Have mercy. The executive producer of Netflix’s upcoming TGIF spin-off Fuller House has announced that the Tanner family won’t be fully reunited as we had hoped. In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert L. Boyett said, “Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family." So far, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron-Bure, odie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are officially signed on for the series, with Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin currently in talks to appear as well ... Discuss
Malaysian officials have reportedly made some grisly discoveries in abandoned camps used by human traffickers near the border with Thailand: 139 graves, bodies with signs of torture, barbed wire cages used to imprison hundreds. The national police chief told the AP, “I am shocked. We never expected this kind of cruelty.” Similar camps have been found on the Thai side of the border by investigators in Thailand. The victims are believed to be persecuted Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and migrants from Bangladesh. From the AP:
The discoveries have exposed hidden networks of jungle camps run by human smugglers, who have for years held countless desperate people captive while extorting ransoms from their families.
The discoveries of the camps is the latest in a large migrant crisis in the region, where thousands are believed to be stranded at sea in overpacked vessels. Recently, the governments of both Indonesia and Malaysia said they would provide rescued migrants with temporary housing, and the U.S. has offered to take some of them in permanently ... Discuss
It was the mid ’90s, and an ad featuring a group of florescent clad rollerbladers bypassing the “purple stuff” for the cold, refreshing goodness of Sunny Delight had swept the nation. It was a simple message for simpler times. Twenty years later, the company—now called SunnyD—is back with a new, spectacular TV spot for the next generation of orange-drink fans. As you can see below, it is glorious. You can also relive the magic of the original ad here ... Discuss
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showed up to surprise this guy by officiating his surprise wedding. The video includes plenty of tears and laughter. And remember Rex from Napoleon Dynamite? His Memorial Day pants make the video, too.
The Rock teamed up with Screen Junkies to prank one of its correspondents, Nick Mundy, who thinks that he has to work on a bit with the Rock to promote his upcoming film, San Andreas (San Andreas hits theaters May 29). In fact, the Rock is there to both promote his new movie and officiate Mundy's wedding to his fiancée, Dilara Karabas. (He got officially ordained, so this is legit.) His co-workers documented Mundy's reaction as he went from having one of the worst days at work to the best day of his life.
Check it out. Then be encouraged about your own wedding video.
Technology is edging ever closer to the expectations for 2015 set by Back to the Future, and Catalin Alexandru Duru is helping us get there. The Canadian inventor set the Guinness World Record for the furthest flight on a hoverboard, hovering 16 feet over a lake as he flew his hoverboard prototype just over 900 feet forward. Fortunately, the Guinness World Record organization caught the whole thing on film, so we all can have a glimpse into the future. It doesn’t move quite as fast as Marty McFly’s hovering skateboard, but it’s much more epic looking ...
The mansion in Toronto that served as Regina George’s house in Tina Fey’s Mean Girls has been put on the market. Want to own the palace of the queen of the plastics? Now you can for a mere $14.8 million. According to Post City Toronto, the 20,000 sq. foot house “is not only noticeable for its pop culture appeal to millennials. It has other bragging rights. Martha Stewart has filmed a cooking show in the kitchen and William Shatner has filmed a TV commercial in the front foyer. Canadian Idol finalists have also shared the address before.” Canadian Idol finalists? So fetch ... Discuss