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Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa Join Marvel Cinematic Universe in This Hilarious Spider-Man Parody

Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa Join Marvel Cinematic Universe in This Hilarious Spider-Man Parody

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Ryan Seacrest is no stranger to taking on new jobs, but Spider-Man?

In this exclusive sneak peek at Live with Kelly and Ryan’s After Oscar Show, the multi-hyphenate host steps in into the Spidey suit, and he’s already taking ownership of the role!

While hanging upside down in a scene with Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, he introduces himself as ‘Ryan Seacrest here, your fourth friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.’ Following in the footsteps of ,  and.

He already understands the assignment.

When a crew member refers to the Spider-Man mask as the ‘head,’ Seacrest confirms, ‘We refer to it, in the Spider universe, as the head, not the hat. Tobey and Andrew would not be happy.’

Not to be outdone, co-host makes an appearance to confront Doctor Strange, played by.

‘Keep it classy, Doctor Strange,’ she says. ‘It’s the f–king Oscars.’

Finally, somebody standing up for the history and importance of the Academy Awards! We see you, Kelly.

Tom, Andrew, Tobey and…Ryan? is no stranger to taking on new jobs, but ? In this exclusive sneak peek at Live with Kelly and Ryan’s After Oscar Show, the multi-hyphenate host steps in into the Spidey suit, and he’s already taking ownership of the role! While hanging upside down in a scene with Alfred Molina’s…



The 25 Best ‘Toonami’ Shows of All Time

The 25 Best ‘Toonami’ Shows of All Time

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Toonami, let’s look at the 25 best shows to be part of the action block’s regular lineup.

It’s impossible to tell the story of action cartoons in the US without mentioning Toonami. Launched in 1997, the programming block introduced multiple generations to giant robots, energy blasts, and a kaleidoscopic array of indelible characters on its way to pantheon status for American geekdom.

The outset of its run — which was initially hosted by Space Ghost Villain Moltar — began with shows like Thundercats, Cartoon Roulette, Voltron, and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest. A year later, the block added Sailor Moon and an under-the-radar show called Dragon Ball Z into the lineup. While DBZ had been a massive hit in Japan, the series — the English dub for which originally premiered on UPN in 1996  — had yet to establish a strong foothold in the US. By 1999, it was arguably the most popular show on Cartoon Network. 

In subsequent years, which saw a robot by the name of TOM (Toonami Operations Module) take over hosting duties, Toonami would continue leading an influx of Anime into the US, introducing its audience to additional shows like Mobile Suit: Gundam Wing, Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto and countless others. Additionally, the block also made space for established American  shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and The Powerpuff Girls.

Due to decreased ratings, Toonami ended its initial run in March 2008, but four years later, at the insistence of fans, it returned, and it’s been maintaining ever since. 

Today, in celebration of Toonami’s 25th anniversary, it’s time to look at the 25 best shows to be part of the action block’s regular lineup. Peep the list below.



25. Inuyasha/Inuyasha: The Final Act (2012)

The story of Kagome and Inuyasha’s quest to collect some mystical jewel shards and defeat Naraku definitely got repetitive, but, with its blend of romance and inventive action, Inuyasha is a legendary anime.

24. Mobile Suit Gundam (2001)

Like most other Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam combines a sophisticated political plot with epic mecha action. 

23. Samurai Jack (2014)

Originally introduced in 2001, Samurai Jack is the story of a time-traveling warrior who fights to destroy a near-omnipresent monster. Created and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the show makes the most of silence and lets its gorgeous visuals, extravagant worlds, and kick-ass action tell a story of vengeance, and helped it secure a spot in the pantheon of great Cartoon Network original shows. 

22. Sailor Moon (1997)

For a lot of people, Sailor Moon was a gateway drug to anime fandom. The show centers on a group of super powered teenage girls with alter-egos that correspond to planets in the Earth’s solar system. There’s action, there’s romance, and a lot of corniness — a combo that makes this one as iconic as they come. 



21. Rurouni Kenshin (2003)

Rurouni Kenshin follows the exploits of a legendary assassin who attempts to save an innocent bystander after swearing an oath against killing. Although it gets hampered by filler, few TV series could match Rurouni Kenshin’s blend of history, stylized violence, and characterization.

