TIME celebrity

This Video Perfectly Sums Up the Effect Matthew McConaughey Has on Women

He's like catnip for moms

Matthew McConaughey has been busy this week — mostly promoting his new movie Interstellar and also fighting off angry fans who recently learned he won’t be in the Magic Mike sequel, probably.

But in his latest appearance on Live With Kelly and Michael, the actor had to fight off a different kind of fan: the aggressive, overly affectionate middle-aged woman. He tries to make his way on set to conduct his interview or whatever, but the ladies just POUNCE, showering him with hugs and kisses and squeals and frantic selfie attempts. Then Kelly Ripa yells at them, which is pretty great.

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TIME technology

Racially Diverse Emoji Are Finally Coming to Your iPhone

The first black Emoji will come June 2015

There are 59 different types of food Emoji, but the pictorial smartphone language has been severely lacking in other areas—specifically when it comes to racial diversity.

To address the continuous stream of poop emojis being flung its way for not providing a single black emoji, developer Unicode announced a range of new skin tones Tuesday that will be available in its Unicode Version 8.0 launch in June 2015.

Here is a sampling of the new color options:

The coding indicates that any Emoji can be portrayed with a different skin tone:

“People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity, especially for skin tone,” the organization’s report reads. “The Unicode emoji characters for people and body parts are meant to be generic, yet following the precedents set by the original Japanese carrier images, they are often shown with a light skin tone instead of a more generic (inhuman) appearance, such as a yellow/orange color or a silhouette.”

Unicode Version 8.0 is adding 5 symbol modifier characters that provide for a range of skin tones for human emoji. These characters are based on the six tones of the Fitzpatrick scale, a recognized standard for dermatology (there are many examples of this scale online, such as FitzpatrickSkinType.pdf). The exact shades may vary between implementations.

This marks a significant improvement upon the racial stereotypes exhibited previously in the Emoji’s original language:

iPhone Screengrab

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TIME society

The 17 Most Influential Mustaches of All Time

From Lanny McDonald to Salvador Dali, these mustaches were there when history was made

This Movember—the annual November-long happening in which men grow mustaches and raise money for men’s health causes—we celebrate mustaches throughout history. Why you ask? For thousands of years, mustaches have been present at pivotal historical moments. Lanny McDonald’s mustache became a hockey icon. Tom Selleck’s mustache defined sexy for a generation. The mustache’s influence on our culture, our history and thus our future is irrefutable.

It’s a bold claim to be sure but one from which we do not shy. These, gentle readers, are the most influential mustaches of all time.

TIME Television

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Annual Halloween Prank Briefly Ruin Childrens’ Lives

He encourages their parents to tell them they ate all their candy

Well, looks like Jimmy Kimmel kept up his annual tradition of convincing parents to tell their kids they ate all their Halloween candy. He encourages them to film the kids’ reactions — which of course include sadness, despondence, bewilderment and rage — and then send them in so he can air them in one big supercut. Funny? Yes. Incredibly mean and probably exploitative? Yup.

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Some kids seem like they’ve been trained to deliver a camera-ready response, but others respond with what appears to be raw, genuine emotion, which is completely understandable. They earned that candy.

Watch the full video here:

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TIME Gadgets

You’ll Be Able to Buy Oculus Rift in ‘Months, Not Years,’ CEO Says

Inside The 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo
Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images An attendee wears an Oculus VR Inc. Rift Development Kit 2 headset to play a video game during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

Coming soon to a forehead near you

Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset, will be coming to consumers’ foreheads in the very foreseeable future,the company’s CEO Brendan Iribe said at Web Summit 2014 in Ireland on Tuesday.

“We’re all hungry for it to happen,” Iribe said, The Next Web reports. “We’re getting very close. It’s months, not years away, but many months.”

Tech Crunch predicts Iribe is most likely expecting a commercial release “next fall or into 2016, since anything under two years would technically match with his statement.”

The company has gone through significant changes since being acquired by Facebook for $2 billion in March, expanding from 75 to 200 employees and opening a separate R&D division.

[The Next Web]

TIME Internet

Election Day Google Doodle Tells You Where You Can Vote


Where's your local polling location?

Tuesday’s Election Day Google Doodle provides American internet users with an important service: It tells them where they can find their local polling location.

Just a click of the animated logo, in the shape of a poll box, brings Googlers to a page outlining where they can vote.Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 9.13.15 AM

Voters will choose all 435 members of the House, and 33 members of the Senate. Elections for governor will be held in 36 states, including close races in Florida, Colorado and Maryland.

