June 4th, 2018

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William Phipps, Original Voice of Cinderella's Prince Charming, Has Passed Away

+ The character actor known for various sci-fi and western movies - but also known as the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's 1950 animated film Cinderella - passed away.

+ Cause of death has yet to be announced, but a friend confirmed he'd been battling lung cancer, which had been recently complicated by pneumonia.

+ He was 96 years old and died on June 1st.

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First trailer for 'Widows' starring Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez

After their husbands are murdered during a heist four widows decide to band together to finish what their husbands started.

Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and Elizabeth Debicki and directed Steve McQueen.


Viola Davis doing action is all I ever wanted!

Suspiria Teaser Trailer

From director Luca Guadagnino. Starring Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth and Jessica Harper.


What's changing on US streaming services this month

Netflix arrivals
June 1
Assassination Games
Blue Jasmine
Busted!: Season Finale
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
He Named Me Malala
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Just Friends
National Treasure
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
November 13: Attack on Paris
Outside In
Righteous Kill
Rumor Has It
Taking Lives
Terms and Conditions May Apply
The Boy
The Covenant
The Departed
The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure

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What are you watching this month?

2 gunmen showed up at Stan Lee’s house demanding money, police say


  • One or both of the men were seen at Stan Lee’s Hollywood Hills home the day before
  • Lee's lawyer, business partner, and nurse were present at the time of the incident
  • The men claimed Lee owed them money and demanded he repay
  • Lee and his companions went inside when they realized the men were armed
  • The 911 call was made ~7:30pm
  • The men were arrested but it's unknown whether charges were filed

An unnamed source quoted in the newspaper said the incident involved up to 20 cops as well as police helicopters.

This joins several other strange stories about Lee this year:

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Reese Witherspoon, MGM near deal for 'Legally Blonde 3’

MGM has nearly finalized a deal with Reese Witherspoon to reprise her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3. They're also bringing back Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah (writers) and Marc Platt (producer). Witherspoon will also produce under her Hello Sunshine banner.

There's no plot to share yet, but the film will keep the spirit of the original, "in which Woods’ idealism and pink-dominant wardrobe prevailed over the cynicism and snootiness all around her."


Ariana Grande Talks Mental Health

- Talks about Manchester bombing: "It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it's a real thing.”

- “I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well. Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn't even be talking about my own experience – like I shouldn't even say anything. I don't think I'll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.”

- Previewed album for Vogue UK

- Talks about anxiety: "My anxiety has anxiety… I've always had anxiety. I've never really spoken about it because I thought everyone had it, but when I got home from tour it was the most severe I think it's ever been."

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Sources: https://twitter.com/BritishVogue/status/1003668959713951744

Hollywood still doesn’t get its dead lesbian issue

Why does Hollywood continue to perpetuate the Bury Your Gays trope, despite persistent backlash from the gay community? After Ellen has a few thoughts.

Problem 1: “Special Snowflake” syndrome
Shows believe that the death of their character is uniquely nuanced and crucial to storytelling in a way that other lesbian deaths are not. They recognize that other shows have contributed to a negative pattern, but see themselves as the exception to the rule.

For example, during the 2016 ATX Television Festival’s “Bury Your Tropes” panel, Faking It producer and screenwriter Carter Covington defended Lexa's controversial death on The 100 because it was not "people getting killed off because they’re gay." In reality, the death reinforced both the Bury Your Gays trope and others (e.g., killing a woman immediately post-sex).

Problem 2: Hollywood underestimates how much it happens
Krista Vernoff, a writer for Grey's Anatomy, said that 20 years ago gay characters were "killed in scene one," so at least they're lasting longer now. Gay (and particularly lesbian) characters are still at disproportionately high risk of death, though. According to a study analyzing the 2015-2016 season of US TV:

  • female - 43% of characters, 44% of deaths
  • non-white - 33% of characters, 26% of deaths
  • gay men - 2% of characters, 3% of deaths (1.5x higher than representation)
  • gay women - 2% of characters, 10% of deaths (5x higher than representation)

Problem 3: Hollywood is misreading the Lexa Pledge
The Lexa Pledge includes the line, "We refuse to kill a queer character solely to further the plot of a straight one." Many creators (including all of the "Bury Your Tropes" panelists) refused to sign it because they believed it would prevent them from ever killing a gay character and thus limit their creativity. Instead of seeing the pledge as a commitment to writing robust, meaningful arcs for all characters, the promise to give gay characters their due is perceived as a hinderance.

