June 11th, 2020

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 7x04 - 'Out of the Past' Promo



S.H.I.E.L.D. goes noir to tell the story about Agent Sousa (Guest star Enver Gjokaj), Peggy Carter's old partner from 'Agent Carter' and the first fallen member of S.H.I.E.L.D., he was supposed to expose Hydra's presence within the agency, when he got killed, now the team should choose between saving Sousa or changing history in it's first Black and White episode (?)

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ONTD, what did you think about Sousa's return?

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"Live PD" cancelled by A&E network



A&E has canceled its flagship series Live PD, one of the highest-rated shows on basic cable. A week after Live P.D. was pulled in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the reality series’ hiatus has been made permanent.

This comes a day after Paramount Network cancelled Cops

This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” the network said in a statement to Deadline. “Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them. And with that, we will be meeting with community and civil rights leaders as well as police departments.

This week, Austin outlets reported on the March 2019 death of Javier Ambler during a police stop, which was allegedly captured by the Live P.D. crew but the video has been destroyed.

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Twitter now challenges you to Read before you Retweet


- Only certain Twitter users on Android devices will be affected by this test for now.

- This self-described "experiment" aims to "improve the health of a conversation as it gets started" as well as to "see if reminding people to read an article before they share it leads to more informed discussion."

- As always with these brand new features, you can just ignore the prompt and "go ahead and Retweet."

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Is Heather Dubrow returning to RHOC? Maybe!!!!



Heather Dubrow teased a possible return to The Real Housewives Of Orange County during an appearance on “Behind the Velvet Rope podcast with David Yontef”.

“It's a tough question,” Heather said when asked if she would return to RHOC. “Honestly, I would never say never. You just don't know what life is gonna throw your way or how circumstances change or what you feel like doing. I don't even know what that set of circumstances would look like.”

Do you want Heather back on RHOC?

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Indie Film Release Guide: June 12th [An ONTD Original]

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Every week, more and more states are opening up things that have been closed since March because of Covid-19 - retail stores, gyms, restaraunts, bars, and most relevant to this post, movie theaters. It's hard to say how successful they will be in reopening, considering there is still no proven treatment or vaccine for Covid-19, but there are obviously a number of people clamoring to get back in the AC and watch movies on the big screen. But for now, studios continue to send their releases to the small screen via streaming and VOD services, and they are highlighted in this post.

Note on last week's new release Shirley: I didn't know this at the time, but it's available on Hulu, if you're interested in watching and didn't want to pay to rent it. Same with The Painter and the Thief from a few weeks ago - I suspect both are available there because of Neon's distribution deal with Hulu.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney - except where noted. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have already come to VOD: June 5th, May 29th, and May 22nd.


Da 5 Bloods



Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Jonathan Majors
Writer: Danny Bilson, Paul de Meo, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
Director: Spike Lee
Genre: Drama, War
Plot: Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.
What you should know: The film was supposed to premiere at Cannes 2020.
Where to stream: Netflix

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD?
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New Order and the Pet Shop Boys announce rescheduled tour dates for 2021



Instead of cancelling their tour, the two bands have decided to push the tour to 2021. Any tickets bought for this summer's tour will be accepted, but if anyone prefers a refund, Live Nation will be emailing with that option, too.

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ONTD, do you think life will fully be back to normal in a year?
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Review Roundup for 2020's Most Anticipated Movie, "Artemis Fowl"


  • Some of Book!Artemis comes through, sometimes it's this completely 'nice' movie version.

  • The acting is fine though.


Currently sitting pretty at 31 on Metacritic 😳 and 15% on Rotten Tomatoes 😩

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"Artemis Fowl" is FINALLY available to watch on Disney+ Tomorrow!

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Kylie Jenner breaks social distancing rules to attend Stassie's Michael Jordan-themed birthday party



-Stassie Karanikolaou's 23rd birthday bash took place on Monday, hence the Michael Jordan theme (he was number 23)
-Kylie wasn't wearing a mask, which comes as no surprise seeing as how she's been hanging out with Stassie the whole time
-Stassie had various cakes, cupcakes, and cookies with her face printed on them
-Kylie was also spotted at LA club Bootsy Bellows on Sunday night with Kendall's friend Fai - they had the club open for only them

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ONTD Roundup

Kelly Clarkson Files for Divorce From Husband Brandon Blackstock



Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock in Los Angeles on June 4, ET confirms.

