March 29th, 2019

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RIP French director Agnès Varda


  • She was 90 years old

  • Varda began making films in 1955 with the film La Pointe Courte and continued until 2019 with Varda by Agnès

  • She was married to Jacques Demy who was also a director and most notably directed The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

  • She is survived by two children, Rosalie Varda who worked as a producer on her mother's later films, and Mathieu Demy, an actor who appeared in some of his mother's films

  • Although her early films were critically acclaimed she became more known internationally in her later years as she began getting career tributes even as she was still making films

  • She was the recipient of an honourary Palme d'or, an honourary Oscar, an honourary César award and numerous other tributes

  • Some of her best known films include Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, The Gleaners & I, and Faces, Places

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RIP legend.
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UK duo Her’s killed in car crash while on tour


Both members of UK duo Her’s (Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading) as well as their tour manager Trevor Engelbrektson, were killed in a car crash on Wednesday (3/27) while traveling to their show at Constellation Room at the Oberervatory in Santa Ana, California, from their show at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ.

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This is tragic, my thoughts go out to their families.
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Kimora Lee Simmons’ 16-year-old daughter got into Harvard



Kimora's 16 year old daughter Aoki has been accepted to Harvard, as well as Dartmouth, Vassar, Barnard and wait listed at Yale (Aoki had previously gone to a school for the gifted in Los Angeles and has expressed hopes to study archeology). Kimora posted the video to Instagram, celebrating as Aoki's brother reads the acceptance letter.

Kimora wrote on Instagram: "She’s on her way to #Harvard!! We are so proud of YOU!! Such hard work and only 16! You did it! It took years of super dedication and lots of tears! But HERE YOU ARE!!! GO GIRL!!!”

Kimora says in the video “You don’t understand, this has been a ride for me. I’m two out of two kids in college. I have two boys left,..quite honestly she really did it on her own merit and we’re so really proud. Yoki can’t row or anything like that. There was really no hope for us in that area. I’m just so proud that you did it on your own...Praise the Lord."

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'Dumbo' flies off with $2.6M in Thursday night box office




Tim Burton's latest, the very sanitized (and boring) live-action adaptation of 'Dumbo' kicked off this weekend's box office with $2.6M from Thursday night previews. Disney's expecting its latest to make around $50 million this weekend (on a $170M budget).

'Dumbo's expected to hit the top spot this weekend, followed closely by Jordan Peele's 'Us'. Two other features are out in somewhat limited release (around 1000 theatres each), 'Unplanned' and the star-studded 'The Beach Bum'. Both are expected to bring in around $3M each this weekend.

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The Silence | Official Trailer | Netflix




When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. Based on the acclaimed novel, THE SILENCE is directed by John R. Leonetti (ANNABELLE) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf. Watch on April 10th, only on Netflix.



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Major Hollywood celebs protest Georgia's anti-abortion bill




40 Hollywood celebrities signed a letter sent to the Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday morning saying they will push TV and film production companies to abandon Georgia if the “heartbeat” abortion bill is signed into law.

Among those who signed the letter: Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer, Gabrielle Union, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, Atlanta native David Cross, Don Cheadle, Mia Farrow, Colin Hanks, Bradley Whitford and Amber Tamblyn.

Hit films like “The Hunger Games,” “The Walking Dead,” “Stranger Things” and TV shows like “The Vampire Diaries” were all filmed in Georgia.


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Tom Holland for Man About Town magazine

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Ahead of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, we meet Tom Holland , the 22-year-old British actor dead set on putting his own spin on the iconic red suit. “I’ve been playing Spiderman in my bedroom since I was a kid. I grew up watching the films, all the cartoons. I was kind of obsessed with him. When I walked on set for the my first day, it was my first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it was my thousandth time playing Spiderman, so I felt like I had it in the bag.” 🕷

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Spaniard TV show mocks AMLO’s request to Spain to apologize over the conquest



Catalan show, La nit dels Òscars, made a mariachi musical number making fun of the request by the president of Mexico to the government of Spain to apologize for the military, religious and political invasion in Mexico and Latin America, which lasted over 300 years. Said musical number took popular Mexican folk song “cielito lindo”, changing the lyrics to ones full of racial stereotypes mentioning guacamole, beans and making fun of the conquest.

For context, Mexico’s president asked for an apology for the colonialism and abuse indigenous people suffered during this episode of Mexican (and Latin) history



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Demi Lovato slams headline that said she has a fuller figure: "I am more than my weight"



Demi Lovato put news outlet Inquistr on blast for writing a headline that stated she was displaying a 'fuller figure', writing on her Instagram Story, "I am more than my weight"

Demi continued in a series of posts, revealing her anger about people thinking “it’s okay to write headlines about people’s body shapes”, and pleading with fans not to listen to “negative diet culture talk”. The singer has openly battled an eating disorder in her past.

