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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ‘set to feature Loki’: Kang the Conqueror too?

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR LOKI SEASON FINALE AHEAD. This week saw the third Disney+ Marvel show end with quite the cliffhanger. Loki himself had been pushed back to the TVA where he discovered that Mobius didn’t remember him and the Time Keepers statues had been replaced by one of Kang the Conqueror.

The Loki finale then concluded with the promise of a second season, although it’s not clear if this has already been filmed or when it will be released.

And with upcoming MCU movies tying into the time travel and multiverse plot, fans have been wondering if the god of mischief will turn up on the big screen in the meantime.

Well now, this might be sooner rather than later given that The Hollywood Reporter says Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is expected to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

This is yet to be confirmed by Marvel, but it would make a lot of sense for him to team up with the Sorcerer Supreme and Scarlet Witch in the March 2022 movie.

And considering the multiverse of madness was kicked off when Sylvie killed the Kang variant known as He Who Remains, it would make sense to see more versions of the time-travelling villain show up in Doctor Strange 2.

But, by the looks of things, we don’t have to wait that long to see more alternate reality mayhem.

Doctor Strange is set to feature in Spider-Man No Way Home this Christmas before his solo sequel three months later.

Tom Holland’s threequel is heavily rumoured to feature variant Peter Parkers played by former Sony Web Slingers Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

Next year also sees the release of Thor Love and Thunder, so perhaps the main Loki variant will be reunited with Chris Hemsworth’s Avenger, who saw the main version of his brother killed by Thanos in Avengers Infinity War.

And considering that Natalie Portman is playing The Mighty Thor in the 2022 movie, maybe she’s a variant Jane Foster who was found worthy?

Now if that weren’t enough, what has certainly been confirmed is that Jonathan Major’s Kang will be the main villain in 2023’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania.

So that’s another opportunity for Hiddleston’s Loki to show up and take on the main variant of the time-travelling villain.


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Elvis co-star Suzanna Leigh 'I melted when we kissed, it was madness but we couldn't stop'

Elvis Presley stars in 1966 trailer for Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Another film, another beautiful leading lady to lead The King into temptation – or the other way around. Suzanna hit Hollywood as a teenager and soon found herself living out her wildest dreams when she shared the screen with her idol, and romped with him on a tropical beach. It was a meteoric rise for convent school girl Sandra Eileen Anne Smith from Berkshire, who blagged her way into a meeting with Elvis’ agent and never looked back.

Young Sandra lost her father when she was just six. A notorious gambler, he’d told his daughter that her godmother was famous film star Vivienne Leigh.

Showing the spirit that would characterize her whole life, Sandra took herself to Leigh’s house aged eleven and introduced herself. The actress remembered her father but had no recollection of being her godmother. Even so, she agreed to give the aspiring young actress some guidance and a few lessons.

Suzanna later said: “‘It was really exciting. She was so fantastic to me. She said that so many of my dreams seemed like hers.”

A few years later, Leigh also agreed to let the teenager take her name professionally and soon the reborn Suzanna Leigh already had small roles in TV series The Saint and then her own show in France. And little over a year later, she would be starring with Elvis.

READ MORE: Elvis girlfriend Linda on what The King thought of Elvis impersonators

Elvis and Suzanna Leigh

Elvis and Suzanna Leigh (Image: GETTY)

Elvis costar Suzanna Leigh

Elvis costar Suzanna Leigh (Image: GETTY)

While she was in France, Suzanna heard that Hollywood agent Hal Wallis was in London scouting for talent. She promptly called in sick and dashed to the airport. In London. She discovered which room he was staying in at the Dorchester and apparently banged on the door shouting “I’m the one you’re looking for.”

Suzanna later told the website Elvis Australia: “There’d be an army of secretaries to stop you doing that today. It just wouldn’t happen.”

At just 19 she found herself flown to Hollywood and soon landed her first job with Paramount Pictures to star in the Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis bedroom farce Boeing Boeing.

She said: “My first day in the studio this big Caddy came along with the chauffeur. It happened exactly the way it did in Sunset Boulevard. I thought ‘That’s it, I need no more’. It’s the most amazing feeling when all your dreams come true.”

