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Rejoice, Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Is Now on Streaming

One of the biggest (and most surprising) flops of the year so far was Ambulance, Michael Bay’s return to the world of (slightly) more grounded action movies after years in the wilderness of bad Transformers sequels. The movie featured a solid premise, a great cast that included Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez, and Garret Dillahunt, and some of the most dynamic camerawork of Bay’s entire career.
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Judge Denies Johnny Depp’s Motion to Dismiss Amber Heard’s $100 Million Defamation Countersuit

The judge overseeing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's ongoing legal battle denied a motion to dismiss the Aquaman actress' countersuit. The world has been following the former couple's legal battle closely as it plays out in the courtroom and the media. Depp sued Heard for $50 million and claimed that he was defamed by a 2018 op-ed she wrote about her experiences with an unnamed abusive partner.
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Several Dead Following Shooting at Uvalde, Texas Elementary School

UPDATE 9:38 PM CENTRAL: CBS News has reported more details about what unfolded at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday. According to their report, the shooter - identified as 18-year-old Uvalde resident Salvador Ramos - entered the school at approximately 11:32 AM Central after fatally shooting his grandmother and crashing his vehicle near the campus. Ramos was reportedly wearing body armor and armed with a handgun and possibly a rifle, and was firing at students, faculty, and "whoever was in his way".

Disney Announces First Avengers Theme Park Ride

Disney’s first theme park land based on Marvel’s Avengers characters opened at Disneyland’s California Adventure last summer. But the main ride in “Avengers Campus” is a Spider-Man simulator, and the other attraction in the area is a Guardians of the Galaxy ride that’s been in the park for several years. You can meet the Avengers characters as they roam around the area, but there’s no actual Avengers ride in Avengers Campus. At least not for the time being.

Why Peter Frampton’s ‘I’m in You’ Was Doomed to Fail

Peter Frampton became an overnight sensation with the release of 1976's Frampton Comes Alive! But when the young rocker hit the studio to record its follow-up, I'm in You, he had nowhere to go but down. After establishing himself in the psychedelic pop-rock band the Herd and blues-rock supergroup Humble...

Aerosmith Cancel Summer Vegas Shows as Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

Aerosmith have canceled their first set of 2022 Las Vegas residency dates so Steven Tyler can seek treatment following a relapse. "As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked hard on his sobriety for many years," the band wrote in a statement shared on social media. "After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery. We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being.

Minnesota State Fair Reveals 2022 Free Entertainment Lineup

It's crazy to think summer is almost here. That means nice weather and of course, the biggest event of the season: the Minnesota State Fair!. The Minnesota State Fair is known for its food, drinks and concerts! They start revealing their big concert lineups months in advance. In early February, they announced their first headliners. Zac Brown Band will take the stage at the fair on Friday, September 2nd.

Poison’s Bret Michaels Shares His Signature Bandana Folding Technique

Poison singer and recognizable rock star Bret Michaels shows how he folds his signature bandana in a new video the musician posted to social media. Michaels, also known for his reality TV stints on Rock of Love and The Celebrity Apprentice, frequently sports the headband look, as Poison listeners and hair metal fans are likely aware. It's become such an identifiable part of the singer's charm that it's hard to imagine him without a bandana or some other piece of headwear.

See The 40th Anniversary Of John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ In Duluth

One of the most iconic horror/science fiction movies is getting an anniversary screening and there will be a showing in Duluth. I was born into loving horror movies due to my dad being a huge horror movie fanatic. Even with the movie turning 40, I believe it still holds up to this day. I'm also pretty sure the popular mobile game 'Among Us' got its inspiration from this film.

Duluth Library Introduces ‘Little Library Go!’ Outreach Van

Last week we talked with Library Laura on the Breakfast Club, and she teased that big news was coming to the Duluth Public Library. She couldn't spill the beans, and we had to wait as everyone else did for the big Saturday announcement at the Library. They debuted a new outreach van for the library, that's aimed to help get kids reading across the city.

Everything New on HBO Max in June

This June on HBO Max, you can go back to the future with the fourth season of Westworld, as the ongoing story of the conflict between man and artificial intelligence in the 2050s resumes — this season with recent Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose joining the cast. There’s also a new...

New Trailer for Upcoming ‘Elvis’ Movie Reveals More Plot

A new and expanded Elvis trailer dives deeper into the movie's storyline and reveals star Austin Butler's ability to match Elvis Presley's singing voice. The film's first trailer, released in mid-February, skimmed the icon's rise to fame, but the new trailer reveals much more. "If you don't do the business, the business will do you," B.B. King tells Presley in the expanded trailer, prompting the King of Rock 'n' Roll to start giving his predominantly female audience more of what they want. “I’m gonna show you what the real Elvis is like tonight,” Butler declares as he begins to shake his hips.

Bruce Springsteen Announces 2023 Tour With the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen has announced a new tour, his first trek with the E Street Band since 2017. The dates announced thus far begin April 28, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, with the tour winding its way across Europe. The final date currently on the calendar is July 25 in Italy. Multiple reports have indicated that a U.S. leg will take place in February, prior to the overseas performances. Spin adds that a second U.S. leg will likely begin in August. Those dates have yet to be announced.

Duluth To Require Masks In All City Buildings Effective May 23

The City of Duluth is once again requiring that masks be worn indoors in all city facilities. The change back to masks is effective as of 4:30 PM on Monday, May 23 and is effective for everyone - regardless of vaccination status. The move comes as COVID-19 numbers have risen dramatically in the Northland.

Report: Timberwolves Hire Nuggets President Tim Connelly As New President Of Basketball Operations

Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly and the Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly agreed to a deal to make Connelly the new Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. The deal, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, will not only add a high-profile figure to Minnesota's front office, but it will also make Connelly one of the highest-compensated executives in the league.