January 5th, 2022


"Cobra Kai" Actors and Creators talk Season 4 and tease Season 5

Entertainment Weekly dives deep into Season 4 of Cobra Kai with the creators of the show, actors Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and others, and tease what might happen in Season 5.

[Thomas Ian Griffith on coming out of acting retirement to play the role of Terry Silver]
Thomas Ian Griffith was working as a screenwriter and had no plans to return to acting. "My wife and I watched the first season on YouTube, and it was charming and smart and nostalgic and irreverent. I was so happy for Ralph and William. I thought they did an amazing job and truthfully never thought Terry Silver fit into this world." Even when the Cobra Kai creators called in 2020, Griffith was skeptical. "If it was a one-off, I probably wouldn't do it," he says. Then Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg "spelled out what they wanted to do, and I was like, 'Oh, wait a sec. This is something special.'" Thankfully, he was not only still in fighting shape (he's a long-time martial artist), but his hair also just happened to be ponytail ready. "It's funny, during the pandemic, we were sitting in our office, we didn't go anywhere, and I didn't get a haircut," says Griffith. "When I first Zoomed with the guys, one of them said, 'Oh, by the way, don't cut your hair.' Hayden was obsessed: 'Make sure that ponytail is as long as it was in the film,' so I think they had to add a little [hair extension] piece to make sure the ponytail was as long."

[Deteled scene from Daniels training montage]Directors filmed a scene where Johnny blindfolds Daniel and makes him chug a gross-looking pre-training smoothie. "It was supposed to be like vodka and eggs. Ralph had to drink it, and it took like an interminable amount of time for him to choke down whatever the heck the prop master made. It was like baby food in real life." Macchio says he could not drink the concoction in one shot. "I kept thinking of Stallone in the original Rocky film, taking the five eggs down, but I went for it — it just didn't make it into the episode."

[On deciding the outcome of the Daniel vs Johnny fight]Creator Jon Heald explains: "It was always a draw for us. These characters are so passionate, in terms of whose karate is 'better,'. The show is giving you that Yin and Yang, exploring [how] it's not better, it's just different. It goes to that theme over and over again. Giving one of them a win at this stage ... it would have felt inauthentic."

[What awaits the characters in Season 5]Hayden Schlossberg says “I think the fun thing about Season 5 is you get to see what would have happened in Karate Kid III had Terry Silver won. You’re really seeing a Terry Silver unleashed and in charge and in some ways more dangerous, because he has 30 years of wisdom and waiting for this moment.”

Is there a redemption arc for Kreese? "How will Kreese respond to [being taken down by Terry]? That’s a big question in Season 5. Will it bring out greater anger in him and greater darkness? Will it cause him to reflect in other kinds of ways? It could go in any potential direction with him, but we have shown that Kreese has the potential to change his ways, at least in very slight ways.”. Martin Kove says "There's a lot of suffering in season 5, and my character really goes through a lot of emotional changes."

Johnny Lawrence: "Johnny takes on the personal responsibility that he needs to right his own wrongs and make sure he's there for Miguel the way a good father would be. There's certainly a focus on Johnny trying to put the pieces together from a family standpoint while reconciling this loss at the All Valley and his livelihood."

Will Julie [from the Next Karate Kid] return? “... She was taught by Mr. Miyagi and she’s somebody who is important to the Karate Kid universe. We can’t say if she’ll return, we can’t say how she’d return if she was going to return.”



Sony and Marvel have started their Best Picture Oscar campaign for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

- [Sony has started a campaign]

for Spider-Man No Way Home to be nominated at this year's academy awards in all categories, including Best Picture.
- So far, No Way Home has raised 1.3B at the global box office, becoming the 12th most watched film ever, surpassing Black Panther. And the most watched film since the pandemic started.


ONTD, do you think they'll nominate Spider-Man?
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Jon Stewart Calls Out J.K. Rowling for Antisemitic Goblins in 'Harry Potter' Franchise

During an episode of his podcast, "The Problem with Jon Stewart", the host called out J.K. Rowling for her portrait of goblins in the Harry Potter franchise, they run the Gringotts Bank and look very similar to the antisemitic illustration in the 1903 book "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion".

