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Ida Astute/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Andrew Garfield was candid when asked about his experience taking on the role of The Amazing Spider-Man, calling the pressure “like a prison.”

“I was well up for the challenge and I still am,” Garfield told Indie Wire’s the Playlist while promoting his new film 99 Homes, out September 25.

He continued, “The pressure to get it right, to please everyone…it’s not going to happen…You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, ‘Eh, that was good.'”

In fact, Garfield felt like even the marketing affects the art. “[It’s] like ‘We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.’ That’s canning Coke,” he added. “So that aspect of it was a bummer.”

For Garfield, a rising star, he was upset that the hype and the marketing affected the “unique” project the cast and crew were trying to create.

“It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they’re going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can’t live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations,” he said.

Tom Holland will take over as Spider-Man in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.

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Apple’s iOS 9 is pictured. Apple(NEW YORK) — While all eyes may be on the potential new iPhones and other hardware to be unveiled next Wednesday at Apple’s special event, it’s also possible users will find out when they can get their hands on hotly anticipated operating system updates.

The star of Apple’s event is widely expected to be the new iPhone 6S — but if history is any indicator, Apple fans should be able to expect some news on when they can download the public versions of three new operating system updates that were shown off at the company’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in June.

Here’s a quick cheat sheet about what to expect when it comes to iOS 9, OS X “El Capitan” and watchOS 2.

iOS 9

Intelligence is the driving force in iOS 9, which will include an even smarter and more proactive Siri capable of picking up context throughout your day. The digital personal assistant fields more than one billion requests per week, according to Apple, and will be ready for plenty more work with iOS 9.

With the new update, Siri will be able to pull up results for requests such as “Show me photos from Utah last August” and “Remind me to grab my coffee off the roof of my car when I get in.”

Siri will also know to pull up music when headphones are plugged in or start an audio book a user has been listening to when they’re in their car, among a slew of other context-based features.

OS X ‘El Capitan’

The latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system, OS X “El Capitan,” has a special focus on enhancing performance for power users.

Among the new features are the ability to work across tabs in Mail, pin most visited websites in Safari and work simultaneously in windows positioned side by side. Spotlight will also be able to understand natural language, making it easier for users to find everything from files to weather and sports scores.

watchOS 2

Among the new capabilities are photo faces, including time lapses of city scenes, the ability to see a different photo every time a user glances at their wrist and nightstand mode, turning a charging watch into an alarm clock.

A time travel feature will also let users turn their crown to leap forward and backward in time to see their schedules. Siri will also respond to a voice command to start counting a workout, without a user having to touch their Apple Watch.

Many apps on the watch can run natively with the update, meaning users can expect quicker load times and even more possibilities for how they can be used.

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NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) — There are only four red chairs on The Voice, but if the show ever added another, who should sit in it? In a new video on TVLine.com, this season’s coaches reveal their dream picks for a fifth coach.

Both Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani think Bette Midler would make a great addition to the show. Gwen says the Divine Miss M is “somebody we’d love to get to know a little better,” and Adam agrees.

“She looks like the kind of lady that doesn’t take any s***, and I like that,” Adam says.

Gwen also suggests Barbra Streisand because, she says, “that is an artist that can do everything.”

The other two coaches, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams, are a little sillier with their fantasy choices. Blake wants model Kate Upton as the fifth judge — because he’s “a fan” — and Pharrell says he’d pick either Kermit the Frog or Krusty the Clown.

The ninth season of The Voice premieres Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Raphael Gaillarde/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO, Cali.) — Researchers believe they have found the cause of a mysterious and fatal brain disease that leaves patients with symptom’s similar to Parkinson’s disease, including rigid muscles, tremors and low blood pressure.

Called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), the disease is rare but devastating, affecting three out of every 100,000 people over the age of 50. Researchers have now uncovered that the disease is likely caused by infectious proteins similar to the ones that cause Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease.

Those with the disease generally show symptoms in their 50s and their health rapidly declines in the subsequent 5ive to 10 years, with progressive loss of motor function, according to the National Institutes of Health.

In a new study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, researchers have found that tiny infectious proteins called prions are likely behind MSA. Prions are proteins that are folded abnormally and cause other proteins to similarly fold, which can have devastating consequences.

Researchers, led by Dr. Stanley Prusiner, director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of California San Francisco, examined the brains of 14 subjects who had been diagnosed with MSA.

They then used specimens from the brains and found that they could infect mice and other healthy cells with the deadly disease. The identification of this prion, called alpha-aynuclein, is the first new prion to be discovered in 50 years, researchers said.

