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  • They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

    03/23/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | March 22, 2014 | Kat Chow
    <p>As for Mara's ethnicity? She's not Native American. Folks are passing around an online petition that asks Warner Bros. to "stop casting white actors to play people of color."</p> <p>2. If you're particularly ticked off when a white character is played by a person of color, then you're probably not pleased that Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Fruitvale Station), who is black, was cast as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four. Human Torch is a superhero who, as his name hints, can engulf his body in flames, control nearby fires and fly. When he's not on fire (though he usually is), the comics show that he's a blonde, white guy named Johnny Storm. (There was an android Human Torch once. To the extent that androids have ethnic identities, the android's was probably Anglo-Saxon.) If casting a black actor to play a white superhero irks you, this probably will, too.</p>
  • ‘One pic = 1,000 words!’ Check out which ‘liar’ James Woods drubbed with a photo-slam

    09/08/2013 11:56:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Twitchy/Twitter ^ | 9/8/13 | Twitchy staff/Actor James Woods
    Actor James Woods has done it again! The actor has given “foul queen” Hillary Clinton the business before and has vowed to “never stop telling” the story of Benghazi. It appears he is making good on that promise.
  • Prison Break Star Wentworth Miller Comes Out As Gay

    08/22/2013 7:01:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    E! ^ | 8/21/13
    Wentworth Miller has come out as gay. The Prison Break star decided it was time to publicly reveal his sexuality after being invited to attend a film festival in Russia. "Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes," Wentworth, 41, says in a letter to Maria Averbakh, director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. "However, as a gay man, I must decline. "I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of...
  • David Cameron spent £66,000 on TV coaching by Obama's...

    01/04/2011 12:51:18 AM PST · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd December, 2010 | Jason Groves and Tamara Cohen
    Full Headline - "David Cameron spent £66,000 on TV coaching by Obama's body language expert during election campaign": - "David Cameron spent more than £66,000 flying in Barack Obama’s body language expert to help prepare for the televised election debates, it emerged yesterday." "Detailed receipts show the Tories spent £66,333 hiring the Washington firm SKDKnickerbocker to prepare Mr Cameron for the debates, in which he was widely considered to have been bested by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg." "Consultant Anita Dunn, who advised President Obama on body language, was part of the team flown to London four times to prepare...
  • Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 154 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News
    <p>President Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, after critical report on targeting of conservative groups.</p>
  • A tear runs down the face ... (my title)

    05/13/2013 11:45:01 AM PDT · by F15Eagle
    Yahoo! News via Drudge ^ | 1 hr 35 mins ago | Photo By JIM BOURG/REUTERS
    A tear runs down the face of U.S. President Barack Obama as he answers questions about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya
  • ‘Infuriated’ Boxer stormed out of Benghazi hearing

    01/25/2013 9:08:56 AM PST · by Third Person · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Wednesday night she was “infuriated” during Sen. Rand Paul’s questioning of Sec. Hillary Clinton and even left the hearing room. “When I heard him say those words, I walked out of the hearing room, and listened to him from behind the stage, because I was so infuriated at what that man said,” Ms Boxer said. Mr Paul said it was “inexcusable” for the State Department to ignore the Benghazi cables. “Had I been president at the time, and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not...
  • Worrisome Message from Acting ATF Director (to whistleblowers)

    07/19/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/18/12 | SenChuckGrassley
    A video message from ATF Acting Director Todd Jones on July 9, 2012, to ATF staff presents a disturbing message to potential whistleblowers in the agency. The acting director says, "... if you don't find the appropriate way to raise your concerns to your leadership, there will be consequences. ..." Sen. Chuck Grassley says the essence of whistleblowing is reporting problems outside of an employee's chain of command, and whistleblowers were instrumental in exposing the shortcomings of Operation Fast and Furious.
  • Cowboy actor vs real western bad man

