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The best models of all time (…and what makes a supermodel super?)

Cindy’s in a major Omega campaign, Naomi’s back on the catwalk and Donatella broke the internet with her reunion of the ‘famous five’ for the Versace SS18 show. As the original supers stalk back into the spotlight, here’s our edit of the best models of all time.

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Introduction by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

If you were old enough to reach a newsagent counter in 1990, you’ll remember that cover: Naomi, Linda, Tatjana, Christy and Cindy, high-glam action figures clustered together, gazing at us on the front of January Vogue. Even those of us who fancied ourselves too lofty for supermodel daydreams were entranced by Peter Lindbergh’s black and white photo, elevated from the realm of fashion and approaching something closer to cinema. It was the image that kicked off the era of supermodel mania. If you weren’t old enough the first time round, you’ll definitely remember a certain Instagram-breaking moment last September – a similarly Amazonian line-up of Cindy, Claudia, Naomi, Carla and Helena, reunited on the Versace SS18 catwalk. The ‘supermodel’ has come full circle – quite literally in the case of these returning stars, whose stock has never been higher than now.

The original gang, a bit like the Spice Girls, had someone for everyone. Naomi Campbell: assertive, playful yet exquisite, the obvious icon not only for young black women, but for those who coveted her haughty ‘I’m worth it’ chutzpah. Linda Evangelista: chameleon-like with her ever-changing hair colour, yet always unmistakable, and admired for the gumption of saying she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $ 10,000 a day. Christy Turlington, with her calm doe-eyed gaze and impossibly perfect features that looked carved from soapstone. Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitz, the smiling, can-do faces of athletic vigour on each side of the pond. That cover was shot more than a quarter of a century ago, yet ask most people to name a supermodel, and chances are at least one member of this quintet will roll instantly off the tongue.

Not that they were the first to be termed ‘supermodels’. The word has been bandied about since 1891, when painter Henry Stacy Marks rhapsodised about a certain variety of sitter: ‘The “super” model… goes in for theatrical effect; always has an expression of “Ha! Ha! More blood…”’ With each person dubbed a ‘supermodel’ over the 75 years it took for the term to take hold, the profession took form. To be a supermodel is to be an entity larger than that of fashion plate: Lisa Fonssagrives, a Swede widely considered to be the very first of the type, is perhaps known as such because she leveraged her modelling streak of the 40s into a fashion-design career. You also need to be instantly recognisable, to have a Cindy Crawford-mole USP, if you will: when Dorian Leigh – another candidate for the world’s first supermodel – met legendary editor Diana Vreeland, Mrs V told her, ‘Do not – do not do anything to those eyebrows!’ Perhaps it’s about celebrity (Twiggy prompted The New York Times’ first use of the word, in 1968), or an unshakeable self-belief (Janice Dickinson claimed she coined the term in 1979, which is patently untrue).

If the 1990 quintet were the first graduating class of modern supermodels, Kate Moss was its first rogue scholar. She seized the public eye in a singular fashion: she was unhealthily skinny, the story went, and then there was that whole ‘heroin chic’ thing. Plus, she didn’t care, or at least she didn’t look like she did. That deadpan expression, that flatness echoed by the broad planes of her face – teenage girls who couldn’t disguise that they cared desperately about boys, good grades and being liked were probably infuriated by her insouciance, consoling themselves by silently thinking, ‘She isn’t even that pretty.’

It’s this, I now see, that made her a supermodel. Kate Moss is no gargoyle; she doesn’t even qualify as jolie laide. But her face was the next logical step from the template that her supermodel elders had etched. Evangelista et al were jaw-droppingly beautiful, none of them dabbled in plebeian prettiness. Kate, with her much-mentioned (in model terms) shortness, ‘bandy’ legs and gappy smile, had the same magnetism and uniqueness they all share. Mere beauty isn’t what set them apart. To earn the ‘super’ prefix, a model doesn’t have to be the most beautiful model nor does she have to be the most commercially successful. She has to have that ineffable quality known as ‘It’, even as her It-ness is conferred upon a supermodel largely after her christening. She has to be comfortable with that, inhabit it and use it to her advantage. ‘There was nothing like these girls,’ says Sasha Charnin Morrison, who witnessed the rise of the supermodel during her 30-plus years in fashion publishing, including stints as fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar, Allure and Us Weekly. ‘When they said things like, “I don’t get out of bed for less than $ 10,000 a day,” that made complete sense. They were worth every penny.’

And they were, for a while. The predecessor to the model was the mannequin; models were referred to as ‘live mannequins’ before we settled upon our current term. A model’s job is to wear clothes, to be dressed, styled and passively done unto. The supermodels turned this on its head – the essence of feminism is the ability to have a choice, and these women were the ones doing the choosing. They were in control of their bodies, careers and the clothes they agreed to wear – and they sold them. It is less about possessing beauty and more about possessing a ‘look’– one that can shift depending on circumstance and styling, of course. A model asks that you look at her as a part of the whole – the fashion, the make-up, the hair, the mise-en-scène. A supermodel asks no such thing; she demands, and in doing so makes it clear that it is her essence that should remain indelible in your mind.

Which was, of course, their downfall. By 1998, Time had declared the death of the supermodel, with good reason. Moss walked for Alexander McQueen in spring 1997; a year and a half later, his showstopping Joan of Arc show featured relative nobodies. Designers wanted their creations to take centre stage, and magazine covers used actresses when they wanted recognition, and lesser-known models when they wanted  the face of ‘relatability’ – the idea being that readers better project their own identity on to a blank canvas, unaccompanied by the overwhelming individuality of a Cindy or a Naomi.

Today’s supermodels may not have inherited their predecessors’ iconic status as models, but their DNA carries other imprints: business acumen (Cindy founded an empire on fitness videos before YouTube was a twinkle in Steve Chen’s eye), brand relationships, distinct yet pliant identities. While the originals were made into stars by endless press coverage, social media has allowed Gigi, Bella and Kendall to create stars of themselves. They aren’t at the mercy of the press for their image; they create their own personae, controlling what to reveal and what to conceal. With this ability to generate mystery, the new supermodel has mastered the catch-22 of It-ness, along with the business savvy that goes with the title. What remains to be seen is whether they will develop the quality that sees a quorum of the Vogue five working into their 50s – the ability to compel. When you look at Naomi Campbell lounging on a bed, gazing into the camera with a languid tease, you see light. Perhaps you envy her, but your deeper envy belongs to the photographer, able to watch her transcendence from behind the safety of the lens. You can’t tear your eyes away.

Scroll down for our best models ever hall of fame…

1. Suzy Parker

Era: Late 1940s – early 1960s
From: New York
Her look: Freckly and flame-haired with an hourglass figure
USP: A favourite muse of photographer Richard Avedon, her sister Dorian was a famous model, dubbed the ‘world’s first supermodel’. That was before the world met Suzy. She went on to eclipse her sis, becoming the first model to earn $ 100,000 per year and the only one to have an (unreleased) Beatles song named after her

2. Twiggy (AKA Lesley Hornby)

Era: 1960s
From: Neasden, North-West London
Her look: Bambi – after a few weeks of no dinner. Big eyes, spidery lashes and a skinny twig-like frame (hence the nickname).
USP: Invented the Swinging Sixties – with a little help from the Beatles, Carnaby Street, et al. Discovered at 16 when she had her hair chopped off in hairdresser Leonard’s West End salon – a fashion journalist saw the pictures, and the rest is history.

3. Veruschka

Era: 1960s
From: Kaliningrad, Russia.
Her look: A lionine mane of blonde hair and the kind of versatile face that could take any look – fake ‘eyes’ on her eyelids, being covered in gold leaf… You name it, she pulled it off
USP: Her blue blood and fascinating family. Real name: Vera Gottliebe Anna Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort. Her mother was a Prussian countess and her father was a German count who was an active member of the Resistance – he was eventually executed for an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler.

4. Penelope Tree

Era: 1960s
From: UK
Her look: Saucer eyes, spiky lashes and poker-straight hair. ‘An Egyptian Jimminy Cricket’ according to her then-boyfriend, cheeky chappie photographer David Bailey.
USP: Super-connected socialite roots – brought up in the US, her mother was an American socialite descended from famous social activist Endicott Peabody. Her British MP dad threatened to sue if her first-ever photos (by legendary photographer Diane Arbus) were published.

5. Jean Shrimpton (AKA ‘The Shrimp’)

Era: 1960s
From: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Her look: Delicate, snub-nosed perfection
USP: Yet another David Bailey conquest, she started her affair with him when he was still married to his first wife, who he divorced to be with Shrimpton. Described as having ‘the world’s most beautiful face’, everything she wore (even barely visible in a beauty campaign) was always a sell-out

6. Pat Cleveland


Era: 1960s-Present
From: New York
Her look: European-style beauty with a free-flowing mane of black hair
USP: One of the most famous black models to break through fashion’s exclusionary policies of the 60s, she was named ‘the all-time superstar model’ by former US Vogue editor, André Leon Talley. Modelling for designers from Valentino to Yves Saint Laurent, it was on the runway where she really established her fame, bringing her own theatrical style. She moved to Paris in 1970, refusing to return to the US until 1974, the year Vogue first featured a black model on their cover.

7. Lauren Hutton

Era: 1970s-present. Yup, she’s still going, modelling for The Row, Club Monaco and jewellery brand Alexis Bittar in recent years
From: Charleston, South Carolina
Her look: Two words: gap teeth. After trying to disguise the gap with mortician’s wax, she eventually refused to have them ‘fixed’, heralding a new era of healthy body image and natural imagery in modelling
USP: The first model to score a big-bucks beauty contract, negotiating $ 400,000 to be the ‘face’ of Revlon in 1973. Appeared on the cover of Vogue a record 41 times. Not forgetting her eight-page nude magazine photoshoot – at the age of 61.

