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  • West Hollywood to present Stormy Daniels with Key to the City

    05/22/2018 10:39:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 57 replies
    the hill ^ | 5-22-18 | Bowden
    The mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., will join city officials on Wednesday to present adult film star Stormy Daniels with a Key to the City and a City Proclamation, according to a media advisory. In the press release, city officials recognized Daniels for her "leadership in the #RESIST movement" and noted that the city has previously passed resolutions calling for articles of impeachment to be introduced against President Trump. Daniels, the release reads, has "proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation." The city will also...
  • ‘What I Did for Trump’ — SNL Rekindles Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin

    05/20/2018 8:58:42 AM PDT · by Bratch · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 20, 2018 | Trent Baker
    This week on “Saturday Night Live,” guest and former cast member Tina Fey brought back her old Sarah Palin character to deliver a message to members of the Trump administration. “Here’s a refresher: I was the first female on a Republican presidential ticket and now I get paid to tweet for Bass Pro Shops,” Fey said as Palin. “Take it from me, politics is a wild ride. One minute you’re on top, and then you’re gone in the blink of a Scaramucci. Well, I have a message for all the people in the Trump White House: enjoy your moment, who...
  • Amy Schumer laments ‘I Feel Pretty’ casting, says minority should have her starring role

    04/20/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Comedian Amy Schumer said her starring role in “I Feel Pretty” should have gone to a minority actress with a “harder” life story. [snip] “It’s not about an ugly, vile troll getting beautiful,” the actress said in response to critics of the movie’s premise. “It’s about a girl who really struggles with self-esteem, which is something we can all relate to. So, it just made me excited for people to see the movie. But also, I think it is fair to say that, you know, that it’s a lot harder for other people … and I recognize that I am...
  • Molly Ringwald Explains Why She’s ‘Troubled’ by ‘The Breakfast Club’ Three Decades Later

    04/07/2018 8:08:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 116 replies
    IndieWire ^ | April 6, 2018 | Zack Sharf
    Molly Ringwald rose to prominence as John Hughes’ muse in the hit films “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “The Breakfast Club,” but her most beloved movies are troubling her in hindsight. In a new essay for The New Yorker, Ringwald salutes and critiques her collaborations with Hughes, finding certain scenes in the director’s films to be misogynistic and homophobic. The actress makes it clear she loves Hughes and is proud of their work together, but that doesn’t mean their films should not be analyzed under a contemporary context. While Ringwald was showing her daughter “The Breakfast Club” for the...
  • Hollywood Should Accept McDormand's Inclusion-rider Dare

    03/09/2018 7:29:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    Go for it, Hollywood. You probably didn't watch the Academy Awards -- most people didn't -- but you might have caught a bit of Frances McDormand's acceptance speech for her Best Actress award. At the end of a stirring speech about women in post-Weinstein Hollywood, she said, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider." Don't feel bad if you don't know what an inclusion rider is. McDormand didn't either until recently. She told the press backstage that she had only learned about inclusion riders the previous week. So what are they? Simply put,...
  • Hollywood's Slow Suicide

    03/08/2018 4:59:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Well, the Oscars sure did suck, didn’t they? I used to watch them because I love movies, now I watched them for work purposes. And it felt like work. Judging by the ratings, the way I felt watching them was not unique, and a lot of people did not show up for work that day. The 2018 Oscars were the lowest rated in history due, in part, to the movies the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated (they really embraced movies the public has shown no interest in), but mostly due to the show itself. They can try...
  • ‘Shape of Water’ director: Movies should lead to one world and erase national sovereignty

    03/05/2018 12:58:40 PM PST · by detective · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The “immigrant” theme dominated the acceptance speech, and not for the first time Sunday, in one of the major Oscar categories — the best director award. Fantasy director Guillermo Del Toro won the Oscar for his film “The Shape of Water” and leaped right into the matter and said movies should lead to one world and erase national sovereignty.
  • Oscars Ratings Crash and Burn, Again

