselves." And it couldn't be more fitting for Nambatac, who Garcia revealed...

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