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The Top Celeb Fits This Week

Big style means big moves, and the world is one giant celeb display of it. Welcome to our weekly review of famous faces who are crushing the sartorial game. Come find all the fire fits here every Friday. You’re welcome.

Summer is winding down, but not the style circuit. The event scene heated up this week with the MTV Video Music Awards, the Venice Film Festival and Disney’s D23 Expo, among other fashion-infused affairs. Here are the ten standouts of the past seven days, plus (spoiler) a bonus because, well, you’ll see why.

Rami Malek
London, August 28
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Come for the polka dots, stay for the patent leather. Wait [rubs eyes]… Is that velvet? Style savoir faire personified.

Luka Sabbat
Los Angeles, August 28
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Color-coordinate your fit to your surroundings for an even bigger and better impact. Especially with punchy hues like yellow and pink.

Nick Jonas
New York City, August 29
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That moment when brogues and plaid got a rock star makeover, with a li’l wrist frosting for a luxe touch.

Kumail Nanjiani
Anaheim, August 24
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Red-on-red win. Kumail keep it rockin’ all of the time.

Victor Cruz
New Jersey, August 26
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Victor here, with a note on monochromatic dressing: No, it’s not boring. Yes, it’s versatile. Hell yeah, it stands out.

Adam Driver
Venice, Italy, August 29
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Secret Service vibes but with a better suit. Hereby witnessing that impeccable tailoring can make you look both badass and chic AF.

Dwayne Johnson
Anaheim, August 24
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Allow The Rock to demonstrate how country-club vibes can meet safari feels with masterful equilibrium.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Monaco, August 29
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You don’t become the most followed person on Instagram with bad style. Ronaldo is a star on and off the pitch, wrist wear notwithstanding.

Chris Pratt
Anaheim, August 24
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Notes on elevating your casual kits, courtesy of Star-Lord himself: Take your gingham and denim combo to the dark side and fashionable flair will ensue.

Travis Scott
Santa Monica, August 27
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Leave it to Mr. Scott to make retro brown look like the freshest, most modern color we’ve ever seen.

Jeff Goldblum
Anaheim, August 23
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In case you needed further proof that Jeff Goldblum can pull off literally anything.

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Grind Productivity

#TheUnknownHustle: 9 Stories to Fuel Your Grind

Your favorite celebrities typically didn’t get where they are now without a lot of hard work and good ol’ grinding. You may look at somebody like Chris Pratt, for example, and think he just made it because of who he is, but did you know he waited tables in Hawaii for a few years before being discovered? We’ve learned that a bunch of other celebs also had to do some pretty regular things to get the chance to play the extraordinary roles we typically associate them with.

That’s why we’ve condensed nine of our favorite #TheUnknownHustle articles into one place. Now you have easy access to inspiration whenever you need a quick pick-me-up to get you back on your grind. 

Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf at the premiere of ‘Holes’ in April, 2003 / Lucy Nicholson/Getty Images

LaBeouf crafted a stunt to try and land himself an agent: He opened up the Yellow Pages, dialed an agent, put on a British accent and pretended to be a manager who repped a child client they would absolutely die for.

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Vin Diesel
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Diesel said, “One day I was driving by the Four Seasons Hotel when I saw one of my favorite actors walking into the hotel: Morgan Freeman. So I pulled over, popped the trunk and ran after him to give him my short film.”

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Donald Glover
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Imagine if Childish Gambino was your college dorm’s resident assistant?! Twitter user Dominique Ariel Toney, or @domtoney, posted, “All this Donald Glover talk reminds me of that time when he was an RA in my freshman year dorm at NYU. My roommate Marisa & I used to sneak into his programs bc he always had good snacks. Was impressed back then, and impressed to this day. Go Donald.”

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The Rock
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The Rock tried to make his football dreams come true. On a salary of $300 per week, he was the newcomer in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with what one teammate described as a “yoked-up” frame who ended up playing second fiddle to the team’s all-star defensive line. His football dreams never came true.

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Matthew McConaughey
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The actor’s big break came from approaching a casting director at a bar…

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Jared Leto
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Jared Leto always believed in himself. Once he was able to move to Los Angeles, he “ended up sleeping on Venice Beach,” he told FilmInk. “But I was young and healthy, and I knew that it was just for a short period of time. I was intent on making a new life for myself. I ended up staying in a crack motel for a few nights, and later in a youth hostel; eventually, I got an apartment.”

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Mark Cuban
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Before he became an NBA mogul, Mark Cuban had a job laying carpet. He was horrible at it, so he tried his hand as a short-order cook. Next, he was a server at an upscale restaurant, but every time he would open a bottle of wine, reportedly chunks of cork would get into it.

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Walt Disney
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Early in life, Walt Disney attempted to become a cartoonist for his local newspaper, but his attempts were consistently rebuffed. Once he finally made it on staff, the legendary animator was fired by a chief editor in 1919 and told that he’d never be a cartoonist because he “lacked imagination and good ideas.”

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Nipsey Hussle
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For Hussle, music was a catalyst to provide actual value and change in his community. Improving his community’s accessibility to resources absent in most South Central neighborhoods was always a hallmark of his vision. Injecting much of his wealth back into Crenshaw, he founded several businesses dedicated to fostering black entrepreneurship and creating educational opportunities like Vector90, described as “a ’hood version of WeWork…with an emphasis in STEM for young people of color.” 