8. Beverly Johnson



Era: 1970s
From: Buffalo, New York
Her look: Chisel-jawed glamour

USP: Credited with forcing fashion to take black women seriously, she was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of US Vogue in 1974 and ditto French Elle in 1975. Also an actress, she’s appeared in everything from Law & Order to Sabrina, the Teenage Witch in recent years

9. Christie Brinkley

Era: 1970s and 1980s
From: Michigan, USA
Her look: Cookie-cutter California Girl personified (she was brought up in LA) – toned and tanned with a perma-grin
USP: She had the longest-running beauty contract of any model, ever – 25 years as the face of Cover Girl. Along with 500 magazine covers, including 3 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimwear issue covers – quite the coup in the 1980s. Also: a spell as Mrs Billy Joel.

10. Cindy Crawford

Era: 1980s and 1990s
From: Illinois, USA
Her look: Big hair, strong brows, athletic body. Hang on, have we forgotten something? Oh yes. The most famous mole OF ALL TIME.
USP: Brains and business acumen. She nearly ended up as a chemical engineer and invented the celebrity workout video with her famous ‘Cindy Crawford: Shape Your Body’ exercise series, raking in a fortune in the process.

11. Claudia Schiffer

Era: 1980s and 1990s
From: Rheinberg, Germany
Her look: Teutonic Brigitte Bardot
USP: Holds the world record for most amount of magazine covers, as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Was hand-selected by Karl Lagerfeld for his Chanel campaigns and remained one of his favourites for years. But what can top being ‘guillotined’ by permatanned magician David Copperfield (her fiance from 1994-1999) live on stage?

12. Helena Christensen

Era: 1980s-present
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Her look: Enigmatic and olive-skinned, thanks to her mixed Danish/Peruvian heritage
USP: Former Miss Universe Denmark with serious creative skills. She wanted to be a musician and has run her own fashion boutiques (including Butik in New York) and clothing lines. A successful photographer, she was the launch creative director of Nylon magazine, and has held exhibitions of her work

13. Linda Evangelista

Era: 1980s-present
From: Ontario, Canada
Her look: Hawk-nosed chameleon, with ever-changing hair. Long before ‘The Rachel’, it was all about ‘The Linda’ – her 1989 gamine crop that became famous the world over, inspiring wigs and other celebrities (hello, Demi Moore in Ghost).
USP: The feisty models’ model. It was she who uttered the infamous phrase, ‘We don’t wake up for less than $ 10,000 a day,’ referring to her and her fellow supermodel gang. She’s credited with setting a new benchmark for models’ fees and caused controversy by reportedly earning sky-high sums for walking in catwalk shows for the big houses.

14. Kristen McMenamy


Era: 1980s-present
From: 
Pennsylvania, USA
Her look:
Other-worldly androgynous. Legendary model agent Eileen Ford advised her to have cosmetic surgery – luckily, she pressed on with her unique look
USP:
Ushered in the era of grunge in 1992. Some might say she actually started it, by chopping her long red hair off and letting Francois Nars shave her eyebrows for an Anna Sui catwalk show. Cue international recognition and a starring role in fashion shoots with titles like ‘Grunge & Glory.’ Combined with her theatrical poses and runway ‘walk’, she’s still your go-to girl for high-fashion drama.

15. Christy Turlington

Era: 1980s-present
From: California (her mother is from El Salvador), USA
Her look: Doe-eyed serenity – the embodiment of Calvin Klein’s fragrance Eternity, one of her most famous campaigns.
USP: The Zen One. Having launched her own Ayurvedic skincare line and yoga range, she’s now a prominent campaigner for maternal health in the developing world. She studied for a masters’ degree in public health and launched Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organisation that supports maternal health programmes in countries including Malawi, Uganda, and Indonesia, as well as directing a 2010 documentary on the subject, No Woman, No Cry

16. Elle Macpherson
Era: 1980s-present
From: Sydney, Australia
Her Look: Athletic girl-next-door with surfboard abs
USP: She’s graced the cover of a record five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues, earning herself the nickname ‘The Body’. She had a ‘Body’-off with Heidi Klum after Klum referred to herself using the same nickname in an advertisement for a Victoria’s Secret bra. Savvy businesswoman to boot, she’s made millions with her lingerie line Elle Macpherson Intimates and was also head judge of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model for three years from 2010.
17. Naomi CampbellEra: 1980s-present
From: Streatham, South London
Her look: Perfectly symmetrical with pillowy pout and serious (some might say ferocious) attitude.
USP: Where shall we start?
The good: The first black model to appear on the cover of US Vogue’s key September issue (in 1989)
Forced the fashion industry to up their bookings of black girls (her pal Yves Saint Laurent threatened to pull his advertising if they didn’t)
Starred in a Bob Marley music video at age 7
Took fashion’s most famous tumble on a pair of Vivienne Westwood mega-platforms
Was called ‘honorary granddaughter’ by Nelson Mandela
Has worked non-stop for charity – including raising £4.5 million (and counting) for disaster relief through her own Fashion For Relief foundation
The bad: Um. Convincted of assault four times and accused of various forms of assault or abuse by no less than 9 employees and associates
Was forced to appear in a 2010 war crimes trial against former Liberian president Charles Taylor after apparently receiving a ‘blood diamond’ from him. She denied any knowledge.18. Kate MossEra: 1980s-present
From: Croydon, South London
Her look: The Game-Changer: ‘short’ (5’7″), slightly bow-legged, gap-toothed, freckly… The anti-glamazon.
USP: The ultimate muse. She rarely speaks, but that’s OK because all other significant cultural voices do it for her. An 18-carat statue of her worth £1.5m created in 2008 for the British Museum was the largest gold statue created since Ancient Egyptian times, a painting of her by Lucian Freud was sold for £3.9 million in 2005, and she’s inspired every fashion photographer from Corinne Day to Mario Testino. Not to mention musicians, including her exes Pete Doherty and Jamie Hince. We won’t start on her actual style. If it wasn’t for her, would ‘Get The Look’ fashion pages even exist?19. Gisele Bundchen

Era: 1990s-present
From: Southern Brazil.
Her look: Brazilian bombshell who brought the sexy back. Sunkissed hair, sunkissed limbs, and a special Zoolander-tastic stride known as the ‘horse walk’ – knees up, feet kicking out in front.
USP: She’s been the highest-paid model in the world every year since 2004. She wore the most expensive lingerie ever created in the 2000 Victoria’s Secret show (the ‘Red Hot Fantasy Bra’ worth $ 15 million) and she’s chalked up over 350 ad campaigns and 1,200 magazine covers.

20. Natalia Vodianova

Era: 1990s-present
From: Gorky, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Her look: Dreamy innocent with piercing blue eyes
USP: Rags to riches tale following a heartbreaking early start – born into extreme poverty and with a disabled half-sister, she sold fruit on the street as a child to help family finances, before ending up as Viscountess Portman after marrying English property heir Justin Portman. Now goes out with equally illustrious Antoine Arnault, son of LVMH founder Bernard Arnault, and is a mother of four. Yes, four. And she can still shimmy into an Italian sample-size catwalk look

21. Erin O’Connor

Era: 1990s-present
From: West Midlands
Her look: Unconventional, angular and aristocratic
USP: The favourite muse of fashion’s great creatives, including Alexander McQueen (where she played a madwoman trapped in a glass cage for one of his early shows, Lunatic Asylum), John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier, who ‘discovered’ her. One of the few living people to appear on a Royal Mail postage stamp, part of a specially-commissioned set shot by photographer Nick Knight.

22. Alek Wek


Era: 1995-Present
From: Wau, South Sudan
Her look: Strong, unique and exotic
USP: Dark-skinned models were almost unheard of in the high fashion industry before Wek came along. After being scouted by Models 1 age 14 she became a huge influence on changing beauty ideals and went on to grace the covers of Elle, i-D, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, as well as appearing in editorials for Vogue. She fled her native Sudan in 1991 to escape the civil war and now devotes time to work with UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and World Vision.

23. Agyness Deyn

Era: 2000s
From: Greater Manchester
Her look: Punky bleached crop and down-to-earth, non-model ‘walk’.
USP: Best mates with teenage pal Henry Holland, it’s fair to say she helped launch his career while he helped launched hers. Her first job was in a chip shop in Rossendale. Now a bona fide serious actress, starring in West End play The Leisure Society and films including Electricity (2013) and Patient Zero (2015)

24. Jessica Stam

Era: 2000s-present
From: Ontario, Canada
Her look: Elfin porcelain-doll pretty, with feline eyes
USP: She inspired one of the original It bags, the Marc Jacobs ‘Stam’ – a quilted, ladylike frame bag – in 2005. Demand was so high, waiting lists had to be closed. A glammer claim to fame than being the world’s most beautiful dentist – her original career plan.

25. Mariacarla Boscono

Era: 2000s
From: Rome (with a well-travelled childhood featuring spells in Florida, Italy and Kenya)
Her look: Black-haired, pale-skinned Sicilian-widow glamour
USP: Has appeared in the Pirelli calendar 3 times. She’s earned a place in fashion history as long-running muse to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci – she’s basically the human embodiment of his dark, Latin-infused aesthetic.

