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  • Lena Dunham feels 'joyous' being heavier

    07/18/2018 5:52:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNN Entertainment ^ | July 12, 2018 | Lisa Respers France
    Lena Dunham got a lot of attention last year when she appeared in public looking svelte. Now the actress has said she is heavier and happier. The "Girls" star posted a split image of herself Wednesday showing her at 138 pounds in the past and now at 162 pounds. The 24 pounds has made a difference, Dunham said. (HILARIOUS-TWEET-AT-LINK) "On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work," the caption on the photo read. "Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only...
  • How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

    07/16/2018 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies ^ | 7/16/2018 | John Lott
    All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes. Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake. But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s...
  • On 'The View,' Meghan McCain defended Trump voters to the point of exhaustion: 'I literally can't'

    07/14/2018 6:40:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jon San
    The View is known for its heated discussions, but they’re usually between the liberal Joy Behar and conservative Meghan McCain. On Friday, McCain argued with conservative commentator Tara Setmayer, who said some Trump supporters are in a “cult” because they believe his every word. McCain quickly interjected, “Please stop saying that, please stop saying that.” Setmayer replied with “I stand by it. … There’s a large group of people who blindly follow what this man says. … That is a cult!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) McCain noted that Setmayer previously made a similar “cult” quip about the GOP. Only two weeks ago on...
  • Roseanne Rumored to be Coming Back to Television

    07/02/2018 6:55:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WIBC-FM ^ | July 2, 2018 | Tony Katz and The Morning News
    Roseanne Barr is already plotting her comeback after a racist tweet comparing Barack Obama senior advisor and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett to a monkey got her booted off the air. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barr is claiming she’s already had booking offers and one may be in the works. Speaking on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast, Barr hinted at a return to the small screen. “I’ve already been offered so many things, and I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do it. But we’ll see,” she said. ABC is currently working on...
  • New GOP campaign ad targets 'unhinged' Dems

    06/27/2018 10:08:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    The Republican National Committee is going after Democratic politicians and liberal celebrities in a new ad dubbing the left as "unhinged." The ad, released Tuesday, splices together sound bites from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), as well as several celebrities, to cast the modern Democratic Party as radical and — at times — violent. "A few years ago, ideas that we talked about were thought to be fringe ideas, radical ideas and extremist ideas," Sanders can be heard saying in the ad, as images of burning cars and graffiti promoting...
  • Yellowstone (TV Series)

    06/21/2018 11:43:59 PM PDT · by Boomer · 46 replies
    IMDB ^ | 6/21/18 | None
    Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny - where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world's largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst...
  • 15 surprising ways North Korea could become rich

    06/18/2018 6:27:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    love money ^ | June 18, 2018
    Hard-up North Korea has so much to gain from denuclearising and becoming part of the civilised world. The hermit kingdom was actually wealthier than the now-affluent South before the Korean War, and is blessed with everything from abundant mineral resources and oil reserves to fertile agricultural land and stunning tourist-friendly beaches, as noted by President Trump. With this in mind, here are 15 industries that could make North Korea very rich indeed. Tourism During their historic summit in Singapore this month, President Trump showed Kim Jong-un a video extolling the virtues of tourism. “They have great beaches,” President Trump told...
  • Koreans Want Peace, Do Liberal Pundits Want War?

    06/16/2018 9:49:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Real News ^ | June 16, 2018 | Aaron Mate
    In decrying the Singapore summit and Trump’s freeze on U.S. military exercises, liberal pundits are ignoring popular opinion and years of peace activism in South Korea, says Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ Story Transcript AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. The peace efforts underway on the Korean Peninsula are widely popular on the Korean Peninsula. In South Korea, polls show overwhelming support for this week’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong un. That sentiment was reinforced when just after the summit the party of South Korean leader Moon Jae-in scored a massive victory in local...
  • ‘Housewives’ say Bravo keeps the booze flowing

    06/16/2018 2:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 16, 2018 | Dana Schuster
    Aviva Drescher, who starred on Seasons 5 and 6 of “Real Housewives of New York,” said the show’s production team could sometimes go too far with their eagerness to liquor up the cast. She recalled the time a producer phoned ahead of filming and asked her to take a shot of alcohol with castmate Ramona Singer during a reconciliation scene at a restaurant. “I told the head producer, ‘I don’t want to do a shot. Can you just fill it with water?’ ” said Drescher, 47, who grew up with an alcoholic mother and says she had never taken a shot...
  • Advertisers Yank Their Spots from Samantha Bee’s Foul TBS Show

    06/11/2018 4:02:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Conservative Free Press ^ | Jue 9, 2018 | Andrew
    Unlike Roseanne Barr, so-called “comedian” Samantha Bee will apparently be allowed to keep her show on the air after making offensive, profane comments about the First Daughter, Ivanka Trump. Bee, who came under a tidal wave of criticism last week when she casually referred to Ivanka as a “feckless c*nt” apologized to viewers on Wednesday night, insisting that she was on a crusade to take the C-word “back” for feminists. She acknowledged, however, that the way she used the word on last week’s program was not a great example of that reclaiming effort.
  • [VIDEO]: Sopranos MadTV Spoof (A little Friday fun)

    06/08/2018 10:49:50 AM PDT · by Maceman · 12 replies
    The Sopranos edited for broadcast TV. This always cracks me up. Best Tony Soprano impersonation ever. [2:55]
  • My Life-Changing Switch to Only TV Shows That Feature Real Black Lives

