October 1st, 2021


Bye Bye Bye: S2E11 Ted Lasso discussion

S2E11: Midnight Train to Royston
A billionaire football enthusiast from Ghana makes Sam an unbelievable offer. Ted plans something special for Dr. Sharon's last day with the team

This week's episode was brought to you by *NSYNC!

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Next week is the season finale so here is the official recipe for Ted's shortbread in case you want to eat your feelings about not having any new episodes for the foreseeable future.

Dancing with the Stars: COVID edition

On Sunday, Cheryl Burke said she tested positive for COVID.

Her celebrity partner, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, was allowed to stay in the competition. Footage from their rehearsal was used for the judges to critique.

Cody and Cheryl scored high enough to be safe, but questions arose about how they would be able to continue in the competition. Karate Kid/Cobra Kai actor Martin Kove was eliminated this week so people were speculating that his partner Britt Stewart would dance with Cody until Cheryl could return to the show.

On Thursday night, Cody tested positive for COVID.

Both Cheryl and Cody were fully vaccinated. Cody previously had COVID in February (before he was vaccinated).

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2022 Superbowl Halftime show performers annouunced

Dr Dre, Eminem, Mary J Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dog will be the performers for the 2022 Superbowl Halftime show.

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Ray J is trending because Twitter just found out him and Brandy are siblings

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which celebs did you not know were related, ONTD?

IATSE vote to authorize historic strike begins

60,000+ members of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees have begun voting to authorize its first ever strike. Results are expected Monday, with "Yes" very likely to receive a majority.

While "Yes" will not automatically result in a strike, it would allow IATSE negotiators to seek reopening talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. A strike would be called if producers don't come back to the table, etc.

Nearly all TV and film production would be shut down if a strike occurs. Work on commercials, low-budget films, and productions for HBO, Showtime, BET, and Starz would continue as they all fall under different contracts that haven't expired.

The union is looking for fixes on long hours with very little break time, higher pay, streaming residuals, and more stable health/pension plans. The major Hollywood unions like SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA, and the Teamsters have shown their support. 118 members of Congress also signed a letter of support written by California's Senator Alex Padilla and Rep Adam Schiff.

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Jennifer Garner celebrates 20th Anniversary of Alias with a reunion party and joins TikTok



-Jennifer Garner celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Alias' premiere with a reunion party
-Among guests, show stars Michael Vartan (Jennifer's ex who played Michael Vaughn), Kevin Weisman (Marshal Flinkman), Merrin Dungey (Francie Calfo), Gina Torres (Anna Espinosa) and Victor Garber (who celebrated the wedding between Jennifer and Ben Affleck and played Jennifer's dad on the show, Jack Bristow).
-Aside from show creator JJ Abrams, several other key cast members seemed to be missing, like Carl Lumbly (Marcus Dixon), Ron Rifkin (Arvin Sloane), David Anders(Julian Sark), Greg Grunberg (Eric Weiss) and Bradley Cooper (Will Tippin)
"We missed everyone who was working and couldn’t make it in. We missed you, Jabrams, (because I screwed up and made this happen on a night you were busy). But man, it felt so good to be together again" wrote Jennifer
-Jennifer also took the occasion to join TikTok
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Do these mysterious ’30’ billboards mean Adele is back?

Multiple signs with the number “30” have popped up in various cities such as Dubai and Ireland, prompting fans to believe is the title for Adele’s fourth album. Past album titles from the singer have all been numbers ‘19’, ‘21’ and ‘25’. This maybe the case as Taylor Swift has forcibly moved her release date to cater to Adele.

source= https://twitter.com/RollingStone/status/1443992943568752644

Angelina Jolie Honors Amanda Gorman

Angelina Jolie presented national youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman with Variety‘s Power of Women honor last night and brought daughter Zahara as her date.

“The young woman of grace, who stepped fearlessly to the podium on inauguration day. Not just the youngest but the strongest voice we could ask for in that moment. The Amanda we see today might seem as if she leapt into our times, fully formed, to summon our better angels. But there was an Amanda we didn’t see,” Jolie said.

She concluded her speech, "[there was] nothing more beautiful, more challenging and more unsettling perhaps than the free mind of the thinking woman. That is surely why so much effort is put into constraining her. Those who have the power of free speech – the weapon of free speech – must combine to defend those who do not. We need voices like Amanda’s, those lights in the dark. May you burn fiercely, and light the way for others."

