BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 21 January, 2016


21 January, 2016

(Updated Daily)

[1575 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: A Small Silent Majority (NY Times)
The point is that this primary doesn't look like an aberration, in which the GOP majority is losing its way; it looks like an outbreak of honesty, with the GOP majority finally going for candidates saying what it always believed.

HAEYOUN PARK and MATTHEW BLOCH: How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Ripples Across America (NY Times)
Deaths from overdoses are reaching levels similar to the H.I.V. epidemic at its peak.

Peter Bradshaw: Dirty Grandpa and the return of Viagra Cinema (The Guardian)
Michael Caine gets intimate with Miss Universe in Youth, Robert De Niro chases bikini-clad beauties in Dirty Grandpa. So is Viagra Cinema back? And will anyone dethrone its champion, Sean Connery?

Michele Hanson: Gender fluidity exists - although with animals it's not always obvious (The Guardian)
Despite all the testosterone-fuelled aggro I've been seeing during walkies in the park, I still think animals can be gender fluid.

Monica Tan: "How David Bowie turned down Coldplay: 'It's not a very good song, is it?'" (The Guardian)
Drummer Will Champion says the music giant refused invitation to collaborate on a track - 'He was very discerning … I'll give him credit for that!'

Moira Fowley-Doyle: Follow your instincts. Take up space. Don't be afraid to make a mess (The Guardian)
I read constantly as a child - from Ann M Martin to Jane Austen and everything in between and beyond. These days I prefer YA to any other category of books. There is such a wealth of beautiful fiction for teens that all somehow comes back to the feelings of firsts and lasts and I don't think these kinds of stories have an age limit.

JM McNab: 7 TV Finales That Went Out Of Their Way To Anger Fans (Cracked)
When a beloved television show ends, it's not unlike the death of a close friend (the kind who tries to sell you bullshit you don't need every ten minutes or so). It's hard to say goodbye after spending years laughing along with the lovable Friends, or solving mysteries with Columbo, or letting the Cheers gang enable your crippling drinking problem.

Raoni Lacerda: 6 Hilarious Insults Developers Snuck Into Video Game (Cracked)
Working environments are stressful places filled with activities you don't like, people you can't stand, and drama you can't escape. A normal employee might remedy this by leaving a passive-aggressive note on the microwave or peeing on the manager's keyboard. But, if you work at a software company, your clever revenge against your coworkers might just get immortalized in a video game instead ...

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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question of the Day

I say, I say, what is the name of this cartoon character?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

American writer and journalist Daniel Handler is best known for his work under what pen name?

       Lemony Snicket                                                      Source

Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970) is an American writer and journalist. He is best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket, having published children's series A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions under this pseudonym. He has also published adult novels under his real name; his first book The Basic Eight was rejected by many publishers for its dark subject matter. His most recent book is We Are Pirates. Handler has also played the accordion in several bands.        Source

Jim from CA, retired to ID, was first and correct with:
   Lemony Snicket

Marian wrote:
   Lemony Snicket

Adam answered:
   Lemony Snicket

Alan J said:
   Lemony Snicket.

Deborah responded:
   Daniel Handler is better known as Lemony Snicket.
  Poured so long and hard yesterday that my "seasonal pond" (aka, low spot in my back yard) filled up and started up the patio. Today, sun. We need a little drying out.
  I actually answered yesterday's TQ but the moody Gmail evidently didn't deliver my answer. I'm so ready to dump that account.
  In other news, it's Wednesday. Yay.

Lois Of The Unfortunate Events replied:
   Oh I KNEW this one! I own a copy of "Lemony Snicket's Unauthorized Autobiography". What I didn't know was how freakin' much he looked like Chris Christie! And not in a good way, because there isn't one. See for yourself, let's play Spot The Christie! HINT: There will be a FLAG.

DJ Useo said:
   I have just enough presence of mind to recall it's that "lemony snicket" guy. or lemony snicker as the spell check insists. Lol.

