Kendall Jenner hasn’t exactly been in hiding since her appearance in Pepsi’s disastrous and excruciatingly tone-deaf advert. But Jenner’s first modelling spread since the ad wasn’t quite the comeback she had in mind because her photographer kind of stole her thunder.
Cole Sprouse — star of Riverdale and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody — photographed Jenner for the high fashion shoot for the Sunday Times Style magazine. But, the reaction on social media was less focused on Jenner’s comeback, and more on Sprouse’s newfound career as a fashion photographer.
“When you care more about Cole’s accomplishments as a photographer than Kendall Jenner,” wrote one person on Twitter.
“It’s so funny that this is a picture of Kendall but everyone cares about Cole,” wrote another.
People on Twitter were very, VERY excited about Sprouse’s big photography break.
Of course, some people couldn’t help but mention the Pepsi ad.
Apple’s stunning new campus in Cupertino, called Apple Park, was scheduled to open to employees in April 2017, but no announcements have been made during that month and we’re already deep into May.
However, most of the buildings at the 175-acre campus appear to be near-finished at this point, and thanks to videographer Matthew Roberts, you can now see how the construction had progressed from June 2016 until now in glorious 4K resolution.
Roberts has diligently been filming Apple’s new campus with a Phantom 3 Pro drone during the last year, and now he compiled the best moments into one six-minute video.
Besides the main, “spaceship” building of the campus, the video also gives you a good look at the Steve Jobs Theater, the R&D facility, the fitness center, the parking garage, and the mysterious “mountain of dirt.”
You can see all of Roberts’ previous Apple Campus videos on his YouTube channel.
However good you might be at soccer, you’ve got nothing on this kid.
2-year-old Korbin Jackson has an Instagram account dedicated to all sorts of trick shots. Previous videos suggest he’s already a total pro at basketball and ping pong, but from the looks of the clip he shared two days ago we can safely add a new skill to his list — snuffing out the candle of a birthday cake with a soccer ball.
Not bad, eh?
As you can see, his talentless are boundless:
The only issue this kid’s going to have when he’s older is deciding which sport to go pro in.
After a year-long scandal surrounding South Korea’s former president, the country finally swore in their new leader, Moon Jae-in, this week. Moon represents a turning point for the country whose government was embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal.
And that’s all well and good, but there’s someone in the new president’s camp who is causing a different type of scandal.
His name is Choi Young-jae, according to the Korea Times, but you may know him on Twitter as the new South Korean president’s hot bodyguard.
Choi is said to be a part of President Moon’s “handsome brigade,” a term coined by Korean media and given to the group of apparently good-looking individuals who have been selected to be the “attractive public face of the new administration,” according to the Korea Times.
Even in the attractive presidential bunch, Choi’s smoldering good looks have captured the internet’s heart.
Fangirling over the new Korean president’s bodyguard is peak Twitter and I am so here for it https://t.co/GetW7sEJ43
Twitter user Elena Yip, who was one of the first people to publicly praise the distractingly handsome bodyguard, even imagined a romantic storyline for Choi that would fit right into passionate Korean drama TV.
The way he’s always photographed staring sternly into the crowd makes for the perfect inspiration for fan fiction.
Alec Baldwin is back on Saturday Night Live for what may be one of his last appearances as President Donald Trump. And he used the opportunity to fess up to pretty much all the suspicions about the administration that we’ve had over the first 100-ish days.
In an interview with Lester Holt (Michael Che), who he called any number of inappropriate and incorrect other black men, Baldwin as Trump admitted he fired former FBI Director James Comey because he was investigating White House ties to the Kremlin.
“I fired him because of Russia,” Baldwin said. “I thought, ‘He is investigating Russia, I don’t like that, I should fire him.’”
Che thought, wow! We’ve got him! He’s confessed to obstruction of justice. But, no, that didn’t count, because no, nothing matters.
“I’ve got the Republicans in the palm of my hands,” Baldwin continued, ringing a tiny bell to beckon Paul Ryan as a 1950s soda jerk to bring him two scoops of ice cream.
“Whatever you say, Mr. Trump!” Ryan chirps. “He feeds me dog food!”
Lest we get too used to Trump accepting blame for everything that’s gone terribly wrong in the country, Baldwin insisted that he is in fact not as bad as President Nixon. “I am nothing like Nixon because I am not a crook,” Baldwin said. Plus, Nixon only got one scoop of ice cream, not two.
It may look bad, but Trump doesn’t really care. “You think I care about optics?” Baldwin balked. “I sit on every chair like it’s a toilet.”
Che closed with perhaps the most salient observation about the administration so far, which is that nobody can handle it anymore.
“Your presidency is like the craziest show on TV, and it’s on 24 hours a day, and we can’t keep up.”
The wonderful thing about Melissa McCarthy hosting SNL this week is we knew she was going to bless us with another turn as White House Press Secretary Sean “Spicy” Spicer. But things got a little… weird.
The sketch began with Aidy Bryant as deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders greeting the press in lieu of Spicer, who she said was fulfilling some Naval Reserve duties (but who was totally hiding in the bushes outside the press room).
