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Lizzo Is ‘Time’ Magazine’s Entertainer of the Year

Lizzo was named Time magazine’s Entertainer of the Year on Wednesday.

Do we even need to ask how she’s feelin’?

In the same news cycle that featured the 31-year-old singer twerking in a thong at a Lakers game and releasing a music video that literally trumpets black excellence, Lizzo earned a top spot in Time‘s annual Person of the Year rankings.

Her cover image, shot by Paola Kudacki, is instantly iconic. It’s Lizzo in her truest form, which I like to think is part disco ball and part deity. Her voluminous, sparkling Mary Katrantzou gown (or may we respectfully call it by its true name, sack of pure glamour?) evokes the globe, wholeness, oneness, eternity! Her arms are in the gesture Eva Perón would do if she took up yoga. Her pointed kitten heel has been flicked off, like Lizzo is Cinderella and we’re all a bunch of Prince Charmings in hot pursuit.

The accompanying article about her, by essayist Samantha Irby, is filled with the instant-jolt-of-empowerment quotes Lizzo has a genius for tossing off. “I think it’s healthy to have a relationship with your naked body, even if no one ever sees it,” she says. “But I’ve always felt the need to share it.” In the piece, she talks about the vulnerability of experiencing fame in an especially highly scrutinized body. “I need to fall back in love with my body,” she proclaims, before adding, re: fame, “I just want to go to the farmers market.”

We will go to the farmers market with you, Lizzo. We will fetch you organic beeswax candles and fend off rabid fans with bundles of fresh leeks. We will carry your reusable tote bag.

She also tries to answer the question we’ve all been asking our therapists—where has Lizzo been all our lives? Why did she seem to appear out of nowhere, when she clearly has the star power of a major celebrity? Who has been keeping her from us?

Lizzo Is Time’s Entertainer Of The Year

Lizzo was named Time Magazine’s Entertainer of the Year on Wednesday.

Do we even need to ask how she’s feelin’?

In the same news cycle that featured the 31-year-old singer twerking in a thong at a Lakers game and releasing a music video that literally trumpets black excellence, Lizzo earned a top spot in Time’s annual Person of the Year rankings.

Her cover image, shot by Paola Kudacki, is instantly iconic. It’s Lizzo in her truest form which I like to think is part disco ball and part deity. Her voluminous, sparkling Mary Katrantzou gown (or may we respectfully call it by its true name, sack of pure glamour?) evokes the globe, wholeness, oneness, eternity! Her arms are in the gesture Eva Peron would do if she took up yoga. Her pointed kitten heel has been flicked off, like Lizzo is Cinderella and we’re all a bunch of Prince Charming’s in hot pursuit.

The accompanying article about her, by essayist Samantha Irby, is filled with the instant-jolt-of-empowerment quotes Lizzo has a genius for tossing off. “I think it’s healthy to have a relationship with your naked body, even if no one ever sees it,” she says. “But I’ve always felt the need to share it.” In the piece, she talks about the vulnerability of experiencing fame in an especially highly scrutinized body. “I need to fall back in love with my body,” she proclaims, before adding, re: fame, “I just want to go to the farmer’s market.”

We will go to the farmer’s market with you, Lizzo. We will fetch you organic beeswax candles and fend off rabid fans with bundles of fresh leeks. We will carry your reusable tote bag.

She also tries to answer the question we’ve all been asking our therapists—where has Lizzo been all our lives? Why did she seem to appear out of nowhere, when she clearly has the star power of a major celebrity? Who has been keeping her from us?

Sounds Like Jumanji’s Jack Black Is Retiring From Acting

This weekend, Jack Black reunites with Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart to dive back into the magical video game world for Jumanji: The Next Level. But The Next Level might just be the last for Jack Black, because he’s ready to put the controller down and say ‘game over’ for good. That’s right, it sounds like Jumanji’s Jack Black is retiring from acting, saying in a recent interview:

Wow, audiences better catch Jack Black in Jumanji: The Next Level while they can, because he won’t be on our screens for much longer. On the eve of the massive franchise sequel’s release, Jack Black is teasing his retirement. The actor, whose prolific career extends back into the 1980s, is planning to make his exit from acting to enjoy an early-ish retirement now that he’s 50.

His Jumanji co-stars The Rock and Kevin Hart may be arguing over who will retire first, but it looks like Jack Black will be first to cross the finish line. Jack Black still has a few things to do though before he calls it a career. As he tells Balance, he still wants to make another Tenacious D record and maybe one more movie. That would make Jumanji: The Next Level the penultimate film of his career before he rides off into that sunset that he is looking forward to.

