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  • Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout

    12/17/2014 8:48:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    FireceCable ^ | 12-15-2014 | Daniel Frankel
    Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout December 15, 2014 | By Daniel Frankel Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now." The campaign features the usual TV spots, directing viewers to visit the "protest the operator" website, in this case KeepFoxNews.com. Fox News versus Dish Fox's post urged Dish subscribers to call the satellite operator. (Source: KeepFoxNews.com) A Fox News blog post notes, "Despite the undeniable demand...
  • The Duggars say the petition to cancel their TLC show has only made them stronger

    12/17/2014 7:38:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17 | Abby Ohlheiser
    A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure. The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family’s recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family’s recent activism. But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be...
  • VIDEO: VICTORIA POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT TASERING ELDERLY MAN

    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    abc13.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | abc13.com
    VICTORIA, TX -- A Victoria police officer has been placed on administrative duty after his dashboard camera caught him Tasering an elderly man. In the video obtained by the Victoria Advocate, Officer Nathanial Robinson is seen arresting 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, when he suddenly throws Vasquez onto the hood of the car, pulls him to the ground and Tasers him. Vasquez said the cop acted more like a pit bull than a police officer. "I turn around and he pulled that Taser and he shot me with it, and you know it looked like he's enjoying that," Vasquez said.
  • "Frozen" Director Jennifer Lee Apologizes to Parents for "Let It Go"

    12/16/2014 9:11:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12-16-14 | Francesca Bacardi
    No one wants to let go of "Let It Go" more than parents, and "Frozen" director Jennifer Lee has become brutally aware of that fact. The Oscar-winning director is now apologizing for the phenomenon that swept (and continues to sweep) the nation because adults are fed up with the animated film. "A year ago, I'd meet people who, when they found out who I was, they'd say, 'Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time.' Now they're like, 'Yep, we're still listening to those songs,'" Lee tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I've gone from, 'Thank you,' to, 'Sorry!'"...
  • vanity - Post your review of "The Hobbit"

    12/16/2014 4:31:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Since the final Hobbit opens up tomorrow, please post your review. Tell us why, not just "it was good" or "it was bad". I will post my review early Saturday morning. Please, if you are not interested in discussing this movie, do not ruin it for any one with "I hate the CGI" or "Peter Jackson is a Marxist" or "Frodo and Samwise were a Hollywood homosexual conspiracy" - and no spoilers. From analyzing the themes the Shore use in the soundtrack, it appears that it will probably closer to the book, with a bit of sorrow at the end.
  • What did ancient Babylonian songs sound like? Something like this [IF they were into cool jazz]

    12/16/2014 11:47:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 14 Dec 2014 at 10:33 ET
    link only
  • Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Ringo Starr Lead 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    12/16/2014 9:46:08 AM PST · by wastedyears · 80 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 12/16/2014 | Andy Greene
    Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Ringo Starr Lead 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Apple antitrust case over iPods nears jury deliberations

    12/15/2014 8:48:49 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:10pm EST | BY DAN LEVINE
    (Reuters) Oakland, CA — A software update for Apple Inc's iPod music player was not a product improvement, but was intended to improperly raise costs for consumers who wanted to switch to newer devices, an attorney for Apple customers said in court. Closing arguments were delivered on Monday in an Oakland, California, federal courtroom in an antitrust trial that has cast fresh scrutiny on Apple's onetime virtual domination of the digital music market. The plaintiffs, a group of individuals and businesses who purchased iPods from 2006 to 2009, are seeking about $350 million in damages from Apple for unfairly blocking...
  • SyFy's 'Ascension' Takes 1960s Nuclear Spaceship Idea to the Stars

    12/15/2014 5:01:23 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 87 replies
    Space.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Tariq Malik
    A spaceship powered by nuclear bombs secretly launched in the 1960s. A colony ship on 100-year journey to spread humanity to the stars. These central themes of the SyFy Channel's epic "Ascension" miniseries this week sound like pure science fiction, U.S. scientists actually worked to build such a spaceship in the 1960s. In "Ascension," a three-part SyFy miniseries that launches tonight (Dec. 15), 600 people live aboard an Orion-class nuclear spacecraft on a mission to Proxima Centauri. The mission launched in 1963, when the Space Race was in full swing and the Cold War made the threat of global nuclear...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon "Harum Scarum"(1965) in 2 parts

