Wonka Star Timothée Chalamet Open to Returning for a Sequel

The actor would be interested in closing the gap between Wonka and the original story. The upcoming Wonka explores the earlier years of author Roald Dahl’s iconic chocolatier Willy Wonka, but it doesn’t completely connect to the events of the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story, with star Timothée Chalamet confirming his interest in potentially returning to reprise the role for another installment. Understandably, Chalamet notes that a return would be contingent on the story being told, but with Wonka being a much more eccentric character who might have…

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Hasbro to lay off 1,100 employees, or 20% of its workforce, amid lackluster toy sales

Hottest toys of 2023 07:25 Hasbro is laying off almost 20% of its workforce amid lackluster sales during the crucial holiday shopping season, the toy-and-game maker said Monday. “Today we’re announcing additional headcount reductions as part of our previously communicated strategic transformation, affecting approximately 1,100 colleagues globally in addition to the roughly 800 reductions already taken,” Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks told employees Monday in a memo shared with CBS MoneyWatch. Many of the employees impacted will be informed within a day, and the majority of the reductions will occur over…

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Wikipedia, wrapped. From ChatGPT to Cricket World Cup, here are 2023’s most-viewed articles on the internet’s encyclopedia

NEW YORK — Remember what you searched for in 2023? Well, Wikipedia has the receipts. English Wikipedia raked in more than 84 billion views this year, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit behind the free, publicly edited online encyclopedia. And the most popular article was about ChatGPT (yes, the AI chatbot that’s seemingly everywhere today). MORE: ChatGPT parent company OpenAI fires CEO Sam Altman, president announces departure Since its launch just over a year ago, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has skyrocketed into the public’s consciousness as the…

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Do you lie in bed for hours yet can’t sleep? 9 expert tips to get to sleep fast

Do you often lie in bed for hours but can’t sleep? If you’ve had enough and you’re looking for ways to get to sleep fast, you’re in the right place as we’ve asked two sleep experts, Max Kirsten and James Wilson, for their pro tips on how to do just that.  There are plenty of reasons for being unable to sleep at night, and these range from drinking too much before bed, so you’re having to use the bathroom more, to feeling too stressed out to sleep. Of course, one…

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Bay City family to shine on ‘The Christmas Light Fight’

BAY CITY, Texas — Ten years ago, the Tinnin family moved to Bay City, never anticipating they would become a beacon of holiday cheer and community spirit. Today, their Tinnin Christmas Village on Avenue K is a dazzling display of festivity, drawing visitors from far and wide. “A lot of people, especially people from out of town, they don’t realize that we live here,” Tammi Tinnin said. Tammi was teaching when she was struck by her students’ lack of exposure to traditional Christmas light displays. This revelation sparked the creation…

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Special counsel asks Supreme Court to decide whether Trump is immune from federal prosecution

Washington — Special counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court on Monday to swiftly decide whether former President Donald Trump is absolutely immune from federal prosecution for crimes allegedly committed while he was in office. In a request filed with the high court, Smith asked the justices to rule before a federal appeals court can weigh in on the matter. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over the case involving the 2020 presidential election, ruled earlier this month that Trump cannot be shielded from criminal prosecution after his presidency…

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What did you Google in 2023? ‘Barbie,’ Israel-Hamas war are among the year’s top internet searches

NEW YORK — Your Google search history for 2023 has arrived. Well, actually, the world’s. On Monday, the California-based tech giant released its “Year in Search,” a roundup of 2023’s top global queries, ranging from unforgettable pop culture moments (hello, Barbenheimer), to the loss of beloved figures and tragic news carrying worldwide repercussions. The ongoing Israel-Hamas war topped news trends in 2023, per Google’s global data, followed by queries related to the Titanic-bound submersible that imploded in June, as well as February’s devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. MORE: OceanGate…

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Gigabyte is releasing a PCIe Wi-Fi 7 network card to help bring older machines up to speed

Key Takeaways Gigabyte has revealed a new PCIe wireless adapter called GC-WIFI7 that allows older machines to connect to Wi-Fi 7 networks and enjoy higher speeds. The adapter has a large omnidirectional antenna with a magnetic base for easy installation on PCs. With a built-in Wi-Fi 7 module, the adapter supports high-speed wireless connections of up to 5800Mbps and offers up to 320MHz bandwidth support across 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and the new 6GHz band. Now that Wi-Fi 7 is finally being certified in early 2024, you may be looking at your…

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Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora – How To Get A Shotgun

If you want an overpowered weapon early in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, this guide can help! While a bow and arrow proves most effective when it comes to stealth takedowns against the various RDA forces and mechs roaming the world of Pandora, sometimes players want a high-powered shotgun with a wide spread to wipe the floor with anything in the way. But the Na’vi don’t typically wield human weaponry, which means tracking down a firearm isn’t as easy as speaking with a local vendor and hoping they sell something worthwhile.…

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Samsung TV sales reportedly slowing as these two brands surge

Are Samsung TVs out of fad? While the firm’s stranglehold on the market might be hard to loosen, major Chinese TV makers like TCL and Hisense are gaining ground thanks to cheaper budget models like the Hisense U6 and TCL 6-Series. The data, which research firm Display Daily received from TrendForce, shows the ever-growing popularity of TCL and Hisense as 2023 shipment volumes hit a new low of 197 million units, the lowest its been in a decade.  In 2023 alone, TCL saw as much as 26.2 million units sold,…

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