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

One Direction Fans Ask for ‘Compassionate Leave’ From Work After Zayn’s Exit

Zayn Malik at the BBC Music Awards 2014 in London, England on Dec. 12, 2014.
Lia Toby—AP Zayn Malik at the BBC Music Awards 2014 in London, England on Dec. 12, 2014.

But they may want to double-check the meaning of 'compassionate leave'

A number of One Direction fans have reportedly requested “compassionate leave” from work, after they were left distraught following singer Zayn Malik’s recent departed from the pop group.

Malik left the boy band on Wednesday (March 25), after he had previously pulled out of the group’s Asian tour with stress.

Now The Independent reports that the Employer Advice Service has received more than 220 calls from One Direction fans.

“While I sympathize with One Direction fans, I hardly think this qualified as compassionate leave,” Employment law director Alan Price told the newspaper. “If employees feel strongly about the issue then request that they take days off as a holiday, but compassionate leave is what you allow if a close relative dies, unless the employer is unaware of family ties with Zayn Malik then I hardly think that this qualifies.”

He added: “Abusing compassionate leave is inconsiderate to fellow colleagues who may genuinely need the time off.”

Rumours about Malik’s future in the band were abound after he recently pulled out of the group’s Asian tour (March 19) so he could fly back to the UK to be with his family after pictures emerged of him with a mystery girl in Thailand. Malik is currently engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

Malik recently spoke for the first time since his exit. He said: “I feel like I’ve let the fans down but I can’t do this anymore. It is crazy and wild and a bit mad but, at the same time, I’ve never felt more in control in my life.

“And I feel like I’m doing what’s right – right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good. You know, I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people’s happiness. And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.”

“I’m only upset [because] I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way. It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me.”

Meanwhile, Malik suggested that while One Direction will continue without him, it may not be for long. “They still want to do it for a while,” he said. “So they’re going to carry on doing what they want to do and I think they’re going to do okay for a while.”

This article originally appeared on NME.com.

TIME celebrities

Sopranos Actress Has Apartment Destroyed By Manhattan Building Collapse

Actress Drea de Matteo attends the LA Premiere Screening of "Sons Of Anarchy" in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2014.
Paul A. Hebert—AP Actress Drea de Matteo attends the LA Premiere Screening of "Sons Of Anarchy" in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2014.

The apartment was home to Drea de Matteo for the last 22 years

Sopranos actress Drea de Matteo’s apartment was among those destroyed in the devastating East Village blast on Thursday that caused the collapse of three buildings and damaged a fourth, according to the Associated Press.

The actress posted photos on Instagram of the buildings as firefighters attempted to put out the blaze with the caption, “A hole where my NYC home of the last 22 years once stood…RIP 123 2nd Avenue.”

According to the AP, the Red Cross said the buildings had approximately 50 apartments. The “gas-related explosion” left at least 22 people injured and at least two unaccounted for, with more than 250 firefighters on hand to assist in putting out the seven-alarm fire, according to The New York Times.

A hole where my NYC home of the last 22 years once stood… RIP 123 2nd Avenue 🍎💔🙏

A photo posted by Drea De Matteo (@dreadematteo) on

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

TIME movies

Vin Diesel Spent His Childhood in an Artists’ Commune

Scott Garfield—Universal

But his old stomping ground of the West Village was a lot grittier back then

For a guy whose career has been built on the impressive circumference of his biceps, speed of his drawl and pack of his punch, Vin Diesel’s childhood was surprisingly artistic. He grew up surrounded by painters, writers and performers in the first ever federally supported housing complex specifically for artists.

Westbeth, located in New York City’s West Village, is a cluster of old industrial buildings that formerly housed Bell Laboratories. The building has a quite a history: it was where the first talking movie, TV broadcast, and binary computer were demonstrated. But Bell Labs moved out and in 1970, was replaced by 383 units of loft-style affordable housing and studio space for artists designed by a young Richard Meier.

To live in one of the apartments, potential residents had to prove they were both poor and working artists. (Their art was judged by a committee.) As a result, the place was crawling with creativity. The dance pioneer Merce Cunningham had studio space there, Miles Davis played at a friend’s apartment at Westbeth, and photographer Diane Arbus lived there—and, alas, died there, when she committed suicide in 1971.

Mark Vincent, as Diesel was then known, grew up there with his twin brother Paul, because his stepfather (he never knew his biological dad) was an avant-garde theater director, who later worked in TV and film education. His mom, Diesel says, was an astrologer. “It was an artist community, everyone was expressing themselves,” says Diesel, who is profiled in TIME this week. “Great painters, poets, sculptors, musicians and thespians all lived in this building. It was kind of a mecca for artists. What a magical place for a young artist to grow up in.”

