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    cara delevingne

    British model Cara Delevingne is finally putting her lifelong dream of acting before the runway, and no one is happier than she.

    The London-born beauty always aspired to make it big on the silver screen, but she was roped into fashion when a classmate's parent scouted her at boarding school.

    In light of Delevingne's breakout role in "Suicide Squad," we're taking a look at how the socialite became a Hollywood star.

    SEE ALSO: 'Suicide Squad' star Margot Robbie is blowing up — here's how the Aussie took over Hollywood

    Cara Jocelyn Delevingne, 23, grew up as a brooding little girl immersed in the high-society lifestyle of London's Belgravia neighborhood.

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    Her mother, Pandora, is a socialite-turned-personal shopper, and her father, Charles, works as a property developer. Cara has two sisters.

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    Cara struggled in school. Her dyspraxia, a problem with coordinating thoughts and motions, made reading and writing a challenge.

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    Netflix's new show "Stranger Things" is a massive hit, charming critics, viewers, and Wall Street analysts alike.

    But it wasn't always clear that it was going to be a success, according to its creators, Matt and Ross Duffer.

    The show, a supernatural thriller filled with '80s nostalgia, wasn't a concept that networks immediately "got." In fact, Matt told Rolling Stone that "Stranger Things" had been rejected 15 to 20 times by different networks.

    The executives particularly didn't like that "Stranger Things" was a show with children as lead actors but wasn't intended for kids.

    "There was a week where we were like, 'This isn't going to work because people don't get it,'" Matt told Rolling Stone.

    But that was before Netflix.

    The Duffers' story lends credence to the theory that Netflix has a knack for identifying which seemingly niche shows will have massive appeal.

    Pacific Crest analysts Andy Hargreaves and Evan Wingren pointed to this in a note to investors on Tuesday.

    "Netflix has taken an idea and a project that was off the radar of most, and grown an audience at what is likely a small fraction of the cost per hour viewed of any other TV show to premiere this year," they wrote.

    The analysts think this is evidence that Netflix's big original-content push is destined for success.

    Netflix will release a whopping 600 hours of original content this year. The question isn't whether it can identify a sleeper hit like "Stranger Things" or "Making a Murderer," but whether it can be more cost-effective on the whole at producing hits that drive subscriber growth.

    Note: "Stranger Things" executive producer Shawn Levy told Variety that Netflix was the first buyer they pitched after he became involved with the show.

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    donald trump seth meyers

    It's been one fire to extinguish after another for for the Donald Trump campaign in the past several days, so Seth Meyers recapped what he called a "disastrous" week for Trump on NBC's "Late Night."

    "His campaign is in full meltdown mode," the host said before picking apart everything that's gone wrong.

    Among the things that drew people's ire, the Republican presidential candidate attacked the family of a solider who was killed in combat, threw a crying baby out of his rally, didn't seem to know that Russia had occupied Crimea, and suggested the presidential election would be "rigged."

    And then Trump refused to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and John McCain in their current primaries, which one reporter described as the "final straw" for many in the GOP.

    "This is the final straw?" Meyers said, before referring back to Trump's comments about women and his proposed wall along the Mexican border. "What happened to all the other straws?"

    Mike Huckabee went on TV to say that Trump would be better served once in the White House, where he'd be surrounded by a lot more experts. But Meyers wasn't having it.

    "He'll be way cooler and more reasonable just as soon as we give him more power," Meyers said sarcastically. "I'm not sure it's all the comforting when the biggest promise you can make about your candidate is, 'He'll have adults around him and we'll lock him out of his Twitter account.'"

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    suicide squad

    Though "Suicide Squad" is already earning big bucks overseas and is primed to break an opening record domestically, the DC blockbuster will not be playing in China as of now. That's a major loss for the film's studio Warner Bros., since if that holds true, it won't get a bump from the world's second-largest film market at a time when it could use good news among the negative reviews for the film.

    A source familiar with the matter told Business Insider that because of China's censorship of stories with a negative outlook on life, it has passed on including the movie in its upcoming releases. It doesn't help that the movie also has a supernatural aspect, another no-no by the standards of the China Film Co., the state-owned body responsible for the importing and releasing of foreign films in the country. 

    China Film Co. sets its release calendar at least two months in advance. Warner Bros. has not received any notice as of yet that the film is slated, so it appears that "Suicide Squad" has been axed.

