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Night of the Comet Remake Coming From Roxanne Benjamin

The cult classic Night of the Comet will pass through our atmosphere again in a remake from Orion.

News Tony Sokol
Oct 23, 2018

Geez! There goes the neighborhood. In 1910, Halley's Comet returned. Everyone thought they were going to die then. In the 1984 comedy horror cult hit Night of the Comet, the Earth passes through the tail of a comet. The last time that happened was 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs. Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) will write the screenplay for a Night of the Comet remake for Orion Pictures, according to Deadline.

Thom Eberhardt's 1984 doomsday cult movie told the story of two sisters, played by Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart, who battled cannibal zombies after an exctinction event. "A huge comet passes near the earth, vaporizing nearly the whole planet," reads the official 1984 Night of the Comet synopsis. "Only a few teenagers, who were inside a steel movie projection booth, survive--all those outside were turned to dust. But a few partially exposed people are now hideous, blood-thirsty zombies--and they begin a deadly hunt for the last remaining humans."

The film, which was originally called Teenage Comet Zombies, inspired a slew of horror movies with strong leading female protagonists, like Joss Whedon’s Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The film was made for about $700,000 and earned $14 million at the box office.

The remake will tilt more towards science fiction than comedy.  Benjamin is best known for the V/H/S horror franchise and the horror movies The Devil’s Candy, Southbound, and a segment in the horror anthology XX. She is currently in postproduction on the upcoming thriller Body at Brighton Rock.

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Orion will also remake Child’s Play, as well as the upcoming The Prodigy, with stars Taylor Schilling, Gretel and Hansel, and the Bill and Ted reboot.

There is no word on when the Night of the Comet remake will begin production, and no release date has been set.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City's Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.

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Jayme Closs Case Break: Police Receive Chilling Tip Conversation With Strange Man

The FBI is on the hunt after receiving a tip that a woman had a chilling conversation with a stange man during a pitstop for gas in Barron County, Wisconsin two-weeks before Jayme disappeared, a woman tells Radar exclusively.

The bizarre conversation came about when her mother stopped at Cenex Gas Station on the 1700 block of Division Avenue in Barron County, Wisconsin following a women’s retreat. The gas station is located just a couple of miles from where Jayme vanished on Oct. 15.

When she arrived, she encountered a large man in overalls eating at A&W Restaurant – connected to the small town gas station.

Jerike Schrunk told Radar exclusively her mother “reported it to the tip line as soon as she heard about a girl missing in Barron – which was where she had the weird encounter. She felt compelled to tell what happened because of the strange coincidence,” Schrunk told Radar. “She didn’t say anything until she heard about Jayme.”

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“You know I hate this area. [There are] just plant jobs. That’s all there is. What do you think about the Jacob Wetterling case? I think I know who did it,” the man continued. “Kids go missing and women go missing all the time. They get taken from their homes or vehicles and are never found. You never know how many bodies a person has. There could be 18 bodies buried across the country and no one would ever know.”

Schrunk said the conversation sparked randomly when the man said: “Imagine living with that guilt – knowing that you killed someone and you can’t tell anyone.”

That’s when the frightened woman ran to the gas attendant to notify them of the incident but the two quickly took off and police were not called at the time.

“The man my mom talked to explicitly said ‘bodies buried across the country,’” Schrunk continued, noting that “he even said specifically the number 18 for a body count. The FBI didn’t like that.”

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“Imagine what it would be like killing someone and not being able to tell anyone. It happens once and then it just keeps on happening – sometimes even 27-28 bodies.”

“The FBI asked my mom if she can remember what his voice sounded like,” Schrunk continued. Her mother noticed a dark colored SUV parked next to hers with a second man inside when the man noted: “Oh. Don’t worry about him.”

According to Schrunk, a local tipped her off on who her mother might’ve seen and showed her a photo of the car they drive. “Based on the vehicle she sent me, I’m even more certain now because my mom said that is the vehicle.”

One of the individuals lives close by the Closs residence, surrounded by woods and farmland. The property was in the vicinity of the search led by police and countless volunteers today. The second individual resides in a trailer park – Radar broke the news, the FBI vivisited a trailer park just days after intervening in the case.

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Radar called the gas station to in an effort to uncover if the FBI obtained or seized surveillance footage pertaining to the escapee, an employee told Radar: “We are not at liberty to discuss this.”

However, a source close to the investigation told Radar that the surveillance footage was obtained and is being used by law enforcement in the search.

“I believe there is now a solid timeline,” the source divulged. “Thousands of tips. Thousands of volunteers. It only takes one tip to make all the difference – and it appears that a handful of tips created a timeline.”

Radar also reached out to the residence where the alleged person of interest lives, but their phone was disconnected and neighbors indicated that they haven’t seen them in days, noting that authorities have been visiting the home frequently with no luck.

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FCC puts gigabit Wi-Fi on the roadmap by opening up new wireless spectrum

More and more, the internet is delivered wirelessly, but as bandwidth demand grows in each home  — multiple TVs, smart devices, tablets and phones — current Wi-Fi standards are starting to fall short. Fortunately the FCC and wireless industry are prepared for this, and the former has just officially proposed opening up a wide swathe of spectrum to bring our Wi-Fi systems up to gigabit level.

Many of the devices we use now operate on what’s called “unlicensed” bands of spectrum, so called because they’re not set aside specifically and tightly regulated, like military or official broadcast bands. Instead the industry was allowed to make what they could out of a set of frequencies as long as they did so within reason, and it’s been a roaring success, promoting both competition and cooperation.

Still, there’s not a lot of room to move right now and as you may have noticed there’s quite a bit of interference because of the dozens of networks that are soaking you and your phone right now — we could use more spectrum to fit more channels and higher-speed networks, among other things.

That’s the purpose of the FCC proposing opening up what’s generally called the 6 gigahertz band — 5,925 to 7,125 MHz — for similar purposes.

The agency’s official proposal isn’t public yet, but the commissioners all seem optimistic about it, and the wireless industry has already been meeting with them regarding how it should look. Everyone has a few pony requests in, like making sure small wireless wireless providers aren’t inconvenienced by a complicated approval process, or making sure it’s open to consumer purposes, not just commercial ones. They’ve all got blog posts or statements, which are all pretty much the same thing: Wi-Fi is important, we applaud the decision, etc.

6 GHz isn’t completely untenanted; there are existing applications that new devices and standards will have to work around, but that’s par for the course.

“It’s an ideal place to explore Wi-Fi expansion because it’s close to our existing Wi-Fi bands,” commented Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel in a statement issued today. “It also offers an opportunity to introduce wider channels—channels that will be able to take advantage of the new 802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6 standard and deliver speeds even faster than 1 gigabit per second. In other words, this is how we develop next-generation Gigabit Wi-Fi.”

She pointed out, however, that there are lots of other opportunities in other bands — 3.5 and 5.9 GHz — that the FCC is not pursuing with adequate vigor. It’s not just laptops and phones that need wireless connections now, after all; new classes of devices like security cameras, smart appliances, and all that rigmarole need to be on the network, but it’s a bit silly to put them on the same bands you use for gigabit downloads and 4K streaming.

It’s not clear yet when the actual proposal will be made public but I’ll update this post or write a new one when that happens.

Lily-Rose Depp and Timothee Chalamet: Dating!

While Johnny Depp continues his slow collapse into a morass of self-parody, man jewelry, and strategically ripped denim, his daughter is still attempting to build a life and career for herself far removed from her father's increasingly long shadow.

And she's well on her way with her first A-list romance:

Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp

According to E! News, Lily-Rose Depp confirmed that she's dating actor Timothee Chalamet this week by laying on the PDA during a date night in NYC.

Okay, so Chalamet might not be a household name just yet, but the young actor has already built up one hell of a resume.

With an Oscar-nominated performance in Call Me By Your Name and a memorable turn in Lady Bird to his credit, it's only a matter of time before someone casts him as a Jedi or a superhero.

Tim and Lily

This kid is so talented we're willing to overlook the obnoxious spelling of his first name, which is the highest praise we can think of.

Neither party has spoken publicly about the relationship so far, but onlookers say their interactions Monday night left little doubt that they're an item.

"They were very sweet together," an eyewitness shared with E! News.

"They wrapped their arms around each other in line and linked arms the entire time," the source added.

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"They seemed very happy to be together."

An insider tells E! that the couple dined on peasant fare, enjoying "fried chicken at a fine dining restaurant." 

"When they left, they stopped on a street corner and shared another passionate kiss," the onlooker added. 

"They huddled together in the rain but loved being outside and were laughing and smiling the entire time. They seemed very into each other."

Timothee Chalamet Photo

The enthusiasm about this stylish new couple is reflected in the comments Gen Z-ers are posting on social media:

"THEYRE SO CUTEEEE," one fan commented on Instagram.

"Omg omg omg omg yassss," wrote another user.

We hate to rain on anyone's parade, but Timothee is in for a hard slog if these two get serious.

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That's not a knock on Lily, but rather a hard fact about her increasingly unhinged dad.

Lily is obviously set for life, but Timothee is just starting out as an actor, and being forced to apologize for every dumb thing Johnny Depp says is a burden no one should have to bear.

But that's a concern for way down the line.

We're just throwing out there because we're old and crotchety and we need to pass the time until the prune juice kicks in.

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A Popeyes PR Stunt Has Probably Created The World’s Longest Drive-Thru

Fried chicken doesn’t come easily in Boston, and that often means making it myself (HA!) or fooling some friend with a car into driving me to the outer suburbs to random chicken shacks to get my fix. Popeyes now has me wanting to fly Spirit down to Texas both to laud it for out-Kardashian-ing the Kardashians in the publicity stunt department AND to get my hands on some crispy chicken. The Takeout is reporting Popeye’s is creating a 12-hour drive-thru that requires you to order in Texas and pick up your food in New Orleans just to prove they actually marinate their chicken for half a day before they fry it. Who’s up to recreate Crossroads in the name of golden poultry, y’all?!

If you happen to drive through Fort Stockton, Texas, and see a random-ass Popeye’s ordering sign, it’s not just random. Popeye’s built the thing and – for one day only – will let you order chicken and then pick it up (on the house) in New Orleans. You have to order during a 24-hour period from November 9th to the 10th and then hoof it to the Big Easy, but let’s be real: we’ve all done a lot more for a lot less. Those who make the drive are also eligible to win an entire year’s worth of chicken, which honestly has me getting quotes on how much it costs to get a  one-way Avis rental from Fort Stockton to Bourbon Street. Now, some naysayers think it isn’t worth it since you’d spend nearly $60 in gas for a free meal that’s only worth about $10. PSHAW, I say! At least you can pair this publicity chicken with a daiquiri and strippers around the corner on Bourbon Street. That’s way more than those goody goodies at Chick-fil-A can offer with their own stunt queen shit!

Pic: Popeyes

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The Crown Season 3: Cast, Release Date, Promo, and News

The Crown Season 3 is putting together an all-new cast to showcase a major time jump!

News Den of Geek Staff
Oct 23, 2018

Each season of Netflix's The Crown is set to cover about a decade of the Queen's life, so it's not a shock to hear that a round of recasting is in the offing for The Crown Season 3, which, thanks to a major time jump, will take place in the 1970s.

Here's everything we know about which British thespians will be taking on this most royal duty...

The Crown Season 3 Cast

Emerald Fennell will join The Crown Season 3 to play Camilla Parker Bowles, who, of course, would become the wife of Prince Charles.

Yet, with The Crown Season 3 taking place in the 1970s, Fennell’s onscreen character, will showcase the early relationship between Camilla and Charles (Josh O’ Connor), several years before their connection would be defined by scandal in the eyes of the public in the 1990s, when their affair become tabloid fodder. As Fennell expresses in a statement:

“I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on The Crown. I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl hair cut.”

Fennell, a Hammersmith-London-born actress, is known for her TV run on the BBC’s Call the Midwife. She’s banked an appearance on another royal series on ITV/Masterpiece’s Victoria and appeared in high-profile films such as Pan and The Danish Girl.

Fennell joins the following recent additions to The Crown Season 3’s time-jumped cast:

Josh O’Connor (Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders) will play the young adult version of Prince Charles, set for the role for two seasons. As O’Connor expresses of the opportunity in a statement, “Seasons 3 and 4 will follow some of the most turbulent events in the Prince of Wales’s life and our national story and I’m excited to be bringing to life the man in the midst of it all. I’m very aware it’s a formidably talented family to be joining, but reliably informed I have the ears for the part and will fit right in." O'Connor inherits the role from young Billy Jenkins and Julian Baring.

Marion Bailey (Allied, Mr. Turner) will play the Queen Mother. As Bailey also lauds, “Wonderful to be joining The Crown. It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother. Thrilled to be on board and working with such a top notch team." Bailey inherits the role from Victoria Hamilton.

Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter) will be replacing Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. Here's a pic of the actress in action...

The fantastic Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager) is taking over the role of Elizabeth from Claire Foy. We've got our first look at Colman in the role, courtesy of The Crown's official Twitter account.

Honcho Ted Sarandos previously revealed a plan to churn out six seasons of the show in all, and has now made it know that he plans to use another actress for the final two seasons, choosing not to use makeup effects to turn Colman into the face we've become more familiar with in current years.

"I'm so thrilled to be part of The Crown. I was utterly gripped watching it," Colman said in a statement. "I think Claire Foy is an absolute genius—she's an incredibly hard act to follow. I'm basically going to re-watch every episode and copy her."

Foy also responded to the news with some kind words. "I just love her, I admire her so much and the idea that we sort of will be doing the same job but not actually working together is just enough - I'm honoured by that." 

Tobias Menzies (Game of ThronesOutlander) will be the man to replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip for The Crown Seasons 3 and 4. 

They are also joined by Season 3's big name draw, Helena Bonham Carter. Bonham is on board role of Margaret, tagging in for Vanessa Kirby. 

The Crown Season 3 Release Date

Netflix has yet to give a specific official release date for The Crown Season 3, but we do know it will drop in 2019. More news as we hear it.

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Teamable, the Tinder for hiring, raises $5M and acquires Simppler

Teamable, a provider of hiring software that leverages employees’ social networks, has brought in $5 million from new investor Foundation Capital and existing backers True Ventures and SaaStr Fund.

The startup also announced its acquisition of Simppler‘s referral recommendation engine and matchmaking recruiting software. Teamable’s co-founder and chief executive officer Laura Bilazarian declined to disclose the terms of the deal but said none of the $5 million investment was used to finance the transaction.

According to Crunchbase, Simppler had raised $3.2 million in equity funding from Foundation Capital, Greylock and others. The company, which is akin to Teamable, creates a referral platform using existing employee networks; it was founded by Vipul Sharma in 2013. Sharma previously ran machine learning at Eventbrite and, according to his LinkedIn profile, he’s been an engineering director at Indeed for the past year.

Sharma and the Simppler team will not be joining Teamable .

Using Gmail, Facebook, GitHub and other social media platforms, Teamable aggregates its employees’ contacts to connect recruiters with a more focused set of potential candidates. Companies using Teamable, including Spotify and Lyft, then facilitate a warm introduction between a candidate and the employee in their network. The startup says its social recruiting algorithms lead to more efficient and diverse hiring practices.

“I don’t think candidates love the way recruiting is done,” Bilazarian told TechCrunch. “They are throwing applications over a wall and not hearing back. And I don’t think companies love the way recruiting is done because people are just making guesses based off a job description and they aren’t getting the right applicants.”

“Instead of few people at a company spamming the entire world, you have people who really understand the company reaching out to you,” she added. “Teamable is very precise. It’s reach out to five people to get a hire versus reach out to 200 just to get one response.”

The Foundation-led investment brings Teamable’s total equity funding to date to $10 million, including last year’s $5 million Series A. Bilazarian says the 50-person company is cash flow positive with 200 customers. With offices in San Francisco and Yerevan, Armenia, Teamable will use the capital to expand its team and recruiting platform.

Vocal Tesla short seller has reversed course, driving shares higher

Citron Research, an influential short-seller that has been a staunch critic of Tesla, reversed its position on the electric automaker. The about-face, which Citron Research outlined in a research note Tuesday, helped pushed Tesla shares up 12.7 percent to close at $294.14.

