June 30th, 2020


Sufjan Stevens Announces New Album 'The Ascension' for September Release

On September 25th, Sufjan Stevens is releasing The Ascension, his first solo album since 2015's Carrie and Lowell. His label already posted the 15 song tracklist, and announced a single called "America" will be available on July 3rd.


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Hulu Releases New Pitch "Promo"

Hulu has prompted excitement for prematurely canceled baseball drama Pitch by releasing a quarantine promo last night for the series. The promo was retweeted by multiple actors of the show, causing fans to wonder if hulu would be reviving the series. The spot stars a responsibly social distanced Kylie Bunbury and Mark-Paul Gosselaar practicing their throws. The ad ends with Gosselaar's Lawson telling Bunbury's Ginny, “You’re just itching to get back in there aren’t you?” to which Ginny replies, “Aren’t you?”

Alas, the spot was just for Pitch being back to stream on Hulu. Gosselaar currently stars on Mixed-ish, which was just renewed for season two, and Bunbury will next be seen in Peacock's Brave New World.


Dorinda Medley blasts RHONY costar Ramona & says Bethenny’s departure was a “Huge loss”

RHONY Star Dorinda Medley did not hold back in a new interview with Chanel Omari of “Chanel In The City”.

She said, “I would get on the show and I felt like it was used as a story line as opposed to get off the show and not hear from anybody. And Leah and Sonja really did things through out the season off filming to check in with me. I mean it’s a lot when you're going through a break up, your house is being renovated, your dog died, and I really got the feeling like certain people like Ramona piled on. She found any opportunity to pile on. She would say, “I am in pain, I am in pain.” Well of course I am. How about, “How are you doing?” “You’re drinking so much ....... You’re an alcoholic.” I barely drank this season. When someone is going through a hard time a person is a girls girl. You don’t hit them while you’re down.”

What are her thoughts on Bethenny Frankel? “She was an NFL varsity player so I don’t care what the girls say.. it was a HUGE loss. Bethenny is a great reality star. I don’t care what you say. There’s no way around it!”

Listen to the full interview at the source!

SOURCE https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/exclusive-real-housewives-new-york-city-dorinda-medley/id1455139020?i=1000480277438
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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Mexican Gothic

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.

Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.

And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

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R.I.P. Carl Reiner (1922–2020), American comedy legend

Carl Reiner, whose career in the performing arts spanned eight decades, has passed on. Reiner did a little bit of everything — acting in just about every medium, writing and directing, creating one of the most iconic TV programs of the 1960s in The Dick Van Dyke Show, and establishing a family dynasty in show business that most notably included his actor/director son Rob Reiner. He and Mel Brooks were a longtime comedy duo. He had his final screen credit in Toy Story 4 last summer.

Predeceased by his wife Estelle (of “I’ll have what she’s having.” fame), he is survived by three children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Ex-Husband of 'RHONJ' star Dina Manzo Charged with Conspiring a Mob-style Assault on Current Husband

*Dina Manzo's ex-husband, Tommy, was charged Tuesday with conspiring to an ordered assault on Dina's then-boyfriend, David Cantin, in 2015.

*Allegedly, Tommy made a deal with John Pena, a known made man with the Lucchese mob family. The deal was Pena would assault Cantin in exchange for a discounted wedding reception at Manzo's restaurant (The Brownstone?!)

*No word on how the rest of the Manzo family - Tommy's brother, Albert and Dina's sister Caroline are taking the news.

*Neither Dina nor her husband have commented.

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"Mulan" Director To Helm "Beautiful Ruins" Film Adaptation

Director Niki Caro ("Whale Rider", "Anne with an E", "Mulan") has closed a deal with Amblin Partners to direct the film adaptation of the novel "Beautiful Ruins". The film chronicles a love affair between a American actress and Italian hotel manager in the 1960s and a producer's assistant's journey to reuniting the couple fifty years later.


Michaela Coel covers British "GQ"

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YouTube Suspends Ads on Shane Dawson's Channels

YouTube has finally taken action against Shane Dawson by suspending advertisements on all his channels. This action comes after extensive criticisms of Dawson's content featuring racist, anti-Semitic, zoophilic and pedophilic "jokes" (the latter of which Willow Smith called him out for. Target has similarly taken action to removing Dawson's books for sale.


