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  • Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ Ripped Apart on Twitter After Cannes Debut

    05/20/2016 11:50:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | May 20, 2016 | Brent Lang
    UPDATED: Sean Penn’s humanitarian romance “The Last Face” is being savaged on Twitter after premiering Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. Commenters on social media are describing the film, which stars Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem, as the worst of the fest. Others are also quipping that the picture is so awful that it destroyed Penn’s relationship with Theron. The duo broke up a year ago. When critics weighed in, they largely echoed the flash reactions that bubbled up online.
  • Nicolle Wallace found out about ‘View’ firing from the press

    08/14/2015 12:37:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/14/15 | Fox News
    Nicolle Wallace found out she was fired from “The View” along with the rest of the public — through the press. The former co-host said she “had no plans of quitting” and “loved the job.” “I think I thought that I would learn somewhere other than [an article in] Variety that I’d been fired,” she told Variety.
  • ‘The View’ May Cut Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace in Latest Revamp (Palin Karma)

    07/02/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 34 replies ^ | 7/2/2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ABC executives are finalizing a plan to reboot “The View” next fall, for the second consecutive year, with a flurry of changes that could include the departure of at least one of its regular hosts, Variety has learned. While moderator Whoopi Goldberg will remain as the face of the struggling daytime talker, the future of two of her co-hosts, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, is in doubt. One or both women could be dropped because network execs are underwhelmed with their contributions to the show’s signature Hot Topics segment, which is expected to shift focus permanently toward more lighthearted celebrity...
  • Brian Williams’ Tall Tale (his chopper whopper) Raises New Challenge For NBC News

    02/05/2015 1:27:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    The waters have been choppy for NBC News in recent years, with its “Today” franchise having ceded ground to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and its Sunday-morning mainstay “Meet the Press” struggling to find a new identity after the death of longtime host Tim Russert. Amidst that chaos, Brian Williams was supposed to be the anchor – in both senses of the word. Now Williams, whose “NBC Nightly News” is the most watched evening newscast in the United States, has added to the challenges facing the NBCUniversal news division. [Snip] What makes Williams’ admission worse, according to one person familiar with...
  • Ronan Farrow Hits the Road in Desperate Bid to Save Failing MSNBC Show

    01/23/2015 10:53:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your show  is at the bottom of a cable network with lousy ratings. So what to do? Take the show that few watch out of the studio, put it on the road, and cross your fingers hoping that the format change will miraculously improve the ratings. That is what is happening with the failed Ronan Farrow Daily (Dully) show on MSNBC. A show with such horrible ratings that TVNewser announced it was watched one Monday last December by only 13,000 people in the 25 to 54 demo during its time slot or less than a sixth of a typical football...

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Bryan Singer’s Accuser Names Three More Alleged Sex Abusers

    04/21/2014 8:46:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | April 21st, 2014 | Film Reporter Dave McNary
    Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually abusing teenage boys in lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court. “I would not wish on my worst enemies what I went through,” declared plaintiff Michael Egan at a Monday news conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and also served as head of programming for Fox, NBC and the WB. He’s also the head of year-old Quad Media Partners, formed to launch four fully curated linear TV networks, “each built around a modern decade in...
  • Clear Blue Tuesday (Variety reviews 9/11, the Musical)

    08/28/2010 1:12:12 AM PDT · by tlb · 1 replies
    Variety ^ | Aug. 22, 2010, | JOHN ANDERSON
    "Clear Blue Tuesday" virtually demands that viewers admire its chutzpah: an autopsy of post-9/11 grief among a cross-section of singing New Yorkers. Pic might have been alternately titled "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Musical" -- or, maybe, "How Reach Exceeded Grasp." The clear blue Tuesday in question is Sept. 11, 2001. The various characters, whom we've met only cursorily, are all injured, some physically, some psychically. Caroline (Jan O'Dell) is wearing an eyepatch and limping; Jain (Vedant Gokhale), an Indian, is being abused by co-workers who consider anyone dark-skinned an evil Arab; middle-management lowlife Kyle (Asa Somers), the type who'd survive...
  • Variety to begin charging for Web access Thursday

