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Coming 2 America, Black Panther, Costumes


For someone, like myself, who doesn’t know the full scape of everything that goes into making a costume, can you just give us a rundown of things that you have to check off your list in order to have a perfect costume?

Things I keep in mind are, “Does it does it tell the story?”, “Does it fit the form of the actor?”, “Does it transform us to the place where our setting is?”, “Is it a part of the film’s composition?”, and “Does it make sense?” Those are the main ingredients. Is it pretty? Is it effective? Does it tell a story, have composition, and is it true to form? Those are the main boxes to check.

That immediately makes me think of Dolemite Is My Name. The costumes were so beautiful and so vibrant, and they definitely told a story. What kind of research went into bringing those costumes to life.

Oh, that was easy, because I was a teenager in the ’70s. I remember a lot about it. You know, I remember marshmallows [shoes], patchwork denim, double-knit polyester, jellies, Gumby, and I remember Nik Nik shirts. The guys looked in those clothes — those that were fit to form — and they’d have heels, like they were wearing platform shoes. So, I wanted to present the ’70s that I knew and loved. That feeling was very much a part of the Black community, because there were several different genres happening in the ’70s. You had the hippies, the conservatives with the big, wide ties, the streetwear of the urban community that was highly influenced by a lot of the movies that were out, like Super Fly. The Black community was into maxi coats, knit dresses, boots, and bird collars, so how could you not embrace all that? My main goal was to make you like it, because I liked it.



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Drake Dishes on Going to Parent-Teacher Meetings on New Song


Drake is back in the studio and has a lot to say about his parenting duties.

The “In My Feelings” rapper released his Scary Hours 2 EP on March 5, which includes song three new songs. Among the new tracks is a collab with Rick Ross called “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” in which Drake discusses his life with 3-year-old son, Adonis Graham.

“Yeah, dropped him off at school, big day for my lil’ man / Recess hits, daddy prolly made another M / School bell rings and I’m out there to get him again,” the Grammy winner rapped. “Yeah, teacher-parent meetings, wives get googly-eyed / Regardless of what they husbands do to provide / Askin’ if I know Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj.”

The rapper also commented on sticking out like a sour thumb when he arrives at his son’s French immersion school—where French is taught as a second language. As fans may know, Adonis’ mother Sophie Brussaux is French and Drake hails from Canada.



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Rachel Lindsay Says She Accepts Chris Harrison’s Apology


“I need to accept the apology so we can all be better from this situation.”


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“I do accept [his apology] and I think it’s important for me to say that because we need to move forward,” Lindsay said on Extra. “And for me, for us to move forward, I need to accept the apology, so we can all be better from this situation, which is what we want.”

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Lindsay added that more people are starting to become aware of “things that they hadn’t before” and that is creating more “uncomfortable” conversations “that we should be having.”


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“Isn’t that what this should be as well?” she said. “It’s bigger than just The Bachelor, it’s bigger than just a reality TV show.”


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“There are a lot of issues that have come up because of this interview, and I think it’s important that we continue the conversation, we continue to move forward,” The former Bachelorette continued. “And I think that’s the best thing that we can hope for out of all of this.”


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Last month, Harrison issued a public apology after he defended Kirkconnell’s past actions. He said, “I will always own a mistake when I make one, so I am here to extend a sincere apology.”

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Paris Hilton Says She Was “Shocked” By Sarah Silverman’s Apology


“I really just appreciate it so much, and I’m glad that her comedy has grown and she realizes that it’s not nice to make fun of people. And I think everyone learns that in life,” she continues. “Sarah is hilarious, like I’ve listened to her comedy and I’ve always been a big fan. Well, before that moment, and always just thought she was so funny, but not when she’s making fun of people. I think she’s just funny when she’s just being her funny self.”

Paris adds she’s appreciative Sarah has taken the time to reflect on the jokes she’s made, not just at Paris’ expense, but in “other situations” as well. 

The star even acknowledges her own missteps in life, saying, “I know where she’s coming from, because just like everyone, you know, we’ve all said things in our past that we felt bad about, we later regretted. And just, I don’t know, I think everyone is guilty of doing that.”

The socialite then recalls how she felt hearing Sarah’s apology, which she describes as shocking, because, as she put it, she’s “used to just hearing her be funny and make her jokes.”