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Elvis and costar Suzanna Leigh in Paradise: Hawaiian Style poster

Elvis and costar Suzanna Leigh in Paradise: Hawaiian Style poster (Image: GETTY)

Her next film would be even more exciting. 

Suzanna told the Hollywood Reporter: “Elvis and I were both under contract to Hal Wallis, who was known as the ‘star maker.’

“I remember the day that Hal said that I would be making my next movie with Elvis. I was an incredible fan of his, and then he said ‘You’ll be filming it in Hawaii.’ Wow.

“Elvis was a fabulous actor, very underrated by a lot of the conventional theatre people.”

Suzanna was cast in Paradise, Hawaiian Style, to play The King’s leading lady and love interest, Judy ‘Friday’ Hudson.

Elvis played Rick Richards, a playboy helicopter pilot whose reckless flying and womanising jeopardise both his career and his romance with Judy.

The film gives The King the chance to deploy the cheesy pick-up line on Judy: “We met before, on a surfboard, in Waikiki. You were wiped out.”

It got him the girl on-screen and off-screen Suzanna recalled by swept away by Elvis’ kissing. She waxed lyrical about their passionate clinches in her 2003 autobiography, Paradise, Suzanna Style.

She wrote: “His kisses held an intensity that melted my very being. I slipped my arms around his neck and our bodies entwined. This was all madness, but we didn’t stop. A person could go to the gallows with such a kiss lingering on their lips, knowing life had been good.”

Elvis and costar Suzanna Leigh in Paradise: Hawaiian Style poster

Elvis and costar Suzanna Leigh in Paradise: Hawaiian Style poster (Image: GETTY)

The couple also bonded over their shared religious interests and spirituality, and their belief in guardian angels.

Suzanna said: “We only kissed twice but there was the promise of many more intimacies to come. We remained friends throughout my passionate affair with Richard Harris, and wanted to make another movie together — but it was never to be.”

The actress also later took credit for a notorious addition to Gracelands’ menagerie.

She said: “Elvis had never met anyone quite like me and he loved to hear me tell stories. He was very hot on security, and I told him about keeping a pair of peacocks to make a noise if any intruders approach. Years later I went to Graceland and found he had got his own peacocks. Of course, being Elvis, he didn’t have a pair of peacocks, he had a flock of them. Apparently, the noise was mind-blowing.”

Elvis costar Suzanna Leigh promotes her autobiography

Elvis costar Suzanna Leigh promotes her autobiography (Image: GETTY)

Suzanna didn’t just visit Graceland, she said she ended up getting a job there.

After Paradise Hawaiian Style her career abruptly ended in Hollywood. She later said she had been lined up for another film with Elvis but a war between British actors’ union Equity and the American counterpart, the Screen Actors Guild had put a temporary halt on Hollywood roles going to Brits.

At just 20 she had film offers back home and quit LA in 1966, not realising at the time she would never go back. A series of horror and cheesy spy movies followed. Her career wrapped up in 1973 with the bonkers horror musical Son of Dracula, produced by Ringo Starr and starring the former Beatle alongside pop star Harry Nilsson.

An ill-fated marriage and thieving manager left Suzanna broke by the late 1980s. She took a variety of jobs, including selling the Encyclopedia Britannica before “in 2003, I put my connection with Elvis to use by going to work as a VIP tour guide at Graceland.”

It was there that she became deeply involved in conspiracy theories surrounding The King’s death that she share and investigated until her death in December 2017 from liver cancer.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Cheesesteak Madness Tournament: Picking Delco’s best cheesesteak

Cheesesteak Madness Tournament

DELAWARE COUNTY — Jim Pappas is on a journey to find the ultimate cheesesteak in the Philadelphia region.

He has eaten more than 800 cheesesteaks and has narrowed it down to the best 16.

Phil and Jim’s Steak and Hoagies, The Original Thunderbird Steakhouse, Cocco’s Pizzeria and DiFabio’s Market and Tap face off this week.

To make the final call, he’s enlisted the services of three other cheesesteak experts: Mark Twersky (Corporate Chef), Amigo Dan Matassino (Eaten over 100 different cheesesteaks), and Diane Farina (Event Coordinator).

