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  • Michael J. Fox is a cannibal

    10/25/2006 10:21:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 195 replies · 5,883+ views ^ | 10 25 06 | Jill Staneck
    Michael J. Fox is a famous TV and movie star. He is witty. He is charming. A few years ago, we learned he has Parkinson's disease. PD is a slowly progressive neurological disorder, characterized by tremors, shuffling gait, a masklike facial expression, "pill rolling" of the fingers, drooling, intolerance to heat, oily skin, emotional instability and defective judgment (although intelligence is rarely impaired). PD is currently incurable, although there are several methods to slow its advancement, including drug therapy and surgery. PD is tragic, particularly in Fox's case, because it rarely afflicts persons under 60 years old. Yet everyone faces...
  • Snipes Found in Brangelina Country

    10/20/2006 12:15:07 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 2,047+ views ^ | 10 20 06 | associated press
    Call off the manhunt, we have a Wesley Snipes spotting. A Namibian film official has announced that the actor, currently wanted on charges of tax fraud in the U.S., has been in the African country for the past two months shooting a movie. "It is confirmed," Edwin Kanguatjivi, chief executive officer of the Namibia Film Commission, told Reuters. "He has been in Namibia since the end of August." According to the wire service, Snipes has been filming Gallowwalker in the desert near Swakopmund, the same coastal town that was home to a prenatal Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the...
  • CBS goes for titillation to get viewers to watch NCIS (via YouTube): "NCIS Cat Fight"

    10/18/2006 1:28:35 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 35 replies · 4,195+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10-18-06 | CBS
    The fifth most viewed vid today (as of now) at YouTube is one posted by CBS itself (fully sanctioned) that serves the purpose of telling people to watch NCIS because it has hot chicks rolling around on the floor ripping at each others' clothing. I have no idea how that has anything to do with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Now, I'm no prude at all (I like watching hot chicks on TV as much as the next heterosexual guy), it just struck me as odd that a corporation so concerned about political correctness would put this out on youtube...
  • “Little House” Of Horrors

    09/30/2006 12:05:11 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 60 replies · 4,432+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | September 29, 2006 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Students of history know that over the millennia, great civilizations crumbled not from without, but from within. The Visigoths may have crushed the Romans in 476, but long before the Roman Empire had begun to disintegrate internally, its social fabric slowly shredded apart and ultimately it became a paper tiger unable to sustain itself. In our own lifetime, it’s quite apparent that we are witnessing an increasingly rapid and equally worrisome descent in the moral mean. Here’s one spectacular, depressing example. In the 1970s, one of the most celebrated family shows on TV was "Little House on the Prairie." One...
  • Conservative group blasts NBC's "VeggieTales" edit

    09/29/2006 7:11:35 AM PDT · by gridlock · 81 replies · 3,754+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 9/27/06 | Sandy Cohen/AP
    Los Angeles - Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber always had a moral message in their long-running "Veggie-Tales" video series. But now that the vegetable stars have hit network television, they can't speak as freely as they once did, and that's got the Parents Television Council steamed. The conservative media-watchdog group issued a statement Sept. 20 blasting NBC, which airs "VeggieTales," for editing out some references to God from the children's animated show. "What struck me and continues to strike me is the inanity of ripping the heart and soul out of a successful product and not thinking that...
  • Dad of 'Idol's' Barrino Sues Publisher

    09/27/2006 8:40:40 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 329+ views ^ | 9 26 06 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK - The father of "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino has filed a $10 million libel suit against the publisher of a book about his daughter, alleging that it contains "false, exaggerated, sensational, intentional and malicious untruths." In papers filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Joseph Barrino is seeking damages from Simon & Schuster, which released "Fantasia: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale" in 2005. The book was made into a TV movie, starring Fantasia, that aired on the Lifetime network in August. Among the details disputed by Joseph Barrino: that he was hostile to the music...
  • Mel campaigns for new movie, against war in Iraq

