January 14th, 2020

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The New York Public Library lists its most checked-out books of all time

The New York Public Library shared its 10 most checked out books of all time. Taking the #1 spot was "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. It has been checked out a total of 485,584 times since 1962.

Other books on the list included "1984" by George Orwell at #3 with 441770 borrows, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie at #8 with 284524 borrows, and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling with 231022 borrows.

"Goodnight Moon" is given an honorable mention because it would have been on the list, but the children's librarian in charge when the book was published in 1947 hated it so much she refused to carry it. The library didn't carry it until 1972.


What was the last book you checked out from the library? Favorite children's book?

Kailyn Lowry might be pregnant again

- Chris's aunt posted a picture of a sonogram on Instagram, tagging Kailyn
- Chris is also the father of Kailyn's youngest son, Lux, whom he previously tried to give up his parenting rights to
- He was arrested twice in October and they have a court hearing later this month


mess if true. i feel bad for the kids.

“Bye Bye Bye” Turns 20 Years Old

- In "feel old, millennials?" news, *NSYNC's 2000 hit song "Bye Bye Bye" turned 20 years old.
It was the first single off their sophomore album No Strings Attached.
- Entertainment Weekly did a behind-the-scenes piece on the music video. The iconic
choreography was done by Darrin Henson (creator of Darrin's Dance Grooves), who
was considering quitting the industry when manager Johnny Wright asked him to do BBB.

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Can you remember the first time you heard Bye Bye Bye?

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Burger King offends "One Million Moms" by using "the D-word" in Impossible Whopper ad

According to One Million Moms (allegedly), BK's Impossible Whopper is "a burger made from plants instead of beef."

The "highly inappropriate" ad shows a male taste tester "completely shocked that the burger is not beef, so he uses the d-word to describe how he feels about himself for being deceived by the taste of the burger."

That customer didn't have to curse! "The language in the commercial is offensive, and it's sad that this once family restaurant has made yet another deliberate decision to produce a controversial advertisement instead of a wholesome one."

The Southern Poverty Law Center-listed hate group finds the ad irresponsible and tasteless. "It is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercial. We all know children repeat what they hear."

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Spike Lee named as Cannes jury president


New Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Uncanny Valley

In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress.

Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building.

Part coming-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment.

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Charlize Theron Calls Megyn Kelly’s Reaction to ‘Bombshell’ ‘Validating’ After Oscar Nomination

The past week Megyn Kelly and other former Fox News employees Juliet Huddy, Rudi Bakhtiar and Julie Zann had a roundtable discussion on the film 'Bombshell' and their experiences working with Fox News as well as the sexual harassment that went on at the hands of Roger Ailes. Kelly called it an “incredibly emotional experience.”

Charlize Theron responded to the video. “It was definitely something, we were all, all of us, the producers, the filmmakers, the entire crew, we worked incredibly hard to be as accurate as we possibly could, and to see that video it was incredibly emotional for all of us. And then it felt very validating. How powerful it felt that they acknowledged that they felt that the essence of this film really represented how it felt to work there and be sexually harassed there. And that was ultimately what we wanted to get right."

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Stephen King thinks considering diversity in matters of art is wrong

  • Writer Stephen King decided to tweet out that he thinks considering diversity in matters of art is "wrong"

  • He was saying this in the context of what he chose to vote for as an Academy Awards voter (King is part of the writer's branch and is thus eligible to nominate films in Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture)

  • In subsequent tweets he acknowledged racism and sexism in the arts and said the focus should be on creating a more even playing field in what is produced

  • Director and writer Ava DuVernay was not amused by his comments

  • This year's Oscar nominees in the screenplay categories are made up of 10 scripts written by 13 writers. 2 are white women, 3 are moc, the other 8 are white men


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Video of Vince Vaughn with IMPOTUS goes viral

A video of Vince Vaughn being chummy with 45 at the at the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game has gone viral.


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A Contestant From The Bachelor Modeled For A "White Lives Matter" Clothing Company

Victoria Fuller, a contestant on this season of ABC's The Bachelor, modeled for a racist clothing company. WLM, which stands for White Lives Matter, is a clothing company that has apparently deleted all of its social media. The clothing depicts a white marlin and the phrase, "White Lives Matter."

