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Twitter Seems Pretty Convinced That Ariana Grande’s Dating Her ‘Boyfriend’ Collaborator, Mikey Foster

On Friday (August 2), Ariana Grande dropped her new song, “Boyfriend”, which she collaborated on with the band Social House. Along with it, she dropped a music video that portrays her and one of the group’s members, Mikey Foster, as love interests. It didn’t take long for the video, and the couple’s history of collaborating, to spark dating rumors—and now, people on Twitter are fully convinced the “Thank U, Next” singer has a new boyfriend.

Ahead of its release, Grande explained the concept behind the track on Twitter: “We wanted to make something uplifting that captures that feeling of being afraid to take the leap & trust, being afraid of being hurt or feeling like you won’t be enough for that person…but also how it feels to have a crippling crush on someone.”

“I feel like this song captures a common theme in the lives of so many people i know! People want to feel love but don’t want to define their relationship & have trouble fully committing or trusting or allowing themselves to fully love someone. even tho they want to,” she added in a second tweet.

“Boyfriend” isn’t the first time the two have worked together professionally: They also collaborated on “7 Rings” and “Thank U, Next,” with Foster and his bandmate Scootie Anderson producing and co-writing the tracks with Grande.

Despite their professional history—or partly because of it—a lot of fans seem to think “Boyfriend” is actually about her relationship with the singer. The two are currently on the road together too: Social House is touring with Grande at the moment.

Fans were also quick to point out that Foster posted a heartfelt tribute to the pop star on her birthday in June.

Twitter Seems Pretty Convinced That Ariana Grande Is Dating Her ‘Boyfriend’ Collaborator, Mikey Foster

On Friday (August 2), Ariana Grande dropped her new song, “Boyfriend”, which she collaborated on with the band Social House. Along with it, she dropped a music video that portrays her and one of the group’s members, Mikey Foster, as love interests. It didn’t take long for the video, and the couple’s history of collaborating, to spark dating rumors—and now people on Twitter are fully convinced the “Thank U, Next” singer has a new boyfriend.

Ahead of its release, Grande explained the concept behind the track on Twitter: “We wanted to make something uplifting that captures that feeling of being afraid to take the leap & trust, being afraid of being hurt or feeling like you won’t be enough for that person…but also how it feels to have a crippling crush on someone.”

“I feel like this song captures a common theme in the lives of so many people i know! People want to feel love but don’t want to define their relationship & have trouble fully committing or trusting or allowing themselves to fully love someone. even tho they want to,” she added in a second tweet.

“Boyfriend” isn’t the first time the two have worked together professionally: They also collaborated on “7 Rings” and “Thank U, Next,” with Foster and his bandmate Scootie Anderson producing and cowriting the tracks with Grande.

Despite their professional history—or partly because of it—a lot of fans seem to think “Boyfriend” is actually about her relationship with the singer. The two are currently on the road together too: Social House is touring with Grande at the moment.

Fans were also quick to point out that Foster posted a heartfelt tribute to the pop star on her birthday in June.

The Best New Makeup Products Launching in August 2019

It seems like every time you open Instagram, a beauty brand is launching a new palette, lipstick, or contour kit. While it certainly keeps getting ready fun, the sheer volume of products dropping on the regular makes it impossible to try everything—or even know where to start. That’s where our beauty team comes in. Luckily for you (and us), it’s our job to sort through the piles (and piles) of makeup that cross our desks each month to narrow down the best new makeup launches that are worth adding to your collection. From a slime green eyeliner to the perfect brow gel, this month’s launches are damn good. Check in all month as we add our favorites from August to the list.

Taron Egerton Is Down To Join The MCU, But Maybe Not As Wolverine

Following the success of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Welsh actor Taron Egerton quickly became one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young talents. He subsequently starred in Eddie the Eagle opposite Hugh Jackman, a Kingsman sequel titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the recently-released Elton John biopic Rocketman, proving that he was far more than just a pretty action hero. Not that he’s opposed to returning to a life of saving the world. In fact, Taron Egerton is more than ready to join the ever-growing MCU, which is pretty much just a huge collection of outrageously attractive action heroes fighting cosmic threats and looking great doing it.

Taron Egerton recently commented briefly on whether or not he would join the MCU. He’d been rumored to play the Disney/Marvel Studios version of Wolverine, but he said those rumors weren’t founded.

