PBS Announces Book List for The Great American Read





* list includes classics such as The Color Purple, Frankenstein, The Handmaid's Tale, and The Joy Luck Club.

* pop culture faves/faves to hate are included as well such as The Hunger Games, Twilight, Fifty Shades of Gray, and Ready Player One.

* Voting opens up after the series premiere on May 22

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No Shirley Jackson :(

Hamilton Actor Javier Muñoz Goes Into Hiding Following Targeted Harassment



Following the Hamilton cast's speech to show attendee, the Vice President we didn't want Mike Pence, lead actor and Lin-Manuel Miranda understudy Javier Muñoz began to be harrassed on social media. The messages got so violent in nature that he had to delete his facebook.

After harrassment reached the theatre, he stopped doing stage doors and soon, the harrassment reached his doorstep. After finding the harrassment to be local, Javier is relocating for his own safety.

All the best to him.

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Johnny Depp Dropped By Second Law Firm In A Month



Johnny Depp's legal team had dumped him just before their trial was about to start. This is the second time he has been dumped by his lawyers. Just two weeks ago, his former attorneys dropped him.

Johnny is in a $25 million fraud trial with his former business managers. He accused them of stealing his money. They accused him of spending recklessly and making his own damn self broke.

According to them, Depp's day-to-day expenses alone totaled $2 million a month. He owned 14 homes, had a massive collection of art, guitars, wine, memorabilia, and rare artifacts. He paid $10 million annually to friends, family, and bodyguards. The firm even had to loan him $5 million dollars when the actor was desperate for cash.

ONTD, how much does your lifestyle cost?

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Avicii Dead at 28




- The Swedish DJ, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead today in Muscat, Oman.
- His death was confirmed by his publicist.
- "The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."
- In 2016, he had retired from performing live due to health issues, including “acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking."

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So young :(
RIP

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*NSYNC 'Dirty Pop-Up' Shop Coming to LA Featuring Official Merch Capsule Collection

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*NSYNC fans will “get another chance to relive the group's everlasting legacy via a nostalgic, immersive *NSYNC-centric pop-up experience called "Dirty Pop-Up." The free, limited-run shop will be open from Apr. 28-May 1 at Cinematic Pictures (6801 Hollywood Blvd.) and will celebrate the group's 20-year history with the launch of the *NSYNC official merchandise capsule collection.”

“The pop-up will give fans first looks at a limited inventory of official merchandise, as well as an immersive photo activation that will pay homage to iconic visuals from throughout the group's career.”

The clothes and accessories will also be available for purchase online via the official *NSYNC website, starting from April 30.

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It's finally happening!!! I don’t live in the US so there’s no chance for me to check out the pop-up thing. I’d love to get my hands on some merch but let’s be real, it’s gonna cost a bomb for sure 😩 Still, I’m hoping the stuff looks nice and the organisers are prepared to be overrun by the MASSIVE crowds lol. I wonder if the guys are gonna be there??

And of course Justin hasn't made a peep about any of this...


ETA: Lance will be there, apparently! "And yes I’ll be there. But when?? More details coming soon."

ETA 2: A preview of some of their merch... let’s hope they’ve got other designs too 👀

Happy 4/20! The Backstreet Boys Celebrate 25 Years as a Boy Band

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Did Backstreet Boys contribute to the soundtrack of your youth?

Ben Gibbard Performs "And I Love Him" on Conan



Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie fame) performed a reimagined cover of The Beatles song "And I Love Her" to promote a complilation album called Universal Love, which was released last week. The MGM sponsored album is composed of six covers of wedding songs that are LGBT inclusive, including St. Vincent's "And Then She Kissed Me", Kele Okereke's "My Guy", and Kesha's "I Need a Woman to Love". Listen to the full album via Annie's link below, or check it out on your fave streaming service.

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I'll always love Ben Gibbard's pretentious ass, and this is cute even if it's #sponcon. What's your ideal wedding song, ONTD?