January 16th, 2020

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Zoe Kazan Talks About Her Grandfather Elia Kazan’s Role in the Hollywood Blacklist


Zoe Kazan was at the TCAs to promote her new show "Plot Against America" when she got asked about her grandfather Elia Kazan and his ties to the shows themes of xenophobia, fascism and anti-Semitism.

Elia Kazan was a famous golden age director (On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Splendor in the Grass) whose testimony at the House Committee on Un-American Activities put various writer on the Hollywood Blacklist, which made him a controversial person till his death

check out him getting a Honorary Oscar in 1999 and Ed Harris and Nick Nolte pointedly not clapping

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Game of Thrones' spin-off 'House of the Dragon' to premiere in 2022

- HBO's programming chief told Variety that Game of Thrones' spin-off "House of the Dragon" would likely premiere in 2022
- House of the Dragon is based on George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal's pseudo-history novel "Fire & Blood" which is set 300 years before the events of the first season of GOT. It follows the conquest of Aegon Targaryen all the way to the Targaryen civil war called the Dance of the Dragons as well as origin stories from other famous houses
- Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik will be the showrunners. Sapochnik was an executive producer on GOT and directed six episodes including Emmy-winning "Battle of Bastards" and Emmy-nominated "The Long Night"
- No word on the casting yet


ONTD, are you ready to hate-watch this?

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Mariah Carey to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Mariah Carey will be inducted as part of its 2020 class, just one month after scoring her 19th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She is joined by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics); Ernie, Marvin, O'Kelly, Ronald and Rudolph Isley and Chris Jasper (The Isley Brothers); Steve Miller; Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes); Rick Nowels, and William "Mickey" Stevenson.

"I can't believe it," Carey wrote, reacting to the news on Twitter. "This is truly one of the greatest honors of my career. I'm so proud and humbled to be in the company of such legendary songwriters—both previously inducted as well as the incredible class of 2020!"

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What are your favorite Mariah lyrics?
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Queens native Awkwafina to be the voice of the No. 7 subway train for a week

If you live in NYC and take the 7 subway daily, which is the mainline  that travels through the bourough of Queens and connects to Manhattan you will be in for a surprise in your daily subway ride. Akwafina will be doing all the announcements for the stops and have some few tidbit humor in between. This is to promote her new show on Comedy Central, Nora From Queens.

intresting fact over 820k riders use the 7 train daily.


Sunnyside walked, so Nora From Queens could run.
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Indie Film Release Guide: January 17th [An ONTD Original]

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This weekend’s big studio offerings are Sony’s Bad Boys For Life and the critically hammered Dolitte from Universal. There are only a handful of indie releases detailed in this post, but with the Oscars coming up in a few weeks, many theaters are bringing back the nominees that had already left theaters. So be sure to check and see what’s playing near you that you may have missed the first time around.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony 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: January 10th, January 3rd, and December 27th.

Weathering With You

Stars: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Sei Hiraizumi, Yûki Kaji
Writer/Director: Makoto Shinkai
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Plot: A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.
What you should know: This film is from the same writer/director as 2016’s popular Your Name. There is also an English dub version of the film; please check and see which version is playing near you to avoid disappointment.
Opens in: Currently in theaters as a Fathom Event, and opens as a regular release in select theaters tomorrow.

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

Demi Lovato to sing national anthem at the SuperBowl

Demi Lovato has been chosen to sing the national anthem at this year's SuperBowl.

This news follows the announcement that she'll also perform at the Grammy Awards, where she'll debut her new single.

Fun fact: A decade ago, she tweeted that she hoped to one day sing the national anthem. Congrats, Demi!

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Anti-Vaxxer Kat Von D steps down from her own makeup company

Former tattoo artist turned anti-vaxxer Kat Von D has announced she's stepping down from her makeup company.

The brand will now go by the name "KVD Vegan Beauty", effective immediately.

Von D, 37, said the reason for her sudden departure is so she can focus on mothering her 1-year-old son, Leafar Von Drachenberg Reyes.

She wrote on Instagram, “As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe line, and am now busy prepping to release my long-awaited album in the spring, followed by an international tour. As much as I wish I could balance all of this, on top of continuing my makeup line, it has become clear to me that I just can’t do everything at the maximum capacity.”


Amber Heard steps out with new girlfriend

Amber Heard is going public with her new relationship.

The "Aquaman" actress, 33, is dating cinematographer Bianca Butti, 38. The couple were spotted by paparazzi grabbing coffee together in San Diego, CA.

