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- 02/01/17--09:33: _ONTD Roundup
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- 02/01/17--06:44: James Wolk Welcomes First Child
- 02/01/17--06:45: Netflix Buys Dee Rees'"Mudbound" at Sundance
- 02/01/17--07:17: Vanderpump Rules s05e13 "Ambush"; Jax misses Britt's bday
- 02/01/17--07:23: adam scott's son stole jimmy kimmel's altoids
- 02/01/17--07:30: SHINee World V In USA - Dates, Cities, and Ticket Prices Announced!
- LOS ANGELES
- P1: $215
- P2: $185
- P3: $135
- P4: $85
- P5: $65
- 02/01/17--07:40: Arrival director Denis Villeneuve confirmed for Dune remake
- 02/01/17--07:45: Queen of Bops Ariana Grande Drops Lyric Vid for 'Everyday'
- 02/01/17--07:52: Tennis Can't Afford To Lose The Federer - Nadal Rivalry
- 02/01/17--08:12: Us Weekly continues to feature the Trumps on their cover
- British author Malorie Blackman (Noughts & Crosses) has decided to cancel all U.S. appearences in solidarity with the people from the seven banned countries
- Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials) expressed solidarity with Blackman and suggested he might do the same in the future
- Author Matt Haig also cancelled a pleasure trip
- Comma Press, an independent UK publishing group has also vowed to only publish work from authors from the seven banned countries in 2018
- 02/01/17--08:48: Aldis Hodge explains why he is a feminist
- 02/01/17--09:00: Walk Of Fame Official Trailer (2017) Scott Eastwood Comedy Movie
- 02/01/17--09:33: ONTD Roundup
- First look at acclaimed gay drama Call Me By Your Name
- James Corden responds to Donald Trump's immigration ban
- The View talks the firing of Attorney General Yates
- Celebrities Who Brought Their Siblings As Dates For The 2017 SAG Awards
- Lord of the Rings cast reunion!
- Salma Hayek responds to backlash over conversation with Jessica Williams about race
- Yesterday's ONTD Roundup
- 02/01/17--10:41: Depeche Mode announce new single & new album date!!
- 02/01/17--10:42: ONTD Original: 15 Non-Fiction Book Recs
...so the Grammys are just going to pretend like she wasn't exposed for lying on Kanye to create her ~empowering moment? Still can't believe Kendrick lost
caption: “Welcome to the world, Charlie Wolk. #babyboy #CharlieWolk #wolkpartyof3”
source: his instagram
Netflix recently purchased the film at Sundance for 12.5 million. This is Dee Rees big screen follow-up to Pariah (she also directed Bessie which aired on HBO).
Adapted from the novel by Hillary Jordan, it follows two men in the deep South post-WWII as they deal with racism and adjust to life after the war. It stars Carey Mulligan, Mary J Blige, Jason Mitchell, Jonathan Banks, and Garrett Hedlund.
At the screening (where they received a standing ovation), Rees commented, "Sometimes the war at home is bloodier than the war abroad." She also co-wrote the film with Virgil Williams.
Katy Perry updates!
Katy's new shoe line will launch on February 16. All of the shoes will be $59-$299. Katy gave a few quotes about the line:
“Not everybody is rich, and not everybody is excessive. And everybody has more important things to spend their money on— whether it’s their children, or their family or their health. At the end of the day, your personality shouldn’t be so expensive to display.”
“I want to learn a lot, master it and become a serious contributor in the fashion world. [I don’t want] to be a celebrity who overindulges and takes advantage of their position.”
“We’ve learned through manufacturing and science that we can make things better quality that don’t take so much time... [It] makes a better product faster and with more options.”
Miranda Kerr praises Katy's stepmom skills. Miranda and Orlando Bloom divorced in 2013, but have a six-year-old son named Flynn together.
"Yeah, they're great... They get along well."
“We are a modern family. Orlando and I...It’s very weird, but we really care for each other and have a great relationship, so we’re very lucky.”
She was out protesting at the Women's March on Washington, D.C. and hung with Gloria Steinem.
Finally, is Katy's orange-blonde hair a riff on Trump??? She debuted the color at an art show for Sham Ibrahim's portrait of Trump as a baby in diapers.
Do u think she will drop an album this year? And WILL IT BE GOOD?!
Adapting Hanna Barbera cartoons to comics is nothing new what with the recent Scooby Apocalypse series as well as the acclaimed Flinstones one. And now Snagglepuss is due for a comic adaptation too.
For those who don't know, the character debuted in 1959 in the Quick Draw McGraw show (that old cartoon western where the sheriff was a horse) where he didn't have his iconic pink look and "clothes" yet. He then went on to things like Yogi Bear and the Laff-a-lympics.
