Trailer for ‘Snowfall’, premiering July 5 on FX

May 29, 2017

John Singleton (director of Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice, Shaft) serves as co-creator and executive producer for Snowfall on FX, premiering July 5. It chronicles the introduction and impact of crack into Los Angeles in 1983.


How Justin Timberlake and Eminem Are Using Their Star Power to Help Manchester Victims

May 29, 2017

Justin Timberlake and Eminem are paying it forward. Following the horrific terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester last week, several celebrities have stepped up to spread hope and raise money for the victims and their families. Two of those stars are Eminem and Justin. Both musicians shared links on their Twitter pages to a fund set up by the British Red Cross, asking their followers to join them in donating money to help.

Fast forward to a couple days later, and Justin and Eminem have already raised about $ 2.3 million. While neither star’s donation has been publicly disclosed, you can donate through the JustGiving page.

Celeb Political Tweets Round Up: Portland Stabbing, Angela Merkel, Macron, + Trump tweeting

May 28, 2017

+ Three men were stabbed in Portland after coming to the defense of teenage girls, one Muslim and one African American. Two of the men, Rick Best and Taliesin Namkai Meche, did not survive the attack while the other is in critical condition. The attacker was a well know white supremacist who was shouting Islamaphobic slurs at the girls because one of them was wearing a hijab. The FBI has now joined Portland police in the investigation while FAUXTUS has not spoken out about the attack. This is now the second time that two U.S. soldiers have been killed in the last week by white supremacists.

+ Speaking of Predator in Chief, FAXTUS did not get the memo that not tweeting helped his approval rating go up by +1. FAUXTUS tweeted this morning about #FakeNews and called the leaks “fabricated”. He’s probably forgetting that just 12 days ago he tweeted that he had asked ONTD BF Comey to find the leakers.

+ Angela Merkel spoke at a campaign event today and said that Germany and Europe can no longer rely on the US under Trump after a disastrous trip abroad. Don’t let the pundits tell you that this trip was a success as FAUXTUS messed up bigly at the G7 Summit. Macron also spoke about the infamous handshake and said it was done to show that he’s no pushover. Masculinity at its finest!

+ Paul Ryan was rejected by 100 8th graders from a New Jersey middle school during their D.C. trip. The kids said that they did not want to be associated with him.

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Dwayne Johnson Is Cute, but His Baby Girl Jasmine Is Even Cuter

May 28, 2017

Dwayne Johnson and his longtime love, Lauren Hashian, welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Jasmine back in December 2015, and throughout the past few months, the couple has given us several precious peeks at their little bundle of joy. While baby Jasmine has yet to make her first red carpet appearance like older sister Simone Alexandra, she has successfully managed to melt us into a puddle of mush with her adorable antics. Prepare for cuteness overload, and then flip through The Rock’s sweetest moments of all time.

ONTD Reading Challenge (June) – No Fam, It Was I!

May 28, 2017

Last year gemdiamandis became an ONTD legend after one of her tumblr posts was misattributed to Alan Rickman and went viral after his death. To celebrate this Iconic moment in ONTD history, this month, the theme of our ONTD Reading Challenge is NO FAM, IT WAS I!

This means that you should read a book about identity theft, impostors, or hoaxes. To help you out, hjalmartazar and milfordacademy have selected a few recommended titles!

THE WOMAN WHO WASN'T THERE: The True Story of an Incredible Deception (Robin Gaby Fisher, Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr.)
The astounding story of Tania Head, whose heartrending account of surviving the World Trade Center attacks made her a celebrity—until it all turned out to be an elaborate hoax. (vehiclesshockme's suggestion!)

  • See also: A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story (Jeremy Grimaldi)

THE ART OF THE CON: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World (Anthony M. Amore)
The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked.

  • See also: The Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch)

THE MAN IN THE ROCKEFELLER SUIT: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor (Mark Seal)
Uncover the true story of Clark Rockefeller, wealthy scion of a great American family, who kidnapped his own daughter and vanished. The police and FBI were baffled. Tips poured in, but every lead was a dead end … because “Clark Rockefeller” did not exist. Mark Seal reveals how German native Christian Gerhartsreiter came to the United States, where he stepped in and out of identities for decades, eventually posing as a Rockefeller for twelve years, married to a wealthy woman who had no idea who he really was. Fast-paced and hypnotic, The Man in the Rockefeller Suit chillingly reveals the audacity and cunning of a shape-shifting con man.

  • See also: Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake (Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding)

VOODOO HISTORIES: The Role of Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History (David Aaronovitch)
Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere – from Pearl Harbour to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. In this entertaining and enlightening book, Aaronovitch carefully probes and explodes a dozen of the major conspiracy theories. In doing so, he looks at why people believe them, and makes an argument for a true scepticism: one based on a thorough knowledge of history and a strong dose of common sense.

  • See also: The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (Jesse Walker)

A FIELD GUIDE TO LIES: Critical Thinking in the Information Age (Daniel J. Levitin)
As we are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process, it's becoming harder to separate the wheat from the digital chaff. How do we distinguish misinformation, pseudo-facts, distortions, and outright lies from reliable information? New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them.

  • See also: Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News (A. Brad Schwartz)

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book post! what are you reading, ONTD? and what will you pick for June's challenge?