December 13th, 2019


Taylor Swift takes aim at “toxic male privilege” in her Women of the Decade acceptance speech

Last night, Taylor Swift accepted Billboard’s Woman of the Decade award and had a lengthy 15 minute speech. Swift called out the institutionalized sexism she’s witnessed in the industry over the last decade, voiced her support for Lana Del Rey as the “most influential artist in pop” and called out the “unregulated world of private equity coming in and buying our music as if it’s real estate — as if it’s an app or a shoe line.”

[Text: Swift talks about Scooter Braun during speech]“This just happened to me without my approval, consultation, or consent. After I was denied the chance to purchase my music outright, my entire catalog was sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings in a deal that I’m told was funded by the Soros family, 23 Capital, and that Carlyle Group. Yet, to this day, none of these investors have bothered to contact me or my team directly — to perform their due diligence on their investment. On their investment in me. To ask how I might feel about the new owner of my art, the music I wrote, the videos I created, photos of me, my handwriting, my album designs.”

“And of course, Scooter never contacted me or my team to discuss it prior to the sale or even when it was announced. I’m fairly certain he knew exactly how I would feel about it, though, and let me just say that the definition of toxic male privilege in our industry is people saying ‘but he’s always been nice to me’ when I’m raising valid concerns about artists and their right to own their music. And of course he’s nice to you — if you’re in this room, you have something he needs.”

“The fact is that private equity enabled this man to think, according to his own social media post, that he could ‘buy me.’ But I’m obviously not going willingly. Yet the most amazing thing was to discover that it would be the women in our industry who would have my back and show me the most vocal support at one of the most difficult times, and I will never, ever forget it. Like, ever.”

In addition to naming names and calling for a discussion on private equity in the business, she urged everyone to keep advocating for female representation in recording studios, A&R departments and more.

Swift also showed her support for new artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo and Billie Eilish, who was honored with Billboard’s Woman of the Year.

You can watch Swift’s full speech above. Or not.

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Netflix sends journalists on pricey trips, raising questions and angering rivals


- Netflix really wants to win some Oscars

- their movies this season are “The Irishman”, “Dolemite Is My Name”, “The Two Popes”, and "Marriage Story”

- they flew out a ton of journalists to fancy trips in NYC and LA that inlcuded movie screenings, exclusive Q&As with the stars, and stays in nice hotels

- a large number of these journalists are Critics Choice Award voters, where Netflix scored 61 nominations

- at the recent Screen Actors Guild awards, who have stronger ethical guidelines for their members, Netlix only got 20 nominations, most of them for TV shows

- a rival executive calls it “This is Harvey but on steroids,”

- the Netflix PR is run by Lisa Taback, a longtime Weinstein employee
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New Music Friday – December 13, 2019

Featuring new music by Arin Ray, Ava Max, BoA, Dirty Projectors, Dua Lipa, Free Nationals, Grimes, Harry Styles, KAYTRANADA, Lil Uzi Vert, LOOΠΔ, Meghan Trainor, MGMT, Moses Sumney, Mulatto, Okay Kaya, Smokepurpp, Stormzy, Tommy Genesis with Charli XCX and Wiz Khalifa

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Happy Friday, ONTD! What's everyone listening to today?
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'Jumanji: The Next Level' kicks off weekend box office with $4.7M on Thursday night

After a rare weekend of practically nothing big being released, ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ kicked off this weekend's box office, racking in $4.7M on Thursday night. It's expected to make roundabouts $35 million this weekend (on a $125 million budget).

The thriller/horror remake “Black Christmas” also released on Thursday, though no numbers yet, but it is expected to make around $10 to $12 million this weekend (on a $6.5 million budget). The hot mess “Richard Jewell” is released on Friday (no Thursday previews), and is expected to make $10M-11M range this weekend.

In limited release are the anticipated 'Uncut Gems' and 'Bombshell'.

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'Little Fires Everywhere' Teaser

Hulu's upcoming adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere has released a short teaser announcing a premiere date of March 18th. The series will star Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.


Queen And Slim director Melina Matsoukas: Golden Globes voters refused to watch film

Melina Matsoukas claims she was warned by members of her team that the Hollywood Foreign Press, which is comprised of around 90 international journalists who vote on the Golden Globes, had skipped the multiple screenings of “Queen & Slim” that had been set for them.

Matsoukas said in part: "We held three screenings for the HFPA and almost no members attended...For me, it’s reflective of their voting body...They don’t value the stories that represent all of us, and those stories are so often disregarded and discredited, as are their filmmakers...It’s extremely discouraging. It’s extremely infuriating. And it just represents an archaic system that is full of people who don’t value us."

