3 big-name journalists leave CNN over retracted story


Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a thinly sourced scoop. 

The story's author, Thomas Frank; an editor in CNN's new investigative unit, Eric Lichtblau; and head editor of the unit Lex Haris are no longer with the company as of Monday, a spokesperson confirmed.

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The piece, which cited a single anonymous source, claimed a congressional committee was investigating a Russian investment fund's ties to a former member of Donald Trump's administration. 

A day after its publication, CNN scrubbed the story from its site and replaced it with an editor's note. The network never reported the news on air. Read more...

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What is Tony Stark even wearing in those new 'Avengers: Infinity War' set photos?


If you've ever seen Robert Downey Jr. in person, you know the man does not suffer a fool's fashion gladly.

Always dashing, futuristic, cosmopolitan — chunky sunglasses you can sorta see through, structured collars and footwear that's probably worth your salary — the real-life Tony Stark likes to dress like the on-screen Tony Stark. Which is to say, expensively.

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So when photos from the Atlanta set of Avengers: Infinity War went online Monday, we had questions. Something wasn't quite right about this: Read more...

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Just like you, Mike Tyson can’t resist watching this movie whenever it comes on TV


Mike Tyson was early to the social media game, and he recently launched his own emoji sticker app

But when it comes to movies, Tyson apparently can't resist a good old-fashioned love story. 

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Tyson participated in a recent UPROXX interview in which he answered questions on everything from his favorite drink to his favorite animal. But the best part came when Tyson was asked what movie he can't resist watching if it's on TV. 

Mike Tyson can't resist ..The Notebook

Yep. You read that correctly. 

So if you consider yourself a big softie because channel surfing frequently devolves into a tears-and-Kleenex fest while Allie and Noah work out their issues, then think again!  Read more...

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Hey glassholes: Apple just bought an eye-tracking company


Apple's attempts to hide the development of secret new products by using shell companies usually works, but some clever sleuthing by one site has revealed what may be a key component of Apple's future with augmented reality

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Documents have been uncovered by MacRumors that indicate Apple has quietly acquired eye-tracking company SensoMotoric Instruments. In addition to tracking down acquisition documents linked to Apple attorney Gene Levoff, the site also spoke to an anonymous tipster in contact with an Apple employee who confirmed the acquisition.  Read more...

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Serena Williams checks John McEnroe on Twitter after his belittling comments


When will people learn it's a bad idea to come for Serena Williams

Outspoken former tennis star John McEnroe said in an interview with NPR on Sunday that Williams would be "like number 700 in the world" if she played on the men's tennis circuit. 

Williams, who is currently pregnant, wasted no time putting McEnroe in check on Monday afternoon. 

First with the forehand:

Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.

— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017

And then with the backhand:

I've never played anyone ranked "there" nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I'm trying to have a baby. Good day sir

— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017

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If Ivanka Trump really wants to stay out of politics, she should delete these tweets


When it comes to the Trump administration's capacity for bizarre comments, the apples apparently don't fall far from the tree. 

During an interview Monday with Fox and Friends, Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to the President of the United States, responded to a question about whether she advises her father in managing his Twitter feed with this golden nugget:

"You know, I try to stay out of politics."

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While this is a ridiculous answer for any person closely associated with the President of the United States (for obvious reasons), if Ivanka really wants to show she has nothing to do with politics, she miiiiight want to go ahead and delete these tweets from the last few months. Read more...

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Alec Baldwin isn't done roasting Donald Trump on 'SNL' quite yet


Hold on to your bronzer, folks — Alec Baldwin has confirmed that he'll be reprising his POTUS-baiting impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live next season.

"Yeah, we're going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it," Baldwin told CNN, before noting that his busy schedule will limit his SNL appearances in the fall, prompting him to liken his upcoming guest spots to "a couple celery sticks" rather than a "whole meal."

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One person who hasn't enjoyed the impression is Trump himself; the president has taken to Twitter several times to decry the sketch show's portrayal of him, saying that Baldwin's performance "stinks."  Read more...

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Fly the Oscar Mayer Wienerdrone to my barbecue, please


I am not immune to marketing, and as such, I feel comfortable admitting that I love the Oscar Mayer Wienerdrone.

This silly quadcopter is one of four additions to what the company dubs "the Wienerfleet." Other Wienerfleet members include a custom Mini Cooper called the Wienermini; a remote-operated vehicle called the Wienerrover; an electric scooter called the Wienercycle; and, of course, the original Wienermobile.  

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Oscar Mayer unveiled the Wienerdrone in a very sleek, very goofy video shared Monday. 

I mean, look at this delightfully dumb thing dropping a hot dog on the ground: Read more...

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If you're having a bad hair day, this dog's curls will inspire you


Beachy waves are a great summer style for anyone who wants to look trendy yet low maintenance. 

If you're having trouble getting the perfect soft curls, then Twitter user Kerbie Gibbs has the solution.

My dog's ear is like the perfect picture to show your hairdresser if you want beachy waves and caramel highlights pic.twitter.com/vSuoDqKQ8u

— Kerbie Gibbs (@kerbiegibbs) June 24, 2017

Gibbs dog, Ruger, has a face that says, "I know I look good but it's really no big deal."

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The Twitter thread quickly became flooded with images of other people's gorgeous dogs, many of whom sported impeccable ear hair. Read more...

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With every new Han Solo revelation, Lord & Miller keep looking worse


One week after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were unceremoniously fired as directors of Lucasfilm's still-untitled Han Solo film, the public perception of what went wrong behind the scenes is going from bad to worse for the duo. And that's partly because we're getting one side of this story.

With Ron Howard heading to London to take over a shoot that was set to wrap in July — but now looks likely to continue into September — a slew of new accounts from insiders are making the latest Lord-Miller production look like amateur hour. 

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