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  • Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere A hit movie about the rap group N.W.A. is a reminder: Glorified thuggery poisoned poor black communities. By Jason L. Riley Aug. 25, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET 242 COMMENTS For two weeks the top box-office draw has been “Straight Outta Compton,” a meandering biopic about the rise and disintegration of the Los Angeles-area rap group N.W.A., or Niggaz With Attitude. N.W.A. helped popularize “gangsta rap” in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography can’t hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • Julianne Moore: rename my high school

    08/25/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Brandon Griggs
    The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore. The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism."
  • Hollywood actor [Joe Mantegna] to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army

    08/24/2015 8:45:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Sach Times ^ | 8/23/15
    Joe Mantegna, star of the CBS television show Criminal Minds, plans to auction off two of his Tavor rifles to fundraise for "Friends of the IDF", a New York City-based organization that lends material support to the Israeli military. According to a press release from IWI-US, Mantegna will conduct an auction for two Tavor rifles produced by IWI. Gains from the auction will go to "Friends of the IDF". Interestingly, "Israel Weapon Industries-US" (IWI-US) is co-sponsoring the Sunday event, along-with "Bullets & Bagels", a Jewish gun club in Orange County, California. Event attendees “will get to shoot the TAVOR at...
  • DIRTY HARRY FOR PREZ?

    08/24/2015 5:43:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.23.15 | Larry Thornberry
    If we’re going to nominate a celebrity, let’s nominate one more people like. I’d sure rather have Inspector Callahan than the Donald.
  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik: It's Not "Trendy to Be Observant or Religious in..."

    08/24/2015 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 08/22/2015 | Natalie Stone
    Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik believes that "it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles." The Jewish married mother of two told Fox News that she received a lot of negative attention after taking a trip to Israel. "I've gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel," she said about her trip to visit a friend in the Israel Defense Forces. "That's what's amazing...simply by going to Israel this summer and saying nothing more than, 'I've gone to Israel,' I got the same amount of hatred and threats and anti-Semitism for actually...
  • ‘F Troop’ Actress Melody Patterson Dies at 66

    08/21/2015 10:17:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    variety ^ | august 21, 2015
    TV actress Melody Patterson, best known for playing Wrangler Jane on “F Troop,” died Thursday at the age of 66. Patterson died in a nursing home after multiple organ failure, according to reports. In addition to her starring role on “F Troop” from 1965-1967, Patterson appeared on other television shows of the era including “The Monkees,” “Adam-12” and “Green Acres.” She was also in a handful of episodes of “Hawaii Five-O,” which featured her husband at the time, James MacArthur.
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • ‘Friends’ Scene That Was Deleted After 9/11 Resurfaces Online

    08/19/2015 9:55:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 19 August 2015
    Are you a “Friends” fan? Well you might be interested to know that a scene where Chandler (Mathew Perry) and Monica (Courtney Cox) were on their way to their honeymoon was actually meant to be play out differently. The original scene, where Chandler makes a joke about bombs at airport security, was actually going to air on October 11, 2001 but was removed after 9/11 “due to material that could be considered insensitive” according to a note that plays before the deleted scene. The clip was initially uploaded in 2007, but has reemerged this week online and is being widely...
  • Dee Barnes: Straight Outta Compton was right to leave out Dr. Dre’s abuse against women

    08/19/2015 4:43:02 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 10 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Wednesday August 19, 2015 | Catherine McIntyre
    ...But viewers have criticized the rap biopic for glossing over Dr. Dre’s history of violence against women, particularly the 1991 attack against journalist Dee Barnes.... “That must have been how it looked as Dr. Dre straddled me and beat me mercilessly on the floor of the women’s restroom at the Po Na Na Souk nightclub in 1991".... While the director may have been right to not show the incident, Barnes says it should have been mentioned. “When I was sitting there in the theater, and the movie’s timeline skipped by my attack without a glance, I was like, “Uhhh, what...
  • Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Casts Transgender Woman for Season 8