    "Suicide Squad" — which was retitled to the more toned-down "Task Force X" for a potential China release, according to the source — looks at a group of supervillians who team up to take on a much greater evil to save the world. The movie contains a massive amount of gun violence, bad language, and all other sorts of bad-guy antics that the China Film Co. would likely deem unsuitable for Chinese audiences.

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    This was about the last thing Warner Bros. wanted to hear. China has been a huge help in the global box office of other summer releases this year, including "Warcraft," which has earned $220.8 million in China to date but only $47.2 million in the US. "Zootopia," with $235.5 million, is the highest-earning Hollywood film to play there so far this year. 

    Recently, the new "Ghostbusters" was denied a release in China due to its supernatural themes. That movie has made over $110 million domestically but only $51.7 million internationally.

    Warner Bros. declined to comment for this story. 

    SEE ALSO: "Suicide Squad" star Margot Robbie is blowing up — here's how the Aussie took over Hollywood

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    Cara Delevingne

    "Suicide Squad" hasn't done much to help the critical reputation of DC Comics' film universe.

    The first reviews came in, and critics hated the film about a ragtag group of villains. Tech Insider's Kirsten Acuna said the film didn't "pack the same punch" as "Guardians of the Galaxy" and made her feel like she was watching "Batman v Superman" part two.

    But one of the film's stars, Cara Delevingne, is pushing right back against the reviews.

    "The critics have been absolutely horrific. They're really, really horrible. You know, I just don't think they like superhero movies," the actress, who plays Enchantress in the film, told Reuters.

    Because while she admits "this movie isn't perfect," Delevingne said it was made for the fans.

    "Suicide Squad" currently has a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a site that some fans are petitioning to shut down because of "unfair" reviews of the film.

    Delevingne's costar Will Smith is also putting weight on fans' responses.

    "I think people had expectations that may have been different, but I'm excited for the fans to get to vote," the actor, who plays Deadshot in the film, told Reuters.

    Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in the DC films, had much the same response to the negative critical response to "Batman v Superman."

    "What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says," Cavill told Yahoo. "Because they’re the ones who are buying tickets, they’re the ones who want to see more of this kind of story or not and so the audience’s voice is loudest and after this weekend the audience, at least partly, will have spoken."

    Only time will tell if fans respond the same way they did to "Batman v Superman," which experienced a 69.1% drop in sales after its first weekend.

    SEE ALSO: The first reviews of 'Suicide Squad' are here, and people hate it

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    "Suicide Squad" is brushing off the hate coming from critics and taking in that sweet box-office coin, at least so far. 

    The latest DC Comics movie from Warner Bros. raked in an all-time August best $20.5 million in its Thursday preview screenings in North America.

    That's 83% more than the Thursday preview of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and 61% more than the hit "Deadpool" released earlier this year.

    The violent antihero blockbuster — starring the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto — is projected to earn between $130 million and $140 million (according to The Hollywood Reporter) this weekend, which would easily make it the biggest opening ever for an August release, taking the crown from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" ($94.3 million).  

    The film is also doing strong overseas, having already taken in $8.1 million, though it was dealt a major blow by being denied a release in China.

    SEE ALSO: "Suicide Squad" is not getting a China release and will take a huge blow in global box office

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    400 S Mashta Dr

    A tropically-styled mansion with a copper roof is on the market for a whopping $39 million. You'll find it in one of the most exclusive hamlets of the Miami area, Key Biscayne.

    The home is more than just a mansion set on a perfect piece of land, however.

    Given the parcel's unique location, the owners frequently receive requests from film crews to shoot there. They turn most offers down, but they did rent out the mansion for the filming of the 2006 movie "Miami Vice." Most of the furniture was moved out, and the owners lived in a hotel for a week, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    Jorge Uribe of One Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing for this movie-famous home.

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    Key Biscayne is one of the most luxurious and exclusive neighborhoods in the Miami area.

    An island accessible only by boat and a small bridge, it remains relatively secluded with around 10,000 residents.

    A home on the island just listed for $39 million.

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    jonah veep donald trump hbo

    "Veep" executive producer David Mandel says that he sees the similarities between the show's fictional character Jonah Ryan (Timothy Simons) and Donald Trump, particularly at this moment.

    Jonah, who's endlessly insulted by his peers in DC on the show, ran for Congress during the show's recent fifth season. Despite his inexperience and buffoonish behavior, he went on to win the election.

