January 4th, 2019

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New trailer for Netflix's South Korean zombie series "Kingdom"

In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumor of the king’s death spreads, as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.

Starring Bae Doona (Sense8), Ju Ji-Hoon, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Kim Sangho, Heo Joon-Ho, and Jeon Seok-Ho, from director Kim Seong-hun and television writer Kim Eun-hee.


‘Tell Me A Story’ Creator Reveals About Season 2’s Fairy Tales, Cast

The Season 1 finale of the thriller series “Tell Me a Story” dropped on CBS All Access on Thursday. The creator Kevin Williamson answered IBT’s questions about whether the show will be an anthology with new fairy tales and new cast each season or not.

“Yes, at the end, all these three storylines have a beginning, middle and end,” he said. “And that’s the other beauty of writing for [this]…you actually get an ending, and then we set up the next set of fairy tales in the last episode.”

During the 10-episode first season, the New York City-set series gave a modern-day, thrilling retelling of the “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Three Little Pigs” and “Hansel and Gretel” fairy tales.

The first season of “Tell Me a Story,” starred James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Sam Jaeger, Davi Santos, Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall. It remains unclear if any of these stars will return to the show for Season 2 in new roles, a la the “American Horror Story” anthology series.

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Nat Geo Pulls Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘StarTalk’ Amid Misconduct Allegations

National Geographic Channel has pulled its long-running Neil deGrasse Tyson chat show off the air, for now, following allegations of sexual misconduct against the famed astrophysicist.

“In order to allow the investigation to occur unimpeded we chose to hold new episodes of ‘Star Talk’ until it is complete,” a Nat Geo rep told Variety. “We expect that to happen in the next few weeks at which time we’ll make a final decision.”

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Ellen DeGeneres continues being the go to place for losers who want good press

- Homophobe and admitted abuser, Kevin Hart will be on Ellen tomorrow.
- Ellen posted parts of the interview on her Twitter. It's a mess.
- Kevin clearly hired a new PR team, cause this is someone who has a script, though it's not a good one.
- Kevin pretends he has apologized a million times (he didn't). He said he was slandered (he wasn't, he was given an opportunity to apologize, he didn't). Claims society wants a perfect person and you won't find one and so people need to stop looking for one.
- Kevin says he was targeted and people want to destroy him.
- Kevin Hart continues to not apologize.
- Ellen begs him to take the job back!?!?! She called the Academy and said he isn't homophobic because they're friends, and they want him back now!??!
- Neither fully address the LGBT community. Ellen says he shouldn't let "those people" win. And that people are "haters" and "trolls"
- I really need some journalist to dig into why Ellen is the go to place for douches.
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Pokemon is releasing a follow-up to it's first movie, 21 years later.

- A trailer has been released for the 22nd Pokemon movie (not including Detective Pikachu).
- 'Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution' is a sequel to the first Pokemon movie 'Mewtwo Strikes Back', this is 21 years after the first film premiered in 1998.
- A special direct-to-VHS episode was also released in 2001 following the events of the first movie, and the 2013 movie also featured the return of Mewtwo to fight the Gensect... but apparently they decided to ignore that because fuck continuity.


TV ratings: 'The Masked Singer' premiere scores big for Fox

FOX new musical reality show "The Masked Singer", based on the South Korean format "King of Mask Singer", premiered to big ratings last night. The show was watched by 9.4 million people, and got a 3.0 A18-49 ratings. That was highest rated unscripted series launch on TV in SEVEN YEARS, since The X Factor premiere on FOX in 2011. It also bested the American Idol revival premiere on ABC last spring.

In the premieres, 6 masked celebrity sang in head-to-head battles. The winners from each round (deduced by judges and audience votes) were deemed safe, and from the remaining 3, the one with the lowest votes as eliminated and unmasked. The first celebrity unmasked was [Spoiler (click to open)]the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown who was dressed as the Hippo.


what did you think of the premiere, ONTD?

MORE Golden Globe Presenters are Announced!

Cooper and Gaga will be looking at those 100 people in the room (how many will believe in her?), Egerton will be looking at all the women he probably can't trust, and Carrell will be there too.

Also announced: Antonio Banderas, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Olivia Colman, Richard Gere, Danai Gurira, Nicole Kidman, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph, Megan Mullally, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Gina Rodriguez, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

The Golden Globes are (still) this Sunday, at 5 Pacific, 8 Eastern.

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Someone bought a billboard in Hollywood for Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ character Ally

Days ahead of the Golden Globes this weekend, a billboard advertising A Star Is Born's Ally Maine went up in West Hollywood next to the Chateau Marmont.

