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Meet the new supermodels: NBA players

Russell Westbrook’s new line with True Religion is meant to be layered, according to the brand

With the start of the new season still about a month away, National Basketball Association star player Russell Westbrook hasn’t been getting attention for his moves on the court lately. But, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard got lots of attention for making the rounds at New York Fashion Week. In a video for “Vogue,” he even offers his tips for making the most of the event.

“You have to dress for the show you’re going to, and sometimes you have to change throughout the day,” Westbrook advises.

More than an onlooker, Westbrook is also a player in the fashion industry. Designer apparel brand True Religion recently introduced a new capsule collection made in collaboration with Westbrook. A total of 17 pieces including denim, tees and accessories, the items “are meant to be layered,” according to the release, and include side-zip details and distressing.

Westbrook is just one of many NBA superstars making headlines for what they’re wearing. Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade’s ankle bracelets and short pants at the ESPY awards became a noteworthy style moment. And weeks ago, “GQ” magazine gave LeBron James an editorial high five for his “classic style combo” while visiting the set of “The Daily Show.”

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NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James at the 2016 ESPYS

On the court, National Basketball Association players may all wear the same uniform. But off the court, some of the sports’ biggest stars have their own sense of style. Beyond the endorsement deals and sneaker lines, basketball players are becoming fashion players. Experts say the sport’s culture – and the sculpted athletes themselves – are perfect for the fashion arena.

“They’re really tall and really fit,” said Kelly Cutrone, television personality and founder of fashion and lifestyle public relations firm People’s Revolution. “An athlete, especially a gladiator athlete, an amazon athlete… they’re like supermodels.”

They’re not just “like” supermodels. In 2014, Express Inc. EXPR, -1.39% signed Stephen Curry as a brand ambassador, with the Golden State Warriors star appearing in ads for the brand. He is no longer an ambassador for that brand, but is one of the big-name spokes-athletes for Under Armour Inc.UA, +0.91%

Cutrone highlights a number of reasons why fashion and the NBA would go hand-in-hand, including their high visibility, the strong and numerous basketball teams on the two coasts where fashion and celebrities are prominent, and the power of African-American culture.

“Now when you look at everything from the White House to the charts, you have Black culture dominating huge earning power,” Cutrone said, rattling off names like Kanye West, who has a fashion line of his own, Yeezy, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

Marc Beckman, founder and chief executive of DMA United, an advertising agency that also represents individuals and brands, pinpoints 2005 as an important year in the fashion history of the NBA. That year, NBA Commissioner David Stern instituted a dress code that outlawed things like sleeveless shirts and baggy jeans when players are involved in team- or league-related business.

The dress code was widely criticized as a racist response to the popularity of hip-hop style. But it was also the catalyst for a sartorial shift in the NBA, according to Beckman, whose firm has handled partnerships between New Orleans Pelicans player Anthony Davis and Saks Fifth Avenue HBC, -0.58%Westbrook and luxury retailer Barneys, and others.

“It’s interesting to look back at 2005 where most took this as an opportunity to wear gorgeous made-to-measure suits,” he said. “Now players really embrace fashion and luxury.”

The move away from the “power suit” and into some of the coolest trends is an indication of just how steeped in fashion the NBA has become. It makesmissteps like this summer’s “Chef Curry” sneaker from Stephen Curry and Under Armour stand out even more.

“Now LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Jeremy Lin all pull together looks that require fearlessness and a deep understanding of style,” said Mona Bijoor, chief executive of Joor, an online global fashion marketplace.

“These guys are just well versed in mixing preppy with Brooklyn hipster and a little bit street. And it all looks so effortless. The effortlessness is the taking it to the next level.”

 

Source: Meet the new supermodels: NBA players

Angelina Jolie Files For Divorce From Brad Pitt 

Brangelina no more!

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday, her lawyer confirmed to the Associated Press. The actors have been married for two years.

TMZ, which first reported the news Tuesday, claims Jolie cited irreconcilable differences and is requesting full custody of the couple’s six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox. Sources for the outlet allege the separation, listed as Sept. 15, has come as a result of Pitt’s parenting methods and consumption of marijuana and alcohol.

