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  • Morgan Freeman: Hillary Clinton Will Stand For ‘Racial Justice’

    05/11/2016 10:31:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 5/11/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton is anxious to compete in the Democratic primary in Kentucky, particularly after suffering a humiliating loss in West Virginia. Now she is relying on the golden voice of Morgan Freeman, to help turn out black voters in the state. In a new, minute-long ad, Clinton begins by telling voters of what she calls “systemic racism” in the United States. “We have to face up to the hard truths of injustice and systemic racism,” she says, recalling the wrongs suffered by African American voters in the justice system and at the hands of police officers.
  • Wise-cracking US celebrities endorse Iran deal

    08/02/2015 1:27:21 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 31 July 15 | Unattributed
    Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and a host of other celebrities star in a video backing Americas' nuclear deal with Iran, wise-cracking their way through an often surreal mixture of Hollywood, politics and diplomacy. The video uploaded this week onto YouTube comes as President Barack Obama's administration tries to sell the agreement to the public and a sceptical Congress.
  • Concerned About Mass Die-Offs, Morgan Freeman Converted His 124-Acre Ranch Into a Bee Sanctuary

    05/31/2015 7:27:58 PM PDT · by thomasryan · 63 replies
    Healthy Debates ^ | 5/28/15 | Nick Meyer
    One of the most unique things about grassroots movements that a lot of people don’t realize is that they have the potential to pick up some pretty incredible, and oftentimes unexpected, allies as they grow in size and scope. Along the way, these new allies lend their own talents, perspectives, advice and more the movement. And sometimes, these allies end up being pretty influential simply by being themselves, as many people have especially noted with celebrities. Most celebrities, love ’em or hate ’em (and love or hate the system for that matter), are one-man or one-woman media outlets with the...
  • Morgan Freeman on Baltimore Protest Coverage: ‘F--- the Media’

    05/01/2015 12:04:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Marlow Stern
    The screen icon discussed police brutality and the televised news media’s coverage of the Baltimore protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody.
  • Scarlett Johansson's New Movie Is Based on One of the Biggest Scientific Myths of All Time (Lucy)

    08/03/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    The reviews aren't yet in for Scarlett Johansson's new movie Lucy, but a single viewing of the trailer is enough to give the film a resounding "two thumbs down" on science... The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is a complete, utter, and total myth. Lucy is entirely premised on neuroscientific BS...
  • Morgan Freeman nails the income inequality debate in this powerful 1 minute video

    06/05/2014 1:12:42 PM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    Rare ^ | June 5, 2014 | Douglas Barclay
    While appearing on CNN Wednesday night, actor Morgan Freeman spread some refreshing ideas about debating income inequality in the United States. Freeman stood up for the middle-class, telling host Don Lemon that without the middle-class, there would be no way to continue being a great nation of consumers. When Lemon asked the actor whether he believed that race was a major contributing factor to income inequality, Freeman sternly disagreed. “Do you think that race plays in a part in wealth distribution?” Lemon asked. “No, no, no, I don’t. You and I are, we’re proof. Why would race have anything to...
  • Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' to Open on Same Day in U.S., China

    03/24/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 24, 2014 | Clifford Coonan
    Upcoming Johnny Depp-starring sci-fi thriller Transcendence will open in China as a day-and-date release with the United States on April 18 -- and China will be the only territory where the film will be screened in 3D, the Beijing-based studio DMG, co-producers of the film with Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros., told The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • Tom Cruise's Sci-Fi Saga 'Oblivion' Takes No. 1 Spot at Box Office

    04/22/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 98 replies
    Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $38.152 million in gross receipts. "42," the Jackie Robinson story with Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, stayed strong in its second week with $18.025 million, good for the No. 2 spot.
  • Black Racism Unchained

