January 24th, 2017

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Pedro Martinez tweets about reports that Yordano Ventura was robbed before his death.


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The former Red Sox ace pitcher and fellow Dominican, Pedro Martinez, commented on Yordano Ventura's death.

Tweets are in Spanish, but it is a response to the multiple reports in the Dominican Republic that Yordano Ventura was found alive, but instead of being helped, he was robbed of his valuables, including his World Series ring. The gist of the tweets is that it's outrageous to say that this happened, but if it did happen, it deserves a full investigation.

Warning to those who are going to google this story to look for the reports in Spanish: apparently a lot of these reports include an image of Ventura's body, you don't want to be surprised by that.
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baseball twitter and reddit has been talking about this all night. If these reports are true, it's absolutely awful. Not sure how anyone can be sure he was still alive, but it does sound as if he was robbed. I've also read conflicting reports on whether or not this was actually substance abuse related. Ken Rosenthal is tweeting that whether or not Ventura's family will receive the $20m still due to him depends on the toxicology report.
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Black Sails: New trailer ft Brutus aka Billy + a good and an awkward Toby Stephens interview

Are you ready for political agitator & usurper Billy? He got that Beard of Character Development.




This one with Inside Reel is quite nice and goes a bit more in-depth on his approach to playing Flint, his motivations etc. It’s obvious he’s smitten with Flint and the writing he got to work with.

Last but not least, have this short but awkward interview that sadly refuses to be embedded. Highlight is Toby saying Flint doesn't get the girl; that interviewer was all aboard the Flint/Eleanor train lmao. Also plugs his new project, the "Lost in space" remake.

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It's so nice to see Toby smile since he rarely gets to do it on the show lmao. [Edited to fix the tweet embed.]

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Roman Polanski drops out of French awards ceremony amid protests



Follow up to this post from yesterday

Roman Polanski stepped down from presiding over next month's César awards after his nomination sparked outrage, which included a petition with over 61k signatures calling for a boycott of the event.

It was said that the outrage 'profoundly saddened' the director and that he would no longer preside because of the 'unjustified' row this had caused.

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Ewan McGregor snubs Good Morning Britain because of Piers Morgan's #WomensMarch comments





Ewan was supposed to be on Good Morning Britain, he ditched it after realizing grown baby Piers Morgan was a host - Piers Morgan not realizing his own hypocrisy, responded by saying Ewan should be able to accept other peoples political opinion (this just days after he threw a hissy fit about the women's march)

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TV - ANTM Kyle

Who went home on ANTM? 23x07



This week, Beyonce's personal choreographer came to teach the girls some dance moves. The challenge was to execute the dance moves but hit each one as if it was a pose for a photo shoot, so to model through the dance.

Paige talked about her dance background basically the whole episode, and was very confident, but did not model through the dance. Instead, it was [Spoiler (click to open)]Tatianna who won the challenge.

Then, the girls shot segments of a music video with Director X (who the OP is still mad at for not giving Little Mix the "Touch" video we deserved) while wearing G*psy Sport fashions. Stacey McKenzie was at both the challenge and the shoot to help the girls with their moves, but [Spoiler (click to open)]Marissa got an attitude with her and didn't listen to her advice, leading to a lecture from Ashley Graham at judging.

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Thank god they finally fixed India's hair, it looked so pretty this episode!
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Constance Wu Rightfully Goes Off On the Oscars After Casey Affleck's Oscar Nomination







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Source: Constance Wu's amazing twitter

Sad her career will suffer more than Creep Affleck.
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Gina Prince-Bythewood To Direct ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Pilot



Gina Prince-Bythewood (Shots Fired, Beyond the Lights) will be directing the Cloak & Dagger pilot.

The show will begin filming in New Orleans on February 15th and is set to premiere sometime in 2018 on Freeform.

Underground’s Joe Pokaski has been tapped as the show-runner and executive producer on the upcoming series.


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Paris Jackson's first in-depth interview



  • Paris believes Michael Jackson is her biological father, as Michael told her "You're black. Be proud of your roots". Her brother Prince believes the biology doesn't matter as he was still their father.
  • Michael taught them about cooking, music, tolerance, and prioritized their education, "he wasn't like, 'Oh, yeah, mighty Columbus came to this land!' He was like, 'No. He fucking slaughtered the natives.'"
  • Sexually assaulted by a stranger at 14 and attempted suicide multiple times after Michael's death. Attended a therapeutic school in Utah which changed her for the better.
  • Modeling helps her forget about her self-esteem issues.
  • Is the most like Michael out of all his children and doesn't feel that time has healed the pain of his death. "Going forward, anything bad that happens can't be nearly as bad as what happened before."

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I can't help but root for her.
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Lena Dunham Posts Poem Calling Trump "Daddy," Deletes After Backlash

Voice of a generation Lena Dunham posted a not-poem on Instagram about Donald Trump inspired by the Women's March.