A representative for the HPFA disputes the claim that members didn’t watch the film, saying all voters had been sent screeners and could have seen it at home. “The HFPA maintains that ‘Queen & Slim’ was in the conversation amongst the membership,” the HPFA told Variety in a statement.

Universal Pictures, which distributed the movie, declined to comment. However, sources say Universal Pictures tried to encourage members to see the film by holding three different screening and only four total HPFA journalists showed up. Universal also sent out more than 60,000 individual DVDs to various guilds including the HPFA. After a lack of interest, Universal Pictures cancelled a scheduled Globes press conference for Nov. 16, with sources saying there was no reason to ask the cast to talk about the movie since voters hadn't seen it.

Matsoukas also talked being warned about being harrassed at a HPFA fundraiser, noting a member pitched a movie to her using a "very archaic term" which offended her as a woman of color.

Matsoukas said she’s decided to speak out because she hopes the conversation will bring about change in an industry that still doesn’t represent the diversity of moviegoers. She also noted she doesn't expect the Academy award nominations to fix the wrong of the Golden Globes.


WANTED: Social Media Director for Queen Elizabeth

OP's favorite Blue Job Hell Site has posted something from Buckingham Palace: A job description for a Social Media Manager to help ole Liz connect with the peasants.

Candidate should have experience “managing and editing high-profile websites, social media and other digital formats.”

Deadline is December 24th.

  • It Pays 67k$ a year (or 50k Pounds a year)

  • 37.5 Hour work week, Monday through Friday.

  • Weekends off and free lunch

  • No word if Gibbo is allowed to apply.

  • It will not be as ... ignorant and off the cuff as 45's social media.


Will you apply?

Mohamed Hadid is seen tipping $100 after company’s bankruptcy filing

Mohamed Hadid (father of Bella and Gigi Hadid) was spotted tipping his valet $100. This just weeks after his company filed for bankruptcy, his neighbors sued him, and was ordered to demolish his oversized mansion in Bel Air.

Hadid, 71, claims that his company is currently $10-50 million in debt due to the construction of his half-built 30,000-square-foot mansion. He owes $386,000 to a design and management company, $200,000 to a building materials company, over $93,000 to a demolition company and over $35,000 to plumbers.

ONTD, do you pay your bills?

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International Treasure Sally Field Arrested Protesting Climate Change

Certified legend and international treasure Sally Field joined Jane Fonda for #FireDrillFridays to protest inaction on Climate Change on Capitol Hill. She was arrested in the process of using her First Amendment right & fighting to save this planet.


Which one of you monsters are going to drag up receipts on Sally Field on being an unknown nightmare?

Amy Sedaris talks to Buzzfeed

Amy's recommendations for the holiday season: keeping frozen cake that only takes 10 mins to thaw on hand to serve when unexpected guests arrive, giving unsalted butter as a hostess gift, slightly ignoring unwanted guests, giving practical handmade gifts i.e. potholders, and to shut up and drink when family members bring up politics around the dinner table.

Amy gushes about bb Yoda being charming and cute af and agrees that bb Yoda should replace the bb Jesus in the nativity.



Devon Sawa Received a Disturbing ‘Fan’ Letter at His Home

Devon Sawa has revealed the disturbing letter he received from a "fan," who somehow found his residential address on the internet and contacted him there.

'The Fanatic' is a movie about a man with autism, played by Travolta, who is a huge fan of a movie star, played by Sawa. The fan tries to get an autograph and is rejected by the actor.

[The letter]
"To Devon Sawa, I'm writing to tell you that I did not like your character of Hunter Dunbar in The Fanatic. You were terribly mean to poor 'Moose' (John Travolta). You could have became friends with him in the end. You did 'sick' things to him and his cries for help were so sad. I'm writing this so that you also know; your address is public info! I should hope you aren't your character in real life. That's why I'm going to request an autographed photo from you. If I don't hear back from you - then I will know you are the same mean 'Hunter' in real [life]. Therefore, do not take this personally. Also - I'm NOT a stalker. Never been to your fancy, rich enclave. Probably never will. I will appreciate your utmost concern and cooperation as I look forward to hearing from you,"

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Lots of Bachelor Tea to Sip Before the Big Premiere!

  • Chris Harrison is apparently pretty mad at Peter in the new Bach promo. Girl, do not piss of Chris Harrison.

  • Allegedly, the contestant who allegedly [spoiler]broke up several marriages by cheating with her friends' husbands also allegedly [spoiler]got in a bar fight with one of Peter's irl friends. Whew, chile...

  • They are keeping things pretty secretive, as even Reality Steve doesn't know Peter's final choice.

  • Katie and Chris from BIP have broken up. Was he too distant? Was she too needy? Prob both, lbr.

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Daily Mail Catches Heat After Confusing Kerry Washington For Zoë Kravitz

The British publication Daily Mail mistakenly identified Kerry Washington as Zoë Kravitz.
Three photo captions of Washington mistakenly ID’d her.

“Talent: Theron and Zoe Kravitz linked up backstage at the THR event,”
“Hug it out: The Monster star and the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz embraced warmly upon meeting at the event.”
“Co-star: Reese’s co-star in the HBO hit Big Little Lies rocked a lacy corset top with a dark, flowing skirt.”

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We finally get confirmation about who's the gay character in 'Marvel´s The Eternals'

- After much speculation, we finally know who's the MCU's first openly gay superhero...

[Spoiler... its not Richard Madden]... It's Brian Tyree Henry's character PHASTOS!!!

- As people who attended CCXP have pointed out, during the special teaser released you can see Phastos, with civil costumes, in the company of two children and another guy, holding hands.


The View: Tom Steyer, Impeachapalooza, Hot Topics

Whoopi is off today, Ana is guest host

Tom Steyer

[Meghan is sooo rude to him. The audience audibly gasps at one point. Remember how she was icky sweet nice to Traitor Tot?]

Two more clips and summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]

Joy brings up pending Impeachment trial in the Senate. Steyer says the most important court is the court of public opinion for the most corrupt man in American history. Meghan says he bought his way to the debate polls, doesn’t think it’s fair instead of Cory Booker. TS tells his simple message, government is broken, it’s been bought by corporations, won’t get any progressive policies until government returns to -of,by,for- the people. Meghan says it’s not reflecting in the polls. TS says this is a series of elections, he’s been focusing on primary states where he’s polling higher. Meghan keeps interrupting him. Joy says he’s not beholden by NRA. TS says no one can say he’s been purchased, and also he has 10 years of putting together grassroots coalitions, and taking on oil, tobacco companies. Meghan is rude again.

Ana says she’s seen him so often on her tv she should invite him to Christmas dinner /laughs/. Says he has the money to go to the very end, unlike Kamala who ran out of money. Wonders if he has a hard threshold that he’ll drop out. He says he doesn’t have a benchmark for that yet, but he joined because he didn’t think anyone was telling the hard truth, re/climate change, other policy topics. If T45 isn’t thrown out of office, we’re screwed. Summarizes T45 campaign is basically -I’m not a nice person, I hate 95% Americans, you won’t invite me to Christmas dinner, but you’ll vote for me or the economy will fail-. TS says he’s got to take him down because he’s a fake. TS says he built his own business from scratch, didn’t inherit any money from his parents. Says T45 uses numbers that don’t relate to most Americans, his giveaway to uber rich and corporations, was a direct attack on everyday Americans. Abby wonders why T45 is still winning in polls in battleground states. Joy wonders if TS will give money to other candidate(s). TS says absolutely he’ll give money to candidates who are vulnerable. TS says he started one of the biggest grassroots organizations. [Another rude alert] Meghan interrupts again, says that doesn’t make you a good politician and with all due respect, Mayor Bloomberg was Mayor for three terms and if you’re going the billionaire route, he’s a lot more compelling than you are [she says all this looking directly at the camera, not looking at TS]. TS says Bloomberg is a different person. Meghan smarts off again. TS the grown up largely ignores her, doesn't react, continues talking to the audience. Talks about income disparity, says Bloomberg isn’t willing to go for a wealth tax. TS came out for a wealth tax way before he decided to run. Abby re-quotes Warren who said (paraphrasing) it’s a waste of time to try to get a moderate vote. TS says we need to talk about prosperity, a growing economy, and need to be credible and go after T45 and his [false] strength of the economy.

Sunny brings up the black vote, especially the black female vote, Biden has a stronghold on that. TS sidesteps Biden but says we have to talk openly about race. Wants a formal commission on race to re-tell the story over the last 400 yrs. Not just the injustice, most don’t know who Jim Crow was, also the story of contribution over centuries, leading moral voice. The way you get unjust policies is by telling fake stories. When you tell the true story, then you have a policy that is just. TS came out with plan for HBCU, invests more money than any other candidate. TS explains he is for reparations, but this is a separate strategy. Give a chance to people explicitly discriminated against. HBCU have turned out the most judges, doctors, teachers, engineers, given young black communities a chance. The way the money has been allocated, was structurally discriminatory. They’re in dire fiscal straights. They don’t have endowments due to discrimination. Meghan asks about his red plaid tie, which he wears a lot. Does he only own one tie, is it his favorite. TS says he’s worn it for 20 yrs, people says he has no taste. Ana says he has to wear it to her Christmas dinner.

