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Sarah Hart Was “Intoxicated”: Everything We’ve Learned So Far About the Hart Family From the Coroner’s Inquest

Last September, Glamour reported on the tragic story of the Harts—mothers Jennifer and Sarah Hart, and their six adopted children. On social media, Jen Hart portrayed the image of a happy, post-racial American family, but what was going on inside their Woodland, home turned out to be something very different.

Jen, Sarah and their children Markis, 19, Hannah, 16, Devonte, 15, Abigail, 14, Jeremiah, 14, and Sierra, 12 (two sets of black biological siblings) were often referred to as the “Hart Tribe.” But on March 26, 2018, their car was found at the bottom of a cliff off of California’s Highway 1.

In the coroner’s inquest today at the Willitts Justice Center in California, investigators have revealed the timeline of what happened in the family’s final hours. Among the new details revealed in testimony today: toxicology reports of exactly what was in the system of each family member when the Yukon plummeted off the cliff. Evidence presented showed that many members of the family were most likely heavily sedated, with Sarah Hart, who investigators say was in the passenger seat, having the equivalent of 42 single doses of diphenhydramine, a Benadryl-like drug, in her system.

Jennifer Hart was driving—and was legally drunk—but didn’t show signs of having taken diphenhydramine. Investigators revealed that the family had purchased an Equate-branded version at a Walmart in Washington state shortly after leaving their Washington house on March 23, 2018, before continuing down the Pacific coast. Both liquid and pill versions of the drug were found in the family’s car.

California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Slates, the lead investigator on the case, testified that by his calculations, Markis Hart had taken the equivalent of more than 19 doses, Abigail Hart had taken 14 doses, and Jeremiah Hart had taken more than 8 single doses. Slates said that Sarah would have likely been “intoxicated” by the amount she had taken, and the kids would “more than likely be unconscious or asleep.”

The body of Devonte Hart, the teen featured in a photo hugging a cop that went viral, is still missing, though he was officially pronounced dead in California court in March.

Investigators also concluded that no one had been wearing a seatbelt, and Jen had accelerated the car before going off the cliff.

Early after the accident, the county sheriff said he suspected criminal intent. “I’m to the point where I no longer am calling this as an accident,” he said. “I’m calling it a crime.” The mystery of what happened to the Harts, the possible warning signs that alerted some of their neighbors, and the ongoing investigation by law enforcement are documented in Glamour‘s podcast, Broken Harts.

At the inquest, a jury of 14 will decide the manner of death for each family member. “There’s one question that nobody will ever answer: that’s why,” Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner Tom Allman told Glamour. Why Jen drove over that cliff, why Jen and Sarah made the decisions that led up to that day and that moment. “We can tell you what, almost when, where, we can tell you who, but as an adult whose brother has committed suicide many years ago, I’ve learned that sometimes the question why can never be answered. We can give people reason to find their own answer, but there won’t be any black and white answer to why.” While authorities did not disclose some evidence was not disclosed over the past several months as they investigated the crash, that’s no longer the case: “There is no reason for one percent of what we know to be withheld,” Allman said. “Everything we know we’re throwing out there.”

The Importance Of A Good Prosthetic, According To Taraji P. Henson

Playing a figure in real life is a minefield of minute details. Everything from speech patterns to hand gestures, as well as wardrobe choices and physical appearance, can be studied and scrutinized in the name of turning yourself into another person. But even with all of that effort, it still isn’t an exact science. That is when the time honored tool of a good prosthetic suit comes in handy, and while playing The Best of Enemies’ civil rights hero Ann Atwater, actor Taraji P. Henson understood this specific point the best.

During CinemaBlend’s recent conversation with Taraji P. Henson, as part of The Best of Enemies’ promotional tour, the subject of just what it took for her to sink into character came up. And in discussing that point, it all came down to the physical transformation that Henson had to make in order to truly embody Atwater’s trademark movements and gestures.

In the effort to make this change as accurate as possible, the suit that Henson wore in the film needed to undergo some specific alterations. And those changes, as explained in our conversation, came down to the following physical attributes:

It’s that sort of dedication that’s been extremely significant in Taraji P. Henson’s evolution as an actor. In preparing for Proud Mary, Henson previously spoke to us about how she prepared to deal with a film that had more action than she was previously used to. That same dedication is what comes through in her description of how she got ready for The Best of Enemies, as everything from how Ann ate to how she walked was put on the table as qualities to be studied and mastered in her portrayal.