    12/28/2012 7:48:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | December 26, 2012 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Exclusive: Jesse Lee Peterson declares, 'It's time for whites to speak out' White Americans are under assault, and with the re-election of President Barack Obama, black racism is on the rise! There’s no better example of black racism than when actor Jamie Foxx hosted “Saturday Night Live” and joked about his new film, “Django Unchained”: “I get free. I save my wife and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” He went on to say, “My president, President Obama, is back up in the White House for four more years. How black is that?”...
  • Morgan Freeman is alive, no matter what Facebook says (death hoaxes)

    09/12/2012 7:31:54 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 9/10/12 | Tim Kennealy
    LOS ANGELES ( - Breathe easy, Morgan Freeman fans - the internet has once again failed to kill off the "Shawshank Redemption" star, despite its best efforts. Freeman was once again the victim of an online death hoax this week, after a Facebook page announcing the 75-year-old actor's demise amassed more than 842,000 "likes." "At about 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, our beloved actor Morgan Freeman passed away due to a artery rupture," the page reads. "Morgan was born on June 1, 1937. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and...
  • No Tolerance for Chick-fil-A -- Tea Party Critic Morgan Freeman Gets a Pass

    08/02/2012 5:34:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | August 2, 2012 | Larry Elder
    hick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy faces a consumer protest for expressing his opposition to same-sex marriage. Fair enough. Offended, the Democratic mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco threatened to prevent the Georgia-based fast-food company from operating in their cities! Whether for or against same-sex marriage, what part of the First Amendment do these radical mayors not understand? The First Amendment is about preventing government from infringing on political speech. This is a clear-cut case of suppression and punishment of Cathy's right of free speech. In an interview picked up by the Baptist Press, Cathy told the Biblical Recorder...
  • 8 Ways Blacks Perpetuate Racism and the Only Way to Thwart It

    07/28/2012 8:06:16 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 17, 2012 | Walter Hudson
    It shouldn’t matter that I, an author with the audacity to select such a title, am black. The arguments presented should stand or fall on their objective merit. Nevertheless, I declare my racial identity at the outset to defuse any prejudice readers may bring regarding the motivation behind this piece. Indeed, it is in part because I am black that the following must be said. All things considered, blacks and the civil rights culture surrounding them are the most open and prolific purveyors of racism in America. This is an ironic travesty which spits upon the graves of history’s abolitionists...
  • Morgan Freeman is latest $1 million donor to pro-Obama PAC

    07/21/2012 7:43:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    Daily News ^ | 7/21/2012 | By Kristen A. Lee
    President Obama’s latest $1 million donor is a former fictional resident of the White House himself: Morgan Freeman. The star of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises," made the big-money donation to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, Politico reported. “President Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances,” Freeman said in a statement to Politico, noting the president’s actions to end combat operations in Iraq and rescue the auto industry, among others. “In return, he is the target of hundreds of millions of dollars from right-wing sources," he added. "I am proud to lend...
  • Barack Obama is not a Real Black President

    07/09/2012 11:24:36 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | July 9, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    I didn’t say it. Morgan Freeman said it. In an interview with NPR to promote his latest film, The Magic of Belle Isle, the popular Oscar-winning actor said that people “conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet. He’s not America’s first black president — he’s America’s first mixed-race president.” Freeman implied that it’s Obama’s white side that’s the problem. This clearly fits the definition of racism: an ideology of...
  • Morgan Freeman: Obama Isn't First Black President

    07/06/2012 9:55:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 82 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 5, 2012 | Unattributed
    From NPR: "First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America," Freeman said.
  • Short Bursts

    11/26/2011 6:25:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 26, 2011 | Paul Greenberg
    For an actor, the talented Morgan Freeman doesn't have the best sense of timing. At least when off-camera and talking politics. There's a lot of that going around. It figures. A presidential election approaches and folks are heating up. For example, Mr. Freeman chose the eve of the GOP's straw poll in Florida to describe both the tea party and Republicans in general as racists. Mr. Freeman was particularly vociferous on the subject of those terrible Republicans who were always putting party above country. The only thing they're really interested in, he explained, was denying Barack Obama a second term...
  • Sean Penn Says Tea Party Wants To "Lynch" Obama

