November 13th, 2016

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CoD gets Phelps and other(s) for their new promos

Summary from YT:
When the most-decorated athlete on Earth heads to space there’s only one thing standing between him and victory – his irreverent, trigger-happy teammate who not only steals his kill but teaches him a lesson on how to lose.

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Sources: YT1. YT2.

I haven't played CoD in years. Might take it up again now.
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Celebrities at the 8th Annual Governors Awards*

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*The Governors Awards are honorary Oscars given out by AMPAS, the awards body behind the Oscars. Going to them is a good way to schmooze with AMPAS members and hustle for votes.

This year's honourees were: Jackie Chan (actor/producer/director/martial artist), Anne V. Coates (editor), Lynn Stalmaster (casting director) and Frederick Wiseman (director/producer)
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Kendall Shares Behind the Scenes of Her Lingerie Shoot

Kendall was featured in La Perla's racy, feminist-inspired (?) Spring 2017 ad campaign, and they recently shared the photos as well as a behind the scenes vid:

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Emmy Rossum threatened with gas chamber by Trump supporters.

Supporters of the Orange Plague keep it classy by threatening Emmy Rossum shorty after she tweeted about being Jewish.

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Paramore in Legal Battle with Ex-Bassist

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Paramore has been embroiled in a legal dispute with ex-bassist Jeremy Davis (pictured on left) since February of this year. A summary:
- Davis left the band in Dec. 2015 for unknown reasons
- Legal battle began in Feb. 2016 just months after he left, suggesting the split was not amicable
- Background: Paramore is owned by Varoom Whoa, a business entity which is in turn supposedly exclusively owned by Hayley.
- In Feb. 2016, Varoom Whoa preemptively sues Jeremy, to make the distinction that he is an employee of Paramore and not a business partner. As a partner, he would be entitled to more profits/royalties/etc. both from his time in the band and moving forward
- In March 2016, Jeremy countersues Varoom Whoa, Hayley, Taylor, and the band's business managers, saying he should be considered a partner.
- In court documents obtained by the Daily Mail, the band downplays his creative contributions, stating "Plaintiff is not listed as a co-author of any musical compositions embodied on the album Paramore, with the exception of a partial, one-minute-ninety-second interlude entitled 'Interlude: Holiday,' which is only available as part of the liner notes included with a purchase of the entire Paramore album, but not individually purchased singles."
- Jeremy is asking for the copyrights on songs to be changed to include his name, in addition to Hayley and Taylor's. Claims that he contributed to the funk sound of "Ain't It Fun," and that they agreed to share authorship over all the songs on the self-titled
- Jeremy's countersuit claims he "suffered substantial monetary damages as a result of Defendants' unlawful conduct, including, but not limited to, being excluded from participating in income arising from royalties, licensing, and other monies generated from the musical compositions and sound recordings embodied on the album Paramore."

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Sources: Daily Mail | The Tennessean | AP
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Demi is Dating UFC Fighter Luke Rockhold

Just months are splitting with up Wilmer Valderrama, Demi Lovato has been linked to yet another new man: UFC fighter and model, Luke Rockhold.

The pair met at the Unbreakable Performance Center in Los Angeles, where Demi trains and works out daily. An insider told E! News that it's "pretty new and fun at this point," and that "she is not looking for something that serious, but if something evolves naturally over time she is willing to go with it and explore it."

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Tom Ford didn't know what homosexuality was until he was 17

The American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter and film producer has admitted that before he moved to NY he didn't know the concept existed.

He also said he had happy relationships with women, but when moved to NY at age 17 he realized he was gay.

Ford is now married to Richard Buckley and has a 4-year-old son.


Little Mix's interview + photoshoot with The Sun

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Kamala Khan gets her own Funko Pop, but good luck getting one

Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, has gotten her first Funko Pop, but some fans are unhappy that such a popular character is a Walgreens exclusive because it can be difficult finding them at their stores and "flippers" are selling them online at higher prices.

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BBC's Black and British Season Trailer

A landmark season of programming exploring the rich culture and history of black Britain

Throughout the month of Novemeber the BBC are hosting a season of programing celbrating Black Britons, their cultrure and history. There is a large program of content ranging from television, radio and online all of which can be found here including:Black and B

Black and British: A Forgotten History: A four part documentart series with historian historian David Olusoga It reveals the history and relationship of Britain and people of the disapora stretching as far back as the Romans.

Black is the New Black: Black Britons talking about what it's like to be black and British in the 21st century. (Airing tonight at 10pm on BBC2)

Back In Time For Brixton:Giles Coren takes a modern day family back in time as they live though the decades from th arrival of Windrush 1948 to the present day.

Will Britain Ever Have A Black Prime Minister?: Actor David Harewood (Supergirl, Homeland) takes a hard hitting look at whether we will ever see a black PM and the glass cellings faced by Black Britons entering top professions. (Airing tonight at 9pm on BBC2)

Life And Death The Pentecostal Way: Docuemntary on one of the UK's oldest Black Pentecostal churches.

Black Nurses: The Women who Saved the NHS: Documentary on black nurses from around the Commenwealth who "respondended tot he call of the mother country"  and were at the heart of founding the NHS as we know it.
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Source: Youtube, BBC (words parpharsed by me)
Mods: I've added two versions of the trailer just in case they are blocked outside of the UK.
ITV2 are also showing a number of comedy and entertainment shows helmed by BAME talent, the details of which can be found here.
The BFI are celebrating all things Black Cinema with BFi Black Star.

