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Bill Gates will make his first-ever guest appearance on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

But will we finally get to see the Microsoft founder punch Sheldon?Image: john lamparski / Getty Images Bill Gates, the man Dennis Feinstein once famously referred to as “like a super-nerd,” is reportedly set to appear on TV’s nerdiest sitcom: The Big Bang Theory. The Microsoft founder-turned-billionaire philanthropist will play himself in a March episode of the series, EW reports. He pops up when he visits the pharmaceutical company where Penny works, and of course the guys want to meet him. SEE ALSO: The cast of ‘Queer Eye’ gives us…

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‘Black Panther’ moviegoers are all shook by M’Baku, leader of the Jabari Tribe

Image:  Aurora Rose / Contributor / Getty images Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.  It takes something extra to stand out in a Black Panther cast filled with achingly beautiful humans. Whatever it is, Winston Duke has got it. The actor behind M’Baku, leader of the movie’s Jabari Tribe, steals just about every scene he appears in. Even his first scene, when he challenges T’Challa to ritual combat for Wakanda’s throne… how many of you were quietly…

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#WakandaTheVote activists are registering voters at ‘Black Panther’ screenings

=Image: alberto e. rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney It’s rare that blockbuster movies do anything to move culture forward besides make people really annoying on Twitter. Ben Shapiro rants aside, Black Panther is a lovely exception. Activists Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba from the Movement for Black Lives‘ Electoral Justice Project recently launched #WakandaTheVote to help register voters at Black Panther screenings across the country.  SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know before watching ‘Black Panther’ “This weekend we wanted to meet our people in Wakanda,” the activists told…

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The follow-up to ‘UNO,’ ‘DOS,’ is a brand new take on card games

Image: lili sams/mashable There’s a sequel to the card game UNO — it’s appropriately called DOS. DOS is a new take on UNO that uses a similar system of numbered and colored cards, but this time around players have two card piles to choose from for playing cards and win after earning enough points, not by putting down all of their cards. Of course, you’re also supposed to call out “DOS” if you have two cards in your hand. SEE ALSO: These guys combined Connect Four and golf in one…

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Sony apologises for making light of food allergies in ‘Peter Rabbit’

Sony Pictures and the Peter Rabbit filmmakershave apologised for making light of allergies following calls to boycott the movie, which hit U.S. cinemas over the weekend.  SEE ALSO: James Corden will get the ‘Peter Rabbit’ movie hopping at Sony A scene in the new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic shows character Tom McGregor, who’s allergic to blackberries, being pelted with the berries by Peter and his friends. One of the berries lands in Tom’s mouth, and he has to use an EpiPen to treat his allergic reaction.  The scene prompted…

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‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’ actor Reg E. Cathey dead at 59

(CNN)Actor Reg E. Cathey, better known for his roles in the hit Netflix drama “House of Cards” and the HBO series “The Wire,” has died. The Huntsville, Alabama, native was born into a military family in August of 1958. He took an interest in theater at the age of 9 after attending a United Service Organization show in West Germany, where he was raised. He attended the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama. Over more than three decades, Cathey was praised for his commanding baritone voice and…

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‘Westworld’ Season 2 teaser promises even more violent delights with even more violent ends

We did it, you guys.  SEE ALSO: 27 reasons 2018 might not totally suck (pop culture edition) We survived an entire calendar year without Westworld and made it all the way to 2018, so we can finally, finally see what comes of the hosts’ bloody mutiny. And we’re starting to reap our rewards. During Super Bowl LII today, HBO dropped the very first trailer for Westworld Season 2, which promises another ten episodes of violent delights with violent ends. Westworld returns April 22. Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/04/westworld-tv-trailer/

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‘This Is Us’ Super Bowl commercial desperately wants to convince you Crock-Pots are innocent

