December 15th, 2019

Ontd Original: The highest rated shows of the decade*

*Note, the following list does not include specials and may be rearranged pending new data.


"Undercover Boss". February 4,2010. 38.6 million viewers.
The episode "Waste Mangement" was the first episode of the show and aired after the Super Bowl.

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"This is us" February 4, 2018
26.97 million viewers.
This was an episode titled "Superbowl Sunday" aired after the actual game, and where viewers learned the details of Jack's death.


"Glee" February 6, 2011
26.8 viewers.

- The episode titled " The Sue Sylvester Shuffle" had the gleeks joining the football team dressed as zombies. Aired after the Superbowl.


"The World's Best" February 3, 2019. 22.95 million viewers.

- A talent show where Drew Barrymore, Rupaul, and Faith Hill are judges.


"Empire" March 18,2015. 17.62 million viewers.

- The last episode of the iconic first season of the show.

The entire list:

1. Undercover Boss 38.6 millon viewers

2.The Voice" Feb 5 2012. 37.61 millon viewers

3." This Is Us" 26.97 milllon viewers

4."Glee" 26.8 millon viewers

5." New Girl" 26.30 millon viewers February 4,2012. Prince episode

6. " The Blacklist" Febuary 2015. 25.724 viewers. Episode " Luther Braxton" part 1.

7." The World's Best " 22.21 million viewers

8. " NCIS" September 25, 2012
21.34 million viewers.

9."Big Bang Theory' September 26, 2013 . 20.44 million viewers. September 2013,14,15 18+ million viewers

9." Elementry" February 2015. 20.800 million viewers. Episode " "The Deductionist"

10."Empire"17.62 million.


Ontd: Do you think a single episode will ever get 30 millon viewers at one time without the Super Bowel ever again?

Chicago Film Critics Give Best Picture To ‘Parasite’ And Best Director To Bong Joon Ho

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) announced their 2019 award winners.

Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won
Little Women by Greta Gerwig

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Hallmark Faces Holiday Controversy After Rejecting Ad With Same-Sex Couple

Hallmark Channel questioned an ad showing two women getting married — and barred the commercial from running on its schedule.

Zola, a company that offers online wedding registries and wedding planning services, had been running commercials in recent days that feature a lesbian couple.

Zola, the company would remove all of its advertising from Hallmark “for the forseeable future” after being informed by the network that it would stop running commercials from Zola featuring a same-sex couple that had already appeared on the cable network.

Hallmark said the women’s public displays of affection violated the cable outlet’s standards. Another Zola advertisement featuring a heterosexual couple engaged in similar displays was not rejected.

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Orlando Jones Interview: The ‘American Gods’ Star on Getting ‘Screwed Over’ and Speaking Out

Jones decided to stand up for himself and set the record straight on why he won’t be seen in Season 3 — and how he feels he was disrespected by not getting the full truth for months — time that he could have spent working on other projects.

With the end of the year approaching, Jones had given up on Fremantle announcing that Mr. Nancy wasn’t going to return — and worse, feared that he would wind up with angry fans wondering why he wasn’t in Season 3.

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“I wish these people acted more responsibly. I wish they acted more respectfully. And it would have been nice to get a proper ‘thank you’ and would have been nice to be paid. Nnobody else needs to go through this. Not for doing your work, for doing your job, to get screwed over like this.”

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Weekend Box Office: 'Jumanji 2' Knocks 'Frozen 2' Out of the Top Spot

The sequel to 2017's Jumanji made over $60 million dollars this weekend, which is on the high end of early estimates. After spending three weeks in the top spot, Frozen 2 took second place with $19.2 million. New releases Richard Jewell and Black Christmas underperformed, taking in $5 million and $4.4 million respectively, while Knives Out filled out the top five at #3 with $9.3 million.

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Anna Karina passes away

  • Danish-French actress Anna Karina passed away yesterday. She was 79

  • Karina became known for her films with French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard who she was also briefly married to. They made 7 films together including Band of Outsiders.