Problem 4: They remain uneducated about broader lesbian issues
Many creatives, including the aforementioned Covington of Faking It, complain about backlash from "the very community [they are] trying to help," putting the blame on fans for not being a "glass half-full fandom" instead of taking responsibility for the stories they choose to tell. For example, Faking It has a strange obsession with straight male characters—even making an ostensibly lesbian character admit to an uncontrollable sexual response to men.

They also claim that fans' abrasiveness makes showrunners wary of including gay characters at all, opting for the relative safety of no representation versus the pitfalls of bad representation.

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The fight over the future of CBS ramps up with lawsuits and a physical altercation

Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, and Shari Redstone, the President of National Amusements Inc and the vice-chairman of CBS and Viacom, have been battling over the future of CBS for months and the situation is getting messier.

The CBS board voted 11-3 to dilute Redstone's voting power from 80% to 20%. The no votes were Redstone, one of her attorneys, and one of her aging father's advisors. The day before the vote, Redstone amended the bylaws to say that a vote would like that would require a 90% supermajority of the board's 14 voters to pass.

CBS filed a lawsuit against National Amusements Inc earlier this month, Redstone filed a suit against Les Moonves and several members of the board and most recently, the Westmoreland County Employees Retirement System filed a class action lawsuit against Redstone and National Amusements Inc.

Redstone's court filings include the description of a situation where Charles Gifford, a member of the CBS board, allegedly grabbed Redstone's face during a meeting and directed her to listen to him after she proposed he be replaced on the board.

Gifford told her that was how he treats his daughters when he wants their attention. Redstone clarified to him that "she was not Mr. Gifford's daughter but instead the vice chair of CBS."
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MST3k 25th Anniversary Live Tour has been announced!

Joel Hodgson just announced the MST3k 25th Anniversary Live Tour on Kickstarter. The tour will feature Joel himself, Jonah Ray, and the Bots (Baron Vaughn, Hampton Yount and Rebecca Hanson). Depending on your location, the movie will either be The Brain (a Canadian sci-fi suburban nightmare) or Deathstalker (a fun sword and sandal epic with muppety monsters).

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10am local time for each show. The list of tour dates is under the cut.

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Billboard celebrates #30DaysofPride with "love letters" to the community

Billboard is celebrating Pride month by asking pop culture figures to share letters and encouraging fans to post their love with #30DaysPride. They are posting one letter per day.

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ABC execs planning Mel Gibson style comeback for Roseanne


The evil has not been defeated...yet. Roseanne is feeling the aftermath of her Ambien induced rant racist comment on Twitter. Behind the scenes, execs are trying to console her by saying she'll have "redemption" like Mel Gibson.

Gibson was recorded in a 2010 racist rant and got fired by his agents and was a pariah for years, but had a comeback with "Hacksaw Ridge."

ABC may or may not be terrified that Roseanne will release secret emails of their support for her even though they fired her. “Execs are still talking to her to get her permission to do the spinoff,” added the source. “She is the creator so they have to work with her.”

“She is still planning to go after everyone and release emails,” continued the source.

To prevent that from happening, they are trying to say it will all blow over.

Roseanne was seen in Utah for the first time since the controversy, saying she "loves all people".
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ONTD Original: Summers of Early 2000's R&B

Forget Summer of Love '67, summers of early 2000's r&b was an era, a sound, and a look within itself. It was all jerseys, large rimless sunglasses, sheer #lipgloss, baggy clothes and bandanas galore. And everything sounded like Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri, Ja Rule and queen Ashanti.

This list is a little spin-off to Rap Songs Saved by Female Hooks with a couple of songs carried over. I wanted this list to have music videos with at least a beach setting, and I couldn't help but repeating a few artists. I know we're a few weeks away from the beginning of summer, but the heat is already here.

Here are 15 rap and r&b songs to request at ya summer parties and barbecues.

15. Ja Rule, Ashanti, Vita, Charli Baltimore - Down 4 U

I'm gonna be here when you need me
Rule baby, can always count on me
And you don't ever have to worry
You know I'll make it in a hurry
Here for you and I will never leave
Shed tears for you, cause boy you got to me
There will never be another for me
You'll always be my one and only

Notes: s/o to the Whitney and Bobby Brown cameo @ 2:30.