    Jonah's win "was somewhat part of people’s dissatisfaction with our current form of government," Mandel recently told Business Insider while promoting the release of "Veep's" season-five digital HD release.

    "I think there’s something right now going on — obviously we see it with Trump, where characteristics that perhaps once upon a time would’ve been seen as ungentlemanly and would’ve made someone unsuited for office somehow sort of speaks to the common man somehow," he continued.

    Like Jonah, Trump is green when it comes to government leadership. At the same time, reports suggests that's a positive to his voters. As for demographics, polls show Trump's supporters are overwhelmingly male, white, and lower-income.

    That isn't where the similarities end, according to Mandel.

    "In some weird ways, Jonah’s sort of thin-skinned, lack of grasping of the issues, hair-trigger temper, and literally and figuratively shooting himself in the foot resonated with the voters," he said. "And I think it very much fits in with our sort of deep world of politics, and unfortunately our view of the voters."

    Though the most recent "Veep" season was in the process of being written when Trump announced his campaign for president last year, the meltdowns surrounding Trump recently unmistakably recall what we saw Jonah doing on our TVs earlier this year:


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    This should be music to everyone's ears: Vevo is launching a massive reboot of its brand.

    The video hosting giant's recent announcement has got us excited to hear what Vevo CEO and President Erik Huggers has to say at this year's IGNITION conference in December.

    At a certain point, every brand has to become like a chameleon — constantly adapting to better meet the needs of its customers and partners.

    At IGNITION, Huggers can speak to his experience working in the ever-changing digital world. Under his leadership, Vevo has strived to usher in a new era of visual experience, upgrading its platform to support emerging artists and engaging more with audience members.

    Come listen to Huggers speak about Vevo's reboot and catch other IGNITION speakers, such as Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes.

    IGNITION is Business Insider's flagship conference that brings together the best minds in media and technology to share what they see on the horizon. It takes place December 5-7 at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

    Act now – early-bird tickets are available for a limited time!

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    The Bandit

    There’s nothing better for a filmmaker than when they're given the green light to make a movie. But as with everything in Hollywood, there’s a catch.

    For director Jesse Moss ("The Overnighters"), the only way he could make a documentary about the classic 1970s movie “Smokey and the Bandit” was to also have its star involved.

    “But I had never met Burt Reynolds,” Moss recently told Business Insider.

    This led Moss to Jupiter, Florida, to find the reclusive 80-year-old legend and convince him to be in his movie.

    However, Moss didn’t just nab Reynolds. He also stumbled upon an archive that turned his film into much more than a documentary about a famous movie.

    “The Bandit,” premiering on CMT Saturday, August 6, does give a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most improbable hit movies of the late 1970s, but thanks to incredible archival footage, it also takes us inside the life of Reynolds, who at the time was the biggest movie star on the planet.

    Burt Reynolds Jesse Moss Mike Windle Getty“There was such a rich archive. I thought let’s let these guys tell the story in their own words,” Moss said. “And, as you hope happens with an archive film, live in the period.”

    Moss’ treasure trove was located deep inside Reynolds’ estate in Jupiter. After Reynolds came on board the project, he opened his doors to Moss, including a room dedicated to his achievements over the decades.

    “We’re at his house doing the first interview with him and afterwards I ask him if he has old photos we can use, and he said, ‘Yeah, look in there,’” Moss recalled. “He has an entire room that’s a personal archive of things untouched since 1974. Scrapbooks that his mother kept. Copies of television appearances. For a filmmaker it was like that scene in 'Indiana Jones' where you see this vast warehouse of archived boxes.”

    For a month Moss’ image researcher and coproducer spent their days in the room, scanning 6,000 images and shipping many of the tapes, which included rarely seen Reynolds appearances and footage of his short-lived talk show, back to New York to be transferred from video to digital for the movie.

    “I was really flattered that they wanted to do it,” Reynolds told Business Insider. Smokey and the Bandit "was some kind of strange little miracle in a way, for the fact that it made so much damn money and it was so much fun to do.”

    But there became a point when Moss was overwhelmed by the material.

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    The success of the movie (which had a worldwide gross of over $300 million on a $5.3 million budget), the stardom of Reynolds, the movie giving a spotlight to the South, even the popularity of being a trucker — there could be multiple movies dedicated to the “Smokey and the Bandit” phenomenon.

    “And early on I was trying to put them all in one movie,” Moss said.

