Associated Press AP

Best Shopping Bags: The Newest Handbag Trend Is Oversize

Large bags have gotten a bad rep: You overpack, you schlep, you can’t find anything inside…. They’ll cause you to breathlessly explain to everyone you see, “Ah! Sorry for all of this stuff.” It takes up an extra seat at restaurants. It’s the reason you’ve saved every receipt you didn’t know you had.

That might explain why fashion rallied behind those supercute mini bags that can really only fit some credit cards, a tube of lipstick, and maybe, if you’re lucky, your iPhone—but definitely not the plus. The most popular one, by French designer Jacquemus, was six centimeters tall and 10 centimeters wide. It’s so cute, it’ll initially make you squeal…before inevitably making you scream when you realize there are so many things you need to carry that there’s no room for. But for spring 2019, Jacquemus appears to have done a 180: At his most recent Paris Fashion Week show, he debuted the exact opposite—totes that were large, spacious, and perfect for dumping the entire contents of your life into.

Jacquemus wasn’t the first to indulge a love for overpacking: Proenza Schouler, Maison Margiela, and Jil Sander have all released large shoulder and tote handbags within the past year, having models tuck them under their arm or wear just one strap on their shoulder so that the other flails in the wind. Being a lady with lots of things is nothing to be ashamed of.

So go ahead and get ready to carry everything you own—see below for the best large handbags, in order of how much stuff they can actually fit.

Best Shopping Bags: The Newest Handbag Trend is Oversized

Large bags have gotten a bad rep: You overpack, you schlep, you can’t find anything inside… They’ll cause you to breathlessly explain to everyone you see, “Ah! Sorry for all of this stuff.” It takes up an extra seat at restaurants. It’s the reason you’ve saved every receipt you didn’t know you had.

That might explain why fashion rallied behind those super-cute mini bags that can really only fit some credit cards, a tub of lipstick and maybe, if you’re lucky, your iPhone—but definitely not the plus. The most popular one was by French designer Jacquemus, which was six centimeters tall and ten wide. It’s so cute, it’ll initially make you squeal… before inevitably making you scream when you realize there are so many things you need to carry that there’s no room for. But for Spring 2019, Jacquemus appears to have done a 180: At his most recent Paris Fashion Week show, he debuted the exact opposite—totes that were large, spacious, and perfect for emptying the entire contents of your life into.

Jacquemus wasn’t the first to indulge a love for over-packing: Proenza Schouler, Maison Margiela, and Jil Sander have all released large shoulder and tote handbags within the past year, having models tuck them under their arms or wear just one strap on their shoulder so that the other flails in the wind. Being a lady with lots of things is nothing to be ashamed of.

So go ahead and get ready to carry everything you own and see below for the best large handbags, in order of how much stuff they can actually fit.

Quavo’s ‘BUBBLEGUM’ Video Looks Like An Outtake From Ready Player One

You’ve probably never thought about what Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One would’ve looked like if it had starred Quavo instead of Tye Sheridan. But on the off chance that you have, you’re going to be really into Q’s new video.

The “B U B B L E G U M” visual, which Quavo co-directed with Daps, opens with the Migos rapper putting on a VR headset in the midst of an apocalypse. The device beams him to a futuristic lab straight out of TLC’s “No Scrubs,” where a bunch of models perform tests on him while chewing a lot of bubblegum (obviously). Of course, Quavo has to return to reality eventually, and when he does, his girl — played by model and actress Draya Michele — is still by his side.

“B U B B L E G U M” follows “Workin Me” and “Lamb Talk” as the latest release from Quavo’s debut solo album, Quavo Huncho. The project arrives on Friday (October 12) and is rumored to feature collaborations with Drake, Cardi B, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, and his Migos groupmates, Takeoff and Offset.

The new video also arrives one day after Migos picked up their first American Music Award, for Favorite Duo or Group — Pop/Rock. It’s shaping up to be a huge week for Quavo in more ways than one.

Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Poster Is Nostalgic Magic

Remaking any movie is a tricky proposition; remaking a beloved classic like Aladdin, one of the most popular movies from the Disney Renaissance era, is something else entirely. Fortunately, the first teaser poster for next year’s live-action Aladdin hits all the right notes and is total nostalgic magic. Take a look.

Shining, shimmering, splendid. This is a positively gorgeous poster, with a minimalistic design that is detailed and colorful. The magic emanating off the lamp accompanied by a warning to choose wisely, advice that Aladdin himself will need in this film. You want to talk about the power of nostalgia, the love for the original film is so great and the knowledge of what the lamp is so ubiquitous, that you don’t even need the title of the movie on this poster.

