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  • Power Rangers Actor Ricardo Medina Arrested for Killing Friend With Sword

    02/01/2015 9:34:39 PM PST · by South40 · 34 replies
    Time ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 | Time Staff
    "He’s really a superperson" Power Rangers actor Ricardo Medina, 36, was arrested in Los Angeles County, in California, on Saturday afternoon for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword. The incident occurred at around 4 p.m. after Medina had an apparent altercation with 36-year-old Joshua Sutter, who entered Medina’s room after an earlier argument. Medina grabbed a sword by his door and struck Sutter in the abdomen with one fatal stab, reports the Los Angeles Times.
  • Edward Herrmann-"Gilmore Girls" Star Dead at 71

    12/31/2014 1:31:56 PM PST · by Gefn · 71 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/31/2014 | Tmz
    Edward Hermann, perhaps best known for playing Richard Gilmore on "The Gilmore Girls"- died this morning in a hospital in New York. He was 71.
  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood’s Living Memory (turns 100 today)

    11/08/2014 10:22:32 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Variety ^ | November 7, 2014 | Scott Foundas
    After nine decades in the business, the former collaborator of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles is still looking for his next great role. The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch...
  • Actor Stephen Collins investigated for alleged child molestation

    10/07/2014 5:38:09 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 81 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 10/7/14 | Staff
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Stephen Collins, the actor who played the father and pastor in the hit TV series, '7th Heaven,' is under investigation by the New York Police Dept. for allegedly molesting and exposing himself to at least three underage girls years ago...
  • McCain backtracks on amnesty & it’s not even 2016 (AZ Senate primary)

    08/25/2014 2:19:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Under the headline, “McCain retreats on immigration reform,” the daily runs this report and video clip from McCain’s interview with Brahm Resnik on KPNX 12 News’ Sunday Square Off,* which aired this morning at 8 a.m. The entire Sunday Square off show can be viewed here. (SNIP) McCain: “We need to assure the American people that the border is secure. People in AZ are so cynical about the promises that have been made about a secure border. Doing the right things and spending the right money, we can have a 90 percent effective control of the border within two years.”
  • Actor Robin Williams Dead at 63: Marin County Sheriff’s Office

    08/11/2014 4:12:14 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 193 replies
    KTLA ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | MELISSA PAMER
    Actor Robin Williams has died, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday. He was 63. The Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in unincorporated Tiburon just after noon Monday, the office stated in a news release.
  • Actor James Garner dead at 86

    07/20/2014 4:04:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 181 replies ^ | 7/20/14 |
    logo-news-com-au Hollywood actor James Garner, star of The Rockford Files and The Notebook has died at the age of 86, according to reports. Garner was found dead when an ambulance arrived at his Los Angeles home around 8pm on Saturday, TMZ reports.
  • Actor Harry Lennix Trained Obama to Act Presidential 10+ Years Before 08 Election

    07/13/2014 6:07:16 AM PDT · by mgist · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | ? | Mancow
    This video is interesting. I dont know how embed video.
  • Goodbye Shirley Temple “The Littlest Rebel”

    02/22/2014 11:52:37 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 22, 2014 | Calvin Johnson
    Shirley Temple was an actor, a diplomat, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife for fifty-five years to the late Charles Alden Black.
  • Actor spared death after avoiding ambush hit with coke dealers

    02/10/2014 5:34:29 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 10, 2014 | Jamie Schram
    A Hollywood actor was spared the real-life role of victim in a fatal shooting because he failed to show up for a Midtown meeting that turned into a hit on a drug-dealing associate, The Post has learned. Quran Pender, 35, and his alleged partner, Brandon Woodard, 31, along with a third unidentified accomplice, were invited to the Big Apple in December 2012 by their Queens associates to discuss their coast-to-coast cocaine operation, law-enforcement sources said. But Woodard, a law student, made the trip to New York alone and was murdered execution-style by a gunman in broad daylight on busy West...
  • McGruff The Crime Dog Actor Sentenced To 16 Years For Pot, Grenade Launcher