20. The Powerpuff Girls (1999)

A legendary Cartoon Network original, The Powerpuff Girls focused on three homemade superheroes who fight to protect their city while balancing typical elementary school stuff like homework. Sugar, spice, and sharp pop culture humor helped make the show a refreshing change of pace amid one-note action cartoons of the era. 

19. FLCL (2013)

Gorgeous artwork, an inventive plot, and carefully considered characterization make FLCL one of Toonami’s most memorable TV series.

18. Batman Beyond (2001)

Taking place more than 20 years after health issues forced Bruce Wayne to retire from life as Batman, Batman Beyond follows the adventures of Terry McGinnis, a 17-year-old who’s just become the new Dark Knight. Dynamic world-building, an inventive premise, and a surprisingly memorable new rogues gallery helped make this WB original one of the best superhero cartoons of its era — and a Toonami classic. 

17. Superman: The Animated Series (2000)

Following in the footsteps of Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series merged complex themes with high-level action and multi-layered plots for a stylish update to the Man of Steel mythos.



16. One Piece (2005)

Pairing colorful adventure with impeccable action, One Piece revolves around Monkey D. Luffy as he hits the open seas in an attempt to become the king of the pirates.  A sub-par 4Kids dub made some US fans less than enthused when it first hit Toonami back in 2005, but in general, One Piece is one of the most popular anime ever, and it’s definitely a dope watch. 

15. Bleach (2006)

Ichigo Kurosaki is more or less your typical 15-year-old when he’s charged with mystical spiritual abilities and the responsibility of protecting souls while fighting against lost ones. Filled with high-stakes drama, humor, wholesome characters, and intricate battles, Bleach is one of the best anime to pop up on Toonami. 

14. Samurai Champloo (2016)

Shinichiro Watanabe broke a lot of ground when he directed the genre-fusing space western Cowboy Bebop in 1998, but his follow up show, Samurai Champloo, was also pretty dope. This one follows the exploits of two powerful lone wolf swordsmen who lose a coin toss and are forced to accompany a girl on a mission to find her father. Whereas Bebop was infused with jazz and blues, Champloo was laced with lo-fi hip-hop and countless other references to rap culture. 

13. Mobile Suit: Gundam Wing (2000)

Mobile Suit: Gundam Wing follows the journey of five teenage freedom fighters who pilot special robots called Gundams in order to free space colonies from oppressive rule. Blending a smart political plot with epic Mecha action, Gundam Wing became one of the most popular Cartoon Network shows shortly after its premiere in 2000. 

12. Hunter x Hunter (2016)

Yoshiro Togashi set a high standard for himself when he created Yu Yu Hakusho, but all things considered Hunter x Hunter might actually be his best creation. The series follows a young boy named Gon Freecss, who becomes a Hunter — a martial artist/explorer tasked with hunting rare creatures and treasures across the globe — in order to locate his father. With intricate world building and a more unpredictable plot that doesn’t go into autopilot martial arts tournament mode, Hunter x Hunter has almost all of Hakusho’s strengths and none of the weaknesses. 



11. One-Punch Man (2016)

One-Punch Man explores the adventures of Saitama, a self-made superhero who became an indestructible and unstoppable crime fighting force after doing a little running and basic calisthenics for a few years. Equal parts shonen satire and superhero epic, the series pokes fun at various anime tropes while providing the high-stakes action and emotional thrills of your stories. 

10. Astro Boy (2004)

This OG revamp brought one of Japan’s most legendary manga characters back to life in electric fashion. The series explores the life of Atom, a super-powered, yet borderline human robot who strives to feel human while saving the day. His cheer demeanor and nigh-unlimited strength helped set the archetype for future shonen characters to follow

9. Justice League/Justice League Unlimited (2003)

Building off everything that made the Batman and Superman animated series work so well, Justice League and its sequel series, Justice League Unlimited, meshed iconic characters with storylines that kids and adults could appreciate. 

