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  • Fridays - Michael Richards in The Mad Chiropractor Sketch (1980)

    02/08/2016 5:11:36 PM PST · by DemforBush · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A pre-Seinfeld Michael Richards and Mark Blankfield star in this infamous Friday's skit about a maniacal chiropractor with some very unusual therapy techniques.
  • Peppa Pig Puts Kids Off Pork

    02/08/2016 11:52:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 28th January 2016
    Peppa Pig puts kids off pork by Latin Correspondent | 28th January 2016 229 SOCIAL BUZZ A traditional Colombian lechona. Photo: Pinterest. A traditional Colombian lechona. Photo: Pinterest. Peppa Pig, a firm favorite among kids across the globe, is causing uproar in one Colombian department. Parents in the town of Ibagué, in the Tolima department, famed for its pork dishes and traditional gastronomy, are hitting back on social media over claims that Peppa is putting their kids off pork. One of the region’s typical dishes includes Lechona, a whole roast pig stuffed with chick peas, rice, onions and spices –...
  • Bill Romanowski calls Panthers QB Cam Newton ‘boy’ on Twitter: Social Media Explodes

    02/08/2016 8:38:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/08/2016 | John Healy
    Former NFL player Bill Romanowski still hasn't learned to keep his mouth shut. After Panthers quarterback Cam Newton aburptly walked out on his postgame press conference, Romanowski tweeted: "You will never last in the NFL with that attitude. The world doesn't revolve around you, boy!" Romanowski's use of the word "boy" — a racially inflammatory term — was met with heavy criticism, including from some African-American athletes. Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson tweeted at Romanowksi, "Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill?" Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill? https://t.co/YV2wrjvZP5 -- Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 8, 2016 Former Bengals cornerback Rico...
  • Peyton Manning After Super Bowl 50: Was this the Sheriff’s last rodeo?

    02/08/2016 8:15:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Anyone looking for a storybook ending to one of the most celebrated active NFL careers in the league had to think it was coming. Peyton Manning, buoyed by a dominant defense, had finally returned to the winner’s platform in a Super Bowl at 39 years of age, the oldest starting quarterback in all 50 Super Bowls. All that would be necessary would be two simple words: “I’m retiring.”Sorry, storybook fans. Manning couldn’t quite say it — not even after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell all but announced it moments before Manning took the microphone on stage: It certainly sounds as...
  • Bern Your Enthusiasm - SNL

    02/07/2016 9:59:08 PM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    SNL via YT ^ | February 6, 2016 | SNL
    You Tube link
  • Gayle King's interview with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. [CBS 2pm Pre-Game]

    02/07/2016 11:33:03 AM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CBS Sports | 02/07/16 | CBS
    Not broadcast yet - transcript? later?
  • Sam Spence, longtime composer for NFL Films, has died

    02/07/2016 9:24:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 7, 2016 | David Barron
    Sam Spence, whose energetic, muscular musical compositions were an integral part of NFL Films' celebration of pro football, died Saturday morning at a nursing center in Lewisville... His son, Kim Spence, said the fact that Spence died on the eve of the 50th Super Bowl reflected his flair for the dramatic...
  • Box Office: 'Hail, Caesar!' Underwhelms Friday

    02/06/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by fireman15 · 54 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
    The third new offering of the weekend, Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Choice,' is also struggling; 'Kung Fu Panda 3' will beat all three to stay at No. 1. Ethan and Joel Coen's Hail, Caesar! grossed an underwhelming $4.3 million from 2,222 theaters Friday for a projected $11.6 million debut, the lowest nationwide start of the duo's directing career. The news is even more grim for mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie may only debut to $5 million after earning $2 million on Friday from 2,931 theaters. That puts it behind the the third new movie daring to...
  • Mike Minor, Actor on TV's 'Petticoat Junction,' Dies at 75

    02/06/2016 6:32:41 PM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/5/16 | Mike Barnes
    The son of producer Don Fedderson, he married Linda Kaye Henning (Betty Jo Bradley) on the CBS series and then in real life, too. Mike Minor, a singer and actor who wed one of the beautiful daughters on CBS’ Petticoat Junction and then married her in real life about a year later, has died. He was 75. Minor, the oldest son of Don Fedderson, the producer behind such series as My Three Sons, Family Affair and The Millionaire, died Jan. 28 at his home in New York City, his family announced. Minor joined Petticoat Junction for the show’s fourth season...
  • GOPe Debate vs the Greatest Superbowl commercials.

