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  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 2 [SPOILER warning]

    10/19/2014 4:26:02 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 105 replies
    N/A | October 19, 2014 | N/A
  • 'Terminator's James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd: Hasta La Vista To "Fear-Based" Studio Filmmaking

    10/19/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 18, 2014 | Jen Yamato
    It’s been 30 years since James Cameron made his name with a futuristic sci-fi actioner starring ex-bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, inspired by his own nightmare vision of a murderous mecha-skeleton. Shot for $5.6 million in 1984, The Terminator changed everything for Cameron and his fellow Roger Corman disciple and producer Gale Anne Hurd. The two have since carved their own influential paths – Cameron with Aliens, Titanic, and his $2.7 billion Avatar franchise, Hurd with AMC's ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead. And they're still proving that original ideas can be profitable in spite of Hollywood’s "fear-based" decision-making, while keeping a polite...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Man Who Knew Too Much"(1956)

    10/19/2014 11:44:55 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1956 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • The Soundtrack - Episode 3: The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit

    10/19/2014 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10.14.14 | Matt Lawson
    Matt Lawson discusses Howard Shore's score in the five (soon to be six) Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.
  • Robert Downey Jr. reportedly playing Iron Man in 'Captain America 3

    10/18/2014 3:33:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The Verge ^ | 14 Oct 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Film will introduce 'Civil War' plot line It looks like Robert Downey Jr. will be putting the Iron Man suit back on again for some big roles in the Marvel universe. According to Variety, Downey is close to signing on to play Iron Man in Captain America 3, taking up a significant role in the film that will help it introduce a new phase of Marvel movies.The film will reportedly find Iron Man and Captain America feuding over a law called the Superhero Registration Act, which requires heroes to register with the US government to do its bidding. Iron Man is...
  • BBC to adapt John Le Carre's The Night Manager

    10/18/2014 11:50:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | October 7, 2014
    The BBC is adapting John le Carre's novel The Night Manager for a new six-part series. The book, published in 1993, is about a former British soldier who ends up going undercover as part of a sting against a black market weapons dealer. Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are set to star, according to the Hollywood Reporter, but the BBC said that was just speculation. US networks are also looking to pick up the series, the magazine reported.
  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News’ New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. • “Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show.” At...
  • Sneak Peek: Episode 502: The Walking Dead [SPOILERS]

    10/17/2014 4:41:43 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 12, 2014 | amc
    SPOILER warning Sneak Peek: Episode 502: The Walking Dead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGZIlIoBuhY
  • Giant sphinx from 'Ten Commandments' film unearthed 91 years later

    10/17/2014 3:21:54 PM PDT · by dware · 57 replies
    Fox News/Live Science ^ | 10.17.2014 | Laura Geggel
    Hidden for more than 90 years beneath the rolling sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, an enormous, plaster sphinx from the 1923 blockbuster movie "The Ten Commandments" has been rediscovered and is now above ground. The public will be able to see the sphinx on display as early as next year, once it has been reconstructed a necessity since it became weather-beaten during its stint beneath the sand, said Doug Jenzen, the executive director of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, who oversaw the recent excavation.
  • The Future Is So Screwed

    10/16/2014 5:00:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Derek Hunter
  • Anyone else seen Fury?

    10/16/2014 10:06:27 PM PDT · by 31R1O · 96 replies
    Has anyone else seen Fury? I just got back and it wasn't a bad movie at all. The character building scenes are a bit clumsy at times but the combat bits were top notch. It wasn't Blackhawk Down or Saving Private Ryan intense but there were tense moments. I recommend it.
  • John McCain jumps on the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ bandwagon with Mitt Romney

    10/16/2014 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-15-2014 | Jaime Fuller
    Well-known Wedding Crashers star John McCain seems excited that a sequel to comedy classic Dumb and Dumber is finally coming out this fall -- based on this hashtag and exclamation-point-dotted tweet he sent out Wednesday, at least. Fellow film star Mitt Romney has also seemed intent on getting everyone excited about Dumb and Dumber To. On his frequent media appearances -- sometimes it feels like Matthew McConaughey is the only person getting more attention than Romney! -- he is often prone to quoting Jim Carrey.
  • Actress, 21, who played Mel Gibson's daughter in The Patriot died from HUFFING

