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  • Star Trek takes PC to new extremes, even for Hollywood

    01/17/2018 6:52:26 AM PST · by rktman · 102 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    Those of you (most of you) who haven't been watching the new Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery, are missing out on a entirely new level of political correctness. The show features a black female protagonist named Michael; her boyfriend, a Klingon disguised as a Muslim-Arab security officer; an obese female cadet who is a genius in all areas of science; and a gay couple, one of whom is black and possibly also hispanic. But that isn't enough for SJWs. They actually worry that the black gay character, who is also hispanic, is not visibly hispanic.
  • Comic Book Convention Bans Kevin Sorbo Over Friendship with Hannity

    01/16/2018 9:44:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    The founder of a popular New Jersey comic book convention reportedly banned famed actor Kevin Sorbo because of his friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” founder Cliff Galbraith wrote on Facebook. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. I just can’t do it.” Sorbo, is a popular figure at comic conventions – known for starring in “Hercules.” He is also a devout Christian. And he also happens to be a friend of Hannity. Hannity was the executive producer and financed “Let There Be Light,” a hugely successful faith-based film that starred Sorbo. “I’ve never even...
  • Still Friends? The trouble with old sitcoms (90's sitcom "Friends" was sexist and homophobic!)

    01/15/2018 4:30:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2018 | Emma Saunders
    Ahh, Friends. The US sitcom that took over the world. Millennials may look back fondly to the heady days of the ultimate 20-something Manhattan lifestyle enjoyed by our favourite flatmates - Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel and Phoebe. But nearly a quarter of a century - yikes! - since the show began, a new generation of fans are discovering the hit show for the first time on Netflix. And some of them are clearly finding it a bit uncomfortable. christina @cxorlando There is nothing I hate more than Ross in the male nanny episode of Friends. He is SO SEXIST...
  • Oprah for President — or for Queen?

    01/15/2018 11:00:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 15, 2018 | Jeff Jacoby
    OPRAH WINFREY'S SPEECH at the Golden Globes last Sunday set off a gusher of giddy speculation that the much-loved TV host could be a Democratic contender for president in 2020, and if the idea of electing to the White House a celebrity billionaire with no political experience or public-policy expertise might have seemed like crazy talk not all that long ago — well, after the 2016 election cycle, who would be so foolhardy as to rule out Oprah's chances?With the next election nearly three years away, it's hard to believe that any sensible American — a category that excludes...
  • Stuntman Joel Kramer Denies Eliza Dushku’s Sexual Molestation Accusations:‘These Are Absolute Lies’

    01/15/2018 3:32:37 AM PST · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    S F Gate ^ | January 14, 2018
    Hollywood stuntman Joel Kramer vigorously denied accusations leveled at him by actress Eliza Dushku Saturday, saying he “never sexual assaulted her” and that he was “shocked.” In lengthy Facebook post, the actress said she was filming “True Lies” when the then-36-year-old stuntman lured Dushku — who was 12 years old at the time — into his hotel room in Miami and molested her. She said that when he was “finished,” he suggested they “should be careful” not to tell anyone. Reached by phone Saturday morning, Kramer said he did not know of the post. But after TheWrap read it to...
  • Conan to film special in Haiti after Trump's 's---hole' insult

    01/15/2018 3:16:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    EW ^ | January 14, 2018
    Conan O’Brien was one of many Americans who were unhappy to read the reports that President Donald Trump called some foreign nations, including Haiti, “s—hole” countries — an insult that has been met with outrage and charges of racism. (Trump and Republican officials have disputed the exact comment, and today, Trump declared, “I am not a racist.”) But the host of Conan is not just doing a monologue about it, he’s hopping on a plane and letting cameras roll for an hourlong special. O’Brien will take his TBS late-night talk show on the road again, this time to Haiti, to...
  • Jamie Lee Curtis blames Trump for Hawaii false alarm [psychotic libtards]

