July 4th, 2018

The Best Audiobooks of 2018

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and narrated by Bahni Turpin.



Winner: Best Female Narrator, Best YA

About: Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

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Hugh Grant explains 'A Very English Scandal' In Detail



'A Very English Scandal' is a mini-series about a closeted politician Jeremy Thorpe (who has a wife and kids), whose ex partner stalked him and threatened to expose that he's gay so he conspired with some randoms to kill his ex partner but was quite sloppy in that quest. Ben Whishaw plays the ex lover, and Hugh plays Jeremy. The two actors previously worked on Paddington 2 where Ben played the bear lmao.
Stephen asks Hugh about Donald Trump's cameo in "Two Weeks Notice", Hugh responds sarcastically.


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What do you think is the most interesting scandal, ONTD?
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Penelope Cruz is the new face of Chanel. Her 1st Stop is the Haute Couture Show with Other Guests.


-Penelope Cruz is joining the House of Chanel as the face of their new ad campaign released next fall 2018/2019.
-Joins Kristen Stewart & Margot Robbie, Lily Rose Depp, Julianne Moore, & Keira Knightley as faces & brand ambassadors for the brand.
-She will star in the brand's forthcoming cruise campaign. Cruz is no stranger to the brand, she's worn Chanel several times on the red carpet throughout her career.
-“It’s such an iconic brand and Karl is a genius, and I’ve been admiring everything he’s done since I was a little girl, so it’s such a pleasure working with him."

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Kevin Spacey Under Investigation for 3 New Allegations in London


The allegations of sexual assault were brought forward earlier this year by men in London (with incidents alleged to have occurred in 1996 and 2008) and Gloucester (alleged to have occurred in 2013).

This brings the total number of allegations under investigation by London police to six, with five of those being of sexual assault and one of assault.

Spacey has issued an absolute denial of the allegations that have emerged since the November 2017 allegation by actor Anthony Rapp who claimed that in 1986 Spacey made sexual advances towards him at a party.

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Happy Independence Day from Claire Underwood....to herself



The president of the United States of America wishes you all a Happy Independence Day. Also, #independenceday was trending on twitter and independence was misspelled lmao typical.

The final season of House of Cards airs this fall on Netflix.

Everything you need to know before season 6 airs here! Courtesy of digital spy.

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Who is ready for the final season and all of Claire's fabulous clothes?
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Sasha Lane talks about mental illness and colourism to Elle UK


  • She revealed she is bipolar and still struggles with her mental illness frequently: I have bipolar disorder, and the more intense my life gets, the more intense my head gets. It’s hard to act like you’re not hearing voices all day when you’re trying to say your lines… But someone else is struggling with this. I want people to know that just because I have designer bags and I’ve traveled the world, I’m still having a breakdown every other f–king day.

  • She also talked about colourism and how she is frequently sought out for roles specifically written for white women because she is light enough not to seem threatening to white audiences: There are a handful I get [offered] that I know are specifically for a white person; the whole family dynamic is geared towards a white person. I don’t have those experiences. My mother is Maori, from New Zealand, and my father is black. I grew up with a lot of black people. You thought [offering me this role] was diverse, so you could say you have someone of colour in your film, but I’m light-skinned enough that it doesn’t throw white people off. As much as I’m glad to represent people, don’t use me as your token.

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20th Anniversary of Armageddon


It's the 20th anniversary of the best bad movie Armageddon, the #1 movie in the world in 1998. Buzzfeed just ran a fun article (worth the read, imho!) suggesting why it did well despite making no sense and being panned by critics

  • it fit a lot of genres (action / comedy / romance / fantasy) and director Michael Bay, who said it was never supposed to be realistic, called it a "fantasy comedy" for teens

  • cast of established actors and up-and-comers, plus Ben and Liv were hotties (this was Ben's first heart throb role)

  • super pro-America when the US was doing well economically and the apocalypse didn't seem as plausible (the movie's premise is that blue-collar oil drillers can save the world)

  • the filmmakers decided to play up the romance storyline after the success of Titanic

  • Animal crackers and Aerosmith

  • Roughneck daddy Bruce Willis makes the ultimate sacrifice

  • fun fact: Michael Bay made Ben Affleck get $20,000 worth of dental work to look more heroic and shot unscripted footage of Ben's abs with water running down them (lmao)

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do you consider Armageddon a classic, ONTD? what are your fave bad movies?
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Nina Bo'Nina Brown questions double standard after AS3 winner Trixie Mattel's racist joke resurfaces

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  • During the Haters Roast The Shady Tour, All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel made the following "joke" about Drag Race Legend Latrice Royale: "You like this outfit? I couldn't decide what to wear. It's just like a cotton. Latrice picked it."

