‘Aquaman’ Debuts First Poster; Here’s Everything We Know

'Aquaman' Debuts First Poster; Here's Everything We Know

With Comic-Con coming up this weekend, we should be hearing and seeing a lot of Aquaman. The upcoming DC superhero movie will feature Jason Momoa reprising his role as the title character, last seen in Justice League.

And while there hasn't yet been a trailer promoting the December release, we have seen some exciting images of the movie and director James Wan has just shared another via Twitter. Presumably a shot from the trailer, the pic showcases whom many presume to be Ocean Master…

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Ada Kokosar Debuts Solo Shoe Collection During Paris Couture

After debuting last season with a shoe range for Cesare Paciotti and earlier this year with a collaboration with Dodo Bar Or, Ada Kokosar presented the first solo footwear collection of Midnight 00 by Ada Kokosar at the Meurice during Couture Week. The fashion consultant took over the hotel’s Belle Etoile suite overlooking the Tuileries garden, filling it with plants until the luxury accommodation looked like it had been overrun by nature during Sleeping Beauty’s century-long nap.
What is unique about these slippers is the high-gloss finish brought by the PVC that Kokosar drapes on each draped-and-embellished design. “As a reference, I wanted to take the most iconic and utopian shoe of all times, Cinderella’s glass slipper,” she said, showing off a glossy mule with flourishes of soft fabric peeking at the edges and decorated with a bejeweled crescent moon — the brand’s emblem. Heels and flats came in soft yet saturated shades of lilac, peach or pink fabric — silk satin, duchesse or super-soft cotton. Most striking of all was the transparent ruffle that encases shoe and ankle in a shell-like cocoon. Cherry on this highly iced cake? “The PVC makes the shoe last for a very long time: it

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‘What Goes Around’ Successfully Debuts in Kern County

After completing its first year of implementing the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Educational Theatre performance on preventing sexually transmitted diseases, the Kern High School District declared the effort a big success.

“The response all around has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Ryan Geivet, director of instruction, KHSD, of the live production, “What Goes Around.” “This project has been a great experience for the district and the students.”

“What Goes Around” has been educating Southern California youth for the past decade, with more than 60,000 high schoolers experiencing the performance annually. As a result of collaborative efforts led by Kristin Weber, Kaiser Permanente’s community health manager for Kern County, and representatives from KHSD, Kern County Public Health Services and Educational Theatre, the district recently gave it the green light. The STD-prevention message is especially important to share in Kern County, where STD rates rank among the top in the state.

“The main goals of the program are to educate students about STDs to help them make informed decisions if they choose to be sexually active, and to help bridge them to medical testing and treatment if needed,” said Gerry Farrell, director, Educational Theatre.

The district’s curriculum now includes a more comprehensive sex education program to align with state requirements mandated by the California Healthy Youth Act. The expanded curriculum, combined with the Educational Theatre performance, reinforces the students’ learning, whether it’s how to put on a condom or that abstinence is the only risk-free option.

“’What Goes Around’ is in line with the world our kids are living in right now,” said Geivet. “You have to make things fun and entertaining to keep them interested. This production brings their curriculum to life.” 

Young woman looking scared as she reads text from her boyfriend that he has several STDs

Another scene from “What Goes Around”

Increasing STD awareness

“What Goes Around” emphasizes in a hip, noncritical way how STDs such as chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV and the human immunodeficiency virus can be contracted through unprotected sex.

The engaging story focuses on five friends as they navigate the final days of high school. When one of them contracts two sexually transmitted diseases, the issues of honesty and friendship cause them to question their relationships with each other and to consider their past and future choices. Using social media technology, comedy and music, the hour-long production highlights the facts and myths about STDs. At the end of the performance, students are encouraged to ask the actor-health educators questions.

This is the first time Educational Theatre is providing a program to an entire school district. During the 2017-2018 school year, “What Goes Around” debuted in November and March to 10,206 juniors and seniors at 12 of KHSD’s 23 comprehensive and alternative high schools. Hundreds of students asked questions either after the performance or via social media.