    12/10/2009 2:02:17 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies · 252+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/10/2009 | By RYAN NAKASHIMA,
    LOS ANGELES – The Hollywood trade newspaper Variety is putting its Web site behind a "pay wall" starting Thursday — reserving its online content for paid subscribers and hoping its advertisers will stick around despite the smaller Internet audience. Variety plans to shut off free access gradually, asking one in 10 visitors for a user name and password that will be sent to paying subscribers. After about two months, the newspaper plans to block free access — except for five free page views a month — ending an experiment with entirely free online content that Variety began in October 2006....
  • Voight ignites a blog storm in Hollywood (big lib backlash)

    08/06/2008 11:41:10 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 154 replies · 921+ views
    Politico ^ | 8-6-08 | Jeffrey Ressner
    Jon Voight intended to turn heads with the “very strong points” in his Washington Times op-ed last week (titled: Voight: My Concerns For America ~ Obama sowing socialist seeds in young people). But he probably didn’t expect so many of them to reside in Hollywood. In a sign of the growing interest in politics this election year, bloggers who normally focus on the entertainment industry are expanding their presence in one of the Internet’s other spheres of influence. Voight’s piece slammed Democratic candidate Barack Obama, praised GOP contender John McCain, and even repudiated his own Vietnam War protests as the...
  • Ann Coulter: What can I do to make your flight more uncomfortable?

    11/22/2006 2:59:00 PM PST · by Vinny · 204 replies · 10,075+ views
    Human Events Online (Contributors) ^ | 11-22-2006 | Ann Coulter
    Six imams removed from a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix are calling on Muslims to boycott the airline. If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether. Witnesses said the imams stood to do their evening prayers in the terminal before boarding, chanting "Allah, Allah, Allah" -- coincidentally, the last words heard by hundreds of airline passengers on 9/11 before they died. Witnesses also said that the imams were talking about Saddam Hussein, and denouncing America and the war in Iraq. About the only scary preflight ritual the imams didn't...
  • Stern (Anna Nicole's lawyer) IS the Dad

    09/26/2006 6:37:38 PM PDT · by Hildy · 140 replies · 5,460+ views
    Larry King Live | Sept.. 26, 2006 | Hildy
    Howard K. Stern just announced on Larry King that he's the Dad of Anna Nicole's Baby and that they're in love. That's all.
  • Working Military Dog Section on fort prepare for variety of roles (WOOF!-WOOF!)

    04/16/2006 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 950+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — It’s early in the morning, the sun has yet to start its rise in the east and the only lights breaking the darkness on this Southern Arizona Army post are the soft orange illuminations from street lamps. But already there are stirrings as GIs begin to awake, stretching their muscles, yawning and occasionally growling their discontent knowing ahead of them will be chow, physical exercises, training and duty before the work period ends. It’s a routine part of a soldier’s day. And in today’s Army, a sense of security is also part of soldiers’ lives, developed through...
  • Variety Magazine Calls NYT’s “NSA Eavesdropping” Reporter James Risen a Hero

    01/11/2006 6:21:54 PM PST · by Only Waxing · 15 replies · 481+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/9/06 | Noel Sheppard
    The magazine to the stars, Variety, called the New York Times’ James Risen a “journalistic hero.” In an article about the problems that Risen’s new book, "State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration," might pose for the Times, Variety reporter Michael Learmonth began by offering great praise for the author: “After years of entanglement with Judith Miller, the New York Times can celebrate a true journalistic hero in James Risen, the reporter who uncovered the NSA eavesdropping story.” Learmonth continued:
  • G.M., U.A.W., Michael Westfall, Michael Moore Controversy

    02/28/2005 3:23:44 AM PST · by eastwind · 5 replies · 786+ views
    The Westfall Paper's ^ | 12/01/2004 | Mike Westfall
    Prior to "Roger and Me" Moore was a writer of a small magazine in Davison Michigan. It has been said Moore became confused with what his role was as a writer and the role of the actual Flint activist workers he saw , so he decided to become the " Flint Don Quixote" and subject of his own story to see if America would believe it...and they did. Moore may have wanted to be a blue-collar rebel but some believe he was really a very confused white-collar writer.It mattered not Hollywood...............
  • 'DisneyWar' rushed to stores

