Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney We Broke Up

Lady Gaga and her fiance, Taylor Kinney, have ended their 5 year relationship … TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the former couple say they parted ways earlier this month — no word on who pulled the plug.

Gaga and Kinney have been noticeably absent from each other’s lives lately … at events and on social media. Gaga was seen without her engagement ring last week in Malibu — the same day Taylor celebrated his 35th birthday.

She’s in Cabo right now … without a ring.
Kinney proposed to Gaga with a massive heart-shaped rock on Valentine’s Day 2015 although neither of them ever publicly announced a wedding date.

No word on who’s getting custody of Koji and Miss Asia Kinney — their 2 French bulldogs.

How to locate Pokemon near you and catch them easily

How to target specific Pokémon nearby

While you can play the game casually by walking around and stumbling into Pokémon at random, there is a science to how to target a specific type out of a selection nearby, perfect if you want to fill out those Pokedex entries, or work on getting Candy for leveling and evolutions. To do so, tap the lower right part of the screen, which will bring up shadows of the Pokémon nearby.

In short, you can see what creatures are closest to you in the bottom right corner of the screen in order of proximity, and by counting the number of paw prints and monitoring their number as you move around, you can close in on the Pokemon you’d like. Each pawprint is thought to be around 100m each, so use that to estimate how close you be.

Here’s this handy diagram explaining how it works, thanks to Reddit:

diagram

Other tips to finding more Pokémon include:

  • You also attract more Pokémon with items, such as using the Incense item from your backpack, or Lure Modules at a PokeStop – to increase the encounter rate.
  • Remember that certain Pokémon only exist in certain places, such as parks for grass-type Pokémon and lakes, rivers and oceans for water types.
  • To catch rare Pokémon and more powerful Pokémon, increase your trainer level, which expands the variety and difficulty of Pokémon you come across. Luck and patience also pays a part, so keep exploring to see what you find.

How to catch Pokémon effectively

Hold the Pokéball and wait until the circle is at its smallest.

Once you’ve found one on the map, tap them to start the capture process. Whether in augmented mode (placing the Pokémon in the real world) or in-game, time your throws to when the coloured circle round them is at their smallest.

To do this, press and hold on the Pokéball to make the circle move inward, and release it when you’re ready. Remember, the closer you get to the centre, the more of a chance the circle will loop back around, so be sure to practice the timing.

You can also hold and rotate the Pokéball to perform curve shots, or time your throws until the last moment to get a ‘Nice’ bonus, earning additional XP if you land the trick shots correctly.

As for the colour of the circle, creatures are graded from green to red – easiest to toughest), so don’t be surprised if it takes many Pokeballs to catch them. If there is a question mark instead of a CP number, that’s also a good indicator that it’s also a powerful Pokemon, which are more difficult to capture. Use Razz Berry items (which you can earn from leveling up, PokeStops and buying with PokeCoins), or simply bite the bullet and let them flee.

Teen Who Died Shielding Friends From Gunfire Receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old Tennessee football star who was shot to death in December while protecting his friends, was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards Wednesday night. His mother, Zenobia Dobson, stunned the crowd with her powerful acceptance speech.

Zaevion Dobson, 15-year-old Fulton High School student fatally shot on Dec. 17, 2015, in the 2700 block of Badgett Drive. (FULTON HIGH SCHOOL)

Zaevion Dobson, 15-year-old Fulton High School student fatally shot on Dec. 17, 2015, in the 2700 block of Badgett Drive. (FULTON HIGH SCHOOL)

“I’m here to urge all of you to join the movement tonight to save innocent lives,” Dobson said. “We need to rewrite laws. To make it harder for the people to get guns. Some progress has been made, but just a few months ago in Tennessee, a law was passed to allow people to carry more guns on college campuses. What sense does that make?”

Zaevion was not only a star athlete but a social activist and leader in his community—he was a prominent member of 100 Black Men of Greater Nashville. It appears his mother will carry on that activist legacy.

“I’m here to fight back,” she said, her voice unwavering and strong. “We as a country need to take a stand to consider the effects of gun violence on families throughout America. Oh yes.”

It’s a particularly charged moment for Dobson to receive this honor, as gun violence, particularly involving African-American men, has been at the forefront of our collective consciousness. The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as horrific mass shootings like in Orlando, have prompted intense scrutiny of gun violence in America.

