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‘Yuri On Ice’ Based On Real-Life Figure Skaters – Yuri And Victor Bear Uncanny Resemblance To Actual Athletes In Japanese Anime ‘YOI’

18 January, by Patrick Frye[ —]

‘Yuri On Ice’ Based On Real-Life Figure Skaters, Dance Routines, And Avenues – Yuri And Victor Share Uncanny Resemblance To Actual Athletes

Yuri On Ice has managed to capture and retain fans’ attention owing to the immersive storyline. Incidentally, the reason why YOI appears so realistic is because it reportedly draws inspiration from real-life skaters, their highly demanding and intensive dance routines, and actual avenues and stadiums. Combined, these aspects allowed the story to look and feel real.

Interestingly, the plot for Yuri On Ice, the immensely popular Japanese sports anime television series, is not the only thing that is realistic. Yuri and Victor’s characters are based on multiple real-life figure skaters. In fact, while Russian figure skater Victor, who agrees to become Yuri’s coach, is based on a real-life Russian figure skater, Yuri On Ice protagonist, Yuri Katsuki, is based on two Japanese figure skaters. Although the semblance is intentionally superficial, the animated characters certainly seem to take a lot of characteristics of their real-life counterparts.

'Yuri On Ice' Based On Real-Life Figure Skaters, Dance Routines, And Avenues – Yuri And Victor Share Uncanny Resemblance To Actual Athletes
[Image by Mitsurō Kubo/Yuri!!! On Ice/Funimation]

As revealed by a real-life figure skater last year, Yuri Katsuki bears an uncanny resemblance to Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu. Interestingly, the similarities do not end at their identical facial structure, posture and stances, but go way beyond. Just like Yuri in YOI, Hanyu idolizes Russian figure skaters. Besides Hanyu, Yuri’s life, career progression and even emotional state of mind seems to have drawn inspiration from real-life figure skaters.

Yuri’s career path and life appears to be loosely based on Japanese figure skater Tatsuki Machida. The real-life skater finished last in his very first Grand Prix Final. Moreover, Yuri shares the same age with Machida. Both are 23-year-old. The figure skating world is a young man’s game. Skaters start very early, and by the time they are in the mid to late 20s, these skaters have already begun contemplating retirement. While the emotional rigors are intense, the actual sport is very demanding on the human body, and requires extreme agility and strength to pull off the stunts.


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In Yuri On Ice, Yuri suffers from a humiliating defeat early on in his career, and despite being an able athlete, he suffers from poor self-esteem. While the protagonist does possess all the right technical aspects that make a great skater, he lacks the emotional punch that judges are keen to observe in top athletes. Interestingly, after the Grand Prix Final rankings, Tatsuki Machida had a chance to compete in the World Championships. Although he tried hard, Machida failed to win gold. Perhaps as a consequence, Machida reportedly suffered from a low self-esteem. Creators of Yuri On Ice may have drawn inspiration from Machida’s “loser moments” and built Yuri’s character accordingly. It is these finer connections that make the protagonist relatable and lovable.

On the other hand, Yuri’s coach, Victor, may have been molded from the real-life character who Yuzuru Hanyu idolized. However, the semblance is quite brief. While fans would have liked Victor’s character to have been a little more inspired from Evgeni Plushenko, the creators have infused several other elements from real-life skaters in Yuri On Ice.

'Yuri On Ice' Based On Real-Life Figure Skaters, Dance Routines, And Avenues – Yuri And Victor Share Uncanny Resemblance To Actual Athletes
[Image by Mitsurō Kubo/Yuri!!! On Ice/Funimation]

Although Japanese anime Yuri On Ice ended last year, the series’ popularity has only increased in the past few weeks. There have been persistent demands and rumors that indicate Yuri and Victor’s story, and that of other figure skaters in YOI, have many aspects still left to be tackled.

Chances of Yuri On Ice getting a second season appear quite high. Besides the fact that creator, Kubo Mitsuro hinted she wants to work on a sequel to YOI, many other renowned real-life figure-skaters and 2018 Winter Olympics favorites have endorsed the Japanese anime.

[Featured Image by Mitsuro Kubo/Yuri!!! On Ice]

‘Yuri On Ice’ Based On Real-Life Figure Skaters – Yuri And Victor Bear Uncanny Resemblance To Actual Athletes In Japanese Anime ‘YOI’ is an article from: The Inquisitr News


Aaron Rodgers’ Family Feud Broken Down: Everything He And Jordan Rodgers Have Said About Their Broken Family

18 January, by Perry Carpenter[ —]

Aaron Rodgers Family Feud Broken Down: Everything He And Jordan Rodgers Have Said About Their Broken Family [Featured Image by Leon Halip/Getty Images]

Despite an epic run in the NFL playoffs, Aaron Rodgers can’t escape news of his broken family. While Aaron and the Green Bay Packers fight for a chance to play in the Super Bowl, his family feud continues to raise questions about his personal life.

