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Kylie Jenner Went Bare-Faced for Her September Cover of ‘Vogue’

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 billionaireearning 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.

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It Sure Looks Like Lip Kit Queen Kylie Jenner Went Makeup-Free on This *Vogue* Cover

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 billionaireearning 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 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.

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Why Paul Walker’s Brothers Haven’t Watched Furious 7 Since The Premiere

With the tragic death of Paul Walker in November 2013, family, friends and fans were faced with saying a heartbreaking and abrupt goodbye to the 40-year-old actor. Additionally, the fate of the Fast & Furious franchise became uncertain, especially since Walker’s character Brian O’Conner, had a key role in the series since 2001. With Furious 7 in the middle of production at the time of Walker’s passing, the producers asked Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, if they would step in and contribute to a scene that would pay tribute to Walker and his role in the franchise. The actor was digitally superimposed over his brothers’ performances, in a touching scene where Brian O’Conner retires from the fast life and drives off into the sunset. The brothers did recently admit that they haven’t revisited the scene since watching Furious 7 at the premiere in April 2015. Caleb Walker explained:

The Walker brothers both have become first-time fathers within the last year. Preserving Paul Walker’ memory for for the loving fans of the franchise, themselves, and for their children, continues to motivate their willingness to keep their brother alive onscreen– even if the product is an understandably strange concept for them to wrap their heads around. The brothers have also been promoting I Am Paul Walker, a one-hour documentary. They both contributed heavily to the documentary about the actor’s life which premiered on the Paramount Network last weekend.

In the interview with Associated Press, Caleb and Cody Walker also showed their openness to pay tribute to their brother again in a future Fast & Furious installment. Fast & the Furious 9 and 10 are reportedly in the works, so the brothers could return and give fans more closure for the character since Brian O’Conner is still alive and well in the fictitious world of the franchise. The said they envision the character making a brief appearance to “save the day”, only of course if it was well thought out and done tastefully.

Although the Fast & Furious franchise will never be the same again after Paul Walker’s passing almost five years ago, the action series continues to stay strong. Before it continues with Fast & the Furious 9, Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson will star in spin-off Hobbs & Shaw starring their characters, coming to theaters August 2, 2019.

Far Cry 5’s Next Expansion Is Zombies, Because Of Course It’s Zombies

The third (and presumably final) piece of the DLC puzzle for Far Cry 5 is set to launch later this month and, as promised, it will be pitting players against a set of tried and true enemies: Zombies. Now that series fans have freed Hope County, survived Vietnam and explored Mars, it’s time to make the “living dead” just “standard dead” across a series of movie-themed maps.

Ubisoft announced heading into the weekend plans to launch Dead Living Zombies across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Aug. 28. If you’re buying the DLC on its own, it’ll set you back $7.99. If you already picked up the $29.99 season pass or own the Gold Edition of the game, you’ll be getting this latest chunk of content at no additional cost.

While the Far Cry 5 campaign had players taking on a religious cult in the heartland of America in modern times, the three DLC chapters have done a nice job of changing things up. Hours of Darkness, for instance, saw players transported back to Vietnam where they had to navigate dense jungles and rely more heavily on stealth to rescue their captive teammates. Lost on Mars, on the other hand, saw players battling alien lifeforms on the Red Planet with some much less conventional weaponry.

As for Dead Living Zombies, players will take on the role of D-list actors trying to survive scenarios established by film director Guy Marvel. Marvel is attempting to create a fantastic zombie film and, to do that, you’ll need to fight your way through seven unique levels of zombie-slaying action. The maps were built with the in-game map editor and include things like military bases, farmlands, rooftops and the like. Once you beat a level, you’ll unlock a score attack mode that should help encourage repeat runs. Also, you’ll be earning new gear to take back into the main game, which is another nice incentive.

The premise sounds an awful lot like the zombies campaign from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare but, considering the tongue-in-cheek approach to this latest DLC content, that was probably intentional.

Even if you aren’t picking up this latest Far Cry 5 DLC, the game will soon boast a free update likely to please any fan of the online firefights. In Update 10, players will unlock new items to use I the map builders and, according to the press release, this includes new scripting tools and destructible objects. There have already been some very impressive maps/missions crafted in this mode, so we’re looking forward to seeing what the more creative players are able to come up with once they have more tools to work with.

Toronto May Be Getting An Overwatch League Team

It looks like Canada is set to have a home team to root for during the second season of The Overwatch League, with the fourth slot in the ongoing six-team expansion going to Toronto. The league plans to have two additional teams nailed down before September, so expect to hear a couple similar announcements in the weeks ahead.

Following a successful first season drawing millions of viewers and even getting a championship broadcast on ESPN, Overwatch League is looking to grow in the coming months. The plan was to add six new teams to the league’s roster before moving forward, bringing the total number of programs from 12 to 18. We recently reported that teams in both Atlanta, Georgia, and Guangzhou, China, were finalized, with a Paris team bid wrapping up. According to a report from ESPN, Toronto, Canada, is taking the fourth expansion slot.

