February 14th, 2021


ONTD Original: 14 Times Justin Timberlake Has Publicly Put Down Britney Spears

After two decades, and on the heels of public uproar following the release of the New York Times documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears’, Justin Timberlake’s publicist has issued a public notes apology to Britney Spears. Over the course of the past twenty years, Justin Timberlake has used Britney Spears as his own personal punching bag. As many Justin apologists question the necessity of an apology, I ask that you all join me on a trip down memory lane to remind them of the 14 Times Justin Timberlake Has Publicly Put Down Britney Spears. With the help of the below sources (and my memory) let us begin. (Shout out to ljtryout for their marvelous post from 3 years ago, I will be revisiting a few of those moments for the purposes of this post.)

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Mark Tuan debuts "One In A Million", a collaboration with Sanjoy for Valentine's Day

"One in a Million" is a collaboration between the GOT7 member Mark Tuan and EDM producer DJ Sanjoy. It is Mark's first ever release since leaving JYP Entertainment. The song where Mark shows off his singing and rapping skills reached #1 on iTunes in 25 countries on the day of the release.

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Notorious Celebrity Photoshoots: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for W Magazine, 2005


This is a somewhat new ONTD original series-- Notorious Celebrity Photoshoots. In it, we will revisit some of the most notorious celebrity photoshoots in pop culture. It is a spinoff of my previous series, Notorious Celebrity Interviews.

Today, it is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's then-scandalous photoshoot for W Magazine. Shot by Steven Klein, the images shocked mainstream America, especially since they were published shortly after the breakup of Pitt with Jennifer Aniston and shortly before Pitt and Jolie went public.


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I thought there was an interview too, but I can't find one. Full photoshoot at the source.

For more Angelina, check out her Notorious Interviews.

What do you think of this photo shoot?

Aesthetically beautiful

Mods, there were more than 60 pages in this photoshoot, so I chose 8 images instead of the regular 5. Plus, a lot of them are similar. Hope that's ok!

Weekend Box Office: Croods 2 tops again

The Croods 2 took the top spot this Valentine/President's Day Weekend with $2.04 million in its 12th week of release.

Judas and the Black Messiah and The Little Things took $2 million each, followed by The Marksman and WW84 which both took $1.1 million.

Robin Wright's directorial debut, Land, took $940k. The Golden Globe nominated Mauritanian opened to $145k.

Next week sees the release of Nomadland in theaters and on Hulu, while Rosamund Pike's I Care A Lot drops on Netflix.



Jodie Comer says she's had to work twice as hard for fame as she's lower class

Jodie Comer says she’s had to work twice as hard as everyone else because of her working-class roots.
The actress also says that despite her success, she can’t stop feeling lucky.

“For me personally, self-belief counts for a lot, and perseverance. Especially coming from a working-class background, there is the notion that you are going to have to work much harder to be successful. People are continuously being surprised by your capabilities.”


Fireboy DML , + Eddie Van Halen's son's band Mammoth WVH perform a tribute


-Nigerian Afrobeat artist Fireboy DML made his late night debut with "Champion/ Vibration" medley. His album "Apollo" is out now.

-Wolfgang Van Halen performed the song "Distance", that is a tribute to his dad Eddie Van Halen. The groups debut album will be released in June.


Crazy Rich Asians’ Chris Pang on Asian men now being portrayed as hunks in Hollywood

Chris Pang achieved international fame when he was cast as Colin Khoo in the 2018 movie adaptation.
He said that Asian men are now ‘absolutely’ being portrayed as hunks in Hollywood, after years of being ‘emasculated and desexualised’
He recalled how director Jon Chu was ‘conscious’ of ensuring there were topless scenes in Crazy Rich Asians, in order to help change the stereotype. 

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Nicki Minaj's father killed in hit-and-run accident

Nicki Minaj's father, Robert Maraj, has died after being struck in a hit-and-run accident on Friday evening. He was 64 years old.

According to Nassau County Police in New York, Maraj was hit by a vehicle which subsequently fled "without a meaningful description" from witnesses. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition and succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.

The area's Homicide Squad is investigating the case and encouraging anyone with identifying information about the driver to come forward.

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Second child on the way for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced they have a second child a way, a sibling for Archie. She shared in an essay last year that she suffered a miscarriage in July.


Normani releases a preview of new music




-Normani released a snippet of a new song on social media with the caption"Know it's been awhile".

-Normani spoke with "Woman's Health" in November about her music. Normani:

"For a long time, I was stressed out about checking boxes like,'Is this Black enough? Is this pop enough? But, music started to feel way better when I just went into the studio with the mentality of being Normani."

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ONTD Original: Top 15 Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Wee Little Baddies"

Hello again, Lovelies.

Welcome back to the 8th installment of the ONTD Original Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Today, I'm posting at the recommendation of curdlesnoots (and a couple other folks, but I can't find your comments! Please let me know if you also suggested this, so I can give you your due credit) about the top 15 "wee little baddies" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The "big bads" get all the Glory (Hah!), but we all know there are some creepy AF "monster of the week" characters that we wish would've had more of an arc. These are my top 15!

Disclaimer: The ranking is my opinion, and my opinion only. <3 I love commenting back and forth, and I'm absolutely open to opposing views, but please be kind and respectful to each other. These posts are bringing me such joy in the middle of intense isolation, and I truly enjoy making these posts and commenting back and forth with my fellow Buffy fans. <3. That being said, let's jump in!

[All right, I get it, youre evil...]
15. Mr. Trick

Appeared: Season 3, episodes 03, 05, 06, 14, and 15.
Status: Deceased; staked by Faith.

Mr. Trick was a short-lived delight, in my opinion. He made me laugh with his chemistry with Mayor Wilkins, and his sassy tone about the "yellow, spiny headed lookin creatures." He also was equally scary, going from polite, well-spoken consumer of diet cola to a rude AF, yellow-eyed lookin demon pulling a teenager through the window of a fast food place. I wish we would've gotten to know more about him.

14. Kathy Newman

Appeared: Season 4, episodes 01, 02
Status: Alive (we think), after being sucked back into her dimension by her father.

Kathy was so annoying. Anyone who plays "Believe" that many times, measures their pencils, labels their food obsessively, and irons her jeans is, without a doubt, pure evil. While I didn't love Kathy herself, I did love the side of Buffy we got to see; the sass JUMPED out, girl, and I am here for it. Well I'm hot, deal with it.

13. Maggie Walsh (AKA The Evil Bitch-Monster of Death, AKA Mother)

Appeared: Season 4, episodes 01, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10, 12, 13, 14
Status: Deceased, skewered by Adam.

Maggie was a human, but she was an evil, twisted human. Truly a mad scientist, she essentially headed the secret project 314 to build a demon/human hybrid that she thought of as her son, Adam. Adam was the "Big Bad" of season 4 (my Big Bad post is coming, y'all), and it was ironic when he woke up and chose to immediately kill her. But seriously, Maggie was an evil creep. She was obsessive about Riley, watched him and Buffy doin it, tried to kill Buffy, and had the AUDACITY to be mean to Giles. She stuck with me because, in all her flaws, she brought us some chuckles. (We thought you were a myth. Well, you were myth-taken.) (I'm certain in time you'll pick it up. Don't pick that up.) (...and you, if I understand correctly, poke them with a sharp stick. Uh, it's more effective than it sounds.)

12. Ted

Appeared: Season 2, episode 11
Status: Recycled.

Ted started out seeming like a nice, albeit overbearing, guy. Buffy, similar to her immediate dislike of Kathy Newman, sensed something was off with Ted right away. To the casual observer, it seemed like Buffy was just being a territorial only child, protective of her Mom. But we knew. Buffy is (almost) never wrong. Of course Xander and Willow loved Ted and tried to challenge Buffy's slayer judgment, but...we knew. Mainly because we're not idiots and trash friends like them, but, that's for another post. Anyway, Ted ranks in my top 15 because he was creepy and I loved the evil step parent trope. Plus, we got to see Buffy portrayed as crazy, and we all LIVE for those, "I KNEW IT!" moments. We knew, Buffy, we knew.

11. Lissa

Appeared: Season 7, episode 14
Status: Deceased, decapitated by Buffy.

Lissa was a beautiful, seductive woman who was only around for one episode, but stayed with me. Mainly because it's Ashanti, but also because she was out to kill Xander (which is always approved). When Buffy slices her head off, I have to admit, I was like "DAMN. They did Ashanti DIRTY." because the demon she turned into was...not Ashanti. Regardless, she stuck with me and I loved the character. I kind of wish we would've gotten at least a few episodes of her!

[...do we have to chat about it all day?]

10. Balthazar

Appeared: Season 3, episode 14
Status: Deceased, electrocuted by Buffy.

Balthazar was a morbidly obese politician in office from 2017-2021 demon in desperate need of a stair master (OK Buffy, you body shamer..) But he was interesting, to say the least. He was stuck in a pool of gross lookin' water, had to have someone ladle water on him to keep him moist, and was fighting against Mayor Wilkins for control of Sunnydale. He was scary and gross, and I just wanted to know more about him, honestly. I think he could've been a good villain for at least a few episodes.

9. Gwendolyn Post

Appeared: Season 3, episode 07
Status: Deceased, burned and basically turned into nothing by lightning after Buffy chopped her arm off.

Gwendolyn Post was condescending, rude, and just overly confident imo. I've seen comments on Reddit (and maybe ONTD) about people who found her sexy, but honestly I don't get it. She was just rude! So mean to Giles, and oh, yeah, SHE WAS EVIL. But, I digress; she would have been an interesting character to keep around for a little while. It would've been a cool storyline to have her be what tipped Faith toward the dark side, honestly. I guess in some ways, she kind of was the catalyst for Faith backing further away from Buffy, but I still think it would've been cool if she had been more of a part of it.

8. Gnarl

Appeared: Season 7, episode 03
Status: Deceased, had his eyes squished by Buffy's thumbs.

The Gnarl was a creepy mofo. His voice, his body, his face, the way he literally slowly skinned people alive and ate them while he lapped up their blood? So sick. He's one of the creepier monsters of the week to me, and in some ways (even though it's gross) I would've loved to have a multi-episode arc with him.

7. Ethan Rayne

Appeared: Season 2, episode 06, 08 - Season 3, episode 06 - Season 4, episode 12
Status: In military prison (but apparently he resurfaced in the comics? Idk, the comics aren't real, so...)

Ethan, Ethan, Ethan... I actually kind of liked him, honestly. Sure, he worships chaos, and he's a sleaze ball. But he's a funny one. His relationship with Ripper Giles brought chuckles, he caused the fun of "Halloween", and us watching Giles be a demon. He also gave us Band Candy. To be honest, I know he might've been responsible for the deaths of a lot of babies from the hospital, and nearly got Buffy and Giles killed...but I kind of liked him. Hah. He's definitely top 10.

6. Olaf the Troll God

Appeared: Season 5, episode 11 - Season 7, episode 5
Status: Teleported to the land of the trolls (we think)

Olaf was funny for a couple reasons: first, Anya made him and it's how she became a demon. Second, he was just funny. The realization that it was Anya's ex, and the resulting looks of shock. Then the humor, the hammer... in general, he was just hilarious. I would've loved to see at least a few episodes.

[If I was at full slayer power, Id be punning right about now]

5. Gachnar

Appeared: Season 4, episode 04
Status: Deceased, stomped by Buffy.

Gachnar was hilarious. The episode was giving the impression it was going to be some scary s***, the house was making everyone's fear come to life, and then...boom. He's smaller than a barbie. His little mini voice telling them to tremble before him, the photo in the book saying "Actual Size" next to it... I just loved it.

4. Sweet

Appeared: Season 6, episode 07
Status: Alive in Hell.

Sweet brought the music. He was smooth, funny, and (in some weird, really creepy way) kind of sexy? I don't understand it. I'm disturbed, tbh. But whatever. He was definitely one of my favorite bad guys. I also just really loved the musical, so I'm partial to him. <3 Oh, Sweet. I'll go to Hell and be your (gay, white boy) Queen.

3. Caleb

Appeared: Season 7, episodes 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Status: Deceased, because he had to split.

Okay, Caleb was a misogynistic pig, but he was just so good at being a bad guy. I loved him! His role spanned 4 episodes (technically 5, but one of them was not really him) and even though he was truly gross and evil, something about him just kept me interested. He was one of the baddies that I thought could've carried on through an entire season.

2. Drusilla

Appeared: Season 2, episodes 03, 06, 07, 09, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22 - Season 5, episode 14
Status: Alive (at least from what we know)

I know Drusilla wasn't a "monster of the week", but she also wasn't a big bad. I love her, and even though she killed Kendra and was generally really bad, I still loved her. The character was just batshit crazy, and she was hilarious. Her back story was great, and I wish we would've had a lot more of her. I would've loved to see her have an arc, not just "bad guy."

[And now...for NUMBER ONE.]
1. Buffy's micro bangs.

Appeared: Season 3, episode 10
Status: Laying in wait.

What the actual F*** was ANYONE on the set of Buffy thinking here? This was NOT a look. It was NEVER a look. This was not a fad. It was never going to BE a fad. WHO ALLOWED THIS? This was going to be the place where I referenced the abusive creator as doing this to humiliate her, but it would be in bad taste, and we're not doing that. <3 But seriously, it's wrong.

[OK Im kidding, heres the real number one]
The ACTUAL #1: The Gentlemen

Appeared: Season 4, episode 10
Status: Deceased, Buffy screamed and their heads exploded.

These are quite possibly some of the creepiest bad guys from the series. They come to a town, steal everyone's voices, and then murder in the middle of the night by cutting their hearts out...and the people can't scream. Seriously so creepy. Also, I can't decide if it's creepier that they levitate and glide everywhere, or if it would be creepier if they walked and creeped around. Either way, these dudes are SO CREEPY. Also, the episode... Giles' projector drawings, Buffy's motions with the stake, all of it. I just love these guys...in the sense that I really hate them. Hah.

So, ONTD, what are some of your favorite monsters of the week? Any you think I'm JUST CRAZY for not including? Any you think should've been higher/lower? Any you think I'm crazy for including?

Also, I've come up with an idea for my next post: Foreshadowing in the series. (i.e. mentioning something, or a phrase, sometimes seasons in advance.) I've noticed SO MANY of them in my most recent re-watch, and I am SO EXCITED to post them and see if anyone else noticed them!

[Adding a cut to explain my absence/disappearance]
I'm sorry this post took forever, y'all. I'm working two jobs and in grad school, and it finally got to me. I went through a deep abyss of depression over the past week or two, and all I wanted to do was lay on my sofa, or in bed, and focus on watching murder documentaries. Also, I got my second dose of the vaccine, and it made me really sick. :( I'm feeling somewhat better now, so, I'm back! Hope you're all doing well. Thank you for the few messages I received checking on me. I appreciate you all so much.

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Also, if you're interested in seeing the first 7 posts:
Post 1: Ranking 'Series Regular' Buffy the Vampire Slayer Characters
Post 2: Top 10 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 'Hellmouth' Metaphors for Real Life Struggles
Post 3: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In Defense of Season 6
Post 4: Top 10 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes to Fight 2021
Post 5: The Fashion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Post 6: Character "Best and Worst Moments" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Post 7: Top 20 Quotes/Lines/Dialogue Moments from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Zack Snyder's Justice League | Official Trailer | HBO Max

In Zack Snyder's Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.


Batwoman/Charmed Promos + Black Lightning news

-Batwoman 2x05 "Gore on Canvas" Season 2 Episode 5 Promo - THE SECRETS UNDERNEATH - Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) is approached by Commander Kane (Dougray Scott) and Agent Moore (Meagan Tandy) to boost an infamous work of art that reveals the way to Coryana - and Kate. Despite her reservations, Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Mary (Nicole Kang) convince Ryan to take the assignment, causing tensions within the Bat-team to escalate. Meanwhile, as Alice (Rachel Skarsten) attempts to fulfill Safiyah's (guest star Shivaani Ghai) insidious request, she slowly discovers that she may not remember everything about her time on Coryana. Norma Bailey directed the episode written by Daniel Thomsen (#205). Original airdate 2/21/2021.

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