8. My Hero Academia (2018)

My Hero Academia takes the best qualities of shonen without much of their pitfalls. It’s got the big, flashy explosions and gratifying power-ups of a DBZ, but like Naruto, its fights and the abilities of the characters are multidimensional enough that the biggest gun doesn’t always win, and minor characters aren’t rendered footnotes. 



7. Naruto/Naruto Shippuden (2005)

Picking up where shows like Dragon Ball Z and Yu Yu Hakusho left off, Naruto is an apex shonen anime. The series unfolds in a universe where ninjas are deployed like soldiers, and a kid named Naruto Uzumaki ventures to become its greatest warriors. With a deft blend of flashy explosions and dynamic fight strategies, it avoided the monotony of Dragon Ball Z while proving even more character development. 

6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2012)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follows the story of two brothers whose lives are irreversibly altered after trying to use alchemy to resurrect their mother. What ensues is an adventure laced with smart plot points, inventive powers, and emotional storytelling. 

5. Yu Yu Hakusho (2003)

Fourteen-year-old Yusuke Urameshi goes from delinquent to savior in Yu Yu Hakusho, a supernatural martial arts anime filled with lovable characters and intense action. If Dragon Ball Z was the first anime you ever watched, Yu Yu Hakusho’s dynamic fight scenes and epic tournament setups pulled you in from the jump. Its well-developed character arcs kept you there. 

4. Attack on Titan (2014)

In a few words, Attack on Titan is it. The show follows Eren Jaeger and other soldiers who struggle against a race of gigantic, human-eating monsters who’ve roamed the land for over 100 years. As mesmerizing as it is gruesome, Attack on Titan combines intricate action with terror and themes of hopelessness and politics for one of the most gripping stories in recent memory. 

3. Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball (1998)

Is there a more iconic anime than Dragon Ball Z? Between the super saiyans, the kamehamehas, the yelling and the get stronger for the sake of getting stronger aphorisms, the show is arguably responsible for most of the shonen cliches we know today. It doesn’t take a lengthy look at Naruto or Monkey D. Luffy to compare their steely determination and latent, inexhaustible powers to Goku. Any superpower level up that’s triggered by emotional turmoil probably owes a debt to a certain saiyan legend. 



2. Batman: The Animated Series (1997)

Taking stylistic cues from Tim Burton’s seminal 1989 film, Batman, Batman: The Animated Series was perhaps the darkest animated superhero TV series the world had ever seen when it debuted in 1992. This Batman series, one set in a 1940s-esque world that’s still got computers and other trappings of ’90s life, traded in a lot of camp for shadowy artwork and even darker storylines, reimagining the boundaries of comic book cartoons in the process. You’ve also got to give it credit for launching the DC Animated Universe, which includes Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and more. 

1. Cowboy Bebop (2001)

Merging stylish neo-noir storytelling and cyberpunk aesthetics with jazz and stories that ranged from mischievous chance adventures to character-defining struggles, Cowboy Bebop is a genre-defining, shapeshifting space odyssey. Upon its release in the US, it helped introduce a new generation of fans to anime. Pretty good first impression. 

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HBO Max & Discovery+ Set To Combine Into One Streaming Service Following WarnerMedia & Discovery Merger

HBO Max & Discovery+ Set To Combine Into One Streaming Service Following WarnerMedia & Discovery Merger

#X-Members, if your streaming service accounts are piling up and you’re thinking about letting some of them go—HBO Max and Discovery+ just made things a little bit easier. It was recently confirmed as part of the previously announced merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery, that both HBO Max and Discovery+ will officially combine into one massive streaming service.

@Variety reports, following its game-changing merger with Discovery set to be finalized soon, AT&T’s WarnerMedia has formally confirmed plans to combine its current streaming service Discovery+ and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max into one service—instead of two separate media platforms. Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels stated that before the two services are combined, they will first be integrated into a form of bundling as the financial returns of the new merger dictate the best (and most efficient way) to merge the two platforms to ensure success.



