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Macaulay Culkin Refuses to Watch Home Alone, and He Has a Very Good Reason

All of the Home Alone movies have pretty much reached classic status, with many people religiously marathon-ing them around the holidays. But for star Macaulay Culkin, that is not the case. During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 37-year-old actor admitted he actually doesn’t tune in when the movies come on.

“I’ve had people want to sit down and watch it with me,” he explained. “I can’t watch it the same way other people do.” Culkin revealed that when he does watch, he thinks more about his time on set than the actual plot of the movies. Culkin also said that when holiday season arrives, he tries not to leave his house. “Yes, I definitely don’t,” he said. “It’s my season . . . Macaulay season. I try to go out less and less around that time of year.”

And why’s that? Well, one of the reasons behind his decision is because so many people ask him to re-create his famous scared expression from Home Alone, with his hands clasped on either side of his face. “I’ve been there, done that already, guys,” he said. Watch what else he had to say about his Home Alone fame in the video above!

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Shirtless Charlie Hunnam Splashes Around in Hawaii With a Mystery Brunette

Charlie Hunnam has been busy working on his new movie, Triple Frontier, in Hawaii, and on Sunday, he took a break from filming and returned to the beach – only this time, he wasn’t alone. The 38-year-old British actor was accompanied by a mystery brunette woman, and the two appeared to have a blast as they splashed around in the water and chatted on the sand. Charlie also debuted some new ink on his right arm, which appears to be a drawing of an angel. It’s possible that the woman is just one of Charlie’s good friends. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but until then, please enjoy Charlie in all his shirtless glory.

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5 Things You Should Know About Westworld Star Jimmi Simpson

From earning a BAFTA nomination for his role on the “USS Callister” episode of Black Mirror, to starring in HBO’s Westworld (which returned on Sunday), to appearing in USA’s Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., it’s been a huge year for Jimmi Simpson. But the 42-year-old actor has been at it for awhile, starring in a number of films and TV series including movies like White House Down, Date Night, and Zodiac, along with shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and House of Cards.

Simpson has more than proven his acting chops, and it’s time to get to know him!

  1. Acting has long been a goal of his. He graduated from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts in theater, and acted for four seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts after graduating. He starred alongside Jason Biggs in the 2000 teen comedy Loser for his onscreen debut.
  2. He’s a big fan of furry friends, particularly dogs. Simpson is all about sharing all the cuteness of the four-legged buddies in his life by posting photos of them on his Instagram. Whether it’s an awesome painting of his late doggo and best friend Mouse, or an adorable shot of his “neph-pooch” in costume while with him on set, you can count on him bringing all the fuzzy adorableness you could ask for to his feed.
  3. His family has had enough of him playing creepy characters in his films and shows. In a recent interview with Seth Meyers, he joked, “My dad’s line always is, ‘Are you playing another creep?,’ and my mom’s line always is, ‘Doesn’t Hollywood know you’re a nice man?’”
  4. He’s not shy about standing up for equal rights. Simpson participated in the 2018 Women’s March alongside his Unsolved costars, noting, “The only thing better than being a part of an important and pertinent show like #Unsolved is the fact that the men I’m working with are as passionate as I am about ending the archaic oppression of human women.” He also publicly campaigns for Planned Parenthood.
  5. Yes, you’ve seen him on Letterman. David Letterman’s team recruited him to play the character of “Lyle the Intern” on the David Letterman Show after seeing him on stage at a Broadway play. “The two writers at the time, the Stangel brothers, were walking by my theater and they had just conceived the idea of having an asshole come on stage as an intern of Dave. And they saw my face and they said, ‘That looks like our guy,’” he explained in a 2016 interview with The AV Club.

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Rick Ross To Launch His Own Line of Grooming Products

Rick Ross is rarely seen without a healthy beard, which provided the inspiration necessary for the rapper to launch RICH, a line of grooming products aimed at men with facial hair. Encompassing everything from beard oil and aftershave balm to shower staples like body wash, shampoo and conditioner, the collection was dubbed “the boss experience” by Ross, due to the makeup of each item. Infused with a blend of hemp-seed, Champagne extract, and caviar extract, the goods are purported to moisturize, soothe, fight wrinkles and protect against UV rays.

Look for the RICH lineup to hit Sally Beauty Supply in July for roughly $13 USD to $15 USD apiece — head to the RICH website for more info.

