October 24th, 2019

Ron by the fire

2019 Gotham Awards nominations announced, led by 'Marriage Story', 'Uncut Gems', 'The Farewell'


Nominations were announced Thursday for the 2019 Gotham Independent Film Awards, with acclaimed movies Marriage Story, The Farewell, Uncut Gems and The Last Black Man in San Francisco leading the pack. The ceremony will take place on December 2 in New York City.

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Source: https://twitter.com/THR/status/1187372699439566850
Tim & Saoirse

Indie Film Release Guide: October 25th [An ONTD Original]

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It’s a pretty muted weekend for the big studios. Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars from Warner Brothers and Sony’s Black and Blue are the only two films debuting from the majors, with a couple of other wide releases from smaller studios rounding out the weekend. Jojo Rabbit, The Lighthouse, and likely Best Picture contender Parasite are all expanding to more theaters this weekend, so keep an eye out for those, as well as the films highlighted below.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: October 18th, October 11th, and October 4th.

The Current War

Stars: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston
Writer: Michael Mitnick
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Plot: The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.
What you should know: The film premiered at TIFF two years ago to poor reviews, and then the The Weinstein Company went under so the planned release was scrapped. The director was able to recut the film once it was bought by another studio for distribution, hence it being called the “director’s cut.” The new version also has a completely new score.
Opens in: Wide

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD? Seeing anything this weekend?

T-Pain Cancels Tour Due to Low Ticket Sales

T-Pain canceled his upcoming 1UP DLC Tour due to low ticket sales.

He revealed that his planned tour was set off on a path to failure from the start and owned up to his own mistakes in poorly managing the run of dates.

He had hoped to coast on the momentum generated by the first 1UP Tour, but it would not be possible. 
He ended the tour to avoid playing shoddy shows to half-full room.

He was told to lie about his reasoning for shelving the tour. He said he didn't believe in lying to fans who put in the work to buy tickets and make plans.

Fans were a little let down, but appreciated the honesty (and the refunds).

T-Pain wished media paid attention when he announced the tour, instead of covering the bad news.
He then promised new tour dates soon.


First proper reactions are in for Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' movie, and awards talk is aplenty

SAG-AFTRA hosted a screening of Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' last night (with Gerwig and several cast in attendance), and the reviews from critics and reporters so far have been pretty good, to the point of awards chatter.

There's now awards buzz for Gerwig as director/writer as well as film, and on the actors front is Saoirse Ronan as lead (it would be her fourth nod by 25), and Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, and Timothée Chalamet in supporting. The film hits theaters on Christmas.

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Tim & Saoirse

Kristen Stewart, Harry Styles to host 'Saturday Night Live' in November

Saturday Night Live has announced the hosts and musical guests for November's shows. Kristen Stewart is set to host SNL on November 2nd, with musical guest Coldplay. Two weeks later on November 16th, Harry Styles will be performing as both the host and the musical guest.

This upcoming weekend, Chance the Rapper is pulling double duty as the host and musical guest.

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That Time the Secret Service Investigated Eminem

. Eminem wrote in The Ringer a verse that said Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service / To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin’ him / Or ask if I’m linked to terrorists / I said, ‘Only when it comes to ink and lyricists.'

. Turns out Eminem had previously written in Framed a verse that said Donald Duck’s on as the Tonka Truck in the yard. But dog, how the fuck is Iv.nka Tr.mp in the trunk of my car? ... '

. During the interview with Secret Service, when agents began to read the lyrics of his freestyle rap, “Mathers was familiar [with] the song and began [to] rap along with the interviewers as the verse was read"

. Eminem was officially interviewed on 16 January 2018

Spoiler Alert

. The special snowflake who reported Eminem to the Secret Service, referred to as "concerned citizen" in the documents, was none other than T M Z

Ontd have you ever been investigated for saying bad things against the dumpster fire in the WH?

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Get Ready for "RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race"


There's Drag Race...there's Drag Race: All Stars... there's Drag Race Thailand... there's Drag Race UK... there's Drag Race Canada...

...and now there will be RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race. It will feature 12 male celebrities getting drag makeovers by returning queens. The season will have four episodes total. The winner will be crowned "America’s Next Celebrity Drag Superstar."

Says RuPaul:

“Doing drag does not change who you are, it reveals who you are. I can’t wait for the world to see what happens when our celebrity contestants get all up in drags!”

The participating queens will be:

Monét X Change
Bob the Drag Queen
Alyssa Edwards
Asia O’Hara
Kim Chi
Monique Heart
Nina West
Trinity the Tuck
Trixie Mattel
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.

Will u watch "Celebrity Drag Race?"



