December 12th, 2017

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15 Movies Based on Fascinating News Stories.

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)



Based on: A bank robbery committed by John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale.

About: On August 22, 1972, Wojtowicz, along with Salvatore Naturale and Robert Westenberg, attempted to rob a branch of the Chase Manhattan bank at 450 Avenue P in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The Los Angeles Times reported the heist was meant to pay for Eden's sex reassignment surgery. However, Arthur Bell, a respected Village Voice columnist and investigative journalist who knew Wojtowicz (and was tangentially involved in the negotiations), reported that paying for Eden's sex change was only peripheral to the real motive. The attempted heist was, according to him, a well-planned Mafia operation that went horribly wrong.

Wojtowicz and Naturale held seven Chase Manhattan bank employees hostage for 14 hours. Westenberg fled the scene before the robbery got underway, when he saw a police car on the street. Wojtowicz, a former bank teller, had some knowledge of bank operations but apparently based his plan on scenes from the movie The Godfather (1972), which he had seen earlier that day.

Wojtowicz was arrested, but Naturale was killed by the FBI during the final moments of the incident.

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Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift met through Jonas Brothers


Selena Gomez dated Nick Jonas and Taylor Swift dated Joe Jonas during the same period of time.
"It was hysterical. Yeah. It was amazing because she was the girl with the big curly hair and all the bracelets and cowboy boots, and, ya know I was definitely up and coming. And, we just clicked.
Selena joked, "It was the best thing we got out of those relationships [with the Jonas brothers]."



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1. How did you meet your best friend? 2. Were you a fan of Jonas Brothers?
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Celebs campaign in Alabama ahead of todays vote



Yesterday, Charles Barkley, Uzo Aduba and Alyssa Milano campaigned for Doug Jones.
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Celebs also tweeted and urged Alabama to not embarrass themselves:
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If you live in Alabama, go vote!

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Mobile Harry Potter role-playing game coming in 2018








It’s called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and it’s the first mobile game in which players can create their own character and experience life as a student. Once you’ve settled into the school, your character can move through the years while doing all the same things Hogwarts students do: taking part in Duelling Club, for example, or going to classes such as Potions and Defence Against the Dark Arts. There’ll be faces you recognise, too, with many subjects taught by Professors you may already know and love (or know and dislike, depending on who they are…).

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Beyoncé Issues C&D to Brewery for Naming a Beer After Her

The owner's statement:
"As a Hispanic, female-run business, I am very inspired by her so I thought I'd pay homage. We're disappointed she didn't take it as a compliment, but oh well. It was fun while it lasted!"






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'Get Out' named best film by African American Film Critics & Boston Online Film Critics Associations








African American Film Critics Association best of 2017:

Best Picture: Get Out
Best Director: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actor: Laurence Fishburne, Last Flag Flying
Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

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Boston Online Film Critics Association – 2017 Awards

Best Picture - "Get Out"
Best Director - Paul Thomas Anderson - "Phantom Thread"
Best Actor - Timothee Chalamet - "Call Me By Your Name"
Best Actor - Frances McDormand - "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri"
Best Supporting Actor - Willem Dafoe - "The Florida Project"
Best Supporting Actress - Laurie Metcalf - "Lady Bird"

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Source: https://twitter.com/THR/status/940624527268220928
https://twitter.com/the_moviebob/status/939440410342064128
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Tommy Wiseau came to Melissa McCarthy's door once to get her to buy his movie



-Dave talks about The Disaster Artist
-Melissa says Tommy came to her door to promote 'The Room' when he made it
-The Room was in one theater for 2 weeks so it could be nominated for an Academy Award
-Dave says they are not making fun of Tommy but celebrating his dream



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Would you buy Tommy's movie if he came to your door?
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Homeland Season 7 Trailer



The trailer for the seventh season of Homeland just dropped. At the end of last season, following an assassination attempt on her life, President Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) broke her promise to Carrie (Claire Danes) by arresting 200 members of the intelligence community without bringing charges against them, including Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). As season seven begins, Carrie has left her job in the White House and moved back to D.C. and is living with her sister Maggie (Amy Hargreaves) to take on the Keane administration and secure the release of the 200.

Homeland returns Sunday, Febraury 11 at 9PM on SHOWTIME.

