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  • PBS Doubles Down, Hosts Video Chat With Producers of Film “Humanizing” Late-Term Abortions

    09/01/2014 8:38:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Millions of pro-life people may be up in arms about a pro-abortion film PBS will air this evening that “humanizes” late-term abortions, but the taxpayer-funded network doesn’t seem to care. Instead, it’s announced it is hosting a live video chat with the producers of the film, “After Tiller,” that glorifies late-term abortion practitioners. PBS posted a promotional for the chat on Saturday. Some pro-life groups are already encouraging pro-life advocates to be involved so the chat is not a one-sided affair in favor of abortion. RSVP and join the conversation on Google+ » pbsOn Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 1...
  • History's 'Houdini': What the Critics Are Saying

    09/01/2014 11:29:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 1, 2014 | Ashley Lee
    History Channel's magical miniseries Houdini begins tonight, starring Adrien Brody as the death-defying escape artist in a TV event that traces the arc of Houdini's life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame. The Lionsgate/A&E Studios four-hour event also stars Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Bess, Harry Houdini's stage assistant and wife. Oscar nominee Uli Edel directed the project, adapted by Nicholas Meyer from the 1976 book Houdini: A Mind in Chains — A Psychoanalytic Portrait (written by his father, Bernard C. Meyer).Read what top critics are saying about Houdini:
  • Villanova professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    09/01/2014 1:29:26 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 31, 2014 | Jeremy Roebuck, Alison Steele
    For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington....But a previously confidential FBI file - which a Philadelphia judge last week outlined in an opinion and ordered to be released - shows for the first time how far Johnson went to protect his daughter and his presidency
  • ‘The Giver’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: How the Movie Adaptations Stack Up to the Books

    08/31/2014 4:44:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30 | Mariana Marcaletti
    ‘The Giver’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: How the movie adaptations stack up to the books that inspired themDuring a panel moderated by The Washington Post’s film critic Anne Hornaday — Great Books to Great Movies on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. during the National Book Festival — authors E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott, Paul Auster and Lisa See, whose books were made into movies, will discuss and present in a multimedia exhibit clips from films based on their writing. But what happens when really good books fail to live up to people’s expectations in really bad movie adaptations? Or, the...
  • Lana Del Rey Eyed to Perform New James Bond Theme Song

    08/31/2014 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    softpedia ^ | 08.28.14
    Lana Del Rey's unique vocals mean that she's being considered for a lot of movie soundtracks these days. We all remember that she sang on the soundtrack of “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers"(1946)

    08/31/2014 12:27:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Archive.org ^ | 1946 | Lewis Milestone
  • CBS 48 Hours - A mother battles to prove her son died an American hero - Death in Singapore

    08/31/2014 9:32:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    On June 24, 2012, the body of Shane Todd, a young US electrical engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment. The Singapore Police say it was suicide, but the Todd family believes he was murdered. -excerpt- ... Shane told his family that he was being asked to compromise US security and he feared for his life. Shane refused to do what he was being asked to do and turned in his sixty day notice at IME. Shane found a good job with a company in Virginia, and bought a ticket to fly back to the US on July 1,...
  • Joan Rivers on life support as daughter Melissa remains ‘in denial’ about mother’s condition...

    08/31/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 103 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | / Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:16 AM | Caitlin Nolan , Heidi Evans , Larry Mcshane
    Sources have told The News that Rivers would not want to live unless she could enjoy “a full and active life....(She) would never want to be a burden on anyone.” Rivers’ grandson, Cooper, 13, and her daughter’s ex-husband, John Endicott, were spotted leaving the hospital Saturday morning in a Lincoln SUV and returning to Melissa Rivers’ East Side apartment. Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital after she stopped breathing during an otherwise routine doctor’s visit for a throat procedure. It was unclear how long Rivers was without oxygen. Doctors placed her in a coma within hours as they attempted...
  • 'Utopia' -- Contestant Booted for Smuggling in a Smartphone

    08/31/2014 7:26:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 30, 2014
    The woman who was kicked off the reality show "Utopia" got the boot because she found a way to sneak in a smartphone and research her fellow contestants before the game had begun ... TMZ has learned. As TMZ first reported, Andrea Cox was shown the door "due to violation of production policies" ... which our sources say involved trying to contact the other contestants.
  • 34 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy

    08/31/2014 6:48:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    1. Nicolas Cage passed up the role of Aragorn because of “family obligations.” 2. Daniel Day-Lewis also turned down the role multiple times. 3. The same fight choreographer and fencer who worked on Lord of the Rings also worked on The Parent Trap and Star Wars. 4. And he said that Viggo Mortensen was “the best swordsman [he] ever trained.”
  • Bitter Sugar (Azucar Amarga) - Trailer

    08/29/2014 6:05:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    The trailer for Cuban ex-pat Leon Ichaso's film about life in 1990's Cuba, as seen through the eyes of an increasingly disillusioned young party member named Gustavo.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

    08/29/2014 5:53:42 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Momma always told you not to pick up hitchhikers, and this movie explains why. Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy make the mistake of giving the wrong guy (William Talman) a lift, and their lives quickly become a nightmare. Loosely based on the story of real-life spree killer Billy Cook. Directed by Ida Lupino.
  • Stephen Lee, ‘Seinfeld’ actor, dies at 58 in his LA home of sudden heart attack

    08/29/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tina Burgess
    Stephen Lee, a beloved “Seinfeld” actor, died in his Los Angeles apartment of a sudden heart attack. “Seinfeld” actor Lee died two weeks ago, according to his friend actress Lisa Pescia. Lee’s sudden and unexpected death is touching the hearts of many fans who remember him as the inquisitive contractor who installed new kitchen cabinets in Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment...
  • Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

    08/29/2014 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 1:18 PM EDT | David Bauder
    Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child. Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year. …
  • Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News

    08/29/2014 8:44:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    People ^ | August 29, 2014 | Sharon Cotliar
    Chelsea Clinton says she's stepping out of her correspondent job as she looks forward to taking on mom duties After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News – and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expected to become parents – the former first daughter is now leaving that position, she tells PEOPLE in a statement, "to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."
  • Joan Rivers in Medically Induced Coma After Going Into Cardiac, Respiratory Arrest

    08/28/2014 7:18:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Oli Coleman, Edgar Sandoval, Larry McShane
    Joan Rivers in medically induced coma after going into cardiac, respiratory arrest; daughter Melissa said her mom is 'resting comfortably'The comedian was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital just hours after joking about her mortality during a standup show. Doctors will take her out of the coma this weekend and assess any damage. Her daughter, Melissa, arrived from California Thursday night. Friends and fans visited the hospital. On Twitter, comedians expressed support for Rivers. Joan Rivers was placed in a medically induced coma Thursday — just hours after cracking jokes on stage about her own mortality. Emergency workers pulled the unresponsive...
  • ‘Longmire’ Cancelled By A&E, Will Be Shopped Elsewhere

    08/28/2014 5:47:31 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 26 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 8/28/2014 | Nellie Andreeva
    Longmire, A&E Network’s most-watched original drama series of all time, will be ending its run on the cable network after three seasons. In a surprising move, the network has opted not to renew the series for a fourth season. I hear Warner Horizon, the studio behind Longmire, will be shopping it immediately. “We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling,” A&E said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.”
  • Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    08/28/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/28/2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died. Her name was Maria---not to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trapp’s death in February 2014 marks the end of an era. The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene. As a film it is an icon....
  • ‘Cops’ Crew Member Killed by Omaha Police

    08/28/2014 2:24:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | August 27, 2014 | Daniel Holloway
    Bryce Dion, a 38-year-old crew member for the series Cops was shot and killed by police in Omaha Tuesday night during the filming of an episode. A 32-year-old robbery suspect was also killed in the incident. Dion was accompanying police responding to an armed robbery at a Wendy’s restaurant. The Omaha World-Herald reported that Dion was killed after three officers opened fire in response to shots the suspect, Cortez Washington, fired with an Airsoft pellet gun. Dion was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but was shot under the left arm in an unprotected area. Dion was a seven-year veteran of the...
  • Multimillionaire CEO caught on camera repeatedly kicking his friend's puppy 

    08/27/2014 11:08:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | august 27, 2014 | louise boyle
    A multimillionaire CEO has been caught on newly-released surveillance video repeatedly kicking a puppy. Des Hague was seen in an elevator in a Vancouver apartment building repeatedly booting the doberman pup in the stomach as it flinches against the wall.  He is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas across the U.S., with more than 30,000 employees and clients including the Superdome in New Orleans, the Javits Center in New York City and college sports arenas like Notre Dame.  Centerplate released a statement on Tuesday which read: 'In no way do...
  • ‘Sons of Guns’ canceled after Will Hayden’s daughter accuses him of rape

