Studio 8’s ‘White Boy Rick’ Adds Rapper YG; DeRon Horton Set For ‘Shotgun’

Studio 8’s ‘White Boy Rick’ Adds Rapper YG; DeRon Horton Set For ‘Shotgun’

Rap artist YG has been added to the cast of Studio 8’s upcoming crime drama White Boy Rick, from director Yann Demange. It stars teenage newcomer Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey as a blue-collar father and son, who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison. YG will play Leo Curry in the film set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs. Leo…Read full story

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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely control biologically inspired soft robots

Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely control biologically inspired soft robots

 The field of soft robotics has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years for the alternatives it presents to the rigid machines we tend to associate with the space. A team of scientists at North Carolina State University is offering an interesting take on the space, utilizing magnetic fields to move around the biologically inspired robots. Read More Read full story

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15 Good Dark Comedies to Watch on Netflix in April 2017

15 Good Dark Comedies to Watch on Netflix in April 2017

This is no festive prank, these movies are hilarious. Let’s face it, the world is a wreck. Every day things look bleaker than they did the day before. It’s gotten to the point where, if you can’t learn to laugh at our misery, you’re finished. If you need some help figuring out how to find humor in even the worst bits of the human experience, dark comedies work, Netflix has them, and we’ve made a list of the good ones. Click on the films’ titles to be taken to their…

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‘Chicago’ Franchise EP Matt Olmstead To Step Down As ‘Chicago PD’ Showrunner

‘Chicago’ Franchise EP Matt Olmstead To Step Down As ‘Chicago PD’ Showrunner

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Olmstead, executive producer of all four series in NBC’s Chicago franchise, will be exiting his role as showrunner of Chicago PD after the current fourth season. There is no replacement yet. Olmstead has been one of the pillars of the Chicago franchise. He joined mothership Chicago Fire after the pilot as executive producer/showrunner and steered the firefighter drama through a successful first season, which spawned a spinoff, cop procedural Chicago PD,…Read full story

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Sylvester Stallone Exits ‘The Expendables’ Franchise

Sylvester Stallone Exits ‘The Expendables’ Franchise

An Expendables 4 was scheduled to close out the series next year, but it might have to move forward without its star, Sylvester Stallone. The actor, who directed the first film in the series, has left the franchise over creative differences. Stallone may have been offered more than $20 million to play Barney Ross again – his upfront biggest paycheck to date – but disagreements with Nu Image/Millennium chief Avi Lerner led to his departure. Below, learn more about why Stallone is finished with the series. According to Deadline, Stallone and Lerner didn’t even come…

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Livestream of a pregnant cat isn’t a marketing stunt, so relax and wait for kittens

Livestream of a pregnant cat isn’t a marketing stunt, so relax and wait for kittens

The end of March is hell as we sift through each morsel of content to determine what is real and what is a marketing stunt. Looking at you, April the giraffe. And dammit, we deserve kittens. This livestream with a cat who actually appears to be pregnant has stepped in to provide a cuddly distraction. Her name is Evolene, and she’s stunning.  SEE ALSO: This transparent bowl swing is what cat dreams are made of Here she is just sitting and breathing:  She has some pretty cool toys, but she’s…

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