    03/05/2018 12:07:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed the Oscars last night, host Jimmy Kimmel predictably lectured the country about politics, harped on leftism, went after Fox News and repeatedly made terribly unfunny jokes about Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump. “We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence," Kimmel said.Ahead of the big show Sunday night, Kimmel made it known he would engage in activism from the stage but according to the numbers, it didn't pay off. From TheWrap:  Jimmy Kimmel’s return as Oscars host received an 18.9 rating in Nielsen’s overnight...
  • Ratings Collapse: Early Numbers Show Oscar Telecast Hit All-Time Low

    03/05/2018 7:34:12 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2018 | John Nolte
    The ratings for Sunday night’s telecast of the 90th annual Academy Awards collapsed by a whopping 16 percent, which would mean an all-time low, according to early estimates. Variety reports that the “8 p.m.-11 p.m. portion of ABC’s telecast averaged an 18.9 household rating and 32 share in Nielsen’s metered market overnight ratings … That’s down about 16% from the 22.5/37 rating generated by the 2017 Oscars.” According to Deadline, the “18.9 appears to be an all-time low for the Oscars, below the previous low ratings point for the Oscars, logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9).” The ratings will be...
  • Kimmel's Flat Monologue Drops Humor in Favor of Tired Political Pandering

    03/04/2018 6:12:39 PM PST · by Simon Green · 82 replies
    grabienews ^ | 03/04/18
    Bucking expectations that this year's Academy Awards would be less stridently political, second-time host Jimmy Kimmel focused almost exclusively on politics, nearly dropping any pretense of humor. His monologue concluded with a call for Americans to attend a pro-gun control rally later this month and featured several barbs directed at the Trump Administration. Just seconds into the 90th annual Oscars, Kimmel introduced Lupito Nyong'o, an actress of Kenyan and Mexican descent. "Let the tweet storm from the president's toilet begin," Kimmel then commented. Concluding, Kimmel made a call for Americans to attend a March 24th rally in support of new...
  • Film Critics Lose Their Minds Over Eastwood’s Patriotic ‘Paris’

    02/17/2018 10:47:28 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/17/2018 | Christian Toto
    Clint Eastwood did it again with his newest film, The 15:17 to Paris. The 87-year-old icon drove liberal critics batty with his 2014 smash American Sniper. Heroism? Sacrifice? All-American values? It’s like garlic to some film critics. They’d rather swoon at films depicting the U.S. Military in an unsavory fashion. The 15:17 to Paris makes their jobs harder. The story focuses on three heroes (playing themselves) who thwarted a terrorist attack aboard a Paris-bound train in 2015.
  • Ellsberg Calls on Insiders to Leak Details of Alleged War Plans

    09/14/2006 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wjersey · 61 replies · 1,292+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 9/14/2006 | Staff
    When Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst, leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971, it created one of the most significant newspaper stories -- and battles -- of the century. One thing it did not do was prevent the Vietnam War, although it may have shortened it. Now he is calling on officials within the government to leak "the Pentagon Paper of the Middle East" to modern reporters, to short-circuit another possible war. Ellsberg's challenge is found in the October issue of Harper's magazine, to appear next week. E&P has obtained an advance copy. The article is titled, "The...
  • Just how out-of-touch are the Oscars? Forget Best Picture; Check out Costume Design. Seriously.

    01/23/2018 8:37:05 PM PST · by dangus · 31 replies
    The fact that there is a type of movie called, "Oscar bait" is pretty damning. It suggests that there is a certain kind of movie that, regardless of how well it's done, is simply the type of movie (or acting performance) that is more likely than others to get nominated for Academy Awards. It's been often noted that over the past fourty years, there's been a complete disconnect between the sort of movies audiences like and the sort of movies the Hollywood pseudo-intelligentsia likes. Have audienes gotten dumber? Has Hollywood simply abandoned hope of box-office success with high-brow films. In...
  • Why Conservatives Must Support '12 Strong' (or Stop Complaining)

    01/21/2018 8:42:10 AM PST · by rktman · 88 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/20/2018 | Christian Toto
    Conservatives constantly complain about Hollywood … often for very good reasons. The industry’s voice is almost uniformly liberal. Major stars (like Amy Schumer and Michael Shannon) talk down to Red State denizens in the ugliest ways possible. Films often mock or denigrate the U.S. Military (think Redacted for a glaring Exhibit A). Liberal messages abound in many films and TV shows. Consider the “resistance” themes lurking within Supergirl and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sites like NewsBusters cover this terrain aggressively. Tinsel Town gives the site’s writers plenty of fodder. Hollywood also hasn’t captured the heroism displayed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan....
  • The Virtue-Signaling Anti-Virtue Crowd

    01/09/2018 9:25:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Imagine it's late 2011. The world just found out about Jerry Sandusky, former assistant Penn State football coach who would be convicted of repeatedly raping children in 2012. Penn State higher-ups, in an attempt to turn the focus of the scandal away from the school, decide to turn an annual banquet into a celebration of those fighting child rape. They call up head coach Joe Paterno. They call up President Graham Spanier. They call up athletic director Tim Curley. All of them give long, brave speeches about the evils of sexual exploitation of children resulting in rousing applause from all...
  • Actress Wears ‘Poverty Is Sexist’ Shirt To Golden Globes

    01/08/2018 10:00:27 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/8/2018 | Gabrielle Okun
    Actress Connie Britton wore a “Poverty Is Sexist” shirt to the 2018 Golden Globes Sunday. Britton, 50, an actress who is known for her role on the TV show “Nashville” wore a “Poverty Is Sexist” sweater to protest economic inequality between men and women in economically disadvantaged communities, during the 2018 Golden Globes, reported E! News. The sweater is part of Bono’s ONE Campaign that uses the hashtag #PovertyIsSexist to protest the international wage gap. Lingua Franca designed the sweater. Other sweaters from the line typically go for $380, according to the campaign’s website. Britton has a net worth of...
  • Suffering Hollywood Actress Wears ‘Poverty Is Sexist’ Shirt at Golden Globes… That Costs Around $380

    01/08/2018 9:10:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    GP ^ | 1-7-2018 | Jim Hoft
    This is the type of deep thinking in Hollywood today. Actress, singer and producer Connie Britton wore a “poverty is sexist” T-shirt at the Golden Globes.Tell that to the starving Africans. And the media cheered her for her courage. .@conniebritton's #GoldenGlobes tee: "Poverty is sexist." pic.twitter.com/5hDP003bG0— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 8, 2018 The sweater costs around $380… So we know Connie is not suffering.For the record… homelessness mostly impacts men. Mark Dice weighed in… Only women live in poverty, according to this #GoldenGlobes idiot. https://t.co/rcLA30M2ge
  • Matt Damon Skips Film Premiere amid Backlash over Sexual Harassment Comments

    12/20/2017 6:36:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | December 20, 2017 | Ben Kew
    Actor Matt Damon apparently skipped the premiere for his latest sci-fi movie Downsizing on Monday, days after receiving intense backlash following his comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood. Damon, 47, did not attend the Monday night premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, days after being widely mocked for arguing that men who didn’t engage in sexually predatory behavior were not receiving enough attention. “We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s**tload of guys – the preponderance of men I’ve worked with –...
  • Stephen Baldwin Thinks Alec Will Vote for Trump After He Gets a Big Tax Cut

    12/20/2017 5:44:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 19, 2017 | Paul Bond
    "'The Boss Baby' sequel money is going to go a long way because of Trump," the Baldwin brother says. Stephen Baldwin is a rare Donald Trump supporter in Hollywood, so he knows how polarizing a figure the president can be. Hence, the actor was an obvious choice for a new TV show where he travels across the U.S. talking to Americans about the state of the union nearly a year into the presidency of a former reality TV star. The show, Great American Pilgrimage … The GAP, is one of the more popular ones on RT, a Kremlin-backed network...
  • Jennifer Lawrence: 'I've been waiting' to give Trump 'a martini to the face'

    12/07/2017 10:07:40 PM PST · by Enterprise · 93 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 12/6/17 | Judy Kurtz
    While the 27-year-old Oscar winner says she’s never come face-to-face with Trump, she told Winfrey she’d “definitely” be prepared if the opportunity presented itself. “I’ve got a pretty good speech,” Lawrence said, adding with a laugh that “it ends with a martini to the face.”