Dobson was killed last Dec. 17, after running off his porch to shield friends from gunfire. President Obama called him a hero, adding, “What’s our excuse for not acting?”

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Zaevion Dobson, high school football hero who died shielding girls from gunmen, honored at ESPYS
President Obama called him a hero. And now, the slain Knoxville teen has been honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on ESPN.

Every year the Arthur Ashe Award is awarded to athletes who show “strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril, and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost.” Past recipients have included Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela; last year, the award went—somewhat controversially—to Caitlyn Jenner.

Why Pokémon GO Is Secretly the World’s Newest Fitness Phenomenon

In early June, Joe Kim became one of the first people in the world to test out a clever smartphone app that quickly, and somewhat suddenly, inspired him to step up his fitness routine.

Kim, a retail employee at Card Kingdom in Seattle, is no stranger to a good workout. He hits the gym around twice a week, he says, where he does his a lifting routine. And since Seattle is so hilly, he says, his walking habit burns plenty of calories.

But shortly after downloading this app, his cardio routine went through the roof. That app? Pokémon GO, a new augmented reality game that has literally taken the digital world by storm in only a week.

“In the six days that I’ve had it since the public release”—July 5 for beta testers, July 7 for the public —”I’ve walked 36.1km (about 22 miles), according to the game,” he says, which is a step up from the mileage he collected during the test period.

What Is Pokémon GO?
For the uninitiated: Pokémon GO is an app, built by Nintendo and Niantic, Inc., in cooperation with The Pokémon Group. Technically billed as a mobile game, it leverages a few basic smartphone technologies—GPS and camera, mostly—to merge the fictional, digital world of Pikachus and Pokémon Gyms with the physical, wholly real world of sidewalks and parks and cafes and monuments. Called augmented reality, the mobile game overlays a network of the digital monsters (which players can capture as their own) and digital Pokémon gyms (where people can go to train up their squad of Squirtles and Pikachus) on top of a real-world map, right where players are standing, in real time.

As of Tuesday, the app was topping both iTunes and Google Play charts in the U.S. and Australia—and it’s so popular that Niantic has been forced to “pause” its European rollout, simply because its existing servers are already overloaded. Nintendo’s stock closed up 25% on Monday, adding $9 billion to Nintendo’s market value in less than a week. (It launched in the U.S. on Wednesday, shortly after its global premiere in Australia and New Zealand.)

So What Does That Have to Do With Fitness?
Because notable spots in the digital game—rare Pokémon, say, or “gyms” where players compete—are anchored to physical landmarks like fountains or monuments, the game has inspired something like a wholesale migration of gamers off the couch and into the sunshine.

And that, as all those gamers soon discovered, requires walking. Unlike most video games, Pokémon Go literally requires players to walk around to advance their in-game progress.

“You have to walk around to get the full benefits of the game,” says Trent, a 25-year-old engineer from New Jersey. “Eggs won’t hatch unless you walk 2km, 5km, even 10km.”

No running, cycling, or driving, though—an in-app speedometer will simply stop counting distance if the phone is moving faster than about 5–10 mph, Kim notes. (Another option? Paddling, as two women in New Zealand discovered when they clambered aboard a rental kayak to capture a rare Pokémon and battle in-game at a historic fountain in Wellington bay.)

The app even projects a warning to be aware of your surroundings while you’re playing. The New York City Subway system has politely requested that players stay away from the platform edge as they pursue their digital monsters:

“From Couch to Five Miles in One Day”
Trent says the app has been a mixed blessing for his fitness routine. He’s walked so much that his feet felt blistered because he was wearing shoes with “crummy arch support,” he says. “Maybe days I would be going to the gym and getting a really vigorous aerobic exercise are now spent wandering a park to find Pokémon. Still exercise, but certainly no [high intensity] cardio.”

But for those players who don’t ordinarily hit the gym, it’s provided a very real impetus to dust off the gym shoes and burn a few calories the old-fashioned way. The app even features a “Jogger” award, which is unlocked once a player walks their first 10k, and tracks a player’s mileage over his or her playing career.

“A lot of my friends who don’t run or do anything at all have gotten sore muscles, charlie horses, etc.,” Kim says. “But that happens when you go from couch to five miles in one day.”

