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- Ariana Grande Speaks on Objectification and Disrespect from Men
- Drake and JLo Would Very Much Like Your Attention
- Kumail Nanjiani Sits Next to Pantsless Sociopath on Plane
- Taylor Lautner Sends Billie Lourd Love After Carrie Fisher's Death
- Debbie Reynolds rushed to hospital; possible stroke
- Debbie Reynolds passes away
- Reclusive Marvel CEO photographed for the first time in 35 years with Donald Trump
- Yesterday's ONTD Roundup
- 12/29/16--10:48: Vikings 4x16 "Crossings" Promo
- 12/29/16--11:51: Benjamin Millepede Claims He Left Paris Ballet Because of Racism
- 12/29/16--12:08: Amanda Palmer: "Donald Trump is going to make punk rock great again"
- 12/29/16--12:13: Brother of JonBenet Ramsey Sues CBS for $750 Million Over TV Special
- 12/29/16--12:25: Simon & Schuster Gives Leading White Nationalist a $250K Book Deal
- Milo Yiannopoulos, a hero of
the alt-rightNeo-nazis who was famously banned from Twitter for hate speech and harassment, has signed a $250K book deal with Simon & Schuster
- Yiannopoulos is also an editor for Breitbart News
- He brags about being as offensive as possible in his meeting with S&S, expecting to be thrown out, but instead had a ton of money thrown at him
- Boycotts have already been called for S&S, who also recently published books by Shonda Rhimes, Amy Schumer, and Anna Kendrick
- 12/29/16--12:32: Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian
- 12/29/16--12:47: Lee Daniels takes on #OscarsSoWhite
- 12/29/16--13:12: Celebrities Mourn Debbie Reynolds
- 12/29/16--13:42: GoFundMe to protect Betty White from 2016 started
- 12/29/16--15:23: Who Won Project Runway Season 15?
- 12/29/16--15:26: D.L. Hughley draws ire over Debbie Reynolds tweet
- 12/29/16--15:54: The B is back! Brandi Glanville on a new reality show
- 12/29/16--16:04: 15 (5) Reasons DCTV is Better than the DCEU
- 12/29/16--16:09: Best of 2016: Biggest TV Character Deaths
- 12/29/16--16:22: Steve Martin Criticized For Tweet About Carrie Fisher
- 12/29/16--17:39: ONTD Original: Top 10 Forgotten American Idol Auditions
- 12/29/16--18:51: The worst changes Arrow made from the comics
For Wednesday, December 28, 2016:
Benjamin Millepied, the former director of the Paris Opera Ballet and
Kevin Federline husband of Natalie Portman, has a documentary coming out that follows his time at the Paris Opera Ballet. In "Rest", which comes out on January 13, he calls out the ballet world for its vicious racism. He also says that the POB has lost its reputation and quality. The documentary comes shortly after revelations that he abused expenses and funds at the POB. Some quotes:
“I heard someone say a black girl in a ballet is a distraction. If there are 25 white girls, everyone will look at the black girl. Everyone must be alike in a company, meaning everyone must be white...I have to shatter this racist idea.”
“This company, from the 1800s to the 1950s, was reputed for its phrasing, for the way the dancers moved. This is sorely missing from the school today.”
“I’ve realized that it’s too hard to turn this [organization] into what I think is most relevant for ballet today.”
Have u experienced racism in your job?
Amanda Palmer: 'Donald Trump is going to make punk rock great again' https://t.co/HARepnfAmQ— The Guardian (@guardian) December 29, 2016
Amanda Palmer and her husband Neil Gaiman have been granted five-year working visas for Australia.
Amanda has studied Weimar Germany extensively and thinks that Trump's presidency will produce great art.
She says Trump's presidency will encourage artists to go into basements and speakeasies to create amazing satirically political art.
She continues, saying that frightening political climates always allow for good and authentic art to flourish.
