Review: Kate Winslet glows in Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel”

Review: Kate Winslet glows in Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel”

The movie, which had its world premiere Saturday at the New York Film Festival, has many of the familiar nostalgic trappings of a period Allen film, including starry-eyed characters with artistic aspirations who become embroiled with romantic misunderstandings.
But what the story hinges on is a moral dilemma that arises for Ginny (Winslet), a waitress, that fits squarely inside the emotional diorama that she has arranged for herself in the manner of Blanche DuBois — a nexus of ambition, regret, infidelity, jealousy and fear.
Winslet’s performance is a remarkably rounded depiction of a woman tortured by a cruel mistake in her past, for which she has only temporarily obtained rescue and redemption through cohabitation with her second husband, Humpty (Jim Belushi), a fellow recovering alcoholic who, like her, works on the boardwalk. Ginny is preoccupied by her son, a budding arsonist, and by her affair with a lifeguard and aspiring playwright, Mickey (Justin Timberlake).
But it’s the arrival of Carolina (June Temple), Humpty’s estranged daughter from his first marriage, which truly turns the household upside-down. After marrying a gangster several years earlier, causing a rift with her father, Carolina has since seen the error of her ways. But having sung to the FBI, this little canary is now a woman targeted by the mob, putting everyone in her family in jeopardy.
Compared to other recent Allen films — “Cafe Society,” “Irrational Man,” “Magic in the Moonlight,” “Blue Jasmine” and “To Rome With Love” — “Wonder Wheel” shows a higher degree of diligence in his screenplay — its dialogue and plot are less writerly and mannered. And for a story that is remarkably stagebound (this could easily be produced as a theatrical play, as hardly any scenes take place near surf), the look of the film is beautifully expansive, taking full advantage of cinematographer Vittorio Storaro’s evocative colors, Santo Loquasto’s production design, and Suzy Benzinger’s costumes. The glowing light that frames Winslet’s face as she reveals the depth of her emotional needs, shifting colors as her moods shift, is both stirring and sad.

Jimmy Fallon defends choice to not join anti-Trump bandwagon

Jimmy Fallon defends choice to not join anti-Trump bandwagon

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon is defending his decision to keep his show from becoming an anti-Trump crusade like other late night hosts have, saying many of the president’s words and actions are just “too serious” for joke fodder.
“With Trump, it’s just like every day’s a new thing. A lot of stuff is hard to even make a joke about,” Fallon said in a preview of an NBC “Today” show interview to air Sunday.
Fallon is No. Aside from losing the top spot, viewership is down 31 percent compared to this time last year, according to the most recent Hollywood Reporter numbers.
Fallon argues on the “Today” segment that he’s made jokes about Obama and Trump.
Should we get Equal Time?
Should be get equal time,” he tweeted.

Harvey Weinstein May Get Kicked Out of the Oscar Club

Harvey Weinstein May Get Kicked Out of the Oscar Club

Bill Cosby is still a member.
Harvey Weinstein could change everything.
Options include doing nothing (possible), revoking his membership (as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts did on Wednesday) and even nullifying the best-picture Oscar Mr. Weinstein won in 1999 for producing “Shakespeare in Love” (unlikely).
He is contesting his firing and has emphatically denied all allegations of rape.
Even so, many people in Hollywood think the academy only has one option when it comes to Mr. Weinstein: Kick him out.
“It would move them into adjudicating behavior,” Mr. Kaplan said.
That is the last thing the academy needs, especially given the work it has done in recent years to address severe racial and gender imbalances in its membership.
Mr. Weinstein’s power in Hollywood has always come with his ability to capitalize on the Academy Awards.
The festivities included a performance of songs from “In the Heights” introduced by Mr. Miranda.

Harvey Weinstein dines at Arizona restaurant ahead of rehab trip following sexual misconduct allegations

Harvey Weinstein dines at Arizona restaurant ahead of rehab trip following sexual misconduct allegations

Disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein spent Thursday evening in the public eye at an Arizona eatery amid the outpour of sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations against him.
Weinstein, 65, dined at the Italian restaurant Uncle Sal’s in Scottsdale in what was believed to be his final dinner before heading to rehab at a nearby facility, TMZ reported.
The Miramax co-founder was joined by three men and a woman at the dinner, according to the gossip website. “He was acting normal, fine, like he didn’t have a care,” a witness at the restaurant told TMZ.
Weinstein’s trip to Arizona comes about a week after he was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward multiple women in a bombshell report published by The New York Times.
Numerous other accusers have come forward with allegations against Weinstein since, with Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne among the women to say the movie producer sexually harassed them early in their careers.
Rose McGowan, who has been among Weinstein’s most outspoken critics throughout the scandal, accused him of rape on Thursday, two days after The New Yorker published a story in which three women also accused Weinstein of rape.
Weinstein arrived in Scottsdale on Wednesday and checked into the Phoenician Resort, according to TMZ.

