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Three winners hit $1.6 bn US lottery jackpot
Three winning tickets shared a $1.6 billion bonanza in the US Powerball lottery on Wednesday, after millions of people tuned in to see the fate of the world-record jackpot live on TV.
The winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27 and 34, with a 10 as the so-called Powerball number.
Lottery fever gripped the United States, with people forming long lines outside stores to buy tickets and then frantically checking their $2 slips to see if they had hit the mammoth jackpot.
"It's official! There were 3 jackpot-winning tickets in tonight's Powerball draw: California, Florida & Tennessee," California Lottery tweeted.
Local television showed swarms of people, many cheering and chanting, descending on the Los Angeles convenience store where the California ticket was sold.
Inside The Plans For Each ‘Star Wars’ Anthology Movie
Many of us have been counting down the days until Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now that it’s finally here, there’s plenty to look forward to in the new upcoming trilogy. That being said, there’s far more past the plans for Episodes VII through IX. Disney has gone all out in their efforts to reboot the franchise following their buyout of George Lucas. So far, we’ve had brand new expanded universe novels and comics, as well as a companion video game, Battlefront.
Even more important than all that though, are the studio’s plans to release a series of spinoffs, known formally as the Star Wars Anthology Series. As of now, we have various confirmation concerning three of these, with each taking place in the period of time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Each one will focus on a key event and/or character, armed with all the creative resources Disney has to offer. And so far, what we know of each one is more than enough to get excited for.
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Is This Harrison Ford Lookalike The Perfect Young Han Solo?
Like it or not, we can’t make Harrison Ford young again so that he might recreate his old roles as we cheer our own un-ending youth. Sorry. Dude’s old, and so are you. But we got more Han Solo in Star Wars, we’re getting more Blade Runner and we’ll probably get more Indiana Jones. So that’s all something, but Disney wants more Han Solo. They want young Han Solo, so here we are talking about Mr. Fantastic flying the Millenium Falcon. Unless…
Harry Potter's Alan Rickman Dead at 69 After Cancer Battle
It is a mournful day at Hogwarts.
British actor Alan Rickman has died after suffering from cancer, according to a statement from his family.
"The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends," the statement read.
With several decades in the film industry, the performer rose to international fame in 2001 in his now iconic role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series.
In edition to the beloved movie adaptations, Rickman was also featured in acclaimed films like Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility, Truly Madly, Deeply, Love Actually and Alice in Wonderland. His performance in the 1996 TV film Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny garnered Rickman an Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Spider-Man's Worst Team-Ups
Spider-Man has his hands full, and then some, teaming up with the Merc with a Mouth in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL. For the Webhead though, at least he has experience with some annoying, dangerous, or otherwise ill-suited partners.
Today, we look back at just some of the pairings that prepared the Wallcrawler for his worst partner yet.
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND COMIXOLOGY KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR
WITH A HUGE RED SONJA SALE!
To celebrate the launch of Dynamite's brand new Red Sonja series written by Marguerite Bennett on January 13, the publisher will offer a HUGE sale on it's digital backlist, with some collections up to 80% off of their regular price!
Dynamite's extensive backlist sale includes over 50 single issues and collections, written and drawn by some of the industry's top talent, including Gail Simone, Michael Avon Oeming, Joseph Michael Linsner, Frank Tieri, Luke Lieberman, and many more! There has never been a better time to fill the holes in your collection of Dynamite Entertainment's best-loved sword wielding heroine!
"With our newest Red Sonja series guaranteed to bring in new readers, we wanted to give both new and longtime fans a chance to catch up on so many of the exciting adventures and stories in her ten year history here at Dynamite" says Dynamite CEO Nick Barrucci. "Now is the perfect time for fans to catch up on what they may have missed or try something new."
Mike Deodato Wages War in Invincible Iron Man
Tony Stark just can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
Starting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN with a bang, Stark dealt with a genius kid who reverse engineered his tech, heavy hitter villains like Madame Masque and Doctor Doom, and also the appearance of Mary Jane Watson in his life. Moving forward in a story called “The War Machines,” he must look into his international holdings to find out what's wrong with his company come February.
With the new story comes a new artist as Mike Deodato joins writer Brian Michael Bendis on the title. We talked with the incoming creator about working with David Marquez’s designs, the troubles with drawing armor, and working with Bendis again.
It's all Bowie, all day and all night. Too bad he didn't get this many accolades while he was alive ..
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