Watch Kim Kardashian Mock Herself Perfectly in a Super Bowl Ad

It involves selfies, obvi

T-Mobile’s Super Bowl ad stars “Kim Kardashian, Famous Person” discussing a very serious matter.

“Each month millions of gigs of unused data are taken back by wireless companies. Tragic,” she says over somber PSA-style music. “Data you paid for that could be used to see my makeup, my backhand, my outfits, my vacations and my outfits. Sadly all lost. Please, help save the data.”

What follows is an ad that could be for T-Mobile’s Data Stash program or for Kardashian’s new book, appropriately titled Selfie.

Last year T-Mobile did a text-only ad that ended with the message: “Maybe next year, we’ll do an ad with overpaid movie stars.”

Let’s hope they spring for puppies in 2016.

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How to Get Away With Murder Showrunner: The Person You Think Killed Lila May Not Be the Murderer

Mitchell Haaseth—ABC Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder"

Pete Nowalk warns viewers not to make any assumptions about the show

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Think you know who killed Lila on How to Get Away With Murder? Think again. How to Get Away With Murder returns Thursday at 10 p.m. on ABC — and audiences shouldn’t plan on getting too comfortable.

At the season one break of the show, audiences discovered Wes killed Annalise’s husband, Sam, and that Annalise knew about the murder. Many also assumed that Sam was the one who killed Lila — after all, there was a naked picture of him on her phone. But How to Get Away With Murder showrunner Pete Nowalk tells TIME that that’s not necessarily the case.

“In the first half, it was who killed Sam? And now we know who killed Sam,” Nowalk says. “Now there’s still the mystery of who killed Lila. They killed Sam because he killed Lila, and now we really need to find out if that’s true.”

He adds that many of the audience’s other lingering questions will be addressed before the end of this season.

“The second half of this season is all about how are they going to get away with this murder they actually committed,” he says. “All the sudden they’re feeling guilt and paranoia and fear and distrust of their friends. Is anyone’s going to confess or are they actually going to get away with this? I think these students came to school pretty naive and we’re going to watch them become much more grown up in a way that they probably don’t even want to be.”

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James Spader on The Blacklist: ‘I Don’t Know What Our Competition Is’

NBC James Spader as Raymond Reddington in The Blacklist

The actor talks about his crime drama, which returns after the Super Bowl on Feb. 1

One of the most idiosyncratic movie stars of the 1980s and 1990s has done one of the most difficult things of all: Reinvented himself. First on Boston Legal and The Office and then on The Blacklist, his drama about a criminal trying to catch his former underworld allies, James Spader has less banished memories of his creepy Sex, Lies and Videotape persona as built upon it. Onscreen, he’s still oddly insinuating, with an oily sort of charm, but it’s now seen by more people than ever watched his independent films.

The Blacklist was one of last season’s breakout hits, and it’s about to get the prized post-Super Bowl timeslot on NBC Feb. 1 before moving to the network’s Thursday night schedule. We spoke to Spader about how the show has forced him to change his look, his favorite onscreen robot (in advance of his A.I. role in The Avengers‘ 2015 sequel) and — of course — hats.

TIME: Your show is airing its winter premiere after the Super Bowl. Are you a big sports fan?

James Spader: I’ve watched baseball over the years, and I really don’t watch a great deal of TV. I don’t have one here in New York. When I’ve landed on a football game, I like to watch that, but it’s never destination viewing for me. If I land on a game, I like to watch it, and my six-year-old likes to watch. Baseball is the sport for me — I found the games a lot, growing up. That was something I followed for a while. I was a Red Sox fan, my father was a devoted Red Sox fan, and when they finally won the World Series, I retired from baseball. When we were in London shooting The Avengers, we got very caught up in international football and watched the world cup, we love doing that. We became very good friends with a man in London — he was a football player and a devoted fan, and we got very into it — it’s infectious.

If you don’t have a television, how do you keep up with the competition?

No. I’ve never seen any of our competition. I don’t know what our competition is, to be honest. I don’t really need any help to keep focused on the job at hand — it’s so all-consuming.

People say broadcast television allows less freedom than cable, and has a more punishing schedule. What was the calculus of taking this job on broadcast TV?

I think both of those are true. But this show happened to be on a broadcast network, and I have a very real need to work. A financial need to work, and on a broadcast network, the curse is that it’s 22 episodes as opposed to 12 or 13. It’s a living in the first year.

Has moving to New York been a big adjustment?

