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- 02/14/17--15:37: _Tom Brady is a Cock...
- 02/14/17--15:38: _Love Season Two Tra...
- 02/14/17--15:39: _Diane Guerrero (OIT...
- 02/14/17--15:39: _Harrison Ford, who ...
- 02/14/17--15:51: _Carlos Santana says...
- 02/14/17--16:37: _20 Remarkable Memoi...
- 02/14/17--16:41: _Cool Japan? I don't...
- 02/14/17--17:00: _Valenstans 2017: Pa...
- 02/14/17--17:58: _Adele’s George Mich...
- 02/14/17--18:03: _"The Royals" Season...
- 02/14/17--18:19: _Vanderpump Rules s0...
- 02/14/17--18:20: _J.K.Rowling makes a...
- 02/14/17--18:37: _Being poor sucks, a...
- 02/14/17--19:05: _GQ Reporter Tweets ...
- 02/14/17--19:12: _"This Is Us" 1x16 P...
- 02/14/17--19:21: _Grammy Snub Saga fe...
- 02/14/17--19:28: _Chrissy Teigen clap...
- 02/14/17--20:00: _Valenstans 2017: Pa...
- 02/14/17--21:36: _ONTD Original: 4 Ma...
- 02/14/17--21:36: _Philip Pullman Anno...
- 02/14/17--15:37: Tom Brady is a Cockroach
- 02/14/17--15:38: Love Season Two Trailer + Renewed for Season Three
- 02/14/17--15:39: Diane Guerrero (OITNB) To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot
- 02/14/17--16:37: 20 Remarkable Memoirs by Black Celebrities
- 02/14/17--17:00: Valenstans 2017: Part 3
- 02/14/17--17:58: Adele’s George Michael Tribute Almost Featured Beyoncé, Rihanna
- 02/14/17--18:03: "The Royals" Season (Series?) Finale Promo
- 02/14/17--18:19: Vanderpump Rules s05e14 "Beads, Beers, and Tears"; SUR is hiring
- 02/14/17--18:20: J.K.Rowling makes a fool out of Piers Morgan on twitter. Again.
- 02/14/17--19:05: GQ Reporter Tweets Tom Hiddleston's Recipe for Bolognese
- 02/14/17--19:12: "This Is Us" 1x16 Promo
- 02/14/17--20:00: Valenstans 2017: Part 4
- 02/14/17--21:36: ONTD Original: 4 Manga That Should Not Exist
- 02/14/17--21:36: Philip Pullman Announces A Follow-Up Trilogy To 'His Dark Materials'
- Before the Super Bowl, Zoo Atlanta and the Roger Williams Park Zoo in RI made a bet that the loser had to name a baby animal after the winning team's quarterback, and Zoo Atlanta revealed Tom Brady the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach on facebook today.
- Tom Brady will hiss when fighting or as part of his mating ritual, likes to eat decaying organic matter, and is a positive cockroach because he will survive the imminent nuclear war.
- Unfortunately, Atlanta doesn't get all the credit because both zoos agreed on the Madagascar hissing cockroach beforehand, but they probably knew how it would end due to their experiences with Atlanta sports.
what's your fursona?
I enjoyed the first season & will be watching season two, but am a little surprised at it being renewed for a third season so early.
Orange Is the New Black alumna Diane Guerrero is set as the female lead opposite Chris Distefano in Distefano, CBS’ comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators.
an Italian American from Brooklyn and a new dad who married a Puerto Rican woman, Distefano centers on Izzy (Guerrero) and Chris (Distefano), two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families – one Puerto Rican, one Italian.
- On Monday, Harrison Ford landed his Cessna on a taxiway instead of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County (which I think is like National in that it's terrifying to fly out of and was renamed after an asshole?), buzzing an American Airlines 737 that took off safely a few minutes later.
- Air traffic controllers gave him the right info, and he repeated it back, so it's unclear why he landed on the taxiway. He was heard to say "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" There will be an FAA investigation that could lead to a suspension of his license.
- Ford has had a couple of other incidents flying—including a crash due to engine failure in a WWII-era plane in 2015 and a helicopter crash in 1999—but NBC says that he's "revered as an excellent pilot in aviation circles."
Carlos Santana has weighed in on the Grammy weekend controversy.
