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  • Why a Hollywood boycott would have minimal impact on box office sales (Vanity)

    09/24/2017 9:27:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    September 24, 2017 | Ednamode
    There has been a lot of discussion about the decline in domestic box office ticket sales, and what impact a boycott would have. Based on these statistics provided by the MPAA, it would appear that conservatives may not make up a majority of moviegoers. These are some of the stats provided by the MPAA: 2016 Domestic Box Office: 40% of tickets were purchased by moviegoers under the age of 25. 64% of tickets were purchased by moviegoers under the age of 40. Only 51% of tickets were purchased by Caucasians 21% of tickets were purchased by Hispanics. 14% were purchased...
  • Stevie Wonder “Takes A Knee” For America At Global Citizen Festiva

    09/23/2017 8:04:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 23, 2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Before performing a medley of his classic hits like “Higher Ground,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” and “Overjoyed,” at the Global Citizen Festival, Stevie Wonder made a passionate speech about unity saying, “It is only through life we can make life happen through ourselves and each other.” He added, “Our global brothers and sisters, I didn’t come here to preach, but I’m telling you, our spirits must be in the right place all the time.” After encouraging everyone to “stand down bigotry” and “condemn sexism,” he insisted that everyone “find love.” Then with the help of his son Kwame, he...
  • Saudi textbook recalled due to photo of Yoda next to King Faisal

    09/22/2017 1:02:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A social studies textbook in Saudi Arabia was recalled for including a photo depicting a Star Wars character next to a king. The black and white photo, by Saudi artist Abdullah Al Shehri, features the small, green Jedi Yoda seated next to King Faisal as he signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945. Saudi education minister Ahmed al-Eissa apologized for the mistake and said measures were being taken to correct the error. "The Education Ministry regrets unintentional error that appeared in the picture of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations Commission on social studies...
  • Women’s Media Summit Calls For Boycott Of Movies That Snub Female Filmmakers

    09/21/2017 4:27:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 20, 2017 | David Robb
    The Women’s Media Summit, a group of more than 100 leaders from various industries, has issued a white paper outlining a plan of action for “eliminating gender inequity in U.S. entertainment media.” One of its strategies is to “boycott films that score poorly on gender equity.” “Women hold only 3% of above-the-line and greenlighting positions in the media industry and are vastly underrepresented as protagonists and lead characters in film and television,” according to the white paper (read it here). In film, “Women hold only 17% of influential positions behind-the-scenes as directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers. This...
  • Gucci wants women to wear bedazzled beards [video]

    09/21/2017 2:47:00 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017
    Gucci debuted the “crystal beard” at Milan Fashion Week, as part of their 2018 Spring/Summer fashion line. The sparkly chin-strap was one of many head-scratching accessories seen on the Italian luxury brand’s catwalk, including sequined skullcaps and conical Chinese hats. In 2016, Gucci raked in more than $4 billion in revenue.
  • Dirty Little Emmy Secret: Trump Supporters Much More Racially Diverse Than Lily-White Television

    09/20/2017 1:58:23 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 20, 2017 | John Nolte
    According to the latest census figures, white people make up 61.3 percent of the American population. Rounding out those numbers, Hispanics (17.8 percent), blacks (13.3 percent), and Asians (5.7 percent), fill in most of the rest of our glorious melting pot. And yet… The oh-so progressive left-wing television industry, the very same television industry that spent almost every minute of Sunday’s disastrously low-watched Emmy Award Show smugly blasting away at Trump and his supporters as unrepentant racists, looks nothing like America. Not even close. In fact, the broad coalition of Trump’s “racist” supporters is much more racially diverse than the...
  • Guess What. Hollywood Doesn’t Care If You Watch The Emmys

    09/19/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 18, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This morning Ed wrote about the anticipated (and delivered) crash and burn of the ratings for last night’s Emmys. I suppose I contributed to that in a small way since I was watching football. In my Twitter feed, I only saw two of the conservatives I follow commenting on the show so that seemed to be a fairly common practice among our tribe. The initial scoring put them in position to be one of the worst rated Emmys outings of the modern era. This led a few timid voices to meekly suggest this morning that just perhaps the show needs...
  • ames Corden Denies Kissing Sean Spicer — Then Apologizes, Sort of

    09/19/2017 9:21:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2017 | GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    The internet was ablaze on Monday with debate over whether the Emmys broadcast — and the after-parties that followed — had helped rehabilitate the image of the former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. James Corden was in one of the most incriminating photographs, caught trying to give Mr. Spicer a kiss on the cheek. On “The Late Late Show” on Monday, Mr. Corden first tried denying it, taking a page from the Spicer-Trump playbook. “Now, I know you think that’s a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer, but in the spirit of Sean Spicer, no, it isn’t.” — JAMES...
  • Conway: Americans are 'tuning out' politicized sports, awards shows

    09/18/2017 3:48:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    People are starting to tune out awards shows like the Emmys because they have become so politicized, White House aide Kellyanne Conway said Monday. "It’s — between the Emmys, the Miss America pageant was very politicized. Our sports are very politicized," Conway said on Fox News. "And it looks like the ratings are suffering. It looks like America is responding by tuning out, because they want you to stick to your knitting," she continued. "They want you to, I guess, in this case, read the stuff other people write for you. And so they are welcome to their opinion, but...
  • Fist fight breaks out in cinema in row over 'talking too loudly' during screening of 'IT'

    09/18/2017 12:42:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | Updated14:46, 18 SEP 2017 | ByRebecca Taylor
    Full Title: Fist fight breaks out in cinema in row over 'talking too loudly' during screening of horror film This is the shocking moment a fist fight broke out in a cinema during a row over 'talking too loudly' during a screening of the Stephen King horror movie 'It'. The violence was caught on camera by other cinemagoers on their smartphones , in Vyborg, new St Petersburg in Russia. A young man in a leather jacket is seen to stand up and challenge the person sitting in front of him. They start hurling punches at each other before another person...
  • TV Ratings Sunday: Emmy Awards trending low again

    09/18/2017 8:41:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Tvbythenumbers ^ | September 18, 2017 | Rick Porter
    The 69th Emmy Awards are looking as though they’ll be at or near an all-time low in the ratings. CBS’ live telecast of the awards is currently showing a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.58 million viewers, compared to 2.5 and 9.69 million in last year’s preliminary ratings. CBS has ordered time zone-adjusted ratings, and we’ll update this post when they come in. Last year’s ceremony finished with a 2.8 and 11.3 million viewers and was the least-watched Emmy show on record. Elsewhere, “The Orville” is currently showing fairly steady numbers vs. its premiere, although it started after 8:30...
  • Amber Tamblyn: I’m Done With Not Being Believed

    09/17/2017 5:31:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    MSN NYtimes ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amber Tamblyn
    When I was 21, I went into the office of a producer of the television show I was starring in to discuss a big problem. By this point I had been acting for more than a decade, and the show was very successful and beloved. Still, I was nervous about facing the firing squad of Emmys that sat behind him and saying what I had to say. A crew member had kept showing up to my apartment after work unannounced, going into my trailer while I wasn’t in it, and staring daggers at me from across the set. I liked...
  • Box Office Poison: Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ Crashes To Career Low $8M

    09/16/2017 7:42:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2017 | John Nolte
    Although the entertainment media will never admit it, will do everything in its sycophantic power to write all around it (see: Line, Dead), the chickens have finally come home to roost for Jennifer Lawrence’s hateful mouth. The once-bright superstar who could open even a poorly reviewed piece of low-budget horror-junk like House at the End of the Street to $12.2 million, has just hit a devastating career low (for a wide release), a humiliating $8 million opening for her latest, the critically-lauded, psychological horror-thriller Mother! This is a catastrophe for Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most stridently bigoted (former) stars. The...
  • Singer Slams Hollywood for Pushing Abortion, Planned Parenthood

    09/15/2017 7:21:35 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2017 | Katie Yoder
    In a recent interview with MRC Culture, Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls described Hollywood’s push of abortion as showing “how evil our world has become.” Besides telling her own fight against Planned Parenthood, she revealed other personal stories about what happens when young women in the entertainment industry refuse abortion. From 2003 to 2004, Kaya served as one of the lead singers for the Pussycat Dolls, a popular girl group that sold more than 15 million albums and 40 million singles. A supporter of President Trump and the military, Kaya made headlines last month for her tribute to the...
  • Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

    09/15/2017 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 87 replies
    Variety ^ | 09/15/2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Repo Man.” He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime. His most recent...
  • Pre-Broadway Review: ‘Frozen,’ the Musical

    09/15/2017 8:14:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Variety ^ | September 14, 2017 | Lisa Kennedy
    The din during the intermission of a recent performance of the Broadway-bound musical “Frozen” might have broken decibel records at Denver Center’s Buell Theater. No doubt the house’s hum was amped by the higher-pitched voices of the booster-seat crowd, but if Disney Theatrical Productions’ aim was to age up the demographic of the animated blockbuster’s stage adaptation, they’ve succeeded. In its live rendition of “Let It Go,” the signature tune from the 2014 Oscar winner, the musical wows adults as much as kids with a brilliant spectacle — as poignant as it is jaw-dropping — that should ensure the production...
  • Wu-Tang's 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' Might Not Even Be a Real Wu-Tang Album

    09/15/2017 7:22:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | Published Sep 14, 2017 | By Calum Slingerland
    Sources close to the group say "it's not an authorized Wu-Tang Clan album" The saga of the Wu-Tang Clan's ultra-limited $2 million Once Upon a Time in Shaolin LP may finally come to an end tomorrow night (September 15) as Martin Shkreli's eBay auction closes, with the current bid for the record sitting at over $1 million. Now, however, some close to the rap crew are alleging the valuable full-length may not even be true Wu-Tang album at all. As Bloomberg reports, Wu-Tang members U-God and Method Man described the record, through their respective managers, as simply a project helmed...
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  • With Lectures & Political Reprimands, Hollywood’s Angriest Awards Season Has Begun

    09/14/2017 2:40:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 14, 2017 | Michael Cieply
    It’s hard to recall a season when Hollywood has been so harshly at odds with so much of its potential audience. On Wednesday, Robert Redford became the latest in a growing string of celebrities to pepper the summer/fall film promotions with reprimands and recrimination. “We’ve lost our moral foundation,” the Oscar winner told Esquire, speaking of the year-ago presidential election in an interview keyed to the upcoming Netflix release of Our Souls at Night, in which the small-minded gossips of small-town Colorado cluck at his senior moment with Jane Fonda. “We’re the ones who let that happen. We should be...
  • Cord-Cutting Explodes: 22 Million U.S. Adults Will Have Canceled Cable, Satellite TV by End of 2017

    09/14/2017 7:04:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Variety ^ | September 13, 2017 | Todd Spangler
    Research firm eMarketer cuts TV ad-spending forecast on accelerating pay-TV declines Winter is here for cable and satellite TV operators. American consumers are cancelling traditional pay-TV service at a much faster rate than previously expected, according to research firm eMarketer. In 2017, a total of 22.2 million U.S. adults will have cut the cord on cable, satellite or telco TV service to date — up 33% from 16.7 million in 2016 — the researcher now predicts. That’s significantly higher than eMarketer’s prior estimate of 15.4 million cord-cutters as of the end of this year. Meanwhile, the number of “cord-nevers” (consumers...