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  • 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...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales"(1982)

    02/02/2014 11:50:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Watch 32 ^ | 1982 | Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones
  • Saturday morning cartoon: "By Word Of Mouse"(Looney Tune, 1954)-Pro-capitalism!

    10/06/2012 8:41:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | I. Freleng
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLJ1m7artbE It's hard to imagine Hollywood making an animated short with this message nowadays but back in 1954, WB produced this Looney Tune teaching a short primer on capitalism and in favor of it! After seeing all those DNC delegates tell Peter Schiff how they want to "ban profit" makes me realize how many folks need to watch this cartoon.
  • Warner Bros. Removing Confederate Flag From ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car

    08/30/2012 2:37:55 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 66 replies
    Screen Crush ^ | 8/27/12 | Mike Sampson
    The General Lee – Bo and Luke Duke’s vehicle of choice from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘ – is a classic and instantly recognizable Hollywood car. But it’s about to get a little less recognizable as Warner Bros., the studio that owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ has decided to remove the confederate flag from all future versions of the car. The news has reportedly been floating around the hobby community over the past few days as ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ collectors became aware of a new regulation. A collector on HobbyTalk.com was told by a...
  • Jewish Leaders Slam Mel Gibson, Warner Bros. for Judah Maccabee Movie (Exclusive)

    09/09/2011 10:30:21 AM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 89 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Sept 9 2011 | Alex Ben Block, Daniel Miller
    "Casting him as a director or perhaps as the star of 'Judah Maccabee' is like casting Madoff to be the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission," says Rabbi Marvin Heir. Prominent Jewish leaders are beginning to speak out against Mel Gibson and Warner Bros. over their planned movie based on the life of religious icon Judah Maccabee. SNIP
  • Rio Bravo on TCM 10:30PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/06/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    It has been said that director Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo (1959) as a reaction to two popular westerns which angered him - High Noon (1952) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). His comment on the former was, "I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him." Hawks also considered 3:10 to Yuma, which had outlaw Glenn Ford playing psychological games with lawman Van Heflin, "a lot of nonsense." So Rio Bravo was the director's take on heroism...
  • DVDs on demand: Warner dips into untapped vault (LAT, VAR, WSJ, THR)

    04/14/2009 8:26:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Hollywood Wiretap ^ | 3-23-2009 | Nancy Tartaglione-Vialatte
    Warner Bros. today will launch a service giving the public the opportunity to custom-order DVDs of films never before released via the medium. The move is seen as a response to dwindling DVD sales and also to customer demand for titles that while not totally obscure, didn't necessarily generate enough heat to merit a full-on DVD release. The Warner Archive Collection, available at WarnerArchive.com, includes films dating back to the silent age and for $19.95 per disc Warners will burn, package and ship for receipt within an estimated five days. Currently there are 150 titles available with for a total...
  • World Bank Spent More Than a Year Covering Up Destruction of Albanian Village

    02/10/2009 6:30:07 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 2 replies · 335+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2009 | Richard Behar
    Managers at the World Bank provided false information to the agency's board of directors about a $39 million, politically-connected European "coastal cleanup" project that led to the destruction and destitution of a powerless village in Albania in 2007 — and then spent nearly two years trying to cover it up, FOX News has learned. Bank insiders also misled and stonewalled a panel of independent investigators commissioned by the board to investigate the scandal, according to the investigators themselves. World Bank sources tell FOX News that the panel's report, submitted to the 24-member board in late November, is one of the...
  • Golden West deal doomed Wachovia in crisis

    12/26/2008 8:38:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 1,770+ views
    The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC ^ | 2008-12-22 | Rick Rothacker
    In front of a ballroom full of N.C. bankers in January 2006, Wachovia chief executive Ken Thompson warned of the dangers of “toxic” home loans. A problem with so-called option adjustable-rate mortgages, he told the group, was that homeowners can end up owing more at the end of the month than the beginning, which can be a “tough situation” for customers and lenders. “I have literally been amazed at the terms offered by some mortgage lenders, thankfully not at Wachovia and thankfully not so much in North Carolina,” he said. Four months later in May 2006, Thompson took a $24...
  • The Retail Financial Losses Caused By Warner Brothers Decision To Delay Harry Potter Release

