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  • List Grows: John Cusack denies tweeting 'get yourself buried' death threat to Donald Trump

    06/27/2017 12:01:34 PM PDT · by johnk · 35 replies
    msn.com ^ | June 27th, 2017 | Alicia Adejobi
    ...John Cusack has shut down claims he sent a death threat to President Donald Trump. In a tweet posted on 26 June, Cusack, 50, criticised Trump and the Republican party's proposed healthcare bill, writing: "Message to GOP rob health care give tax breaks to rich bill -from sweet smell of success yr soon out of power." Alongside the caption, Cusack posted a photo of the quote: "Yer dead – Get yerself buried" written on the side of a building. Although many initially perceived it to be a direct threat to Trump, 70, Cusack reveals it is actually a quote from...
  • Netflix's ‘GLOW’ Character Justifies Abortion: ‘It’s Not the Right Baby’

    06/27/2017 8:31:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 26, 2017 | Katie Yoder
    Talk about skewed perspective. A new series is winning glowing media reviews after the lead character casually justifies an abortion by arguing it’s “not the right baby.” Netflix’s GLOW takes its name from Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a real life all-female wrestling series televised in the 80s. The fictionalized Netflix comedy, released Friday, stars actress Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder. In the 8th episode, Wilder discovers she’s pregnant after sleeping with her best friend’s husband. Facing a promising career, she decides to end her unborn baby’s life. She asks her director, Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), to accompany her to the...
  • ESPN executive calls out competitor for giving voice to claims of liberal bias

    06/27/2017 6:11:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Sports Business Daily ^ | June 26, 2017 | John Ourand
    One of ESPN’s top executives accused Fox Sports of advocating what he called a false notion that the network operates with a liberal bias. “The whole narrative is a false one that was seeded and perpetuated primarily by a direct business competitor,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN’s executive vice president of programming and scheduling. “We have no political agenda whatsoever.”
  • Celebrities spread more lies about Planned Parenthood in latest attempt to stop defunding effort

    06/27/2017 5:35:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Blaze ^ | June 24, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    One of the key measures included in the House and Senate bills to replace the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act is legislative language that would help to keep federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions. To protect the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that currently go to Planned Parenthood from being diverted to other women’s health clinics, a number of celebrities have joined in a series of campaigns designed to convince people to fight on Planned Parenthood’s behalf. The most recent effort was spearheaded by Now This, which published a video featuring numerous...
  • Comcast Problems? (Vanity)

    06/26/2017 11:40:08 PM PDT · by be-baw · 37 replies
    Casa be-baw | Today | be-baw
    Lost cable TV, internet, and phone service from Comcast around 1:30 am. I'm in Lansing, Mi. Anyone else having problems.
  • Three CNN journalists RESIGN over retracted story that linked President's official to Russia...

    06/26/2017 7:51:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 26, 2017 | Emily Crane and Ann Schmidt For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Three CNN journalists RESIGN over retracted story that linked President's official to Russia: Trump Jr. calls story the 'biggest fake news scandal in the network's history' Three CNN employees have resigned after the outlet deleted a story from its website that claimed there were possible ties between Russia and an associate of President Donald Trump. In the wake of their resignation, Donald Trump Jr is calling for CNN's president Jeff Zucker to publicly explain, saying the story is 'the biggest fake news scandal in the network's history'. Thomas Frank, Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris were all involved in...
  • Abortion protests that invoke 'The Handmaid's Tale' are ridiculous and, frankly, offensive

    06/26/2017 7:04:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    washington examiner ^ | June 25, 2017 | Liz Wolfe
    Last week, a group of female protesters dressed as handmaids from the popular show "The Handmaid's Tale" ventured through the Ohio Statehouse in protest of Senate Bill 145, which would restrict abortion methods. Although protesting often involves hyperbole designed to make a point, this goes too far. Equating the abortion debate to a dystopian show where women are used as incubator slaves is intellectually dishonest––and, frankly, deeply offensive. The bill they were protesting would ban dilation and evacuation procedures, which are exactly what they sound like––the cervix is dilated, and suction is used to get the fetus out. They've come...
  • Game-by-game predictions for the 2017 schedule: Will the Cowboys' NFC East reign continue?

    06/26/2017 5:11:13 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 16 replies
    By Jon Machota , Staff Writer Contact Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota I predicted the outcome for every Cowboys game after the 2017 NFL regular-season schedule was released in April. At the time, I had Dallas going 10-6, the same record I predicted in 2016. One difference is that I had the Cowboys winning the division last year. At first glance, I had them finishing second this year to the New York Giants, but earning a wild card spot. Having been able to see what they did in the draft and watch offseason practices, I've gone back through my projections....
  • Complete "R2-D2" unit assembled from original components from Episodes IV, V, VI, I & II

    06/26/2017 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    Hollywood Auction 89 - Day 3 ^ | June 28, 2017 | by Profiles in History
    (Now for something for all the Star Wars fans. . . the ultimate fan icon auction, an original R2D2 is being auctioned off.) 1298. Complete “R2-D2” unit assembled from original components spanning the original Star Wars trilogy and Episodes I & II. (TCF, 1977 - 2002) A complete film used R2 unit is not known to be in the public domain – this R2-D2 offering represents the pinnacle of the Star Wars collecting universe. For the productions following Star Wars: A New Hope, to save time in meeting production deadlines, R2 components were reused from the previous Star Wars films....
  • Megyn Kelly ratings dip for third straight week hitting new season low of 3.41M viewers on NBC as

