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Kate Middleton Took These New Photos of Prince Louis, and They’re So Cute

Prince Louis’ first birthday is April 23, and Kensington Palace decided to celebrate by giving us some brand-new photos of him—taken by his mother, Kate Middleton.

Naturally, the pics are all sorts of adorable and feature several outfit changes. In one set, little Prince Louis is wearing a navy blue sweater with a dog on it; in the next, he has on a burgundy pullover. What’s most surprising about these photos is just how much Prince Louis looks like his father, Prince William. Seriously, these two are the spitting image of each other. I know that doesn’t sound that shocking—kids look like their parents!—but Prince William and Prince Louis’ resemblance is uncanny.

Check out the snaps for yourself, below:

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz,” Kensington Palace tweeted last year when Middleton gave birth. “The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well…The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.”

Kate Middleton doesn’t open up very often about motherhood, but in January she did briefly discuss her struggles as a new parent. “It’s so hard,” she said. “You get a lot of support with the baby as a mother particularly in the early days, but after the age of one, it falls away. After that, there isn’t a huge amount—lots of books to read. Everybody experiences the same struggle.”

Prince Louis’ first birthday lines up closely with when Meghan Markle is expected to give birth to her first child. Reports suggest she’s due any day now, and her mother, Doria Ragland, has already flown in to England for the birth. However, it might be a while before we see any photos of Baby Sussex. Buckingham Palace gave this update on April 11, 2019:

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”

Markle and Prince Harry announced in October 2018 they were expecting their first child.

Blackpink Had A Star-Studded Coachella Weekend

Blackpink’s descent upon Coachella over the weekend was giving us some major FOMO as Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé took the California music festival by storm.

For their second Coachella weekend, the girls not only rocked the stage — dressed in some absolutely gorgeous black and silver coordinating outfits — but they also got to hang with some of the biggest names in music. In conclusion: All of your faves became Blackpink stans this past weekend.

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And what a weekend it was. After making Coachella history as the first K-pop girl group to play the festival with a stunning 11-song set, the girls made the festival their own by going out and hobnobbing with the various celebrities in attendance. So, yeah, they probably had a better weekend than you. But we can’t blame them. Just look how happy they are! We’re just as happy for them, because these girls are totally killing it as they make their way across the US.

The “Kill This Love” singers made it a point to snap some photos alongside Khalid, who was happy to flash a wide grin and peace sign as the girls hung out with him, going so far as to give them sweet hugs as they departed.

They also had a dance-off in the desert, which looks just as fun as it sounds.

Then, the girls even had some time to hang out with Jaden Smith, er, just Jaden, whose pastel hair and sweatshirt offered a pleasing pop of color to Blackpink’s expertly-coordinated outfits.

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And then they were seemingly adopted by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, which sounds like a dream TBH.

The girls were even spotted spending some time with actress Nina Dobrev, proving that they’re really out here living their best lives in between taking over the music world.

Ariana Grande even posed for a quick photo with Rose, Lisa, and Jennie after the girls were spotted watching her set from the crowd. They were promptly invited backstage, where they snapped this cute pic. We’re not sure where Jisoo was at the time, but it looks like she missed out on one hell of a powerful photo op.

It looks like the love seriously runs both ways, with Blackpink rocking some chic “NASA” merch Grande introduced during her previous Coachella set.

And we can’t forget about Diplo literally wearing black and pink to meet Blackpink. He stans, and it shows.

Main dancer Lisa was also spotted dancing alongside Willow Smith — we told you that Blackpink are honorary Smiths now! — at Kanye West’s Coachella Sunday Service.

It’s clear Blackpink had an incredibly drool-worthy weekend as they got to hang with some of the coolest people in the industry, but their success is even more impressive.

Riding high off their new EP release, they’re one of the hottest acts in K-pop right now, and it looks like the only way to go for the group is up. But on the way, we can’t wait to see which other celebrities get some face time with them as they continue their U.S. takeover with several additional dates over the next couple of weeks.

Blackpink is the revolution, after all.