For a bit of breakdown, HBO Max is currently priced at $9.99 for a monthly subscription with ads and $14.99 without ads, resulting in HBO and HBO Max having a global subscription total of 73.8 million. Meanwhile, Discovery+ is $4.99 per month with ads and $6.99 without ads and a count of 22 million subscribers worldwide. Speaking about the streaming shake-up and his expectations for the outcome, Wiedenfels said “The combination could not make more sense than what we’re doing here. We have HBO Max, with a more premium, male-skewing positioning, and then you’ve got the female-positioning on the Discovery side. You’ve got the daily engagement that people enjoy with Discovery content versus sort of the event-driven nature of the HBO Max content. Take that together, I have no doubt that we will be creating one of the most complete, sort of four quadrant, old-young-male-female products out there.”


Wiedenfel also confirmed that the $43 billion Discovery/WarnerMedia deal is officially on track to close in the second quarter (for an expected date between April 11th through April 28th) following the recent approval earlier this month from Discovery shareholders. He also stated that once the combining of HBO Max and Discovery+ is complete, users can anticipate “some very nice marketing synergy right out of the gate.”

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How I Met Your Father Saved Its Biggest HIMYM Cameo For the Finale

How I Met Your Father Saved Its Biggest HIMYM Cameo For the Finale

In season one’s conclusion, Hilary Duff’s Sophie is visited by a special guest from the original series.

This post contains spoilers for How I Met Your Father.

We’ve known from the start that How I Met Your Father and its CBS predecessor How I Met Your Mother take place in the same universe. But the biggest nod to the original series came in the first season finale of Hulu’s continuation, which featured a season finale cameo from Cobie Smulders. She reprised her role as Robin Scherbatsky to have an unexpected heart-to-heart with Hilary Duff’s Sophie about—what else—their twisty love lives.

The storyline began with a heartbreaking turn of events for Sophie and her will-they-won’t-they love interest Jesse (Chris Lowell), who accidentally declared his love for her in his sleep. Hearing this, Sophie flees to MacLaren’s, the oft-visited bar from HIMYM. (Coincidentally, Jesse lives above this establishment, in an apartment once occupied by Josh Radnor’s Ted and Jason Segel’s Marshall.)

As Sophie saddles up to the bar, Robin appears and reflects on her own turbulent relationship with Ted, who also proclaimed his love on their very first date. “Do not waste your time being scared, Sophie,” Robin advises. “Fear can make you run away from things that could be good. Great, even. Things that are supposed to be a part of your story. So, really think about it. What did Jesse do wrong other than say everything you ever wanted a guy to say, just faster than you expected? Sophie, I have been married, I’ve been single, I’ve been everything in between. And the only decisions I regret making are the ones I made out of fear.”



Sophie heeds Robin’s advice, but not before Jesse has seemingly reconciled with his ex Meredith (Leighton Meester). “If I’ve learned anything at all about love, it’s that timing is everything. Sometimes, timing is a bitch,” Robin says when Sophie returns to the bar, defeated. “You’re going to be okay. I’ll meet future you back here in 20 years for a drink just to make sure.” Then she’s off for dinner with fellow TV anchors Savannah Guthrie and Katie Couric.

“We just loved the idea of Sophie getting to talk to Robin and Robin getting to impart some wisdom to her about love and about life and about timing,” series co-creator Elizabeth Berger told Deadline. “Obviously, in the original, we got to see Robin go through so many chapters of her own and so many ups and downs, and it felt really organic to the story we were telling to bring her back and have her speak on those things.” So the door is now open for more cameos in HIMYF’s supersized second season.



By finale’s end, the show’s remaining characters are a romantic mixed bag. Valentina (Francia Raisa) and Charlie (Tom Ainsley) part ways when they disagree about whether they should have kids. Ellen (Tien Tran) ends things on a high note with both a new job and romantic prospect. Meanwhile, Sid (Suraj Sharma) and Hannah (Ashley Reyes) push their relationship’s logistical hurdles aside to spontaneously (disastrously?) wed.

Then there’s the matter of Sophie and Ian (Daniel Augustin), the biologist she romanced in the season’s first episode. He’s re-introduced to the fold when HIMYM’s George “The Captain” Van Smoot (Kyle MacLachlan) is revealed to have professional ties with him. In the episode’s final moments, Ian has returned from work in Australia to Sophie’s exhibition, seemingly eager for another chance.



