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  • American Horror Story Casts French Actress in Major (and Mysterious) Season 2 Role

    04/11/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    TVLine ^ | April 11, 2012 | Michael Ausiello
    Season 2 of American Horror Story is going to have a French accent. After an exhaustive search that spanned multiple continents, French actress Lizzie Brocheré the pivotal new series regular role on the FX thriller... Little is known about AHS Season 2, save for that it will be set on the East Coast and bring back Jessica Lange (who originally played Constance), Zachary Quinto (Chad), Evan Peters (Tate), Sarah Paulson (psychic Billie Dean) and Lily Rabe (doctor’s wife Nora), all as new characters...
  • New film celebrates air racing after tragic crash (with video clip)

    04/11/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 11, 2012 | John Blackstone
    The National Transportation and Safety Board Tuesday released an interim report on its investigation into the 2011 air racing crash that killed 11 and injured scores in Reno. Deborah Hersman, NTSB chairman, said, "Our investigation found that this pilot in this airplane had never flown this fast on this course." ... Before the crash, filmmaker Christian Fry had just finished shooting "Air Racers 3-D." He'd been a fan for years. Fry said, "It was one of those events when the minute you walk through the gate, you go, 'Wow, this is something special.' And I just knew that I wanted...
  • TITANIC WEEK - PROGRAM SCHEDULE (HEAVY)

    04/10/2012 6:29:25 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 22 replies
    N/A | 4/10/12 | me
    All times Eastern. "Titanic Tech" - H2 (History Channel 2) - 4/12 @9a, & @3p "Lost Worlds: Building the Titanic" - H2 (History Channel 2) - 4/12 @10a & @4p "Titanic's Tragic Sister" (mostly about Britannic) - H2 (History Channel 2) - 4/12 @1p & @7p "Hollywood Dailies (may cover various movies that focused on it) - REELZ - 4/12 @5:30p; 4/13 @2a & @3a & @ 7:30a "Titanic's Achilles Heel" - H2 (History Channel 2) - 4/12 @8p & 4/13 @12a; same - History Channel - 4/15 @11a "Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces" - H2 (History Channel 2) -...
  • Toronto to Host James Bond Anniversary Exhibition

    04/10/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Bell Lightbox is to celebrate the British film franchise's 50 years with a blockbuster showcase of movie sets, gadgets and cars.
  • “The Courtship of Andy Hardy,” “The Night Before the Divorce” (Movie Reviews-4/10/42)

    04/10/2012 4:13:54 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/10/42 | Bosley Crowther, T.S.
    1 2
  • NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: THE “STAR TREK” ATTRACTION THAT ALMOST CAME TO LIFE in 1992.

    04/10/2012 12:44:33 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    The Goddard Group ^ | 5APR2012 | Gary Goddard
    Gary Goddard looks back on what really happened back in 1992 when the Downtown City Fathers were looking for a way to revitalize the downtown core and attract more visitors. In 1992 downtown Las Vegas had become a distant second to the Las Vegas Strip. Where at one time, downtown Las Vegas was the center of the action, the increasing magnitude of the Las Vegas Strip, with the expansion of Caesar’s Palace, the Mirage having opened, and with more and more mega resorts on the way, 80% of the Las Vegas market was now on the Strip, leaving only 20%...
  • i won't be waching 'Scandal' on ABC

    04/09/2012 9:45:17 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 29 replies
    4/9/12 | originalbuckeye
    I tuned in to watch Castle tonight. New show, Scandal, was on. Within the first 10 minutes, one of the main characters stated 'I hate Republicans'. So I turned it off.
  • All New South Park: Episode 1605 "Butterballs"

    04/09/2012 9:26:06 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 30 replies
    South Park Studios ^ | April 11, 2012 | Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    NEW YORK, April 9, 2012 - Bullying has become a national health epidemic and South Park Elementary is not immune in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Butterballs," premiering Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Stan wants to raise awareness about the dangers of bullying by shooting a big dance video. Will he able to handle the pressure that goes along with the notoriety of taking on such a worthy cause?
  • 'Hunger Games' star: 'Screw PETA'