Life comes at you fast, Jimmy Kimmel

Life comes at you fast, Jimmy Kimmel

Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel is taking a whack at the clown nose on/clown nose off routine popularized by former Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
Kimmel has also come out in favor of stricter gun control measures.
But following late-night television’s deafening silence in response to allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is a prolific sexual predator, Kimmel said Friday he doesn’t want to hold the title bestowed on him by CNN.
It doesn’t help,” Kimmel said. “I’m not in the movie business,” Kimmel, who hosted the Oscars this year, said in response to critics who claim his righteous indignation extends only so far, and that it doesn’t include anything about sexual harassment or sexual abuse.
People begin to cite him as a pro or a con in said debate.
Perhaps the story reflects poorly on him.
This is how Jon Stewart operated all those years behind the desk of the “Daily Show.”
This is a comedy show!

TV talk show controversies: Jimmy Kimmel, Harvey Weinstein, and Megyn Kelly’s awful new show

TV talk show controversies: Jimmy Kimmel, Harvey Weinstein, and Megyn Kelly’s awful new show

Just when we think the juxtaposition of real-world news and sarcastic jokes can’t get any more surreal, we get President Donald Trump taking to Twitter to attack late-night comedy hosts, and a late-night comedy host weighing in on health care policy.
And just to add to the clamor, some new talk shows have premiered in recent weeks. To help you sort through it all, here’s a round-up of recent collisions between TV, talk, comedy and politics.
Not taking sufficiently pointed comic aim at Weinstein, the Hollywood executive in the news after New York Times and The New Yorker investigative reports on Weinstein’s alleged, and appalling, history of sexual assault and harassment of women.
#askingforafriend,” Kimmel said the suggestion ignored Kimmel’s “thousands of jokes about Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton and all the other Bills of that ilk.”
Kelly’s making the leap from Fox News, where she hosted a news show that for the most part fit neatly into the network’s conservative identity. With her new show, which premiered Sept. 25 and airs in the 9 a.m. “Today” hour, Kelly looks like she’s never been on TV before.
But Kelly makes it look like the hardest thing in the world.
Kelly initially said she didn’t want to talk about politics on “Megyn Kelly Today.”

Khloe Kardashian’s Sugary Pregnancy Cravings: How She’s Staying Healthy Despite Temptation

Khloe Kardashian’s Sugary Pregnancy Cravings: How She’s Staying Healthy Despite Temptation

There’s one food Khloe Kardashian is craving during her pregnancy, but it doesn’t quite fit in with her desire to stay healthy.
News. However, “she is being extra healthy with her diet” while carrying her baby, the insider claims. After years of hard work to get in the best shape of her life, Khloe obviously doesn’t want it all to go to waste, and even though her body will obviously change with pregnancy, we can see why she’d want to be as healthy as possible.
“She is really relying on her sisters through this pregnancy,” E!’s source explains. “Kourtney always shares her health tips and laughs at Khloe because she is so cautious and thinks that if she makes one wrong move she will mess things up.” The reality star, of course, also has a younger sister, Kylie Jenner, 20, who’s also expecting baby no. 1 at this time, so the two can go through the ups and downs together! Interestingly, neither star has confirmed the pregnancy news, and unless absolutely necessary, they’ve been going to great lengths to not show their stomachs in public.
As if two babies wasn’t enough for the Kardashian family, we also know that Kim Kardashian, 36, and Kanye West, 40, have a baby on the way, as well!

