January 22nd, 2017

In BAFTA Career Retrospective Conversation, Viola Davis Revisits 'The Help' with a Critical Eye



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22:21 - On auditioning for Doubt: when she had her call back, she thought it was down to her and adriane lenox - who played the role on broadway. Then she gets the audition call sheet and on her day alone there was like 7 other people (including Taraji P henson, Audra Mcdonld) each with 45 minutes slots to screen test and they all did their hair and make up at the same time. And could hear each other's audition and the (faux) positive feedback they were all being given.

- she is not private, people just aren't checking for her in that way.

- she loves Target.

30.44 - story involving a messy family member and some paparazzi target pictures.

33:04 - How to get away with murder was the game changer in her career.

33:47 - The Help! She knew it was a best selling book and she knew it would change her career. She liked the premise. She liked the director and actors and thought it was an important story, but she had a lot of issues with it. While Skeeter said she was going to write a story from the maid's perspective, the story really wasn't from their perspective. There were good aspects to the book, but also things she felt didn't ring true like the maids turning down money, the maids would have a lot of anger towards the white women, but all we saw was shit pie. The reason the maids were not shown as angry is because they (white peeps) wanted to preserve the image of the loving maid.
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Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royals pitcher, dies in car accident at 25 years old



He was killed in a car collision in the Dominican Republic. Not many more details yet.

Ventura was very close with Oscar Taveras, who was considered the future of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He paid tribute to Taveras after he was killed in a drunk driving accident.



Yordano Ventura's death comes less than a year after the tragic passing of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident.

Former Cleveland Indians 3B Andy Marte also passed away over the weekend in an unrelated car accident.

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This is devastating. That boy had a huge mouth with a fiery attitude but he put in work. RIP to both men.
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Katy Perry led chant at Women's March + Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Judd, & more gave speeches.


katyperry: just wanna be =

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Keke Palmer BLASTS Trey Songz for including an unauthorized cameo of her in his music video

Trey Songz and Fabolous released the music video for "Pick Up the Phone" and it included a clip of Keke Palmer. She was not having it and called him out on Instagram.



Caption: This is preposterous. How am I in this video Trey? After you found me in a closet HIDING because I was so afraid of anymore conflict. Literally my last option was to hide because you all would not listen when I said I did not want to be in the video the FIRST time. Just cause you give someone food and alcohol and throw in a little sexual intimidation doesn't mean they will buckle. Yet, you still disrespected me as a young women, whom you've known since she was TWELVE. YOU STILL, defied my wishes and in turn showed your lack of respect for a brand that took me fourteen years to build and put me in the video against my wishes. Come on bruh, I clearly said no and you said okay, yet I was being secretly filmed when you told me "let me just show you the idea"?? Wow. This is what I'm referring to in my previous post, this is the sexism and misogyny I refer to because if I was a dude, he wouldn't have even tried me like this. Let this be a lesson to all, I'm not for the bullshit. I'm serious about my business and you will not use my likeness without MY permission. When you in front of a boss you treat them like one, like I treat YOU. NO MEANS NO!!!!!!! People have to listen to women and stop questioning them and their intelligence. Speak up, cause when you look someone in the face and they say "I understand. You don't have to feel pressured to do the video" and they STILL put you in it, it is a violation. It would be great to be able to handle these things privately but why when they aren't respected?

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Ginger Spice is a mom again




- The kid's name is Montague George Hector Horner. Sorry, kid.

- MGH is born on Emma Bunton's/Baby Spice's birthday

- Little Montague has an older sister, Bluebell (10).

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Some sources say that George is for George Michael but seriously Ginger, no need to surround that with Shakespeare fangirling

How did you celebrate Monty's birthday yesterday, ONTD?
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Tom Hardy Says His Privileged Upbringing Made Him Rebel



In a recent interview, Tom says that he was a troublesome teenager and that he still has a fascination with violence. [? concerning tbh]

He says it's to do with living in the suburbs. The life he has was so privileged and peaceful to the point of being dull and it gave him a desire to fuck everything up. He ended up being expelled from a 30,000£ school for stealing a car, while there was a gun in the car. He was 15 when this went down.

He felt like he had to endanger himself and it was kind of a self harm. He wishes he had outgrown the violence but it still has a romance to him, [weird way of phrasing it] which is why he's usually cast as a villain.

