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  • Live from Thailand: Miss Universe Pageant - 7PM Tonight on FOX - First Trans Contestant Ever

    12/16/2018 4:23:38 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 30 replies
    Miss Universe Official ^ | 12/16/18 | N/A
    LIVE! Pageant starts at 7PM through 10PM ET tonight on FOX. First Trans contestant, Angela Ponce of Spain, expected to be a Semifinalist (ugly as a toad, and she has a d*ck, but Las Vegas bookies have places her odds as winning the whole thing to be quite high). Look also for a lot of "TRUMP BASHING" if any Central or South American contestants make it to the Q&A round. Enjoy!
  • Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is Out (A Tale of Two Movie Reviews)

    12/15/2018 6:11:22 PM PST · by rebuildus · 62 replies ^ | 12/15/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is Out (A Tale of Two Movie Reviews)I’ve always loved movies. The first movies I remember were when my older sister—for some reason—would take me along when she went to the Drive In. She was probably baby sitting and wanted to get out of the house! Drive Ins were big in Southern California in the late 60s, early 70s. The first movie I remember was Paint Your Wagon, but I remember nothing about it, except I didn’t like it or understand it. The second was Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. It was raw and masculine....
  • A Frizzy Christmas

    12/15/2018 4:12:36 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 15, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... At which point, Sylvester the cat looks up from his long fruitless vigil outside the mouse hole in the baseboard and sighs with feeling to the narrator, "You're not jutht whithlin' Dickthie, brother." "Gift Wrapped" is like every Looney Tune or Merry Melody - a mere six minutes long. But with Christmas movies that's a good thing. The western and the musical may be dead, but the charmless Xmas movie is now a genre all of its own and doing gangbusters....
  • Nero Wolfe - Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo and Patsy

    12/15/2018 3:34:30 PM PST · by mairdie · 20 replies
    The Nero Wolfe series to Elmo and Patsy's "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer." And for something a little stranger, "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Amish Paradise" for the movie "Witness."
  • Pete Davidson Deletes Instagram After Disturbing Post

    12/15/2018 2:04:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 15, 3018 | THR Staff
    Pete Davidson deleted his Instagram account after he wrote that he doesn't "want to be on this Earth anymore" in a post on Saturday. "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore. I'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last. all i've ever tried to do was help people," Davidson wrote. An outpouring of support followed the post as "Pete Davidson" and "Pete" trended on Twitter on Saturday. On Saturday afternoon New York police told The Hollywood Reporter, "We are aware of the post and we...
  • Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groups

    12/14/2018 1:55:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Alexandra Olson
    CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. The announcement comes as the network’s crisis deepens, with details emerging from an ongoing investigation into Moonves’ conduct and news surfacing of other instances of sexual misconduct at CBS. In the latest revelation, CBS acknowledged that it reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku, who said she was written off the show “Bull” in March 2017...
  • Dr Who (David Tennant) - Carol of the Birds - Chip Davis

    12/14/2018 10:23:42 AM PST · by mairdie · 18 replies
    "Carol of the Birds" by Chip Davis, from the David Tennant Dr Who episode, "The Shakespeare Code." The time travel, costume episodes are among my favorites. And another of my favorite historical episodes, "Vincent" by Don McLean for Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccination goes awry

    12/14/2018 9:46:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | 10:08am | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Lou Ferrigno is under the weather following a botched vaccine. The former 67-year-old action star, who shot to fame as the Incredible Hulk in the ’70s, wound up at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after receiving a pneumonia vaccination. “Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep,” he captioned a photo of him lying in a hospital bed. “I’ll be ok but it’s important that you keep an eye on who’s giving the shot and make sure they not only swab the spot correctly but that you watch the needle...
  • TOTO: Hollywood, Once Scornful Of Blacklists, Now Embraces Them

    12/14/2018 9:25:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2018 | Christian Toto
    Remember Hollywood’s old obsession with the “blacklisting” of alleged communists? Movie after movie captured that dark chapter in American history, each film wagging a cinematic finger at industry insiders who punished Communist sympathizers — or just folks suspected of harboring such thoughts. Think “The Front,” “The Majestic,” “Trumbo,” “Guilty by Suspicion” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” That was then. Today, people who hold what the Hollywood elite consider untenable views — such as those who believe in protecting the U.S. border — are targeted, shamed and made to fear for their careers. It’s happening both inside Tinsel Town and...
  • Why Henry Potter Is the Undeniable Hero of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

    12/14/2018 7:46:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/14/2018 | By Daniel Savickas
    Christmas is right around the corner. During all the festivities and family gatherings, your grandmother, or some other relative, will inevitably try to cajole the whole family into an obligatory viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life. While the inspirational theme of one man being able to make a difference is touching, try not to take all of this film’s messages directly to heart, lest you desire reduced opportunity amid slower economic growth.The film follows its supposed protagonist, George Bailey, from his young days of saving his little brother from drowning in a lake and stopping his boss from accidentally poisoning...
  • CBS paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 million after she accused "Bull" star Michael Weatherly of harassment

