August 20th, 2020

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Megan Thee Stallion addresses claims accusing her of lying about injuries

In a now-deleted Instagram post, Megan Thee Stallion (aka Hot Girl Meg aka The Hot Girl Coach) had something to say to the people who have been accusing her of lying about being shot (allegedly but definitely by Tory Lanez) last month.

“Lol what I have learned abt majority of the people on social media is y’all like to hear bad news before good news, a lie spreads quicker than the truth, and y’all really be believing the sh– YALL make up,” she wrote. “I got hit at the back of my feet because when I got shot I was WALKING AWAY FACING THE BACK. why would I lie abt getting shot? Why are y’all so upset that I don’t wanna be in the bed sad? Why y’all upset that I can walk ? I got my stitches out my feet like 2 weeks ago and I was ready to go celebrate WAP going number1… I usually don’t address internet bullshit but y’all people are so sick! God was really watching over me and I’m healing so well! Sorry I’m not as sad and miserable as a lot of y’all lol but ima keep being Megan Thee Mf STALLION.”

She also posted a photo of her gunshot injury, which you can see at the post (graphic, obviously).


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Olivia Wilde hired to directed Spider-Woman movie at Sony

Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel film project revolving around a female character in the universe. While not confirmed, it is expected that the story will be centered on Spider-Woman.

The film will be penned by Wilde and her writing partner Katie Silberman.

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Pharrell Curates Time Magazine's "THE NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION" Essay Collection

Pharrell wrote an essay for Time Magazine called "America's Past and Present Are Racist. We Deserve a Black Future," which is included in a collection that he curated around the same theme.

Titles include:

  • Pharrell and Jay-Z’s New Song ‘Entrepreneur’ Is a Celebration of Black Ambition
  • The Story Behind TIME's 'The New American Revolution' Cover
  • Angela Davis In Conversation With Yara Shahidi: 'We're Doing Today What Should Have Started 150 Years Ago'
  • Imara Jones: Why Black Trans Women Are Essential to Our Future
  • Barbara Lee In Conversation With Jamaal Bowman: 'You Can't Start in the Middle When You're Trying to Pass a Policy'
  • Kenya Barris In Conversation With Tyler, The Creator: 'Why Can't We Tell Our Stories?'
  • Danielle Geathers: How Advocating for Change Helped Me Become the First Black Woman Student Body President at MIT
  • Mikey Williams In Conversation With Naomi Osaka: 'We're Young Black Athletes. We Have Spotlights On Us'
  • Tyree Boyd-Pates In Conversation With Geoffrey Canada: 'America's Future Is Predicated on Knowing the Full History'
  • Janaya Future Kahn: 'Our Job Is to Make Revolution Irresistible'
  • Dr. Otis Brawley In Conversation With Douglas Brooks: ‘We Don’t Need to Reform Health Care—We Need to Transform Health Care’
  • Nikkolas Smith: Art Can Help Show That Black Lives Matter. It Can Also Lead to Activism
  • 21 Savage: For Black Americans to Undo Centuries of Racist Policies, We Need Financial Literacy

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Indie Film Release Guide: August 21st [An ONTD Original]

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This weekend, after 20+ consecutive days of 1,000+ deaths in the United States from coronavirus, movie theaters are opening in many cities and states across the country. Of course the offerings will be fairly limited to start, since theaters in two of the biggest cities in the country remain closed, but there are a few films in this week's roundup that are opening in theaters this weekend.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. All films listed will be available at their respective sources on Friday unless otherwise noted. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have already come to VOD: August 14th, August 7th, and July 31st.


Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson, Gabriel Bateman
Writer: Carl Ellsworth
Director: Derrick Borte
Genre: Thriller
Plot: After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage.
What you should know: Owns the title of “first movie to open nationwide in theaters after the pandemic shutdown”.
Where to watch: In theaters

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Actress Nichelle Nichols is Currently a Victim of Elder Abuse

A GoFundMe has been started for Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols by Nichol's younger sister as a way for her family to fight back against a predatory manager who has insinuated himself into Nichol's life. They also linked to their complaint filing.