If you are not following Bachelor gossip, Victoria F. is very messy. She apparently [spoiler]cheated with four married men who were married to her close friends.

I love mess, but not racist mess. Who is ur pick to win so far, ONTD?

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The Final Fantasy VII remake has been delayed

The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been delayed from its original March date. It will now launch on April 10th 2020.

“We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish.”

ONTD, what games are you currently playing?

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Sia Wants to Bang Diplo, Sent Request Through Text

- Sia spoke to GQ about her interest in diplo
- She let him know via text message that she was interested in no string attached sex
- "Hey, listen, you're like one of five people that I'm sexually attracted to. And now that I've decided to be single for the rest of my life, and I just adopted a son, I don't have time for a relationship. If you're interested in some no-strings sex, then hit me up."
- "Much of our relationship is just being spent trying not to have sex so that we wouldn't ruin our business relationship, because he's super-duper hot," Sia announced.

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Mandy Moore Campaigns for Pete Buttigeig

Singer-songwriter Mandy Moore lent her voice to the 2020 Democratic primary by supporting a small-time mayor from Indiana. Moore told The Hill that she is impressed by Pete's credentials and how he is "a real human" and is currently in Iowa to support him in the run-off to the caucuses.

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Mandy Moore unveils artwork, tracklist for 'Silver Landings' and releases new single

On Sunday it was reported that Mandy Moore's seventh studio album, Silver Landings, would drop "in early March." Now, the album has been confirmed for a March 6 release.

The 10-track album includes previously released singles "When I Wasn't Watching" and "I'd Rather Lose," as well as a new one, "Save a Little for Yourself," out now (below).

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The View: Leslie Jones, Impeachapalooza, Hot Topics

Full panel

Leslie Jones



Leslie Jones is promoting her new stand up special Leslie Jones Time Machine on Netflix.

Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
Plays clip. Whoopi laughs about the joke in clip. LJ says you have to live through that to write that. Was just in London. Asks about BRF. LJ doesn’t like that they’re blaming Meghan. Thinks Harry always wanted to leave. Let them live! Joy says they have $40M so they’re not poor. LJ ia a fan of GoT. She’s very physical in her comedy show, so she wanted the D&D directors. She wanted dragons but they said No, they’re not real. Joy says LJ is now 52 (!) and how she’s different than at 22. LJ says at 22 you’re just dumb. You think you know everything but you know nothing. Brain doesn’t fully develop until you’re 25. She just remembers tequila. Joy asks about dating and sex. LJ says when you’re 22 you’re out there, you should be. You don’t think about being 52. You’re out there living. The 22 yr olds now, they suck, they’re stressed out. She didn’t care who the president was, who her boss was, she only cared about the next party. Young people now have to pay attention because we have a crazy government.

Sunny brings up quitting SNL. LJ misses playing Whoopi. It was so fun. Whoopi says they won’t let her squirt the panel with a water gun (like the SNL skit). Sunny brings up Eddie Murphy, who just returned to SNL. LJ is starring in his sequel Coming to America. Said they had so much fun. She’s playing /spoiler/. Abby brings up Super Market Sweep. LJ tells story. Trained her friend for 3 mos straight but then her friend wouldn’t take the day off from her job. Whoopi still has fun with British accent.

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Programming note: Next Democratic Debate is TONIGHT @ 9PM on CNN I'll do a live post for it

Ontd do you hit it and quit it?

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The CW orders Superman & Lois and Walker reboot straight to series!

Superman & Lois, the latest entry in the Arrowverse (which follows the titular couple as they grapple with parenthood and being superheroes) has been picked up to series along with the Austin-based (and filmed) Walker Texas Ranger reboot. The latter will follow a recently widowed father, Cordell Walker, who returns home after being undercover and joins the Rangers. He'll have a female partner and clash with his family. Both pilots will film ahead of the Upfronts.

