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- 12/13/18--13:50: _"Dumplin" put plus-...
- 12/14/18--04:45: _Angelina Jolie 'tol...
- 12/14/18--07:55: _Janet attends MAMA ...
- 12/14/18--07:55: _ SAG Awards Host Me...
- 12/14/18--09:08: _THR's Director Roun...
- 12/14/18--09:11: _'Spider-Man: Into t...
- 12/14/18--09:16: _Titans Season 1 fin...
- 12/14/18--09:16: _5 Minutes with Anto...
- 12/14/18--09:34: _Kodak Black Compare...
- 12/14/18--10:00: _ONTD Roundup
- 12/14/18--10:57: _Trailer for Cinemax...
- 12/14/18--10:58: _‘Queer Eye’ Star Ta...
- 12/14/18--11:11: _ONTD Original: I li...
- 12/14/18--11:14: _No one wants to pla...
- 12/14/18--11:26: _Sondra Locke passed...
- 12/14/18--12:33: _Coming (Finally): F...
- 12/14/18--12:34: _Sophia Clarifies th...
- 12/14/18--12:34: _Americans think awa...
- 12/14/18--15:11: _Ariana Grande wants...
- 12/14/18--15:11: _Kensington Palace h...
- 12/14/18--07:55: Janet attends MAMA awards in Hong Kong
- 12/14/18--07:55: SAG Awards Host Megan Mullally Says No Designer Will Dress Her
- 12/14/18--09:08: THR's Director Roundtable
- 12/14/18--09:16: Titans Season 1 finale promo: Trigon who? It's Batman vs. Robin!
- 12/14/18--09:16: 5 Minutes with Antonia Thomas
- Talks about her mother moving to England from Jamaica in the 1960s and dealing with racism. "As a woman of colour, with doors constantly being closed in her face, she persevered anyway and has had a glittering career as well as being a wonderful mother. I am in awe of her and her strength to succeed."
- When preparing for a role, she starts off with a list of character questions to better understand the character.
- Originally thought she would focus on musical theater, but later realized acting was a bigger strength. Had the opportunity to sing in Sunshine on Leith.
- Is in the process of developing some of her own work in writing and producing. Is ready to be involved in making the creative decisions.
- 12/14/18--09:34: Kodak Black Compares XXXTentacion to Malcolm X on 'Dying to Live'
- 12/14/18--10:00: ONTD Roundup
- 12/14/18--10:57: Trailer for Cinemax's "Warrior" based on the writings of Bruce Lee
- 12/14/18--11:14: No one wants to play with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl
- It was announced recently that actress and director Sonda Locke passed away at 74. She died on November 3. Locke suffered from cardiac arrested stemming from bone and breast cancer.
- She was nominated for an Oscar for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
- She starred in six films with ex Clint Eastwood (together for 14 years). The two had a very tumultuous falling out, which culminated in her suing him for palimony and fraud. As part of the settlement, she was given a 3-year contract to develop and direct movies at Warner Bros. Turns out that Eastwood had secretly been paying for her Warner Bros deal in exchange for them not giving her any work (a "dead end" to her career). During their palimony suit, Locke said Eastwood forced her to have two abortions and also sterilization surgery.
- The Hollywood Reporter referred to Locke as Eastwood's "embittered ex."
- ETA: THR changed the headline/article, but the Internet doesn't forget.
- 12/14/18--12:33: Coming (Finally): Funko Presents AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Pops!
- 12/14/18--12:34: Americans think award shows are too long + other poll results
- Americans are still homophobic: Kevin Hart has a 51% favorable rating despite his tweets.
- Only 20% watch the entire Oscar ceremony, with 24% watching "most" of it and another 21% waiting for highlights the next day.
- 7% said they were less likely to watch a show with more diverse nominees. 45% said it would make no difference.
- 17% want more well-known people and films getting nominated as it will make them much more likely to watch.
- 18% said they were much more likely to watch if they were a fan of the nominees, with another 30% stating somewhat more likely.
- 30% don't want politics discussed during the ceremony.
- 48% believe the Oscar ceremony is too long while the Grammys and Golden Globes are close to evenly split among too long and just right.
- 2,201 adults were surveyed with a 2.2% margin of error
- 12/14/18--15:11: Kensington Palace have released new photos.
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?
Angelina Jolie 'told son Pax that Brad Pitt never wanted to adopt him' during their bitter divorce https://t.co/pmbH5Yp50X— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 14, 2018
US Weekly reports via Daily Mail that Angelina Jolie 'told son Pax that Brad Pitt never wanted to adopt him'
The source reports that Brad was "angry" Angelina proceeded with the adoption.
According to the source Brad didn't want to adopt Pax during a 'very difficult time for the couple'.
'They almost ended the relationship, but Brad stayed'
Brad's relationship with eldest Maddox was already strained, but now the actor 'has accepted that he'll likely never be able to repair their relationship.'
According to Us Weekly, one social worker 'felt Pitt had trouble accepting personal responsibility and often blames others for his actions.'
That wig was a choice
Megan Mullally says fashion brands never offer to dress her for awards shows.
The actress is set to host the 2019 SAG Awards.
She took to Instagram to reveal that she is shopping for her own dress.
She tried to order a dress from Saks and her order got canceled.
(l-r): Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Alfonso Cuaron (Roma), and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Roma dropped on Netflix today!
This weekend finally has some big releases, starting off with the critically-acclaimed 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse', which has already brought in $3.5 million, and is expected to make around $30 million this weekend (on a $90M budget).
Also out is the critically meh 'Mortal Engines', which made a pretty embarrassing $675,000 on Thursday, and is expected to bring in around $10 million to $15 million this weekend (on a - oof - $100 million budget). This one can join 'Robin Hood' as massively unnecessarily box office bombs.
Clint Eastwood's latest, 'The Mule', is released today (so no Thurs previews), and is also expected to make around $10 million to $15 million, and I reckon it cost WAY less than $100M to make.
Additionally in limited release this weekend is the stunningly beautiful 'If Beale Street Could Talk', and the re-edited 'Once Upon a Deadpool', which was released Wednesday (and took in $1 million then, with most proceeds going to F-Cancer).
-In the Season 1 finale of Titans it seems like they are ignoring the whole Trigon storyline they've spent the season building up to to instead focus on Dick Grayson confronting his mentor Batman. Well...this will most likely be a trick by the big T.
-This will be Batmans first "television" appearance since Birds of Prey back in 2002.
-As such DC is giving a discount to new subscribers (screw you DCU!) by offering $3.99/month for 3 months, or a full year for $59.99 through December 20th. (I want my $20 refund!)
Atonia Thomas (The Good Doctor, Misfits) sat down with Noctis Magazine to chat about her work.
Beyond on-screen personas like Misfits' Alisha Daniels or The Good Doctor's Dr. Claire Browne what do we know about @AntoniaLThomas, the real woman?— Noctis Magazine (@NoctisMag) December 10, 2018
...we sat down with the multi-talented actress to find out what makes her tickhttps://t.co/FN7pz1NBqYpic.twitter.com/k5beEfSfna
More pics at the source
Kodak Black's sophomore album Dying to Live delivered 16 tracks
The ninth cut titled "Malcolm X.X.X.," addressed the intersection of gun violence and racism.
It compared human rights activist Malcolm X to the late rapper XXXTentacion.
"X was tryna buy a bike and he got gunned down
X was tryna change his life, but he got burned down
X wasn't ridin' with no pipe so he got gunned down
Listen, do as I say, don't do as I do
Nine out of ten, it ain't gon' end up lookin' good for you"
For Thursday, December 13, 2018
Oprah responds to viral video of her eating bland unseasoned chicken
CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million To Hush Claim of Sexual Harassment by Michael Weatherly
Kanye tweets that Drake called to threaten him and says Drake is running around like Tupac
Indie Film Release Guide: December 14th
- "Warrior" centers on the Tongs in 1870s Chinatown, San Francisco.