The press took the opportunity to beg Sanders to take over briefing duties full time.
“You are clearly articulate and charming, whereas Sean is bullish—” and will spray you with a fire extinguisher, apparently.
McCarthy skewered a Spicer’s response to a question posed this week that President Trump is “out of control.”
Glen Thrush (Bobby Moynihan), a favorite target of McCarthy’s Spicer, asked if Trump was “unhinged.”
“Oh my god, Glen, do I come to your job and slap the seven or eight hot dogs out of your mouth?” she said. “If he’s crazy, he’s crazy like a fox. With mental problems.”
Spicy’s dollies came out, this time in the not-so-subtle form of Russian nesting dolls representing Trump, Jake the Dog from Adventure Time as Comey, Maleficent as Hillary Clinton, Slimer from Ghostbusters as Steve Bannon, and Pikachu as Jeff Sessions – with a shirtless Putin doll snuck in there as a prank.
But things turn emotional when the press corps asks about Spicer’s rumored numbered days at the White House, and suggest Trump may be lying to him. Spicy’s and his mobile podium goes on a Simon and Garfunkel-soundtracked pilgrimage to the New York area – in a bit you may have seen being taped all over Twitter on Friday.
Spicy gets teary eyed when Trump – in Alec Baldwin’s second turn as the president for the evening – admits he’s been lying to the press secretary, “Only since you started working here.”
And then it gets really, rapidly weird when the pair start making out. Yeah. But is it really that farfetched?
Warning: Contains spoilers for Stephen King’s novel It (and possibly spoilers for the upcoming film adaptation, too).
For rampant Stephen King fans like myself, 2017 is set to be a year of glorious, clown-filled happiness.
We now have two trailers for Andrés Muschietti’s upcoming adaption of It, and so far things are looking promising. We’ve seen the iconic opening sequence with Georgie chasing his paper boat through the streets of Derry, and the beginning of a nicely creepy journey into a murky storm drain. We’ve even had our first proper glimpse of Pennywise.
In a bid to fuel my excitement and fill the aching void of time until the Sept. 8 release date, I decided to revisit some of the other scary moments from the book.
From Ben Hanscom’s first encounter with Pennywise to the impressively disgusting death of Patrick Hocksetter, here are some of the scenes I hope make the final cut.
1. Ben seeing Pennywise on the frozen canal
One of the first proper glimpses we get of Pennywise takes place after Ben Hanscom — a key member of The Losers’ Club — walks home on his own after staying late one day at school. When he stops to look at the frozen canal and sees a man dressed in a clown suit standing on the ice.
Everything about this sequence — the slow build-up; the creepy description of Pennywise; the final dash for freedom after the Derry Town Hall’s five o’clock whistle beaks Ben’s trance — is spectacularly eerie and tense.
2. Georgie’s picture moving
One thing Stephen King does particularly well in It is to tap into collective childhood fears — basically the ideas that everyone was a bit creeped out by as a kid.
In the scene above, Bill Denbrough goes into Georgie’s old room to look at his photo album. He flicks through to the back and finds a school photo of his brother taken 10 days before he died. Then the picture moves.
If that isn’t the stuff of nightmares, I don’t know what is.
3. Eddie Corcoran’s death
There are a couple of sections in It which explore the fates of Derry’s many missing children. The chapter describing Eddie Corcoran’s disturbing death is the first of these, and it’s memorable because King really doesn’t hold back on the description.
It starts with Eddie standing by the canal thinking about his violent stepfather, who was responsible for the death of his little brother Dorsey. Then Dorsey appears and grabs Eddie’s ankle. After Eddie escapes and begins walking quickly home, he realises something is following him. As you can probably guess, it doesn’t end well.
4. Bill and Richie get chased by the werewolf
Another childhood fear most people could empathise with — and which King ruthlessly exploits in this passage — is being trapped down in a cellar. Bill and Richie’s journey into the house on Neibolt Street — and their desperate dash for freedom — is one of the tensest sections in the book.
5. Beverly seeing blood in the sink
From the looks of the first teaser trailer, this is one of the scenes that’s definitely made the cut — which is a good thing, because it’s one of the most disturbingly memorable moments from the novel.
If hearing a disembodied voice floating up out of your sink and seeing blood gurgle from the drain isn’t bad enough, what makes the section above even worse is that Beverly’s father can’t see what she’s seeing. He can’t see the blood. Adults not believing — or simply dismissing — children is another theme that crops up again and again in It.
6. Stan getting trapped in the standpipe
A door swinging shut behind you might be one of the oldest horror movie tropes in the book, but it’s also one of the most effective. Most people hate the idea of being trapped, but when you’re trapped and there’s something you approaching you in the darkness — which is exactly what happens to Stan in the Derry standpipe — it’s even worse.
7. Patrick Hocksetter’s death
We already know Patrick Hocksetter will feature in the film — his missing poster is in both of the teasers — but I hope they include his whole story, too.
Hocksetter’s character is one I always remember from the book because he’s so damn creepy — he’s basically a budding serial killer who murders animals by locking them in an old fridge out at the town dump. Fittingly, his is one of the most disgusting deaths in the book. After looking in the fridge to check on his latest kill, Patrick discovers a nest of flying leeches which proceed to swarm out and latch themselves onto his body.
