February 23rd, 2021

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1 Year After Cape God - Allie X Gifts the Digital Concert on Spotify & Track Xplanations

- Canadian chanteuse Allie X released her LP Cape God last year on February 21, 2020. The supporting tour for the album was subsequently cancelled with the onset of the panini press
- to commemorate, Miss Allie uploaded the full audio of her Cape God Digital Concert to Spotify and shared videos for Life of the Party and Love Me Wrong

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- In addition, she released videos Xplaining her thoughts and the writing process behind each track. This is for my personal fave, Susie Save Your Love

(the boppage in question)

Sources: Spotify | Digital Concert [1] | [2] | Xplanation | "Susie" Lyrics

ONTD, have you visited Cape God?

[My further thots]
In a way, this album couldn't have come out at a better time, because it's very introspective and perfect for the reflection and solitude that marked the early quarantine period. It's very cohesive and raw in a way that's not present in her other work. She opened up a bit more about her autoimmune condition, informing the medical underpinning throughout her work, and how her emotions behind being chronically ill informed her coming-of-age. There's a lot going on in this album, mourning the childhood you never had, the constant longing for a home that no longer exists, and the liminal space of an adulthood you feel alienated from.

It's clear it was a body of work meant to take her to a different place in her career and it's a shame that she wasn't able to tour off it and really receive her flowers. She's such a talented, thoughtful artist who's put in the work and I'd hoped to see her get the love she deserved. She's apparently been in the studio and she has a treasure trove of unreleased gems so I hope she has a few more tricks up her sleeve soon.


Butch Hartman accused of plagiarizing fan art for commission

Butch Hartman, creator of fairly odd parents and Danny phantom, showed on his Twitter his latest commission for $200, Mikasa from anime, attack on Titan.

However it was soon revealed that butch heavily took from Japanese artist, オットン、 who drew fan art of the character in a similar posing, earlier. Opening discussion on wether if Hartman traced or not the picture and the limits of referencing, if copying fan art is plagiarizing, since Hartman gained profit from it but the intellectual property does not actually belong to the Japanese artist either, and overall the ethics in art circles, especially from a consolidated figure in the industry versus less known artists.

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Cardi B Gets Interviewed by Mariah Carey for Interview Magazine

Cardi B opens up about her childhood insecurities, life during the pandemic and working on new music to the one and only legendary Mariah Carey.

The interview was conducted over the phone and lasted for almost two hours. Cardi admits to Mariah that she's a very shy person unlike her online persona.

Cardi also reveals that her childhood insecurities are what lead her to start getting cosmetic surgeries done when she first started stripping.

During the interview Mariah even asks to collaborate with the rapper on a song which Cardi says that she is opened to the idea.

"I would love to do a record that touches souls. You had me heartbroken when I was 11 years old and I didn't even have a boyfriend."

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Mara Wilson slams the way Hollywood's child stars are treated in wake of Britney Spears documentary

Mara Wilson wrote an op-ed piece in the wake of the Britney Spears Documentary about the terrifying way child stars are treated, “The way people talked about Britney Spears was terrifying to me then, and it still is now,” writes Mara Wilson. “Her story is a striking example of a phenomenon I’ve witnessed for years: Our culture builds these girls up just to destroy them.”

Wilson also wrote that she was asked inappropriate questions during press junkets, "Reporters asked me who I thought the sexiest actor was and about Hugh Grant’s arrest for soliciting a prostitute."

“Britney and I learned the same lesson growing up: When you’re young and famous, there is no such thing as control.”, Mara wrote.

source= https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1364194564463067139
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The worst show ever made, "Emily in Paris" bribed their way into Golden Globe nominations

La times reports that in 2019 during the filming of the shit show, more than 30 HPFA members were flown to France and treated like Kings & Queens. Netflix went all out and they were treated to two nights at the five-star Peninsula Paris hotel, “where rooms start at about $1,400 a night" and attended a meeting & lunch at the historic and private Musée des Arts Forains.

The fuck Golden Globes, Emily in Paris is one of the worst shows ever made but the nominations made sense due to bribery! Collins made best of the material given to her.

source= https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1363877283258273793
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How Craigslist Helped Colman Domingo Find True Love

Colman Domingo (Euphoria, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) opened up to GQ about how he met his husband.

  • In 2005, Domingo was in a play about the Jonestown Masscare, and went to his local Walgreens seeking a mud mask to detoxify and destress from the intense role.