Mark Russell (who is currently writing the Flintstones) will be writing the title, and he said the reinvention wasn't much of a stretch to him. “I envision him like a tragic Tennessee Williams figure; Huckleberry Hound is sort of a William Faulkner guy, they’re in New York in the 1950s, Marlon Brando shows up, Dorothy Parker, these socialites of New York from that era come and go. I’m looking forward to it.
"[His sexuality] never discussed and it’s obviously ignored in the cartoons ’cuz they were made at a time when you couldn’t even acknowledge the existence of such a thing, but it’s still so obvious,” said Russell. “So it’s natural to present it in a context where everybody knows, but it’s still closeted. And dealing with the cultural scene of the 1950s, especially on Broadway, where everybody’s gay, or is working with someone who’s gay, but nobody can talk about it — and what it’s like to have to try to create culture out of silence.”
The first short story about "Snagglepuss being dragged in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities" will arrive in March but the ongoing won't start until later this fall after Flintstones has finished.
the Flintstones comic is pretty great so I'll be optimistic about this
watch last night's ep here
this episode really begins with a messy homophobic scene from Britt and her mom. is this what we have to look forward to w their reality show?............
Scheana reveals she was raised by wolves when she hands the bridal shower money to Kristen in front of everyone.
we get a scene of Ariana riding her horse. like who cares. she gets into it w Stassi at the painting class tho which was fun
and finally James' weak performance. the fight that followed was more entertaining and authentic, and judging by next week's preview gg's words hit a chord
source 12are highlights considered spoilers
+ Kenzo announced the stars of its Spring/Summer 2017 campaign who will also act as the cast of its forthcoming original short film.
+ The short film, titled “Music Is My Mistress,” will premiere in late February and is written and directed by Kahlil Joseph.
sourcestweet / full campaign
-adam scott appeared on jimmy kimmel to promote 'big little lies'
-talks about what a limited series is
-talks about working with billy joel
-talks about an incident at jimmy's super bowl party last year
"SHINee World V" will be stopping in two U.S. cities this March! #SHINeeWorldinUSA
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Tickets go on sale February 25, 10.00am Venue's Local Time.
SOURCES: 1 + 2
ONTD, is your wallet ready?
It's official -- Legendary Pictures has signed the very talented Denis Villeneuve to direct the exciting new DUNE series film project.— Brian Herbert (@DuneAuthor) February 1, 2017
Denis Villeneuve - the Oscar-nominated director of Arrival - has been confirmed as the director of the Dune remake.
Villeneuve's hiring was announced by Herbert's son, Brian.
What do you do every day, ONTD?
- ESPN said the audience was over double (up 107%) of the final in 2016 (Djokovic/Murray)
- Eurosport said across Europe the final was the highest ever for a tennis match (second highest ever)
- Channel 7 said it was the most watched tennis match in a decade, the 3rd most ever
- Grand Slam Tennis Tours (tourism based company) said demand for tickets was up 25%
- The tournament also set an attendance record, as it drew 728,763 spectators to the grounds during the two weeks
- No ATP player born in the 90s has won a slam (28 year old Cilic is the youngest active player to hold a slam and M1000)
Ya en casa después de un mes en Australia. Muchas gracias a todos por vuestro increíble apoyo pic.twitter.com/Ox2ifQL5vI— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) January 30, 2017
source, source, source, source
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Who do you think the next guy to break through is gonna be? I've been banking on Kei for like 3 years, I might have to change my mind?
Or do you think #LostBoys are gonna get bypassed completely and #NextGen are gonna be the next slam winners?
All four of last year's Oscar acting winners, Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Actor, The Revenant), Brie Larson (Best Actress, Room), Mark Rylance (Best Supporting Actor, Bridge of Spies), and Alicia Vikander (Best Supporting Actress, The Danish Girl), will be back for this year's Oscars to present the four acting awards, as per tradition. The Academy Awards take place on Feb. 26.
- Source says: "They will reevaluate toward the end of the school year if they will keep this arrangement or if Melania and Barron will move to Washington. They could go either way right now. They will ultimately do what's best for Barron."
- When ABC News anchor David Muir asked January 25 if not having Melania or Barron around left him feeling lonely, Donald responded, "No, because I end up working longer. And that's OK."
- Source says: "Melania is actively building her team, including hiring a chief of staff, a senior adviser and a social secretary, among other key positions. While she is a mom first, she is very much embracing the role and responsibilities of first lady."
The US Weekly cover of the Feb. 6 issue was posted about here.
"I believe in the equality of women," Aldis Hodge stated in a recent interview while promoting the upcoming second season of his WGN America series Underground.
"We owe a lot when it comes to women in terms of innovation, in terms of education, in terms of progression in life," he continued. "So the old adage that a man needs to be leading this — no, no, no. We’re put on this earth to complement each other for a reason. If men were meant to be a dominant power, men would be on this earth by themselves. So, I don’t understand when women’s rights are challenged–because you’re talking about human rights. You talk about subjugating an entire culture that we heavily depend on for everything we need for survival."
