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-refers to him as the "kindest and cutest man I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with"
-the two have been on and off since meeting at the 2016 Golden Globes
-most recently resumed dating in April 2018
The egg really won, huh? https://t.co/dbhASkPHB0— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 14, 2019
With more than 18.2 million likes as of Sunday evening, the egg holds the world record of likes, beating a picture of Kylie’s baby holding her finger
The mysterious runner of the egg account is a British chicken called Henrietta and not much else is known
Kylie herself has responded via Instagram by threatening the winner in the match for likes
Back in late December, SB Nation asked the one question burning on everyone's mind...
Is Tom Brady’s big coat getting BIGGER? pic.twitter.com/ZNt5iOB2ze— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) December 23, 2018
But after today, the new question is: Has the Patriots’ quarterback's coat somehow gotten even larger? SB Nation wants to know:
Is Tom Brady’s coat getting bigger? An investigation:— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 13, 2019
Pic 1: January 2017
Pic 2: December 2018
Pic 3: January 2019 pic.twitter.com/AhlcljSM9Y
Meanwhile, football fans took to Twitter to laugh at the size of his coat:
Tom Brady looks like he’s hiding his entire offensive line under his coat pic.twitter.com/pFuKkJbQr3— Eric Garland (@EricJGarland) January 13, 2019
But is it actually bigger? 🤔 His 2017 fashion statement became a bit of a sensation with the "so I can really start dressing" meme, leading many to believe that it was Photoshopped (it's not):
I cant wait til winter so I really can start dressing pic.twitter.com/o2Svt2E9cE— ⁕ 𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚜 ☾ (@tobicalifornia) August 27, 2018
How much bigger could it get?!
Along with the chilling new promo above featuring the Starks, the premiere date of the final season of 'Game of Thrones' was revealed, and it begins three months from now, April 14 on HBO.
Sometimes a movie’s ending seems like it’s set up for a sequel, other times a sequel that you didn’t know you wanted (or even needed) comes along years & years later.
This post was inspired by the multi-decade gap between Mary Poppins & Mary Poppins returns.
Jane and Michael Bank are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival a magical Mary Poppins. Inspired by the books series by Pamela Lyndon Travers.
Now an adult with three children, Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find the missing proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all hope seems lost, Michael and his sister receive a surprise when Mary Poppins returns to save the day
Time between sequels: 54 years.
Was it worth making? Well, so far Mary Poppins returns has a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes so I’d say yes.
Epic drama focuses on the life of Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara during and after the U.S. Civil War. Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell.
A 4-part TV mini series where Scarlett travels near & far to win back Rhett Butler.
Based on the novel Alexandra Ripley, who supposedly used Mitchell's notes for the book.
Time between sequels: 54 years.
Was it worth making? With a 6.5 rating on IMDB roughly equivalent to 65% on Rotten Tomatoes, that would indicate yes. But as someone who watched it, I’d say no.
When a tornado rips through Kansas, farm girl Dorothy and her dog, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz.
After shock treatment Dorothy is back in the land of Oz, and finds the yellow brick road is now a pile of rubble, and the Emerald City is in ruins.
Time between sequels: 46 years
Was it worth making? With a 53% on Rotten Tomatoes& as someone who saw it I’d say no.
A former police officer workings as a “Blade Runner” is hired to hunt down a fugitive group of replicants in a futuristic Los Angeles.
A new Blade Runner for the Los Angeles Police Department unearths a secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him to find a former Blade Runner who's been missing for decades.
Time between sequels: 35 years.
Was it worth making? With a 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, apparently the answer is yes.
Luke Skywalker battles Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and defeat the Galactic Empire.
Decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the First Order.
Time between sequels: 33 years. I know some of you are thinking weren’t there other movies? 1. They were prequels and 2. The less said about those, the better.
Was it worth making? With a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes the answer is apparently yes, although some old-school fans may disagree.
Cinderella & the direct to video/dvd Cinderella II: Dreams Come True-- 52 years.
Tron & Tron 2-- 28 years
The Hustler & The Color of Money-- 25 years
Carrie & The Rage: Carrie 2-- 23 years
Wall street & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps-- 23 years
Psycho & Psycho 2-- 23 years
Sources: Me, myself & I
Travis Scott and Big Boi of OutKast will perform with Maroon 5 as special guests.