Voting spans from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

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TIME movies

Jamie Dornan Won’t Be Completely Naked in 50 Shades Movie

Arqiva British Academy Television Awards - Inside Arrivals
Dave J Hogan—Getty Images Jamie Dornan attends the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards

"The film is not the book," he says

The sex scenes in the 50 Shades of Grey book series weren’t painted in muted tones. The movie, though, may prove less vibrant.

In a recent Guardian interview, Jamie Dornan — the actor playing businessman Christian Grey, whose favorite accessory is a tie in both the board and bedroom — admitted the film will steer clear of “gratuitous” and “graphic” sex scenes “to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out.”

There also won’t be any full-frontal male nudity, he added: “There were contracts in place that said that viewers wouldn’t be seeing my, um… yeah, my todger.”

The “mommy porn” book trilogy, which sold 70 million copies in the nine months after its March 2012 release in the U.S., owes a fair amount of its success to its sexually explicit and suggestive scenes. But Dornan was quick to remind his future audience that the movie will be different.

“Look, the film is not the book,” he said. “It’s an adaptation, and Sam Taylor-Johnson is an artist as well as an award-winning film director. Look at her track record. And look at the film studios behind it. Universal. Focus. All I can say is, wait until you see it before passing judgment.”


TIME viral

Watch the Danish National Chamber Orchestra Perform After Eating World’s Hottest Chili Peppers

The performance was, in a word, hot.

How do you get your orchestra to perform a more rousing rendition of Tango Jalousie? Force them to eat some of the world’s hottest chili peppers before placing lips to bassoon and bow to cello. In what appears to be either a playful marketing gag or the most sadistic tactics ever used by a conductor, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra attempted to hold it together while performing under the influence of chili peppers.

Led by conductor Claus “Chili” Pilgaard and concertmaster Erik Heide, the orchestra began the piece on empty stomachs and then, partway through, popped the peppers as if on cue. The next several minutes have them grimacing, crying, and steadily reddening until the final note, at which point they place their expensive instruments carefully on the floor and flee the stage.

To the musicians’ credit, the execution sounded flawless, at least to an untrained ear. You might even say they were on fire.

TIME halloween

This Is the Best Post-Halloween Police Recap We’ve Seen

City of Santa Cruz

Fox News and a real life Edward Scissorhands and that’s not the end of it

Halloween is a night to get weird, and nowhere did weirdos celebrate the fact with more dedication this year than in Santa Cruz, California, according to a post-Halloween recap released by police.

In addition to what we assume are fairly typical shenanigans—the suspect in a one-car DUI crash throwing punches in the air as paramedics arrived on the scene, a drunk “prowler” found wandering in random backyards as he tried to find his way home—there were some particularly outstanding moments.

Sean Kory, 29, is alleged to have attacked a man dressed as a Fox News reporter, shouting as he did that he “hates Fox News.” What follows is the police release reprinted verbatim, because some things are not meant to be paraphrased.

“The suspect grabbed the victim’s microphone and placed [sic] down the front of his pants and proceeded to rub the microphone on his crotch. The suspect then attacked the victim with an aluminum tennis racquet.”

The victim was not injured. Sean Kory fled after the incident was reported but was apprehended by police. He has since found a small bit of Internet fame after being compared to the Hot Mugshot Guy.

In sadder news, a 12-year-old was “contacted” by police—the cops do not specify why—and found to be carrying a concealed hammer. Police say the kid already sports numerous gang tattoos and was already on probation and when he was arrested for possession of a weapon.

And finally, some glorious moron was issued a citation for “mutilation” of city property. He was dressed as Edward Scissor Hands and busted, police say, “doing some unauthorized trimming of the city trees.”

Stay weird, Santa Cruz.

TIME Music

Hear 12-Year-Old Lorde Sing a Beautiful Cover of ‘Use Somebody’ by Kings of Leon

At age 17, most people’s proudest accomplishments include a few junior varsity soccer championships or maybe a 5 on the AP World History exam. Lorde’s accomplishments at age 17 include two Grammys and a platinum-certified debut album — not to mention curating the soundtrack to the newest Hunger Games installment.

If that’s not enough to make you feel unaccomplished, then listen to Lorde’s gorgeous cover of the Kings of Leon hit “Use Somebody” from when she was just 12 years old. Back then, she was an Auckland resident named Ella Yelich-O’Connor who dropped by a local radio station to play a few songs. And, yeah, she was really good — and surprisingly emotive for such a young person.

Though this audio has been floating around the Internet for a while now, the version of “Use Somebody” is beginning to resurface again this week. We’re totally cool with that.

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