Canada Clinches Its First NBA Title as Toronto Raptors Defeat the Golden State Warriors

Canadians descended upon Oracle Arena in Oakland on Thursday night, hoping to see the Toronto Raptors win their first NBA title, and the first “big four” (NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL) North American pro sports championship for Canada since the Toronto Blue Jays secured their second straight World Series title way back in 1993 (the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup that same year; incredibly, no Canadian NHL team has won the Cup since). The Raptors’ supporters arrived from every province, it seemed, in Northern California, many wearing the garish purple jerseys — featuring an oversized red dribbling dinosaur — that the franchise sported in its inaugural years, when Toronto lost lots of basketball games.

When Game 6 was over and Toronto pulled out a 114-110 victory to win a third straight Finals game on the road — and clinch the series — Canadian fans refused to leave Oracle.

This was the last game in Oakland for the Warriors, winners of three of the past five NBA titles, before they move across the bay to San Francisco next season. But the Raptors’ fans had taken over the arena. Delirious, they filled dozens of rows in the aftermath of Toronto’s win, serenading NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, underappreciated All-Star Kyle Lowry, emerging superstar Pascal Siakam — who finished Game 6 with 26 points, on 10-17 shooting — and reserve guard Fred VanVleet, the overlooked, undrafted, none-too-athletic 6-footer who ripped the hearts out of the Warriors faithful with a dozen fourth quarter points. VanFleet outplayed Stephen Curry down the stretch.

Even as the team chugged from champagne bottles in the locker room, leaving them strewn all over the floor, fans lingered outside. “It feels so good to shut this place down,” says Ankura Tayal, 36, a chiropractor from Victoria, British Columbia. “Respectfully.”

Entering these NBA playoffs, Toronto hadn’t earned too much respect from many hoops pundits, despite finishing regular season with the second-best record in the league. Five straight playoff exits will earn you plenty of doubters. Milwaukee, with MVP candidate Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia, and even Boston — a talented team that could never quite rally around Kyrie Irving — were trendier picks to win the Eastern conference. But Toronto? Sure, the Raptors had Leonard, the league’s most unassuming, keep-to-himself superstar. But Toronto didn’t feature any flashy lottery picks. VanFleet, for one, was undrafted out of Wichita State. “It’s not the glam stars,” says Van Fleet. “None of our guys probably, other than Kawhi, are in that big boy fan club or the fan boy club of the NBA.”

Sure, the Raptors benefitted from Golden State’s surreal rash of injuries. Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles after playing just 12 minutes in Game 5, his only appearance of the Finals. Klay Thompson was torching Toronto in Game 6 — he had 30 points in third quarter when Toronto’s Danny Green fouled him on a dunk attempt. Thompson landed awkwardly on his knee, but told his coach, Steve Kerr, that he’d need just a two minute rest. Thompson tore his ACL. Both Durant and Thompson are free agents coming up this summer, but could both miss significant portions of next season recovering from their ailments, muddling the plans of both Golden State and the teams that planned on pursuing Durant. (Thompson will almost certainly re-sign with the Warriors.)

Even though Golden State lost a lot of firepower these finals, the Raptors earned the title. Toronto withstood inspired performances from Golden State veterans like Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green: Iguodala finshed with 22 points on 3-6 shooting from three-point range, while Green recorded a triple double: 11 points, 19 rebounds, 13 assists. Curry had a chance to put Golden State up a point in the final seconds, but his three-pointer under pressure bounced off the rim.

Lowry, for one, came out firing in Game 6, scoring ten points in just over two minutes to become the fastest double-digit scorer in the NBA Finals in at least 43 years: He finished with 26. Toronto’s path to the title started last summer, when the team traded popular All-Star DeMar DeRozan — Lowry’s closest friend on the team — to San Antonio for Leonard, another free agent this summer who had expressed no interest in playing in Toronto. So the Raptors took a calculated risk. Rent Leonard for a year, perhaps, but give themselves a better chance at a championship. Lowry felt betrayed. Leonard reached out to him. “I texted Kyle probably a day later — or the day I got traded and told him let’s go out and do something special,” says Leonard. “I know your best friend left. I know you’re mad. But let’s make this thing work out. And here we are today.”

