February 25th, 2019


'Green Book' screenwriter claims Don Shirley told him not to contact his family

Nick Vallelonga told reporters about why he didn't thank Don Shirley onstage and why he didn't contact Shirley's family, "You get nervous up there. Mahershala thanked Don. If you’re discussing the Don Shirley family thing, that falls on me. Don Shirley himself told me to not talk to anyone... he was an amazing man. He told me — if you’re going to tell the story, you tell it from your father and me. And also he told me, 'Don’t tell it until I pass away.'"

He added, “We invited them to all the screenings and to discussions. I was personally not allowed to speak to his family, per Don Shirley’s wishes... Don Shirley and my father had an amazing story together.”


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'Green Book' wins Best Picture at this year's hostless Oscars, full list of winners

So we had the first hostless Oscars in 30 years and surprisingly it went pretty well. Most of the winners were actually pretty great as well (and incredibly diverse - including the actors, as 3/4 this year were POCs).

But, the moldy icing on this moderately OK cake is what will arguably be the worst Best Picture winner in Oscars history, the heavily controversial, dull, and contrived as hell 'Green Book'. Here's the list of all of the winners - the expectant wins, the shocks (damn Olivia Colman), and mostly some truly deserved wins.

[Full list of Oscar winners]ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk


Free Solo




Black Panther


Black Panther




Bohemian Rhapsody


Bohemian Rhapsody




Bohemian Rhapsody


Mahershala Ali, Green Book


Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse




Period. End of Sentence.


First Man




Green Book




Black Panther


"Shallow," A Star Is Born


Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody


Olivia Colman, The Favourite


Alfonso Cuarón, Roma


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Rami Malek Won An Oscar And Then Fell Off The Stage

Rami Malek won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role and then later (after the ceremony ended) fell off the stage.



Paramedics were there to help and then he popped bottles:

Here's his acceptance speech:

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UPDATE - R Kelly Cannot Post Bond, Still in the Slammer - Pleads Not Guilty

UPDATE: Kelly's lawyer has entered a plea of NOT GUILTY on sex abuse charges. Michael Avanetti apparently has a third tape of a victim that he is trying to bring to authorities.

Illiterate predator and mismanager of funds, Robert Kelly is still in jail. His bond was set by the judge at $1,000,000 but Kelly only needs to post 10% of that to get out. But he can't!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly's horrible and incompetent lawyer, Steve Greenberg, says that problem is due to Kelly mismanaging his money, child support arrears, overdue rent, "hangers-on" and "bad deals", to OP this just translates to buying luxury crap and paying out for all those NDAs. Greenberg says he's trying to get it together and Illinois doesn't have bondsmen so no one can post for Kelly's behalf.

Kelly's lawyer also got into it with legendary music journalist Jim DeRogatis after Greenberg alleged during a press conference that one of Kelly's accusers lied about her age and that DeRogatis, who has a book coming out in June about Kelly, had an ulterior motive. There are two testy exchanges between the two but this starts at the 8:20 mark.

DeRogatis: "Don't misquote a victim, Mr. Greenberg... I don’t give a fuck about selling a single book. I’ve talked to that woman, and I’ve talked to 47 others.”

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Taron Egerton Sings "Tiny Dancer" at Elton John's Oscars Party

  • Every year, Elton John hosts an Oscars viewing party, which includes an auction to benefit his AIDS foundation.

  • This year, Taron Egerton, who is playing John in the upcoming film Rocketman, sang John's hit "Tiny Dancer" while Elton accompanied him on piano and backing vocals.

  • According to reports, the performance was spontaneously suggested by Taron after he auctioned a trip to London for the premiere.


I don't believe for a second this wasn't planned, but he sounds pretty good!

And the Oscar Ratings Are....Up!

While these are still early numbers, even the Academy themselves may have taken home the gold.

The awards show,which mercifully had no host this year, drew a 20.1 rating in metered market households, up approximately 6% from the 18.9 last year’s telecast drew, despite white people on LinkedIn constantly asking who could care.


How many points did you get from The Oscar Game? I got 244!
Tim & Saoirse

Vanity Fair Oscar Party Pics 2019

While I can't speak to the attendance at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, it's evident that the red carpet was very well-attended. Above are looks from Gemma Chan, Kerry Washington, Isla Fisher and more - click the cut for additional photos.

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Favorite look from the Vanity Fair party? Post more in the comments!

Madonna and Lady Gaga party together after the Oscar's


Lady Gaga and Madonna were photographed together at her prestigious Oscar party hosted at her manager Guy Oseary's house.

The event partnered with Time Magazine, who photographed the two pop stars embracing in a series of photos.

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Piers Morgan on "extraordinary 2-hour restaurant chat" with pop star Ariana Grande

The two engaged in "a ferocious debate about feminism" over drinks.

Source: Twitter
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Cause of Death Revealed for KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous

-Died December 27th, 2018

Details are just being released now about KTLA new anchor's death.
-It was determined that Chris Burrous had a meth overdose during a sexual encounter with his partner at a hotel.
-Other contributing factors included hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
-The male individual with him has not been identified and the death was ruled accidental.
-He leaves behind his wife and 9 year old daughter


Miley Cyrus stuns at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party


Miley Cyrus stepped out with her husband, Liam Hemsworth, to the Vanity Fair Oscar party last night. She looked phenomenal in a low-cut Saint Laurent gown paired with a Bvlgari necklace. The singer celebrated also being the cover girl for the magazine's March issue.

Cyrus recently said she has been working with designers to create custom looks that are vegan/sustainable, and her dress last night was one-of-a-kind and made specifically for her.

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ONTD Roundup

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Living Proof of New York Times' Criticism: Riverdale Cast at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Last year, Camila Mendes attended Vanity Fair's Oscar Party, and she's at it again. This time with her boyfriend and co-star Charles Melton. Co-Stars Madelaine Petsch and Cole Sprouse were also at the party. Cole met his brother's girlfriend, model Barbara Palvin, and had a mini Disney reunion with Nick Jonas.

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The View Round-Up: Oscars, Dianne Feinstein, Robert Kramer, Abducted in Plain Sight

Sunny thinks the ceremony needed more pomp and circumstance. Abby says she doesn't think it needed a host. Meghan and Joy both fell asleep.

Meghan is against people using children as political props. Sunny thinks kids today know a lot about climate change. Joy gives the example of activist Larry Kramer who went after Elizabeth Taylor because he thought she could be persuaded more than the anti people.

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Tim & Saoirse

VF Oscar Portrait Studio 2019


Vanity Fair has begun posting photos by Mark Seliger from their annual Oscar portrait studio to Instagram. Here, we have Selma Blair, making her first public appearance since being diagnosed with MS last year.

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Spike looks so happy

Rami Malek criticized for calling queen vocalist “gay”

The winner for best leading actor for bohemian rhapsody has been criticized during this award season due to failing to acknowledge past relationships queen late vocalist, Freddie Mercury, had with both women and men.

"We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself," Malek said during his acceptance speech

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Michelle Yeoh post: Elle Magazine's Legends issue & at the Oscars

Since this post is tweet-heavy I also used spoiler cuts throughout.

Michelle Yeoh is featured in the Legends issue for Elle magazine. Some tidbits from the article:

  • She says she's always hungry. She's also a Leo!

  • On the iconic scene in Crazy Rich Asians where her character, Eleanor, tells Rachel that she'll never be enough: “I’ve never had this conversation with Constance, but something definitely intimidated her every time,” says director Jon M. Chu. “Constance couldn’t get through the scene because she would just break down and cry. It was just so brutal. They’re just words! It’s crazy.”

  • Chu has also said that Yeoh should have more recognition and be on the same level as Meryl Streep.

  • For years she was billed as "Michelle Khan" but after appearing in 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies, she started using her birth name.

  • On crossing over to Hollywood: “When I first came out here, honestly, there was no regard for Asian actors,” Yeoh says. “They were like, ‘Oh, you speak English!’”

  • The interviewer reads this tweet to her. (She laughs in response.)

