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  • Opinion: The Problem With Kung Fu and Apu

    01/22/2018 1:52:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | January 22, 2018 | Bill Mah
    There are not only a lack of Asians featured in popular culture, but the ones there are, are usually racist stereotypes like Long Duk Dong in 16 Candles and Apu from The Simpsons. Popular culture plays a huge role in shaping not only how we see ourselves but in how others see us. It’s a really big deal for people of colour. If people who look like you are represented on TV and in the movies in a certain way, for the rest of society you look like that character, you are that character.H
  • Razzies: Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Cruise, Emma Watson Among 2018 Nominees

    01/22/2018 9:56:15 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Variety ^ | January 22, 2018 | Dave McNary
    “Baywatch,” “The Emoji Movie,” “Fifty Shades Darker,” “The Mummy,” and “Transformers: The Last Knight” have been nominated as “worst picture” for the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards. The nominees for the mock awards show were unveiled on Monday, a day before the Academy Awards nominations, with a video called “how to protect humanity from toxic waste.” Winners will be announced on March 3, the day before the Oscars ceremony. “Welcome to the 38th Razzie Nominees,” the announcement said. “Simply defined, Razzie hazardous waste is material with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human...
  • VIDEO: Bird vs Fish - Blue Planet II (Fish Leap Out of Water to Snatch Birds)

    01/21/2018 10:04:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    BBC Earth ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    VIDEO Watch what happens when a Giant Trevally versus an Tern in this amazing fish eats bird clip from Blue Planet II. Usually Giant trevally are solitary hunters but they have come in numbers to try their luck at catching potential prey. Fledgling Tern are wary to spend too much time on the water but even flying close to the surface puts them in grave danger.
  • 'It had never been done on television before': The oral history of "Breaking Bad"

    01/20/2018 8:13:06 AM PST · by Drew68 · 159 replies
    Esquire ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | Emma Dibdin
    Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: Breaking Bad, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school teacher so desperate for cash that he starts cooking crystal meth, would come to define a golden era of television. But nobody knew that on the night the show premiered. In fact, there was every reason to assume the show, debuting on a then-nascent network with no track record in original programming, wouldn’t last past its first season. Breaking Bad was not a ratings hit, not a household name, not a show that earned a spot in the zeitgeist...
  • Helen Mirren says men used to expose themselves to her once a week: ‘It’s horror!’

    01/19/2018 8:26:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, January 19, 2018 | NICOLE BITETTE
    Helen Mirren has a message for the Times Up movement: “Time's up? I would say it’s about time.” The 72-year-old star said she couldn’t directly relate to the countless women abused in Hollywood because by the time she came to Hollywood she was already in her 30s — but she did admit being victim to sexual harassment when she was younger. “I had never experienced that in Hollywood because I came to Hollywood I was in my 30s, I was too old,” she recalled to Willie Geist in a “Sunday Today” airing this weekend. “It doesn’t happen to you unless...
  • CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Eyed By Disney For Top ESPN Job

    01/19/2018 5:56:25 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: A month after John Skipper’s abrupt resignation as president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, a surprising name has entered the field of potential successors: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. Reps at Disney could not be reached for comment, but multiple sources close to Zucker confirmed to Deadline that he has had conversations for the top job at the sports giant. Following Skipper’s shocking December 18 announcement that he was resigning to deal with a substance abuse problem, George Bodenheimer — ESPN’s president from 1998-2011 and its executive chairman until May 2014 — took over as...
  • "Looking into You" by Jackson Browne for the Star Trek Enterprise

    01/19/2018 2:11:48 PM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    And if you're into sci-fi, I have a song for Blakes 7's Liberator, "Long May You Run", and for Farscape's Moya, "Freight Train".
  • Legends of Tomorrow Eyeing Episode About Young Barack Obama

    01/19/2018 2:01:55 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 18, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Legends of Tomorrow is rewinding the clock to the very early Obama years. TVLine has learned exclusively that the time-tripping CW drama is revolving an upcoming Season 3 episode around a teenage version of President Barack Obama. Set in the late ’70s when the future No. 44 was a student at Occidental College, the hour is being penned by Keto Shimizu and James Eagan. Casting is currently underway for an actor to play Young Obama. The episode starts shooting in early February and is slated to air in April. This isn’t Legends‘ first time putting the spotlight on a U.S....
  • Steven Spielberg Eyes Indiana Jones & ‘West Side Story’ Atop Next Directing Vehicles

    01/19/2018 12:06:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Hot off directing back to back pictures in the Oscar contender The Post and the upcoming Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg is now figuring out his next two directorial vehicles. There are several percolating, but sources say he is eyeing Indiana Jones, and then would either precede or follow quickly with another pic. I’m hearing that one might be his dream project, a new version of West Side Story. Spielberg’s camp had no comment on his plans. Deadline revealed back in 2015 that Spielberg had his eye on his Jurassic World star Chris Pratt to be a central part of...
  • Megyn Kelly Today staffer is FIRED after claiming show is 'toxic and demeaning', [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:48:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Louise Boyle
    Megyn Kelly's Today show is facing claims it is a 'completely toxic' environment where staff including young female assistants are 'abused and harassed' by executives who 'scapegoat' and launch f-word tirades, a bombshell email obtained by DailyMail.com reveals. The email was sent by the show's head writer to colleagues after he was fired this week following complaints he made to NBC News president Noah Oppenheim and to NBC HR.
  • Is David Letterman Getting a Pass Despite Past Sexual Misconduct?