No, not at all! It was one of the compelling aspects of the series, and another reason why I ended up on broadcast besides the material and the character. The show is shooting in New York and that was an important part of the equation for me. I’d been looking to move back to New York. I’ve lived there a lot and was ready to move back.

Do you consider your character’s hat an influence on Pharrell?


He’s a popular singer.

Uh, no. I wouldn’t have any perspective about that. I’ve worn hats for many, many years. It just is an — an eminently practical piece of clothing. Especially for this character who doesn’t have any hair. It’s eminently practical if it’s too cold, too hot, raining, or snowing. He’s a character who moves rather swiftly over a broad spectrum of geography and climate. And so I think it’s very practical.

Did they give your character a hat because you wear one in real life?

It was more coincidence than anything else. The hat is just a small part of the whole costume. His clothing is all extremely practical. He has to have a life and wear clothing that is — where he can go from the jungle to the boardroom, maybe in a single day. We also wanted his clothing to be not of a specific time, place, or fashion — because he has acquired his clothing from all different places. Everything goes with everything else.

On another aesthetic note, has having a close-cropped haircut for your character changed your life?

I think the most significant change in my life is the decision to do a series. An hourlong dramatic television series on a broadcast network swallows you and chews you up and refuses to spit you out. You’re making a decision that’s going to be a profound and significant impact on the practical aspects of your life. Therefore, the fact that my hair is now short — I don’t even remember it. When I’m not working, I don’t get my hair cut. I don’t know what the next character looks like. I hadn’t cut my hair in a long time, and I didn’t know if, for my next role, longer hair would be more appropriate for that. My hair was very long before I started this. It was perfect for the one photograph they have. The hope was the photograph would appear anachronistic, not contemporary. I must say the hair is also for very practical reasons. It can take him ten minutes to get a haircut. He can be taken care of in any setting and any time.

Do you think you’d be a good criminal?

I never reflect on that. I never had that as a thought. I’m playing the character. I don’t relate it to my life in any way.

I don’t think if you’re playing a bank robber… No matter what the process is, I don’t relate it to my own life.

Can new viewers jump into the storyline easily?

The storyline is one that allows a new audience access immediately. It’s not a story of the episode itself that requires any previous knowledge — that works, by design. There’s a certain amount of an introduction quality.

You play a robot in the new Avengers sequel. Any favorite robots from pop culture past?

HAL. I certainly was very aware of HAL. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ian Holm played a robot in Alien. But you didn’t know he was a robot until near the end. I don’t know if I can think of any others. Oh! Lost in Space!

Has The Blacklist changed the way fans view you?

I don’t know if there’s a way you can measure that. I know that one’s visibility is very high on television, even with an unsuccessful show! With a successful role, it’s even higher. People have been coming up to me for all different sorts of things. Very often it’s for something entirely different. It could be the most obscure movie you’ve made!

What sort of shout-outs particularly surprise you?

I’ve gotten used to the fact I will be surprised. That’s unpredictable! I’ve made a lot of very small movies that may not have had a large initial audience. Then it shows up on cable. Sometimes someone will come up and the one thing that they will want to talk about is 30 years ago or more. I don’t think there’s any one film or anything I’ve done where I’m particularly taken aback by the fact that it’s their frame of reference.

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Here’s Your First Trailer for Fantastic Four

We'll get a new origin story for the superhero gang

The not-so-long-awaited reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise is almost here, and Fox has released a first trailer to whet moviegoers’ appetites.

In the new preview, we see each of the titular Four–Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch and Jamie Bell as The Thing–as young twentysomethings before they become “Fantastic.”

The new film will be an origin story for the crew and will also feature Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev, a new take on the classic Fantastic Four villain Dr. Doom.

Fantastic Four debuts on August 7.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes After Race Controversy

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
George Pimentel—WireImage/Getty Images Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Oscar nominee says he was a 'fool' to use the phrase

Benedict Cumberbatch apologized Monday after talking about ‘colored actors’ on a U.S. talk show, saying he’s “devastated to have caused offense.”

The Sherlock star came under fire for using the term, ironically during a discussion on the lack of diversity in British acting. He said he had witnessed British actors finding more opportunities in the U.S. than they do in the U.K..

“I think as far as colored actors go, it gets really different in the U.K., and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here [in the U.S.] than in the U.K., and that’s something that needs to change,” he said last week on PBS talk show Tavis Smiley.

An anti-racism charity, Show Racism The Red Card, told The Independent that while they applauded Cumberbatch for shining a spotlight on a a very important issue, he “also inadvertently highlighted the issue of appropriate terminology and the evolution of language.” The charity said the term ‘colored’ is now “outdated and has the potential to cause offense.”

The writer Bonnie Greer said: “If he was 80, no one would have noticed. Under 60 — who says “coloured” anymore? It indicates a mindset; a certain circle.”

In a statement to People, Cumberbatch said: “I feel the complete fool I am and while I am sorry to have offended people and to learn from my mistakes in such a public manner, please be assured I have. I apologize again to anyone I offended for this thoughtless use of inappropriate language about an issue which affects friends of mine and which I care about deeply.”

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American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Takes Legal Action Over Contract

The Fair At The PNE
Andrew Chin—Getty Images Phillip Phillips performs on stage at PNE Amphitheatre during Day 1 of The Fair At The PNE on August 16, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.

He alleges he was made to perform for free and left out of important decisions

Phillip Phillips, the winner of American Idol season 11, has lodged a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner claiming that the show’s co-producers, 19 Entertainment, have “manipulated” him.

He alleges his management contract with 19 violated the state’s Talent Agencies Act, Deadline reports.

In the filing, Phillips says the company manipulated him into accepting jobs that were for the benefit of 19 and its affiliates. He said he had to perform “without compensation in a live show promoting the company JetBlue on Feb., 18, 2013.”

The Gone, Gone, Gone singer also alleges that 19 repeatedly withheld important career information from him, claiming that the title of his latest album was decided without his input and was announced to the press without him knowing about it.

19 Entertainment denies the allegations.


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The Bachelor Watch: Prince Farming Goes Camping With Cinderella


Chris' sisters arrive to put their animal-husbandry skills to the test

Welcome back to The Bachelor, which for better or worse, is now 100% Jimmy Kimmel–free. The noted comic and talk-show host has abandoned us in a sea of Ashleys and bikini-clad blondes that we still can’t be bothered to tell apart. This week, Chris has called for a lifeline, and his three sisters are descending upon the show to sift through the women, thin the herd and choose a suitable companion for Chris to take on a date. All their 4H animal-husbandry experience will undoubtedly come in handy.

Here’s what happened on The Bachelor:

Group Date: A date card arrives that ominously tells the women, “Let’s do what feels natural.” The wording inspires a frantic montage of panicked women adjusting their weaves, gluing on lashes and generally freaking out about the slight possibility that they might have to be seen without makeup. Luckily for the women, Chris has no interest in seeing them go au naturale, but instead wants to see how the women fare in nature. They load into cars, head to a lake and start romping in Chris’s general vicinity. Some of them take the date cards wording to heart and go “natural” by stripping down for some pants-free swimming.

Unhappy Camper: The only person not having fun on the date is Kelsey, who is complaining about the lake’s turbidity, the women’s moral turpitude and generally how much she hates being outdoors in California. That’s when Mother Nature strikes back and sends a bee to smite her.

Overnight Date: Unfortunately for Kelsey, the date turns into a camping trip, which gives Ashley I. the opportunity to point out that she is a “camping virgin” and also “a virgin camping.” Chris and his harem sing camp songs, drink and talk about their feelings.

Bachelor Milestone: Someone is accused of being “fake.” The women are increasingly suspicious of Kelsey because she doesn’t like camping or nature, but does like Chris, so tries to put on a good face whenever he’s around. Sometimes people just hate camping, because camping is basically historical re-enactment and just not for everyone.

Bachelor Milestone: Kaitlyn accuses Ashley S. of “not being here for the right reasons,” but not because Ashley has an ulterior motive, but because she has no idea where “here” is.

Date Rose: Ashley I. is convinced that she has extra special chemistry with Chris, so it comes as a real surprise to her when he gives the date rose to Kaitlyn. When Chris heads off to his tent for the night, Ashley joins him, but just to talk about the fact that she’s never had a real boyfriend before. Then they make out.

The Date Card: Back at the Maudlin Mansion, Chris’ sisters have arrived to grill the women: “How are you in relationships? Do you wear the pants?” “Are you going to move to Iowa?” “Do you like farms?” There are a lot of fake smiles, fake answers and real nerves all around. To meet the future in-laws, Jillian wore another black bar of shame over her bikini-clad behind. The three sisters love Whitney, whose blonde good looks fit right in with the family and could fulfill all of Chris’ sister-wife fantasies. Carly, the cruise singer, cries in front of the blonde squad about how she’s never found love before, but really likes Chris. “I want his affection,” she interviews, before awkwardly finishing, “I want him to be like my grandpa.” Um, Carly? I think that’s a different reality show.

