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  • George Clooney BLASTS Donald Trump in furious rant: 'He's a Hollywood elitist!'

    02/22/2017 9:13:04 AM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    U.K. Express ^ | 2/22/2017 | Rebecca Longmire
    Clooney, 55 - who is expecting twins with his wife Amal - referenced Trump's comments about Meryl Streep, after the actress hit out at the politician during her Golden Globes speech last month. The actor said, when quizzed on French TV show Rencontres de Cinema: “When Meryl spoke, everyone on that one side said, ‘well that’s elitist Hollywood speaking’. "Donald Trump has 22 acting credits in television. He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. He is a Hollywood elitist." Clooney also added of the president's assistant: “Steve Bannon is a failed film writer and director....
  • Michelle Obama To Appear As Guest Judge On ‘MasterChef Junior’ (barf alert)

    02/22/2017 8:47:02 AM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Vibe.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Desire Thompson
    It was reported earlier this month that former first lady Michelle Obama would appear as a guest judge on the fifth season of MasterChef Junior, but her expertise on everything tasty might come to the small screen sooner than we think. During its current season, guest judges have taken the spot of chef Graham Elliot, who exited the show in its fourth season. Obama will reportedly serve as a guest judge as soon as this or next week, The Root reports. The series, like MasterChef, features Gordon Ramsey on a hunt of the perfect tiny chef. Participants range in age...
  • Most crime happens in the Girl with Dragon Tattoo' US comedian jokes as Sweden BURNS

    02/22/2017 4:07:56 AM PST · by protest1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | 10:01, Wed, Feb 22, 2017 | Lizzie Stromme
    WHILE police battled rioters in Sweden's capital - a US comedian crassly joked that Swedish crime almost only happens in films. Despite the ongoing incident, Stephen Colbert saw fit to joke about the violence as he tore into both President Trump and Fox News.
  • Lorraine Bracco Waited 26 Years to See ‘Goodfellas’ (+ Trump Bash)

    02/21/2017 9:09:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jessica Sager
    Lorraine Bracco didn’t see “Goodfellas” until 2016. “Well, I went to the premiere, but I missed the start doing interviews, and then they pulled me out before the end, and then I had another job on a film with Sean Connery in the f—king jungle,” she told The Guardian in an interview published Monday. “And by the time I came home it wasn’t playing. And I never wanted to see it on TV.”
  • All 24 TV Shows That Have Been Renewed or Canceled This Season (Updating Photos)

    02/21/2017 12:07:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 20, 2017 | Linda Ge
    List will be updated as broadcast networks make their official decisions.
  • Movie Theaters Hosting Screenings of ‘1984’ to Protest Trump

    02/21/2017 10:33:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 21, 2017 | Ben Kew
    Dozens of cinemas across the United States are planning to screen the film adaption of George Orwell’s 1984 in protest of reports that President Donald Trump is allegedly considering cuts to arts funding.
  • Fox News Channel's Brenda Buttner Passes Away

    02/20/2017 5:18:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/20/17 | foxnewsinsider
    Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears," has passed away at age 55 after a battle with cancer. Based in New York, she joined the network in 2000, after hosting CNBC's "The Money Club" and serving as the network's Washington correspondent. Buttner graduated with honors from Harvard University with a B.A. in social studies and went on to become a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where she graduated with high honors in politics and economics.
  • Director Judd Apatow: Living with Trump as President Is Like Getting Raped, Murdered

    02/20/2017 10:30:10 AM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 20 feb 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    <p>Do rape “jokes” ever count as comedy? Apparently they do when Trump is involved. Liberal Hollywood writer and producer of films like Bridesmaids and Anchorman Judd Apatow actually compared living with Trump as President to getting raped, during a stand up comedy show in Los Angeles Saturday. Apatow, like many in Hollywood, seems to be unusually upset with the election calling him a “madman” and a “sociopath” in an previous unhinged rant.</p>
  • Richard Schickel, Influential Time Magazine Film Critic, Dies at 84

