The second top spot is quite a few million below Scarlett Johansson’s, as Angelina Jolie made $28 million, thanks to her upcoming reappearance as Maleficent in the Disney sequel, set to be released in 2020. Jennifer Aniston took the third spot with $19.5 million, primarily due to her huge branding endorsements with Emirates airlines, Smartwater and Aveeno. Although Jennifer Lawrence’s recent films Mother! and Red Sparrow weren’t big hits, she was next on the list with $18 million, as she also gears up to star in X-Men: Dark Phoenix next year. Big Little Lies actress Reese Witherspoon is the fifth highest paid actress with $16.5 million in earnings, with $7 million of the pie due to her acclaimed HBO series, since she was apparently paid $1 million per episode. Closing out the top ten list was Mila Kunis, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy and Gal Gadot, respectively.
After months of speculation (thanks in large part to a string of adorable photos and one closed-down Tiffany store rumor), Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas finally confirmed their engagement yesterday by sharing a string of sweet, intimate photos from their traditional roka ceremony on Instagram. In Hindu religious tradition, roka ceremonies are highly significant pre-wedding ceremonies signifying the first step in the wedding process. They take place in front of members of both families and are often followed by a big celebratory party. In Priyanka and Nick’s case, the big afterparty took place Saturday night in Mumbai, and according to photos and videos that guests shared on Instagram, it was a pretty magical celebration.
Taking to Instagram stories, Nick Jonas shared an adorable video from the dance floor, where the singer head-bops alongside Priyanka as she dances with her friend and fellow actress, Anusha Dandekar.
Jonas also shared two sweet photos from the party—one of the couple with his parents Denise and Kevin Jonas Sr, and another of his father and Chopra’s standing side by side.
Priyanka’s cousin, actress Parineeti Chopra, also shared an inside glimpse of the party, posting a string of photos with the newly-engaged couple to her Instagram. But what was perhaps even more intimate was a post the actress shared on Instagram alongside a sweet message that called Jonas “the perfect man” for her cousin.
“Today I witnessed magic and a fairytale…When we were kids, mimi didi and I used to play “ghar ghar”. We would pretend to be shy brides, have imaginary children, and serve tea to our husbands! 🙈🙈 cheesy, but its because we always believed in the magic of love and hoped we would both find that perfect man for us one day!! Today there was no pretending. I cant think of a more a perfect man for her. Like I said this morning, there are two ways of judging a human being. One – travel with them, and two, eat with them. Nick, I have done both with you. And so I know you’re perfect for her!! Love her, because she loves you like mad! Protect her, because shes strong, but a soft soul inside. I love you both and wish you all the happiness forever!!!!! HAPPY ROKA AND FUTURE WEDDING!! 💍💑@priyankachopra @nickjonas”
She also posted a few more moments:
Actress Alia Bhatt also shared a sweet memory from the party:
But these post-engagement party photos weren’t the only heartwarming images that surfaced on Instagram yesterday. After Nick and Priyanka officially confirmed their engagement, Nick’s mom Denise Jonas posted an adorably sweet message for the happy couple. “‘I have found the one whom my heart loves’ Song of Solomon 3:4 Congratulations @nickjonas @priyankachopra on your engagement. Welcome to the family!”
Nick’s dad, Kevin Jonas Sr., joined in, posting photos from the day with the caption: “What an amazing day of celebration for @nickjonas and @priyankachopra engagement and Indian culture.”
Priyanka’s future sister-in-law Sophie Turner also took to Instagram to congratulate the couple—posting a photo and adorable caption praising Jonas for his choice of bride-to-be. “Wow. First I’m blessed with an incredible future brother-in-law, and now such an beautiful, inside and out, future sister-in-law. I’m so excited to welcome you into the family @priyankachopra. I love you both @nickjonas.”
In the end, if these gorgeous pics from the engagement festivities—and the loved-up vibes of the roka and party—are any indication, we’re betting the couple’s actual ceremony is going to be just as spectacular.
Renee Zellweger is a big name on the silver screen thanks to her roles in unforgettable films ranging from Jerry Maguire to Chicago to the Bridget Jones franchise, and she’s not done with film yet despite feeling driven to leave starring movie roles behind for a time. Nevertheless, Netflix has nabbed Zellweger for a TV series from the creator of Revenge, and it already sounds intriguing. Here’s what we know so far.
Revenge creator Mike Kelley is bringing a series to the small screen that could be unlike anything else on television, streaming or otherwise. He’s on board as executive producer as well as showrunner and writer for the new project, called What/If. Renee Zellweger signed on for what will be her first starring role in a television series in her whole career, which is almost difficult to believe. The Academy Award-winner has such a long and accomplished career that it would have only seemed natural if she’d had a stint on TV at some point. What/If could prove that she waited for a truly unique project to make a temporary move out of film.
