February 7th, 2020

New Music Friday – February 7, 2020


Featuring new music by Aly & AJ, Anne-Marie, Brent Faiyaz, Christine and the Queens, Dagny, Galantis, Green Day, H.E.R., Hayley Williams, La Roux, LOOΠΔ, Meek Mill feat. Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Oh Wonder, Rico Nasty, Sean Paul with Tove Lo, Sharon Van Etten and more

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(Mini) New Music Friday – January 3
New Music Friday – January 10
New Music Friday – January 17
New Music Friday – January 24
New Music Friday – January 31
PoA - trio backs

'Birds of Prey' kicks off weekend box office $4M on Thursday night



WB's 'Birds of Prey' is pretty much the only big movie opening on Oscar weekend, and already brought in $4 million on Thursday night. It's expected to make roundabouts $50 million to $55 million this weekend (on a $80 million budget).

Otherwise, you can watch Bad Boys 3 or catch the Oscar nominees before Sunday's show.


Source: https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1225806217638862848
DC Comics - Superman/Batman 2

Tan France says he won't return to living in the U.K. because of racism



- Says he used to assume he'd eventually move back to his native U.K. but no longer plans on doing so

- Being gay isn't easy in Salt Lake City but he is "less likely to be called something on the street"

- "I suffered so much racism here and it’s just not something I want to put myself through,” France said. “I love this country, I love what it potentially represents, but I just think that until they solve this problem or move forward with it, where you just are not attacked every day, I’m not willing to be here."

- However he admits fame helps as he's no longer stopped as often for being a potential terrorist because people recognize him from TV

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I'm an Indian-American who moved to the UK a few years ago and I see where he's coming from. I wouldn't say the UK is more or less racist than the US overall but anti-South Asian racism (and anti-Pakistani racism in particular) is definitely more overt over here.
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Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant have been together "for several years" according to Jennifer Tilly



Jennifer Tilly, who is Alexandra Grant's longtime friend, spoke to Page Six about the couple at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection on Wednesday night.

“I remember a couple of years ago, about a year and a half ago, [Grant] said, ‘Keanu Reeves is my boyfriend,’ and I’m like, ‘Wait. What? What? What?' She was so cool I thought she was a lesbian.” Tilly said of the couple, who made their red carpet debut in November.

She also called the attention around Keanu and his girlfriend "astonishing" before noting they had a lot in common, including how lowkey they both were.

She added while Keanu Reeves is a "great guy," he's actually the lucky one in the relationship.

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Philip Schofield comes out as gay




British TV presenter Philip Schofield has revealed he is gay.

He made this statement via an Instagram story. In it, he said:

"Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud."

"Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that comes only from the hurt that I am causing to my family."

"[Coming out] is my decision. This is absolutely my decision. It was something I knew that I had to do. I don't know what the world will be like now. I don't know how this will be taken or what people will think."


Schofield is known for presenting the shows This Morning and Dancing On Ice.

He has been married to his wife, Stephanie Lowe, for 27 years, and they have 2 children together.

His full statement can be read at the source.

Non UK'ers, you might recognise him from this iconic interview:

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mads & cami <3

Katy Keene - 1x02 - "You Can't Hurry Love" - Promo



Katy Keene - 1x02 - "You Can't Hurry Love" - SIGNS – With Katy’s (Lucy Hale) personal life in a holding pattern, which everyone seems to know about thanks to the newspapers picking up Pepper’s (Julia Chan) blog, she can’t seem to escape even at work. Josie (Ashleigh Murray) finds a job to help pay the bills but picks up an extra job at a record store, and quickly learns it might be closing, leaving Josie with an idea to help keep it open. Because of Jorge’s (Jonny Beauchamp) outburst at his last audition he finds himself on the outs with the Broadway community. After begging for one last audition and waiting to hear if he got the part, he must decide if he wants to give up performing as Ginger. Meanwhile, Pepper (Julia Chan) finds herself low on cash, but is somehow able to secure a warehouse in which she dreams to open up “The Pepper Plant.” Katherine LaNasa, Zane Holtz, Lucien Laviscount and Camille Hyde also star. Steve Adelson directed the episode written by Michael Grassi (#102). Original airdate 2/13/2020.