What that last film will be, it’s hard to say, although the Jumanji: The Next Level actor seems like he might have some idea of what it could end up being. He says it’s still early, so perhaps he simply doesn’t have another project lined up yet, but saying that he doesn’t want to jinx it and that he has tricks up his sleeve implies that he knows what movie he wants to do next and end his acting career on.

However, Jack Black does allow himself a little bit of wiggle room He admits that he’s been saying his next movie will be his last for some time, so he isn’t guaranteeing that he only has one movie left, just that it probably isn’t much more than that. Basically, Jack Black has far more movies behind him than ahead of him if he follows through on his intention to retire from acting.

So why does Jack Black want to retire from acting? It’s all about spending more time with his family. He explained his reasoning, saying:

Jack Black has a wife and two kids, and he doesn’t want to be away from home as much anymore. That’s completely understandable and as valid a reason as any for him to want to hang up his acting boots. He would still be willing to act if it meant he could be home with his family every night, he just doesn’t want to keep spending months at a time on film sets away from his family.

After the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, this weekend’s Jumanji: The Next Level seems poised to be just the next step on a road to a long-running franchise. So what Jack Black’s potential retirement means for the franchise and the avatar of Professor Sheldon “Shelly” Oberon, we’ll have to wait and see. Maybe Jumanji 3 (or technically 4) could be his swan song.

Or perhaps not. Jack Black likened his impending retirement to that of director Quentin Tarantino’s self-imposed 10-film cap, and admitted that if QT calls, he’s going to do that movie, retirement be damned. Riffing on the possibility, he joked:

Jumanji: The Next Level opens in theaters on December 13. Check out our 2020 Release Schedule to see what movies you can look forward to next year.

Star Wars’ Kathleen Kennedy Explains ‘Tough Decision’ To Replace Colin Trevorrow As Episode IX Director

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It’s almost hard to believe, but we’re mere days away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. J.J. Abrams upcoming blockbuster will end the Skywalker Saga forever, and complete the story that George Lucas began back with A New Hope. Fans are eager to see what Abrams will do with his second installment in the franchise, but Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was originally set to helm Episode IX. Now Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy has spoken about the decision to part ways with Trevorrow.

A slew of directors have been fired from Star Wars movies lately, including Colin Trevorrow and Solo‘s original duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Trevorrow’s exit from the Rise of Skywalker allowed him to return to the Jurassic World franchise, while J.J. Abrams joined to complete the trilogy he began with The Force Awakens. When asked what about Trevorrow’s version of Episode IX didn’t work, Kathleen Kennedy opened up about the split, saying:

That certainly clears things up. It looks like it was all about the story, with Lucasfilm on the hunt to find an appropriate ending to the franchise. Plus, they were on a bit of a time crunch.

Kathleen Kennedy’s comments to io9 help shine a light on the big decision made behind the scenes of the Star Wars franchise. While fans see a finished product, each installment in the galaxy far, far away is made by a series of human choices. A director is an especially important piece to the puzzle, so Kennedy and company at Lucasfilm had to trust their gut with which filmmaker would craft the best overall conclusion.

Kathleen Kennedy does make a point about J.J. Abrams’ history and immersion within the Star Wars franchise. He personally created the characters who occupy the sequel trilogy. What’s more, he worked with all of the original actors at one point. And he was able to craft a story that seemed stronger by the powers that be.

I do wonder what type of ideas Colin Trevorrow had for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. He’s being credited for having worked on the upcoming movie’s story, so at least some of them likely made it into the movie. But there were also likely many other choices that made Kathleen Kennedy and company decide to find another choice. Trevorrow is donating his residuals from Episode IX to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice in England.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will arrive in theaters on December 20th, and Jurassic World 3 is expected to arrive June 11th 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2020 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Selena Gomez’s New Shaggy Bangs Are Everything

The animal print coat is also fantastic.

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Gomez’s latest cut is similar to one she had back in 2016—but this version is quite a bit shorter, giving it a more fresh, modern feel. “She was going for a ‘70s-inspired look,” Marino told Glamour at the time. “She wanted them [the bangs] long and feathery, which is a trend right now.”

