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We Talked to the Guy Who Wore the Vision Pro at His Wedding

We Talked to the Guy Who Wore the Vision Pro at His Wedding

Earlier this week, a wildly 2024 photo came across our desk: an image of a young bride standing with her groom, who’s donned one of Apple’s new Vision Pro headsets for their big day. The groom is notably smiling; the bride, meanwhile, looks a little less than pleased. We had to know more. Did he wear the roughly $3,500 spatial computing headset during the ceremony? Did he dream of one day strapping a 1.3-pound VR device to his face on his wedding day? And how did the bride really feel about it? To find out, we got in touch with the newlyweds. And thankfully, we can confirm that the headset was only donned after the ceremony. “I did not wear it in ceremony out of respect to God and to my wife,” the groom, a 24-year-old software developer and serial entrepreneur named Jacob Wright, said on a Wednesday phone call. “But after we got out [of the ceremony], we were taking photos — like the bridesmaids and the groomsmen and things — and just jokingly, …

Donald Trump Will Be Putin’s Puppet in a Second Term, Says John Bolton, a.k.a. Guy Who Had a Front-Row View the Last Time Around

Donald Trump Will Be Putin’s Puppet in a Second Term, Says John Bolton, a.k.a. Guy Who Had a Front-Row View the Last Time Around

From the penchant for violence to the unbridled authoritarianism, there are many reasons to be deeply afraid of a potential second term for Donald Trump. Another one high on the list? The ex-president, who spent his first term in office and the years since going to bat for a certain ex-KGB agent, would be only too happy to do Vladimir Putin’s bidding once again. Speaking to MSNBC over the weekend, former national security adviser John Bolton suggested that only a village idiot would buy Putin’s claims that Russia would prefer Joe Biden to win the 2024 election. In reality, “if Trump is elected, there will be celebrations in the Kremlin,” Bolton explained, “there’s no doubt about it, because Putin thinks that he is an easy mark.” X content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. During a rally in South Carolina last week, Trump claimed that Putin had paid him a “great compliment” when he said that Biden would be Russia’s preference because the current president is “more experienced” and …

“Manipulation of fear”: New analysis blows hole in “good guy with a gun” myth

“Manipulation of fear”: New analysis blows hole in “good guy with a gun” myth

Fueled by right-wing politicians and the powerful gun lobby, nearly three-quarters of firearm owners in the United States believe the enduring myth that a gun at the ready will keep them safer—but a new analysis offers the latest hard evidence that guns simply make life more dangerous and deadly for everyone. The Center for American Progress (CAP) joined gun violence research group GVPedia to release an issue brief debunking the falsehoods pushed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-gun groups, which, looking to “counter the horrors of everyday gun violence in America… masterfully constructed a narrative based on the myth of a ‘good guy with a gun’ using their weapon defensively to stop an armed assailant before harm can be done.” Listening to former NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and the right-wing lawmakers who count on the gun lobby’s endorsements, one could hardly be blamed for conjuring an image of a “good guy with a gun” who frequently stops a violent attack from happening—but the analysis shows how faulty research in the 1990s underpinned such claims. Surveys at …

Guy Fieri Addresses Viral Comments About What His Sons Have to Do to Take Over His Empire (Exclusive)

Guy Fieri Addresses Viral Comments About What His Sons Have to Do to Take Over His Empire (Exclusive)

Guy Fieri has addressed his recent comments in which he said he plans to “die broke” and leave his sons nothing unless they meet certain criteria. Talking with ET’s Kevin Frazier from Sunday’s Super Bowl LVIII alongside his two sons and nephew — Hunter, 27, Ryder, 17, and Jules, 22 — the 55-year-old “Mayor of Flavortown” doubled down on his rule that any potential successors earn two degrees in order to take over.  While he still believes in his sentiment — which is similar to the one Shaquille O’Neal made about his children earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in order to receive an inheritance — Fieri says he is convinced more and more each day that his three boys will follow through.  “Jules was in the law program at Loyola Marymount, Rider’s graduating high school, Hunter’s in the master’s program at the University of Miami. I told them, if these guys want it, they gotta give me two degrees,” Fieri told ET. “Two post-grad and then they can go after it. But they’re gonna …

Ryan Gosling cries to Taylor Swift in Super Bowl teaser for The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling cries to Taylor Swift in Super Bowl teaser for The Fall Guy

