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  • Why ARE today's stars so short? Actors were once strapping hunks and muscular specimens.

    03/19/2015 11:06:09 AM PDT · by donna · 155 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-19-15 | Quentin Letts
    Actors were once strapping hunks, thick-thighed he-men who had only to arrive at a film premiere to make everyone’s eyes bulge. These Adonises towered above lesser mortals and had their suits made specially for them because they were such muscular specimens. That’s the way things were when the likes of John Wayne (6ft 4in), Gregory Peck (6ft 3in), Charlton Heston (6ft 3in) and Clint Eastwood (6ft 4in) were in their prime. They were big men playing big characters, often on top of enormous horses or engaged in butch boxing bouts. Compare that with the recent Oscars ceremony, when our own...
  • Few Movie Stars Set to Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

    05/03/2014 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 1, 2014 | By Tina Daunt
    They may govern the free world's leading nation and regulate the globe's biggest economy, but when it comes to celebrities, Washingtonians are as starstruck as folks from Des Moines. That's why the annual White House Correspondents' dinner has assumed an outsized importance on the capitol social calendar and one of the reasons many locals are feeling let down by this year's dearth of A-list actors and film figures. Apart from Robert De Niro, who is promoting a documentary on his artist father, there will only be a smattering of high-wattage names at Saturday night's edition of the annual event. A...
  • 50 of the Most Beautiful Women Ever

    11/29/2013 6:38:28 AM PST · by navysealdad · 179 replies
    This video shows nominations for 50 of the most beautiful movie stars ever.
  • Bring back the brawn! Joan Collins laments the demise of the Hollywood hunk

    03/22/2010 8:39:16 PM PDT · by Stoat · 52 replies · 5,192+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 23, 2010 | Joan Collins
    What strikes me again and again about these movies is how hunky and masculine the majority of the male stars were.  Neanderthal: Joan Collins turned down Richard Burton while making Sea Wife Boom Town was on recently, with the extremely macho co-stars Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable. Although Gable was by far the better looking and taller (he kept referring to Tracy as 'Shorty' in the film) Spencer Tracy was his equal in the he-man department. The same goes for most of the male movie stars from the golden era of Hollywood: Anthony Quinn dancing the tango with Rita...
  • Hollywood rethinks use of A-list actors

    11/17/2009 8:05:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 126 replies · 3,502+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2009 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Hollywood studios are now thinking twice about splurging on A-list movie stars and costly productions in reaction to the poor economy, but also because of the surprising success of recent films with unknown actors.
  • California Burning

    10/26/2007 10:07:10 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 16 replies · 154+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 27 Oct. 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Most of you may be surprised to hear that my columns are also published in the Canyon News, in Los Angeles. That fine paper circulates in Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills. This column is written for people returning to their homes there – if their homes are still standing. Genius consists of not making the same mistake once. By that standard, y’all are not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed concerning fires in Southern California. Such fires...

    05/01/2007 8:33:09 AM PDT · by firehat · 6 replies · 751+ views
    FIREHAT ^ | April 30, 2007 | Norman Liebmann
    JUST ASKIN’ XXXVIII – QUERIES IN QUICKSAND © by Norman Liebmann Just askin’: Is the recent vote of whether or not the United States should surrender in Iraq indicative of just how many shades of yellow there are among the Democrats in Congress? Just askin’: Is Hillary’s threat to appoint Bill Clinton Ambassador to the World the most obscene use of destructive personal influence since Yoko Ono broke up the Beatles? And would it surprise anyone if that famous celebrity-humper, Yoko, were to marry that famous Irish hip hop Third World do-gooder and become Yoko Ono Bono? Just askin’: Does...
  • Who's Whose Kid in Hollywood

    12/16/2006 10:21:50 AM PST · by bannie · 31 replies · 926+ views
    Self ^ | 15DEC06 | self
    On another thread the subject of neoptism of hollywoodies came up, and it seemed that it might be interesting to pool knowledge about who in Hollywood broke into the tight movie union because of their connections. Who's Whose Kid in Hollywood Nicholas Cage is Francis Ford Coppola's nephew. Anyone who saw him in Peggy Sue Got Married KNOWS he only got hired because of his uncle. He got to learn by being an apprentice in the trenches--that's a gift. Kate Hudson is Goldie Hawn's daughter.Gwennie Paltrow is the daughter of Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner.
  • Star salaries coming down in Hollywood - report-(more work to do)

