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Catastrophic rains in Japan..






Flashback 2002: Jamie Foxx slapped a woman with his penis.. 2018: No charges and the case closed..


NETFLIX does not care what you think anymore.. It's killing off its user reviews.. As first reported by CNET, Netflix recently emailed users to inform them user reviews are going away. Users who have contributed a review within the past year have been notified that “this feature will be retired on July 30th due to declining usage.”..

A judge in Los Angeles granted a second restraining order that has been set up to protect the Marvel comics legend Stan Lee from Keya Morgan! The permanent restraining order conditions state that Keya Morgan has to stay 100 yards away from Lee at all times as well as his home. In addition, Morgan is to stay away from Lee's daughter J.C. and Larry Lieber. Stephen Crump alleges that Morgan has been making threatening phone calls to both J.C. and Lieber over the last several months. It is also believed that Morgan was trying to get his hands on Lee's estate, which is valued at over $50 million. Crump had this to say...

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Intrigue in China: Where is Fan Bingbing

From CNN:

Fan Bingbing, one of China's highest-paid and most bankable stars, has appeared in both Chinese and Western films, including the multimillion-dollar X-Men franchise. Across the country, her face once adorned thousands of advertisements, her star power used to sell a galaxy of luxury brands, from Cartier to Louis Vuitton. She was a regular sight at major award shows and fashion ceremonies. In 2015, Time Magazine named her China's "most famous actress."  But the film star hasn't been seen in public since early June, when, according to a post on her verified social-media account, she went to visit a children's hospital in Tibet. In an article by state media Securities Daily on September 6, which was later deleted, the publication said Fan had been brought "under control and about to receive legal judgment." No official statement has been made as to Fan's whereabouts, or any potential criminal charges against the actress.  However, in a country …

Mulder and Scully still have the sunspot case

The internet firestorm over the sudden closure of the Sunspot Solar Observatory went worldwide within the last 10 days..


As of yesterday, there was finally an official statement of some form as to why. But the statement is not going to end the rampant speculation -- these types of events get their fodder from "official statements" that fail to answer directly reasons why events occurred.The group that manages the Facebook page for the New Mexico facility say they are cooperating with on an ongoing criminal investigation..The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy said "we became concerned that a suspect in the investigational potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff and residents. For this reason, AURA temporarily vacated the facility and ceased science activities at this location."AURA said it was their decision to vacate...
The sheriff in town offers a different opinion, of course.. initially when the facility closed Benny House told …

Trick or treat: The return of Asteroid 2015 TB145

Asteroid 2015 TB145 resembles a human skull in the correct light. It swept by Earth in 2015. This Halloween it returns yet again..This dark object measures between 625 and 700 meters, its rotation period is around three hours and, in certain lighting conditions, it resembles a human skull. In 2015, Ttghe object was discovered a few days earlier on October 10 from Hawaii using the Pan-STARRS telescope, however, the fact that it came closest to our planet on Halloween also helped it become known as the Halloween asteroid.And beyond?Thomas Müller, a researcher from the Max-Planck Institute, said: “The next slightly more exciting encounter will be around Halloween’s day in the year 2088, when the object approaches Earth to a distance of about 20 lunar distances.