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  • Stars Invited To Perform For Michelle Obama [Money Grab Continues]

    10/15/2012 5:02:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Contact Music | October 15, 2012
    Sigourney Weaver, Cynthia Nixon and Geena Davis have been invited to perform in a presidential-themed stage show to raise funds for U.S. leader Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Director Mick Nichols is to helm the production, in which stars who have played the President, First Lady or a member of the White House-dwelling family onscreen, will perform for Obama's wife Michelle.
  • Shame on Family Films?

    10/01/2010 8:49:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | October 1, 2010 | L. Brent Bozell
    Don't read Newsweek magazine while drinking a beverage. A spit take is the obvious first reaction to a column by Julia Baird headlined "The Shame of Family Films." On the Internet, this article is coded as "Why Family Films Are So Sexist." Baird's denunciation of Hollywood's fraction of decent entertainment began: "They have all been smash hits: 'Finding Nemo,' 'Madagascar,' 'Ice Age,' 'Toy Story.' Fish, penguins, rats, stuffed animals, talking toys. All good innocent family fun, right? Sure, except there are few female characters in those films. There are certainly few doing anything meaningful or heroic -- and no, Bo...
  • Schwarzenegger Names Geena Davis To Calif. Panel

    07/20/2010 2:29:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 20, 2010
    <p>The Associated Press Jul. 20, 2010 SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday appointed actress Geena Davis to a California commission established to promote women's equality.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger named the 54-year-old actress to the Commission on the Status of Women. The nonpartisan panel advocates for women and girls in areas such as education and access to health care.</p>
  • 'Commander in Chief' creator criticizes Palin pick

    08/30/2008 2:45:54 PM PDT · by MeanMachine · 42 replies · 153+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 29, 2008 | James Hibberd & Alex Ben Block
    Older Republican candidate picks relatively inexperienced young woman to be his vice president? Check. The Republican dies of a stroke and his VP becomes the leader of the free world? Hmm ... ABC's "Commander in Chief," starring Geena Davis, played out this scenario in 2005. With 72-year-old Republican nominee John McCain shocking Beltway insiders by tapping 44-year-old Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his veep pick, suddenly a portion of the "Chief" premise seems downright precognitive. "It's unbelievable isn't it?" said "Chief" creator Rod Lurie. "I think that Geena and I need to be paid royalties by the Republicans." Lurie was...
  • TV provides poor signal for Hillary

    07/23/2007 9:07:20 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies · 1,311+ views
    Pollitico ^ | July 23, 2007 | David Paul Kuhn
    When Hollywood producer Rod Lurie created fictional president Mackenzie Allen in 2005 for the show “Commander in Chief” he made no mistake about one of his goals: tilling the soil of popular culture so that it would soon be easier for a real woman to take root in a nonfiction Oval Office. CBS News had no such goal in 2006 when it gave Katie Couric the anchor’s chair once occupied by Walter Cronkite. But it was a vivid example of the glass ceiling being shattered in one of society’s most prestigious platforms. So will television be a leading indicator of...
  • CA: Former President Clinton speaks to UCLA crowd about oil tax - Prop 87

    10/13/2006 4:57:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 840+ views
    Former President Bill Clinton was cheered Friday as he spoke to a university crowd in support of a California ballot measure that would tax oil to fund alternative energy research. Clinton called Proposition 87 "California's way to energy independence." The measure would tax companies drilling for oil in California until it has generated $4 billion. The money would be set aside for loans, grants and subsidies to promote alternative fuels and more energy-efficient vehicles. "To save the planet, improve our national security and create the next generation of good jobs for the American people - that's what Prop 87 represents...
  • ABC pulls 'Commander in Chief'

    05/02/2006 5:50:40 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 60 replies · 2,121+ views
    UPI ^ | 5/2/06
    LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- ABC TV has put an abrupt term limit on its freshman drama, "Commander in Chief." The network Tuesday announced it was pulling the Geena Davis series for the rest of May sweeps and running the newsmagazine "Primetime" in its 10 p.m. Thursday slot for the final three weeks of the season, reported. The series started as one of the most-watched in the fall and Davis won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the first female U.S. president. However, two extended breaks and behind-the-scenes changes as well as a schedule move from Tuesday...
  • Commander-in-trouble (Boo Hoo alert!)

