December 5th, 2018

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The Cut publishes article alleging Priyanka Chopra got married to Nick Jonas to boost her career



New York Magazine's The Cut published an article on Nick Jonas's marriage to Priyanka Chopra that paints Chopra as a "scam artist" willing to do whatever it takes to achieve high profile stardom. "All Nick wanted was a possible fling with Hollywood’s latest It Woman, but instead he wound up staring straight at a life sentence with a global scam artist."

- The writer claims after breaking barriers by being the first major Indian crossover star in America in 2015, Chopra has been doing all she can to climb the ladder of success in Hollywood.

- Doesn't believe the couple's story about meeting through DMs on social media, and that it was arranged by Priyanka Chopra's team.

- Accuses Chopra of pursuing a Hollywood romance to boost her career, and implies Tom Hiddleston was a possible candidate as they were reportedly flirting at an Emmys after-party just before her romance with Nick.

- Portrays Nick as a victim who is "blinded" by love.

- This quote: "At times, marriage can be a beautifully wonderful union that warms even the coldest of hearts, but sadly, this union evokes no such feeling."

Update: The article has now been removed.

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Tom Cruise wants to fix your TV, films PSA from Top Gun sequel set

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Tom Cruise took a break from filming Top Gun: Maverick to shoot a PSA on the importance of disabling the dreaded “soap opera effect” on modern TVs.





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Temptation Island (Exclusive Sneak Peek)



Four dating couples at a crossroads in their relationships travel to Maui, Hawaii and live the single life with 24 eligible men and women. Are they meant to be together? Temptation Island premieres Tuesday, January 15, 10/9c on USA.

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ONTD, which couple are you rooting for to succumb to temptation?
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Jessica Simpson and Natalie Portman are feuding



Jessica Simpson blasted Natalie Portman on twitter for remarks she made during a Vox Lux press tour, saying it was confusing for her growing up to watch pop stars like Jessica Simpson declare they're virgins while posing in bikinis.

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Ariana Grande, Billboard Woman of the Year





OP note: she's actually white.

“I just hope you’re OK with me crying, because that’s not going to not happen. I can’t even say ‘Good morning’ to anyone without crying. I guess there’s not much I’m afraid of anymore. When life tries you with such serious shit so many times, your priorities change. I don’t give a shit. I just want to be happy and healthy -- one day -- and make music.


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'Miracle Workers' Trailer

- TBS has released a trailer for Miracle Workers, a new limited series comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi.
- Plot summary: When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.
- The show was created by Simon Rich (SNL, Man Seeking Woman) and premieres February 12th, 2019.

- A cast photo from last winter featuring Karan Soni, Geraldine Viswanathan and the show's creator, plus the aforementioned Buscemi and Radcliffe.

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Not impressed by the clip, but one of my comedy faves wrote for the show and I like these actors, so I will probably check it out.

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'Call Me by Your Name' author confirms he's working on sequel book, much to the joy of the actors




Much to the dismay of most of ONTD, and to the chagrin of all the haters, André Aciman, the author of 'Call Me by Your Name', announced that he is currently working on the sequel to the book. No word yet on how this will retcon the epilogue segment of the original book, as the sequel movie is set to take place 6-7 years after the first movie.

One can assume this is a response to Oscar-winning screenwriter James Ivory's recent comments about a sequel never happening. The filmmakers behind the first movie have already said they're well working on the sequel, including director Luca Guadagnino. Stars Armie Hammer (above) and Timothée Chalamet have countlessly voiced their optimism and confirmation that they will indeed return for said sequel when it starts production (rumors for this is around 2020).


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RPDR News Roundup: All Stars 4 Press Week, RPDR UK Officially Confirmed, Holi-Slay First Look

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All Stars 4 Press Week has commenced with the queens out and about ahead of the season's premiere on Friday 12/14 on Vh1.

They repeated the All Stars trend of AOL Build interviews, wherein Gia Gunn and Farrah throw heavy shade at RuPaul.




