Articles on this Page
- 11/22/16--14:00: _#5H3 Is Happening: ...
- 11/22/16--14:23: _12 Lovable Dysfunct...
- 11/22/16--14:23: _rooney mara and joa...
- 11/22/16--14:28: _Ariana Grande perfo...
- 11/23/16--06:18: _in no-one-asked-for...
- 11/23/16--06:19: _Adele Announces Wem...
- 11/23/16--06:30: _Little Mix do acous...
- 11/23/16--06:32: _OK Go – The One Mom...
- 11/23/16--07:12: _J-Pop Megapost: LDH...
- 11/23/16--07:14: _Kardashian Fam Flie...
- 11/23/16--07:32: _New trailer release...
- 11/23/16--08:03: _Russell Crowe and T...
- 11/23/16--08:19: _Tommy Hilfiger does...
- 11/23/16--08:30: _Tom Cruise: Jerry M...
- 11/23/16--09:16: _ONTD Roundup
- 11/23/16--10:44: _Liam Hemsworth wish...
- 11/23/16--10:49: _Cyclops' fate is re...
- 11/23/16--10:59: _Keke Palmer release...
- 11/23/16--11:08: _The Weeknd - M A N I A
- 11/23/16--11:15: _Martha Stewart stop...
- 11/22/16--14:23: 12 Lovable Dysfunctional Holiday Family Movies.
- 11/22/16--14:23: rooney mara and joaquin phoenix filming 'mary magdalene'
- 11/22/16--14:28: Ariana Grande performs "Side to Side" at the AMAs with Nicki Minaj!
- 11/23/16--06:18: in no-one-asked-for-this news ...
- 11/23/16--06:19: Adele Announces Wembley Stadium Dates
- 11/23/16--06:32: OK Go – The One Moment – Official Video
- 11/23/16--07:14: Kardashian Fam Flies Back to LA to see Kanye
- Khloe, Kris, and Kourtney were all in NYC at a ball commemorating the late Robert Kardashian
- Kim flew back to LA right away to be at Kanye's side
- The rest of the krew followed Tuesday afternoon
- 11/23/16--07:32: New trailer released for 'Passengers'
- 11/23/16--08:03: Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin dating
- 11/23/16--09:16: ONTD Roundup
Trump supporters harass Gigi Hadid after Melania impression
Celebs react to media's normalization of Nazis in DC
The View talks Nazi salutes
Kanye allegedly tried to assault staff according to doctor
Justin Bieber punches fan
'90s crushes who totally held up
Yesterday's ONTD Roundup
- 11/23/16--10:44: Liam Hemsworth wishes Miley Cyrus a Happy Birthday
- 11/23/16--10:49: Cyclops' fate is revealed in Marvel's Death of X
- 11/23/16--10:59: Keke Palmer releases 3 music videos!
- 11/23/16--11:08: The Weeknd - M A N I A
The girls are about to reinvent themselves(they always say that tho)
During an interiew with Digital Spy, Ally revealed that they were already thinking about the sound of their upcoming album.
"I think the next album will probably be totally different," Ally Brooke said. "We're still trying to figure that out right now, but we're always going to make it next level."
But if they had to choose a fourth single, which song would they choose?
"I would say 'No Way' because it's definitely a step away from who Fifth Harmony has been presented as before," Normani Kordei told us. (justice for "dope")
I want them to experiment more with r&b. an album full of bops like "big bad wolf", "voicemail", "bo$$, "worth it", "reflection", "work from home", "AIMH", "dope" & "no filter"
BUT I'M READY
source & the rest of the interview: digitalspy
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
About: Frank Goode lives by himself in Elmira, NY, a recent widower with heart trouble, retired from a factory job, proud of having pushed his adult children toward success. In the summer, all four kids bail on a reunion, so, against doctor's orders, Frank decides to surprise each with a visit. He sets out to see his artist son in New York City, his daughter the ad exec in Chicago, his son the conductor on tour and presently in Denver, and his daughter who's a performer in Vegas. None are as he imagines or hopes. Will they let him see themselves as they are, and can this dad adapt?
Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
About: Brad and Kate have been together three years, in love, having fun, doing all sorts of things together with no intention of marriage or children. Christmas morning, they're on their way to Fiji, having told their two sets of divorced parents that they're off to do charity work. Through a fluke, they have no choice but to visit each of their four idiosyncratic parents. As the day progresses, Brad and Kate remember growing up, each learns more about the other, and Kate realizes that her life may not be as good as it could be. Do they know each other well enough to weather the storms families bring?
This Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
About: This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.
