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Ultra-White Paint Certified by Guinness World Record Can Cool Homes; Scarlett Johansson Has Reached an Agreement with Disney on Black Widow Suit; Kylie Jenner’s New Swimsuits Are ‘Cheap,’ ‘See-through,’ and Practically Unwearable, According to TikTok Reviewers; Super Bowl LVI Releases Halftime Performers; Tom Brady Admits He Wants to Break His Instagram Addiction


Ultra-White Paint Certified by Guinness World Record Can Cool Homes

According to the lead researcher behind the whitest paint ever created, the highly reflecting paint is scheduled to be sold to the general public, and will one day be able to cool homes simply by painted roofs.

The paint, which has been recognized by the Guinness World Records book, has made headlines worldwide. According to the experts who developed it, it is intended to minimize or eliminate air conditioning eventually.

Indeed, 98.1 percent of solar light is reflected by the paint, which also emits infrared heat.

Due to the fact that the paint absorbs less heat from the sun than it emits, it cools a surface coated with it below the ambient temperature without expending any energy.

The researchers expect that the paint will eventually be available for purchase from major stores.

“Yes, the paint is intended to be used on roofs, including roofing shingles and metal roofs,” Ruan said. “It can be used on other infrastructures where commercial paints are used.”

The paint is found to be beneficial in both cool and warm climates.

“From the standpoint of saving energy, it will be more useful in warm climates since cooling is needed more. On the other hand, to help reverse the global warming trend, it can be used in both warm and cold climates. For example, using it in the Arctic and Antarctic areas (say, on their roofs) should help cool down the areas and prevent glaciers from melting,” Ruan explained.

The typical commercial paint warms up rather than cools down. On the market, heat-reflecting paints reflect only about 80% to 90% of sunlight and cannot keep surfaces cooler than their surroundings.

According to Purdue University, this paint is ultra-white due to two factors: a high concentration of a chemical substance called barium sulfate – which is also used in photo paper and cosmetics – and varied particle sizes of barium sulfate in the paint.

According to a university news release, Purdue developed this white paint due to research dating all the way back to the 1970s to produce radiative cooling paint as a viable alternative to regular air conditioners.


Scarlett Johansson Has Reached an Agreement with Disney on Black Widow Suit

Scarlett Johansson and Disney have “resolved” their issues two months after she filed a lawsuit against the entertainment conglomerate about her remuneration for Marvel’s Black Widow.

“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” Johansson said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE on Thursday. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”

“I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow,” Alan Bergman, Chairman of Disney Studios Content, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

“We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror,” Bergman added.

Johansson sued Disney in July, alleging that the firm violated her contract by releasing this summer’s hit Black Widow on its Disney+ streaming service concurrently with its theatrical premiere.

The Marvel star said that her deal as Black Widow included a guaranteed exclusive theatrical release, with the majority of her income contingent on the film’s box office results. She contended that because it was simultaneously published on Disney+, the box office statistics were lower than they would have been otherwise, reducing her pay.

As has been the case with several other streaming services, Disney has chosen to broadcast some of its content on Disney+ during the COVID-19 outbreak, allowing viewers to watch new releases at home rather than in a theater.

In response to Johansson’s lawsuit, a Disney spokeswoman stated that the claim had “no merit whatsoever to this filing” and maintained that the actress actually stood to make more money as a result of the Disney+ launch.

The lawsuit drew a flood of media attention in the weeks that followed, with Johansson’s attorneys and Disney issuing contradictory claims. Additionally, the actress has garnered mixed reviews from her Marvel co-stars.

In August, Disney filed a motion to remand the case to binding arbitration, a confidential process “where disputing parties agree that one or several individuals can make a decision about the dispute after receiving evidence and hearing arguments.”

At the time, Johansson’s attorney characterized the move as an attempt by Disney to “hide its misconduct.”


Kylie Jenner’s New Swimsuits Are ‘Cheap,’ ‘See-through,’ and Practically Unwearable, According to TikTok Reviewers

Several TikTokers have attacked Kylie Jenner’s new swimwear line for being “see-through” and unsuitable for general wear.

Kylie Cosmetics founder and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner first revealed the launch of Kylie Swim in August. At the time, the business launched an Instagram account with a Polaroid photo of Jenner wearing what is now referred to as the Caicos bathing suit on the website.

The line debuted on September 17 and included four cutout swimsuits priced between $80 and $85, two bikinis sold in separate pieces for $45, a selection of sarongs priced at $45, and three swimwear items for children priced at $60. Three goods have already sold out.

Since its release, critical reviews regarding the bikini have been circulating on TikTok, most of which focus on the swimwear’s material quality. A TikToker with the username @briannaxrenee shared a video on Wednesday of herself unwrapping the Caicos bathing suit. As of Thursday afternoon, the video has accumulated over 15 million views.

She films close-ups of the seams in the video, which appear to have uneven stitchwork and tears. At one point, she puts the bottom half of the swimsuit up to the light to demonstrate the clothing’s absence of lining.

Jessica Anderson, also known as @tinytello on TikTok, released a two-part critique on the app. The second video, which has over 4.1 million views, discusses her feelings after purchasing a neon-yellow swimsuit from Jenner’s August line.

“I’m completely and totally disappointed that this is completely see-through,” she adds. “The fact that no one caught that this is completely see-through blows my mind. I’m sure they did because they had to Photoshop some of their photos to make this work.”

Anderson continues, “For me, it comes down to lack of integrity as a business owner and an entrepreneur. When you put something out, you want people who are spending their hard-earned money on it to be a good high-quality product.”

Another shopper, Laura Lee, who goes by the TikTok handle @laura88lee, purchased the sunset-colored Cut It Out swimsuit. According to her evaluation, “right off the bat, it feels like the tiniest piece of cloth.”

While she describes the accompanying sarong as “pretty nice,” she adds that she would need it to assist conceal her appearance because “the whole swimsuit is see-through.”

“One sudden move, everything is going to be out,” she says. “I won’t be wearing this anywhere. It looks cute on, but it’s not practical.”

Jenner launched her swimwear collection a week before launching her new business, Kylie Baby, on Tuesday. According to a press statement from Coty, Kylie Cosmetics’ parent business, the collection is touted as “safe, gentle, clean, and conscious” baby care products.


Super Bowl LVI Releases Halftime Performers Which Include Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar will perform the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show next year on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the N.F.L., Pepsi, and Roc Nation said on Thursday. The Super Bowl will return to the Los Angeles area for the first time since 1993.

Eminem and Mary J. Blige, the halftime show’s sole female artist, round out the lineup.

“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre, who grew up in Compton, said in a statement. It will be an “unforgettable cultural moment,” Dre added.

The rapper expressed his excitement on Twitter, writing that he was “extremely excited to share the stage with my friends for the #PepsiHaltime Show.”

“This will introduce the next saga of my career… Bigger and Better than Ever!!!” he added.

Dre began from the West Coast gangster rap movement in the late 1980s with Eazy-E and Ice Cube to form the group N.W.A., which made a significant impact on hip-hop culture and the music industry with their controversial lyrics. Dre is credited with launching the careers of Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Lamar. Dre also produced Mary J. Blige’s chart-topping single “Family Affair.”

Eminem also tweeted about the news “Dre day in February? I’m there!” Snoop Dogg shared on Instagram, “Let’s go! Super Bowl LVI. Inglewood.”

Jay-Z, the founder of Roc Nation, stated in a statement that their performance will be “history in the making.”

“Artists like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were at the forefront of the West Coast hip-hop revolution, so to be able to bring them back to L.A., where it all began alongside Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will prove to be an epic, unforgettable celebration of the impact hip-hop has today,” Todd Kaplan, VP of Pepsi’s Marketing, said in a statement.

The five legendary artists have a combined 44 Grammys (Eminem has the highest with 15) and rarely tour, making this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to witness them perform live.

Additionally, five headliners represent a change from traditional halftime shows, which often include one or two acts with special guests.

The most recent time the N.F.L. announced this many performers was during the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, which featured six artists: Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock, and Justin Timberlake.

Coldplay, Madonna, Beyoncé, Shakira, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Katy Perry have all performed at previous halftime shows.


Tom Brady Admits He Wants to Break His Instagram Addiction

Tom Brady is not a man who has a lot of vices. He rarely drinks, with the notable exception of celebrating a Super Bowl triumph, and when he does, he has been known to beat the daylight and a horrible hangover in order to squeeze in a workout. Until 2018, the man had never eaten a strawberry.

However, in a new video interview with the Wall Street Journal, Brady stated that he would like to kick one bad habit: his Instagram addiction.

“I would break that endless Instagram scroll that just sucks up minutes and hours of my day; that would be the one thing that I would just [get rid of]?”

Consider the greatest quarterback ever to walk the Earth laying in bed, thumb passively motioning across the face of an iPhone, trapped in the same mesmerizing Instagram loop as the rest of the populace. Naturally, Brady’s Instagram experience is unique compared to that of the average user. Brady, like many others, is a fan of some of the world’s top athletes. However, Brady, unlike the rest, has genuine personal relationships with a few of these celebrities.

Brady is currently following 474 profiles on Instagram. Unsurprisingly, he began by following the story of his wife, Gisele. Brady quickly followed with brands to which he is closely associated — TB12 Sports, Under Armour, and Beats by Dre.

Brady’s list is rounded out by stars from across the sporting world, including current and former teammates Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan, Richard Sherman, and Randy Moss; NBA stars LeBron James and Chris Paul; golfers Rory McIlroy, Ricky Fowler, Brooks Koepka, and Bryson DeChambeau; and soccer standouts David Beckham and Harry Kane.

Given the popularity of these sportsmen, it’s probable that the Instagram feed Brady is scrolling through and the stories he is viewing are similar to what sports fans who follow their favorite athletes see on a daily basis.