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Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Post Malone Lead The 2018 MTV EMA Nominations

The MTV EMA will never be the same! After a whirlwind year — during which she notched a No. 1 album and won the top two prizes at the VMAs — Camila Cabello leads the pack of nominees at this year’s star-studded awards show.

Cabello snagged six nominations, including Best Song and Best Video for her Young Thug-featuring smash, “Havana,” which she performed at last year’s show. She’s also up for the coveted Best Artist prize alongside Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Drake, and Dua Lipa. Grande and Malone follow Cabello with five nominations each, while Lipa, Drake, and Shawn Mendes boast four nods to their names. Elsewhere among the pack, game-changing artists like Cardi B, Travis Scott, and BTS are also nominated.

The 2018 MTV EMA will celebrate some of the biggest names in music when the show airs live around the globe from Bilbao, Spain, on Sunday, November 4 at 9 p.m. CEST and at 7 p.m. ET. As always, fans decide the winners in each category for the night, so check out the full list of nominees below and get voting now at mtvema.com!

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Drake

Dua Lipa

Post Malone

BEST VIDEO

Ariana Grande — “no tears left to cry”

Camila Cabello — “Havana” ft. Young Thug

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Lil Dicky — “Freaky Friday” ft. Chris Brown

The Carters — “APES**T”

BEST SONG

Ariana Grande — “no tears left to cry”

Bebe Rexha — “Meant To Be” ft. Florida Georgia Line

Camila Cabello — “Havana” ft. Young Thug

Drake — “God’s Plan”

Post Malone — “rockstar” ft. 21 Savage

BEST POP

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Dua Lipa

Hailee Steinfeld

Shawn Mendes

BEST NEW

Anne-Marie

Bazzi

Cardi B

Hayley Kiyoko

Jessie Reyez

BEST LOOK

Cardi B

Dua Lipa

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Post Malone

BEST HIP HOP

Drake

Eminem

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott

BEST LIVE

Ed Sheeran

Muse

P!nk

Shawn Mendes

The Carters

BEST ROCK

5 Seconds Of Summer

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Muse

U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Fall Out Boy

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

Thirty Seconds To Mars

twenty one pilots

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Marshmello

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

BIGGEST FANS

BTS

Camila Cabello

Selena Gomez

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

BEST WORLD STAGE

Clean Bandit — MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017

Charli XCX — MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017

David Guetta — Trafalgar Square, UK 2017

Jason Derulo — Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Post Malone — Wireless Festival, UK 2018

Migos — Wireless Festival, UK 2018

J Cole — Wireless Festival, UK 2018

Nick Jonas — MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

Alessia Cara — MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

BEST PUSH

PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)

Why Don’t We (November 2017 )

Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)

Bishop Briggs (January 2018)

Superorganism (February 2018)

Jessie Reyez (March 2018)

Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)

Lil Xan (May 2018)

Sigrid (June 2018)

Chloe x Halle (July 2018)

Bazzi (August 2018)

Jorja Smith (September 2018)

BEST U.S. ACT (BEST LOCAL ACT)

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

X-Men Producer Simon Kinberg Understands Gambit Worries

The X-Men franchise has had a long life in the theaters, but it hasn’t been without missteps. And while R-rated movies like Deadpool and Logan have found massive success, Fox’s next three releases have each been pushed back a few times. No blockbuster is quite as guilty of this as Channing Tatum’s Gambit, which has been delayed more times than you can shake a kinetically charged stick at. Many hardcore cinephiles and Marvel fans have all but given up on the Gambit movie at this point, and producer Simon Kinberg seems to understand that experience. In fact, he shared the cynicism– despite knowing the inner workings of the franchise. As he tells it,

While making a joke about his own insecurities and personal background, Simon Kinberg does seem to level with the fans here. Gambit has had an extremely rocky road to development, with no end in sight. So fans who don’t think the project will ever happen certainly have cause.

Simon Kinberg’s comments to Collider show how in flux the X-Men franchise as a whole is, and how the folks at 20th Century Fox are a bit more flexible than one would think. While running the X-Men franchise for nearly two decades is a massive undertaking, the studio seems to be flying by the seat of their pants in some ways. Just look at the most recent set of delays, as Dark Phoenix takes Gambit‘s release date, The New Mutants was delayed, and Channing Tatum’s movie was left in development hell.

The fans’ trepidation toward Gambit show one way that the superhero genre has changed in the past few years. Because until a blockbuster is actually shot and in the can, there’s no guarantee that previously announced projects will come to fruition. Gambit is a great example of this, as are a variety of DC’s previously announced movies that have no release date or production schedule. There’s still no guarantee the Gambit movie will ever actually make it to theaters, although Simon Kinberg makes it clear that the studio is very much keeping it in mind.

Of course, Simon Kinberg also addresses the possibility that Gambit might never make it to theaters, as he’d just as cynical as the rest of us. And with Disney and Fox’s merger looming in the background, the clock seems to be ticking.

Simon Kinberg’s directorial debut Dark Phoenix will arrive in theaters on June 7th, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse Has Lots Of Great Crossover Moments With Coven And Hotel

Major spoilers below for anyone who hasn’t yet watched American Horror Story: Apocalypse’s latest episode.

After taking three episodes to set up its uncomfortable post-disaster narrative, American Horror Story: Apocalypse pulled the curtain down to show viewers what happened in the years before Ms. Venable poisoned the entirety of Outpost 3’s residents. Not only did the episode fully bring the bulk of Coven‘s betwitching ensemble into the fold, but “Could It Be…Satan?” also took a surprise trip back to another former American Horror Story season, with Hotel‘s haunted lodge and characters reappearing. Let’s go over the various connections seen (and unseen) in Episode 4.

Michael Is An Alpha Warlock

Looping everything together in American Horror Story: Apocalypse‘s latest episode was antichrist Michael Langdon’s backstory, which was not set next door to the Murder House under Constance’s care, but partially with an elite academy for burgeoning warlocks, similar to Miss Robichaux’s Academy. (It also happened to be the building presently known as Outpost 3, where Cheyenne Jackson made his seasonal debut.) Though Michael wasn’t necessarily always aware of the powers festering inside him, he strengthened them under the care of Kathy Bates’ Satan-worshipping guardian, whom Mrs. Mead was modeled after. Michael’s mastery caused his superiors to believe him to be the most powerful supernatural entity in existence. Even more powerful than Coven‘s Supreme, perhaps, which is how viewers arrived at the biggest surprise of the episode…

Queenie At The Hotel Cortez

Powerful as Sarah Paulson’s current Supreme Cordelia may be, she copped to the Hawthorne school’s upper echelon that she wasn’t able to rescue Queenie’s soul from eternally playing board games with Evan Peters’ Mr. March within the possessive Hotel Cortez. What a joy it was to see both Gabourey Sidibe’s Queenie and Mr. March again, and I was so hopeful for Liz Taylor or Ramona Royale would pop up, too. That didn’t happen, though Queenie did get to escape back to the land of the living, but only after Michael and his ever-growing ego showed up to whisk her away. Which meant that Mr. March didn’t have a game buddy anymore, the poor guy.

Madison’s Hell

Just as Queenie was temporarily trapped in an eternal tug-of-war with another hellacious entity, so was Emma Roberts’ Madison Montgomery. Only, she was stuck in her own personal hell, which wasn’t all THAT far off from Queenie’s stressful fast food afterlife in Coven. Madison was being forced to work as a cashier in a retail department store, which is about as spot-on a character reflection as any in this show. Alas, she didn’t actually have to spend all of eternity checking out angst-ridden demons, because she was also saved by Michael, who brought both Madison and Queenie back to Hawthorne. The sight of them made Cordelia literally pass out, which means Michael’s powers are more impressive than she thought, which possibly doesn’t bode well for her allies.

Outpost 3’s Survivors Are All Coven Witches

As we learned early on, and then later witnessed in part, Miss Robichaux’s Academy was also attended by Leslie Grossman’s Coco, Adina Porter’s Dinah, and Billie Lourd’s Mallory. Each of them had an “identity spell” put on them, though, so that they wouldn’t be aware of their true selves while cavorting with others. (Coco had to have been the “new Madison” of the Academy when she got there.) What’s more, when the episode went back in time to show us just how magical Mallory was in her early days, Apocalypse dropped another big crossover cameo in the form of Taissa Farmiga’s Zoe Benson. We’ve yet to see how Coco, Dinah and Mallory will use their powers for either good or evil, but it’s interesting to now know they have them.

But Where Are Jessica Lange And Lily Rabe?

“Could It Be…Satan?” featured a handful of moments when it seemed inevitable for Jessica Lange’s Constance Langdon (or even Fiona Goode) to bark at someone from a nearby chair, a cigarette dangling from her lips. Similarly, I would have bet some hard cash on Michael’s hell visits also incorporating a rescue for Lily Rabe’s Fleetwood Mac-obsessed witch Misty Day, whose resurrection has previously been teased. Both actresses are confirmed to be returning to the franchise this season in limited capacities, and I guess it makes sense to spread these crossover cameos out more. But if we don’t get Misty Day back by next week, we riot! Unless Michael says we shouldn’t, of course.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse airs every Wednesday night on FX at 10:00 p.m. ET, and you can bet that Ryan Murphy & Co. have a lot more weird tricks and twists up their sleeves. While waiting for more showstoppers, our fall TV premiere schedule will assist in finding all the great new and returning shows hitting primetime soon.

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7 Easy and Quick Halloween Costumes You Can Put Together

The stakes for coming up with a good (but easy) Halloween costume are pretty high. Sure, you can buy one in a bag at your local party store—but those are never the ones you remember or talk about for years after. You want to be clever and topical, but familiar and recognizable; you want to be creative, but not go to an extreme where you need to spend a lot of time and money. The last year has given us a lot of material, from Royal Wedding to beloved Netflix movies. And with a discerning eye, you can piece together pretty much any costume you’ve been dreaming up from your local mall or Amazon cart.

You might not be on Heidi Klum‘s level, but the easy Halloween costumes we’ve put together ahead will definitely get you on the “best-dressed” list. Put down the animal ears and consider our alternatives…

Meghan Markle at the Royal Wedding

PHOTO: Getty/Courtesy of brands.

Everlane The Cotton Boatneck Tee, $20, Everlane; WAYF Brady Satin Midi Skirt, $41.40, Nordstrom; Vieste Rose Tiara, $37, JC Penney; KLOUD City White Double Ribbon Edge Center Cascade Bridal Wedding Veil, $6.40, Amazon; Jewel Candy Princess Meghan Ring, $40, Jewel Candy

C’mon, you knew this was coming: Meghan Markle‘s wedding to Prince Harry was one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year—and both of her custom wedding dresses have inspired many a copy-cat in the months since. So why not make like the Duchess of Sussex this Halloween with a boatneck top and fitted skirt, to mimic the silhouette of her Givenchy Haute Couture ceremony dress, and throw on a tiara and veil? Make the costume feel extra on-the-nose with a faux engagement ring inspired by Markle’s. (If you’re really committed, you can get one straight from Buckingham Palace.)

Beychella 2018

PHOTO: Getty/Courtesy of brands.

Beyoncé Crest Tee, $40, Beyoncé; H&M Short Hooded Sweatshirt, $17.99, H&M; GAP Mid Rise 3″ Denim Shorts With Distressed Detailing, $20.99, GAP; Pleaser Women’s Queen100/Spu Ankle Bootie, $61.96, Amazon

Another major event in the highlight reel of 2018: Beychella. For two consecutive weekends, Beyoncé dominated the Coachella stage with a performance that took over social media. Her outfits, co-designed by Balmain, were obviously epic. She also released official merch, which makes it all the easier to pay tribute to Beychella appropriately: Start with one of her official T-shirts, then add distressed short-shorts, a cropped hoodie, and sparkle-fringed boots. Now, onto the choreo…

Emily Nelson of A Simple Favor

PHOTO: Lionsgate/Courtesy of brands.

Mango Essential Structured Blazer, $39.99, Mango; Mango Belt Straight-Fit Trousers, $49.99, Mango; J.Crew Mercantile Oxford Shirt, $34.50, J.Crew; Topman White Twill Bow Tie, $15, Topman; Shindigz Plastic Martini Glass, $8.92, Amazon

The promo tour for Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor had Blake Lively on a suit kick, inspired by her character, Emily (and by Feig a little, too.) It’s a very specific look, but one that’s super easy to shop, thanks to the suiting trend. Try your hand at Emily’s tux-inspired ensemble by finding a fitted black blazer and trouser set, a polished white button-down, and a silky bow tie. Stay on-theme by carrying a martini glass all night; you can even sip on her signature drink, using gin made by Lively’s husband, Ryan Reynolds.

Lara Jean Covey of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

PHOTO: Netflix/Courtesy of brands.

& Other Stories Fitted Mock Neck Top, $29, & Other Stories; Uniqlo Women Corduroy Front-Button High-Waist Mini Skirt, $29.90, Uniqlo; Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Core Hi, $54.99, Zappos; Urban Outfitters Velvet Hair Scrunchie Set, $12, Urban Outfitters; AmazonBasics A9 Invitation Envelope, $7.99, Amazon

There are so many reasons why we love Lara Jean Covey from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and her fashion ranks high among them. (Buying combat boots on Etsy? C’mon, too cool.) What’s cool about her style is that it feels cool but attainable. Odds are you shop at the same places—you might even have some of her staples in your closet already. Stick to some of the classic high-school pieces (a corduroy A-line mini skirt, high-top sneakers) and pepper in some more obvious references to the movie: an envelope representing the letters, a scrunchie… Extra points if you find a Peter Kavinsky.

Edna Mode of The Incredibles

PHOTO: Disney/Courtesy of brands.

