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dakota fanning’s newest punk rock role and cara delevingne’s album details!

Don't be fooled by her angelic appearance...Dakota Fanning can play rock 'n roll better than you'd think. (Just watch The Runaways again if you're feeling skeptical.) Perhaps jumping off of her role as '70s singer Cherie Currie in the 2010 flick, the actress has landed yet another musical part. This time she'll be a roadie for a punk rock band in an '80s coming-of-age-tale. We don't know what we're more excited about...the music, or the fashion? (Indie Wire) 

Matt and Ben are together again! The duo, who first teamed up on Good Will Hunting way back in 1997, have joined forces to produce Sleeper. It's based upon the eponymous DC Comics story about a man who can absorb pain and pass it on to others, all set in a dark, alternate universe. (Variety

The Addams Family turns 22 today, so obviously you've got to celebrate! Our plan: wear lots of black, braid our hair a la Wednesday (the ultimate style icon), and master Christina Ricci's epic facial expressions. Oh, and watch all of these Adult Wednesday Addams videos. You should, too. (YouTube)

Kate Mara, video star?! The House of Cards actress appears in the new music video-slash-short film from Broken Bells alongside Anton Yelchin.  "Holding On For Life" features songs from the band's forthcoming album, and comes in at about seven-and-a-half minutes long...just like Arcade Fire's new clip. Anyone else sensing a pattern here? (Oyster

Cara Delevingne has been talking about her singing career for a while now, and it looks like she's making it happen. The model posted photos on Instagram of herself in a recording studio alongside members of Florence Welch's band and Grammy-winning producer and songwriter 
Kuk Harrell. The only caption? "The beginning." Let the rumors begin... (VOGUE UK)

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.