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Culture Music

Music of the Month: 13 Standout Songs from August Not to Miss

August is the last full month of summer and the music couldn’t be hotter. Highly anticipated albums from artists like Young Thug and Taylor Swift made their way onto our playlists and will undoubtedly hold a lasting presence.

Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj finally collaborated, Brockhampton dropped a new project and Normani released the “Motivation” music video, leading up to Normani’s astounding MTV VMAs performance. With all these wins, we found it suitable to provide you with our favorite songs from August 2019. Push play. 

1. ‘Boy Bye’ by Brockhampton

Fans have long awaited a new release from music collective Brockhampton. On “Boy Bye,” they rap about dealing with anxiety and depression and their desire to create personal connections, a frequent theme in the band’s lyrics. “Boy Bye” follows the band’s two other 2019 releases, “I Been Born Again” and “If You Pray Right.” The fresh track served as a remarkable preview to Ginger, the group’s fifth studio album that also came out this month.

2. ‘Obsession’ by Joywave

The four-member band that brought us “Like a Kennedy,” a controversial and thought-provoking track that references gun violence and other political topics, is back with their latest release. “Obsession,” which was announced on the back of select Marvel Comics, explores focusing on something positive to keep your mind from dwelling on the negative wonders of the world. A trippy bass line, funk-infused guitars and techno vibrations create a sound that will transport you to a late-night warehouse party. The combination of deep lyrics and superb production make for a very strong track. 

3. ‘Motivation’ by Normani

The Fifth Harmony alum is proving her all-star level with the release of “Motivation,” a song about the carefree honeymoon stage of a budding relationship. Co-written by Ariana Grande, a familiar headstrong, female embodiment can be detected in the lyrics. While the single is for sure a banger, the music video is what led fans to exert their praise all over the internet. A talented Normani is seen bodying vigorous choreography and dominating upbeat hip-hop moves. Toward the end of the video, a complex series of flips reminds us that before becoming a pop star, she mastered the art of gymnastics. 

4. ‘Heartless’ by Diplo featuring Morgan Wallen

“Heartless” is the second release to come from Diplo’s Thomas Wesley project. Diplo, born Thomas Wesley Pentz, experiments with country music in this side project and does so expertly. The song is a perfect blend of country and EDM with a trap drum beat heard throughout the chorus. Morgan Wallen’s folk vocals tell the story of a girl who sends him mixed signals, ruthlessly, making this the perfect country spin-off of Kanye West’s “Heartless.” 

5. ‘Hot Girl Summer’ by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign

The long-awaited collaboration between Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj is finally here. With some help from Ty Dolla $ign, the three put together a track that describes the season we had already learned to love: “hot girl summer.” With a sample from City Girls’ “Act Up” and a heavily male-dominated chorus, the song surprises fans with so many features that do not relate to the hot girl summer paraded all over the internet. Although it’s not nearly as thrilling as Megan’s previous releases, “Hot Girl Summer” will maintain momentum and get played in clubs because it glorifies the carefree lifestyle women have progressively been embodying this season. 

6. ‘Bad Bad Bad’ by Young Thug featuring Lil Baby

On “Bad Bad Bad,” Young Thug and Lil Baby come together to boast about their luxurious purchases and undeniable clout. This is the third song the duo has teamed up on, following “Chanel (Go Get It)” and “Right Now.” The song is the seventh track on So Much Fun, Thugger’s latest project. A work of instrumental genius and profound wordplay, “Bad Bad Bad” is as catchy as it is satisfying. 

7. ‘Slide Away’ by Miley Cyrus

Released after the split between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, “Slide Away” seems like the closing chapter of the once married couple’s relationship. The song talks about an ending love and the need to start anew. In one verse, Cyrus sings, “Move on, we’re not 17. I’m not who I used to be,” signifying her change in personality and lifestyle since her role in The Last Song. Given that the track was released shortly after the couple announced their split, it gives fans the idea that Cyrus had removed herself from the relationship a while back. Although the couple has been known to be on and off before, “Slide Away” suggests a permanent end. 

8. ‘Won’t Be Late’ by Swae Lee featuring Drake

Produced by Tekno, a Nigerian Afrobeats artist, “Won’t Be Late” is the perfect Afropop tune to wind down the summer. The harmonious bop serves as the second collaboration between Drake and Swae Lee. The two artists come together to discuss a relationship that they’re taking slow. Richly textured with an Afro-fusion beat, the light keyboard chords and rhythmic claps create a sound that will transport you to a dancehall party after dark.  

9. ‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift

On “Lover,” from her seventh studio album of the same name, Taylor Swift proves she still knows how to write an impeccable love song—all on her own. The mellow tune is styled as a love letter with a bridge that displays strong wedding vow vibes. A treasure of sweet acoustic chords paired with delicate vocals reminds fans of Swift’s earlier releases. 

10. ‘Pink Toes’ by Quality Control, Offset and DaBaby featuring Gunna

Originally announced as a collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, “Pink Toes” brings together Offset, DaBaby and Gunna for the first time. The track is the ninth song on the 36-track collective album Quality Control: Control the Streets Volume 2. Produced by Metro Boomin and Southside, the track is a conversation between the rappers about their expensive possessions.

