June 9th, 2020

Why was A&E's Live PD Pulled from Air? Maybe to Save Face from Filming a Death in Custody

OP will not be posting any video regarding this incident (the video is linked at the second source, so please be cautious) - but it is important to note how the incredibly popular A&E show Live PD pulled their episodes off the air in response to the many protests around the world from the recent police deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon Reed, Ahmaud Arbery, James Scurlock, Michael Ramos, Sean Monterosso and many others in the very recent months.

Since this country and that show don't give an iota of a fuck about black and Latino people and wasn't dipping in ratings, OP thinks it was a pre-emptive move to ensure someone didn't go digging into the fact that the show and its film crew filmed the death of a black man in March 2019 by a Williamson County sheriff's deputy in Texas.

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It should be noted that the law enforcement agencies who collaborate with the show are allowed to pick and choose what footage is broadcast - Ambler's death wasn't and it is alleged the film crew turned the tape over to the agency without ever making a declaration to prosecutors, their viewers, etc. And this show still continued.

They probably though pulling the show, wouldn't have people looking for these types of incidents - but it's being investigated.

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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week

You Exist Too Much

On a hot day in Bethlehem, a 12-year-old Palestinian-American girl is yelled at by a group of men outside the Church of the Nativity. She has exposed her legs in a biblical city, an act they deem forbidden, and their judgement will echo on through her adolescence. When our narrator finally admits to her mother that she is queer, her mother’s response only intensifies a sense of shame: “You exist too much,” she tells her daughter.

Told in vignettes that flash between the U.S. and the Middle East—from New York to Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine—Zaina Arafat’s debut novel traces her protagonist’s progress from blushing teen to sought-after DJ and aspiring writer. In Brooklyn, she moves into an apartment with her first serious girlfriend and tries to content herself with their comfortable relationship. But soon her longings, so closely hidden during her teenage years, explode out into reckless romantic encounters and obsessions with other people. Her desire to thwart her own destructive impulses will eventually lead her to The Ledge, an unconventional treatment center that identifies her affliction as “love addiction.” In this strange, enclosed society she will start to consider the unnerving similarities between her own internal traumas and divisions and those of the places that have formed her.

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ONTD Roundup

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Issa Rae responds to Donald Trump liking a tweet about her show: "What the fuck is this"

Trump's Twitter account apparently liked a meme relating to Issa Rae's show 'Insecure' prompting Issa's following reaction:

Kumail Nanjiani responded:

Why Trump liked the tweet and whether or not he actually watched the show has not been confirmed.

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ONTD Original: Is he cute or just tall?

Unimount Pictures Presents:

Cute or Tall (Part 1)

If this has been done before, you’ll have to forgive me. The idea belongs to therearewords. I executed it mediocre-ly. Here’s my best attempt at levity: a list of men who could be handsome, but are probably just tall. Remember, the taller you are, the less dense the air. Air density has an inverse correlation with perceived handsomeness (Crowdedstreets et al. 2020).

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Conclusion: It’s science. The taller you are, the higher your face, the lower the air density, the higher the degree of perceived handsomeness.

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Sources: My brain, mostly.

Who’s your favourite tall-not-handsome male, ontd?

Stassi and Kristen FIRED from Vanderpump Rules

2 years ago Stassi and Kristen called up the police to try to get their former cast member, Faith (who is black) arrested. Max and Brett will also not return due to their racist pasts.

Part 2 of the season 8 reunion is still scheduled to air tonight, no word yet if the firings will be addressed.


ACAB: Kehlani responds to NY Police Union Boss Mike O’Meara “we’re the victims!!” bs speech

The “Good Thing” singer called out the pigs in blue, particularly NY Police Union Boss Mike O’Meara, who had this bullshit to spew:

“Stop treating us like animals and thugs, and start treating us with some respect! — We’ve been vilified. It’s disgusting.”

“Our legislators abandoned us. The press is vilifying us. It's disgusting.”

Not a black cop in sight during this press conference. 🤔

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Indigenous Aus Actor Meyne Wyatt performs powerful monologue

- Yamatji and Wongatha man Meyne Wyatt (The Sapphires, Black Comedy, Wentworth) performed a monologue from his play City of Gold at the end of this weeks ABC (australian broadcasting company) Q+A episode.
- He appeared on the show alongside Gamilaroi/Torres Staright Islander playwright and comedian Nakkiah Lui (Black Comedy), lawyer Nyadol Nyuon and two useless white men.
- Most of the questions were on the Black Lives Matter movement and Indigenous deaths in custody.


The retail apocalypse is here

Things in the retail world keep getting bleaker.

Retail tracker and research firm Coresight Research expects 20,000-25,000 retail stores will close by the end of 2020, over double the record-breaking 9,300 store closing that happened last year. 4,000 stores have closed permanently over the past 5 months.

Coresight states the large number is due to consumer demand, confidence, and spending stalling, and staying that way "for some time." A report from a separate firm believes pre-covid retail sales numbers won't return until 2022 (but expects e-commerce to surge).

Here's a list of what's already been announced to be going:
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Billboard's staff picks the 50 best albums of 2020... so far

While it would be pat to suggest that our staff's favorite albums of the year so far have been what's gotten us through these times, it'd also be unfair to downplay the fundamental and undeniable role music has in giving our lives stability, comfort and joy during such an unprecedented period. These albums have distracted, they've confronted, they've enlightened, they've provided valuable solace and much-needed catharsis. They haven't made the world outside a less scary place, but in their own small but significant ways, they've helped fortify us to face it day after day after day.

Here are our picks, presented alphabetically, for the Billboard staff's 50 favorite albums of 2020 so far.

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Full list at the source

What's your favorite album of the year so far?

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Calls for Repeal of National Anthem Protest Policy

U.S. Soccer has a a policy requiring players to “stand respectfully” during the national anthem.

U.S. women's national soccer team has called to repeal the policy that requires players to stand during the national anthem

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Doja Cat donates $100,000 to Breonna Taylor

In honor of Breonna's birthday (which was last Friday), rapper/singer Doja Cat donated 100,000 dollars to the Justice for Breonna Taylor fund.

In her bio, she links the GoFundMe started up by those close to Breonna's family's. Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old EMT who was murdered by the Louisville Metro Police Dept while in her apartment with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker.

The 3 officers responsible for her death have still not been arrested or charged for her murder. If you'd like to donate to Breonna's family click the link here. Share the link as well as hashtags to keep Breonna's name and memory active throughout social media.

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Alia Shawkat Apologizes for Using the N-Word


A video surfaced from 2016 in which Alia, then 27, used the n-word at an interview. She now claims that she was quoting a song and that she has learned an important lesson.

Do you accept her apology?


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The Challenge Alumni React to Dee Nguyen Getting Fired By MTV

MTV's The Challenge announced that they've fired Dee Nguyen after she made racist and disparaging comments about BLM. Many of the show's past and current contestants are speaking out about their experiences and calling out MTV for not doing enough.

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Netflix, BritBox and BBC iPlayer remove 'Come Fly With Me' and 'Little Britain'

- The BBC stated that “There’s a lot of historical programming available on BBC iPlayer, which we regularly review. Times have changed since Little Britain first aired so it is not currently available on BBC iPlayer.”
- Both shows had a history of blackface and yellowface
- Matt Lucas apologised last year after being called out for it on Twitter, stating that ‘If I could go back and do Little Britain again, I wouldn’t make those jokes about transvestites. I wouldn’t play black characters,’ he revealed. ‘Basically, I wouldn’t make that show now. It would upset people. We made a more cruel kind of comedy than I’d do now.’ The actor added to the Big Issue: ‘Society has moved on a lot since then and my own views have evolved. There was no bad intent there – the only thing you could accuse us of was greed. We just wanted to show off about what a diverse bunch of people we could play.’
- David Walliams has said nothing, and did yellowface as Kim Jong-Un for halloween in 2017.

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Roswell: New Mexico S2 Finale Promo "Mr Jones"

Having realized that a deadly threat has infiltrated CrashCon, the busiest event of the year, Liz realizes that she can't save everyone she loves -- and with Max facing immediate danger, she and Isobel must make a heart-wrenching choice. Meanwhile, Michael finds himself caught up in the conflict between Jesse and Alex once again, even as Maria's life hangs in the balance elsewhere, and Kyle faces a moral dilemma when the enemy requires medical attention.

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Harry Styles Offered His Seat to Katy Perry When He Learned She Was Pregnant

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When Katy Perry told Harry Styles that she was pregnant, he responded by offering her his seat.

“It was so funny. I actually saw him on a plane before I announced that I was pregnant...We were having a conversation and I was like, ‘Yeah, and I’m pregnant,’ just like off the cuff, because I was like, what else do you say?”

“He was so sweet... I was, like, crouching down by his seat on the plane and once I had told him that, he got up out of his seat and he was like, ‘Here, sit in my seat.’ And I was like, ‘No! I’ll just go and sit in my own seat, which is right across the way,’ but he’s, like, a complete gentleman.”

Katy is expecting a girl with her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom, who has a 9-year-old son with his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.

Whose music have you listened to more in quarantine?

Katy Perry
Harry Styles
Listened to both the same amount
Haven't listened to either in quarantine


Chrissy Teigen tweets and picks her favorite sandwiches 🥪

AKA: Just an excuse to talk about food / sandwiches...

A Twitter user shared a photo of a “Encyclopedia of Sandwiches” asking others to tag themselves. ONTD Fave Chrissy Teigen responded with her choices: 1 (Bacon, Egg & Cheese), 2 (Grilled Cheese), 4 (Bánh mì), 5 (BLT), 14 (Meatball Sub), 18 (Gyro), 21 (Patty Melt) and 23 (French Dip).

Tag yourself ONTD

Favorite sandwiches?

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DC's Stargirl 1x05 Promo "Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite"

HALLOWEEN IN BLUE VALLEY — As Courtney (Brec Bassinger) sets her sights on recruiting more members to the Justice Society of America, Pat (Luke Wilson) finds himself one step closer to learning which ISA members may be in Blue Valley. Meanwhile, a search for Rick (Cameron Gellman) leads Courtney, Yolanda (Yvette Monreal) and Beth (Anjelika Washington) to Cindy Burman’s (Meg DeLacy) Halloween party.

David Straiton directed the episode written by Melissa Carter (#105). Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Hunter Sansone and Christopher James Baker also star.


The View: Chris Wallace, Adrienne Bankert, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, and Meghan


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Ontd do you remember Dinosaurs “not the mama” baby?

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Pete Wentz is trending because Twitter is reminded that he's half black

It started when Fall Out Boy announced on their Twitter (above) that they are donating $100K to BLM causes.

Per his Wikipedia page "Wentz is of English and German descent on his father's side and Afro-Jamaican descent on his mother's side."

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which celebs did you not realize were biracial, ONTD?

The Rom-Com Formula, Explained

The Rom-Com Formula: Two people at odds, a meet-cute, misunderstanding or an outright lie, an adorably clumsy heroine, a red herring love interest, a whimsical job, a big apartment, zany side characters, kissing in the rain, the epiphany, the happy-ever-after... and more. What makes this "comfort food" of cinema so irresistible? The contradictory Rom-Com Genre has had its ups and downs, but these unrealistic yet ever-relatable movies are seeing a comeback. In this video we analyze what makes this genre, and what it tells us about love.


favorite rom-com?? // what rom-com tropes you do love/hate?
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C-Pop group WayV comeback!!

WayV's long-awaited comeback is finally here! The MV for Turn Back Time, the title track from their 1st full album Awaken The World premiered today!

The MV was originally filmed back at the end of March, but their CB was pushed back, apparently because of the virus. In addition to the months long delay, today's video premiere was delayed by almost 8 hours because of last minute edits due to some insensitive pins and patches used in the styling.

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This album is so good!!! WayV kings of everything I think <3 What's your favorite track ONTD? Mine might be Bad Alive
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Disney Sets Feature Based On Lionel Richie’s Greatest Hits

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Looking forward to the “Hello” scene.

Also, this has possibility of being very good since Richie has a pretty good catalog.

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