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The Star Wars Episode IX Wrap Party Looks Like A Scene From Canto Bight

The Force — and probably a lot of liquor — was strong with the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX during Saturday night’s wild wrap party. You probably saw that director J.J. Abrams officially announced the end of filming on Friday, February 15, sharing a beautiful photo with Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), and Oscar Isaac (Poe).

John Boyega is active on social media, and he already shared his wrap gifts — including a Spider-Man (?!) gift from Daisy Ridley. Boyega was also active at the wrap party, hanging out with his buddy Joonas Suotamo, who plays Chewbacca. Suotamo is married and a father to a young son, so that’s probably what he was referencing in this clip, when he and Boyega said they sent the baby home so they could have a good time:

John Boyega was clearly the life of the party, even rocking out to Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles”:

The party setting itself was very interesting. Check out the centerpiece performance — described as a human disco ball — as the crowd listened to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”:

Here are more photos of the swanky location, which looked like it could’ve use some casino tables and Justin Theroux hanging out with a red plom bloom on his lapel:

Because this party marked the end of the new trilogy, it really did mark a goodbye for the cast and crew. The main actors will see each other again when they promote the movie, but right now there are no plans for them to reunite for another film/series. John Boyega got serious with his love for Joonas Suotamo, as Suotamo shared on his Instagram:

We’ve seen each Star Wars hero wrapping one after the other — from Anthony Daniels as C-3PO to the BB-8 puppeteer, to director J.J. Abrams himself. He started the new trilogy by directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rian Johnson directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX concludes this third trilogy, and the title is apparently only known by him at this point. The title and first trailer may be coming in April through Star Wars Celebration, but that’s just speculation.

Star Wars: Episode IX, or whatever it will eventually be called, is scheduled to open in theaters December 20. Bookmark our handy 2019 movie release date schedule to keep up with everything releasing in theaters this year.

Watch Will Smith ‘Vandalize’ Library DVDs On The Bad Boys 3 Set

After years of development hell and false starts, Will Smith is finally filming Bad Boys 3. The action movie is currently filming and Smith found an interesting way to keep himself occupied between takes. While filming in a public library, Smith began to autograph DVDs of his old movies, which he admitted was probably vandalism and he shouldn’t have done it. Well, the consequences must not have been that bad because he posted a funny video of it online. Check it out.

Will Smith has had a lot of hit movies over the years, with some of his most popular being Independence Day, Men in Black, and Bad Boys. Why, I bet if you walked into your local library and browsed the DVD collection, you would find plenty of Will Smith movies to rent at your leisure. That was the case at the library Smith found himself filming in for Bad Boys 3.

At least one scene in Bad Boys 3 appears to take place at a library, which is about as hardcore of a location you can get for an action movie because learning is badass, kids. Will Smith found a pretty humorous way to keep himself occupied during downtime by autographing Will Smith movies from the DVD section. This even included films he was barely involved in, like the Karate Kid reboot that starred his son, Jaden Smith.

Now, as anybody who has had a library card in their life likely knows, doing something like this is a big no-no. The library isn’t too big a fan of people vandalizing their material, which is what Will Smith admits he is doing a few times in the above Facebook video. So, you can imagine why the film’s location scout has to hop on the phone to figure out what the ramifications of this are going to be.

One could imagine that some library fines might be coming Will Smith’s way, which would be ironic considering the value of those DVDs has likely shot up now that they have the actor’s official signature. Well, whatever the fine may be, I’m sure that one of the most successful movie stars on the planet can afford it.

As for Bad Boys 3, the long-awaited action film finds Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprising their roles as two Miami narcotics detectives with a penchant for getting into big explosive trouble. The film is directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah with the latest version of the screenplay written by Chris Bremner.

Bad Boys 3 is currently slated to release in theaters on January 17, 2020. That’s still a while away, so be sure to keep yourself occupied with all the movies coming out this year. You can learn about them all in out 2019 movie release guide.

Pantone Color Trends for Fall 2019

Just by looking at the runways, you can gauge what the season’s biggest colors will be. (Think marigold, regal purple for fall.) Every Fashion Week, the Pantone Color Institute releases a comprehensive report highlighting the top trends from the new collections, making its own predictions as to what shades everyone will be wearing in six months’ time. The Fall 2019 edition just dropped—and you might already be familiar with some of the hues.

