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  • Gucci wants women to wear bedazzled beards [video]

    09/21/2017 2:47:00 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017
    Gucci debuted the “crystal beard” at Milan Fashion Week, as part of their 2018 Spring/Summer fashion line. The sparkly chin-strap was one of many head-scratching accessories seen on the Italian luxury brand’s catwalk, including sequined skullcaps and conical Chinese hats. In 2016, Gucci raked in more than $4 billion in revenue.
  • Dirty Little Emmy Secret: Trump Supporters Much More Racially Diverse Than Lily-White Television

    09/20/2017 1:58:23 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 20, 2017 | John Nolte
    According to the latest census figures, white people make up 61.3 percent of the American population. Rounding out those numbers, Hispanics (17.8 percent), blacks (13.3 percent), and Asians (5.7 percent), fill in most of the rest of our glorious melting pot. And yet… The oh-so progressive left-wing television industry, the very same television industry that spent almost every minute of Sunday’s disastrously low-watched Emmy Award Show smugly blasting away at Trump and his supporters as unrepentant racists, looks nothing like America. Not even close. In fact, the broad coalition of Trump’s “racist” supporters is much more racially diverse than the...
  • Guess What. Hollywood Doesn’t Care If You Watch The Emmys

    09/19/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 18, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This morning Ed wrote about the anticipated (and delivered) crash and burn of the ratings for last night’s Emmys. I suppose I contributed to that in a small way since I was watching football. In my Twitter feed, I only saw two of the conservatives I follow commenting on the show so that seemed to be a fairly common practice among our tribe. The initial scoring put them in position to be one of the worst rated Emmys outings of the modern era. This led a few timid voices to meekly suggest this morning that just perhaps the show needs...
  • ames Corden Denies Kissing Sean Spicer — Then Apologizes, Sort of

    09/19/2017 9:21:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2017 | GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    The internet was ablaze on Monday with debate over whether the Emmys broadcast — and the after-parties that followed — had helped rehabilitate the image of the former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. James Corden was in one of the most incriminating photographs, caught trying to give Mr. Spicer a kiss on the cheek. On “The Late Late Show” on Monday, Mr. Corden first tried denying it, taking a page from the Spicer-Trump playbook. “Now, I know you think that’s a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer, but in the spirit of Sean Spicer, no, it isn’t.” — JAMES...
  • Conway: Americans are 'tuning out' politicized sports, awards shows

    09/18/2017 3:48:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    People are starting to tune out awards shows like the Emmys because they have become so politicized, White House aide Kellyanne Conway said Monday. "It’s — between the Emmys, the Miss America pageant was very politicized. Our sports are very politicized," Conway said on Fox News. "And it looks like the ratings are suffering. It looks like America is responding by tuning out, because they want you to stick to your knitting," she continued. "They want you to, I guess, in this case, read the stuff other people write for you. And so they are welcome to their opinion, but...
  • Fist fight breaks out in cinema in row over 'talking too loudly' during screening of 'IT'

    09/18/2017 12:42:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated14:46, 18 SEP 2017 | ByRebecca Taylor
    Full Title: Fist fight breaks out in cinema in row over 'talking too loudly' during screening of horror film This is the shocking moment a fist fight broke out in a cinema during a row over 'talking too loudly' during a screening of the Stephen King horror movie 'It'. The violence was caught on camera by other cinemagoers on their smartphones , in Vyborg, new St Petersburg in Russia. A young man in a leather jacket is seen to stand up and challenge the person sitting in front of him. They start hurling punches at each other before another person...
  • TV Ratings Sunday: Emmy Awards trending low again

    09/18/2017 8:41:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Tvbythenumbers ^ | September 18, 2017 | Rick Porter
    The 69th Emmy Awards are looking as though they’ll be at or near an all-time low in the ratings. CBS’ live telecast of the awards is currently showing a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.58 million viewers, compared to 2.5 and 9.69 million in last year’s preliminary ratings. CBS has ordered time zone-adjusted ratings, and we’ll update this post when they come in. Last year’s ceremony finished with a 2.8 and 11.3 million viewers and was the least-watched Emmy show on record. Elsewhere, “The Orville” is currently showing fairly steady numbers vs. its premiere, although it started after 8:30...
  • Amber Tamblyn: I’m Done With Not Being Believed

    09/17/2017 5:31:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    MSN NYtimes ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amber Tamblyn
    When I was 21, I went into the office of a producer of the television show I was starring in to discuss a big problem. By this point I had been acting for more than a decade, and the show was very successful and beloved. Still, I was nervous about facing the firing squad of Emmys that sat behind him and saying what I had to say. A crew member had kept showing up to my apartment after work unannounced, going into my trailer while I wasn’t in it, and staring daggers at me from across the set. I liked...
  • Box Office Poison: Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ Crashes To Career Low $8M

    09/16/2017 7:42:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2017 | John Nolte
    Although the entertainment media will never admit it, will do everything in its sycophantic power to write all around it (see: Line, Dead), the chickens have finally come home to roost for Jennifer Lawrence’s hateful mouth. The once-bright superstar who could open even a poorly reviewed piece of low-budget horror-junk like House at the End of the Street to $12.2 million, has just hit a devastating career low (for a wide release), a humiliating $8 million opening for her latest, the critically-lauded, psychological horror-thriller Mother! This is a catastrophe for Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most stridently bigoted (former) stars. The...
  • Singer Slams Hollywood for Pushing Abortion, Planned Parenthood