What/If will be a “social thriller” that explores what happens when “acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.” The show will examine how one single choice can change the course of a person’s entire life, perhaps in ways that can’t be corrected in the long term. At first, the format for What/If sounds a bit like a real-world version of Lord of the Flies. As it happens, however, What/If is not being designed as a single-season series and it may not be based entirely on fictitious plots.
According to the series description, “each season” will handle a story inspired by source material that is consequential to modern culture. That’s not to say that What/If will use “ripped from the headlines” stories a la Law & Order: SVU to drive the plots, and we can only guess about what kind of source material will be used at this point. The description also makes What/If sound more like an anthology series than an ongoing show, so we may not want to count on Renee Zellweger starring if it does indeed score an order for seasons beyond the first.
Netflix hasn’t released details about Zellweger’s character beyond the fact that her name is Anne, but the first season will see newlyweds considering an offer that could result in a big (and much-needed) payday that unfortunately isn’t the most ethically respectable courtesy of a powerful woman. The show will run for ten episodes of one hour each. Joining Mike Kelley in an executive producing capacity will be Melissa Loy, Alex Gartner, Charles Roven, Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke. On board as co-executive producer is Jackie Levine.
Netflix has not yet confirmed when What/If will begin production or debut on the streaming service, so we’ll have to wait for more details of what’s to come with Renee Zellweger’s debut as a TV leading lady. For some streaming options while we wait, swing by our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule. If streaming isn’t always your style, take a peek at our fall TV premiere guide.
Eidos Montreal and Square Enix are gearing up for the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The upcoming third-person, action-oriented platformer will be making its way to home consoles and PC starting next month in September, but in the interim gamers will be able to catch up on some of Lara Croft’s older adventures on the Xbox One. It was recently announced that two classic Tomb Raider games have gone through the process of being made compatible with the Xbox One, and now the Xbox 360 third-person action titles are now available to play for those of you who have an Xbox One or Xbox One S or Xbox One X in your possession.
The news was rolled out by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb over on his official Twitter account, where it was confirmed that Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary are both available as backward compatible titles to play on the Xbox One.
The two games are actually chronologically linked, with Tomb Raider: Legend being a remake of the original 1996 game, Tomb Raider. It featured an all-new overhaul of the graphics, and a revamp of the classic gameplay.
Tomb Raider: Legend originally came out 12 years ago for the Xbox 360, PS2, and portable devices. It was a re-imagining of the Tomb Raider series for a new generation of gamer. Interestingly enough, the game still maintained a lot of similitude to the 1996 outing, keeping Lara in her classic gear and maintaining her spy-tier personality. It wasn’t quite as drastic as the Tomb Raider reboot that released back in 2013 and was a lot closer to the classic series on the old PSX and PC platforms.
The game still had Lara traversing through trap-filled tombs with lots of 3D platforming puzzles, and taking out giant dinosaurs and other vicious animals using Lara’s iconic twin pistols and shotgun. New to the series was the grappling hook and quick-time events to help add some cinematic flair to Tomb Raider: Legend.
The game was followed up with Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider: Anniversary, which maintained a similar visual style and characterization of Lara Croft, picking up and maintaining the continuity that was first established with the 2006 outing. Tomb Raider: Anniversary originally came out in 2007, just a year after Legend, and while it received some high marks for its design and gameplay, it failed to catch on sales wise, and it ended up tanking.
The series would have one more go-around before yet another reboot when Underworld released in 2008. However, for those of you who missed out on the other two games, you can play them right now on your Xbox One. If you have the old discs, you can just plop them in and install them, or if you have them attached to your Xbox Live profile, you can simply install them digitally.
It has been a while since news broke that CBS would definitely be bringing The Twilight Zone back via a reboot executive produced by Jordan Peele. No stranger to television, Peele says he was hesitant to tackle the iconic series. So, how did he get past it? In a recent interview, Peele opened up about why he got invested in rebooting the series and how he moved past his initial reservations. Peele said:
The new Twilight Zone will feature a presenter who introduces each episode, just as Rod Serling did on the original series. Along with explaining how he came to embrace taking on the reboot, Jordan Peele told Variety that he is considering being the show’s presenter. He shared that he is reluctant to do the on-camera role due to his on-screen persona’s connection to comedy, which he is concerned could compromise the work he has put into doing right by Serling’s legacy.
While Jordan Peele’s resume speaks for itself, his being such a fan of the original series is a definitive insight into the passion that will be helping bring the new series to life. With the news of Peele’s reboot officially being underway breaking in late 2017, it should not be too much longer before fans get their first look at the new series. At least, fans are closer to it than they were this time, last year.
