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  • TBS, A&E Fail GLAAD's Report on LGBT-Inclusive Programming

    08/03/2011 4:12:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 3, 2011 | Lindsay Powers
    ABC Family airs the most inclusive LGBT programming, according to GLAAD's annual Network Responsibility Index report, released Wednesday. Of its 103 hours of original primetime programming, 55 percent included LGBT-inclusive images that also reflected the ethnic and racial diversity of the LGBT community.
  • Internet providers to act against online pirates

    07/08/2011 10:20:43 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Lisa Richwine
    Consumers who illegally download copyrighted films, music or television shows might see their Internet speed slowed or access restricted under an industry anti-piracy effort announced on Thursday. U.S. Internet service providers, including Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable Inc, Cablevision Systems Corp and AT&T Inc agreed to alert customers, up to six times, when it appears their account is used for illegal downloading. Warnings will come as e-mails or pop-up messages. Read the rest here:
  • 2 Men Arrested In Plot To Murder Singer Joss Stone

    06/15/2011 2:22:33 PM PDT · by OUTKAST · 23 replies
    Police have arrested two men in connection with a plot to rob and murder British soul singer Joss Stone. BBC confirms the men, ages 30 and 33, were arrested after police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area near the singer’s home in Cullompton, England. The two were found with swords, maps of the singer’s home, ropes. forensic-style overalls and a body bag in their possession. “Police attended an address in Cullompton after alert residents notified officers about a suspicious-looking vehicle. Officers attended the area at around 1000 BST and subsequently arrested the occupants of a red...
  • Gov Christie, Tom Kean,Brendan Byrne together with Buzz Aldrin and others

    06/09/2011 10:59:28 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 3 replies ^ | 6/9/2011 | Allison Ebner
    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, honored those who have both ties to New Jersey and have made “invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond.” This year’s inductees included: John Basilone, Tony Bennett, Governor Brendan Byrne, Mary Higgins Clark, Admiral William Halsey, Franco Harris, Leon Hess, Queen Latifah, Bucky Pizzarelli and Joe Theismann. Martha Stewart, John Travolta and Bruce Willis
  • Tenn. passes Web entertainment theft bill

    06/02/2011 7:47:54 PM PDT · by MichiganMan · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6-1-2011 | Sheila Burke and Lucas L. Johnson II
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login — even with permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody. The bill, which has been signed by the governor, was pushed by recording industry officials to try to stop the loss of billions of dollars to illegal music sharing. They hope other states will follow. The legislation was aimed at hackers and thieves who sell passwords in bulk, but its sponsors acknowledge it could be employed...
  • All hail Adele for committing the music industry’s worst sin

    05/28/2011 1:00:47 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 27th, 2011 | James Delingpole
    Is Adele the bravest, craziest, most downright wonderful star in the history of pop? After what she has just told Q magazine on the subject of tax, I think she might well be. Here’s what she said: “I’m mortified to have to pay 50 per cent! [While] I use the NHS, I can’t use public transport any more. Trains are always late, most state schools are ––––, and I’ve gotta give you, like, four million quid – are you having a laugh? When I got my tax bill in from [her album] 19, I was ready to go and buy...
  • American Idol: Jennifer Lopez Loves James Durbin [Video Last Night's Performance Starring Durbin]

    04/28/2011 7:35:31 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 39 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 28, 2011 | By Alexandra Gratereaux
    Getty April 26, 2011: American Idol 10 Singer James Durbin arrives at BritWeek's VIP launch reception of the 5th annual BritWeek at the British Consul General's residence in Los Angeles, Calif. Of the six American Idol 10 contestants remaining, none impressed judge Jennifer López more than rock-and-roll fiend James Durbin. Durbin, 21, had López dancing and smiling Wednesday night as he showed a softer, more romantic side while performing Carole King's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow." "I thought from the beginning," said López excitedly, "it was magical. "You had me moving here for the first time all night," she...
  • (Video) The E True Hollywood Story: Sarah Palin Airs Tonight 10pm - 4/21/11

    04/21/2011 7:27:13 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 25 replies
    Video Introduction of the E True Hollywood Story Sarah Palin which Airs Tonight 10pm 4/21/11
  • Philadelphia Orchestra filing for bankruptcy (to escape union contracts)

    04/18/2011 1:54:57 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies
    CBSNews/AP ^ | 04/18/2011 | Staff
    (CBS/AP) The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, long considered one of the best in the nation, will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra.
  • Cartoon explains what Hollywood liberals are trying to do

    04/12/2011 12:18:39 PM PDT · by Triton42 · 8 replies
    A very funny video about how the left has infected the entertainment media as much as they have the news media. They care about spreading liberal propaganda almost as much as making money. I guess that explains all of the anti-war movie duds over the years! Liberal Hollywood Explained
  • He's back! Arnold returns to acting in 'Governator'

    03/30/2011 6:45:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2011
    NEW YORK — With his years as governor behind him, Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon return to his acting career with a new animated TV series. The planned action-comedy cartoon is called "The Governator," according to A Squared Entertainment, a partner in the venture. It will focus on a superhero living a double life as an ordinary family man.