    But taking a step back, he got to the core of the story: a buddy movie between Reynolds and his good friend “Smokey and the Bandit” director Hal Needham, who was Reynolds' former stunt double before becoming a director. (Needham passed away in 2013.)

    “The film is an elegy to [Reynolds] and his career and his relationship with Hal,” Moss said. “When we started the project, someone who knew Hal really well said he hated documentaries because he thought they were boring, so I set a goal for myself to make a documentary that was fast and funny and had heart.”

    “The Bandit” is certainly all those things.

    Here’s a clip from “The Bandit.”

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    It’s time to finally see “Suicide Squad,” one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. But we have to warn you, there are a lot of characters to digest.

    From some that show up for what seems like seconds, to others that are on-screen for way too long, and one we wish we could have seen more (we’re talking to you, Panda Man), the latest DC Comics movie throws a lot at you in two hours (don't get us started with all the music queues).

    Here we break down all the characters and rank them from worst to best.

    Mild spoilers ahead.

    SEE ALSO: Here's the biggest problem with "Suicide Squad," and how it could've been fixed

    21. Slipknot (Adam Beach)

    With one of the most distasteful introductions in movie history as he walks out of an SUV and immediately decks a female guard with a right hook, there's really nothing else memorable from the guy who can climb anything. Might have been best to leave him on the cutting-room floor.

    20. Enchantress (Cara Delevingne)

    The evil witch who likes to shake her hips is the cause of all the trouble in the movie. But played by an actress who is still learning her craft, the character feels forced.

    19. The Flash (Ezra Miller)

    One of the last-second additions to the movie, The Flash literally says one line and, like his power, is gone. Just teasing us for Erza Miller coming in "Justice League." 

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    World famous magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller dropped by Business Insider to talk about his new book "Presto: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales"

    Jillette appeared on two seasons of "Celebrity Apprentice," the second season of which saw him finish as the runner-up. We asked Jillette about what it was like to work with Donald Trump on the show, and whether or not he thinks Trump would make a good president.

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    The folks behind AMC's "The Walking Dead" have heard the fans' outcry against its season-six cliffhanger ending loud and clear.

    "I think as a creative person I have to acknowledge that all responses are valid, so I definitely have to take note that there’s a seemingly significant portion of the audience that wasn’t happy with that direction," "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly in a new interview.

    "So in that respect I think everyone on 'The Walking Dead' creative team has taken note of that, and I don’t know that I would expect a similar cliffhanger at the end of season seven," he continued.

    The uproar was the result of the show's decision not to reveal which major character was killed by its new "big bad," Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) on the season-six finale.

    At the same time, Kirkman wants fans to know that the decision to end with a cliffhanger was made to keep fans engaged with the show.

    "You get to season six on a show and you try new things and sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t," the show creator said. "But I would hope that after enjoying six seasons of the show people would recognize that, everything that [showrunner] Scott Gimple is putting together is an effort to keep the show exciting, and engaging, and keeping everybody excited about it."

    The seventh season of "The Walking Dead" kicks off on Sunday, October 23, at 9 p.m.

    SEE ALSO: AMC Networks is offering buyouts as 'Walking Dead' ratings drop

    DON'T MISS: There's now proof that 'Walking Dead' fans hated that finale cliffhanger

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    Now that new music comes out every Friday — but not always on every streaming service — it can be hard to know where to find the next great song. To help you out, Business Insider compiles this rundown of the best new music you can stream right now.

    This week, R&B sensation Miguel unveiled a great new track from an upcoming Netflix show, and singer-songwriter Father John Misty released a prime late-summer tune.

    Check out these and three other new songs:

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    Miguel — 'Cadillac'

    Netflix's most expensive original show, the upcoming 1970s hip-hop musical "The Get Down," recently enlisted Miguel for a new song, called "Cadillac."

    The groovy track mixes elements of the 1976 Hot Chocolate song "Heaven Is in the Back Seat of My Cadillac" with fresh production and a strong performance from Miguel.

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    "In a Black Out" is the second single off "I Had a Dream That You Were Mine," the upcoming album from the new duo of Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) and Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend).

    The entrancing folk track finds Leithauser's voice backed by an angelic choir, acoustic guitar noodling, and a galloping, Western-style build.

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    Father John Misty — 'Real Love Baby'

    The latest single from singer-songwriter and former Fleet Foxes member Father John Misty, "Real Love Baby" is a pleasant summer track — a laid-back, reverb-coated rock song with a catchy (if a bit cheesy) chorus.

