November 11th, 2020

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The (Stephen) King of Horror Feat. Lindsay Ellis | It’s Lit



Few writers have had the sheer staying power, popularity, and prolific output as Stephen King. From insatiably flesh-hungry clowns and sentient cars to telekinetic teenagers and mystical gunslingers, if there’s one author who has taken up valuable real estate in that part of our imaginations, it’s Stephen King. But it’s not just his monsters that have lasting power—it’s also the very human and very psychological elements in his work that linger.

So come with me, Constant Reader, while I lead you through the dark and twisted world of Uncle Stevie, the King of Horror…

Hosted by Lindsay Ellis and Princess Weekes, It’s Lit! is a show about our favorite books, genres, and why we love to read. It’s Lit has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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Mads Mikkelsen to replace Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise



Mads Mikkelsen is atop the list of actors being considered to replace Johnny Depp in the David Yates-directed Fantastic Beast 3, the third installment of the Harry Potter spinoff based on the JK Rowling fantasy franchise. Sources said he is Yates’ choice to play Grindelwald and he is in early talks.

In related news, THR reported that WB had to pay Depp his full 8-figure salary for the movie, even though he had shot one scene, because of a clause in his contract. There was no morality clause in his contract.

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Batman clock going for $29,900



- Missing the 30th anniversary date of Tim Burton's Batman by a year, this desktop clock (made by Kross Studio) is shaped liked the version of the Batmobile in Batman (1989). From the Kross Studio website, it states:

"The whole piece is made of the finest materials - carefully selected for their technical properties and refinement. The bodywork in black aluminium composite, with aeronautical grade scratch protection coating, magnificently shapes the 1989 Batmobile desk clock, reproducing the same curves and proportions. Even the wheels are spinning!"

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ONTD, what's the most you've spent on a item?
Have you splurged on anything recently?

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Cast of Apple's 'The Afterparty' Announced



Apple posted a cast list for its newest series The Afterparty, a whodunnit comedy from Chris Miller and Philip Lord for Apple TV+ about the afterparty of a high school reunion.

The cast list includes Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Dave Franco, Jamie Demetriou, Ilana Glazer and John Early.

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Sam smith on coming out as non binary



During an appearance on the Late Late Show this week, Sam opened up a about coming out as non binary/gender queer.

"I've always felt the way I felt, and being able to tell everyone that and feel so much more open about certain parts of my personality and my life has been absolutely incredible."

Sam also says that another positive of coming out is being able to express more freely through music. "I just feel permission, now, to show all different sides of myself musically," Sam said. "Whether it's dancing, or who I'm singing about, or what I'm singing about, I just feel like I can show all of myself now and put all of myself into my music. Before, I felt scared to show my femininity, I found that really scary. But now she's out."

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Joins HBO Max ‘Suicide Squad’ Spinoff ‘Peacemaker’



Danielle Brooks has been cast as Leota Adebayo in the HBO Max series “Peacemaker” about John Cena’s Suicide Squad character.

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Cazzie David finally opens up about her breakup with Pete Davidson in her new book


According to Cazzie after two years of dating she struggled convincing Pete that she "loved him" and wanted to break up with him previously but hesitated due to "previously, self-harm and suicide threats had come about from trivial circumstances".

She broke up with him first then immediately regretted it two days later to which Pete responded by saying he was "the happiest he'd ever been" and dumped her. The next day Pete was seen with Ariana Grande finally.

Cazzie was distraught by all the attention their breakup was getting now that he was with Ariana but described the moment as "a really pivotal moment in my life, and writing about it has caused me a ton of anxiety, especially because I talk so much about hating the attention it brought me. Why would I bring more attention to myself by writing about it? But there’s nothing that’s gonna be worse than what I already experienced with that".

Pete and Cazzie are still friends today.

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Danai Gurira to Play Pioneering Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm in New Film



Danai Gurira will star in “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm,” portraying the political trailblazer’s historic 1972 presidential run.

Cherien Dabis will direct and Adam Countee will write the script. Stephanie Allain will produce through her Homegrown Pictures banner, with Gabrielle Ebron as an executive producer.

The movie is not a biopic, instead it will focus more on the campaign and how “the Chisholm Trail was populated by young people who sought social and political change during one of the most turbulent times in American history.” In the 1970’s, Chisholm made history as the first Black congresswoman.

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Shuts Down Filming After Member of Production Tests Positive for COVID​



The Real Housewives of Atlanta has stopped filming after a member of the production team tested positive for Covid 19, People has confirmed.

