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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: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/07/us-internet-piracy-idUSTRE7667FL20110707
  • 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
    Newjerseynewsroom.com ^ | 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
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 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.
  • MOVIE IDEA

    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.
  • What would happen if Sarah Palin suggested a more assertive US trade policy?

    01/18/2011 2:42:21 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    (vanity)
    Sorry for back-to-back trade policy vanities. Was reviewing the posts just now, and got to pondering. The left reflexively opposes Sarah Palin. They don't know why, I think it's they're having flashbacks to Anita Bryant. Meanwhile the right, is in a coma, regarding our trade policies. Willfully ignoring the problem, IMHO. Solution to both problems:
  • 'Entertainment' Media Join Chorus Blaming Conservatives for Shooting

    01/12/2011 9:32:07 AM PST · by patriotgal71 · 21 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 1/12/2011 | Matt Philbin
    It was no less depressing for being predictable. News of the horrendous Jan. 8 shooting of Democratic Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 17 others had just broken when some on the left were exploiting it to malign conservatives. Yet the left has blamed the “vitriolic” rhetoric of conservatives and the Tea Parties as inciting violence. The mainstream media has enabled and even joined liberals in tarring the right with inciting political violence, right down to the gossip, entertainment and “lifestyle” outlets.
  • Is Kathy Griffin Going Too Far Targeting 16-Year Old Willow Palin?

    01/05/2011 12:05:09 PM PST · by greatplains · 43 replies
    Fox News online ^ | 01/04/11 | Hollie McKay
    Kathy Griffin announced her New Year’s resolution to continue a verbal assault on the Palin family. Only in 2011, the comedian said she intends to target Sarah Palin’s 16-year-old daughter, Willow. "I've already gone for Sarah, Todd and Bristol obviously," Griffin told The Hollywood Reporter. "But I think it's Willow's year to go down. In 2011, I want to offend a new Palin.” Could Griffin be switching to a younger, easier Palin target following her Bristol backfire in December?
  • Discovery Pulls Michael Jackson Autopsy Special

    01/03/2011 2:00:04 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 32 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 1/3/2011 2:46 PM ET | RTT
    The U.K.'s Discovery Channel has reportedly pulled its upcoming documentary Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson. The move comes after complaints from the singer's estate and a public outcry from fans. According to a new report from nymag.com, the network yanked the special out of respect for the trial of Jackson's physician Dr. Conrad Murray. "Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Jackson's estate, the broadcast of the medical documentary has been postponed indefinitely," network reps said in an official statement. Earlier this month, reps from Jackson's estate submitted a heated...
  • Ultimate Catfight

    12/04/2010 8:51:37 PM PST · by tanuki · 15 replies
    Tetrapod Zoology ^ | 30 November 2010 | Darren Naish
    When you discover something new on the internet, you usually find - minutes or hours later - that everyone else already knows about it, and you're just late to the party. And so it is here. But what the hell. Petya Cosmos recently alerted me to this hilarious, and interesting, video. The drama, the suspense, the sheer, epic scale of what unfolds, the music from Predator... make sure you have the volume turned up loud... [NB - only watch the video if you can have the sound on too].
  • Surprise: Sarah Palin's Ratings Rise

    11/30/2010 4:02:26 PM PST · by unseen1 · 70 replies · 1+ views
    theHollywoodreporter ^ | 11/30/10 | James Hibberd
    Sarah Palin's fortunes are improving on TLC. Ratings for the politican's Alaska-based reality show grew for her third episode, reversing course after dropping sharply last week. Sarah Palin's Alaska delivered 3.5 million viewers Sunday night, rising 17% at the conclusion of the holiday weekend. Normally when ratings go down double digits for a second episode, the third outing generally falls at least a little, but not in this case. Palin may also have benefited from some weaker competition (ABC had the Country Music Awards the previous week). Even so, this is great news for TLC. The Alaska episode to watch...
  • A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States (Sarah Palin Responds to 'North Korea' Media Smear)

    11/25/2010 5:17:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 163 replies
    Facebook ^ | Thursday, November 25, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma...
  • Another Publisher Out at Entertainment Weekly

