Jared Leto Turns 48 Today.

There’s people that when you see how old they’re turning you’re just like “Oh okay”. There are some people you’ll say “Ooh damn they’re that young… They look old af…”. And then you have people like Jared Leto…. Where you’re like “WTF WHERE IS YOUR YOUTH FOUNTAIN YOU YOUNG BEAUTIFUL PERSON YOU!?”

Jared turns 48 today and we just don’t understand how this man is pushing 50….

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Like, excuse me sir…. Where? Is he drinking the water from Tuck Everlasting or something.

In case you wanted to see what young Jared looked like… Here’s a personal attack.

Photo: ABC Studios / My So-Called Life

Yeah… We know… My So-Called Life was a show that aired in 1994 that Jared played the swoon-worthy Jordan Catalano… You’ve probably heard that name from your mom. The show only lasted one season… We were barely alive and we’re not over the fact that we were cheated out of more Jordan.

Jared has certainly made a name for himself over the past 48 (still not over that) years that he has existed. From his highly successful music career with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, to his praised acting career and all of his philanthropic work in between. Jared is a force to be reckoned with.

We don’t care what you think or say about his Joker. We’d do absolutely anything to see those hours of cut footage because… Damn boi.

Jared has been in notorious movies such as Fight Club, American Psycho, Panic Room, Dallas Buyers Club, Blade Runner, and many many more.

In fact, Jared has a very big and important movie coming up and is set to release in 2020. He’ll be playing Dr. Michael Morbius in the movie Morbius.

Now if you don’t know who or what that is, let us explain. Jared Leto will be playing a Spider-Man antihero that is… Ready for this one… A VAMPIRE. Kind of fits his brand, huh? We just know that we need Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, and Tom Holland all in the same movie. And we could possibly get it. WE ARE CROSSING EVERYTHING!

Now before we go we just wanted to leave you with a special treat- uh- behind the scenes picture of Morbius.

Again… He’s 48 years old.

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Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Photo: Jared Leto on Twitter

Celebrate Baby Yoda This Christmas

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It’s Christmas time, and we’re sure you’re trying to figure out how to top your friend’s holiday party. Well here at MDRN MAG, we have you covered. Are you ready for this idea… Baby Yoda.

Sugar Cookies

You can make your own little guy by chopping the head off of angel shaped cookies, and decorating them as desired!

Baby Yoda Frap

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Deviled Eggs

Here’s the recipe to make your own!

A Pie

If you can pull this off, we’ll be impressed.

A Cake

This too. If you can do this we’ll be super impressed!

A Sandwich

Find the recipe here!

A Latte

Test your barista skills with some latte art!

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I’m feeling quite understood today.

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If you end up making any of these for your party… Or you’re just to celebrate the cuteness that is Baby Yoda, tag us on Twitter!

Did we say Baby Yoda enough in this article? Because we don’t think so. He’s literally the most perfect and adorable thing ever created in history of all things created.

Check out the adorable little thing in his Disney+ series, The Mandalorian with new episodes available for streaming every Friday!

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Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Photo: Disney+


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Win A Drum Lesson With Sheila E.

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Sheila E., aka the Queen of Percussion is looking to drum with YOU!

Just to catch you up to speed, Sheila E. is a pioneer for women in the music world. She has toured and recorded with legends like Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, George Duke and Lionel Richie. Oh and she helped create some of Prince’s biggest hits like “Let’s Go Crazy.” That’s not even including her ground breaking solo work!

She’s quite literally considered the greatest female drummer alive. And is just one of the greatest drummers ever, period. So this is kind of a big deal.

Recently Sheila E. put out her latest single, “No Line” ft. Snoop Dog and is encouraging fellow drummers and percussionists alike to share their covers!

You can enter the contest by uploading your cover of “No Line” to Facebook, Instagram or Youtube and using the hashtag #NoLineDrumLine. You then must register your video with this link.

Your cover will be featured on the #NoLineDrumLine contest page! The winner will be decided by Sheila and a panel of celebrity judges selected by DW Drums as well as the public.

Winners will receive the following:

• Grand Prize Winner will receive a SKYPE PRIVATE DRUM LESSON WITH SHEILA E.
and an LP® E-CLASS SIGNATURE TIMBALE SET.
• Second Prize Winner will receive a LP® E-CLASS CONGA and TUMBA.
• Third Prize Winner will receive a LP® E-CLASS BONGO SET
• 5 Runners-Up will receive a One (1) Year membership to DRUMCHANNEL.COM

The #NoLineDrumLine contest is produced by Total Assault and Stilettoflats Music, Inc. and sponsored by LP, DW Drums and Drum Channel.

Click here to view the complete contest rules. The contest ends on January 10, 2020.

Be sure to download Sheila E. “No Line” ft. Snoop Dog here so you can get all the practice in to win this contest!

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Fine Line Is Here And We’re Not Fine

Harry Styles Fine Line

It’s here. It’s great. It’s perfect.

Harry Styles has yet, once again, delivered with his sophomore album, Fine Line. This album melodically takes us back to the 60s and 70s with its soft rock and retro feel. Lyrically, it takes us on a whirlwind of emotions as we follow Harry through the rise and fall and acceptance of his past relationship. We’ll break it down track by track for you.

