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Sarahah, Constructive or Destructive?

This new app is spreading all across social media.  It's called Sarahah, and it's coming for your children

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Downtown Lufkin’s Mainstreet Market Day For August

These downtown street market events have been a great way for local shops and vendors to make their mark on Lufkin.

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Vivien Killilea, Getty Images / Disney
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‘The Lion King’ Remake Casts Alfre Woodard as Simba’s Mom

On the heels of last week’s Aladdin update comes another exciting bit of casting news for another big Disney remake. This time it’s Jon Favreau’s take on The Lion King, which has enlisted Alfre Woodard as the voice of Sarabi — head lioness, partner to Mufasa, and mother of Simba in the upcoming live-action (ish) version of the studio’s beloved animated classic.

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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Lucy and Desi,’ Starring Cate Blanchett as Lucille Ball, Lands at Amazon Studios

Now this is a thrilling combination of nouns: Amazon Studios has snatched up Lucy and Desi, an upcoming biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Cate Blanchett as TV icon Lucille Ball. A masterful actress playing a masterful comedian in a film scripted by a masterful screenwriter is quite a catch, to say the least — all that’s missing is Desi himself, and given the talent involved so far, you have to imagine it’ll be someone great.

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‘Despicable Me’ Edges Out ‘Shrek’ As All-Time Highest-Grossing Animated Franchise

It’s a Minion world, and we’re all just living in it. The little pill-shaped yellow critters have left an indelible imprint on the cultural mainstream, for better (footage not found) or for worse (try googling “minions memes,” I dare you). Kids and adults alike have latched onto the phenomenon with an uncommon enthusiasm, and now the numbers reflect the totality with which the Despicable Me universe has permeated modern life. In the seven brief years since Illumination Entertainment loosed the original Despicable Me on an innocent populace, the franchise has grown into the largest of its kind — the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time.

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New Law Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted New York Drivers
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To Get a Driver’s License, a New Requirement is Coming

For some drivers needing a Texas license after September 1, there's a new course that you'll have to take.

Without it, you can't get a license!

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‘The Inhumans’ Director Hated That First Trailer As Much As You Did

Marvel’s The Inhumans hasn’t inspired tremendous confidence by its early showings, and fans aren’t the only ones concerned. Even pilot director Roel Reiné admits the first-look trailer for the ABC IMAX drama was pretty uninspiring, and unfinished to boot.

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‘Roseanne’ Revival Confirms John Goodman’s Dan Is Alive, More Alum Cast

We’re starting to a see a bizarre revival trend in which shows like Will & Grace completely ignore their finales in favor of a comeback. So too is Roseanne confirmed to ignore its meta-twist ending, because what’s Roseanne without John Goodman’s Dan?

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Casts ‘Murder On the Orient Express’ Star as Jafar

According to a recent LOL-worthy rumor, Guy Ritchie was eyeing Tom Hardy to play Jafar in his live-action remake of Aladdin, but today’s news will give your eyes a much-needed break from rolling: Disney has not only lined up an actor for the role of the sinister villain in the upcoming live-action reimagining of their animated classic, but they’ve added a former SNL favorite to the cast, as well.

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ABC Scuttles ‘Little Mermaid’ Live Musical Plans Until 2018, If Ever

Live network musicals are still pretty hit and miss, and some don’t get the chance to have their voices heard. Case in point, The Little Mermaid will remain under ABC for the time being, cancelling October plans for a live adaptation.

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HBO Hackers Say More Leaks Are Coming This Sunday

The 2014 Sony Pictures hack taught us that infodumps can stretch on for months at a time, and the recent HBO breach was said to be several times larger. Following the initial leak of Game of Thrones script pages and several comedy episodes, it now seems the next batch of stolen material will emerge this weekend.

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Wendy’s Misfits Yard Sale – Benefiting Pups in Need

If you're a fan of yard sales and pet rescues, then you need to make your way to Hudson this Saturday!

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