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  • Gamechanger: Celebrities join Obama in reminding America that they oppose gun violence(LOL)

    12/10/2015 8:57:10 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/9/2015 | unknown
    To cleanse the palate, a gun-grabbing “effort” distinguished by its lack of effort. At some point America’s creative class decided that celebrity PSAs should all operate the same way. The cast appears sequentially, usually standing against a uniform blank background, and instead of uttering a sentence or two they each say chunks of sentences that are stitched together to form a statement.
  • Ashley Judd Wins Celebrity Dumbass Award:' ... Most Overqualified Candidate Since Jefferson

    10/09/2015 5:43:28 PM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    cnsmews.com ^ | 10/9/2015 | unknown
    Judd appeared on Ora.tvs Larry King Now on Jan. 30. I mean, obviously, I love Hillary Rodham Clinton, Judd said on the program. And so seeing her talking about early childhood vulnerability and brain development. Man that woman is stout. She is stout, said Judd.
  • Matt Damon Gushes Over Obama: Hes Remarkable and Deep

    10/09/2015 8:37:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/8/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    But talking to THR, he gushed, We talked about it, and look, even when I was giving him shit, he's somebody who thinks so deeply about everything he does. The movie star added, I don't ever question that it's coming from the right place with him. He's a remarkable human being and shockingly easy to be around. He's incredibly approachable and doesn't beat you up with his station, though he could. Damon is also a fan of Hillary Clinton:
  • Actor William Hurt More Worried About Monstrous Global Warming Threat Than Artificial Intelligence

    06/21/2015 6:35:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/20/2015 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Thursdays edition of PBSs Tavis Smiley show, William Hurt the star of AMCs Humans (a science fiction show that addresses the future of artificial intelligence) assured PBSs Tavis Smiley that self-aware androids werent the monster to worry about. No the real threat, according to the four-time Academy Award nominee, was global warming.
  • Why ARE today's stars so short? Actors were once strapping hunks and muscular specimens.

    03/19/2015 11:06:09 AM PDT · by donna · 155 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-19-15 | Quentin Letts
    Actors were once strapping hunks, thick-thighed he-men who had only to arrive at a film premiere to make everyones eyes bulge. These Adonises towered above lesser mortals and had their suits made specially for them because they were such muscular specimens. Thats the way things were when the likes of John Wayne (6ft 4in), Gregory Peck (6ft 3in), Charlton Heston (6ft 3in) and Clint Eastwood (6ft 4in) were in their prime. They were big men playing big characters, often on top of enormous horses or engaged in butch boxing bouts. Compare that with the recent Oscars ceremony, when our own...
  • Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon Among Artists Urging Warren to Run

    02/05/2015 9:19:26 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/4/2015 | Courtney Coren
    A group of more than 90 artists, musicians and actors are pleading with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016, including actors Ed Norton, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. The "Artists for Warren" signed an open letter to Massachusetts Democrat saying that they are "joining hundreds of thousands of Americans who want to passionately urge you to run for president."
  • Liam Neeson on Charlie Hebdo, gun control in US

    01/13/2015 7:44:39 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    gulfnews.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | Marwa Hamad,
    Theres too many [expletive] guns out there, he continued. Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? Theres over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think its a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now were picking up a newspaper and seeing, Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.
  • Liam Neeson Says Taken Series has Ruined Europe for Americans

    01/01/2015 8:25:33 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/31/2015 | Kipp Jones
    Actor Liam Neesons Taken series is known for its high-octane and suspenseful approach to handling international kidnappers. However, the first two chapters of what has now become a trilogy are not known for portraying Europe in a very positive light.
  • THEY SAID WHAT?! Classic Insults From Classic Actors

    12/26/2014 6:33:04 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 62 replies
    TCM ^ | 08/08/2011 | Kimberly Lindbergs
    <p>1. John Wayne on Clark Gable: Gables an idiot. You know why hes an actor? Its the only thing hes smart enough to do.</p> <p>2. Tallulah Bankhead on Bette Davis: Dont think I dont know whos been spreading gossip about me. After all the nice things Ive said about that hag. When I get hold of her, Ill tear out every hair of her mustache!</p>
  • Five Pro-Abortion Male Celebrities Pro-Lifers Should Boycott

