CLOSE
MENUCLOSE

british actor tom holland is your new spider-man

film
photo by frazer harrison / getty images

third time’s the charm

There's a new Spider-Man in town—again. For the third time since Tobey Maguire first brought the web-slinger to the big screen in 2002, a young actor has been cast as Peter Parker. The latest rising star to be launched into superstardom overnight is Tom Holland, who largest role so far was as Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor's son in the tsunami drama, The Impossible.

This new version of Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means Holland will first appear in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, and will then have his own standalone film after that, which will be directed by Jon Watts. Holland beat out other young actors like Asa Butterfield and Charlie Plummer for the intensely coveted role, based on the strength of his screen test. 

“I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent,” said Sony chairmanTom Rothman. “For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special. All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”

Given that Holland just turned 19, it looks like Peter Parker will once again be a high school student, which feels tired by this point, but should make for an interesting dichotomy when he appears alongside more veteran superheroes like Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man in next year's Captain America sequel. 

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

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.

True

FROM THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Photo by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images.

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.

True