The Suicide Squad’s Jai Courtney Is Psyched To Play Captain Boomerang Again

Although it is being described as more of a reboot than a sequel, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be bringing back some familiar faces from David Ayer’s 2016 film. Among those faces is Jai Courtney, who played the funny and mad George “Digger” Harkness, better known as Captain Boomerang. Although his character was the most cowardly of the original group, Jai Courtney himself is psyched to hop back into the role for another go round, as he explained:

Captain Boomerang seems like the kind of character that would be a blast to play, and clearly Jai Courtney enjoyed his time as the Aussie bank robber. Based on what he told The Hollywood Reporter, he seems stoked that Captain Boomerang will be a part of the sequel and that he will get to have fun reprising that role, gold tooth and all.

We don’t know what writer/director James Gunn has planned, but Jai Courtney’s Boomerang does seem like the kind of odd and goofy character that Gunn does so well. And that makes him so ideally suited to this property in the first place. So it is cool that Captain Boomerang will be back and will be portrayed by an actor who relishes in the role.

Given the fact that most signs point towards James Gunn’s film doing its own thing and acting as more of a soft reboot than a true sequel, it’s difficult to know what The Suicide Squad has in store for Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang. At the end of Suicide Squad, having survived their mission, the team gets ten years off their sentences. Everyone except Boomerang. And while the others get special privileges, Courtney’s gets put in solitary confinement.

Apparently Amanda Waller or whoever will put together the Suicide Squad in the sequel determines that Captain Boomerang isn’t more trouble than he’s worth and there is still some merit in keeping him around, if only for the comic relief.

Returning alongside Jai Courtney in Suicide Squad 2 is Viola Davis who plays Amanda Waller. The rest of the potential returnees are not confirmed as of yet. Despite some rumors to the contrary, it is believed that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will return, but Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag is not expected to.

Captain Boomerang will be mixing it up with some new faces as well. Idris Elba has been cast in The Suicide Squad and for a brief time, it seemed like he would be taking over Deadshot from Will Smith. Instead he will actually be playing a new character but we don’t know who yet, although we have some guesses. Also in talks to join Suicide Squad 2 and his first superhero film, is John Cena in an undisclosed role.

The Suicide Squad is scheduled to open on August 6, 2021. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of all the big movies coming to theaters this summer and for all the latest movie news, stay tuned to CinemaBlend.

18 Best Luxury Skin Care Products of 2019

Be honest: Does your heart skip a beat when you see a medicine cabinet full of the very best skin care? Skin has always been in, but the days of slapping on any old moisturizer are long gone—now having a curated routine is completely normal, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a Sephora shopper who doesn’t know the difference between essences and toners. Critics might call such a devotion vapid or useless, among other things, but we firmly believe putting time and energy into a skin care regimen isn’t an empty pastime.

So whether it’s a vital part of your self-care, you’re looking for something specific to add to your top shelf, or you’re just curious about what the latest and greatest exfoliator is, take a look at the luxury skin care products that live up to their name—and price tag. Our editors and beauty pros share why.

17 Best Luxury Skin Care Products of 2019

Be honest: Does your heart skip a beat when you see a medicine cabinet full of the very best skin care? Skin has always been in, but the days of slapping on any old moisturizer are long gone—now, having a curated routine is completely normal, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a Sephora shopper who doesn’t know the difference between essences and toners. Critics might call such a devotion vapid or useless, among other things, but we firmly believe putting time and energy into a skin care regimen isn’t an empty pastime.

So whether it’s a vital part of your self-care, you’re looking for something specific to add to your top shelf, or you’re just curious about what the latest and greatest exfoliator is, take a look at the luxury skin care products that live up to their name—and price tag. Our editors and beauty pros share why.

Summer Outfits With Jeans: How to Wear, According to Celebrities

Denim has been a tried-and-true favorite of concert-goers for ages, from Woodstock all the way to Coachella. Though, in the thick of summer, the last thing you’ll probably think to wear is a pair of jeans (hence why cutoffs reign supreme this time of year). Even if, at first glance, 501s and the desert heat don’t exactly seem like an ideal pairing, Levi’s presence on the festival circuit proves that the brand’s bread and butter lends itself to a range of scenarios—and climates.

Year after year, Coachella after Coachella, some of the best festival style from Indio, California comes out of the annual Levi’s poolside brunch, where celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Candice Huffine, Joan Smalls, and more come together to show off their best, most inventive denim styling.