    04/09/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Pass the squirrel guts on PETA bread, please. The Hunger Games' mega-hottie and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is apparently as cool in real life as she is playing Katniss, a bowhunting super badass survivor girl in the blockbuster movie.
  • Fan returns double-eagle ball

    04/08/2012 7:52:43 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/8/2012 | Gene Wojciechowski
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The golf ball sat at the bottom of the left pocket of Wayne Mitchell's green cargo shorts. "I've got a zip on it," Mitchell said of the zipper pulled tight across the pants leg. He might have considered a safety deposit box. Mitchell owned -- for a few hours, at least -- one of the most famous golf balls in Masters history. He got it Sunday afternoon after Louis Oosthuizen double-eagled the par-5 2nd hole, pulled the Titleist from the cup and, incredibly, underhand-tossed it toward the patrons seated behind the green. It landed in the hands...
  • 'How I Met Your Mother,' Late-Blooming Hit

    04/08/2012 4:23:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, April 9, 2012 | BILL CARTER
    In what amounts to late middle age in television the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" suddenly finds itself a hit. Seven years into its run this well-regarded series, which returns with a new episode on Monday night, is scoring its best ratings. It is up almost 20 percent this season among the audience that advertisers most want to reach, viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, and now ranks as the No. 8 entertainment show in that category. Beyond giving comfort to late bloomers everywhere, the performance by "How I Met Your Mother" is proving that the...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/08/12)

    04/08/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 30 replies
    04/08/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/08/12) Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • The beer, brawls and Belushi that made ‘Animal House’ a classic

    04/08/2012 4:50:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/8/12 | MICHAEL KANE
    O, Bluto, it wasn’t over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. But it almost never began. “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” the rowdy blockbuster that launched a thousand campus toga parties and reinvented the college comedy, barely found a studio backer. Warner Bros. passed. Universal Studios boss Ned Tanen said, after eyeing the outline, “Everybody is drunk, high or getting laid. I hate this treatment. I’d never make this movie!” He didn’t change his mind until producers promised to bring it in for less than $3 million. Even after the green light, a series of power struggles, casting choices and pressure...
  • Planet Green Rebrands as Destination America

    04/08/2012 3:02:25 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    multichannel.com ^ | 4/4/2012 | Andrea Morabito
    Discovery Communications will rebrand its Planet Green network as Destination America on Memorial Day, May 28. The newly christened channel "will be the first network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States, emblazoned with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation," according to officials at the programmer. Destination America will target adults 25 to 54 with genres like natural history, food, travel, home and adventure, and be available in 59 million homes at launch. Henry Schleiff will be the president and general manager of the network in addition...
  • ‘CHiPs’ [ Bruce Penhall ]Star’s Son Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver Mourned By His Family

    04/07/2012 7:07:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 6, 2012 10:35 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The parents of Connor M. Penhall, killed allegedly by a drunk driver, released statements Friday to thank supporters and express their grief over losing their 21-year-old son. Penhall was the son of former “CHiPs” actor Bruce Penhall, a World Speedway Champion in 1981 and 82, as well as a legend in motorcycle racing circles. The younger Penhall was killed Wednesday night while working on a closed portion of the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park. CHP officers said Tatsuhiko Sakamoto, an alleged drunk driver, plowed through barricades and hit Penhall. Sakamoto, 37, was charged with gross vehicular...
  • Actress Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI After Hitting Cop

    04/07/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Friday morning in West Hollywood, authorities confirm. Bynes was arrested around 3 a.m. at the intersection of Robertson Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Dept
  • Keith Olbermann Sues Current TV

