TIME movies

Watch James Bond Return in the First Spectre Trailer

007 faces a formidable set of villains in the new movie

The long-awaited first teaser trailer for the next James Bond film, Spectre, premiered Friday night.

SPECTRE, fans will recall, is the evil organization behind attempts at world domination in classic Bond films like Thunderball and You Only Live Twice (That name? It’s an acronym: Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). The new film will presumably reveal some of SPECTRE’s origins as Bond encounters it for the first time.

Ralph Fiennes takes over as the new M in the new movie, set for release Nov. 6, as Bond hunts down a cryptic message from his past to discover the shadowy organization.

Sam Mendes, who helmed Skyfall, will direct the film starring Daniel Craig as Bond, Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser, Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Andrew Scott as Denbigh.

Read Next: Here’s Why the Next James Bond Film Is Called Spectre

TIME Music

Kendrick Lamar Finally Tops the Billboard Charts With To Pimp a Butterfly

Reebok And Kendrick Lamar Take Over The Streets Of Hollywood With #GETPUMPED, Fusing Fitness And Music With A Ground-Breaking Live Event
Chris Weeks—Getty Images for Reebok Kendrick Lamar performs at #GETPUMPED live event. Reebok And Kendrick Lamar Take Over The Streets Of Hollywood, Fusing Fitness And Music With A Ground-Breaking Event on March 24, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.

It's the rapper's first no. 1 album

Despite being widely regarded as the best rapper around—even by those who defeat him at the Grammys—Kendrick Lamar hadn’t yet topped the charts with an album. That changed Friday when To Pimp a Butterfly debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated April 4.

The rapper had previously made it to No. 2 on the charts with Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City in 2012.

Fun fact: To Pimp a Butterfly also now holds the record for being the first No. 1 album with the word “pimp” in the title. The closest any other record with the word “pimp” has ever come is Pimp C’s Pimpalation, which made it to No. 3 in 2006.

Read Next: Kendrick Lamar’s Butterfly Effect

[Billboard]

TIME movies

Jake Gyllenhaal Hits Hard in Southpaw Trailer

Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams and 50 Cent co-star

Jake Gyllenhaal can pack a punch in the first trailer for Southpaw, a boxing film directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter). Gyllenhaal plays a boxing champion whose violent behavior has grave consequences for his family.

Rachel McAdams, 50 Cent, Rita Ora and Forest Whitaker co-star in the film. The trailer also features a new song from Eminem. The film arrives in theaters July 31.

TIME Crime

No Murder Charge for Suspect Who Cut Out a Pregnant Woman’s Fetus

Cheryl Swanson, left, Elaine Derstine, and her daughter, Michelle Smith, are part of a moment of silence during the vigil.
Cliffv Grassmick—AP Cheryl Swanson, left, Elaine Derstine, and her daughter, Michelle Smith, are part of a moment of silence during the vigil.

Prosecutors say Colorado law does not consider the fetus to be a person

A woman accused of cutting an unborn baby from a mother’s womb in Colorado will not be charged with murder.

Alleged attacker Dynel Lane struck after Michelle Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, answered Lane’s Craiglist ad for baby clothes on March 18. When Wilkins arrived at Lane’s home, Lane beat her and cut out the fetus, police said. Wilkins locked herself in a room, called 911 and directed police to her location, saving her own life. The baby didn’t survive.

Prosecutors told the Denver Post Thursday that they cannot bring murder charges because Colorado does not recognize a fetus as a person by law unless it can survive outside the womb for an unspecified period of time. However, they will likely charge Lane with the unwanted termination of a pregnancy, a felony.

“Under Colorado law, essentially, there is no way murder charges can be brought if it’s not established that the fetus lived as a child outside the body of the mother,” District Attorney Stan Garnett said in a news conference last week.

Meanwhile, Republican representative Fordon Klingenschmitt is facing outrage for calling the attack an “act of God” on his evangelical YouTube channel. “This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb,” he said. “And part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our women are ripped open.”

Though both Republicans and Democrats have condemned Klingenschmitt’s words, the conservative representative told Fox affiliate KFOR that he refuses to apologize for the comments.

[Denver Post]

TIME Religion

George Takei Asks Twitter Followers to #BoycottIndiana Over Religious Objections Law

Critics say the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legalizes discrimination

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday that allows business owners to deny same-sex couples service on religious grounds, then quickly defended it. Within hours, Star Trek actor and LGBT activist George Takei took his outrage to Twitter using the hashtag #BoycottIndiana, which began trending.

