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  • Fear The Walking Dead Dicussion Thread: Season 4 Epidode 10

    08/19/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by tennmountainman
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | ConjunctionJunction
    ConjunctionJunction posted this thread Friday as she would not be in town today to post her normal Fear The Walking Dead Thread. I have provided a link to her original thread posted Friday, with comments already up. I don't have a way to ping all on her list. Please click on her link above to participate in her thread for this weeks Fear The Walking Dead Thread.
  • Netflix purges all user reviews like it said it would

    08/19/2018 2:39:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Netflix ^ | August 18, 2018 | Mariella Moon
    If you're browsing Netflix for a new show to watch, don't bother looking for reviews on the platform to see if a title is worth your time. The streaming service is done purging user reviews -- a decade's worth of comments praising and excoriating shows, all gone. Under the question "How do I post reviews on Netflix?," the service's Help Center now says: "Netflix customers were able to leave reviews on Netflix.com until mid-2018, when reviews were removed due to declining use. To learn how Netflix suggests TV shows and movies we think you'll love, visit our Ratings & Recommendations...
  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Shares Letter Sent to Coldplay for ‘Yellow’ Permission

    08/19/2018 11:59:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Aug 19, 2018 | Ilana Kaplan
    Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has shared the note he sent Coldplay requesting the licensing rights for their 2000 hit “Yellow.” Coldplay initially rejected Chu’s request, and the film’s studio Warner Bros. remained concerned that the song’s title and placement in the romantic comedy would be problematic (yellow is a derogatory term against Asians), but Chu wanted to use the song to reclaim the word. “We’re going to own that term,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “If we’re going to be called yellow, we’re going to make it beautiful.” But Chu didn’t give up. Instead he wrote a...
  • Michelle Wolf’s staff: It was “classless” of Netflix to cancel us without telling us first

    08/19/2018 6:56:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 18, 2018 | Allahpundit
    “Classless.” These people once threw a parade for abortion on the show. All in all, it lasted three months. Don’t think of it as being canceled, conservatives sniffed last night on Twitter after the news broke, think of it as being terminated in the first trimester.
  • Has anyone seen The Meg movie?

    08/18/2018 9:03:21 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 37 replies
    8/19/18 | Me, Myself, & I
    Just curious, if anyone's seen The Meg. I find the "Beyond the Seas" background music sort of weird as the shark is gobbling up swimmers in the trailer.
  • Man arrested for shooting another man...over who should play Aretha Franklin in a film [tr]

    08/18/2018 1:51:19 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 8/17/2018 | Emily Crane
    A Virginia man has been arrested for shooting another man in the middle of an argument about who should play Aretha Franklin in a film about the late singer. Michael Jermell Hatton, 44, and Tony Jonathan Lundy, 47, got into an altercation in a barber shop in Suffolk County on Thursday morning. The argument quickly turned physical when they got outside after Hatton pulled out a gun and allegedly shot Lundy at least once. Witnesses told WAVY that the two men had been arguing inside the barber shop about which actress should play the Queen of Soul in a movie....
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 4 Episode 10

    08/17/2018 7:05:18 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 13 replies
    N/A | August 17, 2018 | N/A
  • Miss America Slams the Miss America Organization

    08/17/2018 3:46:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jonah Engel Bromwich and Sara Simon
    Cara Mund, whose reign as Miss America comes to a close next month, accused the pageant’s parent organization of systematically silencing her in a letter made public Friday. It was the latest setback for the organization, which has struggled to reinvent itself after a string of scandals. In a missive that ran over 3,000 words long, Ms. Mund said that the pageant’s leadership had “reduced me, marginalized me, and essentially erased me in my role as Miss America in subtle and not-so-subtle ways on a daily basis.” She went on to say that members of the organization had prevented her...
  • ESPN won’t televise national anthem during MNF

    08/17/2018 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 17, 2018, 1:59 PM EDT | Darin Gantt
    ESPN has found a way to keep from being in the middle of any national anthem controversies on their air this year — by not putting it on their air. According to Sara Fischer of Axios.com, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said their intention was to not show players doing whatever they may or may not be doing during the song during their Monday Night Football presentations. “We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don’t think that will change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro said. “Again that could change....
  • Southwest Airlines Sets New Limits On Travelers’ Pets–Only Dogs, Cats And Horses

    08/17/2018 10:14:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    Like many airlines, Southwest has been working on new policies to rein in passenger abuse of generous “emotional support” animal guidelines. Customers have successfully flown with support spiders, snakes, possums, raccoons and, of course, cats and dogs, even large slobbering ones shedding fur. We wrote here in April about airlines’ varied struggles with developing standard policies that meet the needs and desires of passengers paying a small fortune to fly cross-country without being eaten and passengers who feel the need to have their little baby Bailey nearby at all times.
  • Why 'Crazy Rich Asians' is the right movie for this moment