How Charlie Chaplin’s Wife Saved His Backyard Fortune

How Charlie Chaplin’s Wife Saved His Backyard Fortune

Chaplin was one of many Hollywood luminaries targeted by the McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee. The matter came to a head when Chaplin visited Englan in 1952. The actor received a telegram saying he would not be re-admitted to the U.S. unless he appeared before the committee to answer questions about his politics and morals. Chaplin was so angry he vowed never to return to America.
Chaplin was returning by ship to his native England for the first time in more than 20 years, bringing with him his wife and four children for the worldwide premiere of his latest film. Like many in Hollywood, he had been growing increasingly frustrated with being the target of communist allegations hurled by Sen. Joseph McCarthy and others in Washington. The hitch? How was he to extricate his fortune without returning? To solve his problem, Chaplin turned to the person he trusted more than any other — his fourth wife, and an American citizen — Oona O’Neill Chaplin.

‘Saturday Night Live’: Donald Trump Rants About Starbucks Christmas Cups, Gay Marriage and Eminem in Cold Open

‘Saturday Night Live’: Donald Trump Rants About Starbucks Christmas Cups, Gay Marriage and Eminem in Cold Open

Alec Baldwin once again reprised his well-trodden Trump impression for rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and delivered what was essentially a rapid-fire run-down of references to current events.
From his very public arguments with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and republican senator Bob Corker, to his hilariously terrible pronunciation “Puerto Rico,” Baldwin’s Trump mocked nearly every headline in recent weeks – including Vice President Mike Pence’s recent departure from an Indianapolis Colts game.
Using Pence as his moral guide, he gave the VP a call while he was at a basketball game, but had Pence flee when some players started kneeling during the anthem.
Soon after, Trump rang Pence up again when he was in line at Starbucks to see if the coffee house was properly representing Christmas.
Trump asked. “They should have me, as Santa Claus, giving all the children coal because coal is the future of this country,” Trump declared. “It says ‘Pumpkin Spice is back,'” Pence said, nervously.
Later, Trump called Pence again, this time while the VP was at a random wedding. “Like it says in my favorite Bible verse, Double Corinthians, marriage is between a man and a woman, then another woman.
Toward the end of the cold open, Baldwin’s Trump also addressed Eminem’s recent freestyle rap that slammed his presidency earlier this week as part of the BET Hip Hop Awards.

In interviews, remaining Weinstein Co. execs deny they knew

In interviews, remaining Weinstein Co. execs deny they knew

The two men now running The Weinstein Co. are rebutting claims they must have known about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.
He called his brother “sick and depraved” and said Harvey should pay for his misdeeds. I feel for them,” Bob said.
He put it this way: “I would never, ever, allow any employee to walk into the doors of this company, or a piece of talent to work with us, if I knew my boss was sexually assaulting women. “I know they’re saying ‘Shut this company down.’
But I don’t think the people that are the employees of this company or the company itself should pay.” “We no longer plan on moving forward with the David O. Russell Project” that was in development at Weinstein Co., Amazon said Friday night.
He said the company’s bankers are “supporting us” and “there is a plan to come out on the other side. And also the other side that makes the public rightfully feel happy that what Harvey stood for exists no longer.
Bob Weinstein also confirmed that the company is working on a name change.

Is George Clooney complicit? ‘E.R.’ actress’ says he helped silence her sexual harassment claims

Is George Clooney complicit? ‘E.R.’ actress’ says he helped silence her sexual harassment claims

Marquez said she complained to executive producer John Wells, whose first concern was over whether Clooney, the biggest break-out star of the series, hurt her.
News, he denied he played any role in Marquez being shut out of further work on “E.R.” but said he believed her story that this happened to her.
Clooney has worked closely with Weinstein on several films and has credited the once powerful producer for helping him kick-start his film career.
That’s the only word you can start with,” Clooney said in the interview about the reports that Weinstein raped and otherwise abused multiple women.
on Clooney.

The ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Showrunners on ‘Redefining the Story of Losers’

The ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Showrunners on ‘Redefining the Story of Losers’

Ratings for the series didn’t improve much after its first season, even when the show’s quality did.
Of all the ideas that you pitched in the beginning, which ones survived to the very end?
What would it take to make people want to get back into rooms, let alone business with Joe? So while I think at first that was kind of a liability, it felt like the show could be about a man who will do anything to do a deal.
CANTWELL Cameron and Joe have always been a challenge for us. But as people, they were just so damaged.
And I think to give Joe and Cameron a good time, and to have it work for a while, felt honest and true.
I will say that one more thing that did not make it into the show that Chris and I came up with.

Timmy Has A Visitor – It Ain’t Avon Calling!