    09/24/2006 8:40:30 PM PDT · by paltz · 195 replies · 6,703+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 9/24/06 | REUTERS
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mel Gibson has returned to the spotlight to promote his upcoming movie "Apocalypto," and to criticize the war in Iraq, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Almost two months after he railed against Jews when he was arrested for driving drunk in Malibu, the actor made a surprise appearance Friday at Fantastic Fest, an event in Austin, Texas, devoted to new science fiction, horror and fantasy films, the trade paper said in its Monday edition. He presented a work-in-progress screening of his Mayan adventure tale, and then took questions. About one-third of the full house gathered for...
  • No laurels for "All the King's Men" at festival

    09/17/2006 6:32:55 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 37 replies · 1,318+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 17,2006 | Rachelle Younglai
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Some of the biggest names in Hollywood had their egos bruised at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Critics and film buffs at the festival, which ended on Saturday, took special aim at Steven Zaillian's "All the King's Men," starring Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Several major reviewers declared their disappointment in the most controversial film at the festival, "Death of a President," a fictional documentary about the assassination of President George W. Bush
  • Mel Gibson's Daughter Weds Guitarist

    09/22/2006 3:04:23 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 2,889+ views ^ | 9 19 06 | associated press
    LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson's only daughter, Hannah, married blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd this weekend. Gibson, 26, and Shepherd, 29, of Benton, La., exchanged vows in California on Saturday, People magazine reported on its Web site. Shepherd's albums include "Ledbetter Heights" and "Live On." He proposed to Gibson on New Year's Eve 2004 in Rome, according to The Times of Shreveport, La. Gibson, 50, and his wife, Robyn, have seven children. Hannah is their oldest child and only daughter. The wedding came almost two months after Gibson, 50, star of the "Lethal Weapon" movies and director of "The Passion...
  • Actor Mickey Hargitay dies at age 80

    09/18/2006 7:50:16 PM PDT · by Borges · 75 replies · 16,202+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 9/18/06 | SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES - Mickey Hargitay, the actor and world champion bodybuilder who was married to 1950s sex siren Jayne Mansfield and whose daughter is Emmy-winning winning actress Mariska Hargitay, has died. He was 80. Hargitay died Thursday in Los Angeles, according to a family statement issued Monday through publicist Gary Mantoosh. The cause of death was not released. "Words cannot express how saddened we are by the loss of Mickey," the statement said. "At the same time, we are so grateful for who he was and is to all of us, and for the love he gave us in our...
  • Heder's Dynamite Daddy News(Napoleon Dynamite is reproducing GOSH!!!)

    09/16/2006 4:44:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 439+ views
    Napoleon Dynamite's about to get a new little tater tot to call his own. Jon Heder and wife Kirsten are expecting their first child together, the actor's rep, Nicole Chabot, confirmed to E! News. It'll be the first stork delivery for the 28-year-old star and his wife. There's no word yet on the sex of the baby or due date. The rep confirmed the baby news after Heder let slip his impending papa status at a press conference promoting his upcoming comedy remake, School for Scoundrels, in Los Angeles Thursday. The couple met while attending Brigham Young University in Utah...
  • No State Funeral For Croc Hunter

    09/07/2006 12:37:05 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 845+ views
    As the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin made a name for himself around the world. But at the end of the day, he was just an "ordinary bloke." In the first public remarks from Irwin's family since his death on Monday, his father, Bob Irwin, said the family would probably decline the Australian government's offer of a state funeral for his son, because Irwin would not have wanted the fuss of such a formal proceeding. "The state funeral would be refused, because he's an ordinary guy, he's just an ordinary bloke," the elder Irwin said at a press conference at Australia...
  • Ron Isley Gets 3 Years for Tax Evasion

    09/05/2006 11:21:33 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 2,201+ views ^ | 9 5 06 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Ronald Isley has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for tax evasion. The 65-year-old R&B singer was also ordered to pay $3.1 million in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Conte. Isley was convicted last year of five counts of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to file a tax return. During Friday's hearing, defense attorney Anthony Alexander argued that Isley should receive probation instead of prison time because of complications from a stroke and a recent bout with kidney cancer. Alexander also pleaded for...
  • Paris Hilton praises her debut album