    02/12/2005 9:10:18 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 436+ views
    Variety ^ | 2/12/05 | Jonathan Bing, Pamela McClintock
    "DisneyWar," James B. Stewart's expose of Michael Eisner's 20-year tenure at Disney, arrived in bookstores Wednesday -- three weeks ahead of schedule. Publisher Simon & Schuster, which had sought to preserve a publicity campaign tied to the original release date of March 7, decided earlier this week to accelerate publication. Several Disney executives and reporters had seen early drafts of the manuscript, which paints a decidedly unflattering picture of Eisner's time atop the Mouse HouseMouse House. The leaks generated so much publicity for "DisneyWar" that industry insiders have begun to speculate whether the accelerated schedule was an elaborately choreographed PR...
  • The Future of Judaism

    01/25/2005 11:35:24 AM PST · by stevejackson · 30 replies · 2,433+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 25, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Until the 18th century, there was basically only one kind of Judaism, that which is now called Orthodox. It meant living by the religion's 613 laws, and doing so suffused Jews' lives with their faith. Then, starting with the thinker Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) and moving briskly during the Haskala, or "enlightenment," from the late 18th century, Jews developed a wide variety of alternate interpretations of their religion, most of which diminished the role of faith in their lives and led to a concomitant reduction in Jewish affiliation.These alternatives and other developments, in particular the Holocaust, caused the ranks of the...
  • WSJSinclair and Double Standards:

    10/13/2004 5:26:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 794+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Terry McAuliffe called the program "an illegal in-kind contribution" to the Bush campaign and said the Democratic National Committee is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission. Over at the FCC, Democratic Commissioner Michael Copps interrupted his Columbus Day holiday to dub the broadcast "an abuse of the public trust." More ominously, Kerry adviser Chad Clanton told Fox News yesterday that "I think they (Sinclair) are going to regret doing this, and they better hope we don't win." ...It wasn't the intention of the Founders to give elected officials veto power over press reports.... The excuse for such broadcast...
  • WSJ: Big Brother Barton (on investigating CBS, Rather)

    09/30/2004 6:00:11 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 617+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 30, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Variety reports that Mr. Barton, a Texan who heads the Commerce Committee, told a trade group this week that newscasts "need to have safeguards to prevent reporters from infusing their opinions into news reports." Never mind the scores of other newspaper, television, radio and Web options viewers may turn to if they now deem "60 Minutes" untrustworthy. The Congressman apparently doesn't believe that the spectacle of Mr. Rather and CBS becoming punch-lines for late-night talk show hosts is much of a deterrent to other news outfits. Aside from the fact that it's a terrible idea to have Congress monitoring the...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, August 1-7, 2004: Grab Bag

    08/03/2004 10:00:40 AM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 1,166+ views
    Various | Various | Various
    Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Kilauea Eruption Update Click to see the larger version Click to see the larger version Graham Lyth Photography Grand Canyon GalleryMount Hayden The scenic landmark below no longer exists. Do you know where it is and what it was named?
  • Scientists Confront 'Weird Life' on Other Worlds

    05/08/2004 7:08:27 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 122 replies · 1,345+ views ^ | Friday, May 7, 2004 | Leonard David
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – What are the limits of organic life in planetary systems? It’s a heady question that, if answered, may reveal just how crowded the cosmos could be with alien biology. A study arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council (NRC), has pulled together a task group of specialists to tackle the issue of alternative life forms -- a.k.a. "weird life". To get things rolling, a workshop on the prospects for finding life on other worlds is being held here May 10-11. The meeting is a joint activity of the NRC’s Space Studies Board's Task...
  • Davis Rapidly Fills Variety of State Positions

    10/05/2003 11:02:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 244+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 5, 2003 | Dan Morain and Evan Halper, Times Staff Writers
    SACRAMENTO — Faced with the possibility that he could lose his office, Gov. Gray Davis has rushed to fill vacancies that have languished for months and even years, giving seats on boards and commissions to large campaign donors and positioning members of his inner circle for prestigious judgeships. In recent months Davis has made 359 selections for posts ranging from positions on the UC Board of Regents and the California Parks and Recreation Commission to those on less visible boards dealing with police officer training and workplace regulation. Judicial nominations have also shot up. In the last 10 weeks, Davis...