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Nearly Half of Americans Believe in Aliens, According to New Survey

Nearly half of Americans believe in aliens, and nearly as many think aliens are visiting Earth, according to a new survey. Fewer than 20% believe in alien abduction, and even fewer claim that they have seen a UFO.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment commissioned the survey as part of its promotional campaign for the Blu-ray release of the movie “Phoenix Forgotten.” The film is a sci-fi thriller set during the mass UFO sighting in Phoenix in 1997 that is referred to as “The Phoenix Lights.” The film was produced by Ridley Scott, whose producer and director credits include “Alien” and “The Martian.”

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“The Phoenix Lights phenomenon of March 13, 1997, led us to introduce a survey to find out what Americans believe about aliens,” a representative from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment told OpenMinds.tv. “From our survey, we found that nearly half (47%) believe in aliens but less than a fifth think they’ve ever seen a UFO or alien themselves.”

More than 1,700 Americans took part in the survey that was conducted by communications and public relations firm Cohn and Wolfe.

Among the interesting findings in the survey was that about 39% “believe aliens have visited Earth before.” Only 18% believed in alien abduction.

Regarding UFOs, only 16.74% of those surveyed claimed to have seen one.

24/7 Wall St. posted a story in May on the states with the most UFO sightings, based on sightings per 100,000 in population.

To determine the states with the most UFO sightings, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed 2001 to 2015 sightings in data from Cheryl Costa’s “UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015: Unidentified Flying Objects Frequency–Distribution–Shapes.”

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Vermont had the most, with 80.7 sightings per 100,000 people. The five states with the most sightings per 100,000 people are in either the Pacific Northwest or New England, areas associated with thick forests and that are sparsely populated. Mississippi had the fewest, with 21.3 sightings per 100,000 people.

As for Arizona, the state was sixth on the list, with 68.2 sightings per 100,000 people.

Other recent polls have found most people believe intelligent life exists beyond Earth. Most Americans, British and Germans think that intelligent alien life exists. That poll, conducted by the market-research company YouGov two years ago, found the Germans are most likely to believe, at 56%, followed by Americans and British, at 54% and 52%, respectively.

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Jackie’s Diary Entry: #11 

I Will Survive. But Just In Case…

Sometimes life makes you think. On Charlie’s Angels last night, this really ugly Russian guy with hair sticking out of his nose forced Jaclyn Smith off the road, and she ended up in a coma. The saddest things always happen to the prettiest people. It’s so unfair.

Anyway, I was all alone last night because Steven was working, and I started thinking about him driving back from the restaurant and how horrible it would be if something devastating happened. Oh my God, what if Steven got home and found me in a coma?

The world hates the beautiful, so as morbid as it is, I need to prepare my friends for the inevitable. Someday I could be the victim of some dreadful accident (or, more likely, jealous rage). The responsible thing to do is to write my last will and testament.

I, Jackie Burkhart, being of sound mind and awesome body, do hereby bequeath:

To Steven Hyde, my esteemed older boyfriend: my junior year cheerleading photos.

To Donna Pinciotti, my best friend and housemate: my makeup and hair products and fifty dollars for a class on how to use them.

To Michael Kelso, my ex: my sophomore year cheerleading photos.

To Eric Forman: you get Donna back on Monday nights since she won’t need to watch Little House on the Prairie with me anymore.

To Fez, my funny foreign friend: my sophomore year photos of Michael.

To charity, for the unfortunate gross people of the world: all of my clothes. If I can make one poor person feel pretty, then I’m as beautiful on the inside as I am out.

The rest of my stuff should be given to Valerie Bertinelli for when she plays me in the movie of my life.

Of course, Jaclyn Smith came out of her coma and, in an amazing sequined cocktail dress, kicked the ugly Russian guy’s butt. So the moral is beautiful triumphs over the repulsive. Which means this precious flower has nothing to worry about.



That ‘70s Show diary entries copyright The Carsey-Werner Company, LLC and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC.

“EMPIRE” SEASON ONE IN BLU-RAY GOLDEN RECORD EDITION… “EMPIRE” SAISON 1 GOLDEN EDITION EN BLU-RAY…

WITH PILOT EPISODE DIRECTOR’S CUT… AND MORE…

Lee Daniels’ Special Director’s Cut, Arrives on Premium Blu-ray November 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Columbia Records.

