March 27th, 2019

Celebrity reactions to charges against Jussie Smollett being dropped




Taraji P. Henson, Smollett's co-star on Empire, said that she believed in his innocence from the beginning "because I know him and I know his track record."

https://instagram.com/p/BvelU8iBbPc


Gabourey Sidibe, who also stars on Empire, posted this on Instagram with the following caption: "It’s weird that y’all decided that the police were being 100% honest about this case."

MORE REACTIONSCollapse )

Source: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Fleabag/Phoebe Waller Bridge Round-Up

Four new episodes have already aired on BBC 3 and Amazon Prime (the whole thing will be available on May 17th) and no post so...

Season 2 InfoCollapse )

Fleabag Off-BroadwayCollapse )

How are you liking the new season? Are you shookus from last night's episode?

sources: variety vogue

Mel B Rolls Back Claim She Had Sex with Geri

Or does she?


Zig-A-Zig-AhhCollapse )

What do y'all think? Either way [Alyssa voice]I smell a stunt.
sources: people dmb

CBS announces 2019 summer drama premiere dates


In the 7th and final season of Elementary, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson's (Lucy Liu) new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard are disrupted by news that a member of their inner circle has been gravely wounded in the United States. Holmes' stateside legal trouble—the result of a confession to a murder he didn't commit—threatens to keep them from returning to New York. Meanwhile, their greatest foe to date mhmmm..., tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach (James Frain), waits on the horizon to test their limits.


+ Instinct season 2Collapse )
+ Blood & Treasures premiereCollapse )

Source 1 + 2 + 3

Chris Evans Talks Trump, Tom Brady, and those retirement rumors




*Says the rumors of his retirement were overblown, he mentioned wanting to direct more and told his agents to start looking more for those opportunities, and it turned into "Chris Evans says he's retiring."

*Fears being enveloped when he's in a relationship, wants someone who also has their own thing happening. Likes camping alone.

*The idea of not speaking up about political matters because of a fear that it will damage his career or finances feels gross to him, and Marvel doesn't have a problem with him speaking out.

*Says he tried to pull some mental gymnastics to compartmentalize his love of Tom Brady and Tom Brady's love of Trump, but he can't do that anymore and if Brady is still supporting such a dumb shit as Trump, he'd cut him loose.

*Wants to do a musical, was hard to hear he's too old now for West Side Story.

*Doesn't really smoke weed anymore, thinks it gets in his way and at 37 he can't be sitting around getting stoned all the time.

*Makes a bunch of jokes about Cap dying and says he choked up at least 3 times while watching Endgame (or the parts he's seen, doesn't sound like he's seen the whole film cut together.)

Source

Mods, this is different than what was posted yesterday, this is the actual interview which came out this morning.

Stacey Abrams appears on 'The View' and the co-hosts discuss Anita Hill



Stacey Abrams is open to all possibilities but thinks you don't run for second place in an election. She is thinking about running for president, as well as senator or governor a second time. She hasn't decided.



Abrams thinks it's important to call out issues in the electoral process.

Stacey on Biden's comments over Anita Hill hearingCollapse )

Stacey Abrams on the Mueller reportCollapse )

Biden sorry for treatment of Anita HillCollapse )

All charges against Jussie Smollett droppedCollapse )

Source: 1 2 3 4 5 6

ionnalee releases REMEMBER THE FUTURE album art + tracklist


ionnalee has released the album art and tracklist to her upcoming album, REMEMBER THE FUTURE, which features songs with Zola Jesus and Jennie Abrahams. The album is out May 31st!

RTF song teaser + Open Sea videosCollapse )



ionnalee is on tour throughout April and May in support of the album, with Allie X supporting!

Source 2 3 4

Sarah Silverman Slams Hulu For Sticking Her With $1,500 Bill For Emmy Hair And Makeup



Hulu cancelled her series “America, I Love You” after two seasons, despite receiving Emmy nominations.
She revealed that Hulu stuck her with a $1,500 bill to pay for hair and makeup fees when she attended last year’s Emmy Awards as a nominee.

“You know, it’s one of their only shows nominated for Emmys besides ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Even Comedy Central, like 15 years ago, paid for that shit when I was nominated. I was just flummoxed. Wouldn’t it be worth them paying $1,500 to not have me on Matt Wilstein’s podcast saying Hulu wouldn’t pay $1,500 for an Emmy for their network?”

source

First 'Downton Abbey' movie character posters released




Focus Features released four new character posters for their upcoming 'Downton Abbey' movie (out in theaters this September), featuring Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Robert James-Collier as Thomas Barrow, and Michael Fox as Andy.

The rest of the cast includes most of the original show's characters, including Joanne Froggatt, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Dame Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Allen Leech, Brendan Coyle, Jim Carter, and Phyllis Logan.

