March 10th, 2021

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Zayn clarifies his GRAMMYs tweet


Zayn Malik caused a stir on Twitter Tuesday, when he made a rare appearance on his followers' timelines to blast music's biggest night*.

"Fuck the GRAMMYs and everyone associated," the "Vibez" singer wrote. "Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there's no nomination considerations."

The statement seemed out of left field to many, particularly given the fact that Malik's latest album Nobody is Listening's January 15 release made it ineligible for consideration this year. After likely being made aware of the shitstorm, he sent out a second tweet clarifying his comments:


My tweet was not personal or about eligibility but was about the need for inclusion and the lack of transparency of the nomination process and the space that creates and allows favoritism, racism, and netwokring [sic] politics to influence the voting process

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Google Doodle honors inventor of the surgical mask, considered to be the precursor of N95 masks





- Dr. Wu Lien-Teh, a Malayan Chinese born in 1879, was the first medical student of Chinese descent to study at the University of Cambridge.

- During the Manchurian Plague in 1910, Wu deduced that the disease, with a near 100 percent mortality rate, was a pneumonic plague and recommended that people wear masks that covered the mouth and nose to combat the disease.

- Expanding upon the surgery masks that he had seen in the West, Wu developed a hardier mask from gauze and cotton, and added several layers of cloth to filter inhalations. Initially, his invention was disregarded and discredited due to his young age and race.

- “There’s a famous incident. He’s confronted by a famous old hand in the region, a French doctor [Gérald Mesny] . . . and Wu explains to the French doctor his theory that plague is pneumonic and airborne,” Lynteris says. “And the French guy humiliates him . . . and in very racist terms says, ‘What can we expect from a Chinaman?’ And to prove this point, [Mesny] goes and attends the sick in a plague hospital without wearing Wu’s mask, and he dies in two days with plague.” Dr. Mesny's death shocked the medical community and as a result, support for the face mask quickly increased.

- Eventually, Wu's mask won out because in empirical testing, it protected users from bacteria; hence between January and February 1911, mask production was ramped up and people starting wearing them. After 7 months of vigilant quarantine treatment, and mask wearing, the plague was under control.

- Dr. Wu's great-granddaughter, Dr. Shan Woo Liu, an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, shared her thoughts on the Doodle and her great-grandfather’s legacy:

We are honored that Google is celebrating our great-grandfather’s birthday. Just over a century ago, he helped fight off a plague in China and developed techniques such as mask-wearing, that we still use today in our battle against COVID-19. [More]Growing up, we heard our father’s stories about our great-grandfather—that he was famous for controlling the Manchurian pneumonic plague, a disease that was deadly for nearly everyone who contracted it, and that he held a position in China equivalent to Surgeon General in the U.S. A book on our coffee table with a tattered cover, Plague Fighter, reminded us daily of his achievements.

His story stirred something in me, and from an early age, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. Yet it wasn’t until 1995, when I attended the 80th anniversary celebration of his founding of the Chinese Medical Association, that I truly appreciated his legacy. Hundreds of doctors and scientists crowded a Shanghai conference room to hear lectures about his life and career. I learned that he was considered by many to be the father of modern medicine in China. In 2018, I traveled with my family to Harbin, in Northeast China, to visit a museum and research institute built in my great grandfather’s honor. It was humbling to walk in his footsteps in the very same city where he suppressed the plague outbreak a century earlier. Today, as an emergency physician treating COVID-19 patients, I appreciate his bravery all the more.

A year ago, I was terrified by how little we knew about the coronavirus. Even now, I struggle to imagine how my great-grandfather must have felt as he cared for patients who had contracted the plague. But I also feel closer to him than ever as I urge my patients to practice social distancing and to wear a mask—the very techniques he pioneered as he rescued China, and possibly the world, from a scourge. Wu Lien-teh remains as much of a hero now as he was then.


Source: Google Doodle | Fast Company | Museum of Healthcare
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Demi Lovato Comes Out As a Pro-Vaxxer

In you are what you wear news... Demi Lovato has partnered with Phenomenal and Higher Heights for America in launching their PRO-VAXXER campaign to help fight misinformation around the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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America Ferrera Returning for the Series Finale of Superstore

They say you'll always find your way back home... or in this case Store #1217.

America Ferrera returns for the series finale of NBC's Superstore airing Thursday, March 28th at 8pm. The series will conclude with a special 1-hour long episode.

