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  • Erin Popovich Cause of Death: Wife of Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Dies Aged 67

    04/19/2018 9:51:18 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 4/19/18 | Dan Cancian
    Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died on Wednesday (April 18) at the age of 67 after a long battle with illness. The couple married four decades ago, while Gregg was serving as assistant coach at the Air Force Academy between 1973 and 1979. Erin is survived by her two children—Jill and Mickey—and two grandchildren.
  • Broadway, TV actors share stage with Marjory Stoneman Douglas students

    04/17/2018 2:28:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 4/16/18 | M Seiden
    Charity event held at BB&T Center For nearly three hours Monday night, Broadway and television entertainers shared the stage with star students from Stoneman Douglas High School. For some Broadway actors, like Eitan Benson, who grew up in Coral Springs, the benefit concert was all about the children. “When I saw what happened in February, I was devastated...
  • Netflix Accused of Violating U.S. Tax Law in Bonuses to Top Executives

    04/11/2018 9:34:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/11/18 | Eriq Gardner
    A shareholder sues Netflix board members with the allegation they "rigged the compensation process, guaranteeing Netflix officers huge cash payments while misleading investors into believing that these payments were justified by attainment of real performance goals."
  • From Jesus to Roseanne, 'Deplorables' and The Faithful Owned All of Pop Culture Last Week

    04/03/2018 1:20:18 PM PDT · by ethom · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Apr 2018 | John Nolte
    For just one week, the leftist blacklisters who run popular culture allowed Trump supporters and the Faithful a shot at playing in the game, and look at what happened — we took the place over and the results were Roseanne’s viewership record, ratings wins, and big profits at the box office. Who could have ever predicted such a thing? After all, there are only about 150 million of us.Someone once made a joke about how the late Roger Ailes was a genius to figure out that with roughly half the country alienated by the left-leaning mainstream media, a Fox News...
  • Herb Meyer Predicted the USSR's collapse and Remains Ever the Optimist about 21st Century World

    03/27/2018 11:55:48 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Fall 2016 | Grant Wishard, Paul Kengor
    Herb Meyer would be commended by the intelligence community for his extraordinary 1983 memo predicting that America was going to win the Cold War — this at a time when virtually no one (other than Ronald Reagan and Bill Casey) thought winning was possible. Today his task remains the same. It should come as a revelation to those glued to the 24-hour news cycle that things aren’t as bad “out there” as we think. The evening news never reports the countless airplanes that land on time and unharmed, or the daily billions who walk through malls and shopping centers without...
  • Don't Politicize Sports and Entertainment

    03/23/2018 7:18:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    One thing that defines liberals is their incessant desire to push political messages into every time and space. Their "compassion" and "inclusion" is perpetually shoved in our faces. That problem has metastasized under President Trump. The urgency of their "resistance" is knocking down all the barriers. Don't they know that most Americans don't want politics invading every sphere? Can't they see that audiences of sporting events and awards shows are suffering? They would plead that TV ratings for everything are down because fewer people are buying cable or satellite TV. But now we have evidence that this endless politicization is...
  • Care home hires pole dancers to keep elderly residents entertained

    02/22/2018 8:43:57 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 22 Feb 2018 Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/22/care-home-hires-pole-dancers-keep-el | Joe Roberts
    A care home has hired pole dancers to keep its elderly residents entertained. Pictures from the latest performance show residents watching the dancers acrobatically spin around a metal pole in sports bras and knickers. It’s been branded ‘inappropriate’ by local councillors, who said they were ‘staggered’ by the choice of entertainment. But bosses at Fairmile Grange home in Christchurch, Dorset, defended its decision to hire the dancers, the youngest being 10-years-old. Izzy Nicholls, operations and quality director for Encore Care Homes, which runs Fairmile Grange, said: ‘At Fairmile Grange, relatives and residents requested more modern-style activities.However, Councillor Peter Hall said...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 5

    02/11/2018 3:57:49 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 66 replies
    me | 2/11/18 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • Clint Eastwood Celebrates Heroes in ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

    02/10/2018 10:02:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | John Hanlon
    When Clint Eastwood’s 2016 drama Sully arrived in theaters, many people thought they knew the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger. They thought they knew what happened after the heroic pilot safely landed his malfunctioning plane on the Hudson River in 2009. The film showed otherwise. It offered a revealing look back at the media frenzy and investigation that ensued after that January day. 15:17 to Paris, Eastwood’s latest feature, tells a more traditional story. The new drama stars three real-life heroes who helped prevent a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015. Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 4

