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The fourth and final season of ‘UnREAL’ is available for bingeing on Hulu right now

“UnREAL chronicles the behind-the-scenes drama of the producers and contestants on Everlasting, a fictitious franchise similar to ABC’s The Bachelor” writes Alison Foreman for mashable.com. UnREAL gets plenty right and wrong about the lives of reality television producers, but it always manages to ruthlessly manufacture drama. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Incredible video shows how friends help a deaf and blind Brazil fan enjoy the World Cup

“Carlos’s World Cup viewing is a good reminder of the positivity sports can spread and the passion of fans around the world” writes Tyler Lauletta for businessinsider.com. A deaf-blind Brazil supporter named Carlos is still able to follow the drama of the 2018 World Cup thanks to an innovative sign language technique and the help of some friends.But thanks to friend and sign language instructor Hélio Fonseca de Araújo, Carlos was still able to take in the drama of Brazil’s World Cup match against Costa Rica. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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U.S. Open 2018: Phil Mickelson celebrates 13th hole after previous day’s…

“I took the two-shot penalty and moved on” reports sportingnews.com. Mickelson received a two-stroke penalty Saturday after he stopped his moving ball, finishing the hole with a sextuple bogey.Mickelson gave a mock celebration after he sunk his par putt on the 13th hole at the U.S. Open to a giant round of applause, which was far less dramatic than his performance on the 13th the day before.Many called for Mickelson to be disqualified, and he later issued an apology for his actions. “Look, I don’t mean disrespect to anybody,” Mickelson…

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Missions, review: this classy and stylish French drama has really taken off

“France might be more renowned for gastronauts than astronauts but Gallic space drama Missions (BBC Four), about the first manned expedition to Mars, is proving meaty and flavoursome fare” writes Michael Hogan for telegraph.co.uk. More spookily, Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov (Arben Bajraktaraj) – the first man to die during a space mission, in 1967 – was found alive, well, strangely ageless and prone to suddenly appearing in corridors with a beatific expression. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Italian stocks stage recovery bid as political drama rumbles on

“Italian stocks climbed Wednesday, recovering from a selloff driven by political instability in the country, as the broader European equity market largely found higher footing” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. See: 5 things investors must watch as Italy turmoil shakes global markets French stocks were losing the most in Wednesday’s trade.Italy’s FTSE MIB index I945, +1.65%  climbed 1.5% to 21,676.04 in afternoon trade, coming after Tuesday’s tumble of 2.7%.In the fixed-income market, the country’s 2-year bond yield TMBMKIT-02Y, -28.00%  fell 62 basis points to 1.58%, according to Tradeweb.Traders moved in…

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Here’s why markets are so scared of the latest Italian political drama

“The euro sank, losing 0.7 percent Tuesday to $1.1540, and investors dumped Italian bonds while seeking safety in U.S. Treasurys and German bunds” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Political uncertainty in Italy has unhinged world markets, raising the specter of a euro crisis that could ripple across the global economy and even force the Federal Reserve to slow its rate-hiking plans.”He’s completely lost control of the Italian bond market in two weeks,” said Boockvar.Chandler said he does not expect a new Italian government to push to exit the euro, though…

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Is it too soon to make great drama out of the EU referendum?

“There is an obvious need for a Brexit TV drama that puts the whole sorry business into perspective for leavers and remainers” writes Tim Dowling for theguardian.com. The question is not whether it is too late to make a topical drama out of Brexit, but whether it is too soon.None of these difficulties will matter much if Channel 4’s Brexit drama is good and there is no reason to think it won’t be.Channel 4 is to make a Brexit drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who will play Dominic Cummings, the former…

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Japanese movie ‘Shoplifters’ wins Cannes Palme d’Or

“CANNES, France (Reuters) – Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters”, a movie that wowed audiences for its delicate portrayal of family life and surprising plot twists” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. A woman director, Nadine Labaki from Lebanon, won the Jury Prize – effectively the bronze medal – for “Capharnaum”, a realist drama about childhood neglect in the slums of Beirut. Poland’s Pawel Pawlikowski won Best Director for “Cold War”, a romance that moves from the peasant farms of Poland to…

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