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Tati Westbrook breaks her silence and claims Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star manipulated her

Tati Westbrook released a new 40-minute video (geez) claiming that Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star “manipulated” her into making the "Bye Sister" exposé video about James Charles last year known as “Dramageddon 2.0.”

James Charles wanted to film this video with her but she insisted she needed to do this alone.

Apologies for the lazy post. Find the summary (tl:dw) here!

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Billy Porter covers "Essence

- Billy Porter covers "Essence".


Source :https://twitter.com/Essence/status/1277940019257360385

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Queerantine's been tough, y'all. Thankfully, Jessie Ware's heard our pleas and has given us the perfect album to—if only momentarily—assuage our anxieties during these difficult times. So, give yourself a break at the LGBTQ+ community, let your Venus out and dance away 🌈.

As I mentioned in my last post, Venus is the goddess of beauty, love, seduction, and fertility, and thus our Venus sign can tell us a lot about our love style, and our creative expression. Feel free to use that post for brief descriptions of the signs in Venus, too. You can find your Venus sign here, and if you think your Venus sign in your tropical chart doesn't fit you, check your sidereal chart here, it might be a revelation.




𝑹𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝑨𝒓𝒆

The heart of the city is on fire
Sun on the rise, the highs are gonna fall
But nothing is different in my arms
So darling, remember, remember
Where you are, where you are
Where you are, where you are

We are the last ones of our kind
Freedom of our hearts and mind, oh
Yes, let our bodies testify
And our spirits be entwined forevermore 🎶




𝑶𝒐𝒉 𝑳𝒂 𝑳𝒂

Ooh, la-la, open up the door, you know I like it (Yeah, I like it, yeah, I like it)
Ooh, la-la, chivalry was dead but you revived it
You can love me one time
You can love me two, two times
You get more of my time
If you're gonna treat me nice
You can love me one time
You can love me two, two times
You get more of my time
If you're gonna treat me nice 🎶




𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕❜𝒔 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆

I can tell we've got potential
Is this love too hot to handle?
Make a wish, blow out my candle
Make a wish for me
Show me you can listen closely
Tell me you can take it slowly
That's the way to get to know me
Get to know me

I know the way to make you happy
I give you love, you give it back to me
You can't deny this perfect symmetry
Just what I need, just what I need
Come on now 🎶




𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒍 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍

Baby, it's automatic
We touch and it feels like magic
Baby, it's automatic
We touch and it feels like—
Baby, it's automatic
We touch and it feels like magic
Baby, it's automatic
We touch and it feels like—

And I wanna give you all my love
I'm addicted to these nights
When it feels like velvet
I can't help myself 🎶




𝑨𝒅𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒀𝒐𝒖

I wanna give you more that's
All that I want to show everybody
I wanna tell the world, want everyone to see
That you belong to me

I think I'm falling for you
For you (For you, for you, for you)
And I know that I adore you
Adore you (Adore you, adore you, adore you)
And I think I'm falling for you, you
(For you, for you, for you)
I know that I adore you
Adore you (Adore you)
(I adore you) 🎶




𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝑴𝒚 𝑳𝒊𝒑𝒔

If you wanna know the truth, read my lips
'Cause they're telling you to make your move, steal a kiss
Words are never enough, my only wish, is you
Forget about the things I say, read my lips

Don't you know I need you so?
Read my lips, I can't let go
Don't you know I need you so?
Read my lips, I can't let go 🎶




𝑺𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝑨 𝑲𝒊𝒔𝒔

Save a kiss for me tonight (Save it, save it)
Wait for me, no compromise (Lock it up and keep it)
Promise you, it won't be long
Just save a little bit of your lovin', baby
Say you don't want no lips but mine
Save the thought of me tonight
Promise you, it won't be long
Just save a little bit of your lovin', baby
Save a little bit of your love 🎶




𝑰𝒏 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑬𝒚𝒆𝒔

'Cause I can hardly breathe
I'm feeling like I wanna be free from feeling
This pleasure and the pain
But it never goes away
'Cause it's harder to see when you're giving me
Every look I need, I live again
Don't wanna be saved
But what I'm tryna say is that—

It feels like we've been dancing to this song all of our lives
And when you're here, I leave the world behind
But I'm not tryna fight it, I'll just keep on dancing in your eyes
In your eyes 🎶




𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑲𝒊𝒍𝒍

You tell me I should run but then you tell me you need me
A lot of places to hide so there's no way you can see me
I wanna swallow my pride but I choke on my own words
You wanna show me your love but forget how to reach me

