'Iron Fist' Star Jessica Henwick in Talks to Join 'Matrix 4'

Neil Patrick Harris joined cast earlier this week

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 04:Jessica Henwick attends a special screening of “Crazy Rich Asians” at The Ham Yard Hotel on September 4, 2018 in London, England.(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )

“Iron Fist” star Jessica Henwick is in talks to play a lead role Warner Bros.’ upcoming sequel to the “Matrix” trilogy, a person with knowledge of negotiations told TheWrap.

Henwick starred in the Marvel Netflix series as Colleen Wing, a dojo sensei in New York’s Chinatown who becomes the ally and love interest of the Iron Fist, Danny Rand. Henwick also had small roles on “Game of Thrones” as Nymeria Sand and as X-Wing pilot Jessika Pava on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Neil Patrick Harris joined the cast of the sci-fi sequel earlier this week, joining longtime stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity. Jada Pinkett Smith is also reportedly in talks to reprise her role as Niobe. Lana Wachowski will return to direct “Matrix 4” and co-write.

Henwick will also appear in the monster crossover “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which is set for release in 2020. She is repped by CAA. The talks were first reported by Deadline.

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Here’s How To Argue With An Air Sign Partner Productively & Keep The Peace

When tensions run high between you and your partner, your first instinct might not always be compassion. It might be something more like, "Yell! Be mad! Let your partner know what they’ve done is sh*tty and hurtful!" Anger is a totally normal reaction. But for people whose partners fall under the Libra, Aquarius, or Gemini zodiac signs, you might want to use another approach. Arguing productively with a partner can be really hard, but learning how to argue with an air sign partner might be even harder. When an air sign’s back is against the wall, they tend to lash out and use their wit to drag you. They’re that good.

Still, for all their sharp words and impassioned arguments, air signs don’t like fighting. Seriously, they don’t. They’re not like earth sign partners (Virgos, Capricorns or Taureans) who relish in being right. And they’re not like fire sign partners (Leos, Sagittarians, or Aries) who live for explosive thrills and the makeup sex that comes after. Air signs want harmony. I mean, Libras are literally symbolized by the scales, which speak to their love of balance.

To keep an argument with an air sign from turning into a tornado, there are a few tips you can keep in mind. Below, three things to remember when getting into a fight with your Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius partner.

1. Don’t Yell

When considering how astrology impacts heated conversations, some signs tend to handle it better than others. For example, when is a fire sign not yelling? Do earth signs ever stand down? Libras, Geminis, and Aquarians, on the other hand, are sensitive signs. Yelling in arguments generally doesn’t go over well with them because it tends to put them on edge.

If you’re getting into an argument with an air sign, the best way to proceed is to just use your regular speaking voice. Even if you’re having a hard conversation, not yelling can ensure that the convo stays on track, without your air sign partner getting defensive.

2. Only Present The Facts

Apart from being sensitive souls, air signs thrive on knowledge. So, the best way to hold your air sign partner accountable is to just present them with the facts. What exactly did they do to make you angry? What can they do better next time?

When you’re arguing with an air sign partner, it’s important to explain to them what they did wrong so they can take mental notes and strive to improve. What you don’t want to do is make them think you hate them and that they’re irredeemable people. The flip side of air signs thriving on knowledge is that they’re often prone to overthinking and tend to get lost in the sauce. Try to keep things nice and simple for them by being open and honest about your feelings, and by providing lots of detail so they know exactly what button they pushed.

3. Show A Little Compassion

And last but not least: Lead with empathy. Hash out your problems with your air sign partner and get your issues resolved. But once your argument is over, show your air sign partner some love. Whether that’s cuddling and watching a political documentary or getting hot chocolate at your favorite café, reminding your air sign partner you’re on their side can work wonders.

At the end of the day, air signs just want everyone to coexist in harmony and to be on jovial terms. Hash out your problems with empathy and grace, and promptly get back to being chill, for air sign’s sake!

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Jeremy Corbyn hands EastEnders major LGBTQ+ award for representation

EastEnders has been awarded a coveted prize from Pink News for their LGBTQ+ representation in a drama. The soap has come on leaps and bounds of late by upping its character count of gay and lesbian characters and opening a gay bar in Walford. The episode in question which was awarded the prize was centred around Pride and included Bernie Taylor (Clair Norris) embarcing her sexuality and joining the festivities, a drag act performing on stage and Callum Highway (Tony Clay) battling with his own confusion.