Here's a screenshot of the post because she deleted it...for obvious reasons.




People disagreed with her assessment and voiced their concerns, so Lena removed the not-poem and posted the following not-poem instead:

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do you think of Trump as Daddy, ontd?
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Erin Andrews Reveals She Battled Cervical Cancer




Highlights:
+ Diagnosed during Week 3 of the regular NFL season

+ Had two surgeries in October and November, is now cancer-free

+ “I’m not watching any football games at home,” Andrews said. “This is [Fox’s] Super Bowl year, and I’m not missing the Super Bowl.”

+ Didn't miss any games this season and returned to work just 3 days after surgery to do a profile on Jordy Nelson, then covered the following game.

+ “Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? Let’s just say the doctor didn’t recommend that,” Andrews told Kaplan.

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This woman is seriously my hero. She's been through so much and is a total BAMF.
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Vanderpump Rules s05e12 'Jax's Roast'; Jax doesn't know what year it is




PARTY EPISODE!! fav quote "I'm sorry but your card got declined and mine went through. Now make me a sandwich!" - Brittany
watch last night's ep here

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Hits Daily Double says Grammy committee pushed for Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson



  • Rank-and-file grammy voters determine all the nominations for down ballot categories and end up choosing the winners for all nominations

  • The Nominations Review Committee has the final decision for the nominations in the "Big Four" general categories: Album, Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist

  • Neil Portnow said in an interview with HDD that the committee is allowed to choose from the top 20 voter choices to ensure that the best nominations possible are chosen

  • What gives away that the committee most likely pushed for a nomination is if the same work wasn't nominated in a down ballot category

  • This year the most notable example was Beyonce's "Formation." It wasn't nominated for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song (based on votes), but it was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year (chosen by the committee). These two nominations made Beyonce the most nominated artist this year. Without them she would have been behind Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West in nominations.

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    Riz Ahmed Pays It Forward + Attends London Women's March




    - Reflects on 2016, said it was a mess between all of the celebrity deaths and world crises - i.e. Syria.
    - Wants to give back, especially since he's in a really good place with his 2016 breakout year.
    - Started a fundraiser with a goal to raise $100,000 for Syrian refugees on Dec. 27
    - It's now at $101,143 as of this post, but still taking donations for another week
    - Article talks about the political aspects of his work, from "The Night Of" to the Swet Shop Boys album "Cashmere"

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    Quantico 2x10 "JMPALM" Promo + Priyanka talks musicals on LIVE with Kelly



    At the Farm, Owen teaches the recruits a lesson on the necessity of betrayal, with a mission of getting the Venezuelan Consul Gabriel Carrera (Javier Muñoz, “Hamilton”) to turn on his country. In the future, Alex is forced to team up with Miranda to save the hostages, while President Claire Haas has a plan to end the crisis once and for all.
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    ONTD, what show do you just need to quit? What is your favorite musical?
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    John Mayer released a new album (sort of) and had a non-disastrous chat with Rolling Stone



    -Audio when you click through the link
    -New album is being released in "waves", four songs at a time
    -Wanted to make as ambitious of a record possible
    -Wants to "leave [this] Earth" known as a writer

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    I think the first set of songs are strong, but the release schedule doesn't benefit them. If this was a way to keep casual interest from petering out too early but also reward the fanbase while waiting for an unfinished album, I think it's a misstep since it really wasn't promoted... like, at all.

    It's official!! Netflix brings back 'Queer Eye For the Straight Guy'



    - As teased by Carson a few days ago. Netflix has brought back Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
    - The revival is for a new season of 8 episodes.
    - Although none of the original 5 gays are onboard. Apparently it'll feature a new bunch of queer eye guys.

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    Will you watch a Kyan-less Queer eye?? Favorite Queer Eye moments?
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    Cate Blanchett talks Broadway Debut on Fallon



    -Cate molds her gum into a p33n
    -moved to NYC to film Ocean's Eight and star in a lesser known Chekhov play, Platonov, which has been adapted as The Present
    -seems like a cool mum; takes her kids to Knicks' games

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    Cate looks flawless as usual. Jimmy's such a wuss when it comes to Trump jokes, though. Have any ONTDers seen The Present? Or planning to see it?

    Jenelle Evans gives birth again


    Today Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 fame and mugshot calendar fame welcomed her third child Ensley Jolie Eason. This is her first girl joining big brothers Kaiser and Jace.




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    Good luck little one, you'll need it.
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    Chrissy Teigen comes for actual Nazi Richard Spencer on Twitter






    - Actual Nazi Richard Spencer has been whining both online and in interviews about his "attack"

    - On Periscope (recorded from "a safe space"), the Actual Nazi complained not only about his personal safety, but about being meme-ifed: "I'm afraid this is going to become the meme to end all memes. That I'm going to hate watching this."

