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  • Reba McEntire: Fans Don’t Pay ‘Hard-Earned Money’ to Hear My Political Opinions

    02/09/2017 8:41:48 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 8, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    <p>Country music superstar Reba McEntire is the latest artist to endorse the idea that entertainers should not preach their political opinions to their fans.</p> <p>The View co-host Joy Behar broached the topic with McEntire Wednesday by referencing rapper Drake’s recent F-bomb-laced anti-Donald Trump rant. “F*ck that man!” Drake told a sold-out crowd in England after a lengthy screed about Trump dividing Americans.</p>
  • Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’

    01/18/2017 5:54:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’ By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump says he wants “the people” — not the celebrities — at this week’s inaugural events and that there will be crowds “rarely seen before.” “Many of the celebrities that are saying they’re not going — they were never invited,” Mr. Trump said in an interview that aired Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people.” “And we have the biggest celebrities in the world there —...
  • Liberal West Coast

    11/08/2016 8:29:56 PM PST · by zerosix · 9 replies
    Self | Self
    Will the last "star leaving Hollywood, please turn out the lights?
  • Stephen Colbert Slams Senate for Failing to Pass Gun Control Bills

    06/22/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 6/22/2016 | Nick Paschal
    Stephen Colbert was angrier than usual with the Senate after they failed to pass any of the proposed gun control bills this week. The Late Show host had a hard time believing that they couldn’t come together on something that so many Americans agree on, saying, “Ninety-two percent of Americans want to expand background checks for gun buyers, and you just ignore them. Since when does 8 percent of the population get to have total control of an issue?”
  • Taylor Swift Is The Top Earning Musician of 2015

    05/06/2016 9:53:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 5/5/2016 | Cady Lang
    Between adding to her ever-growing celeb squad and feigning shock at winning yet another award, Taylor Swift is continuing her quest for world domination by claiming the title of top earning musician in 2015. The pop princess topped Billboard‘s Top Money-Makers list for 2015, beating out heavy hitters like Adele and One Direction with a total revenue of $73.5 million. The majority of her earnings for the year came from her wildly successful 1989 World Tour, clocking in at $61.7 million.
  • Van Zandt: Show nixed because N Carolina law is 'evil virus'(springstien)

    04/09/2016 8:15:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 4/8/2016 | unknown
    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation that's like an "evil virus" spreading around the U.S. Van Zandt told The Associated Press they decided not to perform Sunday in Greensboro because of the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms based on their biological sex and bans state lawsuits for any type of workplace discrimination.
  • Sanders Sees Trump Backers as His Allies

    12/27/2015 5:14:30 PM PST · by VinL · 72 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/27/15 | F.Schwartz
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday he thinks he can persuade supporters of Republican front-runner Donald Trump to back him in the 2016 race. Mr. Sanders, an Independent senator from Vermont, said on CBS that his message about economic inequality can appeal to Trump backers who are angry about lower wages and job losses. "Many of Trump's supporters are working class people and they are angry," Mr. Sanders said. "What Trump has done successfully, I would say, is take that anger, take that anxiety about terrorism and say to a lot of people in this country, look, the reason...
  • Katy Perry Wants You to Know Your Climate Presence Causes Children to Suffer (Awww)

    12/08/2015 10:08:20 AM PST · by rktman · 72 replies ^ | 12/8/2015 | Erin Aitcheson
    Want to tell people that they are hurting children around the globe? Use a pop star and a fake newscast to soften up the guilt trip. In a video reminiscent of a bad episode of “Who Wore it Better,” pop superstar Katy Perry channeled her inner Anchorman in a burgundy pantsuit while she “forecasted” the climate threat in a video for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund.) UNICEF, a humanitarian program of the UN that provides assistance to mothers and children in developing countries, advocates for a strong legally binding global agreement to be the result of the Paris conference.
  • Car Crash Kills 2 in Korean Girl Band