    08/19/2008 11:42:12 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 5 replies · 194+ views
    Accio DA ^ | 08/19/2008 | Unknown
    Beyond the scores of angry fans that are protesting Warner Brothers' decision to delay the release of the sixth Harry Potter movie, is the untold story of retailers scrambling to deal with the merchandising fallout from the announcement. The most notable fallout is occurring in regards to the release of ...
  • Warner Brothers Facing Backlash From Legions Of Potter Fans

    08/18/2008 11:43:49 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 6 replies · 158+ views
    Accio Dumbledore's Army ^ | 08/18/2008 | Unknown
    Warner Brothers continue to face increasing backlash from tens-of-thousands of Harry Potter fans as news spreads of the delayed release of the 6th Harry Potter Movie - The Half-Blood Prince. Warner Brothers is preparing for an onslaught of red envelopes that will begin arriving later this week in addition to the massive email campaign and more than 35,000 signatures to a WB petition launched 3 days ago. From Accio Dumbledore's Army: Despite Internet rumors attributing the delayed release to the Writer's Guild Strike this past spring, further statements have made it clear that the movie is completed and that the...
  • WB Arbitrarily Delays Harry Potter Release, Online Petition Gathers 17,000

    08/15/2008 9:01:05 PM PDT · by Jabrown · 8 replies · 292+ views
    PDOP ^ | 08/15/2008 | Jarid Brown
    With news broadcasts dominated by election coverage, the Edwards scandal and Russian Invasion of Georgia, the news has been slow to spread that Warner Brothers announced yesterday that they were postponing the November Release of Harry Potter: Half-Blood Prince until July of 2009. If you hadn't previously heard the news then I apologize for being the one to break it to you. In the immediate wake following Warner Brothers announcement, Internet rumors spread attributing the delayed release to the Writer's Guild Strike this past spring. However, upon further clarification by Warner Brothers it now seems that the movie is ...
  • Fannie, Freddie, Banks and Government Debt (If...you will need steel, lead and brass, not money.)

    07/14/2008 10:34:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 182+ views
    istockanalyst.com ^ | July 14, 2008 | Karl Denninger
    Ok folks, its time for a long sit-down type of Ticker - the sort that I usually don't write. Let's start with Fannie and Freddie. As anyone who has been reading The Ticker knows, I have been saying for quite some time that Fannie and Freddie are in fact "short to zero" candidates for the common stock. This is simply due to the mathematics of their financial situation - they are levered up anywhere from 60 to more than 200:1, depending on what you include and exclude from "capital" and "credit book." I use the worst-case set of numbers, because...
  • WB Network to Return as a Web Site (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/29/2008 4:35:26 AM PDT · by abb · 11 replies · 80+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 29, 2008 | Brian Stelter
    The WB brand, born as a broadcast network in 1995 and closed in 2006, will return as an online video Web site, combining short original series with classic shows, the Warner Brothers Television Group announced Monday. TheWB.com, and a complementary site for children called KidsWB.com, are part of a “digital destination” strategy by Warner Brothers, a subsidiary of Time Warner, to tailor Web sites to specific audiences. In trying to compete for consumers’ time, Warner and other media companies have sought new outlets for content, sometimes bypassing the traditional network structure and creating broadband Internet channels. “My 20-year-old daughter and...
  • World Bank Scholar