The end result was something that everyone on set, and especially Taraji P. Henson herself, noticed during the filming of The Best of Enemies. Even her own personal security detail, whom she hired after their work on Proud Mary, noted to her that she was a totally different person once she’d gotten into her full prosthetic suit. And thanks to her push for a more accurate design, Henson was able to proudly claim this special victory:

It doesn’t matter if it’s getting a prosthetic suit just right, adapting to intense stunt work or whatever other challenges she has faced in the various projects she’s been a part of, Taraji P. Henson has a process when it comes to digging into a role; and it’s a huge part of what makes her specific brand of acting so unique. Tthat process works like a charm, as it allowed her to truly dig into the personal story of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis’s friendship, which is at the very heart of The Best of Enemies.

15 Healthy Meal Delivery Services That Makes Food Prep Easy in 2019

Cost: Two-person plans, with three meals per week, start at $60.

Availability: Blue Apron is available nationwide in the United States, but different delivery options depend on your area, which you can check here.

Perfect for: Trying everything

The details: A truly customizable meal-planning service, Plated is for folks who want to try a little bit of everything without committing to the same kind of foods (on the same day) week after week. There are 20-plus recipes to choose from—and desserts. You can choose menus fit for two, three, or four people, and for two, three, or four nights a week. But switching up these numbers from one order to the next means you can cook for yourself or use your Plated box for a straight-up dinner party, using sustainably caught fish, hormone-free meats, organic produce, and small-batch or artisanal ingredients you’d be hard-pressed to find in your desperate last-minute bodega run. Recent recipes include cuisine mash-ups like shakshuka pizza and roasted zucchini bibimbap, plus classics like a juicy hamburger.

The cost: $71.70 for two servings, three meals a week. New customers can also save up to $159 with a current offer for 25 percent off your first four weeks up until January 31, 2019.

Availability: Plated delivers to 95 percent of the U.S. Check availability here.

Perfect for: Newbie chefs

The details: There are 15 different recipes offered each week, in either two- or four-person servings. The easy-to-follow, minimal-step meals come in meat and vegetarian options—everything from pork tenderloin with cauliflower mash and snap peas to chickpea- and superfood-laced salads. And now HelloFresh is offering food so nice you can eat it twice, with Dinner 2 Lunch, solving the age-old dilemma of “seriously, how do you pack lunch ever?” Dinner recipes come with additional ingredients and instructions to tweak your leftovers for a killer next-day lunch:Chorizo beef chili becomes a chili burrito for lunch; sausage and zucchini pizza is reimagined as a salad. If you’re new to cooking, this just made figuring out one more meal that much easier. And did we mention it also has a wine club through which you can get six bottles delivered monthly?

Cost: Three two-serving meals starts at $55.

Availability: Delivers across all of the continental U.S.

Perfect for: Organic-food lovers

The details: This is the first-ever USDA-certified organic meal kit—free of synthetic pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs. You can order vegan, keto, omnivore, vegetarian, omnivore, pescatarian, and paleo meals, which are updated weekly. Ingredients come packaged, labeled, and color-coded for organized cooking, and they all take 30 minutes or less to prepare. This healthy meal delivery service also has a wide range of meal plans for so many different lifestyles, from gluten-free to family carnivore. Other stuff we love: the eco-friendly packaging (the boxes are literally mini fridges, upping the cute factor), the fact that there’s no commitment, and the flexible delivery dates. It’s probably the most chill meal prep kit of the bunch.

Cost: Two-person plans, with three meals per week, start at $63.

Availability: Green Chef delivers almost everywhere in the continental United States except Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Louisiana.

Perfect for: Picky eaters

The details: Everything’s ready to go from Veestro—the vegan, dairy-free healthy meal delivery service is all about the heat-and-eat, so if you’re slammed at the office, it’s not a big deal, as dinner will still be ready in a few. But the best part is that unlike other delivery services, which are almost exclusively offered with limited meal-plan choices, Veestro’s got all of its offerings à la carte, so you can mix and match its “Plants Please” offerings to customize your perfect menu (because you know, not everyone loves tomatoes).

