February 9th, 2020

Tim & Saoirse

Weekend Box Office: 'Birds of Prey' Scavenges $33.2 Million


Birds of Prey, the only new wide release of the weekend, easily took the number one spot at the box office. But estimates of a $33.2 million dollar take came in well below initial expectations of $45-$50 million. After three weeks of dominance, Bad Boys For Life finally lost its grip on number one, making approximately $12 million for second place. Just behind Bad Boys is Oscar contender 1917, with $9 million, and rounding out the top five are Dolittle and Jumanji.

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Leslie Jones Didn't Vote For Most Oscar Categories bc of the lack of Black People



  • Said she voted for Cynthia Erivo's Harriet performance and ignored the other categories.

  • Later pointed out that she voted for Matthew Cherry's "Hair Love" short.

  • People pointed out that she should have also voted for "Parasite" for the Asain representation factor.

  • No word if she voted for Cynthia's song or just ignored it.

  • White folks, of course, are crying racism about being ignored, as if actors of color aren't constantly ignored by the Oscars.


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Today's the last day that "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse" is the current holder of Best Animated Feature and I'm sad bc this year's crop are boooring.

Inside Alfre Woodard's - Sistahs’ Soirée - an annual Oscar party for black actresses


Every year for the last 11 years, Queen Alfre Woodard throws a party of black actresses during awards season -  Sistahs’ Soirée. It is a very small event and doesn't get a lot of gets press coverage - I think partly because Alfre wants it that way and partly because the people covering awards season don't care about black actresses. Anyway, this year the New York Times covered the party. Invitees included Cynthia Erivo, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lorraine Toussaint, Tiffany Haddish, Amandla Stenberg, Laura Harrier, KiKi Layne, lashana lynch and others.

When speaking about the event to the New York Times, Afre said “I’m gathering women who have been nominated in the acting category by the academy...as well as those who, in a perfect world, should have been.”.

The goal of the event is to foster camaraderie amongst the actors. She says - “It’s important to me that when we hear our sisters’ names, we think good thoughts and feel protective of them, so that we don’t get into that bogus sense of competition that the business wants to put you in by saying, ‘Too bad there’s only three roles for black women this year,’ and then they send everybody from KiKi Layne to Cicely Tyson up for the same role.”

Alfre is no stranger to the awards season hustle, she was nominated in 1983 for a film called “Cross Creek,”. This year she earned nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for her role in "Clemency", but was snubbed by the Academy/Oscars. She seemed unbothered by the snub saying "it’s something entirely separate from what we do".  Instead she is more frustrated by Lupita Nyong’o's career tragectory - Alfre said to New York Times “She (Lupita) is still the great mahogany hope, but you’ve seen Lupita more on magazine covers than you have onscreen,” Woodard said. “Every time out, Lupita is fabulous, but look at what she’s done since she won that Oscar and then look at the opportunities of a Scarlett or a Charlize.

Alfre has one simple commandment those at the party “Stay busy, my daughters, Stay busy, and especially stay joyful doing it.”

Pics of the Sistahs’ Soirée through the years....

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Rose McGowan defends Gayle King for bringing up Kobe's rape allegations while calling Kobe a hero


  • Journalist Gayle King interviewed a close friend of Kobe's and asked her about the 2003 allegations that Kobe raped a hotel employee

  • Since then King has faced harassment and death threats including from Snoop Dogg

  • McGowan weighed in to offer support for King but also support for Kobe for his apology in 2004 after the allegations against him were dismissed

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Dee Rees is still working on her musical (and a lot of other things)


  • To promote her new film The Last Thing He Wanted Rees talked to the NYT

  • Is currently working on a musical that she describes as a cross between The Wiz and Star Wars with music by Santigold. Currently hustling for distributors

