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  • President Trump would be 'the end of the world,' says Jennifer Lawrence

    10/01/2015 8:57:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | October 1, 2015 | Nicole Sperling
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 It seems Jennifer Lawrence’s thoughts on Donald Trump echo Katniss Everdeen’s feelings toward President Snow. For the uninitiated, that means she’s not a fan. During a lively conversation with the three leads of the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay — Part 2, the Republican presidential candidate became the topic of conversation. “If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world,” says Lawrence. Her co-star Liam Hemsworth feels the same: “I’ll back you up on that,” he adds. Josh Hutcherson, the third lead in the massive franchise,...
  • Wacko Dan Rather movie still insists forged Bush-National Guard documents were real

    10/01/2015 5:58:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    The classic definition of chutzpah — the guy who murders his parents and then begs for mercy because he’s an orphan — is getting a rewrite with the Oct. 16 release of “Truth,” a movie that insists forged documents are real. Robert Redford, who makes no effort whatsoever to look or sound like Dan Rather, plays the CBS newsman undone after he presented to the public obviously forged documents about then-President George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service in the early 1970s.
  • Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend found dead from apparent suicide after break-up

    09/29/2015 9:37:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | fox
    Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, has been found dead after apparently committing suicide, TMZ reports. TMZ reports that White’s body was found by friends on Monday night, along with a note addressed to Carrey. The two reportedly had broken up on Sept. 24.
  • Smithers Will Come Out on The Simpsons

    09/28/2015 12:03:00 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Nate Jones
    In an interview with TVLine, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean reveals that the show's 27th season will be a big one for Waylon Smithers, lovelorn assistant to megalomaniacal businessman Mr. Burns: After decades of pining, Smithers will finally come out to his boss. "In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t," Jean notes. "We deal with that in two episodes."
  • Scandals involving Arab royalty roil Beverly Hills

    09/27/2015 6:18:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 27, 2015 | Martha Groves, Joseph Serna and Alice Walton
    <p>In Beverly Hills and surrounding upscale hamlets, the talk at social gatherings this month has centered on indications of wealthy Arab visitors behaving badly..</p> <p>Earlier this month, a man driving a Qatar sheik's rare, million-dollar-plus Ferrari LaFerrari raced a Porsche 911 GT3 through a quiet Beverly Hills neighborhood, ignoring stop signs and passing slower vehicles as horrified residents looked on. A member of the country's ruling family, the sheik first claimed diplomatic immunity, then skipped town — with his costly vehicles.</p>
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Hollywood Heavyweights Line Up For Communist State Dinner

    09/25/2015 2:15:10 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 25, 2015 | Dominic Patten
    Disney’s Bob Iger, Netflix’s Reed Hastings & Ted Sarandos + Jeffrey Katzenberg Guests At Tonight’s State Dinner For Chinese Prez EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton is in town this weekend for another series of fundraisers but some of Hollywood’s biggest Democratic donors will be at the White House tonight. With investment opportunities and face time front and center, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and wife Willow Bay, Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and DreamWorks Animation boss Jeffrey Katzenberg are among those breaking bread with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan at the state dinner,...
  • 128 ‘Artists and Cultural Leaders’ Sign Open Letter Endorsing Bernie Sanders

    09/22/2015 3:40:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)’ campaign on Friday unveiled a list of actors, directors, musicians and tech industry players and who have endorsed the independent Vermont Senator and self-described socialist’s bid for the presidency. Actors Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven, John C. Reilly, Danny DeVito, and Sarah Silverman are among the 128 “artists and cultural leaders” that have put their names to an open letter calling for Sanders to be the Democrat presidential nominee.
  • Actress Emily Blunt Just “Dixie Chicked” Herself With Comments On Citizenship

    09/17/2015 9:43:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | Sep 15, 2015 | Mark Clifton
    On Tuesday’s edition of “Fox and Friends” the News crew showcased actress Emily Blunts comments on her new American citizenship that have gone viral. “I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate, and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’” she recently told the Hollywood Reporter. Needless to say this has virtually every Republican in our country pissed off. “You know what Emily Blunt just did? She just Dixie Chicked herself,” host Steve Doocy said. “She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one...
  • Ted Cruz Depicted as 'Mockingjay' Rebellion Leader in L.A. Street Art

