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- 08/08/15--15:45: ONTD Original: 5 modern black & white movies you should watch.
- Who is A?
- Who is Red Coat?
- Who killed Bethany Young?
- Who hit Alison with a rock?
- Why is A doing this?
- Who killed Toby's mother?
- Who killed Jessica DiLaurentis?
- 08/08/15--16:11: Taylor Swift Wants Us to Believe that She is a DS2 Fan
- 08/08/15--16:11: Zhris Mrown rising?
- 08/08/15--22:43: 📢📢📢BREAKING NEWS: NICKI MINAJ IS PREGNANT!!!!!!!!📢📢📢 👪
- 08/09/15--06:52: Mariah isnt going to her high school reunion
- 08/09/15--06:53: TV's 10 worst plot twists according to Sydney Morning Herald
- 08/09/15--07:59: Wendy Williams falls off stage in Houston & takes a nasty fall!
- 08/09/15--07:59: Ed Sheeran is dating Nicole Scherzinger
- 08/09/15--08:00: Taylor Swift by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair September 2015
- 08/09/15--09:12: Meet Jen Majura, new guitarist and co-singer for Evanescence
- 08/09/15--09:34: File this under Tragic: Floptastic Flop
- 08/09/15--13:33: Taylor Swift about to cave to China's censorship
- 08/09/15--13:34: sunday shay post: so many photo shoots!
-kiran gandhi, mia's drummer, ran the london marathon while free-bleeding
-she decided to this to combat the stigma of menstruation
-she wanted to encourage women not to be embarrassed about their periods
-she said: "I ran the whole marathon with my period blood running down my legs"
-WARNING: pictures of her freebleeding are under the cut
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There has yet to be another Awkward Black Girl since the watershed web series wrapped in early 2013, but - in 2015 - the web is flooded with new short-form series starring strong, flawed and unapologetic black women. While network television has its Olivias and Mary Janes, the Internet boasts a more appealing palette of black women. From typecast actresses to interracial dating to being black and broke in the city, web series have it covered in 2015. For Harriet has been the go-to guide in what to watch when it comes to POC and WOC in web series. Featured is a compilation of their more recent recommendations and their addictive first episodes.
Black Actress is the first web series to explore the struggles that black actresses face in a darkly humorous and honest way; from type casting to competitiveness to the limited roles. Our girl Hazel from Degrassi: TND, Andrea Lewis, acts as creator and producer of the show, as well as playing lead character Kori Bailey. In an interesting twists, episodes are bookended with docu-style vignettes with familiar Black actresses, such as Essence Atkins and Reagan Gomez (who famously produced her own web series last year Almost Home).
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: 50% UnReal, 50% Girls
Why For Harriet says you should watch: The caliber of WOC in the industry attached. Women like Tatyana Ali and Essence Atkins going in-depth on the nature of the industry and Andrea Lewis is "a pleasure to watch."
This light and instantly lovable anti-rom-com series features two black women navigating the scary, scary world of app dating. The real secret weapon here is powerhouse writer/producer Lena Waithe, hot off of her last web series Twenties. Hello Cupid follows two best friends, Whitney and Robin, and their mishaps in online dating.
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: Sex And The City
Why For Harriet says you should watch: It's all about Lena. She is masterfully creating "believable, interesting characters and dialogue". As one of the leading black storytellers on the bubble of success, her latest is true-to-life and impeccably produced. Like Twenties, it's another series worthy of a full-length primetime or cable reimagining.
Drty Diana is the dark comedy taking on black millennial angst. Cassi Maddox stars as the flawed and complicated Nyaomi, a mid-twenties alternative chick trying to get her life together. The overall synopsis is steeped in mystery but the titular character is real and black womanhood has never looked this rebellious.
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: Being Mary Jane
Why For Harriet says you should watch: Maddox’s portrayal of Nyaomi/Diana. She's deadpan, brooding to a fault, and consistently problematic. She even opens the first episode narrating "It’s not that I want to kill myself, because I don’t. But if something were to happen to me, I wouldn’t be sad about it, you know?'"
ACKEE & SALTFISH
Ackee & Saltfish is inspired by a short film of the same name. The series follows quirky besties Olivia and Rachel as they... actually don’t really do all that much. But yet the chemistry is infectious and the humor is bingeworthy. The dialogue is snappy and Emeke’s witticisms feel so fresh, it's hard to find anything else on the web (or on television) like Ackee & Saltfish.
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: Literally like nothing else on TV. Just watch!
Why For Harriet says you should watch: Emeke’s dialogue, without a doubt. It's refreshing and offbeat, but also comfortingly familiar. Plus their British background adds a fun "flavour" rarely seen in minority-led web series.
