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  • The Savage Nation Monthly Forum - MAY 2015

    05/04/2015 9:05:09 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies
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  • May the Fourth be with you! (Star Wars Day)

    05/04/2015 8:14:13 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 6 replies
    Cracked ^ | May 4, 2015 | Garyx Wormuloid
    A couple of funny videos from Cracked. See below. Also, like to Vanity Fair article about upcoming Star Wars movie with photos by Annie Leibovitz.
  • Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on Star Trek, Dead at 85

    05/04/2015 6:12:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 5/3/15 | Michael Ausiello
    Grace Lee Whitney, best known as Yeoman Janice Rand in the original Star Trek series, died on May 1 at her home in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85.
  • 228 Days until Star Wars VII opens (I'm just saying...)

    Star Wars 7 - Coming December 18th.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "A Farewell To Arms"(1932)

    05/03/2015 11:20:17 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1932 | Frank Borzage
  • ‘Ultron’s Saturday Gets Tapped On The Chin By Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

    05/03/2015 6:10:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 2, 2015 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    The masses are spending their excess income elsewhere tonight, specifically $90-$100 per subscription to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, which is already on course to net $400M in PPV revenue. Many across the U.S. are watching the boxing match Avengers Age of Ultron Saturday Impacted By Mayweather-Pacquiao Fightat parties. What this means for Avengers: Age of Ultron is a lower than expected Saturday of $59M per industry estimates, a 30% decline from yesterday’s $84.46M. The first Avengers saw a Saturday dip of 14% back on May 5, 2012. Ultron‘s Sunday, per industry calculations, is looking at $47M, down 20% from Saturday...
  • Netflix Lands TV Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

    05/02/2015 10:47:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | April 29, 2015 | Andrew Wallenstein, Debra Birnbaum
    Netflix is cooking up “Green Eggs and Ham” with help from the estate of Dr. Seuss, executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. TV Group. A 13-episode animated TV series will be adapted from the classic 1960 children’s book, continuing the adventures of some of its characters. Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content, channeled Dr. Seuss’ famous meter in announcing the deal:
  • Men wielding power in hellish times(Wolf Hall's revisionism)

    05/02/2015 9:25:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-30-2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    “Wolf Hall,” the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — is now a TV series (presented on PBS). It is maddeningly good. Maddening because its history is tendentiously distorted, yet the drama is so brilliantly conceived and executed that you almost don’t care. Faced with an imaginative creation of such brooding, gripping, mordant intensity, you find yourself ready to pay for it in historical inaccuracy. And “Wolf Hall’s” revisionism is breathtaking. It inverts the conventional view of the saintly More being undone...
  • Bill Maher Owns Guns For Protection, But Others Have a “Sickness”

    05/01/2015 11:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Range365 ^ | April 29, 2015 | Frank Miniter
    Like many publications, Playboy magazine interviews many celebrities, but what’s interesting is the title’s habit of asking them if they own guns. Bill Maher, the comedian who hosts “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, has said before that he has guns. In the May issue of Playboy, the editors asked him why. Maher told Playboy he has “two guns. They’re for protection. We live in a gun country, even Los Angeles. I’m not expecting anything to happen, but I want to be ready for it. So I have a lot of security measures at my house. If somebody gets...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Champion (1949)

    05/01/2015 7:57:24 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Midge Kelly (Kirk Douglas) is a tough guy drifter who doesn't think much of boxing at first. Once he gets a taste of success, though, he's determined to climb the ladder all the way to the top. Even if it means using all the people around him as rungs on that ladder...
  • MDA Telethon Is Ending

    05/01/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 05/01/2015 | n/a
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a Labor Day television tradition for decades, is ending. MDA said Friday that “the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving” make it the right time to end the annual event, memorably hosted for most of its life by Jerry Lewis. Celebrities including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Michael Jackson to Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have performed on the telethon, first hosted by Lewis and Dean Martin in 1956. It moved to Labor Day in 1966. The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewis’ last year as host, and had dwindled...
  • Latest Mad Max:Fury Road Trailer

