January 22nd, 2019

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The 2019 Oscar Nominations and Live Viewing Post




The 91st Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 24 on ABC. Watch the nominations live starting at 8:20AM ET / 5:20AM PT in the video feed above via the Oscars official YouTube channel. I’ll update this post with the full list of nominations once they’re announced.

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Some of the cast of Mighty Ducks Reunite on the Ice



This past Sunday, some of the cast of the Mighty Ducks (Kenan Thompson, Danny Tamberelli, Garette Ratliff Henson, Vincent LaRusso, Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine) joined the Anaheim Ducks to watch their game against Long Island. And then they had some fun afterwards on the ice.

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Serena Williams defeats World #1 Simona Halep to reach Australian Open QFs


- Serena, undoubtedly not the World's No. 1 player from Romania, raced through to win the opening set 6-1 in just 20 minutes, then lost the second set 4-6, but dug deep to wrap up a 6-4 victory over Halep.

- She is through to her 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal, 20 years after her first GS QF appearance when she won the 1999 US Open.

- She has watched Frozen 3,000 times and Beauty and the Beast 4,000 times with her daughter/youngest AO doubles champion Olympia.

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ONTD, Frozen ⛄️ or Emma Watson and the Beast 🥀?
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Bradley Cooper, Peter Farrelly, several actors among this year's biggest Oscar snubs




Yes, the Oscar nominations are out, and depending on what you expected, they were almost nearly on the mark from what pundits had predicted. Mostly. Here we are with the biggest snubs - like proper snubs (AKA those nominated for previous awards but shut out here).

-- The top of this list is Bradley Cooper's director snub for 'A Star is Born'. Yes he has 3 nods this year, for writing, acting, and producing, but he was also expected to get a director's nod since he was previously nominated for the globe, BAFTA and DGA.
-- Similar to Cooper was Peter Farrelly, who had previous nominations as well (including the globe and DGA) but missed out - thankfully - for the directing nod for 'Green Book' (but was nominated for screenplay).
-- Documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' had been nominated for several precursor awards this year, but was surprisingly shut out as well in the doc category.
-- John David Washington for his lead actor role in BlackKklansman, for which he was already nominated at the Globes and SAGs.
-- In a similar vein is Ethan Hawke, who although did not get nods in the televised awards, practically swept the critics rounds for his lead work in 'First Reformed'. Ditto with Toni Collette, who was the top winner throughout the critics circuit for 'Hereditary'.
-- Claire Foy received several nominations for her supporting work in 'First Man' but was shut out, ditto with Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots) and Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place).
-- Timothée Chalamet was shut out as well in supporting actor for 'Beautiful Boy', as he had precursor nominations at the Globes, SAGS, Critics Choice awards, and BAFTA awards.
-- Other movies that had several precursor nominations but were shut out altogether include the critically acclaimed Crazy Rich Asians, Eighth Grade, The Rider, and Sorry to Bother You.

The mess that is the 91st Oscars will be live on February 24, and all prayers that Vice gets nothing and Green Book only gets supporting actor.

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Duff Goldman, 44, Ace of Cakes, marries 25 year old girlfriend



-Duff Goldman from Food Network's Ace of Cakes, 44, and his fiancée Johnna Colbry, 25, got married this weekend. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, the pair has been together for three years.

-The wedding was at Los Angeles's Museum of Natural History. They got married under a T-Rex before the party continued into the Hall of North American Mammals.

-Served 5 cakes at the wedding.

-They call each other 'muffin.'

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Yalitza Aparicio Reacts to Her Best Actress Oscar Nomination



-icymi ROMA walked away with 10 nominations including lead actress, supporting actress, director, picture, original screenplay, cinematography, production design, foreign language film, sound editing, and sound mixing

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Lin-Manuel Miranda may create Disney’s first Latina princess




Page Six is reporting that Miranda’s father Luis told them “He is talking to Disney about a sequel to ‘Moana,’ but the movie would be about a Latina princess.”

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Celebs React to Getting Nominated for Oscars



The nominations for this year's Oscars have been announced, and the nominees have been asked to respond! Some of their thoughts as collected by Variety:

  • Glenn Close: ..."I’m so proud to be in a little film that has such great resonance with so many people. I’m especially proud to have shared the creation of this character with my beloved daughter Annie."

  • Sam Rockwell: "Hot damn! I am so truly honored to be recognized by the Academy again this year...."

