August 20th, 2021

Comrade Danny DeVito Supports Striking Workers on Twitter - Loses Verification



On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Danny DeVito Tweeted in support of striking Nabisco workers. Today, he appeared to lose the blue checkmark of verification. Twitter has not commented and it is unclear why he was unverified, but fans are linking it to his support of the striking workers. Advocacy Group More Perfect Union apparently spoke with DeVito and confirmed that him losing his verified status was likely related to the tweet.

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Mods, give this man a tag!

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Melissa Joan Hart Reveals She Has Breakthrough COVID-19

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In the video she states that despite being vaccinated, she has COVID-19 and it's bad. She says it's weighing on her chest and she's having trouble breathing.

She also states that she's really mad that her kids didn't have to wear masks at school because she thinks that's how she caught COVID-19.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSuyivyFZQa/
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Elon Musk watched 'I, Robot' and announces the Tesla Bot, the first humanoid commercial robot.



- Elon Musk is putting us a step closer to Skynet and announced the Tesla Bot.
- It'll be the first humanoid robot for commercial sale in the US.
- First prototype will be out next year and will focus on risky and hard labour work.



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Aaliyah's "One in a Million" is Finally on Streaming Platforms



For the first time ever, Aaliyah's sophomore album One in a Million, released in 1996, has hit streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

Following the arrival of One in a Million, her Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds soundtracks arrive on September 3rd. Her 2001 self-titled and final album hits streaming on September 10th, and then a pair of compilations — I Care 4 U and Ultimate Aaliyah — drop on October 8th.

The releases appear to not have the approval of Aaliyah’s estate, who earlier in the month released a statement criticizing the “unscrupulous endeavor to release Aaliyah’s music without any transparency or full accounting.”


Source: https://twitter.com/RollingStone/status/1428569114499600386?s=20
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BTS finally cancels MAP OF THE SOUL tour



-- Kings of kpop BTS announced that their 2020 MAP OF THE SOUL tour has been officially cancelled.

-- The tour was supposed to start in Seoul in April. Those concerts and the European and Japanese shows were canceled early in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began.

-- The North American dates, mostly sold out, were instead postponed. Tickets for those shows will now be refunded.

-- "Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned." Big Hit Music stated.

-- The MOTS tour had 37 dates around the world planned, ending in September 2020 in Tokyo.

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I remember seeing some speculation here about how they were pulling off a postponement this long financially, can ONTD shed a light?

Demi Lovato says that 'there might be a time where I identify as trans'.




During the 19th Represents Summit, Demi speaks about the fear of coming out as gender non binary and how they might be headed in the future regarding gender expression and identity. 

'I was very nervous in the beginning to come out as nonbinary because I didn't want people to think it was inauthentic"

'I just wanted people to see what coming out as nonbinary meant to my healing process.'


'There might be a time where I identify as trans...there might be a time where I identify as nonbinary and gender nonconforming my entire life.
Or maybe there's a period of time when I get older that I identify as a woman
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'But I just, it's about keeping it open and free and just I'm a very fluid person, and so that goes with how I express myself as well.' Demi concluded.


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Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley expecting second child together



Actor Jason Statham, 54 years old, and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 34 years old, are expecting their second child.
They have a son named Jack, who was born in 2017.
They have being dating since 2010.

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Alex Rodriguez opens up about Jennifer Lopez split



ARod has addressed his split from JLo, acting like his ass wasn't caught cheating and stalking Jen and Ben.

He told Entertainment Tonight: "I had five years of an incredible life and partnership and also with my daughters, we learned so much. And now we have the opportunity to take that and move forward and say, 'You know what? We're so grateful for the last five years, how do we make the next five years better because of lessons learned?'"

He added that he's "in a great place" and is focusing on "all the positive" things in his life.

"I'm so grateful for where God and... the light has really put me, and I'm really looking forward. Mostly to see how my girls keep developing."

Meanwhile, Jennifer and Ben Affleck are still going strong:



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Gritty Tosses His Name Into The Ring For Jeopardy Host


After disgraced EP and flop replacement Mike Richards stepped down as host of Jeopardy this morning, National Treasure™ and fellow comrade Gritty has tossed his name into the ring for host. “what is, hmu @jeopardy,” wrote the Philadelphia native. “I will only accept TRUE daily doubles.”



