Toys R Us pull Breaking Bad dolls from shelves

Toys R Us has removed the Breaking Bad figurines from their shelves after a Florida mother’s petition gained over 9,000 signatures.

The action figures were based on the main characters of the show and came equipped with fake toy guns and bags of meth. The petition stated that, “celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters.”  (more…)

S Club 7 announce reunion for Children In Need

The pop group are reuniting for a performance on BBC’s Children In Need, hosted this year on November 14.

S Club 7 have a pre-existing relationship with BBC’s Children In Need, having previously released “Never Had a Dream Come True” and “Have You Ever” as charity singles in 2000 and 2001 respectively. This year, the group plan to perform a medley of their hits during the charity’s appeal show.  (more…)

New Disney movie with strong female protagonist, Moana

Disney have recently confirmed details of upcoming film Moana, which is due to be released in late 2016.

The film is to be directed by renowned filmmaking duo Ron Clements and John Musker, who together have a back catalogue which includes films such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and The Frog and Aladdin. “Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career,” says Clements. “It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.” (more…)

Metallica to play Bizzcon gaming convention

Metallica are set to close the annual Blizzcon gaming convention in California on November 8.

The event is set to be broadcast in the US via DirecTV as well as a Blizzcon virtual ticket service. Blizzard Entertainment boss, Mike Morhaime, commented on the announcement, saying, “After two full days of epic gaming and intense e-sports action, an earth-shaking concert is the perfect send-off for everyone at the show and watching at home.”  (more…)

IKEA gives Halloween tribute to ‘The Shining’

With the spookiest season of the year on the upswing, IKEA Singapore have shown a darker side to its late night shopping by recreating the famous Big Wheel scene from The Shining. Watch as a little boy wheels through the dimly lit store as lamps flicker and skeletons have parties in the stores’ made up kitchens. The video is well worth watching til the end, with a slightly comedic version of some familiar faces also from The Shining. We don’t know about you, but a flatpack graveyard at night gives us the chills.

Words by Louise Egan

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The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave

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With a name like The Twilight Sad and an upcoming album called Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, it’s hard not to picture a group of melancholy musicians making depressing music. Fortunately for us however, this is not the case. In fact, though very much sticking to a theme of dejected moods and disheartened lyrics, the album is surprisingly uplifting and exhilarating with a variety of high and low tones to keep the album fruitfully alive.