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  • (Bill Murray) Stripes Parade Prep Speech

    04/29/2016 7:14:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    YOUTUBE.COM ^ | 16 OCTOBER 2010 | ELSOLDAO
    "...We're not Spartans, we're Americans! With a capital 'A' huh! You know what that means? Do you? That means that our Forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the retched refuse. The underdog. We're mutts!"
  • California won't celebrate 'John Wayne Day'; one lawmaker cites actor's 'disturbing views' on race

    04/29/2016 6:29:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jessica Roy
    It's a no-go for The Duke. A California lawmaker's bid to commemorate May 26, 2016, as "John Wayne Day" failed in the Assembly after lawmakers cited the actor's comments on race. In a 1971 interview with Playboy, Wayne called black people "irresponsible" and said Native Americans were "selfish" for not wanting to share their land with white colonists. "He had disturbing views toward race," said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), according to the Associated Press.
  • The company behind 'American Idol' just filed for bankruptcy

    04/28/2016 2:48:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Jethro Nededog
    Core Media Group, the company behind "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York. According to court papers, the company says it owes $398 million. That includes money owed for loans, back payments to former employees, and investors, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "American Idol" was the company's biggest breadwinner. And now that the show has ended at Fox, the company is unable to find a similar source of revenue. The company has been seeing losses from a decline in "American Idol" ratings for several years now, however. In 2014,...
  • '24: Legacy,' Lee Daniels' 'Star' Ordered to Series at Fox

    04/28/2016 11:39:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 3 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 27, 2016 | Lesley Goldberg
    The network has handed out early series orders to two of its most high-profile pilots this season, both hailing from its sibling studio 20th Century Fox TV: 24: Legacy and Lee Daniels' Star. Legacy, which now counts former 24 star Kiefer Sutherland as an executive producer, is picked up for 12 episodes, while Star has scored the traditional 13. 24: Legacy is a new take on the franchise that features an all-new cast of characters and is structured in the same style of the original series. Legacy revolves around a military hero's (Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead)...
  • FOX45 evacuated after reported threat, vehicle fire (Baltimore)

    04/28/2016 11:34:21 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    FOX 45 - WBFF ^ | April 28
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The FOX45 offices on W 41st Street were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a threat was received at the building. Fire crews responded and extinguished a fire which appeared to have been set in the gas tank of a vehicle parked in the station lot
  • Charles Schulz Museum Opens Snoopy-Centric Outpost in Tokyo

    04/27/2016 7:50:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa has opened a Snoopy Museum in Tokyo. The new outpost will exhibit portions of the California collection on a rotating basis every six months. The opening exhibit is "My Favorite Peanuts," curated by Schulz's widow Jean. Boing Boing noted that fans can purchase exclusive merchandise as well as grab a bite in the Cafe Blanket restaurant or the confectionery. Snoopy's creator, Charles M. Schulz, started the wildly popular "Peanuts" series while living in Minneapolis. He relocated to Sebastopol in 1958, then Santa Rosa in 1969, where he lived until his...
  • Watch: MGM Drops First Trailer for ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake

    04/26/2016 6:00:12 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 63 replies
    Breibart ^ | 22 April 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Martin Sensmeier star in The Magnificent Seven as seven hired guns enlisted to help the people of Rose Creek, who are being exploited by a merciless killer. Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story, according to IMDB. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers, and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find...
  • R.I.P. Madeleine Sherwood, Mother Superior on 'The Flying Nun'

    04/26/2016 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    metv.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | metvstaff
    Madeleine Sherwood performed Tennessee Williams dramas on stage and screen, and worked with legendary film director Elia Kazan. Her Broadway roles included The Crucible, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Camelot — roles that any actor would envy. However, the Quebec native is perhaps best known for running a convent of nuns in Puerto Rico on television. For three seasons, Sherwood portrayed Reverend Mother Superior Placido on The Flying Nun, the charming, quirky 1960s sitcom that sent Sally Field soaring to a new level of stardom. As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, Sherwood has died at the age of...
  • Why Vegans Will Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (and Meat Eaters Won’t)

    04/25/2016 6:49:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Care2 ^ | April 24, 2016 | Natalia Lima
    There’s been a virus outbreak. The population at large has been infected and a large part of it now roams aimlessly searching for its next meal — of human brains. You know the drill, you’ve watched enough episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ so you should be fine, right? Wrong. According to the experts at Psychology Today, it won’t be the toughest or bravest who will survive a zombie apocalypse. The ones who will thrive are vegans. Here’s why vegans will survive a zombie apocalypse and meat eaters won’t: 1. The hunting problem In a world full of zombies, there are...
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 2 Episode 3

