SeaWorld is ending its orca breeding programs
In a massive win for whales, the environment and the animal rights activists who have been campaigning for this for decades, the theme park giant - which recently got into hot water over attempting to sabotage PETA - has announced it is ending its orca breeding programs as of today and will no longer keep any orcas in captivity after the current generation dies. There are currently 23 orcas in captivity in SeaWorlds across America, including Tilikum, the male orca that killed a trainer during a live show in 2010 and featured in documentary Blackfish.
ICYMI: the CFDA nominations are in
Fashion's night of nights will this year honour David Bowie with the Board of Directors Tribute award and Alessandro Michele with the International Award. The Olsen twins have been nominated for both Womenswear Designer of the Year (which they won last year) and Accessory Designer of the Year for The Row, up against talent including the Mulleavy sisters for Rodarte, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler. Interestingly, the nominations skipped the coveted CFDA Fashion Icon award, which many predict Kim Kardashian will win this year.
Back to Back to the Future II: Nike unveils self-lacing sneakers
Marty McFly first debuted Nike-brand self-lacing shoes in the 1989 film, but it wasn't until 2013 that Nike had the technology to first begin experimenting with the idea IRL - and now, the first prototypes are here. The self-tightening HyperAdapt trainers will be released by the end of the year and work via small electric motors activated by sensors, with a wireless charging point built into the sole.
Bigger than Ben-Hur? The trailer for the remake is here
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the revamped epic, directed by Timur Bekmambetov and starring British actor Jack Huston (best known for Boardwalk Empire). The last major Hollywood production of Ben-Hur was in 1959. The trailer has already had over one million views since it was uploaded overnight, with the film slated for an August 2016 release.