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    Back in July of 2012 filmmaker Björn Flóki launched a Kickstarter for a documentary called "Drag Dad". The doc was to center around RuPaul's Drag Race season two winner Tyra Sanchez and her life as a single father and drag performer. Many people responded to the teaser trailer that Flóki had put together and the Kickstarter surpassed it's $14,000 goal raising a total of $20,641. The filmmaker posted a few updates after their goal was met on July 27, 2012 but then there was radio silence from December 2013 onward... until today at least when backers were notified via email that as many suspected the project would not be happening and no people would not be receiving a refund.

    It is with huge regret that we must inform our supporters that the Drag Dad project has come to a close and will not be completed. We have been trying to resuscitate the film after the subject’s circumstances changed out of our control, but we must now come to terms that we won’t be able to deliver a finished “Drag Dad” documentary. As supporters will have noticed, it has taken a long time to admit this defeat, as we have been attempting various other approaches that were not successful.

    As the director I want to send my deepest apologies that this project did not come to fruition. It’s difficult to describe how heartbreaking it is to disappoint all of you generous backers who, like me, believed this story needed to see the light of day. I first began filming with James Ross, better known as Tyra Sanchez, in April 2012 for a film school project. I spent a few days with him discussing his life, his awesome son Jeremiah, his family, his aspirations and dreams. At the time James was a single father living in a small apartment in Atlanta with his 6 year old son, who James supported by performing as the drag persona Tyra Sanchez.

    It was clear to me we had the foundation for a special and very intimate documentary about how non-traditional parenthood can produce wonderful results. James was immediately excited about getting a chance to tell his story in a raw and truthway way. I partnered with a producer and we launched a Kickstarter campaign to be able to film a feature length documentary of this kind. The response was beyond our expectations, with overwhelming support coming in from all directions. With our hearts full of gratitude and excitement, we set about getting the film into production.

    Shortly before filming, James alerted us that due to financial setbacks he was no longer able to support Jeremiah as a single father. He moved to Orlando, where he seeked support from his family and Jeremiah’s mother, and was forced to sleep on friends’ couches until he got back on his feet. This was not an environment he wanted for his son and it was agreed that Jeremiah would live with his mother.

    Though we were hopeful at first, these changed circumstances presented serious challenges in the filming of Drag Dad. James was essentially no longer raising Jeremiah, and in addition to this fundamental shift in trajectory, Jeremiah’s mother and James’ family declined to participate in the film. All of these factors made it very difficult to tell a cohesive story. With our Kickstarter funds we were able to film for several weeks with a crew of four, attempting to piece together a documentary in this new situation. With 70 hours of footage and countless months of unsuccessfully trying to piece together a narrative, we held on to the hope that this could become a “long form” documentary, where we would re-visit James and Jeremiah once they are a family again. That hope has dwindled with each passing month. With Jeremiah now living in Boston with his mother, 1200 miles away from James, we must come to terms that we cannot tell the story we set out to tell. This is the volatile nature of observation documentary – the subjects’ circumstances can change out of the filmmakers’ control at a moment’s notice. Sadly this is what’s happened to Drag Dad.

    Although we are unable to deliver the most essential thing promised, the film itself, all our supporters should have received the other rewards promised, including the 20 page Production Photo e-Book from our filming (all backers), a signed production still and poster ($50+ backers), a “How To” drag video from Tyra ($50+ backers), and personal Tyra memorabilia ($500+ backers).

    I can only imagine the backers’ frustration that their hard earned money has not gone towards a successful project. As much as we would like to refund the donations to the project, we are simply unable to do this since all of the funds were used in our efforts to make this film.

    As the director I have received no compensation in my attempts at making this film.

    While the filmmaker claims that people are receiving their physical rewards the majority of backers only reward was the film itself and their biggest donor also appears to be shit out of luck in getting what they paid for which included an executive producer credit on a film that does not exist.

    The official website, twitter and Facebook for Drag Dad were all deleted after the email was issued.

    Source: My backer email, Tyra's Facebook and the Drag Dad Kickstarter
    I want my $10 back thanks.

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    A new skincare line called Marley Natural has been created with the participation of Bob Marley's estate. The beauty line will feature soaps, lip balms, and skin creams, and all of these products will be hemp seed oil-based.

    But that's not all! Marley Natural will also be launching four strains of marijuana for sale!

    The body care products were made available nationally on February 6th on Residents of California can buy the cannabis; residents of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada will be able to buy the cannabis later on this year.


    Beauty post? Marijuana post?

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    includes $200,000 worth of gear like:
    $6,000 worth of pet food,
    $1,900 Vampire breast lift.
    $275 luxury toilet paper and moisturizing set.
    $55k Israel trip.
    $54k Japan trip.
    $250 "female arouser


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    Proud rape opposer Jemaine Clement

    A media outlet recently exposed self-proclaimed 'King of Masculinity' and pick-up artist, Roosh Valizadeh, as being a 36-year-old man who lives in his mother's basement. If you are unfamiliar with Roosh, he makes his living by proselytizing controversial views about women to his paying disciples. Some of Roosh's opinions include: a woman's value as dependent on her 'fertility and beauty', women with eating disorders make the best girlfriends, and in one blog entry (which he now claims was satire) said that if a woman was raped on private property, it should be legal.

    In true schadenfreude form, Jemaine Clement thought it was hilarious that the King of Masculinity still lives at home with mom, and he tweeted about it to his followers.

    Well, the meninists were NOT happy about it. Apparently, Clement's opposition to rape and sponging off your elderly parents hurts their fragile egos so much that they've gone on attack, calling Clement a "cuck", "f*ggot", questioning the paternity of his child, and all sorts of derogatory schoolyard taunts. Here's a small sampling:

    They have also been busy attacking any woman who expresses agreement with him, calling them ugly, whores, or a combination of the two. Clement seems to find the meninists' rage amusing and continues to retweet them and laugh.