Pitt confirmed the news in a statement to People, saying: “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”

“This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time,” an attorney for Jolie said in a statement provided to Reuters.

Jolie and Pitt began dating while filming the 2005 movie “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” The pair, popularly known as Brangelina, got engaged in April 2012and later wed at a French château in August 2014.

Months before their ceremony, Jolie explained the couple’s careful consideration of the way marriage would fit into their family life in an interview with People, saying she and Pitt were “waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right.”

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the premiere of “By the Sea” in November 2015.

“We talk about it occasionally,” Jolie said in May 2014, allowing a public peek into the family’s dynamic, “and the kids talk about it with us, which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding. They will in a way be the wedding planners. It’s going to be Disney or paintball ― one or the other! We’ve got a lot of different personalities in the house. They’ve got some strong opinions.”

The actress also spoke about her six children and finding the “right person” in Pitt during an interview for Elle’s June 2014 issue.

“I never thought I’d have children,” Jolie told the magazine. “I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person. Having come from a broken home ― you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them.”

The marriage was not the first for either actor. Jolie was previously married to Jonny Lee Miller in 1996 and then Billy Bob Thornton in 2000 ― the same year Pitt married Jennifer Aniston. Four years later, Pitt and Aniston became embroiled in a dramatic separation and divorce after he met Jolie on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” After about five years of marriage, the couple’s divorce was granted on Aug. 19, 2005 and finalized on Oct. 2, 2005 ― just a few months after the movie debuted.

Superstar divorce attorney Laura Wasser is representing Jolie; she also represented the actress in her divorce from Thornton.

The Huffington Post has reached out to representation for both actors and will update accordingly.

This is a developing story. 

Source: Angelina Jolie Files For Divorce From Brad Pitt

Something To Think About Before You Donate Your Clothes 

 

Do you, like us, have a bag of formerly loved clothing sitting in your closet, waiting to be donated? If so, you might want to consider something before you stop procrastinating and actually do it.

The cycle of buying fast fashion and inevitably feeling the need to get rid of it directly contributes to the jaw-dropping amount of textile waste that ends up in landfills. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, about 85 percent of America’s 15.1 million tons of textile waste was sent to landfills in 2013. So donating your clothes instead of tossing them in the trash is a good idea, right?

Yes, but there’s a catch. Amy DuFault, director of communications at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator, has some thoughts about clothing donation that may surprise you.

DuFault says she doesn’t necessarily see clothing donation as being “bad,” explaining “it’s better than just throwing it away,” but says something that might seem like a small, helpful action of clothing donation might contribute to a broader issue with consumer culture. “Not being able to commit to giving your clothing another chance just means you are continuing to support a fast-paced cycle of consuming,” she said.

Stores like H&M offer clothing garment collecting services. They promise to take clothing donated in their stores ― H&M accepts all brands and conditions of clothing ― and use it for either resale, reuse into other products or recycle it.

But when we then take those clothes and donate them, we’re not considering the fact that some of them simply cannot be recycled. “The truth is, with most of H&M and other fast fashion brands’ clothing consisting of mixed materials, the technologies being created to recycle more than just cotton and polyester are still so new,” she said, meaning by giving them to the store, you’re basically adding one more step before the clothing ultimately gets sent to landfills anyway.

And it’s true, much of the clothing we wear is made up of a blend of materials. According to The Guardian, the challenge now is “finding a way to separate blended fibre materials so they can be recycled according to their own system. It’s this difficulty that means a T-shirt that’s 99 percent cotton and 1 percent spandex can’t be saved from landfill today.”

We’re doing our part by donating, but our part should start way before then. “You are buying into a fantasy that you have done something good. The good thing would have been at the very beginning, at the store, to have not bought the thing you didn’t really want in the first place,” DuFault said.

Of course, that notion doesn’t really get us anywhere when it comes to the clothing we have already purchased, and clothing donation is still a better option that simply discarding your clothing.

