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  • “TEN COMMANDMENTS” SCORES (Old Charlton Heston Movie top rated show on Sunday Night)

    04/21/2014 7:00:14 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    On Easter Sunday night, more Americans watched “The Ten Commandments” on ABC than any other show, even allowing for the fact that the audience was not as big as last year’s. What was most telling was how it creamed the religious fare shown on the Travel Channel and the Science Channel. The Travel Channel gave us “Greatest Mysteries: Holy Land,” a one-hour presentation that took the viewer on a rambling ride through hidden rooms and caves looking for the Holy Grail; a guest appearance by Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS, rounded out the first segment. The Shroud of...
  • Former NRA president Charlton Heston to get US Post Office stamp

    02/23/2014 1:52:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 02/22/2014 | unknown
    The United States Postal Service has announced that former NRA President Charlton Heston will be honored with his own stamp. The stamp is part of their “Legends of Hollywood” series, and while the specific issue date has not yet been determined, it will be issued sometime in 2014. Heston was a five term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a tireless advocate for Second Amendment rights and will always be remembered by the NRA faithful for his “cold, dead hands” speech delivered at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Former NRA president Charlton Heston to get US Post Office stamp

    02/23/2014 6:53:10 AM PST · by diverteach · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/22/2014 | Mike Picionne
    The United States Postal Service has announced that former NRA President Charlton Heston will be honored with his own stamp. The stamp is part of their “Legends of Hollywood” series, and while the specific issue date has not yet determined, it will be issued sometime in 2014. Heston was a five term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a tireless advocate for Second Amendment rights and will always be remembered by the NRA faithful for his “cold, dead hands” speech delivered at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The speech was...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Khartoum"(1966)

    09/15/2013 2:02:07 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966
  • At RNC event, speaker says African Americans have taken a back seat to gays, immigrants

    08/26/2013 9:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 26, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    The Republican National Committee commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a luncheon Monday. The most rousing speech of the luncheon came from Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises. Woodson criticized black leaders over Trayvon Martin, the black Florida teen who was shot to death by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted in Martin’s death. Woodson, who is black, said groups including gays and immigrants have been prioritized over poor black people in American society. “Everybody has come in front of them on the bus...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Buccaneer"(1958)

    05/26/2013 12:02:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Remembering Charlton Heston, a.k.a. Chuck

    04/05/2013 6:03:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4-1-13 | Andrew Linn
    This upcoming Friday, April 5, will be the 5th year anniversary of the death of Charlton Heston, one of the greatest actors of all time. His best known roles include The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Show on Earth, Midway, Planet of the Apes, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes. But Chuck was also known for his political activism. He was originally a liberal Democrat, even supporting the Gun Control Act of 1968 (when asked why he did that, he replied, “I was young and foolish”). But soon aftewards...
  • Success of 'The Bible' Series Makes History Channel Top Cable Network

    04/04/2013 10:55:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2013 | Katherine Weber
    Mark Burnett's "The Bible" miniseries concluded this past Sunday with strong ratings, attracting 11.7 million viewers, 14 percent higher than its previous week of 10.3 million viewers. "The Bible" miniseries' great success resulted in the History Channel being the top cable network, both in total viewership and with adults ages 25 to 54, for the month of March. The episode's finale, which featured Jesus' crucifixion, death, and resurrection aptly on March 31, Easter Sunday, received 3.8 million viewers among adults ages 18 to 49 and 4.6 million viewers among adults ages 25 to 54, according to Nielsen ratings. As Deadline...
  • 'Ten Commandments' Rerun Beats Jim Carrey, Tina Fey & 'Girls'

    04/02/2013 5:23:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/1/13 | John Nolte
    According to Nielsen, ABC's annual rebroadcast of Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956) pulled in 5.9 million viewers Saturday night. The religious epic, which stars Charlton Heston as Moses, has been a ratings winner for ABC every year since 1973 when the network first began its tradition of airing the classic over the Easter/Passover weekend. Last year the re-broadcast won its timeslot. This year, it was beat by NCAA basketball. Context is what makes this 5.9 million number even more impressive. The Ten Commandments is not only 57 years-old, but it is also not an obscure film. In 1973,...
  • FOX News Host Greg Gutfeld: Jim Carrey lost to a dead man (Watch Video)

