January 13th, 2017

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Author Joseph Boyden comes out of hiding, admits to making "mistakes" about indigenous ancestry





  • Author Joseph Boyden is a huge CanLit superstar and has won 2/3 of the major Canadian book awards.

  • Previously claimed to have Ojibway/Cree heritage and has written books featuring characters from that background

  • In December a video came out pointing out that over the years Boyden has claimed ever-shifting tribal affiliations including Métis, Mi’kmaq, Ojibway and Nipmuc

  • APTN then did an exposé revealing that though Boyden claims to be indigenous on his father's side, a paternal uncle of Boyden's did an interview in the 60s revealing that he pretended to be indigenous but was fully white

  • Boyden finally came out of hiding and only agreed to be interviewed by the Globe & Mail if he was allowed to choose a reporter. Continues to claim he's indigenous (now saying he's Ojibway and Nipmuc), but is how saying that he is going to back away from being a "spokesperson" for Canadian indigenous communities

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What a mess...  ONTD have you ever lied about your race for profit?

Also...late night book post?
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First Look at The Defenders + EW Cover





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So far, showrunner Marco Ramirez has only revealed the name of her; Alexandra.

He also revealed that the 4 "defenders" meet when they arrive separately at the offices of Midland Circle, get trapped in the middle of a corridor and must fight their way past a group of enemies.


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Nintendo Switch release date announced



The next Nintendo console will launch globally on March 3, 2017 for $299.99 in North America. It will come with the console, L and R Joy-Con (New controller with a ton of useless features), Joy-Con wrist straps, Joy-Con grip, the Nintendo Switch dock, HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. The Pro Controller will be available separately. In addition, one model with come with grey controllers, and another model with one neon red and one neon blue. Both versions will be the same suggested retail price.

Titles announced:
-1-2 Switch
-Arms (lol)
-Mario Odyssey.
-Splatoon 2.
-Zelda: Breath of the Wild
-Xenoblade Chronicles 2
-Fire Emblem Warriors
-New entry in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise
-Skyrim
-Dragon Quest X and XI
-Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2
-Just Dance 2017
-FIFA
-Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
-Sonic Mania

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Disney negotiating with Carrie Fisher's estate over Leia's continued presence in Star Wars franchise


According to reports Disney has started negotiations with Carrie Fisher's estate about the continued presence of Leia in the franchise. At the time of Fisher's death she had completed all of her work on Episode VIII. Princess Leia was rumored to have a big part in the yet unfilmed Episode IX which led many to believe that the negotiations are about recreating her likeness digitally like they did with Peter Cushing in Rogue One. However, reporting mentioned that it is also possible that they are merely discussing continuing to use her likeness in future merchandising, promotional material, games, etc. citing the fact that Robin Williams had banned the commercial use of his image until 2039.

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With Episode VIII less than a year away and them tactlessly beginning negotiations so soon this being about merch is possible... or in the words of WHM do you think they're planning on "taking the Polar Express to the uncanny valley"?
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South Korean Zombie Thriller TRAIN TO BUSAN - Blu-Ray and DVD release + Clip and Stills



TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there.


The South Korean Blockbuster will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 17th! Bonus material includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes.


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Broadway artists unite with a show to celebrate Demi Lovato's hits!

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Grammy Award Nominee, humanitarian and vocalist of our generation Demi Lovato is being honoured by Broadway stars next month!

Join Feinstein’s/54 Below and award winning performer and composer Tim Realbuto as they honor the music of multi-platinum recording artist and pop icon Demi Lovato! Realbuto (Ghostlight; Wunderkind; Mean the musical) and a slew of Broadway and television’s brightest stars will come together to celebrate the multiple award winning superstar in an evening featuring the pop sensation’s biggest hits (with a Broadway spin, of course).

Ticket sales from the evening’s event will help benefit the Save The Music Foundation, an organization that helps raise money to continue music education in public schools.

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You can grab tickets to "MADE OF GLASS" here

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ONTD, have you had a show dedicated to you before?