Disney Edna Mode Wig and Eyeglasses Set For Adults, $19.95, Disney; Zara Tunic With Contrasting Belt, $69.90, Zara; Universal Thread Women’s Everly Round Toe Ballet Flats, $12.99, Target; Boden Two Pack 90D Tights, $35, Boden

We waited a decade to get more fashion insight from Edna Mode, and the Incredibles sequel delivered—now, it’s time to dust off our original costume from way back when, and maybe give it a few updates: Start with the wig and glasses (the designer’s signatures), and build an outfit that’s muted, minimalist, and a wee bit dramatic. Depending on what kind of crowd you’re running with, you could also say you’re dressed as Rei Kawakubo—or, keep the wig, and go as Dr. Fujita from Maniac.

Josie McCoy of Riverdale

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Spirit Halloween Leopard Ear Headband, $6.99, Spirit Halloween; Topshop Leopard Print Swimsuit, $60, Topshop; Bershka Denim Skirt, $29.90, Bershka; Technical Graffiti Drop The Mic Microphone, $19.95, Amazon; Forever21 Ring Faux Leather Choker, $1.99, Forever21

We predict running into many Riverdale residents far from home this Halloween. (The show is pretty much made for this.) While the Main Four tend to get the most play, some of the best costume potential comes from its supporting characters—there’s of course, queen Cheryl Blossom, and also Josie McCoy, eternal leopard-print muse. To channel the leader of the Pussycats, find an anchor item with an all-over leopard pattern (like a bodysuit) to build your outfit around. The rest of the pieces can be more low-key, like a denim skirt and a leather choker. Just don’t forget the cat ears.

Midge Maisel of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

PHOTO: Amazon/Courtesy of brands.

Eliza J. Faux Wrap Ponte Sheath Dress, $82.80, Nordstrom; Boohoo Belted Waterfall Coat, $20, Boohoo; ZaZa Bridal 19.5″ Long Shiny Stretch Satin Dress Gloves, $11.99, Amazon; Clothink Women 100% Wool French Beret, $12.99, Amazon; Charles & Keith Classic Push-Lock Bag, $59, Charles & Keith

While you wait for Amazon to confirm the premiere date of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season two, channel the titular character with a 1950’s-housewife-turned-standup-comic-inspired ensemble. Midge loved her color coordination and smart accessorizing, so make sure to plan accordingly—finding complementary shades of pink and burgundy, scouring Amazon for a beret and satin-look gloves… Carry around a small notebook in your top-handle purse where you can write your material into, for added effect.

I Feel Bad Wasn’t Written for a Woman of Color. Then Sarayu Blue Auditioned.

Sarayu Blue was debating a career change—or, at very least, a pivot—when the actress landed the part of Emet on I Feel Bad, NBC’s new comedy from Amy Poehler. “I wasn’t like, ‘Oh, I quit,'” she explains. “It was more of a really deep frustration with the industry and feeling like there was a cap on what, as a woman of color, I was going to be allowed to do.”

That’s not to say Blue isn’t proud of her résumé so far. She is! She’s had great experiences with roles on just about every hit procedural and sitcom you can name (NCIS: Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory) as well as a memorable part in this year’s Blockers. But after more than a decade auditioning for what she jokes are “four-line doctor roles,” Blue started to feel discouraged. She questioned her long-term plan. She thought, “I gotta figure something out to be able to not be broke at 85.”

Acting is like being in a dysfunctional relationship, she explains. Right when you’re ready to call it, you get just enough to keep going.

“In my experience, if it wasn’t written specifically for a woman of color…a lead role wasn’t going my way.”

“I turned to my husband and said, ‘I think I’ve got about one more pilot season in me,'” Blue remembers. “And he looked at me with heartbreak. I mean, he was so sad that’s where I was. It really broke his heart.” She tears up remembering this story, because, “it just makes it mean so much more now.”

That “it” is playing Emet, a mother/daughter/wife/coworker who’s just trying to keep it all together. When Blue saw the role, she knew she wanted it. Bad. She remembers shaking as she left the audition, thinking, Oh my God, I think I nailed it. After that came a studio test, then a network test, and a read with Paul Adelstein, who plays Emet’s husband David. Still, Blue knew well enough by now that roles can come and go at anytime, for any reason. It’s the nature of the business.

Another factor she considered: Emet wasn’t written specifically for an Indian woman. “I was the only woman of color testing for it,” she says. “It was one of those experiences where you go, ‘Oh, it’s either going to go that way or this way.'” In other words, she wasn’t really in competition with anyone for the part—she was auditioning for “the concept of me doing the role.”

PHOTO: Getty Images

PHOTO: Getty Images

PHOTO: Getty Images

But it worked: Blue got the part, and it had ripple effects for the rest of the show’s casting. “It brings this cultural specificity,” she explains. “You have to get Indian parents, you have to get biracial children.”

