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Matthew McConaughey Once Saved His Family From A Ram

Matthew McConaughey is known to perform a few daring stunts in the movies. Perhaps his most daring stunt, however, didn’t occur while cameras were rolling. In fact, it was a moment so crazy, it’s hard to believe it’s true. During his most recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the actor was promoting his upcoming ’80s crime drama flick White Boy Rick, McConaughey talked about the time he saved his family and dog from an attacking ram, which was endangering his loved ones. And it involves a quick handoff of the dog and baby to his wife. Here’s how Mr. McConaughey explained this terrifying ram ordeal.

As you can see in the late night talk show clip, the topic came up when Matthew McConaughey played a game of True Confessions with The Roots’ Tarik Trotter, with Jimmy Fallon serving as the moderator between the two. The first confession of the evening was that McConaughey was charged by a mountain ram and he found himself at the edge of the Grand Canyon, where he needed to throw his dog and his six-month-old baby 15 feet up in the air in order to save him by the attacking animal. The Oscar winner also claimed this incident all went down on his birthday. It’s a truly wild occurrence. While Fallon believed it to be true, Trotter appeared to be skeptical about the story’s authenticity. Sure enough, however, McConaughey told the truth.

Matthew McConaughey doesn’t live a dull life, that much can be said for certain. Apparently, the McConaughey family were having a picnic in the Grand Canyon and that’s when they first made contact with the wild animal. The dog was apparently causing the other animal to be agitated, and the actor was able to get his pet and his child to safety before he found a way to make a daring escape. In order to get the ram away from the family, McConaughey claimed he needed to channel his inner actor and “go Yoda,” playing mind tricks on the animal to get him away from the fearful family. Apparently, the ram felt that the family was imposing on his territory, and once the animal felt that McConaughey wasn’t planning to stay, he let him be.

Check out The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon clip with Matthew McConaughey below.

Sometimes, the truth is stranger than fiction. Meanwhile, speaking of true stories, White Boy Rick enters theaters this weekend.

The Nintendo Switch Online Service Launches Next Week

At this point, we’ve already got a pretty good idea of what the Switch Online service will be all about. For starters, it’s similar to programs like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold though, since its features aren’t as robust, it won’t cost nearly as much. The main feature you’ll want to be aware of is access to online gaming. Available free of charge up to this point, if you want to go online with games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 or the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you’ll need to fork over an annual subscription. That’ll set you back $3.99 a month, $7.99 for three months, or $19.99 for a year. There’s also going to be a family plan that lets you pay for several subscriptions at once for $35. Either way, you’ll get to try it out for seven days before committing to payment.

How Riverdale Is Working Musical Numbers Into Season 3

At the end of Season 2, Veronica found a basement at Pop’s, which she planned to make into a bar. This speakeasy will be used to showcase musical talent, therefore giving a logical reason for Archie, Veronica, Josie, and the rest of the cast to sing their hearts out whenever the script calls for it. So don’t worry, the Riverdale Season 3 soundtrack will still happen.

Jessie James Decker Doesn’t Care What Critics Think About Her Drinking While Breastfeeding

Singer, designer, reality TV star, and mother of three Jessie James Decker caused a stir last month when she posted an Instagram photo of herself sipping on a glass of wine while breastfeeding her youngest child. Critics flooded her comments section with statements like, “Why are you drinking while feeding your child? Disgusting.” Another person wrote, “Drinking alcohol & nursing ur baby. Real smart.”

But given the ‘gram’s DGAF caption—”Cheers bitches”—Decker may have suspected there’d be critics before she even posted the photo. Either way, she’s standing by her choice now. “I have three children. I know what I’m doing now. And it’s totally OK to toast to a celebration and have a drink while you’re breastfeeding,” she told US Weekly in a recent interview. “After three children I’ve learned about what things to worry about and what things not to worry about and a sip of wine isn’t one of them!”

Still, it’s worth noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, per its website, “Not drinking alcohol is the safest option for breastfeeding mothers.” Although, “Generally, moderate alcohol consumption by a breastfeeding mother (up to 1 standard drink per day) is not known to be harmful to the infant, especially if the mother waits at least 2 hours after a single drink before nursing.”

“However,” the post continues, “exposure to alcohol above moderate levels through breast milk could be damaging to an infant’s development, growth, and sleep patterns. Alcohol consumption above moderate levels may also impair a mother’s judgment and ability to safely care for her child. Drinking alcoholic beverages is not an indication to stop breastfeeding; however, consuming more than one drink per day is not recommended.”