  • Yorgos Lanthimos: "Having felt a bit like an outsider looking in, I am truly humbled about this morning’s nominations. They are a meaningful tribute to every person involved in the making of The Favourite..."

Click through the source for more reactions, and check out some tweets below.

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Please feel free to add more reactions! Has your fave been nominated for an Oscar this year, ONTD?
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Edgar Wright’s Next Movie Is a London-Set Horror Film




  • In an interview with Empire, Wright says his next film "is a psychological horror thriller set in London, starring a female lead."

  • He cites Don’t Look Now and Repulsion as influences.

  • The script was co-written by himself and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who worked on Penny Dreadful and who co-wrote the upcoming Sam Mendes’ film, 1917.

  • He also said in the interview that a first draft of Baby Driver 2 is being worked on.

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Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint



Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint.

Investigators have another two days to decide whether to let him go or file preliminary charges.

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Oscars retrospective: 🇲🇽 Mexican women nominated for best actress through history



Following the nominations for the upcoming Oscars and Mexican movie Roma actresses getting recognition for their acting on it. Here’s a small timeline of Mexican women getting acknowledged with a nomination for the most prestigious award in acting

-Katy Jurado (1952) first Mexican and Latin actress to be nominated as best supporting actress for her role in “broken lance”

-Salma Hayek (2002) first Mexican to be nominated for best leading actress and second Mexican woman to be nominated for an Oscar thanks to her participation in “Frida”

-Adriana Barraza (2006) nominated for her character in “Babel” to best supporting actress

-Lupita Nyong'o (2013) Kenyan-Mexican actress winning the best supporting actress Oscar for “12 years a slave”

-Marina de Tavira (2018) nominated for this year’s ceremony as best supporting actress for her work in “Roma”

-Yalitza Aparicio (2018) second Mexican actress to be nominated for best leading actress for “Roma”

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Ariana Grande called out for exploiting black culture



Ariana Grande is once again facing backlash for cultural appropriation. Black publication AfroPunk is calling out the singer for exploiting black culture to sell records, by releasing the trap-influenced new single '7 Rings'.

- The writer criticizes Grande for "emulating Black women and their likeness for social and financial gain" as "the epitome of white privilege."

- Points out the singer is attempting to sell a "ghetto fab" image, borrowing heavy from hip-hop/rap music videos, most notably 2 Chainz and his Trap House installation. Ariana even goes as far as to mimic the cadence of Soulja Boy, who called out the songstress for copying his single 'Pretty Boy Swag'.

- Emphasizes Ariana's need to utilize marketable imagery of the hood in order to promote her "bad girl" persona, by way of using black aesthetics to project an overtly-sexualized image. "The imagery which symbolize drugs and poverty fail to connect with Grande’s image due to her occupying a space she never experienced."

- The writer says what Ariana is doing is no different than what Iggy Azalea, Bhad Bhabie, and Post Malone have been allowed to do; they can lift inspiration from black culture to see more success and opportunities than their Black counterparts with very little repercussions.

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Charlie Cox Confirms Bullseye Would have Been the Big Bad in Daredevil Season 4




So what's the tea on what would have been Season 4 of Netflix's fourth most popular show? Charlie Cox has revealed that he was just as shocked as everybody else when Daredevil was cancelled. In a recent interview, he spills on the planned storylines of S4, including Bullseye as the main villain:

“They’d had a preliminary conversation with me about what might happen and who might be involved or what the story might be. […] [W]hat I heard was very exciting. So I had a vague sense of what the show might be. I had some idea. […] I was looking forward to Wilson Bethel kind of getting to inhabit the character of Bullseye. Season 3 was kind of an origin story for the character and how Agent Poindexter becomes that character. So I was looking forward to having a season where he really embodies the Bullseye persona and what that dynamic would be between Bullseye and Daredevil.”

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Instagram star “bikini hiker”, fall off and froze to death



Taiwanese 36-year old Instagram star, Gigi Wu, died while hiking in Batongguan Historic Trail in Yushan National Park in Taiwan.

She fall down a ravine, surviving her injuries but getting trapped in the gorge. After 43 hours, her body could be retrieved with probable cause of death being hypothermia. She was an experienced hiker with over 14,000 followers

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Savannah Guthrie gets heat on social media for interviewing Covington Catholic student



Nicholas Sandmann is the student at the center of the protest controversy where racist teens from Covington Catholic were chanting and harassing a Native American vet Nathan Phillips. A Republican PR firm got involved to spin the narrative (that the Catholic students were actually the ones being harassed) and now Sandmann's first sit-down interview will be with Savannah Guthrie on The Today Show. Guthrie's getting a lot of heat online for giving him airtime.

