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Star Trek 4: Chris Hemsworth Explains Why He Dropped Out

The next film in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek 4, has been something of a long journey. The film, which would be the 14th in the overall franchise and the fourth in the reboot series, has been in development in one iteration or another since 2015 and while it seemed like we might be getting close to the film becoming reality when it was set for a December 2023 release date, Paramount removed the film from its release schedule earlier this year. But well before this point there were scrapped scripts and other ideas for Star Trek 4, including one that would have seen Chris Hemsworth return as George Kirk. Hemsworth ultimately dropped out of that project and now, he's opening up about why that version of things didn't work out.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special: Chris Pratt Shares Behind-the-Scenes Content Featuring Kevin Bacon and More

The final MCU project of the year is finally here! The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special hit Disney+ yesterday, and it follows Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista) as they decide to take a trip to Earth and kidnap Kevin Bacon as a present for Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). The new "Special Presentation" is up on Rotten Tomatoes with an 89% critics score and an 85% audience score. ComicBook.com's Nathaniel Brail gave the James Gunn-directed special a 4 out of 5 and called it "a good watch for the holidays." In honor of the special's release, Pratt took to social media to share some fun behind-the-scenes content.
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Injury sidelines Badgers RB Braelon Allen for Minnesota game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin won’t have leading rusher Braelon Allen available for the Badgers’ regular-season finale Saturday with Minnesota. The Badgers’ pregame status report lists Allen as out due to an injured right leg. Allen, who has been playing with a shoulder injury late this season, hurt his ankle last week in a 15-14 victory at Nebraska. Allen has rushed for 1,126 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Wisconsin also will be playing the first half of Saturday’s game without star outside linebacker Nick Herbig, who was penalized for targeting in the second half of the Nebraska game. Herbig has 11 sacks this season and leads all Football Bowl Subdivision players with 1.1 sacks per game.
MADISON, WI
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IU football vs. Purdue live updates and discussion thread: Pre-game warmups

PURDUE (7-4, 5-3) at INDIANA (4-7, 2-6) Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Eastern, Saturday. Location: Bloomington, Ind., Memorial Stadium (52,656; field turf) Television: Big Ten Network — Cory Provus (pbp), Matt Millen (analyst), Elise Menaker (sideline) Stream: Fox Sports. Radio: IU Football radio network. Odds: Purdue is a 10.5-point favorite. Weather...
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
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GM To Offer EVs In One Third Of All Vehicle Segments By 2025

GM is gearing up to massively expand its EV portfolio within the next couple of years. With the recent introduction of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and the Cadillac Lyriq, as well as the impending arrival of the Chevy Equinox EV, the Chevy Blazer EV, the Chevy Silverado EV and the GMC Sierra EV, the automaker will soon be offering electric vehicles in the most popular vehicle segments. In fact, GM has announced that it will offer EVs in one-third of all vehicle segments by 2025.
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#25 Iowa vs TCU: Preview, How to Watch, + Game Thread

The #25 Iowa Hawkeyes (5-0) return to the court in Niceville, FL to face the TCU Horned Frogs (4-1) in the championship of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Horned Frogs followed Iowa’s 74-71 win over Clemson with a 59-48 BARNBURNER victory over California. TCU entered the season ranked 14th,...
FORT WORTH, TX

NYC Migrant Crisis Extends Into NJ

Migrants and asylum-seekers enter NJ.Photo by(AlxeyPnferov/iStock) New York’s Mayor Eric Adams is caught in the crossfires of controversy after declaring a State of Emergency and allowing migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers who have entered the country illegally, to occupy expensive tents, hotels, and ships as they transition to American life.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
Cincinnati Herald

Future Ambassadors return making Thanksgiving happier for 300 families

Future Ambassadors Inc. has provided Thanksgiving Day meals to the families of our young men and women, many of whom are living in high crime neighborhoods, single parent homes, and severe poverty and need assistance in having a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner. Dorron Hunter is the founder and leader of...
CINCINNATI, OH
NECN

Kylian Mbappé Scores in Second Straight Game at World Cup

Kylian Mbappé is on a roll in Qatar. The French phenom scored in his second consecutive game to open the 2022 World Cup, this time giving his team a 1-0 lead against Denmark on Saturday. Mbappé had come close on a couple of occasions earlier against Denmark. He finally...
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BetMGM Maryland free bets: $1,000 sign up value in MD

Dimers.com provides exclusive sports betting content to PennLive.com, including picks, analysis, tools, and sportsbook offers to help bettors get in on the action. Please wager responsibly. Using this BetMGM promo code, sports lovers in Maryland who bet on any event this week can earn a $1,000 free bet by clicking...
MARYLAND STATE

Pretend Play for Toddlers

Oh, the toddler stage. The toddler stage is so full of learning and imagination. Anything can be turned into a toy. Even something as simple as a cardboard box! Yes, we’ve had to fight our toddler over recycling cardboard boxes on trash days on many occasions. 😆 While there is nothing wrong with a cardboard box (in fact, it is a great open-ended toy to spur imagination and creativity), pretend toys are great for long-lasting fun and should be a part of any baby or toddler’s playroom.
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Volunteer to be a bell ringer

PIKE COUNTY, Mo. — Jo Anne Walker, right, contributes to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign with a donation at Bowling Green Walmart as volunteer Denise Harvey rings a bell. More volunteers are needed for bell-ringing shifts at Walmart and at County Market in Louisiana. The campaign runs through Dec. 24. To sign up, call NECAC Pike County Service Coordinator Penny Dixon weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 573-324-2207.
BOWLING GREEN, MO
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People in The Villages are not stuck up

The current population of The Villages is over 140,000, with over 71,000 homes. To give you some perspective, The Villages’s population is greater than Manhattan, and if it was a city in Florida, it would rank #14, just behind Gainesville on the list of over 500 cities. When the snowbirds arrive, the population increases by 12,000-14,000. Not everybody, on everyday is going to be Cheery. But, we do have a bunch of stuck-ups.
FLORIDA STATE
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Deadly wreck on I-85 near Freedom, Brookshire: Medic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A deadly wreck occurred Saturday on I-85, according to Charlotte Medic. Officials said the motor vehicle accident occurred sometime before 2 p.m. in between Freedom Drive and Brookshire Boulevard on I-85 southbound. One victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Details of the...
CHARLOTTE, NC