February 13th, 2019

ONTD Original – Some Throwback and Modern Afrofuturism Tracks to Celebrate Black History Month

OP was tired of the relentless news hitting us day after day this supposed to be a celebratory month, so she wanted to make a little escape post and what better way to make a post featuring some songs and artists that have explored Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is an aesthetic and philosophy of combining the Diaspora with technology. To OP, this also means a sense of freedom from oppression and discrimination black people have faced and how to build a place that is free from those things. The list features some classic cookout tracks with some more modern choices. (Don’t ask me why Erykah Badu is not on the list. Sis for the past few years needs to have all the window seats. Thank you!)

Outkast – “The Prototype”

The group has touched on afrofuturism on past albums, but this song and video is so fun and cute!
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After the past few weeks of being inundated with that BBQ Grill singer, these wildin’ out Virginia politicians, and that Esquire article, OP hopes that this post gave you a smile. Share your favorites, please!

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Eurovision roundup: more songs + more artists (and another returnee!!!!)

Hello! It took me a little while because I was waiting for Israel's selection, but we've got plenty of new entries:


(Il Volo also took part in Sanremo and finished in 3rd place).

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And artists, with the return of:
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This weekend, we will know who will represent Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia and Romania!

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MA - Official Trailer

Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner in a quiet Ohio town who one day is asked by Maggie (Diana Silvers), a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends. Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own, and offers them the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in her basement. Her hospitality quickly starts to curdle into obsession.
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Brie Larson Isn’t Letting Her ‘Captain Marvel’ Press Tour Be ‘Overwhelmingly’ White and Male

Brie Larson is taking steps to ensure her press tour for her new film "Captain Marvel" is inclusive.

The actress handpicked Keah Brown to be her interviewer for a new Marie Claire interview. Brown called the designation the “biggest opportunity” she’s had in her career and noted that “nobody usually wants to take a chance on a disabled journalist.”

“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male,” Larson said when asked about her reasons for choosing Brown as her interviewer. “So, I spoke to Dr. Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. After speaking with you, the film critic Valerie Complex and a few other women of color, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others. When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses.”

“I want to go out of my way to connect the dots,” Larson said. “It just took me using the power that I’ve been given now as Captain Marvel. [The role] comes with all these privileges and powers that make me feel uncomfortable because I don’t really need them…It’s a by-product of the profession and a sign of the times. But any uncomfortableness I feel is balanced by the knowledge that it gives me the ability to advocate for myself and others.”


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Justin Bieber Is Seeking Treatment for Depression

Justin Bieber is allegedly seeking professional help for depression. An insider is telling E! that the Hillsong church member has been battling depression.
Source claims the singer is "batting depression and he's been having a difficult time."
"He really wants to get better," an insider claims. "He has been seeking all the help he can get."

The insider adds that "this is just something [Justin] has to deal with" and that he is actively seeking professional help. "He is in outpatient therapy and getting help every day," the source explains. "This is his focus right now."

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Brie Larson for The Hollywood Reporter


Brie Larson covers the new edition of The Hollywood Reporter and discusses 'Captain Marvel': "The very nature of this film means that I'm having conversations that I'd like to have about what it means to be a woman," Larson says. "What strength looks like, the complexities of the female experience, female representation. It's surprising and cool that my first giant movie I get to be having those kinds of conversations. But that's also why I've waited and been particular about what jobs I do."

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Guest on 'Desus and Mero'

  • Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the first guest on Desus and Mero.

  • The new series premieres Feburary 21st on Showtime.

  • The show's premise: In this weekly half-hour late-night comedy series, popular TV and podcast personalities Desus Nice and The Kid Mero speak off the cuff and chat with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more. The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to the late-night talk show genre, delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics, that keeps audiences buzzing.

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Will you be watching?

Amy Acker cast as the fourth Shepherd sister in Grey's Anatomy

Amy Acker has been tapped to portray Kathleen Shepherd, the only sister we haven't met yet, in an Amelia-centric episode.

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Queer Eye Announces Season 3 along with a preview of a new CRJ song!

Queer Eye announced today on twitter that the new season starts March 15th, blessing us with a preview of Carly Rae Jepson's new song, "Now That I Found You"

You can pre-save (?) and listen to the full song when it's released on March 15th.

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Flowers for Valentine’s Day? Nah. Gift your loved ones a bouquet of breadsticks from Olive Garden

Flowers for Valentine’s Day? Groundbreaking. How about you gift your loved ones breadsticks from Olive Garden instead? If you’re interested in gifting these to somebody special, you’ll have to download & print one of the five designs available by Olive Garden, go to a local restaurant near you, order the breadsticks and then voila! You’ll have your very own bouquet of breadsticks.

There are five designs with different sayings such as:
1) Love at first bite.
2) My love for you in never ending
3) Roses are red, violets are blue, here’s a bouquet of breadsticks I made for you.
4) To have and to hold, and most importantly, to eat.
5) We belong together like spaghetti and meatballs.

Or maybe stay for their Valentine’s Day Special? The restaurant chain is offering a special dinner for two now until tomorrow. At $35.99, the dinner includes breadsticks and soup or salad, five cheese marinara or alfredo dipping sauce, five cheese ziti al forno or chicken alfredo for an entree and black tie mousse cake or tiramisu for dessert.

ONTD, do you love bread sticks?

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Sam Smith posts shirtless pic, reclaiming his curves


Always open about his relationship with his body, he posted a picture claiming he now reclaims his body, hips and curves.

He then thanked the photographer, Ryan P. Fluger, and ended the post, writing, "I’ll always be at war with this bloody mirror but this shoot and this day was a step in the right fucking direction 👅🤘🏼🍑."

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Apple Will Announce New Streaming Service in March

Apple will announce a new streaming service and news service next month.

Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, and JJ Abrams are set to attend the event, which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. The actresses are starring in television shows that Apple has purchased, and JJ Abrams is directing one of them.

Apple's upcoming video service will be similar to Amazon's Prime video option and Netflix's service. It will include TV shows and movies acquired by or funded by Apple, and Apple has more than two dozen original television shows in the works.

The news service will be cost around $10 and allow unlimited access to the New York Times, Washington Post, etc. They will also launch a similar magazine service. It might be bundled with the news service.

New hardware is not expected to be announced.


are you burned out by all these streaming services being launched? who will you subscribe to?
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🔎MYSTERY! Young (animatronic) boy has hands stolen at Walt Disney World!🔍

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Buzzy in happier times

Mimimicking a particularly sick episode of SVU, Buzzy, a young animatronic boy from Epcot's Cranium Command has reportedly had his clothing and hands(!) stolen. Suspects include urban explorers and bitter cast members looking to make between $500-$8k USD (!!) on the black market.

Disney superfan and niche pop culture historian Jenny Nicholson made an in depth video about this tragedy, touching on the history of the ride and the urban explorer culture around defunct attractions at the parks:


I hope this terrible crime is solved soon and Buzzy can be reunited with his hands. I don't agree with Jenny's theory that Buzzy himself has also been stolen, as there are only police reports for the clothes and severed hands. I think he has faked his own kidnapping and is lying low.

《note to mods: the story has been ongoing for a while but the video was uploaded only yesterday and has more updated info than the older article i use as source 1》

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Jennifer Lopez announces North American summer tour

JLO is going to be coming to your city! (hopefully) The international superstar announced on Ellen today that she decided to tour to celebrate her 50th (!) birthday:

"This summer I am celebrating. My birthday is in July so this summer I decided I want to do something big for my birthday, since it is a big birthday. I'm going on a U.S. tour. It's called It's My Party. It's the It's My Party Tour!" she said.

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Are you gonna be seeing Jenny live?

Source 1: https://twitter.com/evenko/status/1095692562273390593
Source 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K4xegsiLzw
Source 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxM96wLtY98
Source 4: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-superstar-jennifer-lopez-announces-north-american-its-my-party-the-live-celebration-tour-to-celebrate-milestone-birthday-with-fans-300795066.html

Game of Thrones' Lena Headey Claps Back at Criticism Over Not Wearing Makeup

In reference to a recent video the star posted of herself.
She shared a screenshot of a comment from someone urging her to wear makeup on camera. 
"Don't record yourself without makeup again please," the person wrote.

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Miranda Lambert involved in public confrontation at Nashville restaurant

Lambert was dining with her mother and a family friend at a restaurant when an older man began fighting with Lambert's friend in the restroom after making a comment about millennials and their phones.
The argument spilled over into the restaurant, where the unidentified man approached Lambert's table and began screaming. 
Lambert began to get riled up and started making angry comments of her own to the man who had started the argument. 
She walked over to the man's wife, engaging in an argument with her and finally throwing a salad in the woman's lap.

Lambert and her party had already left by the time officers arrived at the restaurant. 

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ONTD Original: 2000 - A year of one hit wonders, Pt. 2


The early part of the 21st century was one of the most confusing eras in music. As the 90's came to an end and we moved into Y2K, music didn't have a big boom period for any one genre. Due to the mix of genres in the mainstream, we were bombarded with a horde of one hit wonders. 19 years ago, artists like Sonique, Samantha Mumba and Nine Days were topping the charts. The artists who created their major year 2000 hits were never able to replicate the success. However, their songs always bring back the nostalgia. The year 2000 begins the "part two" of our 2000's one hit wonder series. Let's take another look at the best one hit wonders of the year!


Hoku's "Another Dumb Blonde" didn't age as well as some of the other music released in this year. "Another Dumb Blonde" is Hoku's only true successful single. The song was released in January 2000 and eventually peaked at no. 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Hoku went on to see some minimal exposure for her song on the "Legally Blonde" soundtrack.

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The Product G&B - Maria Maria
Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You
Macy Gray - I Try
Ruff Endz - No More
Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Nine Days - Absolutely (Story of a Girl)
Sonique - It Feels So Good
Filter - Take A Picture
BBMak - Back Here
Carl Thomas - I Wish
Alice DeeJay - Better Off Alone
Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out

What were you jamming to in 2000, ONTD?
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50th annual NAACP Image Awards Nominations Are Out!

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, will receive the NAACP chairman’s award, given to individuals who display exemplary public service and use their platforms to create change!

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Michael B Jordan – Creed II (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)
Denzel Washington – The Equalizer 2 (Columbia Pictures)
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Stephan James – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)
KiKi Layne – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Sanaa Lathan – Nappily Ever After (Marc Platt Production/Badabing Pictures Production for Netflix)
Viola Davis – Widows (20th Century Fox)

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The NAACP Awards air March 30th on TV One. Find the rest of the nominees at the source.


Cardi B returns to Instagram to announce new single with Bruno Mars


Fresh off of her historic Grammy win and returning to Instagram after deactivating for a few days, Cardi B announced a new single with Pocket Prince™ Bruno Mars. She writes, “Ok so I’m back from retirement to announce I have a brand new song coming out Friday at midnight with @brunomars.”


Why Lucas Hedges Is Happy to Be Out of a Job

He's been working nonstop for three years since he earned an Oscar nomination.
He quit college and became a full-time actor.
22-year-old Lucas Hedges is out of a job.
He is going to visit his girlfriend actress Taylor Russell. then take a family trip.
He is going to look at his life and his relationships outside of work-related environments.
When he’s ready to sign on to a new project, he says a comedy would be great.


North West, 5, already has a boyfriend

Social media is speculating that Kim and Kanye's eldest daughter, North West, might already have a boyfriend.

Rapper Consequence's 6-year-old son, Caiden, shared photos on Instagram buying North jewelry (captioned "She's going to love it"), and then captioned another photo of them together as "Boo'd Up".


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As 'Game of Thrones' Returns, Emmy Contenders Alter Strategies

There is plenty of room in the drama race for new nominees.
Of 2018's Emmy-nominated dramas, only GOT and NBC's This Is Us will be eligible in 2019.
Stranger Things, The Crown, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale, Westworld are out of consideration for the 2019 race. 
Their new seasons don't bow until after the TV Academy's window of eligibility closes June 1.

Potential new beneficiaries of these vacancies HBO's Succession, BBC America's Killing Eve, Amazon's Homecoming, FX's Pose and CBS All Access' The Good Fight. 

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St. Vincent and Dua Lipa perform Masseduction/One Kiss at Grammys plus Rolling Stone Interviews.

-St. Vincent & Dua Lipa share the stage for mashup performance of their respective songs, 'Masseduction' and 'One Kiss.
-"So lucky to have shared the grammy stage with my twin for the night...the coolest, kindest and most talented St. Vincent 🖤"(Dua Lipa)

-Dua Lipa responded to the sexist President of the Grammys in her win by stating that the women this year stepped up their game.
-St. Vincent said she was glad she said that because women are expected to work harder than men to achieve what they want, and how ignorant and arrogant what Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said last year.

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Bret Michaels talks about his teenage daughter's bikini modeling career

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Noted reality star and semi-noted rock star Bret Michaels is talking about the sexy modeling career of his 18-year-old daughter, Raine. She recently posed for a racy Sports Illustrated photoshoot.

He says:

“When you look back as a dad, and this is your comeuppance coming full circle, right?”

“As a dad, I’m proud, but there’s bittersweetness involved, because it’s your daughter doing bikini [modeling]... I just look at it like this: I think she will be classy, it’ll be awesome and I’m proud.”

Bret is known for his racy music videos, songs, and even racier VH1 reality series, Rock of Love. On the show, scantily clad women competed for his attention... and even gave him a four-way.


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If you missed it: the sexiest moments from the VH1 "of love" shows


Frozen 2 | Official Teaser Trailer

From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

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Katy Perry and Zedd to Drop Their Collaboration on Valentine's Day

-Katy Perry has no plans on dropping a new album anytime soon, but that hasn't stopped her from making music.
-She's dropping her new collaboration with Zedd on Valentine's Day called "365."

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What do you think ONTD? Will it be a hit?

Mariah Carey doesn’t know The Chainsmokers and confused them for One Direction

While promoting their upcoming tour with 5SOS on The Morning Mash Up, EDM Trash Duo The Chainsmokers talked about the time they met Mariah Carey and she confused them for One Direction. The “H.A.T.E.U.” singer then tweeted a reply writing, “@TheChainsmokers of course I know you!! I love your song "that's what makes you beautiful"!”

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"Don't Believe the Hype": Chuck E. Cheese Denies Pizza Conspiracy After Shane Dawson Video

Is Chuck E. Cheese feeding kids leftovers?

YouTuber Shane Dawson uploaded a new video on Monday discussing the conspiracy theory that Chuck E. Cheese recycles its pizza slices; i.e., if someone doesn't finish their whole pizza, an employee would allegedly take the remaining slices to reheat and serve to someone else. According to E! News, which I'll trust since I'll never watch one of Shane's videos, "in the video, Shane showed a pizza with different size slices. He also claimed that when he ordered pizza growing up, it looked like a collection of randomly placed slices."

The company addressed the conspiracy in a statement to E! News: "The claims made in this video about Chuck E. Cheese's and our pizza are unequivocally false. No conspiracies here – our pizzas are made to order and we prepare our dough fresh in restaurant, which means that they're not always perfectly uniform in shape, but always delicious."

Chuck E. Cheese has been responding to tweets about it, but are still accused of lying.

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"Murder On My Mind" rapper YNW Melly arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder

Rising star Jamell Demons, known as YNW Melly, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder after allegedly murdering two of his friends in October. Police claim that he and another friend shot the two victims and then staged the crime scene to look like a drive-by.

Back in October, Demons' lawyer gave a statement saying “He’s sad, he’s upset, obviously." "Those were his best friends.”

Kanye collabed with him last month.

The teen's most popular song is the viral hit "Murder On My Mind" where he talks about murder being on his mind.

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Real Housewives Roundup! Is OG of the OC FIRED??? RHONJ Reunion trailer! RHONY Taglines! & more!

-Has the longest running HW about to lose her orange? Sources (Kelly Dodd) say that after a lackluster season, Bravo is attempting to light a fire under Vickis love tank by demoting her to "Friend Of". They've done this to LuAnn De Lesseps and Porsha Williams, both of whom came back with a passion after they were granted full time status again the following season.

-Vicki claims that she is still in negotiations with Bravo but Kelly Dodd made sure to let it be known that they were already filming.

-Vicki of course is said to be devastated.

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Schitt’s Creek 5x06 - “Rock On!” Discussion Post

Sypnosis: Moira and the Jazzagals take Jocelyn out for a night at the casino, while Johnny tries to navigate an awkward conversation with Stevie about intimacy in the workplace.

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ONTD, thoughts on tonight’s episode?

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Adaptational Attractiveness: Hermione, Tyrion and a Million Others

Adaptational Attractiveness is a trope in film and television. This is when a character that is originally written in a novel as being non-attractive is adapted onto screen by a conventionally attractive actor. In this video I focus mainly on Art3mis from Ready Player One, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter franchise and Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones.


Extremely popular kids YouTuber Blippi behind Harlem Shake Poop video

Before becoming a huge kids YouTuber, Blippi tried his hand at comedy videos.

One of those comedy videos apparently involved making a Harlem Shake video while aggressively shitting on his friend.

He apparently regrets the video now.

Blippi seems to have done what he can to remove the video from the internet and he's been fairly successful though the video is still up in some places if you search hard enough.
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James Cameron criticizes Aquaman for its lack of realism

Cameron started by telling that he found James Wan’s DC superhero flick to be “great fun” before launching into a series of back-handed compliments and passive-aggressive statements:

"I could have never made that film because it requires this total dreamlike disconnect from any sense of physics or reality. It exists somewhere between a Greek mythic landscape and a fairy tale landscape. And people just kind of zoom around underwater because … they propel themselves mentally? I guess?"

“I’ve spent thousands of hours underwater. I’m very literal about my underwater. It needs to look like it’s real. And while I can enjoy [Aquaman] I don’t resonate with it because it doesn’t look real.”

"And by the way, [Aquaman] doesn’t help us with our issues of actually understanding the ocean and exploring the ocean and preserving the ocean — though they did throw in a couple things like whales and things like that to remind us we are using the ocean as a garbage dump, so I applaud the film for that. Yeah, I couldn’t have made that movie."

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Who won Celebrity Big Brother 2?

[winner behind cut]
brief recap of how it played out: With his nominees Kandi Burruss and Dina Lohan on the block, Ricky Williams broke a tie and evicted Kandi Burruss. Ricky then proceeded to win the final HOH in a tie breaker. Ricky chose to singlehandedly evict Dina Lohan and Lolo Jones and face Tamar Braxton in final 2. On to the winner...

In a historic night and after 22 seasons, Tamar Braxton became BBUS' first ever black winner in a unanimous vote against Ricky Williams. She's the second houseguest to win in a unanimous vote in the show's history and the first woman ever to do so.

Tonight was also the first time in BBUS history that final 2 has consisted of 2 black houseguests.

America's Favorite Player was rewarded to Tom Green

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Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and more blast the Academy in a new letter

- More than 40 high-profile cinematographers and directors and over 50 members of other branches (editors, costumes, etc.) have signed onto a statement that blasts the Academy for presenting 4 awards during the commercial break and then airing an edited version later in the show (literally for what? to save 30 seconds?)
- Some of the high profile signees: Roger Deakins, Emmanuel Lubezki, Reed Morano, Rachel Morrison, Robert Richardson, Vittorio Storaro, Damien Chazelle, Spike Jonze, Spike Lee, Ang Lee, Dee Rees, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sandy Powell, etc.
- Want the Academy to reverse their decision and air all the categories like they have previously.

If they don't reverse this by Friday...


Academy tries to clarify its commercial-break award disaster

The officers of the Academy of Motion Pictures has sent a letter to all members clarifying its stance on presenting awards during commercial breaks during the ceremony, which continues causing a huge uproar.

The letter breaks down, again, that walking to and from the stage will be the only parts edited out and that each category presented in this matter was chosen "voluntarily" by Disney their branches. The format was fully agreed by the Board of Governors and each branches' executive committees back in August.

They state that the letter is a result of inaccurate reporting and misinformation on social media, but nothing in said letter was inaccurately reported.

This disaster airs next Sunday.