According to People, Aaron’s father made headlines last week when he confirmed that he hasn’t spoken to his son in years. During an interview with the New York Times, Ed Rodgers blamed Aaron’s rise to fame for their shattered relationship.

“Fame can change things,” Ed shared.

Reports of family problems first surfaced during Jordan Rodgers’ time on The Bachelorette. During a heart to heart conversation with JoJo Fletcher, Jordan revealed that Aaron doesn’t really talk to the family anymore.

“It’s just the way he’s chosen to do life. I chose to stay close with my family and my parents and my brother [Luke].”

Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher [Image by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Mohegan Sun]

Later in the season, Luke opened up about the family drama. He didn’t reveal the reasons why Aaron no longer comes around – although it has been widely reported that it has to do with his relationship with actress Olivia Munn – but he did admit that the severe relationship hurts everyone.

“It pains both of us like, not to have that relationship [with Aaron] – we miss our brother,” Luke shared. “I trust that God brings things full circle and that everything would just get back to us being a family.”

While Jordan advanced to the final round of the hit reality show, Aaron was asked about the comments. In reply, Yahoo reports that Aaron Rodgers admitted that he wasn’t following Jordan on the show and refused to talk about family issues with the media.

“I haven’t seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn’t really affected me a whole lot,” Aaron revealed. “As far as those kinds of things go, I’ve always found that it’s a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I’m just – I’m not going to speak on those things, but I wish him well in the competition.”

Jordan later explained his reasoning for talking about the sensitive subject on national TV. He admitted that he hadn’t thought it would become an issue prior to the show and only wanted to be “honest” with Fletcher “every step of the way.”

“You don’t get any time off camera,” he continued. “So, we’re talking about really trying to get to an engagement – you got to share everything. It had to be talked about.”

CBS Sports is reporting that Aaron was asked about his family life right before his recent playoff game with the Dallas Cowboys. Once again, Aaron refused to address the concerns surrounding his family, saying, “I just don’t think it’s appropriate talking about family stuff publicly.”

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn [Image by Christopher Polk/Getty Images]

Aaron went on to admit that he didn’t know if Jordan – who currently lives in Dallas – bought tickets for the game. It’s safe to say that Aaron’s family will not be attending his upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons.

It’s also a good bet that Aaron won’t discuss his family life in front of the cameras. In fact, an inside source told People that Aaron is doing his best to keep the situation from getting out of hand.

“Aaron has never wanted want to air this out in a public forum. He’s going through great precautions not to make things worse. You’re not going to see him on Oprah crying about all of this. He will deal with his family issues privately.”

While it isn’t likely that Aaron will repair his broken family relations, Jordan has no plans to exclude him from his wedding with Fletcher. “There’s no scenario in which I wouldn’t want my entire family at a wedding, so absolutely, that’s something all of our family wants and hopes for at some point,” Jordan explained.

Tell us! Whose side are you on – Aaron Rodgers or Jordan Rodgers and the rest of the family? Let us know in the comments below.

[Featured Image by Leon Halip/Getty Images]

Aaron Rodgers’ Family Feud Broken Down: Everything He And Jordan Rodgers Have Said About Their Broken Family is an article from: The Inquisitr News


Donald Trump Odds 2017: Latest Prop Bets Include Will Barack Obama Pardon Hillary Clinton, Trump Impeachment or Divorce & Updated 2020 Presidential Odds

18 January, by Joseph Karbousky[ —]

Trump 2016 Odds

We are approximately 48 hours from Donald Trump officially being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. While many folks are still having a problem wrapping their head around that concept, others can’t wait for Trump to finally take over the Oval Office.

No matter if you’re for or against Trump the fact of the matter is change in the White House and across the country is coming and millions of people are wagering on how these future events will play out.

According to a Houston Press report, Donald Trump inauguration prop bets are starting to pick up in popularity and as we creep towards Inauguration day more money is starting to flow in.

Trump 2016 prop bets
Donald Trump had record crowds this political season, making him the favorite to win a second term already. [Image by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images]

Online bookmaker Paddy Power, who has been known to put odds out on just about anything and everything you could think of wagering on, has added even more props to their American politics list.

The Irish sports book made headlines back in November when gamblers won over $4 million on wagers made on Trump to win the 2016 Presidential Election. Since then, Paddy Power has put out numerous prop bets on some of the craziest things when it comes to American politics, and gamblers are eating them up!

Two of the more popular prop bets that are being wagered on at the moment include “Will Donald Trump be impeached within his first six months of his Presidency” and “Will Donald Trump and Melania split in 2017?”

