Matthew McConaughey Chose The Dark Tower Over Guardians of the Galaxy, But Who Was He Going To Play?

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Actors on the level of Matthew McConaughey often turn down the biggest roles imaginable for any number of reasons. What we rarely hear, though, is their reasoning, and in a new interview, McConaughey explains why he turned down a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but did choose to appear in The Dark Tower.

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Yuri On Ice: The Kotaku Review

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This season’s breakout anime was Yuri on Ice, a welcoming show about an insecure Japanese figure skater named Yuri, and Victor, the Russian skating legend who mysteriously decides to become his coach. Yuri and Victor develop a relationship flush with love and young sensuality. Since October, fans feverishly watched the simulcast, playing “will-they-or-won’t-they?” while the protagonists teased sexual consummation.

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Don't Eat Food Prepared by a Celebrity Chef on TV

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My Guy, laying on the sauce (Image: AP Images for Carnival Cruise Line)

If you’ve ever watched my Guy, Guy Fieri on television, you’d know that the best part is watching him manhandle meat, greasing up his gloveless Guy-paws with the grubbiest gristle. Well, a team of scientists think maybe these celeb chefs need to be a better influence when it comes to food safety.

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That ‘Fake Plastic Rice’ in Nigeria Was Actually Something Much More Depressing

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Last week, Nigerian officials seized over 100 bags of what was claimed to be plastic rice. Lab tests have since shown the product isn’t fake, as Gizmodo and other outlets reported. But it is badly contaminated rice that’s unsafe for human consumption. The incident is casting light on the sorry state of the economy and food production in Nigeria—along with a government that’s anxious to deflect the blame elsewhere.

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There's a Good Reason to Be Excited About Game of Thrones Having Shorter Seasons

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Shortening the final two seasons of Game of Thrones seems, on its face, to be a bad thing. All previous seasons included 10 episodes, but the next two will only have seven or eight each. Overall, we’re getting less Game of Thrones than usual! But one of the show’s stars has a very good explanation as to why having shorter seasons is actually a good thing.

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Steve Rogers Has Turned Into a Full-On Comic Book Supervillain

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If you’ve been following the long saga of Steve Rogers, you’ll know that this year he returned to superpowered heroism as the current second Captain America. You’ll also know that he came back with some… intriguing quirks, like, for example, being a secret brainwashed Hydra agent. That’d be bad enough, but now, he’s become a loopy supervillain, and it’s amazing.

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