Dale of Dry for today Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
   Lemony Snicket. Not in my wheelhouse. Seemed like just another stupid Fucking Jim Carrey movie made from some book….Yea, fucking yea…Sarah Palin is back on the scene getting all the angry old, dry-balled motherfuckers something to leer and fantasize at…

MAM   wrote:
   Lemony Snicket ~ Published children's series 'A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "All the Wrong Questions' under this pseudonym.

Joe S     replied:
   Lemony Snicket. Read all his books, well not all of them but all of "A Series Of Unfortunate Events," and several others. The latest was Book one of All The Wrong Questions, "Who Could That Be At This Hour."

  If you read the books, these pictures need no explanation, you know. If you haven't read the books, you don't want to know.

mj took the day off.

Randall took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

Sally has retired, but still pays attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  January 21 Birthdays - Celebrities Born January 21 | Famous Birthdays



Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

New York Daily News Rips Sarah Palin's 'Stupid' Endorsement Of Donald Trump

5 Reasons Why Hans Gruber is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time | ScreenCraft

Hypnotic Classical Music Mashup Will Take You To Your Happy Place

Mesozoic Madness! The Return Of Griftasaurus Palinii!

Apocalypse now: Sarah Palin's bizarre Trump endorsement analyzed | US news | The Guardian

Flat-Earthers are back: 'It's almost like the beginning of a new religion' | Science | The Guardian

When the Big One comes: the woman preparing LA for life after a major quake | Cities | The Guardian

'Blood And Earth' Shows How Two Modern Evils Are Linked: Slavery And Environmental Degradation : Goats and Soda : NPR

Oregon community meeting turns into high drama when Ammon Bundy and his uninvited militia showed up

Is your church violating federal law by preaching politics? Here are some ways to find out

Tiny Quantum Dots May Spell Doom For Deadly Superbug Infections

Warren Jeffs insider testifies about polygamous towns

Restaurant manager dishes on religious pamphlets as tips

Thanks, Michelle!




Crumplstock 3

By DJ Useo

Hey All -

As I informed you here ( )
Crumplstock 3 : The 3 Day Internet DJ Weekender is coming this weekend.

The final schedule of bootleg & mashup DJ's is out now & Wow!

Provisional timetable for Crumplbangers Stage.

All times GMT (UTC).


   7pm - NeoPink

   8pm - DJ Firth

   9pm - Alvin Starburst

   10pm - Rudec

   11pm - DJ Not-In

   12 midnight - Nosbic

   1am - DJ Hazard

   2am - Youtek

   3am - Deathwank

   4am - DJ Guava


   11am - KrazyBen Bernard Fortz

   12 noon - Grandmaster M.i.F.

   1pm - Queerhawk

   2pm - Teknicolor

   3pm - pomDeter

   4pm - Scott Cairo

   5pm - Jellee

   6pm - YITT

   7pm - DJ Rick Lee

   8pm - Colatron

   9pm - Toynoiz

   10pm - Oki

   11pm - BorisB

   12 midnight - Garbage Boy

   01am - Grave Danger

   02am - SwissMasterBBQ & MsMiep

   03am - GaraGara


   1pm - DJ Not-I*

   2pm - DJ Fruitpunch

   3pm - Thomas L Jackson

   4pm - ToToM

   5pm - Justincredible

   6pm - DJ Cougar

   7pm - DJ Kal

   8pm - Brian Sharp

   9pm - Batfreak

   10pm - DJ Useo

   11pm - GladiLord

   12 midnight - DJ Rudec*

   * = second set

I hope you'll listen in for my set. Just go here during my set
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Click on my name & you can stream me live!

International mashup DJ's playing for you live! Who could ask for anything more!?



Reader Domment

Yogi & Viagra

Love the Yogi Bear meme on your page yesterday. All I could think was "took the snacks, but he left them with the sex toys people have been sending those thuggish lawbreakers!"

I saw a commercial tonight for Viagra in single dose pouches! Couldn't help wondering if K cups could get in on the deal--a little blue pill brewed with your morning cup of coffee. One cup and he's good to go for 8 hours! (Seriously, isn't this one of the signs of the collapse of our society? This and Slutty Palin teaming up with Trump.)

Linda   >^..^<
    We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda!



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Sunny and seasonal.