    02/06/2016 5:03:47 PM PST · by hadaclueonce · 4 replies
    me | me
    It is a tough choice, hot air of laughs.
  • The FRiday Night Movie (double feature) - Compulsion (1959)

    02/05/2016 8:15:29 PM PST · by DemforBush · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Our second film tonight presents a different take on the same subject as our first film - the Leopold-Loeb Murders. This time, two wealthy law school students (played by Dean Stockwell and Bradford Dillman) in 1920's Chicago are intent on doing in a fellow classmate in order to commit the perfect crime and flaunt their superiority over the law. The perfect crime never is, however... Co-starring Orson Welles, Martin Milner, E.G. Marshall, and Edward Binns.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Rope (1948)

    02/05/2016 8:04:07 PM PST · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A classic from Hitchcock tonight. Two vain and wealthy young men (played by John Dahl and Farley Granger) are eager to try to pull off "the perfect crime." Murdering a classmate they deem "inferior", they hide the body in their apartment and then hold a party, confident that none of the deceased's friends or even his former teacher Rupert Cadell (Jimmy Stewart) will be clever enough to uncover their crimes... Based upon the real life Leopold-Loeb Murders.
  • Touchdown! Yes, Astronauts in Space Can Watch the Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 5:28:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    space.com ^ | 02/05/2016 | sarah lewin
    While NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra on the orbiting laboratory haven't announced their picks for the big game, they will be off duty and able to watch. (Kelly is a Houston Texans fan and watched football on Thanksgiving with former crewmember Kjell Lindgren.) "Crew will be able to watch in real time; it will be sent up as usual for live events from Mission Control Houston," NASA spokesman Dan Huot told Space.com in an email. "It's a nominal off-duty Sunday for the entire crew, so no additional tasks for them aside from exercise." After their day off, the...
  • Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour #8 with Governor Ronald Reagan

    02/05/2016 3:59:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    They were playing supper clubs and Las Vegas nightclubs when Johnny Musso, a friend of the couple's, was jumping from an executive position at Atlantic to run Decca Records' Kapp label subsidiary, and brought the duo with him. At around the same time, their stage act -- which had evolved into a kind of "with it" domestic comedy routine nearly as prominent as the music, with the tall, wry-witted Cher cutting up on the seemingly dim-witted Sonny -- was spotted by Fred Silverman, who was then the head of programming for CBS. They ended up with a summer replacement try-out...
  • Should Marco Rubio Become GOP Nominee, What Will Alan Grayson Do?,Have A Cow?

    02/05/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 23 replies
    And at this time, we have Rubio creeping up on both Trump and Cruz. So Alan Grayson threatened to sue the Honorable and Legal American, Ted Cruz should he become the nominee?,but now there is a pretty good chance that Rubio may over-take Cruz. If so, what will be Grayson's argument? That Rubio's Parents were born in Cuba, therefore that disqualifies him? Or will Grayson claim that Rubio made it to Miami on a raft? Should we have either a Cruz/Rubio or Rubio/Cruz ticket, let the games begin with Alan Grayson!
  • Filmmaker Michael Moore Says He's In The ICU For Pneumonia