- The show is based on a treatment Bruce Lee created and pitched to Warner Brothers nearly 50 years ago but was rejected because they didn't believe audiences wouldn't go for a Chinese man as a lead of an American TV Show. Following that, Warner Brothers made the series "Kung Fu" starring white man David Carradine.
- Produced by Justin Lin (Fast and Furious franchise) and Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee's daughter)
- It stars Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Kieran Bew, Dianne Doan, Dean S. Jagger, Landley Kirkwoord, Joanna Vanderham, Hoong Lee, Joe Taslim and more.
Tan France is tired of having to clear extra security hurdles because of the colour of his skin.
France gave more details on his Instagram Story, explaining,
“What happens is, when you’re checking in, they tell you that you can’t use your pre-check because there’s a security issue. At that point, they take you out of line, and then they search you, and they give you a pat down—which is humiliating—where they check everything. Hopefully they’ll see this at some point and figure out why the fuck they’re treating me like this, because I know the answer. I know why I’m being profiled.”
@TSA I’ve been put through extra security checks 3 times this week, and was just told by a TSA agent it’s because my name is on a list. WTF? I’m brown but that does NOT mean I’m a damn security risk!!!— Tan France (@tanfrance) December 12, 2018
Tired, long, confused, dehydrated but somewhat enjoyable. Just some of the words to describe my long journey. I literally was in the comfort of my own home while listening and reviewing Zayn’s latest album yet it felt like I walked through one long mumbling desert. I contemplated giving up about 11-12 tracks in, but I slapped myself out of it and pressed forward. Certain I’d find the bops. Something.
1. Let Me - Let me skip this one, I’ve heard it and while it’s not terrible I’m sure there were better songs to open the album with. The song does make me want to go and get vanilla ice cream tho.🍦
2. Natural - Decent mid-tempo track, lots of falsetto in the chorus.
3. Back to Life - Starts off slow but builds and picks up. Dare I say, I found my first bop™.
4. Common - Slow but instantly catchy, an ear worm. Not everything has to be a bop™. I know. Easily a highlight for this OP.
5. Imprint - Chill, cute, but forgettable.
6. Stand Still - An eerie but catchy track that’ll put you right to sleep. In a good way. A highlight.
7. Tonight - It’s alright, nothing worth while noting here.
8. Flight of the Stars - Chill mid-tempo track to keep you deep into your Zzz’s and nap.
9. If I Got You - Feels like I’ve already heard this. A common theme listening to this album. At least the album is cohesive?
10. Talk to Me - Am I dreaming? I can understand what Zayn is singing? This Caribbean inspired production is nothing new, but a welcome change. I’ve found my second bop™. I’m feeling hopeful I won’t be stuck in this coma.
11. There You Are - One Direction feat. Zayn and I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it.
12. I Don’t Mind - I don’t mind this track. Polished Pop&B production, catchy, clear and crisp Zen vocals. Please tell me the mumbling is over!
At this point I’m tired, fatigued even. Zayn’s mumbling and vocal effects on nearly all the tracks thus far have me whelmed. I’m not even sure what track number I’m on, or if I’m even half way there. I’m a bit thirsty, so I reach over to my nightstand for a bottle of water. As I sip, earphones still on, music paused, I ask myself: What exactly am I trying to prove here? Onward I tell myself, I’m in too deep to stop now.
13. Icarus Interlude - 2 minutes too long.
14. Good Guy - Western meets a lullaby. Meh, next.
15. You Wish You Knew - Starts off promising and then hits familiar over production territory. Shame.
16. Sour Diesel - Faux RocknB Zen. It’s alright, one of the more experimental tracks that we’ve already heard.
17. Satisfaction - No, Zen didn’t pull a Britney covering the Rolling Stones iconic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” A beautiful ballad type of song with crisp and clear vocals from Zen. Boring but still enjoyable.
18. Scripted - One of the stronger slow tracks.
19. Entertainer - I initially didn’t care for this song but it’s grown on me. It’s a mumbling mess but the production is dream like and the song is catchy after a few listens.
