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Why Men Are Looking to Space for Style Tips

WHILE REAL-life Bond characters Elon Muskand Richard Branson are speeding toward the possibility of actual travel to the cosmos for civilians, menswear designers are embroiled in their own space race.

From New York fashion designer Heron Preston’s fall collection celebrating NASA to Japanese brand Undercover’s recent sampling of iconic images from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” runways are looking more and more like launchpads.

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Was Jeff Goldblum Almost Cut From Jurassic Park?

Upon looking back at the first Jurassic Park, Dr. Ian Malcolm’s lovable zingers delivered by actor Jeff Goldblum are some of the most memorable lines in the ’90s classic. However, while Jurassic Park was in development, his character was almost cut from the film, with legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg originally cautioning Goldblum of the possible changes to the blockbuster hit. Although imagining a strange alternative reality where Goldblum’s iconic shirtless scene (among other moments) never existed isn’t something anyone should contemplate, the actor revealed his close call. In his words:

Thankfully Steven Spielberg made the right decision and kept Dr. Ian Malcolm in, because Jurassic Park might not have been celebrated without the eccentric flavor Jeff Goldblum brought to the dinosaur film. In one of the special features accompanying the home release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (via Game Spot) called “Fallen Kingdom: The Conversation,” Jeff Goldblum explained this beside stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, writer and executive producer Colin Trevorrow and director J.A. Bayona, and Howard’s jaw literally dropped during his recount. Goldblum said he tried to make the case for the addition of Dr. Malcolm in Jurassic Park, but he doesn’t think it made a difference to their final decision to keep him in the movie.

Dr. Ian Malcolm has always been a fan favorite in the Jurassic Park franchise, as he also appeared in Jurassic Park: The Lost World and. Thanks to his Fallen Kingdom appearance, he became only the second original character to appear in the new Jurassic World franchise, with B.D. Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu bring the first. Dr. Malcolm only had a small role in Fallen Kingdom, disappointing some fans who might have been reeled in by his return, but it does open up potential for the character to make his way into Jurassic World 3 if there ends up being room in the script and if he agrees to do so.

The special feature also revealed that in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jeff Goldblum returned as Dr. Ian Malcolm in a small role meant to deliver dialogue that primarily came out of author Michael Crichton in the Jurassic Park book, to tie in the original message into the new franchise. As his character is so loved that a 25-foot statue of Dr. Malcolm was created in his honor in London, we’d love to see him have a larger role in the upcoming Jurassic World films. Fallen Kingdom is available on digital now and will be released on Blu-ray September 18.

Last Man Standing Will Deal With The Death Of A Character In Season 7

Last Man Standing has undergone a lot of changes,in between Season 6 and Season 7. For one, it was cancelled by ABC and then revived by Fox a year later. Then, some changes had to be made to the cast, due to certain actors who previously played roles not being available to reprise their roles. While fans have prepared for said changes, there is one change coming by way of death:

When Last Man Standing resumes, one less man will be standing. When the show picks back up, Robert Forster’s Bud will have passed away, per TVLine. Yes, Mike’s father has died in between seasons. His cause of death was not specified. Nor when it occurred.

With Bud having passed away, it is only natural for fans to wonder who will now head up the late Baxter’s pot dispensary, Bud’s Buds. Well, the store will stay in the family thanks to the husband of Bud’s granddaughter, Kristin. That’s right, Ryan is taking over the reins at Bud’s Buds. With Ryan taking over Bud’s business, Last Man Standing has single-handedly opened the door to do two things.

First, the sitcom will be able to organically put Bud’s Buds back in the spotlight, which will undoubtedly draw considerable reactions from Mike. Secondly, with Ryan working there, it will lead to the potential for comical tension between Mike and his son-in-law. The exact reason Last Man Standing decided to kill off Bud and end Robert Forster’s successful guest run on the series is not yet known.

The loss of Bud is undoubtedly a sad turn of events for Last Man Standing, although it sounds like the show is prepared to address it by keeping his legacy alive. While Bud had not been seen since Season 4, the show still left the door wide open for Robert Forster to reprise the role. By killing off the character, that will no longer be an option.

While Robert Forster’s Bud will not be returning for Season 7, Last Man Standing will be welcoming back many of its original cast members, including Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, and Hector Elizondo. Amanda Fuller and Kaitlyn Dever will return as Mike’s daughters, Kristin and Eve, respectively. New actors will play Mandy and Boyd.

When the Baxters return, they will be down a family member, a sad reality fans now know they will have to face. Imagining how that will be handled versus seeing it done are two different things. Find out how it goes down when the sitcom returns, along with many other shows, including those on Fox’s schedule. Last Man Standing will return for its seventh season overall and its first on Fox starting Friday, September 28, at 8 p.m. ET.

Alec Baldwin’s Relationship Advice To Hailey Baldwin And Justin Bieber

Alec Baldwin has marriage advice for his niece, Hailey Baldwin, who is currently engaged to pop singer Justin Bieber. Much like fans online, the 30 Rock actor is caught up in the ongoing romance gossip, with the notable difference that Hailey Baldwin is his blood relative. And Justin Bieber will also be part of his family momentarily, depending on when the model and the musician decide to tie the knot. Therefore, Baldwin has the authority to heed a little knowledge to the young celebrities getting ready to ring a few wedding bells. And it’s up to the soon-to-be newlyweds to decide whether or not they take the advice from the seasoned actor. Here’s what the television personality told his young niece on the red carpet.

The quote came during Alec Baldwin’s red carpet appearance for The Public, a drama written, directed by and starring Emilio Estevez, which recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Playing a supporting role in the newly-premiered film, the actor was fielding questions on the carpet, and sure enough, one interviewer asked him how he felt about Hailey Baldwin’s swift engagement from earlier this summer. As the man who serves as a Donald Trump impersonator of late on Saturday Night Live explained to etalk, Baldwin felt Justin Bieber’s high-profile might cause the young couple a bit of trouble, particularly if he and Hailey Baldwin race to say their vows before they fully understand what’s at stake with marriage. And he wants the couple to take time to consider what they’re going to do and to decide if they are taking the right steps forward. Though he doesn’t dismiss their plans.

Marriage is no small commitment, and Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are embarking on a big journey if they decide to get married soon. The advice Alec Baldwin gives is certainly similar to what the public has spouted online, though it might have a little more weight since Alec is a relative of the bride-to-be. Nevertheless, it’s ultimately Bieber and Baldwin’s decision to make. And if they feel inclined to get married, then so be it. It is their choice, after all. And it will be their decision to make in the long run. But that isn’t going to stop Alec Baldwin from answering these questions.

With that said, it does sound like Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are taking the steps to marriage seriously. Recently, Bieber and Baldwin were spotted crying on a park bench by paparazzi photographers. When the musician was asked why the tears were shed, he propped up a book called The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller. He explained that there are good days and there are bad days when it comes to marriage (as well as life) and that day was a bad one. But you need the bad days to enjoy the good ones, he admits, and Bieber doesn’t seem to have any second thoughts about getting down on one knee to ask Hailey Baldwin the big question.

Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin wasn’t the only one asked about Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber’s engagement. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kendall Jenner was also asked how she felt about her friend/fellow model’s recent life decision, and Jenner provided her own thoughts on the matter at hand.

A Michelin-Starred Birthday Dinner That Changed a Celebrity Chef’s Life

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, 61, is a France-born chef who oversees 39 restaurants world-wide. He is co-founder of Food Dreams, a foundation that provides culinary students with scholarships and training. He spoke with Marc Myers.

The moment I woke up in the morning, I knew what was for lunch. My childhood bedroom was right above my mother’s kitchen. Everything on her stove drifted up through the floorboards like a Chinese steamer.

I grew up in Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France, a suburb 5 miles from the center of Strasbourg in Alsace. Our two-story house dates to the 1780s and overlooks one of the city’s canals. My mother, Jeanine, is 85 and still lives there.

The house is white with timber beams crisscrossing the exterior. It has an orange-tile roof, and geraniums hanging from window boxes. My parents and grandparents lived on the first floor, with the kitchen at the center. On the second floor, my younger brother, Philippe, and I shared a bedroom. My younger sister, Martine, and my youngest brother, Christian, had their own rooms.

