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  • Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Jurassic World’

    07/03/2015 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Variety ^ | 07.03.2015
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of male strippers are no match for a plucky pre-teen and the mighty Indominus rex. “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” are racing ahead of newcomers “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” in the lead-up to the July 4th holiday. The Disney and Pixar animated blockbuster about the emotional life of a young girl racked up $7.7 million on Thursday, bringing its North American haul to $216.1 million, while Universal’s dinosaur thriller added $6.9 million to its $527.2 million domestic haul.
  • 4th of July: Five Patriotic Movies That Piss Off The Left

    07/03/2015 6:16:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | John Nolte
    With the fascist left on a fascist rampage, why not add a little defiance to your 4th of July by watching five patriotic movies that piss off The Man. The Man of course being the dominant Left-wing political culture that is currently banning “The Dukes of Hazzard” and hoping to get its tyrannical hands on “Gone With the Wind.” The Green Berets (1968) Because he loved America and freedom and didn’t want to see either lose a vitally important war, John Wayne spent a lot of his movie star capital directing and starring in “The Green Berets” for Warner Brothers....
  • George Takei apologizes

    07/03/2015 3:12:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 91 replies
    facebook ^ | 7/3/15 | George Takei
    I owe an apology. On the eve of Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations. I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that really...
  • Bad news from Mr. Sulu: Clarence Thomas is a “clown in blackface”

    07/02/2015 4:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, I think it was Dan McLaughlin of Red State who tweeted after last week’s SSM decision was released, “Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner.” His point was that, for a movement that’s been unstoppable culturally over the past 10 years, there’s a curiously strong impulse towards nastiness in some lefties’ reaction to each new victory. With this remark from George Takei, I think it’s safe to say the contest is now over. Takei’s overreacting to a point Thomas made in response to Kennedy’s idea that state recognition of gay marriage is...
  • 'Buck Naked, People Doing Sex': Families Furious at Hollywood Hills Airbnb 'Campsite'

    07/02/2015 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 24 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | July 2, 2015 | Michael Larkin and Gadi Schwartz
    Families in an affluent Hollywood Hills community are outraged after claiming to see people openly drinking and having sex on a campsite being rented out in their community. Advertised through the Airbnb website, the site is advertised as a "Hollywood Hills Camping Retreat" on La Punta Drive, but sits in middle of a multimillion-dollar neighborhood. For the cost of $40 per night — or $800 a month — people get a tent, spectacular views and are within short walking distance of the Hollywood sign. The listing appeared to have been taken down as of Thursday morning. But people living in...
  • Anti-Confederate battle flag hysteria drives 'The Dukes of Hazzard' off the air

    07/02/2015 4:31:11 AM PDT · by Marcus · 34 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    USA Today reported on Wednesday that TV Land, a nostalgia network that shows episodes of old TV series, has yanked “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule. The series, which aired from 1979 to 1985, depicted the hijinks of the cousins Luke and Bo Duke of Hazzard County, Georgia, whose main occupation seemed to be defying authority, an occupation in which they were aided by their customized, red Dodge Charger, the better to outrun the law. The car, dubbed the “General Lee,” is what got them banned from the airwaves. The General Lee has a Confederate battle flag on the...
  • 'Dukes of Hazzard' Star Rips TV Land for Dropping Show: (because it shows Confederate flag)

    07/01/2015 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 1, 2015 | Paul Bond
    John Schneider is blasting TV Land for its decision to erase from its schedule — due its depiction of the Confederate flag — reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, the wholesome show that made the actor a teen idol in the 1980s. “The Dukes of Hazzard was and is no more a show seated in racism than Breaking Bad was a show seated in reality,” Schneider told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. TV Land confirmed Wednesday that it pulled the show in the aftermath of the June 17 shooting in Charleston, S.C. perpetrated by Dylann Roof, who was a fan...
  • ‘Gone with the Wind’ should be ‘consigned to museums,’ N.Y. Post film critic says

