Barbara Sinatra, widow of singing star Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, a onetime model and Las Vegas showgirl who was the fourth and final wife of singer Frank Sinatra and who founded a center for abused children, died July 25 at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was 90.

The death was confirmed by John E. Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage. The cause was not disclosed.

Source: Barbara Sinatra, widow of singing star Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

James Bond Producers Set 25th 007 Film for 2019 – Rolling Stone

The upcoming James Bond film, the 25th in the official 007 canon, does not have a title, director or a lead actor, but it does have a release date.

Bond producers announced Monday that the follow-up to 2015’s Spectre would arrive in approximately 28 months, but most other details – including whether Daniel Craig will portray the British superspy for the fifth time – haven’t been revealed.

Source: James Bond Producers Set 25th 007 Film for 2019 – Rolling Stone

Waterworks Cinema held “Zombie Party” to remember George Romero – WTAE

Hollywood Screenwriter and Director, George Romero, known for his classic “Night of the Living Dead”is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, guests were transformed into zombies by makeup artists from the Tom Savini School of Special Effects. Savini was a longtime friend and colleague of Romero.

Source: Waterworks Cinema holds “Zombie Party” to remember George Romero

‘Dunkirk’ Box Office: International Makes Christopher Nolan Film No. 1 | Variety

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is leading the global box office with a $105.9 million debut.

Christopher Nolan’s latest looks to beat out expectations on the domestic end with $50.5 million. On top of that, the World War II epic is bringing in $55.4 million on 10,775 screens in 46 overseas markets, which will give it a $105.9 global debut.

The U.K. is the top international territory for “Dunkirk,” with an estimated $12.4 million on 1,313 screens. Korea is next, accounting for $10.3 million from 1,252 screens. Other leading territories include France ($4.9 million from 668 screens) and Australia ($4.7 million from 535 screens).

Source: ‘Dunkirk’ Box Office: International Makes Christopher Nolan Film No. 1 | Variety

Longtime Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Replaced After 27 Years | Hollywood Reporter

After 27 years, Steve Whitmire will no longer be the voice of Kermit the Frog, a Muppets Studio spokeswoman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Whitmire took over the role of the beloved Muppet frog after character creator Jim Henson died in 1990. Whitmire was personally picked by Henson’s family to take over as Kermit.

Performer Matt Vogel will assume the mantle.

Source: Longtime Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Replaced After 27 Years | Hollywood Reporter

California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission.

Ward Thomas of Long Beach says he sent his son to buy Scratchers tickets from a gas station in October.

One was a winner.

Thomas says he validated the ticket at a lottery office but two months later, the prize was denied because his son was 16 and only adults can play.

 

Source: California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

 

Here’s the easiest way to avoid malware on an Apple device

Malware targeting Apple smartphones and tablets is on the rise – here’s the simplest way to avoid it.

What’s the easiest way to sidestep malware? Avoid purchasing a jailbroken device.

Jailbreaking removes software restrictions on iOS-based devices, allowing root access to the operating system. This permits the installation of apps, themes and extensions that aren’t found in Apple’s official App Store.

Source: Here’s the easiest way to avoid malware on an Apple device

National Hot Dog Day 2017: Places to Get Free Hot Dogs | Money

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According to the (not so) official Freebie Calendar of made-up food holidays, the third Wednesday in July is always National Hot Dog Day.

Here are all the chains offering giveaways, special deals, and free hot dogs on and around Wednesday, July 19:

Burger King: Participating BK locations are selling classic grilled hot dogs for 79 cents each throughout the entire month of July—which is National Hot Dog Month, of course.

Dog Haus: Customers get one free hot dog on Wednesday when one hot dog is purchased at regular price.

Hot Dog on a Stick: Each customer can get an original turkey dog for free on Wednesday. Turkey dogs are also priced at $1 each every Tuesday in July.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries: Hot dogs are available at the special price of 99 cents each on Wednesday. Limit two 99-cent hot dogs per customer.

Love’s Travel Stop: Show the barcode that’s displayed in this link to your server, and you’ll get a free hot dog at a Love’s Travel Stop on Wednesday.

Philly Pretzel Factor: Pretzel dogs are priced at just $1 apiece on Wednesday.

Pilot Flying J: Show the linked coupon for a free hot dog at participating Pilot travel centers, from July 19 to July 26. You can also find the offer at Pilot Flying J’s Facebook page.

Sonic Drive-In: All-American & Chili Cheese Coney dogs are $1 each on Wednesday.

Source: National Hot Dog Day 2017: Places to Get Free Hot Dogs | Money

Martin Landau Dead: ‘Ed Wood,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ Actor Was 89 | Hollywood Reporter

His résumé includes ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’ and ‘North by Northwest.’ It does not, however, include ‘Star Trek.’

A former newspaper cartoonist, Landau turned down the role of Mr. Spock on the NBC series Star Trek, which went to Leonard Nimoy (who later effectively replaced Landau on Mission: Impossible after Trek was canceled).

Source: Martin Landau Dead: ‘Ed Wood,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ Actor Was 89 | Hollywood Reporter