January 20th, 2020

1989 ::TaylorSwift::

ONTD Original: 8+ Times Taylor Swift Has Been Accused of Ripping Off Other Artists

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There’s a saying that goes: “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Depending on how you interpret that, you could argue that it’s quite flattering when a musician pays homage to another’s lyrics and musical stylings, and that no piece of art is truly original anyway. Then again… copyright law does exist for a reason, and there is a fine line between homage and outright thievery.

Whether or not these were intentional on Taylor’s part or not are left up to debate. It is inarguable, however, that Swift is a huge fan of modern pop music, and very very likely if not FOR SURE is familiar with all of the songs listed below. Devoted Swifties, please don’t fret: this post is not meant to hate on Taylor or her music; it’s just a round-up for entertainment purposes only, partially inspired by the iconic and seemingly lost ONTD Original from way back in the day on how a young Taylor Swift copied much of the early musical stylings and ideas of Avril Lavigne (“You Belong With Me” is her “Sk8r Boi,” for instance.)

If you find it, please link it here. I’ve been looking.

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Joaquin Phoenix honors the late Heath Ledger while accepting SAG Award

In his award speech for winning best actor at the SAG Awards Joaquin Phoenix paid tribute to former Joker Heath Ledger.



Premiere: Josef Salvat - in the afternoon (Music Video)

Bisexual King Josef Salvat returns with two new songs, “in the afternoon” and “playground love,” the former getting the single and video treatment. After a 3 year hiatus, the indie-pop artist returned in late 2019 with “modern anxiety.” More behind the cut.

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Studio Ghibli films will be available for streaming on Netflix!

- Netflix has bought the worldwide streaming rights (excluding Canada, US, and Japan) for ALL the 21 films of iconic Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli. However, HBO Max holds the exclusive US streaming rights for Ghibli films.

- The films will be screened with the original Japanese audio with subtitles in 28 languages and dub tracks in 20 languages.

- The films will be released in three monthly releases as listed below:

Feb. 1: Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991), Porco Rosso (1992), Ocean Waves (1993), Tales from Earthsea (2006)

March 1: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Princess Mononoke (1997), My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), Spirited Away (2001), The Cat Returns (2002), Arrietty (2010), The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

April 1: Pom Poko (1994), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), The Wind Rises (2013), When Marnie Was There (2014).


What's your favorite Ghibli, ONTD?
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Radiohead presents the RADIOHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY


+ Radiohead have launched Radiohead Public Library. Organized by era, the massive online archive contains high-quality concert and TV footage, B-sides and rarities, music videos, artwork, previously out-of-print merchandise, and playlists the band members shared during their recording sessions. To mark its launch, they’ve added rarities to streaming services including 1992's 'Drill' EP, 2005's "I Want None Of This," and 2011's 'TKOL RMX 8' EP.

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Rihanna and Drake Spotted Together After Hassan Jameel Split

Rihanna was spotted over the weekend with Drake, this following reports that she and her billionaire boyfriend of three years, Hassan Jameel, had split. Fans captured video footage of them in the audience at the 2020 Yams Day show at Barclays Center in New York.

In 2018, badgalriri was quoted about her non-existent relationship with Drake. “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”

Earlier in the day, Rihanna, 31, made headlines for hanging out with A$AP Rocky backstage before his performance at the benefit concert.

Then Perish

Spenser Confidential | Official Trailer | Netflix Film

Ok I strongly remember this being called something else bc I posted about it here ages ago. I think it was "Heroine"? NO apparently it was Wonderland...and that may still be a totally different Netflix film starring Brawlberg and Winston.

Spenser  — an ex-cop better known for making trouble than solving it — just got out of prison and is leaving - where the fuck else, do you see who stars in this? -  Boston for good. But first he gets roped into helping his old boxing coach and mentor, Henry, with a promising amateur. That's Hawk, a brash, no-nonsense MMA fighter convinced he'll be a tougher opponent than Spenser ever was. When two of Spenser’s former colleagues turn up murdered, he recruits Hawk and his foul-mouthed ex-girlfriend, Cissy (Iliza Shlesinger), to help him investigate and bring the culprits to justice.

Anyway, here's Mark Whalberg (Forgives himself), and Winston Duke ("Us", "Black Panther"). There's also Post Malone ("music") and Alan Arkin (That show noone watches but keeps being nominated).

