July 13th, 2021

ONTD Crime Report - A Celebrity Legal Issues Roundup

CELEBRITY CRIMINALS:

Drake Bell Gets Probation and Community Service



In a follow up to this post, former Nickelodeon actor, Drake Bell, has received 2 years of probation and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to one count of attempted endangering children, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a first-degree misdemeanor.

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Video Shows Mel Gibson Saluting Donald Trump at UFC 264



Mel Gibson is currently trending on twitter after video emerged of him saluting Donald Trump at UFC 264 over the weekend.

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Christina Aguilera mentions new Latin album in interview about... SweeTARTS?


Christina Aguilera gave an interview to People to announce her new collaboration with SweeTARTS, but more importantly she dished about the long-gestating followup to her 2000 Spanish-language album, Mi Reflejo.

"This is a coming-full-circle moment for me," the "Candyman" singer, 40, said. "I actually am reinspired by music all over again, making this album.

"When I listened to my first Spanish record, I love it and I'm thankful for it. I won a Latin Grammy with it, but I listen to the record 20 years later and I'm like, 'Oh, cute, that was baby Christina!' [...] I'm singing with deeper passion and love and respect and experience than I ever have before."

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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week


While We Were Dating

Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he’s trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, however, it’s hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she’s also down to earth and considerate, and he can’t help flirting a little…

Anna Gardiner is on a mission: to make herself a household name, and this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she’s booked her next movie. However, she didn’t expect Ben Stephens to be her biggest distraction. She knows mixing business with pleasure never works out, but why not indulge in a harmless flirtation?

But their light-hearted banter takes a turn for the serious when Ben helps Anna in a family emergency, and they reveal truths about themselves to each other, truths they’ve barely shared with those closest to them.


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ONTD Original: From soap stars to pop or flop stars... Part 1

Post inspired by this comment.

In this post we will take a look at actors from Neighbours and Home & Away who tried their hand at a music career. Some very successful, others not so much and a few with a some bangers but seems they really just didn't care enough to continue expressing themselves through music.


THE ONES WHO PULLED IT OFF


1. The original... QUEEN — KYLIE

Kylie Minogue appeared on Neighbours as Charlene Mitchell from 1986 — 1988.

Her character brought the shows highest ratings ever when 2 million Australians tuned in to see her character get married, 19.6 million tuned in when the episode aired in the UK.

Even before Neighbours, Kylie was recording demos and submitting to talent shows but no one was interested until she became a star thanks to her performance on Neighbours.

Locomotion a cover of "The Loco-Motion" recorded by Little Eva in 1962 and also Grand Funk Railroad in 1974 was Kylie's debut single released in 1987.

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Megan Fox talks taking ayahuasca with Machine Gun Kelly



Megan Fox talked about her experience trying the drug ayahuasca with her boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday. She shared that they took the drug "in a proper setting with indigenous people" in Costa Rica. It sounds like the experience didn't quite meet her "five-star" expectations as "you really are in the middle of the jungle, and you don't get to eat after 1 p.m. You have to walk a very far distance to get your water and you can't shower because they're in a drought." She says despite the difficulties of not showering and vomiting in front of a bunch of strangers, it was a good bonding experience and super intense.

"Everybody's journey is different, but on the second night, I went to Hell for eternity," Fox recalled. "Just knowing it's eternity is torture in itself, because there's no beginning, middle or end. So you have a real ego death."

"It just goes straight into your soul and it takes you to the psychological prison that you hold yourself in," she explained. "So it's your own version of hell, and I was definitely there."

She also said it helped her open up in a way that traditional therapy never has.

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would you try ayahuasca ONTD? have you ever taken hallucinogens or do you just say no to drugs?
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'Legally Blonde' almost ended with a romance between Elle Woods and Vivian Kensington



- According to actress Jessica Cauffiel (Margot), one of the first endings shown to test audiences, Elle formed a potential romance with Warner's ex-fiancée Vivian Kensington, in which they were shown "in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands".

- Alanna Ubach (who played Serena) recalled the same ending, but the screenwriters told that they never wrote the scene. whatisthetruth.gif

- Other possible ending included Ellen kissing Emmett Richmond (Luke Wilson).

