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  • Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) "hates" George Bush (Vanity)

    06/12/2007 9:40:29 AM PDT · by MarineBrat · 136 replies · 3,383+ views
    Inside The Actor's Studio | 06/12/2007 | MarineBrat
    Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) "hates" George Bush (Vanity) Yet another DUmmie actor speaks out. Yesterday's "Inside the Actor's Studio" featured Kyra Sedgwick, who, when asked "what sound do you hate the most?" responded "George Bush's voice." (Paraphrased from memory) My wife is a big fan of "The Closer." I can tolerate it because it's important to Mrs. MarineBrat. I mentioned to Mrs. MarineBrat just how ignorant it is for an "actor" to inject political beliefs into a discussion about acting. When it becomes more important to get a dig in than it is to avoid insulting half of the audience......
  • 'Children of Men' destined to become cult classic [destined to the dustbin]

    01/08/2007 8:27:40 AM PST · by No.6 · 45 replies · 1,724+ views
    Evansville Courier & Press ^ | 1/8/2007 | Robert Denerstein
    With "Children of Men," Alfonso Cuaron, who directed the last Harry Potter movie, has liberated himself from the demands of children's fiction, serving up a forbidding futuristic drama that offers only the faintest glimmer of hope.
  • Henson Co. says Gore cause for celebration [Barf "AL"ert!]

    12/23/2006 4:18:57 PM PST · by melt · 3 replies · 286+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/23/06 | UPI
    HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. vice president Al Gore was named winner of the "Celebration Honor" this week by Hollywood's Jim Henson Company. While Gore and celebration might not often be linked in the minds of most people, the Henson firm said in a release that the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee was chosen as the person who in 2006 "makes the world a better place by inspiring people to celebrate life." Gore was cited specifically for his tireless campaigning on behalf of slowing global warming.
  • Damon: Maybe Bush twins should go to Iraq (Maybe Damon should go to Iraq)

    12/16/2006 11:34:57 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 136 replies · 3,724+ views
    UPI ^ | 15 Dec 06 | Not Given
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- In an interview in Washington, actor Matt Damon suggested that President George W. Bush's daughters "maybe" should join the military. Damon and actor Robert De Niro were guests on the MSNBC cable show, "Hardball with Chris Matthews," promoting their upcoming movie, "The Good Shepherd." Directed by De Niro, the film is an account of the early history of the CIA. During the interview, scheduled to air Monday, Damon talked about the fairness of fighting the war in Iraq with a volunteer Army. "I don't think that it's fair as I said before, that it seems...
  • Natalie Maines: "US hasnt caught on yet"

    09/13/2006 6:05:20 PM PDT · by beansox · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 9/13/2006 | CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
    TORONTO (CP) - Tell these feisty chicks to "shut up and sing" and they'll make a movie. The Dixie Chicks have rebounded from death threats, stinging political attacks and radio station battles with "Shut Up and Sing," a moving documentary that debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was three years ago that front woman Natalie Maines told a London audience that the Texas band was embarrassed U.S. President George W. Bush was from their home state. Since then, the trio has weathered a firestorm of controversy to create a new album, discover new fans, have a...
  • CSNY Crowd won't Neil to Anti-War Bite

    08/18/2006 10:02:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies · 795+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/06 | Dave Wedge
    Neil Young has played on some of the peace movement’s greatest songs but last night at the Tweeter Center, he alienated more folks than he has in perhaps his whole career. Unabashedly unleashing the scathingly unpopular “Let’s Impeach the President,” the Canadian guitar icon turned the packed venue on its ear, splitting the liberals and conservatives right down the middle with his take-no-prisoners lyrics. The same folks who moments earlier were cheering him on CSN classics such as “Deja Vu” and the engaging drug dealer tale “Tree Top Flyer” turned like a top when Young unveiled his in-your-face, anti-Bush mantra....
  • Radio, promoter each blames other for cut in Chicks tour

    08/15/2006 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 64 replies · 2,202+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-15-06 | MICHAEL D. CLARK and TARA DOOLEY
    More than 20,000 Dixie Chicks fans in Houston bought the band's latest album, the 1.5 million-selling Taking the Long Way. That much is clear, along with the fact that the Dixie Chicks' Houston concert date was canceled. The promoter blames the radio stations. Initial reports cited slow ticket sales. But tickets for the Toyota Center show never went on sale. The country radio stations credit their listeners with the cancellation and blame the Chicks for a bad attitude. The fans will have to book trips to Dallas or Austin. Louis Messina, president of the Messina Group, the Houston-based concert promoter...
  • Heavy Metal Gets Socially Conscious

    08/10/2006 11:35:30 AM PDT · by JZelle · 51 replies · 1,346+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-10-06 | JUSTIN M. NORTON
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Heavy metal singer Chris Barnes didn't know what people would think of "Amerika the Brutal," an anti-war song he wrote after his cousin deployed to Iraq in 2003. He heard a number of complaints - but also received supportive e-mails from American troops in the war zone.
  • Dixie Chicks Cancel 14 Shows on Tour

    08/08/2006 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 182 replies · 5,400+ views
    AP ^ | 08/08/06
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates. Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site. Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates. The North American leg of the tour kicked off July 21 in Detroit. Billboard magazine and other trade publications...
  • Jeanine Garafalo on FreeRepublic and FReepers *VIDEO*

    08/03/2006 5:43:51 PM PDT · by Registered · 256 replies · 8,736+ views
    Registered's HD ^ | 08-03-06 | Registered
    Click the link below to access a video that lasts about 5 minutes of Janeane Garofalo and some Metrosexual zot bait (that visits FR frequently) give their opinion of what goes on at FR and what FReepers are all about!! Click Here then click the image of Jeanine Garafalo!
  • "Self Congratulatory" Clooney Slammed

    06/27/2006 5:39:51 AM PDT · by paudio · 38 replies · 1,893+ views
    IMDB.com ^ | 27 June 2006
    Hollywood agent-turned-documentary maker Pat Dollard has attacked George Clooney's outspoken anti-war stance. Dollard - the former agent of regular Clooney colleague Steven Soderbergh - is currently making a pro-war documentary about Marines fighting in Iraq. He was furious when Clooney urged more Democrats to speak out against the war and 'congratulated' himself for doing so. He tells PageSix.com, "I read something on the Internet in which someone was patting himself on the back for having the courage to oppose the war. They actually equate bravery with speaking out against the president because (losing fans) might cost them one less servant...
  • More media cherry picking

    06/24/2006 5:26:33 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 5 replies · 740+ views
    Haggard and Going Strong An outlaw country pioneer takes a break from touring and recording to discuss his political incorrectness, the Dixie Chicks and a Merle Haggard miniseries.
  • Fonzie's Days Would Be Happier If He Could 'Mute Ann Coulter'

    06/22/2006 10:22:40 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 49 replies · 1,118+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 6/22/2006 | NewsBusters
    Henry Winkler won fame on the old "Happy Days" comedy. He played Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, also know as Fonzie or the Fonz. In real life, Winkler certainly isn't the tough guy he portrayed. He is an ardent liberal who over the years has made campaign contributions to Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, John Kerry and many of the usual suspects. Wednesday night on CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck show he made an appearance to plug his new movie. He was asked by the host: "So now if you saw -- I mean, if you had, you know, a remote control, like...
  • Dixie Chicks: "I don't see why people care about patriotism."