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Adam Levine Claimed There Aren’t Bands Anymore, And It Caused Big Controversy


Adam, sweetie…you’re in a band.

Adam Levine gave an interview to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe yesterday — and he’s now getting dragged for a comment he made about the current state of bands.


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“It’s funny, when the first Maroon 5 album came out there were still other bands,” Adam said. “I feel like there aren’t any bands anymore, you know?”


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“That’s the thing that makes me kind of sad,” he continued. “There’s no bands anymore, and I feel like they’re a dying breed.”


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Adam Levine went on to say that while there are still bands that exist, they aren’t “in the limelight” anymore, and that he wishes “there could be more of those around.”


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Unsurprisingly, his comment has some people on Twitter going, “Huh?”

Many thought the comment was weird since Adam is…y’know…the frontman of a very popular band. And he was actually doing the interview to promote that band’s new song:

Tune in live to @ZaneLowe’s New Music Daily on @AppleMusic 1 in 30 minutes to catch the premiere of “Beautiful Mistakes ft. @theestallion” https://t.co/HYW9o8Cqaj

Others are taking the comment as evidence that Adam Levine doesn’t view Maroon 5 as a band anymore — but rather, as a group of musicians who play backup for him:

i’m fully convinced maroon 5 isn’t a band it’s just a name that adam levine has to use for marketing and contract obligations https://t.co/JZ0SY4fSGC


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Some people on Twitter think Adam needs to broaden his musical horizons a bit, if he thinks there are no popular bands out there:

im convinced that adam levine just listens to his own music and nothing else https://t.co/AhrXDhQJtu


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Others are shouting out their favorite groups to prove to Adam that bands do indeed still exist.


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One user mused that perhaps Adam just really, really misses One Direction:

what i’m hearing is that adam levine wants one direction to come back too 💔 https://t.co/u4snhLf1Z7


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The band Eve 6 responded to Adam’s comments by calling him a nerd:


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And several other bands have taken to their Twitter accounts to air their own grievances over the comment:


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Adam Levine has yet to respond to these criticisms — although I would very much like to hear his response to Eve 6 calling him a nerd.


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How Luke Perry Became an Iconic TV Heartthrob


Dylan was heard before he was seen on 90210, when for some reason he’s hanging out in a tech-lab-type room (always exceeding society’s expectations, that one) where two jocks show up to harass the nerdy Scott Scanlon (Douglas Emerson). When they threaten to erase what Scott’s doing on the computer (designing a floor plan for “the perfect dance club,” for the record), you hear the invitation to get wrecked from off-camera: “Touch that board, my friend.”

And around spins Perry, looking awfully fresh-faced in hindsight but at the time rather calm, cool and manly. He proceeds to tell the bullies with a slight smirk that he’s “feeling a little hostile,” and that’s all they need to know. They slink away. Scott’s adoration is secured and Jason Priestley‘s Brandon Walsh, still the new kid in town from wholesome Minnesota, is duly impressed.

“Your friend’s pretty cool,” Brandon tells Scott, looking as if he can’t believe what he’s just witnessed.

“I’ve never seen the guy in my life!” Scott marvels.

Nor had most people, but within a couple months “the guy” had become “Luke Perry,” his name as laden with heartthrob meaning as “Tom Cruise” or “Brad Pitt“—only “Brad Pitt” as we know him, and especially as he was in the 1990s, was still a few months away, with Thelma & Louise and his abs not arriving in theaters until May 1991.

“After the pilot, we felt there should be someone who is a little dangerous, a little on the edge, and we came up with the Dylan character,” executive producer Aaron Spelling, who was the one who insisted to the studio that Perry become a regular cast member, told Rolling Stone in 1992. Added creator Darren Star, “When Luke walked into the audition, it was like ‘Wow, that’s the person.’ He seems exactly like James Dean to me, but it isn’t a conscious imitation—he’s really being himself.”



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Meghan Markle Says Royals Are Perpetuating Falsehoods


“I don’t know how they could expect we would still just be silent.”

Meghan, who was joined by Prince Harry for the tell-all interview, expressed how she felt the royal family played a part in spreading falsehoods about the couple.

In a new clip from the interview, Meghan says she doesn’t “know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent when there is an active role that the Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”

She added that even if her honesty comes with the “risk of losing things,” there’s “a lot that’s been lost already.”

The release of the clip comes just days after a report in The Sunday Times stated Meghan allegedly bullied members of the Kensington Palace staff, citing unnamed sources, as well as emails from palace officials.

Meghan’s representative denied the claims, saying, “The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.”

Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry’s lawyers released their own statement, accusing The Sunday Times of “being used by Buckingham Palace to peddle a wholly false narrative.”

While the Palace says they will be launching an investigation into the claims, those close to Meghan and Harry are suspicious of the timing of the bullying report.


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“Harry and Meghan knew that it would get ugly in the run up [to the Oprah special], but seeing such an obvious attempt at destroying her character was distressing and upsetting,” a source close to the couple told royal biographer Omid Scobie.

It’s unclear just how much Meghan and Harry will reveal in the two-hour special but it’s sure to be an eye-opener to couple’s experience with royal life.

Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special airs on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Hear all that Meghan had to say in the teaser below:

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Meghan Markle “Knew It Would Get Ugly” Before Oprah Interview: Report


Following anonymous accusations that Meghan Markle bullied royal aides, those close to the pregnant royal reportedly say that she expected a fight after choosing to do a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

On Tuesday, March 2, The Times published two articles citing unnamed sources that claimed Meghan bullied royal staffers and drove two assistants out of the palace due to her alleged behavior. 

As a response, Buckingham Palace released a statement on Wednesday, March 3, announcing its HR team would investigate the reported incidents that allegedly occurred about two and a half years ago.

“We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” Buckingham Palace said in the statement. “Members of staff involved at the time, including those who have left the Household, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned. The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace.”



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33 WandaVision Moments Vs. The Sitcoms They Reference


Elizabeth Olsen re-creating moments from Full House is my favorite thing ever.

🚨Warning: There are obviously WandaVision spoilers ahead!🚨

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First, when Vision carries Wanda into their house during Episode 1, he almost trips over a chair, which is a nod to The Dick Van Dyke Show and how Rob always tripped over the ottoman in the opening credits.


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Also, the layout of Wanda and Vision’s living room is pretty similar to the one from The Dick Van Dyke Show, especially the landing near the front door.

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Wanda’s outfits from “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience” closely resemble Donna Stone’s outfits from The Donna Reed Show, which ran from 1958 to 1966.

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Wanda and Vision sleeping in separate beds during Episode 2 is similar to how Lucy and Ricky slept on I Love Lucy.


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In Season 1 of I Love Lucy, Lucy and Ricky’s beds are pushed together, which is something Wanda and Vision do in Episode 2 as well.

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The opening credits of “Don’t Touch That Dial” are a direct nod to the iconic credits from Bewitched.

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When Wanda and Vision perform their magic act, it’s similar to an episode of Bewitched where Samantha is a magician’s assistant and uses her powers to help his act.

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The colorful opening credits from WandaVision Episode 3 are a nod to the opening credits from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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Also, the final title card in the opening credits is inspired by The Brady Bunch and their tiles. Of course, for WandaVision, the tiles are in the shape of hexagons, which is a nod to the shape of Westview’s town limits.

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In “Now in Color,” Wanda and Vision’s house looks just like the house from The Brady Bunch, complete with the famous staircase.

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Also, you can spot Vision building a swing set in the backyard, which is similar to the one the Brady kids had on The Brady Bunch.


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Even the fence and flower bed look similar.

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The doll Vision uses to practice changing diapers looks like Cindy’s beloved Kitty Karry-All doll from The Brady Bunch.


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In Episode 8, we also find out that Wanda watched The Brady Bunch episode “Kitty Karry-All Is Missing” while in isolation after being experimented on by Hydra.

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Wanda hiding her pregnancy is a nod to tricks TV shows have used for years to hid an actor’s real-life pregnancy. Like WandaVision, The Cosby Show famously made fun of having to hide Phylicia Rashad’s pregnancy, so much so that they had her sit behind a giant teddy bear in an episode.

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In WandaVision Episode 5, Wanda and Vision’s house has changed once again, and now the inside looks exactly like the Keatons’ house from Family Ties.


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Even the couch is the same color.

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And Wanda and Vision’s living room includes a lot of the stained glass that was featured in the Keatons’ living room on Family Ties.

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Also, the outside of Wanda and Vision’s house in this episode is reminiscent of the house from Step By Step.

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The opening credits of “On a Very Special Episode…” include a nod to the iconic opening credits from Family Ties, right down to the color red being the first color used to paint the family portrait.

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Also, WandaVision Episode 5 uses a similar font to the one from the Family Ties opening credits. They also zoom in on the family portrait for each cast member.

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And the opening credits pay homage to the Growing Pains title sequence, which includes photos of the cast growing up.

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At one point, you can spot Wanda, Vision, Billy, and Tommy having a picnic, which is a reference to the picnic moment during the Full House opening credits.

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And Wanda, Vision, Billy, and Tommy re-create the run-at-the-camera moment from the Full House opening too.


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In fact, WandaVision director Matt Shakman said both of these Full House references were their way of honoring “Lizzie growing up just behind the camera on that show.”

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When Wanda has this teachable moment with Billy and Tommy on the couch, it’s nearly identical to the moments Steven would share with his children on Family Ties.

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The end credits that Wanda makes appear during the ’80s episode when she wants to run from her conversation with Vision look just like the end credits from Growing Pains.

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During WandaVision Episode 6, the opening title sequence is a nod to the title sequence from Malcolm in the Middle.

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In fact, you can even see that the font style is the same as the font from Malcolm in the Middle.

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Just like Malcolm on Malcolm in the Middle, Billy and Tommy break the fourth wall during “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” and talk directly to viewers.

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In Episode 6, Wanda and Vision’s house has once again changed to fit with the era they’re in, and parts of it resemble the inside of the house on Malcolm in the Middle.

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For the 2010s episode, Wanda starts talking to a cameraperson and breaking the fourth wall, which is a nod to Modern Family.

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Also, a lot of Elizabeth Olsen’s mannerisms during Episode 7 are an homage to Julie Bowen’s portrayal of Claire Dunphy from Modern Family.


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I mean, the pillows on the couch behind Wanda even resemble the pillows that were always behind Phil and Claire when they talked to the camera.

In fact, Julie Bowen even gave a shoutout to WandaVision‘s portrayal of Modern Family:

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Of course, Wanda and Vision’s house changes again in “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” and this time it resembles the inside of Phil and Claire’s house on Modern Family. Namely, you can spot the stairs Phil always tripped down.

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Wanda and Vision’s kitchen is similar to Phil and Claire’s kitchen too, and there’s even a nod to Claire’s obsession with having Haley, Luke, and Alex’s schedules planned out on a calendar.

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The opening credits for “Breaking the Fourth Wall” are a reference to the Happy Endings opening sequence, which featured different styles of the same word over and over again.


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In fact, before directing several MCU movies, Anthony and Joe Russo were executive producers and directors on Happy Endings. Also, Matt Shakman, who directed all of the WandaVision episodes, directed an episode of Happy Endings.

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The final title card’s font for Episode 7 matches the iconic Modern Family logo, right down to the two different colors used.

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In Episode 7, Vision does a pretty spot-on Jim Halpert from The Office impression when he looks directly at the camera after thinking Wanda could be creating obstacles to stop him from returning home.


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Also, the music in the opening credits for this episode was a nod to the song in The Office opening credits.

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And finally, the super-catchy opening credits for “Agatha All Along” is a reference to The Munsters.

Did you catch any other amazing sitcom references in WandaVision? Tell us in the comments below!

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See C.T.’s Transformation on The Challenge Over the Years


Eighteen seasons. Four disqualifications. Three wins. $515,000 in the bank. A whole lot of diapers purchased. Such is Chris “C.T.” Tamburello‘s time on The Challenge.

Since his first appearance on the MTV’s reality competition series in 2004, the Boston native has quite simply dominated the show—in more ways than one. Athletic, brash, confident and very quick-tempered, during C.T.’s early years you never quite knew which version of The Real World: Paris star was showing up for a Challenge. He was either going to crush it or crush his chances by getting booted for violating house rules.

But over the years, C.T. has settled down and fans have watched as he’s experienced love and loss with the late Diem Brown, become a father and a husband, and gone from ripped 23-year-old who was more than OK to be sent home for fighting to a 40-year-old with a self-proclaimed “dad bod” looking to earn some cash to buy diapers. 

And C.T. is currently competing for his fourth win on Double Agents, finally getting his chance to go into an elimination to win his gold skull to run T.J. Lavin‘s final. (Yes, you have to call it that.)



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