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‘Call of Duty’ confirmed for mobile and it’ll be free

Get ready for head-to-head battles during your commute, as Activision and Tencent delivered details and a trailer for Call of Duty: Mobile on Monday. Call of Duty: Mobile will take the form of a standalone, free-to-play, first-person game brimming with maps like Nuketown and Crash, along with characters and weapons from the COD series, including Black Ops and Modern Warfare.  There’s no exact date for the game’s launch, but Activision and Tencent have announced that they’ll be releasing pre-launch beta versions of the game for folks who pre-register on the…

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All the best theories from ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

What were the White Walkers doing in the Lands of Always Winter?Image: hbo Beware, for this post is dark and full of spoilers for Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7. Valar morghulis, friends. You’ve just entered Mashable’s Citadel, where we are Rewatching for the Throne, dissecting Game of Thrones season by season to prepare for the final six episodes beginning on April 14.  SEE ALSO: Everything to remember from ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1 Here are all the best Season 4 theories, unanswered questions, unresolved plots, and forgotten tidbits you need…

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‘SNL’ lets Twitter decide which actors get jobs on a new game show sketch

Pretty much every movie casting is up to the scrutiny of Twitter these days, and Saturday Night Live leaned hard on parsing the logic of the hordes in a new sketch called “Can I Play That?”  Three actors hear a role and have seconds to decide if they’re allowed to take it, and seeing as Idris Elba is a contestant….yes, there’s a Bond joke.  Read more: https://mashable.com/video/snl-idris-elba-can-i-play-that/

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‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ will make you rethink true-crime

The question of innocence and guilt is bigger than Adnan Syed.Image: hbo After the obsessive internet sleuthing that followed Serial Season 1, the prospect of re-examining Adnan Syed’s conviction for the murder of Hae Min Lee sounded exhausting.  And yet, roughly five years later, The Case Against Adnan Syed, which premieres Sunday night on HBO,delivers shocking new revelations on a story many true-crime fans know better than the back of their hands. Hae was found murdered in her car in 1999, leading to the conviction of her boyfriend Adnan a…

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R. Kelly’s fiery interview with Gayle King gets a do-over on ‘SNL’

The latest Saturday Night Live cold open skipped D.C. humor for a change, focusing instead on R. Kelly’s explosive interview with Gayle King. The disgraced pop star made headlines on Wednesday when a CBS This Morning interview devolved into tearful and openly aggressive as Kelly unsuccessfully tried to play the victim card. This cold open is just a straight riff on King’s 80-minute sitdown. It covers the interview’s big moments and takes… let’s call it an unsympathetic view of Kelly, an alleged longtime serial abuser of women. Read more: https://mashable.com/video/r-kelly-gayle-king-interview-snl-cold-open/

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Is ‘The Notebook’ on Netflix?

Love or hate it, you’re definitely familiar withThe Notebook. With a heart-wrenching plot and standout performances by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, the 2004 film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel has become one of the most popular romantic dramas of the last 15 years. But fans ofThe Notebookhave long suffered as they’ve waited for the film to become more readily available online. IsThe Notebookon ? The answer may frustrate fansbut not for the reasons you might think. IsThe Notebookon Netflix? Stateside Netflix subscribers, rejoice: The Notebookis coming to Netflix in…

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Luke Perry has died at 52 after a stroke

Luke Perry played Fred Andrews on 'Riverdale' and Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills 90210."Image: FilmMagic Luke Perry, who famously starred as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90210 and most recently as Fred Andrews in Riverdale, has died.  SEE ALSO: The surprising list of top Netflix shows in the US by state Less than a week earlier, Perry was admitted to a hospital after suffering an apparent stroke. While Perry was reportedly lucid when paramedics arrived at his Sharman Oaks home, he was brought to the hospital after his condition noticeably…

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Luke Perry mourned by ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ co-stars

