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Arnold Schwarzenegger Pranks Fans At Madame Tussauds For Charity

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This week, Arnold Schwarzenegger released an epic new video in which he pranks fans by posing as a wax figure of the Terminator at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hollywood. Watch what happens when fans pose with the “wax” Terminator… and he suddenly comes to life!

Schwarzenegger is partnering with charity fundraising platform Omaze to offer one lucky fan (and a friend) the chance to attend the Terminator Genisys premiere and after-party, simply by donating $10 (or more) for entry into the raffle-like drawing, benefitting Schwarzenegger’s charity After-School All-Stars. But act fast, as this flash-campaign ends Saturday, June 20!

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Step Inside 92-Year-Old Marvel Comic Book Legend Stan Lee’s Office

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Step Inside 92-Year-Old Marvel Comic Book Legend Stan Lee’s Office

In the latest edition of its “Spaces” feature, Adweek takes a tour of the 92-year-old writer’s POW! Entertainment office in Beverly Hills, where it spotlights family photos, a 1980 Spider-Man pinball machine, Marvel figures and collectibles, art from fans, and painting by Steve Kaufman.

Check it out HERE.

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Social Media; Who’s Doing It Wrong?

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest – you could go on and on about all the different upstarts that have come to mainstream prominence over the last decade. Social media has literally changed our lives. The way we communicate, start relationships, advertise and consume media have all been modified thanks to our increasing usage of these mediums.

For all of the upshots social media has brought us, it wouldn’t be much fun if we didn’t get to see the occasional meltdown. Whilst seeing the polished output controlled by a press manager might give us an air of infallibility from those in the limelight, when they’re free to take the reins and run riot by themselves it can often lead to some of the more dramatic moments. Reminding us that they’re human helps their public persona more than personality-less tweet about tour dates, single releases, meet and greets or whatever else these celebrities are plugging.

Many pop stars, actors, politicians, sports stars and brands are impeccable with their output. Others, not so much. Some of the best social media fails can be found here but we have rounded up our favorites of all time.

Everybody Loves Beyoncé

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Even your grandma has been known to shake it along to ‘All the Single Ladies’ from time to time. However, when someone held in such high regard for almost everything feels the need to start photoshopping her Instagram pictures, it leaves mere mortals feeling slightly inadequate. The fans were on to her, too!

Charlie Sheen, In General

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The monumental breakdown of Charlie Sheen was enough in itself. You could write articles for days about that one, and how his “winning” was most definitely not winning. The more PG and easier to swallow fail from Charlie came in a much more innocent way, though, as in the burgeoning days of Twitter he managed to tweet out his phone number and was subjected to a barrage of calls as he was out eating dinner. It appears the tweet was supposed to be in private to Justin Bieber. Whether that is “winning” or not will of course be personal preference.

That Time Mary J. Blige’s Argument Fell At The First Hurdle

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Insulting someone’s intelligence can be quite hurtful. Considering “intelligents” isn’t a thing, can somebody really be hurt by that? Mary has never been a woman subjected to much scrutiny for her wisdom. Her voice and music usually do the talking. But when she took umbrage with somebody not taking her seriously in the intellect stakes her fail couldn’t have been more perfect.

Once It’s Out There, It’s Out There

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Once you’ve posted something on social media, you know there’s no turning back. You might delete it after a second but it can haunt you forever. It’s even worse when something takes hold in a way you didn’t want it to. Big names and brands have fallen foul to this.

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea might have been able to get away with nonsensical freestyles when she was playing to three people in a dive bar, but now everyone is connected and they won’t miss a trick. Not only will they not miss it, but they’ll attach a hashtag that sees it go viral in minutes, with everybody chiming in.

Social media is weird and wonderful and long may it stay that way. We could have added hundreds to this list, but feel free to share your favorite celeb fails with us. We could all do with a few more ways to make Facebook, Twitter and Instagram help us be less productive during our work day!

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Harrison Ford: High-Flying Hero

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Harrison Ford made headlines a few weeks ago after he was spotted walking on crutches in a London grocery store. Don’t worry Star Wars fans, the newest installment to the series is still on track to be released December 18th, 2015. Though his injuries resulted in a two-week production pause, the movie has now resumed principal photography.

During big productions, movie stars are often peppered with silly questions from reporters trying to scrape the rumor mill. This is unfortunate, because it often hides far more interesting stories. For instance, in this case your average reader may be completely unaware that Ford piloted his own jet to arrive in London for filming. In fact, Harrison Ford is not only a fully licensed pilot, he is an aviation fanatic.

Harrison Ford: Notable Aviator

Ford touched down in London back in May. The Daily Mail photographed the 71-year-old actor disembarking his private jet, after piloting it from the states. The article reads, “The actor was a casual flyer and he wore a grey button-down shirt, brown trousers, and a pair of sunglasses on his face.” Specifically, the sunglasses are standard issue, and worn by serious aviators. Similar pairs can be purchased from an online pilot shop.

