A little over a year ago, Samantha Barbash filed a lawsuit against STX Entertainment, Gloria Sanchez Productions, and Pole Sisters LLC for a cool $40 million, reportedly claiming that the movie “exploits” her likeness and defames her character. But according to EW, in a major win for the Hustlers production companies, the federal judge ruled in their favor. As such, the case has been officially dismissed.
Demi Lovato just gave one of her first interviews since her tumultuous split from Max Ehrich, and you may want to be on the lookout for some new music.
During the new interview with the Today show on November 12, the “Commander in Chief” singer opened up about her “rollercoaster” of a year, stopping short of speaking directly about her breakup from Ehrich in September.
“[This year has] been such a rollercoaster,” Lovato told Jenna Bush Hager, per Us Weekly. “I mean, honestly, for me, the beginning of the year started out, I was on this trajectory to have a pretty eventful career, and I was planning my comeback.”
Instead, she released an anti-Trump banger and experienced a whirlwind romance that ended….quite messily. Last we heard, a source told E! News that Lovato is “having all sorts of issues with Max not leaving her alone.”
Still, Demi Lovato shared that although 2020 didn’t work out quite as she had expected, there were some important takeaways. “I think the most important thing that I’ve learned is how much I am OK with myself and loving myself,” the singer said. “It wasn’t until this year that I really started exploring the things that bring joy to my life in little ways.”
As for her feelings on Ehrich? You may have to wait for the next album—or stream her recent breakup anthem, “Still Have Me.”
“When I write my songs—when I go to the studio and record them, it’s a very cathartic and therapeutic experience for me,” Lovato explained. “Anytime I go through something, especially when I don’t say things publicly or comment on certain situations, I just let my music comment on it.”
“I’m a mess and I’m still broken, but I’m finding my way back,” Lovato sings in “Still Have Me,” which was released six days after calling off her engagement from Ehrich. “And it feels like someone’s stolen all the light I ever had.”
But she hits us with a more optimistic chorus. “I don’t have much but at least I still have me and that’s all I need,” she sings. “So take my faith, but at least I still believe and that’s all I need. I don’t have much but at least I still have me.”
As for those of you wondering how Ehrich feels about the whole thing, all you have to do is look at his social media posts or check your local beach.
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It’s hard to believe, but the Skywalker Saga reached its end nearly a year ago. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wrapped up the overarching nine-film story, as well as the sequel trilogy that started with The Force Awakens. This also marks an end to the cast’s tenure in the galaxy far, far away, including Oscar Isaac and John Boyega. The latter actor recently shared a photo with Isaac, with is sure to make all the Poe/Finn shippers out there very happy.
So you’re gathering safely with close friends or family this season? Aside from a face mask and your best social distancing behavior, you’ll want some great hostess gifts in-hand. A token of appreciation has always been mandatory in Houseguest Etiquette 101—but this year, it’s even more important. If they’re opening their home up to you over all other loved ones, they obviously place you in high regard, so you’d hate to show up empty-handed.
While candles and booze are obvious contenders for the best hostess gifts (we shopped some out below), the guests who stand out usually have something unique in tow. Think: an outstanding bottle of olive oil you’d be hesitant to buy for yourself or a low-lift cocktail book that doubles as decor. From the wine snob to the cake boss, hosts across the board will welcome these thoughtful gifts with open arms (and an open fridge). Ahead, shop our 51 picks that will warm their heart while making their lives easier, the ideal combo for any overworked host.
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For those unfamiliar with the Cater Hall iteration of Hawkman, he started out as Prince Khufu, who lived in ancient Egypt and discovered a crashed Thanagarian ship containing Nth metal, the substance that allows Hawkman to fly. Khufu and his consort Chay-Ara were killed by the jealous priest known as Hath-Set, but the couple’s love allowed their souls to endure, resulting in them continuing to be reincarnated across many lifetimes. By the 1940s (or simply contemporary times, depending on the continuity) Khufu and Chay-Ara are living as Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders, and fighting crime as Hawkman and Hawkgirl, respectively.
There was a time when the biggest thing in video games was a simple independently developed horror title called Five Nights at Freddy’s. Of course, it’s possible that the game itself was somewhat less popular than the act of watching another person play it and leap out of their skin during one of the franchise’s trademark jump scares, but it was popular nonetheless. The game may not be the biggest name in the industry currently, but it’s still well regarded, so much so that a movie adaptation has been in development for years, and apparently, still is.