11. ‘A Golden Year’ by Lillie Mae

An artist on the rise, Lillie Mae released her second album, Other Girls, this month with 11 stunningly crafted tracks. “A Golden Year” combines bluegrass, country and rock elements into one wholly unique track. With an instantly recognizable singing voice and drawn-out verses, Lillie Mae reflects on all that has happened leading up to her golden year. A family of string instruments performs melodies that seep into your brain.  

12. ‘Cross You Out’ by Charli XCX featuring Sky Ferreira

This synth-infused breakup song is the third pre-release from Charli XCX’s third studio album, Charli. “Cross You Out” features pop singer Sky Ferreira, the perfect choice for harmonizing with Charli XCX’s electric vocals. The track effortlessly exudes “crying in the club” vibes after an emotional night out. Prior to the release, Charli took to Instagram to explain the song’s meaning: “This song means a lot to me; for me it’s about leaving some pretty traumatic people from my past behind me.”

13. ‘Fuck It I Love You’ by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is back, just in time for sad girl summer. “Fuck It I Love You” is the fifth single on her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell. The track samples drums from her 2012 song “Lucky Ones” and adequately follows the gloomy-heartbroken theme of her previous work. Toward the close, a spacey electronic synth overshadows her deprecating lyrics, a digital sound new to the indie pop singer’s music. Leave it to Lana to master the art of melancholy tunes for the most joyous season, and shamelessly, we dig it every time. 

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Meet the Guy Convincing Everyone to Drink Wine from a Can

Every summer, a trendy alcoholic beverage emerges to satiate beachgoers and vacationers nationwide. Hard seltzers, Aperol spritzes and a certain pink wine have swept the scene, and Thomas Pastuszak, the founder of Vinny Wines, plans to be at the forefront. 

A purveyor of a rosé and blanc bubbly wine from the Finger Lakes region of New York (the brand’s name comes from vin, the French word for wine, and NY, the abbreviation for New York), Pastuszak applied his knowledge from his sommelier career, heading up the selections at the NoMad Hotel, to this new venture. The result is genuinely delicious, ultra convenient and about to reside in fridges and beach coolers everywhere. 

Listen up as he answers ONE37pm’s most pressing founder questions.

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If you were pitching your business on Shark Tank, what would you say?

Thomas Pastuszak: Vinny is about enjoying high-quality wine in an exciting new format: the can! It is sparkling, crisp and dry, and is exactly what you need when you’re at the beach or pool, hiking or hanging out—places a wine glass just doesn’t belong. Vinny is already on top of the pack of canned wines with critical acclaim and awards from all the folks in the wine industry who know what’s best in the wine world. Plus, it’s cool wine with a New York state of mind: VINNY = VIN (wine) + NY (New York).

Describe your brand-building strategy in one sentence.

Pastuszak: Stick to the high standards you set out with, no matter what direction your growth takes you. Continue to promote the quality and pedigree of your brand, whether to new customers or those who have been with you from the start. If you show consistency and unwavering focus on quality (no shortcuts) while growing your brand, it sends a very powerful message to those paying attention. And word spreads quickly.

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned as a founder?

Pastuszak: Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you and bring different, complementary strengths and skill sets to your own. It’s foolish to think you can do it all yourself or that you’re capable of doing the best job of every task. 

What’s one aspect of your job that you knew nothing about? How did you adapt?

Pastuszak: I spent most of my adult life working in restaurants as a sommelier and wine director: buying wine, studying it, serving it and talking about it. Plus, a good amount of drinking it! When I wanted to get into the production side, I didn’t know where to begin. So I went to all my winemaker friends and started to ask a lot of questions, and took time in the vineyards and in the cellar to learn as much as I could about farming and winemaking to make the juice itself. I also went to my friends who were already proprietors of wineries and had started their own wine brands and asked a ton of questions about winery logistics, distribution and all the nitty-gritty that happens leading up to a consumer buying wine in a store or in a restaurant. Little by little, through all these conversations, I started to connect the dots and put together a plan for how I would handle the entire process from start to finish.

What do you consider your greatest failure to date? What did it teach you?

Pastuszak: When I was much younger and just getting into restaurants, I tried to raise money to buy an existing restaurant and take over its operations. While I did have experience running restaurants, I had zero experience going to non-restaurant people and asking them to invest boatloads of money into the restaurant industry—which is super high risk. I wasn’t able to raise the funds I needed and felt horrible for not being able to achieve my goal, but it did teach me to seek out those who have more experience in things where you’re a novice—like raising investment capital. Be humble, take lots and lots of notes and learn from others’ stories.

How do you take your coffee?

Pastuszak: Cold and black.

What is your number one way to inspire positive company morale?

Pastuszak: Always behave consistently, not erratically, and be attentive to what’s happening around you—certainly in moments of success but especially in moments of difficulty and challenge. Lead by example with an optimistic outlook and avoid mood swings to keep your team feeling focused, confident and in control.

How do you balance your career and your family life?