According to the initial report, the bid for Toronto has entered final negotiations between Activision Blizzard and Michael Kimel who, along with his family and investors including OverActive Media, aim to pick up the Toronto slot for $35 million. For those ‘Mericans who aren’t super tuned in to our neighbors to the north, Kimel is a bigtime Canadian entrepreneur and OverActive Media is tied to Splyce, an esports organization.

As noted in our previous story, teams are going for quite a bit more money in season two than they did for the inaugural season. The initial batch of teams went for around $20 million a pop while these new franchises are selling for nearly double that figure. That goes to show that folks see Overwatch League as an organization, and future, worth investing in.

With four of the second season’s basically in the bag, now we’re curious to earn who will be taking the final two spots. We’ve got quite a few teams in the U.S. now, and it’s great to see Canada come on board. We’re hopeful the final two teams will come from somewhere in Europe or Asia-Oceania, as it would be great to see more nations have a local squad to pull for in the second season of competition.

As for when news of additional expansions will roll out, we figure it can’t be too far over the horizon. Free agency for these expansions is set to begin on Sept. 9, so we figure teams will want to be established before rosters start taking shape.

We’re also interested to see how the second season of Overwatch League will change in comparison to the first. Activision Blizzard is known for learning, adjusting and growing quickly, so we’re curious if any major structural changes will pop up. Then again, the first season turned out pretty great, so maybe they’ll just aim to readjust seasons/brackets to accommodate the extra teams and stay the course for the time being.

New Infinity War Video Goes Into The Visual Effects Of That Post Credits Scene

Fans know to expect at least two things from any Marvel movie: a post-credits scene and lots of CGI. (Purple men can’t conquer the universe with magical stones without little from a skilled special effects team.) And today we have a video that combines both of these things. Avengers: Infinity War had a ton of CGI utilized in almost every shot and the post-credits scene with Nick Fury was no different. Check out this VFX breakdown of all the special effects that went into Infinity War’s post-credits scene.

Any Marvel fan knows that they have to stick around until well after the movie is over before they can leave the theater. There’s always a post-credits scene, and that wasn’t any different for Avengers: Infinity War. Those still shell-shocked from the ending were treated to one last scene with Nick Fury and Maria Hill sending out a distress signal to Captain Marvel before they and the world around them vaporized to dust. For those movie fans curious about how all the various visual effects it takes to build these movies are layered on top of each other, this video breaks it down for you.

Rise is a Berlin-based visual effects studio that has worked on a number of movies over the years and their Marvel world includes Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and The Wasp, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. They were also one of the production houses to contribute work to Infinity War and the company showed off a few of its scenes from the blockbuster. In addition to some scenes set at Wakanda, Rise also worked on the post-credit scene and as you can see it had a lot of special effects. The entire street while Nick Fury and Maria Hill were driving was CGI, in addition to a few other small touches.

They also notably break down what the characters look like as they are turned to dust after Thanos’ snap. There’s obviously a lot of detail that goes into this part, and it’s nuts to look at a freeze frame of the dusting and see all the different particles floating off. Pray that they don’t release a breakdown of Spider-Man’s big scene and send us back into sadness.

It’s definitely an impressive display of visual craftsmanship, which you can watch to your heart’s content in Avengers: Infinity War. The hugely successful blockbuster is now out on 4KHD and Blu-ray, in addition to Digital HD, so you pause it to gander at all the little details as much as you want. There are still plenty of movies yet to release this month, so hit up our 2018 movie schedule to learn all about them. For more movie news, keep it right here at CinemaBlend.

Did Tim Miller’s Deadpool 2 Include The Fantastic Four?

While superhero movies are just about everywhere, there are are certain properties that stand out among the rest. Chief among them is Deadpool, which made history with its massive box office haul, R-rating, and fourth wall breaking protagonist. Deadpool 2 was ordered shortly after the first film’s release, although creative differences resulted in director Tim Miller departing the sequel, and being promptly replaced by David Leitch. While Deadpool 2 ultimately came through as a thoroughly enjoyable sequel, one has to wonder what Miller would have had in store. Now we’ve got an idea, and it turns out that he may have been mulling over the idea of bringing the Fantastic Four into the project.

This bit of revelation came from Deadpool storyboard artist Alexander Lozano, who has recently posted some of the art he rendered for Tim Miller during Deadpool 2‘s early stages of development. This included an image of The Fantastic Four’s Ben Grimm aka The Thing. While Lozano didn’t give any context clues or indication of the original planned sequel’s plot, the idea of the Merc with the Mouth teaming up with Marvel’s most famous family is enough to get any nerd shaking with FOMO.

You can check out Alexander Lozano’s post below,

I mean, how cool is that? Not only is this version of The Thing wearing a more extravagant costume than his previous two live-action versions, but the badass orange hero is also smoking a cigar. He’s basically the coolest thing fans never knew they needed in the Deadpool franchise.

