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  • Lifetime Announces First Christmas Movie With LGBTQ Lead Romance

    08/03/2020 10:40:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    TV Line ^ | August 3, 2020 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    Your move, Hallmark! Lifetime announced on Monday as part of its virtual Television Critics Association summer press tour that, following last year’s Twinkle All the Way (which featured a same-sex kiss between characters played by Brian Sills and Mark Ghanimé), the cabler has greenlit The Christmas Set-Up, its first movie with a LGBTQ romance as the lead story. The synopsis reads: Hugo, a New York corporate lawyer and his best friend Madelyn head to Milwaukee to spend the holidays with his mom Kate, who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo...
  • Hallmark announces plans to debut 'LGBTQ storylines, characters and actors'

    07/26/2020 6:27:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    ....On Thursday, amid criticism that none of the company's 40 upcoming holiday movies feature an LGBTQ lead, a Hallmark Channel spokesperson told "Good Morning America" that change is coming. In the coming months, the representative said, Hallmark will make announcements about "projects featuring LGBTQ storylines, characters and actors."
  • An Ahistorical, Surprisingly Dull Mess, Hulu’s ‘The Great’ Is Anything But

    07/24/2020 7:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    The show thinks it's subversive and daring with its humor, but the only shock is how relentlessly dull it is, regardless of themes and imagery. For those who shudder at historical inaccuracies in biopics, stay far away from Hulu’s “The Great.” The show does not even pretend to care about historical accuracy, opening each episode with the caveat, “an occasionally true story.” The show loosely tells the story of the early days of Catherine the Great’s (Elle Fanning) marriage to Emperor Peter III of Russia (Nicholas Hoult) as she plots a coup to kill her incompetent and cruel husband to...
  • Hallmark to feature LGBT storylines, characters and actors

    07/21/2020 7:42:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/21/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Hallmark Channel, which portrays itself as the “country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment,” has announced it will feature in the coming months “LGBTQ storylines, characters, and actors.” “Diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us and we look forward to making more programming announcements in the coming months, with projects featuring LGBTQ storylines, characters, and actors,” Hallmark said in a recent statement. “We are committed to creating a Hallmark experience where everyone feels welcome.” In December, the channel apologized for removing an ad from Zola.com, the wedding planning site, featuring two brides kissing. Hallmark reinstated it after...
  • Grant Imahara, Host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' Dies at 49

    07/13/2020 9:52:18 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 48 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 13, 2020 | Abid Rahman , Katie Kilkenny
    An electrical engineer and roboticist by training, he worked for a long time at Lucasfilm's THX and Industrial Light and Magic divisions. Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49. Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," a representative for Discovery said in a statement on...
  • Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star

    07/10/2020 12:45:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | Steve Holden, Newsbeat
    Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star [Image] Danny Trejo has been shot, stabbed, crushed, eaten and tortured . . . multiple times. Con Air, Zombie Hunter and 3-Headed Shark Attack (yes . . . that's a real film) are just three of the movies in which he's ended up dead. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, he's the guy whose head famously ends up on top of a tortoise. According to one survey, the 76-year-old has died on screen more than any other actor. "It shows I've been working," he jokes. And if you didn't...
  • Carl Reiner, ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator and Hollywood Legend, Dies at 98

    06/30/2020 6:47:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 59 replies
    TheWrap ^ | 6/30/2020 | Jennifer Maas
    “The Dick Van Dyke Show” creator and Hollywood legend Carl Reiner has died. He was 98. Reiner died Monday, according to TMZ.
  • Cable networks pooling convention coverage to reduce number of employees (impending doom)

    06/28/2020 3:29:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 6/28/20 | Justine Coleman
    The cable news networks are planning to work together to pool their coverage of the Democratic and Republican national conventions to reduce the number of employees present amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Leaders from CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are coordinating on regular calls to figure out "pool" coverage where networks use one video feed to limit the number of workers present, Rashida Jones, senior vice president of MSNBC and NBC News, told the newspaper. Pool coverage has traditionally been used during election coverage, but Jones said coordination between the networks has increased because of...
  • ‘The Simpsons’ Will ‘No Longer Have White Actors Voice Non-White Characters

    06/26/2020 5:29:37 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 121 replies
    Variety ^ | June 26th, 2020 | David Buchan
    “The Simpsons” won’t have any repeats of Hank Azaria voicing Apu. The producers behind the show issued a statement Friday saying that from now on, its characters of color will be voiced by actors of color only. “Moving forward, ‘The Simpsons’ will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” the statement read. News of the decision comes less than an hour after Mike Henry announced he will no longer voice the character of Cleveland Brown on fellow Fox animated comedy “Family Guy.”
  • 6 More Reasons To Cancel ‘Looney Tunes’ Besides Elmer Fudd’s Gun

    06/17/2020 8:32:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 17, 2020 | Rich Cromwell
    It’s not just the guns, almost every aspect of the cartoon series means it deserves to be canceled.“Looney Tunes” is back, this time on HBO Max, but with one major difference from the original series. In this iteration, when Elmer Fudd goes after Bugs Bunny, he won’t be armed with a rifle, but a scythe. Because if there’s one thing that doesn’t suggest a violent and bloody demise, it’s a scythe.In explaining the change, executive producer Peter Browngardt said, “We’re not doing guns. But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered...
  • Don’t Abolish The Police Procedural Entertainment

    06/08/2020 8:13:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 8, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    As the protests condemning the tragic death of George Floyd continue and the opportunistic riots rage on, the media has turned against the entire concept of the police with a vengeance. As such, several media outlets have decided to attack a staple of the American television landscape – police procedurals. With recent unjust demonization of the police as a whole becoming a popular political stance from the woke crowd, their positive portrayal on television has come under fire. Some have argued that the issue with this sub-genre of shows is their focus on the perspectives of their police protagonists at...
  • Little House on the Prairie's Melissa Gilbert Calls Trump and his supporters racist

    06/07/2020 7:18:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 124 replies
    Instagram ^ | June 7, 2020 | Melissa Gilbert
    We Hate Trump like you hated President Obama. However, we hate Trump because he is racist. You hated Obama because you are racist.
  • Washington Compost: Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.