- RuPaul and Michelle Visage will act as judges on the UK version of Drag Race to air in 2019
- Quoth RuPaul: "“It is a dream come true to extend our royal family to the United Kingdom with our partners at BBC Three. I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens.”

https://instagram.com/p/Bq-PLh-BJrO


The Holi-Slay Spectacular special will air this Friday, 12/07 8PM EST/PST.
Here's a first look at the entrance looks, with a full sneak preview here


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Karen Gillan Talks Tumbleweeds & Impersonates Britney on Kimmel



- Karen Gillan appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night and talked Avengers 4, living with her parents, and her new film The Party's Just Beginning.
- She wrote, directed and acted in her new film, and had the opportunity to cast some of her childhood friends in her film as people drunkenly eating chips outside of a chip shop.
- She first came to America when she was 24, and all of her references were Friends and westerns. She was excited to finally see a real life tumbleweed in Santa Fe, which she shipped to her parent's house in Scotland. They were equally excited, and set it free on the streets of Scotland.
- Karen does an impersonation of Britney Spears singing "Jingle Bells" (starts at 5:40).

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-  Karen wore an Alberta Ferretti suit for her appearance.


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Oblig #JusticeForSelfie. Can't wait to see her film!

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Miley Cyrus rocks demure new look in London



Miley Cyrus is in London doing a press tour for her new single 'Nothing Breaks Like a Heart' with Mark Ronson, and debuted a tame new look - in a good way. The singer wore Gucci in an all-black attire, complimented by newly dyed blonde locks.

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Tony Todd reacts to the 'Candyman' reboot news and shares what he wants

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Just this week, BD had the scoop confirmed that Jordan Peele is producing a "spiritual sequel" the underrated 90s horror movie, with Nia DaCosta directing. Tony Todd is unconfirmed to cast in it and had some thoughts on what we wants to see.

"In 2018, I think there are a few neighborhoods that could use some Candyman justice, you know what I’m saying? I’m just happy that as an African-American man, that Candyman has once again been given the nod to enter people’s consciousness,” he says.

The horror icon hopes that they won't dance around the romance between him and the love of his life. "[Back then] it was rare that African-American male film stars got to kiss any of the white leading ladies they worked with."

The new Candyman is slated to be in theaters on June 12, 2020.

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Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to Co-Host the Golden Globes

- Actress Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and actor/comedian Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will co-host the Golden Globes on January 6th, 2019.
- Both actors are Golden Globe winners.

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Ellen DeGeneres returns to stand-up after 15 years, talks coming out



Ellen DeGeneres is returning to stand-up comedy after 15 years in her new Netflix special, Relatable, which premieres later this month. The trailer touches on her experience coming out, among other things.

When she came out in 1997, and her character Ellen Morgan followed suit, she became the first openly gay lead in television history. 44 million people watched her coming out episode, which went on to win an Emmy. However, the show also received death threats and was cancelled due to falling ratings; Ellen struggled to find other work until her talk show launched five years later.

This echoes her conversation earlier this year on Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, where she talked about:

  • Being unemployable (and angry) for 3 years after Ellen was cancelled
  • Touring for 90% gay audiences during those years, and being viewed as a spokesperson for the community
  • The death of her girlfriend when she was 20 years old
  • The world today being “such a scary place right now, in so many ways" that it “overwhelms me with dread”

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been running since 2003, Ellen celebrated her 10-year anniversary with wife Portia de Rossi in August, and the couple is worth $380 million.

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Netflix paid 100 million for another year of the TV show Friends





- For 100 million, Netflix gets the exclusive streaming rights, for a year, to the hit tv show, Friends.
- They had previously bought the rights for 30 million.
- Fans were panicking because it was going to be removed on January 1st.

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No More "We Can't Find Any Black Female Writers"



Members of Black Women Who Brunch, (co-founded by Lena Waithe), gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood.

THE BARRIERS IN THE PIPELINE
- assistants of color are less likely to be looped in on or recommended for writer's assistant openings.
- being trusted to run your own show is one of the hardest battles.
- they are less likely to be asked to lunch or invited to social gatherings by their non-minority peers.
- a writer on a "black show" who moves to a "non-black show" often has their level questioned.
- they often don't have the generational wealth or financial support system to attend film schools or work almost for free for years as an intern or assistant.
- if they hire one person of color, they've hired enough people of color.

