October 3rd, 2017

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22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death


Middlemarch by George Eliot

About: 'We believe in her as in a woman we might providentially meet some fine day when we should find ourselves doubting of the immortality of the soul'

wrote Henry James of Dorothea Brooke, who shares with the young doctor Tertius Lydgate not only a central role in Middlemarch but also a fervent conviction that life should be heroic.

By the time the novel appeared to tremendous popular and critical acclaim in 1871-2, George Eliot was recognized as England's finest living novelist. It was her ambition to create a world and portray a whole community--tradespeople, middle classes, country gentry--in the rising provincial town of Middlemarch, circa 1830. Vast and crowded, rich in narrative irony and suspense, Middlemarch is richer still in character, in its sense of how individual destinies are shaped by and shape the community, and in the great art that enlarges the reader's sympathy and imagination. It is truly, as Virginia Woolf famously remarked, 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'.

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Hugh Hefner Obsessed With Having Britney on the Cover of Playboy

Hugh Hefner's former West Coast Playboy bureau chief, Heidi Parker, says he was obsessed with having Britney Spears on the cover of Playboy.

• Hefner was set on having Spears on the cover in 2004.

He actually always wanted her on the cover from the day she turned eighteen.

• Parker would suggest others for the cover but he was relentless saying, "I want Britney for the cover, I don't want anyone else. I want Britney or no one! Get her to do it. It would sell like crazy."

Larry Rudolph, Britney's manager alluded to the magazine that she might be keen on doing it but it never happened.

• In the end, even Legends sometimes simply aren't multidimensional like Halsey.

lol. k.

ONTD, would you pose nude?


Celebs react to Tom Petty's death

After many news agencies mistakenly reported his death early yesterday afternoon, Tom Petty's long-time manager confirmed his death last night.

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The last post was left kind of in limbo due to all the uncertainty, so posted for closure <3

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Kim Cattrall speaks out about SATC3 and SJP "I really think she could have been nicer"

Allegedly Kim Cattrall will be on an upcoming episode of Piers Morgan's program "Life Stories." Sources say Kim will defend herself as she has become the unwilling scapegoat of the failed Sex and the City 3 movie.

"‘And now, now at this very moment it’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I’m demanding or a diva. And this is really where I take to task the people from ‘Sex And The City’ and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer. I really think she could have been nicer." -Kim Cattrall

What do we think, ontd? It seems the decade old rumor of these two not getting along seems to be true, no? What's your favorite sex and the city episode? Are you sick of all of these sex and the city 3 movie posts?


Taylor Swift sends flowers to LAPD station following Las Vegas shooting

Taylor Swift sent multiple bouquets of flowers to a police station in LA after one of their off-duty officers was injured in the Las Vegas shooting earlier this week.

lapdfoothillThese came in for you Deb from Taylor Swift. We all here at Foothill wish you a speedy recovery. @taylorswift.updates

kimberleeb88Talk about a class act! @taylorswift sent multiple bouquets of flowers and plants to our station, as one of our officers was shot in Las Vegas last night. This is one of the smaller arrangements. Beautiful flowers can bring a smile to anyone’s face. Much respect.

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Jason Aldean Tweets about Vegas Shooting

Text reads:

Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely don't understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. The world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have to start now. My heart aches for the Victims and their families for this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate!
#stopthehate #prayforlasvegas

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The View talks about Las Vegas shooting and interviews Viola Davis and Russell Brand

The View returns this week talking about the shootings in Las Vegas. Sunny feels hopeless that after Sandy Hook that if 20 six year olds got killed; how can we make changes in regards to gun reform. The panel talks about how theshooting is missing the classification of being called domestic terrorism. Sunny says Nevada statutes defines the event as domestic terrorism. Sara wants to know more about the motive of the shooter. Sunny does not like that they keep talking about this guy as being rich, a gambler and living a silent life. It's a different narrative now that it's a white man who was rich who caused the issue. Joy predicts that people will stop talking about this event. They also spent a time talk about gun control.

Viola Davis talks about the current season of How To Get Away With Murder. Viola talks about this year being her best year because she understands the perspective. She understands her mortality and her love for her family. They talk about marriage and how she thinks that marriage doesn't start at "I do." Viola says Annalise is always a MESS. She just wants Annalise to do better and be heroic.

Russell Brand chats with the panel about his former Twitter feud with Trump. He explains about the feud. Russell says that Trump is stupid as he was interviewing him for a documentary. This is an interesting segment. He promotes his new book.

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Sunny was on point today. Meghan McCain sighting on the View: 0.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan: "Dear assholes. Blue lives do matter. All lives matter."