    08/22/2006 2:35:50 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 49 replies · 1,734+ views
    Yahoo Music ^ | 08/22/2006 | Unknown
    Paris Hilton is no stranger to self-promotion. But when she asked DJs to play songs from her upcoming debut album, "Paris," last spring, she wasn't so confident. "People go crazy," the 25-year-old socialite/reality TV star/singer says in an interview in the September issue of Blender, on newsstands Tuesday. "They love it. Everyone's like, `Who is this?' I don't tell. Because I don't want someone putting their phone up and recording it and making a ring tone off of it. "I think when people don't know it's me, they won't judge it. But if they know it's me, then they'll be...
  • Hollywood stars blast Nasrallah

    08/16/2006 9:49:58 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 68 replies · 2,702+ views
    Yedioth Internet ^ | 8-16-2006 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Some 84 movie stars, film industry members sign statement condemning Hizbullah, Hamas activities in Middle East Heads of the film industry in Hollywood and prominent movie stars have signed a statement blaming Hamas and Hizbullah for terror activities in the Middle East, the war in Lebanon, and for harming innocents.  Some 84 senior film industry members signed the statement, published in the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, and the Variety newspaper.  Among the signatories: Sylvester Stallone, James Woods, Bruce Willis, director Ridley Scott, tennis player Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, WASHINGTON - Heads of the film industry in Hollywood...
  • Ignatius stops sale of Charlotte Church works after singer's TV pilot

    08/14/2006 12:07:57 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 197 replies · 7,786+ views ^ | 8 14 06 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON - The U.S. publishing company Ignatius Press has refused to sell any works by Welsh singer Charlotte Church after she called German-born Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi and mocked the Catholic Church. The directors of Ignatius Press said they were offended when the Welsh singer mocked the Catholic Church in the pilot of a proposed eight-part television chat show. Church, dubbed the "Voice of an Angel" before she turned her talents to popular music, also dressed up as a nun and pretended to hallucinate while eating "communion" wafers imprinted with smiling faces signifying the drug Ecstasy. She smashed open...
  • Kinda Disturbing(Dakota Fanning's new movie sounds really sick)

    08/01/2006 3:49:37 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 204,754+ views ^ | 7 31 06 |
    Child actress Dakota Fanning is set to shock fans in new movie 'Hounddog.' The film features Dakota semi-nude in child rape scenes. The controversial film written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier is a dark and violent story set in American's rural south and the 12-year-old's mother and agent are convinced her gritty performance is Oscar-worthy. Agent Joy Osbrink was quoted in the New York Daily News, "It's not just the rape scene the whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress. And I've never been so proud of her in my life. I've seen the dailies, and in every scene...
  • Don Knotts' Hometown Won't Get Fife Statue

    07/17/2006 1:08:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 2,425+ views ^ | 7 17 06 | Associated Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An unfinished statue of Barney Fife apparently won't be heading to Don Knotts' hometown after all. Knotts' widow endorses a statue but says the monument should be of her husband, not of the bumbling deputy he made famous on "The Andy Griffith Show." Knotts died in February at age 81. "We consider the dissemination of his image to be a big responsibility that we take very seriously," Francey Knotts and Andy Griffith said in a statement. "No one cares more about Don's image than we do. It would be wonderful to have a statue in Morgantown, W.Va.,...
  • From O'Reilly to Superman to me (and, finally, to gripes about conservatives and liberals)

    07/16/2006 6:46:55 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 969+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | 07/16/2006 | John Greenwald
    In his July 6 weekly newspaper column, Fox News talkmeister Bill O'Reilly wrote about "Superman and the Culture War." He pointed out, as I did last week, that in the movie "Superman Returns," the Perry White character asks about Superman, "Does he still stand for truth, justice and all that stuff?" O'Reilly asks right back, "And all that stuff?" The original line from the 1950s TV show was "truth, justice and the American way," and O'Reilly explains how the studio, Warner Bros., didn't "want to tee off any foreign viewers with pro-U.S. sentiment," so it excised "the American way." Turns...
  • Mr. T Sheds Gold After Katrina Destruction