    04/05/2012 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/5/2012 | TMZ STAFF
    Keith Olbermann has just sued Current TV for firing him ... TMZ has learned. Keith filed the lawsuit moments ago in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming he was wrongfully terminated from the network last Friday. Olbermann is reportedly suing for breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement. Sources tell TMZ, the lawsuit contains a reference to an email from Current TV President David Bohrman, in which Bohrman admits "the 33rd street studio [where Keith's show was filmed] is never going to be a professional facility. We are paying for a Porsche [the studio] and getting a Yugo [a notoriously crappy...
  • Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV

    04/05/2012 10:33:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Peter Lauria
    Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings. According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator's systems are triggered.
  • Ryan Seacrest to join NBC's Olympics coverage

    04/05/2012 8:27:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | Patrick Kevin Day
    Ryan Seacrest's much-hyped big NBC announcement finally arrived on Wednesday morning, but those expecting a major changing of the guard in morning TV were disappointed. Instead, Seacrest added yet another job to his stuffed resume, announcing that he's joining NBC's prime-time coverage of the Olympics in London this summer.
  • Ratings: Stewart & Colbert Trounced By Cartoons, Reruns, 'Pawn Stars'

    04/04/2012 11:32:07 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 04-04-12 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart pulled in a whopping 1.372 million viewers Monday, which only looks good when compared to Stephen Colbert, who pulled in less than a million. Here's the list. As you can see, something called "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "Bad Girls Club" beat both of America's satirists pretty handily. So did cartoons ... and reruns of cartoons. What I love about these posts that prove our clown-emperors are not only naked but media-created emperors, is that people get all angry over my reporting of this fact. I know, I know -- I'm supposed to be so outraged by Bill...
  • James Bond ditching the Martini 'shaken, not stirred' for Heineken

    04/04/2012 7:16:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies
    James Bond may no longer be ordering his signature Martini, "shaken, not stirred." Reports say Bond is switching to Heineken. Ad Age reports that Daniel Craig will reach for a Heineken rather than his trademark cocktail in a scene from the upcoming Bond movie "Skyfall," thanks to a deal Heineken USA has struck with the spy film franchise. Craig will additionally star in a commercial for the brew to run globally, created by Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam with "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes serving as a consultant. Craig will also appear as Bond on special packaging for the beer
  • Dallas area surveys damage after tornadoes rip through [but it is Dallas-Ft Worth's fault!]

    04/04/2012 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN Weathercaster
    Paraphrasing: "If these tornadoes had hit the countryside, nothing would much have been said about it. But Dallas-Ft Worth were in the way, so it is a big story!"
  • Descend Into the Jinns' Gathering Place Deep Under Oman (Real Life Raiders of the Lost Ark Scene)

    04/04/2012 11:44:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The National ^ | Eugene Harnan
    Majlis Al Jinn in Oman is the ninth largest natural underground space in existence. Eugene Harman joins a team of cavers to explore a world of wonder under the earth's surface, one that was formed millions of years ago - and is in need of a good clean-up.Like a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, a beam of light cuts across the cave's chamber. It begins in the Asterisk Hole in one corner, and catches a climber by surprise when he drops down. The beam takes 20 minutes to reach the other side of the chamber before it fizzles...
  • All New South Park: Episode 1604 "Jewpacabra"

    04/03/2012 6:46:45 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 18 replies
    South Park Studios ^ | April 4, 2012 | Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    IT'S GOING TO BE A MEMORABLE PASSOVER THIS YEAR ON AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK" PREMIERING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL -------- All-New Season 16 Episodes Available In HD Exclusively On Xbox LIVE, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network, Amazon Video On Demand, Vudu, And In SD On Samsung Media Hub And InDemand New Episodes Also Available On SouthParkStudios.com -------- New York, April 2, 2012 - Cartman searches for an elusive creature in the forests surrounding the town in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Jewpacabra" premiering Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central....
  • Chief Jay Strongbow dies (professional wrestler)

    04/03/2012 6:43:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | April 3, 2012 | Greg Oliver
    Chief Jay Strongbow, the WWWF star who died today, was always a pretty matter of fact guy, someone who saw his role as a star wrestler as a job and never expressed a great love of the business.
  • The Walken Dead