Tell me what you wanna know
And I'll tell you everything inside
I'll tell you that you are the one for me
Don't try to kill me with your love
Don't kill me with your love 🎶




𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒑 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝑴𝒚 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆

Now's the time to step into my life (Ooh)
And it feels so right when you catch my eyes
Maybe for tonight, would you catch my body?
Don't be scared to touch
Now's the time to step into my life

Give into me, show what you're feeling
In harmony, show me you need me, boy

You got my attention, no complications
I just wanna get to know ya
I don't wanna talk, no conversation
I'm tired of wantin' more, more of your love 🎶




𝑴𝒊𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒆 (𝑫𝒐𝒏❜𝒕 𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒑)

Last night we danced and I thought you were saving my life
Caught in the haze of the moon and the break of the light

I know what I want, you can do what you want
I know I said it before but you can do what you want
Last night we danced and I thought you were saving my life

You asked, "Are you here on your own?", I said, "Only tonight"
Before you could say anymore, I just looked in your eyes 🎶





If only I could let you go
If only I could be alone
I just wanna stay in the moonlight
This is our time, in the spotlight

If a dream is just a dream and a dream is just a kiss
Then tell me what it means, tell me what this is
And if a touch is just a touch, then a touch just ain't enough
Tell me what it means, tell me you're in love 🎶


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Lili Reinhart Posts & Deletes Semi-Nude Photo of Herself Meant to Draw Attention to Breonna Taylor

Recently, Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart posted a nude photo of herself with the caption, "Now that my sideboob has gotten your attention, Breonna Taylor's murderers have not been arrested. Demand justice."

After receiving criticism in the vein of continuing frustration that Taylor's death has essentially become a meme as well as discussions of performative activism, Reinhart deleted the caption before eventually just deleting the photo entirely and tweeted about her misstep.

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Kanye west gives Kim Kardashian photograph as present for becoming billionaire

Kanye west, showed a nice gesture to her wife, Kim Kardashian, on her milestone of becoming a billionaire.

He gave her a still life photograph depicting green tomatoes, a single cherry tomato and some random flowers, that will surely go well with their personal aesthetic and home interior tastes.

How’s your home decorated? Do you have interesting art pieces in your home, ONTD?

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TikTok users are sharing their weird and paranormal findings with Randonautica app

There’s a new app that has been generating attention online, called Randonautica. It uses a random number generator to give the users sets of local coordinates, that they need to follow. Before they journey there, they're encouraged to "set an intention" or think of something they'd like to see.

A lot of people have reported strange happenings while using the app, along with weird coincidences, with reports of creepy stuff, like people who were led to someone/thing walking in a field in the middle of the night or someone stumbling upon an abandoned village in the middle of the woods, or finding a suitcase with a body. Videos like these have been shared on TikTok, making these strolls and the app itself viral.

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RHOA “friend” Marlo Hampton reveals why she has NOT been made a permanent cast member!

RHOA’s Marlo Hampton was not holding back when she discussed why she has not been made a cast member during an interview with “Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef”.

She said, “I’ve sat back and I’ve said, ‘Look how they treat me?’ Everyone they invest in is gone. Everyone they believe in is gone. I’m right here still. The story is still the same.” So why no peach? “Well, you heard it from my boss, you heard it from Andy Cohen,” she says. “He said the consensus, we’re not all in agreement. I want to find out who’s not [in agreement with having her as part of the main cast]. Someone definitely don’t want me to have [a peach]. And I’m OK because I’ve told everyone. I love Bravo, whoever’s working for Bravo that doesn’t love me, I love you. I’ve been loyal to my home. To me, Bravo is family. They take good care of me, I’ve seen a lot of the world. I eat good, I’m able to sit here and talk to you and not worry about where my next meal is coming from.”

SOURCE https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-the-velvet-rope/id1496557812#episodeGuid=5ef8fc619cb0b861a612262f

Lena Dunham Says She Benefited From Hollywood Being ‘Rigged In Favour Of White People’

Lena Dunham agrees with her critics.

Over the weekend, a 2017 tweet went viral highlighting how she sold “Girls” to HBO at the age of 23, with only a short pitch and no characters or plot.

Many online used Dunham’s story as an example of white privilege, pointing out that most artists, particularly artists of colour, do not experience breaking into Hollywood so easily.

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Gritty gets a “makeover” from Queer Eye’s Fab Five!