    01/18/2018 8:49:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | January 8, 2018 | Lizzie Manno
    David Letterman has been in the news recently for his forthcoming Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, which will premiere on Jan. 12 and feature former president Barack Obama. However, in light of the #MeToo movement that became Time’s 2017 Person of the Year and was highlighted in last night’s Golden Globes, why does David Letterman get a pass for repeated allegations of sexual misconduct? In 2009, Letterman revealed during a live broadcast of his late-night talk show that he had engaged in sexual relationships with several female employees of his show, all while being...
  • Hamilton's Thomas Kail to Direct Oliver! Movie Remake Starring Ice Cube

    01/18/2018 4:07:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Broadway.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Broadway.com Staff
    It's a fine life, indeed! Hamilton's Tony-winning director Thomas Kail has signed on to direct a new film remake of Oliver! produced by Disney, Deadline reports. Rapper Ice Cube is slated to play the villainous Fagin in the movie musical that will feature a screenplay by Emmy winner Danny Strong (Empire, Game Change). Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and based on Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist, Oliver! follows a young orphan who escapes a workhouse and lands among a group of thieves headed up by Fagin. The show's beloved tunes include "Food, Glorious Food," "You've...
  • "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers for NCIS's Jethro & Mike - VERY pro Marine

    01/18/2018 1:10:04 PM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    I think Mike must be almost my favorite NCIS character. I lost interest in the show as it went off the liberal deep end, but this was from the days when it still made you proud.
  • Nancy Pelosi is going to be a guest judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars’

    01/18/2018 11:35:53 AM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/18/2018 | Emily Heil
    She might be more familiar with democracy, but top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi is soon going to show her expertise on a certain kind of monarchy: The California congresswoman is slated to appear as a guest judge on RuPaul’s drag-queen competition show “Drag Race All Stars.” Yep, the former House speaker will be sizing up the runway action as Mama Ru’s bewigged ladies strut their stuff in search of the coveted crown. Sure, a pol like Pelosi might be an unconventional choice of judge for the VH1 show (other celebs guest-judging the upcoming season include “High School Musical” actress Vanessa...
  • ‘Party Of Five’ Reboot With (Illegal) Immigration Twist Set At Freeform As Put Pilot

    01/18/2018 11:02:15 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Freeform has given a put pilot commitment to Party of Five, an immigration-themed reboot of the popular 1990s family drama revolving around Mexican-American siblings. It hails from the original series’ creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and studio Sony Pictures TV. The original revolved around on the five Salinger siblings who become orphans after their parents are killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.
  • NFL's Divisional Round draws 23 million fewer viewers compared to last season [tr]

    01/18/2018 10:09:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Alex Raskin
    For all of the excitement the NFL generated with last weekend’s Divisional Round of the playoffs, the league still drew 23 million fewer viewers than it did a season ago. Even the Minnesota Vikings’ dramatic last-second victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday represented a major Nielsen ratings disappointment as 35.6 million viewers tuned into Fox compared to 48.5 million for last season’s Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys matchup in the same time slot. The equally exciting Jacksonville Jaguars upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers garnered only 31.4 million viewers compared to a Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs matchup during the same time...
  • Original Bullitt Mustang found, takes its place alongside 2019 Bullitt

    01/18/2018 8:10:10 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 99 replies
    autoblog ^ | Jan 14th 2018 | Reese Counts
    Few movie cars are as instantly recognizable as the 1968 Ford Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in "Bullitt." That Highland Green car known now simply as the Bullitt Mustang took on a 1969 Dodge Charger on the streets of San Francisco in one of the greatest car chases captured on film. For decades, the original car was thought to be lost. That wasn't entirely the case. It's simply been kept out of the public's eye. Now it returns to the spotlight, finally taking its rightful place next to its successor, the new 475-horsepower 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.
  • HLN's Ashleigh Banfield embroiled in war of words with reporter of Aziz Ansari piece [tr]

    01/18/2018 7:06:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Matthew Wright
    HLN's Ashleigh Banfield has hit back at journalist Katie Way, after the Babe.net reporter wrote an insulting email about the host. Banfield, 50, read the letter Way wrote, which included ageist language stating 'nobody under the age of 45 has heard of,' her during Tuesday's Crime & Justice.
  • Actress Shailene Woodley: #MeToo Movement ‘Ushering in Sacred Matriarchy’

    01/18/2018 6:47:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 17, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress and liberal activist Shailene Woodley took to Instagram on Tuesday to declare that this year’s Golden Globes and the Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment movement are “ushering in sacred matriarchy.”
  • Movie Theater Attendance Hits 24-Year Low, Ticket Prices Rise Nearly 4 Percent

    01/18/2018 6:43:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 17, 2018 | Jeremy Fuster
    The National Alliance of Theater Owners (NATO) announced Wednesday that the national ticket average for 2017 rose 3.7 percent year-over-year to $8.93, up from $8.65 last year. At that average, the estimated number of movie tickets sold last year is 1.23 billion. While that is only a rough estimate that does not account for the higher ticket prices for premium formats and theaters in more expensive cities like New York and Los Angeles, NATO’s estimate is the lowest since 1993, when “Jurassic Park” was the top grossing film of the year and an estimated 1.24 billion tickets were sold.