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  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News’ New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. • “Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show.” At...
  • Actress, 21, who played Mel Gibson's daughter in The Patriot died from HUFFING

    10/16/2014 1:26:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 October 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A former child actress who played Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot died July 19 in part as a result of huffing, Texas Authorities revealed Monday. Tests reveal 21-year-old actress Skye McCole Bartusiak had muscle relaxers, painkillers and a chemical refrigerant difluoroethane in her system at the time of her death, reports TMZ.
  • Bill O’Reilly: Ben Affleck would be ‘beheaded in a heartbeat’ by jihadists

    10/07/2014 6:40:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/7/14 | c chumley
    Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly came down hard on Hollywood’s Ben Affleck for comments he made in defense of Islam on a recent television appearance, saying the actor is living in denial. Mr. O'Reilly made the remarks while discussing the recent trade of barbs between Mr. Affleck and HBO host Bill Maher, when the former called the latter “racist” and “gross” for saying that liberals are closing their eyes to the dangers of radical Islam. Mr. O'Reilly then reminded how children in the Middle East were cheering in the streets in the days that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...
  • Charlie Sheen Is Being Sued for Assault and Sexual Battery

    10/06/2014 5:54:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    complex.com ^ | 10/4/14 | Ian Servantes
    Charlie Sheen is being sued for an alleged incident last month at a dentist's office involving assault and sexual battery. According to the lawsuit, Sheen ripped off his nitrous oxide mask, jumped out of his chair, and yelled, "I'm going to f****** kill you." Then he allegedly grabbed the plaintiff's breast and punched her in the chest. The plaintiff was told Sheen was high on crack, alcohol, and Theradol, according to the suit.
  • Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets

    09/24/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2014 | Rupert Darwall
    Renewable energy has become a potent rallying cry uniting Hollywood and the Beltway. “We can move our economy town by town, state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future,” Leonardo DiCaprio says in his eight-minute climate movie Carbon, released in August. In his fiscal-showdown speech during his first term, in April 2011, President Obama put Paul Ryan’s proposals for a 70 percent cut in clean energy at the top of his list of reprehensible and unnecessary reductions. “These aren’t the kind of cuts you make when you’re trying to get rid of some waste or find extra savings...
  • United Nations Names Leonardo DiCaprio Messenger of Peace

    09/17/2014 8:20:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | unknown
    "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history — it is a moment for action," says the actor in addressing climate change Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped by the United Nations to be honored with the title of Messenger of Peace, and the actor has been asked to speak on Sept. 23 at the U.N. Climate Summit to address the topic of climate change, the international organization announced on Tuesday
  • Katie Couric accused Diane Sawyer of trading sex for interviews, new book claims

    08/29/2014 5:02:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-29-14 | Don Kaplan , Corky Siemaszko
    Sheila Weller’s forthcoming tell-all ‘The News Sorority’ claims to offer up details on the scandalous and sometimes catty escapades of noteworthy newswomen, including how some apparently hold strong disdain for each other. Katie Couric cultivated an “American Girl identity” but she was also a bully with a “chip on her shoulder.” Diane Sawyer strived to be “America’s Aunt” but she rode her staff hard and used “staged humility” to disarm critics. Christiane Amanpour was fearless in the field and would remind her bosses, “Do you know that I’m the world’s best-known foreign correspondent?” And, when feeling threatened, these pioneering, primetime...
  • The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon Could Be Gay

    08/15/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 151 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/15 | Anna Silman
    The sexuality of fan favorite Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) has long been a source of speculation for Walking Dead fans, and in an interview with comicbook.com, series creator Robert Kirkman addressed the question directly. When asked whether Daryl's being homosexual was a possibility they had considered, Kirkman said, “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing … we’ll tackle it in the show.” The interviewer followed up...
  • "Amen"! Jon Lovitz: "If you don’t want a fight with Israel, don’t pick one" [twitchy]

    08/04/2014 1:47:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 8-4-14 | Michelle Malkin
    From Lovitz' twitter feed - what started this: "Israel has every right to defend itself. If you don't want a fight with Israel, don't pick one."
  • Jackie Mason Goes Off on Anti-Israel Celebrities

