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Watch This Japanese Robot Take Someone's Coffee Order In A Store

Japan is doing everything they can to ensure our future is as robot friendly as it has been portrayed in film, and this step while small, does do a lot more than you think. Check out this robot taking a coffee order (via Geekologie) and continue on below:

So big whoop right? All that robot did was play middle man while that woman went and put the cup in and everything! This robot is definitely a gimmick, but he also has the ability to recognize the faces of customers and chat them up for entertainment while they wait for their customized coffee to be made. It's not game-changing, but the first tech never is! What do you think our robots serving coffee will be like in the future? 
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Kevin Federline Talks Co-Parenting With Britney Spears, Explains Why He Missed Father’s Day With His Sons

Kevin Federline Talks Co-Parenting With Britney Spears, Explains Why He Missed Father’s Day With His Sons
Kevin Federline has learned that co-parenting with your ex means making sacrifices.

The 39-year-old father-of-six -- including 11-year-old Sean and 10-year-old Jayden with Britney Spears -- opens up in a new interview about what raising kids with a pop star ex is like, and how splitting the time causes him to miss out on certain things, such as Father's Day.

"I’m used to not having all my kids, and this is gonna be one of those years," Federline tells Bravo's Personal Space. "When you are co-parenting, you have to be willing to give up some of the things you would really like to do. My boys will be gone, their mom’s off in Asia on tour. They are with me until the 15th, and then they are gone for the rest of the month. So I won’t have the boys for Father’s Day."

Watch: Kevin Federline Talks 'Overwhelming' Marriage to Britney Spears, Opens
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Netflix boss: Cannes row was 'fantastic for us'

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“Where someone picks a fight with us, that gets a lot of attention.”

Reed Hastings, the founder and CEO of Netflix, has described the controversy over Netflix films appearing in Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival as “fantastic for us”.

In a wide-ranging interview with Recode, Hastings said: “The two films, The Meyerowitz Stories and Okja, got in [to Cannes] on their own on artistic merit… they were just normal movies.

“But sometimes the establishment is clumsy when they try and shut out the insurgent and then the insurgent’s role is to play that up. Where someone picks a fight with us, that gets a lot of attention which then brings attention [to our films].

“[The Cannes row] has been fantastic for us, most importantly for Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories, which are small films and very artistic and they’ll get a lot more awareness.”

After French exhibitors complained about the inclusion of Netflix titles at the festival, Cannes said rules
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Wyatt Russell on the Naturalness of ‘Folk Hero & Funny Guy’ and the Art of Humor

The bond of male friendship is examined – and tested – in Folk Hero & Funny Guy, a short and sweet dramedy from multi-hyphenate Jeff Grace, who writes and directs. We meet comedian Paul (Alex Karpovsky) at the end of a tired stand-up routine in a beer-stained comedy club. Meanwhile, Paul’s childhood friend Jason (Wyatt Russell) has built a successful career for himself as a folk music star. Inspired over the course of a drunken reunion, Jason gets the idea to take Paul on tour with him. We had the opportunity to speak with Russell about the film, and one can read the full conversation below.

How did this all come together?

I came back from doing a film and I just read this movie that I thought was really good. And it had a musical element to it which is something I’d wanting to do. Because I play guitar, and
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Exclusive: Keith Urban Dishes on Plans for Nicole Kidman's 50th Birthday

Exclusive: Keith Urban Dishes on Plans for Nicole Kidman's 50th Birthday
Keith Urban has something in the works for Nicole Kidman's birthday.

Et's Cameron Mathison caught up with the singer at the GRAMMYs in Los Angeles on Sunday, and though his wife was across the pond at the BAFTAs, he knew better than to reveal his big plans for Kidman's special day.

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Exclusive: Carrie Underwood Hoping to Go on Hockey Date With Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

"I'm planning stuff right now that I can't talk about!" he confessed. "I feel incredibly lucky and blessed, definitely."

Kidman will turn 50 in June, and Urban just a few months later, making 2017 "a big year all around." So big, in fact, that Urban can't even reveal his Valentine's Day surprises.

"I gotta keep it a secret!" he said.

Whatever Urban has planned, Kidman is definitely in for a treat. The country singer sweetly shared the inspiration for his duet with Carrie Underwood, "The Fighter
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Nashville Season 5 Episode 6 Review: A Little Bit Stronger

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Tonight's theme was women getting stronger.

Rayna got stronger by beefing up security at her house.

Juliette got stronger by dealing with the thoughts and feelings that were pulling her toward church.

Scarlett got stronger when she accepted the result of last week's music video.

Maddie's relationship with her parents got stronger as she confided in them about her and Clay's struggles.

So let's start with Maddie. On Nashville Season 5 Episode 6 Maddie and Clay are dealing with their age difference, among other things.