Premium Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Pilot Episode - Director’s Cut
  • Exclusive Soundtrack Including Never-Before-Released Songs
  • Collectible Packaging for the Ultimate EMPIRE Fan!
  • Featurette : EMPIRE: It’s in the Music
  • Featurette : The EMPIRE of Style
  • Special Feature : Commentary* on the “Pilot”

(*commentary available on Broadcast version)

Exclusive Soundtrack Features:

  • What Is Love (feat. V. Bozeman)*
  • Live in the Moment (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)
  • Good Enough (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
  • What the DJ Spins (feat. Terrence Howard)
  • Tell The Truth (feat. Jussie Smollett)
  • No Apologies (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • Keep It Movin’ (feat. Serayah and Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • Drip Drop (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray and Serayah)*
  • Keep Your Money (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
  • I Wanna Love You (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
  • Money For Nothing (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • You’re So Beautiful (Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • Conqueror (feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett)*
  • Power of the EMPIRE (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • Nothing To Lose (feat. Jussie Smollett & Terrence Howard)
  • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson and Juicy J)*
  • Nothing But A Number (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray & Naomi Campbell)

Uncut Music Performances:

  • No Apologies - Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • I Wanna Love You -Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Come Away With Me - Video Medley - Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson & Juicy J)
  • Keep it Movin - Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) and Serayah (Tiana)
  • Tell the Truth - Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Nothing to Lose - Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Power of The EMPIRE Video Medley - Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon)
  • For My God - Jennifer Hudson (Michelle)
  • Good Enough - Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • You’re So Beautiful - Estelle, Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon), Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon), Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah (Tiana)
  • Tou’re So Beautiful - Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Drip Drop (DIRTY i-Tunes) - Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah (Tiana)
  • What is Love Video Medley - feat. Veronika Bozeman

EMPIRE Season 1 Premium Blu-ray

Screen Format : 16:9 (1.78:1)

Audio : English DTS-HD-MA 5.1 / English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (Special Features) / Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Subtitles : English SDH, French (Canadian), Spanish.

Total Run Time : 638 minutes

U.S. Rating : TV-14

Closed Captioned : Yes


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Noirvember Studio Spotlight: 20th Century Fox Film Noir

LAURA (1944)

Directed by Otto Preminger

Screenplay by Jay Dratler and Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt

Based on the novel by Vera Caspary

Fox Film Noir DVD Spine #01

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The Addams Family (TV series)

September 18, 1964 – April 8, 1966

An American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966, for a total of 64 episodes. It is often compared to its CBS rival, The Munsters, which ran for the same two seasons and achieved somewhat higher Nielsen ratings. The show is the first adaptation of the Addams family characters to feature The Addams Family Theme. The Addams Family was originally produced by Filmways, Inc. at General Service Studios in Hollywood, California. Successor company MGM Television (via The Program Exchange for broadcast syndication and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for home video/DVD) now own the rights to the show.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past DVD & Blu-Ray Show up on Amazon Site For Pre-order

X-Men: Days of Future Past has been out in theaters for only a day, but fans of the excellent film can already place their pre-orders at Amazon. Come check out the 3 different variations available: Standard, Deluxe 3D, & the Amazon Exclusive 3D edition, which includes a sweet Magneto helmet!

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment hasn’t officially announced its upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of Bryan Singer’s critically acclaimed X-Men: Days of Future Past yet, Amazon has already made the film available for pre-orders. Exact technical specs and bonus features are yet to be revealed, but check out the three different variations below: the Amazon Exclusive 3D Blu-ray Edition, the Deluxe Blu-ray 3D Edition, and the Standard Blu-ray Edition.  Also pictured is the UK Exclusive Complete Collection Blu-ray Set.

juliansreed  asked:

A weird question: do you think Tiny Dancer does fit Hyde and Jackie? Or was it just something the writers put for #aesthetic?

I’m not sure the writers had anything to do with it but the director or whoever makes decisions about the music.

But considering the song is used twice for them during Important Character Moments™, whoever made that choice believed the song fits Jackie and Hyde’s relationship.

It certainly fits the time period.

Full disclosure: I didn’t pay attention to the song playing during those two Important Character Moments when those episodes (”Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” and “Street Fighting Man”) originally aired. I rewatched those eps without the song in subsequent airings (and on the DVDs), so I didn’t have any emotionally attachment to “Tiny Dancer” in relation to Jackie and Hyde.

I still don’t have much of one, though, I admit, whenever the song comes on the radio, I do think of J/H, but I understand why others do.

For me, “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin fits them better from Hyde’s POV. The song is by his favorite band, and it expresses thoughts and emotions he probably feels but would never say out loud.

From Jackie’s POV, she’d probably have lots of songs from her own musical taste that fit how she feels about Hyde. Something very romantic – and something he’d hate, but he’d dance with her to it anyway.

Bonus: Under the cut, you’ll find the diary entry from That ‘70s Show’s original official site where Jackie lists the songs she put on a mixtape for Hyde.