    05/01/2015 8:44:33 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 62 replies
    Time Warner Pictures ^ | Today | No Author
    Latest trailer from the new Mad Max movie. In theaters May 15th. http://www.madmaxmovie.com/?utm_source=semgoogle&utm_medium=Mad%20Max_Pre-O_Brand%20Related_Title%20Related%20&utm_term=mad%20max%20trailer&utm_campaign=resolutionmedia
  • ‘AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’ REVIEW: SIMPLY SPECTACULAR

    05/01/2015 8:29:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 1, 2015 | John Nolte
    Faced with the daunting task of a follow-up to his critically-lauded 2012 box office sensation “The Avengers,” writer/director Joss Whedon faced a lift as heavy as Thor’s hammer. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), are all stars in their own right. You need to do more than just give them moments, you need to treat them like stars. In order to accomplish this, six character must be portrayed as heroic. Six characters must have their characters and mythologies deepened. Six characters must have...
  • Codpieces seen on hit BBC drama Wolf Hall were twice as small as they should have been so [tr]

    05/01/2015 7:10:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 1, 2015 | Sam Matthew
    The codpieces used in the hit BBC drama Wolf Hall were too small and should have been double the size, according to an expert. This is one of a number of inaccuracy spotted in the big budget adaptation of Hilary Mantel's books and was said to have been done so as not to offend and baffle the shows American audience. Victoria Miller, who has researched the codpiece for her PHD, said those used in the show would have been far too modest for Henry VIII's court.
  • Hulu strikes ‘Seinfeld’ streaming deal — at $700K per episode

    04/29/2015 10:09:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2013 | Joe Tacopino
    The popular online streaming site Hulu has struck a $700,000-per-episode deal to offer reruns of “Seinfeld,” according to a report. Hulu will make available all 180 episodes of “Seinfeld,” which ran on NBC for nine seasons. Despite the Hulu deal, “Seinfeld” reruns will still air on cable network TBS.
  • Once Again,Juan Williams Being Rude To Other Four Hosts On The Five.He Just Keeps Interrupting Them.

    04/28/2015 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 26 replies
    For those of you watching "The Five" as we speak, you can't help but observe how Juan just wont shut up and talking over each host as they take their turns making their arguments over the Baltimore Riots. From the very start of tonights edition, it seem like Juan just wouldn't shut up. As soon as a host makes his/hers rebuttal, 3/4/5 seconds later Juan tries to form an opinion or cut them off. And no one else on the panel does this. It's a mystery why FOX News wont take him off the show. Now we are really missing...
  • What ABC Left Out of the Bruce Jenner Special

    04/28/2015 12:51:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 04/28/2015 | by John Ziegler |
    Conservatives have rightly reacted with amusement to various elements of the modestly titled blockbuster ABC special, “Bruce Jenner, The Interview.” After all, Diane Sawyer was literally more shocked that Jenner came “out” as a conservative, than she was that he came out as a woman. Also, much of the highly-rated two-hour special felt much like an exercise in pushing the public to embrace, or even celebrate, something that many believe to be an acquired mental disorder. Understandably, conservatives get very nervous when a liberal media monolith determines that only one opinion on a subject (theirs) is valid and all variance...
  • Legendary Actress Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95

    04/27/2015 3:24:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    ET ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alex Ungerman
    Jayne Meadows Allen, award winning stage and screen actress, died peacefully of natural causes in her Encino, Calif. home Sunday night at age 95, ET has learned.Jayne -- who was born in Wuchang, China to missionary parents -- enjoyed more than six decades in the entertainment industry, from Broadway roles like The Gazebo in 1958 to her Emmy-nominated role on CBS' High Society in 1995. Jayne was also a regular panelist on the CBS hit program, I've Got a Secret. During her run on the show, Jayne was the highest rated actress on CBS, second only to Lucille Ball.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Unconquered"(1947)