    12/14/2014 11:49:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1965 | Gene Nelson
    In 2 parts: Part 1 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1c9hns_harum-scarum-1965-1-2_lifestyle Part 2 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1c9iv8_harum-scarum-1965-2-2_lifestyle
  • Five Pro-Abortion Male Celebrities Pro-Lifers Should Boycott

    12/14/2014 10:38:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/8/11 | Kristen Walker
    Yesterday I told you about five famous women whose TV shows and movies I refuse to watch because of their very public pro-abortion views and, in most cases, their financial support of Planned Parenthood. Today, I’ll tell you about five male celebrities I boycott. Famous men are less likely in general to be vocally pro-choice, as the issue is still mistakenly viewed by some — especially pro-abortion advocates — as one in which men should have no say. This is ridiculous, since abortion is not just a women’s issue but a human rights issue. Also, organizations are less likely to...
  • Now Bond movie falls victim to Sony hackers: Leaked script reveal

    12/14/2014 5:17:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Now Bond movie falls victim to Sony hackers: Leaked script reveal the bitter arguments over $300million movie's lackluster ending The script for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre has been leaked in the Sony hack The $300million film is in production now, even though executives seem to have numerous problems with the script It is now known how the film will end and the characters each actor will be portraying
  • ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ To End Trilogy On A High Note?..

    12/13/2014 8:50:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    It’s less than a week until The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies hits the theaters, putting an end to the six-part Middle Earth saga that began with The Lord Of The Rings trilogy in 2001, and continued with The Hobbit trilogy in 2012. So does the series do a good job of tying up all the loose ends in the franchise? Early reviews seem to indicate the third Hobbit film to be not only the best in the trilogy, but on par with that of the original trilogy.
  • TCM remembers 2014

    12/13/2014 11:58:29 AM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    TCM Remembers 2014
  • You Won’t Believe What This Cat Does When Her Human Plays the Piano (VIDEO)

    12/12/2014 10:18:41 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    One Green Planet ^ | December 12, 2014 | Madison Montgomery
    There are many stereotypes about animals that just aren’t true, but when it comes to the one about cats wanting to do only as they please (regardless of what their human may think) then … well … we think this video sort of speaks for itself.
  • The Christmas Song by Post Modern Jukebox (featuring Cristina Gatti)

    12/12/2014 9:09:12 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 3 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 12DEC2014 | Post Modern Jukebox
    Watch Cristina Gatti lend her classic voice to a true Christmas classic...so classic, that some might even call it, "The Christmas Song." Special thanks to Hum Music for the studio space, and to Eddie the dog for making a cameo. The Band: Cristina Gatti - vocals http://www.facebook.com/cristinagatti... http://www.instagram.com/cristinagatt... Allen Hunter - bass Chip Thomas - drums http://www.instagram.com/chipfunky Eddie - dog Rook - bartender Scott Bradlee - piano http://www.instagram.com/scottbradlee http://www.facebook.com/scottbradleem... PMJ on FB: http://www.facebook.com/postmodernjuk... Twitter / Insta: @PMJofficial Postmodern Jukebox Tour Dates: Jan 19 - The Birchmere; Washington, DC Jan 22 - House of Blues; San Diego, CA Jan 24 -...
  • Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked to Block Competitors

    12/12/2014 7:29:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Blogs.WSJ.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | By JEFF ELDER
    A former iTunes engineer testified in a federal antitrust case against Apple Friday that he worked on a project “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with Apple’s iPod. Plaintiffs subpoenaed the engineer, Rod Schultz, to show that Apple tried to suppress rivals to iTunes and iPods. They argue that Apple’s anticompetitive actions drove up the prices for iPods from 2006 to 2009; they’re seeking $350 million in damages, which could be tripled under antitrust laws. . . Apple argues – and Schultz agreed in court Friday – that it released many improvements...
  • Marco Polo Brings Mongol Empire To Netflix (Netflix New Original Series Alert)

    12/12/2014 5:43:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/2014 | Genevieve Hassan
    Following on from the success of its original dramas House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix is banking on its next series, Marco Polo, being a similar hit. The adventures of famed explorer Marco Polo in 13th Century China are being told in a new series for Netflix. Set in Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan's court and with a rumoured $90m (£57m) budget, its epic nature, battle scenes and sexual content has inevitably drawn comparisons to Game of Thrones - although creator John Fusco points out Polo's books came first. Starring British actor Benedict Wong as Kublai and...
  • Mexican pilot fired after letting attractive singer fly plane while it was full of passengers

    12/12/2014 3:37:14 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 12-12-2014
    Mexican pilot fired after letting attractive singer fly plane while it was full of passengers A Mexican pilot is out of a job after he let a stunning singer and her actress friend sit in his cockpit seat and permitted them to control the plane while it was airborne. The pilot, who has not been named, was let go from his job with the Magnicharters airline after photos emerged Twitter of 23-year old Mexican singer Esmeralda Ugalde and her 19-year old actress friend Samadhi Zendejas posing in the pilot’s cabin and wearing his hat. After Ugalde posted the picture to...
  • Does Mark Wahlberg want a 'white privilege' pardon?

    12/12/2014 2:33:25 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 51 replies
    bbc opinion ^ | 12-11-2014
    According to court records, in 1988 a 16-year-old Mr Wahlberg brutally attacked a Vietnamese man named Thanh Lam with a stick while spewing racial epithets and knocking him unconscious. Seeing police, Mr Wahlberg fled and found Hoa Trinh, another Vietnamese man. He put his hand around Mr Trinh's shoulder and asked the man to help him hide. After the police cars had passed, Mr Wahlberg punched Mr Trinh in the eye, permanently blinding him. According to the police report, during his arrest the future actor used several anti-Asian slurs. He served 45 days of a three-month sentence, all while maintaining...
  • Of Course You Hear What I Hear — Christmas Music Season Is Totally Data-Driven

    12/12/2014 6:58:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | December 12, 2014 | Walt Hickey
    On Oct. 24 at 6:24 p.m., Magic 96.5 in Birmingham, Alabama, flipped its “St. Nick” switch. The soft-rock radio station began playing all holiday music all the time. Magic 96.5 (WMJJ-FM) was one of the first stations in 2014 to give listeners exactly what they want at year’s end: more the Madonna than Madonna. In fact, there’s an entire library of songs that are in constant demand now, but people cringe if they hear them months before. Radio’s wall-to-wall holiday format is a recent development. Of course, stations in the past played some Christmas music on Dec. 24 and 25,...
  • HBO's True Detective VS CBS' Elementary

    12/11/2014 9:58:15 PM PST · by mylife · 65 replies
    HBO/CBS ^ | 12/11/14 | nylife
    Thoughts on the two programs? I love a good sleuthing show, but Elementary seems to muck up 100+ years of Sir Author Conan Doyle to me.
  • Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs

    12/11/2014 4:44:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    myway.com ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | LISA LEFF
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There's something happening here.
  • Election Victory Over The Democrats, Then The Traitorous Attack Of GOP Elite. All in 1 Video

    12/11/2014 4:34:28 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/11/2014
    The thrill of beating the democrats. Make safe the city! Then the sudden realization that the true enemy, the GOP elite, were attacking even as democrats were in full retreat. I saw this video and thought it represents the plight of true conservatives everywhere.
  • The World's Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2014 (Dr. Dre made $600million this year)

    12/11/2014 2:52:29 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 29, 2014 issue of Forbes | Zack O'Malley Greenburg
    Fifteen years ago Dr. Dre wondered aloud whether people had forgotten about him. If there was a question then, it has certainly dissipated throughout the next steps of a career filled with highlights—most recently the sale of Beats, the company he cofounded, to Apple for $3 billion. Dr. Dre took home $620 million this year before taxes, thanks largely to that deal, making him the world’s top-earning musician of 2014. More remarkably, that number also marks the largest single-year haul of any musician, ever. “It’s safe to say headphones is a good business,” said DJ Khaled, one of hip-hop’s top...
  • Spotify Predicts Music’s Stars Of 2015

