January 3rd, 2019

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Surviving R. Kelly Airs Tonight: Aaliyah's Mother Slams Doc Series, 43 Stars Remain Silent



R. Kelly has threatened to sue Lifetime if the documentary series airs.



Tonight, Lifetime begins a six-part series on the long-running accusations against R. Kelly, including his alleged targeting of teenage girls and his sex cult.

Buzzfeed News has requested comment from 43 of Kelly's collaborators, including Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z. Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Pharrell and Jennifer Hudson, giving them the chance to give a statement before the documentary airs. No one has responded to their requests.



The late Aaliyah's relationship and marriage to R. Kelly (when she was fifteen and Kelly was twenty-seven) is discussed about in the documentary. Aaliyah's mother has slammed the series, saying in part:

"[The claims are] lies and fabrications [that] can not be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah's legacy."

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First Golden Globes Presenters Are Announced!


The HFPA - Hollywood Foriegn Press Association - has announced it's first cast of presenters (outside of Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell) - Dick Van Dyke, Chadwick Boseman, and Halle Berry join a mostly esteemed list.

Sterling K. Brown, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Idris Elba, Harrison Ford, Johnny Galecki, Justin Hartley, Taraji P. Henson, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Michael B. Jordan, William H. Macy, Chrissy Metz, Mike Myers, Lupita Nyong’o, Gary Oldman, Saoirse Ronan, Octavia Spencer, Ben Stiller, Lena Waithe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The Golden Globes, hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, are this Sunday, Jan. 6th at 8 Eastern, 5 Pacific.

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Noelle Stevenson talks SHE-RA and does a live drawing on SYFY's Artists Alley



Showrunner Noelle Stevenson appeared as a guest on Artists Alley to do a live drawing of characters from the new Netflix She-Ra series, reflect on Season 1 and hint about things to come in Season 2. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was named "Best New Series" by Animation Magazine.





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A$AP Bari Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault, Pays Fine



He's a part of the A$AP Mob (government name: Jabari Shelton) and a clothing designer who was charged with two counts and sexual assault from an incident in London. The assault occurred in 2017 with a woman who this piece of crap assaulted, slapped and berated in his hotel bedroom and forced the woman to give him oral sex. He stood trial in London and pled guilty to only one of the charges and only had to pay a fine and compensation to the victim but it looks as though he will face no prison time. A$AP Who's Not Rocky tried to file a lawsuit against the woman for harassment and defamation. After he was arrested, Nike cut ties with him, but Kim Kardashian's third husband came to his defense saying: "Jedis never let perception and cancel culture get between them.”

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Taye Diggs is hosting this year's Critics' Choice Awards




While the Academy's still scrambling to find someone - anyone who's not a fucking mess - to host the Oscars, the BFCA announced that actor Taye Diggs will be hosting this year's Critics’ Choice Awards. Olivia Munn hosted last year's awards, and that was an INFINITE improvement from the host before her, toolbag TJ Miller.

The Critics' Choice Awards will take place on Sunday, January 13 and broadcast live on the east coast on The CW Network (west coast will get a delay). The full list of nominees is here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/2019-critics-choice-awards-nominations-list-full-1166282

Source: https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1080871511769206787
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Indie Film Release Guide: January 4th [An ONTD Original]

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It’s January, the month where films that didn’t meet expectations get dumped to underperform alongside big Christmas releases and Oscar contenders. There are very few new indie releases this week, so I’d recommend using your movie theater gift cards to check out some of the recent releases that may just be making their way to your local theaters - Mary, Queen of Scots, On the Basis of Sex, and If Beale Street Could Talk should all be expanding this weekend.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: December 28th, December 21st, and December 14th.

State Like Sleep



Stars: Katherine Waterston, Michael Huisman, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans
Written and directed by: Meredith Danluck
Genre: Drama
Plot: A woman grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband's double life after he commits suicide.
What you should know: Waterston and Shannon were also costars in 2017’s The Current War, which looked terrible and still hasn’t been released.
Opens in: Select cities and on demand

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD? Do you plan to see anything this weekend? I am ready for the Golden Globes!
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The Coachella 2019 lineup is here!



