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  • The next Chick-fil-A? Hallmark Channel CEO signals openness to gay Christmas films

    12/03/2019 2:27:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 87 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3rd December 2019 | December 3rd
    While many are still reeling from recent revelations that Chick-fil-A has opportunistically traded the Christian principles upon which it was founded for “woke,” pro-LGBT social justice causes, the head of the Hallmark Channel —famous for its family-friendly Christmas movies— indicated that Hallmark will likely begin to produce holiday films which include gay characters and themes. This year, Hallmark's legendary “Countdown to Christmas” will feature two dozen new, original movies produced by the channel. They will be shown 24 hours a day during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Bill Abbott, CEO of Hallmark parent Crown Media Family Networks (CMFN), said...
  • Emilia Clarke Joins List of Actresses Upset by Nudity, Sex Scenes

    12/02/2019 4:45:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | December 2, 2019 | Katie Yoder
    What happens on the big screen doesn’t always stay on the big screen.  Actress Emilia Clarke, who rose to fame after starring in HBO’s Game of Thrones, recently revealed that she was pressured to film scenes naked for the show. She’s not alone – actresses from Evangeline Lilly to Jennifer Lawrence have admitted to either crying or drinking in response to filming scenes with little to no clothing.Speaking on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, the 33-year-old expressed her disbelief when she first landed the role of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, which premiered in 2011. “Obviously, I took the job,”...
  • Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'

    01/19/2015 10:24:15 AM PST · by tje · 134 replies
    The Independent via Craving Entertainment ^ | Monday 19 January 2015 | Helen Nianias
    Hoooo boy. Billy Crystal has angered plenty with some poorly-worded statements he made about the portrayal of gay sex scenes on television. According to The Independent, during a panel on the Television Critics Association this weekend promoting his upcoming FX series The Comedians, Crystal said he can do without all the gratuitous P-in-the-B scenes that TV keeps shoving in his face: Speaking during a panel interview in Pasadena, the actor said: “Sometimes I think: ‘Ah that’s too much for me’. “Sometimes, it’s just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I’m not going to reveal to you...
  • Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says

    09/19/2019 11:16:43 AM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/19/19 | Tracey McManus
    In the third lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in three months, a 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology’s care, including at the church’s Clearwater Academy. On top of the abuse, the lawsuit explains how church officials allegedly knew it was occurring and did nothing to stop it or alert law enforcement, actions rooted in policy written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. When the woman spoke of her alleged abuse after leaving Scientology in 2018, the church deployed a campaign of harassment against her, a tactic...
  • Netflix says ‘We’re here, we’re queer’

    07/30/2019 9:09:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2019 | Michael Brown
    In a letter sent by Netflix to leaders of a Straight Pride event, the internet giant said, “You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies. Our legal department is here, it’s queer, and it’s telling you to steer clear.”Netflix, we hear you loud and clear! You are here and you are queer.Apparently, the organizers of a Straight Pride parade in Boston had listed Netflix as a potential sponsor, even using the Netflix logo, something the clearly pro-LGBT company did not take lightly.As reported by PinkNews, “Netflix sent a cease-and-desist order to Super Happy Fun America, the group organising the [Straight...
  • Joker director says the Joaquin Phoenix movie 'doesn't follow anything' from the comics

    07/09/2019 4:15:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 8, 2019 | Rachel Yang
    The upcoming Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix will be a wholly original take on the iconic Gotham villain. “We didn’t follow anything from the comic books, which people are gonna be mad about,” writer-director Todd Phillips told Empire. “We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.” His comments seem to dash fan speculation that the movie might follow portions of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s legendary The Killing Joke, the comic that...
  • Inside the mysterious LA sex club

    06/20/2019 9:56:55 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 23 replies ^ | Jan. 27, 2018 | Sarah Jacobs
    Snctm, a members-only elite sex club that hosts international events, is in hot water — and it could potentially jeopardize the privacy of its wealthy members.
  • X-Men director Bryan Singer to pay $150G to settle sex assault claim: report

