March 23rd, 2020

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How a cyberwar sparked by a report against a fanfic led to the boycott of Chinese idol, Xiao Zhan



Kinda like a follow-up to this post from February 29 "AO3 is banned now in China".

Summary:

- Xiao Zhan starred in a period drama series, The Untamed (2019), which depicts implicit love between two male protagonists (starring Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo). The pair solves murder mysteries and battle evil in the fantasy series.

- A fanfic depicting Xiao Zhan as a cross-dressing sex worker who fell in love with another male idol, Wang Yibo was published on fanfic website, Archive of Our Own (aka AO3) and a Chinese social platform, Lofter.

- Fans of Xiao Zhan, who were offended by their idol's image being given the homoerotic treatment in that fanfic, reported the piece to the Chinese authorities for containing "prostitution and pornographic content".

- AO3 and Lofter were soon taken down by China's censorship police.

- Other internet users of those sites, who were not Xiao Zhan fans, got upset by Xiao Zhan's fans for reporting to the Chinese authorities, which led to those websites becoming inaccessible to everyone.

- Hence, they called for a boycott against Xiao Zhan and the brands associated with him (Estée Lauder, Piaget and Cartier), which led to brands dropping Xiao Zhan as their spokesperson and brand ambassador. Besides that, they also gave low ratings to shows that Xiao Zhan appeared in.

- Xiao Zhan's disappearance from the public eye has been called "The 227 incident" because of the date when the fanfic was published: 27 February 2020.

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Source: SCMP | timeoutshanghai

ontd, what are your bad experiences with fandoms?
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10 Korean Celebrities and Their Cute Pets!

We need something to help us relax and feel better even if it's just for a little while, which is why I decided to present to you some of the cutest pets that belong to Korean celebrities and that have Instagram accounts (well, at least some of them).

CAUTION: CUTE DOGS AND CATS AHEAD!!

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Are your pets happy you are spending more time with them during this quarantine, ONTD?
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Dua Lipa breaks down and reveals she is releasing her album early due to it leaking



Best New Artist Grammy Award winner Dua Lipa is riding high off the success for the lead single off her second album titled 'Don't Start Now', it is globally topping the charts. Along with fame comes it's draw backs and Dua was set to release Future Nostalgia in April but due to it leaking on the internet she is releasing the project this Week. She took to ig live and let out her frustrations and announcement it will be released this week.




source= https://twitter.com/DUALIPA/status/1242114801825918977 & https://twitter.com/LOVELYBIN97/status/1242115014087098374

listen to the album yet?

Fans are speculating that Halsey & Evan Peters have split, after Yungblud comments on her IG



Fans are speculating that Halsey and Evan Peters have split. Halsey cooked a meal and posted about it on Instagram. Her ex, Yungblud, commented on it.

Halsey also deleted her birthday post for Evan but she still has other pics of Evan up.

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ONTD Roundup

The RHONY taglines have been released



The best show on television is returning on April 2, whet your appetite with a sneak peak of the new taglines. If you've never watched an episode of any RH franchise, this is the time, and this is the show to start- these women are truly out of their minds.

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Teaser trailer for Apple TV+‘s Defending Jacob



*Yeah I know it’s silly to have teaser trailers for trailers, but here we are.

*Apple TV+ released a brief teaser trailer for the full trailer of their new drama series Defending Jacob.

*The full trailer will be out on Wednesday. The series will premiere on Apple TV+ on April 24.

*Enjoy Cevans fluffy hair in this trailer, because he buzzed it all off while sheltering in place in MA. So did his brother. In case you were looking for fun activity suggestions that you too can do at home while sheltering in place.

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McDonald’s UK and Ireland close



McDonald's closed all 1,270 of its restaurants in the UK, affecting 135,000 workers.