    04/24/2006 8:26:51 PM PDT · by Scarchin · 29 replies · 870+ views
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2006
    ABC's "Commander in Chief," starring Oscar winner Geena Davis as the first woman to occupy the Oval Office, is in danger of prime-time impeachment after failing to reverse a steady ratings slide this season.clip...One ABC insider added: "The reason they've stuck with it for so long is the network really likes the concept and believes in it."...clip
  • WILL SHE BE IMPEACHED? (TV's Commander-In-Chief)

    04/14/2006 4:37:25 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 22 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | Thu Apr 13 2006 | Matt Drudge
    ABC is preparing to dismiss the first female president of The United States -- after less than a year on the job! While it is not clear if the country is ready for a woman to take the title of COMMANDER IN CHIEF, TV executives at ABC have all but decided to pull the plug on the breakthrough drama, top sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. MORE "No one here will say publicly that it's over [for the show]," a well-placed insider said this week from Los Angeles. 'But it is over." The program returns this evening after a long recess...
  • Impeached After Just One Season?

    04/13/2006 6:52:19 AM PDT · by Babu · 76 replies · 2,202+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 4-13-06
    WILL SHE BE IMPEACHED? Thu Apr 13 2006 08:14:38 ET ABC is preparing to dismiss the first female president of The United States -- after less than a year on the job! While it is not clear if the country is ready for a woman to take the title of COMMANDER IN CHIEF, TV executives at ABC have all but decided to pull the plug on the breakthrough drama, top sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. "No one here will say publicly that it's over [for the show]," a well-placed insider said this week from Los Angeles. 'But it is over."...
  • Study: G-Rated Hits Favor Male Characters

    02/09/2006 7:21:15 AM PST · by ibheath · 64 replies · 1,255+ views ^ | Feb 9, 2006 9:44 AM (ET) | DAVID GERMAIN
    Study: G-Rated Hits Favor Male Characters Email this Story Feb 9, 9:44 AM (ET) By DAVID GERMAIN LOS ANGELES (AP) - Male characters outnumbered females 3-to-1 overall in top-grossing G-rated films from 1990 to 2004, according to a study whose sponsors say the disparity diminishes the importance of women in children's eyes. "We're showing kids a world that's very scantly populated with women and female characters," said actress Geena Davis, founder of See Jane, a program of the advocacy group Dads & Daughters that encourages balanced gender representation in entertainment for children. In the 101 animated and live-action films examined,...

    02/03/2006 8:53:24 AM PST · by Mia T · 76 replies · 4,948+ views
    ABC | 02.03.06 | Mia T
    'HIATUS' FOR HILLARY? by Mia T, 02.02.06 The clintons, as is their wont, are now taking this proxy scheme to even more outrageous extremes. The latest: an actual hillary clinton proxy presidency, populated on both sides of the camera by assorted rodham and clinton ex-staffers, sycophants and should-be felons, witness the latest hire. 'Commander-in-Chief,' a show that sets out to crown a 'queen,' instead exposes the kitschy simplemindedness of Hollywood fantasy and the special sway and shortsightedness of the pathologic ego. Mia T, 10.27.05THE DANGER OF RUNNING VICARIOUSLYBill O'Reilly chews up and spits out the hillary clinton candidacy(clip included)...
  • ABC Impeaches Commander In Chief

    01/30/2006 4:54:48 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 16 replies · 646+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-29-06
    ABC Impeaches 'Commander in Chief' Posted by Greg Sheffield on January 30, 2006 - 14:51. After posting impressive ratings when the show first debuted, ABC's presidential drama "Commander in Chief" has fallen in the ratings. The New York Daily News reports that ABC will "shelve the show March 7 to make room for a new comedy, 'Sons & Daughters.'" If they would make room for a Republican president, perhaps more people would be interested in watching the show. Although Geena Davis received a Golden Globe for best drama actress, the vote of the American people was different. In classic Hollywood...
  • The West Wing: Only A Hollywood Fantasy

    01/26/2006 1:54:06 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 1,363+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 26 January 2006 | Linda Chavez
    The West Wing is about to be demolished. No, not the edifice that is home to White House senior staff, but the television series that has aired on NBC since 1999. This week, NBC announced that the last episode will air on May 14. Like many viewers, I tuned out long ago. When Bill Clinton was still in office, there was something mildly amusing about the Hollywood fantasy version of what a White House should be. Josiah Bartlet was everything Bill Clinton wasn't: a devoted husband, a man who got down on his knees in the Oval Office only to...

    11/26/2005 10:43:46 AM PST · by Mia T · 54 replies · 3,967+ views
    bill's bud explains1.... by Mia T, 11.26.05 Hillary, it seems, is not only "watching me like a hawk," as Bill puts it at one point,1 Having failed to snare the Nobel Peace Prize by ignoring terrorism, clinton has apparently decided to intensify his America-bashing on foreign soil, the method employed by Jimmy Carter to great (if somewhat belated) effect. (The Nobel committee, sufficiently mollified only after 24 years of the peanut president's America-bashing, awarded Carter his 1978 Peace Prize finally in 2002.) Meanwhile, back in the Senate, the missus, the other half of the clinton construct, maintains her hawkish...
  • A "Woman President"? But Which One?

    10/21/2005 2:50:00 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 29 replies · 1,534+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 22 October, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    This is not about Dick Morris’ latest book, Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race. The issue today is “Should America have a woman President?” I reply, “Of course, and not a moment too soon. But shouldn’t we put a LITTLE thought into which woman would be good for the job?” The woman/White House issue is, of course, raised by the new ABC program “Commander in Chief,” starring Geena Davis. Does anyone have slight doubt that a President should be impeached and removed, rather than praised, if he/she threatened war against another nation for executing one of its citizens,...

    10/19/2005 5:19:50 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 47 replies · 1,886+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | 10/19/05 | Neal Boortz
    COMMANDER IN CHIEF Many listeners have phoned the show to ask me if the new television show which features Geena Davis playing the role of a female president is an overt attempt to promote the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Up until now I've said that while the show will certainly help the American people accept the idea of a female president, I didn't really think that was the design or intention. Well ... now we have more information. Now we learn that the creator of the program has said that he will take credit by claiming that the show helped...
  • Commander in Chief - Real versus Hollywood - Vanity

    10/11/2005 7:04:26 AM PDT · by FractalMan · 29 replies · 1,009+ views
    Yesterday I heard Bush 41 talking about the verbal attacks on Bush 43. The one thing that stuck with me was "he doesn't complain about it". Then I have see two commercials for the "Commander in Chief". In one Geena Davis whines "I can't even trust the back-stabbers" and in the second one, "I work in the corner office and I still get cornered". Other than the fact that the script is pathetic, it illustrates the "nothing is fair to me" attitude that permeates the liberal mind.
  • Commander in Chief is Conservative Guilty Pleasure (Vanity)

    10/10/2005 6:42:23 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 48 replies · 819+ views
    10/10/05 | Vanity
    I have to admit to being a Geena Davis fan. From "Earth Girls are Easy", to "Tootsie" and now "Commander in Chief." I am one of the folks pushing the ratings of this show to winning it's time slot.But it isn't her acting that is winning me over. It is Donald Sutherland's. His portrayal of a rabid conservative hack is more over the top than Michael Keaton in "Beetlejuice." His manipulations, chicanery and quest for power look like more fun than a human being should be allowed to have! He is the liberals view of what a conservative is, and...
  • HILLARY'S COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF PROBLEM (see descriptor morphs)

    10/03/2005 9:46:04 PM PDT · by Mia T · 44 replies · 6,705+ views
    10.4.05 | Mia T
    HILLARY'S COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF PROBLEM(see descriptor morphs) by Mia T, 10.02.05 It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem. G. K. Chesterton eviews of "Commander-in-Chief" mislead; they suggest that this new ABC offering, this electuary of suds and psychologizing, is optional for missus clinton, that Rod Lurie's latest clinton agitprop is nothing more than the icing on missus clinton's inaugural cake. The reviews miss the point of the show because they fail to identify missus clinton's problem in the first place. And circular reasoning compounds the error. THE PROBLEM While America appears not...