January 14th, 2019

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Coming to America 2 Is Happening



Speaking of a long wait for sequels you didn't know you needed (or even wanted) the 1988 comedy Coming to America sequel is apparently happening & has found it's director in Craig Brewer, who just directed Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name.

Murphy is onboard reprising his role as Prince Akeem. The rest of the cast has not yet been announced, but a source notes that they're trying to bring back former stars like Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, and Shari Headley.

The plot apparently revolves around Prince Akeem finding out about a long-lost son and going to America to find him, as he’s now Zamunda's next heir.

(OP wants to know if they will call it Coming Back to America, or go with the uninspired Coming to America 2?)

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Vision/Scarlett Witch, Loki, Falcon/Bucky and Lady Sif series will have a $100M budget each.




- Disney+ limited series won't have your usual TV standard. To make if feel movie-quality, each show will have a 100M budget.
- The shows will be 6 to 8 episode seasons.
- The Mandalorian will also have a similar budget.
- They become one of the most expensive TV shows surpassing Stranger Things (68M per season), Game of Thrones (90M per season) and Marcopolo (90 per season).
- Still not as expensive as Sense8 (108M per season), The Get Down (120M per season) and The Crown (130M per season).

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ONTD, which underrated TV show deserves this budget?
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Hawkeye, War Machine, Okoye, Rocket/Groot, Nebula and more getting their own Disney+ series too.





- New info has leaked about the upcoming Disney+ limited series.
- Each show will have between 6 and 8 episodes.
- Hawkeye (with Kate Bishop), War Machine, Rocket and Groot, Okoye, Nebula and Agent 13 are getting thir own series too.
- Shows to also be considered: Ravagers prequel. Young Hank Pym prequel, Moon Knight, Sentry and X-men properties like X-Factor.
[*spoiler* Plot details for Hawkeye, Loki, Lady Sif, Falcon and Winter Soldier, Vision and Scarlet Witch and War Machine]- 'LOKI': Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk and Black Mirror) has been cast as Young Loki. The show will heavily feature flashbacks to Loki's childhood. We´re also getting younger Thor cameo. Karnilla and Ulik as villains.
- 'LADY SIF': The show will be set before Ragnarok. Loki vanished her from Asgard. Beta Ray Bill will be a companion. Enchantress is the main villain.
- 'FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER': Set during Phase 4. Both recruited by SHIELD to stop a group called 'The Ultimatum'. Ross, Agent 13 and Nick Fury to guest star.
- 'VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH': Set during Phase 4. Vision's new form is emotionless and Scarlett Witch tries to get him a soul resulting in him being possessed by an evil spirit.
- 'HAWKEYE': Clint and Kate Bishop join forces against a group called The Hood.
- 'WAR MACHINE': Rhodes is stopping the theft of Stark tech by a group that provides tech for criminals to have cyborg upgrades put in.


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ONTD, are you excited? Which character should get their own Limited series.
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Celebs React to LA Teachers Going on Strike



- Los Angeles teachers are striking today after over a year of working without a contract, and they've got a lot of support from celebs.
- They're asking for smaller classes, full-time librarians and nurses, and a pay increase, among other things.
- LAUSD is the second largest school district in the nation, and has over 30,000 teachers, which is more than some states.

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Have you ever been impacted by a strike?
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The Killers return with anti-Trump anthem “Land Of The Free”



A powerful music video filmed at the US-Mexican border by Spike Lee.

The Killers return with a stand alone anti-Trump anthem, “Land Of The Free.” The single is their first official release since 2017’s, Wonderful, Wonderful.

Lead singer Brandon Flowers explains in a video on Instagram, “I think it’s a very important time right now and enough was enough was basically where it comes from. It started in my mind, around when [the] Sandy Hook [shooting] happened and as a father how that affected me and then it just started stacking up. It was things like Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, things like what’s happening at [the Mexico border] wall. This stuff didn’t seem to be in harmony with the values that I believe my country was founded on.”

