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Best Fall 2018 Fashion Trends to Shop Before the Year Ends

All of those summer sales have been making room for new fall 2018 arrivals—and it’s about time you clear out some space in your closet too.

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for since February: During Fashion Week, you get excited over all the different trends you see on the runway. You make note of the allover animal prints at Max Mara, the bold magenta at Claudia Li…and you wait, eagerly anticipating the retail drop. Once those deliveries start, you can pick which catwalk moment you want to guide your shopping.

Whether you’re going for a Nina Ricci pajama vibe or a Calvin Klein 205W39NYC metallic moment, here are six major fall 2018 trends from Fashion Week you’ll want to shop ASAP.

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First Downton Abbey Trailer Is Winsome And Grand

For a long time the possibility of a Downton Abbey movie seemed like wishful thinking. However, several months ago the project was officially announced, along with the fact it would be getting a theatrical release. Now, we have our first look at the upcoming movie and you can take a look below.

The first look at Downton Abbey the movie has a lot of the same touches of the original TV series, with a look at the bell pulley system the household uses and plenty of shots of the upstairs versus the downstairs worlds. The grand house is front and center in this first look, as the movie seems to be keeping the basic plot of the flick under wraps. What’s maybe most fun about the first trailer is its cheeky confidence.

“You are cordially invited,” the trailer reads, “to the motion picture event of the year.”

That’s pretty brazen, considering 2019 has a slew of high profile movies coming, not least of which are Jumanji 3 and Star Wars Episode IX (full list of releases), although I’m not sure there’s a ton of audience crossover between the people who love Downton Abbey and the people who geek out over Star Wars canon. I could be wrong though. Regardless, I appreciate the brash confidence.

What we do see in the trailer includes maids opening up and readying rooms, a special letter being signed, a scene that looks to be a sort of parade or maybe a coronation (depending on what year the movie will visit), and a lone motorcyclist heading to Downton. The flick started filming about three months ago and it’s nice there’s any footage together for it already.

Zayn’s Icarus Falls Is 27 Tracks And 88 Minutes Of Pure R&Z

“Sweet baby, our sex has meaning,” Zayn sings to begin the smooth, yacht-tastic “Let Me,” the lead track on his second album, Icarus Falls. It’s finally out as of Friday (December 14), and much like his 2016 debut, Mind of Mine, it’s full of the hazy, soft R&B he first left One Direction to explore. There are moody showcases for Z to flex his golden voice, like the Malay-produced “Stand Still,” and plenty of serene, tender moments of romantic abandon, like the skin-on-skin mentions on “Natural.”

But none of those things are what you’ll notice first. You might not even notice the cover art that much, honestly. But you’ll certainly take note that Icarus Falls has 27 songs, and it’s 88 minutes long. It’s a beast.

For reference, Toy Story is only 81 minutes long. In fact, Vulture put together a really handy list of films under 90 minutes last year — Icarus Falls is longer than all of them. However, it is not, in fact, longer than Drake’s Scorpion or Migos’s Culture II, two behemoths likely designed to be sprawling in order to help boost chart performance.

Of course, Zayn released a whopping nine songs ahead of the album, dating back to April, so he kind of had to double, or in this case triple, down on music for the actual release. He notably didn’t tour behind his first album also, giving himself time away from the rigors of the road to focus on himself. The dude had to show us what he’s been up to.

Icarus Falls is worth spending some time with, letting each song sink in and finding your favorites. Throughout, Zayn shows the same kind of eagerness he flaunted for weeks on Instagram earlier this year when he teased a slew of new music. Likely some of that acoustic noodling ended up here as complete songs, which is kind of neat.

It’s also remarkable how much Zayn sounds like Jeff Buckley on “Satisfaction,” and it made me laugh how the album’s only two features — Nicki Minaj on “No Candle No Light” and Timbaland on “Too Much” — are buried at the very end, like a reward for your dedicated patience.

There’s a lot to dig into, so stream all 88 minutes of Icarus Falls above. It’s perfect for a long car or train ride.

Jurassic World 3 Won’t Have Dinosaurs Attacking Cities, According To Colin Trevorrow

Although Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wasn’t the first time we’ve seen a dinosaur run rampant away from an island within the Jurassic Park franchise, the difference this time around is that the dinosaurs who escaped can’t be re-captured. They’re now running/flying across the United States mainland, and humans will need to get used to coexist with these prehistoric creatures. But for those of you who’ve wondered if Jurassic World 3 will see dinosaurs attacking cities, director Colin Trevorrow has nixed that idea, saying:

Colin Trevorrow has a point. The dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park universe operate just like any other wild animal, meaning they wouldn’t coordinate to attack humanity. Survival is their primary directive; it’s not like they’re consciously banding together to kill humans for the hell of it.

