Biopic Fail of the Day: The Internet Did Not Like Lifetime’s Aaliyah Movie

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"Did not like" is putting it delicately.

Despite initial protests of disapproval from both her family and fans, Lifetime aired its controversial Aaliyah biopic on Saturday night, and it did not sit very well with viewers.

"'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' barely scratches the surface of how she changed the course for pop, hip-hop and R&B in the Nineties and why her death at age 22 on August 25, 2001 was such a huge loss for music fans," writes The Rolling Stone.

Aaliyah's family denied the producers rights to use her music in the film, so that alone did not bode well for the film, and Zendaya Coleman, who was initially cast to play Aaliyah dropped out delaying production.

After it aired, the film was instantly the target of ridicule on Twitter, mainly with the hashtag #LifetimeBeLike making fun of the poor casting choices. And the way film portrayed her relationship with R. Kelly was equally upsetting for people to watch.

Aaliyah's former producer, Timbaland, also went full meme on his Instagram account in response to the film. Here are a few examples:







Executive producer Wendy Williams responded to the criticism on her show Monday:

I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend! Errbody got an opinion. Well, I must tell you, whether you loved or hate, you watched. It was the second-highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far.

Prank of the Day: German Town Turns Neo-Nazi March Into Anti-Nazi Fundraiser

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Every year a bunch of neo-Nazis march through the German village of Wunsiedel to the former gravesite of Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess.

This year, the town decided to do something about their Nazi problem by letting them continue to march, while at the same time, collecting money for an anti-Nazi group called EXIT-Germany.

For every meter they marched, local businesses agreed to donate money to the organization, and by the end of the day, they had raised about $12,500. The Nazis didn't know about the fundraiser until they saw signs along the route encouraging them and reporting on their progress.

You can watch the video above produced by the group who organized the event, "Right-wing Extremists Against Right-wing Extremists."

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Ad of the Day: Times Square Will Unveil Largest Digital Billboard Ever

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Ad of the Day: Times Square Will Unveil Largest Digital Billboard Ever
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New Yorkers, prepare to be blinded.

The biggest, and most expensive billboard is set to go up in Times Square on Tuesday, making it an even more undesirable place to visit than it was before.

The screen is 8 stories tall, spans the entire block from 45th St to 46th St., and consists of about 24 million LED pixels.

It will cost around $2.5 million to advertise on the billboard for four weeks, and Google will be the first major advertiser to take up the space with an ad running from November 24th through the end of the year.

On the bright(er) side, it'll be a whole lot easier to watch all your favorite costumed Disney characters and superheroes tear each other apart and battle with the NYPD over tips.

When the Ku Klux Klan Promised "Lethal Force" Against Ferguson Protesters, Anonymous Struck Back

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When the Ku Klux Klan Promised "Lethal Force" Against Ferguson Protesters, Anonymous Struck Back
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Over the weekend, reports emerged that the Ku Klux Klan passed out fliers and warnings indicating they would enact "lethal force" against Ferguson protesters should they display aggression in response to the grand jury hearing of the Michael Brown shooting.

Hactivist group Anonymous did not take kindly to these threats.

As of the morning November 16, the Ku Klux Klan still had control over their own tweets, as you're seeing from their official Twitter feed here (who knew that abject hate could be so tuned in to social media trends?). Just later that evening Anonymous seized the Twitter account to use to their own ends, changing its profile picture to their own iconic image and tweeting things like this:



The moral of the story is the same as always: Just don't bother getting on Anonymous's bad side.

Reunion of the Day: Two ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Stars Together Again

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Reunion of the Day: Two ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Stars Together Again
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Thanks to Instagram, "Dawson's Creek" fans were able to see James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson reunited briefly over the weekend at a party.

"The most pleasant run-ins can happen in the most unexpected places," Van Der Beek said.

Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes were MIA, but Holmes said in a recent Q&A that she also keeps in touch with them.

Until an official reunion becomes a reality, you'll have to settle for listening to the theme song over and over again while staring longingly at their photo.

Nightmare Scenario of the Day: World Might Be Running Out of Chocolate

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"The Washington Post" has singlehandedly ruined your Monday.

The world is running out of chocolate, and it's only going to get worse, according to the two biggest suppliers, Mars, Inc. and Barry Callebaut.

There is an ongoing chocolate deficit, where we are consuming more than we produce, and by 2030, this difference could amount to 2 million metric tons.

Thanks to dry weather in West Africa, fungal disease, the increased demand for dark chocolate, and the Chinese, we are screwed.

"There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much chocolate, all of you. And it's getting so out of hand that the world could be headed towards a potentially disastrous (if you love chocolate) scenario if it doesn't stop."

Does anyone know where we can get S'more?