    04/24/2016 1:24:41 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 30 replies
    N/A | April 24, 2016 | N/A
  • IS Jon Snow really dead? Millions of fans are just hours from finally finding out if Games of [tr]

    04/24/2016 5:27:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2016 | Joseph Curtis
    It's one of the biggest television cliffhangers since John Ross 'JR' Ewing was shot all those years ago on Dallas. Millions of viewers are less than 24 hours away from finally learning whether Jon Snow is really dead when Game of Thrones returns to our screens. In a simultaneous broadcast with the US, the hit show will air on Sky Atlantic at 2am before being repeated tomorrow for primetime viewers at 9pm. The series is no stranger to killing off its leads, with Sean Bean's Ned Stark beheaded at the end of the very first season.
  • ‘Purple Rain’ Returning to U.S. Theaters This Weekend

    04/22/2016 7:30:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    variety.com ^ | 4/22/16
    The movie that catapulted Prince to stardom is rolling back into U.S. theaters this weekend. “Purple Rain,” starring the late pop star, was first released in 1984 and earned Prince an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The accompanying album also produced two no. 1 singles –“When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy–and went platinum 13 times over. AMC, the nation’s largest theater chain, is teaming with Warner Bros. to screen “Purple Rain” in 87 AMC locations this Saturday, April 22, through Thursday, April 27. Carmike Theaters will also screen the cult favorite in 80 theaters
  • Cancelled Dish, What to do with savings?

    04/22/2016 7:57:49 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 61 replies
    FR | 22 April, 2016 | DrJeff
    Cancelled DishTV today. I have "cut the cord" on and off for many years, and it's time again. I was paying $60/month on a discount plan and it went up to $120 for the same programming. I'm just not getting that kind of benefit from the cable channels. On a personal level, I don't see the value. A recent article found that more than 1,000,000 [US] consumers cancelled paid TV subscriptions in 2015, according to SNL Kagan, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Last year's decline was four times greater than the losses of 2014, and it represents the...
  • Wrestler, entertainer Chyna is dead at 46

    04/21/2016 4:32:55 AM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 04/21/2016 | Andreas Preuss
    Joan Laurer, the ground breaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died. Police in Redondo Beach, California confirm that Laurer, 46, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. Police say they were notified by a friend who went to check on her and found Laurer unresponsive. The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play.
  • The Magnificent Seven trailer: Denzel Washington & Chris Pratt ride into town

    04/20/2016 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 40 replies
    Forget righteousness. The new trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s starry, bullet-holed remake of The Magnificent Seven arrived early Wednesday morning, ready to serve up a helping of revenge. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Martin Sensmeier star in the film as the title seven avengers, with Peter Sarsgaard playing the villainous outlaw they’re out to kill (before he kills them first). As the trailer sets up, Washington’s Sam Chisolm is asked by a young woman (Haley Bennett, who also stars in this fall’s The Girl on a Train) if he’ll provide retribution to the...
  • VIDEO: Irreverent 'SchoolHouse Rock' Parody Blasts Liberal, Transgender Bathroom Controversy

    04/19/2016 5:02:43 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 15 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/19/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Men and women are different. They have different reproductive parts. Different hormones. Therefore they've tended to use different bathrooms. Different locker rooms. Because, well... they're different! But what about those gender-confused individuals who aren't quite sure if they're a Tommy or a Tammy? What happens to them? Fortunately we found one brave Bill, who would journey to the capitol to become Jill. Thank you, Schoolhouse Rock! VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcUJgbWrM64
  • The J. Peterman 'Urban Sombrero' From Seinfeld Is Happening

    04/19/2016 6:14:54 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 13, 2016 | Brian Patrick Eha
    With these words, John Peterman—iconic businessman, world traveler and bon vivant—told John O’Hurley, the actor who played him on Seinfeld, that he wanted to turn the “urban sombrero” into a real product. This week, he launched a 40-day Kickstarter campaign to do just that. Indeed, while most every true Seinfeld fan knows the episode with the urban sombrero, not all are aware that the character of Peterman, Elaine’s boss, was inspired by a real person with a real clothing catalog. But his story is worth telling. Yes, J. Peterman is a real person with a real company. “After 20 years,...
  • DORIS ROBERTS DEAD AT 90