According to Pantone, the top colors for Fall 2019 are all about expressing individuality. And according to WWD, they’ve all already made appearances on the 2019 awards show circuit: Sandra Oh wore “Chili Pepper” (a bright, powerful red) to the Golden Globes, while Lady Gaga wore “Crème de Pêche” (a soft alternative to “Millennial Pink”) to the Critics’ Choice Awards. So while they all featured greatly on the Fall 2019 runways during Fashion Week, these colors have already been in our public consciousness for a bit now (even if we didn’t realize it).

Because we’re impatient—and so many of these colors are in stores right now—we’ve highlighted four of Pantone’s Fall 2019 predictions and all the ways you can shop them right now. Because why wait for autumn when you can get ahead of the trend?

Despite Rumors, Harley Quinn Is Likely To Return For Suicide Squad 2 After All

It may not have been met with the best critical reception, but 2016’s Suicide Squad was definitely a commercial winner for Warner Bros, and the studio is keen on keeping the property alive. The sequel, officially titled The Suicide Squad, is being written and directed by former Marvel Cinematic Universe contributor James Gunn. Earlier this week, word came out that Harley Quinn, one of the main characters from the first Suicide Squad movie, would not return for The Suicide Squad, but it appears that is no longer likely to be the case.

Forbes has updated its original reporting on Margot Robbie’s future as Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe, as sources close to the production have said that Harley will indeed be present for The Suicide Squad, which is expected to begin production later this year. While this doesn’t constitute official confirmation, given that Harley was one of the most popular elements of Suicide Squad and that Margot Robbie is reprising the character for next year’s Birds of Prey, it does make sense that she would be brought back for The Suicide Squad, if only to establish at least one connective thread between this sequel and its predecessor.

Rather than being a direct sequel to Suicide Squad, The Suicide Squad is reportedly going to be a “relaunch” rather than a direct sequel. This will give Gunn the opportunity to carve out his own vision for the property, and will supposedly result in a lot of new lead characters being brought in. However, assuming this latest update is true, then Harley Quinn will be back for another round of Task Force X action on the big screen, which makes sense given that she’s been one of the Squad’s frequent members since the New 52 reboot in 2011. If I were a betting man, I’d also place odds on Will Smith and Viola Davis reprising Deadshot and Amanda Waller, respectively, in The Suicide Squad as well, but that remains to be seen.

When we last saw Harley Quinn at the end of Suicide Squad, she was being broken out of Belle Reve by The Joker. Judging by the early looks at Birds of Prey, it appears the jestress and the Clown Prince of Crime have since broken up, and the eight DC Extended Universe movie will see Harley teaming up with Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya to protect the young Cassandra Cain, who’s being hunted down by Black Mask because she finds a diamond belonging to the crime world.

It will be a while until we learn how that movie ends, but evidently afterwards, Harley will end up being incarcerated again if she’s going to appear in The Suicide Squad. If Harley will indeed be accompanied by new teammates, it will be interesting to see how her dynamic with them compares to how she was with the previous Squad. It should also be noted that as things stand now, Harley is not expected to appear in Gotham City Sirens, and the Joker/Harley Quinn movie is dead.

You can see Harley Quinn back on the big screen when Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is released in theaters on February 7, 2020, and The Suicide Squad will follow on August 6, 2021.

Kelly Clarkson Covered ‘Shallow,’ and Twitter Is Rightfully Going Wild

Kelly Clarkson is known for her incredible covers, but her latest might just be her best one yet. During her Meaning of Life tour show in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Friday, February 15, the singer took on Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s smash-hit “Shallow” from their Oscar-nominated movie, A Star Is Born—and her rendition will give you straight-up chills.

Clarkson’s no stranger to an incredible live performance or a good cover—she’s covered everyone from Adele to Rihanna—but this performance was something else. Clarkson introduced the song by praising Gaga and sharing how much she appreciates her as an artist.

“I love artists. I know there’s a lot of competition always with artists in the industry, but there’s a lot of us that just dig each other and really get inspired by each other and what they’re doing,” she told the audience. “And this chick is amazing. We’re really different, but at the same time, we’re really similar in the fact that she just loves music, and that’s why she’s doing what she’s doing.”

Clarkson then told the crowd a story about the time Gaga wrote Clarkson a handwritten letter to thank her for performing together. “She was the nicest human being ever. Her name is Lady Gaga,” she said. “It’s so cool to know that someone that talented is so nice.”

