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  • Leading arts world figures urge Radiohead to cancel Israel gig

    04/25/2017 3:47:42 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 April 2017 | Hannah Ellis-Petersen
    Open letter signed by likes of Ken Loach, Roger Waters and Young Fathers urges band to join cultural boycottHigh-profile figures from the arts world, including Ken Loach to Roger Waters, have called on Radiohead to cancel an upcoming gig in Israel as part of a cultural boycott. An open letter also signed by the South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and the actors Maxine Peake, Ricky Tomlinson, Miriam Margolyes and Juliet Stephenson asks the band to reconsider performing in a country “where a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people”. Also among the 47 signatories are the Wolf...
  • War of Words after David Crosby Calls Ted Nugent and Donald Trump a ‘Pair of A**holes’

    04/23/2017 8:29:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A public war of words erupted this weekend between rockers David Crosby and Ted Nugent after Crosby called Nugent an “a**hole” following his visit to the White House on Thursday. . . . Nugent responded in an interview Thursday with 77WABC, calling Crosby a “lost soul” and a “doper.” “David Crosby, he’s kind of a lost soul, and he’s done so much substance abuse throughout his life that his logic meter is gone,” Nugent said in an interview with the outlet’s Rita Cosby. “His reasoning and his depth of understanding is pretty much gone, so it doesn’t surprise me, I...
  • Doctor Who gets first openly gay companion

    04/01/2017 2:38:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 93 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31th March | Lizo Mzimba
    The new series of Doctor Who will see the Time Lord joined by his first openly gay companion. Bill Potts's sexuality will be revealed pretty much straightaway in her second line of dialogue when the show returns to BBC One on 15 April. "It shouldn't be a big deal in the 21st Century. It's about time isn't it?" Pearl Mackie, who plays Bill, told the BBC. "That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show." She added: "It's important to say people are gay, people are black - there are also aliens in the world as well so watch out...
  • Hollywood Rebels Under Trump

    03/17/2017 5:01:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Just as the liberal "news" media have doubled down on fierce liberal activism since President Trump's inauguration, Hollywood is pushing the leftist agenda. Variety celebrates the crusade -- that is what this is -- in an article headlined "TV Gets Woke: How Scripted Series Are Confronting Social Issues Like Never Before." It is not that Hollywood should be political; it is that the industry must be political. Even the sitcoms need to be political. "Social media is in a constant conversation about things," proclaimed NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. "It doesn't feel authentic to not address what's going on in...
  • Monty Python’s Eric Idle wants to put climate change deniers on trial in a world court

    03/16/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 88 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 15, 2017 | William A.
    On Wednesday night, Eric Idle, known to many Monty Python fans as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot, took aim at climate change deniers. "I think that denying climate change is a crime against humanity. And they should be held accountable in a World Court."
  • Angelina Jolie defends UN, decries ‘tide of nationalism’

    03/16/2017 5:54:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Page Six (The NY Post) ^ | March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Angelina Jolie has made a strong defense of the United Nations, saying the world body, as “imperfect” as it is, needs reform but also support. The American actress and special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency decried a “rising tide of nationalism masquerading as populism, and the re-emergence of policies encouraging fear and hatred of others” during a speech at the U.N. in Geneva on Wednesday. Saying she was speaking as a “proud American” and “an internationalist,” Jolie said some politicians were elected “partly on the basis of dismissing international institutions and agreements.”
  • Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Team For Pentagon Papers Drama ‘The Post’

    03/08/2017 8:18:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    A timely film about the vital role of the press in keeping government honest is coming together with a powerhouse cast. Steven Spielberg just said yes to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post, the spec script by Liz Hannah bought last fall by Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures. The deals are being negotiated. The film is a drama about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and how the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham challenged the federal government over their right to publish them. The film will be co-financed by Fox...
  • #DayWithoutAWoman: Hollywood Offers Support & Slams Donald Trump On Int’l Women’s Day

    03/08/2017 9:42:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 8, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    In the current political climate, today’s International Women’s Day comes with an extra edge as the movement that started with marches all over the country and the world the day after Donald Trump became President has declared A Day Without A Woman. The strike aims to display the pivotal role women play in our society and our economy and how often they are taken for granted. Here in Hollywood, NBC and Netflix have told staffers that they are free to take the day to celebrate and support the cause. Among others commemorating the day today, MTV will turn their logo...
  • Was Franklin Graham Right to Call for a Disney Boycott?

    03/08/2017 9:08:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/08/2017 | Michael Brown
    As soon as the news broke last week that Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie would feature an “exclusively gay moment,” Franklin Graham called for a boycott of Disney in a Facebook post that has since been shared almost 100,000 times. The next day, a drive-in theater in Alabama announced that it would not show the movie, while, even before Franklin Graham’s comment was posted, the conservative group One Million Moms called for a Disney boycott, with a clear warning: “Alerting all parents! In a first for the Disney Channel, a Disney XD show subtly displayed several gay kisses...
  • After an Eight-Year Break, Hollywood Once Again . . . (trunc)

    03/08/2017 9:21:40 AM PST · by Oatka · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 03/07/2017 | Pamella Geller
    Full title: "After an Eight-Year Break, Hollywood Once Again Thinks It’s Cool To Depict the President Being Killed"
  • 'A Day Without Women' protest preview

