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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ First Date Ended With…a Back Pat

The celebrations are already under way in India for Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra‘s wedding. But now we’re learning more about the early days of their relationship, thanks to a new interview with the couple in Vogue.

The pair’s seemingly whirlwind romance actually started with Twitter DMs and text messages way back in September 2016. “It was Nick who sent the first message,” Chopra says. That “friendly with an eye toward flirtation” correspondence eventually led to a date—drinks at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City—a week before they both attended the 2017 Met Gala as guests of designer Ralph Lauren. After drinks, Chopra invited Jonas back to her apartment where both confirmed that her mother was there…in a nightgown, watching Law & Order.

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at the 2017 Met Gala.

Still, “We hung out for a couple of hours,” Chopra says. But, it didn’t exactly end as she expected: “He patted my back before he left.”

“There was no kiss. There was nothing,” Jonas confirms. “She’s still upset about that.” But Jonas thought he was doing the right thing. “Your mom was in the house!” he says. “I thought it was a respectful first night.” Chopra, however, deemed it “too respectful.”

Obviously, the two moved past that awkward (but highly relatable) moment, though they didn’t see each other again after that first Met Gala until the same big event the following year. By date three, though, Jonas was all in. “She walks into the Chateau [Marmont in Los Angeles], and I feel an overwhelming sense of peace and understanding about this next chapter of my life.”

The next chapter starts this weekend, with many days of festivities to celebrate their union including, reportedly, two wedding ceremonies honoring both Christian and Hindu culture. And to think, it all started with a DM and a back pat.

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Pop Quiz: What’s Your Favorite Throwback Viral Song?

The TRL Pop Quiz works like this: our editors are posed a music-related question and have only 15 minutes and just 100 words to research, choose and explain their answers. This week’s question: which viral YouTube song is your favorite throwback hit?

You can’t talk about viral songs without bringing up the Gregory Brothers. On their YouTube channel Schmoyoho, they’ve become known for their series Songify the News, manipulating videos using Auto-Tune to create viral songs. Their most successful has been the “Bed Intruder Song,” based on a news interview with Antoine Dodson. Combining Dodson’s colorful personality with a catchy beat was a homerun, as the song hit the Billboard Hot 100 and became the most popular YouTube video of 2008 with over 141 million views. It even led to the group composing the theme song for Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! – Kristen Maldonado

It’s impossible to overlook Rebecca Black’s “Friday” when it comes to viral YouTube hits. I was in middle school when this tune dropped and while it received overwhelmingly negative critiques, it’s one of those songs that’s so bad, it’s good. Also, can we talk about that music video? Who doesn’t love a 12-year-old driving a convertible and a random 35-year-old man showing up to rap?! Years later we all still remember Rebecca’s name. Nobody could get this song out of their head, so it’s hands down one of the most successful bops of 2011. – Landyn Pan

There’s definitely a lesson that can be learned from Jenna Rose‘s still-catchy viral hit, “My Jeans.” It’s songs like Jenna’s that simultaneously attract criticism for their lyrics and visuals while still getting stuck in their detractors’ heads. I’m not convinced that Hannah Montana, Keke Palmer and Ashley Tisdale were actually wearing Jenna’s jeans, but I’ll keep listening to the 2010 song nonetheless. And as amazing as “My Jeans” is, Jenna’s recent video reacting to the music video is equally iconic. Matt Gehring

Remember “What Does the Fox Say?” I do. The Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis made the 2013 song as a joke, designed not to be a hit, but as promotion for their television show. That backfired because here in the United States we loved it. It’s catchy and dumb and funny, everything a viral hit should be. I love the nonsensical syllables the song lists as fox sounds, layered over the generic club beat. My personal favorite Ylvis song is actually about the mystery of Stonehenge, aptly named “Stonehenge,” but I’ve got to credit “What Does the Fox Say?” for its virality. – Leah Williams

Yes, Hugo Weaving Was Asked To Reprise Red Skull In Avengers: Infinity War

Despite being released back in April, moviegoers and Marvel fans haven’t stopped discussing every frame from Avengers: Infinity War. The Russo Brothers did the impossible, servicing a massive cast of characters, and keeping the audience on their toes through plot twists. In fact, the directors even did a deep dive by bringing back Captain America: The First Avenger villain Red Skull.