Source 1 + 2
ONTD, did you know that Maroon 5 currently has 6 (SIX!) other band members besides the Sexiest Lead 'The Voice' Coach Alive?
Today The Killers unexpectedly tweeted for fans to be on the lookout for new music premiering tomorrow?! They write, “Tune in to @zanelowe on @Beats1 tomorrow at 9AM PST for something new.” They also include what looks like the cover art for the new single titled, “Land Of The Free.”
Just last month before Christmas, the band’s account shared a photo of BFlow in the recording studio.
ONTD, are you excited for new music by The Killers?
Lady Gaga! John Krasinski! See the Full Critics' Choice Awards 2019 Winners List https://t.co/I7roJ7X7Ua— People (@people) January 14, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born
Damien Chazelle – First Man
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay – Vice
Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
Ryan Gosling – First Man
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close – The Wife (TIE)
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born (TIE)
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy – First Man
Nicole Kidman – Boy Erased
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Adam McKay – Vice
Paul Schrader – First Reformed
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski – A Quiet Place
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole – Black Panther
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters – A Star Is Born
Josh Singer – First Man
Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
James Laxton – If Beale Street Could Talk
Matthew Libatique – A Star Is Born
Rachel Morrison – Black Panther
Robbie Ryan – The Favourite
Linus Sandgren – First Man
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Alexandra Byrne – Mary Queen of Scots
Ruth Carter – Black Panther
Julian Day – Bohemian Rhapsody
Sandy Powell – The Favourite
Sandy Powell – Mary Poppins Returns
BEST FILM EDITING
Jay Cassidy – A Star Is Born
Hank Corwin – Vice
Tom Cross – First Man
Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough – Roma
Yorgos Mavropsaridis – The Favourite
Joe Walker – Widows
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
Mary Queen of Scots
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart – Black Panther
Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez – Roma
Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman – Crazy Rich Asians
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton – The Favourite
Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas – First Man
John Myhre, Gordon Sim – Mary Poppins Returns
“All the Stars” – Black Panther
“Girl in the Movies” – Dumplin’
“I’ll Fight” – RBG
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – Mary Poppins Returns
“Shallow” – A Star Is Born
“Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – Mary Poppins Returns
Kris Bowers – Green Book
Nicholas Britell – If Beale Street Could Talk
Alexandre Desplat – Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz – First Man
Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Avengers: Infinity War
Mary Poppins Returns
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ready Player One
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Thomasin McKenzie – Leave No Trace
Ed Oxenbould – Wildlife
Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place
Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give
Sunny Suljic – Mid90s
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Crazy Rich Asians
BEST ACTION MOVIE
Avengers: Infinity War
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ready Player One
BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
A Quiet Place
Crazy Rich Asians
The Death of Stalin
Sorry to Bother You
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Christian Bale – Vice
Jason Bateman – Game Night
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
John C. Reilly – Stan & Ollie
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2
Lakeith Stanfield – Sorry to Bother You
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Rachel McAdams – Game Night
Charlize Theron – Tully
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians
BEST DRAMA SERIES
Better Call Saul
The Good Fight
My Brilliant Friend
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor
Diego Luna – Narcos: Mexico
Richard Madden – Bodyguard
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Billy Porter – Pose
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Deuce
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Elizabeth Olsen – Sorry For Your Loss
Julia Roberts – Homecoming
Keri Russell – The Americans
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Richard Cabral – Mayans M.C.
Asia Kate Dillon – Billions
Noah Emmerich – The Americans
Justin Hartley – This Is Us
Matthew Macfadyen – Succession
Richard Schiff – The Good Doctor
Shea Whigham – Homecoming
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Dina Shihabi – Jack Ryan
Julia Garner – Ozark
Thandie Newton – Westworld
Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale
Holly Taylor – The Americans
BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
One Day at a Time
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Hank Azaria – Brockmire
Ted Danson – The Good Place
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Bill Hader – Barry
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney – Mom
Justina Machado – One Day at a Time
Debra Messing – Will & Grace
Issa Rae – Insecure
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
William Jackson Harper – The Good Place
Sean Hayes – Will & Grace
Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta
Nico Santos – Superstore
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Henry Winkler – Barry
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Betty Gilpin – GLOW
Laurie Metcalf – The Conners
Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time
Zoe Perry – Young Sheldon
Annie Potts – Young Sheldon
Miriam Shor – Younger
BEST LIMITED SERIES
A Very English Scandal
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
My Dinner with Hervé
Notes from the Field
BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Paul Dano – Escape at Dannemora
Benicio Del Toro – Escape at Dannemora
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal
John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Amy Adams – Sharp Objects (TIE)
Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora (TIE)
Connie Britton – Dirty John
Carrie Coon – The Sinner
Laura Dern – The Tale
Anna Deavere Smith – Notes From the Field
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Eric Lange – Escape at Dannemora
Alex Rich – Genius: Picasso
Peter Sarsgaard – The Looming Tower
Finn Wittrock – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Ellen Burstyn – The Tale
Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Julia Garner – Dirty John
Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Elizabeth Perkins – Sharp Objects
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Speaking of a long wait for sequels you didn't know you needed (or even wanted) the 1988 comedy Coming to America sequel is apparently happening & has found it's director in Craig Brewer, who just directed Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name.