The research note, entitled, “Citron reverses opinion on Tesla. The story has become too compelling to ignore,” explains that it has taken a long position in Tesla because “the Model 3 is a proven hit and many of the TSLA warning signs have proven not to be significant.”

Investors who take short positions on a stock are betting the asset will fall in value. Citron Research, which was founded by Andrew Left, has been a reliable and often vocal Tesla “short,” a position it has stuck to for years now. Nearly five years ago, Left argued that multiple 200-mile-range-plus electric vehicles would be on the market before the Model 3. In March 2016, Citron said in a tweet it expected Tesla’s stock price to hit $100 a share by the end of that year due to supply and demand problems.

Citron (aka Left) now says that Model 3 sales as well as continued demand for the Model S, has changed its thinking.

“Tesla appears to be the only company that can actually produce and sell electric cars,” according to note. “If you would have shown us the below chart five years ago there is no way we would have ever believed it. It looks like it is the competition that is taking the Ambien.” (CEO Elon Musk has tweeted about taking Ambien.)

A tweet from Citron Research early Tuesday also warned that Tesla’s decision to report earnings Wednesday “might be a bad sign for shorts.”

Even with this sudden shift to a long position, Left said in the note that the company is “still suing Musk and Tesla and this recent report has no bearing on the current lawsuit.” Left is suing Tesla for alleged securities law violations stemming from Musk’s infamous going-private tweets in August.

Tesla has faced notable headwinds, including a volatile stock price, “production hell” and later, logistics/delivery hell with the Model 3, as well as a securities fraud complaint and subsequent settlement agreement between CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There has been a steady stream of high-level executive departures and questions about worker safety in its factory.

At the same time, Tesla still has very few competitors, if you look at comparable price and battery range. And sales continue to rise, indicating that all the drama around Tesla hasn’t impacted demand.

The Chevy Bolt, an all-electric hatchback that gets an EPA estimated 238 miles to a single charge, went on sale in late 2016. And while it was the first all-electric EV priced under $50,000 capable of delivering an EPA-rated range over 200 miles, sales plateaued and are down 17 percent since the beginning of 2018, GM reported in early October.

Jaguar is the newest all-electric luxury category competitor with the introduction of the I-Pace, which has a base price of $69,500 and an EPA estimated range of 234 miles. The first I-Pace deliveries are just trickling in now. The wait continues for other expected entrants to hit the marketplace, including the Audi e-tron, an electric SUV that seats five and starts at $74,800.

Meanwhile, the Model 3, which has a base price of $45,000 for a new rear-wheel mid-range variant that has a 260-mile range, sits alone.

And Citron Research has been won over — at least for now.

The Mountain From “Game Of Thrones” Just Married A Petite Woman

You ever see a couple and the only thing you can think about is how the fuck do they have sex? Well, here’s a doozy for you. The guy who plays Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain, on Game of Thrones is a real big boy. Like rhull, rhull big. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (all praise to the Copy/Paste Gods) is 6’ 9” and weighs over 400 pounds. According to Us Weekly, he just married his girlfriend Kelsey Henson who is 5’ 2” and can’t weigh more than a buck. Kelsey is 28 and Hafþór is 49. Psyche! Hafþór is only 29! Somehow this is really surprising. Like, I assumed it took at least a couple of decades to become The World’s Strongest Man (a title he currently holds). But I was wrong, he’s a mere youth. The couple got married in Hafþór’s home country of Iceland.

Here’s The Mountain and his hopefully well-stretched bride.

I love the little chicken and gorilla emojis at the bottom. This news provides me with positive feelings. It must be true love if they’ve put in the work to somehow make sure he doesn’t crush her on accident in his sleep. Kelsey posted the happy news to her Instagram too.

Us Weekly reports that the two met 2017 when Kelsey recognized him from TV and asked for a photo.

The newlyweds started dating in September 2017 after meeting at a bar in Henson’s native Canada, where she was working as a waitress. As a Game of Thrones fan, she asked to take a photo with Björnsson, and the rest was history. He took her home to his native Iceland a month later to show her around.

Here are some photos that will have you scratching your head wondering how even.

Good news it that Kelsey’s not some delicate flower. She works the fuck out too.

And is also presumably learning Icelandic, so she’s practically a superhero.

Pic: Instagram

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Exposed: Kenya’s Desperate Plot To Bait NeNe In Order To Get Back On ‘RHOA’

Kenya Moore Baits NeNe Leakes

Kenya Moore hatched a desperate plan to get back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta by using NeNe Leakes — and RadarOnline.com has the inside secrets of her foiled plot!

Kenya was trying to bait NeNe so she could get some camera time on ‘RHOA,’” an insider told Radar, adding, “Not going to happen!”

As Radar reported, Bravo fired Moore, 47, after she refused to share her secret marriage on the network’s highest rated show in the Housewives franchise.

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“Last season was a nightmare,” the source noted. “They never want her back.”

Now pregnant, Moore has been trying every trick in the book to get back on the show and RHOA OG Leakes, 50, shut her down on Twitter.

“For those asking, i was definitely being sarcastic the other day but my well wishes were pure & from the heart! Bravo, Andy nor myself should be blamed 4 some1 wanting 2 b on a reality show & NOT show their reality! They choose NOT 2 let u in their life now flipping it #facts,” Leakes Tweeted on Oct. 23.

Leakes continued: “There are things people ask for in life like marriage & pregnancy! My hubby didn’t ask for cancer! He’s my priority at the moment and rightly so! With that said, i still have 2 work & i still care for those in my life ”

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“Everything NeNe wrote is true,” the source said.

Moore was making a last-ditch effort to get her pregnancy on television, but Bravo thwarted her plan to switch networks.

Said the source, “She told WEtv that Bravo cast her as a villain. NO. She cast herself that way.”

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“She approached WEtv but Kenya is still under a Bravo contract until May 2019, well after her baby will be born,” the insider explained.

“Bravo sent her attorney a copy of her signed contract dated 4/2012 and her amended one from 6/2014 with a ‘friendly reminder’ to follow all the terms or face ‘penalties,’” the source said.

What do you think about Kenya’s desperate ploy to get back on RHOA? Sound off in the comments below.

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Jon James McMurray, Canadian Rapper, Dies During Airplane Stunt

Jon James McMurray, a rapper well known and well respected in his native country of Canada, died Saturday while filming a stunt for his latest music video.

He was 34 years old.

Jon James McMurray

The musician's management team has confirmed the sad news, saying McMurray lost his life after plunging to the ground while walking on the wing of a plane.

"He died filming a project he had been working on for months," reads this team's statement, adding:

"His final act included performing an airplane stunt that included rapping while walking on the wing. He had trained intensely for this stunt.

"However, as Jon got further out onto the wing of the plane, it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral that the pilot couldn't correct.

"Jon held onto the wing until it was too late, and by the time he let go, he didn't have time to pull his chute. He impacted and died instantly."

What a tragedy.

team tweet

The incident took place in Vernon, British Columbia.

McMurray, who was also an accomplished skier, pursued music after a back injury prevented him from continuing his ski career.

He released an album titled Rex Leo in 2016.

Jon was an incredibly passionate person and was always smiling. He filled everyone around him with positivity, and never spoke poorly about another person. He truly had a heart of gold," the statement continues.

"Jon would want to be remembered as a beacon of light to follow your dreams, and would want everyone to continue to be inspired through his music and life message."

According to Newsweek, McMurray's previous stunt performances involved numerous serious injuries -- including seven surgeries, two of which were for a fractured neck and broken back.

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Rory Wayne Bushfield, a skier who was featured in McMurray’s video, paid tribute to the late rapper on Instagram Monday.

He wrote the following:

The sun is not as bright today as it was yesterday when it was shinning on my homies last moments.

Jon James Mcmurray, my very best, dearest and oldest friend passed yesterday evening in a skydiving accident.

He was living his ultimate dream, free and full. May he Rest In Peace. I’m gonna miss him so much.

Thanks for all the lessons over the years fee. You where such a good man, you brought up everyone around you and I promise to try my best to live as free as you did.

jjm

Jon is survived by his parents, Doug McMurray and Jen McMurray, his wife, Kali James, and his brother Jarred McMurray.

A GoFundMe account has been set up in the rapper's honor to help fund his celebration of life, as well as to help get his material "out there to the world in the right way."

"We lost Jon James McMurray yesterday," the page reads.

"He touched and lifted so many people in his brief stay here. He also documented everything he did relentlessly.

"His close friends and family want to make something incredible with what fee left us. It's what he would have wanted most of all."

Good Situation! Mike Sorrentino Not Reporting To Prison Until January 2019

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will be home for the holidays. The Jersey Shore star doesn’t have to report to prison for tax evasion until January 2019. RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive details on Sorrentino’s latest legal drama.

In court papers obtained from U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, an order extending time for voluntary surrender was filed on October 22, 2018.

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“The defendant shall surrender to the custody of Bureau of Prisons no earlier than January 15, 2019 or as soon thereafter as the Bureau of Prisons shall designate,” the court papers read. “It is further ordered that Defendant shall surrender to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons at a location to be designated by the Bureau of Prisons.”

Sorrentino, 36, was sentenced to 8 months in prison on tax evasion charges on October 5.

Radar can exclusively reveal Sorrentino’s brother Marc, who was sentenced to two years in prison, must also surrender on January 15, 2019.

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A rep for Sorrentino did not respond to Radar’s request for comment.

The surrender date works perfectly for Sorrentino, as he is marrying fiancée Lauren Pesce in early November, RadarOnline.com exclusively reported.

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Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Episodes, Story, and News

Here's everything you need to know about Legends of Tomorrow season 4!

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Cast, Release Date, News, Reviews, Episodes
News Mike Cecchini
Oct 23, 2018

Don't worry, fans. Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 will bring you even more offbeat superhero action than we've already come to expect. We've got everything you need to keep up with the new season right here in one place for you.

You can read our review of the season premiere, "The Virgin Gary," right here.

The next episode of Legends of Tomorrow is called "Witch Hunt" and it airs on Oct. 29. Here's the official synopsis:

"When the magical Time Seismograph goes off, the team finds themselves headed to the Salem witch trials.  Sara (Caity Lotz) notices that Zari (Tala Ashe) is taking this case personally when she promises to save a mom, who is being accused of being a witch. However, the team quickly learns that there is a magical creature in the town creating problems they hadn’t been expecting. Meanwhile, Nate (Nick Zano) and Ava (Jes Macallan) work together to try to keep their Time Bureau funding by proving to them that magic exists."

And check out the trailer!

Keep up with our episode guide below...

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episodes

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 1: The Virgin Gary

"After the Legends defeated Mallus and wiped the final anachronism from time, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory with the Time Bureau. All that changes when Constantine (Matt Ryan) informs Sara (Caity Lotz) of a new magical threat that leads the team to Woodstock. Constantine thinks he knows how to defeat the new threat, but will need the help of the team and their special klepto talents to help with his spell. Meanwhile, Nate (Nick Zano) and Rory (Dominic Purcell) go on an adventure leaving Nate facing someone from his past. Brandon Routh, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan and Courtney Ford also star."

air date: 10/22/18

read our review of the Legends of Tomorrow season 4 premiere right here.

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 2: Witch Hunt

"When the magical Time Seismograph goes off, the team finds themselves headed to the Salem witch trials.  Sara (Caity Lotz) notices that Zari (Tala Ashe) is taking this case personally when she promises to save a mom, who is being accused of being a witch. However, the team quickly learns that there is a magical creature in the town creating problems they hadn’t been expecting. Meanwhile, Nate (Nick Zano) and Ava (Jes Macallan) work together to try to keep their Time Bureau funding by proving to them that magic exists."

air date: 10/29/18

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 3: Dancing Queen

"When the Legends discover a fugitive is hiding in 1970’s London, they realize he is part of a gang that is targeting the British Monarchy. Trying to stop the gang, they realize someone from the Legends must infiltrate them. Surprising everyone, Ray (Brandon Routh) is the one to gain their trust after he is put through a series of tests with help from Sara (Caity Lotz) and Rory (Dominic Purcell). Meanwhile, Gary (guest star Adam Tsekhman) shows Nate (Nick Zano) the ropes at the Time Bureau, but it turns out to be anything other than an ordinary day at the office."

air date: 11/5/18

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 4: Wet Hot American Bummer

air date: 11/12/18

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 5: Tagumo Attacks!!!

air date: 11/19/18

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 6: Tender is the Nate

air date: TBA

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 7: Hell No, Dolly

air date: TBA

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 8: Legends of To-Meow-Meow

air date: TBA

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 9: Lucha de Apuestas

air date: TBA

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Cast

Sometimes fan patience pays off. It remains one of the great injustices of our current golden age of superhero television that Constantine only ran for one season on NBC. Despite a fan campaign to make a second season happen, it wasn't to be. But you simply do not waste a ridiculously perfect piece of casting like Matt Ryan as John Constantine. Ryan's Constantine has since returned to work his dark magic on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. He has his own animated series, too.

Adding Constantine to the team makes perfect sense. Legends has long been a kind of "island of misfit toys" for cool, slightly displaced characters, and it's known for swapping up its roster with abandon. This season in particular has been a busy one in that regard. But the current season's focus on magic and demons has meant that we've heard Constantine's name come up several times, even when he hasn't actually shown up. If he's going to be around for every adventure next year, that might be a sign they're considering other stories where having a magic specialist around will be necessary. 

The bad news is that Keiynan Lonsdale won't be back as Wally West/Kid Flash after the season premiere. He might show up occasionally after that, but he's no longer a series regular. We have some more details on that right here.

However, we can expect much more of Nora Dahrk this season. Deadline broke the news that Courtney Ford will now be a series regular.

Maisie Richardson-Sellers will also return!

Ramona Young (BlockersSanta Clarita Diet) joins the cast in the series regular role of Alaska Yu. A typical twentysomething easily swept up by romantic notions and fantasy novels, she’s something of an expert in the world of the magical creatures that the Legends encounter in season four. In the company of the Legends, she soon learns to get her head out of the clouds to become a kickass superhero.

Tom Wilson (The InformantBack to the Future, The Mayor) will recur as Nate’s father, Hank Heywood. With a lifetime in the military and Dept. of Defense, Hank is part of a long line of Heywoods to serve the country. Charming and charismatic, he’s left big shoes for Nate to fill — and it doesn’t help that Nate can’t tell him he’s secretly a Legend!

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Trailer

The first trailer for Legends of Tomorrow season 4 has arrived! Check it out below:

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Story

Here's the official synopsis for Legends of Tomorrow Season 4:

After defeating the demon Mallus by cuddling him to death with a giant stuffed animal named Beebo, the Legends are ready to ease off the gas. Sara (Caity Lotz) and her team join Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and the Time Bureau to help clean up the last few remaining anachronisms. The job seems straightforward enough until Constantine (Matt Ryan) arrives to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with “Fugitives” – magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends. Having been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine, these Fugitives are now returning to our world in droves and making a real mess of things. As the Time Bureau is distrustful of and ill-equipped to deal with magic, the Legends must team up with everyone’s favorite demonologist to set history back on track.

Sara and Constantine are joined by compassionate inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), hotheaded ex-con Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), rebellious totem-bearer Zari (Tala Ashe), and heartbroken historian-turned-superhero Nate (Nick Zano) as they set out to save the world – and their legacy. It’s the familiar fun of the Legends time-travelling across historical events and encountering famous figures with an added shot of magical craziness! 

We also spoke to the cast in detail about what's coming up this season, and we have more details on that right here.

We'll update this with more info as soon as we have it.

Mike Cecchini is the Editor in Chief of Den of Geek. You can read more of his work here. Follow him on Twitter @wayoutstuff.

Read and download the Den of Geek NYCC 2018 Special Edition Magazine right here!

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Ditching The Spotlight! Amy Duggar Tells All On Shocking New Business

Amy Duggar Tells All Shocking New Business

Amy Duggar can add business owner to her resume!

The Duggar family’s rebellious cousin exclusively revealed to RadarOnline.com that in the coming weeks, she will officially open her own business – and it has nothing to do with reality TV!