    10/05/2011 10:27:24 AM PDT · by FritzG · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28 Sept 2011 | Scott Harrison
    Feb. 9, 1957:  Television’s Wyatt Earp, actor Hugh O’Brian, on left, and Al Jennings, onetime western bad man, draw guns for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Al Markado. O’Brian won, but Jennings, at 93, had the experience to make the shot count – if he needed too. Times staff writer Norman Dash reported:TARZANA–A 93-year-old “bad man.” who was once allegedly the fastest man with a gun in the West, met up with television’s Wyatt Earp and immediately went for his clippings, memories and tales of the Old West at his modern-day hide-out in Tarzana.Al Jennings, last of the real...
  • Think Washington acting like royalty? Here's proof Coin-case brief says Department of Justice 'goes

    06/22/2011 9:04:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wnd ^ | 6/22/11 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Department of Justice is claiming power and authority beyond even what the kings of England held in a case involving private "Liberty Dollar" coins that were offered to individuals who wanted them for investing or for exchanging for goods and services, according to a "friend-of-the-court" legal brief. The case is against Bernard Von NotHaus, who was convicted on three counts of counterfeiting related to his work with the coins. The claim regarding the arrogation of power was made in a brief filed by members of the law firm of William J. Olson of Vienna, Va., and Gary Kreep...
  • VIDEO: Obama: Not acting in Libya 'would have been a betrayal of who we are'

    03/28/2011 8:46:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CNN Wire ^ | 3/28/11 | CNN Wire Staff
    Tune into CNN TV at 8 and 9 p.m. to get expert analysis on the president's speech on "In the Arena" and "Piers Morgan Tonight" -- only on CNN. Send your personal stories, video on unrest in the Arab world. Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Monday rejected criticism of his decision to commit U.S. forces to the U.N.-authorized military mission in Libya, telling the American people there were strategic and moral reasons to act. In a nationally televised speech at the National Defense University, Obama said his administration kept its pledge that the mission would be limited in...
  • Shadowing an Exorcist

    12/16/2010 10:55:36 AM PST · by mgstarr · 12 replies · 3+ views
    NCRegister.com ^ | 12/16/10 | TRISH BAILEY DE ARCEO
    A movie starring Anthony Hopkins explores exorcism. The man who wrote the book behind the film talks about what chasing the devil really entails. Matt Baglio’s curiosity was piqued. An exorcism course at a Vatican-affiliated university in Rome? It was an unusual topic. As an American journalist living in the Eternal City, he thought it might make for an interesting article; as a non-practicing Catholic at the time, he approached it with some skepticism. Taught by exorcists and experts in theology, satanic cults, criminology and psychology, the course he took challenged many of his assumptions. But what really intrigued him...
  • Sean Connery says he is retired from acting

    08/27/2010 10:52:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    UPI ^ | 08/27/2010
    EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Scottish film icon Sean Connery, who is 80, indicated he's through with acting. "I don't think I'll ever act again," he told the Edinburgh Evening News. "I have so many wonderful memories but these days are over. I'm swimming every day and I'm even trying to get the golf swing working again -- but that might take a little bit longer. During the summer I wasn't feeling great." Connery is perhaps best known for playing secret agent James Bond in a string of 007 films in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. His last major...
  • Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden’s Driver; Denied That Battle Against ..

    08/03/2010 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/3/10 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden’s driver from February 1996 through November 2001. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives. The Hamden case culminated in the 2006 Supreme Court ruling that said the Bush administration’s military tribunals violated U.S. law and international conventions.
  • Actress Lynn Redgrave has died at age 67

    05/03/2010 8:41:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 2,947+ views
    Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of "Georgy Girl" and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances, has died. She was 67.
  • Actor Corey Haim Dead at 38

    03/10/2010 5:24:29 AM PST · by commish · 87 replies · 3,263+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mar 10, 2010 | Fox News
    Just a headline, no story yet.
  • Alec Baldwin says lost interest in acting, will soon quit