    01/14/2018 1:13:33 PM PST · by Enchante · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2018 | John Bowden
    Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attacked President Trump on Saturday over a false alarm sent by Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency (EMA) that alerted residents to a supposedly incoming ballistic missile. In a tweet posted Saturday afternoon, Curtis attacked Trump on Twitter, writing "YOU DID THIS!" despite the fact that the EMA, which is run by the state of Hawaii, apologized for the incident Saturday afternoon and Trump was golfing at the time. "This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM....
  • Comic Convention Bans Christian Conservative Actor Kevin Sorbo For Friendship With Hannity

    01/14/2018 12:11:33 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/2018
    The lead promoter and founder of East Coast Comicon, Cliff Galbraith, bragged on social media about banning Christian conservative actor Kevin Sorbo from the upcoming geek convention in New Jersey because of the actor’s friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” organizer Galbraith wrote on Facebook over the weekend. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. Just can’t do it.” As with video games, YA literature, and tech, the comic book and nerd culture convention circuit has become progressively left-leaning over the past few years–and East Coast Comicon is no exception. Its founder, Cliff Galbraith, advertised...
  • Aziz Ansari Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

    01/14/2018 7:02:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | January 14, 2017 | Corey Hutchinson
    Actor/comedian Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual misconduct. The allegations leveled against the Master of None star are the latest in a string of claims that have been made against some of the biggest stars in Hollywood over the last several months. At last week’s Golden Globe awards, many of Hollywood’s stars wore black and sported “Time’s Up” pins in order to raise awareness and show support for victims while announcing to the world that the industry would no longer tolerate such behavior being swept under the rug. It seems that the Time’s Up movement accomplished all of those...
  • James Cameron addresses Eliza Dushku’s claim True Lies stunt coordinator molested her

    01/14/2018 1:53:17 AM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    James Cameron has addressed allegations made by Eliza Dushku that she was sexually molested by a stunt coordinator on the set of his film True Lies, praising the actress for her bravery in coming forward. “Eliza is very brave for speaking up,” Cameron told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Saturday, where he was promoting his AMC series Visionaries. “Had I known about it, there would’ve been no mercy.” On Saturday, the 37-year-old actress alleged in a Facebook post that one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators, Joel Kramer, molested her during the filming of the Cameron-directed...
  • Best and Worst Movies of 2017.

    01/13/2018 11:31:24 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 63 replies
    Michael Medved Show ^ | 12/29/17 | Michael Medved
    Best movies: 1. Wonder 2. Dunkirk 3. Darkest Hour 4. The Shape of Water 5. Lady Bird 6. The Big Sick 7. Disaster Artist 8. The LEGO Batman Movie 9. I, Tonya 10. Spiderman: Homecoming Worst movies: 1. Mother (R) 2. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13) 3. Suburbicon (R) 4. The Dark Tower (PG-13) 5. The Snowman (R) 6. Power Rangers (PG-13) 7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13) 8. Snatched (R) 9. Transformers: The Last Knight (PG-13) 10. Downsizing (R)
  • Mark Wahlberg and Agency Give $2M to Time's Up Fund After Pay Discrepancy Outcry (Michelle Williams)

    01/13/2018 1:39:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 13, 2018 | Kim Masters, Gregg Kilday
    Wahlberg and WME are making the donation in the name of Michelle Williams, the co-star paid 1 percent of what Wahlberg was on 'All the Money in the World' reshoots. Bowing to an outcry over the wage disparity on the reshoots of All the Money in the World, Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor have agreed to donate $2 million to the Time's Up fund to combat harassment and pay inequities in Hollywood. "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation," Wahlberg said in...
  • The Speech Oprah Should’ve Given

    01/13/2018 10:24:50 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 20 replies ^ | 1/13/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    It is an honor to be here tonight as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. As surely almost everyone here well knows, DeMille’s last—and his most successful—film was The Ten Commandments. This 1956 epic is a motion picture classic and one of the most popular films of all time. In the “opening card,” the words of DeMille himself read, “Our modern world defined God as a 'religious complex' and laughed at the Ten Commandments as OLD FASHIONED. Then, through the laughter, came the shattering thunder of the World War. And now a blood drenched, bitter world – no...
  • Roseanne Barr’s TV Character Is a Trump Supporter