It's the furriest Queer Eye makeover yet! Famed Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty has been known to be... a little rough around the edges. But he has a huge heart, loves the Flyers (and Kim Kardashian), is loyal the great city of Philadelphia... and don't mess with those eyebrows, hennie! When we set our sights on Philadelphia for Queer Eye Season 5, we couldn't ignore a very special nomination letter from a Philadelphia celebrity: the Phillie Phanatic himself!


The Academy is getting more diverse!

The Academy is taking big steps to become more diverse, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Awkwafina, Matthew Cherry, Cynthia Erivo, Alma Har'el and Zendaya are among 819 members of the global film community who on Tuesday received invitations to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Do you think this is a step in the right direction?

SOURCE https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/film-academy-invites-819-new-members-36-percent-people-color-1301209?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_2020-06-30%2014:01:12_jkonerman&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews

Johnny Depp hid text messages asking assistants to buy him drugs from judge

Johnny Depp's lawsuit with The Sun has taken a sharp turn after the actor violated a UK court order by failing to disclose text messages that showed him ordering his assistants to buy him drugs.

The London court states, "[Depp's] legal team was ordered to hand over all the documents submitted in his US libel case against ex-wife Amber Heard as part of a separate UK lawsuit, against The Sun newspaper."

But Depp instead refused to disclose a series of texts with an assistant, in which he requests MDMA, heroin, cocaine and other narcotics.

“Need more whitey stuff ASAP brotherman … and the e-business!!! Please I’m in a bad bad shape,” he wrote in one message that was included in court documents. “We should have more happy pills!!!?? Can you??? Say NOTHING to NOBODY!!!!”


Broadway to Remain Dark Through 2020

Not unexpectedly, The Broadway League has announced that all productions will remain closed through at least January 3, 2021. Productions may begin to reopen on a rolling basis after this date, but some may not come back at all.

Some shows had already moved their openings to spring prior to this announcement, such as The Music Man with Sutton Foster and Hugh Jackman.

Different groups are working with leaders in the medical and tech fields to consider in-theatre screening, testing, and sanitization protocols.

League President Charlotte St. Martin said, "We are determined to bring back the people who rely on this industry for their livelihood, and to welcome back all those who love this vital part of New York City, as soon as it is safe to do so. As so many of us in the Broadway community have been saying during this time: We'll be back, and we have so many more stories to tell.”


Animated 'Ninja Turtles' Movie in the Works from Seth Rogen

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back for a new animated adventure.

Nickelodeon Animation will produce a CG installment along with Seth Rogen's Point Grey Pictures. Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are also apart of Point Grey.

Jeff Row (Connected) will direct the film and Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors) will write the script.

This will be Nickelodeon Animation's first CG theatrical film. Nickeloden brought back the Turtles in 2012 for CG animated series. There is also plans to create a 2D animated film for Netflix, based on the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series.


Gabrielle Union, Freida Pinto Team for ‘Dressed in Dreams’ Adaptation at Sony Pictures TV

Variety reports that Gabrielle Union and Fredia Pinto are working together to develop a series on Tanisha C. Ford's memoir, “Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion.”

The adaptation will be created under Union’s first-look production deal at Sony Pictures Television via her company 'I’ll Have Another' and with Pinto’s 'Freebird Films Entertainment'. Their respective partners, Holly Shakoor Fleischer and Emily Verellen Strom, will also be involved.

Ford released 'Dressed in Dreams' in 2019 to critical acclaim. The book details Ford's coming of age in a Midwestern city and "the history of Afros and dashikis, go-go boots and hotpants of the sixties, hip hop’s baggy jeans and bamboo earrings, and the #BlackLivesMatter-inspired hoodies of today."

In a joint statment, Union and Pinto told Variety:

“Tanisha’s memoir brought up so much for each of us being women of color. Fashion is such a huge part of one’s self-expression and to this day plays a major part of how we each operate in our daily lives. For us, growing up with such unique and specifically cultural pieces of fashion helped shape our lives and we think it can be the driving force that tells the story of what it means to grow up being a proud woman of color. We have been friends for a long time and we couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to develop something alongside a force as brilliant, funny and fierce as Tanisha Ford.”


Youtube TV increases monthly subscription

-With next to no new television content being shot at the moment, Youtube TV has added several viacom channels, most notably MTV/VH1.

-Adding those channels has seen a sharp increase in Youtube TVs month to month price, up from $50 to $65.