    05/17/2007 1:16:01 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 4 replies · 1,005+ views
    WSJ / OpinionJournal ^ | May 17, 2007 | Bret Stephens
    World Bank Scholar Paul Wolfowitz's judges may have ethical issues of their own. BY BRET STEPHENS Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:01 a.m. In the winter of 2006 an email was sent to the investigations hotline of the World Bank's Department of Institutional Integrity, or INT. Its subject was the "Hypocrisy of ED Tom Scholar." "Please know," read the text of the email written by a bank employee, "that UK ED Tom Scholar is continuing an affair with [a bank employee]. This woman has been given preferential treatment in [the department] because of her relationship with this powerful ED, this affair...
  • Banking on Obsolete Statism

    05/12/2007 1:57:13 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 423+ views
    WSJ Commentary ^ | May 10, 2007 | George F. Will
    WASHINGTON -- The kerfuffle over whether Paul Wolfowitz, the World Bank's president, behaved badly regarding the contract for his companion to facilitate her departure from the bank involves no large issue. The bank's existence does. The bank's rationale, never strong, has evaporated. Born in 1944, at the apogee of confidence in governments and international governmental organizations, the bank's mission is "to fight poverty with passion and professionalism." The great prerequisite for curing poverty is, however, economic growth, and the world has learned that the prerequisite for growth is free markets allocating private capital to efficient uses. Much of what recipient...
  • Rice Launches Wolfowitz Defense

    05/10/2007 2:38:57 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 5 replies · 547+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 10, 2007 | Neil King Jr. and Greg Hitt
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has launched a behind-the-scenes campaign in defense of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz against calls he relinquish his job. While President Bush and other senior administration officials have publicly praised Mr. Wolfowitz, Ms. Rice has begun a quiet but concerted effort to reverse low European support for his leadership. Over the last week, Ms. Rice "spoke with several European foreign ministers about her positive impression of Paul Wolfowitz and the job he is doing at the World Bank," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack. Other U.S. officials said the involvement of the U.S.'s...
  • Axis of Soros

    05/08/2007 11:20:54 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 26 replies · 1,116+ views
    Axis of Soros May 9, 2007; Page A16 Mark Malloch Brown spoke Monday to a crowded auditorium at the World Bank's headquarters, warning that the bank's mission was "hugely at risk" as long as Paul Wolfowitz remained its president. Only hours earlier, news leaked that a special committee investigating Mr. Wolfowitz had accused him of violating conflict-of-interest rules. A coincidence? We doubt it. Mr. Malloch Brown, remember, was until last year Kofi Annan's deputy at the United Nations. In that position, he distinguished himself by spinning away the $100 billion Oil for Food scandal as little more than a blip...
  • The Whistleblowers' Tale (The real disgrace at the World Bank.)

    05/08/2007 12:30:48 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 7 replies · 700+ views
    WSJ / OpinionJournal.com ^ | May 8, 2007 | Bret Stephens
    In the summer of 1997, two senior World Bank officials published an academic article under the cheerful title, "Africa on the Move: Attracting Private Capital to a Changing Continent." The authors, Jean-Louis Sarbib of France and Callisto Madavo of Zimbabwe, were responsible for the bank's work in Africa, and they took an optimistic view. "A new spirit of social and economic progress has energized much of the region," they wrote, "and gradually the rest of the world is beginning to take notice." Among the bank's own contributions to this African Renaissance, as it was then being billed, was something called...
  • Deal Is Offered for Chief’s Exit at World Bank

    05/07/2007 8:11:53 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 25 replies · 1,103+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2007 | Steven R. Weisman
    Leading governments of Europe, mounting a new campaign to push Paul D. Wolfowitz from his job as World Bank president, signaled Monday that they were willing to let the United States choose the bank’s next chief, but only if Mr. Wolfowitz stepped down soon, European officials said. European officials had previously indicated that they wanted to end the tradition of the United States picking the World Bank leader. But now the officials are hoping to enlist American help in persuading Mr. Wolfowitz to resign voluntarily, rather than be rebuked or ousted. The goal, they said, is to avert a public...