Just so we're clear...— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) April 29, 2020
Katie Couric referred to Denzel Washington as "Holywood folk."
Denzel Washington responded " I'm not a Hollywood folk. I don't know who they are. I'm a human being. My job is acting."
Couric: He "jumped all over me."https://t.co/GvvPN7pz0y
- Katie Couric appeared on some podcast to promote god knows what and recalls a very Karen-esque moment she had with Denzel
- In addition to calling to ‘uncomfortable, Couric goes on to say that Denzel ‘kinda jumped all over me’
- She went on to sing his praises and said he was probably having a bad day and he later wrote her a check for her charity.
- Read the CNN article for more on this clownery
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Exclusive: Disney Developing Live-Action ’Hercules’ Film With Some Possible Big Name Directors in The Mix https://t.co/RnTAaqbc9V— The DisInsider (@TheDisInsider) April 29, 2020
The studio has tapped Jeffery Silver (The Lion King, Tron: Legacy) and Karen Gilchrist (The Lion King, The Mandalorian) to produce.
The film is expected to feature songs from the original animated film, with new ones likely being added.
The studio has been looking at Jon Favreau (live-action The Jungle Book and The Lion King), Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean films) or the Russo brother to potentially direct the movie.
- Big Hit’ Entertainment's 42-year-old co-CEO Yoon Suk-jun launched kpop kings' BTS social media strategy before the band’s debut in 2013. They drew fans to the seven members by opening up their lives on sites such as Twitter and YouTube with candid videos capturing ordinary moments that garnered hundreds of millions of views. “BTS were influencers before celebrities knew they had to be influencers.”
- Videos like these made BTS more relatable to fans. “K-Pop fans are multilayered. It’s not that they simply like the music or lyrics. It’s as if they’re dating the artists,” says Yoon.
- As the group polished its image, their songs explored issues such as school bullying, mental health, and even politics. “They show so much of themselves to us,” says a long-time fan. The group’s social media clout is a testament to Yoon’s early insight: BTS’ Twitter account boasts 19 million followers; its Instagram, 24 million followers.
- Yoon says Big Hit’s success comes from putting the fans at the center of its business model. “Good songs are important, but what fans really care about is communicating with their artists,” he says.
- But BTS' ARMY of fans decry Yoon's statements, saying they're not like other
Do you need your idols to seem sincere, ONTD?
Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has died in Mumbai, aged 67, two years after being diagnosed with cancer https://t.co/IVQelliYvO— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) April 30, 2020
The actor's family confirmed his death in a message saying his life had ended peacefully.
"The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.
"He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears."
- he was taken to hospital with breathing difficulties on Wednesday morning
- Rishi Kapoor was married to actress Neetu Singh and was the father of actor Ranbir Kapoor
Billy McFarland, the scammer behind the Fyre Festival, has petitioned for early release from prison, citing Coronavirus. His attorney claims that McFarland has asthma and is therefore at risk of catching the virus in prison.
McFarland created several scams, the Fyre Festival being most notorious. He also ran cons that involved promising people lucrative tickets at a discount price, only to take their money and run.
March and April may have been the two longest months on record, but we've finally entered the May release calendar. Of course, this will be another month full of films going direct to video or virtual cinema, but hey - at least we're getting new movies! Below are nine brand new films, along with a live theater proshot getting its free streaming debut.
The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have already come to VOD: April 24th, April 17th, and April 10th.
The Half of It
Stars: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Enrique Murciano, Becky Ann Baker
Writer/Director: Alice Wu
Genre: Comedy, Romance, LGBT
Plot: When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush.
What you should know: This is writer/director Alice Wu’s first film since her 2004 debut Saving Face.
Streams on: Netflix
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What have you been watching lately, ONTD? If you're looking into streaming via virtual cinema, check your local indie theater's site to see if they are participating!
THE BLACK VOTE WILL NOT BE FREE THIS YEAR.— Diddy (@Diddy) April 29, 2020
He elaborated in a video with supermodel Naomi Campbell.
"We're going to have to see some promises. What are we getting in return for our vote? Nothing has changed for Black America. In order for us to vote for [Joe Biden], we can't be taken for granted like we always are because we're supposed to be Democrats or because people are afraid of Trump."
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ONTD, do you agree with Diddy or do you think everyone should commit to Vote Blue No Matter Who?
Iggy Azalea, 29, and Playboi Carti, 23, have reportedly welcomed their first child over the weekend. Azalea has been noticeably absent on social media since December, when rumors began swirling that the two had been expecting. The name of their child has yet to be released, but the baby is reportedly a boy. The couple has been together since 2018 and are rumored to be enagaged.
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A cake is going viral on social media: it’s the Iconic 15-layer Sleeping Beauty cake Princess Aurora’s fairies attempted to bake for her 16th Birthday. The cake was made by NYC based artist Brandon Hardy for his sister’s birthday (Brittany).
ONTD Bakers: Have you attempted to recreate any cakes at home? Did you nail it?
My brother made me the birthday cake from Sleeping Beauty 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ar2W9MICyG— Brittany (@BrittanySofty) April 28, 2020
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Apple recognize the problem people have with the surge in mask use globally, and in beta software, it is easier to skip the Face ID display and enter your passcode.
Right now there is a delay between your phone realizing that it can’t see your face and passcode screen. You either have to remove your mask or turn off Face ID, but in the recent iOS 13.5 beta, Apple lets users swipe up to enter a passcode. Twitter users report that if your phone detects you’re wearing a mask, it will automatically jump to the passcode screen.
This makes accessing your phone while wearing a mask easier and quicker. Though, people are vouching for new technology that helps your phone recognize you even with a mask on.
Proceeds will go to support Hoods for Heroes, a crowdfunder launched by ENT Dr. Natalie Watson to provide powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) to NHS operating theatre staff to use during high risk aerosol generating procedures.
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This is my first post, and I don't think my lj-cut is working. Please show it love and let me know if and how to correct anything.
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One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go to hell for him. What ensues is a novel of inexhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth.
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As always, our posts are suggestions - you can read whatever book you want!
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The retail industry, already facing significant challenges, has been battered by the covid-19 outbreak. Malls were already on the brink of extinction. Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. missed payments on some bonds this month, J.C. Penney Co. also skipped an interest payment and huddled with advisers, with bankruptcy among the options under discussion. Macy’s Inc., which has furloughed workers and shuttered stores, is exploring a rescue financing deal to shore up its liquidity. Macy's doesn't want to fold and will jeopardize it's workers health. They will re-open 68 stores in Georgia, Texas, South Carolina and Oklahoma.The stores, some of which are located in malls, will have reduced hours, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Gigi Hadid opens up to Jimmy about experiencing her first pregnancy in quarantine and why she sobbed uncontrollably when she received a surprise birthday cake from the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro.
“Obviously, we wish we could have announced it on our own terms,” Hadid told Fallon. “We're very excited and happy and grateful for everyone's well wishes and support.”
Well, it looks like the Hercules rumors are true. The Hollywood Reporter reports that a live action remake of Hercules is in the works. Follow up to yesterday’s post.
Dave Callaham who wrote for the The Expendables franchise and wrote Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, will write the script.
Joe and Anthony Russo are will produce the film under their AGBO banner. No word on a director or a potential cast.
The film is in early development so there is no word on if it will be a musical like the 1997 film.
So the DisInsider was right? 😳
Another 10-task challenge. You obviously don’t need to do all 10 tasks, choose as many as you want, but I figured it gives you some variety and allows you to pick and choose movies that fit your taste but also maybe lead you to watch something you wouldn’t normally seek out. For each task, you can pick whatever movie fits within the guidelines, I've added links to help you out. I tried to add tasks that would allow you to get movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – but there’s also Kanopy and Hoopla (both of which you can get free access through your library or university). Have a different movie for each task – that is, don’t have the same movie for task 2 and task 6.
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ONTD, what do you plan on watching this month? What did you watch during the month of April?
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Previous 2020 challenges: January, February, March, April.
