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Jurassic World Director Talks About the Terrifying New Indominus Rex

"It's bigger, faster, louder, more vicious"

The fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise is set to premiere next month, and Director Colin Trevorrow has given hopeful fans the news on the fearsome (and synthetic) 50-ft. by 18-ft. dinosaur known as Indominus Rex.

“There’s always something around the corner that will make whatever you think is cool right now feel obsolete. And I feel like the Indominus Rex is the animal version of that,” Trevorrow says.

Trevorrow says that fans hungry for a vicious “killer” dinosaur got what they demanded: “It’s bigger, faster, louder, more vicious.”

Read the read of the interview at Entertainment Weekly.

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Watch Keanu Reeves Get in Trouble for Cheating in the New Knock Knock Trailer

Things get a little physical

If two beautiful women show up at the door, don’t let them in.

At least that seems to be the message of Knock Knock, starring Keanu Reeves. The latest trailer for the horror movie shows Reeves, whose character is married with children, letting two women into his house to wash up after they say they got caught in the rain.

Suffice it to say, things get a little physical between Reeves and the young women, in more ways than one.

Watch it above.

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Michigan Man Arrested for Driving 153 MPH on Freeway

That's over twice the speed limit

A 21-year-old from Michigan managed to clock a whopping 153 m.p.h. this week while racing a 2005 Dodge Magnum near Detroit on Interstate 75. He was arrested for reckless driving and his vehicle was subsequently impounded.

The unidentified man went 79 mph in a 70 mph zone before almost doubling that speed farther down the freeway, according to MSN.

“We do see speeds like this every once and a while on the freeways, but mostly it’s by high-performance motorcycles; it’s very seldom a vehicle,” Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw told Fox NY.

Alcohol does not appear to be involved and the driver says he was on his way home when police caught up with him.

As for the speeding, it appears the vehicle was modified as its 350 hp V8 engine can normally only do 130 mph thanks to a speed restrictor.

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Australians Are Trying to Decide if It’s O.K. to Swear at Sheep

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Activists say that sheep don't like being verbally abused

A complaint by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) over the abuse of animals at a remote Australian sheep station has prompted a debate over whether sheep can be cursed at.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) reports that PETA’s complaint, made in September 2014, was not solely about verbal abuse, but the use of offensive language toward the animals was an element of the complaint that had been taken seriously by animal-welfare organization the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

Steve Coleman, CEO of the New South Wales branch of the RSPCA, told the ABC that the organization would investigate “an allegation that puts at risk an animal, that would cause it unnecessary suffering.”

Ken Turner, the operator of Boorungie Station in outback New South Wales, where the cussing was alleged to have taken place, said, “The allegation was that bad language was used by an employee on the property in front of the sheep, and that they could have been offended by the use of bad language.”

The president of Lawyers for Animals, Nichola Donovan, argued that verbal abuse of “an extreme nature” could constitute “an act of violence” against an animal.

Although the PETA complaint has now been dropped, pastoralists remain wary about being seen as rude and upsetting by their woolly charges. The issue was debated at last week’s annual general meeting of the Pastoralists’ Association, where many members felt that colorful language was occasionally necessary during mustering and shearing.

Addressing the meeting, Dean Boyce of the RSPCA conceded that many of the complaints the organization received each year were “petty.”

For his part, Boorungie Station’s Turner said he had no plans to mind his own language in front of sheep. “We’ll continue as normal,” he told the ABC.


TIME Business

This Map Shows Which Cities Have the Highest Minimum Wages

Los Angeles just voted to raise its minimum wage from $9 to $15. See how other major cities stack up:

Los Angeles became the latest and largest city to raise its minimum wage, voting May 19 to up it from $9 an hour to $15 by 2020. (The federal minimum is $7.25.) The nation’s second largest city follows Seattle and San Francisco, which moved to gradually increase their minimum wages to $15 in 2014.

Here are the other major cities that have passed or proposed a higher wage floor. (Note: Most increases will be phased in between now and 2020.)


Source: The National Employment Law Project

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Remembering B.B. King, an Icon of the Blues

The legendary bluesman sat for LIFE photographer John Shearer in 1972

One of the most celebrated figures in the world of music, blues master B.B. King, died in Las Vegas on Thursday at the age of 89, according to the Associated Press, citing King’s lawyer.

The leading bluesman of his generation sold millions of albums over the course of his phenomenal career and was an inductee in both the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

His 2009 album, “One Kind Favor,” earned him his 15th Grammy.

Liz Ronk, who edited this gallery, is the Photo Editor for LIFE.com. Follow her on Twitter @lizabethronk.

TIME Television

Watch Rebel Wilson Feed Jimmy Fallon ‘Koala Poop’

"You don't want to like, try a little now."

Pitch Perfect 2 star Rebel Wilson offered Jimmy Fallon a taste of another one of her home country delicacies after the Tonight Show host found that he was not a fan of Vegemite, the yeast extract spread popular in Australia.

Koala poop.

“You don’t want to like, try a little now,” the Aussie actor asked Fallon as he feigned terror.

But Fallon may have been more receptive to this dish than he was to Vegemite. The pellets were only candy, after all — koala poop is only really a delicacy for baby koalas.

TIME Television

The Actor Who Voices Ned Flanders and Mr Burns Is No Longer Part of The Simpsons

The GRAMMY Museum Presents The Drop: Harry Shearer
Noel Vasquez—Getty Images Harry Shearer visits the The Drop at The Grammy Museum on October 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Fox just told Harry Shearer that his contract would not be renewed

Simpsons voice veteran Harry Shearer declared on Twitter Thursday that he would no longer be working with the iconic animated series.

