January 10th, 2022

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Novax Djokovic Can Remain in Australia, Judge Rules



The government's decision to cancel his visa has been voided or declared invalid.

The government must pay Djokovic's costs as agreed or assessed.

The government must "take all necessary steps" to immediately release Djokovic from detention, which must happen no more than 30 minutes after the decision was made.

Djokovic's passport and all other personal effects must be returned to him.

After announcing his decision, Judge Anthony Kelly explained that Djokovic had not been given sufficient notice of his visa cancelation, or enough time by the government to prepare materials.

"The applicant (Djokovic) was told at 5:20 a.m. on Thursday, 6th January 2022, that he could have until 8:30 a.m. to provide comment in response to a notice of intention to consider cancelation," said Kelly. "The applicant's comments were then sought at 6:14 a.m. instead. The delegate's (the Ministry of Home Affairs) decision was made at 7:42 a.m. The applicant was thus denied until 8:30 a.m. to make comments. If the applicant had had until 8:30 a.m, he could have consulted others and made submissions to the delegate about why his visa should not be canceled."

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‘Encanto’ Soundtrack Surges to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart



Following its Disney+ release, Encanto soundtrack has jumped to #1 on Billboard 200, with 72k equivalent album units. Encanto also became the first album to dethrone Adele's 30, which has been atop the chart since its release in November and dropped to #2 with 57 equivalent album units.

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ONTD Original: 2021 OPM in Review (Original Filipino music)

OPM (Original Pinoy Music) refers to a genre of music from the Philippines. To qualify, the song must be originally released in PH and produced and performed by Filipino singers who primarily reside and promote in PH. (So as proud as Filipinos are with Olivia Rodrigo's 2021 success, she will not count here.) Only songs released in 2021 will be featured in this review, with reference to the artist's past works.

1. BREAK OUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR: ZACK TABUDLO
2021 was an epic year for the former The Voice Kids PH contestant, who at 19, broke the Spotify PH chart record with his song "Binibini" (Young Lady). The song was featured in the evening gown competition of Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines). His other release, "Habang Buhay" (Forever) is trending as a dance on Tiktok. With a strong Gen Z following, Tabudlo paves the way for a new generation of OPM lovers. (Fun fact: his music videos feature real life celeb couples)


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Disclaimer: These are my personal picks but you are welcome to post your own recommendations of your OPM faves in the comments, let's spread the love of OPM!

sources: my own opinions, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
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This Week's US Soap Opera Promos (January 10th-14th, 2022)

This week on the US Daytime Soaps...

General Hospital



Loved the trial scenes a few weeks back. I enjoyed Michael’s plan blow up in his face. What is up with Michael lately though? He’s been a shit character for years but it’s like they’re not even trying to make him seem likeable (though I think the writers assume we’ll be rooting for him by default?) From his scenes in the courthouse after Willow’s testimony to his scenes with Willow and Harmony the other day, Michael is seeming more and more like a controlling, abusive asshole. He’s officially worse than Peter in my eyes now. At least I know we’re not supposed to be rooting for him.

Speaking of…why is Peter still alive? Speculation online seems to be favoring a murder mystery surrounding Peter. Whatever. Just off the motherfucker.

Loved seeing Tracy back! Loved that she figured out the Baily/Louise switch in almost no time.

As for Luke being dead. I’m not fully convinced he’s dead with Victor apparently being behind it and with Holly also still being presumed dead and kept prisoner somewhere. There’s no way in Hell Tony Geary is ever coming back (not that I’d ever want to see Luke again). I hope the character is dead but killing him off-screen and hypothetically reviving him off-screen seems hella pointless.


GH Spoilers for the Week

Days of Our Lives



I’ve seen some people talk about wanting a EJ x Belle pairing, since if Sami’s never returning full-time, the show needs a full-time pairing for EJ but I don’t like that idea for either Belle or EJ.

DOOL Spoilers for the Week

The Young and the Restless

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The Bold and the Beautiful

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*Eyeroll* Steffy wanting her parents back together feels like it’s more about “winning” over the Logans than it is about wanting what is best for her parents. Sort of like how it felt like Brooke & Taylor’s involvement with their daughters’ relationships with Liam was more of a proxy war against their romantic rival than anything else.

I wasn't a fan of how lazily they handled Brooke's initial "alcoholism" story however many years ago and I'm not necessarily thrilled at how they're revisiting it now.


B&B Spoilers for the Week

This Week in Soaps history...

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Sorry for no post last week!

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Bob Saget's Family and Friends React to His Untimely Death at 65



Following his sudden death at 65, Bob Saget's family has released a statement. It says:

"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.

Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world."

Social media has been flooded with tributes by Bob's friends, colleagues and fans. Most noted his kindness above all else.

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And Jon Lovitz continues to uphold some decency:



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MJ Rodriguez reacts to Golden Globe win

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MJ Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama tv series last night. She’s the first trans woman to win a Golden Globe.