The chain said staff employed directly by the company would receive full pay for their scheduled hours until 5 April.

source= https://twitter.com/McDonaldsUK/status/1241824519280566274
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How Britney Spears, Kim & Kanye are helping out during the Coronavirus pandemic



A bunch of dumb ass celebs made a cringy video last week singing Imagine so fuck them. After that debacle these celebs have made contributions to those affected by COVID-19

-Britney Spears & Ariana Grande have asked fans to Dm them and they will help monetarily aide them.

-KimYe has contributed to the Dream Center Los Angeles to help provide meals for those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The charity is giving away 7,000 meals a day right now, and plans to expand to 9,000 meals.

-Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively have donated $1 million to two organizations that represent food banks in the US and Canada, Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.




source= https://twitter.com/Complex/status/1242182850218209280 & https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1241473432367366145 & https://twitter.com/SocialPowerOne1/status/1242086495932071942

If you know of any foundations or means of helping please post, Meanwhile in Mississippi:
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✌🏿✌🏿 Battle of the Brits - It's the Final 4!


One thing we did learn - ONTD's favorite British man is James McAvoy, who is encouraging you all to stay the fuck at home, if possible.

Imagine this gif is playing backwards, and he's going back inside that train.

He lost this round though, but he won your vaginas hearts. That's a better reward, I think.


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Remember that you can't see what others voted for. Just saying.

It's 4 people! It's two votes! Do you need all the time in the world? No! So you get until 1 PM CST tomorrow, depending on when this posts. I'll decide.

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Big Brother Canada is Still Filming in Toronto, Despite COVID19 Pandemic



Despite Toronto being in a state of emergecy, it's business as usual on the set of Big Brother Canada.

BlogTO spoke with a member of the crew, who is quoted as saying: "The crew is reluctantly still going to work and are all afraid for their health but worried they’ll never be rehired."

The crew source also believes "houseguests have not been briefed on the severity of the pandemic, so they aren't fully aware of what's at risk, and have chosen to keep playing because they believe it isn't really that bad."

The production company, Insight Productions, released a statement earlier in the day to get ahead of the story:

“Insight is taking every precaution to keep our crew and house guests safe on Big Brother Canada while delivering programming to audiences across the country when they need it most. The safety of the crew and house guests is paramount to Insight and as such we are taking every precaution to ensure a healthy set and workplace. Many additional practices have been implemented including, but not limited to, placing sanitizers at every entrance; daily professional cleaning and disinfection of all edit suites, control rooms, studio spaces, and offices; elimination of the live audience; adjusting the creative so that more staff can work from home, etc.”

Insight Productions is currently the defendant in a $35 Million class action lawsuit, over alleged unpaid wages.

Although the houseguest appear to be isolated, they interact with crew regularly. They were first informed of COVID19 on March 15th. The updates have been few and far between since. Only one COVID19 segment has made it to air, where the severity is sugarcoated:



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Do you think it's time to pull the plug, ONTD?
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Gwyneth Paltrow shows the plebs the correct way to go grocery shopping during a pandemic

https://instagram.com/p/B-DghIGjf-d

  • ONTD fave Goop went to her local farmer's market decked out in a face mask and gloves

  • Only ditched the gloves and mask once she and her husband were away from people

  • Advocated for people to continue social distancing as much as possible and to continue to stay at home

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What say you ONTD? Should she be waiting till she gets home to take off the gloves and mask?
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Madonna speaks about the coronavirus while taking a bath



Madonna posted a bathtub video about how the coronavirus is making everyone equal. “What’s terrible about it is what’s great about it. What’s terrible about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways and what’s wonderful about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways. Like I used to say at the end of human nature every night, we’re all in the same boat. If the ship goes down, we’re all going down together.”

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Little Mix cover Cosmopolitan UK & tease new single "Break Up Song" (out March 27)





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leigh anne's hair... bb girl....porque??

Taylor Swift donates to WHO and Feeding America, addresses the leaked phone call



Taylor Swift announced she will not be answering questions about how she feels about the leaked video of the 2016 phone call between her and Kanye West.