Said reboot is set to make its way to television via CBS’ subscription streaming service CBS All Access. The original series and the first reboot both aired on CBS, while the second reboot was on UPN. So, it is returning to the CBS family by bowing on the eye network’s streaming service.
It has been many years since the latest reboot premiered. It finished airing roughly 15 years ago in 2003. So, more than enough time has passed for there to be another take on the beloved series. Jordan Peele earned tremendous critical and box office success with Get Out. Along with the movie’s numerous accolades, Peele won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. So, there is every indication that Peele’s involvement with The Twilight Zone reboot will deliver similar acclaim.
Jordan Peele is executive producing the series alongside Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez. There is no word on when The Twilight Zone reboot will premiere on CBS All Access. CinemaBlend will keep you posted though. If you need a show to tide you over until the reboot arrives, the original version of The Twilight Zone is currently available to stream in its entirety on Netflix.
Patrick Stewart is probably one of the most underrated actors in the business. He has an easily recognizable voice, and a very striking screen presence. It’s a shame that he hasn’t been used in more games throughout the ever-evolving world of interactive entertainment. Outside of a noteworthy performance in Castlevania: Lord of Shadows, Stewart has been vastly underutilized in the gaming space… until now. You get to hear Stewart’s commanding voice in action as he narrates the brand new trailer for the game My Memory of Us. The game was just recently announced by Juggler Games, and now has a debut trailer.
The new trailer starts with Stewart explaining that life can be like a fairytale even on seemingly normal days. During this time, we get a snippet of different scenarios involving a boy and a girl, playing out in a field, eating at a dinner table, and swinging from a tree. Things then change drastically, and the trailer takes on a far darker tone as Stewart explains that an evil robot army has begun invading the town. People have been rounded up. In a last desperate bid to save his friend, the young boy attempts to find her and rescue her from whatever fate the robot army has in store for her.
The trailer is really inventive, as it plays out more like a movie premise than a video game. In fact, if all you heard was Patrick Stewart‘s voice you would probably assume that My Memory of Us was a film of some sort. In a way, it does kind of look like some sort of experimental project.
In addition to Patrick Stewart, the entire game is in black and white, save for certain characters who are displayed with splashes of red. We see that the robots begin targeting those who are in red, taking them away. According to the game description, those in red are forced out of their homes and placed behind a wall. Since the girl is in red and the boy isn’t, she’s taken away by the robots and so the boy attempts to track her down so that they can be together, for better or for worse.
It’s interesting, how within the span of just a minute plus, the game takes on a very menacing tone. Originally My Memory of Us reminded me a little bit of Valiant Hearts: The Great War from Ubisoft. However, My Memory of Us goes for a more stark color contrast with the monochrome palette that then transitions into highlighting red among certain characters and objects. The game utilizes sketch-like graphics, giving it a very cartoon-like look. The designs and atmosphere also seem very much inspired by World War II.
The game will have puzzles to solve in a 2.5D perspective, a little bit like PlayDead’s Inside. There’s also a dialogue system, and different skills and abilities both characters can utilize throughout the adventure, a little bit like Papo & Yo. You can look for My Memory of Us to drop for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC starting October 9th later this year.
This week’s slate of new TV shows and movies is a little thin, but there are still a few premieres to look forward to. From the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards to the Younger season five finale and a new horror movie, Searching, here are all the shows and films to earmark for the week ahead.
The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time: SYFY is really squeezing every last bit it can out of this franchise. I’m here for it, if only because it’s inspired Tara Reid to launch a shark-inspired…fragrance? 8 P.M. ET on SYFY
2018 MTV Video Music Awards: Jennifer Lopez is snagging the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, plus Cardi B leads the pack with 10 nominations. 8 P.M. ET on MTV
Betty White: First Lady of Television: Valerie Bertinelli, Georgia Engel, Tina Fey, Valerie Harper, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gavin MacLeod, Carl Reiner, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Sullivan, Alex Trebek, and more celebrities honor Betty White in this TV special about her illustrious career. Premieres tonight on PBS
Younger: The season five finale airs tonight. What are the chances they go back to Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards? 10 P.M. ET on TV Land
Jersey Shore Family Vacation: The Jersey Shore gang is back again—again. In season two, the group heads to Las Vegas for a few wild days before setting shop back up in the Jersey shore. What’s going to happen? Shenanigans, obviously. 8 P.M. ET on MTV
The Innocents: Two teenage lovebirds who run away together quickly realize they actually have special powers. It’s like Twilight meets Bonnie & Clyde, minus the crime. Streaming on Netflix
Searching: Told almost exclusively from phone screens and computer monitors, this film (starring Debra Messing and John Cho) centers on a man whose life turns upside after his daughter goes missing. In theaters
Drew Michael: Comedian Drew Michael does a deep, funny dive on his love life in this new stand-up special. 10 P.M. ET on HBO
Who doesn’t love a good Instagram meme account? It’s not just us—celebs apparently get a kick from them too. That extends to a certain Riverdale star, Camila Mendes, who by light of a very telling comment buried in the comments section of a @mytherapistsays post, might have just confirmed that her fellow co-stars, Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse are dating.
