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  • The FRiday Night Movie - Plunder Road (1957)

    08/22/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 4 replies
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    This week's film is an underrated little gem of a heist flick from the late 1950s. A gang of robbers pull off a daring train robbery, and now must figure out how to smuggle several million dollars worth of gold out of the country before the law catches up with them. Starring Jeanne Cooper, Gene Raymond, and Elisha Cook, Jr.
  • 47 Movies We Can't Wait to See

    08/22/2014 3:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | August 22, 2014 | EW Staff
    "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies," "Interstellar," "Mockingjay," more luring us to the big screen through the end of the year
  • 'Dating Naked' contestant sues for $10 million after blur failed

    08/22/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 112 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2014 | Jason Hughes
    <p>According to the suit, Nizewitz signed on to the show before it had a name. She claims she was advised of the nudity, but was assured that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred. During one brief moment, though, during a "wrestling takedown" of her date, her crotch was allegedly flashed on the screen without blurring.</p>
  • Bender Shuts Down New Haven Line

    08/22/2014 10:46:37 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 15 replies
    Railpace Newsmagazine ^ | August, 2014 | staff
    On June 20 Metro-North's New Haven Line was shut down for nearly three hours as a result of a junior high student's cardboard robot having been left on an overhead bridge near the Metro-North station at Fairfield, CT. At About 5:30 a.m., a town street sweeper saw it and alerted the Fairfield police who, in turn called in MTA police and a State Police bomb squad and helicopter to seal off nearby streets and investigate; this action also caused M-NR to suspend service. It took the investigators nearly three hourse to realize that the "suspicious object" was merely a homemade...
  • Henry Rollins Slams Robin Williams For Suicide: If You Kill Yourself, You “Blew It”

    08/22/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 50 replies
    The Gossip Cop ^ | 08/21/2014 | Daniel Gates
    Rollins writes, “I am sure some will strongly disagree with what I’m about to say. And I also understand that his personal struggles were quite real. I can’t argue with that.” He adds: “But I simply cannot understand how any parent could kill themselves.”“How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children?
  • Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    08/21/2014 11:51:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | August 21, 2014 | Dana Ford
    Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later.
  • "Mythbusters" Drops Bellaci, Byron, and Imihara from Cast

    08/21/2014 7:32:40 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 43 replies
    Facebook | 8/22/14 | Me
    Now that's weird...about 15 minutes ago, Discovery Channel posted a message from the original "Mythbusters" duo of Adam savage and Jaime Hyneman. In it they wished the trio of Tory Bellaci, Grant Imihara, and Kari Byron a fond farewell and wished them "all the best". There were no announcements from Discovery about any problems or arguments with the three prior to this. In fact, the trio represented 'Mythbusters' at the Emmy Awards just this last week. No one saw this coming. Already, the response on the 'Mythbusters' Facebook page is off the charts. The fans of the show are giving...
  • ‘Doctor Who’ returns with a new season on BBC America (Aug 23)

    08/21/2014 6:37:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Okay, Whovians, your long wait is over. On August 23, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of the new season of the classic science fiction show, “Doctor Who.” It will introduce Peter Capaldi, 56, as the latest incarnation of the Doctor.
  • Linda Stasi: Robin Williams’ $30M alimony to ex-wives contributed to death [What did he owe them?]

    08/21/2014 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/21/2014 | Linda Stasi
    Did alimony kill Robin Williams? At least in part it sure did. Paying out over $30 million to ex-wives who were allowed to attach themselves to Williams’ bank account like comatose patients on feeding tubes would be enough to make Gandhi angry and depressed. While states are finally, gradually catching up to the modern age in terms of alimony (now they call it “maintenance” — as in “high maintenance”) the practice of men paying women because they once were married is not just primitive but, yes, sexist. Yeah, go ahead, call me anti-feminist, call me whatever you want, but the...
  • U.K. to Introduce Age-Based Rating System for Online Music Videos

    08/20/2014 5:54:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 20, 2014 8:10 AM EDT | By Richard Smirke, London
    Overtly sexual and explicit music videos distributed online are to carry advisory age ratings in the United Kingdom from October as part of a pilot scheme 'to help parents protect their children from graphic content,' British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday (Aug. 18). Cameron has previously attempted to crack down on pornography. The scheme commences Oct. 1 and will be implemented by YouTube and Vevo, working in association with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The U.K. arms of Sony, Universal and Warner Music have all given their support to the initiative, which will see will see record...
  • Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide Ending After 45 Years – Internet Kills Iconic Print Paperback

    08/20/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by Borges · 47 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 8/19/2014 | Pete Hammond
    Another print icon bites the dust. Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide will be the final edition of this film lovers’ guide, which started in 1969 under the title TV MOVIES. But in recent years, the annual guide, which now numbers 1,611 pages and features nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, has become a victim of the changing times and the way information is consumed by a new generation. The new edition, which comes out Sept. 2, is the last, bad news for many industry-ites and film lovers who used it religiously. “An entire generation has been raised to acquire all their...
  • Barack Obama Has Really Pissed Off Maggie Gyllenhaal

    08/20/2014 12:07:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Kaitlan Collins
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars in the new miniseries “The Honorable Woman” on the Sundance Channel, which centers on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has become increasingly disillusioned with Barack Obama. Gyllenhaal, who backed Obama’s presidency in both elections, said in a recent interview with Time magazine released Thursday that she used to really believe in the president, but now she’s “not sure what he believes in anymore.” “Look, I get it, I know. It’s a complicated job,” Gyllenhaal said. “I could never do it. But I hope for a leader who will stand up and be unpopular.” Gyllenhaal, who said she is...
  • 'SNL' Political Secrets Revealed: Hillary's "Entitlement," the Sketch Obama Killed, etc.

    08/20/2014 9:10:08 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/20/14 | Tom Shales and James Miller
    In an exclusive book excerpt, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and even Sarah Palin recount the inner battle between the left and right This story first appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. From Chevy Chase's bumbling commander in chief to Tina Fey's dim-witted veep wannabe, political satire always has been a part of Saturday Night Live. And over its 39 seasons, actual politicians have clamored to be in on the joke. President Ford, running for a second term against a peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter, appeared on the show's very first season, in April 1976, to...
  • Fox Passes On Comedy ‘Cabot College’, Produced By Tina Fey & Robert Carlock

    08/20/2014 6:10:01 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 30 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 8/18/14 | Nellie Andreeva
    It looks like no Fox pilots from this past season will make it to series after all. Back in May, then-Fox chairman Kevin Reilly didn’t pick up any of the five produced comedy pilots to series, instead upping the order of previously ordered Mulaney from 6 to 16 episodes. At the time, Reilly entered talks with Universal TV for a six-episode order to Matt Hubbard’s Cabot College, executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, considered the front-runner of the bunch.
  • The Outer Limits: The New Breed (1995)

    08/19/2014 12:25:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 19, 2014
    "The New Breed" is an episode from the first season of The Outer Limits revival series. It was originally telecast on June 23, 1995. It stars Richard Thomas. It is a cautionary tale about an experiment that goes too far. From the Wikipedia article: Dr. Stephen Ledbetter makes a technological and medical breakthrough when he creates a type of tiny machine, known as nanobots, capable of curing any disease or imperfections in the human body. Watch on HuluWikipedia (contains SPOILERS)IMDb (contains SPOILERS) The running time of the episode itself is 44:28 but there are commercials which add to that time.
  • My cat attacks me beyond belief watch you die laughing

    08/19/2014 12:18:49 PM PDT · by chkomze · 68 replies
  • Don Pardo, the Voice of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Dies at 96

    08/18/2014 9:30:51 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 36 replies
    Don Pardo, who literally introduced television viewers to some of America’s biggest stars and soon-to-be-stars as the longtime announcer for “Saturday Night Live,” died Monday in Tucson. He was 96.
  • 'The Expendables 3' tanks at the box office: 5 things that went wrong

    08/18/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Oliver Gettell
    "The Expendables 3" lived down to its title over the weekend as moviegoers shunned the third installment of the shoot-'em-up franchise featuring the action heroes of yesteryear. The movie grossed an estimated $16.2 million, falling short of Lionsgate's projected take of $20 million to $25 million and putting it in the No. 4 spot for the weekend. "The Expendables 3" also trailed the series' previous two movies, which debuted with $34.8 million and $28.8 million, both good for the No. 1 spot. What happened this time around?
  • Ron Howard Bathes In Saltwater, Offers Weirdo Directing Tips (Video)

    08/17/2014 10:29:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The director's offbeat tips help the Tribeca Film Festival announce next year's dates If you want to win an Oscar and have a 30+ year career in filmmaking, remember to take your daily saltwater bath. At the behest of the Tribeca Film Festival, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard offered up a number of offbeat tips for cinema success. The digital short was released today (Aug. 6) in conjunction with the festival's announcement of its April 15-26, 2015 dates. We won't spoil them, but we do suggest learning math, buying milk in bulk and putting stones in your shoes. Oh, and develop...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Egyptian"(1954)

    08/17/2014 12:09:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | Michael Curtiz
  • Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero

    08/17/2014 6:00:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/17/2014 | Rich Goldstein
    Superman is as American as apple pie, in that both have their origins in the Middle East. Apples, because they are thought to have been first domesticated in Turkey, and Superman, because of his oftentimes overlooked Jewish heritage. Superman’s possible Judaism shouldn’t be a surprise. The hero’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were the children of Jewish immigrants. The comic book industry, where they spent a significant portion of their young careers, was created in New York by Jews like Max Ginsburg, Bob Kahn, and Jacob Kurtzberg, who hid their ethnicity behind names like Gaines, Kane, and Kirby. Over...
  • Ashes and Diamonds - The Ambush

    08/15/2014 9:42:58 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
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    Opening scene from Andrez Wajda's classic film. World War 2 has just ended in Poland. The Germans are gone, but now Poland faces the prospect of life under the USSR. Commissars are being sent even now to take control of local government. A handful of Polish resistance fighters are determined to prevent that for as long possible. In Polish, with English subtitles.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Woman in the Window (1944)

    08/15/2014 9:23:17 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
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    This week's movie is a superb film noir directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson. Robinson is a middle-aged, straight-arrow professor whose momentary lapse in judgment draws him into a web of deceit, murder, and coverup. Co-starring Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, and Dan Duryea.
  • Honoring Ray Bradbury the goal of Waukegan group

    08/15/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Hinkel
    An effort is underway to honor one of Waukegan's favorite sons, the late science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury. Waukegan Public Library Executive Director Richard Lee said nearly all the details remain to be worked out beyond the basic idea -- a realistic statue or bust of Bradbury, who wrote evocatively of the fictional Green Town, a recognizable stand-in for his hometown. lRelated A history of Waukegan The effort echoes the push for a statue memorializing another Waukegan legend, comedian Jack Benny, a radio and early TV star honored with a downtown statue in 2001.
  • The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon Could Be Gay

    08/15/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 151 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/15 | Anna Silman
    The sexuality of fan favorite Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) has long been a source of speculation for Walking Dead fans, and in an interview with comicbook.com, series creator Robert Kirkman addressed the question directly. When asked whether Daryl's being homosexual was a possibility they had considered, Kirkman said, “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing … we’ll tackle it in the show.” The interviewer followed up...
  • Alison Camerota on CNN?

    08/14/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT · by Rich21IE · 24 replies
    Self
    CNN hired Alison Camerota?
  • Keith Olbermann trashing NY Daily News for Robin Williams front page reveals that he’s a hypocrite

    08/14/2014 5:29:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Bob Raissman
    Keith Olbermann is mad as hell at the Daily News for its Wednesday front page featuring the gaunt face of the late Robin Williams, which included the headline “HANGED” and subheads detailing the police report. The current sports Gasbag, and former political gadfly, said as much during a Wednesday rant on his late night ESPN2 show. Boiling his melodramatic soliloquy down to a few words, the front page was too graphic for him. It offended his sensibilities. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/raissman-keith-olbermann-trashing-ny-daily-news-robin-williams-front-page-reveals-hypocrite-article-1.1904100#ixzz3APqs0STa
  • PR Giant Edelman Apologizes for Calling Robin Williams' Death an 'Opportunity'

    08/14/2014 1:24:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    AdWeek ^ | 08/14/2014 | David Griner
    Edeman is usually tapped with helping brands avoid or disentangle themselves from public backlash, but the global PR firm instead found itself in the hot seat this week. At issue was a blog post from media relations strategy evp Lisa Kovitz, who said the suicide of comedian Robin Williams created a PR opportunity for groups advocating for better treatment of mental illness. "As we mourn the loss of Robin Williams to depression, we must recognize it as an opportunity to engage in a national conversation," she wrote. "His death yesterday created a carpe diem moment for mental health professionals and...
  • Robin Williams’ Wife Reveals Surprising Health Secret in Statement

    08/14/2014 12:02:04 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/144/2014 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, his widow revealed Thursday, days after the beloved actor and comedian was found dead of an apparent suicide. Susan Schneider said Williams’ “sobriety was intact” at the time of his death, and that he was struggling with “depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.”
  • Pennsylvania governor: End TV series ‘Amish Mafia’

    08/14/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 9:55 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series “Amish Mafia.” The statement says “Amish Mafia” is a “bigoted portrayal” of the religious sect and misrepresents the Amish in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County as a “crime-ridden culture.” …
  • Here Are Robin Williams’ 10 Most Underrated Performances

    08/14/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/14/2014 | Kyle Smith
    Everyone loved the Oscar-winning actor in Aladdin, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society, but some other great roles have received far too little attention in the wake of his shocking death. 10. Deconstructing Harry (1997) Williams’ only Woody Allen film is essentially a series of sketches in which Allen works out his demons. Williams is in the film for only a few minutes but he makes them count in a brilliant bit part as Mel, a film actor whose life is such a blur that he has literally gone out of focus. 9....
  • Legends- Book vs TV show

    08/13/2014 8:51:45 PM PDT · by RginTN · 4 replies
    Follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.
  • 'Survivor' editors go on strike, might delay premiere

    08/13/2014 3:41:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    EW.com ^ | August 14, 2014
    The editors have spoken: Just six weeks before the 29th cycle of Survivor is set to premiere, the long-running reality hit’s editing team has gone on strike.
  • What's Next For Robin Williams' Family And Estate?

    08/13/2014 1:36:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/13/2014 | Danielle and Andy Mayoras
    The initial shock of Robin Williams’ tragic death, from an apparent suicide, is giving way to reflections of his legacy and memory. Another question many people are asking is what happens next for his family. He was survived by his third wife, Susan Schneider, to whom he was married for three years, and three adult children from his prior two marriages, whose ages range from 25 to 31. There is a realistic fear that Williams’ death may have left them in financial distress. In an interview with Parade Magazine last year, Williams lamented how he had to change his lifestyle...
  • Robin Williams’ close friend reveals actor resented having to do new Mrs Doubtfire

    08/13/2014 1:07:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/13/2014 | Josie Ensor
    Robin Williams resented having to work on films such as the second Mrs Doubtfire but felt compelled in order to keep money coming in, a close friend of the actor has told the Telegraph. Williams, who had been working on four projects when he was believed to have taken his own life this week, was said to have been dreading making more films as they "brought out his demons". He had committed to starring in sequels to the hugely successful Mrs Doubtfire and Night in the Museum, as well as comedy Merry Friggin’ Christmas, and the drama Boulevard. But according...
  • Robin Williams’ Last Gift: Angering ISIS

    08/13/2014 8:03:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/13/2014 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    The Islamic State is omnipresent on Twitter these days, so it was curious to see the jihadists weighing in on the death of Robin Williams just as the rest of the world was last night.However, they weren’t as kind to the kafir, heavily citing the above hilarious sketch he did about jihad and the whole idea of getting 72 virgins upon martyrdom. For those who talk about the khanzer Robin Williams, you need to double check your Al-Wala’ Wal Bara’ aqeeda #ISIS http://t.co/jv09gajduT— Abu Bakr Al-Janabi (@Alansarialjanab) August 12, 2014   Those of you who say “RIP” to #RobinWilliams check...
  • ESPN Insider: Suspensions Creating "Minefield" For Shout Show Hosts

    08/13/2014 6:20:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Deadspin ^ | August 13, 2014 | Dave McKeena
    Education reformers often cite reducing suspensions in our nation's schools as a top priority. Lots of recent studies show that this form of punishment does more harm than good. They might do well to read some of those studies over at ESPN's Bristol campus, where the lords of discipline are now handing out suspensions at a rate that would make even an old school junior high principal wobble. Pundits tasked with discussing controversial topics on cue—and, above all, inspiring a reaction—are now worried not just about doing their jobs, but about not saying the wrong thing, even if no one...
  • Bacall, Truman and a Piano

    08/13/2014 2:48:39 AM PDT · by No One Special · 23 replies
    August 13, 2014 | Me
  • Actor had 'serious money troubles' after $30million divorce bills

    08/12/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2014 | Sara Nathan for MailOnline
    As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was 'nice to have a job where the checks will clear.' After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a 'renowned and slightly unhinged' advertising genius/madman....
  • What The Walking Dead Can Teach Pro-Lifers

