As for whether or not Movie Flash and TV Flash will meet again, that’s hard to say, and Marc Guggenheim added that that question is up Warner Bros and DC. However, he added that the companies, including DC Comics’ Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, have a “wonderful vision” for not just the cinematic Flash, but the entire DC Universe. So perhaps there will be an opportunity for these Flashes of two worlds to have a proper team-up in the years to come.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have their hands pretty full with their three adorable kids, Louis, George, and Charlotte (who looks so much like Prince William that he recently confused her baby picture for his). Still, people have often wondered if they might expand their family at any point, and tabloids have certainly had fun encouraging the idea. But Middleton spoke to a few members of the public while visiting Bradford this week, and reportedly put the rumors to rest by saying she and Prince William aren’t thinking about more kids.
Sources say Kate Middleton made the comment to a fan who asked if she and Prince William planned on adding any members to the family. “I don’t think William wants any more,” Middleton said, according to Hello! That seemingly puts an end to all the speculation—for now, at least.
Of course, Middleton has said a few things that have made people wonder if she might possibly have more babies on her mind. Last year, about a year after giving birth to Louis, she was out in Northern Ireland and crossed paths with a five-month-old baby, who she allegedly cooed over and admitted, “Makes me very broody.” She also joked, “I think William might be slightly worried.”
But feeling “broody” is one thing and full-on planning is another, and it seems like the Cambridges are committed to being a family of five . Plus, they have a ton going on, between a packed schedule of royal engagements and helping to figure out complications in the Sussex separation. (Prince William was reportedly part of a meeting that the Queen convened earlier this week.) And in between it all, Middleton has reportedly said she wants the kids to spend more time with Archie. Now, hopefully people will stop asking these two if they want more kids.
Watching that decision on TV, hearing friends and classmates debate what the precise restrictions on her rights should be—that was the moment when Foy decided to go to the Virginia Military Institute. “I had a friend,” she said in an interview, “who told me he wanted to go with me to the VMI to watch me fail. He bet me a dollar I wouldn’t graduate.”
She didn’t fail. She graduated, even when all the men from her JROTC had dropped out. “I did everything those men did,” she said, “I put on that uniform. I fought with them. I graduated with them.”
Foy understands a battle. She worked as a public defender and campaigned for her seat in the Virginia House of Delegates pregnant with twins. She’s also a black woman in a world where black women are disadvantaged not just compared to white men but to white women as well—earning 50 cents to the white man’s dollar (less than white women do) and suffering from maternal deaths at a higher rate than white women.
The stakes of the Equal Rights Amendment are real to her, and so she took the fight to the capital. To pass a constitutional amendment, the effort needs to be ratified in 38 states. The ERA was first proposed in 1923 and the battle to see it implemented has taken every single one of the years since. Some states have rescinded their ratification. Others have pushed off the debate around it. Congress set an initial deadline for 1979 for ratification for the ERA. The deadline was extended to 1982. Of course, even that deadline has since passed, but whether those deadlines are enforceable or not is still a question. (The 27th Amendment, for example, was ratified almost two centuries after it was first passed.)
Even in the face of such headwinds, Virginia is now the 38th to back the ERA, securing its ratification on January 15, 2020, The amendment states: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
With an unclear road ahead to formalize this much-anticipated development, the passage of the ERA in Virginia is at the moment a symbolic victory. But it’s not an empty one.
The erosion of equal rights is happening under this administration. Recently, 207 Republican lawmakers signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, the decision which legalized abortion nationwide. In some cases, Roe is all that stands between women and regressive laws like fetal heartbeat bills and the continued effort to defund Planned Parenthood clinics. In Iowa, where I live, the governor announced her intention to pass an amendment to the state constitution prohibiting abortion. There are also laws in Iowa that prohibit trans women from access to medically necessary surgery covered under Medicaid.
“Our rights,” said Foy, “should not hinge on an election.”
I don’t need to imagine a world in which women are not treated like equal citizens. I live in it. And it’s not hard to picture how it could get worse. Because it used to be worse. Last year, my mother sent me a copy of the divorce decree from one of my relatives, who dissolved her marriage in the 1940s. The decree forbid her to get remarried without the consent of a judge. My mom can remember a time when women couldn’t get home loans or open up lines of credit without their husband’s consent. In The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood warned us of a near future in which women have no rights to their bodies at all. I can see that world, too.
2019 was a stellar year for Missy Elliott, who dropped her ICONOLOGY EP just before receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs and celebrating with a career-spanning performance. Now, Missy is bringing her icon status into the new decade with her latest top-notch visual, for the ICONOLOGY standout “Why I Still Love You.”
