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Billie Eilish’s Sullen ‘No Time To Die’ Video Features Snippets From The Upcoming ‘James Bond’ Film

Following her breakout year and her sweep at this year’s Grammys, Billie Eilish and her brother/producer Finneas were awarded the opportunity to record the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film “No Time To Die,” which stands as Daniel Craig’s last time portraying the iconic character. The track was released back in February but as the film nears its premiere, Eilish and the Bond franchise have shared a gloomy video to the theme song.

The black-and-white visual shows Eilish crooning the song’s brooding lyrics in a dark room. Eilish is juxtaposed with snippets from the upcoming film, which depicts tense moments between Craig and love interest Léa Seydoux.

About the opportunity to write the Bond theme song, Eilish said: “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor.” Adding to the sentiment, Finneas said that “writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live And Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”

The track was praised by the film’s director Cary Joji Fukunaga, who said he’s a “huge fan” of the musicians: “There are chosen few who record a Bond theme. I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas. Their creative integrity and talent are second to none.”

Watch Eilish’s “No Time To Die” video above.

No Time To Die hits theaters 11/12.

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LeBron James Yelled At His Teammates For Celebrating During The Lakers Game 1 Win

The Los Angeles Lakers fell behind early in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals before turning on the jets and never looking back. Los Angeles put forth a complete and dominant performance from about halfway through the first quarter until they took their foot off the gas late, winning 116-98 in a game that somehow did not feel as close as the final score indicated.

With the result of the game looking inevitable for a long stretch, the Lakers were feeling themselves a bit. The team’s bench did what you expect a good bench to do — celebrate things in an extremely over-the-top way — although this came much to the chagrin to their most prominent player.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, a pair of incidents rubbed James the wrong way. The first came when Dwight Howard celebrated an outlet pass to James that prompted a timeout by the Heat, while Anthony Davis told his loved ones in attendance to cheer. The second occurred after a dunk by Davis prompted another timeout and the Lakers saw their lead reach its largest of the night, at that point 32 points, and players celebrated once again.

Per Haynes, James let the first one slide, but spoke up after the second.

“Hey, hey! Stop it! Stay locked in!” James screamed. “This sh*t ain’t over, man.”

It’s unclear whether James was referring to the game — which was effectively over save for the clock hitting 0:00 — or the series as a whole. He did, however, speak to the media after the game about a time in his career when a teammate celebrating a bit too early in the Finals led to something that “burns me to this day.”

“The best teacher in life is experience,” James responded. “I’ve experienced moments in my career where you have all the momentum in the world and you felt like you had the game under control, and one play here or one play there could change the course of a series or change the course of a game. One in particular that always rings home for me is Game 2 of the 2011 Finals in Miami vs. Dallas. [Dwyane Wade] hits a three right by their bench. I believe it put us up either 13 or 17. From that moment on, Dallas went on a hell of a run and finished it off with a Dirk Nowitzki left-hand layup to steal that game. That sh*t burns me to this day. I always talk about the best teacher in life is experience, and I’ve experienced a lot. That’s what prompts me to be who I am today, is being able to have those experiences.”

Dallas famously went on to win that series in six games, rallying back after losing Game 1 to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy over Miami. James very obviously wants to make sure history does not repeat itself, and this time, he’s the one toppling the Heat.

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Lenny Kravitz Opened Up About His ‘Tight’ Bond With Jason Momoa, And Why ‘I Love This Dude’

Lisa Bonet sure knows how to pick them, there’s no sarcasm in that statement. As you’re no doubt aware, she’s currently married to Jason Momoa and was previously married to Lenny Kravitz (father to Zoe), so she’s one lucky woman. And we’re not simply talking about looks here (although that’s certainly a bonus), because Momoa’s a seriously thoughtful chap (who recently stunned her on video by restoring her first car). Rather, the two Mr. Bonets genuinely appear to get along with Lenny recently posting a birthday photo of himself with Jason and the following caption: “One family. One love.”

In the October issue of Men’s Health, Kravitz also doesn’t try to hide his adoration for Jason. But first, you must observe this cover: “Lenny In Lockdown.”


Lenny turned 56 over the summer, and he’s rocking eight-pack abs. It’s nuts, and he’s chalking much of it up to this secret: “Your state of mind — that’s so important.” And in this profile, he appears to be relatively serene while the pandemic rages, all after he blew out of Paris for his home in the Bahamas. And there he’s been, working out and eating clean ever since. He’s always been of the “I don’t do gyms” variety, but he’s proving it in photos where his backyard is his gym, and a curved tree trunk is his weight bench. Stop the madness.

