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  • 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
    reuters.com ^ | 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 examiner.com. 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...
  • Aubrey Morris, 'A Clockwork Orange' Actor, Dies at 89

    07/17/2015 1:15:49 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 31 replies
    Yahoo/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/17/15 | Cheryl Cheng
    Aubrey Morris, the character actor who played probation officer Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, has died. He was 89...
  • James Woods slams 'liberal fallacies,' President Obama over Chattanooga shootings..

    07/17/2015 11:28:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 7/17/15 | BY ETHAN SACKS
    James Woods slams 'liberal fallacies,' President Obama over Chattanooga shootings that left four Marines dead BY ETHAN SACKS Actor James Woods cast himself right in the middle of the outrage surrounding the deadly rampage at two Chattanooga military recruitment centers. One of the most outspoken conservatives in Hollywood took to Twitter Friday to slam liberals and President Obama in the aftermath of the attack that left four Marines dead a day earlier.
  • ‘Lone Survivor’ Director Slammed by Media after Critiquing Bruce Jenner Courage Award

    07/17/2015 6:46:58 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 42 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    For the second year in a row, a member of the LGBT community has taken home ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award, simply for being gay or transgender. If you take issue with that, you’re a trans-phobic and vile hatemonger, according to numerous media outlets. Peter Berg, director of such films as Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights, and Battleship is feeling the wrath Thursday, after posting a critical image of Jenner’s ESPY selection to his Instagram page following Wednesday night’s show. Berg shared an image of Army veteran Gregory Gadson, a double amputee who played a role in Battleship, alongside an...
  • Sylvester Stallone rep denies Rambo will fight Isis in new movie

    07/14/2015 5:48:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    the guardian ^ | July 14, 2015
    When reports surfaced over Sylvester Stallone’s apparent desire to take on Isis in Rambo 5, his representative stepped in to claim they are untrue. A rumour circulated that Stallone was present at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego to announce further details for the action sequel, which he initially confirmed last year on Twitter. “We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds,” the star reportedly said on a panel. “We’re working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever.” But his representative came forward to...
  • Trump Says the U.S. Should Have Invaded Mexico

    07/12/2015 1:15:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 228 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | July 11, 2015 | Dennis Romero
    Donald Trump took his ire toward Mexico to a new dimension as he visited Los Angeles this weekend. During a speech to Hollywood conservative group Friends of Abe last night the GOP presidential candidate said Iraq was a needed buffer against a hostile Iran and that it was wrong for the United States to have invaded Saddam Hussein's fiefdom. "Instead," Trump told the crowd, “we should have invaded Mexico." This was according to an attendee who wishes to remain anonymous.* The remark was greeted with rousing applause, our source said. The real estate mogul also said that, if he were...
  • That Despicable New Minion Movie

    07/11/2015 3:13:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | July 10, 2015 | Birgit Jones
    As is our habit for July birthdays, my adult daughter and I go to a movie to celebrate. This is a decades long tradition for us and often the only movie we see at a theater all year. Now that she has children, they inevitably tag along for a fun family outing. We make a day of it – noon Mass at the Cathedral, lunch at a favorite restaurant, and then a movie. Our tastes are simple and tame, so it isn’t a problem for the kids to join us – usually that is.Although our birthdays fall on July...
  • Donald Trump’s Speech to Showbiz Group Met With Protests

    07/11/2015 1:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | July 10, 2015 | Ted Johnson, senior editor
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday gave what one attendee described as a quintessential Trump speech before a group of Hollywood conservatives — brash, self assured, and plenty of humor. Trump’s appearance before Friends of Abe — a fellowship of showbiz right-of-center professionals — was met with protests outside the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood over remarks he has made about Mexican immigrants. Chanting “Donald Trump has got to go” in English and Spanish, the protesters drew occasional honks from passing cars on Sunset Boulevard, with a heavy presence of Los Angeles Police Department officers on watch. But Trump told...
  • Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, dies

    07/10/2015 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2015 | Victoria Ward
    Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, has died aged 83. His agent Steve Kenis said on Friday: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo." Egyptian-born Sharif, who had Alzheimer’s disease, won international acclaim for his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia – his first English-language film. He won two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s iconic film.
  • Celebrity Rehab: 'Licking' The Donut of Hate!

