December 1st, 2020

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Was Anya Taylor-Joy too good looking to play Beth Harmon in the Queen's Gambit?

That's what this New Yorker piece argues, although Taylor-Joy doesn't always see herself that way.

The writer Sarah Miller acknowledges that this argument may seem silly, stating:

"Actors Are Too Hot Hill is a silly place to die, yet the acclaim for “The Queen’s Gambit” series, which stars an actual former model, has stranded me there, unable to descend until I have said my piece."

Some of the key points she makes (SPOILERS BEHIND THE CUT):
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Spotify releases top streamed artists, songs, albums and podcasts of the year

Bad Bunny had the most streams across Spotify in 2020!

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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Dancing in the Mosque

In the days before Homeira Qaderi gave birth to her son, Siawash, the road to the hospital in Kabul would often be barricaded because of the frequent suicide explosions. With the city and the military on edge, it was not uncommon for an armed soldier to point his gun at the pregnant woman’s bulging stomach, terrified that she was hiding a bomb. Frightened and in pain, she was once forced to make her way on foot. Propelled by the love she held for her soon-to-be-born child, Homeira walked through blood and wreckage to reach the hospital doors. But the joy of her beautiful son’s birth was soon overshadowed by other dangers that would threaten her life.

No ordinary Afghan woman, Homeira refused to cower under the strictures of a misogynistic social order. Defying the law, she risked her freedom to teach children reading and writing and fought for women’s rights in her theocratic and patriarchal society.

Devastating in its power, Dancing in the Mosque is a mother’s searing letter to a son she was forced to leave behind. In telling her story—and that of Afghan women—Homeira challenges you to reconsider the meaning of motherhood, sacrifice, and survival. Her story asks you to consider the lengths you would go to protect yourself, your family, and your dignity.

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"My Name is Elliot Page": 'Umbrella Academy' star comes out as transgender

The actor born Ellen Page would like you to know that his/their pronouns are he/they and his/their name is Elliot.

In a powerful statement shared on social media Tuesday afternoon, the Umbrella Academy star expressed gratitude to have reached this level of self-realization while vowing to remain committed to trans rights.

"I love that I am trans," Page wrote, "And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better."

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David Ramsey to return to the Arrowverse to direct & guest star as John Diggle and mystery character

David Ramsey is set to direct episodes of Superman & Lois and Supergirl while also guest starring in both those shows, The Flash, and Batwoman as John Diggle. He'll play a mystery character in Legends of Tomorrow.


“You’ll Never Walk Alone” - Lana Del Rey Cover

Lana covers “You’ll Never Walk Alone” for an upcoming documentary about the Liverpool FC entitled “The End of the Storm”.

Limited vinyls of the song are available on Liverpool FC’s website and all proceeds will be going to charity.

Full version of the cover is on Lana’s instagram:

It somehow won’t embed here!

Sources: Lana’s Twitter and Insta

Thoughts on the song? I have to say her voice sounds good here...

Rita Ora Apologizes For Breaking Lockdown Rules To Host 30th Birthday Party, Faces 13K Fine

badgalrita says she feels “embarrassed” over her “inexcusable error of judgement” in throwing a 30th birthday party in London. The UK is currently in the midst of a second national lockdown.

The “I Will Never Let You Down” singer was spotted entering a West London restaurant on Saturday night with friends including Cara and Poppy Delevingne, Vas Morgan and her sister Elena. Ora rented out the entire restaurant, but claims it was a “spur of the moment” thing.

Police were seen peering through the windows of the supposedly closed Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill.

Rita or the restaurant could be fined £10,000 (roughly $13,300) for breaching lockdown rules, which have been in place since November 5th and are due to end on December 2nd.

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Can former King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan make a comeback?

Shah Rukh Khan was known as the "King of Bollywood" from the 90's to 2010. However after the 2010's, his movies disappointed and he even had 3 flops.

After 3 flops, he took a sabbatical for 2 years and is now finally filming a new movie action movie called "Pathan" that will also have Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.

SRK has been seen filming for the movie with a new long hair look.


I know a grand total of 2 people care about Bollywood on here lol but for those who do are you excited to see SRK onscreen again?

Phoebe Bridgers releases video for "Savior Complex" directed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Bridgers released the music video for "Savior Complex" on Facebook today.

The black & white clip was directed by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge and stars Normal People's Paul Mescal.

Last summer, Bridgers spoke to Rolling Stone about Waller-Bridge and the normalization of being a regular person.

“I want to normalize personhood,” she said. “I feel like Phoebe Waller-Bridge has done that really well. She’s normalizing being regular, doing stuff that everybody does like masturbating and stealing shit…I think it’s literally more of a stumbling on the name. People who half know who I am and half know who she is, morphing us. I love it. I love any association. She’s so cool.”

This is the second music video Mescal has starred in, having previously worked with the Rolling Stones on "Scarlet".