    02/20/2017 9:20:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Variety ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 84. “He was one of the fathers of American film criticism,” his daughter, writer Erika Schickel, told the Times. “He had a singular voice. When he wrote or spoke, he had an old-fashioned way of turning a phrase. He was blunt and succinct both on the page and in life.” He wrote...
  • Weekend Box Office: Matt Damon's 'The Great Wall' Crumbles With $21M U.S. Debut

    02/19/2017 1:53:04 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/17/2017 | Pamela McClintock
    'A Cure for Wellness' is also bombing over the long Presidents Day weekend, leaving 'The Lego Batman Movie' and 'Fifty Shades Darker' firmly in charge Acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, bombed in its U.S. debut over the long Presidents Day weekend with an estimated $21 million from 3,325 theaters, including a three-day tally of $18.1 million. That's a poor start considering the movie's $150 million production budget. Revised estimates for the holiday weekend will be released Monday morning, while final numbers won't be ready until Tuesday. In any case, the first Presidents Day weekend...
  • Malia Obama Seen In Short Black Dresses As Dating Rumours Heat Up (wears a hoodie to work)

    02/19/2017 11:35:39 AM PST · by drewh · 91 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | FEB 19 2017 AST
    Malia Obama is gaining celebrity street cred even faster now that she is no longer constrained by White House protocol. The former First Daughter was spied wearing a short dress as she reported to work for her new internship in New York. Reports are surfacing that Malia is single and has dating on her mind. Malia Obama was spotted in downtown Manhattan last week wearing a black distressed short skirt as she made her way into the headquarters of the Harvey Weinstein Company. Malia is in the Big Apple as part of her foray into the film industry as Daily...
  • Stunning Fox News/ Trump Surrogate Debuts in Prime Time (Miss Ohio Madison Geisotto)

    02/19/2017 10:04:42 AM PST · by drewh · 25 replies
    Madison Gesiotto Connected to: Ohio State University NBC Columnist From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born Madison Mari Gesiotto March 20, 1992 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Alma mater Ohio State University Occupation Commentator, Columnist, Miss Ohio USA Years active 2013-Present Madison Gesiotto (born Madison Mari Gesiotto on March 20, 1992) is an American conservative commentator, [1] columnist, figure skater,[2] model,[3] and beauty queen who won Miss Ohio USA 2014.[4] She represented the state of Ohio on NBC and Univision at Miss USA 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 8, 2014.[5] She is currently the author of a weekly column at The Washington...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 7 Episode 10

    02/19/2017 6:50:36 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 54 replies
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  • Piers Morgan With Tucker Carlson: "J.K. Rowling Is a Serial Loser" Virtue Signalling Celebrities

    02/18/2017 4:23:16 PM PST · by tony75034 · 16 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/18/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    TV personality Piers Morgan and author J.K. Rowling are in a Twitter war over American politics. Tucker had Piers on for the discussion. He called her work "drivel" and she called him "amoral" after Piers Morgan defended the U.S. government's travel ban during an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday. A flurry of tweets between Rowling and Morgan followed. J.K. Rowling is simply one of the fake celebrities and wealthy who need to shut the hell up or put up. She is a virtue signalling celebrity who need to shut the hell up. See report on...
  • Education Establishment versus USA: War of the Worlds

    02/18/2017 2:18:52 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    Saving Our future ^ | Dec.15, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price –
    A famous novel by H. G. Wells begins: “No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly and closely…[that]intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the 20th century came the great disillusionment.” That’s a perfect summary of Professor John Dewey and his friends— intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic. They looked at our culture and our schools and came to a hostile conclusion: this place needed fundamental transformation. So John Dewey and...
  • Susan Sarandon tells gay website her sexuality is ‘up for grabs’

    02/17/2017 8:02:39 PM PST · by llevrok · 62 replies
    washington times ^ | 2/16/2017 | Ken Shepherd
    Self-described “serial monogamist” Susan Sarandon recently told a gay website her sexuality was “up for grabs.” “Is your sexuality more or less rigid these days? Basically, should we be welcoming you to the family?” an interviewer with PrideSource.com asked the 70-year-old actress in an interview published Tuesday. “Well, I’m a serial monogamist, so I haven’t really had a large dating career,” Ms. Sarandon answered. “I married Chris Sarandon when I was 20, and that went on for quite a while — each of my relationships have. I haven’t exactly been in the midst of a lot of offers of any...
  • 5G Will Make Your Phone Super Fast In A Few Years, But What Is It?