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I'm not crying you're crying... also I still can't believe this show is ending.
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P*ers Morgan still remains an asshole & Meghan Markle Reportedly Filed Complaint to ITV Over P*ers



P*ers Refuses To Cave Over Meghan Markle Criticisms: ‘Freedom Of Speech Is A Hill I’m Happy To Die On’. He defends comments he made about Meghan, "I don't believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she's done to the British monarchy and to the Queen...is enormous and frankly contemptible."



Meghan Markle Reportedly Filed Complaint to ITV Over Piers Morgan Comments. "Meghan's complaint to ITV concerned the impact Morgan's comments could have on others and how it could degrade the seriousness of mental health issues. The complaint did not relate to the personal nature of Morgan's attacks."

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Elizabeth Banks to direct Cocaine Bear, based on a true story involving cocaine and a bear


Elizabeth Banks is directing the crime thriller 'Cocaine Bear'. The title refers to an incident in 1985 which a bear consumed over seventy pounds of cocaine from a smuggler after it was dropped from a plane.

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ONTD Original: 9 ways the Power Rangers influenced the Fast & Furious series


Let me preface by saying, you can trust me on this list because I have friends with bikes.

Since this pandemic started, I've watched a lot of Power Rangers (shows not movies) and Fast & Furious content. I've been watching Power Rangers because I am a very mature adult woman I have two little dudes who got into the series through Netflix. I've been watching the Fast & Furious series because I'm trash for that. The more I watched Power Rangers and its many iterations, the more I found myself getting pulled in, and I soon realized that the Power Rangers aren't so different from the Fast & Furious team.

Join me now on this completely evidence-based, logical, and legit list of how the Power Rangers influenced the Fast & Furious series. After each point, I will rank the Power Rangers' influence on a scale of 1-10.

[Let us begin]1. Diverse core team
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Power Rangers Influence: 9/10

2. Modified machinery: Zords and Cars
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Power Rangers Influence: 10/10

3. Stopping baddies
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Power Rangers influence: 4/10

4. Budding intrateam romance
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Power Rangers influence: 7/10

5. Attractive team members

Using my expert search and reading skills, I found an ONTD Original from ljtryout which covers attractive Rangers. Refer to that post for how attractive the Rangers have been.

Look at the photos in item #4 to see how attractive the Fast & Furious team has been.

Power Rangers influence: 10/10


6. Good music
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Power Rangers influence: 10/10

7. Antagonists who later become allies
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Power Rangers influence: 7/10
8. Really outlandish plot lines
Things happened. I- just watch for yourself. Outlandish plot lines in Power Rangers primed us to suspend belief for superhero strength the Fast & Furious team gained right around the Fast 6 and 7 movies.
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Power Rangers influence: 10/10

9. A never ending franchise formula
Power Rangers is now on its 28th season with its latest iteration, Power Rangers Dino Fury. They've figured out that the best way moving forward is to have a brand new team for each iteration, that team only stays for two seasons, and make sure there's periodic team-ups with older Power Rangers.

The Fast & Furious series is ready to release its 10th movie in the series, Fast 9. There's slated to be 11 movies in total for the main series, while Hobbs & Shaw are supposed to have 2 more sequels.

Power Rangers influence: 10/10

Final Power Rangers influence score:
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77/90 (85.6%)
In conclusion, through my extensive research, I have found that the Power Rangers have influenced the Fast & Furious series by at least 85.6%.



Source: ljtryout's ONTD Original, my 5yo son friend with a bike, my adult-aged spouse friend with a bike, and me

What else would you add to the list? Do you have a favorite Power Ranger season? Or a favorite Fast & Furious film?

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Animal Crossing x Build A Bear Workshop Collab is Coming



There are really no details.

Typically, these  collection collaborations also offer accessories for purchase separately and options for voice lines. So I guess we can buy a little leaf or piece of fruit to go with our NPC stuffed plush.



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Raya and the Last Dragon’s Kelly Marie Tran Thinks Her Disney Princess Is Gay



Even though her character in 'Raya and the Last Dragon' isn't explicitly gay Kelly Marie Tran played the role with there being “some romantic feelings going on there” between Raya and Namaari.

“I think if you’re a person watching this movie and you see representation in a way that feels really real and authentic to you, then it is real and authentic. I think it might get me in trouble for saying that, but whatever.”

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Selling Sunset & Bling Empire Both Renewed for Another Season!

