The Rise and Fall of the iPod

When you think of Apple you probably think of the iPhone. But just 15 years ago, its hit product was the iPod. The iPod changed the way we listen to music and helped grow Apple into one of the biggest companies in the world. But the iPod went from accounting for almost half of Apple's revenue to not even being promoted by the company. Today, the only iPod Apple sells is the iPod touch, having discontinued the iPod Classic, Nano, and Shuffle.

RIP Clunky Legend.

ONTD, did you own an iPod during its heyday?

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The Man will be Taylor Swift's next single + Miss Americana Q&A

The Man will be Taylor's next single on Tuesday. Below is a video from Miss Americana's Q&A and some quotes from the film where Taylor says "fuck that" to Trump potentially coming after her for her IG post calling out his administration's homophobia.

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Bambi remake officially in works at Disney

The studio has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Chaos Walking) to pen the screenplay for the live-action remake.
Will be similar to The Jungle Book and Lion King remakes.


Gabrielle Union Responds to Terry Crew's Comments About Her Firing from AGT

Yesterday, during an interview on the 3rd hour of the Today Show, Terry Crews was asked about Gabrielle Union's firing and reports of racism and sexism on America's Got Talent. Terry is a judge on the new season.

Terry responded: “First of all, I can’t speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments,” he said. “That was never my experience … in fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”

Terry went on to doubt Gabrielle's claims because they came from an "unknown source."

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Variety broke the story and cited multiple unnamed sources from AGT. Twitter has been dragging him all day and he's currently trending. There has been an outpouring of support to Gabrielle.

Gabrielle was one of the first celebs to publicly support Terry when he revealed his sexual assault.

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Gabrielle responded to the outpouring of support and appeared to address Terry's comments.

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Donald Trump steals Star Trek's Starfleet logo for his Space Force

Donald Trump revealed the logo for his vanity project and it looks awfully familiar. Are you gonna join the Space Force, ontd?


Soooo, how did you like episode 1 of Star Trek Picard?

Becky Lynch wants "Women's" dropped from Division/Titles

- RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch recently set a new WWE record for most combined days as either Raw or SmackDown Women's Champion since the titles were reinstated back in 2016. She has beat Alexa Bliss' previous record of 505 days.
- Earlier this week on WWE Backstage she pushed for more gender equality in the WWE. "The best thing for the women's division right now is we eliminate the term 'women's.' It's now starting to hold us back. We're now going, 'this is the women's segment. this is the women's thing.' Why do we need that division?"
- Following her statement, NXT has announced that the NXT Women's title is going to be simply known as the NXT Championship, the exact same name as the title Adam Cole holds.
- Becky clarified her statements on Twitter saying "The term “women” can limit openings because phrases like, “there’s already a women’s match on the show” is still in wrestling’s historical DNA."
- It's unclear if Smackdwon and Raw will follow NXT, but OP thinks it's really doubtful.

Source + 1,

Nancy Drew "Dies" in New Comic for her 90th Anniversary so the Hardy Boys Can Solve Her Death

-Nancy's death and the subsequent investigation is the plot for the upcoming monthly comic book series Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew from Dynamite. This follows another monthly series Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie and brings back writer Anthony Del Col. The first issue comes out in April

-"Over the years, there have been a lot of difficult mysteries to solve in the lives of Nancy Drew as well as the Hardy brothers. But I wanted to top them all, and so put together the ultimate case – solving Nancy’s death! Joe Eisma and I have had a blast really coming up with some twists and turns that all fans – new and old – of Nancy, Frank and Joe will enjoy," said writer Anthony Del Col.

Artist Joe Eisma added, "Anthony and I have crafted a white knuckle ride of twists and turns for Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. Whether you're new to these characters or a long time fan, you won't want to miss this book!"

-Her death is most likely a fakeout, but it's still a weird choice to commemorate a long running character's anniversary this way.

what the fuck

Demi Lovato opens up about emotional journey behind new song "Anyone" to be performed at GRAMMYs

In a new interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe, Demi Lovato has opened up about recording vocals for "Anyone," a new song to be debuted at Sunday's 62nd GRAMMY Awards ceremony, four days before overdosing on fentanyl-laced Oxycodone on July 24, 2018.

"I almost listen back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help," Lovato says of the song. "And you kind of listen back to it, and you kind of think, how did nobody listen to this song and think, 'Let's help this girl.' You know what I'm saying?

"I remember being in the hospital and listening to this song. It had been a week after I'd been in the hospital, and I was finally awake, and I remember hearing back the songs I had just recorded and thinking, 'If there's ever a moment where I get to come back from this, I want to sing this song.'"

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Lori Tan Chinn talks about her long career and racism in the arts

  • Chinn plays Awkwafina's grandmother in the new series Nora From Queens, based on Awkwafina's life and her close relationship with her grandmother

  • Chinn says she was ready to give up acting and go on food stamps before landing the role

  • Born in Seattle but ran off to NYC to become a dancer and actress

  • A lot of her early roles (and even later roles) involved awful Asian stereotypes

  • When there were decent roles for Asian women she often lost out to white women, including Meryl Streep

  • Doesn't blame Meryl Streep for taking the role but still has a personal shit list of non-Asian actresses who play Asian (Emma Stone gets a shout out)

  • Credits the NYC African-American arts community with nurturing her career and keeping her employed (solidarity between poc!)

  • Her role in Orange is the New Black did not pay well and she still had to work odd jobs to survive

  • Her role in Nora From Queens is the most liberating and fun role she's ever had

  • Is happy that there is currently a cinematic Asian-American new wave but is obviously sad it didn't occur when she was younger

  • Money is still a problem though


ONTD fave films from the Asian-American new wave?

Here's A Video of Selena Gomez Stanning Jennifer Aniston

—Jennifer Aniston hosted the Ellen DeGeneres Show today.
Selena Gomez starts off by saying to the audience, "are you guys kidding me? Rachel was my life!"
—Sel gets all jumpy and lively telling Jen how iconic Friends is.
—They both stan pizza and have shared one in the past.
—They first met in a bathroom back when nobody knew who Selena Gomez was. But they didn't actually 'meet', it was just an encounter for Selena. She says Jen was everything she ever hoped for.
—Rare debuted at #1 and Jen mentions that it's been giving Selena the greatest reviews of her career.

Selena's personality shines in this video. It's evident that this is an interview she genuinely enjoys. OP recommends you watch this vid if you have time for a light-hearted watch.