New trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix gets furious: Watch

With the forthcoming Disney-Fox merge, the X-Men franchise — at least as it exists right now — remains in flux. As we learned earlier this month from producer Lauren Shuler Donner, it’s likely that X-Men: Dark Phoenix may very well be the last rodeo in the long-running X-Men universe. If so, it’s fitting then that the much-delayed follow-up to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse serves as a complete redo of 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, arguably the worst entry in the series and one that completely botched the Phoenix storyline. Similar to the first trailer from this past September, this new one proves Jean Grey’s (Sophie Turner) epic chapter will finally be told the right way, which should give fans solace as those Cerebro doors close for potentially the last time. Watch below and also consult the swanky new poster shortly after. [embedded content] James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Alexandra Shipp (Storm) all return to the save the day. Joining them is Jessica Chastain as a mysterious shapeshifter. Simon Kinberg serves as writer and director, while composer Hans Zimmer will score the damn thing. Dark Phoenix lands June 7th via Fox. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Queen and Adam Lambert Announce New Documentary The Show Must Go On

Queen have announced a new documentary called The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story. Since 2011, the band’s founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor have been touring with Lambert as Queen + Adam Lambert. The two-hour documentary features behind-the-scenes concert footage from their time working together. It also follows Lambert’s career since his 2009 “American Idol” performance with Queen and includes interviews with May, Taylor, Simon Cowell, Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek, and more. https://twitter.com/adamlambert/status/1100125439048146944 Queen and Lambert will be touring North America starting this summer—see their full itinerary. Queen and Lambert opened last night’s 2019 Oscars with a performance of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.” Bohemian Rhapsody—the biopic about Queen’s late frontman Freddie Mercury—took home four Academy Awards, including Malek’s Best Actor win, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing. It was up for Best Picture, but lost to Green Book. Read Pitchfork’s “Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody Is Now the Biggest Music Biopic Ever. It’s Also Total Bullshit.” Pitchfork RSS Feed

Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote finally gets a release date, and it’s for one night only

Terry Gilliam can finally sleep at night. After being pushed and pulled out of development hell for decades, the veteran filmmaker’s stroke-inducing passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will finally hit theaters on April 10th for a one-night special event. Tickets can be purchased via Fathom Events. If you recall, the Chinese Democracy film equivalent stars Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce in a wild and zany adventure that likely won’t come close to its sordid production history that’s already been well documented (see: 2002’s Lost in La Mancha). Even so, we’re beyond stoked to finally see the damn thing, and that one-night only release only adds to its mythical status. Catch a new trailer for the film below and read its official synopsis shortly after. [embedded content] Toby, a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth – a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and […]

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, inherits portion of fashion icon’s $300 million fortune

On Tuesday, German fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85. Now, his cat, Choupette, stands to inherit a portion of his $300 million dollar fortune. In an interview with Numéro last year, the former creative director of Chanel and Fendi announced that the beloved feline would serve as his heir. Rebuffing skepticism, Lagerfeld added, “Don’t worry, there is enough for everyone.” Choupette, whose name is French for “sweetheart,” has historically lived a lavish lifestyle, with the fashion designer hiring maids to ensure her comfort. The inheritance will ensure the silky Burmese cat continues living her best life, which means daily meals of caviar and chicken pâté and travel on private jets. However, Choupette is unlikely to need the financial assistance from the estate. The pet celebrity has amassed over 260,000 followers on Instagram and has earned a healthy $3 million through sponsorships and ad appearances. She has previously served as an ambassador to German automobile manufacturer Opel, launched her own lines with brands like makeup company Shu Uemura and luxury cat-product producer Cheshire & Wain, and been the subject of two books. Lagerfeld addressed his cat’s fortune — both cat-made and bequeathed — in the past, noting, “She has […]

Jussie Smollett officially indicted, now faces felony charges

Chicago police have confirmed that Empire star Jussie Smollett has been officially indicted by a grand jury. He now faces felony charges for filing a false police report and disorderly conduct. Detectives will be contacting Smollett’s legal team to make arrangements for his arrest. If Smollett is ultimately found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison. The actor is expected to appear in court on Thursday. Smollett is accused of orchestrating his own attack with the assistance of Nigerian brothers and Empire extras Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo. The brothers are expected to testify before the grand jury. Smollett initially told police that he was attacked by two men outside a Subway restaurant in Chicago during the early morning hours of January 29th. The 36-year-old actor, who is openly gay, described his assailants as white men wearing ski masks, who asked Smollett if he was “that f***ot Empire n*****?” before attacking him with a rope and bleach. As they fled the scene the men yelled, “This is MAGA country!” according to Smollett. In reality, the Osundairo brothers say they rehearsed the attack with Smollett in the days prior. They told police that they scouted a location where they believed a camera would capture the […]