    09/07/2014 9:29:17 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | Sept 7, 2014 | Newser Editors
    A second member of the South Korean band Ladies' Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said today. Kwon Ri-sae, 23, better known as Rise, died this morning at a hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul. She had been unconscious after undergoing hours of emergency brain surgery following Wednesday's accident. Fellow band member Go Eun-bi, 22, died shortly after a van carrying the group crashed into a guard rail on a rain-drenched highway near Seoul.
  • Boycott Obama Supporters in Hollowood

    08/06/2011 1:23:41 PM PDT · by Roger-SD · 27 replies
    Impeach Obama Now!! San Diego ^ | 8/6/2011 | roger-sd
    This page is dedicated to all of the Hollywood and other entertainers that supported Barack Obama in 2008 and their cult-like zombie fans that followed them like lemmings in voting for the Messiah. They often hold occult, religious beliefs, similar to Obama, that see the current/traditional American system as being evil, a system that must be overturned, in order to bring on a utopian, socialist system. This is part of the teachings of Black Liberation Theology, the seditious and racist doctrine of Obama’s pseudo-Church in Chicago, Trinity United Church of Christ. See also, the related "Boycott Oprah" page on FaceBook....
  • Travel Like a VIP on a Small Budget in Asia

    04/30/2010 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 30 2010 | Alice Winters
    Rarely are currency exchange rates as good for the American dollar as that of Asian countries. In Asia, the American dollar carries a lot of clout and with the recent devaluation of the USD; it is a good thing that these countries offer an excellent trip for so little cost to Americans.
  • Entertainers put on a show for troops in Southwest Asia

    12/09/2009 3:42:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 327+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman David Dobrydney, USAF
    12/9/2009 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- A "kid" kept servicemembers entertained for hours here Dec. 6: triple-platinum recording artist Kid Rock. Kid Rock brought his Twisted Brown Trucker Band, along with comedian Carlos Mencia and singer songwriter Jessie James, here as part of Tour for the Troops 2009. The Tour for the Troops 2009 is sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command. "This is a real concert, just like one that you would get back home from us," Mr. Mencia said. This is the third time Mr. Mencia participated in Tour for the Troops. "I don't feel like it's a...
  • New Pentagon Channel Podcast Brings Troops, Entertainers Together

    02/27/2009 4:34:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 206+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2009 – The Pentagon Channel is giving troops a chance to get to know their favorite entertainers a little better with a new video podcast called “Command Performance.” The podcast consists of an interactive session with popular entertainers, using questions submitted online by military members and their families. “‘Command Performance’ is designed to reach more of our audience members and is one of the many products the Pentagon Channel produces to keep servicemembers and their families informed and entertained,” Brian Natwick, the channel’s general manager, said. The broad range of questions submitted and the entertainers’ answers...
  • Etta James truly miffed about Obama snub, but was kidding about disliking Beyonce

    02/05/2009 4:35:47 PM PST · by LottieDah · 4 replies · 548+ views
    Etta James truly miffed about Obama snub, but was kidding about disliking Beyonce BY Carrie Melago DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Updated Thursday, February 5th 2009, 6:37 PM Etta James and Beyonce at the premiere of "Cadillac Records." Related News Articles Etta James takes shots at Beyoncé and President Obama Beyonce sings 'At Last' for Obamas first presidential dance Etta James classic sung by Beyonce is smash hit at President Obama's ball Singer Etta James says she was only trying to get a laugh when she said she "can't stand" Beyonce and made fun of President Obama's ears during a concert...
  • Entertainers Join Elmo to Help Military Families Find ‘New Normal’

    01/30/2009 4:21:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 232+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2009 – Sesame Workshop will air a PBS special April 1 aimed at helping military families cope with changes. Actor/singer Queen Latifah and singer John Mayer will join Elmo to present, “Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change.” The special carries a message for children whose parents suffered a physical or psychological wound in combat. “Rosita’s father is in a wheelchair and [she] talks to Elmo about her feelings,” Barbara Thompson, director of the Defense Department’s Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth, said. “Elmo very graciously says, ‘You need to talk to your dad about that.’”...
  • Lessons From the Celebrity Doping Scandal

