February 1st, 2019

Fiji Water Girl is suing Fiji

Kelleth Cuthbert (real name Kelly Steinbach), more commonly known as Fiji Water Girl suing Fiji for using cardboard cutouts of her to promote their brand.

She says they tried coaxing her into signing away her rights, and even though she did a mock video that appeared to be doing just that ... Steinbach claims she never actually put ink to paper on a real deal.

She is also says that the viral moment provided around $12 million in brand exposure, which she is asking for her share of.


Gossip Girl Reboot? 'There's a Discussion,' Confirms CW Boss

CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed today at the TCA press tour that there have been discussion to do a reboot of Gossip Girl, but there has been nothing concrete. And the don't want to do it without Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.


Halsey is over mediocre male artists and double standards

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane is just not having it.

In the February 2019 issue of Glamour, multidimensional Pop singer Halsey opens up and says she’s over the double standards between men and women in the music industry. She’s particularly over unoriginal male artists and the media.

“We live in a world where women are required to be so fucking original, it’s crazy,” she says. “There are so many male artists who are regurgitations of each other: They all fucking dress the same, they all have the same stylist, they all wear the same fucking clothes, they write with the same writers.”

She also doesn’t care for the narrative the media creates that she’s in competition with fellow pop singer Ariana Grande simply because both have songs charting at no. 1 and no. 2 on the Billboard 100 Chart (“Without Me” and “7 Rings”) at the moment. “I will say one thing about my generation of artists: We are just not fucking having it,” she says. “Lorde, Ariana...if you open any of our text messages at any given time, all of us are just like, ‘Yo, I love your new record. When are you leaving for tour?’ We’re so supportive.”

You can read the singer’s full interview with Glamour at the source.


'The View' Interviews Cory Booker on Why He's Running For President (Round-Up)

It's Black History Month! Senator Cory Booker just announced that he's entering the 2020 presidential race. He came on The View to talk about why he's running.

He released a campaign video today. People are calling it emotional.

Meghan asks how people are supposed to take him seriously when he was parodied on SNL over the Kavanaugh hearings.

[Cory Booker talks Harris and Gillibrand]Booker calls Harris and Gillibrand his sisters.

[Maroon 5 halftime show controversy]Abby says it's great that Adam Levine agreed to do the halftime show. Meghan agrees with Abby. Joy disagrees; she thinks everyone should stand with Colin Kaepernick. Ana and Whoopi think to each their own.

[Pete Buttigieg on running for president]Pete Buttigieg is the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

[John Legend learning to swim]Sunny and Abby can't swim.

[Women swooning over Ted Bundy]

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As of today, who would you vote for?

Cory Booker
Pete Buttigieg
Julián Castro
John Delaney
Tulsi Gabbard
Kirsten Gillibrand
Kamala Harris
Elizabeth Warren

Octomom's octuplets turn 10

Ten years ago Nadya Suleman, who now goes by the name Natalie, became a media and pop culture sensation after giving birth to the first set of surviving octuplets. The kids, born January 26, 2009, are named Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jonah, Makai, Josiah, and Jeremiah.

Natalie lived under a cloud of controversy and chaos for years. There was one bizarre media appearance after another, including an interview where she claimed she hated her children and they disgusted her. The public was angry that the kids, who had to eat, were receiving public assistance (Natalie was later accused of welfare fraud for failing to disclose income from public appearances; she plead guilty to a lesser charge). She even had a short-lived adult entertainment career.

Nowadays Natalie and her 14 kids, she had six kids conceived via IVF before the octuplets were born, live a somewhat calmer life. They live in a modest three bedroom home and the kids appear healthy. Natalie seems more comfortable in her own skin which is for the best.

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'Hobbs and Shaw' Trailer and #JusticeForHan

Apparently, there are cyborgs now? 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Eiza Gonzalez.

[SPOILERS]Deckard Shaw, played by Statham, killed Han in 'Tokyo Drift' and he has yet to answer for his crimes. Maybe Han will come back as a half-car, half-human cyborg?

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Justin Timberlake quietly sings Happy Birthday to himself, records Jessica Biel napping in the car

Jessica Biel and husband were on their way to celebrate his 38th birthday in New York City.
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ONTD, can you fall asleep in a moving vehicle just like that?

'The Craft' Reunion: all FOUR witches to appear at Monster-Mania Con

Monster-Mania Con just announced the final line-up for its The Craft reunion coming this March in New Jersey. Fairuza Balk and Neve Campbell were announced earlier this month - Rachel True and Robin Tunney were recently added.

This will be the first time all FOUR witches will be together. In 2013, Rachel, Neve and Robin reunited at the Los Angeles Cemetery for a screening of the film. Over the years, both Neve and Rachel attended several conventions together, with Fairuza joining this past October in San Antonio for the Alamo City Comic-Con.

The reunion will be held at Monster-Mania Con, March 8 - 10th in Cherry Hill, NJ

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A few messy updates about this year's Oscars, from best song performers to presenters and more

From Deadline and what they're hearing, here's a breakdown of the current mess that is the 91st Oscars, still happening on February 24:

-- It was apparently Lady Gaga or her team who pushed the Academy to have all five songs performed during the ceremony (even if truncated) because she/they felt it was unfair and showing a blatant bias toward 'Shallow'. Other reports say that if all five didn't perform, Gaga would not have either, and her stance was very 'all or none'. Also, Emily Blunt will NOT be singing the 'Mary Poppins' song according to this.
-- Looks like they might be breaking the acting awards presenters tradition, and rather than have last year's winners Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney present, they're looking for 'bigger names' to present all awards (like Oprah Winfrey or Tom Hanks).
-- The 3-hour set telecast and not broadcasting 'below-the-line' categories is still in effect, unfortunately. Those awards will be given out during commercial breaks, and no, we don't know the list yet (though cinematography seems to be one of the categories rumored to being cut for time).
-- AMPAS is hoping that even with no host, if the 3-hour telecast works out (narrator: it won't) they're going to continue this truncated version for years to come.

Source: https://twitter.com/DEADLINE/status/1091365583281545217

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Jussie Smollett Speaks

Jussie Smollett has issued his first statement since he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault by two men early Tuesday morning:

Let me start by saying that I’m OK. My body is strong but my soul is stronger. More importantly I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words.

I am working with authorities and have been 100% factual and consistent on every level. Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served.

As my family stated, these types of cowardly attacks are happening to my sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming siblings daily. I am not and should not be looked upon as an isolated incident. We will talk soon and I will address all details of this horrific incident, but I need a moment to process. Most importantly, during times of trauma, grief and pain, there is still a responsibility to lead with love. It’s all I know. And that can’t be kicked out of me.


Gina Rodriguez’s new movie “Miss Bala” kicks off Thursday night box office previews with $650K

On what I hope is the last slow box office weekend this year (since 'The Lego Movie 2' and 'What Men Want' are out next week), the Thursday box office kicked off with 'Miss Bala', which made $650,000 at 2,050 theaters in the U.S./Canada. It's expected to bring in $6M-$10M this weekend (on a $15M budget) - though, noting that this is going up against the Super Bowl.

M. Night Shyamalan's “Glass” is still expected to top this weekend for the third week in a row, with “The Upside” trailing behind it.

Basically, just brave the cold, Americans, and watch the Patriots hopefully fucking lose on Sunday.

Source: https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1091364525633200130

Rose McGowan's lawyers are now representing Harvey Weinstein, Rose reveals they set her up

If you recall, Rose McGowan had an arrest warrant in Virginia after a flight attendant found cocaine in a wallet McGowan had left behind on a plane. She pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drug charge as part of a no-jail deal with prosecutors last month.

Jose Baez and Ronald Sullivan were co-counsel on her drug case. They're now representing Harvey Weinstein, the man who Rose accused of rape and suspected was behind planting the drugs for speaking out against him.

She tells the Daily Beast, "This is a major conflict of interest but I knew there was shadiness going on behind the scenes. This is why my case didn’t go to trial—my instinct was my lawyers had been bought off."

Rose also leaked emails between Weinstein and his lawyer, Blair Berk, who admitted she "took care" of getting an arrest warrant put out for Rose:

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Saw this wasn't posted, and that media in general isn't reporting on it. I wonder why?

Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to 9 federal charges + admits to paying someone to shoot Chief Keef

Former rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pled guilty to nine racketeering, gun, and drug charges and appears to be ready to tell the feds everything.

He told the judge that he paid someone to shoot at a "rival" in NYC the same day Chief Keef was shot in Times Square.
The mother of his child is upset and says 6ix9ine's snitching puts her and their daughter at risk.

He's facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 47 years in prison but unfortunately, he'll probably get less time for cooperating.

His sentencing is set for January 24th 2020.

🚨Rihanna is Coming! New Album is Complete 🚨

US Weekly is exclusively reporting that Rihanna has finished her highly anticipated 9th studio album. No word on when the first single will drop.


ONTD Original: 20 of Ariana Grande’s ~Deep and most Cringeworthy Tweets

From the OP that brought you 28 of Noah Centineo’s ~Deep and Most Cringeworthy Tweets, I bring you my latest installment featuring Ariana Grande. Whether it’s appropriating other cultures, over tanning, getting tattoos, or scoring no. 1’s on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, Ari still makes time to keep in touch with her fans via Twitter. Like, a lot. Here are 20 tweets I could handle scrolling through.

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And now Javier Bardem is joining the reboot of 'Dune' alongside Timothée Chalamet

Adding to the ever-expanding list of reputable actors joining this saga is Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, who will play Stilgar, the leader of a tribe that will help the lead character, played by Timothée Chalamet.

The rest of the cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya, and is expected to begin production next month in Europe, directed by “Blade Runner 2049” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve.

Here's a quick summary about 'Dune':

Set in the distant future, “Dune” follows Paul Atreides (Chalamet), whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Atreides is betrayed, he leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign.

Source: https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1091422364951138304

Barcelonian singer Rosalía says she feels a hundred percent Latina for Billboard latin

The people in Billboard latin don't seem to know what "latino" means because they interviewed Barcelonian Singer for their new "growing up latino" episode, in that interview she says she "feels a hundred percent Latina" and every time she visits countries like Panama and Mexico she is at home, and her flamenco sound is a combination of Colombian rhythms, guajira and rumba.

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ONTD , have you ever used semantics to jump on the latino bandwagon?

Mariah Carey waves off controversy, gets coin in Saudi Arabia

Mariah Carey, a noted career trailblazer, was the first international female artist to perform in Saudi Arabia since restrictions on gender segregation were lifted.

The Elusive Morality Chanteuse put on a show alongside other struggling entertainers DJ Tiesto and Sean Paul at King Abdullah Economic City – a multi-billion dollar mega-city north of Mecca.

Enrique Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta also showed off their public support of liberalizing reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by performing in the kingdom in December, in exchange for a single digit uptick in personal wealth.

Not all fans of the Nihilistic Christmas Chanteuse could attend, of course, as some are imprisoned activists of women's rights in the newly progressive kingdom.

Amnesty International had urged Carey to use her voice to help release female rights activists from prison. Carey's publicist, however, said the singer was "presented with the offer to perform for an international and mixed gender audience in Saudi Arabia" and "accepted the opportunity as a positive step towards the dissolution of gender segregation".

"As the first female international artist to perform in Saudi Arabia, Mariah recognizes the cultural significance of this event and will continue to support global efforts towards equality for all," Carey's publicist added.

‘In the Dark’ Producers Explain Why They Didn’t Cast a Blind Actress in the Lead Role

The CW’s upcoming drama “In the Dark” stars Perry Mattfield as a blind women who is the only witness to her friend’s murder.
They were asked whether they considered casting an actual blind woman for the role.
They went to 29 different organizations for the blind hoping to find the show’s lead. 

“We went about searching for a blind actor immediately, and looked all over. We saw many, many auditions, and ultimately we went with Perry because she was the best actor for the role in a really exciting way.”


Six-part Asian horror anthology 'Folklore' debuts on HBO Go and HBO Now


  • In October of last year, HBO Asia started a six-part horror anthology called Folkore. Each episode is self-contained and from a different Asian country (Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea). Every episode is based on a myth or urban legend local to the country it's made in.
  • All six episodes are now available on HBO Go and HBO Now in the U.S.

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Jameela Jamil Responds To Backlash Over ‘Inclusive’ Campaign For Aerie

Jameela Jamil is facing backlash after starring in an “inclusive” ad campaign for Aerie.
It turns out, it’s not quite as inclusive as she thought.
The actress tweeted the new campaign is “inclusive of everyone”.
Users pointed out that Aerie lacks “size inclusivity” and fails to provide a range of clothing sizes for all body types.
She thanked the Twitterverse for “educating” her on the issues and being outspoken to help bring change. 

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Free For All Friday

Make good choices this weekend!

Today is Change Your Password Day!

No porn, nudes, pic spamming, fighting, advertising, rudeness, huge browser slowing comments.

Put multiple images/tweets, etc. under a spoiler cut (code is below):

Start submitting your cards to valenstans.ontd@gmail.com
toxic_illusion will be handling the event


2016 (10 episodes)
Set in the '80s, a group of summer camp counselors is targeted by a malevolent threat.


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Also, please welcome your new mod, hjalmartazar
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ONTD Original: How Can We Improve Our Beloved Social Media Sites?

𝙷𝚘𝚠 𝙲𝚊𝚗 𝚆𝚎 𝙸𝚖𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝙾𝚞𝚛 𝙱𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚍 𝚂𝚘𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝙼𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚊 𝚂𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚜?

ONTD Original

As we're seeing some internet changes cool, bad, and ideas we're unsure of, I couldn't help but think about what changes I'd like to see on other social media and other websites. @ ONTD web developers, computer engineers, Java Chip Script Frappuccino legends. We might see more amalgamations in the future, and/or sites just simply dying.

Now idk if these features already exist and I just don't know, and they might be accessible with a simple plug in to download. These are probably trash ideas but they can't be as messy as what FB has become.

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ONTD, what new features and updates can you think of for websites/apps?

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Quicksand: Season 1 | Teaser | Netflix

Quicksand is an upcoming Swedish crime drama based on the eponymous book, Quicksand (Störst av allt) by Malin Persson Giolito.

Quicksand shows "a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest neighbourhood Djursholm, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder. When the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too are the private details about her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family."

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Star Trek Discovery - 2x04 Trailer, Carpool Karaoke Teaser Clips and New Spock Clip

{More Carpool Karaoke featuring David Bowie's Space Oddity, the Vulcan Salute in Downtown Toronto, and new Promo featuring SPOCK...}Collapse )

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Are you being spied on by the retired Captain of the USS Shenzhou, now Starfleet Security Consultant Philippa Georgiou, ONTD Discoteers? 🖖

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Siren 2X03 promo

Promo for episode 2X03, “Natural Order”.

'Ryn fights to maintain leadership of the pack when the other mermaids question her loyalties. Ben interferes in a mermaid ritual causing friction between himself and Ryn, meanwhile, Helen discovers more about her family lineage.'


What did you think of the episode?

SVU Promo for 20x14: Rollins Blames the Victim Again, and Stone Is a Douche! What Else Is New?

In next week's SVU episode, baby number 2 does not seem to have mellowed out Rollins either, as she appears to angrily blame a victim for "ending the life" of her abusive husband (lmao). Also, Stone is all excited to convict this woman, of course, and he chews out Benson and her ~bleeding heart~ (read: advocacy for victims) in the process. Such likeable characters, the both of them. I really enjoy it when episodes are all about them.


ONTD, did you watch last night's episode? Did you kinda enjoy the dumb twists? And are you glad Amanda's babydaddy is finally out of the picture? Until he comes back to sue her for custody, that is? Did you think that entire storyline was a huge waste of both time and George Newbern? And, DILF-y cuteness in that gif aside, have you come around on the idea of Caruso and Rollins possibly dating? Because I haven't tbh and I never will. Justice for Barisi!