He adds, “I would start the song and then I would put it away and say ‘I’m not the guy to do this. I feel inadequate, someone is gonna write this song’ and then it just piled up with Las Vegas, Orlando, Parkland [shootings]. It just kept coming and I just thought , ‘I have to get this out.’”

The song was produced by Jacknife Lee in their very own Battle Born Studios in Nevada. The music video was directed by Spike Lee.

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NFL officially announces Maroon 5 as Super Bowl LIII halftime show headliners


Travis Scott and Big Boi of OutKast will perform with Maroon 5 as special guests.


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ONTD, did you know that Maroon 5 currently has 6 (SIX!) other band members besides the Sexiest Lead 'The Voice' Coach Alive?
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Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie competing for Cleopatra role



Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie are reportedly competing for the coveted role of Cleopatra in an upcoming reboot.

Jolie has been in talks "for months" for the role, but now has competition with Lady Gaga also expressing interest in the role.

Sony's new Cleopatra is being described by producers as a "dirty, bloody political thriller told from a feminist perspective".

Producers have allegedly asked that Gaga and Jolie both "audition" for the role, a rare request for A-list stars.

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Kanye West defends R. Kelly and Michael Jackson, Kim K does damage control



Kanye West has another controversial opinion. During a Sunday service event, West took a moment to give his unwanted thoughts on the R. Kelly situation, as well as the upcoming documentary on Michael Jackson's sex abuse.

In one of the clips recorded from the event, West can be heard saying, "They just gonna pull up full documentaries on him. Then they gonna come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary. ... We can all enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn't going to go there today. If we're gonna tear down artists, let's go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve. Let's take down all the art."

Kim immediately went on Twitter today to do damage control for her husband, stating he's allowed to have an opinion:





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'Drunk History' Clip; Season Six Premieres January 15th


  • Drunk History returns to Comedy Central tomorrow night for its sixth season premiere. The first episode is filmed Are You Afraid of the Dark? style, with the storytellers sitting around a fire to recount their tales.

  • The clip has comedian Rich Fulcher talking about how Mary Shelley's Frankenstein came to be, with host Derek Waters and actress/comedienne Kirby Howell-Baptiste looking on and laughing as her narrates. Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen, Jack McBrayer and Will Ferrell all pop up as reenactors in this episode.



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Who is your favorite Drunk History celeb cameo?
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Little Woods trailer



The film stars Tessa Thompson as a woman forced to return to trafficking medicine across the U.S./Canada border after her pregnant sister (Lily James) and her nephew show up on her doorstep just as her home is about to be forclosed on.

Written and directed by Nia DaCosta and opening April 19.

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This looks so good. Giving me Frozen River vibes.
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Naomi Osaka gets an anime Make over for Nissin cup of Noodles CM ( Ah, the typical Japanese look)




Yes..that light skinned anime girl with brown hair is actually Naomi Osaka, drawn by the famous Mangaka (anime artist) Konomi Takeshi who brought you all Prince of Tennis which is like DBZ but with..tennis rackets.








Mr. Konomi lends his talents to portray Naomi Osaka alongside Japanese Tennis Player Kei Nishikori train diligently for the Australian Open with some Prince of Tennis character cameos.



Now..lets time I checked...Noami Osaka was half black and it showed, but this has been an issue regarding the media always erasing Ms. Osaka's blackness.


So far there has been no comments from "Japanese netizens" about Naomi Osaki literally being 10 shades lighter, with lots of comments on twitter supporting Naomi and this commercial.

However, Brooklyn born expat Baye Mcneil who lives in Japan and advocates for the treatment of Black people over there, had some words to say about this commercial.



and ofcourse, we do have some users saying if Naomi has no problem with the CM its fine as well as Naomi isn't even "that dark".








I guess its safe to assume Mr. Konomi used the racial caricature comic from the match of Serena and Naomi for a color scale Collapse ).