    04/03/2012 3:20:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 14, 2011 | Uploaded by P0YKPAC
    Click link to watch video and read viewer comments.
  • Original “Dumb and Dumber” duo signed on for sequel (Starring Jim Carrey/Jeff Daniels)

    04/03/2012 12:53:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2012 | Tina Korbe
    It's the season of long-anticipated comedy sequels! You did catch Will Ferrell's dramatic announcement of another Anchorman movie, didn't you? Now, I have even better news: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have agreed to film a sequel to that cringeworthy classic, Dumb and Dumber. Back in October, we heard that Sean Anders and John Morris — the comedy screenwriting duo behind "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins" --- were hard at work on a script. That was the last bit of news about the project ... at least until this weekend, when Peter Farrelly dropped a Twitter-imploding bombshell...
  • President Barack Obama to Introduce USA Network's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Airing

    04/03/2012 12:27:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 3, 2012 | Jethro Nededog
    President Barack Obama will provide a special introduction to USA Network’s airing of the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Saturday at 8 p.m. “I’m deeply honored that President Obama will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird by introducing it to a national audience,” Pulitzer prize winner and famously media-shy Lee says. “I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made and I'm proud to know that Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch lives on — in a world that needs him now more than ever.”...
  • TITANIC programs (upcoming)

    04/03/2012 7:08:20 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 15 replies
    N/A | 4/3/12 | me
    Upcoming programs on TV this week regarding "TITANIC", all on National Geographic Channel, Eastern times: "Titanic: Ballard's Secret Mission" Sat 4/7 @ 7p Sun 4/8 @ 2a "Titanic: the Final Word with James Cameron" Mon 4/9 @ 8p " " @ 11p "Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard" Mon 4/9 @ 10p Tues 4/10 @ 1a
  • Needed: A web site where I can look up a movie with just a vague description of its plot

    04/02/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT · by Sarah · 47 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/02/2012 | Vanity
    I have been looking for ages for the titles for two movies, and I only have a vague memory of the basic premise or plot: One: a small town, where the sheriff (or mayor) and the whole town are so crooked that they bet on anything, and they end up betting the who treasury on the results of a fight that they go to more and more ridiculous ends to cheat and win. (the word 'dog' in the title?) Two: An old B/W movie where a man and his lover scheme to drive his wife crazy, setting up horrible scenes...
  • On TCM Wednesday: Ronald Reagan in "Storm Warning" and "The Winning Team"

    04/02/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT · by opineapple · 4 replies
    "Storm Warning" April 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm Starring Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers, and Doris Day Drama/1951 A county prosecutor saves a model who knows her sister's brother is a Ku Klux Klan killer. tcm.com "The Winning Team" April 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm Starring Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, and Frank Lovejoy Biography/1952 Grover Cleveland Alexander becomes one of baseball's greatest pitchers, with his wife's support. tcm.com
  • Will Adele sing the next James Bond theme?

    04/02/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Rumors have been floating for quite some time that Adele will record the theme song for the next James Bond movie, "Skyfall" (out in theaters Nov. 9). Now the Grammy-winning singer has all but confirmed this, as she recently revealed in an interview that she'll have a new single out by year's end — but we'll have to wait awhile longer for a full album.
  • Where is La Raza? Why haven't they defended one of "The Race"?

    04/02/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT · by rawcatslyentist · 21 replies
    mybrain | today | self
    Where is La Raza? Why haven't they defended one of "The Race"?
  • Send Keith Olbermann to Hunger Games

    04/02/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 04/02/2012 | Mark Judge
    Why can't we have a hunger games for journalists? We'll take about 20 members of the fourth estate, drop them in the Blue Ridge mountains, and let them fight until death. Winner keeps his job. For an industry that is in a financial free fall, journalism is stupefyingly reluctant to trim the fat. Katie Couric, the narcissistic teenager who never grew up, bombed as anchor of the CBS Evening News. She never had much talent and is well over the hump age-wise. So naturally, she has been offered a guest spot on "Good Morning America." Keith Olbermann was just canned...
  • Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Begins Principal Photography