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    The Oscar-nominated movie "Carol" explores the secret love affair between a young aspiring photographer (Rooney Mara) and an older woman (Cate Blanchett) in 1950s New York.

    In an ironic twist, it seems how they express their love is too risque for today's airlines.

    People are furious after news has spread on social media that Delta flights are showing an edited version of "Carol" in which not only sex scenes between the two characters are edited out, but scenes of the two women kissing have also been scrubbed.

    It began when comedian Cameron Esposito tweeted the revelation when watching the movie on a flight:

    Esposito went on to add that someone next to her was watching an episode of "Billions," which showed a kinky sex scene.

    Entertainment Weekly reached out to Delta Airlines for comment and was told that the distributor of the movie, The Weinstein Company, sent them two versions, the theatrical version of the movie with the sex scenes and same-sex kisses, and an edited version with all of it edited out. The edited version was chosen for Delta's in-flight entertainment.

    “If we were worried about kissing we wouldn’t be showing the film in the first place, but because there are scenes with more than a few seconds of nudity, we opted for the edited version instead of the theatrical version,” Delta told EW in a statement.

    The screenwriter of "Carol," Phyllis Nagy, noted on Twitter that not all airlines are using the edited version:

    The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

    SEE ALSO: "Suicide Squad" star Cara Delevingne fires back at the "horrific" critics of the movie

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead if you have not watched all of "Stranger Things."

    "E.T." "The Goonies." "Game of Thrones." Roll them all into one and you've got "Stranger Things," Netflix's newest hit thriller series, which centers around a boy named Will Byers who disappears into a shadowy, dark copy of his own world that his friends call "the upside-down."

    If you're as obsessed with the show as we are, you've probably got a few questions. Namely, What the heck is this "upside-down" place that Will disappears to and how come his friends can't just go there and rescue him?

    We put the question to a theoretical physicist to find out, and his answer blew our minds.

    In the upside-down, everything looks the same as it does in Will's "normal" world — almost. Will can walk along replicas of his middle school hallways, snuggle into the blankets in a version of his beloved backyard fort, and even have some (extremely limited contact) with his friends and family on the other side. But the other dimension is cold and dark, and Will is utterly alone in it. His only company is a vicious plant-like demon who appears to feed off of people.

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    Luckily, Will's friends happen to be obsessed with a Dungeons-and-Dragons-esque board game. The game has a lot in common with this other dimension. There's even a scene in the show where the boys turn the game board upside down in order to explain to each other how they might imagine the "upside-down" where Will is trapped.

    But they still can't figure out how to get there, or how to rescue Will. So, in a meeting with Mr. Clarke, they ask him for some "purely theoretical" help: Namely, how they'd access another dimension, if one existed.

    The acrobat and the tightrope

    Mr. Clarke starts with an analogy. He asks them to picture their own dimension as a tightrope, and all the people in it — including Mr. Clarke and the boys — as acrobats on the tightrope. To an acrobat, the tightrope is flat — the acrobat can walk forward or backwards along the rope, but that's it. The acrobat can't turn upside down (thanks, gravity), or plunge past the rope.

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    Now, the teacher says, imagine a flea perched on that same tightrope. The flea isn't limited like the acrobat. The flea can go up and down. The flea can get to the other dimension.

    Personally, this is where the show lost me. If the flea exists in the same three-dimensional world as the acrobat, why wouldn't the flea have to follow the same laws?, I asked myself. Why can't the acrobat be a flea? Why can't we all be fleas?!

    mr clarke hand plate drawing stranger thingsTheoretical physicist Paul Steinhardt cleared it up beautifully for us. Go back to the acrobat-flea analogy, only this time, picture this:

    The acrobat walking along the tightrope is huge compared to the thickness of the skinny rope! So, she sees the rope as a one-dimensional line; she can only move back and forth along this surface. She never walks around the circular direction of the rope, "partly because she'd fall off, but mostly because she's too big for it," Steinhardt said.

    But a flea walking on that same rope could not only walk back and forth, but also around the rope. The flea could also crawl down the side of the rope, and even underneath it.

    This analogy is an easy way to imagine string theory, which proposes that there are extra dimensions, curled up into little balls. Creatures much bigger than the balls — like you, me, and the acrobat — can only move through the regular three dimensions. But tiny, (tiny!) particles can move through the three dimensions and in the extra dimensions.

    Unfortunately, that analogy doesn't completely fit in with the extra dimension we see in "Stranger Things," Steinhardt said.