    07/14/2006 3:48:16 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 608+ views ^ | 7 14 06 | Associated Press
    PASADENA, Calif. - Mr. T has given himself a makeover. The former television action star shed the piles of gold chains that were his signature look after witnessing the destruction from Hurricane Katrina. "As a spiritual man, I felt it would be a sin against my God for me to wear all that gold again because I spent a lot of time with the less fortunate," the actor said Thursday at the Television Critics Association's summer meeting. "I saw some, I call it `sorry celebrities.' They'll go down there and hook up with the people to take a photo-op. I...
  • Two and Out for 'Rome' January will begin final season for 'Rome' and 'Sopranos'

    07/12/2006 2:01:51 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 43 replies · 1,651+ views
    LOS ANGELES -- The fall of "Rome" will happen sometime in early 2007. HBO announced Wednesday that the second season of its epic series set in the time of Caesar will debut Jan. 7. At the same time, the network says next season will be the last for the show. Filming on season two is currently taking place at the Cinecitta Studios in Rome and will wrap in October. Once that's done, though, the show -- a co-production with the BBC -- will call it quits. "Rome" was one of the most expensive projects in TV history -- reports pegged...
  • "Do you know who I am? I'm the Hoffin off!"

    07/07/2006 11:19:09 AM PDT · by dead · 65 replies · 1,837+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/7/6
    July 7, 2006 -- DON'T Hassel the Hoff! "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff was barred from Wimbledon because he was "steaming drunk," reports The London Sun. He had a series of clashes with security staff, who would not let him in because he didn't have a ticket. Hasselhoff, 53, who's had a long battle with booze, had his arm in a brace and yelled: "You should let me in. Do you know who I am? I'm the Hoff!" < snip > Hasselhoff was eventually let in after actor pal Michael Brandon bought him a Centre Court ticket to watch champ Roger...
  • Comic and TV Host Jan Murray Dead at 89

    07/03/2006 1:00:46 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 1,726+ views ^ | 7 3 06 | SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES - Jan Murray, one of the fabled generation of comics who rose from the Catskills to prime time TV, tickling fans of the 1950s game show "Treasure Hunt," has died. He was 89. Murray, who appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, died Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills, son Howard Murray said in a telephone interview Monday. "Treasure Hunt" ran from 1956 to 1959 in both daytime and prime time versions, first on ABC and later on NBC. The contestant who won a quiz got to pick among treasure chests, which contained anything "from a...
  • Britney Bares All(pregnant britney spears poses nude)

    06/28/2006 9:15:55 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 30 replies · 3,354+ views ^ | 6 28 06 | associated press
    Apparently, Britney Spears is out to prove she's not a girl and very much a woman. Just days after baring her soul on Dateline, the pregnant pop tart is baring, well, everything else, for the cover of the August issue of Harper's Bazaar. The magazine confirmed Wednesday that Spears posed in the nude for the cover and an accompanying feature story and photo spread at a shoot on Thursday. Unfortunately for Harper's, said photos leaked onto the Internet shortly after the conclusion of the shoot and were available on various Websites as of Wednesday afternoon. In the images, a newly...
  • Rowling: Two 'Potter' Characters Will Die

    06/26/2006 5:25:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 216 replies · 2,271+ views ^ | 6 26 06 | Associated Press
    4 hours ago LONDON - Author J.K. Rowling said two characters will die in the last installment of her boy wizard series, and she hinted Harry Potter might not survive either. "I have never been tempted to kill him off before the final because I've always planned seven books, and I want to finish on seven books," Rowling said on Monday's "Richard and Judy" television show. "I can completely understand, however, the mentality of an author who thinks, `Well, I'm gonna kill them off because that means there can be no non-author written sequels. So it will end with me,...
  • Paparazzo Arrested for Hiding Near Daycare

    06/23/2006 11:36:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 605+ views ^ | 6 23 06 | associated press
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - A paparazzo was arrested Thursday after he was discovered hiding in bushes outside a daycare center attended by Angelina Jolie's adopted son, authorities said. Photographer Clint Brewer, 25, was trying to take pictures of 4-year-old Maddox Jolie-Pitt, according to Cindy Guagenti, a publicist for Jolie's partner, Brad Pitt. Brewer was detained by security shortly before 11 a.m. and the property's owner made a citizen's arrest, said sheriff's Lt. Crystal Miranda. Deputies arrested Brewer on suspicion of trespassing and he was later released on $1,000 bail, officials said. Jolie, Pitt and their children returned to Malibu two...
  • Sienna Miller gets death threats from Muslims

