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Neil deGrasse Tyson Refuses to Tweet At 280 Characters Even As He Combats the ‘Scientifically Illiterate’ — Turn It On Podcast

Sorry Twitter, add famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to the list of users who doesn’t understand the move from 140 to 280 characters.

“I don’t want 280 characters,” Tyson said. “It’s an excuse to not be succinct. If you cant do it in 140 characters then write a book. Choose another medium.”

Tyson has 10.1 million followers on the social media platform, so his opinion ought to carry some weight. Tyson said he uses Twitter as a means to share what’s on his mind — sometimes humorous, sometimes ponderous but usually insightful.

But he’s not under the illusion that the rise of these platforms has helped educate the public. Rather, he notes, “the fact that I have 12 different platforms to communicate also means that so does everybody else who is either scientifically illiterate or doesn’t have your best interests in mind.”

Tyson is heartened that his latest book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Refuses to Tweet At 280 Characters Even As He Combats the ‘Scientifically Illiterate’ — Turn It On Podcast

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Sorry Twitter, add famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to the list of users who doesn’t understand the move from 140 to 280 characters.

“I don’t want 280 characters,” Tyson said. “It’s an excuse to not be succinct. If you cant do it in 140 characters then write a book. Choose another medium.”

Tyson has 10.1 million followers on the social media platform, so his opinion ought to carry some weight. Tyson said he uses Twitter as a means to share what’s on his mind — sometimes humorous, sometimes ponderous but usually insightful.

But he’s not under the illusion that the rise of these platforms has helped educate the public. Rather, he notes, “the fact that I have 12 different platforms to communicate also means that so does everybody else who is either scientifically illiterate or doesn’t have your best interests in mind.”

Tyson is heartened that his latest book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Fly the Dodgers Flag -- Plus, More Stars at Game 6 of the World Series!

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are reppin' the Dodgers on Halloween. 

The cute couple kicked off game six of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. 

"#WorldSeries relationship goals," the Dodgers perfectly captioned snaps of Kutcher and Kunis flying the team's flag. 

Also whipping around the flag for the team was Rob Lowe, decked out in head-to-toe blue. 

Related: Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Have Date Night at World Series Game 2, Plus More Stars at Dodgers Stadium

Photo: Getty Images

Beloved L.A. sports icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar flew the massive flag as well, energizing the crowd during the heated game.

Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz turned out with her fiance, Brad Hoss,and rocked a Dodgers ball cap while Hoss showed his team pride in a blue hoodie.

Paula Abdul rooted on the Dodgers, and even shared a celebratory dance with Los Angeles
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Daniel Craig Among The Stars At Angel Ball

Earlier this week, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation celebrated their annual Angel Ball, hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich, her daughter Daniella Rich Kilstock and journalist, producer and cancer research advocate, Maria Menounos.

Daniel Craig and La La Anthony

Credit/Copyright: Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research

The event took place at Cipriani Wall Street with over 700 guests in attendance. The evening honored producer & humanitarian Niki Cole and Rally Heath Founder and CEO Grant Verstandig.

Guests enjoyed performances by Caly Bevier, Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang and T-pain who closed out the event with a surprise performance.

Additional guests included Daniel Craig, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, La La Anthony, Richie Akiva, Alina Baikova, Maia Cotton, Lameka Fox, Amy France, Vittorio Grigolo, Jeff Gordon, Ubah Hassan, Bregje Heinen, Star Jones, Alla Kostromichova, Karolina Kurkova, Twan Kuyper, Nadine Leopold, Julie Macklowe, Dorina Medley, Riley Montana, Amaury Nolasco, Alice Peneaca, Jourdana Phillips, Jessica White,
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Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talking about thet films of Akira Kurosawa

Akura Kurosawa is one of the more prolific directors of an era and his importance has a lot to do with his representation of the Japanese culture. He directed 30 movies in a career spanning 57 years, which might not seem like a lot at this point but was and still is pretty impressive for his era. In truth his movies make it even more impressive since he directed films that were so masterful that a lot of people still remember them fondly today. He also had a style that was not entirely on point with the Japanese culture but

Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talking about thet films of Akira Kurosawa
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As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary

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As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary Kurt Anthony10/9/2017 11:00:00 Am

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

Oh, wait. You don’t have six fingers on your right hand? Sorry, our mistake.