    08/12/2014 9:16:24 PM PDT · by boatbums · 47 replies
    Christian Research Institute ^ | 06/17/2014 | Scott Klusendorf
    Season One of AMC’s The Walking Dead is gory, brutal, and not for the faint of heart. Yet I’m fascinated by it and think Christian apologists may want to give it a watch. I can live without the blood, thank you, and Episode 2 contains a graphic sex scene I chose not to watch. What grips me, nevertheless, is the drama of a tiny group of humans fighting to survive against overwhelming odds. This is not your daddy’s 1970s zombie film. Indeed, unlike those earlier offerings, this one has believable characters in a realistic location (Atlanta). Its realness is gripping....
  • 'TOS' Actress Arlene Martel Dies at 78

    08/12/2014 6:51:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    Star Trek News ^ | August 12, 2014 | Staff
    Arlene Martel, who Star Trek fans will remember for playing Spock's Vulcan bride, T'Pring in "Amok Time," died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. She was 78.
  • Ed Nelson, a Star of 'Peyton Place,' Dies at 85

    08/12/2014 6:31:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 12, 2014 | William McDonald
    Ed Nelson, a prolific actor who became a familiar face to American television audiences over 40 years, notably as a star of the prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place," died on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85. Asta Hansen, a daughter-in-law, confirmed the death. Handsome at six feet tall, Mr. Nelson had a prominent role on "Peyton Place" as Michael Rossi, a New York doctor who sets up practice in the fictional town of the show’s title and is quickly caught up in its romantic intrigues. The show, which ran from 1964 to 1969 on ABC, was widely regarded as...
  • Actress Lauren Bacall dead at 89: Bogart Estate

    08/12/2014 5:26:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    msn ^ | staff
    "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall," the estate said on a verified Twitter account. Bacall was married to Humphrey Bogart from the mid-1940s until his death in 1957. They had two children.
  • Photo via Imgur: "This is how I'll always remember Mr. Williams!..."

    08/12/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 12, 2014 | Contest Loser
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  • Bond, Bourne and the CIA – the legacy of Ian Fleming (died 50 years ago today)

    08/12/2014 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    BT ^ | Last updated: 11 August 2014, 17:04 BST | Chas Early
    He’s best remembered as the creator of James Bond, but before he became a successful author, Ian Fleming was a man of many parts. Something of a playboy in his younger years, he was a traveller and a linguist before he worked as a journalist and a stockbroker in the 1930s. At the outbreak of war, Ian Lancaster Fleming was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Intelligence Division, and worked at the Admiralty directly under the Director of Naval Intelligence Admiral John Godfrey. It was a role he found he had remarkable aptitude for, and he was to...
  • Robin Williams Had The Perfect Response When Troops In Kuwait Interrupted His Comedy Show In 2007

    08/12/2014 5:47:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2014 | PAUL SZOLDRA
    Robin Williams, the famed comedian and actor, died on Monday at age 63. He had a remarkable career, and was one of the funniest people of all time. But beyond his career of making people laugh — one of my favorites being his role as Vietnam-era radio personality Adrian Cronauer — his response in 2007 to troops in Kuwait who basically turned their back on him is one worth remembering. Williams was there for a USO tour for the soldiers, most of whom were either headed to Iraq or supporting combat troops already there. In the middle of a bit,...
  • Talk show hilarity with Robin Williams over the years

    08/12/2014 3:37:22 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | beaversmom
    Talk show hilarity with Robin Williams over the years:
  • Celebrities take to Twitter to salute Robin Williams

    08/11/2014 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    RIP Robin Williams.
  • 'Sons of Guns' star Will Hayden accused of child molestation

    08/11/2014 4:45:51 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 27 replies
    Foxnews ^ | August 11, 2014 | Diana Falzone
    Will Hayden, star of Discovery Channel’s hit series “Sons of Guns” was arrested for child molestation last Friday night by East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies, FOX411 has confirmed.
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ actor JJ Murphy dies just four days into filming his role

    08/11/2014 2:30:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:22 PM | Ethan Sacks
    Eighty six-year-old actor JJ Murphy died four days into filming his scenes for the upcoming fifth season of the show, the Belfast Telegraph reported. The Northern Irish theater vet, who was tapped as Ser Denys Mallister, the most senior member of the Night's Watch, died Friday after just having filmed his first few scenes for "Game of Thrones." He had been due to shoot more scenes. "We will not be recasting J.J. Murphy. He was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister we could have hoped for. And now his watch is ended," "Game of Thrones" executive producers D.B....