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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Good Neighbor Sam"(1964)

    02/01/2015 11:10:01 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | David Swift
  • Weather map malfunctions during live broadcast

    02/01/2015 6:43:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    MyFoxPhoenix-KSAZ ^ | Jan 29, 2015 2:08 PM PST | FOX 10's Cory McCloskey
    It's 2960 degrees where?! FOX 10's Cory McCloskey leads viewers through a hilarious weathercast after his weather map malfunctions. Technology doesn't always cooperate, but luckily Cory knows how to handle the "heat!"
  • 'Suge' Knight accused of murder; lawyer says he was fleeing for his life

    02/01/2015 12:25:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    latimes.com ^ | JAN. 30, 2015 | Ryan Parker , Joseph Serna and Angel Jennings
    ... Knight, 49, allegedly ran over two men with his truck following an argument on a film set in Compton. The confrontation began about 3 p.m. Thursday when Knight and two unidentified men began arguing on the set of "Straight Outta Compton," a biopic about the group N.W.A., said Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff's Department's detectives unit.
  • Super Bowl ads: What could you buy for the cost of a commercial?

    01/31/2015 9:01:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | Franz Strasser
    This year, NBC is charging advertisers $4.5m (Ł3m) for a 30-second spot. But with an expected US audience of 110 million, and more streaming the most popular ads online, it's a price companies are willing to pay. The BBC's Franz Strasser takes a look at the price of the products advertised and asks how many items you could buy for the cost of a commercial. ... Advertisers will pay close to $41 per one thousand viewers, if 100 million Americans tune in. A rate slightly above the industry average of $37.
  • Help identify the rank, title, etc. of the Army recruiter in “Stripes” (1981)

    01/31/2015 8:34:17 PM PST · by Silly · 70 replies
    January 31, 2015 | Silly
    Dear FReepers: I’m writing a short work which contains a tangential reference to a character in “Stripes” (1981), Morgan, the Army recruiter who interviews John (Bill Murray) and Russell (Harold Ramis). Can you kindly help me identify the recruiter’s rank, etc., from this screen shot? (See comment #1 for a link to the the full scene.) (BTW, this information is not in IMDb’s Trivia and Goofs pages — I checked.) Also, as a side question for you real military experts (not essential to the piece), can you tell me whether the rank that our FReepers identify from Morgan's movie uniform...
  • Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, found unresponsive in tub

    01/31/2015 12:19:45 PM PST · by traumer · 22 replies
    ATLANTA – The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend and given CPR, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department. When police arrived, they gave Brown additional care until she was taken alive to North Fulton Hospital. The incident remains under investigation, police said. Brown is the daughter of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown. A representative for the family did not immediately...
  • Bruce Jenner made decision to transition to a woman more than a year ago: report

    01/31/2015 10:58:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/31/2015 | BY KIRTHANA RAMISETTI , ELIZABETH VANMETRE
    Bruce Jenner has been making headlines for months because of his changing appearance, and the reason is because he will soon begin living his life as a female. “Bruce is transitioning to a woman,” a source confirmed to People on Friday. “He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing. He’s in such a great space. That’s why this is the perfect time to do something like this.” "He has come out to those closest to him," the source added. The former Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist decided to transition more than a year ago, and “one...
  • Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael transforms from Lady Edith Crawley to a maid in new Madame Bovary

    01/31/2015 10:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2015 | Nola Ojomu
    She is famous for her role as Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith Crawley. But fans of Laura Carmichael will see the actress playing the help in her new film, Madame Bovary. The 28-year-old can be seen alongside Mia Wasikowska and other stars in the new trailer for the film which is based on Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 French classic.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Duel (1971)

    01/30/2015 8:13:58 PM PST · by DemforBush · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Henpecked traveling salesman David Mann (Dennis Weaver) wants only to get to his next sales meeting in time to save an account. Unfortunately for him, his life becomes a lot more complicated - and dangerous - when he makes the mistake of passing the wrong truck in the California hills. What follows is a tense, scary thriller centered around the ultimate in "Road Rage."
  • Famous Hollywood Screen Tests

    01/30/2015 7:36:40 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 08/20/2013 | Time Staff
    In the following gallery, we present screen tests for roles that have become familiar and much loved, from a young Audrey Hepburn reading for the part of Princess Ann in Roman Holiday to a supremely confident Robert Downey Jr. demonstrating how he was born to play supremely confident billionaire-industrialist Tony Stark in the Iron Man films. We start with a lovely British actress who got a chance to prove she belonged to join an all-star cast of a movie destined to become a Hollywood classic.
  • How well do you know the fake presidents?