Murphy is onboard reprising his role as Prince Akeem. The rest of the cast has not yet been announced, but a source notes that they're trying to bring back former stars like Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, and Shari Headley.
The plot apparently revolves around Prince Akeem finding out about a long-lost son and going to America to find him, as he’s now Zamunda's next heir.
(OP wants to know if they will call it Coming Back to America, or go with the uninspired Coming to America 2?)
Sources: the Vanity Fair tweetVanity Fair
ONTD's least favourite Chris announced that he will be getting married for the second time. He has a child with his ex-wife Anna Faris.
This will be Schwarzenegger's first marriage. She is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and author Maria Shriver.
The Disney+/Marvel Studios TV Series (‘Vision and The Scarlet Witch’, ‘Loki’, ‘Winter Solider/Falcon’, ‘Lady Sif’) will all be receiving approximately $100M production budgets. (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/LtwysWaJqspic.twitter.com/8KUKYrBUXD— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 13, 2019
- Disney+ limited series won't have your usual TV standard. To make if feel movie-quality, each show will have a 100M budget.
- The shows will be 6 to 8 episode seasons.
- The Mandalorian will also have a similar budget.
- They become one of the most expensive TV shows surpassing Stranger Things (68M per season), Game of Thrones (90M per season) and Marcopolo (90 per season).
- Still not as expensive as Sense8 (108M per season), The Get Down (120M per season) and The Crown (130M per season).
ONTD, which underrated TV show deserves this budget?
- "A lot of very interesting, dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends with settling the lawsuit from the Winklevoss twins and Eduardo Saverin," said Sorkin
- Producer Scott Rudin has been gently pushing him and sending him emails with links
- The 2010 film was was directed by Fincher and won 2 Oscars
Do you want it? Would you watch?
10 Pop Performances to Remember from the 2010's
2019 barely started, but between the Dua Lipas, the Post Malones, the Ava Max's... there's been a LACK of flavor in the live performances from new pop artists today, so it's safe to assume we can close in this decade. I know people always long for the way pop used to impact culture pre-turn of the millennium and y'all always gettin bored of award ceremonies, but there were recent commendable deliveries that were fun and exciting.
Here's 10 pop performances from this past decade that served legendary and monumental moments.
10. "Piece by Piece" (2016)
|This was a special performance because this was supposed to be the finale of American Idol as a series before being picked up again two years later. And what's the best way to close the show than with season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson.|
Some people felt some type a way about the Piece by Piece album artwork (which I don't personally see the issue but whatever), but this emotionally raw 2016 performance of the title track left no dry eye in the room. The performance surged a 4777% gain in digital sales for the song, and became a top ten hit on the Hot 100.
9. "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life" (2012)
|Girl power, people power, whatever you call it, we're always here for the best thing the UK has to offer: the Spice Girls. Now the Spice Girls were rumored to be Olympic performers since their 2007/2008 reunion tour, but they still surprised us in the London Olympics despite Legend Victoria calling it quits to the music industry a few years prior. |
They came back to form with LED taxis and costumes matching their og spice identities, starting with "Wannabe" and then riding on top of the taxi cabs for "Spice Up Your Life". The joy, the energy, the fun, the iconography...
The performance afterparty was apparently full of shenanigans - Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell apparently walking in Mel B peeing in the bathroom, the girls celebrating other British performers with the likes of George Michael, Muse, and Oasis... but Victoria was not pictured in any of these moments (she probably went home early that night).
