January 30th, 2019

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A24 buys Awkwafina's wedding dramedy "The Farewell" for $6M after Sundance premiere




A24 has acquired the worldwide rights for Awkwafina's wedding dramedy "The Farewell" after its Sundance premiere after a heated bidding war for $6M (Hollywood Reporter says it's closer to $7M)
“The Farewell” stars “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout star Awkwafina as Billi, a Chinese-American woman who travels back to China to visit her ailing grandmother. She discovers a family plot to keep grandma in the dark about her own terminal diagnosis, and agrees to help stage a fake wedding to give the matriarch one last hurrah.
A number of distributors were interested in the film, including Netflix, but the filmmakers wanted a major theatrical release. The producers also demanded at least $2.5M for domestic rights alone.
A24 is eying a summer release (hoping to replicate the success Warner Bros had with Crazy Rich Asians in August, maybe)
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Gwyneth Paltrow Sued For A Skiing Hit & Run


Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused of seriously injuring Terry Sanderson, 72, after skiing into him on 26 February 2016.
Sanderson, a retired doctor, is seeking $3.1m in damages, but is "not motivated by Paltrow's fame".
Claims he had suffered concussion and four broken ribs after Paltrow knocked into him from behind.
Sanderson says Goop had been skiing out of control when she hit him and left him injured without sending any help.
He's also suing the resort.

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Have you ever sued anyone/been sued?
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Uber launches its rewards program




Popular ride sharing app Uber rolled out their rewards program this month, and color me unimpressed. There are four tiers: Blue (0 pts), Gold (500 pts), Platinum (2,500 pts), and the coveted Diamond (7,500 pts). You receive 1 point for every dollar spent on Uber Pool rides and Uber Eats orders, 2 points for ordering an UberX, UberXL, Select, or WAV ride, and 3 points for Black and Black SUV rides. At this rate, you’d have to spend up to $500 on eligible rides and Eats purchases just to get a $5 Uber Cash reward.

Other perks, depending on your rewards status, range anywhere from no-fee cancellations, guaranteed prices between your two favorite spots, free car upgrades, and no delivery fees on Uber Eats orders. Rewards are currently only available in 25 cities, but the company plans on rolling out the program to the rest of the U.S. soon. Check the cut below to see if your city is one of them. You’ll have to activate the rewards program yourself within the app. It will then calculate how much you’ve spent in rides and eats in the last six months to determine your current rewards status.

Lyft announced their own rewards program last year in November, but has yet to launch it. Visit the source for a more detailed breakdown of these stingy rewards tbh.

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Poll #2089413 Ridesharing Poll

ONTD, what ridesharing app(s) do you use?

Lyft
80(63.0%)
Uber
33(26.0%)
Gett
0(0.0%)
Juno
3(2.4%)
Via
3(2.4%)
Other
8(6.3%)



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Marie Kondo helps Jimmy Kimmel tidy up his office space and spark joy




Marie Kondo stops by Jimmy Kimmel’s show to help the late night host tidy up his office space. In the clip (3:20), Kondo addresses the controversial “keep only 30 books” rule when Kimmel starts sorting his own book collection. “I don’t know where that rumor came from, that’s a complete misconception,” says Marie via her translator. The Tyding Up star and author is booked and busy this month as her new Netflix show continues to motivate others to start organizing their clutter and lives. Kondo also stops by Access Live for an interview and released more Digital Exclusive clips for Netflix’s YouTube channel with more useful organizational tips. See it all behind each respective cut.

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Matthew A. Cherry: "Somebody just lit up a cigarette on our flight like it was 1954"

(Before anyone asks who? Matthew is a former NFL wide receiver, music video director, executive producer and feature filmmaker. He's also directed for television, including an upcoming episode of Whiskey Cavalier.)






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Richard E. Grant sent a letter to Barbra Streisand when he was 14, gets a response 47 years later



Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant was outside Barbra Streisand's house (why, idk) and took some selfies in front of it, then shared a letter he sent to her when he was 14. In the letter he mentions her failed relationship with Ryan O'Neal, offers her a vacation in Swaziland, and says she's an unknown there so no one will bother her.

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He's trying to get every single Oscar vote he can.

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Bryan Singer is going to make $40 million from Bohemian Rhapsody



Because of a backend deal, Bryan Singer is going to make more than $40 million dollars from Bohemian Rhapsody. The movie made over $800 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million. 20th Century Fox, which produced the movie, is apparently looking into whether they can get out of paying him since he was fired.