    08/19/2015 5:58:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies
    http://variety.com/ ^ | 08/19/2015 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
    Bravo has cast transgender model Amiyah Scott in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for its upcoming eighth season, Variety has learned. The casting marks the first-ever transgender woman to be featured in the “Real Housewives” franchise, though the capacity in which Scott will appear is undetermined, as discussions have just begun. Scott on “RHOA” will join many transgender figures on reality television, following “Big Brother” casting its first-ever trans contestant this summer; ABC Family’s “Becoming Us” from exec producer Ryan Seacrest, which documents a teenage boy’s life after his father transitions; TLC’s summer series “I Am Jazz,” which follows 14-year-old...
  • Box Office: 'Fantastic Four' Bombs With $26.2 Million Weekend

    08/09/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | August 9, 2015
    Fox's hopes of rejuvenating the comicbook characters and turning the super-team into a cinematic juggernaut to rival "X-Men" have flamed out given that the film debuted to a dreadful $26.2 million across 3,995 theaters. With a production budget of $120 million, plus millions more in marketing costs, the film will need to get a boost from foreign crowds if it wants to avoid being a write-off.
  • Pope Francis Invites Oprah, Ari Emanuel to the Vatican

    08/06/2015 5:02:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/5/15 | Matthew Belloni , Chris Gardner
    The pontiff has shortlisted Hollywood heavy-hitters for a special meeting at the Vatican this fall. The topic? Improving the church's portrayal in Western entertainment. Ari Emanuel might soon get a chance to hug it out with the pope. Sources say the William Morris Endeavor superagent and his co-CEO Patrick Whitesell are on a shortlist of media players whom reps for Pope Francis have approached for a special meeting at the Vatican this fall. The pontiff apparently is interested in discussing how the church is perceived by Western media influencers and ways to improve its portrayal in entertainment. The Vatican, which...
  • Caitlyn Jenner’s television show loses half its audience

    08/05/2015 11:09:25 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 74 replies
    Is the public fascination with Caitlyn Jenner wearing off? Ratings for E!’s groundbreaking reality series I Am Cait plummeted for the show’s second episode. Sunday’s hour had only 1.3 million viewers, a drop of more than 50% from the show’s premiere. I Am Cait premiered somewhat modestly too, especially considering the usual Kardashian clan drawing power on E! and the amount of media buzz surrounding Jenner in recent months. The series debut had 2.7 million viewers, then grew to 3.9 million with DVR playback. While time-shifted viewing is important, a big change in same-night viewership — like what happened on...
  • Walt Disney's stock set to suffer biggest-ever price drop

    08/05/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 61 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | tomy kilgore
    Walt Disney Co.'s stock DIS, -8.73% is on track to suffer the biggest one-day price drop in its history,
  • A New Report Reveals Inequality In Hollywood Is Worse Than We Thought

    08/05/2015 8:12:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    io9 ^ | August 5, 2015 | James Whitbrook
    The ongoing debate about equal representation in movies is more important now than ever—but it turns out we didn’t really realize just how bad the situation really was. It turns out that, according to a new report, if you’re not straight, white, male—or in the case of a Marvel movie, named Chris—in Hollywood, you’re screwed.
  • 'Last Man Standing' star Tim Allen: 'We're going to drill Hillary'

    08/04/2015 10:42:37 PM PDT · by rikkir · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2015 | Paulette Cohn
    LOS ANGELES – Season 5 of "Last Man Standing" is going to get political with the presidential race upon us, and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to be safe from the wisecracking Mike Baxter, played by Tim Allen. "We're going to drill Hillary," the star told FOX411 at the Television Critics Association Q&A session for his ABC series. "It will be horrible personally if Hillary continued [to lead the Democrats], but it will be great for the storyline if she continues."
  • Vanity - MI5 "Rogue Nation" Surprisingly Fun Ride

    08/02/2015 7:27:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    I know that there are a lot of Tom Cruise haters and yes, he is beginning to really show his age, however, if you can put these issues a side I think you would really enjoy this film. The plot involves a group called "the Syndicate" led by a mysterious man named Solomon Lane and a subplot emerges involving the CIA whose director, played by Alec Baldwin, is trying to shut down the IMF. The cast includes Ving Rhames, Jeremey Renner,Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, and the very beautiful Rebecca Ferguson, Jingchu Zhang and Hermione Corfield. There are the typical car...
  • Cecil the lion and some inconvenient truths for North Americans raised on a Disney diet 1

    08/02/2015 12:29:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 123 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 08/02/2015 | Ian Robinson
    Walt Disney’s got a lot to answer for.I blame Bambi and all the anthropomorphic drivel that followed, like the Lion King.That unfortunate part of the culture, more than anything else, seems to “inform” the view of nature held by effete urbanites who rarely venture out of doors.So, let me weigh in on the Cecil the Lion controversy.It was just another animal — and the outrage generated by its death is unreasoned, sentimental nonsense.People who claim to “love” animals more than people are emotionally damaged individuals incapable of weathering the difficulty required in a real relationship with something that can talk...
  • Wise-cracking US celebrities endorse Iran deal

    08/02/2015 1:27:21 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 31 July 15 | Unattributed
    Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and a host of other celebrities star in a video backing Americas' nuclear deal with Iran, wise-cracking their way through an often surreal mixture of Hollywood, politics and diplomacy. The video uploaded this week onto YouTube comes as President Barack Obama's administration tries to sell the agreement to the public and a sceptical Congress.
  • Donald Trump lovers set up PACs to help his campaign

    08/01/2015 8:40:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 31, 2015 | Aaron Mak
    Donald Trump insists he doesn’t need help from wealthy donors for his White House bid, but that hasn’t stopped equestrians, Los Angeles filmmakers, Hispanics and contractors from setting up PACs to boost his candidacy. Four PACs have registered with the Federal Election Commission in recent days to raise and spend money on behalf of Trump. Organizers believe the real estate tycoon will eventually need outside funding, despite his tough talk. “I think there will be an acknowledgement from [Trump’s] group that they need to widen the financial base,” says Clifford Martin, a documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles and treasurer of...
  • Big-budget Hollywood movie on Benghazi attack due out 2 weeks before Iowa Caucuses

    07/30/2015 7:40:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton isn’t catching a lot of breaks from her former friends in Hollywood.  Or so it seems, considering the fact that big-name, big-budget director Michael Bay is premiering his latest move, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi on January 15, 2016, two hours before the Iowa Caucuses. You can see the trailer here. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It looks pretty exciting.  Bay is best-known for Transformers, which leads Moe Lane to comment, “It looks … a bit more serious than the stuff that Michael Bay usually does.”  But Bay also has Pearl Harbor on his...
  • Director Michael Bay releases first trailer for ‘Benghazi’ movie

    07/29/2015 6:52:00 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Adam Howard
    Action movie mogul Michael Bay’s latest bid for critical respectability may come at Hillary Clinton’s expense. Bay, who has been the brains behind blockbuster franchises including “Transformers” and “Bad Boys” has turned the tragic 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi into a big budget thriller. And if its first trailer is any indication, it won’t depict the former secretary of state’s handling of the incident in a flattering light. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” – which is based on a non-partisan, non-fiction book by Mitchell Zuckoff – aims to be a ripped-from-the-headlines portrayal of the...
  • Man Arrested for Hollywood Street Execution is Rapper Who Served on LAPD Advisory Board

    07/26/2015 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 25,2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The case of the execution-style Black-on-White murder on a Hollywood street this past Fourth of July weekend took a bizarre turn Friday night with the arrest of the suspect who is now being held on $1 million bail. Ezeoma Obioha, the 31-year-old man arrested by Los Angeles police for the murder Carrie Jean Melvin, also 31, was known to police—as a civilian member of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area Community-Police Advisory Board with the title of Secretary. Obioha was a rapper and entrepreneur who presented himself as being “all about protecting the community” and helping stop young minorities...
  • Hollywood Woman Shot and Killed Over Financial Dispute; Suspect Arrested: LAPD

    07/25/2015 10:41:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | 03:10am, July 25, 2015 | Kennedy Ryan
    A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday night in the death of a Hollywood woman who was shot in the back of the head in an apparent dispute over money, police said. Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place (map), when she was shot on July 5, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. ... Obioha and Melvin knew each other and had a financial dispute, Preciado said. The shooter approached wordlessly and fired on Melvin from behind, hitting her in the back of the head, and then fled in a black...
  • How Sony sanitized the new Adam Sandler movie to please Chinese censors

    07/24/2015 12:39:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 24, 2015, 1:30 p.m. GMT | Baldwin and Kristina Cooke
    In a 2013 script for the movie “Pixels,” intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of China’s national treasures – the Great Wall. That scene is gone from the final version of the sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment this week in the United States. The aliens strike iconic sites elsewhere, smashing the Taj Mahal in India, the Washington Monument and parts of Manhattan. Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. It is just one...
  • Pop stars in Democratic politics

    07/24/2015 9:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Holly Blackler
    Pop stars are definitely not shy about taking sides in American politics, as we saw when artists such as Madonna, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce all rallied behind President Obama in his respective campaigns. On their own, singers are just voters. They might not know a whole lot about politics, and you might not care what they think. But a lot of people, especially young people, do. And young people matter. The 2014 midterms saw the lowest youth turnout in 70 years, contributing to sweeping Republican victories a few short years after the youth vote helped President Obama...
  • Theodore Bikel, R.I.P.

    07/22/2015 11:34:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Actor and musician Theodore Bikel passed away yesterday of natural causes at the age of 91. Bikel is best known for playing Tevye in the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel also starred as Captain von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. The Austrian-born Bikel’s career spanned six decades and appeared in such films as The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn and The Defiant Ones with Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. Bikel would receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his...
  • Gov. Granholm in 2009: 'Movie Studio to Create 700 Jobs;' Six Years Later - Nada

    07/21/2015 9:39:42 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/19/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In a 2009 news release, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm highlighted Wonderstruck Studios as an example of why the state’s film subsidy program was vital for bringing jobs to Michigan. The state claimed that the company would create 700 jobs and draw new economic activity to downtown Detroit by producing computer-generated visual effects and animation. "We are working hard to build a diversified economy and create good-paying jobs in Michigan," Granholm said in February of 2009. "As a result of our aggressive film incentives we are not only bringing new investment to Michigan, we are laying the foundation for an industry that...
  • Alex Rocco Obituary

    07/19/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Legacy ^ | 7/19/2015
    Alex Rocco, a longtime character actor has died at the age of 79, according to the examiner.com. His death was first reported by his daughter on her facebook page. One of his best known roles would be as casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” who had the famous line, “Do you know who I am”? He appeared in many films including “Freebie and the Bean, “Cannonball Run II”, and “Dream a Little Dream” (1989), which was directed by his son Marc Rocco who passed away in 2009. He also appeared in such popular movies as “Get Shorty” in 1995...
  • Alex Rocco, Mobster Moe Greene in 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79

    07/19/2015 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 19, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Alex Rocco, the veteran tough-guy character actor with the gravelly voice best known for playing mobster and Las Vegas casino owner Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died. He was 79. Rocco died Saturday, his daughter, Jennifer, announced on Facebook. No other details of his death were immediately available. Rocco, who studied acting with the late Leonard Nimoy, a fellow Boston-area transplant, also was the voice of Roger Meyers Jr., the cigar-smoking chairman of the studio behind "Itchy and Scratchy" on The Simpsons, and he played Arthur Evans, the father of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, on the stylish Starz series...
  • Aubrey Morris, 'A Clockwork Orange' Actor, Dies at 89

    07/17/2015 1:15:49 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 31 replies
    Yahoo/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/17/15 | Cheryl Cheng
    Aubrey Morris, the character actor who played probation officer Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, has died. He was 89...
  • James Woods slams 'liberal fallacies,' President Obama over Chattanooga shootings..

