April 14th, 2017
Director Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy (including other unannounced guests) will be talking on stage in Orlando, Florida to talk about the latest movie in the Star Wars saga: The Last Jedi. It is highly rumored that we will be seeing the first trailer today.
- Pedro Almodóvar is the jury president
- The jury votes on the awards given to the 18 (so far) films competing in the main selection
- The festival runs May 17, 2017 – May 28, 2017
Yessss, queen of Cannes
Guardian front page, Friday 14 April 2017: ‘They called us animals’ – Chechens— The Guardian (@guardian) April 13, 2017
tell of prison beatings
and electric shocks in anti-gay purge pic.twitter.com/mfTwQFkkIE
Mindful of events in Chechnya, Igor Kochetkov and the Russian LGBT Network are setting up to assist victims: https://t.co/Y9ZTNpkUR4— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) April 14, 2017
- According to the article Chechnyans are reportedly being encouraged to snitch on their gay relatives.
- Gay men are allegedly imprisoned, beaten up and tortured in 'Hitler-style' jails
- Gay 'inmates' have told how they were humiliated in front of non-gay prisoners
- Gay man are being electrocuted and beaten while men shouted anti-gay slurs
[BONUS LGBT STRUGGLES]Bonus LGBT Struggles:
Please sign share and help! https://t.co/QH7GE90WPh— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) April 13, 2017
Things happen these days & it’s hard to believe they’re real. And yet they are. If this is happening in Chechnya, the world needs to rise up https://t.co/dPnmWEvvuM— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 12, 2017
Donald Trump Jr mocks ‘triggered’ LGBT students for protesting anti-gay Chick-fil-A https://t.co/kHCeEweoKT— PinkNews (@PinkNews) April 14, 2017
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I'm so upset how this is not being reported like it should. What is going on with the world? I'm having a panick attack with all these assholes mistreating people.
From a recent interview with PrideSource...
On being totally connected to the LGBT community: "You know, I was so disappointed that I didn't have a gay sibling. I was disappointed that I wasn't gay even!"
Then again...: "You know my honest opinion? Everybody’s gay. It is a strictly human thing. You can’t put a gender on love... I’m open to loving anybody. It’s about the person. I don’t think it’s about sexuality at all."
On celebs who come out as gay for attention: "I'll tell you who's the worst with it: young female celebrities. And I'm like, I know you. I've known you pretty much since before you used to shit outside of a diaper. You are not gay!... I’ve marched till my feet bled for the right of equal love in the gay community, and you’re just gonna step in because it looks cool for you and now tell everybody that you’re a lesbian when you’ve never even seen another puss that’s not yours so you can get attention?"
read the full interview at the source
Harry Styles' debut solo single "Sign Of The Times" has debuted at #1 in the UK.
He debuted at #1 with 62k in combined sales.
Last year, Zayn Malik debuted at #1 with 112k in sales.
Zayn still holds the record for first week debut solo single sales out of One Direction members.
Source: HITS Daily Double
Is Zayn Malik more popular than Harry Styles?
Bailey and April work to fix things between Richard and Catherine. Meanwhile, Eliza continues to pursue Arizona, and one of Alex's previous patients returns to Grey Sloan.
Are you ready for Mereriggs, ONTD?
Are you excited, ONTD? I hope Harry Hart makes an appearance. Colin MADE the first movie, lbr.
“If you have multiple people on the cast saying things like ‘you’re so talented, you’re so able, they don’t use you and it’s unfair and it’s making us feel bad, because they don’t use you and you’re a talent...”
“They put people into boxes." (the box became impressions of black celebrities)
"Whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do, I’m a little fiery to… I’m not a yes n****.”
(About the lack of black women on the show : he said he refused to put on a dress.)
He thinks that SNL “gave up” on him, but also on the character of President Obama :
“If you really noticed, for the last year and a half, they didn’t do any Obama sketches, I was like, ‘Just let me do my character and we’ll be fine.’ [They] didn’t want to do that.”
In 2013, his involvement in adding more black performers and writers to the show : “I’m the reason it happened but, I almost freaking lost my job.”
He doesn’t hold any ill will toward the show or boss Lorne Michaels :
“Ain’t no beef with Lorne… we’re on good graces.”
“I met Lorne Michaels and I ain’t been broke ever since.”
More details have surfaced about Janet's divorce and why she was unhappy in the relationship.
-Janet felt that they wanted to live different lifestyles. Janet wanted a family but she also wanted to be a pop star (Janet wanted to have a more stable career like Madonna who goes on massive tours every 2 years and then lives a low-key life)
-Janet felt like she couldn't be herself anymore. She had to convert to his religion and dress more conservative.
-She cut her tour short to start a family with him to try to save the marriage.
-Later, Janet thought her career was suffering, and she started resenting Wissam for it.