    10/16/2014 1:26:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 October 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A former child actress who played Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot died July 19 in part as a result of huffing, Texas Authorities revealed Monday. Tests reveal 21-year-old actress Skye McCole Bartusiak had muscle relaxers, painkillers and a chemical refrigerant difluoroethane in her system at the time of her death, reports TMZ.
  • Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

    10/15/2014 3:33:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/15/2014
    Award-winning US stage and screen actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the next Oscars show, organizers announced Wednesday. The star, who has hosted both Broadway's Tony and TV's Emmy awards shows in the past, will front the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The high-profile hosting job is a prime gig in Hollywood, at the climax of its annual awards season. Harris will follow Ellen DeGeneres last year and a who's who of showbiz over the decades. "It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this...
  • Jane Velez-Mitchell Laid Off from CNN

    10/15/2014 1:12:24 PM PDT · by Cecily · 39 replies
    <p>Jane Velez-Mitchell and her staff have been laid off due to budget cuts at CNN, ending her nightly program on the HLN network.</p> <p>Her program, which aired for six years at 7 p.m. Eastern on the CNN sister network, ended Monday.</p>
  • TV Actor Bob Hastings Dead At 89, Best Know for MCHALES NAVY

    07/02/2014 4:26:58 PM PDT · by njslim · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2014 | Staff
    An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89. Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, California, home after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Hastings won fans on "McHale's Navy" as Lt. Carpenter, a bumbling yes-man. Other memorable roles were on "All in the Family" and "General Hospital."
  • Brad Pitt: I’ve Been A Gun Owner Since Kindergarten

    10/14/2014 1:13:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Kaitlan Collins
    Brad Pitt has been big on guns since he was only six years old, when he inherited his grandfather’s shotgun in kindergarten. Before that, in nursery school, he had used a BB gun, and then he was firing handguns by the time he was eight.Pitt called weapons merely a “rite of passage” in his family, and said that his older brother had gotten his dad’s gun when he got his grandfather’s, he told the Radio Times. Pitt, born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri, called it “a sane environment.”“The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and...
  • NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman Violates Ebola Quarantine To Make Takeout Run

    10/14/2014 1:08:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler blog ^ | October 13, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    It’s all about priorities, people. Sure, a quarantine means cutting off all contact with the outside world. But what if you just don’t feel like it anymore? What if you’re on TV? What if you’ve really got the munchies? Jason Molinet, NYDN: The New Jersey Health Department turned into soup Nazis when it learned NBC News reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman violated a voluntary quarantine placed on her and her crew after one member contracted Ebola while working in Liberia. Snyderman, 62, NBC’s chief medical editor, was spotted sitting in her car outside of The Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., Thursday...
  • 10 Good Movies Ruined By Bad Endings

    10/13/2014 7:51:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 164 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | August 7, 2014 | Andrew Dyce
    Whether writing a movie, TV series, novel, or any other form of storytelling, one fact rises above all: endings are hard. The sentiment is proven on a yearly basis, as countless films deliver an intriguing premise, compelling action, or powerful messages, only to fumble with the closing act. Sometimes, the film’s final impact can be so poorly executed, it leaves audiences wondering whether the film that preceded it was even worth the trouble.
  • ‘Walking Dead’ Season 5 Spoilers: Was ***** Revealed In The Final Moments Of Episode 1?

    10/13/2014 4:45:15 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 35 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | October 12 2014 11:20 PM | By Amanda Remling
    "“Walking Dead” returned to AMC .... After months of waiting, the series finally exposed the horrors behind Terminus. However the “truth” behind the sanctuary wasn’t the biggest jaw dropper in episode 1, it was the two big reveals in the final moments – the potential introduction of....*Warning -This article contains spoilers\ show speculation * .....
  • Libertarian? Then you probably shouldn’t watch Star Trek. Or the NFL.

