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  • CBC reinstates "Baby, It's Cold Outside" to it's seasonal playlist amid audience input

    12/11/2018 11:49:29 AM PST · by jerod · 41 replies
    CBC News ^ | Dec 11, 2018 12:39 PM ET
    Citing audience input, CBC has reversed its decision to remove the holiday track Baby, It's Cold Outside from seasonal playlists. "Last week, we decided to press pause to consider the different points of view on playing Baby, It's Cold Outside. Because we value our audience input, which was overwhelmingly to include the song, we have put it back on the two playlists where it had been removed," Chuck Thompson, CBC's head of public affairs, said in a statement Tuesday. "Appreciating not everyone interprets lyrics the same way, listeners may wish to skip the song as we understand not everyone will...
  • Following Kevin Hart's Departure: 18 Comedians Who Can Never Host The Oscars Now

    12/10/2018 11:46:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/09/2018 | Ellie Bufkin
    Following Kevin Hart’s departure, many names have surfaced as possible replacements, but let me save the Academy time and show why they are disqualified as not politically correct enough. By Ellie Bufkin December 10, 2018 The Academy Awards is facing quite a predicament about selecting a host for its 2019 ceremony. After tapping, then ditching, Kevin Hart due to some jokes he made about homosexuality a decade ago, they are left carefully contemplating his replacement.It wasn’t long after his announcement as host that the outrage mob was demanding an apology for those old tweets. The Academy agreed, and asked Hart...
  • Kevin Hart Illustrates Hollywood's 'Noble Savage' Racism

    12/08/2018 1:22:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 8, 2018 | Kira Davis
    Kevin Hart is out as the host of the 2019 Oscars just a few days after he was in. Thats how it goes, these days. The internet giveth and the internet taketh away. Hart - an accomplished, veteran comedian - was forced to step down after refusing to apologize for homophobic tweets from some seven years ago. The celebrity class is largely silent. Everyone knows theyre on record saying something that their own outrage mobs would find untenable. No one wants to get caught in the tempest of their own making. But Harts displacement isnt just about being forced to...
  • Kevin Hart Taunts POTUS in MTV Video Music Award-Opener: In Your Face, Trump! Suck it!

    08/21/2018 4:14:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/20/18 | Ken Meyer
    Kevin Hart...kicked off the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night [and] took several shots at President Trump.... ....In your face, Trump! Suck it! Hart also made fun of the presidents war with NFL anthem-kneelers, telling the audience...
  • Kevin Harts Ex-Wife Took Son to Gun Range After He Played Call of Duty

    02/08/2018 11:34:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Blast ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jeff Mazzeo , Gary Trock
    Torrei Hart wanted to give the son she has with Kevin Hart some real life experience with firearms away from the television, so she took him to the gun range to squeeze off a few rounds. 10-year-old Hendrix went with his mom Monday afternoon to an L.A. gun range and practiced his pistol shooting. Torrei showed Hendrix all the safety precautions, including proper eye, ear protection and safe loading techniques. Torreis rep tells The Blast We always go on mommy son dates and today I took him to the gun range. His favorite game is Call of Duty so I...
  • Scott Rudin On Obamas Favorite Movies: I Bet He Likes Kevin Hart (Lib Snark Alert!)

    12/11/2014 7:01:01 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Matthew Zeitlin
    Before Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal attended a breakfast of Hollywood bigwigs last November with Barack Obama, she emailed her friend Scott Rudin for suggestions on what she should ask the president. In what has become the latest embarrassing email uncovered in a trove of messages leaked by hackers who attacked Sony, Pascal wrote Rudin: What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast? She was referring to a breakfast hosted by DreamWorks Animation head and major Democratic donor Jeffrey Katzenberg. Rudin, a top film producer responsible for films like No Country for Old Men and Moneyball, responded,...
  • Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over past homophobic tweets

    12/07/2018 11:06:10 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2018 | Jake Coyle
    NEW YORK (AP) Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didnt want to be a distraction. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past, wrote Hart. Hart stepped aside just about an hour after refusing to apologize for tweets that resurfaced after he was announced as Oscars host on Tuesday. In a...
  • Golden Globes Shatters Diversity Record: 4 of 10 Best Picture Nominees Have Non-White Directors

    12/06/2018 8:25:55 PM PST · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 12/6/2018 | Thom Geier
    In a record for diversity at the annual Golden Globes Awards, four of the 10 nominees in the two Best Picture categories this year have non-white directors. Spike Lees BlacKkKlansman, Ryan Cooglers Black Panther, Barry Jenkins If Beale Street Could Talk all were recognized in the Best Picture-Drama category, while John M. Chus Crazy Rich Asians made the cut in the Best Picture Comedy or Drama competition. Of these, only Lee received a nomination for Best Director, where he was joined by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarn for Roma which as a foreign-language film was not eligible in...
  • Kevin Hart, Logic bash Trump at VMAs with lewd comments, calls to tear down wall

    08/20/2018 11:07:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mariah Haas | Fox News
    While presenting at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, Kevin Hart told the audience they were "allowed to kneel" seemingly referencing how NFL players have been kneeling out of protest during the national anthem. "This game you're allowed to kneel," Hart said while presenting with fellow comedian Tiffany Haddish. He continued: "You can do whatever you want there's no old white men to stop you." Hart, 39, also said the award show was like "a typical day at the White House." Beefs pop off, bad language, people run to the bathroom and send out crazy tweets, Hart said. "It's basically...
  • Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to Harvey relief, joins Kardashians, Kevin Hart and more