    07/10/2015 12:16:46 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 15 replies
    Self | 7/08/15 | Me
    “I hate America. I hate all Americans!” Ariana Grande is but yet another twisted link in a growing chain of bitter ignorance and defiant decadence that is strangling our youth’s ability to discern our most basic blessings. If I may ask, Princess, what is so unbearably unfair about living in a nation that tolerates and graciously rewards ungrateful, spiteful, and spoiled Disney debutantes like yourself? Is your festering rage caused by the fact your seven-figure checks aren’t made on recyclable hemp paper or that you might actually have to sign them? Could it possibly emanate from the disturbing discovery your...
  • Irwin Keyes, Horror Movie Character Actor, Dies at 63

    07/08/2015 8:05:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Yahoo (Variety) ^ | 7/8/15 | Carmel Dagan
    Irwin Keyes, an actor with credits ranging from The Jeffersons to The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas, died July 8. He was 63. Keyes appeared in a number of horror films...
  • LA WOMAN EXECUTED by Shotgun Blast to Back of the Head By Black Man on Hollywood Sidewalk

    07/08/2015 10:43:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 6,2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sunday night in Los Angeles as a 30 year-old white woman walked with her boyfriend near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, a mysterious Black man walked up behind the couple and without saying a word fired a shotgun blast to the back of the woman’s head, according to police. The killer was seen carrying the shotgun as he ran to a car and drove away. The search for the killer continues. The Los Angeles Times reported: “The man walked up from behind the woman as she walked with her boyfriend in Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard. He aimed a shotgun and killed...
  • New documentary exposes Hollywood man-boy pedophile ring

    07/08/2015 4:27:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 7/6/2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media reports that An Open Secret, a new explosive documentary on Hollywood pedophiles opened on Friday night, July 3, 2015, at the Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street in New York City. On July 17, the film will open in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Directed by Amy Berg, An Open Secret exposes how pedophiles operate in Hollywood and cover up their crimes. Berg’s 2006 documentary on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophilia/pederasty, Deliver Us from Evil, was nominated for an Oscar. The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “A...
  • Donald Trump Taking Message To Hollywood For GOP Event Friday ("Friends of Abe" group)

    07/07/2015 11:10:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes and Dominic Patten
    Donald Trump’s coming to town. Trump people confirm he is speaking to the group of Hollywood conservatives who go by the name Friends of Abe. The event is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Friday at the Luxe Sunset Blvd Hotel in Brentwood, the invite says. The most controversial of the ever-expanding pack of GOP White House hopefuls is the latest paying a visit to the group. Other Republican contenders already have paid a call, but, of course, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee have not made headlines saying Mexico is sending its drug users and rapists across the border...
  • ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Actress Amanda Peterson Dead at 43

    07/06/2015 10:21:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love,” has died. She was 43. Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released.
  • NBC Cancels A.D., The Bible Continues (may live elsewhere)

    07/06/2015 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 60 replies
    NBC has canceled A.D. The Bible Continues after just one season, Deadline reports. The miniseries, created by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, was a follow-up to their record-breaking miniseries The Bible, and chronicled the early days of modern Christianity. A.D., which premiered on Easter, was positioned as an event series at NBC, but Downey, Burnett and the network had indicated that subsequent seasons were part of the plan. It's possible that the show will continue on another platform
  • Jaws: The 40th Anniversary of the Movie That Changed Hollywood

    07/05/2015 8:32:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies
    time ^ | June 20, 2015 | Daniel D’Addario
    Forty years ago Saturday saw the release of Jaws, an adaptation of a beach-read made by a promising but relatively untested young director, Steven Spielberg. Forty years later, Jaws‘ impact can be felt across moviegoing. The shark tale is perhaps most notable for its box-office success; Jaws became the top-grossing film of all time after its release (and did so more quickly than had its predecessors, with a marketing plan based on blanket advertising rather than a slow rollout). Jaws, with its technical mastery and ability to manipulate the audience into fearing something that for so much of the film’s...
  • TV Land bans 'The Dukes of Hazzard' re-runs and the reactions aren't so positive

    07/04/2015 4:23:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    KCRA.com ^ | July 4, 2015
    I posted this for the insightful comment made by Caleb Child. You know, when I talk to most people about the confederate flag, what most people honestly say is the first thing they think about is "The Dukes of Hazzard." Not its historical role, not its implications of racism, but an old TV show. I know it sounds like a stretch, the sort of thing that sits near a conspiracy theory, but honestly, I feel like taking Dukes of Hazzard off the air is more about trying to avoid putting the confederate flag in a positive light more than...
  • Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Jurassic World’

    07/03/2015 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | 07.03.2015
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of male strippers are no match for a plucky pre-teen and the mighty Indominus rex. “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” are racing ahead of newcomers “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” in the lead-up to the July 4th holiday. The Disney and Pixar animated blockbuster about the emotional life of a young girl racked up $7.7 million on Thursday, bringing its North American haul to $216.1 million, while Universal’s dinosaur thriller added $6.9 million to its $527.2 million domestic haul.
  • 4th of July: Five Patriotic Movies That Piss Off The Left