    08/27/2014 5:23:37 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Discovery Channel has canceled its hit “Sons of Guns” series after reality star Will Hayden was arrested again Wednesday for allegedly raping his daughter. Arrest documents said Mr. Hayden’s daughter accused her father of taking her virginity and orally and vaginally raping her almost daily since she was 11 years old, TMZ reported. She said she never reported it because he threatened her physically. Mr. Hayden, 44, is founder and owner of Red Jacket Firearms, the business behind the hit television series “Sons of Guns.”He was arrested two weeks ago in Louisiana on molestation charges and crimes against nature....
  • ESPN apologizes for reporting on whether Michael Sam is showering with his teammates after practice

    08/27/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    I don’t get it. After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report.“ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.”…In its initial response to the firestorm, ESPN reponded Tuesday: “In response to recent questions about Sam fitting in with the team, multiple...
  • 'Cops' Crew Member Killed by Officers While Show Films Armed Robbery (Omaha)

    08/27/2014 11:57:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 8-27-2014 | Jeremy Blacklow
    A staffer on the long-running television crime show Cops was shot and killed Tuesday night, reportedly by gun fire from local police, while videotaping an armed robbery in progress in Omaha, Nebraska, that also left the suspect dead. According to Deputy Chief David Baker of the Omaha Police Department, the incident took place at a Wendy's restaurant at around 9:20 p.m. CT, in the vicinity of 42nd Street and Dodge. Initial reports said the TV crew member, later identified by Langley Productions (which produces Cops) as audio technician Bryce Dion — had been critically injured. The news of his death...
  • 'Sons of Guns' canceled after star Will Hayden arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping minor

    08/27/2014 1:01:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-27-2014 | Leora Arnowitz
    “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been arrested again, this time for aggravated rape, according to documents sent to FOX411 by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. The allegations have prompted the cancellation of his Discovery Channel series. “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of 'Sons of Guns' and cancel the series," the network said in a statement. Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s...
  • Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water

    08/27/2014 11:04:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 27, 2014
    Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water is the 29th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, September 24, 2014 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article Each team will consist of nine players. Unlike the first Blood vs. Water, it will feature all new players. Unlike the first Blood vs. Water, there will be no Redemption Island. Redemption Island had been previously announced for this series, but was cancelled and replaced with a new twist before shooting was to begin. It will be held in San Juan del...
  • Star of reality show 'Sons of Guns' is arrested for child rape

    08/27/2014 6:20:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Jenny Awford
    The star of reality TV show Sons of Guns has been charged with the aggravated rape of a girl who was just 11-years-old at the time of the alleged offence. William Hayden, 49, was apprehended as a fugitive on Tuesday in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, two weeks after being accused of child molestation, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. The girl is now backing up the allegations and says she was orally and vaginally raped almost daily, but did not report it because he threatened her physically.
  • New 'Survivor' cast boasts MLB pitcher John Rocker, Spider-Man actor, and 'Amazing Race' twins

    08/27/2014 1:50:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    EntertainmentWeekly ^ | August 27, 2014
    Controversial former baseball relief pitcher John Rocker will be playing along with his girlfriend, spray-tan business owner Julie McGee. Rocker pitched for the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 World Series against the Yankees. But later that year, Rocker became embroiled in controversy when he was asked in a Sports Illustrated article whether he would ever consider playing in New York and was quoted as saying, “I’d retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 train to the ballpark looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some...
  • Faisal Islam replaces Adam Boulton as Sky News political editor

    08/26/2014 11:38:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 20 March 2014 | Jason Deans
    Faisal Islam, Channel 4 News economics editor, is to replace Adam Boulton as Sky News political editor.
  • Mary Poppins was the original feminist

    08/26/2014 8:49:38 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Aug 26 2014 | Sarah Begley
    Fifty years after Julie Andrews starred as that practically perfect nanny, the character is still a role model for young women. Like all Disney movies, Mary Poppins is full of whimsy and adventure, good guys and, if not bad guys, at least shades-of-grey guys. And as we celebrate the film today, on its fiftieth anniversary, let’s not forget its feminist perspective.
  • Vanity - November Man series re-released as Ebooks.