Milo still uses Crock-Pots, people.Image: nbc Warning: Spoilers for the second season of This Is Us ahead. This Is Damage Control at its FINEST. You’ve probably heard by now, but during its last episode NBC’s This Is Us revealed that a faulty Crock-Pot is what started the fire that potentially kills everyone’s favorite TV dad, Jack Pearson. Since then, despite many attempts (and a newly created Twitter account) to convince everyone its products are safe and reliable, Crock-Pot’s brand name has been dragged through the mud and fans are boycotting…

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Dennis Edwards, lead singer for The Temptations, dead at 74

(CNN)Dennis Edwards, the former lead singer for The Temptations, whose gritty voice carried some of the biggest hits of the Motown era, has died, according to his booking agent Rosiland Triche. He was 74. “He inspired millions around the world. We shall remember him,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson tweeted. “So talented. He is above #CloudNine, going higher.” Edwards joined The Temptations in 1968, replacing lead singer David Ruffin, just as the group launched its funk-psychedelic sound. He left and rejoined the group several times over the decades. His 1984 solo…

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Octavia Spencer is buying out a theater in Mississippi so kids can see ‘Black Panther’

Image: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images The talented and generous Octavia Spencer is giving back to underserved communities once again, buying out a theater to allow families to see Black Panther who otherwise may not have been able to.  Spencer announced her plan to buy out a theater in Mississippi when Black Panther opens on Instagram Wednesday, saying she’ll be in the state when the movie opens on Feb. 16. SEE ALSO: These pictures from the ‘Black Panther’ premiere are stunning “I think I will buy out a theatre in an underserved…

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Nintendo announced a ‘Mario Kart’ for phones is in the works

Come March 2019 you'll be able to blue-shell people from your phone.Image: nintendo It’s been a good week for Nintendo announcements. SEE ALSO: SupaBoy is the handheld SNES console for people who just can’t let go of their Nintendo cartridges On Wednesday Nintendo used Twitter to announce the next instalment in the Mario Kart legacy.

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Kesha’s ‘Praying’ is Grammys #MeToo moment

(CNN)Kesha’s prayers have been answered with a show of solidarity. Kesha’s hit song marked her first release of new music in almost four years. The singer has been tied up in a long back-and-forth legal battle with producer Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald), stemming from 2014 allegations that he drugged, emotionally abused and sexually assaulted her. Gottwald has long denied those claims. Singer and actor Janelle Monae, who introduced Kesha on the stage, gave a strong rebuke of sexual misconduct and gender inequality in entertainment and across industries. “We…

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Elton John announces final tour

(CNN)Sir Elton John is saying goodbye to life on the road. “We had children and had changed our lives and in 2015 we sat down with their school schedule and we said I’m going to miss too much of this,” he told Cooper. There had been speculation for several days over what John’s announcement would be after a countdown clock was posted to his official website with lyrics from his hit song, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” John said on Wednesday that he decided in 2015 that this would be his…

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Tom Petty died from an accidental overdose’ of opioids, family confirms

Tom Petty died in October 2017.Image: Michael Putland/Getty Images) Tom Petty’s family confirmed the musician’s death was caused by an accidental drug overdose in a statement on Friday. News broke on Oct. 2 last year that the iconic guitarist had suffered from cardiac arrest in the early morning hours in his home in Malibu. Petty was then rushed to UCLA Medical Center, but was unable to be revived. He was 66-years-old. SEE ALSO: John Oliver gets real on America’s crippling opioid epidemic Friday’s letter, which was posted to the official…

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The Hollywood reckoning sets its sights on Woody Allen

Timothe Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, and Greta Gerwig.Image: Getty Images / Mashable Composite The chorus of voices against Woody Allen is growing louder by the day. Over the past few months, several actors who’ve starred in Allen’s films have come forward to express their regrets – and, in some cases, announce that they’re donating their salaries to charity. That list includes multiple stars of Allen’s next movie, A Rainy Day in New York. SEE ALSO: Dylan Farrow slams stars supporting Time’s Up, but working with Woody Allen Even in the throes…

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