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The Avengers: Endgame Revealed Something Important About Ant-Man

This morning the trailer dropped for Avengers: Endgame, the official title of what we’ve been calling Avengers 4 all this time. As expected, things have sort of exploded as fans begin to pour over the trailer to get a hint of what’s next Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and while the trailer is careful to actually tell us very little, it does reveal an interesting story for one of the MCU’s “smaller” character. We know that Scott Lang makes it out of the Quantum Realm on his own somehow, and we know that simple fact is really important to the movie.

Scott Lang/Ant-Man was nowhere to be found in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s revealed through dialogue that he is on house arrest following the events of Captain America: Civil War. At the end of the last MCU movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp Scott Lang is actually inside the Quantum Realm when “the snap” occurs. Either for this reason, or just random luck, he survives, but the people who were supposed to pull him out of the Quantum Realm are dusted.

In one of the early shots in the new trailer, we see Bruce Banner mourning over images of fallen friends. We see Peter Parker’s face, so we know the people in these headshots are dead, and Scott Lang is one of them.

Clearly, the Avengers believe Scott Lang is dead. Whether they have “confirmed” this in some way, or have just made the call because Scott can’t be found, who knows, but it seems clear that they don’t just think he’s dead, they’re certain.

This is because the final sequence of the trailer reveals that Scott Lang is, in fact, very much alive. If Scott Lang had simply been missing in action you’d expect Captain America‘s reaction to Scott being alive would be relief, but that’s not it. He’s shocked. He assumes he’s watching some old recording rather than a live video of Avengers HQ’s front gate.

The fact that it is a live-video confirms that Scott Lang found his own way out of the Quantum Realm somehow. He also did it, as far as we can guess, on his own. Considering Janet Van Dyne, a scientist much smarter than Scott, couldn’t do that for years, we know that this is a pretty big deal.

What’s more, the trailer is telling us that it’s important. By making this scene the last one in the trailer, the Russo Brothers are making it clear that Scott Lang being alive, that his escape from the Quantum Realm, is the answer. Somehow, this piece of information is key to the story of Avengers: Endgame.

This falls in line with many fan theories that have surmised that the Quantum Realm will be the key to the Avengers using time travel as a way to undo the events of Avengers: Infinity War. While this isn’t a complete confirmation of that theory, it certainly is a major point in the theory’s favor.

Odds are that we’ll get some more details in the next trailer for Avengers: Endgame, otherwise we’ll learn all the answers when the movie arrives in theaters, which will actually be this April, not May.

Grammy Nominations 2019: The Full List

The Grammys unveiled its list of 2019 nominees this morning, and Cardi B and Janelle Monae both have a lot to celebrate. Both women were honored with Album of the Year nominations (for Invasion of Privacy and Dirty Computer, respectively). Drake also scored big with nominations for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, in addition to the rap categories. A welcome surprise (or maybe not-so-surprise) is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, which earned nods in both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Notable snubs included Taylor Swift, a normal Grammys favorite, who only scored a nomination in Best Pop Vocal Album for Reputation. Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s joint album, Everything Is Love, was also shut out of the major categories, though they did earn a nod for Best Music Video (APES***).

Below, the full list of nominees:

Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B

By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile

Scorpion, Drake

H.E.R., H.E.R.

Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone

Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Black Panther: The Album, Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

“This is America,” Childish Gambino

“God’s Plan,” Drake

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

“All The Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA

“Rockstar,” Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

“All The Stars,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

“Boo’d Up,” Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, and Dijon McFarlane

“God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron Latour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib.

“In My Blood,” Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton

“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth

“The Middle,” Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha and Anton Zaslavski

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

“This Is America,” Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet

H.E.R.

Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

“Colors,” Beck

“Havana,” Camila Cabello

“God Is A Woman,” Ariana Grande

“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga

“Better Now,” Post Malone

Camila, Camila Cabello

Meaning Of Life, Kelly Clarkson

Sweetener, Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

Beautiful Trauma, P!nk

Reputation, Taylor Swift

Sex & Cigarettes, Toni Braxton

Good Thing, Leon Bridges

Honestly, Lalah Hathaway

H.E.R., H.E.R.