From the GoFundMe page:
In 2010, [Nichelle] first encountered Gilbert Bell. He said he was a producer and that he was developing a feature film in which he hoped to have Nichelle co-star as well as be a 50-50 partner in the enterprise and its profits. Slowly, deliberately, and methodically, Bell insinuated himself into her life. He convinced her to allow him to move into the second house on her property adjacent to her residence as they worked on the project that never happened. Bell still lives in the house under a fraudulent lease essentially paying nothing while compelling Nichelle to pay all his utilities, and he continues to fight his removal.

In 2013, Nichelle was in a very weakened state following a hospitalization. Knowing that her immediate family members mostly lived outside of California, Bell took advantage of the situation to obtain her signature on medical and general Powers of Attorney. Over time, as he continued to gain influence, fees from her many personal appearances, and even her pension and Social Security, began to disappear.

He later deeded her personal residence into his name, which was the final act that triggered the Petition for Conservatorship eventually granted to her son, Kyle Johnson.

We believe that Bell has taken financial advantage of Nichelle to the tune of well over a million dollars, but we have only scratched the surface.

As a fan and admirer of Nichelle, we ask for your support by donating towards the
accumulated and ongoing legal fees to defend her and ensure the continuing conservatorship by her son, Kyle. These funds are necessary for defending Nichelle from Gilbert Bell’s baseless but damaging suit, our counter-suit and associated expenses of discovery, trial, etc, and to recover all or some of what he has stolen and mitigate the damage he has inflicted upon her. We appeal to your generosity and appreciate your support in any amount.

Fellow Star Trek actor Walter Koenig is also cited on the GoFundMe: "Nichelle Nichols has been a true and loyal friend for over fifty years. She has been financially abused by a person pretending to protect her interests. I urge everyone who knows what a beautiful person she is to support the GoFundMe established in her name. It is a cause very much worth contributing to. She is one of the really great people out there."


New Mutants director: Movie Theaters are safer than airplanes

New Mutants director Josh Boone decided he wanted to pull some clownery in regards to going to see his new soon-to-be-a-flop film.

Heroic Hollywood talked with the director about whether the movie would have ever gone straight to Disney+. He says no, specifically mentioning that the end of the film was designed to be seen on a big screen. He then says that if people (clowns) can go to house parties they can put a mask on and see a movie, mentioning its safer than being on an airplane or restaurant.

Airlines require masks and have remove and outright banned people from flying for not following the policy. Restaurants can't do indoor dining because it helped cause massive outbreaks. Meanwhile movie theaters are letting customers take their masks off for eating and drinking purposes and have not stated how forceful they will be to make sure people keep their masks on while watching a film.

After being closed since mid-March, major theater chains are opening back up this weekend. AMC opened 100 of its locations today. Regal and Cinemark open tomorrow, but have not given exact numbers. Indoor theaters in states like New York, California, and New Jersey will continue to remain closed.

Unless Disney pulls the plug at the last possible minute, New Mutants finally comes out next week.

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Guillermo Del Toro News

  • Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, David Bradley and Finn Wolfhard join Christoph Waltz, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson and Burn Gorman in “Pinocchio,” Del Toro's upcoming stop-motion animated musical feature for Netflix.

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Netflix Uses Sexualized Marketing to Promote 'Cuties' Film

Original poster (left) and Netflix promo (right)

Cuties is a coming-of-age film written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. Among other things, it critiques the ways modern culture steers pre-adolescent girls toward the hypersexualization of their bodies. It won the Directing Jury Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Netflix was accused of sexualizing the film's young actresses in its promotional materials. They apologized and updated the poster and descriptions.

[Old and new description]This was the original description of the project:

And here's the new one:


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Warner Bros makes some wild demands with Tenet

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for Tenet, for three days of preview screenings starting Monday August 31. Regular engagement tickets go on sale next week for showings starting September 3.

Warner Bros has also thrown some wild demands at movie theaters looking to play the film:

-- Previews can only happen once per night, per screen, and no earlier than 5PM.
-- The theater must follow local safety laws and theater safety protocols at all times in order to show the film. Safety information must be available on-demand for any customer. There was no mention of what would happen if a theater is found to not be following protocols.
-- An unheard of 63% of the gross per week for the film's entire engagement.
-- The film must play on the largest non-IMAX screen a theater has for its entire run.
-- Single-screen movie theaters must play the film for 4 weeks, 2-screens for 5 weeks, 3-8 screens for 8 weeks, and 9+ screens for 12 weeks.
-- Three trailers for upcoming Warner Bros films are required to play before the film starts.
-- Gross collection will occur earlier than usual, as Warners doesn't want theaters using Tenet money to pay off other bills.


