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  • Petition Asks Disney To Include Kids With Down Syndrome In Animated Films

    11/26/2014 2:06:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 26, 2014 11:22 AM
    BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Activists are calling on Disney executives to represent children with Down syndrome and other disabilities in its animated films. More than 75,000 people have signed a San Francisco family’s petition asking Disney to help fight stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities by representing them in their films. Keston Ott-Dahl hand-delivered a copy of the the Care2 petition to Disney headquarters in Burbank Wednesday, along with her partner Andrea, their 6-year-old daughter Jules, and their 15-month-old daughter Delaney, who has Down syndrome. The petition calls upon to the studio to add characters more like Delaney to future...
  • Annie remake: casting of black lead provokes negative Twitter posts

    11/23/2014 12:40:10 PM PST · by BBell · 98 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | Sunday 9 March 2014
    Name: Annie. Age: 11. Appearance: Headstrong, smartass, black. Hold on a minute. Annie's not black. She's a little blonde Swiss girl who lives in the mountains. That's Heidi, you idiot. Annie's the little red-headed girl who looks like Sideshow Bob. But this new version of Annie doesn't look anything like Sideshow Bob. That's because in this remake she is being played by Oscar-nominated actor Quvenzhané Wallis.
  • Two More Women are Accusing Bill Cosby of Assault

    11/22/2014 3:33:37 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    The Daily Mail | November 22, 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    Now two more women are coming out, accusing him, making it now up to seventeen women who have come out against him. 1) "Former comedy club manager claims Cosby gave her a Quaalude... and hours later woke up naked in his friend's bed" Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2845640/He-said-little-strong-Former-comedy-club-manager-claims-Cosby-gave-sedative-Quaalude-complained-migraine-hours-later-woke-naked-friend-s-bed.html#ixzz3JqLtCwem Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook 2) "Grandmother is latest to accuse Cosby: Former talent agent says the comedian 'drugged and attacked her during a party at his home while his wife was out of town'" Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2845566/New-Hampshire-grandmother-latest-woman-accuse-Bill-Cosby-drugging-assaulting-inviting-party-comedian-s-wife-town.html#ixzz3JqM4vklY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • In Defense of Russell Brand (Sort Of)

    11/22/2014 7:13:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    <p>British vaudeville comedian Russell Brand needs better staff. He’s touring the U.S. promoting his book “Revolution” while impishly equating Che Guevara with Jesus Christ and Gandhi. The look on Brand’s face as he looked around the stage and crowd while detonating these devilish observations on Jimmy Fallon was pitiful—in the most genuine sense of the word. Brand deserves pity for imagining this was a bomb-throwingly clever way to shake-up the U.S. “establishment.”</p>
  • Netflix pulls Cosby special as rape allegations mount against comedian; NBC Cancels Sitcom

    11/19/2014 11:57:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    He’s been a cultural icon for decades, but a number of women have spent nearly that long accusing Bill Cosby of being something entirely more sinister. Although allegations against Cosby of sexual assault have been public for decades, a confluence of accusers coming forward has pushed the story to the top of the news — and into boardrooms as well. Netflix announced that it would postpone the launch of a comedy special involving Cosby, presumably in response to the allegations, although Netflix refused to elaborate: Netflix won’t air a new Bill Cosby special after three women slammed the comedian...
  • Hall Of Heroes': Michigan School Replaces Mural With Paintings Of Oprah, Obama..

    11/18/2014 7:29:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Inquisitr.com ^ | Nov 14, 2014
    Hall Of Heroes': Michigan School Replaces Mural With Paintings Of Oprah, Obama, And Other Celebrities Michigan parents are infuriated that the “Hall of Heroes” mural depicting historical figures at South Arbor Charter Academy has been replaced with paintings of Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and other celebrities. South Arbor Charter Academy in Ypsilanti, Michigan, removed the likes of Albert Einstein, Betsy Ross, Gandhi, astronauts, Mother Teresa, and other accomplished historical figures and replaced their images with those of Oprah, Obama, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and J.K. Rowling. “This is no longer a hall of heroes. Now we have a hall of...
  • ENOUGH ALREADY: Deport Kardashians to Armenia