Do you think that Trump's presidency will encourage artists to make great art?
Burke Ramsey Files $750 Million Defamation Lawsuit Over CBS's JonBenet Ramsey Docuseries.
The special theorized that Burke, then 9, killed his sister and that their parents, John and Patsy, may have covered up the crime.
Burke Ramsey and his parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, were cleared of the crime by a Boulder prosecutor based on DNA evidence in 2008
I came home
A little late
Someone had a bag packed for me
And a carriage awaited
To escort me to my very own "charming"
Back to where our stars first collided
And now it was full circle
At the same table we first met by chance
This time he made it not by chance
But by choice
Down on one knee
He said 4 words
On the Academy's lack of diversity, Lee Daniels had this to say:
“Go out and do the work. Oscars so white! So what? Do your work. Let your legacy speak and stop complaining, man. Are we really in this for the awards? If I had thought that way — that the world was against me — I wouldn’t be here now. These whiny people that think we’re owed something are incomprehensible and reprehensible to me. I don’t expect acknowledgment or acceptance from white America. I’m going to be me.”
He also says he wants white people to feel cool and that him giving white characters swag or whatever will heal the country.
You can read the rest of the interview @ the SOURCE
The world's leading movie ticket site, Fandango, has released its list of the most anticipated movies of 2017.
Most Anticipated Movies:
1. “Star Wars: Episode VIII”
2. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
3. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”
4. “Wonder Woman”
5. “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
The rest at the source
An outpouring of love and admiration has been expressed in the wake of Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds' death Wednesday night.
This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting pic.twitter.com/AeIVGaGl9k— Todd Fisher (@tafish) December 29, 2016
Some of the magic people have left the tribe...for the moment I am inconsolable...💔💔💔— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) December 29, 2016
An actress, a trailblazer and hero, rest in peace Debbie Reynolds. pic.twitter.com/f1jId7Qz4R— The Academy (@TheAcademy) December 29, 2016
American treasure. pic.twitter.com/8TZMxcbByb— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 29, 2016
I can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week. I send all of my love.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 29, 2016
i love you billie. so so much. rest in peace, debbie reynolds.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 29, 2016
#DebbieReynolds has just died. This is too hard to comprehend. Beautiful, talented, devoted to her craft, she follows Carrie, dead days ago.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 29, 2016
💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 wow...... this sad news makes me wanna hug my mama and never let go...... pic.twitter.com/WX7vN63x0k— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can't believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Billie.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds, God is holding you and Carrie in his hands.— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) December 29, 2016
We will always speak your name🌈
Love you, Debbie Allen
Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood Royalty. It breaks my heart that she is gone. I'd hoped that my grieving was done for 2016.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 29, 2016
I'll never say no to you... pic.twitter.com/bZjB92d7W2— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds helped light my passion for performing with Singin' in The Rain. She will always be an icon. Rest with Carrie, Debbie.— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) December 29, 2016
There are no words left. RIP #DebbieReynolds— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 29, 2016
So blown away and saddened by this Debbie Reynolds news a day after her daughter, Carrie passes away. So much luv & strength to their family— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 29, 2016
There are so many things Carrie would have to say about this. But I am sure they are holding each other right now. Sail on silver girls. 💔 pic.twitter.com/YlrN6prvM8— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) December 29, 2016
There are no words. Just that we all want 2 surround Billie with loving strength & support. Please give her space media. Please. Please.— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) December 29, 2016
This. Just this devastatingly moving photograph. Just this. pic.twitter.com/PKTT7gPbBI— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) December 29, 2016
Peace & love Debbie Reynolds ..... singing in the 💦 pic.twitter.com/cwnvGWvUvr— Daryl Hannah (@dhlovelife) December 29, 2016
Damn. RIP Debbie Reynolds. Legendary entertainer. I'm sure broken hearted by the loss of her daughter.— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) December 29, 2016
RIP debbie reynolds.... #surreal— Belinda Carlisle (@belindaofficial) December 29, 2016
Thank you Ashley, you speak for us all. https://t.co/h4v2IJ0US3— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 29, 2016
The saddest news. Debbie Reynolds - an outstanding performer with the most beautiful vibrant energy. Rest in peace, radiant soul. X pic.twitter.com/HJ4djDnTdO— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 29, 2016
There is nothing harder than having to bury a child. Debbie died of a broken heart, but she's with her daughter now. https://t.co/G3pcQCoViK— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 29, 2016
I can't believe that Debbie Reynolds passed away. Billie Lourd is so young to have to carry so much grief at once. Bless you child.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 29, 2016
Debbie went to be with Carrie. She always worried about her. Carrie left too soon and now they… https://t.co/Aln3wBlXOB— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) December 29, 2016
I'm sure I missed some, so leave them in the comments and I'll add. I'll also try to update this if more condolences get posted.
