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- 12/13/18--15:36: _Did Ariana Grande('...
- 12/13/18--09:09: New poster for Jordan Peele's 'Us'
- 12/13/18--09:09: Jennifer Grey to recur on Grey's Anatomy
- 12/13/18--10:00: ONTD Roundup
- Claudia Schiffer's Dog Attacked, Killed A Farmer's Pregnant Sheep
- Chelsea Handler thinks women will complain less about Kotex recall than men did about romaine recall
- Full list of 2019 SAG Awards Nominations
- Tabloid Cover Wednesday
- Yesterday's Roundup
- 12/13/18--10:58: Joe Alwyn Reportedly Wants to Propose to Taylor Swift 'Soon'
- 12/13/18--11:01: Time Magazine ranks the worst songs of 2018
- 12/13/18--11:02: Natalie Portman criticizes Israel's nation-state law as racist
- 12/13/18--11:10: Miss USA 2018 Issues an Apology
- 12/13/18--12:05: Oprah responds to viral video of her eating bland unseasoned chicken
- 12/13/18--12:57: Indie Film Release Guide: December 14th [An ONTD Original]
- 12/13/18--12:58: Jason Momoa performs a haka dance at the Aquaman premiere
- 12/13/18--15:05: Netflix announces premiere date for season 3 of "One Day at a Time"
- 12/13/18--15:07: Logan Lerman in Talks for Jordan Peele's Amazon Series 'The Hunt'
According to a new article by Rolling Stone, it was reported that on her Reputation STADIUM Tour, Taylor Swift used facial recognition technology to see if any of her known stalkers were in attendance. But how you may ask? 🤔 When Swift performed at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, fans could watch rehearsal clips at a special kiosk. Unknowingly while people watched, the built in facial-recognition camera inside the kiosk would then immediately snap photos that were then transferred to a “command post” in Nashville and would then be cross-referenced with a database of known stalkers.
Reps for Swift did not respond for comment but some may feel this is a privacy concern since it is unknown who keeps these photos and for how long. The “Speak Now” singer also celebrates her 29th birthday today. Dive bar on the East Side, donde estás?
The first official poster for Jordan Peele's upcoming horror film has been released.
The summary as revealed a few days ago:
“A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.”
Jennifer Grey has joined Grey's Anatomy for a multi-episode arc and while it's currently unknown who she's playing, Camilla Luddington has hinted Jo will meet her biological family at some point this season.
For Wednesday, December 12, 2018:
“I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.” - Louisa May Alcott, @LittleWomen— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) December 13, 2018
💗 From left: Meg March, Greta Gerwig (director), Jo March, Amy March, Beth March and Laurie (Theodore Laurence). pic.twitter.com/0hngR0BJWX
Emma Watson revealed one of the first on-set photos from the current production of 'Little Women', featuring costars Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, and Timothée Chalamet, and director Greta Gerwig.
The film, also costarring Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, and many more, will be released on Christmas 2019.
Joe Alwyn Is Reportedly 'Keen' on Giving Taylor Swift an 'Unforgettable' Proposal Soon https://t.co/3Iv4pS9tmm— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) December 12, 2018
- Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn, who have been dating for over 2 years, are reportedly on the verge of getting engaged in secret soon
- The source shares that “Joe is very keen on proposing soon. But he wants to make it unforgettable and extremely special. He’s her dream guy. Taylor’s going to be over the moon.”
- The couple has tried to keep a low profile throughout their relationship, and Joe recently told British Vogue: "I'm aware people want to know about that side of things. I think we have been successfully very private".
- Swift celebrates her 29th birthday today
Time Magazine ranks the worst songs of 2018:— Pop Alarms 🚨 (@PopAlarms_) December 13, 2018
3. B*tch I’m Bella Thorne
4. The Hard Stuff
5. Girls Like You
6. Let Me
7. Taki Taki
8. I Love It pic.twitter.com/lmE0T2JxBH
Time Magazine has released their worst songs of 2018, with Post Malone's 'Psycho' topping the list.
Tekashi69, Bella Thorne, Justin Timberlake, and Maroon 5 rounded the rest of the top 5.
The full list here
What was the worst song you heard in 2018, ONTD?
Natalie Portman has spoken out against Israel's nation-state law, which was passed earlier this year to widespread controversy and criticism.
The Oscar-winner told BBC reporter Sam Asi that the law is "racist, and there's nothing else to say about that."
"It's wrong and I disagree with it. It's hard to be from a place where you don't have choice, where it's political. It's the people you love and their lives are personally affected by all the decisions politicians make. I just hope to be a part of changing that and making us truly love our neighbors, and working with our neighbors. It's like your family, you love them the most but you're also the most critical."
The nation-state law states that "Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people," and that only Jews have the right to self-determination in the country, despite Israel's Arab citizens numbering over 1.8 million.
Miss USA 2018
Regina George Sarah Rose Summers issued an apology via Instagram for her ignorant comments about Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam.
The apology was made after bigger media outlets picked up the news. Random: E News, AOL, TMZ and FOX (ugh) picked up the news a few hours after it came out on ONTD - they used the same Instagram video from @grandslambeautyalliance that was first posted here.
I'm surprised that there were some from last night who thought there's nothing problematic with what Miss USA did and said.
But I thought it was noteworthy to share these comments from last night as well:
ONTD, what are your thoughts on MISS USA's apology?
Max Mara is honoured that Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives @nancypelosi wore the #MaxMaraFireCoat to her recent historic meeting at the White House. A #MaxMara coat is a year on year companion, designed to last a lifetime.https://t.co/BOAGSHTaBwpic.twitter.com/MQU1XG1Dyh— Max Mara (@maxmara) December 13, 2018
On December 11th Nancy Pelosi met with Donald Trump and Chuck Shumer for a public meet and greet which quickly turned viral as the two Democratic leaders goaded Trump into saying he wanted a government shutdown. After the meeting photos of Pelosi exiting the White House with a big smile and putting on shades quickly went viral.
Everyone, including Oscar winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins, was desperate to locate the coat. The New York Times was able to identify it as Max Mara who originally made it circa 2012 or 2013. Pelosi has been spotted wearing it before, the first time at President Obama's second inaugeration.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the meme, Max Mara is now issuing a re-release of the coat so that you too can look badass in blood orange.
Has anybody figured what coat this is she’s wearing? I waited to ask this question, let the seriousness of the situation be properly discussed but... that color is LEGIT and we need to know this👌🏿 https://t.co/hfF6IZL5Yg— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) December 12, 2018
What I love about this coat is what it says about the supposed impotence of fashion. From the asymmetrical front to the high collar, the strong yet unstrained shoulder and, of course, that COLOR -- a deeply serene yet emphatic & ravishing color. This look kicks soooo much ass.— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) December 12, 2018
And it kicked HIS ass. To with: you can close your eyes right now and likely imagine what 45 was wearing — the greasy wrapper on a Royal Castle Burger; the annoying cellophane on those cheap airline earbuds when you forget yours; a wet napkin. Essentially nothing. REFUSE— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) December 12, 2018
It’s no wonder today we have 45’s Petulant Child meme, in which his clothing is literally erased, replaced w/those of… a petulant child while in hers Ms. Pelosi is shown in full, rhymed with Ms. Basset in WAITING 2 EXHALE. What she wore was so declarative it could not be erased.— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) December 12, 2018
And she knew exactly what she was doing wearing THIS coat on THIS day coming out of THAT room, placing THOSE shades on JUST so. This is diplomacy in motion, soft power wielded like a machete through the diligent, decisive act of dressing.— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) December 12, 2018
They’ve never been JUST clothes 👌🏿 pic.twitter.com/3QbOU8TB1k
No lie, I just bought this. I had to! 😂— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) December 13, 2018
I often think about the time Oprah did a cooking segment with a woman whose chicken recipe won $1 million, and Oprah's jaw dropped when she tasted it and realized the lady didn't even add seasoning pic.twitter.com/rfs7PS1Jc3— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) December 9, 2018
BuzzFeed writer Spencer Althouse dug through The Oprah Winfrey Show archives and pulled up an old video in which Oprah appears unimpressed after tasting a guest’s bland $1 million dollar award-winning recipe for baked chicken and stuffing.
O responded to the viral tweet and clip saying, “Okay, Spencer, I don’t know what ever made you pull that tape out of the vault, but, made me laugh. I always wanted anybody who came on the show, no matter what they did, to have a good experience. And I also wanted to stay in my own truth while allowing them to have that good experience. I was having a moment of trying to decide, Do I want her to have a great time? What is my real moment of truth? Because the truth for me was that I am used to having salt and pepper on my chicken. That’s just the truth. That’s what I was thinking: this chicken needs some salt and pepper.”
Watch Oprah’s video response behind the cut.
ONTD, do you season your food or nah?
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CBS has rolled out their new 2019 key artwork and trailer for the upcoming sophomore season.
Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery premieres January 17.
The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: December 7th, November 30th, November 21st.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo
Written and directed by: Barry Jenkins, based on the book by James Baldwin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Plot: A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.
What you should know: This is director Barry Jenkins’ first film since 2016’s Academy Award winning Moonlight.
Q&A: In NYC, at AMC Lincoln Square and the Angelika. In LA, at Arclight and Landmark. Check https://twitter.com/BealeStreet for more info.
Opens in: NYC and LA, and more cities on Christmas.
Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad
Writer: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar
Director: Nadine Labaki
Plot: While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.
What you should know: It’s in Arabic.
Opens in: New York & LA, with a Q&A in NYC
The House That Jack Built
Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Writer: Lars von Trier, Jenle Hollund
Director: Lars von Trier
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Plot: The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.
What you should know: IFC got in trouble with the MPAA for showing an unrated “director’s cut” of the film a few weeks before the official release date.
Opens in: Select cities and available VOD
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson
Writer: Eric Heisserer, based on the novel by Josh Malerman
Director: Susanne Bier
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-fi
Plot: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a dystopian setting along a river.
What you should know: This is Sandra Bullock’s first horror film.
