July 13th, 2020

ONTD Original: 4 Short Anime Shows on Netflix Worth Checking Out Right Now

Whether you're a long-time anime fan or have never been able to get into it before, here my 4 recommendations for short anime series that are available on Netflix right now:

1. Dorohedoro

Episodes: 12 (1 season)

What you can expect: Funny, Trippy, Unique, Chaotic, Magic, Fantasy, Mystery, Dystopian, Gritty, Action, Violence, Gore, Fight scenes, it explores the theme of friendship, has excellent world building, and a bunch of weird and interesting complex characters.

What it's about: Dorohedoro follows a man named Caiman who has a lizard for a head and amnesia about how he got it and who he really is. Caiman and his friend Nikaido are on the hunt for the sorcerer who cursed him with the scaly affliction. Living in a city simply called "Hole", Caiman and Nikaido chase down sorcerers who enter Hole using magic that creates a door between Hole and the world of sorcery. Hole has been ravaged by the magic of the sorcerers and has become a true nightmare city to live in and Caiman and Nikaido want to put a stop to it by killing these sorcerers. But before they kill a sorcerer, Caiman chomps down on their head so that the sorcerer can speak to the man living inside Caiman's mouth to determine whether or not the sorcerer is responsible for his curse (yes, there's a man living in his lizard mouth).

It sounds absolutely batshit insane - and it is! It's also incredibly fun, fast paced, goofy, and has a whole bunch of interesting and mysterious characters. There are only 12 episodes so it's an easy binge (whether we can expect a season 2 is still up in the air, so don't expect resolution and a story that wraps up neatly at the end).

Don't watch if you don't like: Violence and an unresolved ending.

TL;DR: A man with a lizard head hunts down the sorcerer that cursed him. It's better than you're expecting. I guarantee that even if you don't laugh, you'll blow hot air out of your nose at least once. Give it a try!

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I've purposefully left off more well known shows, multi-season shows (or shows with a large number of episodes), and frequently recommended titles like "Attack on Titan" and "Neon Genesis Evangelion" to keep the list a little bit more interesting, especially for those who have tried to get into more widely talked about shows but couldn't connect with them. These recommendations are also based entirely on the subtitled versions of the shows - I have no idea what the quality of the dubbing is like.

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Far Cry 6 trailer

In Far Cry® 6, players are immersed in the adrenaline-filled, chaotic world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps.

The game stars Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco).


Washington's NFL Team officially retire name and logo after sponsor backlash

After years of outcry, it's finally done...because of money.

The statement:

“On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward. Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review. Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years.”

The story is developing.


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Cardi B endears herself to Turkish Twitter with her Magnificent Century tweets

Despite being busy planning a toddler's birthday party during quarantine, Queen Cardi is not immune to binge-watching TV shows. Over the past month, she has been tweeting about the Turkish drama "The Magnificent Century," a series about the life of a woman named Hürrem Sultan, the main consort of infamous Ottoman Sultan Suleyman "the Magnificent".

[cardi putting on her stan hat]She also tweeted about Nurbanu, one of the characters in the series who is an antagonist of Hürrem. When a fan tried to counter, Cardi stepped up to reiterate that Hürrem is THAT BITCH (well, she didn't say bitch but we all know it was implied)

If you are still bored in the house and still in the house bored, some kind soul has uploaded both Magnificent Century, and it's sequel series, Magnificent Century: Kösem, to youtube with English subtitles. Each episode clocks in at a minimum of two hours, so the drama and intrigue is sure to keep you busy.

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ontd what tv shows have you binged during quarantine and why did you decide on magnificent century

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More on Lisa Marie Presley's Son Benjamin and Scientology

  • Lisa Marie Presley allegedly left Scientology in 2016 after a failed confrontation with cult leader David Miscavige. She took her family with her, including actress daughter Riley Keough. Riley later returned to the church (her father Danny was raised in the org). A friend says the entire Presley/Keough family was shaped by Scientology.

  • Lisa Marie was ready to take on Scientology publicly until her divorce abruptly happened and she checked into rehab. She was now doing well and looking forward to her court battle until yesterday's tragedy.

  • Unlike Riley, friends said Benjamin was definitely out of Scientology and badmouthed it to his friends. He talked about how Scientology "fucked up kids." He had been struggling with drugs and alcohol at a non-Scientology facility before his passing and was staying at his mother's Calabasas home.

  • A source close to the Presley/Keough family said: "Ben was her baby. More than Riley. More than the twins. This will be beyond inconceivable for her. I really worry that it might be too much for her,"

Head to the source to read much more, including more on Kelly Preston's passing.

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Ex-1D Roundup: Where are they now

As you can tell from the title, I didn't want to make separate posts for these bozos and Zarry, so here we are.

1. Niall Horan:

A sort of a follow up to this post, despite preaching for people to stay at home earlier this year, Niall is currently vacationing in Spain, after also attending a Covid Party last week, also with his rumored girlfriend. People from Spain have explained that the lockdown on Spain has ended as of 21st of June, and wearing masks is not mandatory. Niall had a small twitter session the other day, where he sounded his usual happy self. Musically he seems to be doing well on the Irish Charts, with his latest single Black and White (OP note: he has a new single ?!) rising to second place. He also has an fanart contest for Heartbreak Weather.

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Ludacris hints that Fast and Furious 9 will go into space

Last Thurday, Ludacris was guest on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. The rapper/actor hinted that a part of F9 will take place in space.