    01/17/2008 6:11:09 AM PST · by JZelle · 7 replies · 163+ views ^ | 1-15-08 | Daniel Engber
    Congress heard testimony today on the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball, but the biggest steroid news of the week comes from the entertainment world. According to a report published Sunday in the Albany Times-Union, an ongoing drug investigation in New York and Florida has turned up the names of five prominent entertainers—Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, and Tyler Perry. According to the newspaper, anonymous sources reveal that "Blige and other stars were shipped prescribed human growth hormone or steroids," and four of the five received shipments of both drugs. You may not be...
  • Entertainers Begin Holiday Tour of Overseas Bases

    12/17/2007 3:20:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 119+ views
    SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 17, 2007 – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael G. Mullen is bringing United Service Organizations entertainers to visit with troops in seven countries in the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe through the next week. Airmen at a Southwest Asia air base enjoy the comedy of Robin Williams during the first stop of the 2007 USO holiday tour, Dec. 17, 2007. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “We want to thank as many servicemembers as we can,” Mullen said. “The holidays are...
  • Comedians Entertain Troops in Iraq

    07/29/2007 1:32:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 592+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Benjamin Gable, USA
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, July 29, 2007 – Comedians Dave Attell and Scott Kennedy are keeping troops laughing during an eight-stop USO-sponsored comedy tour for servicemembers deployed to the Operation Iraqi Freedom theater of operations. Dave Attell performs his comedy routine during a USO-sponsored show July 25 on Camp Adder in Iraq. Attell is traveling with fellow comedian Scott Kennedy. This was the one of eight tour stops in theater. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert W. Valenca  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Attell may be best known for his travelogue show on Comedy Central, "Insomniac," where...
  • 2008 A REEL RACE

    01/26/2007 7:04:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 244+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2007 | NILES LATHEM and IAN BISHOP
    January 26, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - A political star wars premiered yesterday as Hollywood's top celebs began choosing sides with either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton found herself in an unexpectedly heated clash for Hollywood cash after three mega-moguls and longtime supporters announced they are holding a glitzy L.A. fund-raiser next month for Obama.
  • Ben Harper’s latest CD personal and political (barf alert!)

    05/25/2006 8:49:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 274+ views
    AP ^ | May 25, 2006
    As its title suggests, Ben Harper’s ambitious new release “Both Sides of the Gun” has a split personality. Divided into two unlabeled nine-song discs (a special boxed edition contains a third CD of alternate takes and a live version of his 1999 “Burn to Shine” album track “Beloved One”), the set favors softer, acoustic-oriented and more personal songs on one program, harder-edged topical rockers on the other. It further separates the joy of his recent marriage to actress Laura Dern and his concern over current events like the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.
  • Where is Hollywood on immigration?

    04/25/2006 9:24:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 714+ views
    Washington Post ^ | The Washington Post | Darragh Johnson
    WASHINGTON — Here's how it goes, pretty much: Controversy hits. Celebrities chime in. You've got your Kanyes trash-talking Bush after Katrina, and your Martin Sheens railing against the war in Iraq. You've got Susan Sarandons and Tim Robbinses agitating for Haitian refugees, and on a really good day, you've got Gulf Coast Savior Sean Penn commandeering a small boat, not just talking the talk, but rowing the row. Now the immigration debate is hot. But the celebrity squawk is, well, not. Where are the celebrities? Hello, Hollywood? Hellooo?
  • Jennifer Aniston: Seven Things* I&#8217;d Rather Talk About ... Than the Men in (or Out) of My Life

    11/06/2005 10:48:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 740+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Nicki Gostin
    #6 -- The state of the world. How about that indictment?! And why did it take so long to respond to the crisis in New Orleans? Everything is imploding. It all seems to lead back to our dear president.
  • Insomniacs invade Manas (Entertainers Supporting Troops)

