Justin Timberlake notches his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Man of the Woods debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released on Feb. 2 through RCA Records, earned 293,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 242,000 were in traditional album sales. Timberlake scores the largest week for an album -- both in terms of units and pure album sales -- since Taylor Swift’s Reputation flew in at No. 1 on the Dec. 2, 2017-dated chart with 1.24 million units and 1.22 million in album sales. Timberlake claims the biggest week for an album by a man since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. debuted at No. 1 on the May 6, 2017 list with 603,000 units and 353,000 in traditional album sales.
Fans of Quentin Tarantino have spent decades scouring his movies for everything from Easter Eggs to homages to classic or contemporary cinema to self-referential nods to his own films. Some of these allusions are obvious, some are more subtle, and anyone who looks closely enough might notice the threads connecting all of Quentin Tarantino's movies together. Take for example the dinner scene at Jack Rabbit Slims in Pulp Fiction: Mia Wallace, played by Uma Thurman, explains the plot of a TV pilot she was in. Her description of a group of female secret agents sounds oddly familiar if you've ever seen another Quentin Tarantino film called Kill Bill. Wallace says that she played a character—Raven McCoy—who was the deadliest woman in the world with a knife (the description given to Thurman's character in Kill Bill). And, of course, during the Pulp Fiction scene Wallace is talking to Vincent Vega, a character who shares the last name, and is related to, Mr. Blonde (a nickname given to the character Victor Vega) from Reservoir Dogs. There are also brands that pop up throughout Tarantino's movies like Big Kahuna Burger and Red Apple Cigarettes. And if you look closely, Crazy Craig Koons in Django Unchained is an ancestor of Captain Koons, Christopher Walken's Pulp Fiction character. Pete Hicox, Tim Roth's character in The Hateful Eight is related to Michael Fassbender's Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino himself confirmed the existence of this shared universe in 2017, explaining to an Australian news outlet: There's the realer than real universe, alright, and all the characters inhabit that one. But then there's this movie universe. And so From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, they all take place in this special movie universe. So basically when the characters of Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction, when they go to the movies, Kill Bill is what they go to see. From Dusk Till Dawn is what they see. So by that logic, the hierarchy of the Tarantino shared universe works as so: The Realer Than Real World Universe includes: Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight. The Movie Movie Universe includes: Natural Born Killers, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Kill Bill.
The 28-year-old singer premiered her "Delicate" music video during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards broadcast on Sunday, while accepting her award for Female Artist . The video features Swift playing an A-list starlet, who can't take two steps without the attention of her security team or legion of fans. However, when she magically turns invisible, she gets to live the life she's been longing for, dancing around her hotel and the subway without anyone taking notice. ET has learned that "Delicate" was filmed over two nights in downtown Los Angeles and featured historic landmarks such as the Los Angeles Theatre and Biltmore Hotel. The clip also features a sly nod to Swift's beau, Joe Alwyn, as she dances down a city street, past a sign for "Joe's Deli." The single, off her latest album Reputation, talks about a special someone that she can't seem to get off her mind. "Sometimes I wonder when you sleep/Are you ever dreaming of me?/Sometimes when I look into your eyes/I pretend you're mine, all the damn time/'Cause I like you," she sings. "Is it cool that I said all that?/Is it chill that you're in my head?/'Cause I know that it's delicate." Swift previously teased the video on her Instagram with a handwritten note about when the clip would drop. Earlier this week, the GRAMMY winner was spotted on a romantic hike with Alywn in Malibu, California. The "Look What You Made Me Do" singer rocked a pair of black running shorts, a dark gray tank top and a black hoodie tied around her waist and held on to her beau's arm as they neared the end of the trail. The couple has been going steady since last May and only spotted together a handful of times.
Quentin Tarantino has acknowledged that a third Kill Bill film is still a possibility – as reflected by his recent conversations with Uma Thurman. The director was asked about a potential sequel during an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast released on Monday. “Me and Uma have been talking about it recently, frankly, to tell you the truth,” he said about a possible Kill Bill Volume 3. “I’m not sure I’m going to do it but I have thought about it a little further.” He said he and Thurman “literally were talking about” a possible sequel the week prior, adding: “If any of my movies were going to spring from any of my movies, it would be the third Kill Bill.”

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