May 5th, 2016


BOOK POST: the 2016 Locus Awards finalists are here!

The Locus Awards are an annual set of literary awards by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 24-26, 2016.

(This is not the award that got rigged by racists/sexists last year, that would be the Hugo)

Women make up ALL the nominations in the "fantasy novel" category this year although weirdly none in the "YA book" category. (there is some discussion of why that is here. tl;dr the Locus nominators don't actually read a lot of YA)

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sources: locus + tweet

have you read any of these, ONTD?

Rumer Willis is Not Happy with Vanity Fair

For photoshopping her jaw

Here's what she had to say:

Any friends of fans of mine who posted this I would appreciate if you took it down. The photographer Photoshopped my face to make my jaw smaller and I find it really offensive for anyone to try and change the way you look so drastically. I love the way I look and I won't support anyone who would feel a need to change the way I look to make me beautiful. Whether or not they realize it, it is a form of bullying, which I won't stand for.


Indian actress Lesley-Ann Brandt bizarrely justifies why she should play Black women

Quick background information -- In South Africa where Lesley Ann is from, any mixed raced person of any racial combination is "Coloured". Some Coloureds are mixed with black, but she is of Indian and European descent

Despite admitting to not being black, Lesley would often suggest herself to play black parts

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RM - wink

Rachel McAdams Attends the “Sonic Sea” New York Screening

Rachel attended a special screening for the documentary “Sonic Sea” yesterday in New York City. The documentary is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution and Rachel is the narrator. The film argues that man-made sound pollution from oil drilling, military sonar and gridlocked shipping lanes are responsible for the increasingly bizarre behavior seen in large aquatic mammals, such as whales being forced from their deep water territories into unfamiliar shallows, which in turn leads to them being washed up on shore.
Rachel attended the screening alongside John Hoffman & David Zaslav from Discovery Channel, Anna Carter & Rhea Suh from Natural Resources Defense Council Board and Graydon Carter (Vanity Fair).

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Gigi Hadid Had $2,000 Manicure for Met Gala

- Customized by manicurist Mar Y Soul using Kiss products
- Gold/chrome nails also had crystals on the underside of her nails

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If you had 2 grand to spare, how would you spend it, ONTD?
band, bleached, music

Kristen Bell opens up about anxiety and depression

- Her mother sat her down at 18 and told her there is a serotonin imbalance that runs in her family.
- Overcompensates with a bubbly persona because she is afraid she won't be liked.
- Got on medication at a young age and still takes it today, and she feels no shame.
- Says that you would never deny a diabetic their insulin, but that there's a double standard when it comes to depression.


Ahh, makes me so happy she opened up about this.

Fifth Harmony x BILLBOARD: Destiny's Children

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The cover shoot was inspired by Herb Ritts' supermodel shoot in 1989. Iconic girl group only.
Edit: The headline is causing so much drama on twitter lmao. 5H power

Source includes a behind the scene video of the cover shoot, an interview with the girls and an article about the power of girl groups in history (Destiny's Child, Pussycat Dolls, Little Mix, Spice Girls and more are mentioned)

Channing Tatum announces Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas

What you can expect in March 2017, if you're 18 or older:

"The experience starts as you enter Club Domina, a real life version of the club at the foundation of "Magic Mike XXL," where men cater to women's desires. The fully re-envisioned cabaret nightclub space will be unlike any other in Las Vegas with three elaborately designed bars, an integrated stage and seating for 450 guests. Expressly created to capture the magnetism of a film franchise that has grossed nearly $300 million, this new venue and its immersive production will be one of the most unique entertainment experiences in Las Vegas."

According to the press release, creator and director Channing Tatum will not perform on stage as Mike. The show will star other people.

Source 1 + 2
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"The Craft" Not A Remake, More Of A Reboot/Sequel

There is a change in direction for the new "The Craft" film after it was announced last year. The new film was said to have been a remake of the 1996 witch film that opened to No. 1 at the box office on May 3 1996.

The film starred Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Rachel True and Neve Campbell as four teenage witches who obtain the ultimate power. Three of the four original actresses voiced their concern for the lack of originality in Hollywood, however Neve Campbell and Rachel True offer support the new project.