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  • zodgory

Riverdale Roundup: Ep 9 Stills, GQ Men of the Year Red Carpet, Other Appearances, and More

RAS finally came out of hiding to post a still for the upcoming midseason finale. Or more like his intern



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Some of the cast attended the GQ Men of the Year event



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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is dedicated to Carrie Fisher



  • As befitting to a galaxy icon, The Last Jedi is dedicated to the true Space Princess, Carrie FIsher

  • Kylo-apologist Rian Johnson paid tribute to Fisher at The Last Jedi premiere in L.A., dedicating the evening to her. “I want to dedicate tonight to Carrie. I know she’s up there right now flipping me the bird, saying, ‘Damn it Rian, how dare you bring the mood down and make this night a solemn tribute.’ So let’s all have a blast together for Carrie.”

  • “There’s no way that we could’ve known this would’ve been the last Star Wars movie she would be in, so it’s not like we made the film thinking that we were bringing closure to the character,” he said. “But watching the film, there’s going to be a very emotional reaction to what she does in this movie.”

  • The cast assembled this year for a photoshoot, leaving space in the middle for their departed costar.



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'Lady Bird', '3 Billboards', 'Call Me by Your Name' top 2017 Australian Academy Award Nominees





Australian Academy Award Nominees announced (with a few random fun names nominated):

AACTA International Award for Best Film
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Dunkirk”
“Lady Bird”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

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Source: https://twitter.com/TheWrap/status/940673148818567168
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  • arabian

#MeToo Movement Recasts 'Sorry Not Sorry' Into A Message Of Empowerment



"Sometimes a moment in history can cast a piece of art in a new light. For me, that happened in 2017 with Demi Lovato's "Sorry (Not Sorry)," after the #MeToo movement took off."

This piece, by Courtney E. Smith, examines how Lovato's track--although originally penned as a rebuke to childhood bullies--has taken on new meaning for her in light of the repercussions that are beginning to face sexual predators.

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~ The whole article is a pretty interesting read; I'd suggest reading the whole thing at the source.

Source: Refinery29 | Demi Lovato: Sorry Not Sorry (Audio)

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Jennifer Lawrence's Burial Rites gets a new director


  • Burial Rites is an adaptation of the book of the same name

  • Jlaw will play Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland for killing two men and setting fire to their home

  • Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino will direct

  • Jlaw is also set to produce

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Who's ready for millenial Meryl to score her 5th Oscar nom?

Trailer for HBO's David Bowie Documentary



From the video description:

"Focusing on the artist’s final years, David Bowie: The Last Five Years presents a nuanced look at the evolution of Bowie’s music as told through archival footage and interviews with the musical legend’s bandmates. Largely focused on Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, the film also explores his musical, Lazarus, which he began developing in the midst of his illness."


SOURCE: HBO YouTube
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Jessica Chastain thought Hollywood would shun her for speaking out against Weinstein


  • She was afraid she would be shunned by Hollywood for speaking out about Weinstein, thought that people wouldn't want to work with her if she was an outspoken activist

  • Is pleasantly surprised by her 5th Golden Globe nom since 2012

  • For Molly's Game Aaron Sorkin told her he didn't want to create the male gaze

  • First time in Chastain's career she worked with a cinematographer who was a woman (Charlotte Bruus Christensen)

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R u ready for Miss Sloane 2.0?

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  • dbil

The View reacts to Moore's wife's comments and Gillibrand's Trump tweet





The View kicks off this Tuesday talking about Roy Moore's wife's comments about how their attorney is a Jew. The panel says who does that. Sunny believes that they aren't equal choices. Meghan interjects if the Democrats had inserted a more moderate candidate this would be a slam dunk for Ds. Sunny argues that he is a moderate. After two months on the job, Meghan still can't hold her own argument.

They also talk about Gillibrand v. Trump. How she called him to resign due to his sexual allegations? However, Trump responds back how she asked for campaign contributions. Sunny is mad at how infantile Trump is and she would take his phone away if he was her own child. WHERE ARE HIS HANDLERS?

Jimmy Fallon graces the View. He gushes about his daughter. He plays the whisper game with Whoopi, Sara, and Joy.


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VIEWING POST FOR JONES v. MOORE!

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Morrissey Still Garbage, Vegan Prince Johnny Marr Is Still The Superior Smiths Member, Water Is Wet

-German news outlet, Der Spiegel, has published the audio recording of Morrissey's controversial interview in which he victim blamed the Kevin Spacey accusers.
-Morrissey, in true Morrissey fashion, blamed the media and said he was misquoted (he wasn't) and vowed to never speak to the press again.
-Relevant ONTD post of the initial controversy here.




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Paris Hilton Says Lindsay Lohan Crashed Her Girls Night Out with Britney Spears — in 2006




In a new interview, Paris Hilton shared the story behind her epic girls' night out in November 2006 with Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.

