TIME movies

This Honest Trailer for Magic Mike Reminds You That There Was Actually a Plot

And that the whole thing was a lot less sexy than we thought it would be

“If you love strippers but wish you could see all the mundane details of their daily lives,” the voice-over for this Magic Mike spoof trailer says, “prepare to watch a lot of that, you weirdo.”

It’s the latest “honest trailer” from the YouTube channel Screen Junkies, which recently brought us teasers for Toy Story and Cinderella. Just in time for the sequel, Magic Mike XXL, we are invited to take a look back at the film that started it all.

The trailer points out that it’s really just “two un-sexy hours full of thong purchasing, crumpled bill straightening, loan applying, furniture evaluating, bookkeeping and talking about the stock market.” Then, it invites us to “get swept away by the film’s fantasy romance that would have you believe Mike would ditch a life of casual threesomes with Olivia Munn to pursue a sourpuss who can’t laugh like a human being.”

This is all pretty spot-on — but obviously not going to stop us from seeing Magic Mike XXL.

TIME relationships

Jimmy Kimmel Asked Little Kids What They Think About Gay Marriage

Hot debate for minds of all ages

Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to sanction marriage equality in all 50 states, Jimmy Kimmel turned to one important group to hear their thoughts on the subject: kids.

Responding to those who think explaining the change in marriage laws would be difficult, Kimmel sent a producer and cameraperson out into the field for a Jimmy Kimmel Live segment to find out what kids know about marriage equality. For the most part, the kids Live found had no problem understanding marriage in any form. But they certainly weren’t lacking for opinions on the institution of marriage itself.

Some think there’s a best time of day to marry, others are planning to wait until 30 before they wed, and one thinks it’s fiscally irresponsible to marry at all. But even if it’s not for them, all of the kids seem to agree on one thing: everyone should have the right to marry… as long as they’re old enough, of course.

This article originally appeared on EW.com


British Man Breaks Crowdfunding Site Trying to Bail Out Greece

People waving flags at Syntagma square.  Greeks demonstrate
Pacific Press—LightRocket via Getty Images People waving flags at Syntagma square. (George Panagakis--Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

But don't hold your breath

A British man has started a crowdfunding site to raise funds for a bailout for Greece, and he’s already raised over $230,000– about 0.01% of what Greece needs.

Thom Feeney, a marketing manager who lives in the U.K., decided he would do his part to solve the Greek financial crisis one Internet user at a time, by asking for donations via crowdfunding site Indiegogo:

The IndieGogo page has since crashed, but Feeney has promised it will be back up and running shortly.

Unfortunately, the campaign ends in a week, and under Indiegogo rules if a project is not fully funded by the deadline, the campaign doesn’t receive the funds.

And Greece is so deep in the hole that even if the site kept raising over $230,000 per day, CBC reports, it would take 24 years to reach the $2.1 billion goal.


TIME relationships

Meet the Straight Couples Who Were Waiting to Marry Until All Gay Couples Could

Roxy Davis Roxy and Jordan Davis pose for pictures at the California State Capitol building in Sacramento after getting married at the County Clerk/Recorder's Office on June 26, 2015.

Now that the boycott is over, it's time to get legal. Maybe. Or not...

Last Friday in Sacramento, Calif., Roxy Davis, 29, was scrolling through her Twitter feed when she saw the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that all 50 states had to recognize same-sex marriages. As tears streamed down her face, she woke her partner of seven-and-a-half years, 29-year-old law student Jordan Davis, and screamed “Let’s go get married!” After “boycotting marriage” for six years, the heterosexual couple went to a flag store, bought rainbow flags, and told loved ones to join them for a “celebration of marriage equality” at the County Clerk/Recorder office, where they were married in a civil ceremony.

Likewise, in Portland, Oregon, Zoe Zachariades and her partner of seven years, Boris Kaidanov, both 28, got text messages from their moms asking if they were going to get married. Zachariades says she texted back “yes, then I looked at Boris, and asked, ‘Oh, are we?’ He said yes, and we hugged.” The two, who have a five-month-old baby, haven’t set a date yet.

These are just a few of the straight couples who have been waiting to get married until same-sex marriages were recognized as legal nationwide. Likeminded couples made headlines for getting married in 2013, after the Supreme Court both struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. But many also pledged not to wed until there was marriage equality in their states.

Even that wasn’t enough for Zachariades and Kaidanov. A federal judge ruled Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional last May, but the pair still held out. “We would do it when everyone in our country could do it,” Zachariades explains. She said their decision was influenced by college classes that taught them about “gay rights as human rights, and we wanted to be part of change.”

Zachariades and Kaidanov wanted to “bring more awareness to our friends and family” about the issue, as did Jordan Davis, who says, “I was boycotting marriage because I have family members who would say we don’t need marriage equality. They thought [the gay marriage debate] was someone else’s problem, so I was trying to make it their problem, too.”

