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- 09/23/15--21:28: _Scream King Nick Jo...
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- 09/23/15--21:44: _Love Continues to b...
- 09/23/15--21:52: _Sandra Lee is cance...
- 09/23/15--22:16: _LA Times: How 'Scre...
- 09/23/15--22:32: _"Good Burger" is re...
- 09/24/15--16:59: _Homeland Post
- 09/24/15--17:03: _Harry Potter & the ...
- 09/24/15--17:31: _Watch Courtney Stod...
- 09/24/15--17:42: _NYT Gives 'Quantico...
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- 09/24/15--18:04: _Actress, Director M...
- 09/24/15--18:04: _Ali Landry's Father...
- 09/23/15--21:29: Luke Evans Dishes on New 'Beauty & The Beast' Songs
- 09/23/15--21:30: BBC1 Autumn/Winter Showreel
- 09/23/15--21:31: Netflix study shows when viewer gets hooked on their shows
- 09/23/15--21:44: michael b. jordan: "all lives matter!" x gq
- 09/23/15--21:44: Love Continues to be dead: Glenn Close and Husband Divorce
- 09/23/15--21:52: Sandra Lee is cancer free
- 09/23/15--22:32: "Good Burger" is resurrected on the Tonight Show!
- 09/24/15--16:59: Homeland Post
- 09/24/15--17:31: Watch Courtney Stodden as a crack addicted prostitute
- 09/24/15--17:44: First look at Woody Harrelson as LBJ
- 09/24/15--17:45: Kerry Washington does Kimmel
- 09/24/15--17:51: Samoan Jesus talks about his tribal tattoo
- 09/24/15--18:04: Ali Landry's Father-in-Law and Brother-in-Law Found Murdered
ONTD fav Nick Jonas's new hit show Scream Queens premiered on Fox last night to rave reviews. Speaking on his character, he tells @ET that he is "so honored to play some really strong gay characters."Jonas, who also plays a closest fighter on DirectTV's Kingdom, adds: “I think it’s all about being true to who you are. Whatever I can do for the community is just a blessing for me.”
Paraphrased from @ET.
Fear not music lovers! The Nude Chanteuse may be burning up televisions and iPads but he's assured us that his new album will drop early next year.
Paraphrased from @Vulture.
ONTD: How big is your broner for television's hottest new series?
- Luke will be playing the role of Gaston in the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast and he recently opened up about the new songs in the film.
“I’m lucky enough to be one of the first people in the world to hear those two songs, which will become songs that children will sing, adults will sing, people in musicals will end up singing them at some point, they’ll become audition piece, they will become part of this amazing legacy of a film we already have, a story that is so ingrained in our — in my childhood memory,” Luke said.
“These two songs. They’re beautiful, they complement everything so well, but they are incredibly unique and different. And the thought and love that has gone into those two songs honor the work of the original so well. It will be a nice thing, especially for the fans, to hear these two new songs on top of what we already have,”
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Shakira finally got out of Barcelona! The global singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador is in the US this week, and she has been pretty busy. Just yesterday, Shakira gave a speech for the event "Meeting of the Minds," an event to kick off UN week ahead of the General Assembly and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, which she co-hosted with UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake.
Shakira has been passionate about ECD for some time now. At the age of 17, she founded the Barefoot Foundation to create schools and promote education in her native Colombia. To this day, the Barefoot Foundation has opened four schools in Colombia and helped build and renovate schools in other countries. "More than 100 million children are out of school and 159 million boys and girls under 5 are physically and cognitively stunted due to a lack of care and proper nutrition. Every year that passes without us making significant investment in early childhood development and initiatives that address these issues, millions of kids will be born into the same cycle of poverty and lack of opportunity.
The singer was also asked about the Syrian refugee crisis. Shakira looked emotional while stating: "We need to come together and we need to demand a just exit to this humanitarian crisis, because the refugees deserve to have a home." She also acknowledged how racism plays a significant role in the crisis.
The event brought together private and public sector leaders to discuss ways of increasing investment for Early Childhood Development and included speakers such as Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Shakira will also be singing in front of the UN General Assembly this Friday, as part of a meeting to ratify the UN's sustainable development goals. She'll be singing John Lennon's 'Imagine' (ugh).
In other news, Shakira surprised everyone by performing at the Target's Fall National Meeting in Minnesota. Shakira and Target have been partners since she released her album 'Shakira' in 2014. She performed her iconic Spanish classic Inevitable (to the complains of some unappreciative fans), her moderate hit Can't Remember to Forget You, and the song Hips Don't Lie.
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Oh well, at least she's doing something meaningful with her time other than stalking Camp Nou. When will your pop faves.
catch a glimpse of some of your faves; Idris Elba, Aidan Turner, Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Norton.
