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Talk about a triple threat! Jodie Foster, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts collab for the first time ever in their upcoming summer hit Money Monster.

 

"When Stars Align," Entertainment Weekly, May 20, 2016
“When Stars Align,” Entertainment Weekly, May 20, 2016

Has Megyn Kelly already won the 2016 election? And 11 other questions answered by the face of Fox News.

"12 Questions with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly," TIME, May 23, 2016
“12 Questions with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly,” TIME, May 23, 2016

The Supreme Court may be undecided on the ‘contraceptive mandate,’ but Marie Claire is unwavering in its pro-choice stance. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of their reproductive rights series.

"Mission Critical: The Abortion Debate," Marie Claire, June 2016
“Mission Critical: The Abortion Debate,” Marie Claire, June 2016

Step aside Gigi, is Bella the new “it” girl?

"BELLA," Elle, June 2016
“BELLA,” Elle, June 2016

In an exclusive interview with Popular MechanicsVice President Joe Biden and son Hunter discuss the tragic loss of  Beau Biden, the bond between the Veep and his kids, and what growing up Biden truly means. This is one of those stories that makes you want to hug your kids —or call you parents.

"One Unit, Right to the Very End," Popular Mechanics, June 2016
“One Unit, Right to the Very End,” Popular Mechanics, June 2016

 

New & Noteworthy Stories for Wednesday

“I said, ‘I want to do what Jim Carrey’s doing.’ I was looking for something he didn’t want.” -Sandra Bullock, on finding the best roles

Time Sandra BullockSome of today’s biggest, most bankable female actors are still faced with a simple fact: The most substantive leading roles are written for men. Their solution? Rewrite male characters as female characters, then play the heck out of them, bring in serious box office, and win lots of awards. Sandra Bullock talks to TIME about the ongoing fight for gender equality in Hollywood, and how the efforts of stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Geena Davis, Emily Blunt, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron will have a trickle-down effect for girls and women everywhere.


 

GQ GroomzillaSpeaking of flipping the script, GQ writer Zach Baron ‘fesses up to being the ultimate Groomzilla—and liking it. Baron’s fiancée couldn’t care less about flower arrangements and seating charts, but he cares…oh, how he cares. Read his hilarious, honest and long overdue admission, just one step in a long march toward a recalibration of gender roles in America…and also, finally, validation for women everywhere who have been forced to care about tablecloth colors.


 

Marie Claire Ruby RoseActress and DJ Ruby Rose made a splash on season three of Orange Is the New Black, but she had a real impact when she cohosted the MTV Europe Music Awards with Ed Sheeran this past weekend. As she took the stage to introduce Duran Duran, Rose—who has long identified as gender fluid—said, “Ladies and gentlemen and everyone in between…” This short, sweet and inclusive turn of phrase lit up the Twitterverse with praise. Unfortunately, when the show aired in the U.S. a few hours later, the moment had been edited out. MTV defended the decision, saying the show was simply “cut down for air in the U.S.” and the full version is available online. Read more about Rose—whose gender-morphing video, Break Free, has been viewed more than 13.5 million times—in Marie Claire.


 

New Yorker 50 Best RestaurantsGroucho Marx famously said he wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would accept him as a member. What would he have to say about the “exclusive” list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants? The New Yorker‘s Lauren Collins explores the history, influence, reputation and methods of the powerful list—which is partly sponsored by San Pellegrino—and its effect on chefs and venues across the globe. “If the wine industry has become Parkerized,” Collins writes, “then the restaurant world might be said to have been Pellegrinoed.”

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New & Noteworthy Stories, by the Numbers

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The dollar amount that Katy Perry will pay in cash for the $14.5 million purchase of an 8-acre estate in Los Angeles if she prevails in a legal battle involving a dwindling religious order, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a restaurateur in remission from late-stage cancer, and, yes, five aging nuns. The nuns say the pop star “represents everything we don’t believe in,” writes Billboard in this week’s issue. They would prefer to sell the property to nightlife impresario and restaurant owner Dana Hollister, who is willing to pay $15.5 million and plans to turn the compound into a hotel. Read all about it.

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The duration of time, in seconds, during which broadcaster Dick Stockton remained silent after Red Sox player Carlton Fiske’s epic, once-in-a-lifetime walkoff home run, which ended Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Sports Illustrated explores the significance of that play—and that game—both for Major League Baseball and for the relationship between sports and television. Just before his silence, Stockton uttered the now-famous words, “There it goes! A long drive…. If it stays fair…. Home run!” Even now, decades later, he tells the magazine, he cannot walk through an airport without someone recognizing him and repeating those words to him.

