March 30th, 2019

Rapper accuses Die Antwoord of trafficking, sexual abuse and more



It has first started when Australian rapper Zheani posted this music video with news and some messages Ninja sent her:


"In the diss track, the Bundaberg-born artist, who grew up in the coastal town of 1770, accuses the band’s frontman Ninja of “trafficking” her to South Africa and alleges that the “sick individual” was fascinated by her resemblance to his own daughter with bandmate, Yolandi Visser".

"As well as accusations of fan grooming, she also accuses him of sexual abuse and intimidation, ritualistic torture and revenge pornography."

"In the clip, Zheani also claims that Die Antwoord have sent her a cease and desist letter, threatening to sue for defamation over her claims."

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This has been news since the 20th and today is actually the first time I'm hearing about this...

Tom Hanks to Play Elvis Presley’s Manager in a Baz Luhrmann Film



Tom Hanks is currently negotiating to play Elvis Presley’s infamous manager "Colonel" Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Warner Bros. film about the musician. Parker was responsible for Presley's record deal with RCA & his movie career.

Luhrmann will be directing the movie. He also wrote the script with Craig Pearce.

The director always wanted a star for Parker’s part, but he wants a newcomer for the role of Presley. He has begun meeting with actors for the role.

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Alex Jones admits his sources are 4chan and YouTube



After being sued for emotional distress by Sandy hook parents for claiming the event was an orchestrated hoax, Alex Jones, host of the info wars site, was up for a deposition in one of those lawsuits.

This deposition was a disaster for him, claiming psychosis made him a truther, not trusting reality, and ended up revealing his sources for his podcasts are YouTube videos and random 4chan comments and threads. The revelation came after he tried to shift blame over whose were the lies said about Sandy hook.

The platforms allowed for the spread of misinformation about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people on Feb. 14, 2018, and Jones himself was sued for defamation for misidentifying the shooter. As part of the harassment survivors suffered, a woman was jailed for harassing and threatening parents of the deceased almost immediately after Jones released the personal information of one of the parents.

Social media has been criticized for failing to crack down on extremist content. The platforms have each vowed to work on fixing problems that their algorithms can create ― exposing users to a barrage of conspiracy theories, for instance ― but none has yet found a successful roadmap.

While he attempts in the deposition to distance himself from the various hoaxes, he has continued to target Sandy Hook parents as recently as March 25, Jones offered that a Sandy Hook father who was found dead of an apparent suicide was actually murdered in a plot to distract from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation.


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If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Priyanka Chopra, Simone Biles, Awkwafina, Diane Von Furstenberg






- Priyanka Chopra speaks to gymnast Simone Biles, comedian Awkwafina, and fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg
- Simone Biles discusses her sexual assault.
- Awkwafina talks about the tragedy that led her into comedy.
- Diane Von Furstenberg admits to still feeling like a failure despite her massive success and influence.



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Almost 2 Months Later, Liam Neeson "Profoundly Apologizes" in Released Statement




Excerpt from the Statement:

“The horror of what happened to my friend ignited irrational thoughts that do not represent the person I am. In trying to explain those feelings today, I missed the point and hurt many people at a time when language is so often weaponized and an entire community of innocent people are targeted in acts of rage. What I failed to realize is that this is not about justifying my anger all those years ago, it is also about the impact my words have today. I was wrong to do what I did. I recognize that, although the comments I made do not reflect, in any way, my true feelings nor me, they were hurtful and divisive. I profoundly apologize.”

If you remember Neeson, in an interview with Robin Roberts said, in response to a friend's rape:
“I asked her, ‘Did you know the person? It was a man? His race?’ She said he was a black man. I thought, ‘OK.’ After that, there were some nights I went out deliberately into black areas in this city, looking to be set upon so that I could unleash physical violence. I did it for maybe four or five times. It really shocked me, this primal urge I had. It shocked me and it hurt me. I did seek help. I went to a priest. I had two very good friends I talked to, and believe it or not — power walking — to get rid of this.”

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Pet Sematary post: Cats who played Church were "divas" on set; Stephen King attends a screening



In Mary Lambert's adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Church the cat is a British shorthair. Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch didn't want to "compete" with that cat. After looking at a hardcover edition of Pet Sematary that featured a Maine Coon, they settled on using that kind of cat for the part.

They had to get about 8 cats who looked the same, and then train them for the role.