26. Daria Werbowy

Era: 2000s
From: Krakow, Poland (she grew up in Canada)
Her look: Tawny, leggy, panther-like grace
USP: A true fashion models’ model, she holds the all-time record for opening and closing the most shows in a single season. Her long, lithe limbs and cool, natural beauty have been seen in everything from Balmain (the image of her in then-designer Christophe Decarnin’s 2010 collection with its ripped khaki vests, sharp-shouldered military jackets and skinny leather jeans sparked a thousand copycats) to Vogue Paris shoots galore.


27. Liu Wen

Era: 2000s
From: Hunan, China
Her look: Delicate features topped off with sweet dimples
USP: Dubbed ‘the first Chinese supermodel’ by reductionists everywhere, it can’t be denied that she’s done a lot to bridge the gap between East and West as far as fashion’s concerned. The first East-Asian model to star in the Victoria’s Secret show, the first East-Asian spokesmodel for Estée Lauder and the first Asian model to make Forbes magazine’s annual highest-paid model ranking. Also riveting: she claims she’s never had a boyfriend.

28. Cara Delevingne
Era: 2010s
From: West London
Her look: Angel face with beetle brows
USP: Aristo with attitude. Impressive array of comedy facial expressions (tongue-out selfie, anyone?) and ‘don’t give a ****’ approach. Her family’s posher than a princess (relatives include a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret, baronets and viscounts aplenty and two Lord Mayors of London) but she’s not shy about her undercut or indeed about being bisexual, currently dating female singer St Vincent.29. Edie CampbellEra: 2010s
From: Westbourne Grove, West London
Her look: Unique combo of haughty and kooky – sullen stare, fine features and punky crop
USP: A talented jockey, she won the first-ever ladies charity race, The Magnolia Cup, at Goodwood in 2011. No wonder Burberry have snapped her up to convey classy Brit cool personified in ad campaigns galore.

30. Jourdan Dunn
Era: 2000s-present
From: Greenford, West London
Her look: Razor-sharp cheekbones and a sultry, sleepy gaze
USP: In 2008, she was (sadly) the first black model to walk in a Prada show for over a decade. Now a poster girl for diversity in modelling, causing controversy when she posted on social media that she’d been rejected from a Dior couture show for her boobs and not her skin colour, which she said is what ‘usually happens’. Also a role model for young single mums everywhere – she had her son, Riley, at 19, and has spoken about his battle with sickle-cell anaemia.

31. Kendall Jenner

Era: 2010s-present
From: LA
Her look: High-fashion version of the Kardashian LookTM
USP: When you book Kendall, you book access to 35 MILLION devoted social media followers. Yup, she was definitely paying attention when Kris ‘n’ Kim were working out the global domination master plan. Google have named her as the second most-searched-for model in the world, and Adweek claimed she generates $ 236,000 for a single Tweet. The Instagirl generation has arrived.

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A Super Bowl chili alternative: Instant Pot chicken and lentil chili

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Lindsay Weiss

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Looking for a great alternative to the standard Super Bowl chili? My husband actually made this recipe for us based off a recipe in our Instant Pot cookbook. He played with it a little and added the chicken and it has quickly become my favorite Instant Pot recipe. It’s super healthy and packed with protein, but really delicious too. He makes a double batch and we freeze the rest for another meal.

If you have a healthier crowd that doesn’t want to sacrifice flavor, this chili is for you. It’s still hearty and red, but you lose all the saturated fat from the hamburger and gain all the protein from lentils. The chili powder and smoked paprika lend tons of flavor, and the chicken makes it super hearty — so even the manliest men don’t feel cheated by this chili.

I make the chicken first to make sure it’s cooked perfectly. (Actually I usually make a huge batch of chicken in the Instant Pot every Sunday and just use it throughout the week.) Then just throw everything else in and pressure cook it up!

Instant Pot Chicken and Lentil Chili

Chicken

I like to double or triple this recipe and freeze the rest for other recipes.

1 pound chicken breasts
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot. Close lid and turn vent to seal. Cook on poultry setting (high pressure) for 6 minutes. Allow to release naturally for 5 minutes, and then do a quick release if needed. Remove chicken from liquid and rest chicken for 5-10 minutes. Shred or cut chicken into small pieces.

Chili

3 ounces pitted dates (We found these packaged near the prunes)
8 cloves garlic
2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire-roasted tomatoes
2 large red bell peppers, cored and chopped
1 pound red lentils
8 cups water
6 ounces tomato paste
1 large onion, chopped
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons oregano
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Blend the dates, garlic, tomatoes, and red bell pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Place puree and all remaining ingredients into the Instant Pot and cook on manual at high pressure for 10 minutes.

3. Let pressure release naturally or quick release and enjoy immediately. Stir in shredded chicken and serve with crusty bread.

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Prince, Dodge Ram, Protests: Race-related Issues in Spotlight of Super Bowl LII

The use of one of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches as a voice-over in the automotive manufacturer’s commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl game drew swift rebuke from fans of the late civil rights leader on social media.

“I just heard the voice of the famous anti-capitalist Martin Luther King, Jr, preaching a sermon on service, superimposed over the images of white American military personnel on parade in dress uniforms, in order to sell Ram trucks. I understand sports ball is to blame,” said M. Pezzulo in a comment left on the video on YouTube.

 

Many comments on various social media channels also echo the same sentiment, saying it was inappropriate for Dodge to use King’s Drum Major Instinct speech—given in 1968, on greatness and service—to sell cars.


“If you want to be important, wonderful. If you want to be free, wonderful. If you want to be recognized, wonderful. If you want to be great, wonderful. Recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant—that’s a new definition of greatness,” King said as the video depicts fishermen, military, firefighters, football players, and other workers before cutting to shots of Ram’s truck.

The commercial ended with Ram’s tagline, “Built to Serve.”

The King Center said on Twitter that neither the organization nor members of King’s family approved the use of the words or imagery for use in the ad.

Other comments said it was hypocritical of the NFL to allow such an ad while NFL players who kneel during the national anthem all year were heavily criticized as activists staged protests outside the U.S. Bank stadium.

Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and a coalition of other groups attempted to shut down several critical transit lines in downtown Minneapolis in order to protest police brutality and racism.

About 100 leaders representing the Movement for Black Lives, Black Lives Matter Network, BYP100, St. Louis Action Council, and the BlackOUT Collective wore t-shirts branded with “You can’t play with Black lives!” locked arms and formed a chain blockade on the tracks of the West Bank station near the U.S. Bank Stadium for about an hour, according to the Star Tribune.

The activists said they are using the moment to call attention to and stand with athletes who have knelt and protested racial injustice and police brutality against African Americans over the past two football seasons.

The City of Minneapolis had banned city residents without Super Bowl tickets from using the public transit—a move activists said primarily affected people of color who rely on it to commute to work.

Seventeen of the protesters who were arrested were later released with a citation according to the Star Tribune.

In a night already filled with controversies, the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show didn’t disappoint either. While Justine Timberlake’s much-anticipated performance didn’t deliver on the hype according to some comments on Twitter, it was his tribute to Prince that drew ire from the late singer’s fans.

In a 1998 interview with Guitar World Magazine, Prince was asked what he thought about digital editing to “create a situation where you could jam with any artist from the past.”

“That’s the most demonic thing imaginable,” he said. “Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age. That whole virtual reality thing … it really is demonic. And I am not a demon. Also, what they did with that Beatles song (Free as a Bird), manipulating John Lennon’s voice to have him singing from across the grave … that’ll never happen to me. To prevent that kind of thing from happening is another reason why I want artistic control.”

 

 

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Last night, the Philadelphia Eagles proved the naysayers wrong and sent their hometown into a frenzy by defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 to win their first Super Bowl.

It was a momentous moment for the City of Brotherly Love, although the Eagles’ victory wasn’t the only history made Sunday evening, as Netflix and Paramount conspired to deliver a surprise the likes of which the industry has never seen before: debuting, out of the blue, a heretofore-unseen film online, mere hours after announcing they’d do so via a nationally televised commercial. It was a bombshell that overshadowed the broadcast’s other high-profile trailer premieres and star-studded ads, as well as NBC’s long-awaited postgame episode of This is Us, creating instantaneous must-see excitement that had cinephiles curtailing their partying, firing up their coffee machines, and taking to their handheld devices and set-top boxes into the wee hours of the night.

Too bad, then, that the actual movie turned out to be a dud of the most derivative order—and, on the heels of Bright, another high-profile artistic flop for the streaming service.

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Philadelphia Eagles fans went wild after their team made history Sunday night with its first-ever Super Bowl victory.

Eagles fans celebrated the historic win by pouring into the streets to cheer, cry, set off fireworks, scale street poles and break hotel awnings. By Monday morning, plants and street signs were uprooted and cars were flipped over as fans celebrated a win they had waited decades for.

Some observers criticized the fans’ reactions as needlessly destructive. Despite the property damage, though, Philadelphia is still standing.

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You know how I was telling you that the Super Bowl LII game on Sunday will be peppered with plenty of new trailers. Well, that’s exactly what happened between the Eagles and Patriots’ hot plays last night. But little did I know that so many of the hottest movies coming this year will get new Super Bowl trailers.

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Tiffany Haddish won’t be the only African American starring in Super Bowl commercials airing on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots.

PepsiCo, revered for its viral and entertaining Super Bowl commercials, is stepping up its game this year by bringing together Hollywood veteran Morgan Freeman and hip-hop legends Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes to feature in a joint ad campaign for Mountain Dew and Doritos. And, former American Idol star Todrick Hall will appear in an ad for M&M’s alongside actor Danny DeVito.

