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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 ^ | 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, "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 ^ | 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 |
    "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...

    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...
  • Children's Author: Teach Kids to Laugh at Celebrities

    03/08/2006 11:31:51 AM PST · by shining_city · 10 replies · 1,163+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/7/06
    The Oscars may be over, but parents still need to teach their kids to laugh at Tinseltown's left-wing celebrities, says best-selling children's author Katharine DeBrecht. Her highly anticipated new book lampoons stars Streisand, Madonna, and Cruise, and was given out in Oscar gift bags. It is available in stores today.LOS ANGELES, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With Academy Awards being handed out to movies about racist cops, gay cowboys, and communist sympathizers, Hollywood has declared an outright war on traditional values. But instead of getting angry at the movie business, parents should teach their kids to laugh at it, this according...
  • Syriana feeds our enemies hatred

    03/02/2006 9:34:45 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 37 replies · 1,454+ views ^ | 3/3/06 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Nothing tells you more about Hollywood than what it chooses to honor. Nominated for best foreign film is ``Paradise Now,'' a sympathetic portrayal of two suicide bombers. Nominated for best picture is ``Munich,'' a sympathetic portrayal of yesterday's fashion in barbarism: homicide terrorism. But until you see "Syriana,'' nominated for best screenplay (and George Clooney, for best supporting actor) you have no idea how self-flagellation and self-loathing pass for complexity and moral seriousness in Hollywood. "Syriana's'' script has, of course, the classic liberal tropes such as this stage direction: "The Deputy National Security Advisor, MARILYN RICHARDS, 40's, sculpted...
  • Clooney: I'm a proud traitor

    02/27/2006 8:07:55 AM PST · by Millee · 44 replies · 833+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/25/06 | Staff
    Actor and director George Clooney says he is proud to be denounced as unpatriotic for questioning US policy because he wanted to be on "the right side of history". Interviewed on BBC television about his latest films Syriana and Good Night, and Good Luck, Clooney said that not only did he accept the right to be attacked for his views but he even relished them. Clooney, who has weathered attacks since opposing the 2003 Iraq invasion, said at one point that it was "frustrating" to be listed as a "traitor" on a set of playing cards, but he also accepted...
  • H'wood goes pol-vaulting

    02/26/2006 1:19:33 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 433+ views
    Variety ^ | February 26, 2006 | WILLIAM TRIPLETT
    Let the campaigning begin! No, not the Oscars. That race is almost over. The next big campaign is Election 2006. And who in D.C. is enjoying the entertainment biz's largesse this election year? According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan watchdog group, it's -- no surprise -- Hillary Clinton, who has taken in $213,645 so far from movie, TV and music industry sources. Second place is closely contested by two Teds: Ted Stevens, Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee ($100,500), and Ted Kennedy, of the Democratic family dynasty ($94,600). Clinton has been a Hollywood favorite almost from...
  • MORRISSEY QUIZZED BY FBI (called Bush a terrorist, says US/UK aren't democracies)

    02/23/2006 10:49:13 AM PST · by weegee · 20 replies · 544+ views
    MTV UK ^ | 23/02/2006 14:00 | JH
    Morrissey was questioned by the FBI and British intelligence after speaking out against Bush and Blair, the singer has revealed. Mozza, a famous critic of the war in Iraq, has previously branded the US President a “terrorist”. He said: “The FBI and the Special Branch have investigated me and I’ve been interviewed and taped and so forth. They were trying to determine if I was a threat to the government, and similarly in England. But it didn’t take them very long to realise that I’m not. “I don’t belong to any political groups,” he continued, “I don’t really say anything...
  • Hollywood celebrities pitch in to defeat Rep. DeLay

    02/23/2006 7:16:47 AM PST · by ChuckShick · 30 replies · 1,246+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/06 | Jonathan E. Kaplan
    Hollywood celebrities and prominent corporate executives have poured thousands of dollars into the campaign of former Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas) to knock off Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). Screenwriter and producer Norman Lear, director Rob Reiner, actress and singer Barbara Streisand and musician Don Henley have written checks to Lampson, according to, a website that tracks campaign contributions. Reiner and Streisand kicked in $1,000, and Lear and Henley sent Lampson $4,200. While Democrats have courted Hollywood stars in recent years, the moguls’ money has usually flowed to presidential candidates, the national party or the congressional fundraising committees. As a rule,...
  • I Got A Retro Feel: How Innocent Hobbies are No Longer Safe