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Producer at Pittsburgh TV station fired for labeling Tom Brady a "known cheater"



  • On Monday, a news producer at the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh named Michael Telek included the label "Known cheater" under Tom Brady's name in a video package because he thought it would be funny for local Steelers fans.
  • Screen grabs of the video went viral, and that station freaked out. Michael was fired on Tuesday.
  • Michael is looking for a new job, although he has just bought a house in Pittsburgh so his job search is restricted to the area.
  • Tom Brady was suspended for four games of the 2016 NFL season for ordering equipment staff to underinflate footballs (ie. cheating).

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    Okay Kaya talks about growing up black in Norway & some other stuff

    Okay Kaya sat down with an annoying white person to talk about shit:



    - Kaya on where she's REALLY from: "I was born in New Jersey... [whispers] don't tell anyone."

    - Kaya says she wanted to move out of Norway for a long time because growing up in the 90s she and her siblings were the only black people on the whole island. It was a homogeneous place so she dreamed about moving to London and New York. She says the most annoying thing for her growing up in Norway was being othered. She was very conscious of the fact that she didn't look like the other people in Norway; people would patronizingly keep telling her that the way she looks was okay and that her reaction would be, "...of course it's okay??"

    - Kaya on what it's like to perform: "When I'm performing I feel like I'm in the nude, cry-wanking in front of everyone."

    - Kaya may or may not be blazed during this interview.

    - The interviewer talks way too much about herself in general and seems to be one of those ppl who mistake liking weed for having a personality.

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    Adam Targum, an executive producer on NCIS: New Orleans was fired



    ▪ It follows the October 2018 firing of Brad Kern, the previous showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans.
    Adam Targum (the show’s second-in-command), an executive producer of NCIS: New Orleans, was fired on Friday.
    He was let go as a result of a complaint made to CBS’s human-resources department. 
    It was the fourth HR investigation into an NCIS: New Orleans executive producer in less than 3 years.
    The previous three HR inquiries all revolved around Kern.

    ▪ Getting rid of Kern didn’t address the management issues at the show, and then created a new one.
    The atmosphere this season was “miserable,” in part due to Targum’s allegedly aggressive demeanor, demeaning remarks, and combative leadership style.
    Targum’s most recent job was as showrunner of Deadly Class (syfy), he was fired before the program was picked up to series on April 18, 2018.

    ▪ Christopher Silber, the showrunner, doesn’t want to deal with the problem. He spends much of his time in postproduction or in his office, away from the writers room.

    ▪ For decades, CBS taught everyone that nothing mattered except Les Moonves and whoever is No. 1 on the call sheet.
    In 2016, Kern wanted to cast Eliza Dushku ( CBS was "vigorously courted” her for several shows) on NCIS:NO because Les Moonves wanted to fuck her. That’s why she was treated like shit from day one on 'Bull'.

    ▪ Zoe McLellan, who played Meredith Brody in the first two seasons of the CBS drama, was fired because Moonves didn’t find her ‘fuckable’ enough, and that he had felt that way from day one. Kern did not find her sexually attractive and she couldn’t move well.

    ▪ If they want to improve the working conditions on that show, they have to start fresh.

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    Gaga snaps at Dr. Luke’s lawyer: "Don’t you roll your eyes at me. You should be ashamed of yourself"



    Lady Gaga got in a heated exchange with one of Dr. Luke's laywers while being deposed as part of the ongoing legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke. The unsealed deposition began with Lady Gaga's attorney explaining that the singer was experiencing PTSD reactions as a survivor of sexual abuse before the hearing.

    "I just want everyone to understand that, as she has publicly stated in other contexts, as a sex abuse survivor, and I know this from my own personal experience with family members, there are trigger events, and this deposition has proved to be a trigger event for Ms. Germanotta and she has experienced in the past few hours some PTSD reactions which is causing some trauma and emotional reactivity. So she is crying now, the record will reflect,” Gaga’s lawyer said.

    Gaga started by recounting that she first met Kesha at Luke's home studio. She said Kesha was in a back room wearing only underwear. She then went on to say that Kesha told her about years of alleged abuse by Dr. Luke: "What we discussed was, what I recall was her immense sadness and depression and fear. She was visibly very different than when I had seen her before."