    02/07/2014 3:53:13 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 55 replies
    CBS Houston (Galveston) ^ | February 6, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Galveston, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) – Former McGruff the Crime Dog actor, John R. Morales, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his guilty plea three years after police seized 1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition from his home. The man who played the famous “Take a bit out of crime” dog was arrested in 2011 after Galveston police and drug-sniffing dogs pulled over the McGruff actor for speeding, the Houston Chronicle reports. Authorities found diagrams of two indoor pot-growing operations sitting on the front seat, and multiple pot seeds...
  • Drug dealers didn't kill Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Hoffman did

    02/06/2014 5:33:55 PM PST · by grundle · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    New York Police officers arrested four men Tuesday night on suspicion of having a connection to drugs. Police acted after receiving a tip that the four had sold heroin to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead from an overdose of the drug on February 2. Drug dealers are far from my favorite people, and the arrests are welcome, but no drug dealer killed Philip Hoffman. Only one person is, ultimately, responsible for his death: Philip Seymour Hoffman, himself. Mr. Hoffman was the one who procured the drug, injected the drug and kept injecting the drug. Mr. Hoffman was...
  • Actor Chris Noth: ‘Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped’

    10/17/2013 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/17/13 | Twitchy Staff
    Chris Noth ✔ @RealNoth Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped. Jim Treacher @jtLOL Come at me, bro. RT @RealNoth Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped. The creators of that petition to arrest John Boehner, Eric Cantor and other influential Republicans are going to feel silly when they realize what an opportunity they missed. Red Alert Politics notes that actor Chris Noth of “The Good Wife” and “Sex and the City” has called for Tea Party members to be not arrested but horsewhipped. That’s pretty harsh, but Noth says they deserve it. Why? For being racists, of course.
  • Will James Woods ever work in Hollywood again?

    10/10/2013 7:49:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/10/2013 | unknown
    James Woods, the award-winning actor and outspoken conservative, has taken his unbridled bashing of President Obama on Twitter and elevated it to an art form. Woods’ latest post smacks Obama over the closure of national parks and memorial sites in Washington during the government shutdown.
  • Dennis Farina, 'Law & Order' actor, dies at 69

    07/22/2013 12:42:23 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/22/2013 | Todd Leopold
    - Dennis Farina, the dapper, mustachioed cop-turned-actor best known for his tough-as-nails work in such TV series as "Law & Order," "Crime Story," and "Miami Vice," has died. He was 69.
  • Dennis Farina - Dead

    07/22/2013 10:34:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    TMZ ^ | Jul 22, 2013
    Dennis Farina -- who starred as Det. Joe Fontana on "Law & Order" -- died today in Scottsdale, Arizona after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69. Farina is a Hollywood legend -- who appeared in tons of classic films and TV shows including "Get Shorty," "Snatch" and "Midnight Run." He also appeared in HBO's series "Luck."
  • Dale Robertson leaves legacy of classic Western TV shows

    02/28/2013 5:41:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Ken Miller
    Dale Robertson leaves legacy of classic Western TV shows Ken Miller, Associated Press / February 28, 2013 Dale Robertson started in the movies, including such roles as Jesse James in "Fighting Man of the Plains. Dale Robertson moved into television, starring in series such as "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957-62), "Iron Horse" (1966) and "Death Valley Days" (1968-70). Robertson died Tuesday. By Ken Miller, Associated Press / February 28, 2013 Actor Dale Robertson in 1964. Robterson became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre's heyday, died Feb. 26, 2013. Robertson's niece, Nancy Robertson, said her uncle died...
  • Actor Jack Klugman Dies at Age 90

