July 21st, 2020

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Carrie Underwood announces her first ever Christmas album in the middle of a summer heatwave


"I've always wanted to make a Christmas album and it's been a long time coming. I knew this would be my next music project after wrapping my tour last year, and I think it's turned out to be the perfect time for an album like this, in this period of such personal and spiritual reflection."

"For me, it's more important than ever to focus on the true meaning of Christmas in a project like this. Even though it has been a tough year for all of us, sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can be inspired by the most difficult times, and make us more grateful for the things we do have and for what truly matters."

My Gift, available globally on September 25, features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating Carrie's faith and the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as original material, plus a world-class orchestra and special guests!

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ONTD, are you already looking forward to the end of 2020?
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ONTD Original: Pop Culture References Due for Retirement

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"This is the bad place."


Why? The Good Place didn't turn out to be as good as it should have been, Kristen Bell is a disappointing gentrifier who overshares about her toxic relationship with an ugly man-child, it's unoriginal, and it doesn't make sense; as soon as Eleanor realized she was in the Bad Place, her memory was erased and she started fresh. As far as I can tell, we're stuck here.

[You can still visit every other Sunday]
"We're living in the darkest timeline."


Why? Though this reference to multiverse theory had a peak in Google popularity in early May 2020 (with a prior spike in November 2016), it made its pop culture debut in Community's "Remedial Chaos Theory" episode — which aired in 2011. Most often said by people who are not actually facing the harshest of what our world has to offer, it's a glib response to actual suffering. Also, things can always get worse and you're jinxing it.


"They just have to die."


Why? False. The progression of time is not the same as progress and the elderly and aging are not the only bigots among us. As should be obvious by now, there are plenty of young people happy to embrace racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc., not to mention the individualistic bootstraps mentality their rich or wannabe rich parents imparted. Thinking it'll be smooth sailing once the younger generations take power is naive (and gives us an easy out for our own blind spots and biases).


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Why? Dumb. Florida may be terrible, but so is most of the rest of the United States. Sure, there are better places to be, but Florida is hardly unique in their outrageous behavior or bigoted residents/politicians. People elsewhere aren’t living lives free of prejudice and violence simply by virtue of their zip code. We'd do well to remember, “First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” [Matthew 7:5]


"It’s been 84 years."


Why? It’s been 84 years.


SOURCE: Y'all, the Bible.

Which overused phrases drive you crazy?
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ONTD ORIGINAL: BEST OF SHINee SUMMER SHOWDOWN, LETS PUMP IT UP!

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THE RULES!!!

There will be voting for songs on a scale basis (10 being your absolute favorite, 1 being your least favorite).

Please use the google doc below to vote on singles!!

The THREE songs with the highest scores will make it into the tracklist.

No Spotify this time I'm sorry :(


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If you have not voted in the Slow Song round please do! Link HERE

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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week


The Year of the Witching

In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.

But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.

Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.

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Dave Chapelle Went to Visit Kanye West as Ye says He's Better



Ye tweeted "THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GOD SEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE " after suffering a supposed manic episode, Dave Chapelle went to visit him. Just last night kanye was tweeting a series of troubling tweets from saying the movie Get Out was about him and Kim Kardashian hiring psychiatrists to have him committed.

Allegedly Kim purchased the Wyoming ranch for Kanye to keep him away from the children when he's having episodes, as the children are safe in Calabasas with Kim's family. Kim has been on Kanye on seeking treatment which he refuses and to take his medication in which he refrains from taking because 'he hates how it makes him feel'.

edit: apparently he has an album 'donda' dropping this friday so, who knows if this was just to get press.

source= https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1285627821424087040
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Aparna of 'Indian Matchmaking' Is Ignoring Your Negative Tweets About Her



- Aparna from "Indian Matchmaking" on Netflix has been getting a lot of buzz on social media for her negativity on the show

- For example, she won't marry anyone who doesn't know that Bolivia has salt flats. She claims to love traveling but turns her nose at a date who wants to go to Dubai and South Africa.

- Aparna says: "I didn't have any intention to speak for the South Asian community, or to share anything about the [arranged marriage] process. It was just, 'Oh, could this maybe help me find a husband? How cool. Okay." [Spoiler (click to open)]Aparna is still single after the show.



