For all you lucky/poor souls who missed out on tonight's Oscars, never fear as The Academy's released videos of all the winners, including Best Picture 'Nomadland'. It's been a clusterfuck of an awards show, to say the least. Best picture given out third because they thought Chadwick Boseman would get Best Actor, and that ended up going to Sir Anthony Hopkins?
And Frances McDormand's now tied for second-most celebrated Oscar-winning actor with Daniel Day-Lewis's three lead Oscars, both after Katharine Hepburn (four lead Oscars).
Looks like AMPAS didn't post the two winners that weren't in attendance, but I did find Best Actor. Best Costume Design went to Ann Roth for 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'.
Fun fact: of the 8 Best Picture nominees, only one left empty-handed: Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7', suckkkkkaaaaaa.
- Selena Gomez used her Twitter to ask various world leaders for contributions towards Covid-19 vaccinations in poorest countries. - Spain's president Pedro Sánchez promissed that 7.5 million doses will available to Latin America and the Caribbean this year. - Selena Gomez is going to host a concert pushing for COVID-19 vaccine equity on May 8.
Texas reopened it's state hosted multiple events this past weekend such as Fitcon and the Ubbi Dubbi Festival. The festival claims to have covid dogs and rapid vaccine lines. Video of the festival shows no mask in sight as the festival officials deemed them mandatory. Attendees said there are covid positive people at the festival and officials aren't enforcing shit.
Lol the fact that ubbidubbi had to hand out masks to the crowd...literally saw maybe 6 in that entire first story pic.twitter.com/DxRSel7tQF
That Olivia Rodrigo reign just won’t let up. The “deja vu” singer covers the May issue of Elle magazine as she gears up to drop her highly anticipated debut album — Sour — on May 21st via Geffen Records.
You can read her full length interview with Elle here.
- After SNL announced that Elon Musk was going to host, the father of X Æ A -12 posted on Twitter “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is” with a devil emoji. - Superior and talented cast member Bowen Yang captured it on his IG stories and added: “What the f–k does that even mean?” - Andrew Dismukes threw shade at Musk posting a picture of Cheri Oteri: “Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri”
Did you miss Joss Stone? Stop. The elusive barefooteuse gave an interview to UK newspaper The Guardian in which she named transphobic conservative professor Jordan Peterson as her dream dinner guest. Sounds like a fun party.
Variety caught up with ABC’s Rob Mills, executive VP of unscripted and alternative entertainment at Walt Disney Television, after the Oscars on Sunday night to share how this year’s ceremony came together.
Time to paraphrase.
Why No Clips?
To move the telecast faster. 'The producers really wanted to tell exactly what somebody does, what an art director does or what sound design is, as opposed to playing another clip for movies' at the movie award show.
Who Picked the Songs?
Why the Awards Were in a Random Order
To get people talking (like this, right now). Seriously, the person is like "Well, we didn't intend for a person who wasn't there to win, and you might hate it, but hey, you're talking about it, aren't you?"
Evan Peters was spotted filming for the upcoming series 'American Horror Stories' (which is a spin-off series with single-episode stories as opposed to a season-long arc). The image reveals what one of the episodes is going to be about so I'm putting it under a cut.
Hey, guys!! Can you believe it's gonna be MAY already??? I hope you have been enjoying the reading challenge so far. Let us know in the comments how you've been faring and how much you liked (or... not) what you've read so far.
This month our destination is IRELAND, a country I am happy to say I've visited, and it really is gorgeous and the people are very nice, although I didn't meet anyone who thought they were a bumblebee (or at least, no one told me so!).
I gathered some very nice book recs for you guys. Ireland is a country with excellent literature, for all tastes. I tried to mix up some classics (not boring ones like Ulysses because I don't hate y'all), with some modern classics or best-sellers and even some hidden gems (maybe hidden if you're not from Ireland, but still). Also, for the purposes of this challenge, it's ok to read something by Northern Irish writers, not just from the Republic of Ireland. I even included in the list one Anglo-Irish writer, hopefully no one's going to be too mad with me about it.
HOWEVER, I am really sorry and really sad to say that this month, despite my best efforts, I did not have the time to put together the nice historical context bit about Ireland. I really didn't. It's not personal, Ireland!!! Please accept the trailer for this recent documentary on Irish society instead:
Journalist: “I want to congratulate you on this I’ve been following you since the beginning of your career and I was wondering ....what it meant for you ...to be directed by Regina ... what this means for you at this time with the world in the state that it’s in.”
Daniel: “Say that question again please?”
Journalist: “I was wondering what it meant for you to win with the world in the state that it’s in at the moment.”
Daniel: “...it’s amazing to have this honor and to be appreciated in this way”
Journalist: “Does it mean more for the community though?”
Daniel: “...What means something to the community is people pouring into each other and protecting each other and defending each other and guiding each other. That’s what means everything to the community.”
A woman who allegedly stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 says she was inspired to wear a mesh mask — possibly in violation of a court order requiring her to wear a face mask while awaiting trial — by singer Lana Del Rey https://t.co/JrJtnhrpGvpic.twitter.com/PBPwHrIeS0
U.S. Capitol rioter known online as the “Bullhorn Lady” apologized through her attorney on Monday, claiming that her photo appearing to mock and flout a court order requiring her to wear a face mask was simply an homage to singer Lana Del Ray.
Bullhorn Lady's defense lawyer added his client’s “mask” choice was “clearly unwise” and a “poor choice,” but was not “done with a bad intent.” Bullhorn lady's not sorry, she just wanted to use her privilege to see how much further she could get away with. In late December she posted "I'm unashamedly a 'super spreader'", on facebook.
The mother of eight was filmed at the Capitol shouting instructions into a bullhorn and directing rioters around the Capitol.
Saweetie is known for trolling during her interviews so it's unclear if she's in an actual boot camp. However we can all admit that it's very admirable for an artist to openly talk about what goes on behind the scenes.
The Michael Jackson Estate has convinced another Los Angeles judge that the late performer's businesses, MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, could not be sued by Wade Robson over alleged sexual abuse.
Robson originally sued the estate in 2013, claiming that the alleged abuse by Jackson over the course of a decade was facilitated by said businesses. But it was determined by a judge that they "had no legal ability to control Jackson, because Jackson had complete and total ownership of the corporate defendants." The suit was again dismissed in 2017, before being revived by an appeals court in 2020.
In a statement, the estate's attorney claimed that "Robson's claims have no merit whatsoever," but it seems Robson isn't ready to throw in the towel. Writing that the court's decision suffers from "fatal flaws," his attorney Vince Finaldi revealed plans for an appeal to be filed to the Court of Appeal "and to the Supreme Court if necessary."
"If allowed to stand, [this] decision would set a dangerous precedent that would leave thousands of children working in the entertainment industry vulnerable to sexual abuse by persons in places of power," said Finaldi. "The children of our state deserve protection, and we will not stop fighting until we insure that every child is safe."
Everyone's favorite D'Angelo Wallace posted a video about "Lil Tay" after her brother reemerged on her Instagram page with abuse allegations against her biological father. The brother has set up a GoFundMe saying it's for legal fees so Lil Tay can escape from her father and step-mother.
The description of the GoFundMe states: "Starting April 23, 2021, Tay will be on trial in the BC Supreme Court of Canada up against her absentee father Chris Hope, who along with his wife Hanee Hope (previously known as Richanee Alcover), had physically and mentally abused her. Chris Hope is fighting to permanently gain control of her career as well as custody over her."
Lil Tay (whose real name is Claire) was a 9-year-old who became Internet famous around 2018 for bragging about how rich and successful she became at a young age. She infamously got in a feud with Bhad Bhabie. At some point, the family got exposed by Snoop Dogg of all people and it was revealed that her brother was behind Claire's entire persona as Lil Tay and was coaching her to be "more ignorant."
While some people are expressing sympathy towards the brother, others are questioning the timing and the existence of the GoFundMe.
* The 73-year-old veteran star made history with by becoming the first South-Korean actor to win an Oscar in the academy's 93-year history. Youn won for her performance as Soon-ja in Minari, for which she has also won a BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award.
* "Mr Brad Pitt, finally," Youn joked as she received her award on stage to laughter from the audience. "Nice to meet you. Where were you when we were filming? I'm very honored to meet you..."
* Brad Pitt, who was also a producer on her acclaimed indie film, presented the Best Supporting Actress award.
Netflix takes another Sony movie, after "Fatherhood" and "The Mitchells vs. The Machines". I think this is also the first time we're seeing details about the plot:
Vivo follows a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively Havana square with his beloved owner Andrés. When tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval (3x Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan), inviting her old partner to her farewell concert in Miami with the hope of reconnecting, it’s up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could. Yet in order to get to the distant shores of Miami, Vivo will need to accept the help of Gabi (newcomer Ynairaly Simo) – an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum.
No relation with Disney's "Encanto", which also has Miranda involved.
drew gooden, perhaps most famous for his Road Work Ahead vine, has posted an apology to his twitter acount after a racist tweet of his from 2016 resurfaced over the weekend. he included the tweet in the apology video and in a subsequent post pledged a total of $15k to charity.
Jewels hand shows first responders helping hurt people after natural disasters or manmade ones. When 9/11 happened a remix of it was made featuring Bush's voice I remember listening it on the way to 3rd grade. ( Collapse ) TLC -Waterfalls
This song is about shooting up drugs, AIDS epidemic, and the children with no education left to the streets
Fall In Line Christina Agularia/Demi Lovato
Fall in line was about sex trafficking and the exploitations of women in the music industry.
- Kings of kpop BTS made their fans watch a cute butter cube melt for an hour on Youtube today, as a teaser for their new single coming at 0 AM EDT on May 21
- According to a press release,“‘Butter’ is a dance pop track brimming with the smooth yet charismatic charm of BTS. This song is the second English single following ‘Dynamite’ released in August last year.”
- South Korean media reports 'Butter' witll be included in a brand new album to be released in June.