Trending X-News Today: Samantha Ruth Prabhu can’t wait to celebrate Alia Bhatt’s achievements; RRR to get massive boost at box office and more

Trending South News Today: Samantha Ruth Prabhu can’t wait to celebrate Alia Bhatt’s achievements; RRR to get massive boost at box office and more


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The world of entertainment has been very exciting today and we bring you a wrap of all the trending South news of the day. From Samantha Ruth Prabhu‘s special birthday wish to Alia Bhatt leaving fans excited about their collaboration to SS Rajamouli’s RRR eyeing on a massive boost at the box office, here’s a look at the top trending south news today.

Is Samantha Ruth Prabhu collaborating with Alia Bhatt? Oo Antava star’s birthday wish for Brahmastra actress leaves fans excited

Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s special birthday wish to Alia Bhatt has now sparked speculations of her possible collaboration with the Brahmastra actress. Read the full story here.

RRR: Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt starrer to get a massive box office boost due to THIS reason



RRR starring Jr NTR, Ram Chara, Alia Bhatt and others will reportedly benefit thanks to a decision of the Andhra Pradesh government. We tell you how. Read the full story here.

Hrishikesh joins the sets of Prabhu Deva‘s ‘Rekla’

Actor Hrishikesh, who is the brother-in-law of actor Dhanush, on Tuesday joined the sets of director Anbu’s upcoming action entertainer ‘Rekla’, featuring Prabhu Deva. Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, actor Hrishikesh said, “Onto the next !! Joined the sets of ‘Rekla’. Mighty thrilled to be sharing screen space with Prabhu Deva master! GAME ON !” Director Anbu, for his part tweeted, “Welcome brother”. Rekla, which is produced by S Ambeth Kumar of Olympia Movies, is Prabhu Deva’s 58th film. The film, which will have music by Ghibran, has Vani Bhojan playing the female lead. Apart from Prabhu Deva, Vani Bhojan and Hrishikesh, the film will also feature a host of actors including Robo Shankar.

Did Prabhas pull out of Maruthi’s movie?



For a couple of days now, a few Telugu-based social media handles have been posting that Prabhas is not going to be a part of Maruthi’s much-anticipated venture. Rumours about Prabhas’s next movie with Maruthi caused much confusion between the fans, earlier on Monday. But, it is confirmed that Prabhas has not taken any decision regarding his withdrawal from the project. He will soon start prepping up for the movie under director Maruthi, which is reported to be a full-run comedy entertainer.

Balakrishna, Mahesh Babu team up for Rajamouli’s next film

Nandamuri Balakrishna, who enthralled the Telugu TV audience with his perky hosting on ‘Unstoppable: With NBK’, is rumoured to be a part of S.S. Rajamouli’s upcoming big-ticket project. Rajamouli’s next, which will feature superstar Mahesh Babu as the main lead, will apparently have Balakrishna in an extended cameo. While the other details are not mentioned, it is said that Balakrishna will have a screen-time of nearly 40 minutes in this yet-to-be-announced movie. While there is no formal confirmation on the same, Balakrishna and Mahesh Babu’s fans have been excited for the makers to make this news official.

Rajamouli kept inquiring about well-being of his ‘RRR’ crew in Ukraine

S.S. Rajamouli, who is ready to witness the release of his mammoth project ‘RRR’, has said that he is worried about his crew who worked on the ‘RRR’ shoot in Ukraine. “We were there to shoot some important scenes for ‘RRR’. It is a beautiful country and at the time of the shoot, I had no idea about these issues. Only after I came back, did I now understand the seriousness,” Rajamouli answered. “I kept on inquiring about the well-being of the people who had worked for ‘RRR’ while we shot there in Ukraine. Some of them are fine, and some, I need to still get in touch with,” the ‘Simhadri’ director said.



