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Hanna is the entertainment and lifestyle editor for CDN. Fan of great movies, legendary music, outdoor activities and cool stuff in general, her opinions, as expressed in her articles, are her own and not necessarily shared by anyone .. anywhere .. ever. Follow Hanna on Twitter: @Hanna_CDN

Deadpool 2, ‘Solo’ take top spots at box office

Movie Theaters

Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story topped the global and U.S. box offices this weekend. While the Deadpool sequel rose to #1 globally, Solo won the day at U.S. theaters. “Fox’s ‘Deadpool 2’ continues to draw a global audience taking in $64.9 million to win the weekend in 80 territories for a worldwide total to date of $598.6 million,” comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said. “Meanwhile, Disney’s ...

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So… movie crossovers were trending on Twitter today

While checking Twitter for the latest and greatest … whatever … I noticed that the hashtag #MovieCrossoversIWantToSee was trending and decided to see how clever (or not) the Twitterverse was this morning. Rango Unchained and How to Train Your Dragon to Kill a Mockingbird were the first two that got my attention and it looked like I might be in for some entertaining ...

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WATCH: What happens when you ride a bike made of springs?

Colin Furze - bicylce made of springs

Youtuber Colin Furze is at it again and this time, he’s building a bicycle with a frame made of springs. “You know when you have an idea, buy some stuff, start putting it all together then stand back and think WTF am I doing, well that’s ‘The Bicycle of Springs’, Furze said “This has just been a laugh as with ...

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SeaWorld Offers FREE Admission for Veterans Through July 4

From now through July 4, 2018, SeaWorld is offering U.S. veterans and up to three guests free admission to all three of its parks – SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and SeaWorld San Diego. U.S. military veterans and retirees may redeem admission for themselves and up to three guests online at www.WavesofHonor.com. Since SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment started the Waves of Honor program in 2005, more than 9 ...

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Here are the top 10 U.S. music tours of Summer 2018

indoor concert

Taylor Swift returns to the top of StubHub’s fourth annual preview of the concert landscape, unseating U2, who ranked as last summer’s top-selling act. Ed Sheeran commands the most sales per show on StubHub, marking his strongest demand on StubHub since he started touring. Nostalgia acts are also a significant portion of the summer touring landscape, with the ’90s trending highest among acts ...

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“Most Excellent” Places to Travel Worldwide

Vacation Travel

The “Most Excellent” global tourism destinations, those that have the highest percentage of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipients, were released today. Now in its eighth year, the Certificate of Excellence is given to accommodations, restaurants and experiences that deliver great service and consistently achieve high traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. “TripAdvisor is the place consumers go to plan and book their ...

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If your crossing the U.S. – Canada border over Memorial Day, here’s what you need to know

Ambassador Bridge - Detroit Michigan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy traffic and to have their approved travel documents during the Memorial Day weekend. In compliance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, need to present an ...

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Eggs: 9 Next Level Culinary Trends for this Incredibly Versatile Protein

Cooking with eggs

Eggs are the menu-maker’s best friend, especially when they can be turned into unique, premium signatures that reach beyond the breakfast daypart. In a new report, Eggs: Culinary Trend Tracking Series, market research firm Packaged Facts highlights nine egg-tastic innovations sweeping foodservice and restaurants across America: Chilaquiles and Migas (Hispanic breakfast egg dishes) – Mexican breakfast specialties are no longer just for Mexican ...

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PBS to host ‘National Memorial Day Concert’ at Capitol Hill Sunday

PBS will bring back its award-winning National Memorial Day Concert Sunday, May 27,  for the 150th anniversary of the holiday. The concert will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C and will be hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The 29th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, ...

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Mission Impossible: Fallout has all the motorcycles, helicopters and stunts you’d expect and more [trailer]

“Some missions are not a choice.” The best intentions often come back to haunt you. “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT” finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise – “Top Gun,” “American Made,” “The Mummy”) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live,” “The Boss Baby,” “Beetlejuice,” Simon Pegg – “Star Trek,” “Ready Player One,” Ving Rhames – “Pulp Fiction,” “Guardians of ...

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The National Mall Welcomes a New Memorial for Memorial Day Weekend

USAA, in cooperation with the National Park Service, has announced that a temporary memorial installation is coming to the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. this Memorial Day weekend. The Poppy Memorial is a translucent structure that measures 133 feet long, 8 1/2 feet tall and is filled with more than 645,000 poppy flowers —  honoring every man and woman ...

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Dress 2.0 – Yanny vs. Laurel takes over social media – What do you hear?

Remember the whole blue/black or white/gold dress thing? Well, social media’s newest sensory debate involves what you hear instead of what you see. A recording uploaded to Instagram asks listeners whether they hear Yanny or Laurel. It then took off after it was picked up on Reddit and then retweeted across Twitter.   What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I ...

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My Dinosaur Is a Service Animal (with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard!)

Chris Pratt and Dallas Howard bring Blue, from Jurassic World, to the airline counter asking to bring her aboard the plane as a service animal. This College Humor video makes fun of the odd beasts people have tried to give the special status to that was once reserved for guide dogs. “Just because it’s a Velociraptor with knives for teeth doesn’t ...

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The 10 Hottest U.S. Destinations For Summer

Report Reveals Prices at Seasonal Hot Spots with a Guide to Highly-Rated Hotels, Restaurants and Experiences More Americans Traveling this Summer Memorial Day Among Least Expensive Weeks for a Summer Vacation A new report highlights the top 10 domestic destinations for U.S. travelers this summer based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation ...

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