    01/30/2015 10:47:39 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 1-30-15 | Clint Davis
    Match the fictional POTUS with their movie/TV show
  • China urges Malaysia to continue MH370 search

    01/29/2015 4:51:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    business-standard.com ^ | January 30, 2015 Last Updated at 04:34 IST
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on Malaysia to continue all efforts to find the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared in March last year while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. China's call came after the Malaysian government officially declared Thursday that flight MH370 met with an accident, and all the people on board were presumed dead.
  • Colleen McCullough, Author of ‘The Thorn Birds,’ Dies at 77

    01/29/2015 9:18:37 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Margalit Fox
    Colleen McCullough, a former neurophysiological researcher at Yale who, deciding to write novels in her spare time, produced “The Thorn Birds,” a multigenerational Australian romance that became an international best seller and inspired a hugely popular television mini-series, died on Thursday on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific, where she had made her home for more than 30 years. She was 77.
  • 'Empire's' Black (Ratings) Power: How Fox's Targeted Marketing Paid Off


    01/29/2015 5:58:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 28, 2015 | Michael O'Connell
    People are seeing that shows with people of color can make money," Taraji P. Henson told reporters days after Empire's second episode solidified its status as the highest-rated new series of the 2014-15 TV season. "When things make money, people are interested." The actress might not be surprised that her Fox family soap, which climbed to nearly 15 million viewers in time-shifted ratings, is the success story of the winter. But few could have foreseen it would grow live ratings for its second and third episodes, an unheard-of feat during the DVR era. And Empire owes much of those early...
  • ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Debuts to Muted Crowd at Sundance

    01/29/2015 5:55:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    The Sundance Film Festival isn’t a typical launchpad for studio blockbusters, but Warner Bros. surprised theater-goers on Tuesday night by unveiling the Wachowski siblings’ “Jupiter Ascending” at a “secret screening.” The invitation-only event, which was not billed as a premiere, was the first time “Jupiter Ascending” was shown to the public. Variety broke news of the screening on Tuesday afternoon, but there were other clues the audience wasn’t about to see a typical Sundance indie. When attendees with tickets arrived at the Egyptian Theater in Park City, they were handed 3D glasses. Despite the hype of a secret screening, clusters...
  • Budweiser’s ‘Lost Puppy’ Super Bowl Ad Will Make Football Fans Cry in Their Nachos

    01/28/2015 9:24:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Yahoo TV - The Wrap ^ | 1/28/15 | Tony Maglio
    Football fans might want to start pretending there is something in their eye now in advance of Sunday’s big game, because if Budweiser’s newest Clydesdale commercial has anything to say about it, viewers will be bawling by halftime.
  • Spying 101-#2 Soviet Spy Training Towns

    01/28/2015 5:21:54 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    T.A. MacLagan Debut Author ^ | January 21, 2015 | T.A. MacLagan
    So here it is…drumroll…spying factoid #2…Spying was big business during the Cold War and was deemed important enough by the Soviets for them to construct exact replicas of small U.S. towns within their borders in order to properly train their spies. One such town was Vinnytsia in what is now Ukraine. In these towns, spies in training would buy groceries from a 7-Eleven, watch U.S. television and talk only in English. Once their training was complete, many would head to places like Finland to see if they could pass as Americans before finally being stationed in the States. From my...
  • Red Nightmare (1962)

