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  • Obama nominated for an Emmy -- yes, really

    07/12/2014 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | author not listed
    President Obama and HealthCare.gov are in the running for an Emmy this awards season. Obama’s satirical interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns” was nominated Thursday for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment category.
  • What Killed The Romantic Comedy?

    07/12/2014 8:34:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 79 replies
    THE FEDERALIST ^ | 11 JULY 2014 | RACHEL LU
    “You know of course that we could never really be friends… Men and women can’t be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way.” That’s from the 1989 romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally.” But you already knew that. It’s a famous movie and a famous line, and in the 25 years since Nora Ephron’s classic swept the box office, people still love this hilarious and heartwarming tale of true friendship melting into true love.
  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • What Obvious Child (Movie) gets right about abortion

    06/27/2014 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/27/2014 | By Scott Lemieux
    At long last, a mainstream movie about a procedure that millions of American women have undergone. It also happens to be really funny. Regardless of what one thinks about abortion, it cannot be denied that it is a common medical procedure for women. Roughly 30 percent of American women will obtain one. And yet, as Slate’s Dana Stevens has observed, abortion has virtually disappeared as a subject from popular American film and television. Dramas featuring young women routinely use convenient miscarriages as plot devices to avoid having characters make realistic choices, while movies like Knocked Up and Juno follow all...
  • Craig Ferguson Addresses His Gay Character In How To Train Your Dragon 2

    06/25/2014 7:15:20 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    HipHollywood ^ | 6-18-2014 | Ashley Williams
    Dreamworks How To Train Your Dragon 2 is full of comedy, action and thrills … But one thing that might catch movie goers off guard is the film’s reference to homosexuality. In the fantasy flick, Gobber, the voice of late night host, Craig Ferguson, made a direct comment about his sexuality. “This is why I never married. This and one other reason,” the animated character says. So, during an interview with Ferguson to talk about the sequel, HipHollywood got straight to the point and asked the star about his character’s sexuality. “I think that the implication would be that he...
  • Katy Perry offers to write Hillary Clinton’s theme song after meeting at ‘Hard Choices’ book signing

    06/23/2014 12:19:09 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 74 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | 6/23/14 | BY CHIDERAH MONDE
    Katy Perry offers to write Hillary Clinton’s theme song after meeting at ‘Hard Choices’ book signing The pop star shared a photo with the former Secretary of State at Clinton's book signing over the weekend. If Hillary Clinton ends up running for president again, she'll have a roaring pop star in her court. Katy Perry offered to contribute to Clinton's potential campaign in a very big way after the two met at a book signing for the former Secretary of State's memoir "Hard Choices." "I told (Hillary Clinton) that I would write her a 'theme' song if she needs it,"...
  • Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

    06/16/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gregory Barber
    Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters. That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment. HBO has given God Save Texas, a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. It's set to unfold at the Texas statehouse, a perennial flashpoint for national debates about issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to the size and role of government. According to an early description first reported by Deadline.com, the show will follow an "idealistic...
  • Here Comes the 'Abortion Comedy'

    06/06/2014 4:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The feminist film critics can exhale now. Someone has finally concocted their dream movie: an "abortion comedy." Because apparently nothing sounds funnier than an unplanned one-night stand and a courageous destruction of God's most beautiful and most innocent creation. It's called "Obvious Child." Feminist lingo sells this monstrosity. Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a standup comedian who "is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time." A "drunken hookup -- and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment -- turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned...
  • (liberal actor)Jonah Hill hits out using homophobic slur after photographer mocks his floral shorts

    06/03/2014 8:32:58 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 June 2014 | Fay Strang
    Actor Jonah Hill has been filmed hitting out at a photographer with a highly offensive homophobic slur. The 30-year-old can be heard insulting a man who comments on his shorts in a video obtained by TMZ. Jonah, who is currently starring in 22 Jump Street, appears to become frustrated after being mocked for his floral board shorts and retorts: ‘Suck my d***, you f*****!’ ...when one photographer tells him ‘I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy’, it appears to become too much for him and after roughly another 40 seconds he turns and uses the highly offensive...
  • TMZ sued for sexual discrimination by former female writer

    05/10/2014 7:30:13 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Reuters via Philly.com ^ | 5/10/2014 | uncredited
    A former writer for TMZ filed a lawsuit Friday against the company for sexual discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. The suit stated that Catherine “Taryn” Hillin, who was employed by TMZ as a producer for approximately a year-and-a-half from Feb. 2012 to Sept. 2014, was the only female writer on the celebrity news website's staff. Hillin alleges that she was quickly advised that TMZ was a “boys club” favoring male employees over female employees, with one employee telling her, “Good luck being a girl writer.” The suit goes on to cite specific examples of discriminatory comments by executive producer...
  • THE LITTLE DUDE CASHES IN (ntl security clearance--a ticket to ride)

    05/06/2014 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    FENWAY STRATEGIES ^ | 5/6/14 | TOMMY VIETOR, JON FAVREAU
    FENWAY STRATEGIES--Vietor/Favreau political communications firm No office location--- email address only ======================================================= Who We Are Jon Favreau From 2009 through early 2013, Jon Favreau served as the director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, a role he also played for the President during the 2008 presidential campaign. Favreau began writing with President Obama in 2005, when he started his first term as a U.S. Senator, and has had a hand in crafting nearly every major speech that the President has delivered over the last eight years. Featured in TIME magazine as one of the “ 100 Most Influential People in...
  • Donald Sterling also receives lifetime ban from Nevada's Bunny Ranch brothel

    05/01/2014 12:52:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    upi. ^ | April 30, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    CARSON CITY, Nev.Donald Sterling can’t watch his players on the court in California -- and now he can't play in Nevada. A day after he was banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling also got the boot from the infamous Bunny Ranch brothel outside Carson City, Nevada. The owner of the legal brothel, Dennis Hof, also announced that Sterling is banned from entering any of his six other brothels in the state. "A lot of NBA players come here to party," Hof told the Huffington Post. "Out of respect to them,...
  • Media Accused of Hollywood Sex Ring Cover-up

    04/25/2014 12:02:08 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | April 24, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    The mother of the alleged victim of a powerful Hollywood pedophile ring says she tried for years to interest the media in the story. Michael Egan’s mother Bonnie Mound said, “I wrote every news channel, every magazine, every talk-show host, everybody, from Oprah to ‘20/20’ to ‘60 Minutes’…. Nobody wanted to do anything because of the high-profile people involved.” One of those alleged “high-profile people” is defendant Bryan Singer, who is said to have “manipulated his power, wealth, and position in the entertainment industry to sexually abuse and exploit the underage Plaintiff [Michael Egan], “through the use of drugs, alcohol,...
  • It's Not Just Frozen: Most Disney Movies Are Pro-Gay

    04/23/2014 9:44:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | APR 23 2014 | AKASH NIKOLAS
    The culture warriors have decided: Disney’s Frozen is queer. Elsa hiding her ice-powers could be read as a metaphor for the closet, the Oscar-winning “Let it Go” plays like a coming-out anthem, and a character in the film evokes the question of whether homosexuality is a choice by inquiring of Elsa’s powers, “born with it or cursed?” Some liberals have praised the film for its subtext; some conservatives have denounced it. More on Frozen Frozen: Too Cynical? In Defense of Prince Charming How Parents Can Turn Frozen's Big Twist Into a Teachable Moment But the most remarkable thing about queer...
  • HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE SCANDAL: THREE EXECS NAMED AS ALLEGED ABUSERS

    04/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | John Nolte
    Lawsuits alleging the sexual abuse of minors in a Hollywood pedophilia ring were filed in Hawaii Monday against three prominent Hollywood executives: David Neuman, Gary Goddard, and Garth Ancier. The suits were announced at the Four Seasons Hotel by Jeff Herman, the attorney representing Michael Egan, the man who alleges he was sexually abused by "X-Men" director Bryan Singer as a teen. Variety reports that: Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and headed the Fox entertainment group while Neuman is the former president of Disney TV. Goddard heads a design firm in Los Angeles which has created...
  • 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing 15-year-old boy at California mansion

    04/17/2014 12:05:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/17/2014 | BY DAREH GREGORIAN , TIM O’CONNOR
    Famous Hollywood director Bryan Singer has been accused in a new federal lawsuit of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Hawaii, accused the 48-year-old “X-Men” filmmaker of first preying on the 15-year-old aspiring actor at a party at a California mansion where underage boys were plied with drugs and alcohol and taken advantage of. “The stories that I’ve heard of what went on at the estate are truly despicable,” the accuser’s lawyer, Miami attorney Jeff Herman, told the Daily News Wednesday night. Herman identified the accuser as Michael Egan III. Egan, who is...
  • Lena Dunham: A 'Huge Disappointment' to Like Men, not Women

    04/10/2014 10:22:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Lena Dunham feels a very strong connection to the gay community. So strong, in fact, that when she realized she was attracted to men it came as a "huge disappointment." Dunham shared her views on her lesbian sister and sexual attraction during an appearance at the Point Honors Gala at the New York Public Library Monday....
  • Sex, movies and the desperate attempt to shock audiences. (Hint: it’s not working.)

    04/08/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Ann Hornaday
    Is it just global warming, or has it gotten a tad steamy in the multiplex lately? No sooner had viewers taken in the long, graphic lesbian sex scenes in the French coming-of-age drama “Blue Is the Warmest Color” last year than they were treated to “Stranger by the Lake,” a homoerotic thriller (also French) set in a gay cruising site, at which men could be seen pleasuring each other and themselves with unsettling, frankness. ........................................................ The challenge today is that, rather than being relegated to disreputable theaters or scruffy back sections of video stores, porn is on the home entertainment...
  • Jay-Z’s Bling From ‘wWites Are Devils’ Group

    04/07/2014 1:30:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | Aprril 6, 2014 | Gary Buiso
    Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world. These are just some of the ­beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation ­medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.
  • Religious tide turns against 'Noah'

    03/28/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/28/2014 | Glenn Whipp
    Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" — there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as casting, content and approach. Usually, though, the material's devotees don't believe the filmmakers will burn in hell if their ideas are ignored. (OK ... maybe the Dark Knight crowd does. We all know they can get a little intense.) But that's precisely the belief with "Noah," Darren Aronofsky's $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account of apocalyptic deluge...
  • CHILDREN'S NETWORK LAUNCHES TRANSSEXUAL SUPERHERO SHOW

    05/28/2013 12:56:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 28 May 2013, 10:40 AM PDT | by BEN SHAPIRO
    CHILDREN'S NETWORK LAUNCHES TRANSSEXUAL SUPERHERO SHOW Nothing says “child-appropriate material” quite like gender-bending underage superheroes. At least that’s the theory over at the Hub, the network co-owned by Discovery and Hasbro, which is trotting out its latest soon-to-be-dud, SheZow. That show follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy named Guy who uses a magic ring to transform himself into a crime-fighting girl. Yes, you read that correctly. When Guy says the magic words – “You go girl!” – he becomes SheZow, wearing a purple skirt and cape, as well as pink gloves and white boots. The chief executive of the...
  • Top Television Shows Today Full of Garbage

    03/04/2013 8:22:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/04/2013 | Rachel Alexander
    If you stopped watching network television awhile ago because it had gotten so bad, you made the correct decision. It has continued to get worse. A few years ago, network television became dominated by cheaply made reality TV shows and talent contests, sitcoms with hyperactive manic characters, and socially liberal themes. Television has always pushed the edge when it comes to socially progressive themes. But at what point does it go too far? Perhaps when there are no other options left during prime time network TV. The top ten most popular TV shows last fall contained few choices for traditional...
  • The Sickness of Western Culture: Can We Survive it?

    02/03/2013 11:26:29 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    Natural Law/Natural Religion ^ | Feb. 3, 2013 | walford
    Culture’s shifting sands on moral standards by Gilbert T. Sewell Sixty years ago juvenile delinquency and what to do about it suddenly drew a round of national soul searching. We no longer even use the term. We think in terms of juvenile monsters. Yesteryear’s hoods and troublemakers seem quaint and innocent beside today’s appalling school murders, gang rapes and teenage mayhem... ...Put together violent, porn-saturated electronic entertainment and armed, shame-free, unparented young men. Crazy things happen... ...Who is delinquent? A sociopath? A truant, an unwed mother, a rapist of drunken and unconscious girls, a meth addict or a mass murderer?...
  • Here Comes Incest, Just as Predicted

    09/19/2012 6:33:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9-11-12 | Michael Brown
    If all human beings should have the right to marry (or simply be with) the one they love, as proponents of same-sex marriage constantly tell us, then why shouldn’t adult, incestuous couples enjoy that same “right”? Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes is the latest to say, “Why not?”, and I for one am not in the least bit surprised. Simply stated, with the public endorsement of same-sex relationships, the endorsement (or at least acceptance) of consensual, adult, incestuous relationships is the next step. Consider the following: · Already in April, 2007, Time Magazine featured a major article entitled, “Should Incest Be...
  • Nickelodeon now promoting Jason Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions

    09/01/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 15 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9/01/2012 | Twitchy Team
    Twitchy reported earlier today that the most vile tweets from Jason Biggs’ Twitter feed had quietly disappeared, and now it seems there might be a very obvious reason why — Nickelodeon has begun tweeting Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions for its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, for which Biggs provides a voice. That’s right: kids following Nickelodeon’s @TMNTMaster — an account which boasts nearly 2,400 followers — are literally one click away from the feed that introduced us to, well, this, not to mention a quick bit of Christian-bashing as a follow-up...
  • A Response to Marc Shaiman’s Musical Against Prop 8

    12/09/2008 10:04:14 AM PST · by dbz77 · 6 replies · 575+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 9, 2008 | Dennis Prager
    Marc Shaiman, the Tony Award-winning composer of the film and stage musical “Hairspray,” has done the country a major, if inadvertent, service. He has composed a brief musical piece against California Proposition 8 that takes only three minutes to reveal the ignorance and hate that pervades so much anti-Proposition 8 activism. This short musical, viewed more than 2 million times on the Internet, features major Hollywood talents playing (through song) two groups on a beach -- gay men and women in beach clothes and a stuffy formally dressed church group composed of whites and blacks. Its message begins with a...
  • BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE BAN CHILDREN FROM VIOLENT MOVIES(Ambassador Jolie Says No Toy Guns)

    05/09/2007 6:50:32 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 53 replies · 2,311+ views
    timessquare ^ | Wednesday, May 09, 2007 | Staff
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's family Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have banned their children from watching their violent movies. The lovers, who met playing weapon-wielding assassins in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith', have also banned their brood from playing with toy guns because they don't want them exposed to violence. A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Angelina is protecting them from seeing her make violence look good."Most of her successful roles have had her waving weapons and getting violent. "Brad, 43, and Angelina, 31, are currently in Prague, where Angelina is filming 'Wanted', alongside Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy.'Wanted'...
  • The real Che -

    01/23/2005 9:32:24 AM PST · by UnklGene · 16 replies · 938+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | October 24, 2004 | Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple)
    The real Che - by Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) In the Prologue to his recent history of Cuba, Richard Gott, a British journalist of pronounced left-wing sympathies, remembers Ernesto Guevara’s arrival at a reception at the Soviet Embassy in Havana in 1963, at which he too was present: “Guevara strode in after midnight, accompanied by a small coterie of friends, bodyguards, and hangers-on, wearing his trademark black beret, and with his shirt open to the waist. He was incredibly beautiful.” There is no accounting for taste, of course, and I never had the advantage of seeing Guevara in the...