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Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski & 11 More Stars Rocking Shirts As Dresses For Summer

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From Kylie Jenner to Emily Ratajkowski, the stars have been loving the latest summer trend – a shirt as a dress & they proved there are tons of different ways to style the piece!

With summer in full swing, some of our favorite celebs have found the perfect option to wear – a shirt as a dress – and everyone from Kylie Jenner to Emily Ratajkowski has been rocking the trend. Not only are shirt dresses perfect for the hot weather, but they’re also super versatile, as they can be worn dressed up or down with the right accessories. Kylie looked fabulous when she was out in Calabasas on August 6 rocking a baggy, oversized powder blue button-down shirt which she chose to wear as a dress. She dressed up her casual look with a pair of black leather knee-high Alexander Wang Mascha High Heel Boot and a Dior White Saddle Bag. Gorgeous long effortless beach waves completed her sexy outfit.

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Kylie Jenner was out in Calabasas on August 6 when she rocked an oversized powder blue shirt dress with leather knee-high boots. (Elevate/MEGA)

Vanessa Hudgens was out in LA on July 20 when she tried out the trend. She threw on a neon green oversized Storets No Justice No Peace T-Shirt with slits on the sides revealing her toned legs and styled it with a Playboy Bunny Logo Mask, Noa Emmy Hoop Earrings, a Poppy Lissiman Malibu Waistbag, a white Balenciaga Logo Hat, white Naked Wolfe Sporty White Leather Sneakers, a Jacquie Aiche 31 Diamond Emily Necklace, and a Jacquie Aiche Labradorite Double Pyramid Triangle Ring.

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Vanessa Hudgens was out in LA on July 20 when she threw on a neon green oversized Storets No Justice No Peace T-Shirt styled with a Playboy Bunny Logo Mask, Noa Emmy Hoop Earrings, a Poppy Lissiman Malibu Waistbag, a white Balenciaga Logo Hat, white Naked Wolfe Sporty White Leather Sneakers, a Jacquie Aiche 31 Diamond Emily Necklace, & a Jacquie Aiche Labradorite Double Pyramid Triangle Ring. (BACKGRID)

Gigi Hadid is always trying out the hottest trends and thanks to fashion month, we got to see Gigi in a ton of gorgeous outfits. The supermodel stepped out during Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 26, when she opted to wear a neon yellow Coperni Shirt Dress. The long-sleeve button-down frock was fitted to Gigi’s petite figure while the entire front was button-down and the cuffs were extra long. She accessorized the collared frock with a pair of mid-length brown leather Jimmy Choo Maxima Boots, a Staud Moon Bag in Carmel Snake, a pair of Ame Totem Small Hoop Earrings, and an Anita Ko Hepburn Necklace.

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Emily Ratajkowski was out in New York City on July 30, when she rocked an oversized white button down shirt dress styled with a Black and Brown Jennifer Acrylic Chain-Link Belt that cinched in her tiny waist, tortoise cateye Linda 965 C2 Sunglasses, a Hayward Mini Shopper on a Chain, white Ami Lucky 9 Sneakers, and a Jennifer Meyer Good Luck Charm Necklace. (SplashNews)

Meghan Markle, on the other hand, is no stranger to shirt dresses and she has been wearing them a ton. She headed to South Africa on a royal tour with Prince Harry and son, Archie, when she wore her first shirt dress of the trip. The Duchess of Sussex visited the District Six Museum in Cape Town on Sept. 23, when she slipped into a stunning blue button-down Veronica Beard dress, which she first wore on her royal tour of Tonga, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, in October of last year, when she was pregnant with Archie. The flowy, bright blue midi dress was loose-fitting and belted, cinching in her tiny waist, while the front of the skirt featured two little slits. She topped the look off with a pair of black Castaner Carina espadrille wedges. She rocked yet another shirt dress during a visit to Youth Employment Services in Johannesburg on Oct. 2, when she threw on a cream midi dress with a slit on the front that revealed her legs.

Kendall Jenner also tried the trend when she was out in NYC during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 10. The model wore a sheer black long-sleeve Ports 1961 Spring 2019 mini dress which she styled with a pair of black leather knee-high boots, Alain Mikli Armitage Sunglasses, and a Staud Moon Bag in Saddle Lizard-Embossed.

So many other celebrities including Emily Ratajkowski, Meghan Trainor, and more have tried out the trend, as well as models on the runway this Spring 2020 season, including Kaia Gerber. You can see all of the best celeb shirt dress looks when you click through the gallery above!

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Netflix is developing a live action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ show

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Netflix announced this morning that it’s partnering with Ubisoft to adapt the game publisher’s “Assassin’s Creed” franchise into a live action series.

The franchise jumps around in history, telling the story of a secret society of assassins with “genetic memory” and their centuries-long battle the knights templar. It has sold 155 million games worldwide and was also turned into a nearly incomprehensible 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, which underperformed at the box office.

The companies say that they’re currently looking for a showrunner. Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik of Ubisoft’s film and television division will serve as executive producers. (In addition to working on adaptations of Ubisoft’s intellectual property, the publisher is also involved in the Apple TV+ industry comedy “Mythic Quest.”)

“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Netflix’s vice president of original series Peter Friedlander in a statement. “From its breathtaking historical worlds and massive global appeal as one of the best selling video game franchises of all time, we are committed to carefully crafting epic and thrilling entertainment based on this distinct IP and provide a deeper dive for fans and our members around the world to enjoy.”

