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  • Star Trek Beyond | Trailer #2 | Paramount Pictures International

    05/21/2016 10:01:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paramount Pictures International
    To survive, they must go beyond. Watch the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond now!
  • Return of the queen

    06/30/2004 9:58:21 AM PDT · by orionblamblam · 12 replies · 377+ views
    The Guardian (boo, hisss) ^ | June 30, 2004 | Stuart Jeffries
    There are some lines of William Cowper inscribed on the plinth of the bronze statue of Boadicea near Westminster Bridge in central London: "Regions Caesar never knew/Thy posterity shall sway." The words have never been truer. Hollywood has four films in development about the British warrior queen. One of them, Warrior, is being produced by Mel Gibson, partly with money from the proceeds of his film The Passion of The Christ (a rare example of fundamentalist Christian money backing a project with a pagan heroine). Along with a DreamWorks project called Queen Fury, Paramount's Warrior Queen and another called My...
  • Gibson To Cause More Controversy?

    06/02/2004 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 30 replies · 1,740+ views ^ | 6-2-04
    Mel Gibson's forthcoming film about Britain's warrior queen Boudicca is guaranteed to cause fury amongst feminists and historians, experts predict. Folklorists believe Gibson - whose controversial The Passion Of The Christ movie sparked uproar among Jewish groups this year - faces widespread criticism in his efforts to bring Boudicca to the big screen, because she remains an enigma to historians. Scholars are also convinced feminists will attack Gibson if he fails to portray Boudicca as the icon they have turned her into. Folklorist Dr Juliette Wood, "Take any figure where there's been emotional investment and you're going to annoy someone....
  • Gibson to Produce 'Boudicca' Epic

    04/28/2004 7:25:58 PM PDT · by solitas · 40 replies · 1,575+ views
    newsmax ^ | 4/28/2004 | Newsmax staff
    With the success of "The Passion Of The Christ," Mel Gibson can pretty much make whatever movie he wants, and he is once again looking back in time – to produce an epic about Boudicca, who led Britain against Roman conquerors. The Scotsman newspaper reports that the film will be like "Bravehart - with a bra." Boudicca rose from peasant girl to military leader, and united the Celtic tribes of Britain. The film will be directed by Gavin O’Connor, who told the Hollywood trade paper Variety: "What drew me is that she was driven by personal revenge. Her goals were...
  • Mel Gibson To Produce 'Boudicca' Film Epic

    04/28/2004 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 164 replies · 11,551+ views
    NewsScotsman ^ | 28 April 2004 | Mark Sage
    Flush from the success of The Passion Of The Christ, Mel Gibson is looking back in time once again – to produce an epic about Boudicca, who led Britain against Roman conquerors. Dubbed “Braveheart with a bra”, the film will chronicle Boudicca’s rise from peasant girl to a military leader who united the Celtic tribes of Britain. Gibson’s production company, Icon, appears keen to cash in on further historical tales, after The Passion netted hundreds of millions of pounds at the box office. The film will be directed by Gavin O’Connor who told the Hollywood trade paper Variety: “What drew...
  • Here's why Netflix should make another Star Trek television series

    09/06/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies ^ | September 6, 2015 | Brian Lloyd
    n September of 2016, Star Trek will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its first episode. Launched back in 1966, the series and the property as a whole has since become a cultural institution and five spinoffs, dozens of movies and a successful reboot in 2009. However, since JJ Abrams turned Star Trek around and made into a broader appealing property, fans of the series have felt somewhat neglected. There hasn't been a Star Trek-related TV series since Enterprise - which was cancelled unceremoniously in 2005 after just four seasons. All previous spinoffs hit seven seasons. There's been constant rumblings and...
  • Come on, man: Paramount bans showings of Team America: World Police in place of The Interview

    12/18/2014 1:09:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh, the irony. After Sony cancelled the release of The Interview, a few theaters declared that they would show the 2004 hit Team America: World Police in its place as a protest against threats to free expression. That film also derided the government of North Korea, as well as the liberal Hollywood establishment that catered to anti-American despots in what was a prescient (if irreverent and very R-rated) satire.As if to emphasize the latter critique, two cinemas have announced that Paramount Pictures has forbidden them to show the film publicly: At least two movie theaters say Paramount Pictures has...
  • Hollywood's Race Problem: "It's a White Industry"