    02/28/2017 5:43:03 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/28/2017 | Rick Moran
    Even fewer women would participate if they knew just who was organizing this shindig. The next Women’s March, “the Day Without a Woman” is scheduled March 8. The group published a screed in the Guardian on February 6, advocating a “new wave of militant feminist struggle.” A co-author of that screed, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, is no stranger to militancy. She is a convicted terrorist.............. She. Murdered. Students.
  • Rosie O’Donnell to Lead Anti-Trump Protest Outside White House

    02/27/2017 9:53:39 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Rosie O’Donnell is set to lead a rally in protest of Donald Trump in front of the White House Tuesday, just hours before the president delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress. “Following the first disastrous month of his administration, Trump is expected to articulate a discriminatory agenda that continues to put people in harm’s way, undermines equality and our shared values, and damages our environment,” the group Advocates Resisting Trump Agenda said in a statement announcing the rally.
  • Moonlight wins Best Picture at Oscars after shocking La La Land mix-up

    02/27/2017 2:55:33 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 187 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 27 Feb 17 | Jessica Derschowitz
    In the most shocking mix-up in Oscars history, Moonlight won best picture at the Academy Awards — but only after presenter Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner, setting off mass confusion inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “I want to tell you what happened,” co-presenter Warren Beatty explained after the mix-up was revealed. “I opened the envelope, and it said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.” “Well, I don’t know what happened. I blame myself for this,” Kimmel...
  • All-Media Audience Cheers Black Character Killing White Family in Movie

    02/25/2017 6:51:11 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 24, 2017 | Sam Dorman
    Members of the media cheered during a screening of the racial horror-comedy film Get Out when the black protagonist murdered an all-white family one-by-one. Conservative film critic Armond White reported the "all-media" audience's reaction on Friday, in his scathing review of the film in National Review. The New York Film Critics Circle removed White from its group after he allegedly made insulting comments about black director Steve McQueen during an annual awards ceremony. He called McQueen an “embarrassing doorman and garbageman,” according to Entertainment Weekly. White compared the film's director Jordan Peele, of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele," to President...
  • Director Judd Apatow: Living with Trump as President Is Like Getting Raped, Murdered

    02/20/2017 10:30:10 AM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 20 feb 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    <p>Do rape “jokes” ever count as comedy? Apparently they do when Trump is involved. Liberal Hollywood writer and producer of films like Bridesmaids and Anchorman Judd Apatow actually compared living with Trump as President to getting raped, during a stand up comedy show in Los Angeles Saturday. Apatow, like many in Hollywood, seems to be unusually upset with the election calling him a “madman” and a “sociopath” in an previous unhinged rant.</p>
  • From Hollywood, an Anti-Trump Picture Book for ‘Adults’

    02/09/2017 6:49:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/9/17 | Matt Philbin
    Dissent may be the highest form of patriotism (when the GOP has power, anyway) but circulating nasty drawings of political opponents has to be the lowest form of dissent. And that’s what the left’s giant temper tantrum has come down to.   According to LA Weekly, “illustrators from studios including Disney, Sony, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks have gotten together to collaborate on the picture book Not My President. A crowdfunding campaign is in progress, and proceeds will support the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and L.A. Justice Fund.” The drawings are all too predictable: Trump as Fascist, Trump as diaper-clad infant, Trump supporters as racists. This...
  • Week after calling for military coup, Sarah Silverman offers some advice on how to fight Trump

    02/08/2017 9:01:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Rare ^ | February 8, 2017 | Douglas Barclay
    Last week, comedienne Sarah Silverman had to retract some comments she made about the military rising up against President Donald Trump. Silverman has been an active supporter of the “Resistance,” or “Resist” movement, which uses social media to rail against President Trump and his political policies. “WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE,” Silverman wrote on Twitter. She would later walk back that statement, saying “FEAR can motivate even peacenik snowflakes 2 incite violence & last night I felt it hard.” Shortly after the...
  • Sarah Silverman calls for military overthrow of 'fascist' Donald Trump

    02/02/2017 4:30:31 AM PST · by Cato in PA · 163 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-2-2017 | Victor Morton
    Actress Sarah Silverman called for a military coup against President Trump on Wednesday night in the midst of violent riots in Berkeley, California. In a screaming all-capital-letters tweet exhorted her almost 10 million followers to “wake up & join the resistance,” a term from World War II that anti-Trump rioters have used to define themselves. She then outlined her preferred scenario for the violent overthrow of the legitimately elected government, still in all capital letters.
  • Have We Reached Peak Hissy Fit With The Late Night Hosts?

    01/31/2017 6:38:19 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 31, 2017 | Duane Patterson
    I admit it. I’m a night owl. Producing the Hugh Hewitt Show, and for decades well before that, going back to the Johnny Carson era, I’ve had a weak spot for late night television. I can look past the 10:1 ratio between jokes at Republicans’ expense versus Democrats’ expense. That bias, like virtually all mainstream media bias, is chronic and will not go away anytime soon. That said, last night, James Corden on CBS’ Late Late Show took it to a whole new level…by leaving the country in order to “protest” the Trump executive order on immigrant travel. Last week,...
  • R&B Singer Tank: 'Don't Complain America, This Is What You Asked For' (USA 'got what it deserved')

    01/30/2017 6:00:44 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/30/2017 6:07 PST | Harvey Levin
    Don't come running to Tank if you're upset with the state of affairs ... because he says America got what it deserved. We got the singer at Nightingale Plaza nightclub in WeHo Sunday and he has no sympathy for people who are upset with Trump's Muslim ban, because they didn't do 'what they needed to' do 2 months ago...