Together, they will bite their way through the competition eliminating the steaks that just don’t hold up.

Who will come out victorious? Watch the video above and vote for your favorite below.

Author: CCG

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Avengers Infinity War theory: Doctor Strange knew Loki would cause Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange’s actions at the end of Avengers Infinity War completely baffled Tony Stark. The Sorcerer Supreme willingly gave up the Time Stone to Thanos in exchange for Iron Man’s life. The Mad Titan then went on to collect all six Infinity Stones and snap away half the universe including Doctor Strange himself.

Of course, prior to this Doctor Strange had used the Time Stone to view all 14,000,605 possible conclusions to the Infinity War and only one of those saw Thanos defeated: the events of Avengers Endgame.

Knowing the only possible victorious future, the Sorcerer Supreme needed to save Tony from death in 2018, so Iron Man could willingly sacrifice himself by snapping away Thanos five years later in 2023’s final battle.

But now the MCU is beyond Endgame, we’re beginning to see the ramifications of the Time Heist on the Marvel multiverse.

After all, a variant Loki from 2012 escaped with the Tesseract because 2023 Tony Stark was knocked over by Hulk.

Interestingly, the first episode of the Disney+ Loki show saw the variant watch a video explaining how the TVA works to stop Nexus events like his that could descend the multiverse into madness.

Now considering Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is arriving in cinemas in 2022, we wouldn’t be surprised if this variant Loki is the cause of it.

But here’s the thing: surely when considering the Endgame future in Infinity War, the Sorcerer Supreme was aware that a version of the god of mischief would dip out of the Sacred Timeline and be captured by the TVA, before causing havoc across alternate realities.

Sure, the TVA has said that the Avengers’ Time Heist was part of this Sacred Timeline and so was always meant to happen, but alternate Loki’s actions were not.

While Docile_Doggo commented on this writing: “Which is weird, because Doctor Strange said he saw only one future that had the Avengers ‘winning’, so that future Strange saw must have included Loki stealing the Tesseract.

“Either Doctor Strange simply didn’t view all possible futures, Doctor Strange lied, or a Sacred Timeline in which Loki never stole the Tesseract and the Avengers still ‘won’ was never possible to begin with.

“Or maybe, by the end of the Loki series, the TVA simply ‘resets’ the fact that Loki stole the Tesseract, thus preserving the Sacred Timeline.

Whatever’s going to happen, it seems likely that variant Loki will cause the multiverse of madness and impact the events of Spider-Man No Way Home.

After all, Doctor Strange will be mentoring Peter Parker in that blockbuster, just three months before his Multiverse of Madness movie.

While Spider-Man No Way Home itself is heavily rumoured to feature not only Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Web Slingers but villains from their Sony movies too.

So far only Doc Ock star Alfred Molina has admitted he’s in the movie, while Jamie Foxx’s Electro has been confirmed too. And who knows, perhaps Loki and Scarlet Witch will be turning up too?

Spider-Man No Way Home hits cinemas on December 17, 2021 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness follows on March 25, 2022.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Inside Silicon Valley’s Mayo Marketing Madness

In 2013, the San Francisco–based startup Hampton Creek, today known as Eat Just, launched its first product—an eggless, plant-based mayo. The press release claimed it was “the world’s first food product to utilize a plant protein that consistently outperforms an animal protein.” This, even though soybeans had been mined for their functional capabilities in foods—for both animal feed and human nutrition—as far back as 1940. Regardless, journalists went wild.

It was like people had never seen a condiment before. The Guardian wrote that founder Josh Tetrick wanted to “disrupt the world food industry by replacing eggs with plants.” CBS News noted that the startup “tried 300 different kinds of plants” before hitting on the formula for this eggless mayonnaise.

Tetrick first pitched the company to investors with what he admitted was a brief deck promising to build the world’s largest plant database in order to bring plant-based foods to market. To get there, Tetrick ultimately wooed over Big Data employees from Google and Stanford. TechCrunch announced that the company had analyzed the properties of more than 4,000 plants in order to find 13 with the “ideal traits needed for better consistency, taste, and lower cost.” This plant database, which was initially touted as having potential for licensing deals, has yet to come to fruition, and those Big Data guys have since left to start other companies.