Previous 2019 challenges: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.
Gina Rodriguez is set to star in the Paramount comedy ‘The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed’.
Gina will play Candice, who, with her friend Izzy, uncover an alien conspiracy to steal the planet’s weed supply after their entire crop suddenly goes missing.
Ryan Firpo (The Eternals) will write the script.
Rodriguez will produce the film through her I Can and I Will banner, alongside Kaz and Ryan Firpo’s Badlands.
She-Ra's fifth and final season hits Netflix on May 15th! Oh, and that's AJ Michalka singing her version of the theme song Warriors in the trailer. She's part of a new soundtrack called The Music of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. That comes out May 8th on digital platforms.
MORE: Numerous protesters, some not wearing masks, got into the faces of state police officers stationed inside the building and shouted to be let into the chambers, which are closed to visitors due to health precautions. https://t.co/43PkR04emR— ABC News (@ABC) April 30, 2020
Today hundreds of terrorists, several armed, entered the Michigan State Capitol building on Thursday and crowded the halls and staircases, demanding that the state legislature not extend Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order.
So, this is fine but Colin Kaepernick quietly kneeling is not? https://t.co/pD5LcLqL0e— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) April 30, 2020
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All Rise will air it's buzzed about, virtual episode. How shows were gonna handle things going forward has been a hot topic of dicussion. All Rise decided to take on the task, by filming a virtual episode. The episode was filmed with each cast member in their home. The episode airs Monday, May 4th.
Sneak Peek: Los Angeles is under a mandatory shelter-in-place order, just as it is in real life, but the trials are still piling up. So Lola presides over a virtual bench trial, with Mark and Emily on opposing sides of the case.
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why don’t we all just be respectful and understand that we should just be kind and uplift everyone instead of trying to bring others down and i’ve seen these videos about me my friends and complete strangers but it doesn’t matter who you’re doing it to-— charli d’amelio (@charlidamelio) April 27, 2020
- Teen TikTok star Charli D'Amelio, who's now the most popular creator on TikTok, the viral video-sharing app where she has reached 41.4 million followers and who recently appeared on Jimmy Fallon, spoke out against the comments she receives about her body on a daily basis.
- D'Amelio, who is only 15, asked people to stop talking about her body, because it was none of their business whether she was losing or gaining weight.
- She also asked for people to be kind and respectful to one another, and to "uplift everyone instead of trying to bring others down."
It definitely hurts to see people on my fyp calling me “a whale” and saying “she’s fat now” and I just want to encourage everyone who hears these things about themselves to love yourself!! if you are healthy and happy, do NOT listen to these hurtful comments. you are perfect.— addison rae (@whoisaddison) April 22, 2020
- TikTok star Addison Easterling (19), who goes by Addison Rae on the app with 37.1 Million followers, hit back at trolls who were body-shaming her.
- In a series of tweets, she said she'd seen several TikToks and tweets referring to her weight and body, and they were making her feel insecure.
- She said being called "a whale" and "fat" was hurtful, but she was using the words to motivate herself to be the healthiest version of herself.
- She encouraged her fans to do the same — to ignore hateful comments and love themselves.
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In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you are Eivor, a fierce Viking warrior raised on tales of battle and glory. Explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Raid your enemies, grow your settlement and build your political power in your quest to earn your place among the gods in Valhalla.
I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy.
As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing - what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives
I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.
HBO is airing a new documentary called "Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind." It features interviews with Natasha Gregson Wagner, the daughter of Wood and Robert Wagner.
Natasha does not believe that Robert Wagner murdered Natalie.
“My father would never have harmed my mother or failed to save her if he knew she was in danger.”
She is upset with the focus on Wood's mysterious death.
“Since then, there’s been so much focus on how she died that has overshadowed who she was as a person.”
True crime post. What do you believe happened to Natalie Wood?
