Astoria, Oregon—the location of the 1980s treasure-hunt classic The Goonies—is hosting a big celebration to honor its 30th anniversary.
According to The New York Times, the four-day event marks the third major gathering of fans since 2005, when the original castmembers managed to get back to the town for the 20th anniversary.
Fans will be treated to a variety of events to commemorate the milestone, including appearances by the cast and crew, Truffle Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, a (sold-out) Sail with Sloth, and of course, screenings of The Goonies at a local theater.
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Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly will interview Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Wednesday night in an exclusive sit-down interview to discuss their son’s molestation allegations and the recent controversy surrounding the 19 Kids and Counting family.
The 19 Kids parents announced in a statement on their family website Saturday that the news anchor will interview them and they will “share their hearts.”
“Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time,” the posted in a joint statement.
In a statement released by Fox, the network said Kelly will speak with the Duggar parents about molestation allegations brought against their oldest son, Josh Duggar…
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The Big Bang Theory is about fictional scientists, but now the show is funding a scholarship for real-life science students.
The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment has already raised $4 million to support undergraduate students at UCLA who are studying the sciences. Starting in the fall, 20 Big Bang Theory grants will be awarded to UCLA science students who have gotten in on academic merit but need extra support to supplement their financial aid, according to a UCLA statement. Every year, five more students will be added.
Chuck Lorre, The Big Bang Theory co-creator and executive producer, is mostly funding the endowment, with help from show co-stars like Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Mayim Bialik and Johnny Galecki, and with contributions from Warner Bros. and CBS, the Los Angeles Timesreports. This is the first UCLA scholarship from the cast and crew of a TV series.
“We have all…
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There aren’t many venues in global politics these days where developing nations, especially from Africa, can overrule their wealthy European peers. But FIFA is surely one of them. Such are the rules of the mammoth bureaucracy that governs the game of soccer—in its decisions, one country gets one vote, regardless how big or powerful—that even the worst scandal in its history could not dislodge the technocrat who enjoys the support of the developing world.
Sepp Blatter, who has run FIFA since 1998, easily won re-election on Friday to another four-year term. And it didn’t matter that nine officials under his command, including two direct subordinates, had been indicted by the U.S. two days earlier for allegedly taking millions of dollars in kickbacks during Blatter’s tenure. It also didn’t matter that the most influential nations in soccer, including all of Europe and North America, were intent on finally ousting Blatter after…
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