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  • GORDON: Obama’s deadly new PR firm- Whatever happened to SEAL Team 6 being a ‘secret’ weapon?

    01/30/2012 9:23:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/31/12 | J.D. Gordon
    The dramatic rescue of an American aid worker and her Danish colleague in Somalia by Navy commandos was a terrific encore to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan nine months ago. However, all the White House-driven publicity for both events has helped turn the once-secret SEAL Team 6 into a household term, with likely negative consequences. Although SEAL Team 6 and its official successor, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, have been around since the 1980s, their missions always were kept secret to shield their members’ identities and protect operational security. Every president since the team’s founding has...
  • New Movie About the Vatican Sure to Thrill Anti-Catholics (Catholic Caucus)

    01/27/2012 2:19:51 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 26, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    Hollywood will be making a movie about The Vatican. What could go wrong? And it’s even worse than you think. Warner Bros is making a movie called The Vatican, and it’s reportedly some kind of horror/conspiracy movie. Hmmm ... a movie that says the Church is up to something nefarious? Well, a movie like that has never been made, right? But wait. It gets even worse. The director of the movie Devil Inside is directing The Vatican. Here’s the poster for that movie: Yup. That’s a possessed nun with dollar signs in her eyes. The Devil Inside movie opened up...
  • Liberal Actor Liam Neeson Says He’s Considering Dumping Catholicism, Converting To Islam…

    01/25/2012 7:31:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 120 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/24/12 | zip
    Every moonbat’s fantasy come true. (Huffington Post) — Irish actor Liam Neeson has revealed he is considering giving up on his Catholic faith and converting to Islam. The Hollywood star, 59, was recently filming in Turkish city Istanbul and became fascinated with the muslim faith during his stay. Speaking to The Sun, he said: “The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing.
  • SOPA and PIPA Backlash Delightfully Continues

    01/23/2012 9:23:27 AM PST · by Altariel · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | January 18, 2012 | Lucy Steigerwald
    Maybe you're sick to death of all the to-do over SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate buddy the Protect Intellectual Property Act or PIPA) or you just really needed your Wikipedia fix today (don't worry, you can still read their SOPA page!). But really, isn't it awesome that people won't shut up about something actually important for once? Reason didn't participate, but don't take that as any sort of endorsement of nosy government activities. Nick Gillespie reported earlier today on the protest and how it has drawn support from all sides of the political spectrum. What's interesting...
  • House, Senate Postpone Piracy Bills (SOPA/PIPA) Under Pressure

    01/20/2012 8:19:27 AM PST · by abb · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 20, 2012 | Josh Smith, Dan Friedman and Juliana Gruenwald
    Capping a dramatic week of protests and legislative maneuvering, leaders in the Senate and the House announced on Friday that they are backing off efforts to pass a pair of controversial bills to crack down on foreign websites that use pirated content. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced that he will postpone a cloture vote on the Senate’s Protect IP Act, originally scheduled for Tuesday. And in the House, Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said he will postpone consideration of the House version until more agreement can be found. Congress backed off the legislation after an unprecedented online...
  • Robert Redford: Obama stood up to Big Oil (Mega Hurl)

    01/19/2012 8:27:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | January 18, 2012 | Caitlin McDevitt
    Robert Redford, actor and outspoken environmentalist, applauded President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday. In a column on the Huffington Post, Redford – who questioned the president's commitment to the environment a few months ago – wrote:
  • Left and Right Unite Against Hollywood's Failed SOPA Overreach

    01/19/2012 6:45:49 AM PST · by transducer · 12 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | January 18, 2012 | Larry O'Connor
    The Google logo has been blacked out today. Wikipedia, reddit, Mozilla and Twitpic are all blocking access to content. Even Star Trek icon George Takei has blocked his site. The moves are displays of cyber-protest against the heavy-handed and ill-conceived Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). From a political and public relations standpoint, this has already been a complete and utter failure for Hollywood and their formerly formidable lobbying arm, the Motion Picture Association of America. Former Sen. Chris Dodd became the new CEO of the MPAA after he realized he would never be re-elected in his home state of Connecticut...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Moguls Stopping Obama Donations Because Of President’s Piracy Stand