    11/15/2014 4:19:38 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Today I'm reading the Saturday New York Post, and there's still a front-page story on KK's booty exposure -days after the repellant publicity stunt- THEN the next 'big' story is what her sister thinks of what she did: 'If you've got it, flaunt it', says Kourtney... Yes, it's difficult for even the most fervent First Amendment advocate not to feel the need to deport the all the Kardashians and scrape American media clean of any reference to 'news' regarding these people, which was never anything more than chewing gum for the mind anyway... the flavor is gone in 30 seconds, then on to...
  • Sixty-Eighth Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

    11/12/2014 10:59:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Is the movie 'Song of the South' racist...of course not!...Have a Zippy Doo Dah Day! Is censorship of Hollywood motion pictures a thing of the past, or… Is it still alive and well in the movie industry today against movies that are not politically correct? There are many who find some ‘R’ rated Hollywood movies of today equally offensive but I don’t think Hollywood is listening. Why would an old wonderful family motion picture offend anyone starring an African-American man whose stories fascinate both Black and White children? Some call Walt Disney’s 1946 family classic ‘Song of the South’ racist....
  • Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014

    11/12/2014 10:21:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 10:02 AM PST 1/30/2014 | by THR Staff
    THR pays tribute to Hollywood figures who died this year. Slideshow at link. We lost a lot of old-time stars this year, and some I hadn't heard about...................
  • North Korea executes members of Workers' Party for watching South Korean soap operas

    11/08/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 60 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Julian Ryall
    Allies of Kim Jong-un's ousted uncle among the victims of firing squads, some for watching South Korean television As many as 50 senior members of the North Korean government and military have been publicly executed so far this year, according to South Korea's intelligence agency. The victims of the purges - which the National Intelligence Service believes are continuing - include 10 members of the ruling Workers' Party who were executed by firing squad for watching South Korean soap operas, bribery or womanising.
  • Contributions from Celebrities to Obama, Barack (D)

    11/08/2014 8:43:01 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 35 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | 2013 | Staff
    Contributions from Celebrities to Obama, Barack (D) [Return to summary] Contributor Description Total Kauffman, Marta Producer $7,500 Landau, Jon Producer/Manager $7,500 Forman, Milos Director $5,800 Crowe, Cameron Director/Writer $5,750 Haysbert, Dennis Actor $5,500 Hathaway, Anne Actor $5,000 Henley, Donald H Singer/Songwriter $5,000 Howard, Cheryl Actor/Celebrity Spouse $5,000 Howard, Ronald Director/Actor/Producer $5,000 Jones, Quincy Record Producer $5,000 Kanal, Tony Member of 'No Doubt' $5,000 Johansson, Scarlett Actor $5,000 Johnson, Don Actor $5,000 Johnson, Earvin "Magic" Former NBA Player $5,000 Ferrell, Will Actor $5,000 Gregory, Tom Producer/Writer $5,000 Grenier, Adrian Actor $5,000 Griffith, Melanie Actor $5,000 Hall, Deidre Actor $5,000 Handler, Daniel...
  • Michigan Senate Votes to Continue Michael Moore Film Subsidy Program

    11/03/2014 1:57:00 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Michigan Senate passed a bill yesterday that gets rid of the sunset provision for the state’s film incentive program, meaning the subsidies are set to continue beyond 2017. Senate Bill 1103 also removes a clause that previously capped the amount taxpayers would spend on highly paid out-of-state workers (such as actors, directors and producers), which is currently set at $540,000. Mackinac Center experts have railed against the subsidy program because it has cost nearly half a billion dollars, but resulted in no new jobs, takes money away from other projects that better serve the public and is widely recognized...
  • Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies

    11/03/2014 9:53:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 71 replies
    wsj ^ | 10/2014 | Frank Jardim
    Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies starring Brad Pitt, no I'm not a fan of his, but did enjoyed the movie. The authenticity of the tanks was the real thing, Sherman's and the German Tiger I. Pitt's character is a bit reminiscent of the role he played as a soldier in Inglorious Basterds, which also took place during WWII. He takes his five-man crew behind enemy lines, where they are outnumbered and outgunned. FURY is the first war film to feature a real life German Tiger I tank which actually came out of a museum collection. Tigers were the...
  • Marcia Strassman Dead: Starred In ‘Welcome Back Kotter’

