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  • 'Star Wars': The Impossible Task Facing 'Episode IX'

    04/25/2017 6:47:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    No, the potential problem with Episode IX is its strange placement in the bigger Star Wars picture. It is, technically, a final chapter to the current trilogy, if not the entire "Skywalker Saga" that has run through seven of the eight Star Wars movies to date. Fandom had long considered the model of a trilogy of trilogies to be the length of the series, even before The Force Awakens was announced, so there's a double weight of expectations resting on it from the very start; it has to not only tie up the themes and plots of the past two...
  • Chris Pratt Says: ‘Blue-Collar Americans’ Not Represented in Hollywood, Then Promptly Apologizes

    04/24/2017 1:08:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24 2017 ast | Jerome Hudson
    Actor Chris Pratt, one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, has apologized for saying his industry does not represent “the average, blue-collar American.” In an interview with Men’s Fitness, the Parks and Recreation alum decried the disparity of roles that “resonate” with him. “I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories,” Pratt told the outlet. “I think there’s room for me to tell mine — and probably an audience that would be hungry for them. The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.” It did not take long before social...
  • Bill Nye Saves the World

    04/24/2017 12:13:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/21/2017 | Netflix
    A scene from the April 21, 2017 premiere of Bill Nye's new show, Bill Nye Saves the World.
  • Report: Megyn Kelly to Make NBC Debut in June

    04/24/2017 12:06:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is set to make her long-anticipated debut at NBC News in June, according to a report. Kelly will report for duty at NBC in May, with her Sunday newsmagazine show eyeing a June launch date, according to the New York Post‘s Page Six. Former Dateline executive producer David Corvo will reportedly EP the new show alongside NBC producer Elizabeth Cole.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale Star Yvonne Strahovski: “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” — Tribeca Studio

    04/24/2017 9:26:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 23, 2017 | Matt Grobar
    Like her co-star, Strahovski is perturbed by parallels between the reality of the Hulu series and reality itself, finding the timing of the project to be particularly interesting, beginning production pre-election, watching the election results come in, and continuing on with the series following this apparent turning point. “The Handmaid’s Tale is a human story, and women’s rights are human rights, and it’s all about equality, but at the end of the day, it’s not equal,” the actress says of the series’ resonance. “You need a feminist movement—you need to label that with something in order to shed light on...
  • Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Contributor

    04/24/2017 5:00:40 AM PDT · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 77 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/24/17 | Road Warrior '04
    Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment.During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again.
  • Best Movie Line Ever!!!

    04/23/2017 11:25:03 PM PDT · by waus · 27 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4-23-17 | waus
    This never gets old and I post it every once in a while. It's late enough at night to do it where the cranky people can't see it and get upset. As they are known to do.
  • Don't be afraid of the HDR format wars (Smart TV , Android TV, 4K TV...)

    04/23/2017 11:53:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 127 replies
    theverge.com ^ | Jan 5, 2017, 3:12pm EST | Chaim Gartenberg
    This year at CES, HDR support is the buzzword heard from almost every single TV manufacturer, culminating in this frightening-looking slide from LG which proudly promised its set would be compatible with all four major HDR standards.Things aren't quite as problematic as they seem As a consumer, that many different video standards is a daunting idea that brings to mind the format wars of yore (think VHS vs. Betamax or Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD). Fortunately, while the fact that there are now four standards — HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, and Advanced HDR — for companies and consumers to consider when...
  • ...Erin Moran after actress who played feisty teenager Joanie Cunningham dies aged 56 'of a...

    04/22/2017 10:49:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jenny Stanton and Abigail Miller and Alan Butterfield For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Henry Winkler and Ron Howard lead tributes to their Happy Days co-star Erin Moran after actress who played feisty teenager Joanie Cunningham dies aged 56 'of a suspected heroin overdose' Erin Moran, who shot to fame playing teenager Joanie Cunningham in 1970s sitcom Happy Days, has died age 56. Authorities found Moran’s body in Indiana following a call about an ‘unresponsive female at around 4pm Saturday. A source told DailyMail.com that Moran, who lived in a trailer park in New Salisbury, Indiana, died of a suspected heroin overdose. Her co-stars including Henry Winkler and Ron Howard were quick...
  • The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Riveting, Relevant, and Political Drama, So Why Won’t the Creators Say So?

    04/22/2017 7:29:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Indie Wire ^ | April 22, 2017 | Chris O'Falt
    Last night, Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. A frightening and incredibly gripping piece of visual storytelling from cinematographer-turned-director Reed Morano, it stands as a remarkable piece of art that speaks to atrocities committed against women around the world and throughout history. While writer and executive producer Bruce Miller began developing the 33-year-old novel before the rise of Donald Trump, the story of women who have been stripped of all agency to exist solely as breeding vessels for the patriarchy seems all too prescient in a 2017 when immigrants are being separated...
  • Rent-free apartment offered for participants in Austin reality show (TX)

    04/22/2017 12:39:15 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    keyetv ^ | April 21, 2017 | CBS Austin
    You could live rent-free in Austin -- and get on TV -- if you're picked for a new show. Lime Pictures is looking for people to sign up to live in the "greatest apartment building in Austin." The company isn't being picky about who can apply either. They're accepting applications from families, single people, and roommates.
  • Tucker Carlson to Interview Caitlyn Jenner on First 8pm Show