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New Music Friday – August 20, 2021


Featuring new music by ABRA feat. Playboy Carti, Angel Olsen, CIX, CRAVITY, Disclosure, Ed Sheeran, Jaden, Jake Bugg, James Blake, JoJo, Lorde, Martha Wainwright, Namasenda feat. Mowalola, Natalie Imbruglia, Orla Gartland, Red Velvet, Russ, Shawn Mendes with Tainy, Tiwa Savage and Young Thug

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Happy Friday, ONTD! What's everybody listening to today?

Jeopardy! Host Who Hired Himself Has Fired Himself



🎊 We did it kids ™️ 🎊

The guy we didn’t want who selected himself but didn’t check himself is O U T ‼️

Ontd who do you want to be Jeopardy host?

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Kylie Jenner pregnant with baby #2



TMZ confirms that Kylie is pregnant with her second child with Travis Scott. It's unknown when the baby was due, but there was much speculation given that none of her siblings/friends posted real time photos of her during her recent lavish birthday party.

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Ben Barnes Celebrates His 40th Birthday By Announcing That He’s Making Music and Releasing an EP


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Actor turned singer Ben Barnes (known as Bin Bons to ONTD and other parts of the Internet) turns 40 today. And to mark that milestone, Bons announced that he’s going to pursue music. “They say life begins at 40... well, not mine,” he wrote on social media. “I am 14,609 days old today and I am celebrating every one of them. I have spent most of them pursuing dreams, surrounding myself with people I love and supported by all of you... and I know just how incredibly lucky that makes me.”

Barnes continued, “One of my biggest unfulfilled dreams has been to release my own music. Music has been my passion my whole life and after a few false starts 20 years ago, I decided not to pursue it as a career. But today, I am realizing that ambition and announcing the release of my own songs.”

The Shadow & Bone actor announced his upcoming EP, Songs For You, will be available October 15th. Bons said he hopes his new music is both “personal and intimate,” but also “joyful, honest, soulful and passionate.”

More behind the cut and a preview above.

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His song “Call Me Daddy” confirmed.

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Following Federer and Thiem, Nadal ends his 2021 season due to injury.



- Nadal (35) uncharacteristically lost in the RG SF in June and has played very little since, pulling out of Wimbledon and the Olympics citing a foot injury
- Following his RG loss it was widely reported that the injury was pretty serious but not confirmed
- He confirmed today that he has issues with his foot that would require a lot more time to heal.
- Nadal has a congenital foot defect which has caused him issues throughout his career
- About a week ago Roger Federer (40) ended his season recently to have a 4th knee surgery
- Many journalists are writing that with Federer and Nadal's injury issues, it hails the end of what was considered the 'golden' era of men's tennis (the era of the Big 4; Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray)
- Nadal seems much more optimistic about his return however than Federer did
- Dominic Thiem (27) also announced on Wednesday he had ended his season due to a wrist injury (Thiem was the defending USO champion)


Nadal's twitter account has a long thread in Spanish explaining the decision further here.

There is also an English video here.



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ETA: Nadal has a video in English which seems to be largely the same as his tweets.

Denis talks Dune, ScarJo, Social Media


Denis Villeneuve talked to La Presse about Dune, HBO Max and the lot.

- Denis wasn't aware that his open letter slamming Warner Bros for its HBO Max deal would be so big. He says relations with the studio were difficult after Blade Runner 2049 performed poorly at the box office, stating they only gave the go-ahead for Dune Part 1 but not the second. He says things with the studio changed for the better once they saw the finished film.

- He doesn't want anyone getting any kind of screening link, continuing to enforce that the only way to see the film is on a big screen. He still says the HBO Max deal is unacceptable. That said, he takes full responsbility for the film.

- Currently writing the treatment for Dune Part 2, which will need to be presented to Frank Herbert's beneficiaries before moving on. Denis says he has a great relationship with Frank's son, Brian. After that it all depends on how well Part 1 does. Unlike what has been recently stated about Part 2, Zendaya's Chani will not be the main focus, only that her role has grown.

- Jason Momoa may want an extended 4-6 hour cut, but it will never come out. The 2 hour and 35 minute film is all we're getting.

- Denis fully supports Scarlett Johansson suing Disney, stating what would happen if the talent didn't respect the contracts they signed. He also mentions he will have an "exclusively in theaters" clause in his contracts from now on.