    09/14/2015 4:21:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 14, 2015 | Tina Daunt
    A collective of anonymous artists plastered Los Angeles — from downtown to the mid-Wilshire district — with posters and stickers of Mockingjay's rebellion bird to tout Cruz' presidential candidacy. Donald Trump may be the lead choice of California Republicans, but Ted Cruz apparently still holds a special place in the hearts of Los Angeles’ conservative street artists. Over the past few days, a collective of anonymous artists — responsible for the "Don't Say" signs at Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters and the Maxine Waters "Poverty Pimp" poster — used the Mockingjay rebellion bird symbol to tout presidential candidate Cruz. With the...
  • Helen Mirren says men putting their arm around their girlfriend’s shoulders looks like ‘ownership’

    09/14/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    (UK) Metro ^ | September 13, 2015 | Harry Readhead
    Dame Helen Mirren is not shy to speak her mind. The Oscar-winning actress has taken aim at men who sling their arm over their girlfriend’s shoulders because it looks like ‘ownership’. In an interview with the Mail On Sunday’s You Magazine, Dame Helen compared women to ‘toddlers in this modern world’ in the sense they were were still ‘trying to find their position in the age of sexual liberation, birth control, education and financial independence.’
  • Hollywood Movie Pilot Killed in Plane Crash on Set of New Tom Cruise Film in Colombia

    09/12/2015 12:34:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01:59am, September 12, 2015 | Kennedy Ryan and CNN Wire,
    Pilot Alan D. Purwin was one of the people killed, said Jack Snyder, an executive at Helinet Aviation, which owned the plane. The plane, described as a twin-engine Aerostar, went down in bad weather shortly after takeoff on a flight from Santa Fe de Antioquia to Medellin, according to the Associated Press. The crew members had just wrapped up work on the new film "Mena," Universal Pictures said in a statement.
  • Dickie Moore, Child Actor Known for a Screen Kiss, Dies at 89 (little rascals)

    09/10/2015 9:50:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies ^ | september 10, 2015 | bruce weber
    Dick Moore, a public relations executive who was known as Dickie when he was a Hollywood child star, playing the movies’ first talking Oliver Twist and later giving Shirley Temple her first on-screen kiss, died on Monday in Connecticut. He was 89. Helene Feldman, who works for his company, Dick Moore & Associates, confirmed the death but said she was not sure where it had occurred. Mr. Moore lived in Wilton, Conn. Mr. Moore was not yet a year old and evidently cute as a button when he made his movie debut in the 1927 silent feature “The Beloved Rogue,” which...
  • ISIS is using rape as 'the centrepoint of their terror', Angelina Jolie tells Parliament

    09/08/2015 11:06:33 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Sept 8 2015 | Matt Chorley
    Hollywood star Angelina Jolie today told the Houses of Parliament that ISIS is using rape as the 'centrepoint of their terror' as she warned of the destruction caused by sexual violence in conflict zones. The actress and human rights activist spoke of the harrowing moment she met girls as young as seven who had been brutally raped in war zones.
  • Hamptons

    09/07/2015 3:25:11 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Old Los Angeles Restaurants ^ | March 24, 2012. | Mark Evanier
    Hamptons (spelled with no apostrophe) was an upscale hamburger joint — perhaps the first one in Southern California. There were in fact two outlets of Hamptons. The original one was on Highland in Hollywood and in the spirit of full disclosure, it should be noted that the proprietor of this site was a part-owner of this one during its last few years of life. The other was out on Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake and it has now been transformed into Mo’s, with some but not all of the old Hamptons menu remaining. Hamptons was famous as the restaurant that...
  • Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other Americans, With Cheap Foreigners On H1B...

    09/07/2015 11:07:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/15
    <p>As a patriotic and proud citizen of the United States, I have a story to share that has not only impacted my family, hundreds of colleagues, but also current and future United States workers.</p> <p>As I watched the grim faced Disney Executive, it was obvious that bad news was going to be delivered. The dead silence was broken when the Disney Executive made a harsh announcement. All of you in this room will be losing your jobs in the next 90 days. Your last day of employment for this company will be January 30, 2015. Your jobs have been given over to a foreign workforce. In the meantime you will be training your replacements until your jobs are 100 percent transferred over to them and if you don’t cooperate you will not receive any severance pay. Also, if we don’t feel confident that we have captured everything that you do we can, at our discretion, keep you longer than the 90 days until we have captured everything that you do with this job. Don’t discuss this meeting with anybody else in the company. Everybody in the room was appalled at the message. I was completely silent thinking how this was going to affect my coworkers and how I was going to break the news to my wife and children back at home as I was the only person in my home with a steady job. How would I pay for all the expenses that go along with a home, a wife, and children?</p>
  • Martin Milner Dies: ‘Adam-12’ & ‘Route 66’ Star Was 83