The former 19 Kids and Counting star dished to Radar on Tuesday that she is opening up a brick and mortar clothing boutique in Springdale, Arkansas, which is the same town where her giant family lives.

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Amy said the business will be named 3130 and explained the special meaning behind it.

“It stands for Proverbs 31, which is the beauty of a woman,” Amy told Radar. “I just want to capture the essence of a woman in the clothing, with a lot of different textures and curated items. Just different pieces that are specialty and fun.”

As Radar readers know, Amy grew up as the rebel of the family for her non-traditional outfit choices that went against Michelle and Jim Bob’s strict rules. Unlike her famous cousins, who were raised to dress modestly, Amy has a history of playing with style.

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Her clothing boutique will be no different than that, she said.

“There will be some low-cut pieces,” Amy revealed. “There are going to be bell sleeves, fun neck lines, great denim and rompers. You’ll never find a t-shirt at my place.”

Amy said she plans to hand-pick every piece of item for the boutique. The ex-reality star also has plans to divert from her usual theme of rustic, farmhouse looks for the shop’s interior.

“I’m turning down the whole rustic look,” Amy explained. “It’s going to be upscale with velvet furniture, plush and girly decor. I want the upscale design without that upscale price tag.”

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In addition to being a first-time business owner, Amy said the venture is also a new opportunity because she’ll be working side-by-side with her husband, Dillon. Dillon is also a co-owner of 3130.

“We’re in this together!” Amy added. “It’s going to be a busy time in our lives but we’re excited for all of the possibilities.”

Amy said she plans to open the store in December.

What do you think about cousin Amy’s big business reveal? Sound off in the comments!

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Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume: Harmless or Horrible?

For the second time in just a few years, controversy has erupted over the selling of a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume.

Back in 2015, shortly after the ex-reality star fully revealed herself to be transgender, folks were given the option of going out in the dress Caitlyn wore to make this groundbreaking announcement.

At the time, the costume came with a sash that read "Call Me Caitlyn."

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A debate quickly ensued over whether this was a harmless bit of fun...

... or if the costume was using Jenner's lifestyle as a source of mockery.

For whatever it was worth back then, Caitlyn said she did NOT find the costume to be offensive.

Now, however, she may need to issue a new statement in regard to a new Halloween get-up.

A new Caitlyn Jenner costume has hit the market, this one taking potential customers back to the days during which Jenner was known as "Bruce" and was considered, literally, as the greatest athlete in the world.

Bruce Jenner was the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume 2018

As you can see above and below, this costume comes replete with a decathlete's jersey (with Bruce's number 935); a gold medal; and a pair of teeny tiny shorts.

It also comes with a wig.

Because Jenner identifies as a woman now... get it? HILARIOUS!

Really, jusy so very witty, isn't it?

eBay originally sold the outfit for $44.95 prior to removing the item from its collection.

But it remains available on Amazon and on the website for Costume Agent, which is the company responsible for this idea.

A rep tells TMZ that the organization has no plans to remove the costume from its inventory; not as long as it continues to sell well.

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"It's a costume. It's funny," says this rep.

However, someone from the charity Stonewall - which fights for the rights of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the United Kingdom - says differently.

"This is a reminder of how much is left to do to combat the abuse trans people face every day," explains this rep, adding:

"This costume reduces a marginalised group to the butt of a joke. It should be taken off the shelves."

This seems like a reasonable point of view in our opinion.

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Then again, it also seems reasonable to let someone buy the costume and then mock the heck out of them on Halloween.

For being insensitive? Yes.

But also for being boring and unoriginal.

Who purchase a Caitlyn Jenner transgender costume and thinks it's remotely creative in the year 2018?!?

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Dark Twist In Missing Teen Case: 32 Sex Offenders Found In Jayme Closs’ Tiny Town

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Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs has been missing for over a week now ever since her parents were brutally murdered in their tiny rural town of Barron, and now RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal there are a chilling 32 registered sex offenders who currently reside in the 13-year-old’s city of a measly 3,423 people.

According to the state’s Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry, the creepy criminals have been booked for various crimes such as criminal sexual assault on a family member, child enticement, criminal sexual conduct, and even more terrifying — an uncomfortably high number of the psychos were convicted of sexual assault on a child.

As Radar readers know, the FBI are currently searching for Jayme, who they believe was kidnapped after both her parents James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were brutally murdered on October 15, 2018.

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Neighbors claim the couple were shot in their doorway, but shockingly, sources say Jayme’s parents were very reclusive and would normally not even answer their front door.

Jayme allegedly called 911 and screamed “help!” before the phone was taken away, perhaps by the mystery killers.

When cops arrived to the home, Jayme was gone.

The crime has rocked the rural community of Barron, that sits about 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis.

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Now, the FBI are involved in the massive search to find her.

Over 35,000 agents from 56 field offices have been briefed on the case, an FBI source told Radar last week.

Stay with Radar for updates on the story.

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Vogue Was Accused Of Cultural Appropriation After Putting Kendall Jenner In What Looked Like An Afro

What we have here is a match made in “What the hell are you doing” heaven. We’ve got Vogue, a magazine that probably has a cultural appropriation apology statement prepared before they send anything to the publisher. We’ve also got the Kardashian-Jenners, a family that maybe should start asking their black friends “Is this okay?” before they do their hair or makeup. Put them together, and we’ve got Vogue issuing an apology to anyone who thought it was wrong that they put Kendall Jenner in some very curly gravity-defying hair and painted freckles on her face.

There are two pictures in question that pissed people off. The pictures were posted to Instagram over the weekend and were taken to honor the 150 finalists of the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund prize. The first featured Kendall, posing alongside model Imaan Hammam.

The next, and what might be the picture that had most people upset, featured Kendall with a caption about how the Fashion Fund prize benefits designers of all “backgrounds.”

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Fifteen years and 150 finalists later, the @CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize has created global stars, local heroes, a must-watch New York Fashion Week, and, most important, a true sense of community among designers of all ages and backgrounds—all with differing aesthetic and commercial aspirations—who communicate, collaborate, and essentially care for one another through the fun and not-so-fun times. Laura Vassar Brock—one of the founders of 2016 #CVFF winner Brock Collection—says, “We spoke to a few friends who had gone through it, and they all said the same thing: that the Fashion Fund is a life-changing experience. And indeed it was!” Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, Vogue, November 2018

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Both photos were shot by Mikael Jansson, who was also responsible for shooting Karlie Kloss as a geisha for Vogue last year.  E! News says that Vogue has issued a statement on the pictures, in which they attempt to explain the aesthetic they were going for while also apologizing to anyone who thought they were guilty of cultural appropriation.

“The image is meant to be an update of the romantic Edwardian/Gibson Girl hair which suits the period feel of the Brock Collection [designer of the dress worn by Kendall], and also the big hair of the ’60s and the early ’70s, that puffed-out, teased-out look of those eras. We apologize if it came across differently than intended, and we certainly did not mean to offend anyone by it.”

I’m not really seeing Gibson Girl hair, but that might be because I associate that style with Hetty King and polygamy compounds. Meanwhile, Kendall’s family probably didn’t even focus on the hair, because they were too offended by that dress. “A dress whose biggest design element is a giant open hole around the tits, and not a hint of nipple or cleavage to be seen?? Do better Vogue.

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Batman Damned #2 Variant Shows Lengths Jim Lee Will Go to Prevent 2nd Appearance of #Batpenis

The first appearance of Batman’s penis in Batman Damned #1 set the comic book world on fire, sending shockwaves throughout DC Comics, causing the comic to skyrocket in value (especially after it was announced there would be no second printing and any future collections would censor the Batawang), and leaving a Batpenis-shaped mark on comic book history.

For DC Publisher and superstar artist Jim Lee, who blamed the Batpenis on “production errors,” stopping any future occurrences of full frontal Batman is a top priority, with Lee saying:

It’s made us, certainly, look at what Black Label is and think about whether these elements are additive to the story. And that’s something that we’ll be mindful of going forward, because I don’t think we want necessarily a repeat of what happened with the first issue.

To that end, Lee has unveiled his variant cover for Batman Damned #2, already delayed to remove more male nudity from the interiors, in which Lee has taken extra precautions to ensure that Batman keeps it in his pants. In the image, Lee has given Batman a full suit of armor, both protecting the caped crusader from the blows of his enemies while protecting readers from getting a look inside the batcave.

Will it work? And just what kind of underwear is Batman wearing underneath that top level of armor?

Batman Damned #2 hits stores  on December 5th.

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Open Post: Hosted By Another Look At “Mary Poppins Returns”, This Time With Singing

There’s a newspecial look” trailer for the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, and in it we learn that Mary is a dangerous sociopath hellbent on delivering the Banks children straight to hell. First she tries to drown them in a tub full of acid, then she enlists a dolphin army to do unspeakable crimes to them. When that doesn’t do the trick, Mary repeatedly tries to shoot the innocent youths directly into the sun by various means. This is Emily Blunt at her most sinister.

Here is the new trailer.

There are also men with flaming torches, rickety-ass ladders, cannon fire, and a wealthy penguin who probably ate his own newly hatched chicks smothered in caviar, and chased them down with a mid-range bottle of Dom Perignon (the cheap bastard). I’ll frankly be amazed if the Banks children live to see the sequel.

We also get a “special hear” of one of the new songs that will be featured. “Can You Imagine That?” is presumably one of the jams penned by Emily’s co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda. There’s a lot of spoken lyrics in the song and Mary sounds droll and very much over it. She must be so fed up being surrounded by gaping mouths and gasps of wonderment. Mary Poppins has fucking seen it all and she’s tired, ya’ll. If you could shoot magic out of your tits, you’d be bored to tears by the gobsmacked proletariat too.

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Ryan Reynolds Celebrates His Birthday by Doing Something Unconventional: Voting

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds threw the best kind of party for Reynolds’ 42nd birthday: an “#absenteeballot party.” Like any good party, it had balloons — which Lively and Reynolds used as a backdrop for a series of sweet and unabashedly patriotic posts on Tuesday. 

“Happy Birthday to 2018’s Sexiest Voter Alive @vancityreynolds #justvoted… #absenteeballot party!” Lively posted on Instagram, along with a photo of parents-of-two holding up their absentee ballots. 

Reynolds posted a similar picture of the pair, writing, “What a birthday! I just smoked a huge bowl of early voting. #JustVoted #whenweallvote.” 

The Deadpool star also spread the birthday voting love on Twitter, sharing another pic of the couple. “Best birthday ever. I have a new favorite four letter word. #Just Voted @WhenWeAllVote,” Reynolds captioned the Twitter pic. 

Never one to be outdone by her husband, Lively doubled up on the voting awareness via her Instagram story. “How are you voting,” she wrote in all caps, adding the options “absentee” or “in person” for fans. 

While Lively and Reynolds’ friend Taylor Swift recently caught some flack from her more conservative fans for encouraging fans to vote (and supporting two Democrats in Tennessee), the couple’s pro-voting post isn’t likely to shock anyone. 

Lively and Reynolds have both spoken openly in the recent past about their passion for politics but, more pointedly, how current politics are affecting the country. 

 

Reynolds, who is now a dual citizen, told Variety in 2016, “I can understand so much of the fear that comes from this huge portion of the population that’s going to feel disenfranchised and that’s experiencing a tremendous amount of anxiety about their future. Minority groups, women, LGTBQ communities — those are all communities that I think are rightfully very afraid for the moment and I’m afraid with them and for them.” 

After the 2016 election, Lively told Glamour magazine her entire perspective had changed.

“It made me more aware, more conscious, more sensitive,” she said. “Not just of sexism but of discrimination in all areas — class, gender, race. I had realized that there were problems [before].”

She elaborated, “You know, I do a lot of work against sex trafficking: There are hundreds of thousands of missing-children reports in the United States each year; some of those children are sex-trafficked. But that’s not reported. You see [stories about] only the wealthy, middle-class white girls who’ve been kidnapped. There are people missing all the time, and because they’re minorities, because they come from impoverished neighborhoods, they don’t make the news. That is so devastating.” 

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Elseworlds: Arrowverse Crossover 2018 Episode Order, Release Dates, Cast, News, and More

This year's big DC TV Arrowverse crossover will feature Ruby Rose as Batwoman, the return of Superman, a new Lois Lane, and much more!

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Oct 23, 2018

This year's Arrowverse crossover is known as "Elseworlds." It will begin in the now-traditional December window, right before the midseason finales of everyone's favorite DC TV superhero shows. And even though it only consists of three shows instead of the usual four, "Elseworlds" sounds like it might be the most ambitious Arrowverse crossover yet. 

Let's break it down...

Arrowverse Crossover 2018 Dates

Here's how it all breaks down...

The crossover kicks off with The Flash, which for this one episode only, will air in Supergirl's Sunday night timeslot on December 9.

The story continues in Arrow on Monday, December 10.

The trilogy will conclude on Supergirl, which (again) for just this episode, will air during The Flash's Tuesday night timeslot on December 11.

Arrowverse Crossover 2018 Cast

The biggest news is that the show will introduce Batwoman, played by Ruby Rose. That's a big deal in itself, and you can consider this three episode event as a kind of sneaky pilot for Batwoman TV series in development for 2019. That show will feature Caroline Dries as showrunner alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns as executive producers. Don't expect too many more details on that until the verdict is in on this year's crossover, but considering that they've already cast the perfect Kate Kane, things are off to a good start.

There's also at least one other Gotham City connection, though. One of the villains is Jeremy Davies (Sleepy HollowJustified) as Dr. John Deegan, which gives the show an Arkham Asylum connection of some kind. Is he the main baddie of the crossover? That's not clear at this time.

This might also be related to the presence of Cassandra Jean Amell (America's Next Top ModelOne Tree Hill) as Nora Fries. Fans may recognize her as the wife of Victor Fries, the Gotham City baddie known as Mr. Freeze. We speculated a little about this here.

And, of course, Tyler Hoechlin will return as Superman. But he's not coming alone. For the first time, we'll meet the Arrowverse Lois Lane, played by Elizabeth Tulloch. We have some more details about what this could mean right here.

And seriously, if this doesn't warm your heart a little, you just aren't a Superman fan.

John Wesley Shipp will also make an appearance as The Flash. But not as the Jay Garrick Flash! Instead, Shipp will be there wearing his classic costume from the 1990-1991 The Flash TV series. That's right, we're about to live in a world where all of DC's TV and movie properties are happening in continuity with each other! I went into detail on this right here.

Now, here's where things get weird. LaMonica Garrett (Designated Survivor) is playing Mar Novu, the Arrowverse version of The Monitor, described as "an extraterrestrial being of infinite power." Does this mean that a version of Crisis on Infinite Earths is coming at some point down the road? So that leads us to...

Arrowverse Crossover 2018 Story

No story details are currently available, but we know a few things for sure...things are going to get weird. It's "Elseworlds" after all, and the presence of the Monitor means they're flirting with characters and concepts from Crisis on Infinite Earths, so we'll certainly be dealing with loads of different "Elseworlds" as the crossover unfolds. 

So how weird will things get? Well, there's this for starters...


And this, too...



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And we also know that for at least some of the crossover, Tyler Hoechlin will be wearing the infamous black Superman costume. Should we read something into that? Probably not, but...I did anyway.

You'll also note that Legends of Tomorrow isn't included in this year's crossover. This will likely help facilitate the more street-level nature of a story that needs to introduce Gotham City and Batwoman to the Arrowverse. And perhaps it's a sign of things to come. "I actually would love to do [smaller, one-off crossovers with other Arrowverse shows] more often," Legends of Tomorrow star Caity Lotz told reporters in July. "Just bring Felicity or Cisco or whoever onto the show. I think that would be really fun and it would be great to have Sara and [Batwoman] meet." 

Yes, it would...but it won't be happening in these episodes. I'll update this with more information as it becomes available.

Mike Cecchini is the Editor in Chief of Den of Geek. You can read more of his work here. Follow him on Twitter @wayoutstuff.

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Boom’s Firefly #1 Has Pre-Orders of 57,291 Copies – Any More For Any More?

When BOOM! Studios acquired the license to Firefly this year, we knew it would be a big deal. Not only was this the biggest license acquisition in the company’s history, until they announced that Buffy The Vampire Slayer news – albeit a day after we did it for them – but it also marked the first time we’d see a comic with the Firefly name.