In the film, the billboard is shown in a scene where Ally and Bradley Cooper’s Jackson look out and see the billboard on the Sunset Strip.

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Britney Spears Putting 'Domination' Residency On Hold, Father Hospitalized & Almost Died


Britney Spears has taken to her Instagram to anounce that her upcoming residency Domination, at the Park Theatre, is being put on an indefinite hold. Britney's father was hospitalized and nearly died, so Britney is putting the launch on indefinite hiatus in order to focus on her father's recovery.

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'Escape Room' kicks off 2019's first weekend box office with $2.3M on Thursday

The first big film opening this year is the the thriller 'Escape Room' (at 51% RT and overall meh of a movie), which already earned $2.3 million on Thursday. It's expected to bring in around $10M, which is fine for a movie that reportedly cost $9M to make.

Regardless of that, 'Aquaman's still expected to top this weekend's box office, anticipated to make around $25M-$30M this Golden Globes weekend, and will add to its massive $846M international total already. 'Mary Poppins Returns' should come in second with $15M, rounded out by 'Bumblebee' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' in the top five.

Essentially, don't expect big new movies in the coming weeks and just go watch the Oscar-bait flicks as they continue to expand in more theaters worldwide.

Source: https://twitter.com/Variety_DMcNary/status/1081219318673625089

Kim and Kanye splurge on $14M Miami Beach condo

Kim and Kanye decided to splurge on a $14M pad in Miami Beach, and were spotted kissing on the balcony as they celebrated their purchase.

- Their new condo is located in an 18-story building called the "Billionaire Beach Bunker" with its own private spa, pool, and gym.
- Has 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, 4,700 square feet and a massive terrace.
- The couple also own a $20M mansion in California, and are looking to purchase another in Chicago.

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Satellite Awards, Houston, Iowa & Columbus Film Critics choose their best of 2018

Lots more awards being given out the last couple of days, starting off with the 23rd Satellite Awards, as chosen by the International Press Academy. Big winners there included 'A Star is Born,' Roma', and 'Beale Street'.

Motion Picture, Drama (Major): “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Motion Picture, Independent: “BlacKkKlansman”
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Major, Independent, or International): “A Star Is Born”
Motion Picture, International: “Roma” (Mexico)
Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media: “Isle Of Dogs”
Motion Picture, Documentary: “Minding The Gap”

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Up next are the winners chosen by the Columbus Film Critics Association, which gave the top prize to 'If Beale Street Could Talk', as well as awards to 'Roma', 'BlacKkKlansman', and more.

Best Film
1. If Beale Street Could Talk
2. BlacKkKlansman
3. The Favourite
4. Eighth Grade
6. Black Panther
7. Widows
8. A Quiet Place
9. First Man
10. Hereditary
11. A Star Is Born

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The Iowa Film Critics Association chose 'The Favourite' as their best of, with other wins to 'Roma', 'A Star is Born', and more.

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The Houston Film Critics Society also gave love to 'The Favourite' as best picture, as well as 'Roma', 'Vice', and more.

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Sources: https://twitter.com/AwardsCircuit/status/1081245949224148992
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Riverdale's Lili Reinhart Uploads Random Strangers Canoodling and Responds to Twitter Trolls

While on winter vacation from filming Riverdle, Lili Reinhart posted a picture of a couple about to get "frisky" on her IG stories. According to her caption, they were strangers to her. It struck some as hypocritical given how vocal she's been in the past about her own privacy.

Lili has spoken in the past about twitter trolls being akin to "evil 15 year olds" and in what might have been in response to people @ing her for the above behavior, she posted a set of Instagram stories to show how unbothered she is and how she's enjoying her vacation. Note that these stories also could have been apropos of nothing. OP's senses were getting numb trying to wade through this.

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Which might have somehow a cue for witless trolls to declare her "worse than Hitler", and for others to bodyshame her because they somehow think it's open season on her.

In the end, she posted a poem in her Instagram stories that can also be found on her tumblr

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And she broke her self imposed twitter break by posting this response.

Has someone ever breached your privacy?

Future Takes Break from Baby Making to Promote New Album

A man who is overdue for his Maury appearance is also a rapper. Future announced that he will bless us with his new album on January 18. He also promoted a new single "Crushed Up". (I did not click and neither should you.) No word if his cancelled tour with Rap Sheet Loving Nicki Minaj will start up again. To accompany the album, Apple Music will release a doc that will focus on Future's artistic process to give him the chance to prove to us that he does something other than make children and abandon them.