Timmy Has A Visitor – It Ain’t Avon Calling!

This is Timmy, and Timmy has a bony visitor. Timmy was told by his mom that he was not to open the front door for anyone, but Timmy is dumb and doesn’t like to listen to his mom. The stranger at Timmy’s door is named Death, and he likes to visit houses where dumb little kids who don’t listen to their parents live, because they make for easy marks when he needs to get his quota up for the month. Don’t be like Timmy, boys and girls- listen to your mom and dad, and if Death should come knocking at your door tell them nobody’s home, so you can live to play another day!
Add some delightfully dark humor to your geeky wardrobe with this Timmy Has A Visitor t-shirt by Steven Rhodes, it’s the fun way to make people grin like a fleshless skull wherever you go!

Ezekiel Elliott Eligible to Play as 6-Game Suspension Gets Delayed Again (Update)

Ezekiel Elliott Eligible to Play as 6-Game Suspension Gets Delayed Again (Update)

However, according to a report, the NFLPA believes the ruling puts Zeke’s suspension back on hold.
In other words … the NFL and Players Association disagree on the interpretation of the court’s ruling.
Ezekiel Elliott’s on-gain, off-again 6-game suspension by the NFL has been turned back OFF … but still looms large for the Dallas Cowboys running back.
As we reported … a federal appeals court threw out a lower court’s ruling Thursday that was allowing Zeke to play this season, so his suspension became effective again immediately.
But … Elliott’s lawyers made their move in the past 2 days and filed for a rehearing, and a judge ruled his suspension will not begin until the court decides if he gets the rehearing or not.
So, what does this mean for the Cowboys and fantasy football owners??? Zeke can still play!!!
The Boys are on a bye this week, so if the court decides to deny Zeke’s petition for a rehearing before next week … his 6-game suspension will be reinstated and he won’t be on the field against the Niners.

Mississippi school district pulls ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’

Mississippi school district pulls ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was removed from a Mississippi school district lesson plan because the book’s language made some people feel uneasy.
School board vice president Kenny Holloway says other books can teach the same lessons.
However, the book will still be available in Biloxi school libraries.
The novel, published in 1960, chronicled the adventures of Jean Louise Finch aka Scout and her brother Jeremy aka Jem and the racial inequality that existed in their small Alabama town. The book followed a court case their father, Atticus, was involved in.
In the story, Atticus defended Tom Robinson, a black man who was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a young white woman. Despite strong evidence of Robinson’s innocence, he was found guilty of raping Ewell.
The book was adapted into a movie in 1962, starring Gregory Peck, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Atticus Finch.

Weekend Watch: Come on Down to Al’s Hack Shack!

Weekend Watch: Come on Down to Al’s Hack Shack!

The idea behind Weekend Watch is to profile video makers who show great promise, who are not yet widely know, and whose subscriber base is less than 1,000. Most of the people that we cover have at least been around for a year or so and have a dozen or so videos under their belt.
In the course of Al’s Hack Shack, we’ll be able to see Al grow as a maker, the shop grow, and Al grow into the shop.
Let’s use wood, metal, electronics, and any form of making to build crazy, fun things. Mistakes are welcome in The Hack Shack, and the more are made, the more we will learn. Please feel free to join in and give advice and criticism (as long as it’s constructive). So please treat others how you would like to be treated. Bullying will not be tolerated. I’m a jack of all trades, master of none, which is oft-times better than master of none.

Dungeons And Shadows – Dragons Don’t Really Exist, But Demogorgons Do…

Dungeons And Shadows – Dragons Don’t Really Exist, But Demogorgons Do…

Gamers can get a bit carried away while playing with friends, and when their imaginations start to run away from them the real world can start to feel like a scary place. But thankfully we don’t have any real monsters lurking in our world, well, not any non-human ones anyway, and it’s good to take a break from the dark and dismal state of human affairs and pretend to slay some monsters every once in a while. And when we come together as a group to kill the things that lurk in the night we go from being a group of strangers to a band of dungeon crawling friends in search of adventure!
Get geared up for game night with this Dungeons and Shadows t-shirt by CoDDesigns, it’s sure to be a critical hit with your fellow gamers and ST fans!