    12/11/2014 8:57:48 AM PST · by Borges · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/2014 | Chris Rock
    I was probably 19 when I first came to Hollywood. Eddie Murphy brought me out to do Beverly Hills Cop II and he had a deal at Paramount, so I remember going through the gates of the Paramount lot. He's in a Rolls-Royce, and he's not just a star, he's the biggest star in the world. Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer's office was in the same building as Eddie's office, and they would come to work every day with matching cars. Some days it would be the Porsches, and the next day it would be Ferraris. I was like the...
  • Frank Yablans, Former Paramount President, Dies at 79

    11/27/2014 5:47:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Variety ^ | November 27, 2014 | Pat Saperstein
    Frank Yablans, the president of Paramount Pictures during the fertile early ’70s era that produced films including “The Godfather” and “Chinatown,” died of natural causes Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, ICM Partners agent Eddy Yablans. He was 79. Renowned for a hearty sense of humor and temperamental outbursts, Yablans was later COO of MGM/United Artists and co-wrote the screenplay for “Mommie Dearest,” which he also produced.
  • Do Christians care if ‘Noah’ movie jibes with the Bible? Survey says … yep

    02/21/2014 4:27:31 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/21/2014 | By Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – Paramount Studios has poured an estimated $125 million into the production of “Noah,” casting big names like Emma Watson and Russell Crowe, and trusting their baby to Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky. But six weeks ahead of its theatrical release, concern is brewing that the flick may not be popular with Christians at the box office. Since early drafts of the script were leaked a couple of years ago, “Noah” has been plagued by suggestions that it portrayed the famous flood as a punishment for man’s disrespect for the nature, as opposed to sins against God.
  • ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Breaks F-Word Record

    01/04/2014 4:50:39 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 42 replies ^ | January 2, 2014
    Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is all about excess. From orgies on a plane to cocaine and cash (or “fun coupons” as Leonardo DiCaprio’s character calls them), the financial drama thrives in taking it up a notch. So it should be no surprise that Paramount’s R-rated film sets the all-time record for the use of the f-word. According to Wikipedia, the word “f***” is used 506 times over “The Wolf of Wall Street’s” 180-minute running time. Previously, the record for a non-documentary was Spike Lee’s 1999 film “Summer of Sam” with 435 instances.
  • Ronald Reagan Film Career to be Honored in Washington DC by Motion Picture Industry (title excerpt)

    10/10/2011 3:15:10 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 3 replies ^ | Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | Nikki Finke
    EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that the Motion Picture Association Of America representing the Hollywood movie studios will be co-hosting a tribute to Ronald Reagan’s film career on November 14th in Washington DC. The other host will be the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, which is the year-long commemoration of Reagan’s 100th birthday in 2011. All the movie studios are obtaining old footage of Reagan’s 53-movie legacy from 1937 to 1965 and are putting together around 5 cinematic profiles of the former Screen Actors Guild president for the bipartisan event. But I suspect the real reason behind this Reagan tribute is to remind...
  • A Movie Critic Loses Her Screening Privileges (But Gets ‘Em Back) (Debbie Schlussel Alert(

    11/22/2010 12:03:27 AM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/21/2010 | Michel Cieply
    Ms. Schlussel, a well-known conservative with an interest in Islam, speculates that she may have been shut out for having slammed Paramount’s documentary critique of the public education system, “Waiting for Superman.” On Oct. 8, Ms. Schlussel asked in a review whether anybody really believed that the well-parented, highly intelligent, behaviorally intact children portrayed in “Waiting for Superman” were typical of inner city kids. “Only if you are a moron,” she wrote, in her typically take-no-prisoners fashion. “And that’s how I’d describe anyone who buys into this movie.” After that, said Ms. Schussel, she became “haraam.” That would be Arabic,...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • What Does G.I. Joe Stand For?

    09/03/2007 3:35:19 PM PDT · by SouthJrzReaganite18 · 21 replies · 972+ views ^ | August 24, 2007 | Stax
    Who needs A Real American Hero? Not Paramount or Hasbro it seems. The studio's live-action feature film version of G.I. Joe will no longer revolve around a top-secret U.S. special forces team but rather an international operation. In a follow-up to their confirmation that Stephen Sommers will direct G.I. Joe, Variety offers this new description of the team: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer. The property is closer...
  • What Does G.I. Joe Stand For? (G.I. Joe Goes Global PC, No More "Real American Hero")