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Anime needs to collect itself cause I am tired of this crap...
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Miley Cyrus celebrates husband Liam Hemsworth's birthday with a love letter

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Miley Cyrus wished her husband Liam Hemsworth a happy birthday with a romantic love letter on social media last night, sharing everything she loves about her beau. "When we met you were 19, today you are 29..." the letter begins, and goes into "I love how you let me be me. I love you. Unconditionally. In our time together you have displayed what it really means to love through all circumstances."

She also shared a cute throwback of when they first met on set of 'The Last Song' in 2009:



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Maybe love is real after all

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James McAvoy to Host SNL on January 26th


  • Glass star James McAvoy is set to host SNL on Janury 26th. It will be his first time hosting, with musical guest Meek Mill.

  • This weekend, Rachel Brosnahan will host, with Greta van Fleet as the musical guest.

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Anna Faris congratulates Chris Pratt on his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger



Anna Faris congratulated her ex-husband Chris Pratt, 39, and fiancée Katherine Schwarzenegger, 29, on their engagement. Faris writes, “I’m so happy for you both!! Congratulations!”

Katherine posted the same photo on Instagram writing, “My sweet love. Wouldn’t want to live this life with anyone but you.”

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Project Blue Book 1x02 Promo "The Flatwoods Monster"



Project Blue Book 1x02 "The Flatwoods Monster" Season 1 Episode 2 Promo - Dr. Hynek and Captain Quinn investigate a West Virginia case of a woman and her two children who witnessed a flying saucer crash near their farm and an alien being emerge from the fiery wreck; based on the Flatwoods Monster case.

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‘Project Blue Book’ is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969.

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I enjoyed it. It feels X-Files lite so hopefully it gets weird.
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5 of WSJ Magazine's 10 Rising Stars in Young Hollywood Portfolio Photographed by Cole Sprouse

1. Laura Harrier, 28 (Spider-Man Homecoming / Blackkklansman): “It’s so easy to compare and want to change yourself. To look at other people and feel like, ‘If only I had more of this or more of that, or if I was prettier or skinnier.’ I spent a long time feeling like that. When I was like, ‘Oh, being comfortable with yourself and knowing who you are as a human being is enough,’ it just made me feel a lot better in life.”

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Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes Trailer



“I’m not an animal and I’m not crazy… I’m just a normal individual.”
- Ted Bundy

Get inside the twisted mind of America's most notorious serial killer in his own words. Conversations with A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes only on Netflix January 24th, 2019.

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This is directed by Joe Berlinger, who also directed Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which premieres at Sundance this month.
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Ariana grande confirms her good taste in video games by being a Pokémon fan



Earlier today Ariana posted on Instagram stories her newly acquired tattoo, featuring the evolution Pokémon, Eevee, from the first generation. It was created by LA based artist, Kane Navasard.



And by playing one of the most recent entries in the series, let’s go Eevee, available on the switch

Are you ready for gen 8/7 rings? Do you have any video game tattoos?

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Norwegian Authorities Investigating TIDAL for Fraudulent Streams




"Every great movement started with a group of people being able to get together and really just make a scam stand. This collaboration feels so ego-less." - Beyonce at Tidal's launch press conference.

The Norwegian economic and environmental crimes unit known as ØOKOKRIM has confirmed that it is investigating multiple allegations that some streaming numbers on the ego-less Tidal had been manipulated.


It was reported last year that the service has been allegedly manipulating its streaming data to grossly inflate the number of times that Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' and Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' albums were played.

EnTIDALd denies the claims saying the allegations are "a smear campaign" made up of "lies and falsehoods," which it will fight vigorously.

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SAG-AFTRA's openly accusing the Academy of intimidating celebs into not presenting at the SAG Awards




Similar to the story last week about the Academy intimidating celebs and potential presenters into not presenting at the Golden Globes, apparently they continue to do it as the SAG Awards near, broadcasting live on Sunday, January 27. This apparently has been going on for years, and I guess is now making waves?