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The number of refugees, mostly Syrian, that Germany will welcome by the end of the year. In a break with other European Union countries, Germany believes that Middle Eastern migrants present an opportunity, rather than a crisis. Fortune explores the possibility that an influx of refugees could actually bring significant economic growth to the countries that take them in, rather than drain resources. “If we manage to quickly train those that come to us and get them into work, said Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice chancellor, “then we will solve one of our biggest problems for the economic future of our country: the skills shortage.”

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The distance, in miles, over which a polar bear can pick up the scent of a seal. These Arctic carnivores need to be really, really good at tracking down food, because they live in a bitterly cold environment. They also can have up to four inches of fat—covered by two layers of fur—to help keep them warm in winter! Learn more amazing animal facts like these in National Geographic Kids look at The 20 Cutest Animals of All Time. Cutest photo: sea otter floating on its back. Cutest fact: Male emperor penguins huddle together by the hundreds for warmth—and regularly rotate so each penguin gets a turn in the toasty middle. Awwwwwww.

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Monday’s New & Noteworthy Stories

Marie Claire Millionaire“I’m so far from where I started that I feel like I’ve already made it.” -Jean Brownhill Lauer, founder of Sweeten

For a little Monday motivation, read about three women who struggled to pay the bills before working their way into hugely successful careers. Jean Brownhill Lauer grew up poor, down the street from crack houses. Elle Kaplan came to New York City with $200 and a simple goal: to help women take charge of their own money management. Kat Cole started out as a Hooters hostess…while working two other jobs. Learn where these trailblazers are today—and how they did it—in Marie Claire‘s “I went from flat broke to millionaire.


Cosmo Demi Lovato

What’s that screeching sound? (Covers ears.) Oh that? That’s just the sound of a million young girls reacting to this morning’s announcement that Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are going on tour together! Tickets to the Forever Now tour go on sale November 7. Until then, content yourself with reading about the unstoppable, unfathomably awesome Demi in the September issue of Cosmopolitan.


 

Bloomberg Businessweek 2015-10-26 00:00:00 CoverBonnie Ross is the executive behind the guns-a-blazin’ action and elaborate world-building of video game Halo 5: Guardians, which comes out tomorrow. Most of us don’t think of the words “women” and “gaming” in the same sentence, but Ross has been running the Halo show since 2007. Read more about her path to the top job—and the pressure on Halo 5 to save the Xbox—in Bloomberg Businessweek.


Health UnBoob Job

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s important to remember that breast health means many things. Health magazine explores the trend of women getting an “(un)boob job”—having their breast implants removed. Some women have an “explant” because their feelings about their appearance have changed; others do it to avoid costly surgeries down the line. Many choose to undergo the procedure because, as they age, they become concerned that their implants will prevent a mammogram from spotting trouble. Find their stories in the November issue.


 

Smithsonian Tituba

The Salem witch trials have been investigated, reported on and fictionalized in every possible medium, but not much is known about how the whole mess started. Renowned author Stacy Schiff explores the Satanic tipping point—and the little-discussed but crucial role of an Indian slave named Tituba—in the November issue of Smithsonian. How did Tituba come to play such a major part in the crisis? And why, over the years, has her identity shifted “from Indian to half-Indian to half-black to black” to, finally, a “Negro slave”?

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Saturday in New & Noteworthy Stories

GQ Robert Bales“Bales got out of bed and dressed. He put on a green T-shirt; camo pants, boots, and gloves; and a combat helmet equipped with night-vision goggles. He loaded up with his Heckler & Koch nine-millimeter pistol and his M4 rifle.” -Brendan Vaughan, in GQ

In 2012, U.S. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales murdered 16 Afghan citizens, including several children, in their homes. His horrid crime has been called the worst American wartime atrocity in generations. He speaks for the first time, to Brendan Vaughan at GQ, about his actions and how his life came to that moment. A gripping read that explores the far-reaching effects of violence and war—and what it means to be an American man and soldier in our day—this story resonates deeply.


Wired Get Up Stand Up

Technology has played a role in the Civil Rights Movement since the use of WATS lines in the 1960s—phone numbers that bypassed switchboard operators, who would most likely not be on the side of the cause. Today, #BlackLivesMatter was born in the heart of social media, and continues to use modern tools to press forward. Bijan Stephen discusses the relationship of tech and social change in Wired.