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John Legend was the only musician who agreed to participate in Lifetime's R Kelly documentary

John Legend was the only other musical artist to participate in Lifetime’s new R. Kelly docu-series.
He’s earned much appreciation for doing so. However, as Legend explains, it wasn’t a difficult decision.

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Author Who Allegedly Stalked Goodreads Commenter To Publish New Book


In 2014, author Kathleen Hale wrote an essay for The Guardian about her fixation on a blogger who gave her YA novel a bad review on Goodreads. Hale repeatedly checked the blogger's social media accounts, paid for an internet background check, called them at home, drove to their address, and left a book at their doorstep.

Some people praised the essay for its honest, raw depiction of an author's obsession. Others called it outright stalking.

Now, Kathleen Hale will publish a collection of essays called Kathleen Hale Is A Crazy Stalker. Yes, that is the actual title. It is part of a two-book deal.


Will you read it? Thoughts on her original essay?

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Promotional Stills and Synopsis for Riverdale 3x09, "No Exit"

A TOWN WITH NO PEP – With Riverdale in disarray following Hiram’s takeover where he took a page from the Mr. Burns book of villainy by having the town quarantined so as to keep the outside world from interfering in his affairs, Veronica heads the rebellion against him after he takes aim at her dry speakeasy.

Meanwhile, as Betty reluctantly houses the group of patients who escaped the Sisters of Quiet Mercy (after making herself their Gryphon Queen), Jughead confronts a group of desperate Serpents, who have resorted to drastic measures to make ends meet (note that they were already living in a tent city by the river for the past few months).

Finally, Archie is forced to face his demons.

All series regulars will appear!

Directed by Jeff Hunt and written by Arabella Anderson. Coming back 1/16/2019.


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Producers Guild of America announces nominees for 2018 best film, TV, doc, animation, more

The Producers Guild of America nominations are out for 2018, and let this tell you that those nominated are almost certainly among the BP nominees at the Oscars (and almost never does a non-nominated movie win the Oscars BP). There are glaring surprises and omissions in the best picture category. Full lists below.

Black Panther - Producer: Kevin Feige
BlacKkKlansman - Producers: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee
Bohemian Rhapsody - Producer: Graham King
Crazy Rich Asians - Producers: Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson, John Penotti
The Favourite - Producers: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
Green Book - Producers: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
A Quiet Place - Producers: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
Roma - Producers: Gabriela Rodríguez, Alfonso Cuaron
A Star Is Born - Producers: Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, Lynette Howell Taylor
Vice - Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Kevin Messick, Adam McKay

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More TV categories at the Source: https://twitter.com/IndieWire/status/1081264110757691393

Bethenny Frankel called out by pilot for her life-threatening allergy, calls for policy change

Bethenny Frankel has a severe fish allergy. After surviving a near-fatal allergic reaction on December 18, this week she was on board a flight that served bass — despite her calling ahead to inform them of her allergy. It seems that the staff insisted they must serve the meal, and the pilot announced to the cabin that if they could not due to her allergy, the plane would have to turn around. The cabin voted not to serve the meal and continue with the flight.

Bethenny tweeted about the incident and asked airlines to stop serving airborne allergens, as well as retweeting stories of people who have died as a result of them (such as fish being cooked in the same house).

In response to suggestions she fly private, Bethenny said she is "fortunate enough to do that sometimes," but that it's "a massive waste and not environmentally friendly."

[Tweets from Bethenny]

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More on her twitter feed, @Bethenny.

For Black Directors, 2018 Was a Banner Year, Not So Much for Women, Asians

In 2018, more Hollywood studio films were directed by black filmmakers than at any time before.
However the director’s chair still remains overwhelmingly white and male.

The extensive study primarily examines gender, race/ethnicity, and age in front of and behind the camera, both for film and television.

14% of the directors of the top 100 movies last year were black. No mirror among female or Asian directors.
Of the 112 directors behind the 100 top-grossing films of 2018: 108 men, 4 women filmmakers (DuVernay, Cannon, Kohn, Fogel)
Of the 1,200 top grossing films released between 2007 and 2018, 9 were directed by WOC (5 African American women, 3 Asian women, 1 Latina)
WOC are nearly invisible in film production (directors, producers, or in below-the-line crew positions)
Only 1 WOC worked as a composer across the 300 films examined.
4 Asian directors worked across the 100 top films of 2018. 
18% of the “Produced by” credits on the top 300 movies of the last 3 years went to women (1.6% were WOC, 9.8% were MOC)
Across the 7 major entertainment companies, 25% of the board members were female.