    12/11/2014 2:13:03 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | posted on Dec. 10, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. | Reggie Ugwu
    They may not have a crystal ball, but the folks at Spotify do have the next best thing: heaps and heaps of hot, fresh listener data. ...Here’s who’s next up, according to Spotify. Pell Børns Raury The Bohicas Mikky Ekko Seinabo Sey Houndmouth Ezra Vine Kim Cesarion MisterWives James Bay Ryn Weaver George Ezra Young Fathers Catfish and the Bottlemen MLKMN Francesco Yates AURORA
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 50

    12/11/2014 7:49:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2014 | James Lileks
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special. For those remembering how they stared with wonder and awe at the jerky stop-motion animation and shivered with delicious fear at the perils faced by the plucky buck with the incandescent schnoz, the notion that this program occurred a half century ago would be a marvelous testament to the enduring power of the show’s appeal . . . if it didn’t make you feel so damned old. If it does, that is. For young kids today it’s a cultural artifact from a time so remote it...
  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod

    12/11/2014 7:31:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 11, 2014 | David Sims
    Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I've been having on and off for 10 years: "I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device." This used to be a relative cinch: I'd put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and drag the songs over. Now, anytime I dare hook my iPhone up to a computer, there's software that needs updating, apps and photos I need to clear away for extra room, and esoteric rules regarding what is allowed to "sync." After finally getting an album onto my phone, another software update a...
  • Inside Out Trailer 2 UK - Official Disney Pixar | HD .

    12/10/2014 1:22:50 PM PST · by wtd · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Dec 10, 2014 | Disney UK
    Inside Out Trailer 2 UK - Official Disney Pixar | HD From Pixar Animation Studios, “Inside Out” opens in UK cinemas on July 24, 2015. From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new...
  • Bulldog sing-a-long

    12/10/2014 10:19:20 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 15 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | unknown
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7a3_1418050843 Whenever there's a sing-a-long in the car, it's always the one guy who doesn't know the words who insists on singing the loudest. In this group, it's Junior, the French Bulldog. But what he lacks in pitch and timing, he more than makes up for with passion. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7a3_1418050843#ltZm3MqGbJEUwT3B.99
  • VH1 'Hit the Floor' star Stephanie Moseley found dead in apparent murder-suicide

    12/10/2014 5:01:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    zap2it.com ^ | Dec 08th, 2014 | Casey Rackham
    On Monday morning (Dec. 8), Stephanie Moseley, a dancer and actress featured on VH1's "Hit the Floor," was found dead inside a Los Angeles apartment complex in an apparent murder-suicide, reports KTLA
  • Bob Dylan Announces Frank Sinatra Covers Album Shadows in the Night

    12/09/2014 10:09:09 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | December 9, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. EST | Evan Minsker and Jeremy Gordon
    Bob Dylan has announced a new album called Shadows in the Night, which is comprised of covers of songs once sung by Frank Sinatra. It's his first since 2012's Tempest. It's out February 3 via Columbia, and you can check out the full tracklist below. Dylan produced it under his Jack Frost alias. Listen to "Full Moon and Empty Arms" below. In a press release, Dylan said: It was a real privilege to make this album. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a five-piece...
  • Magician gets out of Speeding Ticket

    The Magician told the Police he was coming from a Holiday Party in NYC. The police asked why he had all the cards in his car and he told him that he was a magician. The police then asked him to show them a magic trick.
  • Legendary Actor CHRISTOPHER LEE Releases New Heavy Metal