"The set follows rigorous COVID-19 safety protocols including contract tracing," said a source close to the production. "Out of an abundance of caution, production is shutting down for two weeks.”

RHOA is currently filming season 13. The new season will feature returning Housewives Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, and newcomer Drew Sidora.

The website, The Jasmine Brand, was the first to report the news of production being temporarily shut down.

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Emma Roberts covers the 'Decembuary' issue of Cosmopolitan



-She says she still feels like she's 19, maybe because the public sees her as "Julia Roberts' niece"
-She is always hungry and tired due to her pregnancy

About her movie Holidate: “It’s nostalgic; it’s romantic; it’s fun. I love serious work, but sometimes, you just want to laugh and watch a movie 10 times in a row, and that’s okay.”

She also says...
"At 16, I thought, By the time I’m 24, I’ll be married with kids. And then I was 24 and I was like, Remember when I said I would be married with kids by now? With work, especially with acting—the travel, the hours—it’s not always conducive to settling down in a traditional way."

-She's had undiagnosed endometriosis and terrible cramps/periods since she was a teenager. She finally switched to a female doctor in her late 20s to get a true diagnosis, because her previous doctor didn't seem to think there was a problem. The moment she stopped thinking about her health issues, she got pregnant.

She doesn't know how she will deal with the paparazzi once her son is born.



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Cardi B apologises for posing as Durga Maa on magazine cover



Rapper Cardi B has offered an apology for posing as Durga Maa on the cover of a footwear magazine. 

"Sorry, guys. I didn't mean to offend or disrespect anybody's culture. I can't change the past but I'll be more cautious for the future. Love you guys. When I did the shoot, the creator told me you are going to represent strength, femininity, liberation and that's something I love and I'm all about it. And I thought it was dope. If people think I'm offending their culture or their religion, I want to say it was not my intent. I do not like offending anyone's religion. I wouldn't like it if someone did it to my religion."



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Dominic West and Wife Catherine FitzGerald Go for a Run Together After Split Rumours



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Following the news that their marriage was good as over as a result of Dominic's heaux antics in Rome, the not-so-happily married couple were spotted jogging together near their home in Cotswold, England on Tuesday, November 10.

This outing marked the first time the couple had been seen together since their infamous post-scandal photoshoot, where they handed out a note to the paparazzi reminding all and sundry about their very STRONG marriage.

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ONTD, would you stick with your cheating ass husband if you were rich as fuck and had a castle?
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Urban Outfitters releasing a new Britney Spears track on vinyl + Song Preview

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Merry Britmas! The favorite retailer of all music fans, Urban Outfitters, is releasing a new Britney Spears track on vinyl as a part of their S11ngles Day 2020, featuring 11 singles by 11 different artists. The vinyl is currently set to ship on January 15th.

On the cover Britney can be seen breaking free from chains, which may or may not have a symbolic meaning given the latest conservatorship developments

The song is titled "Swimming in the Stars" and according to the cover art, it seems to be an unreleased song from Britney's 2016 Glory album sessions.

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Phil Collins' Ex-Wife Claims The Singer Didn't Shower Or Brush His Teeth For A Year



In a new court filing where Orianne Bates continues to ask for half of their Florida mansion.
Phil Collins' ex-wife claims he was impotent and didn't brush his teeth for over a year.

Orianne, 46, also claimed that in 2017, Phil, 69, began drinking heavily and using prescription pills and would often fall down from the combination of prescription medicines and excessive alcohol. On multiple occasions, he hit his head when he fell, and checked into hospitals under an alias...

He collapsed on stage when performing because he was so impaired he could not stand up. By 2019, she alleged he had become increasingly depressed, withdrawn, abusive and following an operation on his back, increasingly addicted to antidepressants and painkillers.

He was incapable of having sex. He stopped showering, brushing his teeth and dressing properly, he did not shower or brush his teeth from 2019 until August 2020 when he vacated [the property] his stench became so pervasive that he became a hermit, refusing to interact personally with any people. Orianne had no choice, but to distance herself from him.

Orianne alleged her former spouse was unable to record music and was emotionally and verbally abusive towards [her] and often ignored the needs of his children.

Phil's legal team have submitted a motion to strike, claiming Orianne's filing “contains a litany of demonstrably false, immaterial, impertinent, scandalous and scurrilous allegations which have nothing to do with the legal claims in this case. They are scandalous, scurrilous, unethical and, for the most part, patently false or grossly exaggerated. These false and scandalous allegations are again included only so that they can be delivered by defendants to the media to try to damage Phil Collins' reputation in an effort to extort money,"

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Last Night, Tayshia Officially Took Over as "The Bachelorette"

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Last night, lifestyle influencer Tayshia Adams replaced Clare Crawley on ABC's The Bachelorette. She is only the second black lead in the show's 25-season history.