    10/13/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT · by Bratch · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie have another edition of ReasonTV out this week and it should be near and dear to the hearts of all of you libertarians in the audience. They previously generated a list of the best television shows for libertarians (which may or may not hold true for some of you) but now they’ve come up with their list of the worst. How does one judge television programs on this criteria? I suppose it should be based on the most nauseating examples of the nanny state being portrayed as a force for good as they meddle in the lives of...
  • How A 1977 Box-Office Bomb Became A Cult Classic 35 Years Later

    10/12/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 6, 2014 | Brett Arnold
    Director William Friedkin couldn't have been on more of a hot streak: "The French Connection," released in 1971, won five Oscars, and "The Exorcist," released in 1973, won two Oscars. In 1977, he released a movie he would later call the best of his career: "Sorcerer." But "Sorcerer" was a bomb, grossing only $6 million worldwide — short of its $21 million budget — and receiving tepid initial reviews. The existential thriller follows four criminals from around the globe as they accept a lucrative but deadly contract to transport gallons of explosive nitroglycerin across a South American jungle. The film...
  • So, you were told to avoid Sea World because of this?

    10/12/2014 3:40:43 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I like Sea World, my kids love it. My wife worked at an aquarium in Los Angeles, and the people who work there are very passionate about marine life and care very very much about the welfare the creatures in their care. I can't imagine it being any less true at places like Sea World. I'm not buying what this Blackfish movie is selling.
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 1 [SPOILER warning]

    10/12/2014 1:44:08 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 252 replies
    N/A | October 12, 2014 | N/A
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Lucky Me"(1954)

    10/12/2014 1:43:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1954 | Jack Donohue
  • Daryl and his crossbow are back tonite

    Link to video of Norman Reedus "Daryl" training to kill zombies.
  • The Walking Dead First 4 Minutes of Season 5 Episode

    10/11/2014 6:13:26 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 93 replies
    AMC Network ^ | 10/11/14 | AMC Network
    AMC just released the first 4 minutes of Season 5 Opening Episode. Pretty good stuff if you are into the show.
  • 12 Monkeys: Official Trailer | Syfy

    10/11/2014 5:43:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    SyFy ^ | Sep 19, 2014
    Based on the 1995 film directed by Terry Gilliam, "12 Monkeys" follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who is on a mission to eradicate the source of a deadly plague.
  • Is this the strangest TV show plot EVER? New series Jane the Virgin follows girl whose doctor...

    10/11/2014 3:22:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2014 | Iona Kirby
    The world of television is about to get a little stranger - and a whole lot more dramatic. Jane The Virgin is gearing up for its series premiere, and its plot line has already set tongues wagging. The CW show follows a religious girl who has never had sex before, but ends up pregnant after her emotionally unstable doctor accidentally inseminates her. Unsurprisingly the series, which stars Gina Rodriguez and Jaime Camil, is already causing quite a stir. Would it happen in real life? Probably not. Does that make it any less entertaining? Definitely not. Jane The Virgin is loosely...
  • Michael Keaton Says He'd Play Batman Again — Under One Condition

    10/11/2014 2:22:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 54 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 11 OCTOBER 2014 | Gwynne Watkins
    In his new film Birdman, Michael Keaton plays an aging actor living in the shadow of a past superhero role. It would be easy to see this as Keaton’s swan song to Batman, a character he re-invented for the big screen in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns. But Keaton says that’s not the case. In fact, he’d be willing to play Batman again – under one condition. “If it was Tim Burton directing? In a heartbeat,” Keaton tells Entertainment Weekly in a new cover story.
  • IMAX premieres Dracula Untold in Kenya

    10/11/2014 6:46:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    the-star.co.ke ^ | Saturday, October 11, 2014 | ELIJAH CHEMOBO
    MOVIE-lovers were treated to a fun-filled night as IMAX and Radio Africa Group hosted an exclusive Kenyan premiere of the 2014 American dark fantasy-action-horror film, Dracula Untold. The event, held at the Nairobi's IMAX theatres recently, was attended by various representatives from the film industry and was hosted in collaboration with Infinix, Huawei and Access Leobarnet.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - DOA (1950)

    10/10/2014 6:54:57 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Edmond O'Brien is a dead man walking in this great film noir of a doomed man determined to find who has plotted his demise and why...
  • Edward Snowden Doc Premieres: Shocking inside look at how he did it

    Citizen Four is the shocking doc about Edward Snowden made by Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. Just screened tonight was the two hour film will be released by the Weinstein Company this month. It doesn’t paint the Obama administration in a very good light as Snowden explains how the government has violated privacy rights on a massive scale. Also the filmmakers clearly inducate that all roads lead to POTUS, a fairly serious accusation. There may be serious repercussions.
  • vanity- Amanda Bynes Cry for Attention or help on twitter?