    04/20/2006 1:38:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 1,885+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/20/06
    U.S.-born actress warned 'she will be sorry' unless she pulls out of film Sienna Miller Sienna Miller reportedly feared for her life after getting a flood of death threats from Islamic extremists. The American-born, British-bred actress best-known for starring in the remake of "Alfie" as well as her engagement to actor Jude Law, is said to have received a torrent of vicious threats from Muslims furious she's starring in "Interview," a remake of director Theo van Gogh's 2003 thriller. Van Gogh is the Dutch director who was shot and killed in 2004 by an Islamic extremist in connection with his...
  • Harvard Grad Has Rock Star Gig Waiting

    05/30/2006 12:11:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 634+ views ^ | 5 30 06 |
    May 30) — The graduating senior looked unassuming recently as he strummed his guitar on the campus of Harvard University. But he was no average student, and it was no average song. Rivers Cuomo, 35, is lead singer of the band Weezer , and he was strumming "Beverly Hills," a recent chart-topping, Grammy-nominated hit. Six months ago, after completing an 80-city tour in support of his latest platinum album, Cuomo traded in pop hooks for books -- and five-star hotels for a 14-by-9-foot dorm room. "At first, I was a little nervous about living in dorms," Cuomo said, "because I...
  • 'The Breakfast Club' Actor Paul Gleason Dies At 67

    05/28/2006 4:03:46 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 65 replies · 5,747+ views ^ | May 28, 2006
    Paul Gleason, who played the go-to bad guy in "Trading Places" and the angry high school principal in "The Breakfast Club," has died. He was 67. Gleason's wife, Susan, says her husband died Saturday at a Burbank hospital of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer linked to asbestos. Gleason appeared in over 60 movies, including "Die Hard," "Johnny Be Good," and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Most recently, he made a handful of television appearances in hit shows such as "Friends" and "Seinfeld." A native of Miami, Gleason was an avid athlete. Before becoming an actor, he played Triple-A minor...
  • Why Stars Name Babies Moxie, Moses and Apple

    04/16/2006 11:03:18 AM PDT · by mathprof · 113 replies · 2,577+ views
    new york times ^ | 4/16/06 | ALEX WILLIAMS
    IT'S a measure of what we have come to expect from celebrities to consider that if Henry Fonda were alive and having children today, it would seem as likely for him to name his daughter, say, Hanoi, as simply to call her Jane. It seems almost unimaginable for any 21st-century movie star to send his children out among the Hollywood elite equipped with ordinary names like Michael, Eric, Joel and Peter, as Kirk Douglas once did. This point was driven home again last week, when Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Chris Martin, the frontman of the band Coldplay, named their...
  • 'Ice Age' Debut Nets $70.5M in Cold Cash (Basic Instinct 2 barely 3M)

    04/02/2006 2:21:45 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 118 replies · 2,792+ views
    AP Entertainment ^ | April 2, 2006 | DAVID GERMAIN
    LOS ANGELES -- "Ice Age: The Meltdown" heated up the box office with a mammoth $70.5 million weekend, while audiences gave the cold shoulder to Sharon Stone, whose "Basic Instinct 2" debuted with a paltry $3.2 million. "No one had any idea it would do this kind of business," said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Exhibitor Relations, who expected the "Ice Age" sequel to debut in the $55 million range. "The notion that people don't want to go to the movies is dispelled by something like this," he said. "It proves people will line up for the right movie...
  • Randy Quaid Sues Over 'Brokeback'

    03/24/2006 4:46:03 AM PST · by veronica · 60 replies · 2,959+ views ^ | 3-23-06
    Actor claims producers defrauded him (Mar. 23) -- Randy Quaid has filed a lawsuit claiming he was done in by producers of 'Brokeback Mountain.' TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming producers falsely represented the movie to him as \"a low-budget, art house film, with no prospect of making any money.\" Qauid claims the representations were a ruse from the beginning. 'Brokeback' has grossed around $160 million. Quaid's suit claims that in 2004, he met with director Ang Lee, who offered him the role of Joe Aguirre. The suit alleges that Lee...
  • Nicole Richie's Behavior Irks Local Family