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Was your life so privileged and peaceful to the point of being dull ontd ?
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Little People Big World's Audrey Roloff is not a fan of the Women's March.

It's been way too long since my last anti-Roloff post. I'm sorry, I know you guys care a lot about what these twerps are up to.

Anyway, super Christian and "star" of Little People Big World Audrey Roloff only had this to say about yesterday's Women's March:



She then made an instagram post saying that Christians should be more united and not divided, writing that "our unity as Christ followers should not be cultish and exclusive," which totally explains why she blocks people who disagree with her.

Big shock coming from someone who likely voted for Trump.

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In other Roloff news, Zach and Tori are gonna have a baby. But that's sweet and positive, so who has time for that? Not on my watch.
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London Critics' Awards winners announced, 'La La Land' wins best picture




Full list of winners:

-- Film of the Year: “La La Land”
-- Director of the Year: László Nemes, “Son of Saul”
-- Actor of the Year: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
-- Actress of the Year: Isabelle Huppert, “Things to Come”
-- Supporting Actor of the Year: (TIE) Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”; Tom Bennett, “Love & Friendship”
-- Supporting Actress of the Year: Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
-- Screenwriter of the Year: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

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Interview with the flawless women of Black Sails + Review of first two season 4 episodes



-They share their favorite moments of their characters "biting" (basically being badass).
-What their ideal fates for each of their characters is.
-Their favorite memories from the set.
-Anything they might have filled in to their characters' backstories as while acting that isn't revealed to the audience.
-An aspect of their characters' personalities that we might see in the new season.



-Says that the first two episodes are tedious.
-Too much "lifeless dialogue" and pirates "standing around doing nothing as they slowly explain what’s going to happen next."
-Says the action scenes are the "saving grace."

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Legendary figure skating coach Frank Carroll dumps Gracie Gold



Frank Carroll, famous for being dumped by Queen Michelle Kwan prior to the 2002 Olympics and later coaching original OrangeBro Evan Lysacek to Olympic Gold in 2010, has dumped 2-time US Champion (and 1-time friend of Taylor Swift) Gracie Gold after her[Spoiler (click to open)]6thplace finish at Nationals.

  • After Gracie's long program, she told Frank to throw away her TeamUSA warmup vest. He tossed it in the trash, and a few minutes she went and fished it back out.

  • Gracie has recently been outspoken about her deep depression/"funk" following a 4th place finish at the 2016 World Championships.

  • Frank took her to sports psychologists and thinks he's done everything he can to help her but nothing has worked.

Frank Carroll: "There will be a change. But you can't just say goodbye. It's got to be worked out intelligently and legally when we get home."

Gracie Gold: "I am surprised that Frank announced his decision before informing me. I continue to have the utmost respect for Frank Carroll and his legacy. He took me on during a very vulnerable time, and I am forever grateful for our work together. Despite my sadness in missing this world championships, I will benefit (from the) extra time entering the Olympic season. I plan to use it well."

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ontd, will Gracie Gold make the 2018 Olympic team?

Kurt Angle is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

Olympic gold-medalist and former WWE star Kurt Angle is heading back to his wrestling home, being the first person announced as a member of the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

On top of that, rumors has it he's signed a part-time contract with the company and will be back wrestling soon, possibly as early as next week's Royal Rumble.

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Kristen Stewart, Chelsea Handler, And Other Women In Sundance Talk About Trump, Elections, Etc.






  • Is not a political person, but thinks Drump's presidency is almost a humanitarian issue and advices the ladies to stand with what they believe.

  • Remembers the Orange Dildo's tweets about her back in 2012.


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How are you feeling today now that the end has officially begun, ONTD? TYFYA!
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CBB Day 17: Speidi is not here for Nicola and old man James




-Speidi continue their crying about Nicolas nomination for eternal life
-Nicola continues to attempt to suck up to them
-Speidi is still not here for old man James
-Housemates play a round of bingo where they are able to pick certain housemates to enjoy a private party
-Jedward continues to put the housemates closer to starvation
-Calum is pissed at Jess for consoling Nicola

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Ellen Page Confronts Homophobic Preacher About Homosexuality

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Ellen Page marched in Washington, D.C. to protest Trump's inauguration, and in the process she debated a homophobic preacher about homosexuality.

