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  • TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time

    09/23/2018 6:21:27 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 125 replies
    TV Guide ^ | Dec 23, 2013 | Bruce Fretts and Matt Roush
    So many golden ages, so much brilliance from which to choose. In culling from the "60 Greatest" lists we've compiled during our 60th-anniversary year, we shook things up, blending drama, comedy and other genres to salute the shows with the biggest cultural impact and most enduring influence.
  • Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 11/9' And 'Life Itself' Bomb At Friday Box Office

    09/22/2018 8:38:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 22, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    [Snip] So, in that sense, it’s no surprise that Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 tanked in its whopping 1,719 theater wide release debut. [Snip] folks are even less likely to flock to an openly political documentary, and frankly even those on the left don’t necessarily want to pay to see a 125-minute crash course of the current horrors of the day. I’d gladly pay triple the ticket price to see a version of the movie without you-know-who babbling incoherently. I’d argue that Moore’s motives in making the movie were less about spreading the word through its contents than in using the...
  • Sexy Handmaid's Tale Halloween costume gets pulled following backlash

    09/21/2018 10:30:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 22, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke For Dailymail.com
    Last year online retailer Yandy.com came under fire for its Native American line of Halloween costumes. This year, the site caused outrage with its sexy handmaid garb, an outfit women forced into surrogacy wear in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Yandy, which urges its customers to own their sexy, debuted its 'brave red maiden costume' earlier this week. The description reads: ‘An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say. However, we say be bold and speak your mind in this exclusive Brave Red Maiden costume.’ The model on the site is seen wearing a long red...
  • People Got So Mad About This 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume That the Company Is No Longer Selling It

    09/21/2018 8:18:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Time ^ | September 21, 2018 | Billy Perrigo
    A “sexy” Halloween costume inspired by the dystopian novel and TV series The Handmaid’s Tale is no longer being sold after receiving a barrage of online criticism for sexualizing the show’s subject matter — women subjugated by an oppressive government. The online retailer Yandy, which designed and sold the costume, issued an apology Thursday following the backlash. “Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that [the costume] is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than empowerment,” the company wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “This is unfortunate as it was not our intention on...
  • Disney CEO confirms a 'slowdown' of Star Wars output after disappointing Solo returns [tr]

    09/20/2018 12:41:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ross McDonough
    There might be a couple of extra parsecs between future Star Wars films. Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed there will be a 'slowdown' of its Star Wars output, following disappointing returns on the Solo standalone. 'I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast,' he admitted to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • NFL Live Thread: Week 3

    09/20/2018 12:02:19 PM PDT · by Impy · 80 replies
    9-20-2018
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 3 THURSDAY, SEP 20, 2018 (All Times Eastern) N.Y. Jets at Cleveland 8:20 pm NFLN FirstEnergy Stadium SUNDAY, SEP 23, 2018 Buffalo at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Cincinnati at Carolina 1:00 pm CBS Bank of America Stadium Denver at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium Green Bay at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field Indianapolis at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field New Orleans at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium N.Y. Giants at Houston 1:00 pm FOX NRG Stadium Tickets Oakland at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Hard Rock Stadium San...
  • NFL Selects Maroon 5 For Super Bowl 53 Halftime Show

    09/19/2018 7:28:17 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 62 replies
    The NYT ^ | September 19, 2018 | Joe Coscarelli
    The pop group Maroon 5 is scheduled to headline the annual 13-minute extravaganza this February at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia...Super Bowl LIII (or 53) will be played on Feb. 3, 2019, and broadcast by CBS.Maroon 5, led by the singer Adam Levine, who moonlights as a coach on NBC’s reality singing competition “The Voice,” currently has the No. 2 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Girls Like Us,” featuring the rapper Cardi B....
  • NFL’s Just Received Some Bad News As ‘MNF’ Posts Worst Week 2 Ratings EVER Recorded

    09/19/2018 6:20:46 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 54 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 09-19-2018 | Tinker Belle
    The ratings for Week Two’s Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks crashed to the lowest numbers ever recorded for a Week Two Monday night game.The ratings for Week Two’s Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks crashed to the lowest numbers ever recorded for a Week Two Monday night game.
  • Jemele Hill To Narrate LeBron James' Showtime Series 'Shut Up And Dribble'

    09/19/2018 11:05:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    SI ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chris Chavez
    Former ESPN star Jemele Hill will narrate LeBron James' upcoming documentary series on Showtime called Shut Up and Dribble, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The three-part series was previously announced from James and Maverick Carter;s SpringHill Entertainment group. The series looks at the changing role of athletes in the current political and cultural climate against the backdrop of the NBA.
  • Greetings From Vulcan? Planet Discovered Orbiting the Star of Spock's Homeworld in "Star Trek"

    09/19/2018 10:57:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | September 19, 2018 | Avery Thompson
    Star Trek’s Spock comes from the planet Vulcan, which of course doesn’t exist. But new research might give us the next best thing—an exoplanet orbiting the real-life star that Vulcan is said to be orbiting in the Star Trek universe. In 1991, Gene Roddenberry wrote a letter to Sky & Telescope about what kind of star the planet Vulcan was likely to orbit. In that letter, he specifically picks out one such star, 40 Eridani. Later, 40 Eridani became the canon Vulcan star system featured in a handful of episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.
  • CBS near deal for miniseries based on fired FBI Director James Comey's 'A Higher Loyalty' memoir

