August 12th, 2021

ONTD Original: Music Video Tropes Pt. 1 - A Sandy Desert Locale

There is a sister post with the same theme but with K-Pop videos over on Omona.

Pop stars, they're just like us! They eat, they sleep, they frequently get lost in the desert where they dance and sing and brood! I've decided to make a series on Music Video tropes - some common and relatively normal, some less frequent but incredibly bizarre. I've started with a common and understandable trope to kick things off - the nondescript desert location (sometimes featuring a gas station, or a diner, and frequently featuring a sick overhead shot of a car driving - usually down a lone highway that seems to stretch on forever).

Below I've compiled a short list of music videos featuring pop stars that, for some reason or another, are in the middle of the desert:

Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There

What is the plot of this? Are the girls alien action stars waiting for male prey in the desert? I have no idea, but we've got dancing, iconic fashion, and the obligatory overhead shot of a car cruisin' (which represents FREEDOM! in these music videos, also so does the desert, it's all very symbolic).

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Sources: Spice Girls / Mya / One Direction / Louis / Ariana / Beyoncé / Beyoncé 2 / Beyoncé 3 / Britney / Britney 2 / Rihanna /Shania / S Club 7 / Billie / Ke$ha / Backstreet Boys / Doja Cat / Janelle Monáe / Justin Bieber / Black Eyed Peas / Nelly / Selena Gomez & The Scene / Lady Gaga / Madonna

Keeping Up Wit...I Mean - The D'Amelio Show Official Trailer | Hulu

From relative obscurity and a seemingly normal life, to being thrust into the Hollywood limelight almost overnight, the D’Amelios are faced with new challenges and opportunities they could not have imagined. Charli, who at 16 became one of the biggest celebrities with over 150 million followers combined and #1 on the TikTok platform in less than a year, has the world at her fingertips and is working to balance fame and family life with dancing, relationships, making new friends in LA and battling the haters online. Her sister, Dixie, now 19, is experiencing her own sudden rise to fame with over 80 million followers combined, and an exploding music career. For mom Heidi and dad Marc, raising teenagers is hard enough before adding a cross-country move, supporting their daughters’ dreams, and doing the best they can to stay close and protect their girls from the dark side of fame, while also trying to adjust to life in Hollywood.

The D'Amelio Show is coming to Hulu on September 3.

ONTD, will you be streaming?


David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston aren't dating

David Schwimmer's rep shuts down the speculation and states it isn't true.

It was previously reported by UK tabloid Closer that they'd been dating since the Friends reunion.


well, it was nice whilst it faux-lasted!

Megan Thee Stallion covers Essence

Netflix confirms cast for ATLA live-action series + showrunner talks about his vision for the serie

This is an update from this post since this is an official confirmation from Netflix.

Lo and behold! Once again, AvatarNews_ has been proven to be right. Netflix has confirmed the cast for the main characters of their upcoming live-action series, Avatar: The Last Airbender:

-Aang (12) will be played by Gordon Cormier (12); He's a Filipino-Canadian actor whose credits include Lost in Space and The Stand

-Katara (14) will be played by Kiawentiio Tarbell (14); She's an Indigenous Mohawk actress whose credits include Anne with an E and the independent film Beans

-Sokka (16*) will be played by Ian Ousley (19); no information about his background but he's been on 13 Reasons Why and Physical

-Zuko (17*) will be played by Dallas Liu (20); He's a Chinese-Indonesian-American actor who's appeared on PEN15 and in the upcoming Shang-Chi

*Their ages in the animation are 15 and 16 respectively, but have been changed by one year for the live-action series.

-Showrunner Albert Kim has said the following about the direction of the show: "I also knew what I didn’t want to do. I didn’t want to change things for the sake of change. I didn’t want to modernize the story, or twist it to fit current trends. Aang is not going to be a gritty antihero..." - should we breather s sight of relief? Read more under the cut:

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Source: Netflix + 2

Make sure to check the actors ages before y'all start discussing ships and romance for this adaptation of a show where romance was never the main point, please.

Former “Good Luck Charlie” Actress Leigh-Allyn Baker Speaks Up Against Mask Mandates At Schools

Leigh-Allyn Baker, an actress who starred as the mom in Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie,” was at a school board meeting in Franklin, Tennessee and advocated against the school’s mask mandate. She said that her children would not be able to be vaccinated because of medical exceptions but that she still would not have them wear masks.

“My name is Leigh-Allyn Baker and I’m a California refugee. I gave up everything there, a really successful Hollywood career, television shows. Gave it all up for freedom and to come to this friendly place of Tennessee and be greeted with open arms. And I love it here,” she began. “I wanted to tell you that I have 2 vaccine injured children and they have medical exemptions cause after their seizures and the hospitalization after all of their immunizations, I was granted — obviously — a medical exemption. So my children are those rare children that will just not be able to get the vaccine. And still I would never put them in a mask because their brain need oxygen to grow. Which the neurologist can confirm.”

