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  • Hillary: Kavanaugh's Accuser Deserves 'the Benefit of the Doubt'

    09/18/2018 8:56:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Grabien ^ | September 18, 2018
    RUSH EXCERPT: CLINTON: “What I would like to see is a democratic majority that actually has the chance to make that choice right now the Democrats have very few tools at their disposal to stop the Republicans from going full speed ahead and engaging in the kind of unprecedented behavior as they did with the Garland nomination. So I’m not in favor of either unilateral disarmament or defcon-10. I think there has to be some effort to try to get back to regular order, try to get back to having a system, a process in place so that we are...
  • Julia Louis Dreyfus Joins High School Pals in Support of Fellow Alum — Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

    09/18/2018 5:08:15 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a graduate of the all-girls private high school attended by Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago, has signed a letter in support of her. Louis-Dreyfus, a 1979 graduate of the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, tweeted Monday that she joins some 200 alumnae who stand with Ford, 51, a California research psychologist. “We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story,” says the draft letter, according to the Huffington Post. “It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can...
  • Apple Isn’t Deleting Your iTunes Movies

    09/18/2018 3:29:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    MacObserver ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jeff Gamet
    The internet is flipping out with stories like, “Apple can delete your movies any time it wants.” No, Apple isn’t deleting movies people bought through iTunes, but one man’s heading with mysteriously missing movies underscores how messed up international movie licensing is.Streaming movies from iTunes Here’s the back story: Anders G da Silva shared his experience on Twitter. Some movies he bought through iTunes disappeared from his streaming library. The response from Apple was that the “content provider removed these movies from the Canadian Store. Hence, these movies these movies are not available in the Canada iTunes Store at this...
  • Emmy Awards Crash To New Low With 10.2M Viewers & Slipping Demo

    09/18/2018 10:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 18, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Winners like Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan, Seven Seconds’ Regina King, Barry’s Henry Winkler, Westworld’s Thandie Newton, The Americans‘ Mathew Rhys, The Crown’s Claire Foy and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s Darren Criss may be making shelf space for their new trophies after celebrating last night but for NBC, the 70th Primetime Emmys maybe a hangover that’s hard to shake.
  • ‘The View’ on Kavanaugh: ‘About Time’ Dems ‘Played Hard Ball,’ Conyers Got Canned for Less!

    09/18/2018 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 17, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    Responding Monday morning to the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh with predictable hypocrisy, the liberal ladies on ABC’s The View applauded Democrats for finally “play[ing] hardball,” deemed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s claims to be “very credible,” and defended Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) for not going public sooner with the letter. “Kavanaugh crisis. Will a woman's attempted sexual assault allegation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh derail his nomination and put Republicans in a no-win situation,” hyped the show’s announcer in an opening tease. Co-host Sunny Hostin first declared Ford’s story to be “very credible” and...
  • Flashback: How the Networks Twisted the 1991 Thomas-Hill Hearings

    09/18/2018 9:03:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 17, 2018 | STAFF
    It’s not as if we haven’t seen this before. Twenty-seven years ago, a last-minute accusation of sexual harassment prompted the Senate to re-open Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings; the ‘he-said, she-said’ confrontation was a media spectacle, including prime-time coverage on the broadcast networks. When it was over, the Media Research Center analyzed the coverage, and found journalists criticized Republicans for being too harsh on Anita Hill, while criticizing Democrats for being too soft on Thomas. Here is that study, as originally published in the November 1991 edition of the MRC’s MediaWatch newsletter: Just when Judge Clarence Thomas looked...
  • FLASHBACK: Remember When ‘View’ Hosts Dismissed Rape Claims against Liberals?

    09/18/2018 9:00:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 17, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    he co-hosts of The View on Monday hammered Supreme nominee Brett Kavanaugh and took very seriously the sexual assault claims against the conservative. Joy Behar deemed them “credible” and called for the nomination to be delayed. On a day like this, it’s important to remember that these hosts are hypocrites who have a double standard when it comes to sex accusations. If it’s a liberal politician like Bill Clinton or Hollywood director Roman Polanski, they don’t seem to care. On January 5, 2016, Behar was confronted by token conservative Paula Faris with the rape and assault allegations against Clinton. Then-co-host...
  • Netflix Picks Up BBC Drama Thriller ‘Bodyguard’ Starring ‘Game Of Thrones’ Richard Madden

    09/18/2018 6:27:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva and Peter White
    Breakout new BBC One drama Bodyguard is headed to Netflix. The streaming network will carry the terror thriller starring Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden and Line of Duty’s Keeley Hawes outside of the UK and Ireland (and China where Netflix is not available). The series’ Netflix premiere is set for October 24.
  • First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Sends the MCU’s Strongest Superhero into Action

    09/18/2018 5:58:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Colider ^ | September 18, 2018 | Adam Chitwood
    Marvel Studios has unveiled the first full trailer for the MCU’s upcoming and highly anticipated installment, Captain Marvel. The 1990s-set film serves as Marvel Studios’ first prequel, as well as its first superhero movie with a female lead as Oscar-winner Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers, a pilot with superhuman powers who gets caught up in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races Larson is joined by Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. members Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, both of whom will be getting the digital de-aging treatment in the 90s-set storyline. Other familiar faces...
  • Happy 78th Frankie Avalon

