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  • Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts (tr)

    11/28/2017 7:39:49 AM PST · by RightGeek · 91 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | 11/28/2017 | Roger Friedman
    Full title: Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts in Main Cateogories The Grammys in New York took a weird turn this morning as the nominations were a shocker: Ed Sheeran’s best selling “Divide” did not get an Album of the Year nod, neither did albums by Lady Gaga or Kesha. Instead, the Grammys went mostly for R&B and rap: Jay Z, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, who is really the actor Donald Glover. CBS must be plotzing. (I’m thrilled because I love the Childish Gambino album.) Indeed,...
  • R.I.P. The Sound 100.3 Replaced by a Christian Music Station

    11/18/2017 4:43:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 35 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Andy Hermann
    At 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 16, classic rock station KSWD "The Sound" 100.3 FM went off the air with side two of The Beatles' Abbey Road. The move came as a result of a deal The Sound's parent company, Entercom, struck with the FCC to divest three of its stations in exchange for regulatory approval of its $1.7 billion merger with CBS Radio, which also owns several stations in the L.A. market, including KROQ. The 100.3 FM frequency was sold to Educational Media Foundation for an undisclosed amount. EMF, based in Rocklin, owns 770 FM stations and translators and...
  • 'Gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated' - Improbable CEO

    11/03/2017 9:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Tech World ^ | November 3, 2017 | Scott Carey
    The CEO of London startup Improbable spoke about the possibility of virtual worlds and gaming being an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated. Herman Narula, the co-founder and CEO of Improbable Worlds Limited, a London startup building the infrastructure for massive virtual worlds to be developed, says that "gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated". While speaking at Wired Live in London yesterday the CEO directly referenced science fiction from The Matrix, author William Gibson and Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One. It is this last reference which seems the...
  • A Cord cutter's review of Sling TV

    11/03/2017 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Company Man · 46 replies
    vanity posting ^ | November 3, 2017 | Company Man
    I recently subscribed to Sling TV. This is to report my experience so far.
  • What the hell: Southwest to expand live music on flights

    10/27/2017 2:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 27, 2017 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, I feel about this the way I do about Smalt. I can’t believe someone had the idea, let alone that they pulled together a critical mass of people willing to make it a reality. Imagine the confluence of circumstances in which an airlines’ executives greenlight a live concert for a captive audience in the cattle-car environs of an airplane and then actually find artists willing to play it. And not struggling artists either. You’ll know some of the names. You sell a million albums and then one day you wake up and ask your manager where...
  • Everything we know about Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park expansion

    10/26/2017 9:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | August 9, 2017 | Matt Cabral
    During this summer’s D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek revealed a richly detailed scale model of the Star Wars-themed lands slated for Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. The expansions will officially be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If all that wasn’t enough for fans to begin booking their next Disney getaway, Chapek also took the wraps off the long-rumored Star Wars-themed resort. With enough fresh info to fill the Millennium Falcon‘s cargo hold, we made like Bothan spies and carefully collected all new and existing intel for your reference. For details...
  • Singer Sam Smith Identifies Gender Non-Binary: 'I Feel Just as Much Woman as I Am Man'

    10/24/2017 3:18:45 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-24-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    In an interview with The Sunday Times, singer Sam Smith says that he considers himself gender non-binary. Now, normal people probably don't know what that is, but it basically means that he refuses to choose between being a man or a woman. Hence the "non-binary." It's neither either/or, it's "and." To prove that he's "non-binary," Smith points out that he loves him some high heels and fur coats: "I've got loads of heels at home... "People don't know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn, and all that. There was one moment...
  • Judgement Day: Hollywood

    10/15/2017 4:52:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    It was already a bad year for Hollywood – people simply aren’t buying tickets to their remakes and rehashed ideas anymore – and it just keeps getting worse. The curtain is being pulled back and exposing a permissive and enabling culture of disgusting people who’d have Caligula telling them to have some decency.While the media is covering the story at the moment, it won’t for long. This is a major scandal and it negatively impacts two industries the media is known to protect: Hollywood and Democrats. No matter how bad it gets, the press will always return to their natural...
  • Part II: Why the NFL Is a Product I Refuse to Purchase any Longer

    09/24/2017 5:50:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Steve Sheldon
    Last week I wrote a piece about my unwillingness to “purchase” the NFL “product” any longer. Apparently, I hit a nerve…..with a sledge hammer. It is difficult to state everything that one is thinking in a short column, so this is an attempt to add some additional points and clarify some previous ones. Before I go further, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who read and shared the piece and even more, took the time to make a sincere comment about the topic. It is a blessing to have a platform allowing me to state...
  • Hillary Clinton to 'View' pals: 'I won the popular vote'(Barf)

    09/13/2017 10:11:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | September 13, 2017 | Sasha Savitsky
    Hillary Clinton's visit to "The View" started with warm, long hugs, and ended with a gift. The former Democratic presidential candidate entered the stage to Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" and "The View" co-hosts' eager greetings. Whoopi Goldberg's introduction was interrupted several times by cheers from the audience as Clinton took her seat. oy Behar expressed how shocked she was when Clinton lost the election. "I was sure you were going to win" Behar told Clinton, to which Clinton responded to a laughing crowd, "So was I." "I went into mourning" Behar said, as the screen behind her showed the liberal host...
  • North Korea increases punishment for watching Chinese media