Seriously though, do visit the Men’s Health piece to feel the full effect. Officially, he’s promoting his upcoming memoir, Let Love Rule, but there’s so much happening here. There’s a video of him doing crunches, and this excerpt about how much he adores Jason Momoa is what the kids refer to as “couple goals”:

“People can’t believe how tight Jason and I are, or how tight I still am with Zoë’s mom, how we all relate,” Kravitz says with a shrug. “We just do it because that’s what you do. You let love rule, right? I mean, obviously, after a breakup, it’s work — it takes some work and time, healing and reflection, et cetera. But as far as Jason and I? Literally the moment we met, we were like, ‘Oh, yeah. I love this dude.’”

Like most of us, Lenny probably can’t wait to attend gatherings again, mostly so he can stand around looking effortlessly fabulous next to Momoa. And yes, the man who Gwyneth Paltrow actually refers to as “Leonard” would like to tour as well. In the meantime, though, he was gracious enough to invite the Men’s Health crew into his seclusion compound, where he showed off his refrigerator full of fruit and veggies that he’d largely picked from his own lands. He also leans against a car to tell everyone goodbye before sprinting off on an evening run. You can’t even get mad at it all, so, like, let. love. rule.

(Via Men’s Health

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Bryson Tiller Honors The Memory Of Breonna Taylor With Billboards In Their Shared Hometown

After months of protests, memes, and calls for justice in the case of Louisville police shooting and killing local EMT Breonna Taylor in her sleep, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that only one of the officers involved would be charged — and then only for “endangering” Taylor’s neighbors by shooting from outside her apartment. Although many believe justice for Taylor was not served, the 26-year-old has become a rallying point in the movements for police reform and/or abolition.

To ensure that Taylor won’t be forgotten, fellow Louisvillian Bryson Tiller secured a pair of massive billboards paying homage to her, with one reading, “We love you, Breonna Taylor” and the other noting, “You’ve brought the city of Louisville together like I’ve never seen before and we will never forget you…” Both bear the #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor and #SayHerName hashtags.

Meanwhile, one of the grand jurors who deliberated on the charges has since filed a motion to release the transcripts of the deliberations, claiming that jurors were never even given the option to indict officers Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly for murder, while Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment of the first degree. The transcripts will be released and jurors will be allowed to speak freely about the case, according to The New York Times.

Tiller is also gearing up to release his third studio album, Anniversary, this Friday, sharing an early virtual listening session link with fans last night.

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Elton John And 6lack Join Gorillaz In The Animated Realm For Their ‘The Pink Phantom’ Video

Gorillaz have built up some major clout in the music industry over the years thanks to their boundary-pushing-but-still-accessible ways. Consequently, they’ve been able to line up a lot of stellar guests for their collaborative Song Machine series. They’ve teamed up with legends and newer artists on the songs they’ve released so far, and they got one of each on their latest: They are joined by Elton John and 6lack for “The Pink Phantom.”

Ahead of the song’s release, John said of it, “The @Gorillaz track I worked on is out tomorrow! I’ve always been a Gorillaz fan so when Damon reached out and asked me to get involved it was a no-brainer. The way the song turned out is just great – I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

Meanwhile, Gorillaz recently announced their first ever livestream performances, which will take place towards the end of the year. They didn’t indicate if they would be joined by any of their Song Machine guests, although that seems likely, so perhaps John (or his animated version) or 6lack will make an appearance.

Watch the “The Pink Phantom” video above.

Song Machine: Season One — Strange Timez is out 10/23 via Parlophone. Pre-order it here.

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Rihanna Wants To Tour Behind ‘R9’ But Admits It Will Be A Challenge

Not a day goes by where Rihanna fans fail to press the singer to release her highly anticipated ninth studio album. Rihanna, however, is infamously tight-lipped about the upcoming project, urging fans to be patient because it’s “going to be worth the wait.” But now, amid the continued pause on live music and touring, Rihanna is wary that a tour won’t even be possible for this album cycle.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Rihanna opened up about her current creative process, saying she’s trying to make up for not being able to tour: “I want to go on tour but I can’t, so I’m stuck with music that I love, and now I’m trying to figure out how I can even create visuals to that. That’s a challenge as well. But I love challenges so, you know, I’m gonna get it done.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Rihanna discussed which direction she took with the upcoming release, saying she’s asking herself some tough questions in order to figure out her sound: “What do I feel personally? What do I want to put out, and as an artist, how do I want to play it with my art? How do I want to interpret that?” she asks. “How do I want to reimagine it because it’s been so structured before,” Rihanna said, adding: “You do pop, you did this genre, you do that, you do radio, but now it’s just like, what makes me happy? I just want to have fun with music. Everything is so heavy. The world that we live in is a lot. It’s overwhelming every single day. And with the music, I’m using that as my outlet.”

