February 15th, 2018

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Renewed for Season 5, Books RuPaul as a Guest Star




Netflix has renewed "Grace and Frankie" for a 5th season. Additionally, RuPaul joins the cast as a guest star in season five as ‘Benjamin Le Day,’ a formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie.

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' 1,414-piece LEGO Set Will Sell For $169.99

Meet the first official 'Solo' LEGO set; Kessel Run Millennium Falcon.




"Pull amazing maneuvers from the cockpit. Jump in the laser turrets and fire back at pursuing craft. Then check the hyperdrive and get ready to jump to safety! After all that excitement, kick back with Han and his friends with a drink from the bar, while you let Chewbacca win at Dejarik. Then it's off to bed for a well-earned snooze in the bunk aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy!"


★ Depicts the Millennium Falcon with its original design
★ The set will include a young Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Qi'ra, Kessel Droid, plus two other characters that are currently being kept secret
★ Currently no preview of the inside of the Millennium Falcon
★ View more photos at the source

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college or lego?

Kanye West is back on Instagram...and posting lots of photos of celebrity couples!



Kanye returned on Instagram on Valentine’s Day and decided to start posting photos of celebrity couples.

With the exception of the Obamas, the couples he posted are no longer together.

What do you think it means, ONTD?

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Lena Dunham gets a hysterectomy




Lena Dunham shared her decision to get a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) after battling endometriosis for a decade, and this was her ninth surgical operation.

She says she has always wanted to have kids, but also felt that the uterus she's been given is defective. She's been delirious with pain in back in August, and her family was worried for her.

She also wrote a very personal essay explaining her journey, explaining that it's not a right choice for everyone, and doctors are very reluctant to perform the procedure on women aged 18-35, however in her situation she believes it was the right one.

Also mentions that her doctors did not remove her ovaries, which means she may not be infertile. She says she will pursue adoption, but really wanted to get pregnant as well.
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McDonalds is cutting cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meals


McDonald's is removing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

• You can still order cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with your Happy Meals by simply asking. The fast-food company said that not listing them will reduce how often they're ordered.

• The company says by the end of 2022, at least 50 percent or more of the Happy Meal options listed on menus will meet new global Happy Meal nutrition criteria: Meals will have 600 calories or less; no more than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat; no more than 650 mg sodium; and no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar.

• The changes go into effect this June.

• The company also commits to "help serve more fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains, lean protein and water in Happy Meals," according to the company release.



ONTD, do you order Happy Meals?


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BTS is Billboard Magazine's cover story

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ONTD, have you accepted BTS into your life?

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notoriously reclusive musicians jonny greenwood and sufjan stevens will attend the oscars



+ Despite being nominated, there was no guarantee either musician would be in attendance for the March 4th ceremony.
+ Both were convinced by their respective directors to go.
+ Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino has come through with a tux for Stevens to wear. He’ll be outfitted in Gucci.
+ Paul Thomas Anderson told Greenwood: ‘Either you come and you’re dressed like an idiot, and that’d be brilliant. Or you come and you have to say something on stage, which would also be brilliant. So win-win for me'.
+ Sufjan is nominated for Best Original Song and Jonny is up for Best Original Score.

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical Coming to US Cinemas!


It was announced today that the filmed version of the recent Sailor Moon musical, "Le Mouvement Final," would be screened (with English subtitles) in select theaters across the US starting March 10. Distributed by CineLife Entertainment and Live Viewing Japan, tickets are currently available for purchase. Showings are currently scheduled for theaters in eight states, with more hopefully being added soon.

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Skinny Legend, ONTD Fave, and Unproblematic QUEEN Mariah Carey celebrates V'Day with her man/dancer!

The Queen of Christmas and all that's good and true in this world, Mariah Carey, had dinner with whateverhisnameis cutie dancer.
Because she loves us, this biracial butterfly blessed us with pics on her instagram. When will your faves?!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Celebrates Post-Surgery Results

Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrated her doctors and declares herself 'ready to rock after surgery.' The Veep star was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of last year.

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Amy Schumer marries chef Chris Fischer after dating for 3 months


Amy Schumer married her boyfriend, chef Chris Fischer, in Malibu on Tuesday. They have been dating since November. Am I judging that? Of course not.