The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
About: The Stone family unites in common cause when their favorite son brings his uptight girlfriend home for the Christmas holiday, with plans of proposing. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications.
The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
About: Denis Leary plays an unfortunate cat burglar, who is abandonded by his partner in the middle of a heist, and is forced to take an irritating Connecticut couple (Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis) hostage. He soon finds that he took more than he bargained for when the couple's blackmailing son and despicable in-laws step into the picture. Before long they're driving him nuts with their petty bickering and family problems. The only way for him to survive is to be their referee and resolve their differences, before he can be nabbed by the police.
Do you have a good relationship with your family??
Primeras imágenes de Rooney Mara (María Magdalena) y Joaquin Phoenix (Jesús) en el biopic 'Mary Magdalene' de Garth Davis pic.twitter.com/0fwIprgPOj— Trailers y Estrenos (@TrailersyEstren) 22 de noviembre de 2016
The two co-stars were seen for the first time in full-costume this week, with Joaquin sporting a wild beard and long hair, as they filmed the crucifixion scenes and Jesus' burial, in rural Italy for Garth Davis' latest project.
sources 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
ONTD, was this performance Ariana's I'm a Slave 4 U moment?
kylie still hates you all, so she decided to re-release her 2015 christmas album now titled, kylie christmas: snow queen edition, because why not.. kylie christmas: snow queen edition will hit stores this coming friday, november 25th
homegirl is about to disappear for a decade
They did an acoustic performance of Shout Out To My Ex on C4's Sunday Brunch, and an interview plus Jesy and Jade helped make brunch, where Jesy was so hungover she couldn't even cut a baguette :').
According to Hits Daily Double they've sold 16K copies of Glory Days in the US (pure sales, streaming plus sales info was not available).
Source 1Source 2Source 3Source 4
Due to graduate school applications, I pretty much fell behind in posting various J-Pop news onto ONTD, so I'm just going to cram it all into one post now that things are dying down again. That said, are you ready to catch up on what's been happening in J-Pop? Brace yourselves for some major releases, scandals (Adding more reason for 2016 to end already), and more!
LDH Announces Plans to Expand to Global Market, Exposed in Award Bribery Scandal
LDH (The agency of acts such as Sandaime J Soul Brothers, E-Girls, and EXILE) had an interesting month so to speak. LDH President EXILE HIRO announced that LDH will expand into the United States, Europe, and Asia and open branches/divisions in each of these regions. This expansion will result in four divisions under the new parent companY LDH WORLD: LDH JAPAN, LDH USA, LDH ASIA, and LDH EUROPE. HIRO hopes to bring world-class entertainment to the global market and cites Disney and Universal Studios as examples of what LDH hopes to accomplish with this expansion.
Although LDH just announced this plan earlier this month, LDH has been expanding into the United States and Asia in the past. LDH opened dance studio "EXILE PROFFESIONAL GYM (EXPG)" in New York and started a collaboration project with avex to train Japanese young boys into artists at the studio. LDH also opened an LDH topshop and EXPG in Taiwan.
In order to continue expanding into the global market, a Los Angeles branch EXPG will open. Meanwhile, LDH is enlisting the help of business partner Afrojack to manage activities in England, Germany, France and Holland.
Ultimately speaking, details regarding this plan is mostly unknown beyond what was mentioned already and promises of foreign opportunities for acts under LDH JAPAN, so who knows what will happen from this endeavor into the global market.
LDH Caught Bribing Japan Record Awards for Song of the Year
Literally days after the announcement of LDH expanding into the global market, Shukan Bunshun published an article revealing that the company bribed officials of Japan Record Awards for Sandaime J Soul Brothers' "Unfair World" to win Grand Prix/Song of the Year in 2015. The tabloid brought (literal) receipts showing that LDH gave 108 million yen (Approx 1 million USD) to Japan Record Awards with the money coming from business coglomorate Burning Productions (This cogolomorate includes Avex, the music label of Sandaime J Soul Brothers).
(Seriously, it's a LITERAL receipt)
Although there have been rumors of Japan Record Awards accepting bribes prior to this scandal (Most notably, AKB48's "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" losing to EXILE's "Exile Pride (Konna Sekai o Ai Suru Tame)" despite it becoming a national hit that sparked a dance cover trend), this is the first time evidence of bribery has been presented to the public. Avex, LDH, and Burning Company did not respond to Shukan Bunshun for commentary by the deadline of publication.
