August 31st, 2019

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Matthew McConaughey Joins the University of Texas as a Professor

Matthew McConaughey, the Oscar-winning actor and producer, has joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin and will teach a class on filmmaking this fall.

He has been a visiting instructor in the university’s department of radio, television and film at the Moody College of Communication since 2015.
He teaches a film production class called “Script to Screen” with an associate professor. McConaughey, who was named a professor of practice, helped develop the course, which explores every stage of a film’s production, from screenwriting to post-production.

The actor earned a film degree from the university in 1993.

Sources: The New York Times tweet The New York Times

Dallas Austin Says Monica Punched Brandy in the Face Before Their first Performance

Austin co-produced the song “The Boy Is Mine” with Rodney Jerkins and Brandy

During an interview with VladTv, he says Monica and Brandy despised being in each other’s presence.

“Monica was very ghetto when it came down to it. If you didn’t have gold teeth she didn’t like you,” Austin claims. “She was really hood in Atlanta.”

Prior to their first live performance of “The Boy Is Mine”, Monica punched Brandy in the face.

“Before they could even get to the stage, Monica decked her (Brandy) in the face,” Austin says as he demonstrates the blow.

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Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Rose Leslie 'robbed blind' by monkeys in India

Rose Leslie and Emilia Clarke took a trip to India. Emila Clarke posted a few pictures on her instagram, including an incident where wild monkeys robbed their hotel room.

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This Is Us season 4 trailer + casting news

This Is Us returns to NBC for Season 4 on Tuesday, September 24 at 9/8c with a special extended premiere event.

Along with Jennifer Morrison, her former House co-star Omar Epps, Timothy Omundson, Nick Wechsler, and M. Night Shyamalan are among those who have joined the cast.

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LEAK: Shocking Audio Recordings of Dragon Ball Z Cast Making Homophobic Jokes

• Multiple audio clips were "absolutely, 100% legally" revealed by Nick Rekieta over a livestream.

The clip reveals Sean Schemmel (Goku's English voice actor) hurling homophobic slurs as the character.

The English voice actors for Krillin, Hercule Satan, Piccolo, Mr. Po Po, Yamcha, played out an offensive audio drama in their characters' voices, making jokes about sodomy.

The voice actress for Chi Chi can be heard making an incestuous joke.

• IGN reached out to Funimation, to which they responded: "Funimation has no comment regarding your story."

The leaked clips can be found through the trending Funimation hashtag on Twitter. CW: excessive use of the word 'f*gg*t' is used.

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Lori Loughlin Update

- Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli had a hearing at federal court in Boston where they're being charged for mail fraud and money laundering

- They rejected a plea deal of serving 18 - 24 months in jail in April, and decided to go forward with a trial

- The fraud charge alone has a maxium of 20 years in federal prision

- The couple waived their rights to seperate attorneys to present a united front

- Sources close to her say that Lori has been chatting with the tabloids and giving them stories about the kind of defense they've planned for their trial

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- A legal source told People magazine:

"Lori is remorseful, and she has definite regrets. She’s embarrassed and hurt, and she knows that her reputation has been ruined for life.

But she also believes the allegations against her aren’t true," the source continued. "She honestly didn’t think what she was doing was any different than donating money for a library or athletic field. That’s the crux of why she pleaded not guilty."

- Lori's daughter returned to instagram to flip off the media


LeBron James Wants To Trademark “Taco Tuesday”

Los Angeles Lakers basketball player and entrepreneur, LeBron James, recently filed a trademark for the phrase “Taco Tuesday.” This doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise to many since “Taco Tuesdays” has become a weekly tradition over the Summer for LeBron. The NBA player shares a video on social media every week enjoying his tacos.

According to Josh Gerben of Gerben Law Firm, the filing was made by James’ “LBJ Trademarks LLC” with intentions of using “Taco Tuesday” for social media posts and a podcast.

Needless to say, some people are not amused by this move and feel like James needs to back off. LA Taco wrote a piece explaining how that phrase was already stolen from Latinos. The writer also points out the problem with his videos, like LeBron’s “grito.” He notes that anyone else doing that would have been called out for it by now.

Read the full piece at the first source.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Displays Offensive Messages After Hack

Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was hacked by a group that refers to itself as "Chuckle Squad."

The compromised account displayed a series of aggressive and offensive tweets, including messages with the N-word, one that defended Adolf Hitler, and another that threatened to blow up Twitter's headquarters. 

