October 4th, 2016

Utada Hikaru Clinches #1 Position on Oricon Weekly Sales with 253,000 Physical Copies

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As previously reported, Utada Hikaru was initially in a dead heat against EXILE for the #1 weekly position on the Oricon (Japan's most notable physical sales chart). Two days after the release of her comeback album Fantôme, her album was less than 2,000 units away from overtaking EXILE's best/collection album EXTREME BEST. Despite EXILE's marketing strategy which includes three different editions and purchase incentives, Hikki was able to surpass Fantôme was able to surpass EXTREME BEST on its third day and increased the gap as the week continued. By the end of the charting week, Oricon reported that Fantôme has sold 253,000 copies. This makes Fantôme the best selling album released by a female soloist this year in Japan. The previous holder of this title was likely Kana Nishino's JUST LOVE with 126,000 units (But don't take my word for granted, this is based off of the largest female soloist album release I can think of within this year). This also marks Utada Hikaru's 8th consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Oricon weekly charts. Finally, this also makes Fantôme the second highest selling album of the year released by a female soloist worldwide (Beyoncé currently holds the top position with Lemonade).

It should be noted that Oricon is strictly a physical sales chart within Japan, so all digital sales as well as physical copies sold internationally are not included in this sales number. Considering the relative international success of Fantôme on iTunes as a Japanese album with no intentional promotion beyond east Asia as well as her digital singles' longevity on the domestic digtal charts, one can only imagine how much higher her sales would be with the inclusion of digital sales (Which would be unknown until RIAJ releases its list of certifications for a ballpark number).

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good to see that idol-based marketing gimmicks aren't necessary to sell well in the japanese music scene. japan really needs to do something about having a reliable digital chart though.
Cheese

Candace Cameron's Daughter Passes Her Audition for "The Voice"




She managed to get Adam to turn his chair around while singing "Can't Help Falling in Love". Candace and family (minus Kirk) were backstage to support her and apparently Bob Saget and John Stamos had a videotaped message of support for Natasha Bure.

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rita got ha shook!! louis walsh backtracks!

follow up to this important post



- after slamming ontd fave rita ora for being less pop star,more clothes horse, xtra factor hosts rylan clark-neal and matt edmondson called him out over his comments
- putting him on the spot, they ask him to explain the comments live on air. louis stuttered on the phone as he tried to answer the question
- "i wasn't dissing her at all, i think she's a an amazing style icon. she's doing the big show in america , america's next top model. i may have been misquoted and i think she's great singer and she's got star quality."

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fat louie

A$AP Rocky, Zayn Malik, and Beyoncé land on Business of Fashion 500 list for the first time

The Business of Fashion (BoF) 500 list includes the most influential people in fashion, from celebrities to designers and photographers who have made significant contributions to the industry. For 2016, the BoF500 is more diverse than ever before. Some of this year's new entrants: Beyoncé, ZAYN, Jaden and Willow Smith, A$AP Rocky, CL, Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham. Check the full list here.





S O U R C E: Complex Style + BoF's instagram
It isn't a best dressed list.

What did Hillary Clinton pinky promise Demi Lovato?!

Queen of Pop and #Confident super star took to Twitter moments ago for an impromptu fan Q&A where she revealed many things fans didn't actually know!







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She's honestly so fucking cute and doesn't deserve the hate she gets.

Source: Demi's Twitter
Taylor Boa

Taylor Swift donates to Habitat for Humanity and The Life of a Single Mom.

As part of a $1 million dollar pledge to help Louisiana recover Taylor donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity and The Life of a Single Mom.






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ONTD when will your favs raise awareness by publicly donating to charities?