- Feedback from test audiences, however, showed that the public didn't want a romantic ending:

"We screened the movie two or three times, and every time people didn't want to end it with a kiss. They thought it wasn't a story about [Elle] getting a boyfriend, which was really cool to have people say that." (screenwriter Kirsten Smith)

Legally Blonde turns 20 today.


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ONTD Original - The Best of 'Kellyoke' Part 1: Kelly Sings the 60's

In celebration of Kelly Clarkson's new daytime talkshow success, and her defeat of Evil Degenerate starting in 2022, it's time to take a deep dive into all of her best "Kellyoke" covers starting with the 1960's! Let's go.

"A Fool In Love" - Tina Turner (1960)


Starting with none other than the great Tinta Turnter's debut single, Kelly puts her own soul into "A Fool In Love" and sets the stage on fire. The single peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot R&B Sides, and peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. The record became Tina's first million-seller. Women supporting women! We love to see it.

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Well, there you have it! Who knew such talent could have time traveling powers too? What did you think of Kelly's covers, ONTD? Better or worse than the originals? Stay tuned for Part 2 where we travel through the rockin' 1970's with none other than the fabulously talented Kelly Clarkson at the wheel. Bye!

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Trailer for ‘Turning Red’



Growing up is a beast. Check out the new trailer for the upcoming all-new original feature film “Turning Red” from Pixar Animation Studios’ director Domee Shi, who won an Oscar® for her 2018 short film, “Bao.” Young actress Rosalie Chiang lends her voice to Mei Lee, a 13-year-old who suddenly “poofs” into a giant red panda when she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS). Sandra Oh voices Mei Lee’s protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, who is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager.

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Kraft Collaborates With Van Leeuwen For Mac N Cheese Ice Cream



Just in time for National Mac & Cheese Day...

On Tuesday, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese announced a partnership with Brooklyn-based ice cream parlor Van Leeuwen to release a limited-edition pint of mac & cheese-flavored ice cream.

“We know that there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than ice cream. That is why we wanted to combine two of the most iconic comfort foods to create an ice cream with the unforgettable flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese we all grew up with,” Emily Violett, Sr. Associate Brand Manager for Kraft said in a release. “As big fans of Van Leeuwen, we knew they'd be the perfect partner to create this ice cream with us.”

You can try and score a pint on July 14 at 11am on the company's website (one pint will cost you $12). The limited-edition flavor will also be available at all Van Leeuwen stores across the country (NYC, LA & Houston) on the same date. If you’re in New York City, you can try the ice cream for free on July 14 while supplies last at an ice cream truck stationed in Union Square from 11AM to 6PM.

ONTD, would you try it?



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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is Super Smash Bros but with Nickelodeon Characters


They're whipping out a lot of old characters for this - You want to play as Oblina from AHH REAL MONSTERS or Nigel from THE WILD THORNBERRYS? Go at it! And of course, of course, you can play as Spongebob Squarepants, Invader Zim, Danny Phantom, and FUCKING REPTAR amazing.

Available for all major consoles  this fall.

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ONTD, who we maining???? Which nick icons do you want to see?
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Tom Holland Slams Racist "Assholes" Abusing England Players


  • Tom Holland took to Instagram to share his support for Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after England lost to Italy in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday night (July 11).

  • He hit out against the racist “assholes” sending abuse to the three England players following the team’s loss at the Euros final. England lost to Italy in penalties, with Italy winning 3-2.

  • Statement:

  • "The people abusing any England players are the only people who have let anyone down. Their behaviour - the people who beat up the Italian fan and the assholes hurling racist abuse is despicable. You are not my countrymen. These players deserve nothing but respect. They’ve given us so much in such a difficult time and they should be held up like kings not kicked while they are down. To Saka, Rashford and Sancho, you had the bravery to step up. You guys are three lions and all decent Englishmen are proud of you and the whole team and staff and we will support you again come the World Cup. #fuckracism"

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*mods I am sorry if you received many versions of this ONTD was not kind to me this morning

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Inside Taylor Hill’s Rustic Nashville Retreat




Take a peek inside Victoria's Secret model Taylor Hill's Nashville log cabin via Architectural Digest.

"Taylor settled into a stunning log cabin built in 1936 by Hart Freeland Roberts, the architecture firm responsible for renovating iconic local buildings like the Ryman Auditorium and the Parthenon. The four-bedroom home sits back from the street on a lush, tree-filled 1.29-acre corner lot with thick bamboo groves and a shaded pool - a verdant oasis in one of the country’s quickest growing cities."


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ONTD, do you want to live a bougie cottagecore life?
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First trailer released for Justin Chon's 'Blue Bayou'


An official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

Only in theaters September 17.


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Mathew Rosengart Agrees to Represent Britney Spears as Her Attorney to End Conservatorship

A huge win for Britney Spears as her lawyer of choice, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart has agreed to represent the pop star in court.

Rosengart is set to appear remotely during a court hearing tomorrow asking the judge to appoint him as her lawyer requested by Britney herself earlier this month.

This comes after Spears' former court appointed lawyer Samuel Ingham from the start of her conservatorship requested to step down, he will serve until the court appoints a new counsel tomorrow.

After leaving the Justice Department, Rosengart worked as a white-collar defense attorney and civil litigator. In recent years, he has represented several high profile Hollywood personalities, including Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg and Kenneth Lonergan.



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2 become 1: Emma Bunton marries longtime partner Jade Jones



Baby Spice marries Ex Boyband beau Jade Jones in secret ceremony after 20 year romance. Baby explained why they hadn’t married early on, saying, “He's my soulmate, my confidant, it's something I think we'd both like to do, but we're just so unorganized.” After 2 kids and 20 years later Emma Bunton marries longtime partner Jade Jones. Tonight is the night when 2 become 1

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6 (3) Sexy British Men That Will Age Like E.T. On His Deathbed




“British men can be sexy for a certain part of their adult lives, but as we’ve seen with several heartthrobs throughout modern history, they can also age like milk sitting in the sun,” writes the source. “Here are six sexy [LensCrafters appointment and citation needed] white British men who will undoubtedly age like E.T., gray and sickly, laying on his deathbed.”

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Olivia Rodrigo will visit the White House to promote vaccines



2021's biggest teen star, Olivia Rodrigo, will visit the White House to meet with President Biden and Dr. Fauci. The Disney star will also film videos to promote vaccinations among "young people".

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Pose's MJ Rodriguez Makes Emmy History



Pose star Mj Rodriguez received an Emmy nomination on Tuesday for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, making her the first trans woman in history to be recognized in a lead acting category.

Rodriguez was recently tapped to star opposite Maya Rudolph in a a forthcoming, still-untitled comedy series for Apple TV+.

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Stormy has her own office, working on soon to be released brand



As it is to be expected coming from a family of high achievers, ranging from leaked home video stars, lawyers and socks designers, the member of the youngest generation of the clan has her own office at the Kylie Cosmetics headquarters and is working on her own brand, to launch imminently, as revealed by her mother, Kylie Jenner.

"She has her own office where she works. She's actually launching a little secret brand soon," Kylie said.

She continued, "I think you're a product of who you surround yourself with, she has such strong women in her life, but she has a lot of strong women to look up to." The office, appropriate for a high executive in the making, is decorated in different shades of pink.

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Basic Nation, Rise Up: Panera has Broccoli-Cheddar Soup Swimwear

Walk around with soup on your chest and have fun as you swim in broccoli-cheddar.

There's also a bread bowl pool float* if you really want to get your broccoli cheddar cosplay down.

*not actual bread.

You can buy it as swimsoup.com to represent a brand that smells like vomit in every restaraunt.

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Would you wear soup? Do you wonder why they never brought back the watermelon feta salad like I do?

Poll #2112049 Would you wear soup?

I'm not asking a third time

Yes
19(27.5%)
No
32(46.4%)
I'd wear salad
5(7.2%)
I'd wear sandwhich
13(18.8%)
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Celebs React to Emmy Noms


Emmy nominations were announced earlier today, and many were surprised by Don Cheadle's guest actor nomination for his role in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Cheadle addressed the nomination with a sense of humor, thanking his well-wishers, apologizing to the haters, and admitting he wasn't sure why he was nominated, either. But he was not the only celeb nominated for an Emmy today - check out more reactions under the cut.

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It's kind of surprising how many nominees straight up do not have social media! Not that I blame them.

ONTD Original: From soap stars to pop or flop stars... Part 2

Follow up to this post — ONTD Original: From soap stars to pop or flop stars... Part 1


THE ONES WHO TRIED IT THEN BAILED

1. Holly Valance

Holly appeared as Felicity Scully in Neighbours from 1999 — 2002.

She left Neighbours to start her music career and in April of 2002 released the absolute banger Kiss Kiss, an English language cover version of Turkish singer, Tarkan's "Şımarık". It debuted at number 1 on both the Australian and UK singles charts and charted in the top 10 in seventeen countries.

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New The Green Knight Clip And Movie Tie-In Edition Novel




The clip may be somewhat spoiler-y? So I put it under the cut along with Edgar Wright's non-spoiler opinion on his viewing of the film.

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Less than three weeks! 🔥🔥🔥

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ATLUS is Teasing 25th Anniversary Celebration of PERSONA series

September 20 of 2021 would mark 25th anniversary since the first installment of Persona series, Megami Ibunroku Persona, also known as Revelations: Persona in the west, was released on Playstation 1. Atlus has annouced that it's currently preparing to celebrate PERSONA 25th Anniversary YEAR, starting from this September until Autumn of 2022, by helding several events, collaborations, commemoration goods, and more.



Currently the visual above, a special website, and links to preorder goods (such as acrylic stands, plushies, school logo pins) are the only ones accessible right now. More news and details is TBA.

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THEY DIDN'T IGNORE P2EP AND P3P THIS TIME!!!!!! ONTD, are you ready for the possibility of P6? What is your fave title(s) amongst 1 to 5? I like 4 the most, but 3 will always have a special place in my heart!
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A Fresh-Faced Jeff Probst Announces Season 41 of Survivor as Survivor 2.0



A man who claims to be Jeff Probst posted a preview of the MUCH anticipated season 41 of CBS's Survivor. Survivor has undergone a complete revamp after more than a year off. They've created Survivor 2.0 or "Dawn of a New Era" (which is this season's subtitle), a BRAND NEW GAME*. Survivor 41 is "like the monster in a horror movie, and if you're a player it's coming for you. So either you devour the monster or the monster will devour you."

Season 41, drop the 40 and keep the 1, will premiere Wednesday September 22nd in a TWO HOUR PREMIERE.

*No word if this brand new game consists of 16 year old contestants like Jeff had announced prior to COVID shut-downs.

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ONTD, how much Survivor did you watch during 2020?
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Millie Bobby Brown's reps react to grooming allegations by Tik Tok creep



Representatives for Millie Bobby Brown are addressing the grooming allegations by predatory influencer Hunter Echo, 20, who went on Instagram Live last night to give sexually explicit details on how he groomed the famous teenager. (The duo allegedly began dating when Brown was only 15. Her parents also allowed him to live with Millie for 8 months)

In a statement to The Daily Beast, the reps state they're taking action:

“Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media are not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful. Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all.”

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73rd Emmy Nominations



Outstanding Drama Series
“The Boys” (Amazon Prime Video)
“Bridgerton” (Netflix)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
“The Mandalorian” (Disney+)
“Pose” (FX)
“This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Cobra Kai” (Netflix)
“Emily in Paris” (Netflix)
“Hacks” (HBO Max)
“The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“Pen15” (Hulu)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
“I May Destroy You” (HBO)
“Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
“The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime Video)
“WandaVision” (Disney+)



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Allegedly: Grown up TikTok star admits to grooming 16 year old Millie Bobby Brown


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Allegedly TikToker Hunter Echo (20) dated Millie Bobby Brown when she was 16

Allegedly in an IG live he detailed in very explicit details about their intimate relationship and how he lived with her and her family for 8 months

Allegedly he flat out says that he groomed her

they are no longer together and Millie's new bf is her age 19

edit: please be aware that the videos of his live that are all over twitter are graphic
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Amazon Shelves Nicolas Cage Tiger King Project



Amazon has decided not to move ahead with their Tiger King series starring Nicolas Cage. According to Cage: “[Amazon] felt at one point that it was lightning in a bottle, but that point has since faded into the distance and it’s no longer relevant.” (OP note: yeah, no shit)

Peacock's Tiger King show, which stars John Cameron Mitchell and Kate McKinnon, is currently filming.

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Unvaccinated Family Members Are Unwelcome At Gayle King's Thanksgiving



King talked about her frustrations with unvaccinated family members while conducting an interview with Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “Dr. Fauci, I don't know how many more times you can say to people, 'Listen, it will save your life,'” King said during an exchange about the urgent push to get more Americans vaccinated—amid the rise of the delta variant and recent uptick in hospitalizations and deaths among unvaccinated people.

King revealed that she is laying down the law with family members who will not get vaccinated, and plans to forbid them from joining her for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. “I have this problem with some members of my own family, which I'm now going to ban for Thanksgiving vacation,” King said. "That's how strongly I'm taking what you're saying."


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Are you banning unvaccinated members of your family from holidays, ONTD?
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Cannes Film Festival - Red Carpet Fashion Day 7


Isabeli Fontana - Custom Rami Kadi

Who Was your Best Dressed?

Isabeli Fontana
18(13.3%)
Huang Miyi
30(22.2%)
Melita Toscan
10(7.4%)
Denise Tantucci
8(5.9%)
Noemie Merlant
1(0.7%)
Nieves Alvarez
4(3.0%)
Mahlagha Jaberi
26(19.3%)
Maeva Coucke
17(12.6%)
Lou Doillon
13(9.6%)
Farnoush Hamidian
8(5.9%)



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Jennifer Carpenter and John Lithgow returning to Dexter revival


Jennifer Carpenter and John Lithgow are set to return to Dexter for its 10-episode revival.

Thankfully, both will be returning in flashbacks, as the show has no plans of rewriting the series and returning both characters to life. Lithgow was killed off after his season-long stint in Season 4 and Carpenter met her death in the highly reviled series finale.

Original showrunner Clyde Phillips is returning after he left post-Season 4 before the show went to complete shit. The show picks up 10 years after the original ended, with Dexter living under a different name in update New York. It's considered a close-ended revival.

No premiere date has been announced but is expected sometime this fall.

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Cardi B Bought Her 3-Year-Old a $150,000 Diamond Necklace

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Happy 3rd birthday to Kulture, the adorable bb of Cardi B and her fuckboy Offset. They threw her an extravagant luxury party complete with horse-drawn carriages, four Disney princesses, a ballroom with a castle, and, um, a $150,000 diamond-encrusted choker made by renowned designer Eliante.

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How do you feel about giving a $150k necklace to a toddler?

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2(0.6%)
Be Careful (with those diamonds)
8(2.6%)
Eat the rich (not bb Kulture, obvi)
136(44.0%)
This whole thing is stupid
139(45.0%)
Get money, Kulture!
24(7.8%)


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ONTD alumna @chescaleigh wrote this week's episode of iCarly



ONTD alumna Franchesca Ramsey aka @chescaleigh wrote episode 7 of iCarly titled "iNeed Space" which will be dropping on Paramount+ this Thursday. The logline of the episode reads:

Carly and Harper’s search for a better workspace leads them to a private women’s club where the leader is charismatic and demanding. Freddie enrolls Millicent in the Sunshine Girls, but she instead mobilizes the kids into workers for her cupcake empire.

Franchesca is also the co-producer of the show.

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have you been watching the iCarly revival, ONTD? thoughts?
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Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Re-Team For New Show + Possible FOTC Reunion?


