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26 Times the One Tree Hill Lifetime Christmas Movie Will Remind You of, Well, One Tree Hill

Lifetime aired its highly-anticipated Christmas movie starring many of the One Tree Hill cast members last night, and let’s just say it didn’t disappoint. Aptly titled The Christmas Contract, the film centers on a woman, Jolie (Hilarie Burton), who asks her best friend’s brother, Jack (Robert Buckley), to pretend to be her boyfriend on a Christmas trip home to Louisiana so she can make her ex jealous. Jack agrees only after Jolie signs a contract saying she’ll build him a website to jumpstart his writing career. (Get it? They sign a Christmas contract!) What transpires is a kooky sequence of events that, well, reminded me of One Tree Hill.

Below, 26 thoughts I had about the movie that led me to this conclusion.

1. Literally Jolie (Hilarie Burton) and Peyton Sawyer are the same character. They’re both all doom, gloom, and great hair.

2. Jack (Robert Buckley) refers to himself in the third-person at one point, which is something Clay Evans would totally do.

3. Jolie is a website designer! Remember Peyton’s webcam obsession? Had she not gone into music, she would’ve 100 percent been a website designer.

4. I love that Naomi (Danneel Ackles) is a lawyer in this movie. It’s what Rachel Gatina deserves. (Naomi draws up the actual Christmas contract!)

5. Jolie skulking in her childhood home is very Peyton Sawyer.

6. Jolie is so going to fall for Jack the Writer. Why is Hilarie Burton always falling in love with moody white writers?

7. Lucas Scott and Jack should get together and write sad love stories.

8. Hot take, though: Robert Buckley was the cutest dude on One Tree Hill.

9. The ex-boyfriend Jolie is trying to piss off in this movie, Foster, reminds me of Dan Scott.

10. Jolie and Jack’s first bout of flirting is about the difference between crocodiles and alligators. Did Haley James Scott from OTH write this scene?

11. Rachel was the HBIC of One Tree Hill and also of this movie.

12. Foster’s new girlfriend Amy is, unsurprisingly, horrible. She reminds me of Brooke Davis’ estranged mother. Remember her?

13. Jack has near-perfect hair. Like Nathan Scott!

14. The twangy music in this movie reminds me of all those random singer-songwriters they had perform on OTH.

15.\ And the caked-on Southern accents? Very Tree Hill!

1\6. Tyler Hilton is playing himself in this movie. Better than the snake he played on One Tree Hill, Chris Keller.

17. “You guys have a lot of traditions” — Jack says cynically to Jolie’s family, like season one Nathan Scott would.

18. What is Tyler Hilton’s career in this movie?

19. Would people in this town even know who Tyler Hilton is?

20. Is this movie just…Tyler Hilton spon-con?

21. Because he just promoted his IRL album City on Fire. A classic Chris Keller move!

22. “Handsome’s overrated,” Jolie says to Jack, the most gorgeous man in One Tree Hill history.

23. Take a shot every time someone says a stereotypical Southern colloquialism like “darlin’.”

24. But why is Skills (Antwon Tanner) relegated to a supporting, barely-there role yet again?! (He’s Naomi’s husband and has, like, two lines.)

25. Oh yeah: Rachel and Skills are married in this movie!

26. And, spoiler alert: Clay Evans and Peyton Sawyer end up together. Somewhere, in some shed in North Carolina, Lucas Scott is shaking.

There you have it, folks. The Christmas Contract is essentially One Tree Hill in a giant snow globe, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Nordstrom Black Friday 2018: All The Best Deals

Prepare to throw your budget out the window because the Nordstrom Black Friday sale is here and it’s pretty incredible. Nordstrom is offering up to 60% off select items through November 26 which means they’re basically free, right?! But in all seriousness some great coats, boots, handbags, beauty products and designer steals are incredibly discounted. If you’re hoping to get some great on-sale holiday gifts, planning to shop for yourself or both, we guarantee you’ll find everything you need in the Nordstrom Black Friday sale. Personally we’re eyeing these great over the knee boots and this fluffy teddy coat and pretty much every other item on our list below.

Ulta Black Friday Sale 2018 – The Best Deals to Shop

Black Friday 2018 has officially begun, and it’s already estimated to be the biggest online shopping day—ever—with forecasters predicting sales will reach a record $700+ billion (yes, billions, with a b). With the Black Friday beauty deals brands are rolling out, it’s not hard to see why. You’d be crazy to sit out on the exclusive sets, makeup palettes, and steeply discounted skin care products that are up for grabs this year, especially since so many can be bought from the convenience of your couch.