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New Videos of Milwaukee Bucks' Guard Sterling Brown's Arrest Surface

Not to be confused with actor Sterling K. Brown. A new video of six officers stepping on Brown's ankles have surfaced and what seems to be an attempted coverup after realizing he is an NBA and there will be a media firestorm in videos obtained by WISN-TV. Brown was arrested in January after parking across two disability spaces outside a Walgreens. Brown was pinned down to the ground while an officer is seen stepping on his ankles while another officer tasers him. At one point Brown asks the officers why they stepping on him, the officers responded so that Brown doesn't kick them. Brown then replies he has no reason to kick them. It seems to dawn on the officers that he is indeed the NBA Milwaukee Bucks player.

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Brown was not charged in the incident but plans to file a lawsuit.

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'Godless' director on the cast's equestrian training

Godless is a women-led western that focuses on a group of widows who lost their husbands in a mine collapse and must protect their homes. The 7-episode limited series is available on Netflix. Scott Frank originally wrote it in 2004 as a movie, but could not get it made.

Frank says every actor who was on a horse had to take part in a miniature "cowboy camp." Jack O'Connell spent ~2 months working with horses pre-shoot and Jeff Daniels was on horseback as often as possible; he also kept a horse by his trailer and rode barefoot.

Frank also rode a horse a lot himself, including to go quickly between the camera and the action, which was sometimes far away. In those moments he repeated the mantra, "Don't fall off in front of the actors, don't fall off in front of the actors."


How are your riding skills, ONTD?

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Normani travels to Houston to attend two fans High School graduation ceremony

"She kept saying how proud she was, and how much she loved us."

Gabriel Lowell initially invited her to prom back in November and she couldn't make it due to her schedule and "felt really bad about it" so she bought a ticket for their graduation instead.

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She also got to talk a lot with the two fans and apparently she mentionned how the BBMA performance "changed her career." Whatever that's supposed to mean

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how was your graduation ceremony ontd?

First Trailer for the True Story of 'White Boy Rick' starring Matthew McConaughey

The first look at the true story of Rick Wershe Jr. played by Richie Merritt in 'White Boy Rick' the longest serving juvenile drug offender in the history of Michigan, Wershe Jr. was an undercover police informant turned drug dealer in the 80's in Detroit. The film is set to release in September and is directed by Yann Demange and produced by Darren Aronofsky.

White Boy Rick Trailer

Shadowhunters CANCELLED after 3 seasons. 3B to air in Spring 2019

Additionally, according to Hollywood Reporter

  • the shows deal with Netflix was lost and FreeForm didn't see it as being worthy enough to continue

  • 3B will air in Spring 2019 with 12 episodes and a 2 hour finale

  • OP is shook what kind of Pride month is this???


are you as shook as I am, ONTD? hold me, nomorefrostbite!!!

Move over Media! There's a New American God in town...New Media is cast

-As I am sure half of you know....after Bryan Fuller left American Gods, the talent decided to follow and that meant Gillian Anderson jumped ship REAL FAST.

-There was speculation who would take over her iconic role but American Gods has decided not to recast the role...instead they created a brand new God to take Medias place.

-Meet New Media played by Kahyun Kim! While Media represented television and Pop Culture, New Media will represent a little thing called Social Media.

-American Gods is slated for an 8-episode 2nd season in 2019, 2 years after its debut.


Philadelphia Eagles White House Visit Cancelled by Trump

-Trump says in a statement that some members of the Super Bowl championship team "disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart."

- He's basically mad that a bunch of players aren't coming.

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Twitch Streamers Get Kicked Out of Denny's for Making Racist Jokes + Harasses Black Family

Popular Twitch streamer IcePoseidon, known for being a racist who uses the N-word, and a group of his 'Alt-Right' friends were ordering dinner at a Denny's in Los Angeles when he made a disgusting joke that offended a black family in the restaurant. After a tense confrontation with someone from the family, they were promptly kicked out by a manager, but not before two of his friends proceeded to follow the family and antagonize them as they were leaving. Below is a breakdown of the situation:

- At the beginning of the video, Ice Poseidon started building the tension by saying to one of his friends, "But he's black and you're a white supremacist", while wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat.

- Not long after, one of his friends who goes by Asian Andy made an offensive joke where he stated they should go around caroling during Christmas and just randomly singing, "KFC, watermelon, and grape", while he was looking at the family behind him.

- Upon hearing the joke, the family decided to get up and leave the restaurant. One of them decided to voice his disgust for the joke and an intense confrontation ensued. During which the white girl from the group played the victim and said verbatim: "I'm scared. You're scaring me."