    09/17/2018 9:49:56 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 24 replies ^ | September 18, 2018 | Vanity
    American singer, actor Frankie Avalon celebrates 78 today.
  • Black-ish’s Jenifer Lewis wore Nike on the Emmys red carpet to support Colin Kaepernick

    09/17/2018 8:45:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Vox ^ | September 17, 2018 | Alex Abad-Santos
    On an Emmys red carpet filled with designer gowns and dashing tuxedos, Broadway and Black-ish star Jennifer Lewis opted to wear Nike. “I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” Lewis told Variety during her red-carpet interview before the ceremony. She described her thought process in coming up with the idea to wear Nike as asking herself, “What can I do? What can I do that’s meaningful? I’ll wear Nike. I’ll wear Nike to say thank you. Thank you for leading the resistance! We need more corporate America...
  • Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaigns to Be Focus of WBTV Series

    09/17/2018 11:57:33 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 17, 2018 | Rebecca Iannucci
    Attention, TV casting directors: It’s time to find a Hillary Clinton for the small screen. Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to Amy Chozick’s memoir Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling, with plans to develop the book into a series, our sister site Deadline reports. Published in April 2018, Chasing Hillary chronicles Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential runs against Barack Obama and Donald Trump, as seen through the eyes of Chozick, a New York Times reporter who covered Clinton’s political career for a decade. Though Chasing Hillary quickly became a bestseller upon its release, Chelsea...
  • The Talk: Julie Chen's Leave of Absence Extended — Is She Ever Coming Back?

    09/17/2018 11:25:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    tvline ^ | September 17, 2018
    Is Julie Chen on the verge of being evicted from her own daytime talk show? The Talk co-host was once again M.I.A. during Monday’s broadcast, extending her leave of absence in the wake of Les Moonves’ firing into Week 2. Chen’s continued absence was not addressed by her fellow Talk panelists and guest host Carnie Wilson, who instead discussed Carrie Underwood’s tearful CBS Sunday Morning interview and Mike Seidel’s dramatic hurricane coverage for The Weather Channel at the top of the Monday’s show.
  • ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Trailer: Sequel Comes To Life With Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda [tr]

    09/17/2018 9:58:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 17, 2018 | Greg Evans
    “I was flying a kite and it got caught on a nanny,” says one of the little Banks children, offering as good an explanation as any for the arrival of the ultimate child-minder in this new trailer for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Emily Blunt in the title role, the musical, floating down just before this Christmas, is a sequel to 1964’s Julie Andrews classic, and judging by this trailer seems spot-on in terms of tone and style. There’s even a big, splashy and colorful animation-live action hybrid scene, complete with penguins.
  • Walked n2 party behind Tom Arnold and saw him & Mark Burnett get into a fight...

    09/17/2018 1:23:58 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Alyson Hanniganbtwitter ^ | September 17, 2018 | Alyson Hannigan
    Walked n2 party behind Tom Arnold and saw him & Mark Burnett get into a fight!Thought it was a joke until security jumped in! #WhyIstayhome 3:19 AM - 17 Sep 2018
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 4 Episode 14

    09/16/2018 5:18:22 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 8 replies
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  • For William Shatner, Early 'Star Trek' Was Far From Glamorous

    09/16/2018 9:58:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 116 replies ^ | Sept 16, 2018 | Chelsea Gohd, Staff Writer
    NEW YORK — The original "Star Trek" series is one of the most popular sci-fi series of all time. But for years, it was a flop that left William Shatner performing out of the back of his truck. "Star Trek" broke countless boundaries, solidified science fiction in popular culture, and sparked a relationship with fans for 50 years and counting, and it remains one of the most beloved television shows in history. But it wasn't always this way.  On Sept. 5, Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk in the series, joined the podcast "The James Altucher Show" on stage...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule Emmys [or ruin]

    09/16/2018 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EDT | Lynn Elber
    There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year’s host network, NBC, could accommodate its “Sunday Night Football” franchise (New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, for viewers inclined toward that spectacle). As for what the 8-11 p.m. EDT awards telecast will offer, the basics are 26 categories with nominees including defending drama champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It’s challenged by 2016 winner “Game of Thrones,” which aired outside the eligibility window for last year’s awards and wants...
  • Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2, Middleweight Championship, Live Thread

    09/15/2018 6:09:13 PM PDT · by Impy · 16 replies
    The rematch of their draw (fixed, GGG won) last year is finally at hand. It's on HBO Pay-Per-View (and your friendly pirate sites which we won't mention here), Main Event should start after 11:PM Eastern. GGG is the favorite at -155, Alvarez is + 125
  • Cape Fear

    09/15/2018 4:15:47 PM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 15, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    We hope our many readers on the Carolina coast are safe and well or, better yet, snug and cozy this weekend as Hurricane Florence batters the shoreline, and all residents within one mile of the Cape Fear River are ordered to evacuate. For most of us non-Carolingians, any mention on the Weather Channel of "Cape Fear" is as likely to evoke not the actual cape but a movie title (cf "Key Largo"). As I understand it, Cape Fear is the fifth oldest English place name in America, so christened by the petrified crew on Sir Richard Grenville's expedition of 1585....