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16 years ago today the cinematic masterpiece and OSCAR© snubbed film "Crossroads" came out


Ready to feel old ONTD? 16 years ago today, Queen of pristine and crisp CD-quality vocals, Britney Spears released her very first and only motion picture "Crossroads." The film garnered several OSCAR, Golden Globe, SAG, Independent Spirit Awards, and Teen Choice Award Nominations for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Choice Movie Actress: Britney Spears, and Choice Movie Breakout Female: Britney Spears. Wow! Released on February 15, 2002, the film, directed by Tamra Davis and written by Shonda Rhimes, was set in Georgia. It stars Living Legend herself, actors Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Kim Cattrall, and comedian/actor Dan Aykroyd. The film was shot over a six month period and Britney herself created the concept of the film that was later expanded by Shonda. Going against a $12 million dollar budget, the movie was considered a box office success grossing over $61.1 million worldwide. Your move, Swift.

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still Loki annoyed this film screwed with the original "Britney" album tracklist.

ONTD, y'all watch this cinematic experience in theaters?


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'Black Panther' Opens with $23.2 million overseas.



  • Opened in seventeen locations already, including France($1.6m), the UK ($7.2m), and South Korea ($4.7m).

  • Outpacing Doctor Strange, Wonder Woman, and Guardians of The Galaxy in many key markets.

  • Will be in nearly 70% of it's markets with its release over the four-day (In America) Weekend.


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Who gon' pray for everyone else at the box office? Bet we're still gonna hear nonsense about how 'black movies don't sell overseas'?
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Set photos from the Harry and Meghan Lifetime movie




Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser were spotted filming in Vancouver yesterday.

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"Midnight Texas" renewed for S2! New showrunners; two cast members leaving.




- S1 aired on NBC last summer
- it's about a bunch of hot magic folks in Texas, based on the books by Charlaine Harris (as in True Blood)
- Showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen to be replaced by former consulting producers Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder
- don't know about dates yet
[Cast spoilers]- Sarah Ramos (Creek Lovell, the boring love interest non-magic waitress) and Yul Vazquez (the preacher/were-tiger -- no, really) are not returning

...really?! I thought for sure this was a goner. Well, as a François stan I am glad (even though I wanted him to reunite with Holliday on Strike, oop). Were you one of the five people who watched, ONTD??
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New Music + Video from Courtney Barnett - "Nameless Faceless"



Courtney Barnett released a new song off her upcoming album "Tell Me How You Really Feel", which comes out May 18th.

She also announced a small album release tour:




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Any other Avant Gardeners on ONTD? I am loving this, and already bought tickets to see her in LA!
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First still of Robert Pattinson in High Life


  • The film features Pattinson as a prisoner who is sent out into space where eugenics experiments are performed on him

  • It aso stars Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth and André Benjamin

  • The film is written & directed by French auteur Claire Denis

  • No release date yet but it looks like a good bet for a Cannes premiere

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YESSSSS!
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FC Barcelona and Beko promote better eating and vegetables in new ad campaign



• Turkish appliance and consumer electronics brand Beko and Futbol Club, FC Barcelona, call the new ad campaign "not just a sponsorship but a social cause."

Beko on the 'Eat Like a Pro' campaign and promoting eating veggies: "Both brands enjoy shared values, rooted in the desire to truly make a difference to people's lives both locally and globally. This shared vision has resulted in a global initiative from Beko, 'Eat Like A Pro.'

• Today Beko and FC Barcelona announced Gerard Piqué as the global ambassador for the program.

The company also added: "Eat Like A Pro aims to help tackle the global epidemic of childhood obesity by helping parents and children on the importance of healthy eating and nutrition by showing what their heroes eat to perform at their best."


the good sis got that lemon water on deck.

ONTD, do you eat your veggies? Lemon water recipes?


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Pop Music Potential Emergency: Spice Girls WILL Tour?



