'The Last Jedi' Director Responds To Backlash Over Shirtless Adam Driver Scene

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He certainly isn’t the first shirtless Jedi…

Warning: spoilers ahead!

If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson’s latest installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, you may have been caught off guard by Adam Driver’s shirtless Kylo Ren in a scene with Daisy Ridley’s Rey.

Johnson, the film’s writer and director, told PEOPLE the scene was not gratuitous:

It’s all about those Force connection scenes. The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, is if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it. And so it was just another way of kind of disrobing Kylo literally and figuratively a little bit more, and pushing that sense of these conversations becoming increasingly more intimate.

Though some fans didn’t care for the scene, others had a different reaction:

And Johnson knew Driver was ready for it:

Adam looks so damn good because he’d been training hardcore for the past six months for those fight scenes. I’m like, ‘Eh. He looks so good. We should put him up there.’

H/T: Entertainment Weekly

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The Director Of 'The Last Jedi' Just Responded To Massive Backlash On The Internet

It has been a week since The Last Jedi released and the world is still torn on it. While everyone agrees that it was a very, very different kind of Star Wars film, no one can seem to agree if that is a good thing or not. Should the franchise remain what we know and love? Or should it evolve into something different?

Wherever you fall on this debate, I, for one at least think it is good we are having it. One of the biggest complaints about Hollywood is that they make the same things over and over again. So shouldn’t we be wanting something new? 

Was The Last Jedi too new?

Director Rian Johnson has finally chimed in on this issue. While I think we all suspected that he would stand by his work, he did also mention that dividing people was never his intention. 

But much like The Last Jedi itself people are really divided on Johnson’s answer. 

This will be a fight that lasts a long time. It will only end when the light side and the dark side can strike a balance. 

[h/t Mashable]

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Blinking White Guy' From Viral Meme Goes On TV To Talk About What It Did To Him

You may not know Drew Scanlon by name, but you definitely know him by face if you’ve spent any time whatsoever online in 2017. Scanlon is a video and podcast producer for the website Giant Bomb, and though he was well-known in the gaming world, it was his incredulous expression that launched him into the Meme Hall of Fame.

The gif of Scanlon comes from a video he made for Giant Bomb over four years ago, according toMashable, where he’s listening to a man describe his virtual farming habits. The guy says he with his “hoe,” and it looks like Scanlon’s mind jumps right out of the farmyard.

But the gif of his blink didn’t get really popular until 2017. Perhaps because it’s now in so many situations:

The problem with memes of people, is that they keep existing and have to deal with everyone knowing their face. Scanlon went on Good Morning America to remind everyone that he is a human person who does more than blink, though that’s pretty much what he was reduced to again:

They even tried to get him to recreate it, but it’s not quite there:

Hey, he’s a producer, not an actor. Those blinks came from a real place and can’t be recreated.

“We don’t really have a way of communicating body language over the internet, with text or anything, and memes are kind of that,” says Scanlon. Guess he doesn’t resent it too much? Thanks for letting us use your face for what can’t be expressed in words. 

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Mom Throws Husband A Vasectomy Party And The Snacks Are Really Something

Washington state is home to one of the most supportive marriages on the Internet. Kimberly Hemperly and her husband Jason are going viral for sharing their wise decision to take family planning into their own hands. After two kids, they’re shutting off the sperm factory. Jason is getting a vasectomy. But it’s not sad! 

They even threw a party to celebrate.

Hemperly shared pictures of their family fiesta, which included all sorts of vasectomy themes treats and visual aids to drive home the theme:

Naturally, people love this show of support. Hemperly toldBored Panda that the party was a total surprise, and Jason was delighted and touched.

“I really just wanted to show my support and appreciation to my husband for doing what he did, because not many men offer to go under the knife,” she said. “The procedure is much harder for the woman, and since I’ve had 2 C-sections with rough recoveries, he ‘took one for the team.’ It’s pretty cool of him to do something like this for me.”

