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Meghan Markle Hid a Secret Tribute to Prince Harry in Her Wedding Veil

By now, it feels like every tiny detail of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding has been covered. We know the foundation she wore, what the thank-you notes said, and that Harry picked flowers for the wedding bouquet himself. So it’s surprising that a new fact has emerged, one we somehow totally missed until now: There was a secret “something blue” sewn into Meghan’s wedding veil.

In a clip from HBO’s upcoming documentary Queen of the World, which you can see here, the Duchess of Sussex sees her wedding dress and veil for the first time since the royal wedding. “It’s amazing, isn’t it?” she says of the almost 16-and-a-half-foot veil, which was custom made by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller. “The work that they did here is just so beautiful.”

That’s when Meghan reveals there’s something more to the design. “Somewhere in here there’s a piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside,” she says. “It was my something blue. It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.” I repeat: Meghan used fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, as her something blue.

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That wasn’t the only tribute in the veil, either. According to Kensington Palace, Meghan had flowers from all 53 U.K. Commonwealth countries represented in its design.

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In a second clip from Queen of the World, she opens up about how much that decision meant to her husband as well as the royal family. “[Harry was] really over the moon to find out that I would make this choice for our day together,” she says. “And I think the other members of the family had a similar reaction and just appreciation for the fact we understand how important this is for us and the role that we play and the work that we’re going to continue to do within the Commonwealth countries.”

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“It was good news all around, I think,” she continued. “So I hope people liked it as much as I liked helping to create it.”

Check out Queen of the World when it debuts on Monday, October 1, on HBO.

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Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson Clapped Back At Haters Telling Her To Smile

The internet can be a dark place, and and the powerful females of the MCU are no exception to scrutiny, often served up by the trolls of the internet. Following the recent trailer release of the first female-fronted MCU film Captain Marvel, a slew of critics pointed out that Carol Danvers just wasn’t smiling enough in the footage. Despite the trailer introducing that the hero fell from the sky and is missing a life full of memories on Earth, some fans seemed to be expecting more flashes of pearly whites from Brie Larson. Some even went as far as rendering fake smiles on screenshots of her character. The Captain Marvel actress wasn’t having it as she cleverly fired back at the internet’s comments, with this:

The picture of a grinning Captain America was featured on Brie Larson’s Instagram story, after being originally edited and posted by Twitter user Jane Ritt (via Uproxx). The goofy edit of Chris Evan’s Cap is a clear jab at the internet trolls who complained that the character just wasn’t smiley enough. It’s a cliché comment that men have been telling women for, and one addressed in TV and film. By Larson showing this altered image of male superheroes given the same treatment, it highlights the unequal treatment of the characters due to gender. However, Larson didn’t stop with Steve Rogers. Take a look.

Doctor Strange was also rendered into a smiling superhero using FaceApp, adding a comical tone to the movie poster for his solo film. The 2016 film followed the wealthy doctor as he suffered a major car accident, losing function in the million dollar hands he used to treat patients in the past. Not exactly the laughing matter, is it? His fake smile definitely feels out of place here, along with this last rendering of the Iron Man 3 poster:

These images were followed by this comment by Brie Larson: “Breaking news: You can be you. That means you can smile or not. You can be strong in the ways you want to be. You can own who you are. If anyone tells you different don’t trust them.” Her Instagram story certainly highlights the double standard approach toward the depiction of women in the media. Since Captain Marvel will have Carol Danvers going on a challenging journey to remember her memories on Earth and mixed in a galactic war between two alien races, smiling certainly isn’t likely.

The response to the first footage of Captain Marvel is certainly a reminder of the prevalent unequal treatment of the genders but the long-awaited addition of a the most powerful female superhero to the MCU line-up is an exciting development to the franchise. Captain Marvel comes to theaters on March 8, 2019.

LeBron James Really Loves Netflix’s Ozark

You are not the only one who finished watching Ozark Season 2 and is already ready for more. L.A. Lakers star and basketball legend LeBron James took to Twitter to share his enthusiasm for the series’ second installment, and he tagged the cast to let them know. Like many, he cannot wait for the series to return and he shared his effusive praise for the Netflix drama on the social media site. Check out James’ tweet below:

How great is that? Answer: beyond great. Not only does LeBron James love the Byrde family; he is also a huge fan of Julia Garner’s Ruth, and he let his 42.5 million followers know it. While some of the Ozark cast are not on Twitter, the ones that are active on the social media platform have responded to James’ awesome tweet. As you would expect, they are thrilled about it.

One of the Ozark stars swift to respond has been none other than Jason Bateman. Quoting LeBron James’ tweet with the following message, Bateman shared whether he was sitting down or standing up when he saw the tweet. Read Jason Bateman’s response for yourself below:

Jason Bateman was not the only Ozark star elated by LeBron James’ review. Scrolling through the responses to James’ tweet, there was one from the actor who plays the youngest member of the Byrde family. Skylar Gaertner, who portrays Marty and Wendy’s son Jonah, responded to the NBA superstar’s complimentary tweet. Gaertner, who James tagged in his tweet, expressed his thanks to the L.A. Laker for his Ozark tweet.

The Ozark star added that he was glad LeBron James liked the show. How sweet! Fans will have to stay tuned to social media to see if anyone else from the cast, thanks James for the awesome shout-out. This is one of the prime examples of why it is so amazing when public figures are on social media.

LeBron James is ready for Season 3, so when is it happening? Well, Netflix has yet to officially renew or confirm there will be a third installment of the acclaimed series. Given its success, it is hard to imagine the streaming giant not wanting the drama to go on for another season, at least. While seeing how the Byrdes handle their future is open to exploration, there is one particular plot point the show left gaping open that has to be resolved.

The first and second season of Ozark is currently streaming on Netflix. If there is a third season, it will hopefully arrive soon. The second season came out a little more than a year after the series initially bowed on the streamer. So, there is reason to at least hope, the third season will follow suit. In the meantime, television fans have a myriad of new content options to watch on the streaming giant and other platforms this fall.

PlayStation Now Adds The Ability To Download PS4, PS2 Games

One of the biggest complaints about the PlayStation Now service (aside from the pricing of course) was the inability to play games conveniently offline. The always-on requirement really put a hamper on how gamers were able to engage with the streaming service, which mirrored the likes of other services such as Gaikai and Onlive. Of course, it should come as no surprise that it mirrors Gaikai given that Sony bought out the cloud streaming service in order to use it as the platform for which PlayStation Now was based. Sony, in recent times, has actually looked into elevating and evolving the platform beyond simply allowing gamers to stream through PlayStation Now. In fact, gamers are now able to download PS2 and PS4 games and play them offline… but there’s a catch.

Over on the PlayStation Blog the senior marketing manager for PlayStation Now, Brian Dunn, explained that gamers can download select PS2 and PS4 games from PlayStation Now… right now.

The ability to download games is definitely a useful feature, but it does come with a caveat: games downloaded for offline play are only accessible offline for a couple of days. After that you will need to log into PlayStation Now again via going online.

This is very similar to how it was originally going to be setup with the Xbox One’s 24-hour check-in. The big difference of course was that in the Xbox One’s case that would have applied to normal everyday use as opposed to games streaming through the service.

The new offline feature makes PlayStation Now more akin to the Xbox Game Pass, which also allows users to download and play games from the comfort of their Xbox One without having to be online at all times.

The downloaded games from PlayStation Now also support trophies, add-ons, expansion packs, DLC packs that have been purchased, and in-app microtransactions. Additionally, there is also support for the PlayStation 4 Pro, which allows for HDR and some upscaled 4K gaming, but I’m not too sure how well that will translate across a streaming service.

Sony has also implemented the ability to copy over your cloud saves from online and use them locally when playing offline. This is a neat little feature that Valve had implemented into Steam some time ago. Microsoft also allows you to capture saves in the cloud through your Xbox Live profile, and when it’s time to play offline you can do so with no worries.

The ability to play PS Now games offline will likely be a huge boon to the appeal of the digital service given that not everyone has a stable internet connection, or sometimes the connection gets shoddy depending on the time of day or when the weather is bad. Being able to bypass the streaming option and just download the game straight to your hard drive.