    02/05/2016 7:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    Newsy ^ | February 5, 2016 | Melissa Prax
    After protesting water conditions in Flint, Michigan, filmmaker Michael Moore announced he has been hospitalized in New York City for pneumonia. The filmmaker said on Facebook he's been in the intensive care unit since Sunday. "Let's just say things didn't look good Sunday night. But thanks to a combination of good doctors, decent hospital food and 2nd-term Obamacare, I'm doing much better."
  • There's talk about bringing back the Black Oscars

    02/05/2016 5:23:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 3, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    They gathered at the Beverly Wilshire, the men in tuxes, the women draped in evening gowns. The finest black talent in Hollywood was there that night in 2002, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, James Lassiter, Doug McHenry and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs among them. It was an annual gathering held at one posh hotel or another on the eve of the Academy Awards. Officially, it was called the Tree of Life Awards. But most people called it by its informal name: the Black Oscars.
  • The mother from the classic Prince pasta commercial has died

    02/04/2016 7:07:39 PM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    boston.com ^ | 02/04/2016 | Brian Burns
    <p>Mary Fiumara, the woman who shouted “Anthony! Anthony!” in an iconic Prince pasta commercial, died on February 2 at 88 years old. Fiumara’s son confirmed Fiumara’s passing to The Boston Globe .</p> <p>Anthony Martignetti—Fiumara’s son in the commercial—was 12 years old when he starred in the “Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day” commercial alongside Fiumara, according to the Globe . In the 1969 advertisement, Martignetti is seen running home for a pasta dinner after Fiumara shouts his name from a Powers Court apartment window. According to Martignetti, even before the commercial gave Fiumara TV recognition, Fiumara was a “legend” of the neighborhood.</p>
  • Stephen Curry is showing why he's one of the greatest shooters in NBA history

    02/04/2016 10:29:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/04/2016 | Scott Davis
    Stephen Curry put together one of his finest performances Wednesday night, scoring 51 points on 68% shooting while going 11-for-16 from 3-point range, as the Warriors beat the Wizards 134-121. Even more impressive is that Curry accomplished this feat relatively quickly — he played just 36 minutes and dumped in 25 points in the first quarter alone. The climax of his game-opening explosion came on a broken play off an inbounds that Curry turned into another dazzling highlight. After a Draymond Green layup, the Wizards inbounded the ball quickly to try to push the pace. As they got the ball...
  • Time for a New "Hollywood Squares" (Candidate Roster) VANITY

    02/03/2016 6:35:40 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 2 replies
    self | 2/3/2016 | self
    For a while, someone posted a 16 panel "Hollywood Squares" Type setup of candidates. Can anyone redo it now that we are down to the correct number, nine? Cruz Trump Rubio Carson Bush Kasich Fiorina Gilmore Christie
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos Behind the Scenes of Our Super Secret Commercial | 2016 Taco Bell

    02/03/2016 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 1, 2016 | Taco Bell
    Try Taco Bell's new ----- It's ----- of ----- and it's totally -----. Just ask Alien Expert Giorgio Tsoukalos.
  • BOB ELLIOTT, R.I.P. (Of Bob & Ray)

    02/03/2016 12:47:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.3.16 | Aaron Goldstein
    Comedian Bob Elliott passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Elliott is best known for his collaboration with Ray Goulding. The team of Bob & Ray met here in Boston in the 1940's as disc jockeys for competing stations. Their comedy act began to catch on when they did broadcast in rain delays during Red Sox games. Over the next four decades, Bob & Ray were a fixture on radio and TV and even on Broadway. Sadly, Goulding passed away in 1990. However, Elliott carried on often performing with his son Chris Elliott most notably on the FOX TV...
  • Steven Avery says his own brother killed Teresa Halbach

    02/02/2016 9:55:26 PM PST · by Reddy · 39 replies
    wbay.com ^ | 02/02/16 | Steve Schuster
    Steven Avery has accused his own brother, Earl Avery, of murdering Teresa Halbach, during an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood this week, his brother said. During one of Earl Avery’s first on-camera interviews he said while he hasn’t seen Steven in more than a decade, he talked with him via telephone for the first time in eight years, last week. During that call Steven allegedly told Earl his new lawyers told him to say Earl killed Teresa Halbach, Earl says. Earl also said that he believes Steven Avery may be granted a new trial in Wausau. “Everybody in Manitowoc County...
  • 'We are so medieval': Malcolm McDowell says A Clockwork Orange is becoming reality, 45 years…