Tonight, Thursday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH 'Mom', followed by a FRESH 'Angel From Hell', then a FRESH 'Elementary'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Christian Slater, Josh Radnor, and Iggy Pop.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Rashida Jones, Lily James, Sean Hayes, and Borns.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'Heroes Reborn', followed by a FRESH 'The Blacklist', then a FRESH 'Shades Of Blue'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Thirsty), Sarah Silverman, and Wet.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Paul Giamatti, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Bruni, and Josh Freese.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 10/30/15) are Priyanka Chopra, Wavves, and Aja Naomi King.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Beyond The Tank', followed by a FRESH 'My Diet Is Better Than Yours'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Zac Efron, Malin Akerman, and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals.

The CW offers a FRESH 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow', followed by a FRESH 'The 100'.

Faux fills the night with a FRESH 'American Idol'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48', then a FRESH 'Nightwatch'.

AMC offers the movie 'The Patriot', followed by the movie 'Gone In 60 Seconds', then the movie 'Top Gun'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3, Ep 7 - The Enemy
 [7:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3, Ep 8 - The Price
 [9:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 1, Ep 4 - Finn McCool's
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2, Ep 4 - The Girl In The Fireplace
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2, Ep 5 - Rise Of The Cybermen-Part 1.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1, Ep 25 - Conspiracy
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1, Ep 26 - The Neutral Zone
 [2:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 15, Episode 4
 [3:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 15, Episode 5
 [4:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 15, Episode 6
 [5:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 16, Episode 2
 [6:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 12, Episode 8
 [7:30PM]    HANNIBAL
 [10:00PM]    LONDON SPY - SEASON 1, Episode 1
 [11:15PM]    HANNIBAL
 [1:45AM]    LONDON SPY - SEASON 1, Episode 1
 [3:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 15, Episode 4
 [4:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 15, Episode 5
 [5:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 15, Episode 6    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Top Chef', another 'Top Chef', followed by a FRESH 'Top Chef', then a FRESH 'Recipe For Deception'.

Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Workaholics', then a FRESH 'Idiotsitter'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Marlon Wayans.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Jemele Hill.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, and Jordan Morris.

FX has the movie 'Iron Man 3', followed by the movie 'The Heat', then a FRESH 'Baskets', and another 'Baskets'.

History has all old 'American Pickers' all night.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    TODD MARGARET-The Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Part 1
 [6:30AM]    TODD MARGARET-The Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Part 2
 [7:00AM]    TODD MARGARET-The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
 [7:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Fred Armisen
 [7:45AM]    PORTLANDIA-The Story of Toni and Candace
 [8:15AM]    PORTLANDIA-The Fiancee
 [8:45AM]    PORTLANDIA-Healthcare
 [9:15AM]    PORTLANDIA-Sea World
 [9:45AM]    PORTLANDIA-4th of July
 [1:15PM]    DEEP IMPACT
 [10:00PM]    PORTLANDIA-Pickathon
 [10:30PM]    PORTLANDIA-You Can Call Me Al
 [1:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-Pickathon
 [1:30AM]    DEEP IMPACT

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    American Psycho
 [8:15AM]    Body Double
 [10:45AM]    Perfect Sense
 [12:45PM]    Say Anything
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-High & Low
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Stiff
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Vaya con Dios
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Endurance
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Turnstile Justice
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Dissonance
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Standoff
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Return
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Burn Baby Burn
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Amends
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Thin Ice
 [2:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Actors
 [3:00AM]    Body Double
 [5:30AM]    The Approval Matrix-Who Died and Made You Cool?    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'The Faculty', followed by the movie 'The Order'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Eva Longoria, Jose Andres, and Marques Ray.