Raising the championship trophy, Canada’s NBA first.

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McDonald’s Celebrates Black Excellence Through New ‘Black & Positively Golden ‘Campaign

McDonald’s USA rolled out its largest campaign in 16 years targeting African American consumers on Friday. The new campaign, titled “Black & Positively Golden,” aims to uplift black communities and inspire excellence through education, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. It also replaces the McDonald’s 365Black platform, which began in 2003.

The campaign launched in partnership with YWCA USA at a community event held at Leimert Park in Los Angeles. The event began with a panel of black corporate executives that discussed the messaging behind “Black & Positively Golden,” how it celebrates black excellence, and highlights stories of truth, power, and pride. The kickoff also featured the unveiling of a mural created by L.A.-based artist Enkone, an appearance by Insecure actress Yvonne Orji, and a live performance by multi-platinum recording artist Normani.

Beyond the launch event, McDonald’s has commenced a yearlong commitment to support the YWCA USA’s Women’s Empowerment 360 Program—an initiative designed to empower female entrepreneurs of color. The global food chain’s financial support will provide approximately 5,000 aspiring businesswomen around the country with an education curriculum and other tools needed for success.

According to Lizette Williams, Head of Cultural Engagement & Experiences, McDonald’s USA, the fast-food chain has been a pillar in communities of color by providing jobs, franchise opportunities, and scholarship funding. “The African American consumer, for McDonald’s, is critically important,” she told BLACK ENTERPRISE. “We’re a brand that’s accessible for everyone, but we’ve been there in the black community for 50 years. We’ve supported the black community through our work with HBCU scholarships,” in addition to supporting organizations like the YWCA and NAACP. “It continues to be at the very fabric of what the corporation and brand represent.”

Nicole Enearu, a franchisee who currently owns/operates a total of 18 McDonald’s restaurants with her family, told BE that the campaign “is really about shining a light on the positive things that are happening in the African American community and demonstrating McDonald’s ongoing commitment to our community.”

Enearu is just one of 300 African American McDonald’s franchisees in the U.S. who will help bring the campaign to life by providing economic opportunities to the neighborhoods they serve. “We maintain a commitment to our neighbors through various parts of our business—including scholarship partnerships with historically black colleges and universities, generational wealth-building with franchisee training and partnering with minority suppliers,” she said in a statement.

Terrence Burrell, the vice president and creative director of Burrell Communications Group, the firm that helped create the “Black & Positively Golden” campaign, says he hopes it will ultimately drown out negative news surrounding the black community. “We want that to be the narrative versus what we’re getting from the BBQ Beckys of the world and all of those moments that seem to go viral.”

In conjunction with the YWCA launch event, McDonald’s debuted the campaign with a 60-second television spot during the 50th NAACP Image Awards. “Black & Positively Golden” will also be featured in black-oriented media outlets and events throughout the year. Furthermore, McDonald’s says it will continue to provide scholarships for students attending HBCUs through its partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

“More than a campaign, we want to create a movement around positivity in black America,” said Williams.

Watch the “Black & Positively Golden” spot below.



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Berlin Film Festival Review: Fatih Akin Loses His Touch with Brutal, Punishing The Golden Glove

Of all the movies playing in competition here at the 69th Berlin Film Festival—officially known as the Berlinale—Fatih Akin’s The Golden Glove was the one with the most potential to make a splash Stateside.

That was until people actually saw it.

Akin, born in Germany and of Turkish heritage, is one of the most respected and just plain liked filmmakers in Germany. American audiences may be most familiar with his marvelous 2004 breakout film Head-On (its German title is Gegen die Wand, translating roughly to “Against the Wall”), in which an emotionally troubled young woman from a repressive Turkish family (Sibel Kikilli) talks her way into a platonic marriage with a decrepit fortyish rogue who has drunk a little too deeply from the trough of rock’n’roll (Birol Ünel). It’s a gorgeous, vital film about displacement and belonging, both in the country where you live and with the person in bed next to you.

