May 5th, 2020

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Florence Welch performs for Vogue's virtual Met Gala

The Queen of Peace herself graced the internet by contributing a live performance from home to Vogue's "A Moment with the Met" live-stream. She sang one of her best-known songs, the cover song "You've Got The Love."

The stream was partly to encourage donations to A Common Thread, which provides help to those impacted by COVID-19 in the fashion industry, and the Costume Institute (textile conservation is difficult and expensive work, constantly underfunded and undervalued, but an important part of preserving cultural heritage and enabling us to understand its unique intersection of politics, economics, social dynamics and more).

Consider donating to either or both of these worthy causes!

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Is everyone keeping their spirits up at home? What streaming performances have been keeping you entertained?

American Idol Season 1 Virtual Reunion (Minus Kelly)

-Justin Guarini hosted a reunion with the top 10 finalist of "American Idol" Season 1.

-Jim Verraros, who was best know as the contestant who signed a song as both of his parents are deaf, spoke of having "The Advocate" call him about a story of his coming out. He had not yet told his father and asked his mother's permission before going forward. He says there was not much representation in 2002, but we are making strides now. He is engaged to a Health worker.

-R.J. Helton He got a gospel record deal after Idol, but fell in love and decided he didn't want to hide who he was and the deal was dropped.He saw it as a blessing to help Lgbt youth and is now a teacher.

-Nikki Mckibbin says the Idol mansion lacked food that first year and they were eating cereal out of red Solo cups at one point. Justin says there was a chef, but some of the people had already been sent home by then.

-Christina Christian says she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and her swift exit led to rumors of being pregnant by simon.

-Nicki speaks of a letter she received from Stevie Nicks that she has framed.

-When asked who was strongest emotional A.J. Gill says Kelly. Justin said they had to have steroids due to the vocal wear and tear and Kelly said it was like having broken glass in her throat by the end of the show.

-When asked what she would have done differently Christina Christian saidshe wished she had stuck with the alternative rock sound that she originally auditioned for. She says Simon told her he didn't know she was such a bitch at an event , when she started being more outspoken then the shy girl she was during the show.(1:12 mark)

-They talk about how they got a very small allowance for clothes as the new kids have stylist and vocal coaches.

Promo pics from the 2002 season

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Ontd: Who was your favorite contestant/ season of 'American Idol"?

Master chef Spain participant expelled for presenting partridge without plucking

Saraí, a participant of the Spanish edition of the cooking reality show, was expelled for presenting before the judges, the uncooked bird with feathers still on and only decorated with some vegetables.

Judges feel she was being disrespectful to them, the other contestants, the bird and the show. She claims the reason of her doing is that feathers and plucking make her nauseous.

Does any food make you retch, ONTD? Rip, partridge

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Twitter remembers Tyra Banks being horrible to girls on ANTM

Tyra was trending on Twitter after this tweet went viral. In the clip, Tyra berates model Dani Evans, who went on to win the season, for having a gap in her front teeth.

This led Twitter to go down memory lane and remember all the times Tyra treated contestants horribly on America's Next Top Model.

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"Killing Eve" Producer Talks About This Week's Episode [SPOILERS], Sandra Oh Is Canadian

Killing Eve executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle chatted with Entertainment Weekly about the end of this week's episode and what it means for the rest of the season.

Obviously, spoilers are here.

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  • Niko has had a target on his back since season one and actor Owen McDonnell knew it was coming but just not when.

  • While Eve has treated Niko horribly and he would have been justified in divorcing Eve, the decision was made to fridge him in order to propel Eve's story forward.

  • Dark!Eve activate! Gentle notes that "Eve has got a very deep darkness inside her" and Dasha would have to worry about Eve catching her, not Villanelle.

  • In trying to frame Villanelle, Dasha's plan may backfire because she doesn't understand as well as she thinks she does what the dynamic is between Eve and Villanelle. Eve will instinctively know Villanelle didn't kill Niko. So, Dasha is fucked.

  • She will not confirm whether Niko is really dead or not or if we'll see him again.

  • Between getting shot, and Bill, Kenny and now Niko dying in rapid succession, Eve's resilience will be tested. "At some point, she's going to crash."

  • Despite Eve telling Jamie about everything she has put Niko through, there is a chance she doesn't really feel guilty about it. Gentle explained, "I think she's closer to Villanelle in lots of ways," and as long as Eve can justify her obsession with Villanelle, there isn't much guilt there.

  • Bill, Kenny and Niko grounded Eve and now all bets are off. She was no longer the person Niko had married.

  • Villanelle hasn’t really cared that Niko might be in the way of her and Eve, he would not have stopped her. But what Villanelle would care about is if anything were to shake Eve’s perception of her,

  • Next week is very important for Villanelle's development as a character. "I think a lot of this season is about family in the sense of belonging, and where you feel comfortable. And episode 5 might challenge Villanelle as to what she really wants out of life and what feels good."

  • Characters are not done dying! Gentle says ominously: "There are a lot more people that we care about who have got it this year. And we're not over that yet."

And in much lighter news, Sandra Oh appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and played a game of "Is It Canadian?"

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Yoda Flowers

New Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Big Summer

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.

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Spicks and Specks

Evan Rachel Wood & Nikki Reed do an Insta Live Q&A on Thirteen

- They talk about their friendship breakup and reconnecting later on
- Evan kept her whole wardrobe
- Director Catherine Hardwicke let them improvise on the movement of a scene which Nikki found out later was not how things are normally filmed
- Who they have kept in touch with from the film
- The house they filmed in was about to be demolished so they were allowed to do whatever they liked with it
- Nikki and Evan also talk about having sleepovers at the house before they started filming
- They chat a bit about how emotional the filming was. Evan does not remember filming the last scene in the kitchen.

anyone else OBSESSED with this movie when it came out

Roswell, New Mexico 2x09 Promo "The Diner"

After uncovering a surprising connection to their past, Michael (Michael Vlamis) and Isobel (Lily Cowles) learn the painful truth about the night Tripp (guest star Jason Behr) attacked their mothers. Meanwhile, Alex (Tyler Blackburn) confronts his father (Trevor St. John) about their troubled family history. Elsewhere, Kyle's (Michael Trevino) first date with Steph (guest star Justina Adorno) takes an awkward turn after Liz (Jeanine Mason) inadvertently becomes a third wheel. Nathan Dean also stars.


Selena Gomez Sets Quarantine Cooking Show at HBO Max

Selena Gomez is getting a cooking show.

HBO Max has issued a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes of a quarantine cooking show produced by and starring Gomez.

The show doesn’t have an name but it is set to debut this summer. The series will be about Selena creating delicious meals while stuck at home in self-isolation.

Each episode, Gomez will be joined remotely by a different master chef, who will offer her advice. The show will also highlight a differentfood-related charity each episode.

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HBO Max is a new streaming platform from WarnerMedia. It will debut on May 27 and cost $14.99 per month.

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Jean Smart to lead HBO Max comedy from Broad City writers and Mike Schur

Jean is set to star in an untitled ten episode HBO Max series from Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, Jen Statsky, and Mike Schur. A dark mentorship forms between a Vegas showgirl (played by Jean) and an entitled twenty-five year old.


The View: Anthony Anderson, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, and Sunny. Meghan is out today due to technical issues with her set up

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Ontd how are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

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Josh Trank talks Fantastic Four, Capone, and life

Matt Patches spent 4 years on-and-off talking to director Josh Trank about his career and life after the disastrous Fantastic Four movie. Here's some highlights:

-- Trank worked with Jeremy Slater to develop the FF script. He wanted the film to be the opposite of every other franchise kick-off. Slater tried to get him to care about the fun/adventurous side of the team and its rogue gallery, but Trank didn't care and wanted all that for sequels. Slater estimated he wrote about 18 drafts, with only 2 of them getting in front of studio heads, before leaving the project. Slater says the actual film follows a lot of what the duo originally envisioned.
-- Signed NDAs have fully prevented what really happened during production from being revealed.
-- The first cut of the film completely caught Fox execs off-guard and the studio hired screenwriters to generate new script pages. Fox also hired Stephen Rivkin as the new editor, who chose completely different takes for every scene in the film (Trank called a majority of them "bad takes"). All rewrites and reshoots were inspired by Rivkin's cut, leaving Trank defeated and claiming every scene was already decided before he even got on set.
-- Trank quit the Star Wars movie he was offered before LF was given the chance to fire him.
-- After the film came out Trank struggled on a daily basis, coping with the feeling of wanting "to fucking die." He and his wife would divorce.
-- A breakthrough in therapy help lead to his new film Capone, even though getting to shooting was difficult.
-- Trank says he is in a much better place now, surrounded by people who want to - and enjoy - work with him, and will no longer direct any big-budgeted studio blockbuster again.


I highly recommend reading the whole piece. It's really long and includes a ton of stuff I left out, but it's worth it.

LA Times: “The Official Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Power Rankings”

Los Angeles Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson is back at it again. This time? Ben & Jerry’s. “We’re dealing with ice cream only for the purposes of these rankings, folks — nothing “lite,” no fro-yo, and none of your fancy nut milks,” writes Peterson.

“I’ve ranked these by taste, of course, as well as a metric that honors the various states of incapacitation when we devour an entire pint at 2 a.m.,” he continues. “Unlike most Power Rankings, where there are items that clearly fall into Good and Bad categories, nearly all of these ice creams were good. But they must, alas, be ranked — in that, there shall be no bargaining.”

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What is / are your favorite Ice Cream flavor(s)?


Carnival Cruise Line plans to resume sailing on August 1st with $28-a-night fares

Carnival says all North American cruises from June 27 to July 31 are canceled, but that the cruise line will start up some cruises on Aug. 1, with eight ships out of Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston.

Guests who had a cancelled cruise will be offered a future cruise credit and onboard credit or a full refund.

Carnival has not announced any new safety measures that will be made for cruises. However, they said they will “engage experts, government officials and stakeholders on additional protocols and procedures to protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve.”

Would you get on a death cruise?

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MLB's Adam Jones puts ketchup on his tacos; the internet rages at the thought

-The athlete loaded up his Cinco De Mayo tacos with ketchup while the internet suggested his San Diego card (where he is from) be revoked
-He said, "I eat them how I want to. Ain’t a specific way."
-TMZ points out that his tacos featured beef, cheese, and lettuce — the toppings of a cheeseburger, where ketchup is welcome


What 2020 album release? Sky Ferreira to star in the Twilight Zone

-She will star in an episode of season 2 of Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s series on CBS All Access
-Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Tawny Newsome, Paul F. Tompkins, and Thomas Lennon will also star in that episode
-She previously played a character with an armpit rash on the Twin Peaks revival


Jaclyn Hill tells y’all to eat your vegetables

Controversial Beauty Guru Jaclyn Hill tweeted to her followers today, reminding them to eat their vegetables! The linty make up maker wrote, “This is your daily reminder to eat your vegetables. Seriously though. Eat your vegetables.” Do you eat enough vegetables every day?

Beauty make up / vegetables post??? 🥴


Cyberpunk 2077 Gets Adult Rating For Violent And Sexual Content

In news that didn't surprise anyone, the new RPG by CD Projekt Red was recently given an adults-only 18+ rating by the Australian Classification Board. Most of the reasons for the mature rating comes from the game's graphic sexual content.

In the game, players will be able to experience:

  • first-person perspective sex scenes

  • the sex scenes are not interactive

  • nudity featuring "breast and buttock" to "full frontal female nudity"

  • no mention on whether there will be "full frontal male nudity" [of course]

  • sex can be initiated with male or female NPC prostitutes, or with other consensual characters

  • there is a side quest in the game where the player visits a sex shop while “Mannequins are posed inside glass cabinets in various sexual positions, including a simulation of rear-entry sex.... Other, smaller cabinets contain a variety of sex toys or devices, including a number of oversized phallic-shaped dildos.”

  • no sexual assult/violence will be shown in gameplay, but themes of sex, violence, and sexual violence are “at times, inextricably linked within the narrative”.


Will you be having sex with a npc, ontd?

