Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ trailer pours a good laugh

(CNN)You’ll want a generous pour to sip through “Wine Country.” This is Poehler’s directorial debut, while Spivey and another “SNL” writing alum, Liz Cackwoski, wrote the script. “Wine Country” debuts on Netflix on May 10. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The world’s biggest YouTube star is jumping ship to a new platform

PewDiePie is going to start live streaming again, but it wont be on . Instead, he’ll be on DLivean upstart streaming service thats built on blockchain technology. Although PewDiePie currently has nearly 94 million YouTube subscribershes somehow still beating by about 300,000 subscribers, as of this writingthe Swedish gamer has been critical of YouTube on a variety of issues, including the advertising revenue model, how it polices extreme content, and the copyright system thats in place. On Tuesday, DLive struck a landmark deal to bring the world’s biggest YouTube star to its platform. Im excited to start live streaming again regularly, PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, said in a statement. DLive is great for me because I’m treated …

Ariana Grande fans can register to vote at her Sweetener World Tour concerts

(CNN)There’s no better time to be a good citizen than when you’re waiting in line for an Ariana Grande concert. The Sweetener tour kicked off Monday in the Times Union Center in Albany, New York — and Grande’s fans were more than thrilled with the idea. “She’s not having it (with) us young people not voting & letting them oldies control it all,” one fan said. “I love her.” “This is insane,” another fan tweeted. “She’s on another level. Voting is so important and this is just… she’s amazing.” HeadCount has partnered with other touring musicians before, including JAY-Z, Wilco, Phish, Dave Matthews Band and Dixie Chicks. Volunteers will also be at concerts of The Revivalists, Bob Weir & Wolf …

What is the Momo challenge?

The Momo challenge has been circulating around the internet for the past four years in one form or another, reportedly surfacing at times on different apps and then hiding in the background for a few months before reemerging on a different social media service. Now, its allegedly appeared on YouTube, but has anyone actually seen it? And more to the point, is the Momo challenge real? Multiple reports surfaced on Monday reporting that Momoa frightening character with long black hair, bulging eyes, and a distorted facein videos that are meant for children. Now, the Momo challengewhich, as the urban myth tells us, demands kids to commit suicide or perform other dangerous actshas gone viral again. Or, at the very least, …

‘I’ve Gotta Be Me’ explores Sammy Davis Jr. career and contradictions

(CNN)“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” captures an entertainer who was a mass of contradictions, showcasing his prodigious and remarkably varied talent, juxtaposed with his often tone-deaf forays into politics. More than a mere appreciation, this look at Davis’ personal journey through a tumultuous period in US history makes this an especially rich “American Masters” documentary. What no one could deny, ultimately, was Davis’ talent, from dancing to singing, acting to impersonations — including spot-on renditions of white actors, like Humphrey Bogart, which he was told in no uncertain terms not to do. (There’s an anecdote about Bogart himself counseling Davis on how to portray him.) As Billy Crystal notes, Davis was a “diminutive man” who looked huge when …

‘Lorena’ goes beyond tabloid trappings and to the heart of Bobbitt case

(CNN)The Lorena Bobbitt story launched a thousand jokes, from late-night comedians to Howard Stern. The four-part documentary “Lorena,” however, goes beyond the headlines about the woman who cut off her husband’s penis, yielding a thoughtful, comprehensive look at domestic abuse and how the media covers high-profile stories. At first glance, four hours seems like a lot of time to devote to the story. But “Lorena” uses that time to contextualize events that surrounded the case, from Anita Hill’s testimony to the Tailhook convention to the O.J. Simpson trial, all of which touch upon sexual politics and how the media processed sexual-assault and harassment allegations, including the question of marital rape. Nobody covering the story comes off particularly well; still, a …

Chicago police say person questioned in connection with Jussie Smollett attack has been on ‘Empire’

Chicago (CNN)One of the two men investigators have questioned as persons of interest in the alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett has appeared on the show “Empire,” Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that Uber and Yellow Cab were helpful in tracking the men’s whereabouts on the night of the attack. Smollett, one of the stars of “Empire,” told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who yelled “racial and homophobic slurs.” Smollett alleged that one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him before running away.