    10/26/2014 3:56:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 103 replies
    http://deadline.com ^ | october 26, 2014 | david bloom
    Actress Marcia Strassman has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with breast cancer, according to online posts by two long-time friends, singer/actress Cher and director Bob Weide. Though she acted in a wide range of TV shows and feature films, she was best known for her roles in the TV show Welcome Back Kotter and the comedy feature Honey I Shrunk the Kids and its sequel, Honey I Blew Up the Kids. 
  • Glen Campbell: "I'll Be Me" Film Review

    10/25/2014 9:54:10 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10-23-14 | Frank Scheck
    James Keach's documentary chronicles the singer's final tour even as he was fighting the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's disease Legendary singer Glen Campbell's valiant struggle with Alzheimer's disease is heartbreakingly chronicled in James Keach's documentary which serves to not only put a very human face on this horrific condition but also as a triumphant valedictory of Campbell's poignant farewell tour. As one commentator in Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me points out, the singer's legacy will include not only his formidable musical achievements but also his bravery in soldiering on and bringing attention to the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's. The film...
  • 'Goodfellas' Actor Claims 'Simpsons' Stole His Likeness in Lawsuit

    10/22/2014 3:01:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    nbc news ^ | 10-22-2014 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ
    Twenty-three years after "The Simpsons" introduced the Springfield Mafia, actor Frank Sivero has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox Television Studios for basing one of the three animated "wiseguys" on his "Goodfellas" character Frankie Carbone. Silvero claims in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that in 1989 he lived in a Sherman Oaks apartment next door to "The Simpsons" writers and that "Simpsons" producer James L. Brooks was “highly aware of who Sivero was, the fact that he created the role of Frankie Carbone, and that 'The Simpsons' character Louie would be based on this...
  • Jennifer Garner decries sexism in Hollywood,

    10/22/2014 3:40:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    Jennifer Garner delivered a fiery speech about sexism in Hollywood in which she noted how she and husband Ben Affleck are treated differently by the media. While being honored at Elle's 21st annual Women in Hollywood event Monday night, the "Daredevil" actress lamented the need for having an event dedicated to celebrating female actresses.
  • 'Don't give me that bull****! This is not what I signed up for': Rosie O'Donnell hits the roof

    10/21/2014 10:57:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2014 | Topper Toussaint
    Rosie O'Donnell has gone ballistic...again. This time it's because producers of The View, backed by Whoopi Goldberg, want to draw in a younger audience and to that end add flash sales to the mix and finally fill the fifth seat - with a much younger host, a show insider tells MailOnline. The View is desperately trying to find younger viewers. Hosted by Whoopi, 58, Rosie, 52, Nicolle Wallace, 42, and Rosie Perez, 50, the show is drawing in a much older AARP-friendly audience. ABC executives are intent on making changes in an effort to attract viewers in the 18-to-34 demographic,...
  • Hillary Clinton Fund Raiser Raises 2.1M at Jeffrey Katzenberg Co-Hosted Hollywood Fundraiser

    10/21/2014 4:56:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 20 October 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Hillary Clinton tonight told a room full of Hollywood heavyweights that the midterm elections are very important to make sure the Democrats retain the Senate so they can move forward on “important issues like immigration reform.” What she also told the 60 or so guests in attendance is, to use some of the introductory remarks by co-chair Jeffrey Katzenberg, is “the amazing drawing power” of the former Secretary of State. A fact not lost on anyone as tonight’s event raised $2.1 million for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a fundraising record. SNIP...The DreamWorks Animation boss and his wife Marilyn were joined...
  • Robert Downey Jr. reportedly playing Iron Man in 'Captain America 3