The concept of the Fantastic Four joining Deadpool 2 is something that Marvel fans everywhere would love to see. Because 20th Century Fox owns the rights to the characters, the Fantastic Four has never been able to join the greater MCU. But putting them in Deadpool 2 would be totally legal, albeit a very unexpected choice. And considering the poor run the team has had during its previous two live-action runs, Marvel fans are hoping the Fantastic Four gets a better go at a blockbuster in the future.

We’ll jut have to wait and see what comes of the Fantastic Four in the wake of the pending deal between Disney and 20th Century Fox. But you can own your own copy of Deadpool 2 (sans the Fantastic Four) now. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Why Big Brother Hasn’t Gotten A Spinoff For The Jury House, According To Julie Chen

The Jury House plays such a vital role in the endgame of Big Brother that it’s a wonder CBS hasn’t tried to feature it and the ousted contestants in a separate spinoff show. Fans that have had that idea aren’t alone, as host Julie Chen admitted she to has wondered and even pitched the idea for a secondary show that goes into the goings on of the house. Unfortunately, the host said CBS didn’t bite, and explained why what sounds like such an obvious idea hasn’t happened yet:

Julie Chen is sticking to that classic adage of “never say never,” and gave rampant Big Brother fans hope during her chat with EW that there will one day at least be a live feed that showcases the goings on of the jury house. That said, it would appear that’s not happening until CBS finds a way to make it cost-effective, as setting up two programs that air simultaneously could theoretically double the cost of the show’s production. That’s quite a price jump considering the current status quo, which might be why executives have balked at what would initially seem like a no-brainer decision.

After all, life in the Jury House can’t be as entertaining as what’s seen on Big Brother. For starters, the jurors only slowly funnel into the private home, so if a spinoff were to kick off at the exact same time, it wouldn’t be a huge party of people hanging out. In addition to that, the house is full of people who, minus the occasional Big Brother where an ousted member can return, have no chance of winning. One can assume spirits are pretty low from cast members who get evicted, and the resulting mopiness wouldn’t make for the most entertaining television. That said, some Big Brother fans are the types willing to pour through hours of live feeds to catch one wild moment, so maybe CBS can just set up the cameras next season and let them decide whether or not it’s worth exploring further.

Big Brother airs on CBS Sundays and Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET, and Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET. Fans committed to watching have a pretty full television schedule at the moment, but that doesn’t mean they can’t DVR other great television to watch after a winner is chosen. Those looking to do just that can visit our summer and fall premiere guides to see what sounds interesting.

Blues Brothers Director Reveals What Aretha Franklin Was Like On Set

This week saw the sad passing of legendary singer and musical icon Aretha Franklin. In the wake of her death at the age of 76, there have been a number of heartfelt tributes and remembrances, showing respect for the Queen of Soul and the mark she left upon the world. While the vocalist will most be remembered for her indelible music and memorable live performances, she also made her mark on cinema. The singer’s first, and penultimate, feature film role came in the 1980 classic, The Blues Brothers. After her passing, the director of that film, John Landis, took some time to remember what she was like on set, saying:

Aretha Franklin was already the very famous Queen of Soul by the time she was in The Blues Brothers so it is neat to hear that she wasn’t a diva on set, especially given her well earned reputation. So since as a diva naturally accustomed to the finer things, Aretha Franklin wasn’t super thrilled with her plain waitress costume in the film. The most interesting thing John Landis reveals in his column for The Hollywood Reporter is how being a true singer is what gave Aretha Franklin the greatest difficulty when filming The Blues Brothers. Used to making slight variations for each vocal performance, she had a difficult time lip syncing to the track. So she basically had to soldier through and go against her natural instincts as an artist to make it work.

You can check out Aretha Franklin as Mrs. Murphy, performing ‘Think’ in The Blues Brothers in the video below:

John Landis also revealed that he and Dan Aykroyd specifically wrote this scene for Aretha Franklin and they got lucky that she agreed to do it. Franklin did have some changes she wanted to make to the piano music, and she just sat down and did it herself. After all, why trust anyone else to do it when you’re Aretha Franklin? She also wanted to originally do ‘Respect’ for this scene but ‘Think’ worked for the script and the dialogue. Fortunately John Landis made it up to her in Blues Brothers 2000, where she gets to sing that iconic song as well as wear a much fancier outfit.

Although her only feature film roles came in the two Blues Brothers films, Aretha Franklin’s impact on film goes way beyond that. Her music has provided the soundtrack for a number of classic movie moments and will likely continue to do so probably for as long as the medium exists.

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Fantastic Four Writer Apologizes To Marvel Fans

In recent years, with a multitude of satisfying portrayals of Marvel characters in movies and television shows, one might easily forget the critical and box office wreck of 2015’s Fantastic Four was. Reports of drama during production last-minute reshoots plagued the film during editing, and director Josh Trank’s maintained that he had made “a fantastic version” that would never be seen. The movie was outright rejected by audiences. It earned one of the lowest box office openings for a Marvel- based film, and received overwhelmingly negative reviews. Fantastic Four was unnecessarily gloomy for a superhero film and left it’s talent including Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan, to play uninteresting one-dimensional characters. Three years later, one of its writers, Jeremy Slater has made a little apology about Fox’s big flop on Twitter. In his words: