TIME Television

Here’s What Dakota Johnson’s Mom Thought of Her SNL Performance

Johnson once again begged Melanie Griffith to watch 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Melanie Griffith was thrilled with this week’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by her daughter, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson.

Griffith, who made a cameo with her ex-husband, Don Johnson, as her embarrassed parents, tweeted on Sunday, “She killed it!!! Wow! I loved her poise, her comic timing, her grace, loved everything she did!!”

Griffith has been supportive of her daughter’s role in the erotic romance film, but hasn’t yet seen the movie—despite her daughter’s repeated, awkward requests.

TIME Gadgets

We Finally Know Who’s Making Valve’s Virtual Reality Headset

The HTC Vive should be out by the end of the year

Gaming company Valve dropped the news last week that it’s working on a virtual reality platform akin to the Oculus Rift, but it wasn’t clear who was making the system’s hardware. Now we know: HTC on Sunday announced the HTC Vive, a joint HTC-Valve virtual reality headset that’s due out by the end of the year.

HTC says the Vive has the “most immersive experience of any VR package,” thanks to a full 360-degree field of vision and 90 frames-per-second video capabilities. The company is also working on wireless controllers for the headset, which, given the Valve partnership, will probably be marketed primarily as a gaming device—games like shooters are a natural fit for the VR experience, and the Vive will be compatible with Valve’s SteamVR virtual reality platform.

Still, games won’t be the only offering on HTC and Valve’s Vive headset. HTC is partnering with several different content providers, including HBO, Lionsgate and Google, for other virtual reality content like movies.

It still isn’t clear how much the HTC Vive will cost or what content will be available on the platform upon launch. A developer’s edition is due out this spring.

TIME Television

Watch Dakota Johnson Mock Fifty Shades of Grey on SNL

With musical guest Alabama Shakes

Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson pulled on her comedy roots this weekend for her first Saturday Night Live hosting gig.

The star of the erotic romance novel-turned-film joked in her monologue that “I have a feeling at next year’s Oscars, [Fifty Shades] is going to be… not anywhere.” The actress also once again begged her mother, Melanie Griffith, to see the film.

The episode, featuring musical guest Alabama Shades, also showed Johnson in a contentious parody of a Toyoto Camry ad, in which she plays a fresh high school graduate heading off to join ISIS.

Watch her opening monologue below:

TIME Israel

Israeli Leader Departs for ‘Historic’ Mission to U.S.

Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress on Iran's nuclear program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled Sunday to Washington D.C. for a controversial visit that the leader described as “a fateful, even historic mission.”

“I am the emissary of all Israelis, even those who disagree with me,” Netanyahu said on Twitter as he departed. “I am deeply and genuinely concerned for the security of all Israelis, for the fate of the nation, and for the fate of our people. I will do my utmost to ensure our future.”

Netanyahu, who is seeking reelection this month, will address Congress on Tuesday to express his opposition to a possible nuclear deal with Iran—a speech President Barack Obama’s top national security aide has said will be “destructive” to U.S.-Israel relations.

“We are strongly opposed to the agreement being formulated between the world powers and Iran that could endanger Israel’s very existence,” Netanyahu said Sunday.

The visit has further strained relations between Israel and the Obama Administration, which was not consulted before House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address Congress. Obama is not planning to meet with Netanyahu while he’s in town, and a few dozen Democrats are expected to boycott the speech, which has been criticized as interference in Israeli politics just two weeks before an election.

TIME Rememberance

William Shatner Can’t Attend Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral

"I feel really awful," Shatner said

William Shatner “feels really awful” that he can’t make his Star Trek costar’s funeral Sunday.

Leonard Nimoy died Friday morning in Los Angeles at age 83 after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Shatner, 83, took to Twitter Saturda to say that he’s in Florida appearing at the Red Cross Ball and won’t be able to make it back in time for his friend’s funeral.

The actor asked people to come together and help him celebrate Leonard’s life on Sunday and remember his legacy.

“I loved him like a brother,” Shatner said in a statement to PEOPLE. “We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.”

This article originally appeared on People.com

TIME Gadgets

Get Your First Look at Huawei’s Gorgeous New Android Smartwatch

The watch will arrive in mid 2015

Chinese telecom company Huawei unveiled its own smartwatch on Sunday at this year’s Mobile World Congress—and the round device stays true the timeless luxury watch design.

The 1.4 in. circular Huawei Watch is powered by Android Wear, and has 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, The Verge reports. The device will be sold in gold, silver and black, with designs tailored to men and women and several customizable watch faces.

