June 15th, 2020

Issa Rae Discusses the Finale of 'Insecure' with Entertainment Tonight (SPOILERS in post)

So, what the eff happened?! [well -] Well:

* Tiffany's missing but is eventually found safe as postpartum depression has come to a head. Thankfully she and Derek are fine but she is clearly broken.

* Andrew finally has enough of Molly's selfishness and breaks up with her (OP NOTE: CALL ME ANDREW! I WILL APPRECIATE YOU AND (since we're both named Andrew) CAN GO BY MY MIDDLE NAME SO THINGS AREN'T WEIRD!)

* Lawrence gets the Job in San Francisco and Issa chooses their relationship HOWEVER -

* Condola reveals she is PREGANT and keeping the baby, with the episode hinting that Issa ends it after she tells him

* Lastly, we get a shot of Molly, now without a man and suddenly ALL the time & empathy, thanking Issa for meeting her at their favorite restaurant as the camera pans out to seeing her talk (hopefully groveling but who can never be sure)


5 Seconds Of Summer Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Fans

Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood + Ashton Irwin (Australian pop-punk band 5 Seconds Of Summer) have been exposed for allegedly assaulting young fans.

Michael was previously under fire just a few days ago, after old tweets and videos of him resurfaced being racist and sexist, and making inappropriate jokes to his band members.

All members bar Ashton were around 17 in 2013. Ashton was 19.
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Kit Harington debuts buzz cut in London

Kit Harington was spotted in London (without a mask) sporting a new buzz cut on a walk with his dog. In 2018 he told Entertaiment Weekly that he wanted to cut his hair to "make himself less recognizable" as Jon Snow.

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ONTD: Do you look better with long or short hair?

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Celebs react to law that protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination


Barbra Streisand gifts George Floyd's daughter Disney shares

- The family posted to social media about the gift.
- The post did not mention how many shares were gifted.
- She also gave the Gianna two of her albums, "My Name Is Barbra" and "Color Me Barbra."
- Earlier this month Texas Southern University announced Gianna has a full scholarship to the school should she decide to attend.


ONTD Roundup


Jameela Jamil Likes Tweet Critiquing Kristen Bell's "Purple People" Kids Book

Fans have noticed that not only are former The Good Place costars Jameela Jamil and Kristen Bell not following each other on Instagram or Twitter, Jameela also liked a tweet criticizing Kristen's new kids book about colorblindness.

Jameela liked Matthew A. Cherry's tweet about Kristen's much criticized children's book, which said "I see the term "I don't care if you're purple" quite literally made it to book form."

Jameela previously tweeted out criticism against white celebrities sharing copaganda (media of cops hugging protesters, for example). Fans suggested that she @ Kristen directly, who has diligently been sharing cops doing good deeds on her Instagram in the middle of the worldwide protests against police brutality and killings towards Black lives. To be fair to Kristen, she also has been sharing BLM posts and media about systemic racism, seemingly trying to Krasinski herself on both sides.

By the looks of it, Jameela isn't here for Kristen's brand of white feminism. And like Queen of the White Feminists Taylor Swift, Kristen is opting to ignore all criticism and only like tweets praising her, quite like she did when the Veronica Mars season four backlash happened.

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Timothée Chamalet exposed for spreading Chlamydia during his days at NYU

There is a rumor that Timothée Chalamet spread chlamydia across the NYU campus while he was a student.

In the fall of 2015, the actor was enrolled at the New York University. Though he allegedly left in the spring the following year, Timothee's legacy at the campus apparently lived on. In 2018, a rumor started to spread that the young actor had a sexually transmitted disease. Now, it’s all over Twitter with NYU alumni stating that this rumor is nothing new to them.

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Oscars set new ceremony date + eligibility extension ++ Emmy news

Rumored to be announced this weekend, the Academy Board of Governors meet today and made the following new rules on this year's Oscars:

-- The ceremony has been postponed two months to April 25, 2021. It will still happen at the Dolby Theater and will still air live on ABC.
-- Films released in January and February of 2021 will now be eligible.
-- Nominations will be announced March 15.
-- The Governors Awards, held as a seperate event in November, has been canceled. Honorees and how they will be honoed will be announced at a later date.
-- The Sci-Tech Awards ceremony planned for June has also been postponed.

The Television Academy also had their own announcements to make today in regards to its award ceremonies:

-- The Creative Arts Emmys, previously set for September 12 & 13, will now be virtual over not-yet-scheduled nights in September.
-- The Governor's Ball afterparties after both the Creative Arts and Primetime ceremonies have been canceled.
-- Primetime Emmy ceremony is still scheduled to take place September 20, but ABC and the TV Academy haven't said how (tho in-person seems incredibly unlikely given the changes they just made today).