Blue compares this to a Cinderella story: Colorblind casting is still so unheard of in the industry that it’s a fairytale. A fantasy.

“There have been plenty of times I read for the leads of pilots, and I’ve called up my manager and said, ‘I’m not going to get this. You still want me to go in?'” Blue says. “Not to be cynical. I’m happy to go in; I love auditioning. But I had the awareness at that point that it was like, ‘They’re not going to do that.'”

“I’ve heard a lot of people when I got [I Feel Bad] say, ‘Where did she come from? We didn’t know you could do this!'”

When I ask her to elaborate, she says, “In my experience, if it wasn’t written specifically for a woman of color—and even more specifically, Indian—a lead role wasn’t going my way. It just wasn’t on the table. It wasn’t an option. There are plenty of lead roles that I think lots of women of color are fantastic for, but more often than not they’re creating that work for themselves. That’s what I’ve seen.”

She’s also seen people of color or other marginalized communities being limited to those aforementioned four-line doctor roles. “When you watch any story, there are characters that are fleshed out and there are functional characters. There’s nothing wrong with either,” she says. “But if you keep putting [people of color] in those roles, audiences aren’t going to know what those actors can do. I’ve heard a lot of people when I got [I Feel Bad] say, ‘Where did she come from? We didn’t know you could do this!'”

But that’s the point: She can do this. She has been doing this. She just finally has a platform to show it.

“The thing about the show that’s so special is how honest it is. None of us feel like we’re enough or doing enough or that we’re allowed to just take a break. We’re all just trying to get by,” Blue says. “I wanted to let Emet be the flawed human she is. Because I think that’s how we all feel, like treading water and trying to keep afloat. That, to me, is very human.”

I Feel Bad airs Thursdays on NBC.

Listen to Cara Delevingne Sing About London for Her New Burberry Fragrance Ad

Cara Delevingne is officially a triple threat. She continues to kill it on every runway imaginable (see: Paris this season, where Ashley Benson was in the front row to watch). She’s set to star in the upcoming Amazon Prime video series Carnival Row, opposite Orlando Bloom next year. And as the face of Burberry’s new fragrance, Her, which drops today, Delevingne also proves to have a decent set of pipes. She sings a little ditty for the scent’s TV campaign (listen for yourself down below). Talk about talent.

We caught up with the 26-year-old stunner in her hometown of London to chat about her self-love beauty secrets and the tricks that keep her happy and glowing—on the small screen, red carpet, and everywhere in between.

Glamour: What’s your beauty philosophy?

Cara Delevingne: Not to label yourself or care about what other people think. It’s about being confident in who you are, what you wear, and what you look like. That’s easier said than done, but I think it’s something we should live by. And we need to praise each other. By lifting others up, we lift ourselves up.

Glamour: Is there anything that gives you a fast pick-me-up?

CD: When I’ve had a really long day, a fragrance can lift my spirits. Burberry Her reminds me of a happy person, carefree and living life to the fullest. And I always carry a mascara. I like having those really spiky Twiggy lashes that frame your eyes. When you’re tired, people don’t see that, they’re looking at your eyelashes.

Glamour: Any other products you love?

CD: Dior skin care has really made a difference in how tired my skin looks. I’m only 26, but I travel a lot and deal with eye bags. It keeps my skin looking fresh.

PHOTO: Juergen Teller

Cara Delevingne for Burberry Her

Glamour: You do a lot of advocacy work for young women. How would you like to see the definitions of beauty and sexuality change?

CD: Everyone’s idea of themselves, sexuality, femininity, and what it is to be human is different. The more we’re honest with each other, the more we can grow. Through acceptance and communication, we can better understand one another.

Glamour: What is your healthiest habit?

CD: I meditate, and I do yoga as much as I can. I try to do it twice a day, but sometimes I prefer to be sleeping.

Glamour: What’s your least healthy habit?

CD: Being hard on myself. Even if I do something I should be proud of, I auto­matically disregard it. I get scared about what other people think, and that’s bad. It’s something I’m working to change.

Glamour: How so?

CD: Realizing that the mistakes you make don’t define who you are, and that it’s OK to be angry, to be upset, to not be happy all the time. It’s OK to not smile if you don’t want to smile. It’s about learning to accept yourself.

Shop Cara’s Essentials:

Shop it: Burberry Her Eau de Parfum Spray, $94, macys.com

Shop it: Rimmel London Wonder’Fully Real Mascara, $6, target.com

Shop it: Bioderma Sensibio H20 Cleansing Water, $13, amazon.com

Shop it: Burberry Fresh Glow Gel Stick, $48, sephora.com

Shop it: Dior Capture Totale Créme, $165, sephora.com

This story originally ran in the November 2018 issue of Glamour.