    02/02/2016 9:33:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Alexandra Genova
    When dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange came out in 1962, few thought it was a plausible imagining of the future. But, according to Malcolm McDowell, who stared in the novel's 1971 adaptation, it was in fact a chillingly accurate forecast. Speaking to the New York Daily News, McDowell explains how the Stanley Kubrick film shows a 'world in which all older people stay indoors with televisions on'. [...] The novel's central theme follows a group of violent 'droogs' - or gang members - who seek to illicit 'ultra-violence', mayhem and sexual depravity. The four young men pursue their pleasures after...
  • Billions

    02/02/2016 10:53:53 AM PST · by shotgun · 58 replies
    2/2/2016 | Shotgun
    Just checking in to see whose been watching Billions on Showtime?
  • Aliens find Earth relics in Super Bowl ad: Scott Baio, The Dress and avocados

    02/02/2016 10:51:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Zap2it.com ^ | February 2, 2016
    Avocados from Mexico has spent some big bucks to buy an ad during Super Bowl 50, which debuted on early on Facebook. In the spot, an alien tour guide is showing his fellow extraterrestrials “the bounty of Earth,” which includes “the cube of Rubik described as a “simple puzzle [that] was actually considered unsolvable by the humans.” There are also airplane seats, “a 21st century torture device”; the alphabet, which is made up entirely of emojis; the infamous “white and gold dress that caused a civil war”; and Scott Baio in a cage
  • A Ventriloquist and His Dog

    02/01/2016 4:28:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-1-16 | Britain's Got Talent
    A Ventriloquist and His Dog Click on link to see hilarious dog act. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xU7FdD1SpHc?rel=0
  • Airplane!’s Creators Reveal the Origins of ‘Don’t Call Me Shirley’

    02/01/2016 1:40:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 130 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/1 | Abraham Riesman
    There are few movies as quotable as the 1980 disaster-movie parody Airplane! — and of the movie's many memorable gags, arguably the most enduring is the moment when reluctant pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) tells Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen), “Surely you can’t be serious,” and Rumack replies, “I am serious — and don’t call me Shirley.” As part of our weeklong 100 Jokes That Shaped Comedy series, we dug into the origins and execution of that exchange — as well as the overall comedic mechanics of Airplane! — with the trio who wrote and directed the film, Jim Abrahams, David...
  • Vanessa Hudgens performs in ‘Grease: Live’ after dad dies

    02/01/2016 1:08:23 PM PST · by TBP · 23 replies
    Page Six ^ | January 31, 2016 | Emily Smith
    <p>Vanessa Hudgens performed on “Grease: Live!” Sunday, hours after announcing that her father, Greg Hudgens, had lost his battle with cancer.</p> <p>She appeared alongside Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen on the Fox special.</p>
  • TV Ratings: 'Grease Live' Surges on Fox, Nabs 12.2 Million Viewers

    02/01/2016 9:34:19 AM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 1st, 2016 | by Michael O'Connell
    Grease will be the word in the halls of Fox this week. The network's three-hour live telecast of the musical was a ratings success. Nielsen has the performance averaging 12.2 million viewers and a handsome 4.3 rating among adults 18-49. That's after early numbers gave the performance a 7.4 overnight rating among households. Fox easily had first-place status on broadcast for the night and saw its score in the key demo rival TV's biggest live musical in recent memory. This being the network's first live musical, its only ratings comparisons will be to NBC's last three efforts. Topping the first...
  • Frank Finlay dies at 89 (British Oscar-nominated actor)