In addition, on March 22, Kaiser Permanente leadership from its national and Southern California regional community health department met in Bakersfield with other local leaders to discuss critical health issues, including record-high STD rates. The group also saw a special “What Goes Around” performance at Mira Monte High School. Following the show, about 75 student leadership and Avid program students attended a panel presentation on health care careers. 

Moving forward

This coming school year, juniors and seniors at the district’s other 11 schools also are scheduled to see “What Goes Around.” Similar to last year, parents will be invited to preview the performance at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Bakersfield High School.

Based on the positive feedback and need for resources to help address the high STD occurrences in Kern County, Kaiser Permanente community health, Educational Theatre and district representatives are developing a three-year “What Goes Around” plan beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

“We’re picking up speed now with all this – we’re just getting going,” said Geivet.

Kern County Ranks Near Top for Multiple STD Rates

A record number of STDs were reported in California in 2017, according to a recent report from the California Department of Public Health.

More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported in the state – a 45 percent increase compared to five years ago. There were also 30 stillbirths due to congenital syphilis reported in California in 2017, the highest number reported since 1995.

In Kern County, 2017 STD rates were up from 2016 and ranked near the top in California for:

  • Chlamydia (No. 3)
  • Congenital syphilis (No. 2)
  • Early syphilis (No. 4)
  • Gonorrhea (No.4)

View the full breakdown of the numbers here.

Educational Theatre is a free Kaiser Permanente Community Health program that helps K-12 students and their families in at-risk communities develop healthy lifelong habits.

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s work in the community, please visit https://community.kp.org.

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‘Westworld’ Debuts a New India-Themed Park

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the Westworld Season 2 episode “Virtù e Fortuna.” Proceed with caution.

This week’s episode of Westworld definitely picked up the pace from the last two episodes. Not only did the series finally reveal a new world, but it also showcased an all out war against Dolores and her men. Peter Abernathy also resurfaced in this episode, with both Dolores and Charlotte desperate to find and save him. Teddy also had a moment of “virtue” where he defied one of Dolores’ direct orders. Let’s jump into some of the best moments from the episode:

Welcome to Bengal Tiger World

Westworld New Land

This week’s episode opened with our first glimpse of a new world. This world seems to be based on India. Some theories suggest this could be Raj World — Raj refereeing to the time of British sovereignty in India. The hosts and guests were dressed in the traditional hunting clothes of the British/Indian safari. Two new characters met, tested each other to see if they were human and host, and set out on their hunt.

The new female character noticed that something was off right away when no hosts were there to great them on their hunt. A rogue host killed the man and a Bengal tiger almost killed her. The tiger chased her right over the edge of a cliff and into the water. This could be how the Bengal tiger washed up on the opposite side of the shore in the Season 2 premiere. The woman did survive, but not for long.

The time between this Bengal tiger escaping and Bernard finding it on the shore should be 10 days. We briefly saw that day again, when Bernard and Charlotte reunited, but the rest of this episode seems to take place on Day 2 or Day 3 of the purge.

The Reunions Continue

Westworld Dolores Bernard

Last week’s episode, which was titled “Reunions,” featured a lot of characters re-connecting again, like Dolores and Maeve, Dolores and young William, and Dolores and Logan. This week, however, also featured two more very powerful reunion moments: Dolores found her father, Peter Abernathy. Peter was killed during the very first episode of Westworld. When Dolores found him in this episode, she shed many tears upon seeing him again.

Peter Abernathy is the reason Dolores was put on her current journey when he said to her, “these violent delights have violent ends.” While he remembered her for a moment, he began to stutter and lose grip of himself. What Dolores didn’t know when she found him was that his systems were full of information, information that Charlotte put into him.