    12/14/2014 10:38:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/8/11 | Kristen Walker
    Yesterday I told you about five famous women whose TV shows and movies I refuse to watch because of their very public pro-abortion views and, in most cases, their financial support of Planned Parenthood. Today, Ill tell you about five male celebrities I boycott. Famous men are less likely in general to be vocally pro-choice, as the issue is still mistakenly viewed by some especially pro-abortion advocates as one in which men should have no say. This is ridiculous, since abortion is not just a womens issue but a human rights issue. Also, organizations are less likely to...
  • 11 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films

    10/09/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | Colin Patrick
    The Half Man of Two and a Half Men ripped his own show in a YouTube video making the rounds today. "If you watch Two and a Half Men," Angus T. Jones said, "please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men. I don't want to be on it. Please stop filling your head with filth." Of course, plenty of actors haven't been thrilled with things they've worked on. Even big movie stars. Here's a list of actors who hated their own films, that we originally published back in January. 1. Sylvester Stallone,...
  • Ed Nelson, Peyton Place Star, Character Actor, Dies at 85

    08/13/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | 08-13-2014 | Carmel Dagan
    Ed Nelson, a star of the 1960s primetime soap Peyton Place and an actor with almost 200 credits, mostly in television, died on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85. Nelson had most recently appeared in the 2003 courtroom thriller Runaway Jury, starring Gene Hackman. He had a more significant role as General Sherman in the 1998 Jackie Chan vehicle Who Am I. On Peyton Place, he played Dr. Michael Rossi during the entire five-year run of the series 436 episodes. He returned in 1985 for reunion telepic Peyton Place: The Next Generation. But Nelson was already a TV...
  • George Clooney Plans Move Into Politics

    06/01/2014 5:25:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/31/2014 | John Nolte
    With his movie career fading into commercial and critical mediocrity and a wedding in sight, 53 year-old left-wing Democrat George Clooney is apparently ready to try politics. The Mirror reports that Clooney's lovely fiance, British attorney Amal Alamuddin, has convinced Clooney to launch a career in politics after their wedding. Apparently, this career-switch will begin in earnest during the 2016 election.
  • Top 10 Hated Actors

    05/18/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    Sometimes, not even the glamor of the silver screen can cover up personality flaws. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 hated actors.
  • They're eating her...and Then they're going to eat me! WORST actors ever - The List

    03/02/2014 8:38:59 AM PST · by mkleesma · 54 replies
    Internet Movie Database ^ | 03/02/14 | none
    OHHHH MY GAAAAHHHHHD............ Worst acting in the worst movie ever - Troll 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYNCRAJqDQI
  • ABC Is Shocked That Anti-ObamaCare Ad Uses Actors (Pajama Boy not mentioned)

    02/15/2014 2:16:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/14/14 | Scott Whitlock
    Is it really shocking for commercials to use actors? According to ABC News, yes. A headline for the ABCNews.com article trumpeted, "Koch Brothers Ad Attacking [Democratic Senator] Mary Landrieu Uses Paid Actors." Rather than investigate the continued failings of ObamaCare, writer Jordyn Phelps hyped the fact that the commercials sponsored by the Koch brothers feature stand-ins, writing, "But the people in the emotion-evoking ad are not Louisianans at all; they are paid actors." Phelps continued, "The ad shows a number of people, who appear to be Louisianans, opening their mail to find a letter stating that their health care policy...
  • Of the four types of actors liberal politicians only fit into one...

    02/05/2014 12:27:58 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-5-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I added the very last part myself because this graphic felt incomplete without it.
  • IRS Sets Sights on Secret Hollywood Conservative Group

    01/23/2014 9:20:40 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Newsmax IRS Sets Sights on Secret Hollywood Conservative Group Thursday, January 23, 2014 09:28 AM By: Drew MacKenzie A conservative group in Hollywood, shrouded in secrecy for fear of a backlash from powerful movie industry liberals, is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service after applying for tax-exempt status. Friends of Abe has attempted to stay under the radar and is fiercely determined to protect the identity of its 1,500 members, The New York Times reports. But now the group has come under the scrutiny of the IRS after the federal agency requested information about its meetings with politicians including...
  • James Cameron Gets Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger for Climate Hysteria Series

    11/01/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    NewBusters ^ | 10/31/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Showtime announced last year that it had commissioned Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron to produce an eight-part series for the network designed to scare the public into thinking the world is doomed as a result of global warming. Coincidentally on Halloween, the cable network released a trailer for the April 2014 series entitled Years of Living Dangerously and credits that identify key Hollywood contributors such as Jessica Alba, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger (video follows with commentary):
  • The Most Valuable Actors of All Time

    01/28/2013 6:39:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 01/28/2013 | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess and Samuel Weigley
    There are movie stars, and then there are actors whose involvement appears more important than the movie itself. Some are so critical to success that studios will pay them tens of millions of dollars to be in their pictures. Johnny Depp just signed a contract to make a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean, and some members of the press are speculating that Depp could earn as much as $95 million. That’s a big paycheck when the most recent Pirates movie grossed roughly $1 billion worldwide.Click here to see the 10 most valuable actors of all timeThere are a small...
  • The Sandy Hook Actors PART 1

    01/06/2013 3:24:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/2012 | LifePsyop
    As "Crisis Actors" is a hot topic right now, this video seems to be relevant.
  • Good Actors in Horribly Miscast Roles

    12/01/2012 6:09:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 205 replies
    Self | December 1, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Even good actors sometimes get horribly miscast in the wrong roles. The case most often cited is this first one in which John Wayne played an odd role for him...a Mongol warrior. John Wayne: Miscast as Genghis Khan in "The Conqueror," the Duke had to utter lines like: "My blood says, take this Tartar woman." Susan Hayward: Co-starring as the tartar woman love interest in "The Conqueror." Yeah, an Irish chick from Brooklyn as a Tartar woman on the Asian steppes. The closest thing about Hayward to a tartar is that she had a tart tongue. Chuck Connors: Tall, blond,...
  • Actors and Politicians the role of US presidency

    09/14/2012 7:44:44 AM PDT · by hfartalot · 2 replies
    Sept 14, 2012 | self
    As we get to know more about Obama, with his charm and leadership style, I begin to think the comparison between Obama and Reagan. Obama is impressive in his role as a president, as any great Hollywood actors playing the role of president: charming, visionary, clean-cut, and tough yet caring a celebrity world leader with his die-hart fans and media paparazzi. Being so smart and talented beyond our understanding, he mesmerizes his audiences with his political maneuvering and Oscar-winning performance. As a mediocre politician growing up in Chicago neighborhood, however, Obama has found his acting role as president more...
  • Star Politics: Who leans left, and who leans right

    08/25/2012 8:40:12 AM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 15 replies
    Celebrities who lean to one side ... or the other. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/2012/08/25/celebs-left-right-conservative-liberal/?intcmp=features#slide=1#ixzz24ZZcmy4z
  • Egyptian Actors Pranked on Candid Camera Turn Violent When Told TV Channel Is Israeli

    07/23/2012 3:05:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 7/23/12 | staff
    Egyptian actor freaks when he thinks that he is being broadcast on an Israeli channel.
  • Two former teen idols back bill to protect child actors

    05/06/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 40 replies
    http://articles.latimes.com ^ | April 18, 2012| | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
    Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman, both of whom were molested by men with Hollywood connections, support legislation to require fingerprinting and background checks for those with unsupervised access to child performers. Three decades ago, they were teen idols. Todd Bridges played Willis on the popular sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." Corey Feldman starred in "Gremlins,""The Goonies" and "The Lost Boys." The two men held the same dark secret: Each had been molested in his adolescence by men with Hollywood connections, experiences that would lead to downward spirals and years of drug addiction. Today, they are making a highly public case for California...
  • 5 male celebrities I support, and why

    12/22/2011 12:11:51 PM PST · by thesaleboat · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 21 Dec 2011 | KRISTEN WALKER
    December 21, 2011 (LiveAction.org) - Recently I wrote about five male celebrities I boycott for their pro-abortion views. Today, Ill tell you about five famous men whose careers I can feel good about supporting, because they believe in and profess the sanctity of life. Keep in mind I may disagree with them on other issues. But because I believe abortion is the ultimate moral litmus test, if they recognize the evil of abortion, I know their moral compass is pointed in the right direction.
  • A star is reborn... but do today's icons measure up to their classic lookalikes?

    11/04/2011 1:01:37 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/11 | Claire Cisotti
    "Many Hollywood stars seem to be harking back to the golden past of the silver screen, and imitating idols of days gone by. But are they just kidding themselves, or are modern-day film stars really fit to be compared to the legends of the past?"
  • 30 Celebrities Who Didnt Get the Part

    04/19/2011 9:26:22 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    Glamorati magazine ^ | 4/7/2008 | Deb
    Weve been talking a lot lately about celebrities who passed up roles for some reason or another, but what about celebrities who tried out for roles and didnt get the gig? Not all actors are just offered parts. Many audition or express interest and are turned down...
  • Actors Who Served: Hollywood Stars Who Are Military Veterans

    04/14/2011 6:11:08 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 87 replies · 1+ views
    movie fone ^ | 4-12-11 | Sharon Knolle
    In honor of Military Families Week, AOL salutes the many movie stars who've served our country, many of whom -- like George C. Scott and Henry Fonda -- also starred in the most famous war movies of all time. Clark Gable enlisted at age 43 after losing wife Carole Lombard to the war effort, but some stars, including Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Stewart, were already in the service when the U.S. entered World War II. Others, like Gene Hackman and Harvey Keitel, did their service before becoming famous. (And both left home early to join up.) Please join us in...

    04/02/2011 9:19:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 88 replies
    CHARLIE SHEEN bombs as angry audience boos him off the stage at the Detroit preem of his delusional tour. With all 4700 seats filled with fans and the just plain curious, Charlie Sheen took to the stage at Detroit's Fox Theatre, to thundering applause. But it didn't take long for the crowd to turn against their former hero, and boo him loudly. Saturday was opening night for the former Two and a Half Men star's "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option" tour, RadarOnline.com reported. Sheen's former porn star pal Kacey Jordan was reportedly in the audience. His...
  • Radio Daze - Limbaugh, Beck use actors to call-in

    03/07/2011 9:23:56 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 50 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | 11 Feb 2011 | Liel Leibovitz
    Last year, a young man called in to a radio station with a problem. Hed recently attended a bachelor party, he said, and a friend of the groom-to-be, clueless of the unwritten etiquette of maledom, brought his girlfriend along, derailing what was supposed to be a weekend of gambling, girls, and general debauchery. The caller told his story with passion and verve, and then asked the stations listeners for their advice on how to treat his clueless pal. Or at least he would have, had this been a real conversation. The young manwho asked to remain nameless in order to...
  • Bradley Whitford, Gabrielle Carteris Rally With Unions in Wisconsin (Who?)

    02/26/2011 3:25:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/26/11 | Jonathan Handel
    Bradley Whitford, Gabrielle Carteris Rally With Unions in Wisconsinby Jonathan Handel 3:08 PM 2/26/2011 As a pitched battle in Wisconsin continues to escalate, SAG and AFTRA members are on scene at the state capitol building in Madison, helping fight efforts by the states Republican governor to limit public employee wages, require employees to pay more for pension and health benefits and, perhaps most controversially, constrict the scope of collective bargaining and force public unions to hold yearly votes on whether they should remain in existence. The acting contingent includes Emmy and SAG Award winner Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), SAG...
  • Video released by conservative activist claims to show undercover footage at NJEA conference

    10/27/2010 5:25:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Star-Ledger (nj.com) ^ | October 26, 2010 | The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
    TRENTON Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released a video titled "Teachers unions gone wild" claiming to show undercover footage from a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference at the East Brunswick Hilton hotel. The video shows people identified as teachers playing arcade games on "their dime," chanting about kicking Gov. Chris Christie "in the toolbox," and talking about how hard it is to fire a tenured teacher. NJEA spokesman Steve Baker said O'Keefe is "completely and utterly discredited." "Its James OKeefe and thats all you need to know," Baker said, citing O'Keefe's legal troubles in the past....
  • Obama using 'Actors' for TownHall meeting 10/14/2010

    10/14/2010 12:33:20 PM PDT · by ebysan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News | 10/11/2010 | Casting Backstage
    Obama using "Actors" Casting Call for participants for his TownHall Meeting for MTV 10/14/2010 Fox News 10/11/2010 Megyn Kelly mentioned this on her morning program.... She said they want the actors to send photos... "Why do they want photos?"...." to make sure they don't have ugly people on MTV TownHall Meeting" FAQ | Contact Us | Newsletters Casting & Jobs Find Gigs: Career Center (Actor's Toolbox)- Search Notices- Saved Searches- FAQFind Talent: Casting Center (Employer's Toolbox)- Post a Notice- FAQ Call Sheet Multimedia Resumes News & Features Yellow Pages CASTING NOTICE SEARCH RESULTS New Casting Notice Search 6 (Casting 1-8...
  • Actors recruited for Obama MTV townhall meeting

