Flying Lotus and Shinichiro Watanabe’s creative kinship was cultivated while working on BLADE RUNNER: BLACK OUT 2020, the mutual respect led to them collaborating on this video.
Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Space Dandy) had this to say about their connection - “Flying Lotus’ sound and Anderson Paak’s rap on this track are just incredible. Their work greatly inspired me to direct this music video for them with some of the finest anime talents in Japan. Flying Lotus is such an amazing talent, so it is a great honor to work with Flying Lotus again after our collaboration on BLADE RUNNER: BLACK OUT 2022. We like working with each other so much that we are already collaborating on another series project of mine called CAROLE & TUESDAY. Our creative team worked really hard to create this video for Lotus and we hope we did justice to this wonderful new track. Please enjoy!"
ONTD, are you watching Carole & Tuesday?
On Friday, Britney Spears made a rare court appearance with her parents. Since sensitive subjects were going to be discussed such as Spears’ medical records, her two sons, and her trade secrets the court room was cleared and closed off to the public.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny wrote in an order afterward that all had agreed on a “730 expert evaluation,” a process that is usually used to determine the mental health and competence of a parent in a divorce case.
It was not made clear who would be examined, and whether it would relate to Spears’ relationship to her two sons or her parents’ oversight of her.
#FreeBritney supporters waited outside the steps of the courthouse but Spears and her parents entered from a private entrance. Britney was also seen leaving the courthouse barefoot.
On Wednesday, Spears was also granted a temporary restraining order against Sam Lufti. He must remain 200 yards away from Britney and not make any “disparaging public statements” about Spears, her family, or anyone in her inner circle.
“In the last week alone, Mr. Lutfi has made dozens of disparaging and threatening comments on social media and in interviews,” says the recent filing against him. “He has sent threatening texts to Ms. Spears’ family, he has leaked confidential information, and is considering leaking more of Ms. Spears’ (actual and fabricated) private information.”
A court hearing for September 18th has been set to address the ongoing matter.
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ABC’s Cobie Smulders pilot (fka Stumptown) was the first new drama series order at the network.
The cast list did not include one of the male leads opposite star Smulders in the pilot, Mark Webber.
He is being recast. Webber did not take the news lightly.
Look, I’m a straight white male so I know my journey has been way less painful in this warped industry, but I’m being recast in a network television show because I’m not handsome enough for the executives. It’s important for me to share the real pain we endure in this industry.— mark webber (@likemark) May 8, 2019
I’m so curious how they’re going to frame this in their upfront announcement. What the spin will be? Probably none as I’ve already been deemed insignificant by them. The way I was treated was so degrading. These “executive” decisions are why network tv is dying.— mark webber (@likemark) May 8, 2019
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(Favourite of op) CupcakKe released a music video to accompany her remix of Old Town Road.
NBC has officially renewed This Is Us for three more seasons, taking it to season six (which will be the last)! All will consist of eighteen episodes again.
- On Ellen, George Clooney addresses the Sultan of Brunei saying that he will not enforce capital punishment for for homosexuality
- Clooney called this a "huge step forward" but that it is "not fixed yet" and as such he will keep putting pressure on the country as well and will continue to boycott Brunei hotels. Homosexuality is still criminalised in the country.
- Activists say that big banks joining the protest helped create some of this change.
- Clooney hopes that this will be " a warning shot over to countries like Indonesia and Malaysia who are also considering these laws."
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What do you boycott, ONTD?
-Peggy's daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones announced that their mother lost her battle with cancer - them and Peggy's nieces were by her side
-Peggy was married to Quincy Jones from 1974-1990
-"Peggy was, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond. She will always be a part of us," said the daughters' statement
Twin Peaks co-star Kyle MacLachlan, who always enjoyed a damn good slice of cherry pie from the fictional RR Diner that Lipton's character worked at, said this:
The RR diner is dark today. Very sorry to hear Peggy Lipton is gone. We’ve lost a beautiful soul.— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) May 12, 2019
Twin Peaks co-star and fellow RR Diner employee Madchen Amick posted this tribute on Instagram:
I lost a sister today. She was a true angel on earth. Always the coolest in the room. You couldn’t fit anymore love into that gorgeous soul of hers and she shared her heart generously with everyone around her. She was such a proud mother. Loved her girls more than anything in the world. I will always love you Peggy. I hope to dance with you again in the stars one day. 👯♀️ #PeggyLipton #NormaAndShelly4Ever
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Weeping at yet another Twin Peaks cast death. RIP <3
Say goodbye to speculation that Cristal Flores 1.0 could come back to Dynasty! 'The Baker and The Beauty' has just been picked up by ABC.
