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  • Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

    07/16/2018 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | Staff
    His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers. Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old...
  • Rob Reiner: Mueller Indictments Make It ‘Crystal Clear the Trump Campaign Conspired with Russia’

    07/16/2018 7:07:59 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16, 2018 | Ian Mason
    Hollywood director Rob Reiner told followers Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking during the 2016 campaign makes it “crystal clear that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia in the attack on our Democracy.” Rob Reiner @robreiner It is now crystal clear that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia in the attack on our Democracy. At this point the only way Trump can avoid the consequences of his crimes is to invoke the Moron Defense. “I was too stupid to obstruct or conspire.” VOTE!!! 2:57 PM - Jul 13, 2018
  • Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe Earns a Measly $41,000 on Opening Weekend

    07/15/2018 4:27:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Tamar Auber
    Director Rob Reiner‘s new movie Shock and Awe is a movie about journalists. According to the movie’s description on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is “based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who ‘got it right’ in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White House’s justification for the conflict.” Yet, you would be forgiven for not knowing that because this weekend practically no one bought tickets to see the film, which opened in limited release on July 13th. According to Box Office Mojo, for...
  • Sinclair Broadcasting plans to launch streaming service: report

    07/15/2018 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Sinclair Broadcast Group is working on a streaming news service that could launch later this year, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday. The company has submitted a trademark application for a free streaming app, called STIRR, BuzzFeed reported. Sources familiar with the project told the news outlet that the app would offer local and national news, as well as other on-demand programming. A spokesperson for Sinclair declined to comment to BuzzFeed. The app would represent the latest effort from Sinclair to expand its reach.
  • The Kennedys - Denis Leary

    07/15/2018 11:04:23 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 13, 1993 | Denis Leary
    This is from Denis Leary's Unplugged special on MTV in 1993.
  • Alex Trebek sued by woman who claims his dog charged at her

    07/14/2018 4:59:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 13, 2018 | ARIEL SCOTTI
    What are, “legal bones to pick,” Alex? “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is being sued by a woman named Hanna Ketai who claims his “large black dog” ran from his property toward her, forcing her to fall near oncoming traffic earlier this month, according to TMZ. Ketai is now claiming in the suit she suffered physical, mental and emotional damages since the incident, affecting her ability to work, according to the entertainment site.
  • Scarlett Johansson Exits ‘Rub & Tug’ Amid Outcry Over Playing Trans Man

    07/13/2018 4:27:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 13, 2018 | Amanda N'Duka and Erik Pedersen
    Scarlett Johansson, who endured cries of whitewashing when she played the lead in last year’s Ghost in the Shell, this time has given in to public pressure. The actress today exited Rub & Tug, the Rupert Sanders-directed film in which she was to play the trans owner of a massage parlor. Johansson’s role in the project was met with immediate backlash from the transgender community and others who objected to her casting. Following the initial uproar, the actress responded with a statement to Bustle.com which read, “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity...
  • Roger Perry, Actor on 'Star Trek,' 'The Munsters' and 'The Facts of Life,' Dies at 85

    07/13/2018 3:27:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 13, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    Discovered by Lucille Ball, he also appeared in 'The Thing With Two Heads' and was married to actresses Jo Anne Worley and Joyce Bulifant. Roger Perry, the veteran character actor who guest-starred on a memorable episode of the original Star Trek and portrayed Eastland headmaster Charles Parker on The Facts of Life, has died. He was 85. Perry died Thursday night at his home in Indian Wells, California, after a battle with prostate cancer, his daughter, Dana Perry McNerney, told The Hollywood Reporter.
  • ‘View’ Hosts Melt Down, Lecture Republicans Who Support Trump As Part of His ‘Cult’

    07/13/2018 1:16:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 13, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    Friday, The View’s Hot Topics table, devolved into a shouting match between Republican hosts Meghan McCain and Tara Setmayer. The Never Trump, CNN commentator was a fill-in host for the day, and used the opportunity to air her grievances against Republicans who supported the President as part of a “cult.” McCain took issue with Setmayer’s rhetoric and the two sparred, as some of the liberal hosts chimed in to support Setmayer. Host Joy Behar led the segment by explaining Trump’s visit to the UK and his recorded interview with the British tabloid The Sun, where he derided Prime Minister Theresa...
  • Downton Abbey film confirmed to shoot this summer with series cast returning

    07/13/2018 8:45:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 13, 2018 | Catherine Shoard
    A big-screen transfer for Downton Abbey has been rumoured for almost as long as the show has been on television. But on Friday the movie was confirmed, with creator Julian Fellowes scripting, The Book Thief’s Brian Percival to direct and Universal Studios to distribute. Production will start later this summer, with a release next year likely. Plot details remain under wraps, but it is expected the action will pick up directly from the last season’s finale, which was set in 1926. “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans...
  • Olivia De Havilland’s ‘Feud’ Petition Denied By Cali Top Court; SCOTUS Next?