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Pitchfork gives Selena Gomez's 'Rare' a 6.8 score

Critics continue to show their love for Selena Gomez's latest album—even the notoriously difficult-to-please folks at Pitchfork. In her review for the online magazine, journalist Quinn Mooreland calls Rare Gomez's "most cohesive record to date," "smooth and confident," and awards it a 6.8 score. (For the sake of comparison, Camila Cabello's Romance received a 6.1, Harry Styles' Fine Line received a 6.0 and Lizzo's Cuz I Love You received a 6.5.)

The album now has a Metascore of 77 based on 11 reviews.

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Saoirse Ronan's mother, dog, and boyfriend celebrate her fourth Oscar nomination

Saoirse's mom Monica and boyfriend Jack Lowden are very excited about her getting her fourth Oscar nominations for her role as Jo in Little Women

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Poll #2098279 your fave oscar nominated performance?

fave oscar nominated performance by her?

Atonement (2007)
Brooklyn (2015)
Lady Bird (2017)
Little Women (2019)

Burger King offers Prince Harry a job

Burger King branches in both the U.S. and Argentina have offered to give Prince Harry a position at their restaurants after he and Duchess Meghan announced their intentions to “step back” as senior members of the royal family last week.

Dear Dukes,

If you are looking for a job, we have a new crown for you.

We found out that the Prince and Duchess decided to give up their roles in the royal family and will work to become financially independent.

So, we have a proposition for you: do as thousands of people and take the firsts steps in the workforce with us.

You know the crown will suit you perfectly. Also, after many years living as dukes, it is time for you to start eating like kings.

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Demi Lovato announces comeback

Demi Lovato is making her long-awaited return to the stage.

The 27-year-old star has been announced as a performer for next Sunday's Grammy Awards, where she'll premiere her new single.

This will be her first major public appearance since suffering an overdose in July 2018.


Kim Kardashian shows off bikini body in Mexico

Kim Kardashian was caught by photographers enjoying a holiday in Cabo, Mexico.

The 39-year-old aspiring lawyer went for an early morning dip over the weekend, sporting a copper cutout one-piece.

She also sported a daring thong bikini during the trip:


Charlie Hunnam Is “Indifferent” to Marrying Girlfriend of Over 13 Years: “She Doesn't Feel the Same”

On Monday, Charlie Hunnam sat down with SiriusXM channel Radio Andy and revealed if he and longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis will tie the knot. Joined by his “The Gentlemen” co-stars Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey, the former “Sons of Anarchy” star declared himself “indifferent” towards the idea of marriage.

“[I’m] sort of indifferent,” he said. “She does not say the same. She’s very eager to get married. Yeah, so, I’ll do it because it’s important to her, but I don’t have any great romantic feelings towards it.”

“I wouldn’t go with that line when you pop the question,” Grant joked.

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ONTD, is marriage important to you?

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Netflix renews YOU for season 3

Season 3 will consist of 10 episodes and is slated to debut in 2021. Stars Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti are confirmed to reprise their roles in the new season, with more casting to be announced at a later date.


Are you ready to watch another season of Joe locking people in his glass cage?

College NFL Players Have No Idea Who Britney Spears Is

In a video released by ESPN, players from the LSU Tigers and Clemson Tigers teams, born between 1998-2001 failed identify different people that were popular in the ’90s.

One player, when asked to identify Britney, said:

“It’s gotta be Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff.

Another player said:

“Ive never seen her in my life, while another candidly said, “Can I tell you who I thought it was? Lady Gaga.”

Do you think Britney made an impact in the music industry to be recognized by the younger generation, ONTD?


Kelly Clarkson shouts out Eugene Levy and Schitt's Creek at the Critics' Choice Awards

Kelly presented the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series at this year's Critics' Choice Awards, but before she announced the winner (which ended up being Bill Hader), she gave a shout out to Eugene Levy, who was also a nominee in the category:

"I personally love Eugene Levy. I love you, so I just want to say that Schitt's Creek is the jam." She later quipped, "Everything else is great too, I just have a lot of kids and don't get to watch a lot of television."

Emily Hampshire aka Stevie Budd captured this moment on her Instagram:

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ONTD, did you watch the premiere of Season 6? Did you also find Noah Reid especially sexy in it? And do you know of other celebrity stans of Schitt's Creek?