    06/04/2020 7:48:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 94 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | June 4, 2020 | Alyssa Rosenberg
    Like many other industries, entertainment companies have issued statements of support for the protests against racism and police brutality now filling America’s streets. But there’s something Hollywood can do to put its money where its social media posts are: immediately halt production on cop shows and movies and rethink the stories it tells about policing in America. For a century, Hollywood has been collaborating with police departments, telling stories that whitewash police shootings and valorizing an action-hero style of policing over the harder, less dramatic work of building relationships with the communities cops are meant to serve and protect. There’s...
  • Shaun Robinson Calls Out Ex-Access Hollywood Co-Anchor Billy Bush for 'Pain' His 'White Privilege' Caused He

    06/03/2020 10:35:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 3, 2020 | Michael Ausiello
    Ex-Access Hollywood staple Shaun Robinson is taking former co-anchor Billy Bush to task for arriving late to the Black Lives Matter movement. Responding to Bush’s Extra Q&A with colleague Nate Burleson about the George Floyd protests, Robinson harrumphed on Twitter, “I appreciate you being an ally now. But, if you want to talk about the pain White Privilege causes African Americans, you should probably also talk to the Black woman who sat next to you on the set of Access Hollywood for years.” TVLine has reached out to Bush’s rep for comment. Robinson and Bush’s tenures at Access Hollywood overlapped...
  • These 5 Streaming Moves Preview The COVID-19 Entertainment Shift

    05/29/2020 9:04:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 29, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    The streaming wars are heating up, as John Krasinski’s 'Some Good News' signs on with CBS, 'Hamilton' heads to Disney Plus, and Tom Hanks’ new war movie goes straight to Apple TV.The coronavirus crisis accelerated the trend of consumers choosing in-home entertainment — particularly, video-on-demand streaming services such as Netflix that maximize choices and almost eliminate ad breaks. U.S. theater ticket sales had already been in decline for the past 20 years, and today most theaters remain closed due to concerns about spreading COVID-19 in crowded, enclosed spaces. Ten major streaming services are now vying for subscribers, with hundreds of...
  • Hollywood Gobsmacked By California Governor’s Plan To Potentially Reopen Production Soon

    05/25/2020 12:17:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom sees the state as mere days away from new guidelines to further open up from the coronavirus pandemic, but entertainment industry insiders are feeling broadsided by today’s announcement. “WT [Expletive]?” said one top cable executive to Newsom today announcning he would reveal plans on May 25 that could spur shuttered film and TV production back to work sooner rather than later. “Have they talked to the unions, because I don’t think that’s going to jive with them,” the exec added. “We’ll look at the guidelines when they come out on Monday,” a spokesperson for the WGA...
  • In Compelling Story About Motherhood, ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Explores Blossoming Of Identity Politics In 1990s

    05/25/2020 10:46:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Libby Emmens
    In 'Little Fires Everywhere,' it’s interesting to see the '90s reflected from this distance of more than 20 years. But the identity politics is suffocating. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington face off as the opposite kind of mom in Hulu’s new “Little Fires Everywhere,” a series based on the popular book by Celeste Ng. The two women’s lives intersect in the small, idyllic, town of Shaker, Ohio. One mother is drawn to Shaker for the good school district, while the other has been there her entire life, and her legacy comes with power and influence. While the show is about...
  • Newly released Ahmaud Arbery video shows 2017 shoplifting arrest

    05/19/2020 12:34:28 PM PDT · by tlozo · 112 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 19, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Newly released police bodycam video shows Georgia slay victim Ahmaud Arbery being handcuffed and arrested for shoplifting in 2017. The video, dated Dec. 1, 2017, shows Arbery and three teenagers being confronted by police in the parking lot of a Walmart shopping center, according to the footage posted on YouTube on Tuesday. “Tell me about the TV,” a police officer asks. “TV? What? We don’t have any TV,” Arbery, wearing shorts and a parka, responds. “What about the 65-inch TV?” the cop says. “Sixty-five inch TV?” Arbery says. “Do me a favor,” the cop replies. “All of you take a...
  • Former Miss America and ex-‘NFL Today’ co-host Phyllis George dies at age 70

    05/16/2020 8:51:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    She was a beauty queen and former Miss America, but NFL fans know Phyllis George as the first women’s sportscaster. According to reports, George, who co-hosted CBS’s NFL Today show in the 1970s and 1980s, died Thursday at the age of 70. She died from complications from a blood disorder, her ex-husband, former Kentucky Gov. John Brown Jr., told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Saturday. “Phyllis was a great asset to Kentucky,” Brown told the Courier-Journal. “We had a great partnership. I think we enjoyed every single day.” George, who was born in Denton, Texas, in 1949, was crowned Miss America...
  • The Chosen: Highly Recommended

    05/15/2020 10:23:52 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 17 replies
    Website ^ | 1-1-20 | Multiple
    The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season series based on the true stories of the gospels of Jesus Christ. Watch at www.thechosen.tv/app.