Zoë Kravitz Is Starring In A New Thriller Series With John Cho And Lola Kirke

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The hype is real

Zoë Kravitz is always onto the next big thing, and she's already been tapped to co-star in a thriller with Lola Kirke and John Cho. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor-singer has been cast for a starring role in a new series, titled Gemini.

The show will be written and directed by Aaron Katz, who has shared few details about the plot. Aside from our three leading stars, Ricki Lake of The Ricki Lake Show, Nelson Franklin from The Millers, and Michelle Forbes from True Blood will all appear in continuing roles throughout the series.

Kravitz recently took on a role in the comedy Rock That Body, with Kate McKinnon and Scarlett Johansson, following the third installment of the Divergent series, Allegiant. (She has also been busy being the new muse of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty.) Cho will continue to appear as Sulu in Star Trek Beyond, and HBO recently renewed Kirke’s show Mozart in the Jungle. It goes without saying that all of them have a lot on their plates at the moment, but we're sure that it's all very exciting.

We can't wait to see how Gemini develops over the next few months, and will continue to keep you updated as we get more information. If you want to experience the ultimate Flashback Friday, read our cover story with Kravitz from the August 2015 issue.

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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.