August 22nd, 2021

Mini Ted Lasso Roundup ft. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

Recent episode of Ted Lasso poked fun at Wrexham AFC, co-owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Rob and Ryan reacted on Twitter.

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Christy Altomare (Anastasia) will replace Laura Osnes (Cinderella) on Disney Princess tour


Last week it was announced that Laura Osnes (whose first claim to fame was winning a reality show called You’re the One That I Want which gave her the role of Sandy in the Broadway revival of Grease) was fired from a one-night production of Crazy for You in East Hampton because she refused to get vaccinated. She was replaced by Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera).

The response from Laura's Grease co-star/co-winner:

This brought into question what would happen to the 85 city Disney Princess tour that was scheduled to begin in November 2021 because Laura Osnes is one of the producers and stars of the show.

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After the news about Laura came out last week, people started questioning how she would be allowed to perform on the Disney Princess tour at venues that require vaccinations to enter. People also pointed out that since she is one of the show’s producers, it might make it more difficult for Disney to take her off the tour.

Disney answered that question by replacing her with Christy Altomare who was the original Anastasia on Broadway. She also starred as Sophie in Mamma Mia on Broadway, Sue Snell in the off-Broadway revival of Carrie, and Wendla in the first national tour of Spring Awakening. She has also performed in previous Broadway Princess Party shows with Laura Osnes.

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Who is your favorite non-Disney princess?

Prince Harry Flies in Private Jet After Lecturing on Climate Change


Prince Harry had a charity polo match in Aspen, Colorado, and didn't feel like making a two-hour flight to his Montecito, California mansion on a commercial flight with any peasants. Instead, he took a $60 million gulf stream jet. He has taken four private jet flights in the past 11 days, one of which was to a climate change summit.


9 COVID cases among the Big Brother backstage crew, but ~the show must go on~

-The show employs 500 people behind the scenes and so the outbreak will not stop a thing
-They have been following "stringent industry health precautions" since last season
-None of them had come into contact with the houseguests


4th gen kings Tomorrow by Together comeback with 'Lo$er=Lo♡er' & more

Tomorrow by Together - often abbreviated as TXT - has returned with their new single 'Lo$er=Lo♡er'. Doubling up on the 2000s pop rock style displayed with 'Lovesong' the group's new song was released on a repackage that also added an 'emocore' remix of Lovesong and a fan dedicated track written by the members themselves.

For fun, I'm also including a few other subsequent related videos as well!:

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Julianne Moore covers California Style & Document Journal

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-Julianne Moore covers California Style to promote "Dear Evan Hanson".

-Moore tells the magazine that she wanted the role of Evan Hanson's mom so badly that she auditioned for the first time in years for the role.Moore lost the role to another actress, but due to Covid the actress dropped out for a prior role and Moore was cast. She says she was scared because she is not a singer, but was up for the challenge.


Document Journal pics and interview under the cut

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Lorde performs on "Good Morning America"

"Green Light"

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- Lorde performed songs from her new album on "Good Morning America" to a very enthusiastic audience.

"Perfect Places"


"Solar Power", "Fallen Fruit', "California"and an interview under the cut

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"Fallen Fruit"

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Brett Goldstein aka Roy Kent on this week’s amazing Ted Lasso episode

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This was probably my favorite episode so far! It had everything: laughs, growth, emotional moments. This show deserves its own tag. thanks mods! <3
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Megan thee Stallion drops 2 freestyles in ~2 weeks


Elizabeth Olsen Supports Scarlett Johansson Amidst Black Widow Lawsuit

In a interview for Vanity Fair with Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen shows her support for Scarlett Johansson and talks about the fear of movies that are not blockbuster not getting seen:

Olsen: "I’m worried about a bunch of things. Not worried on Scarlett’s behalf. But I’m worried about small movies getting the opportunity to be seen in theaters. That was already a thing pre-COVID. I like going to the movies and I don’t necessarily want to see only an Oscar contender or a blockbuster. I would like to see art films and art house theaters. And so I do worry about that, and people having to keep these theaters alive. And I don’t know how financially that works for these theaters. I do hope that there’s some sort of solution that the larger companies are coming together to keep, at least in L.A. this is going to happen. But I do think it’s going to be how it kind of used to be when studios owned theaters. And I have a feeling that we might go back to that being the only way to keep them alive with such expensive real estate. But when it comes to actors and their earnings, I mean, that’s just, that’s just all contracts. So it’s either in the contract or it’s not. What about you? Are you worried about Scarlett?

Sudeikis: Of course. How could I not? She’s married to my comedy brother [SNL’s Colin Jost].

Olsen: I think she’s so tough and literally when I read that I was like, “good for you Scarlett.”


Free Guy stays on top of Weekend Box Office

Free Guy stayed #1 this weekend with $18.8 million. The film saw an incredible hold by only dropping 34%, one of the lowest drops this era.

The Paw Patrol Movie came in 2nd with better-than-expected $13 million. Jungle Cruise followed with $6.2 million. Don't Breathe 2 ($5 million) and Respect ($3.8 million) rounded out the top 5.

Newer wide releases this week -- The Protege ($2.9 million), The Night House ($2.89 million) and Reminiscence ($2 million) -- made little impact. Sean Penn's Flag Day also opened in 24 theaters to $40k, while Neill Blomkamp's Demonic opened in 85 theaters to $36k.

Overall gross dropped to $63 million, back to levels not seen since mid-June.

Next weekend Candyman finally drops and is the only studio film set for release.



NPR's 50 (5) Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Last Decade

NPR has released a lit of 50 of the best science fiction and fantasy books of the last decade, as voted by readers and then decided upon by a panel of judges. NPR has broken their list down into six categories, so see a choice from five of the categories below.

[Worlds To Get Lost In]Black Sun (series) by Rebecca Roanhorse

Author Rebecca Roanhorse was tired of reading epic fantasy with quasi-European settings, so she decided to write her own. The result is Black Sun, set in a world influenced by pre-Columbian mythology and rich with storms, intrigue, giant bugs, mysterious sea people, ritual, myth and some very scary crows. (They hold grudges, did you know?) This is only Book 1 of a forthcoming series, but we felt it was so strong it deserved to be here, no matter where Roanhorse goes next.

Black Sun (book one) summary:
The first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

[Words To Get Lost In]Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Susanna Clarke at last returns to our shelves with this mind-bendingly glorious story — that's a bit hard to describe without spoiling. So we'll say it's about a mysterious man and the House that he dearly loves, a marvelous place full of changing light and surging tides, statues and corridors and crossings, birds and old bones and passing days and one persistent visitor who brings strangely familiar gifts. Clarke "limns a magic far more intrinsic than the kind commanded through spells," wrote reviewer Vikki Valentine, "a magic that is seemingly part of the fabric of the universe and as powerful as a cosmic engine — yet fragile nonetheless."

Piranesi summary:
Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

There is one other person in the house—a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

[Will Take You On A Journey]Wayfarers (series) by Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers writes aliens like no one else — in fact, humans are the backward newcomers in her generous, peaceful galactic vision. The Wayfarers books are only loosely linked: They all take place in the same universe, but apart from that you'll meet a new set of characters, a new culture and a new world (or an old world transformed). Cranky space pacifists, questing AIs, fugitives, gravediggers and fluffy, multi-limbed aliens who love pudding — the only flaw in this series is you'll wish you could spend more time with all of them.

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet (book one) summary:
Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space-and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe-in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.

Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.

Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.

[Will Mess With Your Head]The Locked Tomb (series) by Tamsyn Muir

This series is often described as "lesbian necromancers in space," but trust us, it's so much more than that. Wildly inventive, gruesome, emotional, twisty and funny as hell, the Locked Tomb books are like nothing you've ever read before. And we defy you to read them and not give serious consideration to corpse paint and mirror shades as a workable fashion statement. There are only two books out now, of a planned four-book series, but Gideon the Ninth alone is enough to earn Tamsyn Muir a place on this list: "Too funny to be horror, too gooey to be science fiction, has too many spaceships and autodoors to be fantasy, and has far more bloody dismemberings than your average parlor romance," says critic Jason Sheehan. "It is altogether its own thing."

Gideon the Ninth (book one) summary:
The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won't set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon's sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

Of course, some things are better left dead.

[Will Mess With Your Heart]The Broken Earth (series) by N.K. Jemisin

In the world of the Stillness, geological convulsions cause upheavals that can last for centuries — and only the orogenes, despised yet essential to the status quo — can control them. N.K. Jemisin deservedly won three back-to-back Hugo awards for these books, which use magnificent world building and lapidary prose to smack you in the face about your own complicity in systems of oppression. "Jemisin is the first — and so far only — person ever to have won a Hugo Award for Best Novel for every single book in a series. These books upheaved the terrain of epic fantasy as surely and completely as Fifth Seasons transform the geography of the Stillness," says poll judge Amal El-Mohtar.

The Fifth Season (book one) summary:
This is the way the world ends. Again.

Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze -- the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization's bedrock for a thousand years -- collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman's vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory, but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart around her. She'll break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.

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Book post! This list has some fantastic picks - what are you reading, ONTD?

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Queen Elizabeth is doing the most to cape for Andrew

Liz and co. are pulling all kinds of strings for the nonce

- The Queen wants Andy to retain his honorary military title as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. The Army wants him to GTFO. A senior military source said: “The Queen has let it be known to the regiment that she wants the Duke of York to remain as colonel and the feeling is that nobody wants to do anything that could cause upset to the colonel-in-chief. It is a very difficult, unsatisfactory situation. His position is not tenable or viable. How can you have a colonel who can’t perform the role? For the brief time he was in post, he was a good colonel, but the feeling across the regiment is that it’s not appropriate to retain him. You can’t have a colonel who can’t do public duties.”
The situation had been discussed among senior defence chiefs and “all agree that he should go.” Military officials have previously called for Andrew to be “faded out” from his appointments, saying he has become an embarrassment to the armed forces.
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Leaked ‘Mission Impossible 7’ Set Video Shows Steam Train Drive Off Cliff

Amazing footage shows the moment a locomotive flies off the edge of a Peak District cliff.

Onlookers were left wowed as the train plunged into Stoney Middleton quarry as part of a scene for the new Mission: Impossible film.

Tom was there too. It's possible the covid rule breakers are IN the train. lol


Blogger goes viral for fundraiser trolling Gammons

Simon Harris, aka Man Behaving Dadly, a popular UK parenting blogger, has gone viral for his fundraising technique in which he trolls gammons. (aka, racist right-wing men)

The gofundme, titled 'HELP ARE OWN FIRST' was set up to mimic the way in which gammons type in hopes that they would donate. The 'read more', which we all know most gammons won't read, clarifies that the money is actually going to Afghan families who are seeking refuge in the UK.

They have raised £19k so far.

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Japanese Music Post: Idols, Models and Actors Edition

It's the end of summer and the charts are boring so for this post I just decided to stick to mostly fun poppy songs!

With member Yasumoto Ayaka back from cancer treatment and three new members added from recent auditions Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku is back with 9 members and a new song Earphone Riot. They were supposed to debut live with the new line up at their big annual concert but unfortunately had to cancel because of coronavirus.

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I know I missed out on a lot of way popular songs and posted some super niche ones instead. I really didn't want to post an extreme amount of videos. 11 isn't that bad right?? Feel free to post Japanese music I've missed from the past month in the comments!

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Mods: I tried to put this through a couple of times already but kept getting weird errors hopfully the post is ok and I didn't send it through like four times!

Sha’Carri Richardson Finishes Last In Return To Racing As Jamaicans Go 1-2-3

Sha’Carri Richardson finished 9th at the Nike Prefontaine Classic’s women’s 100m, running in at 11.14.
She eventually had to withdraw from the 200m.
Elaine Thompson-Herah, comes victorious, 10.54 finish places her at the second-fastest time ever. 

Fans were making fun of Sha'Carri because they find her overconfident and not humble.

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ONTD Original: When Oscar Winners act in Music Videos

Well known actors showing in up in music videos is not something out of this world, we all know Aerosmith’s “Crazy” but it is quite interesting to see an Academy Award Winning well known actor in a music video. Here I present to you 6 times Oscar Winners acted in Music Videos.

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Riverdale 5x13 Promo "Reservoir Dogs"

COYOTE UGLY - While helping Eric (guest star Sommer Carbuccia) deal with his PTSD, Archie (KJ Apa) is forced to confront his own past trauma in the Army. To find the Lonely Highway killer, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) come up with a way to lure truckers to Pop's. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) extends an invitation to Kevin (Casey Cott) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) gives Reggie (Charles Melton) a shot to prove her wrong. Madchen Amick, Mark Consuelos and Drew Ray Tanner also star.

[and which former actor couple is back together?]no, not that one

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Nicole Ari Parker to Replace Kim Cattrall in HBO Max’s ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot

Nicole Ari Parker has been added to fill the absence of Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones character.
She will be playing Carrie Bradshaw’s new best friend, Lisa Todd Wexley, a documentary filmmaker,
Wexley will be the friend group’s new fourth member for the revival, called Just Like That …


Real Housewives of Potomac 6.7 "Ashley's Breast Pump and Her Forehead Just Got Here" (Recap)

- yes, white servants. Racial equality is here-ah
- okay, everyone is coming down cute for the breakfast. *looks at BBQ stain on raggedy shirt*, yeah maybe I should try this myself
- Mia the Malleable told Green Eyed Bandit 1 that Konniving Kurn was upset at being called a troll
- Frick and Frack conspicuously have a secret meaning and is still ignant about what Robyn is going through
- Embezzeled is coming to the clearance bins near you. Hey!
- Maybe Robyn is burnt out from her business but feels guilty about taking a rest day because her previous financial troubles
- yaaaaaaaaaas Askale, come through with this floppy hat and the Givenchy
- these heffas doing water aerobics, this feels like a fitness lesson better fit for 👴🏿
- We have an intruder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- milking the prostate, encapsulating placenta, primetime television has come so far
- Quote of the night: "Kurn usually tells the truth - sometimes."
- more talking shit about Professor Chaos
- I don't eat meat but how you gonna order a turkey club with NO bacon?
- the women's reactions when Professor Chaos and Konniving Kurn talk about their heart to heart laiofhoihoandiahsiudhiaagdjhfgiaygidfhkusefkyiuhfkjdh
- Green Eyed Bandit 2 is late for lunch. What else is new?
- Shut the fuck up, Mia.
- Askale, please style Blu Cantrell 1
- Let that Whiskey Expert White Man get through his presentation
- Wendy bout to make a binder!
- As always Robyn don't get a lot of moments
- The Nosy Sugar Baby does what she does best (I like ha t-shirt tho)
- Professor Chaos is bringing the heat for Blu Cantrell 1. But not Idris, chiiiiiiile!
- and finally, yes, people wear Ivy Park