Akin has made other movies since then, of course: The most recent was the thoughtful crime thriller In the Fade (2017), which won that year’s Golden Globe for best foreign-language film. But nothing has captivated American audiences as Head On did. And now, with The Golden Glove, Akin pushes that potential audience even further away. Adapted from a novel by Heinz Strunk, a best-seller in Germany, The Golden Glove tells the story of real-life killer Fritz Honka (played by the young German actor Jonas Dassler, in heavy prosthetic makeup) who murdered—and dismembered—at least four women in Hamburg in the early 1970s. Akin doesn’t downplay the grisly details, and even though much of the horrific violence takes place just off-screen, there’s nothing discreet about it: The sound of a hacksaw carving its way through a woman’s neck doesn’t leave much to the imagination. Not even the guy who’s doing the deed wants to hear it; he interrupts the task at hand to slap a record on the hi-fi, though it’s not clear if the schmaltzy ballad he’s playing is designed to muffle the sound or turn the event into a kind of sick celebration.

Honka is a hardcore weirdo who hangs out at the bar, in Hamburg’s red light district, that gives the movie its title. This is a place where forgotten, broken people show up to obliterate not just their memories, but their lives. Some are pathetic and sad; others are downright mean. Honka, a hunched loner with a lazy eye and meaty, molten features, drinks, drinks and drinks some more. Booze fires up both his sex drive and his thirst for sadism. The movie opens with a half-glimpsed corpse lying on a dingy, rumpled bed—this is Honka’s first victim, her stockings constricting her chubby legs like sausage casings. After folding the body up and stuffing it into a garbage bag, he begins dragging it down the stairs of his attic flat—its head bumps along each stair with a muffled clunk, like a bowling ball wrapped in a scrap of cloth.

That’s before the first dismemberment—and at this point, we’re barely 10 minutes into the movie. The Golden Glove is a turnoff the minute it starts: The dim beige color palette, the recurring bludgeoning and blood-splattering, the way Akin observes Honka’s first grunting, aggravated act of body disposal (he acts as if the corpse has done him an inconvenience). Sometimes Akin’s tone is jaunty, particularly when he’s observing the Golden Glove’s patrons: In an early scene, the weatherbeaten bartender wears a shirt with a bunch of little shirts printed on it, one of those kitsch-classic 1970s numbers that reads like a little joke.

But the relentlessness of The Golden Glove is exhausting. Where has Akin gone? He’s not a passive observer—even here, he’s alive to everything he’s showing us, and you can almost read his brain vibrations on the screen. It’s not that he’s stopped thinking. But his movie is heartless, and tinged a rotten green with misogyny. Honka’s victims were older women, over 50, with faces that might once have been pretty but are now marred by broken teeth and sunken, dispirited eyes. You get the sense Akin is sympathetic, in theory at least, to these women—he’s too sensitive a filmmaker not to be. He takes pains to show how one of Honka’s almost-victims, the exceptionally sad-eyed Gerda (Margarete Tiesel), is so lacking in self-esteem that she can’t see anything abnormal in the way Honka verbally berates her. (Verbal berating is another one of this charmer’s skills.) And no matter how intense and repugnant The Golden Glove may be, it’s nowhere close to the destructive sadism of Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built—Akin’s film at least feels as if it were made by a human being, albeit a misguided one.

Even so, Akin is unsparing in the way he films these women’s bodies, with all their lumps, bumps and bulges. The film’s visual and spiritual ugliness is relentless and punishing, and Dassler’s performance is grim in its believability: With his shifty eyes, smudgy aviator glasses and swollen gums, Honka is the kind of guy you’d take great pains to avoid on the street. It’s impossible to feel anything for him, or to understand him, which is as it should be—he’s a monster. But then, do you really want to watch a whole movie about him?

The Golden Glove is, in the most basic sense, well constructed. It’s also the kind of movie you may end up wishing you’d never seen. Even hardcore Akin devotees should proceed with caution, and be ready for disillusionment. The craftsmanship is there. But Akin’s judgment has gone AWOL, and with it, his heart.


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Nobu Marbella: glitz, glamour and miso black cod on the Golden Mile

Fancy some fun and sun, only a couple of hours from the UK? Look no further than the latest Nobu, nestled in the party-hearty central of Marbella. Let the good times roll…

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Whether you’ve just slogged to the end of #Dryanuary (smug face alert), or are drowning out the cold with the opposite approach (last of the Christmas Baileys, anyone?) one thing’s for sure. At this time of year, nipping off for a quick weekend in the sun is the ultimate pick-me-up. And Nobu’s latest outpost, in a prime Marbella location, is the ultimate glamorous getaway.