- Denis has an anonymous Twitter account that only follows cinema/international news. Calls tribalization of culture dangerous.

Dune premieres in two weeks at the Venice Film Festival before it makes its debut at TIFF a week later. The film will also play at the New York Film Fesitval. It makes its theater debut on September 15 in markets like France and Italy before hitting North America and the UK on October 22.

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What We Do In The Shadows Renewed for Season Four Ahead of Season Three (Back Sept. 2nd!)



Vampire comedy from Jemaine Clement, What We Do In The Shadows, has been renewed for a fourth season, with season three airing on September 2nd. See below for season three trailer and some sneak peeks.



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Big Red Machine Round-Up: Aaron Dessner Chats With NYT, Late Night Performance, New Song

We're a week away from the release of Big Red Machine's second album, How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?, and the promo is coming on strong.

Aaron Dessner chats with the New York Times about

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  • talks about how his collaboration with Taylor Swift came to be (he co-wrote and produced many of the tracks from her recent albums folklore and evermore): "One night I was just sitting at dinner and I got a text saying, 'This is Taylor. Would you ever be up for collaborating remotely with me?' I was flattered and said, 'Sure.' She said, 'Just send anything, even the weirdest random sketch that you have,' and I sent her a folder of stuff I'd been working on. And then a few hours later, she sent that song, 'Cardigan.'"

  • speaks on his studio, a converted barn on his NY property, and how odd it's been to be home for almost two years compared to his hectic pre-COVID touring schedule

  • Big Red Machine, his project with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, took a different approach for their second album, bringing on multiple collaborators (Robin Pecknold, Anaïs Mitchell, Lisa Hannigan, Taylor Swift, Naeem, Ben Howard, Sharon Van Etten) and having Aaron step up as a lead singer on a few songs. Says Justin Vernon, "I wanted it to feel much more inclusive and representative of all the extracurricular energy that we've been putting in over the years, trying to make the music industry a little more communist or something. And I got so tired of being lead singer guy, and I'm in another band. I was like, you've got so many connections. Let's reach out and see what other people have feelings on these tracks. And I wanted to continue to support Aaron and honestly challenge him, frankly, to get out in front more. There are little bits and pieces that I show up and do on the record, and I obviously wrote some words and sang some tunes, but really, this is Aaron's record."

  • talks about his approach to music ("little patterns," "build[ing] some sort of architecture out of it") as well as music's impact on his own mental health, with the rhythm and melody being soothing to him

  • some time is spent talking about how he and Justin Vernon started working together, pre-Big Red Machine and in various projects, like the Eaux Claires musical festival

  • talks a bit about the songwriting process behind several of the new Big Red Machine songs

  • finally, talks about his love of collaborating with different people, but balancing that with wanting to keep a family feeling - "I guess I could move to L.A. and set [a hit factory] up. But it wouldn't end well."



Performances with Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) and Anaïs Mitchell of "Phoenix" and new song "New Auburn" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:


[New Auburn]

A fifth track is released ahead of the album:
[Mimi feat. Ilsey]

Where is Aaron Dessner's Big Red Machine bandmate Justin Vernon in all of this?
Performing with Bon Iver at Honor The Earth's Water is Life: Stop Line 3 music festival against the Enbridge pipeline, as well as celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their album Bon Iver, Bon Iver with a special edition vinyl and two-night-only concert announcement.

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I'm admittedly a huge stan of both The National and Bon Iver, and I've loved every track that Big Red Machine has put out from this album so far. As much as I love Justin Vernon's voice and their first record, I'm super excited for the new albums and its collaborations.
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Teresa Palmer Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No. 4 With Husband Mark Webber



They welcomed daughter Prairie Moon Palmer.
They are also parents to Bodhi Rain, 7, Forest Sage, 4, and Poet Lake, 2.

ONTD tried to guess the baby's future name here
Winter Moon, Hunter Moon, Moon, Moon Light, Moon Hike,


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Nicki Minaj’s Husband Sues to Get Name Off Sex Offender Registry



Kenneth Petty is suing the State of New York and its Criminal Justice Services division to have his name removed from the sex offender registry, claiming he never was offered an opportunity to challenge it.

Petty never received notice of a hearing in October 2004 while he was incarcerated for attempted rape.
The hearing would have allowed him to contest his level 2 sex offender status.

