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  • Smaller Chains And Indie Theaters Join Fox Searchlight In ‘Birth’ Voter Registration Drive

    09/26/2016 7:33:25 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    A plethora of smaller theater chains and independent theaters, but none of the biggest exhibitors, joined Fox Searchlight Pictures in opening their lobbies to a voter registration drive associated with promotional screenings and the opening of The Birth Of A Nation on October 7. Fox on Monday announced a roster of participants that included Bowtie Cinemas, Marcus Theatres and Movie Taverns, among others. But power players like AMC, Regal and Cinemark were not on the list. Backers of the registration drive included public interest organizations like the League Of Women Voters and the National Coalition Of Black Civic Participation. The...
  • 'Playing guns,' spaghetti Westerns and our violent gun culture

    09/26/2016 5:11:12 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 26 sept 2016 | John Blades
    I grew up with guns. Along with my boyhood pals, I grew up coveting, collecting and running wild with guns. "Let's play guns!" was our sham battle cry during those innocent years, the 1940s and '50s. While girls were jumping rope and playing jacks, we boys were shooting up the neighborhood. Depending on the season, we were just as likely to have been playing baseball, basketball or football. But "guns" was our sport for all seasons, fair weather and foul, indoors and out. From prekindergarten years until adolescence, guns had a powerful grip on our imaginations and our sporting lives,...
  • How the West wasn't white: Building a diverse 'Magnificent 7'

    09/23/2016 8:11:16 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 108 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 9-23-2016 | Josh Rottenberg
    “The western constantly changes depending on where we are as a society,” Fuqua explained. “What I wanted to do was bring it up to date and show people it’s an exciting genre. It represents who we are, what the promise of the United States is supposed to be.” The 1960 “Magnificent Seven” — itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic “Seven Samurai” — had featured white actors in even some of the non-Caucasian roles, with Eli Wallach playing the bandit leader Calvera and Horst Buchholz as a young Mexican gunslinger named Chico. In Fuqua’s remake, by contrast, four of...
  • California Enacts Law Requiring IMDB to Remove Actor Ages on Request

    09/24/2016 8:20:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 24, 2016 | Ryan Parker and Jonathan Handel
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation that requires certain entertainment sites, such as IMDb, to remove an actor’s age upon request. The law applies to database sites that are used by the industry to make hiring decisions, which includes IMDb and the Studio System. In order to make the request, a membership to IMDb is required, which is open to all to apply. “Even though it is against both federal and state law, age discrimination persists in the entertainment industry,” Majority Leader Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, said in a statement. “AB 1687 provides the necessary tools to remove age...
  • Kim Kardashian 'on the fence' on voting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump

    09/23/2016 1:46:21 PM PDT · by GilGil · 74 replies
    EW ^ | 9/23/2016 | Danielle Jackson
    In the past, Kim Kardashian has been pretty vocal about her support for Hillary Clinton. But in a recent interview with Wonderland Magazine, the reality star revealed she’s now “on the fence” about her presidential pick, thanks to a few conversations she’s had with Caitlyn Jenner. “At first I thought, ‘Oh my god, I’m so Hillary [Clinton],’ but I had a long political call with Caitlyn last night about why she’s voting Trump. I’m on the fence,” she purportedly said in an excerpt posted by The Evening Standard.
  • She’s with it! She’s hip! Look who Team Hillary landed for today’s fundraiser

    09/22/2016 1:33:07 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 77 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Sept. 22, 2016 | Sarah D.
    You thought “The West Wing” cast was a big coup? Well, it turns out that Team Hillary’s got an even bigger gun to bust out: (Michael Bolton performing at Kaine event; tweets at link.)
  • Designated Survivor (Cabinet Member Becomes President)

    09/21/2016 8:28:35 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 63 replies
    Designated Survivor - a new series based on the concept of a Cabinet member becoming President. Kiefer Sutherland is outstanding as new President Tim Kirland after the Capitol and top-level US leadership is wiped out in a bomb blast.
  • Ellen DeGeneres Whines Over ‘Amazing’ Hillary Clinton Being Held to ‘Different Standard’

    09/21/2016 6:28:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | | September 21, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT | By Kyle Drennen |
    During her softball interview with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on Monday, self-avowed Hillary Clinton supporter Ellen DeGeneres bemoaned a supposed double standard against the former Secretary of State: “So Hillary is, it seems – and I've said this before – that she is held to a different standard than Donald Trump is. Would you agree with that?” Kaine predictably agreed: “Yeah, I think that's true.” DeGeneres continued: “...because she’s an amazing woman but there's so much judgment on her charm, her personality, whatever...” Kaine lamented: “Do you smile enough? You know, ‘She doesn't look presidential, does she fellas?’...
  • 'West Wing' cast to campaign for Clinton

    09/21/2016 5:10:26 PM PDT · by reagandemocrat · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 21, 2016
    Washington (CNN)The cast of "The West Wing" is back -- but this time, instead of the fictional Jed Bartlet, they're backing a different Democrat for president. Members of the massively popular NBC drama will appear with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at several events in Ohio on Saturday and Sunday. Actors Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina and Mary McCormack will make campaign stops in the Mahoning Valley, Cleveland, Sandusky and Toledo areas on Saturday, and in the Dayton and Columbus areas on Sunday. Joss Whedon's Avengers take shots at Trump in get out the vote video...
  • Curtis Hanson, Oscar-winning filmmaker, dead at 71

    09/21/2016 7:20:40 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept., 21, 2016
    Curtis Hanson, Oscar-winning filmmaker, dead at 71 Academy Award-winning filmmaker Curtis Hanson, perhaps best known for his acclaimed neo-noir drama "L.A. Confidential," has died. He was 71. Hanson was found unresponsive in his home Tuesday, according to Officer Liliana Preciado, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. He died of natural causes, she said. Hanson won an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay of 1997's "L.A. Confidential," which he also directed. He also directed "8 Mile," a drama about Detroit's underground rap scene starring Eminem; the nanny-from-hell thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"; "The River Wild," a wilderness thriller...
  • Why People Say This Disney Costume is Cultural Appropriation [writer is an idiot]

    09/20/2016 7:11:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
    <p>You may have heard that there’s a new Disney princess coming and her name is Moana and basically everybody thinks she’s going to be totally awesome — and that Disney was getting early props for bringing some diversity to the princess landscape with its first Polynesian royal daughter.</p>
  • ‘Sherlock’ Actress Amanda Abbington Claims Her Purse Was Stolen At The 2016 Emmys

    09/20/2016 10:02:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | September 19, 2016 11:09 AM
    According to the British actress, her handbag was taken from underneath her chair while she went to accept an award during the ceremony. Abbington took to Twitter on Sunday evening to post about the incident. Thanks for the lovely tweets re; the Emmy's. So pleased we won! Cool, right? — amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) September 19, 2016 However, we went up to collect the Emmy, did some press, came back to my seat and some bastard had nicked my purse from under my seat. Nice
  • Revealed! Superstar Actor Raped Child Star Corey Haim

    09/20/2016 9:10:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 232 replies
    Radar On Line ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Dylan Howard
    Hollywood is poised to out the A-list star who raped tragic ’80s child star Corey Haim and has brazenly gotten away with the abuse for almost three decades. RadarOnline is choosing not to name the superstar sexual predator at this time, but can reveal that he is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. The closeted perv has never come out as gay — and even has children of his own. But in truth, the star behind the family-man facade is an evil monster who has led an extraordinarily twisted double-life. “This dirty little secret is an open...
  • Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt after 12 years together and requests custody [tr]

    09/20/2016 7:49:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 147 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. TMZ reports that the actress filed papers on Monday citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and asking for physical custody of the couple's six children. The pair began dating in 2004 and were married in August 2014.
  • Corey Haim's A-list rapist may finally be named — what took so long?

    09/20/2016 5:20:09 AM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    She Knows ^ | September 19, 2016 | Caroline Goddard
    Hollywood's child sex ring is about to be blown wide open, thanks to Corey Haim's deathbed confession A tabloid is reporting that one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces is a child rapist and will soon be outed. Shocking? Yes. Surprising? Hardly. Because former child stars have been talking about this for years. It was a horrifying moment in one of TV's most oddly compelling reality shows when, on The Two Coreys, Corey Haim broke down revealing he was raped as a kid. After Haim's 2010 death, Corey Feldman elaborated that his friend was raped by a Hollywood bigwig at just...
  • Jeb Bush Appears as Uber Driver in Emmys Opening Gag