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Neil Patrick Harris got mad with Mayim Bialik because she didn’t give him a standing ovation

The actress revealed on James Corden’s show how her friendship with Harris ended. They were good friends since teenagers, had the same agent and many mutual friends, but it all ended abruptly when Mayim went to see the actor while he starred in “rent”, in the late 90’s. At the end of the musical, she did not stand and clap.

She remembers that she stayed seated and noticing that Neil was staring right at her from the stage. She notes that his performance was phenomenal and everybody around her was standing, but she just didn’t feel like doing so.

When she went backstage to congratulate him, he flat out asked her the reason for remaining on her seat and that was the end of their relationship, but she says that he already forgave her by now.

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ONTD Original: A Retrospective Deep-Dive Into Chris Gaines

Today we take a look back at the short, mystifying and fleeting career of iconic soft pop-rock singer Chris Gaines, an alter ego born from the creative frustrations of Country singer Garth Brooks.

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This post was put together, written and submitted by an anonymous ONTD'er who wanted me to share with the class.

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New Music Friday – October 1, 2021

Featuring new music by AB6IX, Agnes, Arca, Brandi Carlile, Chelsea Cutler, CL, Headie One, HOT ISSUE, JoJo, Leah Kate, Lil Wayne and Rich the Kid, Meek Mill, Molly Payton, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Tori Amos, TWICE, WEi, Years & Years and Yu Seung Woo

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Happy October, ONTD! What's everybody listening to today?
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Joe Rogan suggests Joe Biden faked getting live TV booster shot

Human smegma Bro Rogan baselessly fearmongered about the vaccine’s safety, asserting to his brain dead listeners, “I think if they were going to give him a booster shot, the last thing they would do is give it to him live on television. What if he dies? … What if he blacks out? What if he like gets it and faints?”

Bro Rogan joked “Unless Kamala Harris talked him into it,” Implying the madam Vice President was trying to kill him so she could take over the job. “She’s like, go ahead, take it. Give him a double!”

Earlier this week Bro Rogan Shared a Video That Seems to Link Proof-of-Vaccine Requirements to the Holocaust.

source= https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/1443979016822743042

Disney Channel Renews 'Raven's Home' for Season 5 BUT NO MORE CHELSEA!?

Today, Disney Channel renewed That's So Raven spin-off, Raven's Home, for a fifth season. But they also revealed that some key characters will not be returning, a major one being Chelsea Daniels (Anneliese van der Pol) and the actress who plays her daughter. In Season 5, Raven and Booker (Issac Ryan Brown) move back to San Francisco to help take care of her dad Victor (Rondell Sheridan) after a mild heart attack. Now Raven finds herself parenting her parent, raising her young cousin and settling into life in her old hometown. Meanwhile, Booker is “the new kid” at Raven’s old high school and has to keep his visions a secret from a new group of friends.

Due to the new setting, for some reason this resulted in the departure of several series regulars, Navia Robinson (Nia) who played Raven's daughter, Jason Maybaum (Levi), and Sky Katz (Tess). The latter two are, whatever.

Also joining the upcoming season’s cast are Mykal-Michelle Harris (mixed-ish) as Raven’s young cousin Alice; Felix Avitia (Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything) as Neil, Victor’s neighbor and Booker’s high school classmate; and Emmy Liu-Wang (Andrean Players’ Annie) as Ivy, a young neighbor who babysits Alice.

“Ever since the debut of ‘That’s So Raven,’ Raven-Symoné has been an incredibly important part of the Disney Channel family. With ‘Raven’s Home,’ her talent and special brand of humor have continued to resonate with kids and families, and we’re excited to see what lies ahead for Raven in season five,” Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Entertainment said. “This beloved series is in good hands with the experienced team of Raven, Scott Thomas, Jed Elinoff and Anthony C. Hill leading an amazing cast and crew.”

When Chelsea and Liz Anya (Raven) sang BRING VICTOR BACK! they didn't mean like this. Smh.

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ONTD Original: Monthly Movie Challenge - October

Another 10-task challenge. You obviously don’t need to do all 10 tasks, choose as many as you want, but I figured it gives you some variety and allows you to pick and choose movies that fit your taste but also maybe lead you to watch something you wouldn’t normally seek out. For each task, you can pick whatever movie fits within the guidelines, I've added links to help you out. I tried to add tasks that would allow you to get movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – but there’s also Kanopy and Hoopla (both of which you can get free access through your library or university). Have a different movie for each task – that is, don’t have the same movie for task 2 and task 6.

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ONTD, what do you plan on watching this month? What did you watch during the month of September?

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Previous months challenges

ONTD Watch Party Nights: A Month of Spooky Cinema 🎃 👻 🎟


Hello, it is the month of October and it is time to break out the chai lattes, the cans of pumpkin puree in the back of your pantry (you didn't know that shit was there until I reminded you, huh?), wrap your yourself in a warm blanket and watch some movies.

Instead of doing Saturday evening, the month of October will featured some Halloween appropriate films and we'll do a double feature - one movie on Friday and the other movie on Saturday. The movies will be from Netflix and Hulu (since that's what I have) We will be using the Google Chrome extension - Teleparty which works with desktop and laptop and each movie will begin around 9:05 US ET. You don't have to join for both movies, just pick and choose what you'd like. Since the range is a bit limited, I tried to make a lil' genre theme for each film and also tried to pick out some films that may not be incredibly popular.

Each movie will have a post as a reminder and links will be sent out in those posts for each film by yours truly!

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New trailer for 'Chucky' series

In the new Chucky television series, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage 'Good Guy' doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town's deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets. Meanwhile, friends and foes from Chucky's past creep back into his world and threaten to expose the truth behind his mysterious origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.


Jesy Nelson reveals new single cover

Former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson, who is best known for her Jamaican accent, has revealed the artwork for her debut single 'Boyz' featuring testicle expert, Nicki Minaj.

The single will release on October 8th.


Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez Share New Song ‘Nasty Girl’

QUEENS centers around a hip-hop supergroup comprised of four female rappers (played by Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez) who decide to reunite in their forties for another go-around.
The fictional group has released their lead single "Nasty Girl." 

ABC's upcoming drama series Queens premieres on October 19.


South Korean broadband sues Netflix over traffic spike due to “squid game”

SK Broadband sued Netflix to pay for costs from increased network traffic and maintenance because of surge of viewers.

This after a Seoul court said Netflix should "reasonably" give something in return to the internet service provider for network usage, and multiple South Korean lawmakers have spoken out against content providers who do not pay for network usage despite generating explosive traffic.

Netflix's data traffic handled by SK Broadband jumped 24 times from May 2018 to 1.2 trillion bits of data processed per second as of September.

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Aladdin cancels Broadway performances due to COVID

After 18 months of being shut down, Broadway reopened in September. Cast, crew, and staff at all Broadway theaters are required to be vaccinated, and everyone is tested for COVID every three days. In addition, everyone is supposed to wear masks while backstage. Each production is required to hire a COVID safety manager (they are not allowed to hire anyone who is currently involved in the production to take on this additional responsibility). And all shows have plans in place for what happens if someone in the company tests positive. Audience members must show proof of vaccination to attend shows and they must wear masks while inside the theater. Disney Theatrical said its cast members are undergoing PCR tests six times a week. This includes the Aladdin and The Lion King casts on Broadway, as well as The Lion King and Frozen touring productions.

Aladdin had its first performance on Tuesday, September 28. The next day, the show announced that their second performance (Wednesday, September 29) would be canceled due to multiple company members testing positive but that the show would resume performances on Thursday, September 30. The original tweet on the official Aladdin account has since been deleted, but you can see some of the text it here and here). I can't find a screenshot of the entire original message but the snippets I was able to find include "Our extensive protocol system to test our employees and identify positive cases worked, and allowed us to act immediately to contain those cases. Given the thoroughness of our COVID protocols and a vaccinated workforce, we remain confident that the environment is safe for our guests, cast, crew and musicians."

On Friday, October 1, the show announced that due to additional cast members testing positive, all performances for the next week and a half have been canceled. They are currently saying that the next performance will be on Tuesday, October 12.

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Broadway and national tours have only been open for about a month and there have already been two shows that have had to cancel shows due to COVID. Was it too soon for live theater to come back? Or was this just bad luck?

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ONTD, would you go see a live show in a full capacity theater of 2000-3000 people right now?
What is the first show you want to see when you return to the theater?