How This Is Us Built Beth's Ballet Past and Frank, Formidable Family

When This Is Us decided that dance was going to be an integral part of Beth’s past, the show’s Powers That Be wanted to ensure that their storytelling would be on point(e). “I got a text from [series co-producer] Kay Oyegun that said, ‘Girl, can you dance for real?’” star Susan Kelechi Watson recalled. “I […]

Horn says Mundine ‘past his best’

Jeff Horn has taken a sneaky jab Anthony Mundine with the former world welterweight champion calling the 43-year-old “past his best”. The 30-year-old former school teacher crushed Mundine in 96 seconds in November’s Banger Under the Hanger – an anticlimactic finish to a fight which had a huge build up. Mundine had said it would […]

Carmen Sandiego Renounces Her Criminal Past in Netflix Reboot Trailer

Forget everything you thought you knew about Carmen Sandiego — which, to be fair, probably wasn’t much to begin with. That shady lady has always been kind of a question mark. Netflix on Friday released the trailer for its upcoming animated reboot, which finds Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) voicing a very different version of […]

The Media’s Post-Advertising Future Is Also Its Past

It’s my holiday tradition to bring tidings of discomfort and sorrow to my colleagues in the news business. One year ago, I described the media apocalypse coming for both digital upstarts and legacy brands. Vice and BuzzFeed had slashed their revenue projections by hundreds of millions of dollars, while The New York Times had announced […]

New year, new records: Leonard, Siakam score career highs as Raptors hum past Jazz

Kawhi Leonard shimmied around Utah defenders like their feet were rooted to the floor, and filled up the basket seemingly at will in a masterful third-quarter performance Tuesday. The Raptors superstar scored 19 of his career-high 45 points in the third to lift Toronto 122-116 over the Jazz on New Years Day, sending the Raptors […]

Disgraced former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will remain in Japanese custody past New Year’s Day

Thomson Reuters The former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is expected to spend New Year’s Day in a Tokyo jail, after a court chose to extend his stay until January 11, in the wake of new allegations of financial misconduct, The Asian Nikkei Review reports. Ghosn has been behind bars since November and was served a […]

Nintendo’s Switch NES gamepads are an unnecessary blast from the past

How much would you pay to be transported back into the 8-bit era? Nintendo already gave us a taste of nostalgia with the $ 60 NES Classic, and now it’s offering a similar experience with a pair of NES controllers for the Switch. The big downsides: They also cost $ 60 and they’re only available […]

This Is Us Actor Hints That the Key to Kevin and Kate's Futures Is in Their Past

The last time This Is Us showed us The Big 3 as high school seniors, the future looked bright… for Randall. Meanwhile, Kevin‘s budding problems with alcohol and Kate’s weight gain in the wake of their father’s death continued to get worse, leading the pair to announce to mom Rebecca that they weren’t planning to attend […]

Canada juniors get past Swiss in pre-tournament tune-up

Maxime Comtois, the lone veteran on Canada's world junior hockey team, hopes his teammates learn from Wednesday's victory. Comtois had two goals and two assists in Canada's 5-3 win over Switzerland in a pre-tournament game designed to help both squads prepare for the world junior championship that begins on Boxing Day in Vancouver and Victoria. Canada outplayed […]

Red-hot Stamkos notches hat trick to push past 700 career points

Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up points. Stamkos had three goals to become the first player from the 2008 draft to reach 700 points, and the NHL-leading Lightning won their seventh consecutive game by beating the New York Rangers 6-3 on Monday night. ​"Stammer is finding his groove," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. Stamkos scored power-play […]