“Homosexuality, that’s a demonic, toxic feeling. That’s what you become, that’s not who you are. Who you are is when you come out your mother’s womb.”

“That’s not scientific, you’re wrong and that’s really hurtful," Ellen replied.

“If you could open your heart and be less ignorant to LGBT people, I think you’ll have a much more beautiful life,” she stated calmly, though the preacher kept interrupting her. Ultimately she said, "We’re not gonna get anywhere. You’ll believe this your whole life. I feel for you.”


I cry if I try to argue with someone.


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Charli XCX & Kyary feature together on track + new Kyary MV

Nakata Yasutaka (music producer for CAPSULE, Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) released a new single featuring Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on the vocals called CRAZY CRAZY.

Here is the short version of the MV:



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Stacey Dash gets the boot at Fox News



Word on the street is (people say I look like) Stacey Dash has been let go from Fox news. Apparently, Fox declined renewing her contract. It is almost expected seeing that Black twitter has stopped getting riled up by her and Stacey had outlived her usefulness as resident rabble rouser. Dash IS (shockingly) a Trump supporter, so maybe there might be a future for her in his goverment? I hear he is in the market for ambassadors?

 Before she found work trolling black people, Stacey Dash was a struggling actress, who spent what must have been a large part of her day tweeting public figures trying to get them to watch her web-series that went nowhere. She also attempted a music career before realising she could get paid by Fox news to troll black people.

Brief reminder of Stacey's best work since Clueless
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Lin-Manuel Miranda posts some early Hamilton demos on Soundcloud

On the Day of the Beginning of the End of the World™, Lin-Manuel Miranda attempted to cheer us up with some Hamilton demos



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he also mentioned moana demos with pippa which disney needs to give to me RIGHT. NOW.

Hannah John-Kamen for 'Interview'


If Hannah John-Kamen looks familiar to you there's probably a good reason for that. In addition to starring in her own hit series Killjoys (filming for season three is currently underway) she has also made appearances in Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and currently is the only actress to appear in two separate seasons of Black Mirror ("Fifteen Million Merits" in season one and "Playtest" in season three). She also has a significant role in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One releasing next year.

In the interview she speaks about her upbringing, growing up the youngest child of a Nigerian forensic psychologist and a Norwegian model, as well as her upcoming projects and how she broke into the industry.

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'Killjoys' season three returns to SyFy and Space this summer. If you're looking for a good binge seasons one and two are only ten episodes each.

Octavia Spencer and Ryan Reynolds are Hasty Pudding's Man and Woman of the Year!

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This year's Hasty Pudding honorees will be Octavia Spencer and Ryan Reynolds. Every year, Harvard's Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 names an actor and actress to be honored and roasted by the student theatrical group.

Octavia Spencer, an Oscar- and Golden-Globe-winning actress whose career spans several decades and who has overcome adversity to become an acclaimed and beloved thespian, is the Woman of the Year. Ryan Reynolds, who stars in shitty superhero movies, has been named Man of the Year.

Finally, an underqualified man and an overqualified woman are being given the same position. Seriously tho, go Octavia!

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Lindsay Lohan Fuels Speculation She Has Converted To Islam, Some Bigotry Ensues.





  • LiLo has deleted all of her instagram photos and added the message "Alaika Salam" ("and unto you peace", according to the source) to her bio, fueling rumors - lindsay lohan.mp3 that she has converted to Islam.

  • Said rumours have started back in 2015 when she was spotted holding a copy of the Koran.

  • SOURCE 3 reports that Dina Lohan stated that her daughter hasn't converted to Islam and is just taking a time off from instagram.

  • Some twitter and media reactions about the news under the cut.


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What are your thoughts on Lilo, religion, and bigotry, ONTD? TYFYA!
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It's a Game of Thrones leaks post

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This post is brought to you by Robin Arryn, the defender of the Vale and scourge of the Boltons.

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More leaks came from the same guy who provided pages from the alleged scripts in a previous post. Take with a grain of salt.