Netflix has officially renewed Selling Sunset for seasons 4 and 5 while the breakout series Bling Empire has been renewed for another season.

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ontd, are you excited to see the rich deal with a panorama?
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Kpop Post: Brave Girls, Rain, Demian & more!

OP’s faves Brave Girls will start promotions this weekend with a few tv spots as well as promoting “Rollin’” in Music Shows



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Im other news, Iz*one is disbanding and Wendy is debuting as a soloist

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Kenneth Branagh Set to Direct Upcoming Bee Gees Biopic


Multi-hyphenate Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Murder on the Orient Express) has been selected to direct the upcoming Bee Gees biopic for Paramount. The film will cover the group from its inception through their journey into pop stardom.

Ben Elton is writing the script for the untitled biopic, which is coming on the heels of a recent documentary about the group from director Frank Marshall titled How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? The documentary is available to stream on HBO.

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I'd recommend the doc if you're at all interested in them, it was a good watch! Any casting ideas?

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Katya Releases Immersive 3D Film Called "Be Your Own Dentist"



Everyone's favorite bisexual Russian hooker released a new short film called "Be Your Own Dentist." It will certainly win everything in awards season and become an iconic classic.

Also, in case you missed it, watch the whimsically volatile music video for her first single, "Ding Dong."



Who is your favorite drag queen?

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Michelle Gomez joins season three of Doom Patrol as a regular



Michelle Gomez is set to play Madame Rouge, who arrives at Doom Manor with a very specific mission but can't remember what it is. She's complicated and an electrifying eccentric.

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Paris Jackson Claps Back at Speculation Over Emile Hirsch Relationship



Paris Jackson, 22, and Emile Hirsch, 35, sparked dating rumors on social media.
One commenter criticized their age difference. See Paris' response below.

"He's actually one of the youngest homies of mine, one of my best friends is in their 50s. You probably don't have friends older than you because elders may find you annoying or immature lol. Not to mention another close friend of mine is 76. Age is a number, i enjoy the company of people all ages. I am the student and teach of people from 5 years younger than me to 50 years older than me. Nothing wrong with that."

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The View: Eddie Murphy, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, and Meghan



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYtEGWLJ_nk

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Ontd do you like to handle things privately or go scorched earth publicly?

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Katie Leung saw 'a lot of racist shit' in Harry Potter fan site comments



Leung played Harry and Cedric Diggory’s love interest Cho Chang in the franchise.
She discovered abusive websites set up about her, many of them containing racist insults.
She felt pressurised to live up to the ‘pretty and popular’ description of Cho in the books.
She didn’t get any interview or media training before, her publicists told her to deny the racist abuse.
Even though she’d seen it with her own eyes. She’ll just saying everything’s great.

"I was Googling myself at one point, I remember reading all the comments, and there was a lot of racist shit. Somebody had actually created a website, a hate site."

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Grey's Anatomy' Boss Approaching Season 17 Ender as Potential Series Finale



The medical drama has been on air for 17 seasons and for the first time there isn't certainty about the show's future, so the showrunner (Krista Vernoff) has 2 contingency plans in mind:

"I'm planning a season and a finale that could function as either a season finale or a series finale," "I'm planning for both contingencies and it's hard and it's not ideal. It's not where I wish we were."

According to THR the renewal talks have been underway for months between Disney and Ellen Pompeo, in 2017 she signed a new deal that made her the highest earning actress in a primetime drama series, that new contract covered seasons 15 and 16 , and ABC had plans to extend the deal to cover season 17. Pompeo is again seeing a salary increase as part of the renewal discussions.

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Are You Watching "The Masked Singer" Season 5 Tonight?

https://instagram.com/p/CMPTX4KsLQN


Praise the gods of weird TV, The Masked Singer is back. If you don't know, The Masked Singer is a competition show where Z-list celebrities sing while wearing huge, weird masks. The audience is supposed to guess the singer and vote off their least favorite.

Previous winners include LeAnn Rimes, T-Pain, Wayne Brady, and Kandi Buress. So... that should give you an idea of the fame level of these "celebs."

But it's a weird and entertaining way to spend an hour, I will tell you that.

Costumes this season apparently include a steampunk porcupine, a grandpa monster, and a giant snail. So.

