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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Abel and Selena have been spotted together constantly over the past few weeks, but this is the first time we've seen them express their affection for eachother in a public announcement of sorts. Any other PDA photos we've gotten were shot from a voyeur's point of view, so this is a nice switch to those who care!

    Selena has posted The Weeknd on her Snapchat stories, and even posted a video of him on her Instagram (which has since been deleted).

    Here's them spotted after a date in Hollywood just before the (actual) weekend, April 6;

    Selena & Abel leaving Beauty & Essex in Hollywood, California - April 6th

    Sources: 1, 2
    do you post your love, ontd?

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    Dimension 404 is a science-fiction anthology series streaming on Hulu. Similar to shows like the Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, each episode is a different story with a twist. Narrated by Mark Hamill, there are currently 3 episodes available to watch, with the dates of 3 more TBA.

    Lea Michele plays a game over the radio on "Thinker Girls" to see how well she knows Rachel Berry;

    Lea got 2.5/3 of the questions correct, and then was asked to come up with her own hypothetical answer to a question for Rachel's 5 year plan ("what that bitch is up to now"): "I have a feeling that she would be on Broadway and she would be married to Jesse St. James, and maybe she would even get asked to have Kurt and Blaine's baby for them, and she would do it.

    Teasing about tour outfits;

    At a recent photoshoot;

    DIVA ✨

    Sources: 1, 2, 3
    she's sf extra, we need more tyra/xtina personalities tbh

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    Prison Riot

    +++Interpol's Top 20 List


    this is gonna turn into The Rock and Statham show and I'm hft

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    Synopsis from the link: ' A discovery pushes Naomi and Holden apart and sets the Roci crew against each other.'

    Syfy Wire's Cher Martinetti and Adam Swiderski join producers/universe creators Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham and discuss 2X11 (featuring special guest star The Expanse showrunner Naren Shankar)

    Higlights from the podcast:

    * Ty, Daniel and Naren are doing the podcast from the writers' room for season 3. There are amazing BTS stories about the Bobbie-Martens scene. When Bobbie punches him in the throat, Frankie was supposed to mime doing it and hit him on the chest with the flat of her hand, the first time she did it, she hit him so hard it sounded to everyone there like she shattered his breast bone and everyone on set just stopped. Peter Outerbridge is an old pro and just walked it off. Another thing- when she grabs Martens and throws him against the tv, she was only supposed to mime it, before they replace it with a fake tv, maybe even use a stunt actor. The first time, they did it, she actually threw him against it and broke the real tv unintentionally, which is the shot they used in the show. Even at 10% speed, when she's trying not to hurt anyone, Frankie is just wrecking the set.

    * Naomi and Holden are figuring out who they are to each other and on diverging paths. Naomi having a kid is part of her character, as the show goes on there'll be more conversations about that and more reveals. Naren loves the Arbogast storyline- in the book it's an open secret what's happening on Venus and people study it in the background, on the show it's more hidden, they focus on the personalities on the ship and talk about the larger philosophical elements it raises.

    * Writing process wise, Ty and Daniel always need to know what the ending is and work backwards from that, Naren tries not to write to a result, he reads the material to know the overall story, then in the micro he changes character dynamics or emotional arcs, adds stuff from the novellas ,without breaking the continuity of the overall story. Ty and Daniel are there to make sure the changes don't break the book continuity, that's how they stay on target. The departures happen organically on a more local level. Naren told Ty and Daniel he would like the characters on page 1 of the book, for the show characters to get there around season 3, for them not to know each other/their backstories and learn it over the course of the series, which is a departure from the books. They can dive into personalities a bit differently than the book, they stay true to the material and who these people are.

    * Leviathan Wakes is a mystery and a conspiracy, so that forces you to write in a particular way- hide answers, introduce more questions, etc. If you keep doing that it can get tiring, conspiracy themed shows tend to run out of steam and collapse under the weight of their own plot. It tends to feel in the end like a gimmick, where they just keep spinning the wheel, which is bad storytelling and can frustrate the audience. In S2 they ditch the mystery/conspiracy and focus on action-reaction-consequences. They're planting the show in forward motion- you're learning as you're going, things are changing, but you don't have to deal with contradictory explanations and stories that make it difficult to follow, so they can dig into the characters and deepen them. It's more satisfying to keep expanding the scope of the world and move forward.

    * There are pluses and minuses to adapting established material- Battlestar Galactica didn't have a blueprint and could take the show wherever they wanted to go, which can be creatively freeing, but they can also go off the rails. Conversely, with a book you can feel constrained by the plot, as long as you're aware of it and can find the balance between new stuff and old stuff. Ty and Daniel are aware of the difference in the mediums and half the time they're the ones suggesting the changes. One of the things Ty and Daniel learned working on the show- if they find actors they like who engage with the material and give a strong performance, they want to write more stuff for them and maybe fold in new, small characters into the existing character, rather than take a chance on bringing in a new to the show.

    * The Simpsons' Easter Egg on the show nobody can guess is from season 1 of the Simpsons. The one thing Naren wishes he could have done, but they couldn't do it money wise, is the proto-molecule battle with Bobbie's team on Ganymede, but in S3 they have a way to correct it a bit. He says if there's something they couldn't quite do, they'll find a way to do it eventually. They're very first conversation when they break down a new season, is 'how far can they get?' plot wise and that influences the pace. They purposely did end S1 where Leviathan Wakes ends, because they didn't want the story to feel finished, they wanted people to wonder what happens next and tune in to S2. Ty and Daniel outlined all 9 books while they were working on book 2, the show's writers' room knows a lot of it too, so they know where it's going and don't contradict it. They think the whole story could be told in about 7 seasons.

    Thanks to rakugaking for the link. Inverse interviewed The Expanse showrunner Naren Shankar. Highlights from the interview:

    * Before writing for Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1992 (his first writing gig), Naren was studying at Cornell University in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics. He realized he wasn't interested in being an engineer, Ron Moore, who just joined the writing staff of The Next Generation, encouraged him to write for tv. Naren slept on Ron's couch for 8 weeks in his initial time in Los Angeles.

    * He didn't have a cultural reference point for how to become a writer, so he became the keeper of the flame of Star Trek's fake science and grafted their techno-babble- 'It was like spraying this thin metal coating of science on the show.' He made sure te banter between Geordi and Scotty in 'Relics' was as close to being real as it could be and also wrote 'Force of Nature' where warp speed itself is revealed to be creating damage to the fabric of space.

    * Naren says that science fiction on television was difficult because doing science realism was hard to depict. Besides writing for three Star Trek shows (The Next Generation, Dee[ Space Nine and Voyager) he also wrote for Farscape and SeaQuest 2032. He took a much needed break from tv sci-fi to be the showrunner for CSI. He was away from the genre for about a decade and was reluctant to return to sci-fi, mostly because he didn't want to jump back into inventing absurd technology or depicting physics unscientifically. He found it boring, goofy and childish.

    * The changed when SyFy came to him with The Expanse, which impressed him with its realism and adherence to real space science the series strives to achieve. This season he wrote 'Paradigm Shift' which showed the discovery of the Epstein Drive. Shankar says 'people run away from hard science fiction because it's difficult to produce, but now, the effects allow us to show space battles without photon torpedoes and all that bullshit. The spaceships on The Expanse shoot at each other by flinging pieces of metal really, really fast".

    * He favors character arcs over big impact plot developments, like keeping Miller alive well into S2, when he dies at the end of the first novel. He says television is great at digging into characters, but it's not as good at relentlessly producing action, because it's not sustainable. He thinks sci-fi has come a long way in depicting realistic diversity since his Star Trek days, on Star Trek everybody was connected to their ethnicity in a very direct way (Uhura spoke Swahili, Scotty drinks Scotch) but with the Expanse everything is mixed, like Alex being an East Indian who speaks in a Texas accent. Because The Expanse is about 'tribalism', it's a larger, more scientifically accurate story that could be painting the future of humanity perhaps better than Star Trek did. All sci-fi is somewhat allegorical, when people get that about the show, it makes him think they're doing something special, that the show got it right and had something to say.

    SOURCES: #1, #2, #3, #4

    The 'Inside the Expanse' wasn't posted yet. The Expanse airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on the SyFy channel.

    Get wrecked, Martens.

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    Since Grey's are running out of disasters to throw at their doctors we have another plane crash story! Sadly I don't think Riggs is going to die like Lexie did in s8.

    Despite declarations that Scandal only exists in 1 world from Shonda...we are now exploring an alternate timeline for the 100th episode. Hopefully now it's hit 100 it will be cancelled. RIP to when Scandal was amazing.

    lbr, the only good part of TGIT. Queen Margot and Flopjamin are deciding what to do about their daughter. We learn more about Alice's bad girl past.

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    Source (gifs) 123
    (I used cuts because idk if everyone watches all the shows to prevent unintentionally spoiling anyone)

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    -According to The Hollywood Reporter: Tidal's subscription numbers are thought to be under 3 million and perhaps on par with competitors Deezer and Napster.

    I don't know what Deezer is, but who the fuck knew Napster was still around? Does Metallica know?

    How long before Jay-Z stops lying to himself that Tidal is going to happen?

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    -Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd and brother Todd Fisher have given Disney the go ahead to include her in the 2019 sequel.
    -Disney has no plans to digitize or CGI her appearance but will instead use her cut scenes from The Last Jedi.
    -Todd Fisher told NY Daily News: "Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t…She’s as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan – when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful…I feel like that’s what’s happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue."


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    She asks the questions no one else will. She lets her guests say what's really on their mind. And if you disagree with her, well, she doesn't give a #$!%. Chelsea Handler's back with big adventures, bigger guests, and boundary-pushing conversations. A brand new season of Chelsea streams Fridays on Netflix, starting April 14th.


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    -Bill O'Reilly (Alec Baldwin) and President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) discuss the sexual harassment scandal surrounding O'Reilly.
    -The writer-director (Beck Bennett) of Kendall Jenner's (Cecily Strong) Pepsi commercial shares his concept with friends ahead of the shoot.

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    Best Actress
    Billie Piper for Yerma at Young Vic

    Best New Comedy
    Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour at National Theatre – Dorfman

    Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
    Rotterdam at Trafalgar Studios 2

    White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
    Neil Austin for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Best Sound Design
    Gareth Fry for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Best Costume Design
    Katrina Lindsay for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
    Christine Jones for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Anthony Boyle for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Noma Dumezweni for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Best New Opera Production
    Akhnaten at London Coliseum

    Outstanding Achievement in Opera
    Mark Wigglesworth for his conducting of Don Giovanni and Lulu at London Coliseum

    Best Revival
    Yerma at Young Vic

    Best Actor
    Jamie Parker for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Virgin Atlantic Best New Play
    Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Best Director
    John Tiffany for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

    Best New Dance Production
    Betroffenheit by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young at Sadler’s Wells

    Outstanding Achievement in Dance
    English National Ballet for expanding the variety of their repertoire with Akram Khan’s Giselle and She Said at Sadler’s Wells

    Best Theatre Choreographer
    Matthew Bourne for The Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells

    Outstanding Achievement in Music
    School Of Rock The Musical – Three children’s bands who play instruments live every night at New London Theatre

    Best Entertainment and Family
    Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
    Adam J Bernard for Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
    Rebecca Trehearn for Show Boat at New London Theatre

    Magic Radio Best Musical Revival
    Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

    Best Actor in a Musical
    Andy Karl for Groundhog Day at The Old Vic

    Best Actress in a Musical
    Amber Riley for Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre

    Mastercard Best New Musical
    Groundhog Day at The Old Vic

    Special Award Winner
    Kenneth Branagh

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    'The Second Sex' by Simone de Beauvoir

    'The Second Sex' by Simone de Beauvoir

    About: Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as it was sixty years ago, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.

    'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker

    'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker

    About: The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.

    Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of women of color in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence.

    'A Room of One's Own' by Virginia Woolf

    'A Room of One's Own' by Virginia Woolf

    About: A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled Women and Fiction, and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy.

    'Women, Race, and Class' by Angela Y. Davis

    'Women, Race, and Class' by Angela Y. Davis

    About: A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.


    Book Post??

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    1.Ricky Gervais

    Why he's annoying: Ricky loves to tweet constantly about his atheism, his right to offend people, and his awful bathtub selfies that stopped being funny years ago (were they ever really funny?). He also loves retweeting literally any and every article that ever praised anything he's ever done.
    Positives: He's an animal rights advocate and has a cute cat.
    Examples of Tweets:

    And God said unto Ricky:

    2. Lil' Wayne
    Why he's annoying: Often says very questionable things and supports some very questionable people. Possibly a secret Kardashian stan as he often replaces the letter c with the letter k unnecessarily.
    Positives: Sometimes tweets about Drake.
    Examples of Tweets:

    3. Cher
    Why she's annoying:Creative use of emojis, all caps writing, and a unique interpretation of grammar makes for a headache inducing twitter feed that requires a PhD in code breaking to figure out.
    Positives: She hates Trump and often speaks out against his nonsense.
    Examples of Tweets:

    4. Lena Dunham
    Why she's annoying:Unfunny attempts at jokes and clunky social commentary that adds nothing of value.
    Positives: Sometimes retweets interesting articles and charities that do good work.
    Examples of Tweets:

    5. B.O.B
    Why he's annoying:This faux-philosopher/conspiracy nut/flat-earther regularly tweets out about things he doesn't understand - perpetuating anti-intellectualism to his 2.3 million followers.
    Positives: Reading his twitter feed instantly makes you feel better about yourself and your life choices, like watching Jersey Shore or finding out what Farrah Abraham has been up to.
    Examples of Tweets:

    Other annoying celebs on twitter: Shia LaBeouf and his artpop nonsense, Bill Maher and his smug twattiness, Roseanne Barr and her offensive alt-right craziness, Donald Trump and his everything.

    I've been in bed with a sinus infection all day - entertain me with your comments, ONTD!
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    Baby was born 2 weeks ago. Gender and name hasn't been revealed.


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    Diane takes on a new client who is accused of cyber-terrorism, resulting in unforeseen repercussions for the firm, especially Lucca. An accident brings Diane and Kurt together. Henry reveals new truths about the scandal to Maia. Jason Biggs and John Cameron Mitchell guest star on the season finale of The Good Fight streaming Sunday, April 16th exclusively on CBS All Access.

    unblocked link: https://www.youpak.com/watch?v=2OstrtW6fZE


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    "The film is based on a true story featured in the Wall Street Journal about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years."


    ONTD, when was the last time you played outside?

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    Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reprise their roles as Scully and Mulder, but this time in listening form! They are recording an audiobook for Joe Harris and Chris Carter’s graphic novels 'X-Files: Cold Cases', which takes place before the recent revival. Other X-Files actors who are reprising their roles for the audiobook are: Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man), Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood (the Lone Gunmen). 'X-Files: Cold Cases' will be available for purchase on July 18, 2017.


    This is cool and all but what about season 11? 

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  • 04/10/17--13:03: 12 Monkeys Season 3 Trailer

  • 12 Monkeys returns Friday, May 19, airing 8-11 p.m. ET each night throughout the weekend until Sunday, May 21 on Syfy.


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    - former CBC golden boy Jian Ghomeshi is back with a podcast called "The Ideation Project."
    - The project website describes it as a "creative adventure with the aim of taking a bigger picture view on newsworthy issues and culture." The site says Ghomeshi is responsible for the words, original music, recording and production associated with the project.
    - Ghomeshi speaks about globalization and multiculturalism in the rhyme-filled monologue, which is accompanied by up-tempo background music.
    - Ghomeshi tweeted about the podcast early this morning and the internet came for him.
    - Ghomeshi was fired in 2014 due to sexually assaulting several women. He was aquitted of all charges in 2016. In a seperate trial he apologized to a former coworker and charges were dropped.

    Source + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    i'd rather have my ears dug out with a dull spoon than have to listen to him.

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    Katy Perry just revealed her new platinum pixie-cut via her Instagram story. Just a month ago, Katy had given herself a 2013-Miley-Cyrus undercut but decided to go bolder.

    Are you here for her ANTM makeover, ONTD?

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