Watch Clarkson’s stunning “Shallow” cover below:

Twitter is obviously going nuts over her rendition, with some calling it their favorite “Shallow” cover.

Meanwhile, others called it a “holy experience” and a “masterpiece.”

“Nothing is better than a @kelly_clarkson cover,” one person tweeted.

“Been needing a good Shallow cover song in my life and @kelly_clarkson did it. I think u did @ladygaga justice,” another wrote.

“Her version makes me fall in love with this song even more,” another fan added.

Safe to say we now have two versions of the hit to play on loop.

Hobbs And Shaw Has Wrapped, See The Rock’s Funny And Emotional Celebrations

That’s a wrap for filming on Hobbs & Shaw! The official title is Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, starring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw. The Rock is also a producer on the film, and he celebrated the end of filming with a seriously emotional post and then a lighthearted trash-talking one. Here’s the earnest video he posted, addressing the crew on set to thank them for making the movie so special:

Hobbs & Shaw filmed some scenes in Samoa, and in the video Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gave a shoutout to “all our Samoans” in the group. That would include himself, since he also has Samoan ancestry. As he noted, that’s part of what makes this film so special to him:

So that was The Rock’s beautiful and heartfelt message. On Twitter, he brought out his sassy candy asses side, lovingly mocking Jason Statham with this note:

If only Jason Statham would reply to that “pasty asshole” joke, but nah — he’s not really the type to engage on social media. When the whole alleged feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel was playing out during Fast 8, Statham was asked about it, and he said he tried to stay out of any bickering or troubles.

The Rock got into some trouble with one of his Fast and Furious co-stars for making this movie. Tyrese Gibson was unhappy with the Hobbs spinoff because it pushed back production on Fast and Furious 9.

The Rock recently defended the many movies in the franchise, pointing out that the movies have made $5 billion worldwide so far. He’s already in full hype mode for Hobbs & Shaw — even showing off his own real-life puppy named Hobbs, who co-stars in the movie. The first trailer came out a couple of weeks ago and was a crazy good time.

Hobbs & Shaw co-stars Idris Elba as cyber-genetically enhanced terrorist Brixton Lore, with Vanessa Kirby as MI6 field agent/Deckard’s sister Hattie Shaw, and Helen Mirren as their mother Magdalene Shaw. Eiza Gonzalez, Eddie Marsan, and Cliff Curtis also co-star.

We should be seeing and hearing more about the movie from both Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as that August release date draws closer. Check out our 2019 movie release date schedule to see what else is headed to theaters this year.

9 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of February 17, 2019

Friday might seem like a lifetime away right now, but never fear: There are several TV shows and movies airing this week that will help you get through the week a little easier. Nothing cures a bad or stressful day at work like some quality entertainment, am I right? And this week’s slate is particularly fun. From new premieres to classics now available on streaming, let these nine TV shows and movies serve as your Make It to Friday Survival Guide.

He’s Just Not That Into You: If you’re still on a post-Valentine’s rom-com kick, consider checking out this classic ensemble movie from 2009, starring Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and Bradley Cooper, among others. Streaming on HBO NOW

Don’t Be Tardy…: Kim Zolciak’s spinoff series is back for a seventh season. 9 P.M. ET on Bravo

United Skates: John Legend executive produces this moving documentary about a community trying to save the underground African-American subculture of roller-skating. 8 P.M. ET on HBO

This Is Us: This week’s emotional episode focuses on Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson). “I’m so excited that I get to play a black woman whose just normal and striving to do her best in life,” Watson tells Glamour about her beloved character. 9 P.M. ET on NBC

Survivor: How this show has survived on the air for so long is an accomplishment in itself. See what I did there? 8 P.M. ET on CBS

Flack: An American publicist moves to London in this new comedy starring Anna Paquin. 10 P.M. ET on Pop

Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry: Listen, watching a psychic communicate with celebrities’ passed-on relatives is fascinating. 8 P.M. ET on E!

Workin’ Moms: Read the official synopsis from Netflix, below: Streaming on Netflix

“Maternity leave is over and it’s time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love and life in modern-day Toronto.”

Space Jam: Your favorite childhood movie is now on Hulu, so get into it! Streaming on Hulu

Christopher Rosa is the entertainment writer at Glamour. Reporting by Glamour West Coast editor Jessica Radloff.

