Watch: Trailers for Every New ‘Black Mirror’ Episode

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Thanks to the bleak dystopias laid out in the Black Mirror series, we can always take solace in knowing that as messed up as our world is, things could be worse. Yes, some episodes of the anthology series seem to be playing out in real life lately; but overall, we haven’t gotten attacked by robotic bees yet or created theme parks to celebrate torture. Yay!

As we prepare our minds and bodies for the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix series, which the streaming service claims will drop by the end of the year, we’ve finally got previews for every upcoming episode – from the dark Star Trek riff “USS Callister” to the Jodie Foster-directed “Arkangel.”

There’s no way to tell just yet, but don’t expect any of these stories to make you cry tears of joy, like last season’s phenomenal and award-winning love story “San Junipero.” These episodes look…bleak.

Watch the preview for every episode below and then go depress yourself with the first three seasons.

 

Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ Honors ‘The Silence Breakers’

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Throughout the year, women and men have stood up in droves to the powerful people in every industry who’ve long gotten away with sexual harassment and assault; and now they’re being honored.

Time Magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” as their Person of the Year for 2017, referring to these women and men and the global movement they started with the #MeToo hashtag. In an interview about the issue, Time’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal said that the movement and hashtag represented the “fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades, and it began with individual acts of courage by women and some men too.”

In a joint interview about the honor, Tarana Burke, who created “Me Too” as a movement years ago, and actress Alyssa Milano, who helped bring it back this year, focused on what was still left to do.

“I’ve been saying from the beginning that it’s not just a moment, it’s a movement,” Burke explained. “I think now the work really begins. The hashtag is a declaration. But now we’re poised to really stand up and do the work.” Milano continue the sentiment, laying out her aspirations for the movement moving forward.

 

 

“I want companies to take on a code of conduct, I want companies to hire more women, I want to teach our children better,” she said. “These are all things that we have to set in motion, and as women we have to support each other and stand together and say that’s it, we’re done, no more.”

On the cover for the Person of the Year issue, a group photo includes actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, Visa lobbyist Adama Iwu, Mexican agricultural worker Isabel Pascual, and a woman whose face cannot be seen – an intentional move to represent those who are still being silenced.

Judd was one of the first women who came forward with allegations against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in October. Swift made headlines in a court case against former radio DJ David Mueller, who allegedly groped her while taking a picture years ago. Swift won her lawsuit against him for $1.

Fowler spoke out about Uber’s culture of sexual harassment, and Iwu led a campaign to expose sexual misconduct in California politics. “Isabel Pascual” is a pseudonym for a woman from Mexico who works picking strawberries who was harassed. She was part of the 700,000 female farmworkers who marched in solidarity with Hollywood actors against sexual assault in November.

Wu-Tang Clan Sues Brooklyn Dog Walkers, the Woof-Tang Clan

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A Brooklyn business has found itself suddenly in the dog house. The Woof-Tang Clan dog-walking business might bring a smile to your face with their expert-level pun, but the real-life Wu-Tang Clan aren’t laughing. Actually one member, RZA, is suing the company for a breach of copyright.

Wu-oof!

Court papers allege that the Wu-Tang’s name and logo were “unmistakably associated” with the rap group since they began making music in 1993; which makes the Woof-Tang Clan’s attempt to copyright the name a clear violation of the music group’s trademarks.

The Woof-Tang Clan is clearly bad to the (dog) bone for attempting to trademark the name, but owner Marty Cuatchon is up for the challenge. The big fan of the Wu-Tang Clan told the New York Daily News that he thought the name was a good idea.

In addition to the hilarious moniker, Cuatchon also sold shirts with a dog named Bali on a blue-and-yellow identification card that read “Old Dirty Bali — Return to the 36 Chambers” – a direct riff on deceased Wu-Tang member Old Dirty Bastard’s 1995 debut album, Return to the 36 Chambers. That particular album featured his face on a yellow-and-blue ID card for food stamps issued by the City of Brooklyn Zoo.

No word yet on what will happen to the Woof-Tang Clan or “the illest group of dogs in New York City” the business claims to walk; but surely they’re hoping that RZA’s lawsuit ends up being more, um, bark than bite.

 

 

Shia LaBeouf Was Almost Cast as Oliver in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

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By now, you’ve probably heard of Call Me by Your Name. You know, that film about Armie Hammer’s struggle with amnesia and his inability to call himself by anything other than someone else’s name.

Joking. The big, great gay romance film of the year staring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet as the star-crossed lovers Oliver and Elio, respectively, is not about amnesia. It’s about peaches and Sufjan Stevens songs. It’s also apparently so powerfully moving that it caused Hammer to fall in love with director Luca Guadagnino.

But all of that love-making almost didn’t happen. In a new interview with Guadagnino, it’s been revealed that the entire film could’ve been very, very, very different. As in, so different it would’ve starred Shia LaBeouf as Oliver, which would’ve been terrible. In the James Ivory directed film that now exists solely in an alternate reality, LaBeouf would’ve played the grad student that Elio falls hopelessly in love with. The world may be terrible, but at least we can rest easy tonight knowing that Oliver is played to perfection by Hammer.