Katherine Oates is the marketing and communication manager for Housing Works in New York City, which according to Fashionista sells “double the national average” of clothing donated in its stores. The site reports that only 20 percent of donated clothing typically ends up on shelves of your average donation center ― with the rest going abroad, to recycling facilities and landfills ― but 40 percent of items donated to Housing Works goes into its stores. Clothing not sold goes in part to a “Buy The Bag” location, where customers can pay $25 to fill up a bag.

“Throwing away a T-shirt or two might not seem like a lot, but when many people have that mindset it quickly adds up,” Oates said. “In fact, it adds up to millions of pounds of textiles being thrown away each year. But when donated, those T-shirts add up for us too, they add up to someone receiving their HIV medication, a roof over their head or primary care they might otherwise not have received.”

Alternatively, DuFault suggests also reconsidering the things you’re getting rid of.

“Ask yourself why you’re not wearing something that at one time spurred you to buy it. Often times, it’s a simple edit in the neck, length or sleeve that can easily be fixed at your local tailor.”

Plus, chances are that item is going to end up coming back in style eventually, anyway.

There are other ways to donate besides dropping a bag off at Goodwill or The Salvation Army, too. Fabscrap, a New York-based textile company, will actually come pick up old clothing from businesses and repurpose it in its textiles. Wearable Collections will come pick up your used clothing, sort it out and either shred to make “low grade fiber products” or get “shipped to emerging markets throughout the world, where it provides access to affordable and stylish fashion.”

Source: Something To Think About Before You Donate Your Clothes 

Who Will Win And Who Should Win At This Year’s Emmys 

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If we’ve hit a golden era of television, the Emmys should be great fun, right? Right! This year’s roster of nominations gives us a fairly apt snapshot of the best in TV, or at least one as good as we can expect from a voting body that has granted “The Big Bang Theory” four Outstanding Comedy Series nominations.

In preparation for Sunday’s awards, I’ve humbly cooked up a handbook for who is likeliest to win. Predicting the Emmys isn’t as scientific as the Oscars ― there aren’t umpteen precursor awards and high-profile publicity blitzes to forecast these prizes. But with a little insight into the Television Academy’s voting history and the current critical zeitgeist, placing bets isn’t impossible. And to remind ourselves that no golden age is without some lackluster choices, I’ve suggested a snubbed replacement nominee in each category. Here we go:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series
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    Nominees: “Black-ish” / “Master of None” / “Modern Family” / “Silicon Valley” / “Transparent” / “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” / “Veep”

    Will win: “Veep” finally dethroned five-time champ “Modern Family” last year. Considering the political comedy hit an all-time high with its most recent season — tackling grief in all its tragicomic dimensions — it seems poised to win again. The problem? Every one of these shows has its own zeitgest-y stature, particularly “Transparent” and “Black-ish,” which grew more thoughtful in their second outings.

    Should win: Emmy voters are creatures of habit. They glom onto a few favorites and reward them over and over. As tempting as it is to champion something other than a repeat “Veep” victory, especially given today’s abundant comedy landscape, there just isn’t anything that touches Selina Meyer and her bumbling crew, who seized the presidency and then watched it slip away.

    Still snubbed: So, so many shows. Chief among them, “Getting On” and “Girls.” Bye, “Modern Family.”

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
    ABC
    Nominees: Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” / Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” / Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On” / Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish” / Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” / Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

    Will win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 4 for 4 in this category. One more, and she’ll surpass Helen Hunt for the most wins. Given the episode Louis-Dreyfus chose to submit for voters’ consideration, the one about Selina’s mother’s death, she seems impossible to beat.

    Should win: No one is doing better work on television right now than Louis-Dreyfus, but five consecutive trophies is a lot. Perennial Emmy fave Laurie Metcalf, could — and should — spoil, having shut down the “Getting On” hospital with agitated poise. But the show’s ratings were never splashy, so did enough voters even watch the show? If not, this award belongs to Tracee Ellis Ross.

    Still snubbed: Where is Rachel Bloom? She can have Amy Schumer’s spot, considering Schumer, ya know, isn’t actually crafting a character.