Those types of gamers have started to congregate on a dedicated subreddit, Pokémon GO Fitness, where they showcase their efforts—often more than 10 miles walked in a single day. (“Bet you can’t tell when Pokemon GO launched,” one redditor wrote next to a screenshot of their Apple Health dashboard showing a huge cardio spike on July 7, when the game debuted.)

We All GO Together
And it’s bringing those people together. Like CrossFit, SoulCycle, or the November Project, Pokémon GO has inspired a very literal social movement toward working out.

“There’s an adventurer’s aspect to the game, which makes for such an immersive experience,” Trent says. “I was wandering this state park the other day and must have come across 20 other people playing it. You have these moments where you pass traveler’s advice onto other players: ‘There were some good Pokestops along the eastside of the river.’ ‘I saw a Clefairy along that path. Follow it down to the boat landing.’ ‘I wonder who controls that [Pokémon] gym up ahead. I’m going to try to take him down.’”

And as these types of games proliferate, social networks—which merge the physical and digital—are keeping an entire population of otherwise reluctant exercisers on their feet.

“I initially thought I was being a huge nerd, but then I realized I wasn’t an outlier in my nerdiness—people were clearly in the park to catch Pokémon,” Trent says. “There’s that sense of realization when you and someone else both have your phones at about chest height, glancing up periodically. That moment when you make eye contact and both realize you’re playing the same game, and you can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous and fun it is at the same time.”

‘The Infiltrator’: Drugs, Money and an ’80s Banking Scandal

To write “The Infiltrator,” a memoir about his five years as an undercover U.S. Customs agent who took down a money-laundering ring, Robert Mazur relied on recordings of 1,200 conversations. The trained accountant, played by Bryan Cranston, was so meticulous with detail that his book’s glossary contains 194 names.

That is hardly the usual blueprint for a taut Hollywood crime thriller. So when director Brad Furman and screenwriter Ellen Brown Furman (his mom) souped up the source material, Mr. Mazur understood.

“It’s not a documentary, as I’ve heard one million times,” he says. “Believe me, if you’d been my partner at times, there’d be days you were so bored your eyes were rolling backward.”

The film, like the book, shows Mazur pretending to be “Bob Musella,” a mustachioed money launderer who uses his family-owned jewelry company as a front to convert suitcases full of drug money into more than $32 million in bank transactions.

Cinematographer Joshua Reis and director Brad Furman on the set of ‘The Infiltrator’
Cinematographer Joshua Reis and director Brad Furman on the set of ‘The Infiltrator’ PHOTO: BROAD GREEN PICTURES
The makers of “The Infiltrator” had to dramatize what first sparked a huge but complicated business story in the late 1980s: the collapse of Bank of Credit and Commerce International, known as BCCI. Absent from the film is any explanation of how the bank converted millions of dollars of drug money into European CDs used for loan collateral. Instead, there’s a montage of people writing numerous checks to illustrate the process of cleaning dirty money.

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In converting the book into a screenplay, Ms. Furman expanded a sequence involving a lap dance into an explanation as to why Mr. Mazur needed a fake fiancée, provided by Customs, to allay the suspicions of Colombian drug lords. Mr. Furman cut references to how former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford were pulled into the scandal over ties to the bank, a section of the book emphasized in an early script.

‘The Infiltrator’: Drugs, Money and an ’80s Banking Scandal

Mr. Furman initially assumed he needed an experienced screenwriter to marshal this material. Nevertheless, he asked his mother, Ellen Brown Furman, to audition. A Temple University-trained lawyer who’d practiced for decades in Philadelphia, she had worked on civil trials involving medical malpractice and personal injury. Ms. Furman had written nearly a dozen scripts with her son, none of which turned into a film. She bonded with producer Miriam Segal, who worked with her on the first draft of the script.

“That was a controversial decision from the beginning,” the director says. “Who hires their mom?” She saw immediately the story was about money, not drugs, despite the shadowy presence of ’80s traffickers such as Pablo Escobar and Panama’s Manuel Noriega, and despite the temptation to use the drug lords to amp up the life-or-death nature of the drama.

As Mr. Cranston’s Mazur says while jogging in the film: “I think we’ve been doing this backward. We’ve been following the drugs to get to the bad guys. What if we chased the money?”