- airs May 15 on HBO, directed by Erin Lee Carr; yay female directors
- premiered at SXSW last month to good reviews [at least of the ones I found]
- tells the story of the 2015 murder of Dee Dee Blancharde and the disappearance of her chronically ill daughter Gypsy Rose
- it gets crazier from there. Not sure how much to give away here, but HERE is an excellent (and long) BuzzFeed piece about it (and there's also a My Favorite Murder ep)
Are you as morbidly fascinated by this story as I am, ONTD? Do you like true-crime documentaries?
idk if we should use spoiler tags for something like this, but here's how to do 'em just in case:
In addition to 14 brand new episodes, Netflix has also recently put up 20 random classic episodes as well (with many, many more available on Youtube!)
I almost forgot it was today! I watched the first 20 minutes of the premiere around 4am.
It's just as cheesy as the old show, which is a good thing. But change is always hard, so the little things here and there will take some time to get used to. The only thing I'm not feeling is Gypsy's new normal voice!
Snoop Dogg introduces Tupac Shakur posthumously into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Snoop and Tupac were born the same year (1971), though on different sides of the country. In the video Snoop talks about his friendship with Pac, the rap scene in the 90s and how he gave him his first blunt.
He also touched on visiting Tupac in the hospital after being shot:
Memories of Mrs. Shakur are embedded in my mind. Right after I heard Tupac got shot, I immediately flew to Vegas. I walked in the room and seen him laid out with all of these tubes and shit in him. I was so weak, I damn near fell over. And his mom came over to me and grabbed me and held me up. She said, "Baby you gotta be strong. Be strong."
I went and sat next to him and was whispering to him ... telling him I loved him and to hold on and that he was gonna be ok. Even in that moment, his mom was thinking more about me than herself and showing me how to love strong. It was amazing to me that his mama was so strong and loved so hard.
- Polanski's lawyer claims he was justified in fleeing due to the court's conduct and compared it to fleeing the Germans who invaded Poland.
- Polanski raped a 13 year old girl in 1977.
- He called the denial of no jail time "morally incoherent, legally illogical, and factually deceptive".
- Polanski initially fled because the judge had changed his mind on the initial plea deal, which was only 90 days in jail. The judge later wanted to put the director in jail for up to 50 years.
- Peter Capaldi was on The Graham Norton Show and revealed that when he went to Berlin to promote Doctor Who he was instructed not to talk about the War and it was the first question they did.
- Peter revealed the Daleks were originally created to represent the nazis, they're the most hated and feared (at the time) creatures, his eyes always goes up and down like the nazi salute and they keep yelling 'Exterminate'.
- "Will I offend the Nazis? Ah, to hell with them." - Peter is precious.
ONTD, have you run into a nazi monster already?
About what happened at the show’s London premiere last week when Ridley was confronted by a question about why the lead female of the series (Pinto) is not African-American when the story is about the Black Power Movement.
Ridley : “London in the ‘70s was such a multi-cultural society. I assumed others were aware of it. I’ll never shy away from representing other people.”
Pinto : "i took the moment as the start of someone else’s education. I need to value their opinion, even if it’s different from mine. Not being tolerant is completely the opposite of what the show is about.”
During his speech, he seemed completely out of it as he swayed back and forth while trying to convey clear thoughts. During the 5 minute
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For some reason the show is taking a mini-hiatus and doesn't have a new episode next week, so the next one will be 2 weeks from now.
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From Hayley's dialogue it really comes off like she did everything in the past 5 years just so she could have Elijah for herself, and couldn't care less about the rest of them. This is the second time she's told Elijah she plans to run away with him and Hope, so I guess they better break the news to Klaus & Freya that they're no longer welcome and they can go join Rebekah & Kol.
I did not like The Hallow at all. It's just Silas 2.0, and we've seen this with Klaus specifically in episode 4x18 (TVD). The whole new ways to kill the Originals, yet again, is just beyond stupid that I can't deal with it.
I also really hate Elijah. He needs to go away and figure out his own life instead of trying to micro-manage Klaus' life and assuming children are suddenly going to "fix" him. Half the time it's things Elijah does, including his Hayley obsession, that push Klaus further over the edge anyway.
This week Bryan is fully invested in Radish season, while Erin shares a fight with her grandfather as to why he isn’t watching Feud. Also, The New York Times has uncovered that Bill O'Reilly has paid out millions to settle claims of sexual harassment and the now Russian owned LiveJournal has officially banned political speech and pro-LGBTQ content in what they call “Political Solicitation”. Plus, Guest Michelle Collins is here to discuss Mama Junes weight loss, game shows, and her new job hosting the Little Women: LA live after show.
I love Bryan and Erin. Everyone watch their new show on TV Land so they can make $$$ and keep doing their thing. Follow the source to listen to the show.
'My Lady Jane' by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
About: The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.
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Players are given multiple styling challenges a day that are voted on by other players for chances to win in-game prizes. The challenges can be anything from styling a look for the office to styling a fairytale character and often takes inspiration from current events for challenge ideas.
Today, they decided to release a challenge based on the recent assault of a doctor on United Airlines.
Archer tries to escape from jail with the help of a crazed heiress and a dysfunctional jazz quartet.