December 15th, 2014

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Mockingjay Makes a Boatload of Money for Lionsgate + The Hobbit Opens Huge Overseas


Mockingjay:
- Thanks to Mockingjay: Part 1, Lionsgate crosses $1 billion at the international box office for the third year in a row.
- Mockingjay outpacing Catching Fire in 18 territories, but still lowest grossing entry of the franchise.
- Worldwide total is at $611,398,000. Japan and China are the only major territories where the movie hasn't been relased yet.
- Production and marketing budget for Mockingjay Part 1 estimated to be $180 millions [so no, ONTD, Lionsgate is definitely not regretting splitting the movies].

The Hobbit:
- The Battle of the Five Armies opened to an impressive $117.6 million in 37 foreign markets.

Exodus:
- Exodus earned $18.8 million this weekend for an international total of $50 million. Worldwide total is at a relatively tepid $74 millions (against a $140 million production budget). Next big markets to open are Brazil, Germany, and the UK where the movie will be competing against The Hobbit [Good luck with that, LMAO.]

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Jay-Z Joins Justin Timberlake On Stage



Jay-Z joins Justin Timberlake on stage at Timberlake's 20/20 Experience Tour in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday (12/14)

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ETA: Video of Justin and Jay-Z


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Chris Hemsworth Looking HAF For GQ Magazine

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Chris Hemsworth is on the cover of the January 2015 GQ. Highlights below.

Good friends with Matt Damon: "We became friends around the time I started to work, and I've really benefited from watching how he handles himself," says Hemsworth. "Matt's just a normal guy who has the movie-star thing figured out."

What to buy him at the bar: Vodka-soda. "I was out in Australia recently and someone was like, 'Please tell me when you want a real drink.' I was just like, 'Oh, shut up. Really?' "

On being protective of younger brother Liam: “I’ve watched Liam do things I did at his age, like being in relationships he shouldn’t be in, or being reckless just to prove a point. And I had no empathy. My mom had to remind me I was the same way.”

On how older brother Luke helped save his career: “Back when I was still on the soap, I became incredibly insecure and full of anxiety because I didn’t know if I was any good. I spent years being angsty, constantly telling people I wasn’t just part of a soap opera, that I was a real artist. And I remember Luke sort of snapping, telling me to shut up, that he was sick of hearing it.”

On getting partying out of his system before getting to Hollywood: “The fame, the parties, the women—I did that stuff back home. I got away with a lot more over there. Then I came here and sort of started over.”

The Art Of The Perfect Selfie: He avoids the solo shot: "a little indulgent." But being asked to pose for pictures by an onslaught of fans is a job hazard that's forced him to develop a technique.

"People don't know how to use their cameras, so I end up going, 'Here, mate, let me do it.' So, yeah, I know how to take a selfie for that reason. Efficiency. Otherwise, I'd lose a few years of my life while people figure it out." "On the iPhone, use the volume button on the side, as opposed to awkwardly reaching around to tap the front of the screen."


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David Oyelowo to Star With Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Americanah’

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- David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o have signed on to star in indie drama "Americanah" 
- based on the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel
- about "a pair of young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures."
- Brad Pitt to produce
- no writer and director attached yet

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2014 Critics' Choice Awards



BEST PICTURE

Birdman

Boyhood

Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Unbroken

Whiplash

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Rihanna Watch: Rihanna posts selfie of new hair color.....then deletes.....Now it's back up

So everyone was having a quiet morning on their winter breaking and enjoying their Cup A Joe, when Rihanna randomly posted this selfie with the title "In transit":



Instagram and twitter went crazy for like two minutes before Rihanna deleted it. Ummmm okay? What was that all about? She and her team have been very secretive these past few days. She's supposedly in LA, but hasn't been seen anywhere since the Diamond Ball. Meanwhile, fans have turned into detectives trying to track her movements......to no avail. Anyway, the new selfie has people thinking that maybe this is the start of the R8 era....Or it could have just been for a photo shoot. We all know Rihanna abandoned the Navy to become a model.

EDIT: It's back up now........And it seems like the new photo she posted has a deeper red color.

ONTD, what hair color/style should Rihanna wear for the new era? Also, an excuse for a hair post!

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Interview with Marco Polo's true #1 star: Benedict Wong


Summary

  • Had a modest hit flatmate Errol on BBC cult comedy 15 Storeys High

  • Almost quiteacting after being offered too many stereotypical roles, notably after auditioning for a “a one-line illegal immigrant" in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. Agent told him to wait--for what role?--undocumented immigrant, Guo Yi in Stephen Frear's Dirty Pretty Things about a tale of exploited immigrants, which was nominated for an Oscar and Wong was nominated for best suppoting actor at the British Independent Film Awards.