The Academy, according to SAG-AFTRA, is using "extraordinary and unwarranted pressure" on celebs to not present at the SAGs - meaning that if they present at the SAGs they'll be barred from presenting at the Oscars, which is... so dumb. If you think it's not true, SAG-AFTRA released this statement (also at the source; this is just part).

"We have received multiple reports of these activities and have experienced firsthand the Academy’s graceless pressure tactics and attempts to control the awards show talent pipeline. Awards season is a very special time when actors and actresses are being appropriately celebrated and recognized for the outstanding quality of their work. We would expect the Academy to honor these goals.


Source: https://twitter.com/sagaftra/status/1084866247517384704

Uncharted movie finds 5th director in Dan Trachtenberg


Variety is reporting that 10 Cloverfield Lane/Black Mirror/The Boys director Dan Trachtenberg has been tapped to helm Sony's film adaptation of the popular Uncharted video game series.

Tom Holland will play Nathan Drake in his younger days going against the professional rogue Sullivan (and later bff Sully maybe, the source doesn't say).

Dan is the fifth director attached. David O Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Shawn Levy were all previously attached at some point.

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Selena Gomez returns to Instagram after 4-month hiatus

https://instagram.com/p/BsoZalUA8HZ


Instagram's most-followed woman, Selena Gomez, made her return after a 4-month break from the app, to thank her followers for their support and wish them a happy new year:

It’s been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support. Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth. It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all.

The singer recently sought treatment at an undisclosed rehab facility after an emotional breakdown in October, just weeks after announcing her social media hiatus.

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R. Kelly Did Indeed Know Aaliyah's Age



A video has surfaced showing that R. Kelly knew Aaliyah’s age when he began producing the young singer. In the video, Kelly clearly indicates that Aaliyah is 14 years old. Back when promoting her debut album, there was always a debate about how old she actually was and if her relationship with Kelly was more than just professional. The clip is from the documentary Born into the 90s. It's about 1:08 into the clip when you hear her age confirmed.

In 1994, documents were forged by Kelly’s former tour manager, Demetrius Smith, so the two could wed in Illinois. Aaliyah was fifteen. In Illinois, it is forbidden to be married if you are under 16 years of age. If seventeen, the minor must apply with both parents or legal guardian(s) to make a marriage license valid. Kelly’s lawyer claims that his client has never been with an underage person and that his client had no clue how old Aaliyah was. The illegal marriage was annulled after two months with Kelly paying Aaliyah’s parents $100 to not press charges.


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ONTD ORIGINAL: Shows Disney Should Totally Put On Disney+ This Year

It’s 2019, and Disney+ is finally coming to take our money and give it to the Mouse Empire, unless you’re like some people and (allegedly) live a pirate’s life.
While shows such as The Mandalorian, a Monsters Inc. TV show, and various Marvel shows for the side players are in development, what about their older, iconic shows?
Here are some shows The Mouse House would have to have for me to cough up some green. Not counting currently airing shows like Ducktales, Big City Greens, Star vs. The Forces of Evil, or Milo Murphy's Law.

A show that was, for all intents and purposes, far too ahead of it’s time, Fillmore! was a cop-crime drama. Extortion, bum raps, kidnapping, threats, hostage holding, death of the author - Oh yeah, it was also animated and took place in an extremely extensive middle school following a league of safety patrollers. The main characters of Fillmore and Third are no-nonsense law abiding citizens, and quite possibly, the last good cops.
The parody style placed on thick line art and the serious tone on middle school problems gives a hilarious air of absurdity that works spectacularly well. & Orlando Brown could probably use some of those residuals.
Some Episodes: The Shreds Fell Like Snowflakes, A Cold Day at X
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If you’re asking yourself what the hell Right Now Kapow is, you’re not alone. It’s got that ugly The Problem Solverz style but without being as busy and irritating as that show.
It was actually pretty funny, but lasted only a season.