Carlos Santana says that Adele deserved to win because she can sing, while Beyoncé is not a singer.
He said that Beyoncé is beautiful to look and that she models the music, while Adele performs without dancers and props because she is a singer.
Carlos released a statement on his Facebook page, where he says that his comments were taken out of context.
Sources: Twitter + Facebook
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
About: The mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.
With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.
And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.
Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
About: A hilarious and affecting essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from celebrated stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson.
Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comic, which means that, often, her everyday experiences become points of comedic fodder. And as a black woman in America, she maintains, sometimes you need to have a sense of humor to deal with the absurdity you are handed on the daily. Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn t that . . . white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page and she s going to make you laugh as she s doing it.
Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is "Queen. Bae. Jesus," to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, "2 Dope Queens," to the top spot on iTunes. As personal as it is political, "You Can't Touch My Hair" examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases with humor and heart, announcing Robinson as a writer on the rise."
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
About: ent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local "powhitetrash." At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors ("I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare") will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.
Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
About: "Picture a ballerina in a tutu and toe shoes. What does she look like?"
As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a ground-breaking ballerina.
When she discovered ballet, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life (culminating in a highly publicized custody battle), she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.
With an insider's unique point of view, Misty opens a window into the life of a professional ballerina who lives life center stage: from behind the scenes at her first auditions to her triumphant roles in some of the most iconic ballets. But in this beautifully written memoir, she also delves deeper to reveal the desire and drive that made her dreams reality.
Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
About: As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation's only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons—which, for fourteen years, she's shared in O, The Oprah Magazine's widely popular "What I Know For Sure" column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation.
Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful cloth bound book with a ribbon marker, packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme—joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power—these essays offer a rare, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women—while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and again.
It has been initially reported that CDJapan (A popular site for buying Japanese physical CD/DVD copies overseas) sent an e-mail to their customers that Avex Pictures has placed an export ban on Blu-Rays, DVDs, and CDs. However, it is later revealed that this ban applies to anything that falls under Avex Group and its subsidaries (e.g., Avex Trax, Avex Pictures, Idol Street, etc). The ban will be enforced starting 6:00PM (Japan Time UTC+9) on Feburary 15th, 2017. Popular sites for international fans such as CDJapan and Amazon.jp promised to fulfill as many orders as possible before the deadline. However, it should be noted that some products affected by this export ban are already unavailable for shipping, so even if you try to buy something now, there is a chance that it's already too late. Avex has yet to comment regarding their decision to enforce this export ban.
Screenshots containing the e-mail, customer service response, and blocked attempts at ordering an Avex product can be found at the source.
and the government wonders why cool japan is flopping rofl
Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich (the man Frank Ocean addressed his letter too) told Billboard the plans was to have them perform a mashup of Michael's hits. The idea, pitched by Michael’s manager Michael Lippman, was scrapped when it became clear “how passionate Adele was,” Ehrlich said. “She had a vision for what she wanted to do with it.”
Adele reportedly worked with Michael’s lawyers on the tribute’s visuals. Backstage at the Grammys, Adele said that Michael's family wanted it specifically to be her who did the tribute + no one else, “they came back and were very specific that it be me.” She also discussed her love for Michael:
“I found him to be one of the truest icons, because a lot of the time, with people who are at that globally known and famous, there tends to be… not a fakeness in a bad way, but they put on this massive bravado and alter-ego to protect themselves. And he was very British. No matter where his career or love life took him, he always remained true to Britain and they gave him a hard fucking time a lot of the time, but he still stayed loyal until the very end. ... I relate to that—no matter how much I try to escape Britain sometimes, my roots are there. I took great comfort in him—and the bigger my career got, in trying to remain myself. It was an honor to do it tonight.”
What shady thing did Boone tell Jasper about Robert?? My guess is he knew about Pryce's plan to kill Simon and that the order for Boone to take down Robert's plane actually came from Robert and not Ted?