Seven years is a pretty big difference; especially at that time in their lives. Maddie is still in high school, while Clay is almost half way through his twenties.

Women do mature quicker than men but that doesn't apply to their situation. Maddie is immature for her age, while Clay seems wiser than his 24 years. He was obviously forced to mature earlier in life due to his parents issues.
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Cm Punk talks WWE return rumors & Ufc future, Conor McGregor open to wrestling in WWE

I’ve got something to admit.

I just bought a replica Money in the Bank briefcase from WWE in the Black Friday sales.

I’m an adult, and I’m not ashamed.

I don’t know what I can cash it in for, though? A sandwich?

Almost exactly two years ago today, a lot of us woke up to a different kind of Thanksgiving treat on our podcast downloader of choice. A new episode of Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast with special guest Cm Punk – who hadn’t been heard from since the 2014 Royal Rumble. Kane gives a hell of an elimination.

In the shoot interview, Punk gave his side of the story for the first time on why he quit WWE. He was frustrated with creative, he wanted to main event Wrestlemania and he wasn’t happy with his medical treatment – which is still the subject of
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Darth Vader Looms Large In New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Images

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is arriving on December 16th, and Disney wants to make sure you know it. The studio has been on a marketing frenzy over the past few weeks, bombarding us with promos, TV spots, photos, posters and more. Now, to add to the ever-growing hype train, Entertainment Weekly has blown the lid off their Rogue One coverage with a massive batch of images that, among other things, showcase the iconic Darth Vader looming large.

Following up on Empire’s cover story from last week, EW’s feature dives headfirst into Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Anthology film, and these new photos show off quite a bit. The most exciting shots are the ones of Vader, of course, but almost everyone gets their chance to shine here, with images dedicated to Ben Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic, Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso, Riz Ahmed’s Bodi Rock and more.
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Donald Trump Defeats Zombies: ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Gooses ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ To Conquer ‘Walking Dead’

Donald Trump – still being great for CBS’ business, like Leslie Moonves said a while back. This time, the Potus-elect’s first extensive TV interview since his stunning Election Night upset, on CBS’ 60 Minutes, goosed ratings on Trump’s lead-out, NCIS: Los Angeles. So big was NCIS: La‘s crowd – 12.1 million viewers – it out-delivered AMC’s The Walking Dead, which clocked 11.51M. This marks the first time a scripted Sunday drama has outstripped The Walking Dead in…
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Michael Davis: Dream Killer 4 – Publish or Perish

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From last week:

That, boys and girl, is called knowing the game. Those who don’t shouldn’t play. So despite being blackballed by one of the big two how was I able to thrive?

Alternative means of finding distribution, budget and happiness.

The vast majority of top tier creators in the industry use one option.

There are numerous more, and I’ll touch on those next time.

As well I will break down what option was preferred and why for the project I’m using for this series. I’ve been in the game for a long time. What I use as examples are not intended as a ‘how to’ to get into the comics biz. If so the series would be named ‘how to ruin your career.’

The underlying point is to look at the big picture when entering this field. I believe with every fiber of my
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The Top 100 Your Sinclair Zx Spectrum Games: #57 – Dun Darach

After all the “pew-pews” yesterday in Operation Wolf, most of you are no doubt tired and need a well-earned sit down. Well pull up a chair, get a very big sheet of paper, some pencils, a big rubber, book a week off work and load up Dun Darach – which is No.#57 in the Your Sinclair Top 100 – as you’re going to need all of the above.

Dun Darach – created by Greg Follis & Roy Carter – is an original arcade adventure game released by Gargoyle Games back in 1985. Gargoyle Games were known for releasing original content like Heavy on the Magick, Marsport, Sweevo’s World and Dun Darach; was one such title that has stayed in the memories of those that became lost within it.

Dun Darach is based around Celtic folklore, mainly the mythological Irish hero Cuchulainn. The game finds Cuchulainn lost in the secret city of Dun Darach, in search
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‘Firewalker’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

Stars: Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson, Will Sampson, Sonny Landham, John Rhys-Davies, Ian Abercrombie, Richard Lee-Sung | Written by Robert Gosnell | Directed by J. Lee Thompson

Looking back now – three decades later – it’s hard to believe that the idea of an archaeologist as The go-to film hero was, oftentimes, a guarantee to bring in the punters and create a big-money blockbuster movie! Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, King Solomon’s Mines, etc. all graced the big screen to varying degrees of success during the mid-80s; and yes, it was Spielberg’s film that reignited the genre but it took Cannon Films – the purveyors of low-budget, high-concept big screen bonanzas – to really put the fun into this now-buried treasure of a genre.

After hitting it big with King Solomon’s Mines, they milked the classic character for another big-budget (at least for Cannon) movie before the flash-in-the-pan adventurer genre faded.
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EA Confirms Early 2017 Release Window For Mass Effect: Andromeda

BioWare’s space-faring sequel Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch during the first quarter of 2017, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has confirmed.