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- Euron tells Jaime that he wants to marry Cersei and asks him how she likes to be fucked; it's apparently the funniest exchange in the script

- Jon gives Tormund command of Eastwatch by the Sea. Tormund has captured the Brotherhood without Banners and the Hound who have arrived to fight whitewalkers. They tell Jon they want to fight whitewalkers because the Lord of Light has foreseen it or something, so Jon brings them along.

- Cersei reveals to Jaime that she's hired the 20k sellswords from the Golden Company to fight Jon and Dany once they're done fighting the whitewalkers

- Jorah is very grumpy about Jonerys at first because they're flirting and shit; Tyrion notices Jonerys too

- Jon and Jorah end up bonding and Jon cures Jorah of his daddy issues. He tells Jorah he's glad Ned didn't capture and kill him and Jorah is happy too.

- Jon and Gendry bond as well because they're bastards and their dads were BFFs. For some reason, Gendry doesn't mention Arya (OP: smh).

- It is implied that Ellaria is left to starve in the dungeons, Sand Snakes dead, Water Gardens stupid.

- Jon vocally pledges to Dany in the dragonpit and that pisses off Cersei. Dany brings her remaining two dragons to the Dragonpit to intimidate Queen Cersei. But Dany fails to hide from Cersei that one of her dragons got killed and this makes Cersei confident that she can defeat Dany because the dragons aren't invincible.

- Jon initiates boat sex. There's no dialogue from Jon and Dany during this scene and the leaker says it's something that happens naturally and inevitably. There is a montage where Jon and Dany have sex and we hear Sam and Bran discussing Jon's background and we find out Jon's Targaryen name as Jon and Dany are boning. (OP: I hope we find out his name while they climax, for maximum meme value and cheese. Thank you Bran!)

- Grey Worm doesn't die.



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Veep better watch out because GoT is coming for all the comedy awards next year.

Have you all accepted Cersei Lannister as your rightful overlord, ONTD?
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Steven Yeun Talks About Voltron: Legendary Defender And Keith's Past




-Steven Yeun has yet to see the new season but praises the show for it's sophistication and is jealous that kids get to have a show like this.
-He parallels working on Voltron with The Walking Dead when talking about how supportive the cast is as well as including casting director Andrea Romano and show producers Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos.

[SPOILERS AHEAD]-He knew that Keith was Galra for a long time.

-Talks about the complicated feelings Keith had when Shiro told him that he should be the leader of Voltron if anything were to happen to him and not sure if he can reach where Shiro is in terms of being a leader.
-Mentions about Keith's torn feelings when it comes to his Voltron family and his real family and trying to find out more about his Galra side.

-Yeun also talks about Keith and Allura's relationship together especially after she finds out he is Galran and says that it's a beginning of a wonderful storyline as well as the mystery of their romance.


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iLoveMakonnen Comes Out as Gay


Retired Atlanta-based artist and former hairdresser iLoveMakonnen—the guy best known for his Drake collab track "Tuesday"—came out as gay in a series of tweets posted on January 20.
iLoveMakonnen wrote: “Someone said to me next time they see me, they was gonna fuck me , I said next time I see me, I’m gonna love me up…As a fashion icon, I can’t tell u about everybody else’s closet, I can only tell u about mine, and it’s time I’ve come out…And since y’all love breaking news, here’s some old news to break, I’m gay. And now I’ve told u about my life, maybe u can go life yours.”
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Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots are headed to Super Bowl 51





The Atlanta Falcons (lead by QB Matt Ryan) beat the Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC Championship game. This will be Matt Ryan's first appearance in the Super Bowl while it will be the 2nd time the Falcons have been, their 1st appearance was a lost to the Denver Broncos 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999.

For the New England Patriots (lead by Donald Trump's buddy QB Tom Brady) they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 in the AFC Championship game. This will be Tom Brady & coach Bill Belichick 7th appearance in the Super Bowl (and the teams 9th appearance) where they are 4-2.

Both teams will be heading to Houston where Lady Gaga will be the half-time performance

Who you got ONTD?
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CL talks 2NE1's GOODBYE, Minzy, US Solo Career, BLACKPINK and more!



  • 2NE1's farewell single "GOODBYE" was released January 21.

  • CL is currently working on her US solo album.

Some interesting bits from CL's recent extensive interview with YG-Life:

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ONTD, does your fave hold a record for the most "buzz" singles?