February 16th, 2021

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Tamron Hall Interviews Disqualified Drag Race Contestant Sherry Pie

Tamron Hall received backlash online after it was announced that she would be interviewing RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Joey "Sherry Pie" Gugliemelli.



Before the interview started the talk show host took the time to address her controversial decision to go forward with the interview.

"I've been a reporter for 30 years. It's not giving away your platform. It's called an interview. And people who do bad things are interviewed."

She goes on to say that "Sherry Pie agreed to an interview. No conditions. We've offered no opportunity to promote a book, a podcast, anything that could be seen as profiting."


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updated with video of Tamron's statement and full interview
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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week


The Echo Wife

Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be.

And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband.

Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and both Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up.

Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty.


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ONTD Original: When America's Sweethearts get in Messy Relationships



So i made this post about a couple of relationships that seemed to have started at a suspicious timing for certain celebs, i'm pretty sure there's more but i will focus on these 5 for this post.

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Meaghan Rath to executive produce and star in Canadian comedy "Children Ruin Everything"



Meaghan Rath, who has been in SyFy's Being Human and Hawaii Five-0 is set to executive produce and star in a new CTV comedy, Children Ruin Everything. Her character Astrid is a smart, funny, and caring stay at home mom who is thinking about returning to work as she's tired of children's scheduling and stained sweatpants but also pondering a third kid. They're still looking for someone to play Astrid's partner, James. The show will consist of eight episodes.


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ONTD Original: Foreshadowing of Future Events in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Hello again, Lovelies!

Welcome to the 9th installment of the ONTD Original Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.



Today, I've decided to focus on the foreshadowing of events in the show. Some of the foreshadowing was more obvious. Some of it was more subtle. Some are potentially coincidence. But you know what? There are two things I don't believe in: coincidence, and leprechauns. Although it's entirely possible some of the events weren't planned and just lined up with previous quotes/lines in the show, leprechauns aren't real...to the best of my knowledge.

FYI: This one is a JOURNEY, y'all. So grab a drink, a snack, and settle in, because there's a lot to unpack!

Also, IMAGE HEAVY. So, be prepared for many cuts.

Disclaimer: The post is my opinion/take, and not intended to say "THIS IS WHAT IT IS!" (even though it is...duh). 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!

[Give me something to sing about...]
Foreshadowing: The Arrival of Dawn Summers
Dawn was predicted and hinted at, at the end of season 3, and in the finale of season 4. There are reports online that he who must not be named informed Sarah Michelle Gellar that she would have a sister before Graduation Part 1 was done filming. Let's look at all of the instances where they were definitely might have been referring to Dawn:


Faith: "Look at you, all dressed up in big sister's clothes." - S3E21


Faith: "Oh yeah, miles to go. Little miss muffet..." - S3E22


Buffy: "They smell good, don't they?"
Faith: "What?"
Buffy: "Clean sheets. Like Summer."
Faith: "I wouldn't know."
Buffy: "Right. I forgot."
Faith: "I noticed."
Buffy: "I wish I could stay, but..."
Faith: "No, you have to go."
Buffy: "It's just with..."
Faith: "Little sis is coming, I know. So much to do before she gets here." - S4E15


Buffy: "I think I need to go find the others..."
Tara: "...be back before Dawn." - S4E22


Foreshadowing: Riley leaving Buffy/Why he leaves
The moment everyone was waiting for: Riley leaving. Ahhh. Celebrations. Fireworks. Buffy not having to be apologetic for being strong. Some say this is reaching. I say this is 100% foreshadowing his departure.


Willow: "Ok. Say that I help. You start a conversation, it goes great. You like Buffy, she likes you. You spend time together, things grow deeper. And one day without even realizing it, you find you're in love. Time stops, and it feels like the whole world's made for you two, and you two alone. Until the day one of you leaves and rips the still beating heart from the other, who's now a broken, hollow mockery of the human condition."
Riley: "Yep. That's the plan." -S4E07


Riley: "Why hello little lady. Can I hold those milk pails for you?" (Fragile male needs to rescue the girl)
Harmony: "Why thank you, but they're not very heavy. Why have you come to our lonely, small town, which has no post office and very few exports?" - S4E22

Riley: "Thought you were looking for your friends. OK Killer. If that's the way you want it. Guess you're on your own." *walks away* -S4E22

[I need something to sing about...]

Foreshadowing: Willow Coming Out as Gay
Willow definitely foreshadowed her discovering her sexuality in the next season. I don't care WHAT the online boards say about it!


Willow: "It's horrible. That's me as a vampire? I'm so evil, and skanky. And I think I'm kinda gay."
Buffy: "Well just remember, a vampire's personality has nothing to do with the person it was."
Angel: "Well actually... that's a good point." -S3E16


Foreshadowing: Dark Willow
There is a LOT of examples for this one, so I'm only going to list a few...


Willow: "Well, I've been going through her files and researching the black arts for fun...educational fun...and I maybe able to work this."
Giles: "Willow, channeling such potent magics through yourself, it could open a door that you may never be able to close." -S2E21


Willow: "Put the blame where it belongs..."
Willow then gets supplies to work a spell of revenge, invoking Satanus and the Devil...? Yeah.


Vamp Willow: "Bored now... this is the less fun part. When there isn't any screaming." -S3E09

*also insert: Willow reacting to Glory brain-sucking Tara, trying to use magic on Xander to de-lust, her will-be-done spell in "Something Blue", using magic to fix arguments, Tabula Rasa, etc.*


Dark Willow: "Bored now..." - S6E20


Foreshadowing: Giles Murdering Ben

Tara: "You're a killer!" -S5E22

[Lifes a song you dont get to rehearse]
Foreshadowing: Xander Losing an Eye

Buffy: "Didn't anyone ever warn you about playing with pointy sticks? It's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye." -S3E02


Dressed as a pirate in S6E06


Xander: "I see more than anybody realizes because nobody's watching me."
(and the rest of this long, long dialogue)
Dawn: "Maybe that's your power. Seeing. Knowing." -S7E12

Foreshadowing: Buffy and Faith Switching Bodies

Buffy: "You're not the one being single-white-femaled here." -S3E03


Faith: "Look at you, all dressed up in big sister's clothes."
Buffy: "You told me I was just like you. That I was holding it in."
Faith: "Ready to cut loose?" -S3E21
OP Note: I realize this dialogue is being used as double-duty in this post. Fight me.


Foreshadowing: Joyce's Death

Buffy: "Can't wait til Mom gets the bill for these books. I hope it's a funny aneurism." -S4E01

[And every single verse]

Foreshadowing: Discovery that Buffy's Power is Rooted in Darkness
This one was an interesting one to piece together. Buffy struggles with the concept of being associated with darkness or anything evil. Let's dive into this...


Adam: "She's uncomfortable with certain concepts. It's understandable. Aggression is a natural human tendency. Though you and me come by it another way."
Buffy: "We're not demons."
Adam: "Is that a fact?" -S4E22


Dracula: "I have yearned for you. For a creature whose darkness rivals my own..."
...
Buffy: "How do you like my darkness now?"
At the end of this episode, Buffy asks Giles to be her Watcher again, to discover more about where her power comes from, and mentions that Dracula saw darkness in it.

Then, in season 7 episode 15, we find out that the first Slayer was created by infusing a girl, chained up, with demon spirit to give her the power to fight demons. (There's also a fight in Buffy throughout season 6 where she struggles with the concept of 'coming back wrong')

Foreshadowing: Buffy's Friends Abandoning Her
We all know Buffy's friends are trash. But in season 4, Gachnar WARNED HER! And every person around her (minus Oz) ended up doing exactly that in season 7.


Gachnar: "They're all going to abandon you, you know."
Buffy: "Yeah, yeah."


Foreshadowing: Buffy's Death
There's the more obvious one, "Death is your gift..." but there was also...


Faith: "Oh yeah, miles to go. Little miss muffit counting down from 7-3-0." -S3E22
(Apparently this episode filmed/aired 2 years before 'The Gift', where Buffy sacrifices herself to the save the world; there's 730 days in 2 years)


Buffy: "It's so late..."
Tara: "Oh, that clock's completely wrong..." -S4E22
(This was one year later, so it would've been closer to 365, not 730)


Buffy sitting in the taped outline of a dead body in S5E14 - 8 episodes before she actually dies.

So, ONTD... were there any foreshadowed events that you think I missed? Are there any on here you think are completely wrong? Sound off in the comments!


To see the rest of the posts in this series:
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
Post 8: Top 15 "Wee Little Baddies" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Vanessa Bell Calloway believes her skin tone affected ‘Coming to America’ casting



Calloway originally auditioned for the lead female role of Lisa, played by Shari Headley, and believes her complexion played a role in not getting the part.
The production then said she would be great for the role of Imani and asked her to read for the part.
Calloway says that despite her experience, the opportunity outweighed her misgivings.

“When you have white people hiring black people in movies, sometimes a certain look is wanted. The film’s team wanted a light-skinned girl. I just wasn’t light enough, even though Eddie had the final say on who played Lisa. That’s something that we’ve always dealt with within our race: A lot of men were indoctrinated by having a white woman or light-skinned woman on their arm.”

“At that point, I knew I was not going to get Lisa. So I went outside in the hallway, looked over the part with five minutes of preparation, went back in, and did the best I could.”

“The real deal is, when you’re in a situation like that, you wanna be a part of an Eddie Murphy movie. I wasn’t gonna say no! I would’ve loved to have had the lead part, but I was very happy to be in the movie. I can’t lie about that. I said, ‘I’ll make the best out of this and I’ll be the best.’ It was a smaller role but it was a glamorous part to play. And Shari did a great job.”

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Keke Palmer (and possibly Daniel Kaluuya) to star in Jordan Peele's next film



Peele ("Get Out", "Us") is directing, producing, and writing. The film will be released "In theaters" on July 22nd, 2022. Deadline says "The film would be Palmer's biggest role to date', and OP will not tolerate the True Jackson, VP erasure. The two already had ties together going back to Peele’s days on the Key & Peele show.

No other details are available. Except Deadline says "Maybe Daniel Kaluuya teams up with him again, as reported by some third party enertainment site'.

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2021 Writers Guild of America Awards film nominees



The one industry body that doesn't give a damn about predicting the Oscars, the WGA's strict eligibility requirements for compliance with guild rules routinely leave major Oscar contenders ineligible; this year that includes Mank and Minari in Original Screenplay and Nomadland and The Father in Adapted Screenplay. This year their nominees include a few major screen comedies, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Palm Springs, as well as a solid boost for late-breaking contender Judas and the Black Messiah.

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Rege-Jean Page joins Dungeons and Dragons movie



He's playing a lead role in the Dungeons and Dragons movie, which also stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein wrote and will direct the movie, based on the popular game.

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Black Lightning 'Painkiller' spinoff adds cast members



-TheCW has decided to cancel Black Lightning but has ordered a pilot for a potential spin off centered around Jordan Calloway's character Painkiller aka Khalil Payne.

-With a pilot comes new characters and Sibongile Mlambo, Alexander Hodge and James Roch have been cast as supporting characters that will crossover to the show should it be picked up.

-Sibongile Mlambo will play a icy/mysterious character named Maya who is a natural born leader. (most likely to be Khalils love interest)

-Alexander Hodge is set to play Philky who is from Gotham and will be the teams resident hunky tech whiz.

-James Roch will play Khalils coustin, Donald, who is a former medic and is able to talk sense into other people.

-The showrunner wants Lightning and Thunder to show up throughout the show should it be picked up (why Anissa/Thunder doesnt just get her own show is beyond me)

-Since announcing Black Lightnings cancellation, TheCW has stopped airing weekly promotional material for the show.

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HBO Max's animated Gremlins prequel adds Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, and Matthew Rhys to voice cast



Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, and Matthew Rhys have joined Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai at HBO. Set in 1920s Shanghai, the ten episode series follows ten year old Sam Wing (the shopkeeper from the original movie) when he first meets Gizmo. Sam, Gizmo, and a ten year old street thief named Elle go on a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering and battling colorful monsters and sprites from Chinese folklore. They're pursued by an army of evil Gremlins and a power-hungry industrialist.

Izzac Wang will play Sam, while Ming will play his mother Fong, a doctor of Chinese medicine who's resourceful, sly and funny, and fiercely protective of her family. His dad's a calm rock who has never believed his father-in-law's magical adventures and tales. BD Wong is playing the grandfather, who knows the true secrets of Mogwai. Matthew Rhys will voice the power-hungry industrialist, who wields black magic and is determined to stop at nothing in his pursuit of Gizmo.

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Allison Janey debuts short gray hair on Ellen



Allison Janey went on Ellen to promote her show Mom as well as a new movie she is in. The Oscar winner debuted a new fabulous short haircut in her natural gray color. She said she spent most of 2020 in Ohio and she let her roots grow long and decided she wanted to be free from the upkeep of hair color and hair extensions so she sheared the colored lengths off.

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Ontd do you color your hair? If so do you dream about going back to your natural hair color? Or would you never?

DC giving original Batman and Superman comic-book sequels


DC Comics announced today thats its continuing the Batman '89 and Superman '78 franchises in comic book form.

Each will debut with 6 digital chapters on July 27, with new chapters releasing every week for 6 weeks. They go to print in comic books between August and October before a hardcover edition is released at the end of the year.

Batman '89 will team the films screenwriter Sam Hamm with artist Joe Quinones. Quinones and writer Kate Leth originally pitched the continuation several years ago, but DC rejected it. Plans from that original pitch, including the return of Pfeiffer's Catwoman, Billy Dee Williams turning into Two-Face, and the introduction of Marlon Waynes' Robin will be included.

Superman '78 will team up writer Robert Venditti with artist Wilfredo Torres. No plot details have been released.

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The View: Stacey Plaskett, Dr Henry Louis Gates Jr, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, Sara, and Meghan



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Ontd I hope everyone is safe and warm and has power (soon!)

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Demi Lovato & Sam Fischer - "What Other People Say" Music Video



Gotta admit, I wasn't feeling the song at first, but it's really catchy and has grown on me. Also, I like the idea of the video, that different people are feeling the same thing in the same space, but have no clue.

In case you didn't see the lyric video for the song (which was a pretty cute take on the "Guess Who?" game), I've included that as well.

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ONTD, do you care what other people say?

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Have a Baby Boy



The couple, both 34, met on Game of Thrones, and are thrilled to be first-time parents

Neither responded to requests for comment, but Rose and baby boy are said to be doing fine

The baby's name has not yet been revealed but may or may not be Jon (lol j/k)



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ONTD Original: The Dig- A metaphor for human “redundancy” in Covid Times (Ft. POC&Fem Creators)


Vid #1 description: Archaeologist reviews The Dig’s accuracy

Vid #2 description: Overview of the emotional and spiritual aspects of The Dig

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What did you think of The Dig ONTD? Did you relate to the characters’ stories?


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NCIS: Hawaii in the works; Mark Harmon planning exit from flagship show



A fourth NCIS spin-off set in Hawaii (that would be filmed there) is currently in the works and nearing a series order at CBS.

Meanwhile, the flagship show is potentially nearing a renewal for season nineteen but Mark Harmon's contract is up this season, and he's reportedly planning on leaving. CBS is thinking of ending the show without him and when Mark heard this, he began conversations about returning for a handful of episodes next season.

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The podcast about Bon Appetit's toxic workplace has its own toxic workplace

The podcast Reply All recently launched an ongoing series about the Bon Appetit saga that went down last summer, when it was revealed staffers of color were not being paid fairly.

