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  • How 'Taxi Driver' ruined acting

    05/06/2016 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/6/2016 | TOM SHONE
    “Every day, for 40 f%^&% years, one of you has stopped me on the street and said, ‘You talkin’ to me?’” groused Robert De Niro at a recent Q&A at the Tribeca Film festival reuniting the makers of “Taxi Driver”. Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybil Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader all swapped anecdotes, and De Niro led the audience in one last rendition of his most famous line, in an effort to expunge the ghost. He’s not the only one haunted by the role, which remains the template for every young Hollywood actor eager to put the lucre...
  • Michelle Obama,"#gimmefive Lil BUB!"

    04/22/2015 7:53:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-22-2015 | MOTUS
    I see that Lady M is promoting her “Let’s Move!” #GiveMeFive!” program on the back of Lil BUB – who despite her name is not a rap star butt rather a very special cat.  Lady M thought she might help her put some mojo back in her faltering signature project.I’m embarrassed to say I was totally unfamiliar with this famous cat until the “#GiveMeFive! video crew showed up last week to film this promo:Don’t worry about MO exploiting this little special needs cat - it’s actually the other way around; Lil BUB is quite an entrepreneur as it turns out,...
  • Robert De Niro Hit with $6.4 Million Tax Bill

    02/28/2015 6:04:34 AM PST · by rfreedom4u · 54 replies ^ | 2/27/2015 | Robert W. Wood
    Robert De Niro owed $6.4 million to the IRS for his 2013 tax return, but it appears he just learned of it. The Oscar winner's tax debt surfaced in documents first uncovered by the Smoking Gun. Mr. De Niro has an estimated worth of over $200 million, and is reputed to spend $125,000 a month on his rental on Central Park West. In that sense, this tax bill doesn't seem so large. But it was unpaid, as the notice to New York City’s Department of Finance revealed. That is what an IRS lien filing is all about. But right away,...
  • Robert De Niro breaks down in tears as he discusses the plight of his bipolar illness

    02/05/2013 9:18:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 52 replies
    dailymail ^ | 5 February | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Robert De Niro wasn't acting when he broke down in sobs on Katie Couric's day time talk show Monday. The usually tough-guy actor was a guest on Katie to discuss the hit film Silver Linings Playbook with director David O. Russell and co-star Bradley Cooper. When asked about the film's premise - that of a bipolar character trying in vain to fit in - The Goodfellas actor began to cry. 'Did you feel a greater responsibility about doing a film that David had so much personally invested in?' the anchor asked, following up on a question asked of Russell. 'Of...
  • Robert De Niro Talks About Father's Homosexuality Conflict; 'Prayers Don't Help,' Father Said

    07/03/2014 8:09:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | Hayley Olson
    Robert De Niro said in a recent interview that his late father never discussed his homosexuality. "He was very private so he wouldn't go into that with me," De Niro told Katie Couric on Yahoo News. "I don't really know much about that side of my father." The Academy Award winning actor said he did have "some inkling" that his father was gay and his mother even made some inferences but it was never "brought up." "You kind of ... knew but didn't know," he said. De Niro has been making media rounds to promote his documentary, "Remembering the Artist:...
  • Robert De Niro: Obama 'Best of the Type of People I Would Like to See Running the Government'

    09/04/2013 8:15:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 4, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro is the kind of Hollywood sycophant Democrats adore. In an interview published in September's Du Jour, De Niro said of Barack Obama, "He's a good person, period...he represents, I think, the best of the type of people that I would like to see running the government."
  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • The New NY Works for Business TV video Voiceover Robert De Niro

    07/05/2012 5:59:54 PM PDT · by donna · 21 replies
    The New NY ^ | June, 2012
    Watch the video with voiceover by Robert De Niro Transcript Anthem VO:This is New York State. We built the first railway and the first trade route to the West. We built the tallest skyscrapers, the greatest empires. We pushed the country forward. Then, some said, we lost our edge. We couldn't match the pace of the new business world. Well today, there's a NEW New York State. One that’s working to attract businesses and create jobs. Build energy highways and high-tech centers. Nurture start-ups and small businesses. Reduce tax burdens and provide the lowest middle class tax rate in 58...
  • At 40 Years Old, 'The Godfather' Has a Profound and Complicated Legacy

