February 13th, 2018

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Hold Hands at Ellen DeGeneres' Star-Studded Birthday Party



They were joined at the party by the Coldplay frontman’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow and her brand new fiancé Brad Falchuck.

Jennifer Lawrence was there too.
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'Thirteen Reasons Why' Author Jay Asher Responds To Sexual Harassment Allegations




This is a follow-up to this post about the many people who have been recently named as sexual predators in the children's publishing industry, including James Dashner (Maze Runner), Mo Willems (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus), Sherman Alexie (The Absolute Diary of a Part-Time Indian), and Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why).

Here's a breakdown:
  • It was recently revealed that Jay Asher, author of the best-selling YA novel Thirteen Reasons Why — which spawned a successful Netflix adaptation — was expelled from the nonprofit literary organization Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) last year after the organization received allegations of sexual harassment.
  • Asher claims that he was not pushed out of SCBWI, but left on his own accord. He said: “It's very scary when you know people are just not going to believe you once you open your mouth. I feel very conflicted about it just because of what's going on in the culture and who's supposed to be believed and who's not.”
  • Asher also feels he has been "thrown under the bus," claiming he was "harassed" by a group of anonymous people who were after him for over 10 years.
  • Many authors, editors, and agents who work in children's publishing are aghast at Asher's response, especially in light of recent sexual harassment and assault allegations made against a group of people in the children's publishing community.

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    Chris Columbus to Direct Five Nights at Freddy's Movie



    Chris Columbus will be writing, directing, and producing the film based on the popular series of horror games where a security guard must survive a night with creepy and hostile animatronics.

    The movie was initially in production with WB/New Line and had hired Gil Kenan (the flop Poltergeist with Sam Rockwell) to direct, but it seemed to fall into development hell. Then they put the rights in a turnaround last March, and Blumhouse was able to woo over creator Scott Cawthon.

    Cawthon will produce alongside Columbus and Jason Blum and will make a truckload of money thanks to Blum's microbudget methods.

    The franchise has six different games, a series of novels, and a shit ton of merchandise that can be found in Targets and Game Stops and etc


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    Reading and Leeds Festival 2018 Line-Up Announced


    + The dates are August 24-26, 2018, and tickets are on sale now
    + Headliners are Fall Out Boy, Kings of Leon, and Kendrick Lamar/Panic! at the Disco as co-headliners
    + OP is excited her fave is coming out of hiding


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    Are you going to see Panic! at the Disco any of your faves here (or anywhere) this summer, ONTD?
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    Kevin Sorbo Has Yet Another Dumb Opinion, Chrissy Teigen Checks Him





    Chrissy Teigen decided to do the right thing and remind Kevin Sorbo (who previously had such trash come out of his mouth as "Ferguson protestors are animals," "Jesus would vote for Trump," and bitter bitch comments on Lucy Lawless) that Lucy Lawless' Xena is forever superior to his Hercules.

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    Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish to star in "The Kitchen"




    Set in Hell's Kitchen during the 1970s, it's about the Irish Mafia. When mob leaders are arrested, their wives take over and are more vicious than them. Andrea Berloff will debut as a director with this project.

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    Michael Hirst and Martin Scorsese working together on "The Caesars"




    • The Caesars’ tells the story of ancient Rome early rulers, beginning with the rise to power of the notorious Julius Caesar.

    • Hirst has already written the pilot and there are plans to start shooting in Italy next year.

    • This series will be a slightly new take because it will focus on Julius Caesar when he was younger and it will have that energy and vitality.

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    Figure Skater Adam Rippon Thanks Reese Witherspoon



    Reese Witherspoon has been tweeting at both Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu, cheering them on. Adam Rippon sends love to Reese in the above interview with NBC. Tweets (plus more interviews) below the cut.

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    First anonymous Oscar voter ballot is revealed! All for 3 Billboards & hardcore #JusticeforMudbound




    So someone in the costume design sector of the Academy revealed some of their voting preferences for this year's Oscars when they go live (starting next Tuesday for Academy members):

    -- Best Picture: Overall if they could have, they would've gone for Mudbound (they preferred it well beyond Lady Bird or Phantom Thread). But for those nominated they're going to list 3 Billboards and Get Out as the their top two in preferential.
    -- Best Director: Is baffled 3 Billboards didn't get nominated, and is gunning for 'The Shape of Water' since Mudbound didn't get a nod. Didn't like Dunkirk, Lady Bird, or Phantom Thread at all.
    -- Screenplays: Mudbound for adapted, of course; 3 Billboards for original (which they found dark, funny and with unexpected twists apparently).
    -- Actor: Said all were great, but they're giving their vote to Gary fucking Oldman.
    -- Actress: Was glad Margot Robbie got a nod, and loved Sally Hawkins & Frances McDormand the most, but thinks Sally has a long career ahead of her so her Oscar can wait - hence why Frances should get a second Oscar????