    04/18/2016 5:41:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 04/18/2016 | TMZ STAFF
    Doris Roberts, the beloved mom from "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died ... TMZ has learned. We're told Doris passed away Sunday in L.A. She won 5 Emmy awards, 4 of them for 'Raymond.' She's also starred in tons of other TV shows and movies, like "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and "Grandma's Boy." She's survived by her son, Michael Cannata Jr., who she had with her first husband. Doris' second husband, William Goyen, died in 1983. Doris was 90 years old.
  • Pat Boone Accuses 'SNL' of Anti-Christian Bias After 'God's Not Dead 2' Parody

    04/18/2016 4:04:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 April 2016 | Paul Bond
    “This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” the singer-actor said. Pat Boone is calling out NBC and Saturday Night Live for allegedly being anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, cowardly, “diabolical” and even demonic for a skit over the weekend that parodied God’s Not Dead 2, the actor-singer’s latest movie. In God’s Not Dead 2, Melissa Joan Hart plays a public school teacher who is persecuted for answering a student’s question about Jesus. In the SNL skit, a trailer for a movie called God is a Boob Man...
  • Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart Wanna Know What Love Is in the New Equals Trailer

    04/18/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    io9 ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Whitbrook
    Admittedly, they don’t seem to be having a lot of trouble finding out what love is, but the futuristic dystopian society they live in where all emotion is supposed to have been eradicated probably doesn’t approve. We’ve already seen a brief glimpse of Drake Doremus’ creepy scifi romance movie, but this fresh new trailer gives us a lot more insight into the horrifying world Nia (Stewart) and Silas (Hoult) live in, where people who feel anything get taken away and pumped with drugs to genetically alter themselves back into calm, emotionless citizens.
  • 3 Major Problems With ‘Confirmation,’ HBO’s Anita Hill History Rewrite

    04/18/2016 1:43:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/18/2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Some of us are old enough to remember the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation battle. We were shocked when reports first surfaced that Thomas, a well-regarded former chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was being accused of sexual harassment. But then we heard his accuser’s ever-changing and uncorroborated testimony, and we compared it with the testimony of a dozen close female colleagues who effusively praised Thomas as a boss known for how well he treated the women around him. We learned that his accuser Anita Hill’s testimony was contradicted by data and evidence. Thomas won his confirmation battle....
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 2 Episode 2

    04/17/2016 6:19:38 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 59 replies
    N/A | April 17, 2016 | N/A
  • The Birth of a Nation Official Teaser Trailer (Nat Turner Revolt]

    04/15/2016 5:22:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 15, 2016 | Staff
    Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.
  • Resurgence! New trailer for Shin Godzilla debuts online as fans prepare for his first Japanese [tr]

    04/14/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 14, 2016 | Ross McDonagh
    He's been terrorizing mainly American audiences for more than a decade. But now Godzilla is returning to his native Japan. The first trailer for Shin Godzilla - or Godzilla Resurgence - has debuted online.
  • Kobe Bryant ends basketball career with incredible finale; Scores 60 Points in Final NBA Game

    04/14/2016 6:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    AP Via MSN ^ | 04/14/2016
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers' 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz. He scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, posting his first 50-point game since February 2009 and rallying the Lakers from a 15-point deficit to win the final game of the worst season in franchise history. The entire night was a tribute to Bryant, who is retiring after 20 seasons, five...
  • Again,Juan Williams Talks Over Hosts When They Attempt To Discredit Him On Live TV.

    04/13/2016 5:23:18 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 52 replies
    Have any of you been watching "The Five" lately? What's with Juan? Especially on Tuesdays edition of The Five. When Juan was done speaking, then it was Melissa's turn to speak, and within 2 or 3 seconds, here comes Juan, as usual, trying to silence her as she was trying to form an opinion. Then we had to listen to both Juan and Melissa talking at the same time. It's a wonder Fox hasn't fired Juan from the show at this point. Even today,Juan had to start talking when it wasn't his turn. It seems that Juan Just Never Shuts...
  • CBS Show “Big Bang Theory” Celebrates the Humanity of Unborn Children

    04/13/2016 5:19:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Lifenews ^ | April 13, 2016
    The Big Bang Theory, arguably TV’s most popular comedy today, captured an adorable, life-affirming moment in its latest episode when three of the characters listened to an unborn baby’s heartbeat together. The April 7 episode showed expecting parents Howard and Bernadette sitting together on the sofa with Howard’s best friend Raj. Howard moves a special microphone over his wife’s stomach that allows them to hear the baby’s heart beating. The three friends sit in awe as they listen to the unborn baby’s heart thump through the speaker. “Isn’t that the best?” Bernadette says. “You guys made a person!” Raj adds,...
  • A 'monster' is found lurking in the depths of Loch Ness...but bizarre shape spotted by [tr]

    04/13/2016 5:55:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2016 | Sarah Griffiths
    Nessie has finally been found in the mysteriously dark waters of Loch Ness – but all is not what it seems. A robotic submarine searching the lake for signs of the phantom Scottish beast has come across a long-lost model of the monster - but has not found any signs of the mythical monster's fabled lair. The 30ft-long (9 metre) model sank during the filming of from the 1970 film, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, and has been lost for 50 years before sonar images revealed its resting place.
  • Liza Minnelli's music producer ex-husband David Gest is found dead in London aged 62

    04/12/2016 9:28:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2016 | Richard Spillett and Mark Duell
    Full title: BREAKING NEWS: Liza Minnelli's music producer ex-husband David Gest is found dead at the Four Seasons hotel in London aged 62 - three months before he was due to start his 'I'm Not Dead' tourFriends have paid tribute to David Gest as a 'larger than life showbiz icon' after the former husband of Liza Minnelli was found dead in a luxury London hotel aged 62.The music producer was married to Minnelli from 2002 until 2003, but they only officially divorced in 2007. He was also known for being a close friend of the late Michael Jackson.Police were called to...
  • Mark Rylance to Reteam With Steven Spielberg in ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

    04/12/2016 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/11/2016 | Justin Kroll
    The story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents’ struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.
  • Why I’m quitting the ‘Walking Dead’ franchise

    04/12/2016 3:13:48 AM PDT · by raybbr · 87 replies
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | 4/11/16 | Daniel W. Drezner
    One of the things about writing a book about zombies is that it becomes kind of necessary to keep up on the genre. In the five years since “Theories of International Politics and Zombies” came out, this wasn’t too much of a burden: Read the occasional prestige zombie novel, watch the occasional bastardized film version of a zombie novel and watch “The Walking Dead” on AMC. As that show’s ratings have exploded, however, there has been the inevitable proliferation of spin-offs and homages, including AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” and the CW’s “iZombie.” And, well, it’s getting a little more...
  • 'MADtv' Revived at The CW for Primetime Series

    04/11/2016 1:39:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | APRIL 11, 2016 | Kate Stanhope
    The new incarnation will feature new castmembers and returning faces who will serve as guest hosts. MADtv is making a comeback. The CW is reviving the former Fox late-night series for primetime, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The eight new episodes will feature new castmembers, as well as special appearances from returning cast members who will host the new hourlong installments. There is no premiere date for the new episodes, which will hail from Telepictures and executive producers David E. Salzman, Mark Teitelbaum and John Montgomery. “The MADtv franchise is as vibrant as ever, thanks largely to social and digital...
  • Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday

    04/11/2016 6:49:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | April 8, 2016 | Dennis Robaugh
    Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday Born in Chicago, Hugh Hefner's younger brother was a longtime executive with Playboy and played a role in creating the Playboy Club. Chicago, IL By Dennis Robaugh (Patch National Staff) - April 8, 2016 10:54 pm ET BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Keith Hefner, an entertainer, Playboy executive and the younger brother of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, died at his Beverly Hills home Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 87. The younger Hefner was a fixture on the reality TV show about Hugh's life with his three girlfriends, The Girls...
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 2 Episode 1

    04/10/2016 5:48:59 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 93 replies
    N/A | April 10, 2016 | N/A
  • 'American Idol’ Series Finale: Ryan Seacrest Explains His Cryptic Sign-Off

    04/10/2016 5:26:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 04/09/2016 | Nicholas Hautman
    Seacrest out! Ryan Seacrest left fans confused and speculative after he gave his final sign-off on the series finale of American Idol on Thursday, April 7. With tears in his eyes, the host ended the show with a cryptic goodbye, which he later explained on Twitter. As season 15 winner Trent Harmon celebrated his victory with fellow contestants, an emotional Seacrest, 41, stood off to the side and told the audience, “One more time — this is so tough — we say to you, from Hollywood, goodnight America,” before slyly adding, “For now.” “I didn’t want to say goodbye last...
  • Tim Allen Predicts Trump Internment Camps on 'Last Man Standing

