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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Are Officially Married!

By | July 6, 2021

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have officially tied the knot! According to People, the couple wed at Blake’s Tishomingo ranch in Oklahoma on Saturday. Gwen and Blake previously sparked marriage rumors after Gwen was spotted in Santa Monica on June 12 wearing a diamond wedding band alongside her engagement ring. The “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” singer also recently had an intimate bridal shower with her family and friends.

Gwen and Blake first met as coaches on The Voice in 2015 and struck up a romance following their respective divorces from Gavin Rossdale and Miranda Lambert. Gwen also shares three children with Gavin, 15-year-old Kingston, 12-year-old Zuma, and 7-year-old Apollo. In October 2020, Blake popped the question at their ranch in Oklahoma, and they’ve been going strong ever since. Ahead, see photos of what appears to be Gwen’s sparkly new wedding band.

Lovecraft Country Will Not Return For a Second Season on HBO

By | July 4, 2021

Despite a terrifyingly good first season, Lovecraft Country has not been renewed at HBO. On Friday, the network announced its decision to end the series with season one. “We will not be moving forward with a second season of Lovecraft Country,” HBO confirmed in a statement. “We are grateful for the dedication and artistry of the gifted cast and crew, and to Misha Green, who crafted this groundbreaking series. And to the fans, thank you for joining us on this journey.”

Shortly after the news broke, Green, the showrunner, shared a glimpse of what she imagined season two would be about. “Wish we could have brought you #LovecraftCountry: Supremacy,” she tweeted, along with a screenshot of the next generation. “Thank you to everyone who watched and engaged.” According to the image, Lovecraft Country‘s “new world” is a reimagined “Sovereign States of America” divided by the Tribal Nations of the West, the Whitelands, the New Negro Republic, and the Jefferson Commonwealth.

Judging by Green’s response and the cast’s past interview, this cancelation news came as a surprise. Although HBO does house a few limited series like The Undoing and Mare of Easttown, fans anticipated a continuation of Lovecraft Country. Perhaps we’ll see this world return on another network and another time, but for now, we’ll just have to imagine what hair-raising storylines Green had in store for future episodes.

The Zola Soundtrack Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Heard

By | July 3, 2021

By now, you’ve probably heard of a little film called Zola, which is popping off to be the movie of the summer. Set to the story of that now-viral 148-tweet thread from 2015, the Taylour Paige-led film chronicles the wildest Florida-bound cross-country road trip of a Detroit waitress after she befriends a sex worker named Stefani (Riley Keough). Without giving too much away (you can read all about the film’s wildest moments here), expect to be sitting on the edge of your seat with your jaw hitting the floor as the movie credits roll. We’d be remiss if we didn’t say the movie wouldn’t be the eye-catching spectacle it is without composer Mica Levi, who recorded more than half of the film’s music. From Levi to Mykki Blanco, listen to A24’s Zola‘s full soundtrack ahead.

Why Dan Levy Won’t Celebrate Canada Day: “I Was Re-educated on My Place as a Canadian Settler”

By | July 2, 2021

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On May 29, the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found at Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. Last week, Cowessess First Nation uncovered 751 additional unmarked graves, most of which are also believed to belong to indigenous children, at Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. More than 150,000 indigenous children were forcibly removed from their homes from the early 1800s up until the 1990s to attend these “residential schools.” Once they were in the institutions, the children were given new names, forbidden from speaking their native languages, and made to convert to Christianity. The discovery of these unmarked graves paints a dark and long-concealed picture of Canada’s history of abuses against the country’s indigenous populations.

“I encourage all Canadian settlers, myself included, to not celebrate Canada Day, but rather re-educate yourselves on the real history of Canada by taking this course.”

In an effort to encourage Canadian residents to educate themselves on their country’s history this July 1, aka Canada Day, Dan Levy shared his experience taking part in a virtual Indigenous studies course taught by the faculty of native studies at the University of Alberta last summer. “Over 12 weeks, I was re-educated on the history of Canada,” he said in a video on Instagram on Thursday. “I was re-educated on my place as a Canadian settler, my context, my privilege. And this Canada Day, with everything unfolding in the news, I encourage all Canadian settlers, myself included, to not celebrate Canada Day, but rather re-educate yourselves on the real history of Canada by taking this course.”

The 12-week class, currently taught by Dr. Tracy Bear and Dr. Paul Gareau, explores both Indigenous histories and Canada’s contemporary issues that Indigenous people face, with a focus on “national and local Indigenous-settler relations.” “Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions,” the website reads.

For Dan, the class was an opportunity to engage in “meaningful, insightful, and transformational conversations about the lessons of the week.”

“I highly, highly, highly encourage all Canadian settlers to take this course to better understand your place within the country, to better understand your privilege, and to, hopefully, strengthen your ties of allyship and advocacy,” he urged. “Education is the key to being of better service to people.”

In an interview with The Guardian, Sol Mamakwa, a lawmaker from Kingfisher Lake First Nation, said Canada Day should be seen as a day of mourning for all those children who never made it home, not a day of celebration. “I don’t think people really understand how much Indigenous people were forced to pay to this country,” he said. “Our spirituality was taken away. Our way of life, our languages and our families were taken away. With the remains we continue to find, people are beginning to see that Indigenous people paid in full – with their lives.”

Watch Dan’s full video below, and enroll for free in the Indigenous Canada course, which is subtitled in nine different languages, here.

See Maya Hawke in the Chilling First 5 Minutes of Fear Street: 1994, but Only If You Dare

By | July 1, 2021

“It began as a prank and ended in murder,” Maya Hawke reads from the cover of a paperback horror novel in the first five minutes of Netflix’s Fear Street: 1994. The first in a chilling trilogy inspired by the R.L. Stine books of the same name, the film – which premieres on Friday, July 2 – takes us on a journey through the local mall in Shadyside, OH, where Hawke’s character works as a cashier at the B. Dalton bookstore. Seconds after the mall shuts down and the lights dim all around, she receives a prank phone call from a friend who works at the nearby Spencer’s, setting an ominous tone for what quickly transforms into a blood-curdling evening.

Shaken after the call, Maya is on her guard as she stays behind to clean up the bookshop. Minutes later, she finds herself running from a masked serial killer, à la Drew Barrymore in Scream. Before we’ve even had a chance to worry about refilling our popcorn, the slasher film has us on the edge of our seats with heart-pounding chase scenes and jumpscares from all angles. See if you can spot the killer before Hawke does in the sneak preview above.