The report does not include analyses of industry members of the LGBTQIA community or people with disabilities.

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Reviews are in for Netflix' "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"

The New York Times (Super-Sorter Marie Kondo Now Has a Reality Show) : "... There are no real heroes or villains. Just an awareness of a consumer culture run amok, of lives well-lived in houses with mostly ample storage and the dawning, troublesome realization — particularly when you consider the nesting skills of a pair of engaging young gay couples, one male and one female — that a generation of Americans may have never learned how to properly take care of themselves...."

The New Yorker (Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” Reviewed: The Organizational Consultant as Freelance Exorcist) : "There is perhaps a smidgen of Orientalism in the series’s framing of its Japanese star as a sprite who flutters efficiently across a nonspecific U.S.A., gracing its chaotic households with wisdom. ... "

ELLE ( Tidying Up With Marie Kondo: The Binge-Watch That Will Get You Off the Couch ) : "...By the time I had consumed six of the nine episodes, I had Kondoed my way through a chest of drawers, a random assortment of desk detritus, and...just a lot of stuff. I thought I'd get something out of watching other people eliminating their messes, but it turns out that the joy of tidying up is something that requires—and inspires—a little participation...."

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Christie Tate, mommy blogger, refuses to stop blogging about daughter, even though she asked her to.

Christie Tate (Outlaw Mama) is a mommy blogger who describes herself as "if David Sedaris was a straight, married, mother-of-two with a near-lethal obsession with Costco and a deeply ambivalent relationship to his law degree." She just wrote a parenting article for the Washington Post entitled "My daughter asked me to stop writing about motherhood. Here’s why I can’t do that."

As Tate tells it, her daughter (who's in the fourth grade) got a laptop for Christmas this year. On Boxing Day, her daughter found her blog, which include stories about the family (some specifically about her) and photos. The daughter asked her to take them down; Tate said no, and that "promising not to write about her anymore would mean shutting down a vital part of myself, which isn’t necessarily good for me or her." Also, Tate claims that "amputating parts of my experience feels as abusive to our relationship as writing about her without any consideration for her feelings and privacy."

Her daughter has asked that Tate at least stop using her real name, and use her chosen pseudonym. Tate says she is "taking that under advisement," but that going forward, her daughter can veto any picture Tate wants to use of her.


Michael B. Jordan Landed ‘All My Children’ After Chadwick Boseman Got Fired

In 2003, Jordan joined the cast of the ABC soap opera “All My Children” in the role of Reggie Porter.
Jordan took over the role from Boseman, who played Porter for just one week.
The reason why it happened was finally revealed by Boseman. 
Boseman had some issues with the way Reggie Porter was written using racial stereotypes. 
Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane and her husband, Jackson Montgomery.
Boseman did not agree with how the writers wanted to portray Reggie on the program.
All My Children” was his first acting credit, but he decided to speak up, was fired for being "too much trouble".
They took some of his suggestions.
Boseman’s decision to stand up for the character affected the kind of role being offered to Jordan.


Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? She's on Netflix in new promo.

-Everybody asks "WHERE is Carmen Sandiego?", but nobody asks "WHO is Carmen Sandiego?" The iconic woman in red returns for new international capers and a peek into her past. Featuring Gina Rodriguez as Carmen and Finn Wolfhard as Player, Carmen Sandiego infiltrates Netflix on January 18!

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J. K. Rowling reveals that wizards in the HP universe used to just crap on the floor

In her ongoing quest to ruin her fans' childhoods, Joanne decides now is the time to tell us that wizards just used to pop a squat wherever they pleased and magic away their mess. Who wants to start a go-fund me to take away her social media access?


Scott Disick’s Photo Of Daughter Penelope Labelled Racist


Scott Disick has come under fire for sharing what some are calling a racist photo of his daughter Penelope.
In the photo of Disick and his six-year-old daughter at an Asian restaurant, Penelope pulls a face, holding up her eyelids as she poses for the snap. Disick sits beside her holding a pair of chopsticks.

Some fans, however, found the photo offensive, and accused the little girl of mocking Asian culture, while calling out Disick for sharing the pic and not setting a better example.

However, not everybody saw the image as offensive, with some fans defending Penelope’s gesture as simply a kid making a silly face.

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Russia cancels a screening of BTS concert film over concerns that the members are gay

BTS concert film, BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul, was scheduled to play in the southern republic of Dagestan Russia but ticket sales were cancelled a day before it's screening, following from a online boycott campaign claiming the group promoted "over-the-top immoral behavior", and using anti-gay slurs to describe the members.