Perry died Monday morning at the age of 52.Image: FilmMagic In the wake of the passing of Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 star Luke Perry, cast members from both teen dramas are paying tribute to the beloved actor. Perry died Monday morning at 52 following a severe stroke. Perry began his run as 90210‘s teen heartthrob Dylan McKay in 1990, starring alongside Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, and Ian Ziering.  Doherty, who played Perry’s love interest for much of the series, was reportedly in…

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HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland’ offers a haunting inside perspective on Michael Jackson’s abuses

Michael Jackson poses with a young Wade Robson in a photograph featured in HBO's 'Finding Neverland'.Image: HBO Invariably, the question arises any time accusations of past sexual abuse are raised against a powerful man: “Well, why did they wait so long to come forward then?” It is always framed as persuasive proof of the victim’s dishonesty. Wouldn’t an honest person have spoken up sooner? What did they have to hide? What are they trying to get out of it now? But what the past couple years of reckoning have shown…

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Solange releases new album, ‘When I Get Home’

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Solange has blessed us all by dropping her new album: When I Get Home. And let me tell you, it slaps.  It’s been around two and a half years since Solange dropped her utterly majestic, Grammy-winning album, A Seat At The Table, back in 2016.  SEE ALSO: Behold Kermit the Frog’s genius artistic interpretation of Solange’s ‘Cranes in the Sky’ The album features contributions from the likes of Gucci Mane, Pharrell, Sampha, Panda Bear, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, Playboi Carti, Dev…

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Weezer, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots cover ‘Take On Me’ with classroom instruments

Ed Sheeran‘s done it. So has Shawn Mendes, Metallica, and the Backstreet Boys. Now, Jimmy Fallon’s handed the banana shakers to Weezer. For one of The Tonight Show‘s most beloved recurring segments, Weezer joined Fallon and The Roots to perform a cover of A-ha’s classic “Take on Me” using classroom instruments.  We’re talking mini tambourines, wood blocks, kazoos — the works, all with that iconic animated overlay from A-ha’s music video. And huge respect for frontman Rivers Cuomo in particular, who hits those impossible high notes. It’s not the only…

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Big winners at the 2019 Oscars

Moving on and getting over is the best thing Wayne Hays can do.Image: Warrick Page There are a lot of mysteries on HBO these days. Even when a show isn’t about getting to the bottom of crimes or catching murderers, the interactive element of getting an audience to “solve” what’s happening onscreen is a vital part of the entertainment landscape. Look at Westworld, a show that has ten times more mystery than it actually has plot, or Game of Thrones and its hundreds of fan theories, or Sharp Objects and…

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Lady Gaga wins her first Oscar for ‘Shallow’

Lady Gaga won her first Oscar at the 91st Annual Academy Awards.Image: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images Lady Gaga is an Academy Award winner, folks. The best song of the year, “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, earned Lady Gaga an Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday night, marking the first time the music legend has earned an Oscar. She shared the honor with co-writers Mark Daniel Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt. I mean, come on, listen to this: “I worked hard for a long time and…

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Anne Hathaway pokes fun at her Oscars gig: ‘Just remember, it’s already been worse’

Anne Hathaway:"No matter what happens with today's show, just remember, it's already been worse."Image: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images No one remembers Anne Hathaway’s terrible Oscars hosting gig better than Anne Hathaway. The Academy Award-winning actress hosted with James Franco in 2011, and was widely panned by critics and audiences for it. SEE ALSO: Oscars 2019: The full winners list However, self-aware queen Hathaway posted the perfect Oscars throwback, poking fun at her own hosting gig ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. “No matter what happens with today’s show, just remember, it’s already been…

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Kylie Jenner and others lose millions of Instagram followers due to bug

Yaaas, girl. Work that record breaking.Image: ethan miller/Getty Images UPDATE: Feb. 19, 2019, 9:46 a.m. PST This story has been updated to reflect Ariana Grande’s priceless reactions to the news via Twitter. Thank U, Next isn’t just dominating your playlist — it’s making music history.  According to Billboard, the success of Ariana Grande’s latest album earns her a number of major industry accolades. The most notable? By claiming the top three slots of this week’s Billboard Hot 100, Grande has achieved a triumph last held by The Beatles in 1964. …

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