• Aretha Franklin has died at age 76
  • THE REAL TWO-BUCK CHUCK: The true story of Charles Shaw, a Napa wine pioneer who started the brand but never earned a penny from the Trader Joe's phenomenon
  • Will Chinese smartphone manufacturers be able to absorb the rupee shock?
  • Source: Big Ben fine after concussion scare
  • 'American History X' director Tony Kaye wants to cast artificial intelligence as a lead actor in his next film

Aretha Franklin has died at age 76

Theo Wargo/GettyAretha Franklin Soul music legend Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, her publicist told the Associated Press. Franklin’s passing follows reports earlier this week that cited friends and family of the singer saying that Franklin was “ Theo Wargo/GettyAretha FranklinSoul music legend Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, her publicist told…

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THE REAL TWO-BUCK CHUCK: The true story of Charles Shaw, a Napa wine pioneer who started the brand but never earned a penny from the Trader Joe's phenomenon

Charles Shaw hasn’t seen a dime of the proceeds, but his wounds seem to have healed in the decades since. “I am just thrilled,” he said. “I failed. Yeah, sure I failed. But I went to talk to Stanford last year, and the kids all come up to me and said, ‘Oh God, it’s great.’ You know, hell, all the dorms love it. You know all of the fraternities and…

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Will Chinese smartphone manufacturers be able to absorb the rupee shock?

As the rupee hit an all time low against the dollar, it hasn’t fared too well against the Chinese RNB either. Chinese smartphone manufacturers, especially for budget phones, operate on very thin margins that may not be able to compensate for the volatility in prices. In order to correct that, it’s possible that the prices of smartphones may increase ahead of Diwali sales this season. It’s no secret that Chinese…

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Source: Big Ben fine after concussion scare

2:20 PM ET Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is doing fine and is expected to resume football activities soon, according to a source. The team placed Roethlisberger in the concussion protocol after the Pro Bowl quarterback took a fall during Tuesday’s practice. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Roethlisberger is out of the concussion protocol. Roethlisberger traveled with the team to Green Bay for its second preseason game, for which he was…

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'American History X' director Tony Kaye wants to cast artificial intelligence as a lead actor in his next film

AP Photo/Michel SpinglerDirector and musician Tony Kaye speaks at an event for his film “Detachment” in 2011. British director Tony Kaye is hoping to cast an artificial intelligent (AI) “actor” in the lead of his next film, “2nd Born.” The idea to cast a robot in a lead role is a joint effort between Kaye and producer Sam Khoze. Kaye hopes to train the robot in various techniques and acting…

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16 of the best debut films from first-time directors, including Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' and Bo Burnham's 'Eighth Grade'

Miramax“Reservoir Dogs” From today’s rising stars to veteran auteurs, some of the best Hollywood filmmakers have delivered fantastic debut feature-length films. Some haven’t reached the promise of their first film yet (Neill Blomkamp peaked with “District 9”); some haven’t slowed down (Brad Bird makes hit after hit); and some are just getting started (Bo Burnham is earning widespread praise for this year’s “Eighth Grade,” now in theaters). We looked at…

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When Ajit Wadekar spoke, everbody in the dressing room listened carefully, says Vinod Kambli

By Bharat Sundaresan, Devendra Pandey Written by Bharat Sundaresan , Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: August 17, 2018 12:45:18 am Ajit Wadekar’s (L) innate sense of humour played a huge role in him bringing Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli (R) under his wings. (Express File Photo) Related News On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar scores maiden international century against EnglandIndia vs England, 2nd Test: Sachin Tendulkar to wait to ring…

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‘NADA officials have no right to search and seize’

By Nihal Koshie Written by Nihal Koshie | New Delhi | Updated: August 17, 2018 12:36:40 am Appeal panel stated that NADA officials had no powers to search. Related News Jithin Paul cleared of dope charges by NADA, suspension overturnedWADA Report: India joint sixth in list of doping violationsBCCI discusses NADA, India-Pakistan series with Sports Ministry In April last year, National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) officials conducted a ‘surprise check’ in…

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What you need to know in advertising today

Reuters/Steve MarcusHans Vestberg Verizon wants to help give you a great line up of TV channels – without any need for a cord. The wireless giant will include YouTube TV service and Apple TV 4K along with 5G service to customers in each of its four initial markets – Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento – when the service hits these cities later in 2018. The announcement seems an indication…

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