Some Episodes: Honestly, I don't remember. It was an animated sketch show in the vein of SNL for children.
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I really could have added so many more - The Buzz on Maggie, Fish Hooks, Phineas and Ferb, The Replacements, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Teamo Supremo, Wander Over Yonder, The 7D....but I'll leave it to ya'll to bemoan "How could you miss [show that came out in the 90s when I was like 3], OP?!"

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ONTD Original: Famous women looking hot in menswear-inspired fashion (pt 1)

Androgyny is nothing new in Hollywood or life, but it does seem that more women have been wearing menswear-inspired cuts and styles lately. I, for one, am here for it. This post is a simple celebration of smoking hot women in fashion that ranges from tomboy to butch.

Samira Wiley
Samira is an actress you recognize from Orange is the New Black and A Handmaid's Tale. Like many women on the list, she plays in both sides of the gendered clothing spectrum, sometimes wearing cocktail dresses and ball gowns (like at her 2017 wedding!) and other times rocking a suit or slouchy jeans.


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Looking to lean into androgynous fashion? Try HauteButch, Gender Free World, Butch Basix, Eight + Sand, CharlieBoy, Kirrin Finch, Scout's Honor Clothing Co., Peau de Loup (or Ratio Clothing for custom button-ups), Wildfang, Tomboyx. Find shoes at Nik Kacy or Tomboy Toes; swimwear at Outplay; a suit at Bindle & Keep, Kipper Clothiers, Sharpe, or Duchess Clothier; unisex underwear at Focx and Play Out; and bowties at Fox and Brie on Etsy. For strap-on users, RodeoH offers comfortable underwear-inspired harnesses.

What's your style?
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Iggy Azalea weighs in on Religion VS Astrology on Twitter



Iggy Azalea took to social media to discuss how religion “causes more harm than good” and adds that it’s “100% still a sub-plot in some wars.” How this discussion exactly started is unclear as these tweets seem to have been deleted since or OP is a flop and can’t find them.

Somewhere in the discussion an online user then compared religion to astrology writing, “Astrology also isn’t a real thing. The Barnum Effect makes people associate with generic traits that kinda apply to everyone. i.e ‘Group A wants to feel love and accepted.’”

Iggy counters, writing, “One could also argue God isn’t a real thing and serves the same functionality...fight me.”

That same user responds and agrees with her while Iggy also adds, “Yeah but we don’t have wars over our star signs so let us have our fun!”

Another user writes, “Amen. As a gay man, I see religion spark violence against me all the time. So often it’s used as a tool to justify hatred and oppression, while claiming to teach love and compassion.”

She replies, “Exactly! I don’t see anyone committing hate crimes and then saying it’s because they’re a Virgo so let’s leave it at that!”

In the end, when someone asks her if she believes in God, she writes, “I don’t feel one way or the other about it. I’ll let you know when I die...”

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Pete Davidson jokes about Ariana Grande thinking he's well-endowed: "Everything is huge to her"



Pete Davidson poked fun at ex Ariana Grande referencing how "huge" he was on social media, and in her music video 'thank u next'.

During a comedy set on Saturday, Davidson revealed, "I don’t like that she talked all that shit for my penis. Everything is huge to her. Why would she tell everyone that I have a huge penis? So that every girl who sees my dick or the rest of my life is disappointed?"

Grande previously revealed in a deleted tweet that Davidson’s is 10 inches, and also wrote the word “HUUUUUGE” on his Burn Book page in her music video.

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Hulu Surprise Releases Fyre Festival Documentary, Days before Neflix's Rival Doc




Fyre Fraud, a documentary chronicling the lead-up and aftermath of 2017’s disastrous Fyre Festival, is airing now on Hulu.

Hulu dropped the documentary Monday morning, with no advance notice. Netflix’s competing documentary, Fyre, comes out Jan. 18.

The 96-minute Hulu doc features an exclusive, extensive post-festival interview with 25-year-old entrepreneur scammer and Fyre Festival mastermind Billy McFarland, who is serving a six-year prison term after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges.