One way Mr. Furman livened up Cranston’s Walter-White-like world-weary character was to cast John Leguizamo, who has worked with the director before (in “The Lincoln Lawyer,” for one). He plays Mazur’s daredevil undercover partner Emir Abreu. Mr. Leguizamo is known for his manic performances, which suited Abreu, whom Mr. Cranston describes as “a jovial, joking, loose, spontaneity-driven kind of guy.”

Mr. Cranston said this contrast with his own character’s methodical nature helped him in playing his role.

Early on, Mr. Mazur had set up a U.S. Customs office meeting with Messrs. Cranston and Furman in Tampa. As they walked to the building, a wild-eyed homeless man jumped out at them and began to scream and rant. It was Mr. Abreu himself.

“Whoa!” Mr. Cranston recalls. “Who is this and what is he doing?”

Leonardo DiCaprio Dating Victoria’s Secret Model Nina Agdal

Leonardo DiCaprio is dating a new blonde model and her name is Nina Agdal.
Leonardo DiCaprio is dating a new blonde model and her name is Nina Agdal.
In the latest issue of Us Weekly, a source close to the 24-year-old Danish model revealed to the magazine that Nina is indeed dating the 41-year-old Oscar-winning actor.
In case you’re not familiar with Nina Agdal, she is an international ramp and commercial model whose career is being handled by Elite Model Management.

Raised in Denmark, Nina has appeared in the ad campaigns of such big brands as Macy’s, Leonia, Billabong, Banana Moon Swimwear, and Victoria’s Secret. In 2012, she was featured on the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, where she was also given the title “Rookie of the Year.” Two years later, Nina landed on the cover of the 50th anniversary issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, alongside Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge. Just like Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and model Kate Upton, Nina Agdal has also appeared in a Super Bowl television commercial for Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s in 2013.

Still according to Us Weekly, Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal have been traveling to different places together. They went to Montauk, New York in June and then to a private island of Over Yonder Cay in the Bahamas that same month.

But friends of the couple say that Leo and Nina are keeping things between them super casual.

Us Weekly reported: “The Revenant lead was most recently paired with Dutch Victoria’s Secret model Chelsey Weimar, and has also been linked to Ela Kawalec, Kelly Rohrbach, Toni Garrn and Anne Vyalitsyna. He also dated Bar Refaeli from 2006 to 2011, and Gisele Bundchen from 2000 to 2005.

“In April, the environmental activist reignited romance rumors with Rihanna when the two were spotted partying together at Coachella’s Neon Carnival. Then in January, DiCaprio and the “This Is What You Came For” singer, 28, shared a sweet moment at a nightclub in Paris. Just one year prior, they spent Valentine’s Day weekend together in New York City.”

Leo is not in a rush to take their relationship to a whole new level or to settle down.

Leo, who recently made headlines for being cast as Persian poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi in a future biopic, once talked about the topic of marriage in his interview in Parade:

“That time will come when that time comes. The truth is, you can’t predict marriage. You can’t plan it. It’s just going to happen when it happens.”

‘Pokémon Go’: Pikachu is a secret starter Pokémon, here’s how to catch it

Just about everybody is playing Pokémon Go — but with a bit of insider know-how, you can grab a starter Pokémon that’s sure to impress your friends and rivals. Informed trainers can ditch Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle and start the game with a Pikachu by their side.

Longtime fans will remember that Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle were the three starter Pokémon offered up by Professor Oak at the start of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. However, in Pokémon Yellow and the animated series, the protagonist was instead given a Pikachu.

That particular beastie became a mascot for the franchise as a whole, and is still one of the most popular Pokémon even twenty years later. As such, it was only natural that developer Niantic would include an Easter egg that allows players to set out on their journey with the yellow rodent in tow.
 ‘Pokémon Go’: Pikachu is a secret starter Pokémon, here’s how to catch it
To do so, you’ll need to show a little restraint — as you start the game and see Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle surround you, ignore them. Walk away from the area and wait for them to relocate to your position.

After you complete this process four times, a Pikachu will appear with the three other starters, according to a report from Polygon. At that point, you can simply tap the Pokémon and capture it as usual, so long as the game’s embattled servers co-operate.

Many players will be looking to hunt down a Pikachu for its cuteness factor, but the monster offers a significant gameplay advantage, also. Electric-type Pokémon seem to be pretty rare in Go — at least for the time being — so the elemental advantage Pikachu possesses over water-type creatures presents a promising strategic opportunity.