At the Q&A following the LA premiere, Widmyer says: "There was the cat that could hiss, the cat that could jump, the cat that could stare… They were like this pack of divas on set. You know, the cat would get on set and have to get acclimated, so all the actors would have to shut up and just kind of let the cat sniff everything for like ten minutes. So, we just sat there, and watched the cat.”

Stephen King attended a screening with a special guest:



...and called the adaptation "fucking great" ("It’s f—ing great! It’s a really good movie. It’s a grown-up, adult kind of movie. It’s not like 12 semi-clad teens get killed in a summer camp.")

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Who is more of a diva: You or your cat?

Ciara - "Thinkin Bout You" + New Album Announcement



- Ciara's newest single dropped on March 29th
- She also announced that her 7th album, Beauty Marks, will be available on May 10th
- "Thinkin Bout You" reminds OP of "Hands To Myself" by whispering queen Selena Gomez


ONTD, are you looking forward to listening to Beauty Marks? Thoughts on this song? Do you do silly things like the ones in this video when you are in love?

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PETA releases ad to raise awareness on our milk drinking habits



The latest ad from PETA to try and raise awareness depicts a cow breastfeeding an adult man.

According to one of PETA’s reports notes that cows ― which have a natural lifespan of about 20 years and can produce milk for eight or nine years ― may have their lives cut short when they’re involved in factory farming. The stress of the farms leads to “disease, lameness, and reproductive problems,” according to the report, rendering them “worthless to the dairy industry by the time that they’re 4 or 5 years old, at which time they are sent to be slaughtered.”



Do you drink milk? Favorite cheese?

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G Eazy Boos Halseys Music in Club



-Greasy was at the Playboy Club in New York this past Monday night
-DJ started playing Bad at Love and another patron witnessed Greasy loudly booing when the song came on
-He then proceeded to obnoxiously make out with his new girlfriend, 20 year old Victoria’s Secret model Yasmin Wijnaldum (hes 29)

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Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer teaming up for Netflix superhero film Thunder Force




Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are in talks to star in an original Netflix superhero comedy titled Thunder Force, EW has learned.

The film will be written and directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone and will not be R-rated, rather aiming to appeal to a broader audience.

No further plot or cast details are available.

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10 Things I Hate About You Turns 20 Tomorrow; Vox Explores Why It Still Feels Fresh





What makes the movie work 20 years later?

* Julia Stiles' Kat and how she asserts her "right to be a bitch in a world that was prepared to demonize her no matter what."

* the movie treats Kat as being correct in her anger. Patrick respects her rage. Kat even confronts her own internalized misogyny in her disdain for her "girly-girl little sister".

* the movie is also not above dragging Kat a little bit. Her black English teacher Mr. Morgan dismisses some of her "rich white girl problems".

* goes in depth discussing Julia Stiles' "fully realized teenage girl" and Heath Ledger's charismatic Patrick.

* also mentions the soundtrack and of course the "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" scene

* briefly touches on the movie's handling of consent





* ends with a discussion of their favorite quotes ("That must be Nigel with the brie!" is a personal fave.)

ONTD, do you still love this movie? Do you still have the soundtrack lying around somewhere like me? What's your favorite quote?



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Stevie Nicks accidentally refers to Harry Styles as an NSYNC member at Hall of Fame Ceremony



Friday night, Stevie Nicks made history when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second time. First with Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and this year for her own solo work. Harry Styles came out of retirement for one night to introduce greatness.

When talking about her friendship with the retiree she says, “What I really loved about Harry, was that, when he decided to make a solo record from NSYNC, he, uh...” The crowd then begins to chuckle and Nicks immediately recognizes her mistake. “Not NSYNC, sorry. I’m never gonna live that one down! One Direction,” Nicks says shaking her head. It’s okay Stevie sis, it’s an honest mistake.

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'We Belong Together' Released 14 Years Ago Today




Powerhouse whistle register vocalist, queen of Christmas, elusive chanteuse with eighteen #1 hits, which is difficult to get, not everybody has that - to their credit, shade queen Mariah Carey released "We Belong Together" 14 years ago.

The critically acclaimed song spent fourteen weeks at #1 and topped the Billboard year-end chart and the Billboard decade-end chart and helped her achieve one of the greatest comebacks of all time.

The iconique music video features Carey in her Vera Wang wedding dress she wore when she married Tommy Mattola.





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what were you doing when mimi released the song ONTD?

Janet Jackson Attends 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' Ceremony For Induction




- Janet Jackson was officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday and was introduced by Janelle Monae. Jackson gave a heartfelt speech although she opted not to give a performance.