Following her posts, the writer of the article reached out to apologize to Lovato.



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Lisa Eldridge explains how she created Eva Green's makeup looks for "Dumbo"



Actual celebrity makeup artist queen Lisa Eldridge explains how she worked with Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood and director Tim Burton to create the makeup looks for Eva Green's character in "Dumbo." Lisa used historic photos of dancers and circus performers, and her own knowledge of makeup history and fashion experience, to put together looks on a model for review by Colleen and Tim. She said that some things didn't work because they would have been difficult to keep consistent over filming or to switch over a long day of shooting when multiple looks were needed.

She talks with Eva herself for most of the video about how the makeup helped her with her character as well as describing her looks for the red carpets of the movie premieres.

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Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau Split After Attempted Reconciliation




* just a little background, Letourneau is a child predator and serial rapist whose victim Fualaau was 13 when she was 34. They would go on to have 2 children (while he was still underage) and later married in 2005. Their marriage was treated like a celebrity event with exclusive access sold to Entertainment Tonight.

* Fualaau originally filed for separation in 2017.

* a source close to the family says they tried "really hard" to make it work but things fell apart.


Good. Glad he's getting away from her, and I hope he can get some clarity and healing.

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Porsha Williams and NeNe Leakes exchange insults via text



THE DOOR IS CLOSED for RHOA stars Porsha Williams and Nene Leakes, yet again. Porsha just posted screenshots on Instagram of an iMessage conversation between her and Nene. Nene accused Porsha of lying about Nene putting her hands on her during an incident where Porsha and Kandi went into Nene's closet without permission. Nene starts off by calling new mother Porsha a "lying ass big fat hungry bitch" and later calls her "big piggy with the busted shape," to which Porsha responds by calling her "granddaddy long legs and box body." Nene also throws shade at Porsha's upcoming birth special, to be premiered after part 3 of the season 11 reunion.

Riverting stuff!
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Jason Reitman announces main 'Ghostbusters' cast



• Speculation around the new Ghostbusters film suggested that it would center on four teens, one set younger and one set older, with a particular focus on one family made up of a single mother and her two kids.

• Today Jason Reitman took to Twitter and announced that Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, It), and Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel, Haunting of Hill House) will play the family at the center of the story.

• A Hollywood Reporter article stated that her Mckenna's character was being described as the ostensible lead of the film.

• Not much else is known about the plot, but it is filming this summer with the original director of the first two films (and Reitman's father) Ivan Reitman producing. They're aiming for a July 2020 release date

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Kaley Cuoco lost her wallet at a restaurant and a fan returned it to her



Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco took to her Instagram Story earlier this week to share a sweet story about a stranger returning her wallet after she had lost it. After leaving a Sharky’s restaurant in Calabasas, California, Cuoco realized hours later that her wallet was missing. “I became fully hysterical and didn't know where it was and traced my steps and was like, ‘Oh my God, I left it there. It's gone. It's gone,’” she recalled. “I was crying. I was so upset. So I called Sharky's and someone had turned it in.”

She continues, “Someone picked it up and saw it was me, and wrote ‘Penny’ on the front on a piece of paper, gave it back to their manager and left it there. Whoever did that, whoever is out there, thank you. I wish I could've met you. I would've given you all the cash in my wallet or whatever was in there. I really would've given you anything. I was so grateful that there was someone so sweet on this earth, and honest. And it didn't go unnoticed and I will never forget that because that could've been a very bad day for me.”


ONTD, have you ever returned a lost item or wallet?

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David James Elliott to return as Harmon Rabb in NCIS: Los Angeles




David James Elliott will reprise his JAG role, Harm Rabb, in a multi-episode arc on NCIS: LA. A terror threat means Harm and the team will work together. His first episode airs May 12th.

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ONTD Reading Challenge: What Year Is It?






April's task in the ONTD Reading Challenge is to read a book that involves time-travel - and get lost in the pages like Robin Williams (or Nick Jonas in the remake) did in the game Jumanji.

As always, milfordacademy and myself have come up with ten suggested titles. Feel free to talk about the book(s) you plan on reading or any books on the theme that you'd recommend!

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by Octavia E. Butler


Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.

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The Best Time Travel Books of All Time
The Best Time-Travel Romance Novels


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Jai Courtney returning for James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD

While we knew that Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn would be back for James Gunn's The Suicide Squad rebootquel, it was widely assumed that most people weren't coming back. In fact, Idris Elba is the new Deadshot.

But we have now learned that one person has said that he's returning.

Just like lighting, Flops Strike Twice; Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang is coming back.


