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  • 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 · 34 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...
  • Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling [Cheaper than the Hollywood Film: 'Gravity']

    09/25/2014 8:30:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/25/2014 | Jonathan Amos
    India's space programme has succeeded at the first attempt where others have failed - by sending an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan satellite was confirmed to be in orbit shortly after 0800, Indian time. It is, without doubt, a considerable achievement. This is a mission that has been budgeted at 4.5bn rupees ($74m), which, by Western standards, is staggeringly cheap. The American Maven orbiter that arrived at the Red Planet on Monday is costing almost 10 times as much. Back in June, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even quipped that India's real-life Martian adventure was costing less than the...
  • Dwarf who dressed as Oompa Loompa admits pestering schoolgirls for sex

    09/25/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT · by redreno · 76 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 09/25/2014 | By Bill Gardner
    A dwarf who hired himself out for stag parties and hen nights has escaped jail after admitting pestering schoolgirls for sex. Marc Corrier, who accompanied revellers on wild party nights dressed as an Oompa Loompa, harassed the four young girls over the internet. The 4ft 2in performer from Motherwell, who can make Ł750 per night by being handcuffed to the groom, first messaged a pair of twins on Facebook when they were 15 and asked one to feel “his third leg'”. He also sent explicit messages to a 13-year-old girl whom he met at an under 16s disco, initially offering...
  • Hillary Clinton's Hollywood Backers Mobilize for Expected Presidential Run

    09/24/2014 5:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 24, 2014 | Tina Daunt
    She likely will announce a second bid after the November midterms as Howard Gordon and Dana Walden begin to rally: "People have been very 'Let's wait and see' until now. People are starting to get excited," says Gordon.It's back to the future for Hollywood's Democratic activists, many of whom are convinced that former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run again for president and are lining up to show support. As Clinton, 66, was in New York on Sept. 21 for the annual Clinton Global Initiative gathering, the leading pro-Clinton super PAC held an event for more...
  • Happy Birthday to Kevin Sorbo! [FR chat]

    09/24/2014 4:58:55 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 20 replies
    It's great when a Holly-weird actor comes out of, not only the anti-leftist closet, but the pro-God closet as well. One is Kevin Sorbo. I have reason to believe that Kevin Sorbo reads FR posts, and I hope we all wish him a happy birthday today. Sorbo was in David Zucker's [and Leslie Neilson's] hillarious 'American Carole'. He and many well known actors had small but memorable parts in that masterpiece. Then I went to WalMart and saw that Sorbo was in a pro-God hit movie [leading role as villain/antagonist] discussed here: [Links in first post] 'God's Not Dead' Actor...
  • ISIS Ignites "Flames of War"

    09/23/2014 7:38:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Mark Tapson
    Hollywood has been called the greatest propaganda machine in human history, because the power of film is so compelling and persuasive. Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan once wrote that “movies are hard-wired into our psyche, shaping how we view the world… It’s when politics infiltrates entertainment that it is most subversive – and most effective.” That’s why Communist Russia’s Lenin said, “For us, the cinema is the most important of all the arts.” Hitler too certainly understood its usefulness in conveying Nazi propaganda. Now the savage fanatics of ISIS show that they recognize the power of film too.
  • Civil Rights Activists Call on 'Django Unchained' Actress to Apologize to LAPD

    09/21/2014 6:36:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11:04 AM PST 09/20/2014 | Ryan Gajewski
    Several advocates are changing their stance on Daniele Watts' incendiary Facebook post: "It's like crying wolf" Civil rights leaders who initially defended Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts in her dispute with the Los Angeles Police Department are now calling on her to apologize. Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable president Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Project Islamic Hope president Najee Ali and other activists held a press conference Friday, telling reporters that they now have doubts about Watts' side of the story. "I was one that was very outspoken about it," Hutchinson said about having come to Watts' defense when her story first...
  • Hollywood Honors Military Veterans In New Film

    09/21/2014 5:15:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | John Hanlon
    Since military operations began in Afghanistan in late 2001, few movies have focused predominantly on the sacrifices that military families make each and every day. Even fewer of them— and I can’t think of one offhand— focus on female soldiers who are torn between their important work overseas and their responsibilities to their own families at home. Fort Bliss is a film that does just that. Michelle Monaghan, who stars as the main character and previously co-starred on the successful HBO drama True Detective, recently visited D.C. to talk about her performance in the film and how the role opened...
  • Italian Diva Sophia Loren celebrates 80th Birthday in Mexico with Carlos Slim

    09/20/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Yucatan Times ^ | September 20, 2014
    The Italian diva celebrates her 80th birthday with an exhibition of some of her dresses, jewelry, photographs and awards at the Soumaya Museum. The Sophia Loren exhibition opened today at the Soumaya Museum. It displays pieces owned by the actress. “The best of all is under the same roof,” said the Italian diva at a press conference. Dresses she wore in films, international awards including the Golden Globe and Oscar, as well as photographs and jewelry are displayed.
  • 'God's Not Dead' Actor Kevin Sorbo Says Hollywood Is 'Waking Up' to Christian Films

    09/20/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    One of the lead actors in the hit Christian film "God's Not Dead" recently shared his opinion on why Hollywood tends to make relatively few Christian-themed films. Kevin Sorbo, an actor who played the skeptical professor in the blockbuster film, recently talked with Peter Heck on his radio program about "God's Not Dead" and Hollywood movies. Observing the huge success of "God's Not Dead," Heck noted that there "is a market" for Christian films and asked Sorbo when he thinks Hollywood will "get it." "I don't think it's an 'us vs. them' sort of mentality. But I live in this...
  • Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York

