Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Yes, you can appear in the Han Solo movie

Han. Chewie. Lando. And you? A Star Wars charity contest, unveiled with great fanfare on Good Morning America on Tuesday, offers fans — among other prizes — the chance to appear in the untitled Han Solo movie, currently filming in Pinewood Studios just outside London. SEE ALSO: What should the Han Solo movie be called? Here are the best options. Star Wars: Force For Change, Lucasfilm's collaboration with UNICEF, is running several iterations of the contest over the next four weeks. Prizes also include tickets to the world premiere of The Last Jedi in Los Angeles this December and its exclusive VIP after-party, and a screening of the original Star Wars at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Northern California. Read more... More about Unicef, The Last Jedi, Han Solo, Star Wars, and Entertainment

A meadow of Lego daffodils has sprouted in the center of a city and...

A field of daffodils built with yellow Lego bricks has sprouted in Hull, UK, much to the delight of its residents. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead The temporary installation is part of Hull's City of Culture 2017 event, a celebration highlighting the city's arts and culture The display in the East Yorkshire city's King Edward Square features 1,700 daffodils made from a whopping 146,400 Lego bricks. A post shared by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 (@2017hull) on Apr 10, 2017 at 7:31am PDT The #LegoSpringFlowers meadow was created by Duncan Titmarsh, Britain's only certified professional Lego builder. Read more... More about Culture, Art, Lifestyle, Watercooler, and Uk

Kendrick Lamar reveals the tracklist for his new album, which features Rihanna and U2....

Kendrick Lamar season is officially upon us. Over the past few weeks, the Compton rapper surprised the world with two new songs and a music video. And if that weren't enough, this Friday he's set to release his latest project, which now officially has a name and a tracklist. SEE ALSO: Sit down and watch Kendrick Lamar's new video for 'Humble' DAMN. by Kendrick Lamarpic.twitter.com/ucQcg0PuzG — Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 11, 2017 DAMN. is Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album, and his first since the critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly dropped in 2015. The album artwork shows a weary K. Dot in cornrows and a white tee, and the tracklist teases features from Rihanna and — wait for it — U2. Read more... More about U2, Rihanna, Music, Entertainment, and Kendrick Lamar

Man finds himself in the middle of a full-blown rave on his commute home

The Underground is a glorious network of trains and railways that connect all of London. SEE ALSO: This song naming all 270 London underground stations is pretty epic On the worst of days, it's a jam-packed, sweaty commute filled with disgruntled people. On the best of days, it's a rave. In the video above, a man whipped out his phone to record his unusual evening commute. He hopped onto the carriage to discover a full-blown rave inside. There was music blasting and passengers dancing — neon lights and even a man on the mic. "Not your normal Monday night on the Bakerloo line," the man wrote about the video which was shared to Youtube. Read more... More about Music, Rave, The Tube, London Underground, and London

Amazon pushes Prime Video in its fastest growing market with new partnerships

Amazon is leaving no stone unturned in its push for Prime Video in India, its fastest growing market. SEE ALSO: After bagging Shah Rukh Khan, Netflix nears deal with Aamir Khan The ecommerce giant announced two new partnerships in India this week to expand its catalog for the local audience. The company today bagged a deal with Kabir Khan, the Indian director and producer of Ek Tha Tiger. As part of the deal, Amazon secured exclusive online rights for his upcoming title The Forgotten Army. Amazon says it will be marketing the movie as an original. The upcoming title will be directed by Khan, and is based on Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army, an armed force formed by nationalists to fight for India's independence from British rule. Read more... More about Bollywood, Netflix, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, and India

14,000-year-old ice age village found

A coastal village courting again to the final ice age has been found by researchers in western Canada.

Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting hunger and fear in South Sudan

Aid worker Leila Helal doesn't have an easy job. She's working with the World Food Programme in South Sudan, a country currently facing a Level-3 Emergency — the U.N.'s classification reserved for the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises in the world. Here's the catch: Leila is fictional, but the situation in South Sudan is anything but. The country is facing widespread hunger and pockets of famine caused by conflict and drought. SEE ALSO: New app lets you easily donate meals to Syrian refugee children for 50 cents This is where we enter Living Level-3: South Sudan, a new online graphic novel created by the World Food Programme (WFP) to spread awareness of the real-life crisis and the people, like Leila, trying to solve it. It's a form of storytelling the organization hopes will inspire empathy and help galvanize the international community into action. Read more... More about World Food Programme, Humanitarian Aid, South Sudan, Famine, and Refugee C..

Protester in viral photo embraces woman she defended from Islamophobic abuse

A viral photograph of a young woman smiling as she confronted the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) has become a symbol of resistance against the far-right. In the photo, Saffiyah Khan is seen standing up to EDL leader Ian Crossland during the far-right group's demo in Birmingham on Saturday. Moments before the photo was taken — by Press Association photographer Joe Giddens — Khan had stepped in when members of the EDL surrounded a young Muslim woman. SEE ALSO: British protesters think they've kept Trump out for a few more months Days after the photo was taken, Khan has met woman she defended, Saira Zafar, for the first time, and the two shared an embrace in a video by the Guardian. Read more... More about Resistance, Protest, Uk, Islamophobia, and Conversations

As a US strike group heads to the area, N. Korea says it will...

North Korea warned Monday it will reply to "reckless acts of aggression" by the USA, with "no matter strategies the US needs to take," as a US plane service strike group headed towards the Korean Peninsula.

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