- The study tracked Netflix accounts that started watching season one of selected series between January and July 2015 across 16 different countries, including the US, Brazil, and Australia;
- It's never the pilot episode that seals the deal;
- Netflix could not identify what plot points sucked people in, only which episode;
Bates Motel: Episode two, when Dylan arrives in White Pine Bay, pissing off Norman, who welcomes the prodigal son home in a very special way.
Daredevil: Episode five, when we see Matt's experience of life—what he calls a "world on fire."
House of Cards: Episode three, When Frank Underwood leaves D.C. to put out a fire in his home district in South Carolina. Fans may recall the "Peachoid."
Mad Men: Episode six, when Peggy emerges as a copywriting star, and Joan makes an impression with a red dress and her ability to work a two-way mirror.
Orange Is the New Black: Episode three, when Piper firmly rejects advances made by Crazy Eyes and moves into Miss Claudette's cube.
- posted #alllivesmatter on snapchat
- and then the gq interview was released.
- sticks his gum under the table of a bar establishment to start with
- “They made me wait outside for no reason. I’m from north New Jersey, bro. I love real people, bro. I come from nothing. I come from sleeping in the kitchen with my family with the oven open to keep us warm during winter, you know? When you come from that background, all this extra stuff is just...extra stuff, you know? If somebody’s not real with you, you can tell.”
- has some messy comments about roles in hollywood and how he prefers taking roles that are written for "guys" and not just black roles
- All the extra shit is extra shit, you know.” And then, unbidden, he clarifies what he considers part of the extra shit. “The females,” he says, “they’ll always be there. Like, honestly, bro. Oh, my God. Female-wise from now? I ain’t got to do too much work. And it’s weird, because I’m the same guy. I haven’t fucking changed, right? I don’t look any different. I haven’t done anything different.” He pauses, reconsiders this. “Okay, maybe a blockbuster film.”
- “A lot of females that didn’t agree with this agenda.”
- denies being with kylie jenner, admits to not having seen the f4 movie
- “They played people, not being ‘a white actor playing a person,’ them playing a person. When I play a person or profession, it’s black this, black that. It’s obvious that I’m black, but why do I have to be labeled as that?” And the best way to guarantee himself a better path, he says, is to be involved when the material is conceived: “Instead of taking something conceptually written for a black guy, I want the stuff that was written for a guy.”
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kwikimart , thanks for the heads up
-Had been married for 9yrs.
When will your first divorce be ONTD?
-Went on Good Morning America to say that she is now cancer free after a double mastectomy
-Announced that she had breast cancer in May
- Empire provides a nuanced and social powerful portrayal of people of color, while Scream Queens is offensive and irresponsible
- Main character Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) calls the sorority maid a "white mammy" and "house slave"
- Chanel makes the maid recite the "I don't know nothin' about birthin' no babies" line from Gone With the Wind
- Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are all white
- Author cites other blogs/articles that are basically saying this is lazy/done for shock value/heavy-handed racism for the sake of laughs is not funny
- There are only two black female characters in the cast, both variations of the sassy black female personas Murphy has presented before in "Glee" and the short-lived NBC comedy "The New Normal."
- No explanation as to why Keke Palmer's character would want to join a white sorority run by a racist.
i don't get all the jokes on minorities in scream queens. it's so relentless it's just off-putting :/ pic.twitter.com/hSQXEYenH7— sage (@twinksage) September 23, 2015
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How did this filth get on the air? Nothing about this show is funny, innovative or thoughtful — just 90 minutes of non-stop, tasteless bigotry: white mammy, predatory lez, hoodrat, etc. This shit is lazy and y'all should tune OUT!
James Thomas Fallon himself reunited Kenan and Kel for a "Good Burger" sketch this evening on The Tonight Show.
What are your favorite memories of Kenan & Kel/Good Burger??
Claire Danes got her Hollywood Walk of Fame star, sadly Hugh Dancy wasn't there.
New behind the scenes feature.
EW's review of 5.01
Cast at EMMY's.
Only here for Quinn at this point.
Here's an explanation of the breakdown, from the play's producers Sonia Friedman & Colin Callendar. They're still working out logistics on the actual schedule since it's now two 2-hour long plays.
Friedman: "It can be seen on consecutive days in the same week or in some instances on the same day... [the story is] too long to be told in a traditional length and it became inevitable that it had to be in two parts."
Callender: ‘Access is important to us and certainly we want audiences to see the plays in the same week.’
Tickets go on sale in late October, and the play opens in London next summer (and yes, that's just the debut - producers already said it'll tour worldwide, especially Broadway, in coming years). Yes, this shit is gonna cost a fortune.
