January 21st, 2020

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Titans season 2 is now on Netflix*


*outside of US

Netflix released season 2 of Titans internationally a little over a week ago.

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source: https://twitter.com/NerdsSocialClub/status/1215588955489546241

Taylor Swift is releasing new political song with Netflix documentary "Miss Americana"



In a new interview with Variety, Taylor Swift comments on her new documentary, her role in Cats, and a new political song called "Only the Young."

    • “The doc doesn’t lack for its own protest songs though. In the wake of her midterm disappointment, Swift is seen writing an anthem for millennials who might have come away disillusioned with the political process.

    • In the documentary, viewers will see Taylor working on the song.  Its lyrics include: “You did all that you could do / The game was rigged, the ref got tricked/ The wrong ones think they’re right / We were outnumbered — this time.””

    • The documentary is described as a film that "spends much of its opening act juxtaposing the joys of creation with the aggravations of global stardom — the grist of many a pop doc, if rendered in especially intimate detail — before taking a more provocative turn in its last reel to focus more tightly on how and why Swift became a political animal."

    • In regards to Cats, she says, "I had a really great time working on that weird-ass movie. I’m not gonna retroactively decide that it wasn’t the best experience. I never would have met Andrew Lloyd Webber or gotten to see how he works, and now he’s my buddy."

    • She also mentions that her tour will be shorter this year due to her mother's brain tumor.



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    New Books Hitting Shelves This Week


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    Verity Jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. “Eunice,” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, manifests a face, a fragmentary past, and a canny grasp of combat strategy. Realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know how powerful and valuable Eunice is, Verity instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t.

    Meanwhile, a century ahead in London, in a different time line entirely, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. His boss, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity and Eunice are her current project. Wilf can see what Verity and Eunice can’t: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner, and the roles they both may play in it.



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    'Little America' episode about gay Syrian refugee banned in eleven countries


    Amrou Al-Kadhi's episode of Apple's 'Little America' has been banned in eleven countries; ten Arabian countries and Russia. The episode was based on the true story of a gay Syrian refugee seeking asylum in the United States to escape prosecution.

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    'Marvel's Eternals' continues filming in London


    + Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh and director Chloé Zhao were seen in London filming some scenes for the upcoming blockbuster. Spoilery pics at the end!

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    Rihanna releases Rihannazine in collaboration with I-D





    Rihanna and the women who inspire HER - Bella & Gigi Hadid, Alexa Demie and more

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    Anything but music..

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    Hillary Clinton talks about her Hulu series




    The four-part Hulu series, titled "Hillary," is set to premiere at Sundance.

    Hillary is asked about what she said about Bernie in the documentary, "He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it."

    She stands by her assessment, adding that "I will say, however, that it's not only him, it's the culture around him. It's his leadership team. It's his prominent supporters. It's his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women. And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it."

    Her advice to the female candidates is "Look, you can run the best campaign, but you're going to have to be even better than your best campaign to overcome some of the unfairness that will be directed at you as a woman."

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    Lady Gaga L6 reportedly titled "Gamer" with song "Stupid Love" leaking??

    Gaga's L6 is reportedly titled "Gamer" to be released in March with the first song titled "Stupid Love".

    I dunno........



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    Who's the star of the Hunger Games prequel?



    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is out May 19. The prequel, written by Suzanne Collins, is set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games.

    This first excerpt reveals Coriolanus Snow as the protagonist. Here he is "a teenager born to privilege but searching for something more (...) he’s friendly. He’s charming. And, for now anyway, he’s a hero".

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    Joaquin Phoenix Followed SAG Awards With Vigil for Pigs: "I Have to Be Here"



    After briefly celebrating his SAG win with the other celebrities, Joaquin Pheonix headed to Vernon, California, site of a local slaughterhouse, to join animal rights activists who were comforting pigs on their way to the slaughter line, still wearing his tuxedo. The vigil was organised by the group Los Angeles Animal Save, whose members were on hand to provide water, comfort and support to the animals.

