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Katy Perry And Zedd Basically Star In Their Own Black Mirror Ep In Freaky ‘365’ Video

Two years ago, Katy Perry‘s “Bon Appetit” video turned the pop star into an actual banquet of food feasted upon by hungry (and presumably wealthy) onlookers. That era of “purposeful pop” might be behind her, but in her latest video for “365” with Zedd, Perry once again finds herself the center of attention — only this time, she’s an android.

As scientists work to transform her A.I. shell into Stepford-wife perfect, Perry sings about falling too hard into something that might just be meant as a fling. You might not even notice what the song’s “about” at first though, because — I can’t stress this enough — Katy Perry plays a frightening robotic 1950s housewife. And Zedd is her human test subject.

When she’s not being a Fifth Element-ized Betty Draper in the dining room, an androgynous Perry delivers the song in a vividly dark-red lab room rocking a look reminiscent of known Ghostbusters foe Gozer the Gozerian (with a touch of Max Headroom). But with her subtle tweaks and twitches, she’s even more unsettling in her humanlike form.

Because there’s a robot involved — much like in Kehlani’s latest clip for “Nights Like This” — there’s obviously a twist, but you’ll have to watch for yourself to find out what it is. Perry promoted “365” on her social accounts with a poster that makes it look like a terrifying dystopian sci-fi horror movie, and hey, maybe it is. And maybe there’s even more where it came from?

Check out all the madness above and try to answer the query posed in the video’s prologue: “Define love.” Happy Valentine’s Day!

Best Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spot Treatments for Women of Color

If you’ve ever dealt with hyperpigmentation—those pesky dark spots caused by excess melanin production—you know it can sometimes feel like a nightmare to deal with. Just about everyone can suffer from the effects of the condition, but according to San Antonio–based dermatologist Lindsey Finklea, women of color are significantly more prone to getting it.

Whether it’s from sun damage, inflammation, or acne scars, the clusters of flat, dark patches and uneven texture are notoriously stubborn when it comes to fading on darker skin. The process only gets more frustrating with the myriad of different serums and creams on the market that claim to do the job but inevitably fall short. I personally have struggled finding products that work on my medium-to-dark complexion for years now, even with privileged access in the industry, so I did what I always do: turn to my trustworthy network of women of color on Facebook.

These women come from different backgrounds, income brackets, cities, and age groups, which allows me access to a diverse pool of solid, real-life suggestions. So should you be in the same boat, trying to narrow in on the products worth giving a shot, here are the products 14 women of color swear by to tackle dark spots for good.

No, Rian Johnson Didn’t Drop His Star Wars Trilogy

The last few years have been very exciting for Star Wars fans. Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, there’s been a bunch of new and exciting content on both the silver and small screen. The most recent installment of the main franchise came with Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which purposefully subverted fan expectations and challenged what we thought about Luke, Leia, and the rest of the galaxy.

Despite some backlash for The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm seemed pleased with Rian Johson’s work, so much that he was given his own Star Wars trilogy to develop. A recent rumor claimed that Johnson was stepping away from those trio of movies, but now the director has shut them down. When asked on Twitter, he posted:

Well, that’s pretty cut and dry. Star Wars rumors may continue swirling, but it seems that the Last Jedi director is still committed to his own three-movie arc. As for those rumors, it seems there’s no validity to them.

Rian Johnson’s recent tweet will likely elicit a mixture of emotions from the generations of Star Wars fans out there. On one hand, his confirmation of the upcoming trilogy may be a relief. It shows that Lucasfilm has a clear plan for the future of the franchise after Episode IX, which will is set to end the Skywalker Saga forever. It’s currently unclear if/when standalone movies like Solo or Rogue One will be brought back into the property, but at least there’s a trio of new movies by Rian Johnson, as well as another possible trilogy developed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. So fear not, the galaxy far, far away is only going to continue to grow.