  • After the "joke" didn't land as well as she expected it to, she made this comment: "Oh, is that too far, Denver? What? Did you forget to invite your black friends tonight?"

  • As predicted, her stans, and a lot of Drag Race fans in general, are defending her and saying that it's not a racist joke because it was during a roast and you're supposed to tell this type of jokes during them.

  • Season 9 contestant Nina Bo'Nina Brown is questioning double standards regarding white queens vs POC queens saying offensive jokes.

  • Let's not forget that Nina made some racist and problematic comments last year when she told Mexican fans that the earthquake was karma because Valentina stans were bullying her.

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ONTD, was Trixie's joke racist or do you think that everything is fair game during a roast? Discuss.
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Marti Noxon regrets killing Tara from Buffy The Vampire Slayer




-Marti Noxon who is behind such shows as UnREAL, Dietland, and upcoming HBO show 'Sharp Objects' is reminiscing about her days on BTVS.

-During Season 6 she got promoted to showrunner so Joss Whedon could focus on launching Firefly and while she states that Joss didnt take that much of a backseat, she certainly got more input to how the season was going then she did in the past.

-There were parts of S6 that she looks back on and believes that they went too far, made Buffy to damaged then she needed to be.

-One part of Season 6 she definitely regrets? Killing off Tara Maclay who was Willows girlfriend since the later half of S4.

-She's aware of how BTVS fans view her as she wears it on her twitter page everyday with "I ruined Buffy and I will RUIN YOU TOO."

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I love S6 up until OMWF and then all the Spuffyness....yuck
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'The First Purge' scares up 2.5 million in preview screenings

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'Blumhouse's, The First Purge, opened up with 2.5 million at 2,350 North American locations on Tuesday night, forecasting a 25 million opening over the next five days.

The Purge: Election Year made $3.6 million in Thursday-night previews before the opening weekend in 2016.

All Purge movies were written and directed by James DeMonaco, who explained a little about how he was inspired to make the films. "My wife and I were in a road-rage incident in Brooklyn where we were cut off by this drunk guy who almost killed us. The cops showed up; it was crazy. She said in anger — and this is a doctor who helps people -'I wish we could all have one free [murder] one a year.' I was like, 'Whoa, honey!' It stayed with me."

The First Purge is a prequel explaining how the holiday came about, so let's take a refresher at the timeline of the movies overall.

The Purge (2013) - The original Purge opens up in the year 2022 where its been a holiday for a few years.

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) - This one takes place in 2023 which is the seventh purge.

The Purge: Election Year (2016) - Taking place two decades after in the year 2040.

The Purge (TV series) [TBD]- Where the films focus on a single night, the series will take a look at how the night shapes life throughout the calendar year. The series stars Jessica Garza as a woman who joins a cult worshiping The Purge.

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What did y'all think? Lowkey stanning Skeletor
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9 Things Vegans Are Tired of Hearing, Starring Natalie Portman


-"Natalie Portman has been a constant fixture in some of our all-time favorite films, but not only is she a badass, Oscar-winning actress, she's also an animals rights and environmental activist. Now, she's bringing her voice to another issue close to her heart with Eating Animals, a new documentary produced and narrated by Natalie, exploring the "environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming."
-"While the new eye-opening doc explores how to be an ethical meat eater, Natalie herself is a vegan. So when she stopped by POPSUGAR New York in celebration of the new documentary, we had her debunk some common myths about vegans!"

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Trans Actresses Trace Lysette and Jamie Clayton Slam Hollywood After Scarlett Johansson Casting





Scarlett Johansson had been cast as a transgender man in the upcoming film “Rub & Tug”.

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Overwatch Round-Up Post: New Champion, Features and Updates, Overwatch League and Season 11


– Overwatch recently revealed its new champion Hammond, or "Wrecking Ball", a genetically evolved and genius engineer hamster who operates as a tank, from Horizon Lunar Colony like Winston.
– Updates: Season 11 competitive started a few days ago. Symmetra's kit has been reworked to be more offensive, more changes are coming to Sombra and Torbjörn, and "Damage" and "Offensive" were merged together as the "Damage" group. The "Find group" feature has been implemented. Players can now give other players "Endorsements" in Quick Match and Competitive, and players will also have their Endorsement level displayed to other players.
– The quarter finals of Overwatch League will begin next Wednesday, July 11, and will conclude with the Grand Finale July 27-28 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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Jessica Alba Says She’s Been Sexually Harassed Throughout Her Career: ‘You Just Accepted That’



▪ she was harassed “all the time along the way” of her career. (She began her career at age 12)
▪ she just “accepted” the fact that being an actress came with sexual harassment.
▪ she admits she probably could have gotten further in her career had she been more compliant when it comes to harassment.
▪ she wishes she had more help from female mentors along the way.
▪ she is hopeful the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements will lead to more diversity both in front of and behind the camera.