    04/12/2012 10:21:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies ^ | SUNDAY MARCH 18, 2012 | JIM BECKERMAN
    Once, it was thought of as the gangster movie to end all gangster movies. Before he played Don Corleone, Marlon Brando had been all but written off after several flops. But of course that's exactly what "The Godfather," which opened in New Jersey 40 years ago this Saturday, was not. Instead, it was the gangster movie that began all gangster movies, at least as we know them now: not just its own sequels, "The Godfather: Part II" and "The Godfather: Part III," but also "Goodfellas," "Donnie Brasco," "Analyze This," "Scarface," "The Freshman," "Prizzi's Honor" and "Married to the Mob," not...
  • De Niro apologizes for first lady joke

    03/20/2012 6:38:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 2+ views
    UPI ^ | March 20, 2012
    NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Actor Robert De Niro has apologized for a joke with racial overtones he made at a New York fundraiser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. "Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney," The Hollywood Reporter quoted De Niro as saying during his opening remarks at Monday night's $5,000-a-plate event, which Obama's wife, Michelle attended. "Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?" CNN reported Obama's campaign press secretary Olivia Alair called the joke "inappropriate" Tuesday.
  • Robert De Niro to Host Star-Studded Obama Fundraiser in NYC

    03/17/2012 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies ^ | March 16, 2012 | Tina Daunt
    Robert De Niro has signed up to host a cocktail reception -- featuring first lady Michelle Obama -- to raise money for President Obama's re-election campaign, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The event, scheduled for March 19 at the Greenwich Hotel in New York, will be co-hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Star Jones, Angela Bassett and Tina Knowles, among others. For $5,000, guests will get one ticket to the reception plus a photo with the first lady. For $25,000, guests will be allowed to attend a private "greet" session with Obama.
  • Donald Trump Responds to Robert De Niro's Criticisms: 'He's Not the Brightest Bulb'

    04/25/2011 11:29:11 AM PDT · by Mier · 51 replies ^ | April 25, 2011 |
    Donald Trump slammed Robert De Niro Monday, following the Oscar-winner’s criticisms of him this weekend, telling Fox News that the actor is “not the brightest bulb on the planet.” “I like his acting, but in terms of when I watch him doing interviews and various other things, we’re not dealing with Albert Einstein,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” Monday. “He can say what he wants but the fact is that this guy has not revealed his birth certificate, a lot of people agree with me.” Read more:
  • Son of a Gun: More Celebrities Than Ever Are Carrying Firearms

    09/27/2010 4:30:25 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 46 replies
    They might not be dangerous, but they're armed. Seeking an added layer of protection, more high-profile celebrities are seeking permits to carry guns in New York City, according to New York's Daily News. Among the big names licensed to pack heat: Marc Anthony, Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, and his son, Donald Jr., Mets third baseman David Wright, and Martha Stewart's daughter, radio host Alexis Stewart. Anthony, 42, has a special permit that allows him to carry a loaded weapon in the city, and has a similar permit for Nassau County, where he and Jennifer Lopez have a $2 million...
  • Star Wars: Robert De Niro vs. Mel Gibson

    09/11/2008 6:57:25 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 25 replies · 601+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    Star Wars: Robert De Niro vs. Mel Gibson Thursday , September 11, 2008 By Roger Friedman Star Wars: Robert De Niro vs. Mel Gibson Everyone in the movie business is buzzing about Robert De Niro walking off the set of "Edge of Darkness.” De Niro was back in New York Wednesday night for the premiere of “Righteous Kill” with Al Pacino. But he left “Edge of Darkness” abruptly last week after shooting one scene. His co-star was supposed to be Mel Gibson. It was that actor’s return to the screen after his poisonous 2006 arrest in Malibu that included an...
  • (Robert) De Niro Has (unwilling) Role in NYC Trans Fat Debate

    09/29/2006 11:14:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies · 2,015+ views ^ | September 29, 2006
    De Niro Has Role in NYC Trans Fat Debate NEW YORK -- Days after city health officials proposed outlawing trans fats in eateries, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the ban and tried to drag Robert De Niro into the debate because the actor's restaurants do not use the man-made oil. De Niro, an owner and investor in several culinary hotspots, went to City Hall on Thursday for a news conference related to his Tribeca Film Festival, but stayed for the mayor's general press briefing, at which Bloomberg was asked about the health department's trans fats ban. The proposal is raising questions...
  • My Darling, My Blood: Million Dollar Baby

