The People's President and the savior of SNL took in dinner and a Broadway show, where Hillary was given a standing ovation. While Hillary and Kate ate, a fellow diner chanted "lock him up" regarding Trump, regarding the threat constantly given by conservatives during the election. Hillary apparently found it all hilarious because she knows how to take a damn joke and 45 sure is one. Hillary is also a "huge fan" of McKinnon, because she didn't whine like a baby every time SNL made fun of her because she's an adult.
Hillary also left the woods to attend the unveiling of postage stamps made in honor of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta at Grand Central Terminal. She said in part in her speech: “Oscar de la Renta was an immigrant. What a fitting person to be chosen by our Postal Service, mentioned, by the way, in the Constitution, something we should all read and reread in today’s times … Let there be many, many more immigrants with the love of America that [he] exemplified every single day.”
-Rob Raco was a professional drummer for touring bands but didn't feel his potential was being reached. Admitted he lucked out in getting the role because he carried his anger from the waiting room (where someone called him a "greasy bastard") to the audition, and he basically snagged the role without having to do a call-back or any other additional testing.
Lisa Marie Presley has been embroiled in an ugly divorce with her fourth husband, musician Michael Lockwood, who has worked for Fiona Apple and Aimee Mann, among others. Daily Mail has obtained court papers for the hearing due to take place in March.
It's been revealed after Lisa Marie's accusations of abuse and her stint in rehab, their eight year old twin daughters are in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Update:TMZ is reporting Lisa Marie is the one who called the police and the content on Lockwood's computer was found to be so disturbing their children were removed from their parents' care and that situation will stick until the court date.
- "The Real O'Neals" had a joke where Kenny, a gay character, compared bisexuality to having "webbed toes" or "money problems" [the full quote is "Oh, God. Here we go. Webbed toes? Money problems? Or worse... bisexual?!"] - Sara, who played bisexual Callie Torres on Grey's and came out irl last year, called out ABC & noted d-bag Dan Savage, who exec produces the show - PFLAG partnered with the show in making the episode and responded to her comments; the actor and the network have yet to respond - Somehow this is still A Thing, in the Year of Our Lord 2017
Not even surprising, coming from Dan Savage and Noah Galvin. [SOME] White male gays stay caring only about white male gays. I miss Callie so much. :((((((
80 models, designers, and editors, including Jourdan Dunn, Diane von Furstenberg, Grace Coddington, Maria Borges, and Adriana Lima, came together to make a statement in solidarity with those affected by Agent Orange's Muslim ban.
The Cobrasnake Beat Trump Advisor Stephen Miller in a High School Election
Who the fuck is The Cobrasnake? The Cobrasnake, AKA Mark Hunter had a photography blog that included various photos he had taken of well-known hipsters (think Cory Kennedy and Steve Aoki) with the occasional appearance by celebrities and nobodies at popular night clubs and hangout spots in LA. Some samples of his work can be seen here and here. Cobrasnake posts on ONTD were really popular and fun around 2009/2010. Basically, the posts were a fun way to get together and laugh at pics of dirty, strung out hipsters decked out in American Apparel (RIP) gear.
Who the fuck is Stephen Miller? Just go here and try not to vomit.
Highlights: -According to The Cobrasnake, their high school "was very diverse, which I loved, but it always seemed to bother Stephen and make him mad." -He and Miller were friends in middle school, and he signed his high school yearbook urging him to vote for Bush "in '04 and for Bush's daughters in '16, '20, '24 and '28."