THE TOKEN IN THE ROOM?
- 3rd season of NBC's Las Vegas, the showrunner said there were too many characters on the show. The consensus was to kill of Marsha Thomason's character (the only black woman), and the guys were excited for her to die in a fiery explosion.
- someone labeled "difficult" does not return for season two.
- it takes more than a couple of people to redirect the course of a character or a story. You can be dismissed if you are the lone voice.
- people in charge need to believe also in inclusion, in being allies and amplifying underrepresented voices. 
- it takes a creator/showrunner who gives a shit enough to look past the source material and put that onscreen.

I WISH HOLLYWOOD UNDERSTOOD …
- We're multidimensional and would like to be treated as such.
- we work twice as hard (getting half as much) in order to defend ourselves against an assumption of mediocrity.
- you have black women screenwriters masquerading as lawyers because no one took them seriously. 
- we can write for anyone, not just for black women.
- we also have to deal with speaking up when marginalized people are portrayed in a negative or stereotypical light.
- we have such little room for error. We have to be exceptional.

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Lena Dunham Apologizes to Aurora Perrineau


  • Lena wrote an apology that said, "I believe you" after originally defending a writer whom Perrineau accused of sexual misconduct in 2017

  • “When someone I knew, someone I had loved as a brother, was accused, I did something inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defense..."

  • Admitting she lied, Lena wrote: “There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life. I didn’t have the ‘insider information’ I claimed, but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all.”

  • Aurora Perrineau accused Girls writer Murray Miller of sexually assaulting her when she was 17-years-old in 2012




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Today in White Apologies: The 1975’s Matt Healy Clears up Comments about Hip-Hop


Matt Healy, vocalist from the 1975 whose band latest album has been blasphemously compared to Radiohead’s OK Computer was on some anti-black clownery in an interview and he’s now had to apologize.

Healy claims that misogyny has been eradicated from rock music (sure, Mick) and that misogyny seems to only exists in hip hop which he ascribes to black men while ignoring the existence of white men in hip hop. The White Man claims the publication misquoted him (sure thing, Mick) and that misogyny wasn’t allowed in rock music (okay, Moot). His attempt to apologize included that PR ready clause of how he loves Hotep Kenny (translation for the white folks: Kendrick Lamar). His fully comments and subsequent apology can be found at the source.

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Columbia University students kick SNL comedian Nimesh Patel off stage for making unsafe jokes



Nimesh Patel, a comedian and writer for Saturday Night Live, was yanked from the stage in the midst of his routine at Columbia University, after students decided his material was homophobic, racist, and making them feel unsafe.

During the event, Patel's performance featured commentary on his experience living in a diverse area of New York City—including a joke about a gay, black man in his neighborhood—which the officials deemed inappropriate.
Patel joked that being gay cannot be a choice because "no one looks in the mirror and thinks, 'this black thing is too easy, let me just add another thing to it.'"

Patel made it 30 minutes before organizers cut off the routine.
Patel pushed back on the officials' remarks, and said that while he stood in solidarity with Asian American identities, none of his remarks were offensive, and he was exposing the audience to ideas that would be found "in the real world." Before he could finish, Patel's microphone was cut from off-stage, and he proceeded to leave.

The officials condemned Patel's remarks, which "ran counter to the inclusive spirit and integrity of CultureSHOCK." They apologized for inviting Patel, and for "the hurt his words caused members of the community."

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Mahershala Ali’s True Detective Character Was Originally Written as White



The lead role was written as white, with a black cop in a supporting role. 
“I read the scripts. I was blown away. I got to read the first four, and I could have played that second lead, the supporting character. But in my mind I was like, ‘I’ve done this my entire career. I’ve never done that.’ And I’m 40 at that time. And if it don’t happen now, it really may not happen.”

Ali made the case to show-runner Nic Pizzolatto that the season would not only work with a black man in the lead role—but that it would would actually be improved by that casting.