- The Coachella 2019 lineup is here. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande are headlining. Solange, Kid Cudi, Aphex Twin, Janelle Monáe, the 1975, Blood Orange, Diplo, Weezer, Kacey Musgraves, Rosalia, Mac DeMarco, Jaden Smith, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, Playboi Carti, Bad Bunny, J Balvin are all on the lineup.

- Notable new names include BLACKPINK, HYUKOH, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Charlotte Gainsbourg, SOPHIE, Billie Eyelash, King Princess, and Idris Elba and Virgil Abloh (what???)

- Tickets are on sale this Friday, 11 am PT. The festival will return for two weekends: April 12-14 and April 19-21, 2019.

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BLACKPINK in your area lmaooo
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Batwoman Pilot Ordered at the CW



-david nutter will direct the pilot
-slated for potential fall 2019 premiere
-characters rumored to be cast are:
---kate's dad colonel kane
---batwoman's archenemy alice
---undisclosed character whose description sounds like renee montoya

please fix this wig for the pilot
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'SpongeBob SquarePants' Fans Petition NFL for Super Bowl Tribute



After Hillenburg's untimely death from ALS in November (Though this article was written on Nov. 30th), a petition began circulating to play "Sweet Victory" in tribute at the SuperBowl halftime show.

Why is it a tribute? Because the song was played in the episode "Band Geeks" during a halftime show and it would be better than Maroon 5.





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"The Bachelor" Roundup: Five Days Until Colton's Season

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Colton's season of The Bachelor debuts on ABC on January 7th. Will you be watching this boring virgin find love? It might not be so boring after all, because there is already a lot of drama.

-One contestant, Tracy, has preemptively apologized for tweets that were racist, fat-shaming, and used the r-word. One tweet even insulted "The Bachelor."

-ABC had Chris Harrison do a PR/damage control interview. He says that the casting process is "evolving." Apparently ABC "discovered a loophole" in the background check process (sure, Jan) after Lincoln was cast on Becca's season despite a pending sexual assault case.

Then, there was this mysterious question in the interview:

"Do you think that Colton found what he was looking for?

What I I will say is that he did a good job. He’s happy with how he did as the Bachelor, I can tell you that for sure. I don’t think he has any regrets." HmmmmmT

Chris also says, "[Virginity] doesn’t define Colton. It’s not, 'Hey, Colton virgin.'" (Again, sure Jan.)

-But don't worry: Colton is fine with "exploiting his virginity."


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Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Questlove, and more turned down interviews in new R. Kelly doc


dream hampton, the filmmaker responsible for the three part Lifetime documentary about R. Kelly's alleged abuse, has been giving interviews ahead of the documentary's premiere tonight.

According to hampton, celebrities have been particularly resistant to the idea of speaking on camera about R. Kelly. She asked a number of artists who previously worked with him or have been publicly somewhat critical of him including Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Dave Chapelle, Questlove, Lil Kim, Erykah Badu, Celine Dion, and Mary J. Blige to give an interview.

The only ones who were willing to be involved were John Legend and R&B singer Sparkle.


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MUA Trolls Internet for 5 Months Into Believing He Had Dramatic Cosmetic Surgery



- Drag queen (under Alexis Stone) + makeup artist Elliot Joseph Rentz has been going on social media pretending to get extreme plastic surgery using silicone prosthetics and makeup for the past few months

- Started the project after he got actual botox for himself and got backlash for looking botched. Fueling the negative comments, he decided to take it further with the transformation/ARTPOP.

- Was inspired by and talked about the project with infamous 'catwoman' Jocelyn Wildenstein

- He had negative comments from the internet (lost 60k followers, then gained 30k after the reveal) and irl ex-boyfriends telling him they were ashamed to have dated him (during the transformation)

- Learned from the reaction/perception, influencing how he sees self worth and beauty in his own views vs. society's

https://instagram.com/p/BsEnc37h4YU


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In b4 comments how he actually still is kinda messedT

ONTD how would you creatively troll the internet to make a statement?




