“America’s Got Talent” is about to get fierce.


The NBC show has crowned Tyra Banks as its new emcee for its upcoming twelfth season.


The former “America’s Next Top Model” host will be replacing Nick Cannon following his controversial resignation last month, judge Howie Mandel announced on Twitter Sunday night.

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News organization have been abuzz this week following the release of a new WikiLeaks document dump detailing the hacking tools used by the CIA to spy on Americans. Of the countless worrisome discoveries made possible by the leaked documents, one of the most frightening was the assertion that the CIA is capable of “bypassing” encrypted messaging apps such as Signal and WhatsApp. This detail was widely reported throughout the week, but according to the New York Times, those reports are overblown.


The Times reports that following the dump, security researchers used automated tools to search the entire database and couldn’t find a single mention of any popular encrypted messaging apps. That means top messaging apps like WhatsApp, Signal, Wickr and Apple’s own iMessage platform are all safe from the CIA’s prying eyes.

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LAS VEGAS — Leaving his wrecked No. 18 Toyota on pit road following Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch walked briskly with a purpose to Joey Logano and the No. 22 Ford. Without word, he immediately threw a punch at Logano, triggering a fight between the two on the ground and chaos on pit road involving crew men and NASCAR officials.


A Team Penske public relations employee pulled Logano forcefully away from the incident, while Busch remained on the ground, tussling with several members of the No. 22 crew in a sea of yellow fire suits. A NASCAR official pulled Busch from the brawl and he and another official restrained Busch, shouting, “Kyle!” as Busch flailed his elbows and struggled to break free.

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Disney’s beauty is turning into a beast.


ESPN, the once-invincible sports media giant, is set to ax big-name on-air talent as it tightens its belt in response to lower ad revenue — the result of lower subscriber numbers and ratings — combined with ballooning sports rights fees.


The profitable Disney unit is looking to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget over the next two years, according to reports.

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