-Prices for new customers goes into effect immediately while tenured subscribers will see the increase take place in 1 month.

-People are not happy

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Zootopia takes the top spot at the box office

- Deadline reports that Zootopia (released in 2016) was #1 at the box office this weekend with "an estimated $280,000 through drive-ins and movie theaters which are still open".

- 2012′s Avengers made "an estimated $260,000" and came in #2

- About 1100 theaters have been open during the pandemic “with drive-ins still numbering 300 and driving the bulk of the weekend’s ticket sales”.

- Zootopia won the 2017 Oscar for Best Animated Feature

Have you been to your local drive-in yet?
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DC's Stargirl 1x08 Promo "Shiv Part Two"

THE JSA GOES UNDERCOVER — After Courtney (Brec Bassinger) gets herself into some trouble following an unexpected confrontation, Pat (Luke Wilson) decides they need to come clean to Barbara (Amy Smart). Meanwhile, Cindy (Meg DeLacy) takes heat from her father after a plan to take matters into her own hands goes awry. Finally, Yolanda (Yvette Monreal), Beth (Anjelika Washington) and Rick (Cameron Gellman) lead an investigation into one of their own classmates. Neil Jackson, Trae Romano and Jake Austin Walker also star.

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Author Daniel Ortberg Accuses Mega-Church of Sheltering A Known Pedophile-- His Own Brother


The literati world and the church world don't intersect too often, but when they do-- whew-- it gets intense.

Daniel Lavery, an author and blogger (previously known as Daniel Ortberg), has publicly accused a pastor at an evangelical mega-church of allowing a known pedophile to work with young children unsupervised.

Worse? The pastor in question is Lavery's father, John Ortberg Sr., and the accused pedophile is Lavery's brother.

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Terry Crews continues to be a clown on Twitter about #BlackLivesMatter

For some reason he felt the need to Tweet this shit out.

He's currently trending on Twitter, guess that's what he wanted.

source: https://twitter.com/terrycrews/status/1277955144332668930

Trailer for "Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado"

A peacock in a macho culture, legendary astrologer Walter Mercado vanished at the peak of his fame. This documentary poignantly explains what happened.

The documentary, which premiered to good review at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, is coming to Netflix on July 8.

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The View: Dr Jill Biden, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, and Meghan


More behind the cut

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[May not be on last video clip] Whoopi ends the last segment trying to comment on RIP Carl Reiner, gets all choked up.

Ontd did you play kick the can as a child do you know what kick the can is?

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Christopher Nolan’s Team Clarifies What He Bans From Set, and It’s Not Chairs

Christopher Nolan's team puts an end to rumors that his movie sets ban chairs

A spokesperson tells IndieWire:

“For the record, the only things banned from [Christopher Nolan’s] sets are cell phones (not always successfully) and smoking (very successfully). The chairs Anne was referring to are the directors chairs clustered around the video monitor, allocated on the basis of hierarchy not physical need. Chris chooses not to use his but has never banned chairs from the set. Cast and crew can sit wherever and whenever they need and frequently do.”

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Natalie Portman Poses in "Make America Gay Again" Hat


On the last day of Pride Month, Natalie Portman debuted a "Make America Gay Again" hat on her Instagram. The hat is a riff on Trump's motto, "Make America Great Again." She added the milquetoast hashtag #loveislove. The comments on the post are overwhelmingly negative bigotry from bigots.

How can we make America gay again?

Mandatory viewing of "Paris is Burning," "Carol," "Moonlight," and "Pariah"
Force heterosexuals to tone down their love in public
Dress all babies in cute little rainbow outfits
Every LGBTQ person is allowed to throw a brick at a repressive institution
Free rainbow-themed desserts for every LGBTQ American

Is America gay enough, ONTD?


Every Job Homer Simpson's Ever Had | WIRED

While most of us know Homer J. Simpson as a Nuclear Safety Inspector that works for Mr. Burns, Homer's career path on 'The Simpsons' is far more expansive than that. From Homer's early days working as a technician at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to his forays into Tomacco farming and space travel, watch as Simpsons expert Jack Picone breaks down ever job Homer's ever had.


how many jobs have you had?? // what's your current job, do you like it??

