October 15th, 2019

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22 New and Upcoming Horror Books to Keep You Up at Night

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

Release: April 4 (2019)

About: 1906: A large manor house, Wake's End, sits on the edge of a bleak Fen, just outside the town of Wakenhyrst. It is the home of Edmund Stearn and his family – a historian, scholar and land-owner, he's an upstanding member of the local community. But all is not well at Wake's End. Edmund dominates his family tyrannically, in particular daughter Maud. When Maud's mother dies in childbirth and she's left alone with her strict, disciplinarian father, Maud's isolation drives her to her father's study, where she happens upon his diary.

During a walk through the local church yard, Edmund spots an eye in the undergrowth. His terror is only briefly abated when he discovers its actually a painting, a 'doom', taken from the church. It's horrifying in its depiction of hell, and Edmund wants nothing more to do with it despite his historical significance. But the doom keeps returning to his mind. The stench of the Fen permeates the house, even with the windows closed. And when he lies awake at night, he hears a scratching sound – like claws on the wooden floor...

Wakenhyrst is a terrifying ghost story, an atmospheric slice of gothic, a brilliant exploration of the boundaries between the real and the supernatural, and a descent into the mind of a psychopath.

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Batwoman 1x03 "Down, Down, Down" Promo

As the city waits impatiently for another visit from who they think is Batman, Alice (Rachel Skarsten) continues to taunt Kate (Ruby Rose) with a secret but also sets her sights on Jacob (Dougray Scott) and Catherine (Elizabeth Anweis). Kate is visited by Tommy Elliot (guest star Gabriel Mann), a childhood friend of her cousin who has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success. Mary (Nicole Kang) gets an unexpected new bestie when Sophie (Meagan Tandy) is assigned to protect her. Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Kate work together to uncover who may have taken a valuable weapon from Batman’s arsenal. And as Batwoman faces a new enemy, Kate realizes she must either walk away from her new role or fully embrace the mantle as Gotham’s new hope. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Holly Henderson and Don Whitehead.


I'm really enjoying this show!
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Amazon Studios orders 'Ninth House' series from Grishaverse Author Leigh Bardugo

- Following the news of the casting for Grishaverse TV show adaptation for Netflix, Leigh Bardugo's newly released novel and Adult debut 'Ninth House' has been picked up by Amazon to be adapted in a TV series
- Bardugo will write the adaptation and executive produce
- From a Goodreads review, the book contains lots of sensitive content designed to "fuck us up a little" (the author's words): TRIGGER WARNING [Spoiler (click to open)]"rape of a child, sexual assault under influence of a magical drug, drowning, heavy violence, gore, drug addiction, overdosing, death, suicide, blackmail, self-harm, and forced consumption of human waste."
- Ninth House's synopsis from Goodreads: "Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive."

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Did you read the book or do you plan to?

Lebron James calls Daryl Morey wasn't educated over Hong Kong Protests

In an interview regarding Daryl Morey's tweet, Lebron James claims that Morey was not educated on the protests and thus misspoke.

He also tweeted this out:

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ONTD: What do you think about Lebron's stance?


Elton John Slams 'The Lion King' Remake: "They Messed The Music Up"

-Elton John believes Disney messed up the music for the Lion King remake. (Which included stats like Beyoncé and Donald Glover)

Speaking with GQ magazine, the outspoken legend said:

“The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up. Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact. The magic and joy were lost. The soundtrack hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year. The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box-office success.
I wish I’d been invited to the party more, but the creative vision for the film and its music was different this time around and I wasn’t really welcomed or treated with the same level of respect. That makes me extremely sad. I’m so happy that the right spirit for the music lives on with the Lion King stage musical.”

Joan Smalls, Yoncé

Brie Larson reacts to a couple getting engaged in front of her


This is so cute but can you imagine if the boyfriend had said "No"???!!! ONTD would you get engaged after only 7 months?

Ace Family Controversy Explained

The Ace Family is a family vlogging channel on YouTube featuring Austin McBroom, Catherine Paiz, and their two daughters. They have over 17 million subscribers despite a long history of scandals and controversies including one where McBroom filmed himself giving a child a dick-shaped lollipop. The most recent one involves very serious allegations of sexual misconduct.