Some of the backlash on Twitter:



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Viggo Mortensen Inserts Foot Into Mouth Again During THR's Actor Roundtable



Transitioning from Viggo talking about how there's no character he wouldn't play (the moderator specifically uses Othello as an examples), the moderator then asked if he thought it would be okay if he as a white actor were to play a black character to which Viggo said that would be "insensitive".

And then Viggo offered up this anecdote/observation that can be seen in the clip above:

"There was an interview the other day where someone was talking about this thing, and it was actually about Pete Farrelly [the director of Green Book] being WHITE, being the director, being the writer, and the other writers being white, and someone was sort of very gentle -- very polite way -- sort of putting the question. 'Do you think it's okay that a white man directed THIS story? Green Book.' And I said, well, do you think it would be okay if Mahershala fell madly in love with a short story about Scottish immigrants who become cowboys in the West? And about their descendants. If he loved that story, is there anything wrong with him directing that? Or directing a story about a-a samurai movie in Japan. No! It's not one thing or the other. Your question about Othello, obviously that would be insensitive. And it's a difficult thing! Even as a kid, I don't like being told 'no'. It stimulates me."

Then he talks about that realization one has as a child that animals die and don't come back and how when he hears "no" he speaks before thinking. And then he brings it back to how he as an actor wouldn't play Othello and that's growth because him as a child would play Othello all day, but part of maturing is how to accept "no, you can't do that".

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People are already picking sides on The Bachelor. Are you team Caelynn, or team Hannah?

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The Bachelor's third episode aired on Monday, and it is setting up two major rivalries: Caelynn vs. Hannah, and Demi vs. Tracy. Caelynn is Miss North Carolina, and Hannah is Miss Alabama. They each think that the other is a two-faced mean girl. But Caelynn doesn't make monster noises like Hannah does. Demi is a 12-year-old 23-year-old who says mean things about older women. Tracy is an ancient crone of 31 who is sick of Demi.

So, who are you rooting for?

Who are you rooting for?

Caelynn
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Hannah
7(13.2%)
Demi
10(18.9%)
Tracy
15(28.3%)


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What do you think of the season so far? Who do you think will win? Picks for Bachelorette?

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Gritty makes a list of all of his travel essentials for his trip to NHL’s All-Star weekend



Gritty is preparing to make his very first trip to San Jose this weekend for the NHL's All-Star weekend. Naturally, Grit made a list of all of his travel necessities and “essentials” to pack for his big trip this weekend and writes, “Packing for my big All Star trip, tryna keep it to the essentials. Am I missing anything?” He also plans to call the hotel and request an “adjoining room with [Captain of the Philadelphia Flyers] Claude.” This isn’t the first time Gritty has been creeping on Claude. Clearly, someone started watching You on Lifetime last Fall.

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ONTD, what are your must have travel essentials to pack for trips?

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Alyssa Milano: 'The red MAGA hat is the new white hood'



Alyssa Milano is facing backlash from conservatives for comparing the red "Make America Great Again" hat to the white hood worn by members of the KKK.

"The red MAGA hat is the new white hood," Milano tweeted over the weekend. "Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself. #FirstThoughtsWhenIWakeUp."

The former 'Charmed' actress tweeted the message after a viral encounter between a group of Catholic high school students and a Native American elder on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The students were wearing MAGA hats.

Conservatives have been asking the actress to apologize. She responded today saying she would instead write an op-ed:



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Patriot Act's Hasan Minhaj visits 'Subtle Asian Traits'



- Hasan joined the FB group 'Subtle Asian Traits' (created by Asian- Australian hs students discussing their experiences/struggles/Asian-ness etc through jokes and memes) and did an AMA about being Asian and experience growing up being first gen
- Fave field piece was when he interviewed Justin Trudeau in a Canadian Tux in Parliament and Trudeau was like, 'my dad wore that, there's a painting. you havent seen the painting???'
- Was told he's an ABCD (American Born Confused Desi)
- Talks about not being seen as Asian bc he's Indian
- Fruit rollups over gushers
- Has boba but prefers chai
- Lota, bidet or Japanese washlet? Washlet!

