March 12th, 2018

13 Books to Read If You Liked 13 Reasons Why

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver



About: With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

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Celebrities React to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Not Knowing Anything About Education


– In an interview with Lesley Stahl for 60 Minutes, Betsy DeVos fumbled her way through answering questions before the most infamous segment of the night where she revealed how little she knows.
– Betsy's all for "school choice", or privatization, which is why she was regarded as one of Trump's most dangerous cabinet choices. When asked how moving away taxpayer dollars away from public schools to private, parochial, and charter schools is working out, DeVos struggled with a response.
– Stahl challenged DeVos's claim that "we have seen zero results" from federal investment in public schools, and DeVos said that "test scores vis-à-vis the rest of the world have not gone up," even though they have gone up the last 25 years.
– DeVos cited a study that showed the positive impact of "school choice" in Florida, so Stahl asked her about the result of "school choice" in her home state, Michigan, that she abandoned out in the cold like whatever humanity the devil might have once had, and DeVos responded, "there are certainly lots of pockets where ... the students are doing well", unable to cite which pockets those are exactly.
– Stahl argued back: "No, but your argument that if you take funds away, that the schools will get better, is not working in Michigan, where you had a huge impact and influence over the direction of the school system here. .... The public schools here are doing worse than they did."
– Stahl asked DeVos if she'd "seen the really bad schools" to "figure out what they're doing," and DeVos said, "I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming."

– Stahl: "Maybe you should." DeVos: "Maybe I should."
– DeVos will be appearing on The Today Show Tuesday Morning, and is said to be appointed the same day for a position to deal with gun violence in schools.

Elsewhere on 60 Minutes...
– Also in the interview, when asked if the criticisms she receives hurts, DeVos said, "Sometimes it does. ... I think I'm more misunderstood than anything."
– Trump's lawyers are reportedly trying to stop a Stormy Daniels segment from airing on 60 Minutes March 18th.
– Oprah appeared for a story about trauma care and public schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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ONTD, have you ever intentionally visited schools that are underperforming? Politics post 🔥

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Camilla might one day be crowned Queen after all




- Clarence House deleted all the references to Camilla as 'Princess Consort' from their website,

- Prince Charles's webpage also removed statement made before their marriage when she was named the 'Princess Consort',

- spokesman claimed the removal was due to the public no longer being interested,

- people are speculating that Camilla might one day be crowned Queen,

- only 19% of people want Camilla to be Queen.

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Elio

Arctic Monkeys Announce North American Tour Dates


The Arctic Monkeys have announced several North American tour dates, with what appears to be a warm-up show in LA in May, and then stops at several East Coast venues later this summer.

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Anyone planning on going to see them on this leg? I'm gonna try for LA tickets, but that's a very small venue for them. :/
Bey

Beyoncé and Jay-Z officially announce On The Run 2 Tour

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Last week, Ticketmaster accidentally posted and quickly took down a presale announcement for the “On The Run 2” tour featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

Well today, the Carters officially announced their second joint tour “On The Run 2”.

Many fans on social media are speculating that there may be a joint album by the couple coming soon. That’s to be seen.

Presale goes live this Wednesday, March 14th at 9AM local time.

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ONTD, will you be attending this tour or are you burnt out on Bey/Jay?
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The British Royal Family and Meghan Markle attend Commonwealth Day Services




Meghan attended her first engagement with Queen Elizabeth alongside Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and other members of the Royal Family.

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Firecrotch Ed Sheeran so hot! Fans collapse




Fans collapsed at Ed's concert due to dehydration not his sex appeal. Australian fans were fuming and red as Ed's hair due to the fact the venue not having ventilation and overcharging for water.

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timmy

WIG! American Idol was the highest-rated and most-watched broadcast program last night SWISH BISH!




The American Idol premiere delivered the highest ratings in ABC's Sunday lineup in more than five years and helped propel ABC into the big winner on broadcast television for Sunday night. Katy Perry is the highest paid judge in AI history with a check of $25 million. Perry who most likely thought AI wasn't going to get picked up and she would get a cute check for signing a contract also will fulfill her Witness World Tour. Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are also touring while being apart of the panel.

