July 1st, 2020

Penn Badgley and Chace Crawford reunite (virtually)



Penn and Chace talked to one another for Variety's actors on actors (at home).

They talked about 'Gossip Girl', 'You' and 'The Boys'.

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Kenny Ortega on Ryan Evans' Sexuality + Queer Aesthetic In His Movies



Kenny Ortega gave an interview to Variety, where he discussed the iconic character of Ryan Evans (High School Musical), as well as Hocus Pocus, Hair and Newsies.

He talks about an incident when a police officer planted drugs in his hotel room, whilst starring in Hair.

He also talks about his coming out at 21.

Doesn't think that Disney would've been ready for an openly gay character at the time, so he instead made choices that he thought the audience would grab.

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Friday Night Lights - Riggins Family Reunion for ATX Festival



Taylor Kitsch, Adrianne Palicki, Derek Phillips and Stacey Oristano (Tim, Tyra, Billy and Mindy) got together to discuss what they've been up to during quarantine, according to Taylor, "A lot of housework, a lot of gardening, a lot of painting. I feel like I clean a lot."

They reflect on their favorite locations to shoot in Austin, their time on set, and where they believe their Friday Night Lights characters would be today. Is Mindy still stripping? Is Tim coaching? Is Billy staying out of trouble?

This panel was presented by the ATX Festival in association with Peacock TV and is noted that it was recorded on May 26, 2020, prior to the events following George Floyd's death.

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Joss Wheadon was 'gross, abusive, unprofessional' on the set of Justice League


Nearly 3 years after the ill-fated film hit theaters (and one year before the Snyder Cut?), "Justice League" actor Ray Fisher (Cyborg) randomly went to Twitter this morning to hold the man accountable publically.

Johns and Berg were producers on the film, as well as (in the case of the latter), producer for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Geostorm (Which is not a DCEU film).


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Lea Michele BLASTED .... Again!



In an interview with “Behind The Velvet Rope With David Yontef”, former Bravo star Craig Ramsay (Newlyweds : The First Year & Thintervention) slammed former Broadway costar Lea Michelle.

He said, “I think she’s a despicable, horrible human being. I think she has lost touch with reality. We were in “Fiddler” together. Rosie is awesome. I still talk - she is a huge mentor and I respect her - how she has been able to survive and thrive with all the nonsense that was tossed at her. As far as Lea Michele is concerned, I think she is one of the most entitled people I have ever come across in this business!”

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Tom Hanks scolds: 'Shame on you' if you don't wear a mask



American's keep on wildin', we are the new epic center of the covid crisis but yet karen and kevin are up in arms over masks. A Floridian woman was arguing against mask mandate brings up the devil, 5G, Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton and "the pedophiles". Now Woody has stepped in, Hanks who survived contracting COVID-19 along with his wife, Rita Wilson, last March, sounded off about people taking personal responsibility for protecting themselves and others. "Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you," he added. "Don’t be a prick, get on with it, do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense." No word if Chet Hanks has a statement.



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The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 5 taglines



The best Housewives franchise returns on August 2nd. Check out their taglines and see new housewife (and college professor), Wendy Osefo.

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Jason Momoa is Frosty the Snowman in live action WB Pic



In "Wow, more JL actor news", Jason Momoa will bring the iconic snowman to the real world (Hopefully looking better than that Jack Frost movie of the 90s)

David Berenbaum ("Elf") is writing the script.

In what sounds like an AI-PR generated soundbyte by producer Greg Silverman: “We know Jason’s as a true human being filled with love, compassion and a deep connection to ohana… all of which is the living spirit of Xmas and Frosty.”

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ONTD Original: 10 Indigenous Artists to listen to on Canada Day

Happy Canada Day ONTD!



This year I decided to celebrate Canada Day by sharing some amazing Indigenous music artists with all of you. There is a lot I could say about the issues facing the First Nations of Canada but I am by no means an expert. If you want to know more about the history and issues faced by the First Nations I highly recommend this course on Coursera offered by the University of Alberta (be my study buddy).

I did my best to pick artists that mixed traditional music of the First Nations with more modern music or sang about issues facing Indigenous people, I also included a few more traditional artists as I think it’s very important their voices are heard. I’ve made a playlist on Spotify featuring all the artists mentioned in this list as well as a ton of others. Feel free to follow as I’ll be updating it as I continue to listen to new music and find new artists. You can find it here

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Sources: Spotify, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and me!

August Alsina talks allegedly Will Smith-approved Jada Pinkett Smith affair




August Alsina is a singer. He sat down for an interview with The Breakfast Club.

He shared that he received Will Smith's "blessing" to engage in a relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith. August revealed that Will and Jada are "life partners" who are no longer romantically involved.

"I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation in their marriage to life partnership that they've spoken on several times and it not involving romanticism. He gave me his blessing and I told him and I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. And I truly and really, really deeply loved and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so to the point that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody. I really loved a person. I experienced that. I know what that feels like and some people never get that in this lifetime."