    06/15/2006 9:57:39 AM PDT · by beansox · 112 replies · 4,235+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 6/15/06
    "A lot of pandering started going on, and you'd see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism." "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."
  • John Cusack film takes on Bush, Iraq

    06/11/2006 7:14:22 PM PDT · by World_Events · 103 replies · 2,677+ views
    CANOE ^ | tara burghart
    CHICAGO (AP) - John Cusack's motivation for his latest film grew out of something he did not see - flag-draped caskets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Pentagon policy bans media coverage of America's war dead as their remains are returned. The administration of U.S. President George Bush has strongly enforced the ban, something Cusack describes as "one of the most shameful, disgraceful, cowardly political acts that I've seen in my lifetime." So the actor started looking for a project that would illustrate "what happens when the coffins come home." While Cusack's motivation for taking the part are political, he insists...
  • Where Is The Voice Of Protest In Today's Music? Chuck D, Tom Morello Have Ideas (MTV rant)

    05/19/2006 11:14:57 AM PDT · by weegee · 23 replies · 418+ views
    MTV - Viacom (Parent corp of SeeBS News) ^ | 05.17.2006 | Gil Kaufman, with additional reporting by Jennifer Vineyard and Corey Moss
    Looking at daily headlines, you'd think the radio would be filled with songs of revolution and protest. President Bush's approval ratings recently dipped below 30 percent — the third lowest of any president in the past half-century. Gas "It's like Public Enemy and N.W.A were warring for the heart of the hip-hop nation, and a gentrified version of N.W.A won out. The blingy version." -- Audioslave's Tom Morello prices have more than doubled since he took office. Plus, the Iraq conflict is more unpopular (nearly 60 percent of those polled say sending troops was a mistake) after three years than...
  • Ben Affleck Is Captain Kirk?

    05/02/2006 3:34:23 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 54 replies · 943+ views
    Cinescape ^ | 05-02-05 | WestVirginiaRebel
    ...some others had heard that Ben has also been talking to Paramount about possibly playing a lead role ina new Star Trek film from J.J. Abrams. Apparently Abrams is coming down to visit the set in a few weeks, to visit Michelle Monaghan, whom he directed in Mission: Impossible 3, so that might add some more fuel to the fire. If it comes off, he's apparently playing the hero. Don't know if that's Captain Kirk or some other protagonist...but that's the gist of it.
  • Sex-Mex Eva Longoria: Don't deport illegals

    04/18/2006 9:43:53 AM PDT · by radar101 · 87 replies · 2,676+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 18, 2006 | WorldNetDaily.com
    "Desperate Housewives" vixen Eva Longoria is stepping out of the house with her political views on immigration, saying it's "unfortunate" some American lawmakers are looking to deport illegal aliens and build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. "Mexicans contribute an enormous amount to our society, economically and socially," the Texas-born Mexican-American actress told Reuters. "I don't think this administration can afford to have things end badly." In an interview published in Ireland Online, the actress who worked with the John Kerry presidential campaign in 2004, accepted the fact she has become a role model for the Latin community, and is...
  • OLIVER STONE: 'MEDIA SLANDERS POLITICALLY-MINDED STARS'

    04/03/2006 9:14:28 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 40 replies · 703+ views
    Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has blasted media groups who "slander" celebrities for their political comments - because intelligent stars have every right to question their leaders. The Vietnam veteran, who is a fierce opponent of the US leadership, is appalled every time a celebrity is rudely mocked for making his or her thoughts about PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH and the war in Iraq public, and he urges journalists to be more supportive. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director says, "We're Hollywood wackos and all that stuff, left-wing... (It's) an easy and facile dismissal. "I'm still a citizen, I've served my country as...
  • (Overrated) Artists Speak Out Against the War (and President and FBI, CIA, etc. etc...)

    03/23/2006 12:01:35 PM PST · by weegee · 9 replies · 470+ views
    Rolling Stoned ^ | Posted Mar 21, 2006 3:33 PM | CHARLEY ROGULEWSKI
    Artists Speak Out Against the War Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Steve Earle, Moby and more play New York anti-war event R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Moby, Peaches and Devendra Banhart all performed at Monday night's Bring 'Em Home Now! concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The event, to benefit a number of anti-war groups, could be seen as an anti-war rally at the third anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, bringing together an array of musical styles -- hip-hop, country, rock, pop, indie and electronica -- with one shared view: It's time...