I also really like that for the first teaser poster Disney chose not to show any of the cast. New faces for Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie will take getting used to, but the lamp tells us everything we need to know while hiding the whole new world that awaits us in this film.

Disney clearly knows the love that is out there for the original 1992 film and leaned into that by giving this poster some major nostalgic magic. If you thought it was just seeing a magic lamp alongside a Disney logo was giving you warm fuzzy feelings, it goes much further than that. This teaser poster for Aladdin is actually very similar to the poster for the original film. Check it out.

Everyone knows if you come across a magic lamp, the first thing you need to work out with the genie is what his policy is on wishing for more wishes. If one of your three or infinite wishes was for the poster for Aladdin to maintain the spirit of the original and take you back to your childhood, consider that wish granted.

As you can see, Disney has expertly pinpointed memories you may have not even known you had with this new poster. What’s cool about it is that it isn’t an exact copy just with a fancier magic lamp for the live-action remake. It also gives things a bit of a twist.

The lamp is flipped this time, facing the other direction, just as Guy Ritchie‘s film will flip from animation to live-action. The message on the original poster also teases the power of wishes inspiring hope and wonder. The text accompanying the new poster is more cautionary, speaking to those who have seen the original film and know the importance of choosing carefully when making a wish.

As far as who will be granting those wishes in the film, that would be Will Smith. The actor has the unenviable position of playing the Genie, a role immortalized by the late Robin Williams. We know that Will Smith’s Genie will be live action and not a CGI character, but he apparently will retain his signature color. The actor revealed as much on Instagram to coincide with the new poster, saying:

I have no idea how a live-action blue Will Smith genie will look, but in theory I think fans will be happy that Genie will still be blue. Hopefully this teaser poster indicates a teaser trailer for Aladdin isn’t too far off and we can get a look at the genie soon. Let him out!

Yellowstone TV Show Targeted By PETA For Allegedly Using Mutilated Cow Corpses

Yellowstone is a series that features a fair amount of animals, largely horses and cows. While that’s to be expected of a series largely set on a cattle ranch, it has led to a situation that PETA isn’t happy about. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has targeted Yellowstone due do reports of the show using mutilated cow corpses while filming. Here’s what we know.

Reports come courtesy of a “whistleblower” who came forward with claims of mistreatment of animal remains on the set of the show. Scenes in Yellowstone feature the dead bodies of cows, and the show reportedly chose to use the decomposing remains of real cows rather than realistic props or fakes. According to PETA, realistic props are not hard to come by in showbiz, and such “humane alternatives” should have been used for the inclusion of dead cows in the episodes.

The whistleblower states that parts of the cows’ corpses were “hacked apart,” with hindquarters and necks specifically mentioned. Furthermore, Yellowstone stands accused by the whistleblower of probably leaving the bodies of cows left to rot in the sun in order to appear bloated in front of the camera, or else they were otherwise “manipulated” in order to show the bloat. Who could have guessed that PETA would appreciate The Walking Dead more than Yellowstone?

The source claims that members of the crew had their concerns about why real cows were used rather than fakes ignored by production, and they were unaware that production planned on bringing real dead animals onto set for filming. In a particularly gross twist to this tale, the source also claims that crew members had to deal with a smell so awful that it was difficult if not nearly impossible to wash off. PETA raises the point that diseases can be transmitted to humans via rotting animal carcasses.

After a photo leaked of a dead cow with a significant portion of its hindquarters absent, it’s no wonder that PETA got involved. After all, PETA has released statements about how it would handle the dinosaurs of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and a vomiting monkey from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Reports of mutilated cows with a picture of a dead animal naturally attracted the organization’s attention.

The alleged mistreatment of the dead cows isn’t the only bone PETA has to pick with Yellowstone, so to speak. The show reportedly planned to shoot a rodeo, which PETA describes as “an archaic and cruel event in which animals are abused, taunted, and manipulated into performing dangerous and often painful” behaviors. No footage of such a scene leaked, but production reportedly banned cell phones on set and refused to use existing stock footage for the scenes.

PETA is callng for producers to cut any and all scenes featuring mistreated animals and commit to using props and special effects for any future dead and/or suffering animals. The organization states that its letters to star Kevin Costner, creator Taylor Sheridan, and Paramount executives have gone unanswered.

Given that Yellowstone has been renewed for a second season, delivered in the ratings, and cast an Arrow-verse villain for the next batch of episodes, it’s possible that the show could enjoy a long future on the air. Only time will tell if PETA will be happier with the show in the future.

Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Evangeline Lilly Was Shocked About Her Infinity War Connection Too

Since Ant-Man and the Wasp was released after Avengers: Infinity War, but largely takes place chronologically before the events of the major MCU shakeup, fans were very curious what sort of movie they were going to get. However, in the end, they got a post-credits scene which caught everything up that saw several characters from the film fall victim to the Thanos snap. People were shocked at the way the characters were taken out, and it turns out so was the cast. Evangeline Lilly admits that even when they filmed the scene, nobody really knoew what was going on. According to Lilly…

While everybody was informed that the scene would tie into Avengers: Infinity War, it seems nobody was told exactly how. In fact, Evangeline Lilly admits she played the scene entirely wrong, viewing it as a sort of “heavenly ascent” moment, rather than a “disintegrating into dust” moment. You can tell Marvel is trying to keep things quiet when nobody is even telling the actors what expressions they should have on their face. The actress just did the best she could with it while having essentially zero information.

Evangeline Lilly tells ET it wasn’t until she actually saw Avengers: Infinity War that she understood how the Ant-Man and the Wasp scene related and that she’d played it entirely wrong. Of course, in the version that was put in the movie, we never actually see Hope, Janet, or Hank actually disintegrate. We just cut away from Ant-Man in the Quantum Realm to discover that the three of them are already gone.

The moment is a pretty strong punch in the gut to the audience who spends two hours having a good time and laughing at all the events of Ant-Man and the Wasp, then sees three major characters wiped from existence. It basically only leaves Ant-Man left to have any major impact on Avengers 4, and that’s only if he doesn’t spend the entire movie swimming through the Quantum Realm.

The fate of the Wasp is tied to the fates of half the galaxy. While most fans have an expectation that she and everybody else will return one way or another, that’s far from a guarantee. Still, we only just got to see the Wasp kick ass and most of us would certainly like to see more of that. You can relieve the part we have with Ant-Man and the Wasp now out on Digital and Blu-ray.

See What Dave Bautista Could Look Like As Bane In Suicide Squad 2

The Marvel Cinematic Universe may be largely a well oiled machine, but its not without controversies. This can be seen with the state of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, as Disney fired director/writerJames Gunn in July, after offensive tweets from a decade ago resurfaced. The plot has further thickened this week, as Gunn is now using his talents for DC’s Suicide Squad sequel. Guardians actor Dave Bautista recently expressed his interest in joining the project, and now you can see what he’d look like as Batman villain Bane.

How awesome is that? Dave Bautista’s impressive figure from his years of wrestling make him a prime candidate for the DCEU’s Bane. And considering the actor’s future as Drax is currently unclear, it might be the perfect time for him to jump ship, and nab a role in the DC universe.

This awesome new image comes to us from Boss Logic, an artist who regularly crates fan made renderings of live-action comic book characters. Each time an actor is rumored to be taking on a Marvel or DC, Boss Logic ends up creating a new piece. This latest creation imagines Dave Bautista’s hulking version of Bane– if he were to end up joining James Gunn’s newest superhero project.

The above poster might look familiar, as it is actually an edit for a previous Guardians of the Galaxy image. Rather than creating a totally new rendering of Dave Bautista, Boss Logic simply did some editing and coloring to bring the actor from Drax to Bane. Either way, he’s a physical presence that I wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alleyway.

While David Ayer’s Suicide Squad managed to win an Oscar for makeup design, the villain-centric team up movie largely disappointed audiences when it arrived in theaters in 2016. After a great trailer, the finished product ended up being a bit uneven, despite having moments of brilliance. The pressure is on for James Gunn to deliver a higher quality product, especially after his acclaimed run with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It should be interesting to see if James Gunn ends up making major changes to the roster of the titular Suicide Squad. While Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s Deadshot seem like obviously choices, Gunn might end up changing up the supporting cast. Some new blood like Bane might breathe life into the franchise, and allow for the director to put his quirky spin on the Suicide Squad franchise.

Dave Bautista’s role in the MCU is still a mystery, as he’s technically contracted to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But the threequel was been put on pause indefinitely, with Bautista previously maintaining he wouldn’t do the blockbuster without James Gunn’s original draft. There’s been no official word from Gunn or Marvel about what’s next, but there’s certainly a chance that the wrestler turned actor will have a more available schedule soon.