The inclusion of Red Skull is something nobody saw coming, and his appearance also brought another revelation: actor Hugo Weaving didn’t return to the role. Instead, The Walking Dead actor Ross Marquand played the villain. Fans have been wondering what happened to Weaving, and now we’ve seemingly got the answer: he was asked to return, but did not.

This revelation comes to us from Slash Film’s Peter Sciretta, who was in the audience for a Q & A with The Russo Brothers after a recent screening of Avengers: Infinity War. It was during this talk that The Russo Brothers revealed Hugo Weaving was offered Red Skull’s role in the blockbuster. They didn’t go into details about the negotiations or what went wrong, but the final result shows that Weaving ultimately didn’t return to the MCU during the film’s Soul Stone sequence.

Red Skull’s appearance and the Soul Stone scene actually ended up being one of the most heartbreaking moments from Avengers: Infinity War, and really helped to flesh out the character of Josh Brolin’s Thanos. He and Gamora travel to Vormir so that he can collect the stones for his finger snap of death, which is where they meet the Stone’s protector, Red Skull.

Ultimately Thanos must sacrifice a part of his soul in order to acquire the stone. While Gamora maintains he’s lost since there is nothing the Mad Titan loves, his insidious intentions become clear. Thanos kills Gamora to acquire the stone, and becomes one step closer to “saving” the galaxy through his finger snap of death.

Gamora’s death isn’t something anyone anticipated, especially with Marvel’s plans for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But now that James Gunn has been fired and the franchise is on indefinite hold, does that mean Gamora is dead for good? And could Red Skull appear once more in Avengers 4?

All will be revealed when Avengers 4 arrives in theaters to end Phase Three on May 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

MoviePass Users Are Starting To See Fewer Movies Per Month

It’s been a tumultuous year for MoviePass as the company has lost subscribers and stock prominence while figuring out how to stay afloat. While a new report indicates a lot of subscribers are still cutting their MoviePass subscriptions, the movie service has seen a spot of bright news: People are using their MoviePasses to see fewer movies.

Generally, if people are using a product fewer times per month, that’s bad for business. If that movie theater or mini golf place or local restaurant sees a downturn in customers, it’s bad for business. However, MoviePass has to pay for the tickets every time its users see a movie in theaters.

Which means the only way that MoviePass could start making money is if its users started seeing fewer movies per month, which actually does seem to be the trend at this point. According to data obtained by Business Insider, last spring the average MoviePass user was seeing 2.23 movies on average per month.

Six months later, MoviePass users were only averaging .77 movies per month, which means that some MoviePass holders are not even going to the movies every month.

This is actually how the business model was supposed to work in the first place. People would get the service, go a lot in the beginning and then sort of lose interest in the app over time. Unfortunately for MoviePass, one of the problems the company faced was that the $9.95 price drop came during a time a lot of people really wanted to go to the movies.

For example, February is often a dead month at the movies, but last February when MoviePass still had a high subscriber rate, both Black Panther and Fifty Shades Freed came out and did very well at the box office. This spring and summer also saw a ton of tentpole movies get released, least among them Avengers: Infinity War. We also saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Mission: Impossible — Fallout come out, among other big releases. More people headed to the movies during the summer this year compared to 2017.

People were really excited about going to the movies and MoviePass lost a lot of money as people saw numerous movies each month. To combat this, MoviePass instituted restrictions, including only giving users a limited number of screenings and movies to choose from each weekend. There were plenty of other changes as well, and now fewer subscribers seem to be using the pass.

It’s not all great news here. Parent company Helios & Matheson Analytics is still trading on the low side ($0.02) and a slew of subscribers keep leaving the service. For now that may be stymied by fewer users actually using the service they are paying for.

That’s something at least.

Comcast Is Raising Its Cable TV Prices Again

The metaphorical war between cable companies and the cord-cutting generation is seeing no signs of slowing down, It probably isn’t helping when the former decides to keep raising its prices, either. Such is the case with the mega-corporation Comcast, which is once again raising its “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees just a year after an already sizable price increase. It’s causing some customer controversy, as the fees are are affecting contracted subscribers, and they’re not the only increases.

In total, Comcast’s “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees are jumping up from $14.50 to $18.25 per month, with some exceptions. For the most part, those hikes are set to take effect on January 1, 2019 across most of the company’s regional U.S. markets. Some areas may not actually see the prices raised until later in 2019, according to Ars.

