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  • Michelle Williams To Star In Underground Abortion Network Drama ‘This Is Jane’ For Amazon Studios

    05/22/2018 6:36:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 22, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr
    Michelle Williams has been set by Amazon Studios to star in and produce This Is Jane, the true story of a Chicago woman who founded and ran the underground abortion service Jane. Kimberly Peirce is directing, and John Lesher, Williams and Peter Heller are producing. The drama is based on Laura Kaplan’s nonfiction book The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. Jane was run by a group of women who taught themselves how to perform abortions in the years before Roe v. Wade. From 1968-73, they helped more than 11,000 women by providing safe – albeit illegal...
  • Show Dogs, Don't Let Your Children Be Groomed, Use This to Teach Them

    05/22/2018 7:42:20 AM PDT · by walford · 20 replies
    Macaroni Kid ^ | May 20, 2018 | Terina Maldonado
    <>I have to say I am completely overwhelmed by the attention and support my review has received. I'm so humbled and thankful to know there are so many people who care about our children! We took the family to see the new movie, Show Dogs, last week at an advance screening.  The premise is great for a kids movie.  Max is a talking police dog (voiced by Ludacris) who is paired up with a human partner, Frank (Will Arnett) to infiltrate a prestigious dog show and rescue a kidnapped baby panda.  Being a tough dog from New York, Max...
  • 'Supergirl' Casting a Transgender Character for Season Four

    05/22/2018 6:45:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 75 replies
    Comic Book ^ | May 22, 2018 | RUSS BURLINGAME
    The CW's Supergirl is casting a transgender character who will play a significant role in the DC Comics-based show's upcoming fourth season, ComicBook.com has learned from multiple sources. This news originates in a casting notice for a character called “Nia Nal,” described as a transgender woman in her early 20s. The character is being cast with open ethnicity, meaning that they do not have a specific ethnic background in mind. She may be positioned to take over the newsroom, as she comes in with a strong journalism background a la Snapper Carr and is described as a “young Cat Grant...
  • Is anyone really desperate to see Solo: A Star Wars Story?

    05/22/2018 6:01:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 22, 2018 | Tom Beasley
    This week marks the release of a new Star Wars movie, focusing on arguably the most loved character in the history of the franchise – swashbuckling cosmic bad-boy Han Solo. Everything about Solo: A Star Wars Story suggests it should be steaming into cinemas on the back of a roaring hype train, but that’s not so. Compared with the rabid fan anticipation that preceded The Force Awakens in 2015 and last year’s divisive The Last Jedi, the publicity build-up to Solo is muted, like Chewbacca with a sore throat.
  • Jodie Foster Says America Has a "Problem" With Female Directors

    05/21/2018 7:31:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 77 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 21, 2018 | Lou Vanhecke
    Hotel Artemis star Jodie Foster explained that she loves to act but will continue directing as well at Saturday's premiere of the new action film at the Regency Bruin Theater in Los Angeles. “I said it and I’ll keep saying it — I want to direct,” Foster explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “And I will direct more than I acted.” The actress/filmmaker was not shy to share her thoughts about the rise of female directors, as that faction of the film industry has been the “last area” that needs to see a change. She also made a point to mention...
  • Guns On The Playbill? Every Major Studio Has Them This Season

    05/20/2018 6:21:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2018 | Michael Ciepli
    Down at the beach, every other trash can is wrapped in what suddenly seems an unnerving image, given the recent school shootings, including last week’s in Texas. There’s baby-faced Alden Ehrenreich, as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story from Lucsfilm and Disney, aiming squarely at the viewer with an outsized handgun (and it is exactly that, whatever fantasy blast it is presumed to emit in the latest installment of the sci-fi epic). Just below, a smiling Emilia Clark, as Qi’ra, clutches a double-barreled pistol. They are flanked by Joonas Suotamo, Chewbacca, who totes the space equivalent of an...
  • Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

    05/20/2018 12:35:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103. Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes. With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen.
  • Kimmel slams Trump and Pence for supporting Second Amendment after Texas school shooting

    05/20/2018 11:18:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 61 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/19/17 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    ABC talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel called for Americans to vote out politicians who don’t take action on gun laws after the deadly mass shooting at a Texas school on Friday. “President Trump said that he is with the people of Santa Fe in this tragic moment and that he will be with them forever, except when it’s time to do something and then he will not be with them,” Kimmel said on his show Friday. “Neither will any of the congresspeople or governors that won’t ever do anything because they fear it will hurt them politically,” he continued. The late-night...
  • The Deep State Is Real, And Much Bigger Than You Know

    05/20/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    I used to be a doubter who would cringe, just a little, at any mention of “the deep state.” I admit it, it all seemed a little far-fetched to me that there was this cabal of careerists conspiring from within the government to harm President Donald Trump when I first heard it. I never doubted there were individuals doing it, but a wide net of conspirators seemed like something out of a bad movie more than anything that could actually happen in the United States. I was wrong, very wrong, the deep state is real. But there is much more...
  • Magnum PI Reboot - Magnum is HISPANIC, Higgins is a mouthy WOMAN

    05/19/2018 2:47:55 PM PDT · by gaijin · 130 replies
    YouTube clip ^ | May 19th, 2018 | me
    The new Magnum being a minority..? I sorta expected that. But then Higgins turned out a sassy, hot blonde British female. And then "Higgins" started roundhouse kicking KGB contractors in the jaw, knocking them out. And giving "Magnum" a whole lot of lip. And that's when I got very scared and angry.
  • ‘Your Prayers Don’t Work’; Hollywood Uses Shooting to Push Gun Control

    05/19/2018 8:56:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusteres.org ^ | 5/18/2018 | Corinne Weaver
    Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured. Actors and actresses attacked everything they could get their hands on with blind, misdirected rage and virtuous grandstanding. It was like a wake of ghoulish vultures, screeching “YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK.” As politicians and others offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, eager entertainers pounced...
  • We Tried It: The $650 '(baby foreskin) Facial' That Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Swear By

    05/19/2018 9:54:31 AM PDT · by MNDude · 89 replies
    What It Is: The “Hollywood EGF Facial”, otherwise known as the “Penis Facial” thanks to stars like Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, who both swear by it for radiant, glowy skin Who Tried It: Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor Why We Tried It: Let me ask you this: Would you pass up the chance to have skin that looks as smooth as Blanchett or Bullock’s? (We didn’t think so.) Level of Difficulty: 2, if you factor in very mild pain and upkeep It all started back in March, when Blanchett opened up about her skincare secret: a special facial at...
  • Kimmel Condemns 'Cowardly' Trump, Congress In the Wake of Santa Fe School Shooting (tr)

    05/19/2018 7:42:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    TV Line ^ | May 19, 2018 | Ryan Schwartz
    Jimmy Kimmel on Friday opened his ABC show by addressing the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, which left 10 dead and 10 others wounded. But unlike his previous monologues that addressed the Las Vegas and Parkland massacres, the late-night host eschewed sadness for anger as he berated the “cowardly” politicans who continue to sit idly by and do nothing. “Before we get to our guests and jokes tonight, I want to take a moment because, as you know, we had another school shooting today,” Kimmel began. “And once again, most of our leaders are sending their thoughts and...
  • The 'Murphy Brown' reboot to be the anti-'Roseanne,' full of liberal laughs

    05/18/2018 1:52:42 PM PDT · by ethom · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 17, 2018 | Ken Tucker
    I don’t know whether the Murphy Brown reboot planned for fall will be funny, but I do know it’s going to be political. At Tuesday’s CBS “upfront” — the annual unveiling of new fall shows for the networks to sell to advertisers — Candice Bergen was on hand to introduce a peek at the first new season of Murphy Brown since the show went off the air in 1998 after 10 seasons. Bergen, looking impish and energetic at age 72, said that “we wanted to stay really topical, so we didn’t shoot a pilot because if we did we’d already...
  • Jennifer Aniston, Tig Notaro First Same Sex White House Couple In Netflix Film Comedy ‘First Ladies’