Here’s what he said during a red carpet interview with Variety:

Now, it’s worth noting that while Taron Egerton has pretty much shot down the possibility of being the next Wolverine, it also seems like he hasn’t even been approached by Marvel. So it’s really anyone’s guess at this point. It sounds like he doesn’t even know and he’s just saying “I’m not Wolverine” to help fans curb their expectations. Still, I’m gonna choose to lean harder into my own wishful thinking and maintain that until he says the words, “Marvel turned me down,” or “It’s 100% not happening, shut up,” he’s not not our new Wolverine.

But even with his immense reserves of talent, can Taron Egerton ever top Hugh Jackman’s incredible performance as the grizzly X-Man? He may be able to take on his performances in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, and mayyyyybe the first X-Men, but there’s no replicating or emulating what Jackman did so beautifully and so effortlessly in Logan. I’m not saying it’s impossible and I’m not saying he should strive to be another Hugh Jackman, but his performances won’t hit us quite the same way. That being said, he absolutely deserves a shot at a Marvel hero, and we’re betting he’ll get one sooner rather than later.

You can catch Taron Egerton in all of his aforementioned roles as well as his upcoming ones, which include Sing 2 and the upcoming The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance television series. Also, if you’re itching to find out what’s hitting theaters this year, we’ve got you covered.

Lucy Liu Responds To Charlie’s Angels Reboot

From The Lion King to Child’s Play, this year has been packed with reimaginings of familiar titles. It’s an undeniable trend Hollywood has been exploring for some time, so much so that some franchises have reached third and fourth generations of remakes. Just take the upcoming Charlie’s Angels: the Elizabeth Banks directed action-comedy has roots in the ‘70s television show and ‘00s McG films.

Now former Angel Lucy Liu is weighing in on her famed team of badass female detectives coming back to the big screen. She spoke about the new Charlie’s Angels movie to ET after addressing the new Beverly Hills, 90210 revival series:

Studios often have an easier time investing in familiar names over brand new ideas and they perform with mixed results. Titles such as 2017’s The Mummy, 2015’s Fantastic Four and this year’s Hellboy were absolute failures while the new Spider-Man films, It and A Star is Born were wildly successful.

As Lucy Liu said, it will be interesting to see how Charlie’s Angels fares among audiences this fall. The movie stars Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, Aladdin’s Naomi Scott, and newcomer Ella Balinska as the new angels, with Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin, and Djimon Hounsou in the supporting cast.

The movie will build upon the world established in the TV series and films. Charlie’s Angels will show how the spy operation has grown since it began, with the angels traveling to locations around the world such as Berlin, Hamburg, and Istanbul. They’ll be working together as a trio and with a network of angels. Elizabeth Banks notes one of her reasons to bring the franchise back was this theme of collaborative women over one hero.

It’s been 16 years since Lucy Liu starred in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and the approach to how women are presented on screen has changed a ton. Having a female eye behind the camera and as a co-writer on the script is also huge for the franchise. Liu has previously shown her support for this new version, calling it “very exciting.”

But will Alex Munday make an appearance in Charlie’s Angels? It doesn’t look to be the case, but she’d certainly be a welcome addition to the film. Lucy Liu currently has her hands full on a new CBS show, Why Women Kill, premiering on August 15. After recently wrapping her seven-season run on Elementary, she will play an ‘80s woman named Simone who is dealing with infidelity, among two other stories in the ‘60s and the present day.

Are you excited for the new Charlie’s Angels? Let us know in the comments below.

Here’s Why Meghan Markle Is Reportedly Keeping Her Birthday Plans Low Key

The Sun‘s latest report, published Friday, corroborated Scobie to some degree: There will be a “low-key birthday celebration” at Frogmore Cottage, the tabloid reported, and it won’t include a star-studded guest list like Markle’s baby shower in February.

Apparently, that’s a PR decision based on the super-lavish shower’s subsequent backlash. So a party on Lake Como with the Clooneys? That’s reportedly out. “The Clooneys clan will be in Villa Oleandra on Lake Como and the Sussexes will not want to be seen enjoying more of their lavish hospitality after the PR disaster backlash post the U.S. baby shower,” an insider told The Sun.

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There’s also a report that Markle isn’t inviting Kate Middleton and Prince William to her birthday party. (Yes, there is alleged royal birthday party invitation drama.) “It is unlikely that the Cambridges will be invited to Meghan’s 38th birthday on Sunday,” a source told The Sun. However, apparently it’s not because they’re on bad terms—they’ve been spending a lot of time together. Markle is just intent on keeping her low-key day chill.