Democratic lawmakers, LGBT rights activists and civil liberties groups have argued that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legalizes discrimination. And other celebrities aside from Takei have questioned Pence’s decision to sign the bill. On Monday, Jason Collins—the first openly gay NBA player—tweeted at the Governor, asking him if he will be discriminated against when he attends the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis next week.

On Thursday, the Indianapolis-based NCAA, expressed its own doubts. “We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement.

Several other businesses plan to protest the law by denying Indiana their business. The gamer convention Gen Con threatened in a letter to pull its event out of Indianapolis when its contract with the city ends, and Mark Benioff, CEO of the $43 billion tech company Salesforce, said company will no longer proceed with its plans to expand to the state.

Read next: Indiana Governor Defends Signing of Religious Objections Bill

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TIME Accident

19 Injured in New York City as Apparent Gas Explosion Results in Multiple Building Collapse

Four civilians are reportedly in critical condition

Three buildings in a heavily residential area of New York City collapsed as a fire broke out in a fourth, leaving 19 injured in what is suspected to be a gas-related explosion.

Four of the injured are in a critical condition, a spokesman for the city’s fire department told reporters late Thursday.

The blast took place just after 3 p.m. in the highly residential East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, and about 250 firefighters and EMS workers responded to the scene around 3:20 p.m., local time. Firefighters searched the buildings before the first one collapsed 15 minutes later, forcing them out.

The fourth building “is still involved with some pockets of fire, it’s still an active scene,” he said. “Investigation is still ongoing.”

In a news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio said preliminary reports suggest that plumbing or gas work was being done in a building on Second Avenue before the explosion took place.

The buildings near the corner of Second Avenue and 7th Street contain both residences and businesses, including a sushi restaurant and a popular late-night Belgian fry shop called Pommes Frites.

Ben Mackinnon, 28, heard an explosion while sitting in a cafe across the street from the buildings. He then reportedly saw several men covered in blood emerge from the sushi restaurant, and said one of them fell onto the sidewalk.

“The explosion was big enough that the door of the cafe blew open,” Mackinnon told Reuters.

Other eyewitnesses corroborated his account, with nearby bakery-owner Moishe Perl saying he saw the lower floors of a building starting to crumble after hearing the explosion.

Consolidated Edison is shutting down the gas in the impacted area and has sent a team to investigate the cause of the explosion, according to a Con Ed spokesman. The company’s president said at the news conference that Con Ed workers who had visited the building earlier in the afternoon to inspect work being done by a private company found that work unacceptable and recommended not introducing gas. The explosion happened about an hour later.

The city’s Office of Emergency Management sent out an alert telling people in the area to close their windows and stay away from the smoke. The smell of smoke spread at least as far as midtown Manhattan, a couple miles away.

A spokesperson for the Red Cross said a temporary shelter for displaced residents of the 49 units in the buildings has been set up at an elementary school in the area.

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TIME College Basketball

West Virginia Gets Cocky Before March Madness Game Against Undefeated Kentucky

Dayton v Oklahoma
Jamie Sabau—Getty Images Daxter Miles Jr. #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts after dunking the ball during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

"They're going to be 36-1," a WVU freshman says

West Virginia freshman Daxter Miles Jr. made a bold prediction to the media on Wednesday when he guaranteed that his team would beat undefeated Kentucky in their sweet 16 matchup Thursday night.

“[I] salute them to getting to 36-0. But tomorrow they’re gonna be 36-1,” Miles declared out of either confidence or hubris.“They should be more intimidated. Because they’re the ones who have the high standard, and we’re coming for them.” He went on to say the Wildcats wouldn’t be able to pass the ball under the Mountaineers’ press.

West Virginia, a 5 seed , has just a 13% chance of snapping 1 seed Kentucky’s streak, according to Nate Silver’s predictions at FiveThirtyEight. And bettors have the Wildcats as a 13-point favorite over the Mountaineers.

Even West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was careful to hedge Miles’ claims. “I don’t know,” he said when asked if the press could stop Kentucky. “I hope so. It’s going to be a long day for us if we can’t.”

