TIME Video Games

Star Wars Is Coming to Disney Infinity

Even characters from The Force Awakens will make it to the game

Toy-game wonks, listen up: Disney’s Infinity video game series will, as rumored, mark its third outing by packing Luke, Han, Leia, Darth Vader and many more into all new Star Wars-themed play sets when version 3.0 arrives for all the current and last-gen consoles, PC and mobile (iOS, Android) platforms this fall. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuting this December, I’m sure you’re totally surprised!

Disney, which harbors some of the world’s most iconic entertainment franchises (Star Wars, The Muppets, Marvel, and of course all the core Disney IP), announced Tuesday that Disney Infinity 3.0 will hit this fall. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars-focused starter pack, which includes a “Twilight of the Republic” play set, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, will set you back $64.99. That’s a little lower than its typical asking price, says Disney, and all of the 1.0 and 2.0 figures and power discs will be compatible with 3.0.

Disney says it plans to release three Star Wars play sets, the first (above) set during Episodes I-III, the second during the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) and the third, available a bit later this winter, based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In addition to those, expect new 3.0 play sets that tie into Infinity‘s previous Pixar- and Marvel-angled installments, a few tweaks to Toy Box mode (new gameplay types, including racing, platforming and farming) and new characters, including Ultron (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Sam Flynn and Quorra (Tron: Legacy), Mulan (Mulan) and Olaf (Frozen).

Back to Star Wars, because that’s why you’re here, Disney says that in addition to the Clone Wars-themed “Twilight of the Republic” play set, another dubbed “Rise of the Empire” will check various original trilogy boxes, letting you play as Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and Vader, pilot X-Wings or the Millennium Falcon in space battles, or poke around planets like Tatooine, Hoth and–wait, sorry, not a planet–Endor.

And that’s just for starters. Disney says to expect more figure and play set announcements in the lead up to the game’s release.

MONEY food and drink

Panera Drops 150 Items From Ingredients List

The chain has published a "No No List," of artificial preservatives, sweeteners, and flavors that will be off the menu by the end of 2016.

TIME celebrities

This Is Why the Met Gala is the Perfect Celebrity Event

Celebrity culture's most decadently dumb evening is "un-fun" for stars—but it's perfect for the Internet age

The Met Gala, an annual event notionally intended to raise funds and awareness of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is once again dominating the entertainment-news cycle for a morning. Over the past several years, it’s come to occupy a similar space in the celebrity calendar as the Oscars or Golden Globes, a guaranteed headline-generator thanks to the attendees’ elaborate wardrobes.

But at awards shows or movie press tours or other red-carpet opportunities of the sort, there’s something at stake beyond fashion. When a star walks the red carpet at the Oscars, she’s there on the basis of her talents and abilities, and at a movie premiere, she’s specifically hoping to draw attention to her work onscreen. Stars are invited to the Met Gala, usually by the fashion companies with the wherewithal to buy seats, with the understanding that they’re little more than ornamentation. There’s no other prize to win but best-dressed.

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In large part because the event is run by Vogue (a magazine in whose pages it’s considered a coup to appear), the stars who attend generally play ball with fairly extreme requests. The majority abide by themes that are often risky or unflattering; Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker, for instance, wore an ornate red headpiece in honor (sort of!) of Chinese fashion last night, and when the theme was “punk” in 2013, she wore a fake mohawk. The Met Gala isn’t exactly trolling the stars who attend, but it makes clear that—in the era of Reese Witherspoon’s “Ask Her More” movement encouraging stars to assert their intellectual sides on the red carpet—the whole point is to sublimate oneself to fashion.

That’s not to say that stars’ personalities don’t come through, in one way or another, at the Met Gala. From Rihanna’s regal yellow gown to Beyoncé’s near-nude dress, the looks all were roughly on-brand for the stars inhabiting them. But the looks are all we have. Though there are reporters on the red carpet, they generally get next-to-nothing but the names of designers. The Met Gala is a nutrient-free event, perfect for the Internet age. It produces no meaningful takeaway, just a set of images of celebrities onto which one can project anything.

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In 2013, Gwyneth Paltrow, who’d bent the rules by wearing Pepto pink to the “punk” gala, made waves when she said that she’d never attend the event again. “It was so un-fun,” the actress said. But who could be surprised by that? The event doesn’t even look like fun. It looks like the boiled-down essence of a celebrity’s job: Spending hours getting ready to be photographed, in order to provide grist for one’s fans and make other people money. All of them will be honored for the more edifying aspects of their jobs on other occasions, but for spectators, the Met Gala is a refreshing break from meaning in favor of pure celebrity.

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TIME celebrity

Rihanna’s Met Ball Dress Inspired the Best Memes

The Internet was on fire last night

Grammy Award-winning artist Rihanna stole the show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala celebrating the Costume Institute Monday night. Her golden Guo Pei gown inspired several memes, as some joked that her dress looked like a pizza or an omelette, while others thought she resembled Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

😊😊😊 more #METBALL for you guys xx I knoooow I’m super late on this

A photo posted by MARFA JOURNAL (@marfajournal) on May 5, 2015 at 3:57am PDT


A photo posted by Esber Nieves (@esoniz_82) on

Nooooo! Lol wheres toto tho.. #RIHanna #metgala2015 #metgala #WizardofOz

A photo posted by 👑I Am Who I Am👑 (@ashaunk) on

A yes from me #metgala

A photo posted by Káyonce Fenty♥ (@kayshaleeknight) on May 4, 2015 at 6:30pm PDT

TIME Style

See Beyonce Prove She’s the Queen of Sheer at the 2015 Met Gala

Other celebrities may try, but no one does the red carpet like Beyonce

Beyonce proved once again that she knows how to both make an entrance and capture the headlines.