    04/26/2015 11:06:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Little Boy (Movie Review)

    04/26/2015 1:24:46 AM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 12 replies
    Alejandro Monteverde and Eduardo Verastegui have produced and directed another great Catholic and family centered movie. This movie should be watched and enjoyed by all families. Little Boy is a movie about Pepper Flynt Busbee "Little Boy" (Jakob Salvati) who is often harassed and bullied by most of his peers, and which the whole town is soon harassing as well, based on his petite nature. It is only his father, James Busbee (Michael Rapaport) who is his only real companion and friend. James Busbee is however soon drafted to the military to fight in the Second World War, as London...
  • Hillary-Gate:How Will She Campaign In Purple States?,Middle Schools And Commercials?

    04/25/2015 5:59:51 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    Now Hillary has backed herself into a corner. With the crucial swing states leaning GOP, what is she going to do? Just keep sneaking into local watering holes, fast food restaurants, kindergartens and trans-gender health clubs? Anyone wondering if Hillary is going to book "Red Rocks" in Colorado anytime soon? Or visit a Century Village or "The Villages" in Florida? Hey, Maybe even Hillary will sing their infamous theme song! Joe Biden did, maybe Hillary could give it a shot! How is Hillary going to take a lead in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio at this point?
  • Annoying TENA adlult diaper ad undergoes revisions..Did anyone else notice?

    04/25/2015 11:48:35 AM PDT · by BRK · 26 replies
    vanity | BRK
    Did anyone else notice that the sound track on the annoying TENA ad was recently changed? The singing in the car was dramatically toned down and the horrendous cackling laugh in the movie theatre was removed.
  • Juan Williams On Cashin'In."People Are Feeling Good",The Economy Is Coming Back.Huh?

    04/25/2015 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 37 replies
    For those of you who are watching Cashin'In as we speak, can you believe the manure coming out of Juan Williams? None of the billions invested,then wasted on electric cars was worth it? How many billions has Obama pissed off on solar panels/electric cars? And he is trying to convince us that it was well worth it! Then he says that "People Are Feeling Good,The Economy Is Coming Back". Really? Tell that to all of the Deep Blue States Run By Liberals !!
  • The FRiday Night Movie (Double Feature) MST3K - The Final Sacrifice (1990)

    04/24/2015 5:51:06 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Long past time for some Mystery Science Theater 3000 around here. A maniacal cult leader named Sartorious seeks to uncover an ancient temple that will bring him power over the earth. And the only one who can stop him is a hockey-haired drifter named...Zap Rowsdower. Truly, Canadian cinema at its very finest!
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Casablanca (1942)

    04/24/2015 5:42:55 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Bogey, Bergman and Claude Raines star in this WW2 noir classic. 'Nuff said!
  • Collapse of Time Warner-Comcast merger could extend Dodgers TV impasse indefinitely

    04/24/2015 1:25:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Lev
    It appears the long, frustrating wait for Dodgers fans hoping to see their team on TV will continue indefinitely. Multiple reports Thursday indicated the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable – distributor of the Dodgers-owned SportsNet LA – was on the verge of collapsing. The merger between the companies had been viewed as a potential solution to the distribution impasse that has prevented about 70 percent of the local market from seeing the majority of Dodgers games since the start of last season. The collapse of that deal means "the status quo remains in place," said sports-media consultant...
  • Assembly OKs Bill to Name Waldo Tunnel After Robin Williams

    04/24/2015 11:16:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The California Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to rename the Waldo Tunnel after late comedian Robin Williams. The Waldo Tunnel is a tunnel on U.S. 101 between the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito in Marin County. William Waldo was a California politician who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1853. The tunnel’s archways are painted in rainbow colors, which is why people sometimes call it the "rainbow tunnel." Williams was a long time resident of Marin. The idea to rename the tunnel started with an online petition that received more than 60,000 signatures. Julie Wainwright, who started the petition,...
  • 'The Bronx Bull' is another shot at the story of boxer Jake LaMotta

    04/24/2015 10:34:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    ... [Jake] LaMotta has been the subject of several books, a film considered one of the greatest in American cinema, and a failed stage show called "Lady and the Champ." Now there's a second feature film about his life, this one titled "LaMotta: The Bronx Bull." LaMotta will be in Orange County on Saturday when the new movie, produced by Irvine-based Main Street Films, premieres as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival ...
  • ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Actor Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Suicide

    04/23/2015 7:54:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    variety ^ | Alex Stedman
    Sawyer Sweeten, an actor best known for his role as one of the young twins on hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died of a suicide on Thursday, his manager Dino May confirmed. He was 19. ... According to Radar Online, which first reported the news, he was visiting family in Texas, where he is believed to have shot himself on the front porch. Sweeten played Geoffrey Baron on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which ran from 1996-2005 on CBS. He acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, and their sister Madylin, who played Ally Baron, for 139 episodes. The two brothers were only...
  • Darth Vader Gets Golden Makeover in Japan

    04/23/2015 6:33:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Darth Vader, the masked villain in the "Star Wars" sci-fi universe, has had a makeover. Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled a gold Darth Vader mask on Wednesday, months before the latest film in one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", hits cinema screens in December. While the gold-plated mask is not for sale, commemorative gold coins engraved with Darth Vader or his Stormtroopers will be from May 4.
  • Skirts on Fox News Programming (vanity)

    04/23/2015 10:04:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 165 replies
    Vanity | 4-23-15 | self
    Can the skirts get any shorter on Fox news? (the men needn't answer) What happened to the days when a lady crossed her legs discretly at the ankles? Are high stools necessary to report the news? (Fox & Friends First, Megyn Kelly) Is Roger Ailes in charge of skirt check? All of the skirts seem to be the same length. They don't come that way from the store. Today on "Outnumbered" you could see to the bottom of the hips on all of the panelists when they were seated. Note I said "hips", not the other word. Dana Perino from...
  • Todays Obama Speech.No Empathy.It's As If He Just Cannot Be Bothered Anymore.

    04/23/2015 9:49:13 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    Did anyone watch "Todays Obama Sympathy Speech" and take notice that it sounded like he was "Reading A Cue Card", or "Reading From Notes".? The pattern continues. He always speaks as if he just doesn't want to be President anymore, speaks in such a monotone delivery to the extent where we are all to assume that Obama just doesn't care about the well being of our Nation and The Military. So did he go golfing afterwards?
  • India suspends Al-Jazeera broadcasts for 5 days over maps

    04/23/2015 6:36:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2015 7:05 AM EDT
    The TV network Al-Jazeera was off the air in India on Thursday following a 5-day suspension ordered by the government over maps of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. India is deeply sensitive about how Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan but claimed by both, is portrayed on maps. A government report said that in the Al-Jazeera maps a portion of Kashmir had “not been shown as a part of Indian territory.” The suspension began Wednesday and is to last until next Monday. …
  • Actor Geoffrey Lewis has died.

    04/23/2015 12:33:16 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 30 replies
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507212/?ref_=nv_sr_1
    He was a fantastic actor and his passing should be noted.
  • Robert Downey Jr full interview: star walks out when asked about past (Video)

    04/23/2015 1:37:10 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 25 replies
    Channel 4 News via You Tube ^ | April 22, 2015 | Channel 4 News
    Robert Downey Jr talks super heroes, Iron Man, and his latest movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. But when the questions turn to his family and colourful past, the interview with Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy comes to an abrupt end. Full Story
  • Rev.Graham:Gay Iceman ComicBook Made To Indoctrinate Our Young People to Accept This Destructive Lif