In the second episode, the host Sruthi Pinnamaneni revealed she had been against unionizing efforts at her podcast's parent company, Gimlet.

She said that employees tried to fix the company's issues, but she did not join that fight. "I wish I’d made different choices," she said. "But I also think that ideally, employees shouldn’t have to make those kinds of choices at all. Choices like that end up defining our jobs … when the people in charge haven’t done theirs. Because, after all, they’re the ones with the real power."

I saw a few people critiquing those comments on Twitter, but things blew up today, when former employee Eric Eddings revealed just how toxic and anti-union the Reply All team was. At one point, Pinnamaneni called him "a piece of shit."


The full thread is embedded above, and you should really read at the source, but some highlights/quotes below the cut:

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ONTD Original: 10 Jump scares that made you poop!!! 💩😱

ONTD, here's a list of a few jump scares that are so terrifying that they made you poop your pants out of fear when you watched them.

The only rule for this post is: Watch the entire thing and do not skip ahead in a video!

11. Hereditary - Nude people in the dark

The fact that this was ignored from most awards still baffles me.


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ONTD Original: Forgotten/Underrated black Oscar nominees

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I have been thinking of this topic for awhile and since it’s Black History Month and this usual the time when the Academy Awards would be upon us (it’s on April 25th this year), I thought it would be great time to showcase Black Oscar nominees that are underrated and have been possibly forgotten. I’ll be showcasing some films I’ve seen and some that I haven’t seen yet but is needed to showcase their performances that my have been overlooked.

(If I find the film free online, a hyperlink will be provided)


Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Secrets & Lies (1996)




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Miss renting from Blockbuster? Show your love with this Blockbuster eyeshadow palette!



This officially licensed palette from Hot Topic is for purchase now and retails for $16.90 but is on sale for less. The entire palette is wrapped up in a case so it actually looks like a Blockbuster rental case. It includes 12 shades with colors that are inspired and named after the movie categories from the late Blockbuster stores.

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What else can you not believe that they turned into makeup, ONTD? My personal fave is the Tapatio hot sauce lip gloss.

Salma Hayek Hits Back at Accusations She Married Billionaire François-Henri Pinault for Money.

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Salma was invited on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast on Monday.

She responded to speculation by people thinking she married billionaire French businessman François-Henri Pinault for his money.

"You know the thing is that in pictures you cannot begin to guess the magic in him," the Oscar nominee said. "He's made me become a much better person, and grow in such a good, healthy way. And you know when I married him, everybody said, 'Oh, it's an arranged marriage, she married him for the money. I'm like, 'yeah, whatever, bitch.' Think what you want: 15 years together, and we are strong in love."

Even the host, Dax Shepard, who has met Pinault in person, confirmed that Hayek's husband is "so foxy."

Salma and Pinault tied the knot in 2009 and share 13-year-old daughter Valentina.

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Wonho's Mens Health Cover gts released + Concept #2 & #3 pics for his album!!!!!!

https://instagram.com/p/CLWE193BOeJ
With my very limited korean and Girls Generation knowledge, the Hangul underneath 'Captain Korea' translates to 'Wonho's Generation'

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I like #3 concept pics, but #2 reads like leftovers from the first album tbh! 10 more days until the album drops!
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Martin Scorsese critiques streaming platforms, modern film industry in new essay



Scorsese wrote an essay about italian filmmaker Federico Fellini for the march issue of Harper's Magazine. The director says the art of cinema is being devalued, sidelined and reduced to the lowest common denominator: content, in a critique of the modern media industry.

He says we can't depend on the movie business to take care of cinema, because the emphasis is always determined by the money to be made. Calls them the 'mass visual entertainment business'.

The essay is the topic of the day for film twitter. Scorsese last project, The Irishman, was financed by Netflix after being dropped by Paramount over budget concerns. The next one, Killers of the Flower Moon, will be financed by Apple TV+.

source: EW Twitter