DC's Stargirl 1x04 "Wildcat" - THE FIRST RECRUIT - After realizing that she needs the extra help, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) sets out to recruit new members to the Justice Society of America - starting with Yolanda (Yvette Monreal). Elsewhere, Pat's (Luke Wilson) suspicion is piqued after a bizarre conversation with one of the town's residents.
- Craig Gore posted photos of himself standing outside of his house with a gun on Facebook, and threatened to 'light motherfuckers up who are trying to fuck w/ my property'. The posts have since been deleted, but screenshots are forever.
- Wolf stated that "I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately."
Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul posted a short video on Twitter where he admits that his white privilege helped him to get away with all the shit he's done (like, for example, filming a corpse in a Japanese (TW: suicide) forest) and asking people to not just be "not racist" but be "anti-racist". Many people in the comments wonder who's his ghostwriter while some point out his brother Jake Paul was recently caught looting despite having millions in his bank account. The internet star was also spotted protesting today in Los Angeles. No report on whether he opened his purse or not. ( Collapse ) doing the bare minimum but okay...
Listen to faceless, anonymous accounts who’re on twitter expressly to talk shit? I’ll listen to people I respect and admire. The people I’ve been talking to this whole time and learning and growing from. The council I seek isn’t some Timmy Stan who have mult accounts to talk shit
armie hammer, a white man, blocking black ppl that try to educate him and then saying he'll only listen to the ppl HE wants to listen.... there's something deeply wrong with him pic.twitter.com/Nbp1wQIW6Z
When not making audio books about poop or post videos of his kids sucking his toes, thin skinned Armie Hammer blocks his Black Fans who try to educate him and his "copoganda" posts.
armie hammer has been sharing copoganda on his instagram story all week and when his fans (some of whom are Black themselves) tried to explain to him why it’s harmful to do so, he resorted to defensive, childish attacks and namecalling instead of trying to understand? pic.twitter.com/Y65Ewx3p2K
#KillingEve Season 3 did something different — well, at least with Villanelle, who took a hard look at her life and past in order to move forward. Eve, however, was essentially stuck back in Season 1 https://t.co/SM3PS2f5sh
While seasons one and two of Killing Eve focused on the cat and mouse game and mutual obsession between possible psychopath agent Eve and psychopathic assassin Villanelle, season three sidelined Eve to supporting player and focused on Villanelle exclusively.
As "Oh and Comer barely had to share the screen for their electricity to crackle through it," season three put that to the test with Villanelle having her own motivations outside of Eve. However showrunner Suzanne Heathcoate didn't know what to do with Eve, and shoved her to the back.
Turning Killing Eve into The Villanelle Show, which allegedly has more promise, essentially killed Eve. Fans noticed a shift in promotion, with the official show accounts focusing on Villanelle and Jodie Comer and ignoring Sandra Oh and Eve.
"[Sandra] Oh’s performance is still a thrill to watch, but this season, she’s stuck with a remix of Eve’s greatest hits while [Jodie] Comer gets a splashy showcase of new sides to play."
By the time the finale came around, the obsession was no longer mutual and seemed one-sided on Eve's end since Villanelle had more story. For the show to go back to its former glory, it will need to re-center Eve and the Eve/Villanelle relationship.
The GOOD news is that the season four showrunner is Laura Neal, who wrote the two Eve-centric and VillanEve centered episodes this season.
ONTD, have you ever sidelined your Asian critically acclaimed and award winning lead actress to prop up her white costar?
Fyi, some of y'all don't need to come into a post talking about the sidelining of an Asian actress on her own show to talk about how you think the show sucks now, read the room.