    04/22/2015 5:54:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/22/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Marvel Comics outed its X-Men character "Iceman" as gay in its latest issue, a cultural step that is designed "to indoctrinate our young people to accept this destructive lifestyle," said Reverend Franklin Graham, who added that God Himself in the Bible says that "homosexuality is a sin" and we are to be on guard against all sin."An April 22, 2015 Facebook post by Rev. Franklin Graham."Today the Marvel comic character Ice Man, from the 'X-Men' series, is coming out as gay," said Rev. Graham in a post on Facebook. "This is another attempt to indoctrinate our young people to accept...
  • BREAKING: Star Trek XIII to be titled ‘Star Trek Beyond’

    04/22/2015 2:40:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies
    TrekMovie.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Kayla Iacovino
    It appears that ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ may be the title of the upcoming Star Trek film, lucky number 13 in the franchise. As far as the storyline is concerned, the title suggests that the new film will venture farther out into the galaxy than we have seen in the previous two Abrams films, as co-writer Simon Pegg has been hinting at for some time now.
  • Alberta Watson, 24 actress, dies at 60

    04/22/2015 12:35:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the luminous Alberta Watson. Alberta died in the arms of her beloved [husband] Ken on Saturday March 21st at Kensington Hospice after a long and incredibly courageous battle with cancer,” Watson’s agency said in a statement. On the fourth season of 24 Watson played Erin Driscoll, the new director of the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit who fired Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland).
  • Roseanne Barr reveals she's going blind

    04/21/2015 6:16:48 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 48 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-21-2015 | Natalie Stone
    Roseanne Barr has revealed that she is slowly going blind. The comedic actress said smoking marijuana is "good medicine" for relieving the pressure in her eyes. "It's something weird. But there are other weird things. That one's harsh, 'cause I read a lot, and then I thought, 'Well, I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me.' But I like words and I like looking. You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible -- y'know, living it up. Barr also defended her use of pot, saying,...
  • Sole Reason Mike Huckabee Wont Win.Megyn Kelly's Live And Infamous "F--!$#Bee Blooper".

    04/21/2015 4:09:23 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 38 replies
    And did Mike Huckabee even have second thoughts about running after Megyn Kelly Almost Called Him "Mike F--Abee" on live TV? In a comical way, Megyn may have already dissed Mike Huckabee's chances of even making the top seven. You have to feel a little sorry for Mike Huckabee at this point. You can't help but think of "F---Abee" every time we see Mike Huckabee on TV. Can you imagine if Megyn Kelly inadvertently introduced Hillary by a particular name that "Sounds Like Hillary" if she ever gets an interview?
  • Oprah Winfrey Talks Keys to a Meaningful Life at Stanford University

    04/21/2015 2:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/21/15 | Ian Cull
    The keys to a meaningful life. That’s what Oprah Winfrey was asked to give hundreds of students and faculty at Stanford University on Monday night. Winfrey was welcomed into the Stanford Memorial Church with a standing ovation. She started by sharing stories of her upbringing and faith. “I knew how to pay attention. I was a great observer of life, and I grew up believing that I was indeed for sure, God's child,” she said. Oprah spoke about what she finds important in life: choosing love over fear, becoming self-aware, and if you ever lose sight of your goals or...
  • Star Wars: The Nostalgia Awakens

    04/21/2015 10:05:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Sims
    J.J. Abrams, the director tasked with bringing Star Wars back to the top of the crowded franchise heap, has always been happy to borrow. When he set out to make a new Star Trek and drag that moribund cinematic franchise back into blockbuster territory, he cheerfully swapped in some very familiar visual language to help it over the hill. Early on in the film, James Kirk (Chris Pine), nursing a desire to transcend his farmboy life, rides a motorcycle to see the U.S.S. Enterprise being built at a shipyard, and gazes up at it longingly. Star Wars fans would connect...
  • Could 'Star Wars' Open at $500 Million? The Force Is Strong