  • Her producing partner Cassian Elwes (brother of Cary AKA Westley in The Princess Bride) was inspired to seek her out after reading how abysmal the stats were for women of colour directors trying to get a second feature made. He had seen her film Pariah, realized she had never made a second film, and gave her the script for Mudbound saying it was her project if she wanted. He also produced TLTHW and her upcoming musical

  • Her strategy is to work on 5 projects at the same time to see what gets made first. In addition to the musical she is also working on a lesbian horror movie about two married black women who move to the countryside, a scifi graphic novel, and a TV police procedural about a black cop in the 1970s

  • It is still hard for her to get films made even after the success of Mudbound and she still finds the level of racism and disinterest difficult to deal with

  • The interview also covered the negative review Rees got for The Last Thing He Wanted but she still loves her movie and is continuing to work and sign new deals

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Tim & Saoirse

Oscars 2020: Red Carpet Live Post

https://instagram.com/p/B8XZZ7thyIS

The 92nd Academy Awards are being held tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The show doesn't start until 8pm ET/5pm PT, but the red carpet is already open, with coverage on E! from 5pm ET/2pm PT, and on ABC from 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT through the start of the show. The weather is currently... not ideal.

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Green Day frontman disses Ariana Grande, praises Billie Eilish's "real" pop music


Green Day released their thirteenth studio album, Father of All Motherfuckers, on Friday, and as part of their promo tour Billie Joe Armstrong gave an interview to USA Today in which he talks dropping f-bombs, politics, and the sad state of the GRAMMYs.

When asked about music's (alleged) biggest night, Armstrong criticized the on-air presentation of Best Comedy Album, saying, "The fact that they aired a comedy record [award] and didn't have a rock band on television, I just don't even know what that is. I love comedy just as much as the next guy, but they are doing a disservice to rock music."

He did, however, voice his happiness over Billie Eilish (with whom he shared a Rolling Stone cover last year) sweeping the big four categories—dissing Ariana Grande in the process.

"It's insanely well-deserved," he said. "[She and her brother Finneas'] music is very real, and you can tell it all comes from them, which is what sets it apart from what other pop acts are doing. It's not even comparable to think about what she does compared to someone like Ariana Grande. She's the real deal."

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Justin Bieber('s mustache) performs on 'Saturday Night Live'


Justin Bieber returned to Studio 8H for the first time in seven years last night to perform two singles off his soon-to-be-on-clearancereleased album Changes on Saturday Night Live. He and his struggle 'stache were joined onstage by a three-piece band for "Yummy" and Migos' Quavo for "Intentions."

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DAMN. Here are the Black Women Pulitzer Winners to Celebrate Black History Month (ONTD Original)

The Pulitzer is an esteemed award given to those who have excelled in various forms of media and literature - from books to music to journalism to poetry to novels. Here are the some of the trailblazing black women who have earned the highly prestigious award. OP will include a bit of background of the women if not mainstream, their winning piece and if possible some interviews to highlight their genius.

1. Gwendolyn Brooks, poetry. She is the first black person to win the Pulitzer Prize for her work Annie Allen, a story of a young girl becoming a woman. Her work often highlighted to stories of the marginalized including black people and immigrants.



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OP hopes that for 2020, you will, like grandma used to tell me: "tap into yo black genius, baby".

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Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Victim Blames His Victims



In a recent interview, Time's reporter Megan Twohey questioned Weinstein's lead defense attorney Donna Rottuno was asked if she had ever been sexually assaulted before.

"I have not because I would never put myself in that position," she said on the New York Times podcast. "I've always made choices from college age on where I never drank too much. I never went home with someone that I didn't know. I just never put myself in any vulnerable circumstances ever."

When asked if she thought every woman who was sexually assaulted put themsleves in vulnerable positions, she replied with some more victim blaming drivel.

"Absolutely not but just as we make smart decisions when we walk out on the street at night, I think you have to make the same decision when your putting yourself in circumstances with other people," Rotunno added.