“I remember how amazing the fit was on my first pair—they’ve been my favorite ever since,” said Bieber, the recently-appointed first-ever face of the Levi’s 501 jean, at the event. She herself was wearing the high-waisted style, cooly cuffed at the hem with a lingerie-inspired top. For fellow model Smalls, the key to making denim work for the summertime lies in juxtaposition: “of something oversized with something super-girly,” she told Glamour.

As temperatures start heating up, we’re taking cues from these denim-clad, always-well-dressed celebrities we caught up with in Palm Springs for tips on how to style your jeans in the summer. Check out five formulas to copy from now until Labor Day, ahead.

With lingerie up top…

Balance out the coverage of a full-length jean with something a little bit more revealing up top. Take notes from Bieber and her lingerie-inspired styling from the first weekend of Coachella: a lacy bustier top is breathable, while also making your casual denim feel more sophisticated.

With a super cropped top…

When thinking of ways to style your jeans in the summer, your first instinct might be to go for a shirt that’s way lighter—which will probably have you grabbing the nearest crop top. Instead of a frayed-hem vintage tee, consider going for a more polished, long-sleeved style. Emily Ratajowski, for instance, styled her white jeans with a leopard-print, front-tie blouse, an outfit that can definitely be replicated for a happy hour in July.

With your favorite throwback trend…

Let’s face it, The Parent Trap served some truly iconic fashion looks in 1998 that still hold up today. And, with the themes of camp and nostalgia back in a *very* big way, tie-dye is truly hotter than ever. Model Candice Huffine took this to the max at the festival, with her cropped T-shirt and denim cutoffs—she even added a scrunchie for good measure.

With opposite fits…

This is pretty much the same idea as mixing denim with lingerie, but only with shapes: Pair a baggy, wide-leg bottom with something more fitted as a top—or, if you prefer skinny-fit jeans, go for a loose blouse. Amandla Stenberg’s double-denim look, of a corset with oversized flare, is a great example of how to make it work. “Looking effortless is actually the hardest thing — it requires the most effort,” the actor tells us.

With major pops of color…

Another way to distinguish your fall denim #OOTD from your summer denim #OOTD? With the color story. For autumn, you might prefer to style your jeans with berry and navy hues. In the summer, though, you should go for a neon palette, like Smalls did at Coachella.

New The Hustle Trailer Spoofs Avengers: Endgame

It’s a tale old as time: a huge cultural event is set to debut in a theater near you, and just as the hype is getting intense beyond belief, a comedy movie uses that hype to make a joke at said event’s expense. The tactic definitely works, and as we’re prepared to see Avengers: Endgame unfurl in theaters this weekend, The Hustle would like to remind everyone that it’s not too far off from that very film in some of its aims. Check out their latest trailer, inspired by Marvel’s would-be blockbuster, below:

This trailer for The Hustle does a pretty good job starting out with a pseudo Avengers: Endgame vibe, as the approach of limited coloring in the face of great evil is present. And while they may not have checked with Thor about the usage of his super group’s name “The Revengers,” it’s still a pretty fun callback to Thor: Ragnarok.

Of course, it’s not long before The Hustle returns to its actual plot involving Anne Hathaway’s posh thief teaching Rebel Wilson’s newbie in training how to con the men of the French Rivera out of their money. It’s a task that requires disguises, aliases and the occasional act involving simulated murder by means of a shotgun.

The second remake of the film Bedtime Stories, with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels being the most recent reference for director Chris Addison’s latest version, The Hustle feels somewhat familiar, but new enough to lure people into theaters with its charms. But then again, a little bit of fun subterfuge doesn’t hurt, especially when the result is a quick and breezy gag that’ll make including this trailer with this weekend’s Avengers: Endgame all the easier.

Although we have to admit, after sitting on this trailer long enough in our minds, The Hustle’s marketing gimmick has us thinking about another time a comedy took good natured shots at an approaching cultural monolith. See if you can remember this throwback from almost 20 years ago:

Summer 2019 is going to be a pretty crowded affair, and grabbing all the marketing real estate you can is key. Much like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Hustle has brought its A-game while spoofing Endgame, and it’ll be up to the audiences watching this trailer to decide whether or not this joke’s good enough to stick around for the punchline.