It was a prime example of a new era of do-good food missionaries. They promise to reverse climate change and end our reliance on eating animals for protein—and then race to raise funds, hire employees, and, to hit those goals faster, sell the promise to the consumer.

The thing is, in this case, eggless mayo already existed. Vegenaise—a mashup of the words vegan and mayonnaise—was first developed in the mid-1970s by Follow Your Heart in California’s San Fernando Valley.

Before becoming the vegan product powerhouse it is today—it sells salad dressings, cheese, and yogurt (among other things) made from coconut, potato starch, canola, and more—Follow Your Heart was a natural foods market with a cozy vegetarian café inside. The café sold freshly made fruit juices, vegetable soups, and an avocado, tomato, and sprout sandwich that featured a thick swipe of tangy, rich mayo. But instead of eggy Hellman’s, the cafe was using a faux mayo called Lecinaise, made by a guy named Jack Patton. It was made from soy lecithin—basically a fatty emulsifier—and Bob Goldberg, cofounder and CEO of Follow Your Heart, used it on everything. He called it his “secret ingredient.” The creamy white spread was so crucial to the café’s success that Goldberg estimates that at one point the café had purchased about 40,000 pounds of the stuff.

But Goldberg began hearing a rumor that there were eggs in this supposedly eggless mayo. He reached out to Patton, the owner of Lecinaise, who assured him that it was egg-, preservative-, and sugar-free. Patton even sent Goldberg a letter verifying the accuracy of his label.

Goldberg was reassured. The California Department of Food and Agriculture was not. In the dark of night, the agency raided Patton’s Lecinaise facilities and found workers soaking the labels off regular mayonnaise to use and sell under the Lecinaise brand name. (Patton was tried and convicted of fraud, earning a 30-day jail term and a fine of $ 18,500.)

Goldberg was floored. Not only did his secret ingredient have eggs, but it was also full of sugar and preservatives. His popular whole wheat sandwiches would become dry husks. So Goldberg looked to other manufacturers for help. “They all insisted that there was no way to make mayo without eggs,” he says.

Goldberg reluctantly tried Hain Imitation Mayonnaise, but it was a subpar product that lacked emulsification—the key to flavor. “We tried various ways of making it more flavorful, adding sweeteners or vinegars or lemon juice, but the results were always very disappointing,” he says.

Author: Larissa Zimberoff
This post originally appeared on Business Latest

Altcoin day trading madness: 100% rebound in hours for Polygon, Maker

The volatility of the cryptocurrency space was on full display again on Monday as several altcoins experienced gigantic price rebounds following the market crash of the past week or so.

Two altcoins, in particular, doubled in value in just over 12 hours leading into Monday morning as Polygon (MATIC) and Maker (MKR) recorded over 100% growth amid a strong market bounce.

Polygon had climbed from a valuation of $ 0.75 late on Sunday afternoon to a peak of $ 1.51 by early Monday morning — marking 101% gains in less than a day.

The rapid rebound comes shortly after Polygon suffered 72% losses in less than a week as it fell from a valuation of $ 2.68 to $ 0.74 since Tuesday.

A similar pattern was observed in the governance token of the MakerDAO protocol, Maker, on Monday. The coin price had risen from $ 1,835 on Sunday to $ 3,694 by Monday morning, equating to a 101% increase.

Like Polygon, Maker’s miraculous pump follows a 71% decline since the coin hit an all-time high in early May, and a 63% decline in the past week alone.

The intensity of the rebounds experienced by coins on the day appeared to be tied to the severity of their recent market crashes. As such, the altcoin market proved to be the ripest venue for day traders on Monday, many of whom could feasibly have doubled their money between supper and breakfast.

Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) were subject to less dramatic rebounds, with the foremost cryptocurrencies gaining 17% and 32%, respectively. Both coins experienced less volatility throughout the duration of the recent market pump, and their subsequent losses proved to be less severe, with BTC and ETH losing 51% and 60%, respectively, since their recent all-time highs.

Many traders rejoice in such volatility, yet the harsh fact remains that day trading is a full-time job, and according to some estimates, as little as 1% of day traders actually turn a profit.