A classic tale of true love and high adventure, The Princess Bride invaded theatres on October 9, 1987 and has been romancing audiences ever since. After all, true love is the greatest thing in the world! Well, except for a nice Mlt.

Based on William Goldman’s 1973 fantasy-romance novel, the film was directed by the legendary Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally…) and features a swashbuckling cast, including Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, and André the Giant. After earning a modest $30.8M at the box office upon its release, the
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Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Announces All-Star Lineup For Angel Ball 2017

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research today announced that Angel Ball 2017 will feature an all-star celebrity line-up of performers and presenters including: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gloria Gaynor, Kevin Hart, Kool & The Gang, Star Jones, Caly Bevier among others.

The evening, which will be hosted by journalist, producer and cancer research advocate, Maria Menounos will honor producer and humanitarian Niki Cole, and Rally Health Founder and CEO Grant Verstandig.

The highly-anticipated annual, black-tie benefit, with music by DJ Cassidy is hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, will take place Monday, October 23, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street.

Grant Verstandig is the Founder and CEO of Rally Health, Inc., a digital health company that develops online and mobile tools that empower consumers to take control of their health and health care. Prior to starting Rally in 2010 at age 21, Grant had served as a research fellow
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Celebrity Family Feud: Season Three Ratings

Even though its ratings slipped some last year, the second season of the Celebrity Family Feud TV show still did pretty well for a summertime game show. Can Steve Hardy maintain or build on its audience in the third season? Will Celebrity Family Feud be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. Celebrities featured in Celebrity Family Feud, season three on ABC, include: Lea Thompson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amy Schumer, Kelly Clarkson, Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec, Wells Adams, Jubilee Sharpe, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rick Fox, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, James Worthy, Eva Longoria, Amaury Nolasco, George Lopez, and Bindi Irwin. Read More…
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Celebrity Family Feud: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four on ABC?

Vulture Watch Survey says... Has the Celebrity Family Feud TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Celebrity Family Feud season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A game show airing on the ABC television network, Celebrity Family Feud is hosted by Steve Harvey. Just as on the original Family Feud, celebrities and their family and friends try to guess the most popular answers to opinion surveys. The difference is, they're competing for up to $25,000 for charities. In its third season celebrities players will include Lea Thompson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amy Schumer, Kelly Clarkson,
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Celebrity Family Feud: Season Three Ratings

Even though its ratings slipped some last year, the second season of the Celebrity Family Feud TV show still did pretty well for a summertime game show. Can Steve Hardy maintain or build on its audience in the third season? Will Celebrity Family Feud be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. Celebrities featured in Celebrity Family Feud, season three on ABC, include: Lea Thompson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amy Schumer, Kelly Clarkson, Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec, Wells Adams, Jubilee Sharpe, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rick Fox, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, James Worthy, Eva Longoria, Amaury Nolasco, George Lopez, and Bindi Irwin. Read More…
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How Emmy Rivals James Lipton and Neil deGrasse Tyson Chase — and Edit — Celebrities

How Emmy Rivals James Lipton and Neil deGrasse Tyson Chase — and Edit — Celebrities
You wouldn’t think that National Geographic talk show “StarTalk,” hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, would have anything in common with its Emmy rival for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, 90-year-old James Lipton’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” which Bravo airs to a global audience of 94 million in 125 countries. “StarTalk” started as a Syrius podcast — NatGeo cherrypicks 20 episodes for the TV show — and is up for its third Emmy, while “Studio,” with 20 nominations and one win in 2013, is the sixth most-nominated show ever.

Both men wrangle celebrities, who submit to being interviewed on camera at length, and then edit the hell out of what they get. Lipton and Tyson use this celebrity wattage to lure viewers into watching subjects near to their hearts: the art of acting and the power of science, respectively.

Over 23 years hosting “Inside The Actor’s Studio,” Lipton has interviewed many of this year’s Emmy nominees,
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How Emmy Rivals James Lipton and Neil deGrasse Tyson Chase — and Edit — Celebrities

How Emmy Rivals James Lipton and Neil deGrasse Tyson Chase — and Edit — Celebrities
You wouldn’t think that National Geographic talk show “StarTalk,” hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, would have anything in common with its Emmy rival for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, 90-year-old James Lipton’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” which Bravo airs to a global audience of 94 million in 125 countries. “StarTalk” started as a Syrius podcast — NatGeo cherrypicks 20 episodes for the TV show — and is up for its third Emmy, while “Studio,” with 20 nominations and one win in 2013, is the sixth most-nominated show ever.