- the film for which viggo is nominated, captain fantastic, is about a dad who rejects society in order to raise his kids according to his ideals and one of the central themes is whether it's better to engage or seclude yourself from an outside world you dislike - draws parallels to the current situation where just disengaging and disagreeing isn't enough, action is needed - says that what actors have a platform but what they say isn't more or less valid than anyone else anywhere in the country but there is often a backlash making people actually more likely to reject what they say - believes in being honest about life with kids even from an early age, like his character in the film, but would choose his words more carefully since there's a difference talking to a 7 year old vs a 17 year old - is writing screenplays and working on directing them - lotr reunion that occurred a few weeks ago was for the benefit of the children he co-starred with in captain fantastic - he figured they wouldn't win the award they were up for so invited the lotr cast that was in town (dom monaghan, billy boyd, elijah wood and orlando bloom) since the kids were big fans
Biel stars as a young mother, Cora, who commits a startling act: While lounging on the sand with her family by a lake, she fatally stabs a man in the neck in full view of everyone. Even more haunting is that she doesn’t know why. “I think there’s something wrong with me,” she tearfully tells her husband later in prison.
- Filming is already underway. There are more photos with Liam Neeson (Daniel), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Sam), and Olivia Olson (Joanna) in the Harper's Bazaar article. Liam's wearing the same old turtleneck sweater he wore in the 2003 movie
- Emma Thompson (AKA the best part of the original) was noticeably absent from the released cast list, but director Richard Curtis said he might reconsider his decision: "Oddly, we're not quite sure [if she'll be in it]... It's all been done in a great rush and I think not… but I'm now thinking again."
- Emma Freud (script editor and Curtis' wife) says the script is still being written and is asking suggestions on her Twitter
Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad) has been cast as one of the leads in WGN America’s drama pilot Scalped. The project, which will feature a predominantly Native American cast. Meraz, of the Purepecha (Tarasco) First Nation of Michoacan, Mexico.
- Synopsis to Neverwhere: Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks. Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his workday existence and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and utterly bizarre. And a strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city: Neverwhere.
- Gaiman says his work with the UN Refugee Agency and the "shape London is now", compared to 20 years ago, have inspired him to write a sequel to his 1996 work
- The Neverwhere sequel will be titled The Seven Sisters
* A real estate agent from Georgia named Titi Pierce said that she was defamed by a Feb 2016 segment on Ellen's show where Ellen made fun of her name, pronouncing it as "titty."
* The judge threw out her claim on Wednesday, writing:
"The title of the segment itself implies that there is something incorrect or entertaining about the forthcoming signs, and indicates that DeGeneres’ statements should not be taken literally. Nor could DeGeneres’s pronunciation be proven to be demonstrably false. The letter ‘i’ in the English language can be pronounced in several ways."
Mariah Carey spoke to the Associated Press to speak about her recent snafu on-stage during New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York City. She explained that her earpiece and microphone were not working, and the thing that bothered her most was that "people didn't understand" and that she was subsequently "victimized and villified." The best-selling artist, who three decades into her career has proven herself as a musical legend, lamented: "What do they want me to do? It's like I'm the only one who has to make 5 million comebacks, while everyone else is just like...you did some little thing, and then you stripped, you did this, and you're fine, you're great. But for me, there's different rules, and I don't know why. I don't know why it's okay that I was victimized and vilified by the situation."
Today, posters popped up around L.A. promoting a new-but-unannounced project by Lana Del Rey. Could it be a new Tropico-esque short film? Has she re-titled rumored first single "Young and in Love" to "Love"? The singer has not commented on the project as of yet.
Lady Gaga's Super Bowl LI Halftime show is officially the most watched musical event of all-time across all platforms, NFL announced today. Nearly 118 million people tuned into the show on the FOX broadcast network. In addition, Gaga's performance at NRG Stadium in Houston is the most-viewed content on NFL's digital platforms, including NFL.com, Twitter, and YouTube. Through these channels, the performance pulled in more than 150 million unique viewers.
"We were thrilled to collaborate with Lady Gaga, one of the most talented and versatile performers in the world, on the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show," said Mark Quenzel, the NFL Network's senior vice president of programming and production. "The halftime show provides the ultimate world stage for an artist. Through her incredible music, choreography, and unifying message, Lady Gaga created a unique performance that will be remembered for years to come."
When explaining the ideas behind her performance to Ryan Seacrest, Gaga said: "Ultimately what I discovered was, I thought less was more for me. Even though it probably didn't seem like that watching the show because it was so big, it really was just a really cool stage with fire. There wasn't a lot of technology other than the 300 drones."