Watch it (or not) March 6th.


Renée Zellweger Honors Tom Cruise’s ‘Unconditional Kindness’ In Heartfelt SAG Award Speech

The actress won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy.

She dedicated her Screen Actors Guild Award to the late Judy Garland, but on Sunday, Renee gave her Jerry Maguire Costar Tom Cruise a Sweet Shoutout During SAG Win

Renée said, “Tom Cruise, [thank you] for your example of professionalism on set and striving for excellence and generosity and unconditional kindness.”

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The Pussycat Dolls shoot their comeback music video for "React"


The Dolls are back - and they just finished their videoshoot for the yet to be officially released comeback bop React.

They were spotted rehearsing in a dance studio and then uploaded a bunch of selfies, teasing their video looks on their social media.

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Source 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7cHubZJkBh/
Source 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNHlA3oPULc
Source 3: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7ggwDmgp25/
Source 4: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7hbU-_BCdb/
Source 5: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7fwFDIps7v/

The View: Honoring MLK, Tyler Perry, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Billy Porter

Full Panel

The entire show focuses on honoring Martin Luther King Jr


Tyler Perry talks about his studio and promotes his new film on Netflix

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



Whoopi fawns over him, brings up his studio on 300 acres, talks the history. TP says Atlanta always felt like the promised land for him, talks the irony of it all. It’s down the street from where he was once homeless. Where he started and now his dream come true. Sunny brings up the 12 sound stages. Lists some of them, including Whoopi. Sunny thanked him for inviting her, said it was inspirational and aspirational. TP explains why he named them after people in the industry. Whoopi talks about how much she respected from the time they met, how much it meant to her that he asked to name a studio after her. Only wishes that her mom was around to see this. Joy mentions November debate was held at his studios. TP talks about how much that meant to him. Talks about Biden going to his replica of the WH after the debate. TP is waiting for the nominee, doesn’t want to get ahead of it. Black people always make a difference, so he’s waiting for the nomination. TP says he wants someone who is morally there for everyone, not just part of the country. Talks about his 5 yr old, and disciplining him. The boy was going at the nanny about this and that. Tells the experience of how he talked to his son.

Promotes A Fall From Grace on Netflix. Plays clip. Sunny watched it last night, tells a bit of the plot. Lots of spoilers that she doesn’t share, not as straightforward as it seems. TP explains what prompted him to put this story out there. Mentions a mom & son grifter who crossed the country. TP talks about the actress who he gave the leading role to, been in the business for 40 years, he wanted her to get her break. Joy says he’s amazing, this is amazing. TP says everyone is talking about Oscars So White, but feels everyone should focus on the work, making something that’s important. Joy mentions he has 8 shows in production, doesn’t he want help. TP explains bad experience with writer’s room. There will be other projects that won’t be TP projects, with other creators.

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Ontd do you remember the first time you heard MLK I Have a Dream speech?

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Renegade Cut: Do the Oscars Matter?

In light of the extremely white and male 2020 Oscar nominations, lefitst film channel Renegade Cut explores the awards' impact and questions its overall cultural importance. He delves into the restrictive nature of the qualifying process, the intense campaigning of nominated films, its issues with overall representation, and what stories Oscar voters consider worthy of recognition.


Adele’s comeback is imminent as her YouTube channel uploaded a new video hidden from public view

Yesterday evening Adele’s YouTube channel uploaded a new video, but immediately hid it from public view. Her page says it features 13 music videos, but only 12 are visible to the public. This upload comes just days after her management hinted that the “I Miss You” songstress was preparing to drop her new album soon.

Lucy Dickins, of William Morris Endeavor, gave many hints earlier this week at an industry event in the Netherlands. And her brother and colleague Jonathan added of Adele’s return: “The sooner the better.”

Her new music is rumored to be inspired by the end of her marriage to Simon Koncecki.

Fans speculate her new album will be called “30,” despite Adele already stating in the past that “25” would be her last album titled after her age.

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I’m ready for some sad bops.
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9-1-1 Lone Star - 1.03 - Texas Proud - Promo

Emergencies include an accident at a grain silo and a steak eating contest, plus an unusual home intruder. Meanwhile, Judd calls out Owen's' preferential treatment of TK. Also, Marjan feels ostracized at her new mosque after another rescue video goes viral. Then, Owen helps Michelle uncover new information about her sister's disappearance.


