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- 08/08/15--15:45: ONTD Original: 5 modern black & white movies you should watch.
- Who is A?
- Who is Red Coat?
- Who killed Bethany Young?
- Who hit Alison with a rock?
- Why is A doing this?
- Who killed Toby's mother?
- Who killed Jessica DiLaurentis?
- 08/08/15--16:11: Taylor Swift Wants Us to Believe that She is a DS2 Fan
- 08/08/15--16:11: Zhris Mrown rising?
- 08/08/15--17:02: Timbaland still won't let Aaliyah rest
- 08/08/15--18:13: Indie horror movie inspired by Isla Vista killings sparks outrage
- 08/08/15--18:13: Carlos Vives' new video will make you want to go to Colombia
- 08/08/15--18:15: Episode 5 of #KissOff! with Paramore's Hayley Williams
- 08/08/15--19:17: Who was Auf'ed on Project Runway?
- 08/08/15--22:43: 📢📢📢BREAKING NEWS: NICKI MINAJ IS PREGNANT!!!!!!!!📢📢📢 👪
- 08/09/15--06:52: Mariah isnt going to her high school reunion
- 08/09/15--06:53: TV's 10 worst plot twists according to Sydney Morning Herald
-kiran gandhi, mia's drummer, ran the london marathon while free-bleeding
-she decided to this to combat the stigma of menstruation
-she wanted to encourage women not to be embarrassed about their periods
-she said: "I ran the whole marathon with my period blood running down my legs"
-WARNING: pictures of her freebleeding are under the cut
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There has yet to be another Awkward Black Girl since the watershed web series wrapped in early 2013, but - in 2015 - the web is flooded with new short-form series starring strong, flawed and unapologetic black women. While network television has its Olivias and Mary Janes, the Internet boasts a more appealing palette of black women. From typecast actresses to interracial dating to being black and broke in the city, web series have it covered in 2015. For Harriet has been the go-to guide in what to watch when it comes to POC and WOC in web series. Featured is a compilation of their more recent recommendations and their addictive first episodes.
Black Actress is the first web series to explore the struggles that black actresses face in a darkly humorous and honest way; from type casting to competitiveness to the limited roles. Our girl Hazel from Degrassi: TND, Andrea Lewis, acts as creator and producer of the show, as well as playing lead character Kori Bailey. In an interesting twists, episodes are bookended with docu-style vignettes with familiar Black actresses, such as Essence Atkins and Reagan Gomez (who famously produced her own web series last year Almost Home).
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: 50% UnReal, 50% Girls
Why For Harriet says you should watch: The caliber of WOC in the industry attached. Women like Tatyana Ali and Essence Atkins going in-depth on the nature of the industry and Andrea Lewis is "a pleasure to watch."
This light and instantly lovable anti-rom-com series features two black women navigating the scary, scary world of app dating. The real secret weapon here is powerhouse writer/producer Lena Waithe, hot off of her last web series Twenties. Hello Cupid follows two best friends, Whitney and Robin, and their mishaps in online dating.
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: Sex And The City
Why For Harriet says you should watch: It's all about Lena. She is masterfully creating "believable, interesting characters and dialogue". As one of the leading black storytellers on the bubble of success, her latest is true-to-life and impeccably produced. Like Twenties, it's another series worthy of a full-length primetime or cable reimagining.
Drty Diana is the dark comedy taking on black millennial angst. Cassi Maddox stars as the flawed and complicated Nyaomi, a mid-twenties alternative chick trying to get her life together. The overall synopsis is steeped in mystery but the titular character is real and black womanhood has never looked this rebellious.
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: Being Mary Jane
Why For Harriet says you should watch: Maddox’s portrayal of Nyaomi/Diana. She's deadpan, brooding to a fault, and consistently problematic. She even opens the first episode narrating "It’s not that I want to kill myself, because I don’t. But if something were to happen to me, I wouldn’t be sad about it, you know?'"