- Reeves & WB had a breakdown in discussions for unknown reasons - This comes just after Batfleck decided he wouldn't be directing the film either - WB still intent on making this movie despite the volumes of issues the studio has been having with this movie alone (notwithstanding the actual mess that is DC/WB)
“He Made A Terrible Mistake” – Annalise tries to ward off a surprising new angle in the D.A.’s case. Meanwhile, alliances shift amongst the Keating 4, as they discover crucial information about the circumstances surrounding Wes’s death. “Wes” – Annalise and the Keating 4 test the limits of how far they’ll go to save themselves while the chilling details from the night of the fire reveal who killed Wes. How to Get Away With Murder's two-hour third season finale airs Thursday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. on ABC.
Source ONTD, are you ready for this flop season to end so Viola can focus on getting ha Oscar? The second and final episode was written by Pete Nowalk of "I don't know what the hell I'm doing" fame, so, you know...
Meanwhile Inverse got an exclusive clip from 404/XXXII, click through to watch it! It's from the Silver/Billy confrontation we've all been waiting for. Plus Flint apparently making heart-eyes at Silver but what else is new?
Also, there's an interview with the creators on Inverse about that most recent death we're all still recovering from. Talks about levels of gore, why that other character was spared (for now), what it means to the larger narrative, etc.
Crew, do you approve of STARZ blatantly trying to make Bilver happen? Are you onboard with Bilverflint? Madbilverflint, while we're at it? Because the queen would never be left out.
"Back Where You Belong" - Alex returns to the hospital and discovers a lot has changed since he left. Meanwhile, Jo has to make a difficult decision on a case, and Arizona tries to distance herself from Eliza, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Thursday, February 23rd on ABC.
About: Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart. This is a tale of survival and ultimately, heroics, with nice subtext about mankind's savage nature.
Hey~ It's been a really busy month for K-pop scandal wise, so I thought I'd compile some of the bigger ones. I'm sure most of y'all already know what #1 is, but here are four other scandals that have rocked K-entertainment.
A k-drama miniseries called Star of the Universe aired recently, which featured a controversial scene in which the celebrity main character’s management criticized him for dating a fan. The dialogue was this:
Jo Ina: Why are the drinks taking so long?
CEO: The slave gifts? They'll be coming soon~
CEO: Hey, by the way, you're not dating that slave (fan), are you?
Manager: Ah come on, why would someone date an ATM~
Jo Ina: After all those walls that he's been putting up, looks like his standards are lower than I thought. But then again, I bet if she's just a stupid fangirl, getting her to sleep with you would've been easy. They're so dumb that they'll give you everything without the push and pull, and sleep with you without you having to do anything...
This caused an uproar after it aired, with Korean netizens divided on the issue. K-pop fans were pissed about the comments, saying that their precious oppars don’t see them as ATMs and truly value them as people. The other camp found the scene truthful and funny, and made fun of k-pop fans who bought gifts for idols. In the end, the former camp won and MBC, the channel that aired the drama, ended up deleting the scene from re-airings of the show. The show also gave rise to both Korean and international netizens referring to fans of any particular idol group as ‘ATMs’.
4. 1st Gen K-Pop Star Get Married...With Fans’ Money?
Former H.O.T. member Moon Hee Jun just got married to his girlfriend of a year, Crayon Pop’s Soyul. What is normally a sweet occasion has been marred by controversy. In the day prior to his wedding, Moon Hee Jun was asked on JTBC’s ‘Sing For You’ about his wedding spending. He reply was:, "I think, 'Why did I save up so much money? I saved up money for this moment.' I'm preparing for my wedding very happily."
His fans took the statement to mean that all of the concerts that he had been hold up til that point was a ploy to get money for his upcoming wedding, and began to cry that he only viewed them as his personal ‘ATMs’. They also began to bash Soyul and other Crayon Pop members for their behavior at some of his concerts, which included bringing outside food in, and laughing and having a good time.