The cut, which has been popular on other stars like Kaia Gerber and Dakota Johnson in recent years, is actually one that can work on a variety of face shapes and hair types. “Depending on your hair texture, the shag is a versatile cut that can be worn extremely messy or seamlessly straight. It also gives a nice amount of body,” stylist Anh Co Tran told us.

That versatility is one of the best things about the style. If you need to look more polished for a work party, but want to go out after, you can add some texturizing spray (like this one from Oribe) to give it a more “I woke up like this but isn’t it chic?” vibe.

Whichever way it’s styled, we’re guessing the ’70s shag is about to see a big resurgence thanks to Ms. Gomez.

Paul Feig Has Broken His Silence On The Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer

The Ghostbusters franchise has been entertaining audiences for decades. Following the original two movies, there have been video games, an animated series, as well as Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters movie. That recent reboot got a ton of flack ahead of its release, with online hate essentially sinking the movie before it could even get to theaters. Next up is Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Feig has responded to the movie’s first trailer.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be a direct sequel to the original two movies, with most of the original cast returning to reprise their role. The first trailer focused on the newcomer characters, and took the franchise out of New York City. Paul Feig responded to this debut footage on social media, tweeting out:

What a class act. Despite the backlash his Ghostbusters movie got, he still seems eager to see what director Jason Reitman has in store for Afterlife. Although much of the movie’s contents are still a mystery at this time.

Paul Feig’s tweet shows that there’s no hard feelings following the release of his Ghostbusters. After all, the moviemaking business is full of flops and wins. And 2016’s version of the movie did make $229.1 million at the box office, so it’s not like it was a complete financial failure. But it suffered a ton of hate from the point of inception, which started conversations about toxic fandom and onscreen representation.

The Ghostbusters that Paul Feig brought to theaters in 2016 was an original story, introducing new all-female team. Some of the original cast did appear in cameos, but not reprising their roles. That’ll change with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which will directly connect to the events of the original film. It remains to be seen exactly how, although Dan Aykroyd previously teased that we’d meet children of the original team.

You can check out the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife below.

In the first trailer, it seems to indicate that Trevor (Fin Wolfhard) has Ghostbusters in his blood, as he stumbles upon his late Grandfather’s stash of gear, complete with the Ectomobile. If I had to guess, his grandfather was Rick Moranis’ Louis Tully. Moranis is noticeably absent from Afterlife‘s cast list, so killing him off would make a great deal of sense.

As for Paul Feig, he naturally went on to direct more movies after Ghostbuster‘s release. First he did the quirky comedy thriller A Simple Favor, and most recently helmed the Emilia Clarke-led holiday movie Last Christmas. And in his tweet about Ghostbusters: Afterlife, he puts the moving hashtag #WeAreAllGhostbusters, possibly in reference to the sexist hate slung at his recent incarnation.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife will hit theaters on July 10, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2020 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Halsey Played The ‘Without You’ Remix Live In Honor Of Juice WRLD

Last night (December 10), Halsey honored her late friend, Juice WRLD, during her Pandora Live concert in Brooklyn.

During the show, the “Finally // Beautiful Stranger” singer paused to pay tribute to the rapper with a performance of the “Without Me” remix that they released together back in January. Before she began, she delivered an emotional speech about the remix, calling it superior to the original.

“The remix of this song is the better version of this song,” Halsey said. “And I think everybody knows that deep down inside. But I really want to play it tonight for him.”

Halsey continued by urging her fans not to take a single moment in life for granted. “While we have every single one of us together in one place, I just wanted to take a moment to remind you guys that life is short,” she said. “We should appreciate every single moment that we have together.”

After asking the crowd to sing along, the venue erupted into a loud and heartwarming tribute to the “Lucid Dreams” rapper, who died on Sunday, August 8, after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport following a flight from Los Angeles. He was then transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The autopsy results were deemed inconclusive.

Halsey took to Instagram on Sunday to share a photo and some kind words about her the late artist, writing, “Sweet boy. The fastest brain in the game. Your creativity, endless. Immortal. Rest in power. I can’t even explain the sadness.”

If you haven’t already, watch Halsey honor Juice WRLD in the fan-captured video above.

Kelly Bachman Called out Harvey Weinstein and the Internet Went Wild. Now What?

But the fact is writing a funny joke about rape trauma is not an easy task. In the last month, I’ve written a new 15-minute set all about it, and I’ll be honest with you… It is very hit or miss. I am bombing, to be clear. If you’re (mercifully) unfamiliar with bombing, it’s when you make a joke, and no one laughs, but you keep going, usually desperately trying to resuscitate life back into a dead room of unimpressed audience members.