'Vanderpump Rules' cast: Lisa Vanderpump hints at an upcoming change? https://t.co/VsHCse8qWT— Lindsay Cronin (@GirlWithGossip) February 13, 2017
y'all better apply
watch last night's ep here
New Orleans party episode!! some thoughts:
Stassi u need to stfu forever about Patrick unless it's to rant about what a POS he is. LISTEN TO KRISTEN
Katie continues to be obsessed with Ariana thru out the entire episode
Jax is firing on all cylinders, from his Febreeze metaphor about Katie/Toms relationship to “getting marriage advice from Scheana is like getting sobriety advice from Shay. Kinda pointless.”
Stassi finally gets a heartfelt apology from Jax as Brittany awkwardly sits between them, who comments that he has never apologized to her for anything..
Within 30 minutes, Piers retorted, because he's obsessed & pathetic & stalking her:
What dumbass Piers CLEARLY was not aware of was that Rowling was quoting PIERS' OWN ARTICLE about British celebrities that matter, saying Rowling "has had a greater impact on the world than most other names on it" & gives her credit for getting children to read again.
His flop of a reply, 2 1/2 hours later:
Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god. He doesn't realise. This is the best day of my life. pic.twitter.com/fl0lFPHXf5— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) February 14, 2017
Relax, quarter-wit, I knew what it was. Just surprised I put her as high as 97th. https://t.co/HCzx4Ius4E— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 14, 2017
God Bless J.K.Rowling
Tom Hiddleston made waves with his over-the-top interview for GQ with reporter Taffy Brodesser-Ackner. In the interview (which is wild, by the way), he makes a mean bolognese for the interviewer. Today, she tweeted his in-demand recipe:
Due to popular demand, Tom Hiddleston's Bolognese recipe. pic.twitter.com/NTp65mtKvX— Taffy Akner (@taffyakner) February 9, 2017
Tom Hiddleston retweeted her, adding something like, "Thank you to Taffy Brodesser-Ackner for your shared enthusiasm of bolognese." Idk why, but then he deleted it. (I didn't get a screencap, sorry!)
What are y'all eating this Valentine's Day?
"Memphis": Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where Randall learns about his biological father's past.
The Academy held a meeting to discuss Beyonce "gaming the system" by dipping into many genres. This was published in a New York Times article.
"According to a senior music executive who attended the meeting, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the internal deliberations, there was a “very spirited debate that took maybe five minutes” and included several voters’ suspicions that by recording a rock song and a country song (“Daddy Lessons”) on her album “Lemonade"
Grammys' Portnow: "You don’t get Chance the Rapper as Best New Artist if you have a membership that isn’t diverse" https://t.co/N3BCb7Mxpn— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) February 14, 2017
His comments in the interview:
Q : “Do you think the Grammys has a race problem?”
A: “No, I don’t think there’s a race problem at all.”
"We don’t, as musicians, in my humble opinion, listen to music based on gender or race or ethnicity. When you go to vote on a piece of music—at least the way that I approach it—is you almost put a blindfold on and you listen. It’s a matter of what you react to and what in your mind as a professional really rises to the highest level of excellence in any given year. And that is going to be very subjective. That’s what we ask our members to do, even in the ballots. We ask that they not pay attention to sales and marketing and popularity and charts. You have to listen to the music. So of the 14,000 voters, they listen, they make up their minds, and then they vote.
Now here’s the other interesting part of the process, and we stand 100 percent behind the process: It’s a democratic vote by majority. So somebody could either receive or not receive a Grammy based on one vote. It could be that tight."
On Chance The Rapper: To your earlier question about a racial problem. The album, record, song and best new artist categories are ones that the entire voting membership is entitled to vote on. You don’t get Chance the Rapper as the Best New Artist of the year if you have a membership that isn’t diverse and isn’t open-minded and isn’t really listening to the music, and not really considering other elements beyond how great the music is.
On Kanye's absence this year: "Kanye, as you know, had some medical concerns and situations,"..."We had dialog with him about actually performing. At the end of the day, what we had heard was he just wasn't in a place where he felt comfortable doing that. That’s completely understandable."
Solange deleted it. This message is very much important. pic.twitter.com/p5F1q1WLW4— Kordei ⚜️Nation (@Negroorific) February 14, 2017
“Friendly reminder: don’t be racist,” he wrote on his website, before posing the following dialogue:
Q: WTF is “Urban Contemporary”?
A: It’s where the white man puts the incomparable pregnant black woman because he is so threatened by her talent, power, persuasion and potential.
