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  • Johnny Depp defends acting with an earpiece

    06/22/2018 5:38:46 PM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 22, 2018 | Worldwide Entertainment News Network|
    Johnny Depp has confirmed that he does use an earpiece when acting on set. The Hollywood actor is currently in a legal battle with his ex-managers, Joel and Robert Mandel of The Management Group (TMG), who he has accused of mishandling his finances and causing him to rack up more than $40 million in debt. The Mandel brothers have responded with a countersuit, with one allegation made in a lawsuit filed in May 2017 alleging that Depp paid hundreds of dollars to employ a sound engineer to feed him his lines through an earpiece so he doesn't have to memorize...
  • Students calling for change after the Parkland shooting [60 Minutes Master Thespian Fails]

    03/19/2018 4:26:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    See BS "News" ^ | 3/18/18 | S Alfonsi
    .... In less than a month, the teens did what few thought possible, they changed gun laws in Florida and ignited a national movement... ....Alex Wind, a self-described theater geek, Jaclyn Corin, the junior class president, student reporter David Hogg, and senior Emma Gonzalez started what they call the never-again movement in Cameron Kasky's living room.... In three weeks, they'd convinced Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott to defy the National Rifle Association, something that hasn't happened in Florida in 20 years.... Jaclyn Corin: We can't praise them for doing what they've done because that wouldn't have stopped what happened at...
  • Student David Hogg during Florida school shooting: 'It's time to take a stand' on gun control

    02/24/2018 8:26:38 AM PST · by MNDude · 74 replies
    Student David Hogg filmed this video while his Florida high school was on lockdown because of an active shooter on campus Feb. 14. "Thousands of people have died from gun violence and it's time to take a stand," Hogg said, citing the need for stronger gun control laws. Seventeen people were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
  • Antifa: The hard left's call to arms

    01/15/2018 6:47:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    As the sun sets over rural North Carolina, Dwayne Dixon peers through black-rimmed glasses down the barrel of an AK-47. Abandoned cars and rusted-out trailers dot the overgrown property; cows graze in a nearby paddock under the gathering shadow of pine-clad hills. Softly-spoken and slight of build, Mr Dixon is a vegan who spends his days lecturing in anthropology at a local university. Today he's preparing for the moment he may raise a deadly weapon on the streets of a US city. "Guns are a tool," he says between bursts of crackling gunfire. "You'd rather have it and not need...
  • Tim Pigott-Smith Dies: ‘Jewel In The Crown’ Actor Was 70; “Marvelous, Mischievous Man”, [tr]

    04/10/2017 6:49:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | April 7, 2017 | Greg Evans
    Tim Pigott-Smith, the BAFTA Award-winning British actor who appeared in such TV fare and films as The Jewel in the Crown, V for Vendetta and Downton Abbey, died today. He was 70.
  • How 'Taxi Driver' ruined acting

    05/06/2016 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/6/2016 | TOM SHONE
    “Every day, for 40 f%^&% years, one of you has stopped me on the street and said, ‘You talkin’ to me?’” groused Robert De Niro at a recent Q&A at the Tribeca Film festival reuniting the makers of “Taxi Driver”. Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybil Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader all swapped anecdotes, and De Niro led the audience in one last rendition of his most famous line, in an effort to expunge the ghost. He’s not the only one haunted by the role, which remains the template for every young Hollywood actor eager to put the lucre...
  • Actor In Coma Following Onstage 'Lynching' Accident

    02/02/2016 9:53:09 PM PST · by windcliff · 12 replies
    YahooNews.com ^ | 2-2-16 | unknown
    An Italian actor has been left in a coma after a scene that involved his character being lynched went horribly wrong in front of a live audience. According to a report on The Times, Raphael Schumacher, 27, was accidentally strangled by the rope around his neck and lost consciousness while appearing in the play 'Mirages' at the Teatro Lux in Pisa. He's said to be "seriously ill". Police sealed off the theatre and have launched an investigation into how the stunt went wrong. Schumacher should have been stood on a box and wearing a body harness to ensure he was...
  • Alan Rickman: Even Better as a Romantic Lead

    01/14/2016 11:41:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 14, 2016 | Megan Garber
    That voice. That rumbling, grumbling growl whose vague menace is a reminder that humans are, at their core, animals. Alan Rickman’s voice—though “voice” doesn’t feel like quite enough for the instrument able to produce that singular and simmering baritone—allowed him to play, time after time, quintessential villains: the Sheriff of Nottingham, Rasputin, Elliot Marston, Hans Gruber. Those roles, after his death, may well be what Rickman is best remembered for: the “complicated villain.” The “sensual screen villain.” The villain “you couldn’t help rooting for.”
  • Ann Coulter Talks 'Sharknado 3' Role: I'm as Bad as Lena Dunham

    07/22/2015 12:28:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/22/15 | Paul Bond
    "I've been acting for years. ... My greatest acting performance was pretending to enjoy the movie 'Selma.'" A version of this story first appeared in the June 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.In addition to being one of the most contro­versial conservative pundits on television, Ann Coulter has tried her luck at acting. In 2007, she made a few appearances on the Fox News series The ½ Hour News Hour. And now Coulter plays the U.S. vice president in Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (July 22).She spoke with THR from...
  • Steven Crowder takes on anti-America Newsroom rant, explains why America is GREATEST country

    07/03/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3 Jul 15 | Steven Crowder
    Steven Crowder takes on a viral video from the Newsroom being passed around by leftists everywhere, a video that shows Jeff Daniels going on a rant about why America is NOT the greatest country in the world. Crowder does a fantastic job rebutting much of this nonsense.
  • They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

