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6 Marvel Characters Millie Bobby Brown Would Be Perfect To Play

Squirrel Girl

In an interesting, coincidental twist of fate, we go from one comic book character designed after a furry woodland creature to the next – the biggest difference, however, being that this far more heroic young woman actually has powers. In fact, Squirrel Girl (real name Doreen Green) not only has abilities similar her namesake animal (tree climbing, retractable claws, big bushy tail, etc.), but also superhuman healing, strengt, and agility that has helped her come out on top against even Thanos, and maintain a victorious fighting record that is unparalleled by anyone else in the Marvel universe. Perhaps her unbeatable nature is what has kept from a securing a spot in the MCU thus far, but when she does, I think Brown has the bubbly personality and experience in playing badasses to make it work.

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate with eight days left before the election and about a month after she was nominated by President Trump, making her confirmation one of history’s fastest. The judge was voted through by a 52–48 Republican majority, with Susan Collins of Maine the only Republican to vote against her.

Barrett—a former Notre Dame law professor and the third Supreme Court justice appointed by Trump—has tipped the Supreme Court to a conservative majority, meaning a litany of issues including abortion rights, climate change, health care, and LGBTQ rights could shift dramatically for Americans for generations. At 48 years old, she’s set to become the youngest justice on the court. 

Barrett was nominated in September by President Trump in the White House Rose Garden, the infamous super-spreader event during which the majority of attendees chose to forgo wearing masks and several—including the President and First Lady—contracted COVID-19.

Barrett lives in South Bend, Indiana, with her husband, a former federal prosecutor, and their seven children, two of which were adopted from Haiti. 

“She was the plan all along,” a former senior administration official shared with CNN last month. “She’s the most distinguished and qualified by traditional measures. She has the strongest support among the legal conservatives who have dedicated their lives to the court. She will contribute most to the court’s jurisprudence in the years and decades to come.”  

As Glamour previously reported, Barrett was a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump also nominated her for the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In that time, the Associated Press reported, Barrett has authored around 100 opinions and, as the AP noted, “several telling dissents in which Barrett displayed her clear and consistent conservative bent.”

In 2016, while still campaigning for the presidency, Trump promised to appoint “pro-life” judges if elected. Barrett, a devout Catholic, has referred to abortion as “always immoral.” She also believes that life begins at conception. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean she will overturn Roe v. Wade. At least not in its totality.

“I don’t think that abortion, or the right to abortion, would change. I think some of the restrictions would change,” Barrett said during a discussion at Jacksonville University in 2016. “States have imposed regulations on abortion clinics, and I think the question is ‘How much freedom the court is willing to let states have in regulating abortion?’” 

Adam Sandler Will Go To Space In A New Netflix Movie

Adam Sandler has been on all kinds of crazy adventures over the years, going everywhere from the football field, to hell, to the old west, but now he’s preparing to slip the surly bonds of earth to play an astronaut for the first time in his career. He’s now signed on to star in the new movie The Spaceman Of Bohemia, and while the film will mark his latest collaboration with Netflix, it’s expected to be quite different tonally than Hubie Halloween or Murder Mystery.

Alien 3 Director David Fincher Opens Up About What Went Wrong

Through his trial by fire on Alien 3, David Fincher emerged as a directorial phoenix, and went on to make Seven as his next feature film. Understanding that writers and directors literally need to be on the same page, the lessons learned from his own career and also from reading his father’s script, Fincher understood that no person is an island in the movie business. If only the Fox executives that trashed his version of Alien 3 could have learned that back in 1991, maybe we’d be talking about the “absolute classic” Alien 3, rather than the very expertly crafted euphemism that David Fincher used to describe what was essentially, a living hell.

When Asked About Reported Fling With Chris Evans, Lily James Played Coy

Lily James has had a big year. Not only is she currently appearing in Netflix’s Rebecca, now streaming, she also filmed a project during Covid (The Pursuit of Love) and was seen out and about with two other major Hollywood names: Chris Evans and Dominic West. Recently, the actress was actually asked about the reported outing with the MCU star, which happened earlier this summer, and whether or not it constituted a fling, to which she had a coy reply.

Why James Wan Feels It’s ‘Bittersweet’ Not Directing Conjuring 3

Over the course of his career, James Wan has had a tremendous amount of fortune when it comes to making series-launching films, including Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring – but it’s key to note that while those three franchises have produced a total of 19 features to date, Wan has only personally directed five of them (Saw, Insidious, Insidious Chapter 2, The Conjuring, and The Conjuring 2). He’s clearly talented when it comes to building worlds, but his position on sequels is pretty clear when you consider that he’s never personally made a full trilogy.

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Transitioning to Natural Hair

So if you’re a morning person, pour yourself some coffee, then start your wash day. And if you’re a night owl? Settle down with a glass of wine, a full Netflix queue, and your detangling brush. Planning your natural hair care sessions based on the time of day that’s best for you will keep it a positive experience when you’re dealing with and discovering your curl pattern.

You still need regular trims and haircuts.