The clip — which Elliott directed along with Derek Blanks — opens on a wide-eyed, tracksuit-wearing girl wandering a museum of all things Missy. We’re then transported into three different eras of Elliott: first she leads a Shirelles-esque girl group in the ’60s, then she’s a disco queen in the ’70s, and finally, she rocks a mohawk and studs for her ’80s punk rock debut. There’s even a cute twist ending, some ace acting from Missy, and a cameo from Monica, who recites the legend of Missy and The Demeanors. Get schooled in the video below.
The “Why I Still Love You” video follows Thursday morning’s announcement that Elliott will headline the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York this summer. She’ll be hitting the stage alongside Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala, Solange, Miley Cyrus, and more.
With Thursday also marking what would have been Aaliyah’s 41st birthday, Missy took the opportunity to celebrate her late friend’s legacy. She tweeted, “#HappyBDayAaliyah you are still inspiring people! Your edgyness & smooth dancing SO EFFORTLESS your UNIQUENESS & STYLE unmatched. MUSICALLY your songs will 4EVER be NEXT LEVEL! RIP babygal 4Ever Loved.”
When Jackie Chan remembered the incident at a press conference in Beijing, he said that he just had to tell himself not to panic while he waited for help to arrive. But even for someone who has been in scary situations before like Jackie Chan, the near drowning proved quite traumatic, as he recalled:
Parasite follows two Seoul families, the Kim and Park family. The Kims are barely above the poverty level and they have very little ambition to rise above it. Through their natural scheming abilities, they find ways to survive their situation. The Parks are a wealthy family who live a luxurious life, especially compared to the Kim family. Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) lucks out and obtains a job working as a tutor for the Park family daughter, Da-hye (Jung Ji-so). He soon develops a plan to ensure that his entire family gets a job working for the Parks. The Kim family must then pretend not to know each other. Parasite marks the fifth collaboration between Bong Joon-ho and Song Kang-ho, who plays the Kim father in Parasite. Bong Joon-ho also co-wrote Parasite with his Snowpiercer production assistant Han Jin-won. Parasite is a must-see movie this award season. Those seeking to find it, just have to know where to look.
It’s a fact that nobody knows more about—or loves—hair products than the curly-textured among us. Which brings us to this bit of good news: There are now more and better options to emphasize, nourish, and style wavy, curly, and coiled strands than ever. The days of trying to “tame” your hair is in the past. Now it’s all about embracing natural texture and bringing it out in the best possible way. Still, nobody ever said having curly hair is simple, so Glamour’s beauty team and our expert panel of stylists put all the creamy cowashes and lightweight hair creams to the test, whittling them down to these products that’ll enhance all types of textured hair. Meet your new curl heroes here.
New Yorkers and out-of-towners, this summer, it’ll be time to descend to Randall’s Island Park again from June 5 to June 7. The Governor’s Ball music festival is back with an expansive, multi-genre behemoth of a lineup. Miley Cyrus, Carly Rae Jepsen, Vampire Weekend, are just three of its 60+ performers. Packed in this list of artists is just about everyone that you can think of.
When we say there’s something for everyone, we really mean it. If you’re looking for R & B music representative of today and yesterday, you’ll find artists like H.E.R., Solange, the legendary Missy Elliott, Summer Walker, and Swae Lee, depending on who you ask since he’s a rapper, but really loves to sing. If you’re looking for soft, psychedelic pop, you’ll find the Kevin Parker-led Tame Impala that’s as sonically huge as eight groups in one. Of course, if you’d like something a little smoother, warmer, and more heartfelt, there’s Alessia Cara, Ellie Goulding, and more.
This year’s Governor Ball also includes a lot for fans of rap music. Danny Brown, Dominic Fike, YBN Cordae, rising rap group 99 Neighbors, and more are all on the bill. Guitarist Steve Lacy, power-pop group Charly Bliss, and so many others like singers Sasha Sloan and Frankie Cosmos, will also appear. It’s best to do your Googles to figure out who you do and don’t know, that way you can familiarize yourself with all of these awesome acts.
This year, there’s a new age policy that requires attendees under 18 years of age to come with an adult who’s at least 21. Tickets go on sale on January 17 at 12 PM EST so prepare accordingly.
Take a look at the full lineup for The Governor’s Ball this year up above.
During Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when Han Solo, Chewbacca, Finn and Rey are leaving Starkiller Base, as they step onto the turbolift, Chewbacca picks up Han’s parka that had been thrown on the ground earlier and hands it back to his buddy, prompting Han to flash Chewie a bewildered look. When asked what he remembered about shooting that moment, Joonas Sutamo responded:
By saying that great artists don’t need awards in his tweet, Eric Bogosian is also letting it be known how he feels about the artists he worked with on Uncut Gems. Josh and Benny Safdie didn’t receive an award for Best Director (nor were they expected to), and they, along with co-writer Ronald Bronstein, didn’t get a Best Original Screenplay nomination. Still, that doesn’t take away from the fact that they are great artists.