    02/19/2006 4:02:01 PM PST · by Archerfish · 43 replies · 885+ views
    Well, since this is going to show that I am a newbie here, I expect to be smacked for general cluelessness. Anyway, I was perusing some websites regarding one of the hobbies I enjoy (Watching Japanese animation - anime.) when I stumbled upon a link to the following website: Voices for PeaceWhich is publicizing a war protest album which, judging from the list, seems entirely filled with songs from the Vietnam era: War Pigs Eve of Destruction War Again For What It's Worth Masters of War Sunday Bloody Sunday War, One Tin Soldier Blowin' in the Wind Fortunate Son Where...
  • In Turkish Movie, Americans Kill Innocents

    02/02/2006 10:05:52 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 57 replies · 1,566+ views
    AP ^ | 020206 | BENJAMIN HARVEY
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (Feb. 2) - In the most expensive Turkish movie ever made, American soldiers in Iraq crash a wedding and pump a little boy full of lead in front of his mother.
  • Add Terri Garr to the list!

    02/01/2006 8:28:28 PM PST · by RushCrush · 66 replies · 1,661+ views
    The Style Network ^ | 2/2/06 | Style Network
    Tonight on the Isaac Mizrahi Show, Terri Garr discusses her aversion to the Bush Administration. Terri's statement that she had been invited to a state dinner and wished she had the ear of the president to let him know where 'had gone wrong' was met with applause by the audience.Ms. Garr, a regular on the David Letterman show, revealed a dissatisfaction with the current Bush administration.Viewers also noted that the usually voluptuous Ms. Garr has gained a considerable amount of weight. Thought it was not a topic on this show, it was evident that this 'entertainer' has fallen upon hard...
  • Dixie Chicks Write a Song About Lubbock (Bush Bashing, Still Sore at Country Radio)

    01/31/2006 7:59:19 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 48 replies · 965+ views
    KLBK 13 ^ | Jan 31, 2006
    The Dixie Chicks are raising a rukus again. This time they are using Lubbock's name.The Chicks new album contains a song called 'Lubbock or Lave It.' It criticizes local radio stations who boycotted their music after the trio made anti-Bush remarks at a concert three years ago.Another song called 'Not Ready to Make Nice' is about the backlash they recieved from the Bush comments.The album is due out in April.
  • Heart Of Dixie (Natalie Maines NEVER Liked Country)

    01/30/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by beansox · 52 replies · 1,619+ views
    Heart of Dixie Three years later, Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines talks to Entertainment Weekly about why she's ''pretty much done'' with Nashville in the wake of her anti-Bush comments by Whitney Pastorek On March 10, 2003, the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines stepped onto a London stage and announced, ''We're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.'' All hell promptly broke loose. A month later, she and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison finally addressed the controversy for the first time, posing naked on the cover of EW and candidly discussing the firestorm Maines' comment sparked....
  • Horror Movies Return to Grisly Roots (Hollywood anti-Iraq War film with Zombies)

    01/04/2006 6:06:00 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 20 replies · 636+ views
    AP ^ | January 04, 2006 | CHRISTY LEMIRE
    NEW YORK - Today's horror movies are more likely to be dripping with blood than irony, with films like "Wolf Creek," the "Saw" series and this week's "Hostel" representing a return to their grisly, low-budget '70s roots. While the "Scream" trilogy grossed hundreds of millions of dollars in the late 1990s with characters who winked at the camera in playful mockery of the genre's conventions, horror flicks like "Hostel," Eli Roth's follow-up to his gory 2003 debut "Cabin Fever," will show you a character whose eye is dangling from its socket after a long afternoon of torture. Joe Dante's contribution,...
  • Is George Clooney Running The State Department?

