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10 Things You Didn’t Know About LeBron James

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LeBron James is arguably the biggest sports star in America, and has been part of such a discussion for a decade now. His on-court dominance and freakish physical ability have led to such nicknames as “The King” and “The Chosen One”, while his stock has only risen since finally capturing his elusive NBA Championship ring in 2012 (and a second in 2013). As well as becoming a major talking point on the court, LeBron’s controversial switch from Cleveland to Miami in 2010 (and back again in 2014) cemented him as one of the most intriguing figures in basketball history.

As with any celebrity of such fame and stature, James’ life has been subject to intense media scrutiny over the years. However, there are a few surprising facts which many of his fans and admirers are completely unaware of. Although he seems a relatively straightforward figure, outgoing, loud and uncomplicated – especially when contrasted with his icy,
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Cannes 2015. Official Lineup

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The Festival de Cannes has announced the lineup for the official selection, including the Competition and Un Certain Regard sections, as well as special screenings, for the 68th edition of the festival:

COMPETITIONOpening Night: La Tête Haute (Emmanuelle Bercot) (Out of Competition)Dheepan (Temporary title) (Jacques Audiard)La loi du marché (Stéphane Brizé)Marguerite et Julien (Valérie Donzelli)The Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone)Carol (Todd Haynes)The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien)Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Kore-eda)Macbeth (Justin Kurzel)The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)Mon Roi (Maïwenn)Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti)Saul Fia (László Nemes)Youth (Paolo Sorrentino)Louder than bombs (Joachim Trier)The Sea of Trees (Gus Van Sant)Sicario (Denis Villeneuve)Cronic (Michel Franco)The Valley of Love (Guillaume Nicloux)

Un Certain REGARDOpening Night: An (Naomi Kawase)Asphalte (Samuel Benchetrit)Fly Away Solo (Neeraj Ghaywan)Rams (Grímur Hákonarson)Journey to the Shore (Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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David Boreanaz Wishes Sarah Michelle Gellar a Happy Birthday, She Calls Him "My Angel," Buffy Fans Swoon

David Boreanaz Wishes Sarah Michelle Gellar a Happy Birthday, She Calls Him
For those Buffy fans still wearing their claddagh rings and watching season 2 on a constant loop, here’s a fun reminder that costars Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz still love each other in real life. Gellar, who played “The Chosen One” on the cult classic Joss Whedon vampire drama, turned 38 on Tuesday, April 14, and her birthday didn’t go unnoticed by her former on-screen love. — Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) April 15, 2015 Boreanaz, 45, who played the moody, tortured vamp Angel, tweeted, “Happy Bday @SarahMGellar Hope the [...]
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Watch Lord Voldemort Sing His Version of "Uptown Funk" in the Only Mashup You'll Ever Need

Stop, wait a minute. Seriously, Stop. We have the only mashup you'll probably ever need right here. YouTube channel KFaceTV has created a Harry Potter parody of Bruno Mars' inescapable ditty "Uptown Funk." And it doesn't star the Boy Who Lived, because even though he's The Chosen One, there is no way he could lay down fresh, funky lyrics like this dude. It stars the one and only He Who Shall Not Be Named, Aka Lord Voldemort. The title? "Dark Lord Funk," obviously. You can check out all the lyrics to this amazing song over at the YouTube description, but you should just know that we're seriously considering getting a T-shirt made that says: "Albus sent ya,...
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Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #10 Preview Pages

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Creatures came down to the underground city of Midian seeking shelter from a world that rejected them, but in the upcoming tenth issue of Nightbreed—Boom! Studios’ comic book series based on Clive Barker's cult 1990 film of the same name—they must return topside to face the hate of humanity or risk total annihilation. With Nightbreed #10 hitting shelves this Wednesday, we have a set of preview pages from the upcoming issue featuring the vengeful Reverend Ashberry, an intimate scene between Lori and Boone, and the decapitated head of a familiar foe.

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #10

Author: Marc Andreyko

Artists: Emmanuel Xerx Javier, Devmalya Pramanik

Synopsis: "As Midian crumbles, the Nightbreed are forced to the surface world once more to face all of mankind’s hate and zealot rage. After betraying his people for the woman he loves, Boone now finds a new fire burning within him. The Chosen One
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7 Famous WWE Gimmicks Originally Intended For Other Superstars

They say to be a successful superstar, your gimmick needs to be an extension of your own personality. You only need to look at 3Mb as a recent example where that blatantly wasn’t the case. The gimmick was ready made for Heath Slater, you can tell he is kind of a ‘goof’ in real life and plays the role of a deluded rocker well.

For Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal however, it was painfully obvious they were having to try too hard to become rockers of Slater’s standing.

The pair had pretty well established gimmicks before the band got together. McIntyre was labelled as ‘The Chosen one’ by Vince McMahon of all people and had a long reign as the Intercontinental Champion, headlining SmackDown with the likes of The Undertaker. Mahal, came into the WWE as The Great Khali’s ‘brother’ and was making little, but progressive waves as a heel.
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Early Look at the Cover Art for Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #10

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Creatures came down to the underground city of Midian seeking shelter from a world that rejected them, but in the upcoming tenth issue of Nightbreed—the Boom! Studios’ comic book series based on Clive Barker’s cult 1990 film of the same name—they must return topside to face the hate of humanity. We have an early look at the cover art for the tenth issue that’s set to hit shelves in February.

“Why We Love It: Comics are full of outcast characters, but this is an outcast story, Clive Barker-style. True to this modern horror master’s other work, Nightbreed is full of horrifying creatures that captivated us in the 1990 film and live on in this new story. Plus, writer Marc Andreyko is a Huge fan of Nightbreed!

Why You’LL Love It: Before Fables, before Once Upon A Time, Clive Barker created a secret town of monsters that live among us.
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Recap: 'Doctor Who' - Turns out 'Dark Water' makes a great hiding place

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Recap: 'Doctor Who' - Turns out 'Dark Water' makes a great hiding place
We’re in the home stretch now, folks. Only two episodes remain. After the elves or whatever showed up last week to save the Earth from a deadly solar flare, Clara Oswald’s lies to Danny Pink finally caught up to her. Will she be able to keep him from leaving her? Does she even want to? Everyone take a deep breath, because we’re headed into “Dark Water.” ******** Never before has Clara — or perhaps any companion — sounded so similar to the Doctor. Ms. Oswald is on the phone with Danny but she’s telling him to shut up, shut up, shut up, despite the fact that he can’t get a word in edgewise. We can deduce that Danny was on his way over to get the explanation he deserved. But as we all know, sometimes it’s easier to talk when you can’t see the other person’s face.
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Box Office: Top 10 Most Successful Keanu Reeves Movies

  • Filmonic
The Chosen One, the Immortal or simply Neo, whichever name I use, you know I’m talking about Keanu Reeves, who you can watch in theaters right now in John Wick. Keanu Reeves has had his ups and down and even though he says it himself in John Wick, “I’m thinking I’m back”, I don’t think […]

Read Box Office: Top 10 Most Successful Keanu Reeves Movies on Filmonic.
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No 'Mockingjay' or 'Jurassic World' top Comic-Con 2014 schedule surprises

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No 'Mockingjay' or 'Jurassic World' top Comic-Con 2014 schedule surprises
Comic-Con has become a strange bird to Hollywood studios. Bringing talent and previewing footage can give tremendous hype and word of mouth to eventual blockbusters ("Django Unchained," "Gravity," "Iron Man") or it can end up providing false hope for genre films hope will be smash hits ("Cowboys and Aliens," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"). That means it can be an expensive endeavor if things don't go well and, moreover, you might not realize that until six months later on your opening weekend. 2013 had few outright failures though besides "I, Frankenstein" and the under-performing box office of Edgar Wright's "The World's End." Outside of that? It might have been the most successful Comic-Con on the movie side ever (granted, the embarrassingly delayed "Seventh Son" won't hit theaters until Feb. 2015). This year's run of movie panels on Thursday, Friday and Saturday have some impressive selections from Daniel Radcliffe's first appearance
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Under the Dome Recap: Murder, He Wrote

Under the Dome Recap: Murder, He Wrote
On Monday’s installment of Under the Dome, the CBS drama revisited a question that’s not addressed nearly as often as it should be: When will Chester’s Mill run out of resources?

The town has suffered a water shortage and an energy crisis in the past two weeks — because, yes, the dome has only been down for two weeks — and this time around, the big worry was a shrinking food supply.

Cue the town’s butterfly population laying countless eggs, producing caterpillars that chow down on every crop they can find. And, of course, Angie’s murderer is still roaming Chester’s Mill,
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Dominion Review – Syfy Offers Up Wacky/Serious TV Option

Dominion Review

Syfy has a tricky base of fans, and Dominion may just be the kind of crazy that works for a lot of them. The network’s identity can seem a bit polarizing, with Haven, Helix, and Being Human fans perhaps not wanting to identify themselves as also Sharknado fans. That leaves an area open which some consider to be something like “mid-range Syfy.” Different shows fall in different places on the hokey spectrum depending on who you ask, but Dominion, based on the 2010 film Legion, is clearly trying to see just how far you can push things.

Much like the film that came before (and indeed, Sharknado), Dominion sidesteps certain requirements of cohesion, believability, and logical construction and/or characters, by having a basic premise so bonkers that it is ultimately critique immune. It’s a story about angels attacking humans because God “disappeared.” If you want characters
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#SDCC14: Funko's Next Exclusives Announcement Includes Battle-Damaged Buffy and Invisible Predator

Funko is back with another announcement of some exclusives they'll be bringing to next month's San Diego Comic-Con, which include a variant Buffy to supplement their "Btvs" Pop! Vinyls and an "invisible" Predator.

With regard to Buffy, it looks like The Chosen One has been slaying quite a few vampires - and has the scars and bruises to prove it!

As for the Predator, even when he's invisible, he can't hide his green blood splatter!