The original showrunner Julian Fellowes wrote the script, and this is directed by Michael Engler (who directed several of the show's episodes back in the day).


Source: https://twitter.com/FocusFeatures/status/1110919450046287873

ONTD Roundup

Comedian Gary Owen accuses Delta Air Lines of racially profiling his wife, Kenya Duke



His wife Kenya Duke and daughter were at the Cincinnati Airport in Ohio waiting for a flight to San Francisco.

“So, they tell everybody to line up for first [class]. My wife gets in line, and the guy working the gate at B21, Cincinnati Airport asks my wife, ‘Oh, are you in first?’ And my wife said, ‘Yeah, I am.’ And then my wife said, ‘Are you not gonna ask the guy behind me?’ And he goes, ‘No.’ My wife said, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘Cause I don’t feel like it.’ The guy behind her’s a white dude, and the ticket agent was a white dude. But he asked the black lady, ‘Are you in first?’ But not the white dude."

Delta addresses the allegations :
Duke had lined up to board her flight 30 minutes early and was standing outside of the designated boarding area. In an attempt to determine Duke’s boarding zone, the employee asked if she was in first class. According to the representative, the man behind Duke was a few feet away in a proper boarding area.

“Delta apologizes to this customer for her experience and we are reviewing the situation with our Cincinnati team to ensure a better customer interaction moving forward. We take situations like these very seriously and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We are in contact with the customer to better understand what transpired.”

source, 2
Tagged:

Pioneering Hip-Hop Journalist Dee Barnes Is Now Homeless



Dee Barnes has been evicted from her home after a long financial struggle.
Barnes revealed she’s now homeless.
She had recently created a GoFundMe explaining her situation.




source, 2

Facebook (Finally) Starts Banning White Nationalists

After too much bullshit to count, Facebook will finally put the banhammer on White Nationalists next week.

“Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and separatism,” the company said in a blog post. So your posts about clapping when the plane lands are safe.

They've long had 'policies' that were not enough, and they admit that. Any search for supremacist content will be directed to a page maintained by Life After Hate and will continue to develop AI to find this content and keep ahead of bad agents.


source

Where will your relatives go now, ONTD?

The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (Official Trailer)





The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story is a documentary feature that tells the story of famed boy band impresario Lou Pearlman. The film tracks his life from his childhood in Queens, through discovering mega-bands *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys, and chronicles his later life, including his perpetration of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history. Pearlman was serving a 25-year prison sentence for his crimes when he died in 2016 from a heart attack.

This is the first time this story has ever been told from the perspective of the people involved, from the Boy Band members themselves, to Ponzi scheme investors to Lou’s childhood friends. Interviewees include Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC), AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys), Aaron Carter and Ashley Parker Angel (OTown).

The film's director Aaron Kunkle and Lance Bass (who also produced the documentary) did an interesting interview with Refinery29 about sexual allegations against Lou Pearlman, (which are included in the documentary), the last time they spoke with him and why they decided to make the documentary now.



The documentary premieres April 3rd and is available through YouTube Premium.

Source 1
Source 2

Roswell, New Mexico 1x11 Extended Promo "Champagne Supernova"



As the town prepares for the UFO Emporium Re-opening Gala, Liz (Jeanine Mason) and team find themselves on a collision course with an unlikely enemy. Nathan Parsons, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles, Heather Hemmens and Karan Oberoi also star. Edward Ornelas directed the episode written by Adam Lash & Cori Uchida. Original airdate 4/9/2019.

source

Bravo's Mexican Dynasties Discussion Post - "Grudges and Gefilte Fish"

Bravo's latest reality highlights the wealthy (lol okay) families living in Mexico City. The show highlights the Allende family (music, acting), the Bessudo Family (the Jarritos soda empire) and the Madrazo family (the luxury car dynasty, but they drive Mazdas). This show with these white folks is bonkers y'all, not the Real Housewives drama we're used to - the families all know each other there are some idiosyncracies that are hard to ignore with this crazy show. Basically, the show is Great Value version of Arrested Development. Also, Mr. Cohen put more clips of this show on your YT channel. The latest episode: the families all meet for shabbat, there's some boring family arguments and lots of pinched throwback plastic surgery and Adan is still a fucking weirdo is cannot sing. Oscar still looking for love in all the wrong places.

via GIPHY



Boring denouement, Nascar grandmamas, and drug seeking Tinder datesCollapse )

The show, rightfully has gotten criticism for highlighting white folks as the their staff (who are truly the highlights of this weird show) are of darker complexions. Bravo is lowkey reading the criticism because they barely promote it on their social media and barely retweet cast members instead (lmaoooooo to infinity). Also Bravo is already jumping onto to promote a new show called Texicanas, but they white too. Use this to discuss this show and any Bravo show!

