This just in: Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook) and Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) are currently writing a comedy and plan on starring in it. A chance to see Katniss smile? Count us in! No word yet on plot, but we can only hope that America’s newly minted dream team channel some of their manically charming interview charisma. Discuss
It's time to find your old WWJD bracelet, Beliebers. The pop superstar trio of Justin Bieber, Diplo and Skillrex sat down with The New York Times this week to talk about their new song “Where Are U Now,” and if you look closely at a few brief frames around the 6:30 mark (below), you may notice that the singer is wearing a subtle piece of retro youth group fashion. That’s right, Biebs is rocking a WWJD bracelet. A quick Google image search reveals that Bieber’s been spotted wearing the church swag before, particularly earlier this summer.
Our online investigation led us to the far corners of the Bieber interweb, to outposts like Bieber-fashion.tumblr.com, showing that the polarizing pop star may in fact be actively attempting to bring back the bracelet every 15-year-old church kid had to have in 1998. Considering he recently chose a worship song by Bethel Music for one of his top jams, the fashion choice should be of no surprise. Who knows, there may actually be Abreadcrumb and Fish T-shirt hiding in his wardrobe.
“Rumor has it” that Adele (aka the true queen of pop…and the ruler of anything else she wants to be) has a new album on the way. While it’s still all very speculative, it seems likely that keeping in line with her other age-titled albums, 19 and 21, this one will be called 25. Billboard reports that Tobias Jesso Jr. wrote a song for the album after the singer tweeted her love for the piano man. Swedish producer extradinare Max Martin, Danger Mouse and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder are also said to have had a hand in the production. Expect a November release date. Discuss
Kate Mara (House of Cards, Fantastic Four) and David Oyelowo (Selma) talk about faith, redemption and the power of forgiveness in this featurette about their upcoming film Captive. The movie is based on the book An Unlikely Angel, which recounts the true story of Brian Nichols, an escaped inmate who kidnapped a mother and recovering drug addict Ashley Smith, holding her hostage. While captive, the two read Rick Warren’s best-selling faith devotional The Purpose Driven Life before Nichols' eventual surrender. Discuss
The Truth Campaign has posted its latest anti-smoking PSA online—a few days before its TV debut on the MTV VMAs—and it’s pretty trippy. The spot takes place at a house party where characters from random Internet memes randomly materialize to warn teens of the dangers of smoking cigarettes and even hookahs. If there’s anything that will serve as a deterrent from a life-long nicotine addiction, it’s a unicorn vomiting rainbows all over you. Discuss
Police in Austria arrested three men in connection with the gruesome discovery of 71 bodies, believed to be migrants attempting to flee war-ravaged Syria for safety in Europe. Authorities believe that the group suffocated to death while be transported by human traffickers in the back of a box truck. The country’s interior minister called for a crackdown on traffickers, saying, "People smugglers are criminals and not well-minded helpers. They do not care about the well-being of the refugees, they care about profit." Two of the men arrested were drivers of the truck that was left abandoned on the side of the highway. The other owned the truck. According to the International Organization for Migration, this year alone, 2,373 migrants have died at sea while attempting to get to Europe, many on dangerous boats overloaded by human traffickers. Discuss