In case you didn't know Courtney Stodden has become obsessed with Marilyn Monroe as of late. She's changed her style up a bit (goodbye nude lipstick and arm band) and does her best to emulate Marilyn's style and photo shoots on her Instagram. Now Courtney says she has taken more inspiration from Marilyn's career and has decided to follow the same advice that Monroe's own acting coach gave her and take risks in acting choices. This basically translated to Courtney shooting the above video for her revamped website.
"I've always admired actors who attempt to get "inside" their roles and actually seem to transform into the characters they portray," Courtney stated on her blog. "Charlize Theron's performance in Monster is a great example. Hillary Swank in Boys Don't Cry. Meryl Streep in Into the Woods. Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything... While doing some research online regarding crack addicted prostitutes living on the streets of Oklahoma City, I was moved by one woman's story in particular. Afterward, I was inspired to see if I could ultimately do her justice by "playing" her in an acting scene. Thus, I created the character, "Tamra Munn"… and thought I'd share her with you."
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The New York Times compares 'Quantico' to Scandal in their first review, saying it was influenced by Shona Rhimes. Here are a few quotes from the review:
- "The roller-coaster plot reversals and the reveals laboratory-engineered to melt Twitter. The multicultural, multiamorous group of competitive young workaholics alternately getting in one another’s faces and pants."
The assignment introduces conflict and a theme — everyone has something to hide. The Southern belle, Shelby (Johanna Braddy), is tougher than she appears; the idealistic Mormon, Eric (Brian J. Smith), more compromised; the devout Muslim, Nimah (Yasmine Al Massri), more complex; the gay recruit, Simon (Tate Ellington), more conservative.
The strongest human asset in “Quantico” is Ms. Chopra, a Bollywood superstar and former Miss World who is immediately charismatic and commanding amid the otherwise generic ensemble.
Read the whole review HERE
The first image of Woody Harrelson as President Lyndon B. Johnson has been released. Robert Reiner will be directing the film, titled "LBJ".
The film centers on “the political upheaval that Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson confronted when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin’s bullet in November, 1963." Harrelson's role is depicted as “the role of America’s 36th President, who encountered dramatic political battles on both sides of the aisle in his ascension to the nation’s highest office while attempting to heal a nation and secure his presidency by passing John F. Kennedy’s historic Civil Rights bill not long after his predecessor’s assassination.”
Reiner described Johnson with “During the sixties, I was a hippy and Lyndon Johnson was my president…and the target of most of my generation’s anti-Vietnam War anger. But, as time has passed and my understanding of political realities has grown, I’ve come to see LBJ in a very different light. He was a complex man — a combination of brilliant political instinct, raw strength, ambition, and deep insecurities. The strength and power of persuasion that he showed to his colleagues existed alongside of a soft, almost childlike quality that perhaps only Lady Bird got to see. His life’s path was nothing short of Shakespearean. From the poor hill country of West Texas to the corridors of power in Washington, he used his brilliant political acumen to pass the most groundbreaking civil rights legislation of the twentieth century. And, had it not been for the Vietnam War, I believe he would have gone down as one of America’s greatest presidents.”
In part 1 of Roman Reigns' Superstar Ink episode, he talks about how his chest and sleeve piece took 17 hours in total to complete and was done by a Samoan tattoo artist who also designed his cousins' the Usos sleeves. Also delves into its cultural significance.
Tattoo post? Show me your tats, ONTD
aka Shosanna from Inglourious Basterds
- Wanted to do the movie when she was 17
- Compares movie made by women vs. by men. For example, Catherine Corsini’s "La Belle Saison" and Abdellatif Kechiche's "La vie d'Adèle" (Blue Is the Warmest Color), about the latter she says she feel bad for them and didn't find the sex scenes exciting at all. It's different what a guy finds sexy vs. what a woman finds sexy.
- Women directors in France have more power than in the US. In France, if you have a good script, is not because you’re a female that you cannot make your movie. There is the same problem with salary in both countries though.
"Breathe" follows Charlie, a high school teen who gets wrapped up in a dangerous relationship with the rebellious new girl, Sarah. It's like "Blue Is the Warmest Color," without a focus on sexuality and overly saturated sex, filmed from a female perspective.
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Ali Landry's father-in-law and brother-in-law were founded dead in Mexico after being kidnapped and held for ransom: http://t.co/XU7PGcqx7q— Us Weekly (@usweekly) September 24, 2015
- Landry's father-in-law, Juan Manuel Gomez Fernandez, and her brother-in-law, Juan Manuel Gomez Monteverde were discovered dead in Pueblo Viejo on Sept 19.
- the victims were reportedly kidnapped outside their home on Sept. 4 and held hostage for 16 days.
- a report was filed with the organized crime investigations division in Mexico City.
- a ransom was paid but ultimately the kidnappers still decided to kill them
- Landry and her husband have yet to comment
This is so, so terrible.