- A 'source' stated Mel B signed a contract to tour, as well as the rest of the girls
- Rumors are the tour will be limited and in two countries (ugh)
- TMZ reported that they would tour, but without any official scoop
- Victoria has downright denied a Spice Girls tour during fashion week. However she has also stated there would not be any sort of reunion with the girls last year (maybe before she knew ha business was crunchinT)
- This would not be their first 'worst kept secret' where they denied certain plans (re: Olympics 2012 performance)

My takeaway: they are planning something, and these back and forth rumors of the tour is a way to build hype and making time to actually plan it. Following the tour will be the new show, which the tour will act as a promotional thing. Then they'll get to sell merch inbetween

The power of 5 keeps our bank account us ALIVE.. including POSH

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Frenchie

Who will be the next mega producer to move to Netflix?




*Several of Hollywood's TV producers with mega-deals are coming up for renewal in the next year or two, and Netflix is apparently changing the game with all the money throwing.

*Greg Berlanti: The most prolific producer on TV with 11 shows in production. Locked into a deal with Warner Brothers until 2020, but Netflix could put him high on their potential list because he's so young and could help Netflix develop emerging writers due to his past experience as an executive producer.

*Chuck Lorre: His contract with Warner Brothers expires in June 2020, but given his long term relationship with Warner Brothers (20 years) and that he's not hurting for money or creative control, luring him away seems unlikely, especially since Netflix just canned two of his Netflix originals.
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Bill Murray Says the GOP Tax Reform Bill Is Great, Thinks Comedy Is Getting "Harder and Harder"


– In an interview on CNBC, Bill Murray had stuff to say about how the tax reform bill is good, thinks Democrats need to find the "common" factors that unite all people instead of trying to "pick out" support from marginalized groups, and talks about how people still like Groundhog Day.
– Conservatives were happy and waved his support around like a musty flag bc most celebrities in liberal Hollywood won't bat for them which makes their harmful views outsider opinions or something even though an orange terd is sitting in the oval office sending his thoughts and prayers to Florida.
– Murray also said being a comedian is "harder and harder", citing people accusing Jim Downey, long-time writer for SNL (like decades) who's involved in a lot of the political sketches, of being a right-wing comedic writer.
– Murray also appeared on SNL in January for a Morning Joe sketch and played Steve Bannon, where his character said Jared Fogle from Subway and Logan Paul would make great 2020 candidates. He also appeared in a 2016 White House video promoting the ACA.


– On #MeToo: "If people are monstrous, it eventually comes back." [...] "We get justice, but we don't get it when we want it. ...This is unusual. People are getting their justice rather quickly."  🚮

– On comedy being hard: “How can Kristen Wiig make everyone laugh? She’s not thinking about being political. She’s thinking about what resonates and what’s common to all of us…My friend who’s a great comedy writer, Jim Downey, he’s accused of being a right-wing comedy writer, if there is such a thing.”

“He says, no no, I just think the way the Democrats handle things is poor, the way they try to pick out little pieces…where [they say] ‘we represent the Hispanics, we represent LGBTQ’ or something. And they’re not speaking to everyone at once. It’s almost demeaning to say ‘I’m choosing you because you’re a splinter group or you’re a certain minority group.'”

“There’s almost a resentment…you’re separated again by a politician. You’re my people, I’m in control of you, and I represent you. Instead of thinking each citizen has the right to be respected as a citizen first under the laws of the country.”

– On tax reform: “The change in the tax law is a great thing for corporations, it’s a fantastic thing. I don’t pretend to understand what that will mean to the future in terms of the economy or what the budget will have to do with what people call entitlements.”

“In the first step, it’s made things easier. I think people feel like there was too much regulation, and yet I hope they don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater when breaking down regulations.”

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ONTD, do you think justice will come back for Bill Murray?

Also be sure to check out
part 5 of ONTD's original series "A look at all the trash men in hollywood" for more info on how Bill Murray's ex-wife Jennifer Murray said he was abusive to her.

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New Trailer for 'Where Is Kyra?' Starring Michelle Pfeiffer


"In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life."