Straight celebrities have also generated mainstream attention for this unusual cause. Actress Kristen Bell, who pledged not to get married until her gay and lesbian friends could marry, popped the question to actor Dax Shepard in a tweet on Jun 26, 2013 after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA. Likewise, there were rumors that the court’s decision may have inspired Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to tie the knot, after Pitt famously said in 2006 that they’d only do it “when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” When they wed secretly in August 2014, it was seen as a sign that they thought same-sex marriage was allowed in enough states.

And most recently, Girls creator Lena Dunham told Ellen DeGeneres that she and her boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff, would not get hitched until gay marriage was recognized in all 50 states. After the Supreme Court handed down that decision last Friday, she tweeted “.@jackantonoff Get on it, yo…”

There are also straight couples who have used their weddings to advocate for marriage equality, either by incorporating lines from court decisions on same-sex marriage into readings at their ceremonies, or asking guests to sign petitions supporting marriage equality, or by wearing lapel pins with a white-knot, a symbol of the movement.

As a “show of solidarity for our gay friends and family members,” Tony Curtis, 35, and Beth Moore, 33, of Louisville, Kentucky, had been planning a commitment ceremony at the LGBT-friendly Douglass Boulevard Christian Church — where, up until last Friday, ministers had refused to sign marriage licenses for straight couples until same-sex couples could get married statewide. (The Supreme Court case decided last Friday involved plaintiffs from Kentucky.) The couple was then going to drive to either Iowa or Indiana to get their marriage license signed because Moore, a behavioral analyst, said she didn’t want to get her marriage license signed in a state where same-sex and heterosexual marriages were not viewed equally under the law because she was frustrated by the way her relatives referred to her mom’s cousin and his husband as “roommates” at family reunions.

“I realized that if we had children, I wouldn’t want my children to think that their marriage was any less official or less important than other marriages or other relationships,” says Moore. Engaged since August 2014, the two now plan to marry in Louisville on July 18 and have the Douglass Boulevard Christian Church sign their marriage license.

But for some it was hard to find a partner willing to wait as a matter of principle. Mary Lunetta, a 33-year-old policy analyst in San Diego, (who was first quoted on this topic in the 2006 New York Times article “The Sit-In at the Altar: No ‘I Do’ Till Gays Can Do It, Too”) says her aunt came out as a lesbian at the same time that she got engaged. After talking with her fiancé, who also had gay family members, they agreed to wait. “How could I get married if my aunt couldn’t do that? It just didn’t seem right,” she told TIME. “I wouldn’t want to claim something for myself that was denied to people I love.” They ended up breaking off their engagement after she moved to take a new job.

Since then, she hasn’t met a guy who completely shares her views. She says she broke up with her boyfriend of two-and-a-half years about a month ago because “he wanted to get married, and he was supportive of marriage equality, but he didn’t understand my hesitation to do it until everyone in the country had that right. He’s not the only one who didn’t get the desire to wait. In discussions about this topic online, some critics argue these statements are akin to “not eating until there are no starving people in the world anymore.”

After last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, Lunetta says she is definitely open to getting married when she finds the right person. “Now that we can stop talking about who should and should not be allowed marry, we should talk about how to commit ourselves to a true, loving partnership,” she says. “I’m a millennial, and a lot of millennials are the kids of divorced parents, so we don’t know how to do the good, solid, loving partnerships thing.”

That comment may especially resonate among the share of American adults who have never married, which is at a “record-high,” according to a Sep. 2014 Pew Research report. “We felt committed enough to one another that we didn’t need a piece of paper anyway,” Zachariades put it simply. Also, some of the straight couples TIME interviewed haven’t felt pressured to get married because they work for companies that recognize domestic partnerships which allows them to get health insurance for their partners.

Still, marriage is tempting because of the government and tax benefits it offers. Fawn Livingston-Gray, 42, and Sam Livingston-Gray, 40, were featured in the 2006 New York Times article as a couple that weren’t going to marry till there was marriage quality, while they did wear “matching white-gold rings engraved with Celtic designs.”

Now, nine years later, the Portland, Ore. couple have a six-year-old daughter, and the decision is as much about practicalities as principle. Fawn, a volunteer coordinator at a women’s crisis hotline who identifies as bisexual, says they’re still considering marriage because of the “protections for our kid and access to things like Social Security when we’re older, and it would probably save us money to file tax returns jointly.”

TIME celebrity

Chris Pratt Just Found the Cutest Jurassic World Fan of All

Chris Pratt as Owen in "Jurassic World."
Universal Pictures Chris Pratt as Owen in "Jurassic World."

This kid totally nailed the raptor meme

People around the world have been recreating a key scene from Jurassic World in which Chris Pratt asserts his authority over a pack of raptors.

This has turned into a meme so popular that even the Smithsonian has gotten in on it. Oh, and Pratt himself recreated the scene at a children’s hospital, because he’s a perfect human.

But now, the Parks and Recreation star has found the best version of all, featuring a baby and some toy dinosaurs. “Thank you to the parents of this little one,” Pratt wrote. “You’ve made my day. Oh man! I’m crying laughing.”