If you haven’t kept up on the Reinhart-Sprouse off-screen saga, which, TBH, is just as mysterious as Riverdale itself: All signs point to them dating—some heartfelt birthday posts, flirty Instagram banter, and globe-trotting vacations—for several months now, though neither half of the couple has confirmed it.
That hasn’t stopped their co-stars from joining in the fun of the are-they or aren’t-they reports. Remember KJ Apa photobombing their adorable picture at the Teen Choice Awards last weekend? And when Apa’s on-screen girlfriend Mendes came across a “when you third wheel so much you basically become part of the relationship,” meme, it seems like she couldn’t resist tagging her Riverdale besties. A lot of us can probably relate to that third wheel situation, and the eagle-eyed pros over at @commentsbycelebs spotted Mendes chiming in on Friday with a hard same. “@lilireinhart @colesprouse we’re such a cute couple,” she commented on the meme that featured a scene from Ghost.
Cute, right? We kind of wish we were third-wheeling on the adventures of these two ourselves. As for her comment: It could confirm everything or it could confirm nothing—Reinhart and Sprouse could just be super-close platonically. But until one of them says for sure, we’ll just have to keep our eyes out for confirmation of their status.
Blake Lively is no stranger to being extra when it comes to her OOTDs—or her formalwear, either (her Met Gala dress famously took more than 600 hours to make). Case in point: On Friday, she stepped out in New York City wearing not one, but two velvet blazers (and no shirt) in autumnal jewel tones. She has definitely pulled off multiple outfit changes during the day during press tours in the past (gotta look ~ fresh ~), and Friday was no different. Along with the velvet outfit, she also wore the most neon-y green suit we’ve ever seen—and she looks incredible.
Lively’s look was full-on monochrome and coordinated, and we know where she drew her inspiration: from the runway of Versace’s S/S ’19 menswear show, where a model marched down the runway in the exact same pointelle-knit sweater, jacket, and trouser combo. (She seems to have tailored the fit of the trousers a bit—Versace showed them a bit longer and slouchier—but it seems more Lively’s speed this way.)
Here’s the Versace runway:
Who among us couldn’t take a page from Lively’s book here—after all, if you see something you like, who cares whether it’s from the men’s or women’s department? We’re feeling all sorts of inspired now (and, well, it’s almost flannel shirt and cozy sweater season).
Kylie Jenner just turned 21, and celebrated not only with a fully booked weekend of festivities but also with a Vogue cover, as you do. Jenner is also a billionaire—earning in two hours what most Americans make in a year—having created a virtual empire from her lip kits, which have blossomed into full-on makeup collections. Makeup has always been a part of the Kardashian look, and Jenner is one of the sisters who leans into it the most: The women in the family tend to wield contoured faces, feathery lashes, and, especially in Jenner’s case, full lips (she’s recently gotten rid of her lip filler, however).
So when the September cover of Vogue Australia was revealed, it was a big surprise that Jenner’s look wasn’t all strobing and baking and contouring—no judgement, just par for the course with the KarJenners. Instead, Jenner looked…almost makeup-free?
She’s photographed with an artfully wavy lob and a stripped-down version of the look we normally see from her: There might be a bit of blush, faux (or mascaraed) eyelashes, and lipstick (lip gloss, even) going on—we doubt it’s totally, 100-percent free of makeup—but it’s a relative smidgen.
Her makeup artist also ‘grammed about the cover, implying that the look came down to some (incredible) moisturizer: “This is So Major!! @vogueaustralia I would love to Say Makeup by me! but its Really Moisturizer by Ariel😂❤️ i feel beyond blessed to be apart of this moment with you @kyliejenner ❤️#makeupbyariel #kyliejenner”
We’ve seen more and more pared-down looks on magazine-covering celebs lately: Ariana Grande let her freckles show on the July cover of British Vogue; Christina Aguilera did the same for Paper earlier this year. These covers are symbolic of seeing these women—all of whom were on the verge of a major change (a new album for Aguilera, a new album plus an engagement for Grande)—in new lights.
Jenner’s life, of course, has been full of milestones lately: Besides the whole billionaire thing, she’s also setting into to being a mom—and wearing hair extensions worth $8,000 for her 21st-birthday look. Whatever’s coming next, it certainly seems like she’s ready for it.