To go back to last year’s fees for Comcast’s “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” distinctions, customers saw the former’s cost rise from $6.50 to $8.00, with the sports fee jumping from $4.50 to $6.50. The Broadcast fee will now be $10 a month, while the sports fee will top off at $8.25. The prices didn’t exactly double, but that’s quite an escalation after just two years.

As well, Comcast is raising the prices for renting its tech equipment, which had also just been raised up a year previous. The company’s “Internet/Voice Equipment Rental” cost is now at $13, raised up from $11. Last year, that cost jumped up one dollar, from $10 to $11. Of course, customers can avoid paying the monthly fee by purchasing their own modem.

Note that Comcast’s price changes won’t be exactly the same in every market. Costs will vary by city as determined by which TV stations are available. So while the $10 and $8.50 prices are where things top off, some markets’ customers may not have to pay that much.

Comcast, which was formerly in the hunt to buy out Fox, is coming under fire for these price increases, which aren’t a part of the price totals that the company advertises to customers. Those under contracts with Comcast will also have to suffer the rising costs, as well as consumers who signed up with Comcast’s promotional deal rates. It seems that no one is safe.

This statement from Comcast doesn’t seem to do much to soothe customers’ worries, starting off by talking about its unrelated Internet service.

We continue to make investments in our network and technology to give customers more for their money—like faster Internet service and better Wi-Fi, more video across viewing screens, better technology like X1 and xFi, and a better customer experience. While we try to hold costs down, price changes are necessary for a number of reasons, including the continually increasing costs associated with carrying the programming our customers demand, especially broadcast television and sports programming, which are the largest drivers of price increases.

Comcast’s price hikes come during a year where the company has faced lawsuits and paid out settlements specifically regarding its allegedly deceptive advertising and its standalone broadcast and sports fees. Just this month, the company agreed to pay out $700,000 to Massachusetts residents who were duped into expensive long-term contracts that negatively affected credit scores. In some cases, the non-disclosed costs raised the bill totals by 40%.

As well, two million California residents are part of a class action lawsuit against Comcast over the so-called hidden fees, which the company claims aren’t hidden at all. Comcast has said in the past that it would be more transparent about its price hikes and the reason behind them, but some may find their explanations lacking.

There’s a petition out there at Consumer Reports for unhappy customers to fill out in the hopes that cable companies will just announce flat rates to potential subscribers without any hidden fees tacked on. There’s also a push to get Comcast investigated for reportedly hurting its cable competition in unlawful ways.

While waiting to see how that pans out, check out all the great shows coming to broadcast and beyond with our fall TV schedule and our midseason TV schedule.

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Ariana Grande’s ‘Breathin’ Gets Reimagined As A Symphonic Adventure Via Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons have written their share of songs that champion holding on. They’ve given them names like “Guiding Light,” “After the Storm,” and “I Will Wait.” So it makes sense that the quartet — who just released their fourth album, Delta, last month — would be drawn to one of the most celebratory anthems of self-perseverance of the year: Ariana Grande‘s “Breathin.”

They stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge this week to cover it, perhaps surprisingly maintaining its orchestral elements and electronic pulse. In fact, there’s nary an acoustic guitar to be found here (though there is a banjo, if you were checking), all in keeping with the group’s more panoramic new(ish) direction as heard on Delta. “This is Mumford & Sons in 2018,” multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett told MTV News earlier this year.

While Mumford’s “Breathin” might be missing the stakes of Ari’s beloved original (and that incredible drum sound courtesy of producer Ilya), the band does bring in about two dozen strings to pull off the cresting swells of its melody. And Marcus Mumford doesn’t try to be Ari in his vocal inflections, letting the hopeful lyrics speak for themselves without much flourish.

It’s the second time this week we’ve heard a new take on one of Ari’s modern classics, after The 1975 reimagined “Thank U, Next” as a soulful gospel stomp.

You can watch the cover above, then check out Mumford & Sons talking to MTV News about Delta in full in the clip below.

Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review

At first, I didn’t understand the hype surrounding Huda Beauty. While everyone else was singing endless praises of the Rose Gold palette on Instagram and urging me to try it, I simply lifted one shoulder in the weary shrug of someone who has swatched approximately 53,857,612 eyeshadows. Objectively, I could see the appeal of Huda Kattan’s viral line; the glimmering textures and the vibrant shades certainly looked beautiful in the link a coworker sent me. Subjectively? I was more interested in what the cafeteria was serving for lunch that day.

