‘Grumpy Cat’ Becomes the First Feline to be Immortalized as an Animatronic Sculpture by Madame Tussauds

Grumpy Cat, the frowning puss with a sweet disposition, very patiently tolerated the measuring and fitting required to become the very first feline to be immortalized by the famous Madame Tussauds. Grumpy’s likeness will become a permanent fixture at the San Francisco location later this year.

In step with Grumpy Cat’s digital celebrity, her figure will be an animatronic with five different movements. The animatronic will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds’ San Francisco location later this year in typically aloof fashion by Grumpy Cat herself. After a short stay at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, the animatronic will tour the remaining five Madame Tussauds attractions across the US.

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Diplo, Skillrex and Justin Bieber Talk About Working Together on Their New Single ‘Where Are Ü Now’

Musicians/producers/djs Diplo and Skillrex, who have been working together as Jack Ü, recently teamed up with former teenybopper Justin Bieber to create “Where Are Ü Now“, an amazingly produced multi-layered song. In speaking with The New York Times, both Diplo and Skillrex broke down sections of the song, explaining how they developed different sounds along with the arrangement of multiple beats, rhythms and times.

People are always trying to avoid digital distortion, but we always like using it. We’re literally always trying to find something you haven’t heard before. You took a little pattern and create it into a whole different sound, but it still has the elements of some human thing, like a warmth in the track.

The official music video for “Where Are Ü Now

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Released on Instagram Using Their New Widescreen Video Feature

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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Disney has released a new 15 second teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on the official Star Wars Instagram account that includes some exciting new footage. The teaser takes advantage of Instagram’s new widescreen video feature that was introduced in its latest update.

Instagram Finally Adds Support for Non-Square Portrait and Landscape Photos

Instagram has announced that the popular photo sharing app will now feature support for non-square portrait and landscape formatted photographs. This is a big change for the service which has only allowed square format images since its launch in 2010.

The update also includes widescreen video options and the ability to use the same filters for both photos and video. The new version is available in both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

Instagram Landscape of Golden Gate Bridge

Instagram landscape of Golden Gate Bridge

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Parents Build a Working Optimus Prime Cake That Transforms From Truck to Robot for Their Son’s Sixth Birthday

Russell Munro and his wife created a working Optimus Prime cake that transforms from a truck into a robot for their son’s sixth birthday party. Munro posted a video of the cake in action at the party to the delight of the crowd, and also posted a separate video that shows the platform itself in action with the cake.

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