A Brief History of Bat-Marriage

A Brief History of Bat-Marriage

In the DC comics universe, Batman has recently become engaged to Selena Kyle (Catwoman). We don’t know if they will actually go through with it, but if something prevents the nuptials, there’s bound to be some evil mad scientist or super villain involved. Of course, a wedding is always good for ratings, or comic book sales in this case. Batman has taken a walk down the aisle, or come close to it, many times over his almost-80-year history. He’s been spotted marrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman.
The Batman and Wonder Woman of the Brave and the Bold animated universe nearly got married in All-New Batman Brave and the Bold #4, having been hit with a spell from Eros, the Greek god of attraction, that makes them fall for each other. The two break out of the spell thanks to Diana’s lasso of truth, but decide to plan a lavish wedding anyway… and use it as a trap to draw out a bunch of supervillains—who couldn’t resist attacking the wedding of Wonder Woman and Batman!—that they then proceed to beat the snot out of.

The TV Gods Heard Your Prayers, Because Shemar Moore Is Returning to Criminal Minds

The TV Gods Heard Your Prayers, Because Shemar Moore Is Returning to Criminal Minds

We have good news, and we have bad news. The good? In an unexpected (but exciting) turn of events, Shemar Moore is returning to Criminal Minds! The bad? He’ll only appear for one episode.
The actor, who currently stars as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson on CBS’s S.W.A.T., was a fan favorite on the long-running crime procedural series. He played the BAU’s Derek Morgan from 2005 to 2016 and will reprise his role in the season’s fifth episode, which airs Wednesday, Oct. 25. His return is all thanks to his old BFF Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), who is forced to deal with a shocking case and needs Morgan’s expertise.
The actor’s exit came just before costar Thomas Gibson left the show, following a physical altercation.

5 Exciting Details About Netflix’s New Serial Killer Thriller, Mindhunter

5 Exciting Details About Netflix’s New Serial Killer Thriller, Mindhunter

House of Cards executive producer David Fincher is heading up the show, which is based on the 1995 book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit (which also inspired characters in the films The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon). From the major players who have signed on to the series to why you need to start obsessing over it immediately, check out everything we know about Mindhunter below.
Set in 1979, season one follows FBI Agents Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) as they interview convicted serial killers in order to help them solve current murders.
Rounding out the cast are Fringe’s Anna Torv, The Americans actor Cotter Smith, and Unless star Hannah Gross.
Episode directors include creator Fincher (who’s responsible for films like Gone Girl and Zodiac, FYI), as well as Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror) and Asif Kapadia (Amy). Charlize Theron is also on board as an executive producer, making this her second show at the streaming giant behind Girlboss.

This Subtle Hint Foreshadowed Dumbledore’s Death in the Third Harry Potter Film

This Subtle Hint Foreshadowed Dumbledore’s Death in the Third Harry Potter Film

It’s been a long time since all the Harry Potter movies struck theaters, and even longer since the final book hit the store shelves. And yet, we’re still learning and noticing new things about one of the most iconic franchises of all time. In recent memory, we discovered a tiny Easter egg about Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, we laughed over that ballsy headline in Order of the Phoenix, and we even called out a connection between Dumbledore’s Army and the Marauders. Now, thanks to Reddit user xAnuq, we’ve been made aware of another mind-blowing fact: that Dumbledore’s death is foreshadowed in the third film, The Prisoner of Azkaban.
Here’s how it all shakes out. At one point, Sybill Trelawney approaches to join the table, but once she realizes that 12 people are already seated, she refuses to be the 13th. And furthermore, she mentions, when 13 people sit together at a table, the first one to stand up dies. In response to this harried declaration, Dumbledore rises from the table so Professor Trelawney can be the 12th addition instead of the 13th.
And before you ask, another user in the thread confirms that the scene plays out the same way in the books. It can’t be coincidence, can it?

Seth Meyers Can’t Believe Trump Is Talking About Pulling Troops From Puerto Rico

Seth Meyers Can’t Believe Trump Is Talking About Pulling Troops From Puerto Rico

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. What else are you interested in? Let us know: thearts@nytimes.com.
President Trump suggested on Thursday that U.S. troops may soon have to leave hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
Later in the show, Mr. Meyers did an extended segment on what he said were similarities between Mr. Trump and Harvey Weinstein. He said that there is pervasive and systemic sexism across the upper echelons of American society.
Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the president’s most recent attempt to weaken Obamacare: On Thursday Mr. Trump signed an executive order allowing insurance companies to offer cheaper plans that don’t meet all the requirements set forth under the Affordable Care Act.
Bill Murray is a man of many talents — and at least as many eccentricities.
Fall weather has finally descended upon much of the country. Enjoy the first true taste of autumn, and check back here on Tuesday for more Best of Late Night.

