July 20th, 2021

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Aaliyah's Uncle Is Not Upset Normani Allegedly Sampled His Nieces Song

While Normani herself has credited Aaliyah as an influence on her new single Wild Side, her team claims her hit song One in a Million is not directly sampled.

After claims that her uncle and former manager Barry Hankerson was not feeling it he has now come out in support of Normani and the song kind of.


Before you read any further remember this is the same person who owns all of Aaliyah's masters and is the reason why 90% of her discography is not available online for fans to stream or buy.

He says that his niece "always encouraged young women pursuing their musical and entertainment careers, to achieve their dreams. I believe that Aaliyah would be very supportive of a young Black woman that chose to emulate her music and style."

Even though he is not pleased with how her team handled the alleged sampling he says, "I will not stand in the way of something that brings to light the incredible staying power of Aaliyah."

"So in that light, wishing Normani well with the song and overall career. God bless. I think Aaliyah would be pleased."

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ONTD Investigates: The Face Of Elon Musk

Lest I be considered sexist, I offer up to you a companion piece to last week's investigation into the face of Grimes. And I must say, I suffered for you, ONTD! I spent hours staring into the abyss, the abysmal amphibian like face of the capitalist Pickle Rick stan himself, Elon Musk and I did not like what I saw. Who would?! Grimes, I guess! But now I hope to help you answer the question: Did Elon Musk get plastic surgery?

As usual, I owe my format to the Skin Care Edit.

First, let's revisit this informative essay by his ex wife. In it, she discusses not only Elon's controlling nature but also his desire for a thin, platinum blonde trophy wife and his tendency to pick apart her appearance. A man with such high standards for his partners looks should of course hold himself to the same high standards, wouldn't you agree? Let's see if Elon does.

Trigger Warning: Lots of Pictures of Elon Musk Ahead!

Elon Musk, 1999



Oh, boy. Here we go.

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Tarek El Moussa Allegedly Flipped Out on Costar & Ex-Wife Christina Haack on Set of Their HGTV Show


Tarek El Moussa verbally went off on his “Flip or Flop” costar and ex-wife, Christina Haack. It happened last week and started because he apparently “didn’t like the way she signaled to him that she and the crew were ready to begin shooting.”

He compared her to his new fiancée, Heather Rae Young, who he claimed is much “hotter” and “richer” than her. Tarek added that he “made Christina famous,” and referred to her as a “washed-up loser.”

He even said that he “enjoys watching her fail” and finished his rant by screaming, “Look at me, look at me, look at me. It’s called winning. The world knows you’re crazy!”

After his rant, the two stopped filming for the day and then filmed their scenes separately.

The source revealed that Tarek’s anger stems from Christina’s decision to “smoke toad venom” after her divorce from her second husband and that he’s concerned for the safety of their two kids.

Tarek, Christina and HGTV did not immediately respond to a request for comment by the source.

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Carla Gugino and the 20th Anniversary of ‘Spy Kids’



This year marks the 20th anniversary of “Spy Kids,” the first film in Robert Rodriguez’s four-movie family-friendly franchise. Gugino and Antonio Banderas played retired spies raising their kids when they’d asked to go on another mission.

“What’s particularly strange about the ‘Spy Kids’ of it all is I was so young when I did it. I was at least ten years too young for the role because I was supposed to have been a spy for ten years, then had two children who were now 10 and 12. I was 28 years old. I think it only hurt me a little because people did think I was older than I was for a period of time. But I would never have given up that experience. It was such an extraordinary time. It was just this little tiny movie we made alone in Austin and it became a phenomenon that continues.”

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Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled amid rising COVID cases



The head of the organizing committee of Tokyo Olympics 2020, Toshiro Muto has not ruled out the possibility of complete cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 in the light of the rising Covid-19 cases in Japan.

Tokyo 2020 reported Monday that there are 58 Covid-19 cases linked to the Olympic Games so far.