Paddy Power Trump Odds
Donald Trump prop bets are growing quickly in popularity. [Image by Paddy Power.com]

Paddy Power has set the odds at 4/1 that Trump will be impeached from his job as the leader of the free world before his first six months are complete, while the odds are much higher for a Trump divorce taking place during his Presidential term. Those odds are currently sitting at 16/1.

While a Donald/Melania split would pay out nicely at those odds, it is highly unlikely that is going to happen.

How about Barack Obama pardoning Hillary Clinton?

The speculation has been running rampant for weeks now on who the current President will pardon as he is walking out the door – more specifically if he will pardon Hillary Clinton.

From the Clinton Foundation, Benghazi, to thousands of deleted emails, speculation has followed the Clintons for decades. From investigations being on then off to possibly back on again, it seems like the Hillary saga just keeps lingering on.

Obama Clinton 2016
Will President Barack Obama pardon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before he leaves office? [Image by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images]

Could President Obama pardon Clinton and make all of this speculation go away? Does Clinton even need to be pardoned? All of that is up to high priced lawyers and politicians, and the prop bets are up to the public!

“Will Barack Obama pardon Hillary Clinton?”

The odds are set at 15/1 that Obama will give HRC a midnight pardon. Those are some nice odds if you believe that this could happen.

If you think those prop bets are outrageous, they are just the tip of the iceberg.

How about wagering on if Trump will turn the White House gold or if the infamous “golden shower” event that was rumored to take place had been recorded and video footage somehow ended up online.

Yes, Paddy Power has a history of letting the public wager on some very odd events, and they are keeping up with tradition for the upcoming Trump presidential term.

If you are one of the millions who has had enough of politics, just take a deep breath and relax. After all, it will be a good 1,100 days or so before the 2020 Presidential hype begins.

Presidential Odds 2020
The Presidential Odds for 2020 have seen Hillary Clinton rise of late. [Image by Paddy Power.com]

And yes, you can already wager on the 2020 Presidential election. The odds are listed above.

The odds to be the next President have been out for nearly four months now, and they have changed somewhat over the last two weeks.

Odds only go down when people wager on that particular prop bet, so does that mean gamers are wagering on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to be the President in 2020? He was once at 150/1. Now Johnson is 100/1.

[Featured Image by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

Donald Trump Odds 2017: Latest Prop Bets Include Will Barack Obama Pardon Hillary Clinton, Trump Impeachment or Divorce  Updated 2020 Presidential Odds is an article from: The Inquisitr News


Karrueche Tran Allegedly Blocks Fan For Mentioning Rihanna And Chris Brown Amid Reconciliation Reports

18 January, by Emily Hutchinson[ —]

Karrueche Tran, Rihanna

Are Rihanna and Karrueche Tran once again caught in a feud over Chris Brown?

Karrueche may be reigniting her alleged past feud with Rihanna over the twosome’s mutual ex-boyfriend amid claims she recently blocked a fan who mentioned Rihanna’s romance with Chris as reports allege that Brown and the “Love On The Brain” singer could allegedly be looking to get back together.

Instagram user Tommy Rosiers claimed to have been blocked by Tran on social media on January 17 after he replied to one of the model’s recent tweets by accusing Karrueche of dating Brown while he was still in a relationship with Rihanna.

The social media user posted screen shots of his interaction with Karrueche to Instagram, which showed he replied to Tran’s recent tweet in which Brown’s former girlfriend wrote, “If you have a girl, wife, fiancée, gf, ting, bae… please don’t bother.”

Chris Brown  Karrueche Tran
[Image by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for H&M]

Rosiers then posted a screen shot of his reply on Twitter, in which he accused Tran of dating Chris while he was with Rihanna, as well as a screen shot proving that his comment got him blocked by the model. “[Karrueche] says this when she dated Chris the same time he was dating Rihanna,” Tommy’s reply to Karrueche’s tweet read.

The Instagram user then posted another exchange between himself and Tran to Instagram, in which he claimed that Karrueche “couldn’t handle the truth” and blocked him after Rihanna’s name was brought up, to which Brown’s former flame had a pretty interesting response.

Writing, “She’s acting like I don’t have proof,” Tommy then posted Karruche’s Instagram reply to the social media site, where Tran hit back, “No because you dumb af and don’t know your facts. All dumb s*** gets blocked.”

Karrueche Tran
[Image by Loreen Sarkis/Getty Images]

Tommy wasn’t the only one to call out Karrueche for her Twitter post, as a number of other social media users claimed Tran was being hypocritical on the social media site by accusing her of dating Brown whilst he was still with Rihanna.

“But yet you was with Chris when he was with Rihanna… stop searching for attention,” @james_stlyons hit back at Tran, while @chris2507 also dragged Rihanna into the Karrueche drama by replying, “Didn’t you date Chris when he was with Rihanna!!??”