    04/02/2012 8:32:03 AM PDT · by Carlucci · 35 replies
    Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Blog ^ | April 2, 2012 | Scott DeSapio
    Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Fully Cast with Shooting to Begin Today (Beverly Hills, CA) - April 2nd, 2012 - Either-Or Productions announced today that the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, “Either Or” has been fully cast and principal photography has begun. Based on Ayn Rand’s (Feb. 2 1905 - Mar. 6 1982) 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II: EITHER OR is set in a near future dystopian United States with a global economy on the brink of collapse and brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, mysteriously disappearing at the hands of the unknown. Starring in the...
  • “My Favorite Blonde,” “Joe Smith, American” (Movie Reviews-4/2/42)

    04/02/2012 4:24:22 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/2/42 | Bosley Crowther, T.S.
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  • Just Try to Get This One on a Plane (‘Titanoboa: Monster Snake’ on Smithsonian Channel)

    04/01/2012 11:19:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | NEIL GENZLINGER
    A spring warning for puttering-in-the-garden types who have occasionally been startled by a garter snake as they pull the weeds: Soon you may be seeing a cousin of that garter lolling in your flowerbed. This snake will be fairly easy to distinguish from the other. It’ll be the one that’s longer than your house. “Titanoboa: Monster Snake,” coming Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel, suggests near the end of the program that we may not have seen the last of the incredibly large prehistoric serpent known as Titanoboa, or something like it. The program notes the correlation between snake size and...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/01/12)

    04/01/2012 8:23:11 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 18 replies
    04/01/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/01/12) Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • "Game of Thrones" Season 2 thread - 9pm EDT HBO

    04/01/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    "Game of Thrones" Season 2 thread - 9pm EDT HBO. Season 2 begins tonight at 9pm EDT with a reprise at 10pm EDT on HBO.
  • Julia Roberts plays 'Evil Queen Obama'

    04/01/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 12 replies
    World Daily Net ^ | March 31, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    POPCORN AND A (WORLD)VIEW Julia Roberts plays 'Evil Queen Obama' Exclusive: Drew Zahn says 'Mirror Mirror' reveals who isn't 'fairest of them all' At its heart, “Mirror Mirror” is a fairy tale filled with surprisingly value-affirming morals, lessons that Christians in particular and families of all stripes can appreciate. More subtly, it reflects the antics of certain “bad apples” in government, a lesson particularly poignant in America today. A retelling of the story of “Snow White,” the film is told from the perspective of the evil queen (played by Julia Roberts) who is frustrated at every turn attempting to vanquish...
  • (Vanity) The Socialists Have Their Own News Network

    04/01/2012 7:26:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 30 replies
    As I'm flipping through the channels this morning I passed by MSNBC.. This picture was in the corner. Now compare that to this..... This show appears to be called "Wi the people" OUTRAGEOUS!
  • DIRECTV Forced to Remove 24 Tribune Stations

    04/01/2012 5:06:33 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies
    tvpredictions.com ^ | April 1, 2012 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2012) -- DIRECTV this morning was forced to remove 23 Tribune-owned local stations and WGN America after the two companies could not reach a new programming agreement. Tribune issued a statement late Saturday night saying the stations would no longer be available after midnight and early this morning the stations had been pulled. (DIRECTV posted an on-screen message on the Tribune-owned CW affiliate in the Washington, D.C. area that said the blackout would be "temporary" and that stations are sometimes pulled for a short time in programming disputes.) “This situation is extremely unfortunate,” Nils Larsen, Tribune...
  • This Week's Movie Selection...Mamma Mia! 2008 (Musical)