Pastuszak: To be honest, I’m still trying to figure this one out. With a wife, a 3-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter, my family is (literally) growing, so I’m making my best attempt at dividing time wisely between business and family. When I travel for work, I try to limit the number of days to three or four maximum,and when I’m home with the family, I focus my attention on them solely, keeping my phone and my computer put away. This also helps me focus. I’m much more efficient and driven in meetings, responding to emails and generally engaging with everyone in my world.

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11 Travel Accessories to Help You Crush Your Next Work Trip

Flight delays. TSA. The crying baby sitting a row behind you. Traveling is stressful enough, but traveling for work adds a whole extra layer of anxiety. Chances are you need to make a good impression as soon as you land, stay connected to your team and send in reports despite time-zone differences and jet lag. It’s definitely no vacation, but packing a few of these life-changing gadgets and accessories can help make your next work trip feel like a breeze.

Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones
Amazon

Good headphones are a must when traveling for long periods of time. The Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones are two-in-one wireless and offer a rich, warm sound. With multiple wear options (on ear and over ear) and a 16-hour rechargeable battery, you won’t find any headphones more resourceful. The stylish leather design is just a bonus.

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RFID-Blocking Leather Passport Wallet
Amazon

Not only will this wallet keep your passport, boarding pass, cash, and cards all in one place, it protects you identity theft. The RFID-blocking shield used in the design blocks the 13.56 MHz frequency found in credit cards and sometimes other frequencies used for employee access cards and ID key cards. Available in black, brown, and red and made of high quality leather, this wallet is made to last.

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Kopack Slim Laptop Backpack
Amazon

This isn’t your dad’s bulky briefcase. The ultimate carry-on, this Kopack backpack comes equipped with a hidden anti-theft compartment for your laptop; a detachable USB cable; a ton of multifunctional interior slots for organizing files, wires and tech devices; and a seriously comfy ergonomic design that won’t leave you with a sore back after running to your gate. Bonus points for being pretty damn stylish too.

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Naadam Kalmyk Travel Set
Naadam

While most airlines give out freebies for long flights, they don’t compare to this travel set. Ranked “heavenly soft” on the Naadam website, this set includes socks, an eye cover and a blanket. All three items can be neatly packed into the matching storage bag, which can be used as a pillowcase. That’s a pretty good deal for wrinkle-free organic silk-cashmere that you can wear and rest in.

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Bestek International Power Adapter
Amazon

For international fliers, we suggest this genius all-in-one. The Bestek International Power Adapter features plugs for Europe, the U.K., Australia, India and Africa, four USB ports and a built-in voltage converter to make sure you can charge anything anywhere.

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Flint Lint Roller
Amazon

We know you miss your pets whenever you travel, but their stray hair on your black slacks isn’t the memento you need right now. Look sharp from meetings to client dinners with one of Flint’s innovative lint rollers. The sleek must-have is retractable (so those sticky sheets won’t get caught on anything in your suitcase) and measures only about 5.5 inches whenclosed, so you can fit it in just about anywhere. Since it’s also refillable, you can buy one and use it forever.

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Travelrest Ultimate Memory Foam Travel Pillow/Neck Pillow
Amazon

Travel pillows are great and all, but they rarely result in a good sleep. This memory foam travel pillow by Travelrest provides excellent neck, shoulder and head support. It also comes with a Velcro stuff sack and memory foam ear plugs. No more slumping forward or suffering from neck aches—this therapeutic designis combined with a nonslip backing to hold the pillow in place while you rest.

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Mophie Powerstation AC
Amazon

If there’s one travel accessory worth investing in, it’s a quality power bank. The Mophie Powerstation AC is practically a necessity on long-haul flights, boasting multiple USB ports, an AC adapter and up to 100 watts of power to keep smartphones charged for up to 100 hours, tablets for 21 hours and laptops for 15 hours. Never be stuck with a dead battery again.

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Parker Travel Shave Kit
Amazon

Making a good impression starts with your face, so don’t put your grooming habits on hold just because you’re living out of a suitcase for a few days. Since there’s no guarantee your hotel will have the essentials on hand, pack this luxe Parker Travel Shave Kit to ensure you look your best. It features a safety razor, 100% pure badger brush and shave soap, all contained within a buffalo leather Dopp bag. Five o’clock shadow, begone.

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IRIScan Portable Scanner
Amazon

This thing is a game changer. Scan, save and send documents in a snap with this battery-powered portable scanner. It keeps sensitive information safe by storing it all in its internal memory or onto an SD card, which you then download onto your computer or tablet. Each scan can also be converted into Word, PDF or Excel files for easy reading. It’s like carrying an entire office around in your pocket.

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eBags Packing Cubes 6-Piece Set
eBags

These packing cubes are perfect for anyone who packs for a trip as if they’re moving into a new home. Packing cubes keep clothes and other items neatly organized. With mesh tops for visibility and ventilation, you don’t have to unpack your entire suitcase just to find a specific item. 

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Sports Strength

Kyle Guy Is Still Eating Little Caesars

In June, the Sacramento Kings selected Virginia guard Kyle Guy with the 55th pick in the NBA draft. With a handful of big names at the top of the draft—namely, Zion Williamson—the narrative this year encompassed a smaller group of athletes than usual. The first 30 picks in the NBA draft automatically earn guaranteed NBA contracts. What happens if you’re a second rounder? 