On the other side, there may be some Star Wars fans who were hoping the reports of Rian Johnson dropping his trilogy were true. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is arguably the most divisive main installment of the franchise, and a ton of hate was thrown at Johnson for his direction, as well as actress Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose Tico Fans took umbrage with the way he changed characters, the entire Canto Bight sequence, and especially Luke’s fate. Those naysayers might have been happy to know that Johnson dropped out of his three movie series. Alas, that was just a rumor.

It should be fascinating to see exactly what Rian Johnson will bring to the Star Wars franchise with his developing trilogy. In particular, where in the timeline of the franchise they’ll be set. Will they be prequels, sequels, or maybe even movies set within George Lucas’ original trilogy? It’s anyone’s guess at this point, but his work in The Last Jedi proved that he’s willing to take risks and make liberal changes to the canon.

Moviegoers will be able to catch up with their favorite Star Wars characters when J.J. Abrams’ Episode IX arrives in theaters on December 20th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Finally: A Men’s Leather Jacket That Doesn’t Convey ‘Midlife Crisis’

Jacket, $10,700, Hermès, 212-308-3585
Jacket, $10,700, Hermès, 212-308-3585 Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas

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WHAT A FEELING Hermès used Étrivière lambskin, a pebbled leather with a suede-like touch, supple enough to forgo a lining.

GET STIFFED The jacket is lithe, but the collar has been reinforced with triangular stitching so you can turn it up in a biting wind.

WHAT’S YOUR ANGLE? Three slanted pockets are accented with aqua-green zippers—or, in Hermès speak, ‘sportive details.’

LEATHER JACKETS bring to mind noise-polluting motorcycles—blame Marlon Brando and the Hells Angels for that—but Hermès, the 182-year-old French label, has crafted a leather jacket that connotes a quainter form of transportation: the horse. “This jacket is made of Étrivière lambskin, an Hermès heritage leather, originally used for horse-harness straps,” explained Véronique Nichanian, the label’s men’s artistic director. Equestrian leather is not a startling choice for a brand that began in 1837 as a saddlery and whose logo still depicts a horse-drawn carriage. Little else about this coat is predictable, however.

Unlike motorcycle jackets with flappy collars and stiff shells, Hermès’s lambskin proposition is airy. It won’t protect you from road rash if you fall off your chopper, but it will sit on your shoulders as gingerly as a cotton baseball jacket.

It’s rendered in inky green, not the usual gothic black or baseball-mitt brown, with bright seafoam strips at the zippered pockets. The result: modern and not the least bit midlife-crisis-y, especially when styled with bright cotton trousers as it was at the brand’s spring show.

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10 Steamy Shower Sex Positions to Try Tonight

Who doesn’t get a little turned on when their partner joins them in the shower? The cascading water, the steam, the delicious aromas wafting through the air, and the spanking clean, naked skin are total aphrodisiacs. But let’s be real: shower sex ain’t easy to pull off. All the same things that make it so hot—the slipperiness, the crammed quarters—also make it logistically challenging. To get it on without slipping and sliding all over the place, try one of these 10 shower sex positions.

How to do it: Lean back against the shower wall while your partner stands in front of you—then wrap one leg around their waist (or ask them to hold the back of your knee in the crook of their elbow to make this move a little easier on you). From this angle, they can penetrate you, finger you, use a waterproof vibrator, or do pretty much whatever your heart (and body) desires.

Why it works: You’ve got support in two places—the wall and your partner’s arms—so a tumble out of the tub is unlikely. Plus, this position allows you to have sex face-to-face, which is nice because it’s so intimate (and you get a good view).

How to do it: Put your palms against the shower wall, leaning toward it at a 45-degree angle with your knees slightly bent for comfort. Your partner can then penetrate you from behind or reach around to play with your clitoris or breasts—or, even better, all of the above.

Why it works: This is considered one of the go-to shower sex positions for a reason: You’re secure between the wall and your partner, which leaves you free to focus on the sensations instead of worrying about slipping.

How to do it: Have your partner take a seat with their butt on the tub’s base and their legs stretched out, then straddle them for any version of woman-on-top sex that you prefer.

Why it works: Woman-on-top sex lets you control the pace and intensity. Bonus: The water hitting your back will keep you nice and warm.