    03/23/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | March 22, 2014 | Kat Chow
    <p>As for Mara's ethnicity? She's not Native American. Folks are passing around an online petition that asks Warner Bros. to "stop casting white actors to play people of color."</p> <p>2. If you're particularly ticked off when a white character is played by a person of color, then you're probably not pleased that Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Fruitvale Station), who is black, was cast as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four. Human Torch is a superhero who, as his name hints, can engulf his body in flames, control nearby fires and fly. When he's not on fire (though he usually is), the comics show that he's a blonde, white guy named Johnny Storm. (There was an android Human Torch once. To the extent that androids have ethnic identities, the android's was probably Anglo-Saxon.) If casting a black actor to play a white superhero irks you, this probably will, too.</p>
  • ‘One pic = 1,000 words!’ Check out which ‘liar’ James Woods drubbed with a photo-slam

    09/08/2013 11:56:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Twitchy/Twitter ^ | 9/8/13 | Twitchy staff/Actor James Woods
    Actor James Woods has done it again! The actor has given “foul queen” Hillary Clinton the business before and has vowed to “never stop telling” the story of Benghazi. It appears he is making good on that promise.
  • Prison Break Star Wentworth Miller Comes Out As Gay

    08/22/2013 7:01:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    E! ^ | 8/21/13
    Wentworth Miller has come out as gay. The Prison Break star decided it was time to publicly reveal his sexuality after being invited to attend a film festival in Russia. "Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes," Wentworth, 41, says in a letter to Maria Averbakh, director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. "However, as a gay man, I must decline. "I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of...
  • David Cameron spent Ł66,000 on TV coaching by Obama's...

    01/04/2011 12:51:18 AM PST · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd December, 2010 | Jason Groves and Tamara Cohen
    Full Headline - "David Cameron spent Ł66,000 on TV coaching by Obama's body language expert during election campaign": - "David Cameron spent more than Ł66,000 flying in Barack Obama’s body language expert to help prepare for the televised election debates, it emerged yesterday." "Detailed receipts show the Tories spent Ł66,333 hiring the Washington firm SKDKnickerbocker to prepare Mr Cameron for the debates, in which he was widely considered to have been bested by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg." "Consultant Anita Dunn, who advised President Obama on body language, was part of the team flown to London four times to prepare...
  • Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 154 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News
    <p>President Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, after critical report on targeting of conservative groups.</p>
  • ‘Infuriated’ Boxer stormed out of Benghazi hearing

    01/25/2013 9:08:56 AM PST · by Third Person · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Wednesday night she was “infuriated” during Sen. Rand Paul’s questioning of Sec. Hillary Clinton and even left the hearing room. “When I heard him say those words, I walked out of the hearing room, and listened to him from behind the stage, because I was so infuriated at what that man said,” Ms Boxer said. Mr Paul said it was “inexcusable” for the State Department to ignore the Benghazi cables. “Had I been president at the time, and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not...
  • Worrisome Message from Acting ATF Director (to whistleblowers)

    07/19/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/18/12 | SenChuckGrassley
    A video message from ATF Acting Director Todd Jones on July 9, 2012, to ATF staff presents a disturbing message to potential whistleblowers in the agency. The acting director says, "... if you don't find the appropriate way to raise your concerns to your leadership, there will be consequences. ..." Sen. Chuck Grassley says the essence of whistleblowing is reporting problems outside of an employee's chain of command, and whistleblowers were instrumental in exposing the shortcomings of Operation Fast and Furious.
  • Cowboy actor vs real western bad man

    10/05/2011 10:27:24 AM PDT · by FritzG · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28 Sept 2011 | Scott Harrison
    Feb. 9, 1957:  Television’s Wyatt Earp, actor Hugh O’Brian, on left, and Al Jennings, onetime western bad man, draw guns for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Al Markado. O’Brian won, but Jennings, at 93, had the experience to make the shot count – if he needed too. Times staff writer Norman Dash reported:TARZANA–A 93-year-old “bad man.” who was once allegedly the fastest man with a gun in the West, met up with television’s Wyatt Earp and immediately went for his clippings, memories and tales of the Old West at his modern-day hide-out in Tarzana.Al Jennings, last of the real...
  • Think Washington acting like royalty? Here's proof Coin-case brief says Department of Justice 'goes

    06/22/2011 9:04:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wnd ^ | 6/22/11 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Department of Justice is claiming power and authority beyond even what the kings of England held in a case involving private "Liberty Dollar" coins that were offered to individuals who wanted them for investing or for exchanging for goods and services, according to a "friend-of-the-court" legal brief. The case is against Bernard Von NotHaus, who was convicted on three counts of counterfeiting related to his work with the coins. The claim regarding the arrogation of power was made in a brief filed by members of the law firm of William J. Olson of Vienna, Va., and Gary Kreep...
  • VIDEO: Obama: Not acting in Libya 'would have been a betrayal of who we are'

    03/28/2011 8:46:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CNN Wire ^ | 3/28/11 | CNN Wire Staff
    Tune into CNN TV at 8 and 9 p.m. to get expert analysis on the president's speech on "In the Arena" and "Piers Morgan Tonight" -- only on CNN. Send your personal stories, video on unrest in the Arab world. Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Monday rejected criticism of his decision to commit U.S. forces to the U.N.-authorized military mission in Libya, telling the American people there were strategic and moral reasons to act. In a nationally televised speech at the National Defense University, Obama said his administration kept its pledge that the mission would be limited in...