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adidas Originals Drops EQT Bask ADV in Two New Colorways

First appearing late last year, the adidas Originals EQT Bask ADV is back in a pair of subtle new colorways. Offered in “Running White/Trace Scarlet” and “Core Black/Blue Tint,” the sneakers boast mostly tonal makeups, accented by bold pops of color. Limited to adidas‘s Three Stripes on the midsole and striping on the heel panel, the contrasting colors break up the otherwise all-over white and black shoes. Everything else, from the Primeknit and mesh uppers to the laces to the sockliner, is executed in a single monochrome shade.

Grab a pair of the new EQT Bask ADV sneakers from Kinetics’ web store. Most recently, Kinetics’ parent company, atmos, linked up with adidas for a Japanese-exclusive collaborative EQT.

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Samsung Patents Video Chat via 3D AR Emoji

A patent revealed last week has sparked rumors that Samsung’s AR Emoji were created to contend with bandwidth issues during live videos. According to PatentlyMobile, Samsung saw no fix in the foreseeable future for the high bandwidth needed to send, receive, and stream live videos.

The patent reads: “Existing video communication systems typically require high bandwidth and are inherently high latency as entire image sequences need to be generated and compressed before transmitting the signal to another device.” Although AR Emoji can’t be used to video chat, its tech could make use of avatars through video instead of direct face-to-face conversation.

In related news, the Samsung’s DeX Pad is now available for preorder.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William Are in Complete Awe of Their New Baby in This Adorable Video

Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed a baby boy on Monday, April 23, and they had just about every person across the globe feeling emotional. Less than 10 hours after Kate gave birth, the couple posed for photos with the new prince outside of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital looking as stylish as ever.

Just when we thought the photos of the new baby were too cute to handle, we saw the video footage of the royal appearance, sending our hearts into complete overdrive. In the video above, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in complete awe of their newest addition, swooning over each other and the baby in Kate’s arms. We’re not lip-reading experts, but these two have the look of love written all over them. We can’t wait to see more of the new royal baby and the adorable family of five!

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adidas Originals Drops Second Contemporary Timepiece Collection

After the range’s expansive first drop, adidas Originals follows up with a new variety of PROCESS watches. Encompassing both iterations, the release offers a host of bright SP1 models and a pair of rugged W2s.

The SP1 offers a minimal design, with all details stripped from the faces, aside from lines that indicate the hour, and an all-over tonal colorway. Meanwhile, the W2 boasts a more traditional design, hosting a matte silver or black metal case and tonal webbing band. Naturally both style feature appropriately-understated adidas branding.

Shop the entire range of adidas Originals timepieces over on the adidas Watches website. For more summertime wristwear, Luminox recently debuted over a dozen new models.

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Harry Potter: Where Are All the Kids Now?

The Harry Potter movies are still favorites of ours (evidence here), so it’s exciting to see how the stars, especially the young students of Hogwarts, have grown up and moved on with their careers. While not everyone has chosen to keep acting, lots of them have thrown themselves into post-Potter projects. Yes, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson are doing high-profile stuff, but did you know that there are Game of Thrones and Star Wars cast members? Check in with everyone now!

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KAWS Reveals Sketches for Upcoming Union Collaboration

This past February, Chris Gibbs announced forthcoming partnerships to celebrate the launch of the Union Tokyo store. This time around, KAWS just took to Instagram to announce his upcoming apparel collaboration with the imprint. The Brooklyn-based artist shared a video revealing sketches of his signature Companion character and “Union Tokyo” in bubble lettering. “I made this drawing for my friend @chrisunion [Chris Gibbs] who just opened UNION Japan,” said KAWS in the caption. Having added that the label already created several T-shirts and sweatshirts for the anticipated collab.

All items are slated for release at Union Tokyo this April 28. A Union L.A. launch will follow on April 30. Check out the Instagram post below.

In related news, KAWS is set to release his “SEEING/WATCHING” merch this week.

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Iskra Lawrence Brought Summer Style to Beautycon

Is there any treat more quintessentially summer than those Popsicle Firecracker ice pops? You know the ones: chaped like a rocket, with cherry red, white and blue flavors (what are the flavors of the blue and white?). Between the bright colors and the cooling effect of the popsicle, they’re …

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24 People Who Are JUST as Confused by the Westworld Premiere as You Are

Now that the second season of Westworld has arrived, we have a bit more information about this mysterious and deadly theme park. We finally know a little more about that whole Peter Abernathy situation, as well as where the park is actually located and what’s up with Maeve’s daughter. We even have a resurgence of the haunting phrase that kicked off this whole ordeal in the first place!