    07/01/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Douglas Ernst -
    The national debate over the Confederate flag has now turned toward Scarlett O’Hara. New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick said Wednesday that Americans should think about relegating the 1939 classic “Gone with Wind” to a museum. “If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture?” Mr. Lumenick asked. “I’m talking, of course, about ‘Gone with the Wind,’ which won a then-record eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1939, and still ranks as the...
  • WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic

    07/01/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/1 | Tamara Palmer
    A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts. Jobs, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, is seen throughout the trailer dealing with recognizing and building a relationship with his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Writer Aaron Sorkin told The Verge that Jobs' daughter, who consulted with him on the script, is the heroine of the film. The Danny Boyle-directed flim – called simply “Steve Jobs” – is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 9.
  • Vanity: TV Land Getting SLAMMED on Facebook for Pulling Dukes

    07/01/2015 9:47:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 52 replies
    TV Land is getting SLAMMED for pulling the Dukes! It is amazing to see good people mobilize and give TV Land the criticism deserves. They will lose money over this.. and it's well deserved. When you go against your customers, like Mcdonalds did, prepare to lose millions and millions of dollars. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving network.
  • TV Land pulls ‘Dukes’ — Confederate flag a no-no

    07/01/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andrea Morabito
    The latest victim of the growing controversy over the Confederate flag is the 1980s TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” A TV Land spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the network has pulled reruns of the series from its schedule, which had been airing twice a day.
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Will Continue to Live Together (War of the Roses?)

    07/01/2015 7:40:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 1, 2015 | LESLEY MESSER
    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner may be getting a divorce, but they're maintaining a civil relationship. According to a source close to the situation, the actors will continue to live on the same property. "It's obviously a very sad time for both of them," the source told ABC News. "They have been trying to save the marriage for years, but they know it's the right thing for their family and for them. The kids will continue to come before everything."
  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Getting Divorced

    06/30/2015 1:40:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 73 replies
    tmz ^ | 6-30-2015
    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are ending their 10 year marriage ... TMZ has learned. We're told the couple, whose anniversary was yesterday, will file for divorce. Although they will file for divorce, it won't be done immediately. They are working things out with a mediator and business managers, sources tell TMZ. The divorce will be filed when all of the property and custody issues are resolved. We're told the divorce is amicable and Ben and Jen will share joint custody of their 3 children, ranging in age from 3 to 9. The couple says, "After much thought and careful...
  • A Film, Gone With the Wind, Now Under Assault for Confederate Imagery;

    06/25/2015 4:13:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see the movie critic for the New York Post? The New York Post is supposed to be a conservative paper, if it's anything, and the movie critic there is a guy named Lou Lumenick, I'm not sure how he pronounces it. Anyway, he said in a piece that ran last night -- actually I think it's in today's paper -- that the movie Gone With the Wind is a national embarrassment and needs to be banned from television and movie theoretical release and available to be seen only in museums. Now, there's some black actors that won...
  • Patrick Macnee, star of 1960s TV series ‘The Avengers,’ dies

    06/25/2015 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series “The Avengers,” has died. He was 93. His son Rupert said in a statement that Patrick Macnee died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage. The British-born actor was best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running television series. …
  • Warner Bros. to prohibit 'Dukes of Hazzard' merch with Confederate flag

    06/24/2015 12:28:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    Thehill.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Mark Hensch
    The Confederate flag will disappear from merchandise of the popular 1980s television series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Warner Bros. announced Tuesday it will no longer sanction the production of any “Dukes of Hazzard” products displaying the controversial emblem. “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the Confederate flag on its roof – as it was seen in the TV series,” a spokesman for the company told Vulture on Tuesday evening.
  • James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash

    06/23/2015 6:01:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    The two-time Oscar winner, 61, worked on three James Cameron films, two 'Star Trek' movies and classics like 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'Apollo 13.' James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant.
  • Dick Van Patten has died

