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Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Air Jordan 1s Sold For Record $560,000 at Auction

Michael Jordan Air Jordan 1

The last two episodes of the ten-part “The Last Dance” documentary are set to air tonight, and thanks to it, Michael Jordan fever has reached new heights. Over a decade-and-a-half after #23 laced up his Jordans for the last time, MJ is still setting records as a pair of his game-worn shoes has set the new mark for the most valuable kicks ever sold at auction. Though Sotheby’s opened the auction a week ago and expected the “Chicago” Jordan 1s from 1985 to go for around $150,000, the results dunked on that estimate with a closing bid of $560,000.

This particular pair of Jordans, which were sold by collector Jordan Geller (nice name, by the way), was rocked by Michael in his standout rookie season and are signed by the GOAT himself.

Also, just a reminder that if you want a pair of Chicago 1s for yourself, though they won’t run you a half a million, prices on the original AJ1 style are currently skyrocketing on the aftermarket.

Attention Design Heads, Vitra’s “Chair Times” Is Now Free to Stream

the Chamber Music Hall in Mosley Street, Manchester,

Vitra Design Museum (VDM) in Weil am Rhein, Germany, is temporarily making its “Chair Times” documentary available online for free.

“Chair Times. A History of Seating” analyzes the chair as a historical artifact and describes the history of seating furniture from 1800 until today. In the focus are 125 objects from the Collection of the Vitra Design Museum, with commentary from experts in the field of design and architecture.

The film was shot in 2018 by Switzerland’s HOOK Film & Kultur Produktion and is made available digitally for the first time for the wider public. The documentary is presented in German with English subtitles.

Check out the trailer below and then head over to VDM’s website to watch it in full.

Watch Cardi B, DJ Khaled & More Celebrate Class of 2020’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Celebrities are coming together to honor the class of 2020 and the millions of seniors whose graduation ceremonies were canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Oprah Winfrey, and more celebrated in a virtual event dubbed #Graduation2020.

The multi-hour event on Friday was hosted on Facebook by The Office co-stars Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak, and featured an inspiring commencement speech from Oprah.

“You are, indeed, the chosen class for such a time as this, the Class of 2020. You’re also a united class, the pandemic class, that has the entire world striving to graduate with you,” Oprah said. “But even though there may not be pomp because of our circumstances, never has a graduating class been called to step into the future with more purpose, vision, passion and energy and hope. Your graduation ceremony is taking place with so many luminaries celebrating you on the world’s Facebook stage, and I’m just honored to join them and salute you.”

You can watch her full speech below.

Cardi B also had a motivational message for graduates. “I just want to say congrats to all my high school and to all my college graduates. Congrats congrats congrats!” the rapper said in her video. “And don’t let no coronavirus, no nothing, take this special moment from you. I also want to tell you guys it’s more than a diploma, it’s more than graduation, it’s knowledge, it’s knowing that you did it. Now you’re about to start your life, you’re about to make some money, you’re about to show your skills on what you worked for!”

The ceremony also featured appearances and motivational messages from DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus, Yara Shahidi, John Mayer, and Selena Gomez. Stream the ceremony in full below.

Justin Bieber Wishes He Had Saved Himself for Marriage

Justin Bieber (L) and wife US model Hailey Bieber arrive for YouTube Originals' "Justin Bieber: Seasons" premiere

Justin Bieber recently revealed that he wishes he could go back in time and save himself for marriage because according to him, premarital sex is “kind of confusing.”

The pop star and his wife Hailey Bieber recently connected with fans on their live Facebook series Biebers on Watch, where the two answer various fan questions. During the livestream, Justin was asked what he would change about himself if he could go back in time.

“Probably a lot of things I would change. I don’t regret anything because I think it makes you who you are, and you learn from things. If I could go back and not have to face some of the bad hurt… I probably would’ve saved myself for marriage,” the Yummy singer revealed.

Justin admitted that while his confession might sound “crazy,” he explained “sex can be kind of confusing when you’re being sexually active with anybody.” His wife who was by his side disagreed and pointed out they had “different experiences with everything.” She continued, “I do agree with the fact that being physical sometimes can make things more confusing.”

Justin and Hailey Bieber have been regularly connecting with fans in lockdown as part of their Facebook series. They recently gave fans an intimate glimpse into their life and shed light on their 2016 breakup.

Michael B. Jordan Rumored to Play Tony Montana in the ‘Scarface’ Reboot

Michael B. Jordan is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

The highly anticipated Scarface reboot is finally happening, and according to rumors, the iconic lead, Tony Montana, will be played by Michael B. Jordan.

Newsweek reports that the Black Panther actor is being considered for the part. If true, this would see Jordan give new life to Al Pacino’s gangster character Tony Montana, who in the 1983 Scarface was a Cuban immigrant turned powerful drug lord.