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Amy Schneider, highest earning female and openly trans contestant on Jeopardy, wins over $1 million



Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, CA, has been constantly breaking records on Jeopardy. Just months ago, she became the first openly trans contestant to qualify for Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions, as well as the show's highest-earning female contestant in its history.

On her 28th appearance on the show on January 7, Schneider broke another record: she accrued over a million dollars in winnings, making her the 4th contestant ever to do so over a regular season and her winning bounty the 4th largest in the show's history after Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Matt Amodio.



In an interview with the Associated Press, Schneider cites Laverne Cox and Natasha Muse as her inspirations, and is proud of a podcast that she did on Downton Abbey. Her greatest asset as a contestant is her strength in the Final Jeopardy round, which she has only missed 3 times out of 28 so far.

You can watch some of Schneider's highlights below:






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Andy Cohen shares why he never dated Anderson Cooper



The real housewives mastermind shared that even though he and journalist, Anderson Cooper, are inseparable, single and have great chemistry with each other, Cohen would not date him, adding that they’re just friends and that their friendship has become so strong through the years, that attraction is no longer on the table.

He acknowledges that Cooper is a handsome guy and reveals that they actually were to met each other firstly on a blind date set up by friends in the 90’s, but during a phone call leading to that date, Cohen committed a faux pas, that is a deal breaker for Cooper, he asked about his mother, late heiress, socialite, fashion icon and designer, Gloria Vanderbilt, immediately discarding Cohen as a romantic partner; however they remained in touch and with the passing of the years, became good friends, with the pair’s bond strengthening when each became fathers.

What’s your deal breaker, ONTD?

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Zendaya Issues Content Warning Before Euphoria Premiere



Zendaya issued a content reminder for fans hours ahead of Euphoria's long-awaited season two premiere. She said in part:

"I do want to reiterate to everyone that Euphoria is for mature audiences...Please only watch it if you feel comfortable...either way you are still loved and I can still feel your support."

She issued a similar warning in 2019 before the first season premiere.

The HBO series deals with extreme subject matter, which includes drug abuse, sexuality, nudity, self-harm, assault, rape, and domestic violence, all involving teens.

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Murderer Robert Durst is Dead



Convicted murderer, real estate empire heir and creep Robert Durst is dead. He died from cardiac arrest while serving a life sentence in prison at the age of 78. Durst was convicted of the 2000 murder of Susan Berman was suspected of two more murders (including the disappearance of his first wife). He was the subject of the 2015 HBO documentary The Jinx which famously ends with audio of Durst in the washroom confessing to the murders with no one realizing his mic was still on. The documentary brought renewed interest in the case which eventually led to Durst's arrest and conviction.

The video in question is under the cut

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2022 Golden Globes Full Winners List



Television
Best Drama Series: “Succession”
Best Musical or Comedy Series: “Hacks”
Best Limited Series: “The Underground Railroad”
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Film
Best Motion Picture — Drama: “The Power of the Dog”
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy: “West Side Story”
Best Motion Picture — Animated: “Encanto”
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The Chainsmokers Threaten Us With Return To Music Since 2019




After wiping their social media accounts and keeping a low profile from music since about 2019, the two DJ dudebros of EDM (The Chainsmokers: comprising of Alexander “Alex” Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart) are plotting their return to music in 2022 and we have to ask, why? The duo, best known for their no. 1 hit "Closer" with Halsey, who had that infamous Rolling Stone interview, had a weird feud with Gaga, and told Billboard both of their penises combined measure 17.34 inches "tip to tip", teased clips on Instagram.

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Bel-Air | Official Trailer | Peacock Original



Bel-Air is streaming February 13th on Peacock: https://pck.tv/3DcdDDy

Synopsis: Set in modern-day America, Peacock’s new one-hour drama series Bel-Air reimagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known.

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ1uG91Bbls
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Keep Getting Them Coins, Ellen - GA Renewed for 19th Season

Darlings, the only constant our millenial lives is staying on tv for ONE MORE SEASON!



Grey's Anatomy got early renewal for season 19. Yes 19. We'll never be free and this OP is rather pleased about it

ONTD, will you munnifest Owen's departure?

Source: https://twitter.com/GreysABC/status/1480603331018043400?t=L7IHAdY2SnzYNGiDG5vExg&s=19
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Emily in Paris renewed for 2 more seasons



Netflix has renewed Emily in Paris for not one but TWO more seasons.

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Also, in case you still didn't know:

Katy Perry and Alesso Drop Music Video for "When I'm Gone"



Katy Perry is still kicking. She has a new music video with Alesso for their song "When I'm Gone." It premiered tonight during the College Football Playoff National Championship. The choreo is giving Hilary Duff with more energy, but I don't hate it. It's a fine-ish video for a fine-ish song for a fine-ish pop star.

She is also trending above the CFP National Championship. Katy returns to prime time with American Idol on ABC this week.




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THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE Trailer



When a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, it blocks the entrance indefinitely and ruins the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.

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