You can catch Dave Bautista in Avengers 4 on May 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

NBC’s New Amsterdam Just Got Great News

That’s right! Dr. Max Goodwin’s journey to shake up the status quo is far from over, per TVLine. The series’ freshman season will be now comprised of 22 episodes, as of NBC’s decision to order the all-important “back 9.” While the show’s full-season pickup is great news, it is not entirely unexpected. Ratings for its series premiere were steady, handily maintaining most of its lead-in from the hit, This Is Us.

Is The Flash Actually Bringing Crisis On Infinite Earths To TV?

Ever since The Flash teased it in its series premiere back in 2014, Arrow-verse viewers have been begging for a “Crisis On Infinite Earths” adaptation. Those cries only got louder when the multiverse was introduced. Is The Flash actually bringing “Crisis On Infinite Earths” to TV though? Here’s some evidence that has us thinking the answer may be yes:

The Crossover Title “Elseworlds”

The upcoming “Elseworlds” crossover title sent fans deep into speculation, as the term already had meaning in DC Comics. Elseworld comics were typically used to tell stories that don’t fit within the continuity or traditional stories of the heroes they portray. The upcoming Batwoman introduction and planned series would appear to indicate this crossover is intended to be canon, which could mean “Elseworlds” might mean something else.

This led folks to assume it’s more a reference to the other worlds in the multiverse, which of course play a factor in “Crisis On Infinite Earths.” This would mean the title is just a clever reference and meant to be taken in the literal sense and not the way DC has labeled it in the comics. It’s also far more catchy than “Pre-Crisis On Infinite Earths,” which could’ve been a suggestion that forced the bigwigs to come up with a better name.

The Monitor

Another big sign the “Elseworlds” crossover is heading into Crisis territory is its casting of LaMonica Garrett as The Monitor. The Monitor plays a key role in the comic storyline, ultimately rallying the worlds greatest heroes against the destroyer of worlds Anti-Monitor. The heroes initially saw The Monitor as villainous, but later learned his actions were more of a test to see if they were up to the task of defeating Anti-Monitor.

An adaptation of “Crisis On Infinite Earths” would be very hard to pull off without this character. Without Monitor, there’s no Anti-Monitor, and thus, no threat to the Multiverse. Of course, the Arrow-verse idea makers could find another way to put the worlds in jeopardy, although changing the story so drastically might upset the most loyal DC Comics fans who tune in. That said, we have yet to learn if “Elseworlds” or any future event will introduce Anti-Monitor, so it’s possible other plans could be in the works if “Crisis” is happening.

The True Story Behind the Final Scene of ‘A Star Is Born’ Will Make You Cry All Over Again

Warning: Spoilers for A Star Is Born ahead!

The final scene in A Star Is Born—in which Lady Gaga sings the powerful ballad “I’ll Never Love Again”—is more than enough to have anyone sobbing into their popcorn. But in case the movie didn’t leave you gutted enough, the real-life tragedy that occurred in Gaga’s life the same day she filmed the heartbreaking scene will have you crying all over again.

In a new interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Gaga revealed that while she was on set getting ready to shoot, she received news that one of her closest friends, Sonja Durham, was nearing the end of her battle with stage IV cancer. “On that day my friend Sonja—who had been battling cancer for years—her friend called me and I could hear her moaning in the background and she said she’s not doing well,” Gaga said. “And I thought she was dying, so I left the set.”

The pop star says she didn’t even tell costar and director Bradley Cooper that she had left. “I just got in my car and started driving and I missed her by 10 minutes,” she said.

Gaga shared that she laid with Sonja’s son and husband, and consulted her friend’s widower about whether she should return to set. “He said, ‘You’ve gotta do what Sonja would want you to do,'” Gaga recalled. “She gave me a tragic gift that day and I took it with me to set, and I sang that song for Jackson and for her on that very same day within an hour.”

When she returned to set, she said, Cooper was kind and supportive in the wake of her loss. “Bradley was so beautiful with me that day, he was so loving. He was like, ‘You don’t have to do it too many times, it’s OK.’ And, I was like, ‘All I wanna do is sing, man,'” she said.

And so Gaga stepped in front of the camera and sang lyrics that had suddenly become even more poignant than they already are in the context of the film. “Wish I could, I could have said goodbye / I would have said what I wanted to, maybe even cried for you / If I knew it would be the last time / I would have broke my heart in two / Tryin’ to save a part of you,” she sings, per Genius.

In the interview, Gaga continued, “Life is hard, man, but we’ve gotta stick together. What’s more important than any of this, the fame, the accolades? What’s important is the process of love and kindness. I think the star of this film is human courage, bravery.”

Related Stories:

Lady Gaga Wrote a Powerful Essay About Mental Health Awareness