Other kids who grew up in the building remember Diesel, or Mark Vincent as he was then known, being the kind of brotherly big dog that he plays in the Furious 7, the latest in The Fast and the Furious series. He would scurry around the former industrial complex with a gang of other little kids, getting into mischief. “He was definitely one of the ringleaders or alphas,” says Adam Davidson, a financial journalist who also grew up in the complex “I was younger and Mark would encourage us to go to parts of the building that were a little scary.”

Not surprisingly, the place was fantastically progressive. Davidson remember being shocked when he got to college in the ’80s to discover interracial marriage and homosexuality were frowned on in some circles. Equally unsurprisingly, families who moved into the complex rarely moved out. The once-gritty industrial neighborhood is now one of Manhattan’s swankiest. And yep, Diesel’s parents still live there.

TIME Television

The Walking Dead Spinoff Series Has a Title Now

Danai Gurira (L) and Andrew Lincoln (R) in episode 13 of AMC's 'The Walking Dead.'
Gene Page—AMC Danai Gurira (L) and Andrew Lincoln (R) in episode 13 of AMC's 'The Walking Dead.'

The series will debut in late summer

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman just broke some big news, confirming the title of AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series. And that title is…Fear the Walking Dead.

As previously reported, the new version is scheduled to debut in late summer with a six episode first season, and season 2 airing in 2016. The new show will take place in Los Angeles and stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam. And now it has it’s title. Here’s Kirkman’s tweet breaking the news. All that’s left is to figure out what they will call the inevitable Chris Hardwick companion talk show to follow: Talking Fear the Walking Dead?

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

TIME Television

Sherlock Creator Says Season 4 Will Be ‘Bloody Frightening’

BBC

"There are answers coming to questions which nobody has asked"

Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffatt won’t reveal much about season four of the Benedict Cumberbatch show, but he does hint at a dark turn for the show, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

The theme of the season, said the writer-producer, will be consequences. “Chickens come to roost,” he says. “It’s dark in some ways—obviously it’s great fun and a Sherlock Holmes romp and all that—but there’s a sense of… things… coming back to bite you.”

He continued: “It’s hilarious and exhilarating some days, but some days it’s going to be bloody frightening”

Read more about the fourth season, which kicks off in the United Kingdom with a Christmas special later this year, at EW.com.

TIME

Jewish Group Objects to Lena Dunham’s ‘Dog or Jewish Boyfriend’ Story

Bauer-Griffin—GVK/Getty Images Lena Dunham seen at JFK on March 15, 2015 in New York City.

But the New Yorker says the Anti-Defamation League is "howling in the wrong direction"

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says a humor piece written by Lena Dunham for The New Yorker is “offensive” and “insensitive” about anti-Semitic stereotypes.

The story, “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” lists attributes of her dog, Lamby, and her boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff. ADL National Chairman Abraham H. Foxman took issue with jokes that amounted to “stereotypes about cheap Jews” and said that the comparison “evokes memories of the ‘No Jews or Dogs Allowed’ signs from our own early history in this country.”

Dunham, whose mother is Jewish, has not yet responded, but called the story a “love letter to @jackantonoff & Lamby” earlier this week on Instagram. The New Yorker’s editor David Remnick replied:

“Abe Foxman’s statement on behalf of the ADL is curious. The Jewish-comic tradition is rich with the mockery of, and playing with, stereotypes. Has Mr. Foxman never heard Lenny Bruce or Larry David or Sarah Silverman or read ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’? Lena Dunham is a comic voice working in that vein. I don’t mind if Abe Foxman didn’t find the piece funny. People can differ on that, God knows. But this is something else and, considering all the real hatred in the world, Mr. Foxman is, like those who railed at Philip Roth a generation or two ago, howling in the wrong direction.”

TIME Boxing

Justin Bieber Will Be Floyd Mayweather’s Good Luck Charm at Boxing Match

The pop star will accompany Mayweather to his fight against Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather is always confident in his abilities, but he will still be bringing his good luck charm, Justin Bieber, with him to the ring for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao.

Bieber was leaving a Hollywood bar on Thursday night when TMZ hectored him with questions about being part of the undefeated boxer’s escort to the ring and the pop star said he would be while trying to shield himself from the cameras.

The May 2 fight is expected to be the highest grossing in the history of the sport, with the gate alone reportedly bringing in $74 million.

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.

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