July 5th, 2017

10 Nonfiction Books That Will Challenge What You Know About ''The Land Of The Free''

A People's History of the United States- 1492 - Present

A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present by Howard Zinn



About: Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of—and in the words of—America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers.

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Nikki Blonsky says she will win an Oscar one day and that she is obsessed with gays

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where is nikki blonsky now? the former 'hairspray' star did an instagram live chat and reveals secrets from hairspray and whether she still keeps in touch with zac efron.

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Lucinda Chambers writes about being fired from British Vogue



-Lucinda Chambers has been the fashion director of Vogue UK for 25 years
-She claims she was fired last month by new Editor Edward Enninful OBE, former fashion director at W and the first black Vogue EIC
-Vogue staffers are calling it a 'posh girl exodus' and feel they are also being targeted
-Enninful replaced Alexandra Shulman, said to have been fired due to low circulation
-Tea was spilled; it was juicy

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ONTD, have you ever left your job in a blaze of glory? Do you read Vogue?
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Gaga urges Little Monsters to stop bullying Ed Sheeran



- Gaga's Caption: "What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @edsheeran deserves all our love and respect like all humans do. I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity."

- Ed Sheeran recently announced that he quit Twitter because of mean tweets.
- He also mentioned that Lady Gaga fans attacked him relentlessly due to a "misunderstanding" in one of his interviews.

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Tupac Confesses in Prison Letter He Dumped Madonna Because She Was White




Tupac poured out his heart to the singer in an extremely revealing letter he wrote in jail. In the letter he pens, "For you to be seen with a black man wouldn't in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting.But for me at least in my previous perception I felt due to my 'image' I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was." Tupac clearly knows he devastated Madonna by the rejection, saying, "I never meant to hurt you." Another noted pen pal Tupac had was Jim Carey, the comedian wrote him to cheer him up during pac's time in jail.

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Series creator Michelle Lovretta talks representation in 'Killjoys' + a look at the next episode


In season two of Killjoys we were introduced to the concept of Hackmods. For those of you who aren't watching, Hackmods are human being with cybernetic implants. In season three the world of the Hackmods has been expanded and we get to see the community that they have created for themselves where Basics (non-modified humans) need not apply. The series is also primarily using amputee actors to play the Hackmods.

Recently, series creator Michelle Lovretta sat down with The TV Junkies to talk about season three. In the interview she discussed some of the major themes this season which can be seen in the Hackmod storyline.

"Bodily autonomy, agency and consent are probably my biggest hot button issues so they usually pop up in my work, but the Hackmod culture is definitely a new way for me to explore those things through a science fiction and futurism lens," Lovretta said. "My nerdy heart is just really curious about how future technology may merge with our physiology, and what that will do to our culture, our laws, and our prejudices. Also, like most human beings I have people in my extended family with various disabilities and frankly we just don’t see them centered enough in fictional worlds, and this was our chance to put them out there as aspirational badasses. Yeah, they’re disabled – they’re also futuristic superheroes who can kick your ass. Owning both those identities at once is something you don’t often see, and I really wanted to, so …that’s what I wrote."

Lovretta also went on to say she feels there's a lot more of the Hackmod story to see than what will play out in season three so we can expect them to return next year as well if people respond to them (which fans overwhelmingly have).

You can see a clip of Viktoria Modesta's first appearance in the next episode down below:



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New episode airs on SyFy and Space this Friday at 8/7c. It's worth the watch!

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Chicago rapper Noname confirms she's working on a new project

Noname is working on a follow-up to her 2016 debut Telefone.



This announcement comes as a pleasant surprise to fans of the critically-acclaimed rapper; just a few months ago in March, Noname made comments suggesting she was not releasing any music for a long time. While there is no confirmed release date yet, the fact that it only took Noname a month to complete Telefone is keeping fans optimistic about new music coming soon.

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ONTD, what is your favorite track off of Telefone?
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Rob Kardashian v. Blac Chyna: Part ?????