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Anything to get rid of annoying ass adam and blake
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WWE news: Major WrestleMania matches set, Kid Rock gets HOF induction


UFC fighter Ronda Rousey signed with WWE two months ago, and now the stage is set for her first match at WrestleMania, teaming with The Rock Kurt Angle against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.

Also announced: Royal Rumble winners Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka will officially face champs AJ Styles and Charlotte Flair respectively.

Meanwhile, John Cena still thirsty for a match and will probably get one with The Undertaker (who faked his retirement after his last~ match with Roman Reigns was a 0/10.)

WrestleMania 34 comes to you LIVE from New Orleans on April 8 only~ on the WWE Network.
WWE also announced its "Celeb inductee" into its Hall of Fame is none other than red neck conservative trash Kid Rock. No thanks.

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timmy

Brielle Biermann of 'The Doctor Only Knows 1 Face' meme fires back




Biermann posted a photo from Khloé Kardashian’s baby shower this weekend, making a kissy-face alongside the mom-to-be, Larsa Pippen and her mom Kim Zolciak-Biermann. The internet not only roasted the picture but made endless amount of meme's mocking their lips. Biermann took to Twitter to reaffirm that she does not care what anyone thinks about her appearance, writing “Going to get my duck lips plumped up some more !! C ya!”


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Ready Player One Debuts at SXSW '18 Festival to Mixed Reception


– First reactions from a screening of Ready Player One at SXSW '18 are coming in, and they're mixed. But unlike when a certain other movie got mixed reactions, the result for this power fantasy also based on a book is more celebratory. Where's that one user who called people reacting better to this film?
Charlie Fink of Forbes writes: "This movie will be revered by science fiction fans for generations. If you’re not one of us, well, you’ve been warned. As for this elder nerd, I am crying with joy as I write this. Though the plot holes are large enough for the Iron Giant to walk through, Ready Player One left me a wobbly, sniffling mess, for reasons personal and professional. It is a love letter to video games and our collective and often misguided tech fantasies but, more than anything, it is, like all of Speilberg’s best films, a love letter to the movies."
Evan Narcisse of iO9 writes: "Ready Player One exists as the equivalent of a video game that uses microtransactions. Players have an insidious choice in games built on the controversial model: They can either spend hours playing to get the gear and rank they covet, or pay real-world money to acquire those things much faster. The institutional power of Warner Bros. essentially lets the studio able to use pay-to-win mechanics on the audience, unlocking laughter or emotional response by sheer volume of its resources. It’s the ne plus ultra of franchise mash-up-a-go-go mega-spectacle."

– Tasha Robinson of The Verge writes: "The film version of Ready Player One has some major advantages over the book. The exposition is just as bald, but once it’s done, Spielberg can focus on the endless dynamism of a world where anything is possible. [...] "The film version does carry over some of the book’s most notable flaws, especially a suspicious reliance on narrative convenience and coincidence. The characters are thinly drawn, and most of them are little more than cool avatars and signature moves. [...] "Unequivocally, the film’s biggest problem is the half-assed love story between Wade and Art3mis, which operates on approximately 75 percent wish-fulfillment and 25 percent apathetic inevitability."
– Britt Hayes of Screencrush writes: "The parts of Ready Player One that feel truly dystopian probably aren’t the ones Spielberg and Penn intended; the real ugliness of this world is that it is a fanboy utopia where every inane piece of useless trivia has some divine purpose, and where all the time these loyal players spent indoors consuming pop culture could very well be their golden ticket to total control over the characters and fiction they love. Ready Player One tells fanboys that the very parts of this culture that have become so toxic — gatekeeping, in particular — are actually good."
– John Defore of The Hollywood Reporter writes: "A rollicking adventure through worlds both bleak and fantastic, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One makes big changes to the specifics and structure of Ernest Cline's best-selling novel but keeps the spirit and level-up thrills intact. With Cline as a screenwriter alongside Zak Penn, it's not surprising that while some of the book's dorkier elements are excised — sorry, Rush fans! — their replacements display similar pop-culture obsessiveness while lending themselves more to the cinematic gifts of the man Cline surely dreamed would adapt the book. Gamers are far from the only ones who will respond to this virtual-world-set picture, which strikes an ideal balance between live action and CGI."
– Erin Carson of CNET writes: "For all the superficial pleasures of seeing so many video game styles and characters and Easter eggs thrown at the screen in epic, glossy CG, "Ready Player One" never totally fills out what should be the most satisfying part of the story: A David and Goliath tale marinaded in teenage wish fulfillment. And what are video games if not a sizable dose of wish fulfilment? [...] But pop culture nudges and winks will take a story only so deep, however, when there are so many relevant themes to explore. Instead of thinking about the disconnect between our real and online selves, to the precariousness of our privacy, to our need to stay plugged in, "Ready Player One" just keeps playing old games."