    09/16/2005 6:29:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | Master Sgt. Lisa Polarek
    MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- They came fired up and ready to entertain the troops, and that is exactly what comedians Dave Attell and Scott Kennedy did here Sept. 14. The two stand-up comedians have been touring U.S. Central Command hot spots entertaining everyone from Florida Army National Guardsmen at a forward-deployed location to Airmen and Soldiers at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. No matter where they went, Mr. Attell and Mr. Kennedy said they enjoy the time they spend with the military. “I love coming down and talking to the guys and ladies, just showing our support,” Mr. Attell...
  • Live 8

    07/05/2005 3:22:18 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 12 replies · 851+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | July 5, 2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    It is always amusing when extremely wealthy entertainers stage a concert to eradicate poverty. They appear on stage, and do interviews, before and after the concert, criticizing other wealthy people and politicians. What is never mentioned is that they arrived at the venue by private jet or helicopter, lodging at five star hotel suites that cost several thousands of dollars per night. What is even more amusing is when the liberal mainstream media proclaim – as the Philadelphia Inquirer did the next day - that the concert did not communicate the message properly because they did not speak with moral...
  • 3 Doors Down, Macy Gray Among Inaugural Performers

    01/04/2005 7:02:01 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 13,934+ views
    Entertainment - Reuters/Billboard ^ | 1-4-05 | Bill Holland
    WASHINGTON (Billboard) - With the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Bush (news - web sites), visitors to the capital won't be able to swing a cat next week without hitting a ball or party. Although there will be free daytime festivities open to the public during inauguration week, the closed soirees are the hot tickets. The nine "official" nighttime balls, all sponsored by states' societies, most set for Jan. 19, command most of the attention. All are closed affairs reserved for the Republican Party faithful, with campaign contributors flying in from all over the country. There are also boatloads of...
  • Top Entertainers to Perform at Conference Honoring Wounded Vets

    12/03/2004 11:17:04 AM PST · by anymouse · 16 replies · 800+ views
    1st Annual Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute Begins December 8 MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes 1st Annual Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute will feature top name musical entertainment including Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, and Chely Wright. The schedule of entertainment follows: Thursday Night -- December 9th * Toby Keith -- Award winning country music singer-songwriter with the current hit single "Mockingbird," from his just released album Toby Keith Greatest Hits 2. * Lee Ann Womack -- The Grammy Award-winning Country star has sold...
  • Carnival Cruise Lines and re-election of Bush (FUN)

    11/09/2004 5:17:06 PM PST · by SheLion · 27 replies · 1,568+ views
    11-09-04 | Mike Bearden
    Carnival Cruise Lines and re-election of BushPosted By: Mike Bearden < Send E-Mail> ( Wednesday, 3 November 2004, at 6:19 p.m.We at Carnival Cruise Lines didn't forget that a lot of entertainers had promised to leave the country if George W.Bush were to be re-elected President.With that in mind, we have a Special Offer for those who still want to keep their promise!Attention: Would Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell and her wife, Ed Asner, Janeane Garafalo, Whoppi Goldberg, Al Franken, Michael Moore, Cher, Phil Donahue, Rob Reiner(apparently still a "meathead"), Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, as well as the entire staffs of...
  • No, You Shut Up (and Sing)

    09/10/2004 7:34:00 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies · 932+ views
    o-weekly ^ | 09-09-04 | Jim Washburn
    And furthermore, shut up, all of you who are telling musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and such to shut up. "I paid to hear Don Henley sing, not to listen to his political views," whines the ticket holder."Who the hell does Sean Penn think he is, going to Iraq?" fumes the talk-radio guy."Bruce Springsteen thinks making millions with a song-and-dance routine allows him to tell you how to vote," grouses conservative New York senate candidate Marilyn O'Grady, announcing her "Boycott the Boss" campaign.Even quasi-liberal Irvine Mayor Larry Agran sympathized with the people who booed Henley at the Pacific Amphitheatre recently after...
  • Entertainers for Bush