    12/09/2014 6:14:02 PM PST · by wastedyears · 29 replies
    BlabberMouth.net ^ | 12/9/2014 | BlabberMouth.net
    Sir Christopher Lee, who has starred in almost 300 movies, including "The Lord Of The Rings", "Star Wars", "The Man With The Golden Gun", "Dracula", "The Wicker Man" and most recently "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies", has released a new heavy metal single titled "Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing". Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/legendary-actor-christopher-lee-releases-new-heavy-metal-single-darkest-carols-faithful-sing/#354QOjRIbgiAftdL.99
  • Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor joining Sinn Féin

    12/09/2014 10:03:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2014 10:26 AM EST
    Sinéad O’Connor, long a critic of church and state in Ireland, says she’s joining the Irish nationalist Sinn Féin party—and wants its leaders to step aside for younger voices free of IRA connections. The 48-year-old singer, who recently released her 10th album “I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss,” says Sinn Féin is the only left-wing party able to steer Ireland toward social equality. …
  • Skyplex Orlando ...so you're into coasters

    12/09/2014 7:16:33 AM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    YT ^ | 11/17/14 | Theme Park Review
    Skyscraper World's Tallest Roller Coaster POV - Skyplex Orlando ..OPENING IN 2017..maybe *LOL*..that's before the insurance companies outpace themselves...
  • Former WWE Star Jimmy Del Ray Passes Away (professional wrestler)

    12/08/2014 8:52:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Wrestling Inc ^ | December 7, 2014 | Daniel Pena
    David Ferrier, who is best known for his appearances in the early 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as one-half of the Heavenly Bodies as "Gigolo" Jimmy Del Ray, has passed away. PWInsider.com has confirmed that Ferrier died Saturday night following what is believed to have been a heart attack. He was 52-years-old.
  • Stand Up (comedy) with Hillary

    12/08/2014 3:16:38 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/08/2014 | Nikos1121
    I was watching the Stand Up Video and honestly thought it was satire. It's not. It's got to be one of the worst, out of touch political things I've ever seen...You're uneasy watching it... UNTIL.....UNTIL I SAW THESE.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6h7kZLpWYA#t=88 https://www.youtube.com/embed/knBNX_evIOo (CHECK OUT the dude in the lower left hand corner with the goofy hat.) The Stand Up for Hillary is not going to get away without comments, as you can't leave any on youtube... FIRST OFF THE GUY IS CLEARLY NOT EVEN PLAYING LEGIT CHORDS ON THE GUITAR. HE OBVIOUSLY DOESN'T PLAY. Secondly, look at the eyes on close up....
  • Before 'Spectre,' Revisiting James Bond's Theme Music to Date

    12/07/2014 7:03:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 7, 2014 | Graeme McMillan
    Thursday’s big announcement for the 24th James Bond movie — Spectre, to be directed by Skyfall’s Sam Mendes, and once again featuring Daniel Craig as the British super spy — sadly lacked details of the most important element of any Bond movie. No, not the Bond girl. The Bond theme. From Dr. No on, each Bond movie has had a distinctive theme that attempts to set the stage for what’s to come. At their best, the songs are as dramatic and exciting as the movies themselves, but… well, let’s just say that not every song is at its best and leave...
  • Comedian and disability activist Stella Young dies suddenly aged 32

    12/07/2014 4:49:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mailonline ^ | 7 December 2014 | Sarah Michael and Emily Crane for Daily Mail Australia
    Comedian, journalist and disability advocate Stella Young has died aged 32. Young died on Saturday evening, according to a statement released by her family. 'With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Stella Young, our much loved and irreplaceable daughter and sister. Stella passed away on Saturday evening, unexpectedly, but in no pain,' the statement said. Her family said they will hold a private funeral, followed by a public event in Melbourne. Scroll down for video In a statement ABC managing director Mark Scott said Ms Young was an unforgettable communicator and a passionate advocate. 'Stella helped us understand disability...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "They Were Expendable"(1945)

    12/07/2014 12:12:55 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1945 | John Ford
  • Good Feeling Movie - "High Time" 1960 Bing Crosby [Vanity]