    02/17/2017 10:54:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.vocativ.com ^ | Feb 15, 2017 at 4:44 PM ET | By Alejandro Alba
    No more waiting and waiting for downloads or streaming Wireless connectivity has evolved much since it was first introduced in the 1980’s, and it’ll keep evolving over the next three years in order to keep up with the proliferation of devices that require a faster, stronger Internet connection. Although it will roll out slowly, the next generation of cellular data is already being implemented and was recently officially named “5G.” So what does “5G” mean? In simplest terms, it means the fifth generation of mobile connectivity that’s destined to replace 4G, which is the common connectivity standard currently throughout the...
  • Feminist Joy at Rumored ‘First Female’ Star Wars Droid

    02/17/2017 10:40:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 15, 2017 | Staff
    Feminists were celebrating a fresh victory for equality as rumors began to circulate that the Star Wars movies will feature a female droid for the first time. Casting for the upcoming Han Solo origin movie is underway, and reportedly involves a major part for droids who are female.
  • George 'The Animal' Steele, WWE legend and Hall of Famer, Dies At Age 79

    02/17/2017 10:18:43 AM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 5 minutes ago | by Denny Burkholder
    <p>Hall of Fame wrestler George “The Animal” Steele has died, according WWE.</p> <p>Steele, real name Jim Myers, had been battling health problems for years, including kidney failure. He had been moved into hospice care shortly before his death.</p> <p>Portraying a green-tongued, bald-headed wildman, Steele was known for “eating” turnbuckles -- ripping them open with his teeth and throwing the shredded padding at opponents. He enjoyed his greatest fame near the end of his three-decade career as part of the 1980s WWE (then WWF) roster that included stars like Andre the Giant, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.</p>
  • Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s Son Is Just Like His Dad on ‘Tonight Show’

    02/17/2017 9:56:24 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 17, 2017
    Steve Irwin’s son, Robert, stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and if you closed your eyes, it was almost like the original Crocodile Hunter was back on the show. Steve died back in 2006 when Robert was only 2 years old, and while we don’t know if Robert can dance like his sister, Bindi, he definitely has the same infectious enthusiasm that runs in the whole family. The first animal Robert brought out was an African dwarf crocodile named Beetlejuice, and when Jimmy was worried about petting little Beetlejuice, Robert put him at ease by saying, “My dad...
  • Done! Jennifer Garner 'is set to file for divorce' from Ben Affleck 20 MONTHS after split [tr]

    02/17/2017 7:52:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2017 | Heidi Parker
    Jennifer Garner will reportedly file for divorce from Ben Affleck. This claim was made by UsWeekly on Friday, but the site had no exact information about when or where the filing would take place. It was added the Batman star has also moved out of the Pacific Palisades mansion, which they purchased in 2009 for just over $17m.
  • Hidden Figures review: a space-race segregation drama full of star pow

    02/17/2017 7:29:19 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 15 replies
    LondonDailyTelegraph ^ | 2/15/17 | Tim Robey
    Not since Sister Act has a film fronted by black women had quite the commercial impact of Hidden Figures, which has crashed through the $100 million barrier at the US box office and even scored a place on the Best Picture line-up. Underrate the star power of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe at your peril; by the end of their film, you’ll certainly be doffing your hat to the women they’re playing, too. Hidden in the sense of historically obscured – their contributions to the space race neglected and marginalised – this trio of Nasa employees had...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘La La Land’ Sends A ‘Bigoted Message,’ ‘Misleads’ on Race and Jazz

    02/16/2017 5:34:13 PM PST · by drewh · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | feb 16 2017 ast | staff report
    NBA great and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes a column for the Hollywood Reporter in which he examines the critically-acclaimed hit film La La Land and how it “misleads” on issues of race, romance and jazz. As someone who finds La La Land bold and daring, I can also admit that there are a few elements that warrant closer examination, particularly regarding its portrayal of jazz, romance and people of color. In fact, the better a work of art is, the more we must dissect it, because now we’re not just measuring box office, we’re assessing its proper place in...
  • Lindsay Lohan on Working With President Donald Trump On Syria: ‘If You Can’t Beat Him, Join Him’

    02/15/2017 1:10:32 PM PST · by drewh · 7 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 2:29 pm, February 15th, 2017 | by Dana Eisenberg
    Lindsay Lohan did a Facebook Live interview, and she’s got some thoughts on working with President Donald Trump. Specifically, she’s been spending time in Turkey with Syrian refugees, and she says “Turkey is doing a lot, and that’s why I wanted to try and get the word out to Donald Trump to kind of, bring him over there and have him see all the positive things that they’re doing and how America can help as well.” When asked if she’d sit down with the President to talk about ways he can help, she said “Yeah, just broaden his ideas of...
  • Scarlett Johansson: 'I don't think it's natural to be a monogamous person'

    02/15/2017 10:56:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2017
    Scarlett Johansson is having second thoughts on monogamy. In Playboy's March/April 2017 issue, the 32-year-old “Ghost in the Shell” star admitted that she isn’t sure people are designed to be monogamous in relationships. “I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing,” said the actress. “I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work.” …
  • Tucker has become unwatchable - vanity

    02/14/2017 6:36:37 PM PST · by RightInEastLansing · 151 replies
    Tucker has totally lost control of his interviews. The slimy liberals have learned to just talk over him and never let him get a word in edgewise. Too bad, I use to look forward to his show. Now it has become a platform for the rabid, insane left.
  • Friars Club Raided by FBI

    02/14/2017 6:41:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    SNIP Multiple sources said the legendary Friars Club was raided by federal agents this week. Sources told Page Six that agents left with “computers and boxes of files.” The club’s finances are being investigated, we hear, by US Attorney Preet Bharara’s Southern District of New York, though a rep for Bharara’s office said he could not comment on whether there is an investigation. An FBI rep and a rep for the Friars Club did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
  • "Mike Lupica’s rambling, diva fits forced ESPN to cancel beloved show"

    02/14/2017 8:03:51 AM PST · by TakebackGOP · 26 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | February 14, 2017 | Richard Johnson
    "Mike Lupica is being blamed for the cancellation of “The Sports Reporters” after the show’s run of nearly 30 years on ESPN. The Daily News columnist was a panelist for many years on the Sunday morning show, on which he and other print reporters such as the Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan and the Detroit Free Press’ Mitch Albom discussed the week’s hot-button issues in sports. When longtime host John Saunders unexpectedly died at 61 in August, Lupica jumped at the chance to replace him. “He was a total diva,” one insider said. “He was abusive to people, and mean to...
  • Harrison Ford in Incident With Passenger Plane at California Airport

    02/14/2017 2:54:29 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 2/14/17 | Tom Costello and Mary Emily O'Hara
    Actor Harrison Ford was involved in a potentially serious incident Monday in California as he was piloting his private plane, a single-engine Husky, NBC News has learned. Ford, an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes, had been instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, but mistakenly aimed for a taxiway, instead. His plane passed over the top of an American Airlines 737 carrying 110 passengers and a six-person crew.
  • Bachelor Nation's Wells Adams: America Won't 'Embrace' Black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay

    02/14/2017 11:22:28 AM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    US Weekly ^ | February 12, 2017 @ 9:20 PM
    Who's the next Bachelorette? Bachelor Nation's Chase McNary and Wells Adams were guests on Vinny Ventiera's Wrong Reasons podcast on Thursday, February 2, and the three Bachelorette season 12 alums discussed which of Nick Viall's Bachelor season 21 ladies might get picked, including such standouts as Rachel Lindsay and Corinne Olympios. McNary said that while he thinks Lindsay could be the next Bachelorette, given that viewers have been calling for a more diverse choice as the show's lead, he's not sure if producers will go through with it. "[Producers] want everyone to think, Oh, this black girl is finishing pretty...
  • Melania Trump Thanks Emily Ratajkowski For 'Calling Out' NY Times Reporter (who called her a hooker)

    02/14/2017 10:26:59 AM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2.14.17 gmt | By Caitlin Yilek (@hausofcait)
    Melania Trump thanked actress Emily Ratajkowski for standing up for her when a New York Times reporter called the first lady a "hooker." "Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women!" Trump tweeted at the actress. Ratajkowski unloaded Monday on the unnamed reporter via Twitter after the journalist called Trump "a hooker" at a fashion show. Stay abreast of the latest developments from nation's capital and beyond with curated News Alerts from the Washington Examiner news desk and delivered to your inbox. "Whatever your politics it's crucial to call this out for...
  • Firing Line Broadcasts

    02/14/2017 1:37:34 AM PST · by iowamark · 15 replies
    From 1966 to 1999, the television series Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. was a venue for debate and discussion on political, social, and philosophical issues with experts of the day. The broadcast collection includes administrative files, program preparation materials, photographs, transcripts, sound recordings, and videotape copies of the 1,505 programs. Preface With 1,504 installments over 33 years, Firing Line is the longest-running public-affairs show in television history with a single host, William F. Buckley Jr. The Firing Line archives consist of: tapes of all the shows; transcripts of all the shows; for about two-thirds of the shows, the...
  • Hidden Figures: Kevin Costner Says ‘I Used the N-word a Thousand Times’ as He Talks Racism

    02/13/2017 11:03:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Tue, Feb 14, 2017 | SHAUN KITCHENER
    HIDDEN FIGURES star Kevin Costner has spoken candidly about having his eyes opened to widespread racism, ahead of the critically acclaimed film’s UK release.The movie, which is the top-grossing nominee for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, sees Costner starring alongside Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson as black women becoming integral to the work of NASA at a time of rampant explicit racism in the USA. Speaking to Square Mile, Costner recalled his own upbringing in Compton, near LA, where he and those around him were oblivious about the significance of the N-word. “I said the N-word...
  • Disney Drops YouTuber PewDiePie for Anti-Semitic Content

    02/13/2017 10:17:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Swedish gamer PewDiePie (known IRL as Felix Kjellberg) is the most famous and highest-paid YouTuber in the world. His videos have yielded billions of views, millions of followers, and helped him earn $15 million in 2016. But next year’s figure could be significantly lower following a report from The Wall Street Journal that Disney is ending its deal with PewDiePie for recent anti-Semitic content in his videos. Prior to today, PewDiePie worked with Disney via a joint venture with the Maker Studios, a digital video network that Disney bought in 2014. Though Kjellberg maintained “editorial independence” with Maker Studios, a...
  • ABC to cast first ever black ‘Bachelorette’

    02/13/2017 6:32:14 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 13, 2017
    After 12 seasons, “The Bachelorette” is ready for a shake up. ABC has named contestant Rachel Lindsay the first black lead of “The Bachelor” franchise, sources close to show confirmed Monday to Variety. Though the network has not released an official statement, series creator Mike Fleiss teased a “historic announcement” will be made during Monday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
  • Geraldo Rivera Quits Post After Yale Removes Slavery Supporter's Name