    03/30/2013 12:48:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/29/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    After issuing a ruthless take-down of actor Jim Carrey, FOX News Host Greg Gutfeld responded to Jim Carrey's complaints about the network for mocking his parody video ridiculing Charlton Heston and gun owners. In the video, Carrey sings that, "Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn't take him up to heaven like he planned, because they couldn't pry the gun from his cold dead hand." Gutfeld added that Carrey had come out of the fight looking moronic. "That’s why our country’s great, because washed-up comics have...
  • Jim Carrey -- Not 'Dumb & Dumber,' Just Ignorant

    03/28/2013 5:50:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Gun control advocate comedian/actor Jim Carrey becomes the latest Hollywood leftie to trash legendary actor and former NRA head Charlton Heston. About his new anti-Heston parody song, Carrey tweeted: "'Cold Dead Hand' is abt u heartless mother----ers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids. Sorry if you're offended by the word safety." Lyrics include: "Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn't take him up to heaven like he'd planned, 'cause they couldn't pry that gun from his cold, dead hand. It takes a cold,...
  • TCM movie alert: "Ben-Hur" (1959) tonight at 8:PM E.S.T.

    02/16/2013 4:38:40 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 38 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1959 | Wm. Wyler
    The 1959 winner of 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Actor is on TCM tonight at 8:00 PM EST. It's easy to see how far our culture has fallen when a pro-Christianity film like this couldn't be made by Hollywood today. My favorite scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVlf7OiiTJE
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Big Country" (1958)

    12/09/2012 12:34:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Wm. Wyler
    Today's feature is one of my favorite epic westerns of all time. "The Big Country" features a terrific cast and perhaps the most memorable western score ever by Jerome Moross. Charlton Heston is terrific in an atypically, unheroic role for him. Wm. Wyler was so impressed with him he cast him as "Ben-Hur" the next year. The lovely Jean Simmons is fantastic as well as the beautiful and intelligent school marm whose ranch is the centerpiece of the feud. Of all Gregory Peck's leading ladies, she's the one he had the best chemistry with. The scene where they swap horror...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "55 Days At Peking"

    08/26/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QViEiDjd7Ew
  • Charlton Heston Birthday Tribute on TCM (Vanity)

    10/04/2011 12:33:58 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    TCM ^ | October 4, 2011
    In honor of Charlton Heston's birth, October 4, 1923, TCM is running a selection of his films, all day today. Just discovered this now; many films have already aired but the remainder of the schedule today includes: 5:15PM EST - "55 Days At Peking" (1963) 8:00PM EST - "Knock on Any Door" (1949) 10:00PM EST - "In a Lonely Place (1950) From the biography on TCM's site: Charlton Heston's career as a commanding male lead has provided a one-person Hollywood trek through the pages of world history and a forceful, conservative vision of a world in which America always wins....
  • India's own Charlton Hestons

    12/20/2010 9:43:39 PM PST · by CAGunRights83 · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Global Post ^ | December 20, 2010 | Jason Overdorf
    NEW DELHI, India — At a posh farmhouse outside Delhi, a group of gun enthusiasts gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon to compare weapons, do a little shooting and talk strategy. Software professionals, executives and salesmen in their 30s and 40s, they're typical upper middle-class Delhiwallahs. Except for one thing: While liberal India bemoans the gun culture taking over its metropolitan cities, they're fighting to make sure one day every Indian gets the right to bear arms — American-style.
  • One Year Anniversary of Charlton Heston's death

    BEVERLY HILLS, California, April 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his legendary film career he played saints, geniuses, prophets, soldiers and even the occasional bad guy, but in real life, Charlton Heston was a genuine hero for his defence of civil rights for blacks and for the unborn. His death on Saturday, at age 84, was met with an outpouring of admiration and tributes on the internet and television news and on countless blogs. Admirers lauded him as one of the last of the old-time Hollywood movie stars, and as a man who also embodied in his off-screen life the integrity,...
  • I Like This Gal More And More (Mark Steyn: She's The Gal We Love Alert)