Men's Fitness Adventures 2016Another beach vacation? Yawn. Maybe it’s time to try something new: Men’s Fitness has a list of “outsized adventures” for 2016. From relatively tame endeavors like, you know, diving with Caribbean reef sharks and 200-lb. grouper off the coast of Cuba, to the 162-mile grueling trail run around the peak of Kilimanjaro, there’s something for everyone with a little bit of grit.


Women's Health groceriesTired of going to three grocery stores to find the healthiest and most convenient products at the best prices? Read Women’s Health‘s list of Supermarket Stars 2015 for nutritionist-approved snacks, breakfast items, ingredients and more—all of which can be found at your local supermarket. Happy, healthy eating!

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Friday’s New & Noteworthy Stories

SI Odom

“…the Kardashians provided the family he’d never had, until he discovered that their dynamic was nearly as dysfunctional as his own.” -Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated

The life of Lamar Odom—who was recently found unconscious in a brothel and spent several days in a coma—has been laced with tragedy. His suffering became part of his narrative, as the famously friendly basketball player struggled to find stability. Read more in this week’s Sports Illustrated.


Macleans Trudeau 2“To chalk Justin Trudeau’s victory up to luck or nice hair sells him short, though it really is nice hair.” -Paul Wells

Read more about Trudeau’s sweeping victory—and Canada’s renewed focus on a positive, hopeful future—in “The Winner Takes It All” in the latest issue of Maclean’s.


 

RS Chris Rock“Obama is like the polio vaccine of racism—people still get polio and die, but there is a vaccine. They don’t have to get it.” -Chris Rock

Chris Rock has signed on to host the Academy Awards for the second time, and we couldn’t be more excited! Last year, the comedian and filmmaker talked to Rolling Stone about “sleepwalking” through life, racism, Kanye West vs. Jay Z, and turning 50. “Rich 50 is like 36,” he said.


 

Hello Rolls Royces“The Rolls-Royce collection is made up of 45 models manufactured over a period of more than 100 years. It’s alive—all the cars still work!” -Maria López-Tapia de la Vía

Miguel de la Vía had two intertwined passions in life: his medieval fort in the Basque region of Spain, and his world-class collection of classic cars. Read about Loizaga Tower—where he had played among the ruins as a child, and which he renovated and filled with his breathtaking collection, HELLO! Canada. The most important of his 75 cars is the Phantom IV, which was built in the 1950s and belonged to the emir of Kuwait.

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Today in New & Noteworthy Stories

EARLY ACCESS: Read This Old House‘s Top 100 Best New Home Products 2015 right now, before it hits newsstands!TOH Top 100 products

Whether you’re planning a remodel or just looking for some new throw pillows, the options out there are endless. You could spend weeks picking bathroom fixtures, right? Enter This Old House, America’s long-trusted source for ideas, instructions and recommendations. The magazine’s editors have chosen the 100 best new home products this year, in seven categories: kitchen, bath, tools, home tech, outdoor, building products and finishing touches. From blenders to snowblowers, circular saws to chalk paint, TOH has you covered.

New York Mag 23andMeGet ready to spit into a tube: Genetic testing company 23andMe announced this week that it will partly resume…well, part of…its original mission: providing consumers with their own genetic health information. In 2013, the FDA ordered the company to stop selling its $99 “spit test,” which allowed customers to send in a saliva sample and receive detailed health and ancestry information. 23andMe will now be able to provide people with a smaller range of information—about diseases they could pass on to their children. Read about the company and founder Anne Wojcicki in New York.

Wired Serena WilliamsSerena Williams remembers what it’s like to be the odd person out in the field you love. There weren’t a lot of tennis players who looked like her when she was coming up the ranks—and she knows her experience is not unique. As guest editor of this month’s issue of Wired, she writes, “we need to see more women and people of different colors and nationalities in tech.” Read about the trailblazers who, like Serena, are working toward that goal.

Marie Claire date rape drugIt’s a nightmare scenario straight out of a movie: Woman goes out, woman sips drink, woman wakes up the next morning with no recollection of the sexual assault that has occurred. What could possibly make this worse? No legal recourse. Many victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault have no way of proving what happened to them, because the drugs leave their system quickly or standard toxicology tests are insufficient. Marie Claire investigates this disturbing issue.