You have until 4Pm Pt today to win these two figures (along with the Star Wars and Flintstones figures announced at the same time) on Funko's social media sites:

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In On The Joke: The Films of Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

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A decade ago, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were unheard of in Hollywood. Their beloved but short lived cult classic animated series Clone High had been canceled a year earlier, and their next directing gig wouldn’t come until 2009’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Now, in 2014, they have become magicians of sorts, turning stale ideas into fresh hits for the studios and have had 2 films dominate their opening weekend at the box office.

You could see their smarts all the way back in Clone High, they were taking familiar faces and putting a different context to them. And after the surprisingly fun and whip-smart Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Hollywood took notice of these two patron saints of meta filmmaking.

Their type of storytelling can best be exemplified by the protagonist of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Flint Lockwood. In multiple sequences throughout the film
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Funko Launching a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pop! Vinyl Figure Line

Funko has yet another Pop! Vinyl figure line heading our way, and this one definitely grabbed our attention. Coming in September are six characters from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" plus a vamp variant of one of them!

From the Press Release:

If the apocalypse comes, beep me.

We have more exciting news for Joss Whedon fans today - A "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Pop! Series!

The Chosen One and her crew are ready to navigate the treacheries of Sunnydale. Are you Team Buffy and Angel or Team Buffy and Spike? You decide! Luckily, we made both Angel and Spike Pop!s so you can have it your way.

Willow, one of The Gentlemen, and Oz are also here to help you relive the magic of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

That variant we mentioned? It's fan favorite Spike, and you can see him in all his toothy glory at the bottom of the page.
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Man Utd: Why David Moyes’ Sacking Proves Football Has Moved On

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The Chosen One has gone. After months of speculation about the future of Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement David Moyes, Manchester United have finally pulled the trigger after what can only be described as a woeful season for the former Premier League champions, a season epitomised by a lifeless, uninspired 2-0 defeat against Moyes’ old club Everton last weekend. While few will disagree with the sacking of Moyes, what this saga proves is that football has moved on, times have changed.

Prior to Moyes’s appointment back in 2013, Manchester United were lauded for their history of loyalty, demonstrating the lone fight against modern football’s relentless attitude of sacking managers after a string of poor results. The chopping and changing of managers within the modern game is frantic and arguably at times barbaric in its justification. With Moyes however, Manchester United were seen
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Man Utd: 10 Key Reasons Why David Moyes Was Sacked

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David Moyes received his marching orders a year to the day since Man Utd lifted the Premier League title. The Chosen One has quickly become the Unmentioned One and United are once again looking for a new manager. Moyes broke scores of records during his brief spell in charge at Old Traffor but, unfortunately for the Scot, they were for all the wrong reasons.

A dismal league campaign, coupled with early Fa Cup and Champions League exit, ultimately cost Moyes his job and he was sacked just one year into a six year contract.

After only 295 days in the job Moyes’ numbers make for grim reading. United fans look away now…

10…Months At The Theatre Of Nightmares

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Moyes officially began his tenure as United manager on 1 July 2013, almost two months after he had been announced as Ferguson’s successor.

Questions
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Man Utd Latest – David Moyes Facing The Sack

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Rumours are circulating this evening that Man Utd have finally lost patience with manager David Moyes.

It is being widely reported by a host of national papers that ‘The Chosen One’ will be given his marching orders after another dismal display, this time against his former side on Sunday. When pressed on Moyes’ long term future at Utd, a club spokesperson would only confirm that the ex-Everton man had not been sacked and that there would be no comment on the growing speculation.

With only four games left in the current campaign, The Daily Mail have gone as far to report that Moyes will be sacked before the end of the season, and The Daily Mirror assert that if this is the case, Ryan Giggs will be placed in temporary charge of the first team. The Telegraph are reporting that Jurgen Klopp is the favoured replacement for Moyes,
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Jk Rowling's 'Harry Potter' spinoff will be a full trilogy of movies for Warner

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Jk Rowling's 'Harry Potter' spinoff will be a full trilogy of movies for Warner
Well, of course it's going to be a trilogy. The profile that The New York Times just ran on Warner's newest CEO, Kevin Tsujihara, was all about the way he's planning to keep Warner in the franchise business in the near future, and one of the things he mentioned was the new project that was announced last year, "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them," an original project by Jk Rowling that builds off the world she created for her "Harry Potter" books. One thing I'll say immediately that makes me like Tsujihara is that he's pushing Warner to produce and release more films instead of less at a time where so many other studios are barely making films. And, sure, many of those films are going to be giant tentpole movies, but that's what allows them to take a chance on something like "Gravity." The "Fantastic Beasts" trilogy will focus on Newt Scamander,
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5 Things Manchester United Must Do In The Summer

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Manchester United are falling quicker than Piers Morgan’s ratings. They are miles from where they want to be in the league, their players are ageing and under-performing and most of all, they have a delusional manager who is cracking with the sheer weight of being manager and successor of one of the game’s greatest, Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Chosen One’ has had his part in the almighty falling of United, but not all the blame can be put on him. The players, once ridden with silverware every season, look jagged and cumbersome. Their transfer policy has been nothing short of abysmal and the same can go for their results. It all leads to July 1st, where the transfer window opens for its brief spell. The up and coming summer transfer window could be and has to be the biggest in United’s modern era,
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