    12/29/2005 9:44:11 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 13 replies · 738+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 12/29/05 | Cliff Kincaid
    The liberal media have been screaming about federal departments or agencies sponsoring or buying news here and abroad. But they were strangely silent when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced on December 13 that the State Department would launch an Edward R. Murrow Journalism Program to influence foreign journalists. It seems that a federal program honoring an icon of the liberal media is considered an acceptable mix of journalism and state. The Rice announcement buys into the myth perpetuated by the George Clooney movie, "Good Night and Good Luck," that Murrow, a CBS journalist who became director of the U.S....
  • The Uncivil War of Kim and Alec

    12/26/2005 4:12:15 PM PST · by Hildy · 19 replies · 1,108+ views
    Australian Herald News ^ | December 24, 2005 | Hildy
    OSCAR winner Kim Basinger has recently sent a curt email to her ex-husband Alec Baldwin. It did not contain even the most perfunctory of festive greetings -- she refuses to write or speak his name. The subject of this terse missive was their daughter, Ireland, 10, who is spending New Year with her father in New York. The handover must be planned with almost military precision so that her warring parents do not have to talk to each other or meet. The child-share deal was thrashed out almost two weeks ago at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. In an...
  • The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    12/14/2005 5:23:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies · 1,814+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-14-05 | John Perazzo
    "World Can't Wait" takes out an ad against "fascist" America in the New York Times. <a href=>The World Can’t Wait</a> (WCW), an organization that opposes President Bush’s decision to send U.S. troops to Iraq, ran a <a href=>paid advertisement</a> in The New York Times Monday denouncing the “fascists and religious fanatics” responsible for the ongoing unrest and carnage in the land formerly ruled by the iron fist of Saddam Hussein.  WCW was not talking about bin Laden, Zarqawi, Zawahiri, and al-Sadr, et. al. – the Islamists who have vowed to wage perpetual jihad against the West until the latter is...
  • Lance Armstrong, Sheryl Crow host SNL *tonight* 10/29/05

    10/29/2005 8:33:31 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 29 replies · 1,564+ views
    Saturday Night Live website ^ | Saturday, October 29, 2005 | Saturday Night Live
    LANCE ARMSTRONG / SHERYL CROW 11:29pm 2005-10-29 ALL NEW! Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong hosts with his fiancee Sheryl Crow as the musical guest. TV-14
  • After the love (for Bill) is gone - THE WAY WE WERE (The left still crying over Clinton-Gore)

    10/02/2005 9:33:36 AM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 1,313+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 1, 2005, 6:57PM | By NORA EPHRON
    After the love (for Bill) is gone THE WAY WE WERE Writer recalls the betrayal that ended their political affair I BROKE up with Bill a long time ago. It's always hard to remember love — years pass and you say to yourself, was I really in love or was I just kidding myself? Was I really in love or was I just pretending he was the man of my dreams? Was I really in love or was I just desperate? But when it came to Bill, I'm pretty sure it was the real deal. I loved the guy. As...
  • Proof of blonde cognition (Paltrow: "I don't want to live in America")

    09/15/2005 9:08:04 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 70 replies · 2,111+ views
    Globe & Mail (UK) ^ | Wednesday, September 14, 2005 | RICK GROEN
    For God's sake, Paltrow, we can't talk about the article you read in my paper, writes RICK GROEN. Couldn't you be a bit more self-absorbed? 'I've just finished reading this long article in your paper on the corrosion of the American empire," declares Gwyneth enthusiastically from her perch on a hotel-room couch. Actually, if couches were countries, she's got this one pretty well occupied -- slim legs, clad in black capri pants, tucked captivatingly beneath that elongated body; blond hair tumbling in golden tresses past those cornflower-blue eyes down upon a white silk blouse. Gwyneth, needless to say, looks immaculate....
  • Celine hits a low note (Latest dirge: My Blame For Bush Will Go On ... And On ...)