    The actor said: “Most people don’t really know of the torture and murder in the meat and dairy industry.[...] “We have moral obligations to talk about it and expose it for what it really is. We are so indoctrinated with these happy images of animals on farms, on the covers of meat containers, at restaurants, and it’s a lie. I think people need to know the truth and we have an obligation to do that.”

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    ONTD cynics will chalk this up to his Oscar campaigning, but I'm glad that he's using his current spotlight to showcase this issue.

    If you're thinking of going vegan, here are some useful links!

    BOSH! https://www.bosh.tv/

    Minimalist Baker: https://minimalistbaker.com/recipe-index/

    Cheap Lazy Vegan: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjkioV3LO_OIUaSWRxFZ3A

    Vegan Voices of Colour: https://www.facebook.com/Veganvoicesofcolor/
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    British Author Alex Christofi asks Book Twitter if they cut their books in half



    British author Alex Christofi, known for his 2015 debut novel Glass, started a ruckus on Book!Twitter by asking if anyone else “cut long books in half to make them more portable?” Unsurprisingly people had strong opinions.

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    ONTD, do you cut up your books for whatever reason?

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    After a 9 Year Hiatus, Bright Eyes Are Back





    After cryptic social media posts and teases we have confirmation that Bright Eyes are recording new music and touring in 2020. The dates are small so hopefully there are more to come. Stay tuned.

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    Bright Eyes Returns

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    Mother of puppies! Emilia Clarke introduces fans to her adorable new puppy Ted


    https://instagram.com/p/B7lMb_CleeO

    He is so cute !!!!!



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    In 11th March- 30th May 2020! Emilia returns to the stage in Chekhov’s The Seagull. Jamie Lloyd, the man responsible for Tom Hiddleston appearance in Betrayal and James McAvoy’s Cyrano, will direct Emilia in a version of the classic play adapted by award-winning playwright Anya Reiss.

    https://www.londontheatredirect.com/play/4414/the-seagull-tickets.aspx

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    Courtney Stodden is finally free, y'all!



    2020 is the year we leave trash men behind, and in that spirit Courtney Stodden is finally free from Doug Hutchison's creepy clutches. They met when she was 16 and he was 50 (barf), 4 whole years older than her dad (double barf). They broke up in November 2013, reconciled in August 2014, and renewed their vows on their fifth anniversary in 2016.

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    The View: Ken Jeong, Impeachapalooza, Hot Topics

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    Ken Jeong is promoting You Complete Me, Ho on Netflix and new film Elsewhere

    Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
    Rare on SNL they used an Asian actor to portray KJ in parody. KJ talks about seeing it, was watching because it was Eddie Murphy show. He and his family were like WAAT! Joy talks Asian presence. KJ brings up Awkwafina, Parasite. Talks about his stand-up special on Netflix; the title is a tribute to his wife. He explains. He married a Ho. It’s her name but he riffs on the jokes. His family is in no way sick of his jokes haha. KJ talks about his career history, being on Community. Talks about being naked in movies, but also being emotionally naked. He’s funny about it.

    Sunny talks about his new movie. It’s a dramatic role. Her husband watched it, too. KJ talks about the plot and his character. Parker Posey is also in the film. Lists the rest of the cast. Appreciated the director trusted him for the role. Also on The Masked Singer. KJ says it’s surprisingly addictive. It’s like a tip of the tongue, thinking you know who it is. Hypes the next episode. Some former The View hosts are on the show. KJ made his stand up debut on The View. Thinks he looks like his grandson lol.


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    Ontd are you watching the Senate Sham Trial? Feel free to go OT in post, I’ll put one up tomorrow if there’s enough interest.

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    Danish royals spark uproar over secret ski lodge



    - Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have secretly owned the lodge for 10 years,

    - it is located in the glamorous Verbier resort in Switzerland,

    - they also rent it out when they don't live there,

    - the Danish royals can use their public allowance to invest in foreign assets if this is approved by lawmakers beforehand,

    - no one was informed they bought the lodge and were renting it out,

    - the royal family declined to comment which angered even more the public and the ruling party,

    - in the end, the royal couple informed that they will not be renting the property anymore.