Every comedian has to bomb in order to learn, but of course it does not feel good. Bombing with a set of new jokes about your rape, is a very particular not-good feeling. Sometimes after I bomb on a set full of trauma jokes, the next comic up opens their set with a gag in which victims are the punchline. The joke usually kills, a little relief for the audience after my set. I don’t think people do it to hurt me, but sometimes it does hurt. I get a little emotional. Fine. I full on sob in public. Last time it happened, someone asked if I was upset about my set, and I yelled out, “NO, OF COURSE NOT, IT’S ALLERGIES!”

Which is true. I am clearly allergic…to my vulnerability.

I don’t want to censor other comedians, but I’ll admit it can be emotionally exhausting for me to hear, especially knowing what everyone knows about me. Sometimes I actually catch myself forcing a loud laugh, just in case someone is looking at me, gauging how I react. I don’t want to let them see me not laughing at a rape punchline. “HAHAHAHA! WHATEVER, IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL,” I might as well say. “LOOK AT ME. I’M A NORMAL, NOT-RAPED COMIC! I’M NORMAL LIKE YOU! HAHA, I’M JUST LIKE YOU! YOU CAN’T HURT ME! I’M INVINCIBLE!”

(Out here in the real world, odds are no one is looking at me, and I’m not even crossing their minds, but that’s trauma brain.)

The scariest part of trauma brain is knowing that even if 95,000 people out there on the Internet are rooting for me, I can still find a room where I will be met with booing or the words, “Shut up.” That would be the case whether I told rape jokes or not—again, all comics have to bomb. But bombing while attempting to work through trauma is just a tough pill to swallow.

39 Last-Minute Gifts for the People You (Almost) Forgot

The holidays are fast-approaching, and if your gift list looks alarmingly long at this juncture, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Between scheduling travel and closing out the year at work, there’s plenty to worry about in addition to finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones.

To help make the final days of 2019 less stressful, we set out to find the best last-minute gift ideas, from accessories to home decor and beauty. The clock is ticking, but there are plenty of companies that offer fast, affordable shipping options so your packages arrive just in time. Even better, you won’t blow through that holiday bonus after crossing everyone off your list, because everything here is $50 or less. Read on for 39 last-minute gift ideas that will crown you queen of the holiday season—procrastination and all.

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Kevin Feige Says Black Widow Will Shed ‘New Light’ On Infinity War and Endgame

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After years of supporting appearances, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will soon get her own solo movie. Appropriately titled Black Widow, Cate Shortland’s upcoming blockbuster will kick off Phase Four of the MCU, and dive deeper into the history and psyche of Natasha Romanoff. And according to Kevin Feige, the upcoming solo flick will also shed a light on her decisions throughout The Russo Brothers’ pair of Avengers movies, Infinity War and Endgame.

Black Widow is set in between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War, but it’ll also touch in events further in the title character’s past. First instance, the first trailer showed her signing up for S.H.I.E.L.D. with Thaddeus Ross. Plus, her family’s inclusion will no doubt feature plenty of flashbacks to their life together. Kevin Feige recently spoke to how the long-awaited solo movie would inform her choices in Avengers, saying:

Now this is interesting. It looks like Natasha’s entire tenure in the MCU will be explored throughout Black Widow. And while we ultimately know how her story will end, the Black Widow movie will give new context as to her choices in the fight against Thanos. I’ve got to assume this will be especially true when it comes to her death scene in Endgame, although Kevin Feige’s comments to IGN could reference a number of scenes.

During Endgame’s Time Heist, Natasha battles Hawkeye to sacrifice herself, and therefore procure the Soul Stone for the team. While it seemed that her motivations were due to Clint’s family, she might have had other reasons for making this selfless choice. It’s unclear what happens to the other Widows and David Harbour’s Red Guardian throughout the course of Black Widow, but she presumably didn’t see them during the five year time jump.

It should be fascinating to se what is exactly tackled throughout the course of Black Widow‘s runtime. Scarlett Johansson previously stated that the solo movie gave her closure after her character’s death during Endgame‘s second act. Because while Tony was given a lakeside funeral and Cap got his happy ending, Natasha’s ending was more of an unceremonious one. Because once they got back, Thanos quickly came knocking.

Black Widow will kickstart Phase Four of the MCU on May 1st, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2020 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.