December 6th, 2014

AFI's Filmmaker Friends Want You to Submit Your Film to the White House


The American Film Institute encourages young filmmakers to submit their films to the White House Student Film Festival. The theme this year is “The Impact of Giving Back.” Here are some thoughts and advice from our friends Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Bill Hader, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Edward Norton, Jacqueline Lyanga and J.C. Chandor.

For more information about the festival and how to submit your film, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/filmfestival.

Sauce: AFI's tumblr

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The Oscar Shortlist for Best Visual Effects are Announced



“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Godzilla”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
“Interstellar”
“Maleficent”
“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”
“Transformers: Age of Extinction”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

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Which movies do you think will reach the top 5?
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Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen attend GQ Men of the Year party



Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen made a joint appearance at the GQ Men of the Year 2014 party in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 4.

In another recent appearance, Silverman and Sheen were interviewed together for The Nerdist podcast, where they chatted about their first date (a tennis match) and pet hates (Sheen's love of dodgy puns).

When Sheen praised his "funny and smart" 30 Rock co-star Tina Fey, Silverman jokingly interrupted: "Why don't you fuck her?!"

Asked about their plans for later that night, Silverman quipped, "We're going to have a fight about Tina Fey on the ride home."

The couple began dating in January 2014.

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Demi Lovato @ KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2014

Business first, Demetria stopped by her Devonne By Demi product selling booth at the venue



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Performing Avalanche with Nick Jonas, please refer to this post for video



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Backstage



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You horrid skin, not enough water, too much pop drinking ass suckas can pick up Devonne By Demetria here. Buy Avalanche on ITunes or stream the vocal masterpiece on Spotify. You're welcome.


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Women's World Cup: US in Group of Death



Team United States, ranked #1 in the world, were included in the Group of Death along with Sweden, Australia and Nigeria in the December 6 draw for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, which will be held next June in Canada.

Group D(eath) is stacked with three top 10-ranked teams, including #5 Sweden and #10 Australia.

U.S. forward Sydney Leroux's reaction to the draw:



Group A: Canada, China PR, New Zealand, Netherlands
Group B: Germany, Côte d'Ivoire, Norway, Thailand
Group C: Japan, Switzerland, Cameroon, Ecuador
Group D: United States, Australia, Sweden, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Korea Republic, Spain, Costa Rica
Group F: France, England, Colombia, Mexico

For the first time, 24 teams will participate instead of 16.

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Canadian ONTDers, do you plan on attending any of the matches?
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Thirst Alert: Is This the New Rihanna Single?




This song was basically just registered on this song file license website thing idk(I don't know how song registrations work). Could this be the new single? Does this mean it's coming? Are the water glaciers finally melting for our dehydration? I wonder if the term "kiss is better" is going to be sexual or uplifting? Omw

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More Jingle Ball Performances!

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Saint Angelina Jolie comforts a crying fan




World-famous, iconic & legendary beauty Angelina Jolie showed her compassionate side at The Daily Show on Thursday, Dec. 4, in NYC, kneeling down and comforting a crying fan outside the studio. The girl, identified as Techna, was seated off to the side after suffering a panic attack from the throngs of fans pushing to get autographs from Jolie at the taping. Jolie noticed her crying and the star's motherly instincts immediately kicked in.
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Britney launching European Hair Care Products line?

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Britney Jean is extending her business once more! After dominating the lingerie world with her Intimate by Britney Spears line, she has now moved to hair styling products which will initially be available on the European super-market chain, Lidl.



S1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MDDftJw8fo
S2: http://www.epicrights.com/home/epic-rights-brokers-britney-spears-hair-care-products-for-europe

Get money (Britney) bitch! Fave Britney hairstyles?
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Drake's throwaway track nominated for TWO Grammy's



Who else but the boy? It's pretty obvious by now, Champagne Papi cannot lose. Drake is known for keeping his fanbase fed by dropping tracks in between albums and it looks like those treats have paid off. The Canadian rapper released "0 to 100/The Catchup" back in June and it was recently nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 2015 Grammy Awards. When will your fave?

Newcomer Makonnen has also reaped the benefits of having Drake on a track. The Atlanta rapper received a nomination for Tuesday (Remix) in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category which features the Degrassi: TNG actor. Makonnen was signed to Drake's OVO Sound label two weeks after the release of Tuesday (Remix).

Listen to the tracks here:



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That OVO sound
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Ben Affleck questions the role of international NGOs, talks about his work in Eastern Congo



Ben Affleck recently sat down with Marketplace's host David Brancaccio to talk about his foundation, the Eastern Congo Initiative.

On traditional aid: "When we looked at aid and traditional aid and aid models and [at] what was successful, we found a really mixed bag. In fact, opponents of aid will point out that $50 billion has been given over the last 70 years, and there hasn't been much progress. Part of what we believed was that that was because, in large measure, it was about western people paying themselves to go over there and sort of wander around and do very short-term projects. So we wanted to do something sustainable that would raise incomes and that would be there long after we were gone. And so what we chose was coffee and cocoa. Both of which [for] the Congolese were huge businesses and huge agricultural sources of revenue before the war."

On being just another guy from California: "We don't go in and dictate terms. One of the flaws that we identified when I first started traveling and doing research was that you have large NGOs who sort of plant themselves in the region and say, "This is how you're going to do it." And I sort of liken it to as if the Chinese showed up in Iowa and said, "No, no, no this is how you're going to farm." They may have a good technique for farming, but the cultural issues and the dramatic change would be such that it would be counterproductive. So what we do is we identify the community organizations who are already in the communities. Who already have the relationships. Who are already leaders in the communities. Who have experience with what they're doing, and we help foster growth with them. We help support them. We help expand what they can do.... I am keenly aware of the fact that I am a guy from California. That despite the fact that I've been [to] the region nine times, and have done a lot of research and know a lot of people down there, that doesn't make me an expert. What makes me smart is that I listen to experts, and most of all I listen to the Congolese."

Helping farmers to trade internationally: "We work with about 4,000 coffee farmers and about 1,000 farmers on the cocoa side. What we did was build capacity. We said, 'Hey, you need to make slightly better products so that they can be traded on the open market.' We brought in partners like Joe Whinney of Theo Chocolate. Theo started by buying 28 tonnes and this year they've purchased 700 tonnes of cocoa, which is enough to make 10 million chocolate bars. They are in the marketplace. This is trade, not aid. Agricultural conditions are prime for this kind of production. We've leveraged our position to do public-private partnerships. On the coffee side, we brought in USAID and our friend Howard Buffet to work with these three cooperatives - 4,000 coffee farmers. Starbucks just made their very first purchase of Congolese coffee. 40 tonnes - that's 2.5 million cups of coffee. It arrived in Seattle last week. Those are the kinds of efforts that we think will bear longterm fruit. We also make all sorts of grants to community-based organisations but we recognise that creating wealth, creating jobs for people is the most potent way to achieve change."

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner visit Disney Channel sets of Jessie and Austin & Ally with their daughters



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Analysis of Disney Female Leads Proves Pretty Much What We Already Know



Since we're always discussing the injustice of not having enough diversified princesses/leads, Buzzfeed did an analysis of main Disney princesses and leads and compared hair color, eye color, race, origin, skills, status of parents, status of royalty, whether they wear pants or not, etc. Most of the article is pictures.

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What characteristics/traits do you want to see in a Disney lead?

The Black Eyed Peas to reunite?

Seems like the BEP might be a thing once more, prepping to deliver their most personal album yet!  will.u.stop had this to say responding to a fan on Twitter:





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Source: https://twitter.com/iamwill/with_replies

"A Very Mannly Stonehenge Supernatural Random Acts Christmas" event raises over 50k


Last night Supernatural star Misha Collins and singer/songwriter Jason Manns hosted a special event for the release of Jason's "Christmas With Friends" album benefiting Misha's charity Random Acts. A Very Mannly Stonehenge Supernatural Random Acts Christmas" was an in person and livestream event featuring live music, a special screening of Stonehenge Apocalypse, a costume contest, prizes and overall chaos... and it proved successful in raising over $50,000 for Random Acts. Enjoy some madness below!





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Several people have the full event on YouTube but I didn't include it since it's over three hours and contains a full movie. It was insanity but fun to watch. The Christmas With Friends album is currently available on iTunes and it features several people from Supernatural on it as well (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Richard Speight Jr, Rob Benedict, Julie McNiven).

Aldous Snow Tackles Housing Rent Issues



*Russell Brand delivered a petition signed by 294,000 people to stop the New Era housing estate in East London from tripling the price of rent from $1,016 per month to $3,100 per month
*Russell Brand and the tenants staged the demonstration in front of 10 Downing Street, the abode of Prime Minister David Cameron, demanding that the company Westbrook, which owns the housing estate, sell the buildings to a social landlord.
*Monotone Channel 4 reporter Paraic O’Brien asked whether the super-rich like Brand buying up property in London was driving up prices for everyone else; Brand lives in Hoxton, East London, where he rents a £5,000-a-month loft
*Brand says he is helping, refuses to say how much he pays in housing and that hey he only just rents, calls reporter SNIDE with a finger in the face

SOURCE here, breakdown by moi

ONTD (who don't live at home), how much is YOUR rent?
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SNL Post: James Franco