In a 30-second teaser uploaded on YouTube by Doritos on Jan. 17, Freeman can be seen facing off against Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage in a rap battle. Another video uploaded a week later shows Elliott and Busta Rhymes coaching Freeman and Dinklage as they prepare for their cameos.

This won’t be Elliott’s first time in the Super Bowl spotlight. In 2015, she thrilled fans with her surprise half-time performance alongside Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX.

“First of all, when you got [Peter Dinklage] and [Morgan Freeman] with [Busta Rhymes] who is turning that down?,” Elliot, 46, told Billboard. “I wanted to be a part of this history right here. That was an epic moment, hearing those names together.”

Other companies, including M&M’s, have released their commercials on social media ahead of the Super Bowl LII game to connect with new generations of fans. M&M’s decision to tap Hall for a Super Bowl ad was based on his huge social media following.

Hall gained global attention competing on American Idol in 2010, reaching the semi-finals. He has since gone on to become a YouTube personality and has appeared as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“We often collaborate with social influencers to create and share branded M&M’s content in their own colorful and fun way,” M&M’s spokesperson Allison Miazga-Bedrick said in a statement. “This time, we flipped our approach and surprised Todrick Hall’s fans with an unexpected appearance in our Super Bowl LII commercial.”

For the first time in seven years, Groupon will be airing its own Super Bowl commercial after tapping Haddish to be their spokesperson. She came about the gig after she shared her personal Groupon story on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

While it was a major win for Haddish, it’s also a major move for the discount e-commerce marketplace. A 2015 study released by Nielsen reported that African American households earning $ 75,000 or more are growing rapidly. The report also said black America might be represented by 75 million people in the United States, about 20% of the U.S. population.

Super Bowl LII will take place at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, Feb. 4. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.

 

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The Big Game is over, but a big year for movies is only just beginning! Thankfully, we now have a better idea of what to expect from some of 2018’s most anticipated blockbusters. From our first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story to Tom Cruise and the gang’s return in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, we’ve gathered all the TV spots and trailers for your convenience below.

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For someone so recently tone-deaf, it’s remarkable that Justin Timberlake managed to get out a note at all during his Super Bowl halftime show.

Then again, the sound design was so poor—Timberlake’s vocals were only decipherable when no instruments were playing—even that meager commendation is arguable. What’s inarguable is that after a string of jaw-dropping extravaganzas from the likes of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake delivered the worst halftime show of the tradition’s recent pop-star era. May the ghost of Prince haunt him forever.

It’s one thing when a cynical media is preemptively eager to drag a performance. From the unjust optics of Timberlake’s redemption for his part in the Janet Jackson nip-slip fiasco to the rumors that he’d be using a hologram of The Purple One against his family’s wishes, the lead-up to Sunday night’s show was mired in controversy. But it’s another when the abysmal end product merits the inevitable snark.

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Timberlake back at Super Bowl halftime, no wardrobe malfunctions

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Justin Timberlake posed for a selfie, paid tribute to music legend Prince and played it safe at a halftime Super Bowl performance on Sunday, returning to the gig where he and Janet Jackson introduced “wardrobe malfunction” to the American lexicon.


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Still Planning Your Super Bowl Food? Let Sunny Anderson Help

Whether you’re tuning in for the commercials, or you’re watching for the celebrities, unless you’re still boycotting the NFL and skipping the big game altogether, you’re going to need to get your Super Bowl food plans together. Like now.

Food Network host Sunny Anderson is here to rescue you from endless hours of scrolling Pinterest for the perfect recipes. Try either (or both) or her crowd-pleasing dishes to feed the football fans in your life.

Sunny’s Easy-Win Chili 

Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson, 2017

Serves 6-8

  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo or spicy sausage, casing removed
  • 1 pound ground chuck (80% beef, 20% fat)
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated on a rasp or finely minced
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dry, whole leaf thyme
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 14 ounces (1¾ cups) crushed tomato
  • 14 ounces (1¾ cups) beef stock

1. Start the chili. In a medium pot with a heavy base or Dutch oven on medium high heat add the chorizo, beef, onions, salt and a pinch of pepper. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to break the chorizo down into bits like the ground beef. Once the chorizo is mostly cooked and the onions are tender, add the garlic, chili powder, chili flakes, thyme, and cinnamon. Cook a few minutes while stirring to combine all the flavors.

2. Cover and finish. Add the crushed tomato and beef stock. Raise the heat until the pot boils, then lower to a low simmer and cover. Cook stirring occasionally for about 40 minutes. Serve with a toppings/pairings bar. Transfer to a slow cooker if for a party.

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Sunny Anderson’s Infladium (Photo: Amscan)

Anderson not only delivers he goods when it comes to what you should make for Super Bowl food, but she’s also tackled the problem of how you should serve it. A football super-fan herself, Anderson has made tailgating a bit less stressful for the host with her invention of the Infladium, an inflatable, reusable snack stadium that debuted last November and is sold at Party City stores across the country.

Here are her suggestions for what to serve with the chili when a simple serving bowl won’t do:

Fill the field:

  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Corn bread
  • Baked potatoes
  • Taco shells

Fill the stands:

  • Tortillas, corn chips, tortilla chips
  • Chopped scallions, tomatoes, onions
  • Salsas, sour cream, hot sauce
  • Lettuce, corn, pickled jalapenos
  • Shredded cheeses, aluminum foil wrapped baked potatoes
  • Tater tots, radish slices, shredded lettuce, sliced black olives

If your home will be full of famished fans but the thought of actually cooking Super Bowl food is too much bear, Anderson’s also got a recipe for a cheesy dip that will save you time in the kitchen and get you back in the action in front of the TV.

Sunny’s Cheese “Point” Spread

Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson, 2017

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Sunny Anderson’s Cheese “Point” Spread (Photo: Amscan)

For the spread

  • 48 ounces shredded white cheddar
  • 48 ounces shredded Monterey jack
  • 4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 48 ounces scallion cream cheese
  • 1 cup drained and chopped pimentos
  • ½ cup drained and chopped pickled jalapenos

Garnish:

  • 32 ounces shredded white cheddar
  • bunches of fresh dill
  • bunches of fresh parsley, chopped
  • bunches of fresh cilantro, chopped

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and spread evenly into the full sheet to flatten. Top with cheddar cheese and green herbs to create a football field.

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Pink Singing the National Anthem With the Flu Won the Super Bowl Before It Even Started

If performing for one of the largest audiences in the world is not already enough pressure, imagine doing it with the flu.

That’s what Grammy Award-winning artist Pink had to do ahead of the Super Bowl LII Sunday when she performed the National Anthem as this year’s competitors, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, looked on. Pink, who had a goal of performing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl after she saw Whitney Houston do so in 1991, battled through the flu Sunday — and her fans came flocking to Twitter to voice praise and admiration for singing while sick.

One Twitter user said, “Anyone who can sing the national anthem while having the flu with such grace is a legend in my book.” Another simply said, “All hail Pink.”

Pink announced she had the flu just ahead of her performance in an Instagram post, that showed her practicing at the stadium in Minneapolis. She blamed her “two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH” for the illness, and wrote that she “arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare.”

Still, Pink wrote, she would give it her all. “I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world,” she added. “And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do.”

It appeared Pink was still battling the flu just moments before she was set to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Some eagle-eyed fans (no pun intended) spotted the singer spit out what appeared to be gum or a cough drop.

The singer later cleared up the gum vs. cough drop debate online with a simple tweet.

As for the match-up between the Eagles and Patriots, Pink has a clear favorite. She’s a life-long Eagles fan.

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DESIGNER SIDELINES: While some advertisers will be forking over $ 5 million for 30-second Super Bowl commercials, Vera Wang will be getting some air time for free.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ cheerleaders will be rallying for Nick Foles and the rest of the team wearing uniforms created by the New York designer. In 2003, Wang became the first big-name designer to suit up a NFL cheerleading squad. No slouch in the athletic department, Wang herself was a competitive skater before she segued into fashion. Through the years, Wang has suited up all sorts of elite athletes — Nancy Kerrigan, Michelle Kwan and Evan Lysacek among them. At this month’s Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, the undefeated U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen will hit the ice wearing costumes designed by Wang. “I have always been an athlete, a supporter of so many disciplines, a true fan, and very proud and humbled by having dressed so many athletes in competition and for many of their weddings and red carpet moments!‎” she said.
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Janet Jackson might’ve confirmed she’s not performing at the Super Bowl tonight, but she’s still managing to upstage Justin Timberlake anyway.

Janet-loving Twitter users rebranded Timberlake’s return to the Super Bowl halftime show as #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay. Who can forget his last trip to the Super Bowl, in 2004, when Timberlake was responsible for Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction”?

All these posts highlighting Jackson’s talent sure makes you wish the man in the woods would go back there and let Janet take the stage instead.

On this @JanetJackson #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay, let’s set this thing off the right way: pic.twitter.com/2jcucJD9yk

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It was the halftime show seen ‘round the world: pop icon Janet Jackson and ‘N Sync alum Justin Timberlake closing out the 2004 Super Bowl performance in Houston, Texas. But what began as a duet ended with Timberlake ripping off part of Jackson’s leather and lace bodice, briefly exposing her bare breast (save for a silver nipple shield) to the stadium audience and more than 140 million viewers at home. The notorious moment effectively introduced “wardrobe malfunction” into the pop-culture lexicon and helped inspire the birth of YouTube, but it has also shaped both stars’ careers in the ensuing years.