    - Chrissy Teigen came for him, and the Actual Nazi decided to reference Nelson Mandela, which did not go well

    - The takeaway: Your memes hurt Actual Nazis' feelings... so meme away.

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    What's your favorite Richard Spencer punch remix, ONTD?
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    Daisy Ridley is Set to Play Virginia Hall, an American Spy


    • The film will be an adaptation of the not-yet-released biography called A Woman of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell. The rights were snapped up by Paramount Pictures.

    • No screenwriter or director has been announced

    • For those who don't know, Virginia Hall (who had an artifical leg due to a hunting accident) worked for British Intelligence in France after the Nazis invaded, and later served for the American Office of Strategic Services and the CIA.


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    Very interesting role. She's apparently involved with The Murder on the Orient Express movie, too (cancel Johnny Depp tho)
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    Rumor: Noah Gray-Cabey and Debby Ryan Cast as Cloak and Dagger



    According to this source Noah Gray-Cabey (Heroes, Code Black) and Debby Ryan (Jessie, Radio Rebel) have been cast as Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen, respectively.

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    Sprint buys Tidal for $200 Million


    • Jay Z bought Tidal for $58 million.

    • Sprint purchased a 33% stake in Tidal for $200 million. All the owners of Tidal (Jay Z, everyone in the embarrasing Tidal For All videos and contract signings) will continue to have a share in Tidal's earnings.

    • Tidal claims it's worth $600 million

    • Tidal will now become available to all 45 million Sprint subscribers

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    Is this a terrible investment for Sprint? Do you believe Tidal is worth $600 million? Who's your favorite streaming service and phone provider?
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    The Flash 3x11 "Dead or Alive" promo



    [Episode Description]
    DC COMICS’ GYPSY ARRIVES ON EARTH-1 – H.R.’s (Tom Cavanagh) past catches up with him when a bounty hunter with vibe powers named Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) arrives in Central City to bring him back to Earth-19 to stand trial for his crime. It turns out inter-dimensional travel is illegal on their Earth. H.R. surrenders but when Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) find out that H.R.’s only hope would be to challenge Gypsy to a fight to the death, they intercede and Cisco offers to fight Gypsy instead.


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    Jon Voight: Miley Cyrus & Shia LaBeouf 'Teaching Treason'



    Actor Jon Voight told TMZ today “[It's] been very destructive, this marching against the government and against the president.” When asked if he was referring to the Women’s March, he said that the right to protest is “what the first amendment is all about, but what was the march about? The march was against the government and against the president, trying to denigrate his office and his presidency. And that’s no good.”

    He added, "“When you see the young people, like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus, and they have a lot of followers, young people are looking at them and what are they teaching? They’re teaching treason. They’re teaching going up against the government [and] not accepting the will of the people on this presidency and it’s a very sad day when I see this. I find it’s a very sad thing for me to witness what they're doing, but they have a huge amount of influence, so it’s not so good.”

    Voight appeared on Fox News numerous times during the Obama administration to voice his disapproval of Obama's presidency.

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    Legends of Tomorrow 2x10 "The Legion of Doom" promo



    [Episode Description]
    TAKING RISKS — The Legends are determined to find and rescue Rip (Arthur Darvill), but first must focus on locating the Spear of Destiny. Stein (Victor Garber) thinks he has the perfect person to help but knows involving her will be risky. Meanwhile, Malcom Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman) and Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) realize that Thawne (guest star Matt Letscher) is pitting them against each other. Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Franz Drameh and Maisie Richardson-Sellers also star. Eric Laneuville directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim (#210). Original airdate 1/31/2017.


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    "This Is Us" 1x14 Promo



    "I Call Marriage" Toby throws a wrench in Kate's weight loss journey. Randall struggles to accept his father's deteriorating health. Miguel and Shelly break some devastating news to Jack and Rebecca, which makes them worry about their own relationship. Rebecca receives an amazing work opportunity. Kevin examines his romantic past.

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    Fox Orders X-Men Family Drama Pilot



    Matt Nix is set to write and executive produce.

    The pilot will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive

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    The Wolfening Continues: The Vampire Diaries' Nathaniel Buzzolic nudes leak online



    He used to be in 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Pretty Little Liars' and 'Significant Mother', a cute show nobody watched. And yes, it's your average white boy peen.

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    ONTD. Post your nudes!
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    Jill Soloway has a request for male directors: Stop making movies about rape



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    the Transparent showrunner spoke at Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival:

    “I would like to make a blanket ask to cis men to please stop making movies about rape, stop portraying rape. We get it, guys. You want us to stay inside because you want us to be afraid we’re going to get raped. We get it! Stop making movies and TV shows about rape. Let women make those movies if they want to.”

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