ACKEE & SALTFISH
Ackee & Saltfish is inspired by a short film of the same name. The series follows quirky besties Olivia and Rachel as they... actually don’t really do all that much. But yet the chemistry is infectious and the humor is bingeworthy. The dialogue is snappy and Emeke’s witticisms feel so fresh, it's hard to find anything else on the web (or on television) like Ackee & Saltfish.
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: Literally like nothing else on TV. Just watch!
Why For Harriet says you should watch: Emeke’s dialogue, without a doubt. It's refreshing and offbeat, but also comfortingly familiar. Plus their British background adds a fun "flavour" rarely seen in minority-led web series.
THE PECULIAR KIND
The Peculiar Kind is a gritty experimental and docu-style series that looks into the lives and experiences of queer women of color with candid and unscripted conversations. LGBTQ or not, every woman in this series is smart as hell and flawlessly beautiful in her own way. There's something here for everyone.
Network/Cable Series Equivalent: The Real L Word
Why you should watch: The series boasts an impressive guest cast, including an appearance from Odd Future’s Syd Tha Kyd, "one of the most prominent Black lesbians in music today". Beyond the series, the brand is also expanded with extra episodes and a documentary as well.
When it comes to web series, what are your faves ONTD?
So I don’t really know what counts as ``modern´´ but I decided to go from 2010 and up. So if you wonder why movies like Persepolis or Sin City aren’t on the list it’s because they came out before 2010!
Enjoy and share your favorite black and white movie (old or new)
1. Frances Ha
IMDB Ratings: Comedy, Drama
Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness
IMDB Ratings: 7,4/10
Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in.
IMDB Ratings: 7,0/10
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been.
4. The Artist
IMDB Ratings: 8,0/10
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down.
5. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
IMDB Ratings: 7,1/10
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Youtube Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films, Fresh Movie Trailers, Disney Movie Trailers, Trailers, VICE
- After 6 years of endless teasing and clues, the main storyline of Pretty Little Liars finally comes to a conclusion.
- The showrunner Marlene King promises that all answers will be revealed, such as:
- The next season is described as Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl and Sex And The City.
-During an interview Chris said he'd be open to working with Zayn because he's his "homeboy" and they're on the same label
-Chris also said he'd want to collab with Zayn because he has a huge fanbase and fans are waiting to hear his music
-Chris also made note that he's not very selective about who he works with because he's on everyone's songs.
-Zayn has yet to comment, though he has shown appreciation for Chris' music in the past. His fans are also very eager for the collaboration to happen.
I think this collab is def going to happen, like Chris said he isn't too selective and it'd be the easiest way to get him some cred.
Sky Ferreira performs "Guardian," the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album 'Masochism,' at the 'Mistress America' Los Angeles premiere during the Sundance NEXT FEST at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on August 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
timbaland Attention!!!!! People ask me all the time do I have any babegirl music we haven't heard !!!!!well the answer is YES!!!!!!!! TIMBO x BABEGIRL !!!!! Sneak peak coming !!!!!!!
*Spotify backed "Lean On" when Lean On was getting thousands more streams per day than its Global Charts #1
*Used banners and highly visible browsing to promote it
*Added it to Spotify playlists
*Hozier a different story... was huge in Ireland only.
*Spotify highlighted Hozier just as "Take Me To Church" was slowing down in Ireland by making him one of their first Featured Artists
*Spotify had Hozier top year in review pages, banners, and featured playlists
I just wanted to talk about Hozier tbh.
Or, what is your favourite Spotify feature right now, ONTD?
Is Oprah secretly a hard core Ibiza partier, ONTD?
An indie horror movie Del Playa, directed by UCSB alumn Shaun Hart, partially based on last year's Isla Vista killings has sparked widespread backlash. The movie seems to feature a protagonist who goes on a killing spree after being rejected by a love interest.