~Jews control the banks~ is part of a long-existing antisemitic trope, as is jews being portraited with long noses.

Pete Davidson also called her out on it during an SNL episode in 2020:

Plus, the floor of the bank shown the first movie, literally has a Magen David on it: [TWEET WITH PIC HERE]

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Charlize Theron and Antivaxxer Justin Timberlake are in talks to join the MCU.

- Antivaxxer Justin Timberlake and Charlize Theron have recently been approached my Marvel Studios to join the MCU.
- No word yet about which roles they could have or if it's even a done deal.
- Charlize for Mystique tho. (Justin can play Rocket's poop for all i care).


Grammy Awards Officially Postponed

To the surprise of no one, the Scammy Awards have been postponed indefinitely due to the recent surge in COVID cases. No new date has been confirmed as of yet. The 2022 show was set to take place on January 31st with a full audience at its traditional venue, the Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center) in downtown Los Angeles. Last year the show was held outdoors near the arena.


Aaliyah Trends Due to Anger Over Posthumous Album

Aaliyah trended this morning on Twitter due to the collaborator announcement of Aaliyah's upcoming posthumous album UNSTOPPABLE, which drops late January. Unstoppable will feature Aaliyah’s first new music in more than fifteen years. Aaliyah died twenty years ago at the age of 22 in a plane crash.

The features list includes The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Future, Ne-Yo, and Drake, who Aaliyah’s uncle and Blackground founder, Barry Hankerson calls “one of her biggest fans.”

Fans have been criticizing the album for 1. Not including any women, and 2. Including known abusers on an album by an abuse and exploitation survivor.

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Santa Shaq: Shaquille O’Neal Gifted PS5s and Nintendo Switches To Kids At Georgia School

- O'Neal gifted thousands of consoles to an elementary school in Georgia, USA;

- Besides thousands of Nintendos and thousands of PS5s, his foundation also gifted bikes;

- "I heard an alarming stat: 15 to 20 million kids wake up on Christmas Day and not receive one gift. I felt that one time. I don’t ever want a kid to feel like that", O’Neal said. "So, as long as I’m on this Earth, I’m always trying to do what I can to make sure kids get good toys."


Vanessa Kirby will play Empress Josephine

- Ridley Scott's got a new project: Kitbag. In it Joaquin Phoenix plays Napoleon, and Kirby will be his wife: empress Josephine;

- Jodie Comer was supposed to fill the role first, but dropped out because of scheduling issues;

- The film will "tell Napoleon's story through the lens of his relationship with Josephine.";

- Josephine was six years older than Napoleon, Vanessa Kirby is 33 and Joaquin Phoenix 47.


Do you think that Joaquin is short enough to play Napoleon, ONTD?

First look at new designs for Beavis & Butt-head film... HOLY SHIT. HOW OLD AM I?!!

- The new character designs for Beavis & Butt-head have been revealed.
- Some time has passed and they're Harry-Potter-epilogue-old. Butthead has gained a lot of weight and Beavis now is old and wears glasses.
- Their new film will premiere in Paramount+.


THR Actor Roundtable



-The Hollywood Reporter invited 5 actors for their annual Rountable discussion.

-Andrew Garfield of " Tick Tick boom", Jonathan Majors of "The Harder They Fall", Nicolas Cage of "Pig", Simon Rex of "Red Rocket" , and Peter Dinklage of Cyrano" are profiled.

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Djokovic arrived in Australia with wrong kind of visa (will likely still get in to play)

- Victorian government rejected a late night request to support his visa hours before he landed in Melbourne
- Djokovic had been trying to enter with a visa that "does not permit medical exemptions for being unvaccinated"
- Border Force officials have the discretion to allow Djokovic into the country despite the Victorian government move and it is thought he will still be allowed entry into Australia and will play AO
- Sources briefed on the situation spoke anonymously but indicated it was likely Djokovic was granted the exemption for having had Covid in the last 6 months as that accounted for the majority of the TA exemptions.


He could have avoided all of this if he just got vaccinated.

Single Drunk Female Trailer | Freeform

After a public flame-out at a New York media company, 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink is forced to seize the only chance she has to sober up and avoid jail time: moving back home with her overbearing mother, Carol. Back in Greater Boston, Samantha restarts her life, working at the local grocery store while surrounded by all of the triggers that made her drink in the first place. Confronted with remnants of her old life, including run-ins with her perfect former best friend, who is now dating her ex, Samantha sets out on a path to move past her worst self and figure out her best self. Kinda. Single Drunk Female premieres Jan 20th on Freeform, next day on Hulu.


Quebec Influencers stranded in Mexico after 3 Airlines refuse to board them

A group of 150 influencers and reality stars from Quebec took a trip to Cancun which went viral for the plane ride. The group was seen partying maskless, vaping, and drinking in the aisles during their departure flight last week.

They were set to return to Quebec on Wednesday via Sunwing but the airline cancelled their tickets and refused to let them board the plane saying the group “did not accept all of the terms” and conditions the airline said were necessary “to ensure the safety of the crew and passengers.”

Later Air Transat tweeted they were aware some of the group were trying to fly home on one of their flights but also were going to refuse them. Air Canada also said on CTV news they would not allow any of the group on their planes.

There are currently two investigations into what happened on the flight one by Sunwing and the other by Transport Canada which could bring fines of up to $5000 per violation for the passengers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned their behaviour saying what they did on the plane was “completely irresponsible” and a “slap in the face” for those respecting public health guidelines.

As of now, they are all stranded in Mexico with some saying the situation is unfair as it was a minority of the group who behaved in such a way.

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Whoopi Goldberg Stunned After Testing Positive for COVID-19

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg described being shocked when she learned she tested positive for coronavirus during the show's break for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

During a remote appearance on the program while isolating at home, Goldberg declared that she was surprised when she received the positive test result because, according to her, she had been taking every necessary precaution to avoid contracting the virus.

Goldberg stated that her shock came from the fact that she was fully vaccinated, had received the vaccine booster shot and hadn't gone anywhere other than her house or "done anything."

"But that’s the thing about the omicron, you just don’t know where it is. You don’t know where it is, who’s got it, who’s passing it," she said.

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Gal Gadot wants to birth once a week

In an interview with InStyle magazine, Gal Gadot reveals that while she disliked pregnancy, she loved giving birth. She'd pop those suckers out once a week if she could.


KFC Launching Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken At Restaurants Nationwide Starting Monday

KFC will add Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken to its menus nationwide, starting Monday (1/10) for a limited time.

The launch comes after years of testing from the chain and Beyond Meat to create a meat substitute that mimicked the taste and texture of real chicken. The two companies first tested plant-based chicken at an Atlanta restaurant in August 2019 — and sold out their limited supply in less than five hours. KFC then tested the new item in Nashville, Charlotte, N.C., and southern California two years ago.

“The mission from day one was simple – make the world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken from plants,” said Kevin Hochman, president, KFC U.S. in a news release. “And now over two years later we can say, ‘mission accomplished.’”

Beyond Fried Chicken can be ordered in a combo meal that includes a medium drink and fries or à la carte in 6 or 12-piece portions. Prices vary depending on location, but start at $6.99 for six pieces and cost more for the other options.

It should be noted that Beyond Fried Chicken is cooked in the same fryer as their meat products so the chain cannot guarantee there is no cross-contamination.

KFC is counting on customers making “healthier” choices to fulfill typical New Year’s resolutions. “This is really about where the customer is going; they want to eat more plant-based proteins,” said Hochman. “It’s January, so it’s a time of New Year’s resolutions and wanting to do something different in your diet.”

“The taste is so good that they might choose it over regular fried chicken,” added Hochman.


Snyder army calls for a WB boycott

-The Snyder Stan army have decided they have had enough and call for everyone to boycott WB.

-Why the sudden boycott? While they list out all of the studios failings behind the scenes, alleged leaks for The Flash film suggest that it will erase Man of Steel/BvS/JL from whatever continuity the DCEU has and start fresh which is the real reason why they have called for the boycott.

-They refuse to watch the upcoming DC film slate that consists of The Flash/Black Adam/Aquaman 2/Shazam 2/Batgirl/Blue Beetle unless their demands are met.


Book Drama! Mysterious Manuscript Theif Busted By FBI!

The New York Times is reporting that a mysterious manuscript theif that has baffled the book world for years has finally been busted by the FBI!

Don't remember/never heard of it? See the original ONTD post here.

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Kete Take A Trip To The Bahamas Together

Kim Kardashian, 41, and Pete Davidson, 28, were photographed boarding a boat in the Bahamas on Wednesday afternoon. In other related news, Kim unfollowed Miley Cyrus on Instagram shortly after Pete and the "Can't Be Tamed" singer co-hosted their NYE event for NBC.

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Michael Keaton talks turning down Batman Forever

-Keaton was all set to return for a 3rd Batman film until a change in directors and tone put him off the role.

-Joel Schumacher wanted to make a much brighter Batman than what Burton introduced in his initial films.

-While many see Bruce Wayne as just the fake persona Batman puts on, Keaton believes the opposite. To him it has always been Bruce as the true persona.

-Keaton is set to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Flash: Flashpoint and Batgirl.

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New study boldly claims that ONTD is full of dummies

a study published late last year states that "there is a direct association between celebrity worship and poorer performance on cognitive tests" measuring both literacy and numeracy.

From the NY Post article:

"The study asked 1,763 Hungarian adults to undertake a 30-word vocabulary test and a digit symbol substitution test, before completing a “Celebrity Attitude Scale” questionnaire to determine their levels of interest in famous people.
However, the researchers were unable to determine whether celebrity obsessives perform poorly on cognitive tests because they used their brainpower thinking about A-listers, or whether they were fixated on Hollywood gossip because they were already less intelligent to begin with."



The First 10 Minutes of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Premiere

Start your engines ONTD because RuPaul’s Drag Race is back this Friday as 14 new queens compete for the title of America’s next drag superstar!

In part-one of the two episode season premiere we meet the first 7 queens including: Alyssa Hunter, Bosco, Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté, Willow Pill, Kerri Colby, June Jambalaya and Orion Story.

Mama Ru also reveals that similar the iconic season 6 that the queens will be divided into two groups and one queen will go home at the end of each episode.

ontd, who are you rooting for this season and are we ready for the discussion posts?

King of The Hill Trends Due to Revival Rumors

Mike Judge released a first look at the Beavis and Butthead revival movie for Paramount+. As a result, his other popular show King of the Hill has been trending on Twitter. Fans want a reboot for it, apparently just as much if not moreso than for Beavis and Butthead.


What's your fav King of the Hill moment?

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Sterling Shepard files for divorce from Chanel Iman


after six years together, four years married, and two daughters

“They are going to try and remain civil and friendly towards each other.”

edit since people can't red the tags: she is a pretty famous model and he is a football player

UPDATE: Djokovic's visa has been CANCELLED (he will challenge the decision in court)

- Djokovic was granted a medical exemption to come to Australia to play the AO
- He was detained at the airport as his visa did not allow for medical exemptions
- He has been detained for over 9 hours (I believe, since just after midnight Melbourne time)
- His father threatened to gather in the streets if he was not released
- The Serbian President has promised to 'fight for justice and truth'

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Guys we're only 5 days into 2022, and Serbia is going after Australia over Novak Djokovic
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Pam & Tommy | Official Trailer

The Greatest Love Story Ever Sold. Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James, Sebastian Stan, and Seth Rogen, The Hulu Original Series premieres February 2.

Set in the Wild West early days of the Internet, “Pam & Tommy” is based on the incredible true story of the Pamela Anderson (Lily James) and Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan) sex tape. Stolen from the couple’s home by a disgruntled contractor (Seth Rogen), the video went from underground bootleg-VHS curiosity to full-blown global sensation when it hit the Web in 1997. A love story, crime caper and cautionary tale rolled into one, the eight-part original limited series explores the intersection of privacy, technology and celebrity, tracing the origins of our current Reality TV Era to a stolen tape seen by millions but meant to have an audience of just two.