– Nigerian-born director Andrew Dosunmu's Where Is Kyra? has finally found a distributor after screening at the Sundance Film Festival this January, via Great Point Media after, ironically, a year of searching, currently looking at releases.
– His past films include Mother of George (2013) and Restless City (2011), also hard-hitting dramas focused on people in New York City living under difficult circumstances. He's also directed music videos for Tracy Chapman, Isaac Hayes, and other artists.
– Michelle Pfeiifer has been receiving outstanding reviews as the title character, some calling it her best performance in years. "A soul-searching Michelle Pfeiffer makes a welcome return," says Variety's review.
– Dosunmu said on the inspiration for the film, “I wanted to tell a story about these people that are disenfranchised that we see every day. We don’t ask ourselves the question, ‘Why are they here?'”. The film is about what it's like to grow old in a society that doesn't honor its elders and having to live in a city with non-stop motion.
– Pfeiffer also starred in The Wizard of Lies (which got her a GG and Emmy nomination), Murder On the Orient Express and mother! in 2017, and will appear in Marvel's Ant Man and the Wasp as Janet van Dyne later this year.

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ONTD, are you ready for the best part of mother! (and Dark Shadows, People Like Us, The Family + other films you didn't see since 2007's Stardust)'s comeback this year?

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New Full-Length IMAX Trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising



– A new full-length IMAX trailer was released today for the upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising.
– The new trailer features more Kaiju and more Jaeger tricks. There are also new IMAX posters also shows off the various Jaegers in the movie.
– Pacific Rim: Aftermath is an on-going six-issue limited comic series from Legendary Comics that explores the one-year gap between the first and second films, featuring appearances from Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) and Hannibal Chau (Ron Perlman).
– The film will be released on March 23rd.


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ONTD, are you ready for a sci-fi franchise that respects a certain lead actor?

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Co-creator of 'One Day At A Time' Asks Netflix Subscribers to Watch at least 4 Episodes This Week







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OP Note: I will riot if Netflix cancels this show! It's too good!!
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Sabrina adds to cast




Doctor Who's Michelle Gomez will play Sabrina's favorite teacher, Mary Wardell, who becomes possessed by Madam Satan. Chance Perdomo will portray Ambrose Spellman, a pansexual warlock and Sabrina's English cousin. Under house arrest by the Witches Council, he's trapped in the Spellmans' funeral home.

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ryan coogler surprises students at 'ghetto film school fellows program' + a few interviews



Marvel Studios announced that Synchrony Bank, a promotional partner on Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” is donating a $50,000 grant to the Ghetto Film School Fellows program. The Synchrony Families That Work charitable program focuses to alleviate childcare responsibilities for working families by supporting quality afterschool, summer and weekend programs for kids, like the summer Fellows Program, which aims to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers.

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Smashing Pumpkins confirm tour + What do the Siamese Dream cover girls look like now??



In one of rock's most poorly kept secrets, coinciding with today's countdown clock hitting 0, the Smashing Pumpkins announced that they'll be going on the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour this summer. D'Arcy Wretzky is indeed out of the lineup, and as mentioned in this post, Jeff Schroeder will be taking her spot. The band will be playing songs from their first five albums, from Gish to Machina.

Probably a more intriguing aspect of today's announcement was that the band got Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts, the girls who appeared on the Siamese Dream cover, to star in their announcement video.



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ONTD, will you be seeing the problematic Billy Corgan on tour just so you can re-live your youth?

Transgender pop star Kim Petras defends working with Dr. Luke, says "he's a great guy"


In a new story for Interview Magazine, German transgender pop star Kim Petras defended her decision to work with Dr. Luke (whom Kesha has accused of drugging and raping her). "As I know him, he’s been really great and supportive to me and I’ve been learning a lot from him," Petras said. "He’s been a really nice person and I wasn’t there when that whole thing [with Kesha] went down, but from my experience he’s a great guy and I’ve been having a good time working with him."

When asked if she'll continue to work with Luke, Petras doubles down. "I’m always working with other collaborators," she says. "I’m always working with whomever the hell I want to work with. But it’s been really great working with him and I’ve been really happy with how it all came out."