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The Farewell Fave is the Best Kind of Fave

Let’s talk, for a minute, about favorites. Let’s talk about, in particular, about the nuanced uses of Twitter’s most multifunctional button. People use the star for everything from bookmarking (the save fave) to props-giving (the rave fave) to presence-signaling (the wave fave) to bone-throwing (the favor fave) to chaos-causing (the hate fave, which you could also call the spice-things-up fave, which you could also call the flavor fave).

There are many more uses, too, because the beauty of the fave is its ambiguity. But the most useful of all may be this one: the farewell fave. Which is the fave that signals, subtly, the end of a conversation. Participating in a discussion that you need, for whatever reason, to stop participating in? Fave its last tweet. Find yourself involved in an infinite pun-off? Fave a tweet. Stuck on a Twitter canoe? Fave a tweet. It’s an efficient, and polite, way of announcing, “Aaaand … scene.”

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Hyde’s Diary Entry: #8

Flower Power!

Jackie said the other day that if I really liked her, I’d show up with flowers for her for no reason at all. I’m sure one of her stupid magazines told her that. The thing is, I wouldn’t mind surprising her with something for no reason at all, but just not flowers. Flowers die. I’d like to get her something that lasts, something she can use – but won’t bug the crap out of me.

So I tried to think of something a girl like Jackie would need. Like if it were Kelso, I could surprise him with a new air-filter for his van (too bad Jackie doesn’t have a car). Fez is always in need of candy (Jackie won’t eat anything that has more calories than she has unicorns). Donna’s easy, I could always get her a book (Jackie doesn’t like to read anything that doesn’t come with a perfume sample). Even Forman, as much as I’d hate to spend my money on it, he always loves a new Star Wars action figure. At least that has staying power. It’s going to take centuries for those plastic things to decompose. Along those lines, I could get Jackie a Barbie, but … no way, man, I do not buy Barbies. I’d date her. Won’t buy her, though.

Then, when I was at the store the other day, there they were: plastic flowers. What girl wouldn’t like flowers that never die? With real flowers, you have to keep buying them over and over again, but these – I bring them to her once, and I’m set. Man, Jackie’s lucky to have a guy who’s willing to go that extra step.



That ‘70s Show diary entries copyright The Carsey-Werner Company, LLC and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC.

Fez’s Diary Entry: #8

Cheap Trick

Sometimes America confuses me. Like, today, Miss Kitty – who reminded me that she is a nurse – told me that because my relationship with Nina is getting more serious, she wanted to make sure I knew about the birds and the bees. I did not understand the connection but told her I knew all about birds and bees. I know about a great number of animals, especially monkeys, but I did not want to brag. Still, I could not understand why she had brought it up.

Maybe she was afraid a bird or bee would attack Nina and wanted to make sure I knew how to deal with it.

So I assured Miss Kitty that I would protect Nina. She said that protection was very important, and she was glad I knew that. Then she said I must respect Nina and never ever go too fast. I found this strange, but I told Kitty that of course I would be respectful and not go too fast. Nina works at the DMV and takes it very seriously, I would never break the speed limit with her around.

Miss Kitty then reminded me that a gentleman always calls the next day to see how his lady is doing so she doesn’t feel used or cheap. Well, Nina would never feel cheap no matter what day it was. She makes more money than I do and loves spending it on her precious Fez. In fact, I think all women should do that for their men, and yet I had never seen Miss Kitty buy Red anything. So I grew angry and told her that she was cheap! She did not like this and kicked me out. I guess some people just can’t handle the truth.



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Look closely at those handprints. Notice anything strange? They belong to the legendarily awesome screenwriter, director and entertainer Mel Brooks. He’s been so good at making people laugh for so many years now that, when presented with the (long-overdue) honor of leaving his hand and footprints outside the famous TCL Chinese Theatre along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he donned a prosthetic pinky to immortalize himself with an 11-finger handprint.

The fake finger is so convincing that we didn’t spot it right away, even though it’s exactly what we were looking for. The ceremony coincided with the 40th anniversary of Young Frankenstein, one of the most awesomely funny movies ever made.

Photos by Dan Steinberg / Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment / AP Images

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If I Stay - “Beyond The Page: The Love of Music”

Seventeen Magazine exclusively debuts an all-new special features clip from If I Stay – on Blu-ray and DVD November 18 from Metro Goldwyn-Meyer and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Dive into the all-important music from If I Stay in “Beyond The Page: The Love of Music” – which gives fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at making the music come alive on screen and in the soundtrack, which features songs from The Orwells, Tom Odell and Adam’s Portland punk band Willamette Stone!