    10/10/2014 3:31:46 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Amanda Bynes Twitter ^ | October 10, 2014
    The young actress has returned to twitter after issues of the past year. She accused her father of terrible things and now she seems to have lost it. For everyone to witness. Poor young lady.
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow to Obama: I'm Concerned About Equal Pay For Women as a Working Mother

    10/10/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a fundraiser for President Obama and the Democrats at her ritzy home in Brentwood, California. Paltrow is worth $140 million dollars and was raised in a rich, privileged family before making her way to the big screen. But that didn't stop her from classifying herself as a "working mother" concerned about equal pay for women, an issue Obama has been dishonestly harping on.
  • How The Simpsons predicted US Ebola outbreak in 1997: .....

    10/09/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FULL TITLE: How The Simpsons predicted US Ebola outbreak in 1997: Episode shows Marge offering a sick Bart children's book 'Curious George and the Ebola Virus' The Simpsons has been at the cutting edge of popular culture for a quarter of a century - but do Springfield's most famous residents have the ability to predict the future? According to Internet conspiracy theorists, the simple answer is yes. They claim the world famous TV series predicted the Ebola crisis back in a 1997 episode in which Marge tries to coax a sick Bart out of bed, as proof. She suggests he...
  • Trailer: U2: Will For Survival: The Walking Dead: Season 5 Premiere [possible SPOILERS for season 5]

    10/09/2014 6:50:23 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 6, 2014 | amc
    Difficult to tell if these are actual spoilers from season 5 or just promo shots, so SPOILER warning just in case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94B_4GSI-PI
  • Jane Fonda’s Mother Had Nine Abortions Before Fonda Was Born, She Then Committed Suicide

    10/09/2014 5:03:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt |
    A new report reveals some of the intense family drama behind pro-abortion activist Jane Fonda’s parents. The report describes how Fonda’s father was cold and a bully, as well as a shameless womaniser and Jane always blamed her manic depressive mother Frances for their break-up. The report also indicates Fonda’s mother Frances had nine abortions before Jane was born and committed suicide. Here’s more: janefondaAlways outspoken, Jane Fonda is making headlines once more after she returned to the subject of her tragic mother at the weekend, in a speech at a fundraising event in Beverly Hills for a rape victims’...
  • 11 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films

    10/09/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | Colin Patrick
    The Half Man of Two and a Half Men ripped his own show in a YouTube video making the rounds today. "If you watch Two and a Half Men," Angus T. Jones said, "please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men. I don't want to be on it. Please stop filling your head with filth." Of course, plenty of actors haven't been thrilled with things they've worked on. Even big movie stars. Here's a list of actors who hated their own films, that we originally published back in January. 1. Sylvester Stallone,...
  • U.S. President in ABC Prime Time: ‘Right to Bear Arms’ in Constitution and ‘So Was Slavery’

    10/09/2014 12:49:58 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10-9-2014 | Brent Baker
    ABC’s Scandal, which has a fresh episode tonight, last week featured “President Fitzgerald Grant,” supposedly a Republican, channeling Piers Morgan as he used the State of the Union address to plead for more gun control: “How many other people’s children are we going to let die before we put a stop to this?” “Grant,” played by Tony Goldwyn, recalled how his teen son died of a “fluke” infection (not true, that’s one of many of Scandal’s wild conspiracies), but “there were thousands of people last year who lost their lives in a completely avoidable way.” He then compared gun rights...
  • British model who said she’d abort her child...reality show ... is “completely anti-abortion”

    10/08/2014 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | Dave Andrusko
    FULL TITLE: British model who said she’d abort her child to get on reality show now says she is “completely anti-abortion” Over the decades our Movement has seen some amazing converts. The “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade (Norma McCorvey) became a passionate pro-lifer. Dr. Bernard Nathanson who not only was part of the brain trust that created the original NARAL but also “presided” over 75,000 abortions, produced “The Silent Scream,” an incredible pro-life documentary. Josie Cunningham is [in]famous for a different kind of abortion advocacy. A British model, she made headlines earlier this year when she said she would...
  • It's Official: 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Has a Screenwriter and the New Team Will Be Women