    09/15/2017 7:21:35 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2017 | Katie Yoder
    In a recent interview with MRC Culture, Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls described Hollywood’s push of abortion as showing “how evil our world has become.” Besides telling her own fight against Planned Parenthood, she revealed other personal stories about what happens when young women in the entertainment industry refuse abortion. From 2003 to 2004, Kaya served as one of the lead singers for the Pussycat Dolls, a popular girl group that sold more than 15 million albums and 40 million singles. A supporter of President Trump and the military, Kaya made headlines last month for her tribute to the...
  • Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

    09/15/2017 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 87 replies
    Variety ^ | 09/15/2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Repo Man.” He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime. His most recent...
  • Pre-Broadway Review: ‘Frozen,’ the Musical

    09/15/2017 8:14:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Variety ^ | September 14, 2017 | Lisa Kennedy
    The din during the intermission of a recent performance of the Broadway-bound musical “Frozen” might have broken decibel records at Denver Center’s Buell Theater. No doubt the house’s hum was amped by the higher-pitched voices of the booster-seat crowd, but if Disney Theatrical Productions’ aim was to age up the demographic of the animated blockbuster’s stage adaptation, they’ve succeeded. In its live rendition of “Let It Go,” the signature tune from the 2014 Oscar winner, the musical wows adults as much as kids with a brilliant spectacle — as poignant as it is jaw-dropping — that should ensure the production...
  • Wu-Tang's 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' Might Not Even Be a Real Wu-Tang Album

    09/15/2017 7:22:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    exclaim.ca ^ | Published Sep 14, 2017 | By Calum Slingerland
    Sources close to the group say "it's not an authorized Wu-Tang Clan album" The saga of the Wu-Tang Clan's ultra-limited $2 million Once Upon a Time in Shaolin LP may finally come to an end tomorrow night (September 15) as Martin Shkreli's eBay auction closes, with the current bid for the record sitting at over $1 million. Now, however, some close to the rap crew are alleging the valuable full-length may not even be true Wu-Tang album at all. As Bloomberg reports, Wu-Tang members U-God and Method Man described the record, through their respective managers, as simply a project helmed...
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  • With Lectures & Political Reprimands, Hollywood’s Angriest Awards Season Has Begun

    09/14/2017 2:40:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 14, 2017 | Michael Cieply
    It’s hard to recall a season when Hollywood has been so harshly at odds with so much of its potential audience. On Wednesday, Robert Redford became the latest in a growing string of celebrities to pepper the summer/fall film promotions with reprimands and recrimination. “We’ve lost our moral foundation,” the Oscar winner told Esquire, speaking of the year-ago presidential election in an interview keyed to the upcoming Netflix release of Our Souls at Night, in which the small-minded gossips of small-town Colorado cluck at his senior moment with Jane Fonda. “We’re the ones who let that happen. We should be...
  • Cord-Cutting Explodes: 22 Million U.S. Adults Will Have Canceled Cable, Satellite TV by End of 2017

    09/14/2017 7:04:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Variety ^ | September 13, 2017 | Todd Spangler
    Research firm eMarketer cuts TV ad-spending forecast on accelerating pay-TV declines Winter is here for cable and satellite TV operators. American consumers are cancelling traditional pay-TV service at a much faster rate than previously expected, according to research firm eMarketer. In 2017, a total of 22.2 million U.S. adults will have cut the cord on cable, satellite or telco TV service to date — up 33% from 16.7 million in 2016 — the researcher now predicts. That’s significantly higher than eMarketer’s prior estimate of 15.4 million cord-cutters as of the end of this year. Meanwhile, the number of “cord-nevers” (consumers...
  • Frank Vincent, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Dies at 78

    09/13/2017 2:38:10 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 9/13/17 | Rebecca Rubin
    Frank Vincent, known for portraying Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos,” has died, his “Sopranos” co-star Vincent Pastore announced on Facebook. He was 78. TMZ reports that he died due to complications of heart surgery after a heart attack. John Gallagher, who directed Vincent in “Street Hunter” and “The Deli,” also posted the news on Facebook. Vincent was born in North Adams, Mass., and raised in Jersey City, N.J.
  • Phil Lord, Chris Miller Set "Woke" Mother Comedy at ABC (Anti-Conservative Series)

    09/13/2017 12:40:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/13/17 | Lesley Goldberg
    'We Can Do Better' landed at the network with a sizable penalty attached. Free of the Star Wars Han Solo movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are turning their attention back to the small screen. The Last Man on Earth creators have sold single-camera comedy We Can Do Better to ABC. The comedy, which landed at the Disney-owned network with multiple outlets bidding and a significant penalty attached, revolves around a soccer mom who deals with her newly "woke" life in the South as a parent, wife, American citizen and daughter of a hardcore conservative parents. Last Man on Earth...
  • Godfather II Co Star Gastone Moschin Dead at 88 

    09/12/2017 6:10:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    newzbreaker.com ^ | September 12, 2017 |  “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
    Gastone Moschin, a character actor who played Don Fanucci, in The Godfather II has died in Terni, Umbira Italy at the age of 88, on September 4th. His other big roles were in The Conformist and My Friends.
  • AMC Developing Series Based On Black Lives Matter Book ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’

    09/12/2017 10:04:21 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 11, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Weston’s Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies). Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book was acquired by Makeready last fall. It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of...