    09/07/2015 11:19:47 AM PDT · by windcliff · 140 replies ^ | 9-7-15 | Erik Pederson
    Martin Milner, the veteran actor best known for starring in the popular TV dramas Adam-12 and Route 66, has died. He was 83. The Los Angeles Police Department’s communications office confirmed his death in an Instagram post referring to his Adam-12 character that reads, “Pete Malloy, you are end of watch”:
  • Jean Darling, silent movie Our Gang member, has died

    09/06/2015 6:33:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 81 replies ^ | september 6, 2015 | james l. neibaur
    Jean Darling, one of the last surviving members of the silent movie Our Gang comedies, has died. Her death was reported on Sunday September 6 on social media sites by her friends. She had turned 93 years old only two weeks earlier. Our Gang were also called Hal Roach's Rascals. The series was known as The Little Rascals on television. In its long history, from the 1920s into the 1940s, the Our Gang roster changed a lot, with some notable members including Jackie Cooper, Farina Hoskins, Stymie Beard, Spanky McFarland, Darla Hood, and Alfalfa Switzer. Jean Darling joined Our Gang in...
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/02/2015 5:28:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | 09/02/2015 | Todd Leopold
    Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Animated series to feature transgender actress, lead character

    08/29/2015 10:26:37 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 27 replies
    Windy City Media Group ^ | 07/14/2015 | Charlsie Dewey
    A new animated comedy will make history when it launches later this year as the first animated series to feature a transgender character in a lead role that is also voiced by a transgender actress, Julie Rei Goldstein. The series, Gen Zed, is about four college-age individuals who come together through the online gaming community and decide to move into a tiny studio apartment in downtown Los Angeles together. It is being written and produced by Hayden Black, who is known for the award-winning and critically lauded show Goodnight Burbank. The series has a slew of popular Hollywood names attached...
  • Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere A hit movie about the rap group N.W.A. is a reminder: Glorified thuggery poisoned poor black communities. By Jason L. Riley Aug. 25, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET 242 COMMENTS For two weeks the top box-office draw has been “Straight Outta Compton,” a meandering biopic about the rise and disintegration of the Los Angeles-area rap group N.W.A., or Niggaz With Attitude. N.W.A. helped popularize “gangsta rap” in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography can’t hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • Julianne Moore: rename my high school

    08/25/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Brandon Griggs
    The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore. The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism."
  • Hollywood actor [Joe Mantegna] to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army

    08/24/2015 8:45:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Sach Times ^ | 8/23/15
    Joe Mantegna, star of the CBS television show Criminal Minds, plans to auction off two of his Tavor rifles to fundraise for "Friends of the IDF", a New York City-based organization that lends material support to the Israeli military. According to a press release from IWI-US, Mantegna will conduct an auction for two Tavor rifles produced by IWI. Gains from the auction will go to "Friends of the IDF". Interestingly, "Israel Weapon Industries-US" (IWI-US) is co-sponsoring the Sunday event, along-with "Bullets & Bagels", a Jewish gun club in Orange County, California. Event attendees “will get to shoot the TAVOR at...

    08/24/2015 5:43:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.23.15 | Larry Thornberry
    If we’re going to nominate a celebrity, let’s nominate one more people like. I’d sure rather have Inspector Callahan than the Donald.
  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik: It's Not "Trendy to Be Observant or Religious in..."

    08/24/2015 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 08/22/2015 | Natalie Stone
    Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik believes that "it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles." The Jewish married mother of two told Fox News that she received a lot of negative attention after taking a trip to Israel. "I've gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel," she said about her trip to visit a friend in the Israel Defense Forces. "That's what's amazing...simply by going to Israel this summer and saying nothing more than, 'I've gone to Israel,' I got the same amount of hatred and threats and anti-Semitism for actually...
  • ‘F Troop’ Actress Melody Patterson Dies at 66

