December 15th, 2017

Joan Smalls, Yoncé

Matt Damon shares his opinions on the "spectrum" of sexual harassment

  • Wants everyone to know there is a difference between a butt pat and child molestation

  • Not a fan of Al Franken resigning

  • Was a fan of Louis C.K.'s statement and doesn't think he'll do "those things" again

  • Denies knowing what was going on with Weinstein, does mention he was a "womanizer"

  • Says that Ridley Scott's decision to remove Kevin Spacey was a business decision

  • Is asked if it's more difficult if the accusations are against a friend (N.B. Damon is friends with both Affleck brothers who have both been accused of sexual assault ranging from groping (Ben) to climbing into bed and trying to intiate sex with co-workers (Casey) and Damon insists that if it's a friend he "knows" the truth

  • Thinks the answer to raising daughters in a world full of sexual predators is to raise them with self-esteem



Australia has confirmed it's Eurovision 2018 contestant.....

- Jessica Mauboy came 2nd in the 2006 season of Australian Idol
- She is from Darwin, a remote city in an Australian rural area
- Unlike last year's contestant, Isaiah Firebrace, she has already achieved considerable success in the Australian market - 5 top ten albums and 16 (wow!) top 20 singles, she is one of the most successful Australia female artists in the past 20 years!
- Her father is Indonesian, her mother is indigenous (ie she is Blasian)
- She is very versatile and can sing power ballads, RNB or pop
- In the past 5 years Australia has never sent a Caucasian person to Eurovision

ONTD, has your country ever tried to win Eurovision harder than Australia has?
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Taylor Swift’s social media app “The Swift Life” is out now!

Taylor Swift’s social media app “The Swift Life” is finally out.

The app allows you to unlock Taymoji’s and make posts that Taylor Swift herself can see.

You can bump your posts and the posts of other users to increase the chance that Taylor Swift will see them.

Source: Twitter

Have you downloaded “The Swift Life” yet?
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Charli XCX Drops Another Fire Mixtape This Year; Reinvents Pop AGAIN

-Following up her iconic Number 1 Angel mixtape, Charli XCX dropped yet another mixtape this year!
-Features Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo, Mø, ALMA, Brooke Candy, Kim Petras, Jay Park, and more.
-It's iconic and Charli is the only pop artist to steadily and continuously release music for her fans and push boundaries etc.


Favorite track on Pop 2 ontd? Femmebot is murdering me right now

Baauer & Mad Decent Label Files Copyright Claim Against Video Featuring FCC’s Ajit Pai & a Fascist

Yesterday, a Harlem Shake video made in 2017 went quasi-viral. Ajit Pai wanted to assure Americans they could do the Harlem Shake on the internet without Net Neutrality protections, so he made a video with the dude who got fired from Buzzfeed for plagiarism and a pizzagate conspiracy theorist who is also a white nationalist that supports a fascist clothing brand that uses Nazi iconography. Baauer, the artist behind “Harlem Shake,” was none too pleased his song was being used by a bunch of assholes without permission so he issued a takedown notice to YouTube with the support of his record label Mad Decent. You would think the chairman of the FCC would respect copyright law, right?

PS below the cut is a clip from the pulled video intercut with the pizzagate conspiracy theorist making a fool of herself (because she is a fool).
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Morgan Spurlock steps down from his production company after revealing history of sexual assaults

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Cyberpunk Art God Simon Stålenhag's 'The Electric State' optioned by Russo Brothers

Joe and Anthony Russo won a bidding war for the book and will act as producers for the project. The brothers are looking to bring on 'It' director Andy Muschietti to direct. They will also bring on the Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the screenwriters behind Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and the two upcoming Avengers films.

Stålenhag sets this new book in an alternate, apocalyptic United States, following a teenage girl and her toy robot as they make their way across a decaying countryside.


Books Being Adapted Into Movies & TV Shows in 2018 (PART 1)

The January task for the ONTD READING CHALLENGE is to read a book that is being adapted into a movie or tv show in 2018. To help you pick your book of the month, hjalmartazar and yours truly have selected some of the coolest-sounding upcoming adaptations. There's a lot, so we're dividing the list into parts, and starting a bit earlier than usual so you can get your library reservations in order. Here's part 1:

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ONTD, which of these adaptations are you excited for? Have you read any of these books?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens BIG

-Opened to $45 million on Thursday

-About $7 million less then TFA

-Opening day is looking at $112-$125 million which gives it a chance to open higher then TFA

-Has the possibility of being the 2nd biggest opening ever, pushing Jurassic World down to #3

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This was interesting to say the least
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Does Riverdale Need to Tone Down the "Darkness"?