That all changed late last year when fate made Huda’s Desert Dusk palette land on my desk, so I could finally experience love at first sight. I lifted the lid, and the 18 pans of color bewitched me on the spot. I wore them daily after that, reveling in their perfect textures and mesmerizing hues. Everywhere I went, someone would unfailingly comment on my eye makeup—makeup artists, editors, friends, and once, even an A-list celebrity. And since I usually smeared them on with my fingers, I knew it was the palette (not my less-than-stellar application skills) that deserved the credit.

So when Glamour‘s senior beauty editor, Lindsay Schallon, texted me about Huda’s latest release, I experienced prickles of intrigue. “I never wear eyeshadow and this changed me,” she insisted. “You’ll be obsessed.” In all the time that I have known her, I have heard her wax rhapsodic about many things—including dainty necklaces and her cat—but never eyeshadow. [Editor’s note: It’s true] I knew I had to investigate further.

The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette launched earlier this month, and it’s already racked up plenty of rave reviews on social media. Kattan specifically designed it to house a balance of cool and warm tones, cycling through countless color variations and textures until she landed on the final result. The goal was to “reinvent” traditional nude palettes since “today everyone has their own interpretation of nude,” she said. I’ll admit that my all-consuming love for Desert Dusk gave me tunnel vision, so I initially scrolled right past the more mellow selection of pinks, berries, and neutrals. But, when I gave it a second look in person, I instantly understood why so many people were falling hard for another one of her creations.

Like the other palettes Huda Beauty sells, the New Nude also contains 18 pans. But, because Kattan is a makeup queen that never stops innovating, there are additional surprises inside. Ten of the shades are satin mattes—smooth (thanks to aloe vera and coconut oil), flat colors with a soft-focus finish. I love these for blending and building dimension. Then, there are four multi-reflective pearls, a formula that combines the best qualities of duo-chrome and metallic shadows. Two pressed glitters, a creamy pressed pearl, and a beige cream base complete the set.

To truly understand the genius of the New Nude, you really need to see it in person. I found myself so inspired by the dazzling selection that I even used her eyeshadow brushes instead of my fingers to complete my masterpieces—a rare occurrence. I first tried layering a selection of plum and berry shades: Raw, Kinky, Fantasy, Excite, and Teddy. After filling up my camera roll with the appropriate number of selfies (500, give or take a few), I tried a pairing that emphasized the iridescent quality of her multi-reflective pearl formula. Layering Charmed and Play resulted in a dreamy lid wash that alternately flashed violet and peach in the cool winter light. Finally, I mixed Crave, Play, and Infatuated. The combination was subtle, but it coated my eyes in a gleaming halo of shimmer. Picture the inside of a seashell bathed in gentle mood lighting. That was me at the end of this process—cue another 500 selfies.

I won’t be giving up Desert Dusk anytime soon (or ever, really), but if you only buy one palette this year, this is it. Plus, take it from me: Once you get your hands on it, you won’t be able to let go.

Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette, $65,

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Taron Egerton Says Elton John Biopic Rocketman Isn’t Holding Anything Back

When you think of the movie musical, you think of fun song and dance numbers that, traditionally, are part of a grand, larger than life story. However, the tone of a musical is usually such that things never get too serious or too deep. However, it seems that the forthcoming musical about the life of Elton John, Rocketman, is going all in, as star Taron Egerton has revealed that the film includes an apparently quite physical gay sex scene with Richard Madden, and even deals with the singer’s time spent in rehab. According to Egerton…

Richard Madden plays the role of John Reid in Rocketman, who became Elton John‘s manager as well as lover. It seems that when it came time for the two to film a sex scene together, both of the actors decided to give it their all. While Egerton doesn’t really go into detail about what that means, it sounds like we could be in for quite a passionate love scene.

However, what’s probably more interesting about Taron Egerton’s comments to The List is his revealing that the movie is about Elton John in rehab. The first trailer for the film does show Elton John getting indulgent, and one shot where he’s receiving medical attention of some kind. It sounds like the rehab aspect might be a framing device for the film, a place for Elton John to look back on his life and career, which might also explain why the story gets a little fantastic when it comes to the more traditional movie musical elements. It’s all happening in Elton’s head.