Accepting the award from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the ceremony tonight, the episode’s writer Pete Lawson said: ’35 years ago, EastEnder started and I was 15. Watching TV when I was 15, there were no LGBT people on the mainstream.

‘And I would have loved to have seen the life that was out there, that I knew was waiting for me.’

Pete was joined on stage by producer Jon Sen and actresses Luisa Bradshaw White and Clair Norris. The episode at the time was widely hailed for its inclusivity and spirit of fun and laughter, while also focusing on the struggle of a character not yet out.

SInce then, the show has seen Callum stand up to his homophobic father Jonno before publicly kissing Ben Mitchell and embarking on a relationship with him. Iqra Ahmed also came out to her family and introduced her girlfriend Ash.

Katy Beale opened The Prince Albert and the show has also confirmed that there will be a bisexual character.

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Tyler Cameron Called Out Kanye West For Saying Kim Kardashian Dresses Too Sexy

Ooh Tyler Cameron is making headlines and they don’t have anything to do with Gigi Hadid. In fact, The Bachelorette alum is dishing out relationship advice and he’s so on point. You see, Tyler Cameron called out Kanye West for saying Kim Kardashian dresses too sexy and I’m all for it.

On Oct. 15, Cameron went in on West after retweeting a video clip of the rapper telling Kardashian her outfits are "too sexy." Obviously, West doesn’t seem to know who he’s married to because Kim Kardashian is sexy. That’s her brand and has always been her brand long before West came along.

Anyway, Cameron, being the lovable and understanding and perfect man that I’m hoping is still on the market, decided to give West some marital advice, and honestly, why not? He was almost married on national TV, y’know.

Cameron retweeted the revealing video clip and added his own special bro tip. "What not to do… You should want your significant other to be sexy and feel sexy. Ye lost his confidence. Fellas if you can’t stand the heat get out the kitchen. Encourage your significant other to be all they can be. Not hold them back," he wrote. Give this man a round of applause people because I couldn’t say it better myself.

Now, if you hear the entire clip, you’ll probably become even more frustrated with the ordeal. You see, the Oct. 13 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians revealed the never-before-seen drama that went down right before the Met Gala. If you recall, Kardashian wore that stunning Thierry Mugler gown that she couldn’t sit down in, let alone go to the bathroom in, all in the name of fashion. She looked phenomenal to say the least. However, as confident and as poised as she seemed to be before stepping out on the pink carpet, Kardashian was hit with waves of anxiety after her husband admitted he didn’t like the outfit that took eight months to create. I know! Is that why West looked so mad in every photo?

Anyway, he begins by saying, "I went through this transition where being a rapper, looking at all these girls and looking at my wife, like, ‘Oh my girl needs to be just like the other girls showing their body off.’ I didn’t realize that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone who is married and the father of now … about to be four kids. A corset is a form of underwear, it’s hot, for who though?”

Kardashian then tells West he is making her feel uneasy before the big event. “So the night before the Met you’re going to come in here and say that you’re not into a corset vibe?” Kim responded. “You’re giving me really bad anxiety. You knew last night I had really bad anxiety and I don’t need any more negative energy and for you say you’re now not into me wearing a tight dress.”

This is when West states he’s not here for her hip-hugging fits. “You are my wife and it affects me when pictures are too sexy,” he said. *Rolls eyes*

Kardashian doesn’t just let it go, though. She responds. “You built me up to be this sexy person and confidence and all this, and just because you’re on a journey and transformation doesn’t mean I’m in the same spot with you,” she said. Girl, preach.

I understand West feels some type of way, but he can’t expect Kardashian to change her image after praising her for it and even helping to curate her image. Hopefully, West can come to terms with the fact that his wife can wear whatever she wants, however she wants and support her for it.

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Lucifer: Why was Lucifer called a goat? Why is the devil portrayed as a goat man?

Lucifer season five will be the last ever series of the supernatural comedy-drama. Ahead of the final series, fans have been rewatching the first four seasons and are starting to question why Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) is often referred to as a goat and why his devil face has goat-like features.

Why was Lucifer called a goat?

In Lucifer season one, Lucifer’s brother Amenadiel (DB Woodside) revealed he had started a rumour that the devil takes the form of a goat-man.

Therefore, when Lucifer encounters the Satanists, he is confused as to why they are worshipping a goat-like figure.

However, what the Satanists are alluding too is the fact the devil himself is associated with being half man/half goat.

Throughout the series, Lucifer has appeared with goat-like features including horns, a tail, red skin and a goatee.

To get over his hatred for goats, he even visited a goat enclosure to feed them and he soon rekindled his love for the animal.

Amenadiel later revealed he made up the rumour as a joke but the notion of the Devil being a goat is rooted deep in mythology and Christian theology.

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Why is the devil portrayed as a goat?

For centuries, artists have depicted the devil in various forms – as a demon, snake, dragon, goat and other animals.

In early Christian mythology, angels and devils are portrayed as beings of spirit and do not have physical bodies.

However, they could make physical bodies for themselves but the Devil’s appearance is never described in the Bible or any early Christian writings.

Depictions of the Devil first appeared in medieval art, some point between the fifth and ninth centuries.

At this time, the Devil was often characterised with hooves, hairy legs, the tail of a goat and a set of horns.

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The idea of Satan as a goat may stem from the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, recorded in Matthew 25:31-46, when Jesus separates sheep (symbolising the saved) and goats (representing the damned).

The oldest representation of the devil associated with a goat is in the mosaic in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy from the sixth century.

In the mosaic, Jesus, dressed in purple, is separating the goats and the sheep between two angels.

The angel standing behind the sheep is a red angel and the angel behind the goats a blue angel.

The blue figure has been interpreted as an angel who represented the fallen and the damned.

In most branches of Christianity, the devil is seen as a fallen angel.

In some strands of Christianity, Lucifer became the name associated with an archangel before he fell from heaven to hell and became Satan, the ruler of hell.

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The name Lucifer originated in Latin astrology, associated with the morning star Venus. The term Lucifer meant “bringing light.”.

In Christianity, the name Lucifer became associated with an archangel who rebelled against God’s rule in heaven.

Medieval Christians then adapted pagan iconography to represent Christian figures.

Pan was a goat-legged fertility god in ancient Greek religion and medieval Christian writers began to draw relations between Greek satyrs (a male spirit with ears and a tail) and Roman fauns (half-human/half-goat creature), with demons

In the late middle ages, Satan and the devils depicted as goat-like figures began to appear in the majority of Christian artwork.

In the Middle Ages, the devil was continued to be portrayed as evil, demonic, a beast with horns.

Today the devil is portrayed to be a more human figure but some references to the goat still exist.

For example, the non-theistic religious organisation The Satanic Temple, have a statue of Baphomet, a Sabbatic half-man, half-goat that was worshipped by the Knight’s Templar.

Lucifer season 5 is coming to Netflix in 2020.

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The Unconventional Road to John Turturro’s Unofficial ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘Jesus Rolls’

By now, John Turturro is used to being recognized as Jesus Quintana, the flamboyant, purple-polyester-clad competitive bowling maven who stares down Jeff Bridges’ “the Dude” at the lanes in “The Big Lebowski.” The chameleon-like character actor has made multiple films with the Coen brothers, Spike Lee and even Michael Bay. But when he goes out in public, people always seem to recognize him as “the Jesus.”

“If soldiers take ‘The Big Lebowski’ with them when they go overseas into battle, there’s a reason why. Something about not growing up, and living in the moment. People would all like to go to the supermarket in your bathrobe and drink out of the milk carton,” says Turturro, who’s been asked more times than he can count when the Coen brothers are going to make a sequel. (They’re not.)

But now he’s done one better: Turturro has taken matters into his own hands and spun off a film, “The Jesus Rolls,” in which Quintana isn’t just a scene-stealing cameo; he’s the main character.

“Even I didn’t get ‘The Big Lebowski’ when I first read it,” Turturro recalls. Joel and Ethan Coen kept talking to Turturro about the project, begging him to do the role. According to the actor, “I was like, ‘This is like two seconds,’ but they said, ‘Well, yeah, but you’ll do something with it.’”

And so Turturro did, licking Jesus’ bowling ball before launching it down the lane, inventing an elaborate victory dance after the character rolls a strike, and following up that bit with a hilariously inappropriate way to polish his equipment. Turturro is in the movie for just two scenes, but it’s fair to say he makes a big impression.

“If this were a concert, I’d be like the crescendo part of it,” Turturro says. “I’m like the cymbals or something.”

As it happens, the inspiration for that memorable performance predates “The Big Lebowski.” Turturro first played a version of the character at the Public Theater. “It was a trilogy of one-acts, and the character I did was based on a person I had met through the writer, someone he knew. There was something kind of disarming about the guy. He had a very gentle voice, a high voice.”

Joel Coen and his wife Frances McDormand had come to see Turturro’s show. This was back in the ’90s, and according to Turturro, Coen was reminded of the character as he was writing “The Big Lebowski.” He and brother Ethan asked Turturro to take what the actor had done on stage and combine it with another person they knew. (Most of the characters in “The Big Lebowski” were based on the Coens’ friends: The Dude was inspired by indie producer Jeff Dowd, Walter exaggerates aspects of writer-director John Milius, etc.)

And so Jesus Quintana, as fans know the character, was born.

“I’ve always thought that Jesus was a real full character, and I kind of just did the trailer version in ‘The Big Lebowski’ to serve this wonderful film,” explains Turturro. Even so, it wasn’t initially his intention to give Jesus his own movie.

While making his Naples-set feature “Passione,” Turturro encountered a couple of misfits who reminded him of the characters in French director Bertrand Blier’s 1974 cult road movie “Going Places” (liberally adapted from Blier’s own novel, “Les Valseuses”). The movie was an anarchic scandal in its day, but also a huge hit: It starred Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere as two youthful rebels who refuse to conform to the standards of bourgeois French society, breaking the law and bending sexual mores at every opportunity.

Turturro approached Blier about the idea of remaking “Going Places,” updating the story to the present day and making the duo a few decades older, so Turturro could play one of the leads. Blier signed off immediately, he says, giving Turturro permission to remake “Les Valseuses” — for a price, of course.

“I was only going to take certain parts of the book that I liked,” says Turturro, who did a draft and held a reading, but something about it didn’t work. “Then I started thinking about this character that I had originated on stage. He’s like a very deep classic underachiever who maybe never grew up, and I did a reading of the script as that guy, which seemed to work.”

That necessitated a rewrite, as Turturro made adjustments to incorporate Quintana’s ostensible qualities into the new script. There aren’t a lot of clues as to Jesus’ backstory in “The Big Lebowski,” although John Goodman’s character describes him as “a pederast” who “spent six months in Chino for exposing himself to an 8-year-old,” for example.

The movie opens with Jesus getting out of jail and reuniting with a friend (played by Bobby Cannavale) who’s also on parole. Together, they get into a series of misadventures with a range of weirdos, played by actors Turturro adores: Christopher Walken, Susan Sarandon, Jon Hamm, Sônia Braga, Audrey Tautou and Pete Davidson. Without leaning too heavily on “The Big Lebowski,” he tried to pay homage while expanding the character.

“I bowl and I dance in the movie. I figured I had to kind of acknowledge those kinds of things,” Turturro explains. “It’s funny, in the book, they do go bowling, and in Blier’s original movie, they go bowling, too. It’s a weird connection, but all of these things are that way.”

Even so, Turturro still needed to get the Coen brothers’ permission to branch the Jesus character off into another movie, but the siblings got what he was trying to do. “I showed it to Joel and Ethan, and they said, ‘Yeah, this is the right [way to go]. Just like when we did ‘The Big Lebowski,’ it needs to be its own thing.’”

Negotiations with Universal, which held the rights to “The Big Lebowski,” were a bit more complicated. “They just didn’t want me to kill the character,” he says.

As audiences will discover, Turturro has a very particular sense of humor. It’s hardly mainstream, and yet, his approach can be disarmingly sincere, which is something that defines all of his directorial efforts to date — each of which are love stories: “Mac” is about brothers, “Illuminata” focuses on the relationships within a theater company, “Romance and Cigarettes” is an homage to middle-class marriage (and Turturro’s mother in particular) and “Faded Gigolo” is a tender tale of an unconventional male escort.

These are not commercial movies in a conventional sense, but Turturro stays true to his intentions. In the case of “Romance and Cigarettes,” the wonderfully oddball blue-collar musical languished without distribution for a couple years before Adam Sandler came to the rescue. The comedian wanted Turturro for his movie “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” and made it a condition of Turturro’s contract that Sony release “Romance and Cigarettes.”

“The Jesus Rolls” was a similar labor of love. Turturro shot it two summers ago in New York, and tinkered with it between projects. It premieres as part of the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday, rolling into Italian theaters on Thursday in a dubbed version. This time, at least, U.S. distribution won’t be an issue: Screen Media acquired the film for a 2020 release.

Turturro hopes “The Big Lebowski’s” obsessive fans will be pleased, but sees this project as something else entirely. Whatever they make of “The Jesus Rolls” — even if they reject it outright, which is a distinct possibility, Turturro realizes — one thing is certain: He can’t tarnish the original. Come what may, the Dude abides.

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JWoww's Ex-Boyfriend '24' Shares Message About Strength After Split

Zack’s post came just days after he issued an apology to JWoww and Angelina.

Zack Clayton Carpinello is finding "strength" after his breakup from Jenni "JWoww" Farley.

On Tuesday, the 24-year-old professional wrestler shared a video of himself working out along with a quote from Gandhi. In the black-and-white clip, Zack performs a squat clean (and he’s got quite a few plates on that barbell!).

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. -Mahatma Gandhi" Zack tweeted alongside the video.

Perhaps the quote was meant to be ironic, since it accompanied the video of him performing the feat of muscular strength.

Zack’s post came just a few days after his breakup with Jenni. The couple split following last Thursday’s episode of "Jersey Shore" that saw Angelina Pivarnick accuse him of getting handsy in Vegas.

On Thursday night, Jenni wrote about the incident on Instagram.

"After seeing tonight’s episode I’m pretty hurt," she wrote on immediately after the footage aired. "I feel disrespected by someone I called a friend and by someone who stated they loved me. For 5 months I was kept in the dark about this. For 5 months I was naive, probably laughed at and made into a story line that will forever haunt me."

"My heart hurts on so many levels," she added. "One thing I learned from tonight’s episode is know your value. Don’t ever lower your standards."

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But fans called out JWoww for "treating Angelina like shit" ever since she made her return to the show, despite Jenni’s claim that she considered her a "friend." Others felt Farley should be more upset with Zack than with Angelina.

"This is for both of them," Jenni maintained, adding, "She was all over him too. I saw her ass in his face. Real friend there. She stirred the pot knowing it would end up on TV. If she was a true friend, she would’ve checked him and then came straight to me. She lived for the drama and straight disrespect."

On Friday, Zack broke his silence and issued an apology to both Jenni and Angelina.

"I made mistakes that I cannot take back, which I take responsibility for," he wrote. "Jenni does not deserve any damage from anybody else. This is on me. I sincerely apologize to Jenni. I apologize to Angelina as well."

"I love Jenni, with everything I have, I make this known to her every day," he continued. "I will continue to make this known to her and her kids, who also have my heart. I will make it certain that nothing like this ever happen again, in any way regardless of the outcome."

Although neither JWoww nor Angelina have responded publicly to Zack’s apology, Jenni treated herself to some new jewelry over the weekend.

"Getting yourself jewelry always helps," JWoww wrote on her Instagram Story on Saturday, alongside a video of a box containing a pair of sparkling hoop earrings.

The Charles & Colvard Forever One 3.72-carat round Colorless moissanite hoop earrings in 14-karat white gold cost $3,399, according to the jeweler’s website.

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Is Love Enough To Keep A Relationship Going? Here’s What Experts Say

When it comes to relationships, many of us have heard the romantic sentiment that love conquers all. At this point, it seems a bit redundant to blame Disney movies for setting this lofty expectation. But, is love enough to keep a relationship going if the other important aspects of a healthy partnership aren’t there? Anyone who’s ever broken up with someone they still loved would probably say no. According to Dr. Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and host of The Kurre and Klapow Show, even though love is one of the most important elements of a satisfying relationship, it’s not the only factor to be considered.

"Love is the most powerful but least defined element of a relationship," Dr. Klapow tells Elite Daily. "Love is the fuel and the fire that has the potential to keep a relationship connection burning, but love is a feeling. It cannot create all the skills and actions that are needed to keep a relationship healthy." No matter how much love there is in a relationship, that doesn’t change the fact that most people have additional needs. If those needs aren’t being met, Dr. Klapow explains that sustaining a relationship is unlikely.

"Love without compatibility, love without compromise, love without self-examination and self-improvement will never sustain a healthy relationship," says Dr. Klapow. Although this might sound like a tough pill to swallow, the truth is that even the strongest love needs to be nurtured. That’s why so many experts emphasize the importance of compatibility as the second piece of the happy-relationship puzzle. "Two people can have great love for one another and yet see the world differently, have different priorities, and be at different stages with respect to self-awareness, self-growth, maturity, and development," explains Dr. Klapow.

Even though love is an incredible feeling, the more practical elements of relationships are just as important to the success of a partnership in the long-term. "If compatibility, flexibility, compromise, self- awareness, and emotional insight aren’t there, then loving a person will never sustain a healthy relationship," says Dr. Klapow. The good news is that, if both partners are willing to compromise and put in a concerted effort, love can be a wonderful start to a lasting relationship.

If you’re in love with someone and want to make a relationship work, but the compatibility might not be as high as it could be, Dr. Klapow recommends visualizing the relationship as part of a three-part whole. "In any relationship, there are always three components," says Dr. Klapow. "Person one, person two, and the relationship itself. All three must be nurtured, developed, worked on, and evolve." Being able to sustain all three at the same time is key to keeping things healthy for you and your partner.

"You can never hope to sustain a relationship no matter how much you love the other person if both of you aren’t willing to do the work on yourselves," Dr. Klapow adds. "You must address your issues, your challenges, and your deficiencies. Simultaneously, your relationship must be treated like a person. It needs love, attention, and practical things like compromise, flexibility, communication." Ultimately, relationships require work. Only you and your partner can decide whether or not the love you have is worth putting in the extra effort and compromise it takes to sustain a solid partnership.

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Nicole Scherzinger’s Trainer Shares The Top 5 Exercises You Can Do To Get A Toned Body

It’s no secret that Nicole Scherzinger has one of the most insane figures ever & it’s all thanks to her trainer, Paolo Mascitti, who spoke to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY about the top 5 workouts that will get you toned.

Now that the fall season is upon us, it’s becoming harder to get motivated and hit the gym, especially with the colder weather. Who better to get us motivated than singer Nicole Scherzinger, 41, who has an unbelievably toned body. Nicole’s trainer, Paolo Mascitti, spoke with HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY about the top five exercises you can do at home or at the gym, so you can get a toned body just like Nicole’s.

Paolo shared the top five workouts, explaining, “Sometimes when we train, especially nowadays with the influence of social media, we try to get too fancy. I always rely on the basics to help me shape my clients’ bodies. My favorites are compound movements. Compound exercises use multiple joints and muscle groups simultaneously for a multitude of benefits. They raise the heart rate to provide a cardiovascular benefit, burn more calories than isolation moves, and can help improve the balance and coordination of your body.”

Since Paolo thinks it’s important not to get too fancy and to just stick with classic moves, you may already know his top five exercises, which are:
“1. Squat with overhead press
2. Barbell hip thrust
3. Dumbbell walking lunges
4. Pull-ups
5. Push-ups”

When it comes to actual workout routines, Paolo admitted, “As everyone is different, there are a lot of variables I have to consider before I choose a workout routine. For example, if you are trying to lose weight or stay lean I recommend performing HIIT training. HIIT workouts typically burn more calories in less time than most other cardio routines and due to the higher intensity. Your muscles shift into excess post-exercise oxygen consumption and during this period, your body burns additional calories at a higher rate to repair your muscles. This recovery keeps your metabolism boosted for hours after training.”

As for how often you should workout to see results, Paolo admitted, “I would say at least two to three times per week but really it depends on what you are trying to achieve. Everyone has a mix of strengths and weaknesses so everyone responds differently to various types of exercise combinations. Again, I love HIIT training but like everything else, it is not suitable for everyone, but on average I would say three times per week.” If you’re looking for some ways to get motivated to hit the gym, Paolo shared, “I always set a new goal for myself and I tell my clients to do the same. Set short term and long term challenges and always remember why you started.”

If you’re heading on a vacation, Paolo shared his top workouts that are easy and efficient while you’re traveling. “Whether you want to keep in shape, get leaner, lose some weight or get stronger, working out with just your body is an awesome, viable option. Here is an example of an easy-to-follow routine,” Paolo said.

“15 bodyweight squats
12 burpees
8-12 push-ups (use your knees if you have to)
20-30-second bicycle kicks
12 lunges per leg
16 jumping lunges
15-30 second plank
No rest between exercises, 1-minute rest between sets, repeat for 5 rounds.”

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