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    Spyro Trilogy Remaster Coming to PS4 This Year

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    Activision is currently working on a Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster, which will be announced in March 2018.The Spryo Trilogy includes the original Spyro games: 'Spyro the Dragon', 'Ripto's Rage!', and 'Year of the Dragon'.

    • The remastered trilogy will feature new assets, lighting, animations and cinematics, as well as a remastered soundtrack.

    • The Spyro remaster will be announced for PS4, with PS4 Pro support.

    • The game will be a one-year timed exclusive for PS4, before being ported to other systems in 2019.

    • It is rumored it will be released around September of this year, around Spyro the Dragon's 20th anniversary.


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    Aly Raisman for Sports Illustrated #InHerOwnWords

    Aly Raisman poses nude for Sports Illustrated's In Her Own Words project, where "the voices, strengths and passions of the participating women can be expressed in their rawest form." Women pose nude with words they've chosen to describe themselves or that resonate with them written on their bodies. Aly chose to display the word "SURVIVOR" across her chest.

    More photos and article at SI.com


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    Stunning Portraits of Black Panther Cast + Director

    Portraiture team Brinson+Banks photographed the stars and director of Black Panther for a feature in The New York Times.



    The group discussed this unique cultural moment, representation at Disney, telling African stories, and what it means to be involved in bringing this story to a global audience.
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    ruth carter discusses the costume design for black panther + the cast attends nyfw event

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    Watch costume designer Ruth Carter talk about her African inspired creations for the epic superhero movie. Swipe for more.

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    ETA: Very light spoilers in the comments.
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    The Americans Season 6 teaser + spoilers

    The acclaimed FX drama and the best show you aren't watching but you should because it's amazing returns on March 28th ( mark your calendars!) and FX released the first teaser:



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    For the 10 of us on ONTD who enjoy quality TV what do you think? It looks so good, i can't wait, just give them all the Emmys.

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    Tom Fletcher Comments on McFLY No.6 and that he isn't "too busy writing books"




    Background:

    *McFly haven't released a proper album in 8 years, with their last one Above The Noise, released in 2010. They were going to release a 6th album couple years back and had 3 albums worth of material, but decided to push it back in favour of McBUSTED, a super group of McFly and Busted, which was ery successful, having an album and sold out tour in the UK. They did release couple singles as a band as well such as Love on the Radio, and Love Is Easy, and had "The Anthology Tour" where they played every song from ever album.

    *Since then, the members have been doing solo projects and have been busy with their families, as 3 of the boys have had babies recently.

    *Tom in particular has released couple children's books and novels (some with his band member, Dougie), and just announced a trilogy of books that he's written with his wife, Giovanna, called Eve of Man.

    *The news of the trilogies left some McFly fans upset and frustrated because they feel that they've abandoned McFly, which caused Tom to tweet a statement regarding it, which he has never done. It seems that there might be some issues behind the scenes regarding the absence of McFly

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    I just really miss McFLY, and wanted a post. I used to run the McFly Canadian Fan Club twitter page at one point when I was like 14, hahaha, and though my love for them has been low-key now, if they ever came to Canada, I would actually spend a shit load of money for them. I really do miss them, ugh

    Also, I'm one of the 10 people who love Above the Noise, 
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    ONTD Fave Activist Selena Gomez Debuts Bangs and Ugly Fashion At NYFW

    Selena Gomez appeared at NYFW representing Coach and their ugly fashion while debuting a new hairdo.
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    She also recently went on Insta stories to reassure her fans she still loves them saying: "Know that a lack of action on social media is not a lack of my love. I'm working on a lot of stuff and I will love on you guys so soon, I promise. Also, last thing, I might get in trouble for saying this but I'm doing some really, really cool stuff with Coach. It's coming! See, this is why I can't be on social media. I just say everything!"

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    Gerard Butler’s Crime Movie ‘Den of Thieves’ Gets Sequel


    • O'Shea Jackson Jr. is in talks to reprise his role. 50 Cent's company will also produce once again.

    • Directer Christian Gudegast (who helped write things like Speed Racer and London Has Fallen) is also returning.

    • The sequel will be about the lead character trying to stop a diamond heist in Europe.


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    Did anybody like...see this movie? You like it? Is this the Gerard Butler sequel you want?

    I wanted to keep the title out of the post topic to give a cruel twist of hope switcharoo but that would be mean.
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    New English-dubbed Trailer for DC's Animated Film Batman Ninja


    – The upcoming DC animated film Batman Ninja just dropped its first English-dubbed trailer, featuring the voices of Roger Craig Smith, Tony Hale, Tara Strong, and more.
    – The synopsis reads: "Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to Feudal Japan - along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies - including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family - to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City."