    08/01/2014 10:49:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 1, 2014 | Paul Bond
    Jackie Mason, who spent three years as an ordained rabbi before launching his six-decade career as a comedian, will claim during a radio show to air Sunday that Hollywood is run by Jews but is nevertheless "anti-Semitic," "ignorant" and "stupid" when it comes to issues involving Israel.
  • 'True Blood' Actor Nelsan Ellis: Former Star Quit Because he Didn't 'Want to Play a Gay Part'

    07/24/2014 4:04:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    <p>When Luke Grimes started on HBO’s “True Blood” last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was bisexual and starting a romantic relationship with a gay character in the seventh and final season.</p>
  • Weird Al's 'Mandatory Fun' is a funny sort of masterpiece

    07/19/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | Randall Roberts
    The success of any great piece of art is determined by a few key factors. Does it accomplish what it sets out to achieve? Does it illuminate some essential aspect of the human condition? Does it change those who are exposed to it — rewire the circuitry, add new ideas that disturb the status quo? Does it build on the art of others, in the process crafting something profoundly new? Most important, does it advocate for the enduring relevance of tinfoil? Under these guidelines, Weird Al Yankovic's new "Mandatory Fun" is a stone cold masterpiece. Its goal remains the same...
  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Ann B. Davis aka Alice from ‘The Brady Bunch’ Left Hollywood for Faith: ‘I was Born Again’

    06/04/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    Patheos ^ | 2Jun14 | Rebecca Cusey
    Ann B. Davis, who played the beloved housekeeper Alice in The Brady Bunch, died over the weekend. New information is coming out about her faith and her life. The Associated Press reports: For many years after “The Brady Bunch” wound up, Davis led a quiet religious life, affiliating herself with a group led by [Episcopal Bishop William] Frey. “I was born again,” she told the AP in 1993. “It happens to Episcopalians. Sometimes it doesn’t hit you till you’re 47 years old. “It changed my whole life for the better. … I spent a lot of time giving Christian witness...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Compares Mean Online Comments … to Suffering Through War?!

    05/29/2014 11:50:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 28, 2014 9:59 PM | (The Kelly File)
    (Gwyneth) Paltrow was at the Code Conference in California to promote her lifestyle brand Goop, when she said in an interview: “You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. It’s almost like, how in war, you go through this bloody dehumanizing thing and then something is defined out of it.” …
  • Mariel Hemingway: Project Veritas' James O'Keefe Should Meet Face-to-Face

    05/26/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/25/2014 | Greg Richter
    Actress Mariel Hemingway says filmmaker James O'Keefe should be honest about his intentions and meet face-to-face with her if he wants to discuss fracking. O'Keefe's Project Veritas released a video last week in which he secretly recorded Hemingway, actor Ed Begley Jr. and documentary filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell. Project Veritas set up the meeting with an actor posing as a Middle Eastern oil sheik promising to bankroll their anti-fracking film if they didn't say who was funding it.
  • Hollywood celebrities caught on hidden camera accepting money from "Middle Eastern oil interests"

    05/21/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/20/2014
    CANNES -- In a blockbuster new video, Project Veritas has exposed the truth about the dark funding behind Hollywood's anti-fracking messaging machine. New York Times Bestselling Author and Project Veritas founder and president James O'Keefe debuted the latest investigation at a "premiere" in Cannes, France on Wednesday. In the investigation, an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posed as a member of a Middle Eastern oil dynasty and offered $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie. In video from a meeting with Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Josh Tickell, a Project Veritas investigator disguised as...
  • Danny Glover Calls for Boycott of Israel

    05/14/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 5/14/2014, 4:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Actor Danny Glover is one among several celebrities who on Tuesday called for a boycott of Israel, according to JNS. The celebrities are featured in a documentary film entitled “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” which is being screened at the DocAviv festival in Tel Aviv. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel,” 12 signatories said in a statement quoted by JNS. The signatories, including Grace Lee Boggs herself, said they were “shocked” about the film’s screening at DocAviv on May 13 and 15, which...
  • HGTV cancels reality TV show after left-wingers ‘expose’ the stars’ pro-life, pro-family views

