August 26th, 2017

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Taylor Swift sold 100k overnight, on track to knock out Despacito

- Overnight (defined as "between 9 PM and 12 AM PT"), “Look What You Made Me Do” was bought around 100k times.

- This is an increase of 20% versus the equivalent launch window for "Shake it Off", which went on to sell 544k in its debut week.

- On radio, only 12 hours in, the song is #36 on the Mediabase Top 40 real-time chart. Its iHeart premiere will add 20m audience spins.

- Streaming data will arrive later.

Source: Hits Daily Double
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Here is the next great boy band "In Real Life" with their debut single "Eyes Closed"

For those who didn't know, ABC aired a reality singing competition this summer to find "the next great boyband". The winners "In Real Life" was announced yesterday and got a recording contract with Hollywood Records. The band consists of Sergio Calderon (16), Michael Conor (18), Chance Perez (19), Andrew Ramos (19) and Brady Tutton (15). Their debut single "Eyes Closed" was also released last night after the finale and is already #9 on iTunes.

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Can Taylor breaks Adele's first week sales record with "reputation"?

Hits Daily Double has posted an article discussing if Taylor can breaks Adele's first week album sales record.
For those who have forgotten, Adele sold 3.4 million copies of her third album "25" in the first week, smashing the previous record.
HDD says that Taylor is a much bigger star now than when she was three years ago when her previous album 1989 debut with 1.3 million first week sales.
Tay has already activated Target and Ticketmaster programs—with merchandise part of the big boost.
Could have a huge debut if she makes the album available on streaming at the time of release on November 10.



Critics Trash "Look What You Made Me Do", Call it "Dead On Arrival" and "Self-Obsessed"

Critics are trashing Taylor's new single "Look What You Made Me Do" in their reviews of the song.
Many are calling the tune "self-parody" and "delusion and egomania."

Vulture slammed the UPS star's song "For all the serpent-themed hype leading up to the launch of the song, Swift's words lack venom, fangs, and smoothness. They have the consistency of wet flour..." "As far as her archnemeses Kim and Kanye go, it’s completely impossible to imagine them doing anything but laughing, hard, at "Look What You Made Me Do." They've "made" Taylor Swift release the worst music of her career."

The New Yorker had this to say: "As much as she is clearly enjoying stepping into the role of the bad girl, this turn is still premised on victimhood. After all, the song isn’t called "Look What I Did." It is more of the same: Swift has been manipulating tabloid story lines—her relationships with famous men, her feud with Katy Perry—in her lyrics for years now. "I don't like your little games / Don't like your tilted stage / The role you made me play," she sings."

One critic slammed her saying "'Look What You Made Me Do' pits millions of largely white Swifties against a black man at a time when this nation is locked in a very real race war."

Pitchfork called it: "...Uncharacteristically un-nuanced, and when she slips in hilariously artless digs like "I don't like your tilted stage.."

NPR called it "Hot Topic Taylor" and "Sonically, this doesn't go anywhere — worth pointing out that thematically, it doesn't go anywhere, either! ... She squandered that chance to play the villain — she'd rather be the victim, which is a stale posture for her by now."

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Celebs react to overnight news (Hurricane Harvey, Trump pardons Arpaio, and more)

A lot happened overnight:

- Hurricane Harvey landed on the Texas coast and was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane
- Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who earned a criminal contempt conviction for defying a court order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants
- Stephen Gorka, an adviser to Trump, was forced out of his position
- Trump signed a military directive that stops recruitment of transgender people into the armed forces, bans the government from covering any medical treatment regimens for transgender people, and starts the process for determining the future of current transgender people in the military

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A new streaming service offers free movies to more than 200 library systems in the US

► More than 200 libraries across the US are now using the streaming platform Kanopy, which lets cardholders stream films for free on their computers, phone apps or via Roku.
► Emphasis is on international and documentary films and not so much Hollywood films.
► Binge watching not really allowed: Each library system has placed a limit on the maximum number of movies a cardholder can watch in a month.
► Source article lists a sample of movies included, such as "The Naked City," "Close-Up," and "Tower."

SOURCE: Twitter

Do you have a library card, ONTD?

ONTD Original: The drama behind the Buffyverse

Into every generation there is a tv show, one chosen to be beloved by all but behind the scenes be filled with drama, that is the Buffyverse. With Joss Whedons ex-wife revealing he started having affairs while on the set of Buffy, I decided to take a look at the other BTS drama that went on within the show.