    11/30/2009 8:40:24 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 44 replies · 1,475+ views
    Reuters ^ | 113009 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. actor Alec Baldwin says he has lost interest in acting and considers his film career a failure. "I don't have any interest in acting anymore," Baldwin, 51, told "Men's Journal" in an interview for its December issue. Baldwin, best-known for his Emmy-award winning role in the NBC comedy "30 Rock" and the man chosen to co-host the 2010 Oscar ceremony, added: "Movies are a part of my past. It's been 30 years. I'm not young, but I have time to do something else".
  • Alec Baldwin considers entire film career a 'complete failure'

    11/30/2009 6:52:24 PM PST · by george76 · 106 replies · 3,181+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Nov 2009
    Alec Baldwin, the US actor, has said he has lost interest in acting and considers his film career a failure. "I consider my entire movie career a complete failure," he told the magazine. "The goal of moviemaking is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that." Baldwin has expressed interest in politics in the past but did not say in the interview what he intended to do if he quit acting.
  • Conservatives in acting, theater, films, and the arts

    10/29/2009 3:46:14 PM PDT · by GoldwaterBooster · 15 replies · 775+ views
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | Sept. 18, 2008 | Natalie Bedell
    Maybe Freepers need a forum devoted to movies, stage, acting, and the arts.
  • Friar's Club and Town Hall to Toast Tony Nominee (Tovah) Feldshuh

    10/15/2009 2:54:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Playbill ^ | 15 Oct 2009 | Adam Hetrick
    Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh will be celebrated with a slew of awards in the coming months, including a gala dinner at the Friar's Club on Nov. 9. As part of the Friar's Club dinner, Feldshuh, who was most recently seen on Broadway in Dan Gordon's Irena's Vow, will be toasted by Jim Dale, Freddie Roman, Lee Roy Reams, Len Cariou, Christine Pedi, Michael Riedel, Martin Vidnovic and George S. Irving. Feldshuh will be honored alongside Shubert Organization Chairman Philip J. Smith with the "Friend of the Arts Award" from Town Hall on Oct. 18. She will also be recognized...
  • Eminem admits Bruno encounter was a stunt

    06/04/2009 11:51:40 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies · 790+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 4, 4:46 am ET | Belinda Goldsmith
    Eminem has come clean, saying that he knew what was in store when bare-buttocked comedian Sacha Baron Cohen crash-landed on him at the MTV Movie Awards television broadcast Sunday. Eminem stormed out of the awards ceremony after Baron Cohen, in the role of the main character from his new movie, "Bruno," landed on his lap after a flying mishap, leaving the audience wondering if the rapper really was furious or if it was a stunt. The Detroit rapper told website RapRadar.com that he knew full well what was about to happen and that it was all staged, right down to...
  • Finally, The Actor Shows up!

    11/28/2007 8:27:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 582+ views
    Townhall ^ | November 28, 2007 | Matt Lewis
    "I just want to give my buddies here a little air time." -- Fred Thompson sounding like Ronald Reagan (after showing a video about Romney and Huckabee that would take the bark off the trees, and being told the others would have time to respond) ... Thompson's video utilized YouTube clips that have been circulating for quite some time on YouTube. Only this time, they are also being broadcast on CNN. My bet is getting this negative information out is a lot better use of his time than merely putting out some puff-piece ...
  • Paul Newman says he's too old for acting ("I've been doing it for 50 years. That's enough.")

    05/25/2007 12:38:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 145 replies · 2,971+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/07 | AP
    NEW YORK - Paul Newman says he's given up acting. "I'm not able to work anymore as an actor at the level I would want to," Newman, 82, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday. "You start to lose your memory, your confidence, your invention. So that's pretty much a closed book for me." Newman, star of films such as "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," added: "I've been doing it for 50 years. That's enough." He has other plates spinning. Newman plans to focus on the Dressing Room, his new organic restaurant in Westport,...
  • Mascot demoted for acting the goat on parade

    06/24/2006 12:54:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,260+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/06 | Reuters
    NICOSIA (Reuters) - The six-year-old mascot for a British army battalion has been demoted in disgrace for acting the goat during a parade in full view of dignitaries. Billy Goat has been a mascot of the First Battalion, the Royal Welsh regiment, since he was six months old and had the official rank of lance-corporal before his frisky antics during a parade marking Queen Elizabeth's official birthday earlier this month. The army said he had been demoted to fusilier (private) as a result of his behavior. "The goat major had a hard time keeping him in line, he was bouncing...
  • McCain's heckler: I'm sorry