Which brings us to Ulta’s Black Friday sale: It’s a favorite we look forward to every holiday season, given its high-low mix of prestige and drugstore favorites. In other words, it’s the perfect opportunity to knock off your entire shopping list and stock up on essentials you’ll use for the next calendar year. From best-selling mascaras to game-changing hot tools, we rounded up the best of Ulta’s Black Friday deals for you. Happy shopping.

Disney’s The Lion King Trailer Channels The Circle Of Life

The Lion King appears to be following in The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast‘s footsteps by being a relatively straightforward remake rather than taking a lot of creative liberties, like Maleficent and Dumbo. The cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce (who is also working on the soundtrack) as Nala, James Earl Jones reprising Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, John Kani as Rafiki and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi. Scar will also still be served by three hyenas, and while Florence Kasumba is playing Shenzi, the other two have been renamed Aziz and Kamari, played by Eric Andre and Keegan-Michael Key, respectively.

Glossier Black Friday Sale 2018 – The Best Deals to Shop

The sheer volume of Black Friday sales has reached such a tremendous amount, it’s easy to brush anything less than 50 percent off as not worth the trouble. But in that case, you’d be severely missing out: From November 23 through November 26, everything—yes, everything—from Glossier will be 20 percent off for the entirety of Black Friday weekend.

While the discount may not seem that steep on the surface, it’s actually the only time of the year you’ll be able to catch discounts on the brand’s goods. Glossier rarely ever hosts sales, which makes this perfect opportunity to stock up on Lash Slick, Lidstar, Wowder, and Boy Brow—or at least give someone the gift of “cool girl”-approved beauty products.

In the spirit of giving, and because this really is a sale too good to pass up, we asked the Glamour team to share the one Glossier product they absolutely can’t live without. Believe it or not, their favorite picks came in all across the board (but we did get at least five emphatic “BOY BROW!!!!” responses). Scroll on for their honest reviews, and what’s absolutely worth adding to cart during Glossier’s Black Friday sale.

Gotham: All The New Characters Coming To Season 5

The wait for Gotham‘s fifth and final season has felt endless after the gigantic cliffhanger that concluded Season 4 in the spring, but the end is finally in sight with a premiere date set for early January. The time is now to look at what’s ahead for Gotham‘s last batch of episodes. So, read on for our breakdown of all the new characters on the way to Gotham City in Season 5!

Bane (Shane West)

Yes, legendary Batman big bad Bane is on the way to recur, and he won’t arrive without a Gotham twist on his traditional origin story. Bane will debut on the scene as a seeming ally to Jim Gordon as he struggles to enact law and order in No Man’s Land. Jim will ultimately discover a dark side to his former friend, and he may even be evil. Diehard comic fans don’t have to worry that the baddie won’t be back-breaking, but his victim won’t be who many of us expected.

Theresa Walker (Jaime Murray)

Another confirmed big baddie is on the way, and she won’t be one out of the pages of the comics. Dexter veteran Jaime Murray will play a character named Theresa Walker, and she’ll be Jim’s main nemesis in Season 5. She’s on board in a recurring capacity, but there should be enough time for a dark secret about her past to come to light. Although no footage of the character is available just yet, her Dexter experience means that she should be a solid addition to the cast.

Batman (David Mazouz?)

Yes, Batman himself is apparently on the way! Now, as much as one would assume that a show about Gotham City would feature the Dark Knight, its status as a prequel has always meant that we might never see Bruce in the cape and the cowl. Cameron Monaghan, who plays the Valeska brothers, recently revealed “Batman” will appear in Season 5. Whether this is in the show’s current timeline or via a flash-forward remains to be seen. If a flash-forward, could he be played by somebody other than David Mazouz?

Mother And Orphan

Mother and Orphan appeared in the Season 4 finale ending montage, and although both had their identities concealed by a mask, it was clear that they weren’t exactly heroes. Mother was striding through a room filled with dead bodies, and Orphan was brutalizing one of them with a hatchet. Ah, children. Gotham executive producer John Stephens confirmed that Mother and Orphan are on the way for Season 5, so their appearance in the Season 4 finale wasn’t something never to be revisited.

