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- 12/06/16--23:03: Katie Holmes says NO to 'Dawson's Creek' reunion!
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- 12/07/16--15:57: Fiona Apple roasts Trump's nuts in new Christmas song
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- 12/07/16--16:17: Gael Garcia Bernal makes #losXVderubi parody video
- 12/07/16--16:46: Hairspray Live! promo + Viewing Post
- 12/07/16--17:20: Publisher Cries "Censorship" After Getting Called Out on Their Shit
- 12/07/16--17:28: Britney Extending Her Vegas Residency until 2019!
- 12/07/16--17:41: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and More on USO Holiday Tour Day 3
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- 12/07/16--19:53: Gaga's #PepsiHalftime Promos
Katie Holmes may be very fond of her past on 'Dawson's Creek', but she revealed to Sirius radio host Jenny Hutt that a reunion may NEVER happen!
“I don’t think we’re going to do a reunion,” Holmes, 37, told the radio host. “We did grow up, but we see each other every now and then. I think that the charm of the show was Kevin Williamson’s writing and it was of that time and it gave teenagers this voice. It was a very, very special time — a special show and I loved every minute of it.”
“Ol’ Man River” from Show Boat (1927)
“Satisfied” from Hamilton (2015)
"All That Jazz" from Chicago (1975)
"Totally Fucked" from Spring Awakening (2006)
“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” from My Fair Lady (1956)
What's your favorite musical/broadway song??
Based on the Deb Lucke's novel, she'll play the lead role of Grunhilda.
For generations and generations, the women of Grunhilda's family have stirred up trouble in a big, black pot. Grunhilda inherits her famous ancestors' recipes and cauldron, but no one believes in magic anymore. Despite the fact that Grunhilda's only useful skill is cooking up potfuls of foul brew, she finds a job listing that might suit her: lunch lady. She delights in scaring the kids until she meets a timid little girl named Madison with a big set of glasses who becomes an unlikely friend. Madison needs help at school and at home, but helping people goes against everything Grunhilda's believes in as a witch! Will this girl be able to thaw the Lunch Witch's icy heart? Or will Grunhilda turn her back on a kindred spirit?
To be directed by Clay Kaytis ('Angry Birds')
Fiona fucking Apple recently posted a video to her tumblr singing an anti-Drumpf version of the holiday classic "The Christmas Song". The charitable queen has also been announced as a performer at the 12/18 Standing Rock benefit concert "We Stand With Standing Rock" in LA.
Trump's nuts roasting on an open fire
As he keeps nipping at his foes.
You'll cry creepy uncle
Every time he arrives
For he keeps clawing at your clothes
Everybody knows some money and entitlement
Can help to make the season white
Mothers of color with their kids out of sight
Will find it hard to sleep at night.
They know that Trump is on his way.
He's got black boys in hoodies locked up on his sleigh
And every working man is going to cry
When they learn that Letch don't care how you live or if you die
So I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to 92
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Donald Trump, fuck you.
Source. YT. NoDAPL.
What song do you wanna hear him play at the Inauguration? 😬
- The hashtag #losXVderubi has been a trending topic in Mexico.
- The parents of Rubi Ibarra Garcia made a video to invite people to their daughter's quinceañera.
- The company that the parents hired to make the video posted it on their Facebook page.
- Ogarrio.com then posts the video on their site. The video becomes viral and over 1.2 million people have accepted the Facebook invite to go to Rubi's quince.
- Artists like Larry Hernandez announce that they are going too.
- There was a rumor that Rubi's parents cancelled the party because of the overwhelming response on social media. In a interview they denied the rumor and insist everyone is invited to Rubi's quince.
Y que tal que #losXVderubi sea un plan macabro de Trump para sacar Mexicanos y Latinos de los USAS.😳Que tal que vamos y nos pone el muro ? 😂— Johann Vera (@JohannVera1) December 7, 2016
Are you going to los quince de Rubi ONTD?
I hope a viewing post is okay, mods, since we had them for the previous live NBC musicals!