  • On her gorgeous ring used in Crazy Rich Asians: "I believe in treating yourself. I believe that things should speak to you, and when I saw that stone, it was like love at first sight.”

Some pictures from the article! She's gorgeous.
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Oscars Red Carpet: Wearing a stunning Elie Saab gown & short interview addressing gender diversity
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James McAvoy to Auction Autographed Shirt from Oscars for Charity

After finding a sharpie in the green room backstage at the Oscars, James McAvoy had some fellow actors sign his shirt with the idea of having it auctioned off for charity at a later date. He lists some charities that he works with (like USF and Retrak) ,but the details aren't there yet seeing as he'd just come up with the idea "off the cuff" and "alcohol fueled".

Some of the autographs he got include: Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Frances McDormand, Michael B Jordan, Emilia Clarke, Sam Rockwell, Amy Adams, Charlize Theron, and more

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What's been your best alcohol fueled idea?

Ariana Grande surpasses Selena Gomez as the most followed woman on Instagram

Ariana Grande recently surpassed Whispering Chanteuse™ Selena Gomez on Instagram as the most followed woman on the platform. Billboard reports Grande amassed 13 million new followers over the past 4 months alone. Gomez has 146,267,801 while Grande just barely outpaced her with 146,286,173 followers. That’s only a 18,372 difference and those numbers have already likely changed. Cristiano Ronaldo remains the most followed person on Instagram with over 155 million followers.

ONTD, how many followers do you have?

Tim & Saoirse

Vogue and GQ pick the Best Dressed at the 2019 Oscars

Check out five of Vogue's picks for best dressed below the cut.

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Check of five of GQ's picks for best dressed below the cut.

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Scratching my head at some of these choices, but I absolutely loved Elsie's look! Who were your best dressed of the night, ONTD?

Bebe Rexha shares texts of her dad insulting her, then backtracks and defends him

Bebe Rexha regrettably shared a text message her father had sent her, where he compared her social media posts to "pornography" and said he's ashamed to go in public because of her.

The 29-year-old Albanian singer captioned the post "My dad hates me", but ultimately deleted the post and began defending her father:

Update: Tweets defending him have now been deleted too.

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Do your parents put you down, ONTD?

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R. Kelly has posted bond and will be released

Earlier today, Robert Kelly pleaded not guilty on the sex abuse charges. After being in jail for the past 48 hours, Kelly has now posted bond and is about to be released from Cook County jail.

Michael Avenatti talked to Chicago's WGN News about handing the second video to prosecutors and learning the existence of a third tape. Not much is known about who is in the third tape and if they are part of the current indictment.


Pop Music Emergency: Carly Rae Jepsen is releasing TWO singles on Wednesday

🚨 Pop Music Emergency! 🚨
In a shocking pop music twist, Carly Rae Jepsen just casually announced this morning that a second single titled “No Drug Like Me” will also be released alongside “Now That I Found You” on Wednesday, February 27th. Pre-save both singles here!

ONTD, which song are you most excited to listen to?

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Ashley Graham Accused Of Being ‘Racist’ After Asking Jason Momoa To Do The Haka On Oscars Red Carpet

Ashley Graham has been slammed on Twitter after being shut down by Jason Momoa and his wife Lisa Bonet for asking the actor to show her his Haka dance moves.
The social media world labelled the model “racist” for asking such a thing of the Honolulu-born actor.
Momoa and his other half immediately looked unimpressed and refused to dance on demand.

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Spike Lee stormed out when Green Book was announed as Best Picture at the Oscars

When Green Book was announced as Best Picture winner, BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee furiously walked toward the back of the auditorium.
He then turned back and appeared to get into an intense conversation with Jordan Peele, who was behind him.
He then paced the aisle and stormed to the back of the auditorium.
When he came back, he turned his back to the stage during the speech.

[another take]

[Spike Lee is asked about the moment]

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Spike Lee Unsurprised by Trump Calling His Oscar Speech Racist

Near the end of Spike Lee's acceptance speech for Adapted Screenplay, he pleaded with viewers to be on the right side of history as the 2020 presidential elections are just around the corner.

