Ryan Gosling causes a stir in spy thriller ‘The Gray Man’ – CNN | WHs Answers

Serious.

It feels hot as hell in many places around the world, so please look out for the vulnerable (pets, young people, elderly) and try to keep your cool.

My suggestion: stay inside and see and listen to some of the offerings here.

“The Gray Man”

How can you ignore a film starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page?

The answer is you can’t.

In this spy thriller, Gosling and Evans play two CIA shadow agents trying to outsmart each other. There’s plenty of fast-paced action, with Gosling being compared to James Bond in online chat.

It begins streaming on Netflix on Friday.

‘rap shit’

(From left) Aida Osman as Shawna and KaMillion as Mia star in

We can thank Issa Rae for that, even if she doesn’t star.

The ‘Insecure’ star/co-creator served as executive producer and wrote the first episode of this series, about two estranged friends who come together to form a rap duo. Keep It podcast host Aida Osman and Love & Hip Hop: Miami star and rapper KaMillion star.

Set in Miami, the comedy is reminiscent of the real-life rap duo City Girls, but with the wit of Rae and her crew in a comedy that’s as much about women’s empowerment and life as it is hip-hop.

The first two episodes will stream on HBO Max, which, like CNN, is part of Warner Bros. Discovery.

“Virgin River” Season 4

(From left) Colin Lawrence as John "preacher"  Middleton and Nicola Cavendish as Connie in Virgin River.

I don’t normally put shows here that have been going on for a while, but I kept hearing about “Virgin River”. And now I understand why.

Set in a small town, it’s soapy and has romance and drama. If that doesn’t scream “addictive comfort viewing,” nothing does.

This season revolves around the issue of fatherhood as the main story, along with everything else that’s going on in a remote corner of Northern California. If you’re looking for a binge, start with season one and keep it going.

Season 4 is currently streaming on Netflix.

Two things to listen to

Jack White performs at the Glastonbury Festival near the village of Pilton in Somerset, England on June 26th.

After Jack White released his electric album Fear of the Dawn in April, Jack White has gone acoustic for his latest album.

“Entering Heaven Alive,” out Friday, grew out of a bunch of music White created that didn’t quite fit into the same project.

“No matter how hard I tried to sequence the songs, it just seemed like you were going to take a Miles Davis record and put it in the middle of an Iron Maiden record,” White told Variety. “It had an ‘Oh, that’s interesting jarring thing,’ but it wasn’t breathing or flowing.”

Anyway, I can’t get enough of Jack White music, so I’m not unhappy about two different albums.

(From left) Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of US rock band Odesza perform during the ACL Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Odesza, the electronic music group currently made up of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, hopes their latest album will get people to celebrate in person.

“You’re basically writing another album because you’re adapting all of the music to the live environment, mixing old songs with new and remixing little aspects,” Knight told Billboard. “It’s a full-fledged project.”

The duo’s accompanying tour is in some ways more performance art than DJ sets, and it’s designed to both impress attendees and get them dancing.

“The Last Goodbye” will be released on Friday.

One thing to talk about

(From left) Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are shown at their Las Vegas wedding.
Raise your hand if either an ex approached you or you approached or considered an ex after Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck eloped.

I’m pleading for the fifth while my husband reads this newsletter (he’d better be doing it and I’m no fool), but let’s just say that Lopez and Affleck are reunited after decades has some of us in our hearts.

Much has been made of Lopez’s tally of marriages (four now), not to mention multiple engagements and relationships, though in reality she’s hardly the first (or last) in Hollywood to keep trying when it comes to love .

And doesn’t it mean that it will be bigger later? Good luck for Bennifer 2.0.

Something to swallow

Emilia Clarke poses on the red carpet at the Fashion Awards 2019 in London on December 2, 2019.

I’ve been exercising for the first time in a minute because of Emilia Clarke and I’m more careful about my diet now.

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actor’s revelation that she was ‘missing’ parts of her brain after suffering two devastating aneurysms was a huge wake-up call. Clarke’s fall is a stark reminder of how life can change in an instant.

She’s just the latest example of a celebrity using a deep personal crisis to educate and help others.

Not only has she survived, she has thrived and helps others with her Same You organization, which seeks to educate and help others about people who have suffered from stroke and brain injuries.

I have so much admiration for how she uses one of the darkest periods of her life to shed light on an important issue.

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