Kylie's Padam Padam it’s everyone’s new favourite meme

Padam Padam, the lead single off Kylie's upcoming sixteenth studio album Tension, is almost menacing in the way it manages to burrow into your brain.

Padam Padam
has stayed in the top 5 of iTunes’s global charts since its release, and it’s gearing up to be her highest chart debut in the United Kingdom in nearly a decade.

Yet, perhaps the best evidence of the song’s virality is on Twitter, where the timeline has been saturated over the past few days in near-nonsensical memes.

[Here, the best memes and reactions to Kylies’s latest song]

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ONTD, Padam Padam?

25 Years Ago, Legendary Comedian Phil Hartman Died

The legendary comedian Phil Hartman died 25 years ago today. Beloved by his fans and colleagues, Hartman was 49 and riding high in his career at the time of his death – having become famous as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and voicing multiple characters on “The Simpsons.” His frequent turns voicing characters like Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz on “The Simpsons” remain fan favorites.

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In an interview shortly before his death, Hartman reflected on his appreciation for his life and the success he had found.

“I think in my old age, I’ve come to realize just how precious everything is and I try to value the many blessings that have been bestowed upon me,” Hartman said. “But there’s also this sense of vulnerability if fortune took a turn for the worse, and that you live with the awareness that anything could happen in this world.”

Hartman's two children, now in their 30s, declined to be interviewed for CNN's story. His son is a graphic designer and his daughter is a children's consent educator.

Hartman's brother is trying to get him a posthumous Oscar using animations Hartman drew to make into a short film.

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Climate change fighter Leonardo Dicaprio hangs out on his yacht

Leonardo Dicaprio, outspoken advocate against climate change, shows off his toned physique while yachting in Sardina this week. This comes after he spent last week yachting in Cannes. Yachts are one of the largest contributors of carbon dioxide emissions. But where else are you supposed to impress 21 yr old girls?

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Weekend Box Office: The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid made its debut this long holiday weekend to a big-time $117.5 million 4-day/$95.5 million 3-day from 4,320 theaters. Expectations heading into this weekend were around the $120-125M mark, so its very possible once final numbers come in that it gets to or exceeds that mark. Internationally the film opened to $68.3 million, for a global debut of $185.8 million. The film has a $250 million budget, so its got a ways to good. Audience wise, the film nabbed an A Cinemascore and a 3.6 on Letterboxd.

Meanwhile last week's top film Fast X tumbled 66% to a 2nd place $23/$28.7 million. Internationally its done over $400 million, so there's one saving grace for a film that domestically will be considered a flop.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ($20/$25.3M, -38%), The Super Mario Bros Movie ($6.2/$8.3M, -35%), and new release The Machine ($4.9/$5.8M) rounded out the Top 5. The Machine wasnt polled for Cinemascore, but has a 3.0 on Letterboxd.

Other new releases followed: About My Father ($4.3/$5.3M), Kandahar ($2.4/$3M), and You Hurt My Feelings ($1.4M 3-day). About My Father and Kandahar both received a B+ Cinemascore. On Letterboxd the films are currently at a 2.8, 2.7, and 3.6 respectively.

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Next weekend: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Boogeyman, Past Lives

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James Cameron is writing a new Terminator movie inspired by AI

Speaking at the Dell Tech World conference, James Cameron said he began writing a new Terminator film three months ago but he wants to see what happens with AI before he goes any further.


i'm excited! terminator 2 is one of my favorite movies and AI is scary af so this has potential

ontd original: I subject you to a movie review of "The Hurricane Heist"

The giant father-killing hurricane-skull welcomes you in.

Released in 2018, directed by the man who directed the original Fast and Furious movie (and is allegedly a POS), "The Hurricane Heist" is not exactly what it says on the tin. There's repentance, love squares, and we're supposed to root for the people protecting the assets of the US government.

You may be asking yourself "Now, sandstorm, why on earth did you want to watch this movie when it came out?", which we can boil down to 3 things:

  • natural disasters

  • technology

  • a surprise casting that will help us later

It was literally a perfect storm (ha) of things I want in my movies that culminated into a shitstorm.

I will try to minimize how many times I quote the How Did This Get Made? episode about it.

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Plot ("Plot"):

The opening title card says "Category 5 Hurricane, Gulfport, Alabama, 1992", so it's Hurricane Andrew in all but name. Look, they may have actually named it, as in the flash forward to "Present Day", it does say Tropical Storm Tammy, but please don't ask me to rewind this shit and check.

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Ok, that's a little long, so let's get down to the real crazy shit this movie does;

There's a car chase that's shot so poorly, I wonder how many takes were in the budget.

In a very cluttered sequence interspersed with a fight scene back at the treasury, two of the bad guys are trying to stop Will and Casey as they take down a satellite tower -- But instead, Will finds a bag of hubcaps (???) rips them open, and starts throwing them into the hurricane, where they magically find the antagonists.

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There's also a sequence where they flood a greenhouse, and a final action scene with no score (I don't think this movie has a score at all, relying on the atmospheric and sound design instead) but that pales quite a bit in comparison.

The million dollar question boils down to this:
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The kills are creative! It's the kind of stupidity that's missing from modern movies, but it approaches it from the wrong perspective as well as getting bogged down in a lot of stuff that's boring, not at all helped by the dull and muddled coloring.

I get that this is in a slightly more reasonable frame of reality (That really gets hammered home when our heroes take a moment to piss in an underpass while Casey explains how a hostage situation works to Will).

This released after Geostorm, and you'd have a better time just watching Geostorm. Not much better, but better.

my eyes and time

dedicated to la_loony + lone_concertina

Fun fact 2: There was a Category 5 Hurricane in my city the year this came out, and it still ranks behind this as the worst hurricane related nonsense I dealt with that year.

Margot Robbie Breaks Down 15 Looks, From The Wolf of Wall Street to Barbie

Margot Robbie revisits her “Life in Looks,” recalling her most stunning red carpet looks, Vogue covers, and iconic film roles—including the upcoming ‘Barbie.’ Margot breaks down everything from her star-making turn in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ to her three Vogue cover shoots and what it’s like to embody Barbie.


What's your favorite Margot look?
Call It Love

Billie Eilish Claps Back at Haters Calling Her a 'Sellout' for Expressing Her Femininity

Billie Eilish, 21, went scorched Earth on haters labeling her a "sellout" simply because she chooses to express her femininity.

"I spent the first 5 years of my career getting absolutely OBLITERATED by you fools for being boy ish and dressing how I did & constantly being told I’d be hotter if I acted like a woman and now when I feel comfortable enough to wear anything remotely feminine or flirting, I CHANGED and am a sellout.. and ‘what happened to her’ oMg iT’s nOt thE sAmE biLlie she’s just like the rest bla blah,[Y]ou guys are true idiots. LOL I can be BOTH you fucking bozos. LET WOMEN EXIST! :))))"

"Also that femininity does not equal weakness??!!!! Omg?! Insane right? Who knew?? And also totally unheard of and insane to want to express yourself differently at different times. Suck my absolute cock and balls you women hating assweirdos."


The 107th Running of the Indy 500 is Today... and I Guess the Monaco Grand Prix is Here Too 🏎

Controversial but brave: The F1 Monaco Grand Prix (well, the race day) is the Susie McLean of all tracks in the season - glamorous but boring. Come to think of it, then the Miami GP would be Shereé Whitfield.

Okay! Here's the Grid for today!

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Sources: Today's Grid | Reunited and it feels so --- ugh bro, unretire! | Indy 500 Starting Grid