Instead, she made a passive aggressive post about it on her Instagram stories. Taylor said that she donated to the World Health Organization and Feeding America and encouraged others to do so.

“Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that leaked, proving that I was telling the truth the whole time about *that call* (you know, the one that was illegally recorded, that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family, and fans through hell for 4 years)… SWIPE UP to see what really matters..."

When fans swiped up, they were led to the Feeding America website.

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The Guardian Takes a Look at the Making of Netflix's 'Tiger King'



The Guardian looks into the wild (no pun intended) story behind Netflix's newest docuseries, Tiger King, and how an intended story about the world of big cat ownership turned into something much different.

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Basically an excuse to talk about this ridiculous show. Mullets? Big cats? Murder for hire? Polygamy? Meth? Cults? Amazing homemade country music videos? THIS SERIES HAS IT ALL.
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Bookshelf Etiquette Post: Padma Lakshmi Says Arranging Books by Color Makes Things More Difficult




Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi shared her thoughts on bookshelf etiquette. “Unpopular opinion: arranging your books by color makes it unnecessarily harder to find the one you’re looking for,” she wrote. “But I support any efforts to make your space more cozy/visually appealing as we’re all gonna be here for a while,” she continued.

Lakshmi wrapped up her tweets with, “The cleanliness, organization and aesthetics of our living spaces affects our mental health much more than we think!” Most replies agreed with the Top Chef judge and author. “Not so much unpopular as correct. Anyone arranging by color doesn’t actually read their books, says I,” wrote one Twitter response.

“Alphabetical by author, chronological by release is the only acceptable answer here...same for your CD's/LP or by title for movies,” replied another online user. Someone else responded with, “Alpha by author, chronological within author! What maniac is sorting by color?!”

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Woody Allen details relationship with Soon-Yi: ‘Couldn’t keep our hands off each other’



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of course someone (Arcade Publishing) still published the memoir, and it's out today:

on his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn:

“At the very early stages of our new relationship, when lust reigns supreme … we couldn’t keep our hands off each other”

on Mia Farrow's disgust about that relationship:

“Of course I understand her shock, her dismay, her rage, everything. It was the correct reaction.”

“Sometimes, when the going got rough and I was maligned everywhere, I was asked if I had known the outcome, do I ever wish I never took up with Soon-Yi? I always answered I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”


on Dylan Farrow:

“I never laid a finger on Dylan, never did anything to her that could be even misconstrued as abusing her; it was a total fabrication from start to finish”


the book dedication:

“For Soon-Yi, the best. I had her eating out of my hand and then I noticed my arm was missing.”

Good Girls 3x07 Promo "Vegas, Baby"



The women call on an unexpected ally to help Max seek revenge. But when their plans go awry, Ruby’s life is put in jeopardy. Meanwhile, a directionless Annie tries to find her purpose in life as Stan discovers his side hustle isn’t what it seems.




Source https://youtu.be/7aLHLib_6dE

How are we feeling this season so far?

Should i also do a zoey's extraordinary playlist as well or combine them?

Comic Book shipments halted due to Covid-19


Diamond Comic Distributors announced today that it is suspending all new orders from being shipped from its warehouses to comic book stores across the country. Diamond is the go-to distributor for almost every major comic book company in America.

Products currently on hand at the warehouse and set to be released on Wednesday will be shipped to stores that still have the ability to remain open. Any comics set for release next week and beyond will not be shipped to stores, or even printed if they have not been already.

Comic companies have been helping stores affected by the virus by offering steep order discounts and free returnability, while writers and artists have boosted stores that offer delivery sevices through their social media accounts.

Free Comic Book Day, a huge day for the industry, will now happen sometime this summer instead of May 2. Marvel and DC have used FCBD to tease upcoming summer events and stories, so it's anyone's guess whether those events will be pushed back or new content will be rush-created instead.