"When we walk out at night we look around, we make sure we have our phone, some people take mace. We take precautions. All I'm saying is women should take precautions."



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The 92nd Annual Academy Awards Live Viewing Post



Original ONTD graphic credit thanks to this 2017 live viewing post. :)

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the “best” films of 2019 and will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Once again, the show will have no host and begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC. You can check here for official ways to stream the show online. Feel free to share alternative streaming links with others in the comments.

I will try my best to update this post with winners shortly after they’re announced.

[The List of Winners]BEST PICTURE
WINNER
PARASITE
Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

NOMINEES
FORD V FERRARI
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers
THE IRISHMAN
Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
JOJO RABBIT
Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley, Producers
JOKER
Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
LITTLE WOMEN
Amy Pascal, Producer
MARRIAGE STORY
Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers
1917
Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
WINNER
RENÉE ZELLWEGER
Judy

NOMINEES
CYNTHIA ERIVO
Harriet
SCARLETT JOHANSSON
Marriage Story
SAOIRSE RONAN
Little Women
CHARLIZE THERON
Bombshell

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
WINNER
JOAQUIN PHOENIX
Joker

NOMINEES
ANTONIO BANDERAS
Pain and Glory
LEONARDO DICAPRIO
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood
ADAM DRIVER
Marriage Story
JONATHAN PRYCE
The Two Popes

DIRECTING
WINNER
PARASITE
Bong Joon Ho

NOMINEES
THE IRISHMAN
Martin Scorsese
JOKER
Todd Phillips
1917
Sam Mendes
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Quentin Tarantino

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
WINNER
(I'M GONNA) LOVE ME AGAIN
from Rocketman; Music by Elton John; Lyric by Bernie Taupin

NOMINEES
I CAN'T LET YOU THROW YOURSELF AWAY
from Toy Story 4; Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
I'M STANDING WITH YOU
from Breakthrough; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
INTO THE UNKNOWN
from Frozen II; Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
STAND UP
from Harriet; Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
WINNER
JOKER
Hildur Guðnadóttir

NOMINEES
LITTLE WOMEN
Alexandre Desplat
MARRIAGE STORY
Randy Newman
1917
Thomas Newman
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
John Williams

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
WINNER
PARASITE
South Korea

NOMINEES
CORPUS CHRISTI
Poland
HONEYLAND
North Macedonia
LES MISÉRABLES
France
PAIN AND GLORY
Spain

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
WINNER
BOMBSHELL
Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker

NOMINEES
JOKER
Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou
JUDY
Jeremy Woodhead
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White
1917
Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole

VISUAL EFFECTS
WINNER
1917
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

NOMINEES
AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick
THE IRISHMAN
Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli
THE LION KING
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

FILM EDITING
WINNER
FORD V FERRARI
Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

NOMINEES
THE IRISHMAN
Thelma Schoonmaker
JOJO RABBIT
Tom Eagles
JOKER
Jeff Groth
PARASITE
Yang Jinmo

CINEMATOGRAPHY
WINNER
1917
Roger Deakins

NOMINEES
THE IRISHMAN
Rodrigo Prieto
JOKER
Lawrence Sher
THE LIGHTHOUSE
Jarin Blaschke
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Robert Richardson

SOUND MIXING
WINNER
1917
Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

NOMINEES
AD ASTRA
Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano
FORD V FERRARI
Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow
JOKER
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

SOUND EDITING
WINNER
FORD V FERRARI
Donald Sylvester

NOMINEES
JOKER
Alan Robert Murray
1917
Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Wylie Stateman
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Matthew Wood and David Acord

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
WINNER
LAURA DERN
Marriage Story

NOMINEES
KATHY BATES
Richard Jewell
SCARLETT JOHANSSON
Jojo Rabbit
FLORENCE PUGH
Little Women
MARGOT ROBBIE
Bombshell

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
WINNER
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU'RE A GIRL)
Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