Hemperly provided treats like bananas, Ding Dongs, “super seed” pumpkin seeds, and what looks like a rubber glove full of green popcorn:

She made a cake with a headstone dedicated to Jason’s sperm:

And I don’t know what these are, but they look absolutely disgusting:

She also made shirts for the kids that read, “Swim Team Survivor 2017,” and one for Jason that says, “Time To Retire The Swim Team.”

Getting a vasectomy is a great choice if you’re done procreating, and has a fairly quick recovery period. It’s actually a great option for birth control, but clearly one with some emotional ties. It’s nice that this couple got each other’s backs like that. 

And their fronts.

Jason does look a little sad, but it also seems like he’s got his hands full.

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Canada's Former 'First Lady' Destroys Cougar-Hunter With Emasculating Comment

Laureen Harper is the wife of Canada’s former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and although she comes from a family of hunters, she is absolutely disgusted by the idea of someone hunting for sport.

Something that Twitter saw on full display when Harper commented on Canadian TV Show Host Steven Ecklund’s recent cougar hunt.

People were shocked that Ecklund would proudly display his kill of the big cat.

It left many wondering what someone would gain from shooting down a defenseless animal in the first place, and what would the situation be like if the tables were turned.

Harper’s comments, however, were a bit more straightforward, delivering an emasculating insult directed right at Ecklund online on her Twitter account.

That’s right, she went there.

Her response went viral, garnering over 16,000 likes and over 6,000 retweets, with tons of responses that sparked a conversation on the ethics of Ecklund’s killing of the cougar.

Harper clarified that she’s not against hunting: she believes it’s perfectly fine to hunt for purpose.

She also pointed out that not all sport hunters are bad.

But again, what was the point of stalking and killing a big cat?

Does it matter to you that Ecklund ate the meat and “used” the cougar he killed?

I don’t know what it is about big cats that makes me not want to see them killed. Maybe it’s because they’re viewed as more “majestic” or are less prevalent in nature than, let’s say, chickens or ducks. What do you think?

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Man Performs A Mashup Of The 'Home Alone' Soundtrack Using Only His Voice—And It's Impressive

Personally, I find acapella singing incredibly goofy, but that’s probably because I don’t have whatever level of confidence you need to make drum sounds with your mouth. Acapella super star Mike Tompkins has got a whole lot of that secret ingredient, plus a talent for giving the people what they want.

This Christmas, he’s giving us the soundtrack written by famous composer John Williams for Home Alone. It’s funny that I rarely think of this soundtrack at all, but as soon as I hit play I sighed, “Ahhh, this is what the holidays sound like.” Weird how music infiltrates your brain. 

Let Tompkins bring that nostalgic magic to you, with just thousands of instrumental mouth sounds:

Yup, that definitely sounds like music!

Most live acapella groups are pretty accomplished at layering sounds to sound like a band, but Tompkins creations require a little technological assistance. In a behind the scenes exposé, you can see him working with literally hundreds and hundreds of tracks to make his unique sound.

He also shared a glimpse into what it’s like to do all this work:

Tompkins has been doing this for years, and has a huge following of acapella-enthusiasts. This is truly the golden age of not playing instruments.

Thanks for the holiday cheer, Tompkins, and for introducing me to a YouTube world I had never yet dared to enter. I might like acapella now?!

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Legendary Scooby-Doo Voice Actress Dies, And Twitter Is In Mourning

Actress Heather North, best known for her voice work on Scooby-Doo as resident hottie Daphne, has died at 71, according toThe Hollywood Reporter

Though several people have voiced the character over the years, North was the most iconic Daphne, first appearing in the Scooby Doo, Where Are You! for their second season in 1970. She voiced incarnations of Daphne right up through 2003!

Twitter, and the legions of Scooby fans, are in mourning:

R.I.P. Heather North, you were one groovy chick.

