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What’s the Best TV or Movie Sequel of 2022? (POLL) | Entertainment News
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What’s the Best TV or Movie Sequel of 2022? (POLL) | Entertainment News

We’re in the sequel era, and as such, 2022 has delivered a bevy of continuing installments of fan-favorite franchises.In this year alone, we saw the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Top Gun: Maverick, Halloween Ends, Jurassic World Dominion, and many, many more. Some of them serve as the final chapter of a franchise trilogy; some are direct continuations of a single film. There are even a few that serve as a sequel reboot to long-running IPs looking to make a return.But this doesn’t exclude television, as many series debuts also served as sequels, such as Willow, Dexter: New Blood, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and The Santa Clauses, just to name a fe...
17 Traditional Christmas Symbols and Their Meanings
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17 Traditional Christmas Symbols and Their Meanings

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, there are certain Christmas symbols that pop up over and over again, like stars, bells, mistletoe, Christmas trees and more. And while Christmas is an event with religious origins, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, there is also the secular celebration of Christmas, where we hang wreaths on our doors, decorate a Christmas tree with our family’s heirloom ornaments while singing Christmas carols, eat candy canes while baking gingerbread cookies, place poinsettias on the fireplace hearth and hang stockings from the mantel. Even if we decorate without much thought every December, the decor that fills our home has deep roots. Believe it or not, there is a special meaning behind each one of those traditional Christmas decorations and rituals—and...
9 Best ‘Mean Girls’ Costume Ideas for Halloween
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9 Best ‘Mean Girls’ Costume Ideas for Halloween

"In [mean] girl world, Halloween is the one night a girl can dress however they want and no one can say anything about it."Channel one of the best early 2000s movies (a true cult classic!) this Halloween with a Mean Girls costume. Thankfully we don’t live in their “Plastics” world, so you can dress up in whatever you want. Throwing on lingerie and mouse ears? So is Karen Smith. Want something more comfortable? Try a pink tracksuit on for size.There is a range of Mean Girls outfits to choose from and we’ve rounded up everything you need to replicate your character of choice. Best Mean Girls Halloween Costume IdeasShop nine Mean Girls costume ideas below and whatever you do, just don’t push anyone in front of a speeding school bus.Related: 25 Best Ways to Celebrate Mean Girls Day on October ...
‘Minions’ Set Box Office on Fire With $108.5 Million Debut | Entertainment News
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‘Minions’ Set Box Office on Fire With $108.5 Million Debut | Entertainment News

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film WriterFamilies went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “ Minions: The Rise of Gru ” brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal Pictures said Sunday. By the end of the Monday’s July Fourth holiday, it will likely have earned over $127.9 million.The film is on track to become one of the biggest openings ever for a July Fourth holiday weekend, a record previously held by “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” which made $115.9 million in its first four days in 2011. Including international showings, where “Minions: The Rise of Gru" is playing in 61 markets, its worldwide gross is sitting at $202.2 million through Sunday.“It's a tremendous debut,” said Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic di...
Biden Says He’s Considering a Gasoline Tax Holiday | Business News
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Biden Says He’s Considering a Gasoline Tax Holiday | Business News

By AAMER MADHANI, Associated PressREHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that he's considering a federal holiday on the gasoline tax, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon.“Yes, I’m considering it,” Biden told reporters after taking a walk along the beach. “I hope to have a decision based on the data — I’m looking for by the end of the week.”The administration is increasingly looking for ways to spare the public from higher prices at the pump, which began to climb last year and surged after Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Gas prices nationwide are averaging just under $5 a gallon, according to AAA.The Biden administration has already released oil from the U.S. strategic reserve and increased ethanol blending for the summer, in additional to ...
Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Kicks off With Pomp | Entertainment News
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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Kicks off With Pomp | Entertainment News

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne kicked off Thursday with a display of British military traditions stretching from the days of horse and cannon to the jet age.Formal celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee began with Trooping the Color, an annual military review that has marked the sovereign’s official birthday since 1760. The queen took a salute on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and joined the working members of her family for a military flypast.Thousands of people, some of whom camped overnight, lined the parade route -- many of them sporting Union Jack flags, party hats or plastic tiaras. Carly Martin, who caught a late-night bus from south London with her daughter, said she had...