    02/13/2017 3:28:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/17 | Jennifer Calfas
    Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera quit his position at Yale University after the Ivy League school announced it would remove the name of a pro-slavery lawmaker from one of its residential colleges. Yale's Calhoun College was named after Vice President John C. Calhoun, a 19th-century slavery supporter and white supremacist from South Carolina who attended Yale. Yale announced plans to rename Calhoun College after Grace Murray Hopper, an alum of the school and a renowned computer scientist and Navy rear admiral, the New York Times reported. Rivera announced his decision to resign from his position at the university on Sunday...
  • Lena Dunham goes fully nude AGAIN in explicit sex scene as she gets mixed reviews for Girls' [tr]

    02/13/2017 6:44:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2017 | Paul Chavez
    It is the final season of one of the most talked about shows in recent years. And Lena Dunham certainly didn't disappoint fans as she returned to the screen as body-confident Hannah Horvath as Girls' sixth season debuted on Sunday night. The show's creator and leading lady was at her unashamed best in the episode as her character enjoyed success in her professional and private lives.
  • Lindsay Lohan: Interest in Islam Made Me Feel Scared About Returning To US (poor snowflake!)

    02/12/2017 7:19:33 PM PST · by drewh · 62 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 12, 2017 20:18 IST | IANS
    Actor Lindsay Lohan has revealed that her interest in Islam made her feel “scared” about returning to the US. The 30-year-old has returned to New York and opened up about the recent speculation that she would be converting to Islam. Read more Lindsay Lohan quotes the Quran on Kuwaiti talk show, fuels conversion rumours Has Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam? A message on Instagram suggests so “I’ve studied the Quran for quite some time. It’s a process to convert to anything. I respect all religions... It’s a beautiful religion and I am a very spiritual person. It’s something I’ve been...
  • 10 of the Worst Sci-Fi TV Shows of All Time

    02/12/2017 1:33:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 314 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | January 20, 2017 | Robert Yaniz Jr
    In the past decade or so, science fiction on television has seen a dramatic uptick in both quantity and quality. Shows like Westworld are keeping critics engaged and audiences coming back for more week after week, but while a number of sci-fi shows over the years have developed significant cult followings, others have become notorious examples of just how bad the genre can be when it isn’t executed effectively. Here’s our look at some of the worst sci-fi shows to ever hit the small-screen. For the record, we’re focusing specifically on live-action series only. So any infamous animated shows won’t...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 7 Episode 9

    02/12/2017 10:01:25 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 120 replies
    N/A | February 12, 2017 | N/A
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement on Ivanka Trump Nordstrom and Donald Trump 2/11/2017

    02/12/2017 2:19:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/11/17 | Jeanine Pirro
  • CBS Tries to Make Grammy Show Hip with Trans Woman; Critic Lobbies Against White Boys

    02/11/2017 5:18:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/11/17 | Tim Graham
    Culture critics have long hammered the Grammy Awards as tragically unhip. So CBS knew there was one way to get hip quickly: Sunday night’s awards ceremonies will be their first show with a male trophy presenters and….a trans woman presenter. Actor Derek Marrocco and transgender model Martina Robledo will hand out awards alongside the typical blonde – model/actress Hollin Haley. AP’s Lynn Elber hailed the nod as breaking with hoary male-chauvinist tradition. “Changing up the Grammy trophy presenters isn’t window-dressing.” Robledo, who’s from San Diego, said she was honored to join Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox and other transgender people in...
  • Trailer for 'racist' Netflix series Dear White People 'gets a million dislikes in just ONE day'...

    02/10/2017 6:10:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/10/17 | Peter Lloyd
    The trailer for a controversial new Netflix programme has sparked a fierce race row - losing the entertainment company numerous customers in the process. More than 250,000 'dislikes' were registered for the Dear White People preview on Friday, just 24 hours after it was officially uploaded to YouTube. But the true scale of the discontent could be much higher after claims the online broadcaster deleted both a million views and 100,000 accompanying negative comments.
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson distances himself from Under Armour CEO's pro-Trump remark