  • As he walked into the Berkley, CA Walgreens, he locked eyes with Raúl: long dark hair, a lip piercing, and “these eyes”, as he tells GQ.

  • Raúl had stopped by the Walgreens with a friend to get a gift for a party they were late to because they'd gotten lost, and the friend hurried him out of the store, so the two men never got the chance to speak.

  • The next day, Raúl posted to the Missed Connections board on Craiglist. A few days later, Domingo was looking for a used iPod touch on CL and clicked over to the Missed Connections tab, finding Raul's post.

  • They connected via email and went on a date, where they immediately vibed. They quickly became inseperable, with Raúl showing up at all of his performances with a bouquet of roses.

  • Nine years after they met, they had an intimate surprise wedding disguised as a house party.

  • Domingo says if he'd seen Raúl on a dating app, he probably would have swiped past him because of their age difference - he's 51, and Raúl is eleven years younger.

  • They've been together for fifteen years.


I'd recommend reading the whole piece, it's short & sweet! ONTD, do you have any meet-cutes or missed connections?
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WONHO shares preview of 'Love Synonym #2: Right for Us'

WONHO has shared previews of the eight songs on his second mini album Love Synonym #2: Right for Us, out February 26, including title track "Lose" and "Ain't About You," a collaboration with American singer-songwriter Kiiara.


Which track are you claiming?

Best Shot
Ain't About You
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Teaser for HBO's Tina Turner Documentary: 'Tina'

Slated to appear in HBO's upcoming 2021 schedule is the documentary on Tina Turner, The Queen of Rock N' Roll

With a wealth of never-before-seen footage, audio tapes, personal photos, and new interviews, including with the singer herself, TINA presents an unvarnished and dynamic account of the life and career of music icon Tina Turner.

Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, journalist Kurt Loder, playwright Katori Hall and Tina's husband Erwin Bach are among the interviews in the intimate documentary.

Aside from the documentary, Turner has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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Lionel Richie fans go wild over age gap with girlfriend Lisa Parigi

Lionel Richie fans have been commenting on Twitter about the singer and girlfriend Lisa Parigi’s age gap.

Richie, 71, posted a pic of him and girlfriend Parigi, 30’s, for Valentine’s Day.

“Lionel Richie with his new Bae, he’s 71 and she’s 30, love wins,” one fan wrote on his post. “40 years age gap…as in she was 0 and he was 40 looooooool,” another fan replied.

Richie and Parigi have reportedly been dating since 2014.

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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Quiet in Her Bones

When socialite Nina Rai disappeared without a trace, everyone wrote it off as another trophy wife tired of her wealthy husband. But now her bones have turned up in the shadowed green of the forest that surrounds her elite neighborhood, a haven of privilege and secrets that’s housed the same influential families for decades.

The rich live here, along with those whose job it is to make their lives easier. And somebody knows what happened to Nina one rainy night ten years ago. Her son Aarav heard a chilling scream that night, and he’s determined to uncover the ugly truth that lives beneath the moneyed elegance…but no one is ready for the murderous secrets about to crawl out of the dark.

Even the dead aren’t allowed to break the rules in this cul-de-sac.

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Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel

Hillary Clinton is co-writing a mystery novel with Louise Penny about a “novice” secretary of state, working in the administration of a rival politician, tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. Penny is a award-winning author from Canada whose novels include “The Cruelest Month” and “The Brutal Telling".

“What an incredible experience, to get inside the State Department. Inside the White House. Inside the mind of the Secretary of State as high stake crises explode,” Penny said. “Before we started, we talked about her time as Secretary of State. What was her worst nightmare? ‘State of Terror’ is the answer.”

According to Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s, the main character is “tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy, a scheme carefully designed to take advantage of an American government dangerously out of touch and out of power in the places where it counts the most.”

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Multiple South Korean celebs face school violence and bullying accusations

TW: school violence, bullying, so please be careful about anything after the cut

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Kpop community has been overwhelmed with these accusations, and international fans have gone on hyper defensive mode. But thing to note, school violence and bullying are quite endemic in Korean schools, which is why Korean general public have been so sympathetic to the victims. And Naver, South Korea's most popular search engine is removing the popular searches option from 25th February onwards. General public fear, this will allow powerful people to sweep news under the rug. So, a lot of victims, probably want their stories to be shared before that happens.

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‘Monster High’ Live-Action TV Movie & Animated Series Reboot Set By Nickelodeon & Mattel

Today in "Bring back my girls" news, after being more or less discontinued 2 years ago after their first reboot, Mattel, Nickelodeon, and Viacom are bringing back Monster High.