Oh, and the director also wants you to know that he tried masturbating with a peach because he wanted to prove that it wasn’t possible, so they wouldn’t have to do it. Turns out that it was not only possible, but when he went to Timothée and told him, the young actor said, “Of course it works! I tried it myself as well.”

Call Me by Your Name will be in theaters next Friday.

‘Justice League’ Tried Making the ‘Wonder Woman’ Outfits Sexy

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If there were ever a litmus test for how to make female superheroes into feminist icons, it’s Patty Jenkins’ adaptation of Wonder Woman. Led by Gal Gadot as the titular hero, the film checked off all the boxes it needed to, made nearly a billion dollars globally, and, most importantly, showed the world that female warriors can fight in outfits that don’t look like Princess Leia’s slave outfit.

Someone should’ve told that last bit to Zack Snyder. Controversy has rightfully erupted over the treatment of Wonder Woman’s all-female warriors from the island of Themyscira. Unlike the armor designed by Lindy Hemming for Wonder Woman, which she described as authentic and real” and “hot as hell,” the costume designer for the Justice League film, Michael Wilkinson, decided that what the world really needs is…sexualized warrior outfits.

 

 

The altered costumes showed up on The Golden Lasso, a fan website run by cosplayer Kimi (or GoldenLassoGirl), and appear to show the Amazons in skimpy new outfits. Leave it to an all-male team to royally screw up the costumes a female director and female costume designer created.

 

 

According to a follow-up post, these costumes are allegedly from a prehistoric era, which makes them literally a step backward for the Amazon women. If you had hope that the “modern” take on the costumes in Justice League would right the wrongs of their prehistoric era outfits, we’re sorry. They’re still sad sexualized ideas of what men think female warriors would wear to battle.

 

Watch Tiffany Haddish Flawlessly Play Cardi B on ‘SNL’

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Can you feel the Cardi B love tonight? Fresh off an iconic New York Magazine cover, the Bronx native cemented her status as the biggest female rapper of the year with a spot-on SNL impersonation delivered by Girls Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish.

As you no doubt saw, Disney’s Lion King remake is going to star Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and a host of other huge celebrities, which made it perfect for an SNL sendup. In the skit, the cast imagined what might have happened during the audition process, which meant enough celebrity impersonations to last a lifetime.

Besides Haddish playing Cardi B, everyone from LL Cool J and Eminem to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mary J. Blige got the impersonation treatment. Watch it.

 

Rita Ora Wore a Bathrobe to the MTV EMA Red Carpet

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Rita Ora may have looked like she went from a Stranger Things binge session to the MTV Europe Music Awards yesterday when she showed up in a bathrobe, but she did it all in glorious, queer style. The “Your Song” singer and bathrobe icon borrowed a look from young, queer designer (and Beyonce favorite) Palomo Spain for an outfit that was instantly deemed iconic…thanks to the helpful addition of some well-placed Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.

Ora wasn’t ready to go all the way, though. After walking in a long, plush robe from designer’s latest “Hotel Palomo” collection, she switched into a shorter ensemble and paired that bathrobe with sneakers and white socks. The double dip into Palomo’s newest collection was brilliant enough to make us forget that, later in the show, she ruined everything by wearing a literal garden rake as a necklace.

 

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Jaden Smith Gave James Corden, Jason Segel & Seth Rogen His Old Dreadlocks

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Remember hearing stories about the weird kid who hoarded their locks of hair after haircuts? Jaden Smith is officially that kid. The rapper, space-time disruptor, and boxed water entrepreneur stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden last night to give out pieces of his dreadlocks. You know, those same ones he carried as an accessory to this year’s Met Gala…which was in May.

In the interview, Corden talks about that fateful gala as the night they met and, naturally, Smith took the moment to bring out those same dreadlocks in what we can only was some magic, moondust coating for preservation. From there, he bonded with Corden and the other two guests, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, over the bundle and let them all take a strand like some demented tchotchke.

Oh, and he also performed one of his new songs “Watch Me,” off the forthcoming album SYRE, if you’re into that sort of thing. Watch both videos below.

 

The First Versace ‘American Crime Story’ Trailer is Here

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“Murder but make it fashion” might as well be the tagline for the upcoming season of American Crime Story. After an award-winning first season that focused on OJ Simpson, Ryan Murphy Series #451 has moved to South Florida for The Assassination of Gianni Versace – and judging by the new trailer, we’re in for quite a glamorous murder story.

Murphy will focus on the murder of the legendary designer by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who took out four other people before Versace, and committed suicide eight days later. It’s a shocking story and yeah, we’re here for it; but let’s talk about how glorious the cast is for a second.

Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez look flawless as Donatella and Gianni, respectively; and Ricky Martin looks very Ricky Martin as Gianni’s lover Antonio D’Amico. Then there’s Darren Criss a long, long way from Glee Club as the murderous Cunanan. Somehow, even as he’s murdering people, he looks high fashion.

The new season starts on January 17th. And if you’re one of the ten people who didn’t watch the first season, you’ve got a great excuse to binge it and ignore your family this holiday season.