Kyle Guy was a second rounder. He’s on a two-way contract, aka a non-guaranteed deal that pays depending on which league Guy is assigned to. If he spends most of the season in the G League, he’ll make a G-League salary, which peaks at about $7k a month, substantially lower than the minimum NBA salary ($898,310). 

“There’s definitely a stereotype that when you get drafted you just have a bunch of money in your bank account,” Guy said over FaceTime from his place in Sacramento, “which is not the case.”

In the NBA, the first check hits on November 15, about two weeks into the regular season. If you’re a first rounder, you’re allowed to get an advance on that money. Guy, pick 55, is legally barred from getting such a cash allowance. Guy just got married, and his wife, Alexa, starts at Notre Dame Law School in the fall. 

So what does he do until November? We talked to Guy to figure that out.

ONE37pm: Since you were drafted, you’ve been doing a lot of Cameo work and some other odd jobs. You’re being pretty transparent about why you’re trying to earn right now. How did you come up with this plan of attack? 

Kyle Guy: I am basically unemployed for three more months. So as soon as I got drafted, obviously, we were excited, blah blah blah, and then we started figuring out when I’d go out [to Sacramento]. 

But then I started realizing, me and my wife, we need some money. We still have to pay for the wedding and our rental car out in Sacramento, Airbnb and all this stuff—that was not easy. Also, she was getting ready to go to law school, so she did some babysitting for some money and then I did Cameo. I’m doing this VIP VR thing, which is kind of like Cameo but it’s a FaceTime for one minute. So they can ask me whatever they want for one minute. I signed up for three sessions of that and then a couple other endorsements like this. You know what Fathead is?

The big posters. Yeah.

Guy: So there’s something similar to that called Home Stadium, and basically it’s like your whole wall would be a football stadium or a football field or a basketball arena or whatever you want it to be. I’m doing stuff with them. Just anything that can help me get by. Cameo is actually the most steady kind of income that I have, and obviously, most NBA players sign a deal with Panini, which is a trading card company, so I’m getting paid that way as well.

Were you always this industrious off the court?

Guy: I sold a lot of shoes when I was in college. I sold my PlayStation. I sold probably like 50 pairs of shoes. Anything to keep me above water.

Where did you sell them?

Guy: Most of the time I made a fake Instagram account, because in college you can’t flip or whatever, so I made a fake account that didn’t have my name or anything. My PlayStation I sold to somebody I knew, so I just did that through text or whatever.

I would ask people, “Hey, can you tell people that if they’re interested in shoes I’ll send them some pictures and stuff?” I was telling my wife yesterday, it’s kind of nice that we have this perspective. I like this metaphor of being fed and being starved. We played both sides of it.

I’m a very money-conscious person. I’m efficient and, yes, definitely a hustler trying to spread generational wealth.

What have you learned about yourself, scrapping together paychecks? 

Guy: I think it’s kind of like working two jobs. It’s not as constant as basketball. Sometimes I won’t have a Cameo every single day. But I think being able to go to this place where it’s like, “All right, I got to get this done no matter what or I’m not eating tonight. There’s been some nights where I’m not eating dinner. The past two nights I’ve eaten Little Caesars, the whole pizza for $5, the Hot-N-Ready takeout deal. That’s just the best thing for my financial situation right now. 

There’s so much talk of trying to get a financial structure for college athletes so that athletes generating all this revenue for big universities can get a cut. What do you think the solution is there? With your experience, I’d be curious to know what you thought the details might be.

Guy: I think it’s hard to pay every single person the same amount because of revenue differences, or differentials, and then also player differentials.

I think the cost of attendance thing is very, very helpful. So maybe just like a baseline. Maybe just like another $1,000 for everybody, another $2,000 for everybody, and then kind of based on jersey sales or any revenue or anything like that. I mean, football and basketball bring in so much revenue that could be spread throughout other sports that don’t generate as much. I would explore those avenues. I don’t know how they would do it. It would be very tough, but it’s funny because I do think we deserve to be paid. But I don’t know how they would do it.

So, November is a long time from now. Do you have some other stuff lined up for the fall?

Guy: The problem is, when you do these deals or when you do stuff, the money isn’t like, “OK, I did it and now the money is in my bank account!” Sometimes they’ll send some up front, but sometimes it’s like a three-week waiting period. So I’m in limbo at the moment, but once stuff hits, I’ll be good. I’m very open to doing anything. 

I like branding myself. So I have no problem putting [something] on my Story. “Hey, everyone, check this out!” Which I think gives me an advantage in this hustlers’ world that I’m trying to live in. It’s definitely not a pity party. I’m not complaining about being in the shoes I’m in. I’m renting a home. I’m fine. I’m not saying that.

But I still got to furnish the home and all these things. I got to get a car. It’s just when you’re starting off, the cost increases, plus we were paying for a wedding, so you got to scrape up what you can.

Do you have a particular financial philosophy that you adhere to? If so, what is it? 

I’m trying to educate myself in that area before I start doing anything. I have a financial advisor. I have a tax person. I have a team put together to help me with this stuff. I don’t know, I think the NBA does some really cool things with 401(k)s and whatnot to very much set you up for afterward. So just taking advantage of every opportunity and door that’s open for me and then playing the game smartly with my money in terms of entrepreneurship or businesses or stocks, whatever it is. I’m just playing it smart and, again, trying to make that generational wealth.