Co-host Julia Cunningham asked Ludacris about the rumors that the franchise will go into space. He said:

"I will say that you are very intuitive, because you said something right, but I'm not going to give it away.” Ludacris said.

Cunningham tried get more out of him he played coy and teased: "I don't know. I don't know what you said.”

Fast and Furious 9 is scheduled to be released April 2, 2021. It was scheduled to be released this May but got pushed back due to the pandemic.

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Chance the Rapper unofficially endorses Kanye West for president

Chance the Rapper found himself trending for all the wrong reasons this morning, after seeming to endorse Kanye West's bid for the presidency in 2020.

It started with Chance (real name Chancelor Johnathan Bennett) retweeting a video West posted to his Twitter account in memory of his late mother, in which she can be heard reciting lyrics by rapper KRS-One over a montage of archival footage, commenting, "And yall [sic] out here tryna convince me to vote for Biden. Smfh (Shaking my fucking head)."

From there, he went on to (among other things) accuse those opposed to a West presidency of being racist, defend West's anti-vaccination stance and attempt to draw a comparison between West's presidential qualifications and those of 1829 president Andrew Jackson.

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Movie theaters, bars, others see complete statewide shutdown again Cali

California governor Gavin Newsom has ordered movie theaters, indoor and outdoor bars, wineries, family entertainment centers, museums, cardrooms, and zoos to shut down again statewide due to soaring cases of covid-19. He also ordered fitness centers, places of worships, non-critical office spaces, personal care services, hair salons/barbershops, and malls to close in 30 of the state's 58 counties.

No timetable for when these places can open again was given.

LA and San Diego counties also announced today their schools will be going remote-only in the fall.


Billboard no longer allowing tour & merch bundles

Billboard announced today it would no longer allow artists to bundle their singles and albums with merch and tour ticket bundles, but allow users to add an album to their merch order for an additional cost.

The practice of bundling singles with merchandise has been a tactic exploited by artists such as Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and 6ix9ine to inflate their Hot 100 performance.

The rule change will take effect this Fall, with Billboard declaring, "Single-priced 'bundles' will no longer count, as "all albums bundled with either merchandise or concert tickets must be promoted as an add-on to those purchases in order to be counted on the charts."

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The Chicks Release Lyrics For Songs From 'Gaslighter' (Out Friday!) + First Reviews

Leading up to the Chicks' new album, they are sharing lyrics from a yet-to-be released song each day leading up to July 17th when 'Gaslighter' finally goes on sale. So far, the lyrics are very juicy. Here is what they've released so far:

Track 2, Sleep at Night (Written by The Chicks / Teddy Geiger / Justin Tranter)

Collapse )As for what the album sounds like? The reviews for Gaslighter have started to roll in and... they're great!

EW gives 'Gaslighter' an A:

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Lyric Sources: https://twitter.com/thechicks

Review Sources: 1 | 2 | 3

Which song are you most excited to hear, ONTD?

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Michaela Coel talks about being agentless in a interview with The Hollywood Reporter

- Michaela Coel talks to The Hollywood Reporter about what it was like making a show based on her personal experiences.
- They discuss the creative freedoms in working with BBC/HBO, there is a scene in Episode 12 that is only available on HBO.
- The interview also discusses how Coel is navigating the industry now that she is agentless and her plans for the future.

Thoughts on the latest episode/final episode for those have seen it (please use a spoiler tag for final episode discussions)?


How Birkenstock Became A Cult Classic

Birkenstock sandals have withstood decades of passing fashion fads. Since the 1960s they have adorned the feet of hippies, models, moms, dads and even Gen Z. Birkenstock's success relates to its selectivity in the market. In 2016 it chose to remove its products from the biggest retailer in the world, Amazon. The brand has even found a place in the world of high fashion and turned down collaborations with streetwear giant Supreme. Whether it's a counterculture statement or a modern day fashion staple, heres why Birkenstocks never go out of style.

ONTD, do you wear sandals?


The View: Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, and Meghan

The show has been on break since Thursday 2 July episode. Also a FFA Politics for *waves vaguely at everything*


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Lainey Gossip's bigotry vs. The Mulroneys, part 1 (ONTD Investigates!)

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Recently, Canadian socialite Jessica Mulroney was exposed for her racism toward a social media influencer. Mulroney's husband, Ben, works with a gossip blogger and TV host named Lainey Lui. Lainey runs the website Lainey Gossip.

Lainey wrote about how the Mulroneys allegedly blacklist anyone they dislike. Shortly after, an online campaign began against Lainey that exposed her past of racism, homophobia, transphobia, fat-shaming, and misogyny.

This two-part series will explore this fascinating, bizarrely under-reported Canadian feud.

First, let's begin with Lainey Gossip. Truly, there are too many heinous, bigoted posts from Lainey to compile into one post here. But I have done my best.

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Stay tuned for part 2 this week.

If you work for Buzzfeed, feel free to rip off this post. Every asshole involved in this story needs to suffer consequences.

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Naya Rivera's body possibly recovered from Lake Piru (Updated: Confirmed)

Ventura Sheriff announced on Twitter that a body has been found at Lake Piru. Press conference will take place this afternoon.


TMZ has confirmed it

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20 Teen Drama Villains Ranked


5/20 Teen Drama Villains, Ranked From "Made Some Points" To "Literal Definition Of Evil":

18. Polo Benavent, Elite
14. Oliver Trask, The O.C.
8. Hiram Lodge, Riverdale
6. Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas, Veronica Mars
1. Bryce Walker, 13 Reasons Why

sadly Chuck Bass is missing form the list, but he would easily be in my top 5