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Lucky old Marbella enjoys a year-round sunny microclimate, thanks to its location between the Med and the Sierra Blanca mountains. Robert de Niro is Nobu co-owner (he runs the hotel group alongside its founder, chef Nobu Matsuhisa) and the adults-only Nobu Marbella is as VIP-worthy as you’d expect. The resort is set back from the Paseo Maritimo (Promenade), halfway along the famous ‘Golden Mile’, below. The beautiful beach road stretches away to Puerto Banus at one end, and Marbella Old Town at the other.

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What makes the new Nobu special is the way it’s been cleverly integrated into the existing resort of Puente Romano, which has been part of the scene since Marbella first became fashionable back in the late 1970s. Puente has a traditional whitewashed Andalusian vibe, and extensive facilities (3 pools, 12 restaurants and a world-class tennis club) which make it popular with well-to-do families and a slightly older clientele. Nobu guests have access to all the Puente facilities, with the addition of the gold-leafed glamour that only Nobu can provide (including a separate suitably chic Nobu pool, below) – so you get the best of all worlds.

Nobu Marbella: the setting

A secluded, palm-filled village clustered round a central courtyard called La Plaza, threaded through with a river that runs down from the La Concha mountain.

Nobu Marbella

The resort is set just back from the sea front, so you can gaze out across the sand and play spot-the-yacht as you stretch out on your pool lounger – or settle in for dinner and drinks at night.

Nobu Marbella: the rooms

81 rooms, most of which are suites (junior suite, pictured below) – all decorated in the luxuriously minimalist Japanese style that has made Nobu famous. Soothing shades of grey and cream, acres of marble bathroom, rainfall shower and a bath big enough for a family of four – complete with kimono-style patterned cotton robes and Natura Bisse products. Our suite had a private balcony with a daybed, overlooking the palms and babbling brook below – the perfect spot for sprawling under a creamy Nobu blanket with tropical fruit (and champagne) in hand and enjoying the birdsong outside.

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Nobu Marbella: time to eat…

Come nightfall, La Plaza becomes a good-time hub, and naturally the Nobu restaurant is front and centre of the action. It’s a pretty fabulous setting to combine with a blow-out dinner. You can sit inside and enjoy the cool Jean-Pierre Martel interior – all blond wood and sculpted minimalism – and marvel at the chefs at work at the Sushi Bar, plus the magnums and jeroboams of champagne lined up wherever you look. Someone get Liam Gallagher here, fast!

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Or there’s seating on the terrace, where you can look out over La Plaza (below) and enjoy live music while you eat. All the signature Japanese/Peruvian fusion dishes that make up the ‘Nobu Style’ are here – the iconic Black Cod Miso served on butter lettuce, Chilean sea bass, Sashimi tacos, Wagyu beef – plus some additions like padron peppers that give the food a local Mediterranean twist. There’s also a wonderful wine list including local Spanish wines that work beautifully with the fish and sushi on offer.

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The resort’s choice of restaurants has literally something for every palate – including a pizzeria and a Thai eatery…If you fancy some traditional Andalusian relaxed fine dining, the vine-festooned Sea Grill is perfect. It’s open for breakfast and lunch (the buffets are to die for), and at night, gazing out over the sea beyond, it feels as if you’re (literally) floating on water as you eat.

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The restaurant offers a great array of fresh, locally-caught fish – choose your own from the scaly wonders on ice (red mullet, gilthead bream, turbot, sole, prawns and crustaceans galore) and have it cooked and brought to you. We enjoyed Andalusian seafood soup to start, and then continued the theme with simple but perfectly grilled lobster, fries and some creamed spinach. There are also some delicious Spanish-style meat options, like Jamon Iberico and Galician beef tenderloin. Quaffing a few glasses of upmarket local Cava to the soundtrack of a pianist tinkering the ivories soon soothed us into a state of near-comatose relaxation.