Spider-Man’s Tobey Maguire Isn’t Ruling Out Another Superhero Role In The Future

Alongside Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, the first icon of the new millennium’s superhero age was Tobey Maguire, who played Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s three Spider-Man films. The actor hung up his webshooters after the financially successful but critically divisive Spider-Man 3 in 2007, and he hasn’t been in another superhero film since. That doesn’t mean he’s ruling out another superhero role in the future though; speaking about the possibility Tobey Maguire said:

Tobey Maguire definitely isn’t closing the door on the idea that he could one day return to the realm of superhero movies. His years as Spider-Man and multiple films haven’t caused him to swear off working in the genre entirely, but he isn’t itching to get back in a pair of superhero tights either. Therefore what he told The Hollywood Reporter isn’t a definitive answer about whether we’ll see him in a superhero role in the future, but it leaves the door open.

Based on his comments, Tobey Maguire seems to take a very zen approach to the roles that he takes, never saying never. He doesn’t want to box himself in by saying he absolutely would do X or wouldn’t do Y, because every situation is different. If something comes along that he is drawn to, he’ll take it and not be governed by any sort of rules he’s made for himself.

That seems to apply to superhero movies as well. If a new superhero role comes along and Tobey Maguire is called to it, he may very well add another chapter to his comic book movie legacy. We’ll just have to wait and see if such an opportunity presents itself and how Tobey Maguire responds to it. There is certainly no shortage of superhero films on the horizon with potential roles for the OG Peter Parker.

I think a lot of fans would love to see Tobey Maguire return to the superhero world in some fashion, even if it’s something as small as a cameo. Fans even created a petition for Tobey Maguire to cameo as a pizza delivery guy in Spider-Man: Far From Home. And new Spider-Man Tom Holland has advocated for Tobey Maguire to play Uncle Ben.

One film that is practically demanding a Tobey Maguire cameo is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2. The directors of the first film didn’t want to confuse audiences by bringing in Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to voice Spider-Men, but now that the first film was successful, as in Best Animated Feature successful, there may be more of an opportunity to remedy that in the sequel.

If Tobey Maguire does one day return to the world of superhero movies, he would be in good company. Actors like Chris Evans, Michael B. Jordan, Ben Affleck and Ryan Reynolds all played multiple different superheroes on the big screen. After years away, even former Batman Michael Keaton returned as the villainous Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Personally, I would love to see Tobey Maguire make the jump from hero to villain in a future superhero movie.

You can see the new Peter Parker Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home, in theaters on July 5. Check out our 2019 release schedule to keep track of all the biggest movies headed to theaters this year and let us know in the comments what comic book character you would like to see Tobey Maguire play in a future film.

Tim Miller Reveals Terminator In Dark Fate’s Cool New Ability

Although Arnold Schwarzenegger’s face is the one folks usually envision first when thinking about Terminators, as we’ve seen numerous times over the decades, that’s not the only visage these cybernetic assassins use. This year’s Terminator: Dark Fate will throw several new Terminators into action, including one played by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Gabriel Luna. What distinguishes this Terminator model from the others? Well, he has the ability to split himself in two!

During the Paramount presentation at CinemaCon today, Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller came out to plug his latest movie, which he worked on closely with the man who launched this sci-fi saga, James Cameron, who is serving as a producer on Dark Fate. One of the things he revealed is how Gabriel Luna’s Terminator can duplicate itself. This is a byproduct of Luna’s Terminator either being a T-1000 model or a more advanced model with those same liquid metal properties. The T-1000 model was previously played by Robert Patrick in Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Lee Byung-hun in Terminator Genisys.

There was also footage from Terminator: Dark Fate screened that showed Gabriel Luna’s Terminator in action, beginning with him starting as a black puddle and then rising up to assume his human form. From there, he chased after Natalia Reyes’ Dani Ramos and Mackenzie Davis’ Grace. Then another Terminator dressed in all black shows up, indicating that’s the Luna duplicate, and that Dani and Grace are now being attacked on two fronts. Fortunately for them, Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor arrives with guns blazing to help the other women out of their troublesome predicament.

The T-800 model may still be the most common Terminator model that Skynet churns out, but there’s no denying that the T-1000 is an even greater killing machine. Its shapeshifting abilities allow it to disguise itself as anybody or anything it sees, as well shrug off all physical injuries. Robert Patrick’s T-1000 was only finally defeated by being pushed into a vat of molten steel, while Lee Byung-hun’s iteration was neutralized when it was caught in a shower of hydrochloric acid. Presumably Gabriel Luna’s model shares these few weaknesses, but the fact that it can split itself in two means that even if the Terminator: Dark Fate protagonists manage to destroy one copy, they’ll have to put just as much effort, if not more, into taking out the other. Talk about upping the stakes!