Dolores also reunited with Bernard during this episode. Dolores took Bernard to Abernathy, to see if he could fix him. This led to a very interesting conversation between them about the world outside the park. As we saw last week, Dolores remembers being outside — Bernard, however, doesn’t know that world yet.

When Bernard hacked into Abernathy’s systems, he found Charlotte’s hidden files. Bernard lost Abernathy however when the Delos team came for him at Dolores’ protected fort. Charlotte escaped with Abernathy, which put Dolores on a new quest to find him. Abernathy is now the most important host in the park, for both Dolores and Delos.

Teddy’s Choice

Westworld Teddy Dolores

Over the last few episodes, Teddy has been more and more reluctant to follow Dolores’ death orders. He isn’t quite sure who or what he is, but he is discovering his own voice, just like Dolores has found hers. During this episode, Teddy was ordered to shot a group of unarmed men — men who just helped Dolores survive a Delos incursion. Teddy refused to do it, which proves that he may not be #TeamDolores for the entire season.

Next Week On Westworld

Westworld Maeve

The final shot of the episode featured Maeve, Hector, Lee and Armistice exploring the Klondike storyline at the edge of the Westworld park. While trudging through the snow, they encountered a Samurai swordsman. This is the storyline fans have been waiting for since the first footage of Samurai World dropped over the summer. Hopefully next week’s episode will take Maeve fully into Samurai World.

Westworld is currently airing on HBO.

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Childish Gambino Debuts ‘This Is America’ On ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Snap debuts Spectacles 2, and they’re better than the original in almost every way



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$ 149.99
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Better design • cooler colors • Waterproof • Easier pairing and transfer process

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Pricier than the original • Still photos are kinda meh

The Bottom Line

Snap’s new Spectacles improve on the original in significant ways, but don’t deliver many new features.

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Hogan Debuts AR Experience at New Milan Store

MILAN — Hogan feted the relocation of its Milan flagship on tony shopping street Via Montenapoleone, 5 to coincide with Milan Design Week, running April 17 to 22.
The old space, a few blocks away, is now under renovation to accommodate the Milanese Balenciaga store.
Hogan’s new opening marks the worldwide unveiling of the brand’s augmented reality experience. The AR, which is set to land in other Hogan boutiques by the end of April, mimics the journey of a photographer seeking for inspiration around Milan’s hot spots, along with a group of friends.
The concept, which already rolled out in the Beijing and Shanghai units, was conceived by London-based design studio Checkland Kindleysides and it was inspired by the work of Umberto Boccioni, one of the Italian artists who shaped the local Futurism art movement.
The idea of movement inspired the space set up. As Sergio Azzolari, the brand’s general manager, said, “[This is] an aesthetic code, which is often associated with the brand. Actually, [the new store concept] is also a branding operation,” he explained.

Hogan new flagship on Milan’s Via Montenapoleone. 
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The 2,152-square-foot unit features wedged display isles, which recall the shape of a running sneaker, while the modular ceiling allows different store

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Birkenstock Box x Rick Owens Debuts at His Los Angeles Store

Following stops in Berlin with Andreas Murkudis, New York with Barneys New York and Milan with 10 Corso Como, Birkenstock’s mobile, spatial retail concept known as Birkenstock Box lands in Los Angeles today in partnership with Rick Owens through April 21.
“I feel like The Box is a natural extension of my store spilling out onto the street,” said Owens. He’s a fan of the iconic footwear, noting, “I wear them every summer on the Lido beach in Venice.”
The Rick Owens Birkenstock Box, situated outside of Owens’ Los Angeles store on La Brea Avenue, will carry a limited collection of Birkenstock pieces created with Owens, comprising thirteen sandals retailing from $ 325 to $ 525 and three legwear styles priced at $ 100. Owens took the classic Birkenstock styles Arizona, Madrid and Boston and added his own touch by extending the straps almost to the floor and simultaneously extending the holes in the straps. He used army felt, suede, full grain leather and longhair cow fur – all with a full leather footbed lining.
But wait, there’s more. “Rick Owens is unmistakable and beyond fashion – the whole Box interior, architecture and objects were defined by Rick Owens. There is much more