Sources: Playbill, 54Below
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MLB's Matt Garza to Jess Chastain's concerns about birth control coverage: "It's called abstinence."

Last night, the Republicans started their tyranny by rejecting an amendment that would require health insurance companies to cover birth control. Jessica Chastain tweeted this about it:



To which Matt Garza of the Milwaukee Brewers responded:




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Reviews for A Series of Unfortunate Events are In!


Thinks the series is a perfect fit for the fake news age
Feels like a musical
Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket makes the show
Not all of the books necessitate being split over two episodes


No complaints, only praise
NPH's Olaf is 'more grotesque and more banal than Carrey's'
Best to savor, not binge


Stays true to the spirit of the series
Great world-building

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what do you think so far, ontd? spoilers behind a cut, please! I just finished the first episode, [Spoiler (click to open)]wasn't expecting Cobie Smulders and GOB as the parents!
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Leigh Anne Pinnock of Little Mix is dating footballer Andre Gray



*Leigh Anne started seeing Premier League striker for Burnley FC Andre Gray back in July, they first met in May then went on vacation to Ibiza together in July (a post mentioned their relationship back in November).

*Leigh previously dated another footballer(some nobody Jordan Kiffin) for 3 years before they split in June.

*Gray's ex-girlfriend of 6 years claims she moved to London over the summer to be with him, then Andre said he needed some space and soon after she heard he was dating Leigh-Anne. Claims she thought they were just on a break lol.

*But Gray insists he ended the relationship before he and Leigh Anne made it official+ even quotes from his ex at source make it seem like she was hoping they'd get back together, not that they were officially still together when he hooked up with Leigh Anne.

*Apparently she and Gray are still on good terms though and while she's upset there's no hard feelings as he 'was a great boyfriend' (but she's still mad about him seeing Leigh Anne while they were still together??).

*Andre got into controversy when recieved a four match ban for tweeting that gay people should 'burn' and 'die' + some colorist tweets. But since apologsied (ex-gf was with him throughout this, trash).

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He's trash and doesn't deserve her.
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MJ Whitewashing episode with lesser Fiennes is pulled from air




Sky has decided to pull the episode of 'Urban Myths' after Paris Jackson expressed her disgust. Claims it wasn't an easy decision but felt it was the right one. Could have saved a lot of money just not doing it but whatever.

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Priyanka Chopra rushed to hospital after Quantico injury



The Quantico actress was rushed to the hospital after she slipped during a stunt and fell on her head.

She suffered a concussion and is reportedly resting at home.

Quantico's production hasn't been shut down (source).

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My bb :(

Have you ever been injured at work?

Comic book post: Watchmen inches closer to DC this April!

Last May comic fans flipped their shit when the biggest twist in the modern era was revealed in the opening of DC's Rebirth: Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan exists in the DCU and has altered everything, seemingly being the reason the New 52 existed and fucked everything up. Part of that revealation saw Batman find the bloody smiley face button in the Batcave. How it got there has been a mystery DC hasn't bothered to answer until now. Starting in April, Batman and Flash will try answering that question in a crossover titled "The Button." Taking place in Batman & Flash #21 and #22, your new favorite duo begin invesigating where it came from when an "unwelcomed" third-party joins the fun and makes everything cray. DC ends their official description of the story with: "The countdown starts here!"

Batman 21-22 comes from the team of Tom King and Jason Fabok, with Flash 21-22 by Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter. All four issues will have 3D covers too if you care about that sort of thing.

DC also looks to finally be revealing that Ozymandias is Mr. Oz is as well if the solicits for April's Action Comics are any indication.

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things are happening!!
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Celebrities Warn Woody Harrelson About his Live-Streamed Film


  • Justin Timberlake: "Well, that's fucking stupid."

  • Liam Hemsworth: *caveman chortle* "You can't make miracles happen!"

  • IRL Disney Prince Charming James Marsden reads a George Orwell quote: "There are some ideas so wrong, that only a very intelligent person could believe in them."

  • Robert Redford Ted Danson tries to say it's fantastic but laughs throughout it.