It seems obvious, but this isn’t something I’d considered before I decided I wanted to grow out my relaxer. But as I quickly learned from my deep dives on YouTube, experts all said the same thing, getting a trim every eight to 10 weeks will help keep your hair healthy as you’re growing it out.

“It’s really important to cut your split ends on a regular basis, especially in the first few years,” says Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, the stylist behind Kerry Washington’s immaculate curls. Hair grows an average of 1/4- to 1/2-inch per month, so getting the same amount trimmed off your processed ends will help you maintain your length while making room for your natural texture to come through. 

You don’t have to do the Big Chop if you don’t want to. 

We all love a drastic before-and-after hair transformation, but as you embark on your natural hair journey, remember that cutting off your processed ends isn’t your only choice. Affectionately known as the “Big Chop” in the natural hair community, some people choose to cut their relaxed or processed hair in one fell swoop, as opposed to “transitioning,” or growing your hair back inch by inch until you’re left with your curls in their 100% natural state. 

It’s up to you which road you take, as long as you keep your new growth deeply moisturized. Remember, if you choose to transition your hair, your strands will essentially be two different textures. Opt for protein-rich and moisture-packed hair treatments that’ll protect your strands and prevent breakage. Wearing your hair in protective styles can also help mask the demarcation line of your new grow-out.

Bread Beauty Supply Wash-Day Essentials Kit

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SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

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The right tools will make all the difference.

Detangling brushes! Wide-tooth combs! Silk bonnets! You’re not imagining things—your bathroom counter space is shrinking. Arming yourself with the best tools possible at the onset of your natural hair journey will save you headaches (literally—good headbands are a must) down the line. 

If you plan to manipulate your hair on a daily basis, a reliable detangling brush that doubles as a wide-tooth comb is crucial to getting started. You’ll be using it every single wash day. Just know that using it might feel different at first. One thing I really had to train myself on at the beginning of my journey was to make sure I was detangling from the bottom up—since with relaxed hair, I ran my brush through from top to bottom. Making this switch will help prevent breakage and single-strand knots that can crop up when the hair shafts are tangled during combing.

And when it comes to hair accessories, opt for all silk everything—silk pillowcases, bonnets, and scrunchies—to keep your hair from breaking and losing moisture.

Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

Briogeo Vegan Boar Bristle Hair Brush

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Briogeo

Grace Eleyae Silk Pillowcase

$75

Grace Eleyae

Cee Cee’s Closet Silk Headwrap

$60

Cee Cee’s Closet

Glow By Daye Lavender Thai Satin Bonnet

$20

Glow By Daye

Satin Silk Scrunchie

Experiment with protective styles—carefully.

“The goal with protective hairstyles is to minimize manipulation and keep your hair in a single state that won’t cause any further damage,” says Sturdivant-Drew. A protective style can be just about anything you can dream up that decreases the amount of manipulation your hair experiences: Fulani braids, box braids, faux locs, puffs, flat twists, wigs, they’re all fair game. 

Will 2020 Mark The End Of Annual Passes For Disneyland And Disney World Superfans?

Heads of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products has already suggested that some pandemic policy changes, like the daily reservation system, are likely to remain even after other health and safety changes. Except the reservation system throws a pretty significant monkey wrench into the annual pass system. People bought their annual passes based on the particular schedule of dates it allowed them to visit the park. Some passes had no blackout dates, others had a few. Certainly, during the pandemic guests can understand if their pass that was supposed to have zero blackout dates doesn’t currently offer the freedom it once did, but once other restrictions are lifted, those guests will expect their passes to return to normal operation.

Jake Gyllenhaal: What To Watch Streaming If You Like The Donnie Darko Actor

Brothers – Cinemax

Written by Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff, Brothers follows soldier Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) as he returns home from the War in Afghanistan, where he was taken prisoner. After Sam is eventually presumed dead, his brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) steps in and helps Sam’s wife Grace (Natalie Portman) raise the kids and things of that nature. Of course, when Sam returns home unexpectedly, everyone is in for a whirlwind of emotions.

Why Jake Gyllenhaal Fans Will Like It: Tobey Maguire gives one of his best performances in Brothers, nailing all the emotionally raw and primitive moments, big and small. And while Gyllenhaal does have more of a quiet role, it’s just as captivating to watch him evolve from the screwup brother to a responsible and loving surrogate father. He also shows guilt watching Sam deal with his PTSD, as well as for his time with Grace while Sam was away. Brothers is intense but that’s what makes the performances, directing, and writing work so well in tandem.

Stream it on Cinemax here.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3: Why Yondu Needs To Stay Dead, According To James Gunn

All eyes are on what James Gunn has in store for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will likely wrap up the trilogy. Narratively there are a ton of threads to pull from. The Guardians were hit hard by Thanos’ assault on the galaxy; Gamora being killed by her father before Star-Lord, Groot, Drax, and Mantis were dusted as a result of The Snap. This bonded Rocket and Nebula, while the 2014 version of Gamora was brought into the current timeline in Endgame‘s final battle. Her location is currently unknown, with the team last seen boarding The Milano in search of her.