    11/20/2010 3:40:47 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 11/19/10 | by Nat Ives
    Just when Entertainment Weekly seemed to be rolling the boulder back up the hill, Time Inc. told EW staff this morning that its publisher of the last two years, Ray Chelstowski, is leaving. Mr. Chelstowski informed Paul Caine, president and group publisher of the Style & Entertainment Group at Time Inc., that he has decided to leave EW, Mr. Caine said in a staff memo. No successor was named. "I will be communicating a plan shortly, and my door is open should you have any thoughts or suggestions," said Mr. Caine, himself a former EW publisher.
  • Michelle Obama and friends see 'Fela!' on Broadway

    11/19/2010 8:49:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) — An audience at "Fela!" on Broadway this week got an extra thrill when an unannounced guest arrived — the first lady. Michelle Obama joined six girlfriends at Thursday evening's performance of the Tony Award-winning musical about Fela Kuti, the Afrobeat artist and Nigerian political activist.....
  • Vile Huffington Post Puts Brisol & Willow Palins Private Facebook Comments Online

    11/16/2010 10:19:19 PM PST · by Retired Intelligence Officer · 104 replies · 1+ views
    This is breaking on Huffington Post. I looked at the comments and don't believe Palins kids said these things. The comments are private on facebook with Palins kids. Bristol supposedly commented on a comment from one of Willows classmate who posted on Facebook that Sarah Palins Alaska would fail. Willow then chimed in and called the guy a faggot and then went on a tirade back and forth as other people joined in the argument slandering Sarah and bringing up the Nailin Palin porn video and also calling Bristol fat. Again I personally believe all this Facebook page is fabricated...
  • Intimate portraits of 'Mama Grizzly' Sarah Palin with her cubs in Alaska

    11/13/2010 6:43:03 PM PST · by Retired Intelligence Officer · 221 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | November 13th, 2010 | Staff writer
    She told People magazine in an interview this week that the show was an opportunity to showcase Alaska and its hard-working people, adding that she hoped it would 'correct some untruths out there'. She also shrugged off recent comments by Republican political strategist Karl Rove who said that making a reality TV show diminished her credentials as a serious contender for high political office. 'I'd like Karl Rove to come up to Alaska and see me being in a man's world,' Palin told People magazine.
  • Vanity: Fox News Panelist Liz Trotta Agrees With Karl Rove: Palin's Alaska Is Unpresidential

    11/13/2010 12:38:19 PM PST · by Retired Intelligence Officer · 442 replies
    I was appalled at Liz Trotta and 3 other conservative guest panelist (that I couldn't name) on this afternoons Fox newswatch hosted by Jon Scott all agreed that Palins new reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska on the Discovery Channel was very unpresidential and it would sink her any chances for the White House. The topic was that liberal advocacy groups were asking for the Discovery Channel to pull the plug on it. The consevative commentator Liz Trotta then said that she agreed with Karl Rove that this was a bad move for Palin. Trotta then goes on to take a...
  • Barack Obama's dumb 'Daily Show' Jon Stewart appearance and the President's diminishing brand

    10/27/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 30 replies
    President Barack Obama should make the most of his "Daily Show" appearance on Wednesday night - charming the pants off Jon Stewart and the crowd, as he did when he showed up there two years ago. It's a terrific show, Stewart is a great interviewer and Obama makes good television. Then, the President should cancel all future trivial media appearances. While they may have kept him personally popular, in broad terms they've degraded the Obama brand. Obama's handlers were supposed to be smarter than this. They were supposed to use his celebrity strategically to advance his agenda. Instead, they've been...
  • Hollywood Fundraiser For Rahm Emanuel

    10/22/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline.com ^ | October 22, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    ...five well-known Hollywood Democrats -- David Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim Saban, and Ari Emanuel -- are hosting a November 4 fundraiser for Ari's brother Rahm Emanuel in his bid to become Chicago's next mayor. Rahm, a former Democratic U.S. Representative from Illinois' 5th Congressional District (2003-2009), resigned as President Obama's White House Chief Of Staff on October 1 to throw his hat into the mayoral race following the retirement of Richard M. Daley whose last name more or less owned that political office the way most families would takeover the dining table. The Hollywood fundraiser will be held...
  • A Time to Remember “Leave it to Beaver” and the America We Left Behind