    08/21/2015 10:17:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    variety ^ | august 21, 2015
    TV actress Melody Patterson, best known for playing Wrangler Jane on “F Troop,” died Thursday at the age of 66. Patterson died in a nursing home after multiple organ failure, according to reports. In addition to her starring role on “F Troop” from 1965-1967, Patterson appeared on other television shows of the era including “The Monkees,” “Adam-12” and “Green Acres.” She was also in a handful of episodes of “Hawaii Five-O,” which featured her husband at the time, James MacArthur.
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • ‘Friends’ Scene That Was Deleted After 9/11 Resurfaces Online

    08/19/2015 9:55:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 19 August 2015
    Are you a “Friends” fan? Well you might be interested to know that a scene where Chandler (Mathew Perry) and Monica (Courtney Cox) were on their way to their honeymoon was actually meant to be play out differently. The original scene, where Chandler makes a joke about bombs at airport security, was actually going to air on October 11, 2001 but was removed after 9/11 “due to material that could be considered insensitive” according to a note that plays before the deleted scene. The clip was initially uploaded in 2007, but has reemerged this week online and is being widely...
  • Dee Barnes: Straight Outta Compton was right to leave out Dr. Dre’s abuse against women

    08/19/2015 4:43:02 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 10 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Wednesday August 19, 2015 | Catherine McIntyre
    ...But viewers have criticized the rap biopic for glossing over Dr. Dre’s history of violence against women, particularly the 1991 attack against journalist Dee Barnes.... “That must have been how it looked as Dr. Dre straddled me and beat me mercilessly on the floor of the women’s restroom at the Po Na Na Souk nightclub in 1991".... While the director may have been right to not show the incident, Barnes says it should have been mentioned. “When I was sitting there in the theater, and the movie’s timeline skipped by my attack without a glance, I was like, “Uhhh, what...
  • Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Casts Transgender Woman for Season 8

    08/19/2015 5:58:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 08/19/2015 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
    Bravo has cast transgender model Amiyah Scott in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for its upcoming eighth season, Variety has learned. The casting marks the first-ever transgender woman to be featured in the “Real Housewives” franchise, though the capacity in which Scott will appear is undetermined, as discussions have just begun. Scott on “RHOA” will join many transgender figures on reality television, following “Big Brother” casting its first-ever trans contestant this summer; ABC Family’s “Becoming Us” from exec producer Ryan Seacrest, which documents a teenage boy’s life after his father transitions; TLC’s summer series “I Am Jazz,” which follows 14-year-old...
  • Box Office: 'Fantastic Four' Bombs With $26.2 Million Weekend

    08/09/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | August 9, 2015
    Fox's hopes of rejuvenating the comicbook characters and turning the super-team into a cinematic juggernaut to rival "X-Men" have flamed out given that the film debuted to a dreadful $26.2 million across 3,995 theaters. With a production budget of $120 million, plus millions more in marketing costs, the film will need to get a boost from foreign crowds if it wants to avoid being a write-off.
  • Pope Francis Invites Oprah, Ari Emanuel to the Vatican

    08/06/2015 5:02:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/5/15 | Matthew Belloni , Chris Gardner
    The pontiff has shortlisted Hollywood heavy-hitters for a special meeting at the Vatican this fall. The topic? Improving the church's portrayal in Western entertainment. Ari Emanuel might soon get a chance to hug it out with the pope. Sources say the William Morris Endeavor superagent and his co-CEO Patrick Whitesell are on a shortlist of media players whom reps for Pope Francis have approached for a special meeting at the Vatican this fall. The pontiff apparently is interested in discussing how the church is perceived by Western media influencers and ways to improve its portrayal in entertainment. The Vatican, which...
  • Caitlyn Jenner’s television show loses half its audience

    08/05/2015 11:09:25 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 74 replies
    Is the public fascination with Caitlyn Jenner wearing off? Ratings for E!’s groundbreaking reality series I Am Cait plummeted for the show’s second episode. Sunday’s hour had only 1.3 million viewers, a drop of more than 50% from the show’s premiere. I Am Cait premiered somewhat modestly too, especially considering the usual Kardashian clan drawing power on E! and the amount of media buzz surrounding Jenner in recent months. The series debut had 2.7 million viewers, then grew to 3.9 million with DVR playback. While time-shifted viewing is important, a big change in same-night viewership — like what happened on...
  • Walt Disney's stock set to suffer biggest-ever price drop

    08/05/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 61 replies ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | tomy kilgore
    Walt Disney Co.'s stock DIS, -8.73% is on track to suffer the biggest one-day price drop in its history,
  • A New Report Reveals Inequality In Hollywood Is Worse Than We Thought