“Anyway, the real part of the clown show is that you all think that you actually have the authority to mandate this,” Baker continued. “Because there are these books that I have, and I have them as a gift for you: the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers. Also, the Bible. And these guarantee my freedom and yours and our children's to breathe oxygen.”

The Williamson County Board of Education approved the mandate Tuesday night. It will begin Thursday and run until at least Sept. 12, according to the district.

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Former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson threatens us with solo music

• Earlier today Jesy Nelson posted a video on Instagram teasing her solo music. The singer left Little Mix in December 2020 only a few weeks after the release of their sixth studio album.

• In the video Jesy declares that she is finally making the music she wants to make, and says some vague stuff about new chapters and manifesting her deepest wants.

• Throughout the video Nelson (who is a white woman with two white parents) is seen with a deep tan that would make Ariana Grande jealous and in vintage Sean John overalls. In a blink and you miss it moment she's seen wearing a grill.

• The video ends with Nelson promising her fans that new music is coming 'sooner' than they think. There's been speculation that her debut single will drop sometime around Little Mix's official ten year anniversary (August 19). There's also speculation that the single will feature Nicki Minaj.

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Titans S3 is Here! Discussion Post (?)

Darlings, the first three episodes of titans s3 are finally here and seems to be GOOD

Also, ep 302 opening?! Yeoooooh we got writers here reading. Good job!

ONTD, let the dozens (DOZENS!) Of us discuss, thoughts?

Tim & Saoirse

Indie Film Release Guide: August 13th [An ONTD Original]

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This weekend’s biggest new releases - Free Guy, Respect, and Don’t Breathe 2 - all hail from the major studios, and are all in search of wildly different audiences. But if none of those is calling your name, read on for some more options.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: August 6th, July 30th, and July 23rd.


Stars: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant
Writer/Director: Sian Heder
Genre: Drama, Music
Plot: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
What you should know: Won four awards at Sundance 2021, including the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, and was bought by Apple for $25 million at the festival.
Where to watch: In select theaters, and streaming on Apple+

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD?

Venom 2 delayed; comfort levels continue to drop

Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been delayed by Sony. Its scheduled release of September 24 has been pushed 3-weeks to October 15 due to the surge of the delta variant.

Additionally, theater-goers comfort levels continue to drop. The newly updated survery from the National Research Group shows that only 67% are comfortable going to a theater, down 3% from last week.


Abel Ferrara Adds Shia LaBeouf to Padre Pio Biopic; Willem Dafoe Circling

  • To further prove abusive men in Hollywood suffer 0-consequences, Shia LaBeouf has been added as the lead to Abel Ferrar's next film, a biopic of Italian saint Padre Pio.

  • Earleir in February this year, FKA Twigs opened up about the alleged abuse she suffered while with her ex-boyfriend, LaBeouf.

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How ironic. The film industry is a joke.

White Sox and Yankees are playing a Field of Dreams game tonight

- Field of Dreams is an 80s movie based on the novel Shoeless Joe by Canadian author WP Kinsella. It takes place in Iowa and stars Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, a guy who builds a baseball field in a cornfield so a bunch of baseball ghosts — particularly his hero, disgraced White Sox outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson — can play a game because he has a bad relationship with his father and really likes Terrence Mann or something? OP refuses to watch this movie, The Natural, or Bull Durham so as to annoy her father, which may or may not be ironic.

- Oh shit, Gaby Hoffman was in this thing?

- They were supposed to play last year, but COVID happened and messed up the schedule, so they're there now. Except for the people who paid thousands or dollars to watch it; they're stuck in traffic. The game is supposed to start at 7:15 EDT on Fox, so the players will probably emerge from the corn around 8 o'clock.

- Wanna see a bunch of grown men wandering around corn in throwback pajamas?

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Shang-Chi staying exclusive to theaters despite Delta concerns

Disney confirmed during their investor call today that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' release plan is staying as is. The film will not be delayed or have a hybrid release. It drops in theaters on September 3 before going to Disney+ 45 days later.

It was further stated that they expected the theater environment to be healthier by now, but that with new distribution agreements in place and the fact that the film drops in 3 weeks, it wouldn't be possible to make a major last-minute change.

Disney also mentions that the 45-day window is an "interesting experiment" because it will help inform them on how to go forward with their titles.

TH: you look like a real babe today

Big Bang's Seungri is finally going to jail!

Seungri has been sentenced to 3 years in prison and fined 1,156,900,000 won (approximately 994,544$). He's been indicted for nine charges, some of which include: embezzlement, gambling, violation of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes, prostitution mediation, purchase of prostitution services, and special violence instigation.

May we never hear from him again!

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ONTD Original: Famous Actors who also work as Voice Actors

Inspired by Mae Whitman being in every animated show I adore, I thought it would be fun to highlight some actors who voice many animated shows/movies.