    09/19/2018 6:48:01 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 18, 2018 | Jeff Daniels
    CBS Television Studios is near a deal for a miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey's memoir "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," according to Deadline Hollywood. The online news site said CBS won an auction and is in final talks for rights to the New York Times bestselling book. It said Comey was involved in pitch meetings in Los Angeles with potential buyers of the project. CNBC reached out to Macmillan, the memoir's publisher, for comment. CBS Television Studios declined comment for this story. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 until May 2017, when...
  • Hillary: Kavanaugh's Accuser Deserves 'the Benefit of the Doubt'

    09/18/2018 8:56:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Grabien ^ | September 18, 2018
    RUSH EXCERPT: CLINTON: “What I would like to see is a democratic majority that actually has the chance to make that choice right now the Democrats have very few tools at their disposal to stop the Republicans from going full speed ahead and engaging in the kind of unprecedented behavior as they did with the Garland nomination. So I’m not in favor of either unilateral disarmament or defcon-10. I think there has to be some effort to try to get back to regular order, try to get back to having a system, a process in place so that we are...
  • Julia Louis Dreyfus Joins High School Pals in Support of Fellow Alum — Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

    09/18/2018 5:08:15 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 66 replies
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a graduate of the all-girls private high school attended by Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago, has signed a letter in support of her. Louis-Dreyfus, a 1979 graduate of the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, tweeted Monday that she joins some 200 alumnae who stand with Ford, 51, a California research psychologist. “We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story,” says the draft letter, according to the Huffington Post. “It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can...
  • Apple Isn’t Deleting Your iTunes Movies

    09/18/2018 3:29:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    MacObserver ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jeff Gamet
    The internet is flipping out with stories like, “Apple can delete your movies any time it wants.” No, Apple isn’t deleting movies people bought through iTunes, but one man’s heading with mysteriously missing movies underscores how messed up international movie licensing is.Streaming movies from iTunes Here’s the back story: Anders G da Silva shared his experience on Twitter. Some movies he bought through iTunes disappeared from his streaming library. The response from Apple was that the “content provider removed these movies from the Canadian Store. Hence, these movies these movies are not available in the Canada iTunes Store at this...
  • Emmy Awards Crash To New Low With 10.2M Viewers & Slipping Demo

    09/18/2018 10:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 18, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Winners like Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan, Seven Seconds’ Regina King, Barry’s Henry Winkler, Westworld’s Thandie Newton, The Americans‘ Mathew Rhys, The Crown’s Claire Foy and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s Darren Criss may be making shelf space for their new trophies after celebrating last night but for NBC, the 70th Primetime Emmys maybe a hangover that’s hard to shake.
  • ‘The View’ on Kavanaugh: ‘About Time’ Dems ‘Played Hard Ball,’ Conyers Got Canned for Less!

    09/18/2018 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 17, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    Responding Monday morning to the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh with predictable hypocrisy, the liberal ladies on ABC’s The View applauded Democrats for finally “play[ing] hardball,” deemed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s claims to be “very credible,” and defended Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) for not going public sooner with the letter. “Kavanaugh crisis. Will a woman's attempted sexual assault allegation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh derail his nomination and put Republicans in a no-win situation,” hyped the show’s announcer in an opening tease. Co-host Sunny Hostin first declared Ford’s story to be “very credible” and...
  • Flashback: How the Networks Twisted the 1991 Thomas-Hill Hearings

    09/18/2018 9:03:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 17, 2018 | STAFF
    It’s not as if we haven’t seen this before. Twenty-seven years ago, a last-minute accusation of sexual harassment prompted the Senate to re-open Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings; the ‘he-said, she-said’ confrontation was a media spectacle, including prime-time coverage on the broadcast networks. When it was over, the Media Research Center analyzed the coverage, and found journalists criticized Republicans for being too harsh on Anita Hill, while criticizing Democrats for being too soft on Thomas. Here is that study, as originally published in the November 1991 edition of the MRC’s MediaWatch newsletter: Just when Judge Clarence Thomas looked...
  • FLASHBACK: Remember When ‘View’ Hosts Dismissed Rape Claims against Liberals?

    09/18/2018 9:00:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 17, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    he co-hosts of The View on Monday hammered Supreme nominee Brett Kavanaugh and took very seriously the sexual assault claims against the conservative. Joy Behar deemed them “credible” and called for the nomination to be delayed. On a day like this, it’s important to remember that these hosts are hypocrites who have a double standard when it comes to sex accusations. If it’s a liberal politician like Bill Clinton or Hollywood director Roman Polanski, they don’t seem to care. On January 5, 2016, Behar was confronted by token conservative Paula Faris with the rape and assault allegations against Clinton. Then-co-host...
  • Netflix Picks Up BBC Drama Thriller ‘Bodyguard’ Starring ‘Game Of Thrones’ Richard Madden

    09/18/2018 6:27:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva and Peter White
    Breakout new BBC One drama Bodyguard is headed to Netflix. The streaming network will carry the terror thriller starring Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden and Line of Duty’s Keeley Hawes outside of the UK and Ireland (and China where Netflix is not available). The series’ Netflix premiere is set for October 24.
  • First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Sends the MCU’s Strongest Superhero into Action

    09/18/2018 5:58:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Colider ^ | September 18, 2018 | Adam Chitwood
    Marvel Studios has unveiled the first full trailer for the MCU’s upcoming and highly anticipated installment, Captain Marvel. The 1990s-set film serves as Marvel Studios’ first prequel, as well as its first superhero movie with a female lead as Oscar-winner Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers, a pilot with superhuman powers who gets caught up in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races Larson is joined by Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. members Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, both of whom will be getting the digital de-aging treatment in the 90s-set storyline. Other familiar faces...