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  • Motion picture academy president John Bailey cleared after investigation of sexual harassment claim

    03/28/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 28, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday evening that it was clearing its president, John Bailey, of any wrongdoing after an investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment against him. On March 13, the academy had received a claim that the 75-year-old veteran cinematographer, who was elected to lead the organization in August, had attempted to inappropriately touch a woman while riding in a transportation van on a movie set more than a decade ago. (Early reports had suggested there were multiple allegations against Bailey, but the academy noted that there was only one.) But after an...
  • ABC Correspondent is HIV Positive, Says Peers Warned: ‘Don’t, It’ll Ruin You’

    03/25/2018 8:24:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Wrap.com ^ | 3/25/2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Karl Schmid, an on-camera reporter for ABC’s Los Angeles affiliate, came out as HIV positive on Friday night in a powerful Facebook post about stigma and acceptance. The 37-year-old Australian import covers human interest stories and Hollywood on ABC7, reporting from events like the Academy Awards and the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party. After a decade living with HIV, Schmid said he came forward despite numerous industry peers urging him to stay quiet. “For 10 years I’ve struggled with ‘do I or don’t I?’ For ten years the stigma and industry professionals have said, ‘don’t! It’ll ruin you,”’ wrote Schmid....
  • Academy (Oscars) President John Bailey Under Investigation for Sexual Harassment

    03/16/2018 12:41:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | March 16, 2018 | Gene Maddaus
    John Bailey, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment. The Academy received three harassment claims on Wednesday and immediately opened a probe, according to sources familiar with the situation. Bailey was elected president of the institution in August. If he were forced to step down, he would be temporarily replaced by Lois Burwell, a veteran makeup artist who is the Academy’s vice president, until the next election in July. Bailey’s tenure has been marked by a historic shift in the Academy’s approach to misconduct by its members. In...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Admits Divisive Politics Have Cost Him ‘Commercially’

    03/13/2018 10:58:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 13, 2018 | John Nolte
    Far-left late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who is currently one of the most polarizing and divisive personalities in the country, admitted he has seen polls that show that his partisanship “has cost me commercially.” “According to polls I’ve seen, it has cost me commercially,” he told Oprah Winfrey in an interview for her O Magazine. “That’s not ideal, but I wouldn’t change anything I said.” “I know my job is, for the most part, to entertain people and make them laugh. That said, if I can be selfish every once in a while and talk about something serious that’s important to...
  • Oscar Ratings & ‘Red Sparrow’ Sunk By Hollywood’s Liberal Trump Bashers?

    03/08/2018 8:30:06 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 8, 2018 | Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr.
    FLEMING: Why were the Oscar ratings down 19% to the smallest viewership level of all time? I found it a most satisfying show. Jimmy Kimmel and producers Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd did a fine job all the way to the finish line this time, owning last year’s gaffe and ensuring it didn’t happen with foolproof 100-point type on each envelope. Kimmel was hilarious; the film montages and special presenters infused the 90th Oscars with a sense of film history. Compared to the men-are-bad funereal atmosphere of the Golden Globes, this show was fun but still managed graceful moments...
  • Kimmel Blames Netflix for Lowest-Rated Oscars of All Time

    03/08/2018 7:34:15 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 7, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    Jimmy Kimmel blamed Netflix for the 90th annual Academy Awards getting the lowest television ratings in the show's history. Kimmel, who attacks President Donald Trump and conservatives regularly on his ABC late-night show, hosted the Oscars for the second straight year, seeing disappointing ratings both times. The 2018 Oscars appear to have suffered a substantial 19 percent ratings drop compared to the show in 2017. On his Tuesday, Kimmel blamed the streaming service for the Oscars' problems after Trump criticized the awards on Twitter, which the Daily Wire reported. "Trump loves saying the ratings are down as if to insinuate...
  • Still Rattled By Trump’s Tweet, Jimmy Kimmel Blames Netflix for Oscar Ratings Collapse

    03/07/2018 8:14:11 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 7, 2018 | John Nolte
    Obviously still rattled by President Trump mocking his record-low Oscar viewership, a defensive Jimmy Kimmel blamed Netflix for the historic ratings catastrophe. Early Monday morning, Trump poked fun at the Oscars with a tweet that read, “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” An already defensive Kimmel fired back with this bit of fake news, “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.” Actually, according to Rasmussen, one of the most accurate pollsters of the 2016 election, Trump is sitting at a healthy 48 percent job approval rating, and...
  • Actors Lectured America (Again) About Gun Control While Men With 'Assault Weapons' Protected Them

    03/06/2018 1:40:18 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 06, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    shortened title. Full title: Actors Lectured America (Again) About Gun Control While Men With 'Assault Weapons' Protected Them at the Oscars Another year at the Oscars came and went over the weekend with predictable lectures about gun control from Hollywood's elites. During Sunday night's show, which was rated the lowest in televised Oscar history, everyone from host Jimmy Kimmel to actor and rapper Common took shots at American gun owners and the National Rifle Association. The gun confiscation organization Everytown, funded by former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was also in tow providing talking points
  • Founder of Tower Records dies at 92 while drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars

    03/06/2018 9:24:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 76 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 5, 2018 | DALE KASLER AND BOB SHALLIT
    Talk about the perfect coda: Tower Records founder Russ Solomon died with a drink in his hand and a smart-aleck remark on his lips. The swashbuckling, visionary entrepreneur who built a global retailing empire and the most famous company in Sacramento history died Sunday night of an apparent heart attack. He was 92. Solomon was watching the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night at his Sacramento-area home when he was stricken, said his son, Michael Solomon, the former chief executive of Tower. "Ironically, he was giving his opinion of what someone was wearing that he thought was ugly, then asked (his...
  • Trump: Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY

    03/06/2018 7:42:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 6, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!
  • In the ladies room at the Oscars, a transgender moment signals a cultural shift

    03/06/2018 5:38:18 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 47 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 6 2018 | Robin Abcarian
    On Sunday night, in a restroom at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, I was washing my hands when someone in a crimson ballgown swept past me toward the stalls. There was something about this person's energy that was different than that of other women who were milling around, redoing their lipstick, chatting about the Oscars show. I felt I knew this person in the crimson gown. Or had seen them somewhere before. So I left the bathroom and waited outside, in the lobby. And when this person left the ladies room, I stopped them to chat.
  • Oscar Ratings Down, Eye All-Time Low In Early Estimates

    03/05/2018 7:10:00 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 72 replies
    Last night’s ceremony drew a 18.9 Live+Same Day rating in the metered market households. That was off 16% from last year’s 22.4 rating, which was a nine-year low. The 18.9 appears to be an all-time low for the Oscars, below the previous low ratings point for the Oscars, logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9), hosted by Jon Stewart, when No Country For Old Men won Best Picture.
  • Oscars ratings at all-time low, early data indicates

    03/05/2018 10:46:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    Los Angeles (AFP) – Early ratings released Monday for ABC’s 90th Academy Awards telecast — one of the more uneventful shows of recent years — stumbled to an-all time low, US media reported. Overnight returns have the near four-hour show averaging an 18.9 overnight Nielsen rating — a number equating roughly to the percentage of America’s estimated 118.4 million households that tuned in — according to trade weeklies Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. That represents a 16 percent drop on last year’s telecast, which will go down in infamy for its disastrous climax, when the wrong movie was briefly awarded...
  • If You Didn’t Watch the Oscars, You’re Not Alone

    03/05/2018 3:35:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So we got the preliminary numbers in, and the ratings for last night’s Epidemic Awards, way down. I’ve seen the preliminaries at minus 16%. Those are the early overnights over last year. And since the early overnights are the major metro areas where most of the delusional leftists live in this country, that does not bode well. By the time you get out into flyover country and the medium and smaller markets, the number is probably gonna plummet even further. So if you didn’t watch the Oscars last night, you are not alone. Now, let’s stop and think about...
  • Kobe Bryant Wins at Time’s Up Oscars Despite Rape Accusation

    03/05/2018 2:09:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2018 | By MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Social media came down on Gary Oldman's win as well. Kobe Bryant took home an Oscar for an animated short film yesterday evening, for his short Dear Basketball, a choice some thought inappropriate given the “Time’s Up” and #MeToo themes of the 90th Academy Awards.Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2003 when a 19-year-old woman accused him of rape. The basketball star claimed the encounter was consensual, however, and the case fizzled out when the woman said she did not want to testify in court.Bryant apologized to the woman, and a little over a year after the...
  • TV Ratings: Oscars Drop to All-Time Low 26.5 Million Viewers [-19%]

    03/05/2018 1:10:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 03-05-2018 | Michael O'Connell
    The telecast stumbles an unfortunate 19 percent from 2017. A comparatively uneventful Oscar telecast led the way on TV Sunday night — though updated numbers have the telecast somewhat predictably stumbling to an all-time low. The telecast, nearly four hours long, stumbled 19 percent from the previous year to 26.5 million viewers. That's easily the least-watched Oscars in history, trailing 2008 by more than 5 million. Overnight returns had the lengthy ABC telecast averaging a 18.9 rating among households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. Compared to the same stat for 2017, the night the wrong best picture winner was...
  • ‘Shape of Water’ director: Movies should lead to one world and erase national sovereignty

    03/05/2018 12:58:40 PM PST · by detective · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The “immigrant” theme dominated the acceptance speech, and not for the first time Sunday, in one of the major Oscar categories — the best director award. Fantasy director Guillermo Del Toro won the Oscar for his film “The Shape of Water” and leaped right into the matter and said movies should lead to one world and erase national sovereignty.
  • Oscars Ratings Crash and Burn, Again

    03/05/2018 12:07:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed the Oscars last night, host Jimmy Kimmel predictably lectured the country about politics, harped on leftism, went after Fox News and repeatedly made terribly unfunny jokes about Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump. “We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence," Kimmel said.Ahead of the big show Sunday night, Kimmel made it known he would engage in activism from the stage but according to the numbers, it didn't pay off. From TheWrap:  Jimmy Kimmel’s return as Oscars host received an 18.9 rating in Nielsen’s overnight...
  • I Will Always Love You--Steyn Song of the Week

    03/05/2018 12:11:42 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | March 4, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Traditionally on Oscar weekend we offer an Academy Award-winning song, going all the way back to the very first, "The Continental" in 1934. But not all great movie songs are, formally speaking, movie songs. On the big night exactly a quarter-century ago, two of the five Best Song nominees came from the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard. They were up against a brace of numbers from Disney's Aladdin, plus a sensual ditty I was quite partial to but is now entirely forgotten: "Beautiful Maria of My Soul" from The Mambo Kings. Come Academy night, the Bodyguard songs wound up...
  • Ratings Collapse: Early Numbers Show Oscar Telecast Hit All-Time Low

    03/05/2018 7:34:12 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2018 | John Nolte
    The ratings for Sunday night’s telecast of the 90th annual Academy Awards collapsed by a whopping 16 percent, which would mean an all-time low, according to early estimates. Variety reports that the “8 p.m.-11 p.m. portion of ABC’s telecast averaged an 18.9 household rating and 32 share in Nielsen’s metered market overnight ratings … That’s down about 16% from the 22.5/37 rating generated by the 2017 Oscars.” According to Deadline, the “18.9 appears to be an all-time low for the Oscars, below the previous low ratings point for the Oscars, logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9).” The ratings will be...