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Incubus' Brandon Boyd to exhibit his art in Cape Town; celebrates 42nd birthday



-Brandon Boyd will be running a pop-up gallery when Incubus tours in Cape Town and Pretoria
-There will be fine art, large scale prints, books, lithographs, and a curated retail shop
-Taking place Feb. 26-March 3

What else is the Incubus frontman up to? Oh, you know, just celebrating his 42nd birthday by reminiscing about his days on TRL with Brit Brit:

https://instagram.com/p/BfOXTHNjV4j


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China's CCTV Spring Festival Gala features blackface in racist skit



  • China's annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala is watched by over 700 million people every year

  • This year, one of the sketches titled “Share the Same Joy and Happiness” (“同喜同乐”), was supposed to represent a scene in Kenya, where a Chinese host, local people, and railway staff are celebrating the opening of the deluxe rail line between Nairobi and Mombasa, built by China

  • Opens with a performance by African dancers and then moves on to a conversation between the host and his African friend, who asks for his help to get out of a blind date arranged by her mother (who was wearing a fruit basket on her head and was padded with a large bottom; she also arrived at the scene accompanied by an actor in a monkey costume)

  • After some more wtf-ery the skit ends with the mother stating she can’t be angry "because China has done so much for Africa", and later saying “I love Chinese people! I love China!”


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Viola Davis on fighting for equal pay in Hollywood



Viola Davis is an Oscar winner and a historic Emmy winner and yet she still isn’t getting equal pay compared to her male and white female co-stars. 

“I have a career that’s probably comparable to Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver. They all came out of Yale. They came out of Julliard, They came out of NYU. They had the same path as me, and yet, I am nowhere near them, not as far as money, not as far as job opportunities, no where close to it. I have to constantly get on that phone and hustle for my worth. People say, ‘You’re a black Meryl Streep. You are and we love you’…Well, then if there’s no one like me. You pay me what I’m worth…I’m not hustling for my worth. I’m worthy.”

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Radio Host Loses Job After Sexual Comments About Chloe Kim



Radio host Patrick “Pcon” Connor was fired from his show over sexualized comments he made about 17-year-old Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim. 
“She’s fine as hell! If she was 18, you wouldn’t be ashamed to say that she’s a little hot piece of ass. And she is. She is adorable. I’m a huge Chloe Kim fan.”
He also said "the countdown is on" until Kim's 18th birthday.



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Wonder Woman continues lasso records!




-Before the dust settles for Black Panther, Wonder Woman currently sits at Rotten Tomatoes highest rated superhero film.

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Josh Gad reflects on his personal connection to the shooting at a Florida high school



- Yesterday, Josh Gad tweeted about the mass shooting that took place at a South Florida high school. For those who don't know, Gad is a South Florida native and his friend lost his child to a bullet yesterday. Gad posted a series of tweets today reflecting on the tragedy and what should happen next. Students from Stoneman Douglas have been calling for action on social media and in countless interviews. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio will continue to do nothing.

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I included all of the tweets in the thread b/c ONTD doesn't read
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How figure skaters choose their music, explained with Adam Rippon



2018 Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, and music designer Hugo Chouinard helps explain how figure skaters pick their music.

The 1932 Winter Olympics was the first time figure skating was performed to music. Today, music is an essential part of the sport and there’s a hidden strategy behind how they pick their songs. For a long time, figure skaters skated to classics like Carmen, Swan Lake, and Don Quixote. Not only because it’s great music but because of the clear story line and the dynamic characters in them. But this is all changing. In 2014, the ISU changed the music rules to allow skaters to skate to music with lyrics.

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Bode Miller suggested a woman skier might be struggling because she got married, he later apologized



NBC Olympics analyst and five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller received backlash for suggesting that Anna Veith's recent struggles could be due to the fact that she recently got married. 

"The knee is certainly an issue. I want to point out, she also got married. It's historically very challenging to race on World Cup with a family or after being married. You know, not to blame the spouses, but I just want to toss that out there that it might be her husband's fault." 

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YASSSS! It's a 'Queer Eye' round-up!!!

Queer Eye has been ah-mah-zing, and while we wait for the Season 2 renewal (and the Queer Eye tag!), here's some promo the new Fab 5 have been doing:

The Fab 5 give you some (late) Valentine's day advice:


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ONTD, Have you accepted the new Fab5 as your lords and saviors?