Ben Stiller reveals secret battle with prostate cancer




  • Was diagnosed with "immediately aggressive" prostate cancer two years ago

  • Had surgery to remove his prostate soon after diagnosis

  • Credits his doctor who chose to give him a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test during a yearly physical. The test can find prostate cancer sooner than other tests

  • He came forward with his diagnosis to encourage all men to get a PSA test to find prostate cancer before it's too advanced

Source, Tweet
Salieri is not amused

New Yorker releases scathing review of "Birth of a Nation"



Key highlights: Says the film fails as art and as propaganda. Likens it to a conventional superhero flick arc. "The climactic action of the revolt is not entirely unlike those city-smashing scenes out of something by Marvel: all bravado, very little of the spirit."

-Says the female characters are reduced to just catalysts for actions the men carry out.

-Says we do a disservice to talented black filmmakers like Ava DuVerynay, Ryan Coogler and Barry Jenkins by "extending undue credit to bad art."

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bayonetta

Maria Sharapova's 24 month ban reduced to 15 on appeal

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- Sharapova was banned after testing positive for Meldonium
- Admitted to talking the substance after it's ban in January 2016 because she didn't check that the link of newly banned substances
- She said she had been taking the substance since 2006 for her health
- She will be free to play again from 26th April 2017

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ngl I half expected a reduction, but not such a big reduction.
Batfleck

ONTD Original: TV's Most Insufferable Children & Teens

When shows run for long periods of time, it's inevitable that eventually a child will be introduced into the story, or if you're unlucky enough, that show will have had an annoying child from the beginning. Let's take a look at some of TV's most annoying children that make you want to give up on your favorite shows.

Manny Delgado (Modern Family)

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Manny Delgado, portrayed by Rico Rodriguez, is the son of Gloria Pritchett and her ex-husband, Javier. He has a taste for the finer things in life, such as bubble baths and espresso. While this isn't any annoying trait in itself, whenever Manny is on screen with his espresso cups boasting about a new black and white film he's just seen, you want to punch him in his face.

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ONTD, what children/teens on TV do you find the most annoying?
ouija

The 27 (5) Halloween Specials You Need To Watch Before Oct. 31st

In preparation of Halloween 2016, Buzzfeed has listed 27 Halloween T.V. Specials you must watch to get you in the mood for October 31st. Your O.P. here is super biased and picked her faves.

1. Boy Meets World, “And Then There Was Shawn.”

The gang finds themselves locked in the school, all alone, during detention. This memorable episode plays off the movie Scream.

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favorite halloween episodes, otnd?
king bryan

Ben Affleck announces name of standalone Batman film



The "Mallrats" actor who recently got his big break playing the comic book character "Batman" has announced a possible name for his standalone film.

“I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’," the old man said in an interview with the Associated Press. "At least that’s what we are going with now."

“I might change it, I think that’s about it right now, that’s all I got,” he said.

“We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it and I assure you that when there’s anything that develops you’ll hear about it,” Affleck said.

The thespian is in need of a hit after The Batman VS The Superman was poorly received on the world wide web.

Source: The Variety

Commenters on the ONTD, are you excited about The Batman?
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Britney talks Glory, Madonna, younger guys and moar



Britney's British promo tour concluded with an in studio appearance on the daytime talk show, Loose Women where Brit got loose (oblig) and talked about the making of her amazing new album Glory, what say her sons had in it, and also what types of guys she's into these days #cougarney.

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Source 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clwf2pJCFUQ
Source 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxqwsOSHq4s
Source 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpUBHHTcRj0
Sabrina (12)

Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover of Vanity Fair and British GQ


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Vanity Fair
British GQ - 1 & 2
Jimmy Gretchen

Salaries of TV’s Top Talent Revealed


estimated per episodes
DRAMA
01. Lauren Graham & Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) - $750.000
02. Mark Harmon (NCIS) - $525.000
03. Kevin Spacey & Robin Wright (House of Cards) / the main cast of GOT - $500.000
04. Claire Danes (Homeland) / Mariska Hargitay (L&O:SVU) - $450.000
05. Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy) - $400.000
the rest at the source

estimated per episodes
COMEDY
01. the main cast of TBBT - $1M
02. Dwayne Johnson (Ballers) - $400.000
03. Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) / Emma Stone & Jonah Hill (Maniac) - $350.000
04. the cast of The Simpsons - $315.000
05. Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) - $275.000
the rest at the source

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Melissa Etheridge Defends Brad Pitt



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“It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship and your rights to your children and do it as purposefully as I see it’s being done,”

“I’ve gone through family courts. I've been twice around this block, and I know it really well, and I know when there's some forethought to just how mean and just how you're going to put disinformation out there first.”