    08/26/2007 10:22:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 3,137+ views ^ | August 24, 2007 | Stax
    What Does G.I. Joe Stand For? More details surface on the live-action film. by Stax August 24, 2007 - Who needs A Real American Hero? Not Paramount or Hasbro it seems. The studio's live-action feature film version of G.I. Joe will no longer revolve around a top-secret U.S. special forces team but rather an international operation. In a follow-up to their confirmation that Stephen Sommers will direct G.I. Joe, Variety offers this new description of the team: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use...
  • Giuliani Scores A Hollywood Biggie

    02/16/2007 5:21:53 PM PST · by RDTF · 123 replies · 2,608+ views
    National Journal (via Drudge Report) ^ | February 16, 2007 | NJG- On Call
    Brad Grey, the chairman and CEO of Paramount and everyone's favorite Soprano producer, has agreed to raise money for ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Grey plans to endorse Giuliani next week, two sources close to the Giuliani campaign confirmed.
  • Viacom posts lower quarterly profit (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch?)

    11/09/2006 4:32:34 AM PST · by abb · 30 replies · 411+ views
    Rooters ^ | November 9, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Media conglomerate Viacom Inc. (NYSE:VIA-B - News) on Thursday reported a lower quarterly profit from continuing operations, dragged down by lower box office movie sales. Viacom also said Chief Financial Officer Michael Dolan was leaving at the end of the year. The New York-based owners of the Paramount film studios and BET cable network said third-quarter earnings from continuing operations fell to $356.3 million, or 50 cents per share, from $449.8 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 7 percent to $2.6 billion. Viacom split from its broadcast divisions in January to...
  • Brad Grey's Scientology Scare

    09/15/2006 1:31:32 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies · 1,676+ views
    Radar On Line ^ | Sept. 15, 2006
    When Viacom kingpin Sumner Redstone cited Tom Cruise's personal conduct as the reason for killing his production deal with Paramount, the 83-year-old mogul's candor rocked Hollywood. But Radar has learned Redstone may have let Cruise off easy, particularly in light of allegations the actor dispatched goons from the Church of Scientology to intimidate Redstone's studio chieftan, Brad Grey. According to a high-ranking media executive, Paramount Pictures honcho Grey had a highly unpleasant run-in with the Church during his tense negotiations with Cruise over Mission: Impossible 3. Grey, who had recently joined the studio, entered the talks determined to make Cruise...
  • A Big Star May Not a Profitable Movie Make (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/28/2006 5:53:28 AM PDT · by abb · 12 replies · 2,814+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 28, 2006 | EDUARDO PORTER and GERALDINE FABRIKANT
    Is Sumner M. Redstone crazy like a fox? Movie industry executives may be forgiven for thinking that the Viacom chairman was mad to let Tom Cruise go after a 14-year relationship simply because Mr. Cruise seemed a little off balance. After all, the movies made by Viacom’s Paramount Pictures studio and the actor’s production company earned more than $2.5 billion at the box office. Yet, if you ask economists and other academics that study the movie industry, Mr. Redstone’s decision was, in financial terms, spot on. The best reason to get rid of Mr. Cruise or, for that matter, Mel...
  • Howie Carr Poll: PARAMOUNT VS. CRUISE

    08/24/2006 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Panerai · 11 replies · 410+ views
    Howie Carr ^ | 08/24/2006 | Howie Carr
    PARAMOUNT VS. CRUISE Did Paramount do the right thing firing Tom Cruise? Yes No To take poll click here !
  • Paramount cuts ties with Tom Cruise: WSJ

    08/22/2006 4:45:28 PM PDT · by Blogger · 38 replies · 912+ views
    Yahoo via Drudge ^ | 8-22-06 | AL Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures unit is ending its 14-year relationship with Tom Cruise's film production company because of the actor's offscreen behavior, the company's chairman said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. ADVERTISEMENT Sumner Redstone, Viacom chairman, said the behavior of the star of the "Mission: Impossible" series and "Top Gun" was unacceptable to the company, according to the Wall Street Journal story e-mailed to reporters. Cruise, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, has been known more recently for his antics on U.S. television talk shows, including jumping up and down on Oprah Winfrey's couch...
  • 'South Park' Guys Plan Two Important Pictures: A high school comedy and giant monster pic are on tap