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Matt Berninger Is ‘Pissed’ That The National Visited The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Set But Didn’t Make A Cameo

Game of Thrones featured cameos from many musicians (and one New York Met pitcher) over its seven-season run, including Ed Sheeran, the bearded dudes in Mastodon, Coldplay’s Will Champion, Of Monsters and Men, and Sigur Rós. Indie favorites The National, who performed “The Rains of Castamere” for the HBO series, visited the Thrones set in Belfast, Ireland, and even climbed the Wall. But they weren’t invited to appear on the show itself — and singer Matt Berninger is (jokingly) “pissed.”

In a career-spanning interview with Stereogum, Berninger explained how The National got the “Rains of Castamere” honors. “Alec Bemis, who was [Bryce Dessner’s] friend in school, is also really close friends with Dan Weiss, who was one of the creators of Game of Thrones, and Dan Weiss has been a huge fan of the National, I think, from literally the first record… The National’s been to the top of the Wall.” They also visited Castle Black, where The National of people, Jon Snow, resided with the Night’s Watch. When the interviewer pointed out that other musicians, like Sheeran (who wishes that his character had been “brutally murdered”), were on the show, Berninger came to a realization:

“You’re right. I’m pissed. I’m fucking pissed! I’m pissed I never got to be in it. I mean, we were literally there and we all have beards and shit… They were doing a big scene. It was on the other side of the Wall, at the entrance to the cave, where all the giants and everybody are collecting. It was mostly Jon Snow — he was there kind of by himself standing there, and they were going to CG in some giants or something… We spent all day in the freezing cold watching Kit Harington stand in front of that gate for a while.”

That’s the magic of television, baby. It’s not all singing about bathrooms.

Berninger’s solo album, Serpentine Prison, is out on October 16.

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Jay-Z And Meek Mill’s REFORM Alliance Celebrates A ‘Major Victory’ In California

Jay-Z and Meek Mill’s REFORM Alliance is celebrating a “major victory” in its mission after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law that limits probation terms. AB 1950 caps probation sentences at one year for misdemeanors and two years for felonies. This would theoretically lower the number of potential violations, which would keep probationers from being returned to prison for minor offenses.

REFORM campaigned extensively for the bill, which was introduced by California Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove of Los Angeles. Explaining her reasoning behind introducing the bill, Kamlager-Dove elaborated, “When you get violations, it increases the time that you’re on probation. So, you can be on probation for three years, you have some technicals, it increases to five to seven to eight to nine. There’s some people that are on probation for their entire life.” Meek Mill can attest to this; before his original case was reviewed and thrown out due to corrupted evidence, he’d spent his entire adult life on probation.

Michael Rubin, executive chairman of Fanatics and co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, helped Jay-Z and Meek Mill launch REFORM Alliance in 2019. He said in a statement, “This is exactly why we created REFORM — to change laws and create a smarter criminal justice system focused on rehabilitation and redemption all while keeping communities safe. We’re grateful for Governor Newsom and Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove’s commitment to making such meaningful change in California and we hope it sets a necessary precedent for state leaders across the country.”

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‘SNL’ Proved That The Chris Rock Studio Episode Is Really Coming With Socially Distant Read-Through Photos

With Chris Rock locked in to host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, the first in-studio episode since the pandemic, the comedian signed on for an unusual experience even for a SNL veteran. NBC and producer Lorne Michaels have reassured fans of the sketch comedy staple that the network would be taking every precaution to ensure the safety of the cast and crew. And, now, we’re getting a glimpse at what that process looks like.

In a new set of photos shared to the the SNL Instagram page, a masked-up Rock is seen sitting down for the first ever socially distanced read through. But while nothing looks too unusual in the first photo, it’s the second shot that really captures the complexity of the situation. If you scroll through to the next pic, you can see the massive ring of tables that takes up the whole studio floor. It’s like the dinner scene from Batman when Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne has to walk the salt all the way down to Kim Basinger’s Vicki Vale. How do they even hear each other?