    01/12/2018 2:21:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9, 2018
    Roseanne Barr said her character’s support for President Donald Trump in the revived sitcom “Roseanne” is a reflection of her own views and also true to the show’s roots. The sitcom brings the Conner family and the life of the country up to date when it debuts March 27 on ABC. “I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class people. And in fact it was working class people who elected Trump,” Barr said Monday.
  • When Hollywood Confronts Its Shady Past

    01/12/2018 7:20:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 12, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    Whoa. Stop the music. When Ethel Merman belted out "There's no business like show business" as Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun," a little girl could have been forgiven for believing it. On Broadway in 1946, the stars of showbiz, like the stars across the Milky Way, were protected by myths of glamour and mystery, and the studios could keep the bad stuff out of the newspapers. Naughty deeds went undiscovered and unlamented. "Annie Get Your Gun" posed other myths for women to live by. Annie took on her rival, a macho cowboy, and she let him know that...
  • Why We've Let Actors Become Our Moral Guides

    01/11/2018 9:22:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 25 replies ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    There's a great scene in the wonderful 1982 movie "My Favorite Year," which is set in 1954. Peter O'Toole plays a semi-washed-up actor named Alan Swann, famous for swashbuckling roles. For reasons too complicated to explain here, Swann tries to shimmy down the side of a building using a fire hose. He ends up dangling just below a cocktail party on a balcony. Two stockbrokers are chatting when one of them notices Swann swinging below them. "I think Alan Swann is beneath us!" he exclaims. The second stockbroker replies: "Of course he's beneath us. He's an actor." It may be...
  • Hollywood to Introduce Award Show Honoring Award Shows (Parody)

    01/11/2018 7:09:33 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Vanity | January 11, 2018 | EdnaMode
    The never-ending awards season is about to get even longer. Debuting in December 2018, The "Awardies," the first-ever award show honoring award shows, will honor the best from all award shows including film, television, theater, and music awards. Categories for the "Awardies" will include best award show, host, presenter, speech, reaction by a winner, reaction by a loser, musical performance, best outfit, red carpet interview, and best reaction shot by an audience member. Reaction to the news about the Awardies has been mostly negative so far. "Ugh. How many award shows do these out-of-touch, bubble-dwelling elitists need?" wrote a prominent...
  • Five women accuse actor James Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior

    01/11/2018 6:16:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    LA TImes ^ | January 11, 2018 | Daniel Miller and Amy Kaufman
    It should have been a pure moment of triumph for James Franco. He collected one of Hollywood’s top prizes at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, validating an untraditional career in which he’s been a bankable leading man, Ivy League academic and eccentric auteur. But as he stood on the ballroom stage, some were paying more attention to the Time’s Up pin on his lapel than the gold statue he picked up for his turn in “The Disaster Artist.”
  • Marvel’s Standalone ‘Black Widow’ Movie Gains Momentum With Jac Schaeffer Writing

    01/10/2018 5:51:02 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | January 10, 2018 | Justin Kroll
    Marvel is finally pushing ahead with the highly anticipated “Black Widow” standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, with Jac Schaeffer penning the script. Sources say this is still very early development, as the film has no greenlight, but naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone pic. Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer, and Marvel execs met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a “Black Widow” writer. Schaeffer is an up and coming scribe who broke out with her Black List script “The Shower,” a comedy...
  • Golden Globes

    01/10/2018 2:20:22 PM PST · by TomFarnan · 13 replies
    The Observer ^ | January 10, 2018 | Thomas Farnan
    The evidence of a stunted artistic class is all around us. Late night comedians have stopped performing comedy, which requires honest surrender to the creative tension between perception and reality. It is all the snark of the court jester, seeking to please the ruling class. The Golden Globes was another example. The top news story of 2017 was that beneath the veneer of glamor that Hollywood projects was a disordered world where success and failure depended on the willingness of the artists to not question the powerful. Their response was to gather as a crowd in drab uniform, like the...