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  • Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $4.8Mil Friday...

    04/19/2014 10:15:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” bombed last night as expected, taking in just $4.8 million. That means the $150 million movie will likely take in around $12 million for the weekend. This is Depp’s second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic “Lone Ranger.” And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isn’t “Pirates of the Caribbean”? The answer is No. He’s made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.
  • Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt

    04/19/2014 6:03:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    chron.com ^ | 4/19/14 | By Craig Hlavaty
    Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt Posted on April 16, 2014 | By Craig Hlavaty Country legend and Texas icon Willie Nelson could kick your butt in a fight. No, not with his trusty guitar Trigger or throwing stars strategically hidden under his cowboy hat. Nelson is due to receive his fifth degree black belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a modern Korean martial arts system, on April 28 at a martial arts studio in Austin, according to his publicist, Elaine Shock. The following day, the troubadour will turn 81, which should make us...
  • Anyone seen this show "Fargo"?

    04/18/2014 6:48:11 PM PDT · by mylife · 95 replies
    RX ^ | 4/11/14 | Coen Brothers
    The Coens have done it again.
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 103 replies
    CNN Entertainment ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | alan duke
    "Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday." (snip) "Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour in N.C. a week ago. She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she has now suffered an extreme allergic reaction to," the statement said. "This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases."
  • Little Joe Cook, singer of hit song 'Peanuts,' has died

    04/18/2014 10:11:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 18, 2014 | Doug Most
    Little Joe Cook, whose one big hit, "Peanuts," helped make him a local music legend, has died.
  • Glen Campbell Moved Into A Care Facility

    04/17/2014 12:37:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 102 replies
    billboard ^ | 4-17-14 | Lars Brandle
    Glen Campbell has been moved into a care facility three years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, People.com reports. "He was moved to an Alzheimer's facility last week," a family friend told the title. "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week." The singer, whose "Rhinestone Cowboy" topped the charts in 1975, had been suffering from short-term memory loss in recent years. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in early 2011. The 78-year-old Grammy winner and his wife Kim initially shared the news of his illness back in 2011 because he’d hoped...
  • Mind-Reading Mentalist Vinny DePonto's Skills Are Heady Stuff in His Show 'Charlatan'

    04/16/2014 1:17:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | JUSTIN ROCKET SILVERMAN
    It’s both delightful and terrifying to watch Vinny DePonto at work — especially knowing you may be called on to have some embarrassing personal truth revealed to an audience. No matter how hard you may try to hide your secret. “I want you to lie to me,” the master mentalist tells the audience during “Charlatan,” his breathtaking one-man show. “Because sometimes the way that we lie is the most honest thing about us.” So don’t bother lying to DePonto, 27. Not only will he know it’s a lie, he also will know the ugly truth behind the lie. This is...
  • R&B meets grim and grime in Afghan Whigs' [new album] 'Do to the Beast'

    04/15/2014 9:42:26 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/15/14 | Todd Martens
    Rock 'n' roll has a way of romanticizing the tortured and the libertines, especially ones with a little poetry in them. Singer Greg Dulli, whose band Afghan Whigs returns Tuesday with its first new album in 16 years...
  • Former Korn Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson Dies

    04/15/2014 5:58:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Loudwire ^ | April 15, 2014 | Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann
    Sad news to report from the Korn family. Shane Gibson, who performed as a live member for Korn from 2007-2010, has passed away at the age of 35 from complications due to a blood clotting disorder... Gibson went on to play with SchwarZenatoR, stOrk and others ...
  • AC/DC 'to retire following band member's health concerns' (Malcolm Young very ill)

    04/15/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 82 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 4/15/14 | Nathan Klein
    Australia's most successful rock band AC/DC are thought to be retiring. Rumours surfaced on Tuesday morning that the band are set to split due to the ill health of one of their members, although it isn't clear as of yet who that member is or what the illness is. 3AW reporter Peter Ford told 2Day FM breakfast hosts Sophie Monk, Merrick Watts, Jules Lund and Mel B that 'we may never hear them perform or record again'. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2604825/Australia-rock-band-AC-DC-retire-following-band-members-health-concerns.html#ixzz2yybcbXbD Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Is it a phone? The hilarious reactions of baffled children presented with a Sony Walkman..