But you know what we collectively don’t have in the wake of the crazy first episode? Any f*cking idea about what’s really going on. If you were confused by the events of the premiere, you are absolutely not alone. In fact, I’d venture to say you’re in the majority. To help you feel better about your complete and utter confusion, we’ve collected a handful of reactions that very hilariously illustrate this new Westworld mindf*ck.

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Amazon Is Working on a Top Secret Home Robot Project

Amazon is set to develop personal androids that perform everyday household chores. Codenamed “Vesta,” the robot has been in development by Amazon’s Lab126 division for some time and the company recently hired robotics to speed up manufacturing.

It’s been rumored the robot will roam using autonomous tech and will listen for users to give it commands like the Echo. First testing, which involves putting the Vesta in select employees’ households, will begin around the end of the year. There is currently no information on whether Amazon plans to release the product to the public, although smaller, less advanced equivalents from ASUS and Kuri have recently been announced.

In related news, Amazon’s Alexa now allows for the creation of custom questions and answers.

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Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak to Be Featured on New Chic Album

Nile Rodgers spoke to Pitchfork Radio at Coachella and shared that It’s About Time, Chic’s next album, will feature Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Craig David, Stefflon Don, Nao, Mura Masa, and Blondie’s Debbie Harry. Rodgers spoke about how the Bruno Mars collaboration came together: “Anderson .Paak and I—we had a few days, and he was opening for [Bruno Mars] while he was in the U.K. And Bruno was like, ‘Damn, I gotta stop by and hang with y’all.’ So we sat around telling great Prince stories and finally we got down, and Bruno came up with an idea and said, ‘Damn, I wonder why nobody’s done this.’ So we decided to get down and do it.” Last year in April, a video clip of Anderson. Paak, Bruno Mars, Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence and Nile Rodgers in the studio surfaced; however, no music from the studio session has been heard.

Fans have been waiting patiently for Chic’s long-awaited new album since it was put on hold in 2015. It’s About Time will be their first album since 1992. In 2017, Rodgers was hospitalized and later diagnosed with cancer, but has since made a full recovery.

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Palm Angels Drops Collaborative SUN-DEK Board Shorts

First seen as part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 runway presentation, Palm Angels drops its full range of collaborative SUN-DEK gear. Playing off of the 70-year-old San Francisco label’s iconic rainbow-patterned board shorts, designer Francesco Ragazzi offers up three distinct silhouettes. The shorts are reimagined as unapologetically-wide pants, knee-length shorts and cropped skirts, all retaining the bright colors and pattern the brand is known for. Palm Angels branding and technical fabric elevates the range beyond mere reinterpretation.

Shop the full range on Palm Angels’ web store.

Palm Angels’ most recent collaboration saw the brand linking with Moncler and Suicoke for the wide-ranging Genius release.

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Catherine Miran Is Hiring A PR Manager In New York, NY

Catherine Miran is a boutique Communications agency with offices in both Paris and New York. Catherine Miran specializes in established global brands as well as emerging new talents. Candidates must be creative, driven, detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills. …

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Kate Middleton Wears Jenny Packham, Again, to Introduce Her New Son to the World

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child Monday morning, a boy weighing 8lbs, 7oz. whose name has yet to be revealed. It’s not unusual for expecting mothers to have an item of clothing they can’t wait to put on once the baby is born, but the Duchess of Cambridge has a go-to …

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FYI, the Town Crier Is Not Actually Affiliated With the Royal Family

Hear ye, hear ye, the royal baby is finally here!

On Monday, Kensington Palace announced both on Twitter and by putting up the official framed announcement at Buckingham Palace that the royal baby had finally arrived. Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third child, a baby boy, and these official announcements weren’t the only way people learned about the birth . . . the town crier was there to ring his bell and raise his voice.

While you might know a little bit about town criers, they are somewhat foreign to the American people, so we thought we’d explain their purpose and if they are at all relevant today. It’s true that with the invention of social media, the point of a town crier is moot, yet they still exist, and there are more than you’d think.

According to The Sun, the town crier dates back to times when literacy wasn’t widespread and has somehow lasted through modern times. They were originally commissioned to communicate and announce significant events to the townspeople such as new laws, births, deaths, etc. They were also known for walking the town at night to make sure everything was OK.

