TIME Food & Drink

PEZ to Dispense an Animated Movie

The candy company has struck a deal with a production company

PEZ and Envision Media Arts announced Monday that the companies are teaming up to make an animated movie about the tiny brick-shaped candy and its dispensers, written by Brothers in Law screenwriter Cameron Fay.

“The name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint… PfeffErminZ. Today, over 3 billion PEZ Candies are consumed annually in the U.S.A. alone,” according to the PEZ website.

No word on the plot, so may the speculation begin about whether the PEZ dispensers will be used as weapons that dispense poisonous candies or fire missiles at enemy combatants . . . or whatever.

TIME movies

Ronda Rousey Will Play Herself in a Movie Adaptation of Her Autobiography

Ronda Rousey stands in her corner before facing Bethe Correia during the UFC 190 event on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC--Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Ronda Rousey stands in her corner before facing Bethe Correia during the UFC 190 event on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Next opponent: Box office

With her 34-second victory over Bethe Correia Saturday, Ronda Rousey once again proved she’s at the top of her game as the UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion. But as Rousey maintains her dominance in the world of sport, her star is also rising in the movie industry, with a handful of acting credits to her name in the last couple of years. In her newest role she’ll play a character she knows a thing or two about: herself.

Variety reports that Rousey will star in a film adaptation of My Fight/Your Fight, her bestselling autobiography released earlier this year. Rousey will co-produce with Mary Parent (Godzilla, Pacific Rim), with a screenplay to be adapted by Mark Bomback (War of the Planet of the Apes, Insurgent).

Rousey mostly recently appeared in Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage. She’s also set to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the CIA flick Mile-22 and to helm the action thriller The Athena Project.

TIME movies

Deadpool Trailer Coming Tomorrow, Says Trailer

The real trailer will premier Tuesday night on Conan

Looking forward to the next Deadpool trailer? Well, it’s not out yet. But a new trailer for the trailer might be able to tide you over until the real thing is released.

The pre-trailer shows the titular antihero, played by Ryan Reynolds, introducing himself rather dramatically while attempting to smoke a pipe through his costume’s mask. The character closes by announcing that his trailer is coming…tomorrow.

The actual trailer for the film will debut Tuesday when Reynolds appears on the TBS talk show Conan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set for an early release next year.

TIME Sports

‘Ultimate Frisbee’ Recognized by the International Olympic Committee


On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) fully recognized the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), ultimate frisbee’s governing body, during its 128th session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That means ultimate frisbee is eligible for IOC funding and can compete with other sports for inclusion in future Olympic games, Sports Illustrated‘s website and Reuters report.

“This is an incredible milestone in the 30 year history of WFDF and a further important step for our International Federation in the development of our sport worldwide,” WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch said in a statement. “Today’s decision will give a further boost to our efforts to increasing the presence of Flying Disc sports in all countries and on all continents.”



TIME viral

This Might Be the Most Intense ‘Uptown Funk’ Cover Yet

The meme that will never end

Just when you thought the “Uptown Funk” meme craze was over, YouTube user dondrapersayswhat edits footage from 280 movies so that it looks like the characters are singing “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The mashup took three months to make, according to a description of the clip on the video-sharing website. Movies featured include everything from The Godfather to The Hangover. To see a full list of titles as the clip plays, press the “closed captioning” button (“CC”) on the lower right-hand corner of the YouTube screen.


TIME celebrity

Get Ready for Abbi and Ilana From Broad City to Crush It on Lip Sync Battle

Yas queen

Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of Broad City, has already proved that she is a truly stellar musical performer. And it looks like she’s gonna show off her talents once again, this time on Spike’s Lip Sync Battle. Naturally, she’ll compete against her Broad City partner Ilana Glazer.

The battle doesn’t air until Thursday, but here’s a little sneak peek at what Jacobson will be bringing to the table: a passionate rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls:

Sadly, we’re not sure what Glazer will be performing, but we’re confident both women will have us mouthing “yas queen” and crying tears of joy.

Read next: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Abbi and Ilana from Broad City

TIME China

What Is Happening to China’s Stock Market?

Here's what to know

After climbing by 150% in the last year, China’s stock market has taken a tumultuous turn. The market has fallen by 30% over the past month, sparking worries amongst investors across the globe.

What happened to the Chinese stock market, and how did it take such a steep plunge? Watch the video above to find out.

TIME Sports

Watch a Guy ‘Surf’ Massive Waves in Tahiti on a Dirt Bike


In a video released Sunday, Australian motorbike stunt rider Robbie “Maddo” Maddison rides a dirt bike through waves at Teahupoo and Papara in Tahiti, a French Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean. In about 24 hours, YouTube footage of the stunt, which was part of a promotion for Maddo’s shoe line with DC Shoes, generated more than 3 million views.

How did it feel? Maddison told Surfer magazine, “I’ve never felt like I was in the wrong place at the wrong time more than I did right there. It was a near-death experience.”

Past death-defying stunts include doing a backflip over London’s Tower Bridge and jumping over the Corinth Canal in Greece — both on a motorbike.


TIME Family & Relationships

See the Amazing Way This Man Helped His Wife With Amnesia Remember Their Wedding

Donations poured in after a successful crowdfunding campaign

A Tennessee woman who could not remember her wedding day because she had amnesia got married for a second time in Virginia on Saturday, The TODAY Show reports.

As People.com reported earlier this summer, nearly three weeks after Justice Stamper married her high school sweetheart Jeremy Stamper in August 2014, she was in a car accident and could not remember her wedding day.

Jeremy decided to raise money for another wedding, one that she could remember. They surpassed their goal of $5,000 and received $9,340 from 359 people in just 2 months.

Justice’s haircut, dress and wedding cake were all donated, and she got to tie the knot again in a sunflower-themed ceremony at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Va, the Bristol Herald Courier and TODAY report.

TIME World

Here’s How a Facebook Post Turned a Doomed Wedding Into a Giant Party

wedding toast
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At first, only a few people showed up to an Israeli couple's big day

When only a few guests showed up to Annette and Lior Solomon’s wedding in Israel, a relative turned to Facebook for help — and around 2,000 people apparently ended up at the event.

Several guests simply assumed the wedding had been cancelled, because the bride’s father had recently passed away, Ynetnews reports. So a relative of the groom decided to post on Facebook, hoping to spread the word and encourage well-wishers to join the party.

The relative, named Rivka, explained in the post that the bride lost both her parents in the last two years, and now, she was at her wedding with nobody there except a few relatives. “You don’t need a gift, you don’t need money,” Rivka wrote. “Just come fill the auditorium, fulfill a mitzvah, and make a bride and groom happy.”

The post began to spread across the social network, and soon, around 2,000 people showed up at the ceremony.

“These are the Israeli people at their best. The groom and bride cried,” Rivka told Ynetnews. “Understand, at the wedding canopy they were alone. After the story was published, people came to make them happy.”


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