Home Alone reboot to star Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates in lead role

Disney’s Home Alone reboot has found its Kevin McAllister. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the young and absolutely amazing Jojo Rabbit actor Archie Yates has been cast in the lead role. Even more exciting, he’ll star alongside Ellie Kemper and Rob DeLaney. Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa) will direct the film working off a a script penned by Saturday Night Live’s Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell. Per THR, the film will have no connection to the pair of features starring MaCaulay Culkin from the 1990s. Rather the story centers around “a wife and husband who, in order to save their home from financial ruin, go to war with a kid who has stolen a priceless heirloom.” It’s not exactly clear how …

Can I successfully learn a language online?

Technology has changed the way people learn and access education, particularly languages. But can you successfully master a language only using online tools? More on this story: • I’m learning French… to be more like George Orwell •  Will I be able to learn Spanish with just my smartphone? •  Forget French, Russian is the language of love “There are more people actively learning a language through DuoLingo than in the entire US public school system,” says Luis von Ahn, founder of the free language learning app. Since its launch in 2012, more than 30 million people have downloaded the 2013 Apple app of the year, which gamified education and attracted new demographics of language learners. The growth of technology …

Stephen Colbert breaks down Trump’s wild ‘alternate reality’ take on major FBI report

Stephen Colbert was giddy as a schoolboy when he unwrapped an early Christmas gift on Monday: a little present from the Inspector-General of the Justice Department.  The Inspector-General’s report concluded that the FBI’s 2016-onward DoJ probe into Russian election interference wasn’t motivated by bias against Trump or a desire to “overthrow” his administration. Of course, that didn’t stop Trump insisting the absolute opposite was true. “Nothing Trump said today is actually in the report,” the Late Show host noted. “He’s literally just naming the alternate reality he wants to exist.” If that’s the way things work now, Colbert reasoned, what’s stopping Trump just insisting he won all 50 states and Manitoba next year, no matter what happens on election day? …

Please don’t make Jimmy Kimmel’s horrifying DIY Baby Yoda

“If you want a Baby Yoda for your kid or your adult nerd, help is on the way,” the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! boldly declared during Monday’s episode. Despite Baby Yoda fever sweeping the internet, it’s impossible to get an official toy of the character to place under the tree this Christmas. “[Disney] didn’t want to make they toys because they didn’t want to spoil the reveal of the character [on The Mandalorian],” said Kimmel. “And now it’s too late — Christmas is now ruined.” However, to fill that big-eared hole in your heart this holiday season, Kimmel has come up with an easy four-step project to make your own Baby Yoda. It looks just like the real thing, …

Seth Meyers mocks the weird props Republicans brought to Trump’s impeachment hearings

On Monday’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host noted that Republicans are still having difficulty building Trump a compelling defence in the ongoing impeachment hearings. However, though the facts are not on their side, what they do have is a collection of posters that “look like middle school art projects” and “something a crazy guy would wear in the middle of Times Square” amid the otherwise sober House proceedings. “At this point Republicans are the only thing keeping the D.C. Kinko’s in business,” quipped Meyers. In fact, it almost seems as though the Republicans have entirely given up on appearing to be serious, organised people. On top of having trouble recalling the contents of his own report, …

Can the eurozone economy be revived without budget deficits? | Barry Eichengreen

Countries such as Germany are dead set against borrowing to fund fiscal stimulus The eurozone is in a bind. Despite successive doses of monetary stimulus by the European Central Bank, inflation remains stubbornly below target. Conventional monetary policy, and even quantitative easing, evidently have limited potency when interest rates are at or near zero. Monetary sceptics worry that lowering rates further will damage Europe’s banks. Additional asset purchases beyond the monthly level of €20bn (£16.8bn) already agreed, they warn, will impair the liquidity of financial markets. By pushing up asset prices, the ECB could expose the financial system to stability risks when those lofty prices return to earth. Related: Public borrowing is cheap but ramping up debt is not without …

Gisele Bundchen Writes Sweet Birthday Post to Son Benjamin!

Benjamin Brady is officially 10! Gisele Bundchen took to Instagram on Sunday (December 8) to share a super cute photos with her son while wishing him a happy birthday. “Happy birthday my little angel. I can’t believe you are 10! There’s never a dull moment when you are around,” the 39-year-old model wrote. “No one makes me laugh like you do! I am so lucky to be your Mamma. We love you so much! ❤🥰” Dad Tom Brady then commented on the photo, writing, “Joy and Love! That’s our Benny!!! ❤️❤️❤️” Gisele and Tom are also parents to daughter Vivian, 7, while Tom shares son Jack, 12, with ex Bridget Moynahan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by …

Kygo Performs Unreleased Avicii Song “Forever Yours” with Sandro Cavazza [WATCH]

We’re still reliving the best moments from the Avicii Tribute Concert — and this one might take the cake. Although there was a global stream with some very special performances live from Stockholm, sets from David Guetta, Kygo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Laidback Luke and Nicky Romero were left out of the broadcast. Thankfully, audience members were able to capture this magic as Kygo and Sandro Cavazza performed a rarity, “Forever Yours.” The unreleased track, originally by Avicii, was finished by Kygo with a touch of his own style. Watch the epic moment below from several different angles and keep your fingers crossed for an official release. Avicii Tribute Concert – Forever Yours   Source: The Groove Cartel   This article was first published on …

#158: Holiday Decorating Around The World

After hundreds of submissions from Australia to South Africa, we’ve rounded up some fascinating (and extremely charming) ways that you guys dress up your homes all around the world to celebrate a variety of holidays. We loved hearing about everything from colorful Diwali decorations in India to elaborate Nativity scenes in Colombia, along with a wide range of tales about who brings the gifts (Santa isn’t the only game in town!). And we realized there’s one common theme that ties pretty much every holiday together across the globe! Plus we’re sharing the painful wrench that was thrown into our master bathroom progress, and why we need to have a word with Taylor Swift. Oh and the movie that you should …

Japanese officials helped procure wartime sex slaves, report claims

News agency says diplomatic dispatches contradict claims that so-called ‘comfort women’ worked willingly The Japanese imperial army asked the government to provide one wartime sex slave for every 70 soldiers serving in China in the late 1930s, according to dispatches that offer evidence of official involvement in the recruitment of women to work in military brothels. The dispatches from Japanese diplomatic missions in China include requests to the foreign ministry in Tokyo to provide “comfort women”, Kyodo news agency reported. The term was a euphemism used to describe tens of thousands of women from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and other countries who were forced into sexual servitude before and during the second world war. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Gets Season 3 Premiere Date – Watch the Eerie Video

The third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina just got a premiere date! Part three of the Netflix show will hit the streaming service on January 24. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kiernan Shipka Netflix made the announcement on Saturday (December 7) via an creepy video, which they captioned, “Knock knock knock on the gates of Hell…On January 24th, she’s back.” “Welcome to hell,” an eerie voice says as smoke disperses to reveal a cloaked figure… Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Richard Coyle, Miranda Otto, Abigail Cowen, and more. Watch the video now! READ MORE: 10 Best Horror Shows to Stream on …

Healthy Pumpkin Donuts

Learn how to make these healthy pumpkin donuts from scratch! They’re easy to make, and they’re baked — not fried! These pumpkin donuts are full of cozy spice flavor, and they’re topped with a deliciously sweet vanilla bean glaze. You’d never guess they’re 36 calories!     Every so often during our childhood, usually on Saturday mornings when we didn’t have soccer or basketball games, our parents would treat my brother and me to a special donut breakfast. We’d walk to the little mom-and-pop shop about a mile away from our house, bright and early before the rest of the neighborhood woke up, to pick out our treats.   Read more: amyshealthybaking.com

REPORT: “Wireless” iPhones with No Lightning Port Coming 2021

On the heels of Apple‘s latest iPhone launch we’re hearing of the new OLED models in the works for 2020 and iPhones without a Lightning port in 2021. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is gearing up for a 5.4-inch, two 6.1-inch, and a 6.7-inch OLED iPhone models in 2020. Screen sizes and camera technology are the main differences between the three. In addition, Apple is rumored to release a 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2 with LCD display. That’s five new models total. Even more interestingly, Apple has plans to move away from its signature Lightning port in 2021, also according to Kuo. She believes the year will bring a follow up to the iPhone SE 2 (what she calls the iPhone SE 2 Plus) and an iPhone with no …

In the battle of the Bluetooth speakers, this one claims to be the loudest

TL;DR: Get the party started with SOUNDBOKS 2: The Loudest Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $543.20, a savings of $355.80.  Do you like having a fun time at parties with your friends? Do you want a way to instigate this fun with minimal organization, cost, or effort? And do you want this fun to be ear-crushingly loud? If the answer to all of those questions is “yes,” then we’ve got good news for you. A group of friends from Denmark has created a portable Bluetooth speaker that will stand up to any PA; in other words, it’s loud as hell. The SOUNDBOKS 2 is roughly a carry-on suitcase-sized speaker that can deliver a crisp treble and a hefty amount of bass …

10 innovative gifts that they won’t even know exist (but will love)

Everyone has someone in their life with Rachel Green energy. Not because they’re sporting a great haircut, but because they’re a chronic gift exchanger. And like Rachel, it’s probably not because they have a personal vendetta against the giver, but because they’d rather have something they would use on the regular. If you have a person like that in your list of giftees this year, now’s your chance to showcase your gift-giving abilities. We’ve done you a favor and curated potential presents they would not even think of returning or exchanging. The best part? They’re all on sale for an extra 20% off with the code GREENMONDAY20. Read more… More about Gift Guide, Mashable Shopping, Affordable Gifts, Under 100, and …

‘My daughter and I share T-shirts and a RuPaul devotion’: a single mother’s guide to style

After I divorced, my six-year-old began honing the way I dressed, taking inspiration from the Drag Race star This summer I took my daughter to a Kylie Minogue concert in Edinburgh and, as a reward for a good school report, let her choose what I’d wear. She put me in a fit and flare polka-dot dress and black Dolce heels studded with lipsticks. I couldn’t explain that I didn’t want to wear their clothes any more because they dress the Trump women and so she was dismayed when I wore brown wedges, both PC and wrong with the outfit. Walking up the cobbled streets to the castle, she kept urging me to go back to the room and change so …