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Gwendoline Christie is Captain Phasma: Did ‘Vanity Fair’ leak its own Star Wars reveal?



Few Game of Thrones fans would have thought it possible that Brienne of Tarth could become even more badass. But that’s what will happen in The Force Awakens — in which Gwendoline Christie, who made Brienne famous and was made famous by her, plays the cape-wearing, chrome-plated Stormtrooper known as Captain Phasma.

How do we know this? Because a big reveal that Vanity Fair magazine was apparently planning for Tuesday leaked out on Monday, thanks to ..Vanity Fair?

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Floyd Mayweather handily out-punches Manny Pacquiao in 12 rounds



Still undefeated.

Floyd Mayweather — now 48-and-0 — beat Manny Pacquiao in a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday night, easily dancing away from one straight-ahead flurry after another, racking up points by sticking counter-punches and staying off the ropes — the only place he looked even remotely vulnerable

“First off, I want to thank God for this victory,” Mayweather said after the decision was announced, with two judges scoring the fight 116 to 112, and one 118-110. “I want to thank all…

NFL’s Charles Tillman: 3 Chicago spots for your Draft weekend bucket list



Last night, the NFL Draft was exactly where fans wanted to be as 32 dreams came true in Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. In typical fashion, the first round of the Draft was an emotional thrill ride that fans and players alike will remember for years.

As the drama in Selection Square continues tonight with the second and third rounds getting underway, Visa will also continue its athlete-led showcase of payment innovations. But until then, fans should take some time to explore the 2015 Draft’s…

Great wins start with great picks: Visa amps up for NFL Draft



The NFL Draft will kick off tonight in Chicago for the first time since 1964. And no one is more excited than Visa

After strengthening its official partnership with the NFL and armed with a bevy of payment innovations, Visa is primed to deliver an NFL Draft experience that brings fandom to a new level

Visa’s commitment to be “everywhere NFL fans want to be” will take shape at two interactive locations: The first is a Draft Town exhibit that will connect fans with the full catalog of Visa…

Disused London Underground ‘Skyfall’ station being transformed into a cinema



LONDON — Anyone who’s caught a glimpse into one of London Underground’s dark corridors knows there are a lot of gloomy parts of the network untouched by commuters and tourists underneath the city.

One of those spaces, the disused Charing Cross station in the centre of the city, is opening up for a long weekend in May and screening a series of classic films.

The Underground Film Club will invite movie fans into the…

Musician to fans on Facebook: Delete our music if you support the death penalty



Australian electronic music act The Presets caused a stir on Facebook — telling fans that if they support the executions of Australians in Bali, The Presets don’t want them as fans.

One half of the popular duo, Kim Moyes, went on a Facebook rant at the weekend; so far as we know, his musical partner Julian Hamilton was involved in the posts

It started off innocently enough, with a message of support for Andrew Chan and…

10 ‘Twin Peaks’ facts that are crazier than the Log Lady



RICHMOND, Virginia — There are many unsolved mysteries from Twin Peaks that, for 25 years, have left fans desperate for more, or at least an explanation.

Did Shelly say yes? Did Lucy have a boy or girl? What the hell happened to the log lady? All of these things we still don’t have answers to. However, there are a few behind-the-scenes secrets fans can appreciate until the fate of Season 3 at Showtime is decided

Mashable attended…

Nicki Minaj makes silent Coachella cameos at Drake and David Guetta’s sets



INDIO, California — Nicki Minaj hopped from one stage to another Sunday night, giving Coachella attendees two surprise cameos yet opting to not perform during either.

The “Anaconda” rapper joined David Guetta to promote their new single “Hey Mama.” But instead of performing it, Minaj lip synced a verse, blew a kiss and left

#HeyMama Nicki Minaj x David Guetta pic.twitter.com/xYgoA7vEoB

— Team Minaj France (@TeamMinajFrance) April 20, 2015

Fans go crazy over Kanye West’s surprise mini concert at Coachella



INDIO, California — As some Coachella attendees made their way toward the exit to beat the traffic Saturday night, a familiar voice stopped them in their tracks

It was none other than Kanye West, who unexpectedly came out to perform during The Weeknd’s set. Fans who were leaving sprinted back toward the main stage

Yeezy started his mini concert with “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” which awakened a Coachella audience…

Finish him! ‘Mortal Kombat X’ is the bloody next chapter fans deserve



It took just four button taps to squeeze a man’s guts out, like a tube of toothpaste. Except you wouldn’t brush your teeth with shimmering, red entrails. Five minutes later, a few more button taps left my victim’s skull bisected. Her brain rolled out and her tongue lolled outside of a face without a jaw.

Absurd levels of gore are only part of the Mortal Kombat experience, but revelling in the shattered bones and oozing guts is something that unites casual and serious fans. You know you’ve…