 [6:30 AM]      Never a Dull Moment (1950)
 [8:15 AM]      Pushover (1954)
 [9:45 AM]      Borderline (1950)
 [11:15 AM]      Crooner (1932)
 [12:30 PM]      The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
 [2:00 PM]      Little Big Shot (1935)
 [3:15 PM]      Special Agent (1935)
 [4:45 PM]      Exclusive Story (1936)
 [6:15 PM]      We Who Are About to Die (1936)
 [8:00 PM]      Foreign Correspondent (1940)
 [10:15 PM]      The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
 [12:30 AM]      For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
 [3:15 AM]      Address Unknown (1944)
 [4:45 AM]      Kings Row (1941)   [WARNING: stars Ronald Reagan]      (ALL TIMES EST)

Friday   -  01/22/16

TCM spends most of the night with Emma Thompson
 [7:00 AM]      The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
 [9:00 AM]      The Young In Heart (1938)
 [10:45 AM]      Young Man With Ideas (1952)
 [12:15 PM]      Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
 [2:15 PM]      It Started With A Kiss (1959)
 [4:00 PM]      The Courtship Of Eddie's Father (1963)
 [6:00 PM]      Dear Heart (1964)
 [8:00 PM]      Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
 [10:00 PM]      Sense and Sensibility (1995)
 [12:30 AM]      Impromptu (1991)
 [2:30 AM]      The Remains of the Day (1993)

 [5:00 AM]      British Intelligence (1940)     (ALL TIMES EST)

USA has a FRESH 'Colony'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from 06/08/89) - Cybill Shepherd and Martin Short.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network


Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff


MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV

Al Jazeera

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Mark Ruffalo, right and Spotlight reporter Mike Rezendes pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Spotlight' at a central London venue, London, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.
Photo by Jonathan Short


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Governor Calls On Feds


Oregon's governor expressed anger Wednesday over federal authorities' handling of the occupation of a national wildlife refuge by an armed group and said she intends to bill the U.S. government for what the occupation is costing state taxpayers.

Gov. Kate Brown said federal officials "must move quickly to end the occupation and hold all of the wrongdoers accountable."

Exasperated by a tense situation that has caused fear among local residents since it began Jan. 2, Brown said, "This spectacle of lawlessness must end, and until Harney County is free of it, I will not stop insisting that federal officials enforce the law."

Brown had originally called the news conference to discuss her agenda for the upcoming legislative session, but she focused on the occupation by Ammon Bundy and his armed group of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in remote southeastern Oregon.

People living in the area strongly voiced their views at a community meeting Tuesday night in Burns, 30 miles north of the refuge. It was the most pointed demonstration yet of local residents' desire that Bundy and his group go home.



John Legend, left, and Colombian rock star Juanes arrive to perform in front of a detention center in Eloy, Arizona, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. The artists performed in front of some 250 people in protest against massive migrant deportations as part of the Legends' campaign #FREEAMERICA.
Photo by Ricardo Arduengo


Thousands Of Years Old

Fairy Tales

Fairy tales such as Beauty And The Beast are much older than previously thought and are actually thousands of years old, academics found in research published Wednesday.

Their analysis indicates that Beauty And The Beast and Rumpelstiltskin are around 4,000 years old while Jack And The Beanstalk can be traced back more than 5,000 years.

Anthropologist Jamie Tehrani from Britain's Durham University and folklorist Sara Graca da Silva of New University Lisbon used techniques initally used in biology to study 275 Indo-European stories.

Their findings suggest that folk tales existed in oral tradition long before they were put down in writing.

This backs up a theory put forward by one of the most famous fairy tale tellers in history, Wilhelm Grimm of the 19th century Brothers Grimm.

Fairy Tales


Newhead News


Meadow Soprano

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been battling multiple sclerosis for the past 15 years.

"The Sopranos" actress tells People magazine she was diagnosed with the degenerative disease when she was 19 years old, ahead of the show's fourth season.

The 34-year-old actress says her symptoms have become worse over the past decade. Sigler noted that she can't run or walk for long periods of time without rest.

"The Sopranos" actress portrayed Meadow Soprano throughout the HBO show's six seasons. She has also appeared in stage productions of "Cinderella" and "Beauty and the Beast."

Sigler married baseball player Cutter Dykstra on Saturday in Palm Springs, California. They have a 2-year-old son, Beau.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler


Former Spotlight editor Walter 'Robby' Robinson, left poses for photographers with actor Michael Keaton upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Spotlight' at a central London venue, London, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.
Photo by Jonathan Short


Toys Generate $700 Million In Sales

'Star Wars'

"Star Wars" toys generated sales of more than $700 million in the United States in 2015, making them the No.1 property in the toy industry during the year, a retail research group said.