Companies have yet to announce whether they will continue on schedule with digital releases or put everything on pause until the pandemic is over.

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ONTD Original: The Best Episodes of "Rock of Love" to Binge Watch

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If you are looking for the next show to binge-watch while in quarantine, look no farther than Rock of Love, Rock of Love 2, and Rock of Love: Bus!

VH1's classic series are available on Youtube and in better quality on TubiTV.com.

Also read ONTD Original: The Best Individual Episodes of "Flavor of Love."

"Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time"



The very first episode of the very first season is one of the best. You meet the c-r-a-z-y cast of characters, plus we get this classic linen from Tiffany:

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what's ur fav ep of RoL?

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The View: Hot Topics

Whoopi and Joy by Skype, Sunny, Sara

Coronavirus



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lxzAhapk7E

Announcement


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Ontd have you already polished off your stash of comfort food?

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ONTD Original: [Cast of Something] Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions.

Simple as. This is also something I've wanted to do for years on here. Some of these I've watched a lot (mainly the last one), others are a first time.



Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions (For "Triple Frontier". There are no aliens in that movie? fuck it, there are today) 👽
Listen For: "Who does Oscar Isaac look like"




Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell ATWBSQs for "Christopher Robin" 🐻
Listen For: "Who did Ewan McGregor cheat on his wife with" "Can Hayley Atwell Sing?"


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Inside Dita Von Teese's Taxidermy-Filled Home | Open Door | Architectural Digest



Today, AD brings you inside a den of burlesque royalty - the home of the incomparable Dita Von Teese. Dita moved into her 1927 English Tudor a few years ago and revitalized the once white walls with all of her favorite colors, some displaying memorabilia from the golden age of Hollywood. Her eye for vintage clothing has unsurprisingly translated into a decorating sense highlighted by vibrant artwork, vintage bric-a-brac, and charming antiques. A perfect example? She took a dining room set found at a flea market and reupholstered the chairs with her favorite fabric from a Jacques Garcia hotel in Paris. Befitting its singular owner, pieces of vintage taxidermy decorate the living room, adding an exotic touch the maximalist vibe.

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Fans Are Still Shook About the Shocking Elimination on "Rupaul's Drag Race"

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Rupaul's Drag Race 12 got off to a rocky start, with one queen eliminated for sexual misconduct and another facing serious accusations of misconduct. Now, there has been a large backlash because of last week's controversial elimination.

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Who are your fav S12 queens so far?

Jan
103(13.3%)
Jackie Cox
62(8.0%)
Heidi N. Closet
126(16.3%)
Nicky Doll
51(6.6%)
Brita Filter
3(0.4%)
Gigi Goode
94(12.2%)
Jaida Essence Hall
100(13.0%)
Crystal Methyd
59(7.6%)
Rock M. Sakura
103(13.3%)
Dahlia SIn
4(0.5%)
Widow Von'Du
60(7.8%)
Aiden Zhane
7(0.9%)


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Kim Kardashian West responds to Taylor Swift’s Instagram Comments




Kim Kardashian West has responded to Taylor Swift’s Instagram comments from earlier today and went on a Twitter rant. #KimKardashianIsOverParty is also currently trending. This tired ass feud continues amid a global pandemic.

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Well, it appears that Michelle Williams has done it again

After announcing that they are expecting their first child together in late December, Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail have tied the knot




Michelle filed for divorce from her husband of less than a year,  singer-songwriter Phil Elverum. The pair had married during the summer  of 2018.

Kail divorced actress Angela Christian towards the tail end of 2018.

Lets hope for the sake of the baby and her older daughter, this lasts longer than a year. Best of luck.

source : https://twitter.com/people/status/1242083471838846980

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It's official: Summer Olympics 2020 have been postponed



Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed, likely to 2021, with the details to be worked out in the next four weeks.

They were set to begin On July 24th.

source: https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/1242140452578406400