Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni’s SVU Reunion Might Just Be the Only Bright Spot in 2017

#Friends #Seehappy #jingleHells

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Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay played detectives on Law & Order: SVU for 12 seasons, and it warms our hearts to see that they’re still as tight as ever. On Thursday, the pals reunited at a bar in NYC to celebrate Chris’s new Syfy show, Happy!. Both Chris and Mariska shared cute photos of the pair on Instagram, and Mariska captioned hers, «‘Tis the season . . . ran into this #HAPPY man.» Of course, this isn’t the first time the duo has hung out since Chris left the show in 2011. Chris and Mariska actually reunited for a post-Valentine’s Day smooch and for Chris’s birthday earlier this year. Dun, dun.

»Tis the season… ran into this #HAPPY man

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Bright Star: Let’s Talk About Lupita Nyong’o

Of the five feature films Lupita Nyong’o has appeared in during her short but highly visible career as an actress, you don’t see her face in two of them. One of the roles is a bit-part in a Liam Neeson action movie, and another is the starring role in a sadly underseen Disney drama. The first of these films, her debut, is the one that landed her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In less than five years, Lupita Nyong’o has become a rarity: A black woman in Hollywood with true influence yet a fraction of the screen time her white counterparts receive; an adored public figure whose face is seldom seen on-screen; a major player in one of the world’s biggest franchises who is never exclusively billed as such. Few actresses, particularly women of colour, in this business have managed to navigate the treacherous routes that she has, all while maintaining a major degree of control over her work, her image and the media messaging surrounding her.

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While looking for a young black actress to play Patsey, a slave who Solomon Northrup encounters while at a plantation in his memoir 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen saw over a thousand actors and couldn’t find the right one for the role. Nobody had the ‘majestic grace’ he was looking for, nobody seemed to have the range to embody the beleaguered grace or raw anguish of Patsey. When he watched Lupita’s audition tape, made while she was still studying at Yale, it was a moment of revelation, wherein he ‘just kind of rubbed my eyes in disbelief and needed someone else to confirm what I was seeing.’ He later invited her to audition, comparing her presence to Grace Jones, and several weeks later she was offered the part. It’s the kind of star-making story that would feel at home in any Hollywood picture, but such success narratives are seldom afforded to black women, especially in their first movie. Nyong’o is comfortably middle class — her father is a Kenyan diplomat — but the intersections of race and class are tricky under the shadow of white supremacy. What is striking about Nyong’o’s performance in 12 Years a Slave is how raw and almost terrifying it is. It’s a performance of unflinching humanity and one that could easily have been nothing but pain. That’s in large part due to the fantastic work of McQueen but once can’t overlook the magnitude of what Nyong’o has been tasked with accomplishing: This is a performance based on the reality of a woman’s life and suffering, skilful but with the freshness and spontaneity of a non-actor. The film is not short of brilliant work and Nyong’o is well supported by a stellar ensemble, but she’s easily the brightest among them, magnetic and empathetic and noble. It’s clear the filmmakers knew what kind of performance and future star they had on their hands, but it’s also obvious that Lupita knew what that meant, and what would come.

Winning an Oscar is a long-term game. You can’t just do something as simple as put in the best performance of the year in your designated category: You have to do the work. That includes endless interviews, charming the talk-show circuit, attending various events and knowing every face, and making sure everyone remembers who you are. When you’re a debut star, that’s made all the harder, but while on the awards trail for 12 Years a Slave, Lupita managed to redefine the game to the point where her red carpet appearances may have made her a household name more than the movie itself. Few actresses have leveraged fashion to success in the way Nyong’o has. Every red carpet she appeared on from the film’s premiere to the Oscars was an unforgettable sight, with close to the whole rainbow of colours on display and styles that caught everyone’s eye. Who could forget the red cape dress from the Golden Globes, or the teal Gucci number with the floral top she wore to the SAG Awards? You began to look forward to seeing what she wore next, and that was part of her power. Her performance was stunning and utterly deserving of the award but great work has lost in the past to better players of the Oscar race, so Lupita made sure she was number one across the board. That may seem frivolous to some, but in an industry where appearance is everything, and dark skinned black women are so often shunned or ignored on that basis, Lupita helped to redefine Hollywood beauty during her red carpet season, and that’s impacted her career as much as her work in 12 Years a Slave.

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Now, she was an Oscar winner and a bona fide It Girl, a term that’s difficult to define beyond the notion of a woman just having it and everyone understanding what that means. Whatever it is, Lupita certainly has it: She’s beautiful, charming, a magnetic presence on and off-screen, a fashion darling, and a figure of vaulting ambition. She’s also a woman who is keenly aware of the weight of responsibility and leadership on her shoulders. It is the gift and the curse of being one of the few black women to win an acting Oscar: When you’re so alone in that group, everyone watches you for guidance and the implicit assertion that you are the voice for that entire community. In her Oscar speech, Lupita made note of that fact quietly, by sending a message to ‘every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid’.

Shortly after winning the Oscar, Nyong’o was appointed the first black model to represent Lancôme, which offered her an immense career and financial boon (nowadays, it’s not uncommon for actresses to make more money on fashion and cosmetics deals than the films they make), but also a chance to be a leader in redefining beauty to the world (she has appeared on the cover of American Vogue no fewer than three times). Fashion is a notoriously white world, but it was Lupita who ruled the red carpet that year, and now she had the chance to do the same with cosmetics, which has had major dark skinned black women featured in campaigns but only sparingly unless the products are aimed at a black audience or they’ve been photoshopped into whiteness, as L’Oreal infamously did with Beyonce. Lupita’s Lancôme ads are beautiful and noticeably her. That’s her eyes, her vibrant smile, and most importantly, her dark skin tone. In a speech at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Nyong’o read from a letter she received from a dark skinned girl who was ready to buy skin-bleaching cream until she saw Nyong’o rise to the top of Hollywood, before relating her own childhood experiences of being bullied for her ‘night-shaded skin’ and praying to be made lighter by God. She continues to call out Eurocentric beauty standards forced upon her, as seen recently when she condemned Grazia Magazine for photoshopping out her hair. You cannot be what you cannot see, and Nyong’o being a presence in pop culture and the beauty world has made an undeniable impact on our world, bigger than many of us may realise.

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That’s partly what makes it so sad that we’ve seen so little of her face on-screen since her Oscar win. She voiced Mowgli’s wolf mother in The Jungle Book and played space pirate Maz Kanata in the long-awaited and supremely successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You don’t see her face in either: The first is voice-over and the second motion-capture. She’s very good in both, and she talked about wanting to do a mo-cap performance to experience the kind of freedom from appearances that actors are seldom afforded, one can’t overlook the strange trend of Hollywood not allowing us to see black actors. Think Idris Elba under all those prosthetics for the majority of Star Trek Beyond (and having three separate voice-over roles in the biggest animated films of that year) or Zoe Saldana greened up for Gamora, or Paula Patton as the half-orc in Warcraft Kyle Buchanan from Vulture called out this problem in a 2016 piece, and it’s Lupita whose omission from the visual narrative of big budget Hollywood that feels the most unfair. Winning an Oscar is supposed to open every door to you, but not even reaching the peak of the mountain can make Hollywood get over its own white supremacy.

That’s not to say that Nyong’o has disappeared or been denied incredible opportunities. Indeed, she has taken the initiative and wielded her newfound clout in striking ways, using it to get oft-untold stories onto stage and screen. There was Eclipsed, the off-Broadway play she brought to New York, helped transfer to Broadway and nabbed a Tony nomination in the process, and there was the sadly underseen Queen of Katwe, Mira Nair’s biopic of a Ugandan chess champion, produced by Disney and co-starring David Oyelowo. These stories saw Nyong’o, an African woman, playing African women and telling indelibly African stories that are free of the white gaze (both are also women centred and directed by women). There are no white saviours, the settings aren’t sanitised or forcibly moulded into inspirational lessons for white spectatorship: They’re stories of black women, and damn if they aren’t few and far between in the industry. Hollywood wouldn’t come to her so she carved her own way.