That means the title falls in the publisher’s fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, ensuring that it doesn’t open in the same corridor as Dice’s Battlefield 5 and, potentially, Titanfall 2. Jorgensen made the announcement while speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, noting that EA has “a great year ahead.”

“We’ve got our Battlefield first-person shooter game coming in the third quarter, and our third-party title that Respawn, our partner, built, it’s called Titanfall, it’s the second title that they brought into that brand.

“Both of those are first-person shooters and will be targeted around the fast, action-driven shooter market, as well as the strategy-driven market in that quarter. We have our Mirror’s Edge runner game this first quarter, and then we have Mass Effect,
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Emma Watson Is Taking a Year Off From Acting for Two Inspiring Reasons

Hermione would be so proud of Emma Watson. The now 25-year-old actress is really putting serious thought into the kind of person she wants to be, and how she can inspire others to broaden their perspectives. Watson recently filmed two major movies ("Beauty and the Beast" and "The Circle") and she told feminist icon bell hooks she plans to take the next year off from acting to focus on personal development and feminism outreach.

Watson, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador who promotes gender equality through the HeForShe movement, talked to the "Feminism is for Everybody" author for Paper magazine.

Here's the part where the actress talks about taking a breather from Hollywood:

hooks: As part of your efforts for activism and for self-growth, you're taking a year away from acting. That's a big decision.

Watson: I'm taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one.
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15 Reasons You Wish You Were From Yorkshire

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You might have assumed upon reading that title that the author actually meant to write ‘New York’. It was no mistake. Laugh though you may, Britain’s best kept secret is that deep down, no matter how much people might deny it in public, everybody wishes they were from Yorkshire. It might as well be scientific fact.

To be fair, it’s no wonder: the county’s fascinating history, immense beauty, down to earth people and penchant for political trouble-causing makes it not only the most raw and exciting place in Britain, but one that time and again defies the stereotypes and negative expectations to make visitors fall in love with its charms.

As the old saying goes, when you leave Yorkshire you leave a piece of yourself behind. Now I know what you’re thinking: your wallet, your wheel trims, your brand new iPhone… But no, we
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Flash EPs on Two Big Returns, Zoom Threat, Firestorm's Future and More

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Tuesday’s episode of The Flash

It’s a big, big world on The Flash. So big in fact that Tuesday’s episode of the CW series introduces another Earth, where Wells still exists as S.T.A.R. Labs’ founder, Jay Garrick (Aka the Crimson Comet) races through the streets and the speed demon Zoom is out to get him.

VideosThe Flash Trailer: Zoom, Hawkgirl and More Arrive in NY Comic-Con Video

Now on Earth 1, Jay warns Barry of the threat from Zoom and the many breaches between worlds that the singularity created.
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Nasty Politics and Eyebrow-Raising Gossip During Hollywood's Golden Age: Brackett's Must-Read Diaries

Charles Brackett ca. 1945: Hollywood diarist and Billy Wilder's co-screenwriter (1936–1949) and producer (1945–1949). Q&A with 'Charles Brackett Diaries' editor Anthony Slide: Billy Wilder's screenwriter-producer partner in his own words Six-time Academy Award winner Billy Wilder is a film legend. He is renowned for classics such as The Major and the Minor, Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd., Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like It Hot, and The Apartment. The fact that Wilder was not the sole creator of these movies is all but irrelevant to graduates from the Auteur School of Film History. Wilder directed, co-wrote, and at times produced his films. That should suffice. For auteurists, perhaps. But not for those interested in the whole story. That's one key reason why the Charles Brackett diaries are such a great read. Through Brackett's vantage point, they offer a welcome – and unique – glimpse into the collaborative efforts that resulted in
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Former Child Actor Moore Dead at 89: Kissed Temple, Was Married to MGM Musical Star Powell

Child actor Dickie Moore: 'Our Gang' member. Former child actor Dickie Moore dead at 89: Film career ranged from 'Our Gang' shorts to features opposite Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper 1930s child actor Dickie Moore, whose 100+ movie career ranged from Our Gang shorts to playing opposite the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Stanwyck, and Gary Cooper, died in Connecticut on Sept. 7, '15 – five days before his 90th birthday. So far, news reports haven't specified the cause of death. According to a 2013 Boston Phoenix article about Moore's wife, MGM musical star Jane Powell, he had been “suffering from arthritis and bouts of dementia.” Dickie Moore movies At the behest of a persistent family friend, combined with the fact that his father was out of a job, Dickie Moore (born on Sept. 12, 1925, in Los Angeles) made his film debut as an infant in Alan Crosland's 1927 costume drama The Beloved Rogue,
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