    04/09/2016 11:34:17 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 101 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 04/08/2016 | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    Tim Allen's character Mike Baxter on ABC's Last Man Standing is well known to be right of center. He spends most of his time taking swipes at Obama and the Clintons, but tonight he took a BIG hit at Donald Trump when talking about tattoos and making bad mistakes. Watch:
  • The Death Star Is A Stupid Idea. Please Stop Making Movies About It

    04/09/2016 5:54:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    “Great shot, kid! That was one in a million!” Han Solo famously tells Luke Skywalker after the latter blows up the first Death Star. But that’s not exactly right. It’s more like one in every third Star Wars movie. The debut teaser trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is out, and it seems gritty, action-packed, and pretty great — at first glance, even more promising than “The Force Awakens.” But the hitch, it seems, is that we’ll once again be subjected to the laziest plotline in the Star Wars narrative: the menace of the Death Star (or the...
  • Song Joong Ki: Descendants of the Sun actor lands on 'Hell Notes' in China (S. Korea)

    04/09/2016 2:48:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 8, 2016 | Gungeet Kaur
    Song Joong Ki: Descendants of the Sun actor lands on 'Hell Notes' in China April 8, 2016 10:14 SGT By Gungeet Kaur Immensely popular South Korean actor Song Joong Ki, who plays army captain Yoo Shi Jin in the record-breaking series Descendants of the Sun, has reached another level. According to reports swirling around the net, the pictures of the 30-year-old actor clad in army uniform are being imprinted on the hell notes for the departed souls in China. Reportedly, on seeing the adoration of the star among people, many merchants got Joong Ki's picture printed on joss paper and...
  • Earl Schuman, Actor on a Memorable 'Seinfeld' Episode, Dies at 100

    04/08/2016 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/29/2015 | Mike Barnes
    He received his first credit, at age 81, for playing Izzy Mandelbaum Sr., the father of Lloyd Bridges' character, on the sitcom. Earl Schuman, who got his first acting credit at age 81 when he portrayed the father of Lloyd Bridges' character on an episode of Seinfeld, has died. He was 100. Schuman died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Santa Clarita, Calif., his son, Micky, said. In the Seinfeld episode "The English Patient," which first aired on NBC in March 1997, Schuman plays Izzy Mandelbaum Sr., whose son is an ultra-competitive 80-year-old (Bridges) who throws out his back...
  • Scarlett Johansson on Defunding Planned Parenthood: ‘We're Moving Backward’

    04/07/2016 5:44:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Once again, celebrity Scarlett Johansson is playing defense for Planned Parenthood. The May 2016 issue of women’s magazine Cosmopolitan features 31-year-old actress Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) on its cover. Among other things, Johansson declared in the cover story that the recent push to defund Planned Parenthood should not be a priority and moves America “backward.” Cosmo’s Katie Connor published an excerpt from the upcoming issue where Johansson commented on “cutting the budget for Planned Parenthood.” Johansson began by insisted that defunding Planned Parenthood – America’s largest abortion provider – should not be the country’s top priority. “There are countries at...
  • Blackjack Mulligan dead at 73 (professional wrestler)

    04/07/2016 3:01:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dave Meltzer
    Robert Windham, better known as Blackjack Mulligan, the patriarch of the Windham wrestling family that includes three performers on the current WWE roster, passed away... Windham, 73, was a major star in pro wrestling during the 70s and 80s. He was only in the business for two years, working under his real name, before he got his big break in the WWWF in 1971, taking the Blackjack Mulligan name, copying the gimmick with the black cowboy hat and black glove of Blackjack Lanza (Jack Lanza), who had become one of the top heels in the business a few years earlier......
  • HILARIOUS (OFFENSIVE) VIDEO: Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders Town hall

    04/07/2016 7:47:48 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 16 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/07/2016 | Steven Crowder
    If you’ve ever stayed up late at night, there on your futon, restless, staring at your popcorn ceiling, wondering what a Trump vs. Sanders town hall/debate would look like… then sleep well tonight, friends. We’ve got you covered. Behold: YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/9In0Xf8HH4k Finally we have some answers on what Bernie Sanders will do regards jobs. Well…we have the most we’re going to get out of him. Cut him some slack, he didn’t earn a paycheck until he was 40. At least he gave us some clarity on where he stands on China and TPP. Right? Schools? Jobs? Yes, frankly, all...
  • Disney Shanghai Theme Park's Opening Day Tickets Sold Out