How to do it: Stand with one leg bent onto the rim of the tub to keep your balance (Captain Morgan-style), and have your partner sit between your legs and go down on you.

Why it works: Admittedly, this position comes with the most risk—a wet foot placed on the edge of a slippery tub could send you flying out of said tub—so proceed with extreme caution and dry feet. But done right, this angle can feel divine. The leg up lets you spread your legs apart so your partner can hit just the right spots.

How to do it: Your partner takes full control, picking you up and holding you midair as you wrap your legs around their waist for a steamy makeout session. While it can be a little bit of a workout, it’s well worth the effort.

Why it works: This position will feel ultra sexy with the water coming down around you both. Plus, since you’re face to face, you can let your hands wander wherever they please.

How to do it: With your partner behind you and you bent over, drop your head toward your toes and lift one leg into a standing split, just like you’d do in yoga class. (This one’s not easy, we know, so proceed with extreme caution). Leave your raised leg resting on your partner’s chest so they can please you from behind with their hands, penis, or toy.

Unrequited Love Is a Good Idea, or the Case for One-Sided Crushes

Your first crush is a rite of passage. The fixations that follow it are just life. Nervous, awkward, sublime. Disastrous. Transcendent. Here, we celebrate infatuations, obsessions, and passions in all their exquisite splendor. Meet our It’s Just a Little Crush series. Isn’t she divine?

The first crush I remember was on Miss Debbie, my nursery school teacher. She was pretty and had a bowl haircut that I found extremely fetching when I was three. She was nice, and she taught us how to sing and dance and clean up after ourselves, and I was smitten. She also had a fondness for a pussybow blouse and a long skirt. Who wouldn’t adore such a maven of fashion and important life skills?

Later, I would have crushes on such diverse individuals as the animated He-Man, two out of five Kids in the Hall, Britney Spears, Rami Malek, this guy who showed me how to tie a rope harness during climbing class in gym, Hayley Kiyoko, my onetime best friend’s onetime boyfriend, this random actor who consistently watches my Instagram stories yet never talks to me, a nerdy senior in college when I was a gawky freshman, Keanu Reeves, Mahershala Ali, an elfin actress I decided I could magically make queer through the power of my personality (surprisingly, this did not work), and like 80,000 other people.

Crushes don’t have to be reciprocal to be fun, energizing, enjoyable, and beneficial to your overall health. They don’t have to become dates, hookups, committed relationships, or romantic liaisons of any kind. While I’ve been delighted that a few of my crushes have turned into real relationships, I’ve had fun with crushes that never made it past the fantasy stage. I kept to appropriate boundaries—thrilled to the cuteness, smartness and general awesomeness of somebody from afar—and then eventually got over it without going into some desperate state of pining. (Let’s save the pining for folks we really love, okay?) The point is I recommend this! The unrequited crush, that is. Allow me to explain.

Crushes give you a reason to go to work

Or to school, or the gym, or the DMV, or the grocery store…you get the idea. Crushes can enliven your boring routine, put a little pep in your step, and transform your daily walk past the office coffee maker into something extraordinary because that guy sits right by it! You get that hit of endorphins or dopamine or pixie dust or whatever your brain releases when somebody hot smiles at you, and suddenly your post-lunch energy slump becomes a marvelous moment of motivation.

Crushes make you take more care with your appearance

A crush should enhance your interest in what you wear and how you present yourself, and that’s a good thing! I’m not talking about unhealthy obsessions with weight, the whiteness of your teeth, the color of your hair, the length of your nails, or anything that leads you to engage in unnecessary self-criticism. I’m talking about taking genuine pleasure in learning a new makeup technique or using a new hair product because you want to feel cute and dammit, you’re not going to let anything stop you! And whether or not your crush takes notice, you will feel prettier and maybe even sexier.