    08/05/2015 8:12:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    io9 ^ | August 5, 2015 | James Whitbrook
    The ongoing debate about equal representation in movies is more important now than ever—but it turns out we didn’t really realize just how bad the situation really was. It turns out that, according to a new report, if you’re not straight, white, male—or in the case of a Marvel movie, named Chris—in Hollywood, you’re screwed.
  • 'Last Man Standing' star Tim Allen: 'We're going to drill Hillary'

    08/04/2015 10:42:37 PM PDT · by rikkir · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2015 | Paulette Cohn
    LOS ANGELES – Season 5 of "Last Man Standing" is going to get political with the presidential race upon us, and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to be safe from the wisecracking Mike Baxter, played by Tim Allen. "We're going to drill Hillary," the star told FOX411 at the Television Critics Association Q&A session for his ABC series. "It will be horrible personally if Hillary continued [to lead the Democrats], but it will be great for the storyline if she continues."
  • Vanity - MI5 "Rogue Nation" Surprisingly Fun Ride

    08/02/2015 7:27:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    I know that there are a lot of Tom Cruise haters and yes, he is beginning to really show his age, however, if you can put these issues a side I think you would really enjoy this film. The plot involves a group called "the Syndicate" led by a mysterious man named Solomon Lane and a subplot emerges involving the CIA whose director, played by Alec Baldwin, is trying to shut down the IMF. The cast includes Ving Rhames, Jeremey Renner,Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, and the very beautiful Rebecca Ferguson, Jingchu Zhang and Hermione Corfield. There are the typical car...
  • Cecil the lion and some inconvenient truths for North Americans raised on a Disney diet 1

    08/02/2015 12:29:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 123 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 08/02/2015 | Ian Robinson
    Walt Disney’s got a lot to answer for.I blame Bambi and all the anthropomorphic drivel that followed, like the Lion King.That unfortunate part of the culture, more than anything else, seems to “inform” the view of nature held by effete urbanites who rarely venture out of doors.So, let me weigh in on the Cecil the Lion controversy.It was just another animal — and the outrage generated by its death is unreasoned, sentimental nonsense.People who claim to “love” animals more than people are emotionally damaged individuals incapable of weathering the difficulty required in a real relationship with something that can talk...
  • Wise-cracking US celebrities endorse Iran deal

    08/02/2015 1:27:21 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 31 July 15 | Unattributed
    Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and a host of other celebrities star in a video backing Americas' nuclear deal with Iran, wise-cracking their way through an often surreal mixture of Hollywood, politics and diplomacy. The video uploaded this week onto YouTube comes as President Barack Obama's administration tries to sell the agreement to the public and a sceptical Congress.
  • Donald Trump lovers set up PACs to help his campaign

    08/01/2015 8:40:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 31, 2015 | Aaron Mak
    Donald Trump insists he doesn’t need help from wealthy donors for his White House bid, but that hasn’t stopped equestrians, Los Angeles filmmakers, Hispanics and contractors from setting up PACs to boost his candidacy. Four PACs have registered with the Federal Election Commission in recent days to raise and spend money on behalf of Trump. Organizers believe the real estate tycoon will eventually need outside funding, despite his tough talk. “I think there will be an acknowledgement from [Trump’s] group that they need to widen the financial base,” says Clifford Martin, a documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles and treasurer of...
  • Big-budget Hollywood movie on Benghazi attack due out 2 weeks before Iowa Caucuses

    07/30/2015 7:40:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton isn’t catching a lot of breaks from her former friends in Hollywood.  Or so it seems, considering the fact that big-name, big-budget director Michael Bay is premiering his latest move, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi on January 15, 2016, two hours before the Iowa Caucuses. You can see the trailer here. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It looks pretty exciting.  Bay is best-known for Transformers, which leads Moe Lane to comment, “It looks … a bit more serious than the stuff that Michael Bay usually does.”  But Bay also has Pearl Harbor on his...
  • Director Michael Bay releases first trailer for ‘Benghazi’ movie

    07/29/2015 6:52:00 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Adam Howard
    Action movie mogul Michael Bay’s latest bid for critical respectability may come at Hillary Clinton’s expense. Bay, who has been the brains behind blockbuster franchises including “Transformers” and “Bad Boys” has turned the tragic 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi into a big budget thriller. And if its first trailer is any indication, it won’t depict the former secretary of state’s handling of the incident in a flattering light. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” – which is based on a non-partisan, non-fiction book by Mitchell Zuckoff – aims to be a ripped-from-the-headlines portrayal of the...
  • Man Arrested for Hollywood Street Execution is Rapper Who Served on LAPD Advisory Board