    – It'll be released digitally April 24th and on DVD/Blu-ray May 8th. Figurines will go on sale too as well.
    – The film was directed by Junpei Muzusaki ft. character designs by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki. In addition to Batman and the Joker, the film will also features all four Robins, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Bane, Poison Ivy, and Gorilla Grodd.


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    ONTD, are you ready for the real DCEU to lead by example?

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    Netflix's 13 Reasons Why unaffected by Jay Asher harassment allegations


    Jay Asher, author of 13 Reasons Why, was expelled from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators last year due to allegations of sexual harassment.

    Netflix, which airs the television adaptation of 13 Reasons Why, announced that Asher had no involvement in the show's upcoming second season, and thus the series will not be impacted by this news.

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    Report: Zack Snyder actually fired from Justice League

    -- Warner Bros Motion Picture President Greg Silverman was supervisor for DC's film slate. He was removed from that post in May 2016 after the disastous reception to Batman v Superman. Executives were concerned with Snyder's work and pleaded with Silverman to replace him for JL. Silverman refused. He was fired from the studio in December 2016.

    -- Snyder was then fired from the film several weeks later. While rough-cuts tend to be terrible and in need of major work, multiple sources say Snyder's rough-cut of the film was unwatchable.

    -- No announcement of his departure was made until May, when Snyder announced he was leaving to take care of his family after his daughter's death.

    -- WB has commented that Snyder's involvement in DC's film universe at this time is limited to being an executive producer only.

    -- The film was released digitally today, so #BuyJusticeLeagueoniTunes

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    Harry Styles nomm'd for Celeb Straight Ally, award name changed to Celebrity Ally after complaints





    The British superstar was nominated for a "Celebrity Straight Ally" LGBT award, but after fans complained the awards put "sexuality undefined" after Harry's name and changed the name of the category to 'Top Celebrity Ally'.
    When previously asked about labeling his sexuality, Harry said “I’ve never felt the need to really. No....I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself.”

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    I'm conflicted, on one hand it's wrong to label him straight when he specifically said he doesn't like to label himself on the other this seems OTT and some fans complaining seem tinhat-y. What do y'all think?
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    Jack White says rock ‘n’ roll needs some new blood



    -The former White Stripe thinks rock 'n' roll needs some new blood to "knock everybody dead"
    -Thinks it's brewing and says every 10-12 years there's a breath of fresh air
    -Alt Press says White seems downright optimistic compared to Brandon Flowers who last year claimed newer rock bands aren't good enough

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    Allison Janney on the cover of the Gentlewoman


    • Future Oscar winner Allison Janney is on the cover of the 17th issue of the Gentlewoman

    • The issue will be released Feb. 22nd

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    ONTD are you a lady gentlewoman?
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    Armed man breaks into Youtube stars' home




    - Youtube stars Meg Turney and Gavin Free were forced to hide in their closet and call 911 after an obsessed fan broke into their house with a gun

    - Man, described by police as "single, lonely and disturbed", drove 11 hours from New Mexico to Austin after growing infatuated by Turney's youtube videos

    - Couple hid in bedroom closet while the man searched the house and fired at least one shot inside the house

    - Police arrived as the man returned to his car and attempted to drive off. Officers ordered him to stop, man shot at the officers who then fired back, killing the man.

    - Man's phone had recordings of him saying "I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children"
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    The cast of Black Panther for Essence Magazine





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    'Annihilation' Criticized for "White-Washed Casting"



    The Biologist Lena is played by Natalie Portman, the character is of Asian descent in the books.
    The Psychologist Dr. Ventress is played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. In the book, the character is half-Caucasian and half-American Indian.

    Two organizations have accused the film of whitewashing these two characters: Media Action Network for Asian Americans and American Indians in Film and Television. :

    “Writer/director Alex Garland is not being true and honest to the characters in the book. He exploits the story but fails to take advantage of the true identities of each character. Hollywood rarely writes prominent parts for Asian American and American Indian characters, and those roles could’ve bolstered the careers of women from those communities.”

    “We are not surprised by the Whack-a-Mole diversity replacement that goes on; just when you finish objecting to one white-washed casting, another one pops up,”

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    Gigi Hadid hits back at body shamers

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    after walking the runway show for jeremy scott, a lot of people started commenting on gigi's weight. in a a series of tweets, she explained her weight loss and said "I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesnt suit ur “beauty” expectation, shouldnt have to."

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    tl;dr - she has a medical issue.

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    Rita Ora Joins Detective Pikachu Movie



    Coming off her 50 Shades Freed performance, Ora has signed on to the cast of Detective Pikachu! Her role is unknown for now, but she joins Justice Smith (The Get Down), Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Ryan Reynolds, who is voicing Pikachu.

    In this adaptation of the video game of the same name, little Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) enlists Detective Pikachu's help to find his missing father.

    Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) will direct, and it's currently filming London with an intended release date of May 10, 2019.

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