The house was also my father George’s workplace. When I was little, he ran a coal-distribution business. My great-grandfather started the company when coal from northern France was delivered to the house on canal barges. Each day, my mother and grandmother cooked lunch for 40—15 family members and about 25 workers.

My mother enforced strict eating times. Lunch was at 12:30 sharp and our family dinner was at 7:30. If you were late, you had a butter sandwich. There were no leftovers. On Sundays, my job in the kitchen was to peel and chop, and get my mother what she needed. Otherwise I was outside playing, often on the mountains of coal by our house.

My parents named me Jean-Georges by hyphenating their first names. But as a child, my nickname was JoJo the Terror. I was constantly making trouble in the neighborhood with my slingshot and potato gun.

In 1972, when I was 15, my parents sent me to a local engineering school. I was the oldest and expected to take over my father’s business. But after six months, my grades were so bad the school threw me out.

Back home, I was put to work by my father carrying pipes. By then, he had converted his coal business to oil. He knew I hated the work.

For my 16th birthday, my parents took my sister and me to Auberge de L’lll, a three-star restaurant 45 minutes from Strasbourg. My family was so large and busy, we never ate out. I couldn’t believe the food, the presentation and the service. I had foie gras, a salmon soufflé and venison.

After dinner, the chef stopped by to ask how everything was. My father told him how much we enjoyed the meal. Then he said, “My son is good for nothing. If you need someone to wash dishes, he seems to have an interest in this business.”

The chef said he was actually looking for an apprentice. I interviewed, but months passed without a call back. Then on July 13, 1973, the restaurant called to offer me a job. I started the next day, on Bastille Day, in the kitchen. My father dropped me off in the morning and picked me up at night. I loved it right away.

One day a week I went to cooking school at Strasbourg’s Lycée Hôtelier. The remaining days I worked at the restaurant. I slept upstairs with the other apprentices.

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Starting at a three-star Michelin restaurant changed me. I grew up overnight. In that environment, I was somebody special. I felt valued and saw my future. I peeled, chopped, plucked feathers from chickens and soon learned to butcher when hunters brought animals to the kitchen.

Over the next three years, I worked at four three-star restaurants in Europe. Next, I traveled to Asia and trained at the restaurants of five-star hotels in Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 1986, I was asked by chef Louis Outhier to join him at Lafayette in New York’s Drake Hotel. Five years later, I opened my first New York restaurant, JoJo, with my brother, Philippe.

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  • First hospitality venture: ‘As a kid, I loved pop music with a beat. At 14, in 1971, I turned our cellar into a teen disco. I was the DJ. After a year, it was the hottest local night spot on Saturday nights.’
  • Favorite mom’s meal: ‘When I visit my mother in Strasbourg, I stay in my old bedroom. My mother still cooks. I dream of her roast chicken and tarte flambée with fromage blanc and onions.’
  • Must-have export: ‘Before I return to New York, I pick up several bottles of Melfor Honey and Herb Vinegar. It’s made in Alsace. The taste and smell remind me of my childhood house.’
  • On the kitchen counter: ‘At home in New York, it’s all about convenience and flavor. I love my Microplane zester, my Vitamix Vita-Prep for smoothies and my Instant Pot pressure cooker for fast meals.’

Today, my wife, Marja, and I live with our daughter, Chloe, in a 4,000-square-foot apartment in New York’s West Village. We spend weekends at our country house in Waccabuc, N.Y. It’s an old wooden house but modern inside.

The interior of our New York apartment is an open plan, with glass exterior walls. We have a great view of the Hudson River. Unfortunately, with all of my restaurants, I’m never home early enough to see the sunset.

Our kitchen is simple and slick. It’s very clean. Marja does most of the cooking for Chloe. After work, when I arrive home late, I usually have a little piece of Lindt milk chocolate. It’s simple and relaxes me.

In my kitchen at home, I have my mother’s antique crank grater. I love putting a chunk of cheese in the barrel and turning it over a salad. The cheese always tastes better coming out of there.

House Call appears weekly and features famous people reflecting on their childhood homes and experiences growing up.