    02/05/2018 5:08:51 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 55 replies
    me | 2/5/18 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. SWEET 16! 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please be clear.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - title - act
  • Hostiles Review: Thoughtful Western showcases strong characters

    02/03/2018 7:06:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2018 | John Hanlon
    The new Western Hostiles begins with an unshakably violent event. A small family is attacked and brutalized by a group of Native Americans. There’s no justification for the violence. Only bloodshed. There’s no moral ambiguity in that sequence but as the film tells a larger story, moral ambivalence takes center stage as the story explores the omnipresence of violence in the Old West. Set in 1896, the feature stars Oscar winner Christian Bale as Captain Joseph J. Blocker. Blocker is a weary warrior who has seen his share of violence and engaged in his share of battles. He’s seen friends...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 3

    01/29/2018 4:39:27 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 109 replies
    ME | 1/29/18 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • Hillary Clinton’s ‘Spiritual Advisor Cameo’ Surpasses By Far Her Grammy Act

    01/29/2018 12:54:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/18 | Judi McLeod
    In the meantime she’ll wait for Shillady’s “Sunday” while working with the entertainment industry proving that real life really is stranger than fiction Hillary Clinton’s Grammy audio book edition cameo reading extracts from the largely discredited book ‘Fire & Fury:Inside the White House’—incredibly Agence French Presse-described as “lighthearted” cannot possibly compare with her real life cameo of “spiritual advisors”. Incidentally, nothing Hillary Clinton ever does is in any way light or clean hearted, AFP. But for hypocrisy and outrageous lies Clinton’s Spiritual Advisor Cameo should win her “the grammy’s in the bag” status for life.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) - ROUND 2

    01/21/2018 5:42:10 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 168 replies
    me | 1/21/18 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '70s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 28 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '70s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in brackets along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 1

    01/14/2018 7:57:12 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 126 replies
    me | 1/14/18 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '70S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '70s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. NO equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will ONLY be counted if the "ballot" is COMPLETE. *ROUND 1* We begin by taking the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets of 64 for the...
  • (Vanity) Participate in the 70s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/13/2018 6:52:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 72 replies
    me | 1/13/18 | me
    Who wants to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '70s? 3 years ago I ran a "tournament" to pick the best songs of the '80s, based first on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best are included! You can view how this played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts That's what I want to do for the '70s. (Wouldn't mind doing it for other decades, either!)
  • Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts (tr)

    11/28/2017 7:39:49 AM PST · by RightGeek · 91 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | 11/28/2017 | Roger Friedman
    Full title: Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts in Main Cateogories The Grammys in New York took a weird turn this morning as the nominations were a shocker: Ed Sheeran’s best selling “Divide” did not get an Album of the Year nod, neither did albums by Lady Gaga or Kesha. Instead, the Grammys went mostly for R&B and rap: Jay Z, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, who is really the actor Donald Glover. CBS must be plotzing. (I’m thrilled because I love the Childish Gambino album.) Indeed,...
  • R.I.P. The Sound 100.3 Replaced by a Christian Music Station

    11/18/2017 4:43:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 35 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Andy Hermann
    At 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 16, classic rock station KSWD "The Sound" 100.3 FM went off the air with side two of The Beatles' Abbey Road. The move came as a result of a deal The Sound's parent company, Entercom, struck with the FCC to divest three of its stations in exchange for regulatory approval of its $1.7 billion merger with CBS Radio, which also owns several stations in the L.A. market, including KROQ. The 100.3 FM frequency was sold to Educational Media Foundation for an undisclosed amount. EMF, based in Rocklin, owns 770 FM stations and translators and...
  • 'Gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated' - Improbable CEO

    11/03/2017 9:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Tech World ^ | November 3, 2017 | Scott Carey
    The CEO of London startup Improbable spoke about the possibility of virtual worlds and gaming being an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated. Herman Narula, the co-founder and CEO of Improbable Worlds Limited, a London startup building the infrastructure for massive virtual worlds to be developed, says that "gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated". While speaking at Wired Live in London yesterday the CEO directly referenced science fiction from The Matrix, author William Gibson and Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One. It is this last reference which seems the...
  • A Cord cutter's review of Sling TV

    11/03/2017 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Company Man · 46 replies
    vanity posting ^ | November 3, 2017 | Company Man
    I recently subscribed to Sling TV. This is to report my experience so far.