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A popular fantasy novel written by JRR Tolkien in 1954, The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) was brought to life on the big screen in the early 2000s by Peter Jackson, who directed each of the three films in the trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003). Each of these films grossed more than $870 million in global box office revenue, while The Return of the King generated in excess of $1.1 billion.

The epic fantasy trilogy stands out for its incredible attention to detail, including its oversized sets…


Cable TV is no longer as ubiquitous as it once was in the United States. Consumer-friendly streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video allow users to watch programs at their convenience as opposed to at scheduled times — and at less cost than most cable packages. According to eMarketer, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the cord-cutting shift in the US. More than 6 million households canceled their cable packages in 2020, bringing the total number to 31.2 million. eMarketer anticipates that by 2024 one-third of all US households will exclusively use streaming platforms.

Cord-cutting isn’t only becoming…


Created in the 1980s by high school friends Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak, and Michael Balzary, the Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) established themselves as one of the most original and innovative bands over the course of the next several decades, both in terms of their sound and performances. The band fused elements of punk and funk rock into its early albums. Its early sound was influenced by groups and solo artists including Defunkt, The Misfits, Parliament-Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley. In later years, RHCP’s style and lyrics matured to reflect more of a commercial, alternative rock sound. …


New Jersey stands out for different reasons: The Garden State is the United States’ leading producer of blueberries, cranberries, and tomatoes; was the site of many battles during the American Revolution; and is considered the diner capital of the world, with more than 600 diners. The state also has produced iconic singers such as Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen, and was the residence of Thomas Edison when he invented the phonograph and hundreds of other products.

In addition to these distinctions, New Jersey is the home state of some of Hollywood’s most accomplished entertainers. …


The 2021 NHL trade deadline passed on April 12 at 3 p.m. (Eastern Time). Sixteen trades were made during the day, as teams attempted to prepare for extended playoff runs. Several other trades were made in the days and weeks leading up to the deadline. The New Jersey Devils traded two of its key veteran players and made a few other transactions. Below is a look at the team’s player activity before and just after the NHL trade deadline.

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Signed Alexander Holtz

While teams are not permitted to make trades after the deadline, they can sign their own prospects. New Jersey did just…


Located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium has 82,500 seats and is among the largest football stadiums in the NFL. Construction began in 2007 and the 2.1-million-square-foot, $1.6 billion stadium opened for business in 2010.

Designed by 360 Architects, among other firms, the stadium’s primary structure contains more than 17,000 pieces of steel and its exterior aluminum louvers, when combined, extend for more than 30 miles. Since its opening, the stadium has hosted a range of sporting events and concerts.

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Home of the Giants and Jets

MetLife Stadium is the only stadium in the NFL to serve as the home field for two teams: the…


A popular grunge-rock band that first emerged in the Seattle music scene in 1990, Pearl Jam has since produced 11 studio albums and sold in excess of 80 million albums worldwide. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, the band was founded by lead singer Eddie Vedder, bassist Jeff Ament, rhythm guitarist Stone Gossard, lead guitarist Mike McCready, and drummer Dave Krusen. Others to have been part of the band include Jack Irons, Matt Cameron, and Dave Abbruzzese.

Pearl Jam is best known for singles including “Better Man,” “Given to Fly,” “Even Flow,” “Jeremy,” and “Alive,”…


Written and directed by David O. Russell, American Hustle (2013) is an Oscar-nominated crime drama that tells the story of Irving Rosenfeld and his partner Sydney Prosser as they work for unpredictable FBI agent Richie DiMaso. The plot, loosely based on a true story, involves the New Jersey mafia as well as power brokers such as Mayor Carmine Polito. The following are five facts you might not know about the film and its production.

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1. It’s Based on the Real-Life ABSCAM Scandal

The real-life story upon which American Hustle is loosely based is the FBI high-level sting operation known as ABSCAM. The investigation received this name in recognition…


While it might not receive as much recognition for its sports scene as neighboring New York, New Jersey has a rich history with professional sports franchises and has produced numerous Hall of Fame athletes. Among other well-known athletes, Olympian Carl Lewis, three-time MLB MVP Mike Trout, and three-time NBA Finals MVP Shaquille O’Neal were all born in the Garden State.

In regard to professional sports teams, only one — the New Jersey Devils — has the state in its name. …


Founded in 1974, the New Jersey Devils have built a record of success and have won three Stanley Cups. Over the years, the New Jersey Devils have picked up a number of talented players in the National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft. Several of its picks outside of the first round have gone on to enjoy lengthy and successful careers. Here are six of its best value picks in the NHL Entry Draft.

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New Jersey Devils
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Patrik Elias

Patrik Elias is the New Jersey Devils’ all-time leader in goals (408) and points (1,025), so it’s a little surprising that he wasn’t a first-round draft pick…

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Jeff Sica is a regular guest on Fox Business and has also provided commentary for CNBC and Bloomberg.

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