Moon Hee Jun ended up writing a long ass explanation on his fan cafe:
And the statements saying Moon Hee Jun only thought of fans as ATMs? I never thought like that even for a moment, and I'm so sad. I couldn't say anything because I was scared you would misunderstand, starting from when I announced my marriage, to stories about how [Crayon Pop] watched the concert (even though I said it wasn't true, you don't believe me... but what didn't happen, didn't happen ㅠ) and stories about my mother coming to the radio if I tried to explain, so I couldn't say anything. I kept my words because I was afraid my explanations might hurt a fan somehow.
But if I don't say anything because of these reasons to what's being said now, I don't have the confidence to bear through misconceptions the public would have about me as truth. It's probably because I know how painful, how scary that is, that I'm taking courage to write this. I don't think I could get up again if I fell because of misunderstandings...
Also, there was talk about the birthday party. I'm so thankful that you invited me, congratulated with me, and gave me presents. But right now, I've become someone who was forcing presents out from fans. I was looking forward to it because if I don't have performances, it's the one time that I can meet fans, but I think it's better not to have the birthday party. If someone was bothered, it must be the best not to have it at all. ㅠ
I'm scared now even to have concerts. It's unimaginably paintul to think about now being able to stand on stage as a singer, but I'm not confident that I can take more words that say I'm having the concert to prepare for my wedding. I feel like in the end, I'm not able to do anything as a singer. I'm so frustrated and sad. I know very well that fans are pained and exhausted. But I can't take any more pain, either.
I'm scared if you'll believe me or this will be problematic again, and I'm sad that this is happening between a singer and his fans. But I know there are fans who are congratulating my marriage, and I'm so thankful. But something I do want to say after gathering my courage is that people are saying that the reason they're saying these things is really not because I'm getting married, but if I didn't get married, would these things have been said? I ask that you don't twist the singer Moon Hee Jun's 20 years of putting fans first, always thinking of fans, and being passionate about music.
Still, bashing of both him and Soyul continue to this day, with articles covering his wedding having negative comments posted. It’s sad when people don’t understand capitalism.
Obviously, this did not sit well with either fans, the public, or management. Hwayoung was swiftly kicked out of the group. It’s a strange choice to criticize your fans when you worked for years to debut, only to get your shot on a AKB48/Produce 101 knockoff show after no company would debut you. You’d think the sheer desperateness would make you keep your mouth shut.
Mnet, a Korean music channel specialized in making ridiculous survival shows (i.e. Produce 101, Sixteen, Show Me the Money, Unpretty Rapstar, etc), is currently airing a show called High schoo
l Rapper which is about high school rappers. One of such rappers, Jang Yongjun, was making a buzz on the internet after his appearance. He got a lot of praise for being a good rapper amongst a sea of mediocre kids, to the point that K-hiphop icon Swings was in the process of signing him to his label. Legit 3 hours later this boy’s life was ruined. Some of Jang’s classmates came out to say that he was an iljin (Korean word for bully). This is par for course for young idol trainees, but things turn a TURN. Some netizens found out that Jang was soliciting prostitutes on Twitter.
1. @qwebnm07 I want to pay for prostitution so for the sake of DM's, can we follow each other?
2. @dhshsis Do it with oppa
3. Nuna is too prettyㅋㅋ @thgml0331
One of Jang’s classmates also posted pictures of him asking for him to come beat up his mother:
JYJ: ah f*ck seriously, mom is talking loud on purpose so that dad can hear her and she's making a fuss Friend: what will you do once you get your transcript?
JYJ: what the f*ck do you want me to do, f*ck I didn't even have my smoke f*ck
Friend: ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ find strength...
JYJ: can you come and hit her?
Friend: what are you saying, you assh*le?
JYJ: our mom; come and hit her
Old classmates said that Jang used to smoke in middle school, and that all of the kids were afraid of him. The controversy was so bad that Jang’s father, a member of the National Assembly (which is essentially Korea’s Congress), had to resign from his job!