    08/22/2006 10:28:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies · 812+ views ^ | August 22, 2006
    Subversive animation kings Trey Parker and Matt Stone have a pair of live-action films in development at Paramount. According to Variety, the "South Park" creators are producing two comedies through their re-named Important Pictures shingle. Up first will be "My All-America," followed by the more excitingly titled "Giant Monsters Attack Japan!"...
  • The Première of Paramount Studios WORLD TRADE CENTER

    08/09/2006 6:24:09 AM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 19 replies · 687+ views
    opinion | 8-9-2006 | brianbaldwin
    Last night I saw the premiere of Paramount’s new movie “World Trade Center”. I have some comments to make. Before the showing of the movie, a representative from Paramount walked to the front of the audience and gave a short “pep talk” to promote the success of the movie. This included encouraging interaction with the audience, such as “How many folks here tonight are fans of director Oliver Stone?” (many clap from the audience), and “How many folks here tonight are fans of actor Nicolas Cage?” (again, many clap from the audience). Then the movie began, preceded by a promotional...
  • Tom Cruise's Studio Pact Is in Question (BIG pay cut coming)

    07/31/2006 2:46:07 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2006 | Claudia Eller
    For many years, Tom Cruise has enjoyed the richest production deal of any A-list star in Hollywood. But in the latest sign of the industry's increasing obsession with fiscal responsibility, that era may be coming to an end. Paramount Pictures, where Cruise and his producing partner, Paula Wagner, have been based since 1992, currently has a commitment to pay the pair as much as $10 million-plus a year to cover overhead, project development and other costs at their movie company, according to two sources with knowledge of the arrangement. But that sweet deal, which is at least four times what...
  • Tom and the 'bomb'

    05/01/2006 4:21:13 PM PDT · by Number57 · 15 replies · 523+ views ^ | 5/1/06 | AP
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Arson & Explosives experts check out a newspaper rack in Canyon Country. A newspaper promotion for Tom Cruise's upcoming Mission: Impossible III got off to an explosive start when a county arson squad blew up a Californian news rack, thinking it contained a bomb. The confusion: the Los Angeles Times rack was fitted with a digital musical device designed to play the Mission: Impossible theme song when the door was opened. But in some cases, the red plastic boxes with protruding wires were jarred loose and dropped onto the stack of newspapers inside, alarming customers.
  • South Park Creators Respond To Episode-Disappearing Scientologists

    03/17/2006 10:00:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 70 replies · 3,192+ views
    Defamer ^ | March 17, 2006
    The attorney for South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone issued this official statement to us via e-mail late yesterday addressing the Scientology-clowning, Tom-Cruise-baiting "Trapped in the Closet" episode that Comedy Central quietly disappeared on Wednesday night, reportedly because of threats Cruise made to parent company Viacom. And yes, it's really from their lawyer:...
  • Paramount unit to tell Gore‘s "Truth"

    02/13/2006 9:01:10 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 28 replies · 641+ views
    Jackson News-Tribune ^ | 2/13/06 | Tatiana Siegel
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Paramount‘s new specialty division has acquired worldwide rights to Participant Prods.‘ global-warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," featuring Al Gore . Helmed by Davis Guggenheim ("Deadwood," "The First Year"), the film, which had its world premiere at last month‘s Sundance Film Festival , weaves the science behind the issue of global warming with the former vice president‘s personal history and longtime commitment to communicating the pressing need to reverse the effects of global climate change. Paramount specialty division president John Lesher called the film "a visually mesmerizing and shocking look at the serious and dire state...
  • Buying DreamWorks, and Waiting for Greenspan

    12/12/2005 11:43:06 AM PST · by Sonny M · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Yahoo! Finance and The Week (The Best of Today's Business) ^ | December 12, 2005 | The Best of Today's Business
    NEWS AT A GLANCE Paramount makes a deal Paramount Pictures Corp. announced it is buying DreamWorks SKG, the movie studio founded by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Paramount plans to offset the $1.6-billion cost by selling a 59-film DreamWorks library that includes Oscar winners American Beauty and Gladiator. Paramount swooped in at the last-minute after a DreamWorks deal with NBC Universal stalled. "I can't stress how transforming an event this is," said Paramount Chairman Brad Gray. (Los Angeles Times, free registration required) Conoco goes shopping ConocoPhillips is negotiating to buy oil and gas producer Burlington Resources for more...
  • 'South Park' duo in 3-year Paramount deal

    11/18/2005 10:02:29 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies · 742+ views
    Reuters - Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2005 | Tatiana Siegel
    "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a three-year production deal with Paramount Pictures, which released their most recent film, the 2004 puppet comedy "Team America: World Police." The acerbic pair, best known for mocking pop culture icons, will need extra large business cards because they named their new banner Trunity, a Mediar company, a division of True Mediar, a Unity Corpbopoly.
  • Paramount Takes Down Some 50 Cent Billboards After Protest From Asap

    10/29/2005 12:35:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 503+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-29-05 1506EDT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - They're probably not going to see the movie, either. Activists in a south Los Angeles neighborhood staged a rally to protest the billboard for the upcoming 50 Cent film "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." Paramount Pictures is removing some of the billboards as a result. The billboards depict the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone in his right. At least two were near schools. A studio spokesman said Friday that Paramount was evaluating the locations of the billboards and taking some down. He declined further...
  • Popular Novelist: P.C. Film Studios "Deathly Afraid" of Depicting Muslim Terrorists

    07/25/2005 8:31:44 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 8 replies · 419+ views
    L.N. Smithee Blog ^ | July 25, 2005 | L.N. Smithee
    (LNSB, July 25, 2005) A bestselling author said in an interview on the July 21, 2005 edition of the Laura Ingraham radio show that major motion picture studios have in the past rejected his popular novels for development into films because of studio executives’ leftward leanings and because they are frightened of violent reaction from Muslims. Suspense novelist Vince Flynn (Memorial Day, Executive Power, Term Limits, and the upcoming Consent to Kill), in response to a listener’s question of when one of his books would be made into a motion picture, said there has been a lot of interest in...
  • Paramount Slammed Over Oliver Stone-9/11 Announcement

    07/15/2005 9:24:02 AM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 15 replies · 885+ views
    Contact Paramount, let them know your extreme displeasure with the anti-American Oliver Stone having any involvement with a story about 9/11! Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90038 1-323-956-5000 Email: "Paramount Pictures is taking heat due to its announcing of the new Oliver Stone-9/11 project"
  • "I was a Teenage Terrorist" Paramount making movie with Canada's notorious Khadr al-Qaeda family

    07/14/2005 4:05:52 PM PDT · by AndrewWalden · 5 replies · 385+ views ^ | 07/13/2005 | Andrew Walden
    In 1996, Abdurahman Khadr, then 13-year-old terrorist-in-training, stood face to face with his idol: Osama bin Laden. Before long, Khadr would join the ranks of al-Qaeda’s jihad in Afghanistan, fulfilling the calling of his hard-line Islamist family by waging war against the hated Americans. Now, after a stint at Guantanamo Bay prison, Abdurahman will become an American hero—at least if Hollywood has its way. The June 5 edition of Variety reports that a movie deal is in the works about the 21-year old lapsed-terrorist’s life. Paramount Pictures has even enlisted the Oscar-nominated screenwriter Keir Pearson to turn Abdurahman’s story into...
  • Mary Kay's Crime Pays - (the cynical rewards for pedophilia;fame $$ & Paramount coverage!)

    05/26/2005 9:52:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 1,101+ views
    Webster's Dictionary defines famous as "widely known," but also "honored for achievement," while infamous is defined as "having a reputation of the worst kind," a synonym for "disgraceful." In the big business of celebrity journalism today, there is no discernible difference between fame and infamy. Today's celebrity journalism is only interested in that which is interesting, no matter how vile the atrocity. It will make all kinds of excuses for the infamous if they can be milked for Nielsen ratings points. Worse yet, it will pay the infamous for the privilege of wallowing in their vomit-inducing lives. Some of today's...
  • MTV keeps on rockin'

    03/18/2005 4:46:03 AM PST · by Crackingham · 45 replies · 1,239+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 18, 2005 | Rebecca Hagelin
    “This study is proof positive that there is an element of Hollywood deliberately attempting to poison the minds of children. The ultimate insult is that their method has parents pay them to do it.” This astounding statement is one that every parent, and anyone concerned about our culture and its affect on children, must investigate. Brent Bozell spoke these words over lunch as we discussed a recent study of programming content on MTV conducted by his organization, the Parents Television Council. In case you’re not familiar with Brent, in addition to his work with PTC, he’s also the president of...
  • MTV Networks To Launch LOGO [on 2/17] - A New Television Network For Gay And Lesbian Viewers