    01/19/2012 4:13:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    http://www.deadline.com/ ^ | January 19, 2012 | Nikki Finke
    EXCLUSIVE: Internet sites on their SOPA-Strike may be conducting a blackout but Hollywood studios are conducting a boycott. I’ve learned that Hollywood studio chiefs individually and as a group are drawing a line in the sand on the piracy issue with the Obama re-election campaign and refusing to give any more donations. The blowup came after President Obama on Saturday dashed moguls’ hopes that he would remain on the sidelines in the dispute over the U.S. House Of Representatives’ Stop Online Piracy Act and the U.S. Senate’s Protect IP Act. In a posting on the White House web site, three...
  • Human head found in bag along trail near Hollywood sign

    01/18/2012 6:26:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 96 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 18, 2012 | Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the slaying of a man believed to be of Armenian descent whose head was discovered Tuesday afternoon by two dogs off a hiking trail below the Hollywood sign. Two women were hiking with nine dogs in the rugged hills near the 3200 block of Canyon Drive when two of the dogs found a plastic bag in the brush containing the head... In addition to combing the area for evidence, investigators will seek help from the Los Angeles County coroner to identify the victim through dental records
  • Exclusive: Hollywood Moguls Stopping Obama Donations Because Of Administration’s Piracy Stand

    01/18/2012 4:15:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 1/18/12 | Nikki Finke
    EXCLUSIVE: Internet sites on their SOPAStrike may be conducting a blackout but Hollywood studios are conducting a boycott. I’ve learned that Hollywood studio chiefs individually and as a group are drawing a line in the sand on the piracy issue with the Obama re-election campaign and refusing to give any more donations. The blowup came after President Obama on Saturday dashed moguls’ hopes that he would remain on the sidelines in the dispute over the U.S. House Of Representatives’ Stop Online Piracy Act and the U.S. Senate’s Protect IP Act.
  • Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador

    01/17/2012 1:49:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    defend.ht ^ | Monday, 16 January 2012 | defend.ht
    Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador LOS ANGELES, USA (defend.ht) - Sean Penn has accepted the job of Ambassador for Haiti, where he has spent the last two years managing a tent camp for displaced Haitians after the earthquake. Sean Penn will now be the "ambassador at large" for the Caribbean nation. Penn was offered the position by Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe, while at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Picking up a humanitarian award for his work in Haiti, he told the crowd: "I do accept [the job]," before adding it would...
  • Car strikes actor Gene Hackman, 81, in Islamorada

    01/13/2012 5:19:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 112 replies · 1+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | January 13, 2012 | Wayne K. Roustan
    Actor Gene Hackman, 81, was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami on Friday after a car struck the bicycle he was riding in Islamorada, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Hackman was heading southbound near the 88 mile marker on the Old Highway around 3 p.m. when struck from behind by the right front fender of a 2007 Toyota Tundra driven by Kathryn Rodriguez, 60, or Islamorada, FHP Sergeant Thomas E. Pikul said.
  • Meryl Streep Takes on Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”

    01/13/2012 10:19:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2012 | John Hanlon
    “We shall stand on principle or we will not stand at all,” Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) states late in the new film, “The Iron Lady.” The movie- which explores the life of the masterful former prime minister of England—attempts to show the conservative politician in both her glory and in her latter years. In doing so, it successfully portrays Thatcher’s political successes but stumbles along the way by focusing too much on her health after her tenure as prime minister. The film begins with Thatcher as a retired politician stumbling through life as a confused older woman and believing that...
  • George Lucas: Hollywood Wouldn't Back My Film About Tuskegee Airmen Due to All Black Cast

    01/11/2012 10:44:12 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Star Wars creator George Lucas said Monday that Hollywood studios refused to back his new film Red Tails - about World War II's Tuskegee Airmen - because the cast was all black. ... Hollywood balked given the message Lucas was trying to convey. “I wanted to make it inspirational for teenaged boys. I wanted to show that they have heroes, they’re real American heroes, they’re patriots that helped to make the country what it is today. And it’s not Glory where you have a lot of white officers running these guys into cannon fodder. It’s like a real, they were...
  • President Obama is schmoozing with Angelina and Brad Pitt

    01/11/2012 5:43:01 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies · 6+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:35 PM on 11th January 2012 | By Chris Johnson
    Everyone knows President Barack Obama likes a celebrity fix - just ask Johnny Depp. And today, just a day after pictures emerged of his extravagant 2009 Halloween party at the White House, the most powerful man in America was enjoying more VIP company. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie brought some Hollywood star power to Washington D.C. as they stopped by for a chat with the chief executive at the Oval Office.
  • Belafonte on Obama: He Doesn’t Deserve a Second Term, Lacks ‘Moral Compass’

    01/11/2012 7:57:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1-11-12 | "Hollywoodland"
    If Matt Damon is disillusioned with The One, Harry Belafonte is downright dismayed with President Barack Obama’s first term. The Calypso crooner didn’t hold back during a recent radio chat on “Smiley & West,” co-hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, even if a rebroadcast of the program snipped out Belafonte’s most punishing comments, according to The Radio Equalizer. My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things … how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to...
  • Dolly Parton: America has lost its 'morals, principals and values'

    01/11/2012 7:37:20 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2012 | By Hollie McKay
    Dolly Parton is back on the big screen, starring alongside Queen Latifah in the Gospel-driven “Joyful Noise.” But the country music legend insisted that there is more to the movie than just music and a good time. “The film is uplifting and I want people to go away feeling better than they did when they got here, because times are hard right now. Everybody's been feeling a little scared and a little down, and the economy has been bad and people don't know what to think. We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these...
  • How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales

    01/10/2012 8:37:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | January 5, 2012 | Darin Wagner
    How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales by Darin Wagner If you are a conservative like me, you’ve been reading fewer and fewer comic books over the last 12 years. For those of you who know what I’m talking about, the weekly visit to the comic book shop has become either an exercise in irritation or a monotonous drill. You pick up a superhero comic book featuring a childhood favorite of yours, hoping to reignite some of that magic you felt way back when and you see that the opening sequence in the comic deals with an oil rig...
  • Interview: Sandra Bernhard (Ultra barf alert)

    01/09/2012 11:24:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1+ views
    AV Club Philadelphia ^ | January 10, 2012 | Susannah Breslin
    At 56 years of age, Sandra Bernhard hasn’t become any less outspoken. If anything, she’s become more so. Two years ago, the comedian and singer made headlines after allegedly suggesting that if Sarah Palin were to visit New York City, she may find herself getting “gang-raped by some of my big black brothers.” This is particularly true in her one-woman shows, the latest of which, I Love Being Me, Don’t You?, a mix of comedy, music, and dance, she’ll be performing at the Painted Bride starting today through Saturday. She spoke with The A.V. Club about politics, Playboy, and feminism....
  • Best and Worst Films of 2011 (Michael Medved)

    01/09/2012 3:02:59 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 99 replies
    Michael Medved Website ^ | December 2011 | Michael Medved
    BEST FILMS: The Artist War Horse Moneyball Hugo Midnight in Paris Win Win The Descendants The Way Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 My Week with Marilyn WORST FILMS: Sucker Punch Conan the Barbarian Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part I Beastly Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jack & Jill Just Go With It I Don't Know How She Does It Hard Breakers Footloose
  • WH attacks media reporting Hollywood party

    01/09/2012 2:20:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 1/9/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Under fire for allegedly hosting a secret Halloween theme party featuring movie star Johnny Depp at the White House in 2009, President Obama's spokesman punched back, calling reports about the party "irresponsible" and denying that the White House tried to hide the event from the public. "There are outlets that have reported this as a secret party, which is just silly -- it's irresponsible reporting to suggest that you would have a pool report and the press at an event that's secret" White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today during the press briefing, adding that photos of Johnny Depp...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s New $425 GOOP Cleanse ‘A Waste Of Time And Money,’ Say Doctors