- One of the managers came to inform the group that they were being ousted from the restaurant. From there, two people from Ice's group decided to follow the family and antagonize them even though they voiced they should leave them alone.

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Jesse Williams Fires Back at 'Greedy' Ex

Claims Aryn is "wildly inflating" the expenses for their children. Example? She is asking for 25K a month for college savings while the children haven't even graduated preschool (they are 2 and 4)

Says he is willing to pay necessary funds such as private school tuition.


Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard on ‘The Office,’ Dies at 75

Hugh Dane, most widely recognized for his recurring role on The Office, also portrayed characters on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Roc, Friends, Everybody Hates Chris, Monk, Boy Meets World, The West Wing, and The Mayor. He appeared on the big screen in Little Fockers and Bridesmaids.

His colleague from The Office Rainn Wilson posted a short tribute on Twitter as well as a donation link to The Inner City Cultural Center, which posted notice of Hugh's death on Facebook.

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Allen defended himself against daughter Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse claims


Allen, 82, told Argentinian news program Periodismo Para Todos on Monday:

"This is something that has been thoroughly looked at 25 years ago by all the authorities and everybody came to the conclusion that it was untrue. And that was the end, and I’ve gone on with my life. For it to come back now, it’s a terrible thing to accuse a person of. I’m a man with a family and my own children. So of course it’s upsetting."

"I think in any situation where anyone is accused of something unjustly, this is a sad thing. I think everybody would agree with that. "Everyone wants justice to be done. If there is something like the #MeToo movement now, you root for them, you want them to bring to justice these terrible harassers, these people who do all these terrible things. And I think that’s a good thing."

"What bothers me is that I get linked with them. People who have been accused by 20 women, 50 women, 100 women of abuse and abuse and abuse — and I, who was only accused by one woman in a child custody case which was looked at and proven to be untrue, I get lumped in with these people.”

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Oops! Lip Sync Battle gets Real Clueless in new trailer

-Lip Sync Battle returns with Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari, Derek Hough, Melissa Gorga, Ramona Singer, Shania Twain and more. Thursdays starting June 14th at 10:30/9:30c on Paramount Network.

-Alicia is obvi doing Fancy by Iggy Iggz, Ramona Singer is doing Oops I Did It Again by Britney Spears, Karrueche is performing Bodak Yellow by Cardi B.

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Jazz Jennings reveals surgery date, details in new YouTube video

Jazz Jennings, star of the TLC reality show I Am Jazz, has shared big news on YouTube. Below are a few quotes from the video, which contains a lot more detail:

  • “It’s coming up so soon. June 26 is when I’m getting the surgery, so like a month away. That is insane. I am so looking forward to it. I’ve been ready for this my entire life.”
  • “If I put out this information for people to see, they won’t need to ask anymore questions."
  • “It’s crazy to me. I’m going to have new genitalia. Like penis to vagina. That’s some serious s—, y’all."
  • “I’m not going to be able to pee standing up anymore, but that’s really the only bad thing about getting this surgery."
  • “The only concern I do have is that I’m getting a different procedure. Because I started the blocker so early, I never went through puberty."
  • “I trust my surgeons. I feel like I’m in good hands and that they’ll take care of me and that they know what they’re doing."

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Janet Jackson Calls Police To Check On 1-Year-Old Son’s Welfare

Janet Jackson called the police on Saturday night over concern for her 1-year-old child, Eissa Al Mana.
The police were called to check on the welfare of Jackson’s son, who was with his father, Wissam Al Mana. 
Randy Jackson says that his sister called 9-1-1 after being contacted by a nanny.
The nanny became frightened by Al Mana’s behavior which she believed was aggressive.
The nanny was “terrified by his behavior and locked herself in a bathroom, so she could contact Janet.”


Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo, O. Bloom Join John Ridley’s 'Needle In A Timestack'

Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo, and Orlando Bloom have signed on to star in Needle In A Timestack, the latest film from John Ridley. 

It follows a couple who work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating.


Simon Cowell is loving life without a cell phone

Cowell told The Daily Mail:

“I literally have not been on my phone for 10 months.

“The difference it made was that I became more aware of the people around me and way more focused. The thing I get irritated with is when you have a meeting everyone’s on their phone – and I was probably in that place too. You can’t concentrate.”

“It’s a very strange experience but it really is good for you and it has absolutely made me happier.”


Could you live without your cell phone, ONTD