    10/18/2014 3:33:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The Verge ^ | 14 Oct 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Film will introduce 'Civil War' plot line It looks like Robert Downey Jr. will be putting the Iron Man suit back on again for some big roles in the Marvel universe. According to Variety, Downey is close to signing on to play Iron Man in Captain America 3, taking up a significant role in the film that will help it introduce a new phase of Marvel movies.The film will reportedly find Iron Man and Captain America feuding over a law called the Superhero Registration Act, which requires heroes to register with the US government to do its bidding. Iron Man is...
  • 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...
  • How the Famous Sell Their Soul to Satan

    10/17/2014 4:17:20 PM PDT · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    FBI Director James Comey gave a strong speech today (Oct. 16) explaining why law enforcement should have access to data on encrypted smartphones. But he failed to cite any examples in which such law-enforcement access could have made the difference between life and death.... The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994 mandates that telecommunications companies must give police the ability to listen in on telephone conversations. CALEA covers landlines and cellular carriers, and was expanded in 2004 to cover Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and broadband Internet service providers. For the past few years, the FBI...
  • CBS Drives Away 'Anti-Gay' Catholics

    10/17/2014 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    While the cultural commissars keep throwing praise and awards at raunchy shows on trendy Internet streaming channels, CBS has a series of highly-rated traditional police or military shows that get no attention or respect. "NCIS" keeps spinning off shows -- this year in New Orleans -- and "Blue Bloods" is a consistent Top 20 performer despite airing on Friday night. You won't see its star Tom Selleck at Emmy awards time. "Blue Bloods" deals with an Irish-Catholic family of cops, headed by New York police commissioner Frank Reagan, played by Selleck. Some Catholics became fans of the show as a...
  • Michael Moore Ties Ebola to Republicans, Wall Street, and the NRA

    10/16/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 16, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    Filmmaker Michael Moore took to Twitter early Thursday morning to slam conservatives for what he believes is their role in exacerbating the Ebola outbreak. In a series of tweets, Moore took to blaming everyone from the NRA to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, congressional Republicans, to Wall Street bankers. Many have used Ebola to advance their respective political agendas, and Democrats have latched onto a claim by the head of the National Institute of Health that budget cuts to medical research have prevented the NIH from developing a vaccine for the deadly virus. On the other side, several have suggested the...
  • Waiters No More: Unemployed Actors Now Drive Ubers

    10/16/2014 12:20:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 10, 2014 | Natalie Jarvey
    Been pitched while in the backseat of a car service? That may be because 60 percent of Lyft drivers also had jobs (or aspirations for one) in the entertainment industry.Before passengers exit from the back of Jerry terHorst's Honda Civic, he makes sure to hand them his card. "Future Famous Actor," it says in block letters. Then, if he gets the chance before they make it to the curb, he tells them about the web series he's working on with his roommate. "I don't want to be that L.A. guy who's like, 'Oh, my web series ...' " he says....
  • Ebola is Much Less Scary Than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    10/15/2014 5:23:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is going on in parts of West Africa right now. The 2011 hit about a runaway virus that kills millions has probably come to mind to more than a few people of late as we watch governments struggle to contain Ebola and reassure the public. So far, real life is much less scary....
  • Kristen Stewart Trashes the Military, Defends 9/11 Terrorists in 'Camp X-Ray' Interview

    10/14/2014 4:51:18 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 11 Oct 14 | Kelli Serio
    During an interview with The Daily Beast, actress Kristen Stewart indicated that terrorists at Guantanamo Bay are misunderstood and that joining the United States Armed Forces is the job of a simpleton. Camp X-Ray is Stewart's newest film that illustrates the life of a "simple" female soldier who receives orders as a prison guard to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Surrounded by jihadists, she bears witness to the apparent cruelty in which they live and befriends a suspected terrorist. She then questions her role in the U.S. military.
  • Self-Awareness Deficit: Lena Dunham Posts Photo of Baby 'Voting for Wendy Davis'

    10/13/2014 6:52:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 13, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Although Wendy Davis is known at the moment for attacking her gubernatorial opponent Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott because he's in a wheel chair, she became nationally infamous over her support for late-term abortion. Throughout the past year of watching her campaign we've learned Davis isn't alone in her lack of class. In fact, her supporters share just as much of a deficiency in self-awareness as Davis herself. Over the weekend actress and writer Lena Dunham, who starred in President Obama's "my first time" video for the 2012 election, posted a photo of herself with a baby saying, "This is...
  • [Twitter comment] Liberals Are Livid at This Actor for Cracking This Joke About Obama and Ebola