  • “We live a sort of duality, people born here and of an ethnicity. In terms of representation, television is reflecting an era that has passed. It’s the wrong time, it’s the wrong period. In all sorts of television, it doesn’t feel like the 21st century.”

  • Put on 30lb for the role of Kublai Khan

  • Wants to helm his own series on day--something British, from his own country.


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Disppointed in the show, but he was literally the best thing about it.
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#sydneysiege



Channel Seven Morning Show hosts, Larry and Kylie were evacuated while live on air, while covering a siege taking place in the Lindt chocolate cafe opposite the channel seven Martin Place studios.

- Up to fifty people held hostage in cafe
- Martin Place in complete shut down (for those who don't know this is in Sydney's CBD)
- Hostages made to hold up what appears to be a ISL flag in the window of the cafe. (This is speculation. It has also been reported the flag has no extremist links or it has links to other terrorist groups.)
- Siege started at approx 9.44am Australian EST

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MODS I know this is thinly veiled relation to celeb news but a couple of people have brought it up in various posts and I thought it would be good to have a post to discuss this. ONTD - I'm going to try and update this as it happens
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Nicki Talks About The FuhrerPrint, Not Wanting a Skinny Baby on Ellen



Interview Highlights:

-Nicki says she wants a "cute little fat baby." When Ellen states that her baby might be skinny, Nicki replies "Then I don't want it!"
-Talks about how she wants to earn $500 million
-Says she wants a family even if she doesn't get $500 million
-Says her new album shows her growth as a human
-Ellen scares her with a person in a wig

full video at the source

What's your favorite Nicki Minazi propaganda track ontd?
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Eddie Redmayne gets married (boosts up that Oscar campaign)




Eddie Redmayne, soon-to-be Oscar nominee for 'The Theory of Everything', got married:

“I am happy to confirm that Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne married today. They celebrated with a small number of close family and friends,” his rep told JJ in a statement.

Sources: https://twitter.com/EOnlineUK/status/544577875089715200
http://www.justjared.com/2014/12/15/eddie-redmayne-married-to-hannah-bagshawe/
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Hungarian Singer Claims Beyoncé "Stole" Her Voice For "Drunk in Love"

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Monika Miczura Juhasz, known as Mitsou, calls herself “an internationally acclaimed Hungarian Roma singer”. She claims that Beyoncé has stolen her voice for the first 13 seconds of the song. She became aware of it when friends started calling her after hearing the “a capella solo”.



All together, Mitsou’s vocals are featured for over one and a half minutes of the five and a half minute song. The original recording of the traditional Roma song, called “Bajba, Bajba Pelem,” was released under the title “Gypsy Life on the Road” by North Pacific Records in 1997.

She’s seeking unspecified damages.



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Mel B's 'mystery bruises' have fans worried that she has been physically assaulted



Social media was set alight by allegations that Mel B might be a victim of physical assault.



- On Saturday, Mel B was rushed to hospital 'in agony' & missed the X Factor finale.
- She returned on Sunday's finale results show, with what appeared to be 'facial bruising', 'swelling' & 'scratches' on upper arms.
- Mel's sister Danielle & estranged mother Andrea were on Twitter accusing producers & Mel's husband of being told 'lies' about her condition & where she was being treated.
- Various allegations being floated include: Corrective eye surgery (Mel is blind in one eye), Stomach problems (X Factor's official reason), Domestic violence (Mel did not wear her wedding ring on Sunday despite wearing it every episode, husband has history of domestic violence).

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Demi Moores of ONTD Rejoice! Brazilian Waxing is on the Decline!


tl:dr -

Comments by people like Goop and Cameron Diaz may have fueled the fire for trimming vs. waxing.

Hair removal companies are rebranding to be more pube-friendly.

Others attribute it to women wanting to experiment with their ladyscaping.

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So ONTD - you know what the question is. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Ready To Relive 'The Craft?'

by the power of three times three, make them see, make them see



According to Dread Central, a panelist who partakes in suveys (I don't think it's some Buzzfeed personality quiz) wrote to the website about one of his recent surveys, which asked questions pertaining to the idea of a reboot of 1996's The Craft - a cult classic about four Wiccan teenagers. The website assumes the survey was conducted to see wether audiences want to see a reboot of the 90's teen classic.