YouTuber Cole Carrigan, a make-up artist who used to be affiliated with Jake Paul and Team 10, posted a video titled "The Truth About The Ace Family" which has over 3 million views so far.

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Austin McBroom responded on Twitter saying he is taking legal action against the "bullying" and "slander."

The allegations set Twitter off and people are calling for the Ace Family to get canceled. The hashtag "acefamilyisoverparty" has been trending.

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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.

This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

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Miley and Liam show off PDA with their new partners

Exes Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have been packing on the PDA with their new partners.

The former married couple are now both dating 22-year-old Australians.

Miley is shacking up with Cody Simpson, 22, and has been posting videos touching tongues and making out with her new beau.

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Meanwhile in NYC, Liam Hemsworth had a steamy date night with 'Dynasty' actress Maddison Brown, 22. The actor was photographed by paparazzi getting intimate with his new girlfriend as they made out on the street.

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Cardi B and Chance the Rapper warn that Trump will win 2020

Cardi B and Chance the Rapper are warning that President Trump will be re-elected.

While promoting their Netflix competition series 'Rhythm + Flow' on the expediTIously podcast, the rappers discussed their views on the upcoming election.

Chance stated, "I think Trump is going to win again at the next election because he's got the biggest base."

Cardi B agreed, "He does. I believe it. Just because due to the fact that every single time I don't see nobody saying they love a Democratic candidate. There's no candidate that people are saying like we love, we want them to win."

Chance said voters are "getting tricked into thinking that we have a choice" as the reason "why we keep getting presidents that we don't want."

"There's two parties that pick who they want to run for office, and then there's a bunch of lobbying and money that gets thrown around, and eventually they come out and say, 'This is who our leader is.'"

Cardi follows up saying conservative voters aren't concerned about policies and instead vote with their feelings.

"A lot of people vote with feelings in America and a lot of their feelings is racism and religion. Every single time he always talk about how he want to take away Medicare and sh-t like that... a poor white man that's getting Medicare is not even caring that he's saying that, he just cares that he hates Mexicans and he want to get rid of them. So [they're] going to keep on voting for them."

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Sarah Paulson on playing Nurse Ratched and Linda Tripp

"Ratched was complicated and dark and not what I expected, and totally terrifying. It’s more psychological than murder-scary where somebody jumps out from behind you. It’s sort of a meditation on someone’s psychological strengths or weaknesses. What I found really interesting is that people prescribe such villainy to her and the truth of the matter is that she really was a product of her time. Part of the conceit of the movie is that you fall in love with all the men and their friendship, but you never want the killjoy coming in to say, 'We have to follow the rules.' But she was, in her way, trying to offer them help, just with devastating consequences. [But] there was no mustache-twisting. There was a real steadiness and a stillness to her that I like to try to steal."

On playing Linda Tripp in FX's ACS: Impeachment series, "There’s no way for me to approach playing her as a way of thinking how to redeem her. I don’t know that it's redeemable, some of what she did to her friend. But I am interested in what causes people to behave in ways that make no sense and that lack a moral compass and that have a real suspect intentionality. I’m curious about what makes people like that do what they do. And not in an effort to reveal her to be Glinda the Good Witch — I am interested in understanding the psychology of the 'why?'" Paulson also said that she would be gaining some weight for the role because "I didn’t really feel like it would be a great idea for me to come to work putting on some faux suit and be all pumped up with prosthetics and not be able to move my face or feel the feelings that she might have been feeling."


Kevin Feige now has even more power at Marvel

Kevin Feige has been named the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel.

In addition to being in charge of Marvel Studios, Feige now heads the creative direction of publishing, television, and animation.

Marvel TV and Marvel Family Entertainment will now be joining the Marvel Studios banner. Dan Buckley will continue to serve as President of Marvel Entertainment, with creative and editorial divisions (aka the comics) being reported to Feige.

Other divisions in the Entertinment section, such as sales, licensing and events, and games, will be reported to Ike Perlmutter.