The actor provides the voices for four characters — Mr Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner. Shearer said that a lawyer for executive producer James L. Brooks said that he “will not be part of” the show going forward. Shearer appeared to welcome the decision as an opportunity for him to pursue other projects.

The Hollywood Reporter said that the Emmy-winning Shearer had been the “lone cast holdout” in negotiations with Fox over seasons 27 and 28 of the hugely popular cartoon.

Shearer has been with the Simpsons since the show’s beginnings in 1989. Fox has not commented on his departure.


Morning Must Reads: May 11

Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Texas Storm Wreaks Havoc

About two dozen people were injured and some homes were destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van in northeast Texas, an emergency management official said. The storm was part of severe weather that stretched across north Texas on Sunday

Conservative Battle on the Horizon

Despite winning a majority in the British election, Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives aren’t guaranteed smooth sailing

Castro Thanks Pope Francis

Cuba’s President received a warm Vatican welcome on Sunday from the Pope, who played a key role in the breakthrough between Havana and Washington

Suspects Charged in Cop Killings

Two Mississippi police officers were shot to death during an evening traffic stop that turned violent on Saturday night, marking the first deaths in the line of duty in Hattiesburg in three decades. Two of three suspects in custody are charged with capital murder

Swedish Court Rejects Assange Appeal

Sweden’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal on Monday by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke an arrest warrant over sexual assault. The order was brought by Swedish prosecutors in 2010 following a set of allegations against Assange

South African Opposition Party Elects First Black Leader

South Africa’s main opposition group on Sunday chose its first black leader at a party congress, seeking to expand its appeal in a country whose ruling party has dominated since the first all-race elections in 1994

Saudi King to Miss Gulf Nation Summit in U.S.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister says that King Salman will not attend an upcoming summit of heads of Gulf Cooperation Council countries at Camp David. The White House had previously said Obama would meet one-on-one with Salman before Thursday’s summit

Rickie Fowler Wins Players Championship

Rickie Fowler, facing a five-shot deficit with six holes to play, produced the greatest finish in the 34-year history of the TPC Sawgrass. In a three-man playoff on three of the most visually intimidating holes in golf, he never backed down

Benedict Cumberbatch Passed Over for BAFTA Award Again

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch failed to grab a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award on Sunday for another year in a row. Cumberbatch, who did not attend the ceremony, has had his name thrown into the ring three times for Sherlock

Elizabeth Wilson, of The Graduateand Quiz Show, Dies at 94

Elizabeth Wilson, who played Dustin Hoffman’s mother in The Graduate, has died at 94. Wilson’s first role was an uncredited appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious. She would later receive a proper credit for Hitchcock as Helen Carter in the 1963 thriller The Birds

Ebola Survivor Gives Powerful Commencement Speech

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia, told graduates of the Indiana University School of Medicine on Saturday that failure isn’t the focus of being a physician: “The most important thing we do is enter into the suffering of others”

Avengers: Age of Ultron Dominates Weekend Box Office

Disney and Marvel’s film soared ahead of the pack, taking in $77 million from North American theaters, and well ahead of the debut of the Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara cop comedy Hot Pursuit, which scored just $13 million

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Morning Must Reads: May 8

Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

By Jove He’s Got It!

The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain’s Parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected and resounding victory that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a stronger position than before

Court Rules Against NSA

The National Security Agency’s mass collection of phone call records without a search warrant is illegal, an appeals court ruled on Thursday

Tom Brady Deflects on Deflategate

On Thursday, he declined to discuss the 243-page report that said he was likely at least aware Patriots employees deflated footballs for him

More Storms Coming as Oklahoma Reels From Weather

As the U.S. midsection braces for another bout of severe weather, many residents in Oklahoma are still reeling from a rare combination of tornadoes and flash flooding spawned from the latest round of thunderstorms that rumbled across the state

Mayweather Says No Rematch With ‘Sore Loser’ Pacquiao

The gloves are officially off: Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview that he’s not currently interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after Saturday night’s much-hyped bout in Las Vegas “because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward”

How Narendra Modi Wants to Change India

In a rare two-hour interview with TIME at his residence in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls the U.S. and India “natural allies,” defends the pace of his reform drive and rebuffs criticism of his government’s attitude toward India’s religious minorities

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s By the Sea Gets Release

Universal Pictures announced a Nov. 13, 2015, release for By the Sea, Angelina Jolie’s directorial followup to 2014 Oscar nominee Unbroken. In addition to writing, directing and producing, Jolie will also star alongside husband Brad Pitt

Al-Qaeda Leader Who Claimed Charlie Hebdo Attack Killed

A senior al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader who claimed the group’s responsibility for the Charlie Hebdomassacre that killed 12 and the murder of an American hostage during a botched raid in December has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen

Fox Greenlights John Stamos Sitcom

Fox is betting on three men to lead its newest wave of sitcoms. The network gave series orders to two pilots, one starring John Stamos and another starring newcomer Broadway actor Jack Cutmore-Scott. A new comedy starring Rob Lowe was announced earlier

Senate Passes Bill to Review Iran Nuclear Deal

The Senate passed a bill that will require that Congress be able to review and possibly reject any deal the U.S. and world powers make with Iran regarding nuclear weapons. The effort to pass the deal, however, was hard wrought

Baltimore’s Top Cop Welcomes Federal Probe Request

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Thursday he welcomed “with open arms” a request by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for a Department of Justice review of the “patterns and practices” of his department in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death

Miley Cyrus Opens Up: ‘I’m Finally O.K. With Being Alone’

The singer tells TIME about her efforts to help empower queer youth through her Happy Hippie foundation and talks about her own path to openness: “I’m not hiding my sexuality. For me, I don’t want to label myself as anything”

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