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  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opens at Disney in 2019

    12/18/2018 2:34:17 PM PST · by Simon Green · 7 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 12/18/18 | Lindsay Brookshier,
    One of the main attractions of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the interactive Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run ride, pictured here. The “galaxy” is coming to Southern California and Orlando, Florida, in 2019. It’s not quite so far, far away anymore. Star Wars Land — officially known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — is coming to Disneyland in summer 2019 and Walt Disney World in fall 2019. Here’s the scoop on how Disney theme parks do “Star Wars” from a expert. A new planet Walt Disney Imagineering, the group behind the designs of the Disney theme parks, has...
  • NCIS and NCIS-LA – Camouflage and Christmas Lights – Duck the Halls

    12/18/2018 12:46:52 PM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    With infinite gratitude to the military who is out there protecting us, while we're home celebrating the season. The Robertson Family's "Camouflage and Christmas Lights" for NCIS and NCIS-LA. And for the Tom Lehrer enthusiasts, "Table of Elements" for NCIS.
  • Peter Jackson’s WWI Doc ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Breaks Fathom Events B.O. Records With $2.3M

    12/18/2018 11:29:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 18, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, which Warner Bros. acquired global rights to following the pic’s BFI London Film Fest premiere in October, drew an impressive $2.3M at last night’s Fathom Event which took place in 1,122 theaters over two showtimes (4pm & 7pm). Fathom reports that They Shall Not Grow Old was their largest event year-to-do date at the B.O. out of 160, their largest documentary ever and the fourth largest event of all-time at the domestic B.O. Cineplex Event Screens showed the doc in Canada.
  • Penny Marshall, who played feisty Laverne in 'Laverne & Shirley' before directing movies, dies at 75

    12/18/2018 11:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 41 replies ^ | 12/18/2018 | Dennis Mclellan
    Penny Marshall, who costarred as a Milwaukee brewery worker in the top-rated 1970s and ’80s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a director of hit movies such as “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died. She was 75. Marshall died peacefully on Monday night in her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes, Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for Marshall’s family, told The Times on Tuesday.
  • Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'

    12/17/2018 6:54:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2018 | Gary Baum
    In 1976, 16-year-old model Babi Christina Engelhardt embarked on a hidden eight-year affair with the 41–year-old filmmaker that mirrors one of his most famous movies. Now, amid the #MeToo reckoning and Allen’s personal scandals, she looks back with mixed emotions on their relationship and its unequal dynamic. Sixteen, emerald-eyed, blond, an aspiring model with a confident streak and a painful past: Babi Christina Engelhardt had just caught Woody Allen's gaze at legendary New York City power restaurant Elaine's. It was October 1976, and when Engelhardt returned from the ladies' room, she dropped a note on his table with her phone...
  • Elementary Cancelled After 7 Seasons

    12/17/2018 5:51:21 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    TV Line ^ | December 17, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Elementary‘s forthcoming seventh season will be its last, CBS announced Monday. “A lot of parties came together and talked about their positions on the show — both in terms of business and in terms of creative — and we all decided that this was an opportune time to say goodbye to a show that has been very, very good to us,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said in a statement to our sister site Deadline. Added EP Carl Beverly: “[Series creator] Rob [Doherty] set out to tell a story, and it feels like he has accomplished what he had set...
  • Woman says affair with Woody Allen began when she was 16

    12/17/2018 1:10:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Andrea Park
    A woman who says she was just 16 when she became Woody Allen's mistress in the 1970s is speaking out. Babi Christina Engelhardt, who says she was a teen model when she met the famed director in 1976, opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about her alleged eight-year affair with the "Annie Hall" filmmaker. Engelhardt, who now goes by Christina Engelhardt, told THR that she met Allen at the restaurant and celebrity hotspot Elaine's and gave him her phone number. She said soon, Allen, who was 41 at the time, called her and invited her to his Fifth Avenue penthouse...
  • Disney fires actor after police say he tried to meet a 13-year-old for sex

    12/17/2018 12:20:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 7:37 PM, December 16, 2018 | Staff
    Actor Stoney Westmoreland has been dropped from his recurring role on the Disney Channel show “Andi Mack” after being arrested by police in Salt Lake City, according to a Disney Channel statement. A probable cause affidavit states Westmoreland, 48, used a dating app to chat with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old boy. The affidavit goes on to state the actor used the app to send explicit pictures and to arrange a meeting for sex. When Westmoreland arrived at the arranged spot, he was arrested by Salt Lake City Police and members of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force....
  • Channing Dungey Joins Netflix As VP Original Content, Will Work With Shonda Rhimes, the Obamas (tr)

    12/17/2018 10:21:02 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 17, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Following weeks of speculation, outgoing ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey is officially joining Netflix in a senior leadership role as Vice President of Original Content, reporting to Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content. She is expected to start in February. In this newly created role, Dungey will partner with Holland in setting strategy for Netflix’s original series and will oversee a large and key portion of the slate, including some of the company’s overall deals with such top writer-producers as Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan, Kenya Barris, Steven DeKnight, Marti Noxon, as well as Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground...
  • Blackhawks' mascot body slams fan after being attacked at United Center

    12/17/2018 7:34:09 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2018 | Pete Blackburn
    In what might be the greatest example of the current state of the Chicago Blackhawks, the team's mascot got into a legitimate fight with a fan at United Center this weekend. Chicago police say that a fan attacked Tommy Hawk, punching the mascot in the face and trying to put the giant bird into a headlock following Chicago's overtime loss to the Jets on Friday.. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the alleged attacker was as a white man between 18 and 20, about 5-foot-5 and 160 pounds. The man inside the Tommy Hawk costume wasn't having any of the...
  • Star Wars - Coventry Carol - Annie Lennox