Lady Shiva

Executive producer John Stephens also teased that Lady Shiva is slated to appear in Gotham‘s fifth season. Lady Shiva is legendary in DC Comics and regarded as one of the best living fighters. We don’t know what’s in store for Lady Shiva on Gotham, but her appearance at all is sure to get comic fans excited, especially if they were among those whose hopes were dashed when Lady Shiva did not turn up on Arrow as was once rumored.


Prepare yourself to meet Magpie! Robin Lord Taylor, who plays Penguin, revealed the character’s upcoming appearance over the summer. In the pages of DC Comics, Magpie — a.k.a. Margaret Pye — has an obsession with shiny items and grows up to become the curator of Gotham’s City Museum, and that position results in her becoming a jewel thief. Folks who work at museums tend to have bad luck in Gotham‘s Gotham, but perhaps she’ll be introduced as a youngster a la Selina Kyle and Ivy Pepper.

Ventriloquist And Scarface

Are there any villains more suited to the craziness that is Gotham than Ventriloquist and Scarface? Completely bonkers without any superpowers, Ventriloquist in the comics is a gangster who usually seems like a weak and unthreatening man. He generally speaks through his puppet, Scarface, whom he believes to be an entirely separate person. This separate identity is violent and ruthless, allowing Ventriloquist to commit terrible crimes without giving up his unassuming persona. A meek man with a killer puppet identity on Gotham? Sign me up!

Mutant Leader

Mutant Leader is character extremely likely to appear but not officially confirmed with any details from producers. Set photos from Gotham filming Season 5 show a guy on the streets of Gotham, looking an awful lot like Mutant Leader has in the comics and in the much-loved Dark Knight Returns animated movie. Mutant Leader is generally portrayed as appearing in a future after Batman retires. Bringing him to the era of Bruce Wayne’s childhood is hardly the wildest twist Gotham has put on Batman comics canon!


Man-Bat appeared in the finale montage that showed the shady figures of Gotham stepping somewhat out of the shadows in No Man’s Land. We know enough to say that he certainly looks creepy, and it’s possible that his status as a terrifying bat-esque figure could inspire Bruce in his eventual decision to dress as a bat for his vigilantism. Surely Gotham wouldn’t have put him in the Season 4 finale without plans to bring him back in Season 5!

Harley Quinn?

Gotham technically may have already introduced its version of Harley Quinn in Season 4, with the debut of Ecco as Jeremiah’s assistant. Signs point toward Ecco getting a Harley Quinn twist in Season 5, and these signs can probably be trusted a lot more than previous vague hints. John Stephens states that Jeremiah gets a “somewhat deranged girlfriend” who favors “multi-colored fashion” and “likes roller skates.” A look at Ecco in a Season 5 trailer appears quite Harley-esque. Does something happen for Ecco to go full Harley in Season 5?

The good news is that we don’t have too much longer to wait before these characters hit the airwaves. At least, relatively not too much longer, considering the last episode aired back in May. Gotham premieres its fifth and final season on Thursday, January 3 at 8 p.m. ET ahead of The Orville‘s regular time slot premiere. For more of what you can expect on the small screen in the not-too-distant future, check out our midseason TV premiere schedule.

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New Study Suggests Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why May Increase Teen Suicide Risk

Ever since it premiered, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why has been embroiled in controversy. The show is targeted at young viewers, leading to vocal concerns regarding the potential impact the series’ subject matter could have on teens. Well, a new study suggests a startling insight into the show’s influence on teen suicide.

The new study’s conclusion suggests people may have been right to worry. Its conclusion cautions that further research will be needed. With that mind, their initial findings suggest youths at risk of suicide are particularly vulnerable to 13 Reasons Why‘s themes, per Psychiatry Online.

The study showed that 51% of the youth viewers taking part in the study believed 13 Reasons Why increased their suicide risk to a “nonzero” degree. In other words, placing it above zero. To clarify, those taking part in the study were all youths who have presented with suicide-related concerns. Those concerns having manifested in the time since 13 Reasons Why initially premiered.

Another finding of the study is that 84% of the teens watched 13 Reasons Why alone. When it came to potentially discussing their reactions to the series; 80% said they were likely to talk about it with their peers. Well under half, with 34%, said they were likely to discuss their thoughts with their parents. This can be counted as a sign that that important conversation does not appear likely to happen.