Sales of toys such as Kylo Ren light sabers, BB-8 droids and models of the Millennium Falcon spacecraft totaled more than those related to movie franchises "Jurassic World," "Minions" and "Avengers" combined, NPD Group said on Wednesday.

Led by "Star Wars" merchandise, toy sales in the United States rose 6.7 percent to $19.4 billion in 2015, making it one of the strongest performances for toy sales in years, NPD Group said.

Sales took off on Sept. 4, or "Force Friday", when retailers launched merchandise in anticipation of the opening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the first Star Wars film produced by Walt Disney Co.

'Star Wars'


Wake-up Call


Hottest Year 'By Far'


Blistering heat blanketed the Earth last year like never before, making 2015 by far the hottest year in modern times and raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Not only was 2015 the warmest worldwide since 1880, it shattered the previous record held in 2014 by the widest margin ever observed, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

"During 2015, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.62 Fahrenheit (0.90 Celsius) above the 20th century average," said the NOAA report.

Compared to 2014, last year was 0.29 Fahrenheit (0.13 Celsius) warmer, the "largest margin by which the annual global temperature record has been broken."

NASA said that the temperature changes are largely driven by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere.



Former Abba member Agnetha Faltskog arrives for the premiere of "Mamma Mia! The Party" at Tyrol restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden, January 20, 2016.
Photo by Anders Wiklund


Toxin Increases Risks


A paper published today suggests chronic exposure to an environmental toxin may increase the risk of neurodegenerative illness.

For the first time, researchers have shown that feeding vervet monkeys a toxin produced by blue-green algae resulted in protein deposits in the brain, consistent with those seen in human Alzheimer's.

Neurodegenerative disease is an umbrella term which includes Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and motor neurone disease (MND). The causes remain largely unknown, and the role of environmental factors is poorly understood.

Owing to its role in an unusual illness suffered by Chamorro villagers on the Pacific island of Guam, researchers have been investigating an algal toxin called BMAA for more than 40 years.

This is the first time researchers have been able to produce Alzheimer's-like protein deposits in an animal model with an environmental toxin.



Former Abba member Anni-Frid Lyngstad and partner Henry Smith arrive for the premiere of "Mamma Mia The Party " at the Tyrol restaurant, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the "Mamma Mia!" musical.
Photo by Anders Wiklund


Release Delayed To Dec. 2017

'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

The release of "Star Wars: Episode VIII" has been delayed from May 2017 to Dec. 15, 2017, the Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday. The date change postpones the next "Star Wars" installment set to follow the box-office hit "The Force Awakens."

Though "Star Wars" was once synonymous with the summer blockbuster, the date change means that the franchise will again look to dominate movie theatres in the holiday season. It has proven a lucrative match for "The Force Awakens," which has made a record $861 million domestically and $1.88 billion globally in five weeks of release.

Disney offered no reason for the delay, but rumours have recently swirled that writer-director Rian Johnson ("Looper"), who is taking over for J.J. Abrams, is rewriting the script. Production is set to begin next month in London.

The new date sets up a potential but unlikely head-to-head between "Star Wars" and "Avatar." James Cameron's "Avatar 2" had been planned for Christmas 2017, though few expect 20th Century Fox to hit that date with the much-delayed "Avatar" sequel. A spokesman for Fox didn't immediately respond to an email Wednesday.

'Star Wars: Episode VIII'


A protester holds up a sign during a rally against the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by Ammon Bundy and his armed followers, while joining the rally at the Federal Building in Eugene, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. With the armed takeover of the national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon in its third week, Bundy and his armed group are still trying to muster up broad community support, so far without much luck.
Photo by Andy Nelson


Allegations Against Judge


An Arkansas disciplinary panel said Tuesday that more victims have come forward with allegations against a judge accused of carrying on inappropriate sexual relationships with defendants.

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission filed new civil administrative charges against Cross County District Court Judge Joe Boeckmann after more accusers came forward to say Boeckmann offered them reduced sentences and later took or requested inappropriate photos of them.