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Brian Austin Green Spotted On A Lunch Date With Courtney Stodden

TMZ spotted Brian Austin Green (46) on a lunch date with Courtney Stodden (25). The pair was spotted at a local Mexican eatery in Los Angeles.

Brian announced last month that he and wife Megan Fox (34) had separated. Megan has been linked with rapper Machine Gun Kelly.


'Jurassic World: Dominion' U.K. Production to Restart in July

Jurassic World: Dominion is set to become one of the first major studio titles to restart filming in the U.K. The film was forced on hiatus in March due to the pandemic.

Universal has confirmed that production will restart on July 6 at Pinewood Studios. Pre-production is scheduled to begin this week.

Universal says that they will be implementing their own safety and health regulations in addition to following the U.K.'s own regulations regarding social distancing and other coronavirus-related safety standards.

Update: Deadline reports that Universal is reportedly spending $5 million on safety protocols, including Covid-19 tests, hand sanitizer stations, and on-site medical staff.

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Colin Trevorrow returns to direct the big budget sequel starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Chris and Bryce will also be forced to undergo a two week quarantine.

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Celebrities react to the death of Florida activist Oluwatoyin Salau

Friends and family of Oluwatoyin Salau are in mourning today, after the body of the 19-year-old Tallahassee, FL activist was recovered by police, the victim of an apparent homicide.

Following a local #BlackLivesMatter protest on Friday, June 5, Salau, who often went by the nickname "Toyin," parted with her friends for an undetermined destination, having fled "unjust living conditions" in her family home. In a haunting series of tweets that would prove her last, Salau would recount what happened from there.

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She was reported missing that same day, and the Tallahassee Police Department is said to have been made aware of her tweets. By the time Salau was found on Sunday, however, it was too late.

Upon confirming Salau's death today, the TPD has also announced that a suspect, identified as 49-year-old Aaron Glee, Jr., is in custody. No further details of the investigation have been released as of this posting.

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ETA: At the time of her disappearance, Toyin was actively seeking refuge from her abusive parents and siblings, who have since attempted to financially benefit from her death via GoFundMe. Please direct any funds to the Cash App of her friend Danaya Hemphill at $DHemphill21. (Source)

Sources: [Salau's Twitter,]1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Tallahassee Democrat, [misc celeb Twitters]1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Rest in power, Toyin 💔 #SayHerName

The Absolute Best Candy Bars Ranked From Worst To First

America loves its candy bars, and some of the most popular candy bars date back more than 100 years. But which ones are the best, and which ones leave the most to be desired? Here are the rankings from yuckiest to yummiest.

Butterfinger | 0:00
Almond Joy/Mounds | 1:10
Skor/Heath | 1:59
Mr. Goodbar | 2:36
PayDay | 3:21
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar | 4:13
3 Musketeers | 4:57
Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme | 5:41
Crunch | 6:19
100 Grand | 6:56
Twix | 7:36
Milky Way | 8:24
Kit Kat | 9:13
Reese's Take 5 | 10:04
Snickers | 10:53


Megan Thee Stallion debuts new hair, attends All Black Lives Matter March in LA


Megan Thee Stallion debuted new rainbow colored hair over the weekend. She also attended an #AllBlackLivesMatter march in Los Angeles.

The #AllBlackLivesMatter March was a Pride event and it also highlighted the importance of supporting Black LGBTQ+ individuals, who are often overlooked/ignored in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Halsey says the US is a 3rd world country and is rightfully mocked on twitter

Singer Halsey decided to make a thread about US injustices but she had the incredible idea of comparing the US with 3rd world countries:

Of course people from actual 3rd world countries mocked her and dragged her:
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ONTD, do you know what a 3rd world country actually is??
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Canada's Drag Race Releases Extended Trailer and List of Judges & Special Guests

Canada's Drag Race has released a brand new extended trailer, along with the list of judges and special guests:

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The line-up looks super Canadian. I mean, [Spoiler (click to open)]Mary Walsh? That's fantastic! And happy to see [Spoiler (click to open)]Deborah Cox there as she's given so many bops to the gays! And [Spoiler (click to open)]Michelle DuBarry as a special guest is such a wonderful surprise! Who are you excited for? (And, yes, we know so many of our Canadian faves aren't in the list, but there's always S2!)

WSJ reveals Quibi already burned through $1.75 billion; also it was going to be named "Omakase"

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ONTD, where would you have liked to spend that cool $1.75 billion instead?


Ben Stiller, Oscar Isaac Team for Sci-Fi Movie 'London'

Ben Stiller and Oscar Isaac are teaming up for a sci-fi film.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Stiller will direct and Isaac will star in the Lionsgate film ‘London’.

The film is an adaptation of a short story by ‘The Snowman’ author Jo Nesbo. The script will be written by Oscar winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, A Star Is Born).

No other details have been released and the plot remains a secret.


HBO Max renews “Love Life” for a second season

Romantic comedy anthology series “Love Life” starring Anna Kendrick with Zoë Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compère and Jin Ha has been renewed for a second season by HBO Max.

The show was created by Sam Boyd (who serves as co-showrunner) along with Bridget Bedard. Boyd and Bedard also executive produce with Kendrick and filmmaker Paul Feig.

“Love Life” is the first original HBO Max series to be renewed since the new unnecessary service launched in May.

The first season followed Anna Kendrick on her journey to finding love in New York City. HBO Max released the final four episodes of season 1 last Thursday.

Season 2 will remain set in New York City and follow a new character, “one which explores what happens when you’ve lived your whole life knowing who your soulmate is, only to find out years into a marriage that it’s not the right fit at all.“

Kendrick’s character, Darby, will appear in the new season occasionally.

"It’s been a labor of love working with everyone on Love Life and all who helped shaped Darby and brought her story to life. I am excited to be able to collaborate again with the team on a new character and their journey,” Kendrick said in a statement.

Surprisingly enjoyed this. Mainly an excuse to talk about the show. Anyone else binge this? Thoughts on the finale?


The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever- Kaitlyn Bristowe

-Kaitlyn came in 3rd place on Chris Soules' season.
-This season of The Bachelorette started out with Kaitlyn and Britt (also from Chris' season) competing to get the title role.
-Nick made his second appearance on The Bachelorette, Shawn and his nose really hated him
-Ben Higgins became the Bachelor



ONTD Original: Are you looking for new K-pop groups? Check out "Road to Kingdom"

What is "Road to Kingdom"?

Last year, Korean TV channel MNet debuted "Queendom," a friendly competition show between female groups/artists. This year, they're planning on doing a male version called "Kingdom."

"Road to Kingdom" is the preliminary round, where seven, lesser-known boy bands are battling for a shot at performing on "Kingdom." After three rounds of performing originals and covers, the top 5 groups will compete in a live finale this coming Thursday, and the top one to two groups will move onto "Kingdom."

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The six groups in Round 3 were also randomly partnered for collaboration stages:

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The final five groups have each released a new single, which they will perform during the finale. Streaming points for the singles will factor into the final score.

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How can I watch the show?
Episodes with English subtitles are available here.

When is the finale?
The last episode will air this Thursday 8pm KST (7am EST/4am PST). The final ranking will be determined by cumulative score from the previous three rounds + streaming points from their singles + views of their performances on Youtube and Naver TV (only the FULL ver. videos from their official channel count) + votes from domestic and international fans on the Whosfan app.

Both the group that wins the final round and the group with the highest cumulative points throughout the competition are eligible to advance to "Kingdom." But if the same group wins the final round AND has the highest cumulative points, then only that group will participate in "Kingdom."

This show has taken over my entire life in the past few weeks, it is both needlessly cruel to the contestants and utterly engrossing, and I'm rooting for everyone at this point. If anyone has questions, I'm here!

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Elijah Daniel and KJ Apa fight over BLM activism


Youtube person(?) Elijah Daniel was wondering why KJ Apa has been pretty silent about BLM, even tho he starred in The Hate U Give, a movie about police brutality

One week later Archie Andrews replied that he doesn't need to prove to anyone that he has been fighting for BLM by posting about it on his social media

[Kj Apa has 18 million followers on Instagram & 2 million on twitter]

they do have a history:
Elijah Daniel is fighting with the Riverdale cast on twitter

ontd, should celebrities use their social media for important causes or be active in silence?

“White Fragility” once again tops the New York Times bestseller list

The author of "White Fragility" is a white corporate consultant named Robin Diangelo. It's topped the New York Times bestsellers list for the past few weeks.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says A Lot Of Pop Culture Is ‘Pornographic’: ‘We Don’t See People As People’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants people to remember the human beings behind art.

“I considered myself an artist even back then, which, I grant, was pretentious. But a lot of pop culture is pornographic. We don’t see people as people. We see them as things, and when we watch pornography we don’t see the people in the video as people, either. We don’t think about who they are or what their lives are like. We just see them as a thing. We do that to each other in general. We put labels on people and objectify them, rather than trying to understand them as a whole person.”

