TMZ.com 2018-10-19 03:40:00

By | October 19, 2018

“The Young and the Restless” star Max Ehrich is scared to death and in hiding, after a prominent real estate agent who allegedly became obsessed with him pulled a gun on him in a fit of rage. Sources connected to Ehrich tell TMZ, he looked …

TMZ.com 2018-10-19 03:30:00

By | October 19, 2018

Tekashi69 just got an unlikely new supporter in his corner — the 16-year-old he allegedly choked at a mall is now all about #Free6ix9ine. Tekashi’s lawyer, Carl Moore, tells TMZ … Santiago Albarran showed up for a hearing Thursday in&he…

TMZ.com 2018-10-19 03:20:00

By | October 19, 2018

Two badass chicks have become fast friends with UFC superstar Cris “Cyborg” Justino taking Danielle Bregoli under her wing … and an MMA future for the young rapper could be next!  Bregoli — aka rapper Bhad Bhabie — recruited Cyborg for…

Nike Is Readying the Air VaporMax 2.0 “Zebra”

By | October 19, 2018

After images of a new Air VaporMax 2.0Vast Grey” model began surfacing this week, comes news of Nike preparing to drop yet another version of the contemporary runner. Spotted above in an intricate mix of black and white, the new “Zebra” colorway is believed to be part of a larger animal-themed pack scheduled to arrive later this fall.

Complementing the contrasting-hued Primeknit upper are black and white zebra stripes hitting the perforated heel counter. Finishing up the new rendition is the black side Swoosh, tongue tab branding, striped heel pull tab and blacked-out sole unit. Set to a retail price of $190 USD, you can look for the Air VaporMax 2.0 “Zebra” at select stores overseas starting October 19 with a stateside release expected soon.

In other sneaker news, the adidas Yung-1 will release in “Sesame/Grey Five” next month.

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Tyler, The Creator Is Planning to Launch a Golf Home Line

By | October 19, 2018

Tyler, The Creator has a lot of new projects in the pipeline. In addition to recently signing a new TV production deal with Sony, the creative artist has now revealed plans to launch a Golf Home line.

In an interview with Fast Company, Tyler dropped a note that his Golf Wang imprint is expanding into the home decor category, “likely launching a Golf Home line in 2019.” Though no details about this new design project have yet to release, Fast Company notes that Tyler will be “significantly increasing the number of products that his own fashion label, Golf Wang, will release in the coming year.”

In related news, the GOLF le FLEUR* x Converse Chuck Taylor “Burlap” pack received an official look and release date.

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POPSUGAR Celebrity 2018-10-19 02:00:05

By | October 19, 2018

Warning: massive spoilers for Halloween lie ahead!
It’s pretty common for horror movies to leave room for a sequel, but the whole ordeal can be very tricky. Some horror films work better as standalone films, but some are just screaming for a follow-up…

POPSUGAR Celebrity 2018-10-19 01:50:04

By | October 19, 2018

Warning: Spoilers AND vivid descriptions of Halloween’s horrors ahead!
There’s a reason the new Halloween reboot is rated R. The film (which is technically just an alternative sequel to the original 1978 film) really is a tribute to the original in so…

RIMOWA and Aesop Launch Limited Edition Köln Travel Kit

By | October 19, 2018

Luxury luggage-maker RIMOWA has teamed up with Australian beauty label Aesop for a limited edition Köln Travel Kit of grooming essentials. The collaborative set marries both labels’ sleek design aesthetic and dedication to quality of product for the jet-set life.

The Köln Travel Kit features nine, travel-sized Aesop products for skin, hair, body and teeth packaged in a miniature RIMOWA aluminum shell suitcase, inspired by the RIMOWA Travel Humidor. Included are Aesop best-sellers such as the Classic Shampoo and Conditioner, Geranium Leaf Body Balm and Cleanser, Parsley Seed face products, Mouthwash and Toothpaste, and more.

The Köln Travel Kit by RIMOWA and Aesop will launch on October 26, retailing for $540 USD, at Aesop’s website and RIMOWA’s website, as well as select Aesop and RIMOWA locations.

In case you missed it, the Off-White™ x RIMOWA essential white and black suitcases released at HYPEFEST.

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Stream Lil Yachty’s Highly-Anticipated ‘Nuthin’ 2 Prove’ Album

By | October 19, 2018

Keeping true to his word, Lil Yachty dropped his brand new album Nuthin’ 2 Prove just like he said he would one week ago today. The Atlanta rapper has had a busy run of things this year, dropping his final capsule collection alongside Nautica and releasing his Birthday Mix 3 mixtape, amongst so much more, with the new project adding on to his laundry list of accomplishments.

Comprised of 15 tracks, Yachty’s new project proves powerful on features alone, boasting collabs alongside such names as, Playboi Carti, Lil Baby, Cardi B, Offset, Trippie Redd and others. As can be expected, Nuthin’ 2 Prove touches on a full spectrum of topics, including respect, money, women and fashion.

Be sure to stream Lil Yachty’s Nuthin’ 2 Prove below. Meanwhile, Gucci Mane & Lil Pump reconnected to party hard for new “Kept Back” video.