    07/26/2015 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 25,2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The case of the execution-style Black-on-White murder on a Hollywood street this past Fourth of July weekend took a bizarre turn Friday night with the arrest of the suspect who is now being held on $1 million bail. Ezeoma Obioha, the 31-year-old man arrested by Los Angeles police for the murder Carrie Jean Melvin, also 31, was known to police—as a civilian member of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area Community-Police Advisory Board with the title of Secretary. Obioha was a rapper and entrepreneur who presented himself as being “all about protecting the community” and helping stop young minorities...
  • Hollywood Woman Shot and Killed Over Financial Dispute; Suspect Arrested: LAPD

    07/25/2015 10:41:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | 03:10am, July 25, 2015 | Kennedy Ryan
    A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday night in the death of a Hollywood woman who was shot in the back of the head in an apparent dispute over money, police said. Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place (map), when she was shot on July 5, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. ... Obioha and Melvin knew each other and had a financial dispute, Preciado said. The shooter approached wordlessly and fired on Melvin from behind, hitting her in the back of the head, and then fled in a black...
  • How Sony sanitized the new Adam Sandler movie to please Chinese censors

    07/24/2015 12:39:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | July 24, 2015, 1:30 p.m. GMT | Baldwin and Kristina Cooke
    In a 2013 script for the movie “Pixels,” intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of China’s national treasures – the Great Wall. That scene is gone from the final version of the sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment this week in the United States. The aliens strike iconic sites elsewhere, smashing the Taj Mahal in India, the Washington Monument and parts of Manhattan. Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. It is just one...
  • Pop stars in Democratic politics

    07/24/2015 9:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Holly Blackler
    Pop stars are definitely not shy about taking sides in American politics, as we saw when artists such as Madonna, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce all rallied behind President Obama in his respective campaigns. On their own, singers are just voters. They might not know a whole lot about politics, and you might not care what they think. But a lot of people, especially young people, do. And young people matter. The 2014 midterms saw the lowest youth turnout in 70 years, contributing to sweeping Republican victories a few short years after the youth vote helped President Obama...
  • Theodore Bikel, R.I.P.

    07/22/2015 11:34:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Actor and musician Theodore Bikel passed away yesterday of natural causes at the age of 91. Bikel is best known for playing Tevye in the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel also starred as Captain von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. The Austrian-born Bikel’s career spanned six decades and appeared in such films as The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn and The Defiant Ones with Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. Bikel would receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his...
  • Gov. Granholm in 2009: 'Movie Studio to Create 700 Jobs;' Six Years Later - Nada

    07/21/2015 9:39:42 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/19/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In a 2009 news release, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm highlighted Wonderstruck Studios as an example of why the state’s film subsidy program was vital for bringing jobs to Michigan. The state claimed that the company would create 700 jobs and draw new economic activity to downtown Detroit by producing computer-generated visual effects and animation. "We are working hard to build a diversified economy and create good-paying jobs in Michigan," Granholm said in February of 2009. "As a result of our aggressive film incentives we are not only bringing new investment to Michigan, we are laying the foundation for an industry that...
  • Alex Rocco Obituary

    07/19/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Legacy ^ | 7/19/2015
    Alex Rocco, a longtime character actor has died at the age of 79, according to the His death was first reported by his daughter on her facebook page. One of his best known roles would be as casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” who had the famous line, “Do you know who I am”? He appeared in many films including “Freebie and the Bean, “Cannonball Run II”, and “Dream a Little Dream” (1989), which was directed by his son Marc Rocco who passed away in 2009. He also appeared in such popular movies as “Get Shorty” in 1995...
  • Alex Rocco, Mobster Moe Greene in 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79

    07/19/2015 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 19, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Alex Rocco, the veteran tough-guy character actor with the gravelly voice best known for playing mobster and Las Vegas casino owner Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died. He was 79. Rocco died Saturday, his daughter, Jennifer, announced on Facebook. No other details of his death were immediately available. Rocco, who studied acting with the late Leonard Nimoy, a fellow Boston-area transplant, also was the voice of Roger Meyers Jr., the cigar-smoking chairman of the studio behind "Itchy and Scratchy" on The Simpsons, and he played Arthur Evans, the father of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, on the stylish Starz series...