    07/17/2015 11:28:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 7/17/15 | BY ETHAN SACKS
    James Woods slams 'liberal fallacies,' President Obama over Chattanooga shootings that left four Marines dead BY ETHAN SACKS Actor James Woods cast himself right in the middle of the outrage surrounding the deadly rampage at two Chattanooga military recruitment centers. One of the most outspoken conservatives in Hollywood took to Twitter Friday to slam liberals and President Obama in the aftermath of the attack that left four Marines dead a day earlier.
  • ‘Lone Survivor’ Director Slammed by Media after Critiquing Bruce Jenner Courage Award

    07/17/2015 6:46:58 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 42 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    For the second year in a row, a member of the LGBT community has taken home ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award, simply for being gay or transgender. If you take issue with that, you’re a trans-phobic and vile hatemonger, according to numerous media outlets. Peter Berg, director of such films as Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights, and Battleship is feeling the wrath Thursday, after posting a critical image of Jenner’s ESPY selection to his Instagram page following Wednesday night’s show. Berg shared an image of Army veteran Gregory Gadson, a double amputee who played a role in Battleship, alongside an...
  • Sylvester Stallone rep denies Rambo will fight Isis in new movie

    07/14/2015 5:48:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    the guardian ^ | July 14, 2015
    When reports surfaced over Sylvester Stallone’s apparent desire to take on Isis in Rambo 5, his representative stepped in to claim they are untrue. A rumour circulated that Stallone was present at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego to announce further details for the action sequel, which he initially confirmed last year on Twitter. “We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds,” the star reportedly said on a panel. “We’re working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever.” But his representative came forward to...
  • Trump Says the U.S. Should Have Invaded Mexico

    07/12/2015 1:15:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 228 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | July 11, 2015 | Dennis Romero
    Donald Trump took his ire toward Mexico to a new dimension as he visited Los Angeles this weekend. During a speech to Hollywood conservative group Friends of Abe last night the GOP presidential candidate said Iraq was a needed buffer against a hostile Iran and that it was wrong for the United States to have invaded Saddam Hussein's fiefdom. "Instead," Trump told the crowd, “we should have invaded Mexico." This was according to an attendee who wishes to remain anonymous.* The remark was greeted with rousing applause, our source said. The real estate mogul also said that, if he were...
  • That Despicable New Minion Movie

    07/11/2015 3:13:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | July 10, 2015 | Birgit Jones
    As is our habit for July birthdays, my adult daughter and I go to a movie to celebrate. This is a decades long tradition for us and often the only movie we see at a theater all year. Now that she has children, they inevitably tag along for a fun family outing. We make a day of it – noon Mass at the Cathedral, lunch at a favorite restaurant, and then a movie. Our tastes are simple and tame, so it isn’t a problem for the kids to join us – usually that is.Although our birthdays fall on July...
  • Donald Trump’s Speech to Showbiz Group Met With Protests

    07/11/2015 1:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | July 10, 2015 | Ted Johnson, senior editor
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday gave what one attendee described as a quintessential Trump speech before a group of Hollywood conservatives — brash, self assured, and plenty of humor. Trump’s appearance before Friends of Abe — a fellowship of showbiz right-of-center professionals — was met with protests outside the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood over remarks he has made about Mexican immigrants. Chanting “Donald Trump has got to go” in English and Spanish, the protesters drew occasional honks from passing cars on Sunset Boulevard, with a heavy presence of Los Angeles Police Department officers on watch. But Trump told...
  • Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, dies

    07/10/2015 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2015 | Victoria Ward
    Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, has died aged 83. His agent Steve Kenis said on Friday: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo." Egyptian-born Sharif, who had Alzheimer’s disease, won international acclaim for his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia – his first English-language film. He won two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s iconic film.
  • Celebrity Rehab: 'Licking' The Donut of Hate!

