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Windows 10 Creators Update and Surface Studio empower individual creativity, Surface Dial is an all-around nifty device, and every gamer can be a broadcaster – Weekend Reading, Oct. 28 edition

We’re all creators, whether it means adding a personalized emoji to a message, dreaming up a new world in “Minecraft” or reimagining a remodel of a house or office. That’s why the announcement of the next Windows 10 update, Windows 10 Creators Update, was the big news of the week, but there was plenty more. Let’s go! Windows 10 Creators ...

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You may be a pizza-holic: Research says some foods addicting

By Vernon Freeman Jr. Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these foods all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Researchers have wondered whether we ...

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HOLMBERG: Former tracker of killers living large with a heart pump

By Mark Holmberg RICHMOND, Va. — Former Richmond homicide detective Ray Williams is tough with a lot of heart. He had to be. He grew up hard in Richmond’s Oregon Hill neighborhood, fighting in the streets and eventually becoming a Golden Gloves champion. “My dad died at 51 years old from alcohol poisoning,” he told me. “They found him in a ...

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‘Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King’ Theater Review: ‘Daily Show’ Star Skips Snark in Benign Comedy

By Robert Hofler For some of us who grew up in white-bread America, being homecoming king is an embarrassment worse than OD-ing on Clearasil. Almost as bad is going to your high school prom. For the record, I didn’t go to my high school prom, and hadn’t thought about it until I saw “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” which opened Friday at Off ...

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Johnny Depp, Edgar Wright Team for Neil Gaiman Adaptation at 20th Century Fox

By Jeff Sneider Johnny Depp is attached to star in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story “Fortunately, the Milk” that Edgar Wright will direct and 20th Century Fox is in negotiations to acquire in a competitive situation, an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap. Depp will produce through his Infinitum Nihil banner along with Zareh Nalbandian ...

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FBI warns about phone scam in Richmond

By wtvrwebstaff RICHMOND, Va. — There is a phone scam in Central Virginia that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning Richmonders about. The Richmond FBI said it has received multiple calls from community members worried about a person calling them and claiming to represent the U.S. government before demanding thousands of dollars. If denied, the caller threatens arrest. The number may ...

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Father of slain Virginia journalist meets with key congressman on guns

By Vernon Freeman Jr. Watch Video WASHINGTON — The meeting brought together two foes on guns: the grieving father of a reporter killed on live television and the powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who has backed the NRA for two decades. Andy Parker hoped he could appeal to Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s heart. The Republican represents the Virginia district ...

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Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico

By Mike Stone Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, had winds topping 200 mph Friday afternoon.  It made landfall at 7:15 pm EDT near Cuixmala, Mexico,  which is about 55 miles west-northwest of Manzanillo, and southeast of Puerto Vallarta.  Winds at landfall were estimated to be around 165 mph. Wind speeds will decrease on Saturday ...

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ABC Slashes ‘Blood & Oil’ Episode Order

By Reid Nakamura ABC has cut the episode order for “Blood & Oil.” The series, starring Chace Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse, will air 10 episodes instead of the planned 13. Airing Sunday nights ahead of fellow freshman drama “Quantico,” the series debuted to a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, but declined to a 0.9 rating in its most recent outing. ...

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Joel Edgerton Debuts New Look in First Photo From Jeff Nichols’ ‘Loving’ (Exclusive)

By Jeff Sneider The producers of Jeff Nichols‘ interracial marriage drama “Loving” have unveiled the first photo of the film’s stars, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, which debuts exclusively on TheWrap. Writer-director Nichols’ longtime collaborator Michael Shannon co-stars alongside Nick Kroll, Marton Csokas (“The Equalizer”), Jon Bass (“Big Time in Hollywood, FL”) and Bill Camp (“Black Mass”). Inspired by Nancy ...

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‘Price Is Right’ Model Has Embarrassing On-Air Fall (Video)

By Joe Otterson “The Price Is Right” model Amber Lancaster had an unfortunate accident on Friday’s episode. After a contestant won a prize, Lancaster was standing next to host Drew Carey. She took a quick step to her left, lost her balance in her stilettos, and ended up taking out one of the stage lights. No one was injured (except ...

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Bill Cosby Accuser Claims He Raped Her, Then Asked for Phone Sex

By Tim Kenneally The ever-growing sexual assault scandal surrounding comedian Bill Cosby took another turn on Friday, with two new accusers coming forward, including a woman who claimed that the comedian asked her for phone sex after raping her. At a press conference in New York, the two women, accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred, told their stories. One accuser, identified ...

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New York Times Asks Readers If They’d Kill Hitler When He Was a Baby, Internet Explodes

By Jordan Chariton The New York Times Magazine decided to spice things up on a Friday, so it invited readers jaunt back in time and decide whether they would have killed Hitler. “We asked @nytmag readers: If you could go back and kill Hitler as a baby, would you do it? (What’s your response?)” the Times tweeted. Predictably, the Internet exploded. Also Read: ...

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Dead Comedians Andy Kaufman, Redd Foxx to Tour as Holograms

By Debbie Emery Cult comedian Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer in 1984, while “Sanford and Son” star Redd Foxx suffered a fatal heart attack in 1991. Bizarrely neither of these facts are preventing the two stand-up comics from going back on tour, with the aid of technology company Hologram USA. Decades after their deaths, Kaufman and Foxx are being brought ...

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‘Jem and the Holograms’ Gets Crushed by Critics: ‘Overstuffed,’ ‘Shallow,’ ‘Lifeless,’ ‘Lumbering’

By Wrap Staff Fans were excited about “Jem and the Holograms,” a reboot of the popular 1980s cartoon, but it has left many of them feeling disappointed and upset as the original TV series seems to have been completely lost in the new film, critics say. “If you’re a hard-core ‘Jem’ fan who’s still mad that Synergy is no longer a super-computer and ...