Now, 14 years later, Timberlake is returning to the Super Bowl stage to headline his own show. His upcoming performance has reignited some of the feelings that arose at the time of what would come to be known as “Nipplegate” — especially from those who feel Timberlake skirted harsh criticism while Jackson shouldered the brunt of it. Ahead of Sunday’s halftime show, here’s a refresher on what happened the last time Justin Timberlake performed at the Super Bowl, what he’s said about it since and why some people want him to apologize before he performs there again.

What happened at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show

Janet Jackson headlined the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, recruiting multiple guest artists including Diddy, Jessica Simpson, Kid Rock and Timberlake. During the final moments of the performance, the duo performed a duet version of his song “Rock Your Body,” which includes the lyrics, “Bet I’ll have you naked by the end of this song.” While singing these lyrics, Timberlake tore off the right cup of Jackson’s leather bustier, exposing her bare breast. Immediately afterward Jackson, appearing visibly shocked, covered herself with her hand while CBS cut to a shot of the stadium.

While some speculated that the moment was pre-meditated as a publicity stunt, others pointed out that perhaps the red lace fabric that came off with the leather was actually supposed to stay on, covering Jackson’s accessorized nipple — a theory Jackson’s publicist Stephen Huvane later confirmed to the New York Times. But no one could have anticipated the backlash the “wardrobe malfunction” would inspire. For his part, Timberlake told Access Hollywood in the immediate aftermath, “We love giving you all something to talk about.”

What happened following the Super Bowl

Immediately following the broadcast, the major players behind the production — the NFL; CBS, which aired the game; and MTV and Viacom, which produced the halftime show — released statements. NFL executive vice president Joe Browne said, “We were extremely disappointed by elements of the MTV-produced halftime show. They were totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the content of the show.” He added that it was “unlikely” that MTV would be involved with another show in the future.

CBS emphasized that the moment was not what had been rehearsed, saying, “We attended all rehearsals throughout the week and there was no indication that any such thing would happen. The moment did not conform to CBS broadcast standards and we would like to apologize to anyone who was offended.” MTV and Viacom reiterated this statement, saying, “The tearing of Janet Jackson’s costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance.”

The day after the Super Bowl, Jackson was asked by CBS to release a statement about the incident, while Timberlake was not. “The decision to have a costume reveal at the end of my halftime show performance was made after final rehearsals. MTV was completely unaware of it. It was not my intention that it go as far as it did. I apologize to anyone offended – including the audience, MTV, CBS and the NFL.” The next day, the networks asked her to release a video statement that emphasized her part in changing the performance. Timberlake was not asked to make a video statement.

Later that week, Timberlake gave an interview to KCBS, denying that it was a publicity stunt and distancing himself from the incident: “The fact of the matter is, I’ve had a good year, a really good year, especially with my music, even me personally. I don’t feel like I need publicity like this. And I wouldn’t want to be involved with a stunt, especially of this magnitude. I immediately looked at her, they brought a towel up onstage, I immediately covered her up. I was completely embarrassed, just walked off the stage as quick as I could.”

The FCC received over 500,000 complaints about the halftime show and fined CBS $ 550,000, a fee that was eventually dismissed after eight years and a visit to the Supreme Court, with Michael Powell, the then-chairman of the FCC, calling the moment a “classless, crass, and deplorable stunt.”

Later, MTV’s then-chief executive Tom Freston told Reuters that “Janet Jackson engineered it.” CBS also focused the blame on Jackson by refusing to promote her music or videos on any of their TV or radio properties, including MTV and VH1. When the Grammys rolled around shortly after the Super Bowl, People reported that Jackson was pressured by CBS, which also aired the Grammys, not to attend — under threat of rescinding her invitation — despite the fact that she had been asked to present a Luther Vandross tribute. Timberlake attended the ceremony and won two awards that night, using his acceptance speech to offer a joking half-apology for the incident: “I know it’s been a rough week on everybody,” he said. “What occurred was unintentional, completely regrettable, and I apologize if you guys were offended.”

How it’s affected Timberlake since

Over the last 14 years, Timberlake has solidified his position in the music industry, winning nine Grammys and releasing commercially and critically successful albums including 2006’s Futuresex/Lovesounds. His latest album, Man of the Woods, was released Feb. 2 in advance of the halftime show. He’s also commented, albeit vaguely, on Nipplegate multiple times.

In 2007, he acknowledged to MTV that Jackson was unfairly blamed for the incident: “In my honest opinion now…I could’ve handled it better. I’m part of a community that consider themselves artists. And if there was something I could have done in her defense that was more than I realized then, I would have. But the other half of me was like, ‘Wow. We still haven’t found the weapons of mass destruction, and everybody cares about this!’ If you consider it 50-50, I probably got 10 percent of the blame, and that says something about society. I think that America’s harsher on women. And I think that America is, you know, unfairly harsh on ethnic people.” Two years later, in 2009, he told Entertainment Weekly: “I wish I had supported Janet more. I am not sorry I apologized, but I wish I had been there more for Janet.”

Timberlake spoke about the incident recently, when he appeared on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show in January. He said that he “made peace of the whole thing.” He continued, “It’s just something that you have to look back on and go, ‘OK, you can’t change what’s happened, but you can move forward and learn from it…It’s just one of those things were you go, like, ‘Yeah, what do you want me to say?’ We’re not going to do that again.” He also shared that he had “resolved the situation” with Jackson. “I don’t know that a lot of people know that. I don’t think it’s my job to do that because you value the relationships that you do have with people.” He also confirmed during his Super Bowl halftime show press conference that Jackson will not be a guest performer.

How it’s affected Jackson since

Things after Nipplegate were much different for Jackson than they were for Timberlake. Her album Damita Jo, released in the months following the 2004 Super Bowl, went platinum but didn’t achieve the same measure of commercial success she had had in the past, which many argue was related to the decision by Clear Channel Communications, which owned CBS and MTV, to blacklist her. Neither did she get the spike in listener engagement that artists like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry experienced following their halftime shows. Though she’s been nominated, she hasn’t taken home a Grammy since the incident.

In 2004, she told Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America that she had “moved on from it,” going so far as to say, “I don’t really want to talk about it ever again.” Unfortunately, it proved difficult to avoid. In 2006, she spoke about it with Oprah Winfrey, saying that she found the focus on the brief instant “absurd.” She agreed when Winfrey suggested that Timberlake had left her to take the blame “to a certain degree” and that the blame had been focused on her. “I think they did put all the emphasis on me, as opposed to us.” During the interview, she also shared that while Timberlake had reached out to her, she hadn’t spoken to him as of that time. “Friendship is very important to me, and certain things you just don’t do to friends. In my own time, I’ll give him a call.”

In 2018, when asked to participate in an article about the 2004 halftime show by USA Today ahead of Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance, Jackson’s rep offered no comment.

Why people are demanding #JusticeForJanet

While both Timberlake and Jackson have addressed the incident and moved on with their careers, fans haven’t forgotten about the ways in which the lack of blame on Timberlake coincided with a boost to his solo music career. Many further point out that this career has benefitted from being largely modeled after, in both sound and style, Jackson’s brother, the late, great Michael Jackson. (Timberlake even won the 2013 MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.)

Many have been critical of Timberlake’s embrace of R&B, calling it an appropriation of black music and culture. This sentiment surged when Timberlake tweeted that he was “inspired” by a speech that actor and activist Jesse Williams gave during the 2016 BET Awards, in which Williams called out white people for “extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil” and “ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them.”

One journalist quoted Timberlake’s tweet, using it as an opportunity to ask him about the politics of his benefitting, as a white man, off of black culture, and pointing out that he had never apologized to Jackson for making her take the majority of the blame for Nipplegate.

In a now-deleted tweet, Timberlake responded by writing: “Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation. Bye.” This response was not well-received by fans online, many of whom called him out for what they considered a tone-deaf statement. He later issued an apology via Twitter.

The uneasy sentiments flared up again after it was announced in October 2017 that Timberlake would headline the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show. Fans created the hashtag #JusticeForJanet, which they used to share why they felt that Timberlake should apologize and be held accountable for his role in the treatment of Jackson following incident. The hashtag has especially flourished in the midst of movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up, which call for widespread reform when it comes to issues like gender inequality.

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What to do in Downtown Minneapolis if you’re visiting to see the 2018 Super Bowl

What to do in Downtown Minneapolis if you’re visiting to see the 2018 Super Bowl


What to do in Downtown Minneapolis if you’re visiting to see the 2018 Super Bowl

We envy you diehard football fans headed to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota this weekend for the 2018 Super Bowl. Come Sunday, the New England Patriots will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that will have us all on the edge of our seats. But before you attend the big game, those of you who are visiting Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first time may want to get some sight-seeing in. There’s so much to do in downtown Minneapolis — we’d love to give you a few suggestions.

Firstly, if you haven’t already checked out the U.S. Bank Stadium’s pre-Super Bowl event lineup, we highly recommend you do so. The Stadium began their Super Bowl festival on January 26th so fans can pack as much football fun into their Super Bowl experience as possible. Until game day, February 4th, the Stadium is hosting Super Bowl LIVE and Super Bowl Experience, two events filled with family fun.

Attendees can play virtual reality games, go to live concerts, and receive autographs from notable NFL players.

Once you’ve had your fill of fun at U.S. Bank Stadium, grab the family and go check out what the City of Minneapolis has to offer. Such as…

Minneapolis Institute of Art

With over 80,000 works of art spanning over 4,000 years, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) will balance out your sports vacation with a bit of art history. And, with free admission, you can save your money to buy extra Super Bowl snacks.