    05/03/2006 6:36:30 PM PDT · by Flavius · 58 replies · 2,071+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 5.2.06 | na
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Poor Jim Carrey. His movies have raked in nearly $2 billion at box offices, but now a leading entertainment magazine says the comedian's asking price of $25 million a film has become "a bit of a gamble." ADVERTISEMENT In its issue out this week, Entertainment Weekly rates top stars on whether they are worth the money. Among those whose asking prices have become too high are Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell and Eddie Murphy, the magazine said. It added that after years of ever-rising star salaries, the prices for top talent are now coming down because...
  • British officer likens US generals to gung-ho movie stars: report

    04/18/2006 7:06:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 177 replies · 2,818+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - A senior British military officer, who worked in Baghdad in 2004, believes US generals try to act like gung-ho movie stars such as John Wayne, a newspaper reported. Brigadier Alan Sharp made the comments in an academic report on Britain's influence on US foreign relations, The Daily Telegraph said. The 46-year-old, who worked alongside the US military in Baghdad, said there was a "strong streak of Hollywood" among American officers. He said an important part to being a success in the US army was the ability to combine the "real and acted heroics" of Audie Murphy, a...
  • Tired of Movie Stars showing up at death row

    01/13/2006 10:19:55 AM PST · by tiredofliberals · 98 replies · 1,953+ views
    All the time | Janurary 13,2005 | tiredofliberals
    I am so tried of these movie stars showing up only at slect death row hearings tokie williams etc. that is fine that they oppose the death penalty but they only show up to further their carreer and at big names in the news small cases they are no where to be found.Sounds like a bunch of phonies to me and what are we to base their opionons on ours for?
  • Hollywood Stars - Veteran Patriots

    11/11/2005 8:55:32 AM PST · by DollyCali · 205 replies · 12,452+ views
    Dolly Howard | November 11, 2005 | DollyCali
    With "JAG," "Navy CIS," "MASH," and other military television shows being quite popular, one might consider with how military service has enhanced the fame of veteran actors in Hollywood or vice versa. During our distinguished history, some Hollywood actors have taken a break from their careers while they defended our country oftentimes to battle in war. These hereos include Charles Bronson, Gary Cooper, Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Clarke Gable, Lee Marvin, Elvis Presley, and Jimmy Stewart. More recent editions of entertainment veterans include "Limp Bizkit" lead singer Fred Durst who did service with the United States Navy. Up until...
  • Hydro strikes oil under Troll

    08/22/2005 1:44:32 PM PDT · by tomjohn77 · 55 replies · 2,204+ views
    Norwegian oil company Hydro announced on Monday a promising oil discovery under the oil and natural gas fields already producing at the enormous Troll field in the North Sea. The Oslo-based petroleum and light metals group said prospects for developing the find in the deeper rock structures were promising because the oil is so close to an existing offshore field. Hydro said further tests and drilling will be needed to determine the amount of additional oil that could be produced. Troll is Europe's largest natural gas field currently in operation, and also produces 260,000 barrels of oil per day from...
  • Elegant Nonsense

    07/16/2005 7:53:47 AM PDT · by DCPatriot · 27 replies · 906+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2005 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ...Richard Gere of "The Jackal" fame elaborated: "If you can see [the terrorists] as a relative who's dangerously sick and we have to give them medicine, and the medicine is love and compassion. There's nothing better." Cher often sings of losers and so drew on her artistic insight to share a complex portrait of the president: "I don't like Bush. I don't trust him. I don't like his record. He's stupid. He's lazy." What's so disturbing about our leftist celebrities lecturing us on what has gone wrong after September 11? Nothing, as long as we realize why they do it....
  • Stars' Military Records Released

    06/12/2005 1:00:07 PM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 1,343+ views
    WASHINGTON – Clark Gable enlisted at the age of 41 and took his cameraman into the Army with him as a fellow private. Pfc. Steve McQueen served 30 days in the brig after going AWOL from the Marines. Pfc. Elvis Presley served a full hitch in the Army despite a fan's plea to first lady Mamie Eisenhower to have the king of rock 'n' roll released early. Lt. Henry Fonda earned a Bronze Star as a Navy combat pilot over the Pacific in World War II. On Saturday, the National Archives for the first time opened the military records of...