A few days ago a picture of Jeffrey Dean Morgan wearing a Blue Lives Matter T-shirt surfaced on the internet. After facing some criticism from fans, he chose to share his opinions about his wardrobe choice on his Instagram account.

jeffreydeanmorgan: "Dear assholes. Blue lives do matter. Can't believe I need to explain to you this fact. All lives matter. All of em. This shirt was made in response to the cold blooded murder of two GOOD cops in NY, both that had immigrated to the US, and took an oath to protect and serve. This shirt was given to me at a convention by a woman, who's son, was shot during what was a routine traffic stop. He was black. I'm so tired of mean people. People who wake up in the morning, and I think, just sit behind the safety of their computers... anonymously... and start shit. Grow the fuck up. The world has enough horrible things going on right now without your petty bullshit. Speaking of cops... I'd like to commend those in blue that saved countless lives in vegas. Those first responders saved hundreds... if not thousands. So you trolls.... go crawl under the rock in which you came. GOOD PEOPLE MATTER. You? Don't."


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Are you an asshole who doesn't think All Lives Matter, ontd?

Jared Leto to Star as Hugh Hefner in Biopic

- "Jared is an old friend," says Brett Ratner, who will direct the film. "When he heard I got the rights to Hef's story, he told me, 'I want to play him. I want to understand him.' And I really believe Jared can do it. He's one of the great actors of today."
- Robert Downey Jr. had once been attached to play Hugh Hefner.



Rosanne Cash Speaks Out Against the NRA

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Johnny Cash’s daughter Rosanne came down hard against the NRA: “There is no other way to say this: The NRA funds domestic terrorism.” She also condemns the legislators who take money from the NRA: “A shadow government exists in the world of gun sales, and the people who write gun regulations are the very people who profit from gun sales. The NRA would like to keep it that way.”

Rosanne encouraged other country and roots musicians to come out against the NRA, even if it means they may be “bullied.” She noted that when she participated in the Concert to End Gun Violence, many participants received death threats. Even so, Rosanne insists it’s important to speak out: “It is no longer enough to separate yourself quietly. The laws the N.R.A. would pass are a threat to you, your fans, and to the concerts and festivals we enjoy.”

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Dee Rees to direct movie on the battle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

  • The film will focus on Gloria Steinem and Florynce "Flo" Kennedy and their work against anti-feminism activist Phyllis Schlafly

  • Rees also recently announced she will direct an adaptation of Joan Didion's The Last Thing He Wanted and is also rumoured to be working on an original script described as a lesbian rural Get Out

  • There is also a competing Gloria Steinem film recently announced that is based on Steinem's biography and will be directed by Julie Taymor


Casting suggestions? And which Rees project interests you the most?

Lucifer 3x02 "The One With the Baby Carrot"

I thought this was a great season premiere. I liked the introduction of Lieutenant Pierce, and I'm excited for the new big bad, Sinnerman. Ella and Amenadiel finally meeting was cute. I hope they stick to being friends, though. Only thing missing was Maze and Trixie.

Lucifer and Pierce, y/y?


My Immortal memoir canceled: Author says she's been 'branded a liar'

- Christo said the publisher canceled her book because of steps she took to ensure the protection of her family members’ identities.

- When it came time to provide documentation, she altered the photocopies to disguise their names.

- This is after the publisher hired lawyers to vet her, to make sure she is who she says she is.

Click here to read the Tumblr post where she makes the cancellation announcement.

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The 10 Best Fiction Books Coming Out in October 2017

An Unkindness of Ghosts - Rivers Solomon

Synopsis: An Unkindness of Ghosts takes place on the HSS Matilda — space ship organized like the antebellum South, on a mission to take the last of humanity to the "Promised Land." Aster is a dark-skinned sharecropper, enslaved by the upper classes. As she retraces the circumstances of her mother's suicide, she discovers secrets that may change everything. This book thoughtfully explores race, gender, and much more, while delivering a story that you won't be able to put down.
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Daisy Ridley to Star in Drama 'Daddio'

- The film centers on a woman who takes a cab from JFK airport to her Manhattan apartment. During the ride, the passenger and the driver discuss their respective past and current relationships — and their consequences.
Playwright Christy Hall wrote the script
- CAA is arranging the financing and will represent the film’s domestic distribution rights.

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Sunday night TV ratings: "Ghosted" premeires strong; "Wisdom" OK. "Ten Days" bombs hard

Final ratings for the Sunday shows are in. Out of the three new shows that premiered. supernatural comedy "Ghosted" seemed the strongest. It got a 1.4 rating, retaining 100% of its Simpsons lead-in. Family guy returned with a 1.3. Last Man on Earth returned with a 0.9, even with last season premiere.
New suspense/thriller Ten Days on the Valley starring Kyra Sedgewick bombed hard on ABC. It got a 0.5 which is the lowest rated premiere on the big 4 networks. The two hour premiere of Shark Tank averaged a 1.3
New procedural drama "Wisdom of the Crowd" on CBS got an OK 1.3. NCIS:Los Angeles also got the same.