Despite Karrueche Tran’s recent denials, Tran did appear to admit that Chris Brown was at one point dating both her and Rihanna during a 2015 interview with Iyanla Vanzant according to Daily Mail, where she recalled the moment she discovered Brown was dating both her and Rihanna at the same time.

“I didn’t want to believe it,” Tran told Vanzant when asked if she was aware that Brown was also “dealing” with Rihanna while still dating her during an interview for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. “I was under the impression that it was a friend-type of… not a friend, but it wasn’t what it became to be,” Karrueche said.

Chris Brown  Rihanna
[Image by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS]

Rihanna and Karrueche have been rumored to be locked in a pretty nasty feud ever since the twosome’s relationships with Brown allegedly overlapped, as Hollywood Life alleged in 2015 that Rihanna supposedly slammed Chris’s other famous ex as “tacky.”

“From her outside perspective, she feels she goes too hard on [Chris] and let’s the world in on their business on social media,” a source alleged of Rihanna’s supposed feelings towards Tran amid the feud rumors. “That’s just tacky and childish.”

Tran then allegedly hit back at Rihanna as the feud rumors swirled around both of Brown’s exes, as Karrueche reportedly slammed Rihanna for her apparent diss.

“Karrueche doesn’t know why Rihanna is now trying to fight with her. Maybe she’s mad because Karrueche took Chris from her and she was the one who got dumped in the end,” a source claimed to Hollywood Life of Tran’s reaction to Rihanna’s reported diss amid their rumored feud.

But while Tran and Rihanna have mainly stayed silent on each other in the months that followed, Karrueche’s decision to allegedly start blocking fans across social media for bringing up Rihanna’s name comes amid reports the “Love On The Brain” singer and Brown may allegedly be ready to get back together.

Amid the rampant reconciliation rumors, Radar Online claimed back in November that the two may soon be reconciling by claiming that Chris and Rihanna had supposedly been “talking every day again” since Rihanna split with Drake in October, even alleging that the former couple have “taken tentative steps towards a reunion.”

What do you think of Karrueche Tran blocking fans for mentioning Chris Brown’s history with Rihanna?

[Featured Image by Jesse Grant/Getty Images and Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images]

Karrueche Tran Allegedly Blocks Fan For Mentioning Rihanna And Chris Brown Amid Reconciliation Reports is an article from: The Inquisitr News


Lala Kent Boyfriend: ‘Pump Rules’ Star Admits To Handing Out NDA And Explains Why

18 January, by Mary Jane[ —]

Lala Kent Pump Rules

Lala Kent has been the topic of this season of Vanderpump Rules because she has been very secretive about her life. Kent has hinted that she has started dating someone, but her co-stars quickly guessed that she had been dating a married man. Rather than listen to what Kent was saying about her relationships, her co-stars assumed that she was dating a married man, had ruined a marriage with sex videos and wasn’t dating a famous athlete like Lala was trying to say. So things didn’t get any better for her when rumors surfaced that she had asked her friends to sign a non-disclosure agreement when they were hanging out at Coachella this past summer.

According to a new tweet, Lala Kent is now speaking out about these non-disclosure agreement rumors and surprisingly, she has no problem admitting that she did indeed ask her friends to sign these agreements. As it turns out, she doesn’t want people posting pictures of her on social media without her knowledge. So when Stassi Schroeder started calling out Lala Kent for her decision to get a contract in place, Kent decided to set the record straight.

“Yes. I have people sign an NDA that I am around. I like to know what is being posted, if I happen to appear in a snap, picture, video, etc. The fact that these people have been hit on a hit show for five years and are shocked by this, scares me. Y’all need a new team. Being on a reality tv show is one thing. Me being in my safe place and being filmed and posted is another,” Lala Kent explained in a lengthy tweet, where she admitted to getting contracts in place for people who hang around her.

No word on whether she had Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix sign contracts. The three of them hang out quite a bit and Stassi clearly didn’t believe Ariana when she talked about the agreement and never having signed on. But on Twitter, Kent couldn’t help but call out Schroeder for digging so deep. Her co-stars are convinced that Lala’s boyfriend had something to do with this contract, but it sounds like Kent is taking sole responsibility for it.

“When u don’t have a team there ain’t nobody2call baby. Stop playing like ur a somebody. Ur welcome for Season 5. Stassi, welcome back baby,” Lala Kent wrote on Twitter after learning that Schroeder had written a lengthy Twitter post about her, sharing that Kent should be thankful for the success the show has given her – a show that only exists because of what Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and Katie Maloney has done over the years.

And it sounds like some people think that Schroeder is more popular than Lala Kent simply based on the number of followers she has on social media. But Kent explains that she should be more famous because Stassi has been on the show for five years, where Lala has only filmed Vanderpump Rules for two.