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Jane the Virgin gets shortest season yet for Season 4

-While S1/2 had 22 episodes and S3 had 20 episodes, JtV is set to go even lower!

-Season 4 will have a total of 17 episodes

-Apparently it was a creative choice

-The exec producer joked that 6 episodes a season would be perfect

Do you think this will produce a stronger season?

Jesse Williams and Estranged Wife War Over Instagram Pics of Kids

Aryn does not want Jesse to post photos of their kids on social media because it's a threat to their kids' welfare and safety.
She is worried that a fan would harm their kids to get closer to Jesse.
Jesse says he was exercising his First Amendment right.
She says their children are not public figures and have their own rights.

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Celebs Tweet About #NationalDogDay!

Today in the US is National Dog Day, which according to its official website, "celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues."

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True Crime Post: Natalee Holloway, New Docs, New Books


*Dave Holloway, the father of missing American girl Natalee Holloway, says that a tip has led to the discovery of human remains in Aruba that might be Natalee's. They are currently being tested to see whether they belong to Natalie.

A docuseries for Oxygen will follow Dave Holloway and a private detective as they travel to Aruba to search for the truth about Natalee. The TV show was filmed over 18 months during an intensive search.

They found an informant who claims to have been roommates with a friend of Joran van der Sloot, the man who is widely believed to have murdered Natalie. The source claims that Natalie was given a date rape drug that caused her to foam at the mouth and choke to death. In a panic, the assailant then wrapped her body in a burlap sack and buried it under a cactus in a local park.

Natalee was just 18 years old when she disappeared during a vacation to Aruba in 2005. Her disappearance has never been solved.

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Taylor Swift broke spotify and vevo records

1-Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do broke spotify record for the biggest opening day with 3.8M streams .
2- it's the most viewed lyric video in 24hours .
3- Over 20,000,000 listened to Look What You Made Me Do on Pop Radio in the first day .
4- Fastest song to reach number 1 on itunes . it took 30 mns

she's so over :((( bye despacito
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"She's got to have tits." - Anti-Objectification Activist James Cameron about Female Characters

You might remember that James Cameron slammed Wonder Woman as an objectified icon and called the movie a step backwards. He's clearly an authority on that subject - let's look at the way he describes his Avatar character Neytiri.


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ONTD Original: How Taylor Swift and Donald Trump were able to overcome career-ending audio leaks

In July 2016, Kim Kardashian exposed Taylor Swift as a liar and a snake (🐍) when she released a series of Snapchat videos featuring a telephone recording of Taylor Swift giving Kanye West permission to use her name in his rap on "Famous," after Taylor Swift said that she had cautioned Kanye West against "releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message." Immediately after, Kim's Snapchat videos became national news, with many speculating that these leaked recordings would ruin Taylor Swift's career forever after she was caught lying.

In October 2016, Donald Trump experienced his own scandal when audio of his conversation with Billy Bush during the filming of Access Hollywood revealed his "grab them by the pussy" comment. The audio leaked before the second presidential debate, and many believed that this leaked audio was the death blow to his election campaign. This post will look at how the two biggest stan wars of 2016 became national news, and how the individuals whose careers were supposed to be ended by their respective audio leak scandals were able to flip the script on the narrative and come out more successful than before.

TL;DR - By cultivating a radicalized loyal fanbase and blaming the media, Donald Trump and Taylor Swift were able to come out unscathed and in fact more successful after their respective audio leak scandals.

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Director of "Look What You Made Me Do" video refutes Beyoncé comparisons

- When a sneak peek of the "LWYMMD" video was released yesterday, the Internet pointed out that it looked suspiciously like Beyoncé's "Formation" video.
- Joseph Kahn also directed Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," "Bad Blood," "Wildest Dreams," and "Out of the Woods" videos.
- He said they began concepting and prepping for the "LWYMMD" video in January, and shot it in May.

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Andy Murray withdraws from the US Open.

A day after Federer and Nadal are drawn into the same half at the US Open, Murray, who had a pretty nice looking draw, has been forced to withdraw due to injury.