While her appearance at last year’s Costume Institute Gala at the Met was dominated by Elevator-gate , the superstar has this year ensured that everyone is talking about her on her own terms. Showing up late to the annual event, Beyonce walked the red carpet in a shockingly sheer Givenchy gown that all but guaranteed every eye would be on her.

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TIME Crime

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Muhammad Cartoon ‘Contest’ Shooting

The FBI had been investigating gunman Elton Simpson since 2006

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the Sunday shooting outside a controversial cartoon competition that lampooned the Prophet Muhammad near Dallas that left the two assailants dead — the first time the group has claimed an attack on U.S. soil.

A statement read on the extremist group’s Al Bayan radio Tuesday said that “two of the soldiers of the caliphate” executed the attack in Garland, Texas, Agence France-Presse reports.

“We tell America that what is coming will be even bigger and more bitter, and that you will see the soldiers of ISIS do terrible things,” the group said.

Reports emerged Monday that the FBI had been investigating one of the shooters, Elton Simpson, since 2006 after it found recordings of the 31-year-old vowing to “fight nonbelievers for Allah.”

While there has been no acknowledged link between Simpson, fellow gunman Nadir Soofi, 34, and ISIS, Reuters reported that the FBI had been investigating whether the attack had been instigated by foreign-based militants.

The cartoon contest has been deemed deliberately provocative, as any depiction of the Prophet Muhammad is forbidden in Islam.

TIME viral

4-Year-Old ‘Superhero’ Gives President Obama the Cutest Fist Bump Ever

Barack Obama‘s teenage daughters may not want to be seen with him, but at least one kid still thinks the president is pretty cool.

On Saturday, 4-year-old Luca Martinez sent Obama off in style with a fist bump fit for a superhero, CNN reports.

Luca had tagged along with his father, Associated Press photographer Pablo Martinez Monsivais, to watch Obama, 53, board the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House. Such a special occasion called for special attire, naturally, so Luca dressed up in a superhero outfit and goggles.

The president took note. When he spotted Luca in the press area with his dad, Obama stopped to bump knuckles with his new hero before taking off in the chopper.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment, but Luca played it cool.

“Luca wasn’t starstruck and was very calm for a 4-year-old who just greeted the president,” his father tells PEOPLE. “By the way, he knows who ‘POTUS’ is; he says that ‘Barack Obama is President of Washington D.C.’ ”

Close enough.

Fist bumps are all the rage in the Capitol these days. Sens. Rand Paul and Harry Reid got in on the action with a Senate-floor fist bump on April 22, adding sunglasses to elevate the cool factor.

But if you’re wondering whose pound was hipper, well, let’s just say little Luca’s came complete with an exploding fist.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

TIME celebrities

Watch Justin Timberlake Dress Up as a Lime in Bizarre Tequila Ad

Justin Timberlake hogs the limelight once again

In order to promote his Sauza 901 tequila brand just in time for Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday, Justin Timberlake dressed up as a full-blown, green-faced lime.

The three-minute mockumentary-style commercial tells the story of Rick “Sour” Vane, a lime who lived the high life when all anybody wanted was a lime to go with their tequila.

“It was like you couldn’t drink tequila without one of us,” he says. “It was like we were rock stars.”

But things went sour when clubbers discovered a new drink on the scene — “triple distilled” Sauza 901 — and the thirst for limes was finally quenched.

Timberlake is a co-owner of Sauza 901, which is named after the area code of his hometown of Memphis. To further promote his new product, the singer and actor posted an apology video to his Instagram.

I'm so sorry… (link in bio) #NoLimesNeeded

A video posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on

TIME White House

Obama Makes Final Appearance on David Letterman

Late Show host David Letterman’s signature top 10 list had a presidential theme on Monday: the top questions “dumb guys” ask the president. Question No. 2 happened to get answered that very night: “Will you be a guest on one of my late shows?”

As Letterman counts down the days until his final show on May 20, he was joined by President Obama, who is also heading towards retirement when he leaves office on Jan. 20, 2017.

The two alternated between sincere appreciation and goofy jokes in Obama’s eighth and final appearance on “The Late Show” (and third since becoming president). Letterman asked what Obama would do once he leaves the White House.

“I was thinking, you and me we could play some dominoes together,” Obama joked. “We could go to the local Starbucks and swap stories.”

Later, Obama offered praise for Letterman’s 22 years on “The Late Show.”

“We’ve grown up with you,” he said. “The country, I think has after a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing you’ve been there to give us a little bit of joy, a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much. You’re a part of all of us.”

The two also talked about last week’s protests in Baltimore and recent unrest around the country in response to police shootings. Letterman asked Obama if he believes the country is facing a period of racial strife.

Obama said that while he thinks things are “leaps and bounds” better in America in terms of race. “When I was born it was illegal for my parents to be married. The problems that we see with law enforcement, that used to be the law,” he said.

But he added that dealing with the country’s racial past and its current problems requires vigilance, comparing it to “tending a garden.”

“One thing I know about America is that when we decide to solve a problem, we can. This problem is solvable. … We have to come together and say what works and how we’re going to make it better.”

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