During medieval England, the town criers would get the crowd’s attention by yelling, “Oyez, oyez, oyez,” which means “hear ye, hear ye,” and then he’d ring a bell, pull out a scroll, and give everyone the news. Today, there are still 200 official town criers in the UK, according to The Guardian, but they aren’t necessarily needed.

When it came to the announcement of the third royal baby, there was in fact a town crier, but he is a self-described “independent town crier” who is not affiliated with the British royal family in any way.

This man is Tony Appleton, and he is 81 years old and a major fan of English traditions and the British royal family, which we can appreciate. Appleton was the unofficial town crier at both of Prince William’s children’s births thus far, so it makes sense that he’d show up for the newest addition to the royal family . . . even if he is technically an uninvited guest on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital.

Appleton might not be an official town crier to the royal family, but he is the official town crier to the town of Romford and has been for 14 years. When he does arrive at British royal family events, he dons the garb and gets really into his announcements so he looks the part, and we’re fans of this interesting unofficial tradition.

Over the years, he has rung his bell at more than just the royal baby births; he’s also been seen at corporate events all over the world and is a freelance town crier for hire. It’s bizarre, yes, but who are we to mess with tradition – even traditions of uninvited town criers honoring real town criers from year before him.

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A Release Date for the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Has Surfaced

Earlier this month we shared a first look at the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 collaboration. Since then we’ve seen additional shots while the kicks have even been worn on-court by P.J. Tucker of the Houston Rockets and La Flame himself while sitting courtside. Today a potential drop date has surfaced on the Jordan Brand x “Cactus Jack” mashup. According to @py_rates, we can expect them to arrive on June 23 with an “Oilers” moniker.

At the moment there’s no word on the retail price of the Air Jordan 4 “Oilers,” but take a look at the imagery and let us know if you’d cop if they were to drop this summer.

You can also take a listen to Scott’s feature with Rae Sremmurd on the song “CLOSE.”

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Proof That Elsie Hughes Is Alive Somewhere in Westworld

If you’re like us, you probably sat through the season two premiere of Westworld scratching your head, trying to figure out what happened to Elsie Hughes. Is she that mysterious brunette floating underwater at the end of the episode? Isn’t that hunky Ashley Stubbs, played by Luke Hemsworth, supposed to be searching for her? Well, we don’t have answers to those questions, but we can confirm that Elsie will return.

Who knows how I’m back, but I’m back,” actress Shannon Woodward said in an interview with NBC’s Access. “Elsie is somewhere out in the park – though we don’t know what condition she’s in because she was strangled. We don’t know what she knows. We don’t know what’s been going on since the strangulation, so there’s a lot to unpack.”

We last saw Elsie in the sixth episode of the first season. She travels into the park alone to investigate the relay source of a rogue signal. She soon discovers the transmission is set for a satellite uplink that belongs to the Delos Corporation and goes underground to investigate. At the end of the episode, someone grabs Elsie around the neck from behind. The audience does not see the culprit or hear from Elsie until episode eight, when we view her in a flashback – a clipped memory belonging to Bernard.

In the moments prior to having his memory wiped by Dr. Ford, Bernard asks if he’s had to hurt anyone other than Theresa Cullen, head of quality assurance. Despite Ford’s promise that he hasn’t, Bernard experiences a vision of himself choking Elsie. This image repeats in the episode nine, but no direct mention is made of our favorite diagnostic technician until after the season finale.

At that time, Reddit user yenwood discovered a series of clues on the Delos Incorporated website that point to Elsie’s survival. The site has since closed this peek into its narrative plans, but you can still see a demonstration of the discovery here or listen here for a portion of the original findings. The clue trail leads to an audio transmission and a video clip showing Elsie’s tablet in Sector 20 of what we’ll have to assume is Westworld, and not one of the other five other parks.

More recently, executive producer Lisa Joy told Entertainment Weekly that both Elsie Hughes and Ashley Stubbs are alive, but not necessarily well. “They’re finally getting to experience Westworld as guests and not in the managerial halls, but I’m not sure they’re enjoying their experience.”

We’ve already seen Stubbs in the premiere episode hard at work helping to clean up the mayhem wrought by the uprising, but we are sure there is more to his story since his season one arc ended in a tussle with the Native Americans of Ghost Nation. While we wait to witness Elsie’s fate, we’ll archive this configuration and hope to catch a glimpse of her by mid-season since she always seems to provide the voice of reason whenever the park’s violent delights threaten a violent end.

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