• Based on Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s graphic novel • "Paper Girls follows four young girls (Rosinsky, Jones, Nelet, Strazza) who, while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future — they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate." • Sofia Rosinsky (Fast Layne) [as Mac Coyle], Camryn Jones (Cherish the Day) [as Tiffany Quilkin], Riley Lai Nelet (Altered Carbon) [as Erin Tieng], and Fina Strazza (A Christmas Melody) [as KJ Brandman] are the four leads • Set to film in Chicago this year
The members of the 118 rush to the site of a hit-and-run that leaves a familiar face in critical condition. Meanwhile, with Buck's help, Athena investigates the case of a missing woman last seen in a casino and Josh recalls an emergency in 2006 that led him to become a 9-1-1 operator.
After being forced to take time off work to recover from his surgery, Owen finds himself immersed in the search for a serial arsonist. Meanwhile, T.K. and Carlos take their relationship to the next level and Marjan copes with the aftermath of losing someone on the job.
A 27 year old Russian Man named Vladislav Ivanov, stage name Lelush, became an unwilling celebrity after going on a Chinese Boy Band competition show and then immediately regretting it.
Pleading with fans week after week to vote him out and purposely sabotaging his own performances with weak vocals and minimal enthusiasm, this ended up endearing him to fans who did the opposite and voted to keep him in.
The winner of Produce Camp 2021 is offered a contract to join a boy band, but Lelush never wanted it. So how did he end up in the whole predicament in the first place?
As per my annual tradition of too-early Oscars fatigue, now that we're done with the nightmare that was the 93rd Academy Awards (early predictions from that, though pre-COVID, found here), let's look on to next year. The 94th Oscars will be back on in late February as per usual, and although not confirmed, pretty sure the eligibility will be between March 1-December 31, 2021, so studios gotta get everything out in that 10 month time period.
Anyway without further ado, the contenders this coming year include all those that moved last year and a LOT of movies with A-listers. Yes unfortunately a lot of Adam Driver.
-- Annette - the musical starring Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard -- King Richard - Will Smith stars as Venus and Serena Williams' father in this biopic -- Canterbury Glass - David O. Russell is unfortunately back in this period piece with some of his usual suspects: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Robert De Niro Rami Malek, John David Washington, and Zoe Saldana -- The Eyes Of Tammy Faye - the famed biopic starring Jessica Chastain in the titular role -- In the Heights - the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical from John M. Chu -- Don’t Worry Darling - Olivia Wilde's upcoming period drama with Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan and sigh, Harry Styles -- House of Gucci - the one you keep seeing a thousand pics of Adam Driver and Lady Gaga chilling in Italy nowadays, about the killing of Gucci by his wife -- The Tragedy of Macbeth - Frances McDormand's coming for lead Oscar number four here, alongside Denzel Washington in Joel Coen's adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play
[2022 Awards hopefuls - yes a long list] -- A Journal for Jordan - Iraq-war related tale directed by Denzel Washington starring Michael B. Jordan -- Next Goal Wins - Taika Waititi's next weird Oscar bait which sees the return of Michael Fassbender as a football/soccer coach -- The Last Duel - this is the creepy medieval Ridley Scott movie where Matt Damon and Adam Driver fight for a teen girl or something? Blech -- The Many Saints of Newark - the very long-awaited Sopranos prequel -- Nightmare Alley - Guillermo del Toro's latest starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe and Richard Jenkins -- The Power of the Dog - Jane Campion returns to tell a story about a pair of brothers (Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons) who go up against each other when one gets married (to Kirsten Dunst so I'm assuming she marries Jesse) -- Red, White, and Water - Jennifer Lawrence is back in an Oscar-bait about a PTSD veteran with traumatic brain injury -- Respect - Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson -- Soggy Bottom - Paul Thomas Anderson's latest 1970s tale starring Bradley Cooper -- Those Who Wish Me Dead - the one where Angelina Jolie plays a firefighter -- Unforgiven - Sandra Bullock goes back to her serious-business roots here playing an ex-con dealing with life after prison -- West Side Story - Steven Spielberg hates us all and we're stuck with another fucking adaptation of this -- Don’t Look Up - Adam McKay's weird space movie with a fuckload of people led by Leonardo DiCaprio & Jennifer Lawrence -- Tick, Tick... Boom - Lin-Manuel Miranda hates us all so fucking much he's got TWO musicals out this year, this time as a director -- The French Dispatch - Wes Anderson's latest got pushed to this year, the black and white pretentious tale with a hell of a cast, as per usual -- Blonde - another Marilyn Monroe-focused movie with Ana De Armas as Norma Jean, along with Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson -- C’mon, C’mon - Joaquin Phoenix's first movie post-Oscar win, with him playing an artist taking his nephew on a road trip -- Cry Macho - Clint Eastwood is yet again playing a disgruntled cowboy-esque figure in some schmaltzy tale -- The Electrical Life of Louis Wain - don't worry, got your British biopic covered here, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy
Are you ready for the return of musicals and all the already-awarded top contenders fighting each other to the death next winter?