The Academy, Joely, Todd, Anna, Ellen, Ariana, Bette, Miley, Albert, Debbie A, Constance, Kevin, William, Lin, Grant, Ashley, Josh, Dwayne, Selma, Jamie, Sarah, Daryl, Dane, Dean, Belinda, Mark, Peter, Gwendoline, George, Patricia, Debbie, Kimberly
Someone started a GoFundMe campaign to "protect" Betty White from 2016 https://t.co/XwwqC7zIj7— TIME (@TIME) December 29, 2016
- So far $7,000+ has been raised (of a $10,000 goal)
- The dude who started it says he'll end the campaign on New Years Eve and give all the money to Spartanburg Little Theater
This late af post...
Denzel Washington Says Its Easier to 'Blame Somebody Else' When It Comes to Colorism In Hollywood https://t.co/B0DGgcVAU4— Atlanta Black Star (@ATLBlackStar) December 29, 2016
When he was asked in an interview with BET if colorism held darker-skinned actors back from achieving success in Hollywood, Washington pointed to “Fences” co-star Viola Davis to suggest light-skinned actors are not favoured over dark-skinned actors “One of the best roles for a woman of any color in the last, in a good good while or at least any movie that I’ve been in, a dark-skinned woman has in this film,”
Washington went on to suggest that not being casted is due to skill level and determination not skin tone.
"The easiest thing to do is to blame someone else, the system. Yeah, there’s a possibility, maybe, that you’re not good enough, but it’s easy to say it’s someone else’s fault. But there’s a possibility that you’re not ready and you can still blame it on someone else instead of getting ready.”
His comments came as a surprised because in 2012 he spoke about telling his daughter that she would face disadvantages as an actress because she is dark-skinned.
Viola Davis has herself spoken about the colourism faced specifically by dark skinned women in hollywood; in a 2015 interview with The Wrap she said for women of colour in acting “the paper-bag test is still very much alive and kicking.”
Watch his comments about colourism here
Comedian D.L. Hughley was the subject of controversy after making the following tweet making fun of Debbie Reynolds.
Debbie Reynolds died a day after her daughter did! Black Mama's don't die cuz they kids do!They cry and say God don't make no mistakes!— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) December 29, 2016
Hughley remained unapologetic after being called out:
@JudithBenezra Nah!! As a comedian I should say what I see— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) December 29, 2016
-My Kitchen Rules also features other "celebs" such as Brandy, Ray J, Lance Bass (Vanderpumps bff....) and other nobodies
by casting Poorsha and Kyle by Alene Too Richards
Brandi needs to come back to RHOBH like yesterday!