This definitely makes Sony’s service look a lot more palatable for those who may have been eyeing it but didn’t want to take the $99 a year plunge due to an unstable net connection or an unreliable ISP.

Now that the option has been added to download games, will you buy into PlayStation Now?

Evidence PUBG May Be Coming To PS4

Even though some may believe that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hit its peak, there’s still some potential growth left if it does release on the PS4. The developers definitely had interest in getting the game out on as many platforms as possible, and if the classification board in South Korea is anything to go by, it just might be happening sooner rather than later. Of course, there’s no guarantee that the game is coming to the PS4, it’s just that evidence has surfaced for that possibility.

Wreck It Ralph Breaks The Internet Is Changing Tiana’s Appearance After Backlash

The upcoming sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It-Ralph will move from the nostalgia of arcade games to the complexity of the worldwide web. But since the exciting announcement that the animated film would include a massive crossover with Vanellope and all the official Disney Princesses, the studio has faced one reality of the internet: social media backlash. Over the summer, when part of the scene from Ralph Breaks the Internet was released, Princess Tiana’s differing appearance than that of in The Princess in the Frog angered fans. Disney’s oly black princess was featured with lighter skin and a narrower nose than Tiana has been previously been seen in her 2009 film. A mere two months before the release of the sequel, Disney is finishing revisions to the character to more credibly depict the Disney princess.

According to a report from Wall Street Journal, Disney Animation has been hard at work on revisions of Princess Tiana’s appearance for the scene. The studio sought feedback from voice actress of Tiana, Anika Noni Rose, along with advocacy organization, Color of Change to more accurately depict the Disney character. Color of Change, which focuses on issues of racial representation and political inequality in media, worked directly with Disney in Burbank, CA to review the revised artwork of Tiana– described as now having darker hair and skin, a wider nose and full lips. The organization released a statement commending Disney for deciding to take the time to change Tiana’s features following the backlash.

During a 2017 panel at the D23 Expo, the studio announced that the beloved Disney princesses would be seen hanging out in one room alongside Vanellope. The scene will feature the original voices of most of the princesses, including Mandy Moore as Rapunzel and Jodi Benson as Ariel. The scene will likely be brief, but it certainly creates added excitement for Ralph Breaks the Internet for hardcore Disney fans especially. The film will also feature other sectors belonging to Disney’s properties, since Stormtroopers were spotted in the film’s released footage. It will also tackle the many other corners of the internet, including some dismal ones as well.

Disney has been no stranger to making expensive decisions due to controversies on social media recently. The company decided to cancel the new ABC television show, Roseanne, after their star took to Twitter to post racially insensitive comments along with firing Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn for past tweets that gained attention of the internet. The company has also been criticized heavily in the past for its lack of representation regarding their animated character’s ethnicities and sexual orientations as well. Tiana’s revised appearance can be seen when Ralph Breaks the Internet hit theaters on November 21.

Why The Raid 3 Isn’t Going To Happen, According To The Director

In 2011, film-goers worldwide got their ass-kicked by the cinematic experience that was writer/director Gareth Evans’ The Raid. Made in Indonesia, the film features some of the action sequences we’ve ever seen, and its massive popularity wound up inspiring a sequel, The Raid 2, three years later. If you’ve spent the last few years waiting for a trilogy capper, however, prepare to be disappointed, as Evans has confirmed that The Raid 3 isn’t going to happen:

With his new film, Apostle, having its world premiere last night at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, I had the chance to sit down with Gareth Evans earlier today, and it was at the very end of the interview that I asked for an update on The Raid 3. Knowing that he is currently in the process of developing his first television show, I asked if the sequel was something that was on his radar, and he explained that while the project was in development for a while, it’s time has no passed and he’s moved on to other things.

Based on an original screenplay by Gareth Evans, the first The Raid starred Iko Uwais as Rama – a member of an elite S.W.A.T. team assigned a mission to take down a tenement controlled by a violent and dangerous mobster. The sequel, in turn, saw that mission expand, as Rama goes undercover in an attempt to root out corruption within his department. Both films earned glowing reviews from professional critics and audience, most of the excitement generated because of the films’ remarkable fight scenes, and even for a time Hollywood considered an English-language remake. That project never came together, however, and now it looks like The Raid 3 is going to share a similar fate.

Gareth Evans is definitely staying busy, though, and is also experimenting in new genres. You’ll be able to see his new horror feature in just a few weeks, as Apostle — which stars Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, and Lucy Boynton — will be arriving on Netflix on October 12th. Between now and then, be sure to stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for more about the film as well as more from my interview with the writer/director!

The PlayStation Vita Is Officially Coming To An End

Sony’s PlayStation Vita came rip-roaring onto the market back in late 2013. The portable device was supposed to be Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s 3DS, which preceded it by two years on the market. The handheld boasted some high-end features at the time of its release, including the much-requested dual thumbpads that operated like the standard analog sticks on the DualShock or Xbox controllers. But even with all of the high-end features the system sported, it still wasn’t enough to catch up with the Nintendo 3DS in sales. It also wasn’t able to maintain a steady flow of software to keep it competitive over the years. Even with Sony’s initial aggressive marketing for the platform, it was recently made clear that the PlayStation Vita’s waning support in recent years was a sign of the times and that the system is officially coming to an end.

Gematsu is reporting that the PlayStation Vita’s manufacturing will come to an end in 2019, in Japan. According to Sony Interactive Entertainment senior vice president Hiroyuki Oda, there are no plans for a PlayStation Vita successor, which was revealed recently during an interview that Oda had with Famitsu, where they talked about portable gaming, and the PlayStation Classic.

This news shouldn’t be too surprising, given that the PS Vita hasn’t been featured at any of the major trade show events in the last couple of years in any significant way. Many gamers would ask about the Vita and its line-up of software, but Sony became increasingly reticent in talking about or supporting the portable with first-party software.

Eventually the only software support it received was from third-party publishers, and then eventually even that began to wane, resulting in the system running on fumes and skeletal game support in the last couple of years.

Publishers like Sega released titles like Valkyria Revolution and Koei Tecmo rolled out Blue Reflection in 2017, but those are niche games. The high-profile AAA portable outings like Uncharted and God of War practically dried up, and if you were into indies like SteamWorld Dig 2 or remastered re-releases like Full Throttle, you might have found a game or two to satiate your desire to play on a Sony portable while on the go. But otherwise the offerings were minuscule and almost all of the games were ports from other platforms.

Sony is now focusing solely on the PlayStation 4 at the moment, putting the Vita on the back burner and now aiming to shut down production in Japan for good come 2019. Most assume that once production in Japan ceases both Europe and the Americas will follow soon after.

According to Oda, Sony is intent on getting the PlayStation Classic out. That’s why the company has no plans to announce a new handheld device. Even following the release of the PlayStation Classic, it doesn’t sound like Sony will be pursuing handheld devices any longer, especially with the fierce competition and stranglehold that smartphones have on the market and with Nintendo’s Switch and 3DS dominating the sales charts.

Justin Theroux Says His Divorce From Jennifer Aniston Was ‘Heartbreaking’

When Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their divorce earlier this year, their joint statement stressed it was a “mutual” and “loving” decision. “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” it read. “Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly.”

But, of course, wild rumors spread anyway. Sources claimed they were breaking up because of infidelity, because Theroux’s party lifestyle was too much for chill Aniston, that she wanted a child. (Aniston herself had to shut down that last one.) Throughout these reports, Theroux remained silent about the relationship’s end…until now. In his first in-depth profile since the divorce, with The New York Times, he opens up about his life with Aniston.

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“It was heartbreaking,” Theroux says of the split, “only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day. But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”

Theroux also echoed the divorce statement, saying the whole thing was very amicable. “The good news is that was probably the most—I’m choosing my words really carefully—it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity,” he says. “In a weird way, just sort of navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part.”

As for why they broke up, Theroux remains pretty vague. At one point in the interview, though, he cites the “carny lifestyle” that comes with being an actor and the frequent separations it causes.

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“Again, neither one of us is dead, neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other,” he says. “It’s more like, it’s amicable. It’s boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be.”

Since the divorce, he’s moved to New York City from Los Angeles and stars in Netflix’s new series Maniac. But is he dating? “Is this the part where I coyly raise an eyebrow and not answer the question?” (So, he’s probably-definitely dating.)

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