    01/09/2012 11:43:11 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 75 replies
    hollywoodlife.com ^ | 01.05.2012 | Bonnie Fuller
    Gwyneth Paltrow released her GOOP newsletter, Jan. 5, promoting her GOOP cleanse kit, which costs $425, but doctors interviewed by HollywoodLife say cleanses have ‘no scientific proven’ value and are ‘complete bunk’! Don’t spend your money or your effort subjecting yourself to actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s “cleanse” or anyone else’s, say top NYC doctors. “‘Cleansing’ is the equivalent of ’snake oil,’” says NYC internist, Dr. Robert Bos. He adds that “there is no scientific proof” that a cleanse will help give your digestive system a break, eliminate toxins, rebuild beneficial bacteria or give you more energy, as Gwyneth promises in her...
  • Jesse Ventura denies fight ever happened with Navy Seal

    01/08/2012 4:47:17 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 69 replies
    Conspiracy Theories ^ | 01/08/2012 | Jesse Ventura
    Jesse’s Statement: The event this man spoke of never happened. I have been to Mc P’s many times since leaving the Navy. I was never there alone. I was always accompanied by other people. If this happened 6 years ago, someone would have known of it before now. Certainly in the UDT/SEAL community it would have been known. This has to be news to all of us. I have always opposed the war in Iraq but I have never spoken or wished any ill will towards the soldiers. My heart aches that soldiers have died or been wounded because this...
  • LA Arson Suspect Identified, Possibly Motivated by Deportation Battle ("I hate America")

    01/02/2012 9:01:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/02/12 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, RAY HOMER, KATIE KINDELAN and COLLEEN CURRY
    LA Arson Suspect Identified, Possibly Motivated by Deportation BattleBy RICHARD ESPOSITO, RAY HOMER, KATIE KINDELAN and COLLEEN CURRY Good Morning America – 15 hrs ago Officials this evening identified a man arrested after a series of 52 blazes in the Los Angeles area as Harry Burkhart, 24. Burkhart was charged this afternoon with one count of arson of an inhabited dwelling, with more charges expected as the investigation proceeds, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told reporters. Burkhart was being held without bail. "These were serious and potentially deadly crimes that needlessly endangered thousands of innocent lives," Villaraigosa said. "These crimes...
  • Will Google, Amazon, and Facebook Black Out the Net?

    12/30/2011 1:05:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Will Google, Amazon, and Facebook Black Out the Net? By Alec Liu Published December 30, 2011 | FoxNews.com In the growing battle for the future of the Web, some of the biggest sites online -- Google, Facebook, and other tech stalwarts -- are considering a coordinated blackout of their sites, some of the web’s most popular destinations. No Google searches. No Facebook updates. No Tweets. No Amazon.com shopping. Nothing. The action would be a dramatic response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill backed by the motion picture and recording industries that is intended to eliminate theft online...
  • Update: L.A. fires likely set by more than one arsonist, police believe

    12/31/2011 10:47:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/31/11 | Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles authorities investigating a string of more than 35 fires set over the last two days strongly suspect the blazes are the work of more than one arsonist. On Friday morning, 21 fires were started in a relatively small area around Hollywood and West Hollywood. On Friday night and Saturday morning, 16 more fires were reported. They were similar to the ones in Hollywood but were spread out over a much larger area.
  • US movie ticket sales hit a 16-year low

    12/29/2011 5:39:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    The Australian / AP ^ | December 29, 2011
    HOLLYWOOD has more tricks in its bag than ever with digital 3-D and other new film tools. Yet as the images on screen get bigger and better, movie crowds keep shrinking - down to a 16-year low as 2011's film lineup fell well short of studios' record expectations. Through New Year's Eve on Saturday, projected domestic revenues for the year stand at $10.2 billion, down 3.5 percent from 2010's, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. Taking higher ticket prices into account, movie attendance is off even more, with an estimated 1.28 billion tickets sold, a 4.4 percent decline and the smallest...
  • Norman Lear's Left-Wing Paranoia About 'The Right'

    12/29/2011 3:56:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2011 | Larry Elder
    They're coming for your children! They're coming for the womenfolk! Then they're coming after you! Norman Lear, the famous television show producer, offered this hysterically paranoid assessment of the allegedly growing and presumably insidious power of "the right": "I want to suggest that we lefties start laying claim to what we see as 'sacred' and serve it up proudly to the religious right -- to the James Dobson, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove ... hatemongers, sheathed in sanctity, and to the Koch brothers, the types that fund them and use them so effectively for their own political power-grabbing purposes....
  • Mysteries of Moviemaker Motivations

    12/28/2011 6:56:04 AM PST · by rhema · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/28/11 | Michael Medved
    Yearend announcements of box office champions and film award nominees combine to illuminate dark, persistent mysteries about the motivations of moviemakers. In the process, these contrasting lists expose the stubborn stupidity of a line of argument jointly cherished by the entertainment industry’s angriest critics and its most faithful apologists: that Hollywood is utterly corrupted (or totally excused) by the ruthless, single-minded pursuit of profit. If it’s all about making money, how can anyone explain the fact that the heavy favorite to win Tinseltown’s most coveted and relentlessly publicized award for 2011 is a low-budget silent film (no kidding!) in glorious...
  • 'The Snowman' set for anniversary sequel

    12/28/2011 5:30:33 AM PST · by the scotsman · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28th December 2011 | BBC News
    'A sequel to classic animated short The Snowman is to be produced by Channel 4 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original's 1982 broadcast. The Snowman 2 - described as "a brand new adventure" featuring Raymond Briggs's character and "a new set of friends" - will air next Christmas. London-based animation company Lupus Films told The Guardian it would be "new and fresh [and] not identical". The original film was nominated for an Academy Award in 1983.'
  • New York Times: Domestic Box Office Attendance Drops 11.3% Over Two Years

    12/26/2011 8:20:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 26, 2011 | John Nolte
    According to the New York Times, even with upwards of 40 blockbusters released in 3D (meaning much higher ticket prices), box office revenues in North America dropped 4.5% this year. In worse news, overall attendance dropped 5.3%, which means that over the last two years attendance has dropped a whopping 11.3%. When you lose over 10% of your customers in just two years, something is horribly wrong. When you combine that with plummeting DVD sales, you have an existential problem. The Times blames much of the problem on the economy, but as anemic as it’s been, the economy has improved...
  • 5 male celebrities I support, and why

    12/22/2011 12:11:51 PM PST · by thesaleboat · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 21 Dec 2011 | KRISTEN WALKER
    December 21, 2011 (LiveAction.org) - Recently I wrote about five male celebrities I boycott for their pro-abortion views. Today, I’ll tell you about five famous men whose careers I can feel good about supporting, because they believe in and profess the sanctity of life. Keep in mind I may disagree with them on other issues. But because I believe abortion is the ultimate moral litmus test, if they recognize the evil of abortion, I know their moral compass is pointed in the right direction.
  • 'Game Change': See Julianne Moore take stage as Sarah Palin -- VIDEO

    12/21/2011 4:34:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Dec 21 2011 | James Hibbard & Lynette Rice
    HBO Films seems to have two essential mission statements. First, to corner the market on Al Pacino’s good acting (see: Angels in America, You Don’t Know Jack, the upcoming Phil Spector biopic. Second, and more importantly, the moviemaking arm of the network appears to be constructing a complete chronology of American history, from the Revolution (John Adams) through the Great War (Band of Brothers, The Pacific), and right up to our disturbing modern moment (Recount, Too Big to Fail). Next year’s Game Change is an intriguing new entry in the HBO History canon, adapting the addictive behind-the-scenes muckrake of the...
  • Hollywood Jihad? Gunman Calmly Shooting Drivers, Pedestrians, Shouting Allahu Akbar

    12/18/2011 10:08:24 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 5 replies
    KTLA TV 5 ^ | 12/9/2011 | KTLA TV5
    Youtube Video go to witness at about 2min 40ses who reported shooter was shouting allah akbar.
  • Angelina Jolie inflames new ethnic emotions in Bosnia with her debut as film director

    12/17/2011 8:19:42 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/17/2011 | Philip Sherwell
    Angelina Jolie has aroused praise and criticism in Bosnia with her first film as a director, a story of love and war set during the bloody Balkans conflict. ... But in the Balkans, another world from the star-studded American premieres and glitzy after-parties, the film is inflaming old and deeply-held emotions. ... Former Bosnian Muslim war prisoners and relatives of massacre victims, some of them initially critical, lauded In the Land of Blood and Honey after being invited to a private screening to allay earlier fears about the subject matter. But the leader of a Bosnian Serb prisoners group has...
  • Batman Star Christian Bale Attacked for Visiting Chen Guangcheng

    12/16/2011 9:16:32 AM PST · by julieee · 18 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Batman Star Christian Bale Attacked for Visiting Chen Guangcheng Beijing, China -- Batman movie star Christian Bale traveled nine hours from Beijing to visit blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng, who has been sentenced to home confinement by local Chinese family planning officials. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/16/batman-star-christian-bale-attacked-for-visiting-chen-guangcheng/
  • Hawaii 5-0 crew disgraceful to WWII Pearl Harbor survivors

    12/15/2011 8:47:02 PM PST · by Méabh · 18 replies
    Colorado's Morning News ^ | Monday, December 12, 2011 | Steffan Tubbs
    (NATIONAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC – HONOLULU) It looked strange from the moment we pulled up to the Punchbowl, a sacred Hawaiian site once the location for human sacrifice before Cook's arrival to the islands. Our tour bus, filled with 23 WWII Pearl Harbor survivors as part of The Greatest Generations Foundation came to the beautiful location in an old crater above downtown Honolulu for a closing ceremony and presentation. The National Cemetery of the Pacific pays tribute to those veterans of all faiths who served their country, many who lost their lives during WWII. I admit I was not...
  • Hollywood's GOP Supporters Include Bruce Willis, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Clint Eastwood

    12/13/2011 4:41:39 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/13/11 | THR Staff
    The latest actor to throw his support behind presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is Gary Busey, who announced that he will be endorsing the former Speaker of the House of Representatives in his bid for the oval office. Hollywood has long held a reputation of liberal agendas, but not all celebrities fit that mold.
  • NYT silent on shocking Hollywood pedophilia charges

    12/13/2011 11:31:49 AM PST · by bigbob · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12-12-11 | Tina Korbe
    Apparently, pedophilia is an entrenched part of Hollywood culture — but you wouldn’t know that if you only consulted The New York Times for news. Check out this Fox News account of just some of the muck that underlies Hollywood’s glamorous gilding: If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry. Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors, was charged in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 with sexually abusing a former...
  • Hollywood shooting victim has died

    12/12/2011 5:09:57 PM PST · by ropin71 · 11 replies
    self | 12/12/11 | Self
    John Atterberry, Music Executive who was shot in the face driving his Mercedes on Hollywood and vine has died from his injuries. A facebook friend of mine who was good friends with him just announced this.
  • Lowe‘s Pulls Its Ads from TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’

    12/12/2011 9:07:54 AM PST · by Justaham · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12-12-11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Hardware retail giant Lowe’s has pulled its commercials from all future episodes of TLC’s reality TV show “All-American Muslim,” the chain said this week. The conservative Florida Family Association has been leading a campaign to get retailers to pull their advertisements from the show. On Tuesday, it posted an email from a Lowe‘s representative who said Lowe’s will no longer be advertising during “All-American Muslim,” which chronicles the lives of several Muslim-American families living in Dearborn, Mich. “While we continue to advertise on various cable networks, including TLC, there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines, including...
  • Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 96

    12/07/2011 9:18:42 AM PST · by Borges · 166 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/07/11 | Michael Pollack
    Harry Morgan, the prolific character actor best known for playing the acerbic but kindly Colonel Potter in the long-running television series “M*A*S*H,” died Wednesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96. His son Charles confirmed his death. In more than 100 movies, Mr. Morgan played Western bad guys, characters with names like Rocky and Shorty, loyal sidekicks, judges, sheriffs, soldiers, thugs and police chiefs. On television, he played Officer Bill Gannon with a phlegmatic but light touch to Jack Webb’s always-by-the-book Sgt. Joe Friday in the updated “Dragnet,” from 1967 to 1970. He starred as Pete Porter,...
  • Alec Baldwin Calls Flight Attendants “Retired Catholic School Gym Teachers From The 50s”

    12/06/2011 6:55:36 PM PST · by maggief · 41 replies
    RumorFix ^ | December 6, 2011
    We are willing to wager that somehow this will find it’s way into an episode of 30 Rock. Actor Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight at LAX Tuesday after he failed to turn off an electronic device while the plane was still on the ground — and lashed out at the flight attendants on Twitter. His incident lit up the Twittersphere, with both the actor’s side of the story and those of passengers. “On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had...
  • Alec Baldwin: Booted from plane for playing game

    12/06/2011 6:46:25 PM PST · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/06/2011 | Gordon Cameron
    Actor Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight leaving Los Angeles for New York on Tuesday when he was apparently too engrossed in a game of Zynga's "Words With Friends" to power down his iPad.... The incident caused a one-hour delay in the flight and kicked off a flurry of Internet chatter.
  • Recent Hollywood pedophilia charges just the tip of the iceberg: former child actors

    12/06/2011 2:11:05 PM PST · by NYer · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Kathleen GILBERT
    December 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After a series of child sex abuse revelations hit Hollywood in the past month, both experts and previous child stars say the crackdown only scratches the surface of what has long been the entertainment industry’s darkest secret. Fox News reported Monday that former child stars of several eras - one even well into his 60s - reacted with grim sagacity as sex abuse charges were laid or discovered against three Hollywood employees: Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors; Fernando Rivas, 59, an award-winning composer for “Sesame Street”; and registered sex offender...
  • Recent Charges of Sexual Abuse of Children in Hollywood Just Tip of Iceberg, Experts Say

    12/06/2011 6:46:35 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 05, 2011 | Meaghan Murphy
    If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry. Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors, was charged in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 with sexually abusing a former client. His accuser, who was under 12 years old during the time of the alleged abuse, reported to authorities that Weiss told him "what they were doing was common practice in the entertainment industry." Weiss has pleaded not guilty. On Nov. 21,...
  • Fox Business News Calls Muppets Communist; Debate Goes Viral

    12/05/2011 5:18:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/05/2011 | Paul Bond
    Fox Business News Calls Muppets Communist; Debate Goes Viral A segment on the network was highlighted by Media Matters, reigniting a conversation about whether or not there are political messages in children's movies. If you Googled news about “Muppets” on Monday you were treated to hundreds of news stories and blog items debating whether Disney’s lovable creatures were Communists or not. You can thank Fox Business News and Media Matters for that. Eric Bolling of Follow the Money set the stage on Friday when he hosted a 7-minute segment that argued that The Muppets film – featuring bad-guy oilman Tex...
  • Alec talks like a Republican ( Baldwin wants Romney )

    12/05/2011 5:17:21 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 5, 2011 | Staff Writer
    Is Alec Baldwin turning into his “30 Rock” character and warming up to Mitt Romney?
  • Charlie Sheen's ex-wife arrested at Aspen nightclub

    12/03/2011 12:38:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies · 1+ views
    aspentimes.com ^ | 3 Dec 2011 | Chadwick Bowman
    ASPEN — Brooke Mueller, ex-wife of actor Charlie Sheen, was arrested shortly after midnight Saturday at an Aspen nightclub and charged with third-degree misdemeanor assault and felony possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. At approximately 11:32 p.m. Friday, Aspen Police Department officers were doing a routine walk-through at Belly Up Aspen when a woman reported that an assault had taken place. Police said the woman identified the culprit as Mueller, who was found shortly after midnight at the dance club Escobar. Mueller was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, a class-four felony, and third-degree...
  • Hollywood Grinch: Michigan Taxpayers Give 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas' Millions

    12/02/2011 6:31:21 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/2/2011 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan taxpayers gave the makers of “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” $8.3 million for filming in this state. The state reimbursed the filmmakers for $8.3 million of the $21.8 million spent in the state, or 38 percent of their costs. “Any business would gladly take 38 percent cash back on all their expenses. But this comes at the taxpayer expense and they get little in return for their forced generosity,” said James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. A TV commercial for "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" raised questions...