ONTD Roundup

September 15, 2017

For Thursday, September 14, 2017:

  • Selena Gomez reveals she received a kidney transplant from her best friend Francia Raisa this summer
  • Stranger Things cast is about to renegotiate deals
  • Sam Smith's mother knew he was gay before he came out to her
  • Growing Up 'Modern': Ariel Winter on Family Turmoil, Online Shaming and a New Life in College
  • Jude Law tries to be subtle, fails, alarms theatre staff
  • Fergie and Josh Duhamel Split After Eight Years of Marriage
  • Busy Philipps upset over being mistaken for Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  • Yesterday's ONTD Roundup

ONTD Original: The Original Losers Club 27 Years Later

September 13, 2017

Given the success of the film adaptation, I thought it’d be interesting to look up what the child actors from the miniseries are doing now.

Again, this is just the kid actors.

1. Jonathan Brandis as Bill
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Unfortunately, Brandis took his own life back in 2003 at the age of 27.

After IT (where he was 14 at the time), Brandis went on to have bit roles here and there (like a voice acting role in the animated Aladdin series and a starring role in NeverEnding Story II) until he finally landed a recurring role in SeaQuest 2032 at the age of 17. After that was cancelled, he got the occasional movie though nothing very large (his role in Hart’s War was minor and most of it ended up on the cutting room floor).

2. Emily Perkins as Bev
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Since starring in IT at 13, Perkins has continued to appear regularly in several films/tv shows including Ginger Snaps, Da Vinci’s Inquest, She’s the Man, Juno, and Supernatural. Her last film was in 2014, but she still makes regular appearances at conventions.

She’s currently married to film professor Ernest Mathjis, who also writes books about cult films

3. Brandon Crane as Ben
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Crane’s other most notable role was as Doug Porter on The Wonder Years. Otherwise, he hasn’t really acted much which is fine since he seems to be doing quite well building websites for companies. He’s built sites for Horizon Growers Pistachios, Sandisk, and Penguin Random House among others. He’s also pretty active on twitter

He and his wife currently run the design agency Solid Fuel Creative

4. Marlon Taylor as Mike Hanlon
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Taylor was in the short lived series “You Take the Kids” and had minor roles on other shows like Sister, Sister in 1994. According to IMDB, he didn’t have any roles from then until the movie Know Thy Enemy in 2009. He still didn’t get too many roles afterwards, but his next role will be as a zombie on Z-Nation.

According to his twitter account, he lives in Seattle and is an “Actor, father, family man, creative old soul, poet, husband, lover, the good the bad and the ugly.”

5. Seth Green as Richie
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Does it really have to be said? The most well known of the child cast who is still working in Hollywood whether it’s acting or producing. His directorial debut, Changeland, is currently in post-production

6. Adam Faraizl as Eddie
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Last acting credit was in 1992 with a sequel to Where the Red Fern Grows. He went to college and graduated with a degree in Pacific & Asian Studies from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

He currently works in the restaurant service industry as a bar manager in Seattle.

7. Ben Heller as Stanley
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IT was the only thing Heller acted in. He’s participating in a documentary about IT, but otherwise, he’s off the grid.

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Get ready for your new boyband obsession Ontd

September 2, 2017

Simon Cowell's latest boy band, PRETTYMUCH, joins Billboard to share 9 things about themselves and promote their single Would you mind. The music video is set to be released later this month but in the meanwhile they have released a dance visual for their single.

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I'm ready to submit my stan application if they serve 90s RnB/Pop on their album.

Is Stephanie Beatriz Dating Gaby Dunn? – An ONTD Original

August 10, 2017

With all the Youtuber drama on here lately I was inspired to post about a certain theory that has attracted interest on lesbian twitter. Please note that this is totally just ~one sleuth's opinion~ and is really all speculation when you get into it. But I'm pretty sure I'm right.

In case you're unfamiliar, Stephanie Beatriz is the actress who plays Detective Rosa Diaz on FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Gaby Dunn is a popular bisexual Youtuber and podcaster known for her comedy skits on her channel, Just Between Us, and her podcast, Bad With Money. She is also pretty well-known for publicly resigning from doing comedy for Buzzfeed back in 2015 before she started the Just Between Us show.

Last June, Stephanie Beatriz came out as bisexual on Twitter with a couple of tweets in response to Aubrey Plaza doing the same thing.

The same day she also indicated a preference for quirky blondes:

As you will know if you've ever watched Gaby Dunn do anything, she is Quirky (like it’s her whole brand) and blonde.

Not long after Stephanie came out, she and Gaby started exchanging tweets:

In August 2016:

And in October:

In October, Gaby appeared on Stephanie's weekly Youtube show, Reality Bytes, to discuss polyamory and dating while bisexual. It's super long but the astute viewer will note that she made Stephanie giggle and touch her hair a lot.

A month after that, Stephanie appeared on Gaby's podcast and the description for the episode calls Stephanie "surreal and inspiring."

Around the same time this was developing, Gaby talked publicly about her breakup from her boyfriend and noted that Stephanie (along with some other friends) helped to get her through it.

Things seemed to be developing further this spring when they started tweeting each other hearts:

Then this summer, they went to LA Pride Festival together:

And Gaby came with Stephanie on the red carpet for her show Danger & Eggs. Both looked incredibly gay.

Throughout all this time, Stephanie has been getting more involved in the LGBT community, posting photos of herself for #LGBTbabes and apparently befriending queer women celebrities (and members of Gaby's circle) like Gabby Rivera and Cameron Esposito. She also has been retweeting articles about Gaby's various professional milestones and successes.

Which brings us up to present day! To recap: they tweet at each other all the time (sometimes with hearts), have attended events together and make one another twirl their hair. I wish them happiness in their speculated life together.

How’d I do at my first ONTD original?

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Podcast Post: Who? Weekly Sends Love to ONTD!

August 7, 2017

β€’On the latest episode of the already iconic podcast WHO? WEEKLY Lindsey & Bobby reference costantinini‘s post about Rita Ora opening the Teen Choice Awards

β€’Lindsey particularly likes placentipede‘s comment: “Has a single teen ever chosen her?”

β€’They say some nice things about ONTD <3

Listen to the episode here!

Other recent podcast episodes:

β€’ Reply All has a two part special that concluded a few days ago. The first episode details Alex Goldman trying to figure out information on a telephone scammer based in India that tried to trick him into thinking his computer has a virus. The second episode sees Alex actually fly to India to confront the men responsible for running the scam (and things go off the fucking rails).

β€’ Song Exploder talks to rock band, Grizzly Bear.

β€’ The Nerdist interviews Jane Lynch. Recent past interviews include James Van Der Beek and Al Gore.

β€’ Radiolab explores the potential impact of some insane new technology and then follows it up by learning about people dedicated to preserving the truth

What other episodes are worth checking out, ONTD? Oh and: Good form, Bella Thorne!
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