The Gritty Reboot of Gen X’s Nuclear Nightmares

The Gritty Reboot of Gen X’s Nuclear Nightmares

I don’t remember the nightmares exactly, but I remember that after I had them I would walk next door to my parents’ room and stand at the footboard of their bed. It was this raised Formica cabinet, three or four feet off the ground, the kind of thing you probably would have not seen built before or after the first half of the 1980s. I would belly up to it like a bar, ordering a tall glass of please make this stop. I was eight or nine, but it’s also possible I was 12; this could easily be clarified by Googling the release date of the movie that was responsible for a lot of these nightmares, but I don’t want to. I don’t want to see the title or the poster or a screengrab; I don’t want even a glimpse of the YouTube link to the TV commercial for it that I probably saw while just trying to enjoy a nice episode of Mork & Mindy; I don’t want any fresh detail to join the musty, unreliable ones permanently embedded in what counts for my brain.



I never actually watched the movie that scared the shit out of me then and that apparently is not done scaring the shit out of me an upsetting number of decades later. The fear is less about this network made-for-TV movie itself than the moment and environment that made its subject matter—the worldwide effects of total and complete nuclear annihilation—ripe for a network made-for-TV movie. (I know what the name of it is, but I don’t feel like typing it and having the words stare back at me.)

My most concrete memory is a photo from the top corner of a Time magazine cover—the actor Jason Robards with long, white, crazy hair, ostensibly radiation-poisoned, standing atop rubble. I almost certainly read the article inside the issue, which is why I also retain some details about the plot. Robards’s character lived in Lawrence, Kansas, and the movie’s underlying message was that if you thought you were getting off easy from this shit because you lived somewhere like Lawrence, Kansas, you were sorely mistaken. I want to say Steve Guttenberg was in it too, but I am not going to check. I refuse to be brought low by an IMDb page.

This was merely the peak of a long period where global nuclear annihilation was widely thought of as being one diplomatic crisis away. Or maybe it wasn’t even the peak—I was not alive during the Cuban Missile Crisis, when this threat became real and immediate. I did not grow up ducking and covering under my school desk to hide from a mushroom cloud over the playground out the window. But the message was made clear to us all: This could happen, and it could happen tomorrow, and you would be fuuuuuucked. Oh, and your shadow would be burned into the ground somehow after you were vaporized. But the only thing worse than dying in a nuclear holocaust would be not dying in it and having to contend with its hellscape aftermath. Anyway, sleep tight.



I was not scarred by this, or so I had thought. I have not spent all my ensuing years thinking about it; the fear faded, as much standard-issue childhood trauma does, as the circumstances surrounding it do. But now that those circumstances have risen anew and the idea of the entire world being violently vaporized is a distinct possibility being openly discussed like the weather, the degree to which these feelings have returned has been shocking. The memories have not evolved; they have not matured with me or been tempered by earned wisdom. I am now a middle-aged man standing at the foot of a bed that no longer exists, desperate for comfort that no one can give me.

But while the fear is not new, the accompanying shame and overwhelming feeling of infantilization are. You’re supposed to be scared of scary things as a little kid—it’s part of the job description—and we were meant to be scared of Russia specifically. Maybe the fact that it all seems due to the whims of one person makes it feel that much harder to reconcile.

Cowering in the safety of one’s bed as an adult, battling sleep while lit only by a phone screen showing images of real destruction and atrocity happening in Ukraine in real time, feels palpable and embarrassing. These are stories of bravery in the face of unimaginable trauma, of individual valor and defiance in the face of institutional, imperial terror, images of death and destruction inflicted upon innocent families. You want to believe that you would find this courage and tenacity in yourself if faced with such horror, that you would do anything and pay any price to protect your family, your home, your people. But you apparently are also functionally crippled by the mere thought of Jason Robards’s hair.

There is obvious survivor’s guilt in this kind of cowardice, and also a narcissism in even reading these stories and seeing these images and filtering them through your own experience and agenda. It should be enough to empathize and to think of ways to be helpful without doing the math on what the carnage means to you personally. The alternative is hoping that the unchecked death and destruction remain limited to millions of undeserving people in one faraway country, which does not feel like whatever the person who invented the word hope had in mind.

The gritty reboot of nuclear paranoia has become easy group-text fodder for neurotics of a certain age, like being happy for Bob Odenkirk. People who did not grow up under the specter of the Cold War and who did not regularly have terms like “mutually assured destruction” hammered-and-sickled into their consciousness are no less cognizant of the current threat, but those worries may not necessarily feel familiar. Triggered is the word I am dancing around.