    10/20/2010 6:52:48 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 19 October | Selwyn Duke
    This past Saturday, Barbara Billingsley passed away at the age of 94. For those of you scratching your heads but acquainted with 1950s television, Billingsley played the ever-gracious and loving, hearth-and-home mother June Cleaver in the classic sitcom "Leave It to Beaver." ...In fact, LITB is certainly preferable to America’s new reality, one in which, as Talbot says himself, parents raise children “in a less secure, divorce-prone, sometimes violent world.” Of course, this is an admission that there was an old reality. It was a time when the family was intact, the out-of-wedlock birthrate was low, and the biggest problems...
  • Producer Sues Donny and Marie Osmond for 'Deceitful Dealings'

    10/07/2010 10:00:13 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7, 2010 | Hollie McKay
    Chip Lightman, producer of the “Donny & Marie Show” at the Flamingo in Las Vegas filed a lawsuit last week in the Clark County District Court against veteran entertainers, Donny and Marie Osmond, and their production company for “deceitful dealings” and an attempt to avoid giving him financial profits after the show was extended into 2012.American, good-natured image that he presents to the public, defendant Donny’s conduct has been anything but… He has conducted himself in a manner that is underhanded, devious, fraudulent and greedy,” states in the compliant. “Despite Marie’s seemingly innocent nature, she too is liable for the...
  • President Obama turns a N.J. man into a 'Celebrity Magnet'

    09/23/2010 2:28:03 PM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 46 replies
    Northjersey.com ^ | 9/19/10 | Willimam Lamb
    FRANKLIN LAKES — The way Tom Murro tells it, a chance encounter with President Obama on a Martha's Vineyard golf course last summer had a transformative effect on him. Among Tom Murro's high-profile run-ins: President Obama, Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and Kathie Lee Gifford. Suddenly, the Franklin Lakes father of two became the "Celebrity Magnet," known for an uncanny ability to attract, rub elbows and be photographed with some of the world's most famous people. Last April, Murro folded the mortgage company he had run for two decades and took to chronicling his exploits and conquests online at celebritymagnet.com. "Some...
  • 7 Reasons Why Conservatives Should Embrace Lady Gaga.

    09/21/2010 12:36:53 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Much has been written of late concerning pop star Lady Gaga and her political statements. The criticism she’s received from many quarters has in my view been excessive and has completely missed the fact that on balance Gaga is using her fame in a positive way to promote what are often essentially conservative ideas – albeit in a decidedly countercultural context. I suspect it is this context which causes many conservatives to dismiss her because it’s simply not in their nature to take anyone with such an outlandish public persona seriously. While it’s undeniably true that Gaga has not always...
  • Bristol Palin's 'Dancing With the Stars' song: "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"

    09/20/2010 7:03:31 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 149 replies · 1+ views
    Washinton Post ^ | September 20, 2010; 4:53 PM ET | By Lisa de Moraes
    As we reported earlier today, for her very first outing on ABC's dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars," Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and America's Most Famous Unwed Teen Mom, will do the Cha Cha to "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)." [Insert your double entendre joke here.] Here's a preview of the hit Three Dog Night tune from 1970: Music
  • KATHY IRELAND SEES NEW LOW IN POLITICS

    There are so many warning signs that negativity is devouring honest political discourse in our country, and one of these recently made me a very unwilling part of it. When misogyny becomes part of victory at any price, our democracy is embarrassed and endangered. Here's what happened, and here's why I'm angry and why I feel any American of whatever party or gender should be furious too. Suddenly it was widely reported on the Internet that a GOP political blog in Minnesota had posted a disgusting video that proclaimed Republican women -- candidates and supporters -- are attractive and that...
  • The Liberal Mentality

    08/26/2010 6:27:55 AM PDT · by CardShark · 4 replies
    Underneath Politics ^ | 8/26/10 | Raymond Winthorpe Coleman IV
    The fact that liberals dominate the entertainment industry is amusing. Mention conservatives to a showbiz professional and they'll likely throw a hissy fit. Yet, when you compare behavior they consider acceptable with the policies of conservatives... Let's take David Letterman... The supposedly monogamous Mr. Letterman used his immense power and fame to sleep with many young female underlings, while, during his nightly chat-fest, routinely criticizing Republicans for being disgraceful enough to attempt to lower the taxes of gainfully employed Americans attempting to raise their children while not letting money issues become a burden on their faithful relationships.
  • Martha's Vineyard man hopes to thank Obama with Jackie Robinson photo

