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  • Ivanka's lawyer, a Democrat, defends herself[Jamie Gorelick]

    03/27/2017 1:59:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 March 2017 | Annie Karni
    Jamie Gorelick, a veteran of President Bill Clinton's Justice Department and a Hillary Clinton supporter, explains why she's working for Trump's daughter now. Attorney Jamie Gorelick had just finished vetting potential Cabinet secretaries for Hillary Clinton — and raising money for the failed 2016 Democratic nominee — when Jared Kushner called her last year, seeking legal counsel. Gorelick, who served as deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton and a former member of the 9/11 Commission, was recommended to Kushner by former News Corp. executive Joel Klein, who now serves as chief strategy officer at Oscar, the health insurance company...
  • Was That the Hand of God Showing Displeasure at End of Oscars?

    02/27/2017 5:11:28 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 57 replies
    self | February 27, 2017 | beebuster2000
    Just thinking. After all the bashing and snarking and hysteria, did God show his hand? I mean LaLa Land is slang for Hollywood. Did God just show "Enough" and trash Hollywood? Think about it.
  • Oscar Awards Live Thread

    02/26/2017 6:38:57 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 392 replies
    2/26/17 | Self
    A member of my family has Oscars on... That's why I am watching some parts of the show...If I had my way, I would watch something else... Mel Gibson's film won sounds effects award...
  • As Oscar Cameo Reaction Proves, Unrepentant Stacey Dash Is Worth Every Penny Fox News Pays Her

    02/29/2016 1:30:41 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 12:15 pm, February 29th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    If you cover media and particularly cable news long enough, you realize certain on-air folks check off certain boxes. Example: CNN’s Jake Tapper is one of the few hosts out there who checks off the objectivity box. Myopic liberals accuse him of being a secret conservative, myopic conservatives accuse him of cow-towing to liberals. Those with some level of lucidity see Tapper as simply a curious journalist who asks probing questions regardless of political party/alliance of the interviewee. Others who check off this box are Fox’s Chris Wallace and NBC’s Lester Holt. Another box in the broadcast news business is...
  • As protests swirl, Oscars have feel of high-stakes showdown

    02/28/2016 3:47:50 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 57 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/28/16 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Hollywood is bracing for an Academy Awards that more than any in recent memory, has the feel of a high-stakes showdown. ADVERTISEMENT After a second straight year of all-white acting nominees prompted industry-wide scrutiny, viewers and stars alike are hanging on the opening words of host Chris Rock. The Dolby Theatre ceremony, heavily guarded by security, stands at the center of a swirling storm over diversity in the movies and at the Oscars, with protests planned near the red carpet and some viewers organizing a boycott of the broadcast. The Academy Awards, normally decorous and predictable, are...
  • "We"-sel Words: Libs exempt selves from collective guilt

    01/31/2016 5:27:02 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 31, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    "We"-sel Words: Libs exempt selves from collective guilt by Daniel Clark One of liberals' many assaults on the English language is in their tendency to use the first-person plural when referring to groups of people that do not include themselves. Take, for example, embittered former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who once said about her husband's successor, Ronald Reagan, "I think this president makes us comfortable with our prejudices." By saying this, Mrs. Carter was not confessing to harboring prejudices of her own. Rather, the "us" of whom she spoke was the electorate, who presumably were not motivated by prejudice when...
  • Obama addresses Oscar controversy

    01/27/2016 5:57:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/16 | Harper Neidig
    President Obama on Wednesday said movies will be better if they represent everyone's stories, for the first time weighing in on the lack of black nominees at the Oscars. "I think that California is an example of the incredible diversity of this country," Obama said during a series of interviews with local news stations. "That's a strength. I think that when everyone's story is told then that makes for better art." "It makes for better entertainment it makes everybody feel part of one American family, so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should...
  • Oscar Voter: Diversity Push Is Ageist and 'Insulting to Black People'

    01/25/2016 12:16:54 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Milton Justice
    Having won an Oscar, I'm safe. Otherwise, I suppose I would have had to get my agent at CAA to write a letter assuring the Academy that even though I haven't produced a film in the past 10 years, there are three scripts on his desk he has not yet been able to set up, thus indicating activity in the past 10 years. That is, unless you can count the short film I directed, which made it into several festivals, or the web series I directed, which was nominated for a Producers Guild Award. Or do the 15 years I've...
  • Donald Trump Says All-White Oscars Doesn't Matter - Black People have BET Awards

    01/20/2016 3:49:14 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Harriet Alexander
    But Mr Trump said he had been impressed by an earlier interview on Fox News in which someone said, “What do we do with BET, Black Entertainment? Right? So, there the whites don’t get any nominations.” Donald Trump has criticised the growing campaign to boycott this year's Oscars over the Academy's failure to nominate black actors, saying that African Americans have been nominated previously – and noting that they have their own awards.
  • One Last Word On The Oscars