-the arrowverse introduced the multiverse in the flash season 2
-allows for fun ways to bring back dead characters (floyd lawton, ronnie raymond, laurel lance)
-new ways to see current characters (54 different harrison wells)
-don't even know if the dceu will introduce the multiverse anytime soon
-known/explored earths: 1, 2, 3, & 38 so far
10. Time Travel
-might never be a part of dceu like it is in dctv
-barry fucking things up & trying to fix them
-lead to spin-off legends of tomorrow
8. Felicity & Cisco
-they both bring humor and light to the sometimes dark series
-dceu's attempts at humor suck
7. Smaller Characters Get to Appear
-suicide squad only film so far that attempted to bring in smaller characters
-dceu's focus is on the big players
-examples: mr. terrific, ragman, livewire, silver banshee, miss martian,
damien darhk, trickster, rip hunter, vixen & constantine
1. DCTV Has Fun
-suicide squad was the attempt to inject humor into the dceu but flopped
-coloring of films themselves are too dark
-dctv's arrow (and gotham) are darker series but flash and supergirl lighten things up
-shows don't take themselves as seriously
Which do you enjoy more, ONTD? DCTV or the DCEU?
10. Pablo Escobar "Narcos"
About: Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture and ultimately kill him.
Cause of death: Pablo Escobar, Colombian druglord, died in a shootout with law enforcement after escaping from prison and avoiding capture for months.
8. Lexa "The 100"
About: Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.
Cause of death: Lexa, Commander of the Grounder Clans, died from a gunshot wound after she consummated her relationship with Clarke. Lexa's death was an accident; the shooter, Titus, wanted to kill Clarke.
6. Vanessa Ives "Penny Dreadful"
About: Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.
Cause of death: Vanessa Ives, medium, witch, and vampire killer, died of a gunshot wound. Ives asked werewolf Ethan Crawford to kill her in order to save London from Dracula's clutches.
4. Laurel Lance "Arrow"
About: Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. But he wasn't alone on the island where he learned not only how to fight and survive but also of his father's corruption and unscrupulous business dealings. He returns to civilization a changed man, determined to put things right. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his mysterious island mentors, arms himself with a bow and sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city.
Cause of death: Laurel Lance, AKA Black Canary, a lawyer and vigilante superhero, died after Damien Dahrk stabbed her with one of Oliver Queen's arrows.
2. Hodor "Game of Thrones"
About: In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea.
Cause of death: Hodor, giant, protector, and man of few words was torn to death by a swarm of Wight Walkers. He died heroically, sacrificing himself to save Bran and Meera, by holding the door of their hideout shut while they fled.
What tv-death made you upset??
Steve Martin deleted a twitter tribute to Carrie Fisher after being criticized for what some felt was its sexist nature. On Tuesday, Martin (who had a brief fling with Fisher in the 70s) sent out this tweet:
He deleted the tweet after some of his followers objected to what they felt was a sexist focus on Fisher's looks ("I think she apprised to be something higher than just being pretty. How do you want to be remembered?" one wrote).
New York Magazine published an article on their website criticizing Martin and other men whose tributes to Fisher appeared to focus on how attractive they found her. In an article titled "Steve Martin, This Isn't How You Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher" (note: the title of the article has since been changed), author Claire Landsbaum wrote:
That characterization of Leia — as a wet dream for prepubescent men — is something Fisher spoke out against her whole career...So remember Fisher for her immense talent, her outspoken feminism, and her moving commentary on mental health — not for the way she looked onscreen.
Some people have come to Martin's defense, including Walking Dead actor Michael Cudlitz and Piers Morgan:
. @SteveMartinToGo 4 the record. Anyone with a brain understood the intention of your tweet. ✌️️— Michael Cudlitz (@Cudlitz) December 29, 2016
We all remember some of the other notoriously awful Idol-hopefuls (William Hung, Mary Roach, and Larry Platt aka, the "Pants on the Ground" man.
But what about those who were just as awful, who did not gain as much publicity? Here is a lookback at more terrible American Idol auditions.
(Note: even if some of these were obvious set-ups by producers, I will still include them, for the sake of laughs).