Golden

If there was ever a musical ode to Fleetwood Mac… This is it. This is a song that you just want to sway and twirl to. You want to drive down the coast with the top of the car down at sunset with the wind in your hair.

“Golden”, we wrote on day two of being in Shangri-La […] as soon as we’d done it, it was like, ‘Oh, this is track one’. I used to drive from here to the studio and listen to it. “Golden” was like the perfect PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) song. It’s like driving down the coast, that is what the song is for. It feels so Malibu to me.

– Harry Styles, during his November 2019 interview with Zane Lowe

Lyrically, this song sets the listeners up for the rest of the album. “I don’t want to be alone when it ends” quite literally foreshadows the story told throughout the album. Paired with the upbeat music, this is the perfect way to start this album.

Watermelon Sugar

The second song on the album and also the second single released. “Watermelon Sugar” gives us the perfect summer feeling of romance. The one that we know will end quick so we dive in deep to enjoy the moment. The harmony, the bluesy guitar, the EVERYTHING.

Adore You

“Adore You” is the third single off of Fine Line and probably the most intricate. This single literally started out as a whole mystery of this mysterious island popping up but Harries quickly figured it out. “Adore You” is a beautiful song about unconditional love and doing anything to make them safe and happy. We stan. And this video probably had the most amazing marketing in the history of music videos.

Lights Up

“Light’s Up” was the first taste of Fine Line that we got. Paired with a steamy music video that just dropped out of nowhere… We were shooketh. “Light’s Up” is a heart wrenching song with upbeat music. The fear of having people find out who your partner is, having to deal with the light’s up and on that person. The lyrics make us want to give him a really really big hug and never let go.

Cherry

This is when the album starts to slow down and get real. This song is obviously about an ex of his. They’ve broken up, she’s moved on, and Harry isn’t taking it very well. “Don’t you call him what you used to call me,” and the french voicemail at the end that is actually from his ex Camille Rowe talking. The voicemail translating to:

“Hey! Are you asleep? Oh, I’m sorry…”
“Well, no… Nope, it’s not important…”
“Well then… We went to the beach and now we—”
“Perfect! Let’s go!”

Musically the song reminds us of “Little Things” from Harry‘s 1D days. Just him, a guitar, some harmony and a whole lotta feels.

Falling

We could call this song the climax of the album. This is all about the grief and heartache he is going through from the end of his relationship. He lost control of the relationship as well as her trust with his “wondering hands.”

This is definitely the fan favorite of the album. The ballad, the most emotional.

To Be So Lonely

This song is genius. This song blends so many different aspects from different genres that in theory shouldn’t go together… But yet they do. We have an Italian style ukulele with a blues-y plucked bass along with trumpets, cello’s and even a violin accompanied by swing-like lyrics.

“To Be So Lonely” is just really like articulation of Mitch’s brain. Even when Mitch plays to himself, he’s got the swing.

In this song, Harry has accepted his grief and he fact that the relationship is now over. He knows he’s messed up and she’s with someone else. She wants to be friends but he doesn’t think he can right now because he still loves her. He doesn’t want to be given any false hope, even if she doesn’t mean for him to feel that way.

She

“She” is the older sister to “Woman.” This song is pure genius. It’s a fantasy, it’s sexy and wow that guitar solo. The beginning of the song sounds almost identical to “Meet Me In The Hallway” but quickly turns into her own thing.

“She” is a beautiful blues ballad that listeners subconsciously play over and over again on repeat. The song features a fantasy love that a man would rather day dream about than face the real world.

Sunflower, Vol. 6

This is our beautiful 60s surf rock anthem of the album. Here he is reminiscing of the good times in his past relationship. He wants to immortalize their memories together through this melody.

All in all this song is just a feel good song. You smile and sway to it. You can feel the sun on your face and can practically feel and smell the ocean breeze.

Canyon Moon

“Canyon Moon” is another track that reflects back on the happy times of their relationship. Also noted as Stevie Nicks favorite track of the album, “Canyon Moon” is a ballad to 60s & 70s soft rock.

You can quite literally visualize yourself driving through canyons and hills.

Treat People With Kindness

60s 60s 60s. This song is so retro, with an Austin Powers flare. Sure Harry doesn’t sing the chorus but let’s look past that. This song is an ode to Harry‘s mantra “Treat People With Kindness.” This is something that he’s always preached in some way, shape or form throughout his whole musical career.

“Treat People With Kindness” is all about wanting to go somewhere where we can all just be nice and love one another. A place where we can feel happy and safe, and even if something bad happens, we know we’ll be okay.

Fine Line

The closing song on the album is also the namesake of the album. “Fine Line” as stated in an interview with Harry, “was always gonna be the last song on the album. It felt like it described to me the process of making it and how the album felt in terms of the different kinds of songs on it.”

