The Better Call Saul star spent nearly two years training with the John Wick team to go full Keanu. Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures Before Bob Odenkirk ever contemplated undergoing an extreme physical makeover, transforming from TV’s most morally lax/physically wimpy criminal attorney into a convincing movie ass-kicker, the Better Call Saul star experienced three very real brushes with life-threatening peril. Odenkirk says he was inspired to concoct a relentless, crisply homicidal inversion of the kind of guy he’s known for playing in Nobody (out Friday) — a normcore suburban dad whose failure to protect his family during a home-invasion robbery unlocks a hidden and apparently limitless capacity for mayhem and ultraviolence — after his own home was twice burglarized, and on the heels of “an incident in Chicago” during which (the actor will only cryptically divulge), “I had a gun held to my head at 2 a.m. and I gave all my cash to this person.” “I think most … [Read more...] about How Bob Odenkirk Actually Transformed Into a Badass for the Ass-Kicking
Last modified on Nov 30, 2020 16:06 GMT Katherine Robinson Looking for an advent calendar for the kids? There are so may on sale now that will get them excited for Christmas – toys, Disney and chocolate are just some of the options for 2020. We’ve gathered together the best, and there’s something to suit children and toddlers of all ages, whatever they’re into The festive season is nearly upon us – no, really – there's less than a month till the big day! Chances are you’ve decided the kids' Christmas presents and maybe even already decorated the tree – but whatever you do, don’t forget about their advent calendars ! The anticipation and build-up to the special visit from Santa is almost as magic as the big day itself, and opening a new window and getting a treat as you count down the days just adds to the magic. SHOP: 76 best beauty advent calendars to get you excited for Christmas 2020 RELATED: The best advent … [Read more...] about 27 Best advent calendars for kids 2020: Disney, toys, chocolate and more
Photo-Illustration: by Vulture; Photos by Spotify and Betty Labs Incorporated Given Spotify’s grand ambitions to become the all-consuming audio platform of the universe, it has become a consistent point of curiosity as to what the company will do with the increasing interest around Clubhouse and the social audio category — or “live group audio,” as I prefer to call it — more generally. Frankly, the question was never an if, but a when and a how. This morning, we have an answer: The Swedish audio streaming platform just announced that it has acquired a Los Angeles-based startup called Betty Labs , which is perhaps best known for creating Locker Room , the sports-centric social audio app. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but I imagine it’s fairly modest compared to the flashy sums paid out for the likes of The Ringer, Megaphone, and Anchor. It’s an intriguing move, though I say this in part because I’ve been closely watching that app as a big sports consumer … [Read more...] about Spotify Has Its Own Clubhouse Now
Photo: Chris Weeks/WireImage/Getty Images By the end of Sharon Stone’s new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice , you’re almost shocked that she has survived to share her story. The book documents the 63-year-old actress’s life, from growing up in Pennsylvania Amish country to achieving international fame for her roles in films like Casino and Basic Instinct . And while she may be well-known for playing a serial killer in the latter, she’s no stranger to life-or-death experiences herself. Stone has packed her memoir full of close encounters, including a near-decapitation as a teenager, and a 2001 stroke, after which she was given a one percent chance of survival. So, yes, the book does expand on her iconic career, her many abusive relationships with men ( both in Hollywood and as a child), and countless celebrities run-ins, but here are nine times she looked death squarely in the eyes and lived to tell the tale. At age 14, she was attempting to tame a “bitch of a … [Read more...] about 9 Times Sharon Stone Looked Death in the Eyes
Photo: Apple TV+ So, this is interesting. This morning, Apple TV+, the tech giant’s media streaming service, announced an original content production called The Line that’s actually a combination of two different projects spanning two different formats. The first project is a six-part narrative nonfiction podcast series hosted by Dan Taberski ( Missing Richard Simmons , Running From COPS ) that debuts today on Apple Podcasts and via RSS feed, which means it’s accessible by every other podcast platform that’s plugged into the open ecosystem. Meanwhile, the second project is a four-part limited documentary series directed by Jeffrey Zimbalist ( The Two Escobars ) that will be released exclusively on the Apple TV+ platform later in the fall. Both come from Jigsaw Productions, the prolific documentary production company led by Alex Gibney. The press release describes the two projects as being independently reported productions that both attend to the same subject: the … [Read more...] about Is Apple Finally Getting Into Original Podcasts?