What this means for the draw:

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Have read he was almost in tears making the announcement, horrible for him, I hope he gets well soon, cos if he shuts down the year should we even tennis?
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Backstage drama surrounds Miley's VMA performance

-Miley Cyrus is performing "Younger Now" at the VMAs tomorrow night
-People involved can't agree on how Miley should spend the minute she's allotted before she begins performing the song
-The creative director of her VMA performance wants her to have a "puppet orgy" and have one of the puppets sniff Miley's panties after Miley jokes about "keeping it clean down there"
-But Miley's manager wants her to talk about Donald Trump in order to make headlines
-The creative director was overheard calling her manager a "stupid a**hole"


Well I guess she has to make headlines somehow. Whose VMA performance are you looking forward to tomorrow night?
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Wynonna Earp post-S2 finale interviews

Emily Andras sat with EW and The TV Junkies and discussed the S2 finale.


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* Wynonna saying goodbye to her baby was the last scene Melanie filmed for the season, it was done it one take; she wasn't feeling well on set that day and gave birth 4 days later. They went back and forth on whether it'd be a girl or a boy, but in the end wanted to have an Earp women legacy. It's safer for everyone if they don't know where Gus and the baby are headed, but it'll make it harder for our people to find the baby as well. For Wynonna to realize the baby would have a better life away from her is a very real story for a lot of mothers and something they thought was worth telling.

* They considered making the baby half Revenant, but it's a genre story they've seen a lot. Ultimately they decided it should be more grounded and just be a human baby, who just happens to be the progeny of an Earp and a Holliday. Bobo isn't Waverly's father, but he insists she's his kin, so there's some relation there. She's not a Revenant, but we still don't know for sure if she's not something else. But Mama Earp showing up could shed some answers on it.

* We've seen Peacemaker turn blue before, in the S1 finale when Wynonna mercy kills Willa. Emily has an idea of why Peacemaker turns blue when it does, but wants to leave it open for fan speculation. She says it has something to do with the Earps in particular and choices they're making. One of the biggest mistakes Wynonna made this year was when she wanted to force Rosita to act as a guinea pig to test the serum and told her 'I promise I will shoot you last'. Rosita has done everything she can to keep going and tried to better herself and fight on, in the end she made a terrible, terrible choice. She's also half demon, we've seen Bobo, who was a good mad as Robert, be unable to fight those instincts. She's fully evil now, but Emily says Rosita is an interesting three-dimensional character and they'd love to see more of Tamara Duarte next season, so there's always hope.

* Jeremy seems to know things, to be able to tell things, if we rewatch S2, we'll see several moments where he has insight into people or knows things he couldn't have known naturally. About the love triangle- all doors are open, but things have evolved between the three of them, including Doc and Dolls becoming friends. They wouldn't want o force Wynonna to choose one over the other until she's ready, which is a big old mess Emily can't wait to unravel.

* It's shocking that Wynonna obviously knows where Mama Earp is, it's interesting that she seems to have some sort of intel, not only into Waverly's parentage, but also the demon Bulshar. Waverly had no idea where their mom was, it might be a problem when she finds out Wynonna knew all along.


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* They knew they had to figure out a way to get the baby to safety, they weren't going to be a show that had a baby on screen, it wasn't feasible with Wynonna being the Earp heir and killing Revenants. It seemed consistent wit Wynonna's character that she'd be the type of woman who accidentally got pregnant, didn't have a lot of choices about what to do and then made the best choice by giving the baby a better life away from her. It's the ultimate selfless choice, if you truly think you cannot raise a baby on your own, in a healthy environment, to give it to someone who can. They didn't want to completely tie up Waverly's parentage storyline, because they think they still have a big story to tell about it and wanted to introduce Mama Earp. The scene where Wynonna tells Doc she named the baby after both their mothers moved crew members to tears, it was a moving, incredible scene.

* Emily cried at the end with Wynonna and Doc, but also when Wynonna was telling at Waverly that she's her sister and willing Peacemaker to fire. The scene encapsulates everything about the Earp sisters that she love. The pregnancy forced their hands and made them do a storyline you'd maybe hold off on until S6, but the audience for the most part trusted them, even if they weren't sure how it was going to work. Emily says she's interested in seeing how people think Doc reacted at the end, what feelings he was left with when they pulled away from him in the finale. She doesn't know if Doc and Wynonna will have the same reaction to giving the baby up. Doc went to hell when he died, he's kind of a mess, on top of that his girlfriend betrayed his baby mamma.

* They're looking forward to casting Mama Earp, Emily wants it to be Lucy Lawless, even if there's very little chance of it happening. In 2X05 when Waverly said the tentacle told her things and Wynonna had a reaction to her knowing her secrets, she thought Waverly was going to confront her about knowing where their mother was this whole time. Where is she, why did she leave, what part did Wynonna have in either making her leave or knowing where she is, why doesn't Waverly know- they'll go into it all in S3. There's always been this narrative that Mama Earp left her three little girls with a father who was kind of an alcoholic and not necessarily the best parent, now Wynonna is a mother who also has to give up her child, there are a lot of parallels that are really interesting. Wynonna might have a different take on her mom now that she's had to make such a difficult choice.

* Bobo calling Waverly 'kin'- it's an old-fashioned word that could mean a lot of things, it could mean family, it could mean 'of a kind', but it could also be Bobo once again screwing with everyone. Bobo is still around and may have answers. Waverly figuring it out will be a big part of S3. Nicole had Bulshar's ring and a folder on him and seems to be working with Dolls on it in secret.

* Rosita is a Revenant and is really stuck, she wasn't really part of the gang, her relationship with Doc was incredibly complicated, but the turn happened because Wynonna told her 'I'll shoot you last', not 'I'll protect you/I won't shoot you'. Rosita is a lot like Wynonna, she's a survivor and needs to keep going. She tried to better herself, she was made a Revenant by being caught in the crossfire, or so she says. Now she betrayed them and there'll be consequences, so she's on the run. Emily loves Tamara and would love to see her next season. They ended up falling in love with Varun, so they wrote more and more for Jeremy, they love him and his dynamic with everybody. He seems to know things he shouldn't be able to, there's the implication Black Badge didn't recruit him for his intellect, but for something else.

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Post finale thoughts, everyone? What's the verdict on S2?


The Killers Announce Both Flops Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer Will Not Tour

The Killers recently broke the news that flop member Dave Keuning has reached an agreement similar to that of other fellow flop member, Mark Stoermer, in that he is still apart of the The Killers - but will not tour in support of the new album. Despite a five year wait between albums that was caused because of these two members - apparently it is still too soon to tour or do any sort of promotional obligations for their new material. Ted Sablay and Jake Blanton will take the place of both respective members during touring duties. The original line up of the band will remain in tact [for now] and all four members contributed towards the upcoming album "Wonderful Wonderful." The tour kicks off November 6th 2017 in Birmingham, UK at the Genting Arena.

ONTD, do your friends and/or band members make life difficult for you?


UPDATE: Man Who Cyber Bullied Nick Jonas Slides into His DMs to Apologize

Previously, on Teen Wolf: Nick Jonas was viciously height-shamed by a random Instagramer who he stopped to take a photo with in Canada. The fashion icon dropped into the comment section to call the dude out.

The Instagramer updated his caption to read "One of the most humble superstars...MY MAN", asking Nicky to check his DMs, after the Nude Chanteuse™ called him "rude." The "bruh" apologized to the singer, and thanked him for stopping to pose for a pic.

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Follow-up to this post.

Do y'all buy it? ONTD: Are you rude to celebrities on the internet?

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Demi Lovato to sing the National Anthem at #MayweathervMcGregor Fight

Pop superstar & MMA trained Demi "Sorry Not Sorry" Lovato's latest gig is singing the national anthem at what could be the biggest pay-per-view event of all time: tonight's superfight of Floyd Mayweather, undefeated boxing legend, vs. Conor McGregor, UFC champion.

SOURCE: Twitter

Viewing post? Fight starts @ 11 PM eastern, but preliminary fights started at 9.

Nikki Blonsky has no time for guys who can’t get past her size

About guys using the word “curvy” :
“It’s like, an excuse for men to like what they like. It’s like they feel risqué or bad or naughty being with somebody my size. It’s not OK. If you date me, you’re going to get a lot more than you bargained for. You get my physical attributes and you get my emotions, and my beliefs, and you get my family and they’re a trip.”

About giving dating apps a try :
"I just jumped into Tinder, that’s a crazy train. I was like, ‘You know what, I’m back in New York, maybe I’ll inspire some straight guys to come out to the show’ and now I’m like, ‘Oh my God.' Their first approach with me is either they don’t know who I am at all and they’re like, ‘I like curvy women,’ or they’ll be like, ‘You look kind of familiar, are you that girl?’ … It takes them a little while to realize that yes I am that girl and I have sexual needs and pleasures."

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