How NBC’s Chicago Crossover Put Several Major Characters Through The Wringer

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the crossover episodes of Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. Please head over to one of our other lovely articles until you’ve caught up with all three shows!

The major crossover this season between Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. didn’t disappoint when it came to drama and outright tragedy. And, the three shows managed to put some major characters through the wringer in some truly unexpected ways. Let’s start with Jay and Will Halstead. We found out yesterday that one of the major plots of the crossover would involve the brothers looking for their dad, Pat, who they just so happened to have moved to the downtown high rise which became an inferno during the event. Well, the drama kicked off early for the two when the call came in for fire crews to head to Pat’s building.

Jay arrived on the scene early, and informed Boden that his dad, who just had a quadruple bypass a few weeks ago, lived in the building in apartment 23C, but neither Jay nor Will had been able to get in touch with him. While Boden relayed the information to his crew, who were searching the building to get people out, Jay called Will to say that so far there’d been no sign of Pat. It wasn’t long before Casey got the chance to search Pat’s apartment, and saw that it was empty, leaving the brothers wondering where Pat could have been.

Meanwhile, Cruz helped a young woman named Chloe and her dog, Rizzo, get out of their apartment and sent them to go with Otis and the group of people he was leading out of the building by way of a stairwell. In Otis’ group is a young mother holding her baby; she questions the slowness of leaving this way, noting that there’s also some smoke in the stairwell, and asks Otis if it would be better to take the elevator. Otis offers to carry her son for her, which she declines, and tells her that the stairs are the only safe way out of the building. But, when Otis and his group get to the lobby, he and Chloe realize that she and her son aren’t with the rest of the group, leading Otis to tell Boden they have a missing mother and child and that they need to look for them.

As Casey does his search, he realizes that fire is traveling along the wires in the building, meaning that it’s moving faster that they thought it would. This leads Boden to call for everyone inside to get out of there ASAP, and, soon after, the stuck elevator that Otis is trying to call to the lobby finally comes down. Unfortunately, when he goes over to it, it opens on a smoky, charred scene with the missing mother and her baby huddled in the corner, where they were burned alive. When Otis tells Boden about it, he’s near tears, and takes off his gear angrily to head outside.

Cruz and Severide are about to heed Boden’s warning and leave the 23rd floor when Cruz hears yelling. They realize that a kid is stuck on the 20th floor, where the fire started, and he’s yelling through the vents for help. While they head down to find him, Herrmann and Kidd get to 20 and help the crew with the hose try to tamp down the fire enough for Severide to get the boy out of the apartment he’s stuck in. The fire is getting worse, though, and Severide decides to take the boy out the window in a risky move. Just as he radios out to Herrmann and Kidd that they should leave and meet him down a few floors, Kidd runs out of oxygen and passes out.

Casey, meanwhile, is on the 25th floor and manages to find Pat in an apartment with a friend of his, and both men are still awake, but incapacitated. It turns out that Pat had gone up to try to get his friend (who uses a wheelchair) out, but the smoke overtook both of them. So, Pat and his friend are safe now, and Severide gets the boy to safety, but when they get Kidd outside, she’s not breathing and has to be intubated. At the hospital, Severide takes out his frustration over Kidd’s condition on Herrmann, who says she was just trying to save him. As April and Ethan work on her, she wakes up briefly and then passes out again, with Ethan realizing she’s begun bleeding into her airway.

Connor tells Severide that the only way to stop Kidd’s bleeding is to take one of her lungs, but Severide says she can’t be a firefighter anymore with one lung and that would destroy her. But, Connor says since they can’t get in touch with her family, the doctors have the right to do it anyway and Severide gets belligerent, with Ethan calling security (against April’s wishes) and having him escorted out.

Pat is being checked out at Med while Will and Jay give him a hard time for trying to be a hero while still recovering from bypass surgery. Pat tells Jay this was all his fault for putting him in that building and says he had no right to sell his house and he just wanted his money, which leads Jay to reply, “You don’t have any money, you thankless old prick,” and leave the room while Will stands by and doesn’t say a word. Later, Pat crashes, and with no other doctors available, Will goes to work on him. He does get his pulse back, but it takes five minutes, and when they consult with a neurosurgeon they find out that Pat is brain dead and has only a 1000 to one chance of coming back to them. This leads to Will and Jay arguing, because Will wants to let him go while Jay wants to give him a chance to wake up.