Sia’s Youngest Son Becomes a Father

Sia revealed that she had previously adopted two Black 18-year-old sons.
Now both are 19, and one of them recently became a father to two babies of his own.
Her grandchildren call her "Nana” but she is trying to get them to call me ‘Lovey,'

Sia went into detail about the adoption process, and the profound effect it had on her worldview.
“I’m a little bit jaded now after investigating the foster system as much as I have done in the last year, because it’s completely corrupt; it’s failing us. My kids have been in 18 different locations in their 18 years.”

Sia and her sons struggle for mutual trust, She feels they’re making progress.
Her adult children are going through trauma recovery programs, and they’re starting to enjoy real personal growth.

Sia revealed how recent instances of police brutality have taken a toll on her own mental health.
She’s “very scared” for her children. “I’m embarrassed that it took me to adopt two Black sons to really understand what they go through on a daily basis,”

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ONTD Reading Challenge: July - Surprised Pikachu Face


Welcome to our July Reading Challenge! We hope everybody is staying safe. This month our challenge is to read a book with a plot twist! milfordacademy and myself have come up with ten recommendations of books that fit the theme of the challenge - but as always, they are just suggestions! Please feel free to discuss what you plan on reading or any recs!

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding housekeeper, Mrs Danvers…

The Secret House of Death by Ruth Rendell

Louise North doesn't care what the neighbors think. She lets her lover leave his car just outside her house in broad daylight, telling everyone a cockamamie story about him being a central heating salesman. Still, it's a shock when she's found shot dead, covered by the equally dead body of the "salesman." Now Susan Townsend—the Norths' next-door neighbor, who discovers the bodies—must help Louise's husband, Bob, get back on his feet. But is she helping a neighbor. . . or a murderer?

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Also, we're past the halfway point now in this year's challenge -- how has it been going for you so far? Any notable books? What months do you still need to read for? To recap, here are the challenge themes done so far:

January: Read a Book That is Being Adapted Into a Movie or TV Show in 2020
February: My Cousin Just Moved to Nigeria to Discover New Talent
March: Everyone was Dad
April: Read a Book With a Scandalous Past
May: Real Housewives Yelling at Cat
June: Ok Boomer

TW: CSA allegations — Adam Savage of 'Mythbusters'

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[Source tweet and high-level summary of allegations]

Miranda Pacchiana, 51, sister of former MythBusters co-host Adam Savage, 52, filed a lawsuit against him alleging he sexually abused her when she was between 7 and 10 years old and Savage was between 9 and 12.

You can read details of the accusations at the source. They're quite graphic.

Pacchiana filed her lawsuit under the New York Child Victims Act, which extends the statute of limitations for a survivor of child sexual abuse in criminal and civil cases. The original deadline, which was set in August, was extended last month until Jan. 14, 2021, due to the coronavirus.

[Miranda makes a statement]Pacchiana runs a website called The Second Wound to support sexual assault survivors. In a blog post this week she said she last made contact with Savage "over two decades ago" to address his "callous attitude about the abuse and his apparent disregard for the damage he had caused," but that he "chose not to acknowledge or show any compassion" for her pain.

"While nothing can give back what Adam Savage took from me, I hope this lawsuit will also demonstrate to my fellow survivors that we do not deserve to carry the shame of sexual abuse and assault."

[Adam and his mother release statements via his lawyer]Savage said: "While I hope that my sister gets the help she needs to find peace, this needs to end. For many years, she has relentlessly and falsely attacked me and other members of my family to anyone who will listen. By spreading numerous untrue stories about us in pursuit of a financial bonanza, she has tortured our entire family and estranged herself from all of us. I will fight this groundless and offensive lawsuit and work to put this to rest once and for all."

His mother Karen Savage said: "It makes me very sad to say this, but my daughter suffers from severe mental health challenges, and it's devastating that she's putting Adam and our entire family through this. Adam is a good man, and I support him completely."

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People are pissed about Pop Smoke's cover art

Social media was ablaze on Monday after the cover art was revealed for deceased rapper Pop Smoke's upcoming LP.

Off-White creator Virgil Abloh, who was paid an estimated $25,000 to design the artwork, revealed the cover on his Instagram.

This what he came up with:

Virgil, who is also the artistic director for Louis Vuitton's menswear, explained the origin of the design in an Instagram post, which has since been deleted: ""The last conversation I had with @realpopsmoke was about what we we were gonna to do in the future. This album cover was one of like 5 things we talked about. He mentioned his story felt like the metaphor of a rose & thorns growing from concrete of of his hood in Canarsie, Brooklyn."

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