The First Date: The sisters choose Jade to accompany Chris to a royal ball that ends at the stroke of midnight, which is as charming as a Disney cross-promotion gets. Before the date, her fairy godmothers show up to get her ready for the ball — and make all the other women jealous. Ashley I. is so jealous that she is giving all the evil stepsisters rolled into one a run for their money. Ashley’s jaw is on the floor, and her mouth is in the gutter when she finds out that Jade gets to keep the glass slippers as well as some Neil Lane diamond earrings (although Ashley would have begged for the matching belly ring too). Before Jade can make it to hair and makeup, we get to (have to) sit through a clip from the new Cinderella movie. Finally, Jade’s white Rolls rolls right over Ashley I.’s heartbroken corpse as she heads to the ball. While Ashley I. is the squeakiest wheel, Kaitlyn’s Costco date is looking especially shabby right now.

The Royal Date: Chris claims he is thrilled his sisters chose Jade — although it’s easy to suspect that he couldn’t actually pick her out of a lineup of comely brunettes. After Jade makes it through the harrowing trial by fire of descending a giant staircase while wearing high heels, they have a lovely, quiet dinner date, and Jade doesn’t once make a relationship metaphor out of walking down stairs. They chitchat about life in the Midwest, and Chris gives her the Date Rose. Meanwhile, Ashley I. tries to turn a pumpkin into a party van by putting on a pretty pretty pink dress, pouring a glass of champagne and eating the saddest piece of corn on the cob in the world while she waits for mice and birds to come fix her hair.

Bachelor Milestone: Private concert. Back on the real princess date, Jade and Chris make out while awkwardly dancing in front of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. As the clock strikes midnight, Jade leaves Chris pondering his future and her giant glass slipper.

Second Date: The next day, the remaining six women are given wedding dresses (they don’t match or anything, because that would be weird) and invited to “get dirty” on their dates. They are then shoved into an airplane and airlifted to a Mud Run in San Francisco. Britt, Carly, Whitney and Nikki, a former NFL cheerleader who may have just gotten lost at the airport and wandered onto the airplane accidentally, are determined to win the date with Chris. They hike up their wedding dresses, hit the obstacle course — and all resoundingly lose to Jillian.

One-on-One Date: Jillian spends her entire dinner conversation with Chris talking about herself and her interest in sports and love of competition. Chris interviews that while Jillian talks, her words blend together and flow over his head, and he starts to dream of unicorns and fairies. As Jillian gets a brutal narcissist edit from the producers, Chris tells the camera the obvious fact that he doesn’t think he and Jillian have a romantic connection. He finally breaks it to her: he’s looking for a wife, and she’s not it. She tries to talk him out of it, but he won’t take it back even when she cries.

The Cocktail Party: Now that Jillian was sent home, things are getting really real for the women, and the quest for alone time at the cocktail party turns into a high-stakes competition. It’s just too bad Jillian’s not here to enjoy it. Megan “kills it” (if she does say so herself) during her alone time, while Ashley I. uses her stolen moment to make sure Chris really, really understands that she is a virgin. As she breaks the news, Chris tries and fails to play it cool, straightening his tie and swearing that he “respects it.” Ashley starts crying when Chris doesn’t immediately start making out with her after the big reveal. As she sobs, she tells a small audience of women that she is a virgin and Becca shrugs, “Samesies.” She’s a virgin too, but is completely comfortable with her decision and doesn’t feel the need to tell everyone about it. As Ashley rethinks her life choices, Britt uses her time to grill Chris about his interest in Kaitlyn. Chris has a hissyfit and snerks at all the women that he is here for the right reasons and if the women all take their clothes off while he’s around he can’t help it.

The Rose Ceremony: Kaitlyn and Jade already have roses. Whitney, Carly and Megan get the first three roses. Samantha, MacKenzie, Kelsey, Becca, Ashley I. all get their flowers, and the final rose just sits there. Britt doesn’t have a rose because she is being punished for daring to question Chris’s integrity — or, you know, her audacity to treat this like it’s an actual dating show where you’re allowed to ask somebody a few questions.

Who Went Home: Ashley S. drifts off into the night, a brunette who probably accidentally wandered in from craft services returns to her day job, and Juelia, who had the horribly tragic story of her husband’s suicide days after their daughter’s birth, is sent back to her daughter.

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Former Hollywood Exec Accuses Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

Actor Bill Cosby performs at the King Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Fla.
Gerardo Mora—Getty Images Actor Bill Cosby performs at the King Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Fla.

