Author: Zechariah Rowland

God bless America… or what’s left of it. The chilling first trailer for writer-director Alex Garland’s upcoming film Civil War debuted Wednesday, and it offers a scary vision of America’s future. The film’s plot is being kept under wraps, with a new logline only describing it as a “a race to the White House in a near-future America balanced on the razor’s edge” — but the trailer offers some answers about the bleak state of things. News clips in the trailer tell us 19 states have seceded, the U.S. army has ramped up activity, and there are mentions of something referred to as…

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Ahead of new film Eileen, we look at the actor’s best roles, from fireworks and fisticuffs to sensuality and seduction 20. Becoming Jane (2007) Not Anne Hathaway’s finest hour, this formulaic Austen biopic from Miramax has Hathaway in excessively fragrant and phoney mode as the gorgeous novelist drawn to James McAvoy’s passionate, penniless lawyer, while being wooed by Laurence Fox’s snooty toff. No prizes for guessing who she picks. Hathaway, in no particular order, smiles, trembles and pouts. Not to worry: her lapse in concentration was a one-off. 19. Song One (2014) This New York-set romcom is admittedly short on…

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Rookie boy band WHIB made an ambitious entry into the world of K-pop, aiming to follow the legacy of legendary K-pop boy bands. “We have many different K-pop artists that we adore and have as our role models, and we also hope that WHIB will follow in the footsteps of BTS, Seventeen, Stray Kids and NCT,” member Jinbeom said during the band’s debut showcase held Wednesday in western Seoul, ahead of the release of its debut single “Cut-Out.” The eight-member boy band WHIB — with Jayder, Haseung, Jinbeom, Ugeon, Leejeong, Jaeha, Inhong and Wonjun — is the first boy band to debut…

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Carine Roitfeld, 69, said Kardashian’s brand of stardom initially alienated her from the world of fashion The former editor of French Vogue has said fashion designers did not want to dress Kim Kardashian because of her “cheesy” reality TV background. Considered among the world’s most influential magazine editors and stylists, Carine Roitfeld, 69, is the founder of the CR Fashion Book. The biannual magazine is known for its provocative covers featuring some of the world’s biggest stars including Rihanna, Cher, Beyonce, Naomi Campbell, and Kardashian. Despite the suggestion that 43-year-old Kardashian was being shunned by the world’s leading design houses, “the grande dame” of French…

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Momoa will follow ‘Wonka’ star Timothée Chalamet, who will host next week. Jason Momoa is returning to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live. The Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom star will host the late-night sketch series on Nov. 18. The show will mark Momoa’s second hosting gig on SNL, where he’ll be joined by musical guest Tate McRae. The move comes as Momoa readies to promote the long-delayed Lost Kingdom, which will wash ashore into theaters Dec. 22. Before Momoa’s turn on the SNL stage, his holiday season box office rival Timothée Chalamet, whose musical Wonka opens Dec. 15, will host the show. Chalamet will be joined by musical guest…

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Major K-pop music awards are preparing to recognize musicians’ achievements in the past year, starting in November. The 2023 MAMA Awards will take place on Nov. 28 and 29 at the Tokyo Dome. It will be the first Korean award ceremony to take place at the Tokyo Dome. The ceremony was held in several countries around Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong. K-pop artist Jeon Somi and actor Park Bo-gum will return as hosts for this year’s ceremony, the organizer CJ ENM said Thursday. The two stars hosted the ceremony last year. Jeon will be hosting the first day and…

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Kourtney Kardashian Barker is looking back at her pregnancy as she awaits the arrival of her baby boy Kourtney Kardashian Barker can’t wait to parent alongside husband Travis Barker. Appearing on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair Italia, the soon-to-be mom of four, 44, shared some of her favorite things about being a mom. “I love experiencing life through their eyes and doing with them all the things I did as a child. Going to Disneyland or even just touching sand for the first time,” she shared. “I love creating traditions and memories and making everyday things feel special and…

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Walker Hayes is proudly declaring his Swiftie status on his New Money EP. The eight-song record ends with a track titled, “Taylor Swift,” which chronicles his experience trying to secure tickets to the 33-year-old singer’s Eras Tour. “Two Taylor Swift concert ticket stubs / Cost me more than my mortgage goes / And that was before T-shirts, cokes and popcorn /But, hey, I mean how many times does your little girl turn 9?” Hayes, 43, croons in the first verse. “Dave Ramsey wouldn’t like it/ But it was priceless watchin’ her watch her hero, singin’ every single word to every song.” He continues: “In the nosebleeds, smilin’ like we have VIP passes…

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The space of new luxury brand ambassadors, especially from K-pop groups, continues as SEVENTEEN’s DK has been announced as Bally’s new global brand ambassador. By bringing DK into the fold, the Swiss luxury house furthers its roster of multifaceted ambassadors. With the new partnership, DK will star in Bally’s Spring/Summer 2024 campaign alongside other global brand activations. This past February, DK made an exclusive appearance at the house’s Fall/Winter 2023 show. So now the new partnership takes their relationship a step further. “We are proud to welcome the multi-faceted performer DK of the iconic band SEVENTEEN as our latest global…

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Boy band Seventeen is set for a grand finale to a busy year with its 11th EP Seventeenth Heaven, its agency announced this week. Pledis Entertainment said the group’s next release would be Seventeenth Heaven on Oct 23. The agency unveiled a poster that showed a red festival wristband with Seventeen’s name and the new album title written around it. Seventeenth Heaven will be the group’s first release since its record-setting album FML in April. The album racked up 4.55 million units in a week, the highest first-week sales in K-pop history. It went onto become the first Korean album…

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