    12/25/2012 5:16:33 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 24, 2012 | Karin Halperin
    Actor Jack Klugman Dies at Age 90 By KARIN HALPERIN Dec. 24, 2012 Jack Klugman, one of television's most-loved actors, died today at the age of 90. He died peacefully at his home in Northridge, Calif., with his wife, Peggy, by his side, according to an announcement by his attorney.
  • Funeral Services Pending Character Actor Lance LeGault

    09/12/2012 2:35:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Funeral arrangements were pending today for Lance LeGault, a veteran character actor whose 50-year Hollywood career included work as a stunt double for Elvis Presley and appearances in television programs such as “Magnum P.I.” and “The A-Team” and movies such as “Stripes” and “Coma.”
  • Actors Who Served: Christopher Lee

    09/08/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | September 8, 2012 | Amelia Hamilton
    Christopher Lee is known for playing villains in movies like "The Lord of the Rings," "Revenge of the Sith" and "The Wicker Man." Before he was the villain, he was a real-life hero with the Royal Air Force during World War II. Sir Christopher Frank Caradini Lee, CBE, CStJ was born on May 27, 1922. His mother was a well-known Edwardian beauty and his father, Geoffrey Trollope Lee, was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 60th King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Lee volunteered in 1939 to fight for the Finnish forces during the Winter War against the Soviet Union. He was, however, issued...
  • R. G. Armstrong – Character Actor Dead at 95

    07/29/2012 9:06:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    We Are Movie Geeks ^ | July 28, 2012 | Tom Stockman
    I know what you’re thinking: “Woah, that dude was still alive?”ťYeah, I assumed he had died long ago too, but what a career. A Sam Peckinpah regular, R. G. Armstrong had a familiar, grizzled face and appeared in tons of TV shows, westerns, action films, and quite a few horror roles beginning in the mid-1950s.
  • Ron Perlman Dons the Full Hellboy Garb to Spend the Day with a Boy

    07/07/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 13 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 7-6-12 | John Farrier
    Saw this, and thought that it would be a nice change of pace for Saturday morning- Ron Perlman reprised his role of Hellboy for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
  • Report: America’s sheriff Andy Griffith dead at 86

    07/03/2012 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies ^ | 7/3/2012 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday at 86, according to WITN-TV. The news was reported to the North Carolina television station by Bill Friday, former president of the University of North Carolina and a Griffith friend. Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie had confirmed to WITN earlier that am ambulance was sent to Griffith's home.
  • Actor Compares Pro-Navy SEAL Movie 'Act of Valor' to Hitler Propaganda Film

    02/27/2012 7:01:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/27/12 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Star of TV’s Parenthood, Dax Shepard, compared the pro-U.S. military film that stars actual Navy SEALs, Act of Valor to Adolf Hitler's Triumph of the Will. On his Twitter feed the one time Ashton Kutcher prank boy from Punk'd wrote: "Saw 'Triumph of the Will' tonight, oh wait, I mean 'Act of Valor' great action." Apparently the reaction to Shepard's obnoxious tweet, comparing this week's #1 movie starring active duty Navy Seals to a Nazi propaganda movie was immediate, as he attempted to walk back his comments. Shepard lamely claimed he was: "not comparing
  • Liberal Actor Liam Neeson Says He’s Considering Dumping Catholicism, Converting To Islam…

    01/25/2012 7:31:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 120 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/24/12 | zip
    Every moonbat’s fantasy come true. (Huffington Post) — Irish actor Liam Neeson has revealed he is considering giving up on his Catholic faith and converting to Islam. The Hollywood star, 59, was recently filming in Turkish city Istanbul and became fascinated with the muslim faith during his stay. Speaking to The Sun, he said: “The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing.
  • Obama Snubbed!