    10/15/2011 2:31:21 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 75 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | 10/15/2011
    Actor Sean Penn says the Tea Party wants to “lynch” President Obama, launching the latest celebrity attack on the conservative grassroots movement that has grown into a political force. During an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Friday in which Penn rambled about the need for more infrastructure spending, affordable health care, bolder actions from President Obama and an end to the Afghanistan war – all in the same answer -- he segued into what’s wrong with the Tea Party. “And yet there’s another problem. You have what I call ‘the get the N-word out of the White House party,’...
  • Samuel L. Jackson echoes Morgan Freeman, says Tea Party racism is obvious

    10/04/2011 4:24:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2011 | Tina Korbe
    No matter how poorly the economy performs, no matter how many scandals surround the administration, no matter how weakly the president’s jobs plan is received by legislators and the public, Samuel L. Jackson can see no reason why the Tea Party might oppose Barack Obama’s reelection other than race. From an interview with New York Magazine: While we were on the subject, we asked Jackson if he agreed with fellow thespian Morgan Freeman, who caused something of a ruckus recently after he claimed that the tea party is racist. “It’s pretty obvious what they are,” Jackson told us. “The division...
  • A Tea Party Invitation to Morgan Freeman

    09/28/2011 10:24:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Tea Party Brew ^ | 09/28/2011 | by Ali A. Akbar
    A Tea Party Invitation to Morgan FreemanOriginal national tea party organizer Akbar invites Morgan to experience an actual tea party rally. Dear Mr. Freeman,My name is Ali Akbar. IÂ’m a 26 year-old African-American small business owner and a tea party activist. IÂ’m not writing to rake you over the coals in the way that many conservatives have done in the last 48 hours. Heck, I wrote a passionate open-letter refuting many of your claims already, but this is not that. This is an honest and standing invitation. I do believe that you are wrong in what you said about the...
  • My Open Letter to Morgan Freeman

    09/27/2011 4:10:04 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 54 replies ^ | September 27,2011 | Jeff Head
    Mr. Morgan Freeman, c/o Revelations Entertainment 1221 2nd Street # 4 Santa Monica, CA 90401-1150 I am so disappointed in your accusations against the Tea Party. I can undertsand disagreeing politically, but to stoop to calling the Tea Party racist is very, very beneath you. I have enjoyed many of your movies. You are a tremendous actor and have also represented many good causes. I am a 55 year old white male, who is conservative and who has frequented Tea Party activites because I am fed-up with big government overreaching its constitutional mandate...from both major parties. While at these activities...
  • Cain: Morgan Freeman’s sad ignorance doesn’t offend me

    09/25/2011 5:52:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 25 Sep 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    In the aftermath of his big Florida straw poll victory, Herman Cain appeared on Fox with Neil Cavuto, who asked Cain to respond to actor Morgan Freeman’s contention that the Tea Party was based on racism. Cain, who is a favorite at Tea Party events and who owed his remarkable victory yesterday to Tea Party activism, told Cavuto that being a great actor doesn’t always equate to having a grasp on reality. Cain declined to take offense, as Newsbusters reports, and instead focused on the desperation from the old-guard hard Left who just assumed that the race card was a...
  • Morgan Freeman Admits Hollywood Has Failed Its Progressive Mission

    09/25/2011 4:38:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9/25/2011 | Ed Driscoll
    “Morgan Freeman, in an interview to be aired on CNN Friday evening, says that President Obama has made racism worse in America,” Noel Sheppard writes at Newsbusters: PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Has Obama helped the process of eradicating racism, or has it in a strange way made it worse. MORGAN FREEMAN: Made it worse. Made it worse. Look at, look, the Tea Partiers, who are controlling the Republican Party, stated, and what’s this guy’s name, Mitch O’Connell. Is that his, O’Connell? MORGAN: Yeah, Mitch McConnell, yeah. FREEMAN: Mitch McConnell. Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to...
  • Herman Cain, presidential candidate, hits back at Morgan Freeman for calling Tea Party 'racist'

    09/24/2011 8:16:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 09/24/2011 | Brian Browde
    Herman Cain is hitting back at Morgan Freeman for calling the Tea Party racist. The Republican presidential candidate called the Oscar-winning actor’s eyebrow-raising remarks “short-sighted” on Friday. "Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party," Cain told Fox News. Freeman, who endorsed Obama in 2007, created a firestorm when he told CNN’s Piers Morgan earlier this week that conservative opposition to the President has enflamed racism in America. He added the Tea Partiers have the mentality of "Screw the country, we're going to do whatever...
  • Herman Cain hits back at Morgan Freeman for calling Tea Party 'racist'

    09/24/2011 1:37:52 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 97 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/24/11 | Brian Browdie
    Herman Cain is hitting back at Morgan Freeman for calling the Tea Party racist. The Republican presidential candidate called the Oscar-winning actor’s eyebrow-raising remarks “short-sighted” on Friday. "Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party," Cain told Fox News. Freeman, who endorsed Obama in 2007, created a firestorm when he told CNN’s Piers Morgan earlier this week that conservative opposition to the President has enflamed racism in America. He added the Tea Partiers have the mentality of "Screw the country, we're going to do whatever...
  • Morgan Freeman: Obama Made Racism Worse, Tea Party Will Do 'Whatever [It] Can To Get This Black

    FREEMAN: "Mitch McConnell. Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? “Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.” MORGAN: "But is that necessarily a racist thing?" FREEMAN: "It is a racist thing."
  • DOLPHIN TAIL - I urge all of my fellow conservatives to boycott this movie with Morgan Freeman.

    09/23/2011 1:57:32 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 69 replies · 3+ views
    I urge all of my fellow conservatives to boycott this movie with Morgan Freeman.
  • 'America is MORE racist under Obama': Morgan Freeman slams President's Tea Party critics

    09/23/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 88 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 23, 2011 | Mark Duell
    Almost three years ago millions of Americans were marking a supposed new dawn as they celebrated voting in their first black president. But Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman claims racism in the U.S. has actually got worse since Barack Obama took office in January 2009. The film star, who played Nelson Mandela in 2009 film Invictus, told CNN the President has become a target for the Tea Party's ‘racist’ aggression
  • Freeman to POTUS: 'Get pissed off'

    08/23/2011 5:33:23 AM PDT · by mykroar · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | 8/22/11 | Glenn Thrush
    When President Obama jumped on the back nine of the celebrity-clogged Vineyard Golf Club course on Sunday, he ran into none other than Morgan Freeman, Oscar winner and Obama backer. Freeman, it turns out, was as free with advice for Obama as he was for Tim Robbins in “The Shawshank Redemption.” (POLITICO was holding outside the course in the pool van, told only that Obama was playing with his usual island foursome.) But the deeply wired Boston Globe, invaluable for Vineyard gossip, caught up with Freeman at an event later in the day. “What I wanted to tell him is...
  • Morgan Freeman narrates Lawson ad [NC-04]

    11/01/2010 10:00:08 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 44 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Rob Christensen
    Actor Morgan Freeman is the voice that narrates GOP congressional candidate B.J. Lawson's latest TV and radio ads. It is Freeman who says: “What is David Price afraid of?” He was referring to the Democratic congressman. Lawson said he was inspired by Freeman explaining the importance of the founding documents in his narration of a video about the Declaration of Independence. “Barbara Streisand wouldn't do this, but Morgan Freeman doesn't have a problem cutting ads against Washington insiders or he wouldn't do it,” said Martin Avila, Lawson's campaign manager. [See article for video]
  • Morgan Freeman Free To Marry Step-Granddaughter