    09/05/2004 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 6 replies · 1,152+ views ^ | 09-06-2004 | Sensei Ern
    We have kept a list of entertainers that are against Bush. I have joined, and am promoting Entertainers For Bush. Please check out the site, and if you are an entertainer, and your contract does not prevent it, please consider joining the ranks. Sensei Ern
  • DFU SONG: Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen and the clueless lefties in the dark)

    08/04/2004 9:53:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 686+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - DANCING IN THE DARK They get stoned every evening...who would listen to what they say? A hangover come is just like this each and every day From their words we grow weary...they're flapping their gums to hear themselves Lives so dreary...they need pills and some mental helpTheir minds run on empty...they say foolish things just for a lark Why should we listen?...they are just clueless lefties in the dark They're getting more outrageous...they pretend that we aren't at war Among them it's contagious...they're acting like they're Osama's whore From their words we grow weary...they're flapping their...

    02/11/2004 11:10:46 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 4 replies · 158+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | February 11, 2004 | Timothy Rollins
    BOOBY PRIZE by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher February 11, 2004 With more than a week having passed since the Super Bowl bra-ha-ha in regards to the halftime show that I didn't see but couldn't help hearing about, it's clear we have an element in our society that elevates itself above the rest of us mere mortals. They're called celebrities. Whether they be actors, musicians, news and television personalities or even Members of Congress, they seem to think they're above the ordinary rules of acceptable conduct, common decency and even the rule of law that the rest of us are...
  • American Rapper DMX Arrested for Using Profanity During St. Kitts Concert

    06/28/2003 7:44:37 PM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 40 replies · 5,393+ views
    AP ^ | June 28, 2003 | Clive Baccus
    American Rapper DMX Arrested for Using Profanity During St. Kitts ConcertBy Clive Baccus Associated Press WriterPublished: Jun 28, 2003 BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (AP) - Authorities arrested American rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night before on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, police said. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was released on bail of $376 until Monday, when he is due in Basseterre Magistrate's Court. The 32-year-old rapper left the Caribbean island on Saturday afternoon, but he pledged to return for his court date. "I'll go to court on Monday,"...
  • Freedom of Speech Does Not Mean Guaranteed Popularity for Celebrities

    04/18/2003 7:55:19 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 41 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | April 18, 2003 | John Nowacki
    As actor and left-wing activist Tim Robbins complains about how unfairly he and Susan Sarandon are being treated these days, you can almost hear the world's smallest violin playing in the background. Until it was abruptly canceled, Robbins and Sarandon were scheduled to appear at a Baseball Hall of Fame salute to their movie Bull Durham. The Hall's president decided to can the whole event, saying the couple's opposition to the war in Iraq undermined the U.S. position and "ultimately could put our troops in even more danger." It's not the first time their anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom statements have...
  • It's Time for the Silent Majority to Speak Out

    03/17/2003 5:55:35 AM PST · by Columbine · 9 replies · 235+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 17, 2003 | Bobby Eberle
    Putting up with the inane comments from the Hollywood left may seem overwhelming at times. After all, we are told by the likes of Martin Sheen, Janeane Garofalo, and Mike Farrell that Saddam Hussein is not a threat to us or his neighbors. We are told that inspections can work. From their gas-guzzling limos, we are told that this is a war for oil. Now, Nashville has stepped in, through the mouth of Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, to lend its "influence" to the "debate," and many Americans are left wondering, "What's next?" Overwhelming? Yes. Hopeless? No. For the...
  • Does liberalism run amok in Nashville as well as Hollywood?

    05/22/2002 7:40:01 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 12 replies · 229+ views
    foreverfree | 5/22/02 | foreverfree
    Two months ago an excellent thread attempting to explain the liberalism prevalent in the entertainment industry ran on FR.That discussion focused on Hollywood. Now, I'm not one who lives and dies with country & western music, fashion and culture, and I've never been to Tennessee, but, noting, for instance, that Nashville, the center of country music and, more to the point of this thread, headquarters (I think) of the Southern Baptist Convention, is never mentioned in FR discussions of the liberal entertainment culture. Being based in the buckle of the Bible Belt, is the country music industry the bastion of...