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Culture Movies/TV

7 Movies That Were Canceled or Majorly Delayed

Universal Pictures recently made the decision to pull The Hunt—a survival thriller from Blumhouse Productions (the horror studio behind Get Out)—because of the current political climate. For now, the film is in limbo, and it’s uncertain whether it will ever be given a cinematic release. 

Inspired by this, here are seven movies that faced major delays, some which still have never seen the light of day, for better or worse. 

1. ‘The Interview’

This political satire follows two journalists, played by James Franco and Seth Rogen, who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during an interview. The movie is reportedly based on a true story, although the original events supposedly involved Jong-un’s father, Kim Jong-il. The film began production in 2013, and in 2014, North Korea threatened action against the United States if the movie came out, resulting in Sony making several edits to the content and delaying its release. The Interview finally saw a limited release in December 2014, although many theaters opted out of screening it. 

2. ‘Empires of the Deep’

Following the box office success of James Cameron’s Avatar, China attempted its own high-concept, 3-D fantasy epic. With a budget of $130 million, it was the most expensive Chinese film ever made at the time. The cast comprised largely unknown actors, with Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion) being cast in the lead role after both Monica Bellucci and Sharon Stone declined. The plot revolves around an age-old conflict between a race of mermaids and a host of evil monsters from the depths of the ocean. The film includes a Romeo and Juliet-inspired love story between a mermaid and a human. Since its inception in 2010, Empires of the Deep has gone through four different directors and ten different screenwriters. A trailer made its way onto the internet, but a full cut of the movie has yet to be seen by anybody, and it will probably stay that way. 

3. ‘The Day the Clown Cried’

The Day the Clown Cried is something of a legend in the film community—as well as a cautionary tale. Shot in 1972, it stars comic actor Jerry Lewis breaking type as a German clown in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. The film reportedly ends with the clown leading a group of children to their deaths, but it’s not the highly sensitive subject matter that embarrassed Lewis. He later stated that the poor quality is what made him cringe, and he was glad that it was never seen by the public.

4. ‘Black Water Transit’

Conceived in 2007 as an action thriller in the tradition of Die Hard, Black Water Transit stars Karl Urban and Laurence Fishburne as a smuggler and a shipping executive in post-Katrina New Orleans. While Fishburne was rumored to have “loved” the rough cut of the film he saw, the project was cursed almost from the start with financial troubles and legal disputes. The film is still technically in litigation, and according to director Tony Kaye, remains unfinished. 

5. ‘Hippie Hippie Shake’

Remember when Sienna Miller was going to be the next great movie star? She garnered praise for her portrayal of Edie Sedgwick in 2006’s Factory Girl, and she was on track to receive continued acclaim for her performance as Louise Ferrier, the girlfriend of OZ editor Richard Neville (Cillian Murphy), in 2007’s Hippie Hippie Shake. The movie follows Neville’s real-life obscenity trial in the 1960s, but the studio put Hippie Hippie Shake on hold after it provoked the ire of many of the actual people portrayed, including Germaine Greer. Working Title has no plans to release it.

6. ‘The Fantastic Four’

There have been three Fantastic Four movies to hit the big screen in the 21st century, each more dire than the last, with 2015’s troubled reboot the worst of all. But what you might not know is that back in 1994, producers Roger Corman and Bernd Eichinger made the first attempt at a Fantastic Four feature on a $1 million budget. However, while the film’s trailer was shown at San Diego Comic Con and a world premiere was announced, promotion for the film abruptly halted, and nobody knew the reason, not even the actors. Stan Lee later confirmed that The Fantastic Four had only been made as a way for Eichinger to hold on to the rights to the characters, and that “the movie was never supposed to be shown to anybody.” Years later, Marvel exec Avi Arad paid Corman and Eichinger to destroy any remaining prints of the movie, so as not to “cheapen” the brand when the 2005 movie was released. 

7. ‘The Hunt’

The Hunt stars Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts and Ike Barinholtz as working-class “deplorables” who are being hunted for sport by a group of wealthy “elites” played by Hilary Swank and Glenn Howerton. Billed as a satirical horror in the vein of The Purge, the movie’s political themes and violent content have led to Universal Pictures canceling its release, out of concern that it might be seen as incendiary in the wake of recent mass shootings in the United States. It is still possible that The Hunt will be released eventually, either in theaters or via streaming, but for now the project has been officially shelved.

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Style What To Buy

6 Celebs to Inspire Your Labor Day Weekend Getaway Looks

Labor Day weekend is not just a regular long weekend, it evokes many things, like nostalgia, back-to-school and a requiem for summer. It serves as a reminder of waning daylight savings and our near-visceral desire to celebrate the heck out of its passing, symbolizing a return to business as usual—no more summer Fridays, among other (less important) things. 

So before wedding season takes its final bow, you should be getting ready to take yours too, ideally with a long weekend escape that will go down in the books. 

There’s a slew of potential scenarios you might find yourself in during the working man’s holiday, and we tracked some of the dopest kits on style stars that you can emulate to make your last summer hurrah epic. 

Pinpoint your destination below, study the applicable fashion icon and get swaggy on your getaway. 