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    Netflix Commits To Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Film




    Netflix Lands Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Follow-Up, a Leonard Bernstein Film

    Bradley Cooper will direct, star and produce.

    He wrote the script with Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe Josh Singer.

    The drama spans over 30 years in telling the beautifully complex story of the marriage between Bernstein and his wife, Felicia Montealegre.

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    Harry and Meghan Markle threaten legal action over Canada paparazzi shots



    - new photos of Meghan with Archie and 2 dogs in a public park were published,

    - lawyers for the couple claim photos were taken without her consent,

    - they accuse paparazzi of camping outside H&M's home with long range lenses,

    - Harry arrived in Canada,

    - Justin Trudeau says he has not spoken to the Queen directly about who will be paying for Harry and Meghan's security costs and claims discussions are ongoing,

    - H&M's security detail include British police and Canadian 'Mounties'.

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    Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution | Official Trailer | Netflix



    More or less a CGI remake of the First Movie.

    The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo was intended for use as a tool of destruction. But as Mewtwo becomes aware of its own dubious origin, it begins to resent its human creators and seeks revenge…

    Catch 'em All Again, February 27th, on Netflix


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    Carrie Bradshaw: The Original Influencer



    Video essayist Lindsay Ellis (in a limited series called Pop Culture Portfolio for The Financial Diet's youtube channel) takes a look into how Carrie Bradshaw is the original influencer and how the New York City depicted in Sex and the City and Carrie's lifestyle is based on an aspirational ideal. The brands featured in Carrie's life were not just details in her life but props she and other characters engaged with; and how the public ate it up. The video breaks down the significance of one of pop culture's favorite fictional characters to talk about.

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    Horse Girl | Official Trailer | Netflix



    Sarah (Alison Brie), a socially isolated arts and crafts store employee, finds herself more content in the company of horses and supernatural crime shows than people. But when a series of strangely surreal dreams upend the simplicity of her waking life, Sarah struggles to distinguish her visions from reality.

    Horse Girl is a darkly humorous psychological thriller about a woman's search for the truth, however abstract it may be.

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    White author writes about the Mexican experience, in 'American Dirt'

    White Author Jeanine Cummins writes about the Mexican experience in her latest book 'American Dirt'.

    - She received a 7 figure book deal for this
    - Spoke of the migrants at the Mexican border being portrayed as a 'faceless brown mass', which she said she 'wanted to give these people a face'.
    - Promotes that she married an undocumented immigrant. Her husband is Irish.



    A few authors of colour are rightfully not happy about it.

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    this damn book is sitting at 4.56 on goodreads and all the reviews are yts praising this as an eye opening piece of literature. i can't.

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    Jonas Brothers recreate iconic Camp Rock scene




    The Jonas Brothers shared a video from TikTok where they recreated an iconic scene from the 2008 DCOM, Camp Rock.

    Connect 3 is back.

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    ONTD, did you enjoy Camp Rock?

    Ozzy Osbourne Announces Parkinson's Diagnosis




    - Rock musician and reality TV star, Ozzy Osbourne (71), has announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

    - He said the diagnosis came after he took a fall last year.

    - After news broke, he took to twitter to thank his fans for their kind words.




    Source 1: https://twitter.com/CBCNews/status/1219749012556976128
    Source 2: https://twitter.com/OzzyOsbourne/status/1219767217891397632
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    Sam Smith's ex Brandon Flynn stepped out with actor Zachary Quinto today in L.A.

    Richard Madden who?