Daniel Garcia is working in his family bakery and living up to his Cuban parents' expectations. But after a wild night in Miami, he meets Noa Hamilton (Kelley), an international superstar and fashion mogul, thus propelling him into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple make it, or will their families experience a culture clash?
How very Princess Switch of ABC!
The cast of Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, and Justice Smith) take BuzzFeed’s Pokémon personality quiz and the results are “hilariously accurate!”
Take that same quiz here to find out which Pokémon you are!
Note: Scroll past the article, video, and gifs to get to the quiz.
ONTD, which Pokémon did you get?
Thoughts on the film?
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Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders & Jacob Batalon talk about the crazy success of the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, Zendaya helping Tom with Instagram, how they handled spoilers, and shooting the funeral scene in Avengers: Endgame.
Mothers do so much for us. They give birth to us, nourish us, and they also text us. Sometimes a lot. So as a tribute to the women who send us love with their thumbs, we had some famous people share their mom texts in honor of Mother’s Day. Here’s Katy Perry, David Harbour, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Billie Eilish, Jimmy O. Yang, Josh Groban, Kiernan Shipka, P!nk, Rob Delaney and Regina Hall reading real text messages from their mothers.
Share the funniest texts from your mothers, ONTD!
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Growing up, every time I’d come home from school with a story to share, my mother was there with a snack and a listening ear to hear about what was on my mind. When I came home with a tale about my disastrous second-grade classroom, she marched into the school to figure out what was going on. And as I grew older, including up through my years as First Lady, she was always there for me as a guiding light through whatever fog was clouding my path. She’s always listened more than she lectured; observed more than she demonstrated. In doing so, she allowed me to think for myself and develop my own voice. From an early age, she saw that I had a flame inside me, and she never tempered it. She made sure that I could keep it lit. Mom, thank you for kindling that fire within me, and for your example as a mother and a grandmother to our girls. We would never be who we are today without you. #HappyMothersDay, Mom. Love you. ❤️
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Happy Mother's Day! Are you close to your mom, ONTD?
Colombian singer Maluma shared a photo on Instagram for Día de las Madres (Mother’s Day) of him kissing su mama on the lips. People on social media didn’t know how to feel while others compared it to how affectionate he’s been with his aunt in the past.
Uhm I’m sorry Maluma kissing his mom on the lips is disturbing. I think it’s more how he grabbed her face, idk idk— Canela (@j_ulissac) May 12, 2019
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ONTD, are you affectionate with your parents?
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After acing his first movie 'Crazy Rich Asians', and her as Princess Jasmine in the upcoming 'Aladdin,' Hollywood's breakthrough stars, @henrygolding [https://t.co/W8QCpVIaVw] and @NaomiScott [https://t.co/tbs1lTvkNK] are proving there's nothing they can't do. pic.twitter.com/3RSBiJXRtt— W magazine (@wmag) May 1, 2019
-For her audition for "Aladdin, Naomi Scott had to buy a dress as she did not own one.
- She's a devout Christian, and says her music was influenced by gospel pop artists Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin, even though most of her recent songs are steeped in R&B.
- Met her husband, soccer player Jordan Spence at church when she was 16.
- Both of her parents are pastors. She says her take on Chritanity is less rigid and has an openness to questions, as she questions everything.
- She says she's training herself to not read twitter so much. Say's it's a discipline not to look.
- She says on fame " I'm a work in progress. I know I'm going to mess up and say the wrong things and not always get it right.I'm trying this approach of being honest and being myself and seeing how it goes".
- Henry Golding moved from Malaysia to Surrey , England when he was 8.
- He looks foreward to playing an unlikable criminal in "The Gentleman" with Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey.
- Thought he and McConaughey were going to have fun on set, but says Matthew was very intense and never broke out of charecter on set.
- Is looking foreward to non racially distint roles like his film "Last Christmas" where he plays Tom. Not "Asian Tom.
"Aladdin" comes out May 24. "Charlie's Angels": November 15
"Last Christmas" with Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, and Emma Thompson, comes out November 15.
*Natasha Tynes, World Bank employee & writer, sent a tweet to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), complaining about a black, female Metro employee eating on the train
*Tynes included a photograph of the woman wearing her uniform
*WMATA responded by asking for more details and Tynes did not hesitate to share
*Tynes, a Jordanian America, was immediately dragged on twitter
*Many called her out for using her privilege & pointed out the lack of solidarity among women of color
*In the end, Tynes, who is also a writer, lost her book distribution deal for her upcoming book
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She posted an apology, but her account is now private...
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‘Killing Eve’ Triumphs at BAFTA TV Awards https://t.co/RP7iTFK0Hq— Variety (@Variety) May 12, 2019
The 2019 BAFTA TV awards (the British equivalent to the Primetime Emmys) took place on Sunday night, where 'Killing Eve' and its stars won many top prizes. Many of the speeches can be found below via the BAFTA Twitter.