  • Jennifer Lawrence: "You've had so many bad ideas, but this is by far the worst one."



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Do y'all think Woody can do it?
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Andre Holland joins Steve McQueen's Widows

- Andre Holland joins Steve Mcqueen's heist thriller Widows, starring Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo
- script will be cowritten by McQueen and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
- plot: "four widows attempt to complete heist that their husbands died trying to pull off"

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Austin Armacost comes out as asexual



Austin Armacost, known for being Marc Jacobs' ex, revealed recently that he is asexual. He talks about how after the split from his husband, he tried Grindr but hookups are not for him. He doesn't do one night stands or have sex even after 4 to 5 dates. He doesn't care about the physical and instead is all about intelligence, laughter, and kindness, describing himself as an a "nun in bed."

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celebrity big brother discussion post?

Messy movie studio alert: The behind the scenes tale of Monster Trucks

It's mid-January and you know what that means: shitty movies studios don't want (or probably ever wanted) get tossed to audiences more interested in catching up with late-December releases and award season contenders. One such film is Paramount's Monster Trucks, out today, which deals with cars being powered by monsters. Yes really. Paramount had no idea what to do with this film, though, as its behind the scenes tale shows.

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whats your favorite messy behind the scenes story, ontd?
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Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmoker, Alicia Keys & More Headline Houston Livestock And Rodeo, etc.

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fifth harmony are prospering and booking all those events as headliners while some ex-member has her booking info in her twitter bio


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Khloe Kardashian Rather Eats a Fish Eye Than Say Whether OJ Did It

On the Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts segment of James Cordon's Late Late show, Khloe was asked several questions such as which show she thought is the worst: Rob & Chyna, I Am Cait or Sex with Brody. She answered the question, and didn't have to eat cod sperm. But when she was asked whether she thinks OJ did it, Khloe chose to eat a fish eye instead of answering the question:




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Octavia Spencer Offers Free Screening of Hidden Figures For In-Need Families

Caption: Tomorrow I've bought the 8pm showing of #hiddenfigures the rave Baldwin hills. If you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can't afford it have them come. It's first come first served. My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings. So, I'm honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend Pass the word.

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This is so sweet of her.
kehlani

Steve Harvey Defends Meeting with Donald Trump


  • They met on Friday afternoon to discuss problems in the inner cities (something Trump is very passionate about...)

  • Steve feels like he's following Obama's orders


  • Harvey also addressed the outrage against his blatant racist jokes against Asian men: "We laughed a little bit. I haven't been laughing that much over the past few days, they're kind of beating me up on the internet for no reason, but that's life."

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Were you ever so unaware of your racism that you've become a victim, ONTD?
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Living Single revival in the works




-The QUEEN is working on reviving Living Single
-It would be ideal to get the original cast back together
-No deals have been made with anyone or any networks, it is just in the very early stages

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Do you think God will grace us with a Living Single revival this year ONTD?
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CBB Day 11: The housemates get 3 new siblings while saying goodbye to 2




-The housemates are given an opportunity to anonomously give rewards and punishments to each other
-Spiedi rewards James with a Jedward performance and punish him with being alone in a room with Jedward
-Stacy punishes Jasmine by having her read 3 mean tweets about herself which causes Jasmine to break down crying
-After eviction the housemates are made to vote on the "who is the dullest housemate" that has a shocking twist

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SKAM Officially Geo-Blocked For International Audiences Due To Music Licence Agreement Violations

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NRK's statement in English:
We want to thank our international fans and followers who have embraced «SKAM». We are blown away by your dedication – it is something we never expected. That is why it hurts to tell you guys that due to a necessary clarification with the music right holders, «SKAM» will until further notice not be available outside Norway. We are working hard to figure out how to solve this issue so that the fans can continue to enjoy «SKAM» from where they are. Thank you for your patience and dedication. Alt er love. <3

● Basically, NRK has received complaints from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) that the music rights they've secured for the show are being violated because of the huge international following.
● The agreements NRK has signed for the use of music in Skam give NRK the right to publish content just for Norwegians in Norway and abroad and not for international audiences.
● As of this morning, the episodes on the website and all individual clips have been geo-blocked until they figure something out.