If you’re jet-setting to a bougie beach town…

David Beckham

Not all seaside retreats are created equal, and for those of you who are more Hamptons than Jersey shore, you can re-create this Beckham moment: breezy linen slacks, form-fitting polo, casual upscale loafers… and let’s not forget the classy tan leather accents (belt, skin, wife, natch).

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James Perse Slim-Fit Supima Cotton-Jersey Polo Shirt
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Bonobos Linen Trousers
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Hugo Boss Brighton Suede Penny Loafers
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If you’re planning a city escape…

Henry Golding

Hit the pavement in paradigm metropolis attire, i.e., layers of black threads. Anything casual will instantly feel more polished in the classic dark hue, so you’ll be both comfy and chic during your final tourist moment of the summer.

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Kotn Essential Crew Tee
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Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Worn Trucker Jacket in Nero
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If you’re off to the mountains…

Kanye West

If elevation is your game this Labor Day weekend, have a proper mountain-man moment and dress the part. Allow Kanye, of all people, to demonstrate: A cozy oversized plaid jacket will always do the trick. BYO fire-making skills.

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Patagonia Men’s Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket
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L.L.Bean Maine Guide Zip-Front Jac-Shirt
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If you’re heading to a lake…

Zac Efron

A long weekend by a lake should always be casual, but a little color coordination never hurt anyone. Make like Zac and embrace neutral shades so you can be leisurely with nary an iota of sloppy.

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Bonobos Beach Popover Hoodie
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Onia Ethan 9″ Bonded Boardshort
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Allbirds Men’s Wool Runners
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If you’re going hiking…

Shia LaBeouf

If you’re hitting the trails, consider wearing earth tones and a cool oversized sweatshirt. Comfy footwear is a must, but swap for boots if you’re doing treks that actually require a CamelBak.

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Best Made Co. Standard Crewneck Sweatshirt
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Porter-Yoshida & Co. Countershade Backpack
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Madewell 7″ Chino Shorts
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If you’re staying home…

Jeff Goldblum

Not into going anywhere? We feel you. If you’re gonna be staycationing, make it count and go out with a summery bang: Give that tiki top a farewell performance and thank it for serving you well. Bonus if it turns into a twinning moment with your significant other, as seen on the illustrious Emilie Goldblum here. Because if back-to-school is a state of mind, then so is a holiday weekend.

Shop the look:
RVCA Bamboozled Short Sleeve Button-Up Shirt
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Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Men’s Jeans
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Topman Black Leather Hendrix Chelsea Boots
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Culture Movies/TV

Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—Everything to Know Before You Go

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

If you have seen the Star Wars movies or are at least even somewhat familiar with the franchise, chances are you’ve pictured yourself using the Force, wielding a lightsaber, and flying a starship at light speed. The Star Wars franchise is a legendary piece of the pop-culture pie, one that has far outgrown the old “nerd” stereotype that used to be heavily associated with it.

The latest iteration of the Star Wars canon is the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park, and ONE37pm got the chance to visit it before its August 29 opening,so we can tell you all about it. Located in both Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge aims to fully immerse visitors in the galaxy where the movies, TV shows, video games and books are set.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Rey in front of the Millennium Falcon
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Kylo Ren

Per the now-official canon: “Batuu is a far-flung destination along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the frontier of Wild Space—the uncharted region beyond all known star systems. The planet is home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port for smugglers, traders and adventures wishing to avoid any unnecessary…entanglements with the First Order.”

Galaxy’s Edge, while not possessing a singular story, has its own spot in the Star Wars canon, per this year’s D23 presentation: It is set in the “Age of Resistance,” aka the new trilogy era, where visitors will encounter the First Order instead of the Empire, and the Resistance instead of the Galactic Alliance. So you won’t see Han Solo, Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, but Chewbacca, Rey and Kylo Ren bounce around the park, attempting to recruit you to support either the Resistance or the First Order.

Upon arrival, we were transported to the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. Various Galaxy’s Edge team members helped us move through the park and greeted us with the customary “bright suns,” this planet’s version of “good morning.” (“Rising moons” is the equivalent of “good evening.”) 

Roaming around the park were stormtroopers who stopped visitors at random, questioning them and looking to gain information. Meanwhile, soldiers of the Resistance populated another area, looking to recruit visitors to their cause. Don’t get caught looking at your cell phone for too long, lest you get accused of being a spy trying to “hack a communications array.” 

Disney spared no expense in building Galaxy’s Edge, and that can be seen from the moment you step into the attraction. Created with more than 200,000 square feet of rockwork and around 260,000 square feet of plaster, as well as countless props, the Black Spire Outpost truly comes to life and feels like a living, breathing location in the Star Wars universe. 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Millennium Falcon

One of the major highlights of the attraction is, without a doubt, the Millennium Falcon, aka the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” and the ship that made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs. Piloting Han Solo’s iconic ship is something fans have long waited for, and now they’ll get their chance. 

Hop into the cockpit of the Falcon, where there is room for six people—two pilots, two gunners and two engineers—who get to take on a daring smuggling mission, just like Han Solo and Chewbacca. Unfortunately, the ride doesn’t last very long, finishing in under ten minutes, but the experience is fantastic.