    01/20/2016 12:41:17 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 46 replies
    My Research | 1/20/2016 | Me
    One last word on the Oscers. So black actors now expect a quota system to be implemented in the Academy Awards just like in the Police force, Fire department, colleges, federal hiring, and civil industry. That resulted in many cases of promotion and award based on color not performance. Standards had to be lowered to "level the playing field". Now and forever when the Academy Award is given we will all wonder if it was for the best in the industry or for meeting some implied quota. I think the Oscars are a casualty of political correctness and will never...
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee Boycotting Oscars Over Lack of Diversity in Nominations

    01/18/2016 3:30:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 01/18/2016 | By Stephanie Webber
    There will be two empty seats during the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that they will not be attending the 2016 Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. As previously reported, Pinkett Smith, 44, initially posted a series of tweets on Saturday to air her grievances. On Monday, she shared a Facebook video and confirmed that she will not be attending or watching the live show. (Last year, only white actors received nominations too.) "I can't help but ask the question: Is it time that...
  • Oscar-Winning "Revenant" Director "Pities" Donald Trump: "So Rich,So Bitter"

    01/15/2016 2:23:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu says he feels sorry for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump—because Trump’s strong stance on illegal immigration stems “from ignorance.”
  • The FRiday Night Movie (double feature) - Session Man (1991)

    06/26/2015 8:17:13 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A double feature tonight. McQueen (James Remar) is a gifted guitarist who never quite got the big break, and works gig-to-gig as a session man. All that might change, though, when he gets a last minute call to work with a hot band with some major internal problems... 1991 Oscar winner for Best Short Film.
  • What Amadeus gets wrong

    02/24/2015 2:31:28 PM PST · by Borges · 76 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | 2/24/2015 | Clemency Burton-Hill
    It is 30 years since Amadeus swept the board at the Academy Awards. Miloš Forman’s 1984 film of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play, took home eight statuettes that night, including best film, best director, best actor and best adapted screenplay. Arguably the finest movie ever made about the process of artistic creation and the unbridgeable gap between human genius and mediocrity, it has taken its place in motion picture history and is invariably described as a masterpiece. All this is despite the fact the film plays shamelessly fast and loose with historical fact, taking as its basis a supposedly bitter rivalry...
  • Oscar Ratings Hits Seven-Year Low, Viewership Worst Since 2009

    02/23/2015 12:19:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 2/23/15 | Dominic Patten
    All the awards have been given out and it looks like the final numbers for the 87th Oscars are in. Running from 8:30 PM to 11:48 PM ET last night, the Neil Patrick Harris hosted show garnered a 10.8 rating among adults 18-49 with 36.6 million viewers. Among the key demo that’s a 17% drop from what the final ratings for the 2014 Academy Awards were and the worst the AMAPAS ceremony has done since 2008.That show had a 10.68 rating. The total viewership for last night’s Oscars were down 18% from last year to hit a 6-year low. The...
  • Valerie Jarrett Praises Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette For Equal Pay Speech

    02/23/2015 8:34:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    While Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez were leaping out of their seats to endorse Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette for using her acceptance speech to highlight the issue of equal pay for women, President Obama’s most trusted senior advisor endorsed the message as well.
  • Mo'Nique: I Was "Blackballed" After Winning My Oscar

    02/20/2015 2:51:22 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 19 Feb 15 | Seth Abramovitch
    At the 2010 Academy Awards, Mo'Nique wore white gardenias in her hair — just as Hattie McDaniel had in 1940 when she became the first African-American actress to win an Oscar. The Precious star later thanked McDaniel in her best supporting actress acceptance speech "for enduring all that she had to, so that I would not have to." As The Hollywood Reporter recognizes the 75th anniversary of McDaniel's historic win, we speak at length with Mo'Nique about her debt to her movie-star idol, her memories of her own Oscar night and the dramatic turn her career has taken in...
  • Gillian Anderson splits with partner of six years

    08/09/2012 10:09:27 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 9 Aug 2012 | Bang Showbiz
    Gillian Anderson has split from her longtime partner Mark Griffiths. The duo, who never got married, share sons Oscar, five, and Felix, three and spent six years together. A representative for the actress told Us Weekly magazine: "Gillian Anderson and her partner Mark Griffiths have amicably separated after six years together." 'The X-Files' and 'House of Mirth' actress has been married twice before. She and film art director Clyde Kotz, with whom she shares daughter Piper, 17, divorced in 1997. The star and documentarian Julian Ozanne were married for two years before parting ways in 2006. Last month Gillian revealed...
  • Actor had 'serious money troubles' after $30million divorce bills

    08/12/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2014 | Sara Nathan for MailOnline
    As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was 'nice to have a job where the checks will clear.' After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a 'renowned and slightly unhinged' advertising genius/madman....
  • PUTIN WAR PROPAGANDA EXPOSED: Same Pro-Russian “Actress” Used in FIVE Different Ukrainian Reports

    03/05/2014 10:38:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    BRAVO! Putin’s War propaganda exposed. A pro-Russian actress was included in five different Ukrainian reports.She even wore the same hat in two of the reports!Via East of Brussels: The “actress” has played roles in news clips in Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa.  She has played as a soldier’s mother and an anti-Maiden (pro-Russian) activist.In another propaganda piece - Russian news claimed a violent protest occurred in Crimea when the photo was taken days before in Kiev.