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Adam Bellotto is an entertainment writer (that is, film, television, gaming, comics, and anything else) and TV blogger for Starpulse. His work can be read at Film School Rejects and Perihelion Science Fiction, among other places. Find him on Twitter right over here-

The World's Cutest Seal Wants A Belly Rub In Adorable New Video (Watch!)

9/1/2015 9:09pm EDT
Seals are already known for their cuteness (don’t believe us? Just click this link. You’re welcome), but a video that’s quickly gone viral maybe the cutest thing involving a seal we’ve ever seen.

According to Paw My Gosh, the video finds videographer Gary Grayson doing a little scuba diving near the Gilly Isles (just off the coast of Great Britain) when he runs into a friendly seal. A really friendly seal. Like, the friendliest seal you’ll ever see.

In the video, the seal gets right up in Grayson’s face, nuzzling him and giving him what almost look like seal kisses (does such a thing even...

Ne-Yo And Girlfriend Crystal Renay Aren't Married, But They Are Engaged (And Pregnant!)

9/1/2015 8:40pm EDT
Crystal Renay
Rumors were everywhere last week that Ne-Yo and his girlfriend Crystal Renay had gotten married in a secret ceremony. According to Us Weekly, it turns out those rumors weren’t quite right… but they were close!

Here’s the real scoop- Ne-Yo and Crystal aren’t married already, but they will be soon! And on top of that, they’ll be having a baby! During Sunday night’s VMAs, Ne-Yo took the time to send out a pic of Crystal on Instagram (he also made an appearance during the show, to introduce a performance by Tori Kelly).


A photo posted by NE-YO (@neyo) on Aug 30, 2015 ...

How Did Colin Farrell Use A Frying Pan To Quit Smoking?

9/1/2015 8:19pm EDT
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell has quit smoking. But we knew that already- the True Detective actor announced his freedom from cigarettes way back in 2011. But it’s only now, in a new interview with Men’s Health (via ET) that we’re learning all the details on how the star ditched his nasty habit. And it’s so much stranger than you might expect!

Farrell didn’t use nicotine patches or gum, or even E-cigs. Nope. Instead, he wrote a “breakup letter” to the “Spirit of Tobacco,” and set that letter on fire in a frying pan. And poof! No more cigarettes.

"I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco," he exp...

Andrew Garfield Gets Candid About His Terrible Experience With ‘Spider-Man’

9/1/2015 3:24am EDT
Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield was not the world’s most popular Spider-Man. But at least Garfield can admit that- and in a new interview with The Playlist, the actor (and former Peter Parker) delves into just why The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel were such weak sauce.

The secret? Trying to appeal to everyone, rather than just buckle down and make a solid Spider-Man movie.

“The pressure to get it right, to please everyone… it's not going to happen...You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit,” Garfield explained, venting his frustrations. “Like, ‘Eh, that was good.’ [The films are] mas...

Is Stephen Amell Running For Prime Minister Of Canada?

9/1/2015 1:03am EDT
Who would you prefer: President Kanye West, or Prime Minister Steven Amell?

You may not have to choose between the two. According to, the Arrow star is following West’s lead and “announcing his candidacy for political office.” Which is about as legitimate as it sounds, coming from another celebrity with zero experience in politics, announced via Twitter.

Here’s the tweet from Amell, which reads: “If Kanye runs for President, I’ll run for Prime Minister of Canada” (you can probably guess from the context that Amell is Canadian).

If Kanye runs for President, I'll run for Pr...

'Under The Dome' Won't Live To See Season 4

9/1/2015 12:35am EDT
Under the Dome
It’s time to say goodbye to Under the Dome. According to EW, CBS has decided the won’t be renewing the series, which is airing right now and nearly done with its third season.

For some, it’ll be sad news. Under the Dome proved popular enough to last two years longer than anyone thought. It was originally conceived as a limited series- that is, one season in one summer, that’s it. But Under the Dome was a runaway success and CBS greenlit two more seasons. Of course for some this is welcome news, as Under the Dome was never exactly a critical darling. Some might even say it was popular mostl...

Kelly Goodweather Has Become ‘The Strain’s’ Newest, Nastiest Villain

8/31/2015 4:05pm EDT
The Strain
The Strain hasn’t really known what to do with Kelly Goodweather this season. Granting her vampire sentience? Supplying her with an army of creepy vampire kiddos? Both solid plays. But both were taken from the original “Strain” book series, and both were introduced in the season premiere.

Since then? Eh. Every episode has had the same little dash of Kelly. There she is! Hot on the trail of our heroes, with those little vampire kids in tow. Is she actually going to catch up with them? Oh, guess not. Maybe next week.

Last week’s hour was much more involved- a bona fide Kelly fight scene! An...

Should ‘Hannibal’s’ Third Season Have Followed The Books So Closely?

8/30/2015 10:06pm EDT
Hannibal TV Series
That’s it, folks. Hannibal’s over. It’s been a good run (phenomenal, really) and there are roughly 800,000 questions I’ve got after witnessing “The Wrath of the Lamb’s” final blood orgy of a cliffhanger (a literal cliffhanger, no less). But here’s the question that I think is most pressing:

Should Hannibal have clung so closely to Thomas Harris's novels this season?

This year’s been quite the departure from Hannibal season past. Those first two years started with the obvious broad strokes Thomas Harris provided (characters, settings, etc) and built their very own framework. The more exact...

Taser Drones Are Legal In North Dakota After Police Lobbyists Corrupt Nonviolent Bill

8/27/2015 4:56pm EDT
Police in North Dakota have a very unsettling new weapon: taser drones. Specifically, according to a report by The Daily Beast, police officers in North Dakota will now be able to legally use drones mounted with any nonlethal weapon. What counts as a nonlethal weapon? Rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons and tasers.

This seems dangerous. And unbelievably, the man who drafted the bill- North Dakota Representative Rick Becker- didn’t write it with the intent of arming his state’s police with remote control weapons. Originally the bill was meant to require that officers in No...

Watch A Very Unnerving Trailer For Banksy's New Disney Theme Park

8/27/2015 4:30pm EDT
Banksy’s introducing the world to Dismaland- his very own version of a Disney theme park. And according to The Daily Mail, the first trailer (can you have a trailer for a theme park? Guess so) has just been released online, showcasing all the freaky modern art attractions that can be found within.

Welcome to #Banksy's "#Dismaland"!

— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) August 27, 2015

Dismaland was revealed during the weekend of August 21, after being developed in secret for several months in the British resort town of Weston-super-Mar...