The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants saga will continue in a third movie based on Ann Brashares' Sisterhood Everlasting novel, Alloy Entertainment announced Wednesday.
Alloy hasn't set a release date or revealed whether Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrara and Amber Tamblyn will reprise their roles, but the story will pick up 10 years after the events in the first movie, which came 2005 and was a modest hit, making more than $40 million worldwide.
That film and its 2008 sequel told a coming-of-age tale of four friends trying to discover themselves while living in different cities. To keep their friendship intact, they share a pair of thrift-shop jeans, with each person wearing it for week before shipping it to the next. Read more...
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Let's travel back in time, sports fans, to an era when we weren't quite as #blessed as we are today: The '90s.
Definition was not high, the Internet was not in our pockets and social media meant watching a game at a sports bar while surrounded by actual people (gross). We also didn't have YouTube to endlessly replay and guffaw at the NBA's most viciously emasculating dunks — this DeAndre Jordan number from last May, for example.
Indeed, in the uncivilized era preceding YouTube, the highlight-starved among us had to settle for the next-best thing: Slam magazine's "Slamadamonth" feature, which broke down one posterizing play in exhaustive detail each issue. Read more...
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The name says it all: Iron Man. When it comes to sheer indestructibility, Tony Stark's suit is the stuff of legend
Though the Iron Man suit is an ever-evolving technology, the most recent version — the Mark 42, otherwise known as the MK XLII — portrayed in the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures film Iron Man 3 showcases a truly impressive level of strength and durability. (After all, any suit that enables its wearer to travel in space has to be pretty intense.)
In the below infographic, we take a look at what makes the Iron Man suit virtually unbreakable— as well as some of the real-life comparisons to the armor's technology as seen in the film and portrayed in the comics Read more...
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You can now use Google Street Viewto explore locations all over the world, including some of the top zoos, national parks and even the ocean floor.
With Google's latest upgrade to Street View, users can travel back in time to see how specific locations have changed. Street View product manager Vinay Shet calls it a "digital time capsule of the world."
Google has collected images from its past street view collections — going back as far as 2007 — to create interactive timelines.
"This new feature can also serve as a digital timeline of recent history, like the reconstruction after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa, Japan," wrote Shet in a blog post. "You can even experience different seasons and see what it would be like to cruise Italian roadways in both summer and winter." Read more...
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Right now, some 250 miles above Earth, a six-member crew is aboard the International Space Station: two Americans, one Japanese astronaut and three Russian cosmonauts. Back here on ground, though, the countries haven't been playing quite as nicely. As a result of Russia's recent actions in the Ukraine, the U.S. will suspend some space-related contact with Russia (but not on the ISS).
For NASA employees, astronauts and space watchers, the tenuous relationship is potentially problematic. Russia is now the only option for American astronauts to travel to the ISS. Period
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Around the world, travelers are planning more international and domestic trips for 2014 compared to 2013, according to a new study released Wednesday.
In 2014, 77% of global travelers said they plan to travel internationally, a 12% increase from 2013. The percentage of global travelers planning domestic trips also increased from 87% in 2013 to 90% this year.
That increase comes despite a certain degree of pessimism in the global economy: Just 70% of hotel managers around the globe said they were confident about profits in 2014.
Travelers' budgets for the top-spending countries are expected to increase significantly in 2014. The average global traveler budget is increasing from $5,955 in 2013 to $6,136 in 2014, according to TripAdvisor. On average, Swiss travelers spent the most in 2013, but are expected to be outspent by Australian travelers this year. Read more...
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Business class passenger volumes up 6% in Q1 2014