I truly only made this post to share this GIF to talk about how weird Adan, who also has a YT channel, is - thank you for your support!
Sources 1 2

I'll do 5 to 10 on it; Teen Shoots over Seat at US Showing



  • The crowd was taking their seats at a reserved theater when the shot man found his seats taken by a stranger.

  • The man tried to show him his ticket, and ended up shot for his troubles by the teen. He later posted a live feed video on Facebook - "Just got shot."

  • The man is in stable condition, and the shooter has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

  • [Spoiler (click to open)]Haven't seen the film? Don't keep reading. No word on if it was really him

source

As someone whose local theater just reached the civilized age with reserved seating...I can't wait to see people yell at seats. No shooting, though. Not needed.

MMA announcer Jimmy Smith found 14 staples in his burrito from Chipotle




MMA announcer Jimmy Smith says that when he took a bite out of his burrito from Chipotle, he found 14 staples in his mouth. “I took one bite and it was something hard in there and I pulled it out of my tooth and it was 14 staples. A brick of staples!”

Smith called the Chipotle in Delray Beach, Florida to complain and “freaked out” on the manager. He was offered another burrito but Smith declined and said he just wanted to let them know so it wouldn’t happen to anyone else.

A rep for Chipotle has already reached out to make things right with Smith, but he’s made it clear he is not seeking free food or money and will not be filing a lawsuit against the company. He just wants to make sure a mistake like this never happens again.

TweetsCollapse )

Sources: 1 | 2

Bella Thorne breaks down reading poem about her late father



Bella Thorne recently released a poetry vinyl audiobook, and read some of her work at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Monday.

The actress broke down while reading a poem about her late father, who passed away after getting into a motorcycle crash in 2007. “I just want to say that my dad might be dead, but I believe in something, and I believe he would be proud of me,” Bella told the audience.

She previously shared the poem on Instagram:

https://instagram.com/p/BvWrJH4FUBs

Source, Source

Lauren Conrad launching her own podcast!


Will be launching May 8th!
Will be asking for the best advice and tips to empower, inspire, and help her listeners find balance and live their best lives.

Trailer preview;


Click here if the trailer it isn't working.

Sources: 1 - 2

Gentleman Jack HBO trailer and stills



* in 1832 Halifax, Anne Lister inherits her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall. She is uninterested in living according to society’s male-dominated rules. Fiercely intelligent and without compromise, Anne lives on her own terms — including her seduction of a woman she wishes to be her wife

* she comes to be known as Gentleman Jack by the other residents of Halifax

* the show will follow Anne’s relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals and, most importantly, her would-be wife, Ann Walker.

* based on a real people: Anne Lister (1791–1840) and Ann Walker

* she’s referred to as the “first modern lesbian” according to the Guardian

* kept coded records of her affairs in a diary that ran to 27 volumes, which were decoded and used as the source material for the series

* in the vein of Killing Eve and Fleabag, this show looks to be a celebration of women who aren’t afraid to live on their own terms

* stars: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, and Gemma Jones

* created, written, and co-directed Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax). The series is directed by women and mostly executive produced by women

[pics]





Source 1

first post *fingers crossed*

Keanu Reeves bonds with passengers following emergency landing



- flight from San Francisco to Burbank landed because of a mechanical issue
- Keanu chose to wait with the passengers
- rode with them in a van to Carls Jr, read to them along the way

videoCollapse )
source, 2

him reading Bakersfield facts and playing their music is sending me, bless him
Tagged:

Khloe Kardashian sends free clothes to fan




follow-up to this post in which Khloe thought it was "cute" that a fan had to work 20 hours to afford a pair of her jeans.

After being dragged to filth on social media, Khloe send said fan clothes from her brand Good American.

source

Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in her first Marvel movie, The Eternals



Angelina Jolie is getting ready to make her first foray into the world of superhero movies. She is in talks to star in Marvel Studios' The Eternals directed by Chloe Zhao.

The plot is unknown but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.

No word on who Jolie would play and nothing from Marvel.

Source

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists | Season 1, Episode 3 Trailer | ...If One of Them is Dead




The Perfectionists kick their investigating into high gear when they identify a possible suspect in Nolan’s murder. Alison begins to look into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious suicide of Taylor Hotchkiss. And seeing the Perfectionists juggle sleuthing with their intense academic demands, Alison decides to use her past in Rosewood as a way to mentor them through their current situation.

[Spencer and Toby]
In tonight’s episode, Mona called her frenemy Hanna Marin. “How’s Caleb?” Mona asked. “How’s the baby?” (We learned about Hanna being pregnant in the PLL series finale). Hanna then surprises Mona and tells her that Spencer and Toby had eloped. You do not hear Ashley Benson’s voice during this phone call.