Exploring the galaxy, dodging the First Order and learning the ways of the Jedi is tiring work. Complete with its own cast of rogues and even a robot DJ, the cantina offers a chance to enjoy cocktails from across the galaxy. It’s certainly not the worst place to unwind as your day on Batuu comes to an end.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

With a new innovative and interactive ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, debuting in December and a futuristic hotel being planned, Galaxy’s Edge has plenty in store for the future to go along with the existing immersive experience.

If you’re going to Disney anytime soon, make sure to stop by the Black Spire Outpost while you’re there. 

Until then, bright suns!

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Sports Strength

5 of the Most Unexpected Retirements in Sports History

One of the most bittersweet things a fan can experience in sports is when their favorite player finally decides to call it quits after a long, successful career. What makes it even worse is when they decide to hang it up during the prime performance years, leaving everyone to ponder “what if” if they’d stuck with it for a little while longer. Just like Andrew Luck—who retired weeks before the start of the 2019 NFL season—athletes nowadays are cherishing life after sports rather than dealing with the long-term effects of a career full of injuries.

Here are five cases where some of the best athletes retired unexpectedly in their prime and never looked back.

5. Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions

The minute you saw him on the gridiron, you knew something special was bound to happen. Calvin Johnson was dubbed “Megatron” for more reasons than one. The receiver stood tall at 6-foot-5, weighed 239 pounds and ran a 40-yard dash with a time of 4.35 seconds while possessing amazing body control and catching ability. Johnson opened the door to a new wave of big wide receivers such as Dwayne Bowe, Vincent Jackson, Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald who changed the way football was played. 

In a short span, he was able to rack up a plethora of accolades, including becoming a six-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro selectee, as well as setting the new single-season NFL receiving yards record with 1,964 yards in the 2012 season. What’s most impressive is that he accomplished all this before the age of 30.

Just shortly after signing an eight-year, $132 million contract extension, Johnson decided out of nowhere to hang up the cleats. According to ESPN’s The Undefeated, major concerns over his long-term health and life after football were big factors in why he retired at the young age of 30.


Three years removed from the league, Johnson is regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers to ever touch the football field, and many have wondered what could have been if he’d continued his dominance. His 5,137 receiving yards from 2011 to 2013 are still the most by any player over a three-year stretch in NFL history.

4. Chris Borland, LB, San Francisco 49ers

Just when you thought the 49ers were in trouble after their Pro Bowl hard-hitting linebacker Patrick Willis went down, a diamond in the rough rose to the occasion.

The former Wisconsin Badger sensation had an impressive rookie campaign for the 49ers. He tallied up 107 tackles, one sack and two interceptions after starting in only eight games. Many believed the future was bright for the 49ers until a random announcement came from Borland stating he was retiring from football to avoid the risk of long-term injury

Because he retired at only 24, Borland returned more than $400,000 in bonus money to his former squad.

3. Darren Collison, PG, Indiana Pacers

A speedy guard who knew how to facilitate the offense and could drain the three ball when necessary, Darren Collison was what you wanted in an NBA point guard. Granted, he didn’t provide the acrobatic, showstopping athleticism like Russell Westbrook, but Collison knew how to get the job done, which is why his career lasted more than a decade. 

Bouncing from teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, L.A. Clippers, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers, Collison showed the league he had a lot to bring to the table. So when he recently shocked the basketball world by announcing his retirement on June 28, it was a major blow. What was so shocking was that he led the league in three-point field goal percentage during his 2017-2018 season, despite having knee surgery in February 2018.

His reason for retiring at age 31 was to focus on his faith (he is a devout Jehovah’s Witness), but Collison’s leadership and clutch attributes will be missed by teams who are trying to make deep runs come playoff time.

2. Barry Sanders, RB, Detroit Lions

The game’s most electrifying running back decided to call it quits just days before the start of training camp in 1999. 

Barry Sanders was a walking highlight reel for the Detroit Lions and was en route to rewriting the record books. He needed just 1,457 yards to break Walter Payton’s NFL rushing record, but as time went on, Sanders grew frustrated with the Lions organization. While racking up ten Pro Bowl appearances, six first-team All-Pro selections, and an NFL MVP honor, Sanders couldn’t get over the hump to get to the “big game.” 


Despite signing a four-year, $36 million contract, Sanders wanted to play for a team that would compete for a Super Bowl. The Lions wouldn’t let him go, so at the tender age of 31, Sanders took matters into his own hands and decided to hang up the helmet and walk away from the game that made him an all-time great.

1. Michael Jordan, SG, Chicago Bulls

Coming off three consecutive NBA titles, three consecutive NBA Finals MVPs and two straight NBA MVPsyou can imagine how someone’s mind might travel, seeking answers to figure out what’s next.  

At 30 years old, MJ was the world’s best basketball player, and his celebrity status became bigger after every iconic Gatorade and Nike commercial on top of his dominating play on the court. Many people thought the Bulls would be on top for a long time with his Airness on the roster. But right before the 1993-1994 season, Jordan announced his retirement from basketball to pursue his passion for baseball. The announcement came not long after his father—who had envisioned his son becoming a baseball star—was killed at a highway rest stop in North Carolina on July 23 of the same year. After a short and unsuccessful stint in pursuit of an MLB contract, MJ decided to return to pro hoops. He won three more NBA titles and two more NBA MVPs before retiring for good in 2003.