    01/28/2015 3:12:16 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Oct 3, 2011 | Department of Defense / Warner Brothers
    Jack Webb (Dragnet) plays a Rod Serling-like role as he introduces us to Jerry Donovan -- an average guy who shrugs off his inconvenient, civic responsibilities. Jerry "wakes up" in a communist-controlled town, where he's the only American left. This film was produced for the Defense Department by studio mogul Jack L Warner and stars many Warner Brothers stock actors -- including Jack Kelly (Maverick), Robert Conrad (Wild Wild West) and Andrew Duggan. At the time, Jack L. Warner was very staunch anti-Communist, even though he released a pro-Communist feature film, Mission to Moscow, in 1943. Producer: Department of Defense...
  • Tom Brady Has A Cold

    01/28/2015 10:08:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CBS - Boston ^ | January 28, 2015 11:49 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — You may have noticed that Tom Brady didn’t look himself at Tuesday’s Media Day. No, it wasn’t his bed head. And it wasn’t from a lack of sleep thanks to an early morning fire alarm at the team’s hotel. As he prepares for the biggest game of the season, the Patriots quarterback is battling a cold. And if you thought he looked rough on Tuesday, he looked a bit worse on Wednesday as he addressed the media at the team hotel in Chandler, Arizona. “It’s been lingering,” Brady told reporters as he held court for nearly 45...
  • Paramount announces reboot of The Ring will hit screens this November on Friday the 13th

    01/28/2015 6:30:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2015 | Kayla Caldwell
    Paramount Pictures announced three big changes to its horror schedule for the year, one of them being the news of a reboot for The Ring. Rings, the third film in the successful series, will now take the place originally intended for a Friday the 13th sequel. That film, along with the sixth in the Paranormal Activity series, have both been pushed back to later dates.
  • All-female 'Ghostbusters' cast chosen

    01/28/2015 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 27, 2015 | Borys Kit
    The all-new, all-female Ghostsbusters are here. Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, and the studio is now negotiating with Kristen Wiig, as well as "Saturday Night Live" players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Negotiations are ongoing but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing and phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is eyeing a summer shoot in New York. McCarthy and Wiig have worked with Feig before, both breaking out with the director's "Bridesmaids" comedy.
  • Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Revival

    01/27/2015 3:31:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Here’s one from the helluva good idea department. Marvel offerings are soaring, and Star Wars is being reinvigorated by director JJ Abrams. Now, Disney has just started to turn its attention to reviving the Indiana Indiana Jones bullwhipJones franchise after buying the rights from Paramount in 2013.
  • IRONY ALERT! PBS-A Path Appears, story on sex trafficing-guest star...Hillary

    01/27/2015 8:08:31 AM PST · by fungoking · 7 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/26/15 | staff
    Episode One: Sex Trafficking in the USA The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the U.S. A Path Appears introduces individual survivors behind these shocking numbers, and illuminates the widespread existence of a crime happening in our own backyards. In this episode, Ashley Judd and Nicholas Kristof meet Shana Goodwin, whose earliest memories are of being sexually abused by her grandfather. Shana guides them through the streets of Nashville where she was first sold to a pimp by her mother at the age of 12. Through Shana, we...
  • PULLING OUT, CALIFORNIA PORN INDUSTRY FACES NEW RISKS

    01/27/2015 8:01:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 26, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    25,000 adult film stars, distributors, and fans descended on Las Vegas this week for the 15th annual Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Award Show, the industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. Porn stars showed off for the cameras, toy manufacturers hawked their wares, and 1,000 journalists from hundreds of outlets chronicled the extravaganza. However, this year’s convention comes at a pivotal moment for the industry’s presence in California, which has long been the pornography capital of the world.
  • Why Is Disney Trying So Hard to Dilute Its Brand?

    01/27/2015 6:55:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 26, 2015 | David Sims
    On Monday, actress and feminist icon du jour Emma Watson announced via her Facebook page that she's committed to starring as Belle in the upcoming live-action Disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Yes, that Belle, in that Beauty and the Beast, the film Disney made in 1991. The news comes just before the March release of Disney's live-action Cinderella (directed by Kenneth Branagh) and The Jungle Book (directed by Jon Favreau, due in 2016). All are timeless tales based on stories much older than the Disney canon, but these films are also explicitly remakes, using the same character names...
  • Consumer Reports: Best TVs for the Super Bowl

    01/26/2015 6:31:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 1-26-15 | unattributed
    A sports bar is a great place to watch the big game. But if you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports has complete buying advice. Its testers say a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd. Testers in Consumer Reports’ labs size up hundreds of TVs every year. Also important is a set that delivers a wide viewing angle. When you’re watching a big game with a crowd of friends, not everyone is going to get that great seat front and center. One of the concerns...
  • Princesses and superheroes (and Planned Parenthood)bring children joy at Snowtown USA....