    08/26/2014 3:52:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Since the adulterated version of the "There are No Spies" by Bill Granger is being released Thursday as movie with Pierce Brosnan and the very attractive Olga Kurylenko , the republishing of the November Man series in paperback has become available through eBooks on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I have started to read "There are No Spies". It is a combination of Ian Fleming and Donald Hamilton. It is closer to tone and tenor to Donald Hamilton. The movie is getting beaten up pretty badly. It is a shamed because I really thought Brosnan did a decent job as...
  • China courts documentaries as it limits expression

    08/26/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 2:31 AM EDT | Louise Watt
    China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it’s cracking down on them. Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to replace popular dating, reality and game shows, it is also stifling material with any whiff of challenging the Communist Party line. A weekend crackdown by authorities on an independent film festival in Beijing was the worst in its eight-year history, with police confiscating hundreds of films and briefly detaining two organizers. China’s broadcasting authority has...
  • Glenn Beck Ripped Conservatives While Trying to Get CNN Deal

    08/25/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/25/2014 | Tony Lee
    Glenn Beck was bashing Americans opposed to illegal immigration, decrying partisan politics, and positioning himself toward the center just as he was reportedly trying to strike a deal to get his programming on CNN.CNN's Brian Stelter reported that "the idea fizzled fast and talks aren't expected to resume." CNN and HLN are expected to lay off at least 550 more people in what is being called another "bloodbath," and Beck was reportedly trying to get on the HLN network, where he got his first break in cable television.Stelter, who is one of the best-sourced reporters in the television industry and...
  • 10 TV Shows That Should Have Run Forever (Firefly number one!)

    08/25/2014 10:32:04 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 389 replies
    movieseum.com ^ | August 2014 | Unknown
    Firefly, Twin Peaks, Jericho, Carnivale, My So-Called Life, Undeclared, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; Pushing Daisies, Veronica Mars, Heroes
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Fans want him for the Super Bowl

    08/25/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/07/2014 | By Molly Driscoll
    Beyonce, Bruno Mars… 'Weird Al' Yankovic? If more than 67,000 petition signers have their way, the parody singer will join the list of artists who have performed at the Super Bowl. The petition, started by Ed Ball of Washington State, was created on Change.org and is addressed to the NFL. “For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor,” Ball’s petition reads. “Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show... would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and...
  • 'The Last Ship': Adam Baldwin Just Wants to Do the Navy Proud

    08/25/2014 8:13:07 AM PDT · by Bratch · 71 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | August 24, 2014 | Kate O'Hare
    Tonight, Sunday, Aug. 24, TNT airs the season-one finale of its post-apocalyptic military drama The Last Ship, which has already received a season-two pick-up. [...] Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket, Firefly, Serenity, Independence Day, Chuck) co-stars as Chandler's second in command, XO Mike Slattery. The Illinois native is used to playing military types, and the Navy is apparently happy with how he wears the uniform in The Last Ship and with the show itself."They love it," Baldwin tells Breitbart News. "They were thrilled, and the funny thing is, you have a dedicated fan base, and a built-in fan base, from the Navy, because our goal was to portray the...
  • Actor, director Richard Attenborough dies at 90, BBC reports

    08/24/2014 3:19:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    AP/ ^ | August 24, 2014, 5:18 PM
    <p>The actor's son, Michael Attenborough told the BBC that his father died Sunday. He had been in poor health for some time.</p> <p>Prime Minister David Cameron issued a statement calling Attenborough "one of the greats of cinema."</p> <p>"His acting in 'Brighton Rock' was brilliant, his directing of 'Gandhi' was stunning," Cameron said.</p>
  • ‘The Challenge’ Star Diem Brown Is Battling Cancer For The Third Time

    08/24/2014 1:39:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    MTV ^ | August 23, 2014
    Less than two years after beating ovarian cancer for the second time, MTV’s “The Challenge” star Diem Brown is facing yet another devastating hurdle — the 32-year-old has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Brown collapsed, then underwent emergency surgery in New York City last Sunday (August 17).
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Awful Truth"(1937)

    08/24/2014 10:35:06 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1937 | Leo McCarey
  • Doctor Who fans, how was it?

    08/24/2014 5:10:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 30 replies
    I understand a new season of Doctor Who with a new but older Doctor premiered last night. I didn't see it however. Just curious to hear impressions.
  • What movie would you like to see redone?