    01/31/2016 9:05:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | January 31, 2016 | Agencies
    ...In a wide-ranging career across stage and screen, Finlay starred as Porthos in the Three Musketeer films of the 1970s, alongside Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Michael York, and opposite Susan Penhaligon in the taboo-challenging television series Bouquet Of Barbed Wire. He also took the lead role in Dennis Potter's serial, Casanova, and starred in Shaft In Africa, the follow-up to the famous black private detective film starring Richard Roundtree. It was in a supporting role to Laurence Olivier in Othello back in 1965, for which he was nominated for an Oscar in 1965...
  • It's time to kill the cable box with apps

    01/31/2016 6:25:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/31/16 | David Katzmaier
    Commentary: A proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calls for cable companies like Comcast to "unlock the set-top box." Unlocking isn't enough. The box should die, once and for all, and be replaced by apps. There's no technological reason that Comcast, or Time Warner Cable, or Charter or any other cable TV provider needs to provide physical hardware at all. There's no need for warehouses full of cable boxes or arduous "service windows" where the technician supposedly shows up "sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m."-- or not--to fix (or more likely just replace) your device. Full-fledged pay...
  • 28-year-old Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win the Australian Open

    01/30/2016 6:02:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider via AP ^ | 01/30/2016 | John Pye
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Angelique Kerber upset Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open title on Saturday, ending the six-time champion's unbeaten streak in finals here and winning a major title for the first time. Williams was an overwhelming favorite at Melbourne Park, where she had won all six previous times she'd reached the final, and was trying to equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles. For the second time in as many majors, though, she fell short. Williams won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles last year before losing to...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - My Man Godfrey (1936)

    01/30/2016 5:33:42 PM PST · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    William Powell Night at the DfB Theater. A ditzy but good-hearted socialite (Carole Lombard), hires a down on his luck hobo named Godfrey (William Powell) to be the family butler. Zaniness ensures, and we learn there just might be a lot more to Godfrey than we realize...
  • TV drama depicting Russian invasion premieres in Norway

    01/30/2016 4:06:49 PM PST · by SampleMan · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | David Crouch
    Norwegian thriller Occupied has been condemned by Moscow and is likely to tap into fears in Scandinavian countries of Russian aggression EXCERPT
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' adds Warren Buffett, Boy George

    01/28/2016 11:35:57 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 28, 2016
    When Arnold Schwarzenegger succeeds Trump in the boardroom, the show gains impressive advisers. The most impressive would be billionaire Warren Buffett, one of the world's most-respected businessmen. The show also adds Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO; TV host and businesswoman Tyra Banks; and actress-entrepreneur Jessica Alba. Schwarzenegger will follow the Trump model and put a relative in an advisory role: His nephew, entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, joins the show.
  • 'You, Me and the Apocalypse' greets the end of the world with brilliant wit and wisdom

    01/28/2016 8:03:45 AM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 27, 2016
    Just when it seemed the television renaissance had become more about quantity than quality, NBC's "You, Me and the Apocalypse," co-produced with Britain's Sky 1, sends a meteor across the heavens to destroy Earth and blow the narrative bar another notch or two higher. Yes, this is a show you really need to see. Those already feeling overburdened may take some comfort in the fact that it's a 10-part miniseries. Though it's not difficult to imagine calls for a sequel, starting with mine. Brawling, sprawling, absurdly ambitious and ambitiously absurd, Iain Hollands' black comedy pushes its many characters and fabulous...
  • Crumbling 6th Street Bridge Closed Ahead of Upcoming Demolition

    01/27/2016 6:26:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ktla ^ | January 27, 2016, | by Anthony Kurzweil, and Lynette Romero,
    Major demolition work was set to begin next week, which will also require a 40-hour closure of the 101 Freeway scheduled to being 10 p.m. on Feb. 5, the Los Angeles Times reported. The freeway will be closed from the 10 Freeway near Union Station to the 5 Freeway interchange south of downtown during the demolition, the newspaper reported earlier this month. The work will also require the onramp to the 101 Freeway from the westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway to be shut down. Tuesday night, hundreds of people and cars gathered on the bridge to celebrate it's 84-year...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Debunking the "Gun Show Loophole" Myth By TRYING to Buy Automatics With No...

