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  • What Did Peter Hunziker Say That Got Him Fired From 'Below Deck'?

    06/18/2020 1:24:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.distractify.com ^ | 06-17-2020 | By Devan McGuinness
    Another Bravo celebrity is being called out over statements they made that show their true colors. Peter Hunziker is the latest reality TV celebrity to be fired over posting remarks that were both sexist and racist. Not only has he been fired from Below Deck Mediterranean, he's being edited out as much as possible in the season that is currently airing. So, what did Peter Hunziker say that put him in this position? Peter Hunziker has been fired from 'Below Deck'. On June 17, Bravo announced they were firing Peter Hunziker from Below Deck, effectively immediately. In a post on...
  • 6 More Reasons To Cancel ‘Looney Tunes’ Besides Elmer Fudd’s Gun

    06/17/2020 8:32:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 17, 2020 | Rich Cromwell
    It’s not just the guns, almost every aspect of the cartoon series means it deserves to be canceled.“Looney Tunes” is back, this time on HBO Max, but with one major difference from the original series. In this iteration, when Elmer Fudd goes after Bugs Bunny, he won’t be armed with a rifle, but a scythe. Because if there’s one thing that doesn’t suggest a violent and bloody demise, it’s a scythe.In explaining the change, executive producer Peter Browngardt said, “We’re not doing guns. But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered...
  • Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson And More Encourage White People To Call Out Racism In NAACP’s #ITakeResponsibility Campaign

    06/11/2020 9:09:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 11, 2020 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    The NAACP has teamed with Tommy Oliver and Adam Platzner of Confluential Content (OWN’s Black Love, Sony’s The Perfect Guy, Sundance Award Winner Kinyarwanda) for #ITakeResponsibilty, a new campaign launched today that encourages White people to call out racism and commit to supporting Black lives. #ITakeResponsibilty kicked off today with a forward PSA featuring Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Aly Raisman, Bethany Joy Lenz, Bryce Dallas Howard, Debra Messing, Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux, Kesha, Mark Duplass, Piper Perabo and Stanley Tucci as they took responsibility for the ways they’ve perpetuated racism through silence or inaction, and their...
  • Don’t Abolish The Police Procedural Entertainment

    06/08/2020 8:13:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 8, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    As the protests condemning the tragic death of George Floyd continue and the opportunistic riots rage on, the media has turned against the entire concept of the police with a vengeance. As such, several media outlets have decided to attack a staple of the American television landscape – police procedurals. With recent unjust demonization of the police as a whole becoming a popular political stance from the woke crowd, their positive portrayal on television has come under fire. Some have argued that the issue with this sub-genre of shows is their focus on the perspectives of their police protagonists at...
  • Little House on the Prairie's Melissa Gilbert Calls Trump and his supporters racist

    06/07/2020 7:18:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 124 replies
    Instagram ^ | June 7, 2020 | Melissa Gilbert
    We Hate Trump like you hated President Obama. However, we hate Trump because he is racist. You hated Obama because you are racist.
  • Hollywood Gobsmacked By California Governor’s Plan To Potentially Reopen Production Soon

    05/25/2020 12:17:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom sees the state as mere days away from new guidelines to further open up from the coronavirus pandemic, but entertainment industry insiders are feeling broadsided by today’s announcement. “WT [Expletive]?” said one top cable executive to Newsom today announcning he would reveal plans on May 25 that could spur shuttered film and TV production back to work sooner rather than later. “Have they talked to the unions, because I don’t think that’s going to jive with them,” the exec added. “We’ll look at the guidelines when they come out on Monday,” a spokesperson for the WGA...
  • In Compelling Story About Motherhood, ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Explores Blossoming Of Identity Politics In 1990s