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This is just an excuse to talk about Indian Matchmaking! Have you watched it? Let's talk about how Akshay's mom is the worst.
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Natalie Portman and Alexis Ohanian lead way to fund an LA Team in the National Women's Soccer League



- The National Women’s Soccer League announced that Los Angeles has been awarded an expansion team, which will be in place spring 2022.
- A majority woman-founded group led by Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media/gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian secured the expansion rights.
- The founding investor group includes those mentioned above plus Serena Williams and daughter, Alexis Ohanian, Jr.; actors Uzo Aduba, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner and Eva Longoria; late night talk show host Lilly Singh; former USWNT players Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Rachel Buehler, Shannon Boxx, Amanda Cromwell, Lorrie Fair Allen, Ronnie Fair Sullins, Joy Fawcett, Angela Hucles, Shannon MacMillan, Tisha Venturini Hoch, and Saskia Webber, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA World Cup Champions Lauren Cheney Holiday and Abby Wambach; author Glennon Doyle; Netflix VP Original Content Cindy Holland; tech entrepreneur and filmmaker Casey Neistat; Founding Board Member of Baby2Baby Sabina Nathanson; Media Executive David Nathanson; Baby2Baby Co-President Norah Weinstein; and Bad Robot President and COO Brian Weinstein.
- Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, at age two, makes her the youngest ever owner in professional sports.
- Also announced the team’s partnership with the Play Equity Fund, a local nonprofit focused on bridging the gap in access to sports in underserved communities.
- Portman became close to the USWNT after Times Up and the USWNT Players Association started working together on their pay dispute with US Soccer.
- Will announce name and venue by the end of the year.


- LA ONTD, you better show up.

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Lewis Hamilton responds to criticism of #BLM activism


Lewis Hamilton has responded to remarks made by motor racing icons and melting wax figurines Sir Jackie Stewart and Mario Andretti, saying he is disappointed.

Last week, Andretti, the American-Italian motorsports giant who is one of only two drivers ever to have won races in Formula 1, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship, and NASCAR, was quoted saying "I have a lot of respect for Lewis, but why become a militant? He's always been accepted and he's earned everyone's respect. I think the whole point of this is pretentious. I feel that way. And it's creating a problem that doesn't exist."

Meanwhile, three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart was quoted saying, "I think Lewis has been a great example to lots of people [...] He's quite vocal about these elements, I don't think there's as big a problem as there might seem [...] There is no resistance for change if someone is clever and good at what they do. They will be accepted in Formula 1."

ONTD motorsports fans (all 3 of you) may recall the recent incident involving the placement of a noose in black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage stall at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Andretti commented on this incident, saying that it "became bigger than it should be" and that he wishes "politics didn't get mixed up with sport".

Hamilton expressed his disappointment in the mayonnaise-complected former racers on his Instagram stories, now expired.

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Source: Sky Sports Tweet, CBC, Hamilton's IG, and me from watching the races

Ontd, are you one of the only POC among your peers? Are you "militant"?
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Edmonton CFL Team to Change Name Removing "Eskimo", Effective Immediately

Edmonton's CFL team has been using the derogatory term "*skimo" in their name since 1949. After decades of Indigenous activists calling for the name to change, the team announced today via Twitter that effective immediately, they will be known as the Edmonton Football Team (or the EE Football Team, which is stupid because the initials still refer to the slur that they've removed but anyway) until they are able to come up with a new name.


In 2019, Edmonton Football Team's spokesman Allan Watt said "If we’re going to pride ourselves on being one of Canada’s most northern professional sports teams, in the Oilers and the *skimos, we need to act that way. And so we’re going back again for the Sunrise Festival,” said club spokesman Allan Watt, who was part of the initial liaison along with Rhodes, and has carried through in that capacity over the years. “And also recognizing that the second largest Inuit population outside of the North lives in Edmonton." Four years ago, they started a dialogue with fans and Inuit to determine how to proceed. One of the team members visited Northern communities like Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories as part of the steps toward reparing the team's relationship with Inuit and First Nations people.

"People who defended the name only a year ago are less comfortable with it now," board chair Janice Agrios said at a news conference.
"Institutions are being renamed around the world. The change to our name is part of a sweeping societal change."

The team's current name has been criticized as insensitive or even racist and Agrios said the team's most recent opinion research showed that views about the name are shifting quickly. "No one event sparked the decision. We've had open conversations with partners, community and fans about this issue for several years now. We're proud of the engagement that we've done." According to Agrios, recent threats by sponsors to withdraw sponsorship if the team did not change its name played a secondary role in the decision.


