January 5th, 2019

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Leonardo DiCaprio Gives Grand Jury Testimony in Malaysian Corruption Probe

DiCaprio has given secret testimony to a grand jury over his role in a multibillion-dollar Malaysian corruption scandal that ensnared the actor, his film The Wolf of Wall Street and its production company, according to a report Friday in The Washington Post.

The DoJ is said to have investigated alleged ties between the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and a Malaysian embezzlement scheme where more than $3 billion was withdrawn from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

DiCaprio is not targeted in the investigation, however the Post report indicates the star is considered a witness to an alleged conspiracy that used proceeds from the 1MDB fund to finance his film The Wolf of Wall Street.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter tweet The Hollywood Reporter

Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash after Kevin Hart Interview

Backlash has been mounting against Ellen DeGeneres after her interview on Friday with Kevin Hart absolving him of his anti-gay history.

In a gripping segment on his CNN news show Friday night, anchor Don Lemon opened up as a member of both the Black and LGBTQ communities and called for a deeper response from comedian Kevin Hart in renewed controversy over his defunct Oscar hosting gig.

Many other publications in the entertainment and LGBTQ communities were disappointed in Ellen's tone deaf dismissal of Kevin's internet "haters."

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The Schitt’s Creek Cast answer your Twitter questions

Schitt’s Creek actors, Dan Levy (David!), Noah Reid (Patrick), Emily Hampshire (Stevie) & Dustin Milligan (Ted) answer your Tweets in this 2-part segment. Season 5 begins in 3/4 days (CAN/USA).

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ONTD, are you all caught up for Season 5 next week?

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Iggy Azalea explains why she kept rapping after dancer started having an epileptic seizure on stage

A follow up to this post.

Former Australian rap star Iggy Azalea stops by Rap 77 and discusses her performance from last week in Brazil when her dancer passed out during “Black Widow” and started having a epileptic seizure on stage. Azalea was heavily criticized for continuing to perform and rap after calling for a medic to the stage.

“I assumed she’d fallen over, and my other dancer was leaning over her so I couldn’t tell that she was passed out.”

Azalea adds that she thought her dancer had rolled her ankle and that to some it may seem “mean” to continue performing but that “that’s the standard procedure for a performance.” She says dancers fall all the time but performers keep going. In that moment, she had no idea that her dancer was having a seizure. It wasn’t until they got off stage and her dancer was being loaded into the ambulance that Iggy then saw that she was shaking.

Her dancer thankfully is doing well but remembers nothing from that night.

Sources: 1 | 2

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik allegedly call it quits (again)

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have allegedly called it quits (again).

A source says that Gigi “tried hard to make it work,” but that Zayn has “a lot of his own issues that she couldn’t help him get through. She cut herself off from all her friends every time they were together. She focused all her time and energy on him, but it just got to be too much.”

Break-up rumours started swirling when it seemed Zayn didn't spend Christmas with Gigi and her family. Gigi also celebrated NYE at Taylor Swift's apartment without Zayn there. They have also been noticeably absent from each other's social media. The last post of them together is from October on Gigi's Instagram.

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10 Upcoming Books by Women to Read!

I went through the 200 Most Popular January 2019 books and selected ten by women from a variety of genres to be published this month. Featured here are romance, fantasy, mystery, historical fiction and literary fiction. I excluded any books that were continuations of series. So get your library holds ready (or recommend your local library to get the books)!

The Au Pair
by Emma Rous

Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle.

Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. While going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is beautifully dressed, smiling serenely, and holding just one baby.

Who is the child and what really happened that day?

One person knows the truth, if only Seraphine can find her.

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ONTD Original: Hollywood Men dating girls much younger than them

I figured this is long over due. I only included 5 relationships and I'm sure there are more. So leave them down in the comments.

1. Joel Madden and Hilary Duff

   -They began dating in the summer of 2004 when Duff was 16 years old and Madden was 25 years old. They broke up in November of 2006. The media treated them like couple goals even though there was a 9 year age gap between the 25 year old Madden and the underage Duff.


2. Lindsay Lohan and Wilmer Valderrama

-They also began dating in 2004 when Lohan was 17 and Valderrama was 24.


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OP Note: I don't really post a lot. So I'm sorry for any formatting issues. I also wanted to add Leonardo Dicaprio but I feel like he needs his own post since every single one of his girlfriends has been much much younger than him. Also I know there are/were couples with much wider age gaps but I wanted to focus more on the ones where the man is in his late 20s/early 30s and dating a teenager and why when they were dating there wasn't a bigger deal about it?


David Beckham's broke sister Lynne flogging her stuff online

Lynne, who is Becks' big sister, has been reduced to off-loading her belongings for as little as £2.
She's selling off clothes, second-hand paving slabs and an old oven via Facebook.

David, 43, who has an estimated fortune of £339 million, hosted a blowout bash for the rest of the family.
He rang in 2019 with his younger sister Joanne and mum Sandra, but Lynne was not there.
David and Lynne are reported to have fallen out in 1999 when she married.

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Jeremy Renner Update: Music Edition

Jeremy Renner was in Las Vegas last week at the official Lady Gaga's 'Enigma' Residency after party. He was spotted talking to Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters & they were overheard talking about possibly collaborating on some music. Renner has been working on an album since 2015 but no release date has been announced.