    09/27/2010 6:52:19 AM PDT · by max americana · 59 replies · 1+ views
    yourtango ^ | sept 26, 2010 | kristin koch
    Morgan Freeman's divorce from his second wife of 26 years, Myrna Colley-Lee, is official. And now that he's a single man, rumors are circulating (thanks to the trusty old, National Enquirer) that he's getting ready to marry again…to his 27-year-old step-granddaughter, E'Dina Hines! Folks, we couldn't make this stuff up if we tried! Morgan Freeman To Impregnate Step-Granddaughter Adding fuel to the fire: The official reason behind the divorce is being kept quiet, as the terms of the split are now sealed with the divorce records. Plus, in a released statement to the press, divorce lawyers from Freeman's camp only...
  • Oscar, Oscar, Oscar. Nominations Announced.

    02/02/2010 1:05:04 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 346+ views ^ | 02/02/2010 | John G. Winder
    The air was crisp with excitement as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for 2010’s big Oscar Show. We all look forward with inexplicable excitement to that magical night when somewhere between deep probing questions like, “Who are you wearing” and the monotony of watching celebs congratulate themselves over and over and over for their own greatness and earth-changing achievement we (the unwashed masses) are allowed to see who Hollywood thinks is the best of their best.
  • Movie Review: "Invictus" (History News Network gives Clint Eastwood film a thumbs up)

    12/14/2009 9:13:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 1,145+ views
    History News Network ^ | 12/14/2009 | Jim Castagnera
    “Invictus” means “unconquered.” The poem of that name, by 19th century Scotsman William Ernest Hensley, is said to be Nelson Mandela’s favorite. As the title of Clint Eastwood’s new film, which opened last week in the U.S., the word has a dual significance. Mandela, played to perfection by Morgan Freeman, claims that it helped carry him through his 27 years of incarceration at the hands of the Apartheid. When Mandela writes out the verses and gives them to Springbok team captain Francois Pienaar --- another perfect portrayal, this by Matt Damon--- they become the symbol and inspiration for the South...
  • Morgan Freeman: Why Do We Need a Black History Month, I am an American

    06/27/2009 12:57:48 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 45 replies · 1,641+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | June 27, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    So what is Freeman's solution to the "race problem?" Why stop talking about it, of course. Mike Wallace has no frickin' idea how to handle that kind of blasphemous candor.

    06/18/2009 3:32:02 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 55 replies · 3,905+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 06/18/2009 | National Enquirer
    WORLD EXCLUSIVE BOMBSHELL: Oscar winner's Morgan Freeman's decade-long affair with his step - GRANDDAUGHTER, a family insider told The ENQUIRER. Morgan Freeman has been having a nearly decade-long affair with his step-granddaughter - a scandalous charge that has emerged in the bitter divorce battle between the acclaimed actor and his wife Myrna, says a source. The relationship between the 72-year-old actor with step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines, 27, began when she was a teen, the source told The ENQUIRER exclusively. The alleged affair not only contributed to his split from Myrna, his wife of 25 years, it also led to his breakup...
  • Black President means Asteroid is coming

    01/29/2009 7:36:31 AM PST · by Ipberg · 25 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Daily Show ^ | January 28, 2009
    Jon Stewart host of THE DAILY SHOW joked with guest Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist, contributor to "NOVA" on PBS) on January 28, 2009 whether having a black President means an asteroid is on the way. Tyson said there's one due in 2029 projected to come between Earth and it's own orbiting satellites. Even the liberals are getting nervous that reality is going to mimic art, ie. DEEP IMPACT. If you recall the plot of the movie, the President used the coming disaster to execute martial law, round up a select few elites to be saved in underground cities, and leave...
  • Kennedy Center Honors outshine politics as usual (Streisand, Pres. Bush share kiss)