“Actually, it was just Brit and I [going] out.” “And then [Lindsay] chased us to the car and got in. She wasn’t invited.”

Lindsay defended Paris Hilton on that night and said rumors of drink-throwing were false.

“Paris is my friend. Everyone lies about everything. She’s a nice person… I’ve known her since I was 15.”

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Bravo Roundup: Real Housewives + Vanderpump Rules



-Coming hot off the presses that Jax admitted to cheating on his girlfriend on last nights VPR (after vehemently denying it), Jax appeared on WWHL!

+++-He looked like he wanted to die/cry/was scared.

-Brittany Cartwright was not happy that Jax cheated.

-Jax revealed that he and his Brittany are still together and that their relationship is stronger now (its been 7 months). Brittany now has complete control over his social media/phone.

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Kesha and Macklemore Announce a Summer Tour





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i like the tour art.. are you hft this drunk summer fun ontd?

Kacey Musgraves Details New Album 'Golden Hour', Coming Early 2018



In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Musgraves announced her next album, Golden Hour, for an early-2018 release. It’ll be her first offering since her 2016 Christmas album, A Very Kacey Christmas. Speaking with the magazine, Musgraves called the new album “trippy” and noted that it is influenced by Sade, The Bee-Gees, and Neil Young. “There are certain junctures in your life where you can’t really think your way through — you have to feel your way through,” she said of the record. “Making this album, it’s like leading heart first.

Musgraves notes that most of the material for this record was written in the last year, a time that found her getting married to musician Ruston Kelly. She also mentions that she recorded in a studio above Sheryl Crow’s horse stable. “She has Guinness on tap, so she would have a Guinness with us,” Musgraves said of Crow. “We ended up talking about reincarnation one night and getting so heady. I was like, ‘This is amazing!’ It set the tone.

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Louis Tomlinson gets into a fight with an Australian radio host


Louis continues his long standing tradition of being a mess on twitter after Australian radio host Ash London and her cohosts Ash Williams and Ed Kavalee were rude to him while introducing his interview.

Some of the stuff the said about him:
• that he has ratty facial hair (I swear I'm not making this up) and is quite skinny
• that he is not Harry Styles
• that he is the least popular member of 1D
• they also almost called him Liam and spend some time talking about Liam & Cheryl

1D fans obviously responded as mature and respectful as you'd expect and started harassing the host on twitter, which led to her apologising and Louis getting involved:


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Are you a mess on Twitter, ONTD? And what's your favourite 1D twitter fight?

Mad Men’s Jon Hamm ‘dating Peaky Blinders actress Annabelle Wallis’




The pair were spotted on date as they enjoyed a trip to London's West End to see a play last Thursday

They met while filming new movie Tag!

‘Jon and Annabelle have been on a few dates and he took her as his plus-one to see Hamilton.

‘They looked very comfortable with each other and were having a great time.’

‘For Jon to take Annabelle to a public event where there are lots of people, their relationship must mean a lot to him.’

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Netflix Exec Fired for Telling Danny Masterson’s Accuser “We Don’t Believe” Rape Claims

Follow-up to this post.



Andy Yeatman, Netflix’s director of kids content, was fired due to his comments at a girls’ soccer game where he told one of Danny Masterson’s accusers that Netflix didn’t believe the accusations against Masterson. In case you missed it, Masterson was also fired about a week ago.

No word yet on if Yeatman’s wife was fired for sending a whiny letter to the accuser’s husband via an official Disney email account.

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Met Gala 2018: Rihanna to Co-Chair and Theme Is Heavenly Bodies





The Fashion Law reports that 2018's gala will be themed, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.

*) Curator Andrew Bolton talked about the concept with the Vatican in 2015
*) 50 or so garments and accesories will be on loan from the Vatican
*) Work from the Met's collection of religious art and garments inspired by Catholism
*) Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, and Valentino will be included
*) Versace is sponsoring the exhibit
*) pre-approved attendees are Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Rihanna, Gisele, Madonna, Kim and Kanye, and the Olsen twins.
*) Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman (have a 20% stake in Versace) will be honorary chairs, along with Donatella, Amal Clooney, and Rihanna

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Beyoncé Gets Her First No. 1 in Nine Years Thanks to Ed Sheeran

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You may be surprised to learn that Beyonce hasn't had a number 1 song on the Hot 100 in nine years.

He last number 1 song was Single Ladies in 2008

“Perfect Duet” is her sixth No. 1 as a solo artist following “Crazy in Love,” “Baby Boy,” “Check on It,” “Irreplaceable,” and “Single Ladies"

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What is your favorite Beyonce # 1 song?