    09/25/2008 6:58:43 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 2,121+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/25/2008 | Mark Steyn
    An Alaska mayor writes to a California newspaper: “Dear Editor,” Palin wrote in 2002. “San Francisco judges forbidding our Pledge of Allegiance? They will take the phrase ‘under God’ away from me when my cold, dead lips can no longer utter those words.”
  • Charlton Heston Day on TCM

    08/28/2008 4:28:52 AM PDT · by opineapple · 13 replies · 156+ views
    6:00am Bad for Each Other (1954) 7:30am Buccaneer, The (1958) 9:32am Short Film: One Reel Wonders: Wrong Way Butch (1950) 9:51am Short Film: One Reel Wonders: Egypt Speaks (1951) 10:00am Khartoum (1966) 12:30pm Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1965) 4:00pm Ben-Hur (1959) 7:44pm Short Film: From The Vaults: Ben-Hur: Behind The Scenes With Glenn H. Randall & Yakima Canutt (1959) 8:00pm Big Country, The (1958) 11:00pm Major Dundee (1965) 1:30am Soylent Green (1973) 3:11am Short Film: From The Vaults: Look At The World Of Soylent Green, A (1973) 3:30am Hawaiians, The (1970) http://www.tcm.com/schedule
  • Click here to find out more! An Antichrist Obama in McCain Ad?

    08/08/2008 9:13:27 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 32 replies · 124+ views
    Time ^ | August 8, 2008 | Amy Sullivan
    ......That's just what some outraged Christian supporters of the Democratic nominee are claiming John McCain's campaign did in an ad called "The One" that was recently released online. The Republican nominee's advisers brush off the charges, arguing that the spot was meant to be a "creative" and "humorous" way of poking fun at Obama's popularity by painting him as a self-appointed messiah. But even this innocuous interpretation of the ad — which includes images of Charlton Heston as Moses and culled clips that make Obama sound truly egomaniacal — taps into a conversation that has been gaining urgency on Christian...
  • No forgiving Charlton Heston

    04/19/2008 8:27:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies · 280+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | April, 8, 2008 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    My grandfather was a college football star who even played for the NFL champs back in 1928, so I was looking forward to seeing George Clooney’s new 1920s football movie, Leatherheads, this weekend. That’s before I found out how Clooney, like many lefties in Hollywood and the news media, had treated the late Charlton Heston. Clooney’s offense took place a few years back. According to Life Site News, “For his conservative stands, however, Heston was attacked and reviled by his Hollywood colleagues. In 2003 actor and leftist political activist George Clooney joked about Heston’s illness [Alzheimer’s disease], and, after Heston...
  • Charlton Heston's legacy

    04/15/2008 1:40:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 135+ views
    siouxcityjournal.com ^ | 2008/04/14 | Michael McNeil
    When Charlton Heston died, not only did Hollywood lose an icon, the world witnessed the passing away of a man worthy of respect outside of his acting credentials. With the exception of a few extreme loon bloggers, the much-deserved tributes poured in. Heston will be remembered by many for his legendary performances. A rule at my uncle’s house every year around Easter is, “Thou shalt watch 'The Ten Commandments.'" The fact this Cecil B. DeMille-directed movie still plays on television on a regular basis more than 50 years after its release is a testament to Heston’s powerful on-screen presence and...
  • Guns and Moses (Dylan: Heston got a bad rap)

    04/09/2008 11:41:27 AM PDT · by pissant · 51 replies · 112+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/7/08 | jeff Ressner
    Last December, Bob Dylan literally stopped the music on his "Theme Time Radio Hour" show to honor Charlton Heston. Following the soulful tune “Eve’s Ten Commandments,” Dylan mentioned Heston’s iconic role as Moses in the well-known biblical epic and added, “Charlton gets a bad rap for his strong conservative beliefs and involvement with the NRA, but truth to tell, he was a strong advocate for civil rights, many years before it became fashionable….” Dylan ticked off Heston’s accolades, including the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award, and then added, admiringly, “Never mind the fact that he’s in a couple of our...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-08-08 (Red State Jackie Sings Charlton Heston Tribute Song)

    04/08/2008 3:39:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 29+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 8, 2008 | Jackie Broyles and PJ-Comix
    A change of pace here for Red State Jackie as he sings a tribute song for Charlton Heston as you can see in this VIDEO. Mostly serious although there is some humor in it. My favorite lines from the song are those mentioning his movie roles: He can win a chariot race, He could wear a Mexican face, Don't you know he could kick a Monkey Man's ass...
  • Charlton Heston, RIP

    04/08/2008 2:26:21 PM PDT · by murdoog · 2 replies · 33+ views
    Actor and political activist Charlton Heston died Saturday at the age of either 83 or 84, depending on which obituary you read. He'd lead a good life. He was politically active , at different times in his life, on both the left and right. He marched with Martin Luther King in the 60's and later became president of the NRA. These are not as disparate as they seem. Both were about fighting for people's rights. The first involved repairing a deficiency in the work of our founding father's, the second involved restoring the work of our founding fathers. Each reflected...
  • Huckabee: Remembering Charlton Heston

    04/07/2008 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 7 replies · 346+ views
    MikeHuckabee.com ^ | April 6, 2008 | Mike Huckabee
    In my first race, I was an unknown candidate running for the United States Senate against a three-term incumbent. Most political figures believed I couldn't win so did nothing to help. There was a major exception: Charlton Heston. When others didn't have time for me, he did. I didn't win that first race, but his encouragement is something I'll never forget. Six years later, I was an incumbent governor running for reelection and Charlton Heston came to two small communities in South Arkansas to do campaign events. The events were stunningly successful, bringing record crowds to these communities who were...
  • Heston's America

    04/07/2008 5:10:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 102+ views
    IBD ^ | April 7, 2008
    Rest In Peace: The headlines announcing Charlton Heston's death peg him as a actor who was a gun activist. He might not have been a real-life Moses, but he was much more than the media give him credit for.Heston died Saturday at age 84. He will be memorialized primarily for his roles in "The Ten Commandments," "Ben-Hur" and "Planet of the Apes,"" as well his defense of gun owners' rights. Those achievements, though, are but a superficial narrative of this dignified man. Unafraid of how he would be received, Heston ran against what became the leftist Hollywood grain. The dear...
  • Heston's political commandment: Thou shalt not abridge gun rights

    04/07/2008 4:37:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 112+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Apr. 06, 2008 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    Associated Press As Moses, Charlton Heston thunderously rallied his people with the Ten Commandments in hand. The tablet of his political life was carved with something else - the Second Amendment. Heston was not just the public face of the gun-rights movement but a good deal of the fire in its belly during a transformational time in the decades-old debate. He lived to see Democrats running away from a cause they once embraced, scared off by the likelihood that they lost the 2000 presidential election in part because of their gun-control advocacy. For a conservative champion like Heston, that was...
  • TCM to honor the late Charlton Heston

    04/07/2008 12:10:48 PM PDT · by holymoly · 76 replies · 177+ views
    UPI ^ | April 7, 2008 | UPI
    LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies said it plans to pay tribute to late Hollywood film star Charlton Heston with a marathon of his movies. Heston, who had suffered from Alzheimer's disease in recent years, died Saturday at the age of 84. The movie marathon honoring him is to take place Friday and will include screenings of his famous films "Ben-Hur," "The Buccaneer," "The Hawaiians," "Khartoum" and "Major Dundee," as well as two showings of an in-depth conversation between Heston and TCM host Robert Osborne in the TCM original special "Private Screenings: Charlton Heston." "Charlton Heston was...
  • How Charlton Heston Saved Academic Freedom at Northwestern University

