Here is further proof that it’s impossible for Adele not to sound breathtaking every time she sings. Last night, she stopped by The Tonight Show to perform her new single “Hello” alongside Jimmy Fallon and The Roots—using only classroom instruments. It’s as weird, and as great, as you would hope it would be. Discuss
The new trailer for the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Captain America: Civil War has just been released. As with most things Marvel, there are a lot of familiar faces, massive explosions, snappy dialogue, ominous music and, of course, punching. Discuss
Last night, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Chicago following the release of a dashcam video showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by police. Yesterday, Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with his murder for the shooting that took place last year. Though the protestors blocked some streets and intersections, the marches were mostly peaceful.
The video—which was released on the order of a court ruling—is disturbing and graphic. In it, McDonald is seen walking down the street away from officers before he is shot. Though it was revealed that McDonald had PCP in his system, in the dashcam video, he does not appear to be a threat to officers or even acknowledge them. The Cook County State Attorney said that the officers that were already on the scene said that McDonald was acting strangely, but did not feel that force was necessary. Van Dyke arrived minutes later, and opened fire. His lawyer claims that he acted in self defense. Discuss
Fans of Friday Night Lights may never get the movie they've always clamored for, but sometime next year, they will have the opportunity to see their favorite high school football TV drama in musical form. Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, who created The Unauthorized O.C. Musical, this year, are staging an unauthorized musical production of FNL for one night only in LA sometime in the late spring or early summer. This week, the show creators revealed on Twitter that Scott Porter, who played Jason Street in the series, is graduating to the role of Coach Taylor for the stage production. Sing it out: Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. Discuss
Police in Minneapolis are currently looking for three suspects after five people were shot at a Black Lives Matter sit-in last night. All three of the suspected shooters are white. A BLM spokesperson told The Minneapolis Star Tribune that “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights” and then “opened fire on about six protesters.” All five of the victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Protests—and now counter-protests—have been on-going outside of the police station, after police shot and killed 24-year-old Jamar Clark earlier this month. Witnesses to the shooting say that Clark was restrained or handcuffed when he was shot by officers. Police maintain that they were responding to a domestic violence call, when Clark resisted officers, interfered with paramedics treating the female victim and attempted to grab an officer’s firearm. Police are investigating the shooting but have refused to release video of the incident, despite pleas from activists and protestors. Discuss
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been formally charged with first degree murder, a year after he shot 17-year-old African-American Laquan McDonald 16 times during a confrontation in a Burger King parking lot. A video of the shooting reportedly contradicted the police report, and showed that though the teen was carrying a knife, he was walking away from the officers when Van Dyke opened fire. According to a court order, the video, which has not been publicly shown, must be released by tomorrow. An autopsy revealed that the victim had PCP in his system, but the video reportedly shows him not following the officers orders by walking in another direction. Officers say he had punctured car tires with the knife. According to one witness, Van Dyke even continue to fire after the teen lay on the ground in the fetal position. The city of Chicago has offered the family a $5 million settlement. Discuss