I shed a tear half way through the trailer just because I realised this is proably the first time I've ever really felt like I've recognised and/or been represented watching something on British television.
(Happy belated BHM to all my fellow Black British ONTDers! Did any of you make it to Gal Dem's BHM takeover at the V&A?)
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The Bataclan concert hall reportedly denied entry to two members of Eagles of Death Metal

November 13th marked the 1-year anniversary of the terrorist attack in Paris.

'Eagles of Death Metal' manager says two members of the band, including frontman Jesse Hughes, were denied entry @ Bataclan. The venue’s co-director Jules Frutos said he threw them out, and that 'there are things you can’t forgive'.

The band's frontman was heavily criticized for his reaction to the 2015 attacks because of his anti-Muslim comments, he criticized France's strict gun control policies, and also suggested that the Bataclan security was in on the attacks.

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Taylor Swift's stalker arrested after he followed her all the way to Texas

Frank Andrew Hoover was arrested by Austin PD and the police docs say he'd been disturbing the Swift family for months leading up to her Formula 1 concert , writing her father letters saying that "without him she'll continue to have failed relationships" and that "without her he walks this earth alone"
Tswift already got a restraining order against hoover which required him to stay 500 feet away from her but he broke it , the night of the show by allegedly following her motorcade from the track to the airport where a private jet was waiting for Taylor and her parents.
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Paul Feig set to direct sci-fi comedy about a female engineer and her robot clone

'Turned On' will explore the funny side of humanity's relationship with artificial intelligence by following a socially awkward female engineer who creates an android version of herself to be her stand in, but things go wrong when the droid starts to become self-aware.

Screenplay by Charlie Kesslering


In positive news: SKAM, a show focused on female friendship and lgbt themes is blowing up online

Skam (previously mentioned in this post) is a youth drama about a group of friends attending high school in Oslo. The main this season is Isak, a 17 year old boy (played by an actual 17 year old) who has fallen in love, and has to come to terms with his sexuality as well as his relationship with his bro friends.

The relationship between Isak and his crush Even has become a huge hit and the show is now spreading like wildfire, with even former glee actor Kevin McHale expressing his distress at the shows week long hiatus.

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People magazine editor defends glamorous Donald Trump cover

A follow up to this

In a staff memo, People editor-in-chief Jess Cagle explained and defended the reasoning behind his decision, saying that:

- it's in no way a celebration or endorsement of a "deeply polarizing figure"
- continus to stand by Natasha (People writer Natasha Stoynoff was physically attacked by Trump in 2005), and her attack is mentioned on the story
- it seemed wrong choosing anyone other than the president-elect on the cover
- the magazine celebrates tolerance and inclusion, no matter who's president

Some of the things Cagle doesn't realize:
- the problem isn't just Trump being on the cover but giving him the 'glamour-shot treatment'
- this person sexually assaulted one of their own writers, advocates hate and promised to crack down on the free press, and the best cover/story People can come up with is "his life, his family, and his astonishing journey"

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Pretty Little Liars Farewell Letter by Shay Mitchell

In an emotional youtube video on her channel, Shay reflects on her experience on the set of PLL, shares her mix of emotions at the series' end, and gives thanks to the cast, writers, and fans.

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This wasn't posted in the PLL goodbye roundup post - it didn't go up until November.
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Christoph Waltz on Trump: You can’t unsay what has been said

- After a reporter asked him if maybe we should give Trump a chance as President, Christoph Waltz goes off
- Says we shouldn't just forget all the horrible things he said during his campaign
- Ends it with saying "If Trump is successful with what he announced during his campaign, it's the end of the line".


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Salem co-creator Adam Simon discusses episode 3X02

Highlights from the video:

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* Mary's been resurrected and sent on a suicide mission to use the ability she has as the boy's physical mother to destroy the body that he's in. She ends up failing the final test and looks like she'll be getting her plan B, which is a swift return to the grave.

* Isaac's story is almost like a pre-colonial procedural crime show, "Isaac investigates". Isaac is a bit of a dog with a bone, despite being repeatedly told to let it go. Little does he know it's a crime that leads to the doorstep of Mercy, whom he desperately wants to find and get at.

* Mercy took over the ramshackle brothel and has really changed it and is running it her own way. There's a bit of chemistry between her and Hathorne, it's the beginning of a very interesting relationship between two very unexpected characters.


Salem airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on WGN America.
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The straight-washing of the French movie 'The Dancer'

The Dancer (La danseuse) is directed by Stéphanie di Giusto and tell the story of Loïe Fuller (read her wiki here), an icon of la Belle Epoque. And it's widely known that Gabrielle Bloch was her partner for many years.

Apparently for the director that's something not important. Stéphanie says she needed a male presence in a film full of women, so gave herself the liberty of coming up with a male interest that never existed, Louis Dorsay (played by Gaspard Ulliel).

"Loïe Fuller was homosexual and it was important for me not to make it the subject of the film"

There's one "lesbian moment" in the film, a kiss between Loïe Fuller and her rival Isadora Duncan, which according to this writer aims to humiliate the potential lesbian desire of Loïe - [Spoiler (click to open)]Isadora lets her kiss, asks her to undress and leaves her naked, abandoned.

When directly asked about the criticism that the movie is lesbophobic, she says that didn't wanna make 'Loïe Fuller a militant of her homosexuality,' and that in 1900 homosexuality in artistic contexts did not matter. That was her decision as a director.

Also adds that her relationship with Gabrielle was more 'intellectual', again mentions that didn't wanna make her some kind of gay activist (because portraying her as she really was automatically makes her a militant/activist?)

It has no release date in the US yet (not listed on imdb, at least). The movie stars SoKo as Fuller plus Lily-Rose Depp, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Amanda Plummer and Denis Ménochet.

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