The View: Rachael Ray, Democratic Debate, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Abby, Sunny, Meghan. Joy has a week away, her last show was last Thursday and she’s not due back until this Thursday.

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Rachael Ray is promoting her new cookbook Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals From a Sweet and Savory Life

Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
[Also an eating segment]
It commemorates her 50th birthday. Not only a cookbook, but also a scrapbook, a memoir, all the opportunities that she’s had in her life. The American dream is still alive, a love story to being a grateful American. Talks about the food she cooked for the panel. She liked salty fish as a child so that is in a lot of her cooking choices. She writes about Italy and being the most awkward celebrity. If you work hard and you’re grateful, then good things can happen. Meghan talks about RR being a role model. Asks RR what advice she’d give. RR talks about the number of platforms you can create or use. No matter your age, you can reinvent your life. You need a vision.

Sunny says this is her 26th cookbook. RR says this is the first time she wrote essays (not only the recipes). Shows cute child photo. RR says everyone should work in a restaurant. RR was a short order cook. Whoopi has nothing to say she’s just eating. RR talks about being a dish machine operator, other roles, how to be of service to your customer. Plus learning the industry. Abby loves her shows. RR explains about Mama Leone’s in NY.

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Ontd do you have a crush on your coffee barista?

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The Iconic Britney Spears Album, "Blackout" Is Coming To Vinyl.

Urban Outfitters has been releasing Britney Spears's discography on vinyl throughout the year.

Well now, the iconic album "Blackout" is avaialable for preorder. It is on "backourder until 12/5/19 (meaning thats hwen its actually going to be released - based on my orders of the other 4 I have bought this year.).

They are only making 5,000 of them - and seeing that is a clear-colored vonyl they probably won;'t be making more because the others have been released on colored vinyls then limitedly produced on clear after the colored vinyls sold out.

Source: https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/britney-spears-blackout-limited-lp?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=100


Celebrity Reactions LIVE VIEWING POST Democratic Debate CNN & NYT

. Starts @ 8PM eastern

. You can watch on all CNN platforms, NYT app, twitter stream

. Yes it is due to run ~ 3 hours

. Only one night, 12 candidates

. Pictures are in both tweets above, podium placement L-R: Tulsi Gabbard, Tom Steyer, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden (center left), Elizabeth Warren (center right), Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro

. Moderators are Anderson Cooper (CNN), Erin Burnett (CNN), and Marc Lacey (NYT)

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Anna Wintour Questioned Rihanna About Marriage and Babies, But Rihanna Doesn't Mind

Rihanna is on the cover of U.S. Vogue this month. She did a Q&A with Anna Wintour... and Anna's first questions were about Rihanna getting married and having a baby.

But Rihanna is cool with it.

“A lot of women get very defensive. It’s personal. It’s our bodies. And, of course, it’s our time. And it’s not necessarily everyone’s dream to be a mom, but it’s mine, so I’m fine. Anna just wants to know what the people want to know.”

If you could ask questions to any celebrity, who would it be/what would you ask?

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Elle Held Its Annual Women In Hollywood Awards. See (5) of the Looks

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The Elle Women in Hollywood awards took place this weekend. The awards celebrate... you know, women in Hollywood.

Nina Garcia, fashion director of Elle Magazine, started the evening by saying,

"We're here. We're radical. Get used to it."

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ONTD, is it radical for rich, mostly white female celebrities to congratulate each other at a party for themselves?

Are the Women in Hollywood awards radical?

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Deepika Padukone Opens Up About Her History with Depression | Little Black Book | Harper's BAZAAR

Deepika Padukone is the most famous actress in Bollywood, an international fashion icon, and a dedicated activist on a mission to redefine mental illness in India. Padukone wants to bring mental health awareness to the forefront of mainstream conversation.

In this episode of #LittleBlackBook, she talks about her own struggles with depression and anxiety, what it took to overcome the stigma shrouding mental illness, and why it’s important for everyone to educate themselves on mental wellness.


Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski Teaming for Fantasy Comedy 'Imaginary Friends' (Exclusive)

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are teaming for Imaginary Friends, a fantasy comedy that is in the process of being picked up by Paramount.