Telling stories about a person’s real life in film is always tough because no life is without its darker elements and while you want to tell a story that is true, a filmmaker also wants to tell one that is entertaining for the audience in someway. That need for entertainment is all the more true when you’re making a musical, so Rocketman could be forgiven if it glossed over some elments of Elton John’s life, especially since the movie isn’t designed to be a realistic biopic, the tagline for the film is that it is based on a “real fantasy.”. However, it seems that, at least in some cases, the movie decided to be more serious and, as Taron Egerton says, “adult.”

It certainly appears that Rocketman will be tacking a more serious an honest approach to the material than something like The Greatest Showman. While that one was a fun musical, it couldn’t exactly be said to not be watering anything down. Rocketman will be in theaters in May.

Best Divorce Gifts: 20 Presents To Give from Etsy

Earlier this month, Ariana Grande created the breakup anthem we all needed with “thank u, next“. The newly anointed ponytailed patron saint of taking the high road also offered sage advice to women looking to pick out the perfect engagement ring with a single Instagram comment: don’t. Some might say she’s bitter but it’s evident from the lyrics of “thank u, next” that, if anything, she’s the opposite. Just because her last engagement didn’t pan out doesn’t mean the next one won’t.

This is all very important because chances are you may currently know someone who is saying “thank u, next” to their last marriage. While most people have a combined dating history and engagement time that’s longer than the span of four months, but like Grande suggests, maybe the best thing to do after getting a divorce (or ending an engagement) isn’t to harp on the past or to fixate on getting even but to move on. And you know what makes moving on easier? Gifts! And what better place to find presents specifically tailored to separating than on Etsy.

From custom mugs to swill wine from to keychains engraved with the date of one’s divorce, we mined the craft Mecca for the wittiest gifts to buy a friend—or yourself—post-divorce. If your pal isn’t quite ready to laugh yet, we’ve also included some goodies that err on the side of empathy, like calming herbal bath salts and aura-cleansing sage.

The Creed II Characters The Director Wants To Explore In A Spinoff Movie

Warning: Spoilers for *___Creed II_*__are in play. If you haven’t seen the film yet, please bookmark this page, and come back once you’re current.**

Creed III is a movie that, while not officially confirmed, seems only a heartbeat away from actually happening. But besides the further adventures of Adonis Creed and his family, there’s another possibility in the air, spinning off the story of Ivan and Viktor Drago into a separate film exploring their relationship further. Creed II’s director Steven Caple Jr. is certainly behind the concept, as he admitted the following to CinemaBlend:

While the bulk of Creed II is focused on Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed, and how he not only navigates challenges inside and outside of the ring, there’s a B story that weaves its way into the film involving the legacy of the Drago family name. In particular, we learn of Ivan’s disgrace after being beaten by Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in Rocky IV, which was so great the man was basically disowned by the Soviet Union.

Not to mention, the fallout of that match also lead to his wife Ludmilla, played by Brigitte Nielsen in Rocky IV, abandoning him and their son Viktor. Which, in turn, has led to both Drago men having a bit of a complex when it comes to winning in the ring. By time their star starts rising again, Ludmilla’s surprise resurgence in their lives only stokes the fires.

Most importantly though is the fact that Creed II has actually humanized Dolph Lundgren’s infamous fighter, giving Ivan a more identifiable side in this latest film. So not only is a spin-off possible for Ivan and Viktor Drago, but it’s something that fans would more than likely want to watch.

Director Steven J. Caple Jr. certainly seems to think so, as he admitted in his interview with CinemaBlend that he kind of treated Creed II as a semi-spinoff for the Dragos in the first place. While this certainly doesn’t rob Adonis’s story of any sort of shine, it does leave the audience wanting more from the Drago side of the house, especially as we see Ivan slowly realize just what he’s doing by pushing his son’s career in the ring.

As Creed II closes the book on the Dragos, we see Ivan and Viktor go back into training, but we feel a palpable tension between the two men. There are unspoken, unsettled issues that are still lingering as the men return to the streets of their foreign home. So while Adonis Creed’s story may seem to have a limited number of paths to travel in order to make a proper sequel happen, there’s still some room for the Dragos to break the past, and the barriers between each other.

Creed II is in theaters now. The Drago spinoff could be coming. Would you watch it?

Do you want Ivan and Viktor Drago to get a spinoff?