The one downside to this trick is that it has to be pulled off at the very start of the game, so players will have to consider creating a new account if they’ve already started their Pokémon adventure. Pikachu can be caught during normal gameplay, but only this trick can ensure its appearance.

How to Play Pokémon GO – Part 5 : Strategy and Advanced Tips

1 Start out with Pikachu. When you start out the game, you will be given a choice between Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur as your starter Pokémon. If you walk away from all three of these Pokémon and wait for them to reappear on your map near you, the fourth time, you will eventually see Pikachu appear along with them.
2 Find the best PokéStops at cultural landmarks. Not all PokéStops are created equal! PokéStops located at more central locations tend to yield better items. To find Pokéstops with serious plunder, check out locations such as:
Monuments
Well-known buildings
Parks
Museums
Graveyards
College Campuses
3 Collect eggs to “hatch” your Pokémon. At some Pokéstops, you’ll be able to collect eggs. After walking a certain distance with an egg in your pack, it will hatch, adding a Pokémon to your team without you having to catch it.
4 Level up your trainer. As you journey through the world, you have opportunities to gain experience that will allow you to level up as a trainer. At level 5, you can access gyms where you can battle other trainers. As you level up, you will also begin to encounter rarer, more powerful Pokémon in the world and have access to better items at PokéStops. You gain different levels of experience for completing different tasks. Here are some things you can do to level up your trainer:[3]
100 XP – Pokémon Caught
500 XP – New Pokémon
10 XP – Curve Ball
10 XP – Nice Throw
50 XP – Great Throw
100 XP – Excellent Throw
50 XP – Checking in at a PokéStop
100 XP – Battling a Pokémon Trainer at a Gym
150 XP – Beating a Pokémon Trainer at a Gym
50 XP – Beat a Pokémon in training at a Gym
200 XP – Hatch a Pokémon
500 XP – Evolve a Pokémon
5 Use special attacks during gym battles. When you’re battling another trainer, you can charge up a special attack by holding a long tap on the screen and letting it go when the bar is full. These attacks are more powerful than your Pokémon’s regular combat moves.
This takes a long time to charge up, so it may not be possible during all gym battles.
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6 Battle Pokémon according to their types. All Pokémon have types that are strong against certain other types and weak against others. When battling, try to match your Pokémon up against a Pokémon that will give yours an advantage. This chart shows you which Pokémon are stronger and weaker against others (the arrow points to the strongest types).
7 Save your battery life. Pokémon Go will devour your battery if you don’t take measures to save it. To do this, tap the Pokéball icon at the bottom of your screen and then the “Settings” icon at the top-right. Tap on the “Battery Saver” option for a greatly-improved battery life.

How to Play Pokémon GO – Part 4 : Battling at Gyms

1 Reach level 5 as a trainer. Gyms are places around the world where Pokémon trainers meet up to battle each other. To learn the different ways to level up your Pokémon trainer, check out the Strategy and Advanced Tips section.
600px-IMG_1282[1]2 Locate gyms on your map. Gyms are the largest objects that appear on your map. You can recognize them as tall pedestals surrounded by light.
Gyms are most likely to be found in prominent meeting places, so if you can’t see one in your immediate vicinity, try zooming out on your map.
Gyms will be either yellow, blue or red, indicating the Pokémon team that currently has “control” over that gym.
3 Walk over to the gym. When you are close to it, tap on the gym to be led through an introduction dialogue with Professor Willow.
4 Choose a team to battle with. You will be asked to join either the Blue, Yellow or Red team. Tap on your team of choice, noting that the team with the same color of the gym currently controls that gym.
5 Select Pokémon to battle with. You will be taken to a screen that displays the first Pokémon in your team. Select which Pokémon to choose by tapping the button at the bottom-right corner of your screen (with two Pokéballs colliding against each other) and tapping on the Pokémon you would like to battle with.
6 Hit the GO! button when you are ready to battle. Brace yourself!
7 Tap on the enemy Pokémon to attack them. This will lower the other Pokémon’s CP. When one Pokémon’s CP reaches 0, it will faint, and the next Pokémon in the pack will be sent to fight.
8 Dodge the enemy’s attacks by swiping left and right. If the enemy has just sent an attack towards you, consider dodging it to save your CP instead of immediately attacking them back.