Nobu Marbella: time to party…

If you can still stand after all those gastronomic delights, you can stagger on to La Suite nightclub (below), consistently rated one of Marbella’s hottest venues, and with decor inspired by New York’s legendary Studio 54. Big-name DJs like Roger Sanchez attract the glitterati – and there’s an A-list selection of champagne (hola, Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot), tequila and Grey Goose vodka by the bottle to match. Warning: this is Spain and one of the area’s glammest party spots to boot, so things don’t get started till way after midnight. A short disco nap back in your suite may be required…

If you’re not only still standing, but keen to make an even bigger night of it, Nobu will organise a Tesla with a driver to run you up to either Puerto Banus or the Old Town to carry on the party. (The call of our super-king bed was too much – but don’t let us stop you)

Nobu Marbella: time to recover…

By day, the resort offers every possible route to wellness. The intimate, cocoon-like Six Senses Spa is exquisitely designed using local hand-painted tiles, and features relaxation pods carved out of timber (below) – curling up on one feels like disappearing into a space-age Scandi sofa, in a cosy sort of way.

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There’s a sauna, hammam, herbal steam room, and a hydrotherapy pool. The heated ceramic day beds are blissfully positioned in front of a glass wall (drenched in tropical rainfall at soothing intervals) so you can gaze out through the scented steam at the waving palms and sun-worshippers lining the pool outside.

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Treatments on offer range from signature Six Senses massages and scrubs that incorporate herbs, sea salt and olive oil – through to biomedical options like collagen rejuvenation and pigment repair facials. If you want to go all-out, there’s a ‘wellness screening’  which will assess biomarkers like metabolism and heart function, and provide you with a bespoke wellness programme tailored to your needs.

There’s also a plethora of clean, green eating options around the resort.

Rachel’s Eco Love organic cafe is a colourful, Instagram dream – Great Vibes Only messages picked out in pink neon, a flower-festooned wooden bar and pink flamingo statues everywhere.

Nobu Marbella

Choose from detox salad bowls, rainbow hummus, egg-white omelettes and power juices of every variety. We feasted on stuffed aubergine with pomegranate, crab cakes on smashed avocado and supergrain salad (below).

Nobu Marbella

Meanwhile, over at gluten-free bakery and cafe Celicioso, you’d never believe the menu is so colon-cleansing. Indulge in vegan chocolate vanilla cake, red velvet cupcakes, and yummy savoury lunch options like lasagne and poke bowls.

If you’re feeling actively inclined, hop onto one of the resort’s chic green bikes for a breezy cycle along the Paseo Maritimo. There’s also the famous Puente Romano Tennis Club and academy, (below), with its 10 courts and 4 paddle tennis courts. Founded in 1979 by none other than Bjorn Borg, it’s played host to some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments – including the ATP, WTA and the Davis Cup. Playing outdoors in the warm breeze with the spectacular Sierra Blanca mountains as a backdrop is seriously inspiring, whether you’re a Serena Williams in the making – or just up for a gentle knockabout.

Nobu Marbella

Book it now

Rooms at Nobu Marbella cost from 299 Euros per nighthttps://www.nobuhotels.com/marbella. Flights from London Gatwick to Malaga with EasyJet start at £150.

The Nobu Marbella verdict?

As an indulgent weekend getaway, Nobu Marbella has it all. You can restore your inner and outer glow, grab some sun, sea, and fab food of every variety – all while indulging your most jet-setting diva desires. Time to escape the chilly drizzle!

 

 

 

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The Week in Movie News: Golden Globe Winners, ‘Venom’ Sequel Moves Forward and More

The Week in Movie News: Golden Globe Winners, ‘Venom’ Sequel Moves Forward and More

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

BIG NEWS

Venom sequel in the works: Given that Venom has grossed more than $ 850 million worldwide, there was only a matter of time before a sequel was greenlit. Sony has reportedly made it official by hiring one of the first movie’s writer-producers to script the follow-up. Read more here.

 

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The Golden Globes Red Carpet Flowed With Bows, All With Something To Say

Alison Brie stepped onto the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet in a powder blue Vera Wang gown with a velvet bow on her shoulder. The dramatic appliqué was almost as long as she was tall. It trailed behind the Glow star, requiring an entourage. Brie’s intrepid publicist stood guard like a Mother Bear, making sure no one stepped on it.