  • Karina also appeared in films by Agnès Varda, Jacques Rivette, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and many more

  • Karina was also a model, author, director and singer


RIP to an icon!


Liam Payne: ​“I’m like the antichrist version of Harry Styles”

On which former 1D member he would go for a walk down the Old Kent Road: “To be honest with you, more than anyone, probably Harry. I speak to Louis quite regularly. I feel like I know where I stand with Niall. But with Harry, there’s so much mystery around who he’s kind of become. I was actually genuinely looking at some pictures of him the other day, and I just thought, ​“I don’t know what more I’d say to him other than, ​‘Hello’ and ​‘How are you?’.” I mean, look at the stuff I put out, and the stuff Harry puts out. Polar opposite. I’m like the antichrist version of what Harry is.”

On what he thinks about Styles and his fashion choices: “Do you know what? For me, it’s a case of fair play to him for doing what he fucking wants. If he wants to wear one earring and go to the Met Gala wearing something unexpected, what of it? Fair fucking play. I couldn’t put myself in that. I’d look fucking... It’d look weird.”

This isn’t the first time Lime has commented on Henry’s style. In 2017, he said he wouldn’t let Horatio babysit his son Bear: “I couldn’t rely on Harry ‘cos I feel like my child would come out dressed in something that I just wouldn’t understand.”

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For the first time, top beauty pageants have crowned black women as their winners at the same time

Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Universe, Miss World, and now Miss france are all black women.

Miss Teen USA

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Announcing the 2020 ONTD Reading Challenge!

Welcome to the 2020 ONTD Reading Challenge! We hope you enjoyed our 2019 challenge, that you discovered great new reads and had fun talking them over with you fellow ONTDers. If you had a difficult time keeping up or if you've never joined us, now is the time to start fresh: new year, new challenges!

This time, the majority of the tasks were suggested by ONTDers themselves. We've had SO MANY great suggestions and it wasn't easy picking just 12! Thank you to everybody who contributed.

We (milfordacademy and hjalmartazar) did our best to pick the funniest ONTD-related tasks, the ones with the most potential book choices, and the ones we thought would be most appealing to ONTDers. Even if one or more themes takes you out of your comfort zone, don't get discouraged: remember, that's part of what makes it a reading CHALLENGE!

As usual, we will make posts before each month with reading suggestions (the January post will be up on the 30th). Join our Goodreads community to keep the discussion going! We have new topics each month for users to discuss what they picked and whether they liked it, a challenge tracker topic, and you can also start a new topic yourself to discuss a particular book that fits into a challenge task.

So without further ado, let's see what tasks await us in 2020.

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Will you join, ONTD? Which tasks are you looking forward to the most?

Kate Moennig didn't know she was a lesbian when she was cast as Shane in The L Word

-didn't realize that she was gay until she started getting into filming season 1 and thought “Now this makes sense to me. This seems like my tribe.”
-her costar Leisha Hailey in particular helped her realize her attraction to women by calling her out on it while filming.
-was offered a magazine cover to "come out" on during the l word but didn't see the point saying “Why on Earth would I do that? To help you sell a magazine and for you to take credit in getting me to say it first?”
-people shouldn't conflate her with Shane
-her irl wife reminds her of Bette (lol)
-she claims it was hard to sympathize with her character after she kept messing up over and over again; especially after leaving carmen at the alter.
-says that Sarah Shahi is "a little piece of magic in human form."


12 Days of ONTD: Day 2

12 Days Of ONTD: Day 2

How do you enter? All you have to do is comment! We'll be randomly selecting winners from the comments section. To keep it fair, you can only win once, but you can comment as many times as you'd like.

Day 1-11 Winners will will a Paid Account for one year
Day 12 Winner will win a gift card from your mod team! </a>

Good luck!

Pop culture moments of the decade, an ONTD original. Part II

Following the previous post on the subject, this post is a continuation on defining pop culture events during the 10's

A reality show host becomes the President of the USA

The Apprentice host started his presidency on January 20 of 2017, becoming the 45th President of said country.