The group also invited Dorsey's followers to join their Discord server and "Chuckle with us." 
The hackers' tweets have since been removed from Dorsey's account.
The accounts that were retweeted during the hack have also been suspended.

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Quibi Orders True-Crime Home Renovation Series ‘Murder House Flip’ From Josh Berman

· Not a Bojack Horseman joke: CSI executive producer Josh Berman will be the executive producer of a home renovation show for the shortform video channel Quibi. The show, as its name suggests, focuses on the renovation of houses where murders have occurred and will incorporate spiritual healers and forensics experts
· Penny Dreadful's Chris King and author Katherine Ramsland are also executive producers


would u live in a murder house, ONTD?

Conan O’Brien’s Assistant Watches 58 Episodes Of ‘Friends’ To Beat Robert De Niro’s Ex-Employee

Conan challenged his assistant Movsesian to beat this odd record, which she had no problems with.
By the end of day four, Movsesian not only reached Robinson’s record but beat it with 58 episodes.
She was awarded with a basket of edibles, the hit sitcom on VHS and six puppies named after each of the “Friends” characters.

Robert De Niro filed a $6 million lawsuit against his former employee for watching an excessive amount of Netflix on the company dime.


Reuters Dismisses Kirsten Dunst As 'Spider-Man's Girlfriend' In Now-Deleted Tweet

The Reuters Top News Twitter account posted a video from the event with the caption:
“Kirsten Dunst, best known for her role as Spiderman’s girlfriend, receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

Dunst, 37, has worked as an actress for three decades now, starting when she was a child, starring opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in “Interview with the Vampire," a role that brought her first Golden Globe nomination. 

Dunst has had an extensive film and TV career and has starred in cult-favorites like :
“Marie Antoinette,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Virgin Suicides,” and “Bring It On,” in addition to the Toby Maguire Spider-Man films.
She’s also currently leading Showtime’s “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” and serves as an executive producer.

Reuters put up a new tweet on Friday that didn’t minimize Dunst’s career.
"Award-winning actress Kirsten Dunst receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame"


Review Roundup: Joker

Joker just premiered at Venice, where it had a eight-minute standing ovation. Here's what the critics are saying about the film. Joaquin is coming for the Oscar.

The film currently has a 75 on MetaCritic.

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Liam Payne of One Direction back together with his ex

Liam Payne (26) was seen holding hands with his ex girlfriend model Maya Henry (19). They met backstage at a 1D concert when she was 15 and her favorite member was, you guessed it, Liam. Dreams do come true

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What do the age experts of ONTD think ? 🤔
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ONTD Original: Monthly Movie Challenge - September

Another 10-task challenge. You obviously don’t need to do all 10 tasks, choose as many as you want, but I figured it gives you some variety and allows you to pick and choose movies that fit your taste but also maybe lead you to watch something you wouldn’t normally seek out. For each task, you can pick whatever movie fits within the guidelines, I've added links to help you out. I tried to add tasks that would allow you to get movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – but there’s also Kanopy and Hoopla (both of which you can get free access through your library or university). Have a different movie for each task – that is, don’t have the same movie for task 2 and task 6.

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ONTD, what do you plan on watching this month? What did you watch during the month of August?

SOURCES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Previous months challenge: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August.

John McEnroe Says He Hopes Coco Gauff Loses to Naomi Osaka

▪McEnroe claimed that if Gauff were to pull off another major upset at US OPEN, it would be bad for everyone involved.
"I hope Coco Gauff loses tomorrow, personally. I actually think it would be bad for the sport of tennis if the defending champion who's struggling—I know she’s got a knee issue—but that would be devastating to her, and she’s the one we were talking about last year like Coco Gauff. If Coco Gauff at 15 can beat the defending champion, break down the defending champion? In my opinion, too much too soon, less is more."

▪McEnroe believed that Gauff's rapid success at such a young age could be detrimental to her career, as it would be difficult for her to keep up that momentum into adulthood.
"Hopefully her parents are taking it slow because, to me, in four or five years, she’s going to be world No. 1. What are the odds of her being able to—if she were hypothetically to win a US Open—be able to maintain something like that with all the expectations that were put on her and everything that comes with that? I’d say like a million to one."

"I’m just saying. She shouldn’t be as good as Osaka yet at 15."

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