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  • Matt Lauer Fired for Inappropriate Behavior - Just Announced!!!!

    11/29/2017 4:04:27 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 254 replies
    Vanity | 11/29/17 | Tenacious1
    Just saw on Today show. Matt Lauer Fired!!!
  • Olivia Wilde Has a Thanksgiving Day Message for Ivanka Trump

    11/24/2017 7:15:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | November 24, 2017 | Char Adams
    On Thanksgiving Day, Olivia Wilde is fighting for thousands of DREAMers. The 33-year-old actress called out Ivanka Trump in a Thanksgiving Day Instagram post after realizing the businesswoman is following her on the social media app. Wilde asked the president’s daughter, 36, to use her White House influence to advocate for a “CLEAN Dream Act” — an unaltered version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (also known as DACA). “I see you’re following me on Instagram. This Thanksgiving I would be grateful if you use the influence you have to advocate for a CLEAN Dream Act by December,”...
  • RFD-TV Stands Alone in Seeking Out Rural and Senior Viewers

    11/23/2017 9:31:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Valley News ^ | November 23, 2017 | Emily Yahr, The Washington Post
    In the Nashville offices of RFD-TV, a network focused on agriculture and the rural lifestyle, there are hundreds of thousands of letters from fans. The notes, stacked in thick binders, were sent to the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, when Verizon Fios decided to remove the channel from its lineup. “My husband and I, being seniors, loved to watch the RFD-TV channel. The channel has good clean wholesome programs and we don’t have to feel embarrassed if company should stop by.” “I am very angered with Verizon Fios TV for removing RFD TV from their lineup. Viewing farm and ranch-related...
  • 30 Years Later, the Max Headroom TV Hackers Remain at Large

    11/22/2017 12:17:23 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 18 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | November 22, 2017 | Brian Menegus
    For 25 seconds in 1987, in the middle of WGN-TV anchor Dan Roan’s sportscast, thousands of Chicagoans’ feeds were replaced with a low analog whine and the eery image of a masked man nodding over and over as if in a state of mania. “If you’re wondering what’s happened, so am I,” Roan said to his audience once WGN regained control of the signal. What he couldn’t have known is that the rest of the world would still be wondering to this day.9:14pm CST today marks 30 years since one of the most unusual hacks in history: the Max Headroom...
  • Jeffrey Tambor Exits Transparent, Slams 'Politicized Atmosphere' on Set

    11/19/2017 4:29:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 19, 2017 | Ryan Schwartz
    Maura Pfefferman’s journey has come to a premature end. Jeffrey Tambor has announced that he will not return to Transparent for its upcoming fifth season. He issued the following statement to our sister site Deadline: Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea...
  • Joy Reid Tears Into Pastor Mark Burns For Defending Roy Moore: ‘Aren’t You a Moral Leader?’

    11/18/2017 11:20:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 18, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Remember Pastor Mark Burns? He’s the black Trump-supporting pastor who tweeted out a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface. Following that firestorm, he memorably walked out of a CNN interview last September after he was confronted over exaggerating and lying on his bio. Well, he’s back, as he’s been tasked with appearing on TV to defend Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in the wake of the teen sex abuse scandal. And as you’d imagine, his appearances have been off the rails. This morning, he showed up on MSNBC’s AM Joy and really got into it with host Joy Reid....
  • Lena Dunham Slammed for Defending Accused Rapist

    11/18/2017 10:40:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Christine Burroni
    Social media has unleashed on Lena Dunham for her decision to defend a “Girls” producer accused of rape. “You wrote me an email of support a few weeks ago and now you defend a rapist? WTF @lenadunham?” tweeted actress Asia Argento, who is now one of the dozens of women who have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Dunham and her co-showrunner Jenni Konner, released a joint statement on Friday defending producer Murray Miller who has been accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau when she was 17. He was 35 at the time of the alleged incident.
  • GLAAD: TV's LGBTQ Representation Is at a High But Still Needs More Diversity