The Huawei watch will debut in “mid-2015,” speculated to arrive months after the April debut of the Apple Watch. Exact pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

[The Verge]

TIME celebrity

21 Things You (Maybe) Didn’t Know About Justin Bieber

They grow up so fast

Justin Bieber turns 21 years old today, but it seems like he’s been around forever. But how well do you really know the Biebs? (If you’re a responsible grownup, we’re betting, not as well as you think you do.) Read these 21 facts about the Canadian pop sensation, and you’ll be a Belieber in no time.

1. He’s the first solo artist to have four Top 40 singles before even releasing an album.

2. He is the youngest artist to have five number-one albums in the U.S.

3. He delayed the start of his Jan. 7, 2013 concert in Salt Lake City, Utah, because he was visiting a 7-year-old girl with leukemia in the hospital.

4. He likes the movie The Notebook.

5. In its review of Bieber’s 3D concert film and documentary, Never Say Never (2011), New York Magazine described him as “a bland, pious, profoundly unthreatening little Furby of a pop idol.” The film grossed nearly $100 million worldwide.

(MORE: How the Internet Made Justin Bieber a Star)

6. Smallville and Friends are his favorite TV shows.

7. He loves Disneyland, and has visited it on a romantic Valentine’s Day date with former main squeeze (and Disney star) Selena Gomez and to perform at the 2011 Disney Christmas Parade.

8. Jeremy Bieber, his father, is a former MMA fighter.

9. T.G.I. Friday’s is Justin’s favorite restaurant. Sorry, Tim Hortons.

10. He likes the cereals Cap’n Crunch Berries and Frosted Mini-Wheats.

11. His haircuts have cost up to $750, one gossip publication claims. That’s one thing he and John Edwards have in common.

12. While R&B singer Usher famously helped launch Bieber’s career, he did initially turn him down, which meant the youngster was free to consider a partnership with another singer — Justin Timberlake — until Usher watched his videos and had a change of heart.

13. He and Kanye West are bros. Kanye teamed up with Wu Tang’s Raekwon for a surprisingly palatable version of Justin’s hit “Runaway Love.”

14. With more than 35.1 million followers, Justin became the most-followed person on Twitter on Jan. 21, 2013 — beating Lady Gaga. Now he boasts more than 60 million, but Katy Perry now holds that title with over 65 million. He still has more Twitter followers than the population of his native Canada. We can see why:

15. If he could do any other job, he would be an architect.

16. His favorite word is #swag. Or at least we think so because he uses it constantly.

17. His favorite website is FreeTypingGame.net

18. He has a fair number of tattoos for a 21-year-old, including: an owl and the word “Believe” on his left arm, a crown and Roman numerals on his chest, a bird on his hip and Jesus tattoos on ribcage and his left calf.

19. Before he hosted Saturday Night Live in 2013 (and apologized for smoking pot), his first appearance on the show involved performing in a “Church Lady” sketch with comedian Dana Carvey. Carvey debuted the character on SNL in 1986 — eight years before Bieber was even born.

20. In his backstage dressing room, he has been said to request three packages of white lo-rise tube socks—one in size XS and two in size L—as well as one XS mens white crew neck T-shirt and one in size L, according to The Smoking Gun.

21. His favorite sandwich is tomato and mayo on Wonder Bread.

This article was first published on March 1, 2013, and the statistics in the piece have been updated.

TIME

Watch the NASA Space Station Spacewalk Live

Think you’d like to walk in space? Don’t be so sure. Yes, the view is great; yes, the weightlessness is fun. But the work is punishing. You’re either too hot or too cold—which is what happens when the temperature goes from 200º F to -200º F (93º C to -129º C) depending on whether you’re in shadow or sun. Then there are the aching hands that come from trying to operate tools while wearing pressurized gloves with all the flexibility of a catcher’s mitt; the fogged visor that can occur when you break a sweat—and make no mistake, you will sweat—and the fact that you cannot scratch your nose or mop your brow for the entire eight or nine hours that you’re inside your suit. And have we mentioned the diaper?

So kudos to commander Barry Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts who on March 1 will step outside the International Space Station for their third spacewalk in just over a week to run cable and otherwise prepare the orbiting outpost for the arrival of new commercial crew vehicles in 2017. NASA is streaming the walk live and once you start watching the slo-mo, high-def ballet, it can be hard to stop. Flying in space is much harder than it seems. Watching the men and women who make the trips, however, can be nothing but joy.

TIME republicans

Real TIME: Scott Walker Tackles the U.S. Economy at CPAC

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker shared his views on the U.S. economy, the minimum wage, and and the dispute over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending speech to Congress during his speech at CPAC.

Watch #RealTIME to see what he had to say.

TIME republicans

Real TIME: Chris Christie Jabs At The Media At CPAC

New Jersey Governor and likely presidential hopeful Chris Christie addressed his critics in the media and spoke out on his pro-life stance and passion for his job during his Q&A at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington at the weekend.

Watch #RealTIME to hear what he had to say.

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