An interview with Business Insider of all people has the following quote;

"We're getting ready to shoot in a few months' time. There's not much else I can reveal about it but, yeah, you'll be seeing Boomerang back for sure."

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Yoji Harada from Miami Ink dead at 46

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Tattoo artist Yoji Harada, who is best known for his appearance in TLC series Miami Ink has died at age 46. The news of the Japanese tattoo artist’s death comes a day after legendary tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle passed away at age 87.

The cause of death is yet to be revealed as fans of the Miami Ink star pay tributes to the talented tattoo artist.

Harada was also a musician and joined the punk band Big Deal in pursuit of his dream.

He tattooed for Ami James in Miami for about five years as an apprentice due to his then-girlfriend Brigette’s pregnancy. While working in the Tattoo shop Love-Hate Tattoos under James, the reality TV show Miami Ink developed into a hit series, which made Yoji Harada famous in the United States and his home country of Japan.

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Aww :( I was obsessed with Miami Ink back in the day.
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Cillian Murphy Joins "A Quiet Place 2"



Not much is known about the sequel but Cillian will play "a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit."

The film begins filming in the summer with John Krasinski once again directing and writing the script. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe will be reprising their roles.

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Queer Eye Cast Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions | WIRED



Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, and Bobby Berk answer the internet's most searched questions about Queer Eye themselves. How long have the Queer Eye guys known each other? Do the guests on the show get to keep the furniture? Is Tan France naturally grey? Does Antoni have a cookbook? The Fab Five answer all these questions and more!

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Colton Haynes opens up about battle with drugs and alcohol




-Colton hasn't had the easiest year and half and he finally opens up with what has been going on with life.

-After coming out as gay in 2016 the amount of attention he was receiving caused him spin out of control. Paired with his marriage failing and mother passing away he started to abuse drugs and alcohol revealing that out of the 10 years he's been drinking, he had only had about 25 days with no alcohol.

-All of this caused him to get fired from a high profile comedy movie after he showed up to set on Day 1 looking dead in the eyes.

-He went on a 7 day alcohol/drug bender and was found bruised in his hotel room which lead to him being placed on a 5150 psyche hold.

-He's been sober for 6 months after completing a 4 month stint in rehab.

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Star Trek Discovery - 2x12 "Through the Valley of Shadows" & Is This An Origin Story?






-Fans/critics/Vulcan Science Academy employees/Trekkies/Anti-AI Activists have been asking, especially after the latest episode... is Discovery sneakily telling us the Origin Story of Collapse )?
-Although this on the surface would not line up to canon, and doesn't necessarily account for that character's motivations, could something occur which would line that up to the Trek canon we know and be a big end of season reveal?
-Answers by subspace communications, ONTD Discoteers, strictly no holograms allowed.

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Did Queen Sonequa make you cry this week, ONTD Discoteers?
And would you also give anything for Empress Michelle Yeoh to beat you within an inch of your life?
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Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight boxer given California suspension after kissing female reporter



Boxing chiefs in California have suspended Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev's licence after he "forcibly" kissed a female reporter Jennifer Ravalo on the lips during an interview.

Pulev claimed the pair were friends, but Ravalo said she had only met the boxer a day earlier.
Ravalo's lawyer Gloria Allred said his actions were "unwelcome and unlawful".
The heavyweight has been ordered to appear in front of the California State Athletic Commission.
Ravalo said that what Pulev did was "disgusting" and left her "humiliated".

"Mid-interview he grabbed my face and kissed me. I was immediately shocked and embarrassed, and didn't know how to respond. Next, I walked to the table to put my items in my backpack. He grabbed both of my buttocks and squeezed with both of his hands. Then he walked away without saying anything to me and laughed. It made me feel uncomfortable and frustrated that Kubrat Pulev would treat me in such an unprofessional manner. I did not encourage or consent to Mr Pulev grabbing my face, kissing me, or grabbing my backside. I was there at the event covering the boxing match as a professional member of the press. Kissing a woman on her lips without her consent and grabbing her is not acceptable. No woman should be treated this way."


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ONTD Original: These Were Mall Concerts





ONTD Original: These Were Mall Concerts


Having up and coming pop stars performing at malls scarcely exists today but was a true relic of 80s/90s/and a bit of 2000s yesteryears. Safiya Nygaard in her dressing like it was 1987 video lowkey gave me a frame of reference of how it was an actual thing for artists to reach out to younger audiences by being at the mall and for youth culture, especially noted in the 80's classic Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" music video and the loosely parodied "Let's Go to the Mall". Maybe some of your very own favs had their humble beginnings #booking that #stage that was right next to the escalators.



Who knows if this is a pathetic pr move or if it actually helped gain audiences or if it could gain traction if more people did it today. From stand-alone concerts to actual mini tours, here are 10 instances of musicians jamming it out in the middle of a mall. If this post inspired you to go shopping, you can catch stewie_e's list of shopping songs to further get you in the mood.