    Things began to get heated when Dr. Luke's lawyer asked Gaga if she believed Luke's reputation was damaged by the allegations. She answered, "If you are asking about his reputation in the world, I don’t feel at liberty to speak for the entire world. So if you are asking what my view is of his reputation, I made my view of him and his reputation when I saw her in that back room. That was an image that—of something that happened to me, and I felt and knew in my heart that she was telling the truth, and I believe her."

    She was then asked to confirm that she has "no personal knowledge or information" about Dr. Luke’s physical relationship with Kesha, Gaga responded, "Yes, I do have knowledge. She told me that he assaulted her." Dr. Luke’s lawyer then asked for further facts to support that statement, Gaga replied, "Well, when men assault women, they don't invite people over to watch."

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    Bella Thorne opens up about her relationship with both a man and a woman



    Bella Thorne, 21, has opened up about her relationship with both musician Mod Sun, 31, and YouTuber Tana Mongeau, 20.

    The openly bisexual star revealed to the Los Angeles Times in October that she is dating two people at the same time, but insists she doesn't want to put a label on her open relationship.

    “I don’t think anybody will really understand the bonds that I share with Mod or Tana. Yeah, we joke around about poly, but we aren’t in the sense that we don’t put a word, a box or label too many things. It is what it is.”

    “It’s this middle in-between world that nobody can put in a box, which makes them so mad. People are so mad that they can’t put it in a box, can’t explain it and can’t see how it works that they hate on it.”

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    Chris Hemsworth: “If you can’t find 20-30 minutes a day to work out, you’re lying to yourself”



    Chris Hemsworth covers the March issue of Men’s Health UK. In the issue, he talks about his career and his fitness routines.

    On his fitness: “Once I'm in the midst of training and staying healthy in mind and body, it becomes an addiction.”

    On making excuses to not train: “So, are you telling me you can't find 20-30 minutes a day to work out? You're lying to yourself. You just chose to watch TV instead.”

    On the stall in his career after 2009:
    “I was about to quit. I always wanted to act, and one of the first things I wanted to do when I got any money was to pay my parents’ house off...Most people are in that boat and, for whatever reason, I’d set my mind on changing that.”



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    First look at Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen in "Long Shot"



    -The movie, formerly known as "Flarsky" is about a schlubby journalist who gets back in touch with his former babysitter who is now a super hot diplomat making a run for the White House (because of course)

    -Is meant to be more of a romantic comedy in the vein of Knocked Up

    -It scored super high in test screenings, prompting the studio to move the release date from February to May 9, 2019

    -Also stars Bob Odenkirk as the President, Alexander Skarsgård as the Prime Minister of Canada, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Randall Park, Ravi Patel, June Diane Raphael and Andy Serkis

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    The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind | Offical Trailer + the cast in a mini interview for Sundance



    Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the best selling book and true story of William Kamkwamba. Directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and introducing Maxwell Simba. Debuts on Netflix March 1, 2019.

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    ZARA unveiled its new logo and not everyone is impressed




    Fashion brand Zara unveiled its new logo designed by the Baron & Baron agency and people aren’t necessarily here for it. It’s mainly due to the lack of spacing between letters and the newly curved accents on the “Z” and “R.” Naturally people were critical of the new logo while others took this opportunity to turn it into a meme.

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    ONTD, is graphic design your passion?

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    Danny Masterson’s Rape Accusers Call Out Pal Ashton Kutcher: ‘Silence Protects the Abusers’



    Danny Masterson is currently under investigation for multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault.
    Masterson joined his former The Ranch and That ’70s Show costar Ashton Kutcher at a Scientology wedding.
    Despite efforts by Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis, to keep their involvement under wraps, the news is out.
    A photo was “leaked” on social media showed Kutcher and Masterson posing in a group. 
    A seating chart revealed that Ashton and Mila had been placed at a table with Danny and Bijou Phillips Masterson.
    Kutcher’s ongoing relationship with Masterson, and his failure to make a public statement regarding the accusations against his friend, speak volumes.

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    Criterion announce the official date of their new streaming service



    - April 8th is the official launch date.
    - If you sign up now, you'll be able to stream a new pre-selected movie for free each Wednesday up until April 8th (I did the math and it'd be 10 free movies). You'll also get a free month, so you won't be charged until May.
    - Sign up now and pay $9.99 a month or $89.99 a year OR sign up in April and pay $10.99 a month or $99.99 a year.
    - This weeks movie is Mikey and Nicky.

    RIP Filmstruck

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    The cast of Oscar Nominated Movie "Black Panther": Award Acceptance Speech | 25th Annual SAG Awards



    Black Panther Cast got a SAG Award for "Cast of a Motion Picture".  They all looked hot as fuck (wtf was Michael B Jordan wearing over his suit tho? looks like a front of a little school girl backpack or something). Chadwick had a very cute speech, he said it's a great time to be 'young,gifted and black' and then he joked that it includes Andy Serkis too lmao. Michael B Jordan asked the director to come on stage but he wanted the cast to have their own moment.


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    Priyanka Chopra is Developing Film Based on Netflix's 'Wild, Wild Country' Doc Series



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    Professional bride Priyanka Chopra has a new project, producing a feature film based on Wild, Wild Country, a doc series about the Rajneeshpuram

    Barry Levinson is directing

    Chopra is also gonna star in it (Sheela?)
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    CBS All Access orders Stephen King's The Stand to series




    CBS All Access has officially ordered 10 episodes of The Stand, which will be a limited series. Josh Boone will direct and co-write. Production begins this spring and it'll air next year.

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    ONTD ORIGINAL: Your Very Quick Guide to Best Animated Feature 2018

    I did this last year, and here we are again; Provided that the Academy doesn't just half-ass voting and give it to Disney, this year's contenders are unusually competitive for the field.

    "INCREDIBLES 2"
    Dropping the ‘The’.
    7.8 score on IMDB, 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, 80 on Metacritic



    It’s finally here, the very-long awaited followup to what could be argued as the thing that really brought superhero films to light. No longer were they the silly, corny flicks of the 90’s, but instead smart, funny, and dark.

    And this?

    Personally, I liked it, but it doesn’t have the focus or clarity of the first film. It’s a modern mindset that nearly doesn’t fit with the 60’s aesthetic (How are you going to complain that people look at screens too much when they arguably only have the television?). With so many characters in the mix, no one really gets the attention or time they need to grow.

    The visuals give the Parr family a much-needed update surrounded by cool effects, but it’s nothing others haven’t done since.

    TRIVIA:
    It took 15 years for this movie to come out. But, you knew that. Bird wanted to make a sequel when he had a story that was as good or better than the original. But I guess he just got tired of people asking about it, and made this instead.

    This is also the longest entirely CGI film ever.

    Made more money domestically in one weekend (180$m) than Pixar's previous summer release Cars 3 (2017) earned in its entire 20-week release (153$m).


    CAN IT WIN?: The Academy only nominates animated sequels if pickings are extremely slim, and this year, they really were. I would bet on this being in 3rd place.

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    Just like most of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, I didn’t see MIRAI, unfortunately. So, we can talk about some that missed the nomination.

    FOR YOUR UN-CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES

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    See who wins during the 91st Academy Awards on Feb 24th. Well, hopefully they won't deem the category "unimportant" and cut it.

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    IMDB trivia pages:
    [Spoiler (click to open)]ncredibles 2:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3606756/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

    Isle of Dogs:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5104604/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

    Ralph Breaks the Internet:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5848272/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

    Spiderman:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4633694/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
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    Zendaya Eyed to Play Timothée Chalamet’s Love Interest in Dune Reboot



    Zendaya is being eyed to play Timothée Chalamet‘s love interest Chani in Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune reboot.
    She would play Chani, the girl of Paul’s dreams who takes on a leading role as his proper love interest in the next Dune film — should this one merit a sequel.
    Zendaya was one of a handful of non-white actresses to test for the role of Chani.

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    KFC introduces the Cheetos Chicken Sandwich




    Today in “Stewie, why?” news: KFC announced their latest creation, The KFC Cheetos Chicken sandwich. 🥪

    In an official statement by KFC, the company describes the new sandwich as, “made by coating a juicy, hand-breaded Extra Crispy chicken filet with special Cheetos sauce and placing it on a toasted bun with mayo and a layer of crunchy Cheetos, the Cheetos Sandwich will give you a blast of craveable Cheetos in every bite.”

    “Both KFC and Cheetos have dedicated fan bases loyal to each new creation. It only made sense to merge these two iconic brands together to provide an irresistible and flavorful sandwich that gives the best of both worlds,” added a spokesperson for Colonel Sanders and the company.

    For now, KFC is only testing the new sandwich in select North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia restaurants.

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    Warner Brothers Dates Doctor Sleep, The Witches, DC Cartoons, and Suicide Squad 2


    Matt Reeves long-gestating THE BATMAN comes out June 25, 2021 - Without Affleck.

    DOCTOR SLEEP goes from next Jan. to this November 8th.

    THE WITCHES will be right on time, on October 16 2020.

    So, that's a thing. DC SUPER PETS is on May 21st, 2021.

    What is this, some kind of sequel squad? THE SUICIDE SQUAD returns as a reboot August 6 2021, almost 5 years to the day where the baddies debuted.


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    Jersey Shore's Jenni Farley slams estranged husband Roger in public letter

    Jersey Shore's JWOWW has broken her silence after filing for divorce from Roger Matthews in 2018. Roger famously went on IG and posted numerous videos claiming Jenni was keeping him away from his children. This is a MAJOR trigger warning for domestic violence, abuse. Jenni gets extremely detailed in abuse sustained from previous boyfriends and from Roger. Majority will be under a cut due to trigger warning.


    A MESSAGE TO ROGER:

    I HAVE SPENT THE LAST FEW MONTHS TRYING TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM PUBLIC HUMILIATION, BECAUSE AS PARENTS, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THEM. I WANTED TO HANDLE THIS OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT BECAUSE OUR SILENCE IS THEIR GREATER GOOD. EVEN WHEN YOU TRIED TO DISGRACE MY NAME, MAKE FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND EVEN POINT BLANK LIE... I STILL REMAINED SILENT AS CHALLENGING AS IT WAS ... WHY? BECAUSE, GREATER GOOD. I CAN NO LONGER SIT IDLY BY WHILE YOU MISTREAT AND MALIGN ME IN SUCH AN EGREGIOUS MANNER. YOU HAVE PRESENTED YOURSELF TO THE PUBLIC AS A PRAISEWORTHY FATHER AND A HUSBAND WHO HAS BEEN SUFFERING BY MY ALLEGED ACTIONS AND BEHAVIOR.

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    Jenni posts texts, videos, pics and what looks like official divorce documents at the source.

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    If you think you might be or are in a domestic violence situation, there is help you for. Call 1−800−799−7233 or visit thehotline.org
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    Britney Spears to cameo in horror comedy film, Corporate Animals

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    Brit may not have taken off in film after Crossroads (bless) but the pop icon and legend is making her way back to the big screen in Corporate Animals with Demi Moore, where she plays a ghost version of herself.

    "One of our characters — Calum Worthy’s character, Aidan — is obsessed with Britney Spears, and there's a runner of him as he’s going crazy thinking that Britney is speaking to him from the walls," director Patrick Brice explained. "Through a series of connections we were able to get 10 minutes of [Britney’s] time to record this, which was so awesome."

    The horror comedy plot is a CEO megalomaniac (Demi Moore) who may or may not be into cannibalism and takes her employees on a team-building exercise to a cave in New Mexico.

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    The Batman coming in 2021; Affleck NOT returning

    Warner Bros has announced the new Matt Reeves written/directed bat film -- The Batman -- is coming June 25, 2021.

    Also confirmed, finally: Ben Affleck will not be returning.

    Reeves has stated the film will be more detective focused and will feature Bat's rogue gallery.

    Sources say studio execs are very happy with early drafts of Reeves script. Reeves is waiting until he is fully done polishing it before meeting actors.

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    New Suicide Squad movie is essentially a reboot; James Gunn to Direct


    Yes, I just posted that THE SUICIDE SQUAD was slotted for a 2021 release, but what we just learned is that - This is a reboot.

    Imagine, a movie that made money and semi-liked by ordinary people and you reboot it.

    But who will be directing this movie? Why, none other than James Gunn, who, you may recall, was fired from Guardians 3 after right-wingers dug up gross old and distasteful tweets bc he hates T*ump in a bad-faith attack.

    Gunn is also writing the script, and it's rumored to have a very Guardians vibe. So, semi-obnoxious. Most of the characters will be different (RIP Slipknot and Captain Boomerang)

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    'Persons of Interest' Sought By Police in Jussie Smollett Assault



    A follow-up to this post.

    UPDATE: Chicago reporter Rob Elgas (ABC7) has spoken to police and gives more detail:










    Chicago police have found a surveillance video showing two men that they have labeled "persons of interest" in the attack on Jussie Smollett. A police statement says: “While the video footage does not depict an assault, the individuals pictured are seen in the vicinity of the alleged criminal incident during the alleged time of occurrence.“

    Unfortunately, the video is dark and it's pretty much impossible to make out any features of the two men. Here's a screen grab from the video that they've released:


    Smollett's manager, Brandon Z., told police that he was on the phone with Smollett during the assault and that he clearly heard the racist and homophobic slurs the attackers used, as well as hearing them say "MAGA country". Both Smollett and his manager refused police requests to turn over their phones.

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    Victoria Pedretti joins season 2 of You" as female lead




    Netflix has announced that Victoria Pedretti (The Haunting of Hill House) has been cast as the female lead for season 2 of You, opposite Penn Badgley.


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    Love is Lit? ONTD Reading Challenge for February!

    Soon we begin our month in the challenge that's dedicated to romance... or breakups! You can choose the theme Love is Lit or "fuck them both for thinking they could be happy." Here are some recommended titles in case you still need one. Thanks to milfordacademy who basically curated this entire list!






    Contemporary
    One Day in December by Josie Silver

    Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic... and then her bus drives away.

    Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It's Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

    What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered.
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    Classics
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature - with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author's own views and convictions.

    Throughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch. As Rosemary Edmonds comments, 'He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, 'Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.

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    Apologies for being a bit late with posting this! What romance/breakup book will you read, ONTD? IF you're not doing the challenge feel free to discuss books more generally!
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    Amanda Seales on The Daily Show + Tour Dates




    • Comedian and actress Amanda Seales stopped by the Daily Show to promote her first HBO special, I Be Knowin'.

    • Also talks about her stand-up style, her show Smart Funny & Black, and the difference between White People and people who happen to be white.

    • She also just announced tour dates starting in February.




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    Schitt’s Creek - 5x4 - “The Dress” Promotional Clip



    Sypnosis: Johnny finds himself under financial pressure with the arrival of Moira's high-priced red carpet gown for the Crows movie premiere; David is conned into taking a road trip with Stevie.


    Thoughts on tonight’s episode?

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    Riverdale 3x12 Promo, BIZARRODALE, + Josie Joins NYC Spinoff



    THE NEXT LEVEL — While preparing for their upcoming wedding, McKeller get an unsettling message, which forces “The Midnight Club” to reunite.

    Meanwhile, Veggie take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created. And they might knock boots.

    Cheryl learns some unexpected news about the college she's set her sights on.

    Lastly, Kevin gives Moose an ultimatum (about their relationship??), and things will probably go horribly wrong.

    Every series regular is in this episode

    Directed by Harry Jierjian. Written by Britta Lundin. Airing 2/6/2019

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    Basically, Glee in NYC is what it sounds like. The pilot will shoot on location in NYC this March.

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    Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway & Steven Knight Are Furious With Aviron Over ‘Serenity’ Bailout



    2 Oscar-winning stars ought to show up better than an 8th-place finish for its opening weekend, at a paltry $4.4 million.
    Now, the movie has a polarizing premise and got bad reviews.

    Aviron agreed to a battle plan that called for them to put up P&A commensurate with a 2500-screen release.
    The stars agreed to do a full promotional campaign including a junket and as many late-night and daytime talk shows.
    They were fed excuses and got a lot of unreturned calls when TV spots didn’t show up.
    Aviron wasn’t going to support the movie and was essentially dumping it. 
    Aviron execs finally leveled and told them that there would be no P&A spend.
    The stars feel they were dealt with in a passive aggressive fashion. 
    No money would be forthcoming and the publicity blitz would have to be enough.
    The distributor was hurting after dropping P&A on A Private War, it didn’t get hoped-for award nominations.

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    Artist Makes Ariana Grande "7 Rings" Mash-Up with All the People She Allegedly Copied


    After releasing her #1 single "7 Rings", Ariana Grande has been plagued by accusations from people claiming she copied them and is stealing from black artists. Now the Internet has provided a mash-up of all the songs, including Soulja Boy, Princess Nokia and 2 Chainz.



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    Do you think Ariana stole on purpose or is music today just too generic?