The performance is the most viewed musical performance on the Olympics Youtube page, so no wonder the girls are still able to be #booked and #busy today with their Spiceworld 2019 Reunion Tour sans Posh Spice - who thought the Olympics performance was the best way to close the chapter of the band's history and achievements.
R.I.P 5-piece Spice Girls
8. "Made For Now" (2018)
|Miss Janet came back from a 7 year musical break in 2015 with the underrated Unbreakable. That era and her you tried it tour was called short because she wanted to start a family with her then billionaire husband. And whatya know - she divorced him with rumors circulating that the marriage was not all peaches. |
Fast forward 2017, Janet resumed touring with the State of the World Tour and came back as the fierce and vibrant Janet we know and love (and goodbye to those drop crotch harem poopy pants).
Janet released the upbeat "Made For Now" in 2018 that really marks a new and hopeful stage in her career. The video was bangin and was brought to life in this performance on Jimmy Fallon. Deservingly collectin ha awards for the past year, Janet proves she's an active living legend.
7. "Rolling in the Deep" (2012)
|2011-2012 was phenomenal for Adele. That era was special for an artist like her too, as most pop artists at the time were chasing edm and dubstep, and were trying to catch up with Gaga in terms of theatrics (I guess being inspired by Grace Jones and avant garde was a thing then 👀). |
Adele was a breather in that state of pop, and the diamond album 21 brought immense success. Okay, so maybe she's not the most outstanding vocalist and maybe she doesn't deserve to be categorized in the r&b-soul genre as some outlets would, but this 2012 performance was a comeback performance after Adele had microsurgery for her throat in late 2011. That night, Adele swept 6/6 Grammys for the categories she was nominated in - tying Beyonce as the most Grammys won by a female artist in a single night.
6. "Make Me Feel" (2018)
|Miss Monae has been FLOURISHING this decade and truly evolved as an artist. Yes she still rocks her signature tux, but the colors, hairstyles, fashions, silhouettes, and performance styles became more flamboyant for Janelle since "Electric Lady", and Dirty Computer has been a big era for her too.|
Listen, she's a solid performer who can sing and dance. This performance on The Voice was surprisingly """controversial"""because homophobic middle America was pressed and thought it was risque, which is hilarious because even with the spandex this was a pretty safe performance. But it's not surprising because Janelle has always been about self-expression and speaking up for the marginalized. I won't care if DC does not get any Grammy's, but Janelle Monae should still be getting her recognition no matter how much people are trying to take away from her.
5. Sound of Music Medley (2015)
Gaga has been one of the better performers in this generation, and has notable performance this decade such as her 2010 Grammy performance with idol Elton John, the 2011 Grammys Born This Way performance, and her Superbowl performances. She's done pop, jazz, heavy metal, and this Sound of Music medley at the Oscars showcased another side of Gaga - primarily as a vocalist.|
The gag with Gaga is that she always had the talent and commitment, but it still transpires to the public at different times. 2013 was a rough era for her where she made poor career decisions, split with her longtime manager, and ultimately confessed she wanted to quit music at one point. But with the helping hand of Tony Bennett and Elton John, she was in music rehab mode in 2014-2015 covering jazz and doing tributes such as this one. Gaga was an unconventional choice for the anniversary of The Sound of Music. Nonetheless, the performance slayed - meeting a standing ovation and Julie Andrews' praise and approval. Apparently she took 2 months of vocal training prior, and it definitely paid off. We stan good technique!
4. 48H of Allie X (2015)
|Canadian pop legend Allie X comes through with the concepts, the music, and anthems. The 48H of Allie X was a two day sensory-stimulated unraveling of Allie Hughes' debut under the new stage identity. She performed the entirety of her first collection of songs from Collxtion I, and presented impressive style, brooding themes, and solid talent. |
Allie X has a soft soothing tone, but with her theatrical and classically trained background, she can pull off vocally demanding songs like her arena rock ballad "Sanctuary" - which she played as a finale. And what a song of choice. You can do yourself a favor if you like pop and appreciate talented pop artists, and watch her entire first concert to witness the STAMINA. (Buy Collxtion I, Collxtion II, and Super Sunset - out now!)
3. "Glitter in the Air" (2010)
P!nk has been a trailblazer for always pushing herself in live settings, because they can come with a cost. |
She begins with singing in an all white ensemble, and makes her way into the middle of the arena where she she twirls around as she's suspended into the air. Not many performers would challenge themselves to LIVE singing like this, which takes grace and great strength to make look effortless. You can get an idea of what was going through her mind during this performance in this Oprah interview.