Hodge, who was also a participant in the Park City Women's March, also spoke out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
"This whole charge to take away women’s rights and Planned Parenthood makes no sense," he stated. "And they lead on abortion? Abortion is less than three percent of what Planned Parenthood does. I don’t even understand why it’s a question in this day and age. Why are we challenging that?"
Source 1 and 2
The second season of Underground starts airing on March 8
A motley crew of aspiring performers come under the guidance of an eccentric and volatile acting coach.
For Tuesday, January 31, 2017:
New single will be called "Where's the Revolution" and will be out THIS Friday the 3rd.
New album will be called "Global Spirit" and is out globally March 17th.
Praise jaysus, finally some good news in this world. On that note I have HIGH expectations for this single considering the title.
If you still haven't found anything that catches your eye, we have a few suggestions.
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World (Ann Shen)
The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen.
Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era (Michael S. Kimmel)
Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity in the world today, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America’s angry white men from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students. Angry White Men presents a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage.
Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and a tenacious clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town (Jon Krakauer)
Missoula, Montana is a typical college town, home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a passionately loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.
In these pages, Jon Krakauer investigates a spate of campus rapes that occurred in Missoula over a four-year period. Taking the town as a case study for a crime that is sadly prevalent throughout the nation, Krakauer documents the experiences of five victims: their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the skepticism directed at them by police, prosecutors, and the public; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them. Rigorously researched, rendered in incisive prose, Missoula stands as an essential call to action.
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence (Gavin de Becker)
In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the US's leading expert on violent behaviour, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger - before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including: how to act when approached by a stranger; when you should fear someone close to you; what to do if you are being stalked; how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls; the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person; and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.
Physics of the Impossible (Michio Kaku)
Everyday we see that what was once declared 'impossible' by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: fax machines, glass sky-scrapers, gas-powered automobiles, a worldwide communications network and high-speed elevated trains. Here Micho Kaku confidently hurdles today's frontier of science, presenting the first truly authoritative exploration of the real science of tomorrow; a field normally left to writers of science fiction. He reveals the actual possibilities of perpetual motion, force fields, invisibility, ray guns, anti-gravity and anti-matter, teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, robots and cyborgs, faster than light travel, time travel, zero-point energy, extraterrestrial life, even clairvoyance. And he shows how few of these ideas actually violate the laws of physics. The real differences between the impossible, the unlikely and the imminent have never been so clear.
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, is on a quest to discover why. He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto's demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third-graders. With his inimitable wit, Tyson delivers a minihistory of planets, describes the oversized characters of the people who study them, and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub.
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (Mary Roach)
Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (Oliver Sacks)
In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century (Ian Mortimer)
Imagine you could get into a time machine and travel back to the 14th century. This text sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking the reader to the Middle Ages, and showing everything from the horrors of leprosy and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and haute couture.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi)
Americans like to insist that we are living in a postracial, color-blind society. In fact, racist thought is alive and well; it has simply become more sophisticated and more insidious. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit.
Face Paint: The Story of Makeup (Lisa Eldridge)
Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. Face Paint explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeup’s use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate and how they achieved their effects. An engaging history of style, it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.
A History of the World in 100 Objects (Neil MacGregor)
A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, it begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with objects which characterise the world we live in today. Seen through MacGregor's eyes, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. A stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people; Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency; and an early Victorian tea-set speaks to us about the impact of empire. An intellectual and visual feast, this is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.
The Uses and Abuses of History (Margaret MacMillan)
History is useful when it is used properly, to understand why we think and react in certain ways. But it is also susceptible to manipulation and distortion. Nationalists tell false or one-sided stories about the past, whilst dictators supress history because it undermines their claims to omniscience and authority. Political leaders mobilise their publics by telling lies: Hitler lied about Germany's defeat in the First World War and about the role of the Jews. Taking lessons from the past can also be problematic - there are too many lessons, enough to suit every need. The Uses and Abises of History is a powerful and vital argument for the importance of history and historians.
How Propaganda Works (Jason Stanley)
Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren't problems for us--not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth century. In "How Propaganda Works," Jason Stanley demonstrates that more attention needs to be paid. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy--particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality--and how it has damaged democracies of the past.
50 Art Movements You Should Know: From Impressionism to Performance Art (Rosalind Ormiston)
Filled with stunning reproductions of some of the world's greatest masterpieces, this reference book offers a chronological journey through artistic revolutions. Each movement is presented in a series of informative presentations--a concise definition and description; full-page and smaller detailed color illustrations; and in-depth profiles of the artists crucial to the style's development. Covering a wide range of movements both familiar and obscure, this accessible and informative volume is a perfect introduction for readers interested in art's constantly evolving story.
what are your favourite non-fiction books? which book did you choose for this month's challenge?