She has to do that a lot. Last month, as the allegations of sexual assault at the hands of producer Harvey Weinstein mounted up, Nyong’o told her story in an eloquent, detailed and gut-wrenching piece for the New York Times. In it, she goes into the nitty-gritty not only of what she alleges Weinstein did to her, but dissects the specific tools of his power plays. She notes his charm and magnetic personality, but also the way he would consistently dictate the rules of interaction, and how she would try to move around them, such as when he offered to give her a massage. Of the seemingly countless women coming forward with Weinstein stories, some of them the biggest names in the industry, Lupita stood alone as the only black actress to tell her story publicly, reminding us all that even at this tipping point in our culture, there are different expectations of safety and trust for women across the spectrum of race. Nowhere was this driven home more than when Weinstein’s representative released a statement to specifically dispute her telling of events. Nobody else’s, not one of the more famous women or ones with more violent allegations (he denied Ashley Judd’s claims but that was at the earliest point in the ongoing story): Just the black woman’s story.

Nyong’o has a packed schedule ahead of her. She’s now part of the Marvel Extended Universe as a cast member in the upcoming Black Panther movie, and she is currently filming a zombie rom-com called Little Monsters with Josh Gad, which will give her a chance to stretch her comedic muscles, and let’s not forget the epic heist movie featuring her and Rihanna that Twitter willed into existence. That whole The Last Jedi thing looks promising too. When I asked my Twitter followers what came to mind when they thought of the celeb of the week, as I do every time I write one of these, this was the first instance in which every comment was not only positive but glowing in their enthusiasm. Not one doubter or apathetic shrug came in the replies. Lupita has that kind of charm: She’s alluring, charismatic, talented, beautiful, caring, and very easy to root for. When she succeeds, it’s not a one-woman story: She shines and lifts up others with her.


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A Nearly Naked Rihanna Shines Bright Like a Diamond at Barbados’s Crop Over Festival

Rihanna is back in her home country of Barbados for one of her favorite events of the year: Crop Over Festival. After showing off her new turquoise hair over the weekend, the 29-year-old singer touched down on the Caribbean island to participate in the annual Kadooment parade, and we have a feeling all eyes were on her. Prior to hitting the streets, Rihanna left very little to the imagination when she modeled her sexy festival outfit, which consisted of a jewel-encrusted bikini and a colorful set of feathered wings, on Instagram. The Crop Over Festival is one of the biggest events in Barbados and marks the end of a successful sugar cane harvest. It’s also a well-deserved break for Rihanna, who recently wrapped up the press tour for her new film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

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Subscription Addiction: Bright Cellars And Tasting Board Revisited

Typically this column is one and done when it comes to reviews. Even when I keep subscribing to a service, a single review tends to be sufficient. But Bright Cellars has given me a reason to revisit, offering review boxes along with fresh discounts for Pajiba readers. So, I threw a wine and cheese reception for friends to see how the delectable deliveries fared in a group setting.

Last fall, I taste tested the wine subscription service Bright Cellars. Then a few months later, their cheese-centered sister service. Both times, I’d had high hopes of running a group taste test, inviting friends over to share in the goodies. But yeah. Instead, I ended up kicking into the wines and cheeses on my own over late night wind-downs, and fancy self-made treats.

To be honest, I regret nothing. Still, THIS time, my friends and I would eat, drink, and be merry on wines and cheeses specifically picked for this purpose.

How It Works


You can get a full rundown of how each works on the links above to past reviews. Succinctly, both Bright Cellars and Tasting Board have palate quizzes that get a sense for what your tastes are, and what kind of experience you want from this box. They’re fun to take, and take just a few minutes.

It’s two separate quizzes. I took both, and got results of wines and cheeses that were meant to be just for my preferences. Note: there was no apparent option to connect results so that cheeses would pair with wines, specifically.

How It’s Changed

Their cheese subscription service has been revamped, offering a larger selection of cheeses, and boasting the new name: Tasting Board. Meanwhile Bright Cellars has expanded its shipping access, so now to 46 states across the country—including New York and Massachusetts—can get in on the wine and fun.

How It Went


The boxes arrived in two separate shipments. The wines were carefully insulated to prevent any damage to the glass bottles. The cheese came in a refrigerated box with a still cold ice pack that kept them fresh.

I planned a party for a sunny Sunday afternoon, and invited nine people over. Now, no. I did not expect four bottles of wine and four blocks of cheese to satisfy all these people, but they were a key part of our summer spread, which also boasted the cookies I made from the Box2Bake delivery.

I used the descriptor cards that came with the cheeses as guide posts for my friends. And everyone was mightily impressed with my hostess flourishes. The wine had no such cards, so the whites were chilled in a cooler, and the red rested on the table, awaiting guests.

Mojave Rain: Red Blend 2015

My Take: I have a preference for whites, but once more said I’d be open to try a red. The lone red I received is a blend and beaut! It’s got a bold smell that made my taste buds water before it hit my lips. You taste the warm fruitiness of the berries, and then it finishes dry and sophisticated. Ahead of the party, I paired it with Havarti. They played delightfully together.

Party Take: The red was gone so fast I lost track of it! A friend who prefers her wines drier marveled that I’d found a red both she and I could enjoy.

Emmi Roth: Havarti
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My Take: Creamy and a bit sour, this is a cheese to savor. I took a bite and like a fancy chocolate, I let it melt slowly, softly in my mouth. It’s got a bite of earthiness that paired really beautifully with a glass of the Red Blend.

Party Take: I served it with rosemary crackers, which was a big hit. We ripped through this cheese so fast there were no leftovers to try out its other serving suggestions. C’est la vie!

White Willow: Chardonnay 2016

My Take: This is light, bright white! Semi-sweet and grassy, I can see it paired with a rich cheese sauce. It’s also pretty stellar paired with a sunny day and a cheese plate. But this here is why I always like to read about the wine. On my own, I wouldn’t have picked out the fruits mentioned above. I’d be like, «Yeah. It tastes like fruit!» With the help of expectations, I can absolutely make out the pineapple and mango scents. And then the sip is a dance with the peach, lemon, and a splash of coconut on the finish.

Party Take: This was a big hit, and the first white to run out. Because it wasn’t super sweet, it was very refreshing on what turned out to be a HOT day.

LaClare Farms: Goat’s Milk Cheddar

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My Take: It’s tasty, but really not that distinctive from the white cheddar I can buy for $ 3 a block at the grocery store. It may very well be that I don’t have a developed enough palate to distinguishe the delicate differences between the two. For me, this one was underwhelming.

Party Take: I wasn’t alone. This cheese went largely untouched. At the end of the party, I had a pile of it that had sweated and grown a bit stale. It got pitched.

Forty Winks: Sauvignon Blanc 2015

My Take: This was my personal favorite. Bright and sweet, I poured myself several glasses over the course of the party, and paired it with every cheese on the board as well as a charcuterie tray I’d made up, and some scallion pancakes. I’m sure a purist would sniff at my brazen clashes here. But Forty Winks with its bite of green apple and chipper sweetness was a delight with every sip, and every collision of flavors.

Party Take: Those who could get it out of my hands to pour a glass for themselves echoed my praise, if not my greedy enthusiasm.

Sartori Reserve: Citrus Ginger Bellavitano
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My Take: Asian influences in a cheese? You know I’m game! I know this combination may be a bit eyebrow raising, but it’s downright delicious, exploding with flavor.

Party Take: This was the favorite of the cheese board by far, as I had to most often refresh it. My friends read the card, marveled at the description, and then couldn’t get enough. This paired especially well with the sesame pancakes I’d made (hot off the skillet) for the occasion.

Porta D’Oro: Sauvignon Blanc 2015

My Take: Frankly, I was a bit disappointed I got two of the same kind of wine in one box. There’s a world of whites out there! And with Sauvignon Blancs in the mix, one was going to be the lesser. This was fine, but not as fun or flavorful as the Forty Winks. I wish I’d gotten something more adventurous instead.

Party Take: It was popular enough to be guzzled down by the end of the day!