In the spirit of history, we’d like to remind you that if you’re only seeing one movie this summer, see Avengers: Endgame, which opens this Thursday night. But, if you do see two or more movies, see The Hustle, which will put its money on the box office table on May 10.

Metro Boomin And Gunna Are Flex-tra Terrestrials In ‘Space Cadet’ Video

Metro Boomin and Gunna are unlike anyone in this world. It’s all in their dress and demeanor. They’re from the Andromeda galaxy, originating on a planet where giant fur coats are normal in warm months and being submerged under water for an album cover is normal business. Their new video for “Space Cadet” lets you know just how they ended up on Earth, although it doesn’t reveal what their missions are. Could they be planning a takeover?

The video starts with where the journey began. A group of alien investigators stare at an old school car that appears earthly, save for two peculiar life forms sprawled across its back. It’s a tense scene involving agents in black with creased eyebrows and shaking lips, holding weapons that they don’t if they will be effective or not, staring at these peacefully sleeping creatures. They wake up and it’s clear that these aliens are Metro Boomin and Gunna who, almost immediately, get interrogated about their purposes. Who are they? Where do they come from? What do they want?

“Space Cadet”‘s visual isn’t worried about answering those questions. We do, however, get a taste of what the two unidentified strangers like to do for fun. They like dancing with lasers and bright white lights zooming around them. Young Thug, a possible alien too, makes a cameo and suddenly becomes more mystifying than normal. Could he have been on an infiltration mission all this time? Eventually, their main interrogator, after studying them, realizes that she can remove her oxygen mask and talk to them freely without fear of contamination, showcasing that maybe these aliens aren’t as different from these earthlings that the humans think they are. Maybe there’s a message in there somewhere.

“Space Cadet” appears on Metro Boomin’s 2018 album Not All Heroes Wear Capes. In a performance of the track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in February, the producer wore a jacket emblazoned with “FREE 21 SAVAGE” to protest the rapper‘s detainment by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Take a look at the sci-fi video up above. Put on your aluminum thinking cap.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige Confirms Shang-Chi Is Coming In Phase Four

With Spider-Man: Far From Home now representing the end of the MCU’s Phase 3 and not the beginning of Phase 4 as we once thought, the future remains shrouded in mystery. But even though Marvel hasn’t made formal announcements or said much about what happens after Avengers: Endgame, there have been reports about projects that are casting or in development. One of those projects is Shang-Chi.

At a fan event part of the press tour for Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked if there would ever be a Chinese superhero in the MCU and his response is exciting for fans eager to see Shang-Chi on the big screen. Feige told the Shanghai audience:

Not exactly leading by example on the secrecy front are we Mr. Feige? The Marvel Studios President thought it was okay to divulge a little about future plans here, and his response to an elated Shanghai crowd basically confirms that Marvel’s most proficient martial artist is on his way. So it’s probably safe to get your hopes up that we will be seeing Shang-Chi in the next few years as a part of the MCU’s still largely mysterious Phase 4 slate.

Given the reports on a Shang-Chi movie, Kevin Feige’s response is expected, but also welcome. He was asked a question and was able to give an audience who it meant a lot to the answer that they wanted to hear. That crowd’s excitement and the huge importance of the Chinese box office should make it clear that a Shang-Chi movie is both the obvious move and the right one.

The movie for Marvel’s master of Kung-Fu is slowly coming together, with Short Term 12 writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton signed on to helm the project. The screenplay is being written by the very in demand Dave Callaham, who wrote The Expendables, Amazon’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson as well as being attached or contributing to the scripts for the upcoming films Wonder Woman 1984, Zombieland: Double Tap and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2.

That’s an exciting start and shows that Marvel is taking their first Asian superhero seriously, bringing in Asian-American talent and hoping for the kind of cultural impact that Black Panther achieved with a similar method. With Kevin Feige now speaking more openly and publicly about Shang-Chi and with Avengers: Endgame arriving this week, hopefully this is a sign that we’ll begin to hear more about this film, like casting, before too long.

Of course, before we get to Shang-Chi, the Avengers have a score to settle, whatever it takes, in Avengers: Endgame, arriving in theaters this weekend. We’ll keep you updated on all the latest news about Shang-Chi and the MCU’s Phase 4 as it develops. In the meantime check out our 2019 Release Schedule to plan out your moviegoing as we enter the packed summer season.