    08/23/2014 7:57:56 PM PDT · by MNDude · 159 replies
    Most people will always say that a movie that has been redone never should have been redone (the older someone is, the more they are apt to feel that way too). There are probably a few movies of course that is as good as better than the original (like True Grit?). There are also a few movies that might be nice to see remade if the original has a nice concept but was horribly directed or some movies might serve better updated for the times. What movie(s) would you like to see redone?
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Plunder Road (1957)

    08/22/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    This week's film is an underrated little gem of a heist flick from the late 1950s. A gang of robbers pull off a daring train robbery, and now must figure out how to smuggle several million dollars worth of gold out of the country before the law catches up with them. Starring Jeanne Cooper, Gene Raymond, and Elisha Cook, Jr.
  • 47 Movies We Can't Wait to See

    08/22/2014 3:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | August 22, 2014 | EW Staff
    "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies," "Interstellar," "Mockingjay," more luring us to the big screen through the end of the year
  • 'Dating Naked' contestant sues for $10 million after blur failed

    08/22/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 115 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2014 | Jason Hughes
    <p>According to the suit, Nizewitz signed on to the show before it had a name. She claims she was advised of the nudity, but was assured that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred. During one brief moment, though, during a "wrestling takedown" of her date, her crotch was allegedly flashed on the screen without blurring.</p>
  • Bender Shuts Down New Haven Line

    08/22/2014 10:46:37 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 15 replies
    Railpace Newsmagazine ^ | August, 2014 | staff
    On June 20 Metro-North's New Haven Line was shut down for nearly three hours as a result of a junior high student's cardboard robot having been left on an overhead bridge near the Metro-North station at Fairfield, CT. At About 5:30 a.m., a town street sweeper saw it and alerted the Fairfield police who, in turn called in MTA police and a State Police bomb squad and helicopter to seal off nearby streets and investigate; this action also caused M-NR to suspend service. It took the investigators nearly three hourse to realize that the "suspicious object" was merely a homemade...
  • Henry Rollins Slams Robin Williams For Suicide: If You Kill Yourself, You “Blew It”

    08/22/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 55 replies
    The Gossip Cop ^ | 08/21/2014 | Daniel Gates
    Rollins writes, “I am sure some will strongly disagree with what I’m about to say. And I also understand that his personal struggles were quite real. I can’t argue with that.” He adds: “But I simply cannot understand how any parent could kill themselves.”“How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children?
  • Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    08/21/2014 11:51:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | August 21, 2014 | Dana Ford
    Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later.
  • "Mythbusters" Drops Bellaci, Byron, and Imihara from Cast

    08/21/2014 7:32:40 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 43 replies
    Facebook | 8/22/14 | Me
    Now that's weird...about 15 minutes ago, Discovery Channel posted a message from the original "Mythbusters" duo of Adam savage and Jaime Hyneman. In it they wished the trio of Tory Bellaci, Grant Imihara, and Kari Byron a fond farewell and wished them "all the best". There were no announcements from Discovery about any problems or arguments with the three prior to this. In fact, the trio represented 'Mythbusters' at the Emmy Awards just this last week. No one saw this coming. Already, the response on the 'Mythbusters' Facebook page is off the charts. The fans of the show are giving...
  • ‘Doctor Who’ returns with a new season on BBC America (Aug 23)

    08/21/2014 6:37:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 90 replies
    Okay, Whovians, your long wait is over. On August 23, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of the new season of the classic science fiction show, “Doctor Who.” It will introduce Peter Capaldi, 56, as the latest incarnation of the Doctor.
  • Linda Stasi: Robin Williams’ $30M alimony to ex-wives contributed to death [What did he owe them?]

    08/21/2014 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/21/2014 | Linda Stasi
    Did alimony kill Robin Williams? At least in part it sure did. Paying out over $30 million to ex-wives who were allowed to attach themselves to Williams’ bank account like comatose patients on feeding tubes would be enough to make Gandhi angry and depressed. While states are finally, gradually catching up to the modern age in terms of alimony (now they call it “maintenance” — as in “high maintenance”) the practice of men paying women because they once were married is not just primitive but, yes, sexist. Yeah, go ahead, call me anti-feminist, call me whatever you want, but the...
  • U.K. to Introduce Age-Based Rating System for Online Music Videos

    08/20/2014 5:54:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 20, 2014 8:10 AM EDT | By Richard Smirke, London
    Overtly sexual and explicit music videos distributed online are to carry advisory age ratings in the United Kingdom from October as part of a pilot scheme 'to help parents protect their children from graphic content,' British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday (Aug. 18). Cameron has previously attempted to crack down on pornography. The scheme commences Oct. 1 and will be implemented by YouTube and Vevo, working in association with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The U.K. arms of Sony, Universal and Warner Music have all given their support to the initiative, which will see will see record...