ONTD Asians, what ~subtle Asian traits~ do you have?
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AMC and Regal confirm they won't be playing Roma in their annual Best Picture showcases



Every year, after the nominations are announced, theaters do a series pass where you can watch all the nominated Best Picture films. This year, one of the films, Roma, which is currently on Netflix, won't be played in the usual Best Picture showcases because it was never originally licensed to most theaters. Roma had a small theatrical run (in order to qualify for the Oscars); during its peak it played at a handful of theaters in the major markets. Apparently Netflix offered the theaters the license around mid-December, after it had been released on Netflix, but they said no because they don't play movies that are VOD (or in this case, movies that are on Netflix).

AMC and Regal confirmed they won't be playing Roma. Cinemark has yet to confirm, but it's believed they won't either. The 7 other Best Picture nominees will be played (Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, A Star Is Born and Vice).


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Mariano Rivera Unanimously Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame



  • Baseball's Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was chosen today by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

  • Being chosen for the HOF is baseball's highest honor.

  • Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is the first ever player elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame.

  • Edgar Martínez, Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay were also elected.

  • Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling and more all fell below the 75% vote threshold needed to qualify.

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I'm a Phillies/Dodgers fan, but Mariano Rivera is an obvious choice. Glad to see Doc in there, too.

Taraji P. Henson thinks R. Kelly is being singled out


Taraji P Henson posted an instagram story today where she searched different #mute tags. She tried R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein, even though Harvey has nothing to mute. He doesn't make music. The point was to show how many more tags there are for R. Kelly, like he's being singled out. Taraji also said she was checking for a friend, but didn't say who the friend was. The story is still up on her IG.






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Ariana Grande releases 'Thank U, Next' tracklist



The tracklist for Ariana Grande's 5th studio album, 'Thank U, Next', was unveiled today on her promotional Instagram account @Sweetener.

The album will be available for pre-order on Friday.

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Justice League Vs. The Fatal Five Sneak Peek



-Justice League vs. The Fatal Five finds the fate of the earth hanging in the balance when the Justice League faces a powerful new threat – the Fatal Five! Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz. With her unwilling help, they aim to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus to carry out their sinister plan. But the Justice League has also discovered an ally from another time in the peculiar Star Boy – brimming with volatile power, could he be the key to thwarting the Fatal Five? An epic battle against ultimate evil awaits!

-Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg, and George Newbern reprise their roles as the Batman/Wonder Woman/Superman, the Trinity of the JL animated series.

-Diane Guerrero (Doom Patrol, OITNB) will voice Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern who makes her first major appearance in an animated film. Daniela Bobadilla joins the cast as Miss Martian, Kevin Michael Richardson as Mr. Terrific, Noel Fisher as Brainiac 5 and Tara Strong as Saturn Girl.

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James Gandolfini’s Son Michael Gandolfini Cast as Tony Soprano in ‘Sopranos’ Movie




Michael Gandolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini, will play the young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel movie to the HBO television series The Sopranos.

Michael had this to say about his casting: “It’s a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano. I’m thrilled that I am going to have the opportunity to work with David Chase and the incredible company of talent he has assembled for ‘The Many Saints of Newark.’”

Previously announced cast includes Cory Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Jon Bernthal, Alessandro Nivola, and Vera Farmiga.

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Anna Wintour Hates Sequin Mermaid Gowns



-Anna Wintour has issued some fashion advice on her new Youtube segment, Go Ask Anna.

“We’re surrounded by so many celebrities that you feel are dictated to by their stylists and dictated to by what the press may think of them, and therefore end up in a strapless fishtail sequin dress that we’ve seen 5,000 times."


-Loves Megan Markle and reads tabloid gossip about her.

-Loves Vanessa Redgrave's and Lupita N'yongo's style.

What fashion trends do you love/hate? Do you read Vogue?

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Roseanne Barr Calls Natalie Portman "Repulsive" For Declining Israeli Award

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Roseanne Barr has called Natalie Portman "sickening" and "repulsive" and defended Kevin Hart. She criticized Portman for declining an Israeli award. Portman, who was born in Israel, was awarded the Genesis Prize, but declined to accept it because she did not want to seem as if she was endorsing Netanyahu or the BDS movement. Barr says:

"It was really sickening, I find her repulsive."

"She was raised in incredible privilege of safety in the Jewish state and knows nothing about antisemitism."