    04/07/2008 10:36:19 AM PDT · by JulianaJohnson · 10 replies · 123+ views
    Urquhart Media, LLC ^ | April 7, 2008 | Dan Proft
    His autobiography was entitled, "In the Arena" and that is most certainly where Charlton Heston lived his life. When fundamental principles of individual rights and human liberty were at stake, Heston wheeled his chariot into the arena to do intellectual battle. He was the rare iconic figure who did not let his status inhibit him from consistently acting in furtherance of what he knew to be just. News accounts about his passing have detailed his record on civil rights and gun rights but it is on free speech rights that I am able to give eyewitness testimony. There is an...
  • The Man Who Touched Evil and Saved the World

    04/07/2008 10:06:40 AM PDT · by murdoog · 3 replies · 98+ views
    The New York Times | April 7, 2008 | Manohla Dargis
    “What does it matter what you say about people?” Marlene Dietrich asks at the end of that 1958 American masterpiece “Touch of Evil.” She’s talking about the dead cop Hank Quinlan, a mound of stilled flesh and lasting corruption given frightening life by the film’s director, Orson Welles. The man who brings him down is Vargas, the upright Dudley Do-Right Mexican detective with a paint-on tan. Lantern jaw set like a vise, this is of course Charlton Heston.
  • Statement of Wayne LaPierre Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America

    04/06/2008 7:50:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 54+ views
    National Rifle Association ^ | April 06, 2008 | Wayne LaPierre
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 Statement of Wayne LaPierre Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America Sunday, April 06, 2008 Today, my heart is heavy with the loss of Charlton Heston. America has lost a great patriot. The Second Amendment has lost a faithful friend. So have I, and so have four million NRA members and eighty million gun owners. And so has every American who cares about the Bill of Rights, individual liberty, and Freedom. My heart is heavy, but not without a sense of pride. Pride in a man who devoted his...
  • “Soylent Green is People!”

    04/06/2008 6:10:40 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 57 replies · 420+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 April 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Charlton Heston died this week at the age of 84. He had two careers, and both were “larger than life.” His family used that phrase in the statement they issued about his death. They spoke the simple truth. With his furrowed brow, his chiseled chin, his stentorian voice, he was cast in heroic roles from early in his career. But he took on similar roles in life, as the head of the National Rifle Association for five years, but also as a campaigner for issues that mattered to him, such as color-blind rather than color-driven civil rights. He was a...
  • Liars in high places

    04/06/2008 9:33:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 55+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 16, 2000 | Tanya K. Metaksa
    Monday's headlines screamed about the "brawl" between Clinton and the NRA on ABC's Sunday talk show, "This Week." The confrontation made the radio talk shows and the TV news for several days. It started because the NRA is airing ads in which NRA President Charlton Heston chides President Bill Clinton for "lying." When it was the NRA's turn to be interviewed, it took three reporters, Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will, to confront NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre. Cokie Roberts began the questioning by asking Mr. LaPierre if he thought the NRA's new advertisement, which quotes NRA President Charlton Heston...
  • The Great Charlton Heston Dead at Age 83 - Video 4/5/08

    04/06/2008 5:36:25 AM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 45 replies · 484+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | April 6, 2008 | brianinmo
    Here is an outstanding video report on the life and work of the great Charlton Heston, who died Saturday at the age of 83 (some reports are saying 83, others 84). Heston was not only a great actor, but a great conservative leader who stood tall and strong for 2nd Amendment Rights as head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) for several years. He will be greatly missed. . . .
  • Daily Kos Attacking Charlton Heston on His Passing

    04/06/2008 2:06:13 AM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 117 replies · 256+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | April 6, 2008
    Daily Kos Attacking Charlton Heston on His Passing Posted on April 6, 2008 I guess we shouldn’t expect any sense of decorum from Kossacks, but it is pretty lame that they had to unleash their hatred only minutes after the announcement of the passing of famed American actor Charlton Heston. A Daily Kos “diarist” named doriangz started out calling Heston a “gun-nut” and ending with his life and causes being considered “political nutdouchebaggery,” and the incivility just flowed like the opening of a damn from Kos posters’ keyboards after that. Not much respect for a man who’s film career spanned...
  • Charlton Heston dies