    12/07/2008 9:37:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 37 replies · 1,797+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 12-8-08 | Kelly Jane Torrance
    This weekend's Kennedy Center Honors marked the last time President Bush and first lady Laura Bush sat alongside the honorees as they watched the tributes unfold on the stage of the institution's opera house last night. Roger Daltrey, who was feted along with a fellow member of the rock group the Who, said the award "means so much." The outgoing president hosted not only one of his wife's favorite musicians - it was the first time a first lady took the stage in the event's 31-year history - but also one of his biggest Hollywood detractors. *snip* This year's honorees...
  • Morgan Freeman Divorcing Wife Of 24 years... Days After Car Crash With A Younger Female Companion

    08/06/2008 6:19:45 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 59 replies · 576+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/06/08 | Laura Roberts
    Bill Luckett who is Freeman's Mississippi based attorney and business partner confirmed that the pair have been separated 'for legal and practical purposes' since December 2007. The 71 year-old actor was involved in a serious car accident in Mississippi three days ago in which his car flipped several times.
  • Freeman recovering after surgery

    08/05/2008 3:08:10 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies · 107+ views
    Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is in "good spirits" after surgery for injuries sustained in a serious car accident near his Mississippi home.
  • Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in crash

    08/04/2008 2:30:22 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 30 replies · 169+ views
    gaurdian UK ^ | 8/4/08 | Dan Glaister
    The Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman said to be in a serious condition after the car he was driving flipped over several times late on Sunday. Freeman was driving near his home in Charleston, Mississippi, at the time of the accident. The actor and a female companion were cut free by emergency workers before being airlifted to a hospital 90 miles away in Memphis, Tennessee. Kathy Stringer, a spokeswoman for the regional medical centre in Memphis, described the 71-year-old actor's condition as "serious". The editor of the Charleston Sun Sentinel newspaper, who arrived at the scene shortly after the accident, said...
  • Report: Morgan Freeman Injured In Car Wreck

    08/04/2008 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 78 replies · 238+ views
    NBC30 ^ | 8/4/2008 | n/a
    Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has been injured in a serious car crash in Mississippi, according to Police told the celebrity gossip site that Freeman was in a one-car accident about 11:30 p.m. Sunday near the small town of Ruleville and was airlifted from the scene.
  • It's a zoo in 'Evan Almighty'

    06/22/2007 7:10:53 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 26 replies · 814+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 06/21/2007 | Glenn Whipp
    If you've been paying attention, you might already know two things about "Evan Almighty." One: The family film about a congressman (Steve Carell) called upon by God to build an ark wound up costing an insane amount of money, something on the level of $200 million. And two: Because it's ostensibly a modern-day Noah story, Universal Pictures has been courting the church crowd, an audience it distinctly avoided with its last movie, "Knocked Up." Both bits of information are relevant because "Evan" might just be the most schizophrenic movie ever made. Yes, you could look at the film as the...
  • Some blacks take Freeman to task over CBS interview

    12/21/2005 8:28:48 AM PST · by Pikamax · 53 replies · 2,181+ views
    baltimoresun ^ | 12/21/05 | Dan Thanh Dang
    Some blacks take Freeman to task over CBS interview By c Sun Reporter December 21, 2005 Sylvia Cyrus-Albritton isn't going to hold it against actor Morgan Freeman for slamming the need for Black History Month. She isn't mad that the Oscar winner said on CBS' 60 Minutes that it's "ridiculous" to relegate one month to black history and that the practice should be abolished. But as director of the group founded by the father of Black History Month, Carter G. Woodson, Cyrus-Albritton says she has an important message for Freeman: "We're not there yet, Morgan." It was a response echoed...
  • Black-history month ripped as ridiculous (Morgan Freeman blasts label as divisive to all Americans)

    12/18/2005 11:53:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 75 replies · 2,089+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/18/05 | WorldNetDaily
    Actor Morgan Freeman has a solution to the problem of racism – "Stop talking about it!" In a CBS News' 60 Minutes profile of the Oscar-winning actor scheduled to air tonight, Freeman tells Mike Wallace labels like "white" and "black" are an obstacle to defeating racism. "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man," he says. "I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You wouldn't say, 'Well, I know this white guy named Mike Wallace.' You know what I'm saying?"...
  • Freeman Criticizes Black History Month

