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Mummies Got Packed With Mummy Snacks

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As everyone’s favorite movie archeologist, Rene Belloq, can tell you, many dangers lurk inside Egyptian tombs. Those foolish enough to venture inside will encounter traps, scorpions, snakes, and, of course, the legend of the dreaded mummy. And who knows how many adventurers met their doom when a sarcophagus creaked open and the last thing they ever saw was the succulent horror of a bandaged rack of ribs.

Like many ancient civilizations, the Egyptians believed that the afterlife was just Level 2 of the great game of existence. The more stuff you were buried with, the better you’d fare afterward. And none were more prepped for their personal apocalypse than the pharaohs, who took with them their riches, their organs, and even their pets and slaves to serve them on the journey. And since they also needed something to be served, these kings and queens were buried with a pantry of supplies, including meats, so carefully preserved archeologists refer to them as “victual mummies” or â€œmeat mummies.”

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Not to be mistaken with the popular Halloween-themed sex act. 

Flavors of meat mummies came in a veritable smorgasbord of tombed doom. There was the beef rib mummy, the veal mummy, the sliced goat mummy, even the poultry mummy. In King Tutankhamun’s tomb, explorers found no fewer than 48 preparations of meat carefully placed into their own little sarcophagi. And like their pharaohs, who were entombed to look like sexy golden gods …

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Nobody says no to you in a tomb — because of the implication.

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She-Hulk Star Tatiana Maslany Welcomed Into MCU Family by ‘Cousin’ Mark Ruffalo

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Following yesterday’s announcement that Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is She-Hulk for Disney+, Avengers: Endgame star Mark Ruffalo has now taken to social media to welcome the actress into the fold. From his message, you can clearly tell that Ruffalo is as excited for the series as the rest of us, with the actor pleased to welcome his on-screen cousin to the MCU gang.

“Welcome to the family, cuz! @tatianamaslany #SheHulk.”

RELATED: Tatiana Maslany Is She-Hulk in Disney+ Marvel Series

Ruffalo joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2012’s The Avengers, taking over the role of Bruce Banner/Hulk from Edward Norton who left the franchise following The Incredible Hulk. Since then, Ruffalo has appeared across the MCU, starring in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. His natural likeability and comic timing have made his Bruce Banner an endearing, comforting presence amongst the comic book movie chaos, with the actor equally able to portray the torment necessary for the Jekyll-and-Hyde character.

While the Hulk/Banner relationship began as you would expect for his first few appearances, things had changed by the time Thor: Ragnarok rolled around, with Mark Ruffalo spending more time as the green behemoth and thus carving out a character completely unique to his human alter ego. Avengers: Endgame is when the situation really evolved though, with Banner and Hulk now sharing one body and becoming what has been dubbed Professor Hulk. Fans have since been wondering whether we will see this version of the character again, with many hoping that he will at least be given a cameo in the upcoming She-Hulk series.

Speaking of She-Hulk, Tatiana Maslany’s casting comes amid reports that the series will begin production early next year in Atlanta. The series recently brought director Kat Coiro on board to direct several episodes and serve as She-Hulk’s showrunner. Corio is known for directing episodes of such highly regarded shows as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, and Dead to Me.

Tatiana Maslany is now all set to lead the series as the titular Hulk family member. Known for roles in such big screen ventures as Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman, Maslany is best known for her exemplary work on the science fiction thriller series, Orphan Black. Starring as a streetwise hustler who is pulled into a conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her, Orphan Black finds Maslany playing a multitude of characters, all of whom are uniquely different in appearance and demeanor.

She-Hulk will center on Jennifer Walters (Maslany), who is a lawyer and cousin of Bruce Banner. Jennifer inherits Banner’s Hulk powers after receiving a blood transfusion from him but, unlike Bruce, when she hulks out Jennifer can retain most of her personality, intelligence, and, crucially, emotional control.

She-Hulk is one of a few Marvel series set to premiere on Disney+, with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier due for release this fall, and WandaVision scheduled to debut in December 2020. The streaming service also has several series in development including Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, as well as an animated What If…? series which is currently in the works. This comes to us courtesy of Mark Ruffalo’s official Twitter account.

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James Caan Says ‘Elf 2’ Won’t Happen Because Will Ferrell & Jon Favreau ‘Didn’t Get Along’

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One of the greatest Christmas movies to be made won’t be getting a sequel.

According to James Caan, the 2003 film “Elf” will be a stand-alone movie because Will Ferrell and director Jon Favreau “didn’t get along.”

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While speaking with Cleveland’s 92.3 The Fan’s Bull & Fox show, Caan said, ”We were gonna do it and I thought, ‘Oh my god, I finally got a franchise movie, I could make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do.’ And the director and Will didn’t get along very well.”

He added, “So, Will wanted to do it, he didn’t want the director, and he had it in his contract, it was one of those things.”

“Elf” also starred Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Bob Newhart and Ed Asner.

RELATED: Will Ferrell Brings Ricky Bobby Back In Order To Win Soccer Game

ET Canada has reached out to Ferrell’s reps for comment.



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Trump Hears About RBG’s Death as ‘Tiny Dancer’ Plays in Background: ‘She Led an Amazing Life’ — WATCH

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Donald Trump was at a campaign rally when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on Friday night. He reacted with uncharacteristic dignity when he heard the news, coming off of one of his lie-filled rallies.

Said Trump as the strains of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” played in the background: “She just died? Wow. I didn’t know that. You’re telling me now for the first time. She led an amazing life…She was an amazing woman, whether you agreed or not, she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. I’m actually saddened to hear that. I am sad to hear that.”

At the rally, Trump had actually floated the notion of putting Senator Ted Cruz on the court, the Daily Beast reports:

“I’m putting Ted Cruz as one of the people for the Supreme Court. And you know why I did it? Because I wanted to make sure that I had somebody on the list … We had about 45 unbelievable people… the smartest, the best, the absolute creme de la creme. The best minds in the country, conservative; they believe in the Constitution. I have to have somebody that we’re going to make sure we get approved, and the only one I could think of was Ted because he’s going to get 50 Republican votes and he’ll get 50 Democrat votes. We will defend the dignity of work and the sanctity of life. That’s why the Supreme Court is so important. The next President will get one, two, three, or four Supreme Court Justices…If you don’t get it right we will not have a country anymore.”

ABC News reported that Trump plans to put forth a nominee in the coming days.

Senator Mitch McConnell said on Friday night that he plans to hold a Senate vote on that nominee.

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