“When both Stassi Schroeder  Kristen Doute have hundreds of thousands more followers than Lala Kent but she’s saying stop acting like ur somebody,” one person wrote to Lala, hinting that her Vanderpump Rules co-stars were more famous than her, to which Lala Kent replied, “As they should baby. I’ve been on less than two years of tv. They’ve been mains on a show for five years. Next.”

What do you think of Lala Kent admitting to handing out non-disclosure agreements to the people around her? Do you think she’s just trying to protect herself because she’s a famous reality star now, or do you think her boyfriend had something to do with it?

[Featured Image by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images]

Lala Kent Boyfriend: ‘Pump Rules’ Star Admits To Handing Out NDA And Explains Why is an article from: The Inquisitr News


Khloe Warned Tristan Only Hanging Around Because Of Kardashian Fame

18 January, by Glenn Minnis[ —]

Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian onstage at the 2016 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielles Angel Foundation For Cancer Research in New York City.

Khloe Kardashian is being warned that NBA boyfriend Tristan Thompson may be just hanging around to cash in on her fame.

Radar Online reports LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammate has become even more well-known since going public with his budding relationship with the reality TV star.

“He’s with her for her social media presence,” added a source. “Since he’s been with Khloe, his following has doubled, which means his endorsement deals will as well. It’s no coincidence that he upgraded from dating an Instagram model [Jordy Craig] to a reality TV star with more than 60 million followers.”

With at least some of her friends growing more suspicious of Thompson’s motives by the day, reports are they have taken to begging Kardashian to end things with him sooner rather than later.

“Khloé is the one putting all the effort into the relationship and her friends fear Tristan will end up hurting her,” a source added. “It’s basketball season and it doesn’t seem like he’s making much effort to see Khloé at all.”

The two have been publicly dating for months and several media outlets have reported the 32-year-old Kardashian recently secured a home in the Cleveland area to be closer to her much younger boyfriend.

Tristan Thompson attends the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, California. [Image by Dave Mangels/Getty Images].

Meanwhile, Craig recently gave birth to her and Thompson’s first child and friends of Kardashian worry all her baggage from her failed marriage with former NBA star Lamar Odom has left her a bit vulnerable and unable to see all the mounting red flags.

Hollywood Life recently reported Kardashian and Thompson have started weighing making appearances on the family’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians” reality show and there is even talk that in time they could land their own spinoff.

“Tristan has no problem being on Khloe’s reality show,” said a source, adding that he has joked that “they would be great on TV together.

“He is open to sharing his life with Khloe with the world… when the NBA season is over of course,” the source added. The two recently rang in the New Year together were they passionately kissed and embraced as the clock ticked down to midnight.

Meanwhile, despite him and Kardashian recently making their divorce final and her clear and present involvement with Thompson, Odom recently went on record with his hope that the two can again find their way back to each other.

In an upcoming episode of The Doctors, Odom admitted that he is still in love with his ex-wife and he looks forward to the day when they might reunite.

The two were married in 2009 and as recently as last year Kardashian camped out at Odom’s hospital bedside after he suffered a near-fatal drug overdose while staying at a Las Vegas brothel.

Odom was hospitalized for several weeks and there was speculation that he and Kardashian might be on the verge of giving things another try before Thompson stepped into the picture.

Kendall Jenner, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian, 50 Cent, Karlie Kloss and Olivier Rousteing attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 in New York City. [Image by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images].

Throughout their marriage, the former couple was dogged by rumors of Odom’s rampant drug use and growing infidelity.

Kardashian and Thompson’s relationship hasn’t been all blissful either. At the start of the NBA season, there were reports he and James butted heads over Kardashian being around the team so much.

Several media outlets reported the two teammates had words about the situation, with Thompson ultimately insisting Kardashian was free to attend any game she chose to.

Some speculated that James might be spooked by talk of the “Kardashian Kurse.” Kardashian also dated fellow NBA star James Harden during the time his Houston Rockets tumbled from a No. 2 seed in the Western Conference all the way down to a No. 8. At the start of the current NFL season, she was also briefly linked to New Giants star Odell Beckham Jr., who jus happened to get off to the slowest start of his NFL career.

Older sister Kim Kardashian was also once married to NBA veteran Kris Humphries for all of 72 days and current husband Kanye West was recently hospitalized after suffering what’s been described as a “psychotic meltdown.”