ONTD, what artistic project are/have you looked forward the most to?
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Vogue Meets The Women Up-Ending The Status Quo

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Kris Jenner announces Kendall will share a 'raw, personal story' to help people

In a new plea for attention, Kris Jenner has announced that Kendall will share something with the world on this Sunday's Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

-Kendall says it's something that happened at age 14, but she didn't have the 100 million Instagram followers that she does now to make a true impakt
-Kris kalled her "brave and vulnerable" and says this will "foster a positive dialogue"
-She also warns you to "be prepared to be moved"

Here is the video she posted about it:


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ONTD, what kould it be?

Young Justice creators talk bringing the show back from the dead

-When it came to YJs possible comeback showrunners Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti, and lead character designer Phil Bourassa all had different thoughts on the matter.

-Vietti was very pessimistic that the show would return after 6 years being off air while Bourassa had full faith that they'd return to the show one day. Weisman was down the middle, he left DC/WB and was able to focus on other projects but was aware of how big the fandom was and wouldnt be surprised if they got to return to it one day.

-Weisman found out 10 days before it was publicly announced that WB would bring the show back which lead to the long wait between announcing the shows comeback and it finally airing.

-Now that they are not on Cartoon Network it gave them a greater sense of freedom as they were no longer beholden to broadcast standards or network standards but they wanted to make sure that the freedom didnt make them jump the shark.

-One of the best things about being on a streaming service is that they are allowed to have varying degrees of episode run times. While they wont be an hour or 2 hrs they are able to vary between 22mins-25mins if need be.

-Season 3 will primarily focus on The Outsiders which include Nightwing, Superboy, Tigress, Black Lightning, Geoforce, and Halo. The Outsiders are inspired by Mike Barr and artist Jim Aparo comic run on Batman and the Outsiders.

-Apokolips and the Fourth World will be featured in S3.

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Iggy Azalea recently sported a controversial shirt

Iggy Azalea recently sported a controversial shirt from English heavy metal band Cradle Of Filth that features a nun performing a sex act on the front and print that reads “Jesus is a c*nt” on the back.

She later tweeted her only regret was not posting the photo on Christmas.

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National Society of Film Critics reveal best of 2018, Dorian Awards nominations out

Here's the last awards roundup before the Golden Globes tomorrow (I think), and here National Society of Film Critics revealed their best of 2018, with Chloe Zhao's 'The Rider' winning the top prize. Full list below (including runners-up).

-- Best Picture: “The Rider”, Runners-Up: “Roma,” “Burning”
-- Best Actress: Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), Runners-Up: Regina Hall (“Support the Girls”), Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
-- Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Runners-Up: Elizabeth Debicki (“Widows”), Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)
-- Best Actor: Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”), Runners-Up: Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Ben Foster (“Leave No Trace”), John C. Reilly (“The Sisters Brothers” and “Stan & Ollie”)
-- Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun (“Burning”), Runners-Up: Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), Brian Tyree Henry (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Widows,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”)

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Nominations were announced for the 2019 Dorian Awards, as chosen by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, with 'The Favourite' getting the most nods at eight. The winners will be announced later this week; TV nominations are at the source so this isn't a never-ending scroll.

Film of the Year

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Sources: https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1081653717689081858
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New Character Posters for Disney's Live Action 'Dumbo'

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-Disney's live action Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton, and stars Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton, as well as a couple of cute plucky kids and a heartbreak-inducing CGI flying baby elephant.
-It is due for release March 29th, 2019.

Source: Disney Twitter, 2, 3

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Who went home on episode 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4?

- The challenge was Jersey Justice (Jersey Shore + daytime courtroom show hosted by Michelle Visage)
- Guest judges were Erica Ash and Zoe Kravitz
- Top 2 were [Spoiler (click to open)]Manila Luzon and Monique Heart
- Bottom 2 were [Spoiler (click to open)]Latrice Royale and Monét X Change
- Eliminated queen is [Spoiler (click to open)]Latrice Royale


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#ChanceTheRapperIsOverParty: Chance admits he didn't believe the victims because they were black

In what is clearly an attempt at damage control Chance the rapper sat down with Jamilah Lemieux discuss R. Kelly & his involvement with him

* First collaborated with him during his Lollapalooza set in 2014 that was hosted in Chicago.
* Went on to cameo for one of Kelly's videos before making a song with him, something he says now that he regrets.
* Does not know why (or have a good excuse) he never saw the truth of who Kelly was, citing perhaps him being from Chicago or both of them being black men as potential reasons.
* quote: 'Maybe I didn’t care because I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women. Usually, niggas that get in trouble for shit like this on their magnitude of celebrity, it’s light-skinned women or white women. That’s when it’s a big story. I’ve never really seen any pictures of R. Kelly’s accusers.'



Alicia Keys called out by upset fans for video playing XXXTentacion song on piano

She posted video of herself and her son playing an XXX song on piano on social media.
The video showed her and her son Egypt tickling the ivories with a rendition of XXX's song “What Are You So Afraid Of.”
She wrote “Such a vibe!! Big love to the talented @xxxtentacion !! Gone too soon.”
A number of Keys' fans were not feeling the gesture considering allegations of assaulting a woman that have been levied against the rapper.
The backlash was such that Keys deleted the post after a few hours.