Plus, while it was a major status quo change to have all those dinosaurs be freed from the Lockwood estate at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it’s not like thousands of them are now on the loose. At most, there might be a few hundred of them, and that number will certainly increase if they reproduce or, as has happened so many times before, scientists artificially create more of them, but it’s not like there’s a plentiful population of dinosaurs. The chances of running into one are slim.

Looking at this situation through that lens, Colin Trevorrow’s comments about Jurassic World 3 to Jurassic Outpost make sense. Sure it might be cool to think about a t-rex wreaking havoc on a city (which is what went down in The Lost World: Jurassic Park), but these creatures aren’t Godzilla or the movie monsters we watch terrorize cities. Most of these dinosaurs are definitely dangerous, but Colin Trevorrow seems to be framing them as smaller threats for Jurassic World 3.

No specific plot details for Jurassic World 3 have been divulged yet, but along with not showing dinosaurs attacking heavily populated areas, Colin Trevorrow previously noted that unlike the previous Jurassic World movies, the threequel will not feature any hybrid dinosaurs. Bryce Dallas Howard has also said that Jurassic World 3 is intended to “bring the entire saga together,” although if the movie makes anywhere near the kind of money that its predecessors have, I suspect Universal won’t want to retire the franchise just yet.

Jurassic World 3 rampages into theaters on June 11, 2021, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. For now, you can find out what’s hitting the silver screen next year by looking through our 2019 release schedule.

The First Downton Abbey Movie Trailer Is Finally Here

The perfectly-manicured English landscapes, that sweeping instrumental theme song, and, of course, the manor itself are the stars of the first teaser trailer for the much-anticipated Downton Abbey movie.

That’s right, everybody: We’re finally one step closer to being reunited with Lord and Lady Grantham, Lady Mary, the Dowager Countess, Mr. and Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Patmore, Tom Branson, and the rest of the Downton gang we’ve been missing since the show ended its television run in 2016. There’s even a title card at the end of the trailer to remind you of all the characters you’ll find in the film.

There isn’t much (well, any) plot revealed in this first look, but we do get to see maids readying the house, what looks to be a parade in town, servants lining up for a big arrival at the front door, and what appears to be a messenger on a motorbike…perhaps delivering important news to the family or staff.

The movie won’t hit theaters until September 30, 2019, so we’ll surely get more clues as to the story before then. Regardless, just hearing the music again was enough to get excited—and I’m sure I’m not alone. “When the television series drew to a close, it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie, and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production,” said producer Gareth Neame, Carnival Films’s executive chairman, in the press release when the project was announced. “Julian’s script charms, thrills, and entertains, and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

The cast has been pretty pumped about the reunion project, too, as evidenced in social media posts from Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Joanne Froggatt (Mrs. Bates).

September simply can’t come soon enough. Watch the trailer below:

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Albums Of The Year: BTS Transcend Language And Cultural Barriers With Love Yourself: Tear

“Have I lost myself, or have I gained you?” a singer croons, his breathy timbre floating over a smooth melody like smoke from an ember. The lyric is a beautiful conundrum, not unlike the artists behind it.

A lot has been said about Korean group BTS, their passionate fans (known as ARMY), and their unprecedented success on the U.S. charts this year, but not enough attention has been paid to their music — an impressive catalog of songs across a mix of musical genres, some self-produced and all sung almost entirely in Korean. Since making their debut in 2013, the seven members of BTS — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — have been open about their own personal struggles, often channeling those fears and anxieties into their music in the hopes of healing those who need to hear it most.

With this intent to speak to their generation directly, the septet make music that would best be described as self-care, from hook-heavy pop and playful R&B to slick hip-hop and moody stadium anthems. Nowhere is that more apparent than on their seminal 2018 album, Love Yourself: Tear, a prismatic piece of work rooted in deep loss and self-reflection.

The second release of the group’s Love Yourself trilogy — which began with Love Yourself: Her last year and concluded with a compilation album, Love Yourself: Answer, in August — is their most vulnerable, as most middle chapters are. On Her, BTS wove a narrative of love and innocence; with Tear, it begins to unravel as doubt and grief settle in.