    03/28/2011 8:17:50 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 12 replies
    I just had a crazy idea for a movie! The cast shall be Russel Brand, Jack Black, and Zach Galifianakis. They will get drunk(for real) and then that's the end of the script. The rest will be improv. For two hours.
  • Battle: Los Angeles: Movie Review

    03/13/2011 10:09:41 AM PDT · by Neoavatara · 66 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | March 13, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Battle: Los Angeles is one of those movies and geeks and nerds have dreamed about their entire lives. What would it be like if an alien force came to earth, was openly hostile, and the war began? How would we fight? This is a war movie, in the truest sense. Its closest Hollywood analogue would have to be Black Hawk Down...which says a lot about this current film. This is not Will Smith in Independence Day, happily flying around killing bad aliens. This is war, in it grittiest Hollywood iteration.
  • Reality TV show seeks Swedish-Americans

    03/01/2011 3:08:40 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 27 replies
    The Local/kh ^ | 02/28/2011 | The Local/kh
    Swedish producers are scouring the United States for Americans with Swedish ancestry to take part in a new reality television series that will bring participants to Sweden to compete in cultural challenges. With a nationwide casting call underway in the US, Swedish producers have put the shout out for fun, outgoing Americans with Swedish ancestry to participate in a new reality television series “The Great Swedish Adventure.” The series seeks to take Americans, who have even the tiniest fraction of Swedish lineage, on a journey throughout Sweden to discover the land, the culture heritage and their roots. “It's Americans who...
  • Tracy Morgan: Sarah Palin remark ‘a compliment’!

    02/25/2011 8:55:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 25, 2011 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
    “30 Rock” funnyman Tracy Morgan isn’t amused by the backlash over his off-color Sarah Palin comment or the cyber whipping he took after undergoing a kidney transplant with an ex-galpal’s donated organ. But they’re “life experiences” that he’s likely to cover during his two practically sold-out shows at the Wilbur Theatre tomorrow. “I don’t hold my tongue for nobody,” said Morgan, who plays the lovable yet clueless comic Tracy Jordan on the hit NBC sitcom.
  • Man shot dead for eating popcorn too loudly during Black Swan

    02/21/2011 11:21:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies · 3+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | February 21, 2011
    Police said they had arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of shooting a 42-year-old fellow audience member who later died of his wounds. The conflict took place as the credits rolled during a screen of the Oscar-nominated film "Black Swan", according to police in the Baltic state. Witnesses told the Latvian news agency Leta that it arose over how loudly the deceased man was eating his popcorn. Gun-crime is relatively rare in Latvia, a European Union nation of 2.2 million.
  • A strange night for the Grammys (Sums up the today's entertainment)

    02/14/2011 3:10:31 AM PST · by greatdefender · 145 replies · 2+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | February 14, 2011 | DAVID BAUDER
    Much like the music world itself, the Grammy Awards is a colorful train wreck of a television show. Inexplicable results and mesmerizing performances mixed with the mundane added up to a generally unsatisfying evening for CBS Sunday. Unless, of course, you're Lady Antebellum. The Grammys are barely an awards show anymore. As the music business has splintered and sputtered in recent years, the Grammys have become a performance show, advertising musicians who need the attention. Show producers don't even bother with a host anymore. For the first hour of Sunday's show, only one trophy was given out — for a...
  • Video Games On The Front Lines

    02/12/2011 7:28:08 PM PST · by Saije · 2 replies
    Kotaku ^ | 2/12/2011 | Brian Ashcraft
    Long hours, hard work, crap weather. Then there’s the boredom, the long hours of boredom, followed by the bursts of heart-pounding adrenaline. This is war. And it’s video games that keep many of those serving in the world they’ve left behind. This is video games as a way to stay connected, a way to stay sane, a way to make friends when friends matter most and even a way to feel the love of a spouse left behind. They alleviate boredom in the bunkers, on the battlefield and even in commando centres overlooking silos stacked with nuclear missiles. For much...
  • Last Tango in Paris Star Maria Schneider Dies

    02/03/2011 10:01:09 AM PST · by Borges · 52 replies · 2+ views
    People ^ | 02/03/11 | Peter Mikelbank
    French actress Maria Schneider, who starred as Marlon Brando's lover in director Bernardo Bertolucci's sensational 1972 Last Tango In Paris, has died in that city, PEOPLE has confirmed. She was 58 and had suffered with cancer. The daughter of French actor Daniel Gelin and a Parisien bookshop owner, Schneider was l9 when she was cast in only her second screen role opposite Brando, who was then 48. Three years later, she appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in the existential drama The Passenger.
  • Della Reese Bids Farewell to John Dye: 'He Was My Angel Boy'

    01/18/2011 7:23:59 AM PST · by Racehorse · 3 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 January 2011 | Bryan Alexander
    Della Reese says that she, Roma Downey and John Dye were very much "a family unit" during CBS' long-running series Touched by an Angel. But that family suffered a heavy loss with Dye's death at age 47 this week. "Roma, John and I were a family unit. We worked together every day for seven years," Reese tells The Hollywood Reporter. "We acted like a family. We lived like a family. I felt what he felt." "He was my Angel Boy, that's what I called him." The actor died from a heart attack Monday at his home in San Francisco.