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  • TV commercials that drive you nuts

    04/24/2018 1:44:29 PM PDT · by Hugin · 298 replies
    OK, what TV commercials really bug you? Make you want to scream at the TV every time you see them? Leaving aside the stupid dads and always white burglars, here's a couple that I see all the time lately...
  • "Roseanne" repeats first episode tonight (Tues.), followed by 3 more episodes

    04/24/2018 1:39:56 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 16 replies
    Let's give the show even more ratings by watching a repeat of the first episode, which aired on March 27th, followed by 3 more episodes. MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
  • Box Office Poison: 6 Reasons Amy Schumer’s New Movie Flopped

    04/23/2018 2:41:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 April 2018 | John Nolte
    From a respectable $30 million opening for Trainwreck, to a disappointing $19.5 million opening for Snatched (which ultimately flopped), to a humiliating $16 million opening for I Feel Pretty… Amy Schumer’s movie career is now in serious trouble. If you include Thank You for Your Service (which grossed just $9.5 million), Schumer has now starred in three flops in a row. Like Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer has almost certainly destroyed a promising movie career — quickly devolving from movie star to box office poison. What makes this latest opening especially catastrophic for Schumer is that, unlike the R-rated Trainwreck and...
  • Social Media Mob Attacks Shania Twain After She Walks Back Pro-President Trump Comments

    04/23/2018 2:12:41 PM PDT · by ethom · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 April 2018 | by Charlie Nash
    Canadian singer Shania Twain is still being attacked by the left, despite her apology for saying she’d have voted for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain had previously declared. “Do you want straight or polite?” Twain also described President Trump as “transparent,” adding, “and politics has a reputation of not being that, right?” However, the singer has since apologized for her comment, claiming it wasn’t “representative of my values.” “My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my...
  • Lethal Weapon on Verge of Cancellation Due to Clayne Crawford's Behavior

    04/23/2018 1:37:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    TV Line ^ | April 23, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    My recent Blind Item in Ask Ausiello is a blind no more. As confirmed by our sister site Deadline, a big question mark is now hanging over Lethal Weapon‘s seemingly slam-dunk Season 3 renewal due to the behavior of co-lead Clayne Crawford. Per Deadline, Crawford has “been disciplined several times over complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment.” The issue reportedly intensified in recent months to the point where several actors and crew members on the Fox drama do not want to be on set with Crawford. A source tells TVLine that studio Warner Bros. is considering recasting...
  • ‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Journey Into Night’ Welcomes You Back to the Park

    04/23/2018 9:35:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | Chris Evangelista
    Welcome to our weekly recaps of HBO’s Westworld. This Westworld review takes a look at the first episode of season 2, “Journey Into Night.” Be warned: spoilers follow. “What’s It Mean?” Welcome back to Westworld! Everyone’s dead and/or dying! The second season of HBO’s puzzle box show starts things off with a bang, literally, as we watch one carnage-filled scene after another of character being brutally gunned down. But in season 2, the script has been flipped. It’s no longer the hapless, helpless robot hosts being killed by sociopathic billionaires who find entertainment in cruelty. Instead, it’s the hosts doing...
  • 'Roseanne' marathon coming to ABC on April 24

    04/23/2018 6:15:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies ^ | 4/22/2018 | Staff
    Can't get enough of "Roseanne" and the Conner family? ABC is set to air four back-to-back episodes from the hit series' revival on Tuesday, April 24. The marathon kicks off at 8 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. CT | 8 p.m. PT. ABC will air the episodes "Twenty Years to Life," "Dress to Impress," "Eggs Over, Not Easy" and "Darlene v. David."
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 4 Episode 2

    04/22/2018 12:51:50 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 19 replies
    N/A | April 22, 2018 | N/A
  • Mike Myers pays tribute to Austin Powers costar Verne Troyer: ‘I hope he is in a better place’

    04/22/2018 2:38:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies ^ | April 21, 2018
    Mike Myers has paid tribute to his Austin Powers costar Verne Troyer, who died Saturday at the age of 49. “Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him,” the actor said in a statement. “It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better place. He will be greatly missed.”
  • Verne Troyer, 'Mini-Me' in the Austin Powers films, dies at age 49

    04/21/2018 3:03:03 PM PDT · by ethom · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 5:40 PM ET, Sat April 21, 2018 | y Steve Almasy, CNN Updated
    Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts. Troyer was 49. "Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh," a statement posted to his social media said. "Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message every day." No cause of death was released. Troyer, who was reportedly 2 feet, 8 inches...
  • Space Above and Beyond

    04/20/2018 7:42:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/21/08
    A scene from the series Space Above and Beyond series pilot. R. Lee Ermey portraying a drill instructor. Space Above and Beyond lasted one season, but deserved better, I was and excellent blend of SciFi and War story. Gunny's passing reminded me both of the series and the fact he was in the first episode.
  • Amy Schumer laments ‘I Feel Pretty’ casting, says minority should have her starring role