For a long stretch, Maria Bakalova’s character was with a babysitter named Jeanise Jones. Bakalova had to pretend to believe in a much different worldview and Jeanise Jones, buying into it, does what she can to help her and change her perspective. Bakalova’s commitment to the role is commendable; it could have been so easy to not be able to take herself seriously and start laughing, but she stayed in character. Which, as a side note, is also a little heartbreaking for Jones, who was duped by the performance.
Billie Eilish released her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, 19 months ago already, and so much has shifted since then. She won all the Grammys. She recorded the new James Bond theme. And now, she even got Glendale to close down the mall for her.
In her extremely DIY new video for “There I Am,” Eilish spends five minutes gallivanting around the deserted Glendale Galleria in California, helping herself to soft pretzels and doughnuts. It’s a familiar haunt; she grew up frequenting the mall as a young teen in the 2010s. Now she runs it, in the vacant clip that evokes Dawn of the Dead‘s suburban post-apocalyptica and plays like a nuclear-fallout version of New Radicals’s beloved late-’90s kids-take-over-the-mall anthem, “You Get What You Give.”
A lot of what I mentioned above is utter projection, but it’s hard not to read between the lines this year, a fraught time plagued by a raging pandemic and nearly 1.3 million people dead around the world. I went to the mall a lot as a kid out of mere boredom, gathering in large groups and walking around drinking frozen sugar drinks without a face covering. Imagine such a luxury now!
In Eilish’s “Therefore I Am,” which she directed, she captures this feeling of estrangement and isolation by wandering around a closed, multi-level, capitalistic expanse maskless and alone, free, yet implicitly haunted by the shuttered shops and eerie emptiness. She’s having a nice time, though, smiling as she lip-synchs to a bouncy pop track in the vein of “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” and repeatedly relays, “I’m not your friend.”
Get lost in the vast post-commercialistic chasms of “Therefore I Am” above.
The Harry Potter franchise has been dominating popular culture for decades, with entire generations brought up on the Wizarding World. J.K. Rowling continues to expand that universe with theme parks, stage plays, as well as the Fantastic Beasts film franchise. The latter is directed by David Yates who is planning a five-film arc. Fantastic Beasts 3 has recently begun filming across the pond, although it made headlines after Johnny Depp was fired from his role as the villainous Grindelwald. And there’s now also a report as to how author J.K. Rowling responded to this shake-up.
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting holiday plans for everyone—including Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Two years ago, in her first-ever in-depth interview, Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole Middleton, revealed she gives each of her grandchildren their own Christmas tree to decorate in her home during the holiday season. However, because of COVID-19, things will have to be a little different this year.
“We may not be able to get together but, after a year like 2020, we need to remember what’s really important this Christmas,” the Middleton matriarch wrote in an Instagram post for her Party Pieces company on November 11. The U.K. party supply shop was founded by Middleton and her husband, Michael, in 1987.
Like many other COVID-safe plans, Middleton’s annual tree-decorating tradition will take place virtually. “For me, what really matters is that my family feels connected,” she continued. “I normally let my grandchildren help me decorate the tree. This year, I’ll ask them by video call to decide which decoration should go where.”
She joked, “It may need to be tastefully rearranged later…!”
Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis’s grandmother has the right idea. As of November 12, there have been 52.4 million COVID-19 cases documented worldwide, with 1.3 million fatalities, according to CNN.
The CDC’s current holiday guidelines specifically recommend virtual celebrations for family members in different households. “In-person gatherings that bring together family members or friends from different households, including college students returning home, pose varying levels of risk,” the official website reads.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is encouraging Americans (and anyone, probably) to “double down” on social-distancing protocols and mask-wearing as cases continue to rise—which includes canceling typical Thanksgiving plans.
“Given the fluid and dynamic nature of what’s going on right now in the spread and the uptick of infections, I think people should be very careful and prudent about social gatherings, particularly when members of the family might be at a risk because of their age or their underlying condition,” he said on CBS Evening News back in October. “You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering unless you’re pretty certain that the people that you’re dealing with are not infected.”
So let’s all take the lead from Carole Middleton. Maybe no Kardashian Christmas Eve Party this year, yeah?