May 29th, 2020

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New Music Friday – May 29, 2020

Featuring new music by Aminé, Anuel AA, Ashley Tisdale, Cigarettes After Sex, Diplo, G-Eazy, Jordin Sparks, Kygo, Lady Gaga, Lil Yachty, Melanie C, Nicole Atkins, Noah Reid, Orville Peck, Qveen Herby, Ricky Martin, Robin Thicke, ROSALÍA feat. Travis Scott, Sébastien Tellier and 6LACK

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Happy Friday/Chromatica release day, ONTD! What's everybody listening to today?
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Shameik Moore shares his thoughts on police brutality on black people and it's a mess

It started when Shameik Moore (Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse) reacted to another video of police brutality on an innocent black men went viral

He started talking about black on black violence and how black people should avoid being mistreated by the cops

After being dragged by black Twitter, he tried to explain what he meant.
[the black community needs to find ways to avoid being killed]

[in video form]
He then decided to post a few videos because he wanted the black community to hear his voice

[On Insta live: Rosa Parks should have taken a cab]

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Carly Rae Jepsen talks to Switched On Pop, has written entire quarantine album

Carly Rae Jepsen is the guest on this week's episode of Switched On Pop, a podcast by a musicologist and songwriter duo which digs deep into the hows and whys of pop music. They call her "Saint Jepsen" because she is the reason the podcast exists! Trying to teach his high school students music theory, one of the hosts used "Call me maybe" as an example to explain the concepts, and thus the idea for the podcast was born.

Some highlights include:

- in-depth analysis of Dedicated Side A's "Want you in my room", its main influence (Squeeze - "Tempted by the Fruit") and its creation (involved lots of dancing and pointing and shouting with Jack Antonoff)
- mentions her "Disney Princess Voice"
- "Want You In My Room" was originally called "Four-Leaf Clover", a leftover of this is the line "And I press you to the pages of my heart"
- on sax solos: "I love me a sax. I'm a sucker for a sax. I can't help myself, there's one on every album."

[Listen to Wanted You In My Room and Tempted By The Fruit!]

- in-depth analysis of Dedicated Side B's "Window" - she got in touch with one of the creators of a song she loved, Vulfpeck's "Back Pocket", to try and write a song together that merges the qualities she liked with her own style

[Listen to Window and Back Pocket!]

- talks a lot about her songwriting and song selection process; she will assign themes to songs (like "sex" for WYIMR) and degrees of energy/intensity to put together a diverse selection for an album
- tortures us again with a mention of the disco album that no one will ever hear
- has already made an entire quarantine album with frequent collaborator Tavish Crowe via Zoom

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ONTD, check out the episodes on Fiona Apple's "Fetch The Boltcutters" and Dua Lipa's "Don't start now" too, they're great!

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Taylor Swift takes direct aim at Donald Trump and promises to vote him the fuck out

Taylor Swift shakes the table and loses fans while taking direct aim at 45 with her latest post on social media. Within the past week the U.S. has reached new heights of tension and turmoil due to the murder of George Floyd. Now Swift has spoken out and vows to vote out 45 this November. Sw*ft Nation has had a wild ride from canceling Burger King to now canceling their own fave, as her fans which are mostly conservatives are promising not to support her after her latest tweet.



Another day, another author revisiting their most famous work in the modern day.

(Thankfully this time, it's good)

  • This takes place as a bit of an interlude between the "Diaries of a Middle School Princess" books, about her half-sibling Olivia.

  • Grandmere is partying on Mia's yacht when they are SUPPOSED to be social distancing!

  • Apparently one of the cases in Genovia is from an (of course) American Tourist.

  • Mia is basically doing everything proper governments should do, which means of course her old grandmother is hellbent on doing the opposite.

  • There are 16 entries in this series, so excuse me while I read them all. I linked to the general tag page page, the images on the relevant entries look like the above.

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ONTD Roundup

Weekly Tenet update: Another wrench throw in plans

Hello ONTD! Welcome to this week's edition of: Is Tenet coming out as planned?

Today we look a report by an investment firm and it's not looking good. So much so, that the entire calendar year is now "in flux."

Why: San Francisco announced that movie theaters in the city are part of its "Phase 3" reopening, which has a targeted start of mid-August, a whole month after Tenet's release date. The report concludes that SF's plans most likely mirror those of LA and NYC, which make up the biggest theater markets in the country. LA theaters are part of the cities "Phase 3" reopening, which currently has no start date. NYC's own are part of "Phase 4", which also has no start date.

The report believes that studios will be hesistant to be the first out of the gate, fearing that a disappointing box office will hurt their bottom line much more than a delay would.

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Netflix's ELITE actor Omar Ayuso Instagram 📸 confirms his BF

Spanish Actor Omar Ayuso, who plays Omar on the Netflix television series Elite, has finally confirmed his relationship! Fans have speculated about his BF being Alonso Diaz. Who appears to be an artist/photographer. Previously, Omar has only tagged him in posts but has never posted photos of the two together. With a little digging around my assumption is that they've at least been dating since last year.

Omar also posted a bit of a scandalous photo of the two that Instagram took down of the two FaceTime naked. The photo quickly garnered over 330,000 likes before it was flagged and removed by Instagram. Luckily, someone took a screenshot of it before it was deleted. He then reuploaded the photo.

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Awkwafina and Karen Gillan Reteam For ‘Shelly’

Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are starring in an action comedy called “Shelly”. Jude Weng is directing.

The story takes place a decade after an embarrassing prom prank ran Shelly Wheeler (Awkwafina) out of town and so hardened her heart that she became an ice-cold hit-woman. Revenge threatens to be sweet when she learns her next target is her former high school tormentor, Dianna Park (Gillan). But when Dianna unexpectedly befriends Shelly, the assassin finds herself in with the cool crowd, protecting her old nemesis against another hit crew hired to kill them both.


"Hairspray Live!" to stream for free for 48 hours on Youtube

-The show Shows must go on , which has been showing select Broadway shows for free, will be showing 2016's "Hairspray Live! for free for 48 hours, ending Sunday afternoon. The show ,which is based on the Broadway musical, not the 2007 film, stars newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy,Kristin Chenoweth, dove Cameron, Jennifer Hudson,Harvey Fierstein and more.


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Denzel Washington Helps Homeless Man From LAPD

On Tuesday, Denzel noticed a commotion in West Hollywood between a distressed homeless man and some LAPD cops. He got out of his car and tried to diffuse the situation while creating a barrier between the homeless man and the cops. He then got the man some food to calm him down. The man was still arrested but without major incidence.

EDIT: I’ve received a few comments saying the retelling above is inaccurate. The man was apparently standing in the middle of the road seemingly distressed and Denzel got out of his car to escort him off the road and stayed with him/comforted him until the police arrived. He was then detained and later released.


Class problems aside, what Denzel did was incredibly powerful given what could have happened had he not intervened.

'Wolfman' Movie in the Works with Ryan Gosling

Not to be confused as a sequel of The Wolfman movie from 2010, starring Benecio Del Toro and Emily Blunt. No director is attached.

Supposed (?) to be in the same general but not directly connected universe as Leigh Whannell's "The Invisible Man" and Karyn Kusama's "Dracula" reboot.


If he doesn't revive his band for this soundtrack, forget it.

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Britney Spears makes "Mood Ring" available worldwide for the first time

#justiceforGlory continues to give us the content we deserve, as Britney surprised fans by finally making the 2016 Japanese bonus track and fan favourite "Mood Ring" available to stream and buy on all worldwide music platforms.

Britney captioned the post with: "Repurposed this since we didn’t use it... You folks wanted a new album cover....ta da there you go!!!! What was requested next is out now. I hope you turn #MoodRing up sooooooo loud!!!!!"

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Celebs React: Officer Derek Chauvin Charged with Murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop who murdered George Floyd, an unarmed black man, has been charged with 3rd-degree murder as well as manslaughter.

Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman gave a press conference this afternoon to announce the charges. He claims that it is "by far the fastest that we have ever charged a police officer."

The announcement comes after four days of protests, riots, and unrest in Minnesota.

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No justice, no peace. Prosecute the police.

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Black CNN reporter arrested on live TV by Minneapolis police

Black CNN reporter Omar Jimenez has been arrested by the Minneapolis police for doing nothing other than covering the protests. A white reporter also on the ground was not. His arrest was aired live on CNN. He was later released by the terrorists police.

Update: MN police gave their statement about the situation on Twitter saying they were released when the found it they were members of the media (a lie when Omar was shown on live TV to be showing the cops his credential)

Update 2: Omar is back on the job.

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BTS' SUGA thanks COVID-19 for letting him finish mixtape, which includes a Jim Jones sample


- BTS rapper SUGA went live on thursday to talk about his new mixtape under his Agust D moniker, D-2

- SUGA commented that because of schedule changes caused by COVID-19 he had time add two extra songs and film a music video for 'Daechwita'. "A luck that COVID-19 brought. Not because of, but thanks to COVID-19, we have 'Daechwita'. If we were still touring I wouldn't have been able to shoot the music video."
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- During the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea, SUGA donated 100 million won (US$82,297) to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association, according to the association.

- D-2's third track 'What do you think?' opens with a sample of one of Jim Jones' sermons
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- Jim Jones was the cult leader who led a mass murder-suicide of his followers in his commune at Jonestown. Of the 909 people who lived and died in Jonestown in November 1978, the vast majority (around 70%) were Black people.

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Interview: Monica Barbaro


Vanity Fair's new issue is On Time devoted

Monica Barbaro is one of the stars of the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick.

She is a classically trained ballet dancer. She did ballet and modern dance at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York.

Monica, 30, confesses she never needed to rely on a watch in her early life:

“Growing up, doing ballet, I had such a busy and very structured life that I had no concept of ‘time on’ or ‘time off’. “It wasn’t until I started working on Top Gun, and wearing two watches every day, that I started to appreciate the significance of the level of design and craftmanship in a special timepiece.”

Barbaro says:

“I observed how many cockpit procedures require the use of a watch as a precision tool”

She continues: “I have always been super aware of how short our lives are and how it’s so important to make the most of the time we have on Earth. Time flies by, and for me, it’s about energetically and emotionally giving time to what’s important."


Do you still wear a watch, ONTD?
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw posts tribute to George Floyd

  • British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw showed a time lapse of the portrait she made of murder victim George Floyd

  • Floyd was brutally murdered on May 25th by the police. Footage of his murder was captured by an eye witness and has since gone viral

  • Derek Chauvin, the officer directly responsible for his death was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter for Floyd's death


Cush Jumbo exits The Good Fight

The Good Fight keeps haemorrhaging black cast members -  Cush Jumbo joins Delroy Lindo, and Erica Tazel (S1) in saying farewell to The Good Fight. Due to the pandemic, her storyline would not fully wrap, but she is open to coming back to film a conclusion.

The "predominantly black firm" is now run by white people and the black detective is repeatedly sidelined.

I wonder if culture critics who rave about this show will finally have some thoughts on this.

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Heather Morris ("Glee") Does...This to honor George Floyd on TikTok

While one of the pigs who killed George Floyd have been arrested and charged with murder, some people are showing their support otherwise. Heather Morris of *googles* Glee fame decided to do her part. Of course, that part probably didn't involve opening her wallet, but we shall see.

The video was posted to TikTok.

I know there's not a lot here, but I'm hoping someone can help me make sense of this. Does someone have answers?


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Instead of doing that, Donate to the Minnesota ACLU and Freedom Fund.

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Forbes: Inside Kylie Jenner's web of lies and why she's no longer a billionaire

Forbes, who called Kylie Jenner a "self-made" billionaire and put her on the cover of their magazine in 2018, have now written an exposé saying it was all a lie crafted by Kris and Kylie, and they too were lied to by the Kardashian-Jenner clan.


NETFLIX PARTY REMINDER POST - SNL Hosts "Five-Timers Club" Theme

Hi ONTD! Per user feedback, this is a reminder post for this weekend's NETFLIX PARTY. Based on current vote totals, the NETFLIX PARTY is going to be TOMORROW, SATURDAY MAY 30 AT 9 PM EST.

The original poll post is currently neck & neck between THE SOCIAL NETWORK (31 votes) OR THE MONEY PIT (34 votes)


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Asian Celebrities Speaking out Against the Unjust Murder of George Floyd

-The saying "A broken clock..."

-The murder of George Floyd a few days ago have shown the fractured state of America.

-Many celebrities have spoken out by either donating, or speaking out against the unjust murder of George Floyd on social media.

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Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Separate After Almost 3 Years of Marriage

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich have called it quits

They've released an exclusive statement to PEOPLE:

"We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate. "We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward."

A source said:

"It's over, it's been over for a while, and it's time to just call it what it is — and it is over,"

Julianne is a "deeply different person than she was when they got married."

"She is proud of those differences and changes she's made and she doesn't want to go back. He is the man he is and he shouldn't change a thing. But they shouldn't spend the rest of their lives together — not as spouses, anyway."

#JusticeForGlitter - Mariah finally gets Glitter on digital platforms!!!

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Post Siren s3 finale discussion

TVLine had a recap of the s3 finale I didn't actually watch yet, so just going by what they claim happened

Highlights include-
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* Ryn kills Tia.

* Ben rescues Hope but his fate is left in the air. He's last seen floating in the water, dreaming of a 'normal life' with Ryn and Hope.

* The show really did kill off Dale off screen, because they're determined to ruin everything this season.

* They sent Maddie out of town, because she wasn't sidelined enough this season.


Who stuck around this entire season and is now praying there's no season 4?