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Did you guys watch the pilot? I actually really, really loved it. It was like Devil Wears Prada meets Pose.
Valentine

ONTD Roundup

Tim & Saoirse

Margot Robbie Suffers Through 'Hot Ones'



Margot Robbie has a pair of Academy Award nominations and a list of film highlights that includes Wolf of Wall Street, Bombshell, Suicide Squad, and many more. Her latest, Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, is set to hit theaters February 7th. But how is she with spicy food? Find out as the multi-talented actor battles the wings of death and discusses everything from Australian slang, to the time she won a spaghetti Bolognese eating competition. Plus, a very special wing-10 surprise (OP note: it's the other cast members from BoP)!

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As requested! This would basically be me if I tried this show, except I would have quit.
krystal

Princess Beatrice has a wedding date



- Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will get married at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace,

- the ceremony will take place on Friday 29th May,

- the Queen decided to hold a private reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace,

- the couple asked well-wishers not to give them gifts.

source: twitter

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Susan Orlean would rather watch makeup tutorials than read


  • Journalist, author, and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean confessed that last night she put aside a wonderful book to watch youtube makeup tutorials

  • She was impressed with what she saw



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ONTD what simple pleasures do you enjoy?

The View: Shania Twain, Impeachapalooza, Hot Topics

Whoopi is off. Ana is here.

Shania Twain



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC27ig72cO0



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r189yj9E0bw

Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
A shy and solitary person but then when she’s on stage, she comes out of her shell. Needs a lot of alone time. Tomboy as a child, shows photo. Sunny mentions Red Dress Fashion Show. Talks about 2003 Super Bowl show. Asks about JLo and Shakira. Says nice things about them both. Ana would be in a fig leaf and two coconuts if she looked like JLo. ST felt they were professional, and awesome. Sunny liked the Puerto Rico flag, thought her mom might lose her voice. Post Malone is a fan, plays clip. Halsey is dressing like her in videos. ST is flattered, has a diverse audience. Lots have grown up with her. Extending Vegas residency. 25th anniversary of one her Grammy award winning albums. Talks about her show. High energy.

Moving into acting. Talks about I Still Believe which is the story about Christian music singer Jeremy Camp who married his first wife knowing she was gravely ill, ST plays Jeremy’s mom. Plays clip. Talks about the role and character. Met the family, caught up in the emotion. Talks about losing her voice, didn’t know if she’d sing again. Turns out she had Lyme Disease. Explains how it can affect you, that she made the most of a bad situation.


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Ontd what's your favorite Shania Twain bop?

Source links are below each video or section
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2020 ONTD Film Critic Society Awards - Voting Post


*The above image was taken from Morgan90's previous awards posts, I don't know how to use photoshop or whatever, so credit to them*

The nominations post is HERE.
The poll should be set up to where you can only pick one option.
If you want to change your vote(s), just click the poll #, then [ Fill out Poll ] at the top of the page.


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I'll try to close the poll by Thursday and then have the winners up by Friday.

Previous Winners: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
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Louis Vuitton collaborates with artisans from Oaxaca for a collection



During zona macó (one of the biggest art exhibitions in Latin America) in Mexico City, Louis Vuitton reached out to artisans from the small town of San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, to create a custom trunk collection called ‘The Colorful Journey LV’.

The brand is famous for its past collaborations with artists such as Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. This collection incorporates vibrant designs, details from the Mexican cosmology and history intertwined with luxury.

Natalia Herrera, art curator, was in charge of choosing the master artisans from different artists among Mexico. Their Zapotec roots and experience with woodwork made them stand out and ultimately win the project that will give employment to many in the town.

According to Zapotec mythology, every person receives a “tona” (an unique creature, combining different real life animals) upon being born. As such, each piece also has its own tona with alebrije-like motifs.