But who knows. With Miles’ conviction, March Madness could just get that mad. Kentucky and WVU play on Thursday at 9:45 p.m. EST.

[ESPN]

TIME celebrities

Duck Dynasty Star Finds New Controversy in Anti-Atheist Speech

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
Kris Connor—Getty Images Phil Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 27, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Phil Robertson is no stranger to scandal

Phil Robertson, the paterfamilias on A&E’s Duck Dynasty who also frequents the Christian speaking circuit, has stirred up controversy yet again by inventing a bizarre parable in which an atheist family is raped and murdered.

The conservative reality television star has a reputation for sounding off about controversial issues. In 2013, he came under fire for making homophobic remarks in an interview with GQ. This time, his focal point was atheists, whom—he asserted—have no moral compass because they do not believe in God. Here is the graphic story he told, per the audio from Right Wing Watch:

I’ll make a bet with you. Two guys break into an atheist’s home. He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. And then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them and then shoot them and they take his wife and then decapitate her head off in front of him. And then they can look at him and say, ‘Isn’t it great that I don’t have to worry about being judged? Isn’t it great that there’s nothing wrong with this? There’s no right or wrong, now is it dude?’

Then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood and hold it in front of him and say, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if this [sic] was something wrong with this? But you’re the one who says there is no God, there’s no right, there’s no wrong, so we’re just having fun. We’re sick in the head, have a nice day.’

The moral of the tale? “If it happens to them, they probably would say, ‘Something about this just ain’t right,'” Robertson said.

Some fundamental Christians, like Robertson, believe that morality is dependent on the existence of God and by rejecting God, atheists also reject morals. A writer at the Friendly Atheist blog responded, “I don’t know a single atheist or agnostic who thinks that terrorizing, raping, torturing, mutilating, and killing people is remotely OK, and I frankly think that Robertson doesn’t either.”

A&E declined to comment on Robertson’s speech.

TIME Education

Dartmouth Investigates Frat for Branding Pledges

The Alpha Delta fraternity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on June 9, 2006.
Larry Crowe—AP The Alpha Delta fraternity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on June 9, 2006.

Its Alpha Delta chapter inspired Animal House

Dartmouth College said it is investigating its Alpha Delta chapter for branding the skin of new members. If found guilty, the chapter could be suspended or lose recognition by the college permanently.

A group of pledges for the fraternity that inspired the film Animal House (1978) say they voluntarily agreed to be branded, a lawyer for the chapter, George Ostler, told Bloomberg Business. The permanent marks were “a form of self-expression, similar to body piercing or tattoos,” he said. “The facts are that no hazing occurred. No one has been injured by this activity.”

This is far from Alpha Delta’s first infraction on the Dartmouth campus, the report adds. Within the last two years, the chapter has been fined for serving alcohol to minors, publicly apologized after hosting a “Crips and Bloods Party” and had one of its members admit to urinating on a woman from the frat’s balcony. The fraternity is currently suspended for violating drinking-related campus rules.

Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon, a former Alpha Delta member, has taken measures to curb the dangerous aspects of greek life on campus. In January, he banned hard liquor. Dartmouth’s Interfraternity Council also recently outlawed any form of pledging due to complaints of abuse. (The branding incident took place before these rules went into place.)

MORE: Fraternities Are Their Own Worst Enemies, Not Drunk Girls

Critics of greek life at Dartmouth have called for a complete overhaul of the fraternity system. Andrew Lohse, a former member of Dartmouth’s SAE fraternity who wrote a book called Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy, told TIME last September that many fraternity members at Dartmouth ignored and even joked about school rules. He went on to tie the hazing culture in fraternities with rape culture on college campuses. “When you talk about hazing, nobody is really consenting to it,” he said. “The power dynamic of being coerced to do all these humiliating and sexualized or homoerotic things [during hazing] mirrors this power dynamic that many people would argue occurs when women walk into a fraternity.”

The Dartmouth investigation comes as fraternities across the country face allegations of racism, sexism and hazing. Two Sigma Alpha Epsilon members were suspended at the University of Oklahoma for using racial slurs and referencing lynching in a video. And Penn State is reviewing its Greek system after discovering a Kappa Delta Rho-run Facebook page featured naked or partially nude women who appeared to be passed out.

READ NEXT: Will Ferrell Says Oklahoma Incident an ‘Argument for Getting Rid of’ Frats

[Bloomberg]

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