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Greys Anatomy will tackle coronavirus pandemic in season 17


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yes, the show is still on

Krista Vernoff:

"We’re going to address this pandemic for sure. There’s no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes."

"Every year, we have doctors come and tell us their stories, and usually they’re telling their funniest or craziest stories. This year, it has felt more like therapy. The doctors come in and we’re the first people they’re talking to about these types of experiences they’re having. They are literally shaking and trying not to cry, they’re pale, and they’re talking about it as war — a war that they were not trained for. And that’s been one of our big conversations about Owen, is that he’s actually trained for this in a way that most of the other doctors aren’t."

"I feel like our show has an opportunity and a responsibility to tell some of those stories."
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Emilia Clarke enjoys a walk in London with her dog and unconfirmed new beau Tom Turner



Tom Turner is a third assistant director and has been working on movies such as Rogue One, Red Sparrow and Charlie's Angels. He is supposedly Rebecca Ferguson's ex-boyfriend, after they worked together on Mission Impossible 5. According to The Sun (yeah I know, whatevs), Emilia and Tom met at a party at the private Soho House club and bonded over their mutual love for dogs.

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Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend Alexandra Grant granted restraining order against female stalker



Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant has joined the list of celebrity girlfriends being stalked and harrassed by their boyfriend's crazy ass fans.

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge granted a temporary restraining order against a 67-year-old woman named Cathryn aka Katherine. The stalker was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Alexandra, her home and work and prohibited from contacting Alexandra on social media or posting her photo online.

Alexandra said in the petition, “The harassment commenced after Petitioner was romantically linked to world-famous actor Keanu Reeves, with whom Respondent is disturbingly obsessed. Mr. Reeves is aware and included in Respondent’s numerous social media “hate accounts”, which are comprised of literally thousands of posts.”

Alexandra also says Keanu's obsessive fan has trespassed on her home and took photos of her car that were then posted online, shown up to her events, and was constantly “monitoring and tracking Ms. Grant’s activities, including posting photos of Ms. Grant’s residence online.” These actions are said to have caused Alexandra extreme and substantial distress and she is fearful the harrassment will continue and escalate.

Keanu and Alexandra are currently in Berlin, where Keanu is shooting the next Matrix movie.

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Trader Joe’s will remove “racist branding and packaging” from some of its international food items




The grocery store chain said it will change product branding on some of its international food products. This following an online petition that called for the elimination of the labels “Trader Ming’s,” “Trader José,” “Trader Giotto’s,” “Arabian Joe,” and “Trader Joe San,” which refer to Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern and Japanese foods, respectively.

“The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures — it presents ‘Joe’ as the default ‘normal’ and the other characters falling outside of it — they are ‘Arabian Joe,’ ‘Trader José’ and ‘Trader Joe San,’” the petition states.

A Trader Joe’s spokesperson says while it may have begun as a “lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness” the company now recognizes it had the opposite effect.

Packaging for some of its products have already been changed to remove the names and the company expects to complete the entire process “very soon.”

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Hulu Study Reveals Four Different Types of Streamers


Streaming service Hulu has been studying the streaming habits of its viewers, and has come up with some results they've released in the first of a series of reports.

According to their study, over 90% of people ages 13-54, aka "Generation Stream", use at least one streaming service. Their survey of 2500 of those viewers gave them four general categories of streamers, from largest to smallest:

- Therapeutic streamers look for content that helps them decompress, and that content is often nostalgic. This is the biggest group of streamers, and the demographic that most closely represents the population.

- Classic streamers watch content at set times on a regular basis, with family or friends or as part of a routine. These streamers are more likely to be married and are slightly more affluent than the general population.

- Indulgent streamers are binge watchers, who devour seasons or entire series in quick succession. This group tends to be slightly older than the general population, and its members are more likely to live alone.

- Curated streamers seek out shows or movies that are being talked about in order to participate in the cultural conversation. These streamers skew younger in age, and are often members of Gen Z.

Poll #2103470 What kind of streamer are you, ONTD?

What kind of streamer are you, ONTD?

Therapeutic
226(34.8%)
Classic
56(8.6%)
Indulgent
238(36.6%)
Curated
104(16.0%)
Not much of a streamer
26(4.0%)


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50 (5) of the Worst Teen Drama Couples



Like the other posts have stated, buzzfeed is having a teen show month and hey the comments are fun here!

5 out of the 50 picked at random:

- Ryan and Lindsay in The O.C.