Producer Douglas Wick (who also produced the original), has said the film has changed from remake to sort-of sequel.

"There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of The Craft, and how these young women come across this magic many years later."

Filmmaker Leigh Janiak is directing and co-writing the film with Phil Graziedi, and Wick intends on doing Janiak's vision justice.

Wick says Janiak and Graziadei's vision for this film will depict the emotional, psychological lives of a new set of girls after gaining the same magic
in the original film.

Silver King

Massive damage as fire engulfs Black Sails set

- There was a fire at the Cape Town set, evidently causing "massive damage in which at least one of the Black Sails ships burnt", though Starz & Black Sails execs are not revealing which ship it was

- The fire was contained quickly and did not lead to further damage outside of the one destroyed ship according to the CEO of Cape Town Film Studios

- The cause of the fire is unknown

- It took several hours to get the blaze under control

- No one was hurt

- Details regarding what effect this will have on S4 production are completely unknown


oh my god. this is so devastating and heartbreaking. those beautiful ships! hoping they can bounce back quickly from this and that it doesn't lead to any significant delays
Wanda Gasp

Youtuber Vlogger is happy he's trending on Twitter after wife miscarries #silverlining

You may remember (or not cause they're nobodies) this post when Youtube vlogger Johnathan Joly joked about giving his wife a rape drug so he could "make more kids." Well they announced they were 8 weeks pregnant mid April but unfortunately they found out May 4th the fetus is not viable (it stopped growing at 6 weeks). You can watch the video HERE, warning it's pretty sad.

Soon after Anna Saccone revealed their loss on her Snapchat, Jonathan seemed quite happy that his wife's miscarriage was trending on Twitter, as revealed the following tweet. Of course in true douche bag style just hours later (in the vlog) he was already talking about trying again "very shortly".

Source: 1, 2, 3

ONTD do you like to trend on Twitter after suffering a personal loss?

Kate Upton's fiance, Justin Verlander, dropped a reported $1.5 million on that ring

At the Met Gala Kate Upton revealed that she and Detroit Tigers pitcher, Justin Verlander, are engaged. US Weekly had Mark Kenney, vice president of marketing for fine jewelry company Ritani evaluate the ring and he said that it appears to be a round 8-carat diamond “set in a six prong setting with even more diamonds throughout.”

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On Hollywood's whitewash of Asians, Doctor Strange director says he's "listening and learning"

Korean indie director Wonsuk Chin says:

Derrickson displays his Woke Bae™ credentials:

Woke Bae™ with the motivational poster deepness:

What do you guys think? How should Derrickson/Marvel fix the Doctor Strange whitewashing?

Source, source, source, source

House of Chanel Debuts New Collection in Havana, Cuba.

-A hstoric moment, the house of CHANEL debuted their 2016/17 collection with a fashion show that took place on May 3rd, 2016 at the Paseo del Prado in Cuba.
-Among the attendees: Chanel No. 5 supermodel Gisele Bündchen, Vogue's Anna Wintour, actors Vin Diesel, Tilda Swinton and Vanessa Paradis.
-Chanel models Kendall Jenner, Stella Tennant, Mariacarla Boscono, Mica Arganaraz, Lindsey Wixson and Soo Joo Park walked in the Resort 2017 show, dubbed "Coco Cuba."
-Travel limits were lifted on Dec. 17, 2014 after President Obama ordered restoration of full diplomatic relations ending years of cold war hostility with Cuba and Castro's regime that lasted over half a century.

Sources: 1,2

So f***ing beautiful! the iconic Cuban music they chose>>>>>>>>

PRI: K-pop’s gross double standard for women

-Female K-pop stars are victims of a double standard, in the way that they are treated by fans and the entertainment industry, the 'good girl image' they are told to protect, and the access to their personal lives they are expected to provide the public — as oppsed to the boys/men.
-The K-pop empire is arguably the country's biggest export.
-Before their debut, many male + female artists are forced to undergo plastic surgery.
-Nose jobs and double-eyelid surgeries are now common high school graduation presents in Korea.
-Once recruited, future idols sign agreements known as “slave contracts,” which can last over a decade.
-Some K-pop is turning 'feminist' but the authenticity of this brand shift is questionable.