This is a stripped song filled with emotions in-between the lyrics. Being that there’s not many lyrics to the song, Harry relies on the accoustic guitar to tell his story. And if you listened to the album from top to bottom as intended, in those pauses with no words, you know exactly what he’s trying to say and how he feels. He’s found balance with love and life, and acceptance and grievance. And of course, he closes the album out with an epic outro in a beautiful Harry-like fashion.

Well that’s it for Fine Line. An epic album from an epic person. What were your thoughts on Fine Line? What’s your favorite song and why? Let us know in the comments below or tell us on Twitter!

Catch Harry on tour in a city near you with his Love on Tour tour here!

Remember to always treat people with kindness!

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Words: Jace Chiappetta and Celine Martinez | Featured Photo: Tim Walker

Nightmare Before Christmas Survival Guide

The Nightmare Before Christmas Survival Guide

Hello all! Today is a very special day of sorts. It’s Friday the 13th… In December. One could say it’s the… Nightmare Before Christmas.

If you recall, we made a Friday the 13th Survival Guide previously… This is that, but with a Christmas twist. We have all the tips and tricks to surviving this Nightmare Before Christmas and the superstitions that go with it.

First. we want to debunk one thing! You DO NOT have to kiss anyone under that mistletoe. Consent is first and foremost. You won’t get bad luck, we promise!

Okay so…

Never give shoes to any of your loved ones for Christmas. If you do that, then that particular person could walk out of your life in future.
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A windy day can bring good luck on Christmas.
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Alcohol consumptions are not allowed on the Christmas Eve…. HA YEAH WE’LL SKIP THIS ONE. Christmas Cocktails prevail.
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To be healthy throughout the next year, eat an apple on Christmas Eve.
Leaving a Christmas tree undecorated will attract negative energy and evil spirits… We had that tree decorated the first day… No negative energy in our house.
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Singing Christmas carols at any time other than during the festive season is unlucky… We’re looking at you – people that start November 1st.
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Unless you want bad luck, never keep up Christmas decorations up after the Twelfth Night… It also just makes you annoying.
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The amount of mince pies you eat determines how much luck you’ll have for the following year. Just call us the mince pie eating contest winner now…
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Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas… No seriously… It’s mandatory.

Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Photo: Walt Disney Studios


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Keanu VS. Keanu Battle In 2021

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On May 21st 2021 we will be blessed with not one, but two Keanu Reeves movies!

2019 was a huge year for our guy, and it doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down.

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Earlier this week it was announced by Warner Bros. that Matrix 4 will be released on May 21st, 2021.

Coincidentally this is the same day that Lionsgate is set to release John Wick 4!

It’s a battle of the Keanu‘s for the studios, but a happy Keanu Reeves day for us!

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The Late Late Show With Harry Styles

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We were graced with the all-powerful Harry Styles as the Late Late Show‘s guest host last night. And all we can think is…

CAN SOMEONE GET THIS MAN HIS OWN TALK SHOW!

The show opens with a fan favorite segment, Car Pool Karaoke. Here we see James Corden give Harry tips and tricks to being a good host, which includes fake laughing… (We’d honestly die to hear Harry fake laugh or really laugh.) To end the segment the pair of course sings “Watermelon Sugar” together, and we just swooned.

We then have Harry come out in a dashing suit, as always, to deliver the host’s opening monologue. He of course had a lot to talk about being the Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump were written. That, plus some shameless promoting.

Following his monologue we jumped right into Spill Your Guts with Harry and Kendall Jenner – yes you read that right. Things definitely got interesting, and interesting things were eaten too. Some questions asked incuded Kendall asking Harry which songs off his first album were about her, and Harry asking Kendall who is the most surprising celeb to slide in her DMs. If you want to see if they responded, watch the clip below!

Along with Kendall, another guest on the show was star of Black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross, who is also a friend of Harry. In their sit down interview, the three share stories about their large families, holidays, and modeling.

Following the interviews, we were given a small teaser of the musical guest, and it was not at all we were expecting… Harry Styles quickly interviewed Harry Styles giving us the best 53 seconds in television history.

For Harry’s musical performance he performed his latest single “Adore You” and let us tell you… Out hearts sailed away with him. His set mimicked the video for the single, taking us on a sailboat ride to the Island of Eroda.

Between his singing, adorable dancing, and impecable charm while on stage, we’re constantly reminded of why we love him. If someone tells you the perfect man doesn’t exist, just show them this episode of The Late Late Show.

You can pre-order and pre-save his new album Fine Line which drops December 13th here!

Catch Harry on tour in a city near you with his Love on Tour tour here!

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Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Photo: CBS Television

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer Has Dropped

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Get your proton packs ready for next summer because the new Ghostbusters trailer has dropped!

Ghostbusters: Afterlife, from what we can see in the trailer, stars Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd and our Prince of Horror, Finn Wolfhard.

The trailer shows siblings, Pheobe (Grace) and Trevor (Wolfhard), who just moved to a small town that their grandfather used to live in. Long story short weird things started happening. But low and behold the kids found their grandfathers old ghostbusters gear.

From the trailer and what we know it is unclear which of the original ghostbusters the kids are related to, but we do know that Bill Murry is set to appear in the movie along with Sigourney Weaver.

So who you gonna call next summer?

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Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Image: Jason Reitman