    10/12/2014 10:15:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Another actor has made a comment about President Barack Obama that doesn’t accord with the liberal Hollywood elitist viewpoint. So, of course, he’s taking flack for it from leftists whose only idea of free speech is speech that agrees with their preconceptions and agenda. Steve Howey of “Shameless” (or you may remember him from “Reba”) tweeted a comment that amused some and made others “livid.” The tweet, and a handful of responses to it, is below, courtesy of YoungCons and The Blaze.
  • How A 1977 Box-Office Bomb Became A Cult Classic 35 Years Later

    10/12/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 6, 2014 | Brett Arnold
    Director William Friedkin couldn't have been on more of a hot streak: "The French Connection," released in 1971, won five Oscars, and "The Exorcist," released in 1973, won two Oscars. In 1977, he released a movie he would later call the best of his career: "Sorcerer." But "Sorcerer" was a bomb, grossing only $6 million worldwide — short of its $21 million budget — and receiving tepid initial reviews. The existential thriller follows four criminals from around the globe as they accept a lucrative but deadly contract to transport gallons of explosive nitroglycerin across a South American jungle. The film...
  • Obama visit sparks a Paltrow neighborhood feud

    10/11/2014 2:25:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-11-14 | Michael S. Schmidt
    As gossip websites buzzed about Gwyneth Paltrow and President Obama — her “you’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly” is already being mocked unmercifully — her Los Angeles neighbors lashed out Friday that the Paltrow-hosted presidential fund-raiser had come at their expense. Traffic stood still, children were stranded at school, residents could not leave their own driveways. That’s not the way life is supposed to be lived in Mandeville Canyon. In a post on the Nextdoor Mandeville Canyon website, a private social network for area residents, Bret Lewis said that the neighborhood did not need people like Ms. Paltrow...
  • APOLOGISTS FOR MUSLIM VIOLENCE

    10/10/2014 2:17:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Catholic League ^ | October 9, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on apologists for Muslim violence:In the wake of an enfeebled attempt by Ben Affleck, Rosie O’Donnell, and Whoopi Goldberg—all Catholic bashers—rising to the defense of Muslims accused of barbarism, we now have the spectacle of Nicholas Kristof, a relentless Catholic critic, saying in the New York Times that Muslims had nothing to do with any bloodbaths in the 20th century.During and after World War I, Muslims murdered 1.5 million Christian Armenians out of a total population of 2 million. In 1971, 2.5 million Hindus were murdered by Muslims in E. Pakistan. Don’t these 4 million innocent men,...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: 'Would Be Wonderful' to Give Obama 'All the Power He Needs'

    10/10/2014 2:15:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    CNS News / The Associated Press ^ | October 9, 2014 | Darlene Superville
    Gwyneth Paltrow has won numerous awards for her acting, but speaking apparently came with some difficulty Thursday with President Barack Obama standing beside her. "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly," the actress, singer and food writer gushed after introducing Obama to several hundred supporters seated on white fold-out chairs in the lush backyard of her home in the movie star haven of Brentwood, a neighborhood in Los Angeles....
  • Che Guevara: 'A cold killing machine motivated by hate'

    12/20/2008 8:35:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,951+ views
    thesun.co.uk ^ | December 20, 2008 | GRANT ROLLINGS
    THERE is no guerilla fighter in the world as famous as Che Guevara. The revolutionary’s face adorns the T-shirts of wannabe radicals everywhere and 41 years after his death he is still idolised by the Left. Now Ernesto Guevara, to give him his real name, is getting the big Hollywood movie treatment. Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro plays the Argentinian revolutionary in two films directed by Steven Soderbergh, the man behind Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen. But while Soderbergh’s films — Che: Part 1 and Che: Part 2 — largely follow the predictable path of lauding him as...
  • ‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Right’s Real Morality Tale (