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Ryan Gosling can be seen crying in his car to Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” in a new teaser trailer for The Fall Guy. The forthcoming action comedy based on the 1980s television series of the same name, and stars Gosling as stunt man Colt Seavers (originally played by Lee Majors). The cast of the new film, which is directed by Bullet Train’s David Leitch, also features British actors Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Hannah Waddingham, and US star Stephanie Hsu. In one scene featured in the trailer, which aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday (11 February), Blunt’s character Jody, Colt’s ex-girlfriend, knocks on his window and asks whether he’s crying to Swift’s song, “All Too Well”. “Doesn’t everybody?” Gosling’s character replies. The film is set to place the work of stunt artists at centre stage. The Independent’s Geoffrey Macnab recently argued that stunt performers should receive more credit …

Guy Philippe, former rebel, calls for ‘revolution’ to oust Haiti’s Henry

Guy Philippe, former rebel, calls for ‘revolution’ to oust Haiti’s Henry

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The crises here keep compounding. Armed gangs have forced more than 300,000 from their homes. The police are outgunned and overmatched. Half the people don’t have enough to eat. This Caribbean nation of 11 million has no democratically elected officials. The National Assembly is empty. The presidency is vacant. That’s left Ariel Henry, the unelected and deeply reviled prime minister, in charge. Appointed by President Jovenel Moïse days before Moïse’s still-unsolved assassination in 2021, Henry was due to leave office on Wednesday, but has so far successfully stymied a political transition. Amid this stew of instability, Haiti faces a new challenge: Guy Phillippe. The charismatic rebel leader, who in 2004 led the uprising that chased then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from the country for good, is now joining calls for Henry’s ouster. Freed last year from a U.S. prison, he’s won the allegiance of an armed brigade in the Environment Ministry, called last month for “civil disobedience” across the country and appeared in the capital on Tuesday alongside demonstrators demanding the prime minister step …

The Friar Who Became the Vatican’s Go-To Guy on A.I.

The Friar Who Became the Vatican’s Go-To Guy on A.I.

Before dawn, Paolo Benanti climbed to the bell tower of his 16th-century monastery, admired the sunrise over the ruins of the Roman forum and reflected on a world in flux. “It was a wonderful meditation on what is going on inside,” he said, stepping onto the street in his friar robe. “And outside too.” There is a lot is going on for Father Benanti, who, as both the Vatican’s and the Italian government’s go-to artificial intelligence ethicist, spends his days thinking about the Holy Ghost and the ghosts in the machines. In recent weeks, the ethics professor, ordained priest and self-proclaimed geek, has joined Bill Gates at a meeting with Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, presided over a commission seeking to save Italian media from ChatGPT bylines and general A.I. oblivion, and met with Vatican officials to further Pope Francis’s aim of protecting the vulnerable from the coming technological storm. At a conference organized by the ancient Knights of Malta order, he told a crowd of ambassadors that “global governance is needed, otherwise the risk is …

Putin praises Elon Musk: ‘A smart guy’

Putin praises Elon Musk: ‘A smart guy’

Russian President Vladimir Putin heaped praise on billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk during an interview he granted to pundit Tucker Carlson that was posted online Thursday. “I think there’s no stopping Elon Musk,” Putin told Carlson after the pundit asked him about the growing prevalence of artificial intelligence. “He will do as he sees fit. Nevertheless, you’ll need to find some common ground with him. Search for ways to persuade him. I think he’s a smart person. I truly believe he is. So you’ll need to reach an agreement with him because this process needs to be formalized and subjected to certain rules.” Musk has sparked controversy in recent months over his retooling of X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, and his embrace of antisemitic and other unproven theories. Musk, who owns several major media and technology companies, oversees a vast communications network that is crucial to Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Last year, Putin called Musk “an outstanding person” after he acknowledged he blocked off internet access from his Starlink satellites during a Ukrainian …

Of course Trump’s Supreme Court lawyer is the same guy behind Texas’ sadistic abortion ban

Of course Trump’s Supreme Court lawyer is the same guy behind Texas’ sadistic abortion ban

The big news that kicked off this week was that the Supreme Court set Thursday to hear oral arguments over whether or not Donald Trump should be kicked off the ballot per the 14th Amendment, which bars those who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the government from holding office. What got a lot less attention was the announcement of which lawyer would argue on Trump’s behalf: former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell. Reproductive rights activists sure sat up and took notice of the mention of Mitchell. He is one of the most odious men in the entire anti-abortion world, which is quite an achievement, considering the misogyny that fuels that movement.  Mitchell earned this “worst of the worst” title by being the architect behind the Texas “bounty hunter” law, which adds a level of creative sadism to abortion bans that would make the villain in the “Saw” movies envious. There have been so many vicious abortion bans passed since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022 that readers could be forgiven …