Both men wrangle celebrities, who submit to being interviewed on camera at length, and then edit the hell out of what they get. Lipton and Tyson use this celebrity wattage to lure viewers into watching subjects near to their hearts: the art of acting and the power of science, respectively.

Over 23 years hosting “Inside The Actor’s Studio,” Lipton has interviewed many of this year’s Emmy nominees,
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Shannon Sharpe 'So Disappointed' In Jim Brown, Kaepernick Comments Hurt Bad

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[[tmz:video id="0_41igoquj"]] Shannon Sharpe says he "1,000% wholeheartedly disagrees" with every word Jim Brown said about Colin Kaepernick ... telling TMZ Sports he's incredibly disappointed in the NFL Hall of Famer. As we previously reported, Jim spoke out Against Colin's national anthem protest -- saying he would never disrespect the anthem by taking a knee -- and told Colin he needs to choose whether he wants to be an activist or a football player. The comments Definitely didn't sit
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Trailer and preview of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s new graphic novel Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook is set for release this September from Titan Comics, and we’ve got a preview for you here, along with a trailer; check them out…

Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. With a madman on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook is set for release on September 19th, priced $16.99.
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Celebrity Family Feud: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four on ABC?

Vulture Watch Survey says... Has the Celebrity Family Feud TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Celebrity Family Feud season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A game show airing on the ABC television network, Celebrity Family Feud is hosted by Steve Harvey. Just as on the original Family Feud, celebrities and their family and friends try to guess the most popular answers to opinion surveys. The difference is, they're competing for up to $25,000 for charities. In its third season celebrities players will include Lea Thompson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amy Schumer, Kelly Clarkson,
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The Best Movie Fight Scenes — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Movie Fight Scenes — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of the bone-crunching “Atomic Blonde,” what is the greatest movie fight scene?

Read More‘Atomic Blonde’: How They Turned One Amazing Action Scene Into a Seven-Minute Long Take Erin Oliver Whitney (@cinemabite), ScreenCrush

I’ve got a soft spot for wuxia so the “best fight scene” immediately evokes Zhang Yimou in my mind. I could list every fight in “Hero,” sequences so spellbindingly beautiful and graceful you forget you’re watching violence. The bamboo forest battle from “House of Flying Daggers” is another all-timer, a mesmerizing fight that almost entirely takes place in the air. And the bone-crunching, table-smashing
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Lavar Ball Is Bad for Ncaa Basketball

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[[tmz:video id="0_1ial138z"]] Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says parents like Lavar Ball are bad for college basketball -- because they're turning the Ncaa into a "huckster show." Kaj was expressing his disdain for 1-and-done college players during an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic when he specifically went in on Lonzo Ball's father.  "Everybody knows about his sons because he has been able to hype them. But I don't think that's good for college basketball." He continued, "College basketball is starting to
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Every Bachelor Nation Contestant Kicked Off the Show for Past Relationship Drama

When will contestants learn that their secrets will always be revealed in the Bachelor Mansion? Monday night's all-new episode of The Bachelorette saw a dramatic moment not even Chris Harrison could prepare for. After an innocent group date that featured a basketball game with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one contestant received quite the surprise visitor. As it turns out, DeMario was greeted by a lady who claimed to be his girlfriend. A round of he-said, she-said followed before Rachel Lindsay told the contestant to "get the f--k out." "Karma's a bitch, isn't it DeMario?" the unnamed girlfriend shared on national TV. While we have to wait until next week to see if...
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21 Very Real Thoughts I Had While Watching The Bachelorette For the First Time

After years of resisting everyone's favorite guilty pleasure, I finally caved last night. At long last, I joined modern civilization and watched my very first episode of The Bachelorette. Armed with a very loose knowledge of the show's premise and a sh*t ton of wine, I tuned in for the second episode of Rachel Lindsay's quest for TV love to see what all the hype was about. Two hours' worth of brand-sponsored dates later, I can honestly say that I get it now! I get why people are so obsessed with this show. There are cheesy rose offerings; there are terrible tag lines; there is extremely mediocre poetry. Honestly, what more could one possibly want from mind-numbing TV? I'm into it. RelatedThe Bachelorette Hit a New Low - and It Has Nothing to Do With Rachel Below are all of my extremely deep and very important thoughts from
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