[Featured Image by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]

Khloe Warned Tristan Only Hanging Around Because Of Kardashian Fame is an article from: The Inquisitr News


‘Pokemon GO’ Update: New Patch Quietly Nerfs Egg Hatching, Buddy Walking Mechanic

18 January, by Lorenzo Tanos[ —]

‘Pokemon GO’ Update: New Patch Quietly Nerfs Egg Hatching, Buddy Walking Mechanic

Time was, you could play Pokemon GO at home, leaving the game on and letting GPS drift do its magic. This loophole of sorts allowed gamers to accumulate small amounts of distance toward egg hatching and buddy walking, allowing them to hatch their eggs or accumulate candy through the Buddy system with no effort, and no actual walking needed. But the latest Pokemon GO update quietly killed that update dead, leaving players with no other choice but to walk (or drive very slowly) in order to add to the distance required for an egg to hatch or candy to be accrued for a given Pokemon Buddy.

One frequent knock against Pokemon GO maker Niantic Labs is how the company arguably makes the game harder and harder to play with each update. The perceived drop-off of 10km eggs, increased chances of Pokemon escaping or fleeing after getting caught, the temporary removal of the step tracker, and the crackdown on third-party apps designed to help players catch more creatures have all been cited as ways for Niantic to add to the challenge, albeit much to the detriment of many players.

Niantic has tried to lure fans back through seasonal events, the introduction of new Pokemon such as Ditto, and, as Heavy explained, the removal of the oh-so-common Pidgey and Rattata from the available creatures that can hatch from 2km eggs. Despite those efforts, excitement and interest in the game has waned significantly, and there has been a huge drop-off in player activity on Pokemon GO.

One would think the newest update for the title would bring about the much-awaited Generation 2 Pokemon or the Legendary Birds, or even something to make it less frustrating to catch, hatch, or walk Pokemon. The Inquisitr reported earlier today that there may be some clues pointing to an imminent Gen 2 update, which should be good for players, but what many players failed to notice right away was the new nerf that makes it even more of a chore to hatch eggs and walk Buddy Pokemon for candy.

As players wait for the rest of the Gen 2 Pokemon to roll out after the holiday events’ limited rollout of seven baby characters, hatching eggs and gathering candy through Buddy Pokemon is all there is to it for many, who are simply waiting to fill out their Pokedex by catching or evolving creatures not easily found in the wild. But the following entry from the new Pokemon GO update’s change log might come as bad news to players who are familiar with the term being referred to.

“Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift.”

According to Forbes, GPS drift is the phenomena that takes place when satellites get scrambled and unsure about your exact position, causing your character to jump to and fro on the in-game map, thereby counting toward your egg hatching or buddy walking distance. It doesn’t exactly work as well as regular walking does, or the currently-being-cracked-down-on process of leaving Pokemon GO on while you’re driving on or a passenger in a vehicle. But if you leave your game on for long enough, it could make a world of difference without players having to step out of the house for a walk or a jog.

With the positive scripting Niantic used in its change log, the new Pokemon GO update’s GPS drift corrections seem like a good thing. But Forbes stressed that this “nerf” may not go down well with players for a number of reasons aside from egg hatching/Buddy walking being the best ways to fill out a Pokedex with a lot of blanks.

For one, the winter months in many parts of the world make it oftentimes difficult, or even impossible for players to step outside and walk. But on a more pointed note, Forbes said that players will find it harder to accumulate additional distance because walking distances in the game credit players too modestly in comparison to the real figure.

“You can track yourself going on a three km run exactly with another device, yet Pokemon GO will say you went no more than 1.9 km. GPS drift doesn’t nearly make up for this disparity, but it did help as a bit of free recompense for distance lost. Presumably this drift fix does not fix the issues with movement-based tracking that currently plague the game.”

Since the release of Pokemon GO, Niantic Labs has been accused by gamers several times on Reddit of being arrogant and unwilling to listen to or care for player concerns. And while it’s too early to say, the new Pokemon GO update might not end up a very popular one, due to how hard it is now for players to get those much-needed kilometers for their eggs or Buddy Pokemon.

[Featured Image by Olivia Harris/Getty Images]

‘Pokemon GO’ Update: New Patch Quietly Nerfs Egg Hatching, Buddy Walking Mechanic is an article from: The Inquisitr News


Selma Blair On Her Plane Outburst: ‘It’s A Regrettable Thing’

18 January, by Lindsay McCane[ —]

Selma Blair On Her Plane Outburst- It’s A Regrettable Thing

Actress Selma Blair is opening up about her plane outburst last year, calling it a “mistake” and a “regrettable thing.”

“It’s a regrettable thing,” Blair told People magazine during an exclusive interview. “Mistakes happen.”

The incident Selma is referring to took place in June 2016 as she traveled with her then four-year-old son Arthur Saint from Cancun, Mexico to Los Angeles. According to eyewitnesses, Blair was traveling first class, drinking a glass of wine, when she started hysterically crying and talking about being abused by an unidentified man.

“He burns my private parts. He won’t let me eat or drink,” she reportedly said. “He beats me. He’s going to kill me.”