Not clear if comrade Ja makes an appearance.

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The Bachelor: Our first scandal



It only took two episodes, but we already have a scandal on The Bachelor. Watch as Demi (age 17, maybe) comes back from her time with Colton and... I hope you're sitting down for this... SHE PICKS UP THE GROUP DATE ROSE!!! I'll have to check the rule book, but this might be a suspendable offence.


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Normani Describes Her Experience Dealing With Racism in Fifth Harmony



She doesn’t shy away from the hurdles she faced being a black woman in the girl group. 
She was the only member of Fifth Harmony who was relegated to singing background vocals.

“It was a ­subconscious thing. You think, ‘Why am I the least-followed in the group?’ Even if you don’t recognize that you’re paying close attention to it, it takes a toll on your confidence. You worry — is it me? Is it because I’m black? Or am I just not talented? They tried to be there for me as best as they could. But I don’t think they had the tools that they needed, because it’s not their experience. I can give them credit for trying to be there for me. but at the same time…The girls don’t experience things the way i did."

"There’s a responsibility I have as a black woman — one of the very few to have the power to kill it. Even in the mainstream, there’s not many of us. Especially ­chocolate girls. Like, being African-American is one thing, but girls [with] my complexion. It’s unheard of. It’s me, and SZA. Who else?”

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New Star Trek Series Announced Starring Michelle Yeoh







-CBS All Access has made it official! New project will focus on expanding Georgiou’s current position within Section 31.
-The new series will be written by and co-exec produced by Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt, with Heather Kadin, Alex Kurtzman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth producing.
-Michelle says: "Being a part of this universe and this character specifically has been such a joy for me to play. I can’t wait to see where it all goes – certainly I believe it will go ‘where no WOMAN has ever gone before!’"
-Kurtzman rightly says: "Michelle has shattered ceilings, broken boundaries, and astonished us with her grace and gravitas for decades. As a human, I adore her. As an actor, I revere her."
-No title or date as yet, but Her Most Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Qo'noS, Regina Andor, Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius returns January 17th to CBS All Access/Netflix.

Sources: Disco Twitter, ComicBookNow

Never been so overjoyed to admit I was wrong! Michelle is blessing us all!
It's REALLY HAPPENING, ONTD Discoteers!


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Matthew Rhys to Play Perry Mason in HBO Limited Drama Series



HBO's long time in the planning Perry Mason drama is officially moving forward.

The Americans Matthew Rhys is to star in the limited series, taking over the title role from Robert Downey Jr who will remain with the project as an executive producer.

RDJ had been attached to star in Perry Mason reboot that was originally planned as a feature film.

HBO started development in August 2016.

Based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, HBO's incartion of Perry Mason is a low-rent private investigator living check-to-check & is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and dealing with a broken marriage.

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Did you watch the series with Raymond Burr?

Yes, I liked it
38(66.7%)
Yes, I didn't like it
2(3.5%)
No
17(29.8%)

Did you read any of the novels by Erle Stanley Gardner?

Yes, I liked them
6(10.3%)
Yes, I didn't like them
1(1.7%)
No
51(87.9%)
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missy elliott inducted into the songwriters hall of fame





  • missy elliott has been selected to be inducted into the songwriters hall of fame.

  • missy elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated and inducted into the songwriters hall of fame

  • other notable inductees include dallas austin (producer of r&b classics such as “the boy is mine” and “creep”) and yusuf (f.k.a.: cat stevens)

  • nominees for this year's ceremony included the original living skinny legend messiah carey, john prine, chrissie hynde, reggae legend jimmy cliff, jeff lynne (of elo) and more.

  • the ceremony is scheduled for june 13, 2019

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i don't know how you guys do it. also, many thanks to elderpricely for the assist! i'm so happy for missy, she deserves it; so did messiah, but i guess they reached their quota on black women--saving my bitterness for later--missy party post...? ontd, give ha ha flowas! what are your top five missy elliott songs?
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ONTD Original: Batman Beyond turns 20! Fun facts about series



-On Jan.20th 1999 one of the most unique takes on Batman was released on Kids' WB! For the first time in Batmans history, someone who wasnt Bruce Wayne took over the mantle full time in their own series. This series would be another chapter in the ever growing DCAU.