It turns out that Ford owns eight planes, including a restored US military model De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, a Gulfstream G4, and a Cessna – 525, and an Aviat – A – 1B.

Although Ford’s love of aviation didn’t begin on a movie set, it wasn’t until he was a movie star that he could afford his pilot’s license. “I wanted to pursue my pilot’s license back when I was in college, just three lessons I think,” Ford explains. “I think it cost $11 an hour for a plane and an instructor; I just couldn’t afford it.”

By 1999, Ford could more than afford what it cost to become a plane aviator, so he acquired his license. (By then, the cost of learning to fly had increased exponentially.) But, before then, he became a helicopter pilot. On the set of Six Days, Seven Nights, Ford fell in love with the idea of piloting rotor-wing aircraft, specifically helicopters. During filming, he banked 24 hours piloting the helicopter, much to the chagrin of the film’s insurance company. The insurance company did not want to approve Ford to fly, but once he’d met the requirements, they couldn’t say no.

A Flying Do-Gooder

Harrison Ford plays an action hero in most of his films, and in this case art truly imitates life. Twice, while helicoptering, Ford rescued stranded hikers. First, he rescued Megan Freeman when she became exhausted during a five-hour 11,106-foot climb up Table Mountain. The hiker is reported to have said, “I can’t believe I barfed in Harrison Ford’s helicopter!”

Ford became a hero a second time when he rescued 13-year-old Boy Scout, Cody Clawson. “Boy, you sure must have earned a merit badge for this one,” Ford said, according to The Associated Press. “I already earned this badge last summer,” Clawson replied.

Helping kids is nothing new to the actor, as he’s used his aviator skills to fly kids all over the world in association for a future flier’s chapter of the EAA (Experimental Aviation Association). He even provided his aviator services after an earthquake devastated Haiti, helping a team of twenty volunteers get critical medical supplies and services to the area.

So while Ford started as an action movie star, he seems to be transcending into mythic lore on par with some of the great pilots of the Marvel and DC universe. We wonder how Ford’s flying skills compare to those of Tony Stark’s. No, Ford isn’t decked out in Iron Man’s computerized exoskeleton (yet), but he’s certainly at least close to becoming a Blackhawk. And regardless of what DARPA says, we think Ford could definitely take the wheel of Batman’s TDKR, which appears so spectacularly in The Dark Knight Rises.

Of course, sometimes, he just takes off to grab a burger. Ford is quoted as saying, “Learning to fly was a work of art. I’m so passionate about flying, I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger. Flying is like good music; it elevates the spirit and it’s an exhilarating freedom.”

Does Harrison Ford have any flying advice for would-be aviators out there? He does. When asked what advice he had, Harrison replied that fliers ought to know “how to land,” before they get in the cockpit.

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Starring Jerry Seinfeld & Sarah Jessica Parker

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is back. Jerry Seinfeld‘s talky web series has begun its fourth season, with Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker riding along in the debut episode.

In keeping with the show’s formula, Seinfeld picks up Parker in an old car and takes her out for a cup of java. This time, he’s chosen a 1976 Ford Country Squire and a chrome diner out on Long Island. Along the way, he and Parker chat about nostalgia, parenthood, and much more. We even get a Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee theme song, sung by Seinfeld himself.

Watch the episode HERE.

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Kevin Bacon Reprises His Epic Dance Scene From Footloose After Jimmy Fallon Bans Dancing On The Tonight Show

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Last night, host Jimmy Fallon declared, to much audience consternation, that dancing had been banned on The Tonight Show. In protest, actor Kevin Bacon impressively reprised his epic final dance scene from Footloose, the 1984 film that shot him to stardom.

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ConventionExclusive.com To Release Stan Lee Funko POP Figures On March 14, 2014

On Friday March 14, 2014 conventionexclusive.com will release 2 versions of a Stan “The Man” Lee Funko POP figure!

The sale will begin at 12 noon (EST) and the two (2) versions available will be Excelsior and True Believer for $25 each.

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Kevin Bacon Explains The 1980s To Millennials In Hilarious ’80s Awareness Video

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You think life is hard now? Back in the ’80s, you couldn’t even skateboard to a blockbuster without getting nuked by Russia–at least according to Kevin Bacon. In this video, the ’80s icon explains what the world was really like 30 years ago to hapless millennials who have a dangerously low awareness about life back then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09q04Dlh7r8&feature=youtu.be

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Jerry Seinfeld & Howard Stern Drive A 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge To Bel Aire Diner In Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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Jerry Seinfeld and his special guest, Howard Stern, drive a 1969 Pontiac GTO “The Judge” to the Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, Queens for some coffee in the season finale of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

 

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee With Jerry Seinfeld & George Costanza

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Jerry Seinfeld and George Constanza reunite in this episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Hello Newman…

Watch it HERE.

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