Robin Wright Will Lead ‘House of Cards’ Into Its Final Season

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Without Kevin Spacey

From making unwanted advances toward a 14-year-old boy at age 26 to equating being gay to being a predator, Kevin Spacey's downfall has been a long time coming.

His abhorrent behavior has been met with physical consequences, too. Director Ridley Scott removed the actor from his upcoming film, All the Money in the World, despite its completion, opting to reshoot each of Spacey’s scenes with Christopher Plummer. Streaming giant Netflix, too, severed ties with Spacey back in November, leaving fans wondering if the ever-popular House of Cards would return.

Today we learn that the series will, in fact, return for season six, and the news comes with a fabulous catch: Spacey will not be in it, with Robin Wright (the iconic Claire Underwood) set to take the lead.

“We are excited to bring closure to fans,” Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos confirmed in an announcement today, prompting a huge sigh of relief from both fans of the show and the general public alike. The idea of continuing on without Frank Underwood is hardly a crazy one—his character actually dies in the book the show is based on—and should make for an easy onscreen adaptation. And frankly, it is Claire's tenacity and fierceness that has always made the political drama one to watch.

While we wait to see what's in store for our leading lady, we can only hope that more creative industries continue to hold predators accountable for their crimes.

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.