“Selling Sunset” Star Mary Fitzgerald reveals that she’s NOT in touch with costar Christine Quinn!

“Selling Sunset” star Mary Fitzgerald revealed on “Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef” that she and costar Christine Quinn are NOT close anymore.

She revealed, “We just we've grown apart. I mean, I love her I'll I always wish her the best, but we've just kind of grown apart and it just feels like right now we're on kind of different paths. And we, since we had finished filming, I haven't really seen her. She hasn't come into the office that much. And, and, and then Corona has kind of kept everyone out of the office. I still go in and Jason and I still go in, but, but a lot of people are taking it very seriously, but we just wear masks and gloves and we're fine.“

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Drag Race Star Chi Chi Devayne has died at 34 from pneumonia

- a few weeks ago she was admitted to the hospital with possible kidney failure due to complications from her autoimmune disease, scleroderma
- she was released and readmitted a few days ago with pneumonia, posting this video from the hospital:
- local sources and fellow queens confirmed her death today


I’m absolutelt devastated She was one of my absolute faves
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Rona Strikes Again: Gerard Butler Splits With Girlfriend Morgan Brown

- Gerard Butler (50) and his girlfriend Morgan Brown (49?) have split after more than six years together.
- The pair were last spotted publicly sharing a kiss at Veince Beach earlier this month. Or getting groceries together?
Gerard and Morgan started seeing each other in 2014, dated on and off for a few years before splitting up. They were then seen together on vacation at Mexico and had been steady since.

- The timeline for this is a bit off, Daily Mail is reporting they got back together in 2016 whereas People says 2017. DM says they were last seen kissing at Venice Beach earlier this month, People reports stocking up on groceries early July. I'll leave this one for the ONTD Detectives.

- No reason for the split has been given.

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Karlie Kloss partners with phenomenal woman to raise awareness for Breonna Taylor

Karlie Kloss is looking social injustice right in the eye. Karlie partners with phenomenal woman to raise awareness for Breonna Taylor. On March 13, three Louisville Metro Police Department officers: Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove, entered her apartment in the middle of the night using a "no-knock warrant." Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker, a licensed gun carrier, believed someone was breaking into their home and fired a gun in self-defense, according to Walker's attorney. The officers then shot Taylor at least eight times.

Karlie writes, 'It's been 160 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered. Too often Black women who die from police violence are forgotten. Stay loud, demand justice, and #SAYHERNAME'. This tee is made in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation to whom all profits are given


Britney Spears Conservatorship Unchanged After Court Hearing

TMZ reports that Wednesday's court hearing was simply a scheduled status conference and nothing has changed.

Sources connected to TMZ say that the conservatorship is necessary for her safety and possibly even her survival.

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Video Premiere: The Killers - My Own Soul’s Warning

The Killers premiered a new music video for “My Own Soul’s Warning” today. This is the second video after the first premiered over a month ago and I didn’t bother to submit that because the original video was boring as hell and didn’t feature anyone in the band.

The band drops their new album Imploding the Mirage tomorrow. I guess.

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Directors Neil Marshall and Joshua Newton have been accused of trying to extort ousted Ron Meyer

Neil Marshall, the director of 2019’s “Hellboy” is currently dating Charlotte Kirk(according to THR they are married). He contacted Ron Meyer and demanded money in exchange of not revealing Kirk's affair with the studio head eight years ago.

Joshua Newton, a former boyfriend of Kirk also demanded money from Meyer.

They both threatened lawsuits in an attempt to pressure Meyer into greenlighting one of their movie projects.

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Joe Jonas Shows Off His New Blonde Hair

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- Joe Jonas posted a selfie on his IG stories, showing off his new hair as he went from dark locks to buzzed, bleached blonde hair.

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ONTD, have you changed your hair during this pandemic?

Introducing: The Cargo Shorts Hat

In "Well, I like it!" news, some enterprising company (New Era has teamed up with the TOMBOGO label, who and who, I'm not fashion savvy) stuck pockets on a hat. It is now The Cargo Hat.