    09/19/2016 5:29:33 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 30 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 09/19/2016 | n/a
    Bush appeared in the skit dressed as a limo driver hailed by Kimmel as he frantically sought a ride to the annual television awards show in downtown Los Angeles. "I'm in between jobs right now," says Bush, sporting a cap. "You know you can make $12 an hour driving for Uber?" He then asks Kimmel what it's like to be nominated -- a self-effacing nod to his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, which was eventually won by Donald Trump.
  • Emmys 2016: Jimmy Kimmel enlists Jeb Bush to help skewer Donald Trump at Emmys

    09/18/2016 5:53:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/18/16
    .....a bit starring Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel, who was being driven in O. J. Simson’s Ford Bronco, trying to get to the big show. But the edgy tone had been set. After hitching rides with the cast of Modern “Family” and James Corden, Kimmel wound up in a limo driven by former presidential candidate Jeb Bush. ...Upon learning Kimmel was nominated for an Emmy, Bush gave him some advice. “If you run a positive campaign, the voters will ultimately make the right choice,” Bush deadpanned before adding, “Jimmy, that was a joke, and shave that wig off your face you...
  • Sound of Music 'Liesl' actress Charmian Carr dies

    09/18/2016 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    bbc.com ^ | September 18, 2016 | staff
    American actress Charmian Carr, who played the eldest von Trapp daughter Liesl in the film The Sound of Music, has died aged 73. Carr died in Los Angeles after complications from a rare form of dementia, her representative said. In her role in the 1965 film, she famously performed the song Sixteen Going on Seventeen. After leaving the film industry, Carr ran an interior design firm in California. Her mother had arranged for her to audition for the role, although she had had no singing or acting lessons. Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music was a massive hit, at...
  • 'Cry-Baby' Star 'Hatchet-Face' Dead At 60

    09/15/2016 4:14:53 PM PDT · by billorites · 35 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 15, 2016 | TMZ staff
    Kim McGuire who played Mona 'Hatchet-Face' Malnorowski alongside Johnny Depp in "Cry-Baby" has died. Kim's husband, Gene, tells TMZ Kim fell ill earlier this week and was taken to a Florida hospital Tuesday. Gene says docs discovered Kim had a bad case of pneumonia and put her in the ICU. However, Kim didn't take well to treatment and she went into cardiac arrest twice ... passing away on Wednesday. McGuire's most well-known role was in "Cry-Baby" but she also made appearances on TV. She later went on to become an attorney. Kim was 60 years old. R.I.P.
  • Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

    08/17/2016 2:52:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 17, 2016
    Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is the 33rd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty new players - no returning players - divided into two tribes of ten players each, divided by age. Survivor: New Millennials vs. Gen X cast and twists revealed This season will be held in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. This is a different place than where Survivor: Fiji was held. The...
  • Miss Sloane Official Trailer - Teaser (2016) - Jessica Chastain Movie [Anti-Gun Hollyweird Fantasy]

    09/13/2016 4:47:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2016 | Staff
    Starring: Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill Miss Sloane Official Trailer - Teaser (2016) - Jessica Chastain Movie An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
  • SHOCK: Raunchy MTV Show has Susan B. Anthony Pleasuring Main Character

    09/13/2016 11:48:19 AM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | September 13, 2016 | 2:40 EDT | By Karen Townsend
    In Monday night’s episode of Mary and Jane, titled “Girl on Gurl,” the character of a quirky “feminist mobile librarian” tries to inspire Paige (Jessica Rothe) with the memory of Susan B. Anthony, but it goes horribly wrong... In this episode, Paige is frustrated that a seventh grade classmate has moved to town and begun her own marijuana delivery service, rivaling Paige’s business. The feminist librarian tells her to be more like Susan B. Anthony when Paige seeks advice – “Girls compete with each other, women empower each other,” she says. This woman pedals around on her mobile feminist library...
  • South Park Mocks Colin Kaepernick In New Season 20 Promo

    09/13/2016 1:30:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Pop Culture Now ^ | 9/12/16 | Hunter Miller
    On Wednesday night, South Park will be returning for its 20th season. The season premiere will feature a song that makes fun of San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter supporters who have rallied behind him. The Comedy Central animated series is always quick to give its take on the highly-controversial topics of society. The 30-second promo for the upcoming season shows the citizens of South Park singing a humorously different version of the National Anthem. The new lyrics are... Colin Kaepernick is great Cops are pigs, cops are pigs Wait, someone just took my...
  • “Overheated” Hillary Clinton Still Set For Hollywood Fundraisers This Week