Crushes are hilarious

Think about it: crushes are ridiculous. You’ll try to interpret the meaning of his choice in t-shirts, or try to clock her moods based on how she styled her hair that day. You’ll notice the music she blasts behind the counter of the coffee bar, or try to figure out his astrological sign so you can put it through some pseudoscientific website feature that will auto-generate an explanation of what kind of sex you’d have. (Yes, I have done this—more than once. Have a problem?) In this weary old world, we all need a bit more silliness and goofiness in our day-to-day lives, so why not give ourselves the chance to giggle over a random online quiz that purports to predict your chance for a long-term marriage with a near-stranger? Enjoy yourself!

As long as you stick to appropriate boundaries and don’t bother, intimidate, harass or otherwise creep out that cutie patootie, a little unrequited love should be a fun bit of mental recreation with the positive side effect of providing fuel for the occasional masturbatory session. At some point it’ll pass, and you’ll move on to the next FedEx hottie, or KPop star, or chick who sometimes runs at the park at the same time you do. Look at that, a double endorphin rush!

Sara Benincasa is a stand-up comedian and author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs. Follow her @SaraJBenincasa.

Happy Death Day’s Villain Almost Wore A Different Mask

If you’re looking to build a horror movie franchise, there’s little more important than creating an iconic look for your killer. In the case of Happy Death Day and its sequel, that look included a mask that makes the slasher look like a massive baby, something that is sure to be memorable if only for its outrageousness. However, the killer in Happy Death Day could have looked quite different, as franchise director Christopher Landon reveals that he initially had two different concepts for the mask, the baby, and a pig. According to Landon…

I’m not sure what it says about a guy who was about to have his first child, and immediately translated that into an idea for a horror movie. Actually, as a father of a toddler myself, I know exactly what it says, and it makes perfect sense.

While Christopher Landon knew he needed to give his killer an iconic look, he wasn’t initially settled on what that look would be. It seems he was contemplating a pig mask, which certainly could have looked frightening if given the right angle. Based on the way Landon explains the situation to EW, it sounds like the pig idea never even made it to the prototype phase because once the director saw the baby mask idea created by the designer, he knew it was the way to go.

While the baby mask killer may not have reached a slasher movie level of recognition of Michael Myers or Ghost Face yet, it has to be said that you’ll never mistake the Happy Death Day killer for anybody else. It’s a look unlike any other. With two films down and a third seemingly on the horizon, it’s possible the trilogy could very much lead to this mask becoming a major part of pop culture for a generation.

The pig mask idea certainly could have worked. It’s the Groundhog Day-like premise of the film, and not the mask itself, that has made this franchise a success with many, and thus the mask is little more than set dressing.

Happy death Day 2U is in theaters now.

Miley Cyrus Wrote a Hilarious Valentine’s Day Message to Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus kicked off her first Valentine’s Day married to Liam Hemsworth in the most Miley Cyrus way: by posting a hilarious meme.

The “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” singer took to Instagram Stories Wednesday night (February 13) and posted a throwback photo of herself from the Bangerz Tour with the caption, “When it’s Valentine’s Day and bae says hi.” She also tagged Hemsworth and wrote “Love u.” When you see the photo, you’ll instantly understand why it’s funny.

Check out the meme for yourself, below:

Here’s the original photo, which was taken in Dublin back in May 2014. Ahhh, simpler times—when Cyrus’ stage prop of choice was a foam finger and she slid down a giant tongue at the top of her show. Take me back.

This isn’t the only racy message Miley Cyrus has sent Liam Hemsworth this week. On Monday, she attended the premiere of Hemsworth’s new movie Isn’t It Romantic by herself because he was sick, and she posted to Instagram, “Getting sick blows. But so do I. Get well soon babe. I love you.” Listen, everyone jumps out in February! It’s scientific fact.

Cyrus and Hemsworth tied the knot back in December, and they’ve made a few appearances together since then. Last month, they attended the G’Day USA Gala, where Hemsworth praised Cyrus while accepting the Excellence in Film Award. “Thank you to my beautiful wife,” he said. “You are a sweet, sweet angel.”