2. Coachella (2018)
Beyonce is another artist with recent notable performances like at the Superbowl, as well as her medleys of self-titled and Lemonade at the VMA's. Her headlining Coachella performance was historic - this is the most viewed Youtube livestreamed performance, and she was the first black female to headline Coachella. She paid tribute to HBCUs with a large marching band, step dance segments, and using bleachers as her main stage design. |
There wasn't a lot of tricks and stunts, stage changes nor visual screens to carry the show through. Its live aspects primarily came from the performers, which gave an organic feel. She had cute moments like inviting her sister onstage for "Get Me Bodied", former bandmates Destiny's Child, and her aspiring rapper husband. It is a remarkable two hour show to remember.
1. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (2015)
2015 Kennedy Center honoree Carole King was given a tribute by Aretha for co-writing "A Natural Woman". It was a full circle moment where Franklin was a frequent attendee to the ceremony, and received her honor in 1994. |
Aretha simply gave us an Aretha performance - carrying her purse on stage (she used to demand to be paid cash for her performances), taking her fur coat off at the climax of the song, and served raw emotion that had everyone crying and cheering by the end (Carole was giddy, and I think Obama was a lil teary eyed).
There will never be another like her, R.I.P Queen Aretha!
rise up pop music rise, this is the beginning
ONTD what performances have you been fond of?
SO, here's that D+ Marvel stuff that's come out, I've been told that it's reliable, although it's early plans, from some time back, and can change over time. This is coming from 4chan so here's the condensed information so that you don't have to scroll... that. pic.twitter.com/5K02Utlz2V— Oh, great, it’s Ari again. (@AKARELK) January 13, 2019
- New info has leaked about the upcoming Disney+ limited series.
- Each show will have between 6 and 8 episodes.
- Hawkeye (with Kate Bishop), War Machine, Rocket and Groot, Okoye, Nebula and Agent 13 are getting thir own series too.
- Shows to also be considered: Ravagers prequel. Young Hank Pym prequel, Moon Knight, Sentry and X-men properties like X-Factor.
- 'LOKI': Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk and Black Mirror) has been cast as Young Loki. The show will heavily feature flashbacks to Loki's childhood. We´re also getting younger Thor cameo. Karnilla and Ulik as villains.
- 'LADY SIF': The show will be set before Ragnarok. Loki vanished her from Asgard. Beta Ray Bill will be a companion. Enchantress is the main villain.
- 'FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER': Set during Phase 4. Both recruited by SHIELD to stop a group called 'The Ultimatum'. Ross, Agent 13 and Nick Fury to guest star.
- 'VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH': Set during Phase 4. Vision's new form is emotionless and Scarlett Witch tries to get him a soul resulting in him being possessed by an evil spirit.
- 'HAWKEYE': Clint and Kate Bishop join forces against a group called The Hood.
- 'WAR MACHINE': Rhodes is stopping the theft of Stark tech by a group that provides tech for criminals to have cyborg upgrades put in.
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ONTD, are you excited? Which character should get their own Limited series.
The film stars Tessa Thompson as a woman forced to return to trafficking medicine across the U.S./Canada border after her pregnant sister (Lily James) and her nephew show up on her doorstep just as her home is about to be forclosed on.
Written and directed by Nia DaCosta and opening April 19.
This looks so good. Giving me Frozen River vibes.
- Los Angeles teachers are striking today after over a year of working without a contract, and they've got a lot of support from celebs.
- They're asking for smaller classes, full-time librarians and nurses, and a pay increase, among other things.
- LAUSD is the second largest school district in the nation, and has over 30,000 teachers, which is more than some states.
