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  • Needed: A web site where I can look up a movie with just a vague description of its plot

    04/02/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT · by Sarah · 47 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/02/2012 | Vanity
    I have been looking for ages for the titles for two movies, and I only have a vague memory of the basic premise or plot: One: a small town, where the sheriff (or mayor) and the whole town are so crooked that they bet on anything, and they end up betting the who treasury on the results of a fight that they go to more and more ridiculous ends to cheat and win. (the word 'dog' in the title?) Two: An old B/W movie where a man and his lover scheme to drive his wife crazy, setting up horrible scenes...
  • Will Adele sing the next James Bond theme?

    04/02/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Rumors have been floating for quite some time that Adele will record the theme song for the next James Bond movie, "Skyfall" (out in theaters Nov. 9). Now the Grammy-winning singer has all but confirmed this, as she recently revealed in an interview that she'll have a new single out by year's end — but we'll have to wait awhile longer for a full album.
  • Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Begins Principal Photography

    04/02/2012 8:32:03 AM PDT · by Carlucci · 35 replies
    Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Blog ^ | April 2, 2012 | Scott DeSapio
    Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Fully Cast with Shooting to Begin Today (Beverly Hills, CA) - April 2nd, 2012 - Either-Or Productions announced today that the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, “Either Or” has been fully cast and principal photography has begun. Based on Ayn Rand’s (Feb. 2 1905 - Mar. 6 1982) 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II: EITHER OR is set in a near future dystopian United States with a global economy on the brink of collapse and brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, mysteriously disappearing at the hands of the unknown. Starring in the...
  • Marty Allen Interview: ‘Hello Dere’ Comic Is 90 and Still Getting Laughs

    04/01/2012 4:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Smashing Interviews Magazine ^ | MARCH 23, 2012 | Melissa Parker
    Legendary comedian Marty Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, found that he enjoyed making people laugh and dreamed about a career in show business. That career has now lasted for over six decades. Allen, known for his signature wild hair and making “Hello dere” household words, volunteered for service in the Air Corps during World War II and received a Soldier’s Medal for his bravery. During the 1950s, he worked as an opening act for stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme and Nat King Cole. “I’ve worked with almost everybody. I worked with Sinatra, Lena Hornc, Sarah Vaughan, Nat...
  • Make Peace With God

    04/01/2012 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 4-1-2012 | Revski
    This is a classic o7jimmy video with scenic views children singing and background sounds of a childhood river (Chepachet River) in Chepachet R.I.!
  • DIRECTV Forced to Remove 24 Tribune Stations

    04/01/2012 5:06:33 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies
    tvpredictions.com ^ | April 1, 2012 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2012) -- DIRECTV this morning was forced to remove 23 Tribune-owned local stations and WGN America after the two companies could not reach a new programming agreement. Tribune issued a statement late Saturday night saying the stations would no longer be available after midnight and early this morning the stations had been pulled. (DIRECTV posted an on-screen message on the Tribune-owned CW affiliate in the Washington, D.C. area that said the blackout would be "temporary" and that stations are sometimes pulled for a short time in programming disputes.) “This situation is extremely unfortunate,” Nils Larsen, Tribune...
  • This Week's Movie Selection...Mamma Mia! 2008 (Musical)

    03/31/2012 11:28:26 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 20 replies
    Wiki ^ | 3.31.2012 | Self
    The casting of actors not noted for their singing abilities led to some mixed reviews. Variety stated that "some stars, especially the bouncy and rejuvenated Streep, seem better suited for musical comedy than others, including Brosnan and Skarsgĺrd."[21] Brosnan, especially, was savaged by many critics: his singing was compared to "a water buffalo" (New York Magazine),[22] "a donkey braying" (The Philadelphia Inquirer)[23] and "a wounded raccoon" (The Miami Herald),[24] and Matt Brunson of Creative Loafing Charlotte said he "looks physically pained choking out the lyrics, as if he's being subjected to a prostate exam just outside of the camera's eye."[25]
  • Saw Three Dog Night tonight.

    03/31/2012 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 113 replies
    03-31-12 | Self
    I saw Three Dog Night tonight and they were AWESOME. Those old timers can still rock. I just wish they did Eli. They did not.
  • Britain's Got Talent - Charlotte and Jonathan

    03/31/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT · by WayneM · 15 replies
    Looks like we may have a winner! Pretty surprising.
  • Rolling Stones vs. Dean Martin: 1964

    03/30/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 95 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | FRIDAY, 16 MARCH 2012 | RICH KIENZLE
    Today the Rolling Stones are still Rock and Roll and pop culture icons, even as they battle over when (if ever) to do a 50th Anniversary Tour, a situation that may be easing now that Keith Richards apologized to Mick Jagger over remarks Richard made about his bandmate and collaborated in his best-selling 2010 autobiography. Scott Mervis posted a very astute Pop Noise blog entry regarding Bruce Springsteen's recollections of the legendary TAMI Show movie, James Brown's explosive appearance in that film and the Rolling Stones' unenviable task of following the Godfather of Soul. It's also worth noting that nearly...
  • It’s Vogue for the veiled! Turkish fashion magazine created for women who wear headscarves

