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  • 11/26/16--15:35: 50 of the Best Books of 2016
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    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

    About: The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.

    Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.

    Why It's on Our List: New York Times bestseller


    Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

    About: “In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old.”

    Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations—those who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming’s father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China’s political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences.

    With maturity and sophistication, humor and beauty, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of life inside China yet transcendent in its universality.

    Why It's on Our List: Man Booker Prize finalist

    The Girls by Emma Cline

    The Girls by Emma Cline

    About: Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.

    Why It's on Our List: New York Times bestseller, POPSUGAR editors' pick


    The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

    About: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

    In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor - engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven - but the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. Even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

    As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

    Why It's on Our List: New York Times bestseller, Oprah's Book Club pick, National Book Award finalist


    The Trespasser by Tana French

    About: Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she’s there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she’s getting close to the breaking point.

    Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers’ quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There’s nothing unusual about her—except that Antoinette’s seen her somewhere before.

    And that her death won’t stay in its neat by-numbers box. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn’s boyfriend, fast. There’s a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. Aislinn's friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be.

    Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can’t tell just how far gone she is. Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad, or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface?

    Why It's on Our List: POPSUGAR editors' pick, New York Times bestseller.


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    "We want to make sure that when we bring a female director in to do “Star Wars,” they’re set up for success. They’re gigantic films, and you can’t come into them with essentially no experience."

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    Ugh. That sounds well and good until you remember that plenty of guys with minimal experience get handed franchise films all the time. Also if someone mentions Bigelow - so help me God. There are other women directors out there.

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    “The thing that’s the most lovely to me, looking back at my time on Gilmore Girls, was how fortunate I was to be a young actor and to be on a show that made it really cool for girls to be smart. There were a lot of beauty shows, teen soaps, a lot of attention on looking pretty and being sexualized. It was really a gift for me to not have to do that and to really be able to explore the real issues of what it is to grow up.”


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    start watching at 1:04

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    we need kelly ripa and andy cohen tags tbh

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    Commercials director Simon McQuoid is on board for his feature directorial debut.

    He recently directed a Duracell spot for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

    James Wan is producing the film. Script by Greg Russo.


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    Nick Cannon gave an interview saying Planned Parenthood commits genocide and supports eugenics, and then doubled down on twitter.

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    myfabolouslife That's a contract for a deal on the table.. That's a pen I signed the contract for the deal on the table.. & That's the best vodka out right now that made me use the pen to sign the contract for the deal on the table.. Introducing FLOH Vodka. You either go wit the flow or be the FLOH!! Which are you?
    Thanks to the team & this brother @steadyfloh, 2017 we switch the FLOH up!! #FLOH

    He joins 50 Cent (Effen Vodka), Drake (Virginia Black Whiskey), Diddy (Ciroc) Nicki Minaj (Myx Moscato) and Nas (Hennessy) in the group of rappers promoting liquor brands.


    Shoddy excuse for a liquor post. What have you been drinking this holiday weekend ONTD? Do you buy into these shitty celebrity liquors?

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  • 11/26/16--20:20: AoS cast megapost

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    Chloe's "Fight Like A Girl" campaign for Represent has already sold over 700 shirts and there's still a week left to get one!

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    At the Madewell Celebrates The Holidays event on the 15th

    Out and about afterwards

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    Brett attending the premiere of Moana on November 14th with his wife, costume designer Melissa Trn, and their daughter, Sylvia

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    And the short film that he worked on with former AoS cast star Simon Kassianides has finally been released!

    TRUST NO ONE - A Simon Kassianides Film from Simon Kassianides on Vimeo.

    At the 2nd Annual Baby Ball Gala on November 11th

    With Bethany Joy Lenz

    At the IDD Boutique opening on November 17th

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    Natalia Cordova Buckley celebrating her birthday yesterday

    Ming celebrating her daughter Michaela's 16th birthday at Disneyland

    And Ming celebrating her own birthday a few days later

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    Anne Rice announced it on her facebook page: "The theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles are once again in my hands[...]! I could not be more excited about this! A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe. In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold. My son Christopher Rice and I will be developing a pilot script and a detailed outline for an open ended series, faithfully presenting Lestat’s story as it is told in the books, complete with the many situations that readers expect to see. We will likely begin with “The Vampire Lestat” and move on from there.

