Do Richard Curtis Rom-Coms Exist in New Four Weddings?

The plot of writer-director summer romantic comedy The Beatles from the world. Only one person remembers their songs and their legacy, passing them off as his own in an attempt to become a music star. But if youve seen Yesterday, you know that its not only The Beatles that no longer exist. Some make sense: No Oasis, as their music certainly descends from the Fab Fours sound. (Though asked Curtis that very question. His response: Oh, well, thats very good. Im going to take that on now. If anyone else says what else has happened, I will say, Love Actually is out. I think the truth is we would have found another song that could have gone into the church …

Source Claims Lamar Odom’s New Relationship Is ‘Fake’ – Perez Hilton

Lam Lam, say it ain’t so! Lamar Odom Speaking to People about it this weekend, an insider close to the couple revealed: “They are not dating. There is nothing romantic going on with Sabrina and Lamar. It’s fake.” Wow! That’s pretty freakin’ direct and straightforward. The source isn’t exactly beating around the bush with that one, are they?! The revelation here comes as a big surprise, if true, because Lamar has been VERY public in pushing his relationship with the 32-year-old life coach, particularly through use of his Instagram account. Over the weekend, the 39-year-old athlete uploaded several sets of pics showing Parr in various workout poses, while openly expressing his appreciation for her — and even courting controversy for it along …

Why are thirtysomethings lonely? Because society doesnt value friendship | Arwa Mahdawi

Social media has been made the scapegoat for millennials reporting loneliness, but the cultural primacy in adulthood of career and family has much to answer for, writes Arwa Mahdawi Millennials arent just the poorest generation; they are also the loneliest. According to data from YouGov, while digital habits undoubtedly affect mental health, research hasnt provided conclusive answers regarding the relationship between the two. When it comes to loneliness, I have a feeling that the culprit isnt so much technology as the fact that many millennials are in their 30s, which is a natural time for friendship dynamics to change: people start focusing on advancing their careers and building families rather than socialising with pals. It feels as if we are …

Euphoria review so explicit it makes Skins look positively Victorian

Zendaya is astonishing as the self-destructive Rue in a teen sexndrugs drama that hides hidden depths behind the Instagram angst Few new series have achieved such notoriety with quite the same speed as Sky Atlantic), the teen-populated Skins look positively Victorian. This pilot episode serves as both a taste and a warning: if you can accept that it depicts its world with the flippancy of an Instagram scroll, then its rewards are vast, particularly in terms of its emotional depth. But early on it brims with pills, drink, apps, erect penises, loving sex, cruel sex and nude pics, ever present and lurking, but horrifyingly casual, as if they are an inexorable part of these particular fictional, middle-class, suburban teenagers existences. …

You Just Have A Lot Of Feelings: Weekend Horoscopes Aug. 2-4 Betches

Well fam, it’s officially August, and, therefore, an appropriate time to begin buying fall clothes, planning Halloween costumes, preparing for Thanksgiving, going Christmas shopping, and making your New Year’s resolutions. While this year has kind of flown by, rest assured that your weekend won’t. We’ve got planets and stars doing all kinds of wacky sh*t, but it looks like, after some messy Friday and Saturday experiences, Sunday will be sloooow and chill for the majority of us. Let’s dive in, shall we? The weekend is set up for success, Leo. Friday will be a professionally satisfying work day, so going out to slam a few glasses of celebratory wine are def in order. Saturday and Sunday offer a taste of …

The Best Bachelorette Recap Youll Ever Read: Men Are Still Trash Betches

Sponsored by SkinnyPop Welcome to night two of my personal hell The Bachelorette season finale! Last night, Hannah’s final two men, Tyler and a guy who really should have just gone on The Voice, met her parents and had their last one-on-one dates before proposal day. I think the high points for me was watching Tyler restore health and vitality to Hannah’s mother with one flash of his dimples, and then, in contrast, watching Hannah become physically ill at the thought of her forever with Jed. The low point was having to listen to Jed defend his dog food jingle as a strategic career move that all the “real artists” have to do at least once before making it big. …

WIRED Book of the Month: It Came From Something Awful

Any page of It Came From Something Awful would be the most shocking page of most books. Reading Dale Beran’s chronicle of 4chan, the anonymous imageboard where some of the internet’s worst scandals have been fomented, feels like scrolling through the forum itself. Each page turn sucks you ever deeper into chan culture, from emoticon cats telling you to “Please die” to harassment campaigns levied at adolescent girls to a man describing how he murdered his girlfriend. “Turns out it’s way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks in the movies,” that man said, alongside images of the woman’s dead body. Eventually, in Beran’s aggrandizing telling, 4chan’s crescendo of furious nihilism delivers President Trump to America. In 2017, …

Drake fans are emotional after release of ‘Care Package’ album

On Thursday night, Toronto-born rapper/singer Drake announced a new album that will likely appease his biggest fans. Care Package is a 17-track compilation of previously released B-sides and fan favorites that Canadian Teddy Pendergrass dropped between official releases. Interesting enough, the album is listed directly and only under the OVO (Octobers Very Own) label. Cash Money, Young Money, or Frozen Moments LLCall previously affiliated with Drakes outputare nowhere in sight, which couldbeits own signaling on Drakes future recording status. ChrisBrownTV/YouTube Some of our most important moments together available in one place, heexplained via Instagram post. The album allows fans to stream loosies on a single (legal) digital document, including Trust Issues, Jodeci Freestyle (feat. J. Cole), Paris Morton Music, and …