    06/23/2015 8:48:37 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 23 replies
    Just saw it on Foxnews | 6.22.15 | vladimir998
    No details yet
  • Character Actor Tony Longo Dies at 53

    06/23/2015 9:00:35 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/22/2015 10:47pm PDT | by Mike Barnes
    Tony Longo, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound character actor who filled the screen in such films as Splash, Mulholland Drive and The Last Boy Scout, has died. He was 53. Longo died in his sleep in his home in Marina del Rey, his manager, Susan Ferris, announced. She said she received the news of his death on Sunday.
  • Dick Van Patten, of 'Eight Is Enough,' dead at 86

    06/23/2015 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Carmel Dagan
    Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86. Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. due to complications from diabetes. The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”
  • Actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars’ arrested after high-speed chase

    06/21/2015 4:05:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    A former child actor who starred in one of the “Star Wars” movie prequels faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase. Colleton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Strickland said Sunday deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was Jake Lloyd. He played young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/21/2015 1:57:43 PM PDT · by OddLane · 30 replies
    Macleans ^ | June 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • Jack Rollins Dies at 100; Managed Comedy Greats Like Woody Allen

    06/19/2015 2:01:25 PM PDT · by Borges · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/19/2015 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Jack Rollins, a producer and a sharp-eyed talent manager who saw more than a shy gag-writer in Woody Allen and believed that the manic improvisations of Robin Williams would crack up audiences, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 100. His daughter Susan Rollins confirmed his death. Mr. Rollins did not just boost fragile young egos. To his clients — who also included Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Lenny Bruce and the team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, an American pantheon of hilarity — he was a father-confessor, real estate agent, psychiatrist, marriage counselor and financial guru.
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/20/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 177 replies
    Maclean's ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for 'The 'Burbs', dies at age 62

    06/18/2015 10:56:47 PM PDT · by rikkir · 19 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 18, 2015
    Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at age 62, his family said Thursday. Peter Ducommun said his brother died on June 12 at a Vancouver, British Columbia, hospital after suffering from complications due to diabetes.
  • George Clooney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ bombs at box office as Hollywood pushes climate fiction

    06/17/2015 7:45:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Disney’s “Tomorrowland” may be bombing at the box office, but on the plus side, it could win a Cliffie. The Cliffie awards go to films that exemplify “cli-fi,” or climate fiction, an emerging genre heating up this year as climate change themes seep from documentaries into big-budget Hollywood features. That means cli-fi films such as “Tomorrowland,” which has tanked despite an A-list director in Brad Bird and huge star in George Clooney, could be just the tip of the iceberg. “The narrative for Hollywood is that global warming is a growing crisis, and it’s now set to permeate more...
  • Actor Scott Baio ill wife

    06/16/2015 7:16:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Scott Baio Twitter ^ | June15, 2015
    Scott Baio ‏@ScottBaio · Jun 15 Sometimes God throws you a curve ball. If any extra prayers, give them to @MrsScottBaio Thanks Thank you for the prayers & support for my wife. #meningiomabraintumor https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Baio/381726605193429?ref=hl …
  • 'Lucifer' Fox TV Series 'Mocks the Bible,' Says One Million Moms' Petition to Cancel the Show

    06/16/2015 12:42:41 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Christian Outpost ^ | 5/29/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The American Family Association's One Million Moms website has launched a petition calling for Fox to halt its plans to air a new television series called "Lucifer" in 2016, saying the program "mischaracterizes" Satan and "mocks the Bible." "The series will focus on Lucifer portrayed as a good guy, 'who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell,' the petition states. (Watch video at link.) The premise of the series, which is based on the DC Comics Series of the same name, is that the protagonist, Lucifer Morningstar, decides to leave Hell and move to Los Angeles, the City...
  • Speaking Whose Truth?