The notice was sent to an address where he didn’t live because he was in prison at the time.
He also alleges the “Kenny Petty” signature on the paperwork was forged and that the person who signed it said he would not be attending the hearing.

Petty never got his constitutional right to due process to challenge the risk level assigned to him.

Petty suffered financial loss and humiliation, including his arrest last year for failing to register as a sex offender in California. He wants his name removed from New York sex offender list.

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Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey cover Flaunt Magazine

Jennifer Hudson covers Ebony

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Old Navy overhauls plus-size fashion line for women



Old Navy will soon offer sizes 0-28 and XS-4X for all of its women's styles in its stores, and up to size 30 online. On its website, models will appear in sizes 4, 12 and 18. Mannequins will soon be featured in those sizes in all of it's stores as well.

With the extended line, Old Navy promises complete pricing parity, meaning all styles will be the same price no matter the size.

Sources: the Old Navy tweet CNBC
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ONTD Original: Obscure Actor Comparisons Who Look Alike And Should Play Family (Part 2)

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Hello ontd! I know it’s been awhile since my last post, but I’m sure maybe two people remember it haha. Here’s part 2 to my little Actors Series. Again, these are actors who I think should play relatives in some way, who are also suggestions you haven’t really seen before. Rather than hear about Jeffrey Dean Morgan again and again and again, these comparisons are a little more obscure. Be it actors who should play a brother and sister duo, cousins, aunt and nephew, you name it, it’s fun to be a lil more creative here! (No shade to the more popular ones though, they are popular for a reason!)

A lot of these are a mixture of suggestions you guys made in the comments of the last post I made, with a good portion still my own personal suggestions. Thank you all so much for your suggestions, and this is in no way the last post, considering how MANY suggestions there were!

Let’s get started shall we?

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Well that was a lot of fun! Feel free to list more suggestions (not so popular ones but I’ll make an exception once in a while 😉), but if you made any in the comments of the last post you don’t need to make them again because I still have the list saved! Again, I hope I didn’t overstep with some of the comparisons between non-white actors and I really do hope you enjoyed my post!

See you in the future for Part 3!

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Sources: the gif right at the end, the first post where a number of comments gave me at least half these ideas, Google Images, and the top graphic is mine.
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Woman from Toronto got Spinner from Degrassi as her Uber driver



-Toronto musician Sally Wolf recognized Shane Kippel's voice during her Uber ride because she and her girlfriend binged Degrassi during the pandemic
-They talked about Toronto, acting, their Jewish heritage, and Degrassi
-She asked if he's still friends with Drake, but all he said was that he had a Zoom reunion with Degrassi pals recently

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ONTD Original: The Celebrity Scandals of 2021 That Have Been Almost Forgotten

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Last year about this time, we had a post about all the celebrity scandals of 2020 that had almost been forgotten. Ya girl meant to do a post of forgotten scandals halfway through the year, but then I forgot.

BenAna break up, leaving Rodrigo out of a job

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting a divorce

Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles are getting each other's watermelon sugar

JoJo Siwa comes out

Ioan Gruffudd leaves Alice Evans and his family

Zoe Kravitz files for divorce 18 months after wedding

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Here's to another 6 4 months of great gossip.

Which would you add? What story made you go, WTF? this year?

The sources are all from ONTD posts.
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"Birds of Prey" spinoff film, "Black Canary", In the Works at HBO Max


Today in "Heart Eyes, Motherfucker" news, exactly what it says. After quite a lot of pleading on Twitter from fans, there is a film focusing on Black Canary going to HBO Max (perhaps).

Misha Green is reuniting with her Lovecraft Country co-star Jurnee Smollett for a DC movie project featuring heroine Black Canary, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Smollett will reprise her role as Dinah Lance aka Black Canary.


I know it's DC and we can't be sure it's actually going to be made because....it's DC and WB, but let me be happy.


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Agatha

Is The Talk running out of conversations? Carrie Ann Inaba exits talk show



-The Talk is about to lose yet another co-host as Carrie Ann Inaba has decided to leave the show after 3 years.

-The show has lost 4 co-hosts within a year with Marie Osmond departing in Sept of 2020, Eve in Dec of 2020, Sharon O. fired in Feb of 2021, and now Inaba.

-No word of who will take her place

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Who should join as a new co-host?

The Voyeurs - Official Trailer | Prime Video



“After moving into a beautiful loft apartment in Downtown Montreal, a young couple find themselves becoming increasingly interested in the sex life of their eccentric neighbors across the street. What starts out as an innocent curiosity slowly turns into an unhealthy obsession, after they discover that one of these neighbors is cheating on the other. "

Keep an eye out for your new obsession. The Voyeurs—starring Sydney Sweeney, Justice Smith, Ben Hardy, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo—comes to Amazon Prime Video September 10th.

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ontd original: People Who Should Host Jeopardy!

After Executive Producer for Jeopardy Mike [insert surname] gave up the position of Jeopardy! host after the studio pretended to be considering other options, the internet has been abuzz with calls for LeVar Burton to take up the mantle once again.

And if he'd like to, I'd support him, but Mike [insert surname] is still EP of Jeopardy!. He could be spiteful to any host, but probably a lot in that instance. So let's pretend he is no longer affiliated with Jeopardy in any way, shape or form, and we can pick whomever we like.

Note: Burton will not be in this post bc yes, we all want him here, and let's make this a comedic post.

Dionne Warwick



  • Is clued into pop culture just enough to be aware,

  • funny

  • Has good humor about learning new thing and being plugged into the Twitterverse.




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‘All Rise’ Eyes Comeback With Season 3 Pickup By OWN After CBS Cancellation



CBS’ All Rise may be resurrected. OWN is in talks for a new season of the legal drama.
The conversations, while progressing, are complex and have not reached the final stage yet.
Options on the All Rise cast expired at the end of June.
A potential pickup could be for as many as 20 episodes.
Warner Bros. TV has entered negotiations with lead Missick and also has approached other cast members.

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Oscar-Nominated Derek Tsang to Direct Three-Body Problem Series for Netflix

. . . Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss remain showrunners.



Oscar-nominated director Derek Tsang (Better Days) has joined Netflix's Three Body Problem as director and co-executive producer. Better Days was nominated for Best International Film at the 2019 Oscars, and won several awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. No casting has been announced, aside from rumours about Eiza González, but Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are also showrunning here, so don't expect too much from the show. Other big name EPs include Rian Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, and The Terror season two showrunner Alexander Woo (co-creator of this show as well).

"Three-Body Problem is a dramatic series inspired by Liu [Cixin]’s epic science fiction trilogy, which tells the story of what happens when humanity discovers that we are not alone in the universe. The first book tells the story of Ye Wenjie, who, following her father’s death at the hands of the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution, attempts to help aliens invade Earth, while different factions on Earth plan different ways of welcoming the extra-terrestrials. It originally was serialized in Science Fiction World in 2006 before being published in 2008."

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I'd been meaning to read these books and thought the series sounded like it could be interesting, but with those showrunners . . .
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Phoebe Bridgers' "Kyoto" Gets Remixes from Bartees Strange, the Marías, and Glitch Gum



Phoebe Bridgers' track "Kyoto" has been remixed by three different artists ranging from Bartees Strange's cover to the Marías' more psychadelic synth version toGlitch Gum's hyperpop take. Check out the versions below:

[Bartees Strange Remix (really a cover, show off your great voice, Bartees!)]
"I wanted to find a way to make this song hit in a completely different way, but still retain some of the big and small moments that make the song special to me. At first, I was thinking through how I could use the stems, but the more I got into it the more I wanted to take it somewhere else entirely. Crushing tune, glad I could mess around with it."


[The Marías Remix]
"I remember seeing Phoebe years ago at an open mic here in Los Angeles, and I knew right off the bat that she was really special. Working on this remix was a sort of full-circle moment for us. ‘Kyoto’ is an amazing song as-is, so with the remix, we were just curious to see what it would sound like with the vocal slowed down and adding some of our favorite synth sounds behind it."


[Glitch Gum Remix]
"All I know is one day when I was in between Zoom classes last Fall, I thought, ‘Man, what if Phoebe Bridgers did hyper pop?’ That idea turned into a 30-second snippet of ‘Kyoto’, which turned into a full song, which turned into working with Phoebe and her team to make this little quarantine project come full circle in ways I could never even fathom. It was so fun deconstructing the musical realms of both Phoebe and I and combining them into something that filled the hyper pop-indie-crossover-shaped hole in my brain. I am just really happy with how it turned out and forever thankful for Phoebe, her friends, and their continuous support."



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I'm not sure why she's releasing "Kyoto" remixes now but Phoebe stays in the public eye!