    05/07/2014 8:52:26 PM PDT · by topher · 55 replies
    LifesiteNews.com ^ | Wed May 07, 2014 17:25 EST | Ben Johnson
    CONCORD, NC, May 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The home improvement television network HGTV has canceled a proposed reality show after a left-wing website printed an “exposé” of the evangelical stars' pro-life, pro-family activism. Flip It Forward, scheduled to debut on Home and Garden Television this October, would feature brothers David and Jason Benham helping down-on-their-luck families purchase a dream home they thought they could never afford. “In each episode, the guys help a deserving family find a fixer-upper and transform it into their forever home - with a healthy dose of sibling rivalry between the brothers along the way,” HGTV...
  • Cher calls Tea Party 'plague on mankind,' punctuates with a bomb

    04/24/2014 9:16:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 24, 2014 | Joe Newby
    On Thursday, Cher took to Twitter with another deranged message calling the Tea Party a "plague on mankind," and implied violence against the group by ending her short message with an image of a bomb, Twitchy reported. Twitchy noted that Cher has "something of an emoji addiction" but observed that most of her emoticons are not quite as violent. "NOW 4 THE ATROCIOUS #Tbag CESSPOOL! EVEN TETRAPODS WOULDN'T HAVE CRAWLED OUT OF U,THEIR STANDARDS WERE 2 HIGH! U R A PLAGUE ON MANKIND💣," she tweeted. Naturally, some agreed with Cher, apparently endorsing the idea of wiping out the Tea Party...
  • Liberals Must Choose Between Freedom And Fascism

    04/21/2014 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Honest liberals are having their Andrew Breitbart moment. Andrew started out as a liberal, except he was the kind of liberal that’s exceedingly rare today. He was a liberal who actually believed in the things liberals say they believe in, like free expression and personal autonomy. But they don’t. Andrew’s change began when he watched the Clarence Thomas hearings. He saw a “high-tech lynching,” as racist Democrats intent on stamping out dissent among black Americans channeled their former Majority Leader/KKK Exalted Cyclops Robert Byrd in attacking the black jurist for refusing to toe the liberal line. Andrews’s views didn't change....
  • "X-Men" director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

    04/17/2014 3:27:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    assciated press ^ | April 17, 2014 | OSKAR GARCIA
    HONOLULU (AP) — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of the forthcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" forced Michael Egan III into sex during parties in California and Hawaii when he was 17 in the late 1990s.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus blames nude photo on "drunken stupor"

    04/10/2014 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 105 replies
    CBS ^ | April 9, 2014 | Lauren Moraski
    Blame it on a drunken stupor. That's what Toronto Mayor Rob Ford did. If you pick up the new issue of Rolling Stone, you'll get to see in Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the buff. The 53-year-old "Veep" actress unveiled the magazine's cover photo on Twitter: She tweeted that she's about to get more Twitter followers -- and she's right. We just started following her. Her butt-naked appearance coincides with the third season of "Veep," which premiered on Sunday. In the issue, which hits newsstands on Friday, Louis-Dreyfus dishes on the upcoming season (she's thrilled her character gets to curse a lot),...
  • Lena Dunham: A 'Huge Disappointment' to Like Men, not Women

    04/10/2014 10:22:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Lena Dunham feels a very strong connection to the gay community. So strong, in fact, that when she realized she was attracted to men it came as a "huge disappointment." Dunham shared her views on her lesbian sister and sexual attraction during an appearance at the Point Honors Gala at the New York Public Library Monday....
  • 'Noah' Review: Brilliantly Sinister Anti-Christian Filmmaking

    03/29/2014 9:19:22 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 59 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 3-28-14 | John Nolte
    When atheist director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky promised that his epic "Noah" would be "the least biblical film ever made," that was not hyperbole. "Noah" is a brilliant, compelling, beautifully-mounted, beautifully-acted piece of storytelling conceived for the sinister purpose of leading people to believe that Christianity and Judaism are something they are not. And I ask you, could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not? I have absolutely no problem with a filmmaker taking a biblical story and adding or subtracting from it as a way to craft a...
  • In Bible epic revival, 'Noah' finds rough seas