Read next: Chris Pratt Recreated the Jurassic World Raptor Scene at a Children’s Hospital and It Was Adorable

TIME celebrities

Watch Stephen Colbert Do 20 Pushups to Support Veterans

John Oliver made him do it

Comedian Stephen Colbert, future host of the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, accepted former Daily Show co-star and HBO host John Oliver’s challenge to do 20 pushups in support of American veterans. Note, and chuckle at, the piece of paper pinned to a bulletin board that says “THINGS TO SUPPORT: -Troops -Veterans -Lumbar”.

The late-night host is the latest celebrity to participate in the #GiveThem20 campaign, which challenges Americans to do pushups or sit-ups to support veterans. Other stars that have promoted the cause include Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Rob Riggle, Carson Daly, Will Arnett and the Rockettes.


Here Are 21 Ways You Could Spend Your Precious Leap Second

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We get an extra second added to our clocks on June 30. Let's make the most of it

Tuesday, June 30th, will be one second longer than a regular day. The so-called “leap second” is periodically added to our clocks to account for the gradual slowing of the Earth’s rotation, according to NASA. From 1972 to 1999, leap seconds were added about once a year, but they’ve become less frequent since then.

One second may seem like a pretty negligible addition to your Tuesday, but we disagree. There are plenty of ways to take advantage of this precious extra moment, which will be added just before 8 p.m. Eastern time. (The leap second could potentially cause some major headaches for the Internet — so that’s all the more reason to make sure you enjoy it while you can.)

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what to do with your precious extra second, but here are our suggestions:

  1. Pat a dog on the head (or three times if you have a quick hand).
  2. Burn a calorie.
  3. Put down the toilet seat. (But you should be doing this all the time, guys.)
  4. “Like” something new on Facebook. (We suggest TIME or Channing Tatum or Doug the Pug.)
  5. Watch one second of the show you’ve been meaning to watch (we’re looking at you, The Wire) so you can say you finally started.
  6. Watch one sixth of your favorite Vine. (Allow us to recommend this.)
  7. Take a sip of water. Hydration is important!
  8. Go for an extra swipe on Tinder. Make it a right swipe. Give him a chance! He’s probably really well-read.
  9. Take a shot.
  10. Take a break. You deserve it.
  11. Make a weird noise. Whatever you feel in your heart. Just let it out. It will be cathartic.
  12. Turn off the lights, you energy hog.
  13. Click something. Anything. Just click. Please?
  14. Think about Channing Tatum real quick.
  15. Pick “attending” or “not attending” on that last Facebook event you were invited to and stop being such a noncommittal flake of a Millennial.
  16. Look at this picture of a chubby corgi/Pomeranian mix for one second. LOOK AT IT.
  17. Sing your favorite word of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
  18. Bother a cat.
  19. Think about giving to charity. You’re a saint!
  20. High-five a stranger.
  21. Smile! You live in the same world as Beyoncé.


TIME viral

Watch 100 Years of Russian Beauty Trends in Less Than 2 Minutes

Featuring Pussy Riot's signature look

In this minute-and-a-half clip, a production company called Cut.com aims to show how Russian fashion and style has evolved from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. The video features looks inspired by Stilyagi, a Soviet counter-culture movement, and balaclavas, the signature face masks worn by Pussy Riot, the Russian dissident girl band.

Past “100 Years of Beauty” segments have sought to enlighten the Internet about Korean, Indian and Mexican hair and make-up trends, as well as American style.

TIME Television

Watch Alex Trebek Rap the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme Song on Jeopardy!

Trying to give Will Smith a run for his money

Now this is a story all about how…on Jeopardy! Monday night, host Alex Trebek started rapping the lyrics to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song.

When the contestant Brandon chose to take on the “TV for $800″ challenge, the music started playing, and Trebek got really into it as he read the prompt: “In the theme to this ’90s sitcom, ‘I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie, ‘Yo homes, smell ya later!'”

Ankoor answered it correctly first, but Brandon won the episode, so he got to sit on his throne as the Prince of Bel-Air, er, Jeopardy!.

TIME celebrity

Watch Chris Pratt’s Perfect Jason Statham Impression in This Cut SNL Sketch

He's here to try and sell us "Jason Steakums"

When Chris Pratt hosted Saturday Night Live back in September, he recorded a sketch in which he played action movie start Jason Statham. Sadly, that sketch was cut for time but SNL decided to release it now for some reason. We’re not complaining.

The Jurassic World star shows off his pitch-perfect impression of Statham by selling a product called “Jason Statham’s Jason Steakums.” (Kind of like “Jon Hamm’s Jon Ham — but obviously not as good.)

The best part of the sketch is Pratt’s husky British accent and how he keeps stumbling over the words “Jason Statham’s Jason Steakums,” but otherwise, the sketch doesn’t really go anywhere. Totally worth a watch, though, just to see Pratt, who’s clearly enjoying this very much.

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