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  • Chris Rock’s Oscar Monologue Review: Scathing and (Mostly) Effective (Barf Alert!)

    02/29/2016 3:48:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    Jamestown Sun ^ | 2/29/2016 | Maureen Ryan
    LOS ANGELES - Despite repeated protests about its lack of diversity over the years, Hollywood does a fine job of engaging in repetitive amnesia about its pervasive and longstanding biases. Chris Rock, in other words, was in a target-rich environment on Sunday, and he didn't waste the opportunity. Rock's scathing and generally well-crafted monologue at Sunday's Academy Awards recalled the episode of "Black-ish" that aired on the same network just a few days ago. Rock's opening minutes were entertaining, but they made an array of serious points. "Is Hollywood racist?" he asked at the mid-point of his withering monologue,...
  • Chris Rock’s schizophrenic Oscar monologue: Slaps Jada Smith, calls Hollywood racist, bashes cops

    02/29/2016 6:36:38 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/29/2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Comedian Chris Rock gave what has to be both the most monotonous and racially-charged Academy Award monologue in its entire history — it was 10 minutes of nothing but one #OscarsSoWhite joke after another. Then for the cherry on top, he shouted out “Black lives matter!” at the end. Rock hit the audience right out of the starting gate. “Man, I counted at least 15 black people on that montage,” he said. “Hey, well, I’m here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the white People’s Choice Awards. You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job....
  • Oscars Ratings: Return Of Chris Rock Sees Show Hit 8-Year Low

    02/29/2016 6:27:30 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 61 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 2/29/16 | Dominic Patten
    Chris Rock came out swinging in one of the best opening monologues in years and took on the diversity controversy from the get-go at the 88th Academy Awards. Last night also saw Brie Lawson win Best Actress, Leonardo DiCaprio snag Best Actor in his fifth nomination, Alejandro G. Ińárritu was named Best Director and Spotlight won Best Picture. With all that, the Oscars themselves had a not such a great night with a 23.1/37 in metered market results. That’s down 6% from the 24.6/39 that the ceremony got last year in early results from the 56 markets across the country....
  • Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Hamill, Neil Patrick Harris join up with 'Mystery Science Theater 3000'

    12/12/2015 7:20:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    .cnet.com/ ^ | December 11, 2015 | Bonnie Burton
    Bad movies only get better with expert heckling. "Mystery Science Theater 3000," aka MST3K, riffs on truly horrible films with the help of a human and his robot buddies. So it only makes sense that its fans have put their money where their laughs are and helped raise millions of dollars for a new season. With this successful Kickstarter campaign almost completed, fans of the original MST3K will have a chance to watch new episodes with a new cast, new cameos and a new writing staff. Since this is a continuation of the series and not a reboot, they also...
  • Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

    10/15/2014 3:33:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/15/2014
    Award-winning US stage and screen actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the next Oscars show, organizers announced Wednesday. The star, who has hosted both Broadway's Tony and TV's Emmy awards shows in the past, will front the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The high-profile hosting job is a prime gig in Hollywood, at the climax of its annual awards season. Harris will follow Ellen DeGeneres last year and a who's who of showbiz over the decades. "It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this...
  • Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka welcome fraternal twins

    10/16/2010 5:32:13 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 74 replies · 9+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/16/2010
    Neil Patrick Harris, star of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Doogie, Howser, M.D." has become the proud father of twins with his partner David Burtka. Harris welcomed a baby boy and a baby girl on October 12, 2010. Neil Patrick Harris used Twitter to send a message to his followers about how babies Gideon Scott and Harper Grace are doing at home. The message Harris sent on Friday, October 15, 2010: "All of us are happy, healthy tired, and a little pukey." No stranger to Twitter, a previous post from the star of television and Broadway sent a Tweet...
  • Jack Black, Jesus, and Prop 8

    12/05/2008 7:33:52 AM PST · by dbz77 · 21 replies · 1,264+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 4, 2008 | Frank Pastore
    This week, the creative minds behind “Hairspray,” composer Marc Shaiman and director Adam Shankman, opened their “Prop 8: The Musical” with an all-star studded cast that includes Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris and John C. Reilly at Sacramento Community College. You can watch it here. The point of the production is to shame the voting public for passing Proposition 8 a month ago, which simply defined marriage in California as between a man and a woman. The musical is clearly intended to spark more “public outrage.” No doubt, more protests, more storming of Mormon temples and Catholic churches and more...
  • Jack Black and Hollywood Stars Defame Christ and the Bible; Apology Demanded

    12/04/2008 10:49:30 AM PST · by Sopater · 56 replies · 1,893+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | December 4, 2008
    In a short video posted on FunnyorDie.com entitled, "Prop 8 The Musical," an all star cast of Hollywood celebrities perform a low budget musical farce that defames Christ, mocks Christians and distorts the teaching of the Bible. "Jack Black should remember from his days at Hebrew School that homosexual acts aren't funny and are roundly condemned in the Bible," said Dr. Gary Cass, of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Appearing as a sarcastic, rotund Christ, Black distorts the Bible and condones shameful, homosexual acts. Associating Christ with perverse activity is an affront to all people of faith, especially Christians. Apparently Black...
  • Big stars change gears on ‘don’t vote’ concept (still telling lies about the 2000 election)

    10/31/2008 10:28:52 AM PDT · by weegee · 8 replies · 550+ views
    AP via MSNBC (aka the Obama Network) ^ | updated 11:35 a.m. CT, Wed., Oct. 29, 2008 | no byline
    NEW YORK - Leonardo DiCaprio is bringing out the big guns to get out the vote. Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg and Justin Timberlake are among the celebrities starring in a new public service announcement produced by the actor, who also appears in the spot. The video shows the stars struggling to grasp the concept of using reverse psychology to get young people into voting booths... Finally, Ford says, “You know what? I can’t do it. It’s not true, I don’t believe it — 537 people decided the 2000 election, and you want me to...
  • Planned Parenthood Heroes [LA Mayor honored by PP]

    04/03/2007 7:54:01 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 24 replies · 787+ views
    Planned Parenthood Heroes LA mayor honored by local and national Planned Parenthood groups for helping defeat parental notification initiative; UFW’s Dolores Huerta also given award Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who describes himself as a “Catholic,” was given Planned Parenthood’s “Hero Award” on Friday, March 30, for his role in the defeat of Proposition 85, the Parents’ Right to Know and Child Protection Initiative. “The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, mayor of the City of Los Angeles, was honored with the Planned Parenthood Hero Award for his support of Planned Parenthood’s mission and contribution to the defeat in November of Prop....
  • Neil Patrick Harris says he is gay (Doogie Howser)

    11/03/2006 6:17:48 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 72 replies · 2,606+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 3, 2006
    LOS ANGELES - Neil Patrick Harris is gay and wants to quell any rumors to the contrary. "(I) am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest," Harris tells People magazine's Web site. The 33-year-old actor said he was motivated to disclose his sexuality because of recent "speculation and interest in my private life and relationships." Harris stars on the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother." He started on TV as a teen, playing the namesake doctor on the series "Doogie Howser, M.D."
  • Neil Patrick Harris says he is gay

    11/03/2006 6:37:39 PM PST · by King of Florida · 42 replies · 1,980+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | November 3, 2006
    LOS ANGELES - Neil Patrick Harris is gay and wants to quell any rumors to the contrary. "(I) am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest," Harris tells People magazine's Web site. The 33-year-old actor said he was motivated to disclose his sexuality because of recent "speculation and interest in my private life and relationships." Harris stars on the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother." He started on TV as a teen, playing the namesake doctor on the series "Doogie Howser, M.D." ___