    07/03/2015 6:16:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | John Nolte
    With the fascist left on a fascist rampage, why not add a little defiance to your 4th of July by watching five patriotic movies that piss off The Man. The Man of course being the dominant Left-wing political culture that is currently banning “The Dukes of Hazzard” and hoping to get its tyrannical hands on “Gone With the Wind.” The Green Berets (1968) Because he loved America and freedom and didn’t want to see either lose a vitally important war, John Wayne spent a lot of his movie star capital directing and starring in “The Green Berets” for Warner Brothers....
  • George Takei apologizes

    07/03/2015 3:12:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 103 replies
    facebook ^ | 7/3/15 | George Takei
    I owe an apology. On the eve of Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations. I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that really...
  • Bad news from Mr. Sulu: Clarence Thomas is a “clown in blackface”

    07/02/2015 4:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, I think it was Dan McLaughlin of Red State who tweeted after last week’s SSM decision was released, “Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner.” His point was that, for a movement that’s been unstoppable culturally over the past 10 years, there’s a curiously strong impulse towards nastiness in some lefties’ reaction to each new victory. With this remark from George Takei, I think it’s safe to say the contest is now over. Takei’s overreacting to a point Thomas made in response to Kennedy’s idea that state recognition of gay marriage is...
  • 'Buck Naked, People Doing Sex': Families Furious at Hollywood Hills Airbnb 'Campsite'

    07/02/2015 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 24 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | July 2, 2015 | Michael Larkin and Gadi Schwartz
    Families in an affluent Hollywood Hills community are outraged after claiming to see people openly drinking and having sex on a campsite being rented out in their community. Advertised through the Airbnb website, the site is advertised as a "Hollywood Hills Camping Retreat" on La Punta Drive, but sits in middle of a multimillion-dollar neighborhood. For the cost of $40 per night — or $800 a month — people get a tent, spectacular views and are within short walking distance of the Hollywood sign. The listing appeared to have been taken down as of Thursday morning. But people living in...
  • Anti-Confederate battle flag hysteria drives 'The Dukes of Hazzard' off the air

    07/02/2015 4:31:11 AM PDT · by Marcus · 34 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    USA Today reported on Wednesday that TV Land, a nostalgia network that shows episodes of old TV series, has yanked “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule. The series, which aired from 1979 to 1985, depicted the hijinks of the cousins Luke and Bo Duke of Hazzard County, Georgia, whose main occupation seemed to be defying authority, an occupation in which they were aided by their customized, red Dodge Charger, the better to outrun the law. The car, dubbed the “General Lee,” is what got them banned from the airwaves. The General Lee has a Confederate battle flag on the...
  • 'Dukes of Hazzard' Star Rips TV Land for Dropping Show: (because it shows Confederate flag)

    07/01/2015 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 1, 2015 | Paul Bond
    John Schneider is blasting TV Land for its decision to erase from its schedule — due its depiction of the Confederate flag — reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, the wholesome show that made the actor a teen idol in the 1980s. “The Dukes of Hazzard was and is no more a show seated in racism than Breaking Bad was a show seated in reality,” Schneider told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. TV Land confirmed Wednesday that it pulled the show in the aftermath of the June 17 shooting in Charleston, S.C. perpetrated by Dylann Roof, who was a fan...
  • ‘Gone with the Wind’ should be ‘consigned to museums,’ N.Y. Post film critic says

    07/01/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Douglas Ernst -
    The national debate over the Confederate flag has now turned toward Scarlett O’Hara. New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick said Wednesday that Americans should think about relegating the 1939 classic “Gone with Wind” to a museum. “If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture?” Mr. Lumenick asked. “I’m talking, of course, about ‘Gone with the Wind,’ which won a then-record eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1939, and still ranks as the...
  • WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic

    07/01/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/1 | Tamara Palmer
    A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts. Jobs, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, is seen throughout the trailer dealing with recognizing and building a relationship with his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Writer Aaron Sorkin told The Verge that Jobs' daughter, who consulted with him on the script, is the heroine of the film. The Danny Boyle-directed flim – called simply “Steve Jobs” – is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 9.
  • Vanity: TV Land Getting SLAMMED on Facebook for Pulling Dukes

    07/01/2015 9:47:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 52 replies
    TV Land is getting SLAMMED for pulling the Dukes! It is amazing to see good people mobilize and give TV Land the criticism deserves. They will lose money over this.. and it's well deserved. When you go against your customers, like Mcdonalds did, prepare to lose millions and millions of dollars. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving network.
  • TV Land pulls ‘Dukes’ — Confederate flag a no-no

    07/01/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andrea Morabito
    The latest victim of the growing controversy over the Confederate flag is the 1980s TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” A TV Land spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the network has pulled reruns of the series from its schedule, which had been airing twice a day.
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Will Continue to Live Together (War of the Roses?)