    04/15/2014 9:47:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 118 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Children's perplexed reactions to a Sony Walkman have been caught on camera, with the majority frustrated at operating clunky buttons over a touch screen. Los Angeles-based filmmakers Benny and Rafi Fine asked volunteers aged six to 13 to guess what the bulky device was, with suggestions including a 'walkie-talkie' or 'boombox'. 'What is this?' one nine-year-old girl quizzed as she investigated the Eighties-era cassette player, while another exclaimed 'I'm not going to give up, I'm a survivor,' as she determinedly tried to figure out how it worked.
  • Two Minutes of Pure Bliss

    04/13/2014 6:56:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 23 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 8/13/14 | zzipper
    A beautiful thing to behold. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ad1_1397411029
  • Cat Puts Kibosh on Guitar Solo

    04/13/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 8, 2014 | Eddie Van Kitteh
    Abyssinian decides it's time for pats, not solos, and then gets kind of snippy about it.
  • The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie (On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music...)

    04/13/2014 5:45:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2014 | JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN
    "On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace" In the world of early-20th-century African-American music and people obsessed by it, who can appear from one angle like a clique of pale and misanthropic scholar-gatherers and from another like a sizable chunk of the human population, there exist no ghosts more vexing than a couple of women identified on three ultrarare records made in 1930 and ’31 as Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley. There are musicians as obscure as Wiley and Thomas, and musicians as great, but in none does the Venn...
  • Augusta National - / /The Masters

    04/13/2014 2:40:06 PM PDT · by OregonRancher · 14 replies
    today | Vanity
    Does anyone know the source of the music played during the Masters in Augusta, Georgia
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bedtime Story"(1964)

    04/13/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Ralph Levy
  • Nirvana Steals the Show at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebration [President Reagan mocked]

    04/13/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Wiederhorn
    The band was introduced by Stipe, who delivered an eloquent speech that addressed the power and historical importance of the band as part of a counterculture that somehow became mainstream. "Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard," he said. "In the '80s and early '90s, the idea of a hopeful, democratic country had practically been dismantled by Iran Contra, by AIDS, by the Reagan, Bush Sr. administrations. With their music and their attitudes, Nirvana blasted through all that with crystalline, nuclear rage and fury. Nirvana were kicking against the system to show a sweet and beautiful,...
  • People Are Obsessed With The Video Game 'Goat Simulator,' Where You Play As A Goat

    04/13/2014 8:43:26 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 10 replies
    On April 1, a new game called Goat Simulator was released, and for obvious reasons, everyone thought it was a joke. But this was no April foolery. Back in February, a YouTube video for the game — initially just a joke prototype — racked up more than 2 million views. As with all amazing things on the Internet, there was so much interest in the video, that developer Coffee Stain Studios released it as an actual, playable game. Gameplay is fairly simple: you run around and get points by head-butting things to destroy them. (excerpt)
  • Disney Is Tolerant of Anything in Its Movies...Except God - 'Frozen' Songwriters Reveal

    04/12/2014 11:22:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2014 | Morgan Lee
    The husband and wife team behind the Oscar-winning Frozen said on Thursday that while Disney is open to bringing songwriters from diverse backgrounds, God is the only thing that they have seen censored since they have worked there. Speaking on NPR's Fresh Air show, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez told host Terry Gross that some of the preconceptions outside of the industry folks might have about Disney may not be exactly true. "Disney is not this sanitized place that you might imagine it to be. I mean, they hired Ashman and Menken after they did "Little Shop of Horrors," which...
  • Atomic Rooster - Black Snake (live, 1972)

    04/11/2014 8:48:53 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Atomic Rooster, live in the studio, performing with their 1972 lineup.
  • Les Paul - Sleepwalk - [3:02 music]

    04/11/2014 7:28:52 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 34 replies
    "Music performed by Les Paul & the Les Paul Trio at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City ...."Sleep Walk" is an instrumental steel guitar-based song written, recorded, and released in 1959 by brothers Santo & Johnny Farina. .......;
  • Anti-Racism Activists on Colbert: We Will Protest This Until It Ends

    04/11/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    http://time.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Suey Park, Eunsong Kim
    The marginalization of other voices is now complete.The cross-promotion of more white male celebrities prove it: The entertainment industry has perfected the development of white, cis, straight, male characters. The marginalization of “other voices” — except when those “others” are brought in only to aid in the cheap punch line of a joke — is complete. This is aggression that we do not have to accept. We will protest this until it ends. Many dismissed the protest we undertook last month with #CancelColbert, a hashtag we set up in response to a blatantly racist Tweet about Asians from the Colbert...
  • ‘The lord of all horses’: Much-loved Lord of the Rings horse Shadowfax dies