    12/14/2018 6:05:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 96 replies
    Eliza Dushku was written off CBS' "Bull" after she confronted Michael Weatherly about his behavior, according to a new report in the New York Times. The Times said when Dushku appeared on "Bull" last year, there were "well-developed plans" to make her a full-time cast member, but those plans allegedly ended after she came forward with allegations against the show's star. Dushku played a lawyer alongside Weatherly for just three episodes in Season 1. According to a draft report from lawyers hired by CBS' board to investigate the company's culture and sexual misconduct allegations and reviewed by the Times, Dushku...
  • Oscar Nominee Sondra Locke Dies at 74

    12/13/2018 8:11:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 76 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/13/18 | Dave McNary
    Actress and director Sondra Locke, who received a supporting actress Oscar nomination in her first movie role for “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” died Nov. 3 at 74. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death. She died due to breast and bone cancer, according to Radar Online, which reported that she was laid to rest at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary. Locke had a contentious relationship of more than a decade with Clint Eastwood, who first cast her in “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”
  • Detroit TV meteorologist Jessica Starr commits suicide after .. Lasik eye surgery

    12/13/2018 6:45:56 PM PST · by george76 · 109 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Dec 13, 2018 | Rachel DeSantis
    Detroit TV meteorologist Jessica Starr commits suicide after sharing 'struggles' caused by Lasik eye surgery. ( Full title). A Detroit meteorologist whose final social media posts highlighted her lingering struggles after getting Lasik eye surgery committed suicide Wednesday. She was 35. ... She underwent Lasik SMILE eye surgery in October and was forced to take time off of work, a struggle she addressed in a Facebook video in early November. I’m still healing… (but) I’m ready to get back to my life,” she said, noting that doctors told her it would take about three months before she felt 100% again....
  • John Goodman says 'The Conners' is 'great' without Roseanne Barr

    12/13/2018 5:04:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published 5 hours ago | By Jessica Sager | Fox News
    John Goodman may love Roseanne Barr, but he doesn't deem her a necessary part of "The Conners." TMZ cameras caught up with the actor, who played Barr's husband on "Roseanne" and now her widower on "The Conners," and he was in great spirits about the Barr-free spinoff. "It's so much fun, man. It's great," he said. "I hope we get a deal for next year. It's wonderful." Goodman, 66, also admitted he hasn't kept in touch with Barr since "Roseanne" was canceled.
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 15

    12/13/2018 4:06:30 PM PST · by Impy · 79 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15 THURSDAY, DEC 13, 2018 (All Times Eastern) L.A. Chargers at Kansas City 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox/Amazon Prime Arrowhead Stadium SATURDAY, DEC 15, 2018 Houston at N.Y. Jets 4:30 pm NFLN MetLife Stadium Cleveland at Denver 8:20 pm NFLN Broncos Stadium at Mile High SUNDAY, DEC 16, 2018 Dallas at Indianapolis 1:00 pm FOX Lucas Oil Stadium Miami at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Oakland at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium Tennessee at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Washington at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS TIAA Bank Field Arizona at Atlanta 1:00...
  • The Conners: ABC Eyeing Season 2 of Roseanne Spinoff Amid Strong Ratings

    12/13/2018 2:36:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    TV Line ^ | December 13, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    ABC’s big, pricey Conners gamble appears to have paid off. TVLine has learned exclusively that the Alphabet net is eyeing a second season of the Roseanne spinoff, with preliminary talks underway between the network and the series’ primary on-camera players, including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and Lecy Goranson. Following a long summer that included Roseanne‘s abrupt cancellation, assorted Roseanne Barr explanations/apologies, cast reactions and industry speculation, The Conners debuted in October to 10.6 million total viewers and a 2.4 demo rating, down just a hair from where the Roseanne revival left off with its May finale (which did...
  • Sherlock Holmes - Jeremy Brett - Nuttin' for Christmas - Hippos for Christmas

    12/13/2018 12:43:13 PM PST · by mairdie · 24 replies
    One of my very favorite Holmes actors. Nuttin' for Christmas - Hippos for Christmas. A funny Christmas piece for Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes. And if you'd like to think of it as a Wassail song, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes in All About Berries by Julia Ecklar. Boys Night Out!
  • Star Trek Movie - I Heard the Bells - Trail Band - Longfellow’s Civil War Carol

    12/12/2018 3:33:09 PM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    From "The Undiscovered Country," "I Heard the Bells" by The Train Band. The Civil War is one of my study areas, so I've always loved this carol. And if you enjoyed the movie Kirk, then perhaps you'd also like a non-carol - Frank Sinatra's "I Did It My Way" for Shatner/Kirk in the movies.
  • Mixed reviews reveal critics can't quite agree on 'Aquaman

    12/11/2018 4:40:48 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Mashable ^ | December 11, 2018
    Like its hero, it's the kind of film that surveys the strangeness in front of it, flashes a smile, and dives right in. And if it stays in the water a bit too long—well, I'd still come back for a sequel." Critics like Mashable's Angie Han concede that Aquaman isn't without its barnacles, but contend the flick is at least worth the price of admission. Others are denouncing the DC Comics' tentpole as an irrefutable, outright flop. The Jason Momoa and Amber Heard-starring adventure tackles the origin story of the Justice League's trident-wielding hero, taking viewers into the seven kingdoms...
  • Captain Z-ro

    Captain Z-ro (starring and created by Roy Steffens) was a children's television space opera featuring the eponymous time traveler and his companion, Jet (Bruce Haynes), visiting many key figures from the past