    03/30/2012 5:25:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/29/12 | Katie Silver
    It’s Vogue for the veiled! Turkish fashion magazine created for women who wear headscarves By Katie Silver UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 29 January 2012 A magazine for the modern, fashion-conscious Muslim woman is proving that when it comes to Turkey, you don't need bikinis, breasts and legs to sell issues. Outraged when he saw photos of transsexuals in a magazine, devout Muslim Ibrahim Burak Birer, 31 decided to create a magazine in Istanbul that would contest the ‘diktat of nudity’. With his friend Mehmet Volkan Atay, 32, he created Alâ, a magazine described as the avant-garde of ‘veiled’ fashion. Alâ, which...
  • Jerry Lewis: "Dean Martin Was the Least Appreciated Performer in Show Business"

    03/30/2012 4:42:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/17/2012 | Roger Friedman
    Jerry Lewis turned 86 yesterday and got quite a nice birthday party from the Friars Club. Richard Belzer interviewed him last night at the 92nd St. Y, Lewis did a lengthy and hilarious Q&A with the audience, and then Paul Shaffer played “Happy Birthday” to him on the piano with an audience singalong. Veteran comic and actor Jerry Stiller came and sat third row center and even asked a question: “Did you and Dean rehearse your act?”– and he seriously wanted an answer. Jerry joked a lot of his answers, and got lots of applause from an audience that included...
  • The Unseen Message of The Hunger Games

    03/30/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2012 | William Ward
    Though the liberal media and leftist Hollywood are wrapping themselves in The Hunger Games, the book series' pro-individualism, anti-socialist/communist/totalitarianism message has thus far eluded them -- but the legions of children reading the books are getting the message. When I learned that my teenage sons -- macho young lads, to be sure -- were suddenly captivated by a book series featuring a 16-year-old female protagonist, I was intrigued, to say the least -- intrigued enough to read the books myself. As I progressed through the story, I found myself checking and re-checking the cover several times to make sure the...
  • Man sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in police car after being arrested for public intoxication

    03/30/2012 4:23:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 54 replies
    In this hilarious video, a Canadian man arrested for being drunk in public is seen arguing (gently) in front of a squad car police camera. At first, the man denies "having been sort of intoxicated, as you proclaim." After stumbling over his words, he segues into a rendition of Queen's 1975 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody." As in singing the entire song. (He does get a few of the lyrics wrong.) He even attempts an a capella rendition of the song's musical breakdown
  • Writer Naomi Wolf Urges Boycott of Katy Perry Video, Calls it Military Propaganda

    03/29/2012 10:36:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2012 | Hollie McKay
    Katy Perry transforms herself into a U.S. Marine in her latest power-pop single, "Part of Me," which addresses female empowerment and pays particular tribute to service women. However, at least one media type doesn't support Perry's Marines shout-out. Prominent feminist Naomi Wolf, author of "The Beauty Myth" and one of many who were arrested amid the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, is urging Americans to boycott the singer, labeling her video "a total piece of propaganda for the Marines." "I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it," Wolf wrote on her Facebook...
  • Lady Gaga Impersonator Wrapped in Caution Tape Gets DUI

    03/29/2012 1:42:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 28, 2012 | Gary Taylor
    A self-described Lady Gaga impersonator wore a crime-scene inspired outfit last weekend – even before police accused her of drunk driving. Brittney Kay Harland's attire for the night included yellow-caution tape that was wrapped around her neck, inner thighs and buttocks and glued to her skin. Harland, 27, faces a charge of DUI involving property damage after she was involved in a two-car crash on the Orange Blossom Trail at Long Street in Orlando about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Harland told officers the other car ran a red light, but a witness said it was Harland who ran the light, according...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, 76, marries for the seventh time wedding his cousin's ex-wife (trunc)

    03/29/2012 12:50:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    He has been married six times before but it seems that Jerry Lee Lewis hasn’t given up on love. The 76-year-old singer-songwriter married his seventh wife Judith Brown earlier this month. The Great Balls of Fire singer said I do with his caregiver in Mississippi on March 9.
  • Alicia Silverstone Pre-Chews Food for Son Bear, 10 Months (video)

    03/29/2012 4:24:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 3/28/2012 | Justin Ravitz
    Alicia Silverstone's baby food tips are for the birds! In a video posted to her website, the 35-year-old actress and vegan demonstrates that her son Bear Blu, 10 months, eats food that she's "pre-chewed" and spits into his mouth. "I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum!" she wrote on her website The Kind Life. Explains the Clueless star: "I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup ... from my mouth to...
  • 'Game Of Thrones' Season 2 Trailer: What's Your House Allegiance? [VIDEO]

    03/27/2012 7:00:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    With less than a week to go before the two-hour premiere of Season Two of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday, HBO is taking a leaf out of Harry Potter's book and asking fans to "pledge their allegiance" to one of five choices in the battles ahead. Are you a Greyjoy, a Stark, a Lannister, a Baratheon or a Targaryen? With only five days to go before the Season Two premiere of political fantasy epic "Game of Thrones," HBO has aired five new TV spots asking viewers to "pledge their allegiance" to one of the five houses. Watch them all here,...
  • Good news: Nancy Reagan character in new movie to be played by … Jane Fonda

    03/26/2012 8:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 58+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via JWF, a late-evening palate cleanser from your resident eeyoreblogger to send you to bed in a bad mood. I was searching for a joke here but couldn’t think of a precise analog for Hanoi Jane. “Co-starring Rosie O’Donnell as Mamie Eisenhower”? That doesn’t work; hate Rosie all you want, but she never posed for pics sitting on enemy guns. “Co-starring Bill Ayers as the Gipper”? Nah, that’s actually not fair to Fonda. She may have posed for the pics but she never tried to blow anyone up. Ah well. This ingenious bit of stuntcasting makes me as excited to...