    04/21/2017 3:24:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 143 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | 4//21/17 | fox
    On his first show in the 8:00pm ET timeslot, Tucker Carlson will present a cable exclusive interview with Caitlyn Jenner. The former Olympic Gold Medalist and author will give her perspective on President Donald Trump’s administration, the current political climate and divide in America, as well as her thoughts on how to bring Americans together.
  • Racy BBC drama Versailles set to include THIRTY X-rated scenes in its second series [tr]

    04/21/2017 7:26:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2017 | Staff
    The first series shocked viewers with its high volume of explicit sex scenes. And season two of controversial BBC drama Versailles is set to continue in the same vein - with a massive 30 X-rated scenes featuring across ten new episodes. The jaw-dropping scenes include the King's mistress stripping off completely as she seduces Louis XIV, as well as courtiers enjoying a mass orgy.
  • Steve Bannon reveals that he warned Roger Ailes about Megyn Kelly [tr]

    04/21/2017 6:22:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Steve Bannon is revealing just how little he cares for Megyn Kelly by going on the record in a new interview to detail how he warned Roger Ailes about his then star anchor. The White House Chief Strategist is the focus of a Politico story which examines how President Trump managed to fracture the conservative media during his campaign, and ultimately ended up pitting Bannon, then the executive editor of Breitbart, against Ailes, then the CEO of Fox News.
  • Naya Rivera Wants to Marry SNL's David Spade

    04/20/2017 1:08:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    Radar Online ^ | April 20 2017 15;29pm | Rose Sanchez
    Naya Rivera has hit pay dirt — make that Joe Dirt! After meeting him on the set of Mad Family, the actress has secretly been dating David Spade for the last few months, and she’s already pushing the 52-year-old comedian to commit.'Naya really seems to believe that she will be the one to get David to settle down,' reveals a source close to the Glee alum, who joined his family in Hawaii last month.'But David is long past the point in his life where he wants to get married,' countered another insider.The unlikeliest of all Casanovas has wooed Heather Locklear,...
  • Actress Anne Hathaway Blames ‘Internalized Misogyny’ for Her Distrust of Female Directors

    04/20/2017 12:43:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 April 2017 | John Binder
    Actress Anne Hathaway says she is scared that she treated a female movie director whom she worked in the past with “internalized misogyny.” In an interview with ABC News, Hathaway said that while working with director Lone Scherfig on the 2011 movie One Day, she feared she did not trust Scherfig because she was a woman. “I really regret not trusting her more easily,” Hathaway said. “And I am to this day scared that the reason I didn’t trust her the way I trust some of the other directors I work with is because she’s a woman.” “I’m so scared...
  • Notorious gangster who inspired Hong Kong hit movie dies aged 55

    04/20/2017 11:40:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | APRIL 19, 201 | SETO KIT YAN
    Hong Kong King of Robbers Yip Kai-foon has died at the age of 55. He was certified dead at 1.02am on April 19 at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong. This was confirmed by a press release from the Hong Kong Correctional Services. Yip was serving time in Hong Kong’s Stanley Prison after being convicted in 1996 for possession of arms and ammunition without licence and escaping from custody. He was sentenced to 41 years’ imprisonment. The sentence was reduced by five years (to 36 years) after an appeal. He had been wheelchair-bound ever since he was...
  • Best Free Sites to Legally Stream Movies

    04/20/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Make Tech Easier ^ | 4/20/17 | Ryan Lynch
    It’s no secret that the future of entertainment is streaming, and the future is now. After the meteoric success of Netflix, virtually every content provider on the planet was eager to get in on the streaming game. For many, the arrival of streaming services meant finally ditching their cable companies and their astronomical bills. Unfortunately, would-be cord cutters found that Internet streaming could still be costly. With Amazon, Hulu, HBO, SlingTV and countless others all throwing their hats into the ring, subscription fees can add up quickly.In addition to these paid options, there are a plethora of subscription-free websites that...
  • Emmys: Olivia de Havilland on Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and 'Feud' (Doesn't Watch, Doesn't Agree)

    04/19/2017 5:16:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Hollywood Report ^ | 4/19/17 | Scott Feinberg
    The two-time Oscar winner, who is 100 and resides in Paris, is the only living person portrayed as a major character on the FX limited series. Olivia de Havilland, the only movie star portrayed on the acclaimed FX limited series Feud who is still alive, tells The Hollywood Reporter that she hasn't seen the series, but that "in principle, I am opposed to any representation of personages who are no longer alive." One of the most critically hailed and highly rated shows of the season, Feud was created by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy and stars two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange...
  • Actress Alyssa Milano: Georgia Sixth District Special Election Made Me Want to ‘Puke’

    04/19/2017 2:06:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    The results of Tuesday’s special congressional election in Georgia have left actress Alyssa Milano sick to her stomach. “I want to puke,” the Who’s The Boss and Charmed star tweeted after Democratic favorite Jon Ossoff came up short in Georgia’s Sixth District special election. Ossoff, a 30-year-old former Capitol Hill staffer and documentary filmmaker, was seen as the Democratic Party’s hope to steal a seat that had been held by a Republican for 40 years. Milano, who personally drove voters to polling sites for Ossoff, responded to a tweet sent by President Trump Tuesday celebrating the Democratic candidate’s failure to...