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2019 Acura NSX First Drive: Complicated Emotions

By | October 19, 2018

As the chief engineer of the 2019 Acura NSX program, Satoshi Mizukami’s main goal of this year’s refresh is, as he puts it, “more emotional involvement.” Judging by my brief time with him, I’d say he’s living evidence of accomplishing this goal.

I’m riding shotgun with Mizukami as he pilots a 2019 Acura NSX around the Winding Road course at Honda’s Takasu Proving Ground in Hokkaido, Japan. Inspired by the mother of all test tracks—the Nurburgring—Winding Road is a deviously treacherous course. It features 17 corners (many of them blind) and 188 feet of total elevation change, with the majority of the circuit cloaked under a claustrophobic canopy of trees.

There’s also plenty of road imperfections, as I’m about to discover. We’re approaching a curve at a rapid clip. Mizukami stabs the brakes, saws the wheel left, then just as quickly tugs it hard to the right. The NSX straightens out just as we crest a hill and take flight.

“Jump!” he cries, as the NSX launches several feet before returning to the pavement. But the NSX, like Mizukami, is unflappable. The suspension absorbs the impact with little drama, and Mizukami rolls back on the throttle. That he’s enjoying this romp is obvious. What’s less obvious, he hopes, is the technology conspiring to make it possible.

Three years after its introduction, the NSX heads into 2019 with a raft of improvements across the board. Exterior changes are subtle: The lip of the beak above the grille is now body-colored instead of silver, while high-gloss trim replaces the previously matte finishes found throughout the body. Want even more glossy trim? Opt for one of the exterior carbon fiber packages for the ultimate in shiny, woven flair. If that’s not enough, a retina-searing Thermal Orange paint color is now available. Complete the look with orange calipers on available carbon-ceramic brakes—a $10,600 option. Gulp.

At least four-way power seats are now standard and can be outfitted in a swanky new Indigo Blue theme. Other previously optional equipment, including premium audio and satellite navigation, are also now standard, though frustratingly, there’s still no volume knob.



But, one might argue, why the need for a volume knob when there’s a 500-hp twin-turbo V-6 bellowing just inches from your head? This sensorial immediacy has always been the hallmark of a mid-engine sports car. As before, the V-6 is paired with a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic and electric motor, both driving the rear axle. Two smaller electric motors (known as TMU, or twin-motor unit) are housed in the front axle to offer additional thrust, giving the NSX a total power output of 573 hp. Operating independently, these motors can infinitely vary the torque to each front wheel in order to enhance turn-in precision around corners. This dual-axle power delivery gives the NSX through-the-road all-wheel drive.

Although power output remains the same as before, Acura made a number of handling tweaks. Stabilizer bars are larger at both ends, increasing front stiffness by 26 percent and the rear by 19 percent, augmented by rear toe link bushings that are 21 percent stiffer. New Continental SportContact 6 tires, developed exclusively for the NSX, take advantage of this stiffer setup. Acura claims that all of these improvements add up to net a lap time around the Suzuka Circuit that’s nearly 2 seconds faster than the 2017 model.

When Mizukami discusses the importance of driver involvement, it’s hard not to compare the current NSX to its groundbreaking predecessor (especially when Acura has a 2001 Type S on hand for me to sample). Although it might be most famous for being billed as the world’s first “everyday supercar,” the original NSX is also a brilliant communicator, featuring a taut chassis and a hungry-sounding, high-revving, naturally aspirated engine. Simplicity rules—there’s no barrier between the driver and the performance potential of this superb combination. But today, the rubric has changed. Demanding the simplicity of the original NSX in 2019 is like wanting a Shamrock Shake to taste the same as it did when you were 6 years old. It’s not going to happen.

Yet it evokes a sensation of raw tactility that Mizukami still wants to deliver within this high-tech package. Hybrids can be funny creatures: Those electric motors, so potent with torque, can also act as a filter to these feelings, especially when asked to play nicely with an internal combustion engine. Economy-minded cars dial in some elasticity between the two as a solution. But with the NSX, the opposite is required. Every input should feel direct, consistent, and predictable. Particularly on the track.

So in addition to the hardware, Mizukami and his team also dove into the software, fine-tuning the programming of the hybrid powertrain, magnetic-ride suspension, power steering, and stability control systems to improve, as Mizukami says, “the feel-good factor.”

As before, the NSX offers a big, fat knob in the console labeled “Dynamic Mode” with four settings: Quiet, Sport, Sport+, and Track. Track mode is the only choice here if I want to have any chance of keeping up with Mizukami as we play lead/follow around Winding Road—it quickens shifts by 40 milliseconds compared to Sport+ and administers a tranquilizer dart to the stability control intervention. Pressing the stability control button for 6 seconds would deliver a total knockout to the systems, but I’m merely feeling competitive, not suicidal. The safety net remains, albeit loosened.

Mizukami wastes no time, expecting that I’ll keep pace. I have a general rule in lead/follow situations: If the car ahead of me doesn’t brake, then I don’t, either. It’s easier said than done, especially since he knows every single one of these curves intimately,

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