    07/13/2018 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    deadline.com ^ | July 12, 2018 3:12pm | by Dominic Patten
    EXCLUSIVE: Nine days after Olivia de Havilland turned 102, the California Supreme Court has rejected the two-time Oscar winner’s desire to have them review her feud with FX Networks and Ryan Murphy over her depiction in the Emmy winning 2017 Feud: Bette and Joan anthology. “It is a sad day for Miss de Havilland and for the legal system,” the Hold Back the Dawn actress’ primary lawyer Suzelle M. Smith said bluntly to Deadline today. While a blow, the terse and unexplained “petition denied” from the Golden State’s highest court Wednesday hasn’t completely TKO’d the Hollywood legend’s aim to see...
  • Palin Slams Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Pathetic’ Response, Demands CBS Decide Which Vets Groups(TR)

    07/13/2018 5:32:17 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 July, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin slammed what appeared to be a response from British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who’s on the defensive after apparently posing as a disabled military veteran for a prank interview. “Another list of unfunny lies, this time typewritten for all to see; a pathetic attempt to punk not just my daughter and me again, but now the public,” Palin wrote on Facebook Thursday. “Thank God people are wise to Hollywood’s BS & said, ‘Enough.’” Palin was responding to a tweet sent from the Twitter account of “Billy Wayne Ruddick,” the fictional character Cohan plays in his...
  • Blockbuster departs Alaska, leaving 1 store left in U.S.

    07/12/2018 7:11:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    A.P. ^ | July 12, 2018
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska >> Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the United States. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska.
  • George Lopez uses water bottle to pretend to urinate on Trump's star in Hollywood

    07/12/2018 6:55:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2018
    Comedian George Lopez was recently seen in a TMZ video emptying a small water bottle onto President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, acting as though he was urinating. It was unclear when the footage was taken, but the celebrity website posted the video Wednesday.
  • Abortion Activist Claims Trump is Turning America Into “The Handmaid’s Tale” By “Dehumanizing” Women

    07/11/2018 8:28:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    “The current season of The Handmaid’s Tale has been brutal. And so has America as of late,” the Daily Beast contributor Alex Zaragoza bemoaned to open her overwrought piece on why we should be worried that our country is turning into a dystopian feminist fiction. Since the premiere of Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel last year, liberals in the media have made a concerted effort to compare the feminist dystopia to current America, with Trump as leader. With the show being renewed for a second season this past Spring, it’s given the media ample more opportunities to gush how...
  • Actress Cynthia Nixon Holds Up a Wire Hanger as She Totally Misleads About Illegal Abortions

    07/11/2018 5:18:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 11, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Actress and politician Cynthia Nixon held up a wire coat hanger Tuesday to blast pro-lifers for wanting to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Cut reports Nixon, who is famous for her role in “Sex and the City,” spoke at a rally protesting President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court – a nominee who pro-lifers hope could be the deciding vote in restoring rights for unborn babies in America. Nixon is running for New York governor against Democrat incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who also is pro-abortion. Abortion has been a key issue in their campaigns. On Tuesday, while holding...
  • Classic sitcom Green Acres to be adapted as a Broadway-bound musical

    07/11/2018 4:19:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    EW ^ | July 11, 2018
    The latest classic TV show to get the musical treatment has been announced: CBS’s mid-60s hit Green Acres, about a married couple who’s made it in New York, only to return to the simple life on a country farm. The show is officially in the works after years of trying to get it off the ground; way back in 2012, Variety reported that a stage production of Green Acres was in the “beginning stages,” but nothing came of the effort. It’s finally come together as part of the launching of Center Stage Capital, Inc., a new entertainment company set to...
  • Meghan Markle is “Pleased” Ireland Voted to Kill Babies in Abortions

    07/11/2018 11:10:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 11, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    British royal bride Meghan Markle waded into the abortion debate Tuesday, supposedly by saying she was “pleased” that Ireland voted to repeal its constitutional protections for unborn babies. Markle and Prince Harry are visiting Ireland this week in their first official trip overseas as a married couple. The Irish Sun reports Markle allegedly expressed her support for abortion during a summer party with Irish political leaders and celebrities Tuesday at Glencairn. “A pleasure to meet Prince Harry & the Duchess of Sussex at the British Ambassador’s Residence this evening,” Irish political leader Catherine Noone wrote on Twitter. “The Duchess &...
  • Actress Amy Schumer Celebrates Abortion, “I Stand With Women Who Have Abortions”

    07/10/2018 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 10, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Amy Schumer echoed abortion activists’ worries about Roe v. Wade in light of President Donald Trump’s announcement of his next U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer, an actress, comedian and cousin of pro-abortion Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, is an outspoken abortion advocate and supporter of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion group in America. On Instagram on Monday, Schumer urged the U.S. Senate to reject Trump’s then-yet-to-be-named nominee and “protect” Roe v. Wade, which allows women to abort their unborn babies for basically any reason up to birth, Breitbart reports. “#OneInFour women will have an abortion. I stand with...
  • Activist Lizz Winstead: If You Oppose Abortion, “You’re Complicit in Ignoring the Humanity of Women”

    07/10/2018 5:30:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 10, 2018 | katie Yoder
    Comedian Lizz Winstead’s vocabulary to describe Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh consisted of one main word: “F—.” On Monday night, President Trump announced his pick for new Supreme Court justice: federal judge Kavanaugh. The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead took time out from a Janelle Monae concert to bash the new pick. Kavanaugh is “f—– up,” she began in a Facebook live video, and “it’s time we rally.” Then she turned to the media. “If you do not hear media people talking about the fact that this dude is literally the only candidate who had a vote on abortion,” she...