Busy Phillips, actress
On Monday in LA, our teachers in the LAUSD will be going on strike. I stand with the teachers, who are not only asking for raises but also more money for student services like nurses, librarians and reduced class sizes. pic.twitter.com/I5hCAZh9J0— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) January 13, 2019
Rob Delaney, comedian
Follow @UTLAnow to learn how you can support the LA teachers strike. LA teachers, I support you like a jockstrap fresh from the dryer.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) January 13, 2019
Marlee Matlin, actress
Teachers at LAUSD have so much to give to children in their classrooms. Their teaching brilliance shall not go wasted as we need to embrace public education all around. Children are our future. 🍎 #DeafEd#DeafEducation#IStandwithTeachers#UTLAStrong#Red4Ed@UTLAnowpic.twitter.com/J7TtTJZmA4— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) January 12, 2019
Rian Johnson, director
Smaller class sizes make a HUGE difference for students, and are worth investing in. For my friends who are LA public school teachers and my friends kids who are students, I stand with @UTLAnow. https://t.co/zVLvvKAKpW— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 14, 2019
Jonah Ray Rodrigues, comedian/host
Los Angeles. Our teachers are on strike for smaller classes, higher wages, better supplies & many other things that will help make these schools better. It's also pouring rain. If you have a moment, swing by a school & bring ponchos, umbrellas, coffee, or just a sign of support. https://t.co/5fknBPxqYc— Jonah Ray Rodrigues (@jonahray) January 14, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris, who is running for Prez
Los Angeles teachers work day in and day out to inspire and educate the next generation of leaders. I'm standing in solidarity with them as they strike for improved student conditions, such as smaller class sizes and more counselors and librarians. https://t.co/WcUdrSOk7D— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 14, 2019
Read more about the strike here.
Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District initiated a strike early Monday morning, a work stoppage that affects roughly 480,000 public school students and their parents. We're covering the strike here: https://t.co/3yndg4HZtlpic.twitter.com/z4yVFJav8c— LAist (@LAist) January 14, 2019
Have you ever been impacted by a strike?
The Killers return with a stand alone anti-Trump anthem, “Land Of The Free.” The single is their first official release since 2017’s, Wonderful, Wonderful.
Lead singer Brandon Flowers explains in a video on Instagram, “I think it’s a very important time right now and enough was enough was basically where it comes from. It started in my mind, around when [the] Sandy Hook [shooting] happened and as a father how that affected me and then it just started stacking up. It was things like Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, things like what’s happening at [the Mexico border] wall. This stuff didn’t seem to be in harmony with the values that I believe my country was founded on.”
He adds, “I would start the song and then I would put it away and say ‘I’m not the guy to do this. I feel inadequate, someone is gonna write this song’ and then it just piled up with Las Vegas, Orlando, Parkland [shootings]. It just kept coming and I just thought , ‘I have to get this out.’”
The song was produced by Jacknife Lee in their very own Battle Born Studios in Nevada.
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(According to the OP)
Only title tracks, one song per group (including subunits)
25. UNI.T- No More
The girl group that came out of The Unit (filled with former and members of nugu groups) delivered a solid reggae jam with a provocative dance, sadly they got ignored by S.Korea but not by the OP
24. Gyeong Ree- Blue Moon
The leader of 9 Muses, makes her solo debut with an autotuned song, serving looks (with a problematic one in a wheelchair), choreography and men in high heels! (a true ally).
23. (G)-Idle- Latata
After Cube threw my girls CLC in the trash, they debuted new girl group (G)-Idle, that delivered a fun bop (with a sprinkle of culture appropriation) in Latata, Soyeon had the charisma and the talent to make them win several show titles. (Pop/Stars is one of my fave bops of the year too...but since it was a collab i didn't include it)
22. TWICE- What is Love?
Although "Yes or Yes" was also a fun bop, the music video for "What is Love?" is what won them a spot in this list. TWICE is too powerful (but they also need to take a freaking break)
21. GOT7- Lullaby
A bop, a choreography, and a decent song after a bunch of crappy title tracks (except Look)
20. LABOUM- Between Us
LABOUM ditched the cutesy image to give us a sensual bop. The choreography was on point and they're looking gorgeous in the MV. They didn't get a win for this song, but this improvement didn't go unnoticed.
19. ACE-Take me Higher
Rookie group ACE ditched the short shorts for crop tops in this comeback. The song was perfect for the summer and the MV was full of fun and colorful imagery.
18. Super Junior - Lo Siento ft. Leslie Grace
Super Junior really came through with this trilingual song that features miss Leslie Grace. Impressive how it features a lot of Spanish and not some random words here and there, and the beat fitted perfectly with all the Latin-inspired tracks that were released in the Summer.
17. IZ*ONE - La vie en rose
Produce 48 gave birth to one of the most successful groups to come out of idol-maker shows. "La vie en rose" is sweet and salty at the same time, the girls look stunning in the music video and the choreography is great.
16. Gugudan - The Boots
Gugudan were robbed of a win with this song, the intro, and the dance break are great, Sejeong steals all the lines but at least the girls look great! The Puss in Boots never looked better! Perfect song to drive around town!
