Daily Archive: July 9, 2018

I’ve Got 99 Problems, and Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Midcredits Scene Caused All of Them

Editor’s note: The following contains MAJOR, INSANELY SPOILER-Y spoilers for the scenes following Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Next time you go to therapy, don’t be surprised if the counselor ditches the age-old “tell me about your parents” for a new inquiry: “So, how did the midcredits scene in Ant-Man and the Wasp make you feel?” The first of two scenes after the latest installment of the Marvel cinematic universe completely took fans – many of who are still recovering emotionally after Avengers: Infinity War – by surprise.

You can read all about the details of the first credits scene here, but here’s a quick primer: while Scott (Paul Rudd) is making a quick jaunt into the Quantum Realm and waiting for Hank, Hope, and Janet Pym to help him return, all three of his cohorts fall victim to Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet, turning into literal dust in the wind. In short: some of your favorite characters are presumably dead, and Scott is stranded in another realm.

To make things worse, the end credits also include punctuation that will rub salt in every Marvel fan’s wounds. When a screen declares that “Ant-Man and the Wasp will return,” a single question mark slowly appears at the end of the phrase.

What did we do to deserve this torture? Since the next Marvel film won’t hit theaters to give us closure until March 2019, we’ll be left mourning our favorite Ant-Man characters until then. At least these fan reactions to the midcredits scene might help you laugh through your tears.

30 Nicki Minaj Video Moments That Are So Sexy, They’re Practically NSFW

We can all probably agree that Nicki Minaj has some of the sexiest music videos of all time. Have you watched the one for “Pound the Alarm?” What about “Only” feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown? Oh, and let’s not forget about “Anaconda” – that might just be Minaj’s steamiest video of all time! Well, now that we’ve got that settled, it’s time to look at some of Minaj’s raciest video moments. Trust us, if you enjoyed her recent BET Awards performance (let’s be honest: who didn’t?), you’ll definitely want to keep reading. Just make sure you grab a fan first!

How do you solve a problem like Gauguin?

Every year, it seems, there’s another movie about Vincent van Gogh. But what about his post-Impressionist pal Paul Gauguin? He might be the less-celebrated artist, but Gauguin’s story has everything — sex, intrigue, passion. A vaguely villainous beard. And you end up in Tahiti. What’s not to like?

Are You Ready For This? Halloweentown’s Marnie and Kal Are Dating in Real Life

Despite being enemies in Halloweentown, Marnie and Kal have apparently fallen in love in the mortal world. After nearly a year of sharing sweet selfies, the Disney Channel original movie’s Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz seemingly confirmed their relationship with a shot of them kissing on International Kissing Day in July. Fans of the ’90s and ’00s franchise with a cult-like following were stunned by the announcement, and Brown’s post quickly amassed more than 10,000 “likes.”

As it turns out, there may have been signs that the two had been dating for quite some time. Brown wished Kountz a happy birthday last year, and shortly thereafter the two celebrated Halloween together, fittingly enough, in Superman and Wonder Woman costumes. Kountz has consistently appeared on Brown’s Instagram ever since. (It’s worth noting that Kountz is not very active on Instagram.)

While Brown appeared in three Halloweentown movies, Kountz appeared only in the sequel, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge, as the son of the first film’s menacing Kalabar. Though the actors have yet to officially confirm or deny the relationship, if Halloweentown taught us anything, it’s that anything is possible. Ahead, enjoy more recent pictures of the pair as you unwittingly white-knuckle the remnants of your youth.

Robin Wright Opens Up About House of Cards Costar Kevin Spacey: “I Didn’t Know the Man”

The sixth and final season of House of Cards has been building buzz ever since it was announced the show would go on without star Kevin Spacey following the accusations of sexual assault made against him by actor Anthony Rapp in October 2017. Robin Wright, who plays Claire Underwood in Netflix’s political drama, is taking over as the lead and opened up to NBC News’s TODAY about what filming the final season has been like without Spacey.

“I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened,” Wright explained to Savannah Guthrie of initially hearing the news of her costar. “We were coworkers, really. We never socialized outside of work. I haven’t heard from him, and I don’t even know how to reach him.”

In addition to Rapp’s accusations that Spacey had tried to force himself on the Star Trek: Discovery actor when he was only 14, eight people who worked on House of Cards came forward with claims of sexual misconduct by Spacey on set, and London’s Metropolitan Police are investigating reports of sexual harassment made by six men in the UK. During her interview with Guthrie on TODAY, Wright said she hasn’t spoken to Spacey since the news broke of Rapp’s allegations and made it clear that she had no idea about his past.

“Kevin and I knew each other between ‘action’ and ‘cut’ and in between setups where we would giggle,” she continued. “I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.”

Guthrie also asked Wright if she’s had any of her own experiences with harassment in Hollywood, to which she replied, “Of course . . . Who hasn’t? This is a bigger, broader issue, I think – which is seduction. I don’t care who you are. It’s about power, and once you overpower someone, that person then becomes vulnerable. And this last year, I think, has shined a light in a new way to allow us to start a new conversation.”