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  • Violence, profanity on the rise in kids' TV shows, study finds

    10/19/2019 5:23:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2019 | Christopher Vondracek
    Kids’ television shows aren’t what they used to be, an entertainment watchdog group says in a new report that notes a dramatic rise in violence and profanity in programs rated TV-PG. In TV programs sharing a comparable rating to Disney films, words such as “suck/blow,” “hell/damn” and “bitch” and voyeur-style violence are appearing increasingly, the Parents Television Council says in a study released Tuesday. The study compared 2017-2018 sweeps episodes rated TV-PG (appropriate for children with parental guidance) with similar programming from a decade earlier. It found that violence and foul language have crept into family programming without any resistance...
  • Barbra Streisand tweets cartoon of Nancy Pelosi impaling Trump with giant high heel

    10/19/2019 1:23:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Renowned entertainer Barbra Streisand tweeted a gruesome cartoon on Saturday in an apparent attempt to express her displeasure with President Trump during his ongoing feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The cartoon showed massive high heels, including one labeled "Pelosi." Impaled on the black heel was a tiny Trump with what looked like blood flowing from his chest. Streisand's tweet came after Trump and Pelosi faced off over a number of issues, with the latter leading an official impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Tensions seemed to flare on Wednesday when she stood during a White House meeting...
  • 'Hollywood Ripper' Michael Gargiulo should get the death penalty, jury says

    10/19/2019 6:56:59 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2019 | Vandana Rambaran |
    A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for the serial killer convicted of fatally stabbing two women -- one of whom was actor Ashton Kutcher's friend -- and attempting to kill a third in their Southern California homes.
  • NY Times Prints Op-Ed for Actor John Lithgow to Rant Embarrassing TDS

    10/18/2019 6:08:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Actor John Lithgow wrote an op-ed that appeared in Thursday's New York Times that comes off more like a therapy session of a very angry patient giving vent to his extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome. The surprising thing is that the Times editors seemed to have done nothing to tone down Lithgow's embarrassing rants. The result is the reader is put in the position of a therapist listening to the ranting of an Anger Management patient. His apparent expertise, according to the Times, is as author of the forthcoming poetry book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse. Lithgow's overflowing contempt is...
  • Trump Rips ‘Stupid’ Hollywood Elites: The Oscars ‘Failed’ Because ‘They Came After Us’

    10/18/2019 8:25:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2019 | HANNAH BLEAU
    [snip] “But look at all those cameras. That’s like the Academy Awards used to be before it failed. You know why it failed? You know why it failed?” Trump asked his supporters. “Because they came after us. That’s why it failed. It failed because they had stupid people saying horrible things about us. Stupid, stupid people,” Trump continued, noting that their ratings have “dropped like a rock” — something he loves seeing. “They are stupid people, and their ratings have dropped like a rock and I love seeing it, I’m telling you. Love it,” Trump said. “But no matter how...
  • Gal Gadot to star as Christian woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children in Holocaust film

    10/15/2019 12:29:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 2019 | Caleb Parke
    "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is set to play a real-life hero in a new movie she is also producing. The Israeli actress made the announcement Friday in a post on social media, saying she is "excited" to start a production company, Pilot Wave, with her husband, Yaron Varsano, and star in their first film "Irena Sendler," about a Polish nurse who ran an underground operation smuggling thousands of children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. “As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life," Gadot told Deadline. "Pilot Wave will create content...
  • Scotty Bowers, "Male Madame" to the Stars, Dies at 96

    10/15/2019 2:01:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:22 PM PDT 10/14/2019 by Gary Baum , Chris Gardner
    The industry's genial sex fixer — who claimed to arrange liaisons for everyone from Rock Hudson to Bette Davis — challenged Golden Age Hollywood's baseline-heterosexual conception of itself. Scotty Bowers, whose explicit, best-selling 2012 memoir revealed a covert realm of Golden Age Hollywood sexuality, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Laurel Canyon, documentary director Matt Tyrnauer told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 96. The former U.S. Marine and gas station attendant turned erotic fixer to the stars (including, he said, Katharine Hepburn and Rock Hudson) was the subject of an acclaimed 2017 documentary, Scotty and the Secret...
  • The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans - Greenfield

    10/14/2019 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon Oct 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans They’re not exposés, they’re cover-ups. Mon Oct 14, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 19 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Over 80 women accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of everything from harassment to rape. The drama of the case made the #MeToo movement go global. And you might think that there would be a movie in that. But years later, the closest we’ve come are rumors that Brad Pitt, who has his own history...
  • ‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter in Talks to Play Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’

    10/10/2019 7:21:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | October 10, 2019 | Dave McNary
    “Pose” star Billy Porter is in negotiations to join Camila Cabello in Sony’s reimagined musical version of “Cinderalla.” If the deal goes through, Porter will play Cinderella’s fairy godmother. Sony had no comment. Cabello came on to the project in April with “Blockers” director Kay Cannon attached to helm and pen the script. Cabello will be involved in the music for the project, which grew out of an original idea from James Corden. The film will be produced by Corden and Leo Pearlman through their Fulwell73 banner. The new “Cinderella” will be a music-oriented version of the traditional tale of...
  • Brie Larson Says Marvel Women Have ‘Passionately’ Told Kevin Feige They Want All-Female Movie

    10/09/2019 8:29:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Variety ^ | October 9, 2019 | Lorraine Wheat
    Long before the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe joined forces for the epic female scene in “Avengers: Endgame, Marvel had expressed interest in an all-women Marvel mashup movie. But after that scene in “Endgame,” fans have been asking when they’ll see the female movie hit theaters. Now, Brie Larson, one of Variety’s Power of Women honorees, confirms to Variety that she, along with her Marvel co-stars, have had talks with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about making that film a reality. During a sit-down interview at her Power of Women cover shoot, Captain Marvel herself was asked if the...
  • Alex Trebek Mulls Early Jeopardy! Exit, Reveals 'Diminished' Hosting Skills

    10/08/2019 7:35:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 8, 2019 | Rebecca Iannucci
    Despite his commitment to hosting Jeopardy! while undergoing cancer treatment, Alex Trebek has revealed that his skills behind the podium “have started to diminish.” In a new interview with the Canadian newsmagazine W5, Trebek spoke candidly about his future at Jeopardy!, acknowledging that the side effects of chemotherapy may cause him to leave the show earlier than anticipated. “I talk to the producers about this all the time now. I say, ‘Look, I’m slurring my words. My tongue doesn’t work as well as it used to,'” Trebek began. “The chemo has caused sores inside my mouth. It makes it difficult...
  • Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Backlash Against Friendship With George W. Bush: ‘Be Kind’

    10/08/2019 7:59:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 8, 2019 | ALTHEA LEGASPI
    Ellen DeGeneres addressed the backlash she received over the weekend after she was spotted laughing with former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys football game against the Green Bay Packers in Dallas, Texas. Photos circulated of the pair sitting together in the owner’s suite, which prompted some on social media to question why she would be hanging out with the former president, whose politics run counter to hers. “They thought, ‘Why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?,” DeGeneres said in a clip from the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “A lot of people were...
  • Jeff Daniels To Play Ex-FBI Director James Comey In CBS Studios Event Mini (tr)

    10/07/2019 9:23:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 4, 2019 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Jeff Daniels will star as former FBI director James Comey in a four-hour CBS Studios event miniseries based on A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, Comey’s New York Times No. 1 bestselling book. The seventh director of the FBI, Comey served from 2013-17, and his book covered his role in helping to change the Bush administration’s policies on torture and electronic surveillance to overseeing the Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, and before that his tenure as a prosecutor of terrorists, mobsters and Martha Stewart. Of course, a big part...
  • Director reveals he was offered money to replace Oscar-tipped actor with Down's syndrome in his..

    10/07/2019 5:48:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 11 replies
    DM ^ | 10/7/2019 | monica greep
    A director has revealed he was offered money to replace an actor with Down's syndrome in his film because he didn't have a 'marketable face'. Zack Gottsagen, 34, from Florida, appeared on This Morning alongside the director of his debut film The Peanut Butter Falcon - in which he plays a young man who follows his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Tyler Nilson, from North Carolina, revealed on the show that movie bosses weren't convinced the film would be profitable, and offered him a bigger budget if he changed the lead actor.
  • Dems Launch 'Impeachment Task Force' Comprised of Celebrities. Here's Who's Spearheading The Effort.