The album opens with “Singularity,” a solo track that finds vocalist V questioning the mask he wears to conceal his true feelings. “Even in my momentary dreams, the illusions that torture me are still the same,” he sings. “Did I lose myself, or did I gain you?” Meanwhile, Tear‘s anthemic lead single, “Fake Love,” co-written and co-produced by leader and rapper RM, reflects the emptiness of giving so much of yourself to someone or something only to lose yourself in the process. On “Paradise,” a standout R&B track co-written by British artist MNEK, BTS ask their listeners to “stop runnin’ for nothin’ my friend” and live in the moment. “It’s alright to not have a dream,” Jungkook sings. “If you have moments where you feel happiness for a while.”

These messages transcend language. These are pains and problems that everyone can relate to, regardless of where they’re from, and BTS help put them into perspective. That’s why 40,000 euphoric fans — of different genders, ethnicities, and ages — filed out of New York City’s Citi Field the night of BTS’s historic stadium show in October with the same hopeful feeling.

Of course, analyzing Tear through its 11 songs feels incomplete. Visual imagery is an integral part of K-Pop, and BTS in particular construct meticulously plotted narratives that fuse their visual aesthetics — like those of Tear, which just received a Grammy nomination for best recording package — with the messages in their music. Rapper Suga said it best when he described K-Pop not as a genre but rather as integrated content. “K-pop includes not just music, but clothes, makeup, choreography,” he said back in September. “All of these elements amalgamate together in a visual and auditory content package that sets it apart from other music or other genres.”

For example, take “Airplane Pt. 2,” a Latin-infused track co-written by Ali Tamposi, who also penned Camila Cabello’s “Havana.” The song itself is catchy and current, a dreamy analog for the pop-star life. But to watch BTS perform the song live is to watch seven idols in full command of their artistry, where every subtle movement is part of a larger story. In many ways, it’s more than an album; it’s a fully realized, 360-degree package.

With Love Yourself: Tear, BTS cemented themselves as one of most vital acts in pop music today. And they accomplished this by not compromising on who they are as Korean artists and performers, while promoting the kind of empathy that’s not often front and center in today’s algorithmic pop.

So it’s time to stop referring to BTS as “phenomenons.” That’s an ephemeral term we often give to things we find hard to explain. Their success isn’t actually all that hard to understand: They bring people together. The process of loving yourself is a journey that never really ends, but through music and through moments of connection — forged online or in-person — you’re reminded that you don’t have to do it alone, that your flaws don’t have to define you. In doing so, BTS embrace their fans just as the fans embrace them.

As RM once said, “Please use me, please use BTS, to love yourself.”

Kendall Jenner Is Officially the Highest-Paid Model of 2018

Kendall Jenner just turned 23, but she’s already leading the modeling industry for the second consecutive year.

Forbes unveiled its annual ranking of the highest paid models yesterday (December 13.) Topping the list was Jenner, who reportedly raked in $22.5 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.



Her earnings came with the help of some notably high-profile gigs, according to Forbes: Jenner continued her longstanding partnerships with brands like Adidas and Estée Lauder this year, and booked appearances at international fashion weeks and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Last year, Jenner knocked Gisele Bündchen out of the highest-earnings spot—a title she’d held since 2002—by earning a reported $22 million. This year, Jenner held onto her first-place ranking by several million dollars; Karlie Kloss followed her to second place with a reported $13 million in earnings. Rounding out the top five list of earners were Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whitely in a tie for third highest-earnings with $11.5 million, followed by a tie for fifth between Gisele Bündchen and Cara Delevingne with $10 million.

Despite raking in the cash in 2018, Jenner has also faced her share of controversy within the modeling industry. Earlier this year, she told Love magazine that she is “super selective” about the jobs she takes. Her quote was heavily criticized by other models who accused her of having special privileges because she belongs to a famous family. Jenner later clarified her comments in a tweet, but still received some pushback from fellow models Naomi Campbell and Ashley Graham. “These t*ts and a** have just had to fight through and break down barriers everyday,” Graham said.

Will Jenner hold on to the title for a third-year running? Check back in with Forbes next fall.

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Andy Serkis Wishes Snoke Survived Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A lot of people have well-formed feelings and opinions about Star Wars: The Last Jedi and that includes the people who acted in Rian Johnson’s movie. When asked about Snoke’s ending in the movie recently, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle director and The Last Jedi actor Andy Serkis revealed he was surprised about the Snoke outcome and does have feelings about wishing the character had stuck around. He said:

I would imagine being a part of something as iconic as Star Wars would be appealing to a large chunk of actors, especially when they have meaty scenes to work with, as Andy Serkis did, especially opposite Daisy Ridley on set. A movie like that can raise an actor or actresses’ profile very quickly and we saw this happen with John Boyega and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and with Kelly Marie Tran in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Of course, Andy Serkis is a seasoned actor who is very popular for any sort of major motion capture work. Star Wars is not the first major franchise he has been involved in, having come up in the motion capture world through the Peter Jackson camp. After playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings series of movies, he also played King Kong and had a main role in the Planet of the Apes franchise reboot.

