February 7th, 2021


Margot Robbie, Christian Bale and more on set of David O'Russells' new movie

-Margot Robbie, Robert De Niro, Christian Bale and John David Washington were pictured on set of a new David O'Russell movie
-The same David O'Russell who groped his 19-year-old transgender niece, made Amy Adams cry almost every day, called Lily Tomlin a c**t and got into a physical fight with George Clooney (plus more things we probably don't know about)
-Other "stars" who will appear in this movie directed by an abuser include Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Any Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock and Matthias Schoenarts

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Justin Timberlake Faces Online Backlash Over His Misogynistic History in Framing Britney Spears Doc

The New York Times documentary — Framing Britney Spears — aired on FX and Hulu on February 5th, and Justin Timberlake is facing major backlash over his misogynistic and downright disrespectful comments about his ex Britney Spears. The documentary was meant to explore the #FreeBritney movement and her ongoing legal conservatorship, but Twitter was quick to clock Timberlake as he started trending over the weekend.

The doc calls out Timberlake for profiting off of their breakup and by pushing the narrative that she had cheated on him. “The way that people treated her, to be very high school about it, was like she was the school slut and he was the quarterback,” NYT critic Wesley Morris explained.

The documentary also plays a 2002 radio interview, in which Timberlake is asked, “Did you fuck Britney Spears?” He laughs and says, “Okay, I did it.” Twitter went in to defend Spears and Janet Jackson. Two women the bus throwing singer has wronged with no apology.

A spokesperson for Timberlake did not immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.

The hashtags “WE ARE SORRY BRITNEY” and “JanetJacksonAppreciationDay” are currently trending.

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Y'all Like Brazilian Music? Here Are Some Documentaries You Can Watch on Creative Black Geniuses!

OP is continuing her NegrOriginals and this time highlights some documentaries about some creative geniuses. To be more accessible, I only added titles that are on Netflix and Hulu. Alright, that's it - let begin. (all doc descriptions taken from YouTube and Hulu).


1. Quincy - this motherfucker is a mess but damn it if he ain't a visionary

Beyond his own acclaim as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Quincy Jones’ inimitable gift to discover the biggest talents of the past half of the century is unprecedented. He has shaped the pop culture landscape for 70 years, mentoring and cultivating the careers of young talents, from Lesley Gore and Michael Jackson to Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith. Directed by Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca and Hot Girls Wanted) and Alan Hicks (Keep On Keepin’ On), QUINCY seamlessly threads personal vérité moments with private archival footage to reveal a legendary life like no other.

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Haven't seen all of these yet but really looking forward to watching the Toni Morrison doc, that intellect is just unmatched.

Weekend Box Office

The Little Things took the top spot again this weekend with $2.1 million, a 56% drop from its opening last weekend. No word on if Jared Leto's bewildering Globe and SAG noms helped boost viewership on HBO Max.

The Croods 2 reign at #2 just won't let up, coming in with $1.76 million. The Marksman ($1 million), WW84 ($905k) and Monster Hunter ($585k) rounded out the top 5.

The animated Earwig and the Witch was the newest release in theaters, and took $100k from 430 locations.

Internationally, Soul is closing in on $100 million, and is now the second highest grossing Pixar film in China.

Next weekend sees the release of Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Barb & Star Go to the Vista Del Mar, French Exit, and Robin Wright's directoral debut Land.



Armie Hammer Made "Awful" Remarks Over Zoom When He Thought He Was Muted

Remember the saga of actor Lukas Gage, who was insulted by a director over Zoom who thought he was muted? Well, the same thing happened to film critic Mara Reinstein. But the person dissing her was Armie Hammer.

She did not reveal specifically what the actor said to her... only that it was "awful."

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Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu offer $25k reward in search of assailant who attacked elderly Asian man

Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu are offering a $25k reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who assaulted an elderly Asian man in Oakland, California on Jan. 31. The 91-year-old was one of three assaults targeting Asian seniors in the Chinatown district.

"The number of hate crimes against Asian Americans continues to skyrocket, despite our repeated pleas for help," Kim wrote on Instagram. "The crimes are too often ignored and even excused. Remember #VincentChin. Remember #VichaRatanapakdee"

He added, "#EnoughisEnough. @thatdanielwu & I are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this man and his accomplices, who attacked the 91-year-old man above, as well as two other seniors, in downtown Oakland. We must do more to help the literally thousands of Americans who have suffered at the hands of this absolutely senseless violence. Please help us bring this criminal to justice."

Trigger warning: violence/racism


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The Bon Appetit saga explained in a new podcast series

Just to recap: Last summer, Bon Appetit staffer Sohla El-Waylly revealed she was only making $50,000 despite her culinary expertise, which kicked off an insurrection in the test kitchen over pay disparities between white staffers and people of color, and who was being promoted. El-Waylly also demanded that EIC Adam Rapoport be fired after food journalist Tammie Teclemariam resurfaced a racist photo of him in brownface, which led to other staffers of color to reveal other instances of him being a racist fuckwit.

A new three-part series from the podcast Reply All delves into the drama, unearthing how Bon Appetit became what it currently is.

Here's the description:

In the summer of 2020, Bon Appétit faced an online reckoning. It imploded, seemingly overnight, former employees calling it a racist and toxic workplace. But the story of what actually happened there started ten years earlier. This is Chapter One, “Original Sin,” of our series The Test Kitchen.