1. Tashawn Moore
american idol (Tashawn moore)by staco2
Tashawn Moore came into the season 5 auditions in Minneapolis, singing none other than Minneapolis's own Prince. She butchered up the lyrics to "Kiss" quite brutally, and kept forgetting the lyrics and re-singing parts she already sang. (Sorry the video is in French, I couldn't find an English one. The singing is in English though, that's all that matters?)
2. Paul Maturano
Paul Maturano creeped the judges out with his stalking anthem which he wrote himself about Paula Abdul, during season 7. The song contained lyrics such as "I'm not much of a talker, so I guess that I'll just stalk her. And I'll stalk her, if she were a doggy I'd walk her" and more strange forced rhymes.
3. Ty Hemmerling aka Bikini Boy
In response to the previous season's infamous "Bikini Girl", the local Denver radio station sent out Ty Hemmerling to audition in a bikini singing "Achy Breaky Heart". The judges just walked right out of the room.
4. Rhonetta Johnson
Rhonetta came in with her...interesting ensemble, and her belief that she would be able to compete with JLo and Janet on the charts. She sang several songs during her audition, all of which sounded terrible. But the one thing better than her audition, was her attitude that followed. She talked shit about the judges afterwards, especially Paula.
5. Sarah Goldberg
Unlike most contestants, Sarah was actually aware that she could not sing. What she hoped instead was that they would provide her singing lessons, and that they could take an average tone-deaf person and turn them into a great singer. But like others, the best part was her reaction afterwards.
6. James Lewis
James Lewis, a tourguide from Philadelphia, sang in an extremely deep voice, making the words sound almost completely unintelligble.
7. Ian Benardo
Ian previously tried out for "So You Think You Can Dance", in which he was also rejected. This time, was no better. He "sang" Gloria, and similar to the aftermath of his SYTYCD audition, he afterwards badmouths Simon for "not being American".
8. Alberto Hertado
Alberto came in with an original song he wrote, which the judges deemed too depressing. He also made a giant fan, painted with "American Idol's Biggest Fan" on it. (Note: I could not find a better quality video of this.)
9. Julie "Isadora" Furman
Julie/Isadora sang (?) "Lady Marmalade" followed by some strange orgasmic-sounding noises. She also thought Chris Daughtry was Versace.
10. Jarrod Norell
Jarrod sang "Amazing Grace", which Kara Dioguardi said "sounded like a lawnmower". When the judges say no, he continues to sing, and refuses to leave, leading security to escort him out.
What are your favorite Idol moments?
14. GETTING RID OF SPEEDY’S DRUG ADDICTION
-Roy's drug addiction was an iconic moment for the character and for comics in general with them dealing with real life issues.
-Since Thea is technically Speedy now, they could give the storyline to her given her past and it's a storyline Willa could handle.
12. SIDELINING CHINA WHITE
-China White has been a major villain in the Green Arrow comics, she was part of the reason Oliver turned into Green Arrow
-In Arrow, China got sidelined and became a henchwoman who appears here and there when she should be a major crime boss in the Arrowverse.
9. THE DEATH OF LAUREL LANCE
-Black Canary is one of the most central and important characters to Green Arrow, she is the Lois to his Superman.
-Arrow gave her a lackluster death just when they found their groove with writing the character somewhat properly
6. MAKING OLIVER TOO SERIOUS
-One thing that sets Oliver apart from Batman is his humor. He doesn't take life to seriously and knows how to have a good time.
-Oliver Queen in Arrow is the poor mans Batman.
4. TURNING AMANDA WALLER INTO A PUSHOVER
-Amanda 'The Wall' Waller is one of DCs most revered female characters. She doesn't have superpowers but her ruthlessness and political intrigue made plenty of villains and heroes afraid of her.
-Amanda Waller in Arrow was a woman of very little words who was never used properly. She was killed by a nobody while being held hostage.
What comic aspects would you like to see Arrow (Flarrowverse in general) incorporate/adapt?