    04/05/2008 9:07:23 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 558 replies · 615+ views
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Legendary actor, civil-rights leader and political activist Charlton Heston passed away today, at 84. He died at his home with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, at his side. Heston is survived by his two children, Fraser Clarke Heston and Holly Heston Rochell, and his three grandchildren, Jack Alexander Heston, Ridley Rochell and Charlie Rochell. A private memorial service will be held.
  • ACTOR CHARLETON HESTON DEAD AT 84

    04/05/2008 9:04:36 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 57 replies · 81+ views
    Actor Charleton Heston has died at age 84 according to KABC radio news.
  • Charlton Heston Dead

    04/05/2008 9:04:25 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 46 replies · 110+ views
    http://www.kfi640.com/main.html ^ | 4/5/08 | KFI Los Angeles
    If posted already, delete. Just reported a few ago. One of the good guys.
  • Republicans Also Find Hollywood Money (Rudy/McCain scooping up cash, Fred Thompson mentioned)

    05/02/2007 1:23:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 911+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2007 | Michael Blood
    Republican Rudy Giuliani once derided Hollywood in his Senate bid against Hillary Rodham Clinton. Today, as he pursues the presidency, he's collecting checks from actors Adam Sandler and Kelsey Grammer, and Paramount studio chief Brad Grey. The entertainment industry has always been a wealth of cash for political candidates—a whopping $27.5 million in the 2004 election cycle—and Democrats traditionally have been the top draw. In the last election, $7 out of every $10 from the industry went to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Yet, the latest campaign finance reports show Republicans making some inroads, not only with...
  • Latest on Charlton Heston

    11/29/2006 5:31:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 107 replies · 4,185+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2006 | NewsMax.com
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 4:28 p.m. EST Latest on Charlton Heston For those of us who have watched Charlton Heston in "Will Penny” a dozen times, the recent occasion of the Hollywood icon’s 83rd birthday on Oct. 4 brought back those sharp memories of the laconic aging cowboy soon headed to his last round-up. Despite intense interest in the star’s condition — he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002 — his publicist and family are not responding to requests about his health. Indeed, the last reliable update on Charlton Heston’s battle with the illness came in...
  • 10 Things I Hate About Commandments

    05/19/2006 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 13 replies · 1,154+ views
    You Tube Via Neal Boortz ^ | May 19, 2006 | unknown
    Time for a little Friday sillyness. THis preview answers the all important question: What if they tried to advertize "The Ten Commandments" to today's teenagers? Warning: some graphic language Ten Things I hate about Commandments
  • A Message For All Time (Jason Apuzzo Reviews The 50th Anniversary DVD Of The Ten Commandments Alert)

    03/20/2006 9:38:39 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 698+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 03/20/06 | Jason Apuzzo
    On March 21st, Paramount will be releasing a 50th anniversary DVD set of Cecil B. DeMille's legendary classic, The Ten Commandments - and frankly, the timing couldn't be any better. Why, you may ask? How could a 50 year-old epic from Hollywood's Golden Age still be 'relevant' today? I'll answer that question below - but let's first take a look back at this glorious and important film. The Ten Commandments happens to be the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, adjusted for inflation. When the film was released in 1956, theater tickets cost 50 cents - and the film still...
  • Ten Commandments Movie Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    03/20/2006 2:21:24 PM PST · by beaversmom · 26 replies · 982+ views
    Family News in Focus ^ | March 20, 2006 | Terry Phillips
    Movie is commemorated with a DVD edition. Hollywood’s Past and the Bible’s History haunt us this week as Cecil B. DeMille’s classic renditions of The Ten Commandments are re-released in a collector’s DVD edition. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the second version, the one in which Charlton Heston leads the Exodus. Syndicated radio host and movie critic, Michael Medved says its “it’s amazing how well the movie has held up.” And with a chuckle fondly offers his own opinion. “The Ten Commandments is one of the most endearing and important bad movies ever made. But the movie works.”...
  • Clooney to revive 80s tv icon (Hollywood outdoes itself ruining Magnum PI)