    04/11/2014 8:42:40 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    METRO (UK) ^ | April 11, 2014
    Gandalf’s horse Shadowfax from the Lord of the Rings films has died.The famous horse, called Blanco, had been ill for some time and owner Cynthia Royal made the decision to have him put down.In a statement posted to theonering.net, Royal explains that Blanco had suffered from ‘serious issues with his intestinal tract and liver.’She was present when he was euthanized in his stable.‘Although my heart was breaking,’ she explains, ‘as my final gift to him, I stayed strong, balanced and focused, gently repeating “Relax Blanco. Let go. Walk into the light. Relax and let go” as the Blanco I’ve known...
  • 'The Hobbit 3' News: Sauron to Return and Defeat the White Council in 'There and Back Again?

    04/10/2014 3:49:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    enstarz.com/ ^ | By Natasha Taggart, ENSTARS / Apr 10, 2014 11:13 AM EDT
    It is being rumored that the evil Sauron will return and battle the White Council in The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
  • Billy Joel makes surprise visit to school's 'River of Dreams' Billy Joel tribute concert

    04/10/2014 6:39:57 AM PDT · by Borges · 27 replies
    NewsDay ^ | 4/10/2014 | DAVID J. CRIBLEZ
    Billy Joel got to watch a Billy Joel concert Wednesday. The Piano Man himself was a surprise guest in the audience at Glen Cove's Deasy Elementary School spring concert, "The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute." In the show, kindergartners through second-graders performed 15 songs from various phases of Joel's career.
  • The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

    04/09/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    blogs.wsj.com ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jeff Yang or Tao Jones
    At the age of 93, actor Mickey Rooney has passed away. As his many lengthy eulogies have made abundantly clear, his was a life of stratospheric highs and humiliating lows. He was one of the biggest stars in the world as a teen; he fell into bankruptcy and irrelevancy as an adult. He reinvented himself and rebounded. He crashed and burned. Few lives have had as many epic twists and turns, making his obituaries obsessively engrossing reading.
  • Burn - Vintage '60s Girl Group Ellie Goulding Cover with Flame-O-Phone

    04/08/2014 1:57:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8APR2014 | Scott Bradlee
    Here's our '60s girl group / doo wop style remake of Ellie Goulding's "Burn," complete with a saxophone that shoots fire (called the "Flame-O-Phone," played by Stefan Zeniuk). Pay special attention to Adam's visibly uncomfortable reaction to seeing 4 foot flames come from the bell of a saxophone, and watch my security deposit go up in flames (both literally and figuratively). Warning: do not play with fire at home! Stefan is a trained professional.
  • Archie Comics announces beloved redhead to die in July issue

    04/08/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/08/2014
    Archie fans might want to brace themselves: The beloved character will die this July. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the lovable redhead Archie Andrews will bite the proverbial dust, to cap the recent “Life With Archie” series. “We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched ‘Life With Archie’ five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. While details of the character’s impending death are scant, it has been revealed that Archie...
  • Sad news: An English lion has died (bass-baritone opera singer John Shirley-Quirk)

    04/08/2014 9:14:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    ArtsJournal – Slipped Disc ^ | April 8, 2014 | Norman Lebrecht
    We have been notified of the death last night, in Bath, of the glorious bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk. John was 83 and still teaching at Peabody in Baltimore and at Bath Spa University in England. A colleague there writes: 'He was very generous to students and they appreciated his wry sense of humour, to say nothing of his vast and remarkable performing experience.' ... English baritone John Shirley-Quirk enjoyed singing and playing the violin as a child, but his true vocal talent did not become apparent until he was already studying chemistry and physics at the University of Liverpool. After several...
  • The Savage Nation Weekly Thread - April 7-11, 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    04/07/2014 11:00:39 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    Join The Savage Nation Call Michael at 855 400 SAVAGE 855 400 7282 3 to 6pm ET
  • Model and socialite Peaches Geldof is found dead at her home aged 25

    04/07/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2014 | Mia De Graff
    Peaches Geldof has died today at the age of 25. The mother-of-two, daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, was found by police at her house in Wrotham, Kent, at 1.35pm. Kent Police said the death was 'sudden' and 'unexplained'. In a heartbreaking statement her father Bob said: 'Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. 'Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? 'We loved her and will cherish...
  • B.B. King, 88, is heckled at an awkward St. Louis performance