    06/26/2017 1:02:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/26/17 | Chris Spargo
    Full Title.....................Megyn Kelly ratings dip for third straight week hitting new season low of 3.41M viewers on NBC as host announces she will be off the air next Sunday during limited summer run............... 'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' hit a new ratings low on NBC over the weekend, with the show's total viewers declining for the third straight week. The host's sit-down with venture capitalist and 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance managed to attract just 3.41 million total viewers according to Nielsen data, with a 0.4 rating and 2 share in the all-important adults 18 to 49 demographic. Those numbers...
  • Actors strike threatened: SAG-AFTRA outraged at studios failure for fair agreement

    06/26/2017 9:50:46 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    My News LA ^ | June 26, 2017 | DEBBIE L. SKLAR
    Actors strike threatened: SAG-AFTRA outraged at studios failure for fair agreement The leadership of the SAG-AFTRA actors union reported Monday that negotiations with producers so far have yielded no agreement on a new three-year contract, and it said it was asking for a strike authorization vote to strengthen its hand. It said in a statement on the union’s website that it had been hard at work bargaining with the major studios and networks represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers about a new three-year contract covering motion pictures, television and new media. “We had hoped to be...
  • Lot 923: Camelot Richard Harris "King Arthur" prop "Excalibur" sword.

    06/25/2017 10:13:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    AuctionZip ^ | June 25, 2017
    923. Camelot Richard Harris “King Arthur” prop “Excalibur” sword. (Warner Bros., 1967) In Camelot, the romantic Lerner and Lowe musical telling of “King Arthur” (Richard Harris) and his beloved “Guenevere” (Vanessa Redgrave), the most important prop must be the Excalibur sword. This 40 in. long sword was made in Spain for production. Consisting of steel blade with an ornate 8.25 x 10.25 in. brass handle, grip and pommel. One side of the blade is engraved with, “Whoso Pulleth Out This Sword Of This Stone Is Rightwise King Born Of All England”. Excalibur is visible in three pivotal scenes in the...
  • Why Broadway's '1984' Audiences Are Fainting, Vomiting and Getting Arrested

    06/25/2017 7:16:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 25, 2017 | Ashley Lee
    Olivia Wilde, Tom Sturridge and Reed Birney star in the bold staging of George Orwell’s dystopian novel. The play 1984 is not for the average theatergoer. Adapting George Orwell’s dystopian novel — set in a future when critical thought is suppressed by a totalitarian regime, ostensibly overseen by a party leader known as Big Brother — the new Broadway staging includes special effects like strobe lights and jackhammer sound effects, in addition to the plot’s extreme torture scenes. Throughout the London transfer’s previews, attendees have fainted, thrown up and screamed at the actors from their seats. After one performance, some...
  • TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock

    06/25/2017 6:50:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    Canvas ^ | June 2017
    We invite movie lovers and online learners from around the world to join us for a free, flexible online course, TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (#Hitchcock50). This is the third free online course to be offered by TCM and Ball State, following Film Noir (2015) and Slapstick Comedy (2016). In this Hitchcock course, enjoy multimedia course materials, daily in-app messaging with movie clips, mini-games, and ongoing interactions with fellow film fans on the TCM message boards or at #Hitchcock50. We will explore 40+ Hitchcock films from his first film in the silent era, The Lodger...
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 3 Episode 5

    06/25/2017 4:53:03 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 8 replies
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  • Warner Bros. said to develop Michael Brown movie

    06/24/2017 9:12:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The St. Louis Business Journal ^ | June 19, 2017 | Veneta Rizvic
    Warner Bros. is developing a movie about Michael Brown's death, according to a Hollywood trade publication. The studio has acquired the rights to the memoir written by Lezley McSpadden, Brown’s mother, according to Tracking Board. The memoir is titled “Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.”
  • Netflix Begins "Choose Your Adventure" Programming

    06/24/2017 6:24:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    If you don’t like the way a story ends, why not change it? That’s exactly what Netflix is encouraging viewers do with a brand new children’s show called “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.” As the show progresses, kids get to make a series of choices to move the story in any direction.
  • Jar Jar Binks Makes Incognito Plea to Ron Howard For Han Solo Movie Role

    06/24/2017 1:26:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ryan Parker
    "If you really want to turn this movie around, you have got to get Jar Jar in there, and not just a supporting role. Maybe it's a Jar Jar movie now." Meesa thinks it's a long shot. In a recent Funny or Die clip, Jar Jar Binks makes a plea to Ron Howard to be added into the Han Solo spin-off after it was announced this week the Apollo 13 director was taking the reins. Jar Jar is in disguise for the nearly two-minute faux clip in which he praises Howard's work and says he knows the mostly unpopular Phantom...
  • Just In The White House’s New Press Strategy Has Reporters Furious

    06/24/2017 11:14:58 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 45 replies
    The White House is adopting a new approach to the way that it handles press briefings with the hopes of messing with reporters, CNN reported. The approach works like this: the White House will host a public briefing one day and then cancel their briefings for the next few days, causing outrage from media outlets and their reporters. When the anger over a lack of press briefings builds up, the White House will host an off-camera briefing and continue the process all over again. Reporters have grown furious with this method as they are continually worked up into a frenzy...
  • History Channel's special series: "America's War on Drugs"

    06/23/2017 9:53:04 PM PDT · by logician2u · 22 replies
    The History Channel is running a four-part series tracing the history (duh!) of the so-called War on Drugs. Since I seldom watch TV any more, I learned about this after the third episode had already aired. Rats! However, as luck would have it those of us who missed out didn't really miss anything. We can watch at our own pace, a few minutes at a time if that's all we can digest in one sitting (or or are otherwise distracted by barking dogs, phone calls, kids, meals). The site will remember where you left off so you can resume at...