Jimmy Kimmel created a fake Broadway musical version of 'Sully' but then actually did it


Film after film has been made into a Broadway musical, from Mean Girls to Legally Blonde. But who would have thought you could make a musical from Sully?

For a new segment dubbed "Fraudway," Jimmy Kimmel made up a musical version of the 2016 film starring Tom Hanks, inspired by the emergency landing made by U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River, after it struck a flock of geese.

Kimmel's team asked folks passing through Times Square in New York to review the fake musical, dubbed Hudson, We Have a Problem, with pretty hilarious results.

But not to make liars out of their participants, Kimmel then presented an actual number from his Sully-inspired musical on Tuesday night's show, performed at the Howard Gilman Opera House of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Read more...

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Why Bono, Pharrell, The National wrote songs in memory of an artist's late cat


For those of us who've lost a longtime pet, the grief can be overwhelming, but might seem inconsequential to others.

It's something French conceptual artist Sophie Calle realised when she lost her beloved cat, Souris (or mouse, in English), back in 2014. 

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So Calle opted to pay tribute to her cat in a way that she only could: An all-star concept album full of songs dedicated to Souris.

On Souris Calle, the likes of Bono, Pharrell Williams, The National, Michael Stipe, Jarvis Cocker, and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, to name a few, contributed songs about the cat, or wider themes of loss and grief.  Read more...

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YouTube is down, please don't call the police


YouTube is down, and the internet doesn't know what to do.

The video platform was inaccessible on Tuesday night, either showing a server error, a blank page, or broken images when people tried to load the website. 

The YouTube app also showed the same problems.

SEE ALSO: YouTube accounts for 47 percent of music streaming, study claims

YouTube wrote in a tweet that it was "working on resolving" the issues, and apologised for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.

— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018

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Adorable 5-year-old gives Prince Harry a little beard pat


Decorum be damned when there are royal beards to tickle.

That's the kind of rebellion Prince Harry found during a royal visit to the Australian town of Dubbo, when a tiny school boy indulged in a little pat of His Royal Highness' beard.

The Duke of Sussex landed himself an adorable hug and a stroke of the facial hair from 5-year-old Luke Vincent of Buninyong Public School at a meet-and-greet at Dubbo Airport. The video, posted by 7 News, will melt even the most steadfast of cynics into a puddle of goo.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are currently touring Australia ahead of the Invictus Games starting on Saturday. After announcing on Twitter that they're expecting a baby in spring 2019, the pair have been given some truly Australian gifts. Read more...

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Just try not to stomp and clamp watching Rami Malek performing 'We Will Rock You'


You can't mistake that drum beat. You know when to clap, when to stomp. But do you know how Queen's "We Will Rock You" was actually written?

In a new clip from upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek as legendary frontman Freddie Mercury is introduced to the song by Gwilym Lee as iconic guitarist Brian May.

“I wanna give the audience a song they can perform," says Lee as May. "Imagine… thousands of people doing this in unison." 

“What’s the lyric?” asks Malek as Mercury.

Then, we get a little sneak peek into one of the most prolific songs in music history, fronted by an electrifying Malek.  Read more...

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This meme is tricking people into visiting the voter registration website


Hello, have you registered to vote yet? There may still be time to do so, depending on your state.

Give the constant sense of urgency in our great nation, some folks are trying their hardest to convince people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Sometimes — people need a little extra push.

Sure, it just takes a few clicks and some tappy taps on your keyboard to register, but getting to that website and actually registering can be a challenge for some procrastinators. Because of this, some people have taken to good old fashioned clickbait.

Wow I can’t believe this is why Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split up https://t.co/WQrbEBV6uD pic.twitter.com/Dc8b9azhua

— Tim (@cigelske) October 14, 2018

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Jake Paul's ex reveals ugly side of their relationship in part 7 of Shane Dawson's docu-series


Is anyone else, like, exhausted? 

Shane Dawson definitely is — he appears more and more frazzled with every episode of his docu-series on Jake Paul. In part 7, he talks to Alissa Violet, Jake's rumored ex-girlfriend who has publicly accused him of assaulting her and revealed an ugly side of their relationship from her Team 10 days. 

SEE ALSO: Shane Dawson somehow gets you to feel bad for Jake Paul in part 6 of his docu-series

Alissa is a controversial figure in YouTube's circle of influencers; her public on/off relationship with Jake was rife with accusations of cheating, manipulation, and emotional abuse. She says that Jake didn't "physically abuse" her, but that he would roughhouse so hard during video filming, she'd end up covered in scratches and cuts. At one point, he dragged her down the stairs.  Read more...

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Google's Play Store will no longer be free to Android phone makers in Europe


Months after being hit with a record-setting $5 billion fine from the EU, Google is making major changes to its policies in Europe.

For the first time in its history, Google will charge Android phone makers that want to sell devices with the Google Play Store and other apps pre-installed. 

SEE ALSO: Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL are cameras first, phones second, and it shows

Under the new European rules, detailed by Google's senior vice president of platforms Hiroshi Lockheimer, Android phone makers that want to sell devices with Google services pre-installed in Europe will need to pay a licensing fee to Google.  Read more...

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This is what it's like to survive a rocket failure


Nick Hague is back on Earth, but he doesn’t want to be. 

Last week, the NASA astronaut was expected to fly to the International Space Station for a months-long stay in orbit that would be his first mission to space. 

But things didn’t go according to plan. 

On Thursday, not long after the launch of Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin’s Soyuz rocket to the station, something went wrong. 

While it’s still unclear exactly what happened, the Soyuz automatically aborted the mission, sending the capsule carrying the two crew members on an extreme ride back to Earth without ever making it to the station. Read more...

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