    06/08/2018 10:56:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Yes! Magazine ^ | June 7, 2018 | Zenobia Jeffries
    Three years ago, I made a commitment to watch only television shows that featured Black actors, writers, and directors. More on that, but first you need to know my backstory. Saved by the Bell was my favorite television show as a teenager, and Pretty in Pink one of my favorite movies. Although, it was probably Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s “If You Leave” on the film’s soundtrack that made me like it more than I might have otherwise. Saved by the Bell’s Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) was definitely my teenage heartthrob. The favorite part of my after-school routine was watching...
  • ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Criticizes ABC For Hiring Roseanne Barr In The First Place

    06/08/2018 7:43:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | June 7, 2018 | Marina Fang
    He and the network reportedly clashed over a “Black-ish” episode that addressed NFL players protesting during the national anthem. Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s “Black-ish,” on Wednesday questioned why the network chose to reboot comedian Roseanne Barr’s show in the first place, given her history of promoting conspiracy theories alongside racist, transphobic and Islamophobic tweets. After praising ABC president Channing Dungey and Disney CEO Bob Iger for acting swiftly to end Barr’s show last week after she posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, longtime adviser to former President Barack Obama, Barris noted that network executives should have known...
  • TBS to increase oversight of Samantha Bee’s show after use of slur about Ivanka Trump

    06/06/2018 5:27:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/18 | Brett Samuels
    TBS is expected to increase network oversight on Samantha Bee’s show after the comedian drew scrutiny last week for making a vulgar comment about Ivanka Trump. A source told The Hollywood Reporter that network management will work with Bee and the crew on her show “Full Frontal” to prevent future incidents that could alienate advertisers or spark backlash. The comedian sparked a firestorm last week when she called Trump a "feckless c---" during a segment on her show about the Trump administration enforcing a policy that separates migrant children from their families. Bee reportedly had full creative license on the...
  • 'Roseanne' shows what the media got wrong about Trump voters

    06/03/2018 11:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 31, 2018 | Matt Bai
    It took only a few hours for ABC and just about everyone else who was in business with Roseanne Barr to cut all ties to the comedian, saying they were shocked and outraged by her hateful tweeting. This had to be more laughable than any of the gags on her resurgent sitcom. After all, Barr has never been anything other than what she is now: a talented and addled provocateur who will say or do almost any outrageous thing — butcher the national anthem, mock the Holocaust, run for president or prime minister of Israel — just to get people...
  • Samantha Bee Can’t Afford to Lose Any (More) Sponsors – Just Look at Her TV Ratings

    06/03/2018 11:56:59 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 31, 2018 @ 12:30 PM | Tony Maglio
    Samantha Bee’s apology for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c–t” was too little, too late for sponsor Autotrader. The “Full Frontal” host can’t really afford to lose any more advertisers, because based on the below TV ratings, TBS has already absorbed a blow in ad revenue generated by her weekly time slot. Year-to-date, Bee’s Nielsen ratings are down 34 percent among adults ages 18-49, which is the demographic most-coveted by primetime advertisers. Isolating just millennials, a label assigned to adults ages 18-34, she’s shed a whopping 47 percent — or nearly half — of her 2017 viewership. In terms of...
  • Disney/ABC Should Merge with Starbucks and the NFL

    06/03/2018 7:31:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Disney/ABC, Starbucks, and the NFL should merge, as they are this week’s prime example of how to drive away customers while engaged in absurd CEO virtue signaling. ABC/Disney I never watch television. Its news is a waste of time, with well-groomed, overpaid readers and hokey camera coverage that takes an hour to cover what 10 minutes of a well-written article can better convey. Take the news coverage itself: The EU is falling apart, the talks with North Korea are on and it looks like war will be averted and another country denuclearized, and the Mueller investigation seems more ridiculous than...
  • TV's imported comedians often stumble while trying to 'fix' America (Samantha Bee, etc.)

    06/01/2018 5:57:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    In theory, the foreign-born comedians on America's late-night comedy and satire shows are supposed to provide a fresh, outsider’s perspective on the news in their adopted homeland. But in practice, these imported jokesters often seem to pander to their liberal audiences -- and that typically means unleashing vile attacks on the Trump administration. These comedians include Canadian-born Samantha Bee, British-born John Oliver and James Corden, and South African-born Trevor Noah. Out to 'fix' America Bee, 48, who acquired U.S. citizenship in 2014, is the latest example of comedians going too far in a bid to score cheap political points. She...
  • 'Three's Company' actor Peter Mark Richman reveals what it was like working with Suzanne Somers,...

    06/01/2018 9:37:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Stephanie Nolasco
    Full title: 'Three's Company' actor Peter Mark Richman reveals what it was like working with Suzanne Somers, Sophia LorenIn 1952, Peter Mark Richman left a $35 a week job as a pharmacist in Pennsylvania to follow the bright lights of Hollywood — and now he’s telling all. The actor, 91, has over 500 TV appearances under his belt for numerous hit shows, including “Twilight Zone,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Star Trek,” just to name a few. As a notorious villain on screen, he’s managed to die in every possible way on camera. And Richman also found success appearing in numerous films...
  • Roseanne Barr hints she may challenge cancellation of hit show

    05/31/2018 9:43:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/31/2018
    The day after ABC pulled the plug on her No. 1 show over a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter with a vengeance. The embattled comic hinted she may challenge the cancellation, tweeting to her fans Wednesday, "you guys make me feel like fighting back. I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U [sic]." Barr created a firestorm this week when she posted a tweet likening former Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Barr originally said her tweet about Jarrett was "indefensible" and begged for forgiveness, reports CBS News correspondent...