Marieke: Honey Clover Gouda

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My Take: It also pairs great with a garbage day, or any day. Curious about what a honey clover gouda would taste like, I sliced of a small sliver before the party. Like days before. And I can’t speak to how well this one might melt, but it melted my resolve. At the end of each day, I’d wind down by slicing myself off a more and more generous sliver. It’s pungent, earthy, herbacious, and a bit sweet. The flavor fills your mouth and lingers on your fingers, which I couldn’t help but sniff and savor. I love a smoky gouda, but this raw and bold cheese is even better. This was my absolute favorite, and that my friends got to try any of it at all means I deserve a damn medal for loyalty.

Party Take: A lot of «ooos» and «ahhs» burst forth as people tried this unique cheese. Still, I feel like I’m the only one who truly appreciated it.


Conclusion: Bright Cellars and Tasting Board are terrific services. If you don’t think the monthly subscription suits your needs (it’s a lot of wine and cheese to get that frequently), you can email the concierge team to arrange delivery for every two or three months. Or you can do what I do, and place an order whenever a party season is coming on, like summer for picnics, or the holidays for elegant nights in with friends.

Of all the subscription services I’ve tried, Bright Cellars and Tasting Board remain among my favorites. It makes trying new flavors easy and accessing affordable wine you’ll actually like way less intimidating. Plus, once you’re on the mailing list you’ll get frequent offers for discounted bottles.

Speaking of discounts: To get 50% at Bright Cellars USE THIS LINK. To get 50% at Tasting Board USE THIS LINK.

Do both. You deserve it.

Check out Subscription Addiction reviews for Level Up, Stitch Fix, Try The World, Darby Smart, Treatsie, Chococurb, Loot Crate, Candy Club, Blue Apron, Bright Cellars, Julep, Bright Cellars Cheese, CauseBox, and Box2Bake. In the comments, tell us which subscription service you’d like to see reviewed next.


‘Bright’ Trailer: Netflix Paid $90 Million for This?

Here’s the trailer for Bright, Netflix’s attempt to corner the blockbuster market in your living room. The film stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton (he’s the Orc), Noomi Rapace, Ike Barinholtz, and Margaret Cho, among others. It comes from David Ayer, who has made some really good movies (End of Watch) and some not so good movie, like Suicide Squad. And oh yeah: Max Landis got paid $ 3 million to write it. Based on the the trailer? The writing is not so good.

But, you can watch it on your phone on opening day! That’s December 22nd, by the way. And chances are, you will, whether it’s good or not, because Netflix has got us by our respective genitalia. Plus, it might be good. Or it might be bad in a way that we can all make fun of on Twitter while we’re watching it!

Anyway, here’s the trailer. As you can see, a lot of the $ 90 million budget clearly went to craft services.


Subscription Addiction: Bright Cellars Delivers A Perfect Cheese Spread

If you love wine, but don’t know much about it, Bright Cellars is an ideal subscription service. They offer a sweet and simple quiz, then send you four bottles picked precisely for your tastes. And now, they’ve applied this same concept and Bright Points algorithm to the cheeses you could pair with your picks. Selecting from over 900 different cheeses, Bright Cellars promises you something special for your cheese board.

Now, I’m the kind of girl who can sit down with a block of cheddar, perfectly content. But I’m also the girl that will knock people down in her haste to get to the fancy cheese board at any given posh event. (I’m also known to put together a mean platter of my own.) So, I was absolutely giddy over this offer.


How It Works
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As illustrated by this screengrab of Bright Cellar’s website, all you need to do is fill out a brief survey that maps your flavor profile, approve the four cheeses selected especially for you, and pony up $ 55. The questions on the survey include «How do you like your coffee?» and how you prefer to eat cheese (at a wine tasting? with friends? with a book?), and how adventurous you’re willing to be with your options.


I chose the «surprise me» option. From there, I was promised four cheeses that boasted Bright Points scores of 91 to 97, the higher the number the more confident Bright Cellars is that I’ll go gaga for that cheese.

How It Went
Clock Shadow Creamery: Quark

The highest point value went to the quark, which is a fluffy cheese that’s mild and slightly sweet. I followed the first serving suggestion, and paired it with some fresh berries and a drizzle of honey.

Fancy quark DIY dessert!

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It was delightful, and allowed me to feel quite fancy. It’s also good with crackers, and easy to eat with a spoon straight out of its resealable bowl.