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Ontd have you had a package stolen from your doorstep?

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The Expanse season 4 now streaming on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime released its final trailer for season 4 of The Expanse, which is streaming now.


Feel free to use this as a discussion post, preferably with spoiler tags.

Fox developing sitcom from ONTD's own Franchesca Ramsey

Alert!  Fox is developing Re-Friended, created by and starring famous ONTDer, Franchesca Ramsey and non-ONTDer, Shamikah Christina Martinez.

Things to know:
• Its about two childhood friends who stay connected through social media and learn to actually be IRL when they become roommates
• Franchesca Ramsey is also known as chescaleigh on ONTD
• Somewhat recently shaved her head; the look works for her due to bone structure.
• It is assumed she still lurks ONTD


ONTD, if you become famous, would you still come here?

Monét X Change, friend of John McCain's Daughter®, on Greta Thunberg: "Are you kidding me?


Me-Again McCain's best bosom buddy, Monét X Change, did not react well to a 16-year-old girl with aspergers who deeply cares about the future of the planet being named Time's 2019 Person of the Year.

After criticism from some people, she edited her post to this:

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Can someone make a post of Nina's bullshit too tho


“Rick and Morty” partnered with Pringles for Pickle Rick Flavored Chips

This week Pringles announced that it will soon launch Rick and Morty-inspired Pickle Rick-flavored chips in 2020 for a limited time. The partnership comes with a 30-second commercial that will air in the second quarter of Super Bowl LIV early next year (Feb 2).

In the third episode of the third season, Rick transforms himself into a pickle to avoid attending a family therapy session. In pickle form, Rick’s adventure takes him through the sewer, to a foreign government agency, and the family therapy session.

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The Cool Girl Trope, Explained

Basicaly the video explores the old "cool girl" trope: created by men for men. But remember that it only works if the cool girl is hot. It points out the Sandra Bullock was "one of the guys" on Miss Congeniality but she only becomes a cool girl after the make over.

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Can you imagine, finally showing your true self to your soulmate, and having him not like you? - Cool Girl Monologue

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Colin Firth splits from wife Livia after 22 years of marriage

Their marriage was rocked last year with the news that Livia cheated with a childhood friend named Marco Brancaccia.

Marco was accused of stalking Livia, but he said: “We met at a party at Colin and Livia’s house in Italy. I had known her for years and one thing led to another.

“We started an affair that lasted just under a year.

"She’d tell Colin she was on business trips and we’d meet all over the world. We met in New York, Brazil, Iceland, Italy and even London, where they live."

A spokesman for the couple said at the time: “A few years ago Colin and Livia privately made the decision to separate.

During that time Livia briefly became involved with former friend Mr Brancaccia."


Reese Witherspoon Defends Her Reported $20 Million 'Morning Show' Salary

Reese Witherspoon knows her worth.
She questions why some took issue with her reported $20 million salary for The Morning Show, the Apple TV+ series.

"There seemed to be a resentment, as if we weren't worth it or it was bothersome, and I thought, 'Why is that bothersome?' I guarantee these companies are real smart, and if they agree to pay us, they're doing it for a reason. They probably had a lot of lawyers and a lot of business people decide on that number because they knew that they were going to make more than that back."

"Does it bother people when Kobe Bryant or LeBron James make their contract?"


Niecy Nash files for divorce from Jay Tucker

Nash and Tucker got married in 2011. 
In October, they announced their separation.
Nash filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The duo was reportedly spending a lot of time apart while Nash worked on “Claws,”
Tucker was also reportedly displeased with her sex scenes.

“Niecy got a brand-new body right before she went to film ‘Claws’ down in New Orleans and that’s when their troubles began. Jay was really uncomfortable with her graphic sex scenes on the show and that made their problems worse. They were living in two different cities and Jay expressed he didn’t like his wife being in New Orleans while he was in LA.”

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Milky Way Bars | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Who else could replicate and gourmet-ize everybody's favorite chocolaty, caramely and nougaty candy bar other than our very own Claire Saffitz? Join her in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet Milky Way bars.


fave chocolate bar? // are you gonna do any Christmas baking?? 🎄

The Bold Type season 4 trailer

In Season 4, Jane, Kat and Sutton raise their voices louder than ever in the battle for Scarlet’s soul. The magazine is left reeling by a new dynamic, forcing everyone—including Jacqueline—to adjust. Jane faces tough choices living with her BCRA-1 status. Sutton and Richard explore being in a long-distance relationship, while Sutton struggles move her career forward; Kat is more determined than ever to make the most of her platform at Scarlet and copes with past regrets.