    03/31/2012 11:28:26 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 20 replies
    Wiki ^ | 3.31.2012 | Self
    The casting of actors not noted for their singing abilities led to some mixed reviews. Variety stated that "some stars, especially the bouncy and rejuvenated Streep, seem better suited for musical comedy than others, including Brosnan and Skarsgård."[21] Brosnan, especially, was savaged by many critics: his singing was compared to "a water buffalo" (New York Magazine),[22] "a donkey braying" (The Philadelphia Inquirer)[23] and "a wounded raccoon" (The Miami Herald),[24] and Matt Brunson of Creative Loafing Charlotte said he "looks physically pained choking out the lyrics, as if he's being subjected to a prostate exam just outside of the camera's eye."[25]
  • Linsanity Is Officially Over As Jeremy Lin Will Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery

    03/31/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2012 | Cork Gaines
    Jeremy Lin's remarkable breakout season may now be over as he will have surgery that will in all likelihood sideline him for the remainder of the season. According to an Associated Press report (via SI.com), Lin will have knee surgery and will be out six weeks. There are only four weeks left in the regular season. So unless the Knicks, who are clinging to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, pull a huge upset in the first round of the playoffs, it is unlikely that Lin will see the court again before the 2012-13 season. Since his first big...
  • Britain's Got Talent - Charlotte and Jonathan

    03/31/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT · by WayneM · 15 replies
    Looks like we may have a winner! Pretty surprising.
  • Rolling Stones vs. Dean Martin: 1964

    03/30/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 95 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | FRIDAY, 16 MARCH 2012 | RICH KIENZLE
    Today the Rolling Stones are still Rock and Roll and pop culture icons, even as they battle over when (if ever) to do a 50th Anniversary Tour, a situation that may be easing now that Keith Richards apologized to Mick Jagger over remarks Richard made about his bandmate and collaborated in his best-selling 2010 autobiography. Scott Mervis posted a very astute Pop Noise blog entry regarding Bruce Springsteen's recollections of the legendary TAMI Show movie, James Brown's explosive appearance in that film and the Rolling Stones' unenviable task of following the Godfather of Soul. It's also worth noting that nearly...
  • Jerry Lewis: "Dean Martin Was the Least Appreciated Performer in Show Business"

    03/30/2012 4:42:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/17/2012 | Roger Friedman
    Jerry Lewis turned 86 yesterday and got quite a nice birthday party from the Friars Club. Richard Belzer interviewed him last night at the 92nd St. Y, Lewis did a lengthy and hilarious Q&A with the audience, and then Paul Shaffer played “Happy Birthday” to him on the piano with an audience singalong. Veteran comic and actor Jerry Stiller came and sat third row center and even asked a question: “Did you and Dean rehearse your act?”– and he seriously wanted an answer. Jerry joked a lot of his answers, and got lots of applause from an audience that included...
  • Olbermann's Full Statement On Dismissal From Current TV

    03/30/2012 3:00:40 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 70 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/30/2012 | The voices in Keith Olbermann's head
    Keith Olbermann released the following statement on his termination from Current TV: I'd like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV. Editorially, Countdown had never been better. But for more than a year I have been imploring Al Gore and Joel Hyatt to resolve our issues internally, while I've been not publicizing my complaints, and keeping the show alive for the sake of its loyal viewers and even more loyal staff. Nevertheless, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt, instead of abiding by their promises and obligations and investing in a quality news program, finally...
  • The Unseen Message of The Hunger Games

    03/30/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2012 | William Ward
    Though the liberal media and leftist Hollywood are wrapping themselves in The Hunger Games, the book series' pro-individualism, anti-socialist/communist/totalitarianism message has thus far eluded them -- but the legions of children reading the books are getting the message. When I learned that my teenage sons -- macho young lads, to be sure -- were suddenly captivated by a book series featuring a 16-year-old female protagonist, I was intrigued, to say the least -- intrigued enough to read the books myself. As I progressed through the story, I found myself checking and re-checking the cover several times to make sure the...
  • Warren Stevens, Veteran Character Actor, Dies at 92

    03/29/2012 12:21:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 28, 2012 | Mike Barnes
    Warren Stevens, whose busy seven-decade career as a character actor in Hollywood included a key role in the 1956 sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 92.