- In her speech, Jackson started out by giving credit to her father for playing a role in her decision to pursue a musical profession: "When I was a kid my dream wasn’t to be a singer. I wanted to go to college and I wanted to be a lawyer. It was my father’s dream. He wanted me to become this wonderful performer. He encouraged me. He was the first one to encourage me. Music became my passion."

- She then talked about watching her brothers, who were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997 as The Jackson 5, as they established their careers and their impact on pop culture around the world. She also talked about her desire to make it on her own: "In 1997, my brothers were recognized for their musical passion by being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I was so, so proud. As you saw in the clip, I was always crashing their rehearsals. I was always tagging along, always with my brothers. I witnessed, along with the rest of the world, my family’s extraordinary impact on popular culture. Not just in America, but all around the globe, the entire globe. As the youngest in the family, I was determined to make it on my own. I wanted to stand on my own two feet, but never in a million years did I expect to follow in their footsteps. Tonight, your baby sister has made it in."

- She thanked her family in general and also those who helped/supported her along the way, including A&M Records, Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss, Jesus Garber, Angela Winbush, Rene Moore, Leon Sylvers, Paula Abdul, and Questlove.

- Jackson then thanked her fans, gave love to her son Eissa, and asked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to induct more women in 2020: "I want to say a personal word to each and every fan. You’ve been with me every step of the way. In all my ups. All my downs. I never have and never will take you for granted. I love you with all my heart. Thank you God for giving us life and the ability to embody goodness. With God all is possible, and all is good. And I want to thank my baby, my beautiful son. He wakes me up every single morning singing his own little melodies. He’s only two, you guys. I want you to know that you’re my heart, you’re my life and you have shown me the meaning of real, unconditional love. Mama loves you, Eissa, rah rah rah. And Rock and Roll Hall of Fame please, 2020: Induct more women. Thank you so much."

- Jackson made her musical career debut with her album "Janet" in 1982 at the age of 18, however, her breakthrough success came when she released her album "Control" in 1986. Her next album, "Rhythm Nation", broke records with having seven Top Five singles. She has also been the influence of many artists, including Beyonce, Janelle Monae, and Britney Spears.

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ONTD Fave Nico Tortorella Wrote A Book



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It's a memoir (he is 30) about "[...] sex, sexuality, gender identity and expression, relationships, family, addiction, celebrity, and most importantly love; all of it is you. And all of it is fluid."

'The Matrix' turns 20 years old this month!



- The Wachowskis' landmark, groundbreaking film 'The Matrix' celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. Warner Bros. originally wanted to release this film on summer 1999 against Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, but they pressured the filmmakers in rushing post-production and release it on March 1999 instead.

- The filmmakers found it hard to cast the lead roles. Will Smith was originally slated to play Neo, Jada Pinkett-Smith auditioned to play Trinity, and the studio wanted Val Kilmer to play Morpheus. All of that didn't happen although Jada would eventually have a role in the sequels.

- The cast trained with famed Hong Kong martial arts choreographer and expert Yuen Woo-ping to create the balletic, liquid style of fighting shown in the film.

- The film introduced the concept of simulation and simulacra to audiences worldwide. Its famous "bullet time" sequence was immediately parodied in films like Scary Movie.

- The film won 4 Oscars (film editing, sound mixing, sound editing, and visual effects) and grossed $460 million worldwide.

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Do you feel old, ONTD? Where were you when you first watched The Matrix? Are we living in a simulation?

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Is the Joker in Birds of Prey?

New Set Pics show a Joker-like person throwing Harley Quinn out of a house.






Fans speculate this person has to be the Joker, but which DC Universe Joker would this be?

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Mark Hamill to Voice Chucky Doll in 'Child's Play' Reboot




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- He joins Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry.
- Apparently this 'reboot' will "follow the same plot of the original, centering on Karen (Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Bateman) a toy doll, unaware that it possesses the soul of a serial killer".
- Child’s Play will hit theaters June 21.

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Sandra Oh hosting tonight's SNL episode, with musical guest Tame Impala




Golden Globes winner and Emmy-nominated actress Sandra Oh is hosting tonight's new SNL as part of her 'Killing Eve' season 2 promo, with Tame Impala as the musical guest.

Sandra is the third Asian woman hosting SNL, after Awkwafina earlier this season, and Lucy Liu back in 2000; she's the sixth Asian person overall to host - the other three being Aziz Ansari (2017), Kumail Nanjiani (2017), and Jackie Chan (2000).

Source: https://twitter.com/nbcsnl/status/1111616138474065921