Beyonce's former engineer held a Q&A on Reddit and answered many questions on what it's like working with Beyonce in the studio.
Lainey also confirmed the meeting they held to discuss Beyonce "fixing" the award show. Lainey also states the obvious in her new post, Beyonce was prepared to lose. She knew.
So ONTD, how do you feel about the Grammys repeating 1988 all over again?
MODS, only the Carlos comments were posted in this round up post so I have removed them. The rest has not been posted.
-Furthering their already incredibly low standars they go on to say "Get you a man who can do both. (Deal with you both sober and drunk, in case you didn't get that) in their title
-Chrissy wasn't particularly impressed with the way Marie Claire/the internet was reacting & tweeted
How is John taking off my jewelry "relationship goals" like your fuckin boyfriend won't take your necklace off jfc leave him— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 14, 2017
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONTD! <3
Hey y'all! While I'm working on my magnus opus Industry Plants (for my bae fka) and my K-pop recap, I wanted to post my highly subjective list of manga/animes that should not have been made. God did not intend for his children to use their gifts in such a way. These ain't mangas that are ugly, nor are they necessarily horrible but these the books with such awful premises that it makes you wonder if the writer was smoking crack when they came up with it. Shit you don't understand why anyone would read. These books could have the best storylines ever but were so poorly executed that no one would read it.
This list is entirely subjective, so y'all might find these worth reading. I didn't. That's why they're here.
This anime is about a 27 year man who lives at home with his father. After suffering an awful breakup he meets a 15 year old girl who's also going through a breakup. The pair decide to go to an amusement park together where they fall in love. If that doesn't sound messy in and of itself, then this will get you: the pair then find out that they are siblings. The girl moves in with her father and brother. That doesn't deter them from starting a relationship. The manga is about with how the deal with the stigama of getting together and whether or not it's worth it, so I guess there's some merit if you want to read about a pedophile other brother struggle with his feeling for his younger sister, and vice versa.
Kore Wa Koi No Hanashi
Here's another story with a wild ass age gap. Kore Wa Koi No Hanashi is about an 31 year old writer and is budding relationship with a girl 21 years his junior (y'all can do the math). The manga, which spans thru the girl's middle school and high school years, has 11 volumes with 42 chapters. It also has good reviews but I just have a hard time believing that anyone would subject themselves to this. I'm not about to google whether or not the couple had a kiss scene because I don't wanna be taken down for child porn in Trump's America.
Houou Gakuen Misoragumi
This manga is about a young lesbian who resents men. Ha mother can't stand for that since she wants some grandchildren so she sends her daughter to an all boys school so she can find some good dick to get over that silly lesbian phase. And she does! Houou Gaken Misoragumi plays the 'lesbians need that one dick' trope straight, and the mangaka here agrees with what the mother's doing to her daughter. This particular manga was so hated that the print release of the book was canceled! I wouldn't bother reading this unless you'd want to be set back a hundred years.
Everyone has heard of Transformers. It's a pretty big and well established franchacise with multiple movies, anime, games, and comicbooks to it's name. What people don't know of is Transformers Kiss Players, a manga where the Autobots need to be kiss and bond to teenage girls to work. That's kinda skeevy but it's not the absolute worst thing that's been made. Instead,Transformers fans found out that "the manga scans depicted characters being swallowed whole and alive, blatantly suggestive scenes (such as the Legions' infamous "penis-tongues" and the endless stream of implied-rape imagery), and late teenagers/young adults appearing to be eight years old (no this isn't an art style quirk)." I'm not even gonna bother to post a picture of this shit, imagine sitting in a jail cell trying to explain to your lawyer why you have robot kiddie porn on your hard drive.
After 17 years, Philip Pullman has announced a companion series to the His Dark Materials trilogy, with the first book, The Book of Dust, set for publication on October 19.
The original trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) was published between 1995 and 2000. It was translated into 40 languages and sold over 17.5 million copies.
The new series will take place in the same world as the original trilogy and will include many of the same characters. The first book will take part several years before the original trilogy, and the second and third books will take place after. Pullman insists this isn't a continuation of the original story though, but a companion series.
Loads more information about it at the source.
Oh...my...god. He's been talking about this for 84 years and I figured it would never happen.