Stacey Dash Announces Split from Fourth Husband https://t.co/d95ohhe8Ix— TMZ (@TMZ) April 30, 2020
-She announced on Instagram that her two-year marriage to lawyer Jeffrey Marty is over
-It's not clear if they are separated or getting a divorce
-She's prayed a lot since this decision
-She was arrested last fall for domestic violence, although she says he put her in a chokehold first... she was freed when cops couldn't confirm if she caused the single scratch on his arm
Some people say I look like Stacey Dash
Read more about @shopDisney's new range of cloth face masks and donations to families and communities in the U.S., including Florida, during this trying time: https://t.co/39T5fxm7Vq pic.twitter.com/0UDvi1ciCd— Walt Disney World (@WaltDisneyWorld) April 30, 2020
- 4-packs include various disney, Marvel, Star Wars (The Child!) characters.
- Does not include Padme Amidala or Vanellope so OP is like "Whatever."
- Will donate profits to Medshare, up to 1$m, or September, whichever comes first.
- No word if the furloughed parks members get some help here.
- People in the comments are asking what country they're made in.
OP, what kind of masks are YOU rocking? Or are you rocking the new updated gif icon limit?
Growing family! Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are expecting their second child together. https://t.co/OQO0JDAZMA— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 30, 2020
-This will be her 3rd child (second with husband Evan Ross)
-They had hinted last fall that they wanted more kids
-Bronx Mowgli is 11 and daughter Jagger is 4
-In case you wondered, she says coparenting with Pete Wentz is easy because she gets along with him and his girlfriend
Exclusive: Kristin Cavallari did not get along with estranged husband Jay Cutler’s parents long before the two split. https://t.co/4qJIHmU3cY— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 30, 2020
That divorce gossip reign just won't let up!
-An insider reveals that Kristin did not gel with Jack and Sandy Cutler from the get-go
-Kristin/Jay own farm land in Tennesse, Kentucky, and Montana
-Jay did not list the Montana property on legal documents and Kristin called him out for it
-Jack Cutler resides in the Kentucky farm, and goes back and forth between there and the Montana farm
Lastly: Kristin started looking for a new place to live in November because "things were so bad"
Ana De Armas shared a series of photos on her Instagram celebrating her 32nd birthday alongside boyfriend Ben Affleck, 47. In one photo, the two smile at the camera as they hug each other, while in another, the two embrace each other as they stare at the sunset.
No word yet if Rodrigo was in attendance.
The Midnight Gospel— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) April 30, 2020
Former member of girl group fifth harmony, Lauren Jáuregui, tweeted about the newest animated show on Netflix, “the midnight gospel”.
From the creator of adventure time, it is a podcast that tackles a wide range of philosophical subjects, like Jesus, Buddhism or Hinduism, the power of forgiveness, and even LSD, Crowley, meditation and magick, all in a package of beautiful and crazy animation giving you a series that provides introspection and will make you reflect.
This is just an excuse to discuss this excellent new show
In practically every action movie, there’s a scene where an elevator cable snaps and the car goes shooting down the shaft. But that almost never happens. In fact, no one has died from a free fall in a modern elevator. So why so safe? The answer lies in a 150-year-old design feature.
- According to The GWW, reputable website on movies and comics, the studio Legendary Pictures is working on two different live action adaptations of The Sims and SimCity
- For The Sims adaptation, early character descriptions include Katie "a hot funny mess", Cliff her "cute nerd BFF", Rick "a mixed martial arts historical musical performer", Cora, Katie's bitter and sarcastic assistant, Jared the "womanizing douche" at her firm and more
- No mention of any OG Sims character showing up
- For SimCity adaptation, the studio wants to do a comedy disaster movie around the SimCity world
- Legendary Pictures are behind the live action movies 'Detective Pikachu' and 'Warcraft'
- The Sims was first considered to be adapted into a movie back in 2007 when the rights were bought by 20th Century Fox but after Disney bought the company, the project was dropped for good
- EA hasn't confirmed this info yet
Isn't the live action of The Sims basically life? Anyway, low-key disappointed they didn't just pick The Sims 2's storylines and run with it. The Caliente sisters/Don Lothario mess is gold so is the Simpa dad's affair with the maid