    03/21/2014 11:04:51 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 211 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 21, 2014 10:59 AM (ET) | JAKE COYLE
    NEW YORK (AP) - In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise: "I'll never shoot you on a houseboat in a robe and sandals with two giraffes popping up behind you." Decades after Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" and "Ben-Hur," Aronofsky has renewed the tradition of the studio-made, mass-audience Bible epic, albeit as a distinctly darker parable about sin, justice and mercy. While much of his "Noah" is true to Scripture, it's nothing like the picture-book version many encounter as children.
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • Hezbollah TV: Hollywood Meant to Help Jews Take Over America

    02/20/2014 9:20:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2014, 6:42 AM | Elad Benari
    Hollywood was an invention meant to help Jews “take over” America, according to Hezbollah’s television channel. Al-Manar TV, in a report, titled “Jews, Movies, Hollywoodism, and the American Dream”, claimed Hollywood was a Jewish invention, the goals of which were “to take over the greatest superpower in the world, to control all aspects of its daily life, and to harness it in the service of Jewish goals worldwide.” Superman, invented by “the Jews”, is part of this plan as well, according to the Hezbollah report. …
  • Re-Watching Woody Allen: The newly-chilling themes that you can see throughout his movies

    02/08/2014 7:14:11 PM PST · by grundle · 73 replies
    Esquire ^ | February 4, 2014 | Stephen Marche
    So what happens when you go looking for evidence of sex crimes in Woody Allen movies? If you look, you find it, again, and again, and again.
  • Dylan Farrow about Woody Allen: ‘Nothing he says or writes can change the truth’ (Reply to Allen)

    02/08/2014 10:20:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2014
    The back-and-forth volleys among the Woody Allen and Mia Farrow families continue as Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has released a statement responding to Allen’s piece published Friday online in the New York Times Sunday review section according to Variety. In the Woody Allen Speaks Out article, he defended himself against Dylan Farrow’s post published last Saturday in the New York Times alleging that Allen had molested her at the age of 7. Dylan Farrow’s response sent Friday night read as follows: Once again, Woody Allen is attacking me and my family in an effort to discredit and silence me...
  • Academy Rescinds Low-Budget, Faith-Based Film’s Oscar Nomination

    02/04/2014 7:30:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 04 2014 8:57 AM | (Fox and Friends)
    Questions are being raised about whether an Oscar nomination was rescinded because of the film’s faith-based message. The low-budget film “Alone Yet Not Alone” was nominated in the Best Song category, but then the song, also called “Alone Yet Not Alone,” was disqualified a few weeks later. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences pointed out that the song’s creator, Bruce Broughton, had improperly emailed 70 fellow Academy members to ask them to listen to the song. …
  • An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Alleged Victim of Woody Allen)

    02/01/2014 2:52:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    Kristoff Blog of NY Times ^ | 2/1/2014 | Dylan Farrow
    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.
  • Ben Affleck: 'Big Republican' Actors Are Hard to Watch

    01/30/2014 5:38:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Democratic fundraiser/actor Ben Affleck -- and the next big-screen "Batman" -- recently gave an interview to Playboy. His own bias against Republicans, he admits, prevents him from fully enjoying a Republican actor's performance. "It's ... hard," said Affleck, "to get people to suspend disbelief." Affleck said: "When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn't like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (bleep) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion." Fair enough. But how do you...
  • Minnie Driver Coins Latest Bizarre Celeb Diet: I Will Only Eat Animals That I Hate

    01/29/2014 1:33:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 29 Jan 2014
    Minnie Driver appears to be creating her own celebrity diet craze of hate-etarianism after explaining she will only eat animals she doesn’t like. The 43-year-old Good Will Hunting actress explained: ‘I’m not a vegan. But I went to a farm school. I used to have a pig. So I can’t eat pigs. And I like lambs, so I can’t eat them. And I used to have to milk cows, so I can’t eat cows. But I don’t mind if anybody else does. And I hate turkeys, so I eat them.’ Meanwhile, the single mum hopes to land a role on...
  • It’s official: Hollywood is the hidden “Ministry of Propaganda”