    12/17/2018 7:46:02 AM PST · by mairdie · 11 replies
    The newer Star War movies - Annie Lennox's "Coventry Carol." She's one of my favorite female singers. And since I'm an old Star Wars fan, and always had trouble understanding the plot of the new Star Wars, there's always "Weird Al" Yankovic to help interpret them with "The Saga Begins".
  • Weak 15: Empty Seats Abound, As the NFL Season Winds Down

    12/17/2018 7:32:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | 16 Dec 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    There are only two more weekends of regular season NFL play after this weekend. However, for many teams Week 15 has become Weak 15, as many fans have once again decided to stay home. If the reaction of the fans is any indication, the most ridiculed team of the league for attendance this weekend is the Cincinnati Bengals. Many fans took to Twitter to comment on the sparse attendance at Cincy’s Paul Brown Stadium, when Oakland Raiders came to town:
  • Debate over which films are Christmas movies continues to 'Die Hard'

    12/17/2018 6:47:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 16, 2018 | Ethan Sacks
    It's December, and that means it's time for the annual debate among movie lovers over whether films such as "Die Hard" and "Gremlins" deserve to be classified as Christmas movies. "Die Hard" screenwriter Steven de Souza thinks there shouldn't be any doubt: He co-wrote a script chock full of Christmas jokes and references, down to the "Season's Greetings" gift tape that Bruce Willis' heroic cop, John McClain, uses to hide his gun on his back in the climax. "I do get offended, because what is your benchmark?" de Souza said of the debate. "Is it because 'Die Hard' came out...
  • Why ‘Mortal Engines’ Is the New Top Blockbuster Bomb of 2018 Box Office

    12/17/2018 5:57:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 16, 2018 | Jeremy Fuster
    After Thanksgiving weekend, it looked like the Lionsgate movie “Robin Hood” would be the biggest blockbuster bomb of the 2018 box office. But the Sherwood Forest revamp has now been dethroned by Universal/Media Rights Capital’s “Mortal Engines,” an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s sci-fi dystopian novel that opened to a mere $7.5 million domestically this weekend. Most of this year’s box office flops have been mid-budget releases like “Annihilation” and “The Hurricane Heist,” rather than blockbusters with $100 million-plus budgets like 2017’s “Ghost in the Shell.” “Robin Hood” was the closest to that budget mark with a reported budget of around...
  • ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush Of Inappropriate Behavior

    12/16/2018 6:24:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 16, 2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone has come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior against Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, who was accused last year of another case of misconduct. Stone said that she has been afraid to talk about her experiences with Rush who she starred in a stage production of The Diary of a Madman in 2010 and 2011. According to an interview with the New York Times, she said that he danced naked in front of her, used a mirror to watch her shower and sent erotic text messages. At the time, Stone was 25...
  • Starsky and Hutch - Rudolph Drank the Moonshine - Jug Mountain Boys

    12/16/2018 2:40:38 PM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    One of my favorite old shows, Starsky & Hutch for Jug Mountain Boys' "Santa Drank the Moonshine." Mostly from the "Moonshine" episode. And to keep the humor going, Tom Lehrer's "Masochism Tango" for Avon in Blakes 7.
  • Michael Weatherly's NCIS Co-Stars Defend Him in Wake of Bull Scandal (tr)

    12/16/2018 9:06:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    TV Line ^ | December 15, 2018 | Rebecca Iannucci
    In the wake of recent reports that Bull star Michael Weatherly made lewd comments to co-star Eliza Dushku on set, two of Weatherly’s former NCIS castmates are coming to his defense. According to a Dec. 13 report by The New York Times, Dushku was poised to become a series regular on Bull after joining the CBS drama late in Season 1 as defense attorney J.P. Nunnelly. But Dushku said that Weatherly repeatedly made demeaning and crude comments about her during her time on the show, and when she lodged a formal complaint with the network, she was written off the...
  • Live from Thailand: Miss Universe Pageant - 7PM Tonight on FOX - First Trans Contestant Ever

    12/16/2018 4:23:38 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 36 replies
    Miss Universe Official ^ | 12/16/18 | N/A
    LIVE! Pageant starts at 7PM through 10PM ET tonight on FOX. First Trans contestant, Angela Ponce of Spain, expected to be a Semifinalist (ugly as a toad, and she has a d*ck, but Las Vegas bookies have places her odds as winning the whole thing to be quite high). Look also for a lot of "TRUMP BASHING" if any Central or South American contestants make it to the Q&A round. Enjoy!
  • Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is Out (A Tale of Two Movie Reviews)

    12/15/2018 6:11:22 PM PST · by rebuildus · 73 replies ^ | 12/15/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is Out (A Tale of Two Movie Reviews)I’ve always loved movies. The first movies I remember were when my older sister—for some reason—would take me along when she went to the Drive In. She was probably baby sitting and wanted to get out of the house! Drive Ins were big in Southern California in the late 60s, early 70s. The first movie I remember was Paint Your Wagon, but I remember nothing about it, except I didn’t like it or understand it. The second was Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. It was raw and masculine....
  • A Frizzy Christmas

    12/15/2018 4:12:36 PM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 15, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... At which point, Sylvester the cat looks up from his long fruitless vigil outside the mouse hole in the baseboard and sighs with feeling to the narrator, "You're not jutht whithlin' Dickthie, brother." "Gift Wrapped" is like every Looney Tune or Merry Melody - a mere six minutes long. But with Christmas movies that's a good thing. The western and the musical may be dead, but the charmless Xmas movie is now a genre all of its own and doing gangbusters....