Rob Kardashian "exposed" Blac Chyna for the 100th time by calling her a drug addict, saying he spent $100K on surgery for her after their baby Dream was born, and alleged that she has been having sex with different men in their bed. He also posted naked pictures of her shitting on her plastic surgery.

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Andrew Garfield: 'I am a gay man right now just without the physical act'


Andrew Garfield, who is currently starring in a 25th anniversary revival of Angels in America at the National Theater in London, recently spoke at a panel about how he prepared for the role.

“My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru. I mean every single series of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I mean every series. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all,”

He then clarified:
“As far as I know, I am not a gay man. Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well."

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Michael Moore is coming to Broadway to ridicule Trump starting July 28th

Michael Moore recently proposed then that we should fight Trump on four fronts:

1. Mass citizen action.
2. Run candidates who can win.
3. Tie him up with court orders and injunctions. (To keep him busy and distracted.)
4. Form an Army of Satirists to bring him down with humor, comedy and ridicule.
....(Because his awfully thin skin just can’t take it.)


• The show is called "The Terms of My Surrender", and it's his broadway debut.
• Written and performed by Michael Moore and directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer.
• He wants everyone to be able to see it, so ticket prices will start at $29.
• (He's also working on a new movie.)


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Has Moore educated you in any way? And what's your favourite Michael Moore documentary, ONTD?

Favourite Michael Moore Documentary?

Roger & Me (1989)
11(6.0%)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
87(47.8%)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
26(14.3%)
Sicko (2007)
41(22.5%)
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
6(3.3%)
Where to Invade Next (2015)
8(4.4%)
Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)
3(1.6%)


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Snoop Dogg Weighs In On Rob vs Blac Chyna / Rob Claims Chyna had threesome with rapper TI & Tiny

Update: Rob's account has just been suspended

Snoop Dogg took to instagram to ask people to stop clogging his feed with stuff about Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. He told Rob to, "quit crying to the internet" and that it's his own fault for being suckered by Chyna, "She seen a sucka and she licked it".



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Celebs React to Political News: Poland, Chris Christy, "Fake News", Russia, Healthcare



-Poland is busing in people to stroke Trumplethinskin's ego.
-Nationwide sit-ins are happening tomorrow, July 6th, at Senator offices.
-Trump advisor may have had twitter contact with Russia.
-"Fake News!!!"
-GOP asks everyone but Tramp to fix healthcare.

[GOP Asks Hillary for a Healthcare Plan, She Delivers]





















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Jay Z's platinum plaque presentation for "4:44" took place before the album was even released




Less than a week after it's release, cheater Shawn Carter's 4:44 goes platinum. Carter's album was only released to tidal and sprint users. So it’s unclear how many subscribers Tidal even has. In 2016, the company claimed it had 3 million subscribers, but a report this year claimed that it had been deliberately inflating subscriber numbers. Back in 2013, Jay Z sold a million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail to Samsung to give to Samsung Galaxy users for free, prompting the RIAA to change its rules to allow the Samsung downloads to count toward certification as soon as the album was released. Magna Carta Holy Grail also went platinum.

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Owner of a streaming service fixing numbers for his gain
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Queen of Bollywood Deepika Padukone Covers Vanity Fair U.K.





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James Franco Used Fake Accents to Get Dates when Working at McDonalds




- "I was in acting class, and I would practice different accents in the drive-thru, like really bad accents. But people believed me. So I'd be like [in terrible Italian-American accent] 'Hey, welcome to McDonald's. May I help you?’'You know, like, that bad. And I'd always know that they were interested 'cause they'd come back around."
- says that for some accents he would keep practising while on the actual dates
- would get exposed when someone would call him and he would use his real accent: "they'd call me, and it was before cell phones. So I'd pick up the phone, I didn't know who it was. And I'd be like [in regular voice], 'Hello?' And they'd be like, 'James, is that you? What happened to your accent?' It was always the worst, as if I was this huge imposter. Like, I had to come clean: 'Hey, I'm not from Brooklyn. I'm from Palo Alto.' And they just look at me like I'm a complete stranger. And it usually ended right there."