    09/11/2016 12:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 11, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Hillary Clinton suddenly exited the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in NYC today suffering from being “overheated,” according to her campaign, but the ex-Secretary of State is still coming out West to rake in some Hollywood dough on Tuesday. “Nothing has changed in the Secretary’s schedule,” a source very close to the Clinton campaign told Deadline Sunday. After flying into the Bay Area and hitting up Silicon Valley wallets on Monday, the Democratic Presidential candidate is set for big ticket Los Angeles fundraisers at Seth MacFarlane and Barry Diller’s homes on September 13. Ex-Disney boss Michael Eisner and wife Jane are among...
  • Sully Review: Eastwood’s Latest Takes on the Heroic Captain Sullenberger

    09/10/2016 7:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2016 | John Hanlon
    The story of Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger could’ve been fodder for a predictable inspirational film that ends with the main character climatically saving 155 lives (including his own) onboard a disabled plane. But director Clint Eastwood isn’t known for taking that route. As a director, he’s known for asking larger questions and he’s done so in movies likeFlags of our Fathers(2006) and the controversialAmerican Sniper(2014). He’s continued that route withSully, a feature that daringly presents the Captain as an introspective man who faced off againsthis critics after his incredible act of heroism.Tom Hanks stars as the title character, a pilot who faced...
  • Star Trek premiered 50 years ago today

    09/08/2016 1:09:11 PM PDT · by Borges · 174 replies
    New Yorker | 9/8/2016 | Manu Saadia
    http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-enduring-lessons-of-star-trek
  • 'Ben-Hur' Faces Epic $120M Loss as Summer's Biggest Box-Office Bust

    09/08/2016 12:45:52 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 88 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/8/2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Ben-Hur? More like Ben-Horrendous. The ancient tale directed by Timur Bekmambetov is officially the biggest bust of summer 2016 and is on track to lose an epic $120 million or more, according to sources close to the film and multiple box-office analysts consulted by The Hollywood Reporter. The Paramount/MGM release has grossed just $54.1 million to date at the global box office since its mid-August debut, including a dismal $25 million domestically. While it has several major foreign markets yet to open, the film is fading fast and will have a hard time getting past $75 million globally, say knowledgeable...
  • Hollywood Democrats Nervous as Clinton-Trump Polls Tighten: ‘I’m Freaked Out’

    09/07/2016 6:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Wrap ^ | September 7, 2016 | Itay Hod
    One Clinton supporter is “bugging all my friends to do something” Hollywood Democrats are getting nervous about recent polls that show the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tightening. “I’m freaked out,” David Schneiderman, co-owner and founder of Seismic Productions and prominent Clinton supporter, told TheWrap. “I now post stuff on Facebook every day bugging all my friends to do something. No one wants to wake up to Donald Trump on November 8.” A Tuesday CNN/ORC poll showing Trump leading Clinton in a head-to-head match for the first time in six weeks caught some of Clinton’s staunchest industry supporters...
  • Historic Beverly Hills mansion where The Godfather was filmed for sale ~ $195 million

    09/07/2016 2:21:26 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 28 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 09/07/216 | Regina F. Graham
    The Beverly House is located just a few blocks from Sunset Boulevard and is set on six acres of land. The sprawling estate, built in the 1920s, appears in several films including The Bodyguard - The Kennedys, Rihanna and the Prince of Monaco are among the property's famous guests. Estate includes a 50,000 square foot house, cascading waterfalls and a two-story library...
  • Glenn Beck’s Dying Empire Gives Up on the Hollywood Dream

    09/07/2016 1:06:59 PM PDT · by MNDude · 91 replies
    Glenn Beck’s financially troubled multimedia empire took another hit over Labor Day Weekend as Beck announced that Mercury Radio Arts, his privately held umbrella company, has abruptly stopped producing scripted film and television projects under his once-cherished subsidiary American Dream Labs. In a statement posted on his website, Beck characterized the apparent shutdown as a “divorce” because American Dream Labs “needs to exist separate and apart from Mercury in order to spread its wings.” The demise of the Beck subsidiary is the latest troubling development for a once-flourishing enterprise that in the past year has terminated nearly half its estimated...
  • Brad Pitt On Trump Supporters: ‘I Try To Understand Where They’re Coming From’