    06/12/2019 11:21:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    An attorney for Hollywood director Bryan Singer announced Wednesday that the filmmaker will pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that he raped a 17-year-old boy while partying on a yacht in 2003. The "X-Men" director was accused of sexually assaulting then-underage Cesar Sanchez-Guzman during a Seattle yacht party. Singer allegedly lured him into a secluded area and forced the teen to perform oral sex. Sanchez-Guzman's lawsuit filed in December 2017 also alleges that Singer performed oral sex on the 17-year-old against his will and anally penetrated him, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Russia cuts Rocketman scenes citing 'homosexual propaganda' law

    05/31/2019 2:57:42 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2019 | Andrew Roth
    Elton John biopic’s gay sex and kissing footage edited out in effort to play down singer’s sexuality A Russian media company has reportedly cut all scenes featuring gay sex and men kissing from the Elton John biopic Rocketman because of laws banning “homosexual propaganda”. An estimated five minutes of footage have been cut from the film in an attempt to play down the sexuality of one of the world’s most famous gay celebrities for a conservative Russian audience. “all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut out… The nastiest part is that the final caption...
  • Disney CEO says it will be 'difficult' to film in Georgia if abortion law takes effect

    05/29/2019 8:46:35 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2019 | Lisa Richwine
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger told Reuters on Wednesday it would be “very difficult” for the media company to keep filming in Georgia if a new abortion law takes effect because many people will not want to work in the U.S. state. Disney has filmed blockbuster movies in Georgia such as “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Endgame,” and it would be a blow to the state’s efforts to create production jobs if the entertainment giant stopped filming there. Georgia’s Republican governor signed into law on May 7 a ban on abortion after a doctor can...
  • #YouKnowMe: Minka Kelly, Amber Tamblyn and More Share Their Abortion Stories Amid Controversial [tr]

    05/17/2019 3:15:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | May 16,2019 | Paige Gawley‍
    Celebrities are coming forward with their personal abortion stories. As more and more states -- including Georgia, Alabama and Missouri -- continue to pass legislation greatly restricting and nearly banning all abortion, several stars are speaking out against the bills by sharing their own stories alongside the hashtag #YouKnowMe. Busy Philipps came up with the phrase and hashtag when she discussed her abortion on her late-night show, Busy Tonight. "The statistic is that one in four women will have an abortion before age 45. That statistic sometimes surprises people, and maybe you're sitting there thinking, 'I don't know a woman...
  • Corey Feldman made a documentary he says could "bring down potentially a pedophile ring" (tr)

    04/28/2019 12:36:37 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    AV Club ^ | April 25, 2019 | Randall Colburn
    Former child star Corey Feldman has long contended that he and his one-time best friend, the late Corey Haim, were molested by Hollywood insiders as children. Now, Rolling Stone reports in a lengthy, fascinating profile that Feldman has made a documentary about he and Haim’s experiences, one in which he apparently shines a light on “the two industry men who allegedly molested him at the age of 14" and “the A-lister and others who allegedly raped or molested his best friend.” This project is separate from his previous efforts to produce his story, which fell apart in the midst of...
  • Hillary Clinton Donor Clare Bronfman Is Pleading Guilty In NXIVM Case

    04/19/2019 6:40:44 PM PDT · by MNDude · 35 replies
    Hillary Clinton donor Clare Bronfman is pleading guilty to charges stemming from her co-leadership of the NXIVM sex cult, an accused human trafficking organization in upstate New York closely tied to major Democrat politicians. The New York Times reports: “On Friday afternoon, Ms. Bronfman, 40, is expected to plead guilty in a Brooklyn federal court to charges arising from a complaint filed last year against her and several other followers of the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, according to a court docket…The charges to which Ms. Bronfman and Ms. Russell will plead guilty have yet to be disclosed. But their decisions...
  • Women are more susceptible than men to falling under the control of cults