Soon, two nurses who were on the same flight came to care for Selma, checking her bag for pills. They quickly realized that Selma had mixed alcohol with the medication, and it was having a strong effect on her.

“She was met by paramedics at LAX as soon as her plane arrived,” a source told People magazine. “It looks like she had taken a combination of prescription medication with alcohol. We don’t know what sort of prescription medications.”

Once they had safely landed, Blair was taken off the plane on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital.

Soon after the incident, Blair issued an apology for her behavior.

“I made a big mistake yesterday,” she said, according to Vanity Fair.“After a lovely trip with my son and his Dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret. My son was with his Dad asleep with his headphones on, so there is that saving grace. I take this very seriously, and I apologize to all of the passengers and crew that I disturbed and am thankful to all of the people who helped me in the aftermath. I am a flawed human being who makes mistakes and am filled with shame over this incident. I am truly very sorry.”

It’s now been seven months since Selma’s plane outburst, and she is opening up about the incident, saying she is “recovered” and “doing great.”

“I’m recovered, and my family is fully recovered,” she said. “We’re doing great. I’m doing great, I’m taking care of myself. It was a one-time accident.”

In October, the actress also spoke of the incident, which she called “embarrassing” and “a total psychotic blackout” on The Talk.

“I am someone that should never drink and I rarely do — I don’t drink anymore — but I did,” she said at the time. “I was going through something, I had a glass of wine, someone gave me a pill that I thought was something I had taken before, which I don’t take on a regular basis, it was something completely different. Very bad choice. And I had a total psychotic blackout.”

“It was horrible and frightening,” she continued. “I had empathy for myself actually afterwards because it was actually so out of character for me, especially because I’m a mother.”

Selma Blair made her breakthrough in the entertainment industry when she landed roles in Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde. Most recently, Blair played Kris Jenner in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

[Featured Image by Theo Wargo/Getty Images]

Selma Blair On Her Plane Outburst: ‘It’s A Regrettable Thing’ is an article from: The Inquisitr News


Jesinta Campbell Side Boob Show Following No Nipple Policy Of Instagram

18 January, by Ruchi Gupta[ —]

Jesinta Campbell Side Boob Show

Jesinta Campbell, famed model and wife of AFL star Lance Franklin, has created quite a buzz on social media and the internet after she posted a pretty revealing sideboob photo of herself on Instagram this past Monday. The model has most certainly turned some heads, including that of her hubby after posting the nude pic she had posed for on social media. The 25-year-old Jesinta posted the classy-looking black and white photo of herself, with her back facing the camera, glancing the picture with a now famous shot of her nipple.

Studio w// @pierretoussaint @IMGmodels

A photo posted by JESINTA FRANKLIN (@jesinta_franklin) on

Jesinta did not leave herself out there for all to gawk at due to Instagram’s no-nipple policy, politely covering up the faux pas with a strategically placed star, which she photoshopped in herself. The former Miss Universe has not always been so well endowered in the breast department having undergone breast enhancement surgery when she was just a teenager. Jesinta optioned up from her previous A cup to a slightly larger, yet still relatively modest B cup.

“There are a lot of factors in the reason why I chose to have plastic surgery, but I certainly do not regret it.”

Jesinta Campbell Side Boob Show
[Image by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images]

The model and now wife described the operation as a “small procedure,” and it was reported by the Daily Telegraph that the procedure cost her a Wonderbra contract, claiming the contract was terminated when her implants were discovered.

Sideboob Art In The Name Of Love

After Jesinta and now husband Lance “Buddy” Franklin finally tied the knot after putting the ceremony on hold several times, decided to sketch her love for him onto her body permanently. Jes dedicated her new tattoo to her hubby and gave the world a generous look while the couple enjoyed a beach day together in Watson’s Bay, just east of Sydney. The model and newlywed decided to go braless, sporting a flimsy black dress that left not too much to the imagination. The thin, strappy dress falling loosely to reveal to some lucky beach-goers a hint of her magnificently shaped cleavage, while Lance strutted his stuff around the beach in his “take no prisoners” Speedo look.

The passionate fitness enthusiast seems to have no issues showing off her well-manicured physique and has admitted that she has gained a lot more body confidence since meeting her new beau Buddy way back in 2013.

Jesinta Campbell Side Boob Show
[Image by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images]

“I feel so comfortable naked, which is funny – I never felt like that until I was with my fiancé.”

Although she admits that her body confidence has increased since meeting Lance, Jesinta believes that you should not rely on someone else’s love to determine your own self-love, but does admit that as she gets older she is starting to feel more comfortable in her own skin and body.

Go Team Franklin

During an interview with the fashion all-rounder Harper Bazaar, the 25-year-old decided to open up about her life as a new wife, and thus a married woman.

