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  • Culture Wars: Our Fading Hope

    12/16/2017 11:52:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Don Fisher, Jr.
    It is a period of civil war. Liberal filmmakers and lawmakers, striking from their elitist enclaves, have won their first victories against the forces of decency and godliness. During the battles, liberal spies managed to infiltrate the highest echelons of government, media, and the arts, securing an obscene ruling that same-sex couples may marry. Their goal is to destroy an entire civilization under their perverted view of fairness. Pursued by the truth, liberal directors and actors race to the screen to indoctrinate audiences into this twisted notion and aid in further enslaving the masses of the planet into their mistaken...
  • Morgan Spurlock’s cynical guilty plea — for what exactly?

    12/16/2017 12:12:15 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Andrea Peyser
    It’s come to this. Morgan Spurlock has issued a dramatic, guilt-fueled, angst-ridden confession entitled, “I Am Part of the Problem.’’ By his own account, the filmmaker, 47, best known for the 2004 documentary take-down of the fast-food industry, “Super Size Me,’’ was extremely, horrifically and chronically naughty. Yet as he tells it, he never sexually assaulted anyone, nor did he touch, grope or kiss any person without invitation or tacit agreement. As Spurlock tells it in an online post, he did not sexually harass, fire, spank or tickle any females over whom he exerted professional or physical power, nor did...
  • #MeToo at the Golden Globes

    12/16/2017 3:14:05 AM PST · by x1stcav · 13 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | 12/15/17 | Darleen Click
    Attention, little people! We are on notice to be suitably impressed by the sheer courage of these ladies to don thousand-dollar dresses to virtue-signal their protest of Harassment In Hollywood. Multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE that many major actresses — including presenters and nominees (Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone are among those nominated)— are planning to wear all-black looks as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood. Sources say that this will start at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, though it may extend throughout award season. Impressed yet? No word if they plan to boycott the...
  • Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

    12/15/2017 8:28:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2017 | Cara Buckley
    A commission headed by Anita Hill and composed of and funded by some of the most powerful names in Hollywood has been created to tackle widespread sexual abuse and harassment in the media and entertainment industries. Called the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, the initiative was spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm; Maria Eitel, the co-chair of the Nike Foundation; the powerhouse attorney Nina Shaw; and Freada Kapor Klein, the venture capitalist who helped pioneer surveys on sexual harassment decades ago. The commission’s mission, according to a news release, is to “tackle the...
  • Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    12/15/2017 6:32:28 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Variety ^ | December 15, 2017 | Joe Otterson
    A limited series exploring the Watergate scandal is currently in the works at Netflix from Matt Charman, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov, Variety has learned from sources. Charman, who co-wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg film “Bridge of Spies” with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the writer on the eight-part limited series, which will delve into the stories of certain key figures in the infamous scandal. Clooney and Heslov will executive produce, with sources telling Variety that Clooney may also direct part of the series should Netflix pick it up. Sonar Entertainment will produce. Sonar inked...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Says Net Neutrality Repeal “Despicable”

    12/15/2017 10:15:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 15, 2017 | Greg Evans
    Put the axing of net neutrality on Jimmy Kimmel’s naughty list, just below the defunding of affordable health care. Calling the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules “absolutely despicable,” Kimmel said on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live that the actions of the Ajit Pai-led FCC were in opposition to the wishes of 83 percent of Americans. “I just want to say thank you President Trump,” Kimmel said. “Thanks to you and this jackhole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control the internet. So merry christmas everybody!” Kimmel also took the opportunity to...
  • Actresses to Wear All Black at Golden Globes to Protest Hollywood Sex Abuse

    12/15/2017 9:10:38 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/2017 | BEN KEW
    Female actresses attending this year’s Golden Globes ceremony are reportedly planning to wear only black in protest of the widening sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed Hollywood this year. According to E! News, the plan originally started with just a small group of women but gradually grew as other women wished to express solidarity. “So all of the female actresses and attendees, or most of them at least, are standing in solidarity together in a form of protest,” said ceremony host Jackie Oshry on The Morning Breath radio show. “They’re all going to be wearing black, obviously to protest the...
  • Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to a Minor, Assaulting Two Women

    12/14/2017 6:16:09 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies
    Variety ^ | December 14, 2017 | By Daniel Holloway
    Cori Thomas was in high school when she says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her in a hotel room. Melissa Kester was a recent college graduate when Hoffman allegedly sexually assaulted her while recording audio for the film “Ishtar.” A third woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said that Hoffman assaulted her in the back of a station wagon and manipulated her into a subsequent sexual encounter that left her traumatized. Speaking to Variety, the women described predatory incidents involving Hoffman that fit into a pattern of alleged behavior that has emerged in the wake of previous sexual-misconduct claims against...
  • Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony to feature only female presenters (tr)

    12/13/2017 5:13:53 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2017 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented entirely by women. The organizers of the SAGs - one of Holloywood's biggest award shows and usually a strong pre-Oscars indicator - made the announcement on Wednesday. The tribute comes at a time when the entertainment industry has been roiled by a sexual misconduct scandal as well as the struggle for gender equality in front of and behind the camera. Women will present all 13 of the SAG awards at the January 21 dinner in Los Angeles honoring the best of film and television, in a first for the organization,...
  • Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: He's 'my monster too'

    12/13/2017 3:45:10 PM PST · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Suzy Byrne
    Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: He's 'my monster too' Suzy Byrne 5 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email VIDEO: Notable public figures accused of harassment since Weinstein's fall Scroll back up to restore default view. Salma Hayek has come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Oscar-nominated Mexican actress, whose films include Frida and Traffic, went public with her allegations on Wednesday, over two months after the movie honcho was first publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a New York Times piece. She shared her first-person story with...
  • Stranger Things' David Harbour nominated for several awards after his speech attacking Conservatives