The pair was also spotted kissing in Palm Springs earlier this week during a romantic getaway:

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The Governors Ball releases their lineup for this year's festival

Includes some of ONTD's faves such as Missy Elliott (!!!), Solange, and Carly Rae Jepsen

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Rich members of ONTD, will you be going to a music festival this year?

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to September 17

Right off the heels of the Final Fantasy VII Remake being delayed and making April a super crowded month filled with AAA games, CD Projekt Red announced they are also pushing back Cyberpunk 2077 to September 17, 2020. CD Projekt Red was accused of super harsh crunch times and poor working environments in the past during development of Witcher 3 and the company vowed to not repeat the same mistake with Cyberpunk 2077 giving more breathing room for devs to allow more polish the game needs jumping the release day to a later time.

Makes sense that everyone is cowering in fear over the release of Animal Crossing and all had to change their dates tbh.

The Pussycat Dolls (featuring Nicole Scherzinger) comeback single “React” leaked

The demo for The Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger’s comeback single leaked ahead of its January 24th release. Surprise, surprise, the demo only features vocals from Scherzinger and lbr the official version probably will too.

And yes, it’s a bop.

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BIRDS OF PREY Tracking For 50$m Opening Weekend

- Looks to open on Par with "Shazam!"
- The 8th DC(E?)U movie
-  Production budget is around 81$m
- First Superhero film of 2020
- Rated R!


Let's go ladies!!
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Final DLC for Smash Ultimate Challenger Pack 1 Announced!

Earlier today, Nintendo decided to have a Smash Direct in order to introduce the final DLC of the challenger pack. The final fighter was none other than Blyeth from the recent Fire Emblem franchise hit Three Houses. Although the character itself is another sword fighter, the fighter itself has the ability to use all three of the house lord's weapons. It was also mentioned for Mii costumes that there will be a Cuphead costume to represent the franchise and with the purchase, a song is included. Towards the end, Sakurai mentioned that the volume two of the fighter pass will include six new fighters.

Byleth is set to come to Smash on Janurary, 28th.

Are you excited for the new fighter's pass ONTD? Thoughts on the next six? I'm currently enjoying the salt of fanboys over a game that was intended to be a fun party game.

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Yuh-Oh! Ariana Grande Hit With Copyright Suit Over ‘7 Rings’

Her receipts be looking like legal papers: Tan Chanteuse Ariana Grande has been sued by one Josh Stone for the chorus of  "7 Rings" for her blackface enablers in their halls of stone.

Stone had took his song "You Need It, I Got It" to several music industry executives, including Tommy Brown, who has worked extensively with Grande.

Two forensic 'musicologists' have analyzed the choruses of each and found the rythm and notes to be substantially similar as well: Decide for yourself.
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What say you, ONTD?

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The View: Josh Gad, Hot Topics

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Josh Gad is promoting Avenue 5 on HBO and Central Park on Apple

Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
Plays clip. Abby liked him in Book of Mormon. JG said he’s terrible in giving unsolicited advice. Tells story about his wife. Then realized he should shut up. Frozen 2 officially highest grossing animated movie of all time. JG talks about other animated films. Joy says fans are outraged that film didn’t get an Oscar nominated. JG said he’s not mad. Disappointed for everyone who worked on film, and fans, but he’s ok. Abby says he channels his children, two daughters Ava 9 and Isabella 5. Shows photo. Plays video with daughter that she’s sad because she’s not going to be a kid anymore. She never wants to grow up. He wanted Olaf to have the same existential journey, why can’t things stay the same, why do they have to change.

New show is Avenue 5 on HBO. Tells narrative. Shows photos. Channeled Eminem with old haircut. Now channels M&Ms bah dum tss. Another new show Central Park on Apple. Animated series, tells narrative.

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Ryan Murphy to Receive Vito Russo Award at 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in NYC

Ryan Murphy is to receive the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis gave the following statement; “Ryan Murphy is a talented trailblazer behind some of the most innovative and popular LGBTQ projects in television, theater and film history, and he continues to bring underrepresented LGBTQ voices to the table in ways that raise the bar in Hollywood. Ryan’s unique and gifted brand of storytelling has not only entertained the masses, but provided LGBTQ youth with characters who inspire them to live boldly and proudly.”


Mindhunter put on indefinite hold, cast released from their contracts

  • Netflix’ best show, Mindhunter, is put on indefinite hold. It hasn’t been cancelled, but the cast has been released from their contracts.

  • Director/Executive Producer David Fincher’s busy schedule is to blame - he’s focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots.

  • According to a Netflix rep: “He may revisit Mindhunter again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own.”


    I’m pissed! I want to see what they wanted to do with BTK. Here’s hoping that the main cast will be available whenever Fincher will finally feel like making time for season 3 😭.