    04/07/2014 8:35:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 114 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 4/7/14 | Daniel Durcholz
    B.B. King has spent decades singing “The Thrill Is Gone.” Perhaps at long last it actually is. Make no mistake: King is a living legend, a national treasure, and the sobriquet “king of the blues” is not mere wordplay, but a title earned. To be in the same room as him and breathe the same air is an honor and a privilege. But for the majority of King’s concert at the Peabody Opera House on Friday night, the sizeable crowd could have been excused for thinking that’s all they were going to get. King’s shows in recent years have featured...
  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV (RIP, age 93)

    04/07/2014 7:37:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/07/2014 | By Susan King
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series of successful shorts that began in 1927 with "Mickey's Circus" and ended with "Mickey's Derby Day" in 1936. But it was at MGM in the 1930s that the diminutive dynamo hit real fame, particularly with the "Andy Hardy" movie series that launched in 1937. While at MGM he earned Oscar nominations for...
  • Jay-Z’s Bling From ‘wWites Are Devils’ Group

    04/07/2014 1:30:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | Aprril 6, 2014 | Gary Buiso
    Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world. These are just some of the ­beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation ­medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.
  • The Pornification of Pop

    04/06/2014 4:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Yahoo via the Daily Beast ^ | 04/06/2014 | By Lizzie Crocker
    Rashida Jones bristles at the suggestion that she’s a prude. “I love sex,” the 37-year-old actress and writer declared recently in Glamour magazine. “Hell, I’ve even posed in my underwear.” But Jones also bristles at an instinct so common among young female pop stars to showcase their private parts, ŕ la Miley Cyrus gyrating on stage in latex scanties. Last October, Jones created a mini-furor when she tweeted, “This week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular #stopactinglikewhores.” That seemingly innocuous dig at Cyrus, Rihanna, and other hypersexualized stars...
  • Hating Whitey - Jay-Z Dons Gaudy 5 Percent Nation Medallion; Sect Says Whites Are 'Wicked and Weak'

    04/06/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 6 April 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jay-Z causes controversy by wearing gaudy medallion of 'Five Percent Nation' group who believe whites are 'wicked and weak' • The Brooklyn-born rapper wore a medallion representing the Five Percent Nation at a Nets game last week • One of the main tenets of the Nation of Islam offshoot is that white people are 'weak and wicked' and that black men hold the power of God • When asked if the medallion holds any importance to him, Jay-Z said: 'A little bit' • Jay-Z was spotted wearing the nation's symbol last year while giving radio interviews for his new album,...
  • Have A Blessed Easter Season, Everyone!

    04/06/2014 1:55:19 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/6/2014 | me
    I want to with all FReepers are very blessed upcoming Easter Season. Thought I would share this video to get ya' in the mood. I LOVE this beautiful arrangement and will be doing the flute solo with ensemble on Palm Sunday (pray that I'm not a bundle of nerves ;-) ). Enjoy! He is risen!!!! RIMTB If anyone is interested...The piece is called "Old Rugged Cross" and the arrangement is done by Marty Hamby for ensemble.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Two Rode Together"(1961)

    04/06/2014 11:36:37 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | John Ford
  • Abba's Eurovision win in Brighton remembered 40 years on

    04/06/2014 1:46:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    bbc ^ | 5 April 2014 | Libby Sutcliffe
    It is 40 years since Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton - a victory that started their meteoric rise to super group status with millions of fans around the globe. When the four-piece stepped on to the stage accompanied by a man dressed as Napoleon to deliver their country's entry for the competition, they were virtually unknown. The audience at the 1,700-seat Brighton Dome on 6 April, 1974, had no idea how huge the Swedish group, which performed Waterloo, would become. Most of them were concentrating on the UK entry - Olivia Newton John with her song Long...
  • Copa Girls Kick Off four-Part Sands Salute

    04/06/2014 12:08:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Las Vegas Review-Journal | April 5, 2014 | Carol Cling
    Copa Girls Kick Off four-Part Sands Salute
  • Uriah Heep 1970 - Album [50:52 music]

    04/05/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 30 replies
    "Uriah Heep's origin goes back to 1967 when guitarist Mick Box formed a Brentwood band called The Stalkers, which began playing in local clubs and pubs...the name was changed to that of the well-known character from David Copperfield, Uriah Heep. They decided to widen the sound. "We'd actually recorded half the first album when we decided that keyboards would be good for our sound. I was a big Vanilla Fudge fan, with their Hammond organ and searing guitar on top, and we had David's high vibrato vocals anyway so that's how we decided to shape it,...." .....; Very 'Eavy ...Very...
  • Charlotte’s Arthur Smith, who wrote ‘Dueling Banjos,’ died Thursday at 93