    11/09/2017 6:30:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 9, 2017 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” report for a second consecutive year forecasts an all-time high in the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) characters on TV, and for the first time ever was able to tally characters who identify as non-binary and asexual. That said, there are still strides to be made when it comes to the diversity and perceived expendability of LGBTQ characters. “The LGBTQ characters who make it to TV screens tend to be white gay men,” notes GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, whereas LGBTQ women actually outnumber men and bisexuals in the...
  • Bill Clinton compares Trump's fake news rhetoric to ‘dictators club’ tactics

    11/08/2017 8:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday expressed concern that President Trump's rhetoric reflects the same values as dictators around the world. Clinton said on the late night show "Conan", that the world’s dictators all want to blur the line between fact and fiction. "They figure if you don’t know what’s true and you don’t think you can ever know that, pretty soon everybody will accept the fact that democracy is no longer possible," Clinton told host Conan O'Brien. “Are you talking about foreign countries now or here?” O’Brien asked. “That chilled me to the bone for a second.” Clinton hesitated....
  • Anti-Defamation League Blasts Larry David’s Concentration Camp ‘SNL’ Jokes (tr)

    11/05/2017 1:59:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 5, 2017 | Greg Evans
    The Anti-Defamation League says Larry David’s Saturday Night Live monologue – in which the Curb Your Enthusiasm creator pondered his dating options in a concentration camp – was “offensive, insensitive & unfunny all at same time.” The ADL’s stance, tweeted by the organization’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, was in line with plenty of Twitterers who started slamming the bit before the show’s cast made its goodnights. “He managed to be offensive, insensitive & unfunny all at the same time Quite a feat,” wrote Greenblatt. Jonathan Greenblatt ✔ @JGreenblattADL Watched #LarryDavid #SNL monologue this AM. He managed to be offensive, insensitive &...
  • Lord of the Rings TV Series Adaptation Eyed, With Amazon a Potential Home

    11/04/2017 7:37:48 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 4, 2017 | Dave Nemetz
    Has Amazon found the Game of Thrones it’s been seeking? A Lord of the Rings TV series is in the very early development stages, according to The Hollywood Reporter, from Warner Bros. Television, whose feature-film division produced the LOTR movies. There’s no writer attached to the project yet — Warner Bros. is still looking to nail down the rights from the estate of book author J.R.R. Tolkien — but Amazon Studios has already emerged as an potential home. Rings, of course, has already been adapted into a trilogy of films directed by Peter Jackson, which grossed nearly $3 billion at...
  • ‘Twilight Zone’ Series Reboot In Works At CBS All Access

    11/02/2017 3:01:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 2, 2017 | Dade Hayes and Patrick Hipes
    CBS boss Leslie Moonves said during the company’s earnings call with investors today that it is rebooting the iconic TV series The Twilight Zone to stream on CBS All Access, its SVOD service that features the new Star Trek: Discovery. The streaming service has been ramping up its original series auspices, already airing Season 1 of The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight starring Christine Baranksi. Moonves said CBS was aiming for the same kind of leveraging of classic TV as Star Trek: Discovery, which spurred strong signups when it premiered and has already been renewed for a second season....
  • 24’ Franchise Eyes Comeback At Fox With Female-Led Legal Thriller Drama (tr)

    11/01/2017 11:26:28 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 1, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    Fox is developing a potential new incarnation of its Emmy-winning drama series that would have a female lead and take the real-time format of the terrorism-themed original and apply it to a different arena, criminal justice. The project, which has received a script commitment, hails from 24 franchise executive producers Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, as well as former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies, 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV. Doner will write the script with Gordon, who ran the original series. Details about the premise are sketchy, but I hear that the...
  • FX’s ‘Pose’: Ryan Murphy Sets Largest Transgender Cast Ever For Scripted Series

    10/25/2017 2:38:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 25, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    Ryan Murphy is making TV history with his latest FX drama Pose, assembling the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever for a scripted series. The five transgender actors were cast after a six-month nationwide search led by casting director Alexa Fogel. They are MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross. All will be playing transgender characters. Also cast in the series are Ryan Jamaal Swain, Billy Porter and Dyllon Burnside. Set in the 1980s, Pose looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of...
  • 'Magnum P.I.’ Reboot In the Works At CBS

