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  • Hamilton's Thomas Kail to Direct Oliver! Movie Remake Starring Ice Cube

    01/18/2018 4:07:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies ^ | January 18, 2018 | Staff
    It's a fine life, indeed! Hamilton's Tony-winning director Thomas Kail has signed on to direct a new film remake of Oliver! produced by Disney, Deadline reports. Rapper Ice Cube is slated to play the villainous Fagin in the movie musical that will feature a screenplay by Emmy winner Danny Strong (Empire, Game Change). Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and based on Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist, Oliver! follows a young orphan who escapes a workhouse and lands among a group of thieves headed up by Fagin. The show's beloved tunes include "Food, Glorious Food," "You've...
  • Giraffe stream flagged on YouTube for 'nudity & sexual content', park says

    02/23/2017 6:48:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 2-23-2017 | Fox5ny
    <p>Millions of people have been watching and waiting with anticipation to witness the birth of a baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY.</p> <p>The park set up a webcam in order to share the precious and educational moment with the world. Park officials in a little more than 12 hours they've seen between 20-30 million views.</p>
  • Jamie Oliver Asks Trump To Keep Michelle Obama’s Vegetable Garden At The White House

    01/18/2017 6:12:05 PM PST · by drewh · 129 replies
    Entertainment Tonight Canada ^ | 4 hours ago | Cat Williams
    Jamie Oliver is urging U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to take a greater stand for better food. While speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, the 41-year-old celebrity chef expressed his concern for the fate of First Lady Michelle Obama’s beloved White House vegetable garden once Trump takes term on Friday. “There’s a symbolic visual,” Oliver said during the discussion. “If you cut down that garden then you’re cutting down hope. And he ain’t going to do that, whether he believes in it or not.” “I think when you know the basics of growing and cooking, I...
  • MS State Rep to Constituent Opposed to Tax Cuts: Move back to Illinois

    03/21/2016 6:45:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 3-21-2016 | Fuzzy Slippers
    It seems that everyday residents of red states aren’t the only ones fed up with people moving to our states from their failed progressive fantasylands and bringing those failed policies with them.One Mississippi State Representative echoed the sentiments of many of us; while I live in Florida, not Mississippi, Florida is being inundated with blue staters fleeing the results of their policies . . . only to try to force them on us.The Clarion-Ledger reports: When Becky Guidry of Gulfport emailed freshman Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, expressing her concerns about the tax breaks being considered by the Legislature, she was...
  • John Oliver grills Edward Snowden

    04/06/2015 9:12:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/15 | David McCabe
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden got into a heated exchange with comedian and late night host John Oliver over the ramifications of his wide-ranging leaks about U.S. surveillance apparatus during an interview that aired Sunday night. “How many of those documents have you actually read?” Oliver asked Snowden, during an interview on his show, "Last Week Tonight." “I’ve evaluated all of the documents that are in the archive,” Snowden replied. “You’ve read every single one?” Oliver asked. “Well, I do understand what I’ve turned over," Snowden said. "There’s a difference between understanding what’s in the documents and reading...
  • John Oliver Blast NCAA For Not Compensating Athletes

    03/16/2015 4:41:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | March 16, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO, host John Oliver blasted the NCAA for not compensating its student athletes with anything besides food and a free education.
  • Fox' Oliver Opens Up About Demotion, Believes Age Might Have Be [sic] A Factor

    09/07/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Sports Business Daily ^ | September 5, 2014
    Fox' Pam Oliver in the October issue of ESSENCE magazine writes a first-person account of being replaced as the net's top NFL sideline reporter by Erin Andrews and noted she "knew they hadn’t brought [Andrews] on just to be a benchwarmer" when the net hired her two years ago. Oliver: "Without official confirmation about a change in my position, I decided I was going to do my work like I always had. Still, I was humiliated."
  • Media Matters' Oliver Willis Wants Pro-Israel Liberals 'Marginalized'

    04/19/2012 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/12 | Ben Shapiro
    As we revealed yesterday, MJ Rosenberg wasn’t the only anti-Israel extremist working at Media Matters for America: Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert once downplayed genocidal anti-Semitism, routinely suggests that media coverage is too pro-Israel thanks to the intimidation by nefarious forces (hint hint), and defended terrorist professor Sami Al-Arian. Today, we examine Oliver Willis, a research fellow at Media Matters. Just like MJ and Eric, Willis is an anti-Israel extremist with a soft spot for anti-Semitism. Willis once referred to Paul Wolfowitz as “filthy” and Joe Lieberman as “fascistic.” He accused Israel of “Playing Games With American Lives” for building settlements,...
  • McDonald’s is forced to stop using ‘pink slime’ in its burger recipe

    01/26/2012 2:54:10 PM PST · by WXRGina · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2012 | Jill Reilly
    After years of trying to break America, Jamie Oliver has finally made his mark by persuading one of the biggest U.S fast food chains in the world to change their burger recipe. McDonald's have altered the ingredients after the Naked Chef forced them to remove a processed food type that he labelled 'pink slime'. The food activist was shocked when he learned that ammonium hydroxide was being used by McDonald's to convert fatty beef offcuts into a beef filler for its burgers in the USA. The filler product made headlines after he denounced it on his show, Jamie Oliver’s Food...
  • Funeral home mourns therapy dog Oliver

    01/18/2012 10:21:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    JS Online ^ | 1-18-12 | Amy Rabideau Silvers
    Oliver's photo still hangs at the Krause Funeral Homes, but he is no longer available to help grieving families. First a Krause family pet, Oliver ended up working most of his life as a therapy dog. "I remember one little boy, maybe about 8 years old, who wouldn't talk after a sibling died," funeral director Mark Krause said. "But he talked and talked to Oliver. "Oliver worked maybe a thousand funerals in his day, maybe more," he said. "What he did was really magical. People in their suits and dresses would get down on the floor to pet him." Oliver...
  • Member of Original 29 Code Talkers Dies in U.S.

