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Ryan Gosling Reveals 6-Year-Old Daughter’s ‘Roman Emperor Level’ Power Move



Ryan Gosling’s six-year-old daughter, Amada, certainly calls it like she sees it! The 41-year-old actor revealed a hilarious story about his youngest child and her signature “power move” during a Tonight Show appearance on Thursday. 

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, the pair mused over fatherhood and the funny things their kids do to keep their egos in check. Fallon revealed that his daughters no longer laugh at all his jokes, while Gosling shared a story about taking his daughters to experience historic art at The Louvre in Paris, France. 

“My youngest has a real power move,” he confessed.

“We were standing in front of the Mona Lisa and she goes, ‘This museum?'” Gosling continues, finishing the story with an exaggerated thumbs down gesture. “I said, ‘Why?’ She went, ‘Because it is not good.'”

Apparently Amada, whom Gosling shares with longtime loveEva Mendes, sometimes even one-ups herself with those epic burns. The actor explained that her “real power move” is when she turns around to walk away and flashes a big thumbs down behind her back. 

“The ‘Thumbs Down Walk-Away,'” he dubbed it. “It’s like, Roman Emperor level.” 

In addition to Amada, Gosling and Mendes also share a seven-year-old daughter, Esmeralda. The Barbie star said that it was their mistreatment of a Ken doll that ultimately pushed him to take on the iconic role. 

“I was surprised how some people were kind of clutching their pearls about my Ken, as if they ever thought about Ken for a second,” he said of the public’s reaction to his look in the film. “They never played with Ken, nobody plays with Ken! He’s an accessory and not even one of the cool ones.” 

Gosling said that after reading Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s script (“Best script I’ve ever read,” he said) and being offered the role, he stepped into his own backyard to think. “You know where I found Ken, Jimmy?” he asked. “Face down in the mud next to a squished lemon.” 

He shared the priceless photo and continued, “I texted it to Greta and I said, ‘I shall be your Ken, for his story must be told.'”

Later, Gosling pulled the ultimate girl-dad power move himself. After noticing Fallon’s pinky nail was black from being slammed in a screen door, Gosling whipped a bottle of Barbie pink nail polish from his suit jacket. 

See the extended interview here. 

Gosling has been busy on a promotional tour for his current film, The Gray Man, which begins streaming on Netflix July 22 and boasts a whopping nine action sequences. 

“You know, I always wanted to make an action film, because they made me fall in love with movies,” Gosling recently told ET, explaining why he joined The Gray Man. “It just took me a long time to find the right one, you know?”

“[This movie] is like the films I grew up loving. It has like the ’80s and ’90s action films [vibe], it’s fun, the character’s [have a] sense of humor about the situations. It’s an escapist movie,” Gosling shared. “And I really liked the character. It was like a spy who doesn’t want to be a spy, who rather be at home watching Netflix like the rest of us. You know, he doesn’t want to have anything to do with this, but he has to. So it made an interesting life, and it made him an interesting character to play.”


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Static Shock Creator Assures Fans Not To Worry About DC Movie



Despite the big shake-ups at Warner Bros. Discovery, Static Shock’s creator assures fans that the upcoming DC live-action movie is still coming.

Static Shock creator Nikolas Draper-Ivey assures fans that the upcoming DC live-action film is still in the works. Ever since the Warner Bros. Discovery merger was completed earlier this year, many shake-ups have occurred behind the scenes. HBO Max and Discovery+ will be merged into one streaming service next summer, which has led to many titles getting pulled by the studio. While Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is retooling the studio’s strategies for their various IPs, the DC brand took a big hit in August. Despite having finished principal photography in late March, Warner Bros. Discovery canceled HBO Max’s Batgirl movie with Leslie Grace


Prior to Batgirl getting shelved, Warner Bros. Discovery canceled Wonder Twins, another HBO Max original movie. After Batgirl got the ax, it cast a shadow of doubt on the DCEU’s future. One project that was announced before the new regime came in was Static Shock, based on the popular Milestone Media comic. In 2020, Reginald Hudlin, along with Milestone Media’s Denys Cowan and Michael Davis, announced that they were working on a live-action movie centered around Virgil Hawkins. Michael B. Jordan came on board to produce Static Shock under his Outlier Society production banner, while Safety’s Randy McKinnon would write the screenplay.

While a report in August claimed that Warner Bros. Discovery had hit the pause button on Static Shock, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Nikolas Draper-Ivey, who is a co-writer and artist on Static: Shadows of Dakota, recently tweeted that despite what reports are claiming, the Static Shock movie isn’t dead, stressing to fans to not “worry about those articles and be patient.” At this time, Draper-Ivey couldn’t elaborate any further.

What Static Shock May Mean For Jordan’s Superman HBO Max Show

Since Draper-Ivey couldn’t reveal any further details, it’s unclear if the Static Shock script is still being written or if the film even has a director. It’s also unknown at this point if Static Shock will get a theatrical release or if Warner Bros. Discovery is considering producing it as an HBO Max original film. While Static Shock may still be alive, that isn’t the only DC project that Jordan has in the works for the studio. Since July 2021, Jordan has been developing a Superman project for HBO Max, focusing on Val-Zod, an alternative take on the Man of Steel. While Val-Zod tapped writers in October 2021, there haven’t been any further updates on it.

If Jordan’s Static Shock film is still going forward, that could be a good sign for his Val-Zod series on HBO Max, suggesting Warner Bros. Discovery still wants to collaborate with him on multiple projects. In Static Shock’s case, the film is the second attempt at a live-action project after Warner Bros. tried to develop a web series a couple of years ago. Given his popularity, primarily through his animated series, Virgil is long overdue for a live-action appearance. Hopefully, unless Warner Bros. Discovery changes its mind, the Static Shock movie will start to move forward in the coming years.