    02/18/2005 1:10:19 PM PST · by mrustow · 129 replies · 3,749+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 18 February 2005 | Nicholas Stix
    If you give Million Dollar Baby half a chance, you're gonna cry. "You're gonna cry," the ticket-seller, a Spanish lady in her late fifties, told me. And she was right. Million Dollar Baby is about two kinds of hunger: The hunger for glory that gnaws at those who seemingly have no chance at it, and the hunger for the love that bonds a father and a daughter, even if the two are not father and daughter. Clint Eastwood is hot again. In 2003, his movie Mystic River, in which he did not act, was up for all of the major...
  • De Niro stands for Kerry even in Milan

    10/15/2004 5:53:50 AM PDT · by an italian · 28 replies · 741+ views
    Italian TV ^ | 15 october 2004 | an italian
    MILAN (Italy): “ I love Italy and I have a deep tie with my Italian roots.”. Robert De Niro began this way his journey in Italy (Milan and Rome), remembering his origins and his passion for the Italian Cinema (in particular for the movies by Fellini). De Niro is now in Italy not to receive the Italian honorary citizenship, but to present the Tribeca Festival, the review of independent cinema that he has founded in New York after September 11th, as a contribution to the cultural rebirth of the tormented city after the attacks at the Twin Towers. A type...
  • Celebrities Come Out for Big Kerry Fundraiser in Los Angeles (9/11 is also Bush's SAT scores)

    06/28/2004 2:46:04 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 71 replies · 2,708+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday June 28, 2004 | BrentBaker
    John Kerry raised about $5 million for his campaign at a couple of events in Los Angeles on Thursday night, the second of which featured performances by Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Billy Crystal and Willie Nelson. Amongst those who contributed in order to attend: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. Crystal "joked" about President Bush, according to multiple media accounts, "I realize that 9/11 is also his SAT scores." The New York Times touted how "the much-heralded highlight was the Barbra Streisand-Neil Diamond reunion duet, 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers,' which they had not performed...

    02/13/2004 6:19:37 AM PST · by presidio9 · 142 replies · 8,357+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 13, 2004 | Dick Johnson
    <p>FRISKY First Daughter Barbara Bush put on a belly-dancing show at Chelsea hot spot Viscaya early yesterday while imitating the undulating tummy of a sword-twirling Japanese dancer named Yoko. Bush jumped up and joined Yoko at the socialite-studded after-party for Jennifer Nicholson's fashion show, prompting partygoers to throw flowers and hundreds of dollars in cash at the feet of Bush and Yoko. Commenting on the trays of margaritas and Veuve Clicquot champagne delivered to Bush's table before her gutsy performance, one wag quipped, "I hope the Secret Service is driving her home." Socialites Amanda Hearst, Elisabeth Kieselstein-Cord and Tinsley Mortimer hosted the "Magic Carpet Ride"-themed bash and post-show supper at adjoining restaurant Sette. The glammy guests included Ivanka Trump (hand-in-hand with Q-Tip heir and "Born Rich" director Jamie Johnson), Muffie-Potter Aston, Somers Farkas, Kimberly Stewart and Robert De Niro's ex-wife, Grace Hightower. Nicholson, the thirtysomething designer daughter of Jack Nicholson, also showed off her boy toy, 24-year-old Warren Hode, the sole male model in her show.</p>
  • Robert De Niro diagnosed with cancer

    10/20/2003 5:12:44 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 13 replies · 173+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro (news), 60, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer (news - web sites), but his prospects for a full recovery are good, his publicist announced on Monday. "Doctors say the condition was detected at an early stage because of regular checkups," publicist Stan Rosenfield said in a statement. "Because of the early detection and his excellent physical condition, doctors project a full recovery." De Niro won an Oscar as best actor in 1981 for "Raging Bull," and was named best supporting actor in 1975 for his role in "The Godfather:...
  • Actor Robert De Niro has prostate cancer

    10/20/2003 4:49:48 PM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 68 replies · 431+ views
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor Robert De Niro has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his spokesman said Monday.</p> <p>De Niro's cancer was "detected at an early stage" due to regular check-ups, and doctors "project a full recovery," said spokesman Stan Rosenfield in a statement.</p>
  • Actor Robert De Niro has prostate cancer

    10/20/2003 3:54:10 PM PDT · by wheelgunguru · 6 replies · 153+ views
    cnn ^ | 10-20-03
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor Robert De Niro has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his spokesman said Monday.</p> <p>De Niro's cancer was "detected at an early stage" due to regular check-ups, and doctors "project a full recovery," said spokesman Stan Rosenfield in a statement.</p>