20. All That - Dark upbeat track. Kind of forgettable.
21. Good Years - What kind of bland American Idol winners single? No thanks. I’d rather be anywhere but listening to this Phillip Phillips-esque song. Harsh and slightly dramatic? Maybe so.
22. Fresh Air - Sounds like an interlude.
And that’s exactly what I do after this song, go outside to get some fresh air. I need a short break.
As I step outside and feel the cold air touch my cheeks I think about my Christmas shopping or lack there of. Should I start this weekend? Or should I wait until the following weekend right before Christmas? I never learn and seem to thrive on last minute shopping pressure and parking wars with others.
Last year’s Target shopping flashback hits me: I honk and tell another vehicle coming from the opposite side of traffic, “That’s my parking spot! Didn’t you see my blinker? I was waiting for them to pull out. Don’t act like you didn’t see me.” You think I’d learn by now.
I head back inside, with no clear answer. But I know one thing, I’m almost there, this is almost over. And nobody steals my parking spot.
23. Rainberry - Good, solid track. Still hating the vocal effects and his lack of enunciation in most songs. But Zen and his producers insist.
24. Insomnia - Tell me about it Zen. It starts off promising, especially when it picks up but then it really doesn’t go anywhere. That’s a shame.
25. No Candle No Light (feat. Nicki Garbaj) - This would have been fine 2 years ago? At this point the track is so dated, and it shows. Easily could have been replaced with “Dusk Till Dawn.” Several of these tracks could have been, let’s be real.
26. Fingers - I don’t hate it, but Zzz.
27. Too Much - My thoughts exactly.
It’s clear as day this album needed some serious editing. But hey, more music from anybody’s fave isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can just be a bit daunting. As with any review on anything, take everything you read with a grain of salt. Listen for yourself and come to your own conclusion, most of these are simply first impressions and could completely change over more listens and time.
Overall album rating:
4 out of 5 Z’s
*breathes a sign of relief*
I’m done. I’m free.
ONTD, favorite songs off the album?
Sources: Me and 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
According to Us Weekly nobody wants to guest with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl, their only hope for having an even remotely enjoyable performance. They're begging Cardi to do it, but she told TMZ last year that she wouldn't perform at the Super Bowl unless Colin Kaepernick is hired by a team. Two shitty halftimes shows in a row (after Mayo of the Woods tanked last year) would set a bad precedent for what was once considered a prestigious gig that produced legendary performances by the likes of Prince, Beyonce, and Bruce Springsteen, but really it's the NFL and Pepsi's fault for overlooking all of the artists from Atlanta.
Nickelodeon has pulled it's (second) prized franchise out of mech purgatory.
Azula is avaliable through some kind of Funko Insider Club at GameStop, meaning leaks that she would be their exclusive are true, in a way.
Time for that chase Aang to be worth an arm and a leg.
Since the Podcast was released Monday, Sophia has faced an onslaught of comments questioning why she is speaking now/inaccurate headlines. Today she clarified with tweets:
This tweet is references reports that she left because of coworker Jason Beghe’s “Anger Issues”
This is her #WhyIDidntReport from September:
She just added this on Instagram:
give your own answers to these questions, ontd!
guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y'all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that'd be so sick thank u— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 14, 2018
In the midst of Kanye's one-sided twitter fight last night, Ariana Grande decided to chime in that everyone should stop focusing on "grown men" arguing and instead pay attention to her new single release 'Imagine'. She also decided to drag Miley Cyrus into her tweet.
The singer faced heavy backlash from hip-hop fans, who accused her of "attention-seeking" and "clout chasing".
She responded to one of the criticisms, again randomly tagging Miley.
and miley :*— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 14, 2018
Miley's response, and Ariana's agreement:
period.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 14, 2018
Source, Source, Source
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) 14 grudnia 2018
The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall, and features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year. pic.twitter.com/6XqCMlhLi8
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share a new photograph from their Wedding Reception at Frogmore House on 19th May.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) 14 grudnia 2018
The photograph, which features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card, was taken by photographer Chris Allerton. pic.twitter.com/PQPUuRwnIj
Photos are featured on Christmas cards.
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