The spiritually evolved position, I guess, is to understand that this is a situation I cannot control, no matter how much I try to, or try not to, envision it. Donating, protesting, learning about mutual aid programs—these are real and actionable ways of not only helping the people in the world who need it most, but feeling less helpless and impotent yourself. Be with the people who are important to you, spend your time in ways that feel fulfilling, and try to rid yourself of the things in your life that are not that.


But when it comes to the escalation that could lead to showers of ICBMs, there really does seem precious little an individual can do to exact change. Nothing will really equalize us all like that button being pushed, save for those forward-thinking billionaires who have already decamped to their tricked-out New Zealand bunkers. Dying horribly, and hopefully instantly, within minutes of the action is the last thing left that can’t really be argued about or reasoned with. Until then, the choice seems to be: Think about it or do not think about it. People who do the latter are likely to have an easier time.

My solution when I was younger was to read more, to learn more about the things that worried me most as a means of feeling some semblance of control. I understood missile trajectories and likely targets, tried to calculate what the fallout would be around my house if Times Square were a primary target. I was a hypochondriac who read about the conditions I imagined myself to be suffering from in order to debunk them, only to accidentally skip to the wrong page and find something entirely new to be upset about.

This has certainly been my coping mechanism throughout COVID. The hours and days I spent poring over jargony epidemiology threads, analyzing the relative efficacies of various vaccination combinations, and trying to calculate the risk probability of every activity my family undertook for two years seemed pretty wasted once we all just caught it anyway. It would be nice to have that time back, although I’m not sure what I would have done with it anyway.

For a generation shaped by the threat of annihilation and The Day After, Vladimir Putin’s threats have awakened fears we thought were long gone.



Oscars 2022 Presenters Include: Lady Gaga, Simu Liu, Zoë Kravitz, and More

Oscars 2022 Presenters Include: Lady Gaga, Simu Liu, Zoë Kravitz, and More

With the 2022 Academy Awards fast approaching, another set of presenters have been announced. Ruth E. Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek and Uma Thurman will present at the 94th Oscars. Previously announced presenters include Lady Gaga, Kevin Costner, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock and Yuh-Jung Youn.

The 94th Academy Awards on March 27 will feature three hosts and a slew of A-list talent, including the recently announced Sean “Diddy” Combs and Shawn Mendes.



On Tuesday, Academy Awards ceremony producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced additional names set to serve as presenters for the upcoming 94th annual ceremony on Sunday, March 27.

Those include star of the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid Halle Bailey, plus Samuel L. Jackson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Previously announced Oscars presenters include Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter, Kevin Costner, Anthony Hopkins (last year’s Best Actor winner), Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta and Yuh-Jung Youn (last year’s Best Supporting Actress winner), with more to come.



Will Smith And Michael B. Jordan To Star In ‘I Am Legend’ Sequel

This will be whenever the two will first cooperate.

With the accomplishment of the double cross Oscar-nominated King Richard movie and the fundamentally acclaimed Bel-Air series on Peacock, one could feel that entertainer turned-maker Will Smith would dial back.

Concurring to Deadline, the West Philadelphia/Wynnefield local is equipping to film another creation – one that fans have been asking more than 10 years for.

The exchange expresses that Warner Bros. studios are putting insane into the new I Am Legend film, blending the first’s lead entertainer with Michael B. Jordan, one of the most famous celebrities of his age.



Smith made a cool bother on Instagram. He posted via web-based media an image from the genuine film. Snazzy Jeff jumped in the remarks and said, “Pause… WHAT?????”

The two are causing film history as this will to be whenever the blockbuster-first absolute necessities have cooperated on a film. Assuming their previous tasks, that consolidated have netted $12.3 billion around the world, this impending collab will be a certain success for the studio.

Particularly since the first film opened to an astounding $77.2 million its first end of the week and later hit $256.4 million locally.

The worldwide gross for I Am Legend tallied in at more than a large portion of a billion ($585.4 million).

Both Smith (Westbrook Studios) and Jordan (Outliers Society) will be makers. James Lassiter will fill in as the leader maker.




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