“I really hope that he reaches back out. There are a lot of us who haven’t seen him in 10 years.”

“We all lost a friend.”
FIRE

Davey Wavey's latest video looks at fat shaming in the gay community

In a new video produced by gay YouTube star Davey Wavey, he features a gay magazine editor from Amsterdam who talks about the fat shaming he's been subjected to over the years by other gay men, and the impact it's had on him. Martijn used to be very insecure about his looks, saying that he "could not equate being overweight with being happy," and he found that dating on gay social media apps was hard.



In one instance, a guy he messaged responded, asking Martijn if he really thought he had a chance to date someone who looked like him. Although it took him a long time, Martijn says that he now no longer feels ashamed about his looks, and that there are plenty of hot guys who are into him.

Source: YouTube

Do you feel insecure about your looks when you go to gay bars?
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Britney Spears is totally here for Adele joining her in Vegas!

Promo Queen Britney continues with an interview on Australia's Sunrise.



- Recent rumors suggest Adele might be looking to get a Vegas residency. When asked about it Spears was super excited about the possibility.

- The love is mutual. Adele said in an interview this year that one of her goals was to make it to Vegas to catch Britney's show!

- Her latest album Glory is like her baby she made sure to be more hands on

- Talks about her kids & being scared about their teenage years. The oldest one is in that stage where he thinks his mom isn't cool and he knows everything.

- Looks back on some of her iconic looks over the years. Would she repeat any of them?

source http://youtube.com/watch?v=jIc3Y9OwJT8

‘Taboo’ – A New Look at Tom Hardy’s FX Mini-Series



Set in 1813, a rogue adventurer James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns home to London after a 10-year excursion in Africa. His homecoming marks the beginning of a mysterious mission that pits him against the powerful East India Company.

The 8 episode miniseries will premiere early 2017 on FX.

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Iwata

Filming for Spider-Man: Homecoming Wraps

today is the last day of filming on #spidermanhomecoming and i am all sorts of emotional. thank you to everyone involved for this incredible experience. i am so grateful for you all. love you the most spidey fam @zendaya @tomholland2013 @lifeisaloha @tonyrevolori @hazosterfield @jnwtts ❤️❤️❤️

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They also went to a Cirque de Soleil thing a few days before that

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lol at Tony Revolori's
Sabrina (12)

Nicholas Hoult in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Current War'




- Hoult would play inventor Nikola Tesla, while Cumberbatch will play Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon will play George Westinghouse
- Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will direct
- Jake Gyllenhaal was first attached to play Tesla Westinghouse

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Iiris

Musical producer Lucian Piane defends Trump + is a mess


- Says he is NOT voting for Hilary;
- Defends """anti-political correctness"""
- Says Trump is more trustworthy than Clinton
- Says LGBT issues is nowhere near one the most important factors for deciding this election.

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Mr.Met

TORONTO BLUE JAYS ARE OFF TO THE ALDS!




The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles in the Wild Card game in an 11-inning nail biter. The game went tied into the 11th Edwin Encarnacion hit a 3 run homer to get the win.

This win sets the stage for a rematch of last year's American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers, where Jose Bautista gave one of the most epic bat flips in MLB history:


The Rangers kind of got their revenge this year when Rougned Odor punched the daylights out of Joey Bats:


Tomorrow is the second Wild Card game with the Mets facing off against the Giants at Citi Field in an epic pitcher's duel. Winner faces the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS later this week. Catch it at 8pm on ESPN!




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Please baseball gods, please let this happen for the Mets. Jays need to extend their hometown luck to us goddamit! Congrats Toronto!!