With teens so readily able to watch a series, such as 13 Reasons Why, without their parents’ supervision, there should be an unspoken concern. Parents are at a disadvantage to discuss a series they may not even know their child is watching. Therefore, making them wholly unprepared for the consequences.

The question of whether teens should necessarily not watch shows or movies just because people their age are presented is another issue. Actors in their twenties play five of the show’s principal characters.

Concern surrounding 13 Reasons Why‘s impact has been prevalent. Netflix responded by implementing some changes. Those alterations did little to defuse the controversy. Despite all of that, Netflix has renewed the series for a third season. It will return without one of its leads. Actress Katherine Langford and accordingly, her character Hannah Baker, will not be part of Season 3.

The series’ first season revolved around the lead-up and aftermath of Hannah’s suicide. In the wake of her death, audiotapes she sends to a classmate reveal what led to her decision. The show subsequently chronicles the result, including her parents’ total devastation.

The second season did not let up on taking on a controversy. Season 2 concluded with a highly divisive finale. 13 Reasons Why will continue to attempt walking its thin line for at least another season.

Thanksgiving 2018: The Very Best Celebrity Instagrams

In a year that’s been—well, let’s be real—a little exhausting, we’re grateful for the time set aside on Thanksgiving to reflect on all the things we appreciate this year: Beyond friends and family, there are the amazing women championing women’s rights around the world and fighting for a better future, a royal wedding or three, and a record number of women in office.

We’re also thankful for the chance to take a day to spend time with those we love. But after we’ve stuffed ourselves with turkey, it’s fun to take a peek into the Thanksgiving celebrations of our favorite celebs—and from Elizabeth’s Banks’ very useful list of ways to show your gratitude to Chrissy Teigen’s burnt pie, there’s a lot to be thankful for today.

Gigi Hadid

Yara Shahidi

Elizabeth Banks

Lili Reinhart—with a certain Cole Sprouse

Nicki Minaj

Kylie Jenner

Hoda Kotb

Hilary Duff

Julianne Hough

Blake Lively

Kris Jenner

Reese Witherspoon

Emmy Rossum

Chrissy Teigen

Mindy Kaling

Lauren Conrad

Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross

Lea Michele

Lily Collins

Star Citizen has Broken $200 Million In Crowdfunding

One of the biggest games currently in development isn’t an AAA title, some Hollywood-produced VR experiment, a movie-based game or an LP themed around a book, song, television show or comic book. No, one of the biggest games in development is an independent project from Chris Roberts called Star Citizen, and it just surpassed $200 million in crowdfunding.

The news was rolled out over on the official Roberts Space Industries website, where it was announced by Roberts that Star Citizen has managed to surpass the $200 million milestone.

The funding comes from lots of gamers hailing from all over the globe. In fact, since the funding drive began for Star Citizen back in 2012, there have been contributors supporting the funding of the game from more than 171 countries, spanning the entire planet.

The game has been in full development for the last six years, and has made some startling progress as the staff has expanded to 500 people across five studios in three different countries.

For a little perspective, that’s 100 people less than the amount of people who worked on Resident Evil 6, which was one of the biggest games that Capcom ever produced. Of course, that figure doesn’t really come close to Ubisoft, which had more than 900 people contributing to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

The cast is stacked and it matches the kind of content-rich gameplay that RSI and CIG are aiming to build out with Star Citizen.

The game is still in its alpha stage of development, but gamers are able to buy and fly ships in a giant open sandbox, take on bounties, dogfight against bandits, haul cargo from space stations to outposts on remote moons, or travel to bustling planets.

The game is one of the few where you can really see where the $200 million is being invested, especially given the visual fidelity and scale of the project. One of the biggest hurdles that the team finally completed over the course of three and a half years was gutting and rebuilding the CryEngine to support the unprecedented scale of the galaxy in the persistent universe, which would allow players to fly from the surface of a planet all the way into the farthest reaches of space.

The latest alpha build also features the implementation of FOIP, the Face Over Internet Protocol, allowing players to use a webcam and a microphone to interact with other players in-game with actual face expressions and mouth movements for the characters to match the player. It’s undoubtedly impressive tech.

Star Citizen is still an extremely long ways out from being finished, but the planetary biomes are coming together, the cities are being fleshed out, there are more than 80 vehicles in the game, and lots of accompanying weapons to utilize during combat. You can follow the developmental roadmap over on the official website to see how much has been completed and how far the game still has to go, or you can hop into the game right now if you’re a backer by booting up client 3.3.