March 26th, 2021

Hey! We're Bringing Back the ONTD Movie Watch Parties

Back by the demand of eight people, your local assistant hall monitor, is going to reignite the Watch Party posts. These lovely posts were originally done by lyrabjadesss and now making its resurgence to be ruined by yours truly!

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However, OP would like you to decide what day you'd prefer to have these watch parties since we have FFAs all weekend, we'll stick with whatever day gets the most votes in this poll. OP will set up the new Teleparty (the artist formerly known as Netflix Party) extension and send out the link for all parties to enjoy so OP will be the host for each meeting to make it easier. Teleparty also works with Hulu and Disney!

Instructions to install Teleparty are here (you may already have this extension installed and OP is just your old auntie trying to learn tech)

This poll is closed.

When y'all wanna watch and talk shit about movies?

Friday
28(29.2%)
Saturday
46(47.9%)
Sunday
22(22.9%)


After designating a day, next week will be the first watch party! If you have a suggestion for a movie, please put in the comments below and if you agree, add a +1! Ideally stick to Netflix for recommendations as that is usually the most popular/most accessible app.

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HazBur

Sharon Stone Weighs In On Cancel Culture



Stone shared her thoughts on cancel culture.

“I think cancel culture is the stupidest thing I have ever seen happen. I think when people say things that they feel and mean, and it’s offensive to you, it’s a brilliant opportunity for everyone to learn and grow and understand each other. We all come from different ages, different cultures, different backgrounds, different things, and have had different experiences, different traumas, different upbringings, different parents, different religious backgrounds, different everything. Give people an opportunity to discuss things before you wipe out their entire person over a statement or a comment or a misunderstanding stop being so small. The world is bigger. People have done so much more than one sentence. Like grow up. Grow some empathy.”

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Disney: Mighty Ducks

The Quack Attack is Back, Jack!

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers has premiered and it's sweet



When playing for the fun of it suddenly isn’t good enough, what happens to the kids who aren’t good enough to play?

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Just some good ol' wholesome family fun.

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New Music Friday – March 26, 2021


Featuring new music by Ali Gatie, Anthony Ramos, benny blanco, Evanescence, Gallant, IU, Julia Michaels, KAMILLE, KAROL G, King Combs feat. Future, Lil Nas X, serpentwithfeet, Sofia Carson, Sorn, Studio Killers feat. Kim Petras, Tate McRae, Taylor Swift feat. Maren Morris, Tune-Yards and Vic Mensa

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Happy Friday, ONTD! What's everybody listening to today?

Hulu Releases Trailer for WeWork Documentary, That Failed Rent-a-Desk Startup



From Hulu: "How do you lose $47 billion in six weeks? Let us count the ways. See the #SXSW​ Official Selection, WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn, premiering April 2 on Hulu. #WeWorkDoc

Exploring the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years – this is the story of WeWork and its hippie-messianic leader Adam Neumann who makes you beg the question, was he trying to create a cult?"


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What's your favorite startup downfall? The fact that this dude still has squillions of dollars is just... capitalism baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blue world

Ever Given container ship stuck in Suez Canal, has sparked a meme fest



The massive container ship, Ever Given, got stuck sideways in Suez Canal, and is costing millions of dollars per hour, as it blocks one of the busiest waterways. And it has sparked a meme fest. Some choice ones from the article given below:
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The Suicide Squad red band trailer, posters



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Thor: Love and Thunder cast attend a rugby game in Sydney



Chris Hemsworth, Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, and Idris Elba were spotted at a rugby game 🏉 in Sydney.

Russell Crowe was also at the game. Jeff Goldblum was also spotted at the event. No word on any potential casting in Thor: Love and Thunder.



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R.I.P. Larry McMurtry (1936-2021), author



Larry McMurtry published his first novel, Horseman, Pass By, at the age of 25, finding immediate success -- which in turn transitioned into immediate success in Hollywood, as the rights were snapped up and filmed as the iconic Paul Newman film Hud. Many more books, and movies and television miniseries based on those books, would follow, including The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove. He occasionally tried his hand at screenwriting, most notably collaborating with Diana Ossana on the script for 2005's Brokeback Mountain, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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HazBur

BAFTA Diversity Scheme Under Fire After Actress Says She Was Called "Exotic Talent"



BAFTA initiative is aimed at improving diversity in the U.K.'s film and TV industry.

India Eva Rae described the initiative as a "PR exercise," with participants merely recruited to help "clean up" BAFTA's image around issues of diversity.
In one meeting, Rae said that a casting directors described her as an "exotic talent," saying that she "couldn't understand the English coming out of your mouth."
Rae claims she was told not to report the incident. "This mentor told me and other members of the group that we will never work again if we speak up,"

BAFTA described concerns raised by Rae as "one isolated incident," adding that it would "investigate urgently."

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Lil Nas X Shares Letter to his 14-Year-Old Self About Coming Out and New Song "MONTERO"


To celebrate the release of his highly anticipated single "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)," Lil Nas X took to his social media platforms to share a letter to his younger self, reflecting on his coming out and the representational necessity of the song's gay themes. You can read his letter above.

And in case you missed it, here's the music video for "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)":



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The Pokemon Company donates $200k to organizations who support AAPI communities



The pokemon company released an statement this morning where they condemn anti-asian hate and promise to donate $200k to organizations working to bring awareness to the issue and who support Asian and Pacific islander communities.

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TheToyZone publishes the most popular pokemon in each country



In celebration of Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, TheToyZone looked at how fandom of the series varies around the world (for the 151 original pokemon) . They analyzed Google search data to identify the most uniquely popular Pokémon in each country.

Highlights:

As expected Pikachu is the most popular pokemon in a global scale ( 1 in every 10 pokemon searches are about the pokemon mascot)

Charizard is the most popular pokemon in Europe , being the most searched in 9 countries: Andorra, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Sweden, and the U.K.

In North-America, Charizard was the most popular pokemon in 3 countries: Antigua y Barbuda, Canada and El Salvador, the most countries for any pokemon on the region.

According to the data , the most popular pokemon in the USA is Gengar, in México is Squirtle.

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Author Beverly Cleary Dies at 104


Children's book author Beverly Cleary died on March 25th, 2021 at age 104 in Carmel, California.

Cleary wrote over 40 children's books, including Beezus and Ramona, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and Henry Huggins. She published her first book in 1950, setting a standard for realistic children's fiction, and continued writing through the 1990's. Her books have sold over 85 million copies and have been translated into 29 different languages.

In 2000, to honor her invaluable contributions to children’s literature, Beverly Cleary was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress; in addition, she was awarded the 2003 National Medal of Art from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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aly & aj give incredible performance of potential breakup song (explicit)



stylish songstress duo aly & aj delivered an amazing, charismatic, deliciously harmonic performance of pbus today, doing the nobleman's work of restoring our faith in current pop girls. op had to pop her posting cherry to share this with you today!

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oof, 80s witch goddesses. curse us with hope
Agatha

Invincible starring Steven Yeun premieres on Amazon Prime



-INVINCIBLE is an adult animated superhero series that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems. From Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead.

-#1 reason to watch is obvi hearing Steven Yeuns voice every week.

-Each episode is 40ish mins long

-Very graphic, maybe more so than The Boys?

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Marie Antoinette

A Very Juicy Oral History of “Lady Marmalade”



[Some tidbits...]

Missy Elliott: We wanted to showcase each of the “four badass chicks from the Moulin Rouge,” bringing together their different skills and personas into a true celebration of diversity, talent, and female unity.

Christina Aguilera: I think we all brought something unique to the table. The message was awesome, because every woman wants to feel good in their own skin. Every woman wants to own their sexuality—whether you want to put on a corset or not.

Tina Landon (choreographer): When we met as a group, I was a little nervous. These are four big, individual, lots-of-personality artists in one room at one time at the height of their careers. I do remember there was a little bit of tension. I think it’s pretty public knowledge that there was tension between Christina and Pink.

Mýa: It was a moment that stood out in that era. If you wanted to say anything bad about it, that would maybe just be a reflection of a boring life. I would never have thought in a million years working with Patti LaBelle would be a part of my career.

Patti LaBelle: ...all these girls are my little girls. Mýa and Pink and Kim and Christina, of course—the singing fool. I call her a baby Patti. That little girl, she threw down





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It's a fun article and the formatting is cool go read it.
HazBur

Halle Berry's Child Support Payments Slashed In Half, Ordered To Pay $8,000 Per Month



Halle now has to pay her ex $8,000-a-month. She has agreed to pay “retroactive” support to Gabriel in the amount of $85,000 and cover Nahla’s private school tuition and health insurance.

Berry has also agreed to pay Aubry additional child support if her income exceeds $1.95 million in any given year, and she must also contribute $5,000 to Gabriel’s attorney’s fees and costs.

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EXO's Baekhyun Reveals Impending Military Enlistment

EXO's Baekhyun says he will be enlisting in the mandatory military service soon




In a recent Instagram live he talked about various topics, like his upcoming album and his promotions with SuperM.

He then revealed thatt he will be enlisting soon.

"I was thinking about how I can say this. And I thought I should only say the facts for my EXO-Ls to understand. The end of March was the cutline (to enlist). So within that time, I am preparing everything from my solo album, SuperM album, and group album."

He also explained why he was hesitant in sharing the news, explaining: "Rather than just telling you, I thought 'would the EXO-Ls have to wait endlessly?' and there are some who were EXO-Ls for ten years or more, so I didn't want to tell you to wait without preparing anything. And I didn't want to tell you guys beforehand and make you feel restless."

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Upon hearing the news, many EXO fans were surprised and sad, however, fans were happy and thankful towards the singer as he had worried about his fans and prepared an album before joining the military.




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Nickelodeon will not longer air two "Spongebob" episodes over "concerns" and just bad timing



The episode you're probably more familiar with is "Mid-Life Crustacian", when Spongebob and Patrick try to help Mr. Krabs have fun. One of the scenes involves them breaking into a house and stealing some underwear from his mother. He didn't know it was his mother's house though.

Still don't remember? Well, "I guess you're going to miss.....the panty raid." It's actually been out of rotation since 2018.

"Kwarantined Krab," also appears to have been shelved due to you at home can probably guess. (This is the bad timing option)

You cannot buy them individually, or stream them on Paramount+, but they are involved in a digital season set.


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Sharon Osbourne "quits" The Talk



-Sharon O has reportedly "quit" The Talk after defending her bff Piers Morgan.

-CBS states that her behavior did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.

-She was the last OG cast member

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 2 recap



Episode 2 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier titled "The Star-Spangled Man" is now streaming on Disney+

[Spoiler (click to open)]
Bucky and Sam finally meet up following the announcement of the new Captain America.
The both go to Germany where they go head to head with the leader of the Flagsmasher, Karli Morgenthau
While they both are getting their butts kicked, they come across the new Captain American John Walkercomplete with his sidekick Battlestar
Red Wing dies
John Walker proposes all 4 of them work together but Bucky and Sam say no thanks.
Bucky and Sam meet up with Isaiah Bradley, who angrily tells them to get out
In the end of the episode, Bucky says they need to talk to Sam to figure out how the Flagsmasher got their hands on superserum.
Still no Sharon Carter.


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29 Plot Twists Even Bestselling Authors Didn’t See Coming


  • Lisa Unger about My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: “Such a rich, darkly funny story about two sisters — one of them, true to the title, a serial killer. But it’s not her fault! They were asking for it… or were they? How far would you go to protect your family? The answer is complicated and the telling so engrossing.”


  • Peter Straub about In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware: “I started In a Dark, Dark Wood on an airplane, kept dipping into it whenever I was left alone, devoured another big chunk on the flight home, and after that surrendered myself to it until the last revelation had bloomed, the final surprise had exploded, and the bittersweet conclusive turn had folded the final page.”


  • Harriet Tyce about The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung: “Intricately plotted and sensitively written, The Eighth Girl draws the reader into the dark heart of London’s underworld with relentless tension until the shock of the final reveal.”


  • Gillian Flynn about The Dinner by Herman Koch: “The Dinner begins with drinks and dark satire, and goes stealthily and hauntingly from there. It’s chilling, nasty, smart, shocking, and unputdownable.”


  • Flynn Berry about The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong: “A gripping, atmospheric, edge-of-your-seat thriller, The Good Son is moody and dark in the best way, with an unreliable narrator you won’t soon forget. I loved it.”


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Favourite plot twist? Use spoiler cut if needed!

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Lana lands fifth UK Number 1 and one of the fastest-selling vinyl albums of the century



Debuting at the top spot with 40,000 chart sales this week, Lana’s seventh studio album joins Born To Die (2012), Ultraviolence (2014), Lust For Life (2017) and Norman F**king Rockwell (2019) as Number 1s on the Official Albums Chart.

With 16,700 vinyl copies sold this week, Lana now has the fastest-selling vinyl of the century for a female act, of course topping this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart and Record Store Chart too.

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Ronald D. Moore To Develop 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' Hulu Series



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ontd should I keep reading this book after all??? (I won't.) Also even if you don't give a shit, who would you cast in this, tell me I'm bored.
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Superstore finale recap: How did it all end?



Superstore aired its series finale recap

[Spoiler (click to open)]Picking up from last week's episode, Amy informs that employees at her former Cloud9 branch that Zephra is closing 95% of the stores
The gang with Amy's help try to save their branch by impressing the Zephra analyst who will decide which stores get to stay open, but that goes to shit when they find a bag of severed feet in the store
The analyst tells Amy that their Cloud9 branch will be turned into a packaging warehouse and most of the employees their will lose their jobs, so Amy quits her job as a Zephra executive in solidarity

The second half of the finale picks one month later on the final day of their Cloud 9 branch. And throughout the episode and a series of flashforward we find out what happened with the characters:
Amy and Jonah get back together and get married. Amy gets another job as an executive, Jonah runs for City Council. They have a son named Carter.
Dina becomes the manager of Zephra warehouse. She picks a handful of her past employees to work with her with Sandra's help who is her assistant manager. She and Garrett officially become a couple
After almost retiring, Glenn decides to reopen his dad's hardware store "Sturgis and sons" and hires Cheyenne and Mateo to work with him.
All the Cloud 9 employees gather at Glenn's house for a barbecue in the final scene.


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What did you think of the Superstore series finale and do you think it was a satisfying ending to the show?