    04/04/2014 7:46:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | April 3, 2014 | Joe DePriest
    The kid from Kershaw, S.C., picked a guitar like his fingers were on fire. Hot licks flew from the instrument when Arthur Smith played – a wizard coaxing magic out of the strings. In 1945, he wrote and recorded a sizzling instrumental that eventually hit the charts worldwide. “Guitar Boogie” would go on to influence generations of musicians, including Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Glen Campbell, Roy Clark. A young Paul McCartney played the Kershaw kid’s boogie in a tryout for a Liverpool band that became the Beatles. Smith, who died Thursday at home at age 93, was a Charlotte-based entertainer...
  • Hold an AK

    04/04/2014 5:24:52 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/4/2014 | Dugan Ashley
    A video for the AK fans.
  • Who Are the REAL Kings (and Queens) of Cool? Exhibition of 100 Coolest Americans

    04/04/2014 4:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 March 2014 | Jill Reilly
    Who are the REAL kings (and queens) of cool? National Portrait Gallery runs exhibition of the 100 coolest Americans, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Debbie HarryYears after they first made their mark Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra, Madonna and Blondie are all still hip enough to have earned a place in the top 100 coolest Americans. The 'American Cool' exhibit is currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C. America, until 7 September. Included in the exhibit are the likes of jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and Billie Holiday, actors such as Johnny Depp, and singers such as...
  • Buh-bye, David Letterman: Nasty, bitter, left wing television host announces his retirement

    04/04/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Late night television talk shows have become an important part of the national political conversation, a forum for digesting news and personalities of the day. Although their individual audiences number in the single digit millions, the political quips of the hosts are recycled the following day on morning TV, radio talks shows, and the internet. The crucial low information voting bloc, in whose hands the destiny of the Republic now perilously rests, tends to favor late night shows over hard news sources. So even though it is trivial, the retirement of David Letterman, announced last night on his television show...
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review: Pro Edward Snowden, Pro Freedom

    04/04/2014 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is first and foremost a rousing sequel, the kind that makes you giddy that the Marvel movie pipeline is working at full capacity. It's also a film we're unlikely to see screened at the Obama White House thanks to its anti-NSA message. The new film offers some political undercurrents not seen in most superhero epics, from fears of government spying to the need for unvarnished transparency. It's all fused to a Marvel-approved template starring actors who know precisely how to bring two-dimensional characters to the big screen.
  • Doris Day on Turning 90: 'I've Had an Amazing Life!'

    04/03/2014 10:47:36 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | April 3, 2014 | LESLEY MESSER
    Believe it or not, Doris Day is now 90 years old. Looking back on nine decades, all she can do is appreciate all she has. "All I ever wanted in my life was to get married, have kids, keep house and cook, and even though I did all these things, I still ended up in Hollywood," she told Closer magazine. "It was a great trip. I've had an amazing life and wonderful times. And I'm happy!" Day, who lives a quiet life in California, told the magazine that aside from "little aches and pains," she has been "blessed with good...
  • Video: Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Obama with … Sarah Palin?

    04/03/2014 8:35:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe Jimmy Fallon really does want to follow Jay Leno’s tradition of full-political-spectrum comedy. Earlier this week, Fallon ripped Barack Obama for his victory lap on ObamaCare, and last night he invited Sarah Palin to join him in this four-minute mockfest of Obama’s foreign-policy acumen. Palin is a good sport here, joking about the unusual names of her children at one point, but the subtext throughout this is that Palin was smart enough to see through Vladimir Putin — and Obama wasn’t. Watch for a cameo from “Obama” near the end (via Katie Pavlich): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE...
  • Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

    04/02/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | n/a | n/a
    Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides. The people posing in these photos represent bands with names that are anything but cuddly – Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Skeletonwitch and Lightning Swords Of Death. But despite these fearsome band names and their black leather, spikes, tattoos and muscles, it’s clear...
  • 'The Hobbit' Part 3..Richard Armitage Teases Ending of Film Being Different from Tolkien's Version?

    04/01/2014 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    ENSTARS ^ | By Natasha Taggart, ENSTARS / Mar 31, 2014 01:49 PM EDT
    In a recent interview, Richard Armitage revealed that he was quite emotional about the completion of the trilogy. The 42-year-old actor spoke with BANG Showbiz about finally wrapping the trilogy and how now that the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy was completed, he was very moved. "It will be 15 years of Peter Jackson's work, there'll be six movies to watch, but it could be the final time. There's something moving about that," he said.