Placebo raise money for mental health charities via fan auction

-Placebo has raised £27,500 for mental health charities CALM and The Mercy Centre in Bangkok
-Items in the fan auction included Brian Molko's ribbed jumper from the Pure Morning video
-CALM is trying to raise awareness around young males committing suicide in the UK


If you're struggling, here is a list of suicide crisis lines around the world. Don't be afraid to reach out. <3

Parents of Late Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Reach Settlement With Car Company

In June 2016 Anton Yelchin’s 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward down the driveway of his Los Angeles home after he left the vehicle, hitting and crushing him, according to the lawsuit filed.

The settlement, filed Tuesday, ends litigation started by his parents against the car maker Fiat Chrysler.

The settlement's terms are confidential.

Sources: The Wall Street Journal The Wrap tweet Los Angeles Times

Liam Gallagher announces North American tour with Richard Ashcroft

-This May, Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft will be visiting 7 cities in 8 days
-As mentioned in this post, Liam cut his recent Lollapalooza set short because of a severe chest infection
-The presale is on now; general public onsale is Friday at 10:00 a.m.


ONTD doctors, do you think Liam will maintain his health for this tour?

Shawn Mendes nearly auditioned for the lead role in Love, Simon

Shawn was asked if the rumours of him auditioning for the lead character are true, to which the sassy Canadian singer/songwriter responds: “I would’ve loved to. Unfortunately, timing didn’t work out. It would’ve been amazing!”

He also praise Nick Robinon's performance: “Nick just did an incredible job and it was really amazing,” he said.


Céline Dion Cancels Shows Due To Surgery

Céline is having a minor ear surgery! She has a condition called Patulous Eustachian tube, which makes it hard for her to sing.
She’s been having a lot of issues with it for the past year and half and they have been using ear medications but it hasn’t been working lately.
She says “I apologize to everyone who planned to travel to Las Vegas to see my show. I know how disappointing this is, and I'm so sorry.“
Céline has canceled her shows from March 27th (includes the show set on her 50th birthday for March 30th) to April 18th.

On a lighter note, here’s a cute post of Céline wishing her mom a happy 91st birthday the other day!
celinedion Happy Birthday, Mom! You are an infinite source of comfort and inspiration. I love you, Céline xx... 📸 : @denisetruscello

SOURCES: cbc / @celinedion instagram

Joel Edgerton Joins the Cast of Netflix's 'The King'

  • Joel Edgerton was already co-writing The King, but he's also taking a starring role.

  • Edgerton joins a cast that includes Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson.

  • The film is being directed by David Michôd (War Animals) and is being produced by Plan B.

  • Chalamet is playing the young prince who inheirits the crown, while Edgerton will be his trusted advisor.


I figured this was going to happen, tbh.

Kevin Sorbo Dropped by Fan Convention for Political Views; Says "Free Speech is Gone Now"

Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo was dropped from an upcoming appearance at ThunderCon, a fan convention in Ontario, Canada, due to his conservative political views.

"Freedom of speech is gone now. I don't know what I said that offended them," says Sorbo, who then suggests that it might be a "publicity stunt" by the convention.

Some fans had expressed their disapproval of Sorbo's invitation to the convention due to social media posts like this tweet he sent out last last month:

ThunderCon media manager Heather Dickson says "We didn't do our homework. Normally, we do checks, and we didn't. We didn't know that he's very active and vocal politically in ways that are distressing to our communities."

"You want the con to be a safe place. You want the con to be a place that is inclusive, and welcoming, and with somebody that has very, very public views ... against certain elements of the community, it just wouldn't be a comfortable space."

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John Oliver’s gay bunny book sold 180,000 copies in just two days

• A follow up to this and this post.

John Oliver stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about his new LGBTQ bunny book (written by Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller) titled “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.”

• Beating the Pence family and James Comey’s not-yet published A Higher Loyalty on the best selling list as well as selling out was completely unexpected for Oliver. “At that point, it’s getting ridiculous,” Oliver told Meyers with a laugh. “It sold 180,000 copies so far, which is definitely more than we were prepared for.”

• “You made the terrible mistake of giving the money away,” Meyers replied.

• Oliver agrees with Seth, “I’m sure HBO will find it absolutely hilarious they’re getting no money out of this.”

Though the first printing has already sold out, Oliver assured viewers that more are being printed, and that the book will soon be physically available in bookstores as well.

• Watch the full interview above and support this gay bunny agenda by purchasing a copy today!

♪♪ A cause for celebration, Marlon Bundo's emancipation! ♪♪

ONTD, what's your favorite LGBTQ children's book?

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