    05/23/2006 9:16:22 AM PDT · by meandog · 32 replies · 1,298+ views
    N.Y. Daily News ^ | 5/23/06 | BY JORDAN LITE
    A New School student apologized to Sen. John McCain for hijacking his commencement address, but said her controversial speech was "what my conscience called for." "I said, 'I'm really sorry I had to do that.' And he said, 'Oh, it's all right, I understand,'" Jean Sara Rohe told the Daily News yesterday. Rohe, 21, said she was unprepared for the angry response she got from McCain's camp after she spoke out against his support of the Iraq war and her fellow graduates heckled and booed him. The Republican senator from Arizona, who is widely expected to make a bid for...
  • Hollywood: A Fast Town

    03/17/2006 11:35:40 AM PST · by Digital Disaster · 5 replies · 680+ views
    The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles ^ | 3-17-06 | Peace Monbeam
    March 17, 2006 Hollywood, California As most of you know, Scooter had gone from a regular guy to superstar literally overnight. After shacking-up with the well-known producer who gave him his first major film role in the gay cowboy film, "Home On The Strange," Scooter then went on to a series of gay and straight relationships with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. I couldn't pick up a tabloid without seeing his face on the cover with his love-interest-of-the-moment. In no time, Scooter was commanding tens of millions of dollars a film and his name was on the lips...
  • The Academy Award Speech We Should Have Heard (And Why We Won't - Dennis Prager Alert)

    03/06/2006 10:35:45 PM PST · by goldstategop · 78 replies · 1,758+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 03/07/06 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a speech we would like to hear from an Academy Award winner: I thank you for this wonderful award. Receiving an Academy Award gives the recipient an almost unique opportunity to speak to hundreds of millions people around the world, so I would like take this once-in-a-lifetime moment to say this: First, I want to thank my country, the United States of America. Every one of us here has this country to thank for enabling us to live lives of unprecedented freedom and unimaginable affluence. Too many of us forget that no other country in history has offered such...
  • Laura Bush: Bitten by the acting bug (India visit)

    03/02/2006 3:07:42 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 3 replies · 670+ views
    Rediff ^ | March 02, 2006 14:55 IST | Rediff
    It was lessons in counting from none other than the US First Lady Laura Bush when she met the directors of Indian version of the famous American cartoon serial Sesame Street in Noida Thursday. Participating in the shoot of one of the episodes, Laura, not minding the take or re-takes, was a sport while acting with the lead characters of the serial Chamki. She might be a novice at acting, but the mother of two, Laura, knew how to charm the kids when she interacted with Shubham and Satyam at the sets. Received by the Noida administration at the Eagle...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • Acting PM Olmert: War Against Unauthorized Jewish Communities

    01/18/2006 3:50:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 252+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan 18, '06 | Ezra HaLevi
    Israel's acting prime minister, MK Ehud Olmert, has declared war, not against Hamas or the Islamic Jihad, but against unauthorized Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Olmert, at a meeting Wednesday afternoon with security officials, ordered the IDF to draw up clear plans to prevent the creation of new outposts and to destroy existing ones. Nearly every community in Judea and Samaria started as or engaged in building projects that were unauthorized at some stage. Israel's ambiguous policies with regard to the future of Judea and Samaria have been blamed for this trend, as various government coalition members and heads...
  • Shakespeare Lady (Schizophrenia, Addiction Reduce Once-Promising Actress/Writer To Street Theater)

    09/11/2005 10:33:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 2,884+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | September 11 2005 | ADRIAN BRUNE
    NEW HAVEN - Many people once gladly paid to see her grace the stage of "The Rep," Yale's famed Repertory Theater. But for the last six years, Margaret Holloway has had a different sort of audience. Often found on the steps of Willoughby's Coffee House in the downtown arts district, her arena of choice, Holloway seems to be known to nearly everyone. They like her act. The 53-year-old "Shakespeare Lady" does an instant monologue for instant change, from Hamlet to Chaucer. Her favorite is seven lines of Medea's speech to Jason in Euripides' classic story of a woman betrayed. "I...
  • Acting legend Sir John Mills dies