You can see the table read photos below:

Oddly, there are no signs of Jim Carrey, who will be playing Democratic candidate Joe Biden when SNL returns, but maybe Michaels doesn’t want both of his biggest celebrities in the same room until the last minute? While the iconic producer is definitely concerned about navigating the safety protocols, and openly admits that even he’s not sure if the show can pull if off, he recently told the New York Times that doing more “At Home” episodes wasn’t an option going into this new season:

No, we just had to go back. It’s an election year. It’s what we do. There are four [presidential and vice-presidential] debates in the month of October, and I was trying to figure out how to take a week off, but it didn’t work out. So we’ll do five shows in a row, which we’ve never done, and under these circumstances. Everybody has just thrown themselves into it. It’s difficult, but we’ve done difficult a lot of times. Comedy, when there’s a little danger involved, it doesn’t necessarily suffer.

Saturday Night Live returns October 3 on NBC with host Chris Rock and musical guest Megan Thee Stallion.

(Via Saturday Night Live on Instagram)

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Action Bronson’s ‘Only For Dolphins’ Grants A Long-Awaited, Chef’s Kiss Moment To His Catalog

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Action Bronson knows his roles and he plays them all well. The New York native has a lengthy resume filled with all types of highlight placements. On the music scene, he boasts a collection of projects, including work with talented producers like Harry Fraud, Statik Selektah, and The Alchemist. He’s ventured into the film & TV world with his own food travel show Fuck, That’s Delicious, and a nightly food talk show The Untitled Action Bronson Show. He also landed an appearance in the 2019 film, The Irishman. Meshing the beauties of his food world with that of the music world, Action Bronson fires up the stove and serves up a fantastic dish with his new album, Only For Dolphins.

Bronson described the Only For Dolphins title in a press release at the time of the album’s announcement. “The dolphin is one of the most intelligent creatures ever created on whatever planet we’re on,” he said. He also compared the underwater creatures to a “five-tool baseball player.” It’s this versatile attribute that Bronson soaks himself in and wrings out over the heads of his listeners on his new album. “Author, singer, dance, exotic olive oil taster,” he raps on “C12H16N2.” For Bronson, he has every reason to be confident. While some rely on the hanging pitch to get on-base, Bronson knows no matter what’s thrown his way, he’ll find a way to shine.

Only For Dolphins arrives nearly two years after Bronson’s last effort, White Bronco, a project that severely underwhelmed fans for reasons including its brief 26-minute duration. The project left many wondering if Bronson lost his touch, but these doubts are quickly erased on his new album. Every chef has had at least one bad dish and with Only For Dolphins, Bronson proves that’s all his 2018 album was. On his new album, Bronson regains his balance by gravitating back to his childhood passion, that being his food and cooking talents.

While the hip-hop world is often filled with dark tales about the streets and its dangers, Bronson opts to live elsewhere. Instead, he ties his songs to the flavor-heavy aroma of his trusty kitchen. His punchlines are placed with caution like a well-plated dish. He uses his love for all types of food to connect with listeners, drawing on different meals to help make sense of what he says. “My hash got me spinnin’ like a hula hoop,” he raps on “Vega.” “Couple noodles lose from the chicken noodle soup.” On “Cliff Hanger” he introduces a love interest and boastfully raps, “I’m in the shower with my Latin maid / That ass is hot, you could crack an egg and cook it.” By combining the two worlds where he thrives the best, Bronson’s confidence appears at double the dose.

Staying true to himself and the personality that he’s carried over the past decade, Bronson reassumes the role of the comical and at times out-of-pocket, yet appreciated, uncle on Only For Dolphins. Lovable with good intentions, Bronson is the relative who’s unable to refrain from saying all the wrong things around the kids. Using a reggae sample as his backdrop on “Golden Eye,” Bronson raps, “F*ck around and get your sea bass smothered. I’ll choke you the f*ck out like I’m a Diaz brother.” He later settles down as the threat is later juxtaposed on “Vega” when he says “I’m recognized as a standup guy by five families.”

Action Bronson sticks out like a sore thumb. While he holds no desire to operate like the rest of his rapping comrades, he aims for many of the fruits one can bear in this field. “I might not be able to touch my toes,” he says on “Latin Grammys.” “But I will still fuck these hoes.” One way or another, Bronson will get it done to continue enjoying the perks that he’s earned in his rap life over the last decade. This is exactly where his versatility comes into play. Whether it’s in the booth, in the kitchen, on the big screen, or some combination of the three in a medium of his choice, Bronson finds a way to keep his footing and press onward. The regained balance presented on Only For Dolphins is admirable and certainly worthy of a chef’s kiss to top it off.

Only For Dolphins is out now via Loma Vista. Get it here.