    01/27/2014 9:49:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 1/27/14 | Alan West
    Recently a left-wing writer for The Atlantic referred to the movie Lone Survivor as propaganda. Obviously, this person really can’t tell fact from fiction, but then again liberal progressives don’t live in the real world of facts. On that same note, the Obama administration is now going to the makers of make-believe for help in promulgating the grand lie and scheme known as Obamacare. As reported by John Nolte on Breitbart.com According to an email invitation sent out by the Writers Guild East and obtained by Breitbart News, members of the Hollywood elite and the Obama Administration will be gathering...
  • 'Charlize is a keeper!' Sean Penn confirms Theron relationship...(anti-gun nonsense)

    01/22/2014 7:27:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    dailymail ^ | 1-2014
    (BELOW IS THE MOST VOMIT-INDUCING PART OF THE STORY) Sean also paid tribute to South-African-born Charlize in a speech he made before auctioning off a Jeff Koons sculpture made out of 67 guns he previously owned. 'I'm a self-proclaimed Alpha male who owns 67 firearms,' he told the star-studded audience. 'But I've had my mind changed about guns by a strong woman, a beautiful South African woman. 'I don't need these cowardly instruments of violence and destruction, none of us do.'
  • Katy Perry: I prayed for a big chest, won Wisconsin for Obama

    01/21/2014 7:33:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/21/14
    Praying for a big chest, believing in aliens and winning Wisconsin for Obama—where do we begin? Katy Perry really opened up to GQ, giving the magazine plenty of interesting —and, OK, super strange— tidbits about her life. Perry dished about her signature sexy bod, saying that her prayers were answered at the age of 11. "I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, ‘God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can't see my feet when I'm lying down?’… God answered my prayers. I...
  • More men speaking in girls' 'dialect', study shows

    01/19/2014 2:48:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Melissa Hogenboom
    More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia. But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.
  • Madonna Calls Son Rocco the N-Word On Instagram Then Deletes Post, Bashes Critics

    01/18/2014 11:22:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014 | Zayda Rivera
    Madonna calls son Rocco the N-word on Instagram then deletes post, bashes critics: ‘Get off my -- haters!’The ‘Express Yourself’ singer shared a photo of her son boxing and captioned it, ‘#disn---a’. But when it caused an instant backlash she removed the comment. Madonna has never been the one to shy away from expressing herself. But the outspoken singer may have stuck her foot in her mouth when she called her son Rocco Ritchie the N-word on Instagram. "No one messes with Dirty Soap!" she captioned a photo of her 13-year-old son during a boxing workout Friday. "Mama said knock...
  • Devil Baby Attack (video)

    01/17/2014 11:20:51 AM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/2014
    The video may make you think twice before peeking into the next stroller you see... What's being called a "devil baby" is terrorizing the streets of New York City...and it's all caught in a video that's gone viral. Residents are lured to a remote-controlled stroller with a robot “baby” crying inside, according to Daily Mail. Then, the animatronic “baby” jumps up, screams, vomits and even makes rude hand gestures. Their horrified reactions are all caught on video. It’s all a prank by the makers of a new horror film, “Devil’s Due,” to promote their movie.
  • Academy drops ‘territories’ in Palestine reference

    01/17/2014 7:36:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 9:07 PM EST | Jessica Herndon
    Thursday’s Oscar nominations had some new language in the foreign language category: Nominee “Omar” was described as being from “Palestine,” a reference the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has carefully avoided in the past. “Omar,” a drama set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was directed by Hany Abu-Assad, whose 2005 thriller “Paradise Now” was also nominated in the foreign language category. But after a tussle with the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles, the academy chose to refer to the film as a product of the “Palestinian Territories” or “Palestinian Authority,” rather than simply “Palestine.” After hearing the news of...
  • Tarantino: 'Everyone has the right to own a gun' (Flashback for Harvey Weinstein)

    01/16/2014 10:00:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | 1/17/13 | Buenos Aires Herald
    US film director Quentin Tarantino admitted he was against the use of automatic weapons, but defended a citizen’s right to own a gun, in an interview published in German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. “Initially I think that everyone has the right to own a gun. I myself have one because I live alone in a large house and want to be able to defend myself,” the 49-year-old director said.
  • Devil baby terrorizes New York City for viral marketing campaign for 'Devil's Due'