Hulu’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ remake is remarkably bad

Four Weddings and a FuneralCo-created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburtonwho worked together on Kalings Four Weddings and a Funeral feels more like the than its source material. A cringeworthy amount of modern pop culture references will surely age this series quickly. (A few minutes into the pilot, the characters have already referenced, , and .) But one of the most disappointing aspects of is how it further enables the clumsy woman in a rom-com narrative. You knowthat woman who is always dropping things on the ground, having wardrobe malfunctions, and generally being an awkward person. Game of ThronesunderWhether Kaling and Warburton are trying to parody or perpetuate rom-com tropes is unclear. Maya is a conundrum: a smart woman who …

Sunbathing topless should be a pleasure we can all enjoy | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Its sad that younger women are covering up on the beach for fear of harassment, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett According to sexual liberation movement. For me and other women growing up in a culture of British discomfort with all things bodily, these confident French women in Cannes or St Tropez seemed glamorous and worldly. A teenage obsession with French cinema helped me to discover the work of Franois Ozon; in come to seem change the rules in Malmo in 2009). After all, the chair of the citys sports and recreation committee wryly noted, many men have larger breasts than women. More recently, cultural and political movement is called during the recent heatwave after they were asked to cover …

Lena Dunham on Love Island: I’m asking the same question they do can you love after hurt?

When the writer and director arrived in Wales to shoot a new drama, she was nursing a broken heart and romantic ideas of British life. Then she discovered the reality soap opera… As I planned my summer in Wales, my head filled with visions of romance, I supposed Id do what the heroines of novels did when they crossed the pond for a new life: go to the shore to take the healing air. Meet a man and move into his stunning manor, possibly watched over by a sinister housemaid. Scurry through cobblestoned streets and into dusty bookshops, furtively pulling up the hood of my cloak. Go to a banquet and dance to piano music in a great hall. Taste …

The month’s best mixes: cosmic connections and oceanic electronics

ADAB brings Afrofuturism into the psychedelic mix, while Russell EL Butler taps into the African diaspora Neptunian Influence: ADAB When Tim Sweeney moved from Maryland to study at New York University in 1999, he signed up to host on the campus radio station, WNYU 89.1 FM. A largely solo affair in the early days, Sweeney spent his Tuesday evenings as Beats in Space, mixing live and talking to callers. When he started working for James Murphys DFA label, his star began to shine, tapping into the mid-00s punk-dance scene and honing his affable, downbeat charm. When he graduated in 2003, the show continued its now considered one of the longest running college radio shows in the US, and has featured …

Wheres the advice for men on how to propose? | Daisy Buchanan

Asking for a womans hand in marriage is traditional, but without guidelines too many men are coming a cropper, says columnist and features writer Daisy Buchanan The greatest curse of womanhood is also its biggest blessing. If youre a woman, its easy to find strong opinions and instructions that will inform you exactly how you are expected to conduct yourself during any given occasion. Plenty of the advice is useless, contradictory and mad, but if you want to live a peaceful, uneventful and rather dull life as a woman in the 21st century, you can get by if you use the following terms as broad instructions: Dont make a scene and midi dresses. Men, on the other hand hoo boy. …

When Epstein Was Cosmos Bachelor of the Month

Long before Jeffrey Epstein boasted of his billionaires-only client listDonald Trump, Prince Andrew, and amassing a collection of posh homes in Palm Beach, New York, Paris, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The personals ad, which included a photo of Epstein in a suit, portrayed him as a New York dynamo seeking a cute Texas girl. Financial strategist Jeffrey Epstein, 27, talks only to people who make over a million a year! the listing declared. If youre a cute Texas girl, write this New York dynamo at 55 Water St., 49th floor, N.Y.C. 10041. Its unclear if anyone met Epstein through the Cosmopolitan writeup. Media representatives for the magazine didnt return messages left by The Daily Beast. One month after Epsteins …

Angry Orchard ‘Extremely Embarrassed’ Over Customer’s Complaint Of Racial Profiling

proposing to his girlfriend in what was supposed to be a romantic moment was stopped repeatedly while trying to pop the question by white racially profiling the black couple, according to the bride-to-be. Facebook post, Cathy-Marie Hamlet detailed the couple’s experience with six friends Sunday at “My boyfriend walked me out to an empty table on the lawn, and before we could sit down, a young lady from security approached us and said to him, ‘I’m sorry sir, but I have to check you back pocket. I was told that you stole a T-shirt from from the gift store,’” she wrote. “My boyfriend then emptied all of his pockets, while still trying to keep the ring box hidden from my …

Punk and politics collide on Mercury list

Listen to a playlist of the nominees on BBC Sounds Wolf Alice win the 2018 Mercury Prize They’ve championed several guitar bands on a strong, urgent shortlist – from Dublin punk newcomers Fontaines DC to festival headliners Foals; while British rap is represented by Little Simz, Dave and BBC Sound of 2019 runner-up slowthai. Meanwhile singer-songwriter Anna Calvi, whose album Hunter interrogates the constrictions of gender stereotypes, has now been shortlisted for each of her first three albums, equalling a record set by Coldplay. And The 1975 could become the first band since Arctic Monkeys in 2007 to win the Mercury Prize and be named best album at the Brit Awards. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMercury …