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  • CBS's Fantasy: Mrs. Reagan Slaps Patti

    10/24/2003 2:20:32 PM PDT · 47 of 73
    ao98 to Inspectorette
    I think the confusion over this scene in the movie was caused by Newsmax. Here's part of the script from Drudge's website. Newsmax has combined two exerpts from the script together.
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    One camp scene shows Nancy and Ron both standing nude [wrapped in towels] when they first learn from NBC's John Chancellor they have won the election.

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    Pages 32, 33 of script:

    INT. REAGANS' HOUSE -- PACIFIC PALISADES -- DAY

    A FILM CREW is swarming all over the living room, setting up lights, cameras, etc. Reagan sits in the middle, putting on his own make-up.

    INT. UPSTAIRS -- PATTI'S BEDROOM

    Nancy arguing with Patti, (age 5), who won't come down.

    NANCY: Come on, Patti. They're all set to go.

    PATTI: No. I won't. I want to stay up here and play.

    Nancy grits her teeth, and takes Patti by the wrist.

    NANCY: No arguing. We're going down, right now.

    PATTI: No! No! No! No! NO! NO!

    Nancy reaches out, and slaps Patti. Patti reels, holding her cheek. Nancy freezes.
  • CONTROVERSY: Texas A&M Gives Ted Kennedy 'Bush Award for Public Service';

    10/04/2003 8:50:28 AM PDT · 27 of 52
    ao98 to McLynnan
  • CONTROVERSY: Texas A&M Gives Ted Kennedy 'Bush Award for Public Service';

    10/04/2003 8:10:05 AM PDT · 18 of 52
    ao98 to Clara Lou
    Here's the real title, and a link Kennedy To Receive Bush Public Service Award.

    This is a stupid thing for the Library to do, but I get some comfort in knowing that Kennedy will get the same award as a former Communist Dictator and a Chancellor involved in a bribery scandal.

  • Donald O'Connor, dead at 78

    09/27/2003 4:06:20 PM PDT · 9 of 104
    ao98 to Lizavetta
    Entertainer Donald O'Connor Dies at 78
    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES - Entertainer Donald O'Connor, who combined comedy and acrobatics in the show-stopping "Make 'Em Laugh" number in the classic movie "Singin' in the Rain," died Saturday, his daughter said. He was 78.

    O'Connor, who had been in declining health in recent years, died of heart failure, his daughter, Alicia O'Connor, told The Associated Press.

    It was in the '50s that O'Connor made the films for which he was best known - a series of highly successful "Francis the Talking Mule" comedies and movie musicals that put his song and dance talents to good use.

    Songs in movie musicals are often touching or exciting, but O'Connor performed a rare feat with a number that were laugh-out-loud funny.

    The best, 1952's "Singin' in the Rain," also starred Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds and took a satirical look at Hollywood during the transition from silent to sound pictures.

    As he sings "Make 'Em Laugh," O'Connor dances with a prop dummy and does all manner of amusing acrobatics.

    "Someone handed me a dummy that was on the stage," he recalled in a 1995 Associated Press interview. "That was the only prop I used. I did a pratfall and we wrote that down. Every time I did something that got a laugh, we wrote it down to keep in the number."

    The American Film Institute's list of the top 100 American movies ever made ranked "Singin' in the Rain" at No. 10.

    Among O'Connor's other '50s musicals were "Call Me Madam," "Anything Goes" and "There's No Business Like Show Business."

    He said it was a fluke that he landed in so many musicals, nothing he started out as a "straight" actor. He also said his song-and-dance image came with a downside.

    "Back then, when you were typecast that way, it was very difficult to get dramatic parts," he recalled. "Look at Fred Astaire, who was a darn good actor."

    The "Francis" series of comedies, which featured a bumbling O'Connor and a talking mule, began in 1949. A few years later, the man who directed them created the "Mr. Ed" TV series.

    O'Connor quit the "Francis" series in 1955, saying, "When you've made six pictures and the mule still gets more fan mail than you do ...."

    O'Connor also had some success in television. He won an Emmy for "The Colgate Comedy Hour" in 1954 and appeared in "The Donald O'Connor Texaco Show" from 1954 to 1955.

    Born in Chicago to circus performers who went into vaudeville, O'Connor joined his family's act when he was an infant. He made his film debut at age 11 in a dancing scene with two of his brothers in "Melody for Two."

    As a contract actor for Paramount, he played adolescent roles in several films, including Huckleberry Finn in "Tom Sawyer - Detective" (1938). He was Bing Crosby's kid brother in "Sing You Sinners" (1938), which he later ranked as one of his favorite roles.

    When he grew too big for child roles, he briefly returned to vaudeville, but was soon back in Hollywood playing high-energy juvenile leads opposite such actresses as Gloria Jean and Susanna Foster.

    In recent years, he continued working when he found a project he liked, such as appearing in an episode of "Tales From the Crypt."

    But he said he had little desire to leave home for long stretches. He and his wife had moved to Arizona after their California home was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

    "Revivals are so popular now. But doing one would mean being out in cold, cold New York for a year, a year and a half," he said. "I'd rather do something where I go in and work a week, maybe three days. Get it done and come back home."
  • Navratilova to enter public service in 2005

    09/24/2003 11:49:26 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    ao98 to Mr. Bird
    I think your right, she says her favorite novel is "The Fountianhead"
  • Letter from Iraq

    09/09/2003 10:01:52 AM PDT · 8 of 29
    ao98 to Pan_Yans Wife
    Great letter.

    Here's a link to the original thread.Thanks from Iraq

  • DISNEY/MIRAMAX SET TO RELEASE FILM DEPICTING AMERICA MILITARY AS DRUG DEALERS, CRIMINALS

    07/14/2003 10:07:57 AM PDT · 20 of 24
    ao98 to aBootes; tellw
    The movie is based on 1993 anti-military novel that was a big hit with the liberal elite. Here's what the liberals at the Sundance film festival think of this movie:

    Gregor Jordan (Two Hands) returns to Sundance with Buffalo Soldiers, a high-pitched romp that teeters between drama and farce, delivering a welcome antidote to the onslaught of recent glorifications of all things military.

    It is 1989 on an American base in Germany, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Special fourth class soldier Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) and his gang of GI accomplices are heavy into a regular regime of pilfering supplies, haggling on the local black market and keeping a thriving drug business by cooking up drugs right under the base commander's (Ed Harris) nose. When they accidentally stumble onto two truckloads of highly sophisticated weaponry worth millions, the opportunity is too good to pass up. The only fly in the ointment is the new top sergeant (Scott Glenn), who takes one look at the flashy Rolex a soldier sports and decides to kick butt. Elwood, in return, takes one look at the sergeant's hot daughter and decides to fight back.

    Jordan has crafted a brilliant piece of subversion with clever, robust characterizations that are nailed by the distinguished cast. Phoenix and Glenn are wildly entertaining as adversaries, but it is Harris who turns in an amazing performance that epitomizes military ineptitude and career torpor.


  • DISNEY/MIRAMAX SET TO RELEASE FILM DEPICTING AMERICA MILITARY AS DRUG DEALERS, CRIMINALS

    07/13/2003 4:07:57 PM PDT · 33 of 72
    ao98 to chasio649
    Ed Harris is also a big supporter of Planned Parenthood. He got an award from them, and during his speech he thanked his wife for making him pro-abortion.
  • DISNEY/MIRAMAX SET TO RELEASE FILM DEPICTING AMERICA MILITARY AS DRUG DEALERS, CRIMINALS

    07/13/2003 3:44:49 PM PDT · 23 of 72
    ao98 to Paul Atreides
    This movie was a big hit at the Sundance film festival. Here is their official review:

    Gregor Jordan (Two Hands) returns to Sundance with Buffalo Soldiers, a high-pitched romp that teeters between drama and farce, delivering a welcome antidote to the onslaught of recent glorifications of all things military.

    It is 1989 on an American base in Germany, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Special fourth class soldier Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) and his gang of GI accomplices are heavy into a regular regime of pilfering supplies, haggling on the local black market and keeping a thriving drug business by cooking up drugs right under the base commander's (Ed Harris) nose. When they accidentally stumble onto two truckloads of highly sophisticated weaponry worth millions, the opportunity is too good to pass up. The only fly in the ointment is the new top sergeant (Scott Glenn), who takes one look at the flashy Rolex a soldier sports and decides to kick butt. Elwood, in return, takes one look at the sergeant's hot daughter and decides to fight back.