Halloween is Almost Here! The 50 Best Horror Films on Netflix

. Bird Box

. Carrie

. The Cell

. Malevolent

. The Witch

. More at the source

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In honor of zyuranger we miss you!

Ontd are you ready for Halloween have you been watching scary films?


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The View: Michael Douglas, Disney on Broadway, Hot Topics

Full panel today
Joy is still a bit sickly

Michael Douglas



Michael Douglas is promoting his series The Kominsky Method on Netflix and also talks about his son Cameron’s book

Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
[Those Douglas genes are strong]
Plays clip. Tells story about a pending trip, felt bad last night. Wonders if that’s why Joy is sick, she’s planning on going somewhere! Joy says she got sick from London. [I think that first part was cut from clip] Whoopi talks about Cameron being a guest yesterday. Mentions MD encouraging him to write the book. MD wondered how much balance there would be in him blaming his parents (joking) vs [all other people and factors in his life]. MD talks about addiction caring about wealth, color, etc. MD felt like he and CD mother could handle their fair share in whatever is in the book. Plus his friends and whatnot. Book is No. 1 on Amazon bestseller. Sunny says MD pulled away from CD for a bit, reads quote. Plays clip. MD says they went through 18 yrs with his ex-wife. MD watched his dad deal with issues with his sons (there are four), in rehab, in his 80s. Elaborates on the strain in the family. Abby wonders if MD would’ve done anything differently. MD says when they’re underage, the parents can step in. But once they’re an adult, you can’t kid yourself and you can only do your best. MD talks about vaping, test scores going down, get some governing [on this latest fad killing people]. Meghan brings up opioid crisis. Thinks CD wrote an incredible book. Thinks people feel addiction doesn’t impact families who have notoriety, but that’s not true. MD talks about story with his ex-wife at height of CD addiction. Whoopi wonders how MD is feeling, he says he feels good.

Joy moves to The Kominsky Method, won a Golden Globe for his role. MD says he doesn’t do a lot of comedy, there’s so much involved with timing, many people don’t think it’s really acting. Meghan says Catherine Zeto Jones was Her Dad ™ celebrity crush. MD says his wife wants her own birthday (they have the same mm dd). Lists other celebs with the same birthday.

[His speech pattern seems different, could be after-effect from his cancer]

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Ontd I'm bored today are you bored today?

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Kathy Griffin shuts down male News Anchor in heated discussion

Kathy Griffin recently appeared on KTLA Channel 5 to promote her new movie Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story. She mentioned that she felt that she no longer had any paid work ahead of her in her career as she is a 58 year old female in comedy. News anchor Mark Kriski felt the need to say "I think there’s a lot of 58-year-old comedians working out there." Kathy then asked him to name five women who fit the description of what he just said. He looked visibly disgruntled and muttered “I’m uh…not into the comedy thing.” Kathy went on to say that she had to deal with people like him all the time as a female in comedy, he looked visibly annoyed. OP thinks she handled the situation very well

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Do you think Kathy handled this well, ontd? Do you often have to deal with stupid things men say at work?

How would you react to seeing Weinstein at an industry party today?

Harvey Weinstein attended an event put on by Actor’s Hour at Downtime Bar NYC, people were understandably upset by that, and the place/organizers then kicked out the people who complained:

The original thread:

And because people are trash:

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full thread

the last of us
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The Last of Us Part II & some Ubisoft games delayed

- Naughty Dog has delayed The Last of Us Part II to May 29, 2020, announced in a blog post:

I know. It was just about a month ago when we had our big blowout for the game, letting media play over two hours of it along with debuting our new story trailer and revealing the release date... However, it was during the last few weeks, as we were closing out sections of the game, that we realized we simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality.

- Ubisoft is delaying multiple games (Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, Rainbow 6 Quarantine) after negative feedback on Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Division 2.

source: Neil Druckmann's tweet & Kotaku tweet

i knew some of these q1 2020 games were gonna get delayed, but JEEZ

Robert Carradine, Hallie Todd, and Jake Thomas join Lizzie McGuire revival

Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas are set to reprise their roles as Jo, Sam, and Matt McGuire and join Hilary Duff in the Lizzie McGuire revival.

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Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance will score the music of Kevin Smith's 'Clerks 3'

Writer and director Kevin Smith, who is currently on the road promoting the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, is set to produce a third movie in the Clerks universe. Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, who has taken a break from the music industry to pursue a career in comic book writing, will be scoring Clerks 3, according to Smith.

Smith recently offered details on the plot of Clerks 3, which will bring some of Smith’s personal experience following his heart attack into the story of Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson). “Randal has a heart attack, decides that he came so close to death, and his life has meant nothing, there’s nobody to memorialize him, he has no family or anything like that. And in the recovery, while under fentanyl, he comes to the conclusion at mid-life, having almost died, having worked in a movie store his whole life and watched other people’s movies, he tells Dante, I think we need to make a movie. So Dante and Randal make ‘Clerks.’ That’s the story of Clerks 3.”

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ONTD Halloween Contest!

I know I'm not Zyuranger and I miss him too. Let's just get that out of the way.

It's time for the ONTD Halloween contest!

What does this mean?
This means that if you dress up for a party (sick brag, bro), work, or just for fun be sure to take a picture with a sign that says "I <3  ONTD!"

UPDATE: Thanks to arellaj's genius idea: Let's do an animal costume contest too because hell yeah.

I'll post a seperate post after Halloween so you guys can start submitting and we can vote afterwards!

Winners for sure will get a paid account! Maybe other shit, idk man I've got student loans.

Demi Moore Reveals Which Of Her Male Co-Stars Didn’t Deserve a Higher Paycheck

On Wednesday's The Late Late Show, Demi Moore played a game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts."

Corden said to the actress:

"You are viewed as a pioneer for equal pay for women in Hollywood. "Who is an actor you've worked with who got paid more money than you that didn't deserve to?"

She teased: "Okay, I don't know if I could say he didn't deserve. That's not necessarily up to me to say."

Corden pressed her to respond. And rather than throw back a shot of the hottest hot sauce, she responded : "I'd say Bruce Willis."

Moore quickly tried to take back her answer, saying, "No, I can't say that he didn't deserve it," and downed that hot shot.

Lana Del Rey on her SNL performance " It wasn't terrible"

_ Lana Del Rey was interviewed with Elton John for "Rolling Stone" magazine " Musicians on Musicians" edition.

- Del Rey's 2012 " Saturday night Live" performance came up, where many people online criticized her supposed lackluster performance.

-John" You came through that awful thing in that Saturday night Live. Which was so distressing for someone like me to see someone get so crucified. I've watched it, and it wasn't that bad!

- Del Rey" It wasn't terrible".

- John" It wasn't terrible at all, I don't know what the agenda was there, but where was the # MeToo movement there?"

-Del Rey" Oh, you said it,not me!"

- Del Rey remembered later in the interview that that performance marked " the one night in all my time performing that I wasn't nervous. I remember the intention I had. Looking back, there was a more eccentric performative approach to it I was thinking about Maria Callas,someone darker coming through."

-John brings of Ashlee Simpson's 2004 lip synch performance.

- John "I didn't think it was a major f***up, I saw Ashlee Simpson and yeah, that's a major f***up. That's funny. Not to her it isn't,but it's very funny to watch".

_Del Rey" I'm not laughing".



Diddy files to legally change name to Sean Love Combs

Sean Combs has gone by many names over the years — Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy.
Now he’s settled on yet another one, Love.
He submitted a petition to officially change his legal name from Sean John Combs to Sean Love Combs.
The petition lists “a desire to change middle name”

ONTD, Pick the best name

Puff Daddy
P. Diddy
Sean Love Combs


Taylor Swift Writes Original Song for "Cats" with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Will Compete for Oscar

If you followed my ONTD exclusive Taylor Swift coverage earlier this year, you may remember a post that speculated that Swift wrote an original song for the upcoming Razzie-bait adaptation of the musical Cats. It was not released in July as Collider reported it would be, but now that all of Taylor's pop singles have flopped out of the Top 10 Swift (and her publicist) are trying something new!

The song is called "Beautiful Ghosts" and according to Variety, and it will be sung by newcomer Francesca Hayward in the film. However, Swift will promptly steal Hayward's moment to sing the "studio" version of the song which will be played over the end credits. All of this will make Swift eligible for an Oscar, as noted in the article. It is unknown if this oppourtunity was part of her contract to join the film, or if it happened naturally like the promo video insists.

Other contenders for Best Original Song this year: songs from The Lion King from both Beyonce and Elton John, Love Me Again from Rocketman (also from Elton John), whatever song Randy Newman shat out for Toy Story 4, Kelly Clarkson's Broken & Beautiful from Ugly Dolls, Don't Call Me Angel by Miley/Ari/Lana from Charlie's Angels and last but not least... the entire soundtrack from Frozen 2.

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ONTD, who do you hope beats Taylor Swift for wins Best Original Song in 2020?
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Skincare brand Sunday Riley faked Sephora reviews for almost two years to boost sales

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The FTC has found that the $$$ Skincare brand Sunday Riley has been faking positive reviews on Sephora’s website for two years

The Federal Trade Commission began an investigation after a former employee spilled the beans on /r/SkincareAddiction (here)

Founder Sunday Riley was directly involved and pressured her staff into creating fake accounts to write fake reviews praising their products

Sunday Riley the person also claims to be "cosmetic chemist" which she is not (here)

Sunday Riley and FTC reached an agreement that Sunday Riley promised to not do it again (that's it?)

BoxOfficeMojo has a new look including putting popular info behind a paywall and everyone hates it

Yesterday, BoxOfficeMojo quietly got a makeover as "Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro".
It’s the first major overhaul of the site since IMDb, a subsidiary of Amazon, purchased the website from creator Brandon Gray in 2008.
Apart from the hideous makeover, a bunch of some information will be available only on IMDbPro, which costs $19.99 per month, or $149.99 for an annual membership.
Among the information now requiring a subscription are breakdowns of box office performance for various genres, and historical data for Hollywood studios; it’s not clear what else may be locked behind the paywall
Among the data removed entirely from the free site are the ability to search for an individual person's (actor/director) box office history by title, box office history adjusted for inflation and the weekend theater counts for movies.

A statement from IMDb says that the redesign was “made in response to customer feedback and usage patterns, which will continue to inform future feature launches.”


Why Are We So Obsessed With Katie Holmes?

Katie Holmes has a new stylist: Julia von Boehm.

As Mrs. Cruise, Holmes jumped to the A-list. Since her breakup with Jamie Foxx, she's everywhere. From red carpet snaps, gala events, paparazzi shots and street-style opps. All her appearances are noticeable.

Some headlines in the past month that highlight Katie Holmes' style: “Katie Holmes’ Post-Break-Up Style Is Inspiring,” “Katie Holmes Proves Flawless Style Is the Best Revenge.” “Katie Holmes Has Fall Street Style Figure Out.” “Katie Holmes Is Conducting the World’s Greatest Charm Offensive.”

The “Katie Holmes effect” helps promote fashion brands. Holmes is recognized for her glamour. She has become America's Sweetheart! Jennifer Aniston, who?

Halloween | Lucy

Halloween on TV: A Spooky History

** in this brief, "fun sized" video, the evolution of Halloween on television is discussed.

** begins from television's early years and goes on to mention Roseanne, The Simpsons, and SNL's Halloween sketches to name a few.

** ponders what streaming (and the lack of following a traditional calendar) will do to the future of Halloween television.

** OP appreciates how the tv background changes with each decade.

** no mention of Garfield's Halloween Adventure.

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ONTD, favorite Halloween episodes? Favorite Halloweens specials?

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How Sex Scenes Are Shot In Movies And TV Shows | Movies Insider

For the genuinely romantic depictions of sex on screen, actors and directors can face a myriad of challenges. Film sets are often packed, demanding, and tiring. It's only in the last few years that a specified role to guide and coach actors for love scenes has become mainstream. Intimacy coordinator Ita O'Brien worked on Netflix's "Sex Education," as well as HBO's "Watchmen." We attended one of Ita's workshops in South London to find out how sex scenes are co-ordinated in movies.


Hermès Birkin bags are a great investment

The idea for the brand's Birkin bag came from an airplane encounter in 1981 between Jane Birkin and Jean-Louis Dumas, late chief executive of Hermès. Ms. Birkin spilled the contents of a straw tote bag everywhere, inspiring the French label’s executive to create a bag suitable for jet-setting women with too much to carry.

The Birkin bag is one of the most exclusive luxury goods in the world, whose price starts around $9,550, is so reserved for the elite, Hermès refuses to declare the number of handbags it manufactures every year.

It increases in value by an estimated 14.2 percent each year, making it – on paper – a more worthwhile investment than what you would typically consider as one – stocks, bonds, gold, etc. In theory, if you bought a $10,000 Birkin today, in less than 400 days, it would be worth about $11,420.

Hermès has an international waiting list for it, which can go up to six years. This exclusivity and desirability elevates the carry-all to the level of a collector’s item.

How do you invest, ONTD?

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Legacies 2x04 Promo "Since When Do You Speak Japanese?"

From Youtube: When a samurai shows up in Mystic Falls looking for a demon that possesses its victims, Josie leads the charge to defend her friends from the demon’s wrath. Meanwhile, as Landon and Rafael head to Mystic Falls High in hopes of learning more about the mysterious Hope, MG is conflicted by a secret he’s uncovered about Lizzie’s new vampire friend Sebastian. Finally, just as Alaric lets his guard down around the town’s new sheriff, a confrontation with a demon forces him to reevaluate his priorities.

Legacies comes back November 7th!