- Kelly Mantle is a RuPaul's Drag Race alumna who may be nominated for an Oscar
- The Academy announced it will let her be considered for best supporting actor and actress for her role in the indie film Confessions of a womanizer
- Kelly indentifies as gender fluid
- This is the first decision of its kind in Oscar history
- Director and writer Miguel Ali was the one who pushed for Mantle to be considered for both categories, and although she isn't nonimated yet he thinks this is a huge breakthrough
- He also believes the androgynous/transgendered community is the most untapped resource in Hollywood and needs more attention
There's a link to the scene submitted for consideration @ the SOURCE
Abrams Books, a publisher of illustrated books (known for Diary of a Wimpy Kid), came under fire recently after they published a book entitled "Bad Little Children's Books." The book is a compilation of "satirized" covers of children's books geared towards adults and meant to be humorous. However, after a piece on Book Riot, some of the pages of this book began to draw many eyebrows from the book community.
One of the most widely circulated pages of this book is an Islamophobic image of a little girl in a head covering bringing a bomb-wrapped present for her friend. The title on this cover is "Happy Burkaday, Timmy" and is authored by a "Ben Laden."
Another one related to Islam, authored and illustrated by "A. Yatollah."
Other circulated pages are one about Navajo small pox blankets. (Debbie Reese wrote a piece about why this image is offensive on her American Indians in Children's Literature blog. You can find it here.)
And "creepy" uncle making a dick shadow puppet (because child abuse and grooming is so funny).
This was of note to many because the author of this compilation, Arthur C Gackley, is the pseudonym of illustrator Bob Staake, who is also the author of many children's books. Since the uproar over the book, Staake has wiped traces of Bad Little Children's Books from his website. However, they're still available through internet archives.
After receiving criticism from many, Abrams Books quickly released a statement, digging their feet in as they doubled-down on their support for the book, referring to the above offensive depictions of marginalized groups as simply "parody" and "satire."
Abrams recently published an adult humor book called Bad Little Children’s Books, a collection of patently offensive parodies of children’s book covers. The book follows in the long tradition of parody that, with humor, attacks attitudes and built-in societal perceptions with equal ruthlessness. Its intention is to shine a spotlight on stereotypes about race, gender, and difference that have become commonplace in today’s world and to, in fact, skewer all levels of societal bias. This is exactly what successful parody and satire is meant to do.
It was never our intention as publisher, nor the author’s, to spread or support hateful messaging. Some reviewers and commenters on social media have taken elements of the book at face value, which, we believe, misses the point of the book as a work of artistic parody and satire. We stand by our publication and invite readers to make up their own minds.
Included with the above statement was a letter in support from the NCAC (National Coalition Against Censorship). However, their statement should be taken with a grain of salt because the President and CEO of Abrams Books, Michael Jacobs, is on the Board of Directors for the NCAC.
(Both the statement and letter can be found here in full.)
Following the above statement, people openly expressed their displeasure with Abrams Books, including top literary agent Barry Goldblatt, and authors Sarah MacLean, Angie Thomas, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jeff Zentner, and more.
@ABRAMSbooks I'm honestly disappointed that you all are crying "censorship." Critique of harmful material is not censorship. Ridiculous.— Angie Thomas (@acthomasbooks) December 3, 2016
how good satire works: you punch up. punching down at marginalized people with dangerous, wrong stereotypes? WHY WOULD YOU? @ABRAMSbooks— emery lord (@emerylord) December 3, 2016
1) Teachable moment. @ABRAMSbooks& author fail to understand: Real satire speaks to the balance of power, ie Swift's Modest Proposal.— Linda Sue Park (@LindaSuePark) December 5, 2016
2) Aiming barbs at the marginalized: NOT satire. It's callous, cruel, & funny only to (some of) those possessing the particular privilege.— Linda Sue Park (@LindaSuePark) December 5, 2016
Dear @ABRAMSbooks. Satire enlightens by encouraging thought. Ridicule, on the other hand, generates hostility by perpetuating stereotypes.— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) December 3, 2016
@ABRAMSbooks What kind of satirist doesn't understand how to punch up instead of down? Is it a bad one? I think it's a bad one.— Jae Goodsell (@JAGoodsell) December 3, 2016
Just as @ABRAMSbooks is free to publish racist jokes and call them satire, readers are free to say that's neither funny nor acceptable.— Bailey (@the_author_) December 3, 2016
I want to be proud of the name of the publisher sitting inside my books. Please, @ABRAMSbooks, step forward and acknowledge this mistake.— Cat Winters (@catwinters) December 4, 2016
Censorship: it's illegal to say the thing— Sarah Gailey (@gaileyfrey) December 3, 2016
Not censorship: people say you're a racist piece of shit for saying the thing@ABRAMSbooks
The SPLC has recorded 900+ incidents of hate following the election. Now is not the time to ask Muslims to laugh at themselves @ABRAMSbooks— Jeff Zentner (@jeffzentner) December 3, 2016
If there's no context in which the target of the satire is being held up to ridicule, @ABRAMSbooks, then there's no satire.— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) December 3, 2016
After continuing to recieve criticism, Abrams issued another statement. This statement, as many have noted, had a very "sorry not sorry" feel to it, with them stating that Bad Little Children’s Books, which they made sure to state has received "glowing reviews,""is a work of parody and satire and, as such, it is intentionally, openly, and provocatively offensive." However, despite evidence to the contrary, they insist that "[their] books and [their] publishing house have never nor will ever stand for bigotry or hatred." They insist that critics, who are simply internet users and not the government and can't force a multi-million dollar company to do anything, are censoring them.