    03/18/2006 4:35:06 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 1,237+ views ^ | 3 18 06 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Nicole Richie irritated a local family during taping of "The Simple Life" by asking an 11-year-old boy, in graphic language, if she looked attractive. The boy was playing basketball Wednesday in the driveway of his home. Richie, pushing a baby carriage, approached and questioned the youth about how she looked, using a profane word. Two camera operators and another crew taped the exchange. The boy's father refused the crew's request that he sign a release giving them the right to use the clip with his son. Instead he complained to the show's production company. "The Simple Life,"...
  • Spielberg Production Sued Over Haircut

    03/17/2006 9:30:08 PM PST · by woofie · 10 replies · 370+ views
    Drudge/Associated Press ^ | Mar 17 /06 | TIM KORTE
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A Mescalero Apache family in southern New Mexico has sued the producers of Steven Spielberg's television miniseries, "Into the West," claiming a set stylist cut an 8-year-old girl's hair without regard for tribal customs. "It's part of our culture not to cut a girl's hair until her Coming of Age ceremony," the girl's father, Danny Ponce, said Friday in a telephone interview. "The only ones allowed to do that are the parents. Nobody asked for permission." Ponce filed suit in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on March 6, naming Turner Films Inc. and the unknown stylist as defendants....
  • Actress Maureen Stapleton Dies at 80 (Complete article)

    03/13/2006 11:28:33 AM PST · by LouAvul · 65 replies · 1,736+ views
    ap/yahoo ^ | 3-13-06 | adam gorlick
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Maureen Stapleton, an Oscar-winning character actress whose subtle vulnerability and down-to-earth toughness earned her dramatic and comedic roles on stage, screen, and television, died Monday. She was 80. The longtime smoker died from chronic pulmonary disease in the Berkshire hills town of Lenox, where she had been living, said her son, Daniel Allentuck. Stapleton, whose unremarkable, matronly appearance belied her star personality and talent, won an Academy Award in 1981 for her supporting role as anarchist-writer Emma Goldman in Warren Beatty's "Reds," about a left-wing American journalist who journeys to Russia to cover the Bolshevik Revolution. To...
  • Amabassador Blasts Bruce Willis' Comments ("US should invade Columbia to end cocaine trade")

    03/13/2006 8:49:19 AM PST · by presidio9 · 81 replies · 1,716+ views
    Colombia's ambassador to the United States is criticizing Bruce Willis for comments he made during a press conference to promote his new film, "16 Blocks." The actor said the United States should consider "going to Colombia and doing whatever it takes to end the cocaine trade." In a harshly worded letter made public, Andres Pastrana told the actor that the source of the lucrative cocaine trade was an "enormous appetite for drugs, in particular in the United States and Europe." Pastrana, who as president in 2000 launched an anti-drug effort with billions in aid from the United States, added that...
  • Oscar Winner Hits Angry Chord ('Pimp' Song Denounced for Exploiting Negative Stereotypes)

    03/07/2006 8:57:12 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 57 replies · 1,963+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/7/2006 | Avis Thomas-Lester
    When Christine Smith heard the song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" announced as the Oscar winner for best original song on Sunday night's telecast, she almost fell off the sofa in her Arlington living room. Deborah Veney Robinson of Silver Spring had pretty much the same reaction. So did Juaquin Jessup of Northwest Washington. "It was just like during the time when all the blaxploitation films were coming out with African Americans being portrayed as pimps and hos and gangsters," said Jessup, 51. "It was another example of how they pick the worst aspects of black life and...
  • Filleting Nemo [Hollyweird Self-Congratulation Night warm-up]

    03/05/2006 10:01:56 AM PST · by Antoninus · 24 replies · 718+ views
    The Tarpeian Rock ^ | 3/5/06 | Anthony P. Schiavo, Jr.
    In early 2005, Christians around the world were aghast but hardly surprised when The Passion of the Christ—a brilliant cinematic achievement in any previous age of the silver screen—was snubbed by the Academy Awards. What a difference a year makes? In this case, no difference. In 2006, the run-up to the Academy Awards became a three-week long public service announcement for an “alternative lifestyle” that a sizable majority of Americans find revolting. It is perhaps neither new nor surprising that the entertainment industry is dominated by narcissistic hedonists who seem to be in a race to see who can destroy...
  • 'Muslim Madonna': Brace for another muslims' riot, bloodshed (Burka-Stripping Diva Video!)