Gumbo Unplugged (Live), PJ Morton

Unapologetically, Kelsea Ballerini

Port Saint Joe, Brothers Osborne

Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Volume 2, Chris Stapleton

Arctic Monkeys, Four Out of Five

Chris Cornell, When Bad Does Good

THE FEVER 333, Made An America

Greta Van Fleet, Highway Tune

Halestorm, Uncomfortable

Between the Buried and Me, Condemned to the Gallows

Deafheaven, Honeycomb

High on Fire, Electric Messiah

Trivium, Betrayer

Underoath, On My Teeth

Alice in Chains, Rainier Fog

Fall Out Boy, M A N I A

Ghost, Prequelle

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires

Weezer, Pacific Daydream

Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Beck, Colors

Björk, Utopia

David Byrne, American Utopia

St. Vincent, Masseduction

“Black Smoke Rising,” Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)

“Jumpsuit,” Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

“MANTRA,” Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)

“Masseduction,” Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

“Rats,” Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

By The Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile

Things Have Changed, Bettye LaVette

The Tree Of Forgiveness, John Prine

The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, Lee Ann Womack

One Drop Of Truth, The Wood Brothers

Annihilation, Patton Oswalt

Equanimity & The Bird Revelation, Dave Chappelle

Noble Ape, Jim Gaffigan

Standup For Drummers, Fred Armisen

Tamborine, Chris Rock

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato , “Fall In Line”

Backstreet Boys, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”

Maroon 5 and Cardi B, “Girls Like You”

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, “Say Something”

Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey, “The Middle”

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, Love Is Here to Stay

Willie Nelson, My Way

Gregory Porter, Nat “King” Cole & Me

Seal, Standards (Deluxe)

Barbra Streisand, The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!

Cardi B, “Be Careful”

Drake, “Nice for What”

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake, “King’s Dead”

Anderson Paak, “Bubblin”

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee, “Sicko Mode”

Christina Aguilera ft. Goldlink, “Like I Do”

6LACK ft. J. Cole, “Pretty Little Fears”

Childish Gambino, “This Is America”

Kendrick Lamar & SZA, “All the Stars”

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Drake, “God’s Plan”

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake, “King’s Dead”

Eminem, “Lucky You”

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee,”Sicko Mode”

Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar, ” Win”

Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy

Mac Miller, Swimming

Nipsey Hussle, Victory Lap

Pusha-T, Daytona

Travis Scott, Astroworld

“Above & Beyond,” Northern Soul [ft. Richard Bedford]

“Disclosure,” Ultimatum [ft. Fatoumata Diawara]

“Fisher,” Losing It

“Silk City & Dua Lipa,” Electricity [ft. Diplo and Mark Ronson]

“Virtual Self,” Ghost Voices

Jon Hopkins, Singularity

Justice, Woman

Sofi Tukker, Treehouse

SOPHIE, Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides

TOKiMONSTA, Lune Rouge

Labrinth, Sia & Diplo present LSD, “Audio (CID Remix Official Dance Remix)”

Charlie Puth, “How Long (EDX’s Dubai Skyline Remix)”

Gabriel & Dresden feat. Sub Teal, “Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)”

Kygo, Justin Jesso, “Stargazing [ft. Justin Jesso] (Kaskade Remix)”

HAIM, “Walking Away (Mura Masa remix)”

Call Me By Your Name

Deadpool 2 The Greatest Showman

Lady Bird

Stranger Things

Mitski, Be the Cowboy

BTS, Love Yourself: Tear

St. Vincent, Masseduction

The Chairman, The Offering

Foxhole, Well Kept Thing

Guns N’ Roses , Appetite for Destruction (Locked N’ Loaded) The Decemberists – I’ll be Your Girl

Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-74′: The Complete Recordings