No specific plot details for Terminator: Dark Fate have been revealed yet, although rather than follow the events of Terminator Genisys, this movie is a direct sequel to The Terminator and Terminator 2, and will ignoring the other sequels. Along with Linda Hamilton reprising Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger will return once more to play an older T-800 model. Diego Boneta and Enrique Arce are also part of the main cast, and Jude Collie serves the body double for the young John Connor, with Edward Furlong’s facial likeness from Terminator 2 being digitally applied.

Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters on November 1. Be sure to look through our 2019 release schedule to learn what other movies are coming out this year.

The 6 Best Swimsuit Trends to Shop in 2019 |New Bathing Suits

Not unlike underwear, swimwear is something that’s very personal. Shopping for a new suit isn’t always as simple as picking one-piece over two. There are fit concerns to keep in mind, new brands to look into, and of course, trends to consider.

This year’s biggest swim trends are all about making a statement poolside or on the beach (or with your regular clothes, because why not?): floral prints closer to wallpaper than actual nature, geometric cutouts on slick one-pieces, rainbow-grade stripes, ribbed fabrics, ruffled or otherwise accented statement shoulders, and sleeved suits. And you can find takes on each of them at different budgets, from affordable brands like Swimsuits for All and Aerie to designer favorites like Solid and Striped and Chromat.

Read on to recap—and shop—six swim trends you’ll be seeing all over the ’gram in 2019.

The 6 Best Swimsuit Trends to Shop in 2019

Not unlike underwear, swimwear is something that’s very personal. Shopping for a new suit isn’t always as simple as picking one piece versus two. There are fit concerns to keep in mind, new brands to look into, and, of course, trends to consider.

This year’s biggest swim trends are all about making a statement poolside or on the beach (or with your regular clothes, because why not?): floral prints closer to wallpaper than actual nature, geometric cutouts on slick one-pieces, rainbow-grade stripes, ribbed fabrics, ruffled or otherwise accented statement shoulders, and sleeved suits. And you can find takes on each of them at various different budgets, from affordable brands like Swimsuits for All and Aerie to designer favorites like Solid and Striped and Chromat.

Read on to recap—and shop—six swim trends you’ll be seeing all over the ‘gram in 2019.

Despite Lawsuit, Amazon Says Termination Of Woody Allen Was ‘Justified’

Amazon is firing back with its first big move as it stares down a massive $68 million lawsuit by Woody Allen for a breach of contract. The company claims that it was justified in terminating the remainder of its multi-film contract with the director, and is using the events and controversial comments made by Allen to fuel the claim.

Specifically, Amazon has taking aim at Woody Allen’s controversial comments made at the time news broke on the Harvey Weinstein controversy, in which Allen publicly warned the news could create a “witch hunt atmosphere” in Hollywood. THR reported Amazon added that Allen’s dismissal of Dylan Farrow’s memories of sexual abuse as an excuse to use the #MeToo movement for attention added to the controversy and made further work with him impossible.

Amazon’s argument is that Woody Allen made the comments with a failure to recognize the gravity of the situation, or the implication that it would have on his career despite the increasing number of top talents who announced they wouldn’t work with him. This is what the company is saying justifies the termination of the contract, and why the case should be dismissed.

Amazon’s argument will have some issues, as some believe the evidence presented can be argued as a legitimate risk the company knew it was taking on when it initially signed the deal with Woody Allen. For example, while the claims of Allen’s abuse against Dylan Farrow were re-ignited by the #MeToo movement, the claim against him has been public knowledge for decades. Amazon continued on with the deal knowing that news was out there, albeit before the Weinstein comments.

As for Woody Allen’s side of the argument, Amazon cannot drop its contract with him on the grounds of a longstanding allegation that is “baseless,” in the words of a statement from his legal complaint. This means that, whether Amazon wants to show Allen’s future work or not, he’s still owed the money from the deal. That is likely where the $68 million amount comes from.

The court case is being looked on by interested parties throughout Hollywood, who wish to see whether or not courts will uphold grounds of dismissing high-profile contracts due to the events of the #MeToo movement. If the courts end up ruling in favor of Amazon, it may encourage other companies that were on the line with actors caught in controversy to try and sever any expensive contracts they had.

CinemaBlend will keep an eye on the ongoing legal proceedings between Woody Allen and Amazon, as well as keep readers up to date on the latest and greatest entertainment news. As an example, hop on over to our latest news on Pet Sematary to see what critics have to say about the latest Stephen King adaptation.