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Lady Gaga To Debut New Music on Joanna World Tour




“Absolutely. It’s going to be really fun and I’m really excited,” Gaga told cohost Katie Atkinson when asked if she’d consider performing new tunes while on the road.

“The stage [for the tour] has been designed and it’s being built. We’ve been building the story of the show since the Super Bowl... and lighting is a big thing this year. The stage is very different from anything we’ve ever done before.”

-Wants fans to see a deeper look at her life and aura: "Joanne is: a woman looking out, putting a hat on, and saying to herself, ‘I’m about to go somewhere because I’m getting out of here. And I don’t know where I’m going..."

+ Star is Born soundtrack was composed by her and entirely original.

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Ryan Gosling Circling Willy Wonka Prequel




Warner Bros Studios is looking for an actor between the ages of 29 and 35 for the prequel, Gosling is reportedly interested. It's rumored to be an origin story, with songs and mood similar to the Gene Wilder original.

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Kesha - "Praying" OUT TOMORROW



Kesha will release her new song "Praying" after a 5 year, involuntary hiatus! Are you excited?

This doesn't mean she is free of Dr. Luke! It just means that his label gave her permission to release music. There have been depositions being held for the past couple months, including the Kesha fan who started the "Free Kesha Now" twitter page, and an "unnamed popstar" who will record a deposition sometime before the end of July


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toronto/canada post! Womxn Cry by Unbuttoned

Toronto band UNBUTTONED released their second single off their upcoming sophomore release, Liquid, out August 8th.

"For the band's co-lead singer, Kamilah Apong, being able to centre Black women and their experiences in both the song and the video was important. "It is the only way I could tell my story. We are survivors", she explains over email.'

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Ingrid Michaelson makes Broadway debut in The Great Comet of 1812 - star Josh Groban departs




- Ingrid Michaelson made her Broadway debut on Monday in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
- She's filling in for the role of Sonya until August 15th while Brittain Ashford is on vacation
- Josh Groban played his last performance as Pierre on July 2
- Hamilton star Okieriete Onaodowan was supposed to debut the same night as Ingrid, but his debut has been pushed back until July 11. Composer Dave Malloy has stepped in to replace Groban

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What's your favorite song from the best Broadway score of the 2016-2017 season, ONTD? Mine are "Charming" and "Letters" because I love my immoral incest siblings

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ONTD Original: Underrated Black Sitcoms



Remember Martin, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, Girlfriends, A Different World, The Steve Harvey Show, Bernie Mac Show, Sister Sister, and more awesome black sitcoms were on television. Or remember when there was television channels that had an abundance (lol not really but more than now) of shows with a predominately black cast on channels like UPN/The WB and few times with a main networks having these shows. Now there is just one black sitcom on one of the major networks (Black-ish since The Carmichael's Show has been canceled).

So I made this list of other black sitcoms we might have forgotten or a sitcom underappreciated while it was on air. Also I believe all the shows I have on my list on still being seen on channels like MTV 2, Bounce, Centric and TV One.

Eve (2003-2006)


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ONTD, what's your underrated black sitcom(s)? favorite black sitcom?
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Luke Cage casts two comic book villains in season 2




Mustafa Shakir (The Night Of) and Gabrielle Dennis (Insecure) have joined the second season’s cast.
- Shakir will play John McIver. In the comics, John McIver is also known as Bushmaster, a criminal mastermind.
- Dennis has been cast as Tilda Johnson. Comic book fans may know Johnson as Nightshade, a criminal who boasts super-genius intelligence.

It’s not clear whether or not Johnson and McIver will follow their comic book destinies.

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Lauren Conrad Gives Birth to a Baby Boy



Her story is no longer unwritten! Lauren Conrad has given birth to her first child. The Laguna Beach and The Hills alum and her husband, William Tell, welcomed their son on Wednesday, July 5, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

The new mom posted about the news in an Instagram post. “He's here! We're so excited to welcome ------ into the world!” she captioned a picture of a cross stitch depicting the family.

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