Sandaime J Soul Brothers Releases Music Video for "Welcome to Tokyo"
Literally days after this scandal, the boyband involved in the bribery scandal teased their new single "Welcome to Tokyo" on Youtube and later released the music video days after. The single was released on November 9th, and debuted #2 on the Oricon Weekly chart with 158,936 sales (To be fair, #1 was Nogizaka46 (827,717 sales), so basically no one had a chance of getting #1 that week).
E-Girls to Release New Album "E.G. CRAZY"
Hot off of their latest single "Go! Go! Let's Go!", E-Girls announced that they will be releasing a new album "E.G. CRAZY" on January 18th. The album contains 24 tracks between 2 CDs. The CDs are entitled "-E.G. POP-" and "-E.G. COOL-" to convey the two different sides of the girl group. The album will contain songs from the following singles/songs: "Aniversery!!!", "Merry × Merry Xmas★", "Strawberry Sadistic", "Dance Dance Dance", "DANCE WITH ME NOW!", "Go! Go! Let's Go!", and "Pink Champagne" (Songs are hyperlinked to their respective music videos to prevent loading issues).
It is also confirmed that the album will contain four new tracks, and one of those songs will also have a music video. The album will be released in five editions: 2CD, 2CD + DVD, 2CD + Blu-Ray, 2CD + 3DVD, and 2CD + 3-Blu Ray. 1 DVD/Blu-Ray editions comes with music videos while the 3 DVD/Blu-Ray editions contains music videos, "E-girls LIVE TOUR 2016 -E.G. SMILE- tour" content, and a documentary covering the production and behind the scenes of the tour. Due to a lack of additional information, a tracklist and coverart can not be provided at this time.
Utada Hikaru Ties Personal Record of Four Consecutive Weeks on the top of Oricon Physical Album Charts, Tops the First Two Weeks of Oricon's New Digital Album Charts, to Host Live Q&A (And Messages) for Fans
Oricon Physical Sales Update
Utada Hikaru continues to dominate the charts with her comeback album "Fantôme". As previously mentioned, Utada Hikaru was on the top spot of the Oricon physical album charts for three consecutive weeks and in contention of maintaining the position for yet another week. I am happy to report that Utada Hikaru indeed maintained said position and has now tied her personal record of most consecutive weeks on the top of the Oricon physical album charts (Previous personal record held by her best album "Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.1"). The last original album to accomplish this milestone is Kobukuro's "5296" (2007) and the last female artist to accomplish this milestone is Koda Kumi with Black Cherry (2006) (If best albums are included, the previous times in which this milestone has been achieved was Sandaime J Soul Brother's "THE BEST／BLUE IMPACT" (2014) and Namie Amuro's "BEST FICTION" (2008) respectively).Utada's top position streak ended the week after with Arashi's "Are you Happy?".
Meanwhile, Oricon recently created a digital album chart at the start of November. This digital chart tracks releases from 35 different record labels across 4 digital services: iTunes, Mora, mu-mo, and Recochoku. As far as OP knows, this chart is the first digital album chart that contains sales numbers in Japan. Unfortunately, Oricon is unable to provide data for digital sales prior to the start of the chart (In other words, total sales are still unknown for any album released prior to November including "Fantôme"), but beggars can't be choosers.
Now that we got the logistics out of the way, it's time to deliver yet more Utada Hikaru records. Since its inception, Utada Hikaru topped the digital album charts for the first to weeks since the chart's inception with 6,537 sales on the chart's first week and 3,993 sales on the second week. Utada Hikaru finally dropped down to 2nd on the most recent week (3548 sales) to Bruno Mars' "24k Magic" (9090 sales). With these digital numbers one month into the release of "Fantôme", one can only imagine how many digital copies she sold at the release date.
Livestream Q&A (And Messages) and Performance
Utada HIkaru will be hosting a livestream event titled "Sanjudai wa Hodohodo" (Rough T/N: The thirties are moderate) on December 9th 21:00 JST. This livestream event serves as a "sequel" to her 20th birthday livestream "Nijudai wa IkeIke!". Utada hopes that the livestream allows her to properly convey her thanks to her fans. She will also be performing some songs live on the stream. While the setlist isn't confirmed, KOHH (And Punpee) are confirmed special guests at the event, so it's likely that she'll be performing "Boukyaku".
Lucky for you, not only is this event viewable outside of Japan, but you too can participate by sending her questions (Or messages in general) that she may read and respond to during the livestream. Simply tweet your questions or message with #30代はほどほど, and Hikki might even respond to it live! I'm sure she'll love to hear "ARE YOU GOING TO DO THE THEME SONG OF KH3!?!" for the millionth time and another million times relayed via her father, so go ahead. Tweet her that.