    10/08/2014 6:43:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 51 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 08 OCTOBER 2014 | YAHOO.COM
    With Bridesmaids and The Heat, Paul Feig has carved a very lucrative niche for himself as Hollywood’s go-to director for female-focused comedies. Now, he may be bringing his roster of funny ladies to one of the most iconic franchises of the last 30 years. “It’s official,” he tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That’s who I’m gonna call.”
  • Behold the biggest 'Price Is Right' overbid in probably forever

    10/08/2014 3:19:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Zap2it ^ | October 8, 2014
    Meet Corey Sims. He's in the process of becoming a viral-video star thanks to a very, very large overbid on a hammock on "The Price Is Right." After his fellow Contestant Row players put in bits of between $750 and $1,200 on a hammock, a visibly nervous Corey trumps them all by offering up $7,000. Seven. Thousand. Even the woman next to him is all, dude, really?
  • "Somebody’s Gotta Do It".. ..New TV show..

    10/08/2014 1:01:12 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Wed October 8, 2014 | Mike Rowe
    "Mike Rowe opens up on pay, public office and the 'skills gap'....Between Mike Rowe's television work and his philanthropic efforts with the Mike Rowe Works Foundation, Rowe holds true to one central passion: tipping his hat to those who work hard without much fanfare. In Rowe's new CNN series, he takes us to meet all of these folks who are the "somebodys" that "gotta do it!" .....
  • TLC Censors Duggar Family’s Pro-Life Shirts in Latest Episode of 19 Kids and Counting

    10/08/2014 10:04:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Bryan Kemper |
    Last week I was excited to see our Stand True T-shirt “I Survived Roe vs Wade, Roe vs Wade Will Not Survive Me” on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting. I got tweets from friends and my wife called to tell me that my daughter was freaking out when she saw the shirt. duggarfamily3Tonight I was excited to watch a new episode and see if any of the family was wearing one of our shirts again. I was shocked when I saw the shirt again but this time I was shocked because they had actually blurred out the message....
  • Orson Welles' wine commercial - the unaired out-takes.

    10/07/2014 7:42:04 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Paul Masson would sell no wine before its time...which apparently didn't stop Orson from having a quart or two before showing up for the original commercial shoot...
  • No One In Los Angeles Appears To Know Who Joe Biden Is

    10/07/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Joe Biden is in Los Angeles this week, but someone ought to tell him that he shouldn’t expect to be recognized by too many of the locals. During his ABC show Monday, late night host Jimmy Kimmel aired a rather funny video of one of his staff asking Angelenos to identify Biden. Not a single one of those interviewed (which, in fairness, was slightly less than the entire population of Los Angeles) knew Biden was the Vice President of the United States. We’re not sure if the segment is a testament to deceptive film-making, the irrelevance of Biden, the stupidity...
  • Jennifer Lawrence Speaks About Nude Photo Hack: 'It Is Not A Scandal. It Is A Sex Crime.'

    10/07/2014 7:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/07/2014 | Pamela Engel
    After remaining mostly silent since nude photos of her were taken from her phone and leaked online, actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out at length to Vanity Fair about the hack. "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," Lawrence told Vanity Fair. "It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible." "Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I...
  • Raven-Symoné Tells Oprah Winfrey: "I Don't Want to Be Labeled Gay," "I'm Not an African American"

    10/06/2014 9:53:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    E! ^ | October 6, 2014 | Zach Johnson
    The star of TV's The Cosby Show and That's So Raven sat down with Oprah Winfrey and attempted to clarify the misconceptions about who she is. One of the topics the women addressed occurred in August 2013, when the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. At the time, she tweeted, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." Many people saw it as her way of publicly coming out. Asked to explain, Raven replied, "That was my way of saying I'm proud of the country. But, I will say that I'm in...
  • Euro Disney shares dive as it needs bailout

    10/06/2014 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 6, 2014 9:25 AM EDT | Greg Keller
    In Europe, even Mickey Mouse is getting a bailout. The Disney resort on the outskirts of Paris is getting a financial lifeline from owner The Walt Disney Company to handle rising debt and a decline in visitors at a time of economic uncertainty in Europe. The €1 billion ($1.3 billion) lifeline will see the park’s California masters take control of Euro Disney, which runs Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park. Until now, the U.S. company owned only 40 percent of the theme park operator, alongside Saudi prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal and a host of small European investors who originally...