“Weird” Al Yankovic, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic

Sarah Dodds and Shauna Dodds, Too Many Bad Habits

Boi-1da

Larry Klein

Linda Perry

Kanye West

Pharrell Williams

The Carters, “Apes***”

Childish Gambino, “This Is America”

Joyner Lucas, “I’m Not Racist”

Janelle Monáe, “PYNk”

Tierra Whack, “MUMBO JUMBO”

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

Whitney

Quincy

Itzhak

Elvis Presley: The King

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Gabrielle Union Has No Time for People Shaming Her for Kissing Her Baby on the Lips

Gabrielle Union may be a new mom, but she’s certainly no stranger to Internet criticism or speaking her mind. Since welcoming her first child, Kaavia James, with husband Dwyane Wade, she’s been sharing her joyful new mom moments openly on Instagram.

But we all know what sharing can sometimes lead to, especially when it comes to parenting: mommy shamers. On Thursday, December 6, Union posted a video of her showering baby Kaavia with kisses and captioned the post, “Kissing Game. She’s got my 🖤. 💋💋💋 @kaaviajames” Soon after, the critics came out to shame Union for kissing her daughter on the lips.

“Ahhhh didn’t anyone tell you you shouldn’t kiss a baby in the mouth. Even your own. She’s beautiful though,” one user wrote in the comments. Another said, “She’s gorgeous, but no kissing babies on the mouth.” (The concern stems from germs being passed to a newborn who is still building up an immune system.) Another commenter called out something she claimed to notice about Kaavia’s breathing, writing, “She is breathing very very hard. The pull is showing. Signs we are taught by doctor to look for asthmatic children. Please take a look at this @gabunion. Adorable just be safe.”

Union, who has been incredibly open about her struggles with infertility on the road to eventual motherhood, took to the comments herself to shut down the critics. “Hey guys I appreciate all the concern about kisses on the mouth and labored breathing, I am blessed enough to have a nurse here with us while at work,” she explained. “Kaav is healthy and I don’t even touch her without washing and sanitizing myself and everything and everyone that comes into contact with her. No visits with sick folk and even all of Oprah’s crew got whooping cough vaccinations and current on all vaccinations to be in our home.” (Union and Wade filmed a television special with Oprah after Kaavia James birth. Oprah at Home with Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade & Their New Baby airs Saturday, December 8 at 8 PM ET.)

“If you think I waited this long and went thru all this to put my baby in harm’s way… you got another thing coming,” she concluded.

Enough said, right there. But Union also got some backup from her famous friends and fans alike. “This is the best video ever and baby smooches are my favorite to do with my 3,” wrote Jessica Alba. “Especially before they start pushing you away or try to hid because it’s ’embarrassing’ – hi Honor. Get in all the smooches and ignore the haters.”

“Yessss! So Beautiful,” Vanessa Lachey added. “She is LOVED and will always know/feel it! Love you Mama!”

Related: The Last Photos Gabrielle Union Has on Her Phone Are So Relatable

Hawkeye Will Be Ronin In Avengers: Endgame And He Looks Incredible

“We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves.” These are the words spoken by the beacon of light, Captain America (Chris Evans), as he attempts to rally the troops in the wake of Thanos’ successful snap. The fact that Joe and Anthony Russo lay those words over the first images of Hawkeye suggest that one surviving Avenger lost a lot in the snap, and it changed him.

Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) will be Ronin in Avengers: Endgame, and he looks sick.

Ronin, in the comics, is a secret identity used by numerous characters, with Clint Barton being the second official person to adopt the moniker. It’s largely used for a lone warrior, someone who is fighting as a samurai, and who needs to protect their identity because they plan to push the envelope. Comic creator Brian Michael Bendis initially planned for Daredevil to assume the mantle of Ronin, but plans shifted, and Hawkeye wore the costume in the aftermath of Civil War.

The Best Matte Topcoat and New Ways to Wear It

There’s nothing like the look of a freshly painted, shiny manicure. It always makes you feel a little fancier, and lets the world know you have your shit together. But sometimes you want something a little different, something a little less…polished. Enter the matte mani. Matte nails are unexpected, a little edgy, yet still chic enough to wear to work. Plus, a matte topcoat basically doubles your nail polish collection, as the muted finish gives your nails a totally different look.

