December 10th, 2019


Apple TV+ is paying $25M for a Billie Eilish documentary for some reason

Apple phase bought the rights for a Billie Eilish documentary for $25M. It will debuted on their streaming service next year.
The doc was shot earlier this year and follows the 17-year-old singer-songwriter in the wake of the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
In comparison,Netfix paid Beyonce $20M for her documentary "Homecoming".

The HFPA trolled Disney by nominating The Lion King remake as best animated movie

For a while now, there has been a debate whether the remake of The Lion King is "live-action" or animated, seeing that their are no humans on screen in the movie and all but one shot in the movie is real, with the other being CGI and animation.
Disney has so far refused to acknowledge the film as animated movie and has submitted it as live-action for the 2020.
However, this didn't stop the HFPA from nominating it as an animated movie, despite Disney not submitting the movie in that category.

Even after the nomination, Disney still refuses as evident from their celebration post for the movie get a Golden Globe nomination (notice how The Lion King poster doesn't mention the animated movie nomination but the Frozen 2 poster does).

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Tim & Saoirse

'Little Women' Cast on Late Night

Saoirse Ronan appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to promote Little Women.

- Talked about her fourth nomination for the Golden Globes, how you should attend award shows with a friend (or a kid, in Colbert's case) to make them fun.
- She says Greta hid her pregnancy through the Little Women shoot by wearing a uniform of sorts that included a jumper and a jacket over a thick woolen dress, and how she wore it even in the stuffy attic sets.
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- Had met Meryl Streep when she was 15, but was still awed to work with her and thanked her after the scene they had together.

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Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies at 61

News have been stated from Swedish newspaper Express. The singer has been fighting cancer since 2002.

Her family wrote the following statement: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our biggest and most beloved artists is gone. Marie Fredriksson died on the morning of December 9 in the suites of her previous illness".

Her management team posted a note on this link in their social media.

She was survived by her husband and two children.

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Year-End List Aggregate: Lana Del Rey's 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!' is the Album of the Year

Year-end list aggregation website analyzed the placement of 2019 albums on 45 year-end lists, and it's official: Norman Fucking Rockwell!, the critically-acclaimed sixth studio album by Lana Del Rey, is the album of the year with a total of 159 points.

Point System:
1st Place = 10 points
2nd Place = 8 points
3rd Place = 6 points
Top 10 = 5 points
Top 25 = 3 points
Other = 1 point

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#6-50 and lists analyzed at the source
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Jumanji: The Next Level Hollywood + European Premieres

The cast of the Jumanji sequel attended several global premieres (London, Paris, Berlin) before landing back in Los Angeles for another premiere of their film which opens this week.

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Famous Poker Player Accused of Massive Cheating Scheme

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Mike Postle, a poker player who shot to fame on the internet, has been accused of an elaborate cheating scheme.

The alleged cheating took place at a casino in Sacramento that would livestream some games on Twitch. Viewers noticed that Postle had a statistically impossible winning streak, earning more than $250,000 in 18 months at a low-stakes game. However, he did not excel at games that were not livestreamed.

When a commentator publicly accused him of cheating, the poker community turned on him.

A poker player named Joey Ingram made a meticulous five-hour live stream that exposed Postle's apparent cheating.

When the casino livestreamed games, it used cards made with technology that displayed them on viewers' computer screens, so anyone watching online could see each player's hand. Postle would allegedly wear technology in his hat and clothing to pick up on the vibrations of each card, so he could distinguish each player's hand.

The players who lost to him have filed lawsuits for $10 million. There is currently no criminal investigation.

Do u gamble?


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Art Directors, Costume Designers, Sound Mixers Guilds announce nominees

This years shorter award season keeps pushing at us fast as the guilds for Art Directors, Costume Designers, and Sound Mixers announce their nominations. They join the earlier announced Makeup and Hairstylist Guild and will be joined tomorrow by the Actors.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is already showing early strong support, landing nominations for all four groups announced. The Irishman, Joker, and Rocketman follow with three. JoJo Robbit, Ford v Ferrari, and The Rise of Skywalker also saw numerous inclusions.

Film nominations included in post. TV nominations found at source.

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Yoda Santa

New Books Hitting Shelves This Week

The Dead Girls Club

Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face...

In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real--and she could prove it.

That belief got Becca killed.

It's been nearly thirty years, but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night--that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real. She's done her best to put that fateful summer, Becca, and the Red Lady, behind her. Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail, a necklace Heather hasn't seen since the night Becca died.

The night Heather killed her.

Now, someone else knows what she did...and they're determined to make Heather pay.

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Internet Famous Nobody Goes to Jail After Domain Robbery Gone Wrong

It's time for the latest entry in the Nobody of the Day series, featuring gunpoint attempted robbery of a domain name. If you don't know, a domain name is the readable address of a website so humans can remember it. Computers are talking in IP addresses, but we can't.


Rossi Lorathio Adams II built a large following by posting videos of drunk Iowa University students via the website (Not quite SFW)

He also wanted the domain doitforstate, and harassed the person who owned it until the person agreed to sell for 20k$ and Adams was unwilling to pay.

Instead of accepting his loss and moving on like a reasonable person, he got his homeless cousin to go to the owners' house and threaten him with a gun. The owner of the domain and home wrestled the gun away, and in the melee, shot the intruder several times in the chest.

Among the evidence on the scene was a handwritten note with instructions on how to transfer the name and the GoDaddy account number and personal email address of Adams to which the domain was to be transferred.