    06/15/2015 3:16:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 0615/15 | Jim Yardley
    Kind of makes you wonder why the phrase “Speaking Truth to Power” exists anywhere beyond a college class in poetic nonsense, doesn’t it? The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.—Samuel Butler—19th Century novelist Our media is famous, or infamous if you prefer, for being of the leftist persuasion. But why are they leftist? One might assume that they are simply incredibly brave people who are willing to risk everything to “speak truth to power.” What if we have that backwards? Isn’t it equally likely that...
  • Wicket the Ewok Is Coming Back in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Whether You Like It or Not

    06/09/2015 9:38:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | June 8, 2015 | Dan Van Winkle
    Lots of Star Wars fans hate marketing-friendly Ewoks from Return of the Jedi with a passion (related: lots of Star Wars fans apparently hate everything that is good in life) and were likely holding out hope that Warwick Davis’ return in The Force Awakens didn’t necessarily mean that Ewoks would be back. But they’re about to be disappointed: new promotional materials indicate that Davis will reprise his role of Wicket the Ewok.
  • Bart Simpson to be killed off

    06/08/2015 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    castanet.net ^ | Jun 8, 2015 | BANG Showbiz
    Bart Simpson will be killed off in 'The Simpsons'. The cartoon schoolboy is set to fall victim to a diabolical plan by arch rival Sideshow Bob in an upcoming episode, which will be broadcast in the autumn. The show's executive producer Al Jean revealed the news during an ATX Festival panel in Texas, where he admitted he was inspired to air the dramatic scenes because he felt "frustration" when the Coyote never killed the Road Runner in the animated children's show 'Looney Tunes'.
  • Dumbledore and Gandalf to marry in front of Westboro Baptist Church

    06/08/2015 8:19:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The extremist Westboro Baptist Church won't have to travel far for its next protest. That's because on Sunday afternoon, Planting Peace, "a non-profit organization founded in 2004 for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world," plans to hold a wedding between Gandalf and Dumbledore across from the hate group's headquarters in Topeka, Kansas. The marriage of the characters, played by volunteer actors, is a culmination of tweets between a fan of JK Rowling and the author's spat with the anti-gay 'church' on Twitter. Shortly after Ireland voted to legalize same-sex marriage, @justaoifethings tweeted: "@jk_rowling proud to see us...
  • Woman killed by lion in South Africa was Vancouver-based visual effects editor

    06/06/2015 11:46:53 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 60 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | June 3, 2015 | The Canadian Press
    VANCOUVER - A woman who was mauled to death by a lioness in South Africa was a Vancouver-based visual effects editor on a volunteer mission to protect wildlife, her family says. Kate Chappell, 29, was a "brilliant, kind, adventurous and high-spirited" woman, according to a post on her sister Jen's Facebook page. "Her energy and passion could not be contained by mere continents or oceans. She was very much loved and shared her love for life with those she met," the post read. Chappell worked on blockbusters including "Godzilla," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Divergent," and contributed to a...
  • Who Can Play a Mixed-Race Role?

    06/05/2015 4:45:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Let's set aside whether Cameron Crowe's new movie, "Aloha," is a good or bad movie. Whatever the flick's merits or demerits, it has inadvertently helped expose the arbitrary, capricious and ridiculous demands of militant identity politics. After getting hammered by ethnic mau-mauers, director Crowe issued an apology this week for casting actress Emma Stone as the character "Allison Ng" in his Hawaii-centered rom-com. Stone is the alabaster-skinned, green-eyed, red-haired beauty who played Spider-Man's sweetheart, Gwen Stacy. "Ng" is a fictional Air Force fighter pilot of Chinese, Hawaiian and Swedish descent. Native Hawaiians wanted a Native Hawaiian cast in the role....
  • If 90s Sitcom Laugh Tracks Were Replaced With Hillary Clinton’s Laugh

