Voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is On

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released the list of next year’s nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting ready for the 2018 ceremony, and has already released the full list of nominees who are proposed to be inducted next year. The condition for the artists to receive a nomination was to have had their first record released at least 25 years ago. Among the nominees, there are artists who have been proposed before to enter the Hall of Fame, as well as bands who make their first entry on the list.

Nineteen musicians are waiting for a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The full list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame contains 19 musicians, nine of which are at their first nomination. Among these nine artists, there are two bands who most surely are an important part of everybody’s childhood and teenage years. Both bands released their debut album precisely 25 years ago, so they fit perfectly on the list.

These two popular bands are no other than Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine. The seven other bands who make a first-time entry on the nominee list of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Judas Priest, Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Eurythmics, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Kate Bush, and The Moody Blues.

Both fans and music experts can vote for the artists

The nominee will receive votes from a number of 900 music experts, including artists, valuable members of the music industry, and historians. They will have to judge a musician or band from several points of view, and will consider their history, career, and the degree of influence they had on other musicians.

However, you can vote as well. The first five artists who receive the most fan votes will be receive the special fan ballots during the ceremony. Voting is already available on the website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and will remain so until December 5th.

The final list of the artists who are to be inducted will be made public in December. Then, the official ceremony is to take place in April next year, in Cleveland.
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Who Is Going to Die on Game of Thrones This Sunday?

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Plenty of fans are pointing towards Cersei as the most likely main character to die in episode 7.

Critics have not been as kind to season seven of “Game of Thrones” as they have to previous seasons as accusations of pandering to the happiness of fans and Internet message boards have been leveled against showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The question many dedicated fans of the HBO show are now asking is will there be a surprise cliffhanger to season seven featuring the death of a beloved character.

Surprises Usually Arrive In “Game of Thrones” Finale Episodes

The history of “Game of Thrones” is littered with the corpses of major characters who died in shocking circumstances at unexpected times during previous seasons. The writers of the show have failed to kill off any of the characters who were expected to play a key role in the coming final season of the show; critics have voiced concerns the show responsible for shocking scenes, such as The Red Wedding has begun to play it safe and pander to the hopes of fans.

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One of the major problems facing “Game of Thrones” in season seven has been the fact the show has moved beyond the novels of author George R.R. Martin and appears to be looking to drag the majority of the cast along to the final season. Fans and critics are hoping the feeling of safety and comfort felt for all the major players in the “Game of Thrones” will be thrown out of the window during the finale of season seven.

Plot twists have been the currency of “Game of Thrones” throughout the first six seasons, from the beheading of Ned Stark to the use of wildfire by Cersei Lannister at the close of season six the show has always shocked and annoyed viewers. The latest finale is heralded by critics as offering the opportunity to throw open any shocking conclusion to the story that may come in season eight.

Game of Thrones is currently the most popular TV show in history, fans generating theories about its hidden meanings faster than the producers are able to kill off major characters.

Kylie Jenner Talks About Tyga Split

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Kylie Jenner confessed that her relationship with Tyga ended naturally.

Few can argue that the Kardashian-Jenner family holds a place in the public as true reality star kingpins. Considering their high profile status, the relationship of the youngest sister in Kardashian-Jenner lineup (Kylie) was a religiously followed saga by many. When the relationship with Tyga ended in April of this year, the masses expected a bold headline inducing event for the ages. A he said/she said volley where we could all sit back with some popcorn and cast our lots into the coliseum of speculation was surely to unfold. Onlookers of the public romance were shocked when the relationship ended with a subdued, puttering finale. For a relationship packed with titillating drama, its ending was anything but.

The Tea

Many can catalogue the relationship of Kylie and Tyga as the stuff of imagination starting in 2014. When they were realized as a pair, although not publicly, Kylie was still underage. A fact that was cause for intense speculation and comment from the start. After her 18th birthday, the two become more public as a couple and let the relationship banner fly.

After a short split in fall of 2015, the pair made headlines again when Tyga’s ex and mother to son Lion began a relationship with Kylie’s brother Rob Kardashian. A relationship, that in its own right, was an epic unfolding. Chyna and Rob’s relationship aside, the dynamic of the quadrangular relationship perplexed us all.

Now we finally find ourselves in the present, the relationship having ended between Kylie and Tyga some four months ago. However, straight from Kylie’s own mouth, there was no grand explosive release of tension. The two simply parted ways, but she definitely implies it was by her own initiation.

The young Jenner now finds herself in a budding relationship with Travis Scott and hopes to experience more of young love while still at a youthful age. Time will tell what that story will look like.

Overall, as a relationship riddled with quirks and theater, the end of the Kyga dynamic duo seems to of met a mature and otherwise uneventful conclusion.

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Game of Thrones Might Be a Parable of Today’s Global Warming Warnings

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There’s a stark resemblance when Jon Snow speaks of White Walkers as the biggest threat to humankind and the way scientists and advocates talk global warming. Both of these parties are seen as mad persons. No matter how many pieces of evidence there are, the world is still following its old routine with their political, social, and professional problems. Nonetheless, there are other clues that promote Game of Thrones as the perfect display of today’s climate crisis.