    01/26/2015 4:31:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    watertowndailytimes.com ^ | JANUARY 26, 2015 | WHITNEY RANDOLPH
    FULL TITLE: Princesses and superheroes bring children joy at Snowtown USA Character Breakfast in Watertown WATERTOWN — What better way is there to spend a cold Sunday morning than having breakfast with Elsa, Cinderella, Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk. The children’s eyes lit up as their favorite Disney princesses and superheroes made their way around, greeting tables of families at the Snowtown USA Character Breakfast. .......... Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York was one of the main sponsors for the event. The Planned Parenthood staff was serving and assisting with the breakfast, Mrs. Gardner said. The Watertown Wolves...
  • American Sniper on the way to becoming highest domestic grossing war film of all time

    01/26/2015 7:48:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    American Sniper continued to smash box office records in its second week of showings, blowing through the $200-million domestic gross figure, and is set to pass Saving Private Ryan next week as the biggest domestic grossing war film of all time. The Clint Eastwood-helmed feature is red-hot in the heartland, as well as the South, according to Deadline Hollywood: For Sniper, should it hold its estimate into tomorrow, this weekend would mark a mere 28-percent slip – the best second-week hold for a wide release ever for a film that debuted with more than $85M. Previous to this, the best big debuts...
  • Happy anniversary abortion – vid

    01/25/2015 8:49:34 PM PST · by Morgana
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 24, 2015 | saynsumthn
    On the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in America, the Center for Reproductive Rights uploaded this provocative video, featuring Mehcad Brooks. VIDEO ON LINK Happy Anniversary Center for Repro Rights Needless to say, they received a great deal of criticism for it and eventually removed it. In response, AlfonZo Rachel, uploaded this video: VIDEO ON LINK This week marked the 42nd year of abortion on demand.
  • Lizz Winstead thanks abortion providers for 42 years of killing babies

    01/25/2015 2:32:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 24, 2015 | saynsumthn.
    Lizz Winstead, co-founder of Lady Parts Justice. VIDEO ON LINK Yes- thank you: WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES ON LINK
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Do Not Disturb"(1965)

    01/25/2015 11:50:02 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | Ralph Levy | 1965
  • My review of "American Sniper"

    01/25/2015 6:33:57 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 61 replies
    25 January 2015 | Paterfamilias
    We saw "American Sniper" last night. My wife and I went with a group of about a dozen other military parents (Navy, Marine Corps, Army). This is not a typical "war movie" in that it explores one man's journey from civilian life into the military community into war (four tours in Iraq) and then explores his difficult re-entry into civilian life. So, in a way, the movie is about the family and community of the as much as it is about Chris Kyle. There are aspects of the movie that some will dismiss as trite or jingoistic: Kyle's father instructing...
  • Johnny Depp Scores Lowest Wide Release Opening Since 1999

    01/24/2015 6:30:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    “Mortdecai” is loosely translated into “10 deaths.” That’s an understatement. Johnny Depp’s terrible comedy marks his lowest wide release opening since 1999’s “Astronaut’s Wife”– that’s excluding limited releases of smaller non tentpole movies like “Finding Neverland” (a hit ultimately), “The Libertine” (a disaster), and “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” (a daffodil in the wind, box office wise).
  • 46 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’

