Chris Rock Will Host the Oscars + It's Back to the Future Day

Sacha Strebe
  • Chris Rock has been confirmed to host the 88th Academy Awards. The comedian previously hosted the Oscars in 2005, and show producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin are keen to refresh the look of the ABC telecast and think "he’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!” Rock is also happy to be back in the main role: “I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” said Rock. “It’s great to be back.” — Variety
     
  • USA Today has welcomed its readers to the future with a Back to the Future front page. The newspaper marked the historic date with the same front page that appeared in the original Back to the Future II more than 25 years ago. The wrap-around supplement has re-created the exact edition featured in the iconic movie complete with the same block of text. Some creative liberty was required to reimagine the headlines, and editors wrote some new articles, too. — Mashable
     
  • Adele has confirmed her new album will be called 25Since the Oscar-winning Bond song, fans have been waiting patiently for another album from the songstress, and this morning she revealed all the details in a letter. While she doesn't confirm a release date, a 2015 release is expected. "I'm sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened," she wrote. Adele also shared how this album will be different from 21: "My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record. I'm making up with myself. I'm making up for lost time." — Billboard 
     
  • Oslo has confirmed it will ban cars from downtown. In fact, it will ban all cars from the city center by 2019. To make up for the lack of vehicles, the city plans to create over 35 miles of bike lanes by 2019 and "invest heavily in public transport." About 350,000 car owners will be affected in the Norwegian capital. Paul Steely White, the executive director of Transportation Alternatives, says car-free cities will reduce pollution but also be a safer place for pedestrians and cyclists. — Reuters
     
  • A massive asteroid will fly past Earth on Halloween at "unusually" high speeds. Scientists say the asteroid, called 2015 TB145, is "traveling at speed of more than 78,000 miles per hour and estimates of its size range from 689 to 2133 feet. NASA reports the space rock will pass by a little over 300,000 miles from Earth, which means it isn't on course to hit us. — USA Today
     
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