I’ve been playing with Sally Hansen’s new Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat, which technically doesn’t launch until January, but comes out on presale on Amazon today. It’s the same formula as the brand’s classic (shiny) gel topcoat, so it keeps my mani chip-free for more than a week (huge accomplishment for a nail biter) and dries so much faster than other formulas I’ve tried. It gives nails a vaguely frosted look—super appropriate for the winter season. I love it over a gunmetal gray metallic, which goes from festive to futuristic as soon as I layer on the matte topcoat.

But the polish’s transformative powers are next level when paired with nail art. An inverted French manicure, diagonal stripes, or classic French tips suddenly feel new again with the matte effect. I’m no nail art expert (despite hours scrolling on Pinterest), so I had one of my favorite nail artists, MadelinePoole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, share a super-achievable tutorial. Below, she breaks it all down…

PHOTO: Madeline Poole

Step 1: Start by painting two coats of your base shade. Poole used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Jealous Boyfriend, as she likes to use a dark shade to make the matte effect pop.

PHOTO: Madeline Poole

Step 2: After letting the color dry a minute or two, add a moon-shaped curve in the middle of the nail—any metallic shade works. You can apply it with the brush from the bottle, but I prefer a thin striping brush to perfect the shape.

PHOTO: Madeline Poole

Step 3: Finally, brush on a coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat over your entire nail. As it dries, it will transform the polishes into a beautiful, velvety texture and make the metallic strip look almost foil-like.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat, $10, amazon.com (available online now for pre-sale, in drugstores starting January 2019)

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The Best Matte Top Coat and New Ways to Wear It

There’s nothing like the look of a freshly-painted, shiny manicure. It always makes you feel a little fancier, and lets the world know you have your sh*t together. But sometimes you want something a little different, something a little less…polished. Enter the matte mani. Matte nails are unexpected, a little edgy, yet still chic enough to wear to work. Plus, a matte top coat basically doubles your nail polish collection, as the muted finish gives your nails a totally different look.

I’ve been playing with Sally Hansen’s new Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat. It’s the same formula as the brand’s classic (shiny) gel top coat, so it keeps my mani chip-free for more than a week (huge accomplishment for a nail biter) and dries so much faster than other formulas I’ve tried. It gives nails a vaguely frosted look—super appropriate for the winter season. I love it over a gunmetal grey metallic, which goes from festive to futuristic as soon as I layer on the matte topcoat.

But the polish’s transformative powers are next level when paired with nail art. An inverted French manicure, diagonal stripes or classic French tips suddenly feel new again with the matte effect. I’m no nail art expert (despite hours scrolling on Pinterest), so I had one of my favorite nail artists, MadelinePoole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, share a super achievable tutorial. Below, she breaks it all down…

PHOTO: Madeline Poole

Step 1: Start by painting two coats of your base shade. Poole used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Jealous Boyfriend, as she likes to use a dark shade to make the matte effect pop.

PHOTO: Madeline Poole

Step 2: After letting the color dry a minute or two, add a moon-shaped curve in the middle of the nail—any metallic shade works. You can apply it with the brush from the bottle, but I prefer a thin striping brush to perfect the shape.

PHOTO: Madeline Poole

Step 3: Finally, brush on a coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat over your entire nail. As it dries, it will transform the polishes into a beautiful, velvety texture and make the metallic strip look almost foil-like.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat, $10, amazon.com

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STEM From Dance Is Using Dance to Turn Teen Girls Into Coders

Sadly, you’ll never be Beyoncé. But do you know what you can be? A badass woman in tech who can code even better than the usual suspects in Silicon Valley.

That’s the message of STEM From Dance, a nonprofit using the power of dance to get girls—particularly teen girls of color from disadvantaged communities—into coding. It was founded in 2011 by Yamilée Toussaint, who started dancing when she was 4.