    Acrobat, meet sandwich

    So, in order to better understand what's happening in the show, Steinhardt suggested imagining a sandwich instead of a tightrope. The sandwich is made of two flat surfaces, like pieces of bread, which represent two parallel universes. (These parallel universes are more accurately called "brane-worlds," but we'll get into that later.) Between the universes is spacetime, which we can picture being represented by a nice, thick slather of hummus.

    mr clarke and kids in gym stranger thingsNow picture a person shrunk down to the size of a flea. She can walk freely along the top or bottom of either of the two pieces of bread, but she can't go through the hummus — there'd be nothing to walk on. As you might know from Einstein's theory of general relativity, our spacetime (hummus) can wriggle and get warped. And just like a soggy hummus sandwich, this wriggling or warping can also affect the brane-worlds (bread slices) alongside it.

    So how could our little person walking on one slice of our sandwich bread get to the other slice of bread (i.e. the other brane-world)?

    The brane-worlds (bread slices) are pretty flexible. So to join the two, you'd need a massive amount of energy — like a black hole or a worm hole, which you can imagine as squishing the sandwich together in one spot using your finger. If a black hole formed between the two brane-worlds, its intense gravity could actually squeeze the two brane-worlds together, sort of like pushing the two sandwich slices together would. (Unfortunately, this would have the added side-effect of decimating anyone who tried to go from one world to the other). A worm hole, on the other hand, would create a tunnel-like connection between the bread, as if you stuck a toothpick in it.

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    Mr. Clarke tells the kids that one way to generate such a hole is to create an impossibly massive amount of energy.

    As you probably remember, the boys live nearby the Hawkins Electric Plant, which likely generates a bunch of energy. (It almost certainly wouldn't be enough for the purposes of joining two brane-worlds, Steinhardt pointed out, but hey, we're also talking about parallel universes and monsters that eat people.) Now, keep in mind that one of the show's central characters, Jane ("Eleven"), has extraordinary abilities, one of which involves tapping into energy fields. That's how she turns off the noisy electric fan at the burger joint in episode one.

    Eleven uses her powers to help the kids communicate with Will and assure him that they're coming to save him. And later, it's the hole she's ripped in the fabric of spacetime using her powers that allows the town sheriff (Hopper) and Will's mom to travel into the upside down and rescue Will.

    Mind. Blown.

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    This summer has been filled with sequels we really didn’t want to see.

    From “Alice Through the Looking Glass” to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” they really should have stopped at one.

    But in no way are the failures of sequels in 2016 a new thing in Hollywood. There are decades upon decades of bad sequels that have abused our eyeballs.

    Here we rank the 15 worse sequels of all time.

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    15. “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace”

    The late 1980s was an interesting time. We were coming out of the Cold War and peace was a big theme throughout the world. So why wouldn't we make a movie where Superman collects all the nuclear weapons the world ever created and throws them into the sun?

    That launches Lex Luthor's latest plan to destroy Superman. The problem is we got a poorly produced movie with lame special effects and yawn-enducing action sequences. 

    14. “The Godfather: Part III”

    When you go and make arguably the greatest sequel of all time, it's likely a studio is going to throw money at you until you finally make a third. That's what happened to director Francis Ford Coppola.

    After making two of the most memorable movies ever, he tried to go for the hat trick. And though the (presumably) final feature-length tale of the Corleone family has grown in acceptance over the years, it still is hard to watch. 

    13. “The Matrix Reloaded”/"The Matrix Revolutions"

    After "The Matrix" became a sensation, it was obvious there would be another movie. And given the hype around Neo and his quest to become "The One," most were dissatisfied by how the eventual trilogy ("Reloaded" and "Revolutions" were shot together) continued.  

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    Truly dedicated "Making a Murderer" fans have found some new evidence that could help free Steven Avery.

    A small discovery has the potential of disproving the prosecution's theory that Steven Avery cremated Teresa Halbach's body in a fire pit on his property.

    One Reddit user pored over the bone fragment evidence files, which investigators said documented the remains of Halbach's body. The person discovered one bone that appears to be a bird's carpometacarpus bone. That's a small bone found in a bird's wing.

    The resemblance is certainly striking:

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    While it's literally a tiny discovery, it helps to poke holes in the investigators' theory that the fire burned so hot it cremated Halbach's remains and left just tiny, DNA-less bone fragments. The Reddit users' theory is that if human remains were unable to withstand the immense heat of a fire, neither should a small bird bone.

