Time Inc’s New Life VR Platform Lets Viewers Climb Mount Everest (Plus, Experience Mars!)


You’ll soon be able to send messages to Mars and climb Mount Everest in LIFE VR’s next virtual reality pieces expected to launch in 2017, managing editor of LIFE VR Mia Tramz announced Friday.

LIFE VR is a multi-platform virtual reality brand that brings to life the content of 25 brands under Time Inc. including People, Time, Sports Illustrated and InStyle.

“When we launch pieces, we launch them across all of our networks,” Tramz said during a panel at the  VR On the Lot two-day event at Paramount Studios.

In the next few months, Time Inc. along with partner 8i, will bring “Buzz Aldrin’s Message to Mars” to LIFE VR’s audience. The project, which showcases holographic messages recorded by former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and musician Reggie Watts, is meant for future Mars astronauts to ease their loneliness after spending time isolated on a rocket ship.

The messages will also feature Aldrin talking about his own experiences space traveling and his vision for sending humans to Mars.

“We wanted to enter into the market with something meaningful, we didn’t want to just do VR for VR’s sake and we have these brands that have a legacy and a history,” explained Tramz. “I can’t let that go to waste.”

LIFE VR is also launching “Lumen,” which works to de-stress you in less than 5 minutes, according to Tramz.

“I really was fascinated in delivering something to our readers that would help them better their lives,” said Tramz of the interactive experience, which takes viewers on a journey into a bio luminescent forest where they’re able to control the life cycle that surrounds them.

Continued Tramz: “Certainly our brands are known for delivering news and entertainment, but we’ve also historically given you tools to lead a better life and this certainly speaks to that.”

And if you can’t jet set to Nepal, Sports Illustrated has you covered. Sports Illustrated will debut the first-ever complete virtual reality climb of Mount Everest, which will be available on SI.com in 360-degree video and on the LIFE VR platform.

Along with Time Inc.’s LIFE VR, other companies are also taking on virtual reality. Sony Music announced a new way to experience music with the virtual reality debut of Kygo’s hit “Carry Me.”

Next month, Google is set to release their new VR headset, Daydream View, which will feature apps and games like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them based off the book written by J.K. Rowling.

For Fifty Shades of Grey fans, director James Foley is even bringing the film’s latest installment, Fifty Shades Darker, to virtual reality as well.

“Yeah, there’s marketing material that’s been done for … behind-the-scenes [of Fifty Shades Darker], where after we finished some principal scenes, shooting for the day, the actors would stay over and the VR people would come in and kind of re-create a facsimile of the scene … which was very eye-opening,” Foley said during a VR On the Lot Q&A on Thursday.

He added: “My own personal instinct is that cinema is just going to move to VR because it’s an expansion of the visual language. For myself, watching the material that they generated in the behind-the-scenes, re-creation of the scenes, it just kind of expanded my brain.”

Beach Boy Brian Wilson Rarely Surfed



The Seashore Boys co-founder Brian Wilson might have created among the planet’s most enduring songs about browsing, however as a child rising up in Southern California, Wilson was “scared” of the ocean, he reveals in his new autobiography I Am Brian Wilson.

“You wouldn’t assume this,” Wilson, 74, writes, “however I nearly by no means went to the seashore as a child, though it was only some miles away.”

Wilson, extensively thought to be one among pop music’s most artistic and modern artists, shaped the Seashore Boys along with his brothers Dennis and Carl Wilson, together with their cousin Mike Love and highschool pal Al Jardine in 1962. Their songs, which had been synonymous with sunshine, browsing and countless summer time, have offered greater than 100 million data.

Wilson’s new guide, launched Oct. 11, chronicles his battles with drug abuse, psychological sickness and his troublesome childhood.

In it, he confesses that he wasn’t a giant fan of the Pacific Ocean – even supposing it impressed so most of the group’s hit songs.

“The primary time I went to the ocean I couldn’t consider it,” Wilson writes. “My dad took us and I used to be scared on the dimension of it.”

Later excursions to the coast, which was positioned roughly eight miles from the Wilson household house, had been hardly idyllic, in accordance with the e-book. “I had mild pores and skin that burned simply and I didn’t like squinting towards the solar for hours,” Wilson notes.

And though he is remembered for such hits as “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfin’ Safari” and “Catch A Wave,” Wilson admits that he solely tried browsing on one event – and it didn’t go very properly.

“I attempted as soon as,” he writes, “and acquired conked on the top with the board.”

But regardless of his early misgivings concerning the ocean, Wilson admits that he discovered musical inspiration at any time when he stared out on the surf.

“I favored to have a look at it, although,” he writes. “It was kind of like a chunk of music: every of the waves was transferring round by itself, however they have been additionally shifting collectively.”