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Markle could very justifiably just wanting to be having a small birthday gathering at home with Harry, Archie and a few friends and family without there being some dramatic PR reason behind it—she’s in the spotlight all the time—but as we know, the royal rumor mill never rests. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for any birthday posts from @sussexroyal on Sunday, though.

How Keanu Reeves Could Look As Marvel’s Moon Knight In The MCU

For over a decade, Marvel Studios has been recruiting the cream of the crop to take on its blockbuster comic book adaptations, and it’s only growing. During last month’s San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that big names including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Mahershala Ali would be joining the MCU family as well. But what about 2019’s favorite actor to love: Keanu Reeves?

The John Wick actor has been approached by Marvel before but has not yet found a place in the massive movie universe. When the Russo Brothers were recently asked what role they’d like to see him in, they were down with Kevin Smith’s idea of Keanu Reeves playing Moon Knight. That inspired this piece of fan art:

BossLogic loves to imagine actors as badass heroes with his artwork and this one certainly shows the Russos’ and Kevin Smith’s good eyes. Marvel fans have been hoping for a Moon Knight movie for sometime, and even James Gunn once shared his interest in working on the project if he wasn’t so busy. The artist previously explored fancasting this character, but with Jake Gyllenhaal as Marc Spector, before Gyllenhaal became the MCU’s Mysterio.

Moon Knight is a former U.S. Marine who is granted the powers of Egyptain Moon God Khonshu in exchange for his service to Earth as a vigilante skilled in hand-to-hand combat and gadgetry. The character certainly has some comparisons to DC’s Batman, however Moon Knight eventually goes insane, developing multiple personalities and losing grasp on reality, thanks to Khonshu’s powers.

Neither Moon Knight nor Keanu Reeves was mentioned at Marvel’s recent Phase Four panel at Comic Con. However, Marvel Chief Kevin Feige has approached Keanu for multiple projects. In Feige’s words:

Past rumors attached Keanu Reeves to The Eternals, but he was never announced as part of the cast. The actor also reportedly was to play Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel, but scheduling conflicts with John Wick 3 got in the way and Jude Law nabbed the role instead. Reeves is a busy man, as he’s currently filming Bill & Ted Face The Music and will be returning for John Wick 4 as well.

The MCU doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, so hopefully Keanu Reeves will find a place in the universe and Moon Knight will be adapted for either the big screen or television as well! Reeves has been fan-casted in a variety of roles including Wolverine, Silver Surfer, and Nova. Which one would you like to him play? Would you be excited for a Moon Knight movie? Sound off in the comments below!

Bruce Campbell Thinks Batman V. Superman Was A ‘Stupid Concept’ That Never Should’ve Been Made

You’d think that superhero fatigue would be setting in by now, but money raked in by films such as Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home says that the genre is alive and well. And while the quality of superhero films varies from movie to movie, different people resonate with so many different heroes that the genre will always have something for everyone. Horror icon Bruce Campbell (of The Evil Dead fame) is of a different mind. He’s one of many Hollywood figures to question superhero films and voice the belief that they don’t really offer anything special or new.

During an interview with io9 at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, he contrasted the invulnerability of superheroes with normal people struggling to survive in an adverse situation, against stacked odds. To him, that’s infinitely more interesting than whether or not Thor would beat Captain Marvel in a fight. He thinks vulnerability and mortality are necessary because they put normal people in real danger. Bruce Campbell thinks that superheroes aren’t interesting because there’s nothing that can truly beat them. Heck, even if they “die,” they’re not really gone. And he doesn’t like that.

The fanboy in me wants to scream out in protest, but I honestly think the guy has a point. Do I agree with said point? Maybe in the case of Batman V. Superman (which was abysmal and riddled with plot holes), but I think plenty of superhero films do a phenomenal job of making us care despite the fact that, yes, these larger-than-life beings are nearly impossible to kill.

I get where Campbell is coming from. I do. But he’s talking about Batman V. Superman like it’s every superhero film. Marvel consistently does a great job with its heroes and its stories, and DC has a handful of winners, too (Wonder Woman being my favorite by far). You’ve got to examine these movies individually.

You can catch Bruce Campbell in Ash Vs. the Evil Dead, which has since been cancelled (only three seasons in, too) but can still be found on Netflix, Amazon, and home video.

Anne Hathaway Powerfully Opened Up About Going Through ‘Infertility Hell’

Anne Hathaway confirmed in late July that she’s expecting her second child with husband Adam Shulman, but in her announcement, she also shared that her path to pregnancy wasn’t an easy one. Since then, the actress has been speaking candidly about her experience with infertilityto let other women going through the same thing know they’re not alone. In a new interview with The Daily Mail, published Thursday (August 1), Hathaway opened up even more about her struggle to get pregnant, saying that going through “infertility hell” left her feeling “broken” and “devastated.”