    05/18/2018 11:08:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 122 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 18, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr
    Netflix has set Jennifer Aniston to play the U.S. president, and Tig Notaro her first lady in First Ladies, a political comedy being written by Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, based on their original pitch. This one’s not your usual White House comedy. First Ladies is a political comedy about America’s first female President and her wife, The First Lady. When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman. Pic’s produced by Notaro, Allynne, Aniston, and Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Betsy Koch for Gloria Sanchez Productions....
  • “Handmaid’s Tale” Tries to Make It Look Like Pro-Life Christians Support Child Brides

    05/17/2018 5:47:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 17, 2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is obviously more pro-left-wing-feminism than pro-Christianity. In fact, the series disparages Christianity any chance it can get. The latest episode provides another example with the fascist Christian society America will supposedly turn into, called Gilead, somehow justifying child brides. The May 16 episode “Seeds” features a ceremony known as “Pray-vaganza,” which is a term so ridiculous even the characters mock it. At this ceremony, the city is to honor the police force known as the Guardians, in particular Nick Blaine (Max Minghella), who has a secret relationship with Offred/June (Elizabeth Moss), Commander Fred's (Joseph Fiennes) handmaid....
  • 'Solo' Writer Says Lando Is Pansexual

    05/17/2018 11:37:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 95 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 17, 2018 | Ryan Parker
    Lando Calrissian is pansexual, Solo: A Star Wars Story screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan revealed. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Kasdan and his father, Lawrence Kasdan, who penned the script with him, discussed the character having an open mind with what he likes in the most recent Star Wars film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando. Asked about Lando’s possible sexual fluidity ("Is he pansexual?", i.e. not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity), the younger Kasdan replied “I would say yes. There’s a fluidity to Donald...
  • Roseanne Rebuffs ABC Bosses and Promises a ‘Braver,’ More Politically ‘Timely’ Show than Ever

    05/17/2018 8:34:01 AM PDT · by ethom · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19 2018 | Ben Kew
    Actress Roseanne Barr rebuffed her bosses at ABC Entertainment on Tuesday during the fall upfront presentations, promising that the next season of her hit sitcom Roseanne will be “even braver” and politically ‘timely’ than the last. “Don’t worry, #Roseanne show fans-next season will be even braver/funnier/timely than this season, despite what anyone mistakenly says.” Barr’s comments come after ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey claimed the show’s next season would be “less political.” “I think that they’re going to stay on the path that they were on towards the end of last season, which is away from politics and towards family,”...
  • Celebrities Freak After Trump Calls MS-13 Gangsters ‘Animals’: ‘Dehumanizing Bigot Monster’

    05/17/2018 7:38:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2018 | Ben Kew
    Several Hollywood celebrities freaked out over comments made by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, in which he referred to members of the MS-13 criminal gang as “animals.” During a roundtable discussion of California’s sanctuary state laws, Trump described members of MS-13 as “animals,” adding that immigration authorities were now “taking them out of the country at a level and rate that’s never happened before.” It is not the first time that Trump has used the phrase to describe the bloodthirsty organization, who have been classified by the FBI as the most violent and organized criminal network in the United States.
  • Curtain Falls For Good on NBC's Extremely Liberal High School Drama 'Rise'

    05/17/2018 2:18:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    https://www.newsbusters.org ^ | May 16, 2018 | Dawn Slusher
    “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” This famous quote attributed to Dr. Seuss applies to many things in life, but NBC’s high school drama Rise is not one of them. If anything, we should cry because it happened, and smile now that it is finally over. Unlike the show’s title Rise, every episode in this debut season continued to sink to new lows, so we can also smile over the news that the curtain has been lowered for good on the series. The show takes place at Stanton High School, where theater teacher Mr. Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor),...