And we have learned that Firefly #1, from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid, just FOC’d this week with pre-orders of 57,291 copies.

That’s a turnaround from Dark Horse’s numbers. Their first Firefly comic, Serenity: Those Left Behind #1 from 2005 sold an estimated 38,507 to North American comic book stores.

Over time, with successive series, those sales improved. Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #1 in 2014 launched at an estimated 69,894 – though that was over its first year and also did not include sales outside of North America.

But last time Dark Horse launched a Firefly comic it was Serenity: No Power In The ‘Verse #1 in 2016 and it reportedly sold an estimated 39,492 copies, again did not include sales outside of North America, back down to where they started.

But BOOM! Studios has taken it back up again. Firefly #1, from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid, just FOC’d this week with pre-orders of 57,291 copies. Now that does include orders from the UK, Australia, Eire, France etc. But it doesn’t include any advance reorders yet to be made.

And it’s even in canon with what Dark Horse previously published…

This also beats out Boom’s previous Power Rangers: Shattered Grid event. Firefly #1 hits stores on November 14th. Their $150 “Big Damn Heroes” box will follow November 21, with a variant cover for Firefly #1 limited to just that box, along with an exclusive variant cover for Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One.

And then there’s the 1:200 variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz SIGNED by Joss Whedon. With retailers praying to the gods of distribution that they come through undamaged.

Gotta make you wonder what those Buffy #1 orders will look like in January…

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Enrique Iglesias Wants You To Know He Starts The Day Boning Anna Kournikova

I start my morning like I imagine most of you do: with a chip on my shoulder and a ravenous look on my face that won’t go away until I’ve downed a gallon of coffee. For the most elusive couple in the world, that doesn’t fly. The work day doesn’t start until a game of hide the salami has been completed! I gave up figuring out what was going on with Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova years ago, but they’ve made it last far longer than her tennis career and even had twins on the sly. They may not talk about jack shit in regard to their relationship, but Enrique finally broke rank to let you know the status of their relationship: it’s a hump-a-thon. Enrique kisses fans at night, but kisses Anna in the morning, I guess!

ET Canada says Enrique was on British talk show Lorraine, and he said reports are wrong claiming that he and Anna got married. While they may not have tied the knot, they do know how to get their freak on: “The sex is better than ever. That’s what I do for breakfast.” One reason the boning may still be on sizzling status is that they didn’t ruin it with marriage:

“It feels incredible [to be a dad].  When you’ve been with someone for quite a while the way I have, it’s like being married… No, I’m not [married]. I’d like to get married maybe in the future.”

Don’t ruin it, Enrique! The moment you go to the county courthouse and make it official is the day Anna only serves you a croissant for breakfast. And for those of us feeling the sads because we don’t get the sunrise sex special, just take a look at the Jimmy Dean mini sausage they serve tomorrow morning at the IHOP. It’s still likely bigger than the one Anna is getting. What?! He himself said it is! You can check out his whole interview below:

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NFL’s Chris McCain Strikes Plea Deal, Avoids Jail In Battered Woman Case

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Daredevil Season 3: Complete Marvel Universe Easter Eggs and Reference Guide

We're hunting down all the Marvel Easter eggs we can find in Daredevil season 3. Here's what we've found so far...

Daredevil Season 3 Complete Marvel Universe Easter Eggs and Reference Guide Netflix Bullseye
Feature Mike Cecchini
Oct 23, 2018

This Daredevil Season 3 article consists of nothing but spoilers. We have a spoiler free review right here if you prefer.

Marvel's Daredevil Season 3 has finally arrived on Netflix, and kids, it is spectacular. This is one of the best seasons in the entire Marvel Netflix pantheon, and even though it is (relatively) light on the Marvel Comics references, there is still plenty to unpack, and probably plenty more I'm going to miss on the first viewing.

So here's how this works...I've tried to catch all the cool Marvel references in Daredevil Season 3, but there's only so much I can do. I'm only one man trying to clean up Hell's Kitchen, after all. Let me know anything I missed down in the comments, or hit me up on Twitter. If your catch checks out, I'll update this with it. Together, we can make the most complete guide to Marvel Easter Eggs in Daredevil Season 3 out there!

One quick word of caution about all of this. While I will try not to spoil future episodes in the entry for a specific episode, sometimes speculation leads to spoilers. And while I definitely endorse everyone calling out what they spot down in the comments, I can't control any Daredevil season 3 spoilers you might see if you're down there, or if you scroll too far. Just be careful if you're trying to remain unspoiled!

Fire up your Netflix machines, and let's get to work!

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 1: Resurrection

"Shattered physically and spiritually, Matt rethinks his purpose and place in Hell's Kitchen. Meanwhile, Fisk puts a plan in motion from behind bars."

It’s not a spoiler to say right out of the gate that this season is influenced by several Daredevil comics stories, and one of them is Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s classic Born Again. But if you’re looking for an adaptation of Born Again, this season definitely ain’t it.

That being said, opening with Matt recuperating in a church while being cared for by Sister Maggie is straight out of Born Again. It’s the circumstances that are slightly different, though. Here, we kick things off because of the events from the finale of The Defenders, where a building quite literally fell on Matt Murdock. In Born Again, the church (and Sister Maggie) doesn’t appear until midway through the story, when Matt is already physically and mentally broken. And while a building didn’t fall on him in that story, he ends up in the church after his actual apartment building is blown to bits...so there’s a little bit of a parallel.

- Sister Maggie Grace, by the way, first appeared in Daredevil #229 (you guessed it...that's a Born Again chapter). She’s also a prominent figure in Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, and Jimmy Palmiotti’s Guardian Devil. The more sharp-tongued, assertive Sister Maggie we see here is slightly more reminiscent of the way the character is portrayed in that story.

- Another parallel with Guardian Devil is Matt’s generally shitty attitude and his crisis of faith. While the circumstances contributing to those in that story were drastically different, and supernatural in nature (that is most certainly not the case this season), it’s the closest parallel to this season’s dickhead Matt I can think of. In Born Again he was more just broken and mentally unwell. While that is the case here, it's just manifesting differently.

further reading: The Genesis of Daredevil Season 3

- Nice to see the return of Ben Donovan in this episode. It's a relatively small thing, but without Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple to show up and link everything together, I rather like how these shows are now just letting minor characters weave in and out of all the shows, much the way they do in the actual Marvel Comics themselves.

- Ray Nadeem is not from the comics, nor, as far as I can tell, is he even loosely based on anyone from the comics. Don’t let that stop you from getting involved with this character, though. Jay Ali’s performance is terrific.

Otherwise, there aren’t a hell of a lot of actual comic book easter eggs this episode. Just lots of influences. Sometimes it’s better this way, and once again, it’s not a spoiler to say that I think everyone is going to enjoy the hell out of this season.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 2: Please

"Grieving for the life he's abandoned, Matt suffers a crisis of faith. Fisk makes a deal with the FBI that turns him into a target."

- I feel like maybe once per season each of these shows allows themselves one "comic book style" shot. The bit with Matt staring off into space in the basement of the church fading into Fisk looking the other way feels almost like a comic book split panel effect. Maybe this wasn't intentional, maybe it was.

- The Mother Theresa back tattoo on that Albanian thug has nothing at all to do with the comics, but it's an amusing touch, especially how the FBI guys jokingly refer to him as "Mother Theresa."

- Is Fisk’s incident in the weight room the first time we’ve gotten an indication of JUST how strong he is? In the comics, it’s always pointed out that Kingpin isn’t fat, he’s “all muscle.” Here, he’s benching, what...315? Damn, Wilson!

further reading - Daredevil Season 3: What's Next for Matt Murdock?

- It took me until my second viewing to catch that Ray is a vegetarian.

- When Matt is out wandering outside the church, he’s kind of dressed like Stick, isn’t he? He’s already acting like his old sensei/frenemy, so may as well dress like him, too.

- Oh, do you think this cool fight in the backroom of the sketchy dry cleaner is this season’s answer to season one’s brilliant hallway fight? Keep watching...

- I’ll be honest, I’m not totally sure if Foggy had this kind of working class background in the comics, or if Theo Nelson ever appeared or was mentioned there. In the comics it turned out his actual mother was Evelyn Sharpe, a powerful, high-class attorney. I’d be shocked if they ever go that way here.

- Karen’s “there’s no proof of that!” when Foggy is trying to convince her that Matt is dead feels like a sideways nod to the old comic book logic that “if there’s no body, they can still come back.”

- Fisk’s “Love is the perfect prison” sounds like something Billy Corgan would have written circa 1996. Hell, ol’ Billy is looking a bit like Kingpin these days.

- Gosh, that one FBI agent sure is a hell of a shot isn’t he? Almost like they’re telling us something...

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 3: No Good Deed

"As Fisk moves into swanky new digs amid a public outcry, Matt wrestles with how far he's ready to go to right this wrong. Dex's aim comes into focus."

- That full Ralph Ellison quote from Invisible Man, “Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat" feels both like what should be carved on Matt Murdock's tombstone and...just a quote we all really, really need to hear right now.

- Fisk keeps referring to Vanessa having a bodyguard named Felix, but I don’t think this is from the comics. Please do correct me if I'm wrong.

- I’m pretty sure that Agent Poindexter is not and cannot be the sniper briefly glimpsed in Daredevil season 1 we all hoped was going to turn out to be Bullseye. A minor trade off for a great introduction to the character here. At this point, it's not a spoiler to say he's Bullseye, right? You all figured that out already. Plus, it's in the trailers!

Bullseye is the closest thing to a "Joker" Daredevil has in his rogues' gallery, and he's been hitting targets of all kinds since he first appeared in Daredevil #131 back in 1976, where he was created by Marv Wolfman and John Romita Sr. Bullseye was played by Colin Farrell in the 2003 flick, but let's try not to think too hard about that, as Wilson Bethel is looking like he's going to be the definitive version of the character. 

Want to know more about Bullseye? We've got you covered right here.

- Can someone help me out? Is Julie a reference from the comics? I'm stuck.

- Even via hallucination, it’s great to see Wilson Fisk in the classic Kingpin white suit. Matt hallucinating Fisk is a nice indicator of just how far gone he is at the moment, and again, while this isn’t straight out of any particular comics, it’s right in the spirit of both Born Again and Guardian Devil.

- I really appreciate the “stealth mode” fight in the parking garage. For all of Daredevil’s ninja training and roots, that’s usually focused on the actual ass-kicking elements of it, rather than the ninja’s crucial arts of stealth and deception. The fact that it takes place in a well lit parking garage is even cooler.

- Matt being a dick to Foggy is kind of like Born Again, too. Only there, it was because he had basically lost his mind to pressure and depression. Foggy would reach out to Matt by phone and Matt would pretend not to know (or maybe not actually know) who he is.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 4: Blindsided

"While Matt infiltrates a prison to find information on the Albanians, Fisk puts Dex in his crosshairs and a fed-up Foggy goes on the offensive."

- They establish here that Matt is 5'10, which I think is about right for Charlie Cox's actual height. However, I'm pretty sure that in the comics (either via The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe or those awesome trading cards from the '90s) it was established that Matt stands around six feet. Anyway, whatever, as a short dude I am totally here for more superheroes of average height.

- THIS is the hallway fight you’ve been waiting for. And you aren't hallucinating, this long take fight goes on for nearly 15 minutes. No comic book easter eggs here, but...god damn it's good.

We have a breakdown on how that fight scene came together (it actually IS one long take) right here.

- Pretty sure Jasper Evans isn't from the comics, but please correct me if I'm wrong and I'll update this!

- Kingpin is playing some very familiar mindgames with Poindexter. Pretty sure we've heard this kind of talk from a certain occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Yeah, yeah, yeah "keep politics out of your articles" blahblahblah, I've heard it all before and I do not care. If you refuse to see the connections between art and the real world, that's not really my problem.

- Sending Matt to a watery grave via checkered taxi is straight out of Born Again. All that did was make Matt even crazier.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 5: The Perfect Game

"To quell the rising backlash over his release, Fisk serves up a scapegoat to the FBI. Dex misses the mark when he runs into a woman from his past."

- Fisk deciding to ruin Matt Murdock's life is perhaps the biggest parallel to Born Again we've seen so far. While he has certainly been suspicious of Matt since their brief chat during season two, if he isn't 100% clued in to the fact that Matt is Daredevil right now, he sure will be soon. In any case, he loathes Matt enough to want to destroy him, and making that happen via apparently "legitimate means" is the most Kingpin thing ever, and right in line with Born Again.

- Felix Manning is from the Born Again story. He first appeared in Daredevil #230. There, he was responsible for outfitting someone with an authentic Daredevil costume. Hmmm...

read Daredevil: Born Again on Amazon

- Keeping all of the flashback materials in an Airwalk box is a nice touch.

- The logo of Poindexter’s old baseball team is very much the Bullseye logo from the comics. The black and white of the scene only drives that home further.

- In the comics, Bullseye's history with baseball has been explored a couple of times. The first was in Bullseye: Greatest Hits by Daniel Way and Steve Dillon. There, Bullseye was a promising minor league pitcher, and he demanded to be taken out while he was in the midst of a perfect game (not the differences between what happened on the show). His coach asked him to get one more batter out, and Bullseye obliged, by killing the batter with a pitch. 

The other was in the really interesting and fun Bullseye: Perfect Game by Charlie Huston, Shawn Martinbrough, and Lee Loughridge. That tells the tale of how Bullseye took a year off from supervillainy to become a Major League Baseball pitcher. His intention was to take a hit job on a problematic opposing player. Instead, the two got into an incredible pitchers' duel. If you can track this down, it's totally worth a read, especially if you're a baseball fan.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 6: The Devil You Know

"Driven to the edge, Dex loses his way until he's offered a lifeline by Fisk. Matt comes to Karen for help, which she agrees to give -- on one condition."

- Ahem...you will note that Karen Page and Matt Murdock most certainly do not have coffee together in this scene. Symbolic? I mean, Luke Cage kinda ruined that beverage for any character pairing for the entire Marvel Netflix Universe, didn't he?

Here's an amusing thing Deborah Ann Woll told reporters while this season was filming:

"You know what happened? On our Marvel shows, we are no longer allowed to just actually literally go for coffee as characters because of that euphemism. We've literally had scenes where, I'm like, 'alright, well let's go get some coffee.' Literally let's get coffee, and they're like, 'no you can't say that because people will read into it.' Isn't that too bad?"

- Every time Karen Page is in a sketchy situation, or even in the vicinity of drugs, it makes me think of (you guessed it) Born Again. While the show has long been building a very different kind of tragic backstory for Karen, and at this point I don't think the comics version would ever work here, it's still a little unnerving, considering how attached we've all become to this character.

- Poindexter's increasing derangement as he feels his world unraveling almost feels a little like one of Bullseye's earliest appearances, during the early days of Frank Miller's legendary tenure on the Daredevil comics. At one point Bullseye had a brain tumor and it affected his perceptions and his already shady behavior pretty dramatically. I don't think they're going there (and certainly not so soon), this just felt like a little bit of a reminder.

read Daredevil: Guardian Devil on Amazon

- Welcome to the first proper Daredevil and Bullseye fight. And while it had already been well established that Poindexter is an almost supernaturally good shot, this is the classic “can use anything at all as a weapon” Bullseye from the comics. This is truly a spectacular action sequence, and the fourth in four episodes. And we're not even halfway through the season yet!

There are two massive parallels to the comics here. One involves Bullseye, the other doesn’t.

In Born Again, Fisk hired an unbalanced person to masquerade as Daredevil and beat up on Matt. In the case of this show, that unbalanced person is actually Bullseye. BUT…

...Bullseye did spend some time in the Daredevil costume himself, during Ann Nocenti and Lee Weeks’ underrated period on the character. Hell, Bullseye ended up convincing himself he was actually Daredevil for a while. It’s easy to imagine how that could end up playing out here the rest of the season. The fact that he introduces himself with an "I'm Daredevil" would almost seem to play into this, so I'm curious to see how it plays out as the season continues.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 7: Aftermath

"The press crucifies Daredevil after the attack on the Bulletin, and Agent Nadeem suspects the FBI paid too high a price for Fisk's cooperation."

- This is, perhaps, the best Wilson Fisk episode this series has ever done, and that's saying something. Fisk is, of course, very into the idea of getting the "Rabbit in a Snowstorm" painting from season one back in his life. Nice callback.

- But Fisk in that white, shiny suit might just be the ultimate visual evolution of this character on TV. We're getting closer to the "full Kingpin" from Marvel Comics, and Vincent D'Onofrio positively owns it.

- All the major Marvel Cinematic Universe news stations are running with the "tragedy at the Bulletin" story. We have MCU mainstays, WJBP, WNEX (home of Trish Talk!), and WHIH all accounted for.

- Anyone else start humming Elvis Costello's "Watching the Detectives" when Fisk went into his secret lair with his assistant there? Also, is she supposed to be someone we know?

- This show has given us Melvin Potter moments that tease his Gladiator supervillain identity since all the way back in season one, but never has he been more perfect than in this episode.

Not only is he wearing a shirt that reflects that logo, he uses the saw blades as weapons. But more importantly, Melvin has always been a deeply tragic and conflicted villain, and never has that been more at the forefront than right here. This is also the first time we meet his oft-referred to Betsy, although in the comics, I believe she was a social worker, not a parole officer.

Also, just as it is here, in Born Again, Felix Manning DID make Melvin make the perfect copy of the Daredevil suit.

- Foggy's “I'm advising my client not to answer any questions that treat her like an asshole” might seriously be Elden Henson's finest moment in series history. Great scene with Foggy, Karen, and Ray. Jay Ali is becoming the secret weapon of this season.

Also, that conversational reference to Santa Claus? It's KIND OF a comics callback. A chunk of Born Again takes place at Christmastime, and in the "Bullseye goes crazy from a brain tumor" story I mentioned earlier, he was even mistaking guys dressed like Santa for Daredevil.

- While Karen seems to going all Lady Macbeth with the blood on her sweater, the placement of it on her palms makes me think of the stigmata. As one who has the most faith in Matt (who crucifies himself at every opportunity), she may be manifesting stigmata as his most loyal disciple.

- Fisk’s line about how Matt, like his father, is “too proud to lay down” really just gets to the heart of everything about Daredevil. Spectacular stuff.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 8: Upstairs/Downstairs

"A desperate Dex reaches out for help, Matt froms an uneasy alliance with Agent Nadeem, and Karen concocts a dangerous plan to provoke Fisk."

- Dex's cool black jogging suit at the start of the episode sure looks/feels like a proto-Bullseye costume, doesn't it?

- On that sheet of paper Karen is looking at, you can see the word MAGGIA scrawled. Is this the first time the Maggia has ever been referenced explicitly in the MCU? Think of the Maggia as the international, supercriminal, not explicitly Italian-American Marvel equivalent of the Mafia.

- Oh. So Fisk DOES know Matt is Daredevil. Yes, I do believe we are headed towards full Born Again mode soon. But at this point, SCREW adapting the comics. That scene with Deborah Ann Woll and Vincent D'Onofrio is one of the greatest scenes ever played between two actors in the entire history of the MCU.

This is actually the first time Woll and D'Onofrio have shared a scene together on this show. Ms. Woll told reporters about it while filming the season, describing the feelings between Karen Page and Wilson Fisk as "a very Shakespearean mutual disgust for one another."

"As actors, I think we both have tremendous respect for one another and the opportunity to get to play with him in this brilliantly flamboyant performance that he gives which is very much a contrast to Karen, it was just great to get both of those energies in the room and see how they play off each other," Woll says. "It was a great day. It was a snowstorm out when we shot it, so it felt very like we were all stuck in this little sound stage. And the winds are roaring outside and the emotions were roaring inside. It's very cool."

- “God damn it, Karen. Don’t turn into Matt on me.” For the second episode in a row, Elden Henson gets the best line of dialogue.

- And there’s the Sister Maggie reveal we've all been waiting for! Shortly after her introduction in Born Again it was revealed that she was really Matt's mother. Although Matt didn't actually confirm that he knew to her until Guardian Devil. The way that initial reveal came about was a little different than here, though. There, Matt had already suspected she was his mother, and asked her point blank. She lied and said "no" but Matt knew it was a lie because her heartbeat jumped. Here, he overhears her praying to Jack Murdock, so it's similar enough in that the reveal came via Matt's heightened senses. 

Terrific way to end an already terrific episode. A candidate for the best hour in the history of all of these shows, really.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 9: Revelations

"Matt's already shaky world tilts when he learns a shocking truth. Karen runs for her life. Nadeem discovers how deep Fisk's influence runs."

- “Yeah, you knew.” I consider this to be an additional nod to how Matt learned the truth about Maggie in Born Again. He could tell from Father Lantom's heartbeat that he knew about Maggie all along.

The fact that Lantom spends his time hustling pool at Josie's is amazing. “Take your money and go!” is such a great way to defuse the tension...for a moment.

- The "origin" of Maggie Murdock differs slightly from that of the comics. There, she had already had Matt, and her post-partum depression led her to the church. Here, she broke her vows to be with Jack, and then the post-partum depression led her back to the church.

- Just a quick note about how insanely good this season is. The "turn in your badge and gun" moment is immediately flipped into a "holy fucking shit!" moment. Jay Ali should be up for some awards for this performance. What a wonderful character Ray Nadeem is turning out to be.

- It's good to see the old Crusher Creel poster is still hanging up in Fogwell’s Gym. It's even better to know that unlike season 2, we don't have to deal with the creepiness of Matt and Elektra having sex in the ring. Sorry, that gave me the skeeves.

- We finally get to hear Wilson Fisk referred to by the name we've all been waiting for: Kingpin.

- Among Fisk's rivals getting rounded up by the FBI is Annabella Sciorra as Rosalie Carbone! We met her briefly in the first season of The Punisher, again (even more briefly) in Luke Cage season 2, and I suspect we'll be seeing more of her soon. I'll try and identify the other folks soon...or you nice folks can do it for me. I don't mind.

- Y'know, I wasn't feeling the whole "ghost of Jack Murdock talks to Matt" thing until he morphed into Fisk and Matt went berserk. 

- So Matt is wrapping up with Muay Thai ropes. He means business. This isn't going to be fun for his opponent.

- Dex taking that guy out with the pencil is a classic Bullseye moment.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 10: Karen

"Hunted by Fisk and haunted by mistakes from her past, Karen seeks refuge at the church. Matt finally gets his shot, and Dex goes in for the kill."

- Well, we finally get the full picture of Karen Page's troubled past. And while we don't go the full Born Again opening with her (thank heavens), there's still just enough substance abuse, violence, seediness, and death to make it all feel like the hints and teases about the skeletons in her closet these last few years were worthwhile. What I especially like about this is how it isn't some lurid, crazy thing. Karen is someone who liked to party hard, perhaps too hard for her small town, and made some unfortunate choices that had serious consequences.

Although her crack to her brother about being one step away from "giving blowjobs for my next fix" is definitely a wink at the comics, as that is exactly what did end up happening there. 

- Sean Francis (@SeanFrancis) on Twitter pointed out something crazy to me. Karen's hometown of Fagan, VT may very well be a nod to Tom Fagan, a noted Bronze Age of comics letter writer who ran the Rutland, VT Halloween parade, which led to comics appearances. The greatly missed Comics Alliance has a great story on this, and it's just one of those wonderful tales of fandom past.

- Daredevil fighting Bullseye in a church is reminiscent of Guardian Devil. But Father Lantom taking a baton meant for Karen Page is a reversal of how Karen died in the that story, where she took a baton meant for Matt.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 11: Reunion

"Dex tries to run his prey to ground, Nedeem's conscience kicks in, and Fisk looks to recover a gift from Vanessa seized during his incarceration."

- Is this the first time we've seen Captain Strieber since The Defenders?

- It's downright disturbing seeing kindly Father Lantom laid out dead on the altar like that. Even if he was a pool shark. Nobody needs to die with a billy club sticking out of their chest.

The Kingpin press conference is completely ridiculous, and perhaps this season’s only misstep, but it sure does feel like perfect comic book logic. It's a little more on-the-nose than most of this season has been, but the score he really helps amp it up.

- Fisk later expressing sympathy for the woman who had a history with Nazi atrocities, however, means that even he is better than certain people in power these days. It reminds me slightly of Paul Sorvino's Eddie Valentine in the wonderful The Rocketeer, who decides that even though he's in the mafia, he's 100% American, and doesn't have time for any of Timothy Dalton's Nazi bullshit.

- "The only thing powerful enough to take down scumbags like him is the law." God damn it, Foggy. Stop showing up for like 10 minutes each episode and having the best, most inspiring moments.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 12: One Last Shot

"Fisk's long-awaited reunion doesn't go as planned. Nelson & Murdock take on a new client who holds key information on Kingpin."

- Was that...did Matt just crack a smile when Foggy said "Nelson & Murdock, Attorneys at Law?" Is that the first time he has almost smiled this entire season? What a great moment. Once again, Elden Henson to the rescue.

- Even though I initially thought there were no more Marvel Easter eggs to be found in Fogwell's, a bunch of you in the comments (and some nice folks on Twitter) all caught something I didn't! There's a poster for a "Parker vs. Morales" match. While I suppose that COULD be a coincidence...I doubt it. With Peter Parker and Miles Morales sharing the screen together in the upcoming (and extraordinary looking) animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, this is a fun little nod.

- “Can I get you anything else, sir?” ol' Dex sure has changed from the days when he was taking bites out of Fisk's dinner and calling him "convict" hasn't he?

- The exchange between Vanessa and Fisk is like a reverse of the "don't ask me about my business, Kay!" stuff from The Godfather.

- Other than that, not a lot of comics references in this episode, which is just fine. It's compelling enough on its own. I sure am gonna miss Ray, though. Jay Ali was absolutely brilliant. What a terrific performance, and a spectacular character.  Like a Greek tragedy playing out in the Marvel Universe.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 13: A New Napkin

"In the season finale, Matt prepares to cross the line, as Dex becomes more dangerous than ever, and Fisk enacts his endgame."

- That brief flashback hallucination that Fisk has seeing himself as a child is like something out of The Shining, isn't it?

- I can't tell because of the frost, but is one of those bodies in the freezer with Julie poor Melvin Potter? God damn it, I hope not. I feel so bad for that character and was hoping we'd see more of him.

- Bullseye's paralysis is something he went through for a period in the comics, as well. He got better, and as that final shot proves, he's going to here, as well. 

- Matt's eulogy for Father Lantom includes the words “man without fear,” which is, of course, Daredevil's comic book tagline.

- I have to appreciate Matt's joke at how Karen is "way more stable than Jessica Jones." You think he's still holding a grudge after she gave him such a hard time during The Defenders?

- Joanna down in the comments caught something very cool: the surgeon operating on Bullseye is apparently "Dr. Oyama." If this is Kenji Oyama, we're talking about Lord Dark Wind (first appearance: Daredevil #196 in 1983), who developed the process by which adamantium could be bound to bone (ala Wolverine). We can see that Bullseye is having his spine repaired with metal, and in the comics, Bullseye did indeed end up with an adamantium-laced skeleton courtesy of Lord Dark Wind!

I wrote in much more detail about what the ending means right here.

Spot anything I missed? Drop it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter and if it checks out, I'll keep updating this!

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Cassie Ventura Shades Diddy on Social Media After Breakup

The on-again, off-again romance between Cassie Ventura and Diddy seemed like it would never end. 

Now, however, it seems that they're off-again for good (for now). 

And Cassie has something to say about it -- in the form of a cryptic message that she posted to Instagram.

Cassie Ventura with Diddy at a Game

Cassie and Diddy used to break up all of the time.

One time their breakup resulted in the police being called after Diddy ran off to snoop through Cassie's phone, but they got back together.

Now, though, it looks like they're on the outs.

In fact, Diddy is dating again.

He was reportedly spotted with model Jocelyn Chew at Drake and Migos’ concert in Los Angeles less than two weeks ago.

It appears that Cassie doesn't care for that at all.

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Taking to Instagram, she shared a message that many perceived to be a jab at Diddy.

Or, more precisely, it may be a jab at any woman who might appear on his arm or flock to try to date him after this final split.

"F--k these hoes," Cassie shared.

Of course, it may be that she was just sharing a post directed at no one in particular, or very vaguely at people she doesn't like.

(Like when any Millennail or Gen Z person participates in that "it's over for you hoes" meme)

Naturally, a lot of her fans and followers connected her words with Diddy and their still recent split.

Diddy and Cassie Ventura, MET Gala 2018

Cassie and Diddy have been romantically linked since 2007, but went public with their romance in 2012.

Either way, that is a very long time to be entangled.

According to a report by People, this split didn't leave the two of them on bad terms.

"The decision was amicable and they remain friends," the insider says.

Remaining friends is well and good, but sometimes those bitter feelings rise up when the other party moves on.

"Cassie is going to focus on her music and acting career," the source reports.

Diddy and Cassie at 2017 MET Gala

Reports say that, all appearances to the contrary, Diddy is still single.

We don't expect either Cassie or Diddy to directly comment on this.

They were famously reluctant to speak on their relationship while they were together, so we don't expect that to change post-split.

But there are little signs that may indicate that there's more animosity than sources are willing to disclose.

For example, Cassie has unfollowed Diddy on Instagram.

That could point to bad blood ... or to her disinterest in seeing her famous ex's face pop up on her social media.

Diddy and Cassie Pic

So far, all that we really know is that their breakup is confirmed. That's it.

But consider that Cassie gave Diddy the best years of her life -- she is believed to have dated him from her early twenties and she is now 32.

With that in mind, it is easy to imagine that there may be some resentments, even if they are never voiced publicly.

In the mean time, fans and followers are going to read into every little move that either of them make -- in real life and on social media.

We think that Cassie probably knows that.

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Arrow Season 7 Episode 2 Review: The Longbow Hunters

The highly anticipated Longbow Hunters make their Arrow debut and they do not disappoint.

This Arrow review contains spoilers. 

Arrow Season 7 Episode 2

The Longbow Hunters finally arrive on Arrow , and with them they brought some sweet tech, a long overdue Diaz ass-kicking courtesy of one John Diggle, and some epic team-ups from some surprising pairs of women. The team concept came up a lot this episode – who’s on which one, does one even exist, and Diggle & Ollie’s attempts to do their best without the meaningful backup that they’re used to. After the schism of last season, an extended arc focused on healing those wounds in a real way and getting back to valuing their collective contributions could be a nice way forward.

Oliver is now navigating Slabside openly as the Green Arrow, which turns out to be a bit better than he thought it would. Oliver finds a way to keep his deal – he literally uses the shiv to get rid of York – without injuring or killing the guard, even though he’s been a rat bastard since day one. Yes, he gets the guy in huge trouble at work, but he tried other options first, and the guy deserved it for other prisoner brutality. Mostly I’m shocked that this gambit worked at all, given how crap our prison system is.

In flash-forward land, William and Roy are trying to unravel Oliver and Felicty's mysterious actions, while we try to understand how they got there from here. I sort of doubt Felicity and Ollie just ditched him for no good reason. The token Felicity left him from Thea turns out to be a GPS, and it looks like the writers are smartly doling out this story line in small, enticing morsels – don’t saturate the episode, and leave us wanting more. I remain cautiously optimistic about whatever labyrinthine set of circumstances led both of these men to Lian Yu, and their road back to Star City.

I’ve been skeptical about Laurel’s path toward redemption, full of stutter steps and awkward backtracks as it was last season. Arrow has wisely chosen the hardest road for her, which will ultimately be more convincing to the audience: winning Dinah over. On the surface the two have so much in common, which is part of what makes their pairing so promising. The sonic dampener tech from the opening made for a cool fight with Black Siren – she wasn’t counting on two canary cries, reinforcing the notion that they can only take down Diaz and the Longbow Hunters by being a team.

While I had seen artwork and casting for the Longbow Hunters, it still surprised me to see two interesting and capable women villains, which says a lot. Here’s hoping they never sleep with Oliver Queen. With a majority women writers room and an even gender split of directors for the first time in the show's history, I just might get my wish. 

