Ashley Benson confirms she's still dating Cara Delevingne after a hacker claimed they split up
- Ashley Benson has confirmed that she and Cara Delevingne are still together after the model's Twitter was seemingly hacked on Monday.
- Delevingne previously tweeted "Me and Ashley broke up" on Monday, but fans were skeptical if the announcement was real, considering the tweet was promptly deleted.
- A number of outlets, including "Entertainment Tonight," have since confirmed that Delevingne's Twitter was hacked.
- Fans first started speculating the two were a couple in early 2018, when they began filming the punk-rock drama film "Her Smell." They kept details of their relationship private for a while, but confirmed their relationship near their one-year anniversary in June.
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Bose’s Star Wars headphones are exactly what we deserve
- Yep, things have gotten so bad on this godforsaken planet that you, an adult person, can now buy a Star Wars branded pair of premium headphones to celebrate the third film in the series’ third trilogy (which, to be honest, does sound like the kinda thing that’s a harbinger of the apocalypse).
- It seems like there’s a formula where you add a logo of a big show or movie to an unrelated product, crap tons of news sites cover it, the public buy it, and we end up with “PROFIT.” You know, like the inevitable conclusion of Bose’s Star Wars headphones saga.
- BOSE HAS RELEASED A PAIR OF STAR WARS HEADPHONES!!1!1!
- FILL THE ACHING VOID IN YOUR SOUL AND BUY BOSE’S STAR WARS HEADPHONES, BUY THEM TO RECLAIM A SLICE OF YOUR LOST CHILDHOOD, BUY THEM OTHERWISE I WON’T HAVE A JOB MUCH LONGER.
Gerrit Cole agrees to historic $324 million deal with Yankees, reports say
- Various outlets, including ESPN and , report the Yankees and Cole have agreed on a nine-year deal valued at roughly $324 million.
- Cole's reported deal will make his contract the largest signed by a pitcher and at $36 million, the highest Annual Average Value in the MLB, according to Spotrac.
- Until the reported deal, Strasburg's contract was the largest signed by a pitcher with an AAV of $35 million, according to Spotrac.
- Howard, who played with the Philadelphia Phillies and posted career earnings of roughly $190 million in 13 seasons, said the contract is confirmation Strasburg grew as an all-around pitcher increasing his ability to "mix things up" instead of relying too much on fastballs.
- Joined by Jennie Finch, an Olympic gold medalist, and MLB Youth Softball Ambassador, Howard appeared at the meetings to announce the league is accepting applications for the 2020 Scotts Field Refurbishment Program.
Build-A-Bear Workshop warns revenue could fall after disappointing 'Frozen 2' sales
- "We expected the successful release of the 'Frozen 2' movie in late November to generate incremental shopping traffic to malls, similar to the prior top-license movies, especially given that the original 'Frozen' film was the best-selling license in our history," CEO Sharon Price John said on Build-A-Bear's third-quarter earnings call last week.
- "The property has gained momentum since the movie premiere and is generating nearly double our average dollars per transaction," Price John said on the call.
- Build-A-Bear is trying to drum up sales with promotions, Price John said, especially as other retailers are discounting all kinds of "Frozen 2" merchandise more aggressively than it expected.
Bitcoin ransomware hacker must pay $356K or spend 2 more years in prison
- A jailed hacker responsible for distributing highly effective Bitcoin-demanding ransomware campaigns has been ordered to pay $355,671 (£270,000) to avoid seeing his prison sentence extended.
- If he doesn’t pay within three months, the hacker will see his sentence extended by an additional two years.
- For six years, Qaiser used fraudulent identities and fake companies to pose as legitimate online ad agencies to purchase advertising traffic from adult entertainment sites.
- The criminals would then use the ad space to host advertisements containing malware.
- When users clicked on the ad, they were redirected to another site and potentially infected with a malicious payload — including the infamous Angler Exploit Kit — created by one of Qaiser’s Russian-speaking counterparts.
- The following year he admitted 11 offenses, including blackmail, fraud, money laundering, and computer misuse.
How MechWarrior’s return took me back to the early ‘90s mall in my mind
- Further ReadingVideo: Taming the player-murdering machine that was MechWarrior 5’s level generatorToday marks the launch of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on Windows PC, which is a pretty big deal for any gamer who likes blasting massive robots to bits.
- (And I never played MechWarrior Online.) But my early '90s exposure to the franchise by way of a mall entertainment center was enough to have me suiting up, quite elaborately, to test MechWarrior 5 ahead of its launch today—and to offer my altogether positive impressions.
- A major reason I'm writing this is because I came into custody of a Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS kit in preparation for another game launch: the 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (which I tested in preview form in September).
- To that aim, Thrustmaster kindly sent a loaner kit for the aforementioned HOTAS ("Hands-On Throttle And Stick") rig, which includes a button-smothered pair of joystick and throttle, along with a robust foot-controlled rudder.
Netflix dominates Golden Globes nominations with 17 nods
- The streaming service finally clinched its first-ever best picture nomination at the Golden Globes.
- "Marriage Story," "The Two Popes" and "The Irishman" were nominated for the drama category and "Dolemite is my Name" earned a nod in the musical or comedy category.
- And Netflix didn't just score nominations for its television programs.
- Disney dominated the animation category, earning three of the five nomination slots for "Toy Story 4," "Frozen II" and "The Lion King." "Missing Link" and "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" rounded out the category.
- Disney's streaming service Disney+ launched in early November, but did not adhere to the Golden Globes nomination eligibility requirements.
- Only programs that first air, or are made available for viewing on demand, during the prime time slot of 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday are eligible for television awards.