These Five Actresses Want To Be In The New Ghostbusters

GhostbustersFor the most part, we’ve tried to ignore all of the leaked emails that are coming out as part of that massive hack over at Sony. We don’t particularly care that there’s lots of infighting, that the studio doesn’t care for Adam Sandler movies, or that many of the executives seem like shitty people (I’ve never met a movie exec in real life, but considering that you almost never see one portrayed anywhere as a good person, this isn’t a surprise to anyone). Not to mention, reading someone else’s private correspondence feels all kinds of gross. That said, one of the recently revealed emails features a tidbit we just couldn’t ignore, and lists five actresses who apparently want to be in Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. They are Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Lizzie Caplan, Melissa McCarthy, and Amy Schumer.


Star Wars Reveals Yet Another Crazy New Lightsaber

Star WarsThat cross-shaped lightsaber we first spied in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has caused quite a ruckus, sparking way more controversy than you might expect from a fictional weapon. Then again, this is Star Wars we’re talking about, so nothing should really surprise you. The design has been torn apart in a variety of ways, but it’s also been very publicly defended by Stephen Colbert, so there’s that. But this isn’t the only new lightsaber being introduced into the ever-expanding galaxy far, far away. Burgeoning Jedi Knight Ezra Bridger from the animated series Star Wars Rebels is also getting his own custom weapon, which is even crazier than the last one.

This new lightsaber has a special design and multiple uses. There were a great deal of quips about the last one being a Swiss Army saber, but that’s nothing next to this one, which isn’t just a sword, it’s also a blaster. That is certainly going to ruffle a few feathers.


Star Wars Theme Park Attractions Won’t Be Based On The Obvious Choices

Star WarsIf you’re like us, you can’t get enough Star Wars right now. We’ve been watching that Star War: The Force Awakens trailer on repeat since the day after Thanksgiving (okay, we’ve been cutting it with that Mad Max: Fury Road trailer the last couple of days), and we spent most of last night trying to figure out what those character names that were revealed yesterday can tell us. (The answer is not much by the way.) And now we know that the new expansion of Star Wars isn’t going to be limited to traditional entertainment options like film, TV, comics, and books, but the new films will also be incorporated into Disney’s theme parks.

Walt Disney chief Bob Iger told Variety that the upcoming attractions won’t be based on any of the already extant films—no original trilogy, not even the prequels, sorry George Lucas—but will focus on the new movies, both Episode films like The Force Awakens and the spinoffs, like the ones that Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank will direct.


Smoking Depletes Male Chromosomes In Men

smokinDespite the numerous health risks associated with smoking, a lot of people do it anyway. My mom was a smoker all throughout my childhood, so my brother and I grew up constantly hiding her cigarettes (and getting in major trouble for it) and generally thinking there was nothing grosser than cigarette smoke. In retrospect, I actually rather appreciate this, as cigarettes remain perhaps the one vice I’ve ever been tempted to try. And as if you need one more reason not to smoke, according to a recent study published in Science, the Y chromosome of men who smoke may disappear from their blood cells.

Men have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome; women have two X chromosomes. When cells divide, the chromosomes are all copied and sorted into the two new cells. Sometimes as this happens, chromosomes disappear, which typically causes the new cell to die. But cells can keep living without a Y chromosome. The disappearance of Y chromosomes has been documented for over 50 years, and tends to happen more in older men rather than younger ones. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden learned from a previous study that the loss of those Y chromosomes correlates with a higher risk of cancer for men.


Watch The Walking Dead Cast And Crew Talk Huge Changes In The Rest Of Season 5

The Walking DeadThe first half of The Walking Dead season 5 is in the books. As usual, they wrapped things up with a bang, and while the hit zombie drama is on its annual mid-season hiatus, there is still a lot for fans to talk about. Now AMC has released this new video of the cast and crew discussing the future of the post-apocalyptic survivors as they move into new episodes starting next year.

You probably already guessed this, but if you’re not caught up on this season of The Walking Dead, you might want to sit this one out because we’re taking a trip to spoiler country for the next few hundred words. If you’re current, however, by all means, continue, and watch the aforementioned video below.


Don’t Expect Guardians Of The Galaxy And The Avengers To Crossover

guardians of the galaxyEven before the movie came out, there was talk of the team from Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces with the Avengers at some point. With the villain Thanos casting an increasingly large shadow over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes sense that the action will move further out into space, and there is a great deal of crossover between the two groups in the comics. It seemed like a natural fit given Marvel’s penchant for connecting each and every property to one another. But Guardians director James Gunn says you shouldn’t expect a team up.

Since the beginning, Gunn has been adamant that his film is its own separate thing, and has even come out and explicitly stated that this title doesn’t exist solely to serve the Avengers films or to set up the coming two-part Infinity Wars saga. While there is an overall homogeneity in the MCU, across titles, casts, and creative teams, Guardians definitely feels more like its own distinct entity than anything the studio has produced thus far.