It could have been a bow to end all bows. Then came a barrage.

Dakota Fanning had not one, two, or three bows, but five lining the back of her Armani Privé dress. Sofia Carson tied a black satin one across the waist of her Giambattista Valli. Kaley Cuoco, Constance Wu, and Heidi Klum also belted their gowns.

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The 2019 Golden Globes Red Carpet Was on Fire: Which Celeb Earned Your Best Dressed Vote?

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‘Life Has Changed Very Dramatically.’ Meet the ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Who Became the Star of the 2019 Golden Globes

Kelleth Cuthbert is having a pretty good week. In just a couple of hours, the Los Angeles-based model became the Internet crowned Fiji water girl sensation for holding water bottles at the 76th Golden Globes. But if you’ve been on social media recently, you already know that.

Pictures of the “Fiji water girl” in the background of celebrity red carpet photos have been circulating at an impressive pace since Sunday’s broadcast. Though she was just doing her job as one of Fiji’s brand ambassadors at the event (responsible for keeping all the stars hydrated), she ended up in photos with Tony Shalhoub, Idris Elba, Dakota Fanning and even Heidi Klum lovingly kissing her fiancé, which Cuthbert tells TIME was one of her favorite photos of the night.

“I’ve worked with Fiji before, but this has never happened,” Cuthbert says.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Cuthbert has been working as a fashion model and commercial actress for twelve years, so she is certainly no stranger to Hollywood. “I think it’s fun to work the red carpet and look at the fashion, but I never get starstruck,” she says.

Cuthbert says her Instagram following was around 53,000 before Sunday’s event. At press time, she has 189,000 followers—more than 256 percent increase. Though she’s still working on trucking through all of the emails, messages and comments she’s gotten since the Globes, she’s already been featured on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

And she’s gotten her fair share of marriage proposals on Instagram.

But because Cuthbert herself has gone viral, Fiji inevitably has, too. This marketing ploy was more than successful: Marketing analytics firm Apex Marketing Group estimates that Fiji would have had to spend $ 12 million for the same amount of brand exposure. But this wasn’t the first time the brand has worked with models in a similar fashion. Cuthbert has worked with Fiji at other events, including the Emmys. This one, luckily for both the brand and for the model, just happened to have some incredible photo-ops.

Despite working in the industry for more than a decade, Cuthbert isn’t quite used to her newfound fame. “Just a couple days ago, I was walking my dog with no makeup and sweatpants on—maybe even had my pajamas on. Life has changed very dramatically,” she says. But as for what’s next, she’s excited. “I just have to sift through everything and figure out what offers are good, but I definitely would love to do more acting, more modeling, and just to be really busy—really productive.”


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Freddie Mercury Biopic Wins Golden Globe

This year’s Golden Globe Awards took the audience by surprise as the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, took home the two major prizes – for best film drama and best drama actor for its star Rami Malek, who played the late Queen frontman. Producer Graham King was joined on stage by Queen members Ryan May and Roger Taylor as he accepted the Golden Globe for the biopic on the British super
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Over the last two weeks, celebs went well and truly bonkers: Kevin Spacey released a homemade video in character as his amoral character Frank Underwood, claiming that we all wanted him to be, in real life, a sleaze and quite possibly a sexual predator. Angelina Jolie, whose divorce has lasted longer than her marriage and…
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John Krasinski Was Emily Blunt’s Biggest Fan at the Golden Globes and This Cheering Meme Is Proof

Though neither John Krasinski nor Emily Blunt won awards at the 2019 Golden Globes, the married couple’s perfection still managed to shine through the television screen.

Blunt, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the 76th Golden Globes for her revival of Julia Andrews’ iconic character in Mary Poppins Returns, took the stage with the original film’s legendary Dick Van Dyke.

And when cameras panned the audience, they found Krasinski, cheering on his wife with the most enthusiasm. Blunt reacted with a sweet smile, capturing the hearts of everyone watching.

It’s not the first time a celebrity’s cheers from the audience have become sensational on the internet, though. It’s hard to forget the meme of Meryl Streep’s audience cheer from the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards, or her reenactment of the meme at the 2018 Oscars. Krasinski’s cheers for Blunt—who starred with Streep in The Devil Wears Prada—were easy to compare.