    02/24/2006 12:56:24 PM PST · by Uncledave · 219 replies · 9,258+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 2/24/2006
    'Muslim Madonna' - Brace for another muslims' riot, bloodshed Feb 24, 2006 Muslim pop singer Deeyah has irked the Muslim world with her provocative new music video that shows her stripping off a burka to reveal her bikini-clad body. Deeyah claims, the video, What will be? deals with Muslim women's rights and female empowerment, as it also features Muslim women who have fought for freedom of expression. The singer, who was born in Norway but moved to the UK after her act alienated her from the Muslim community, has been forced to cancel performances and hire a team of bodyguards...
  • Director Tamahori Agrees to Plea Deal(moonlights as transvestite prostitute)

    02/24/2006 11:50:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 561+ views ^ | 2 24 06 | SOLVEJ SCHOU
    LOS ANGELES - Film director Lee Tamahori pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in return for two prostitution charges against him being dropped, authorities said Thursday. The plea deal stemmed from Tamahori's Jan. 8 arrest for allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer in Hollywood and offering to perform a sex act for money. The two dropped charges, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan, were misdemeanor counts of solicitation and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution. Tamahori, who was not present at the hearing in Superior Court, was placed on three years probation, ordered to attend an AIDS education course...
  • Another Warrant for (Natasha) Lyonne's Arrest

    01/31/2006 3:18:38 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies · 1,030+ views
    eonline ^ | Jan 30, 2006, 8:45 AM PT | by Sarah Hall
    Once again, Natasha Lyonne is a wanted woman for all the wrong reasons. The onetime American Pie star, who has publicly fallen on hard times in recent years, has yet another warrant out for her arrest, after she failed to appear at a court date Friday, the New York Post reports. Lyonne is facing a number of charges, including her alleged threat to sexually molest her former neighbor's dog during a 2004 altercation. She is also charged with criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing. Friday's hearing was rescheduled after the actress missed court dates earlier in the week. Last Monday, her...
  • Samuel L. Jackson Cements Hollywood Fame

    01/31/2006 2:03:25 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 407+ views ^ | 1 30 06 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Actor Samuel L. Jackson left his mark on Hollywood Boulevard on Monday, sinking his hands and feet into wet cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where many other stars have been honored. "It's an awesome sort of experience, the kind of thing you don't really think about as a young actor," Jackson said at the ceremony. "You sort of stop to pause and say to yourself, 'Wow, you're in a very elite club.'" Jackson began his film career in 1972 with "Together for Days," and has appeared in more than 100 movies, including "Do the Right...
  • Stone slams US for ignoring AIDS

    01/30/2006 10:32:56 AM PST · by Millee · 72 replies · 1,640+ views
    London (IANS) ^ | 1/30/06 | Staff
    Actress Sharon Stone has slammed the US saying that it is not doing enough to help those suffering from AIDS. Stone is disgusted by the lack of support for even American victims of the disease and condemns the US for dismissing the disease as an African problem only, reported. She says: “There is this feeling that AIDS has gone away and it hasn’t. In downtown Los Angeles there are two whole streets of homeless people with AIDS who have no access to drugs. A child dies of AIDS every minute, and they’re not all in Africa.”
  • GLAAD Replies to Judges Comments on 'Idol'