    05/25/2020 10:46:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Libby Emmens
    In 'Little Fires Everywhere,' it’s interesting to see the '90s reflected from this distance of more than 20 years. But the identity politics is suffocating. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington face off as the opposite kind of mom in Hulu’s new “Little Fires Everywhere,” a series based on the popular book by Celeste Ng. The two women’s lives intersect in the small, idyllic, town of Shaker, Ohio. One mother is drawn to Shaker for the good school district, while the other has been there her entire life, and her legacy comes with power and influence. While the show is about...
  • Tony Shalhoub Revives His ‘Monk’ Character; Reveals He Had COVID-19

    05/12/2020 10:04:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 12, 2020 | Denise Petski
    It was a Monk revival of sorts in the first episode of Peacock’s At-Home Variety Show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. In the episode titled “Mr. Monk Shelters In Place”, Tony Shalhoub reprised his memorable titular germophobic character Adrian Monk, whom you might guess is having a tough time during the coronavirus quarantine. At the end of the video, Shalhoub appears as himself, revealing that he and his wife, Brooke, had both tested positive for coronavirus and have since recovered. “It was a pretty rough few weeks, but we realize that so many other people have and had it a lot...
  • From PepsiCo to GM, Big Advertisers Set to Cancel Commitments to TV Networks

    05/12/2020 8:56:03 AM PDT · by abb · 92 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2020 | Suzanne Vranica
    Big advertisers from General Motors Co. to PepsiCo Inc. to General Mills Inc. are seeking to walk back spending commitments they made to broadcast and cable networks, a dynamic that is testing the industry’s five-decade-old way of doing business. TV ad spending fell in the initial weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but was insulated from an even bigger drop. That is because the majority of the roughly $42 billion spent on national TV ads in the U.S. is bound by contractual commitments that are made well in advance of a new TV season, which starts each September. Under those “upfront”...
  • ‘Reno 911’ Makes A Seamless Transition To Quibi, Harkening Back To Funnier Times

    05/02/2020 10:18:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 2, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    They don't make television comedies like they used to, and few were ever made as brilliantly as "Reno 911." They don’t make television comedies like they used to, and few were ever made as brilliantly as “Reno 911,” the jewel of Comedy Central’s glorious mid-aughts lineup. But it’s back, and better than pretty much every new comedy on air right now, despite clocking in around seven minutes an episode. In these trying times, happiness is an elusive sensation. The unbridled joy I felt one minute into the reboot’s premiere, having realized “Reno 911” is returning to us in fine form,...
  • Enough With The Sappy Coronavirus TV Ads

    04/27/2020 8:12:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 141 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | David Marcus,
    A new kind of television advertisement has crept into our collective consciousness here in the age of virus. In an effort to show that they care, and you know, sell stuff, major corporations are inundating the airwaves with saccharine-sweet, super-sincere TV spots that are not a little bit dystopian. Indeed, the virus, it seems, is inescapable even when we cut to a few words from our sponsors. You’ve all seen them. They include phrases like, “In this time, more than any other,” or “As we all rise to the challenge,” or “Stay safe, stay home.” The last one is particularly...
  • In ‘Mrs. America,’ Hollywood Once Again Fails To Understand Conservative Women

    04/27/2020 7:48:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | Sarah Weaver
    To Hollywood, Schlafly was either a confused victim suffering from a chronic case of Stockholm syndrome or a purely evil, power-hungry denigrator of women — or both. In Hulu’s recent biopic “Mrs. America,” the fourth episode of which was released Wednesday, Hollywood attempts to depict the two sides of the women’s liberation movement. This again only proves how much it misunderstands conservative women.The miniseries tells the story of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), highlighting high-profile female proponents and opponents. Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and others are among the featured proponents, while Phyllis Schlafly and her band of activist...
  • The Average American Is Streaming 8 Hours of Content Daily — Report

    04/14/2020 8:19:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Indiewire ^ | April 14, 2020 | Tyler Hersko
    Believe it or not, streaming has become more popular as people continue to hole up indoors. The average person is streaming eight hours of content per day and has logins for at least four streaming services, according to a new study from OnePoll. The research firm’s new study, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, found the average person has access to four streaming services, while 38 percent of poll respondents said they logged into five or more platforms. There has been no shortage of reports about the increased interest in streaming film and television as more Americans practice social...
  • What's Your Favorite Old T.V. Show Intro?