Armada: Sublime Lime Cheddar

Look. I love me some cheddar, but I raised an eyebrow over throwing citrus in the mix. Yet this cheese—with the lowest compatibility score—was the first one I cut through. It’s got a nice bite, and the lime twist made it a zesty ingredient for a wide array of recipes. I did eat some slivers night cheese style. But others I added to Western Omelettes, tacos, and sandwiches. It gave each one a little bit of zing. This is the most versatile of the bunch.

Caerphilly: Misty Isles

A bit creamy and a bit crumbly, a bit savory and a bit sweet, this Welsh cheese has found its way into my soups, pastas, scrambled eggs, and salads. I’m not fancy enough to attempt a souffle. But its texture allows it to mellow nicely into just about any hot dish. It gives food a bit of body, and a soft savoriness. Surprisingly versatile, it also pairs lovely with crackers and a white wine. (Admittedly, I generally prefer a white wine with all things.)

Marieke Gouda: Truffle
Brick Original: Bon Bree

For reasons unknown, the promised truffle-flavored gouda was not in my Bright Cellars box. Which I was admittedly relieved over, because I’m of the opinion «truffle» is overrated and needs to stop being on every french fry and kernel of popcorn in NYC. Anyhow, in this gouda’s place was a curious bree. Per the card that accompanied it:

This cheese has been a long time coming: resurfacing after almost 30 years, this cheese has made a comeback and is known for its firm texture, creamy taste, and quality production. A pure natural cheese with no preservatives or food coloring, no artificial flavoring and a simple, flavorful dashing of salt, this cheese with quickly become a staple of your cheese board. This cheese is perfect melted over corned beef and with a glass of pinot noir.

That’s actually a solid description of this delightful and bold bree. Instead of the suggested corned beef pairing, I’ve been pairing it with salami on sandwiches, and letting slices melt into sauces. It’s a bit salty and a sliver of sour, bringing a sophisticated flavor across the (cheese) board.

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This is a must for any cheese-lover. While the price is high, the cheese you get isn’t the kind you’re likely to find outside of a specialty shop, so it’s worth the splurge. Plus, Bright Cellars’ Bright Points system promises you’ll be pleased with their personalized picks. I was positively delighted with mine. And if you’re not, contact customer service for a free substitute!

Sending four cheeses each month, Bright Cellars delivers a lavish amount. So it’s not something I’d recommend on the regular. But for «treat yourself» moments and holiday gatherings, this is an ideal subscription service that’ll add some panache to your snacking and poshness to your platters. It’d also make a unique and appreciated gift for the cheese lover in your life.

Check out Subscription Addiction reviews for Level Up, Stitch Fix, Try The World, Darby Smart, Treatsie, Chococurb, Loot Crate, Candy Club, Blue Apron, Bright Cellars, and Julep. In the comments, tell us which subscription service you’d like to see reviewed next.


Katy Perry Shines Bright at the iHeartRadio Awards After Split From Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry shone bright at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in LA on Sunday. The «Chained to the Rhythm» singer stunned in a white and gold strapless jumpsuit, which paired perfectly with her new blonde pixie cut. Katy’s fun outing marks her first appearance since her split from Orlando Bloom. After a little over a year of dating, the two called it quits in late February, and the duo’s reps released a joint statement that said they would be «taking respectful, loving space at this time.» A couple days later, Katy addressed the split via Twitter, urging «a new way of thinking» and insisting that «no one’s a victim or a villain.» Orlando has yet to comment on the matter, but he was spotted chatting up women on the beach over the weekend.

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New Netflix Series ‘Bright’ Gets A Confusing, Un-shiny Trailer

If, like me, you skipped the Academy Awards to play Batman: Arkham Asylum again, you probably missed the trailer for Netflix’s newest movie. It is called Bright and it reunites David Ayer and Will Smith (from the now Oscar-winning Suicide Squad) in a movie written by Max Landis.


So what is this movie about? Well, you can’t tell from the trailer but…

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it. Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad) stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), and Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad). The movie is written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and produced by Ayer, Eric Newman (Narcos) and Bryan Unkeless (The Hunger Games). The Netflix Original Film will launch globally this December.



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