    Jordan has crafted a brilliant piece of subversion with clever, robust characterizations that are nailed by the distinguished cast. Phoenix and Glenn are wildly entertaining as adversaries, but it is Harris who turns in an amazing performance that epitomizes military ineptitude and career torpor.

    This movie was made in 2001, but put on the shelf after Sept. 11. If the reviewer for the Sundance festival loved it, you know the movie is crap.

  • Construction work continues on the Clinton Library

    07/11/2003 11:05:39 AM PDT · 10 of 18
    ao98 to laweeks
    Here's the website of the library with the truth.
    http://www.counterclintonlibrary.com
  • Ann Coulter Just Brought Down the House With More Hillary Comments on Barbara Walters 'The View'

    06/25/2003 10:14:47 AM PDT · 161 of 281
    ao98 to Rummyfan
    Peter Boyle played the Senator in a biased 1977 TV movie called "Tailgunner Joe". Since he played the man, he has named himself an expert.
  • Navy Accepts Delivery of Ronald Reagan

    06/21/2003 5:36:32 PM PDT · 29 of 76
    ao98 to oceanview
    No. The USS Carl Vinson(CVN70) was launched in 1980 and Carl Vinson died a year later.
  • Navy Accepts Delivery of Ronald Reagan

    06/21/2003 5:21:19 PM PDT · 19 of 76
    ao98 to AngrySpud
    Here's the ship's seal. It's not "Go Ahead, Make My Day.",but I like "Peace through strength."

  • FIVE TOUGH QUESTIONS BRUTAL BARBARA WALTERS WOULD ASK ADOLPH HITLER

    06/08/2003 8:12:38 PM PDT · 19 of 39
    ao98 to doug from upland
    Adolph, those pesky Jews are always complaining about your leadership. Why do you think their so skeptical?
  • US Navy Starts Work on Next Class of Carriers [Brian's Military Ping List]

    05/11/2003 7:05:46 AM PDT · 7 of 107
    ao98 to AngrySpud
    The liberals have already done it, the USS Jimmy Carter is being built right now. It is the third in the Seawolf class of nuclear submarines. At least it's not a carrier.
  • Dixie Chicks' Album To Drop From #29 to #45 On This Week's Billboard!

    04/21/2003 2:11:24 PM PDT · 33 of 47
    ao98 to familyofman
    The dixie chick's tour tickets went on sale the first of March. Most of the tour sold out in a few days. It was a few weeks later when Maines made her anti-bush comments. After that 10's of thousands of ticket holder's tried to get their money back with no luck.
    The chick's are going to perform on sold out tour, to alot of empty seats.
  • Radio Host Plans Alternate To Dixie Chicks Show

    03/31/2003 9:24:21 PM PST · 3 of 17
    ao98 to Delta 21
    Here's a link to Mike Gallager's army events website. The Featured Headliner is "The Marshall Tucker Band".
  • SADAMM:FRENCH MEDIA MOGUL

    02/27/2003 6:30:06 AM PST · 2 of 5
    ao98 to arthur003
    Here's the list of magazines owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. http://www.hfmus.com

    Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. (HFM U.S.) is the New York-headquartered subsidiary of Hachette Filipacchi Médias, the world's largest magazine publisher. HFM U.S. reaches nearly 50 million readers in the U.S. through its 18 titles including American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications. In addition to the magazines, HFM U.S. includes Hachette Filipacchi Custom Publishing, integrated marketing, database, market research and Hachette Enterprises.


    Hachette Enterprises is a division that combines all of the company's brand and content-leveraging activities into one strategic unit. This group manages the company's licensed merchandise initiatives in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America; content syndication and reprint business; the sales of branded products; the development of foreign editions; and the re-purposing of HFM U.S. content from varied domestic and international archives.


    Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. is a subsidiary of Hachette Filipacchi Médias S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère SCA.

    1633 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019 Tel. (212) 767.6000






  • Civil Disobedience: anti-war activists plan to disrupt daily activities if war breaks out

    02/25/2003 9:42:30 AM PST · 47 of 86
    ao98 to Contra
    You underestimate their stupidity. Here is a link to a leftists groups plans in Greensboro NC.
  • France fearful of America's cold shoulder as threat of retaliatory trade boycott increases

    02/21/2003 7:40:16 PM PST · 9 of 107
    ao98 to T Minus Four
    They have three brand names in America.
    Sorrento
    President
    Mountian Farms

    Here is their website address. http://www.lactalisusa.com/