The Change.org petition to halt the release of the film states: "The film Del Playa intentionally seeks to commoditize the death of six beloved students, and makes light of the tragedy faced by the entire Isla Vista/UCSB community [...] Releasing such a film merely 18 months after this tragedy recreates the helplessness and horror felt by the Isla Vista community"
The director released this statement on his FB and the youtube page:
First and foremost, I would like to publicly apologize to everyone who has been offended in any way by our making of this film. It was never our intent to monopolize on the tragic shootings in Isla Vista that took place last year. While I do admit there is the connection of Santa Barbara, this film is not about Elliot Rodger. The fictional character in the film is not meant to portray anyone in particular. It is meant to portray incidents that take place, not only in Santa Barbara, but across the country on a daily basis.
Our intentions were not to make light of such a serious issue, but to engage our audience in an active discussion about bullying and violence.
As a graduate of UCSB and a former resident of Del Playa, that day was a knife to my heart. For me, the actions of one individual tainted a lot of good memories of an innocent time and brought darkness to a place that should only be home to the hopes and dreams of the young.
For all touched by the tragedy at DP, know this: I stand right there with you. And share love and compassion for our fallen Gauchos.
source: 1, 2
Colombian singer Carlos Vives decided to go back to his roots and revisit his 20-year-old hit, 'La Tierra del Olvido' (The Land of Oblivion), with the help of some fellow countrymen: Maluma, Fanny Lu, Fonseca, el Cholo Valderrama, Herencia de Timbiquí, Andrea Echeverry and Coral Group. The new version showcases the beauty of Colombia by having the artists sing in different regions of their country.
The video was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the song and to promote tourism in Expo Milan 2015.
The new version of La Tierra del Olvido will be featured in Carlos Vives' new live album, to be released on August 7.
Sources: 1, 2
Dedicated to the Colombians in this place. Latino music post?
*Tory Lanez gave an interview last year in which he spoke about writing full tracks for various artists, including Meek Mill
*Is only listed as a producer on the album
*In a recent freestyle dissing Drake, Meek said this feud is really about Nicki.
*“Said I don’t think it’s ’bout no rapping, it’s ’bout Nicki./He told us he was first in line, but it got tricky, I still wake up with the lady that you said you first in line with.”
*Referring to "Only", where Drake raps “I never f**ked Nicki, cause she got a man, but when that’s over then I’m first in line.”
Would you be jealous of Drake if you were dating Nicki, ONTD?
Season 14, Episode 1 | Mad Dash Mayhem
Random assortment of fabrics were scattered all over Madison^2 Garden. Designers can make whatever they want from the fabrics they picked up.
Auf wiedersehen: Duncan
Exclusive: Kim Richards enters hospital after Target shoplifting arrest http://t.co/dsYHDR9xML— Us Weekly (@usweekly) August 9, 2015
*Kim was recently arrested for shoplifting
*Admitted "by concerned family members"... Is this an involuntary hold???
Yolanda Foster Removes Breast Implants; May Be Culprit Behind Worsening Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms
❤️Turn a mess into a message....... We might have hit the jackpot by finding all this silicone from a 20 year old implant rupture through ultrasound mapping as shown in this selfie. Thank you Dr.Feng for holding my hand and leading the way #UncoveringTheMystery #ChronicLymeDisease #ExPlantSurgery @FengClinic #MyHealthJourney #DeterminedToFindACure
Do you think Yolanda's Lyme disease is really about her breast implant's being damaged?
taylor sang trap queen with her
Fetty Wap sold his soul to the white devil Taylor Swift in exchange for his left eye— Denisse (@nisssepaul) August 9, 2015
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He knocked up Nicki it's lit pic.twitter.com/sVssWuowxW— Dino Hatfield (@BALTsneakerShow) August 9, 2015
Meek joins Nicki on stage, and she goes on to say "make some noise for my BABY-FATHER!"
Mimi told [banned source] she will not be attending her high school reuninion, stating "Why would I go to anything I didn’t create myself?" Instead of going to her high school reunion, she created one.
In 1999, Mariah filmed a special at her high school, she performed and went around the school reminising and talking to school staff, you can watch that special here-
No she did not take the students to a concert venue, she brought her stage into the gym
ONTD, How was your reunion? If you haven't been, are you looking forward to it?
3. Gossip Girl
We should all blame Chair fans for this.
2. How I Met Your Mother