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Arecibo telescope, star of "Contact" and "Goldeneye", collapses, ending 57-year run

The Arecibo Observatory is gone. Its 900-ton instrument platform, suspended above a dish in the karst hills of Puerto Rico, collapsed this morning, at about 8 a.m. local time, says Ramon Lugo, director of the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida, which manages the 57-year-old radio telescope for the National Science Foundation (NSF). On 19 November, NSF decided to decommission the observatory following two cable breaks that put the platform on the brink of collapse. But in the end, it couldn’t survive long enough for a controlled demolition.

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Rosario Dawson Responds to Anti-Trans Allegations

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vanityfair did a long profile on her and did ask her about her former trans housekeeper accusing her and her mother of assult

ontd post: Transgender Man Suing Rosario Dawson and Family for Alleged Assault

Dawson: Well, firstly, I just want to say I understand that, and why people were concerned, and are concerned. I would be too if I heard some of those claims. But I mean, as we’re seeing right now in these past months, and just recently, actually, the truth is coming out. Every single claim of discrimination has been dismissed by the person who made them, and as you’ve said, the fact that this is coming from someone I’ve known since I was a teenager, the better part of my life, and who my family was trying to help as we have many times in the past, it really just makes me sad. But I still have a great empathy for him.

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HBO Max to have WW84 in 4K HDR & Dolby Atmos

Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins has just announced that HBO is rolling out the red carpet for the film when it debuts on the service Christmas Day, giving it a 4K HDR & Dolby Atmos release.

HBO Max currently has nothing available to stream at that level of quality, something it lacks compared to every other major streamer. It's unknown if this opens the door for a 4K rollout or if it's just a one-off.

In other HBO Max news, Warners has denied Netflix the bidding rights to release Godzilla vs Kong, so this is likely another major film that will debut on the streamer in the coming months.

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25 (5) best shows of 2020

These are 5 of the best 25 shows of 2020 according to TV Guide, in no particular Order:

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Kim Wexler began the series as the beacon of light toward which we foolishly hoped Saul would steer, but she is now going rogue as a woman crashing through the median of the traditional road to success and milking the system for her benefit. And with Rhea Seehorn's Emmy-worthy performance as Kim (for which Emmy voters stupidly didn't even nominate her), it's one of the most carefully constructed character arcs of all time, Walter White included.

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Which shows were your favorites, ONTD?

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone to Star in Netflix Comedy Series

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are reteaming for a Netflix workplace comedy.

The couple will star in God's Favorite Idiot. Falcone is the series creator and the couple will be executive producers, via their On the Day production company.

The plot: A mid-level tech support employee Clark Thompson (Falcone) falls in love with his co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy). At the same time, he discovers he has become the unwilling messenger of God. Also, there’s rollerskating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse.

Netflix has sent out an order for 16 episodes.

This is Falcone’s and McCarthy’s sixth collaboration. Falcone and McCarthy previously teamed on Tammy, The Boss, Life of the Party, Superintelligence and Thunder Force.


Your Spotify Wrapped 2020 Results Are Now Available

Earlier today Spotify released the top streamed artists, songs, albums and podcasts of the year. Now your own personalized list for 2020 is available. Log in on Spotify to see your results.

What songs and artists were your most streamed in 2020?


Megan Thee Stallion’s, Good News, debuts at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart

Good News by Megan Thee Stallion debuts at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart with 89,500 album units. BTS topped the chart with 217,100 album units.

Megan also became the first woman to have three #1 streaming songs in one year. Body had 22.5 million streams in the U.S. for the tracking week of Nov. 20-26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

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President Obama Regrets Not Giving Dolly Parton The Presidential Medal of Freedom

What is one of Barack Obama's regrets from his time in office? Not awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolly Parton. Parton has a legacy of charity work and recently donated $1 million to the team that developed a COVID-19 vaccine. Obama described his decision as "a mistake" to Stephen Colbert.

No word on all those drone attacks or failing to close Guantanamo.

Which artists deserve medals, ONTD?

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Dionne Warwick Is Becoming A Gen Z Icon Thanks To Her Hilarious Twitter

Legendary singer Dionne Warwick has a new audience of fans: Gen Z kids on Twitter! Why? Her Twitter is unintentionally (or intentionally?) hilarious.

More of her tweets under the cut

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are your elders on social media, ONTD?

No, thank God
Yes, thank God

which celebs have the best/worst social media?

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Ana de Armas is the Top Star of 2020


IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows and celebrities.

Today, they unveiled the Top 10 Stars and Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2020. IMDb calculates based on the page views of more than 200 million monthly visitors

IMDb Top 10 Stars of 2020:

1 Ana de Armas

2 Julia Garner

3 Anya Chalotra

4 Millie Bobby Brown

5 Erin Moriarty

6 Margot Robbie

7 Aidan Gallagher

8 Anya Taylor-Joy

9 Linda Cardellini

10 Henry Cavill

Go to the source to check out IMDb Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2020

Korea passed controversial "BTS Law" allowing certain pop artists to postpone enlistment

The bill passed in a lower court last week and the National Assembly just voted to pass it today - 2 again, 13 abstained, 253 in favor.

The law will allow idols who receive special recognition from the government to delay their mandatory enlistment until 30 - a luxury recently taken away from average citizens as the government promised to crack down on those (famous or otherwise) attempting to dodge enlistment.