    10/06/2019 10:35:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    The Democratic Coalition is determined to help oust President Donald Trump, which is why they launched the "Impeachment Task Force," compromised of various celebrities. The goal of the "Task Force" is to provide political cover for Democrats wanting to hold Trump "accountable for his betrayal of America," Democratic Coalition co-founder Scott Dwork told Newsweek . Not surprisingly, the anti-Trump celebrities compromising the "Task Force" include actors and actresses who have been outspoken about their disdain for Trump. Confirmed members include comedian Rosie O'Donnell and actors Tom Arnold, Ron Perlman, George Takei, Debra Messing and Alyssa Milano. Other confirmed famous...
  • Celebrity 'Impeachment Task Force' Is Formed to Hold POTUS 'Accountable for Crimes'

    10/04/2019 11:52:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/03/2019 | Stephen Kruiser
    Something called "The Democratic Coalition" is taking themselves and their roles in the as-yet-to-happen impeachment inquiry very seriously. They are unleashing an internet "rapid response" force made up of celebrities and other people who have too much time on their hands.(snip) The task force, designed to lead rapid response to Trump during the impeachment inquiry, has confirmed members including comedian Rosie O'Donnell; actors Tom Arnold, Ron Perlman and George Takei; and actresses Debra Messing and Alyssa Milano, The Democratic Coalition's co-founder Scott Dworkin told Newsweek. The task force launched a fundraising effort and basic plan on Thursday. The group has...
  • Rachel Maddow Joins ‘Batwoman’ as Gotham Radio Host Vesper Fairchild

    10/04/2019 6:26:01 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Collider ^ | October 4, 2019 | VINNIE MANCUSO
    The CW’s Batwoman has added a surprising name to the call-sheet, as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow joins the cast. Maddow will take on the role of Vesper Fairchild, a snarky Gotham City radio and TV personality with ties to the superhero world in both the DC Comics source material and the CW’s Arrow-verse. In the comics, Vesper becomes romantically involved with Bruce Wayne before she is murdered on the orders Lex Luthor, who is the President of the United States at the time. Classic scenario. The character has a much smaller presence on the small screen, where she is only...
  • Diahann Carroll, Pioneering Actress on 'Julia' and 'Dynasty,' Dies at 84

    10/04/2019 9:27:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/4/2019 | Mike Barnes
    Diahann Carroll, the captivating singer and actress who came from the Bronx to win a Tony Award, receive an Oscar nomination and make television history with her turns on Julia and Dynasty, has died Friday. She was 84. Carroll was known as a Las Vegas and nightclub performer and for her performances on Broadway and in the Hollywood musicals Carmen Jones and Porgy & Bess when she was approached by an NBC executive to star as Julia Baker, a widowed nurse raising a young son, on the comedy Julia. As the sultry fashionista Dominique Deveraux ... Carroll played a much...
  • Trump Derangement D-Listers Announce Hollywood ‘Impeachment Task Force’(OH NOES!!!)

    10/04/2019 9:22:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/3/2019 | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    On October 4, various left-wing Hollywood celebrities and The Democratic Coalition announced the creation of their “Impeachment Task Force.” According to Newsweek, this nutty group of liberal activists from La La Land are "hellbent on holding president 'accountable for his betrayal of America.'" Who’s on the Impeachment Task Force? The usual suspects you see called out on Newsbusters practically every day: Tom Arnold, Debra Messing, Alyssa Milano, Rosie O'Donnell, Ron Perlman, and George Takei. This motley crew would be better described as the Trump Derangement D-Listers for the way they regularly beclown themselves on Twitter about politics. And now they've...
  • Box Office: 'Joker' Dances to Record $13.3M in Previews

    10/04/2019 7:54:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 4, 2019 | Pamela McClintock
    Previews of Warner Bros.' Joker lit up the U.S. box office on Thursday night, earning an impressive $13.3 million. The R-rated supervillain pic, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, easily sets a new preview record for the month of October, besting last year's Venom ($10 million). It began screening at 4 p.m. local time. Joker has sparked sparked headlines for its dark themes and violence, prompting theaters across the country to ramp up security and warn parents that the film isn't an ordinary superhero pic (the usual DC title card doesn't even appear in the credits). To date,...