    02/15/2005 12:36:23 PM PST · by TexasTaysor · 16 replies · 854+ views
    E-mail | 2/15/05 | Unknown
    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WW II MOVIE STARS - Eye opening This a far different country today. In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the real actors of yester-year loved the United States. They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War II many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love. They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as simple "enlisted men". This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 18...
  • Goldie & Kurt Split?

    11/13/2004 9:13:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 78 replies · 3,051+ views
    IMDB ^ | November 12, 2004
    Hollywood power couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have reportedly split after a 21-year romance. Friends have revealed the couple's relationship has "lost its zip" in recent years and Hawn has moved on to realize her dream of traveling the world. In recent years, the 59-year-old Buddhist actress has been spending more and more time in India, where she often meets up with Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan - a friendship that has reportedly upset Russell. According to sources on the set of Russell's new movie Sky High, the actor isn't taking the split well. One tells America's Globe tabloid...
  • Bin Laden has more to say (New Tape)

    11/04/2004 10:07:26 AM PST · by Kennesaw · 50 replies · 3,140+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 4, 2004 | NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD
    Nov. 4, 2004, 12:10AM Bin Laden has more to say Terrorist claims Iraq's 'black gold' bedazzled Bush By NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD Associated Press CAIRO, EGYPT - Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden claimed in new video footage broadcast Wednesday that President Bush ignored warnings against invading Iraq because he was dazzled by the country's "black gold" and ended up leading the United States into a quagmire. The full video, portions of which were broadcast Friday, was posted on a Web site used by Islamic groups Wednesday. The tape shows the author of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks accusing Bush of acting...
  • BADNARIK & COBB ARRESTED (attempted to disrupt debate)

    10/08/2004 9:55:37 PM PDT · by soccer4life · 103 replies · 3,196+ views
    8:38PM CT The first report from St. Louis is in - and presidential candidates Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) and David Cobb (Green Party) were just arrested. Badnarik was carrying an Order to Show Cause, which he intended to serve the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Earlier today, Libertarians attempted to serve these same papers at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the CPD - but were stopped from approaching the CPD office by security guards.
  • Big Names Backing Candidates (Lib stars back libs-duh)

    08/10/2003 2:40:49 PM PDT · by Mark · 25 replies · 222+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | August 10, 2003 | Lisa Friedman
    Big names backing candidates By Lisa Friedman Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Vermont Gov. Howard Dean may have a lock on the anti-war glitterati like Susan Sarandon and Paul Newman, but Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., has friends like Courtney Cox Arquette. Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry managed to crack the safes of "Italian Job" stars Charlize Theron and Ed Norton to the combined tune of $3,000. Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich, meanwhile, won the luck of the draw with a $2,000 check from singer Bonnie Raitt. Big bucks from the stars are dropping fast and furious these days as Tinsletown opens its wallets...
  • Altar Egos, The top 10 worst and wackiest Hollywood nuptials

    05/08/2003 1:19:47 PM PDT · by Coyote · 16 replies · 1,577+ views
    MSN Entertainment ^ | 5/8/03 | Kat Giantis
    ©Kevin Mazur/ Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley Altar Egos The top 10 worst and wackiest Hollywood nuptials by Kat Giantis MSN Entertainment On the whole, the rich and famous suck at marriage, but they're masters at getting hitched (granted, some have had a lot of practice). Most celebrities take a liberal approach to nuptial spending, creating the illusion -- at least for a little while -- that happily ever after is possible. Take Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt . When they tied the knot, their million-dollar, ultra-private ceremony included 50,000 flowers, loads of brown sugar candles imported from...
  • Standing Up For Patriotism

    03/17/2003 9:32:51 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 7 replies · 100+ views
    E-mail | 17 March 2003 | E-Mail
    Last week, the Shelby County Legislative Delegation hosted a "Stand Up for America Rally." More than 1,200 people attended including featured speakers Chief Justice Roy Moore, Adjutant General Mark Bowen and Alabama State Auditor Beth Chapman. Attached is a copy of Mrs. Chapman's speech, which resulted in five standing ovations, tremendous applause and an encore. It's a short read and well worth it. I hope you enjoy it as we continue to "Stand up for America!" Stand Up for America Rally Speech By: Beth Chapman I'm here tonight because men and women of the United States military have given their...
  • Setting the Record Straight