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
    Amazon
    Nominees: Anthony Anderson, “Black-Ish” / Aziz Ansari, “Master of None” / Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth” / William H. Macy, “Shameless” / Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley” / Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

    Will win: Jeffrey Tambor’s performance was even more delicate in Season 2 of “Transparent,” as Maura Pfefferman dove deeper into the nuances of her identity. Given his long tenure in the industry and the show’s importance, Tambor is hard to beat. That is, unless the TV Academy prioritizes diverse nominees, in which case Aziz Ansari has the acclaim to pull forward. The Emmys are still atoning for repeated “Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men” wins in this category, after all.

    Should win: It’s hard to argue against Tambor, but it’s not easy to imbue television’s most lovable character, Richard Hendricks, with a skittish versatility. That distinction belongs to Thomas Middleditch.

    Still snubbed: It was a pipe dream that the Emmys would pay attention to an edgy show like “You’re the Worst.” If they did, how about nominating Chris Geere instead of William H. Macy?

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
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    Nominees: Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” / Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent” / Allison Janney, “Mom” / Judith Light, “Transparent” / Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” / Niecy Nash, “Getting On”

    Will win: This category is mostly made up of industry vets experiencing television renaissances. How to pick one? Nobody from “Saturday Night Live” has ever received this prize, and, with the exception of “Mom,” none of these shows generate killer ratings. Allison Janney is a seven-time Emmy winner already, so her favored status may make for an easy box to check.

    Should win: For her soothing compassion and quiet rage as Nurse DiDi on “Getting On,” Niecy Nash is the only correct choice. The under-appreciated HBO gem ended its run this year, so the Emmys won’t have another chance to reward Nash.

    Still snubbed: Consistently the funniest person in any scene, Melanie Lynskey deserves recognition for “Togetherness.” I feel dirty for blaspheming Janney, but she’s had her time in this category.

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
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    Nominees: Louie Anderson, “Baskets” / Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” / Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” / Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” / Tony Hale, “Veep” / Keegan-Michael Key, “Key and Peele” / Matt Walsh, “Veep”

    Will win: It’s already clear that voters love at least two of these shows: “Veep” and “Modern Family.” Between them, Tony Hale and Ty Burrell have won four times over the last six years (two trophies each). With “Modern Family” falling out of vogue, the prize could very well land in Hale’s hands again. But it often seems there’s no supporting player more beloved on television right now than Tituss Burgess’ whimsical Titus Andromedon on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

    Should win: It’s hard to argue against Hale, but after two previous wins, it would be so much more fun to see Burgess nab it.

    Still snubbed: Voters are paying attention to “Silicon Valley” — just not to its supporting players, particularly T.J. Miller and Zach Woods. They were given more to do this year than Matt Walsh was on “Veep.”

  • Outstanding Drama Series
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    Nominees: “The Americans” / “Better Call Saul” / “Downton Abbey” / “Game of Thrones” / “Homeland” / “House of Cards” / “Mr. Robot”

    Will win: There’s no show on television that seizes more of the zeitgeist than “Game of Thrones,” the most honored drama in Emmy history. The final two episodes of its sixth season are some of the series’ best. There isn’t a competitor that’s consistent enough to dethrone the “Game,” even though Golden Globe champ “Mr. Robot” carries a lot of new-kid clout for its freshman season.

    Should win: See above.

    Still snubbed: The shaky second season of “UnREAL” annihilated a lot of the backstage reality-TV drama’s critical favor, but its first outing — the one that’s eligible for this prize — made for television’s sharpest prime-time soap. Better that than “Downton Abbey,” even if it finished its run on a relatively high note.

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
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    Nominees: Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline” / Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” / Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” / Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” / Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” / Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

    Will win: Rami Malek’s stardom has skyrocketed since the first season of “Mr. Robot” bowed last summer. It helps that the second season aired during the Emmy voting period, boosting its awareness. It’s hard to trace patterns in this category after the Bryan Cranston/Jon Hamm era, but the tortured psychology Malek brings to his character makes him the cool, weird kid in town. One problem: After three losses, Kevin Spacey is inching toward “it’s his time” territory.

    Should win: Bob Odenkirk was good on “Breaking Bad,” but he is great on “Better Call Saul.”

    Still robbed: Nix Spacey’s hammy drawl and pay some mind to Clive Owen, who battled another season of addiction on the sharp medical drama “The Knick.”