We have a long record of publishing and promoting creative expression in many forms. We stand fully behind freedom of speech and artistic expression, and fully support the First Amendment. We have been disheartened by calls to censor the book and to stifle the author’s right to express his artistic vision by people we would expect to promote those basic fundamental rights and freedoms.
The author's statement was also included alongside the above. In it, he states that he has "asked ABRAMS to cease publishing the book" because people who are upset by racism and other offensive imagery are simply misreading his work. Or not reading it at all, he notes. Staake/Gackley and his publisher seem to conveniently ignored that there were people who did pick it up and read it, which is how it came to the attention of the book community to begin with.
I have a copy. I read it. I didn't ask for an apology. I didn't ask that it be withdrawn. I spoke about it.— Debbie Reese (@debreese) December 5, 2016
BTW, @ABRAMSbooks, I didn't write about it out of context. I bought the garbage book & thought it trash from start to finish.— kelly jensen. (@veronikellymars) December 5, 2016
(Both Abrams's and Staake's final statements can be found here in full.)
Finally, although both their statements say that they are being censored because the work is being misread, Debbie Reese noted that before the Book Riot piece and the outrage that followed, Abrams (or at least the author) had been well aware of how offensive the book might be.
I'll be adding to this thread periodically. Here's a screen cap from 11/28/16. If it is fact (rather than more spoof), it tells us that... pic.twitter.com/FScNmwENuk— Debbie Reese (@debreese) December 4, 2016
Even as far back as September 7th, the author, under his real name, was posting about how this book was going to get banned. Under his psueodnym, Arthur Gackley was advertising it as something that was going to be banned.
... which (obviously) tells us Abrams knew it was going to be controversial. Here's a sample from giphy (open photo to see "buy the bk"). pic.twitter.com/3vPKjrl8zZ— Debbie Reese (@debreese) December 4, 2016
And in regards to people simply "misreading" their work, author KJ Charles has a response:
It is such a massive, obvious lie to market a book as "politically incorrect" and then claim you were doing social justice. @ABRAMSbooks— KJ Charles (@kj_charles) December 5, 2016
As some have noted, by crying "censorship," the publisher is making itself out to be a victim even though they'd been well aware of the offensiveness of their work. Some see it as a calculated risk on the part of Abrams, by portraying themselves as being attacked by the "PC/SJW mob."
I imagine someone out there calling this a witchhunt. Likely, a lot of sympathy for Staake. And Abrams. Seeing them as "injured" parties...— Debbie Reese (@debreese) December 4, 2016
This leaves a bad taste in my mouth, personally. The author himself is still claiming censorship and "falling onto a sword." https://t.co/wxkzWLQmX2— Sailor Mer(Kaye)ry (@gildedspine) December 5, 2016
Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32 / 33 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 42 / 43 / 44
Debbie Reese has a great thread on Twitter in which she compiled this information. I recommend perusing it if you want more information that I may have missed here. The Huffington Post also did a pretty good piece on this. As that piece notes, although the author and publisher claim that the bigotry in the book is trying to "poke fun at racial, religious and ethnic stereotypes, but in practice only [emphasizes] them."