- Says she had her first relationship with a woman at 18 and when they broke up she came out to her dad because he asked her why she was so depressed. - "Pride to me is a sense of something that I never really had as a kid. A sense of pride is like a sense of belonging, a family outside your family, a place where you don’t have to apologize or feel ashamed. I guess I never felt like I belonged anywhere as a kid. Or I always felt like I didn’t belong in my own body. I felt so lost. Once I could talk about my sexuality freely, I wasn’t hiding anything anymore, and the person I hid it from the most was myself." - When she started working as an actor Harvey Weinstein called her and told her she needed to get a beard if she wanted to make it in Hollywood. He later assaulted her at a meeting for a movie. - She says others pushing her towards a beard made her want to be out and she started dating women more openly. - Was the middle man for a million dollar partnership between Puma and the Trevor Project (an LGBTQ suicide prevention organization). - Her Pride collection with Puma has 20% going towards multiple LGBTQ organizations. - Talks about her recent collab with Fiona Apple. They met through St. Vincent when Cara and her were dating, and when they broke up they remained friends. - Fiona says: "she’s a big, hearty hug of a woman, with a salty spirit and a loving kind of strength." - Taylor Swift says:"while she’s spirited and outgoing, she’s also the person you’ll find in the corner of a party talking to someone she’s just met for hours, just because they’re going through a rough time." - Was in the middle of filming season 2 of Carnival Row when they paused production because of Coronavirus. She's not sure when they go back but says they filmed 6 of 8 episodes. - Declines to say anything on her breakup with Ashley Benson. Just that the increased public scrutiny makes it hard to maintain normality. - Been using this time to do yoga, play the drums, and spend time with her dogs.
A new online viral trend has surfaced this week, no it's not a dance it's one of the worst things you've ever seen.
Gus wants us to id these sick fucks and have them lose their job and get what's coming to them, " Out of all of the disgusting, racist, evil shit I've seen online in the last week this is perhaps the most disheartening and hateful. Twitter please help find these people and notify their schools, their employers, their colleagues.", Gus writes.
A lot of brands nowadays try to appear on the right side of history and will put out statements of solidarity in support of fighting back against certain social/environmental injustices. It's a decent but bare minimum gesture largely criticized as performative since follow-through remains to be seen via lobbying for actual social change among other courses of action (like some brands just throwing up a black square on IG but no word on opening their vast wallets).
This post is for brands whose statements have left you stunned because of the sheer audacity given that corporation/brand's history. It's also not in any particular order.
- Follow up to this post where Lea Michele's ex Glee co-star exposed her for threatening to shit in her wig - Lea Michele initially posted in support of Black Lives Matter to "be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time" - She doesn't remember what she exactly said to her Black co-stars and says "it's not really the point". - After getting dragged and shamed, she's now "focus[ing] specifically on how my own behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them". - She promises to "be better in the future from this experience". - Also talks about her current pregnancy: "I am a couple of months from becoming a mother and I know I need to keep working to better myself and take responsibility for my actions, so that I can be a real role model for my child and so I can pass along my lessons and mistakes, so that they can learn from me".
Slate goes in on the NFl by saying, "The NFL’s shameful behavior exposes why it’s so absurd to treat the premature end of Kaepernick’s football career as a stale topic. It’s always been relevant, as the NFL has now definitively proved. Americans across the nation will no longer tolerate the excuses made for police and are ready to burn it all down, so Kaepernick’s peaceful protest that was once “disrespectful” is now held up as the preferable option. The issues he raised are as pressing as ever. The least the league could do is acknowledge who started the conversation. If it wanted to go a little further, maybe a team would actually sign him".
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in 2016. Kaepernick had his career taken from him and has been surrounded by controversy for his stance.
highlights: -donating proceeds from the Pokemon GO 2020 Fest ticket sales, committing a minimum of $5 million, half to investing in projects from Black gaming and AR creators, the other half to US non profits helping communities rebuild -donating $100k to Marsha P. Johnson Institute with employee match up to $50k -investing in internal allyship training within Niantic, and in other organizations for supporting PoC game developers and game development education.
Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts."@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”
Drew Brees, quaterback for the New Orleans Saints, recently did an interview for Yahoo Finance. When asked by Yahoo about what he will think if players start to take a knee again during the national anthem when the NFL goes back into commision, he states, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America". He then goes on to explan how both of his grandfathers faught in WW2 and how they both "risked their lives to protect this country, and to try to make this country, and this world, a better place". He also brought up that there were "sacrfices not only in the milatary, but those throughout the civil rights movement in the 60's." He then spouts the typical US indoctrination spiel when it comes to honoring and singing to a piece of cloth that I don't care enough to highlight.
The Cannes Films Festival announced what would have been its lineup today, allowing each film selected to stick the festival logo on their films.
