Do you want to code a snowflake?

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Can a girl love programming as much as Frozen ? Disney Interactive and Code.org certainly hope so They've built a charismatic programming tutorial to draw in the girls YouTubing "Let It Go" covers and dressing up as their idol Queen Elsa See also: 15 feminist-improved pages for the computer engineer Barbie book In the tutorial, female tech role models including Microsoft engineer Paola Mejia and app developing model Lyndsey Scott talk participants through basic programming concepts Then the fun begins as new students write code to move Anna and Elsa around and etch patterns onto the ice. The program uses colorful, simplified blocks of code that snap together like virtual lego pieces Read more... More about Coding , Film , Tech , Dev Design , and Frozen Read more »

Benedict Cumberbatch impersonating Tom Hiddleston will explode your heart

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Does this man know no limits? In honor of his new film, The Imitation Game , Benedict Cumberbatch — also known as the most delectable actor currently gracing the big and small screens — impersonated 10 celebrities during an interview with MTV OK, so his Christopher Walken imitation wasn't exactly award-worthy, but his Tom Hiddleston was definitely squeal-worthy. No one dances to Taylor Swift songs in the car harder than Taylor Swift Lorde covering an R&B song will make you bow down Widower sings heartbreaking rendition of ‘Blackbird’ to dying newborn son 'Too Many Cookies' is the sweetest 'Too Many Cooks' parody ever Read more... More about Viral Videos , Film , Watercooler , Videos , and Celebs Read more »

Robin Williams was sober when he committed suicide, coroner says

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LOS ANGELES — Robin Williams had no alcohol or illegal drugs when he hanged himself this summer , according to a final report from the Marin County coroner. Williams had struggled with addiction his entire adult life, but was sober when he committed suicide on Aug. 11. The final report, which included toxicology results, was released Friday ( below ). It revealed only therapeutic prescription medications and caffeine in his system. Read more »

Zuckerberg: ‘The Social Network’ version of me was ‘kind of hurtful’

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Mark Zuckerberg isn't the most emotive of public speakers, but he managed to get pretty candid Thursday during a widely-touted , livestreamed Q&A from Facebook HQ — answering a variety of questions on the social network, and his thoughts on life and business And perhaps the most candid moment came when Zuckerberg was asked his thoughts about The Social Network , the 2010 Academy Award-winning movie about the founding of Facebook "They just kind of made up a bunch of stuff that I found kind of hurtful," was the Facebook founder's verdict on the film. Not only did he "not know what an appletini was" — a drink he's shown consuming in the film — but also "they made up this plot line about how I decided to create Facebook to attract girls." Read more... More about Facebook , Mark Zuckerberg , and Social Media Read more »

19 celebrities who went all out for Halloween 2014

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Celebrities are just like us! They dressed up for Halloween, and posted photos of their costume creations to social media. Between Katy Perry's Cheeto suit and Zach Braff's timely Kurt Russell, Hollywood proved it doesn't mess around when it comes to spooky getups See also: In pictures, Halloween celebrations worldwide bring out ghosts and ghouls Even more impressive was Heidi Klum's insanely accurate butterfly cosplay, which she wore at her own party in New York City . Other notables included Rihanna, who went as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Neil Patrick Harris, whose family dressed up as Gotham's most high-profile characters. Read more... More about Entertainment , Television , Celebrities , Film , and Halloween Read more »

12 super actresses who would make a kickass Captain Marvel

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It will take a real kickass lady to fill those boots. Now that Marvel has announced its first female superhero movie, Captain Marvel , it's time to start wildly (and illogically) speculating who could play the powerful, smart and beautiful role of Carol Danvers. See also: Carol Danvers, Marvel's first female superhero, is also the most powerful Fans and critics alike are already voicing their opinions online about who are the contenders for the Air-Force-pilot-turned- superhero Some of these ladies may not be a serious contender for the Marvel mantle — but it's always nice to dream outside of the box. Read more... More about Entertainment , Lists , Marvel , Film , and Superheroes Read more »

‘Hocus Pocus’ Was Originally Titled ‘Disney’s Haunted House’

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There's still a world of facts we don't know about Hocus Pocus . For instance, it wasn't even going to be called Hocus Pocus . Originally, it was titled Disney's Haunted House , says Mick Garris, the film's writer and co-executive producer, in an interview with Mashable . It was supposed to go straight to TV, as part of the Disney Channel Original Movie series. But it had a bigger future, unbeknownst to Garris at the time. The horror kingpin and Hollywood multi-hyphenate has got a lot under his belt right now, recently co-executive producing Unbroken , the upcoming war film directed by Angelina Jolie. He's also writing two new books, and creating three new TV series Read more... More about Movies , Disney , Features , Halloween , and Entertainment Read more »

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Likes ‘The Theory of Everything’

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Stephen Hawking has spent a lifetime getting his head around concepts in astrophysics most of us will never comprehend, but the 72-year-old never got around to the social-media thing — until Friday. The renowned theorist, cosmologist and author joined Facebook, kicking things off with a message in support of The Theory of Everything , the Focus Features biopic that became an instant Oscar contender when it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. SEE ALSO: 'The Theory of Everything': Eddie Redmayne's Big Oscar Bang in Toronto Read more... More about Movies , Awards , Oscars , Stephen Hawking , and Entertainment Read more »

‘Between Two Ferns’ Welcomes Some Guy Named Bradley Pitts

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“My guest today, Bradley Pitts.” Between Two Ferns invited all-too-cool actor Brad Pitt to the show this week to discuss his career, family and latest movie. Well, sort of. See also: 15 Absurd Craigslist Missed Connections Zach Galifianakis' signature belligerent BTF character roasts/interviews the Hollywood A-lister. And if that's not enough to entice you, Louis C.K. makes a hilariously forced cameo halfway through. It's not President Obama , but it's still pretty darn good. Read more... More about Viral Videos , Between Two Ferns , Zach Galifianakis , Film , and Watercooler Read more »

The Rest of the Songs on Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Soundtrack

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Details about the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack, which was curated by Lorde, have remained a secret since Lionsgate selected her for the job But on Tuesday, we got a glimpse of the "Royals" singer's handiwork when the track list popped up on iTunes. Republic Records also released the second song, "This Is Not a Game" (listen above), a collaboration featuring The Chemical Brothers, Miguel and Lorde See also: 'Royals' Banned by San Francisco Radio Stations During the World Series The soundtrack's lead-off single, Lorde's " Yellow Flicker Beat ," landed last month The track list below notably includes a Kanye West remix of "Yellow Flicker Beat," as well as an unknown "Track 5" that leaves us to guess which "various artists" will fill the slot (could it be a duet between the 17-year-old Lorde and her pal Taylor Swift ? One can only hope) Read more... More about Music , Film , Entertainment , Hunger Games , and Miguel Read more »