Harvey Weinstein Dinner Before Rehab in AZ

Harvey Weinstein Dinner Before Rehab in AZ

Harvey Weinstein had what looked like just another night out with friends Thursday, which could not be further from the truth … because he was with his team of doctors.
Weinstein had dinner at Uncle Sal’s restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ … what we’re told will be his last supper before checking into a nearby rehab facility. The restaurant is in a strip mall 15 minutes from the Phoenician Resort, where he checked in Wednesday night after flying from L.A.
The fallen mogul broke bread with 3 guys and a woman — who we’re told are part of his medical team — and eyewitnesses say you would never know Weinstein was in the eye of a ferocious storm. One witness said, “He was acting normal, fine, like he didn’t have a care.”
He clearly has a care. As we reported, his daughter called 911 Wednesday, saying her dad was suicidal and upset, although when cops arrived she took it back and said they were just having an argument.

Kylie Jenner Hides Baby Bump Again In Winter Jacket [PHOTO]

Kylie Jenner Hides Baby Bump Again In Winter Jacket [PHOTO]

Kylie Jenner has once again hidden her baby bump.
In the photo, Jenner is covering her face with her phone and seems to be hiding her baby bump in a heavy and puffy winter jacket.
However, that wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of her followers as part of Jenner’s winter jacket seems to be made of fur. According to Daily Mail, Peta supporters like Pamela Anderson previously told the Kardashian family not to continue wearing fur.
When she attended the iHeartRadio Music Festival, she also wore an oversized black t-shirt.
In related news, an insider recently revealed that Jenner is taking good care of herself and her baby. “Kylie hired a pregnancy coach too, who will help her with nutrition and exercise, as well as take her through Lamaze training when she gets further along,” a source said (via Daily Mail).
Meanwhile, Jenner’s family and BFF Jordyn Woods have kept their silence about her bun in the oven.
When asked what Jenner would be like as a mom, Woods declined to comment.

Here’s the Exact Moment Netflix Drops New TV Episodes

Here’s the Exact Moment Netflix Drops New TV Episodes

On the day each new season of an original series is set to drop, the show is available in its entirety at 3 a.m. ET/midnight PT.
The company has never officially commented on the release time, but what makes the most sense is that it goes by the clock in the time zone where the company is headquartered.
So, for example, Orange Is the New Black season five dropped on Friday, June 9, at midnight PT — and the releases are at the same instant worldwide. So a show that drops at midnight in Los Angeles is released at 3 a.m. in New York, 8 a.m. in London, and 4 p.m. in Tokyo.
But most of the time, the company sticks with a midnight PT release.
One thing people have wondered about is if it’s possible to trick Netflix into thinking you’re in a different time zone and therefore watch shows early. If the company releases the shows all at once worldwide, having the service think you’re in England when you’re really in the US doesn’t help you — the show you’re looking for will still drop at 8 a.m. London time, which is always going to be 3 a.m. This would only be possible if Netflix released shows at the same time on the clock in every time zone, i.e. midnight ET and midnight PT.
Even that hypothetical scenario might not be possible anymore, because Netflix has been cracking down on the use of proxy servers. A few years ago, some users were employing proxy servers to change their IP addresses in order for Netflix to think they were in a different country for purposes of watching content blocked in their own countries.

Here’s the Exact Moment Netflix Drops New TV Episodes

Here’s the Exact Moment Netflix Drops New TV Episodes

On the day each new season of an original series is set to drop, the show is available in its entirety at 3 a.m. ET/midnight PT.
The company has never officially commented on the release time, but what makes the most sense is that it goes by the clock in the time zone where the company is headquartered.
So, for example, Orange Is the New Black season five dropped on Friday, June 9, at midnight PT — and the releases are at the same instant worldwide. So a show that drops at midnight in Los Angeles is released at 3 a.m. in New York, 8 a.m. in London, and 4 p.m. in Tokyo.
But most of the time, the company sticks with a midnight PT release.
One thing people have wondered about is if it’s possible to trick Netflix into thinking you’re in a different time zone and therefore watch shows early. If the company releases the shows all at once worldwide, having the service think you’re in England when you’re really in the US doesn’t help you — the show you’re looking for will still drop at 8 a.m. London time, which is always going to be 3 a.m. This would only be possible if Netflix released shows at the same time on the clock in every time zone, i.e. midnight ET and midnight PT.
Even that hypothetical scenario might not be possible anymore, because Netflix has been cracking down on the use of proxy servers. A few years ago, some users were employing proxy servers to change their IP addresses in order for Netflix to think they were in a different country for purposes of watching content blocked in their own countries.