To watch the livestream when it happens, you can catch it on this website. As stated on the website, FIrefox and Internet Explorer 10 are not supported, so make sure you either upgrade your Internet Explorer or have another browser ready if you use one of these two browsers. The website also lets you test if your browser works, so feel free to test it now if you are concerned about browser issues.
Namie Amuro Releases Short Music Video for "Fighter"
As previously reported, Namie Amuro is releasing double A-side single "Dear Diary/Fighter" with tie-ins to Death Note prequel movie "Death Note: Light up the NEW world" and its Hulu mini-drama series. Days after releasing the short music video for "Dear Diary", Namie Amuro released a short music video for "Fighter". The music video features Ryuk at the dinner table with Namie herself.
Daichi Miura Releases Music Video for "(RE)PLAY" and Choreography Video for "Look what you did"
Daichi Miura released two videos to promote his new single "(RE)PLAY". The first video contains the music video for the single while the second video is a choreography video for B-side "Look what you did" (Daichi Miura typically releases choreography videos as dancing is one of his major selling points).
Perfume Teases New Songs in Ora² Kuchimoto Beauty Products and UNIQLO HEATTEACH CMs
Perfume recently appeared on multiple commercials to promote various products including Ora²'s Kuchimoto beauty line and UNIQLO's HEATECH. Both commercials feature new songs from Perfume. "Houseki no Ame" is featured on the Kuchimoto beauty line CM while "It's my winter" is featured on the UNIQLO HEATTECH commercial. Fans have been speculating that these new songs/tie-ins are signs of a new release, so if you've been hoping for some new Perfume music, then the wait might end soon.
Kuchimoto Beauty Product CM
Kuchimoto Beauty Product CM Making
UNIQLO HEATTECH CM #1
UNIQLO HEATTECH CM #2
AKB48 Releases Music Video for "High Tension", Announces New Album
Last month, popular AKB48 member Shimazaki Haruka revealed that she will be graduating from the idol group. In typical AKB48 tradition, she was chosen as the center of the new single "High Tension" before she begins her post-idol career as an aspiring actress
In related news, the idol group also announced that they will be releasing a new album on January 25th. The new album (Currently untitled) will contain the following singles: "Kuchibiru ni be my Baby", "Kimi wa Melody", "Tsubasa wa Iranai", "LOVE TRIP", "Shiawase wo Wakenasai", and "High Tension". Single B-sides "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" and "Hikari to Kage no Hibi" will also be featured on the album. The album also comes with a serial code to enter a raffle for an intimate concert held at Toyosu PIT Live House in Tokyo in March.
Keyakizaka46's Costume Sparks Nazi Imagery Controversy
48G rival group Keyakizaka46 stirred some controversy at a Halloween live with their choice of costume. The group wore a black military-style costume that caused some to notice a striking resembalance to the Nazi uniform. A tweet from Japanese social media noting the similarity can be seen below.
欅坂46 ナチス軍服を着てライブ → 批判殺到 pic.twitter.com/TltRiTPalX— トマト大好き (@tmato30kcal) October 24, 2016
Responses to the controversy has been mixed between people agreeing that the costume's similarity to nazi uniforms is too similar to dismiss, to people suspecting that this was a deliberate publicity stunt, to people saying that the costume is simply a generic German-style military outfit that's commonly seen in anime. Sony Music (The record label of Keyakizaka46) released the following statement regarding the controversy.
Keyakizaka46 producer Yasushi Akimoto and Seed & Flower representative (The company that produced the costumed) Shunsuke Muramatsu also issued apologies on Keyakizaka46's website. Akimoto in particular stated that the incident happened due to "lack of oversight" and was not informed about the costumes beforehand. He also promised outfit checks and staff instructions to prevent future incidents of this nature.
[Alexandros] Releases Music Video for Kaiju
Japan is currently experiencing a boom in the indie band scene, and [Alexandros] is one of the leading figures of this shifting trend
Hoshino Gen Releases Music Video for Koi
Popular singer-songwriter-actor Hoshino Gen released the music video for his latest single "Koi". The single serves as theme song of the romantic-comedy drama "Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu". Hoshino Gen also plays Hiramasa Tsuzaki in the drama: A 35 year old salaryman with zero love experience that gets into a contract (Common-law) marriage with proatagonist Mikuri Moriyama. The single is currently on a five-week digital chart streak on both Recochoku and iTunes. Since the video is region locked due to Youtube Red, use this link if you are unable to watch the embedded video.