    07/10/2015 12:16:46 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 15 replies
    Self | 7/08/15 | Me
    “I hate America. I hate all Americans!” Ariana Grande is but yet another twisted link in a growing chain of bitter ignorance and defiant decadence that is strangling our youth’s ability to discern our most basic blessings. If I may ask, Princess, what is so unbearably unfair about living in a nation that tolerates and graciously rewards ungrateful, spiteful, and spoiled Disney debutantes like yourself? Is your festering rage caused by the fact your seven-figure checks aren’t made on recyclable hemp paper or that you might actually have to sign them? Could it possibly emanate from the disturbing discovery your...
  • Irwin Keyes, Horror Movie Character Actor, Dies at 63

    07/08/2015 8:05:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Yahoo (Variety) ^ | 7/8/15 | Carmel Dagan
    Irwin Keyes, an actor with credits ranging from The Jeffersons to The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas, died July 8. He was 63. Keyes appeared in a number of horror films...
  • LA WOMAN EXECUTED by Shotgun Blast to Back of the Head By Black Man on Hollywood Sidewalk

    07/08/2015 10:43:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 6,2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sunday night in Los Angeles as a 30 year-old white woman walked with her boyfriend near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, a mysterious Black man walked up behind the couple and without saying a word fired a shotgun blast to the back of the woman’s head, according to police. The killer was seen carrying the shotgun as he ran to a car and drove away. The search for the killer continues. The Los Angeles Times reported: “The man walked up from behind the woman as she walked with her boyfriend in Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard. He aimed a shotgun and killed...
  • New documentary exposes Hollywood man-boy pedophile ring

    07/08/2015 4:27:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 7/6/2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media reports that An Open Secret, a new explosive documentary on Hollywood pedophiles opened on Friday night, July 3, 2015, at the Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street in New York City. On July 17, the film will open in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Directed by Amy Berg, An Open Secret exposes how pedophiles operate in Hollywood and cover up their crimes. Berg’s 2006 documentary on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophilia/pederasty, Deliver Us from Evil, was nominated for an Oscar. The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “A...
  • Donald Trump Taking Message To Hollywood For GOP Event Friday ("Friends of Abe" group)

    07/07/2015 11:10:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes and Dominic Patten
    Donald Trump’s coming to town. Trump people confirm he is speaking to the group of Hollywood conservatives who go by the name Friends of Abe. The event is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Friday at the Luxe Sunset Blvd Hotel in Brentwood, the invite says. The most controversial of the ever-expanding pack of GOP White House hopefuls is the latest paying a visit to the group. Other Republican contenders already have paid a call, but, of course, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee have not made headlines saying Mexico is sending its drug users and rapists across the border...
  • ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Actress Amanda Peterson Dead at 43

    07/06/2015 10:21:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love,” has died. She was 43. Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released.
  • NBC Cancels A.D., The Bible Continues (may live elsewhere)

    07/06/2015 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 60 replies
    NBC has canceled A.D. The Bible Continues after just one season, Deadline reports. The miniseries, created by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, was a follow-up to their record-breaking miniseries The Bible, and chronicled the early days of modern Christianity. A.D., which premiered on Easter, was positioned as an event series at NBC, but Downey, Burnett and the network had indicated that subsequent seasons were part of the plan. It's possible that the show will continue on another platform
  • Jaws: The 40th Anniversary of the Movie That Changed Hollywood

    07/05/2015 8:32:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies
    time ^ | June 20, 2015 | Daniel D’Addario
    Forty years ago Saturday saw the release of Jaws, an adaptation of a beach-read made by a promising but relatively untested young director, Steven Spielberg. Forty years later, Jaws‘ impact can be felt across moviegoing. The shark tale is perhaps most notable for its box-office success; Jaws became the top-grossing film of all time after its release (and did so more quickly than had its predecessors, with a marketing plan based on blanket advertising rather than a slow rollout). Jaws, with its technical mastery and ability to manipulate the audience into fearing something that for so much of the film’s...
  • TV Land bans 'The Dukes of Hazzard' re-runs and the reactions aren't so positive

    07/04/2015 4:23:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    KCRA.com ^ | July 4, 2015
    I posted this for the insightful comment made by Caleb Child. You know, when I talk to most people about the confederate flag, what most people honestly say is the first thing they think about is "The Dukes of Hazzard." Not its historical role, not its implications of racism, but an old TV show. I know it sounds like a stretch, the sort of thing that sits near a conspiracy theory, but honestly, I feel like taking Dukes of Hazzard off the air is more about trying to avoid putting the confederate flag in a positive light more than...
  • Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Jurassic World’

    07/03/2015 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 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 · 75 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 · 103 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...