Kate Winslet joins Avatar sequels

Kate Winslet is reuniting with Titanic director James Cameron for the upcoming Avatar sequels. She will play a character named Ronal. No word on how many of the sequels she will appear in.

Production for Avatar 2 officially began last week and is currently scheduled for release on December 18, 2020.


Roman Polanski accused of rape by Renate Langer

- Renate Langer, a 61-year-old former German actress, has reported to the Swiss police that the film director Roman Polanski raped her at a house in Gstaad in February 1972, when she was 15.
- She had not previously reported anything to the police — and did not confide in friends and family at the time — largely out of concern for her parents. She said she told a boyfriend years later.
- She is speaking out now because she had read the account of the woman who came forward in August and because her parents are no longer alive.
- Renate Langer is now the fourth woman to accuse Polanski of abuse after Samantha Geimer, Charlotte Lewis, and a woman identified only as Robin M.

you can read her full statement @ source

i feel sick...

Jennifer Lopez postpones three shows in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting

Jennifer Lopez will postpone her next three shows in the aftermath of the attack in Las Vegas, out of respect for the victims & their families
Her shows were scheduled for October 4,6,& 7
She was set to preform at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

A statement from Lopez's team says that ticket holders can expect to be contacted by Ticketmaster or Axis for refunds or exchanges


Ellen Page Has Kristen Wiig's Name Tattooed on Her Bicep

Ellen Page gave an interview on Conan and apparently has Kristen Wiig's name tattooed on her lil Canadian bicep!

Ellen says that she has 8 tattoos total, most of them stick-and-pokes done by friends.

She is currently promoting the Flatliners remake, costarring Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev. She and Dobrev stayed in a cottage together and played Flip Cup on a slip 'n' slide.

The zombie drama The Cured and romantic tearjerker My Days of Mercy showed at the Toronto Film Festival. The Cured is about people who were once zombies and have been cured, but now must live with the stigma in society. MDoM is about a journalist, Page, who falls in love with a death-row inmate, Kate Mara.

1) Whose name would you tattoo on you? 2) Would you get a stick-n-poke?

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The Kardashians Drag Caitlyn on "KUWTK" Premiere

- Caitlyn didn't tell the Kardashians she had sex reassignment surgery, so they found out online
- Caitlyn gave Kim an advance copy of her memoir, but it didn't include scandalous parts that were later included, like Caitlin saying Kim's dad believed OJ was guilty
- "My relationship with Caitlyn was strained, and I was trying to be respectful," Kim says. "But if you talk about my dad, I will cut you."
- Kris is shown crying because she's upset she wasn't told about Caitlyn's surgery and was worried Kendall and Kylie wouldn't handle it well
- Kendall asks Caitlyn to not comment publicly on her Pepsi commercial, but Caitlyn does anyway

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Jenny Slate is in talks to join Venom

- Jenny Slate is in talks to join Sony's Venom
- Jenny's character would be a scientist
- Riz Ahmed & Michelle Williams have also joined the cast, which stars Tom Hardy as Venom
- Venom is scheduled to be released on October 5, 2018


Becky G Gets kicked off stage during a concert of Fifth Harmony

Last night Fihth Harmony performs at Buenos Aires (argentina) and Becky G is currently opening for the group's PSA tour.

During "All in my head" performance Dinah had a waldrobe malfunction and Becky G run on stage to wrap the flag of Argentina around Dinah, but the bodyguard takes Becky out out of the stage because he thought she was a fan.

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Celebs react to Trump's visit to Puerto Rico

+ As if Puerto Rico hasn't suffered enough, they were visited by T**** today. During his visit, he accused Puerto Rico of throwing the U.S. budget out of whack. Keep in mind that 33 million of their debt is because of T**** himself. He also threw rolls of paper towels to the victims as if he was at a basketball game. T**** told the victims to have a "good time" and claims that they are doing as good of a job in PR as they did in FL and TX. Spoiler alert: that is not true.
+ Trump also stated that PR should be happy it's not a "real catastrophe" like Katrina and that the death toll is only at 16. The death toll since then has risen to 34.

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Howie Mandel Wants Mental Health Reform

In light of the Vegas tragedy, Howie Mandel was on Ellen and discussed mental health and reform.

- Says the problem is lack of mental health awareness and treatment at the root of all these tragedies, "You hear about gun control or questions like 'was he muslim', they want to put it in a category, they wanna fix it. There's one fix, I don't care if you're muslim, a child, teenager, 64 year old man, woman...we are all people and we all have one issue, mental health."
- Says that anyone, even extermists and fanatics who are using religion as reasoning, at the root have a mental health issue to get to the point of taking lives
-  Thinks mental health should be part of school curriculum
- "There is no way that there wasn't a sign." - about Vegas shooter


Joachim Rønning In Talks To Direct Disney’s ‘Maleficent 2’

-He directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

-Angelina Jolie will return

-Shooting is expected to start in the first quarter of 2018.