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Netflix Releases 80’s style teaser for season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’

As the caption on YouTube explains:

‘Coming to Hawkins in the Summer of 1985…the Starcourt Mall! Starcourt Mall will be one of the finest shopping facilities in America and beyond with options for the entire family. Including The Gap, Waldenbooks, Sam Goody, Claire’s and more! Don’t forget to cool off at Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream shop. Starcourt Mall has it all!’

The Starcourt Mall is coming to Hawkins! Netflix released this 80’s style teaser yesterday for season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’. There is no sign of demogorgons or the upside down, just a cheesy commercial for the mall. Could this be where the gate reopens!?

None of the regular characters are seen either, except Steve who works at the ice cream shop…. LOL

At the end of the commercial it says ‘Coming Next Summer’ so we can only assume that’s when we’ll finally get Season 3!


LISTEN: Imagine Dragons Drop New Single ‘Natural’

If there is one thing an Imagine Dragons song can do it is PUMP YOU UP. So it’s no surprise that their latest single ‘Natural’ released on Monday 7/16 will be the anthem for ESPN’s college football season.

It rocks harder than ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘Believer’ combined and is bound to get you on your feet and head-banging.

Imagine Dragons are currently on their Evolve world tour and will be stopping in Tampa August 10th at the Midflorida Credit Union Ampitheatre.

What do ya think?

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day with 70 new Emojis

(Photo by: Apple)

In honor of World Emoji Day Apple has released the 70 new emojis that will be coming to the iPhone later this year.

As you’ll see below, we will be getting things like a lobster, mango, parrot, infinity sign, cupcake, etc.

Oh, and whatever the weird cake thing is you’ve apparently been needing.

(Photo by: Apple) (Photo by: Apple)

We also have a few new emoji faces which include the absolutely freezing one that i’m sure will come in handy when we’re stuck in our overly air conditioned cubicles.

Other new additions will be the super hero emojis as well as more options for hair including red, gray, curly, and even an emoji for bald people.

(Photo by: Apple)

To see the complete info on our new emojis, click here!

(Photo by: Apple)

WATCH: Panic! At The Disco covering Weezer’s ‘Say It Ain’t So’

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

This week Brendon Urie and Panic! At The Disco went to the Sirius XM studios in New York City for a small acoustic set.

In addition to playing ‘High Hopes’ and ‘Say Amen’, two songs from their latest #1 album Pray For The Wicked, the band performed a cover of Weezer’s 1994 hit ‘Say It Ain’t So’.

Like most things Urie and P!ATD do, it was pretty amazing.

Panic! At The Disco are current;y on the Pray For The Wicked tour and will be stopping at Amalie Arena for a sold out show on August 1st!

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