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Video: Andy Dick removed from Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2007 for groping Ivanka Trump



Andy Dick (who was recently arrested for sexual battery) publicly groped Ivanka Trump while on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2007.

The video below — which People calls "newly resurfaced" — shows the incident but omits Dick being removed from the stage by Kimmel and security moments later. After the fact, Kimmel told E! that Dick was “was a little out of it" and that Dick always made him uncomfortable because of his unpredictable nature.



Dick commented on the incident late last year:



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Terry Gilliam Says He Wants To Be A ‘Black Lesbian’ Because ‘White Men Get Blamed For Everything’



He was responding to a question about comments made that said a show like “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” wouldn’t make it to air today because it lacks diversity.

“Of the six Monty Python members one was gay and one American. It made me cry: the idea that … no longer six white Oxbridge men can make a comedy show. Now we need one of this, one of that; everybody represented… this is bullshit. I no longer want to be a white male. I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian… My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition.”

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Paris Hilton's New Career Endeavor: Skincare Maven

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In case you don't know or don't care, OP is coming back with another post in Trash Beauty! Fabulous felon, hotel heiress, groundbreaking DJ Paris Hilton has a skincare line. La Mer hew? Her ProDNA line is made to target anti aging with natural ingredients to reveal a healthy youthful complexion. Hilton who is a fan of La Prairie and Chanel products revealed and is advertising her skincare line on Instagram. The lineup consists of four products including serum, eye cream, moisturizing cream and cleansing gel. Prices range from $29 to $115. The promo is very Paris Hilton with just pics of her being rich with the products looking like an afterthought Kim Kardashian is already quaking to shill this. The line launched on 6/29 and no need to rush cause it ain't sold out.

Poll #2082924 Trash Beauty Poll

Will ProDNA be successful?

Very - Sisley is already shooketh
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Hew?
20(20.4%)
Only if Kim K can promote ha
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Whew chile the ghetto!
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Honey this is just cancelled
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Vanessa Kirby Talks ‘The Crown’ Wage Gap Controversy And Those Tom Cruise Romance Rumours





In the latest issue of Marie Claire, Vanessa Kirby discusses “The Crown” and those Tom Cruise romance rumours

About the pay gap controversy between Claire Foy (who played Princess Elizabeth) and Matt Smith (Prince Philip) and if it’s something that should be spoken about so publicly:

“I think it’s really important, because if we discuss it at our level, then hopefully it will give people a voice, and not be at a disadvantage just because they are a different gender; it makes absolutely no sense.”


About Cruise after the pair were caught doing a kissing scene:

“Even though the [film] crew were there, it was all [in the tabloids] like, ‘The next wife falls at his feet.'”

“The most disconcerting thing was the people I didn’t think would believe it, did, and they were texting my boyfriend, asking, ‘Are you okay?'. I don’t think they believe anything they read now because you just can’t. None of it is real. To be getting married to him? Not even a snog, it was marriage.”

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Ali MacGraw on Losing Steve McQueen: 'I Wish We Could Have Grown Old Together Sober'




Ali MacGraw is most famous for her leading role in Love Story.

She has been married three times: to college sweetheart Robin Hoen, to Hollywood producer Robert Evans whom she left for Steve McQueen
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Chance the Rapper is engaged

Chance the Rapper, 25, proposed to his girlfriend Kirsten at their 4th of July BBQ. The couple's been together since 2013 and shares a daughter.



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Amber Tamblyn educates her Husband about Racism and Sexism Apparently.


Says that yes, her husband David Cross made awful comments to Charlene Yi and that she has spoken to him "many times" about his actions.

Tamblyn continues with "I helped him to see. [..] And you know that was really difficult for our family," she said. "[...] And women were coming after me and telling me, 'Oh you can't be the head of a movement and not speak to this.'"

(Personally I had no idea anyone looked to her as 'the head' of #MeToo, but she is prominent.)

It's basically "I'm glad I had these difficult conversations with him. It was time, and he changed and learned."

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Do you have partners who are socially stupid but stick with them anyway? Are you trying to educate them?