“Getting married was such a sacred, revered thing, we wanted to keep it just for ourselves. Changing my name meant a lot to Buddy, and we are a team now. Team Franklin!”

Although changing her name has led to concerns over her career, especially when it comes to branding, Jesinta is not worried and insists that her beau is her top priority. The couple tied the knot in an extremely secretive ceremony which was held at Blue Mountain in Sydney, Australia after the pair got engaged in December 2014.

Happy NY! ???? Hope everyone has a great 2017 ????????

A photo posted by Buddy Franklin (@buddy_franklin23) on

It is believed that the AFL star had proposed to the model with a blinder of a diamond ring valued at around $100,000. In recent years there has been no talk from the couple of having kids anytime soon, but Jesinta has not shut that door just yet, hinting that this may be the year.

“Your body is actually an incredible thing. One day I’ll have a baby and this body will create a human. Once you appreciate that, then you become more accepting and respectful of yourself.”

[Featured Image by Isaac Brekken/AP Images]

Jesinta Campbell Side Boob Show Following No Nipple Policy Of Instagram is an article from: The Inquisitr News


Trump’s Twitter: ‘NBC News’ Is ‘Fake News’ – Ford, G.M., Lockheed Came Back To U.S. Because Of Me!

18 January, by Paula Mooney[ —]

Trumps Twitter: NBC News Is Fake News - Ford, G.M., Lockheed Came Back To U.S. Because Of Me!

President-elect Donald Trump is awake and tweeting on Wednesday, January 18. Trump had a lot to tweet about the recent companies that have been in the news, although Trump is calling another news outlet “fake news,” so much so that Trump saw fit to capitalize the “fake news” phrase on Twitter. As seen in the above photo, Trump spoke at the presidential inaugural Chairman’s Global Dinner, on Tuesday, January 17, in Washington. By the next morning, the Twitter account was busy calling NBC News “fake news” and taking credit for companies like Ford, General Motors and Lockheed and their announcements that jobs were returning to the U.S., as witnessed in the below tweet from Trump.

Trump mad at NBC
President-elect Donald Trump called NBC News “fake news” and went after Today Show in the wake of SNL roasting. [Image by Evan Vucci/AP Images]

“Totally biased went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed  others that jobs are coming back…to the U.S., but had nothing to do with TRUMP, is more FAKE NEWS. Ask top CEO’s [sic] of those companies for real facts. Came back because of me!”

According to NPR, Trump’s Twitter tactics of trying to shame companies that make products in other countries and threatening firms with big taxes could be working to keep jobs in the U.S. On Tuesday, Ford and General Motors had reactions to Trump’s criticisms of firms that manufacture products in countries like Mexico — companies that are U.S.-based companies. As a result, Ford said it would not build a plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. That Ford plant was a proposed $1.6 billion plant. Instead, Ford would pour an extra $700 million into their Michigan plant. Previously, Ford has announced in November that their Kentucky plant could keep producing certain SUVs at that location.

Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, Trump had thanked General Motors and Walmart in front of Trump’s 20 million Twitter followers for bringing jobs back to the U.S.

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President-elect Donald Trump. [Image by Evan Vucci/AP Images]

“Thank you to General Motors and Walmart for starting the big jobs push back into the U.S.!”

Trump also took credit for Bayer agreeing to increase jobs in the U.S. after a meeting with Trump, per the Wall Street Journal, as Trump said. The article, titled “Bayer Will Keep Monsanto Jobs in U.S., Trump Team Says,” pointed back to Trump’s own team as the basis for the Bayer job creations, with the subtitle claiming that Trump’s own spokesperson touted the job creations. “President-elect’s spokesman says Bayer agreed to keep U.S. jobs and create at least 3,000 more after merger,” read the subtitle, without further information about how many jobs might be lost in the merger, prior to any new jobs being created. Those following Trump are wondering if all the new job creation news is all smoke and mirrors, or literal good news about new jobs as a result of Trump’s shaming and tax threats.

“Bayer AG has pledged to add U.S. jobs and investments after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, the latest in a string…”

Trump went on to disparage the Today Show on NBC on his Twitter account, claiming that the show now doesn’t have as much credibility as it had in the past — its “glorious past,” as Trump tweeted.

“No wonder the Today Show on biased is doing so badly compared to its glorious past. Little credibility!”

Meanwhile, announcements from companies like General Motors are being directly linked to Trump criticizing the firms on Twitter, with tweets like the below one.

“General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A. or pay big border tax!”

[Featured Image by Evan Vucci/AP Images]

Trump’s Twitter: ‘NBC News’ Is ‘Fake News’ – Ford, G.M., Lockheed Came Back To U.S. Because Of Me! is an article from: The Inquisitr News


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