October 6th, 2021

Nobel Prize week day 3: Chemistry!

The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan "for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis." What the heck is that? It's a tool for building molecules, and is considered more efficient and greener than other methods.

List is director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, and MacMillan is a professor at Princeton University. This is the second win this year for Princeton, although OP would like to note that MacMillan got his PhD at UC Irvine.

Tomorrow: Literature!

Tuesday's post: Physics

Monday's post: Medicine/Physiology

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Netflix Series Bad Sport Takes A Look At Some International Sports Scandals

Premiering today, true crime and sports intersect in a docuseries that examines global controversies and scandals with firsthand accounts from those involved. Following Netflix's UNTOLD, there are six, 60-minute documentaries covering some of sports biggest scandals - like The Great Patriot Deflate got nothing on these. (Apologies if there was a post for this show already, I'll be happy to delete.)

The scandals covered include:
- 1994 Arizona State basketball point-shaving scandal! (my note: okay, this one sounds good!)
- the pairs figure skating controversy at the 2002 Winter Olympics
- the Italian football director who manipulated matchups to favor his Juventus club?
- Hansie Cronje, the South African cricket captain who was second in popularity only to Nelson Mandela
- and how could my new love of motorsport not be included, this time it's in IndyCar


What's your favorite sports scandal? Mine would have to be the Formula 1 2008 Singapore Race Fix or commonly and lazily referred to as "Crashgate".
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Boxing Day | Official Trailer

Melvin, a British author living in America, returns home to London for the holidays to introduce his American fiancée (Lisa) to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test, as she discovers the world Melvin left behind revolves around his ex-girlfriend (Georgia), who is now an international pop star!

The movie stars Aja Naomi King as Lisa, Aml Ameen (who also directed) as Melvin, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock as Georgia in her first film role. Marianne Jean-Baptise and Stephen Dillane also star. It will release in theatres on December 3rd in the UK.


ontd, what's your favourite christmas movie?

Netflix orders "Fall of the House of Usher" series from Mike Flanagan

A limited series based on multiple works from Edgar Allen Poe has been ordered to series at Netflix. The plot is being kept under wraps and is comprised of eight episodes.

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Justin Bieber x Palms Premium launch cannabis-based products

Justin Bieber is launching pre-rolled joints called “Peaches” in a partnership with Palms.

“Weed was something that I felt people tried to make me feel bad for enjoying but I’ve now found a place in my life for weed products that have been beneficial in my human experience.”

Proceeds going to freeing people with marijuana convictions.

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Dave Chappelle goes after Asians, trans people, and calls himself a TERF in new "comedy" special

Didn't think Dave Chappelle could get any worse? You thought wrong! Let's dive right in...

In his new Netflix "comedy" special Closer, Dave had the following "funny" things to say:

"I don’t know if you heard on the news: I did get coronavirus—and it was something else...I couldn’t help but feel like, when I saw these brothers beating these Asians up, that’s probably what’s happening inside of my body." (cause east Asians being assaulted in record numbers was like his immune system fighting covid. Get it? HAHAAHAHHAHA)

"Any of you who have ever watched me know that I have never had a problem with transgender people...If you listen to what I'm saying, clearly, my problem has always been with white people." (Dave is apparently unaware that black trans people exist?)

"They canceled J.K. Rowling – my God. I'm Team TERF! I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact...Now, I am not saying that to say trans women aren’t women, I am just saying that those pussies that they got… you know what I mean? I’m not saying it’s not pussy, but it’s Beyond Pussy or Impossible Pussy. It tastes like pussy, but that’s not quite what it is, is it? That’s not blood. That’s beet juice." (Is there anything transphobic people love more than obsessing over and fantasizing about trans people's bodies?)

After pointing out that DaBaby had killed another man and still continued to perform and escaped punishment, but got “canceled” after making incredibly derogatory comments about gay people, Chappelle made the comparison direct. “Do you see where I’m going with this?” he quipped. “In our country, you can shoot and kill a n****r, but you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings!”

He also blames the death of his friend, trans activist Daphne Dorman, on the trans community by implying they bullied her into committing suicide because she defended Dave after one of his numerous other transphobic rants.