So this is not the first time they've attempted a Live action thing - Face-Off (a show) had an episode where makeup artists attempted to bring them to life (Didn't go great)., and a live action movie was supposed to be released by Universal in I think 2016.

Luckily, only the movie is live action (Though I expect it to look jank), and the show is animated. No word on if they'll keep that ^ style.


First "Redwall", now Monster High, happy black history month to me and me only.


Kendall Jenner Receives Culture Appropriation Backlash After Announcing Her Own Tequila Brand

Kendall Jenner is receiving backlash after revealing that she will be launching her own tequila brand called 818 Tequila.

Jenner claims that she's has been working on the tequila secretly for the last four years and "after dozens of blind taste tests, trips to our distillery, entering into world tasting competitions anonymously" that she can't wait to share her tequila with the world.

Shortly after making her announcement there was instant backlash and claims of culture appropriation online. Some were angry that Jenner is another non-Mexican person profiting off a Mexican product, when so many Mexicans rely on making and selling tequila to support their families.

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818 is the area code of Calabasas, California where Kendall grew up. The tequila will be selling at $59.99 per bottle and will be available later this year.

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ontd, what's your favorite tequila brand?
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George Clooney to expose disgraced politician and his cover up of the OSU scandal

A new docuseries highlighting Gym Jordan & his involvement, rather lack of, with the sexual abuse that occurred in Ohio State will be produced by George Clooney. Sexual abuse has been rampant for decades under Gym but he didn't do a damn thing but cover it up.

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Since the scandal emerged, Jordan has emphatically denied that he knew anything about Strauss' abuse during his own years working at OSU, between 1987 and 1995. "Congressman Jordan never saw any abuse, never heard about any abuse, and never had any abuse reported to him during his time as a coach at Ohio State," his congressional office said in 2018.

Richard Strauss committed suicide in 2005.

source= https://twitter.com/THR/status/1363899546569478151

here's to george taking this fucker down

Tiger Woods in Serious Car Accident

▪️ Woods was the driver and only occupant

▪️ Single car accident occurred at 712am Pacific time

▪️ Jaws of life used to remove him from badly damaged vehicle, then transported to hospital

▪️ Cause of accident unknown

⚠️ multiple leg injuries reported, he is in surgery

▶️ Woods, 45, was in California for a two-day content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV after serving as host for the PGA Tour's Genesis Invitational over the weekend. Pictures surfaced on social media of Woods smiling with Dwayne Wade and David Spade at Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday, but with his movement still restricted, he did not hit balls or play any holes. The shoot involved Woods giving on-course lessons to a number of celebrities, but he mostly provided instruction and hit a few putts. He was in good spirits on Monday but did not arrive to the course for the second day of shooting.

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Blue Beetle film in the works at WB/DC

-After practically a decade in development hell, WB has finally moved forward with a Blue Beetle film starring Jaime Reyes.

-Angel Manuel Soto is set to direct

-Blue Beetle made his first live action appearance in Smallville back in the day and was set for a spin off but it never got off the ground. The character was also central to S2 of Young Justice.

-Will be first latino lead superhero movie

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Shailene Woodley confirms she's engaged to Aaron Rodgers


“Everybody right now is freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while,’”

“He’s, first of all, a wonderful, incredible human being. But I never thought I’d be engaged to someone who throws balls for a living.”

“When we met, I knew he was a football guy but I never knew what kind of a football guy he was … I am still constantly learning. Because I don’t know him as the football guy! I know him as like, the nerd who wants to host ‘Jeopardy!’ That’s the guy I know. He just happens to also be very good at sports.”

KPOP round up: WayV announces new mini album and a SHINee performance

Wayv is coming back with a new mini album called 'Kick Back' on the 10th of march

[SHINee stuff]

SHINee released a live performance of 'Don't Call Me' with a better look at the choreo.

A teaser was also released for a performance with studio choom, promising to give an even beter look at the choreo.

Source: 1 | 2 | 3

Looking forward to the WayV comeback. They haven't let me down so far.
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Tavi Gevinson On Britney Spears, The Sexualization of Teen Girls, And Abusive Relationships

Tavi Gevinson took to The Cut today to write a piece spurred by the recent documentary, Framing Britney Spears. It's very good and I recommend reading the whole thing!

