Elijah Wood and the original ‘Lord of the Rings’ cast put an end to racist criticism of ‘Rings of Power’

Several performers of Amazon’s new series “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” have been beleaguered by hateful comments from viewers who have criticized the casting of people of color such as Elves, Dwarves, and Harfoots, among other fictional races. (Most of the roles were created for the show, including the elf Silvan Arondir, … Read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Laurene Powell Jobs panel interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks onstage during day two of Vox Media’s Code 2022 conference in Beverly Hills, California. Jerod Harris | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday that Apple isn’t doing much to improve the texting experience between iPhones and Android devices because its users aren’t asking for … Read more

Obamas back in White House unveil official portraits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, returned to the White House on Wednesday, unveiling an official portraits with a modern vibe in an event that pitted humor and nostalgia for his presidency against the current harsh political discourse about the survival of democracy. As her husband cracked a few jokes … Read more

Inside Aaron Judge’s ‘guarded’ life as he chases home run record

The Yankees imploded, but slugger Aaron Judge has a season for the history books. The 30-year-old is chasing a triple crown and, with 55 home runs on Wednesday afternoon, he’s on the pace to break Roger Maris’ single-season American League home run record of 61. The judge is posting some incredible numbers, but fans are … Read more

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Ultra

Apple announces iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max Apple CEO Tim Cook has just announced the iPhone 14 pro, this year’s top models. The smallest model with a 6.1-inch screen is called the iPhone 14 Pro. The larger model will be called the iPhone 14 Max. These devices have a new front design … Read more

RIP novelist Peter Straub

Peter Straub in 2002Photo: Jeffrey Vock (Getty Images) Peter Straub, novelist whose depiction of the supernatural in books like Julia, ghost storyand The talisman often felt too big and too fantastical to be truly defined by the limits of the horror genre, has passed away. It comes from The New York Times, who says Straub’s … Read more

Boris Johnson arrives at the Queen’s Estate to tender his resignation

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Queen Elizabeth II’s estate in Scotland to formally tender his resignation to pave the way for Liz Truss to succeed him amid an acute cost of living crisis facing the country. Johnson will eventually leave office following a carefully choreographed audience with the monarch … Read more

Big reveal: Biden will help unveil Obama’s White House portrait

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has been more than a decade since President barack obama and his wife, Michelle, hosted George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, for the unveiling of their White House portraits, part of a beloved Washington tradition that for decades has managed to transcend partisan politics. President Joe Biden and his wife, … Read more

‘House of the Dragon’ kicks the ‘Rings of Power’

For months, eager viewers have waited for the epic wars to stream: HBO”Dragon House“vs Amazon”The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” It’s so much fun, isn’t it? Warner Bros. and Jeff Bezos are ruthlessly vying for our attention and our money like we’re the sexiest girl in school. Of course, Jeff, you can … Read more

Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears sued by family over ‘Through A Pedophile’s Eyes’ video

Left: Tiffany Haddish (Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images), right: Aries Spears (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) [Note: This article contains descriptions of sexually suggestive material involving a minor.] Comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears face a new trial this week, The daily beast reports. Both comics were accused by “Jane Doe” and “John Doe”, two … Read more