His view on objectification has affected how he views his own life as a public figure.

“I’m guarded about not putting myself out there for that sort of consumption of objectification.”


Accent Expert Reviews British Accents in Movies, from 'Mrs. Doubtfire' to 'Maleficent' | Vanity Fair

Accent expert and actor Amy Walker breaks down British accents by American actors in movies including ‘Maleficent,' 'Ocean's Thirteen,' 'The Iron Lady,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Bridget Jones' Baby,' 'The Parent Trap,' 'Shakespeare in Love' and 'Imagine Me & You.'

Amy Walker is an actress, singer and writer/creator renowned for her authentic accents and portrayals. AmyWalkerOnline.com • YouTube.com/AmiableWalker


fave British accent done by an non-british actress/actor?? favorite British accent??

ONTD Original - ONTD University Investigates the Bon Appétit/Conde Nast Salary Gap

As previously reported, Bon Appétit (and their larger parent company Conde Nast) underpaid BIPOC (black + indigenous and persons of color) workers and had issues with workplace toxicity including sexism, homophobia, and racism. Now, the source that broke the news about former Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Andy Rapoport in brownface also posted a Google Sheets of Conde Nast staff reporting their salaries.

After obtaining funding from Russian ad revenue, ONTD University's xhurlyburly conducted a research study to determine whether Conde Nast is underpaying BIPOC, LGBQ, and women.

I hypothesized the following:
1. BIPOC get paid less relative to white counterparts.
2. Sexual minorities get paid less relative to straight counterparts.
3. Women get paid less relative to men.
4. The degree in which BIPOC are underpaid is dependent on whether they are also women and/or sexual minorities.

But before we get into the nitty-gritty, we need to lay out some things first.
[Boring (but important) statistical disclaimers.]1. Analyses were conducted using a three-way interaction linear regression analyses.
2. 4 entries were excluded due to exceedingly low salary (< 10000 USD) without clarification in the notes/comments (e.g., salary reported by day/week), as it's unclear what the intended salary is for those entries.
3. Gender non-binary/gender fluid was excluded from analyses due to issues with low sample size for this group in the context of conducting analyses (Long story short, the interactions/intersectional identities we're looking at requires a sizable sample across all combinations. However, non-binary/gender fluid only had a sample size of 7, so I strictly looked at man/woman for gender identity. Similarly, analyses with non-binary/gender fluid by itself is also not feasible due to sample size.
4. The following variables were used as covariates to control for confounds: transgender, years in role, years of experience, number of indirect reports, and number of direct reports.
5. Unfortunately, I was unable to categorize titles/job roles and control for it as a confounding variable due to unfamiliarity with the field and how jobs should be grouped together.
6. Data reflects what was on the Google Sheets as of 3:04PM PST 6/15/2020.

The results:
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Citation for Buzzfeed if they choose to steal this ONTD Original: HurlyBurly, X. (2020). ONTD original - ONTD university investigates the Bon Appétit/Conde Nast salary gap. ONTD Original, 39(2), 87-94.

Get the citation right Buzzfeed Buzzards (Copyrighted by Carly Rae Jepsen), I need the h-index, and ONTD needs the impact factor score.

Tessa Thompson & Marwan Kenzari To Star In Fencing Thriller ‘Balestra’

Deadline confirms that Tessa Thompson and Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin) will star in the psychological thriller Balestra.

Mister Smith, Endeavor Content and CAA Media Finance will be shopping the film during next week’s Cannes virtual market.

Thompson will also be an executive producer and the film will be directed by Nicole Dorsey (Black Conflux).

Balestra follows a disgraced competitive fencer named Joanna Bathory (Thompson), who is desperate to win Olympic gold. Bathory begins using experimental technology, allowing her to train while she’s sleeping. In her dreams she encounters a mysterious stranger named Elliot (Kenzari). The two begin a dangerous affair that threatens her marriage and her career.

The screenplay was written by Imran Zaidi and it was based on an original story by Aron Eli Coleite.

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Tessa also said that she’s excited to being work as both an actor and producer. And she’s excited to work with Nicole Dorsey. Pre production is slated to being when the actors finish other commitments.

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Will Arnett & his girlfriend Alessandra Brawn have welcomed a son

Alexander Denison "Denny" Arnett was born on May 27th to Alessandra Brawn and Will Arnett (50), who have been dating since last year.

Alexander joins older brothers Archie, Abel, (from Arnett's previous marriage to Amy Poehler) & Nash (from Brawn's previous marriage to Jon Neidich).