That person in the White House took offense to this even though he wasn't explicitly mentioned.

When EW asked Spike Lee for comment, he was unsurprised.

“Well, it’s okee-doke, you know. They change the narrative. They did the same thing with the African-American players who were kneeling, trying to make it into an anti-American thing, an anti-patriotic thing, and an anti-military thing. But no one’s going for that.”

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IJAF! ONTD Reading Challenge for March

milfordacademy and myself are back with more books!
If you don’t recognize this old-school ONTD reference, do yourself a favour and don’t google it. It’s just a fact that this month, our task is to read a nonfiction book.

As always, the books in this post are only suggestions; please feel free to choose whatever nonfiction book you want to! Add your own recs in the comments, or discuss what you will be reading this month.

Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
by Jennifer Wright

In 1518, in a small town in France, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced herself to her death six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had died from the mysterious dancing plague. In late-nineteenth-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome—a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure. And in turn-of-the-century New York, an Irish cook caused two lethal outbreaks of typhoid fever, a case that transformed her into the notorious Typhoid Mary and led to historic medical breakthroughs.

Throughout time, humans have been terrified and fascinated by the plagues they've suffered from. Get Well Soon delivers the gruesome, morbid details of some of the worst plagues in human history, as well as stories of the heroic figures who fought to ease their suffering. With her signature mix of in-depth research and upbeat storytelling, and not a little dark humor, Jennifer Wright explores history’s most gripping and deadly outbreaks.

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Let's talk nonfic books, ONTD!
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Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Spike Lee, more Oscar winners get their trophies engraved

Regina King, supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk (also Shannon Dill at the end there, producer for best documentary Free Solo)

Because I always found this bit of the Oscars fun (plus the looks on the winners' faces are wonderful), here are some of last night's winners watching as their Oscars get their plaques engraved. This happens after the ceremony at the Governors' Ball (also where that stupid clip of Rami wasting champagne came from, as you can see under the cut).

Winners get plaque-less trophies when they win (hence why the black base of the statue is blank), and afterwards they go to get it engraved. Also pretty sure they make plaques of all nominees beforehand and probably just melt the losers' plaques? Oh well.

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If you see any I missed, lemme know!

Sources: https://twitter.com/Variety/media
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Nicollette Sheridan exits Dynasty + RHOBH feud

-In an unexpected move...Nicollette Sheridan is leaving Dynasty after joining the cast last year as Alexis Carrington. She states that she needs to focus on "personal family responsibilities"

-Dynasty execs are thinking about recasting the role.

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Such a shame as she seemed like she was having a blast on the show.
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Lucky Charms flavored beer to launch this weekend

- Smartmouth Beer is releasing Saturday Morning Marshmallow IPA on March 2nd (from 12:00pm - 10:00pm)
- Only available in Virginia
- The beer is made with "with pounds of marshmallows, some of which we toasted, along with tropical fruity Calypso hops. The result is magically ridiculous."
- For those who want to go, address is at the 2nd source

Would you try this ONTD? What other breakfast cereals should they do next?
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Mel B says Lady Gaga 'broke girl code' during Oscars performance with Bradley Cooper


Gaga and Cooper sent fans into a frenzy Sunday night after they sang “Shallow” together and shared steamy chemistry throughout the performance.

Spice Girls singer Mel B did not approve of the performance as she found it too “uncomfortable” to watch, especially as Cooper’s girlfriend, Irina Shayk, was in the audience.

Mel B said to cohost Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain on Monday:

“I felt so uncomfortable for Bradley’s girlfriend, oh my gosh,” “I would like to think it was part of the whole performance, because there’s a women’s code and hopefully that’s not … hopefully it’s only professional.”


Do you ship these two, ONTD? Who do you ship?
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Why Our Horror Movies Are Different Now – Wisecrack Edition

Why were there so many serial killer movies in the 90s? Or Satanic films in the 80s? Or zombie films in the 2000s? In this Wisecrack Edition, we dive into the history of Hollywood’s most economically resilient genre to unearth the social, financial, and technological issues that informed some of cinema’s most iconic scares.