The latest Scarface is to be set in Los Angeles, following Howard Hawks’ 1932 installment in Chicago and Brian De Palma’s 1983 version in Miami. Universal Pictures, the studio behind the film, has reportedly been trying to get the reboot off the ground for years. Now the film is finally happening and Luca Guadagnino, director and producer of Call Me by Your Name, has been tapped to direct.

Michael B. Jordan hasn’t officially been confirmed yet for the role, so keep it here for updates.

Will Smith Returns to Rap for Joyner Lucas’ “Will” Remix

Will Smith smiling red carpet

Will Smith just gave Joyner Lucas‘s hit “Will” the ultimate seal of approval, contributing his own verse to the official remix.

Back in March, Lucas dropped a music video for “Will,” in which he reenacted some of Smith’s most iconic roles from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Bad Boys,” “Men in Black,” and “Pursuit of Happyness.”

Smith said he was “humbled and honored” by the gesture. And now he’s returned the favor in the best way possible –delivering a verse on the official remix.
Listen as Smith name-checks Nelson Mandela, Julius Erving, and Muhammad Ali before contemplating his own relevance, lamenting that fans “must’ve forgotten who invented “Get Jiggy.”
He also notes that he sold an incredible sixty million records, and “did it all with no cuss words.” Listen below.

“Will” appears on Lucas’ debut album, ADHD, which dropped on March 27.

Apple iPhone Flip Concept Is the Phone We’ve All Been Waiting For

Apple iPhone flip

While many are eagerly awaiting the official reveal of Apple‘s iPhone 12, YouTube channel #iOS beta news has debuted a flip iPhone concept. The design falls in line with the current foldable phone trend, as the likes of Samsung and Motorola have delivered similar models in recent months.

The iPhone Flip, as #iOS beta news calls it, boasts a full display when the phone is completely open and a smaller display on one half of the back. The much talked-about stovetop camera of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max is featured on the rear, while the front welcomes a hole punch camera.

The two-minute video showcasing the iPhone Flip spotlights the 3D prototype from virtually every angle, as it rotates nonstop. As you can see, the concept device bears no creasing on the screen — a common issue among new foldable phones — but this would likely be an issue if such a phone was ever produced.

Press play below for a look at the wild iPhone concept, and hit the comments to let us know if you’d buy a phone like this if Apple were to release one.

Building an Elevated Home Quarantine Bar

Work From Home is a new vertical dedicated to life and culture in the strange and unprecedented situation of self-quarantine that many of us are dealing with right now. From what to watch to how to get a fit off and how to not think about anything, this is our guide to the great indoors. For updates on the spread of Covid-19 and how to keep yourself safe and informed, consult WHO and the CDC.

As bars and local watering holes appear to remain largely shut for the duration of the pandemic (unless you live in Winsconsin, in which case, WTF?), many are building up their own bars in the comfort of their own homes.

Of course, when upgrading your home bar from basic to chic, you want to stay clear of anything that has a “mixology” vibe, lest you start inexplicably wearing a bow tie or LARPing as a prohibition-era downtown New York speakeasy owner.

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How to Wear a Face Mask as Well as Tom Hardy

Actor Tom Hardy has seldom met a mask he didn’t like, whether it was worn for his roles in Mad Max, Venom, Dunkirk, or, most famously, as Bane in The Dark knight. Now, the 42-year-old British star is at it again, this time in a more thoughtful-about-humanity kind of way.

Hardy was spotted out in London stocking up on groceries, abiding by government face mask recommendations while carrying a huge leek and still managing to look pretty damn terrifying. He was born to play this part.

He matched his minimal mask with a pair of camo cargo pants, a simple white logo tee, and a pair of vintage adidas. Rounding off the grocery store mission fit — a trucker cap and a classic timepiece.

We’ve picked out some similar garments below. And if you’re looking for some face mask inspo, you’ll find our favorites here.

Scroll on for some Hardy-inspired shopping tips

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George Miller’s ‘Mad Max’ Furiosa Prequel Confirmed

Furiosa in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Desert Scene

Geroge Miller has confirmed that he’s moving ahead with the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel. He revealed to the New York Times that the stand-alone film will center on a young Furiosa, but don’t expect to see Charlize Theron reprising her role.

Miller has been given the green light to begin auditions and is looking for an actress in her 20s to take over the lead role. He conceded that whoever is cast as Furiosa will have significant shoes to fill.

The 75-year-old director said he’d hoped to begin shooting this spring, but coronavirus interfered. “We’ll see what the world allows us to do with Furiosa,” he lamented.

Of course, much of the character and worldbuilding was accomplished in the decade and a half it took to bring Fury Road to the screen. The prequel will follow Furiosa’s trajectory from the “Green Place,” her initiation into the Vuvalini, and her evolution into the hardened warrior immortalized in Fury Road.

Miller explained that the backstory “was purely a way of helping Charlize and explaining it to ourselves.” They found Furiosa’s story so compelling, however, that they decided to write a second screenplay before they even began shooting Fury Road.