June 7th, 2021

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25 "Classic" Books That Shouldn't Be Considered Classic At All

This list is from buzzfeed just so you gals know..

5 out of 25.

1. The Cather in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
"The book is so outdated, it doesn't feel relatable anymore. I had to read it in my junior year of high school and hated every minute of it. It hasn't aged well and half of the stuff Holden does doesn't work anymore in the modern world. It's also so boring."

7. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
"Moby Dick is the worsttttt. It drags on forever and half of it reads like a whaling textbook. Weird af."

11. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
"A heartwarming tale of the trials of a woman that is ultimately raped, left pregnant, and forced to face the judgment of the people closest to her. Of course, her cousin/baby daddy thrives."

18.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
"I get that a lot of people like that book and her as an author, but I DESPISED every second of that unit in my college lit class. I think I made it to Chapter 2 before I gave up and crapped my way through the rest of the unit. From what I can recall from my college lectures and discussions (though it was probably five years ago), it was just 'Oh look, I can marry this guy. Oh wow, there is another guy. Oh look it’s time for an elaborate ball! And look there is another cute guy in the corner!' I just did not find it appealing or interesting in any way shape or form."

25. Anything written by Charles Dickens
"I would say that any novel by Charles Dickens, such as Great Expectations or A Tale of Two Cities, should go. He is indulgent in his description, and yet it’s all incredibly dull — I understand he wrote his books as 'episodes' for magazines, but my lord, please stop taking 20 pages to describe a chair. Not to mention with the way he spells out metaphors, it’s obvious he doesn’t actually expect the reader to understand without his help.

The Muppet Christmas Carol is a masterpiece, however."


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Unlike Dogecoin, Jeff Bezos is Going to Space in July



Alive Girl Stan Jeff Bezos is going to space in July. He will be upon the New Shepard, and will take to the stars on July 20th, 2 weeks after he leaves Amazon (and their fake Twitter employee accounts) as CEO.

My favorite part of the article is "It wil touch a point 60 miles above earth, of which Bezos is currently the world's richest man."

There is a live online auction for a random citizen to go with him, with the current highest being 2.8$m, with the winning amount being donated to the STEM charity Club For the Future.

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#LeaveHimThere
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BTS' Butter Spends Second Week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

BTS's Butter spreads itself for a second week at No. 1 as Olivia Rodrigo's good 4 u holds down the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

Sales for Butter in its second week reflect availability for its original and instrumental versions released May 21, and a "Hotter" remix released May 28, all discounted to 69 cents in both frames.

Those versions, plus "Cooler" and "Sweeter" remixes released June 4, also priced at 69 cents, will impact the song on next week's Hot 100, dated June 19 and reflecting sales in the June 4-10 tracking week.


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Loki Will Have ‘More Impact On The MCU Than Any Show So Far' says Feige + First Reactions



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Source: https://twitter.com/empiremagazine/status/1401887178259681290

Ellie Kemper addresses involvement in white supremacist debutante ball

https://instagram.com/p/CP02q0Nt3-8

Follow up to this post.

Hi guys - when I was 19 years old, I decided to participate in a debutante ball in my hometown. The century-old organization that hosted the debutante ball had an unquestionably racist, sexist, and elitist past. I was not aware of this history at the time, but it is no excuse. I was old enough to have educated myself before getting involved.

I unequivocally deplore, denounce, and reject white supremacy. At the same time, I acknowledge that because of my race and my privilege, I am the beneficiary of a system that has dispensed unequal justice and unequal rewards.

There is a very natural temptation when you become the subject of internet criticism, to tell yourself that your detractors are getting it all wrong. But at some point last week, I realized that a lot of the forces behind the criticism are forces that I've spent my life supporting and agreeing with.

I believe strongly in the values of kindness, integrity, and inclusiveness. I try to live my life in accordance with these values. If my experience is an indication that organizations and institutions with pasts that fall short of these beliefs should be held to account, then I have to see this experience in a positive light.

I want to apologize to the people I've disappointed, and I promise that moving foward I will listen, continue to educate myself, and use my privilege in support of the better society I think we're capable of becoming. Thanks for reading this.


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EXO is back with special album ‘DON'T FIGHT THE FEELING’

Today, after more than 1,5 years, EXO makes their comeback with special album ‘DON'T FIGHT THE FEELING’ along with a music video for the track of the same name. The special album contains 5 new songs in total. Involved in this comeback are Xiumin, Lay, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai and Sehun. This is Lay's first comeback with EXO since 'Tempo'. Baekhyun and Chanyeol were able to participate in this album because it was recorded before they started their enlistment.



[Click here to listen to the rest of the album]



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Poll #2111382 What is your favourite track on the album?

What is your favourite track on the album?

Don't Fight The Feeling
7(13.2%)
Paradise
10(18.9%)
No Matter
12(22.6%)
Runaway
19(35.8%)
Just as Usual
5(9.4%)
happy xmas jarv

F9 to Screen at Cannes; Vin Diesel to Win Palme d'Or???



It's running out of competition, but I just want a poster with "Cannes Film Festival selection" surrounded by laurel leaves.



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Shadow and Bone has been renewed for a second season! 🦌

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Love the cast so much! Are you excited, ONTD?

Kelly Clarkson honors our ears and souls with Garth Brooks tribute

The voice of our generation and reigning Queen of Daytime TV paid tribute to good friend Garth Brooks at the Kennedy Center Honors last night, with a stunningly beautiful rendition of “The Dance”. Brooks holds back tears realizing he can never sing this song again.

Clarkson proves yet again she can sing any song better than the original, and continues to selflessly deny the world a cover album to spare other artists’ feelings.

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Lorde comeback single "Solar Power" confirmed!



Lorde said sun's out BUM OUT! She's updated her official website to confirm a comeback single titled "Solar Power". The site simply reads: "ARRIVING IN 2021 … PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE"

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Celebrity NDAs: Guess the Celebrities!



Buzzfeed has put up an article on celebrity NDAs and gave some examples of specific celebrities who practice the art of non-disclosure. So let's guess the celebrities!

1. Los Angeles A-list heartthrob, tan with blue eyes, has superhero and art posters in his home, did pot and coke with guests, modern/airy bedroom, nice and excellent in bed

2. A-list pop star who brought his PR person to hand out NDAs at clubs to men he wanted to sleep with

3. actor who used these agreements in his pursuit of teenage boys

4. NFL player who requires all his girlfriends to sign them

5. very attractive, rich and famous soccer player who had an intimidating guy in a suit presenting the NDA who took advantage of the woman not speaking good English

6. musician whose band played SXSW in 2017 and made the woman wear 1950s-style rockabilly clothing in his presence and participate in sex parties. Got mean when the woman refused to sign.

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Marvel to kill off Doctor Strange in September


Marvel decided they need a big boost to Doctor Strange before his second film comes out and decided a 'death of' story is a perfect opportunity for new readers.

The 5-issue "Death of Doctor Strange" with the team of Jed MacKay and Lee Garbett begins in September and has the following synopsis:

Strange was the only hero standing in the way of powerful new villains eager to claim Earth as their own. When he unexpectedly dies, who is left to protect Earth and keep the mystical evils at bay? And most importantly…who killed Stephen Strange? If he couldn’t stop them, who can? This rousing journey will dive into the mythos behind Doctor Strange, showcasing his unique—and vital—position amongst Marvel’s heroes and ultimately transform the future.


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RUMOR: Tenoch Huerta is rumored to play Namor in Black Panther sequel


  • Source is Illuminerdi, so take it with a grain of salt.

  • In November, it was confirmed that he was cast in an unspecified role, with many speculating he'd be playing Namor.

  • It's also being rumored that Atlantis may be based on Maya civilization, based on the casting of background Atlantean characters.

  • It's an absolute warzone on Twitter right now, if you're wondering how people are taking it.

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Who's your favorite nonwhite Atlantean, ONTD? with added source, mods!
Olivia

Liam Payne breaks off engagement, comes to collect that check !



Liam Payne announced that he's broken off his 10 month engagement to his teen bride Maya Henry, said he blames himself for hurting people. Also adds that he is one month sober from drinking.

In other news, he's also here to collect that sweet industry check from everyone's new favorite IT girl, Olivia Rodriguez ! Can't stop playing her.




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Mods can we get tag for Olivia Rodriguez ? Thanks <3
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Eurovision winners Maneskin enter the UK top40 charts



The rock winners of this year's Eurovision are now in the UK top40, with not one but two songs.

Their winning song Zitti E Buoni arrives at no25 while another track titled I Wanna Be Your Slave is one place higher at no24.

Zitti E Buoni is the first song in Italian to get into the UK Top 40 in 29 years. The last song to do that featured legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.



Source: https://twitter.com/bbchealth/status/1400724999745552388?s=20
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We have decided to un-stan! Angelina shows support to Gen Z by wearing wide leg pants



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Source: https://twitter.com/Toastiewiththe/status/1401996859003092995?s=20

ONTD, are you into wide leg pants?
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‘The Good Doctor’ Star Antonia Thomas Leaving ABC Drama After 4 Seasons



Antonia Thomas is departing ABC drama after four seasons.
She spoke about her decision to leave the series before the end of her contract.