Looks Like Bumblebee Is Officially The Start Of A New Transformers Movie Universe

The Transformers team may not love the word “reboot,” but it does sound like a transformation is definitely happening after the success of Bumblebee.

Hasbro just had a product presentation during New York Toy Fair 2019, and it was attended by Transformers fan site TFW2005. During the panel, the Bumblebee movie was officially declared as “a new storytelling universe” for the Transformers franchise.

That’s what was expected. In December, when Bumblebee came out, Transformers producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura said they would do another big Transformers movie and it would be “different than the ones that we’ve done before,” but he didn’t want to use the word “reboot.”

In January, after Bumblebee started picking up more money overseas, word came out that a Bumblebee sequel was in development. Deadline also said there was an animated movie in the works and plans for future movies in the Transformers series that may introduce new characters and bring others back.

Bumblebee has made $458,221,178 worldwide, about $126 million from the domestic (U.S./Canada) box office, and $332 million from foreign markets. That’s off a reported production budget of $135 million, per Box Office Mojo.

At last year’s Toy Fair, there was a rumor that Paramount was bringing in a new team to reset the Transformers franchise after Bumblebee. That later seemed to be shot down by the Hasbro Brand Manager, leading fans to think maybe the franchise wouldn’t get a reboot. This year’s conversation sounds similar, except if Hasbro just officially addressed Bumblebee as “a new storytelling universe” at the 2019 panel, that suggests they really are resetting/rebooting/whatever.

That makes sense after fans and critics gave a big thumbs up to Bumblebee, with many calling it the best Transformers movie to date.

If Bumblebee hadn’t done well … well, they’d be back to square one.

Michael Bay directed the first five films in the recent live-action franchise — Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). Bay only produced Bumblebee, which was directed by Travis Knight.

The Last Knight made $605 million worldwide, but it was off a reported $215 million budget, and it was trashed by both critics and moviegoers. So it’s no shock The Powers That Be thought it might be time for something new.

Transformers 6 was originally meant to come out in 2019, but Paramount removed it from its release schedule, leading to all sorts of speculation. Now it sounds like we could get a new version of Transformers 6 that’s part of this new universe launched by the spinoff movie Bumblebee.

Travis Knight and Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena have all said they’d love to come back for a sequel. If that movie is now seen as the start of a new storytelling universe for the Transformers franchise, we should expect to hear more about future films from Paramount. Those future films may take a while to develop, though; in the meantime, keep our 2019 movie schedule handy for updates on all of the movies coming to the big screen this year.

The Fitness Plan for Serious Schmoozers

When Michelle Kichline was appointed chair of Chester County Board of Commissioners, she had to swap postwork yoga for early-morning fitness classes at Purenergy studio in Paoli, Pa.
When Michelle Kichline was appointed chair of Chester County Board of Commissioners, she had to swap postwork yoga for early-morning fitness classes at Purenergy studio in Paoli, Pa. Photo: Ryan Collerd for The Wall Street Journal

Being an elected official can feel like attending a wedding six days a week. As chair of the Board of County Commissioners in Chester County, Pa., Republican Michelle Kichline says it’s common for her to sit down to the equivalent of a wedding feast almost daily. “When every day of your life is a special event, you will put on weight,” she says.

Ms. Kichline is responsible for a county west of Philadelphia that’s almost as large as Rhode Island. “I might get asked to attend a breakfast on the border of Maryland and then speak at a lunch near Lancaster County,” she says of the job she’s held since 2014. After six months on the job Ms. Kichline was feeling anything but the model of wellness.

Her dedicated yoga practice fell to the wayside as classes overlapped with evening work events and the combination of extensive driving and large meals started to take a toll. “The constant eating and lack of exercise was zapping my energy,” she says. She’d just turned 47 and was also struggling with perimenopause.

Ms. Kichline lifts weights during a group fitness class at Purenergy studio.
Ms. Kichline lifts weights during a group fitness class at Purenergy studio. Photo: Ryan Collerd for The Wall Street Journal

Despite not being a morning person, she found a gym near her home in Berwyn, Pa., that offered early classes. At the time, her children, now 20 and 17, were old enough that she could leave them sleeping and get back in time to wake them up for school. “The first few months felt like I was in a constant state of jet lag,” she says. “It was like resetting my biological clock to wake at 5 a.m. and go to bed by 9:30 p.m. But you adjust. It sounds ridiculous, but I have more energy waking up that early.”