Academy members viciously reveal why Lopez, Sandler, Murphy got snubbed from Oscars

A couple of anonymous academy members spoke to the New York Post about why they didn't vote for Sandler, Murphy, Lopez, or Awkwafina.

- Per a longtime character actor and Academy member: “First of all, ‘Hustlers’ is not an ‘Oscar movie.’ It’s a little too rough around the edges, and I’m assuming some other people in the acting category didn’t see it."

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The Post also states that some voters did not like how hard Eddie Murphy was campaigning for an Oscar but said that if Murphy or Sandler gave another great performance, they will be nominated.


The cast of "Birds of Prey" cover " Glamour"

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- Margo Robbie, Jurnee Smollett- Bell, Rosie Perez, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, spoke to Glamour about their film " Bird's of Prey".

- Robbie on pitching a film having four female leads,a female director,and writer.
Robbie: I remember when I was pitching the project ,I was struggling to find comparisons other than " Charlie's Angels", which I adored when I was younger. Then I was like,that was a long time ago,though. I think girls tend to exist in a hive more so than guys. I thought it was strange that we don't see that reflected on the screen more often".

- After one particular exhausting day, Rosie Perez made a drink of coconut milk and rum called coquito , that Robbie Calls " lethal". Smollet- Bell:" She( Perez) cooked for us and we all cried. We all had therapy sessions with each other". They were mum on what was said, but Perez gave this insight. Perez" The world is trash"

- The cast on on not having to worry about skintight clothes or lingering body shots for the first time in their career's. Robbie:" The female gaze just happened inherently because there were mainly woman making the decisions. We were all just picking what we thought was cool".Perez:" I didn't feel objectified. I'm the oldest one here and I was dreading the wardrobe. I was expecting a skintight suit". (Instead she's wearing trousers and a button down,as a real detective would) Perez:"When I saw it ,I went Oh! Then when I saw the other girls, I was like,you look hot! You look hot,you look hot,yay! I was happy. You could be sexy, but you didn't have to put on the sexiness".

-Winstead:" You're not scrutinized with "How can she be hotter"? Which is an experience I've definitely had in the past". Perez: " It's not like ,let's put her in that because her ass is great, which I know we've all experienced".

- Smollet-Bell" I realized, prior to this,how many projects I've been on where I'm the only woman on set and how alone I've felt".

- Perez on feeling suprised that only the four woman were on the official poster. Perez:" In a lot of films ,the male always gets first billing no matter how big or small their part is, being in this business for so long, you still think the men are going to show up,you know? It felt very very empowering".

- At one point during the discussion the cast is asked what each one has learned from each other. Everyone turns to Perez. Perez: "Why did you all look at me"? Smollett- Bell: " Because your so wise. We all have girl crushes on you,in case you can't tell".

-Perez decides to share what she appreciated about each of the woman. Perez: "I appreciated how Margot can be in charge but not make you feel less than. Sometimes when actors are also producers,they feel that they have to wear that hat too strongly. That wasn't the case,so I appreciated how she kept her emotions in control all the time.her professionalism is outstanding". Winstead is the kindest person she's met. As for Smollett- Bell: "With Jurnee,what I appreciated was that she's so strong . She's so,so strong. You stand up for yourself in a vary,very specific way,But inside, you're so soft".

- Robbie on Perez. Robbie: " Rosie , who's a legend in this industry already ,can still show up like it's brand new,like she's never said these words before. It's always feels fresh and present. It's so thrilling to work opposite someone who makes you forget your on a set. The set melts away for a second. That only happens if people are present, and if they really show up for that scene with everything they have. Everyone here did that. I loved it ,I loved it".

"Bird's of Prey" premieres February 7 in theaters


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ONTD originalish: Best and worst of the 2020 SAG red carpet

It's a slow news days and last night was the SAG awards where a surprising amount of actresses brought it to create one of the most interesting and least disappointing red carpets in... years maybe?

Congrats to the actresses (n1 curr about men's fashion), the designers and stylists!

Let's discuss!
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Fave looks, ONTD?