January 19th, 2020

Tim & Saoirse

Weekend Box Office: 'Bad Boys' Does Big Numbers

Bad Boys for Life, the third installment in the series coming 17 years after Bad Boys II, made $59.2 million this weekend, well above early projections. Robert Downey Jr's Dolittle came in a distant second with $22.5 million, nearly beaten by the third place PGA winning 1917 with $22.1 million. Everything else in theaters did single digit numbers this weekend, including new release Weathering With You in 14th place with $1.73 million, coming in just behind Parasite, which just expanded to more theaters and made an additional $1.74 million.


Pokémon does ASMR

Auditory sensory meridian response, or ASMR, is a tingling sensation that comes from listening to certain sounds. Lips smacking, keyboards clicking, chewing, hair being brushed—if a sound has ever made you pleasantly shiver, that’s it.

The Pokémon company is getting in on it. Put on a pair of headphones and listen to Chespin having a snack. It’s sort of soothing. Or if you prefer ASMR more natural and elemental, fall asleep with the sounds of a Charmander resting by a crackling fire.

What sounds give you nice feelings?

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Working under Hayao Miyazaki sounds stressful

In his forthcoming memoir, Sharing a House With the Never-Ending Man, we learn of the process to make a film for legendary studio Ghibli, from animation genius Hayao Miyazaki.

He says that a person only does his best work when faced with the real possibility of failure and its consequences. Several times after the completion of one of his films, Miyazaki would suggest the studio be shut down and all the staff be fired. He thought this would give the animators a sense of the consequences of failure and make them better artists if and when they were re-hired for the next film. No one was ever sure if he was just kidding.

To begin a new project he imagines ideas and images, capturing them in drawings or watercolor sketches. Often he had ideas for two or three new films going at once. When he had an idea for a new film, he would confer with his producer to discuss them. They would agree on an idea, tell other people in the studio about it, the people who heard about it would enthusiastically approve of it, and a week later the idea would have been discarded in favor of another completely different idea. Eventually an idea would stick and other artists were brought in to do concept art for the film. A formal decision would be reached and more artists would be hired to do background art and location hunting.

Miyazaki’s reputation in Japan is such that once the film was announced, every theater in Japan already wanted to play the film. The film was almost always announced in December. The film would play in theaters in mid-July two years later, the best time to play a film in Japan because every school in Japan would be on vacation. Miyazaki’s skill at delivering his films on schedule was the thing that made this kind of scheduling possible. The studio only missed the July deadline once, and there had been extenuating circumstances beyond the director’s control.

Miyazaki drew the storyboards for his films which Ghibli call the econte. The econte was a combination storyboard and screenplay, a complete menu for a film that served as a blueprint. Miyazaki usually divided the econte into five parts; A, B, C, D and E. Each was just approximately 20% of the expected length of the film.

Miyazaki usually had all of Part A and Part B in his head when the film was announced. By the time Part D started, he would begin having doubts about the five parts and the length of the film or story. He usually had no idea how the film would end. He might have competing ideas about how it should end that he couldn’t resolve. Or he might have no idea at all. The animators would be catching up to Part D and the writing process would have slowed to a crawl.

A sense of crisis would seep into the studio. Miyazaki would stop writing and spend his time doing things unrelated to the film like chopping wood for his studio’s Vermont cast iron stove. Someone would report it to the producer who would go over and try to get him to stop chopping wood and get back to work.

Part E had not yet appeared and the entire studio would be churned by an atmosphere of high stress. The theaters were booked. The production was behind schedule. And then, Part E appeared. The animators and back end production staff began violating Japan’s labor laws and working an illegal number of hours to finish the film. When the animators were ordered to go home and get some sleep, they either pretended to leave and snuck back to their desks, or just refused. All staff were keeping the same hours as the animators, even the ones that didn’t have any more actual work to do on the film, out of solidarity with your comrades who had to work, and the unspoken code of traditional Japanese peer pressure; if everyone else is working, so are you.

Once the film was locked he traveled all across Japan to meet with theater owners and the press. Then he took a month off and retreated to his small house in the mountains with his family. Before long he was already thinking about the next film and starting the whole process over again.

How’s your work, ONTD?

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Celebs share the foods they hate

-Chrissy Teigen hates Nutella

-Khloe Kardashian hates pork

-Goopy Gwyneth hates spray cheese and does not eat dill or “baby mammals,” such as lamb and veal or octopus

-Zendaya is a vegetarian "who doesn’t like vegetables too much — makes it challenging"

-Shawn Mendes hates tomatoes, saying "they ruin everything"

-Jimmy Fallon hates mayo

-Michelle Obama hates beets and left them out of her garden of 55 different fruits/vegetables

A few more at the source!


ONTD, do you have Michelin-star taste?
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Michelle Obama shares her 2020 workout playlist

Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama shared her go-to workout playlist with her Twitter followers today, which includes songs by such ONTD favorites as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Lizzo.

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You can check out the full playlist at the source.