“Dance gave me a space to see that I was good at something, and a space to express myself and challenge myself,” she told Glamour. After high school, she studied mechanical engineering at MIT, where she came face to face with the gender gap in STEM: In her first mechanical engineering class she was one of two black women in a lecture hall of 200 students. After graduation she decided she wanted to do something about that.

“I was like, ‘There’s got to be some way to take what you can gain from dance—the fun, the community, the form of expression—and translate it into the STEM world,” she says. “Because the population that we work with, that’s exactly what they need to feel like STEM can be meaningful.”

There’s research to back her up: A recent study found that students majoring in STEM subjects in college reported that being involved in dance helped them with creative problem solving and collaboration.

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PHOTO: Damon Plant

In STEM From Dance programs, a dance instructor works with students to choreograph a dance performance that incorporates technology in some way. Sometimes the girls code computer graphics that complement the dance and are projected onto the stage; other times, the students wear costumes with programmable lights that flash or change color depending on the wearer’s movements. Instructors also use movement to teach math and science concepts.

Admittedly, most of the students come to STEM From Dance for the dancing, not the STEM. But Toussaint isn’t ashamed of using modern dance—which most of the teen girls she meets are already into—as a hook for coding. And most of the time, the girls bite: By the end of the program, many of the girls find that coding is just as fun and cool as the dance moves they’re learning. Several students have said that the program made them regret not taking coding classes in school sooner.

And that’s kind of the point: Teen girls of color can picture themselves dancing to Rhianna or Beyoncé, because Rhianna and Beyoncé look like they do. But picture themselves as coders? Not so much. STEM From Dance lets girls imagine themselves in that role, and with its supportive, Bey-loving, girl-centric environment, they learn that they have what it takes to code.

“We’re using the confidence that you can gain through dance and translating it to the STEM side,” Toussaint says.

So far, the program has been implemented in 10 schools throughout the New York City area, and touched around 400 students. It remains to be seen how many of them will be the next Steve Jobs.

Avengers 4 Has A Title Now And It’s Perfect

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding in unprecedented way in Phase Three, with every blockbuster being a critical and box office success. 10 years of filmmaking collided when Avengers: Infinity War arrived in April, combining all the main characters of the shared universe for an epic and emotional new movie. Following the twist ending that saw half the galaxy wiped out with the snap of Thanos’ finger, Marvel has been keeping tight lipped about the next Avengers movie. Until now.

The first trailer for Avengers 4 has finally arrived, along with a new release date, and (most importantly) an official title. The Russo Brothers will end Phase Three with Avengers: Endgame. It’s a title that’s been rumored since Infinity War arrived, and has the potential to tease major things for the shared universe.

More to come…

Avengers: Endgame Officially Is Opening Sooner Than We Thought

We’re in the endgame now – and it will be here relatively soon. Avengers 4 can finally be called something other than Avengers 4. Avengers: Endgame just shared its first trailer, and title, very early Friday morning.

There was so much to see — Tony Stark alone in space dreaming about “you”, Hawkeye finally returns, Scott Lang is at the door — you might’ve missed the very end word.

April means the official U.S. release date of May 3, 2019 now has to change to April. This was always considered not only a possibility, but likely. Avengers: Endgame already had a release date of April 26, 2019 in the U.K. and other locations. Marvel Studios was likely to change it to give us all Endgame at the same time. The trailer did not include April 26, but it is likely that that will be the new date.

Marvel’s Avengers 4 Trailer Is Massive, Watch It Now

It all comes down to this. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was left on a massive cliffhanger at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos (Josh Brolin) had succeeded in bringing balance to the universe. In doing so, he left half of the MCU as dust. What happens next? We won’t know for sure until Avengers 4 opens in May 2019, but this new trailer gives us our first clues into how Phase Three will draw to a close:

For starters, we won’t be calling it Avengers 4 anymore. Taking a cue from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who told Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that we were in the end game now, the new sequel will be called Avengers: Endgame.