    09/20/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 9/20/14 | BY NANCY DILLON
    Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York A-list actors, including DiCaprio, Lilly and Mark Ruffalo, are set to walk in the massive People’s Climate March this Sunday in Manhattan, which is expected to be the largest march for climate action in history. Lilly told the Daily News she was marching for 'my child, my family, and for everyone who has the great privilege of living on this beautiful planet of ours.' The stars are coming out in a bid to save the planet. A-list actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo,...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Is Winning

    09/14/2014 11:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | The September 13, 2014 edition | Simon van Zuylen-Wood
    Conservatism's former enfant terrible has been cast out of polite society and may soon face jail time. But business has never been better.Dinesh D'Souza is scrolling through his iPhone, showing me photos of C-list movie stars. "So my latest thing is tweeting out pictures of me with really attractive actresses," he says, giggling. There he is, standing next to a blond woman. "This is the actress Kelly Carlson. She came to one of our screenings. She's in, you know, Made of Honor." ("Christie/Wife #6.") He scrolls some more. "This is Stacey Dash, who's in Clueless." ("Dionne."). "She's a huge fan...
  • Actress Daniele Watts handcuffed for failing to show ID to police

    09/14/2014 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    At first glance, this story doesn’t look like the sort of thing which would normally catch our attention, but it really does tie in to broader issues currently under discussion nationally in terms of race relations and how the police interact with those they serve and protect. Out on the left coast, quite close to the liberal Ground Zero of Hollywood, actress Daniele Watts ran into some trouble this week. (You may remember Watts from her appearance in Django Unchained among other roles.) As Reason tells the tale, she was outdoors, hanging out with her husband and talking on the...
  • RIP: The Hollywood Summer Blockbuster, 1970-2012

    09/09/2014 3:29:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Hollywood has forgotten how to tell a story. Hollywood has had a dismal summer. The bad news started coming out in late July, but there were a few still-to-come movies with promise of softening the stats. Alas, they did not. Jim and I took the kids to see one of those flicks on opening Friday night. (Does it matter which one? I hardly remember it.) Jim got tickets online early, in case our preferred 7 o’clock-hour show sold out, and we arrived early to get good seats. We needn’t have bothered. If our foursome made three dozen in the theater,...
  • Following The Anti-Oil Money: Tides, Dicaprio, Saudi Arabia?

    09/04/2014 8:18:47 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 26 replies
    Poletical ^ | September 2nd, 2014 | R. Rados
    Journalist James O'Keefe recently tricked actors Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemingway into accepting fake Middle Eastern money to help fund an anti-fracking film in Hollywood. Neither Begley or Hemingway knew they were being duped and secretly filmed. Both actors agreed to hide the fact that their film would be funded by Middle Eastern interests. O'Keefe also captured Hollywood producers explaining methods of hiding the funding, referring to various “non-profit groups” that would help keep Middle Eastern funding under wraps. The full undercover video can be watched right here. The idea that Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia would invest...
  • Joan Rivers Dead at 81- Rest in Peace

    09/04/2014 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 103 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    Joan Rivers passed away today after suffering complications during surgery. She was 81.NBC News reported: Raspy-voiced and brassy, Rivers was always self-deprecating, foul-mouthed and politically incorrect. A master of reinvention, she endured in show business because of her tenacious work ethic — which she credited to her “immigrant mentality.”Comedians typically push the envelope, but Rivers proved time and again that she didn’t even see the envelope. To her fans, she was as shocking as she was endearing.“The way she is funny, she tells the truth according to herself,” the late film critic Roger Ebert wrote in 2010. “She hates...
  • ABC to Phil Robertson: 'Would You Consider Yourself a Homophobe?'

    09/02/2014 7:32:48 PM PDT · by walford · 70 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Although Phil Robertson appeared on Tuesday's Good Morning America to promote his new book, reporter Ryan Owens couldn't resist portraying the reality show personality as an anti-gay bigot. Owens reminded viewers of the Duck Dynasty star's interview with GQ where he called homosexuality a sin. Owens pressed, "Would you consider yourself a homophobe?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Robertson retorted, "I'm as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them." ABC has not been consistent in pressing liberal celebrities about their controversial views. GMA hosts...
  • ‘The Giver’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: How the Movie Adaptations Stack Up to the Books

    08/31/2014 4:44:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30 | Mariana Marcaletti
    ‘The Giver’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: How the movie adaptations stack up to the books that inspired themDuring a panel moderated by The Washington Post’s film critic Anne Hornaday — Great Books to Great Movies on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. during the National Book Festival — authors E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott, Paul Auster and Lisa See, whose books were made into movies, will discuss and present in a multimedia exhibit clips from films based on their writing. But what happens when really good books fail to live up to people’s expectations in really bad movie adaptations? Or, the...
  • The Giver — Love, Choice, and the Limits of Perfection

    08/30/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | August 30, 2014 | Tim Phares, RScP
    “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,” as Yogi Berra once said. If you want to understand what this means, go see The Giver. The Giver is in the great dystopian tradition of Animal Farm and 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and so many more. (It also evoked for me memories of the Ring cycle and Lord of the Rings.) It takes place in a “perfect” society that has eliminated war, pain, suffering, differences and choice. They have created a society where everyone is equal (except those who are “more equal,” of...
  • Stephen Lee, ‘Seinfeld’ actor, dies at 58 in his LA home of sudden heart attack

    08/29/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tina Burgess
    Stephen Lee, a beloved “Seinfeld” actor, died in his Los Angeles apartment of a sudden heart attack. “Seinfeld” actor Lee died two weeks ago, according to his friend actress Lisa Pescia. Lee’s sudden and unexpected death is touching the hearts of many fans who remember him as the inquisitive contractor who installed new kitchen cabinets in Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment...