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  • Robert De Niro Says Donald Trump Is a ‘Mad Man’ and ‘Low-life’ at Tribeca Event

    04/19/2018 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies ^ | 04/18/2018 | Kate Erbland
    At an annual event celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival and the journalists who cover it, the actor continued to lash out at the president. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert De Niro isn’t changing his mind any time soon, especially when it comes to his feelings for President Donald Trump and the current state of the country. At a lunch held this afternoon in celebration of the start of the Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded in 2002, De Niro offered some pointed opening remarks to a crowd made up mostly of journalists and other members of the press about Trump. “America is being...
  • ‘Obama’ voiced by Jordan Peele in PSA video warning about fake videos

    04/17/2018 1:19:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A startling video of former President Obama calling President Trump a “complete dipshit” is a coordinated stunt from filmmaker Jordan Peele as a public service announcement to warn about fake videos. The video appears to show Obama beginning to issue a warning. However, viewers don't hear the former president's voice; instead, Obama’s lips move in sync with Peele's voice. “We’re entering an era in which our enemies can make it look like anyone is saying anything at any point at time — even if they would never say those things,” Peele says voicing the former president. “So, for instance, they...
  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Actor Who Bottled Magic Onscreen and Off, Dies at 65

    04/17/2018 11:49:24 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/16/2018 | Maya Salam
    Harry Anderson, an actor who starred as the kindhearted, zany Judge Harry Stone on the long-running NBC comedy “Night Court,” was found dead early Monday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 65. The Asheville Police Department, which confirmed the death, did not release a cause but said no foul play was suspected. Turk Pipkin, a longtime friend, said Mr. Anderson was hospitalized with the flu a few months ago and had remained sick. Mr. Anderson, who spent nine seasons presiding over a fictional Manhattan courtroom that played host to a steady stream of oddballs, was nominated for three...
  • The Jack Benny Show (01-28-1951)

    04/17/2018 6:36:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies ^ | 01-28-1951 | Jack Benny & etc.
    Old time radio show starring the cheapest man in the world, Don Wilson, Mary Livingston (Benny), Phil Harris, Dennis Day and Rochester (Eddie Anderson).
  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65

    04/16/2018 7:38:48 PM PDT · by fhayek · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/16/18
    Harry Anderson, the amiable actor who presided over the NBC comedy “Night Court” for nine seasons, has died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. He was 65. Anderson was found at his home by police officers early Monday morning, according to a report by WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, S.C. No foul play was suspected, police told the station. Anderson was a magician-turned-actor who was known as a rabid fan of jazz singer Mel Torme. The affection for Torme was woven into his TV alter ego, Judge Harry Stone, a quirky character who...
  • ‘Night Court’ actor found dead in his Asheville home, officials say

    04/16/2018 3:50:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies ^ | April 16, 2018 | Carla Field
    Harry Anderson, best known for his leading role in the “Night Court” sitcom in the ‘80s, died Monday morning at his home in Asheville, police officials said. Police were called to Anderson’s home before 8 a.m., according to Christina Hallingse, Asheville police public information officer.
  • R. Lee Ermey, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ drill sergeant, dies

    04/15/2018 5:25:23 PM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Marine who became immortalized by playing a brutal drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” has died. “It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia,” his manager Bill Rogers said in a statement posted to Mr. Ermey’s official Twitter account.
  • Okay, The Incredibles 2 May Be The Best Superhero Movie Of The Year

    04/13/2018 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 32 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | 04/13/18 | Kaitlin Reilly
    The Incredibles may be a squad of superheroes, but the highly-anticipated (and long-awaited) sequel to the 2004 animated movie is celebrating one specific heroine. Elastigirl is running things this time around, and it's just one of many reasons to get hyped for this sure-to-be-epic superhero flick. The latest trailer for The Incredibles 2 shows the pitfalls of having a family with incredible powers — especially when only one of them is asked to save the world. The drama in the sequel comes about when mom Helen Parr, a.k.a. Elastigirl, is tasked with bringing superheroes back into the forefront of...
  • harlize Theron Considers Leaving America as ‘Racism Alive and Well’

    04/14/2018 3:35:02 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 76 replies
    Breibart ^ | 4/14/18 | Ben Kew
    harlize Theron Considers Leaving America as ‘Racism Alive and Well’ South African actress Charlize Theron has revealed she is considering leaving the United States because of a perceived increase in racism under the Trump administration. “I don’t even know how to talk about the last year under our new administration,” Theron said in an interview for Elle conducted by the comedian Chelsea Handler. “But racism is much more alive and well than people thought. We can’t deny it anymore. We have to be vocal. ” Theron, who was born and raised in apartheid South Africa, went on to claim that...
  • The 10 Best Alien Films Ever Made

    04/14/2018 2:13:23 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 240 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12 Apr 2018 | Lauren Spagnoletti
    What is the first thing you think of when you think of an alien movie? Does Sigourney Weaver's bald head pop into your mind as you picture her battling extraterrestrials in Alien 3? Or do you think of something unconventional, like Cloverfield or District 9? The alien genre is one that has certainly evolved over the years as special effects and computer-generated images have improved far beyond anyone's wildest dreams. But the fact of the matter is that for an alien movie to be good (actually, for any movie to be good), it has to tell a really good story,...
  • Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus,' Dies at 86

    04/14/2018 9:15:35 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 13, 2018 | Duane Byrge
    The Czech native also helmed 'The Firemen's Ball,' 'Hair,' 'The People vs. Larry Flynt' and 'Man on the Moon.' Milos Forman, the anti-authoritarian director who left his native Czechoslovakia for creative freedom in the U.S. and captured Oscars for the masterpieces One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died. He was 86. Forman, also known for two biopics about controversial Americans — The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Man on the Moon (1999) — died Friday after a short illness, according to his wife, Martina, who broke the news to the Czech news agency CTK. His manager,...
  • Tim O'Connor, Star on 'Peyton Place' and 'Buck Rogers,' Dies at 90

    04/13/2018 3:57:19 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 12, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    Tim O'Connor, the busy character actor who portrayed Elliot Carson, Mia Farrow's father and Dorothy Malone's husband, on more than 400 episodes of the 1960s ABC primetime soap Peyton Place, has died. He was 90. O'Connor died April 5 at his home in Nevada City, California, The Union newspaper reported. O'Connor also starred as Dr. Elias Huer on the 1979-81 NBC sci-fi series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, starring Gil Gerard, and on a memorable 1975 episode of All in the Family, he guest-starred as a former sweetheart of Edith's (Jean Stapleton) from Scranton, Pennsylvania, who's interested in rekindling...
  • Charlize Theron debates leaving America so her black children do not feel ‘unsafe’

    04/13/2018 8:23:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 13, 2018 | Nicole Bitette
    Movie star Charlize Theron is worried about racism in America as the mother of two black children. The actress, who was raised in South Africa during the apartheid era, opened up to Elle on Thursday about racism in America and raising two black children in the current social climate. "Racism is much more alive and well than people thought. We can't deny it anymore. We have to be vocal," Theron told Chelsea Handler in the May cover story. "There are places in this country where, if I got a job, I wouldn't take it. I wouldn't travel with my kids...
  • SAG-AFTRA (Actors Union) Bans Auditions In Hotel Rooms And Residences

    04/12/2018 11:00:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 12, 2018 | David Robb
    SAG-AFTRA has called for a ban on auditions in hotel rooms and residences, where many reported incidents of sexual harassment and assault have occurred. “We are committed to addressing the scenario that has allowed predators to exploit performers behind closed doors under the guise of a professional meeting,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said in announcing the movie today. The ban on such meetings – called Guideline No. 1 – is the first expansion of the Code of Conduct the union released in February as part of its Four Pillars of Change initiative to confront sexual harassment in the workplace. The...
  • Margaret Atwood says 9/11 terrorists 'got the idea from Star Wars'

    04/10/2018 5:57:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 10, 2018 | DAVID CANFIELD
    If there’s something The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood knows about, it’s life imitating art. And now, in a wide-ranging interview with Variety, which recognized the celebrated author as one of its Power of Women honorees, Atwood has made a surprising claim about the way she thinks pop culture influenced another event: She said the 9/11 terrorists attacks were borne out of a plot point from Star Wars. Atwood was recounting how a 2000 opera of her acclaimed novel (and now Emmy-winning Hulu series) began with “a film reel going across the top of the stage and showing various things...
  • Roseanne Barr Is a Complete Nut; Trump supporters should think twice before applauding her.

    04/10/2018 12:00:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/08/2018 | J.J. McCulloagh
    <p>A challenge of this populist age is separating authentic outsiders with usefully unorthodox political perspectives from rank kooks looking to exploit a moment of open-mindedness.</p> <p>Roseanne Barr provides a good study.</p> <p>The popular reboot of her blue-collar sitcom after a two-decade slumber has been widely heralded as a populist victory by much of the pro-Trump Right, given the decision to cast Roseanne’s character as a Trump voter. That Roseanne the woman is herself a Trump supporter only advances the notion that the show is a populist win, and many critics and viewers have offered the MAGA factor as the sole variable explaining the program’s popularity. “Look at her ratings!” cried the gleeful president himself after the show’s debut.</p>
  • Google Doodle celebrates movie star Omar Sharif

    04/10/2018 6:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CNET ^ | April 9, 2018 | Steven Musil
    When US movie audiences first laid eyes Omar Sharif, he was a shimmering apparition, galloping out of a desert mirage on the back of a camel toward Peter O'Toole in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. The Egyptian actor's journey would take him to leading roles in such films as Doctor Zhivago, Funny Girl and The Night of the Generals. Google celebrated the iconic actor's birthday on Tuesday with a dashingly handsome animated doodle.
  • 'Simpsons' Criticized for Response to Apu Controversy

    04/09/2018 1:40:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2018 | Ryan Parker
    Fox's The Simpsons is under fire for the way in which the show responded to controversy around one of its most recognizable and oldest characters, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The outcry over the stereotypical portrayal of Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart owner, voiced by Hank Azaria, was addressed Sunday night in the episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished" when Marge Simpson reads a book to daughter Lisa that has been changed from its original version to something not so controversial. “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?,” says Lisa. The show then panned to...
  • Joss Whedon’s Mental Descent Exemplifies Today’s Big Liberalism

    04/09/2018 8:59:14 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 18 replies
    Avengers’ director Joss Whedon suffers from the all-too-common mental disorder known popularly as Trump Derangement Syndrome. The condition is not yet part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it’s symptoms are depressingly evident. But Whedon acts as a sort of poster boy for both the disorder, and the attendant philosophic descent of modern liberalism. Whedon, who comes from a family of wealth, grew up in Manhattan and went to high school at an elite all-boys school in England. He attended Connecticut’s pricey, private liberal arts school, Wesleyan University. He’s lived and swam in Hollywood circles for...
  • China Film Industry To Be Regulated By Communist Party Propaganda Department

    04/09/2018 8:20:57 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Mar 2018 | Nancy Tartaglione
    When China abolished the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television last week, state media said a proposed new body overseeing radio and TV management would fall directly under the State Council, i.e., more firmly under the thumb of the Communist Party. A statement from China Film Group on Tuesday said film management will be assigned to the Propaganda Department of the CPC. Moving movie oversight to the CPC’s Propaganda (or publicity) division is a means to maximize film’s special role in propaganda, ideas, culture and entertainment and develop a prosperous movie industry, CFG said. But it also...