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Chris Rock’s Lamar Odom ‘Coke and Hookers’ Joke Sparks Laughter, Outrage

By Tim Kenneally Good one, Chris Rock. We think. Once-and-future Oscars host Rock waded into the Lamar Odom situation on Thursday, cracking wise about the former NBA star’s brothel binge and subsequent reconciliation with his possibly estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” “Here’s to Lamar Odom on being the first guy in history to have coke ...

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Kelly Clarkson reveals she’s pregnant in Instagram post featuring daughter

By wtvrwebstaff Pop star Kelly Clarkson says she and her husband are expecting a baby boy. The singer posted an Instagram photo of her 16-month-old daughter River Rose Friday, with the caption “River’s gonna have a little baby brother.” The 33-year old “American Idol” winner married husband Brandon Blackstock in 2013. Blackstock, who is country music star Reba McEntire’s stepson, ...

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Art auction to benefit mental health art therapy program

By Scott Wise Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment PETERSBURG, Va. — The Petersburg Area Art League (PAAL) will host an art auction Friday night with proceeds benefiting the new mental health art collective program. “We are so excited to help launch this new ...

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’90 Day Fiance’ Sneak Peek Teases Vaguely Racist Citizenship Showdown (Exclusive Video)

By Reid Nakamura In a new preview of Sunday’s episode of TLC reality series “90 Day Fiance,” Melanie’s Jamaican fiancé Devar must face her conservative sister and prove that his intentions are pure. The family sits down for a meal together, and Melanie’s sister doesn’t waste time beating around the bush, jumping right into questioning Devar’s motives for moving to America. “So ...

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Adele says ‘Hello’ to fans with first single in 3 years

By Nick Dutton LONDON — British singer Adele released her first new single in three years on Friday — a powerful, slow-paced torch song that sent fans into raptures on social media. “Hello,” her first release since the Oscar-winning James Bond theme “Skyfall,” is vintage Adele — a huge, emotional ballad directed at a lost lover. The single, along with ...

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10th district senate race heats up at VCU debate

By Scott Wise RICHMOND, Va. — The race for the 10th district seat in Virginia’s state senate stopped by VCU’s University Commons Theater this week, featuring a town hall debate with Democratic candidate Dan Gecker, Republican Glen Sturtevant, Independent Marlene Durfee and Libertarian Carl Loser. The candidates fielded many questions on topics ranging from college debt and sexual assault on ...

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‘Please don’t threaten my son when he dates your daughter,’ mom says standard is baloney

By Alix Bryan A mother of five questions the standard of minimizing teenage sexuality by saying “boys are boys” and asks that society come to terms with a few things. Her post is below. There’s a story in the news this week about how a well-meaning father took pictures with his arms around his daughter’s Homecoming date; mimicking the couple’s ...

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How to hide your posts from Facebook’s new search feature

By Alix Bryan Facebook announced Thursday it is making public posts now searchable with “Search FYI.” “Today, we’re updating Facebook Search so that in addition to friends and family, you can find out what the world is saying about topics that matter to you,” Tom Stocky, VP of Search at Facebook, said in a blog post. “When you search, you’ll now ...

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‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ Review: Whooshing Poltergeists Spook Stupid Suburbanites

By Alonso Duralde The more we pay attention to and fear demons, a priest warns in “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” the more power we give them. This limp sixth entry in the once-groundbreaking horror series suggests the opposite is true as well: the less frightened we are by a movie that’s supposed to give us the chills, the less ...

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Bradley Cooper and Jimmy Kimmel Compare Who Had the Ugliest Grandmother

By Debbie Emery Bradley Cooper went on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday to promote his new culinary comedy-drama, “Burnt,” but instead the old friends ended up chatting about the physical quirks of their grandmothers. Cooper, who plays a bad-boy chef in the film, explained how he grew up around cooking as his family was actually “in the garlic business,” and his grandmother ...

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Hillary Clinton’s Marathon 11-Hour Benghazi Hearing Sparks #FreeHillary Hashtag

By Debbie Emery The seemingly never-ending Benghazi hearing saw Hillary Clinton questioned for 11 hours on Thursday in an effort to show that the former secretary of state failed to protect American diplomats and special forces in the months leading up to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. And while the Democrat presidential candidate endured the grueling ordeal with grace and poise, social ...

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Does flightless Canada goose need wing treatment?

By Mark Holmberg RICHMOND, Va. — On Thursday’s beautiful fall afternoon, CBS 6 was called out on the case of the wounded goose at the Forest Hill Avenue shopping center pond by Martin’s grocery and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Brian and Chris Eckberg, who live nearby, have been enjoying the flock of Canada geese for a while now, having watched some of ...

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Instagram adds another short video option

By Vernon Freeman Jr. SAN FRANCISCO — Long, boring videos are out. Mini videos are so in. Instagram has a new tool called Boomerang for taking short videos that play forwards and then backwards. It can capture the silent videos on the front or back camera. The app works best if there is a dramatic movement. Examples of good subjects ...

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Trilogy Filmmakers File Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

By Debbie Emery The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” films are cult classics from the ’90s, but the producers, writers and a director behind the “heroes in a half shell” movies are now demanding payment from Warner Bros. Producers Kim Dawson and Gary Propper, director Steve Barron, writers Bobby Herbeck and Todd Langen and an heir to producer Graham Cottle filed a lawsuit Thursday in the Los Angeles Superior Court ...

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