Guthrie Theater

Take a tour of Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater while in town. The theater’s website states that the “architecture and scenery are an Instagrammer’s dream.” There aren’t any shows currently playing at the Guthrie, but the building alone is worth a visit.

The Escape Game

Work together with your team to find clues and messages that can help you escape the room. Teams can choose from several different escape themes: “The Heist,” “Mission: Mars,” “Gold Rush,” or “Prison Break.” This live-action brain teaser will get your heart pumping.

Fact: A pre-game huddle increases your chance of escaping by 30%.

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Bitter Minnesota Brewery Tours

If you’re a craft beer connoisseur, you’ll definitely want to check out Bitter Minnesota Brewery Tours. You and your friends can head out on a bus trip to discover all the craft beer Minneapolis has to offer as you hop from taproom to brewery.

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Mill City Museum

History buffs, this is the activity for you. Head over to the historic Mill City Museum on the Mississippi Riverfront. There you can check out a variety of exhibits pertaining to the old mill in which the museum sits. You can also take part in workshops and programs, dine within the museum, and take advantage of the museum’s shopping opportunities.

First Avenue

Love live music? First Avenue  & 7th Street Entry offers a historic venue with two performance spaces that play host to over 200 live concerts a year. Tonight, February 1st, The Mainroom will host Thursday Night Throwdown: A Big Ol’ Funky Dance Party, so grab your tickets now!

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Jimmy Kimmel Found a Way to Infiltrate Super Bowl 2018 in the Most Hilarious Way

Jimmy Kimmel may not be able to make it out to Minneapolis for Super Bowl 2018, but that doesn’t mean his longtime sidekick Guillermo can’t go in his place.

During Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the late night host aired a clip from Super Bowl Media Day in which Guillermo hilariously made the interview rounds with the players and coaches of both the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

Guillermo kicked things off by telling the notoriously straight-faced Bill Belichick to smile more before offering Tom Brady an essential teeth-whitening tip: drink more soda and tequila. “I love tequila,” the Pats quarterback responded, despite the fact that he has said he rarely drinks alcohol.

Guillermo then moved on to the Eagles players Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount, who clearly weren’t sure what to make of his line of questioning. “Your name is Blount, that’s a cool name,” he told the running back. “So when people tackle you, are they hitting the blunt?”

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Bud Light’s Hilarious Super Bowl 2018 Commercial Is Here to Help You Party Like It’s Medieval Times

The culmination of another chapter in Bud Light’s viral “Dilly Dilly” campaign is here just in time for Super Bowl 2018. In the minute-long commercial — which will air during the second quarter of Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles — the beer giant introduces the Bud Knight just in time to save the king and his army of townspeople from sure defeat.

However, it turns out he only showed up to pick up a case of Bud Light at a store conveniently located next to the war-torn battlefield. “A buddy of mine is having this 30th birthday thing,” he explains. “Hey, if you survive, come by.”

But luckily, the blue-armored hero then has a change a heart and pulls out his sword to put an end to the fighting once and for all.

“Wow, somebody likes attention,” the king says as he watches the scene from afar.

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Lindsey Vonn’s Super Bowl Commercial Will Absolutely Get You Fired Up for the Olympics

As the 2018 Winter Olympics fast approach, Lindsey Vonn is helping sports fans gear up for the games with a powerful Super Bowl commercial.

Set to Alicia Keys’ hit 2012 single “Girl on Fire,” the minute-long spot shows the star skier flashing back to some of the obstacles — including a season-ending knee injury that kept her from participating in the 2014 Sochi Games — that she has faced in her pursuit to take home gold. The montage of clips also features home videos of Vonn’s adorable ski beginnings.

Vonn’s commercial is the third of five “Best of Us” Olympic athlete spots that debuted Wednesday on the Today show and are set to air on Super Bowl Sunday. Vonn joined the Today show live from Germany to see the powerful commercial for the first time.

The first events of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, will take place on Feb. 8, with the opening ceremony scheduled for Feb. 9.

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‘SNL’ Comedian Leslie Jones Returns To Olympics As Super Fan

NEW YORK (AP) — Super fan Leslie Jones is returning to the Olympics.

The “Saturday Night Live” comedian is joining NBC’s coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics as a contributor, reprising her role from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

The network said Tuesday that Jones will attend Olympic events, meet athletes and spread her enthusiasm for the games on television and online. The games run Feb. 9-25.

Jones posted a photo on Twitter of her dressed in red, white and blue gear while working out on an exercise machine with the caption, “Guess What Time It is Y’all!!!!! And Guess Where I’m Going!!!!! Slay All Day USA!!!!!!!”

During the Rio Games, Jones had been live-tweeting while watching the games in the U.S. and posted a video of herself decked out in the American flag and wearing plastic gold medals. Upon seeing it, NBC Olympics president Jim Bell invited her to Rio.

Bell says: “Experiencing the Olympics through the lens of Leslie is unlike anything else. Her passion for Team USA is contagious, and her adventures in South Korea should be fascinating.”

Jones was an Emmy nominee for “SNL” and hosted last year’s BET Awards.

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This Guy Made Millions Betting on the World Series. Here Are His Plans for the Super Bowl

(LAS VEGAS) — The same bettor who took this city’s legal sports books for millions of dollars on the World Series is looking to cash in again at the Super Bowl.

The bettor placed a $ 500,000 wager on the Philadelphia Eagles at the South Point sports book, oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said. If the money line bet pays off, the gambler will walk away with $ 1.32 million, with a profit of $ 820,000.

“He’s one of the guys who was floating around betting all that money on the World Series,” Vaccaro said. “I don’t think he lost a bet then, we’ll see how he does now.”

The bettor, who Vaccaro did not publicly identify, also could be behind a bet of more than $ 2 million on the Eagles at the Mirage sports book made earlier in the week. Officials at MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mirage, declined to say whether it was the same bettor, but confirmed the bet was for more than $ 2 million.

“He’s indicated if the conditions are right he might want to bet a little more,” said Jay Rood, who heads sports betting operations for MGM Resorts.

Another $ 700,000 bet was taken on the Eagles at one of the sports books run by CG Technologies, a company official said in a tweet. The bettor was also not identified.

The bets helped move the line at both the South Point and at MGM’s hotels, where the New England Patriots dropped from a 5.5 point favorite to 4.5. They were part of an unusual early flood of money on the Eagles at a time when historically most bettors wait until the days just before the game.

“We’ve had swift betting in first days here,” Rood said. “It’s not abnormal but it has been really swift and strong.”

The bettor at the South Point should have cash to spread around after scoring big during the World Series. Sports book operators said a big bettor went from sports book to sports book to place six figure wagers on at least five of the seven games.

The bettor increased the size of his bets after each win, pocketing millions at various books. The big wins helped Nevada sports books to lose a record $ 11.4 million on baseball bets in November.

“He’s an event player, who bets 4-5 times a year and picks certain spots where he can bet a lot of money,” Vaccaro said. “Nice kid, very easy to work with. It’s the first time he’s bet with us since the World Series.”

Vaccaro said the player made four different bets at $ 125,000, with the money line narrowing with each play. The Eagles must win the game outright for him to win.

Most of the early money on the Super Bowl has been on the Eagles, who opened as much as a 6.5 point underdog in Las Vegas sports books. Odds fluctuate as money is bet, with bookmakers moving them to try and draw equal money on each said.

While some big bets have already come in, the majority of the money bet on the Super Bowl comes in the last few days before the game. Wynn Resorts oddsmaker Johnny Avello said he has already been approached about some big wagers.

“I’ve had some inquiries on a couple of million dollar bets people want to make,” Avello said.

Bookies say they anticipate total legal betting on the Super Bowl to break the record of $ 138.5 million, set just last year. Billions more are believed to be bet on the game illegally around the country.

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Tiffany Haddish’s Viral Groupon Story Leads to Super Bowl Ad Gig

Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish has been a poster child of Black Girl Magic and the ultimate glow up lately. She recently released her New York Times best-selling book, The Last Black Unicorn, and now her hilarious online antics have led to a deal with Groupon. She will serve as the new spokesperson for a series of Groupon campaigns, including the brand’s first Super Bowl commercial in seven years. The 30-second ad from O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul will air during the fourth quarter of the Big Game on Feb. 4, according to Deadline.

The comic has raved about the site to her celebrity co-stars and friends, and during a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview, she talked about taking a Hollywood A-list couple on a Groupon-bought swamp tour experience while filming Girls Trip in Louisiana.

“Nobody knows Groupon like I know Groupon,” Haddish told Deadline. “I’ve been speaking out for them for years. In fact, I should have already been their spokesperson. I’ve invested lots of money into buying Groupon deals, and it’s about time I got an even bigger return on my investment than just saving money at my favorite local businesses.”

“We’re thrilled to have one of the hottest names in entertainment as our new spokesperson,” Groupon Chief Marketing Officer Vinayak Hegde told Deadline. “Tiffany’s award-winning talent and well-known passion for our brand make her the perfect choice to serve as the face of Groupon.”

The company added that the comedian ranks in the top 1% of most frequent Groupon purchasers.

Haddish, whose tell-it-like-it-is candor landed her a spot hosting Saturday Night Live last November, making her the first black female comedian to land the gig. She also won an NAACP Image Award for best supporting actress in a movie for Girls Trip, which brought in more than $ 113 million at the domestic box office—the first black-led, directed and produced film to do so.