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Queen Rania of Jordan Issues Statement Defending Her Expensive Wardrobe


At the end of every year a royal fashion blog (http://ufonomore.com/) calculates the coast of royal wardrobes of the year

the 2018 one: http://ufonomore.com/blog/costs-2018

The tally used to include Queen Rania of Jordan but the Royal Hashemite Court pressured Ufonomore into taking her off.

The Palace also relased a statment on facebook:

The vast majority of Her Majesty’s clothes are either borrowed from fashion houses, offered as gifts, or bought at reduced preferential prices, while blogs rely solely on “market value” for clothes, creating a false impression of reality.
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Viggo Mortensen Dismisses Shirley Family Claim That 'Green Book' Is Filled With Lies

- Don Shirley's family has said that the movie is filled with lies. The main two being that Shirley and Vallelonga were not friends and that Shirley was not estranged from his family.
- Viggo thinks writer Nick Vallelonga (who is the son of Tony Vallelonga, the character Viggo plays) has shown restraint when dealing with criticism from Don Shirley's family.
- Says the family is "unjustified, uncorroborated and basically unfair", also says they're resentful.
- Director and co-writer Peter Farrelly says that none of Shirley's family were listed as his heirs, it was his friends. And that they tried to reach out to the family once they learned about them but the family wasn't here for it.


Young Justice Season 3 officially streaming on DC Universe

-The first 3 episodes of YJ S3 premiered today ending the shows 6 year hiatus.

-The premiere will catch the audience up on where the main YJ crew is since we last left them with each of them going down different routes but majority of the current episodes will revolve around the Outsiders gang and bring in brand new characters to the team.

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Playboi Carti Breaks Up With Iggy Azalea a Week After She Bought Him a Lambo For Xmas

Iggy's new year is off to a shaky start.

Getting into the holiday spirit, Iggy Azalea (28) dropped $250,000 on a brand new Lamborghini as a Christmas gift for her boyfriend of 6 months - Playboi Carti. Playboi Carti, famously known for his hit single Magnolia, is a 22 year old rapper signed to A$AP Mob's AWGE Label.

(For those of you who don't know - A$AP Mob is a NY Hip-Hop collective that gained mainstream recognition following the meteoric success of member A$AP Rocky. A$AP Rocky has been cited as Carti's greatest musical influence and the two have remained very close industry friends. A$AP Rocky and Iggy Azalea dated back in 2011 and soon broke up a year later following cheating accusations however, not soon enough for her to get a tattoo to honor their relationship.)

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Madonna issues statement after Butt Implant Rumours


On Thursday, Madonna took to Instagram to respond to rampant online speculation that she’s had surgery to enhance her butt. She said she's seeking no one's approval, possibly confirming the rumors

A video reemerged of Madonna twerking with Ariana Grande in 2016 and showing off her enhanced derriere



Beyoncé’s Website Violates Americans With Disabilities Act, Lawsuit Claims

A class action suit asserts that Beyonce.com is inaccessible to blind users.
Beyoncé’s company Parkwood Entertainment is facing a class action lawsuit. 
The website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by being “an exclusively visual interface” without any coded alt-text behind the images.
It cites a lack of accessible drop-down menus and the inability to use a keyboard instead of a mouse.


Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek, Glenn Close, Spike Lee, Emily Blunt & more at Palm Springs awards gala

The 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival awards ceremony took place in Calif. yesterday, where a fuckload of celebs won awards for their creative work in 2018, including Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Ryan Coogler, Spike Lee, Melissa McCarthy, Alfonso Cuaron, Timothee Chalamet, Emily Blunt (and the Mary Poppins Returns cast), Rami Malek, the cast of Green Book, and many more. Photo highlights here.

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Madam Secretary Tackles the Family Separation Issue

Me, myself and alone, and three other old ladies were delighter to see Madam Secretary talking the orrible subject of family separation and exposing the hypocrisy of certain opinons about the issue.

The Thea Leoni lead drama is currently having a two episode arc against the family separation policy, which has made certain part of the audience rathern enraged with the so called promotion of liberal propaganda. Lat week's episode saw a mother and child being separated after entering the US and asking for asylum. Madam Secretary and the President were enraged and started doing what they could to change this state lead poicy.

The second part of the arc will air on Sunday.


The McCords remain #goals and Madam Secretary remains a wonderful and inspirational show that all little girls should watch.
Will you watch the second episode? Thoughts so far?
And if you dont watch Madam Secretary yet...