    10/20/2017 7:10:51 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 125 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 20, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    CBS has shelled out a big pilot production commitment to Magnum P.I., an update of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series set in Hawaii. It hails from Peter Lenkov, CBS/CBS Studios’ go-to writer for rebooting iconic procedurals who has successfully revived Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver, and Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist). Co-written by Lenkov and fellow Hawaii Five-0 executive producer/showrunner Eric Guggenheim, Magnum P.I. will feature the same central quartet of characters but, instead of four guys, it will consist of three men and a woman, with Higgins (played by John Hillerman) reconceived as Juliet Higgins. CBS/CBS Studios took a similar...
  • Chelsea Handler’s Netflix Talk Show To End After 2 Seasons; Comedian Sets Documentary

    10/18/2017 4:11:37 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Deadline ^ | Nellie Andreeva
    Chelsea Handler just announced on Facebook that she will not be returning for another season of Chelsea, her weekly Netflix talk show. Handler said she is planning to focus on activism, write a book and partner with Netflix on an original documentary that highlights her perspective on the current political climate. Chelsea marked Netflix’s foray into the comedy talk show arena. New half-hour episodes were released three times a week in Season 1 before Handler switched to an hourlong weekly show format in the current second season. The show developed a following as Handler’s fans found her on the new...
  • Roy Dotrice, Nimble British Actor Familiar on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 94

    10/17/2017 8:00:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Robert D. McFadden
    Roy Dotrice, a British stage, film and television actor who began performing as a prisoner of war in Germany and worked in Britain and America for six decades, notably in one-man shows portraying Abe Lincoln, the diarist John Aubrey and other historical figures, died on Monday at his home in London. He was 94... While he kept a home in London, Mr. Dotrice lived in Los Angeles and worked mostly in the United States after 1980. He appeared in New York stage productions of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” (1985) and Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” (1991). On film, he...
  • Pop Culture, Commercials, and White Guys

    10/15/2017 2:57:41 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 119 replies
    Declination ^ | Oct 14, 2017 | Dystopic
    Pop Culture, Commercials, and White Guys by Dystopic | Oct 14, 2017 | Culture War, SJWs | 12 comments It isn’t difficult to find people complaining about how “people of color” are treated in America today. Turn on the TV, and you’ll see highly-paid NFL players lamenting this. White liberals are constantly bashing “whiteness”, and attending lectures and classes wherein white people are variously termed devils, demons, oppressors, or some other thing. It is the same for men in general, as opposed to women. Whites, and white men in particular, are generally seen as squares. They can’t dance, can’t sing,...
  • Hillary Clinton tricked into saying 'vote for Hillary in 2020' by Alex Jones

    10/14/2017 7:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 13, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Hillary Clinton appeared to be dupped into saying "vote for Hillary in 2020" during an interview Friday on BBC One. The failed 2016 presidential candidate made an appearance on "The One Show" and was speaking to hosts Alex Jones and Amol Rajan about her election memoir What Happened. At one point during the interview, Jones — not Alex Jones of Infowars — had Clinton repeat after her in another language. After doing so, Jones revealed Clinton had said "vote for Hillary in 2020" in Welsh. After bursting out into laughter and giving Jones a high-five, Clinton said, "Oh, I plead...
  • Clinton’s Staffers Told Me Not Appearing on Fox & Friends ‘Was One of Her Biggest Mistakes’

    10/13/2017 11:31:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 13, 2017 | Aidan McLaughlin
    As the sun rose this Friday morning in October 2017, Fox & Friends was interviewing author Ed Klein on failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her relationship with husband Bill. Klein — whose first book on the Clintons was so awful it made the New York Post’s John Podhoretz want to “drive stakes through [his] eyes so [he] wouldn’t have to suffer through another word” — discussed his latest report that Bill hated Hillary’s post-election book “What Happened”.Klein detailed the Clintons’ disagreements during the presidential campaign, including reports that Bill wanted Hillary to spend time in Rust Belt states,...