LDH 1 / 2
Sandaime J Soul Brothers 1 / 2
E-Girls 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Utada Hikaru 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Namie Amuro 1 / 2 / 3
Daichi Miura 1 / 2
Perfume 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
AKB48 1 / 1(b) / 2 / 3 / 4
Keyakizaka46 1 / 2 / 3
Hoshino Gen 1 / 1(b) / 2
Any other releases caught your interest lately? I've personally been listening to REOL's album non-stop.
Kardashian Family -- The Brood Flies The Coop For Kanye, Kim (PHOTOS) https://t.co/RSIZXRAzDj— TMZ (@TMZ) November 23, 2016
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Which Christmas release are you most looking forward to?
* they discussed plans for a "small, intimate" ceremony in late 2018
* Terri Irwin (52)is beloved Australian widow to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin (died in 2006)
You might remember this open letter written by Sophie Theallet about why she would not be dressing Melania Trump. In the statement that many considered bold and brave Theallet called for fellow designers to follow suit. So far at least one designer has chimed in saying he will not be part of the boycott, and that designer is Tommy Hilfiger.
"I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her," he said in regards to the boycott in a recent interview to Women's Wear Daily. "... I don’t think people should become political about it."
Hilfiger also mentioned he'd really love to dress Ivanka as well if she didn't wear her own clothes. He basically summed it up as you don't get more beautiful than Melania and Ivanka so he doesn't see what the big deal is.
Source 1 and 2
As long as you're beautiful right?
A 20th anniversary special edition of Jerry Maguire is being released Jan 3rd, 2017, so here's pre-brainwashed, normal Tom Cruise with Renee Zellweger for a wardrobe/chemistry test.
Nicole Kidman talks meeting Tom Cruise for a new interview about her films. Her "jaw dropped" when she first saw him, and says they had a "beautiful" marriage. She also talks about how supportive he was during filming of To Die For and her career in general.
The best place for women in action movies is next to Tom Cruise https://t.co/bJTQsUFGTX— Vulture (@vulture) November 20, 2016
Talks about how Tom's movies have good, layered female characters. Cruise recently said he was "so lucky" to have strong female roles in his films (you can still do more, Tom).
'Humiliating!' Scientologist Tom Cruise secretly hooked up with lesbian porn star! - Latin Post https://t.co/mh1KZOijuk— Sex Scandal View (@SexScandalView) November 22, 2016
Former Scientology members claim Tom had an affair with his personal assistant, whom worked for him during filming of The Last Samurai and Collateral (and that timeline would mean he was cheating on then-girlfriend Penelope Cruz). Scientology leader David Miscavige forced Tom to end the relationship after finding out the assistant was in a softcore lesbian porn film, even though Tom knew about the film and didn't care. Tom officially ended the relationship after he married Katie Holmes.
She is now married to TOM'S DRIVER, and Tom continues to be controlled by Miscavige.
Sources: one, two, three, four
For Tuesday, November 22, 2016:
liamhemsworth Happiest birthday to my favorite little angel!
In a rare social media move, Liam Hemsworth posted a happy birthday message to his on again girlfriend/fiancée Miley Cyrus. Liam has kept his social media posts including Miley to a minimum, so the declaration IS VERY IMPORTANT TO POP CULTURE.
ONTD, do you have a secret relationship?
In the present comics Cyclops has apparently been dead after going to war with the Inhumans for releasing the terrigen mists into the atmosphere that are killing and sterilizing the mutants, and did something so bad that he's now blamed for mutants being hated more than ever before.
Death of X finally revealed what went down.
Cyclops has another mutant transform one of the Terrigen mist clouds, which give the Inhumans their powers and are sacred to them, rendering it inert and making it harmless to mutants. In response, the Inhuman Black Bolt kills him.
It's later revealed that Cyclops actually died in the first issue of the miniseries after being exposed to the mists, and the Cyclops who went against the Inhumans was a mental projection created by Emma Frost, who wanted his death to have meaning so he could live on as an idea.
There's no explanation for what Cyclops (or Emma's projection of him) did that made him so hated.
Album out November 25th!
Fresh off the renewel of Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, the original domestic queen has blessed us with her Thanksgiving tips (OP Note: hopefully they don't make everyone go full bitch, like her tomato plant tips!). First, she stopped by the Today Show with some lessers, in order to share a cute centrepiece idea for Thanksgiving (or Christmas, if you are Canadian like me).
Next she stopped by The View in order to uninvite her Thanksgiving guests on national television! They also joke about her running for President, and she didn't say no!
Is your decorating inspired by Martha Stewart, ONTD? Show us your decorating skills!!