It sounds like there could be follow-up shows as well, with the announcement saying that Netflix and Ubisoft will “tap into the iconic video game’s trove of dynamic stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live action, animated, and anime series.”

Netflix recently placed an eight-episode order for “Resident Evil,” another video game franchise that was previously adapted for the big screen. And it also had a big hit with its adaptation of “The Witcher,” which is based on a fantasy book series that was popularized via video games.

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Original Content podcast: ‘Lovecraft Country’ is gloriously bonkers

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As we tried to recap the first season of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” one thing became clear: The show is pretty nuts.

The story begins by sending Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his friend Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smolett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip across mid-’50s America in search of Tic’s missing father. You might assume that the search will occupy the entire season, or take even longer than that; instead, the initial storyline is wrapped up quickly.

And while there’s a story running through the whole season, most of the episodes are relatively self-contained, offering their own versions on various horror and science fiction tropes. There’s a haunted house episode, an Indiana Jones episode, a time travel episode and more.

The show isn’t perfect — the writing can be clunky, the special effects cheesy and cheap-looking. But at its best, it does an impressive job of mixing increasingly outlandish plots, creepy monsters (with plentiful gore) and a healthy dose of politics.

After all, “Lovecraft Country” (adapted form a book by Matt Ruff) is named after notoriously racist horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, but it focuses almost entirely on Black characters, making the case that old genres can be reinvigorated with diverse casts and a rethinking of political assumptions.

In addition to reviewing the show, the latest episode of the Original Content podcast also includes a discussion of Netflix earnings, the new season of “The Bachelorette” and the end of Quibi.

You can listen in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcasts or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also follow us on Twitter or send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)

And if you’d like to skip ahead, here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:36 Netflix discussion
3:18 “The Bachelorette”
6:30 Quibi
14:35 “Lovecraft Country” review
31:32 “Lovecraft Country” spoiler discussion

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The short, strange life of Quibi

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“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. “We cannot thank you enough for being there with us, and for us, every step of the way.”

With that, the founding executives confirmed the rumors and put Quibi to bed, a little more than six months after launching the service.

Starting a business is an impossibly difficult task under nearly any conditions, but even in a world that’s littered with high-profile failures, the streaming service’s swan song was remarkable for both its dramatically brief lifespan and the amount of money the company managed to raise (and spend) during that time.

A month ahead of its commercial launch, Quibi announced that it had raised another $750 million. That second round of funding brought the yet-to-launch streaming service’s funding up to $1.75 billion — roughly the same as the gross domestic product of Belize, give or take $100 million.

“We concluded a very successful second raise which will provide Quibi with a strong cash runway,” CFO Ambereen Toubassy told the press at the time. “This round of $750 million gives us tremendous flexibility and the financial wherewithal to build content and technology that consumers embrace.”

Quibi’s second funding round brought the yet-to-launch streaming service’s funding up to $1.75 billion — roughly the same as the gross domestic product of Belize, give or take $100 million.

From a financial perspective, Quibi had reason to be hopeful. Its fundraising ambitions were matched only by the aggressiveness with which it planned to spend that money. At the beginning of the year, Whitman touted the company’s plans to spend up to $100,000 per minute of programming — $6 million per hour. The executive proudly contrasted the jaw-dropping sum to the estimated $500 to $5,000 an hour spent by YouTube creators.

For Whitman and Katzenberg — best known for their respective reigns at HP and Disney — money was key to success in an already crowded marketplace. $1 billion was a drop in the bucket compared to the $17.3 billion Netflix was expected to spend on original content in 2020, but it was a start.

Following in the footsteps of Apple, who had also recently announced plans to spend $1 billion to launch its own fledgling streaming service, the company was enlisting A-List talent, from Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro and Ridley Scott to Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and LeBron James. If your name carried any sort of clout in Hollywood boardrooms, Quibi would happily cut you a check, seemingly regardless of content specifics.

Quibi’s strategy primarily defined itself by itself by its constraints. In hopes of attracting younger millennial and Gen Z, the company’s content would be not just mobile-first, but mobile-only. There would be no smart TV app, no Chromecast or AirPlay compatibility. Pricing, while low compared to the competition, was similarly off-putting. After a 90-day free trial, $4.99 got you an ad-supported subscription. And boy howdy, were there ads. Ads upon ads. Ads all the way down. Paying another $3 a month would make them go away.

Technological constraints and Terms of Service fine print forbade screen shots — a fundamental understanding of how content goes viral in 2020 (though, to be fair, one shared with other competing streaming services). Amusingly, the inability to share content led to videos like this one of director Sam Raimi’s perplexingly earnest “The Golden Arm.”

It features a built-on laugh track from viewers as Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan lies in a hospital bed after refusing to remove a golden prosthetic. It’s an allegory, surely, but not one intentionally played for laughs. Many of the videos that did ultimately make the rounds on social media were regarded as a curiosity — strange artifacts from a nascent streaming service that made little sense on paper.

Most notable of all, however, were the “quick bites” that gave the service its confusingly pronounced name. Each program would be served in 5-10 minute chunks. The list included films acquired by the service, sliced up into “chapters.” Notably, the service didn’t actually purchase the content outright; instead, rights were set to revert to their creators after seven years. Meanwhile, after two years, content partners were able to “reassemble” the chunks back into a movie for distribution.

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