Endnotes: Say Hello to Professor Matthew McConaughey and More!
This fall, award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will take on a new role: professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
McConaughey, who graduated from UT in 1993, will be a “professor of practice” at the Moody College of Communication as faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film, according to a university news release. McConaughey has been a visiting professor since 2015, but this makes things official.
“We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty,” said Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt. “Matthew cares deeply for our school and our students, and we are thrilled that he shares his time and talent to help prepare the next generation of media leaders and innovators.”
Read more at CNN.
I’m sure there’s a lot of people out there who just wished genies were real, so they could wish to switch places with that dog. But I regret to inform you that Jason Momoa’s elevator ordeal involved other people. “Looks like I’m using my second wish on wishing them out of there.” — Dlisted
Harry Styles “likes to cultivate an aura of sexual ambiguity” Rolling Stone noted in a new cover story on the One Direction-gone-solo star. Styles also became known for waving rainbow flags on stage at his concerts. The magazine asked him what those flags mean to him. — Towleroad
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott cannot keep their hands off of each other on the red carpet. — Go Fug Yourself
Stoner and DILF star of RIVERDALE Skeet Ulrich shared this sexy thirst trap of him post-doobie on his Vancouver patio this week. — OMG BLOG
Jameela Jamil to the Kardashians: Stop selling laxatives and I’ll back off. — Celebitchy
Borna Coric, the No. 12 seed, withdrew from the U.S. Open today citing a lower back strain. — Kenneth in the 212
Caption Contest: Jerry Falwell Jr. & His Now-Rich Personal Trainer. — Boy Culture
Zooey Deschanel and her husband of 4 years, indie film producer Jacob Pechenik, have sold their Cape Cod inspired residence in affluent Manhattan Beach, Calif., for $4.7 million. Take a look inside. — Evil Beet Gossip
Song of the Day: “Coming Home” by Pusha-T featuring Lauryn Hill
Movie Trailer of the Day – Joker
Director Todd Phillips Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus, is set to launch November 12 for $7 a month or $70 annually. That’s already a very competitive price. For reference, Netflix’s most popular plan is $13 a month.
But there’s a way to get Disney Plus for even less money per month.
Disney is offering Disney Plus to new and old members of D23 — its official fan club, which includes a free tier — at a discount for a limited time.
The offer allows D23 members to sign up for a three-year Disney Plus subscription for $47 per year ($141 for three years). That’s 33% off the original yearly price and amounts to less than $4 a month.
Read more at Business Insider.
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