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Diaz’s flame gun was cool as hell, and got even better when it turned he and Dig's fight into a flame train. Diggle was looking good out there – in a one on one fight, he nearly took Diaz out, in an incredibly satisfying beatdown. I hope more of the Longbow Hunters means more rough fights, slick tech, and visually arresting set pieces. I still have a lot of questions about our stylish new villains, namely, why does Felicity know the longbow hunters “better than anyone?”

Felicity is single-minded in her focus on Diaz, to the point where Curtis had to step in and finish the job and she walks away from Diggle and Argus so she can work with someone else whose sole focus is Diaz. Felicity’s singlemindedness is understandable, but it resurfaces an old problem: she has never been held to account for her near-constant digital espionage, and her willingness to do just about anything for Oliver, a trait that pushed her character to harm others like Curtis without thinking or ever apologizing in season 6. (Did she ever tell Curtis she blew their startup money? Isn’t that fraud? Isn’t it her fault he needs the Argus job in the first place?)

As much as I’ve struggled with the remnants of season 6 Felicity that are on display throughout this episode, if they were necessary to get us to this fed/felon duo, so be it. I am SO HERE for this Agent Watson/Felicity Smoak team-up! Agent Watson was criminally underused last season (get it?) – lots of build up, then she disappeared for most of the season and was MIA during most of the trial and cropped up for a random episode or two at the very end.

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Felicity is a character I have always loved, but who hasn’t always gotten the writing she deserves. It’s hard for those without capes not to feel like they’re second fiddle on superhero shows, and that goes double when they’re also a female significant other of a male hero. Felicity’s intelligence, perseverance and loyalty have always been what makes her special, and this team-up seems like a great way to showcase all three qualities, outside of the authority of Oliver or Diggle. If Rene, Curtis, or anyone else comes in to help on this mission, which seems likely, they’ll be answering to Felicity and Watson. This, this I like. Season 7 and Beth Schwartz, keep killing it, please.

Stray observations

Felicity’s new look was sadly short-lived. Come on, not even the septum piercing?

It's nice when details like the fact that William has an ex-boyfriend can be dropped casually. 

Can William get some therapy? The poor kid still has nightmares about his mother’s murder, making his trip to Lian Yu fraught AF.

Pour one out for Quentin Lance.

Dang, Oliver. It’s pretty metal to stab yourself in the stomach.

Is anyone else suspicious of Oliver’s new prison friend/barnacle? That guy makes me nervous. 

Keep up with all our Arrow season 7 reviews and news right here!

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Arrow Season 7 Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Episodes, Story, Villain, News, and Characters

The CW's original DC TV Universe show is still on target. Here's everything you need to know about Arrow Season 7!

Arrow Season 7 Release Date, News, Episodes, Reviews, Recaps
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Oct 23, 2018

Oliver Queen certainly hasn't failed his network. Arrow Season 7 is back on the CW!

Arrow kicked off the CW's incredible interconnected universe of DC superhero TV shows, and nobody, least of all this writer, would ever expect a show about Green Arrow would end up being one of the longest-running, most successful superhero TV shows in history. That's what happens when you get a great cast together and consistently deliver some of the most insane action and stuntwork on TV each week, now under new showrunner, Beth Schwartz.

“As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz in a statement. “By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come.”

Read our review of the most recent episode right here.

The next episode of Arrow is called "Crossing Lines" and it airs on Oct. 29. 

Here's the official synopsis:

"Still in prison, Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle (David Ramsey) asks Curtis (Echo Kellum) to go undercover for ARGUS."

Watch the trailer here...

Arrow Season 7 Episodes

Here's our ongoing, updated guide to Arrow season 7 episodes and reviews.

Arrow Season 7 Episode 1: Inmate 4587

"Following Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in Slabside Maximum Security Prison.  Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver is tested when he runs into old foes. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind but not everyone is following suit. With her focus on William (guest star Jack Moore), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) tries to start over but when someone from her past resurfaces, things become complicated."

airdate: 10/15/18

read our full review of the Arrow season 7 premiere right here.

Arrow Season 7 Episode 2: Longbow Hunters

"In order to track down Diaz from inside prison, Oliver realizes that will require aligning with an old enemy. Meanwhile, in Star City, Felicity’s attempts to root out Diaz are thwarted by Diggle, whose allegiance to A.R.G.U.S. now requires him to keep civilians like her on the outs. Realizing that she can no longer rely on her old team or old methods, a clear-eyed Felicity resolves to find a new way to go after Diaz."

airdate: 10/22/18

read our full review of "The Longbow Hunters" right here.

Arrow Season 7 Episode 3: Crossing Lines

"Still in prison, Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle (David Ramsey) asks Curtis (Echo Kellum) to go undercover for ARGUS."

airdate: 10/29/18

Arrow Season 7 Episode 4: Level Two

"Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a drastic move in his quest to find Diaz (Kirk Acevedo).  Like her husband, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) pulls out all the stops to get to Diaz.  Meanwhile, when arsonists target Rene’s (Rick Gonzalez) community center, injuring Zoe (guest star Eliza Faria) in the process, the mysterious new Green Arrow swoops in to help save the day.  Faced with pressure from the mayor to capture the vigilante, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) must decide if following the rules at all costs is the best plan to keep the city safe."

airdate: 11/5/18

Arrow Season 7 Episode 5: The Demon

airdate: 11/12/18

Arrow Season 7 Episode 6: TBA

airdate: 11/19/18

Arrow Season 7 Episode 7: TBA

airdate: 11/26/18

Arrow Season 7 Episode 8: TBA

airdate: 12/3/18

Arrow Season 7 Episode 9: Elseworlds

We also know when the Arrow chapter of this year's big Arrowverse crossover is taking place. The episode will air on December 10, and it's the second part of the three-part event. You can find more details here.

Arrow Season 7 Cast

Colton Haynes is confirmed for a return as Roy Harper/Arsenal, this time as a series regular. 

But so far all the big casting news comes in the form of the baddies...

Arrow Season 7 Villain

Well, for starters, Oliver is in jail, which isn't a great place to be when you've put a bunch of guys there. Here's the official word from WB:

Now that Oliver’s behind bars, he will come face to face with many of his former enemies, including Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Derek Sampson (Cody Runnels) and Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Vinnie Jones). With all three held in Slabside, Oliver will be forced to confront these and other villains he locked up while wearing the hood.

But long term? Get ready to meet the Longbow Hunters next year. These were the villains of one of the most important Green Arrow stories ever told, Mike Grell's Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, which basically set the tone for all the Green Arrow stories that would come after...including this show!

Ricardo Diaz is back, and he has recruited the Longbow Hunters to do some dirty work for him. They are...

  • Red Dart (Holly Elissa – Whistler), a ruthless and precise killer
  • Kodiak (Michael Jonsson – Van Helsing), a beast of a man with brute force
  • and Silencer (Miranda Edwards – The Magicians, Orphan Black), a master of stealth

Arrow Season 7 Story

Here's the first official synopsis for Arrow Season 7!

There has been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his Super Hero identity, but in the season six finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.

We have more details on the upcoming season right here.

Arrow Season 7 Characters

Based on some casting breakdowns, there seems to be a chance that Ted Kord/Blue Beetle will make an appearance on the show this year. We wrote about that in more detail right here.

That Hashtag Show previously had some character breakdowns that mostly indicate new characters who probably aren't from the comics, although one COULD be Lady Shiva, a known DC supervillain.

We'll update this with more information as it becomes available.

Mike Cecchini is the Editor in Chief of Den of Geek. You can read more of his work here. Follow him on Twitter @wayoutstuff.

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A Question That Boggles Megyn Kelly’s Mind: Why Is Blackface Racist?

And a question that boggles my mind is: Why is Megyn Kelly Today still on?

Another question that boggles my mind is: Why do I still watch all four hours of Today including Megyn Kelly’s shit show hour?

Megyn Kelly has already pissed some people off by mouth-sharting out about how she thinks the slutty Handmaid’s Tale costume is okay because it’s for Halloween, and anything goes during Halloween. And on today’s show, Megyn Kelly and three white panelists (Melissa Rivers, Jenna Bush Hager, and Jacob Soboroff) talked about Halloween costumes that have been banned by a university. Megyn Kelly brain-burping up her thoughts about offensive Halloween costumes and cultural appropriation? What could go wrong! NBC executives were either in the control room getting ready to jump on the delay button in case she said anything dumb, or they were getting ready to slap the delay button operator’s hand away in case she said anything dumb because that show needs the attention. Definitely the second one.

Megyn brought up a story about how the student union at the University of Kent in England wants to ban costumes that are racially and culturally offensive like cowboys, Harvey Weinstein, sombreros, Native Americans, and nuns. She started up the segment by saying, “I have to give you a fair warning, I’m a little fired up about Halloween costumes this morning, truly political correctness has run amok.” So Megyn Kelly was ready to go full Megyn Kelly on you PC tricks.

Megyn’s veins really throb with rage over Halloween costumes and she went off about being told what she can and cannot dress up as. Megyn wondered why blackface on Halloween is considered racist, and none of the other panelists straight-up let her know that it’s 100% racist, but Melissa Rivers said something about polite society. That polite society line probably made the ghost of Joan Rivers drop a 23AndMe test on Melissa’s front door to make sure they’re really related.

Megyn: But what is racist? Because you get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was okay as long you were dressing up as a character.

Jacob: If somebody feels like something is offensive to them, then you should say it and that’s fair game. And you should be able to take it.

Melissa: One of the things they mentioned is people dressing up like Nazis, if you think it’s offensive, it probably is. Whatever happened to just manners and polite society?

Megyn: On Halloween?! On Halloween? You’ve got guys running around with fake axes coming out of their head. It’s going to be jarring.

Melissa: But in polite society, someone would not think that dressing like a Nazi is okay.

Jenna: I think there are limits to how far you want to go, because you’re making people feel bad…

Melissa: Normal people kind of know where that line is.

Megyn Kelly was a 70s child, so while the likes of Paula Deen may have nodded in agreement with Megyn while lovingly looking at a picture on the mantel of her dressed in blackface as Aunt Jemima in 1976, others checked Megyn’s ass:

Megyn then brought up LuAnn de Lesseps from Real Housewives of New York City dressing up as Diana Ross (complete with darkened skin) and she couldn’t wrap her mind around why that’s wrong. Jacob piped in by saying he didn’t see the costume, but it sounds a little racist to him. To which, Jenna said, “Me too.” Megyn ignored them.

Even if Megyn Kelly took a course on why blackface is wrong and racist, she’d still be like, “But it’s HALLOWEEN!” The hill Megyn Kelly wants to die on is covered with blackface paint and stereotypical Native American costumes. So because of that, I’m wondering what Megyn Kelly is going to dress as for Halloween this year? Well, NBC could make her do redface, and by that I mean they could make her fill with red hot rage as Al Roker and Craig Melvin skip onto her set dressed as Santa Claus and Jesus.

The full messiness is below:

Pic: NBC

Meghan Markle Wore It Best: Her 33 Greatest Royal Style Moments

Meghan Markle’s 33 Best Royal Style Moments

Meghan Markle stepped onto the royal scene looking every inch a stylish modern day princess. Millions of woman took notice and soon tried to nab that Meghan Markle style. From tailored wrap coats to bateau necklines, Markle’s favorite looks haven’t disappointed as she cements her place as a style icon. After all the saying goes what “Meghan wore, women want.”

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Call it the Markle Sparkle. The Duchess of Sussex has sparked a frenzy with millions of mini-mes. Remember the infamous white coat from her engagement photo? Women around the world were so enamored with her look that the brand’s website was down for days.

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Dolly Parton Reveals That Jennifer Aniston Sang on Her Netflix Movie Dumplin’

Here’s something you probably never thought you’d hear: Dolly Parton just revealed that Jennifer Aniston sang on the new soundtrack for the Netflix film Dumplin’

Intrigued? Us too. 

According to Entertainment Tonight, Parton unveiled the soundtrack’s cover art and tracklist on Monday — showing that Aniston and costar Danielle Macdonald performed on a track titled “Push and Pull.” 

While the actresses were reportedly nervous to sing background vocals on the track, Parton insists they did a “great” job. 

 

It isn’t the first time Aniston has flexed her singing chops, and it apparently won’t be the last. In addition to bit singing scenes in 2001’s Rock Star and 2014’s Cake, Aniston has serenaded Ellen DeGeneres on the comedian’s daytime talk show before. 

She’s also set to star in the upcoming musical The Goree Girls, based on the true story of eight female prisoners-turned-country-western-act at the Texas Goree Prison in the 1940s. 

Which brings us back to Dumplin’

ICYMI, the movie Dumplin’ is a film adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by Julie Murphy. The book tells the story of Willowdean Dickson, a self-proclaimed “fat girl” who decides to empower herself by competing in her small town’s beauty pageant to prove she belongs just as much as any other girl. 

Not surprisingly, music plays a role in Dumplin’ — so it was understandably a big deal when Parton signed on to write new, original music for the film. 

As for how Aniston factors into the book-turned-film, she’ll play Rosie Dickson, the mother of Willowdean (played by Macdonald).

Also starring in the film will be Odeya Rush, Luke Benward, Maddie Baillio, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Dove Cameron, Harold Perrineau, Ginger Minj and Georgie Flores. 

 

While Dumplin’ doesn't hit theaters until Dec. 7, you don’t have to wait that long to hear Aniston’s pipes in it. The soundtrack will be released on Nov. 30, and pre-orders kick off on Nov. 2. 

In addition to “Push and Pull,” the 12-song album includes “Here I Am” with Sia, “Dumb Blonde” with Miranda Lambert and “Holdin’ on to You” with Elle King.

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So Pregnant! Meghan Markle Shows Off Huge Baby Bump In Long Blue Gown

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Meghan Markle finally looks pregnant! After weeks of waiting for a good shot of her baby bump, fans were able to see the Duchess of Sussex step out in Fiji wearing a long, elegant blue dress that perfectly displayed her belly! Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see the photos.

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Meet The Nude Melania Trump Music Video Instagram Model, Melanie Marden

There are some things that people are not sufficiently warned about when they decide to start portraying the wives of sitting presidents while they perform stripteases, and that is in regards to the number of death threats they will receive as a result. It can be assumed that a stripper will deal with a small number of death threats in their profession, they do deal with drunks on a constant basis, but those are usually few and far between. In the case of Melanie’s music video, she says she has received an unfathomable number of them.

Personally, I have never understood the act of threatening someone’s life. Why would you want to warn them and make the job harder for yourself? But what I understand even less is why anyone would threaten the life of someone for simply resembling someone else and choosing to take their clothes off?

If the people making the threats support Melania then shouldn’t they be happy to get a good look at the goods that look like hers? And if they do not support Melania then it is even stranger. I feel like a stripping First Lady is the kind of thing that would draw bipartisan support.

 

Photo Credit: Instagram 

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Ariana Grande Pays Tribute to Mac Miller One Week After Pete Davidson Split

It's been one full week since the world learned that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have ended their engagement.

The reasons for the split remain mysterious, though some ugly rumors about Pete's behavior in the final days of the relationship have made their way across the social media landscape.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at the VMAs

The only thing insiders seem to agree on in accounts they've offered to the media is that the death of Mac Miller played a role in Ariana's decision to end her relationship with Pete.

Grande and Miller dated for over two years and parted ways not long before the singer began her relationship with Davidson.

Last month, Miller died of an apparent overdose after struggling with addiction for several years.

Mac and Ariana

In the wake of her ex's passing, Grande has made it clear that despite the dissolution of their romantic relationship, her love for Miller remains intact.

And she's once again reminded fans of that fact with her latest Instagram story.

Grande posted a video she shot at last year's Academy Awards.

In the video, Miller is seen joking and smiling with Grande's mother and grandmother backstage.

Mac Miller at the Oscars

"I should have worn that for the night," Miller jokes while watching an interview with a flamboyantly-dressed Elton John.

At that point, Miller turns to Grande and laughs.

The singer overlaid the video with a small heart as a symbol of her affection for the departed rapper.

It's not the first time that Ari has paid tribute to Mac in the weeks since his passing.