Does this get around fashion dress codes? "They're not shorts, it's a hat bro!" An adjustable strap holds the pockets on, uh, your head.

In case you cannot bear being so fashion forward, the pockets can be removed. But why would you pay 120$ for CaPocket to take the pockets OFF? People with too much disposable income. Spend that income over here, if you want, and buy a hat.


HeterONTD, will your next quarantine-breaking fuck include someone wearing this stylish headgear?


The Rise And Fall Of Chuck E. Cheese

With a combination of arcade games, pizza, and animatronics, Chuck E. Cheese became the go-to spot for kids' birthday parties in the '90s. But a $1 billion debt load and shuttered dine-in service due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced Chuck E. Cheese to file for bankruptcy in June. So what happened?

ONTD, did you celebrate any birthdays at Chuck E. Cheese growing up?


Live Viewing Post and Celebrity Tweets for Democratic National Convention Day 4


📅 The DNC runs four (4) days Monday to Thursday

📝 Day 4 Theme is America’s Promise

👩🏻 Day 4 Emcee is Julia Louis-Dreyfus

🎶 Music from The Chicks and John Legend & Common

🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣 Day 4 Speakers (partial list)
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), former candidate Andrew Yang, Sen. Chris Coons, D-DE, the Biden Family, and Vice President Joe Biden

💻 You can watch online via

📺 You can find other coverage on cable news online sites or channels or major network online sites; TV coverage on National Networks is expected to run ~9PM-11PM eastern

🗳 The DNC was planned for Wisconsin but is now virtual because covid-19

🤡 RacistInChief™ had an ALL CAPS twitter meltdown during last night’s convention and this morning rolled over his KFC bucket and McDonalds wrappers to learn that Steve Bannon was arrested on wire fraud and money laundering for grifting a fake charity to Build the Wall, plus T45 the Ultimate Grifter lost yet another court case to prevent turning over his financials to Manhattan District Attorney Vance.

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Did you like the covid-safe virtual format better than live format of previous years?

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Sophie Okonedo and Kae Alexander join 'The Wheel of Time' .

'Okonedo will be playing the role of legendary Amyrlin Seat Siuan Sanche, while Alexander has been cast as fan-favorite Min Farshaw. Also joining the cast in recurring roles are Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale, Peter Franzen as Stepin, and Clare Perkins as Kerene Nagashi.'

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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Under Fire for Cutting Women Who Voiced Concerns About COVID


The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have a reputation as the premier cheerleading squad in the NFL, but they are about to have a reputation as being assholes to women who voice opposing views. The squad allegedly cut four cheerleaders who voiced concerns about being forced to perform during quarantine for the sake of TV ratings. (The squad has its own reality show on CMT).

This sparked a backlash online, even among the fairly conservative fanbase of the squad. One cheerleader, a fan favorite named Brennan, was cut even though she survived COVID twice.

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Writers Mutiny at ‘All Rise,’ the Rare CBS Show With a Black Female Lead

From the start of production, many writers clashed with Greg Spottiswood, over how he handled race and gender.
Five writers from the original staff of seven are gone. The other two were white men.
Among those who quit were the program’s three highest-ranking writers of color.

Shernold Edwards (Black woman), worked on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” and other shows.
She left “All Rise” in November after disagreements with Spottiswood.
They had to do so much behind the scenes to keep these scripts from being racist and offensive.

Sunil Nayar (Indian-American) worked on ABC’s “Revenge” and CBS’s “CSI: Miami,”
He left after disputes with Spottiswood.
He wanted “All Rise” to accurately reflect the experiences of Black people and other people of color,
Spottiswood seemed more interested in having him appear at public events than in giving him duties as EP.

Warner Bros. HR reviewed the show’s workplace between last August and November after complaints.
After the inquiries, WB. kept him in place and provided him with a corporate coach, a Black woman, to advise him.
Spottiswood was aware of the problems with his leadership and pledged to do better.

The lead Lola was sometimes given dialogue or story lines that seemed false or offensively stereotypical.
Certain scenes inaccurately depicted how a Black woman would speak or act.
The problems had been apparent as early as the second episode.
Writers questioned the handling of a sensitive issue in the third episode centered on a Black character.

It was renewed for a second season in May.

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Celebrity cat called Mittens in the running to be New Zealander of the year

New Zealand continues to be awesome by nominating a celebrity cat, Mittens, to be the New Zealander of the Year. (@JacinaArdern please adopt me. Please?)

Mittens is a Turkish Angora cat who lives in Wellington. In 2018, he was taken to the police station by some concerned locals, who had noticed him wandering around the city in places like the church, post office and the university. However, an employee of the SPCA assured locals that the cat didn't need to be rescued and wasn't even lost, stating that he was just "adventurous". In fact, this employee even started a Facebook page for Mittens which now has 50,000 followers, many of whom keep track of the kitty's activities throughout the city.

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Trailer for new horror series 'Hungry Ghosts'

- "Chilling, captivating and utterly compelling, Hungry Ghosts follows four families that find themselves haunted by ghosts from the past. Filmed and set in Melbourne during the month of the Hungry Ghost Festival, when the Vietnamese community venerate their dead.

When a tomb in Vietnam is accidentally opened on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival, a vengeful spirit is unleashed, bringing the dead with him. As these spirits wreak havoc across the Vietnamese-Australian community in Melbourne, reclaiming lost loves and exacting revenge, young woman May Le (Văn-Davies) must rediscover her true heritage and accept her destiny to help bring balance to a community still traumatised by war."

- Premieres on SBS on Monday, August 24 and runs for 4 consecutive nights to Thursday, August 27

Do you believe in ghost, ONTD? Foreign horror recs?
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There is apparently a Quebec version of Brooklyn Nine Nine

- Titled "Escouade 99", Quebec has decided to remake Brooklyn 99 nearly shot for shot with none of the charm (or so  I can gather from the trailer).
- The show will be releasing on 17th September.
- The cast consists of Mickaël Gouin, Bianca Gervais, Mylène Mackay, Widemir Normil, Guy Jodoin, with the series being directed by Patrick Huard.


Bets on how long before it gets cancelled?

‘The Batman’ director Matt Reeves reveals first look at logo, teaser poster

Reeves is expected to unveil the first major first look at the movie during Saturday’s DC FanDome event


Have you made your peace with RPattz as Batman, ONTD?

Kelly Osbourne reveals she had Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2 Years Ago

A couple of weeks ago Kelly Osbourne Showed Off Her 85-Lb. Weight Loss in an Instagram post.

During this Thursday episode of the “Hollywood Raw with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn” podcast, Kelly revealed she underwent surgery:

“I don’t give a f–k what anyone has to say. I did it, I’m proud of it, they can suck s–t. I did the gastric sleeve. All it does is change the shape of your stomach. “I got that almost two years ago. I will never, ever, ever lie about it ever. It is the best thing I have ever done.”

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32 Recent Romance Recommendations by Trope

Fake Dating: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

The premise: “We’ll just pretend to be in love.” What could possibly go wrong?

About: Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her from their office building goes viral...

Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.

When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Now half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out, his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?

Dani’s plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf’s secretly a hopeless romantic—and he’s determined to corrupt Dani’s stone-cold realism. Before long, he’s tackling her fears into the dirt. But the former sports star has issues of his own, and the walls around his heart are as thick as his... um, thighs.

Suddenly, the easy lay Dani dreamed of is more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Is her focus being tested? Or is the universe just waiting for her to take a hint?

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Jake Gyllenhaal Starring In A Suspense Novelist's Trail Of Deceptions

Jake Gyllenhaal will star in ‘A SUSPENSE NOVELISTS TRAIL OF DECEPTIONS’ with Janicza Bravo set to write & direct

It's a series adaptation of Ian Parker’s New Yorker article A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions.

Published in February 2019, Parker’s story explores the complex life of former book editor Dan Mallory, whose debut psychological thriller, The Woman in the Window, written under the pseudonym A.J. Finn, was number one on the New York Times Bestseller list, the first debut novel to do so in twelve years.

Despite a seemingly successful career, he spun a web of lies about brain tumors he does not have and mourns family members who are not dead while preying on people’s sympathy to get away with almost anything.

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The ACLU Discusses How Conservatorship Threatens Britney Spears’ Civil Rights

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