Mae Whitman
- Katara in Avatar the Last Airbender
- Amity in The Owl House
- April in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Rose in American Dragon
- Little Suzy in Johnny Bravo
- Tinkerbell in a bunch of Disney Video Games
- Yuffie in a bunch of Kingdom Heart Video Games
- Batgirl in DC Super Hero Girls
- Cassie in Young Justice
She has also provided her voice in Family Guy, American Dad, Invincible, Big Mouth, Robot Chicken, etc.

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This took me longer than I imagined because I tried to choose people who weren't too obvious! Although some may be quite obvious, haha.

Sources: Me + IMDB for fact checking 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15
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DING DONG: Las Cultch News - Fire Island cast updates & MORE CULTURE AWARDS

- Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Tomas Matos, Torian Miller, and Nick Adams have joined the cast of Fire Island,

- The film written by Booster is billed as a modern-day romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, which is set in the New York hamlet of Fire Island Pines. The story centers on two best friends who set out to have a legendary, weeklong summer vacation, with the help of cheap rosé and a cadre of eclectic friends.

- Social media posts imply that Booster is playing the Elizabeth role and previously announced castmate & culturista Bowen Yang is serving as the Jane.

- Filming is currently taking place in New York

- Las Culturistas announces the final categories for the Culture Awards
- Publicist start your engines!

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ONTD, in the comments let me know what in culture has you saying I Don't Think So Honey this week
Also Bowen Yang tag suggestion!

also i cannot tell if these tweets are embedding properly

Trailer: Introducing, Selma Blair

Introducing, Selma Blair, follows the actress as she reckons with the next chapter of her life after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The film explores complex issues ranging from dissecting deep-rooted myths about beauty, and the collective fear around disability and mortality.

The film is scheduled to be in theatres on October 15 and will start streaming October 21 on discovery+.


‘Thor: The Dark World’ Director on Marvel Movie Backlash

Director Alan Taylor candidly discusses making 'Thor 2' and 'Terminator: Genisys' back to back.
Marvel offered Taylor the 2013 Thor sequel. The film was subtitled The Dark World.
The Dark World is considered one of the MCU’s weakest entries.
Its creative troubles, a tight production deadline and a script that was seemingly never finished. 
Patty Jenkins was initially attached to the project but wisely bowed out. 
The director Taylor watched as the film changed radically during postproduction editing and reshoots.
Before The Dark World was released, Taylor received an offer to direct Terminator: Genisys. 
His girlfriend, Jane Wu, a storyboard artist, urged him to turn it down.
Taylor wanted to work with star Arnold Schwarzenegger and build on the legacy of James Cameron.
The critic and fandom mobs were brutal, and their impact on Taylor was profound.

I had lost the will to make movies. I lost the will to live as a director. I’m not blaming any person for that. The process was not good for me. So I came out of it having to rediscover the joy of filmmaking.”


Bachelorette Katie Thurston Insists She Does Not Still Have Feelings For Greg

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In what was one of the most dramatic Bachelorette finales ~EvEr~, Katie Thurston confronted Greg Grippo about leaving her before their hometown date. The moment was very heated, with Katie even raising her voice several times. Viewers are still torn between sides and have conflicting views on Katie and Greg.

Whose side are you on?

Team Katie
Team Greg
Team they are both in the wrong
Team neither is wrong
I have no idea what this poll is about but I'm voting anyways

Was Greg gaslighting Katie?


WarnerMedia knows their HBO Max App Sucks

The senior execs have seen the crash logs and the memes on Twitter, which is "super painful" to hear 😭 and that they're working on it. Some issues showed up with the introduction of the 10$ tier.

They didn't build the app from scratch, basically remaking some HBO Go and HBO Now apps that were about making sure shit didn't crash when everyone watched one thing at one time, but now Max is on demand and around the world - the apps weren't built for that.

They're fixing it tho.


Sucks to people having these problems, rip to ya'll but I'm different.... 🌚

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ONTD Original: 10 'Lipsync for Your Legacy'-Worthy Bops by Charli XCX

Charli XCX was the extra special guest host on this week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, and unfortunately for her and everyone watching at home, [Minor spoiler!]top All Star of the week Ra'Jah O'Hara was challenged to lipsync for her legacy to the hyperpop princess' Top 10 hit "Boom Clap".

Since releasing "Boom Clap" as the lead single off her polarizing 2014 album Sucker, XCX has turned her sound on its head. Along the way, she's released no shortage of bops more than worthy of the All Stars Mainstage.

Below, just nine of them, in no order.

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Impeachment: American Crime Story trailer

Premieres September 7th

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ONTD ORIGINAL: 6 tv-shows with 3 season or less that are still worth watching.

I made a couple of these 3 seasons or less ontd original a couple of years ago but stoped I don't know why guess I just didn't feel like doing it anymore but it been a couple of years now (I think my last one was in 2018 or 2019?) and they're a lot of new shows with less than 3 seasons now so I decided to make another one.

I only include tv-shows that are finished and shows that I've seen!

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Kelly Clarkson wins Montana property; other assets as judge agrees prenup will be upheld

Love to see it. He was really like "I'm going to use your money to be a rancher!" and now he's gotta find a new home and a new grift lol