they all just want one thing from a girl
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Roles for Daisy Ridley vs. John Boyega Post-Star Wars

-Daisy and John were both unknowns when they were cast in SW but post-SW their projects differ greatly.
-Daisy currently has 2 lead roles for movies in the works (3 now with Ophelia) while John only has 2 voice acting gigs (one for a rabbit) and as someone's boyfriend in an Emma Watson movie.
-Daisy is currently being offered more opportunities than John so far.
-The difference is reminiscent of Margot Robbie vs. Lupita Nyongo who broke out as Best Picture contenders in the same year but one is being offered more projects than the other.
-Black actors are often cast in heavy make-up roles or voice-acting roles (where they're not black).
-What's happening to John, Lupita, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana (where they all play virtual/sci-fi/in costume characters in upcoming movies) isn't a coincidence~

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fixed my image mods!
this also reminds me of bend it like beckham with keira and parminder

[FS] red lips

Colton Haynes opens up about his anxiety and sexuality

-left teen wolf & arrow because he was more concerned with his own mental/physical health
-has had clinical anxiety his entire life, made him physically ill & faint
-talks about "secret gay past" tumblr post from january and those racy underage photos
-says he is gay, never publicly addressed it (was advised to hide his sexuality early on)
-he also wasn't ready to make any kind of statement; didn't feel like he owed anyone anything
-checked into rehab for anxiety; was in & out of hospitals for following 3 months
-felt like he was acting 24 hours a day
-has been out to friends, family, coworkers, and bosses (calls greg berlanti a close mentor) most of his life
-he's now happier than ever
-starting a clothing line, hoping to do more films and theater

full interview @ source

SVU Promo: The Bachelor Episode is Upon Us (lol it's the UnREAL episode lbr)

Guest stars include the QUEEN Wendie Malick, Larisa Oleynik and Michael Gross, so this should be fun!

ONTD, did you watch last night's ep to see Munch returning? Did you wonder where the hell Munch was the entire time, because he only appeared for 2 seconds? Also, guys, HELP. Now that Person of Interest came back, I remembered what good television is actually like! I spent all last night thinking "what the SHIT have I been watching for a whole year?"



New York Times on Britney: After 8 years in a Conservatorship, is she ready to stand on her own?

The New York Times did a fabulous piece on Britney Spears' life 8 years into the conservatorship and ponders if she's ready to be set free.

- Britney has been under a conservatorship since 2008

- conservatorships are normally reserved for the old, mentally disabled or extremely ill.

click source for full story

Here's a podcast where the writers talk about the story if anybody is interested:

[LOTS] Cara

Charlie Hunnam Eyed For ‘Papillon’ Remake

- Hunnmam take Steve McQueen's role ( a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison)
- movie is based on book "Papillon"(1969) wrote by Henri Charrière
- The 1973 original "Papillion" stars Steve McQueen as Henri "Papillon" Charrière and Dustin Hoffman as Louis Dega

Original version is one of my fav. McQueen movie and i don't need a flop remake. I can't imagine how Hunnam would replace McQueen.

Madonna Claims Met Gala Outfit Was a Political Statement

Blasts critics as ageist and sexist

We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women's rights we are still in the dark ages. My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement. The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. I have never thought in a limited way and I'm not going to start. We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road leas traveled by. Thats how we change history. If you have a problem with the way I dress it is simply a reflection of your prejudice. I'm not afraid to pave the way for all the girls behind me‼ As Nina Simone once said, the definition of freedom is being fearless. I remain Unapologetic and a Rebel ❤ in this life and all the others. Join my fight for Gender. Equality! 🙏🏻

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Do you believe in dressing for your age, ONTD?
[actrs] jai is king

'Dear White People' Series Coming to Netflix

-Justin Simien's Dear White People will be adapted into a series for Netflix
-The 10 episode comedy will be produced by the film's original producers Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev, as well as Devon Shepard from House Of Lies
-No word yet on casting

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Kesha tweets about getting an old demo sold to a kpop idol

An old Kesha demo 'Butterscotch', that was intended to be included on Kesha's debut album, was sold to Krystal (from f(x)) and a snippet of it was released through a Etude House commercial, check out the preview for Krystal's version as well as Kesha's version of the song.