    01/16/2012 5:00:06 AM PST · by Young Werther · 11 replies
    Golden Globes Webste ^ | 1/18/12 | Walt Disney
    Best Actress nominee Charlize Theron (“Young Adult”) turned heads in her plunging Dior Haute Couture gown and vintage Cartier jewels. ...
  • President Obama is schmoozing with Angelina and Brad Pitt

    01/11/2012 5:43:01 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies · 6+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:35 PM on 11th January 2012 | By Chris Johnson
    Everyone knows President Barack Obama likes a celebrity fix - just ask Johnny Depp. And today, just a day after pictures emerged of his extravagant 2009 Halloween party at the White House, the most powerful man in America was enjoying more VIP company. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie brought some Hollywood star power to Washington D.C. as they stopped by for a chat with the chief executive at the Oval Office.
  • Happy Birthday, Kirk Douglas

    12/08/2011 12:35:37 PM PST · by DemforBush · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/8/11 | Claudine Zap
    On Friday, the legendary actor Kirk Douglas celebrates his 95th year and almost a century of accomplishment. Best known for his iconic roles in "Spartacus," "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," and "Lust for Life," the self-described "ragman's son" made his way from poverty to screen legend...
  • 'Deliverance' actor Bill McKinney dead at 80 (Ned Beatty's nemesis)

    12/02/2011 9:52:03 PM PST · by DemforBush · 55 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/2/11 | n.a
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Bill McKinney, an American actor best known for his role in the 1972 film "Deliverance," has died of cancer, a statement on his Facebook page said...
  • You Choose - "VANITY"

    11/22/2011 10:24:38 AM PST · by Logic n' Reason · 11 replies
    11/22/11 | Logic n reason
    A choice for all of you....
  • R.I.P. David Hess (actor and songwriter)

    10/08/2011 4:04:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies ^ | October 8, 2011 | Deth_Banger
    This comes as a complete shock to me as I’m sure it will with most of you. David Hess, an absolute icon in the genre and someone who portrayed a character known as “Krug” in Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left has always left a withstanding impression upon me. His character truly scared me to the bone as with all his characters he portrayed.
  • RIP Charles Napier, Famous Character Actor

    10/06/2011 5:22:37 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The actor, who was known for tough-guy roles, also appeared in "Philadelphia," "Silence of the Lambs" and "Rambo: First Blood II." Charles Napier, an actor who was known for his tough-guy roles in movies like Blues Brothers, died Wednesday afternoon at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, according to reports. He was 75. The actor was reportedly found sometime Tuesday morning in his Bakersfield home after having collapsed and was taken to the hospital, where he was put on life support in the intensive care unit. Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, he was taken off life support. The cause of death is unclear, but...
  • Sean Penn helped secure release of U.S. hikers in Iran - after bringing plight to Hugo Chavez

    09/24/2011 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:40 AM on 24th September 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    U.S. actor Sean Penn engaged in attempts to secure the release of two Americans freed by Iran this week, flying to Venezuela to ask President Hugo Chavez to intervene with Iran's leader, a source close to the release process said on Friday. Since Tehran freed Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer on Wednesday details have emerged about the efforts to win their freedom, which involved the United Nations, Iraq and Oman - as well as Chavez, who is a fiery critic of the United States. Venezuela's deputy foreign minister said on Thursday that Chavez brought up the case with his Iranian...
  • Actor sentenced to life in prison for gang rape

    09/10/2011 2:07:00 AM PDT · by rawhide · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9-9-11
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A bit actor who appeared in the first "Austin Powers" movie was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the violent 1990 gang rape of a Southern California woman. Joseph Son, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of torture Aug. 25 after being linked to the crime through DNA evidence, said Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney. In 1997's "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," Son wore a bowler hat and played one of Dr. Evil's henchmen, named Random Task. Son and co-defendant Santiago Lopez Gaitan,...
  • 'Columbo' star Peter Falk dead at 83