"She's the darling of the left here, the Jewish left in Hollywood, she is a complete hypocrite who grew up in safety and privilege, like I said before, and knows nothing about what she speaks of."

Roseanne also defended Kevin Hart and criticized John Goodman for not standing up for her following her racist tweets about Valerie Jarrett. She said:

"But nobody fights for anybody in Hollywood because it's you next if you do. It's very much a culture of fear and mind control, and it's run by people without a lot of ethics."

Roseanne Barr will arrive in Israel this month to speak against the BDS movement.

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Rami Malek Addresses Bryan Singer Controversy



Rami Malek was interviewed on Tuesday after officially being nominated for an Oscar

*He thinks the nomination and his performance are a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury
*He mentions being proud of how he was a leader during the "tumultuous, dire" circumstances on set
*He said he was picked for the role before Singer was signed as director and was so focused on the preparation that he didn't know about the allegations
*He outright says that Singer was fired from the film and thanks Dexter Fletcher for stepping in to replace him
*He thanks Mr. Robot showrunner Sam Esmail for supporting him during a particularly hard moment

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Fox's "RENT Live" cast sings 'Seasons of Love'





Fox's “RENT Live” will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

“RENT” stars Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins, Jordan Fisher as Mark Cohen, Mario as Benjamin Coffin III, Kiersey Clemons as Joanne Jefferson, Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis, Valentina as Angel, Tinashe as Mimi Marquez and Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen Johnson.

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Are you ready for this outdated mess, ONTD?
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Lady Gaga on her Oscar nods, Bradley Cooper’s snub & a "Shallow" performance



This morning Gaga made Oscar history by being the first person to be nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song in the same year. She spoke with LA Times about her nods, a possible "Shallow" performance and her feelings on Bradley not getting a Best Director nod.

On why the Oscar nods are important to her:

"There's really no award that is more esteemed than the Oscar in acting, and for music, it is also extremely special. Since I was a little girl, I always admired all of the artists that put in so much hard work and passion into filmmaking. Watching the award shows, I used to cry with them. It was always like I felt like I was them, even though I wasn't there. It was always a big deal with my family."

On a possible "Shallow" performance:

"That would be a tremendous honor to perform that song at the Oscars. It was so sweet, I was getting messages this morning from my ['Shallow'] co-writers, and they wrote something funny: 'Tell me something, boy, aren't you happy we made all that noise?' I think sometimes people forget that even though this is a big movie, we're all really artists that are like kids playing in a sandbox. To be recognized at this level just makes the heart explode, because truly and deeply, I still very much feel like a child with big dreams."

On if she’s upset that Bradley Cooper didn’t get nominated for "Best Director":

"Well, you know, you never know what’s going to happen. But at the end of the day, he knows that he’s the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast. I know that he’s so happy that we’ve all been nominated and that the film was recognized and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition."



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gina rodriguez on being labeled anti-black: "i know my heart"



- claims that the black community "was her community" because she grew up watching black television
- says she wishes that we weren't living in a culture based on "click-bait"
- says that she thinks that people believe that she only advocates for latinos who are her skin color, which she says isn't true, although her past actions says otherwise.
- mentions that the fallout from her antiblackness being reported on was a "dark time" for her and made her step away from social media

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to see more about gina's long history of antiblack messiness, check out the good sis pikapika217's ontd original: HERE

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Fangoria rolls out the nominees for fan-voted Chainsaw Awards '19

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A few things in horror this year like Toni Collette's performance in Hereditary might have gotten snubbed, but it doesn't mean it's gone unnoticed. Fangoria rolled out its fan-voted Chainsaw Award nominees. A Quiet Place, Hereditary, Bird Box, Upgrade, Suspiria, and Mandy were some of the nominees.

"We figured everyone was already up early, so we went ahead and dropped the nominees for the 2019 CHAINSAW AWARDS. Unlike the Oscars, you decide the winners," Fangoria said on Insta.
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Some of the awards are also for tv series like Channel Zero, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, The Haunting Of Hill House, The Haunting Tales of Sabrina, and Castle Rock.

You can vote for the nominees here and winners are announced in an upcoming issue #3.

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Cardi B Slams Conservative Columnist Who Questioned Her 'Twerk' Music Video

Cardi B clapped back at a conservative columnist who criticized her Twerk music video for not being empowering for women.





The video in question:



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Do you agree with Cardi B?