-This article says the show, which just aired its season two mid-season finale, is having an "identity crisis", flip flops between being a fun and soapy teen drama and the television equivalent of the word "edgelord"
-The wrap up of the Black Hood saga was a letdown to fans and critics alike, and the insistence of the show playing up its horror tropes all season was divisive
-Showrunner and head writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa originally pitched the show as a "coming-of-age" story before CW producer Greg Berlanti wanted it to be edgier
-Article recalls the success of WB teen dramas like Dawson's Creek and Everwood that focused on telling more grounded stories and developing its characters
-With the Black Hood saga done, the show is free to explore its characters deeper, focusing on interpersonal relationships/friendships, family drama, and general high school coming-of-age stuff with mysteries/nostalgia factor serving as the backdrop

Do you think Riverdale can save itself, or is it doomed to suffer the same fate as the once holy Gossip Girl? All I know is I'm gonna be watching the second half of season 2 like this:

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Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher once "made out like teenagers"

  • During the filming of the first Star Wars movies, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher started talking about his kissing techniques.  They had become close friends during filming, and they were attracted to each other, but he "knew from previous jobs that it would have been a bad idea [to get involved with someone on set]."

  • Mark Hamill just revealed that one time, when alcohol was involved, he said, "Well, I think I’m a fairly good kisser. I like to let the women come to me rather than be aggressive." And she said: "What do you mean?"  Next, they were "making out like teenagers."

  • Hamill says, "We were all over each other!  But the one thing that drew Carrie and me back from the precipice was we kind of became aware of what we were doing and just burst out laughing.  Which was unfortunate for me because the rocket launch sequence had been initiated."

  • After they got their make out session “out of our system,” he says, they became lifelong friends.

  • They became like siblings because "she had so many friends and I’d go to parties with her and I would be the only one there I’d never heard of. But there was a comfort level that we’d achieved because she knew I wasn’t ever angling for a favour or trying to get her to introduce me to this agent or this director."  He says, "Whenever I was on set, I would go straight to her trailer with my dog and hang out with her and her dog."

  • He says his crush on her never went away, and he's happy he didn't learn of her affair with Harrison Ford until after the movies had finished filming.  "I'm glad I didn't know before, as it probably really would have affected me. By the time I found out, I just thought it was hilarious."

Sources: #1, #2
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'Love' Announces an Air Date for 3rd (and Final) Season


The third and final season will be available on March 9th, 2018.

I know at least two other people here watch this show. Was this a planned three season run, or did Netflix cancel it? Will Mickey and Gus end up together? Is Bertie the best character? (I don't know, I hope not, and yes, obviously)

Murderous teen rapper Tay-K signs a record deal from behind bars

Tay-K rose to prominence with his hit song "The Race" about being on the run from the law. It was made and released while the then-16 year old Tay-K was a fugitive for months after cutting his ankle monitor off during house arrest for his first murder charge.

[Some lyrics from The Race]
Fuck a beat, I was tryna beat a case

But I ain't beat that case, bitch I did the race
Beat it up, where I nut? Shorty face
Eli blast crackin' 4s like a vase
Pop a nigga then I go out my way
Do the dash then I go out the way

I woke up too moody, who gon' die today?
Shoot a fuckboy in his motherfuckin' face

While he was on the lam, he was reportedly involved in another murder and at least one assault case where he robbed and beat an old man nearly to death. It appears the murder charges he's facing will not be enough to slow down his music career as he was recently signed to the record label 88 Classic, which is owned by the Senior Vice President of A&R & Marketing at RCA, from jail.

In other wonderful soundcloud rap news, Tekashi 6ix9ine, who pled guilty to three felony counts of using a child in a sexual performance, has been having more success than ever and his song hit a new peak at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Tidal reportedly lost $44 million in 2016

-According to a report by Norwegian newspaper, Dagens Næringsliv, TIDAL lost $44 million before tax in 2016 and was aided by interest-free loans ("$69 million in 2015 and a further $36 million last year") from accounts by its parent company, located on the Cayman Islands.

-After reviewing the accounts of TIDAL's parent company, Project Panther Bidco, it was found that TIDAL had made a loss of NOK$368 million, or $44 million dollars in 2016.

-Engadget, a technology blog network, had also reported that "Tidal may only have enough cash left to last six months".

-When reached out by Engadget, a spokesperson for Tidal responded on the reported $44 million loss (without flat-out denying it) with the following statement: "We have experienced negative stories about Tidal since its inception and we have done nothing but grow the business each year". The company says it expects to be profitable in 2018.
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SOURCE: Fader | Engadget | Twitter | Dagens Næringsliv

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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry to marry on 19th May 2018


DC's Titans gives first look to Hawk & Dove

-The OG Aquaman, Alan Ritchson will turn in his speedos to become Hank Hall aka Hawk, an avatar for the Lord of Choas.

-ONTD fave Minka Kelly, playing Dawn Granger aka Dove, an avatar for the Lord of Order.

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Cameos in The Last Jedi.

List of cameos under the spoiler tag of course
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Justin Theroux: he plays a poker player in the casino.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: he did the voice of a character in the casino scene.

Gareth Edwards (director of Rogue One) he plays a Resistance Fighter toward the end of the film.

Ellie Goulding: a member of the New Republic’s Resistance army

Edgar Wright and his brother: (director of baby driver) both play rebels.

Warwick Davis: did the voice of one the aliens in the casino.

Gary the Dog (Carrie Fisher’s dog) appears in the casino.

I wanna now if the rumors about Tom Hardy making a cameo are true? and Prince William and Harry?

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Peter Jackson confirms Weinstein tried to sabotage the careers of Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino

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Ronan Farrow on his Father Woody Allen Getting a Pass by Hollywood

Ronan Farrow, whose bombshell expose of Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker broke open the floodgates of famous men finally being held accountable for sexual harassment, was questioned by a paparazzo from TMZ about his father, Woody Allen, still getting a pass from Hollywood (despite the allegations by his daughter Dylan that he sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old):

I think that there are a lot of areas where we could have more accountability and it hasn't happened yet. Listen, I always say: listen to the actual survivors, people with allegations. My sister actually just came forward and wrote an Op-Ed in the L.A. Times about that, so I'd point you to that.

(ICYMI, you can read Dylan Farrow's Op-Ed here)

The TMZ pap says "People keep working with him" and Farrow responds:

And for years, people who knew a lot about the Harvey Weinstein allegations kept working with him. Until someone is no longer a source of power and capital and prestige, people are always going to go for the money and go for the power and work with people.

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Dylan Farrow tweets about the release of Woody Allen's new movie 'Wonder Wheel.'

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Dylan Farrow tweets about the release of Woody Allen's new movie 'Wonder Wheel.' Calls out the stars of the movie, Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake and Jim Belushi.

EDIT: Dylan tweets ONTD to thank us for our support. <3

Source: Twitter

Update on Fox's Marvel Transition to Disney's Marvel

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- The transition will take from 12 to 18 months.

- Dark Phoenix, New Mutants and Deadpool 2 will be release as schedule.

- Gambit, X-Force and Deadpool 3 are likely not happening.

- The X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool will be part of the MCU (not a different universe inside Marvel as it was once mentioned)

- Kevin Feige will ultimately decide if all the Fox franchises will be rebooted or not.


The press tours for all this movies next year will be a nightmare, every reporter asking the actors about the merge and everything...

Alexandra Shipp thinks it's racist to tell her she shouldn't play Storm

A fan suggested that Thor and Storm should team up, Shipp approved this idea.
Then another fan used this opportunity to suggest a recast of Storm. And Shipp did not agree.

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Brad Kern Investigated Twice in 2016 for HR Violations, Employees Say Behavior Continues

“NCIS: New Orleans”
Brad Kern took over the reins of “NCIS: New Orleans” as showrunner in January 2016, two separate HR investigations were launched into his behavior.
The inquiries centered on allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination against women — particularly working mothers —and racially charged comments, among other issues.

Kern makes sexualized remarks about women, has given them massages without asking, and mocked a nursing mother in front of her colleagues.

Racially insensitive behavior was also a problem. In the writers room, he would sometimes employ a stereotyped rendition of African-American speech patterns. Kern said it would not make sense to cast a black man as a romantic interest for a character played by a white woman.

Kern allegedly engineered the exit of Zoe McLellan, an original cast member who did not return for the third season, because, in his view, men didn’t find her “fuckable.”

Despite the CBS investigations, “NCIS: NOLA” continued to be a hostile work environment. They felt unheard, despite multiple attempts to register their concerns.

After Kern arrived, the number of departures increased: Around 11 writers or editors left or were fired in less than two years. Nine of them were women. 

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Jon Bernthal interview: The Punisher actor talks Shot Caller, The Walking Dead, and authenticity

- On the Walking Dead: He has not kept up with the show, but says his role as Shane changed his life. "To play a character with a real beginning and end, on a show that popular, that was an unbelievable part. It wasn’t like I was inundated with offers after, but that was the experience that changed my life. I started getting into rooms, getting opportunities that were completely different to what I had done. It wasn’t even like my first gig. I’ll always be grateful to them for hiring me."

- He is not upset about not having any leading roles in the film he's appeared in this year; says that what is important to him is working with the best people. This year, he has had bit parts in Baby Driver and Wind River.

- His next film is the triller Shot Caller, starring alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. A large part of the film was shot in a real-life maximum security prison, with real prisoners.

- Says it's an honour to play Frank Castle because the character resonates a lot with people in law enforcement, the military and comic book fans.