    04/13/2020 6:26:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 378 replies
    4/13/2020 | Me
    So I'm out doing my regular stuff,and see a lot of masked people,Reminded me of an old T.V. Show.The Lone Ranger.What's Your Favorite Old T.V. Show Intro,Theme?
  • Elites Hate Phyllis Schlafly Because She Defeated Them From Home With Six Kids In Tow

    04/13/2020 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Colleen Holmes Holcomb
    Unable to defeat Schlafly in life, cultural elites in Hollywood are now attacking her posthumously in the brazenly dishonest 'Mrs. America' series.> Liberal cultural elites have had it out for Phyllis Schlafly since she defeated the Equal Rights Amendment in 1979. Now, producers of the FX/Hulu series “Mrs. America” have hypocritically done to Schlafly exactly what the women’s liberation and Me Too movements complain “the patriarchy” does to women it cannot control: rape and defile them. The so-called Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, was a perfect Hollywood cause. It allowed supporters to appear pro-woman, while Hollywood knew the amendment posed...
  • how COVID-19 is impacting TV viewership and advertising

    04/13/2020 8:31:22 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 57 replies
    iSpotTV ^ | 4/13/20 | website
    Many brands and organizations have quickly responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with relevant creatives and new sales, deals and calls to action. We will continue to refresh and add creatives to this page throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Why did CBS cancel ‘Hawaii Five-O?’

    03/19/2020 5:21:59 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 86 replies
    Centraljersey.com ^ | March 16, 2020 | Submitted Content
    Question: I want to know why Hawaii Five-O has been canceled. It’s been a hit since its first episode 10 years ago. It makes no sense to have a show that is so good and has great ratings to be canceled. —Mary Matt Roush: Networks don’t always feel compelled to give a “why” when it comes time to ending a long run, but it usually has a lot to do with the business of show. While Hawaii is popular, and does well in the international market, any show becomes increasingly expensive over the long haul when it comes to renewing...
  • King Donald Henry VIII and Trump (Barf Alert)

    03/18/2020 4:14:24 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Channel 5 ^ | 3/16/2020 | Channel 5 UK
    How will history judge Donald Trump? This film offers a fresh perspective on the question by setting his life side by side with Henry VIII’s to tell their stories in parallel. It’s a comparison that may seem far-fetched, but one that sheds surprising new light on Donald, as leading historians and Trump-watchers investigate how the two men’s respective characteristics connect them across centuries.
  • The Bachelor's Peter Weber and Madison Prewett have SPLIT ... just two days following the show's live finale where his mother verbally sparred with her

    03/13/2020 7:26:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2020 | Tracy Wright and Adam S. Levy
    In yet another shocking twist, it's over between The Bachelor's Peter Weber and Madison Prewett. The couple, who had a dramatic reunion on the live finale of the ABC series earlier this week (after Weber's abrupt split from Hannah Ann Sluss) has broken up, both confirmed on Instagram Thursday. 'Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further,' the star of season 24 of the ABC show said on the site. 'Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that...
  • BLOOMBERG BROADCAST SUNDAY NIGHT

    03/01/2020 5:53:28 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 48 replies
    Myself | 03-01-2020 | Captain Peter Blood
    Well I just saw the State of the Nation Broadcast by Mike Bloomberg. AKA Mini Mike, Lord Dark Helmet. I thing the thing self-serving, arrogant, along with condescending and patronizing at the same time. He took a backward to slap to Trump and the administration for their handling of the Coronavirus. He also intimated he could have done better and the nation would have been prepared under him. I contest all of his assumptions, there is no way to prepare and deal with a pandemic once it is out there, there is just not enough medical facilities , etc., we...