    06/24/2011 11:38:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies
    Legendary television actor Peter Falk, who was best known for his role as a squinty, rumpled detective in the hit series “Columbo,” has died at the age of 83. Falk died Thursday night at his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement released by family friend Larry Larson. A cause of death has not been released. In 2008, his daughter Catherine Falk, said he had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Falk won four Emmys for his starring role in “Columbo,” a show on which he appeared in 69 episodes. “Columbo” began its history in 1971 as part of...
  • Green Mile Actor, 51, Marries 16-Year-Old Aspiring Country Singer; Says "True Love Can Be Ageless"

    06/20/2011 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 88 replies
    EOnline ^ | 6/20/11 | Marcus Mulick
    Hollywood has seen its fair share of odd couplings, but this one is so out there even the newlyweds know it's a little weird. Doug Hutchison, a character actor best known for roles in The Green Mile, Lost and The X-Files, married aspiring country singer Courtney Alexis Stodden on May 20 in Las Vegas. He is 51. She is 16.
  • Actor Juliano Mer-Khamis shot dead in Jenin

    04/04/2011 5:19:36 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Ynet news ^ | 4 April 2011 | Elior Levy
    The Israeli-Arab actor Juliano Mer-Khamis was shot to death in Jenin, Palestinian police in the West Bank announced. The actor was shot by a number of masked men who fired at him while he was sitting in his car near the theater he established, afterwards fleeing the scene, witnesses say. Mer-Khamis has resided in Jenin and Haifa alternately. ...Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad vowed a few hours later to find whoever had killed Mer-Khamis. "We must not ignore this heinous crime," he said, calling the murder "a gross violation of humane values and against the morals of our people". ...Mer-Khamis,...
  • Is Shooting a Film in Detroit Like 'Being in Prison'?

    03/21/2011 8:56:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/20/2011 | Tom Gantert
    The state of Michigan approved a $4.9 million subsidy for the movie company that made "The Ides of March." But one of the actors who worked on the film made what appeared to be a disparaging remark about the city of Detroit on Friday. Actor Paul Giamatti compared filming a movie in Detroit to "being in prison" on ABC television’s LIVE! With Regis and Kelly. Giamatti was in the film, shot partly in Ann Arbor and Detroit. It also stars George Clooney. Following the commercial break that came after his remark, Giamatti apologized and said he was referring to the...
  • Aflac dumps duck voice actor for tasteless tweets (Gilbert Gottfried gets his wings clipped)

    03/14/2011 3:00:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/14/11 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ga.— Aflac has fired Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian who is the voice of the insurer's quacking duck in the U.S. Gottfried, who has voiced the duck in numerous commercials since 2000, posted a string of mocking jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Twitter over the weekend. "I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, 'They'll be another one floating by any minute now," he tweeted Saturday.
  • 'Sex, drugs and why I'll never run for office,' by George Clooney

    02/23/2011 4:15:18 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:15 PM on 23rd February 2011 | Paul Thompson
    George Clooney has revealed the reason he will never become a politician - he has a bad boy past. The Hollywood star, who has campaigned tirelessly for the people of Sudan, said he wasn't squeaky clean and his past could come back to haunt him if he ever held office. 'I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you knowI f***ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth,' he said.
  • Republican star, US actor back E.Jerusalem settlers

    01/31/2011 10:55:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    AFP News ^ | 1/31/11 | Staff
    Influential US Republican Mike Huckabee and Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight on Monday lent their backing to Jewish settlers in east Jerusalem, by laying the cornerstone for a new neighbourhood. The two were guests of honour at a ceremony to lay the foundation stone of a new settlement initiative called Beit Orot on the edge of the Mount of Olives. "The essence of freedom, the very heart of it, is self determination and self direction," said Huckabee, who has been touted as a possible Republican candidate in 2012.
  • Oscar-nominated star Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64

    01/03/2011 9:43:28 AM PST · by Liberty Valance · 18 replies
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | Jan 3, 2011 | GREGORY KATZ - AP
    LONDON (AP) -- He could have stayed in teaching. That's what his parents wanted: it was the safe, secure route for a young man with working-class roots and a face few would describe as handsome.Postlethwaite had little going for him when he started in an industry where good looks - think Robert Redford or George Clooney - are valued. He had few connections, a name that was hard to pronounce, and could distinguish himself only by his talent.
  • Shadowing an Exorcist