    06/01/2015 10:25:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Independent Journal Review (IJR) ^ | May 29, 2015 | Colin Chocola
    If you haven’t heard it, Hillary Clinton has a distinct laugh. If her laugh replaced the laugh track in classic 90s sitcoms, it would sound something like this: ...
  • The Best War Movies — Tanks for the Memories

    05/30/2015 11:22:38 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 143 replies
    Fox news=s via "entertainment Nutz) ^ | May 26, 2015 | 'michael' (not me)
    This list is in no particular order, and comes in various categories. Going back to the Civil War: GLORY GETTYSBURG For the World Wars: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. DAS BOOT. PATTON. THE GREAT ESCAPE. SCHINDLER’S LIST. THE DIRTY DOZEN. Vietnam War: FULL METAL JACKET
  • Hooray for Hillarywood?

    05/30/2015 4:57:20 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    IS Hollywood really ready to give a 67-year-old woman a leading role in a big-budget production? Hillary Clinton’s campaign has echoes of various classic movies: “Single White Female,” with Hillary creepily co-opting the identity of the more trendy Elizabeth Warren; “My Fair Lady,” with Hillary sitting meekly and being schooled on how to behave by tyrannical Pygmalions (Iowa voters); “The Usual Suspects,” with Hillary’s hoodlums, Sidney Blumenthal and David Brock, vying to be Keyser Söze; and, of course, “How to Steal a Million,” a caper about a heist plotted by a couple that doesn’t need the money. From a narrative...
  • I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha

    05/30/2015 9:49:26 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    EW ^ | May 29, 2015
    Accepting Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha requires a certain suspension of disbelief and no small amount of magical thinking. In the Hawaii-set romantic comedy-drama, she portrays Allison Ng: an aggressively peppy Air Force fighter pilot of Chinese-Hawaiian-Swedish decent who falls for an existentially angst-y military contractor played by Bradley Cooper. But in order to process this idea of Stone as a bi-racial character, as someone whose genetic lineage can be traced back to the Middle Kingdom by way of Polynesia, you must first get past the obvious stumbling blocks: her alabaster skin and strawberry blond hair, her emerald...
  • HBO, MTV, And A Host Of Celebrities To Join Bloomberg For Anti-Gun Event

    05/29/2015 9:00:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 2 HBO, MTV, and a host of celebrities will be joining Michael Bloomberg and other pro-gun control groups to watch participating mayors proclaim “Gun Violence Awareness Day” in their cities. Those participating will “wear orange” and MTV will “change its on-air logo — as well as several of its social media avatars — to orange in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.” According to PRNewsWire, participating celebrities–aka, “cultural influencers”–include: Julianne Moore, Russell Simmons, Sarah Silverman, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Aasif Mandvi,Alyssa Milano, Padma Lakshmi, John Hodgman, Amanda Peet, Perez Hilton, Melissa Joan Hart, Tiffani Thiessen, Tunde Adebimpe...
  • Face it, George Clooney sucks

    05/28/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Kyle Smith
    Face it, George Clooney sucks By Kyle Smith It’s time for Hollywood to face facts: George Clooney is not a star. If you matched them up head-to-head, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson would crush him — and I don’t just mean literally. Clooney’s latest is the gargantuan flop “Tomorrowland” — a $190 million bomb (not including $100 million or so in worldwide marketing costs) that looks like it’s going to gross a little more than half of that at the North American box office. It’s delicately being referred to as an underperformer because no one in Hollywood wants to hurt the...
  • Tatum O’Neal On Dating Women: ‘They’re More Intelligent Than Men I’ve Met Recently’ (barf alert!)