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Film festival debuts with strong showing of Aussie talent

Australian Hollywood film talent flocked to the first Australian International Screen Forum in New York last week, which showcased film, television and digital content from Down Under. The four-day forum at Film Society of Lincoln Center was a schmoozefest of producers, investors and agents rubbing shoulders. Executives from NBC, Vice Media, Sony Pictures Classics and…
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Harvey Weinstein ‘Casting Couch’ statue debuts pre-Oscars

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Kim Kardashian Debuts New Beaded Braids in Yet Another Underwear-Clad Mirror Selfie

From a new baby girl to a new hairstyle, Kim Kardashian West has revealed the latest change in her life.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 37, debuted her beaded braids on Snapchat and Instagram Story Friday in a mirror selfie video to the tune of pregnant sister Khloé Kardashian‘s ex-boyfriend French Montana’s 2013 single “Pop That” featuring Rick Ross.

Though she did not say a word in the footage, Kardashian West showed off her new look by swaying slightly on the bed in what appeared to be a motel room.

The mother of three posed up in a plunging white long sleeve shirt and a pair of color-coordinated underwear while holding a landline telephone in one hand and a cell phone in the other, recording herself.

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The reality star’s blonde locks were braided back in cornrows against her head and each braid was finished off with white beads.

Kardashian West has previously been criticised and accused of cultural appropriation for wearing her hair in “boxer braids”.

The photo comes a day after the KKW Beauty mogul shared a bathroom mirror wearing only a pair of sparkling panties, while carefully covering her chest with her arms.

In addition, Kardashian West’s braids may be the latest alternative to handle the upkeep of her icy platinum blonde hair, which she previously called super “high maintenance.” (Kim spends 13+ hours with her hairstylist Chris Appleton touching up her roots!)

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Also this week, the star quickly shut down the rumor she had returned to brunette, clarifying the reason why her hair may have appeared to be a bit darker.

“No it’s just wet and slicked back but good observation lol,” the star tweeted back to the fan who voiced a suspicion about Kardashian West’s hair in a video of herself baking blueberry muffins on Snapchat.

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Earlier this month, Kim announced the arrival of her third child and second daughter with her husband Kanye West, who joins big brother Saint, 2, and sister North, 4½. Following Chicago’s birth, Kardashian West used her website and app to express her gratitude for her surrogate.

“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” she wrote.


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Michael Jordan’s Daughter Jasmine Jordan Debuts “Heiress” Sneakers

Michael Jordan has apparently passed down the entrepreneurial genes to his 24-year-old daughter Jasmine Jordan, who added her flair and touch to the venerable Air Jordan brand. The eldest of Jordan’s three daughters debuted a new sneaker aptly titled “Heiress” but explains in an interview with ESSENCE that the name of the sneaker is far more than a title she wields as part of basketball royalty.

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Settling into her new role as brand representative in the Charlotte, North Carolina area for Jordan Brand, Jasmine debuted the Air Jordan “Heiress” XI, a feminine take on the classic shoe. And let’s just say, we’re definitely adding them to our Christmas wish list.

“The Ones and the Elevens have always been my favorite Jordan sneaker,” youngest child of the world famous hooper and his ex-wife, Juanita Jordan told ESSENCE. “Our design team loved the fact that the Elevens are already an iconic shoe based off of my dad’s history with it. They wanted to create a more feminine design and give consumers an extended girl’s size. With this design, people get a shoe that’s elevated luxury and a holiday season shoe that is very elegant, clean and classy.”

And as explained in the article excerpt above, the Heiress is indeed a classic looking shoe with just the right touch of flair for the ladies who love rocking Js but want something that compliments their look without looking like straight hoopers. For Jordan, the term heiress shouldn’t be limited to its dictionary definition or gender norms.