    01/06/2005 8:34:29 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 62 replies · 1,326+ views
    Viacom ^ | May 25, 2004 | Press release
    New York, N.Y. (May 25, 2004)— LOGO, a new cable television network targeted at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) viewers will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIAB) on February 17, 2005. The new channel will be advertiser-supported, targeting primarily gays and lesbians, 25-49, and will provide a mix of original and acquired programming that is authentic, smart, inclusive and open-minded. LOGO will launch in markets across America, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco, through national cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, RCN and additional distributors that will...
  • NYT: Big Films, but a Year of Smaller Audiences

    12/21/2004 10:21:35 AM PST · by OESY · 48 replies · 1,436+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2004 | SHARON WAXMAN
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 - Are movies growing bigger as theater audiences are becoming smaller? That's one conclusion to draw from the box-office results of 2004, as Hollywood pursued its penchant for big-budget event films - from Warner Brothers' "Troy" to 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot," to Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man 2" - but the number of moviegoers in the United States dropped for the second year in a row. With nearly two weeks to go before the end of 2004, domestic box-office receipts appeared likely to top last year's total of $9.27 billion, nearing $9.4 billion, according to Exhibitor Relations,...
  • Paramount blames Alfie flop on election results

    Paramount's "Alfie," a remake of a romantic comedy about a roguish womanizer starring Jude Law, opened to a dismal $6.5 million in more than 2,000 theaters, far below expectations. The tepid response was the latest blow to Sherry Lansing, the chairwoman of Paramount who last week announced her plans to leave the job when her contract expires in 2005, and whose movies have performed poorly this summer and fall. Wayne Llewellyn, the president of distribution at Paramount, said that the conservative ethos reflected in last week's election results might have hurt the film. "It could be the mood of the...
  • Drudge now reporting Iraq depot story was shopped to CBS' 60 minutes before reported by NYT

    10/25/2004 11:33:01 PM PDT · by picturefan · 297 replies · 12,543+ views
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON OCT 25 2004 22:45:05 ET XXXXX NBCNEWS: CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ BEFORE TROOPS ARRIVED... The NYTIMES urgently reported on Monday in an apprent October Surprise: The Iraqi interim government and the U.N. nuclear agency have warned the United States that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives are now missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations. [The source behind the NYT story first went to CBSNEWS' 60 MINUTES last Wednesday, but the beleaguered network wasn't able to get the piece on the air as fast as the newspaper...
  • Saw "Team America" Last Night

    10/23/2004 8:14:32 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 13 replies · 650+ views
    Just wanted to add my .02 about this movie. It was one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen. Kim Jong Il was priceless, especially when he became mad. The songs were great. One song had lyrics like "America, f*@* yeah!" I simply cannot say anything taht will do this movie jsutice. I will have to see it again. The message was great, as these guys can deliver a great message. Be prepared for swearing, but not as bad as South Park, The movie.
  • CA College Republicans to protest MTV's "Rock the Vote" in Santa Monica FRIDAY (10/22) 11 am

    10/20/2004 6:29:37 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 1,430+ views
    California College Republicans Chairman Michael P. Davidson issued the following statement on the use of the draft by MTV’s Rock the Vote and the KerryCampaign as a scare tactic this election year: "MTV and the Kerry campaign's use of the draft to scare young voters into voting is pathetic and disgusting. "While our servicemen are fighting for our country and the freedom of millions, military service should not be used as an instrument of fear. Military service is one of the most honorable deeds and any suggestion otherwise is grossly insulting. "In this campaign, there is only one person that...
  • Gay Channel Coming Out with Cher, Cumming Projects

    07/26/2004 12:53:17 PM PDT · by weegee · 37 replies · 1,547+ views
    Hollywood Reporter via Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 25, 2004 06:02 PM ET | By Andrew Wallenstein
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cher, Scottish actor Alan Cumming and comedian Kathy Griffin are among the stars who have come aboard the new gay-themed digital cable channel, Logo, which is scheduled to launch in as many as 15 million homes in February. Cher and her daughter, Chastity Bono, will executive produce "Family Outing," a chronicle of "coming-out" stories based on Chastity's book of the same name. Chastity will also host. "We're thrilled that Cher's first foray into television production is with Logo," said Matt Farber, who is expected to be named general manager of the Viacom-owned channel. Among the...
  • Viacom Outdoes Janet Shame-Religious Sex Toys