So which of the scenes above are most likely to be included in the film?
Well in order to fit the novel into two films they’ll likely have had to cut quite a bit of the detail, so peripheral characters like Eddie Corcoran and Patrick Hocksetter may not feature as heavily as they do in the book.
Bill seeing Georgie, blood coming out of Bev’s sink and the house on Neibolt Street all appear in the trailers though, which means we can probably expect at least some of the scenes above to feature in one form or another.
If I had to guess, I’d say they may decide to go heavy on Pennywise and cut back on some of It’s other forms (maybe the werewolf, for instance).
Until the sweet date of Sept. 8 hits, though, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Two separate texts were discovered, now being held in the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City and the other at the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, which have recently been deciphered in the past few years.
Texts that date back some 1,200 years and written in the Coptic language – a form of Egyptian – describes how Pontius Pilate had dinner with Jesus the night before his crucifixion and supposedly offered his son to be condemned to death in place of the Messiah.
However, more peculiarly, the text describes how the authorities asked Judas to kiss Jesus to identify him because he had the ability to shape-shift.
Part of the text reads: “Without further ado, Pilate prepared a table and he ate with Jesus on the fifth day of the week. And Jesus blessed Pilate and his whole house.”
The Roman, who is considered a Saint in Captic churches which would explain the favourable view of him, then tells Jesus: “Well then, behold, the night has come, rise and withdraw, and when the morning comes and they accuse me because of you, I shall give them the only son I have so that they can kill him in your place.”
To which Jesus responds: “Oh Pilate, you have been deemed worthy of a great grace because you have shown a good disposition to me.”
Jesus then supposedly showed Pilate that he can escape if he chose to by shape-shifting.
The text reads: “Pilate, then, looked at Jesus and, behold, he became incorporeal: He did not see him for a long time.”
The text also describes Judas’ betrayal of Jesus: “Then the Jews said to Judas: ‘How shall we arrest him (Jesus)? For he does not have a single shape but his appearance changes. Sometimes he is ruddy, sometimes he is white, sometimes he is red, sometimes he is wheat coloured, sometimes he is pallid like ascetics, sometimes he is a youth, sometimes an old man’.”
However, historians believe that it is unlikely that anyone took the text as truthful.
Roelof van den Broek, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, told Live Science that the author probably did not even believe it.
He said: “I find it difficult to believe that he really did, but some details, for instance the meal with Jesus, he may have believed to have really happened.
“The people of that time, even if they were well-educated, did not have a critical historical attitude. Miracles were quite possible, and why should an old story not be true?”
Images posted online of an enormous carcass that washed up on the shore of an Indonesian island are captivating people across the world.
The Jakarta Globe calls the massive, rotting body a giant squid, and reports that a resident of Seram Island discovered the 49-foot dead creature on Tuesday.
But three marine experts told HuffPost that the animal actually appears to be some sort of baleen whale.
“Giant squid are invertebrates and there are clearly bones visible (jaw, skull, vertebrate) so I am very comfortable saying it’s some type of rorqual whale,” said Regina Asmutis-Silvia, executive director of Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
“Certain species of baleen whales (rorquals) have ‘ventral grooves’ which run from their chin to their belly button. It is stretchy tissue that expands when they feed,” she added.
She identified these grooves in images and also included photos in which she pointed to what she believes are the whale’s jaw bone and skull.
George Leonard, chief scientist at Ocean Conservancy, said he initially thought the animal might be a giant squid, but agreed it was likely a whale after seeing images highlighting the bones and baleen.
“Trying to identify huge ocean creatures half a [world] away from a grainy video is tough to do; but once people start sharing specific information that begins to narrow in on defining characteristics of the creature, the identity begins to come into focus,” he said.
Footage from the scene shows the decaying body turning the water around it a deep red.
Locals have asked the government to come and help them remove the body, the Globe reports.
In the meantime, we’ll leave you with an apt tweet about this real-life Kraken.
a giant unidentified dead thing is decomposing off the coast of the indonesian island of seram
Former first lady Michelle Obama was back on stage doing what she’s known to do: talking about childhood obesity and making Americans healthier. But this talk had some bite to it.
Naturally, the recent decision by Donald Trump’s administration to not push forward with federal rules to make school lunches healthier — something Obama championed for hard with her “Let’s Move” initiative during her eight years in the White House — was brought up.
Obama had some tough words at the Partnership for Healthier America Summit in Washington, D.C. Friday. Without mentioning Trump by name or singling out the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue who announced his plan to “make school lunches great again” earlier this month, Obama made her very clear what she thought of the president and his administration’s move.
She implored parents to “stop and think, ‘Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you and why is that a partisan issue?'”
She went on to directly address moms: “Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in, take me out of the equation, like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap,” she said.
Perdue wants to restore local control over whole grains, sodium, and types of milk used in lunches, making it harder to require certain nutritional guidelines.
Obama was quick to point out that this might make lunches tastier, but in the long run it’s not as healthy. Lunches should be about our kids well-being, not politics, she said.