Jada's rep said that August's comments were "absolutely not true"

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ONTD Original: Monthly Movie Challenge - July



Another 10-task challenge. You obviously don’t need to do all 10 tasks, choose as many as you want, but I figured it gives you some variety and allows you to pick and choose movies that fit your taste but also maybe lead you to watch something you wouldn’t normally seek out. For each task, you can pick whatever movie fits within the guidelines, I've added links to help you out. I tried to add tasks that would allow you to get movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – but there’s also Kanopy and Hoopla (both of which you can get free access through your library or university). Have a different movie for each task – that is, don’t have the same movie for task 2 and task 6.

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ONTD, what do you plan on watching this month? What did you watch during the month of June?

SOURCES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Previous 2020 challenges: January, February, March, April, May, I forgot to make a post for June here, oops.
Previous 2019 challenges: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

Teen Wolf 9-Years Later | MTV Reunion



The pack is back. The cast from Teen Wolf reunited and shared their favorite episodes and where they think their characters would be today. The reunion included Dylan O'Brien (Stiles) Tyler Posey (Scott) Linden Ashby (Sheriff Stilinski) Melissa Ponzio (Melissa) Arden Cho (Kira) Dylan Sprayberry (Liam) Shelley Hennig (Malia) Holland Roden (Lydia) Khylin Rhambo (Mason) Charlie and Max Carver (Ethan and Aiden) Ian Bohen (Peter Hale) Cody Christian (Theo) Orny Adams (The Coach) and Jeff Davis.

Favorite Teen Wolf episode?



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fuboTV Increases Monthly Subscription Prices




  • Roughly 12 hours after YouTube TV announced a price hike, fuboTV followed suit, announcing its plans will increase by $5 beginning Aug. 1.

  • Existing subscribers on the Standard Plan ($55 → $60) will see a $10 increase as they are automatically migrated to the Family Bundle ($60 → $65), which includes three simultaneous streams and 500 hours of DVR space (as opposed to two streams and 30 hours on the Standard Plan). Those subscribers have the option to switch back to Standard by calling customer service.

  • fuboTV launched in 2015 as a soccer streaming service. It has steadily expanded to add more general entertainment and news channels, though it's still considered primarily a sports streaming service.

  • Beginning Aug. 1, it's adding several Disney networks, including ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3, with the potential for more.

  • Beginning Jul. 1, it's losing all WarnerMedia networks, including TNT, TBS and B/R Live. WarnerMedia networks broadcast MLB, NBA, NCAA March Madness and the UEFA Champions League.

  • People are not happy.

  • Sling TV is capitalizing on the news by offering a price guarantee through Aug. 1, 2021 for new and existing subscribers.

  • Fierce Video has compiled a timeline of price hikes at live TV streaming services.

  • While making this post, OP received an email from fuboTV with the subject line, "Enjoy a month of extra channels on us!"


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Are you also regretting your decision to become a cord cutter?

EDIT: I should point out that fubo's emphasis is on the live TV aspect. It's more akin to Hulu + Live TV ($55/month), Sling TV ($30-$45/month) and YouTube TV ($65/month) than it is to Netflix, Hulu (without Live), Prime, HBO Max, etc. It's also sports-focused, soccer especially.

ONTD Original: Actors Who Were Really Hot That One Time

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In the same way there are actors who will always be defined by their one iconic role, some average men strike the right combination of lighting, styling, and/or youth and are hotter than they should be for one flash-in-the-pan moment. I'm not necessarily saying they're objectively unattractive otherwise, but these are the only roles of theirs that did it for me when I couldn't be bothered the rest of the time.

Colin Firth
Hot role: Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice

Both of his expressions in this film make me want him to insult my family's status.


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SOURCE: My questionable taste and bad memory.

"Never Have I Ever" Renewed for Season 2



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Hooray!

We're getting a season 2. I enjoyed the show a lot more than I thought I would and cried WAY more than I anticipated.

What are your hopes for a season 2, ONTD?

Walmart and Tribeca Ent. team up to turn their parking lots into Drive-In movie theaters



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Alyssa Milano Denies "Blackface" Claims and Says She Was "Parodying" Jersey Shore



Alyssa Milano has spoken out after images of her described as "blackface" resurfaced this week.

"Hey, assholes. The below picture is me parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie's tan. Snookie's tan (she is a sweetheart by the way) is worthy of parodying as is Trump's 'tan'. So go fuck yourselves with your smear campaign."

In the two minute video, makeup and wardrobe artists turn Milano into a character inspired by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from the popular MTV reality show.

This is the second time that the actress turned political activist has addressed the video of herself.
She warned her followers on Twitter that "right-wing trolls" were accusing her of appearing in blackface and offered the video as a way to provide more context to the incident. 

"If you see the screen grab that they are using maybe you can shut them down with a link to the entire video,"


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Paris Jackson to Play Jesus: More Than 260,000 People Sign Petition to Have Film Blocked



A petition started one week ago has accumulated more than 260,000 signatures in an effort to prevent distribution of the movie Habit, which also stars Bella Throne and Gavin Rossdale.