According to PBS News Hour, only 15 to 20 percent of the Japanese public is fully vaccinated, and over 80 percent think the games should be postponed again or canceled altogether

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who could've seen this coming?
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Bassam Tariq In Talks to Direct Marvel Studios' 'Blade'


  • “Mogul Mowgli” director Bassam Tariq is in talks to direct Marvel Studios’ “Blade” movie, starring Mahershala Ali.

  • The two-time Oscar winner was announced to portray the vampire hunter at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. The highly anticipated film is currently undated, but expected to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four.

  • In February 2021, “Watchmen” writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour was confirmed to write the movie’s script, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige producing.

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Which Phase Four MCU project are you most excited for ONTD?
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ONTD Original - The Best of 'Kellyoke' Part 3: Kelly Sings the 80's

Hey besties! Thanks for tuning in to another episode of the best 'Kellyoke' hits! This time we're cruisin' through the 1980's (my personal fav) as the amazing Kelly Clarkson presents us with a buffet of synthy pleasures! Let's go.

"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" - Joan Jett (1981)


Starting off with a little less synth and a little more rock, Kelly treats us with her own gritty rendition of a Joan Jett classic that was first recorded by the Arrows in 1975, and famously covered by Britney Spears in 2001. Jett's rendition reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. Wow! Leave it to women to make everything better.

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Woo! How are we feeling after that nice little bump from the 1980's, ONTD? Do you think Kelly lived up to these iconic tunes? Did I miss any of your favorites? Stay tuned for the next 'Kellyoke' episode where we slack our way through the 90's! I can't WAIT to see how this turns out. Bye!

Others in the series:
The Best of 'Kellyoke' Part 1: Kelly Sings the 60's
The Best of 'Kellyoke' Part 2: Kelly Sings the 70's

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Joshua Jackson Says Jodie Turner-Smith Proposed to Him



While appearing on The Tonight Show Monday, host Jimmy Fallon asked Joshua Jackson if he always knew that he and wife Jodie Turner-Smith were destined to be married.

Joshua responded, "I knew the moment she asked me. We were in Nicaragua [on New Year's Eve]. It was very beautiful, incredibly romantic. We were walking down the beach, and she asked me to marry her...There was a lead-up to it. I did not know [about it beforehand], but she was quite adamant, and she was right. This is the best choice I ever made."

The couple married in 2019 and welcomed a daughter in April 2020.

Talking about his daughter, Joshua said being a father was excellent. When asked by Fallon if his phone is filled with pictures of his little girl, Jackson explained that he is "100% that dad."

"It's amazing how many pictures you can take of one baby. I know all parents think their kids are super cute, but my kid is like, really super cute."

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ONTD, would you propose to your partner?

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More women come forward with accusations against Chinese-Canadian rapper, Kris Wu



Follow up to this post which links more posts, more women have come forward with accusations against Kris wu. I have given the link to the whole thread, please go through if you want more details, I will try to summarize below:

TW: sexual assault, preying on underage girls

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Update 1: dramapotatoe has compiled and will keep compiling what's going on with the case. So in case anyone is confused, this link gives a chronological update about every thing that has happened till now
https://dramapotatoe.com/kris-wus-alleged-predatory-behaviour-timeline-and-social-reception/

Update 2: All brands have terminated their contracts with him including LV, Bvlgari and L'oreal

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Idris Elba wants social media users to be verified with their real life identification information



“People in the public eye get verified on social media,” he wrote in a statement, “the process of verification requires them to prove their identity...” He went on to write, in all caps, “SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES SHOULD MAKE THIS MANDATORY FOR ALL USERS.” Comparing private accounts on social media to “boarding a plane and not having to show I.D.”

This as a proposed response to threats and racism that exist on the Internet. However this could lead to (an even greater) loss of privacy or people getting doxxed.

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Naomi Osaka tells Megyn Kelly to 'do better' after tweet over magazine covers

Naomi Osaka appeared on a cover of Sports Illustrated.

This lead to few conservative commentators attacking her in light of Osaka's previous comments about not talking to the media. One of them was Megyn Kelly.

Naomi responded with “Seeing as you’re a journalist, I would’ve assumed you would take the time to research what the lead times are for magazines. If you did that, you would’ve found out I shot all of my covers last year. Instead, your first reaction is to hop on here and spew negativity. Do better, Megyn.”

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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week


She Who Became the Sun

In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness…

In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected.

When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother's identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate.

After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother's abandoned greatness.


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Iko Uwais: The Night Comes for Us

Snake Eyes | Final Trailer



There's what looks like an end credits stinger at the end but nothing really spoilery.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him. Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.

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JK Rowling reacts to ‘pipebomb’ death threat on Twitter




J.k. Rowling is trending on twitter once again, this time saying she receives a lot of death/rape threats and continue to defend her ideais against trans women using the female restroom, she'll never stop


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Demi Lovato says its ok to misgender them



Demi Lovato says its ok if people misgender them, because they often make the same mistake themselves.

The singer, 28, announced they are nonbinary and go by they/them pronouns earlier this year.

"If you misgender me—that's okay. I accidentally misgender myself sometimes! It's a huge transition to change the pronouns I've used for myself my entire life. And it's difficult to remember sometimes! It's all about your intention. It's important to me that you try, but if you make a mistake, it's okay. Remember that I love you, and to keep going."

https://instagram.com/p/CRRfOA5LUYD


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The Spiel des Jahres awards 2021 happened yesterday, winners announced



The Spiel des Jahres 2021 awards were held yesterday, the awards celebrate the best board games of the year. Created in 1978 with the purpose of rewarding game design and promoting excellence in games.

The big winner for the main award “mainstream game of the year” was, micro macro crime city. A game in which you solve crimes that have taken place all over the city, and you have to solve by looking closely at the giant city map to find hidden information and trace the trails of the perpetrators.

Former winners include Just One(2019), Azul(2018), Code Names(2016), Hanabi(2013), Quirkle(2011), Dixit(2010), Ticket to Ride(2004), Alhambra(2003), Carcassonne(2001), Settlers of Catan(1995), Enchanted Forest(1982).

The winner of the “advanced game” award was paleo, a co-operative adventure game set in the stone age, in which players try to keep human beings alive, by acquiring food or resources, fending off death, while painting a woolly mammoth on the wall so that humans thousands of years later know that you once existed.

The winner for the “kids game” award was for, zombie teens: evolution. Cooperating with friends to launch an expedition to drive off the overwhelming hordes. Collecting 4 ingredients to brew the antidote that will save the world.



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People involved with "Zola" are Defending Lena Dunham For Some Reason

Today in "HUH?", exactly what it said. Why are black people defending Lena Dunham? Let's see:


Writer Jeremy O Harris (Slave Play, "Zola") decided to defend his good friend...Lena Dunham...over someone vaguely talking about Girls. He concluded with the "burying the lede" statement of "she's made mistakes".

Taylour Paige ("Zola") agreed.

The girls are eating her up in quote tweets.

Harold Perrineau, did not:

If you don't recall, Perrineau's daughter Aurora was (TW)
[Spoiler (click to open)]raped by Miller and Dunham accused her of filing a false report before backtracking.


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Universal Dates Some Movies that Sound Pretty Cool



Distant will open against TURNING RED on March 11, 2022 and star Anthony Ramos ("In The Heights") and Naomi Scott ("Aladdin", also, paging insecuredesign) who are chilling in space and are in danger of dying.

Easter Sunday will open on April 1 2022, starring Jo Koy returning home for an Easter celebration "in this love letter to his Filipino-American community".

The Last Voyage of The Demeter will open on Jan 27 2023, based on a single chapter in "Dracula" about the titular ship 50 unmarked wooden crates. Wonder what's in them. Stars Corey Hawkins ("Kong Skull Island").

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Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Accidentally Lock Themselves Out of Their Car After Lunch Date


Over the weekend, Shawn Mendes, 22, and Camila Cabello, 24, got locked out of their car after enjoying an afternoon lunch date in Los Angeles. In photos obtained by The Daily Fail, Mendes is seen looking inside their car window to see if the keys had been left inside, as Cabello jiggled a handle in an attempt to gain entry into the vehicle.

Both struggling musicians were later able to successfully find the car keys, though it is not clear where the keys were, eventually driving off with one another.

The couple recently celebrated their second anniversary with a “romantic trip to the Caribbean.”

This is probably the most “relatable” thing they’ve done together, lbr.



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Legal Expert Predicts Britney Spears Will Be Free of Conservatorship By Year's End

It seems like since the hiring of Mathew Rosengart legal experts are now predicting that Britney Spears will be free of conservatorship by year's end.


Since the her last hearing the pop star has been more active on her social media talking about her conservatorship, disgust in her own family and ultimately speaking her truth.

Britney was also recently seen driving her own car again around Los Angeles along side her boyfriend Sam Asghari to grab Starbucks.



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Flop Alert: Subway Tries and Fails To Give Away 1 Million Free Sandwiches



The sandwich chain just can’t catch a break...

In order to promote Subway’s Eat Fresh Refresh program featuring “new and improved ingredients,” spruced-up stores, and some new additions to its sandwich menu and the Turkey Cali Fresh sandwiches, the chain had announced that they would give away a million 6-inch Turkey Cali Fresh sandwiches nationwide. The giveaway occurred last week on July 13th from 10am to 12pm to the first 50 customers.

The problem? Not many people showed up or wanted them free sandwiches according to franchisees. Can you believe?

According to a source, who operates several Subway locations and communicates with fellow franchisees regularly, the average number of free sandwiches given away was about 20 per location.

“There were a few stores that did have 50 giveaways, but quite frankly, most stores managed 10 to 20,” said the source. “That’s what I’ve heard from at least 100 franchisees.”

Perhaps Subway wants to reach out to Chipotle with help on how to turn things around?

In other related news, Subway recently launched a website to prove their tuna is real. I guess.


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Bridget Moynahan to return as Natasha on SATC Reboot 'And Just Like That'



- Bridget played Natasha, Big's second wife who he cheated on with Carrie
- It appears Natasha is wearing a wedding ring in on set photos

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Posted because there was a thread in the last post wondering what happened to Natasha.
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ONTD faves Jonas Brothers play a silly game with ontd fave Jimmy Fallon


The bros play a game where you song a song while acting something out.

-Joe had to sing watermelon sugar while pretending he was walking on coal.
-Nick had to sing good 4 u while pretending he had just got his tongue pierced.
-I skipped Kevin and Jimmy’s parts

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Ontd what silly little games do you play with your friends? I’m partial to heads up (Ellen’s app sadly)
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Kanye West to release DONDA this Friday!!



-Confirmed via a new Beats by Dre commercial featuring Sha’Carri Richardson
-song featured in the ad is "No Child Gets Left Behind

-will be a livestream listening event on Apple Music on Thursday at 8PM, but the album drops completely on Friday!


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Dolly Parton Dresses Up As a Playboy Bunny for Husband's Birthday



In honor of her husband Carl's birthday, the legend Dolly Parton dressed as a Playboy bunny in a recreation of her 1978 Playboy cover. The gesture also honored a pledge she made to pose for Playboy when she turned 75.

Said Dolly, "My husband always loved the original cover of Playboy, so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy. He still thinks I'm a hot chick after 57 years — and I'm not going to try to talk him out of that."

Megan Thee Stallion approves:



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And I'm no B Jennings Getting Milwaukee Bucks... Giannis & Co. Win the NBA Finals!

https://instagram.com/p/CRkx7aqhe5T


- it's their first title since 1971!
- they defeated the Phoenix Suns, 105 - 98
- the title is just facetious, big props Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and well, the other hardworking Bucks players I don't know. I am just making this post for people who would like to discuss the game.
- at the beginning of the series, the Phoenix Suns won the first two games, and with news of Giannis having a problem with a hyperextended knee, it didn't seem good for Milwaukee, but the team pulled through to win the next four games
- I'm not a basketball fan, but both teams are kind of underdogs, they're one of the least decorated franchises in NBA history and hearing that this was Chris Paul's first NBA final in his 17! year career, I just want everyone to win and have cupcakes and rainbows and all that shit, ya know?

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