Twitter users immediately fell in love with Krasinski’s romantic and emphatic support. The pair got married in 2010, and have provided evidence to many fans that true love can exist in Hollywood.


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In Their Freewheeling Movie Love, the Golden Globes Have Become an Agenda Setter (Column)

Seven weeks from now, could “Bohemian Rhapsody” win the Academy Award for best picture? You might say: It doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell. Or you might say: Okay, now that I’m thinking about it, maybe it has a tiny chance in hell. But what my gut tells me is that “Bohemian Rhapsody,” today, has a […]

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2019 Golden Globe Winners

2019 Golden Globe Winners

It didn't take long for history to be made on the film side at this year's Golden Globe Awards, as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became the first superhero film to win a major film award (not including performances) when it scooped up Best Animated Picture. It's the first Spider-Man movie ever nominated for a Golden Globe, and you have to wonder if there's any chance this momentum might earn it a Best Picture nod at the Oscars, too.

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Stars hit the red carpet left and right — but which struck fashion gold? Below, our picks for the best- and worst-dressed of the night. Best Gemma Chan Finally, a mullet dress moment that works. The “Crazy Rich Asians” actress looks like a royal winner in a blue Valentino Haute Couture gown with playful shorts…
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The Golden Globes Were an Embarrassment Not Even Sandra Oh Could Save

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This awards season thus far has been a scorching, sizzling, flaming mess. Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards just gleefully leapt onto the fire.

From the Oscars’ host fiasco to terrible, tone-deaf films becoming category frontrunners, to the struggle to find continued meaning and gravitas a year after the galvanizing first #MeToo-era ceremonies, the Golden Globes was already set in stormy weather. But it also had the potential to clear the skies to much-needed sunshine.

There was tangible excitement for hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, an unlikely and beloved pair. This is the venue where Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey delivered acceptance speeches that doubled as rousing sermons dictating our entire national discourse. Even the Globes’ notorious kookiness was promising: Times are tough, but at the very least we’ll probably get to see Lady Gaga take home an award. What fun!

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This awards season thus far has been a scorching, sizzling, flaming mess. Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards just gleefully leapt onto the fire.

From the Oscars’ host fiasco to terrible, tone-deaf films becoming category frontrunners, to the struggle to find continued meaning and gravitas a year after the galvanizing first #MeToo-era ceremonies, the Golden Globes was already set in stormy weather. But it also had the potential to clear the skies to much-needed sunshine.

There was tangible excitement for hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, an unlikely and beloved pair. This is the venue where Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey delivered acceptance speeches that doubled as rousing sermons dictating our entire national discourse. Even the Globes’ notorious kookiness was promising: Times are tough, but at the very least we’ll probably get to see Lady Gaga take home an award. What fun!

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Accepting his award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for playing the title role of Dick Cheney in Vice on Sunday night, Christian Bale shared some advice from his wife. She told him, “Less is more.”

“She knows the dumb crap that can come out of my mouth at times,” Bale said. “I can sink and ruin a perfectly good movie in a so-so career in one speech,” the actor continued. “So thank you for that advice, my love.”

From there, Bale went on to thank the film’s writer and director Adam McKay. “He said I’ve got to find somebody that can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody,” he said, adding that from now on he “will be cornering the market on the charisma-free assholes.”

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The biggest fashion trend at the 2019 Golden Globes was see-through corsets and bras

The biggest fashion trend at the 2019 Golden Globes was see-through corsets and bras


The biggest fashion trend at the 2019 Golden Globes was see-through corsets and bras

When it comes to awards season, we all love a good fashion and beauty trend. At the 2019 Golden Globes, celebrities made sure to light up the show with dazzling ensembles. We’re talking bride-like gowns, dresses with pockets, and more.

While big ballgowns flooded the red carpet, the trend that caught our attention was a little more risqué. We noticed a lot of exposed corsets and see-through tops that added a touch of high fashion. Of course, no outfit was the same. Some stars opted for a simple silhouette that had a fairytale-like design while others sizzled in jewels and lace. From Emily Blunt to Kiki Layne, these are the stars that have us searching for exposed bras and corsets.