After grieving away from the public eye for several days, Grande broke her silence last month when she posted the above video of Miller with the following caption:

"i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will," she wrote.

"i can't believe you aren't here anymore. i really can't wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i'm so mad, i'm so sad i don't know what to do."

Mac Miller on Stage

"you were my dearest friend. for so long," she continued.

"above anything else. i'm so sorry i couldn't fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.

"i hope you're okay now," Grande concluded "rest."

Our thoughts go out to Ariana and all of Mac's loved ones as they continue to mourn the passing of an incredibly gifted young man.

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Boo-Yeah! The 65 Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Heidi Klum and the Klum Clones at her annual Halloween bash.

As the temperatures start to dip, what certainly will be heating up are those celebrity Halloween costumes. Sure, some like to watch the leaves change as summer turns to fall, but for legions, it is all about All Hollows’ Eve and discovering what our favorite celebs are going to be dazzling us with as they attend Halloween parties from coast to coast.

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Several celebrities throw bashes of their own and for years now have blown us away with their own costume choices—most famously Heidi Klum.

You do not want to miss a single one of this sexy and spooky group. That’s right… these are the 65 celebrity Halloween costumes that are scary, sultry and even a few that are hauntingly hilarious. Matthew McConaughey as the Beast from Beauty and the Beast? Yes! Which of the Keeping up with the Kardashian stars made our list and how far will they drop our jaws with their own Hollywood Halloween version of shock and awe?!

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The calendar is inching closer to October 31 and that means one thing… celebrity costumes get the full salute. Yes, there even are a number of famous folks who achieved military majesty with their dress-up digs.

John Carpenter’s Original ‘Halloween’ Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment (VIDEO)

 

At long last, someone has recognized that the true monster of the Halloween franchise is Dr. Loomis.

The good folks over at Screen Junkies have thrown together another one of their Honest Trailers, and this time they’ve sharpened their knives for the original, first of its kind Halloween movie from way back in 1978. That’s right kids, they made movies before you were born, too.

While they do give the franchise a good ribbing for its insane titling policy, this is mostly focused on John Carpenter’s original masterpiece. It’s a lot of nit-picking like P.J. Soles saying “Totally” all the time and Michael Myers eating the dog—which admittedly never made sense—but they do acknowledge that every slasher film which followed borrowed elements more or less established in this film.

One could argue that Texas Chainsaw actually started the “virginal final girl” and “killer wears a mask” things, but Carpenter’s film went a long way toward making them tropes. I still haven’t see the Halloween that’s in theaters—and you guys were no help when I solicited opinions on it yesterday—but you can bet your bippy I’ll be watching the original in the next few days.

Halloween is available on all media formats, as is Halloween, though Halloween is still in theaters and probably won’t be on home video until Christmas time.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Gets Pushed Back to a New, More Familiar Release Date

Two summers ago—on June 2, 2017 to be exact—Wonder Woman lit the box office on fire and became a cultural phenomenon. It was a shame, then, that the sequel was going to be released next November, a time usually reserved for disappointing superhero movies like Thor: The Dark World and Justice League.

Thankfully, cooler heads have prevailed at Warner Brothers and they’re giving Patty Jenkins some more time to finish the film. Wonder Woman 1984 will now be released on June 5, 2020, as officially announced by the film’s star Gal Gadot on Twitter…

Wonder Woman’s definitely a summer franchise, and I’m glad to see they’ve realized that. In the film’s absence, the confusing as hell reboot of Charlie’s Angels starring Kristen and Patrick Stewart has jumped into Wonder Woman 1984’s original release date of November 1, 2019.

Awesome, that means I get to stay home next All Saints Day instead of going to see Wonder Woman in action in sweet 80s clothing and wigs galore. I can’t wait for that trip to the mall we’re taking in the movie.

Wonder Woman 1984 teases its hair on June 5, 2020.

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Ellen DeGeneres Has a New TV Show Coming Soon, & You’re Going to Love It

Fans of Ellen DeGeneres (and really, who isn’t at this point?) have yet another reason to love the daytime talk host — and this one involves a brand-new show. 

Before you get your hopes up too high, we should disclose that DeGeneres isn’t the host of this series. However, she tapped a very familiar face for the gig: Jeannie Klisiewicz, who’s best known on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as the person constantly surprising guests with life-changing gifts and prizes. 

 

The week before this news, DeGeneres began promoting a new show with Twitter called Best News Ever. In the promo clips for the social media series, Klisiewicz acts as the host. Her job? To facilitate breaking the “best news ever” to some unsuspecting (and super-lucky!) souls. For the first episode, Lea Michele joined Klisiewicz to give a young couple by the names of Sofia and Andre their very own epic gender reveal. 

First things first, Michele called the expectant parents — which judging by their faces could have been the best news ever on its own. After Michele explained she was in possession of their baby’s gender, Klisiewicz joined the call to explain they would ultimately be telling Sofia and Andre whether they were having a boy or girl. 

After a few short — and entirely unscientific but fun — tests to more accurately guess the baby’s gender, Michele and Klisiewicz revealed two chutes coming down from the ceiling above them. The one over Klisiewicz’s head was labeled “boy” and the one over Michele’s “girl.” Each had a pull-cord attached. 

 

The countdown commenced, the cords were pulled and — gush! — a flood of slime drenched Klisiewicz. It’s a boy! 

Again, the clearly overjoyed couple likely would have been content if the show had ended there. But the hosts weren’t finished yet. Michele pulled out a small blue gift bag to show the couple its contents: tickets for a babymoon. 

But wait. Why was the bag still so heavy, Michele wondered? Oh, yeah… because it also contained $10,000 in cash. 

Be forewarned: The moment Sofia and Andre receive these gifts will totally tug on your heartstrings. Of course, that’s’ the gist of the show it would seem. 

In a tweet after the episode, Klisiewicz said, “#BestNewsEver was so much fun! I can’t wait to do it again. If you know someone who’s waiting for big news, tell us here!” 

The couple gushed after the fact as well, with Sofia tweeting, “OMG!!!!!!!! Thank you guys so much for this wonderful surprise!!! We are all smiles watching this! You guys are the BEST! Thank you Ellen, Lea Michele Jeannie and the whole crew who made this possible.” 

For the rest of us, questions abound. Will there be a new celebrity host each week? What big news will be broken next? Even so, we’re already inclined to agree with the statement DeGeneres made on Monday: “This show is gonna be a lot of fun.” 

TERMINATOR Takes WONDER WOMAN 1984’s Old Release Spot; Will Now Go Up Against CHARLIE’S ANGELS

Deadpool director Tim Miller's upcoming Terminator movie has moved its release date up a few weeks from November 15 to November 1, 2019. This puts it in direct competition with the Charlie's Angels reboot.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 5 Review: The Perfect Game

The Kingpin learns about Bullseye’s dark past in Marvel's Daredevil season 3 episode 5 on Netflix.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 5 Review The Perfect Game
Review James Hunt
Oct 23, 2018

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

This Daredevil review contains spoilers.

Daredevil Season 3 Episode 2

Ooh, it’s a bold move to do an episode of Daredevil that barely has Daredevil in it, but I don’t need to tell you guys I am completely in the can for it. Of course, I didn’t expect for a second that Matt might actually die in the river but the knowledge that he would be back – and indeed, that he made it out somehow – was enough to keep me on edge for the entire episode.

There’s a certain coolness to the FBI turning up at Matt’s house demanding he show himself, not least because that has previously been Matt’s sanctuary. Once your enemies show up there, there’s no going back to it. Fisk trying to frame Matt is a cruel way for him to take revenge, but I do wonder if he realizes the extent to which Matt is trying to cut people off. Will it actually slow him down?

Foggy bringing Karen in on the matter of Matt’s alive-ness is a good way to show that the characters will be avoiding the mistakes of the past, at least. Matt might sincerely want to protect Karen, but Foggy knows from experience not to make Karen’s decisions for her. As a result, Foggy gets brought in on her secret: finally, we’re having the Wesley conversation, we might get to learn more about the darkness in Karen’s past too.

further reading - Daredevil Season 3 Villain Revealed: Wilson Bethel on Becoming Bullseye

The best sequence in the episode, though, was the Kingpin’s trawl through Dex’s past. The cinematic technique of having the Kingpin watching the events unfold silently as a way of dramatizing his search through audio tapes and paper files was surprisingly powerful, if only for the juxtaposition of his huge frame and predatory manner over the vulnerable and confused child version of Dex. It’s rare we talk about the ambition of a Netflix TV production, but between the long take sequence last episode and the unique spin on this flashback, it’s hard not to be impressed by just how unworkmanlike Daredevil is being.

Of course, the guy himself – the adult Dex – is manipulated quite expertly by the Kingpin, who does what he does best: manipulates his vulnerability. We can only assume that he knew Dex would fail to reconnect with Julie in anything other than a catastrophic way. You can say this for Daredevil: it might not be quick, but every scene is advancing some plot in a non-trivial way, and we really feel the consequences of how things play out. This is a show using its time well.

Agent Nadeem is also playing straight into Fisk’s hands. I’m unsure whether he’s going to get turned or whether he’s just too dumb and eager to see the forest for the trees. I believe he’s a good guy, but I’m not sure he’s doing the right thing by trusting Fisk to the extent that he is. One thing’s for sure: he’s inches away from a much bigger story than he realises, and knowing the storyline they’re playing with here I can’t help but wonder what direction things will go in.

further reading - Complete Daredevil Season 3 Marvel Comics References and Easter Egg Guide

Comics-wise, there are a few things to note in this episode. Firstly, Felix Manning first appears as a Fixer for the Kingpin in Born Again (Daredevil #230, 1986) and dies an issue later. More excitingly, this version of Bullseye’s backstory cobbles together its own ideas with the version from Bullseye: Greatest Hits (2004) where he’s a pitcher who deliberately kills a batter with a throw, and the version from Elektra #2 (1986) where he’s a kid with precocious aiming abilities.

further reading - Daredevil: A Bullseye Reading Order

The name, though, comes from a Bullseye miniseries of the same name from 2011 where he, er, spends a year away from crime as a baseball pitcher. Oh, and Dex’s baseball team has the Bullseye logo as their own. Will we see him wear it? The realist in me says probably not, but the comics nerd in me would love them to just own it. Guess we’ll find out…

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Will He Be Freed? Prisoner Bill Cosby Allowed To Petition Court For Bail

Bill Cosby lost his fight for a reduced sentence and a new trial after he was ordered to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand — but he has a glimmer of hope for at least a temporary release, RadarOnline.com can report.

According to Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County Court documents filed by Judge Steven T. O’Neill on October 23, the 81-year-old prisoner “has a qualified right to petition the court for bail pending appeal.”

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He was also given the opportunity to file a “direct appeal” to the Superior Court within 30 days of O’Neill’s order.

As Radar previously reported, Cosby was furious with his prison sentence, and hired a team of experts to work on freeing him from incarceration. Cosby believes “he’ll be home in no time,” a source told Radar last month. “He thinks the court won the battle, but the war has yet to begin.”

He is serving his time in SCI Phoenix, a notoriously rough facility.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Break Our Hearts, Delay Visit to America

Happy news for fans of the Royal Family and of Suits alike: Meghan Markle is pregnant, for real.

But there is less happy news for the Duchess' fans who live in the United States, because she and Prince Harry are delaying their visit.

The delay is because of her pregnancy. It will be worth the wait, however.

It's the Parents-to-Be!

TMZ reports that Meghan's royal pregnancy is putting the couple's plans to visit their fans across the pond on hold.

As you may remember, the two of them were originally planning to visit America in the spring of 2019.

Spring starts about five months from now.

Well, Meghan Markle's due date has been vaguely announced as being some time in the spring of 2019.

She'll want to avoid flying immediately before, during, and after giving birth -- for medical reasons but also for social reasons.

She may be the first American "princess," but actually giving birth stateside might be a little much for the British public.

In Sydney

Meghan and Harry's visit to the U.S. isn't being canceled, however -- merely postponed.

TMZ reports that the new plan has them hopping across tha Atlantic in the autumn of 2019.

It's not really a surprise that they're reconsidering plans.

Though Meghan and Harry went on their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji, they toned things down a little.

Of particular concern was Zika virus, which can be transferred via mosquito bites and cause devastating birth defects.

Royally Great

There is exciting news, however, because now, on their royal visit, they'll be expected to have their baby in tow.

Next fall, this royal baby will not only be born, but they could be as old as six months old.

What's more is that Meghan Markle is expected to still be an American citizen at that time.

She is still going through the process of becoming a British citizen.

Though there have been other Americans who have married into British nobility before, the process remains slow even for a Prince's wife.

Meghan Markle Breaks Tradition

Meghan's due date, though officially scheduled for the "spring," is said to be some time in the viscinity of May 2.

As a general rule, you don't want to fly within your first month after giving birth. These two are waiting longer than that for their journey.

But as eager as people are to see this very special royal baby, we hope that Meghan and Harry's stateside fans will be willing to wait.

A royal baby is exciting, but newborns are generally kind of boring.

If we're talking about a six-month old, though, fans could get to see a royal baby who is old enough to look around and understand a lot of what's being said.

Prince and Duchess

Of course, we imagine that a lot of their visit will be spent in Canada.

Canada still has official ties to the British Royal Family because Canada is part of the "Commonwealth of Nations."

Visiting isn't just a social call, it's about affirming ties in part of one of the world's oldest political associations between states.

(The United States would be in a similar position had it not been for the Revolutionary War)

This was also the reason for the couple's visit to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.

Ogling Her Prince

Meghan and Harry's visit to North America will be a big deal because of Meghan's heritage.

Some, including TMZ, have pointed out that Meghan's child could, in a very unlikely set of circumstances, become both British monarch and U.S. President.

Technically, this child will be in line to the throne.

Also technically, any American citizen -- as this child is expected to be at birth -- can become President.

But as entertaining as that idea may be, it would involve something unspeakably tragic happening to Prince William and all three of his children.

No one wants that.

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Ellen Pompeo Reflects on the Impact of Grey’s Anatomy in a Heartfelt Interview

Grey's Anatomy has had a lasting impact on many people. In fact, the show has touched numerous fans over the last 13 years. However, the cast has also been affected by the series. Ellen Pompeo, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC series, recently told Ellen DeGeneres that the show's impact on others has had a direct impact on her, professionally and personally. 

  Grey's Anatomy From the Beginning 

"Everywhere I go — whether it's Italy, whether it's France, London, Kansas — people come up to me with tears in their eyes and tell me how meaningful [Grey's Anatomy] is to them," Pompeo said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

"So I gotta keep doing it, man," Pompeo continued. "Because we're touching lives and making a difference," as the show did with one fan: a gay teenager. 

"A teenager was in the show and he was gay and he played a gay character on my show, and after we had filmed the whole entire episode, he said to me, 'You know, my whole life I've watched with my parents and I sort of used the show as a way to tell my parents that I was gay. And to show my parents that it's OK, that I'm not different, there's nothing wrong with me. And Grey's really helped my parents to understand what having a gay son meant and that it wasn't necessarily a bad thing,'" Pompeo explained. "'And for my parents to now see me as an actor getting a part on this show has just been everything.'"

This isn't the first time Pompeo has opened up about the show's impact on her and others. Earlier this month, Pompeo told Entertainment Tonight how much she appreciates Grey's Anatomy and respects the position she is in. "We are really, really touching people's lives. I see the effects of it everyday. I hear the stories. We really make a difference in people's lives," Pompeo said. And, "as an artist, to be able to touch people in a meaningful way, I don't take it for granted, that's for sure. I appreciate it."

When asked about a 16th season, Pompeo told DeGeneres fans can definitely expect more. "There's just no end in sight" for the medical drama. "The show is so popular." 

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Actin cytoskeleton remodeling protects tumor cells against immune attack

Cancer cells have evolved multiple escape strategies to circumvent the body's immune defenses such as the attack by Natural Killer (NK) cells which normally swiftly kill abnormal cells by releasing cytotoxic products. While studying breast cancer cell lines, scientists have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism that leaves tumor cells unharmed by NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity.