Shazam’s Mark Strong Almost Starred In An X-Men Movie

Mark Strong’s latest role as the villain Dr. Sivana in Shazam! isn’t anywhere close to his first rodeo in comic book movie adaptations. He’s been Frank D’Amico in Kick-Ass, Sinestro in Green Lantern, Merlin in Kingsman and he almost played a villainous mutant in an X-Men film. Here’s what Strong said of his role that never was:

How interesting is that. According to Mark Strong’s recent words to ComingSoon.net, he was in the running to play Sebastian Shaw in 2011’s X-Men: First Class. The character turned out to have an important role in the origin story of Magneto, as a Nazi in the concentration camp who guided Erik to manifesting his powers out of his rage and murdered his mother in front of him. He eventually showed up as the main villain the X-Men must take on when Erik is an adult. Kevin Bacon won the role and did an effective job as Shaw, but looks like Strong was originally an option the filmmakers seriously considered.

Because Mark Strong was a past collaborator to First Class director Matthew Vaughn for both Kick Ass and Stardust, he immediately thought of the actor to take on the role of Shaw – especially considering Strong could already speak German. But since the actor had done quite a few high profile bad guy roles recently, he decided against it. He would however take on the role of Sinestro during the same year of X-Men: First Class was released, though the famous DC didn’t quite get to live out his full potential in the famous superhero bomb.

Mark Strong now gets to be the DC villain he was meant to be as Dr. Sivana in Shazam! which critics have raved about ahead of its upcoming weekend release. The villain will go head-to-head with 14-year-old Billy Batson’s adult superhero alter ego Shazam, who is discovering his fantastic powers with his fellow foster kid friend Freddy in a hilarious and entertaining new superhero origin story.

Mark Strong recently expressed what attracted him to return to another comic book adaptation to CinemaBlend, by explaining he loves the crowd-pleasing humor of the hero and the dark, weird and creepy story of his newest bad guy character. You can check out Strong as Sivana in Shazam!, in theaters on April 5.

First Pet Sematary Reviews Are Up, See What Critics Are Saying

We are in a brilliant time for horror, as the genre is winning new converts thanks to what seems to be an alternating pattern of inventive new original films and fantastic remakes and sequels in hallowed franchises. After Jordan Peele’s Us blew the doors off the box office last month, April has brought the remake/new adaptation of horror master Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.

Considered to be one of Stephen King’s most terrifying novels, Pet Sematary was last adapted for the big screen in 1989, in a film that is well-liked by some fans, but one that probably needed a remake. So how does the new Pet Sematary fare? Pretty well it seems. The reviews are up for the film and CinemaBlend’s own Sean O’Connell gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars, praising it as an adaptation of King’s work. In his review, Sean said:

That is encouraging to hear for Stephen King fans who have seen the author’s work run the gamut from unwatchable to masterpiece. That said, the story of Pet Sematary isn’t going to appeal to everyone, and it’s not meant to. Collider’s Perri Nemiroff echoes some of Sean’s points while highlighting how scary Pet Sematary is. She says in her “A-” review of the film:

It sounds like Pet Sematary is truly scary and will leave you feeling rattled long after the credits roll. Right before the credits, though, is where there seems to be some debate, with some reviewers feeling that this new film, while ultimately being a success, doesn’t quite stick the landing. IndieWire’s Britt Hayes gave Pet Sematary a “B-“ and said:

Others, like The Wrap’s Monica Castillo seemed to appreciate the new ending to the film how it leaves audiences with a lot to ponder in their post-Pet Sematary trauma. She said:

Not everyone felt that this new Pet Sematary actually felt new though. In one of the film’s negative reviews, Nikki Baughan of ScreenDaily found the positive elements to be far outweighed by how trite the whole thing felt. She said:

Opinions like that seem to be the minority though, and some, like Slashfilm’s Chris Evangelista, fall on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. He found that this new Pet Sematary made changes that were for the better and allowed the filmmakers to tell a new version of the story that maintains the frightening and emotional impact of the source material. He gave the film extremely high praise in his 9 out of 10 review, and said:

As of now, with an 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems that Pet Sematary is another winning chapter in the ongoing horror renaissance. The film won’t be for everyone and Stephen King die-hards and fans of the original film can probably go either way on the changes. Pet Sematary also isn’t a particularly happy film, so if you’re doing a double feature with Shazam! it’s probably best to end with that delightful superhero film instead of going home on such a heavy note.

Pet Sematary rises from its grave when it opens in theaters on April 5. Check out our 2019 release schedule to see all the horror films and everything else you can look forward to this year.