    07/14/2004 7:44:57 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 21 replies · 1,165+ views
    7-14-04 | Comedy Central's "Insomniac"
    Comdey Central, a network included in our basic cable in Maryland, has a show called "Insomniac with Dave Attell" that starts at 9pm EST. I've learned that the show is basically about a guy who goes out late at night to interview people who are working or are out and about in late night hours. I caught a few seconds of tonights show while channel surfing. The host was apparently in a porn production company (ok, I guess we can expect this from cable) and proceeded to ask about a prop on a desk. He held up a sex toy...
  • A Home for a Gay Channel (MTV caught off guard by hostile reactions to gay channel)

    06/07/2004 7:41:49 PM PDT · by Cracker72 · 73 replies · 700+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2004 | BILL CARTER
    A Home for a Gay Channel By BILL CARTER Published: May 30, 2004 EXECUTIVES of MTV Networks seemed to be caught a bit off guard by the hostile reaction to their announcement last week that they intend to create the first cable entertainment channel devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender viewers, called Logo. Religious groups, including the Traditional Values Coalition, denounced the idea as amounting to "moral anarchy" and promised to organize a boycott of companies that advertise on the channel. But the executives behind the project remain convinced that MTV Networks will be able to overcome any impediments....
  • Growing GOP Dissent on Iraq

    04/08/2004 1:41:59 AM PDT · by DayTripper · 32 replies · 446+ views ^ | April 7, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    President Bush is facing increasing dissent among leading conservative politicians and pundits in the face of mounting U.S. casualties in Iraq. The war has become the long slog that some Republicans feared. Since Sunday, 32 Americans have been killed in fighting across Iraq. American body bags are on the front page of major U.S. newspapers. The Washington Post and The New York Times brandished images of charred U.S. civilian remains last week. The networks are leading their nightly news broadcasts with stories of dead Americans. "If we have two or three more weeks of this you are going to start...
  • Message to Bush: Just say no to MTV

    04/05/2004 11:34:11 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 246+ views ^ | Saturday, April 03, 2004 | Kyle Williams
    Red, white and blue colors cover the screen on MTV's website as the words appear, "The last election was decided by 500,000 votes nationwide. In some states it was decided by 50,000 or 5,000 or 500. In the last election, 18 million young people voted. What if that were 20 million? Who's swing voting now?" The same network that has given us "The Osbournes," "Punk'd," and "Total Request Live" also contributes to the seriousness of politics by delivering "Choose or Lose," the current MTV campaign to mobilize 20 million young voters in November. "Choose or Lose," launched in 1992, brought...
  • MTV is Giving Kerry a 30 minutes "Choose or Lose: John Kerry " Special

    03/29/2004 6:13:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 95 replies · 1,669+ views
    Choose or Lose: 20 Million Questions for John Kerry Special MTV - Music Television Airing Time: Tue 3/30, 10:30PM (30 minutes) Categories: News, Special, News/Public Affairs, Special/Other Future airings of Choose or Lose: John Kerry Special: • Wed 3/31 11:00 AM MTV - Music Television Wed 3/31 8:30 PM  MTV - Music Television (Satellite) Fri 4/2 12:30 AM  MTV - Music Television (Satellite) And airing other times. Kerry gets 30 minutes to tell his lies to the youth of America. I wonder if they will also give President Bush his own "Choose or Lose" Special?
  • National Coalition Launches

    02/13/2004 11:25:31 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 53 replies · 378+ views
    National Coalition Launches 2/13/04 1:42:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Religion Reporter Contact: Maryam Kubasek of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, 513-521-6227, ext. 111; web: CINCINNATI, Feb. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families has launched a new educational initiative regarding MTV and its negative impact on teens. The organization has launched a web site, , which gives parents some startling facts about the music channel and encourages them to make some tough choices regarding viewing it. MTV's latest production, the halftime show at...
  • Gun-Grabbers PAX Celebrity Bartending Benefit (e-mail)

    11/14/2003 7:18:52 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 4 replies · 151+ views
    E-mail Subscription to PAX ^ | November 14, 2003 | PAX
    Join the PAX Party Host Committee! PAX Celebrity Bartending Benefit The Paramount Hotel, New York City Monday, December 15th, 2003 PAX will be taking over the Paramount Hotel lobby and mezzanine for a large scale celebrity bartending benefit event. In the old Whiskey lounge there will be a private VIP area ($500 tickets). There will be two DJ’s spinning in both the main area and the VIP room. For the price of admission ($100 General Admission), guests will enjoy free drinks throughout the party served by their favorite TV, Film and Music stars. Plus there will be exciting raffle prizes...