Source: Nikolas Draper-Ivey/Twitter

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Older Samsung Phones Appear To Have A Battery Swelling Issue



In a possible rerun of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, multiple popular YouTubers are reporting that Samsung phones have a problem with swelling batteries.

Multiple popular YouTubers seem to be reporting that Samsung phones have a problem with swelling batteries as they age. Samsung is no stranger to battery-related controversies, with the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco still fresh in everyone’s mind. The Note 7, released in 2016, was initially praised in the media for offering a premium design and high-end features fit for a flagship smartphone but had to be eventually pulled from the market after numerous reports of fires and explosions. Things became so bad at one stage that airlines worldwide had to ban the device from flights to prevent midair incidents.


Samsung is the world’s largest Android phone manufacturer and one of the two largest smartphone vendors globally, alongside Apple. The company has an extensive portfolio that includes premium Galaxy S-series devices, as well as mid-range A-series, M-series and F-series devices in various markets around the world. While flagship Samsung devices have always been popular, the company’s recent mid-range offerings are also reasonably successful commercially and compete on even terms with Chinese vendors, such as Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Realme, OnePlus and others.

Many Samsung phones reportedly have a massive problem with swelling batteries that are causing the body of the phones to crack open. The news comes from Arun Maini, who runs the popular YouTube Channel, Mrwhosetheboss. According to Maini’s latest video, the problem is not just limited to one or two devices but extends to almost all Samsung smartphones in his collection. The laundry list of affected devices includes the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S20 FE and even the relatively new Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Samsung Phones Affected By Swelling Batteries

In his video, Maini claimed that the issue exclusively affects Samsung phones in his collection, not devices from other brands, such as Apple, Google, Asus, etc. He also showed his extensive smartphone collection and claimed that all his older phones are stored exactly under the same conditions, meaning the Samsung devices were not subjected to any extra heat or pressure compared to the rest of the devices. Maini also claimed that he is yet to hear from Samsung since shipping the errant devices to the company to conduct investigations.

Maini’s claims about the swelling batteries seem to be backed by YouTuber Matt Ansini, who runs the popular channel ‘This Is.’ Ansini also faced a similar issue with his Galaxy S7 and other Samsung devices that are more than three years old. Maini and Ansini’s accounts were also corroborated by popular YouTubers Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) and Zack Nelson (JerryRigEverything), with the former claiming that the only battery swelling issues he’s ever encountered are with Samsung phones.

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Oprah Winfrey Shares the Greatest Lesson She Took From Her 25-Year Talk Show: ‘We Want to Know We Matter’



Oprah Winfrey delivered an inspiring speech to close out Variety’s Power of Women dinner, presented by Lifetime. Winfrey was honored at the event alongside her “Queen Sugar” partner Ava DuVernay, both of whom turned the OWN series into a launching pad for female directors. Winfrey championed “Queen Sugar” for “defining the OWN network” and for “reflecting black families.”

“We are all looking for the same thing,” Winfrey said. “This is the one lesson I came away from doing ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show.’ The common denominator of our experiences is that we all want to know that we matter and we want a show that reflects our values.”

Winfrey was introduced by DuVernay, who spoke about their experience creating the OWN drama series “Queen Sugar,” which made history with the duo’s decision to exclusively hire women to direct the series’ 7-season, 88-episode run. The show employed 42 women directors, seven of whom — Shaz Bennett, Kat Candler, Patricia Cardoso, DeMane Davis, Aurora Guerrero, Stacey Muhammad and Victoria Mahoney — walked the red carpet in solidarity with Winfrey and DuVernay and still more “Queen Sugar” helmers took the stage before Winfrey gave her rousing speech.

“It’s groundbreaking what they’ve done,” Winfrey said of the show’s directors. “When I came back from opening my school, I was sitting with Maya Angelou and I said, ‘Maya, oh my God, you should have been there for the opening of the school because that school is going to be my greatest legacy.’ She said, ‘You have no idea what your legacy is going to be.’ I said, ‘Oh no, I think it’s really gonna be those girls.’ And she said, ‘I said, ‘You have no idea what your legacy is going to be because your legacy is never one thing. Your legacy is every life you touch.’ And so I think of every story, every show, every life that has been touched because of the idea that [Ava] had [to hire women directors].”

In their Power of Women cover story, Winfrey and DuVernay discussed the origins of their daring “Queen Sugar” mandate.

“I remember getting the call from Ava saying, ‘I have this idea: What if we just have all women directors?’” Winfrey said. “I go, ‘All women directors? Can we do that?’ Ava goes, ‘Yeah, we can do that.’”

DuVernay chimed in, “Because you own the network.”

In DuVernay’s estimation, Winfrey’s OWN was key to making this work. 

“These were all real things that we heard: ‘It won’t last.’ ‘There aren’t enough women directors to do it.’ ‘This is just a fluke,’” DuVernay recalled. “But seven seasons later, this has become a real movement in episodic directing that will reverberate through our industry for many years to come.”

With the seventh and final season of “Queen Sugar” underway on OWN, the pair also examined the show’s legacy.

“The fact that this is the longest-running dramatic television series that centers a Black family really says something about the state of American television over the history of the medium,” DuVernay shared.

Noting the dearth of these dramas, she added: “We have to ask: ‘Why has this not happened? Why has this not been launched and nurtured? Why has it not been seen and celebrated?’ These are all questions that I think our industry should be looking at. As ‘Queen Sugar’ goes away, what’s in its place?”

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