May 28th, 2021

Netflix's live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender will not be whitewashed

Here's more Avatar: The Last Airbender news for you while we wait for what we all truly want: word on any of the upcoming projects from Avatar Studios.



Summary for the tl;dr crew:

-Avatar News revealed Netlix's official casting call for the ATLA live-action and none of the main four characters of Book 1 will be white! They are looking for Indigenous North American actors for both Water Tribe Siblings and East or South Asian actors for Aang and Zuko.


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ONTD, to alleviate your heartbreak over not getting Noah Centineo as Zuko, what's the best creature from ATLA/TLOK and why is the badgermoles? Also, how often does the Avatar's Love theme song make you tear up?
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Rupert Evans to recur on Bridgerton



Charmed's Rupert Evans is set to recur as Edmund Bridgerton - who was killed by a bee sting - on the Netflix series. He's described as a patient father of eight who helped guide his eldest son Anthony through life.

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The Cruel Lie of "Friends"



** we've long understood that tv & movies set unrealistic expectations for romantic relationships - but what about friendships?

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I do remember being a kid, watching Friends and thinking "These people hang out before work in the morning??"

Do you have a lot of friends? ngl, I think about the summer I was 17 a lot, and how I'd hang out with my friends literally 24/7. It was nice!
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New Music Friday – May 28, 2021


Featuring new music by Allday, Aya Nakamura, Bad Bunny with Luar La L, Drew Sycamore, EVERGLOW, GWSN, ionnalee, JoJo, Liza, Mereba, MØ, Nicole Millar, Olivia Holt, Sigrid, Texas, Tommy Genesis, The Veronicas, Victoria Justice, woo!ah! and 88GLAM

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Happy Friday, ONTD! What's everybody listening to today?
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BTS on GMA + Butter 'Hotter' Remix MV

BTS performed Butter and Dynamite (again but this time we got the Tropical Remix) for GMA Summer Concert Series. They also gave a little interview live from Seoul!



BTS also released a MV for Butter Hotter Remix (does this means we will get Sweeter and Cooler remix? Because of the hotter, sweeter, cooler line? lets wait and see).



source: Butter and Dynamite; Butter Hotter Remix
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Normani Promises Something for Everyone on Her Debut Album

It's finally coming. Normani recently revealed to W Magazine that her highly anticipated debut solo album will be out this summer.

The singer promises a little something for everyone when it comes to the sound of her debut album.

She says "I'm not always as bubblegum as Motivation was, or as bubblegum as how people have perceived me to be from looking at that music video. So just imagine the flip side of that. It's still going to be palatable for a wide audience. Nobody is going to feel left out."

When asked about her style icons she goes on to list Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Aaliyah, and Toni Braxton.


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ontd, are you excited for normani's debut solo album?
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China censors Friends reunion



-The Friends reunion has proven to be a MEGA hit in China with it being one of the highest rated tv imports in years...

-Despite all of that, China cut roughly 6 minutes from the reunion.

-Justin Bieber was cut after being blacklisted by the country when he IGed a visit to the Yasukuni Shrine.

-Lady Gaga who is also banned from China was largely removed due to her meeting with the Dalai Lama.

-Popular boyband, BTS were cut due to their past comments surrounding the history of pain and shared sacrifices between the South Korean and US Soldiers during the Korean war.

-The bts clip of Matt LeBlanc showing the audience himself in underwear with Ross's face on his privates was removed.

-A fans mention of how the show helped them through life as a gay man was also removed due to the obvious homophobic reasons.

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'9-1-1' EP Tim Minear talks Buck & Eddie's chemistry, queerbaiting and more



9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star's executive producer and head writer Tim Minear talks the emotional finales and answers the burning questions about Buck and Eddie.

♦ says he didn't kill off Eddie because Ryan Guzman is "too pretty to die";

♦ he's well aware of the Buck and Eddie ship and says "all the conversations that the fans have are conversations that happen in the writers’ room".

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more on Bobby & Athena, Maddie, Tommy, Tarlos etc. at the source.

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Nike Says It Ended Deal With Neymar Amid Investigation of Sexual Abuse



PSG and Brazil National Team player, Neymar Jr was sponsored by Nike since he was 13 and the contract was ended last year.

[TW: sexual abuse]In 2018, a longtime employee filed a complaint to Nike saying that during a marketing tour in the US in June 2016, the woman helped Neymar, who appeared to be drunk, into his hotel room after midnight. While there, Neymar tried to force the woman to perform oral sex and blocked her from leaving the room

The company said its investigation did not reach a conclusion as to whether an assault had occurred, which was why it made no public statement at the time. And the contract was terminated because he refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Nike said:
“No single set of facts emerged that would enable us to speak substantively on the matter,” Nike said in a statement. “It would be inappropriate for Nike to make an accusatory statement without being able to provide supporting facts. Nike ended its relationship with the athlete because he refused to cooperate in a good faith investigation of credible allegations of wrongdoing by an employee.”

Neymar denies. He now has an endorsement deal with Puma.


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Miles Teller replaces Armie Hammer in 'The Godfather' Making-of Series



Today in "Whoever wins, we lose" news, Miles Teller ("Fantastic Four") replaces Armie Hammer (Jail) in the Godfather "Making of Series" "The Offer" after the latter's behavior was too much for Hollywood to ignore this past year.

“The Offer” will tell the story of Ruddy’s experience as a producer on “The Godfather” back in 1972. Paramount Plus has given the limited series a 10-episode order.


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Eva Mendes Throws It Back With Ryan Gosling

https://instagram.com/p/CPZLXWYD6-O


While Ryan Gosling is busy beating up Chris Evans, his longtime lady love Eva Mendes threw it back to their first collaboration together, a behind the scenes shot on the set of the film The Place Beyond the Pines. While Mendes doesn't post private photographs of Gosling or their children, she is always more than happy to share public images from their film. The private couple has been together for ten years.

She also shared a bit of insight into their presumably slow-moving friendship to lovers tale, responding to a friend, "you always knew. That’s all I’m gonna say ...❤️"

Eva seems ready to head back to acting, although admitting it'll have to be the right project since she's a mother of young girls. In 2020, she expressed interest in Hitch 2, set in the current app age:

"You know what? It’s time for a Hitch 2. Will, let’s do this. Hitch 2...It'd be in the world of all these dating apps. What would Hitch do? He'd be out of a job."

Why Willard Smith choses things like Bright instead of giving the streets Hitch 2, who knows.

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iHeart Radio Music Awards 2021 Live Performances

The stars came out for the iHeart Radio Music Awards 2021 and included live performances by The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Doja Cat and more!


The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - Save Your Tears


Doja Cat - Say So, Streets & Kiss Me More


Demi Lovato, H.E.R., & Brandi Carlile - Elton John Melody

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Paddington 2 Is No Longer 100%


Paddington 2's Rotten Tomato prestige is no more! The former 100% Fresh™ children's film has been knocked off its pedestal by Film Authority critic Eddie Harrison, who called the character a "sinister, malevolent imposter" in 2017.

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It was only a matter of time before someone shat in Paddington's marmalade.

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Miles Teller Allegedly Stiffs Wedding Planner, Gets Punched in Maui



Miles Teller's former wedding planner approached him in the bathroom of a restaurant. He accused the potato-faced actor of owing him money for services rendered in 2019, pre-pandemic. A scuffle ensued, and Miles ate a knuckle sandwich for dinner instead of the fine food at Monkeypod Kitchen.

Teller than threatened to press charges because he is a bootlicker and does not believe the police should be defunded and* abolished #ACAB. No one was arrested because Miles probably does owe him money, though the cops are reportedly investigating.

Thank you holyfrijoles_2 for alerting me to this important story.

*okay y'all I'm sure he supports some milquetoast idea of "reform" that does diddly-squat

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Court Dismisses Anti-Trans Assault Lawsuit Against Rosario Dawson



In October 2019, Dedrek Finley, a trans man who had known Dawson and her family for many years and worked for them doing household repairs, filed a lawsuit alleging mistreatment and discrimination, including physical assault and anti-trans insults such as deliberate misgendering.