– Monica Castillo of The Guardian writes: "While the movie is visually whimsical with its design and neon colors, the weakness of the source material still pokes out. Plot holes remain, despite screenwriter Zak Penn and Spielberg’s efforts to liven up the visuals and punch up the dialogue. [...] For a movie about the hero’s journey, there’s no arc for any of the characters. They’re all already heroes, the big bad is evil from start to finish. [...] Unfortunately, Ready Player One has a noticeable girl problem: it can’t see female characters as just other people. For as skilled and resourceful as Art3mis/Samantha (Olivia Cooke) is, her avatar is that of an impossible pixie dream girl – a creature with a svelte body, anime-inspired big eyes, weapons training and the person who knows and loves almost every reference Wade makes. Of course, she’s damaged with a birthmark on her face, and he’s the only nice guy who can see that she’s truly beautiful. Samantha is the artificially programed Eve to Wade’s Adam, but worse because she never gets the chance to sin.
– Critics also reacted on twitter outside of full reviews, see below.
– Currently has a 65 on Metacritic and 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.
– The film releases March 29th.


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'Little Fires Everywhere' Adaptation Ordered Straight-to-Series at Hulu


  • Hulu has made an eight episode order of this straight-to-series adaptation of Celeste Ng's book, in which the attempted adoption of a Chinese-American baby causes tensions in a small Ohio town.

  • Liz Tigelaar (Casual) will write and serve as showrunner.

  • Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon are both starring in and executive producing the series.

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I love Casual, so I am optimistic about their choice of writer/showrunner.
LauraruaL

Jake Gyllenhaal's Netflix Movie Announces Cast, Plot





Final cast includes: Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, Tom Sturridge, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette and John Malkovich. It's Gyllenhaal and Dan Gilroy's follow up to Nightcrawler.

The film is a horror-thriller and follows artists and collectors who "pay a high price when art collides with commerce." It is currently in production in Los Angeles and will debut on Netflix in late 2018.

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O.J. Simpson HYPOTHETICALLY confesses to murder




FOX aired "O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?" an interview from 2006 that had been on lockdown up until last night, and in it O.J. starts his recount of the facts in a "hypothetical" way. But somehow halfway through the confession, he loses track and starts speaking on first person straight up delivering what is totally-not-a-confession:

"As things got heated, I just remember Nicole fell and hurt herself, and this guy kind of got into a karate thing. And I said, 'Well, you think you can kick my ass?' And I remember I grabbed the knife — I do remember that portion, taking a knife from Charlie,”


The reason this never aired was because none of the victims' families wanted any network making money off their murders, but then "If I Did It" was released and the interview was lost in limbo, until now.

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Rian Johnson says that the Reylo hand touch is the closest thing to sex in a Star Wars movie


In a Q&A session for The Last Jedi behind the scenes documentary 'The Director and the Jedi', Rian Johnson said that the hand touching scene between redeemable bad boy, Kylo Ren and compassionate Queen Rey of Jakku was one of his favorite scenes in the movie. "To me that's one of my favorite shots in the movie-was those fingers touching. It's the closest thing we'll get to a sex scene in a Star Wars movie."
Mark Hamill followed up by joking, "I didn't even get that."

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Did you make fun of sexual symbolism in TLJ meta posts only for it to blow up in your face, ONTD?
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Ava DuVernay is childfree (by choice)




  • The subject came up in a Vulture interview where she was talking about the importance Meg's hair plays in A Wrinkle In Time.

  • She wanted to portray a young black girl's natural hair as beautiful

  • Filmed the movie in the places she grew up because growing up she only saw them on film if they were being portrayed negatively

  • Says that despite being childfree she made the movie in order to influence young children in a positive way

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ONTD do you want children?

Jake Paul presents his five point plan for stopping school shootings and interviews Marco Rubio


Popular Youtuber Jake Paul took a week off Youtube which he spent a week in Parkland putting together a 22 minute video about how we can stop school shootings. He interviewed Marco Rubio in it.

He suggested five action points:
1. Schools need bulletproof windows on their doors
2. Schools need more school resource officers
3. Social media companies need to change their flagging system that removes girls' nipple pics from their sites to include photos of kids with guns.
4. Kids need bulletproof shields in their backpacks.
5. Schools need central check-in points that visitors have to enter the school through.
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Alice in Chains finishing up new album; announce more tour dates while doing so



-Their new album will be out later this year; it's the follow-up to 2013's The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
-The second leg of their North American tour will kick off in Vancouver
-Tickets go on sale this Friday!



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9*1 INTERVENTION Mischa Barton denies crashing a U-Haul even with video evidence



Edit:sorry ya'll I know that stuf they said in this vid is kinda fucked up but its the only vid I could find with a source that wasn't banned

As many remember Mischa's incoherent meltdown seen above and run in with the law after crashing a U-Haul into an apartment complex. On March 12, it was reported that she has filed new documents in which she denies everything.

Even though there is video evidence....

Mishca was heard saying, "Oh, no, the whole thing looks like it's going to fall through." Off camera, she can be heard saying, "This is really bad."

"Everything I even own is in this U-Haul," she said. "What are we going to even do about this?"



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Girl I am rooting for you to get help~

Mischa Barton's life theme song rn for realz~ Mazy Star - Into Dust.mp3

Julian Casablancas Thinks Ed Sheeran is Successful Because of Cultural Brainwashing




-Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas recently did an interview with Vulture where he quotes his favourite philosophers, talks about the evils of capitalism and living in an illusion of democracy, and acts like a hipster who thinks his taste in music is superior to yours because you've been culturally brainwashed:

-On the internet: "I thought the internet would help balance the relationship between quality and the mainstream, but it’s gone the opposite way. Quality is being sucked out of music. One Direction will have 4 billion views and the best artists of today will only see a fraction of that attention. I’ve talked about this before, but there’s an exact parallel between music and politics."

-On The Oscars vs The Grammys: "The Oscars obviously have blind spots, but with movies it’s generally the authentic artistic endeavors that get recognized. But when you look at what gets nominated for a Grammy? I don’t understand what the hell it’s all about. "

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Are you brainwashed, ONTD?
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Jimmy Gretchen

Pharrell Williams Urged To Rename His ‘Holi’ Adidas Collection For ‘Trivializing’ Hindu Religion



A Hindu statesman is calling on Pharrell Williams and Adidas to rename their collaborative Holi-themed shoe collection, calling it culturally insensitive.

The collection is a “trivialization of traditions-concepts-symbols-beliefs of Hinduism.”

The Holi collection features 12 shoes inspired by the Hindu spring festival of colours, featuring a pastel colour palette and Hindu symbols.



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Netflix trailers for Requiem // Alexa & Katie // First Match.



Requiem | Official Trailer | Netflix



About: Requiem follows award-winning cellist Matilda Gray (Lydia Wilson) as she seeks to solve the mystery behind her mother’s suicide. Evidence linking her mother to the unsolved case of a missing child in Wales is just the beginning of Matilda’s dark journey to the truth. Streaming only on Netflix March 23.