Ms. Kichline, 52, also got extra disciplined about her eating habits, avoiding bread and dessert. “There’s almost always chicken breast,” she says. “In fact, I keep a running tally of which restaurants have the best chicken.”

In a profession where she’s in high demand, she’s learned to prioritize her own well-being. “When you’re working in the public sector, it’s your job to say yes,” she says. “But to be my most effective, that means taking time for myself, too.”

The Workout

The gym near Ms. Kichline’s home offers boot camp, spin, boxing, barre and more, so she started to mix up her old routine of running, weights and yoga. “As I get older, I realize I need variety not just to prevent boredom, but in order to recover,” she says. “If I just run long distance every day, I feel it in my knees, or if I just lift weights it strains my joints.”

Two to three mornings a week she takes a high-intensity interval training class that combines rowing, running, kettlebells and TRX exercises. “I feel like I get the most bang for my buck with that workout,” she says. Twice a week she joins a weight-training class and occasionally she attends spin.

“I thought I would hate group-fitness classes,” she confides. “But those early-morning classes feel like a family. Everyone knows you got up very early and are there to focus. We don’t talk a whole lot, but it feels supportive.”

Once a week she attends a vinyasa yoga class. She keeps a foam roller by the TV in her living room and a strap for stretching is always in the car.

On days she can’t make it to the gym, she makes a point of taking the six flights of stairs to her office and walking her two dogs.

Ms. Kichline says cross-training with boot camp-style workouts have helped prevent boredom and injuries.
Ms. Kichline says cross-training with boot camp-style workouts have helped prevent boredom and injuries. Photo: Ryan Collerd for The Wall Street Journal
The Diet

When Ms. Kichline can control her meals, she eats a Mediterranean-inspired diet of fish and vegetables. Mornings begin with a cup of English breakfast tea and a green protein smoothie. She’s given up sandwiches.

“At events, I just eat the protein and vegetables off the bread,” she says. But she’s not carb-free. “I snack on popcorn and my husband is an amazing cook, so if he makes spaghetti and clams, I’m enjoying it.” On Sundays, the family makes a big pot of food, like turkey chili or chicken soup, which can be used for leftovers. She says avoiding cocktails at events is easy. “All I have to say is, ‘I’m an elected official and I have to drive. I’m sure you understand,’ ” she says.

The Gear & Cost

Ms. Kichline pays $145 a month for her annual membership at Purenergy Studio, which includes unlimited classes. She has a pair of Asics Gel-Nimbus 21 running sneakers ($150) and Asics Gel-Quantum 180 TR cross trainers ($120), as well as a pair of Shimano RP2 bike shoes ($90). She shops sales for Lululemon , Under Armour , Nike and Athleta apparel. She wears a Schosche Rhythm+ heart rate monitor ($80). She spent around $20 for her foam roller.

The Playlist

“My guilty pleasure is classic rock,” she says. “When ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ comes on, it really gets my blood rolling when I’m running.”

Ms. Kichline rows during a high-intensity interval training class at Purenergy. She says the workout is a one-two punch of strength and cardio.
Ms. Kichline rows during a high-intensity interval training class at Purenergy. She says the workout is a one-two punch of strength and cardio. Photo: Ryan Collerd for The Wall Street Journal

Don’t Just Sit There

We all know long periods of sitting are detrimental to our health. According to a 2015 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine prolonged sedentary periods increased the risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease and almost doubled the risk of diabetes, regardless of physical activity.

“You really need to make an effort to counteract the effects of sitting for eight hours a day,” says Donald Hensrud, director of the Healthy Living Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Just being active won’t cut it. You need to dedicate about an hour of exercise a day.”

Dr. Hensrud says those who log hours behind the wheel have it tougher than desk jockeys. “You can’t just stand up from driving,” he says. He suggests trying to break up long drives with stops to stretch and walk around and using red lights as a chance to do twists or upper-body stretches. Having proper posture in the car or having your driver’s seat ergonomically analyzed can help prevent aches. Parking farther away to get in extra steps also helps.

Diets can also fall victim to drive-through window meals. Dr. Hensrud suggests always having a healthy, filling breakfast like egg whites or peanut butter and toast before a long morning commute. He always keeps nutritious snacks like nuts and fruit handy for long drives to prevent having to scavenge for food.

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