    10/09/2014 5:31:58 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/8/14 | Amanda Marcotte
    A mere month after releasing the security video footage showing Ray Rice committing a horrific act of domestic violence, TMZ has outed another celebrity who would rather keep his abusive behavior secret. The tabloid website released the purported audio of Stephen Collins, a long-time actor most famous for his role as the pastor-dad on the WB show 7th Heaven, confessing to his wife during therapy his repeated sexual abuse of underage girls. The NYPD is investigating and at least one woman, the daughter of his first wife, is coming forward with accusations. - snip - While it’s always alarming to...
  • President Obama Wreaks Vehicular Havoc Today En Route To Gwyneth Paltrow Fundraiser Dinner

    10/09/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 10/09/14 | Lisa de Moraes
    Los Angelenos will have lots of time on the roads this afternoon to contemplate the midterm elections when President Obama flies in for one of those “Hollywood fundraisers” news outlets love to sniff at — especially this one, at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth’s Brentwood neighborhood was festooned with Obama Drone non-fan posters in anticipation of the president’s visit — tickets to which raised $1K to $32K per head for the Democratic National Committee, depending on whether the ticket holder wanted to actually get dinner as well as a photo with Obama. Press already is reporting that Obama plans...
  • Maher vs. Affleck on Islam: Maher Should Apologize to Christians and Jews

    10/09/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Actor Ben Affleck, star of the hit film "Gone Girl," recently appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show along with Sam Harris, author of the book "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion." Maher and Harris accused Affleck of ignoring the extent of intolerance within Islam. Maher said: "Liberals need to stand up for liberal principles ... like freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities -- including homosexuals. These are liberal principles that liberals applaud for. But then when you say, 'In...
  • Lena Dunham Performs With Lil Jon for Abortion Rights, Marijuana in 'Rock the Vote' Video

    10/07/2014 10:26:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | October 7, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    Lena Dunham has teamed up with rapper Lil Jon in this exclusive new music video for "Rock the Vote" in which she "turns out" for abortion rights and promotes other issues that will reportedly influence American millennials to vote this fall. "My name is Lil Lena and I'm turning out for reproductive rights," she confessed. "What's up? It's Lil Jon and I'm turning out for the legalization of marijuana," said the rapper. Sophia Bush, Natasha Lyonne, Glee's Darren Criss, and several other celebrities are featured "Rock the Vote" ambassadors. The midterm elections are just around the corner, and this star-studded...
  • '7th Heaven' Dad Stephen Collins Admits to Molesting Underage Girl, Fallout Reaches Hollywood

    10/07/2014 4:58:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 86 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Suzy Byrne
    Stephen Collins, who played minister and family man the Rev. Eric Camden on TV's 7th Heaven, confessed to his now ex-wife that he molested an underage girl and exposed himself to two others, prompting police on both coasts to examine his admission and Hollywood to distance itself from the actor. While no charges have been filed against Collins, and he has yet to comment, fallout from the startling revelation has reached Hollywood. Within hours of the news breaking, he was fired from the Mark Wahlberg stoner sequel Ted 2, a source told The Insider. Collins also resigned this morning from...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 2:17:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-7-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • 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...
  • Piers Morgan Planning Anti-Gun Documentary

    10/04/2014 10:05:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | October 3, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Sitting comfortably with a new job at the Daily Mail, former CNN host Piers Morgan revealed to Politico’s Dylan Byers that he is working on a new anti-gun movie. “I’ve been approached by a couple of big independent producers in Hollywood to make it,” he said, explaining that already he had a “big offer” from a “big player in Hollywood” to fund it. “We’re not quite where we both want to be yet, but we’re negotiating hard, and other people might come in,” he hinted....
  • Don’t Worry about being “Left Behind.” Have a Holy Fear of being taken up to Judgment.