    09/07/2017 5:51:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2017-09-04 | Kim Ga Young
    North Korea increases punishment for watching Chinese media The North Korean authorities have recently strengthened crackdowns and increased punishment for residents caught in possession of Chinese movies or TV series, which can now result in five years of re-education labor. The possession of Chinese media has traditionally been less serious than content from South Korea or the US. According to multiple Daily NK sources in North Korea, Group 109, the squad in charge of controlling external media, was recently dispatched nationwide from Pyongyang, including to mountainous areas, randomly searching houses and immediately arresting those found to be in possession of...
  • Secret Hitler, a Game That Simulates Fascism’s Rise, Becomes a Hit

    09/06/2017 2:12:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    I was house-sitting for my brother this summer when I saw something suspicious: a box in his living room emblazoned with the words “Secret Hitler.” On his return, I confronted him. “What in God’s name is that?” I asked, pointing at the box. “It’s a board game,” he said, rolling his eyes. More specifically, Secret Hitler is a social deduction game, one that has caught on quickly since it began to ship to players last summer. It’s like Mafia, or Werewolf, or other games in which players try to identify a traitor in their midst. In this version, anywhere between...
  • How The Left Gets Away With Unlawful Discrimination

    08/29/2017 8:06:00 AM PDT · by Mafe · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2017 | Douglas MacKinnon
    In the United States of today, only liberals and the far-left are allowed to discriminate without fear of penalty and do so with a vengeance. As I have stressed in the past, human nature dictates that we tend to embrace the truth right up until the moment it reflects poorly upon us or our cause. A truth that liberals and the far-left ignore or deny is that over the course of the last four decades, they have put a strangle-hold on the three largest megaphones of our nation by one means and one means only. Discrimination. Those three megaphones being...
  • Digital media/tech campus would create thousands of jobs in Parker (4,000 jobs in Colorado)

    08/12/2017 3:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Arvada Press ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Skelley
    A big player in the world of entertainment and digital media plans to bring 4,000 jobs and a 70-acre campus to Parker by 2020. At an Aug. 11 press conference at the state Capitol in Denver, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Parker officials and Redbarre executives announced plans to create the Redbarre Digital Media & Technology Campus in the Compark area just north of E-470. The 1.9 million-square-foot, mixed-use development will focus on feature film, television and digital media production. "Something like that can be transformational," said Dennis Houston, CEO of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. "It's life changing, what it...
  • China’s online media purification drive is changing millenials’ lifestyle (censorship)

    07/22/2017 10:06:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/7/20 | Zhang Yiqian
    ChinaÂ’s online media purification drive is changing millenialsÂ’ lifestyle By Zhang Yiqian Source:Global Times Published: 2017/7/20 18:53:39 Without US TV series or Japanese anime, young people are forced into the real world â—‹ In the past few weeks, a series of new restrictions on online media has been released. A few video streaming sites had their content removed and shows and forums are being closely monitored to purify the online environment â—‹ There have been both positive and negative reactions to the restrictions. Meanwhile, some alterations are emerging to fill the void, such as new shows from the State-run media...
  • This Luxury ‘Star Wars’ Immersive Resort Is Like ‘Westworld’ In Space

    07/22/2017 4:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Fresh Toast ^ | July 22, 2017 | Julien Perry
    Star Wars fans are about to lose their minds. As part of the anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge being added to Florida’s Disney World in 2019, the theme park is also getting an immersive resort based on the epic film series. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek told a crowd at the D23 Expo last weekend that: We are working on our most experiential concept ever, it combines a luxury resort with immersion in an authentic environment. It’s unlike anything that exists today. From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story....
  • Spanish wax museum recreates Melania Trump's RNC moment

    07/22/2017 12:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2017 | David Caplan
    First lady Melania Trump's wax doppelganger was unveiled Thursday at Spain's Museo de Cera de Madrid. The wax museum recreated Trump's look from last year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where she took to the stage and spoke to party delegates in a rousing speech. The wax figure's debut was timed to the one-year anniversary of the convention. Trump's wax figure -- which stands next to an existing wax figure of her husband, President Donald Trump -- wears the same Roksanda dress with puffed sleeves she wore at the RNC. The wax figure also dons a pair of nude heels,...
  • Vanity Question - Is Houston a Good vacation spot for the family?

    06/27/2017 8:22:41 PM PDT · by jonno · 136 replies
    6-27-2017 | jonno
    We are looking at vacation spots - is Houston recommended?
  • Does Manchester Need a Concert with Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry?

    06/01/2017 6:31:24 AM PDT · by Mafe · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2017 | Michael Brown
    I assume the performers mean well. I assume they intend their concert to be an act of redemption and healing for the people of Manchester, England. But does this hurting city really need a performance featuring Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus (among others)? Is this the best way to bring healing to these open wounds?
  • Don Rickles Dead at 90

    04/06/2017 11:50:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/6/17
    Don Rickles, one of the most legendary, iconic and influential comedians in history, has died. We've learned Don died Thursday morning of kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles. His wife, Barbara, was by his side. Don rose to fame in the '60s ... he got a huge boost by making regular appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "The Dean Martin Show." Rickles got Frank Sinatra's attention in Miami Beach when he performed a comedy routine, and the 2 regularly worked together throughout the years. Rickles was the best insult comic ever, and was a master at roasting celebs...