    04/20/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Comedian Amy Schumer said her starring role in “I Feel Pretty” should have gone to a minority actress with a “harder” life story. [snip] “It’s not about an ugly, vile troll getting beautiful,” the actress said in response to critics of the movie’s premise. “It’s about a girl who really struggles with self-esteem, which is something we can all relate to. So, it just made me excited for people to see the movie. But also, I think it is fair to say that, you know, that it’s a lot harder for other people … and I recognize that I am...
  • Abby Lee Miller Cancer Diagnosis: Ex ‘Dance Moms’ Star And Pals Devastated Over Illness

    04/20/2018 2:49:56 PM PDT · by ethom · 9 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | April 20, 2018 | Lousie Bonquin
    Friends, enemies, celebrities and even ordinary people are sending "get well soon" wishes to Abby as she faces a difficult time. Louise Bonquin Abby Lee Miller was recently rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency back surgery. After the procedure, the former Dance Moms star’s condition was still not good and doctors diagnosed her with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a blood cancer. With the unexpected diagnosis, Abby Lee Miller’s friends were reportedly shocked. Most of them expressed sadness after the news of her illness spread. As per Radar Online, even Mitchell Finke, one of Abby’s known enemies, felt bad about what happened...
  • ‘Super Troopers 2’ Tops Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ (Marvel's Infinity War tracking $190-235m)

    04/20/2018 1:46:35 PM PDT · by ethom · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | April 20, 2018 7:52 | By Dave McNary
    Fox’s “Super Troopers 2” has topped Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” with $1.4 million at 1,850 North American locations on Thursday night. STXfilms’ “I Feel Pretty” took in $1 million from 2,600 sites during Thursday previews. “Super Troopers 2” reunites the five stars of the original 2001 film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, collectively known as Broken Lizard. The quintet plays profane Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks and feuding with other local law enforcement officers. The sequel, which was crowd-funded in 2015 with an impressive $4.4 million from fans...
  • ‘Roseanne’ Holds Steady, Continues To Dominate As Season’s Top Program (tops Sunday Football)

    04/20/2018 1:36:31 PM PDT · by ethom · 10 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | 4/20/18 | by Nellie Andreeva
    Last night featured the return of two popular characters from the original series, Johnny Galecki’s David and Estelle Persons’ Beverly. In week 4, the revival drew a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating (Live+same day). That was even with the fast national last week despite facing new episodes of The Voice and NCIS at 8 PM this week vs. clip show/rerun last Tuesday. In total viewers, Roseanne drew 13 million viewers. Roseanne was the No.1 program on Tuesday in 18-49 and total viewers for a fourth consecutive week. What’s more as of now, based on most current ratings that include delayed viewing,...
  • Smallville star Allison Mack arrested for 'her role in sex slave cult Nxivm just weeks after [tr]

    04/20/2018 12:36:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Allison Mack is facing federal charges for her alleged role in the sex slave cult Nxivm a law enforcement source tells The Smallville actress was picked up by the FBI earlier this week and was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court. She is charged in a three-count indictment with sex trafficking, sex trafficking recruiting and conspiracy to commit forced labor, with the victims listed as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.
  • Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Slammed By Reviewers (niece of Chucky gets 35% metascore)

    04/20/2018 12:35:24 PM PDT · by ethom · 21 replies
    Big Hollywood: Breitbart ^ | 20 Apr 2018 | John Nolte
    No one can argue that Amy Schumer is not a comedienne. The problem is that she is politically polarizing, self-righteous, and much more concerned with teaching us a finger-waving lesson than simply giving us a two-hour vacation from the world with a few silly chuckles. As a result, no one really likes Amy Schumer. She is unlikable. Even those who agree with her pious politicking find her unlikable. They might not say so — but trust me, they do. Goodwill is crucial to enjoying a commercial movie career, and after enjoying a big hit with the overrated Trainwreck, Schumer has...
  • Traina Thoughts: The Bad Ratings News Hasn't Gotten Any Better For ESPN's "Get Up"

    04/20/2018 12:29:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | April 20, 2018 | Jimmy Trania
    1. ESPN's new morning show, "Get Up," closed out its third week on the air today. Three weeks is still not a enough time to fully judge a show, but when it comes the ratings, the news is going from bad to worse for Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. The debut episode drew 283,000 viewers. This Tuesday's episode drew 233,000 viewers while Wednesday's show pulled in 243,000 viewers. The show is not picking up viewers, which would've been expected with the NBA playoffs going on. The other problem for the World Wide Leader is that the show has...
  • Coors Banquet (Featuring John Wayne and R. Lee Ermey)

    04/19/2018 9:25:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/25/11
    The second of the Coors commercials featuring the Duke. This one also features R. Lee Ermey
  • New 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Trailer Has A Bonkers Surfing Scene

    04/19/2018 9:40:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Ron Dicker
    The final “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” trailer dropped on Wednesday (see below), and its mysterious surfing scene has us stoked. It’s on for just a moment, but it looks totally rad. A very large creature rides the wave beneath the surface, while a human catches the swell from above. This probably won’t end with high-fives and beers on the beach.