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source: @kesharose / Etude / xMileySmiley95

i'm screaming i tweeted that sm should've bought this song 3 months ago
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Bates Motel 4x9 promo "Forever"

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[synopses for 4x9 and 4x10]
Norman and Norma try to reconnect as they plan for the future; frustrated by Norma’s blind eye, Romero and Dylan decide to take action for Norman’s own good.

As Norman plans a special event for Norma, Romero faces pressure from all sides over his actions. Dylan considers reaching out to Norman, but wants nothing to do with Norma.

The episode was brought to you by aspiring writer Freddie Highmore

Sources:1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Facebook Q&A: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
Cosby Sweater

Meet the Real Housewives of Auckland

- The cast of the next international HW franchise was revealed a few days ago
- Consists of two former models, a socialite, a broadcaster and several businesswomen.
- PR material warns of "enormous egos" and "one stilleto out of place" putting people on blacklists or smth

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I'm already suffering withdrawal from the perfection that was RHOMelbourne this season so bring it on. I hope one of the wives is from South Island or they go there for a vaycay.

Tom Hooper attached to film adaptation of 'Cats' musical

The rumor has been going around in tabloids for a bit, but now a marginally more credible source tells us that Tom Hooper, the director of The King's Speech, Les Miserables and The Danish Girl, will be making an adaptation of the long-running and overlong furry acid trip that is Cats. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is about a bunch of alley cats that prance and dance and sing about life and death and reincarnation and shit. Hooper and the movie producers are supposedly deciding on whether to make their film version with live actors, CGI, or a combination of both (my suggestion: use actual cats!). Regardless, like everything Hooper touches, the adaptation is sure to be dreary, antiseptic and nominated, undeservingly, for a smattering of awards.

As per areusuretho, here's a video that gives you a taste of what the stage version is like (warning: furries):


Kristen Stewart and Soko Have Broken Up (But Might Get Back Together)

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Love is dead: Kristen Stewart and Soko have allegedly broken up.

Kstew, 26, and Soko, 30, were surprisingly public with their love, dropping major PDA like French kissing, holding hands, and Soko sucking Kstew's thumb. Some of Kristen's friends were worried that Soko was dating her for the attention. (What?! I am SHOCKED!)

A reliable banned source (coughUsWeeklycough cough) alleges that the pair's friends think the couple might still get back together.

I didn't realize that Soko was 30. She seems like a 23-year-old hipster.


The Kardashians eyeing a Vegas residency


- Kris Jenner is reportedly considering packing up the whole Kardashian team and setting them up with a residency show in Las Vegas at the Mirage called "Kardashians Live"
-"It would be like a live version of their reality show but also a talk show with special musical guests. "Kris thinks fans will gladly fork over $50 per ticket for a live experience with her famously dysfunctional family."


move over mariah. rip britney. talent is coming..
romy and michele's high school reunion

Ryan Murphy Anthology Series "Feud" Ordered at FX


First Season will Star Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis during the What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? shoot
supporting cast: Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis, and Dominic Burgess


Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo

After two weeks of negotiating, it's been confirmed by Deadline that Alden Ehrenreich will be portraying Han Solo in the 2018 Stars Wars anthology film, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Alden's an unknown with a pretty impressive resume, who was also discovered by Steven Spielberg at a bar mitzvah. Also confirmed that it came down to Alden, Taron Egerton, and Jack Reynor.

I'll take it tbh

Marvel Will Retitle "Infinity Wars Part 1 & Part 2"

- Russo Brothers revealed that Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 will be renamed
- They haven't figured out the new titles yet
- Says both movies will be different, so titling it Part 1 & Part 2 is misleading

Source: UPROXX

Discussion post!

Scandal 5x21 Promo "That's My Girl" (HD) Season Finale

"That's My Girl" (Season Finale) - As each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. Meanwhile, Cyrus is presented with damaging information that could alter the presidential race entirely, on the season finale of “Scandal,” Thursday, May 12th on ABC.

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