Why Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Chose to Go into the Woods Alone with Bachelorette Bad Boy Chad Johnson



The Chad Bear is back to roam the woods one last time!

The Bachelor‘s Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell stopped by PEOPLE Now to discuss their upcoming reality show, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? and one important guest star — Bachelorette’s season 20 villain, Chad Johnson.

“Chad still is Chad,” Higgins tells PEOPLE Now about Johnson’s appearance on the new reality show.

“He does his whistle,” adds Bushnell, 26.

Following Johnson’s run on JoJo Fletcher‘s season and a brief stint on Bachelor in Paradise season 3, the 29-year-old luxury real estate agent is set to return to reality TV during a camping trip in the woods with the couple.

“We invited Chad… we just kind of wanted to give him some redemption and I think that’s what the whole episode is about,” Higgins explains. “You’ll see Chad in his element once again.”


When the couple, who currently live together in Denver, were asked if Chad is possibly just misunderstood, 28-year-old Higgins quickly says, “We like to think so.”

Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? premieres Tuesday, Oct. 11 (8 p.m. EST) on Freeform.

Kourtney Kardashian and Blac Chyna Pick Pumpkins


Nothing screams “fall” like a visit to a neighborhood pumpkin patch.

Simply ask Kourtney Kardashian and Blac Chyna. The 2 future sister-in-laws spent a part of the day on Friday hitting up a Los Angeles pumpkin patch, the place they picked out some vacation decor and posed for selfies.

Kardashian, 37, stored it cool in a short-sleeved outsized black T-shirt gown and frayed micro-mini shorts. Her lengthy brown hair by her aspect, she accessorized the look with a pair of ankle-cut black boots and shades.

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Chyna — who not too long ago hit the 36-week mark of her being pregnant — stayed comfortable in a pair of spandex black leggings and Adidas short-sleeve jersey prime. She threw on a pair of athletic sneakers and a black baseball cap to finish the look.

Each shared photographs of the tour on Snapchat — together with matching photographs as they held on a hay barrel surrounded by pumpkins, corn stalks, scarecrows and sunflowers.

“Pumpkin patchin’, ” they every labeled the photograph.

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Chyna, 28, even posted a closeup selfie of the buddies, sporting matching mirrored aviator shades.

They weren’t the one Kardashians (and future-Kardashians) celebrating fall. On Friday, Kim Kardashian West dropped the most recent replace of her fashionable Kimojis app — which incorporates a number of new Halloween-themed emojis.


Princess Kate Wears A Hairnet?

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Princess Kate goes retro!

The royal mother debuted not one, however two retro hairstyles this week. On Tuesday, she completely channeled Jackie O in a powder blue go well with and basic low chignon.

However the beautifully-styled bun held a bit of secret — a hairnet! That’s proper, the royal trendsetter saved her updo in place with the traditional reinforcing hair accent. However this isn’t your lunch woman’s hairnet. The royal’s discreet accent, which is available in quite a lot of colours, is far thinner and virtually not possible to detect. And at beneath $2, that is one inexpensive magnificence hack.

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This isn’t the primary time Kate has been noticed sporting one. She saved her braided chignon in place with a hairnet on the Somme Centenary Commemorations in France in July.

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Kate stored the hair surprises coming when she arrived in Manchester on Friday carrying a tucked ponytail, begging the query: Does Princess Kate personal a Topsy Tail?

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Kate rocked the coiffure, which was made widespread within the ‘90s due to the easy-to-use software that remodeled the common ponytail into an instantaneous updo!


Manzo’d with Children Sneak Peek: Lauren (Manzo) Scalia Reveals That She’s Trying to Get Pregnant


Lauren Manzo let her brothers in on a big secret before she and her husband Vito got pregnant!

In an exclusive sneak peek of Sunday’s Manzo’d with Children episode, Lauren — whom PEOPLE exclusively reported is expecting her first child in early 2017 — reveals to her brothers Albie and Chris on an overnight vacation with her family that she’s attempting to get pregnant.

Although Vito isn’t there, Lauren tells her brothers that the couple is actively trying for a baby — but it just might be TMI for Chris and Albie!

“I’m just stressed out that Vito isn’t here. Because of all my thermometer and my pee stick stuff,” Lauren says.

“What the f— are you talking about?” Chris asks his sister.

“I’m ovulating right now,” Lauren explains.

“Frankly, you going after Vito’s seed is really the last thing I need in my head right now,” Albie tells Lauren.

“Like, ‘Oh damn, it sucks Vito’s not here because we could have —’ ” says Chris, making a grunting noise and thrusting his hips.

Lauren, however, wants to keep the news a secret and instructs her brothers, “Seriously, don’t tell mom.”

But why doesn’t she want the matriarch to know? According to Lauren, mother Caroline Manzo would be “so on top of us all the time” and “watching every single step.”

Manzo’d With Children airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.