    12/16/2010 10:55:36 AM PST · by mgstarr · 12 replies · 3+ views ^ | 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...
  • Clooney asks Obama for commitments on Sudan

    10/14/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 12 2010 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with activist-actor George Clooney at the White House on Tuesday to discuss U.S. involvement in Sudan ahead of a critical election early next year in Africa's largest nation. Clooney recently returned from Sudan, and is asking the U.S. and world community to use international pressure and robust diplomacy to prevent violence ahead of the Jan. 9 election. The election is an independence referendum on south Sudan that is likely to split the country in two, and there are fears that the vote could lead to a new outbreak of north-south civil war.<>
  • School of Crock: Jack Black Tries to Rescue Health Care

    10/13/2010 9:54:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/13/10 | Doug Powers
    If it hasn’t happened already, Big Hollywood will end up like teachers unions who shilled for Obamacare but that end up getting a waiver to protect themselves from the same great things they lobbied to force on everybody else. In the meantime, the Hollywood left continues to pathetically pedal a bicycle that broke its chain months ago: (VIDEO)
  • Obama’s Town Hall Meeting Casting Actors For Audience

    10/08/2010 12:02:02 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-10 | Curt
    Classic: This casting call for a "town hall meeting" with Obama was found by Arlen Williams at Gulag Bound, who found it at the Back Stage website. Back Stage describes themselves as "the most trusted place for actors to find performing arts and casting information.” What are you doing, October 14th? Would you like to be a “town hall meeting” shill for Barack Obama? According to this official casting notice in Nielsen’s Back Stage site, you still have time to apply and/or audition. (Excerpt) Read more at
  • George Clooney in Southern Sudan over war worries

    10/07/2010 2:58:28 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 50 replies · 1+ views
    APNews ^ | october 6 2010 | Unknown
    American actor George Clooney is visiting the little known region of Southern Sudan. The U.N. Security Council arrived to a raucous welcome on Wednesday, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also made a recent trip here. The high-level visits are putting the spotlight on the Texas-sized area of Sudan that is far less known to Americans than the western region of Darfur, where mass atrocities have been committed over the last decade. Southern Sudan is three months from a Jan. 9 independence vote that could see Africa's largest country break in two. The vote _ and the potential of...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies At 85 (Tony Curtis)

    09/30/2010 2:31:11 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 144 replies
    Metro Source News | 09/30/2010 | Dave Ficere
    Tony Curtis Obit URGENT >> Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies At 85 (Undated) -- Actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85. A representative for his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis' has confirmed the passing of the legendary actor, but no further details are available. Curtis, whose real name was Bernard Schwartz, was perhaps most known for his comedic turn in Billy Wilder's 'Some Like It Hot' with co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.
  • 'Beetlejuice' Actor Glenn Shadix Dies

    09/07/2010 7:44:22 PM PDT · by tlb · 19 replies
    TMZ ^ | 9/7/2010 | TMZ Staff
    Glenn Shadix -- famous for playing Otho the interior decorator in "Beetlejuice" -- died this morning after falling at his home in Alabama ... this according to his sister. Shadix's sister Susan Gagne told The Birmingham News that the actor was "having mobility problems" and may have fallen out of his wheelchair and "hit his head in the kitchen." Susan told the BN she believes the blow to the head caused his death. Glenn -- who famously participated in the iconic "Day-O" dance in the movie -- was 58.
  • Rip Torn denied probation in Conn. bank break-in

    08/11/2010 12:17:33 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 08/11/2010 | STEPHANIE REITZ
    LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Rip Torn's request for a probation program was rejected Wednesday by a judge who kept criminal charges in place against the Emmy-winning actor accused of breaking into a bank while drunk and armed in January.