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Black Panther 2 Set Video Reveals The Return Of A Beloved Wakanda Location

As previously mentioned, one of the biggest questions surrounding Black Panther’s sequel is exactly who will take on the mantle, and therefore rule Wakanda. The fictional country’s traditions were at the heart of the first movie, and there are some prime candidates to be the next Panther. Shuri, Okoye, and M’Baku seem like solid choices, but perhaps a new character will be brought into the mix.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Know Exactly What They’re Doing

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck: Two incredibly rich, hot, consenting adults, performing mild softcore porn for public consumption.

In case you are living under a rock(s that I’ve got): In 2002, when Lopez and Affleck were first dating, Lopez released a music video for “Jenny From the Block.” In one scene, the couple lies on the deck of a yacht and Affleck lowers his mouth to Lopez’s ass, gives it a tender kiss, rubs it, and then unties her bikini bottoms and flings them away. Good for him!

Last weekend, the on-again couple gave us the A-lister version of a revolutionary war reenactment. As regular people drank room temperature beer and cleaned our horrible little houses, Bennifer climbed aboard a yacht, took off most of their clothes, and silently recreated the “Jenny From the Block” ass caress.

They staged a scene for the paparazzi, based on a music video about being tailed by the paparazzi. They blurred the lines between life, art, and gossip. It’s like having sex in front of a mirror, but on the world stage. Bless them! This is exactly what they should be doing.

For decades, we as a society have been obsessed with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Isn’t it nice to know that they’re just as obsessed with us? They’re playing directly to us. They need us, and they know it. Yes, they use yachts as props, whereas we own dozens of useless pieces of Tupperware. But we’re a part of the same ecosystem. JLo and Ben are back together. But the real love affair is between fame and fans.

It’s become increasingly clear that the Hollywood machine has malfunctioned. Again and again, beloved performers are coming forward and saying their fame has been tainted by abuse, discrimination, and inhuman pressure. The brave public statements by Britney Spears, Meghan Markle, and Demi Lovato, to name just a few, remind us that women and minorities aren’t safe, even when they meet society’s highest standards for excellence. If the wealthiest and most successful people are suffering, what does that mean for the rest of us?

It feels like a relief to see two celebrities so completely in control of their own narratives. With twenty years of fame under their belts, they demonstrate the ideal symbiotic relationship between celebrities and the public: They lie on piles of money and touch each others’ butts, and we watch. It’s like Old Hollywood, without the drugs and world wars.

Some of Meghan Markle’s Favorite Jeans Are Discounted at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Of course, the iconic pair she wore that day isn’t available at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but there is a pair that’s nearly identical. A version of her Looker jeans are discounted right now from $220 to $136.80. This pair doesn’t have a ripped knee and they’re cropped—but those are the only differences we can spot. 

Mother The Looker Crop Skinny Jeans

$220$136.80

Nordstrom

Markle has other reasons to suggest that Mother jeans are a favorite in her closet: She’s sported the denim brand again since her first appearance, donning a pair during the 2018 Invictus Games. This time around she chose a slick pair of black skinnies, offset by a bright white blazer

Meghan Markle wearing Mother denim at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney

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And yes, there’s a similar black style at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Usually it retails for $220, but during the retailer’s epic event, they’re marked down to $132. But now that the sale is open to everyone, there’s no doubt both of these pairs will sell out quick. So be sure add these to your cart, stat.

Mother The Looker High-Waist Skinny Jeans

$220$132

Nordstrom

Like Markle, you don’t have to limit yourself to one pair of royal-friendly jeans, so if you’ve ever wanted to do denim like a duchess, now’s your chance.

Will Smith Is Venus And Serena Williams’ Father In King Richard Trailer

Multihyphenate Will Smith has had a long and successful career in film. And while some fans were disappointed to see he won’t be reprising his role as Deadshot in The Suicide Squad, he’ll be back in theaters before we know it. Cue King Richard, which sees Smith play Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams. The first trailer just arrived, and it looks like a tear-jerker.

The Cops Are Called To Richard Dreyfuss’s Door In Exclusive Crime Story Clip

At the opening of the clip, we know Myers is hiding something because he doesn’t open his door. He communicates with the police officers through a barred window, reminiscent of a jail cell. The officer closest to the door explains receiving a report of shots fired at the address, and Myers innocently claims not to have heard anything or made any call to the police. He insists there was a mistake, hands his license through the window to identify himself as the homeowner, and does not seem the slightest bit anxious.

Sunset Brown Hair Is the Prettiest Twist on Brunette

Tired of maintaining highlights but looking for a way to spruce up your hair color this summer? Then consider “sunset brown,” a warm shade that’ll grow out softly and doesn’t take multiple treatments to achieve.

This auburn-ish tone is like brown sugar, but for hair: a happy medium between dark and light with just a hint of rosy glow. The key? Making things warmer, not brighter. As Rex Jimieson, colorist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, tells us, “Not everyone needs highlights or contrast. Go extra healthy with a warm brown demi-permanent.” 

Jimieson says clients starting with darker hair should go up “about one-and-a-half levels to get that natural warm tone.” He explains that embracing the warmth is not only super pretty, but takes less upkeep than ashy shades in the summer sun.

That’s right: no bleaching, no intense layering—just an overall shade that will pick up the light and make you look amazing. Jimieson advises that if you like the color and want to keep it, you should “plan to touch up about every six weeks. But don’t fear: Your line of grow-out will be soft as we are talking demi-permanent color.”