Boeckmann is accused of showing preferential treatment and handing out off-the-books sentences that included picking up trash at his home. He allegedly took inappropriate photographs of some defendants during those punishments.

One accuser, whose name was withheld, said Boeckmann offered him $300 to pose nude in the same position as Michelangelo's statue of David.

Other men said they narrowly escaped the requests because they brought female family members with them to the scheduled community service.



A demonstrator carries a mock coffin, representing migrants who have died inside a detention center in Eloy, Arizona, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Colombian musician Juanes and singer John Legend met immigrants at the detention center before performing for a small crowd outside the facility to draw attention to immigration.
Photo by Ricardo Arduengo


Oldest Evidence Of Warfare

Prehistoric Massacre

Scientists said on Wednesday they had found the oldest evidence of human warfare, fossils of a band of people massacred by a troop of attackers with weapons including arrows, clubs and stone blades on the shores of a lagoon in Kenya about 10,000 years ago.

The remains of 27 people from a Stone Age hunter-gatherer culture were unearthed at a site called Nataruk roughly 20 miles (30 km) west of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya.

One man's skeleton was found with a sharp blade made of a volcanic glass called obsidian still embedded in his skull. Another man had wounds from two blows to the head apparently with a club, crushing his skull. A woman in the last stages of pregnancy appeared to have been bound by her hands and feet.

University of Cambridge paleoanthropologist Marta Mirazón Lahr said evidence indicates these people, who hunted animals, caught fish and gathered edible plants, were slain in a premeditated attack by raiders, perhaps from another region.

There were remains of 21 adults and six children, most under age 6. There were no older teenagers. "Whether they managed to escape, or were taken, we will never know," she said.

Prehistoric Massacre


Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas, a character who wears a devil-like mask and a colourful costume, as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2016. Even though the exact origins of the festival are not known, various theories exist linking it to the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules; a relation to ceremonies celebrated by the American Indians that were seen by the first conquerors; or to a cattle thief being ridiculed and expelled by his village neighbours. The Jarramplas festival takes place annually to mark Saint Sebastian's Day.
Photo by Susana Vera


Good Evidence

9th Planet

Scientists reported Wednesday they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.

The gas giant is thought to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune's path - distant enough to take 10,000 to 20,000 years to circle the sun.

This Planet 9, as the two California Institute of Technology researchers call it, hasn't been spotted yet. They base their findings on mathematical and computer modeling, and anticipate its discovery via telescope within five years or less.

The two reported on their research Wednesday in the Astronomical Journal because they want people to help them look for it.

9th Planet


A Nicole Miller designed football is displayed at the unveiling of the CFDA Footballs Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the NFL headquarters in New York. In celebration of Super Bowl 50 and in support of the NFL Foundation, the NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America have collaborated on 50 Bespoke Designer Footballs created by CFDA Members.
Photo by Frank Franklin II


Prime-Time Nielsens


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. NFL Playoff: Green Bay at Arizona, NBC, 33.73 million.
    2. "NFL Playoff Post-Game," (Pittsburgh at Denver), CBS, 31.17 million.
    3. College Football Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson, ESPN, 25.67 million.
    4. "College Football Championship Post-Game," ESPN, 23.65 million.
    5. "NFL Playoff Pre-Game," (Green Bay at Arizona), NBC, 21.81 million.
    6. "60 Minutes," CBS, 20.62 million.
    7. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.75 million.
    8. "NFL Playoff Post Game" (Kansas City at New England), CBS, 13.72 million.
    9. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 11.87 million.
   10. "College Football Championship Pregame," ESPN, 11.73 million.
   11. Republican Presidential Debate, Fox Business Network, 11.09 million.
   12. "NCIS," CBS, 10.97 million.
   13. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.62 million.
   14. Democratic Presidential Debate, NBC, 10.16 million.
   15. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 9.77 million.
   16. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9.48 million.
   17. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 9.33 million.
   18. "Life in Pieces," CBS, 9.15 million.
   19. "The Good Wife," CBS, 8.97 million.
   20. "The Big Bang Theory" (Monday), CBS, 8.87 million.




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