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
    ABC
    Nominees: Claire Danes, “Homeland” / Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” / Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” / Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” / Keri Russell, “The Americans” / Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

    Will win: “The Americans” went largely unrecognized throughout its first three seasons. Could Keri Russell right that wrong with a win? She has tough competition in Viola Davis, who would be a repeat winner, and Robin Wright, who remains the best part of “House of Cards.”

    Should win: The TV Academy can make up for consistently snubbing Russell’s “Felicity” work by handing her this award, which is not undeserved on its own. Or it can recognize Tatiana Maslany, who morphs into an ungodly amount of clones on “Orphan Black.”

    Still snubbed: Claire Danes’ time has come and gone. Her slot belongs to Carrie Coon, who moved away from grief and into mournful action in Season 2 of “The Leftovers.”

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
    PBS
    Nominees: Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones” / Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” / Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” / Maura Tierney, “The Affair” / Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones” / Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

    Will win: One more Maggie Smith trophy for the road? The Dowager Countess didn’t even earn a nomination last year, but voters may have a hard time splitting hairs over three different “Game of Thrones” actresses. Then again, it’s hard to think of anything else when Cersei Lannister is literally burning King’s Landing down. This will probably go to Lena Headey.

    Should win: For her steely vengeance arc, Headey deserves the Iron Throne and more.

    Still robbed: This list is long. Maisie Williams is the wrong Stark sister to champion — that should be Sophie Turner, who gave her maturest performance yet as Sansa on “Game of Thrones.” And sorry, Maggie Smith, but your posh retorts are nothing compared to the grief Christine Baranski showcased in the series finale of “The Good Wife.”

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
    AMC
    Nominees: Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” / Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” / Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” / Michael Kelly, “House of Cards” / Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline” / Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

    Will win: Peter Dinklage has snagged this trophy twice, so voters may be in the mood to toss it to Kit Harrington instead, whose evolution as a performer was evident in “Game of Thrones” this year. If not him, Jonathan Banks seems like the only one who’s strong enough to be our man.

    Should win: Ben Mendelsohn’s fame has ballooned over the past few years as the actor landed coveted roles in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Ready Player One.” Hopefully that helps to attract voters to his menacing turn on “Bloodline.”

    Still snubbed: If we’re being honest, it wasn’t Dinklage’s strongest season. Give his slot to Andre Holland for “The Knick.”

  • Outstanding Limited Series
    Outstanding Limited Series
    Nominees: “American Crime” / “Fargo” / “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” / “The Night Manager” / “Roots”

    Will win: This feels like a no-brainer. “The People v. O.J. Simpson” was the year’s most inspired series, a highbrow mix of grubbiness and camp.

    Should win: You could make easy cases for “Fargo” or “American Crime,” but there really was nothing more intriguing than “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

    Still robbed: This is a solid roster, but let’s swap “The Night Manager” for “Show Me a Hero.”

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
    FX
    Nominees: Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo” / Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” / Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” / Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” / Lily Taylor, “American Crime” / Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

    Will win: What a splendid group of women. Most of them come with a heap of industry clout, but it’s Sarah Paulson who generated the most attention, for her turn as O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark. It helps, too, that Paulson had a supporting-actress nomination for “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Voters won’t want to overlook her twice.

    Should win: This is the hardest, and the most exciting, category of any. Kirsten Dunst did career-best work as disenfranchised optimist Peggy Blumquist on “Fargo.”

    Still snubbed: Nope. No way. This category is perfect.

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
    FX
    Bryan Cranston, “All the Way” / Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” / Idris Elba, “Luther” / Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” / Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager” / Courtney B. Vance, “ “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

    Will win: We know the TV Academy adores Bryan Cranston, whose buzz stems from a role he first brought to Broadway. If it’s not Cranston, expect “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” vet Courtney B. Vance to prevail for his performance as O.J. Simpson defendant Johnnie Cochran.

    Should win: Vance all the way, baby.

    Still snubbed: Benedict Cumberbatch is old news, and Cuba Gooding Jr. was a few notes off as O.J. Simpson. Instead, “Show Me a Hero” in Oscar Issac (get it?) and show me the money in Patrick Wilson’s “Fargo” performance.