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Binging with Babish: Dessert Dogs from The Simpsons

This week, we're returning to Springfield for a fan favorite tasty-fake: Marge Simpson's Oven Fresh Bake Off-winning dessert dogs. Deep fried cookie dough in a meringue bun, drizzled with cherry syrup and caramel? I can't think of a better way to torpedo those New Year's resolutions!


how often do you eat dessert? // would you eat the dessert dog?? 🌭

Too Faced founder Jerrod Blandino fires his sister after she claims Nikkie Tutorials is hiding more

-Jerrod Blandino's sister Lisa (@makupprincess), who also works for Too Faced, unleashed her thoughts on Nikkie Tutorials' coming out video with an updated Instagram bio, saying: "Transgender huh? That's not the only thing she's been LYING about"

-Backlash ensued, so she updated her bio to: "Lets be clear, I love trans people & dislike liars! But anyway..."

-It didn't stop there! Round 3: "Lets be clear, I love trans people & dislike anyone who lies to hurt others! Period! But anyway... if you came from a lying dc then who cares" (OP note: Anyone want to explain what dc is?)

Brother Jerrod wasn't standing for his sister's sh*t and fired her, as per a Too Faced social media statement:

Not like Jerrod himself had a "Rich Lives Matter" cake at his birthday party in 2018, as per this ONTD post. But anyway...

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Celebrity Reactions LIVE VIEWING POST Democratic Debate CNN

Debate starts at 9PM eastern

The seventh Democratic debate is being co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register


. Candidates L-R Steyer, Warren, Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, Klobuchar

. Bloomberg qualified in polls, but not donations because he is self-funding

. Yang qualified in donations, but not in polls

. The rest [Bennet, Delaney, Gabbard, Patrick] should officially drop out

. Debate will take place at Drake University in Des Moines Iowa

. Moderators are Wolf Blitzer (CNN), Abby Phillip (CNN), and Brianne Pfannenstiel (The Des Moines Register)

. Available to watch on every single CNN outlet as well as Democrats.org and DesMoinesRegister.com

. Late breaking news 1 is speculation that Pelosi, among other reasons, held on to articles of impeachment so that three Senators (Klobuchar, Sanders, Warren) could participate in the last debate prior to Iowa caucus before having to sit for Senate trial

. Late breaking news 2 Lev Parnas info has been leaked and it lookey loos like Ukraine Ambassador Yovanovich life was in legitimate danger and T45 was in on the conversations 😲 [and another reason Pelosi stalled sending articles of impeachment to Senate so this info could be obtained]. Yovanovich was being physically and electronically surveiled. The whatsapp texts oh.my.god. Being evacuated in the dead of night literally saved her life.

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Billie Eilish to perform "No Time to Die" title song

Industry plant Billie Eilish will perform the title song for #Bond25 "No Time to Die".

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New 'Stargirl' promo - "Destiny"

'Stargirl' follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.

Stargirl premieres Spring 2020 on DC Universe and The CW.

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Build-A-Bear to Release Baby Yoda Plush

Build-A-Bear has acquired the license to manufacture plush versions of Baby Yoda from the Disney+ tv series "The Mandalorian". The news was announced earlier today by the CEO of Build-A-Bear. No release date has been given.

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Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Break Up After 9 Years Together

According to Us Weekly source, Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have broken up

Vanessa praised Butler when it was announced a few months ago that he would portray Elvis Presley in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic. She wrote on Instagram:



Amazon announces LotR series cast

Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur and Nazanin Boniadi are among the series stars. Also joining the cast is Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers.

“After undertaking an extensive global search, we are delighted finally to reveal the first group of brilliant performers who will take part in Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series,” said the showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. “These exceptionally talented women and men are more than just our actors: they are the newest members of an ever-expanding creative family that is now working tirelessly to bring Middle-earth to life anew for fans and audiences worldwide.”

Little is known about the plot of the “Lord of the Rings” series beyond the fact it will explore new storylines set before J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring.”

Sources; the Variety tweet Variety