But since ONTD doesn't read, here are some choice quotes:

[On Britney]
• "By suggesting she once had complete control, the documentary fuels the sense of injustice when that control is then taken away. The result is a documentary eager to characterize Spears’s early image as an expression of female power rather than the corporation-sanctioned sexualization of a 16-year-old. [...] The filmmakers do not acknowledge how Spears’s agency may have been compromised by her age, the stakes of wealth and fame, or the influence of the adults around her. They also do not engage the messier implications of the virginal-but-sexy archetype: Here is a girl who can perform sex for an audience’s benefit, but who, thank God, has not yet been tainted by experience. America’s response to Spears was puritanical, but so was the fantasy her image fulfilled."

• "There is no need to believe it’s either Everything was Britney’s choice, and therefore she was always a sex-positive feminist or Nothing was Britney’s choice, and the evil adults made all her decisions. Both assertions sound desperate to protect her respectability — another version of her purity, in fact — as a prerequisite for compassion. They remind me of how readily conversations about abuse and assault focus on the moral character of the victim in order to confirm that they have indeed been victimized."

[On Her Own Sexualization As A Teenager]
• "When I entered the world of adult men as an 18-year-old, I was aware that I’d been granted access, visibility, and currency through my whiteness, thinness, cis-ness—what Janet Mock calls pretty privilege — as well as my social status. I could not reconcile my awareness of my power — and all the safety it promised — with the idea that I was also vulnerable in any way. But at the same time that beauty can confer currency, it also enforces, rather than cancels out, male dominance."

[On Her Own Past Abusive Relationship]
• "One of them already had a good handle on this argument when I was 18. He seemed to believe that, given my professional credentials, I was above harm or that my purported emotional maturity implied consent — because if you are really mature, you are a willing and enthusiastic sexual partner, and if you don’t already know that, perhaps a few rounds of badgering, defying your “no” and “That makes me uncomfortable,” will teach you; surely, no one as powerful as you would ever actually do something she didn’t truly want to do. He also seemed to believe, like I did, that my status in the world canceled out the power he wielded as an adult man. Perhaps people around me also worried they would be doubting my autonomy if they suggested I was in an emotionally and sexually abusive relationship."

• "When my abuser said he thought that it was I who “had all the power” while he was a hapless, insecure, wealthy, much-older-than-me man who didn’t know what he was doing, I at first believed him. I was in a splashy phase of my career. I did get us into parties. I was insecure, too, and terrified of appearing naïve, but I was also aware that my youth was an asset, no matter how uncertainly I wore it, and from that I could muster up a performance of self-assurance, and so: I was outwardly confident. But as the writer Anna Wiener put it to me, “Confidence is not a vector of power.”

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Ross Matthews is engaged

He announced that he is engaged to his boyfriend of "over a year." They seem to have done long-distance as well as quarantining together, because you know, we're in a pandemic.

His fiance is a doctor.


ONTD, are you marrying your pandemic sweetheart?

Michelle Pfeiffer secret to looking so young

Appearing on the U.K. chat show “Lorraine”, the star talked about how she maintains her youthful complexion at the age of 62.

She said that eating healthy and exercise is the key to looking youthful.

“It’s what nobody really wants to hear — you have to eat right, you have to exercise, you have to sleep,” she said.

She added, “So that’s the big secret – there’s no secret!”



‘Mayor Pete’Documentary Lands at Amazon Studios

ONTD's favorite Democratic Presidential Failure is getting his own documentary.

  • Directed by Jesse Moss, It follows Petey B. on the campaign trail and at home in Indiana with his husband, Chasten.

  • Pete, The living embodiment of LinkedIn, is now the Transportation Secretary for Biden.

  • It "reveals the inside story of the campaign for the White House and the ways it changes the lives of those at its center".


Hot Girl Coach! - Tina Snow (AKA Megan Thee Stallion)

- Megan came for me in this parody of Mean Girls
- Also Cry Baby MV is out

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MTV Unplugged Presents: BTS + New Run BTS episode

MTV Unplugged Presents: BTS aired tonight and they performed future worldwide hit Telepathy, Blue & Grey, Life Goes On and Dynamite from their album BE and a cover of Coldplay's Fix You:

[Blue & Grey]

[Life Goes On]


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source: Telepathy, Fix You, Blue & Grey, Life Goes On, Dynamite, decorating photocards, Run BTS, JK blue hair.


Yes... This Black History Month Post is About the Trailblazing Booty Anthem Sisqo's "Thong Song"

*record scratch* Wait before we begin - is Dru Hill "Black famous?" OP thought this and she's leaning toward an answer of 'yes'.