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
    FX
    Nominees: Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel” / Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager” / Regina King, “American Crime” / Melissa Leo, “All the Way” / Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

    Will win: If enough voters watched “American Crime” (doubtful), this trophy would act as a twofer, given that Regina King was left off the ballot for “The Leftovers.” Instead, it’ll probably go to industry vet Jean Smart, for her role as the steely matriarch of a crime clan on “Fargo.”

    Should win: Smart is a fine choice, but it is really is King’s moment.

    Still snubbed: Nix either of the “American Horror Story” ladies for Cristin Milioti on “Fargo” and/or Anika Noni Rose on “Roots.”

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
    FX
    Nominees: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” / Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager” / Jesse Plemons, “Fargo” / David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” / John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” / Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”

    Will win: No one feels like a sure bet here, but Sterling K. Brown’s performance unfolded in layers, channeling deeper internal reckoning with each passing week. His competition? Hugh Laurie, who earned six nominations for “House” but never won.

    Should win: Brown or Bokeem Woodbine, who seethed with wry danger as an executioner on “Fargo.”

    Still robbed: It feels wrong to pick on David Schwimmer, who was perfectly fine as Robert Kardashian. But Denis O’Hare was the lifeblood of “American Horror Story: Hotel,” sensitively portraying a transgender bartender named Liz Taylor.

Source: Who Will Win And Who Should Win At This Year’s Emmys 

22,000 years of climate change, captured by a cartoonist

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Deniers, prepare to get all riled up!

Randall Munroe, a one-time NASA employee who now runs the popular XKCD blog, posted a captivating graphic this week tracing climate change all the way back from 20,000 BC to the present.

Along the way, he took a whimsical tour of history’s major — and some not-so-major — events in an easily digestible comic strip with a clear message to those leaning on the “climate has changed before” mantra: No. Not like this, it hasn’t.

 

His graphic starts out by showing how much colder it was back then:

From there, Munroe touched on other moments, like the completion of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, while keeping an eye on the steady temperature relative to where averages stand now:

After his entertaining journey through time, he eventually landed on the punchline — The “current path” is alarming and unlike anything we’ve seen before:

 

Source: 22,000 years of climate change, captured by a cartoonist 

Miley Cyrus Pauses Performance To Comment On Fallon’s Trump Controversy 

Miley Cyrus just can’t be tamed.

Jimmy Fallon’s been under fire over the way he handled Trump’s appearance on “The Tonight Show” this week. Rather than ask hard-hitting questions, he engaged in banter with the GOP presidential nominee, even messing up his hair. Miley Cyrus let everyone know she was well aware of it during her “Tonight Show” performance on Friday.

While performing Bob Dylan’s “Baby, I’m in the Mood for You,” Cyrus took some time to acknowledge the controversy:

There is nowhere that I would rather be than right here in New York City playing this song with The Roots, and being here on Jimmy Fallon. Let’s all give it up for our host, who is always so much fun, unless you’re Donald Trump. And then don’t even think about messing with my hair, I’m serious.

Cyrus is vocal about her opposition to Trump. One time she even called him a “fucking nightmare,” so, yeah, she doesn’t like that guy. If Fallon tries to tousle Trump’s hair again, she might come in like a wrecking ball.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

Source: Miley Cyrus Pauses Performance To Comment On Fallon’s Trump Controversy

15 Stunning Images Show What Women Look Like When They Orgasm 

The female orgasm is a beautiful thing, and photographer Albert Pocej captured women at “the highest point of physical pleasure” in a new intimate photo series.

“There are so many fakes and acting in TV and advertising,” Pocej, who has been a photographer for 10 years, told The Huffington Post in an email Monday.

The 15 women featured in the black-and-white series were not professional models, but were willing to take part in the personal project. Pocej used both lapse photography and manual shots during the process to get the perfect shot.

“I wanted to show the real feeling, as real, it gets,” he said. “Every woman being is different, so are their orgasms. I wasn’t trying to make it any better [than] it is in life.”

Can’t do better than that. Scroll below for more stunning images and check out more ofPocej’s work on his website.

Check out more of Pocej’s work on his website

Source: 15 Stunning Images Show What Women Look Like When They Orgasm