    10/11/2010 7:03:23 AM PDT · by submarinerswife · 21 replies
    PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, DC MTV, BET, and CMT (prods.) are casting the audience for a town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in Washington, DC. SeekingAudience Members: males and females, 18+. To apply, email townhallaudience@mtvnmix.com and put "Town Hall" in the subject line. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are ...
  • Actors Recruited for President Obama Townhall Oct 14th

    10/10/2010 3:49:18 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 20 replies
    PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, DC PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, DC MTV, BET, and CMT (prods.) are casting the audience for a town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in Washington, DC. SeekingAudience Members: males and females, 18+. To apply, email townhallaudience@mtvnmix.com and put "Town Hall" in the subject line. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are ...[more] -Multiple- Submissions only Submission deadline is Oct. 14 Entertainment Jobs, Nonunion TV/Video, Reality TV & Documentary
  • Obama is Casting Actors for Town Hall Audience per Nielsen's 'Backstage'

    10/08/2010 1:19:26 AM PDT · by unspun · 59 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 8, 2010 | Arlen Williams
    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 Backstage site, you still have time to apply and/or audition. Here is the link to the live listing in the Backstage casting call. Here are elements of screen shots, of this notice, taken betwen the hours of 1:00 and 2:00 am CT, today (10/8). We will pan out, as we go. You should be able to click twice, to enlarge the wider (and condensed) shots. A bit bigger, for more context: And bigger...
  • Hollywood ponies up to help out Feingold in tough re-election fight

    09/25/2010 3:02:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-25-10 | Susan Crabtree
    Some of Hollywoods most recognizable names are digging into their deep pockets to help Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold, one of the Senates most reliably liberal voices and a top Republican target this fall. Among Feingold's contributors are filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Harvey Weinstein, actors Michael Douglas and Edie Falco, as well as NBCs Jeffrey Zucker, music executive David Geffen, and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife, Marilyn, according to CQMoneyLine.com. Writer and producer Tom Fontana, creator of the television series Homicide: Life on the Street and Oz, also ponied up for Feingold, as did actress Kathryn Erbe, who has...
  • Shia LaBeouf Tops Forbes List of Actors Worth Their Pay (Best profit for the buck)

    09/01/2010 1:50:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 09/01/2010 | Zorianna Kit
    For the second straight year, "Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf topped a Forbes.com list of Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck with women claiming five of the top 10 spots compared to zero last year. Based on the financial news site's own calculations, for every $1 the studios spent on LaBeouf, his films return about $81 of profit. Those movies included "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" ($836 million worldwide box office) and the fourth "Indiana Jones" film ($787 million). Anne Hathaway took the No. 2 spot, earning the studios $64 off of her films for every dollar they spent for her...
  • John Cusack Calls for 'Satanic Death' of Fox News, GOP Leaders

    08/31/2010 5:38:24 PM PDT · by yetidog · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jo Piazza
    Actor John Cusack went on a caustic Twitter rampage Sunday evening, attacking former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Fox News. I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES ORDICK ARMEYAND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS, Cusack tweeted. Cusack has long been outspoken about politics. He supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election and has contributed to The Huffington Post, but this is the first known time he has stooped to the level of making threats. And while the U.S. Constitution protects Cusack's right...
  • Mother of All Movie Quizzes for a Sunday

    08/15/2010 8:04:41 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    8/15/2010 | Nikos
    Here's a little something to get our minds off the daily negatives we hear about each day. A perfect score is ten and you get the gold star. You are on your honor NOT to cheat, although you can call and ask a friend for help. Answers will be in another post within the hour. Have fun. Match up the actor with the quotations: 1. "I suppose women find me attractive because I am polite, charming, courteous...a gentleman. My romantic reputation is an exaggeration. The realities are a bit different." "Some people making pictures in Hollywood are not outstanding for...
  • President Says Americans May Be Making Too Much Money

