The Daily Scoop 10-25-2016
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Teresa Palmer has good reason to be afraid of the dark in “Lights Out.” She’s a young woman living on her own, but the nightmare she grew up with has followed her. A spirit that appears only when the lights are off is haunting her, her little brother, and has a special attachment to their mother.
Eddie Murphy cooks-up compassion in “Mr. Church.” He plays a chef hired to prepare meals for a little girl and her dying mother. But that temporary relationship lasts for 15 years and becomes the framework for a new family.
Rewind the tape on a TV titan in “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.” This documentary examines the creator of groundbreaking television shows such as the satirically-incorrect, “All in the Family,” the feminism of “Maude,” and the real lives of black families in shows like “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons.”
Will Ferrell picks up some tips from NASCAR hero Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the DVD extras for “Talladega Nights.” This tenth anniversary edition of the high-octane comedy stars Ferrell as Ricky Bobby, a hot shot driver who loses his thunder after being beaten by a French newcomer.
The Huntsman and the Mouse
All of our worst animal nightmares seem to come out of Australia. Here’s another one to add to your list.
Jason Womal, a man from Queensland, posted a spine-tingling video to his Facebook page over the weekend of a giant spider carrying a mouse across a refrigerator! The huntsman spider is known to be a more docile arachnid rarely found to bite humans, and their venom is not considered dangerous.
So far, the video has been shared almost 250,000 times on Facebook. Womal posted again Monday saying, “Ok guys, just letting you all know that the spider is fine. We have named him Hermie, we have adopted him and he is now running his own extermination business out of our town Coppabella. Oh, and he is now paying rent. LOL.”
Girl Scout Cookie Cereal
Girl Scout Cookies just got a major make-over.
General mills announced on Monday that come January the famous cookies will be a cereal.
According to CNN Money, the cereal will come in two flavors: Thin Mints and Caramel Crunch– made from Caramel Delights or Samoas.
Plus, General Mills says some of the proceeds will go to support the Girl Scouts of America organization.