Adams and his lawyer maintain his innocence despite the above, basically saying "I wouldn't be that stupid to write the shit down", even though there are his prints on the paper.

Nevertheless, he has been sentence to 14 years in prison.



The Most Popular U.S. Pet Names of 2019

We just had an excellent post on popular names for 2019 (and the decade), but what about our furry friends? Pop culture and pet names also collide and are obviously influenced by television, films, music, food & drink and even uh, marijuana. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular pet names of 2019.

[Images: Top 5 Male Dog Names & Female Cat Names]

Game of Thrones: Arya is up 150% this year over 2018 and made it into the top 100 dog names.

GOT names also trending upwards: Robb, Melisandre, Jon, Brienne, Sandor and Tywin.

Marvel and DC Comic names are extremely popular with pet owners: Okoye, Nebula and Black Widow are all increasing in popularity this year.

Villain names: Sauron, Bellatrix and Thanos.

Top Superhero Names for Dogs and Cats: Harley, Loki, Thor, Flash and Valkyrie.

Top 5 Music Names for Dogs and Cats
1. Taylor Swift
2. Khalid
3. Madonna
4. Ariana
5. David Bowie

Also hot this year and rising: Lizzo and Cardi B.

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ONTD, what are your favorite pet names?
What name(s) did you give your furry companion(s)?

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Italian mob is now allowing gay membership

Homophobia is over girls!!

An Italian anti-mob investigator is reporting that the 'Ndrangheta -- South Italy's richest crime syndicate - has evolved with the times is allowing gay men to join its ranks. The investigator discovered passionate love letters between a crime boss and a young lieutenant, as well as learning members frequent gay drag bars, and that a son of a prominent boss lives as a drag queen.

The investigator also claims that younger members are more fragile and "soft" that those of older age and recieved a flood of emails calling his comments insensitive.


will you join ontd??

Spinning Out | Official Trailer

After a devastating fall threatens her competitive skating career, Kat Baker seizes an opportunity to pursue her Olympic dreams, but at the risk of losing everything. Spinning Out follows Kat as she battles her personal demons and faces drama both on and off the ice. Watch all episodes of Spinning Out January 1, only on Netflix.


Dolittle - Auditions

Watch Robert Downey Jr audition the most talented animals in the business for #Dolittle.

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.
But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures


Will you see DOLITTLE, ONTD?

#IWantMyMTV: Marvel Television is Being Folded into Marvel Studios

Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb is leaving, and Marvel is leaving with it, folded into the main studio, after multiple live action shows have been cancelled or are on final seasons over various stations.

90% of staff have been layed off already.

I know what you're asking: WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier had already been placed under Fiege’s mandate before he was anointed Chief Creative Officer in October. So they're safe.

Any TV projects in production for D+ are going forward, new ideas are not.

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Apple's most powerful Mac Pro will cost $52,599

Apple’s new Mac Pro is available to order today. The computer starts at $5,999 but for those who want the most powerful Mac money can buy, it’ll cost $52,599 after all the add-ons.

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What's the limit you'd spend on a computer, ONTD?

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'Kavalier and Clay' Adaptation Coming to Showtime

Married writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman are set to be the showrunners on a limited series adaptation of Chabon's 2000 Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Chabon, who is currently a showrunner on the forthcoming Picard, will transfer to working on the new series in 2020. Chabon and Waldman will also write and executive produce the series, about two cousins and the birth of superhero comics set against the backdrop of NYC before, during, and after WWII.


The View: Impeachapalooza, Hot Topics

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I don’t know if this aired in all time zones because my tv had breaking news for Impeachment. This was written from the clips uploaded to The View channel.

Whoopi wears a questionable Christmas sweater

Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
She has candy in the pouch of her Christmas sweater. Plus it has pockets! It can be found at Zappos. You have to go pretty hard to destroy us, our country, too many people who fought too hard for too long. Celebrating the Constitution and our rights as Americans. Blah di blah.

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Ontd do you wear Christmas sweaters?

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Cast for the Disney+ ‘Home Alone’ reboot announced

• The reboot was first announced earlier this year and plans for it are moving quickly.

• Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) are set to star.

• Yates will play a Kevin McCallister type. Some sources are saying Kemper and Delaney are playing the parents, but other sources are reporting that their roles are still unknown and they could be playing a couple with no relation to Yates.

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Trump campaign compares Trump to Thanos; Thanos' creator (and others) respond

Trump's campaign tried to compare Trump as Thanos as a way of showing that his re-election is 'inevitable'.

Jim Starlin, who created Thanos, responded with the following statement: "After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer. How sick is that? These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end."

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Oops! They did it Again! New England Patriots Accused of Spying on the Bengals!

*A Patriots scout was caught filming the 1-12 Bengals ahead of Sunday's game
*The Patriots claim he was filming for a documentary, but other sources attest filmed the Bengals' sideline for over eight minutes. This footage hasn't been released
*The Patriots deny any wrongdoing (per usual)

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24 Top Superhero Movie Moments Of The Decade

The 2010s was the decade of the superhero movie. From The Marvel Cinematic Universe, to the DC Extended Universe, to the return of Pixar’s “The Incredibles,” these movies produced some unforgettable moments. From Wonder Woman’s big debut, to the Avengers coming together, to the loss of an X-Men icon, these are some of the scenes and moments that are impossible to forget.

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fave scene from a superhero film?? fave superhero film from the 2010s??