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Dead Or Alive 6 Gets A Release Date

This news comes to us via press release, where the publisher and developer have laid out launch plans including early purchase bonuses for those willing to pre-order Dead or Alive 6. If you pre-order the game on the PS4, you’ll earn a unique theme based on the game as well as Nyotengu as a playable character. Over on the Xbox One, players will also receive Nyotengu and, in place of the console theme, a bonus costume for Ryu Hayabusa (of Ninja Gaiden fame). Given the fact that this is a fighting game and balance/accessibility is important to the community, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Nyotengu become premium DLC at some point but, if you don’t want to take that chance, a pre-order seems to be the only way to go.

Karlie Kloss Says She and Jared Kushner Share the Same ‘Liberal Values’ Despite His Ties to Trump

When it comes to her relationship, Karlie Kloss doesn’t care what people think. The supermodel, who recently became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Joshua Kushner, has faced criticism for choosing to be with someone who’s at least peripherally in the Trump orbit. (Joshua is the younger brother of Jared Kushner, which makes him Ivanka Trump’s brother-in-law.)

For a recent interview with Vogue, the usually private Kloss admits that being with Kushner hasn’t come without its complications, but that at the end of the day, they share the same liberal belief system that flies in the face of the president and his administration.

“Josh and I share a lot of the same liberal values that guide our lives and the things we stand for,” she said in the interview. “We’ve really grown together personally and professionally. Josh knows that I’m just a nerdy, curious human being. I think that’s why he loves me. We have each other’s back.”

While this marks the first time Kloss has opened up about her and Kushner’s political beliefs, the couple made a huge statement when they attended the Women’s March on Washington last year. The Cut also reported that despite their familial ties to President Trump, both Kloss and Kushner voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

As for Kloss, don’t expect her to open up anymore about her relationship with Kushner moving forward. When Vogue tried to press on whether or not she plans on converting to Orthodox Judaism, like Ivanka did prior to marrying into the Kushner family, Kloss replied, “At the end of the day, I’ve had to make decisions based on my own moral compass — forget what the public says, forget social media. I’ve chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications.”

She continued, explaining how being hounded about her relationship is sexist. “It’s frustrating, to be honest, that the spotlight is always shifted away from my career toward my relationship,” she said. “I don’t think the same happens in conversations with men.”

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Karlie Kloss Says She and Joshua Kushner Share the Same ‘Liberal Values’ Despite His Ties to Trump

When it comes to her relationship, Karlie Kloss doesn’t care what people think. The supermodel, who recently became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Joshua Kushner, has faced criticism for choosing to be with someone who’s at least peripherally in the Trump orbit. (Joshua is the younger brother of Jared Kushner, which makes him Ivanka Trump’s brother-in-law.)

For a recent interview with Vogue, the usually private Kloss admits that being with Kushner hasn’t come without its complications, but that at the end of the day, they share the same liberal belief system that flies in the face of the president and his administration.

“Josh and I share a lot of the same liberal values that guide our lives and the things we stand for,” she said in the interview. “We’ve really grown together personally and professionally. Josh knows that I’m just a nerdy, curious human being. I think that’s why he loves me. We have each other’s back.”

While this marks the first time Kloss has opened up about her and Kushner’s political beliefs, the couple made a huge statement when they attended the Women’s March on Washington last year. The Cut also reported that despite their familial ties to President Trump, both Kloss and Kushner voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

As for Kloss, don’t expect her to open up anymore about her relationship with Kushner moving forward. When Vogue tried to press on whether or not she plans on converting to Orthodox Judaism, like Ivanka did prior to marrying into the Kushner family, Kloss replied, “At the end of the day, I’ve had to make decisions based on my own moral compass — forget what the public says, forget social media. I’ve chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications.”

She continued, explaining how being hounded about her relationship is sexist. “It’s frustrating, to be honest, that the spotlight is always shifted away from my career toward my relationship,” she said. “I don’t think the same happens in conversations with men.”

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Representation for Latina Actors Is at an All-Time High—But It’s Still Not Enough

With the 2018 Emmys just around the corner, conversations have been percolating around representation on television. On Saturday, for example, four black actors swept the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for Guest Star in a historic first, signaling that change might finally be on the way.