THE PECULIAR KIND
The Peculiar Kind is a gritty experimental and docu-style series that looks into the lives and experiences of queer women of color with candid and unscripted conversations. LGBTQ or not, every woman in this series is smart as hell and flawlessly beautiful in her own way. There's something here for everyone.
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: The Real L Word
Why you should watch: The series boasts an impressive guest cast, including an appearance from Odd Future’s Syd Tha Kyd, "one of the most prominent Black lesbians in music today". Beyond the series, the brand is also expanded with extra episodes and a documentary as well.
When it comes to web series, what are your faves ONTD?
So I don’t really know what counts as ``modern´´ but I decided to go from 2010 and up. So if you wonder why movies like Persepolis or Sin City aren’t on the list it’s because they came out before 2010!
Enjoy and share your favorite black and white movie (old or new)
1. Frances Ha
IMDB Ratings: Comedy, Drama
Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness
IMDB Ratings: 7,4/10
Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in.
IMDB Ratings: 7,0/10
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been.
4. The Artist
IMDB Ratings: 8,0/10
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down.
5. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
IMDB Ratings: 7,1/10
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Youtube Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films, Fresh Movie Trailers, Disney Movie Trailers, Trailers, VICE
- After 6 years of endless teasing and clues, the main storyline of Pretty Little Liars finally comes to a conclusion.
- The showrunner Marlene King promises that all answers will be revealed, such as:
- The next season is described as Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl and Sex And The City.
-During an interview Chris said he'd be open to working with Zayn because he's his "homeboy" and they're on the same label
-Chris also said he'd want to collab with Zayn because he has a huge fanbase and fans are waiting to hear his music
-Chris also made note that he's not very selective about who he works with because he's on everyone's songs.
-Zayn has yet to comment, though he has shown appreciation for Chris' music in the past. His fans are also very eager for the collaboration to happen.
I think this collab is def going to happen, like Chris said he isn't too selective and it'd be the easiest way to get him some cred.
taylor sang trap queen with her
Fetty Wap sold his soul to the white devil Taylor Swift in exchange for his left eye— Denisse (@nisssepaul) August 9, 2015
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He knocked up Nicki it's lit pic.twitter.com/sVssWuowxW— Dino Hatfield (@BALTsneakerShow) August 9, 2015
Meek joins Nicki on stage, and she goes on to say "make some noise for my BABY-FATHER!"
Mimi told [banned source] she will not be attending her high school reuninion, stating "Why would I go to anything I didn’t create myself?" Instead of going to her high school reunion, she created one.
In 1999, Mariah filmed a special at her high school, she performed and went around the school reminising and talking to school staff, you can watch that special here-
No she did not take the students to a concert venue, she brought her stage into the gym
ONTD, How was your reunion? If you haven't been, are you looking forward to it?
3. Gossip Girl
We should all blame Chair fans for this.
2. How I Met Your Mother
Publishing company Last Gasp started a pledge on kickstarter to raise $36,000 to print and distribute about 4000 hardcover copies of the manga "Barefoot Gen" to schools and libraries for educational purposes. "Barefoot Gen" is a manga series by author Keiji Nakazawa (1939-2012) and details semi-autobiographical accounts of his experiences as a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The manga has spun several adaptations, including two anime features, live action films and TV series, and books. (There is also interest in Hollywood to make a film based on it).
From the kickstarter campaign:
August 6, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Today, the danger posed by nuclear weapons is as great as ever, yet few people survive who witnessed their horror.
Keiji Nakazawa's manga illustrates the true impact of nuclear weapons when used against a civilian population. It is vital reading for people of all ages, and especially for today's youth.
By keeping this tragedy in our collective consciousness, we can strive to never repeat it and guide humanity towards a course of peace.
With your support we hope to share the message of Gen with tomorrow's leaders.
Today also marks the second atom bomb drop by the US on Nagasaki 70 years ago.
- Wendy Williams fell off stage last night at her comedy tour called The Sit Down Tour in Houston. She got back up and stood there with her hands on her hips posing for the cameras! She doesn't seem to be hurt
ONTD, have you ever fell down in public and did you recover? (slow news day, but i got you boo)
-According to The Sun (lol), Ed and Nicole has been spending lots of time with each other after they worked together in the studio and is now "in the early stages of dating"
-Nicole recently attended one of Ed's Wembley gigs and then the pair had a romantic drink together at the local boozer in Suffolk, Ed's
-A source: "When she split from Lewis (Hamilton), she was heartbroken but ended up playing Ed’s songs on a loop. They're extremely close. Nicole says he is the male version of her."
tl:dr;Terry Balsamo co-writer, guitarist has left the band and Jen Majura has taken his place. She will be a co-writer, guitarist and an additional singer for Evanescence.
We have big news to share.
After 2 albums, countless adventures around the world and on the stage, Terry's time with Evanescence has come to an end. As difficult as that is, we stand unified knowing it's the right thing for all of us. We will ALWAYS love you, Terry, and wish you all the happiness, health, and love in the world!
Now for the exciting part of this announcement: Ladies and gentlemen, meet Jen Majura.
After scouring the globe, I found Evanescence's missing piece in South Germany. She plays like a supervillan, sings like an angel, and laughs like a great friend. We spent a few days together last week in New York sharing eerily familiar life stories, sushi, artistic inspiration, other people's shoes, and SO many laughs! (Yeah, okay, and maybe there were a couple of stiff drinks mixed in there).
We are all so excited to play together this fall and bring the show to a whole new level. CAN'T WAIT! I know you will show her all the love and respect a strong, talented woman deserves. I couldn't be happier to welcome our new sister to the band.
P.S. This is the time to be shouting out setlist requests, we're working on it now Anything is possible! So bring it!!!
Hey, it's me! Your [as of lately] daily bringer of Floptastic Flop news! Let's get right to it!
Fantastic Four (2015) was originally tracking a $40-50 million opening weekend. I told you yesterday that it was official that Fantastic Four was flopping and was struggling to make it to $30 million. just444 later commented that it was on track for a $28 million opening weekend.
Sorry, Fox! It looks like Fantastic Four will only make $26.2 million during its opening weekend. How tragic is that? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the one that came out in 1990, made $25,398,367 during its opening weekend. Blade II opened with $32,528,016.
It also did not take the #1 spot at the box office. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation is #1 during its second week with $29.4 million.
- Only made $11 million on Friday, that includes $2.7 million from Thursday showings.
- Dropped 25% on Saturday.
- Has a C- Cinemascore.
- Massive second week drop expected.
- Only expected to make $60-65 million domestically. Its budget was $120 million (no clue if that includes advertising). It could potentially make less than Chronicle's $64.5 million domestic total and that had a budget of $12 million.
- Only made $34.1 million overseas for a $60 million worldwide debut.
- Would be lucky to reach $200 million worldwide. Fantastic Four (2005) made $330,579,719 Worldwide and Rise of the Silver Surfer made $289,047,763.
Also in June, an unidentified insider "close to the situation" revealed that the older Fantastic Four movies were removed from Amazon and iTunes so they wouldn't distract the promotion of the reboot. Looks like that didn't help!
So far, none of the people associated with this movie or even the studio has commented on Fantastic Four since it debuted. Trank admitted it was a flop before Thursday showings. Producer Simon Kinberg said it was not a disaster on August 3rd. He also said on Thursday (before showings) that Fantastic Four and X-Men would have nothing to do with each other because parallel universes. 20th Century Fox is expected to say something Monday, when studios usually provide "official" numbers.
Here's a juicy rumor for you to end this post. It is not confirmed at all. Fox is supposedly going to postpone the Fantastic Four sequel and release Deadpool 2 on its June 9, 2017 date.
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
FKA Twigs Says Being Married To Robert Pattinson Won't Affect Creativity, Admits To Having Never Seen 'Twilight' http://t.co/ZR8KKpmt8z— Gossip Cop (@GossipCop) August 9, 2015
Taylor's "T.S. 1989" merch is a little controversial in china due to the unintended reference to the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen square (something the Chinese government censors references to and basically tries to minimize or cover up). Taylor may be removing this merchandise from China to fall in line with government censorship. I guess she will only stand up to billionaires if it's profitable.
ontd, has your fave ever redesigned merch due to censorship?
- Michaela DePrince, as you may recall, is the Sierra Leone-born ballerina whose journey from an orphan – shunned for her vitiligo – to an internationally renowned ballerina, has captured the attention and hearts of dance lovers around the world.
- By age 14 she starred in a documentary, First Position, as she competed and won a prestigious scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre.
- Today, at 20, she's a member of the Dutch National Ballet as a coryphée. (A ballet dancer ranking above a member of the corps de ballet and below a soloist.)
- Her ultimate dream is to inspire young girls and open a school in Sierra Leone.
- MGM has bought the film rights to her memoir Taking Flight which was published in October 2014.
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shaym: Some brunch…WE SHOOT! A lil glam to start off this Sunday morning 💋💃📷 #worknowplaylater
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shaym: Had sooo much fun shooting with the @thecoveteur today! QOTD: What should my next pool toy be?!? 💁❓
shaym: *imagine a flamingo emoji*
i broke my own no-posting rule, because these are too pretty