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These NFL Teams Have the Most Super Bowl Wins

Super Bowl fans have been tuning into the biggest game of the season for more than 50 years, but only 12 National Football League teams have actually won the championship.

Currently, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history with six victories. (Pittsburgh lost the Super Bowl twice —to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV, and to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX.)

But the Steelers may have new company after this year’s Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4 — assuming the New England Patriots, who are heavily favored to win, bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy back home to Foxborough, Mass.

The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in 2017’s Super Bowl LI, earning New England its fifth Super Bowl win. If New England also wins this year, the Patriots will tie the Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history. Patriots’ star player Tom Brady holds the title for the quarterback with the most Super Bowl wins. And another Patriots triumph this year would add a sixth ring to his collection.

The same goes for New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who holds the record for most Super Bowl wins as a coach, with five championships to his name so far. Even more impressive, Brady and Belichick are the first quarterback-head coach duo in history to win all five of their Super Bowls together, according to ESPN.

Aside from those two teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers tied for second place, with five Super Bowl wins each. They’re followed by the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos, which each have four Super Bowl wins under their belt.

 

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Tom Pennington—Getty ImagesTom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is surrounded by the media after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.
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Rob Carr—Getty ImagesQuarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Thirteen NFL teams have never won the Super Bowl, according to Fox Sports, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Arizona Cardinals, and and Buffalo Bills. Two of those winless teams — the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles — are in this year’s NFL playoffs and are among the most likely teams to win Super Bowl LII, FiveThirtyEight predicts.

Super Bowl LII will take place in Minneapolis at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 6:15 p.m. ET on NBC, with Justin Timberlake set to perform during the Pepsi Halftime show. Pop-star Pink will sing the National Anthem.

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Tiffany Haddish’s Love For Discounts Got Her A Super Bowl Commercial

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You better believe when the cameras are on, Tiffany Haddish is making every joke count. One clip was so funny, it’s now landed her a deal with Groupon.

Back in July of 2017, Tiffany appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and detailed a hilarious outing with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. They took a Louisiana swamp tour using a Groupon, and Tiffany’s funny retelling of the situation caused the video to go viral.

Eventually, the clip reached the folks over at Groupon and they loved it so much, they offered Tiffany to be their official spokesperson. Her answer? Check out the video below.


In addition to being the face of Groupon, the company also hooked Tiffany up with an employee app and put some extra cash in her account. According to People, a Super Bowl ad starring Tiffany is also scheduled during the fourth quarter of the game.

Swipe through to check out more funny Groupon clips with Tiffany, as well as the Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview that started it all!

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Justin Timberlake Is Your 2018 Super Bowl Performer. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

Justin Timberlake will take to the Super Bowl Halftime Show’s stage in Minneapolis this year, marking his third time singing at the annual NFL playoff event. P!nk, meanwhile, will be performing the “Star-Spangled Banner” before kickoff on Feb. 4 at U.S Bank Stadium. He follows last year’s high-flying Lady Gaga and 2016’s Coldplay as headliner for the show.

Timberlake first sang at Super Bowl XXXV back in 2001 during the heyday of beloved boyband *NSYNC. The quintet rocked out to perennial favorite “It’s Gonna Be Me” alongside Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Britney Spears and others. Soon after launching his solo career, he graced the stage as one of the lineup of stars MTV recruited for 2004’s Super Bowl XXXVIII show — which also famously featured Janet Jackson. At the end of Timberlake’s performance of “Rock Your Body,” he famously ripped off Jackson’s breastplate, exposing her to the nation — and the millions watching — in an incident that would be subsequently coined “Nipplegate” and drawn out in an extended legal battle involving Jackson, the FCC, CBS and Viacom. Timberlake apologized for the controversial “wardrobe malfunction.”

Now, Timberlake is back for round three. And he’s got new music to promote: he just released his latest single, “Filthy,” on Jan. 5 and is following it up with his third solo album, Man of the Woods, due out just days before the Super Bowl. on Feb. 2. Odds are we’ll be treated to a mix of his tried-and-true classics (“SexyBack,” anyone?), family-friendly hits (“Can’t Stop the Feeling”) and some of his new tunes to finish it off.

As for the singing of the national anthem? That honor goes to P!nk, another of Timberlake’s early-aughts-era pop star cohort. Looks like the 2000s really are back in vogue.


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5 Super Slow and 5 Super Fast Recipes For Long Workdays

all day crockpot recipesIf one of your holiday gifts last year was a new pressure cooker or slow cooker (Instant Pot included), or if you just haven’t been getting enough mileage out of either or both of these kitchen appliances, we thought we’d round up some recipes for inspiration. Here are five all day crockpot recipes and five super fast Instant Pot recipes we’re interested in trying — slow for the long workdays, and fast when you want to make something quick (15 minutes or less) when you get home from work and can’t deal with another meal from Seamless or the freezer. Do you have a new pressure cooker or slow cooker that you’ve been trying out? What are your favorite sources of recipes (or recipes!) for them? Do you have any go-to fast or slow meals?

Psst: We’ve also talked about slow cooker recipes for working women, shared Instant Pot tips, and discussed the best cookware and kitchen appliances — and Kat’s shared some of her easy weeknight dinners in the past as well. 

Here are some workday-friendly recipes to try in your slow cooker or pressure cooker:

All Day Crockpot Recipes: Up to 10 Hours

These work really well for long workdays — a cooker with a timer can keep your meal warm for another 1–2 hours after it’s finished cooking.

  • A Year of Slow Cooking suggests meals with beans — even after hours of cooking, they won’t be dried out. Prep time: soak beans overnight (or 1–2 hours); cook time: 9 hours on low.
  • Recipes that Crock has a recipe for Italian pot roast. Prep time: 5 minutes; cook time: 8–10 hours on low).
  • Skinny Taste shares an easy recipe for jerk pork with Caribbean salsa. Prep time: marinate overnight; cook time: 9 hours on low.
  • The Skinny Fork shares a spaghetti squash Thai “noodle” bowl. Prep time: 1 minute to poke holes in squash, plus a few minutes to prep dressing and steam broccoli; cook time: 8–9 hours on low.
  • Cafe Johnsonia offers a vegan option for white bean stew. Prep time: 20 minutes; cook time: 8–10 hours on low.

Super Fast Instant Pot Recipes: 15 Minutes or Less

If you get home late or just don’t have much time to cook, try these quick and easy recipes.

  • Instant Pot shares a 1-minute pork chops and homemade applesauce recipe.
  • Health Starts in the Kitchen offers a 5-minute salmon and rice pilaf recipe.
  • A Fork’s Tale has a 15-minute orange chicken recipe that can be made while you steam broccoli and prepare rice.
  • The Sausagetarian offers a curried red lentil and sweet potato soup that is ready in about 10 minutes, including prep time.
  • Two Sleevers has a 10-minute recipe for chicken tikka masala. At the end, you remove the chicken and freeze half of the sauce for leftovers. (You’ll probably want to marinate the chicken for 1–2 hours ahead of time.)

Do you have a slow cooker and/or pressure cooker? What are your favorite all day crockpot recipes, or super fast Instant Pot recipes for when you’re short on time in the evenings?

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Tristan Thompson Pens a Super Sweet Note to Khloé Kardashian Celebrating Her Pregnancy: ‘Girl You Look Better Now’ [Photos]

Khloé Kardashian made her big pregnancy announcement yesterday and Tristan Thompson followed-up with an adorable message for the future mother of his child.

He responded to Khloé’s post, initially writing:

“My love, thank you for [allowing] me to be a part of your journey in life and allowing to share this moment with you this is something [I’ll] always cherish. Girl you look better now.”

After gathering his thoughts, he returned to Instagram with a deeper reflection of his love for the reality star.

“My love, Thank you for allowing me to be apart [sic] of your journey and entering your life that day at the bel air hotel. One of the best moments of my life,” Tristan wrote, crediting fellow basketball player Brandon Jennings with introducing them.

“I’m soo happy to be on this journey together with you and creating this angel from the man above,” he continued. “Everyday [sic] I give thanks to him for bringing us together. I love you soo much and I know our little angel feels the love we share together and will know that mommy and daddy loves them unconditional and forever and ever amen.”

 

So cute.

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Too Funny: Will Smith Offers Justin Timberlake Some Super Bowl Advice [Video]

Have you heard? Will Smith has joined Instagram.

His good friend Justin Timberlake offered some ‘welcome’ advice on how #ThrowbackThursday works…

…and Will responded with some advice of his own.

Haha! Welcome to IG, Will!

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Super Bowl Live Concert Series Includes Tribute To Prince

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A series of free, outdoor concerts during the 10-days leading up to the Super Bowl will include a Prince tribute and plenty of Minnesota flavor.

Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis announced their concert lineup for Super Bowl Live on Friday.
The festival will include a “Prince night,” during which Sheila E., the Revolution and Morris Day & the Time will pay tribute to the Purple One.

The New Power Generation will also perform during the festival, as well as other Twin Cities favorites, including Soul Asylum, the Suburbs, Bob Mould, Mint Condition, and more.

Jimmy “Jam” Harris says the concert series is an opportunity to showcase Minnesota music for a worldwide audience.
One non-local act will be Idina Menzel. She’ll open the series by singing a hit from the Disney movie “Frozen.”

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Super Mario Bros.’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and More

The Week in Movie News: 'Super Mario Bros.', 'Fantastic Beasts' and More

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:

 

BIG NEWS

Super Mario Bros. is finally headed to the movies again: It's been almost 25 years since the failed first Super Mario Bros. movie arrived in theaters, and now Nintendo is finally ready to let Hollywood try again, this time with an animated feature. Read more here.