And just a few days before this, Cyrus wrote the sweetest note to Hemsworth for his birthday. “I love those little lines around your eyes when you laugh or look into the sun…. I love the way we speak in our own language. Sometimes with just a look,” she wrote on Instagram. “I love laying on the couch eating Chinese when we’re hung over from the night before. I love going to a random party and remembering basically everyone is fake AF out here and how lucky I am to share a life with someone so REAL. I love the way you always listen & the way that you care… (Even when it’s about RuPaul’s Drag Race.) I love having a teeth brushin’ partner & when I’m lazy how you’ll comb my hair.”

Offset Relives His Violent 2018 Crash In ‘Red Room’ Video

Now that the “Win Cardi B Back” campaign is finally over, Offset is moving full steam ahead with the rollout of his forthcoming album that’s coming out on February 22. Today, he has released the video for the lead single, “Red Room.” Take a look at the reflective visual below that, yes, involves a literal red room.

The “Red Room” song itself is about Offset’s upbringing and come-up, looking back at the circumstances that contributed to getting him where he is at today – both good and bad. It makes sense that the accompanying video follows the same format, giving the viewer glimpses of these situations and events in three-second windows. We see the rapper as a child, follow him as he commits robberies, then take a trip to the clink with him as the result of his actions. After experiencing the rush of Offset’s younger, wilder days, the viewer then relives his 2018 car crash from the passenger’s seat. We see the rapper, wounded, limping away from the car which has become a mangled heap.

The release of the video comes after the revealing album trailer he dropped earlier this week, featuring previously unseen footage of Cardi B giving birth to the couple’s daughter, Kulture. At the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday, Offset’s tongue became a meme as he stared at Cardi B’s performance of “Money” from the audience.

Alexis Ohanian on the Secret to His Marriage to Serena Williams: “You Have to Show Up.”

Glamour asked me to talk about “going big” when it comes to romance. I’ve done a few things that you may have seen on social media—things that have gotten me plenty of teasing from my friends, as well as other husbands on the Internet who’ve said I’m making them look bad. It started when I put up some billboards for my wife, aka the “GMOAT” (greatest mom of all time), to celebrate her first tournament after having our daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. I made a video showcasing her journey returning to tennis around the U.S. Open. And then there was that trip to Italy—she had a craving, so I delivered her to Venezia.

I get it; these are pretty extravagant gestures. But I think if you were to ask my wife, or many other people in relationships, it’s often the simpler things that are the most important. You have to show up. You have to be supportive. These are the things that matter.

I credit my parents with a lot of what I’ve learned about partnership and relationships. My father, who’s Armenian, and my mother, who came from what was then West Germany, met in Ireland and spent a whirlwind two weeks together. Even though my dad didn’t speak any German and my mom only spoke basic English, they fell in love. She followed my father to America and worked as an au pair, ultimately overstaying her visa, and actually living in the U.S. undocumented for a while until they got married. My mom had to hit reset on her whole life. In Germany, she was almost credentialed to be a pharmacist. Here in the U.S., she had to start over and get her GED while working a ton of service and restaurant jobs. Then she opted to work nights as a pharmacy technician—not a pharmacist—just so she’d be able to be around when I came home from school. Meanwhile, my father logged long hours to put food on the table and give us the best life he possibly could.

It wasn’t always easy, but my parents were partners in the truest sense. By watching them up close, I learned what it means to be supportive, how to make compromises without sacrificing yourself, and how to show up in the ways that matter. Whether it was being proud parents at my football games, or organizing family road-trips for weekend getaways to Civil War battlefields or antiquing (the former was my dad’s favorite, the latter my mom’s; at the time I found them boring, but appreciate those memories now). In short, I got the cheat code for partnership early on.

When you’re married to the GOAT, the logistics alone can make the act of physically “showing up” a challenge. Serena’s tennis schedule takes her all over the world, and my career also requires being on the road, whether it’s traveling to meet with founders, speaking at industry events, or spending time at my venture capital firm, Initialized’s home office in San Francisco. Comparing calendars isn’t romantic, but at the start of every year, Serena and I map out our schedules so ideally there isn’t more than a week that we go without seeing each other. I brought Google Calendar into her world so we could see each other’s schedules at any time, which would also make it easier to plan an impromptu call if we’re away from each other—a day without FaceTime is rough when you’ve been away from each other for two weeks.