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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Breaks Billboard Top 10, And Carey Just Responded

Christmas albums are a guilty pleasure. If you play me some Yuletide songs from December 26h until November 30th of the following year, I’ll roll my eyes and dream of the different ways I can drop-kick you into oblivion.

However, from December 1st until the 25th, I’d really love it if you could just blast Christmas songs all day. I don’t even care what they are, I don’t care how slow they are, I don’t care how old they are, I don’t even care what language they’re in – I wanna hear them.

I mean everything about the song: the music video, the lyrics, Mariah’s Christmas pajamas and the bell sounds in it are nothing short of perfection.

And as it turns out, there are tons of people who agree with me, I mean how else would a song that debuted in 1994, somehow, 23 years later, make it to the Billboard Top 10 chart, if it wasn’t absolutely adored?

That’s right: The holiday staple beat out a bunch of new releases to break into the top ten play chart because it’s that friggin’ good.

Mariah Carey was super thankful for the resurgence and let her fans know.

And apparently they’re called lambs, which is about a good a name as any, I guess? Unless Maybe Carey really likes shawarma or something.

Is it an indication of our generation’s obsession with everything ’90s?

Or maybe it’s because Carey is somehow viewed as a plucky underdog who had to persevere the test of time?

I mean that can’t be right, it’s not like the song wasn’t successful when it debuted. 

People started taking a stab at how they thought Mariah was taking the news.

While others brought up irrefutable points.

I mean come on, it’s not like they’re wrong, are they?

Apparently there’s a movement now to bring “All I Want for Christmas Is You” out of the top 10 and into Billboard’s Top 5 category.

I mean, why stop there? Why not make it gun for that number one spot? 

Let’s make it happen people. Let’s do it for Mariah. No…not Mariah – for CHRISTMAS.

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Aliens Might Be Real And It Seems Like People Are Too Busy To Care

Over the weekend, The New York Times released an exhaustive report on a secret and not fully declassified government program that studied U.F.O sightings within the Department of Defense that seems to indicate there have been documented alien visits to our planet. 

The reports says there have been many sighting of aircraft, as well as recovered materials that include alloys that don’t exist on earth and which had “strange effects” on the people who handled them. Whatever.

Perhaps this would be big news literally any other year, but with the pressing and overwhelming issues in politics, culture, and abroad, the most anyone seems to be mustering for aliens being real is a “meh.” Folks are responding with less fervor than they do to a Trump tweet, perhaps because a tweet from Trump is more likely to start a nuclear war. If aliens have been visiting, that’s fine. But did they vote third party?!

Until a space ship literally lands on the White House and crushes the entire Trump administration, I don’t think anyone will really get as excited about this as they should be. We want to see them, if you know what I mean.

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Can You Spot The Bear In A Horde Of Santa's Reindeer?

If you don’t know who Dudolf is, then you’re probably not that big of a Where’s Waldo fan.

The artist has been making Holiday-themed “spot the (insert blank here)” drawings for a while. You might remember some of his previous pieces, like the cat that was hiding among owls.

And his big time Christmas hit of 2015 was finding the panda surrounded by snowmen, which was annoying to say the least.

But now Dudolf has a new holiday puzzle for everyone to solve, and it might be his toughest one yet.

So rub your eyes and lean in closer on that screen and see if you can spot the bear amongst the reindeer.

You should be able to spot it in the embedded tweet, but don’t be afraid to click on it to enlarge it.

How’d you do? Or do you give up?

If you’re tearing your hair out and can’t find it, then scroll below for the answer, but I really think you should give it another shot.

Congratulations if you solved it on your own! If you had to resort to cheating, well, you could redeem yourself by checking out his other puzzles.

Like this mug of hot chocolate hidden among these penguins:

Or the ghost hiding between a bunch of skeletons.

The fish at the bottom of the ocean.

The Easter egg in tulips???

The heart in the snail shells (this one was kinda easy, unlike love, which pretty much never comes easy):

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