    04/23/2005 9:11:54 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 40 replies · 1,485+ views
    BBC Online (UK) ^ | 4/23/2005
    Acting legend Sir John Mills dies Sir John Mills, one of Britain's best-known and best-loved actors, has died at the age of 97. Mills starred in more than 100 films since the early 1930s including Great Expectations, War and Peace, and Ryan's Daughter - for which he won an Oscar. He died at home in Denham, Buckinghamshire, on Saturday after a short illness. He continued acting until recently despite bouts of ill-health. His only Oscar came in 1971. Sir John, father of actress Hayley Mills, was one of the UK's most enduring stars. He was made a CBE in 1960,...
  • Some Teens Find Desperation in Hollywood

    02/27/2005 9:11:31 PM PST · by rightwinggoth · 20 replies · 721+ views
    Yahoo! -- AP ^ | 2/27/2005 | Gillian Flaccus
    LOS ANGELES - The hulking letters of the Hollywood sign loom over the homeless shelter where Andrew Stone sleeps, but the teenage guitarist is no closer to stardom than he was on the streets of Atlanta. The gangly 19-year-old tells a story that sounds like the slow lament of the songs he writes. Got here just two weeks ago in a 1985 Chevy Caprice. Car trashed by thieves who snatched a friend's guitar. Pawned a minidisc player for $27, but a thief stole the cash and a cell phone as well. Got $20 for his precious blue Alvarez guitar. The...
  • First Annual Freeper Screenplay Festival and Chili/Bar-B-Cue Cook-Off

    02/27/2005 5:39:10 AM PST · by sonofatpatcher2 · 82 replies · 1,824+ views
    Danny Lee ^ | 2-27-2005 | Danny Lee
    Well, Oscar Night is upon us again. And if Chris Rock is nearly right, I might be the only straight white man who watches the Oscars for both the pretty women almost dressed plus the primetime fun of making rude comments as the awards are handed out. I think I seen about every Academy Awards when I've been able to since my folks got a television set in 1955. It was always in the back of my mind to one night walk up and accept one of those small golden guys. I tried the acting route, even obtaining a SAG...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Man accused of groping nurses, pretending to be handicapped

    11/11/2004 8:33:10 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 11 replies · 996+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 11/11/2004 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, WV -- A Charleston man allegedly groped two home health care nurses while posing as a mentally retarded man who needed his diapers changed, according to criminal complaints. William Warren Mucklow, 38, was arrested Tuesday. The complaints, filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, allege that Mucklow posed as his mother to respond to ads for home health care workers and hire two nurses to care for a man who has the mind of a 2- or 3-year-old. Mucklow then posed as a mentally retarded person, said Charleston Police Sgt. S.A. Cooper. The nurses, who worked separately in February and...
  • HOLLYWOOD: LAND OF USELESS IDIOTS

    11/10/2004 2:37:30 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 1,161+ views
    MENSNEWSDAILY.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2004 | BERT PRELUTSKY
    When I titled my book “Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From San Francisco,” I could just as easily have pointed out that liberals are from Hollywood. It really is a different planet from the one most of us live on. To begin with, it is populated with high school drop-outs and drama majors making millions of dollars a year, convinced they should decide how the rest of us think, live and vote. What you must never forget about these pampered pets is that the first lesson they learned in acting class was to get in touch with their feelings....
  • Kerry woos Ohio voters in Bush-dominated areas "I'm not a liberal" (buys hunting license)

    10/17/2004 5:11:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies · 2,097+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 17, 2004 | Joe Hallett
    XENIA, Ohio — Sen. John hunted for votes yesterday in the nook and crannies of the Buckeye State, telling crowds in farm country and jobstrapped southern Ohio that President Bush is deceiving them about the economy and the Iraq war. Joking that he will be in Ohio so often before Nov. 2 that "I’m about to have my mail forwarded here," Kerry beseeched voters to believe their eyes, and not Bush, when assessing whether they are better off now than four years ago. "George Bush has a very simple strategy when it comes to reality: Ignore it, deny it and...
  • America's Actor (John Podhoretz on Marlon Brando)