Britney Spears - Hair Zone Mall Tour (1999)

Debutney did an early promotional mall tour *WITH live vocals for her debut album sporting a Spongebob-esque ensemble school uniform moment in reference to her debut hit single "Baby One More Time" and the music video for it that featured a school theme - the debut and beginning of an array of other iconic looks, hits, and music videos by Britney.

It was a debut that gave us an insight that A Star was Born, that she was American dream since she was 17, and a part of that debut took place in a mall. The fans were already hyped for the debut of a living legend, and not many pop artists debut with such warm welcomes. #debut

Songs also included: "Sometimes", "Crazy", "Born to Make You Happy"



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Billboard Removes Country Rap Song from Charts for Not Being Country Enough



A 19-year-old rapper who goes by the name Lil Nas X scored a viral hit with a country rap song entitled "Old Town Road" with a video game graphic to top off his concept. The song was even endorsed by Justin Bieber on Instagram to his millions of followers. (Mr. Hailey Baldwin is right, the song slaps.) This is the rapper's only official single which because of its nontraditional release, radio stations had to rip the audio from YouTube in order to broadcast it and the song became even more popular on the TikTok app.
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This led to "Old Town Road" entering both the Billboard Country and Hip-Hop charts separately. That was until a few days ago when Billboard quietly informed Lil Nas X and his label that the song would be removed from the country charts because it's apparently not country enough, but could stay on the hip-hop/rap charts. Billboard's statement was that though the song made many references to county music, that was not sufficient and did not have elements of country music but Billboard initially said that including his track was a mistake. Many have compared the removal to when Beyonce's "Daddy Lessons" was not considered to be eligible for a country single category at the Grammys because both artists are black and both songs sound arguably like country songs. The removal begs the questions: in an art form that is so vast with ever-evolving genres that can crossover frequently, how does one make a stringent definition and who are the authorities to even make that distinction if the artist can't make them? And why y'all so highkey racist tho? And does the removal of Lil Nas X's song reinforce the notion that black artists are relegated to be viewed as only only rap/R&B artists?

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The controversy has actually propelled the song to hit number the top ten on Spotify and iTunes. YEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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Bollywood Trailer Round-Up: Kalank, Kesari, Romeo Akbar Walter, Notebook, Junglee



Kalank, a period film, set in pre-independent India is a story about an elite family and many of its hidden truths that begin to unfold as communal tensions rise and partition nears. Caught in this situation are Dev, Satya, Roop, and Zafar who find themselves in this battlefield of love. While the whole town is bathed in the shades of red, the question is - will these four see that red in violence or love?

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Law & Order: SVU renewed for record breaking 21st season




NBC has renewed Law & Order: SVU for a record breaking 21st season.
The show will pass every other show to becoming the longest running drama primetime drama in history.
Also, Philip Winchester announced in Twitter that he will not be returning for the 21st season.



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Crazy Ex Girlfriend SERIES FINALE (plus bonus concert after) PROMO



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My thoughts: This final season has been SO AMAZING. It started a bit slow, but midway through it hit its stride. "Love's Not a Game" was one of the best musical numbers this show has ever done. It gave little moments to all the supporting cast and showcased just how damn talented everyone is. ALSO. DAVID HULL SHOULD BE CAST IN THE GUYS AND DOLLS MOVIE. KTHXBYE.
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First look at DCUniverse's Stargirl




-Stargirl (played by Brec Bassinger) is finally going front and center in her new series for DC Universe and they finally how shown what she'll look like in the series.

-Justice Society of America will feature heavily.

-This will be Stargirls 3rd live action adaption within 10 years. Britt Irvin originated the role in 2010 on Smallville with Sarah Grey rebooting the role in 2016 on Legends of Tomorrow.

-The character's name and personality were patterned after Johns' sister Courtney, who died in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996.

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Grey's Anatomy 15x20 promo



"The Whole Package" - Owen and Teddy have to deal with the surprise arrival of Megan Hunt, who knows nothing about their situation. Catherine preps for her first surgery back on a war veteran who’s not emotionally prepared for his procedure. Meredith worries about DeLuca operating alone with Richard on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Thursday, April 4th.

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who else cried during last night's episode?
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Umbrella Academy: Possibly renewed without Number Five?

Fans of the show have been extremely eager for renewal news ever since Aidan Gallagher (Number Five) posted some cryptic tweets.

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Sorry to the mods, who had to survive my 50 failed attempts at correctly submitting this post LOL but yeah, I really hope this show gets a 2nd season, it got so good after the first two episodes :( but Aidan Gallagher was one of the biggest standouts so I can't imagine it without him...