My understanding of showing up and being present for my wife was taken to a whole new level when Olympia was born. I was able to take 16 weeks of paid leave from Reddit, and it was one of the most important decisions I’ve made. It helped that I was a founder and didn’t have to worry about what people might say about my “commitment” to the company, but it was incredible to be able to spend quality time with Olympia. And it was perhaps even more meaningful to be there for my wife and to adjust to this new life we created together—especially after all the complications she had during and after the birth. There is a lot of research about the benefits of taking leave, not only for the cognitive and emotional development of the child, but for the couple. However, many fathers in this country are not afforded the privilege of parental leave. And even when they are, there is often a stigma that prevents them from doing so. I see taking leave as one of the most fundamental ways to “show up” for your partner and your family, and I cherished all 16 weeks I was able to take.

Since I came back from leave, I’m less “full-time dad” and more what I like to call “business dad.” When Serena has an intense day of training or a photo shoot, I’ll spend the day with Olympia. I’m fortunate to be my own boss, which comes with the freedoms of doing things like bringing my daughter into the office, or working remotely from virtually anywhere Serena competes. My partners at Initialized are used to seeing Olympia jump on camera—along with Qai Qai—or hearing her babbling on a call. I tell them with pride, “Olympia’s at work today!” And I’ll post some photos on Instagram or Twitter so my followers can see it, too.

The more we normalize this—on social media and in real life—the better, because I know this kind of dynamic makes a lot of men uncomfortable (and selfishly I want Olympia to hear me talking about startups!). Research shows that men are happy to have successful wives—until it interferes with their own work. A full 50 percent of men expect their careers to take precedence over their wives’. I know this is real, because I’ve seen the tweets and comments about how being less successful (or doing what is traditionally considered “women’s work” and caring for your kids) can be “emasculating.” To me, that says more about the guy than anything else. If you need to make more money than your partner to have confidence, then I think there’s something more going on under the hood. If that’s where your swagger’s gotta come from, then it’s probably not real.

I know I’ve been successful in my career, but I’m not the one racking up the trophies. It helps that my wife and I both know what it takes to be successful and bring that mutual understanding, drive and relentlessness to the table. But at the end of the day sometimes her career really does have to come first. I try to be the most supportive partner I can be and to have conversations with her about her career goals and what she can do to reach them. Most of my talks with Serena about her career have come from a place of, “What do you want to be doing?” or “Where do you want to be?” and that’s not only in sport, but in life. She does the same with me. I’m far from perfect, but I try to get behind her and let her know I’m there for her and our daughter, no matter what.

While I don’t have anything extravagant planned at the moment (or if I did, I wouldn’t tell you!), I will always try to show my wife how much I appreciate and support her. As an entrepreneur, one of my big mantras is to surprise and delight. I guess I’ve applied that in some way to romance, and if I can think of a way to top myself, I’ll keep pulling out the stops.

But the real scoop on “going big” for my wife would never go viral—it’s our simple Sunday tradition. Growing up, my dad would make pancakes every Sunday. They were delicious, but it wasn’t just about the food. It was about being together. So on Sunday mornings, I make breakfast for the family and it doesn’t cost me a thing, except for gluten-free flour (I had to modify Dad’s recipe a bit), some eggs, almond milk, a secret ingredient, and berries (Olympia loves raspberries). There are no phones, just conversation. And we’ll spend the day together lounging around the house, or playing hide-and-seek, or going for a swim in the pool. Just being a family on those days means so much to both of us—more than a billboard, a video montage, or a whirlwind trip to Italy. And before you ask: No, I won’t tell you my pancake recipe.

Alexis Ohanian is the co-founder and managing partner of Initialized Capital, an early stage venture firm based in San Francisco with over 100 companies in its portfolio, with over $22B in market value, and $508 million in committed capital under management. He’s also the co-founder of Reddit.