He then says he will no longer perform LGBTQ jokes "until we are both sure that we are laughing together. I'm telling you, it's done. I'm done talking about it (suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure you are, Dave). All I ask of your community, with all humility: Will you please stop punching down on my people?" (Presumably, "my people" refers to extremely wealthy, famous, homophobic, transphobic, cis-het black men?)

More at the sources if you like his comedy!

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Dave Grohl Says He Thinks About Kurt Cobain "All the Time"

Dave Grohl released his memoir The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music this week, which chronicles his life from a kid with "giant horse teeth and knobby knees" to rock legend.

He goes in depth into his grief following Nirvana frontman and best friend Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994, saying, "It used to be that years ago that I would hear a Nirvana song on the radio and turn the channel. I don't do that anymore. I'll go driving with my kids in the car and they'll put on Nirvana...We don't really sit around the house, talking about Nirvana all day long, but every once in a while, they'll ask me questions and I'll explain that life to them."

"I think about [Kurt] all the time," he says. "I just had a dream about him two nights ago. I only knew Kurt for about three and a half years, but in that time we went through multiple lifetimes. Kurt's songs touched the world."

He also goes into the joy and changes of being a father to three daughters. "I'm having the time of my life being a father. The challenge is all about being able to shift gears. You go out on the road, playing stadiums, traveling every day. You're jet-lagged and exhausted, then you come home, you're in a minivan, you're packing lunch boxes and you're in the drop-off line at the school down the street. You have to be able to shift gears."

On October 30th, Grohl will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a second time, along with the Foo Fighters.


Locke & Key season two trailer!

Official trailer for Locke and Key season 2, coming to Netflix on October 22, 2021. Locke and Key follows 3 siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities.

With danger lurking closer than they know, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode unlock more family secrets as they dig deeper into the power and mystery of the keys.


First Look at Netflix's "The Princess Switch 3: Switch Harder Romancing The Star"

#Cancelled actress and Sneakernight songstress, Baby V, returns in a third film for holiday romcom The Princess Switch. "This time around Queen Margaret, Princess Stacy, and Fiona must retrieve a priceless relic, resulting in a very unexpected switch," describes Netflix. The film begins steaming this November 18th. Will you be streaming or will you pass?


The Zodiac Killer Has Allegedly Been Identified

A team of about 40 independent investigators known as The Case Breakers claims that they have deciphered the identity of the Zodiac Killer: a man named Gary Francis Poste, who died in 2018. Of course, he is no longer around to defend his name from the allegations.

The killer has fascinated people for decades. The story of Zodiac and his five victims have been adapted into numerous documentaries, podcasts, and the David Fincher film Zodiac.

Do you believe this is the right guy?


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‘Squid Game’ creator teases a season two that could focus on the Front Man

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk is now saying that a potential season two of the show might focus on the Front Man, the mysterious masked man who ran the games in season one.

As for Jun Ho, the police man played by Wi Ha-joon, the actor said [SPOILERS!] [Spoiler (click to open)] "my hope is that season two comes out, Jun Ho returns alive, and the story with Jun Ho’s brother is resolved well.” And the brother is of course, the Front Man.

This is exactly what I want! Gimme gimme gimme!!


Givenchy criticised for noose necklace at Paris Fashion Week

French fashion house Givenchy has been criticised after models wore necklaces shaped like nooses on the catwalk at its Paris Fashion Week show. It comes two years after Burberry said sorry for a hoodie featuring a noose.

The necklace was part of Givenchy creative director Matthew Williams' first in-person catwalk show since he joined the luxury brand last summer. It was created with US artist Josh Smith, inspired by his Grim Reaper paintings.

Givenchy has not commented on the backlash to the necklace.


Denise Richards 'Blindsided' by Charlie Sheen Child Support Ruling

Charlie Sheen, 56, shares daughters Sami, 17, and Lola, 16, with Denise Richards, 50.
Sheen no longer has to pay ex-wife Richards child support, a court ruling that caught the actress off guard.
A judge adjusted the child support payment to "zero dollars per month" commencing from August 1, 2018
Richards was not in attendance during the court proceedings, she was traveling for work.
She was "blindsided" by the court date and ruling.
Lola lives with both of her parents and stays with Charlie when Denise is out of town.
When Denise is back, Lola will be with her.

An insider close to the situation says that Richards "has known about the court date for six months."

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ONTD Reacts: Who is the Bad Art Friend?

The New York Times published an article today chronicling the perspectives of two different women, Dawn Dorland and Sonya Larson, and a story that Larson wrote that seems to be inspired by Dorland. But what's ONTD think? Who is the bad art friend?

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BTW ONTD, if you don't leave a comment on this post I will be reaching out personally to each of you.

Letitia Wright has reportedly said similar anti-vaccine views on the set of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda'

Letitia Wright has reportedly said similar anti-vaccine views on the set of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ as she was last year on social media. She also parted ways with her U.S. team of representatives in the wake of the backlash against her.


ONTVLand: Remington Steele (An ONTD original)

Years before he was James Bond, Pierce Brosnan starred in Remington Steele about private eye Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalsit) who starts her own detective agency. The problem is, no one takes a woman P.I. seriously so she invents male boss; Remington Steele (named after a typewriter & a football team) which leads to getting more clients. This works out fine, until a thief and con man (Brosnan) shows up saying he’s Remington Steele as part of his latest scheme. Afterwards, for plot reasons, he has to keep up the pretence which leads to film noir vibes, zany situations, madcap adventures and unresolved sexual tension that you could cut with a knife. The series ran from 1982 to 1987 on NBC.

Holt starts out with a staff of secretary Bernice Foxe (Janet DeMay) and investigator & rival for Laura’s affections Murphy Michaels (Jame Read), but at the start of season 2 it’s noted that Bernice ran off with a Saxophone player & Murphy left to start his own agency in Colorado. They’re replaced by former IRS investigator Mildred Krebs (Doris Roberts) who came to investigate why “Remington Steele” hasn’t been filing his taxes, got caught up in one of their investigations, fixed Steele’s tax problem & decided to stay on.

Meant as a star vehicle for Stephanie Zimbalist, the unexpected attention that Pierce Brosnan received created conflict between the two. Reports were that after a while they rarely spoke to each other outside of the scenes they were in together. In the years that have followed both actors admitted this was true, but they blame the long hours on set and location for the conflict and both insist that any personal issues did not affect their work.

By the fourth season there had been major interest in naming Pierce Brosnan the next Bond and when the series was canceled (because there was no room on the schedule), it was all but guaranteed it would happen. In the meantime the ratings shot up with Summer reruns (likely boosted by the Bond casting talk) and NBC executive Warren Littlefield suddenly renewed the show for a fifth season. It didn’t get a full season of 22 episodes, or even a half of one. Just six episodes! Which were put together in three two hour movies with a guy named Tony Roselli (Jack Scalia) shoehorned in as a rival for Laura’s affections and neither actors, nor fans of Remeington Steele & James Bond were happy.
The James Bond producers couldn’t wait for this nonsense and gave the role to Timothy Dalton. Brosnan later said that at the time he was most likely too young for the part anyway, being 35 at the time filming would start. He would get his chance in the mid 1990’s.

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Where can you watch it?
Currently Remington Steele is not streaming anywhere, but you can buy 2 seasons on Apple iTunes & Amazon Video and all 5 seasons are available on Region 1 & 2 DVD. Some episodes can be found on YouTube.
The series is not often found on TV, when MeTV ran it from Sept. 3 to Dec. 31, 2012 it was the first time in nearly 20 years it had been in local syndication. It is possible that MeTV, RTN or even PlutoTV may have it at some point.

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Lena Dunham fights back at online dragging of her wedding photos


The actress got married to Luis Felber, publishing some photos on vogue and on her Instagram, but they were harshly criticized online.

However she’s published a lengthy post on the same social media app, to defend herself against all those attacks, pointing "I should somehow be ashamed because my body has changed since I was last on television". Adding, “it's ironic to have my body compared to a body that was also the subject of public scorn — an echo chamber of body shaming…”

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💎 Here's A Preview for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion 💎


Tonight is the season finale of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is tonight and the promo for the 4-part reunion has been released. For the love of all that is Holy, do not drag this out in four, one hour episodes over the course of a month. Just give us two two-hour episodes! Also, Debtor Door-it needs to lower her voice when she talks to Garcelle.

Me when Andy said, "I know how much money you make on the show."


Dead ass Erika Chahoy's IG caption for this promo was: The Champ is Here. Me. (I am not kidding.)

Lisa Rinna remains a pathetic sycophantic grifter and Kyle is overdue for a takedown.

And... this show was kind of the redemption arc Kathy Hilton needed after the Paris documentary.

Will highkey steal Rinna's 90s designer collection.


After not watching for a couple of season, I've watched this one and it's been good! How are you all liking the season? Also feel free to use this post to discuss the finale tonight.

Charlize Theron Thanks ‘Village Of Strong Black Women’ For Parenting Tips

Theron, 46, is a mom to two adopted Black children: Jackson and August Theron.
She tells how she fills the parenting gaps when her own life experiences can’t cut it.

“I am so grateful to the incredible village of strong Black women in my life who I can pick up a phone to [call], or come over to my house and they’ll tell me: ‘You need to stop doing this,’ or ‘These baby hairs are breaking off. What are you doing?’ So they put me in my place, and because of them I feel this great confidence in raising my girls.”


Geena Davis settles bitter divorce with Reza Jarrahy after five-year battle

Geena Davis, 65 and her fourth husband, pediatric plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy, 50, have finally ended their 17-year marriage after nearly five years of bitterly contested divorce proceedings.
Terms of the deal remain confidential.
The couple has three children, a daughter, 19, and 17-year-old twin boys.

Jarrahy wanted to end the marriage through mediation, dividing their assets and sharing child custody. 
Davis took the position that they were never actually legally married and there would be no division of any of their property.

The deal was very unfavorable to Jarrahy, who agreed to settle just to put this behind him and be free of the nightmare Geena has caused for him. The couple have collectively spent an astronomical amount just for the judge to rule on the validity of their marriage. 

The legal fees drove Jarrahy to the brink of bankruptcy. He had to sleep on friends’ couches, in their spare rooms, and even in his car at times in order to keep up with payments to his lawyer. He couldn’t have his kids with him while living like that, and it broke his heart.


Incubus to livestream a concert for the 20th anniversary of Morning View

On October 23, Incubus will be performing live from Morning View Drive in Malibu where they recorded the album. They will perform the whole album.

There will be 4 different times you can purchase tickets for; all streams will be the same. Choose what time works best for you!

Tickets are $19 USD and prices will go up the day of the concert.

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The OG CSI Vegas Returns Tonight!

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, now called CSI: Vegas, returns TONIGHT on CBS @ 10PM Eastern

Even without certain parts of old-school “CSI,” franchise fans are in good hands. The show is now led by Paula Newsome, a naturally empathetic performer (known for HBO’s “Barry”) and staffed across the board by a significantly more inclusive ensemble. Mel Rodriguez, a gifted comic actor, is especially welcome as a medical examiner — the role in which shows like this find room for oddballs. Petersen and Fox as Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle, as well as appearances by Wallace Langham and Paul Guilfoyle, have a torch-passing feeling, setting up a new lab’s worth of characters.


The Gil-Sara relationship, reintroduced in the pilot, remains crisp; the actors are pros, and the fundamentals — Gil’s reflexive trust in science versus Sara’s more intuitive approach — provide an elegant backstop for the new stars.


/snip/ in a landscape of procedurals that are significantly less compelling. “CSI: Vegas” is solidly built, and watching it brings to mind an era of TV, not so very long ago, when shows like this were thick on the ground.

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[Spoiler (click to open)]The show stakes its claim on audience attention early, with a violent attack on a returning character and, throughout, attempts to balance a classic dynamic with a new energy.

Where is Catherine? Her character retired. Her daughter Lindsay has a child, and they're in Dublin.

Ontd who was your favorite original CSI

Somebody else later on

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Official trailer for Joe Wright's “Cyrano” with Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, & Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Experience the greatest love story ever told in theaters this December.

Directed by Joe Wright and starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Bashir Salahuddin, and Ben Mendelsohn.


Cyrano is one of my favorites ever and I'm excited for this.

Rihanna Deigns to Give John Mayer Her Attention For Some Reason

She don't love herself! Rihanna stepped out to dinner with John Mayer today. No word on whether their convo was about music, overpriced panties, or her body being a wonderland. Maybe they were discussing the ONTD Original that OP published about him just last week!

Riri is ~allegedly~ still with A$AP Rocky, but they haven't been papped together in a while.

Who is the bigger step down?

A$AP Rocky
John Mayer
This is a Sophie's Choice of douchiness and I simply cannot pick

get a job, stay away from her