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The Kardashian-Jenner Sisters Are Also Shutting Down Their Apps in 2019


- The Kardashians have something in common with Taylor Swift. Last month, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, and Kendall Jenner announced they are no longer updating content for their apps.

- Each app had different content and cost $2.99 per month for fans to get exclusive content, such as videos, photos, blog posts, and more.

- Kim's app was about beauty and skincare, Kylie's app focused on makeup tutorials, Khloe's was about fitness, Kendall's centered around fashion, and Kourtney's was about health.

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Raviv Ullman Serves Fem in Instagram Photoshoot

https://instagram.com/p/Brsqa6JgNxw


Phil of the Future star Raviv Ullman shared in an Instagram post reflecting on the past year of 'deconstructing toxic masculinity' and 'tearing down the patriarchy' seen in the new generation. Photographer Kaitlyn Mikayla shot Ullman sporting lipstick, skirts, and dresses in suggestive (?) poses. I can't find much updates on him but he's still decently active on Twitter and has been doing lowkey Off Broadway projects in the last few years, and supporting political causes like the Standing Rock Reservation.

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He's still fine

ONTD does the future look more inclusive?



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The Notebook is getting the Broadway musical treatment




- Ingrid Michaelson will compose it, collaborating with This Is Us writer-producer Bekah Brunstetter

- Ingrid announced it on The Today Show this morning

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2019 ONTD Film Critic Society Awards - Nominations Post


*The above image was taken from Morgan90's previous awards posts, I don't know how to use photoshop or whatever, so credit to them*


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Previous Years Winners: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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Saoirse Ronan for Harper's Bazaar UK - February

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Lindsay Lohan Reveals Where She Thinks Her Movie Characters Are Today



Lindsay Lohan sat down with Entertainment Weekly to envision where she thinks some of her iconic film characters would be today.

She references characters from The Parent Trap, Life Size, Freaky Friday, Herbie, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls, Just My Luck, Georgia Rule, and I Know Who Killed Me.

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Questlove tweets and deletes explanation for declining to be interviewed in the new R. Kelly doc


After a quote from filmmaker dream hampton about Questlove's response to being asked to give an interview for the R. Kelly doc began to circulate on Twitter, Questlove quickly responded. He said that he was asked to be in the "genius", "good times" part of the documentary and he didn't want to go on camera and talk about how brilliant R. Kelly was:
I always thought Kels was trash. My reason for declining the RKelly docu that I support 10000000 percent is I didn’t wanna be in the “good times” portion of the doc, like stanning for his “genius”. I was asked to talk about his genius. I do not nor have I EVER stanned for him.

Just wanna make that abundantly clear in a non “he doth protest too much” way. That quote makes it look like I’m protecting him. I’m thinking “damn I don’t wanna be the one guy I always am in documentaries fawning over someone I detest. So make ZERO mistake on my positioning.


dream hampton responded and said that's not what she was asking at all.
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Questlove deleted his tweets after dream hampton responded and retweeted one of her tweets linking to the trailer for the documentary. She also deleted her tweets to him.

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Bill Hader Cries After Revealing Why He Only Saw His Kids a 'Total of Five Days All Summer'



-Says that 'I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer.'
-Cried during the interview when talking about the toll working on the industry has on your family
-'It was terrible. So I'm going, 'Next summer I'm taking off. And I'm going to spend every day with them,' remarked the star as his emotions welled up.
-"It's this weird thing where when you're in this industry, you don't have time to be with them, and it's really, really difficult,' he explained."
-Also I'm shocked that a lot of entertainment sites picked this story up, its a bit random.

Source- https://twitter.com/people/status/1080897145950085120

Has work gotten in the way of your personal life (friends or family) ONTD?
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Netflix warns people not to do the ‘Bird Box challenge’



The hit Netflix film Bird Box has naturally spawned a viral social media challenge called #TheBirdBoxChallenge in which people blindfold themselves doing everyday tasks. In the film, Sandra Bullock’s character is forced to navigate the world blindfolded in order to protect herself from seeing a deadly force. While no one has died taking part in the challenge, there have been some injuries documented on video on social media.

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ONTD, do you agree with Netflix warning people or do you believe in natural selection?

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