“Each time I was trying to get pregnant and it wasn’t going my way, someone else would manage to conceive,” she told the Mail. “I knew intellectually that it didn’t happen just to torment me, but, to be honest, it felt a little bit like it did.”

This is precisely why she addressed her fertility issues in her July pregnancy announcement. Alongside a black-and-white picture of herself, Hathaway wrote in the caption: “For everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love.”

In the interview, she also explained her decision to be so open in her post: “When I said to them: ‘This has happened to me, it broke my heart, it broke me,’ so many of them said: ‘It happened to me, too,’ and that was the thing that allowed me to come through it, to feel my pain without having anyone rush in to define it or cure it.”

Hathaway went on to discuss her feelings about social media and how Instagram does not make easy for women struggling to have a baby. “I sometimes think Instagram makes life look really breezy, but that’s not the whole story,” she said. “By leaving out the sad part, we make women who are struggling with this feel isolated and lonely; we make them feel like it’s all their fault. I wanted to be more sensitive than that.”

The actress, who has a 3-year-old son, also said more conversations about infertility need to be had so that we can collectively put an end to the social stigmas surrounding pregnancy and children.

“What made matters worse was that I was embarrassed to feel like that because there was no conversation to be had about it. This is something people don’t talk about, and I think they should,” Hathaway told the Daily Mail.

“So, when I was writing that post, I was thinking about that one follower I might reach, the woman who’s in hell about this and can’t figure out why it’s not happening for her,” Hathaway said. “She’s going to see my announcement and, while I understand she will be happy for me, I also know that something about it will make her feel worse. I just wanted to say: ‘Look, this wasn’t as easy for me as it looks.'”

Is That [Redacted] Hobbs And Shaw Character Really Gone?

Warning: spoilers for Hobbs & Shaw are in play. If you haven’t seen the film, please back out of this story now, and come back once you’re current.

As any good franchise will tell you, when a character dies it’s not always permanent. Just ask the legion of fans from the Fast & Furious franchise who have seen characters supposedly die or depart, only to see them come back in a future film in the series.

So obviously, when Idris Elba’s Brixton Lore took a swan dive off of a Hawaiian cliff in Hobbs & Shaw, the question of whether or not he was really killed by his superiors at Eteon is something that had to be asked, and ask I did, as you’ll see in the footage below:

As CinemaBlend was on hand at the London junket for Hobbs & Shaw, the question of Brixton Lore’s fate is one that had to come up in any good conversation about the film’s events. With his character being able to withstand extreme thresholds of punishment, Elba’s proclamation that his character is Black Superman is pretty much confirmed by the end of the film.

Naturally, Idris Elba would agree with the sentiment that his supposed self-destruction at the hands of “The Director” is nothing more than a temporary setback. All of the upgrades in the world have been installed into Brixton’s person, so one would think that Eteon has severely underestimated their bionic heavy and his resilience.

With his survival hypothesized, the next question for the Hobbs & Shaw franchise happens to be whether or not Brixton can be turned to the side of good, should a stray electrical current or Hawaiian native be able to recover and revive his lifeless body. Knowing the history of the franchise, and how it loves to make its former adversaries into good guys, that would point to a pretty big vote in the “Yes” column.

After all, if it wasn’t for that attitude towards the former foes of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto, we wouldn’t have Hobbs & Shaw in the first place, as Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs gummed up the works for Dom in Fast Five and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw raised hell in Furious 7 and a portion of The Fate of The Furious.

Ultimately, the chances of Idris Elba’s return, as well as the Hobbs & Shaw series returning, will all fall to this weekend’s box office results. So far, that prospect looks promising, as a $5.8 million haul came in from Thursday night showings alone, and a supposed $200 million mark being the estimated take on the worldwide stage for this weekend alone.

In the long run, the high water mark to beat is Furious 7’s $1.5 billion worldwide grosses; but one could assume that a more forgiving mark has been set at the Universal offices, as this is the prototype for a new line of Fast & Furious action. The foundation for a franchise is there, all that needs to happen is for the right people to say the word.

Should the green light be granted though, one can only hope that Brixton’s fate will take a turn for the better, bringing him back into the fold as an agent on either side of the fence. Good or bad, he’s just that damned fun to watch in action.