    It's so bizarre watching a gang of middle-aged babies throw twitter tantrums because a comedian suggested that raping and mistreating women is wrong, but kind of great that their backwards views are being exposed and mocked by Jemaine Clement and his followers.

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    A new trailer for the third season of Black Sails has emerged.
    The video contains snippets of unseen footage & mild spoilers.

    Civilization returns to Nassau, and sets its sights on Vane. Flint, Silver and Billy encounter a new enemy. Rackham takes a stand against his crew. Scott finds his place in the new regime.

    sources: official Black Sails youtube channel +

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    Zara Larsson and Clinique are partnering up for "Play With Pop." The promotion features Zara Larsson's single "Lush Life" and 4 different "moods," or video remixes, of the song: pop, acoustic, dance, and country. The 4 different videos can be viewed over at Clinique's "Play With Pop" website.

    Sources: Twitter + Clinique

    Are you ready for Zara Larsson to slay 2016?

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    ONTD's fav bros reunited onstage last night at the 2016 ESPN Super Bowl Party. JoBros Nick and Joe performed DNCE's hit song Cake By the Ocean together, before performing the rest of their chart-topping hits for the crowd of sports fanatics.

    Paraphrased from @JustJared. @NickJonas, 1, 2.

    ONTD: What's your SB game plan today?

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    - says she's 'right to be proud of her body' and that 'if she wasn't 69 no one would be saying anything.'

    - calls haters 'ageist and sexist'

    - goes after Piers Morgan (who tweeted about Susan's outfit being inappropriate) saying there are a million of other things Piers should be preocuppied with other than his mom's breasts


    Do you love (your) boobs, ONTD?

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    Super Bowl viewing post
    Who you got ONTD? Broncos or Panthers

    Here is a stream to see the game:

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  • 02/08/16--10:21: ONTD Roundup
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    Syfy has renewed "The Magicians". The adaptation of Lev Grossman’s acclaimed trilogy of books, for a 13-episode season 2. The series officially premiered on Jan. 25, with the show’s pilot having aired early in December on Syfy.The second season is expected to air sometime in 2017.


    Are you excited fro season ONTD?

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    This morning Sikh actor / designer Waris Ahluwalia posted the above picture to instagram with the following caption -
    This morning in Mexico City I was told I could not board my @aeromexico flight to NYC because of my turban. #FearisanOpportunitytoEducate #humanrights #dignity #lovenotfear

    According to NY Daily News, Ahluwalia expected to encounter extra security measures due to the SSSS on his ticket marking him for a "random search". He went along with the extra measures that security had him perform until they asked him to remove his turban in a public area.

    “That is not something that I would do in public,” he said to NY Daily News. “That’s akin to asking someone to take off their clothes.”

    He was then told, despite the fact that he was invited by the company to fly first class with them and had no problem entering Mexico, that he would not be allowed to board the plane and that he would need to book another flight through another airline.

    Aero Mexico has yet to comment.

    Dear NYC fashion week. I may be a little late as @aeromexico won't let me fly with a turban. Don't start the show without me.
    #lovenotfear #fearisanopportunitytoeducate

    Source 1 and 2

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    -Zayn debuts at #1 with "PILLOWTALK" on the BB Digital Songs Chart with 267,260 copies sold.
    -Drake's "Summer Sixteen" comes at #2 with 214,677 copies sold.
    -Rihanna and Drake's "Work" #3 with 155,725 (281,830 to date).

    -"PILLOWTALK" is only the 25th song ever to debut at #1 on the Hot 100.

    That #PILLOWTALK reign just won't let up.

    Zources: 1 | 2

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    - Shirts were used as a giveaway to celebrate Lunar New Years (it's the year of the monkey according to the Zodiac).
    - Happened on February 1st, Demarcus Cousins thought it was insensitive to give these shirts on the first day of Black History Month.
    - Shirts were pulled before the game.

    Pics of the shirts:


    Thoughts, ONTD?

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    Barbara, a native of Hungary, got her start in modeling at the age of 13 when she was discovered on the streets of Budapest. Since then, she's modeled for Victoria's Secret, H&M, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Armani Exchange and is currently the ambassador for L'Oreal Paris. She also appeared on countless magazine covers and made her acting debut in the 2014 movie Hercules.

    SOURCES: Uno, Dos
    Will 2016 be the year Barbara dethrones the pudgy nepotism beneficiaries, ONTD?

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    Current fashion It Girl, best friend of Kendall Jenner, and girlfriend of Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid, has snagged her first cover of Vogue Paris for the March 2016 issue. There are two covers of the issue, and in one she is nude!


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    Use the English subs option!

    Stars Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte in the lead roles, while Nathalie Poza, Pilar Castro, Almodovar regular Rossy de Palma.

    Synopsis: Julieta, a 55 y/o teacher, is trying to tell to her daughter Antía all of her secrets since Antía was conceived, 30 years before. Once she finished writing the confession, she doesn't know where to send it because Antía abandoned her when she was 18 and Julieta hasn't heard anything from her for more than 12 years. Julieta is trying to search for her and in her search, she realized that Antía is a perfect stranger to her mother.

    "Julieta' will be released in Spain on April 8, followed potentially by a screening at Cannes.

    Source and sypnosis translated by me (sorry).

    What's your favorite Almodóvar film, ONTD?

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    "This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive," he continued. "And what we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers. And focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, okay. We'll work on that. But the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe....let's have decent, wholesome entertainment."

    Source: 1,2

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