- Aria and Ezra in Pretty Little Liars

- Hope and Landon in Legacies

- Miles and Tristan in Degrassi: Next Class

- Ani and Clay in 13 Reasons Why

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Some of these I agree with (Tristan/Miles, Landon/Hope zzz), others I don't (Peyton/Lucas but I get it). What about you guys!
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Political commentator Michael Brooks dies suddenly at 37



Michael Brooks was a leftist political commentator who appeared on The Majority Report with Sam Seder. His untimely death has had a huge impact across the leftist media landscape.



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ONTD Original: ONTD Decides - What is the Best Picture of This Century?... So Far

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ONTD, you will decide what is the ultimate Best Picture so far. Theres been 20 Best Picture winners this century, I eliminated 4 with the lowest metacritic scores (they also happened to be in the top 10 when it came to audience scores, so YIKES) There will be no A Beautiful Mind, no Gladiator, no Crash, and no Green Book (you're welcome, all are terrible). I have no way of knowing if you've seen every movie, so vote however you want and skip some if you want, I don't care.

There will be 4 rounds. Voting for round 1 will end on July 26th. Round 2 will be posted on the 27th.

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Sources? My ability to look up Best Picture winners and then making a bracket? I don't know.

ONTD, what are your favorite movies nominated for an Oscar?
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Kylie™ announces new album "Disco"



The pop icon is set to release her 15th studio album on November 6th, with the first single "Say Something" expected to be released next Thursday 23 July, an insider reports the new single is "upbeat and summery" and the new album "is set to be a disco classic, it’s everything you want from a Kylie album. Fans are going to love it."

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DC's Stargirl 1x11 Promo "Shining Knight"



A BLAST FROM THE PAST — Courtney’s (Brec Bassinger) life gets turned upside down when someone from her past arrives in Blue Valley. Meanwhile, Pat (Luke Wilson) uncovers new information about the ISA’s plan and Jordan (Neil Jackson) makes a surprising discovery at work.

Jennifer Phang directed the episode written by Geoff Johns (#111). Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Meg DeLacy and Christopher James Baker also star.

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Celebs you may HaVe not known where born in certain places

Keanu Reeves-Beirut, Lebanon

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born to a British mother and a Chinese-Hawaiian father while the pair were together in Lebanon


Isla Fisher - Muscat, Omam

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Born to Scottish parents in Oman, she moved to Australia at the age of six.
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Ashlee Simpson dropped her debut album “Autobiography” 16 years ago today




Today marks 16 years since Successica Simpson’s little sister dropped her debut album, “Autobiography.” Remember MTV’s “The Ashlee Simpson Show” that documented the entire process?




Did you own a copy of Autobiography, ONTD?

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Leah Remini and Mike Rinder release followup podcast to their Scientology docuseries



-Leah Remini and Mike Rinder reunite for a new podcast called "Scientology: Fair Game".
-They made the move to audio only after they had trouble working with A&E's network rules for a new season (A&E says it was due to the rigorous legal vetting process).
-The podcast will go “further, deeper, harder and stronger” than Aftermath.
-The first episode is already out and episodes will be released weekly.

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Another 90 Day Fiancé Spin-off - it’s Darcey and Stacey!




Are you ready to be Silva Strong?!?! TLC has yet another 90 Day Fiancé spinoff featuring Darcey and her sister Stacey. The show will follow the spray tan streaks of these twins as they constantly looking for European men. Will Tom make and appearance? Can OP cut the Bulgarian’s guy hair? Is Florian getting someone’s honey in Albania?Will grifter Tom make his way to try and crush Darcey’s crumpets? Or Stacey’s? Find out or don’t! Premiere is August 16th.

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The View: Patricia Heaton, John Quiñones, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny. Meghan is off.



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Ontd are protests still occurring in your cities or states?

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Little Plot Holes In Teen Dramas That Make No Sense


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Buzzfeed is having some teen show month going on, with a ton of random lists. so perfect for ontd.

5/ 20 Little Plot Holes In Teen Dramas That Make No Sense:

- Whatever happened to Serena and Dan's half brother on Gossip Girl?

- Riverdale's Black Hood had piercing green eyes while [season 2 spoiler?]'s are blueish

- What happened to the moms being left in Alison's basement on Pretty Little Liars

- Whatever happened to Cayetana's mom and grandpa on Élite?

- Who the heck was the real father of Theresa's baby on The O.C.?