To Will’s surprise, Gwen comes to them and says the hospital is willing to use their resources to keep Pat alive as long as the brothers want. This gives Jay some hope, but when Will looks into it, he realizes that Pat had his surgery 29 days ago, and if he dies right now, the hospital will have to count it as a fatality, so Gwen is just trying to keep Pat alive long enough to keep his death out of their records. When Will tells this to Jay and says they have to let Pat go, he punches him, but later agrees, saying that he knows Pat isn’t going to get better.

If you think Otis is alright after losing that mother and son, you’d be mistaken. Dr. Charles sees him trying to get something out of a vending machine, stumbling and shaking, but Otis says it’s just because he hasn’t eaten. Later, Otis is talking to Maggie when he falls out and begins hyperventilating. When Dr. Charles checks him out, all his vitals are fine, leading him to tell Otis that, because he got shot earlier this year, and from the stress of the day, he probably has PTSD. He says he’ll keep it out of his chart if he comes in a few times a week for therapy, but Otis tells him to put whatever he wants in his chart because he can’t be a firefighter with PTSD who needs therapy, and notes that even though he can’t stop seeing the mom and her baby in his head, every firefighter has something like that and they all just cope with it and keep working.

Connor is ready to operate on Kidd, but after Severide and April galvanize the firefighters to try to talk him into trying anything else to stop the bleeding, he decides to try locating the bleed and only removing a small portion of her lung, much to Ava’s disapproval. After some trouble in the OR, though, the procedure actually works, and Connor reveals that Kidd should be back to work relatively soon.

If you are stunned at the amount of difficulty many of our favorite characters were put through during the crossover, I can bet you’re not alone. And, I won’t be surprised if repercussions from the events of the crossover continue to linger in the weeks to come. You can catch Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. every Wednesday on NBC, starting at 8 p.m. EST.

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First Look At HBO’s Catherine The Great Reveals Helen Mirren As Empress

Now, Catherine the Great isn’t the kind of leader Helen Mirren has played in the past. The 18th-century ruler was strong-minded, brilliant, sexually liberated, and independent. Catherine’s court is sexually charged and teeming with political complications, and it’s not easy for her to stay in power long enough to become Russia’s longest-ruling female leader. (In an interesting historical note, the real Catherine wasn’t actually Russian, but rather born in an area of the Kingdom of Prussia that is now Poland.) Mirren is on board Catherine the Great as executive producer as well as star. The limited series is still shooting in Russia, Latvia, and Lithuania, taking advantage of palaces to create an atmosphere fitting for the series.

LEGO Tracer Is As Adorable As You Think

If you’ve been playing Blizzard’s Overwatch and thought to yourself one day “Boy, wouldn’t it be cool to have a LEGO version of Tracer?” then you haven’t been the only one thinking that, because both Blizzard Entertainment and the LEGO Group have also been thinking the exact same thing. In fact, the two companies have teamed up to tease gamers with the cross-branded collaboration, which will feature popular Overwatch characters as LEGOs. Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan gave gamers a small taste of what’s to come by showing off the new LEGO Tracer figurine, featuring the speedster zipping around the screen in a short promotional video advertising the upcoming line of LEGO toys.

The news was revealed through the official Overwatch Twitter account. The video is only 27 seconds long but it captures the spirit of the collaboration quite well. We see Kaplan at a desk after having recently put together the LEGO version of Tracer, which then promptly begins to zip around the screen.

After Tracer makes her debut as a LEGO piece and then flies out of the screen, we then see the crossover logo between LEGO and Overwatch.

We don’t know exactly when this crossover will make its way onto a retail shelf near you, but it’s obviously coming soon. This news comes shortly after fans noticed the crossover logo that popped up recently, which featured a quote from the character Winston, saying “Imagination is the essence of discovery.” The image featured several bananas in a pile under the quote. Most people were hoping to see Winston as a LEGO character but so far we’ve only seen Tracer in LEGO format.

The character has detachable hair, head, body, and legs. So, I imagine that when the rest of the characters are made you’ll be able to mix and match their parts to create a real Frankenstein of the characters, which might go well with Overwatch’s Halloween event.

Some gamers were excited about this crossover because they assumed that it meant that maybe we could end up getting a LEGO Overwatch game at some point in the near future. Given that we’ve had LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Batman, I honestly don’t see why we couldn’t see Blizzard’s game turned into a separate LEGO game. I don’t know how well Activision would like that idea, given that if a game was made based on Blizzard’s IP then Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment would likely pick up the publishing rights, but that’s neither here nor there.

For now, gamers can rest assured knowing that some new LEGO toys are on the way and some of their favorite Overwatch characters will be getting the physical toy treatment… soon. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for an official release date of when the LEGO figurines become available.