    07/01/2015 7:40:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 1, 2015 | LESLEY MESSER
    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner may be getting a divorce, but they're maintaining a civil relationship. According to a source close to the situation, the actors will continue to live on the same property. "It's obviously a very sad time for both of them," the source told ABC News. "They have been trying to save the marriage for years, but they know it's the right thing for their family and for them. The kids will continue to come before everything."
  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Getting Divorced

    06/30/2015 1:40:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 73 replies
    tmz ^ | 6-30-2015
    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are ending their 10 year marriage ... TMZ has learned. We're told the couple, whose anniversary was yesterday, will file for divorce. Although they will file for divorce, it won't be done immediately. They are working things out with a mediator and business managers, sources tell TMZ. The divorce will be filed when all of the property and custody issues are resolved. We're told the divorce is amicable and Ben and Jen will share joint custody of their 3 children, ranging in age from 3 to 9. The couple says, "After much thought and careful...
  • A Film, Gone With the Wind, Now Under Assault for Confederate Imagery;

    06/25/2015 4:13:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see the movie critic for the New York Post? The New York Post is supposed to be a conservative paper, if it's anything, and the movie critic there is a guy named Lou Lumenick, I'm not sure how he pronounces it. Anyway, he said in a piece that ran last night -- actually I think it's in today's paper -- that the movie Gone With the Wind is a national embarrassment and needs to be banned from television and movie theoretical release and available to be seen only in museums. Now, there's some black actors that won...
  • Patrick Macnee, star of 1960s TV series ‘The Avengers,’ dies

    06/25/2015 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series “The Avengers,” has died. He was 93. His son Rupert said in a statement that Patrick Macnee died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage. The British-born actor was best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running television series. …
  • Warner Bros. to prohibit 'Dukes of Hazzard' merch with Confederate flag

    06/24/2015 12:28:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    Thehill.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Mark Hensch
    The Confederate flag will disappear from merchandise of the popular 1980s television series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Warner Bros. announced Tuesday it will no longer sanction the production of any “Dukes of Hazzard” products displaying the controversial emblem. “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the Confederate flag on its roof – as it was seen in the TV series,” a spokesman for the company told Vulture on Tuesday evening.
  • James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash

    06/23/2015 6:01:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    The two-time Oscar winner, 61, worked on three James Cameron films, two 'Star Trek' movies and classics like 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'Apollo 13.' James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant.
  • Dick Van Patten has died

    06/23/2015 8:48:37 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 23 replies
    Just saw it on Foxnews | 6.22.15 | vladimir998
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  • Character Actor Tony Longo Dies at 53

    06/23/2015 9:00:35 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/22/2015 10:47pm PDT | by Mike Barnes
    Tony Longo, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound character actor who filled the screen in such films as Splash, Mulholland Drive and The Last Boy Scout, has died. He was 53. Longo died in his sleep in his home in Marina del Rey, his manager, Susan Ferris, announced. She said she received the news of his death on Sunday.
  • Dick Van Patten, of 'Eight Is Enough,' dead at 86

    06/23/2015 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Carmel Dagan
    Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86. Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. due to complications from diabetes. The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”
  • Actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars’ arrested after high-speed chase

    06/21/2015 4:05:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    A former child actor who starred in one of the “Star Wars” movie prequels faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase. Colleton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Strickland said Sunday deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was Jake Lloyd. He played young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/21/2015 1:57:43 PM PDT · by OddLane · 30 replies
    Macleans ^ | June 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • Jack Rollins Dies at 100; Managed Comedy Greats Like Woody Allen

    06/19/2015 2:01:25 PM PDT · by Borges · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/19/2015 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Jack Rollins, a producer and a sharp-eyed talent manager who saw more than a shy gag-writer in Woody Allen and believed that the manic improvisations of Robin Williams would crack up audiences, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 100. His daughter Susan Rollins confirmed his death. Mr. Rollins did not just boost fragile young egos. To his clients — who also included Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Lenny Bruce and the team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, an American pantheon of hilarity — he was a father-confessor, real estate agent, psychiatrist, marriage counselor and financial guru.
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/20/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 177 replies
    Maclean's ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for 'The 'Burbs', dies at age 62

    06/18/2015 10:56:47 PM PDT · by rikkir · 19 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 18, 2015
    Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at age 62, his family said Thursday. Peter Ducommun said his brother died on June 12 at a Vancouver, British Columbia, hospital after suffering from complications due to diabetes.