This year will mark the fifth anniversary of the destruction of T-ara’s career due to a ‘bullying scandal’. Since the scandal was so long ago most K-pop fans don’t know the full story, which you can check out here.
But basically, imagine while on her way out Camilla from 5th Harmony said that the members of the group bullied her, and all of the gifs showing her isolation were used as proof. Imagine that everyone believed Camilla, and thought that she did nothing wrong to deserve her isolation (despite it being well documented that she’s a racist)? Imagine this affecting 5th Harmony’s career so bad that they were no longer welcomed in the United States, and that the general public hated them to the point of leaving death threats to the girls, while Camilla goes on to have a successful career built on her lies?
That’s basically what happened to T-ara five years ago.
The member in question who left was Ryu Hwayoung, who claimed that she was bullied out of the group. Hwayoung went on to become an actress, starring in the acclaimed kdrama Age of Youth. Outside of some small appearances and supporting roles, Hwayoung didn’t have anything to her name. Except the T-ara scandal. The Korean general public, and most international Kpop fans sided with Hwayoung in the scandal, making her a martyr who suffered at the hands of evil T-ara. So, even five years later Hwayoung milked the scandal in order to garner symphaty and to stay relevant. This plan went awry in 2017. When Hwayoung and her twin sister Ryu Hyoyoung appeared on Taxi, a show where guests discuss stuff while riding in a taxi. Apparently, the Ryu sisters were to appear in order to bury the scandal once and for all, but instead went off script and started to whine about how she was bullied five years ago.
At home, a former manager of T-ara’s watched the program. Fed up of the Ryu sisters years of lies, he leaked text messages between Ryu Hyoyoung (the twin, and then member of 5 Dolls (a reminder so y’all don’t get these heffas confused) and then T-ara member Ahreum. Hyoyoung called Ahreum out for being a snitch, and told her she would beat Ahreum's ass so bad that she couldn’t appear on TV anymore.
Hyoyoung: Areum, you have to be thankful and thank people when they take care of you. If you don’t want to get hit, then act properly because word spreads around fast. Don’t gossip around and act cheap. I’m really angry right now, so let’s not see each other, okay?
Hyoyoung: If I misunderstood anything, do you want to meet up and talk? Or do you want to apologize now?
Areum: I don’t know what you’re talking about, but I want to meet and talk with you. I’ve never done anything bad enough to hear words like this.
Hyoyoung: Baby, you should just go away.
Hyoyoung: I’m going to beat the dust off you at ‘Music Bank,’ so just wait.
Hyoyoung: I’m going to scratch your face so you can’t go on broadcast.
Hyoyoung: Hehehe, just you wait.
Hyoyoung: I’m not going to be a singer, so just wait. Dogs only learn when they get hit.
Hyoyoung: Stupid bitch, just wait until I catch up with you.
Hyoyoung: Okay, you’re doing a grrrrreat job at snitching.”
The text messages went viral. Later on both Hyoyoung and Ahreum confirmed the texts to be real, with Ahreum saying on instagram that she would “always protect her precious unnies (T-ara).” More of T-ara’s ex staff came out of the woodworks to confirm that it was Hwayoung who was the problem in the group, and that she was lazy, and often got into conflict with the other members when called out about her behavior. For the first time in five years, the narrative shifted and it was the Ryu sisters who held the blame they rightly deserved for the scandal.
Ryu Hwayoung, tired of the abuse she suffered on Instagram (for only a weekend, which mostly consisted of snake emojis, and nothing compared to the death and rape threats T-ara members received for five years, but I’m ranting…) had this to say to all her “haters”:
“(To all the haters) It seems like what you want is some pathetic official statement saying it’s your fault~ or my fault~ but all of this started from us being young and inexperienced in communicating our feelings five years ago. It seems like you haters won’t be satisfied until we grab each other’s hairs out in a mud slinging fight. The ones that need to watch out are yourselves.”
So, in her opinion, it is best to move on from the scandal, which she milked whenever she or T-ara had something to promote? Regardless, it seems T-ara is finally falling back into favor with both K-netizens and international netizens.