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Julien Baker Reunites with boygenius Bandmates Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus for "Favor" + Interviews

Julien Baker's Little Oblivions is set to be released February 26th, and she's released a third song from it: "Favor," featuring Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus on backing vocals!

Below are a handful of articles/interviews, the first talking about the collaboration between the three boygenius members ("Favor" was recorded at the same time the three recorded vocals for Phoebe's "Graceland Too" and for an upcoming track for Lucy's album), and the latter two talking about Julien's struggles with sobriety, her new dog, her relationship with Christianity, finishing college, her OCD, and her thoughts on social media, to list a handful of topics covered between the two interviews.

[Listen to Julien Baker’s New Song Favor, Featuring Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers]

[God, shame and redemption: how Julien Baker just wrote her best album yet]

[Julien Baker Triumphs Over Her Inner Demons]

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Every pre-release song has been super solid - definitely one of my most anticipated releases of 2021 at this point.

Vampire Weekend + Adjacent (Rostam, Baio) Round-Up

Starting with the best of them, producer extraordinaire and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam has released a new song, "These Kids We Knew."

Baio performed "Dead Hand Control," from his recent album of the same name, on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Vampire Weekend have released a new EP entitled 40:42, which features two 20:21 long reinterpretations of their song "2021," one by Sam Gendel and one by Goose.
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I'm really into the new Rostam track, though his best work remains his production work with HAIM (stream Women In Music Pt. III!) as well as the good sense to appear in the masterpiece that is the "Boys" music video and none for Ezra.

Notorious Celebrity Interviews: Angelina Jolie


As one of Hollywood's most notorious actresses, Angelina Jolie has given some of its most notorious interviews. Because her career spans several decades, she has experienced many different styles of interviews. In particular, her image as a sex symbol has led to some very weird interviews from male reporters.

Let's take a look at three iconic interviews of hers that are also examples of classic celebrity profile styles.

Angelina Jolie and the Torture of Fame
Esquire, 2000
By John H. Richardson

    This type of magazine interview is one of the most infuriating, as it is a stream-of-conscious rambling full of run-on sentences about the male interviewer’s perspective of Angelina.

    She is 50 minutes late for the interview. He immediately notes that she is incredibly thin, jittery, erratic, and skittish. He even checks her arms for track marks. He mentions multiple times how thin she is.

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    Would you describe Angelina Jolie as...

    A 9/11 story
    None of the above

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Thirteen Years & Three Months of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen

In 2017, Anne Helen Petersen wrote Ten Long Years Of Trying To Make Armie Hammer Happen asking the question: How many second chances does a handsome white male star get? . Armie Hammer called her perspective bitter AF and that set off a harassment campaign. Now she is back examining that and the new allegations against him with:

In her new piece Anne Helen starts by talking about all the research that went into the making of the first one and how it was a star image analysis, like others she wrote for Buzzfeed.

She also talks about the harrasment she received because of it - including "threats to cut (my dog) Peggy’s throat" and calls out industry publications for "publishing entire articles with headlines like “Armie Hammer Slams Anti-Armie Hammer Buzzfeed Article.”" and notes how this style of reporting can direct more harrament to journalists that talk about media with big or toxic fans.

Petersen points out that even outside of his so called fandom, she got a lot of negative feedback, people saying she was being too mean. She goes to explain that image analysis is not a take down, and she wanted to show how the system mantains privileges that are fundamental at constructing a star's image.

She links to articles about what has been reported about him and says she has no faith in the end of white male stars in Hollywood: "The leeway afforded these men is unceasingly astounding".

source: twitter and Anne Helen substack: Cultural Study. If you are interested you can sign up and get her paid version as well. (Anne Helen doesn't write for Buzzfeed anymore)

M. Night Shyamalan’s New Film ‘Old’ Releases First Trailer During Super Bowl

This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day.

The film stars an impressive international cast including Golden Globe winner Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Rufus Sewell (Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle), Ken Leung (Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Jupiter Ascending), Abbey Lee (HBO’s Lovecraft Country), Aaron Pierre (Syfy’s Krypton), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Embeth Davidtz (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Eliza Scanlen (Little Women), Emun Elliott (Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens), Kathleen Chalfant (Showtime’s The Affair) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit).

Old is a Blinding Edge Pictures production, directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, from his screenplay based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters.

SOURCES https://twitter.com/oldthemovie/status/1358562744128049152?s=20 / https://youtu.be/eB1m-WogYeg

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Monsta X IM to release his mini digital album on February 19

Starship Entertainment confirmed that IM from MonstaX is going to release his first digital solo album on February 19, 2021.


SNL mocks millennials for browsing real estate while not being able to afford it

Recently Saturday Night Live made a skit that resonated with many millennials who spend time browsing homes online which they're most definitely not going to buy or not able to afford, on real estate site, Zillow.

“If I lived in North Carolina, I could buy a big, gross mansion," Dan Levy moaned while admiring a decked out mansion, adding “the pleasure you once got from sex now comes from looking at other people’s houses,” building on the current existential dread that comes with the unaffordable cost of living and the abysmal job market lingering.

Are you a property owner, ONTD?

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