What's on your workout playlist?
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26th Annual SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Post

People and Entertainment Weekly are hosting a livestream for the red carpet at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, beginning at 5:30 ET/2:30 PT.

The award show itself doesn't start until 8pm ET/5pm PT on TNT, TBS and their online counterparts, and the ceremony runs a relatively brisk two hours and change.

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Harry Speaks Out For the First Time Since the Departure Announcement

Harry, formerly known as Prince Harry, spoke out for the first time since he and Meghan announced they were stepping down from royal duties at a private charity dinner. He said he is sad about his and Meghan Markle's upcoming royal exit and adds that he was the one who made the decision for the two to step back from their royal duties.

"I want you to hear the truth from me, as much as I can share—not as a Prince, or a Duke, but as Harry, the same person that many of you have watched grow up over the last 35 years—but with a clearer perspective," Harry said at the Sentebale dinner. "The U.K. is my home and a place that I love. That will never change."

"I have grown up feeling support from so many of you, and I watched as you welcomed Meghan with open arms (lol) as you saw me find the love and happiness that I had hoped for all my life. Finally, the second son of Diana got hitched, hurray!" he said at the dinner. "I also know you've come to know me well enough over all these years to trust that the women I chose as my wife upholds the same values as I do. And she does, and she's the same woman I feel in love with."

"The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back, is not one I made lightly," Harry said. "It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven't always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option."

"What I want to make clear is we're not walking away, and we certainly aren't walking away from you," he continued. "Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn't possible. I've accepted this, knowing that it doesn't change who I am or how committed I am. But I hope that helps you understand what it had to come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known, to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life."

-Says the BRF supports Meghan
-Archie got to see snow for the first time


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Arrangement After Royal Exit Will Last for a Year, Source Says

A royal source tells People that the new arrangements made for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will only last for a year.

The new changes will take in effect in Spring 2020. In 2021, the royal family will revisit the arrangement.

Per the agreement, Harry and Megan will no longer use their HRH titles but they will retain them. They will not longer receive public funds and they have to pay for the renovations to Frogmore cottage. The couple will be allowed to divide their time between the UK and North America.

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TV Age Gaps Between Actors That Are Genuinely Shocking



Mila Kunis was 15 at the start of That '70s Show, and got paired up with 20 year old Ashton Kutcher

Cole Sprouse played a 16 year old on The Suite Life on Deck, and now still plays a 16 year old (or 17? who even knows with that show) on Riverdale 11 years later

24 year old Tom Welling played 14 on Smallville

Nicola Coughlan (Clare on Derry Girls) is 31 playing 16

Orange is the New Black's Elizabeth Rodriguez and Dascha Polanco are two years apart and played mother/daughter on the show

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira Are Allegedly Not Getting Along Ahead of Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show

With just two weeks to go before the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, come reports that there’s a bit of tension between co-headliners Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, allegedly. A “source” tells celebrity columnist, Love B. Scott, that interaction between both artists has been “icy.”

“As usual with these Super Bowl performances, the performers are having trouble fitting their set into the time constraints. Right now, the halftime show in the works is running way longer than the allotted time. The NFL, along with the powers-that-be are trying to solve the issue. There were initial plans for them to perform a significant portion of the halftime show together — but that’s out the window. As of now, they’re just planning to appear briefly together at the end of the set. There isn’t any real feud, but there’s definitely a chill in the air between the two stars.”

The source continues: “They’re telling everyone that limiting how much time Jennifer and Shakira spend on stage together has a lot to do with their different styles of music, but others close to production say that it has more to do with the fact that Jennifer was forced into sharing the performance with Shakira in the first place. Initially, she believed the halftime show was hers alone — only to have the NFL and Pepsi (the Super Bowl halftime show sponsor) add Shakira later.”

The Super Bowl LIV halftime show will take place on Sunday, February 2nd 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida and will air on FOX. It will be produced by the NFL Network with Ricky Kirshner serving as executive producer, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director. Jay-Z and Roc Nation will serve as producers and strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.

Poll #2098429 Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Poll

ONTD, will you tune in to watch the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show this year? 🏈

Yes, it’s the only part of the game I actually watch.
I’ll watch the YouTube stream when it’s up I guess.
I’ll just read the posts and comments about it on here.


Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Meet Backstage After SAG Award Wins

The formerly married couple and exes met up backstage at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, after having both won in their categories. Pitt took home Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Aniston won Outstanding Female in a Drama Series for her role in The Morning Show.

Cue the reconciliation rumors and articles from tabloids to come for weeks.

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OG 90 Day Fiancé 7.11 "Bounce on the Dick, Then Ask "What's Your Sign?" Recap


Sisqo and Iggy Ambiem: Sisqo is forcing Eggy Eggs to be with his LA friends and his friend’s Everett’s birthday party. She judges his outfit but sis looks like one of a million Instagram Kardash-adjacent trends. Jasmin is right, you don’t need alcohol to have fun but OP doesn’t think that should judge someone who has a drink. Later they argue and even that put OP to sleep.

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ONTD, should OP watch Sister Wives?

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