While the issue is divisive for sure, some moms did defend Decker and urged naysayers to steer clear of mommy shaming. “Got to love these mommy haters. They so ‘disgusted’ with your posts yet they still follow you and use their time and energy to comment,” one person wrote. Another encouraged Decker, writing, “From one breastfeeding mama to another, you do you!” Sounds like that’s exactly Decker’s plan.

Related: See Jessie James Decker’s Vintage Sports-Themed Nursery

The Last Remnant Is Finally Coming To PlayStation

Way back in 2008 Square Enix released a highly anticipated 3D JRPG called The Last Remnant. It was one of the games considered to be a next-generation title for the then seventh generation of home console gaming. This was also during the time when Microsoft was heavily courting Japanese game development studios and publishers in order to make games for the Xbox 360. The Last Remnant was one of those games, alongside other cult classics such as Lost Odyssey and Mistwalker StudiosBlue Dragon. Many JRPG fans were disappointed to find out that games like The Last Remnant were not available on the PS3, and after some begging and pleading gamers managed to get Square Enix to announce the game for the PS3 but it never came out. Recently Square Enix finally decided to follow through with the initial announcement from nearly a decade ago, and release The Last Remnant on a PlayStation console for the very first time.

The ‘M’ rated The Last Remnant finally received its first ever PS4 trailer, featuring half-a-minute’s worth of content. It’s more of a teaser trailer than anything, simply revealing that for the very first time ever PlayStation only gamers will be able to play through the role-playing title starting December 6th, later this year. The trailer doesn’t showcase any actual gameplay and we have no idea how it will actually run on Sony’s system, but that hasn’t stopped fans from getting excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

One thing that Square does mention is that this is slightly closer to a remake than a remaster or a re-release. You see, the game is being refitted to run on the Unreal Engine 4. Back in 2008 when it first released it was running on an unstable version of the Unreal Engine 3, causing the game to suffer from performance issues and LOD streaming glitches. These were very common issues for that build of the Unreal Engine, affecting other projects like Too Human.

Moving the game over to the Unreal Engine 4 also comes with added graphical upgrades and HD overhauls. So the game should look and run a lot better than it did when it first released a decade ago.

Given that this was just a teaser trailer, we have no idea what other changes or upgrades are taking place, but considering that it’s several months out from release, I suspect Square will take its time in pumping out the info and getting gamers geeked for the upcoming re-release.

Obviously, this sent some fans into a tizzy and they have been requesting for Square to also re-release Lost Odyssey as a remake or remastered edition as well.

I’m pretty sure Square will monitor the sales and reception of The Last Remnant and depending on how well it does will determine if more games will also get the remaster treatment.

Why Dolph Lundgren Almost Didn’t Return For Creed 2

Although the main Rocky film series wrapped up in 2006 with Rocky Balboa (thankfully sparing us from more years of looking at Rocky V as the final chapter), the mythology is still expanding with the Creed movies. This fall, Creed 2 will establish even closer ties with the Rocky saga when Michael B. Jordan‘s Adonis Creed crosses paths with Ivan Drago, the man who killed his father in Rocky IV, and his son, Viktor. Lundgren is returning to step in Ivan Drago’s shoes again for Creed 2, but the actor admitted that initially he didn’t want to appear in the sequel because he was worried it might hurt how people perceive the character. As Lundgren answered when asked about how it felt to reprise Drago:

It’s been more than 30 years since we watched Ivan Drago kill Apollo Creed in the ring and later duke it out with Rocky Balboa, and considering that Drago is arguably the Rocky film series’ most popular antagonist, I can’t blame Dolph Lundgren for worrying that playing the character after all this time could affect how fans perceive him. Granted, Lundgren still looks fit, but the decades passing mean Drago’s obviously not going to be in the same condition, similar to how Rocky had seen better days in Creed. In the end, though, as Lundgren noted during a Q&A at Comic-Con Portugal (via Look Mag), it was the Creed 2 script, penned by Sylvester Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker, that convinced him to join the sequel. Lundgren added:

Just like how Rocky didn’t resume his fighting career during Creed, Ivan Drago probably won’t put his boxing gloves back on during Creed 2, though that doesn’t exclude the possibility that someone will throw a punch at him or vice versa. Instead, the sequel will see Adonis throwing down in fisticuffs with Viktor Drago, but judging by Dolph Lundgren’s comments, it sounds like the movie will explore challenges that Lundgren has to deal with in his older years. Perhaps all those years of juicing up took a toll on his body, or maybe him losing to Rocky led to him being ostracized in Russia.

Creed 2 hits theaters on November 21, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. Don’t forget to look through our 2018 release schedule to find out what other movies are coming out for the rest of the year.

Queen Had A Say In Who Bohemian Rhapsody Cast As Freddie Mercury

Some talents who are successful enough to reach icon status might find themselves watching on the sidelines as Hollywood tells their story for the silver screen. That wasn’t the case for the remaining band members of Queen, as they were part of the creative process for the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as their stunning lead singer, Freddie Mercury. The film will take audiences through the journey of the band, leading up to their legendary appearance at Live Aid in 1985. On Rami Malek’s latest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he was asked how involved the band had a hand in casting him as Mercury and themselves to which he said,

What an honor for the actors of Bohemian Rhapsody to be picked with the help of the British rock band. Apart from Rami Malek taking on the late-great Freddie Mercury, the rest of the members would be meeting the icons they play. 2017’s Jamestown television series actor Gwilym Lee as lead guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy from X-Men: Apocalypse as drummer Roger Taylor and Jurassic Park‘s Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon. While Malek has already gained past acclaim for his Emmy-winning performance on Mr. Robot, the rest of the band members’ actors aren’t nearly as well known.

During Rami Malek’s interview on Jimmy Kimmel, he explained that their first five days on set dove right into it, as the actors shot the Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium as Queen in front of an audience and also in front of Queen. Talk about an intimidating first day at work. Malek called it terrifying and said:

Rami Malek especially appreciated it because it allowed him to play a little prank on Ben Hardy on set, as he convinced some of the crew members to tell the actor that Queen drummer Roger Taylor had one request: for Hardy to complete the extremely complex drum solo in the song “Keep Yourself Alive.” On the call sheet, the plan was to only play the first verse and skip over it. As a result, Hardy didn’t leave his trailer for a while, likely in a panic, but Malek did finally let him in on the joke.

Bohemian Rhapsody has faced some controversy during production, as director Bryan Singer was fired for reportedly being frequently absent on set, and Dexter Fletcher stepped in as his replacement, although it’s also been said that Singer was tending to an ill parent. Singer will get directing credit for the potential Oscar contender despite his firing. We will have a clearer picture of how well the Queen biopic came together when the title is released in theaters on November 2. Although with the approval of the actual band during the process, it looks like a promising depiction of their story.

Time’s Up Writes an Open Letter to CBS About Sexual Harassment and Les Moonves

Following the news that CBS CEO Les Moonves would be stepping down from his role amid a second round of sexual misconduct allegations published by Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker, the Time’s Up movement is saying the $20 million CBS plans to donate from his severance to support women’s equality isn’t enough.

In fact, the movement against sexual harassment believes Moonves’ reported $120 million severance should go to organizations fighting sexual misconduct and promoting workplace safety.

In an open letter published Tuesday, Time’s Up urges CBS to commit to a number of measures to ensure women are protected and treated fairly in the workplace, a list that included the demand for Moonves’ severance to be redistributed in a way that serves women who have experienced harassment and misconduct.

“We also urge that the full amount reserved for Mr. Moonves’ severance be contributed to organizations that address sexual harassment and workplace safety. That is $120 million dollars that will either go to Mr. Moonves or back into the coffers of the company that allowed the culture created by Mr. Moonves to continue,” the Time’s Up letter reads. “Or that $120 million can create change by going to organizations – and there are many impactful organizations – that can help women of all kinds. The choice is yours. But the answer is obvious. We ask that you not dishonor the bravery of those who have come forward by spending that money unwisely.”

The organization is also calling for: A transparent investigation of all sexual harassment claims at the company; the establishment of a workplace culture that “represents the values of safety, equity and dignity, with this tone set from the top of the company;” an inclusive hiring, promotion, and retention policy, diversity training at all levels of the organization; and a pay equity study and commitment to closing racial, ethnic, or gender gaps.

“This is your moment. A cascade of women’s voices has changed the rules,” the letter reads. “The old playbook no longer applies. As one of the world’s most powerful companies, you have a choice. You can cling to a status quo as it crumbles around you. Or you can demonstrate what happens when true leadership embraces the future. Now is your opportunity to rise.”

The accusations against Moonves include forcing a woman to perform oral sex to throwing someone against a wall. In a statement to the New Yorker, Moonves acknowledged three of the encounters, but said that they were consensual: “The appalling accusations in this article are untrue. What is true is that I had consensual relations with three of the women some 25 years ago before I came to CBS. And I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women. In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations. I can only surmise they are surfacing now for the first time, decades later, as part of a concerted effort by others to destroy my name, my reputation, and my career. Anyone who knows me knows that the person described in this article is not me.”

As it stands now, it’s still unclear how much money Moonves will actually receive in exiting CBS. According to ABC News, if the investigation by CBS confirms the allegations, Moonves would lose the $120 million of severance he is contractually owed.

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4 Actors DC Should Consider When Recasting Superman

The DC Extended Universe now finds itself in a position that every franchise dreads. One of its biggest stars — Superman himself, Henry Cavill — is exiting his contract, and it will soon initiate the search for a replacement. It won’t be an easy or informal task, as this is a case of recasting one of the most iconic roles of all time, but the good news is that there are some very interesting potential names on the table that could make things ultimately work out for the best.

Nowadays it’s actually kind of hard to find a popular and talented actor under 35 who doesn’t already have a superhero role/franchise — but they do exist, and it’s an interesting crop. While comic book movie veteran Michael B. Jordan has been floated as an option, we’ve plucked out four other performers who we think would be up to the task of playing Superman on the big screen, possibly replacing Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel in the DC Extended Universe. Check out our picks below and on the next few pages, answer our poll at the end, and hit the comments section at the bottom to give us your own thoughts about who should next take on this prestigious role.

WWE 2K19 Adds An Insane Number Of Legends To The Roster

There are two things that make a wrestling game notable: the roster and the wrestling. If you have a good wrestling engine at its core then you can get a ton of play time out of the game. If you have a notable roster for gamers to play then you’ll likely please fans the world around who like different wrestlers and different styles for different reasons. 2K Games and Yukes are trying to capture as many wrestling fans as possible by adding an insane number of wrestling legends to the roster, so that gamers and wrestling fans alike will be able to dive into the upcoming WWE 2K19 and play as some of their favorite heroes and villains from throughout the ages, in addition to new-school icons like “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.

The roster for WWE 2K19 has been revealed in chunks and in the third segment (via IGN), 2K Games has rolled out a list of fan-favorite legends from the yesteryears of pro-wrestling, including top guys like The Ultimate Warrior and iconic mainstream wrestlers like Andre the Giant.

You can check out the full list of wrestlers revealed to the already packed line-up below:

That’s one exhaustive list. Heck, the amount of wrestlers revealed in that line-up alone is enough to have a cool wrestling game all its own.

According to IGN, though, every single one of those wrestlers will be joined by the 130 other wrestlers already revealed.

Now keep in mind that this is following the logic that different iterations of the same wrestler count as a different roster entry. So they’re counting the classic Deadman Undertaker and the American Badass Undertaker as two separate characters. This also means that characters like Surfer Sting and Crow Sting are also counted separately (and sadly while we will likely never have the Sting vs Undertaker matchup we’ve all been dying for, at least you can pit the two legends against each other in WWE 2K19).

Other notable entries on the list include Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and the late great Macho Man Randy Savage. Another notable icon from that era is Diamond Dallas Page, who recently popped up at the very popular indie-promoted show, All-In. And there’s the recently departed Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, who was one of the cornerstone figures in The Hart Foundation, a stable that ruled the ring in the 1980s.

Vince McMahan, the chairman of the WWE, returns as a playable character, along with his daughter Stephanie McMahon. Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin is another noteworthy entry on the list. He was also a cover athlete for one of the more recent entries in 2K Games’ annual series. Stone Cold is joined by fellow Attitude Era superstar, Shawn Michaels.

And obviously the pre-order bonus involving Rey Mysterio would mean that he would most certainly be playable in the game, and he is.

Also, if you were keen on rekindling the NWO, you can do so with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, the original Outsiders, or you can take a more early 1990s approach and play Hall under his Razor Ramon persona. And it shouldn’t go without mentioning, but the biggest Hollywood action star working in the business right now is also on the list, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. You can’t go wrong there.

WWE 2K19 is due out this October for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.