Ryan Reynolds is in talks to be the lead. If the deal goes through, Krasinski will write, direct, produce, and star in the film.

Imaginary Friends is about a man who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends. He also befriends the imaginary friends that have been discarded or ignored. However, some imaginary friends turn evil. Then it's up to Reynolds' character to stop them and protect the world.


This sounds like a grown up version of the DCOM, Don't Look Under The Bed.
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quinta brunson on gina rodriguez: "gina don't care lol"

noted hater and all around antiblack asshat karmen klandiego gina rodriguez is once again under hot fire for dropping the n-word in a recent instagram story and basically technically us darkies to suck it up. comedian and writer, quinta brunson, responded to the controversy, stating that she's told klandiego in the past to keep it cute but that she "don't care".

edit: klandiego has come back with a second, somehow even worse apology. this time sponsored by The Notes™ tool:

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have you ever had to remind a friend not to be a racist pos, ontd?
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DCTV Promo Roundup

Arrow 8x02: Welcome to Hong Kong

THE RETURN OF TATSU – Oliver, John, Laurel, and Tatsu (guest star Rila Fukushima) seek out an important person within The Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) plan. Connor has a heart to heart with his brother (guest star Charlie Barnett). Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Sarah Tarkoff (#802). Original airdate 10/22/2019.

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[Spoiler (click to open)]THE CRISIS HAS STARTED!
Sources: Arrow / Batwoman / Black Lightning / Supergirl / The Flash

Jeremy Renner accuses ex-wife of sending his nudes to custody evaluator

Renner is accusing his ex-wife Pacheco of sending nude photos of him to their custody evaluator to cause him “extreme embarrassment.” She had naked pics of him because she sent him nudes first and requested that he do the same.

Renner accuses Pacheco of tracking down racy photos of their 6-year-old daughter Ava’s nanny.
He claims Pacheco is obsessed with sex, which he says is evidenced in her artwork.
Renner is reportedly concerned that their child is being exposed to “such dark, graphic, sexual material on a daily basis.” Pacheco has featured several nude sculptures on her Instagram page.

Pacheco and Renner are each seeking sole custody of their daughter.


Celebrity Endorsements For The 2020 Presidential Election So Far

How important are celebrity endorsements? Probably not that much considering the results of the 2016 election. But it's interesting to see where the stars align for the 2020 candidates. Judge away, ONTD.

Team Warren

Scarlett Johansson

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Team Bernie

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Binging with Babish: $5 Shake from Pulp Fiction

This week, Babish takes a turn for the sweet and opulent as we explore the possibilities of a $5 milkshake. Or rather, the lack thereof: there aren't many ways to inflate the price of a plain vanilla shake, outside of simply being served in an overpriced theme restaurant in LA. So let's see just how expensive we can make this sucker!


Do you like Milkshake??

Lizzo Accused of Second Plagiarism Claim for “Truth Hurts” by Another Songwriter

Lizzo is being hit with another plagiarism claim over her smash single, "Truth Hurts." 

Songwriter and producer, Justin Raisen posted a video to his Instagram in which he compared "Truth Hurts" to a single called "Healthy" that he allegedly wrote with Lizzo and others in 2017. 

Raisen's complaint is centered around "Truth Hurts'" now-famous opening line—"I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch"—as well as the fact the two tracks share the same melody.

This is the second time Lizzo has been accused of stealing portions of "Truth Hurts." In February 2018, British singer, Mina Lioness, says she first tweeted the line "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch"

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Ronan Farrow and Jon Lovett are engaged!!

Edit: Confirmed in this thread! https://twitter.com/jonlovett/status/1184157964560519169?s=09

Ronan Farrow's new book Catch and Kill is released today (15 October). Ronan and his partner Jon Lovett have been dating/being golfing buddies since 2011.


The book includes stories about how his partner Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and current Pod Save America host, supported him through the development of the investigative story on sexual harassment and assault.

One extract in a screenshot online suggests some exciting news!

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Yay! They are so cute together. Those who haven't need to watch Ronan's Insta story of Lovett baking. Source