    09/10/2005 7:57:32 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 70 replies · 2,344+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | September 10, 2005 | MICHAEL COREN
    TORONTO SUN September 10, 2005 Celine hits a low note By MICHAEL COREN The first question must be why Celine Dion was on Larry King Live at all. Presumably, Larry's team of producers did not sit around all day discussing who would be the most astute commentator on the New Orleans disaster, settling not on a state governor or a Nobel laureate engineer but on a singer from Quebec. Perhaps the initiative came from Celine's people. Which raises the question of why on earth the lady who gave us show tunes from the sinking of the Titanic really thought that...
  • Idi Amin 'not a monster'

    08/11/2005 1:41:07 PM PDT · by Millee · 31 replies · 812+ views
    Hollywood star Forest Whitaker who is playing Idi Amin in the screen version of the acclaimed novel The Last King of Scotland, says the late Ugandan dictator was no saint, but was not the monster that has been portrayed in the West. In a weekend interview, Whitaker said his research for the role in the film had changed his perception of Amin, whose brutal rule over Uganda between 1971 and 1979 was punctuated by bizarre and often psychopathic behaviour, and the deaths of up to half a million people. "I'm not trying to defend Amin, the Amin I found was...
  • "Won't Start Me Up": Tell the NFL To Drop The Rolling Stones (Debbie Schlussel Alert)

    08/10/2005 12:38:39 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 57 replies · 2,604+ views
    Debbie ^ | 08/10/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Won't "Start Me Up": Tell the NFL to Drop the Rolling Stones By Debbie Schlussel As I first reported here, weeks ago (later reported on Drudge--yesterday), the Rolling Stones have a song on their new album, entitled "Sweet Neo-con," which attacks President Bush, Christians, America, and the war in Iraq. That's bad enough. But now, the NFL plans to feature the Stones in their NFL Monday Night broadcasts, this season. As reported, yesterday, by my friend, Detroit Free Press rock critic Brian McCollum (the only conservative rock critic for a major American newspaper), the NFL plans a whole season joint...

    08/09/2005 6:10:28 AM PDT · by since1868 · 131 replies · 2,580+ views
    Drudge ^ | 08/09 | Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE AUG 09, 2003 08:02:25 ET XXXXX JAGGER ROCKS BUSH: 'HOW COME YOU'RE SO WRONG, MY SWEET NEO-CON' "You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite/ You call yourself a patriot. Well, I think your are full of sh*t!... How come you're so wrong, my sweet neo-con." Ready to drop in the coming weeks, a new Bush-bashing tune from the ROLLING STONES: "Sweet Neo Con." "It is direct," Mick Jagger says with a laugh to fresh editions of NEWSWEEK. "Keith [Roberts] said, 'It's not really metaphorical.' I think he's a bit worried because he...
  • Breakdown Lane - Chevy's unlikely new pitchman (is Steve Earle)

    07/28/2005 6:38:29 AM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 3,385+ views
    Houston Press ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2005 | John Nova Lomax
    Many music-minded viewers of the MLB All-Star Game earlier this month were shocked, astonished and disillusioned at the newest truck commercial Chevrolet unveiled. I know I was when I saw it a week or so later -- there were the standard shots of Chevy trucks sending up billowing clouds of dust as they thrummed down rutted dirt roads, crashing and splashing through rocky streams, and burly, flannel-shirted rednecks tossing bales of hay around -- but what was that music playing in the background? It was infinitely familiar yet, given its surroundings, completely out-of-place and exotic, like running into your spinster...
  • NYP: HOLLYWOOD HELL -- Stars are out to bash U.S.

    07/27/2005 5:50:53 AM PDT · by OESY · 43 replies · 2,207+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 27, 2005 | John Podhoretz
    It's time for your regular Hollywood update — in which people who earn and lose and gross hundreds of millions of dollars figure out ways to trash America, democracy and freedom.... Yes, well, God forbid anyone should question the motives of the terrorists. Not while Hollywood is so busy questioning the motives of the United States.... The actress Maggie Gyllenhaal... believed America was in "some way responsible" for the 9/11 attacks. She said this during interviews for a film she made called "The Great New Wonderful," which dealt with 9/11. Her shocking views were certainly less shocking to those who...
  • Rooting for the Martians ["War of the Worlds" writer: The evil Martians represent U.S. Military]