 

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5 Tips to Get You Started in Super Mario Odyssey Speedrunning

Super Mario Odyssey is finally here, and players from around the world are enjoying the incredible gameplay, beautiful visuals, and wealth of Moons to collect. It’s no surprise that the speedrunning community has already latched onto Odyssey and are discovering brand-new ways to push Mario’s latest adventure to the limit. Here are 5 essential speedrunning tips to get you started.

Alright, let’s start with the basics. Super Mario Odyssey introduces Cappy, which adds a new element to the movement not previously seen in earlier generations of the series. You can familiarise yourself with all of the movement options Mario and Cappy have to offer by pausing the game, heading down to “Action Guide,” and then “Basic Actions.”

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‘Super Mario Bros.’ Will Be Animated for Next Movie Adaptation

'Super Mario Bros.' Will Be Animated for Next Movie Adaptation

Nintendo, one of the biggest video game companies in history, hasn't bothered with movie adaptations for almost 25 years. Since the failure of 1993's live-action Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, there's been little to no interest to try again. Rumors have circulated in recent years about deals with Disney or general plans for big screen versions of its properties. But we're now on the verge of something real happening – and it…

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‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Is Nintendo’s Most Delightful Game in Years

Though Nintendo is home to some of the most iconic video game franchises of all time, including The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong, the Super Mario games are arguably the company’s flagship property. Every major Nintendo console has featured a Super Mario game and the franchise, as of now, is still the best-selling of all time. And for good reason.

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What Day Is the Super Bowl in 2018?

With the announcement that Justin Timberlake is set to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2018, it’s the perfect time to start planning for game day.

Though Super Bowl Sunday is still a few months away, the hype for Super Bowl 52 is in full swing. And if you’re a football fan hoping to score tickets to next year’s Super Bowl, or even just host a party at home, you’ll want to make sure you have all the latest information.

Here’s everything you need to know about Super Bowl 52:

What day is the Super Bowl in 2018?

The Super Bowl 2018 date is Feb. 4, 2018. That’s right — next year’s Super Bowl Sunday will take place on the first Sunday in February. This hasn’t always been the case, but it has happened in recent years since the NFL season kicks off the week after Labor Day.

Where is Super Bowl 2018 going to be?

Unlike the sunny southern host of last year’s Super Bowl, Houston, the 2018 game will take place up north in Minneapolis at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

Super Bowl locations are decided far in advance, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Minneapolis as the location of the 52nd Super Bowl back in 2014.

Locations for future years have also been decided: In 2016, the league announced that Atlanta would host in 2019, South Florida in 2020 and Los Angeles in 2021. When it was revealed that the opening of the Rams’ and the Chargers’ joint stadium in Inglewood, California would be delayed due to record rainfall, the NFL subbed in Tampa for 2021 and gave 2022’s Super Bowl to L.A.

Who is performing at the Super Bowl 2018 halftime show?

On Sunday night, Timberlake announced he would be performing at the Super Bowl 2018 halftime show. This marks the singer’s third appearance in a Super Bowl halftime show, and his first since his unforgettable 2004 performance of “Rock Your Body” with Janet Jackson.

Timberlake ripped off a piece of Jackson’s costume during the halftime show and revealed part of her breast, a controversial incident dubbed “Nipplegate.” Both apologized and Timberlake called the reveal a “wardrobe malfunction.”

While some see this as a redemption for Timberlake, whose career has taken off since the early 2000s, other fans were not happy that he is now being invited back while Jackson has not returned to perform for a Super Bowl halftime show.

Super Bowl predictions

As fans prepare for Super Bowl in February, many are already making Super Bowl 2018 predictions. Wild-card playoffs will begin Jan. 6, 2018, and will be followed by the divisional round in the middle of the month and then conference championships Jan. 21.

Here are the Super Bowl odds from Vegas Insider:

New England Patriots 4/1
Kansas City Chiefs 8/1
Philadelphia Eagles 8/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 10/1
Seattle Seahawks 10/1
Atlanta Falcons 14/1
Carolina Panthers 20/1
Minnesota Vikings 20/1
Denver Broncos 25/1
Green Bay Packers 25/1
New Orleans Saints 25/1
Dallas Cowboys 33/1
Detroit Lions 33/1
Houston Texans 33/1
Los Angeles Rams 33/1
Tennessee Titans 33/1
Washington Redskins 33/1
Cincinnati Bengals 50/1
Arizona Cardinals 66/1
Baltimore Ravens 66/1
Buffalo Bills 66/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 66/1
Miami Dolphins 66/1
Oakland Raiders 66/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66/1
Los Angeles Chargers 80/1
New York Giants 80/1
Chicago Bears 100/1
Indianapolis Colts 100/1
New York Jets 200/1
Cleveland Browns 1000/1
San Francisco 49ers 1000/1


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Justin Timberlake Will Headline Super Bowl LII Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake confirmed Sunday night that he would headline this year's Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the singer's role in Janet Jackson's

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Justin Timberlake Will Headline Next Year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson cause a national controversy.

The NFL announced Sunday night that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota.

This will be the third time for Timberlake to perform at halftime, the most for any entertainer. Timberlake performed at the 2001 Super Bowl with N’Sync, and he sang “Rock Your Body” with Jackson in 2004 in Houston. That performance concluded with Timberlake ripping her costume to reveal her right breast bare except for a nipple shield.

That drew CBS a $ 550,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission that was later overturned.

Timberlake has won 10 Grammys, and the Tennessee native also has won four Emmys.


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Has Bowser Become A Pimp Now in ‘Super Mario Odyssey’?

So Bowser has decided to a put a little more effort into his look. Why is everyone suddenly calling him a pimp?

In Super Mario Odyssey, Mario is once again at odds with his forever-nemesis Bowser, chasing him across dozens of worlds in an attempt to rescue Princess Peach. Bowser has kidnapped the princess to try to force her to marry him. On his quest, Mario is accompanied by Cappy, a ghost hat/ghost wearing a hat (we can’t really say at this point), who is also trying to rescue his sister Tiara, the crown currently on Princess Peach’s head. It’s all very strange.


It’s not his fault she’s a stone-cold broad.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a “pimp” as “a criminal who is associated with, usually exerts control over, and lives off the earnings of one or more prostitutes.” If we’re rolling with this, one can only assume that we’re referencing Princess Peach as Bowser’s property. This actually isn’t as far-fetched an idea, given the history between the two.

A Broken Family


Could Peach actually be Bowser Jr’s real mama?

We never really figure out if Peach is, in fact, the mother of Bowser Jr. We meet Bowser Jr. in Super Mario Sunshine, where he boldly declares his intention to “rescue” Peach from Mario’s clutches. Bowser Jr. eventually comes to believe that Peach is not his mother, and Bowser admits to him as such, although the little one still calls her “Mama” in later games.

But what if this was a lie? Peach never openly denies it. What if, knowing the Mushroom Kingdom monarch would never publicly accept her offspring, Bowser lied to his son to spare his feelings? Bowser Jr. was only four years old at the time. He couldn’t bear to see his son suffer, knowing his mother would never acknowledge him. So, to protect his only child, Bowser hid the truth.

So what if now he’s collecting on this emotional debt? What if Peach’s dark secret is that she did, in fact, have a meaningful relationship with Bowser, only for it to crumble after the birth of their son? Maybe Bowser is earning the “pimp” title, calling the mother of his child home to seal the deal and mend his broken family.

Anything For Love



But “pimp” can also be used as a verb, as in to “make (something) more showy or impressive.” This is certainly the case with Bowser’s new digs, which are a huge cut above him running around naked all the time. You can’t blame Bowser for putting on his finest vestments and making a move — the dinosaur(?) is in love, for god’s sake — especially when Mario hasn’t so much as made a move to claim Peach’s affections.

Our recommendation: Bowser should just drag her to the courthouse and get it done without all the pomp and globe-trotting circumstance. Although, his amiibo will make a great wedding cake topper.

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Super easy one-pot chicken chili verde

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Lindsay Weiss

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Need a dump-and-stir dinner that tastes restaurant quality? This easy white bean chicken chili is perfect for busy weeknights. It takes some help from a can of verde (green) salsa which provides the burst of flavor and color.

All the work is done in one stock pot. You stir up the olive oil, onions, and spices and simply dump the rest of the ingredients in. Let it simmer as long as you need — it can go for hours if needed on low, low heat. Stir in the cooked chicken right before serving and you’ve got dinner.

If you don’t have any cooked chicken breast handy, a rotisserie chicken works great.

Easy One-Pot Chicken Chili Verde
If you’re going to let this simmer for a long while (on very low heat), wait and add the cooked chicken just before serving. This will keep it from overcooking. This makes your house smell SO GOOD!

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
16 ounces salsa verde
15-ounces cannellini beans or Great Northern beans, not drained
1 pound (about 4 cups) shredded cooked chicken
32 ounces chicken broth or stock
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (or to taste)

Heat oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes. Add cumin, salt and pepper, continue to stir and cook for another 1 minute.
Stir in salsa verde and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

Add remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer. Salt and pepper to taste, lower heat and cook covered for about 20 minutes.

Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Serves 6.

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Tom Brady: A Timeline of the Football Superstar After His Super Bowl Triumph

Ever since Tom Brady and his Patriots won a come-from-behind Super Bowl in February, the NFL superstar has been living his best life leading up to the 2017 season. From goofing off with Gronk to ditching Trump and even sumo wrestling in Japan (yes, really), here's everything Tommy boy has been up to since.

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