The 56 films are seperated into sections: The Faithful, New Venues, A Sketches Film, The First Movies, 3 Documentaries, 5 Comedies, and 4 Animated.
Here's just a few of the films selected:
THE FRENCH DISPATCH -- Wes Anderson (2nd film at Cannes) SUMMER 85 -- François Ozon (4th film at Cannes) LOVERS ROCK & MANGROVE -- Steve McQueen (2nd and 3rd films at Cannes) PENINSULA -- Yeon Sang-Ho (2nd film at Cannes) ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) -- Naomi Kawase (8th film at Cannes) AMMONITE -- Francis Lee (1st film at Cannes) FALLING -- Viggo Mortensen (directorial debut, 1st film at Cannes) AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) -- Gorô Miyazaki (1st film at Cannes) SOUL -- Pete Docter (3rd film at Cannes)
After John Boyega joined the London Black Lives Matter protest and said he might not have a career after his moving speech, writers, directors, and actors in the entertainment business showed their support and desire to work with him on future projects.
We're a few days late with this post, and we're sorry for that! We hope everyone is safe and well. June's theme is to Read a book that was published between 1946-64 or written by a boomer author.milfordacademy and myself have selected five books from the time period and 5 titles from authors of the boomer generation.
As always these are just suggestions! Please share in the comments what you're reading or planning to read, and any recs for the theme that you may have.
1949: George Orwell - 1984 Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101 .
Octavia Butler, Kindred The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland.
After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given...
Henry Golding recently responded to former Miss Universe Malaysia Samantha Katie James's extremely hateful and racist remarks about protestors and Black people in general in America. Her original IG stories where she exposed herself as a racist again (she already exposed herself back in 2017, warning for hateful speech and she also starts hitting someone at the end):
"Ok this isn’t going to make a lot of sense to the majority of you, but this is predominately for my malaysian followers as there are some statements made by a former “Miss Universe Malaysia” (the receipts are all online, I’m not going to repost them here because they are far too ignorant) I want to address.
I usually try to keep a cool head when it comes to these things, but reading your comments @samanthakayty Infuriated me.You have zero idea what black people have to go through on a day to day bases. For you to be talking such racist shit on a platform like yours needs to be called out.
The majority of us will never truly be able to understand what the black community go through every single day, but one thing for sure you can do is lend a voice.
To teach people and educate them on opening their eyes to what’s under the veil. It is hundreds of years of oppression and injustices kept in place by money and power from people such as your self.Ignorant, selfish people.
Malaysia itself has gone through so much in the past few years. The protests of Bersih, people putting their lives on the line to be heard, is just one instance. If you were part of that movement then please understand where the #BlackLivesMatter protests come from. We need to keep progressing Malaysia forward by starting with ourselves.
I’m sure as hell not going to stand idly by as some two bit “celeb” in Malaysia spouts some horrible shit. I’m not going to let people have the wrong idea of what’s really happening.In a country like Malaysia that has a history of the such, that we are trying so hard to move on from.
Love one another. One Malaysia, one world.
James has since lost her blue tick verification on Instagram and posted an apology which no one is buying. The Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) has distanced itself from her and Malaysian makeup brand Velvet Vanity Cosmetics has cut ties with James.
This morning, Lea Michele posted a non-apology for how her co-stars “perceived” her and used the mommy-to-be card. Her Broadway co-star (“Spring Awakening”) Gerard Canonico replied, calling Michele out for deleting his first reply and for being “nothing but a nightmare.”
Emma Watson has spoken out after receiving backlash on social media for her Black Out Tuesday posts. “I was holding off posting until #blackouttuesday ended in the UK.”
“There is so much racism, both in our past and present, that is not acknowledged nor accounted for. White supremacy is one of the systems of hierarchy and dominance, of exploitation and oppression, that is tightly stitched into society. As a white person, I have benefited from this. Whilst we might feel that, as individuals, we’re working hard internally to actively tackle the structural and institutional racism around us. I’m still learning about the many ways I unconsciously support and uphold a system that is structurally racist. Over the coming days, I’ll be using my bio link and Twitter to share links to resources I’ve found useful for my own researching, learning, listening. I see your anger, sadness and pain. I cannot know what this feels like for you but it doesn’t mean I won’t try to.”
Over the last 11 weeks, several ONTDers & I have watched the following films together using the Chrome extension Netflix Party, where we used the built-in chat feature to discuss together....from a safe social distance:
National Treasure The First Wives Club The Craft We Hate Movies podcast selection - Jupiter Ascending Snowpiercer One of this OP’s favorite thrillers - What Lies Beneath Heartbreakers Double weekend feature The Matrix & Inception Kevin Bacon TNT classic Tremors Julie & Julia The Money Pit
Weekly movie viewings are planned with a weekly selection poll, reminder post & then party link post on either Fridays or Saturdays (poll results pending).
Below is a poll to vote for our 12th week's movie night selection & date/time. Watching the news these last few days, I wasn't sure if it would be appropriate to hold a Netflix movie night this week in light of current events across our country. I tend to process much of my world through the lens of and in the language of television and movies, using them as education, as well as entertainment or mindless escape. That was the initial purpose of this series of movie nights - to help those staying at home due to COVID have a few hours a week to indulge in escapism, among online friends.
That said, I don't want to take up valuable space on ONTD's feed that could be better served with informative posts about the Black Lives Matter protests. What I have decided to do is to use my small platform here on ONTD to elevate films by black directors and/or starring black actors, telling black-centered stories. These films range in genre from historical dramas, to action thrillers, to comedies, to Lifetime-esque quilty pleasures.
Poll #2102245Netflix Party Poll - Week 12 Black Actors/Directors/Stories Theme
This poll is closed.
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All. Participants: 167
Thank you to everyone who continues to join in these each week! I am grateful for the years of community and connection ONTD has provided me. I have brought so many things discussed in the comments here with users into "real life" conversations within my day to day.
- ‘We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence. I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*** that.'
- ‘Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones. Every black person in here remembered when another person reminded you that you were black.’
- ‘Black lives have always mattered. We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting.’
- ‘Black men we need to take care of our black women.'
The streaming service Quibi appears to have blown their budget on stars instead of staff. Witherspoon got a $6 million payday for narrating 'Fierce Queens', a nature documentary. Quibi has implemented layoffs and “cut overtime for its lowest-level staffers.”
Since its launch in April, Quibi has struggled to find its audience. Jim Toth, Quibi’s second founder and head of content acquisition and talent is married to Witherspoon. 'Fierce Queens', the show has been one of the “weakest performers.”
- Karlie Kloss shared a quote from Instagram poet Cleo Wade encouraging people to call out racism within their own family - Tavi Gevinson, actress/writer/etc, left a comment pointing out Karlie has no problem associating with her in-laws, the Kushners and the Trumps - Karlie ignores Ivanka's comments and posts on social media but still associates with Ivanka and Jared in private - Tavi points out Karlie can't have it both ways
- So, basically, some S7 spoilers came out some time ago (S7 was filmed with S6), basically they say that S7 will have [Spoiler (click to open)]two arcs, the first part is them in the past trying to save Hydra and they find out they're in a different timeline, Thanos was never a thread and was defeated by the Chronicoms, so they use the monoliths to go back to the original timeline. (Phase 4 Multiverse seeds?) - Then the crossovers with 'Endgame' and 'Infinity War' happen when [Spoiler (click to open)]they return to the main timeline and the snap has already happened and half the population is gone. With Nick Fury gone, Mack and Coulson rebuild SHIELD...again. The 'Endgame' crossover happens during the final episode when they set up Daisy as the new leader of the Secret Warriors (which includes Deathlok). - These spoilers have gained traction since the premiere happened as the spoilers mentioned with them having to save Hydra from the Chronicoms. For more spoilers, visit the source. - Also, yes, The fucking Nazi Assassin is coming back. Ugh.
I’m not the only Black woman that’s called you out, so I know you’ve had these conversations. Silence is complicity, while playing ignorant is ludicrous. You’re a father & someone in their 30’s you’re not new to racism & if you believe Toronto isn’t racist that’s your privilege.
— TEE FRANKLIN IS ON HER TRAMPOLINE (@MizTeeFranklin) June 3, 2020
Scheana Shay rebuild in a new interview why she is still working at SUR, restaurant featured on Vanderpump Rules.
Shay tells “Behind The Velvet Rope’s” David Yontef, “I take my job [as a cast member] seriously and if that means waiting tables because that's my job, then that's what I'm going to do. I just know that the show started at SUR. It's gonna end at SUR, It has other components to it, but I really do value my job and I take it seriously. And I know it's important to stay there. That's why I'm still there. I will be there until I get fired or the show gets canceled and I hope none of those things happen.” But she did tell the podcast that she wants a promotion. She said, “If there's a season nine and I'm still at SUR, make me a damn manager, you know?” Check out the full interview at the source.
BREAKING: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will charge three other Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's death with aiding and abetting murder, reports @StarTribune. Former officer Derek Chauvin's charge will be elevated to second-degree murder. pic.twitter.com/AiIQ0NCFmJ
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison stated today that the charge for former officer and murderer Derek Chauvin will be elevated to second-degree murder (when the charge was previous classified as third-degree murder and manslaughter), as well as finally pressing charges against the three other officers who witnessed and helped took part in George Floyd's death.
-He is in "self-quarantine" AKA his jail cell -His girlfriend says he only had short-lived symptoms and is in good spirits -His lawyer Kathleen Zellner is still working on an appeal for his case, but just last week, the State of Wisconsin responded by asking to uphold the decision to not have a new trial
-Baskin's Big Cat Rescue beat Joe Exotic's Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC in court, and now she is entitled to his 16-acre property -GWDG has 120 days to vacate and remove all the animals -Scumbag and current owner Jeff Lowe is fine with the ruling, as his new focus is on Tiger King Park in Thackerville, OK... conveniently opening within the next 120 days
-Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said 2 experts took a look at Don Baskin's will and found it was a forgery -Estate planning experts have never seen a clause about disappearances -Chad says there isn't much they can charge her with, and besides, it takes too much time -The judge already declared the will as valid, so she's still entitled to what she got
Trina is a Miami rapper and reality TV personality known for early 00's hits such as Da Baddest Bitch and That's Cool (feature with Silkk the Shocker).
The Soul Train Music Awards nominee decided to show her ass this morning on the Trick & Trina Morning Show, calling protesters "animals" and insisting that the curfew should be from "6 p.m. to 6 a.m." to "keep these animals off the streets that are running around Miami-Dade County acting like they have escaped from a zoo."
Trick Daddy, broken clock, fellow Miami rapper and reality TV personality who featured Trina on the 1998 track Nann N—a, tried to interject and save her from making a fool of herself.
The MTV Sucker Free Summit Awards nominee insisted on being loud and wrong, claiming that her friend's store was vandalized, citing black on black crime and saying she's not afraid of cops because she knows her rights and has a license, registration and insurance.
The actress, who portrayed Woman Placing Bet in The Cookout 2 (2011), claimed on Twitter that she had time today, but deleted several tweets upon being dragged by Black Twitter.
UPDATE: She apologized this morning: "I'm automatically speaking for black people and I’m not gonna say 'Hey black people are animals,' I didn’t say all of my people—I'm not talking about you, not the protesters, the people trying to make change... I'm just speaking from where I felt, things that I saw. I would never say that or call black people animals. That's not who I am."
Due to ongoing current events, "This is America" has re-surged in popularity and is making big gains on digital platforms.
The song won Grammys in 2019 and as of press time at 9:50PM ET Tuesday night, it stood at #19 on the US iTunes sales chart. May 2018 - the month of its release - was its last appearance in the top 20 before now.
It is also surging on Spotify, having reached #97 on the streaming platform and is expected to continue to rise this week.
Everyone's favorite performance-artist-cum-YouTube-sensation-turned-numetal-Goddess Poppy released a cover of t.A.T.u.'s classic gay anthem "All the Things She Said" today in honor of Pride Month. A music video was also uploaded to the star's YouTube page.
Poppy announced the single—which is now available on all major music streaming providers—on Instagram, alongside a statement expressing support for LGBTQ equality and the protests happening nationwide in response to the murder of George Floyd. ( Collapse )
Demi Lovato has been posting on her Instagram nearly every day to her 80+ million followers about recent events. I've posted a few of them here, including one she posted today about Breonna Taylor whose birthday would have been been this upcoming Friday.