    01/27/2006 2:58:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 135 replies · 3,463+ views
    Tonight ^ | January 26, 2006
    George Clooney is being hotly-tipped to play Magnum PI in a new movie. Film bosses believe the handsome star would be perfect as the suave private investigator, played by Tom Selleck in the classic TV show. A source is quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "He is a big fan of the original series. The part is his if he wants it." Meanwhile, George - who split from on/off girlfriend Lisa Snowdon last year - recently revealed he thinks 2006 will be the year he settles down. The 44-year-old heartthrob - renowned for keeping his romantic life under...
  • Mike Wallace Mocks Charlton Heston

    10/30/2005 8:00:21 AM PST · by JimRed · 19 replies · 1,123+ views
    e-mail Newsmax update | 10/30/2005 | Newsmax.com
    Mike Wallace could be barred by his own network from covering gun-related stories on CBS News. The "60 Minutes" showboat correspondent appeared at a birthday party for columnist Art Buchwald -- a party that was also a fundraiser for the Brady Center, a prominent advocate of gun control laws. At the event Wallace showed a 47-second video of a past "60 Minutes" segment that, by Wallace's own admission, cast former NRA President Charlton Heston in a less-than-favorable light. In introducing the video, Wallace called Heston the "self-righteous enemy of the Sarah and Jim Brady bunch," according to a CBS News...
  • Charlton Heston ‘Missed,' Not Forgotten

    10/11/2005 4:49:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 81 replies · 2,809+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/11/05 | NewsMax
    On Oct. 4, screen legend and former president of the National Rifle Association Charlton Heston turned 82 years old. He still lives at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. - 90210 - with his wife of over 50 years, Lydia Clarke Heston. Tony Makris of Alexandria, Virginia's Mercury Group public relations firm, a longtime friend who handles NRA public relations, tells NewsMax that he had dinner with Heston and family just last Sunday. The famous actor, Makris said, is in the midst of a "quiet retirement." In 2002, Heston was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. His last major public appearance was...
  • NRA Urges Tim Kaine to Stop Misleading Virginia Voters

    06/17/2005 11:00:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 459+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 16, 2005 | NA
    11250 Waples Mill Road    ·Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683www.NRAILA.org NRA Urges Tim Kaine to Stop Misleading Virginia Voters Thursday, June 16, 2005  Fairfax, VA - In a brazen attempt to mislead Virginia voters, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine deliberately misused comments made by former NRA President Charlton Heston.  Kaine’s campaign advertisement implies that Mr. Heston lauded Kaine for reduced crime in Richmond.  In reality, Heston was praising Project Exile, a program implemented prior to Kaine becoming Mayor of Richmond.  Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) stated, “It is shameful and dishonest to manipulate comments...
  • NRA says Kaine ad misleading, wants it halted

    06/16/2005 11:01:30 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 714+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 6-17-05 | Tyler Whitney
    NRA says Kaine ad misleading, wants it halted Candidate defends spot that uses remark by Charlton Heston The National Rifle Association is shooting at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Timothy M. Kaine. In a news release that invoked the name of actor and former NRA President Charlton Heston, Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA's political victory fund, accused Kaine of "a shameful and dishonest" attempt to mislead voters in a recent radio commercial. The ad uses Heston's name. (SNIP) In a conference call with reporters, Kaine stood by the ad. It is "extremely accurate," he said. The Kaine ad says he...
  • NRA statement about liberal Tim Kaine's distortions

    06/16/2005 1:45:42 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 606+ views
    NRA Urges Tim Kaine to Stop Misleading Virginia Voters Fairfax, VA - In a brazen attempt to mislead Virginia voters, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine deliberately misused comments made by former NRA President Charlton Heston. Kaine's campaign advertisement implies that Mr. Heston lauded Kaine for reduced crime in Richmond. In reality, Heston was praising Project Exile, a program implemented prior to Kaine becoming Mayor of Richmond. Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) stated, "It is shameful and dishonest to manipulate comments in an attempt to mislead voters during this gubernatorial campaign. We would...