Court filings show that the case gradually began to wither. Last fall, the court granted Finley’s voluntary request to withdraw all but two of his claims, and the lawyer representing him withdrew from the case. Finley sought to continue pursuing two claims that related to an alleged physical altercation. The court asked him to submit further evidence in order to proceed on those. 

May 21, a judge threw out those final remaining claims after Finley did not respond to repeated court requests for documentation, answers to questions, and an independent medical examination aimed at reinforcing his claims of mental and physical harm.

In a new statement from Dawson’s rep, the actress said the case fell apart because it wasn’t true. 

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600 Musicians Are Calling for Israel Boycott in Support of Palestine



https://instagram.com/p/COwRifUnaXq


The letter:

In solidarity and empathy,

As musicians, we cannot be silent. Today it is essential that we stand with Palestine.

We are calling on our peers to publicly assert their solidarity with the Palestinian people. Complicity with Israeli war crimes is found in silence, and today silence is not an option.

Silence is not an option as the brutal Israeli bombardment of besieged Gaza claimed more than 245 lives in the last weeks. Silence is not an option as residents of Sheik Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem are continuously forced out of their homes. Silence is not an option as millions of Palestinian refugees are denied their collective right of return.

The Israeli government operates a Settler-Colonial project committed to the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian population. The legacies of systemic violence, racism and dispossession shaped by colonialism must stop. We call on all governments to stop funding all resources and technologies that back the Israeli state and their war games.

Today, we speak together and demand justice, dignity and the right to self-determination for the Palestinian people and all who are fighting colonial dispossession and violence across the planet.

We call for you to join us with your name in refusing to perform at Israel's complicit cultural institutions, and by standing firm in your support of the Palestinian people and their human right to sovereignty and freedom. We believe this is crucial to one day live in a world without segregation and apartheid.

Free Palestine.


The musicians who signed the letter include Run the Jewels, Questlove, Noname, Rage Against the Machine, and Black Thought of the Roots, Bun B, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Chromeo, Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Majid Jordan, A-Trak, Cypress Hill, Digable Planets, Belly, and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. The statement is led and was organized by Nicolas Jaar and Iraqi-Canadian rapper Narcy.

Israeli police are currently arresting Palestinian children and journalists.

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The Challenge: All Stars crowns a winner!



-The final episode of The Challenge: All Stars premiered yesterday and a winner has officially been crowned.

-The finalists spent majority of the finale being paired in M/F combos, each checkpoint they would have to switch partners until everyone had been paired together, each checkpoint would result in them gaining points to help decide who would ultimately in.

-In their final part of the challenge they were let out of their combos and it was every man and woman for themselves with the final checkmark being double points.

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Spain Tries to Be Anti-Racist and Miserably Fails at It

The Spanish postal service decided to launch a series of stamps against racism. Unfortunately, it wasn't executed well, as white stamps are worth more than black stamps and leave the door open for.. Well.. "Interpretation"


A representative tried to explain that the lower value of darker stamps is intentional, and they worked on it with an anti-racism NGO (which denied the co-operation). According to the rep, one would need more black stamps then white when sending a letter and this would show them inequality. Yeah.

ONTD, what do you think? What do you do to fight racism in your daily life?

Source: https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1398260285979381762?s=19
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Nat Wolff joins Joe Exotic limited series



Nepotism child Nat Wolff is joining the cast of one of two upcoming unnecessary Joe Exotic series. This one is for Peacock. The other will star Nicholas Cage.
The 26 year old will be playing Travis Maldonado, one of Joe's husbands that he groomed.
58 year old John Cameron Mitchell is playing Joe Exotic alongside Kate McKinnon as Carol Baskin.

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Julianne Hough's niece: My aunt said Leo DiCaprio was 'not good in bed'




Julianne Hough's niece is spilling the tea.

She claims her aunt once told her she had sex with Leonardo DiCaprio and that the model-dater was not good in bed.

The niece made the revelation on TikTok in response to a video challenge that called for relatives of famous celebs to speak up.

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