    09/07/2016 12:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Entertainment Tonight Canada ^ | September 7, 2016 | Rachel West
    While he finds Donald Trump’s popularity unbelievable, Brad Pitt is trying to understand why people are supporting the Republican presidential candidate. “I can’t bring myself to think that Trump will be in charge. In the simplest terms, what brings us together is good, and what separates us is bad,” the 52-year-old actor tells The New York Times’ T Magazine. Pitt quotes the Oscar-winning film “The Big Short” and says, “When things are going wrong and we can’t find the reason for it, we just start creating enemies.” “You gotta understand,” he tells the magazine, “that it’s also in our DNA....
  • Controversial Moments Hidden In Disney Movies

    09/07/2016 11:24:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2016 | Looper
    When you think of Disney movies, you think of safe, wholesome fun for the entire family. But based on this list, maybe instead you should think about sad orphans and the literal embodiment of death appearing in a man's eyes shortly before he meets his grisly demise. Here are some of the most controversial moments hidden in Disney movies...
  • Hollywood inequality is 'entrenched', study suggests

    09/07/2016 9:35:41 AM PDT · by Ennis85
    BBC News ^ | 7th September 2016 | BBC News
    Dubai Municipality has, for the first time in the Middle East, launched a robot as a rescuer on public beaches for the security and safety of beach-goers in the emirate. Alya Al Harmoudi, Director of the Environment Department at DM, said: "The move is also in response to Dubai government directives to keep up with the latest technologies and innovations in this area as well as to ensure that all the necessary requirements and precautions are in place to enhance the rescue operations on the public beaches of Dubai." The robot, which can reach a speed of 35 Kph, or...
  • Hugh O'Brian, actor who played Wyatt Earp, dies at 91

    09/05/2016 6:15:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2016 | Dennis McLellan
    Hugh O'Brian, who helped tame the Wild West as the star of TV's “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” and was the founder of a long-running youth leadership development organization, has died. He was 91.
  • Safe space alert: Triggering comedy from the late, great Gene Wilder is a-nearer

    09/01/2016 8:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 1, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Gene Wilder, star and writer of some of Hollywood’s greatest comedy classics, passed away this week at 83 years of age from complications of Alzheimer’s. He partnered with Mel Brooks for the best work both of them have done, including the original version of The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and one of my all-time favorite films, Blazing Saddles. Those films and others have long been in rotation on the movie channels and even on cable and broadcast outlets, albeit with heavy editing, but have been absent from the big screen for decades. Those who never caught Blazing Saddles on the big...
  • 'Arrival': Venice Review [Upcoming Sci-Fi Movie]

    09/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5:04 AM PDT 9/1/2016 | by David Rooney
    <p>Just what we need in these fractured times — a smart parable about open-mindedness and unification.</p> <p>Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner play academics enlisted by the military to make contact when alien spacecraft land on Earth in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama.</p>
  • New Documentary Is Wrong: The ‘Star Wars’ Prequels Are Just Plain Bad

    08/31/2016 6:56:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | August 29, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    A new documentary is challenging Star Wars fans to unlearn what they have learned about the awful prequels that ruined our childhoods and stole our innocence about future Star Wars films. Not that I’m bitter. Anyway, a handful of prequels fans decided a few years ago to crowdfund The Prequels Strike Back, a documentary that is supposed to give people a fresh new perspective on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, based on scholarly commentary from no less than arts expert Camille Paglia and Jonathan Young, a Joseph Campbell scholar.
  • "Willy Wonka" star Gene Wilder Dead at 83, Family Says

    08/29/2016 6:40:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 29 AUGUST 2016 | SANDY COHEN - AP
    OS ANGELES -- Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83. Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer's disease. Jordan Walker-Pearlman said in a statement that Wilder was diagnosed with the disease three years ago, but kept the condition private so as not to disappoint fans. "He simply couldn't bear the idea of one less smile in the world,"...
  • Nearly Naked Hillary Clinton Portrayed as the "Beast" in Hollywood Street Art

    08/29/2016 5:17:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | Paul Bond
    Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night, also has targeted Leonardo DiCaprio and Nate Parker in previously displayed art. Hillary Clinton is tattooed and mostly naked in Hollywood. About 20 posters featuring an unflattering image of the Democratic nominee for president were hung Monday morning in the area by Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night. His...
  • Gene Wilder, ‘Willie Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83.