The film follows "a street smart, party girl with a Jesus fetish [who] gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out; by masquerading as a nun."

The petition against the film calls it " blasphemous" and "Christianophobic garbage."

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Lena Waithe Calls On Hollywood To Be More Inclusive Or ‘Pay Up’



Lena Waithe wants financial repercussions for Hollywood companies who aren’t being inclusive enough.

“If your studio hasn’t greenlit enough projects brought in by underrepresented communities — everything gets shut down. The studios, networks and streamers all need to live by new rules, and if they don’t live by them, there need to be financial repercussions,”

A BET show has never been nominated for an Emmy, “Black and brown people are often left off. We’re never a part of the conversation or roundtables. And when we are there — there’s usually only one or two of us."

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ONTD, can you name BET shows that deserve Emmy noms ?

The White Savior Trope, Explained



The White Savior Trope has been a long-standing feature in stories about racism that are centered around a white protagonist. In 2020, as the Movement for Black Lives grew in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, The Help experienced a resurgence in popularity, becoming one of the most-streamed movies on Netflix. This leaves the question, why do so many films centered on racism revolve around a white person?

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Lionsgate to address blackface episode with title card warning



The season 3 episode “My Old Kentucky Home,” in which Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) appears in blackface will have a title card in front of it to “provide context for the blackface scene.”

The title card will say: This episode contains disturbing images related to race in America.  One of the characters is shown in blackface as part of an episode that shows how commonplace racism was in America in 1963.  In its reliance on historical authenticity, the series producers are committed to exposing the injustices and inequities within our society that continue to this day so we can examine even the most painful parts of our history in order to reflect on who we are today and who we want to become.  We are therefore presenting the original episode in its entirety.

Episodes of "30 Rock", “Scrubs,” “The Office,” and “Community” have all either been removed from circulation or edited due to characters appearing in blackface.

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The View: Mark Cuban, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, and Meghan



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Ontd Happy Canada Day we love you thank you for not quitting us we'll be better soon, only a few more months!! /kisses

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Vanilla Ice to perform at 4th of July show in Texas despite surging COVID-19 cases




Robert Matthew Van Winkle, best known in the 90’s by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is hosting a 4th of July concert in Texas, which recently saw 8,076 new coronavirus cases (a record daily high).

So how tf is “The Independence Day Throwback Beach Party” concert even happening? It’s all thanks to a legal loophole in Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 restrictions. The venue (Emerald Point Bar & Grill) is technically a restaurant and has a large capacity outdoor general admission concert space.

“I can’t wait to get back to this,” said the washed up “Ice Ice Baby” rapper on Instagram. “The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. We had 5.0's, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne's World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan ... Mortal Kombat is still better than Fortnight ... the last of the great decades.”

2,500 tickets are on sale, which is about half of the venue’s potential capacity. Ticket prices range from $25 for general admission to $300 (lmao) for VIP seating (which is actually sold out. Welp).

Country “star” Chase Rice recently faced criticism for having a concert in Tennessee.

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ONTD, would you drop $300 on VIP tickets and risk getting COVID-19 to see Vanilla Ice in concert in the year 2020?

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Unsolved Mysteries reboot launches today on Netflix


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From the same production team that brought nightmare fuel to all 80s and 90s babies brings all-new mysteries that need your help to be solved.

Join us. Maybe you could help solve a mystery.

I may have already watched four episodes because I'm a junkie who needs therapy.

Main differences between old show and reboot:

  • No narrator (that's right, no Robert Stack wannabe in a trench coat, skulking around a warehouse)

  • One mystery per episode, as opposed to multiple segments

  • No cheesy re-enactments (it's almost TOO fancy)

  • The music is definitely more subtle and way less creepy (although I do kinda like the treatment they gave the main theme)



What was your favorite type of case on Unsolved Mysteries?

True Crime (Murders, Missing Persons, Questionable Deaths)
111(33.9%)
Ghosts
59(18.0%)
UFOs
52(15.9%)
Treasure Hunters
11(3.4%)
Psychics
20(6.1%)
Miracles
23(7.0%)
Legends
31(9.5%)
Lost Loves
20(6.1%)


ONTD, will you be watching the Unsolved Mysteries reboot? Also, does anyone want more ONTD Originals about cases from the original series?

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Miley Cyrus reveals she's been sober for 6 months



Last weekend, Miley Cyrus appeared on 'The Big Ticket' podcast, and revealed she's been sober for 6 months.

"It's really hard because especially being young, there's that stigma of 'you're no fun,' It's like, 'Honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I'm fun.'"

She says the best part of sobriety is "waking up 100%, 100% of the time. I don't want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready."

Cyrus, 27, also revealed that she decided to quit drugs following a surgery on her vocal cords last November, "It's been really important for me over the last year living a sober lifestyle, because I really wanted to polish up my craft."

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