-Will Friedle who you may know from Boy Meets World was cast as the voice of the main character, Terry McGuinnes, this would be one of Friedles first VA roles.

-Batman Beyond was originally titled 'Batman Tomorrow' but someone bts finally realized that promos saying "batman tomorrow" would confuse kids and thus Batman Beyond was born, though in foreign countries the show would be named 'Batman of the Future'

-While Bruce Wayne is forced to give up the mantle of Batman due to his old age, the WB restricted the show from ever giving Bruce an official age as they didnt want the guy who was Batman to be "senior citizen"

-Timm and co. wanted Beyond to focus more on white collar crime to help differentiate it from BTAS but WB rejected the idea as they wanted to keep the show full of colorful villains.

-During the shows 2nd/3rd season WB wanted the show to introduce more characters and give Batman a sidekick, originally they wanted Terrys younger brother to take up the mantle of a futuristic version of Robin but the creators hated the idea and thus introduced Max Gibson who was Terrys version of Oracle.

-A sequel to Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker was planned with Selina Kyle reappearing and making clones of Bruce Wayne to do her dirty work. The idea and movie were ultimately scrapped.

-The show had it's own "series finale" on Justice League Unlimited where the League goes into the Beyond future and deal with an adult Terry who has formed a new JL. It would ultimately be revealed that Terry was Bruces son, created by Amanda Waller who wanted to keep Batman alive. She would recruit The Phantasm (from the BATS movie: Mask of the Phantasm) to recreate the incident (Bruces parents dying) that drove Bruce to become Batman.

Source: YT, Me, dvds/commentary, wiki
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Aaron Sorkin thinks there should be a The Social Network sequel



- "A lot of very interesting, dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends with settling the lawsuit from the Winklevoss twins and Eduardo Saverin," said Sorkin
- Producer Scott Rudin has been gently pushing him and sending him emails with links
- The 2010 film was was directed by Fincher and won 2 Oscars

Do you want it? Would you watch?
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Kiki Layne, agents and managers 'Actively Plotting' for her to be Storm


With the Disney aquesition of Fox's assets, the mutants will be fully and properly integrated into the MCU at long last. "If Beale Street Could Talk" star Kiki Layne wants the part when it's all done in probably 2020, let alone development, so you might see Storm in a movie in like 2022.

“She was an image of myself, of a powerful chocolate black woman, and I just think that’s an amazing image to have and I really want to play Storm,” Layne said.
"Storm" is currently being played by Alexandra Shipp who is apparently ignoring this news, and you can see her in "X-Men: Dark Phoenix", possibly hitting theaters June 7th.

See Layne next in the film "Native Son" alongside other Barry Jenkins actor-alumni Ashton Sanders, premiering at Sundance on the 24th of Jan.

EDIT: Shipp is doing this and people are just NOT having it.




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Harry and Meghan visit Hamilton Square and confirms she is 6 months pregnant










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* Meghan told the crowd she is 6 months pregnant, due in late April.

* She also revealed the couple don't know whether they're having a boy or a girl, as they want it to be a 'surprise'.
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Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Finds Its Maria, Anita, Bernardo & Chino



Fresh face Rachel Zegler, 17, will make her film debut as Maria opposite Ansel Elgort (Tony).
Broadway veteran Ariana DeBoseas will play Anita, the role made famous on film by Moreno.
Broadway veterans David Alvarez will play Bernardo, Maria’s brother and the leader of the Sharks.
Theater performer Josh Andrés Rivera has been cast as Chino.

Rita Moreno will play Valentina, a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works. 

West Side Story will be produced and directed by Spielberg
From a script by Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.
Filming is slated to start in the summer.

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