    When we sit down finally to talk to producers, we will have a fully realized vision of this project with Christopher as the executive producer at the helm. I will also be an executive producer all the way. Again, I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to be able to announce this. As many of you know, Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment had optioned the series to develop motion pictures from it, and though we had the pleasure of working with many fine people in connection with this plan, it did not work out. It is, more than ever, abundantly clear that television is where the vampires belong. Over the years you all have told me how much you want to see a “Game of Thrones” style faithful rendering of this material, and how much you want for the series to remain in my control. Well, I have heard you. I have always heard you. What you want is what I want.

    You, the readers, made these books a success before any movie was ever made based on them, and I will never forget that fact. Christopher and I will be posting many questions on the page for your input in the days to come. I am filled with optimism this morning about the future for my beloved Brat Prince."

    book post? fancast wishes?

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    9. Most Confusing Opening Ever - Zardoz (1974)
    5. Mark Wahlberg's Awkward Flirting - The Happening (2008)
    4. Trivializing Assault - The Room (2003)
    2. Hitting on a Criminal - Gigli (2003)


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    After spending almost a week at the UCLA Medical Center, reports claim Kanye may be released as early as this Monday.

    He has been described as 'deeply depressed and paranoid' and 'convinced people were out to get him' which may explain his rant in Sacramento, California when he called out Jay-Z: "I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head."

    Once hospitalized, he was even briefly paranoid of the doctors and would not let them touch him.

    Kimberly was at Yeezy's side for several hours on Thanksgiving, then left to join the fam at Kylie's house.

    He has been doing a lot better and feeling like his old self (which one?) and might get released under close doctor supervision.


    hope he's getting good kare!

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    Says the world has been getting more conservative after 9/11, and when that happens women get affected

    Sees a ‘global movement towards eradicating women's rights’ and that women have to stand up against it and be vigilant, understand that human rights get eroded all the time. But also mentions that there a lot of women out there fighting every day, like Michelle Obama and Serena Williams.

    Doesn't understand why a woman would want to distance herself form the idea of equality.

    Also talks about the pressure to be beautiful and presentable on social media that women face which cause insecurities


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    In her latest video, YouTuber Arielle Scarcella interviewed Lysandre Nadeau, another YouTuber who recently came out as bisexual after living life as an out lesbian. Arielle asks Lysandre how coming out as bisexual was for her, since instead of coming out to straight people, Lysandre suddenly found herself coming out to gay people. Lysandre said that when she identified as lesbian, she felt that women who came out to her as bisexual were traitors, but realizing that she is bisexual has changed her perspective. Arielle then asks Lysandre if she thinks that Lysandre coming out as bisexual will further the myth that lesbians haven't found the "right man," and Lysandre responds, telling Arielle that her coming out as bisexual was never about her attraction to guys, but that it was instead about her overcoming her own fear.

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    Have you ever come out as bisexual after coming out as gay/lesbian?

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    Most artists would prefer that fans not take videos and pics during their concerts. As many artists have said before, they would rather have fans live in the moment and enjoy the show instead of taking pics for bragging rights and social media. Apparently Young M.A. didn't get the memo because she tried to remove a fan out for not having her phone out.

    After ordering the crowd to take their phones out, the "OOOUUU" rapper notices a fan in the front doesn't pull out her phone when told. “Where is your phone? Why is your phone not on? If you in the front, you better have your fxckin' phone out or you're going to the back."

    After singling out the girl, she continues: “You been touching on me all night, where is your phone? ... You gotta get down. She gotta get out of here,” forcing her to move back from the stage & replacing her with a fan who had a phone.

    M.A. made an apology days later at another show, suggesting that her being gone off that henny was the reason she was so rude to the fan. "Just the other day, I fucked up. I was yelling at this girl that didn’t have her phone, right ... I won't lie, I was off the Henny... I just want to send my apologies to that girl."