If you’re already making an appointment at the salon, then jot down Jimieson’s recommendation for what to ask your colorist for: “A muted warm brown demi-permanent color, no more than one-and-a-half shades lighter than your real hair color. Often using a natural tone without any ash in it will reveal enough of your warm underlying pigment. So if the term warm scares you, start with just a reduction in the use of ash tone.” Could not be simpler.

The overall effect is lighter and less dramatic than a dark shade, like iced espresso hair—but so much easier to maintain than even a subtle blonde look, like coconut candy hair. No more mixing highlights and lowlights; this is one shade to rule them all. Sunset brown! 

Sunset Brown Hair Is the Prettiest Twist on Brunette

Tired of maintaining highlights but looking for a way to spruce up your hair color this summer? Then consider “sunset brown,” a warm shade that’ll grow out softly and doesn’t take multiple treatments to achieve.

This auburn-ish tone is like brown sugar, but for hair: a happy medium between dark and light with just a hint of rosy glow. The key? Making things warmer, not brighter. As Rex Jimieson, colorist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, tells us, “Not everyone needs highlights or contrast. Go extra healthy with a warm brown demi-permanent.” 

Jimieson says clients starting with darker hair should go up “about one-and-a-half levels to get that natural warm tone.” He explains that embracing the warmth is not only super pretty, but takes less upkeep than ashy shades in the summer sun.

That’s right: no bleaching, no intense layering—just an overall shade that will pick up the light and make you look amazing. Jimieson advises that if you like the color and want to keep it, you should “plan to touch up about every six weeks. But don’t fear: Your line of grow-out will be soft as we are talking demi-permanent color.”

If you’re already making an appointment at the salon, then jot down Jimieson’s recommendation for what to ask your colorist for: “A muted warm brown demi-permanent color, no more than one-and-a-half shades lighter than your real hair color. Often using a natural tone without any ash in it will reveal enough of your warm underlying pigment. So if the term warm scares you, start with just a reduction in the use of ash tone.” Could not be simpler.

The overall effect is lighter and less dramatic than a dark shade, like iced espresso hair—but so much easier to maintain than even a subtle blonde look, like coconut candy hair. No more mixing highlights and lowlights; this is one shade to rule them all. Sunset brown! 

Will The Suicide Squad’s James Gunn Do Another DCEU Movie? Here’s The Latest

Given his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Gunn seems like the perfect filmmaker to tackle The Suicide Squad. After all, he’s got experience with adapting a comic book movie based on a scrappy group of underdogs. And while that R-rated romp is nearly upon us, one fan asked if Gunn has any ideas for future DC projects. His response reads,

10 Olympic Couples Competing Together at the Tokyo Games

Olympic couples—a.k.a two Olympic athletes who are either dating, engaged, or married—have always been a thing, but at the Tokyo Games, their presence is sweeter than ever. That’s because for the first time, the Olympics isn’t allowing audiences to watch IRL. That means the athletes can’t have the in-person support of their family and friends, which is no-doubt tough. But Olympic couples at least have each other to make it through these few weeks. Who better to lean on than someone you’re dating who also knows exactly what you’re experiencing? Because they’re experiencing it too. 

These 10 pairs, below, are the epitome of that. You know what they say: A couple who wins medals together, stays together.

The couple announced their engagement in October 2020. 

Hunter Woodhall and Tara Davis (both track and field) 

This is Davis’ first Olympic Games; Woodhall, meanwhile, earned both silver and bronze medals at the 2016 Paralympics. 

Megan Jones and Celia Quansah (both women’s rugby, Great Britain)

“We never spoke out about [our relationship] initially, but when we did the response was incredible,” Quansah said to BBC in June. “Everyone was like this is amazing, you’re helping so many people by doing this. We didn’t even think about it before. If we can help one person feel like they can be themselves, it just makes you want to do it more.”

Sandi Morris (pole vaulting, USA) and Tyrone Smith (long-jumping, Bermuda) 

These two married in 2019. Morris told CNN, “Our story is very embedded in the Olympics, and Rio is really where we got to know each other, spend time together, and I would go as far as to say we fell in love.”

Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud (both The Netherlands, men’s equestrian)

These two have been together for over 10 years. According to The Advocate, Minderhoud told Eurodressage.com in 2008, “Competitions are a way of life, and it is so much fun if you are with someone who precisely understands that and knows what you are doing, dedicating all your time to horses.”

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Anissa Urtez (women’s softball, Mexico) and Amanda Chidester (women’s softball, USA)

Recently engaged, these two opened up to the Five Rings to Rule Them All podcast about competing against each other at the Olympics. “We’ve had a bunch of conversations about it,” Chidester said, according to OutSports.com. “Whoever medals, we’re going to be happy for each other no matter what. No matter what.”

Laura and Jason Kenny (both cycling, Great Britain) 

Per BuzzFeed, these two have won a combined 10 gold medals and are married with a young son named Albie. 

Charlotte Caslick and Lewis Holland (both rugby, Australia) 

According to Insider, these two announced their engagement in January 2020 but had to postpone their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Georgia Simmerling (women’s cycling, Canada) and Stephanie Labbe (women’s soccer, Canada)

“Always knows how to make me smile… (even when I’m hangry and grumpy),” Simmerling captioned a selfie of her and Labbe in October 2020. 

Atanu Das (men’s archery, India) and Deepika Kumari (women’s archery, India)

BuzzFeed reports these two tied the knot right before the Tokyo Games.