    01/24/2015 3:09:51 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 109 replies
    theboot.com ^ | 1-22-14 | Gayle Thompson
    Forty-six years ago today (Jan. 22, 1969), Glen Campbell struck gold for the first time. It was on this day that the singer earned the first gold single of his career, signifying sales of 500,000 copies, with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ The song, which was the title track of Campbell’s 12th studio album, was written by Jimmy Webb, who got the inspiration for the tune while driving through Washita County, Okla., when he saw a lone telephone lineman working on the top of a telephone pole. “I’m a songwriter, and I can write about anything I want to,” Webb says of his...
  • 'A Walk in the Woods' film drawing mixed reviews

    01/24/2015 12:37:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    A Walk in the Woods is a film adaptation of Bill Bryson's 1998 book. It stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Redford, who is also one of the producers, had originally hoped for the late Paul Newman to be his co-star. The film is drawing mixed reviews. Favorable - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter Unfavorable - Dennis Harvey, Variety Unfavorable - Kyle Smith, New York Post Unfavorable - Daniel Fienberg, HitFix
  • Bidding war between networks, sports leagues will increase price of cable TV

    01/24/2015 6:36:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Cecilia Kang
    Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other sports networks to carry their channels. Beginning Feb. 5, DirecTV will raise fees by 5.7 percent. The rise in cable prices is likely to test the patience of customers, who may already be tempted to cut their cords in exchange for streaming options that...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Tennessee's Partner (1955)

    01/23/2015 8:00:47 PM PST · by DemforBush · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A good, old-fashioned western tonight. Tennessee (John Payne) is a whiskey-drinking, high stakes gambling, all around rogue with few friends and plenty of enemies. His life begins to change when a good-natured miner named Cowpoke (Ronald Reagan) saves his life during an ambush. But will their budding friendship survive when Tennessee meets Cowpoke's bride-to-be (Colleen Gray), who may not be all she appears to be? Co-starring Rhonda Fleming and Leo Gordon.
  • Dean Cain Doubles Down on Michael Moore Comments... AWESOME!

    01/23/2015 3:45:49 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 25 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Steven Crowder
    This week I had the one and only Dean Cain on the show. Not only did he double down on his comments toward Michael Moore, but he did them in a way that only Superman could. How can you not LOVE this guy?! "Would I love to give him a smack on the face if he looked me in the eye, as a man and said that? Well...Put us someplace without a camera..."
  • Pacino: If I wasn’t an actor I’d probably be slinging hash

    01/23/2015 11:15:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 1:29 PM EST | Lauri Neff
    Al Pacino has been acting for nearly half a century and during that time, he says he’s never really considered what other job he might be suited for—until now. Pacino says he thinks he’d be a good short order cook. He does have experience. Pacino played an ex-con who works in a diner in the 1991 film “Frankie and Johnny,” which was shot in a working eatery. “I could do this, be a short order cook,” he remembers thinking at the time. …
  • New Teasers/Trailers for 2nd Half of Season 5 of The Walking Dead

    01/22/2015 6:36:34 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 39 replies
    YouTube | Muliple | amc
    Two new teaser/trailers for the second half of season 5 of The Walking Dead: Trailer: Surviving Together: The Walking Dead: Season 5https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv4-F6Q-1FQ Trailer: Another Day: The Walking Dead: Season 5https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdA2ERFyUkg
  • The View under fire for being 'racist and sexist' after show insiders leaked rumors that Rosie Perez

    01/22/2015 7:28:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Topper Touissant and Josh Gardner
    The View has come under attack from a group of prominent Hispanic women who say the recent treatment of reportedly ousted panel member Rosie Perez has been both racist and sexist. The actress is the center of much talk at the moment that she was fired as a present on The View after less than one season. She is currently on hiatus to perform in Broadway's Fish in the Dark, but insiders say she never adjusted to either the show's signature hard news/soft news chat format or reading a teleprompter. A source on the set of the ABC show also...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 Season Super Bowl XLIX [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 22]

    01/21/2015 5:18:09 PM PST · by Bender2 · 92 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Super Bowl SUN, FEB 1 New England at Seattle 6:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium
  • Survivor: Worlds Apart

    01/21/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 21, 2015
    Survivor: Worlds Apart is the 30th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 25, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be three teams of six players each, divided by social status: blue collar, white collar, and no collar. More. It will be held in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, the same location as Survivor: Nicaragua, Survivor: Redemption Island and last season's Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water. The players range in age from 52 to 22. Nine are from California, with seven from...
  • 'They didn't use any of my ideas': George Lucas says new Star Wars film is not how he envisioned it

    01/21/2015 12:57:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Shyam Dodge
    George Lucas had already been planning to make a seventh Star Wars film before he sold his company Lucasfilm to Disney. When the auteur handed over his iconic franchise he also gave the studio his plotline for Star Wars: Episode 7. Disney, however, did not use any of the 70-year-old filmmakers ideas for the new installment.
  • Is there a doctor in the house? [Brian] Blessed's heart scare on stage

    01/21/2015 9:44:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2015 | QUENTIN LETTS
    Veteran actor Brian Blessed collapsed on stage with an apparent heart problem while playing King Lear. The 78-year-old had just started delivering his lines at the start of the Shakespearean tragedy when he fainted, toppled off a raised platform and fell heavily, his crown rolling to a halt at the front of the stage. Fellow actor Noel White, playing the Earl of Kent, announced quietly: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is not part of the play. Is there a doctor in the house?’ Indeed there was. A barely conscious Mr Blessed, flat on his back and surrounded by worried cast members...
  • Jessa Duggar's Controversial Instagrams Cause MAJOR Fighting Among Followers

    01/20/2015 7:31:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    cafemom.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Nicole Fabian-Weber
    Jessa Duggar, or any of the Duggars for that matter, has never been one to keep her religious or political views to herself -- and Sunday was no exception. Jessa attended March for Life in Little Rock, an anti-abortion demonstration, and she posted numerous photos from the event to her Instagram account. First, Jessa posted a message saying, "The Heart of Arkansas Beats for Life;" next, was a photo of the rally; and last, the 19 Kids and Counting star posted a picture of a sign that read "God loves every life from beginning to end." Unsurprisingly, her many followers...
  • Theater cancels Planned Parenthood abortion celebration

    01/20/2015 6:22:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 18, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Missouri was planning to have cocktails, appetizers and a screening of the film, Obvious Child, at Standees Prairie Village. STANDEES is a neighborhood dining and entertainment theater in Kansas. The event was scheduled for January 21, 2015 – that was until, Standees rescinded the invitation to host the abortion celebration. The announcement from Planned Parenthood about the cancellation read,”We regret to inform you that, on very short notice, Standees has informed PPKM that they have rescinded their commitment to host our film event on...
  • Seven FACTUAL Reasons Michael Moore is an Ignorant Ass!

    01/20/2015 1:26:42 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Deep down, you know that Michael Moore is a dishonest, gelatinous sack of goo. We all do. Especially in recent light of his comments about American Snipers being “cowards.” But if you’re looking for a factual basis to justify your disdain for the rotund dummy, here are seven factual reasons proving that Michael Moore is in fact, a walking bag of human excrement. 1. He lied in his very first documentary, “Roger and Me,” about never receiving an interview with Roger Smith (CEO of General Motors). “Shut out by the corporations”, the plump profiteer declared! Thing is, Moore did speak...
  • TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

    01/20/2015 10:41:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2015 10:08 AM EST | David Bauder, Lynn Elber and Frazier Moore
    Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. “I saw ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and thought, ‘What part of New York is this?’” recalled Barris, who is black. “It’s not about being diverse. It’s about being true to the world.”His show comes 15 years after civil rights groups, galvanized by a lineup of new network series almost entirely devoid of minority characters, sought and ultimately won agreements from major broadcasters to put programs on the...
  • Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines: "Ah that’s too much for me.”

    01/20/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/20/2015 | The Tatler
    Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines Billy Crystal, comedian and one of the first actors to portray a gay character on TV, has had enough of the gay storylines on television.Speaking to an audience at the Television Critics Association press tour, Crystal said: “Sometimes I think, ‘Ah that’s too much for me.’”The comedian played Jodie on Soap from 1977-1981. “It was very difficult at the time,” said Crystal. “Jodie was really the first recurring [gay] character on network television and it was a different time, it was 1977. So, yeah, it was awkward. It was tough.” He spoke...