    08/29/2016 12:27:39 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 276 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/29/2016 | Richard Natale
    Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1989.
  • Gene Wilders gone

  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    08/29/2016 9:34:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/29/2016
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers" and another man.</p> <p>History spokeswoman Susan Ievoli confirmed Monday that 52-year-old Darrell Ward died Sunday in the fiery crash on the shoulder of Interstate 90, southeast of Missoula.</p>
  • Ann Coulter told to 'kill yourself' at Comedy Central Rob Lowe roast

    08/28/2016 9:43:33 AM PDT · by Boomer · 50 replies
    Fox News Entertainment ^ | 8.28.16 | Sean Daly
    Ann Coulter was encouraged to commit suicide during Saturday’s taping of “The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe.” “Ann is one of the most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-face b----es alive,” British comedian Jimmy Carr declared, as audience members cheered. “It’s not too late to change, Ann. You could kill yourself!” The conservative commentator — eager to promote her new book, “In Trump We Trust” — was one of nine celebrities invited to take pot shots at the star of “The West Wing” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.”
  • Forbes Hollywood rich list: who are Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone?

    08/28/2016 2:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Bradshaw
    The Forbes list of the world’s richest actresses provides a heaven-sent opportunity to slaver over photos of beautiful women and very large sums of money: solemnly recorded figures that can really be no more than intelligent guesswork. In pretty much the same spirit, Forbes regularly provides an enjoyable ranking of the richest fictional people, from Jay Gatsby to Smaug, complete with estimated dollar amounts. This year, Jennifer Lawrence is top of the actress list, with a supposed pre-tax income of $46m. Melissa McCarthy comes in second with a putative $33m and Scarlett Johansson gets bronze with what could plausibly be...
  • Everything About Hollywood Is Terrible

    08/25/2016 5:24:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    In recent days, a bunch of entertainment industry denizens gathered together behind a phalanx of armed guards at Justin Timberlake’s mansion to sip chardonnay and celebrate Hillary Clinton’s commitment to the poor and gun control. She came out of witness protection long enough to pocket some cash before returning to her previously scheduled indifference to the people flooded out in Louisiana. In Martha’s Vineyard, Barack Obama donned his mom shorts to chip some balls with that tiresome guy from Curb Your Enthusiasm before petulantly visiting the waterlogged South. And noted disaster logistics specialist Samuel L. Jackson smirked over a photo...
  • 'A drunk, a liar and a slut' - Birth of a Nation director was accused of dragging co-ed' [tr]

    08/24/2016 12:04:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Laura Collins
    Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker was accused by a prosecutor of using his successful rape defense to characterize his 18-year-old alleged victim as a 'drunk, a liar and a slut'. The prosecuting attorney at the rape trial launched a furious attack in his closing speech on the defense lodged by Parker, who had been accused of raping her with his friend in their college dorm. The trial in 2001 had heard a racially-charged defense, which included how Parker accused a policeman of being motivated by racism to pursue the case against him and his roommate, Jean Celestin, who...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Bows Out of Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

    08/22/2016 8:28:00 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Leonardo DiCaprio has backed out of a pricey fundraiser lunch for Hillary Clinton that the actor had been scheduled to host at his Los Angeles home this week. Pop star Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel will instead host the event at their home. .......snip......... But the timing of DiCaprio’s cancellation comes as the actor’s environmental-focused charitable organization, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, was linked to a $3 billion Malaysian embezzlement scheme in news reports last week. The foundation — which focuses on climate change initiatives and hosts a glitzy annual party for hundreds of A-list celebrities and dignitaries —...
  • For Freepers that enjoy James Bond movies

    08/21/2016 4:09:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    This is for any James Bond fan. Ian Fleming's films exposed us to the Globalist control freaks (like George Soros) as "Spectre" in the James Bond series long before most of us really understood it.  Anyway Ken Adam did an outstanding job showing us the criminal Gloablist elite in their armored redoubts and deep underground military bunkers.  This 3 minute video shows his movie sets from Goldfinger to Moonraker.  Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jcKdVvQVJs  
  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • Film review: Ben-Hur

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston Movie HD There’s a reason why the most classic films rarely get revisited. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was probably doomed from the start, given the fact that most of the original film’s fans from its 1984 release are still around, even without the ill-advised politicization that took place after the mediocre trailers hit YouTube. I saw the new Ghostbusters a few weeks ago; it was not as bad as some say or as good as its defenders claim. It was a mediocrity, and an expensive one at that.Even more so...