    05/03/2010 10:43:23 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    President Barack Obama sought to deflect concerns over lingering high unemployment by suggesting that peoples obsession with prosperity has gone too far in this country. I mean, theres a point where a person has to realize that hes got too much money. Getting Americans to overcome this obsession is a difficult undertaking, the President observed. Theyre going to need our help. Maybe itll take something like a value-added tax to sop up some of the excess funds that people are encumbered with. Plus, by transferring a greater share of the nations wealth from selfish individuals to the government we can...
  • Actors yell cut on proposed tax on expensive health insurance plans

    01/13/2010 7:53:18 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 24 replies · 1,665+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Richard Verrier
    The generally cozy relationship between Hollywood's unions and the Obama administration is coming under strain. The source of friction: President Obama's support for a so-called Cadillac tax that is part of the healthcare bill passed by the Senate. The tax, intended to help finance a revamp of the nation's healthcare system, would apply to the most expensive health insurance plans. As the Los Angeles Times reported today, in a meeting Monday with Obama, union leaders including James P. Hoffa of the Teamsters and Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO complained that the tax would harm their members, who often are covered...
  • Forbes: Hollywood's Most Overpaid Stars

    11/22/2009 7:30:13 PM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 44 replies · 2,339+ views
    Forbes ^ | 11/18/09 | Dorothy Pomerantz
    'Land of the Lost's' dismal box office helped land star Will Ferrell at the top of our annual list of Hollywood's Most Overpaid Stars. Ferrell is no longer the sure bet he seemed after hits like 'Elf.' ($220 million worldwide box office) This summer's 'Land of the Lost' was one of those epic Hollywood disasters that makes outsiders question why anyone is in the movie business. The concept seemed like a good idea: pair funnyman Will Ferrell with a cult kids show from the '70s and hilarity is bound to ensue. Or not. The film ended up costing an estimated...
  • Hollywood rethinks use of A-list actors

    11/17/2009 8:05:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 126 replies · 3,502+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2009 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Hollywood studios are now thinking twice about splurging on A-list movie stars and costly productions in reaction to the poor economy, but also because of the surprising success of recent films with unknown actors.
  • The Actors Chapel (St. Malachys Serves the Theatre District Near Times Square)

    10/24/2009 11:33:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 593+ views
    NC Register ^ | October 25, 2009 | ANGELO STAGNARO
    There arent many churches in Christendom where the person sitting next to you is likely a star of stage, screen or television. St. Malachys Church, located on 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, founded in 1902, is a little jewel box of a church and an essential and important aspect of New York Citys theatrical community.Because of its location in the midst of the Theatre District and the number of actors who have graced its precincts it has come to be known as the Actors Chapel. Prior to 1920, St. Malachys was a working-class Irish-Italian parish....
  • Ken Howard, a moderate, elected Screen Actors Guild president

    09/24/2009 11:32:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,071+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 25, 2009 | Richard Verrier
    He defeats main rival Anne-Marie Johnson with 44% of the vote while his coalition consolidates its power on the national board, winning a majority of the 22 seats up for grabs on the 69-member board. Ken Howard scored his second big win this week. Screen Actors Guild members elected the veteran character actor, who on Sunday won an Emmy for his role in HBO's "Grey Gardens," as the group's new president, capping a bitter election campaign that divided Hollywood's largest union. Howard soundly defeated "In the Heat of the Night" actress Anne-Marie Johnson, SAG's first vice president, who was backed...
  • Paul Giamatti to replace Sean Penn as Larry in 'The Three Stooges'

    08/11/2009 3:52:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 1,267+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, August 11th 2009 | JACOB E. OSTERHOUT
    Go ahead, yuk it up. Actor Paul Giamatti has signed on to replace Sean Penn as Larry in the Farrelly brothers' new movie version of The Three Stooges." Penn dropped out of the film earlier in the year citing personal reasons. Director Peter Farrelly recently confirmed that Giamatti had assumed Penn's role. Giamatti will join Benecio Del Toro, who will play Moe, and a yet-to-be-cast Curly. There were reports that Jim Carey was set to play Curly, and the actor's appears on the Internet Movie Database alongside that role. He was even said to be gaining weight in preparation for...
  • Karl Malden Dies

    07/01/2009 12:44:45 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 82 replies · 2,340+ views
    FOX NEWS | July 1, 2009 | swlf
    The star of the Streets of San Francisco (with Michael Douglas), died today, according to FOX News Shep Smith.