Disney pushed back the release date for “Star Wars: Episode VIII” from May to December 2017, putting it in direct competition with James Cameron’s “Avatar 2,” the sequel to the highest-grossing film of all time (not accounting for inflation.)
[ @lons: Note the part where the post says it’s entirely possibly “Avatar 2” will itself be pushed back, and that Disney may already know this is going to happen… ]
As the manslaughter trial of the NYPD officer who shot Akai Kareem Gurley in a Brooklyn housing project stairwell begins, Buzzfeed News looks back on the life and tragic final moments of 28-year-old Gurley.
After declining steadily throughout the day, hitting a low of 3.7%, markets in the U.S. rebounded significantly in the final hour, down just 1% at close of trading.
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Gawker Media hopes to “fortify its finances” with a new round of funding ahead of the coming legal battle against Hulk Hogan, who has filed a $100 million privacy lawsuit against the company.