If you're a Britney fan you will have no excuse for not flying to Vegas to see Britney since reportedly the showgirl will be extending her Vegas residency until 2019.
-Her Vegas residency started in 2013.
-According to the production company responsible for the screens used in her show, Britney has plans to continue performing in Las Vegas until at least 2019.
-when asked if she'll ever tour again Britney recently responded:
"You never know, honestly, my situation right now is very cool, I'm kind of spoiled,".
will you be flying to Vegas to hear her perform her hits in CD quality?
Megyn Kelly was giving the opening remarks (why?) at the Women in Entertainment event, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, today. Megyn said she has high hopes for Trump, that's when you hear Kathy boo, Megyn tells her to stop and then says some nonsense, to which Kathy says "fuck him".
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Ray Allen, Maya DiRado, Craig Campbell, and Jim Karol have spent the past few days visiting Turkey and Qatar. Today they continued on the USO holiday tour with a visit to an air base in Afghanistan.
This USO tour has changed me. ENDLESS thanks to all the soldiers I met in Afghanistan, Qatar and Turkey. Your sacrifice is heroism defined. pic.twitter.com/mUQ1bfP4sP— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 7, 2016
NBA Legend Ray Allen plays one-on-one with an airman inside a hangar at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan USO show. pic.twitter.com/9FurLITEDY— James A. Garamone (@GaramoneDODNews) December 7, 2016
Gen. Dunford and wife Ellyn watch as Jim Karol amazes a young FOB Gamberi soldier during a USO visit. pic.twitter.com/NEXzKATpyt— James A. Garamone (@GaramoneDODNews) December 7, 2016
Avengers assemble! Scarlett Johansson's helmet for USO tour. pic.twitter.com/bzoITwa0LH— James A. Garamone (@GaramoneDODNews) December 7, 2016
The guy in the center hanging off the ramp of a CH-47 over Afghanistan is NBA legend Ray Allen here for a USO tour. pic.twitter.com/mUJv2m18BI— James A. Garamone (@GaramoneDODNews) December 7, 2016
source: congo. jabaar madyun. chris evans. l drake. james garamone. ray allen. miss swan. briana morgan. maya dirado.
Source (1 + 2)
Mods, if you could please post this by 9 pm EST that would be wonderful
''Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. ''
8.Kelly Bishop in Gilmore Girls
6.Millie Bobby Brown on Stranger things
3.Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones
-Cersei had the most visceral story and character arc from the women in GOT season 7 thanks to Lena's performance
2.Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay in Westworld
-has the most electric story on westworld
-because of Thandie Newton's performance, Maeve is the character to feel most compassion for and root for
1.Sarah Paulson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
-Paulson gave a "appealingly authentic portrayal, full of pathos and resolve, single-handedly turned Clark into a feminist icon, shamed our punchline treatment of her and reminded us that there's a human being underneath the "character."
see full list at SOURCE
do you agree with this list? i would have included rami malek and tatiana maslany
yes this is an excuse to talk about THAT THING from tonight's episode
- karla has a new man in her life!
- the singer posted a photo with her adorable new boyfriend gavin, and it's too cute for ontd!
- karla was previously linked to shawn mendes,although she’s denied the romance rumors, and austin mahone, who she dated back in 2014 for about a month
do you approve of karla's new man??
To all the fans and haters, here it is, the #PepsiHalftime Manifesto with Lady Gaga and Their fans talking about her.
SOURCE: 1, 2.
Are you ready to
hatewatch the whole Gaga's halftime show and complain about it more than actual stans, ONTD?
More pictures here.
December 6th: Sebastian on mrchunkyexpress's Instagram story at the Todd Snyder store opening. pic.twitter.com/Vn660InY24— Sebastian Stan News (@SebStanNews) December 7, 2016
December 6th: Sebastian on mr.rutherford Instagram story at the store opening of Todd Snyder pic.twitter.com/vhSIRAfwZd— Sebastian Stan News (@SebStanNews) December 7, 2016
December 6th: Sebastian via griff_lipson's Instagram video at the Todd Snyder store opening. pic.twitter.com/nHNHiEcpgP— Sebastian Stan News (@SebStanNews) December 7, 2016
sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.