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  • 11/27/16--12:59: Blind Item: Cozy Breakfast

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    - two cast members of a successful cable show

    - both are single

    - their characters never had a scene together (yet)

    - spotted having a very touchy breakfast in the country their show is filming in

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    Talking with People Mag’s The Jess Cagle Interview where Tom talks about his career and life. Including those things, Tom had to fill in the blank, 'I wouldn't be caught dead in _______ 'and he says: “I wouldn’t be caught dead in flip-flops,” Ford shares. “I hate flip-flops on men unless you have the world’s most perfect feet, and then only at a beach resort, never in the city. I think this trend for men in sandals in the city drives me crazy, or on a plane. When you’re on a plane and someone gets on in flip-flops, it’s very strange.”

    His personal preference would be boots saying “I like a boot. It’s the Texan in me.”

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    Do you agree ONTD?
    Also fashion post


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    the latest Strange BO numbers: domestic ($205.1M) + international ($410.9M) = Worldwide ($616M)

    this outperforms all other MCU first solo installments:

    Iron Man ($585M)
    The Incredible Hulk ($263M)
    Thor ($450M)
    Captain America: The First Avenger ($370M)
    Ant-Man ($519M)

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    Welcome to the Dollhouse — 1996

    Genre: Comedy, Drama

    About: An unpopular seventh-grade girl finds her life a living hell, thanks to the ridicule of her peers and the indifference of her family. This critically acclaimed, entirely unsentimental dark comedy depicts her struggles to survive this incredibly awkward age.


    Election — 1999

    Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

    About: Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues.


    The Crush — 1993

    Genre: Drama, Thriller

    About: Nick Eliot, a 28 year old newspaper reporter moves in the guest house of the Forresters'. Everything goes fine until he meets Adrienne, the Forresters' only child, a 14 year old girl. She develops a crush on him. When he ignores her advances, she's rebuffed and willing to kill him.


    200 Cigarettes — 1999

    Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

    About: New Year's Eve, 1981, the Lower East Side. Monica's having a party, but as late as 9, no one's there. She stews (and drinks). Folks are on their way, all looking for love, sex, or both. En route, paths cross, gambits misfire: a performance artist, her boyfriend until today and his long-time pal Lucy, two Long Island high-school girls, two punk rockers, a bartender, a Scottish painter who's lousy in bed, a pretty face named Jack who runs when women say they love him, his cute but clumsy date Cindy, two trendy vamps, a loquacious cabby, the man-crazed Hillary, and Elvis Costello. Nearly everybody smokes, and nearly everybody scores. And all get who and what they deserve


    Crooklyn — 1994

    Genre: Comedy, Drama

    About: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.


    What underrated movies do you think every millennial need to see??

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    It was announced by Sunrise at the Code Geass 10th aniversary event. They are planning to do a sequel and a compilation film.
    The sequel is called Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch) and its story takes place several years after the prequel's actions. Some of the returning characters are Kallen and Spinuzaku. It was not revealed the format of the project neither the date yet.
    The movie will be a compilation of all 50 eps from the 2 series and it will be divided in three parts. New scenes will be included. The first film will open in 2017.

    The january edition of Nakayoshi magazine announced that the sequel will premiere in january 2018 (winter season) on NHK.
    The story is the same as the new manga Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card-hen, released in june. It currently has six chapters and it takes place when protagonist Sakura Kinomoto is in the first year of junior high.
    Voice casting and Morio Asaka will be returning to the new series. And the anime will be produced by studio Madhouse.

    SOURCE code geasscardcaptor sakura
    Anime post! Which anime do you want to see a sequel? And what are you watching?

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    -Graham shows a picture of Bill Murray that everyone thinks is a picture of Tom Hanks
    -Tom does a line from Forrest Gump
    -Olly Murs shows a naked picture of himself
    -Red chair is hilarious
    -Tom Hanks talks about his good and bad side when taking a picture


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