Anyways, what happened on her first episode?

[Minor ep. 1 spoilers, if you care]
Tayshia called off the first rose ceremony

There are a few new guys

She is into a guy named Spencer, but the other guys think he's a douche.

1 guy left because he was still into Clare

She had a 1-on-1 with some guy named Brendan (?)

Yes, her skin is still perfectly glowy


How was last night's ep?

Entertaining
20(33.3%)
Fun
11(18.3%)
Romantic
6(10.0%)
Meh
23(38.3%)


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Khloé Kardashian Is Shilling Migraine Medication & Raising Serious Ethical Questions About Sponcon




Is there anything the Kardashian / Jenner clan won’t promote to make a peso? The answer is no. Earlier this week Khloé Kardashian tweeted out a sponsored post about Nurtec ODT, a prescription medication for acute migraines manufactured by a drug company called Biohaven. Many online raised serious ethical concerns over reality stars and influencers sponsoring medications for Big Pharma, while others asked if this medication was a bronzer. You can see more reactions behind the cut.

A spokesperson for Khloé Kardashian told BuzzFeed News that they were not going to comment on the matter.

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Irish Twitter has something to say about the accents in "Wild Mountain Thyme"



In "oh yeah I heard about this bc I love Emily Blunt oh god oh no" news, this trailer came out (yesterday?) and was clearly overshadowed by the announcement of Bloodshot 2.

Also, no one cared. Until they heard the accents.

Many are baffled at Jamie Dornan's accent, because he is actually Irish.

Missed the trailer? We all did;


(Also the name of the film is based off of a song....from Scotland?)


The film also features Christopher Walker and Jon Hamm. Wild Mountain Thyme will be released December 11th.

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Britney Spears loses court bid to remove father's control over estate, refuses to perform



A US court has rejected an attempt by Britney Spears, 38, to have her father removed as conservator of her estate for now, but the judge she would consider future appeals for his dismissal or outright removal.

Ms Spears' lawyer said the pop star was "afraid" of him, and that she would not perform so long as he remained in the role. He added that she and her father have no "viable working relationship" and have not spoken in a "long while".

However her father's lawyer says that he has always acted in the best interests of his daughter and argued that the reason they hadn't spoken because her lawyer advised her against it. Talking about his role as her consevator, the laywer said that when Jamie Spears assumed the role, Ms Spears was fighting tens of millions of dollars in lawsuits. But under his guidance, her business operation was now worth $60m (£45m).

In the meantime, at the request of Ms Spears, financial company Bessemer Trust has been appointed as a co-conservator.

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Your internet is fine, YouTube is down


YouTube has been down for almost two hours, and it has nothing to do with your computer. OP discovered the hard way

Restarting my computer twice, resetting my VPN seven times, and unplugging and replugging in my router three times. All because I couldn't load a video where Digimon digivolved

UPDATE: it should be back up for most people now!

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ONTD, do y'all remember the good ol' days? When we were all perfectly fine with having prolonged commercial breaks while watching our favourite TV shows because there was no other option?

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The Outsider Cancelled at HBO, Being Shopped to Other Outlets

'HBO has made the decision to pass on making a second season of the horror-crime drama, which is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. News of the effective cancelation comes around nine months after the show ended a successful 10-episode first season run. MRC, the studio behind “Outsider,” is set to shop season 2 around to other premium networks and streamers, according to sources.


The news may come as somewhat of a surprise given the show’s strong ratings performance for HBO. The finale, for instance, was watched by 2.2 million total viewers across all platforms, which represented a massive 1 million viewer boost from the premiere. That 83% gain was also the largest from a debut to a finale for any HBO series in its first season.'

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The View: Sarah Cooper, Nathan Shumaker, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, Sara, Ana



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Ariana Grande Launches Orange Twins Animal Rescue


Mom of 10 dogs (I think) and 1 pig (haven't seen him in a while) has opened a rescue center with 2 of her friends in LA. The organization's Instagram page already has 48,000 followers. Orange Twins Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue located in Los Angeles, CA.

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Fashion Historian Fact Checks Fashion Scenes from Film & TV | Vanity Fair



Fashion historian Raissa Bretana fact checks fashion scenes and iconic costumes from movies and television including 'Funny Face,' 'American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,' 'Coco Before Chanel,' 'Yves Saint Laurent,' 'Sabrina,' 'Ocean's 8' and 'The Women' and analyzes their probability, craft, and execution.

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