    04/18/2019 3:06:20 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    National Post ^ | April 18, 2019 | Marni Soupcoff
    NXIVM has described itself as “a company whose mission is to raise human awareness, foster an ethical humanitarian civilization, and celebrate what it means to be human.” Critics have alleged other definitions for the group; definitions such as “sex-cult” and “pyramid scheme.” Federal U.S. prosecutors, meanwhile, are focusing on NXIVM’s alleged criminal activity: racketeering, wire fraud, sex trafficking, and forced labour, for a start. The group’s spiritual leader and founder, Keith Raniere, goes on trial later this month, a bonus charge of possession of child pornography having been recently added to his already extensive list of alleged crimes. It’s ugly...
  • ‘Heartbreaking’ Notre Dame: 25 Celebrities Put Aside Politics for Cathedral

    04/16/2019 3:40:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | April 16, 2019 | Katie Yoder
    While celebrities often turn to Twitter to argue politics and mock religion, they did something different on Monday: they joined in unison to weep for the destruction of a church – the Cathedral of Notre Dame.The world was shocked to watch as flames consumed the cathedral in Paris, France. Constructed in 1163, the historical and cultural landmark first reached completion in 1345. The blaze, which happened during Holy Week before Easter, hit the Catholic community especially hard. But with 13 million visitors per year, the gothic wonder exemplifies how beauty – beauty dedicated to God – draws in all peoples, regardless...
  • One of them from the latter category is actress and comedian Amy Schumer.

    03/26/2019 8:03:54 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 26 Mar 2019 | Daniel Jativa
    Conservative commentator Mark Levin lashed out against the Democrats in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller submitting his final report to the Justice Department. During his Fox News show Sunday, the nationally syndicated radio host blamed former President Barack Obama's government for seeding a Russian collusion frenzy and called for an investigation into their role in peddling the narrative. "The Democratic Party is not a pro-America party. They act like a third-world party because they want to destroy this presidency," Levin said. "It is time to focus on the Democrats in the House. It is time to focus on...
  • Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were thrilled to be there

    03/23/2019 1:38:17 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 61 replies
    Barbra Streisand is under fire for comments she made about two men accusing Michael Jackson of sexually assaulting them as children. The legendary singer and actress said that Wade Robson and James Safechuck — whose allegations against the late King of Pop resurfaced in the recent documentary “Leaving Neverland" — “were thrilled to be there” and that what allegedly happened to them “didn’t kill them."
  • Marvel 'set to cast first openly gay superhero' as fans beg for Captain America to come out

    03/06/2019 7:55:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2019 | Rebecca Lawrence
    Marvel are reportedly looking to cast their first openly gay superhero, and fans have already suggested who could take over the role. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hinted that the studio was working towards bringing a new LGBTQ character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe last year, and now it's been claimed that casting has opened. According to the That Hashtag Show, Marvel are on the hunt for an actor who will play the lead role in their 2020 feature film The Eternals.
  • A first for the Disney channel, character comes out as gay on ‘Andi Mack’

    02/10/2019 5:56:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 2/09/19 | Talia Naquin
    **SNIP** When Cyrus’ grandmother dies he invites his friends to attend her shiva. Cyrus begins explaining all of the food that’s been brought before making his announcement. “I’m gay,” Cyrus tells Jonah Beck, played by Asher Angel. Jonah responds with a smile, “Yeah? OK, cool.” This is the first time a character has spoken the words “I’m gay” on the Disney Channel.
  • Bret Ellis Questions ‘Black Panther’ Best Picture Oscar Nomination: ‘Does It Really Deserve One?’

    02/01/2019 8:07:36 PM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 02/01/19 | Tim Molly
    Screenwriter, director and “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis wonders whether “Black Panther” deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Picture, and thinks Oscar voters are supporting it for the sake of diversity, not because it’s especially good. Ellis often speaks about the film industry in a way that doesn’t endear him to the Hollywood left. In 2012, he apologized to “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow for suggesting that she had only won Oscars because she was “a hot woman.” He has also expressed amusement at widespread Hollywood revulsion toward President Trump, though he has stressed that he is not a...