    04/21/2015 9:56:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 21, 2015 | Pamela McClintock
    As one executive puts it, if Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn't score the biggest debut ever when it hits theaters Dec. 18, he'll "run up and down Sunset Boulevard naked." So how high could J.J. Abrams' reboot fly? The top U.S. opening is The Avengers, which launched to $207.4 million in May 2012 from 4,349 theaters. Disney's sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1), could become the new champ, but many believe Force Awakens has every chance of outrunning them both, even with the distraction of Christmas. Globally it could rake in nearly $540 million, topping the three-day record...
  • Jonathan Crombie, Romantic Lead in ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ Dies at 48

    04/20/2015 9:55:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/20/2015 | LIAM STACK
    Jonathan Crombie, a Canadian actor who was known to a generation of fans as Gilbert Blythe in the mini-series “Anne of Green Gables,” died on Wednesday in New York City. He was 48. The cause was a brain hemorrhage, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said. Mr. Crombie rose to fame as a teenager when he was cast as the handsome and confident love interest in the 1985 Canadian television adaptation of “Anne of Green Gables,” Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel about an orphan (played by Megan Follows) growing up on Prince Edward Island. It was shown in the United States on...
  • 'Archie vs. Sharknado' comic to surface in July

    04/20/2015 4:22:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | april 17, 2015 | ethan sacks
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the comic store... Archie Comics announced Friday that it would pit its freckled, red-headed boy next door against a maelstrom of toothy proportions in time for the July 22 release of "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" The forecast for the single-issue "Archie vs. Sharknado" mash-up calls for the fearsome fish to rain down just as the students of Riverdale High start summer break. "It's Sharknado, people will die," "Sharknado 3" director Anthony C. Ferrante, who penned the comic, told The Daily News, "And if we tell the story really...
  • Ben Powers Dead at 64: 'Good Times' Actor Played Thelma Evans' Football Player Husband

    04/19/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Impy · 44 replies
    E Online ^ | 4-19-15 | Mike Vulpo
    Good Times actor Ben Powers has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 64. While a cause of death has yet to be revealed, an obituary created by his loved ones has surfaced that reveals the actor passed away April 6 in New Bedford, Mass. Powers was best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom Good Times. His character was married to Thelma Evans played by BerNadette Stanis.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Rare Breed" (1966)

    04/19/2015 11:12:19 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Andrew V. McLagen
  • CBS Dusts Off And Colorizes ‘I Love Lucy’ Episodes For May Sweep Tryout

    04/19/2015 12:46:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    CBS, which has aired colorized episodes of I Love Lucy during the Christmas holiday period, is expanding the scheduling strategy to May. That’s when broadcast networks celebrate the end-of-TV-season holes in their schedules because their regular series have completed their runs. The network said today it will air two newly colorized episodes of its popular 1950s series from 8-9 PM Sunday, May 17. William Holden guest stars in “L.A. At Last!” (1955), and George Reeves — who was starring on TV’s Adventures Of Superman at the time — reprises his role as the Man of Steel in “Lucy and Superman”...
  • Trevor Noah Sees Childhood Under Apartheid as License to Speak His Mind

    04/19/2015 12:15:53 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 2, 2015 | NORIMITSU ONISHI and DAVE ITZKOFF
    JOHANNESBURG — Years before he was chosen to succeed Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” before he made his debut on that Comedy Central news satire or appeared on any American television program, a rising stand-up named Trevor Noah explained why his racial background was both empowering and confining. Speaking from his native South Africa in 2008, Mr. Noah, the son of a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father, said that his countrymen had variously accepted and rejected him as being black, and embraced and denied him as being mixed race. Never fitting in anywhere, Mr. Noah said...
  • Ben Affleck demanded PBS program hide his slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck insisted on censoring the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves from PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” the Sony email hack has revealed. In a hacked Sony email from July 22, 2014, now available on WikiLeaks, the show’s host, Henry Louis Gates Jr., writes to Sony USA chief Michael Lynton asking for advice: “One of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors–the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including Ken Burns. We’ve never had anyone ever try to...