Kiki Layne

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The If Beale Street Could Talk actress walked the red carpet wearing a blush-colored Dior Couture dress, Stuart Weitzman heels, and a Bvglari choker. She kept is classic, and looked absolutely remarkable.

Constance Wu

Constance Wu
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The Crazy Rich Asians actress stunned on the red carpet with her nude-colored, tulle ballgown. It featured a see-through corset and a spicy orange ribbon that wrapped around her waist. Her ensemble was regal and princess-like.

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt
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While this is a more modest take on the exposed bra trend, Emily dazzled in a jewel-encrusted Alexander McQueen gown. It even featured intricate lace detailing.

Allison Brie

Allison Brie
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The Glow star looked like a modern-day princess with her baby blue tulle gown, which was designed by Vera Wang. She added flair to the deep v-cut top by wearing a bedazzled bra.

Heidi Klum

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Leave it to Heidi to show up and show out on the red carpet. Not only did she attend the star-studded event with her new fiancé Tom Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel, but she wore a whimsical Monique Lhuillier dress. Her ballgown featured an exposed corset and a bouquet of flowers at the skirt.

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Red carpet season has officially started folks. Yes, get ready to see everyone bring their A-game for truly show stopping display of fashion finery. The 2019 Golden Globes red carpet has certainly kicked things off in a suitably stylish manner.

Celebrities descended on the Beverly Hilton in LA for this years star-studded awards ceremony which was presented by Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. Last year, attendees wore black outfits in honor of the #TimesUp movement which protested gender inequality and sexual harassment in Hollywood.

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Jeff Bridges To Be Honored With Cecil B DeMille Award At Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that veteran actor Jeff Bridges will be honored with the Cecil B deMille award.

The highly-acclaimed actor of such legendary films as Crazy Heart, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, and The Fabulous Baker Boys will accept the honor at the 76th annual Golden Globe awards ceremony, to be held on January 6.

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Constance Wu makes herstory with her 2019 Golden Globe nomination

Constance Wu makes herstory with her 2019 Golden Globe nomination


Constance Wu makes herstory with her 2019 Golden Globe nomination

Constance Wu has received her first-ever Golden Globe nomination, and it is no small feat. Wu garnered a Best Actress in a Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy nomination for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, making her the first Asian actress to receive a nom since 1974. So, it’s been a bit over 40 years since an Asian actress was recognized in the category.

As CNN reports, the last Asian actress to receive a nomination in the category was Yvonne Elliman, who was recognized for her role in 1973’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Prior to Elliman’s nom, only two other Asian women were nominated in the category: Miyoshi Umeki, for her role in 1961’s Flower Drum Song, and Machiko Kyō, for her role in 1956’s The Teahouse of the August Moon.

Wu starred in Jon M. Chu’s breakout summer rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, the first major American studio film to feature an all-Asian cast since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club. Based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. There, she learns of Nick’s massive family wealth and must contend with his disapproving mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh). The film shattered major box-office records, and it was announced that a sequel (the second installment of Kwan’s trilogy) was in the works just a few days after its release.

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Wu’s historical nomination comes at the heels of news that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will co-host the upcoming awards ceremony on January 6th. Wu will be up against Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), and Charlize Theron (Tully) in the best actress category. Crazy Rich Asians also received a nomination in the Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy category.

The Fresh Off the Boat actress took to Twitter on December 6th to gush about her nomination, writing, “What a morning to have had my phone on Do Not Disturb Mode till now… I’m ecstatic but also in shock! Thank you @goldenglobes !!!”

Tune into the 2019 Golden Globes on January 6th on NBC to watch our fave make herstory. Bok bok, bitch!

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The nominees for the 76th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning in Hollywood, bringing the best in movies and television from 2018 to the forefront of awards sea-son. We already learned this week that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the awards ceremony when it's televised on NBC on January 6, 2019. Oh will be the first Asian woman to host a major awards show.

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Isan was born to Idris Elba’s first wife Hanne Kim Elba, who is a makeup artist and businesswoman.

Isan’s name was announced by HFPA President Meher Tatna at The Four Seasons in Los Angeles.

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