Yes, your pet can tell time

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Neurons reliably respond to straight lines

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Caitlyn Jenner Took A Stand Against Donald Trump’s Reported Plan To Erase Trans People

Caitlyn Jenner got a scary pre-Halloween surprise when she read the news and realized some fucked up shit might be about to go down that might actually affect her. In light of the recent New York Times revelation that Caitlyn’s ex-BFF Trump and his cronies are tossing around a plan that would essentially bibbidi-bobbidi-boo trans people from existence (by setting everybody’s gender in stone at birth), Caitlyn was put in a sticky wicket! Cait’s has already mildly reprimanded Trump and passed her MAGA hat collection off to Kanye, but this time she really means business. According to People, the gloves are off! Caitlyn not only re-posted a popular message on Twitter AND Instagram, she also used her immense privilege and power to get People Magazine to run a quote. The world doesn’t need another hero, you guys. We have Caitlyn.

Here’s Caitlyn’s pastel colored battle cry. Joan of Arc 2018 went so far as to tag THE ACTUAL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! Can you believe?!?! What grit, what nerve!

Caitlyn followed up this bold and self-sacrificing move (do you think she’s going to be invited to use the Women’s room at Trump Tower after this? I think not!), with a denouncement so stirring, so impassioned, and so urgent, it all but negates the time Caitlyn bragged about meeting with Paul Ryan and he wasn’t “not nice” to her face!

“The Trump administration has ferociously attacked my community again. Just as an FYI Mr. President— the military is the single largest employer of trans people in the world. This leaked memo is an unacceptable attack on my community,” Jenner, 68, told PEOPLE.

“We will not be erased!”

That does it, guys. Caitlyn’s solved it. Pack it up. Nothing more to see here. Those mid-term elections, forget ‘em! There’s no point. Caitlyn has already told the President TO HIS FACE (via Twitter and People Magazine) what she thinks of his whatever. I mean, Caitlyn doesn’t really need to be specific about anything, does she? Specificity is for poor people and uggos.

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Why TV Needs to Get Honest About Child Care & How It’s Handled

In 2013, during the long nursing sessions and endless nights that come with having an infant, my husband and I started watching Breaking Bad in marathon sessions, trading our months-old daughter between us. It was the first time we had watched a show as parents, and although we enjoyed the story and the action — it's still one of my favorite dramas — both of us were repeatedly distracted by one thing: Where was the baby?

One of the major subplots of the show is that inadvertent meth kingpin Walter White is juggling his new secret life as a criminal with a wife and family, which included his infant daughter, Holly. In many ways, Holly represents innocence and the depth to which Walter's family needs him, but crucially, she is often notably absent from scenes or silently tucked away in a carrier or crib. The Whites struggle with so much in their dramatic lives, but they had a baby the same age as ours, and their experience was enormously different. 

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At first, I thought this was a problem unique to Breaking Bad. As I continued to watch (and write about) television as a new parent, I found that it was more of an epidemic. Babies and children are often vital to a story and plot, but child care concerns were repeatedly, noticeably absent. 

I asked a group of female-identifying writers with kids if they had noticed the same thing, and a list of shows that ignore child care were quickly fired off, reaching back decades: Friends, Gilmore Girls, Shameless, The Good Wife, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Americans, Billions and The Big Bang Theory. Even shows that specifically center on parenting and children, like Parenthood and Jane the Virgin, came up. All of these shows had child characters that were, at various points, seen and not seen, cared and not exactly cared for. Why? 

Photo of Rachel Brosnahan in 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

I think that in a world where one-third of families have trouble finding child care for their children, 61% of kids get child care by someone other than their parents and infant care can cost more than college, our television needs to at least try a tiny bit to reflect the world we live in. 

It's a world where parents face months or years on child care waiting lists, not one where kids disappear when it's convenient. A world where many mothers have to leave work, the party, or the date when child care falls through, not one where babies silently sit in car seats under restaurant tables for hours. A world where having a baby really does change how you navigate life. 

How can we fix it? While I can't totally confirm that this is at the heart of the problem, I have a good guess that it has a lot to do with not having enough women in television writing rooms and not enough women creating shows in the first place. When you aren't the "default parent" — the parent who has to skip work when a child is home sick from school or who has eight babysitters in her phone contacts — the issue of child care simply isn't constantly on your mind, and therefore it's not going to be on the mind of the characters you bring to life. 

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The shows that are giving realistic child care storylines a good try, like GLOW and Jane the Virgin, are both created by women and noted for their women-filled writers' rooms. Obviously, we don't want our television shows to totally reflect real life — it can be an escape — and we don't necessarily want to watch a show where the main plot is a harried mother struggling to find a backup sitter, a licensed daycare or a just a moment to herself (we have plenty of that in our real lives). But what we do need is to have it present enough in our shows that it starts a conversation, or nods to the issues, or acknowledges the struggle. 

Television is a fantasy, yes, but it also reflects real life, real thoughts, real emotions, real conflicts. We connect with our favorite shows because we see ourselves in them; we see the characters feel our struggles and we identify with their worlds. If television did a better job of portraying what it's really like to care for a child, then perhaps these shows we love would be even better, even more accurate, even more embraced.  At the very least, it shouldn't be so distractingly obvious to new parents watching that we can't concentrate on the rest of the show, asking over and over, "But where's the baby?"

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The Auburn Tigers are known predominantly for their exploits on the football field, but the college baseball team is starting to get back to its brilliant best. The four-time college World Series finalists were crowned NCAA regional champions for the first time in almost two decades in 2018, and more of the same is expected from the Tigers in 2019.

Based on last year and last year alone, Auburn stand a great chance of reaching the Super Regional finals for the second season in succession. The Tigers were rampant against the Northeastern Huskies before thumping Army 12-1 to advance to the regional finals. Facing top seed North Carolina State, Auburn were widely regarded as outsiders but notched an impressive 15-7 victory.

Beating the Florida Gators was always going to be difficult but Auburn gave an excellent account of themselves, forcing a deciding Game Three after levelling the series up. The Tigers will now head into the 2019 season full of confidence after their exploits his year and it would take a brave man to write Auburn off ahead of the upcoming campaign. Watch this space, Butch Thompson’s side will take some stopping.

After defeating Auburn, Florida went on to feature in the College World Series as one of three schools representing the SEC. Unfortunately for the Gators, they lost in the first round and Auburn know that reaching the college showpiece will be no easy feat. Thompson is in his third year as Tigers head coach and that experience and knowledge of the organisation should give Auburn an edge in their pursuit of glory.

Prior to the 2014 college baseball season, the Auburn Tigers had a .598 winning percentage; one of the best at this level. That record has dropped slightly to .587 but there is still reason to be positive. Plenty of punters will be backing Auburn to seize their current opportunity with two hands as they look to cement their status as one of the best teams in the region. If nothing else, one thing is for sure: you won’t find too many college baseball fans writing Auburn off ahead of next season.

For the time being and during the rest of the offseason, supporters can watch the current Major League Baseball playoffs. There is still some time before the college campaign gets underway and Auburn supporters will be keeping a close eye on former Tigers throughout the postseason and beyond. The latest MLB betting odds have the Boston Red Sox at 7/4 to win the World Series, but anything can happen in sport.

Take the Auburn Tigers seriously when it comes to baseball next year. It might not be the top priority for the college but Auburn has the blueprint for success in place and we could see the Tigers claim a fifth College World Series appearance in 2019. Don’t go dismissing the Auburn Tigers just yet, they have developed a unique knack for winning as the underdog.

Plus-Sized Model Ayesha Perry-Iqbal Bares Her Super Curvy Bikini Bod In Poolside Candids

I appreciate that Ayesha Perry-Iqbal is practicing proper pool etiquette by draping her towel over the lounger that she is using. Why everyone cannot be as considerate is a question that I have been asking since I was a germophobic child.

Listen people, just because we are all at a public pool using our bodies like human teabags in bathtub of ass soup does not mean that we need to give up on all standards of living. Certain practices do need to be suspended in order to enjoy such things, but once the body is out of the water those same practices need to be reinstated.

Just because your body was submerged in water does not mean it is clean. And just because your body is wet does not mean that you are not sweating. You are, and it is gross. I understand that those rubber strips on the chairs do not absorb moisture like typical fabric would, but they also never get cleaned, just like the duvets at hotels. So please put a layer of something between yourself and the chair that someone else will be sitting in when you are done.

 

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Why Kelly Ripa Joked That Every Date With Mark Consuelos Is “Like a First Date”

What you see isn’t always what you get with Kelly Ripa, and her hubby Mark Consuelos knows that better than most. But hey, as Ripa tells, it keeps the longtime couple’s relationship young. 

“Every date with Mark is like a first date in your sophomore year of high school. Every date,” Ripa tells her best friend, Rachael Harris, in the first episode of her new Facebook Watch series Heads and Faces.

 

“Like, every date he’s like, ‘Is this OK? Is this OK? Is this OK? Can I touch you here? Can I touch you there?’” Ripa revealed before elaborating that it had more to do with the Live! host’s accessories, so to speak, than anything else. 

“He’s never sure what’s glued in, what’s clipped in, what’s actually a part of my body and what’s maybe just temporarily a part of my body,” she jokes. “When he undresses me, he’s the one that coined the phrase ‘I’m a human pinata.’ Because at the end of the night — and I don’t want to brag, but after a night with me — it’s like party favors all over the floor.”

Only, Ripa assures her friend it is anything but the kind of sexy fun it sounds like. “There’s false eyelashes, there’s hair extensions, there’s chicken cutlets, those are on the floor. You name it. Anything that I try to look like a female in person,” she jokes. 

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that marriage, no? 

In all seriousness, though, Ripa and Consuelos couldn’t be cuter together if they tried. This anecdote is simply the latest in a long line of instances in which the husband and wife show their support for each. 

 

You needn’t look far for proof, either — the two consistently gush over each other on Instagram. On Oct. 2, Consuelos posted a photo of Ripa to Instagram, captioning it, “Happy Birthday Sexy!! I love you like a kid loves cake!!”

In September, Ripa gave a shout-out to the couple’s love story, posting a picture of the pair on a beach somewhere. “We’ve left over a million sandy foot prints on various beaches over the past 23 years,” she mused, before joking, “We did the math. Well @instasuelos did the math. I don’t do math.”

 

The couple, who celebrated 22 years of marriage this May, eloped in Las Vegas in 1996 after meeting and falling in love on the set of the soap opera All My Children. 

Ripa and Consuelos have three kids: sons Michael, 21, and Joaquin, 15, and daughter Lola, 17. Michael has been starring on the hit CW series Riverdale as the younger version of Consuelos’ character, Hiram Lodge. 

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It’s confirmed. Someone engaged sexually with Amy Schumer. And it wasn’t even Louis C.K. Schumer’s surprisingly not-hideous husband miraculously was able to see her naked without doing this, and something about either her emasculating joyless personality or amorphous form excited him enough to explode a baby into her pussy. And that’s where babies come from. Hell.

Schumer was unable to announce her pregnancy like a normal human being, and instead rolled out the news on Instagram in conjunction with the political site newsnotnoise.org. It was basically an #ad. But nobody got anything. She initially posted a photo of her and hubby Chris Fischer’s faces copied and pasted onto the bodies of recently (and more famously) preggers Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with the caption:

About to announce some exciting news on @jessicayellin insta page. Please follow her for up to the minute #newsnotnoise she breaks down what’s really going on. She agreed to post a lil noise today for me! Follow her and VOTE!!

Jessica Yellin – who runs News Not Noise – posted Schumer’s midterm voting picks. And at the very bottom of the Notes screencap seen on Yellin’s Instagram Story, is the horrifying, ominous line “I’m pregnant-Amy Schumer.” As if this all wasn’t enough confirmation that the end is near, Schumer released an official (and hilarious!) statement to the Los Angeles Times:

Chris and I are thrilled and almost positive he’s the father. I look forward to competing with Markle every step of the way.

Wow. How is she always on. And how do I turn her off.

 

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Leave it to Amy Schumer to turn a birth announcement into a LOL-inducing occasion. Yep! The actor and her husband, Chris Fischer, are expecting their first child — and not surprisingly when you consider the mama-to-be, it is a laughing matter. 

“Chris and I are thrilled and almost positive he’s the father,” Schumer joked of the couple’s big news to the LA Times on Monday. “I look forward to competing with [Meghan] Markle every step of the way.” 

Schumer made the official announcement earlier in the day on Monday, teasing the news by photo-edited her and Fisher’s heads onto a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

“About to announce some exciting news on @jessicayellin insta page. Please follow her for up to the minute #newsnotnoise she breaks down what’s really going on. She agreed to post a lil noise today for me! Follow her and VOTE!!” Schumer wrote, pointing fans toward journalist Jessica Yellin’s Instagram profile. 

There, Yellin revealed the news via a Story, sharing a lengthy list of Schumer’s midterm election candidate recommendations for votes. To make sure followers didn’t miss the nonpolitical message discreetly embedded in the Story, Yellin included specific directives. 

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“I wanted to share some news from our community, maybe it’s noise but it’s happy noise,” she wrote. “So I’m not in the business of making voting recommendations, but these are the recommendations of Amy Schumer, one of the most consistent and earliest supporters of News Not Noise. Now read all the way to the bottom, you’ll see there’s some news down there.” 

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Below the line after Schumer’s recommendation for the Indiana Senate seat (Joe Donnelly, FYI), it read, “I’m pregnant — Amy Schumer.” 

No due date has been announced yet, but we know one thing the comedian has to look forward to in between here and there: conquering any pregnancy cravings that come her way. Fischer, whom Schumer married in a surprise ceremony last February, is a James Beard Award-winning chef.

Congrats to the parents-to-be!  

Something Honduran This Way Comes

 

Just in time for Halloween, a caravan  – resembling a scene from World War Z – of over four thousand mostly Hondurans is making the grueling trek across Mexico, planning to eventually seek asylum at US Border Patrol – the closest facility of which is located in McAllen, TX. If McAllen rings a bell, it’s because a smaller caravan of US hopefuls made its way north in April, leading to, most notably, families being separated at McAllen. Cumulating in what I think is the biggest missed sorority girl Halloween costume opportunity of 2018 – Sexy Crying Girl At Border. 

President Trump is rapidly firing off poorly researched information on the preferred social media platform for white nationalists and Kanye West – Twitter – claiming Democrat involvement in the organization of the caravan as well as potential Middle Eastern terrorists operating incognito within the caravan. But we actually have a surprising amount of data on the Hondurans working their way across Mexico:

The Department of Homeland Security is able to gather biometric data as migrants pass between the borders of Central American countries. A former senior intelligence official who continues to be briefed on current intelligence told NBC News that there is no evidence that any Middle Eastern terrorists are hiding in the caravan.

The primary issue isn’t terrorism. We already have countless emotionally unstable teens with guns and gang members with nothing to live for already. Sorry sir, the job’s been filled. The issue is what constitutes as being asylum-worthy. Not to mention the burden, chaos, and political fallout from dealing with thousands of Hondurans with nothing to offer this country besides Internet headlines, increased homelessness, and at best, unskilled manual labor. Also not to mention the fact that America – outside of some higher moral obligation from Above – isn’t indebted to Hondurans.

 

 

The country’s citizens suffer extreme poverty and high murder rates at the hands of a corrupt government. Of course they want to flee. What Would Jesus Do? Something. What Would A Successful Country Constrained By Twenty-First-Century Resources Do? Hasta la vista Hondurans.

Back to asylum-worthy. According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, an asylum-seeker must constitute as a refugee, meaning:

Any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

So practically all Hondurans. And Somalians. And millions of other people across the world. Also disenfranchised people living on our own soil. “Asylum” was created in good faith. It’s not synonymous with extortion. And now, the definition might need tweaking. If members of the caravan are simply staging a global protest to highlight extreme violence in South America, fine. Something needs to be done. Though – especially considering our geographically and culturally disparate nations – I hardly believe America is the country responsible for doing it. If members of the caravan actually want to bypass the marginally better Mexico to achieve the American Dream en masse, that’s on them. Get ready for crying girl at border 2.0.

America is a country of immigrants, so we can’t act like we’re above seeking safety and prosperity in a distant land as these Hondurans are attempting. After all, the Native Americans took us in. And look how well that panned out for them. 

 

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