Still, of course getting to stick around for more than one movie and flesh out a character—especially one that has such an aura of mystery around him as Snoke. With Episode IX expected to wrap up the current trilogy, it would have been interesting to see more of Snoke, but that wasn’t the direction Rian Johnson wanted to go in.

If course, Andy Serkis’ “who knows?” comment to Total Film is seemingly a nod at the fact Lucasfilm is always looking for new and unusual Star Wars projects, like prequels. Or perhaps Snoke could make a comeback in Episode IX, as the rumor mill has been fond of bandying about. Clearly there are still a lot of questions the fanbase would love to have answered about Supreme Leader Snoke and maybe there will be the opportunity at some point.

Andy Serkis is a man who understands how to play a character who dies in a movie. In fact it happened not once, but three times in his recent movies: War For The Planet Of The Apes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Black Panther. He’s previously talked about how difficult it was to say goodbye to Caesar in War For The Planet Of The Apes, also noting about Snoke at the time:

We’ll have to wait and see if we learn more about Supreme Leader Snoke when Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters on December 20, 2019. In the meantime, you can check out Netflix’s Mowgli: Welcome to the Jungle this weekend, or take a look at what all is coming up with our full movies schedule.

The 19 Best Volumizing Hair Products for Fine Hair

Some people are born with hair that looks like it’s straight out of a shampoo commercial and some, well, are jealous of that. Regardless of whatever hair type your mama gave you, every texture comes with its own set of pros and cons. Take fine hair: It’s easy to wash and dry, but damn near impossible to keep a curl held. Which is why we pressed a handful of top hairstylists to share the hair products that actually work on fine hair.

Whether you’re looking for an almost-out-the-door volume boost or something that can actually plump up your hair’s follicle to make each strand thicker, we’ve got your solution. Shop the best hair products for fine and thinning hair ahead.

Jason Momoa Says Henry Cavill Isn’t Quitting Superman

There’s been a lot of mystery regarding Henry Cavill‘s future as Superman in the DC Extended Universe, particularly after it was reported back in September that the actor was leaving the franchise behind. However, according to Cavill’s DCEU costar Jason Momoa, a.k.a. the cinematic Aquaman, Cavill has no plans to hang up the red cape and ‘S’ crest anytime soon. As Momoa put it:

Just to be clear, we have no idea just how much insider knowledge Jason Momoa about Henry Cavill’s future with the DCEU, let alone his discussions with Warner Bros. Maybe Cavill did decide to clue Momoa in on his future Superman plans, or maybe Momoa is just being overly optimistic about Cavill coming back for another round of Superman shenanigans. In any case, Momoa made it clear while speaking with ET at the Aquaman premiere at the Hollywood TCL Chinese Theatre Wednesday night that as far as he’s concerned, Cavill isn’t done with Superman by a long shot.

While Man of Steel 2 has barely seen any progress during its years-long development, Henry Cavill playing Superman again across the entire DCEU was called into question when a rumor came out that Warner Bros and DC were trying to get the actor to cameo in Shazam!, but those talks broke down due to scheduling conflicts because he was working on Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

That said, supposedly this paved the way for Cavill to leave the DCEU behind, though that still has yet to be officially confirmed. Warner Bros later responded that while it has a “great relationship” with Cavill, it hadn’t made any decisions “regarding any upcoming Superman films.” Henry Cavill’s Instagram video didn’t help with clearing up this matter.

Aside from another report coming out a month later claiming that both Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are done with the DCEU, we haven’t received any major updates regarding this Superman matter, though if Jason Momoa is to be believed, this is no longer an issue. That said, Amy Adams did recently state that she thinks her time as Lois Lane might be over, which, if true, could mean that either the Superman mythos is being set aside within the DCEU or that it might go through a revamp that leads to new actors playing these characters.

It’s worth noting that Henry Cavill did recently sign on to Netflix’s The Witcher series, so even if there wasn’t any uncertainty about him reprising Superman, he’s busy for the foreseeable future. Still, while Jason Momoa’s statement might provide some comfort to DCEU/Cavill Superman fans, it would be nice if some official clarification would arrive soon one way or the other.

It remains to be seen when or even if Henry Cavill will play Superman again, but you can catch Jason Momoa reprising Arthur Curry when Aquaman dives into theaters on December 21. If you’re curious about what other DC movies are coming down the pipeline, look through our handy guide.