    04/07/2016 7:42:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 04/07/2016
    Are you planning to visit The Walt Disney Company 's DIS new Shanghai Disney Resort which is scheduled for a grand opening on Jun 16? Then you are probably too late. Because, as per Bloomberg reports, the theme park's opening day tickets were sold out within just a few hours after they became available online. The $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney Resort will be the company's second largest theme park and its first in Mainland China. The Hong Kong Disneyland, inaugurated in 2005, was Disney's first foray into China. The Shanghai theme park was originally scheduled to open in Dec 2015,...
  • Roger Corman turned 90 yesterday

    04/06/2016 12:46:33 PM PDT · by Borges · 49 replies
    4'5'2016
    The pioneering 'B' movie filmmaker started out in the '50s directing cheapo Horror and Science Fiction films and ended up in the ‘80s directing cheapo Horror and Science Fiction films. Along the way he discovered virtually the entire 'New Hollywood' school; Among the first to see talent in young unknowns like Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese among many others. His Edgar Allan Poe adaptations of the early to mid 60s were ideological precursors of ‘Easy Rider’ and the late ‘60s counterculture films; often centering on an idealistic young man who confronts a decadent member of...
  • Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of 'Star Wars' Character Admiral Ackbar, Dies at 93

    04/06/2016 6:56:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nbc.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | AP
    Erik Bauersfeld, who turned three words from a minor acting role — "It's a trap!" — into one of the most beloved lines of the "Star Wars" series, has died. His manager, Derek Maki, says the performer died Sunday at his home in Berkeley, California, at the age of 93.
  • Megyn Kelly, keeping 'options open,' says she might not stay at Fox News

    04/05/2016 11:59:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2016 | Brian Stetler
    In a candid interview, Megyn Kelly says she hasn't decided whether she wants to stay at Fox News after her contract expires next year. "I don't know what's going to happen," Kelly told Variety.
  • 'Star Wars' Voice Actor Who, As Admiral Ackbar, Warned 'It's A Trap!' Dies At 93

    04/05/2016 11:41:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | April 5, 2016 | Camila Domonoske
    Erik Bauersfeld, who died Sunday at the age of 93, wasn't a household name. But his voice was famous — thanks to three little words delivered by a bulging-eyed, amphibious rebel commander. Admiral Ackbar was written as a bit part — a handful of lines in Return of the Jedi, most of them rather defeated. "Prepare to retreat," "we have no choice, "take evasive action, "we won't last long!"
  • Hillary Clinton goes to bat for Megyn Kelly against Trump calling her a 'superb journalist' [tr]

    04/05/2016 11:32:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    When it comes to the feud between Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly, Hillary Clinton declared herself today to be on team Megyn Kelly. During an appearance on 'The View,' Clinton ticked off a number of people who have been personally victimized by The Donald from Mexican immigrants, to John McCain – 'who's a friend of mine,' Clinton said – to 'so many women.' 'The way he treated Megyn Kelly, who is a superb journalist. Right?' scoffed the former secretary of state. 'I just don't understand what he thinks is the role of somebody who...
  • Julianne Moore, Megyn Kelly and Lupita Nyong'o lead the way as Variety magazine chooses five [tr]

    04/05/2016 11:31:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2016 | Unity Blott
    ulianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o and Vera Wang are just three of the famous faces gracing the cover of Variety magazine this month as the publication marks its annual Power Of Women issue. The new edition, which hits newsstands tomorrow, profiles influential women from the media and entertainment industries, and featured on the covers are this year's Lifetime Impact honorees - Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o, Vera Wang, Misty Copeland and Megyn Kelly. Kelly was honored for her work with Childhelp, which cares for child abuse victims.
  • Who holds the REAL power in Game of Thrones? Mathematicians reveal the true linchpin [tr]

    04/04/2016 8:47:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2016 | Richard Gray
    The endless plotting and cruel twists in the fortunes of the characters in Game of Thrones have kept audiences glued to their screens. Yet hidden among the rush for power depicted in the fantasy series, there may be one character who has been largely overlooked. Mathematicians have discovered that Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow are the show's most important characters, while an unlikely candidate joins them as another key player, namely Sansa Stark.