    08/30/2017 8:01:59 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 29, 2017 | RACHEL DESANTIS and NICOLE BITETTE
    As Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on Texas, celebrities are stepping up to do their part in contributing to relief efforts. "The Blind Side" star Sandra Bullock showed off her kind side Tuesday by contributing a whopping $1 million to the Red Cross relief effort. "There are no politics in eight feet of water," she told People. "There are human beings in eight feet of water." Comedian Kevin Hart attempted to kick off a chain reaction of donations Monday with an Instagram video where he pledged $25,000 to the Red Cross and urged others to do the same. "I...
  • I wont play a gay character: Kevin Hart says he turned down a role in Tropic Thunder because

    01/16/2015 10:38:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 00:17 EST, 17 January 2015 | Laurel Browne
    Kevin Hart says he wont play a gay character. The topic came up on Friday when the hosts of radio show, The Breakfast Club, asked the 35-year-old if he had any roles that he regretted missing. The one role I regretTropic Thunder, the Wedding Ringer star responded before admitting he had turned down the part because it was real flagrant. According to Kevin, he could have played the role of rapper-turned-actor Alpa Chino in the 2008 comedy, but he passed because the character, on script, was real flagrant. I was like, I cant. I cant do this, Kevin said of...
  • Sony hack: Execs make racist jokes about Obama; A-listers slam those publishing leaks

    12/11/2014 7:32:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 11, 2014
    More incriminating personal information was leaked Wednesday following the unprecedented Sony Pictures hack, this time in the form of emails between top producers and executives belittling a number of major stars and projects, and even making racist jokes about President Barack Obama. In one email exchange, Sony co-chairperson Amy Pascal -- a prominent Democratic party donor and Obama supporter -- asked movie producer Scott Rudin ahead of a fundraiser what she should ask the President "at this stupid Jeffrey (Katzenberg) breakfast," to which Rudin quipped "would he like to finance some movies." "I doubt it. Should I ask him if...
  • Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host Amid Outcry over Old Gay Jokes

    12/07/2018 1:03:50 AM PST · by 867V309 · 50 replies ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | coplan
    Comedian and A-list actor Kevin Hart announced early Friday morning that he made the choice to step down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards amid a backlash over the resurfacing of previous gay jokes and tweets.
  • Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Anti-Gay Comments

    12/06/2018 9:20:50 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 7, 2018 | Gregg Kilday , Seth Abramovitch
    Kevin Hart is stepping down as Oscars host just two days after the Academy announced he would take on the high-profile gig. The move came amid a mounting controversy after old tweets surfaced in which Hart expressed anti-gay sentiments and used homophobic terminology and slurs.
  • Kevin Hart Fires Back at Critics of His Homophobic Tweets, Does Not Apologize

    12/06/2018 8:17:32 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    Indie Wire ^ | 6th December 2018 | Steve Green
    Kevin Harts road to hosting the Oscars just got a little more bumpy. After multiple homophobic tweets by Hart resurfaced in the wake of his announcement as the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonys host, the comedian responded with a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday evening. In it, Hart opted not to apologize for his past jokes, but instead claimed that he had changed since then. ou can watch a (for some reason, shirtless) Hart respond to the growing controversy in both video and caption form below: Guys, Im almost 40 years old, Hart said in the video. If you dont believe...
  • Kevin Hart Called Out for Homophobic Jokes After Being Named 2019 Oscars Host

    12/05/2018 8:08:02 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Indie Wire ^ | 5th Demember 2018 | Zack Sharf
    After months of speculation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed December 5 that comedian Kevin Hart would be taking on the job of Oscars host for the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The gig will be Hart’s first time hosting the Oscars, a massive step up from his gigs hosting ceremonies like the BET Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the MTV Movie and TV Awards. However, Hart’s hiring is being met with some backlash online from film writers and Oscar pundits. Erik Anderson, the founder of Awards Watch, took to social media shortly after Hart confirmed...
  • Kevin Hart Confirmed to Host 91st Oscars

    12/04/2018 5:40:30 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 4, 2018 | Scott Feinberg, Borys Kit
    Kevin Host is officially set to host the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. "I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one," the comedian wrote Tuesday afternoon in an Instagram post, adding, "now it's time to rise to the occasion." The star is emceeing the event for the first time. First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director. Earlier on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had held talks with the comedian about hosting...
  • Roman Polanski threatens lawsuit against motion picture academy over expulsion

    05/09/2018 7:12:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    Just days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Roman Polanski from its ranks, the director's attorney sent a letter to the organization Tuesday morning, arguing the move was unlawful and threatening to take legal action if Polanski is not granted a hearing. In his letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said the academy had failed to follow both its own rules and California law in denying the Oscar-winning director a chance to present his own case. "We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion...
  • Motion picture academy president John Bailey cleared after investigation of sexual harassment claim

    03/28/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 28, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday evening that it was clearing its president, John Bailey, of any wrongdoing after an investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment against him. On March 13, the academy had received a claim that the 75-year-old veteran cinematographer, who was elected to lead the organization in August, had attempted to inappropriately touch a woman while riding in a transportation van on a movie set more than a decade ago. (Early reports had suggested there were multiple allegations against Bailey, but the academy noted that there was only one.) But after an...
  • ABC Correspondent is HIV Positive, Says Peers Warned: Dont, Itll Ruin You

    03/25/2018 8:24:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The ^ | 3/25/2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Karl Schmid, an on-camera reporter for ABCs Los Angeles affiliate, came out as HIV positive on Friday night in a powerful Facebook post about stigma and acceptance. The 37-year-old Australian import covers human interest stories and Hollywood on ABC7, reporting from events like the Academy Awards and the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party. After a decade living with HIV, Schmid said he came forward despite numerous industry peers urging him to stay quiet. For 10 years Ive struggled with do I or dont I? For ten years the stigma and industry professionals have said, dont! Itll ruin you, wrote Schmid....