The couple got married in 2013 and share two children together, 5 year old daughter River and 4 year old son Remington.

The couple recently put their Los Angeles home on the market. TMZ reported back in May that Kelly was selling her $10 million Los Angeles home.

ET reached out to Kelly’s team but hasn’t gotten a response.

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Harry Styles reschedules tour for next year + New Fine Line pics

https://instagram.com/p/CBQ_vVkHVIN


Harry took to Instagram to announce that his Love on Tour North American shows will unsurprisingly be rescheduled to next year. He also took the opportunity to sound off about social developments in the world right now.

The caption reads: "This summer we were excited to be bringing Love On Tour to North America. However, due to the ongoing threat from Covid-19 we have been forced to reschedule these dates to next summer. The well-being of my crew, and all the fans around the world will always hold top priority. I can’t wait to see you all out on the road, as soon as it’s safe to do so. We are in a moment of necessary change and growth in the world. I will be using this time to listen, and to educate myself on how I can help more in the fight for justice and equal rights for all in the future. I hope that you will take the time to do the same. Treat people with kindness. I love you all. H"

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'Succession' cast reunites for virtual Q&A panel


+ The cast of HBO's Succession recently reunited (last May) in the Variety Streaming Room for a virtual roundtable to discuss their work on the show and what to expect next season.
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Merriam-Webster to Update its Definition of Racism Thanks to One Black Woman from Missouri



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Having gotten into many a conversation about racism and injustice where people kept whipping out dictionary definitions of racism to dismiss her, Missouri woman Kennedy Mitchum emailed the publishers of Merriam-Webster to tell them she thought their definition of racism was lacking. And they emailed back that they agreed and are now in the process of updating the definition. In the past, definitions have been short due to print limitations, but that's not as much of a concern with the internet/online versions. The dictionary gets updated/revised about 2-3 times a year so the new definition will probably appear in the next revision.

Their definition at the time: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. / a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles / a political or social system founded on racism

"I kept having to tell them that definition is not representative of what is actually happening in the world. The way that racism occurs in real life is not just prejudice it's the systemic racism that is happening for a lot of black Americans," said Mitchum about these arguments.

After receiving word that Merriam-Webster would update the definition: “I was super happy because I really felt like that was a step in a good direction for a lot of positive change for a lot of different positive conversations that can really help change the world and helps change how people view things.”

"I think we can express this more clearly to bring the idea of an asymmetrical power structure into the language of this definition, but it's there," said editor at large Peter Sokolowski. "The mission for [Noah] Webster himself, you know, back in his first dictionary in 1806, was to essentially present the current active vocabulary of American English and that's still our mission today."

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Celebrity reactions (please spare me your definition of celebrity) to qualify the post

Actress Susan Kelechi Watson (This is Us)


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Chloe x Halle cover "Teen Vogue"

https://instagram.com/p/CBS0StWnXeL



-Chloe x Halle cover " Teen Vogue". They were photographed by drones.

-They discuss a more mature sound, embracing their sexuality while'keeping it classy and cute'.

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Interview, pics, and a special look inside their personalities by the person who knows them best, under the Spoiler cut

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TV Execs, Writers Grapple With COVID-19 Era Scripts



*As a follow up to the previous post about film/TV production resuming in California, some posters were wondering how things such as love scenes and fight scenes would be handled when guidelines advise as much social distancing as possible on sets.

*The answer....who know?

*Writers are being asked to cut sex scenes and fight scenes, and also to shorten script page counts, and asked to rethink scripts in a way that can be shot with new guidelines.

*Some writers are holding off on changes, not wanting to rewrite scripts multiple times as guidelines are updated and changed.

*Some show runners and writers talked about potential problems they forsee.

*Marta Kauffman, showrunner of Netflix's Grace and Frankie, says the age of their lead actors can pose issues. The show planned scenes set in assisted living situations with a crowd, which they no longer can do. And definitely not a lot of kissing scenes with older actors.

*Kenya Barris says the Freeform series Grownish poses a different set of issues due to being set on a college campus. "It's literally about a place where people gather, and you can only do so many [contained] bottle episodes before it starts to lose the tone and feeling of what the show is."

*Mythic Quest's Rob McElhenney says a scene set at an E3 conference had to be scrapped and rewritten due to crowd size.

*Sera Gamble, creator of You, isn't interested in CGIing the intimate scenes her show uses, saying we aren't at a place where you can fake a kiss with actors via visual effects.

*Days of multiple takes on set will probably be over, and many scenes will have to be CGI--for example, a birthday party storyline might have two actors reminiscing about the party, with CGI flashbacks of the party.

*Other ideas include shooting group scenes with actors separately, then combining them in post production, or quarantining actors together for 14 days with regular Covid testing, if the actors are OK with that. "And if they're not, you're fucked," says one executive, "because you can't force an actor to do something that they're not comfortable with."

*One thing is for sure--multiple show runners and writers say characters shaking hands is a thing of the past.

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Would you watch a CGI love scene featuring Penn Badgley, ONTD?

ONTD Original: Top 15 Opening TV Credits of the last 20 years.

15. Prison Break (Season 1)

Simple, short, and does a great work to build the entire action-packed feeling of the show. Considering this was done 15 years ago. It's great!

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ONTD, your favorite TV Titles?
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Starbucks bans employees from wearing anything in support of Black Lives Matter



An internal memo sent to Starbucks employees last week specifically warned staffers against wearing accessories or clothes bearing messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Starbucks said, "We respect all of our partners’ opinions and beliefs, and encourage them to bring their whole selves to work while adhering to our dress code policy,".

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The Future of Gaming PS5 Roundup



The next generation of gaming for Playstation is almost here. Today, Sony revealed the new look of their Playstation 5 console, along with showcasing teasers and gameplay for games set to be released during or after the release of the PS5. The price and release date of the PS5 still hasn't been revealed.

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Here are some of the most anticipated games to look forward to on the new PS5:

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What game/s are you looking forward to playing, ontd? 
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ONTD Sequel: Current and Upcoming Dev Patel Roles



Yes, it's the follow-up post you never asked for to a post you don't even remember reading! Beneath the cut are four films; two of which you've surely already heard me complaining about not having seen and two others that you may know nothing about. Either way, I invite you into this sloppy sophomore slump of a post to feast your eyes on Dev's upcoming work!
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Jessica Mulroney threatens to end black influencer's career after #BlackLivesMatter criticism

I’ve been silent. Not anymore!⁣ ⁣ I’m used to being so transparent on this platform. I think it’s the main reason why most of you follow me. Today, I’m opening up about something that has been haunting me for the last week. I have felt like a complete fraud fighting for racial equality and using my voice openly here, while letting a white woman silence mine behind closed doors. In sharing this very personal story, I know that I am risking a lot. Opening myself up to criticism, bullying and potential ramifications with my job in this space. However, I must speak my truth. Enough is enough. Hopefully my voice will be heard by many and help change things for the next generation and for my daughter Maxwell... because I will be dammed if my child ever has to deal with this level of ignorance.

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  • Jessica Mulroney is Meghan Markle's best friend, stylist/TV host, and the millionaire heiress of a Canadian shoe empire. She and her husband Ben Mulroney (son of former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney) are considered the gatekeepers of elite Toronto society. She has 404k instagram followers.


  • Sasha Exeter is a black Canadian influencer with 58k instagram followers.


  • On Wednesday, Sasha posted an instagram video titled "MY AMY COOPER EXPERIENCE". Sasha describes an experience last week where she despaired at influential people being silent about the Black Lives Matter movement, and made a general call to action on her instagram, urging influencers to use their platform to speak up. She did not call out Jessica by name, or mention her in any way.


  • Jessica was offended anyway, and proceeded to block Sasha on instagram. She then sent Sasha a legal letter as well as several messages saying that she had a TV show to promote and "their lives matter too".


  • Jessica then went a step further and threatened Sasha's livelihood and career, sending her a message that said: "I have also spoken to companies and people about the way you have treated me unfairly. You think your voice matters - well, it only matters if you express it with kindness and without shaming people who are simply trying to learn. Good luck."


  • Again, Sasha did not mention Jessica by name in any way.


  • After the backlash when Sasha posted her video, Jessica unblocked Sasha and commented with an apology: "@sashaexeter, you are right when you say "this shit needs to stop". As leaders, we need to join hands and call out wrongs. I know we have different experiences. And that is something, even in the course of a heated argument, I need to acknowledge and understand. I am unequivocally sorry for not doing that with you and for any hurt I've caused. As I told you privately, I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where race was front and centre. It was deeply educational. I learned a lot from that. I promise to continue to learn and listen on how I can use my privilege to elevate and support black voices."


  • Jessica's "closest friend" whose experience with race was "front and centre" is presumably Meghan Markle.

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Chromeo's Statement On New Release Date And BLM



Chromeo was set to release their new EP Quarantine Casanova last week on June 5th but due to ongoing protests and in recognition with BLM, they pushed it a week. It will be available tomorrow, Friday and their new Instagram video discusses that all proceeds of digital downloads, merch, and vinyl of the EP will go directly into the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund!

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'Ghosts Of War' Trailer



'Five battle-hardened American soldiers are assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.'

Starring Brenton Thwaites, Alan Ritchson, Skylar Astin, Theo Rossi, Kyle Gallner, Billy Zane, Shaun Toub and was written and directed by Eric Bress.

Opens in theaters, On Demand, and Digital on July 17, 2020.

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Pete Davidson's biggest fear is getting caught masturbating by his Mom



While promoting his new movie The King of Staten Island basement dweller Pete Davidson says he masturbates about 2 times a day with nothing better else to do during the pandemic and that his biggest fear right now is being caught by his mother. He says he makes sure she is showering or cooking before he attempts anything.

He also says the reason he made this movie is to show his mother that he and his sister would he okay if she started dating (Pete's mother has not dated anyone since her husband died nearly 19 years ago). He thinks the reason she never dated was because of guilt and that Pete took up so much of her time being a problem child.

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The celebs are at it again with another cringe video, this time about Black Lives Matter

Confluential Films and the NAACP have partnered to launch the impact-oriented campaign, I Take Responsibility, where influential voices from the white community take responsibility for turning the racist tide in America. #itakeresponsibility itakeresponsibility.org #blacklivesmatter

Who are the celebrities in the ‘I take responsibility video?

Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Aly Raisman,  Bethany Joy Lenz, Bryce Dallas Howard, Debra Messing, Ilana Glazer,  Justin Theroux, Kesha, Mark Duplass, Piper Perabo and Stanley Tucci.

Everyone involved in this should be utterly ashamed of themselves. why are they all treating this like some intense table-read? Aaron Paul and Sarah Paulson especially. so fake.

Here are some helpful links to have a wider understanding of Black Lives Matter and petitions to sign:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CjZMORRVuv-I-qo4B0YfmOTqIOa3GUS207t5iuLZmyA/mobilebasic

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Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock's Marriage 'Hasn't Been Working for a While,' Source Says



A source tells ET that Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s marriage hasn’t been working for a while.

"Kelly and Brandon work together non-stop and that became a contention in their relationship," the source says. "Brandon is the EP of her show as well as her manager. Also, Kelly has always brought up wanting more children, which Brandon doesn't."

In addition to the children he has with Kelly, Brandon has two older children from his previous marriage.

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ET got a copy of the court documents, Kelly filed for divorce on June 4 citing irreconcilable differences.

There is a prenup and Kelly is requesting that the court enforces it and that both parties pay for their own legal fees. Kelly is asking the court to terminate the ability to award spousal support to Blackstock.

She is also requesting joint legal and physical custody of their two children, River Rose, 5, and Remington Alexander, 4.

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Stormzy Pledges £10 Million To Black Charities + Organisations



- The money will be donated over a 10-year period
- Will be releasing more details with his label, #Merky
- People have previously tried to use his success as an example of how 'not racist' Britain is
- He has previously funded scholarships for black students at Cambridge University

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@ other celebs, take notes
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Samantha Ware On Why She Called Out Lea Michele & If She Thinks Lea is Racist

Follow-up to this post.



—— Ware states she "knew from day one" how much of a power-tripping asshole Lea Michele was and that there was "nothing gradual about it".
—— “It was after I did my first performance, that’s when it started – the silent treatment, the stare-downs, the looks, the comments under her breath, the weird passive aggressiveness. It all built up.”

“Lea’s actions were nothing new, so I guess since it was such a common thing, my case didn’t seem like that big of a deal. I remember the first day I actually spoke up and unfortunately no one did anything. They just shrugged it off, like ‘That’s her.’ No one was stopping these things, which is an issue because the environment was helping perpetuate this abuse.”


— Says Lea called threatened her job right in front of everyone in the middle of a set, which both humiliated and scared her. Lea threatened to "call Ryan Murphy" on her.
—— Ryan Murphy's reps declined to comment.
—— Samantha would often stand up for herself only to get shot down by Lea with comments like "shut your mouth".

“It shouldn’t have to take my tweet. When you tweet, “Black lives matter,” that would mean you have an understanding of what that hashtag means, but it’s clear that it doesn’t. Does Lea even know what a microaggression is? I don’t know. All that her apology did was affirm that she hasn’t learned anything. Am I calling Lea a racist? No. Does Lea have racist tendencies? I think Lea suffers from a symptom of living in this world in an industry that is tailored to white people.


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Follow-up post: Jessica Mulroney gets dropped by CTV and sponsors

A follow-up to this post



Since yesterday, self-proclaimed PR expert Jessica Mulroney has posted an Instagram apology, stating that:
-She and Sasha Exeter had a disagreement
-She will allow Black voices to run her social feeds while she learns more
-That she's had an experience with her closest friend (ahem, Meghan Markle) where race was front and centre, that was very educational

But that wasn't good enough, because Sasha Exeter then posted screenshots of legal threats that Jessica sent, after the apology!!

She DM'd Sasha, "Liable suit. Good luck." (She's going to have to learn to spell, too.)



CTV has announced that they are dropping her show I Do, Redo from their platforms. Sponsor Smash & Tess also dropped her. She then posted yet another "apology," saying she will be stepping back from her professional life right now.



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Lady Antebellum change their name to "Lady A"



When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the Southern ‘antebellum’ style home where we took our first photos. As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the South that influenced us… Southern rock, blues, R&B, gospel, and of course country. But we are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before the Civil War, which includes slavery. We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued. Causing pain was never our hearts’ intention, but it doesn’t change the fact that indeed, it did just that. So today, we speak up and make a change. We hope you will dig in and join us.

We understand that many of you may ask the question, ‘Why have you not made this change until now?’ The answer is that we can make no excuse for our lateness to this realization. What we can do is acknowledge it, turn from it and take action.

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Beauty insiders are speaking up about Lea Michelle's toxic behavior. Got replaced by Blake Lively.



- Back in 2012 the devil's spawn signed a $1 million deal to be the face of L’Oréal and she had to give a short, on-camera interview about her beauty routine but she had a tantrum during the taping.
- Two questions in, Lea stood up, said she was done and walked out, leaving everyone standing there in shock.
- The head of L’Oréal asked if she was coming back, and her mother said, ‘No, she’s not.’ and left.
- The 5 year deal was cancelled after a year and she was replaced by Blake Lively. LMAOOOO.

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I guess we now know who's the mastermind behind #LeaMicheleIsOverParty XOXO

Backlash Is Coming Against Shows That Depict "Good Police" and People Are Coming for 'Paw Patrol'

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“Paw Patrol” is a children's cartoon about a squad of canine helpers.

In the wake of everything that's happening in the US right now, people have come for Paw Patrol.

The New York Times took a look into the protests and demand for change and how it's impacting all areas of policing, including cartoon ones. "It’s a joke, but it’s also not," Amanda Hess writes for NYT.

“The effort to publicize police brutality also means banishing the good-cop archetype, which reigns on both television and in viral videos of the protests themselves,” writes Hess

A theatrical film Paw Patrol: The Movie is currently scheduled for an August 2021 release.

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