    07/18/2005 5:58:56 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 38 replies · 2,030+ views
    US News ^ | July 25, 2005 Issue
    David Koepp, who wrote the screenplay for War of the Worlds, says the Martian attackers in the film represent the American military, while the Americans being slaughtered at random represent Iraqi civilians. I see it differently. I think the Martians symbolize normal Americans, while those being attacked are the numbskulls who run Hollywood. Perhaps the normals went a bit too far in this easy-to-understand allegory, but think of the provocation. Among other things, Koepp made the "thereisnoInternet" mistake, carefully masking his analysis in U.S. interviews, but saying it flat-out in Rue Morgue, an obscure Canadian horror magazine, apparently thinking nobody...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith'

    05/17/2005 6:49:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 1,382+ views
    AP ^ | May 15, 2005 7:12 pm US/Pacific | CHRISTY LEMIRE,
    AP) All those "Star Wars" geeks, who've been waiting for weeks outside movie theaters with their Yoda sleeping bags and their homemade lightsabers, finally have a film that's worthy of their perseverance. The Force is strong with "Episode III — Revenge of the Sith," the sixth and final piece in George Lucas' galactic saga, which represents a welcome return to the ideas and the spirit that made his original "Star Wars" a pop-culture juggernaut 28 years ago. The circle is now complete, as Lucas' characters are fond of saying, and much of the film's joy comes from watching these familiar...
  • Boycott Star Wars

    "It is just one of those re-occuring things. I hope this doesn't come true in our country. Maybe the film will awaken people to the situation of how dangerous it is . . . The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we are doing now in Iraq are unbelievable." --George "Michael Moore" Lucas sorry folks...we know this one hurts, but this idiot does not deserve our money. We are at war and to fan the flames of anti-Americanism around the globe is irresponsible and dangerous. George Lucas will never see a dime of my money again.
  • Revenge of the Republicans (Star Wars head George Lucas confirms this view)

    05/17/2005 3:50:07 PM PDT · by weegee · 30 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Mon, May 16, 2005 | By BRUCE KIRKLAND, Sun Media
    Revenge of the Republicans Star Wars' Lucas draws parallels between U.S. politics and rise of the Empire CANNES -- Star Wars is a wake-up call to Americans about the erosion of democratic freedoms under George W. Bush, George Lucas said yesterday. Lucas, responding to a question at a Cannes Film Festival press conference, said he first wrote the framework of Star Wars in 1971 when reacting to then U.S. president Richard Nixon and the on-going events of the Vietnam War. But the story still has relevance today, he said, and is part of a pattern he has noticed in his...
  • Fonda flick doesn't fly in Hardin County

    05/17/2005 9:49:02 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 115 replies · 3,072+ views
    News Enterprise ^ | 05/17/05 | John Friedlein
    Fonda flick doesn't fly in Hardin County By JOHN FRIEDLEIN The owner of Hardin County's two movie theaters is refusing to show the nation's top-grossing movie. Like many veterans, Ike Boutwell has an issue with "Monster-in-Law" star Jane Fonda. On the ticket window at the Elizabethtown Movie Palace is a sign that tells movie goers the cinema will not show the film because of what she did in Vietnam. Below the message are pictures of Fonda clapping with a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft crew in 1972. The sign on the marquee outside Showtime Cinemas in Radcliff reads: "No Jane Fonda movie...
  • Open letter to liberal musicians/actors

    05/13/2005 8:30:38 AM PDT · by RushCrush · 14 replies · 602+ views
    RushCrush's Brain ^ | 5-13-05 | RushCrush
    I wrote this letter to send to Ani DiFranco, after her most recent music catalog made very anti-Bush comments. Please feel free to copy and send to your favorite liberal entertainer: Righteous Babe Records P.O. Box 95 Ellicott Station Buffalo, NY 14205 To Whom It May Concern: Please remove me from your mailing list. After reading your latest letter on the catalog, I think I’ve had enough. I have been very fond of Ani DiFranco’s music, but I cannot tolerate another musician who deems it necessary to force their politics down my throat. I really wish that just once I...