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Lala Kent of VPR fame: I look like a Cat/Duck lady!




-LaLa Kent has vowed to tone her plastic surgery after seeing herself in pictures/tv/mirror.

-She says that she started to resemble a Cat/Duck hybrid.

-Will lay off the filler around the cheeks, tone down the botox and lip injections.

-Will continue to get botox between her eyes and filler along her chin/jawline area.

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pennywise

ONTD Original: Horror Films Based On TRUE STORIES

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I'm always a sucker for horror movies that claim to be "based on true events." Whether they're about spectres, slashers, or are creature features, here are six horror films to make that very claim. What do you think?

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Deliver Us from Evil

Based on the true story of Ralph Sarchie, a former NYPD sergeant in the South Bronx, who also does exorcisms as a Catholic Christian demonologist. He wrote a book about his work called Beware the Night, which became the basis for the film.

Eric Bana and Olivia Munn, both who appear in the film, claimed to have seen exorcism footage from Sarchie. Bana tried to convince Munn to not watch the footage; Munn said at Wondercon, "I said, ‘If I can’t see them, then I have to see them,’ and I watched them and [Bana] was right. I watched half of one and I cried and then I kept the lights on and then they’re still on.”

In 2014, Sarchie claimed that demonic possessions were on the rise. He's since retired from the force, but still goes after "demonic infestation[s] around the city."


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There were a lot more I could have added, but maybe I'll do a part II sometime. That said... CREEPY POST!!!! And of course, favorite horror-movie-based-on-real-life-events post!!!
*Thank you to zyuranger for the image header!!! ❤❤❤
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Legends of Tomorrow 3x15 "Necromancing the Stone" & Arrow 6x16 "The Thanatos Guild" promos


THE POWER WITHIN — When Mallus’ power over Sara (Caity Lotz) resurfaces, she unwittingly becomes the bearer of one of the Totems. Rory (Dominic Purcell) must conquer his dark side in order to wield his own Totem power to help save the crew. Meanwhile, Agent Sharpe (guest star Jes Macallan) notices that something is wrong and recruits someone unorthodox to help. Brandon Routh, Nick Zano, Maise Richardson-Sellers, Keiynan Lonsdale and Nick Zano also star. April Mullen directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree & Morgan Faust (#315). Original airdate 3/19/2018.

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lazy dolphin

Does Taylor Swift's "Delicate" video rip off 2016 Kenzo ad? Spoiler: YES

Not new to ripping off songs, Taylor Swift seems to have evolved to ripping off music videos as well. Taylor's bff/apparent hostage Joseph Kahn has drawn heavily from a 2016 Spike Jonze directed Kenzo ad- and it's pretty blatant.




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Eminem targets NRA in a rap, Big Sean gives mic to Stoneman Douglas student

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Marshall, the "Kill You" rapper, added a verse to his song, "Nowhere Fast, at the IheartRadio awards.

"This whole country is going nuts, and the NRA is in our way," Eminem raps.

"They're responsible for this whole production, they hold the strings, they control the puppet.

"And they threaten to take donor bucks, so they know the Government won't do nothing and no one's budging."


Terrorist organization, NRA, wasnt the only one targeted in the verse.

"Gun owners clutching their loaded weapons, they love their guns more than our children."
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No, Cameron Diaz is not retiring




Selma Blair vows to stop speaking for Cameron Diaz

Selma took to Twitter to clarify the situation. She said:

“Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview. CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING.

“And for more breaking news: I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson.”

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Mr.Met

Jose Altuve looks miserable during Houston Astros’ White House visit


-Reigning MLB champions the Houston Astros made the traditional celebratory visit to the White House
-Only a few players opted not to attend the ceremony.
-One player who seemed to regret his decision to show up was Jose Altuve, the Venezuelan-born American League MVP.
-He looked miserable, just like the rest of the team.
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Why even bother going tbh but 😂😂 anyway