    07/03/2004 1:29:43 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 14 replies · 564+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2004 | John Podhoretz
    Marlon Brando was more than an actor. He was a battering ram. He used himself — and he was used — to demolish the idea that Europe remained culturally superior to the United States. No performer has ever occupied a position of such cultural prominence. In the 1950s, he was considered as important in his way as Ernest Hemingway (then wrongly thought to be the great American writer). He was one of the key embodiments of the idea that World War II had concluded with America as the leading cultural force in the world. It was America's time to shine....
  • Starring in new role: Davis hires a Hollywood agent and appears in comedic TV ads for Yahoo!

    04/10/2004 6:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 328+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 10, 2004 | Alexa H. Bluth
    Starring in new role: The former governor Davis hires a Hollywood agent and appears in comedic TV ads for Yahoo! search engines. Here's one for the "only in California" files: A career politician, fired as governor and replaced by an actor, has hired a Hollywood agent to manage his own budding acting career.
  • A Beautiful Article by a Friend of John Ritter

    09/23/2003 6:32:57 AM PDT · by rmgatto · 2 replies · 1,497+ views
    Weeekly Standard ^ | 10/22/03 | Larry Miller
    I MET JOHN RITTER for the first time two-and-a-half years ago when he and Henry Winkler were ending their hit run on Broadway in "The Dinner Party." The rest of the cast, the great Len Cariou, Penny Fuller, Jan Maxwell, and Veanne Cox were staying with it, and Neil Simon offered Jon Lovitz and me the chance to step in for Henry and John, which, as you may imagine, took almost three tenths of a second to accept. Lovitz and I went to see it as soon as we got to New York and went up to the dressing rooms...
  • Acting Gubernatorial

    08/15/2003 9:25:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 209+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 8/15/03 | Op/Ed
    The official tally of candidates for the Oct. 7 recall is 135, but really, there are 136, including one major candidate whose name will appear on the ballot, just not with the rest of the group -- Gov. Gray Davis. And while the horde of other candidates, some credible, some cranks, try to fight their way into the spotlight, Davis and his chief rival, Arnold Schwarzenegger, are far and away the two most likely to occupy the governor's office come Oct. 8. So how are the two top contenders proceeding, a mere 53 days before the big event? They're seeking...
  • ZORAS BIKINI SURPRISE -'Millionaire' Beauty Posed Topless for Sexy Construction Pinup Calendar

    02/20/2003 7:37:32 AM PST · by ewing · 167 replies · 1,610+ views
    The Trentonian ^ | February 20, 2002 | Laura Pelner
    On FOX Networks prime time ratings bonanza 'Joe Millioniare' Monday Night Zora Andrich came off so sweet and innocent.She wouldn't kiss on the first date, and she always wore a tank top over her bathing suit.But it seems that the Lambertville, New Jersey Zora Alrich was not always so demure.In fact she used to be comfortable shedding down to skimpy swimwear-she has been featued twice as a pinup girl in a somewhat racy construction calendar.Andrich appeared topless as Miss July in the Powerco, Incorporated 2001 Contruction calendar, the tabloid National enquirer reported yesterday. (slated to run in next weeks editions)
  • Heston on Acting, Activism and Alzheimer’s (Title is, "A Commanding Presence")

    12/21/2002 2:29:44 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 9 replies · 1,000+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/21/02 | (No author mentioned)
    It is difficult to get a handle on the real Charlton Heston. On the one hand, he is the towering actor who starred in some of the biggest films of the 20th century — The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes. On the other hand, Heston has become one of the country's most polarizing figures as the fiery spokesman for the National Rifle Association. In August, Heston, now 79, announced that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He invited Peter Jennings to his home for what may be his last opportunity to go on record in an in-depth...