    Actress Tatum O’Neal revealed to People magazine this week that since her relationship with John McEnroe, she has been dating mostly women. While the 51-year-old mother of three does not necessarily identify as bisexual or lesbian, she did explain the motivation behind her new preference for women. “I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth. … They’re gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I’ve met recently,” she said. O’Neal has yet to lock down a steady partner, but she told the mag she looks forward to it. The actress, who battled substance addiction for many...
  • Police explode briefcase left for literary agent

    08/11/2011 3:07:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 8/11/11 | AP
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A writer desperate to get a movie script read suffered the ultimate rejection Thursday when police blew up a briefcase he said contained the screenplay after an agent refused to read it, police said. The bizarre story was set in Beverly Hills, where a man visited the office of a literary agent and left behind a briefcase that he said contained a computer, police Sgt. Brad Cornelius said. The man left instructions for it to be delivered to someone at the business, who told another person in the office, "This guy's been kind of pestering me...
  • George Clooney’s Global Warming Shaming

    05/24/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | Kevin Fallon
    George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.
  • Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer’s

    05/24/2015 9:37:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:34PM BST 23 May 2015 | Nicola Harley
    Hollywood actor Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and struggles to remember his most famous films, his son has revealed. The 83-year-old Egyptian-born actor, who shot to fame in 1962 when he starred in Lawrence of Arabia and later for his title role in Doctor Zhivago in 1965, has been struggling with the illness for the last three years. His son, Tarek El-Sharif, has revealed his father has now retired from acting due to the illness, which has seen him confusing the names of his most famous films and forgetting where they were filmed. He says his father knows...
  • Superman's Dark Past

    05/24/2015 12:15:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2015 | Charles Moss
    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder's decision to cast Superman as a brooding, Dark Knight-like character, who cares more about beating up bad guys than saving people. The casting split has proved divisive among Superman fans: Some love the new incarnation, citing him as an edgier, more realistic version of the character. But Snyder's is a different Superman than the one fans...
  • Why Shirley Bassey is horrified by today's pop stars

    05/24/2015 12:46:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 67 replies
    Dame Shirley Bassey lives a solitary, almost mysterious life of luxurious semi-exile, earned over six decades of stardom, and sweetened by a rare ability to speak out when it matters. Last week, Shirley’s attention was caught by the phenomenon of female singers wearing revealing outfits at galas and premieres. The Dame did not approve
  • JUST IN: Actress, comedian Anne Meara -- wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben Stiller -- dies..

    05/24/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    AP ^ | May 24, 2015
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal Told She's Had Her Last Day In Hollywood ('too old' for 55yr love interest)

    05/23/2015 11:21:20 AM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    LA List ^ | May 22, 2015
    Last month a brilliant Amy Schumer sketch came up with a perfect, darkly comic phrase to describe the Hollywood phenomenon of beautiful actresses being put out to pasture after they're deemed too old: "Last F-able Day." Julia Louis-Dreyfuss explained it this way: "In every actress' life, the media decides when you finally reach the point where you're not believably f-able any more." In the skit, Tina Fey says, "Nobody really overtly tells you, but there are signs." But someone in Hollywood decided to be very upfront with Maggie Gyllenhaal that, essentially, her day has passed. Gyllenhaal didn't name names but...
  • The grass IS greener in Hollywood: Aerial photos expose how [J Lo and Streisand] waste water...

    05/10/2015 4:56:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/10/15 | Ashley Collman
    Experts estimate there will be less than a year's worth of drinking water in California reservoir's at the end of 2015 Yet the rich and famous of Los Angeles continue to water their lawns with apparently no concern for conservation Photographer John Chapple recently went out in a helicopter to photography the ever-green lawns of Kim Kardashian, Barbara Streisand and Petra Eccelstone among others
  • Here’s what celebrities’ lawns look like during California’s drought

    05/10/2015 2:43:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 9, 2015 | linda massarella
    As these aerial photos from The Post prove, Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez continue to suck up water to keep their gardens fresh and lawns green, while Southern California withers from a devastating drought. Experts predict California reservoirs have less than a year’s worth of drinking water left. An emergency law passed last week forces local cities to conserve water immediately. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which supplies many of these elite enclaves north of Los Angeles, will have four weeks starting next month to cut water use by a staggering 36 percent. But the mandate is...