Ali convinced show-runner Nic Pizzolatto to give him the role by texting him pictures of his grandfather, who was a state-police officer.
“I was like, ‘See, we existed in this space in the 60s, in the 70s, [as] state-police officers. This is in Arkansas,’ We don’t have to beat them over the head with the race element, but let’s write it. I’m encouraging him to think of it from the standpoint of how it’s experienced. Racism is not experienced as the n-word all the time. I want to play that part."

Pizzolatto thought about it a couple of days, got back to him, and he was like, "Yo, let’s do this. I’m down.”

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Surprise witch! Bet you thought you'd seen the last of AHS:Coven. 3rd season planned.




-You just can't keep a good witch down! Ryan Murphy has revealed that the witches of Coven/Apocalypse will return for a 3rd installment.

-Confirmed that it wont be for S9 but for a future season as they have a really cool story to tell.

-No word on which characters/actresses will return.

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Just give Coven their own tv show tbh.
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You arent dreaming...American Gods S2 finally gets a release date




-American Gods is finally making a comeback! The season is set to premiere March 10th, 23 months after the first episode premiered on STARZ.

-The show has had multiple issues behind the scenes from going through 3 different show runners before the season has even aired, Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth quitting, and majority of the season having to be rewritten.

-The 1st season ended on a bit of a cliffhanger that we obviously wont be starting on.

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Bella Thorne promotes new make-up line by lathering herself in chocolate and whipped cream



Bella Thorne is continuing to expand her beauty business with the launch of lip colors and versatile glitter "mousse" for eyes and body.

The lip stains are scented like chocolate, sugar, and vanilla with names like "Fuck Me Firetruck", "DSL", and "Sexual Chocolate". They also offer a plumping effect.

To promote the collection, she released a video where she's seen covering herself with glitter, chocolate and whipped cream as she frolics naked on a bed.

You can check out the Thorne by Bella collection HERE



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What are some of your favorite make-up at the moment, ONTD?

Kevin Hart's history of domestic abuse and homophobia resurfaces after Oscars announcement


Since he was announced as the 2019 Oscar ceremony host yesterday, some of the offensive things Kevin Hart has said in the past have been circulating on social media.

Kevin Hart wrote in his memoir about getting physical with his ex-wife and how he ended up spending a night in jail after one of their fights.

A clip from an old standup special where he talked about how much he feared his son being gay and how he knocked over his young son and another boy because they were "having a gay moment" is being brought up.
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Michelle Williams says her fiancée Chad is not racist and blames editing on her reality show



Tenitra Michelle Williams stopped by Buzzfeed News’ AM2DM to promote her reality show “Chad Loves Michelle” airing on OWN. Williams defends her fiancée for the comments he made asking her if she had “taken her meds?” after Williams told her fiancée in a heated arguement, “Well, Chad, because you are not Black you would not understand why I communicate the way I do. Maybe because you didn’t grow up around a lot of Black people.” He was so “offended” and that’s when he asked the question about her medication. The two were discussing the argument to their couple’s therapist. You can see that here in last month’s post.

Tenitra says that that scene appeared worse than it was and blamed it on “editing.” She then makes it clear that for 20 years Chad has worked with a lot of Black and Latino youth and that she would never bring someone into her life that was racist. She adds that that is an insult to her and her intelligence.



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The Cut Retracts Article That Stated Priyanka Chopra Married Nick Jonas For Fame



Yesterday, The Cut published an article in which it theorized that Priyanka Chopra chose to marry Nick Jonas for the sake of fame. The original ONTD post is here, courtesy of tabloidpersona.

The Cut has now retracted the article, and wrote:

"Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize."

Do you think Priyanka and Nick married for fame?

Yes
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No
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Possibly
105(29.2%)


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Country Lana Is Coming: Miss Grant Performs Two New Songs



Lana Del Rey and her aspiring guitarist/collaborator performed at a benefit concert with two new songs titled "Hey Blue Baby" (above) and "I Must Be Stupid for Being So Happy" (below).

Norman F-cking Rockwell is [[allegedly]] slated for a March 2019 release, but no confirmation on that.

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These fit her so well + reminds me of her older material
HBB is good but IMAGINE it with BTD styled hip hop beats, WHEW



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Top Chef: Kentucky starts tonight!