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krystal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make First Public Appearance Since Royal Exit



- they headlined a JP Morgan event,

- no info what they spoke about or if they got paid,

- no info who paid for their security,

- they are hunting for a CEO for their Sussex Royal charitable foundation,

- they are also looking for a next home, this time in Los Angeles,

- they increased security at their Canada home,

- Scotland Yard officers claim they had to pick up takeaways and groceries for the couple,

- 15 guards have been flown to Canada,

- they work round the clock for two weeks at a time,

- Sheeraz Inc claims they are now taking appearance and endorsement requests for Harry and Meghan,

- the Palace denied this but Sheeraz Inc did not remove their post.

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Live Viewing Post and Celebrity Reactions for Democratic Debate

Debate starts @ 8PM eastern


Source https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1225924746837184512

. debate will be moderated by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, “World News Tonight” Anchor and Managing Editor David Muir and ABC News Live Anchor Linsey Davis. They will be joined in questioning by WMUR-TV Political Director Adam Sexton and WMUR-TV News Anchor Monica Hernandez.

. podium lineup L-R Yang, Buttigieg, Sanders, Biden, Warren, Klobuchar, Steyer


Source https://twitter.com/thismyshow/status/1225935945863700482

More blue checks behind the cut [Spoiler (click to open)]
[Swapped out a tweet because one of the accounts deleted the tweet]


Source https://twitter.com/parryshen/status/1225816249428402178

Source https://twitter.com/AnneRiceAuthor/status/1225935713708830720

Source https://twitter.com/mariashriver/status/1225954034126733312

Source https://twitter.com/CynthiaNixon/status/1225920326141403137


Source link with each tweet
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Apple fined €25 million for slowing down older iPhones and not letting consumers know



Apple has been fined €25 million (approximately $27.4 million) in France by the French watchdog for competition and fraud (DGCCRF) for intentionally slowing down older iPhone models and not making it clear to consumers.

The company admitted that it only did so to “prolong the life” of its older devices and not to encourage people to upgrade. Apple has issued software updates in 2017 that capped the performance of iPhone 6, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE models, whose aging batteries aren’t usually able to handle surges in energy use and to prevent older iPhones from crashing as a result.

Despite this, the DGCCRF said Apple failed to inform consumers that the issues they were experiencing were the result of its software updates or that replacing the battery — rather than the entire phone — could fix its problems. The company also didn’t allow its users to revert to previous versions of its software to help potentially fix this problem, leaving its users stuck with a slowed down device.

Apple will pay the fine and is required to share this information on its website for one month.



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Oprah: Gayle King Receiving Death Threats After Kobe Byrant Questions In Interview



Backstory: On Monday, CBS This Morning released a clip of Gayle King interviewing WNBA star Lisa Leslie. During the clip, Gayle asked Lisa, who was a friend of Kobe Bryant, if she felt that his 2003 sexual assault case complicated his legacy for her. Lisa said that it did not.

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The interview sparked backlash against Gayle and Oprah. Celebrities including 50 Cent and Snoop Dog attacked Gayle on social media. 50 Cent said that what Gayle did was unfair because Kobe isn't around to defend himself.

Snoop actually posted a misogynistic video where he threatened Gayle and told her to back off “before we come get you.” Snoop took down the video but 50 Cent's hateful ass reposted it. Link to the video.

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Oprah appeared on The Today Show with Hoda and Jenna this morning and said that Gayle is "not doing well." Oprah said that Gayle has received death threats and has had to hire extra security.



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#JusticeForHan: Looking Back at the Social Media Campaign That Keeps Han Alive



+ All Han fans were undoubtedly crushed when his signature RX-7 blew up with him still inside in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, including LA Times reporter Jen Yamato so for the first episode of 'Sung's Garage', his brand new podcast, they sat down and discussed the hashtag movement #JusticeForHan, fanfiction and Justin Lin's plan to bring him back.
+ Joined by co-host Racer M, they chat about how the #JusticeForHan all came about, Sung Kang's return to the FAST SAGA and how the Han character in the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise has had such an impact on pop culture.

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Will & Grace FINALLY tackles the show's biphobia!!!



- Will & Grace finally tackled the show's internalized biphobia.
- Billie Lourd guest starred and W&G find out her effeminate friend is her boyfriend (Peter Graham), who happens to be bisexual. W&G try to convince them that he's just gay.
- Both teach W&G a lesson about bisexuality and queerness.

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