    01/24/2006 4:39:32 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 33 replies · 737+ views
    NEW YORK - Is "American Idol" homophobic? The Fox talent show elicited a response from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD) after judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson made what the gay rights group deemed questionable comments on last week's premiere episode. On Tuesday's show, seen by a Nielsen-chart topping 35.5 million viewers, Cowell told one male contestant to "wear a dress" and Jackson asked another, "are you a girl?" "The real offense here was in the producer's decision to add insult to injury by turning a contestant's gender expression into the butt of a joke," said Damon...
  • "Matrix" Star Targeted in Lawsuit(Laurence Fishburne fired p.a. for getting pregnant)

    01/19/2006 1:06:10 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 805+ views
    Here's one Matrix Laurence Fishburne wished he never entered. The erstwhile Morpheus has been slapped with a lawsuit by a former assistant who claims she was fired after she told him she was pregnant. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Kristel Crews, says she was hired by the Oscar-nominated actor in 1999 to take care of all of his "personal and business needs." According to the complaint (a copy is online at, when Crews informed Fishburne in June 2004 that she was expecting, the 44-year-old actor told her he did not believe "in women having...
  • Kelly Clarkson Won't Let american 'Idol' Use Her Songs

    01/18/2006 4:46:23 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 9,353+ views
    PASADENA, Calif. - Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her songs be used by new contestants on the show. A spokesman for Clarkson insisted it's nothing personal, but the stance prompted a public scolding from "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. "I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the audience who put you there," Cowell said Tuesday. Clarkson has become a major star in the past year, with her hit "Since U Been Gone" earning both massive sales and critical respect, particularly from a rock...
  • Rapper Obie Trice Shot on Detroit Freeway

    12/31/2005 9:33:53 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 62 replies · 5,262+ views ^ | 12 31 05 | Associated Press
    DETROIT - Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, police said. Trice, a Detroit native and protege of Eminem, was on the Lodge Freeway at about 1:10 a.m. when his vehicle was shot at by someone in another car, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Mario Gonzales. Trice managed to continue driving and exited the freeway in the suburb of Southfield, where his girlfriend, who also was in the vehicle, flagged down police, Gonzales said. The girlfriend wasn't wounded. He was taken to Providence Hospital, where he was treated and released, said hospital spokesman Brian Taylor....
  • Character Actor Vincent Schiavelli Dies

    12/26/2005 10:19:09 AM PST · by Central Scrutiniser · 15 replies · 2,259+ views
    AP ^ | 12-26-05 | N/A
    Character Actor Vincent Schiavelli Dies ROME - Vincent Schiavelli, the droopy-eyed character actor who appeared in scores of movies, including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Ghost," died Monday at his home in Sicily. He was 57. He died of lung cancer, said Salvatore Glorioso, mayor of Polizzi Generosa, the Sicilian village where Schiavelli resided. Schiavelli, whose gloomy look made him perfect to play creepy or eccentric characters, made appearances in some 150 film and television productions, according to the Internet Movie Database. Among the movies: "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Amadeus," "Batman Returns," and "The People vs. Larry...
  • White House Aids Playboy Playmate in Court (Anna Nicole Smith)

    12/25/2005 11:28:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 4,550+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/25/05 | Gina Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON - Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith has an unusual bedfellow in the Supreme Court fight over her late husband's fortune: the Bush administration. The administration's top Supreme Court lawyer filed arguments on Smith's behalf and wants to take part when the case is argued before the justices. The court will decide early next year whether to let the U.S. solicitor general share time with Smith's attorney during the one hour argument on Feb. 28. Smith, a television reality star and native Texan, plans to attend the court argument. She is trying to collect millions of dollars from the estate...
  • Photographer Claims Topless Aniston Photos Taken By Mistake (honest your honor)

    12/07/2005 11:54:29 AM PST · by Abathar · 55 replies · 3,687+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | December 7, 2005 | AP
    LOS ANGELES -- A photographer being sued by Jennifer Aniston says he was trying to score pictures of the actress with Vince Vaughn, not topless pictures of her. Peter Brandt said he wishes "she hadn't just walked out topless." "That's not what I was looking for," Brandt added. Brandt said he took the pictures three weeks ago while standing on a public street in Los Angeles about 300 yards from Aniston's house. Aniston is seeking monetary damages and a court order to stop Brandt and anyone else from making money from the photos. Brandt said he has no intention of...