NOMINEES
IN THE ABSENCE
Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
LIFE OVERTAKES ME
John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
WALK RUN CHA-CHA
Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
WINNER
AMERICAN FACTORY
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

NOMINEES
THE CAVE
Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær
THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY
Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan
FOR SAMA
Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
HONEYLAND
Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

COSTUME DESIGN
WINNER
LITTLE WOMEN
Jacqueline Durran

NOMINEES
THE IRISHMAN
Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson
JOJO RABBIT
Mayes C. Rubeo
JOKER
Mark Bridges
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Arianne Phillips

PRODUCTION DESIGN
WINNER
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

NOMINEES
THE IRISHMAN
Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves
JOJO RABBIT
Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková
1917
Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
PARASITE
Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
WINNER
THE NEIGHBORS' WINDOW
Marshall Curry

NOMINEES
BROTHERHOOD
Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi
SARIA
Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
A SISTER
Delphine Girard

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
WINNER
JOJO RABBIT
Screenplay by Taika Waititi

NOMINEES
THE IRISHMAN
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
JOKER
Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
LITTLE WOMEN
Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig
THE TWO POPES
Written by Anthony McCarten

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
WINNER
PARASITE
Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho

NOMINEES
KNIVES OUT
Written by Rian Johnson
MARRIAGE STORY
Written by Noah Baumbach
1917
Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Written by Quentin Tarantino

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
WINNER
HAIR LOVE
Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

NOMINEES
DCERA (DAUGHTER)
Daria Kashcheeva
KITBULL
Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson
MEMORABLE
Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre
SISTER
Siqi Song

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WINNER
TOY STORY 4
Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

NOMINEES
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold
I LOST MY BODY
Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice
KLAUS
Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román
MISSING LINK
Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
WINNER
BRAD PITT
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood

NOMINEES
TOM HANKS
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
ANTHONY HOPKINS
The Two Popes
AL PACINO
The Irishman
JOE PESCI
The Irishman


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Britney Spears releases new fragrance "Glitter Fantasy"

https://instagram.com/p/B8SKfNfFJMp


It wouldn't be a new year without a new Britney Spears fragrance.

"Glitter Fantasy" is available now while the press release notes that "This sparkling scent glimmers with twists of sophistication. Flirtatious red fruits mingle with a radiant floral bouquet. Seductive woods and enveloping musks glisten for a moment of surprise and delight."


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ONTD what are you currently smelling like?


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Source 2: https://www.superdrug.com/Britney/Britney-Spears-Glitter-Fantasy-Eau-de-Toilette-Spray-30ml/p/790633
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Go behind the scenes of the "React" videoshoot with the Pussycat Dolls



In a nostalgia combo MTV Making the Video (!) takes you behind the scenes of the new Pussycat Dolls music video for #React.

Check out how the Dolls dealt with battling the elements in their quest to hairflip their way through fire, wind and water.



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt1NZsLdxxs
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Eminem randomly performed “Lose Yourself” at the Oscars and people were like what year is it?




This performance is brought to you by Eminem’s one ONTD stan, mario_06. RIP.


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Queen Elizabeth conveys message of sympathy for coronavirus victims via disgraced son Andrew



- Andrew attended a dinner hosted by the Chinese ambassador to Britain,

- the ambassador tweeted: "Her Majesty The Queen sent an encouraging message to President Xi and Chinese people: At the critical time of fighting #coronavirus, I express my sincere sympathy for Chinese people, and pray for the speedy control and victory over the virus. It was conveyed by Duke of York.",

- Andrew was with Sarah,

- Beatrice and her fiancé were also present.

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BTS use questionable concept for new album art


● Kpop kings BTS unveiled the first concept photos for their new album 'Map of the Soul: 7'

● The photos show the idols in a derelict room, gathered around a large hole, dressed in white while surrounded by feathers with a hangman's noose lying close by, painting a morbid picture.



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I'm tired of these faux deep concepts with cheap execution tbqh