    10/03/2014 2:19:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 165 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/2/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The movie “Left Behind” opens today. And while, in a secular culture dismissive of any consequences for unbelief, we can rejoice in any salutary reminders, it is unfortunate that the reminder is riddled with questionable theology and dubious biblical interpreation.In certain (but not all) Protestant circles, and especially among the Evangelicals, there is a strong and often vivid preoccupation with signs of the Second Coming of Christ. Many of the notions that get expressed are either erroneous or extreme. Some of these erroneous notions are rooted in a misunderstanding of the various scriptural genres. Some are rooted in reading certain...
  • PC run amok? Female Thor's debut leaves some thunderstruck

    10/01/2014 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies
    Today ^ | 9-29-2014 | Rick Schindler
    Like thunder, the news reverberated far and wide when Marvel Comics released it in July, the same week the Disney-owned comics publisher announced a black Captain America: Thor, formerly the brawny, bearded god of thunder, would now be a woman. The change has left many thunderstruck since the new character was unveiled on "The View." "Thor is a chick," Tucker Carlson declared disapprovingly Sept. 21 on "Fox News Sunday."
  • Odds on when the movie Outbreak or Contagion airs

    09/30/2014 4:44:04 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 15 replies
    Self | 09-30-14 | ealgeone
    I predict by this weekend.
  • 'Modern Family' star first 'came out' to dad during shoplifting drama

    09/30/2014 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 53 replies
    Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson's dad discovered his son was gay and a thief on the same day. The actor admits he had built up quite a collection of stolen gay pornography magazines when he was finally caught trying to leave a store in his native Montana with a backpack full of saucy publications at the age of 14. In a recent an interview with Aisha Tyler for her Girl on Guy podcast, the red-faced star revealed, "I always considered that (incident) my coming out... It was so humiliating. "I had been stealing porn for a while. I had...
  • Faith-based movies go mainstream with Nicolas Cage in ‘Left Behind’

    09/30/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/30/2014 | Reed Tucker
    And on the eighth day, God created decent lighting and production values. After years of releasing shoddy products featuring has-beens like Kirk Cameron, the Christian film industry is upping its game in an attempt to win a crossover audience. Is faith-based cinema about to go truly mainstream? The year certainly has been good to believers. “Heaven Is for Real” with Greg Kinnear, a story about a boy who said he experienced the afterlife during surgery, raked in more than $100 million worldwide. “God’s Not Dead,” about a college student who debates his professor on the existence of a higher power,...
  • 'Marriage feels pretty damn great!' Smitten George Clooney opens up on tying the knot with ....

    09/30/2014 10:16:29 AM PDT · by Cecily · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 30, 2014 | Colette Fahy
    They married in front of family and a host of celebrity pals in Venice, Italy on Saturday and now the first pictures from George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding have been revealed. The stunning 36-year-old bride wore a custom-made off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta French lace wedding dress with a veil while George, 53, chose his favourite designer, Giorgio Armani, to create his tuxedo. In pictures, which were sold exclusively to HELLO! and People for charity, all of the secrets of the wedding are revealed including the outfits, the cake and the famous guests and George told People that 'marriage...
  • Friend: Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive

    09/28/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    Friend: Andy Kaufman is still alive Could faking his own death be Andy Kaufman's biggest joke yet? In 1980, legendary comedian Andy Kaufman and his writing partner, Bob Zmuda, wrote a script for a film called “The Tony Clifton Story,” based on a character of Kaufman’s. On Page 124, there is a block of dialogue intended for Kaufman to speak as himself, informing viewers of Clifton’s demise. Among the lines: “On June 12, 1980 . . . Tony Clifton, at the age of 45, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Hollywood, California.” Four years later, at age 35, Kaufman himself would,...
  • State Farm dumps pitchman Rob Schneider over anti-vaccine views

    09/26/2014 10:05:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.latimes.com ^ | By Meredith Blake
    ob Schneider has learned the hard way that there's no way to inoculate yourself against an Internet backlash. State Farm Insurance has dropped an ad campaign featuring the "Deuce Bigalow" star in a reprisal of his "Richmeister" character -- a.k.a. the "making copies" guy -- from "Saturday Night Live." The decision stems not from an objection to rehashed humor from the mid-'90s, but to Schneider's outspoken stance against childhood vaccines. Along with former "View" co-host Jenny McCarthy, Schneider, who has lately been busy trying to revive his career with a spec sitcom, has been one of the most vocal celebrity...