May 23rd, 2020

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Terrace House Japan and Pro Wrestler Hana Kimura dies at 22



- It's been a hard week for wrestling fans. Earlier this week, on May 17, former WWE star Shad Gaspard was caught in a riptide with his 10-year-old son. While lifeguards managed to save his son (Gaspard asked them to do so when they reached them) they were unable to save Gaspard. He went missing and while some were hopeful he had survived his body was found a few days later.
- Today Stardom Wrestling announced the passing of Hana Kimura. Kimura was 22 years old and also a member of the reality show Terrace House Japan. She had made history earlier this year at New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom as part of a dark tag team match.
- Earlier today, Kimura had posted some troubling posts ([trigger warning]graphic images of self-harm and what appeared to be a suicide note) on her Twitter account. The posts have been deleted (op note: but please be careful if you look at her hashtag on social media as people are still posting it). Kimura was being bullied and harassed by people for her time on Terrace House Japan.
- No official cause of death has been confirmed. [trigger warning]Many fans speculate she took her own life.

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I'm so gutted by both of their passing. ONTD if you or anyone you know is being bullied or in any type of distress please know you're not alone. Be kind to others and to yourself.

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Kyle Newman Responds to Jaime King's Divorce Filing, Is Seeking Sole Physical Custody



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(using JJ since the TMZ tweet has shady af pics)

one week ago Jaime King filed for divorce and a domestic violence restraining order from Kyle Newman, her husband of 13 years.

Kyle Newman now says that Jamie has a long running addiction problem and is refusing to seek help

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Adult Swim renews animated comedy "Tuca & Bertie" after Netflix cancellation



Adult Swim announced today the pick-up of the popular animated series Tuca & Bertie by creator Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman), nearly a year after it was cancelled by Netflix after one season. The network has greenlit a 10 episode second season for domestic release, with the option for more.

"I've been a fan of Adult Swim shows since my teens, so I'm thrilled to bring my beloved fowl to the party and be a new voice for a fresh decade of absurd, irreverent, yet heartwarming adult animation," said creator Lisa Hanawalt.

The animated series is a comedy about bird besties who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Tiffany Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan, Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming song thrush, and Bertie's boyfriend, Speckle (Steven Yeun), a jovial, optimistic robin.

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TV Roles That Were Recast



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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Greg

Santino Fontana left "for reasons" and Skylar Astin took over in season 4

Sense8‘s Capheus

some shit went down bts, Aml Ameen left and Toby Onwumere took over

Game of Thrones‘ Daario Naharis

remember Daario 1.0? yeah, me neither

Mad Men‘s Bobby

while Sally had the same actress all show long Bobby had a new actor ever season

Riverdale‘s Reggie

Ross Butler left to do 13 Reasons Why and Charles Melton took over
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What happened on episode 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race season 12?



- The first-ever virtual reunion for the show. The Season 12 queens (minus S***** Pie) did a production number called The Shady Bunch.

- Nicky Doll regrets her elimination when she didn't fight for her chance to stay in the competition.

- Jan admits that she cried not because of Brita's elimination, she cried because she didn't win the Madonna musical challenge.

- Dahlia thinks Crystal, Rock, and Widow should've been on the bottom on the acting challenge episode where she was eliminated.

- Aiden admits that she was afraid to compete in this season and that her ball looks weren't lazy, they're just already finished.

- The production number The Shady Bunch took notice of S***** Pie's absence. The song includes the lyric “We were 13 queens competing all together” which Miss Jaida Essence Hall interjected with “Well, technically only 12.”

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stan Jaida, the essence of beauty! What's your favorite moment and aspect of Season 12?

Also please put your All Stars 5 spoilers under a spoiler cut. No one wants to be spoiled for AS5.

Katy Perry says Quaranting with young kids is helping her prepare for motherhood




-Katy Perry had an interview with Graham Norton and was asked if she was living with her nieces and nephews.

-Perry:"There is a three year old, a six year old, and my brother has a 8 mother old baby and Orlando{Bloom} has a son of nine.I'm learning to be a mom fast. Kids gravitate to me through my music, so I'm use to them,but I am not used to being woken up really early in the morning by them staring at me by the side of my bed."

-Perry feels closer to her family in this time and feels she will live her best life once everything becomes safer.

-Perry on releasing an album during quarantine:Perry"Quite honestly after my child comes I'm going into my very own other version of quarantine and I would like this record I've been working on for two years to come out a be a gift to the public."





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Celebs react to Tara Reade being dropped by her lawyer

After only two weeks Douglas H. Wigdor announced that he would no longer be representing Tara Reade as her lawyer. This happened “a day after defense lawyers in California said they were reviewing criminal cases in which Ms. Reade served as an expert witness on domestic violence, concerned that she had misrepresented her educational credentials in court.”

Debra Messing:



Singer/actress Conchita Leeflang:


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The most popular show in each state during Quarantine




_Cabletv.com conducted a survey to see what show was the most popular in each state during quarantine.

-Friends topped the list, being number one in 11 states including california ."Rick and Morty" came in second place with 4 states including Alaska.


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Source:https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1263942481684684801
Source:https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/most-popular-tv-show-every-state-coronavirus-1234614559/

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Netflix Latin America criticized for using only white Mexican actors on all its series



Netflix has positioned itself with its original series as a heavy weight in entertaining media in Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

However it has been receiving negative attention in social media lately because all of their series use a great majority of white Mexican/Latin actors; furthermore, a great bulk of the stories consist of the hardships that privileged families face.

This issue reached its highest point when a Twitter thread went viral by pointing this, causing even news outlets to pick the story.

Historically Mexican media has been criticized by the lack of screen time for the diversity that exists in the country, showcasing a false image that only white or light people exist on the country, even causing the INEGI (the statistics and geography national institute) to conduct a study on “pigmentocracy”, how the fairer you are, the better access you may have to better education and job opportunities, and the erasure in media of any individuals outside of certain amount of pigment on the skin



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Kate Walsh remembers the iconic scene Addison Montgomery showed up on Grey's Anatomy 15 years ago



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Best Actress Academy Award Winners Themed Netflix Party Post!

We're having a Neflix Party with (or without) the Chrome browser extension Netflix Party, which allows users to share a movie watching experience together....from a safe social distance.

JOIN US TONIGHT at 9 PM EST TO WATCH JULIE & JULIA!




After setting up, click HERE to join the party!

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This week we selected from films that star Academy Award Best Actress winners.

Working on a poll for users to vote for our next movie night selection & date/time. Next week's theme TBD!


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Thanks MODS for everything you do & for being so patient with these post uploads every week!

The cast of "Smash","Glee" &"Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" reunite for the Actors fund



_The cast of "Smash" answered questions during intermission of"Bombshell:The Musical" a concert filmed in 2015.

-Meghan Hilty and Katherine Mcphee spoke of how it was weird to play rivals when they are such good friends, and Leslie Odom Jr spoke of a conversation with a fellow castmember about if the the time he should take a TV gig or stick with the new musical"Hamilton".


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-Various "Hairspray" alums, and other performers performed"You Can't Stop the Beat".The performance included 3 Tracy Turnblad's. Ricki Lake from the original 1988 film, Marissa Winokur, from the 2003 stage musical, and Nikki Blonsky from the 2007 film musical. Matthew Morrison, Tisha Campbell, Darlene Love,Alex Newell,Harvey fierstein,Jennifer Lewis,and Elijah kelley,Billy Eichner and many more joined in.

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The cast of "Glee" and "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" under the Spoiler cut

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-Jenna Ushkowitz performs a song from the Broadway musical "Waitress"

-Amber Riley reveals she only started to really sing loudly on "glee'

-Jane Lynch reveals she was on set the at most only 3 times a week, and sometimes when 3 episodes would film at the same time she would find herself repeating the same lines.
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-Chris Colfer says he quite his choir because he didn't like to stand.

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-The role of Mo was originally written for a woman, but Alex Newell beat out 300 woman for the role. The writers worked closely with Newell to make the character as authentic as possible.

-Peter Gallagher speaks of the time he wore Cary grants wig for "American Beauty"

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ONTD Original: More ONTD Legendary Posts/Threads - Part 4

This is a follow-up to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

There are ONTD Post and there are ONTD Legendary Posts. Those that stand the test of time and become iconic years later.

As always, *click the titles to go to the post/threads and read the hilarious comments*


10. Shauna Sand Caught Having Totally-Real-Not-Fake Sex On The Beach

So Shauna went to St. Barts to have some nice time, but she ended up 'getting caught' in a bit of a racy sex photoshoot. Even for ONTD sttandards. Remember the Ass-hair?! HOW DO YOU FUCK WITH THAT MUCH SAND IN YOUR COOCHIE?!!!


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ONTD, any more legendary posts?
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ontd original: 7 games you can play on the Nintendo Switch (That aren't Animal Crossing)

Or "Ooh, you bought a Switch for Animal Crossing and now you're like 'This cost me 300$, I better find something else to play'"


Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It's very pretty and very big. I have never played a Zelda game at any length beyond about an hour, and that was Phantom Hourglass.

This is apparently the third highst rated Zelda game on Metacritic, behind Ocarina and probably the first one, but the dumb slideshow won't show me. 60$


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I don't think many ONTDers played the original on the Wii U; It's really fun, and there are still people playing on the system (where online is still free).

If you want to play online multiplayer matches, like Turf War, Ranked Mode, and Salmon Run, on the Switch, you will need the Online Membership, but it's quite worth it!

Or, you can play solo through the single player campaign, and download the Octo Expansion for even harder levels. 60$ + 20$ for Octo Expansion + 20$ for online.

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src: Nintendo and Me. Or is it Nintendo and I.
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ONTD Original: A Brief History on Musical Obscurity

Consider this a follow up to my previous post about The Vespertines, an indie rock act that features a black drummer and WoC on vocals. Cultural criticism is a facet of my degree (ONTD does read!) so I thought I'd join my fellow educators by imparting a lesson online. Here is a sample of a lecture I'd give on:

Black Artists that the Music Industry Allowed to Fade into Obscurity While Simultaneously Plundering Their Work

1. Ed Lewis (1909-1985)


Sadly, digging up the lifestory of Ed Lewis has led me down a number of dead ends. His wikipedia page is brief and describes a modest career as a member of a number of backing bands. It's easy to surmise that Lewis was a victim of the era he was born into, especially considering the ~not gonna mince words~ approach to the subject matter of slavery. I'll let the writeup on Lewis be a brief one because this relic is more than enough of a reminder that the United States is still at odds with its own history.

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2. Elizabeth Cotten (1893-1987)

Whew! Everyone should know about Elizabeth Cotten for developing the "Cotten Picking" bass style that plucks at the strings with the forefinger and thumb, a maneuver any seasoned player knows all too well (I don't know how to play any instruments, I'm just here to read and lecture, thanks). Cotten was known to play string instruments "backwards" rather than restringing the instrument to fit her needs. Cotten showed promise at a young age but took up a job young, married young, had children, and faded into obscurity until she was rediscoverd late in her life, much like a number of artists I plan on mentioning.




3. Junior Kimbrough (1930-1998)

Discovering Kimbrough is what most likely got me into music, and I mean really got me into music. I was at a job where I could listen to music while I worked and Pandora showed me the way when it kept playing Kimbrough's music because Kimbrough, as a matter of fact, developed a style that The Black Keys utilized to hone their own sound. This isn't a secret because The Black Keys released Chulahoma, a cover album in the mid 2000s. Kimbrough spent the majority of his life spoiling his local music scene, choosing not to pursue fame in lieu of a grungey atmosphere that, ironically enough, laid the groundwork for his inevitable late-in-life success in the 90s. Kimbrough died of a heart attack in 1998, after someone had the good sense to create a decent archive of his life's work. RIP, Kimbrough. Thanks for turning me into a snob about humility.



4. Mulatu Astatke (1943-present)

If there is any takeaway from this godforsaken lesson, it's THIS LITTLE JINGLE. It was used in Fleet Foxes' On Another Ocean (January/June), found on the 2017 release Crack-Up. I rarely get to enjoy "gotcha" moments like this one. Astatke is still alive, isn't American, and is most likely enjoying the royalties from being sampled so often. Ethiopiques is a staple in music communities and is a form of significant clout if mentioned or recognized, much like Otis Redding whose own noteriety shot up when he was featured on the Jay Z/Kanye West collab, Watch the Throne. I don't have much else to say about Astatke only because I think it's necessary to recognize this sound.



5. Lead Belly (1888-1949)

I can't say that Lead Belly faded into obscurity only because Lead Belly has been inducted into five different halls of fame as per his tombstone. Kurt Cobain famously covered Lead Belly during the MTV Unplugged recording, citing his desire to purchase Lead Belly's 12 string guitar. I don't understand the significance of this, but when people say the origins of rock are black, there's no doubt in my mind that they're talking about this guy. Reading into his backstory, the atmosphere surrounding him would quickly earn the label of "toxic" by modern standards which should come as no surprise. Cobain, pulling a real Peter Parker move with his power, played the part of "responsible" musician by taking time to educate his audience while simultaneously telling someone to fuck off.



That's the end of the lesson! I don't want to go overboard with the videos. If I don't obtain employment in the coming weeks, I'll probably whip up another deconstructed power point if this post goes well.

Do you know any acts like the ones mentioned above? Influential but ignored?


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He'll kick you apart, HE'LL KICK YOU APART!!!

NYT Bestselling Author Jia Tolentino Defends Her Human Trafficker Parents

Things have been going great for Jia Tolentino, the best-selling author of the essay collection "Trick Mirror". (You might also remember her as the former deputy editor of Jezebel and contributing writer at the now defunct Hairpin). She's a beloved cultural critic, translating millennial issues such as ecstasy use, athleisure, and vaping for the blue-blooded boomer subscribers of the New Yorker. Her fan following is more like that of a minor pop star than that of an author and the literary hype for her writing is the envy of every MFA graduate. She lives mostly in Brooklyn but owns a house in the Hudson Valley (must be nice for quarantining!), and she is having a baby with her longtime boyfriend (mazel tov!)

Yes, life has been good. But apparently Jia is not satisfied with such professional/social/personal success, so she's decided to shoot herself in the foot a la LDR and Alison Roman. Apparently, Jia has noticed that there have been some very old news articles floating around on leftist reddit concerning a criminal case that her family was involved in more than a decade ago, and instead of keeping quiet like any sensible person would, she decided to bring the entire world's attention to it by writing this blog post:

The "petty internet gossip" is about how in 2004, Jia's parents and grandmother were indicted by the U.S. Government (in U.S. v Omni Consortium, Inc) in a smuggling scheme to import teachers from the Philippines.


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ONTD, have you ever made excuses for your parents' crimes of extortion and indentured servitude?