Why Mystique Is Likely To Die In Dark Phoenix

Whether or not Dark Phoenix does indeed end up being the last of the main, Fox-era X-Men movies before the mutant property is absorbed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one thing is certain: there will be a lot of devastation. That’s hardly surprising, as typically whenever Jean Grey starts glowing with orange energy, whether on the printed page or on screen, it inevitably results in a massacre. 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, the first go at adapting the Dark Phoenix Saga resulted in several main characters being killed off, and Dark Phoenix aims to do the same. Nearly a year ago, it was rumored that one of the “First Class” era characters, i.e. someone who’s been around since 2011’s X-Men: First Class, will die, and a few months later, one of the first official Dark Phoenix photos showed Professor X, Cyclops, Storm and Nightcrawler together at a funeral. Now that the first Dark Phoenix trailer has been released and the footage has been studied, I suspect that Mystique is the likes candidate to bite the dust.

In sharp contrast with Rebecca Romijn’s Mystique in the original X-Men trilogy, who existed primarily just carried out Magneto’s bidding, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique in the “First Class” era has been a much more developed character. Granted, that’s come at the expense of her not having much in common with her comic book counterpart, but at least it’s still been interesting to follow along with her evolution. While Romijn’s Mystique remained in villain territory until she was hit with that pesky mutant cure, Lawrence’s iteration of the shapeshifter has been on a more complicated journey that’s ultimately steered her to becoming a heroic figure, and the end of X-Men: Apocalypse saw her officially returning to the X-Men to be the new team’s field commander. That’s where we’ll find her when we pick up with these characters nearly a decade later in Dark Phoenix, and by no means does it look like she won’t have that much screen time. That being said, given her familial connection to Professor X (remember, they’re foster siblings) and her complicated history with Magneto, her being killed by Jean Grey during her Phoenix freakout would certainly serve as the catalyst that drives a bigger wedge between the two men. And then there’s the Beast of it all.

Unlike Mystique, who embarked on her own journey after X-Men: First Class, Beast, a.k.a. Hank McCoy, has been by Professor X’s side the whole time since they first met. He’s arguably been the biggest supporter for Charles Xavier’s dream of mutants and humans coexisting peacefully. But as we saw in the Dark Phoenix trailer, Hank blames Charles for something goes down, and judging by the two of them wearing black suits and the shots of that funeral, I suspect this takes place after the X-Men have said goodbye to whoever it was that died. It’s bad enough that we later see Beast joining up with Magneto and his allies. Let’s also not forget that Mystique and Beast were once romantically involved, and while that was a long time ago (unless they picked things up again between X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix), Beast still cares deeply about Mystique, which makes the below shot even more interesting.

Are Beast and Mystique simply having a tender moment, or is he holding her lifeless head close to his head in anguish after she’s perished? I’m leaning towards the latter.

Working off all this, I’m guessing that sometime during the first half of the movie, Mystique will meet a grim end when the X-Men attempt to neutralize Jean Grey in her Phoenix form. She fits the “First Class” criteria of that rumor, and after watching her grow across four movies, her death would qualify as an emotional gut-punch. Once Mystique is dead, that kicks off the second half of Dark Phoenix, which sees Beast allying himself with Magneto to take a more aggressive approach with subduing Jean, whereas Professor X, Cyclops and their allies believe there’s still the possibility they can reason with her. Which faction will be successful? That remains to be seen.

Following X-Men: Apocalypse‘s release, it was unclear if Jennifer Lawrence would reprise Mystique again. After all, in the years since X-Men: First Class, she’s become one of Hollywood’s A-list actors and won one Academy Award and three Golden Globes. It’s not like she needs the X-Men franchise to further her career, and once her contract was up after Apocalypse, she could have just bid adieu. But last year, Lawrence stated that she returned for Dark Phoenix because she felt she “owed it to the fans to follow [Mystique’s] journey,” but I wonder if once she read the Dark Phoenix script and saw that Mystique would be killed off, that was what really pushed her to return. Dark Phoenix would give her character a proper conclusion, so if it meant putting on the blue makeup again, so be it.

Let me be clear, I don’t know with 100% certainty that Mystique will die in Dark Phoenix, and even if she does meet her maker, that doesn’t mean any of the other main characters won’t be killed off as well later. But with Dark Phoenix looking to be more emotional than its predecessors and possibly having to wrap up this corner of the franchise, the movie needs to do a lot to stand out. Killing Mystique would certainly be shocking, but if handled correctly, it would also be meaningful and becomes one of the most memorable moments in the franchise’s history. In the aftermath of X-Men: Days of Future Past, these characters were put on new life courses, so while Rebecca Romijn’s Mystique made it to the 21st century, there’s a good chance that Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique won’t be so lucky.

Dark Phoenix opens in theaters on June 7, 2019, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. Don’t forget to also browse through our X-Men movies guide to find out what other mutant-centric projects are in development.

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