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Astronema: Princess of Evil gets Power Rangers one shot + more



-Astronema is one of the most popular Power Rangers villains ever and her true origin is revealed for the first time in a one-shot directly connected to the events of Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers! Before she became a Power Ranger, a young girl named Karone was kidnapped by bounty hunters and brainwashed into the assassin known as Astronema by two of the greatest threats in the galaxy - Dark Specter and Ecliptor. But what is Dark Spector's true plan...and what does it mean for the new Mighty Morphin & Power Rangers teams?

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Mumford Loses Its Anti-Antifa Son



Banjo player for Mumford and Sons Winston Marshall has “voluntarily” left the band after endorsing right-wing writer Andy NGO’s recent book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy”. Marshall tweeted then deleted his enthusiastic endorsement and received online backlash. Marshall has subsequently released a statement acknowledging how he hurt and offended people (apparently including his band mates) and will take time off to “examine [his] blind spots.” The Los Angeles Times called NGO’s book “supremely dishonest” and “ a culmination of Ngo’s single-minded quest to depict an assortment of leftists as a unified vanguard whose mission is to ‘destroy the nation-state‘.”

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Natalie Portman & Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Lady In The Lake’ Series At Apple


- The limited series adaptation of Laura Lippman’s book Lady In The Lake will star Natalie Portman & Lupita Nyong’o for Apple TV+

- Deadline states that Lady in The Lake "takes place in 60s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother, Maddie Schwartz, played by Portman, to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood, played by Nyong’o, a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda."

- The limited series will "be directed by Honey Boy director Alma Har’el, who co-created and will co-write with Colony and The Man In The High Castle writer Dre Ryan".

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ONTD Original: The Best Stories Comedians Told on WILTY - Family Games Edition

DarlingsS, the pandemic forced us to stay at home and (for many) socialise with their family. Did Big Narstie's family invent a great game to play (also) during the pandemic?


ONTD, which game do you play with your friends/family? Did you ever invent a game? Are you a fan of board games?

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Spotify and K-Pop Label Kakao Settle Licensing Dispute, Music Returning to Platform



As it was reported in a previous post , Kakao Entertainment pulled artists from Spotify, not only in South Korea but globally, and this affected a considerable ammount of korean artists like IU, Apink, Epik High, Code Kunst, Mamamoo, Hyuna, etc.

Today was reported that Spotify reached an agreement with Kakao Entertainment , so the content will be available on the app across the globe (including South Korea)

According to one source, the uproar from fans of the artists affected made Kakao reconsider and return to negotiate with Spotify, with the new terms not being that different from those originally offered.

This is the statement from Kakao:

“Kakao Entertainment Corp.(previously Kakao M) has entered into an agreement with Spotify and will sequentially provide its music content to Spotify for service in and beyond Korea. Through its diverse partnerships around the world including Spotify, Kakao Entertainment hopes that music lovers around the world can easily access its artists’ and music content to enjoy K-pop. Kakao Entertainment remains committed to the Korean music ecosystem and its growth and will continue protecting the rights of artists, labels and local rights holders going forward.”

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Kim and Kanye no longer on speaking terms



The KimYe divorce is getting ugly as Kanye West has reportedly cut off all communication with his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.

A Page Six source revealed, “Even before Kim filed for divorce, Kanye changed his numbers and said, ‘You can contact me through my security.’"

The couple also avoids seeing each other despite co-parenting their children. “She leaves the house and he arrives and hangs out with the kids. They have an army of nannies so the transition is easy.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow says her husband lost his taste and smell for 9 months due to COVID-19



Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about the lingering effects of COVID-19 in an interview with People Magazine.

The couple both contracted the virus, but she says her husband, Brad Falchuk, only got his sense of taste and smell nearly a year later.

"He actually only got his taste and smell back in January, so nine months after he lost it, [we also still suffer from] a bit of fatigue and brain fog."

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Harry Styles To Open The Grammy Awards This Sunday


Harry Styles, 27 [citation needed], will he opening the Grammys this Sunday. The iCarly actor and singer is nominated for best pop solo performance for “Watermelon Sugar,” best pop vocal album for “Fine Line” and best music video for “Adore You.”



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David Seymour tries Everyones Focaccia Bread recipe



Youtuber David Seymour makes 4 different focaccia bread recepies from popular food youtuber Joshua Weissman, Tasty, Claire Saffitz and Binging w Babish.

According to David, Joshua Weissman had the best Focaccia recipe, Binging w Babish came in second Claire came in third place and last Tasty.

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Do you like Focaccia bread?? // what food (baking or cooking) youtubers do you like??