    01/15/2014 8:39:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/15/13 | IRVING DEJOHN
    The terrible 2s came early for this bogus baby. An animatronic infant wreaked havoc on the streets New York City for a viral marketing campaign that scared the hell out of some bystanders. The “devil baby” — cruising around the streets in a remote control stroller — would lie in wait for an unsuspecting person to check on the child before pouncing, growling and sometimes even flipping the bird.
  • 'She told me to destroy my guns': Sean Penn...gets rid of his 65 'cowardly killing machines'

    01/13/2014 9:30:49 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 136 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 13 January 2014 | Fay Strang and Heidi Parker
    Sean Penn and Charlize Theron seem to be getting awfully serious. On Saturday evening during the Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills the 53-year-old actor hinted his 38-year-old lady love of several months changed his mind about his the astonishing number of gund he owns - 65 in total - per E! In his speech the Mystic River actor said 'a strong woman who happens to be from South Africa' convinced him to destroy the fire arms. -snip- 'Sean stated during his speech, 'Being provoked by this aforementioned strong woman and considering how liberating of bulls--t and ugliness it...
  • Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

    01/06/2014 5:20:33 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Gospel Coalition ^ | January 6, 2013 | Trevin Wax
    I grew up in a fundamentalist environment. The church I was baptized in believed it was inappropriate for Christians to go to a movie theater. To this day, my grandparents maintain this standard as a bulwark against worldliness. The library at my Christian school had a variety of books for children, sanitized for Christian consumption. Encyclopedia Brown made the cut, but all the “goshes” and “gee whizzes” were marked out with a heavy black pen. No second-hand cursing allowed. Films without anything objectionable were allowed at school, but looking back, I see how this analysis was applied simplistically. I still...
  • ‘Disgusting’: NBC viewers not amused by actress Natasha Leggero’s mockery of Pearl Harbor vets

    01/01/2014 7:14:47 AM PST · by LSUfan · 40 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 31 Dec 13 | Michelle Malkin
    As Twitchy readers will recall, the makers of SpaghettiOs apologized last month for a crass Pearl Harbor day promotional tweet. Actress and “comedian” Natasha Leggero, a co-host of NBC’s New Year’s Eve special along with TV/radio personality Carson Daly, apparently decided to double-down on stupid with a New Year’s Eve swipe at America’s greatest generation. Because nothing says festive like mocking WWII heroes who survived the Pearl Harbor raid.
  • Review: Wolf of Wall Street

    12/25/2013 9:37:42 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    vanity | 12-25-13 | self
    My husband and I and 2 friends walked out of "Wolf of Wall Stret", the new DiCaprio flic, about 10 minutes into the movie. We absolutely could not stand the constant barrage of obscene language and visuals. I have never seen anything so obnoxious in my life and refused to ruin Christmas Day with such garbage. We complained at the box office and got our money back. Now, I'm about ready to write to the movie theatre and newspaper to warn others about this offensive movie. The interesting thing is that I'd seen a trailer for this movie last week,...
  • Obama plan uses Hollywood to lure Iran toward peace

    12/21/2013 7:20:34 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 25 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 21, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    President wants to deliver American culture to Islamic regimeThe proposed easing of sanctions against Iran represents the most visible enticement by which the United States and five other nations intend to guide the Islamic regime toward peace. The Obama administration, however, has another tool in its diplomatic arsenal that it intends to leverage against Tehran. Hollywood. The responsibility of producing a California-centered news and entertainment program “appealing to Farsi-speaking youth in Iran” soon will be fall into the hands of a contractor working on behalf of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG, according to planning documents that WND...
  • Celebrity Hypocrites

    12/11/2013 11:42:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | John Stossel
    I'm annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth." Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but "not capitalist democracy." Actor Martin Sheen says, "That's where the problem lies ... It's corporate America." And so on. On my TV show, actor/author Kevin Sorbo pointed out that such sentiments make little sense coming from entertainers. "It's a very entrepreneurial business. You...
  • Baldwin On Firing By MSNBC : 'Martin Bashir's On The Air'

    11/26/2013 10:28:42 PM PST · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    The New York Post reported Tuesday that MSNBC's Up Late with Alec Baldwin has been cancelled in the wake of the host's most recent gay slur. Yet eleven days after Martin Bashir said someone should defecate and urinate in former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's mouth, the vile host with some of the lowest ratings on cable television still hasn't been punished in any way.