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Today’s New Collections

We search for the most compelling and relevant stories of the day and group them by topic or theme. Find new Collections daily on the Highlights screen.

Men's Health Firefighter BonifaceMan Crush Monday (4 stories)
If you think Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin are spectacular, wait til you read about The Ultimate Men’s Health Guy of 2015. These are the men who save lives, push themselves and others to do—and be—better, and generally remind us of the goodness in human nature.

Shop Smart This Holiday (4 stories)
Halloween is almost upon us, and from there it’s just a hop skip and a jump to Thanksgiving and…yup…Christmas. Start thinking about smart ways to prepare and save with these articles.

Time Jeb BushMonday News Rush (4 stories)
Keeping you informed about Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush…again, illegal immigration myths vs. fact, and the complexities of the NRA.

Quick Reads: Take a Quiz (4 stories)
Which is yuckier: a cutting board, a toothbrush holder or a pet toy? Find out in Family Circle‘s How Healthy Is Your Home Quiz. Plus, get to the bottom of other pressing questions, such as: Which gourd are you? What’s your pumpkin IQ? And should you relocate your business?

Food Network Magazine weeknight dinnersWhat’s for Dinner? (4 stories)
You know why there are so many slow cooker recipes out there? Because slow cookers rock! Check out these recipes, plus loads of other ideas for the dreaded weeknight meal.

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Monday in New & Noteworthy

VF Hall of Secrets“Was Walter Perry so stupid as to think that nobody would ever notice that he’d cashed 362 checks to himself?” -John Sedgwick, writing in Vanity Fair

It sounds like the setup for a sentimental coming-of-age film: a secret society at an Ivy League institution. Generations of privileged young men passing through its halls. An elderly member guarding the mystique, until, one day, scandal erupts, and he is thrown in jail—by his own brotherhood. Vanity Fair investigates the very real case against Walter Perry, former board president of Columbia’s St. Anthony Hall.


 Glamour Sarah Silverman“If there’s life after death, I hope there’s comedy.” -Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman has always mined her life experience for laughs. Now she uses it for drama, too, with her starring role in the upcoming film I Smile BackShe tells Glamour about her ongoing struggle with depression—from its onset when she was 13, through the days when she was “just a ball on the floor,” to her full life today.


ESPN The Magazine Brandon Armstron“[I would] prefer not to put a dollar amount out there, but, yes, it is a very legit income.” -Brandon Armstrong

What’s better than being an NBA star? Playing one on YouTube! ESPN The Magazine goes to the mall with viral video star Brandon Armstrong, whose on-point parodies of NBA players have vaulted him to online success. What’s behind his hilarious, homegrown spoofs? And what will he do next (after shoe shopping and lunch at the food court, that is)?


Runners World Yuki 1“I hope to run in races all over Japan and around the world, no matter how old I get, until I die.” -Japanese marathoner Yuki Kawauchi

He’s a humble government worker by trade, but when he laces up his running shoes and hits the marathon course, Yuki Kawauchi transforms into a national folk hero. Kawauchi runs everything from half marathons to ultra marathons to the world marathon majors—and he runs them all fast. Find out what drives him in Runner’s World.

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New & Noteworthy Stories for Saturday

The sexiest dragon mom alive, Gaga the giver and more in today’s New & Noteworthy
emilia-clarke-esquire

Emilia Clarke describes herself as “round and brown.” Esquire calls her the Sexiest Woman Alive. You decide for yourself as the Mother of Dragons graces the pages of the new issue…and dons a disguise to play a parlor game with total strangers.


How much can you accomplish in a year? More than you think, if Outside magazine has anything to say about it. Follow their 365-day bucket list to all manner of adventure, from swimming with school-bus-size whale sharks to sleeping in a hammock at the tippy top of an old-growth Douglas fir. Also on the list: Lock eyes with a gorilla. Gulp.


 

Billboard Elton Gaga 1When was the last time you played a song on repeat, because it just got to you? Now imagine that power transformed into action to help people around the world. Sounds like a stretch, but it’s not. Billboard profiles the top philanthropists in the music industry—like Elton John, Lady Gaga and Ludacris—who are using their influence to fight disease, help struggling teens and more.


 

Coveting a luscious leather club chair? Not sure whether to invest in that new distressed-oak dining room table? Check out HGTV Magazine‘s list of 50 Things You’ll Never Get Tired Of for some guidance and—let’s face it—retail validation.

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