John Boyega Photobombs ‘Star Wars’ Fans For A Terrific Cause




Star Wars” actor John Boyega pranked fans of the series in a big way, but it was all for a good cause. 


Boyega, who plays Finn in the new films, snuck into the background as fans posed during a photo opportunity with the droid BB-8 at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this month.
Just check out the reactions in the video above. 
He was promoting the Omaze campaign tied to the film series in which fans can win a chance to spend a night at the Skywalker Ranch in California, attend the premiere of “The Last Jedi” or have a role on the Han Solo film now in production.
The contest benefits UNICEF and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.


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Fox News Host: Donald Trump Could Get Corporate Sponsors For His Wall




With Republicans backing off a demand for money to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall in the upcoming spending bill, Fox News is stepping in with some ideas.
“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade spoke with Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour, who suggested private funding for the wall. 
In a video clip Media Matters posted online, Nikpour said: 

“Donald Trump is a negotiator, he’s a deal maker. And everybody knows this. And here’s something that’s kind of interesting: If I were advising Donald Trump, I’m a national fundraiser, I would say, ‘You know what, here’s an idea, why don’t you see if you can’t get it privately funded?’

Privately funded, meaning, if you donate a certain amount ― let’s just say that the number is $12 billion to get this wall implemented, all right? So you had the $12 billion dollar figurehead, and you go to donors, you Continue reading "Fox News Host: Donald Trump Could Get Corporate Sponsors For His Wall"

Stephen King Has A ‘Gentle’ Message For Trump Voters


Author Stephen King has a message for people who voted for President Donald Trump and still support him.




The horror master is likely referencing recent polls that showed Trump voters weren’t having any second thoughts about their pick for president. A Washington Post/ABC News poll found only 2 percent had any regrets.
At the same time, Trump approaches his 100-day mark as president with a record-low approval rating overall and a fairly meager list of accomplishments.  
King has long been critical of Trump. In March, he mocked the president’s unproven wiretapping claims in a series of tweets. And last year, prior to the election, King shared this: 

Pope Francis Calls For ‘Revolution Of Tenderness’ In Surprise TED Talk




Pope Francis delivered a stern warning to the world’s powerful, saying they need to be more humble or face ruin, and he called on the masses to join him in a “revolution of tenderness.” 
In a surprise appearance via video at the TED 2017 conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Tuesday evening, the pontiff said that tenderness is “the path of choice for the strongest, most courageous men and women.”

“Tenderness is not weakness; it is fortitude. It is the path of solidarity, the path of humility. Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: the more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other.”


The Washington Post reports that Bruno Giussani, TED’s international curator, spent a year Continue reading "Pope Francis Calls For ‘Revolution Of Tenderness’ In Surprise TED Talk"

Seth Meyers Delivers Ruthless Verdict For ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s 1st 100 Days




President Donald Trump hits his 100-day mark on Saturday, but Seth Meyers isn’t waiting for the weekend to deliver his own grade. 
“The 100-day report card is on the way, and like every terrible student Trump is trying to turn an F into an A,” Meyers said on NBC’s “Late Night” on Monday night. 
Meyers said Trump seems unaware of even the “political realities” of governing.
“Trump is so ignorant, he’s ignorant of his own ignorance,” he said, noting that the president “just learned that there were different factions within the Republican party.”
Meyers pointed out that Trump has failed to live up to a number of promises, including his signature campaign rallying cry to build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it.
Trump on Sunday said, “Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in Continue reading "Seth Meyers Delivers Ruthless Verdict For ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s 1st 100 Days"

Anderson Cooper Warns: Don’t Be ‘Desensitized’ By Trump’s ‘Fake Facts’





Don’t be desensitized. 
That’s the warning from CNN’s Anderson Cooper, noting that President Donald Trump once again implied ― incorrectly ― that he beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote. 
“I don’t even know that I need to say this, he did not beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote,” Cooper said on “Anderson Cooper 360” on Monday. “She beat him by almost 2.9 million votes.”
He added:

This might seem like a minor point, sour grapes from Democrats, old news not even worth mentioning. But let’s just think for a moment how unusual it should be for a president of the United States to cavalierly and repeatedly say things that are simply not true. It isn’t something Continue reading "Anderson Cooper Warns: Don’t Be ‘Desensitized’ By Trump’s ‘Fake Facts’"

Physicist Helen Czerski Sinks Bermuda Triangle Theory




Take that theory and toss it. 


Some researchers have suggested that ships lost in the so-called Bermuda Triangle may have been pulled under by methane bubbles from undersea gas explosions.

But physicist Helen Czerski, a lecturer in the department of mechanical engineering at University College London and author of the book “Storm In A Tea Cup," said it just doesn’t work that way. 
See her explanation above in a video from Tech Insider.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.