How Supreme Leader Snoke Could Be the “Last Jedi” in Star Wars

How Supreme Leader Snoke Could Be the “Last Jedi” in Star Wars

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is officially in a galaxy not so far away, we’re revving up our engines and trying to figure out what will happen next. Even though we’ve mostly been looking at the good guys as candidates, one internet theorist has turned to the dark side.
OK, So, What Does That Have to Do With Snoke?
This means he’s been around since the Anakin Skywalker trilogy (Episode I – Episode 3), at the very least. But hey, there’s nothing confirming or denying that he’s older. Snoke himself. “What if what we know as Jedi are not really Jedi after all?” “What if Snoke is the last Jedi, in its original form?” If Snoke really is that last living member of the original Jedi order, it connects this new obsession with Jedi history, Snoke’s age, Kylo Ren’s ancient lightsaber design, and Luke’s quest for the first Jedi temple.

How Supreme Leader Snoke Could Be the “Last Jedi” in Star Wars

How Supreme Leader Snoke Could Be the “Last Jedi” in Star Wars

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is officially in a galaxy not so far away, we’re revving up our engines and trying to figure out what will happen next. Even though we’ve mostly been looking at the good guys as candidates, one internet theorist has turned to the dark side.
OK, So, What Does That Have to Do With Snoke?
This means he’s been around since the Anakin Skywalker trilogy (Episode I – Episode 3), at the very least. But hey, there’s nothing confirming or denying that he’s older. Snoke himself. “What if what we know as Jedi are not really Jedi after all?” “What if Snoke is the last Jedi, in its original form?” If Snoke really is that last living member of the original Jedi order, it connects this new obsession with Jedi history, Snoke’s age, Kylo Ren’s ancient lightsaber design, and Luke’s quest for the first Jedi temple.

Quentin Tarantino breaks silence on sexual misconduct allegations against longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein

Quentin Tarantino breaks silence on sexual misconduct allegations against longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein

“For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein,” the statement read.
Tamblyn said she had a “long dinner” with Tarantino and he requested she share the statement regarding Weinstein. She then stated that she would be signing off Twitter along with pal Rose McGowan in order to boycott the site for blocking the “Charmed” actress on Thursday.
Tarantino has done all of his films with Weinstein, beginning with “Pulp Fiction” in 1994 through the producer’s then-company Miramax. The famed director’s most recent flick with the Weinstein Co. was “The Hateful Eight” in 2015. Tarantino’s 2012 flick “Django Unchained” is the Weinstein Company’s highest grossing movie, raking in a gross of nearly $163 million.
Weinstein was also slated to work with Tarantino on his upcoming Charles Manson film focused on the Tate family murders.

Quentin Tarantino breaks silence on sexual misconduct allegations against longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein

Quentin Tarantino breaks silence on sexual misconduct allegations against longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein

“For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein,” the statement read.
Tamblyn said she had a “long dinner” with Tarantino and he requested she share the statement regarding Weinstein. She then stated that she would be signing off Twitter along with pal Rose McGowan in order to boycott the site for blocking the “Charmed” actress on Thursday.
Tarantino has done all of his films with Weinstein, beginning with “Pulp Fiction” in 1994 through the producer’s then-company Miramax. The famed director’s most recent flick with the Weinstein Co. was “The Hateful Eight” in 2015. Tarantino’s 2012 flick “Django Unchained” is the Weinstein Company’s highest grossing movie, raking in a gross of nearly $163 million.
Weinstein was also slated to work with Tarantino on his upcoming Charles Manson film focused on the Tate family murders.

Marc Anthony Robbed Blind For More Than $2.5 Million!!!

Marc Anthony Robbed Blind For More Than $2.5 Million!!!