    Selena Gomez begs fan to stream her album, debuts new tattoo

    As the tracking week comes to a close, Selena took to Instagram to ask fans to stream her new album.
    "I found out that my album is neck to neck with another incredible artist. I've told people before that, you know, it's not about numbers for me, but I would love for the most important album I've ever released to become number one. So, um, if you don't mind streaming it or listening to it on all the platforms it would mean the absolute world to me."

    The artist she is up against is supposedly Roddy Ricch, who is currently #1 on the album chart and is getting a lot of streams from his song The Box being #1 on the top 100 chart.

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    Not Even to Dinner with the Kushners? Karlie Kloss addresses that moment and says she’s a Democrat

    Karlie Kloss appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen tonight and addressed that infamous moment that went viral earlier this month.

    Kloss says that the real tragedy about that viral moment is that nobody talked about how terrible the dress was. And that’s the only reason that he was sent home.

    She wouldn’t wear that dress to ANY dinner.

    Says she’s an open book and that she isn’t the only one in the country who has family that you don’t necessarily agree with on politics.

    Voted as a Democrat in 2016 and plans to vote as a Democrat in 2020.

    Adds that she met her “man” (husband Josh Kushner) back in 2012 when she was 19 and that “it was a different world.”

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    Premiere: Jonas Brothers - “What A Man Gotta Do”

    Jonas Brothers premiered the video for their new single, “What A Man Gotta Do.” Like the video for “Sucker,” this clip features their wives once again. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra go “Risky Business” while Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner channel Danny and Sandy from “Grease.” Oh and the useless one (Kevin Jonas) channels John Cusack from the 1989 film “Say Anything...” as he holds a boombox in front of his wife Danielle’s window.

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    First trailer for Kumail Nanjani and Issa Rae's “The Lovebirds”

    A couple experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

    Starring Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, and Kyle Bornheimer, the film opens on April 3, 2020.


    Francesca Gregorini Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple et al.

    • AppleTV+ series, "Servant", is extremely similar to her 2013 film, "The Truth About Emanuel" (which Gregorini directed/produced/wrote)
    • Premise of both medias: A mother who’s grieving the death of her baby uses an eerily lifelike “reborn doll” to help her process the loss, and subsequently forms an intimate relationship with the nanny she hires to take care of the “infant.”
    • Argues that virtually all of her movie was repurposed by Shyamalan and Basgallop in Servant: aesthetic details, characters, plot developments, even the blocking of certain shots.
    • Gregorini wrote her film from her own grief over her inability to conceive a child and growing up with an absent parent.
    • Says the only major difference is that Servant is missing the female perspective and ignores the emotional component of the relationship between the mother and the nanny


    Christopher Tolkien, son of J.R.R. Tolkien passes at 95

    Christopher Tolkien, the son of "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien, has died, the Tolkien Society announced on Thursday. He was 95 years old.

    Christopher was his father's literary executor, editing much of the Tolkien's work published posthumously after his death in 1973, including "The Silmarillion."

    He is also responsible for creating detailed maps of Middle-earth based on early work by his father.

    Sources; the CNN tweet

    Damon Lindelof Leaves Watchmen, HBO Unlikely to Pursue Second Season Without Him

    Damon Lindelof, creator of HBO's Watchmen, has stepped away from the deservedly critically-acclaimed series. While he is open to the series being continued with someone else taking over, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys says, "It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way," and "We’re very proud of 'Watchmen,' but what I’m most interested in what Damon wants to do," leaving a second season highly unlikely at this point.

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    Between this and the news about Mindhunter, it's been a devastating day for quality television.

    Taika Waititi in Early Talks to Get Even More Disney Coin by Developing Star Wars Movie

    - fresh off directing the finale of The Mandalorian, Variety has confirmed that Taika Waititi is in talks to develop a Star Wars movie
    - no info on what his involvement would be, what the movie would be, etc.
    - when asked on Monday if he would be interested in directing a Star Wars film, he responded, "Yes. Obviously I would, but I’m going to just settle for IG-11 being the hero of the entire season." (He played drone IG-11 in The Mandalorian as well.)

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    The Weird History of Adult Animation – Wisecrack Edition

    We tend to think of adult animation as a relatively new phenomenon. But the truth is, cartoons have been naughty for nearly their entire existence. Let’s dive into the weird, lesser-known history of depraved cartoons in this Wisecrack Edition on The Shocking Origins of Adult Animation


    Do you like adult animation (hentai doesn't count) or do you prefer "all ages can enjoy this" animations??