    Of course, this isn't the first time the bone evidence has been called into question. There had already been some speculation as to why bones were found in at least three places on the property and why the murderer would move them at all, considering they were moved nearby. Also a cremation expert testified that an open fire, such as one in the Avery fire pit, wouldn't be intense and hot enough to create what state investigators claimed were the remains of Halbach's bones.

    Netflix is currently shooting the second season of "Making a Murderer," so we'll have to see if the bone evidence plays into Avery's new attorney's plan to exonerate him.

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    Gisele Bündchen's stunning appearance at the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony Friday night brought down the curtain on a career as one of the world's most successful supermodels.

    Bündchen walked across what could be her longest runway at the Maracanã Stadium, accompanied by a piano playing the iconic tune "The Girl from Ipanema."

    She sashayed from one end of the stadium to the other, a walk of nearly a mile long, adorned in a glittering silver dress that flowed behind her, while a single spotlight followed her steps.

    Originally from Brazil, the 36-year-old wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received a warm welcome from a crowd of around 60,000.

    “This is for sure the longest runway I have ever walked in my life and by far with the most amount of people watching, so it is a little nerve-racking I must say," she told People. “This is a very special moment for my country and I am humbled that they invited me to be a part of such a special celebration.”

    Earlier Friday, Bündchen posted an Instagram with a emotional message for the audience, saying that she will be "sending out all my love and positivity," and is "humbled and honored to be part of this historic moment for (her) country."

    The Olympics symbolize so much for our global community. The unity that is felt is amazing and gives me goose bumps. There is so much dedication and love the athlete’s themselves pour into their chosen sport. Each athlete has given their all to achieve lifelong dreams and their journeys have led them here to Rio to compete for their countries with pride. The energy is electric and contagious. I am so happy to be part of the opening ceremony in my homeland and to celebrate these bright stars from around the globe. I truly believe that each Olympian lights the path for the next young child dreaming of being at the Olympics and encourages the practice of sports. As I walk down tonight on the longest runway I have ever been on I will be sending out all my love and positivity. I am humbled and honored to be part of this historic moment for my country. I believe that the unity is the key to creating a world filled with kindness, gratitude, peace, and love.❤️🙏🏼🇧🇷🌎 Os Jogos Olímpicos simbolizam muito para a nossa comunidade global. A união de todos os povos é maravilhosa e me dá arrepios. É tocante ver que os atletas colocam toda sua dedicação e amor no esporte escolhido por eles. Cada atleta deu seu melhor ao longo de sua vida para alcançar seus sonhos, e suas jornadas os trouxeram aqui para o Rio para competir por seus países, com orgulho. A energia é eletrizante e contagiante. Estou muito feliz por fazer parte da cerimônia de abertura no meu país e por celebrar as estrelas do esporte de todo o mundo. Eu realmente acredito que cada atleta olímpico ilumina o caminho para a próxima criança que sonha fazer parte dos Jogos Olímpicos e estimula a prática do esporte. Hoje à noite, quando eu desfilar pela mais longa passarela em que já estive, vou estar enviando todo o meu amor e positividade. Sinto-me honrada por fazer parte deste momento histórico para o meu país. Acredito que união é a chave para criar um mundo cheio de bondade, gratidão, paz e amor.

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    After Bündchen appeared, Google Trends reported that searches related to the supermodel spiked by 1,850 percent— in one hour alone.

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    On July 6th, Pokémon Go was released — and the world went absolutely crazy

    Before too long, Pokémon Go became a veritable phenomenon, with everybody from Justin Bieber to Hillary Clinton to mom-and-pop shops looking to get in on the action. 

    It didn't take long before controversy struck, either, with players getting themselves into legal trouble or real actual physical harm while hunting for Pokémon.

    It's been more than a little insane to see the reach and impact Pokémon Go has had on the real world. 

    Here are the 15 best, weirdest, and most wonderful things to happen in the month since Pokémon Go came out.

    On July 8th, just two days after the game was released in the United States, a Wyoming teenager found a dead body while hunting for Pokémon near a river.

    Read more about that here.

    And some players got into some downright dangerous situations, like crashing their car into a parked police car because they were paying attention to Pokémon Go on their phone...

    Read more about this here.

    ...or the guy who literally fell off a cliff because he wasn't paying attention to where he was going while playing.

    Read more about that here.

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