Top Chef is back and starts tonight on Bravo. Returning for the 16th season is host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judges Graham Elliot, Nilou Motamed and Gail Simmons. 15 new chefs from across the US will compete for the title of Top Chef across the state of Kentucky and will feature the earliest Restaurant Wars yet with not two, but three teams/restaurants! The season finale showdown will take place in Macau, China.

Watch host Padma Lakshmi promote the new season on Ellen by cooking a vegan sloppy joe made with lentils behind the cut.

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ONTD, will you be watching the new season?

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The Innocent Man | Official Trailer | Netflix



Two murders, four convictions, and a town full of secrets. Based on John Grisham's only true crime best-seller, The Innocent Man, an old case that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma in the 1980s is re-opened with unbelievable evidence that has everyone questioning if the right men were charged, or if the killer is still out there. The Innocent Man is streaming globally on Netflix December 14th.

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How Britney Spears Built a Billion-Dollar Business Without Selling a Single Record



In 2004, Britney Spears launched Curious, her first perfume. But celebrity scents are not always a sure thing. Many of them drop into the market, lasting only a season never to be heard from again (remember J by Jennifer Aniston or Black Star by Avril Lavigne?).

It turned out to be the best selling fragrance of 2004, netting over $100 million in sales.
By 2013, one report stated that in five years Elizabeth Arden had sold over 500 million bottles of Curious. That’s five times as many units in a quarter of the time.

Despite the fact that sales of perfumes with famous names attached peaked in 2011, and have been on the decline ever since.
Cosmo noted a dip as low as 22% in the category's sales.

However, Britney Spears’ perfume operation has continued to thrive. Just this fall, she released Prerogative — her 24th perfume — directly into Kohl’s and Walmart stores. It also happened to be her first “gender neutral” scent.

Do you wear "celebrity scents?"

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Ariana Grande accused of using "blaccent" on social media



A clip from Ariana Grande's interview with Billboard is going viral on social media, with users taking notice of Ariana's "blaccent", specifically in the clip above where she exaggerates her pronunciation of certain words.

Another user posted a comparison between the way Ariana used to talk, compared to the accent she recently has been putting on:



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Thoughts, ONTD? Are they reaching again or is this a valid criticism?
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Goop invented yoga



Oscar winner and lifestyle leader claims in an interview for the Wall Street journal magazine that her influence helped yoga become a thing on the western world.

Pattabhi Jois who? Favorite yoga style?

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'Mary, Queen of Scots' Premiere Pics

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Last night, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie attended the NYC premiere of their film Mary, Queen of Scots alongside some of the rest of the cast. Scroll through for more pics, and check out more under the cut.

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Soulja Boy released a gaming console and several other questionable electronics



Your boi Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em is back from 2007! No, it isn’t a new self-produced catchy single. DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, has entered the electronics and gaming market, truly making this timeline that we're currently in even more confusing. 🤔

Tell ‘Em has introduced several “new” questionable electronics from China: The SouljaGame Console, SouljaGame Handheld, SouljaWatch, SouljaPods, SouljaHeadphones with Wireless Bluetooth, SouljaPhone HT70, and the SouljaPad. Phew, that hustle tho!

Soulja Boy’s “new” video game system and handheld use an emulator running ROM’s and is basically a more expensive reskin of retro game consoles from manufacturer Anbernic (originally priced at $60 for the handheld and $80 for the console on Amazon). All Tell ‘Em did was slap his name on the packaging from existing electronics that aren’t exactly legal, at least for the gaming side of things. Specifications on most, if not all of “his” electronics are the exact same but with a higher price tag attached.

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ONTD, will you be gifting your friends and family a Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em bootleg product this holiday season?

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Riverdale Mid Season Finale Promo, "Outbreak"



Running out of places to stay, Jughead faces his mommy/abandonment issues and takes Archie to Toledo where Gladys and Jellybean stay.

Back in Riverdale, the town's resident Nancy Drew gets a little closer to the truth about Gryphons & Gargoyles, while platonic Cheronica confront their parents after more students have seizures.

Every series regular except Josie will appear because RAS.

Directed by John Kretchmer and written by James DeWille. Original airdate 12/12/2018.

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