15. SoRi- Touch
1/2 of Cocosori shined on her debut as a soloist with track "Touch", delivering fun choreography, vocals and a cool vibe. SoRi shines in her solo debut (creating jealousy of bandmate Coco, and a mess after it). The video is fun and flirty (a little pervy at times) with a weird Ariana Grande reference/ripoff in the middle.
14. BoA - One shot Two Shot
She might've walked upside down in "Woman" but the chorus of this song is what sold me...wait was "Cameo" released in 2018 too?
13. GWSN - Puzzle Moon
This "4 walls" inspired track came out of nowhere, the glossy and high-quality music video is top notch and the choreography is fun.
12. Key - Forever Yours ft. Soyou
SHINee's Key gave us one of the best albums of 2018 (those are the facts)
11. Pristin V - Get It
Underrated track, with probably one of the best bridges in pop history.
10. SF9- Now or Never
OP wasn't aware of this group, but after listening to "Now or Never", we stanning. The chorus hits you in the face, and that guy with the sexy deep voice? swoon!
9. LOONA YYXY - LOVE4EVA
Made me a Chuu/Yves stan, it's just a freaking fun song, and although I did love "Hi High", YYXY takes the cake.
8. NCT 127 - Baby Don't Stop
Taeyong is probably the sexiest man in Kpop, his vocal fry, and smooth moves sold this track like no other NCT 127 song.
7. Sunmi - Siren
Trying to decide which Sunmi song to pick for this spot was hard, but "Siren" was the winner. The MV is corky and sexy just like Sunmi, and the styling was magical!
6. Red Velvet - Bad Boy
Visuals! Looks! Choreography! Joy looking like a snack! Irene being gorgeous! Seulgi being badass! Yeri being cute! and Wendy... also that gay-baiting. A true BOP!!
5. APRIL- Oh my Mistake!
After being ignored for cutesy, cookie cutter concepts, April came back swinging with an edgier look and a corky sound. The music video is all nostalgia but the track is amazing, but that unexpected break is the true star!
4. EXO - Tempo
Kai in a crop top, Lay's cameo, and that acappela delivery out of nowhere? ICONIC
3. APINK- I'm so Sick
Girls changed their concepts to give us this amazing song. Naeun's visuals are in another level and although the MV might be a little basic, the track is one of the best APINK's title tracks ever.
2. Hyolyn- See Sea
Sistar's disbandment left me devastaded, but Hyolyn picked up the slack and gave us the song of the summer. The instagram filter on the MV, the choreography and those power vocals are clear examples of why Hyolyn is a power house.
1. Momoland - Bboom Bboom / Pentagon - Shine
This tie is because there was a lot of factors with both of the songs to occupy the first spot. Momoland's track remains iconic, not only was it played all year long, but it also made JooE a true star! We love a success story about Nugu groups winning (even if accused of cheating) Momoland beat the odds and became viral! an incredible achievement.
Pentagon's "Shine" made me fall in love with the blush/sunburnt look that E'Dawn had, as well as made me fall in love with the band. The song is great, the mv is really cute and all the members bring something special to the table. Sad about the outcome of E'Dawn's faith in Cube, but no one can deny that Shine is one of the best Kpop songs released in the last couple of years.
ONTD, im ready to get dragged for not including your faves (or for my crappy writing)
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For the weekend of January 12-13, 2019:
A lot of R. Kelly's former collaborators have spoken out against the artist following the airing of #SurvivingRKelly. Kanye West, however, isn't one of them.— Complex (@Complex) January 14, 2019
Ye says, "We can all enjoy all their music all we want." https://t.co/43rYv52xdxpic.twitter.com/qyRKWyrSu7
Kanye West has another controversial opinion. During a Sunday service event, West took a moment to give his unwanted thoughts on the R. Kelly situation, as well as the upcoming documentary on Michael Jackson's sex abuse.
In one of the clips recorded from the event, West can be heard saying, "They just gonna pull up full documentaries on him. Then they gonna come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary. ... We can all enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn't going to go there today. If we're gonna tear down artists, let's go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve. Let's take down all the art."
Kim immediately went on Twitter today to do damage control for her husband, stating he's allowed to have an opinion:
I’m going to nip this in the bud right now. Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect. The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 14, 2019
I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior. My husband’s words are being taken out of context due to timing.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 14, 2019
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