RAMZi and Priori Cancel New Album After Being Accused of Cultural Appropriation

Canadian artists RAMZi (real name: Phoebé Gulleimot) and Priori (Francis Latreille) have announced the cancellation of their joint LP as Jumanjí. The album, which was slated for release on FATi Records, was met with criticism for its incorporation of audio clips from countries such as India, Brazil, and Mali, as well as samples from “Vande Mataram,” which is the national song of India. The project was condemned on social media for cultural appropriation, and in response to the criticism, FATi Records released a statement on their website stating that “the production of FAT02 – Jumanjí has been halted and excerpts were removed after members of the community voiced legitimate concerns regarding its content.” FATi Records asserted that “it was never our intention to exotify our music for the sake of making it more exciting, nor was the inclusion of this sampled material an afterthought,” but later concluded that “after reading the feedback and engaging in thoughtful discussions, we realize that our process was misguided.” Read their full statement below. “The production of FAT02 – Jumanjí has been halted and excerpts were removed after members of the community voiced legitimate concerns regarding its content. After thoughtful consideration we have decided to […]

All of Marvel’s Netflix series have been cancelled, with Jessica Jones and The Punisher getting the axe

In the past few months, the Netflix arm of Marvel’s film and TV empire has clearly been winding things down. Whether it’s because of Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, or simply because the pop culture mega-conglomerate is trying to bring all of its properties in-house from now on, Netflix previously announced that Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist have all been cancelled. Now the last dominoes have fallen, as Deadline reports that The Punisher and Jessica Jones have been axed. The former leaves just after its second season debuted on the streaming service, while the latter will air its already completed third season before ending its run. There’s no current release date for the final season of Jessica Jones, but it will mark the conclusion of a five-year run on Netflix for the far more adult side of Marvel’s output. Here’s Netflix’s statement to Deadline about the cancellations: “Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come. In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the […]

Police release Jussie Smollett attack suspects without charges

In the latest in a string of bizarre twists, police have released two Nigerian men from custody just hours after arresting them on suspicion that they were involved with the attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollet. “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet Friday night. The men — identified by TMZ as Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo — are brothers from Nigeria. At least one of them — Olabinjo — previously appeared as an extra on Empire. Police raided the brothers’ home on Thursday, where they found several bottles of bleach. Smollett initially told police that he was attacked by two men outside a Subway restaurant in Chicago during the early morning hours of January 29th. The 36-year-old actor, who is openly gay, described the assailants as white men wearing ski masks, who asked Smollett if he was “that f***ot Empire n*****?” before attacking him with a rope and bleach. As they fled the scene the men yelled, “This is MAGA country!” according to Smollett. Yesterday, police ruled out local media reports that Smollett staged the attack himself. Consequence […]

Madlib and Oh No Share Video for New Song “Big Whips”: Watch

Madlib and his younger brother, the rapper Oh No, have shared a new song called “Big Whips.” It arrives with a music video directed and edited by David James. Watch below (via Complex). “Big Whips” is set to appear on All City Records’ forthcoming Gangster Doodles Vol. 1 compilation—out March 1. Each track on the comp will come with an original drawing by Marlon Sassy aka Gangster Doodles. Along with Madlib and Oh No, the compilation features Quelle Chris, Kaytranada, Father, Chester Watson. Check out the album cover below. [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

Miranda Lambert dumps salad on woman in heated restaurant altercation

Some celebrities throw punches, others hurl expensive heels. For Miranda Lambert, her weapon of choice is… a fresh salad. The country music star was involved in a heated altercation this past Sunday that ended in Lambert dumping a salad on a woman’s lap. As TMZ reports, the incident took place at Stoney River Steakhouse in Nashville. It all began with an exchange about millennials between Lambert’s friend and older male customer. Their tense convo apparently escalated to the point that Lambert and the older male got into a screaming match with one another. The musician — who was described as being “in a fit” and actually needing to be held back — retaliated by targeting the man’s wife, who was also dining at the restaurant. Lambert reportedly walked over to the couple’s table, picked up the wife’s salad, and proceeded to dump the dish on her lap in front of everyone. That’s one way to get tableside service. Police eventually responded, but when they arrived Lambert and her friend were long gone. An official police report hasn’t been filed. TMZ obtained video footage of the salad-dumping aftermath, which can be seen below. There also photos over on TMZ’s website. [embedded […]