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- The What We Do In The Shadows pair have started working on a new series together, per Jemaine: "Taika and I are working on a new series right now which we just started writing. I can't tell you much about it yet, but what's fun about it and what makes it exciting for me is it's something I always wanted to do which is long-form episodes in a sitcom. It's an action-adventure comedy. It'll be different from what I've usually done. I've made three sitcoms now, and I hope this one is still funny but more of an adventure series."
- Have considered making more entries into the WWDITS universe (along with Wellington Paranormal) but not sure if anything will ever come to fruition; unsure if Wellington Paranormal will return for a fifth season
- Jemaine enjoys working with someone as opposed to being the sole person telling others what to do, such as with WWDITS season two
- Finds it odd that he discovered success in America first, which has now let him make New Zealand comedy: "I always thought we'd be doing things here [in New Zealand], and now I'm doing that, but I had to go to Hollywood first because it's harder to do here, in a way. When we were making Conchords, they weren't making very many New Zealand comedy shows then. They'd sort of given up on it. We had a much easier time in America than in New Zealand. After doing Conchords and because the Shadows movie did well, we got to make [Wellington Paranormal]."
- Likes seeing more NZ representation on a global scale, such as a robot with a NZ accent in The Mandalorian (played by Taika, of course): "My son didn't know why I was laughing but I told him that at one point, we wouldn't have had that: a robot that talks like us."



Jemaine also talks about the possibility of a Flight of the Conchords reunion with Bret McKenzie:


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- Jemaine isn't sure if Bret would be up for a one-off special: "I emailed Bret twice in the last week, and he hasn't replied to either of those. So I don't know. I'm sure I'll get an answer, but it'll take some days. The first one I sent a few days ago, and he'll maybe reply to that one in a week. The second one I may get a reply in like a month saying, 'I just saw this!'"
- He thinks the fictionalized versions of themselves would have spent the pandemic trying to collaborate via Zoom: "I think they would have been trying to jam over Zoom and being frustrated with the time lag. But they'd keep going! They'd be working all day trying to figure out who should start first and playing slightly earlier, so when I come in we would be on time. And Murray [Rhys Darby] would be a little box in the Zoom."
- Flight of the Conchords is a difficult show to make because you have both the show and music aspects of it: "Even though I was making two TV shows — What We Do in the Shadows and Wellington Paranormal — making Flight of the Conchords was harder because we were making music for it at the same time. I was telling Bret how making two shows is still not as hard as making a musical show."




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Instagram filter is causing an uproar due to swastika



An Instagram filter has been causing controversy lately. “Old School,” which gives the appearance that the user’s skin is covered in tattoos, including a swastika.

Influencer and loungewear founder of soft wear, Sabrina Zohar, with more than 17,000 followers on Instagram, denounced the filter over the symbol related to Nazism. But a spokesperson for Facebook, said the filter “does not violate our policies”. The company said it recognizes that the imagery “can be used in cultural context that predates Nazism” and does not plan on removing the filter.

Anastasia Truita Tkachenko, Russian creator of the filter, said the symbol is a Slavic symbol and “symbolizes good, the sun and life.” The symbol tilts its bent arms in a different direction — counter-clockwise — than the Nazi swastika.

It is a symbol of divinity and spirituality in religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and many countries in Eurasia. In the Western world, it was a symbol of auspiciousness until the 1930s when it became part of Nazi symbolism.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit" cover by Malia J. goes viral after Black Widow feature





After featuring in the opening credits of Marvels highly anticipated "Black Widow," starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and more, the hit cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Malia J. has gone viral over TikTok and recently reached #1 on the US iTunes Alternative Sales Chart. The cover is slow, emotional, haunting - and so, soooo good!

Black Widow is poised to be the highest grossing film of the summer.

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It just hits different, tbh.
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Tei Shi Sends a Cease & Desist to Her Former Label, Removing Her Album "La Linda" From Streaming



Colombian-Canadian artist Tei Shi has been forced to send a cease and desist to her former label, Downtown Records, as they've yet to pay her the back-end of her advance payment and have stopped responding to her. The second half of her advance was due upon the label's receipt of her masters, two years ago. As a result of the cease and desist, her second album, La Linda, has now been removed from streaming, which still has not resulted in any contact from Downtown Records.

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I can't imagine how maddening and disheartening this must be. I encourage everyone to stream her other works, not only to support her but because she's great.
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Paris Hilton lands cooking reality show



40-year-old heiress Paris Hilton has landed her own cooking show on Netflix, that is set to premiere August 4th with 6 half-hour episodes.

In the series, Hilton will invite her celebrity friends into her kitchen, as she navigates new ingredients, new recipes and exotic kitchen appliances.

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