VICE has a YouTube channel where they try be on the cutting edge of politics, but their best series is mini docs on iconic songs and just a few days ago, they released one on the "Thong Song", a contender to enter the Pantheon of booty albums that was a cultural seismic event.

In this doc, we get an insight from the legacy of the song from the makers themselves including platinum scalp nigga Sisqo. Some highlights:

- The iconic producers Tim&Bob built the song off a Beatles sample from "Eleanor Rigby"
- the beat was originally meant for another artist
- Sisqo is the principal lyricist and put up his own money to release the album
- yes, he finally clears up the "dumps like a truck" lyric
- the violinist can come to the cookout
- like everyone put they foot in it, NOT Desmond Child
- lawsuits, lawsuits, lawsuits
- this song was motherfucking everywhere and garnered Sisqo four Grammy noms
- please watch this video for Sisqo's (and everyone else's) creative genius. Amazing (and OP doesn't compliment men.)

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Dispatch is sharing BIGBANG's G-Dragon and BLACKPINK's Jennie are dating

According to Dispatch, the couple have been dating for around a year


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Viola Davis on the Prospect of Becoming the Most Nominated Black Actress in Oscars History

• With her critically acclaimed performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Viola Davis is primed to become the most nominated Black actress in Oscars history. But this record should’ve been set long ago.

• “For me, it’s a reflection of the lack of opportunities and access to opportunities people of color have had in this business. If me, going back to the Oscars four times in 2021, makes me the most nominated Black actress in history, that’s a testament to the sheer lack of material there has been out there for artists of color.”

• There’s a larger picture at play when it comes to who gets nominated for what.
"You see what a huge deficit and huge discrepancy is still out there for artists of color, which is why a lot of times we don’t have a seat at the table. [...] It’s because of fundamental truths that we are not given the same permission, tools and everything that we need to even start on the same level, or to be on the same playing field. [...]It is like having a fabulous body, but not having the right clothes to show it off.”

• Reforming the system at large. “Two things need to happen. People who are on the periphery need to not be so frightened that they’re going to lose the opportunity, that they don’t open their mouth and speak their truth. And the people who are in a position of power need to listen and to have the bravery and the courage to step out of their comfort zone and make those changes.”

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Which iconic riot grrrl lent her vocals to WandaVision? + breaking down the sitcom openings

It's Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna! Kristen Anderson-Lopez, part of a highly successful songwriting duo with her husband Robert (an EGOT winner - think Avenue Q, Frozen etc.) revealed that Hanna's vocals were blended together with hers to create a Malcolm in the Middle-style 90s/00s sitcom opening for WandaVision.

You can listen to the tune, titled Let's Keep It Going, below:

The Lopezes shared that they wanted to channel the chaos of the 90s to match how Wanda's world was unravelling. They also found this theme the hardest to wrote, having watched few of the 90s sitcoms since they were away at college.

In an interview with Marvel, the Lopezes discussed how the sitcom themes, which have been lauded as extremely catchy, had the common element of a tritone or 'devil's interval' - notably, the 'WandaVision' motif which was supposed to create a slight sense of unease.

They also noted how unlike their previous arrangements, where they wrote songs for others to sing, they mainly used their own vocals for the WandaVision themes (partly due to logistical constraints from the pandemic).

You can see a compilation of all the sitcom openings (including later episodes that feature spoilers) here. The tunes are made available on Marvel's VEVO channel a week after each episode is first uploaded.

[Latest episode opening factoid]And yes, that was Kathryn Hahn's voice singing during Agatha's intro.

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Robbie Williams

The Greatest Showman's director announces a Robbie Williams biopic

- Michael Gracey, The Greatest Showman's director, announced that his next project will be a Robbie Williams biopic that will begin production this summer
- Title will be "Better Man" after one of Robbie's best songs from 2000's album "Sing When You're Winning"
- Robbie became famous when he was still underage with "Take That" from 1990 to 1995, then he left the group for a solo career. As a solo artist, he sold 19.9 million albums and 7.2 million singles in the UK. He reunited with Take That in 2010 for an album and tour that became fastest-selling record and best selling tour of the time.
- During his life he battled mental illness, depression, alcoholism and substance abuse.
- He has been in a relationship with American actress Ayda Field since 2006, they married in 2010 and have 4 children: Theodora, Charlton, Colette and Beau.

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ONTD, Favorite Robbie Williams' song?