    08/17/2018 9:36:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/15/2018 | Jeff Yang
    You've probably already read about how "Crazy Rich Asians" is the first major studio release to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- since The Joy Luck Club accomplished that feat in 1993. And yes, this movie is a singularly special and important event for those in the Asian-American community, who are finally beginning to sense a change in an industry that has, over the past quarter century, seemed afraid of putting more than one of us onscreen at once for fear of somehow freaking out or turning off non-Asian viewers. (Don't look now, but "Crazy Rich Asians" serves...
  • Fox News Apologizes for Using Patti LaBelle’s Photo in Aretha Franklin Tribute

    08/16/2018 7:30:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 16, 2018 | Itay Hod
    Fox News has apologized for mistakingly using a photo of Patti LaBelle in its Aretha Franklin tribute Thursday. “We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends,” Jessica Santostefano, Vice President, Media Desk at Fox News told TheWrap in a statement. “Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret.” The image featured Franklin in the foreground and LaBelle in the background. The error was caught by online observers who noticed that...
  • ‘Queer Eye’ Star Jonathan Van Ness Under Fire After Saying ‘Not All Republicans Are Racist’

    08/16/2018 3:10:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jon Levine
    “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness had to defend himself on Wednesday after he was ripped for urging his fans to be tolerant of other ideas and saying that not all Republicans were evil and racist. Van Ness decided to get political on Twitter following the results of Tuesday’s primary results. “Luckily a lot [of] extreme right people won yesterday, meaning that if we can come up w center left candidates we can take back the house & senate, not to mention many state legislatures. It is so important for the left to not go too left or we are...
  • Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul Dead at 76

    08/16/2018 7:12:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8/16/2018 6:59 AM PDT | Staff
    Aretha Franklin, known for having one of the greatest voices in music history, and for hits like "Respect," and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" ... died Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Aretha passed away in her Detroit home where she was under hospice care. She'd been in failing health for many months and she was down to 86 pounds. One source told us he was informed more than a week ago that Aretha could go at any time. She was surrounded by friends and family when she passed. She had appeared incredibly frail in...
  • Melissa Schuman Accused Backstreet Boy Nick Carter of Rape. And Then ‘the Vultures Came Out.’

    08/16/2018 7:03:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 08.16.18 5:08 AM ET | Amy Zimmerman
    The pop star, formerly of the girl group Dream, accused Carter of rape. She opens up to Amy Zimmerman about the harassment, doxxing, and industry silence she’s endured since. ===================================================================== When she was 12, Melissa Schuman earned a place in Dream, a girl band that made its mark in the early aughts with hits like “This Is Me” and “He Loves U Not.” None other than Diddy signed Dream to Bad Boy Records, and they joined a pantheon of pop groups that were peaking in the 2000s. It was a whirlwind. “Basically, I was in Dream from 12 to 18,”...
  • 'The Rider' is a movie that will stick with you for a long time

    08/16/2018 5:46:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/2018 | John Kass
    After some movies, you’ve just got to sit with friends over coffee, maybe a piece of pie, and talk excitedly about that amazing Hollywood blockbuster. Those fantastic chase scenes. The plot twists. The amazing stunts on the Kashmiri cliffs. And what does Ving Rhames really think about Tom Cruise? But if you’re lucky, there might be a few movies in your life that require something besides chatter and pie: A silence, and the need to go off by yourself for a bit to think on how lucky you were to have seen something that’ll stick with you for a long...
  • Penn and Teller Fool Us // Javi Benitez // Original TV Sound

    08/15/2018 5:36:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/15/18 | javi benitez
    For those that enjoy Magic.
  • Filmmaker Tony Kaye Casts Robot As Lead Actor In Next Feature

    08/15/2018 2:06:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amanda N'Duka
    As the advancement of technology continues to replace the need for human labor, American History X director Tony Kaye is undertaking a new — and maybe controversial — step in filmmaking by employing an Artificial Intelligent (A.I.) actor as the lead in his next film, 2nd Born. Unlike Robin Williams’ 1999 film Bicentennial Man or the Steven Spielberg-directed A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Kaye is aiming to cast a real robot, who will be trained in different acting methods and techniques. The idea, which originated from Kaye and producer Sam Khoze, is to forgo the use of computer-generated effects in favor of...
  • ‘Designing Women’ Reboot in the Works at Sony

    08/15/2018 10:08:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/14/2018 | Jennifer Maas
    Sony has yet another reboot in the works. The television studio is developing an update of the ’90s sitcom “Designing Women.” The show’s original creator, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, is attached to lead the reboot, according to TVLine. “Designing Women” ran for seven seasons on CBS, before concluding on May 24, 1993, sharing a night with “Murphy Brown.” You know, that other classic comedy about to return to the network. The series centers around the fictional design firm Sugarbaker and Associates, a witty bully pulpit for caustic social and political humor. The founder of the company is Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter), a...
  • ‘The 100’ Star Marie Avgeropoulos Arrested On Felony Domestic Violence In Glendale

    08/14/2018 10:50:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Avgeropoulos was booked on felony domestic violence charges, according to TMZ. Police had responded to a call from a man who said she had struck him during an argument, TMZ reports. However, the exact circumstances which prompted the arrest were unclear. Avgeropoulos was booked and released on $50,000 bail, according to jail records. Avgeropoulos plays the character of Octavia Blake on “The 100,” a post-apocalyptic science fiction series that airs on The CW