Jon Snow as Well as Environmentalists Have to Figure out How to Convince People of the Existence of an Unseen Enemy

The popular TV show based on George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ managed to strike a chord with environmentalists last week. The third episode of the seventh season showed how Jon Snow is attempting to convince the mother of dragons of the threat of White Walkers. However, he feels how Khaleesi is looking at him with doubtful eyes. Therefore, he asks Tyrion Lannister:

“How do I convince people who don’t know me that an enemy they don’t believe in is coming to kill them all?”

That’s the same feeling that environmentalists experience when they are trying to convince the world of the threat of global warming. However, Jon Snow in the fictional world of the Seven Kingdoms refers to White Walkers.

Nonetheless, they are described as undead bodies that freeze entire cities in ice. Therefore, they can be easily seen as the personification of a side effect of global warming, which is a life-threatening winter. On top of that, Jon Snow delivers a message that has a not so subtle climatic edge, ‘Winter is coming!’

No Leader (Fictional or Real) Is Willing to Prioritize Global Warming over All the Other Matters of the State

Another similarity between these two situations reaches leaders’ world. While the only habitable planet is on the brink of irreversible destruction, world leaders continue to place this threat on lower levels of priority. Some of them are even denying the existence of such climate changes altogether.

Tyrion Lannister is a fine savvy of the human nature. He tells Jon that people usually don’t have the capacity to deal with such an overwhelmingly large issue. Therefore, they would rather stick with their old issues such as politics or personal problems than trying to solve a seemingly impossible situation.

These very words also apply in the context of our reality as well. People continue to carry on with their familiar issues instead of seeing what they can do about a distant danger that might one day wipe out humanity.

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New Episode, New Game Of Thrones Theories Relating To Bran, Jamie Lannister

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New Game of Thrones theories emerge with each new episode, and this one was no exception.

There are quite a lot of Game of Thrones theories out there, and quite a few have been proven to be true both in past seasons and in the current one as well. Attention! Spoilers for episode 4 will follow!

But after episode 4’s epic dragon battle, there are a few more theories that may be addressed in the new episodes. Some of them are specifically about Bran Stark (Issac Hempstead-Wright) and others about Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

Game of Thrones Theories about Jaime’s Survival

At the end of episode 4, Jaime Lannister was last seen floating in a deep pond after a failed attempt to take Daenerys out. Some feared he might die then and there. But given how important he is as a character, some consider this to be quite unlikely. So what will happen to the golden Lannister? Since the next episode shows Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) in front of the Lannister army, it is presumed that she will take the surviving army and also capture Jaime too.

If this does happen, some are wondering whether this will this put Jamie Lannister on the path to killing Cersei (played by Lena Hedley). Jaime being the one to kill his sister has been theorized for quite a while. Maggy the Frog predicted that Cersei would die at the hands of her younger brother, which Jaime is considered to be.

Bran’s Next Move

There are hints in the new episode trailer that Bran and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) have been communicating via raven. He might also have very well told Jon about his parentage. But the trailer also reveals that Bran knows that the White Walkers are getting closer. As he was branded by the Night King last year, will he be the one to let them in? Or could he be the key to rescuing everyone?

Bran Stark is also the Three-Eyed Raven, so many are expecting exciting reveals and tactical moves from him. Perhaps giving Arya the Valyrian steel dagger is one of them? Another of the Game of Thrones theories states that he is also Bran the Builder. Fans came to this idea because of his ability to move through time. Did he build the wall 8,000 years ago to keep the White Walkers out?

We’ll have to keep watching to find out. But one thing is for certain. Things are about to go down!

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Black Panther Reveals New Poster And Footage At SDCC 2017

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Marvel released an exclusive footage and a new poster for Black Panther during its SDCC 2017 panel.

Marvel revealed a slew of new details about its upcoming cinematic releases, but one of the highest acclaimed ones was Black Panther. During its SDCC 2017 panel, Marvel Studios released a new poster for the movie and also played an exclusive footage of what is to come.

Black Panther Gets New Poster and Exclusive Footage

 

The new poster for the film shows T’Challa as he stands atop a panther statue. In doing so, he is looking over Wakanda as aircraft are also across the sky.

“Long live the king” is used as the tagline and can be found under the name and production studio, with the released date (2.16.2018) placed underneath it.

Those attending Black Panther’s panel also got an exclusive first look at footage from the upcoming movie. At least according to reports, it seems that they will be the only ones able to do so. This montage has yet to be posted online and might never be uploaded.

Details on the Footage

Nonetheless, the footage was discussed by many media sources. This first look at the movie features a sequence set in South Korea. It presents T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), along with Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) dressed in formal civilian attire at a casino. They seem to be shadowing Ulysses Klaue (played by Andy Serkis), the arms dealer.

Everett K. Ross, the government agent first introduced by Martin Freeman in Civil War, also makes an appearance as he has a scene with Klaue. Things go rather wild after the casino scene. T’Challa is being chased by a car, morphs into the Black Panther costume as he does so. His return to Wakanda leads to a combat scene on the sound of war drums and later a press conference.

The footage then zipped back to South Korea and shots of people in a museum, a car battle, and Killmonger confronting T’Challa, to keep it short. Killmonger also reveals his own Black Panther-like costume, this being gold-hued.

Although the footage will seemingly be kept under wraps, Marvel did post the cast’s reaction to the montage, and their excitement almost makes up for it.

 

Meanwhile, we can still watch the teaser trailer, released in early June.

 

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