Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo will team up for a new movie, which Wiig will direct.
A July update to text-display standard Unicode will enable 250 new emoji icons. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited about “Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended.”
Fox axed I Wanna Marry Harry–a dating show about a fake Prince Harry–after just a few low-rated episodes.
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman posted the first Vine from space, showing a single earth orbit, while aboard the International Space Station.
The number of official Jeopardy! questions Alex Trebek asked from 1984 through the 6,829th episode he hosted, a feat that scored him a Guinness World Record for the most game-show episodes hosted by one person
In 1914 legendary architect Le Corbusier thought up the Maison Dom-Ino design for mass-produced minimalist housing. It didn’t catch on with the masses, but now this full-size model can be seen at the Venice Architecture Biennale through Nov. 23.
‘Water, barley malt, rice, yeast, hops.’
ANHEUSER-BUSCH, voluntarily revealing the contents of Budweiser and Bud Light, its two top-selling beers, for the first time. The decision came after a food blogger started a petition advocating ingredient transparency
English singer-songwriter Sheeran’s music can be heard in the movie The Fault in Our Stars, and the 23-year-old’s latest album, called x (pronounced “multiply”), drops June 23. Here, he talks to TIME.
Your fans were excited to learn recently that Taylor Swift made you a Drake-lyric needlepoint. Did you make her anything in return?
No, but I’m not a very crafty sort of person. She’s very crafty.
I know she’s 24, but she’s a sort of middle-aged woman trapped in a 24-year-old’s body. She hangs out with her cat and sews things.
How old are you, at heart?
My soul age differs from day to day. It can be 8 or 80.
How much do you keep up with what people are saying about you?
Every single Google Alert there could be, I read.
At the beginning, definitely. My skin wasn’t very thick. But now, I think because of reading all those things, it doesn’t affect me at all. I just like to keep aware of where things are.
Your songs are very personal. Do you worry about oversharing?
I think songs are meant to be like that. They’re meant to be your personal diary that you share with the world. It’s quite nice. You’re like, I’m the only one that thinks this, and then there are 25,000 kids that are like, Nope, me too.
Did you get to keep the puppet version of you from the music video for your single “Sing”?
It’s going to be used in some other things as well, so it’s currently residing in [my label’s] offices.
Will you get to take it home at some point?
I paid for it, so I’m definitely going to.
Are you a good puppeteer?
Not at all. I’m probably going to put it in a box.
“ON MY RADAR
• Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour and Passenger’s Whispers
“Those two records, for the past couple weeks, have been on repeat. They’re all from the heart.”
• Ray Donovan on Showtime
“I’m really looking forward to Season 2 of that.”
The streetlights used to make artist Chris Burden’s 2012 piece Holmby Hills Light Folly, a model of which is shown above, are rare 1920s lamps from Los Angeles. They can now be seen in Basel, Switzerland, at the city’s annual global-art extravaganza. The “Parcours” section of the show, of which Burden’s work is a part, consists of 15 site-specific works located throughout the city’s historical center. Art Basel 2014 runs from June 18 through June 22.
Watch out, speed demons: the world’s fastest spiky critter, otherwise known as Sonic the Hedgehog, is racing into theaters. The recently announced movie, based on a Sega video-game series that has sold more than 140 million copies, is the latest example of a game franchise heading to the big screen. But the jump from home consoles to the box office can be risky for even the most beloved platformers; some find an extra life, while for others it’s “game over.” Here’s how six adaptations fared:
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SUPER MARIO BROS.
(1993) With a $48 million budget, it was a commercial failure as well as a critical one
LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER
(2001) The film starring Angelina Jolie as the relic-hunting heroine spawned a sequel in 2003
(2002) A modest success that, four sequels later, became the most successful series in the bunch
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
(2010) Jake Gyllenhaal starred in this film based on the 2003 game of the same name
(2012) The film wasn’t based on a real arcade game, but many classic characters had cameos
NEED FOR SPEED
(2014) Aaron Paul was behind the wheel of this adaptation of the popular car-racing-game series
*U.S. gross only; all others had worldwide releases
Source: Box Office Mojo
Miss Nevada forgot the capital of her home state during an on-air interview.
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto “can’t imagine” making more than three seasons of the hit HBO series. (But what does that mean, if time is a flat circle?)
Not such a wonderful time of the year: Grumpy Cat is booked to star in a Lifetime Christmas movie.
Delta Air Lines apologized for a tweet that showed the U.S.-Ghana World Cup score over images of the Statue of Liberty and … a giraffe, an animal not actually found in that African country.
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This appears in the June 30, 2014 issue of TIME.
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