“I just want to people to understand that as corny as it may be, anybody and everybody can be an Heiress. Heiress isn’t just true to it’s actual definition. In all actuality everybody can be an heiress because it is just another form of being a boss,” Jordan told ESSENCE.

Right on to that.

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COMME des GARÇONS Debuts New “Andy Warhol’s You’re In” Fragance

COMME des GARÇONS has taken the wraps off its new unisex fragrance called “Andy Warhol’s You’re In.” The limited edition product is a play on the iconic pop artist’s You’re In artwork from 1967, featuring silver spray-painted Coca-Cola bottles in a wooden crate. The fragrance itself is comprised of bitter orange, aldehydes, makrut lime zest, jasmine, coriander leaf, pittosporum, cashmere wood, musk and metallic amber notes.

A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Warhol Foundation. Each fragrance will set you back approximately $ 95 USD and will be made available at Dover Street Market New York on September 7.

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Alton Glass Debuts New Virtual Reality Film at American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

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Back in 2014, Alton Glass’ groundbreaking drama CRU made history at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Independent Film Awards when it took home a win in each category it was nominated for, including Best Film and Best Director. Three years later, the award-winning filmmaker returned to the annual festival to break new ground yet again with his virtual reality movie, A Little Love, which premiered Saturday, June 17, 2017.

The story of A Little Love explores the themes of love, family, and adventure, and stars actors Kellita Smith and Dorien Wilson. Watch Glass summarize the plot of the film in the video clip below:



Although the majority of the films screened at ABFF were shot via a standard camera, Glass’ VR film uses a combination of live-action and animation footage to leverage innovative VR technology in a way that completely immerses viewers in a 360° experience. In turn, this enables the audience to feel part of the narrative itself.

“Seeing the audience watch A Little Love for the first time was really awesome,” Glass says, in an interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE.“They were looking all around, laughing, and just fully transported into this experience. I think that this was something very different for them to experience at a film festival [and] at ABFF, and I think that they loved it.”


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Along with providing the audience with an exclusive VR experience, the accompanying panel included a Q&A about the convergence of technology, media, and entertainment, which featured Glass as well as VR experts and television executives. During the talkback session, Glass opened up about being one of the few African American pioneers in the VR filmmaking landscape.  He also spoke about his decision to explore VR filmmaking, after directing a number of highly acclaimed movies like The Confidant (2010), starring Boris Kodjoe and David Banner; and The Mannsfield 12 (2007), which was acquired by BET.

“What inspired me to create a narrative in virtual reality like this, was being able to see someone like myself—for people of color or diversity—inside of an experience in virtual reality,” Glass says. “I’ve never seen anything where I felt like I was there—[in the film]— with people that looked like me. So, I felt compelled to make that piece.”

The celebrated director also explained why he chose to premiere his VR movie during the five-day festival. “It was important for me to debut this film at ABFF because one, ABFF has very supportive throughout my career,” Glass says, also adding that secondly, A Little Love is one of the first VR films to feature people of color.

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Cheryl Cole Debuts Baby Bump in First Official Maternity Shoot Hours After Liam Payne’s Surprise Brit Awards Appearance

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Liam PayneMum is no longer the word: Cheryl Cole has officially confirmed she’s expecting a baby with Liam Payne.
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Gigi Hadid Strips Down to Lingerie for Latest Tommy Hilfiger Ad, Debuts Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

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Kelly Rowland Debuts Pregnant Belly In Yoga Photo

Well, there’s no denying it now.

Kelly Rowland posted a cryptic photo of baby sneakers to her Instagram account on June 10 that left us wondering whether she had a baby on the way. Well, a new picture posted to her Instagram page on June 19 officially confirms our suspicions, as her growing belly is in plain view in this yoga pose:

Rowland didn’t caption the photo, but her belly pretty much says it all. The 33-year-old tied the knot with her husband Tim Witherspoon in May.


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