September 22nd, 2021

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New album by the ARKELLS out today - BLINK ONCE

They are playing what looks like an absolutely amazing concert in Timmins, Ontario, which I am very, very tempted to go to....

You couldn't ask for a better lineup than this!

The album:

[The Beaches also had a new EP out this year, which is amazing.]

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Have you discovered or fallen in love with any new artists during the pandemic, ONTD?

Uma Thurman opens up about her abortion in op-ed against the Texas ban

In a candid and heartfelt op-ed published in the Washington Post, Uma Thurman reveals she had to get an abortion done in her late-teens when she "was accidentally impregnated by a much older man". Uma was motivated to share her story in light of the draconian and extremely restrictive (OP note: yes, I am editorializing because this law is vile) Texas anti-abortion law, which bans all abortions after 6 weeks, and the Supreme Court's subsequent lack of action against it.

On the Texas law, Uma writes: "This law is yet another discriminatory tool against those who are economically disadvantaged, and often, indeed, against their partners. Women and children of wealthy families retain all the choices in the world, and face little risk." She rightfully laments that this law is "creating new vigilantes who will prey on these disadvantaged women, denying them the choice not to have children they are not equipped to care for, or extinguishing their hopes for the future family they might choose."


Johnny Depp addresses cancel culture: "No One Is Safe."

Abuser Johnny Depp addressed cancel culture during a press conference preceding his Donostia Awards reception at the San Sebastian Film Festival. When asked how social media and cancel culture can affect public figures, Depp whined that it was a "complex situation [that] can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted, this cancel culture or this instant rush to judgement based on essentially what amounts to polluted air that is exhaled."

On whether or not he feels safe in such an interconnected world, Depp replied, "Yeah, I do," followed by several false starts before contradicting himself. "The various movements that came out with, I’m sure the best of intentions...It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. Not one of you as long as someone is willing to say one sentence. It takes just one sentence and there is no more ground. The carpet has been pulled.”

"It’s not just me this has happened to. It’s happened to a lot of people. This type of thing has happened to women, men and children who have suffered from various types of unpleasantries and they sadly, at a certain point, begin to think that it’s normal. I believe that if you are armed with the truth, then that’s all you need. It doesn’t matter if a judgement has taken some artistic license,” he chuckled [Variety notes 'perhaps referencing his unsuccessful bid to overturn a judge’s ruling in his U.K. libel case'].

Depp finished by pleading with the assembled press and those watching online, "When there is an injustice, whether it’s against you or someone you love, or someone you believe in, stand up, don’t sit down. Don’t sit down on ’em, they need you."

One more question about Depp’s off-screen issues was immediately shut down. The question referenced an ongoing protest by a group of Spanish women filmmakers that was launched the day Depp’s festival honor was announced.

OP wants Depp to shut the fuck up and reminds everyone that Depp lost a U.K. libel case against the publisher of The Sun, who alleged he was a “wife beater” in a 2018 article. The judge ruled that the words were “substantially true.”

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Man sues two deceased rappers for uncleared sample

Richard Jaden Hoff claims his guitar riff from his Soundcloud song, "Under My Breath" was used as an uncleared sample in Lil Peep and XXXTentacion's song "Falling Down", specifically that the riff was looped, sped up, filtered and equalized but still remained similar enough to his song.

Hoff posted his song on Soundcloud in June 2018, "Falling Down" was released in September 2018, with a Travis Barker remix released in July 2019. The song has over 20m plays on Spotify and over 21m views on YouTube. The single also hit No. 13 on Billboard's Hot 100.

Lil Peep died in November 2017, and XXXTentacion died in June 2018, 5 days after Hoff released his Soundcloud song. Among the record labels being sued, Hoff is also specifically suing the rappers and NOT their estates, even referring to them as residents of California.


First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Night Teeth’ starring Debbie Ryan and Lucy Fry

Think Collateral with vampires. A driver discovers that his two mysterious fares are vampires and they take him on a terrifying ride through LA.

Night Teeth premiers on October 20.


Britney Spears Wants a Prenup & Is Pushing For Father to Exit Conservatorship Quickly

Britney Spears is going to have a prenuptial agreement with fiancé Sam Asghari and that’s now part of the reason she wants her father to exit her conservatorship ASAP.

Her lawyers filed paperwork today stating Britney wants control of her money, control over how she spends it and how she protects it, and thus Jamie Spears needs to go. Spears also had a prenup with ex-husband Kevin Federline, which saw her paying out around $500,000 a year for the three years they were together.

Brit's lawyer Matthew Rosengart said in a statement: "We have exposed Mr. Spears’s efforts to obtain a quid pro quo payout, while also making clear that Britney Spears will no longer be bullied. In the interim, we are moving forward with our July 26, 2021 Petition for the Suspension of James P. Spears, which is a prerequisite to the immediate restoration of my client’s dignity and fundamental rights. Our investigation into the financial and other abusive conduct at issue is ongoing."

Maybe people can stop thinking Britney doesn't know better about prenups?


SNL Announces Lineup for New Season

The new SNL season starts October 2. They've updated their twitter account with the lineup for the first 4 weeks of the show.

Performers include Kacey Musgraves, Halsey, Young Thug, and Brandi Carlile.

Guests include Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian, Rami Malek, and Jason Sudeikis.

OP will not be watching this season, but looks forward to clips of Kim K flopping.


Rolling Stone Discuss "Sploshing" and Jason DeRulo's Tik Tok In New Podcast and I Hate It!

Rolling Stone has a new podcast called Don't Let This Flop hosted by EJ Dickson and Brittany Spanos.

The point of the podcast is to discuss Tik Tok and internet trends.

The first episode has gone up where they discuss "sploshing" (also known as "wet and messy" fetish content...omfg...) and whether or not Jason DeRulo (Jassuuuuhhn Deruuuulooooh) is intentionally making sploshing fetish content on his Tik Tok page...


Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black Cinema, Dies at 89

Iconic filmmaker, actor, and author Melvin Van Peebles has died. He was 89.

Van Peebles died Tuesday night at his home in Manhattan, surrounded by his family. Van Peebles helped pioneer Black films in the 1970s films including Watermelon Man and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.

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Ana de Armas and rumoured new boyfriend Tinder exec Paul Boukadakis at JFK

Months after they were linked, Ana de Armas and Tinder executive Paul Boukadakis have been spotted together at JFK airport, heading to London.

Ana is starting the promotion tour for the next James Bond movie, which will be theaters October 8, after many delays.

Paul Boukadakis previously dated Daisy Ridley in 2016.

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J. Lo and Ben Affleck aren't following each other on Instagram

Is true summer love dead? Did Rodrigo quit to go work for Ana and her new Tinder bf??

Actually, it seems that they never followed each other to begin with. They also haven't tagged each other or liked each other's photos. Whew, crisis averted.


David Simon, Creator of The Wire, Refuses to Film in Texas Over Abortion Ban

-David Simon was the creator, show-runner, and executive producer of The Wire. He recently confirmed on twitter (after quote-tweeting an article about unrest among Apple employees in Texas over the abortion ban) that he is working on a new HBO non-fiction show set in Texas but that he cannot, ethically, film in Texas.

-People tweeted Simon in response in an effort to argue with him, defend Texas, or try to #NotAllTexans his response (and also anti-vaxxers somehow got involved) and he was not having any of it:

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Netflix announces cast for live action Saint Seiya adaptation

In unnecessary live action adaptation news, Netflix has announced the cast for their live action Saint Seiya, based on the anime and manga of the same name.
Cast includes Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Mark Dacascos, and Mackenyu, son of the late Sonny Chiba.
The film focuses on orphan Seiya and his quest to obtain the armor of Pegasus while battling for the fate of a young girl with god-like powers.


Child Actor and Internet Meme, Jerry Messing, Battling Partial Paralysis after COVID-19

Jerry Messing is a child actor who played Gordon Crisp in Freaks and Geeks, Pugsley Addams in Addams Family Reunion, and Artie Ryan in Even Stevens. He is also known as being the internet meme "Fedora Guy".

It was revealed that Messing contracted COVID-19 earlier this year and spent over a month in the hospital, being placed on a ventilator in the ICU in August. He is now dealing with partial paralysis of his arms and legs as a result of the virus. He is doing physical therapy and is at a rehab centre in Florida recovering.

Prior to contracting COVID-19, Messing had received only one shot of the vaccine, but has been advised to wait until he's stronger before he completes the vaccination regimen with a second dose.


Elliot Page is Allegedly on Raya and Ready to Mingle


Elliot Page might be one swipe away from you! After coming out as transgender and divorcing dancer Emma Portner, Elliot has allegedly been spotted on Raya. Raya is a dating app for famous, rich, and hot people that is invitation-only. His profile apparently includes him wearing a sweatshirt that says, "Protect Trans Kids" and has the song "Don't Let It Bring You Down" by Annie Lennox and Steven Lipson.

Are you on Raya?


How's ur dating life, ONTD?

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James Corden faces the wrath of ARMY for comments on BTS' UN appearance

The official Twitter account for The Late Late Show with James Corden has deleted video of the host commenting on BTS' appearance at the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Monday, following backlash from the K-Pop superstars' fanbase.

ARMY took umbrage at Corden referring to the group as "unusual visitors" to the event, before proceeding to quip that the appearance "marked the first time that 15 year old girls everywhere found themselves wishing that they were Secretary General António Guterres."

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Members of the notoriously devoted fanbase expressed disappointment with the one-time "Papa Mochi," who previously appeared to express genuine affection for BTS. After getting wind of the comments, ARMY lowered The Late Late Show's audience rating on Google from 4.2 to 2.5 and called for Corden to apologize.

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How Lucasfilm Made ‘Star Wars: Visions’ the Most Ambitious ‘Star Wars’ Project

Masi Oka was game from the beginning, being a huge Star Wars fan; “I was told it was ‘Star Wars’ and they were trying to do something with anime,” he says with a huge smile. “I didn’t need to know about anything else. Count me in.”

At first they were going "Where the hell are we going to air this where it still can be canon?" until Disney+ was created. Though, Lucasfilm wasn't a stickler for canon (See 'The Twins').

Most are animated by different studios with different tones and styles.

Star Wars Visions is on Disney+ In full.


I only saw The Twins but YEAH that is the energy I need from a Star Wars production! Considering how much George Lucas took from Japanese storytelling, it's about time.
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Kringefest Alert: Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox thirst trap in Skims

Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox continue to live their best teenage cringy life, this time only wearing Skims.

The two look ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS while wearing KK(W?)'s overpriced (cheap looking) undies. The two became inseparable (at least on sm) because of their "future baby daddies" snake puke

ONTD, what is your favourite underwear brand? Do you wish you looked like that?

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"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" gets new release date

Warner Bros announced today that "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" will be released in cinemas globally 15th April 2022. The previously untitled film was set to release on July 15th, 2022 before.

In Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?

Returning cast includes Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore along with Ezra Miller (Credence/Aurelius Dumbledore), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) and Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein). Comedian and actor Jessica Williams, who had a brief appearance in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will return as Ilvermorny professor Eulalie 'Lally' Hicks, while Mads Mikkelsen will debut as Gellert Grindelwald.

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Jennifer Hough Speaks Out Against Nicki Minaj & Kenneth Petty

Kenneth Petty's rape victim Jennifer Hough is finally speaking out publicly detailing what happened the night she was assaulted by Petty, and the harassment from Nicki Minaj and her husband, and why she filed a lawsuit against them.

[details inside]She starts out be giving details of the day she was assaulted by Kenneth Petty in 1994 when they were both. I want be summarizing them here so watch the above video if you want for that.

After escaping from the house where the assault took place she ran to her school where the security guard asked her what happened and called the cops. She told the cops the location the assault took place. Petty was still there and was arrested.

About the lies that were spread about her and Petty being in a relationship which were started by Petty's family and 1994 and also by Nicki Minaj on social media a few years ago; she says that she knew Petty from the neighborhood but the were NEVER in a romantic relationship.

About why she tried to drop the charges during the trial; she says that her family was being threatened and although she was not supposed to be in the courtroom during the proceeding originally, she blurted out in front of the judge that she wanted to drop the charges. The judge told her to take it up with the district attorney, who assured her that everything would be fine

Petty plead down to attempted rape and served 4 years in jail with the stipulation that he had to register as a sex offender for life.

In the second part of the interview, she talks about the recently filed harassment lawsuit. She says the harassment started last year when she and her family were contacted by Nicki's people to recant her statement so Petty didn't have to register as a sex offender.

On one occasion, Nicki's associate put $20k in her lap to sign a pre-written recantment which she refused to do. After that the threats started which resulted in Jennifer moving away from her kids several times for her and their safety.

Nicki even called her one time and Jennifer told her that "as a woman, you know this happened, right?". There has been no direct communication between her and Nicki since.

Jennifer and her lawyer say that their goal from the lawsuit is show Nicki that she can't do this; harassing Jennifer and her family and spread lies about her and Petty being in a relationship and that Jennifer was white and spreading the narrative that a white woman was lying about a black man.

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19 (5) Badass Female Anime Characters Who Definitely Steal The Show

*this is a buzzfeed list, just so you gals know.

1. Mikasa Ackerman "Attack on Titan"
"A one-woman army and protective adopted sister to protagonist Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman of Attack on Titan is a powerful woman, plain and simple. Described as having prowess equal to a hundred ordinary soldiers and brilliant at her job, Mikasa, who ranked first out of all the cadets in the 104th Training Corps, is skilled and more than slightly terrifying."

4. Ochako Uraraka "My Hero Academia"
"My Hero Academia’s Ochako Uraraka's Zero Gravity quirk is a deceptively strong quirk that allows her to nullify the effects of gravity on a person or object, thus rendering them helpless. If her ability to lift three tons of weight from very big heights isn’t enough, she also has the martial arts strength to bring you down, even without her quirk."

7. Usagi Tsukino "Sailor Moon"
"Another average high school student with a powerful alter ego, Usagi Tsukino as Sailor Moon is the leader of the Sailor Senshi, a group of cosmic superheroes who guard the Earth from evil. With immeasurable, destructive power based on sound, healing, and love, Sailor Moon also happens to be the only Solar System Senshi immune to turning evil."

11. Major Motoko Kusanagi "Ghost in the Shell"
"The lead protagonist of the Ghost in the Shell franchise, Major Motoko Kusanagi is technologically and physically one of the most advanced cyborgs in pop culture history. A cyber brain specialist capable of controlling external humanoids and a fighter fast enough to intercept bullets, she’s as iconic as the series."

19. Kaguya Otsutsuki "Naruto"
"The very first wielder of chakra and later the Ten-Tails, Naruto’s Kaguya Otsutsuki has almost no weakness. The ultimate celestial being with the ability to control nature and read people’s thoughts, this fierce character is tough to beat."


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