Opens in: Select cities; available on Netflix 12/21
The Second Time Around
Stars: Linda Thorson, Stuart Margolin, Laura de Carteret, Louis Del Grande
Writer: Leon Marr, Sherry Soules
Director: Leon Marr
Plot: In this heart-warming story full of hope, dreams and second chances, two seniors meet and discover that it's never too late to fall in love again.
What you should know: It was released in the UK in 2016, but is just getting a release in the US now.
Opens in: Select cities
Stars: Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott, Michael Cera, Caleb Landry Jones
Written and directed by: Sebastián Silva
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Plot: Tyrel, a sole black man, attends an otherwise all-white weekend of drunken bro debauchery on a birthday trip to a cabin in the Catskills.
What you should know: Missed this in last week's post.
Opens in: Select cities and available on demand
Director: Gordon Clark
Storyline: After five tours and serving ten years as a Marine Sniper, Sgt. Douglas Brown, takes us on an emotional eight month journey across America, engaging with fellow servicemen who were once a part of a highly trained military team with a specific skill set now rendered useless.
What you should know: Liev Schreiber is one of the executive producers.
Opens in: LA this week, and NYC next week
That Way Madness Lies...
Director: Sandra Luckow
Storyline: One woman and her family trek the broken mental health system in an effort to save her brother as he descends into madness. Beginning as a testimony of his sanity, his iPhone video diary ultimately becomes an unfiltered look at the mind of a man with untreated schizophrenia.
What you should know: Luckow has made several documentaries since the 1980’s, but in this one, she turns the camera on her family.
Opens in: NYC & LA
Stars: Randy Couture, Natali Yura, Chuck Zito, Wil Traval
Writer: Jason Cominetto, Scott Windhauser
Director: Ken Barbet
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Plot: A selfless doctor and a cocky treasure hunter must join forces to uncover the truth behind the Mayan legend of the White Witch.
What you should know: The lead is a UFC champion, so adjust your acting expectations accordingly.
Opens in: Select cities
Stars: Matthew Brown, Pete Buriss, Laia Costa, Thomas Mann
Written and directed by: Matthew Brown
Plot: While solo thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, a married woman from Spain's journey to reclaim her identity becomes sidetracked when a lone American hiker pursues her.
What you should know: Thought this was a stalker/horror movie til I watched the trailer, and it turns out that is not the vibe!
Opens in: Select cities
Also opening: Backtrace (Trailer), Martyr (Trailer), The Wedding (Trailer), The Quake (Trailer), Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (Trailer), Beyond White Space (Trailer)
What have you been watching, ONTD? Gonna see anything this weekend?
In theaters December 21.
The movie is about Willowdean, a teenage girl whose mother is a pageant queen. The writer of this article had this to say about Willowdean: "She begins and ends the film exuding confidence. Sure, she falters, but we mostly get to see a fat character that is, for all intents and purposes, happy with herself. She overcomes hurdles, looks amazing in her clothing, and in the end gets the guy, all while existing in a body that she rarely second-guesses, refuses to let anyone else cut down, and doesn’t have to change to get what she wants."
This movie is what Insatiable should have been.
Did you watch the movie, ONTD? Thoughts?
All 13 episodes will be available for streaming on February 8th!
This proves shit faker than wrestling pic.twitter.com/E9wzNycJna— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
Kanye West decided to publicly air out his issues with Drake after Drake contacted asking him to clear a sample. There were a lot of tweets and by the end Drake finally called Kanye. Kanye said he still won't be clearing the song.
Still need that apology for mentioning the 350s and trying to take food out your idols kids mouths— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro You sneak dissing on trav records and texting Kris talking bout how’s the family— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
I told you I ain’t tell Pusha about your son— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
It’s all love bro bro but don’t play with me. You stay too close to be playing all these industry games bro— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
Sending purple emojis When I’m dealing with mental shit I need my apologies now Not through scooter either Not through Travis— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
I would never intentionally try to hurt you bro I never even heard none of the diss records That ain’t my MO never did a diss record— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
This ain’t about who could pay to have something done to somebody This man to man bro This been bothering me too long— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
Buying first two rows at Pusha show got me hot bro— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
Stop this already bro You getting people hurt out here And over what— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
Drake finally called— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
Mission accomplished— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
By the way... not cleared😂— ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018
- Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is in talks for the lead role in The Hunt, a ten-episode Amazon series executive produced by Jordan Peele.
- Plot summary: The Hunt is about a group of Nazi Hunters in 1977 NYC. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
- Creator David Weil will write and executive produce.
Loved him in Perks, and then he seemingly fell off the face of the earth, so I'm glad to see he's got a new project!
I really love Ariana Grande’s new Song, ‘thank u, next.’ It also reminded of something ... and I finally figured out what. Here’s ‘thank u, next’ and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’ https://t.co/9LQXZFf0oh and https://t.co/Ew6hojEmea#happyweekend— Naomi Gingold (@naomigingold) November 9, 2018
Some sharp-eared listeners noted similarities between Ariana's "Thank U, Next" and a Ryuichi Sakamoto instrumental track for the film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, starring David Bowie.
Do U hear it, ONTD? Yuh or nuh?