    12/07/2014 6:26:54 AM PST · by SES1066 · 14 replies
    Fox Movie Channel ^ | 12/7/14 | Self
    Against the vehement protests of his adult children, 51-year-old burger baron Harvey Howard registers as a freshman at Pinehurst University and promptly rushes a fraternity. Howard struggles to overcome his age in making friends and immersing himself in college life. But as Howard begins to adjust to the academic environment, he develops a crush on his beautiful French professor Helene Gauthier that results in a serious campus controversy.
  • Oops, no plaintiff! Apple iPod judge asks if lack of plaintiff dooms trial

    12/07/2014 12:35:26 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Dec 5, 2014
    “Apple Inc said it discovered that the lead consumer in a $1 billion group antitrust lawsuit over the iPod didn’t buy a device in the time period covered by the case, which could derail a trial now under way,” Karen Gullo reports for Bloomberg. “Bill Isaacson, Apple’s attorney, told U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers that plaintiff Marianna Rosen’s iPod was purchased in July 2009, three months after a deadline for iPod owners to be included in the case. The case, filed in 2005, is over claims that Apple sought to thwart rival music stores to maintain a monopoly over...
  • Musical Awesomeness

    12/06/2014 7:25:25 PM PST · by virgil283 · 10 replies
    americandigest ^ | November 19, 2014 | Del Shannon
    Bonnie Raitt covering Del Shannon’s “Runaway”. ON VINYL. "I’m a walkin’ in the rain Tears are fallin’ an’ I feel the pain Wishin’ you were here by me To end this misery…....."
  • Holmes Norton to appear in 'The Nutcracker'

    12/05/2014 9:41:41 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Judy Kurtz
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is joining the ballet … at least for one night. The congresswoman is reprising her role as a merry widow in the Washington Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” on Saturday. It’s the third time Norton, 77, has taken to the stage with the ballet company. Other Washington fixtures, including Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and the late former Mayor Marion Barry (D) have appeared in the classic Tchaikovsky ballet.“There is no more delightful fun than seeing or being lucky enough to be asked to perform in ‘The Nutcracker,’ ” Norton said in a statement. “Isn’t this...
  • Recording of Mariah Carey's sour notes at Rockefeller Center tree show is blamed on angry workers

    12/05/2014 6:55:12 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12-05-14 | MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN
    It’s her own fault she can’t carry a tune. But sources close to Mariah Carey’s widely panned NBC tree-lighting performance at 30 Rock believe disgruntled techies are to blame for leaking a vocals-only recording of her woeful Wednesday night appearance. Their motive? Revenge! As Confidenti@l reported Thursday, production workers attached to the NBC broadcast were upset that Carey kept them waiting three hours in the winter cold Tuesday night, and ultimately failing to show for a taping of her Christmas performance. That number was supposed to air on Wednesday’s broadcast. The network and the diva were left with no choice...
  • Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

    12/05/2014 6:45:07 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 12-5-14 | William J. Kole
    Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years so he can be a role model to his children and others. The former rapper known as Marky Mark and a star of movies including "The Departed" and "The Gambler," set to open in theaters Dec. 19, filed a pardon application with state officials Nov. 26. New England Cable News first reported on the application Thursday. In 1988, when Wahlberg was 16, he...
  • Grammy Awards 2015 Nominations [Jimmy Carter, Elizabeth Warren nominated]

    12/05/2014 1:33:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    MJ's Big Blog ^ | 12/05/2014
    Best New ArtistIggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark Haim Sam SmithSong of the YearAll About That Bass – Meghan Trainor (Kevin Kadish, Meghan Trainor) Chandelier – Sia – (Sia Furler, Jesse Shatkin) Shake it Off – Taylor Swift – (Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift) Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – (James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith) Take Me to Church – Hozier – (Andrew Hozier-Byrne)Record of the YearFancy – Iggy Azalea – Fancy Chandelier – Sia – Chandelier Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith Shake it Off – Taylor Swift All About That Bass – Meghan TrainorBest Pop Vocal...
  • Lady Gaga talent scout Wendy Starland wins $7.3M suit against music producer

    12/04/2014 7:42:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    northjersey.com/news ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | By jim Norman
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