    -The duo hung out in Loz Feliz while Quinto walked his dog
    -Quinto recently broke up with longtime boyfriend Miles McMillan
    -They went to Maru Coffee: A hot drink for Brandon, iced coffee for Zachary
    -Before you ask "who:" Brandon is known for his work in 13 Reasons Why

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    ONTD, do you prefer hot or iced coffee in the middle of winter?
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    YouTuber and Instagram influencer jailed in Egypt for climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza




    Instagram influencer and YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy was arrested and spent five days in jail after climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Egypt’s parliament officially made it illegal to climb the country’s monuments in November after a recent string of incidents involving tourists.

    He announced his arrest in an Instagram post to his 3.1 million followers, writing:

    “No words can explain what I just went through the past 5 days. I was locked up in Egypt because I climbed the Pyramids Of Giza. I’ve been in Jail many times but this one was by far the very worst. I saw horrible things and I don’t wish this upon anybody. Was it worth it? FUCK YEAH! I did it for a good cause and soon I’m going to share the whole video so the whole world can see 🔥.”

    His girlfriend and fellow influencer, Kinsey Wolanski, pulled the same exact stunt just last month and was also arrested. She was released after some money was allegedly given in exchange for her release.

    Zdorovetskiy eventually uploaded the video that got him arrested. In the video, once he reaches the top of the pyramid he asks his followers to help Australia by donating money to help firefighters, animals, and all those affected by the wildfires. Afterwards, he climbs back down and doesn’t resist arrest and is taken into custody.

    This isn’t the first time this pendejo has gotten arrested for pulling similar stunts in the past. He ran into the field during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil, and Game 5 of the 2017 World Series; he also went streaking during Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

    ONTD, are you disrespectful when visiting other countries?

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    Every (ok, some) burning question about Netflix's The Circle answered

    This ONTD post doesn't have any spoilers, but if you read the comments, you'll probably come across some! Beware!



    -The show was filmed in Manchester, England
    -The contestants lived in one wing of apartments, but could not hear each other through the walls
    -Contestants placed grocery orders with producers almost every day
    -They had to leave immediately if they were Blocked, but had to stick around in Manchester to film the reunion
    -Producers had no say in which photos they could use for profile pics on the show
    -They could chat with other players whenever they wanted, except late at night - production wanted to be respectful of their sleep schedule
    -How did they pass the time? They brought their own activities

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    Grammy scandal: former Recording Academy president files discrimination lawsuit & more


    Deborah Dugan has filed a charge of discrimination against the Recording Academy (the Grammys) where she describes being sexually harassed by attorney Joel Katz (counsel to the Academy and former member and Chair of the "Board"). She also details conflicts of interest, improper self-dealing by board members and voting irregularities with respect to nominations for the Grammys. Dugan mentioned how a black woman who worked for the Academy's museum was fired after she began to raise concerns about diversity at the Academy.

    Neil Portnow, Dugan's predecessor, didn't get his contract renewed because he "alledgedly" raped a female recording artist.

    There are rumors that female performers are going to drop out of the show.


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    Arrow Series Finale + Other DCTV Promos


    STEPHEN AMELL SIGNS OFF AS THE GREEN ARROW; EMILY BETT RICKARDS RETURNS FOR THE SERIES FINALE OF “ARROW” — After eight seasons, and the launch of countless superheroes, the series wraps up the story of the Green Arrow. Emily Bett Rickards returns as Felicity. James Bamford directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz (#810). Original airdate 1/28/2020.

    The series finale of Arrow will be prefaced by a 1-hour special looking back at the series called "Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye."



    [Felicity Smoak & Others Return for the Series Finale]







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    The Expanse season 5 promotes 3 to regulars

    Keon Alexander (Marco Inaros), Jasai Chase Owens (Felip Inaros) and Nadine Nicole (Clarissa Mao) were all promoted to regulars for season 5. Additionally Lily Gao (Nancy Gao) will continue to recur in season 5.



    There's a blooper reel for season 4




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    Final trailer for Blake “Plantation Wedding” Lively's “The Rhythm Section”





    Stephanie Patrick is an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption.

    Starring Blake Lively, Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown, the film opens January 31, 2020.

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    Will you brave the winter to watch Miss Blake Antebellum Lively on your local theater, ONTD?