    02/10/2017 7:57:10 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/10/17 | ap
    . That means a commitment to diversity, inclusion, community, open-mindedness and some serious hard work. But it doesn't mean that I or my team will always agree with the opinion of everyone who works there, including its executives. Great leaders inspire and galvanize the masses during turbulent times, they don't cause people to divide and disband. My responsibility here is not only to the global audience we serve, but also to the thousands of workers who pour blood, sweat, and tears into making Under Armour strong. A diverse group of hardworking men and women who possess integrity, respect and compassion...
  • ESPN Profit Plummets As Network Turns Left

    02/10/2017 5:45:26 AM PST · by relictele · 36 replies
    Outkick The Coverage ^ | 08 Feb 2017 | Clay Travis
    Yesterday afternoon Disney announced its quarterly earnings and something I've been predicting for several years now was at the forefront of most of those stories -- ESPN's income declined 11% compared to last year. The drag on earnings and revenue from ESPN led to a quarterly miss of estimates for ESPN's parent company, Disney. Fortunately for Disney the company has made smart strategic moves in other arenas -- buying Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel among others -- that have helped to defray the coming collapse of ESPN. So while Disney may not suffer terrible consequences thanks to the success of...
  • 'Desperate’ Billy Bush Begging To Be Cast On ‘Dancing With The Stars' (willing to take less pay)

    02/09/2017 2:50:45 PM PST · by drewh · 23 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 @ 14:53PM | By James Vituscka @JVatRadarOnline
    The disgraced former TODAY host will do anything to salvage his career! Disgraced former TODAY show host, Billy Bush, is “desperate” to salvage what is left of his career, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned, by landing a spot on Dancing with the Stars! According to a production insider, Bush, 45, is “begging to be cast on Season 24!” “Billy said he would be willing to take a pay cut, and take a sum much lower than the other contestants,” the insider claimed. However, the source said that Bush – who left the TODAY Show late last year over his part in...
  • Survivor: Game Changers — Mamanuca Islands

    02/09/2017 2:41:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | February 9, 2017
    Survivor: Game Changers — Mamanuca Islands is the 34th season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, March 8, 2017 on CBS at 8/7c with a special two hour episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty returning players divided into two tribes of ten players each. The "Game Changers" theme as with some past themes, is of course utterly contrived. Apparently the original plan called for three teams consisting of (1) winners, (2) those who made the jury, and (3) those who were booted prior...
  • Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Announces She’s Retiring This Year At Age 74, After Album Release

    02/09/2017 12:47:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 02/09/2017 | Evan Real
    The Queen of Soul is hanging up her crown. Aretha Franklin revealed in a new interview that she plans to retire this year after she releases her upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. See what she had to say in the video above! Speaking to Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4 on Tuesday, February 7, the 74-year-old “Respect” singer opened up about her decision to wrap up her inimitable career, which began in January 1961 when she released her debut record, Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo. “I must tell you, I am retiring this year,” Franklin – who was the first woman...
  • Revealed: How Madonna charmed Malawian adoption judge who asked 'uncomfortable'........

    02/09/2017 11:08:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Paul Thompson In Lilongwe, Malawi For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Revealed: How Madonna charmed Malawian adoption judge who asked 'uncomfortable' questions because she feared pop queen was 'robbing country's greatest asset'... its children Madonna charmed a Malawian adoption judge who asked 'uncomfortable questions' because she feared the pop queen might be 'robbing' the country's greatest asset - its children, it can be revealed. The US superstar was asked by presiding Judge Fiona Mwale about her age, her health, her celebrity status and her motivation for wanting to adopt the four-year-olds. The 58-year-old, who publicly threatened to blow up the White House and used the F-word last month to...
  • First trailer for Netflix series Dear White People is unveiled and attracts 17 TIMES more [tr]

    02/09/2017 5:45:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2017 | Ross Mcdonagh
    The first trailer for Dear White People has been unveiled — and not everyone is pleased. The Netflix series - which satirizes race relation in an Ivy League college - is a sequel to the 2014 film of the same name. And within minutes of the 30-second clip debuting on YouTube on Wednesday, the comments section was jam-packed with angry views... even more than usual.