    12/13/2017 7:51:38 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    December 13, 2017 | Edna Mode
    Since his dramatic speech while accepting the award for best ensemble in a drama series at at his year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, Harbour has racked up several nominations for his role as Jim Hopper. The actor, who yelled that people should punch people in the face if they don't like their political views, went from zero nominations prior to several afterwards. Before the speech he snubbed by the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and the SAG. Since then he has been nominated for all three of those plus the Emmy. meanwhile the boys from the show have received no...
  • Disney Music Executive Charged with Child Sex Abuse

    12/12/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/8/2017 | Gene Maddaus
    Jon Heely, the director of music publishing at Disney, has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse. Heely, 58, of Santa Clarita, is accused of sexually abusing two underage girls approximately a decade ago. He allegedly victimized the first girl when she was 15. According to the charges, he began abusing the second when she was about 11 years old and continued until she was 15. In a statement, a Disney spokesman said the company suspended Heely late on Friday, after being informed of the charges. “Immediately upon learning of this situation tonight, he has been suspended...
  • Democrats Willing to Throw Endless Number of Liberal Men Overboard to Get Trump

    12/12/2017 11:38:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Man, oh, man, what a strategy the Democrats seem to have assembled here, folks. I mean, it looks like they’re willing to throw an endless number of people overboard on the sexual harassment stuff just to get Trump and Roy Moore. It’s kind of breathtaking to behold this. Greetings. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882, if you want to be on the program. The email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.us. There are more sexual harassment revelations today. The NFL Network and three players, including Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor. Ike Taylor, number 24, cornerback for the Steelers, former. And Marshall...
  • Emanuel Gets a Quick Break Appearing on Late Show Monday

    12/11/2017 8:10:13 PM PST · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 11, 2017 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get a brief break from his troubles in Chicago thanks to a star in the vast constellation of brother Ari Emanuel. When news broke that Emanuel will go to New York to be a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday, I couldn’t help but immediately suspect Colbert is one of the many entertainers who make gobs of money for uber-agent (and Uber investor) Ari Emanuel. Well, sure enough, what could seem like a cynical question yielded just the answer I suspected: Ari Emanuel’s massive Endeavor talent agency owns the company that manages...
  • Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’

    12/11/2017 12:44:35 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Variety ^ | December 11, 2017 | Dave McNary
    Seth Rogen will play legendary anchor Walter Cronkite in the upcoming film “Newsflash,” centered on CBS’ coverage of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. David Gordon Green is directing the drama from Ben Jacoby’s script. Former Warner Bros. production president Greg Silverman is producing through his Stampede Ventures, along with Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment. Cronkite, who began working as a radio announcer in 1935, had been named the anchor of CBS’ nightly newscast in 1962. The pic will also feature include Cronkite, newsman Dan Rather, producer Don Hewitt, and CBS network president James Aubrey. The network broke...
  • 'I am utterly terrified': Jane Fonda admits she never thought (tr)

    12/11/2017 4:09:24 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    She's shown no signs of slowing down in her political activism. And as Jane Fonda prepares to turn 80, she herself has admitted that even she thought she would have 'taken up gardening' rather than going 'back to the barricades'. The veteran actress, who has spent more than five decades campaigning for various causes, said she is 'utterly terrified' to think that 'our freedoms, our democracy would be in jeopardy the way they are now'. The two-time Oscar winner told Vanity Fair: 'I thought that we would have a woman president [by my 80th birthday].'
  • Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ lands on Oscar shortlist despite disputed climate science

    12/10/2017 3:50:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/09/17 | Valerie Richardson
    **SNIP** The Oscar buzz comes despite pushback from skeptics, led by University of Alabama in Huntsville climatologist Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist who accused Mr. Gore of attributing natural phenomena to human-caused climate change. In September, Mr. Spencer published an 84-page e-book, “An Inconvenient Deception,” which blasted the film as “bursting with bad science, bad policy, and some outright falsehoods.” “An Inconvenient Truth” was similarly rebuked by skeptics — Danish academic Bjorn Lomborg challenged it in a book and film called “Cool It”—but the movie earned $24 million at the box office, making it the 11th-highest grossing documentary of...
  • Here are the top 20 films (unadjusted box office) of the 2010s. How many have you seen?

    12/10/2017 11:25:10 AM PST · by Simon Green · 106 replies
    12/10/17 | Simon Green
    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Jurassic World (2015) Marvel's The Avengers (2012) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Beauty and the Beast (2017) Finding Dory (2016) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) The Dark Knight Rises (2012) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Toy Story 3 (2010) Iron Man 3 (2013) Captain America: Civil War (2016) The Hunger Games (2012) Wonder Woman (2017) Frozen (2013) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Despicable Me 2 (2013) The Jungle Book (2016)
  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 10:54:31 AM PST · by Simon Green · 503 replies
    12/10/17 | Simon Green
    The first that comes to mind for me: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial". Sappy and overly sentimental. (And while I'm at it, "Titanic")
  • The first reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi have landed (No Spoilers)

    12/10/2017 9:31:51 AM PST · by Simon Green · 89 replies
    Joe.ie ^ | 12/10/17 | Paul Moore
    It "might be the best Star Wars movie ever." A long time ago in a galaxy, far, far....actually, slash a lightsaber through that sentence because audiences don't have to wait long to see the next Star Wars adventure. Yes, that's right. The wait is almost over. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is nearly upon us as Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Breaking Bad) has the unenviable task of topping the box-office behemoth that was The Force Awakens. The fact that Johnson has already been given the responsibility to create a brand new trilogy is a very good sign, but what about...