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The Silly, Absurdly Long Full Title Of The Birds Of Prey Film Sure Makes It Seem Like It's Going To Be All About Harley Quinn

Birds Of pray tell, why would you do this to yet another lady-led superhero movie?

Margot Robbie’s take on Batman villain Harley Quinn somehow managed to transcend the s**tshow that was Suicide Squad, thanks to a combination of Robbie’s bratty, vulnerable charm and a trailer park babydoll take on the character design that was iconic before the movie even opened.

Now she’s leading a new film starring some of the female (anti-)heroes of the DC universe. Birds Of Prey is a long-running series originally focused on Black Canary (Green Arrow’s pal Dinah Laurel Lance) and Oracle (Barbara Gordon, Batman’s favourite hacker) – except now it’s actually all about Harley Quinn, of course.

Look at this hot mess.

Yes, that’s the real title: Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn).

And… ugh.

“Fantabulous” is the kind of non-word you usually see on your aunt’s Facebook ads for handcrafted fairy-themed Christmas decorations.

And the faux-old-fashioned super-long title is a really tired trope, not to mention a bigger pain in the arse than the Justice League fanboys who petition Rotten Tomatoes to take down negative reviews. We have to type that whole monstrosity out? We’re not even out of the whole Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 The Crimes Of Grindelwald Oh God I Need A Nap Just From Reading The Title news cycle yet.

This movie is almost certainly only getting made because Wonder Woman destroyed at the box office, convincing DC that people will actually go and see movies that don’t star primarily men.

Female-led superhero movies already have a hard enough time at the box office – why saddle this one with a title that’s exhausting just to read?

Don’t get me wrong – the cast rules (Mary Elizabeth “Ramona Flowers” Winstead, Jurnee Smollett, Rosie Perez and Ewan McGregor as the villain, Black Mask) and it could still be absolutely killer. Some of my favourite movies have absolutely rubbish titles. (Shout out to Edge Of Tomorrow.)

This is just the kind of early sign that doesn’t fill us with hope.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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