    12/15/2005 5:42:54 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 51 replies · 1,709+ views
    Comcast (c/o Associated Press) ^ | 12/15/2005 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - Morgan Freeman says the concept of a month dedicated to black history is "ridiculous." "You're going to relegate my history to a month?" the 68-year-old actor says in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" to air Sunday (7 p.m. EST). "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." Black History Month has roots in historian Carter G. Woodson's Negro History Week, which he designated in 1926 as the second week in February to mark the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Woodson said he hoped the week could one day be eliminated...
  • Freeman: Mississippi Will Rise Again

    10/02/2005 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 8 replies · 484+ views
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 10-2-05 | KATHY HANRAHAN
    OXFORD, Miss. - Actor Morgan Freeman opened a star-studded benefit concert for hurricane victims Saturday, telling a national television audience that the state he calls home "will rise again" from the ruins of the storm's destruction. Freeman, who lives in Tallahatchie County in northern Mississippi, described families living in tents on sites where their homes used to stand before Hurricane Katrina. But he assured viewers that the people would bounce back. "We will rise again," the teary eyed Oscar winner said. "Mississippi crawled out of the rubble and helped their neighbors and got about the business of surviving." Former "Designing...
  • Celebrity Auction Set for Hurricane Relief (Good Ol' Morgan Freeman, Native of MS)

    09/01/2005 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 760+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 8/31/2005 | n/a
    Celebrity Auction Set for Hurricane ReliefNEW YORK - Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has helped organize an online auction to raise funds for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The auction, which also includes corporate-donated items, will open Friday on the Charity Folks Web site, an online auction venue, and run until Sept. 16, it was announced Wednesday. Items include the opportunity to attend a screening of Freeman's upcoming film, "An Unfinished Life," a resort getaway and memorabilia packages from various movies. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. "It's sort of well-known that anytime...
  • MORGAN(Freeman) EXPLAINS HIS LOVE FOR MISUNDERSTOOD MISSISSIPPI (less racist than most other places)

    03/01/2005 11:55:14 AM PST · by WKB · 184 replies · 4,227+ views
    OSCAR nominee MORGAN FREEMAN has discovered why he loves his home state of Mississippi so much - it's less racist than most other places in America. The actor grew up in racial segregation in the Delta region, which was once considered the heartland of American racism, but he insists he never felt oppression until he moved away. And now he has fond memories of his childhood, despite the fact he wasn't allowed to attend certain clubs and had to sit on the balcony of his local cinema because only whites were allowed downstairs. He says, "It can't bother you if...
  • My Darling, My Blood: Million Dollar Baby

    02/18/2005 1:10:19 PM PST · by mrustow · 129 replies · 3,749+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 18 February 2005 | Nicholas Stix
    If you give Million Dollar Baby half a chance, you're gonna cry. "You're gonna cry," the ticket-seller, a Spanish lady in her late fifties, told me. And she was right. Million Dollar Baby is about two kinds of hunger: The hunger for glory that gnaws at those who seemingly have no chance at it, and the hunger for the love that bonds a father and a daughter, even if the two are not father and daughter. Clint Eastwood is hot again. In 2003, his movie Mystic River, in which he did not act, was up for all of the major...
  • James Edwards: He Paved the Way for Poitier and Washington

    02/16/2005 11:10:21 AM PST · by mrustow · 39 replies · 1,082+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 16 February 2005 | Nicholas Stix
    Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman all owe a debt of gratitude to James Edwards. Today, two of Hollywood's five highest-paid stars are black: Will Smith and Denzel Washington. Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) are the front-runners for the best actor and best supporting actor Oscars, respectively. (And while I have yet to see Ray, I did see Million Dollar Baby, and can tell you that Freeman is every bit as good as his press). Smith, Washington, Foxx and Freeman all owe a debt of gratitude to James Edwards.Three years ago, Halle Berry...