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GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl ad after animal rights activists call it 'cruel'

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After more than 40,000 people signed a petition calling for its removal, GoDaddy has decided to pull a Super Bowl ad that depicted what many animal rights activists considered a “cruel and irresponsible” treatment of animals. READ FULL STORY

Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes after describing actors of color as 'colored'

In an apology for using the word “colored” to describe black actors in a recent interview, Benedict Cumberbatch said he makes “no excuse” for “being an idiot.”

“I’m devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done. I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage of terminology that is accurate and inoffensive,” Cumberbatch said in a statement, which the Daily Mail printed in full. “The most shaming aspect of this for me is that I was talking about racial inequality in the performing arts in the UK and the need for rapid improvements in our industry when I used the term.”

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Louis C.K. cancels historic show due to Winter Storm Juno

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As Winter Storm Juno narrows in on the Northeast, it’s already causing a shakeup for several performers with shows scheduled this week. READ FULL STORY

Former film exec Cindra Ladd says Bill Cosby drugged, raped her

Another woman has stepped forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. READ FULL STORY

Melissa Rivers files malpractice lawsuit against her mother's doctors

Comedian Joan Rivers died on Sept. 4 due to brain damage that was caused by a lack of oxygen after she’d stopped breathing during an endoscopy at Yorkville Endoscopy a few days earlier. Her death was determined to be a therapeutic complication, after which, her doctor, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, stepped down. READ FULL STORY

Peggy Charren, leader in children's television, dies at 86

Peggy Charren, a leader in children’s television in America and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died in her home on Thursday at age 86. READ FULL STORY

Dustin Diamond pleads not guilty in stabbing case

Dustin Diamond was arrested in December for allegedly stabbing a man, and the Saved by the Bell star appeared in court Thursday to plead not guilty in the case, according to his lawyer, Thomas Alberti.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by EW, Diamond noticed two men grabbing his girlfriend by the hair and then went toward his girlfriend when a man grabbed him. Diamond then grabbed “[this man’s] arm and [moved] it up around,” knife in hand. He later said he “did not intentionally stab the individual in the bar.”
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Watch: YouTube stars interview President Barack Obama live

President Barack Obama got some serious screentime earlier this week when he delivered the State of the Union Tuesday evening, and he’s about to get some more when a trio of YouTube stars interview him live on YouTube, starting at 5 p.m. ET. READ FULL STORY

Refunds requested for 1,200 tickets to Bill Cosby's Denver shows

After performing two shows in Denver just last week, Bill Cosby’s career is once again being affected by the recent sexual abuse allegations against him. Specifically, The Denver Post reports that 1,200 ticket holders have requested refunds to his shows.

According to the Post, refunds were requested for 1,200 of the 3,100 tickets purchased for Cosby’s shows at the Buell Theatre—roughly 40 percent of the tickets. Ticketmaster is currently working with AEG Live Rocky Mountains, the show promoter, to fulfill the requests, despite some delays.

David Byrne wrangles stellar lineup for his next project: color guard

David Byrne is on to his next venture: Color guard. Yes, that color guard.

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Just Cause 3 trailer looks like Furious 7 in a video game

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The gameplay trailer for Just Cause 3 is filled with so many car explosions, plane dives, and general destruction, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a trailer for a Furious 7 video game. All it’s missing is the family.

The new trailer for Avanlanche Studios and Square Enix’s Just Cause 3 showcases protagonist Rico Rodriguez raising hell across the island of Medici as he fights to take down General Di Ravello. 

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Five Nights at Freddy's 4 coming this October

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Freddy is coming back, and he looks like he’s in pretty bad shape.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4: The Final Chapter has been announced and is set for an Oct. 31 release later this year. A teaser image for the game has been uploaded to developer Scott Cawthon’s website, depicting Freddy. The image offers little more than a title and a release date, but the title suggests this will be the last outing for Freddy.

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Exclusive: Not a Hero developers preview BunnyLord and the game's crazy cast

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When one of the lead characters of your game is an anthropomorphic bunny, you’re bound to have a cast full of interesting characters. And in that regard, Roll7’s Not a Hero does not disappoint.

Devolver Digital has released an exclusive new look behind the scenes of its upcoming colorful, chaotic shooter, highlighting the cast, both in the game (Steve, Stanley, BunnyLord, and more) and out, including producer Simon Bennett and director Thomas Hegarty.

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Guillermo del Toro's Silent Hills video game with Norman Reedus has been canceled

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Sorry, P.T. — The Playable Teaser fans: The potential for Silent Hills is no more.

Konami confirmed to EW that Silent Hills, in the state it was conceived by producers Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima with The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus starring in the game, has been canceled.

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Go back to the future in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer

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After Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gave the franchise quite the high-tech upgrade, the next entry in the series is continuing that trend with Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Activision revealed the latest game in the first-person shooter franchise, along with a release date—Nov. 6, 2015.

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Batman gets a little help from his friends in Batman: Arkham Knight trailer

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Taking on every major villain in Gotham can be a difficult task, even for the Caped Crusdaer himself. So it never hurts to have a few friends along to help.

The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, titled “All Who Follow You,” reveals that Batman won’t be alone in his latest fight. Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing all pop up to assist Batman in the fight against the Scarecrow, Two-Face and the rest of Gotham’s worst.

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Game of Thrones TV Book Club: Sansa! Ramsay! Talking the big changes in 'High Sparrow'

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Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series.

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Marvel teaming up with Telltale Games for a future game project

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While Marvel’s stable of heroes have been ruling the box office for years, their presence in video games has been, in a word, sparse since Disney acquired Marvel. Mobile games have frequently popped up, an MMO called Marvel Heroes has been around for a couple of years, and Disney Infinity integrated Spider-Man with Mickey Mouse last year. But otherwise the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and Wolverine haven’t seen much play in narratively driven games.

Marvel’s latest announcement looks to change that, however.

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Watch the cars, combat, and mayhem of the new Mad Max video game

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While Mad Max returns to the big screen in May with Mad Max: Fury Road, fans will also be able to experience his wasteland exploits in video game form.

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Go behind the scenes of Guitar Hero Live's music, controller in new trailer

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Guitar Hero is back with Guitar Hero Live, the first new game in the franchise in five years. And with it comes a brand-new way to play and a totally new live-action aesthetic for the game.

To help introduce players to what’s to come, Activision released a new trailer from the game featuring FreeStyle Games developers expressing their mission in making this new game.

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