But a new study from the San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film reminds us that there’s more work to be done. The 21st annual Boxed In report found mixed gains when it comes to female representation and diversity on television. In particular, the study noted that Latina actresses are now in 7 percent of speaking roles on television—a record that, despite being an all-time high and up from 2016’s 5 percent, is depressing in the grand scheme of things.

The numbers are baffling when put into context: As The Hollywood Reporter notes, one in five American women identify as Latina, yet there’s still a huge disparity between how many Latinas are actually portrayed on screen. That 7 percent also only reflects speaking roles for female characters; when Latina actresses are counted up among all roles running the gamut of cable, broadcast, and streaming network programming, they represent just 2.8 of roughly 4,833 characters.

Progress is slow—but hopefully incremental as new shows have broadened the scope of what we see on TV. Gina Rodriguez has started an important dialogue about Latinx representation since starring as the lead on The CW’s breakout Jane the Virgin. “From European Latinos to Afro-Latinos, we come in all shapes and sizes and colors and backgrounds and political expressions, and I think it’s important for us to express and explore the complexities of the Latino demographic, because we are loyal consumers, and we deserve the same respect we give to all these industries,” she said at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Rita Moreno, and Marcel Ruiz on Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’

Meanwhile, on Netflix, One Day at a Time has brought nuanced Latinx stories into the spotlight with a cast that includes trailblazer Rita Moreno, the first Latina to win an EGOT. Starz has also expanded portrayals of Latinas with Vida from showrunner Tanya Saracho.

And there are more on the horizon: The Charmed reboot includes Latinx characters, and Rodriguez’s castmate and Orange Is the New Black veteran Diane Guerrero has reportedly been working on a show about her own experiences with immigration.

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Melonie Diaz stars in the CW ‘Charmed’ reboot.

While the data on Latina representation is at the very least a miniscule improvement, The Boxed In report revealed other disheartening declines for women in entertainment. The percentage of women both behind and in front of the camera dipped slightly, going from 42 percent to 40 percent for women speaking characters and from 28 to 27 percent for women creators, writers, directors, executive producers, producers, editors, and directors of photography.

In short, it’s a reminder that more narratives, faces, and experiences are needed across the board in Hollywood.

Disney Reveals Which Oscar Categories Black Panther Is Campaigning For

While King T’Challa has sadly been taken off the board (for now) following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, his preceding standalone movie, Black Panther, is still generating a lot of talk seven months after its release. The Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s first 2018 movie was not just critically and commercially successful, it was also a major cultural milestone, and Disney is hoping to keep Black Panther‘s momentum going into awards season. Alas, Black Panther won’t be a candidate for that Best Popular Movie Oscar after all, but the Mouse House is still throwing the movie into consideration for most of the major Academy Awards categories, as you can see below.

Wow, Disney really isn’t holding back with its Black Panther Oscar campaign. Then again, we’ve know this was a possibility for weeks since it was revealed that Marvel was allocated a significant budget this awards season to promote Black Panther, namely by highlighting the movie’s cultural impact and how personal the material was to director and co-writer Ryan Coogler. Now Disney Studios has officially unveiled the campaign, but just so it’s perfectly clear, this doesn’t mean that Black Panther will get nominations in all those categories. The chances of that happening are nearly impossible. This is simply Disney covering its bases, but given Black Panther‘s popularity, one would imagine the movie could walk away with reserved spots in several of the categories.

Many superhero movies have been shoe-ins for the Best Visual Effects category in the past, but Black Panther is aiming significantly higher, hoping to get recognition at the Academy Awards not just in the technical and song categories, but also in the acting (all of the movie’s leading actors have up for consideration), directing and writing categories. Several people, including Chadwick Boseman, have said that Black Panther is specifically gunning for Best Picture, an honor that not even The Dark Knight received last decade. The Oscar nominations are usually announced four to six weeks before the ceremony, so we still have a ways to go until we find out just how successful this Black Panther campaign is, but it’s admirable how far Disney is willing to go to bat for this movie.

You can judge just how awards-worthy Black Panther is by watching it on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD now. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates regarding both the Academy Awards and Black Panther’s MCU future, and feel free to look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what else the superhero franchise has in development.