    03/19/2011 5:50:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    Foxnews via AP ^ | 03/19/11 | AP
    CAMP VERDE, Arizona -- Lloyd Oliver wasn't much of a talker, but it was clear that he was proud to have his native language serve as a key weapon during World War II. As part of an elite group of Marines, he helped develop and implement a code based on the Navajo language that helped win the war. Years later, his hearing remained impaired because of gun blasts and other explosives during the war. He rarely brought up his time as a Code Talker, but his eyes gleamed when holding a picture of himself in his uniform. He kept a...
  • Colombia Farc 'drug boss' Oliver Solarte killed

    03/16/2011 4:56:03 PM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 march 2011 | BBC
    Colombia's armed forces say they have killed a Farc rebel leader who acted as the group's main contact with Mexico's drug cartels. The rebel known as Oliver Solarte controlled drugs and weapons smuggling operations in southern Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos said. He died in an attack on rebel positions near the border with Ecuador. It is the latest in a series of blows to the guerrillas, who have lost many of their top leaders in recent years.Farc setbacks President Santos said the death of Oliver Solarte was an "important blow" to the left-wing group. ""I want to tell them...
  • Oliver Stone Reaches a New Low: Anti-Semitism

    07/26/2010 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/26/10 | by Ron Radosh
    Oliver Stone is at it again. I previously wrote about him months ago. Stone, now in London to do publicity for his agitprop film on Hugo Chavez, took the opportunity to do some advance publicity for his forthcoming Showtime TV series, The Secret History of America. In his new gem, he will show us how Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were all unappreciated in their own time, since they were “vilified” and he wants to show — particularly in the case of Stalin — how he “has a complete other story.” Well, if Stone wants to really let us know that...
  • N.C. man got hit by lightning - then mauled by a bear

    06/22/2010 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 2+ views ^ | June 22, 2010 | PAUL A. SPECHT
    Some guys have all the luck. And then there's Rick Oliver, who might be one of the unluckiest men in the state, if not the world. Oliver was mauled by a bear in his otherwise peaceful front yard a few weeks ago. "It was like getting struck by lightning," he said. Turns out, Oliver might be one of the few people in the world capable of accurately making the bear-lightning analogy. And for Oliver, 51, the two incidents seem to go hand in hand. Ever since he was struck by lightning in 2006, Oliver says, he's had trouble sleeping. On...
  • Nearly seven years prison for child abuser guru Oliver Shanti

    12/31/2009 3:11:53 PM PST · by LowOiL · 6 replies · 415+ views
    The Local (English) ^ | 10-5-09 | DDP/The Local (English)
    Nearly seven years prison for child abuser guru Oliver Shanti Published: 5 Dec 09 10:56 CETOnline: Supposed spiritual guru Oliver Shanti was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison on Friday, after a Munich court convicted him of 76 counts of child sexual abuse. Shanti, whose real name is Ulrich Schultz, 61, abused the children of his devotees over a ten-year period, in Munich and then in Portugal, the court found. It handed him a sentence of six years and 10 months. Judge Stephan Kirchinger criticised the relationship between the children’s parents and Shanti, which he said meant the...
  • Navajo Nation mourns Code Talker death

    10/16/2009 6:39:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies · 1,247+ views ^ | 10/15/09 | AP
    <p>PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Willard Varnell Oliver, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language, died Wednesday. He was 88.</p> <p>Lawrence Oliver said his father died at the Northern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System Hospital in Prescott, Ariz. He had been declining health for the past two years.</p>
  • Jamie Oliver reforms see pupils reject school food

    07/09/2009 6:21:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 1,146+ views
    Jamie Oliver reforms see pupils reject school food Nicola Woolcock The number of children having school meals has stalled after the increase in nutritional standards pioneered by Jamie Oliver, official figures show today. Only a third of secondary age pupils eating a cooked lunch on the premises while the overall percentage of pupils eating school meals fell at both primary and secondary level compared with 2008. Participation has decreased ever since the standard of food rose following Oliver’s ’School Dinners’ campaign which resulted in the banning of Turkey Twizzlers and daily helpings of chips. The School Food Trust, a Government...
  • Stone meets Bolivia's Morales for interview, coca

    01/14/2009 5:17:08 AM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 6 replies · 342+ views
    U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone kicked a soccer ball and chewed coca leaves with Bolivia's leftist president Tuesday during an interview for a planned documentary.
  • Arkansas TV anchor dies days after attack (brief role in Oliver Stone's film "W.,")

    10/25/2008 6:40:09 PM PDT · by forYourChildrenVote4Bush · 50 replies · 1,884+ views
    Pressly was found beaten early Monday at her home. CNN affiliate KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas, said Saturday evening that its morning anchorwoman, Anne Pressly, died. She was 26 years old.
  • Bush Announces Film About Oliver Stone

    10/22/2008 5:55:18 PM PDT · by fellowpatriot · 10 replies · 697+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC - In what is perhaps a first glimpse into his post-presidential life, George W. Bush today announced plans to produce a film about Oliver Stone. Sources say the project is merely satire, and only very loosely based on the acclaimed director / producer's life. In it, the filmmaker falls on hard times due to the sluggish economy, and is reduced to making low-budget political hit pieces to pay off gambling debts and support a raging cocaine habit. The film, currently under the working title Oliver Twisted, is a whimsical look at Stone's declining career. "I thought that making...