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The Expanse S5 second clip

Second clip from S5 of The Expanse, which will air its first 3 episodes December 16th, followed by weekly airings.


This was one of the few book lines I needed to show up this season. Just over two weeks for the return of this fashion queen.

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ONTD Original: Best albums of the 2010s* (according to OP)

As we come to the end of 2020, OP is inspired to create a list of her top 10 favorite albums of the decade. OP has no authority for any of this and throws herself upon your mercy.

*but there are also three from 2020 because OP can't read her own post

In no particular order:

1. Ceremonials by Florence + the Machine

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Year: 2011
Standout tracks: Seven Devils, Never Let Me Go, Shake It Out
Why it’s on the list: Was anyone not listening to this album in the Tumblr era? OP is lukewarm on Florence’s other albums, but there’s just something about those underwater siren queen vibes that really worked for her here. (And no, “Never Let Me Go” is not a romantic song.)

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Honorable mentions: Reputation by Taylor Swift (don’t @ me), the soundtrack album they should have released for True Detective season 1, and Tumblr fanmixes c. 2012 that all had “King and Lionheart” and “Born to Die” no matter what the fandom/pairing was.

Source: OP's iTunes/Spotify account. YouTube videos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

ONTD, what are your favorite albums of the 2010s?
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The Top 10 Performances in David Fincher's Movies

Since Fincher-related news and articles only come around every other year, we all have to deal with yet another one. This time, Collider has ranked the top 10 performances in his movies. Five below, the rest @ the source:

8 (Tie). Rosamund Pike In Gone Girl And Rooney Mara In The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

7. Helena Bonham Carter In Fight Club

Top Three:

3. Morgan Freeman In Seven

2. Brad Pitt In Seven

1. [Spoiler (click to open)]Jesse Eisenberg In The Social Network

P.S. about Mindhunter:
[Spoiler (click to open)]Forget it. It's dunzo.

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Apple Snags Bilingual Comedy Starring Eugenio Derbez

Acapulco is set in 1984 and follows a young Mexican man who gets a job at the city's hottest resort. The position turns out to be much more complicated than he thought, and soon he's questioning his beliefs and morals. Derbez will narrate the series and appear on screen as the present-day version of the main character.

Austin Winsberg will serve as showrunner for the series, with How I Met Your Mother veteran Chris Harris as co-showrunner. They executive produce with Eduardo Cisneros; Shuman; 3Pas Studios' Derbez and Ben Odell; and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Company.

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I honestly never thought he could make it outside of México

Junji Ito Funko pop line announced

The toy collectibles company announced today that a collection based on some works from the famous horror mangaka is coming and gives us our first look at the toy version of Souichi Tsujii, joined in this first full wave by Ito characters Tomie Kawakami, Fuchi and Slug Girl.

True to Ito’s twisted style, these are some of Funko’s most truly nightmarish creations…

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The View: Dr Ashish Jha, Michael Eric Dyson, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, Sara

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Schitt's Creek fans are SHOCKED that Moira Rose's actress was the mother in Home Alone

Twitter is blowing up with fans realizing that Catherine O'Hara previously played Kevin's mother in Home Alone. She was also in Beetlejuice. But since the holiday season is here, TV channels are playing Home Alone, hence the revelations.

The Schitt's Creek Twitter account is used to it.

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I knew this all along, but anyways... ONTD, do you prefer Home Alone 1 or Home Alone 2: Lost in New York?

Emilia Clarke Shows her support for victims of domestic abuse

Emilia involved in the Campaign against domestic abuse #YouAreNotAlone

- Women who may be experiencing abuse, or those concerned about people, can call the National Domestic Abuse on 0800 2000 247.

-  The Men’s Advice is a confidential helpline for male victims of  domestic abuse and those supporting them. It can be contacted on 0808  801 0327. Text relay and translation service available.

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Florence Pugh and Harry Styles spotted filming “Don’t Worry Darling”

Florence Pugh (“Midsommar,” “Little Women”) and Harry Styles (“iCarly”) were spotted in Palm Springs filming their new movie “Don't Worry Darling.”

Styles retired from acting in 2017.


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First Pics of Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of Adam McKay's Dont Look Up

They are playing astronomers trying to warn the world of an incoming meteorite that is going to destroy the earth, and no one is listening

edit since people miss the Adam McKay involvement: it's a satire!

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The Cock Destroyers present: Slag Wars

The iconic and often-memed british adult film stars Rebecca More and Sophie Anderson (aka the Cock Destroyers) host and judge a new show called Slag Wars. It premiered on Nov. 27 and is free to stream. Slag Wars is a Drag Race style reality show where the Cock Destroyers hunt to discover the next international LGBT icon and social media sensation.

It's getting good a good reception so far:

Watch the trailer now:

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mods: the content is not pornographic
OP review: it's a fun mess, the ruway/judging drama is hilarious. good distraction for these troubled times

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Katie Holmes promotes wine

She has become known for her sense of style. And Katie Holmes was seasonally fashionable in a new photo shoot as she promoted Meiomi wine

Katie also took to Instagram to share a story at her BF's Emilio restaurant. Katie snapped a photo of the eatery's Christmas tree and added the song It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.