The final question of the survey asked, "Based on everything you know, how likely would you be to see a reboot of The Craft in theater if it were released?"

If you look at the Tumblr search page, The Craft is still a hit with the hip youngens today. Stars of the original, Neve Campbell, Rachel True and Robin Tunney, showed up last year to a special Halloween screening. In 2008, the idea of a direct-to-DVD sequel was squashed.



Tell me your thoughts, ONTD! Would you like to see a remake/sequel/whatever of The Craft?

Source: Dread Central | Bloody Disgusting
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William Orbit is still nutty as ever, hints at working on new Britney music (ugh)

The hasn't produced a hit single since 2000's Pure Shores producer posted a cryptic post on facebook recently hinting at working on new music with Britney Spears.

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Was Alien even that good or worth the trouble of bringing William Orbit back on board for album 9? Is her team basically dumb enough gearing up to release another Britney Jean with old scrapped demos? Or should they move on and work with other producers bloodshy and avant for a fresh sound, ontd?
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Ascension picked up by Sky 1

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It debuts with a 2 hour premiere in America tonight (Dec 15) but Syfy's 3 day special, Ascension - a murder mystery set in space - is to be aired in the United Kingdom by Sky1 from January 16th. This is the main cable channel in the UK so them picking it up suggests the show is really pretty good.

IGN has given it a great review
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/12/14/ascension-night-one-review





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Sky 1 pick up - http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a616647/sky1-to-air-syfy-series-ascension-in-january
show website with info about the alternate history and setting - http://www.syfy.com/ascension
trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqQ4OdPcAo

Jennifer Aniston Slams the Notion That She Was Too "Selfish" and "Career-Driven" to Become a Mother

Jennifer Aniston has spoken of the pressure to have children while trying to pursue a successful career.

The former Friends star said she is hurt by repeated accusations that she has sacrificed the chance of motherhood for fame and fortune in Hollywood.

"I don't like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women—that you've failed yourself as a female because you haven't procreated. I don't think it's fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn't mean you aren't mothering—dogs, friends, friends' children," the 45-year-old star says.


"This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don't want to be a mother, and how selfish that is," she says in Allure magazine's January 2015 issue. While it might sound like she's unfazed by this point, she says, "Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat."
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Remember that Kony dude?








-IC will be giving their reigns of "Uganda, Congo, and Central African Republic programs to local groups" in 2015
-"One of the obvious things that we learned in the wake of the Kony 2012 campaign was how important it was to be able to simply tell your story. And I don't think we did that very well during the media backlash."
-Made about $12 mil in donations
-Claims a lot of IC's revealed dirty laundry was untrue, and still going to "come back to work in 2015 and lead this small programs and advocacy team that's going to manage and govern the transition. At one point, I will step away when that team is up and running."
-Ben was not the man caught on video having a public meltdown, that's Jason, who is apparently writng a children's book now.

Basically, a kinda "Sorry, but our hearts were in the right place" ending to the whole #Kony2012 thing.

mods, I know none of these people are celebs~ in the real sense, but I thought this was a interesting update to the #CauseoftheSummer2k12. I hope this is okay.

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Kourtney Krosses Kris by Kancelling Koverage on Kourt's Kooch



Kourtney and Scott welcomed their third child yesterday and in usual Kardashian fashun, there was drama on set in the delivery room.

Apparently Kris wanted to film the delivery and take selfies, but Kourtney refused.

A source (most likely Kylie lbr) told radaronline "There was drama surrounding the birth." “Kris wanted the cameras to roll on the birth and Kourtney had to fight with her to keep it private.”

“Kris just wants to exploit anything that she can... like my hair extensions, so of course this is no different."


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ONTD, would you film your delivery?
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Aishwarya Rai honored as 'Most Successful Miss World' ever


20 years ago she won Miss World. This year, the 64th edition of the beauty pageant, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was back on the stage, receiving the title of Most Successful Miss World. Aishwarya, who is a humanitarian, model and international actress set to make a comeback in Bollywood next year after taking a break to stay with her family, was honored for being the embodiment of "beauty with a purpose" for two decades.

Aishwarya wore a shimmery Roberto Cavalli gown and chose a bold red lip color.

She was accompanied the on stage in London by her mother Brinda, husband Abhishek Bachchan and 3-year-old daughter Aaradhya.

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Knight of Cups - Official Trailer


http://youtu.be/bC-3rnv_b3o
Written & Directed by: Terrence Malick
Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley

Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick’s father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?”