Source

Machine Gun Kelly and Pete Davidson take a lie detector test together.



BFFs Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly (currently co-starring in The Dirt on Netflix) sat down with Vanity Fair to do a lie detector test together. Pete asked MGK the questions, and then they switched.

- Colson says that Pete is the funniest cast member of SNL (lie detector test determined that was a lie).
- Colson doesn't think Pete can rap, but Pete thinks Colson can do stand-up.
- Pete doesn't think he can act, and can only play himself (at least he's self-aware).
- Pete thinks Colson is better looking, but that he is better at flirting.
- Pete once went to dinner with Kanye West and Kid Cudi and paid.
- Pete trusts John Mulaney with his life.
- They overuse the phrase "that's 100."

Source.

Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito do the Wired Autocomplete Interview



Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito, the stars of the new Dumbo, sat down together do the Wired Autocomplete Interview. Colin is only 98.7% Irish, did his own singing in Crazy Heart, and did NOT play Voldemort. Danny is not leaving It's Always Sunny, he's not vegan, and he insists that Colin has green eyes. Was Danny supposed to play Wolverine? ("It was a toss-up because of the abs.")

Source.

Bella Hadid covers the digital cover of Vogue

https://instagram.com/p/Bvbjt3PFA0h

Bella Hadid is the star of the digital cover of Vogue US, which is apparently a thing now. Bella has never officially graced the cover of US Vogue, but fans think this may be a step closer to that coveted main cover. It was shot on the last day of Paris Fashion Week. The whole editorial has been posted online and is not featured in the actual magazine.


https://instagram.com/p/BvfGNURgOM8


sources: 1, 2, 3

Tiffany Young Cracks Eggs Weird



Tiffany Young appears on Bon Appetit’s youtube channel to make a french omelette. She doesn’t do such a great job the first time around and makes eggs a la français, I guess. Does she do a better job the second time around? Tune in to watch.

Below the cut, check out the latest ep of Gourmet Makes, the best part of BA’s youtube content. She makes gourmet cheez-its.

Claire is the bestCollapse )

Also let’s talk about how Chris Morocco is the worst (also I just found out he has a wife and kids).

Source
Source

Jamie Foxx And Katie Holmes Take Romantic Walk Together





Despite bullshit break-up rumors, Holmes and Foxx are still together. The couple recently reunited in New York Central Park earlier this week, squashing any speculation that they had ended their romance.

They've been dating since 2013

https://instagram.com/p/BvhafgABlh2

source
source

Sex and the City Follow-Up Series Will Focus on Women Aged 50+



A third Sex and the City movie will probably never happen, but there will be a TV series of Candace Bushnell’s upcoming book, Is There Still Sex in the City?

The book is due out August 6 & is set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as the Village. The book looks at the issues of love and life for a group of women over 50.

Bushnell also wrote The Carrie Diaries, which became the CW series and Lipstick Jungle that inspired the NBC series by the same name.

Sources: the Vanity Fair tweet Vanity Fair

'The Walking Dead Game: The Final Season' brings an end to an era



The fourth and final episode released yesterday after a tumultuous experience filled with ups and downs both internally within the game and externally with Telltale Games shutting down and Skybound saving the game from unknown certainty. But after seven years, Clementine's story has come to an end.

Acquiring the ex-Telltale employees and finishing the final two episodes of the fourth Walking Dead season was a huge endeavor that cost "millions of dollars of investment" but the CEO of Skybound Games Ian Howe had full support of the head of Skybound and the creator of the Walking Dead franchise itself, Robert Kirkman with him simply saying "let’s go finish the story." And with that the "Still Not Bitten" team was formed and gave Clementine, AJ, and this series the proper ending it deserved.

SOURCE 1 & 2
I just finished the episode today, and it feels surreal building up a character after seven years. I'm gonna miss my baby girl Clem. Has anyone else finished the season? What were the choices you made?

More Parents Could Be Caught Up in the "Varsity Blues" College Admissions Scandal



Prosecutors have sent subpoenas to schools with the names of students whose parents have't been charged, which could indicate that more indictments may be coming in the next few weeks.

One high-powered couple with ties to the music industry has reportedly told other parents they're concerned about what the next phase of charges might bring for them.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter tweet The Hollywood Reporter

Bill Hader Talks About Reality Shows Being Fake



-Bill Hader stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the upcoming season of his HBO show Barry.

-Talks about his time working in post-production as a PA and how it was during his time working on The Surreal Life when he first learned that reality tv shows are fake.

-Remains delightful throughout the interview.


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuQHCGa732U