Mark Zabel, associate director of the Prion Research Center at Colorado State University, said while the disease is transmissible it cannot cause an epidemic.

“The main we transmit the disease [in lab animals] is to stick them in the head with the needle, that doesn’t happen to often in human life or wildlife,” he explained.

Zabel, who was not involved in the study, said the mostly likely source of infection is in the clinic or operating room.

While all subjects developed the disease spontaneously, the study authors did caution that doctors should be particularly careful when administering “deep brain stimulation” because of the potential of infecting others with MSA. The authors explain that patients with MSA are often mistaken for Parkinson’s disease patients, so in theory if they are given deep brain stimulation therapy, they could put other patients at risk if the surgical tools aren’t carefully decontaminated.

Previous studies found “prions bound to stainless steel wires” tightly even after a decontamination procedure, and “retained their ability to infect mice on brain implantation, as well as in cultures of susceptible cells,” according to the paper.

Dr. Valerie Sim, an associate professor in the Neurology Division at the University of Alberta, said it’s not clear from the study whether the disease is easily transmissible, and despite the disease’s outcome, people should not be afraid of contracting MSA.

“Some of the message taken from this study is fear. It’s important to avoid fear,” said Sim, who was not involved in the study. “It’s important that there’s no proof of” human-to-human transmission.

The material was directly injected into the mouse’s brain to infect them, Sim said, noting that the study may have implications about the definition of what makes a prion, since they should be considered transmissible and that more study was needed.

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Jessica McGowan/Getty(MONTREAL) — It’s perhaps best known for its major league baseball team, the Braves, and for hosting the 1996 Olympics. Now, Atlanta, Georgia is home to the world’s busiest airport.

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson is one of four U.S. airports to make the top 10 list, according to data released Monday from Airports Council International. The others are LAX in Los Angeles (5); Chicago O’Hare (7) and Dallas-Fort Worth (9).

The Montreal-based council ranks the airports based on passenger traffic. More than 96 million passengers arrived or departed from Hartsfield-Jackson in 2014. That’s 10 million more than the second-place airport, Beijing’s Capital International Airport.

The 10 Busiest Airports of 2014:

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Beijing (PEK)
  • London (LHR)
  • Tokyo (HND)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Dubai (DXB)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Hong Kong (HKG)

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If this was a friendly feud before, Republican candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have now fully entered the proverbial boxing ring and neither are pulling any punches.

These are the ad wars; Trump released an ad mocking Bush’s comments that illegal immigration is an “act of love.” And Tuesday, Bush fired back in, what could be the most effective attack against Trump — Trump, himself.

Released on the @JebBush twitter account, the video, entitled “The Real Donald Trump”, is almost entirely comprised of old interview clips that Trump participated in.

It begins with Trump speaking these words (from 1999),”I lived in New York City, in Manhattan all my life so my views are a little different than if I lived in Iowa.”

You then hear Trump say “I am very pro-choice” and proclaim that he thinks Hillary Clinton would do a good job in Iran negotiations. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asks he if identifies more as a Democrat or a Republican. Trump responds, “you’d be shocked if I said that, in many cases, I probably identify more as a democrat.”

And then the kicker — an unidentified questioner asks why he’s a Republican. To which Trump responds, “I have no idea.”

It is the most pointed attack we’ve heard from the Bush team thus far. In the past, when faced with attack, Bush would respond with a measured line, saying that Trump “doesn’t have a proven conservative record.”

Bush acknowledged Tuesday that the war of words had intensified, during an availability with reporters after a town hall at a Miami high school.

“They attack me every day, every day with barbarities that are not true,” Bush said in Spanish, later adding in English that the ad wasn’t a mischaracterization. “Using his own words is not a mischaracterization, it came out of his own mouth.”

Meanwhile, Trump has gone for the jugular from the very beginning. In his most recent attack, he used Bush’s claim that illegal immigration can be “an act of love” against him. The video, accompanied by macabre music, features Bush saying that line, as photos of people who came into the country illegally are played. One was charged with murder, another convicted of it.

One of the men mentioned in the video, Francisco Sanchez, was charged with murder in California and has pleaded not guilty.

Another man, Santana Gaona, had been convicted of murder in Texas and was sentenced to 50 years, according to court records.

And a third, Brian Hyde Omar, was charged in Florida with three counts of second-degree murder. Police say he was here illegally, though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has yet to confirm that.

Another video, instagrammed by Trump Tuesday, shows Bush introducing Hillary Clinton at an event as “someone who has dedicated her life to public service.”

It is yet another series in the long saga between Trump, the current frontrunner, and Bush, the one who everyone thought would be.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Following more bad news from China, U.S. stocks had another bad day as investors remain jittery over a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

On Tuesday, the Shanghai Composite Index closed down Tuesday 1.2 percent. American investors fear that an economic slowdown in China will affect U.S. exports to that nation.

The Dow Jones Industrial average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all ended the day in the red. The Dow briefly dropped more than 500 points and closed down about 2.8 percent, or 469 points at the end of trading in New York. The S&P 500 fell about 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq closed down nearly 3 percent.

A report in China said manufacturing in that country fell to a three-year low last month.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Following more bad news from China, U.S. stocks had another bad day as investors remain jittery over a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

On Tuesday, the Shanghai Composite Index closed down Tuesday 1.2 percent. American investors fear that an economic slowdown in China will affect U.S. exports to that nation.

The Dow Jones Industrial average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all ended the day in the red. The Dow briefly dropped more than 500 points and closed down about 2.8 percent, or 469 points at the end of trading in New York. The S&P 500 fell about 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq closed down nearly 3 percent.

A report in China said manufacturing in that country fell to a three-year low last month.

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Danny Chasteen thought he hit the jackpot when he won $250,000 in the Illinois lottery this summer. But a delay in the state’s budget is also delaying his payoff and dampening his celebratory mood.

“Wait a minute. I won this fair and square,” Chasteen, 56, of LaSalle County, said. “I bought a ticket and scratched it off. I don’t get it.”

That’s because until the budget is approved, the state comptroller can’t pay lottery winners with prize money higher than $25,000, state lottery officials said.

“If it was me owing the state money, but I don’t have the budget together, they would take me to court and get my money,” Chasteen said.

Illinois lawmakers have failed to meet their budget deadline of July 1, as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has battled the Democrat-run legislature. Meanwhile, the Illinois State Museum, subsidized child care and other social services are on the chopping block.

When Chasteen, a manufacturing foreman, learned he won the state lottery’s Cool Cash scratch-off game on July 20, he said he was told he would receive the winnings in four to six weeks. But last week, he received a call from lottery officials saying otherwise.

“They said, ‘We cannot pay you out because the state don’t have a budget,'” said Chasteen, who was hoping to pay off his bills with his lottery winnings.

Last Friday, he took out a $3,000 loan to help pay off his bills and those of his girlfriend. Chasteen said he hasn’t spent more money than he usually does since learning he won the lottery. But he said he wouldn’t have taken out the loan if he had received the lottery prize money, as first reported by ABC station WLS in Chicago.

Lottery officials say the prize money exists, but they legally can’t dole it out.

“Due to the ongoing budget situation in Springfield, some lottery winner payments have been delayed,” a statement from the state lottery read. “All winners will be paid in full as soon as the Lottery and the Illinois Comptroller have the legislative authority to do so.”

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The great gefilte fish mystery may have been solved.

Among the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on Monday night was one that left people totally stumped — and it had to do with gefilte fish.

“Where are we on this?” Clinton wrote to two of her advisers on March 5, 2010. The subject line was simply, “Gefilte Fish.”

Gefilte fish, for those who don’t know, is a traditional Jewish dish served at Passover that is made up of ground-up fish and various spices, and is often bought ready-to-eat in jars. It’s highly controversial – people either like it or can’t stand it.

Why Clinton was emailing about the Jewish dish was unclear at first. Regardless, the Internet loved it.

But it appears the case has now been cracked. And the explanation is perfectly logical and work-related.

According to the Washington Post, just before the Jewish holiday that year there was a trade dispute that held up a large shipment of Illinois-caught carp (the fish typically used in gefilte fish) that was destined for Israel.

Clinton had pledged to help resolve the issue.

“I will take that mission on,” she told Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Illinois.

Tablet magazine’s Yair Rosenberg was the first to make the connection on Twitter, where he shared an excerpt of the former Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren’s, memoir, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, in which he recalled the situation.

Clinton’s campaign has not confirmed if this is indeed what Clinton was emailing about, but the timing of it makes sense.

This is not the first time Clinton’s emails have raised eyebrows.

Two emails released by the State Department earlier this summer revealed that Clinton had meetings with an unidentified person referred to as “Santa.”

People wondered if Santa could be a code name for some high-powered Clinton associate, however it turned out Santa was simply the name of Clinton’s longtime hairdresser, Santa Nikkels.

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