    08/22/2010 6:43:43 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/20/2010 | Mark Arsenault
    OAK BLUFFS — During last year’s Obama family vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, part-time island resident Tom Murro and his daughter, Lauren, got to meet the president at Farm Neck Golf Club. This year, Murro and his daughter are coming back to the Vineyard, to try to complete a long effort to present the president with a gift, to thank him for making the time to pose with them for photographs last year. “Gifting Obama isn’t easy” said Murro, who doesn’t want to chance damaging the gift—a photograph—by mailing it, and can’t figure out how to get it to the president....
  • Something Wonderful: RightNetwork is launching 9/8/10 (video)

    08/17/2010 8:41:05 AM PDT · by jdfromny · 7 replies
    American Digest ^ | 8/16/10 | Gerard Van der Leun
    Yes, RightNetwork. "All that's right with the world." Editor in Chief? Gerard Van der Leun rightnetwork.com
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: Movie Review

    08/13/2010 6:12:37 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 5 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | August 13, 2010 | Neoavatara
    This has been an excellent year for comic book afficionados. Between Kick-Ass (which may have been the best of the bunch), Iron Man 2, and the anticipatory orgasm going on over The Green Lantern, Thor, and the Avengers, comic book geeks have never had it so good. And now comes Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. For many, Scott Pilgrim is an enigma. It is a comic book, but not one that mainstream non-comic book viewers have read. So this is in many ways the public's introduction to the character. And what an introduction.
  • Wyclef Jean Confirms He's Running for President of Haiti

    He took center stage leading the Haiti earthquake relief, and now Wyclef Jean has confirmed he's running for president of his native country. The rapper told Time.com he plans to announce his candidacy Thursday, just days shy of Saturday's deadline. "If not for the earthquake, I probably would have waited another 10 years before doing this," the Haitian-born superstar said Tuesday night. "The quake drove home to me that Haiti can't wait another 10 years for us to bring it into the 21st century." Jean, 37, collected donations for earthquake relief through his charity, Yele Haiti. "If I can't take...
  • Inception: Movie Review

    07/16/2010 5:42:40 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 35 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | July 16, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Inception, the new movie by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Memento) and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is probably the best movie of the year. But it is certainly not for everyone. Nolan has become a master of new storytelling, and Inception is no exception. This movie is a mixture of Memento, with a touch of the Matrix and The Dark Knight mixed in. The movie is based on the concept of extraction. Extraction is performed by memory experts, in this case Dom Cobb (Dicaprio) and Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who is Cobb's key partner. There usual jobs entail invading a person's memories...
  • New family-friendly TV movie to air on NBC

    07/12/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | July 11, 2010
    Hollywood, Calif., Jul 11, 2010 / 07:08 pm (CNA).- A new family movie, “The Jensen Project,” is scheduled to air on NBC TV next Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m. CST as part of an effort to increase appropriate family entertainment.The Vote With Your Remote movement is bringing the movie to television in response to persistent requests for more family-friendly programming. The plot of the movie focuses on Claire and Matt Thompson and their teenage son, Brody. The family is involved with a secret community of geniuses known as The Jensen Project, who do research and share it anonymously to...
  • 'Harry Potter' Star in Family Feud Over Hindu Beau

    07/03/2010 1:45:58 AM PDT · by saundby · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 02, 2010 | Jo Piazza
    The father and brother of a British actress who starred in the more recent "Harry Potter" movies have been charged with threatening to kill the 22-year old actress, apparently in disapproval of her boyfriend. The actress, Afshan Azad, played Harry’s classmate Padma Patil in the popular series. Her father, Abdul Azad, 54, and her brother, Ashraf Azad, are accused of threatening her in May during a fight at her Manchester, England, home. The brother is also accused of assaulting her. Details of the alleged threats and assault weren't immediately clear, but prosecutors have said the Muslim men did not approve...
  • It’s the Little Things: TV Edition

    06/30/2010 5:38:59 AM PDT · by Stoutcat
    Grand Rants ^ | 06-30-10 | Alan Speakman
    I got to thinking about the insidious nature of television commercials, and started a quick compilation of “little things” which, taken singly seem innocent enough, but which, when bombarded throughout the 24-hour cycle, are little short of damning in their flaunting of flat-out rudeness and out-and-out celebration of bad behavior…
  • Rick Santelli: "America always comes back. We ARE exceptional!"

    06/29/2010 10:39:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/29/2010 | CNBC
    CNBC's Rick Santelli explaining what the tea party movement can do for the nation.