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With the kind of soundtrack the show has (awesome Spotify playlist here), this was to be expected, lbr. Hopefully, they'll come to an agreement before season 4 airs. Either way, it's the internet. They can't do much to stop the illegal viewing.

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Trailer for the Tangled TV Movie Sequel



Titled Tangled: Before Ever After, the sequel will see the return of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in their respective roles. Basically, Rapunzel's hair grows back and it's apparently impossible to cut and they have to figure out why. Takes place before the other 2012 short film. The dark-haired chick is Cassandra, voiced by Broadway actress Eden Espinosa. She's supposed to be a friend of Rapunzel's. The sequel airs in March.

This is only the beginning. They're making a TV series, too.

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Just an excuse to make a Tangled icon.
Hocus Pocus: Just a litte bit of

Emerald City 1x04 Promo

"Science and Magic"



Dorothy (Adria Arjona) and Lucas (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) are approached by a mysterious young girl who has lost her way. Following a tragic accident, Tip (Jordan Loughran) finds herself caught between two powerful forces - Glinda (Joely Richardson) and West (Ana Ularu). Elsewhere, the Wizard (Vincent D'Onofrio) pays a visit to a village and exacts his authority over its citizens. Meanwhile, Jack (Gerran Howell) has a life-changing experience that leads him on a surprising new path with a unique woman (guest star Stefanie Martini). 

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Mmhmm where's my King of the Forest tho?

Lucasfilm addresses the rumors that they're considering a CGI Leia for future films


We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars.

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Does this make anyone who was worried earlier feel better?
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Fifth Harmony New Album: Lead Single Before Summer, More R&B


Fifth harmony choreographer Sean Bankhead also liked this comment left on the group instagram account: "RnB Harmony rise"



if they have an album full of bops (WI, AIMH, WFH & BBW) while inserting some r&b jams (voicemail, bo$$, GN & reflection)...


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Legendtina Puts All Your Favs to Shame with "Stormy Weather"



Xtina performs "Stormy Weather" at ABC’s Taking The Stage: African American Music And Stories That Changed America Special. The song title aptly describes the wreckage that Hurricane Trump has caused the USA/entire world, but Legend X is the beacon of light we all need.

Maybe now the Voice of the Generation™ can finally release her goddamn album so that there's at least some hope in these dark days.

ontd, what albums are you listening to in order to drown your sorrows / reflect your despondency at the world?

also this was my first post after a long time lurking, pls don't hurt me


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Oscar nominations announcers revealed, plus change in morning procedure




Keeping it short:

-- The announcers are: Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman, Ken Watanabe and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

-- Nominations will start a bit earlier than usual, at 5:18 a.m. PST/8:18am EST, on Tuesday, Jan. 24

-- Instead of the usual Samuel Goldwyn Theater setting with press, publicists and other people in the audience (those annoying ass people who always cheer & jeer when names are announced), the Academy's gonna do a private-setting nominations announcement event that'll be broadcast live online and on TV.

No one will be invited outside of the announcers and those in the Academy - AKA no heckling press and publicists allowed anymore. Press have to contact the Academy separately to interview those involved in the nomination announcement.

Source: https://twitter.com/Variety/status/820092860443873280
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Robin Thicke Shut Down By Cops in Paula Patton Custody War


- follow up to yesterday post -

- After Paula was denied by a judge on Thursday (1/12) to limit Robin's custody to daytime monitored visits, Robin called Paula after the hearing to take Julian for the night (which the custody order allows him to do) but Paula never answered.

- So Friday (1/13) Robin went to Paula's house with LA County Sheriff's deputies & a court order.

- Deputies went inside the home and spoke with Julian (age 6), with Julian telling them 'he was scared of his dad and didn't want to go with him'

- on the video (@ source) the police are telling Robin (who is out of frame) that they won't take the child against his will

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