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[Winners list (in text)]Drama series:
“A Very English Scandal”
Jodie Comer – “Killing Eve”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Patrick Melrose”
Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”
Ben Whishaw – “A Very English Scandal”
Female performance in a comedy program:
Jessica Hynes – “There She Goes”
Male performance in a comedy program:
Steve Pemberton – “Inside No. 9”
“Killed By My Debt”
“Gun No. 6”
Comedy entertainment program:
“A League Of Their Own”
Lee Mack – “Would I Lie To You?”
“Britain’s Got Talent”
“Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley”
Reality & constructed factual:
“I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here”
“Louis Theroux’s Altered States”
“Who Do You Think You Are?”
“Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches)”
“The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance”
“Cambridge Analytica Uncovered” – ITN/Channel 4
Short form program:
Soap & continuing drama:
“2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden”
Virgin TV’s must-see moment (voted for by the public)
BAFTA Fellowship (previously announced)
Special award (previously announced)
Some highlights of the interview
- She has written 179 books and her work has been translated into 43 languages.
- She publishes 7 new novels per year.
- She works 20-22 hours/day, except during crunch times when she instead works 24 hour days.
- She starts writing on her 1946 Olympia standard typewriter by 8:00AM armed with an iced decaf coffee, one piece of toast, and the occasional miniature bittersweet chocolate bar.
- She prefers to write while wearing her cashmere nightgown.
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Do you expect to have a nice time at work, ONTD?
- Columbia University professor Bruce Craven (who wrote a book called Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones) argues that Dany's ability to build a loyal following is unparalled
- He calls her a "loyal freedom fighter" unafraid to confront danger to protect those who follow her
- He points to Missandei's line "she is the queen we chose"
- However he argues that her weakness is that she doesn't know what her purpose is. If she wants to protect the vulnerable, she shouldn't care about who sits the Iron Throne, but if her goal is the throne she must confront that she may be harming vulnerable people.
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Do you think Dany is a good leader, ONTD? What do you think will happen in tonight's episode? If you've read the leaks spoilers under a cut!
As the whole world knows Duchess Meghan, our BAP, gave birth to her first child - Archie Harrison. The Sussexes posted a very sweet pic on their Instagram account featuring the tiny progeny's toes and Meghan's hands.
(For those wondering her trench dress during the baby conference was designed by Grace Wales Bonner and OP is desperately trying to find that Lewk for Less).
No media updates about her philandering brother in law.
CW has cast Scott Wolf in the role of Nancy Drew's father in their recently ordered TV series. Freddie Prinze Jr. played the role in the pilot. Sources say producers wanted to go on a different direction and the split was amicable.
Set in the summer after her high school graduation, the show centers on 18-year-old Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.
Wolf's character Carson Drew is described as an attorney who has become estranged from his daughter after the death of his wife. His relationship with Nancy is thrown into disarray when the sleuth's murder investigation reveals secrets from his pas
Villanelle dives deep into the dangerous world of her target under the guise of her newfound persona, Billie; Eve may have worrying competition for Villanelle's affections.
Discussion post! Big congrats to Jodie, Fiona, and the show for winning at the Baftas!
-Talks about how the last minute reshoots help save Episode 5 & what's to come later on in the last few episodes.
-I'll update this post for the promo for next episode.
-Also shoutout to yeezus_christ, I don't know what happened but thanks for all the discussion and such!! Hope you come back soon.
Yes, after eight years (or 20+ years if you were a book reader from the start), we're now at the end of 'A Song of Ice and Fire'. Here's the promo for the series finale of 'Game of Thrones', to debut on Sunday, May 19 at 9pm EST.
SPOILER FREE-FOR-ALL FOR ALL ALREADY-AIRED EPISODES, INCLUDING TONIGHT'S. Please do use spoiler cuts for the series finale's spoilers, though.
NBC has released fall schedule for 2019 with little change. Manifest and Will & Grace benched for midseason.
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Callen and Sam work with Navy Captain Harmon “Harm” Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott) to locate a group of ISIS sympathizers aboard the USS Allegiance. Also, Hetty enlists her friend, Navy Lieutenant Colonel Sarah “Mac” Mackenzie (Catherine Bell), to help obtain information from a Russian diplomat, on the 10th season finale of NCIS: LOS ANGELES
In many ways, Game of Thrones is also a story about mothers. In this video we're taking a look at the three central mothers of the show - Cersei Lannister, Catelyn Stark and Daenerys Targaryen - and see how the values they pass down come to define their children's future, just like in our own world.