Marc Anthony is a couple million bucks lighter in the pockets today — and even though he had NO idea until recently — the alleged heist has been going down for 8 years … TMZ has learned.
Prosecutors in NYC say Kyle Tessiero worked at a major NYC accounting firm. We’re told the firm reps Marc, as well as Drake and Pharrell. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Tessiero started working there in 2007 and told prosecutors he instantly had access to Marc’s bank accounts and credit cards.
He says he made the most of it — making millions of dollars worth of purchases on Marc’s credit cards, and by accessing his accounts from 2009 to 2017. He also used the singer’s dough to live the high life at entertainment venues around the city.
He really went hog wild over the last 4 years … according to the docs, Tessiero used Marc’s Amex to run up $2.5 million worth of charges … which he paid for with cash out of Marc’s bank account.

Jennifer Aniston, Beautiful Human Being, Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Relief Efforts

Jennifer Aniston, Beautiful Human Being, Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Relief Efforts

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, Jennifer Aniston is using her star power to help those in need. The Friends alum has donated $1 million to hurricane relief efforts, splitting the money in half between the Ricky Martin Foundation for Puerto Rico and the American Red Cross. On Thursday, Ricky took to Twitter to thank Jennifer for her generous contribution, writing, “Jennifer Aniston U R amazing . U R saving lives Jenn #Allin4PR.”
News, Jennifer “is concerned that so much is still needed to be done for the victims of these recent hurricanes, especially Puerto Rico, where there is still no power to most of the island. She hopes this inspires others to give what they can.” Several stars, including Daddy Yankee and Jennifer Lopez, have also made $1 million donations.

Harvey Weinstein Faces Expulsion From Producers Guild of America

Harvey Weinstein Faces Expulsion From Producers Guild of America

The PGA is holding a special meeting Saturday, the same day the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’s board also is meeting to decide what action to take against the former mogul.
Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is facing possible expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday, could also find his membership in the Producers Guild of America revoked before that day is over.
The constitution also sets up a mechanism that says any member facing expulsion must be given a copy of the charges fifteen days before the termination and has the right to appear before the board in person at least five days before the termination takes place. It was not immediately clear if those rules would apply in this case, or, if charged, Weinstein would avail himself of the opportunity for a hearing.

Relive the Sweet Moment Katy Perry Helped 1 Fan Propose to Her Girlfriend at a Concert

Relive the Sweet Moment Katy Perry Helped 1 Fan Propose to Her Girlfriend at a Concert

When Katy Perry made a stop during her Witness tour on National Coming Out Day, she had something extra special to do for two lucky fans. The “Swish Swish” singer was performing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, when she invited a couple to join her on stage. Well, this is a shooting star,” while pointing at a glittery star hanging near them. “What’s your wish, Katy?” she asked.
The fan responded, “Well, I don’t know if you all have seen Becky, but she’s pretty even without any makeup on,” while looking at her girlfriend in front of the crowd. Of course, Becky said yes!
If you’re in need of a heartwarming pick-me-up, watch footage of the sweet proposal in the video below. File this one under videos to watch on a sad, rainy day.

When and How Jeans Became Popular

When and How Jeans Became Popular

So what makes modern jeans so different from the work trousers found on the legs of 16th century workers? If you’re currently wearing a pair of jeans, which is statistically quite likely, you may notice that they are held together at key points with small rivets.
The legend goes that the wife of a miner (some sources say a woodsman) came to Davis lamenting the fact that he often tore the pockets off of his work trousers and implored him to find a way to strengthen them.
The pair became acquaintances through Strauss’ dry goods store, which supplied Davis with the material he needed to make his riveted pants, among other product.
Curiously, when the pair first began producing jeans, they sold two varieties, the blue denim kind you could find on the shelf of any clothing store today and a pair made from a fabric not dissimilar from canvas, known as “duck cotton” (often also used by Davis for making tents and wagon covers).
The reason denim proved to be so much more popular than duck cotton is twofold.
So how did the world of riveted pants go from being the exclusive domain of the cowboy to the go-to fashion for everyone from sweaty hipsters to cool grandparents?
A third thing that helped denim jeans become popular, particularly overseas, was their popularity with servicemen in the 1940s and 1950s, who often liked to wear them when they were off duty.
After the release of these films in the 1950s, demand for jeans exploded amongst like-minded youths.
If other companies try to put anything remotely similar to Levi’s pattern on jean pockets, to protect their trademark, Levi’s happily sues them.

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