    03/04/2003 10:44:18 AM PST · by Coyote · 25 replies · 1,381+ views
    email | 3.4.03 | Christopher Westland
    Setting the Record Straight By Christopher Westland Those on the left insist they have the A.N.S.W.E.R. for all of us. But the veneer of their thought process has worn extremely thin, along with the patience of most rational minds. It's not an exaggeration to say that anti-Americanism has been the main marching tune of the modern left for decades. Almost uniformly, they insist that America, her competitive private corporations, and the capital system are evil. But the left has conveniently exempted the nationalized corporations of socialist states and third world dictators — the true monopolies of the world. Pretending...
  • Reason that “Liberal” Radio and TV Talk Shows Fail for Lack of Audience

    02/26/2003 2:39:06 PM PST · by Torsten · 6 replies · 242+ views
    International Human Rights Conservancy ^ | February 26, 2003 | Coram Justice
    Reason that “Liberal” Radio and TV Talk Shows Fail for Lack of Audience Phil Donahue is no longer back. He’s off the air. This is why:James Madison’s great fear concerning the future of the U. S., was that when the people in a democracy realize that they can vote themselves largess, they eventually will undermine the stability of the nation. He worried, that through legislation, the many common people would attempt to loot the wealth of the productive members of society and appropriate it for themselves--thus causing its decay. The U.S. is a republic, i.e., a representative democracy. Madison’s fear...
  • MacLaine To Head N.M. Film Board (That's Shirley MacLaine)

    01/17/2003 12:57:03 PM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 442+ views
    Friday, January 17, 2003 MacLaine To Head N.M. Film Board By Wren Propp Journal Northern Bureau     Award-winning actress and movie industry powerhouse Shirley MacLaine is getting star billing on Gov. Bill Richardson's newly created state Film Advisory Board.     The governor announced Thursday that MacLaine, an Abiquiu-area resident, will be chairwoman of the new film board, which will include five to eight other members, as yet unnamed.     "I think it's time now for a very practical and fundamental structure to be in place so that people in an industry as powerful as Hollywood, which is all about reporting...
  • Boycotting Hollywood

    12/11/2002 6:58:56 PM PST · by NWOhioGirl7O7 · 24 replies · 252+ views
    12/11/02 | nwohiogirl7o7
    I can't stand Hillary, "you know"...I can't stand Al Gore's voice, I can't stand an actor thinking he IS president cause he plays one on TV, and I can't stand Babs'whining. Please can someone help me spread the word to boycott these Hollywood pinheads? So they've voiced their opinion. Well, I don't want it shoved down my throat and I certainly don't want to look at their phony, surgeon paid for faces! If someone could draft a letter to forward in emails to boycott these traitors; Clinton lovers; I will be the first to copy and mail! Let's show these...
  • Simone

    08/23/2002 8:55:41 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 304+ views
    Vanity | 8/23/02 | goldstategop
    I don't know where to find pics that can be posted without violating copyright but has anyone seen the hot new star Simone.... wow talk about stunning! ;-)
  • Hollywood Couple Oppose Bush War on Iraq

    08/17/2002 6:36:17 PM PDT · by Betteboop · 34 replies · 575+ views
    Ananova | 8/13/02
    Hollywood couple oppose Bush war on Iraq Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon have voiced their opposition to US plans for a war on Iraq. They spoke at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe about their roles in a play about the September 11 attacks. Sarandon said that she didn't think a military expansion of violence was the solution. She said: "First you have to ask the right questions and we haven't formed the right questions on what's going on in the world right now. "No, I don't think I would want to go to war against Iraq." The actress said one of...
  • Contractor Suing Actress Jane Fonda (in Santa Fe, NM)

    07/16/2002 7:01:01 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies · 493+ views
    Tuesday, July 16, 2002 Contractor Suing Actress Jane Fonda By Scott Sandlin Journal Staff Writer     Improvements on a vast ranch near the Pecos River, including an 8,000-square-foot "riverhouse" for its owner, actress Jane Fonda, are the focus of a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court by a Santa Fe design firm.     Crocodiles Construction Inc., owned by Anthony Wieland, was hired by Fonda on an exclusive contract in July 2000 to design and build numerous structures on the Forked Lightning Ranch near Rowe, formerly the property of the late actress Greer Garson.     The improvements included a main residence...