Bill Cosby’s list of alleged victims continues to grow.

Cindra Ladd, a former entertainment executive and wife of Hollywood producer Alan Ladd Jr., is the latest woman to publicly accuse the 77-year-old comedian of sexual assault.

In an essay published on the Huffington Post Monday, Ladd claims Cosby drugged and raped her while she was living in New York City in 1969 – the same year Cosby allegedly assaulted Joan Tarshis.

“I met Bill Cosby while working in New York for the late film producer Ray Stark,” Ladd writes. “I was a 21-year-old single woman in the world’s most exciting city. He was a 32-year-old internationally known comedian and television star, one of the most likable and popular entertainers in the business. He asked for my number and I gave it to him.”

At first, Ladd claims the relationship was purely platonic: “He was married to his current wife [Camille Cosby] and he acted like a perfect gentleman.”

But that all changed one night, when Ladd says Cosby, who has never been charged with sexual assault, gave her a strange pill he promised would help with her headache. “I asked a couple of times what it was. Each time he reassured me, asking, ‘Don’t you trust me?’ Of course I did. This was Bill Cosby,” Ladd writes.

From there, her memory of the night becomes hazy. “What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend’s apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual.

“It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed.”

Ladd quickly left the apartment, finally breaking down in the elevator and crying as she walked home. Like many of the other women Cosby allegedly assaulted, Ladd chose not to report the crime.

“It never occurred to me to go to the police,” she explains. “It was a different time and ‘date rape’ was a concept that didn’t exist.”

Ladd kept silent about the incident for 36 years, and says she has no plans to sue or discuss the matter any further.

“So why speak out at all and why now?” she asks in her essay. “The simple answer is that it’s the right thing to do.”

“The truth deserves to be known. As I write this, more than 20 women have come forward, many with stories that are remarkably similar to mine.”

Cosby’s attorney did not immediately respond to Ladd’s claim.

Last week, roughly 1,200 people who had bought tickets to see Cosby perform in Denver on Saturday asked the theater to refund their tickets. Those who attended the show – an audience of around 1,800 of mixed ages and genders – stood in a standing ovation, applauding loudly while Cosby offered a military salute and his thanks.

Jay Leno also spoke out in support of Cosby’s alleged victims last Wednesday, saying he does not understand why “it’s so hard to believe women.”

The comedian continues to deny the allegations and has not been charged with any crimes.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Tom DeLonge Isn’t Leaving Blink-182 After All

Reading Festival - Day 3
Chiaki Nozu—WireImage Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 performs at the Reading Festival at Richfield Avenue in Reading, England, on Aug. 24, 2014

Tom DeLonge is no longer part of Blink-182—or at least that’s what reports going around the Internet Monday afternoon claimed. But, according to him, that’s not true. “I never quit the band,” DeLonge said in a statement emailed to EW by his representative.

“Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news,’” he said. “The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year. I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”

Reports that DeLonge left the band surfaced soon after the Musink Festival lineup was announced. Blink-182 is headlining the festival with some help from Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, a note that caused some to think Skiba’s presence meant DeLonge was done with the band.

DeLonge also addressed the rumors on his Instagram, where he wrote a variation on the previously mentioned statement with some added commentary: “Are we dysfunctional – yes. But, Christ…. #Awkward #BabyBackRibs.”

The rest of the trio haven’t said anything explicitly about the reports, but Mark Hoppus did tweet “blink-182 life. For life” Monday afternoon.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Selma Director, Star to Reunite for Hurricane Katrina Love Story

David Oyelowo And Ava DuVernay Visit The SiriusXM Studios For "Selma: An Urban View Special"
Robin Marchant—Getty Images David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay visit The SiriusXM Studios For "Selma: An Urban View Special" on Jan. 6 in New York City.

This will be the duo's third collaboration

Selma director Ava DuVernay will write, produce, and direct a film about Hurricane Katrina, Participant Media announced today. David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King, Jr. in her Best Picture nominee, is in talks to produce and star.

According to the announcement, the film will be a “sweeping love story and complex murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina.”

“I’m thrilled to reunite with my Participant family on this project and fortunate to work again with the always exquisite David Oyelowo,” DuVernay explained in a statement. “The story we’re interested in will explore the complexities of intimate relationships within times of chaos, while also examining the chaos itself. I’m looking forward to the journey.”

Oyelowo also starred in DuVernay’s feature Middle of Nowhere.

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

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