Chris Pratt, Antoine Fuqua Series ‘Terminal List’ Lands at Amazon

Variety reports that Chris Pratt and Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Terminal List’ had landed on Amazon.

Pratt will star in and be an executive producer under his Indivisible Pictures banner. Fuqua will direct and executive produce via Fuqua Films.

The series is based on Jack Carr’s ‘The Terminal List.’

The show follows Navy Seal James Reece who comes home after his entire platoon is ambushed during a covert mission. Reece has doubts about what happened and his part in it. When new evidence comes up, Reece finds out that others are out to get him.

Per Amazon, the show will feature a writing staff where half the writers are either veterans or they have veterans in their families.

The production team also plans to have veterans and their families participate in different aspects on the show.
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Trailer for Jamie Lynn Spears' new show "Sweet Magnolias"

Sweet Magnolias centers on three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, as they shepherd each other through the complexities of romance, career, and family.

Jamie Lynn Spears is not one of the three women, she plays a side character; the new girlfriend of the ex-husband of one of the main characters.


Disneyland Shanghai to Reopen on May 11, Says CEO Bob Chapek

Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek said Shanghai Disneyland will open on May 11.

Chapek said that as the company sees “encouraging signs” in return to normalcy in China amid the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.

A source tells Variety that the park will initially open up at 20% capacity.

There will be strict social distancing measures implemented: masks for guests and employees, temperature checks, contact tracing and other early detection systems.

Disney has closed its theme parks in the United States until further notice. All of their other parks from Paris to Hong Kong to Tokyo, are still closed.

However, the Shanghai Disney Resort opened up on March 9 and has partially resumed shopping, dining, and other recreational activities. Hong Kong’s resort also has hotels that are open.


Jessica Simpson Calls Out Vogue Editor For Met Gala Comments

Jessica Simpson is firing back at the comments made by former Vogue digital creative director Sally Singer.

Since the Met Gala was cancelled this year, many celebs, designers, models, and others from Vogue shared memories from the event. The article was published on Monday on

In the article, Singer recalled an anecdote about Simpson at the 2007 Met Gala. Singer said that Simpson appeared to "fall out of" her Roberto Cavalli gown and that Jessica and now ex John Mayer “put on a show during dinner.”

Singer’s comments in the article:

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Jessica called out Singer on her Instagram on Tuesday. Jessica said that Singer’s story is inaccurate and that Singer’s body shaming was “nauseating.”

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“Feeling a little like Jayne Mansfield after reading this (inaccurate!) oral history of the #MetBall where I am body shamed by #SallySinger. But in all seriousness I have persevered through shaming my own body and internalizing the world’s opinions about it for my entire adult life. To read this much anticipated article about the classiest fashion event there is and have to be shamed by another woman for having boobs in 2020 is nauseating."

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Issa Rae covers "Cosmopolitan"

-Issa Rae covers Cosmopolitan.

-Rae says her first crush was on Spiderman, not Peter Parker, from the 90's cartoon.

-Rae on the new season of "Insecure" before it was released. Rae"Someone asked me if I felt any pressure about this season coming on, and up until now I hadn't. This fxxxing virus changed everything. Most of my mentions have been like, 'Drop it, girl, stop playing, drop all the episodes at once'-like I'm Hbo.And like what the fxxk. We're still mixing and editing."

-Rae wonders about how long her window will last and the legacy she wants to leave to black culture.


The interview, more pics and a video under the Spoiler cut

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Tater Tots | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry chef Claire Saffitz's love for tater tots can't be overstated. Seriously, we tried to overstate it and couldn't come up with anything. The woman loves her tots. But can she take their perfection to a new level? Join Claire in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet tater tots.


do you like Tater Tots?? // favorite way the eat potatoes (fried, mashed, potato salad etc)?

Adele Stuns in a Little Black Dress While Thanking Fans For Birthday Wishes

Adele celebrated her 32nd Birthday on Tuesday, May 5th and the “I Miss You” singer celebrated the special occasion with a rare Instagram post that left many fans stunned at her physical transformation, again.

“Thank you for the birthday love,” she captioned the photo. “I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels. 2020 okay bye thanks.”

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