The size of U.S. broadcast orders was a factor : the British system where they play a role, they film it for a couple of months because seasons are only six episodes long, and then they can do something else.

She is looking to “explore different creative opportunities.” Having versatility and creativity has been something that’s been really, really important to her. She is ready to try something new.

She also indicated that she would love to reprise her role as a guest star in the future.

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Florence

29 Celebrities Who Married "Regular" People And How They Met


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(most of these still work somewhat in the entertainment industry, but w/e buzzfeed)

5/29 Celebrities Who Married "Regular" People:

- Jon Stewart's wife Tracey is a veterinary technician and they met on a blind date set up by friends

- Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Hurley are high school sweetheart

- Matt Damon met his wife at a bar where she was bartending

- Ken Jeong met his wife Tran at a mixer for single doctors.

- Aaron Paul met his little bird Lauren Parsekian at Coachella
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Rob Zombie confirms he’s directing ‘The Munsters’



Rob Zombie confirmed that he is directing ‘The Munsters’ for his next film.

Although not confirmed Sheri Moon Zombie and Jeff Daniel Phillips are believed to be playing Lily and Herman Munster based on initial reports.

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The Bachelorette- Premiere Night!



We're back with the first Bachelorette season of the year- this one is starring Katie Thurston (30). Katie finished in 11th place on Matt James' season, but was a fan favorite.

Chris Harrison will not be on this season and nothing of value was lost, Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will be co-hosting.

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17 (5) Of The Worst Ways Celebrities Dumped Other Celebrities


2. Pete Davidson broke up with Cazzie David via text, and she found out he was dating Ariana Grande the next day via Instagram.

3. While Laura Dern was away from home shooting a movie, her fiancé Billy Bob Thornton ghosted her and married Angelina Jolie behind her back.

4. Zayn Malik allegedly ended his two-year engagement to Perrie Edwards with a text while she was touring in the US, leaving her homeless.

7. Calvin Harris broke up with Rita Ora by tweeting, "To address speculation, myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman, and I wish her all the best."

8. Russell Brand ended his 14-month marriage by texting Katy Perry that he was divorcing her.


For the full list and more details on each messy break up, visit the source.

ONTD, have you ever been dumped or dumped someone in a messy way?


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Harrison Ford on the set of Indiana Jones 5



So, I just found out they’re making an Indiana Jones 5. I went to IMDb for plot and it says still unknown. Im gonna be honest, I would have rather another The Mummy (with Brendan Fraser) or National Treasure.


ONTD, what’s your favorite Indiana Jones film?

Source: https://twitter.com/IndianaJones_ch/status/1401984794259566594?s=20
olivia

Alfred Hitchcock-Inspired Video Game Coming Later This Year









On Saturday, French video game publisher Microids announced that Pendulo Studios (Blacksad: Under the Skin) is developing a psychological thriller game titled Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo. It is slated for release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC by the end of the year.

Despite what the name implies, Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo is not a direct adaptation of Hitchcock's 1958 film. Microids released the following synopsis: "Writer Ed Miller came out unscathed from his car crash down into Brody Canyon, California. Even though no one was found inside the car wreckage, Ed insists that he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by this event, he begins to suffer from severe vertigo. As he starts therapy, he will try to uncover what really happened on that tragic day."

Josué Monchan, narrative designer for Pendulo Studios, acknowledged in a statement that Vertigo was "a major inspiration source, whether it’s about the game’s themes, its narration, or even the visual techniques we used that clearly mirror Hitchcock’s recurrent cinematographic techniques. Vertigo is not our only frame of reference. For instance, the fact that therapy is at the core of the narrative echoes Spellbound, and some of the characters resemble protagonists from Rebecca, Psycho, and many more."

There's also a teaser:



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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm (weird commas in that tweet too)

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N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy Acquired by Sony's TriStar, Jemisin Herself to Adapt the Books



N.K. Jemisin's The Broken Earth trilogy is being adapted by Sony's TriStar Pictures, with the author herself adapting the books to screen. This comes only three months after the news that Jemisin's The Inheritance trilogy is being adapted for television.

The Broken Earth trilogy is the first series to have every book win the Hugo Award for Best Novel, with Jemisin becoming the first person to win the award three years in a row - yes, this is deserved; yes, the series is THAT GOOD. A description of book one is below:

This is the way the world ends…for the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

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please be good please be good please be good

I don't think the description of the first book can do it justice, but it's fantastic and unlike anything I'd ever read before.