Kardashian/Jenner family

Originally the elder sister was Paris Hilton's former closet cleaner, but through a series of strategic campaigns, her and the rest of the family have positioned themselves as fashion and style icons, models, entrepreneurs, lawyers and billionaires.


Popular social network with over 500 million people using it daily, it has been responsible for popularizing many fashion and lifestyle trends.

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ONTD ORIGINAL: Animation of The Decade

Because I have an Animation Reputation to maintain on here.

This is my post instead of the usual "Oscar Nom for Animateds Wrapup" bc I have seen only 1 of the will-be nominated films.

This is about animated movies. I could make one about animated shows but I admit, when it comes to that, me and ONTD are two ships passing in the night. You're on the adult animation ship. I'm on the 'Oh boy, Star vs., Steven Universe, and Amphibia' ship.

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT DISNEY of course. Many (foreign, of course. Why would the US make a domestic hand drawn feature length film popular??) smaller, even hand-drawn animations got Western, Academy attention. Personal favorites include A CAT IN PARIS and PHANTOM BOY by French studio Folimage, THE BREADWINNER and THE SECRET OF KELLS by Cartoon Saloon.

"Paris" and "Breadwinner" are particularly interesting, talking about adult themes with a 2D, vibrant art style that often switches to truly flat and puppet papercraft respectively.

"The Breadwinner"
These segments with the art style shifts remind me a bit of "Sita Sings the Blues" from 2008.

Another film I believe you can still watch on Netflix is MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (or, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI), a Swiss-French animated film that was also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, a stopmotion, almost clay-mation kind of movie that is horrendously sad and heartwarming.
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Phew, well, that's a lot, and there's still about 83% left. But let's leave it at this for now. What were your favorite animated films of the decade, no matter their country of origin?

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Alexandra Daddario Just Realized the Actual Meaning of "Netflix and Chill"


Actress Alexandra Daddario had a revelation: she realized that "Netflix and chill" actually meant something very different from "Netflix and chill."

What does "Netflix and chill" mean to u, ONTD?

it means Netflix and sexxx
it means Netflix and chill with someone
it means me watching Netflix and eating alone


The Most Popular Christmas Movies in the US and should “Die Hard” be included?

Everyone has a favorite classic holiday film, from “A Christmas Story” to “Home Alone” to even “Die Hard,” which may or may not fit the criteria depending on who you ask. To find out, House Method surveyed 4,580 people to see which Christmas films were the most popular in each state and if “Die Hard” qualified for holiday status.

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Poll #2097621 Die Hard Poll

ONTD, is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

Yes. 🎄
No. ❌

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Avicii’s Father Klas Bergling Gives New Interview After Emotional Tribute Concert


Had anxiety as a child and saw a psychiatrist.

Says Avicii got addicted to oxycodone after he had his gallbladder removed

The family tried to help him, but when it got tough Avicii left.

After this his friends moved in with him, part of it was to keep an eye on him.

After some time (when he had a long stay in Ibiza), they called the family because they were worried and the family and friends staged an intervention. Avicii went to rehab and stayed clean (smoked weed though).

The family was in shock when Avicii died, they thought everything was good, they had been worried about losing him to an overdose when he was on oxy.

Says he and his wife can't listen to Avicii music anymore but that they used to speedwalk and dance to it.

The work with the foundation helps him cope with the loss.

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OG 90 Day Fiancé 7.7 "Turkish Delight Goes Sweet Then Sour" Recap

The Rideshare and Shawty: Anny and ha gawjus hair are back and Bryson’s feet want to be in her hair. She wants to get an apartment because she’s looking kinda lonely, feeling horny. He promised her the globe on the phone, but sis is in America and he’s giving her the city bus map. They argue in front of a stranger again and this asshole had the nerve to say she was acting like Bryson.

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Wham!'s "Last Christmas" music video gets remastered in 4K

Bad news for Wham! Challenge participants: the music video for the duo's holiday classic "Last Christmas" has been remastered in 4K resolution 35 years after its release, "living proof that the 1980s did really happen, complete with the crazy hair styles, shell suits, and shoulder pads."

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What's your favorite holiday song?