    01/27/2016 4:27:25 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 46 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/27/2016 | Steven Crowder
    If you’re a leftist who believes other leftists, it’s probable you think guns (even fully automatic ones) can easily be purchased without a background check. You hold this notion for a simple reason: your leftist leaders in political circles reaching as high as the White House, say such silly things as “Guns are easier to buy than books.” A myth which is as true as receiving a college scholarship from the tooth fairy. To prove how wrong leftists are about guns, we took a hidden camera to gun shows and gun dealers. We tried weaseling through the “gun show loophole”...
  • FCC wants more companies making cable boxes

    01/27/2016 2:57:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 4:14 PM EST | Tali Arbel
    The government wants to make it easier for you to buy and use cable boxes from companies other than your cable provider. This could help companies like TiVo, Roku and Apple deliver a cable feed, too, as part of their video recorders or streaming-TV devices. Introducing competition could also help lower people's cable bills. The Federal Communications Commission says that 99 percent of cable and satellite TV customers rent boxes from their cable providers, and that the price of cable boxes has nearly tripled since 1994. Meanwhile, prices of common consumer electronics like cellphones, TVs and computers have fallen sharply....
  • ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Shows the Coen Brothers’ Love of Movies

    01/27/2016 12:15:54 PM PST · by Cecily · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2016 | Caryn James
    For more than 30 years, Joel and Ethan Coen have created droll spins on classic genres, from the fresh noir of their first film, “Blood Simple,” to the intense newfangled western of “No Country for Old Men” and the goofy, musical Depression-era “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” The Coen brothers’ love of movies finally takes center stage in “Hail, Caesar!” Set in early-1950s Hollywood, the comedy follows a fixer at the fictional Capitol Studios (Josh Brolin) who tries to retrieve a kidnapped star (George Clooney). But the film, which opens Feb. 5, is driven by five wildly varied movies-within-the-movie that...
  • Did Anybody Else Watch Those DEVILS at 240Sweet on The Profit?

    01/26/2016 11:06:33 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Self | January 27, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Anybody else out there see the latest episode of "The Profit?" Tonight's business was 240Sweet a gourmet marshmallow company and both owners were slime but owner Sam in particular was a complete MONSTER. Easily the WORST person ever on "The Profit" and possibly the WORST real life person even in the history of TV. At the end it was like her inner devil came out. It was the one show that needed an exorcist even more than Marcus Lemonis.
  • (Top Gear) Jeremy Clarkson sparks transgender row

    01/26/2016 7:15:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Week (UK) ^ | 1/25/16
    An article in which Jeremy Clarkson criticised changing attitudes towards transgender people has provoked a storm of criticism on social media.The self-proclaimed "equal opportunities loudmouth" used his weekly column in The Sunday Times to argue that parents who "indulge the whims" of children wanting gender reassignment are living "lunatic lives".He also commented on the recent focus on high profile transgender cases, writing: "We must now all turn our attention to the plight of people who want to change their name from Stan to Loretta. As far as I was concerned, men who want to be women were only really to...
  • Why 6 Republican senators think you don't need faster broadband

    01/26/2016 2:56:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    cio.com ^ | 1-25-2016 | Bill Snyder
    Broadband in the United States still lags behind similar service in other industrialized countries, so Congress made broadband expansion a national priority, and it offers subsidies, mostly in rural areas, to help providers expand their offerings. To qualify for the funds, however, ISPs must offer service that's faster than 4 Mbps. Of course, the ISPs want the threshold to be as low as possible so it's easier for them to qualify for government subsidies. In addition, some cities and counties want to build and deploy their own fiber-based broadband networks and skirt the big ISPs. Until the FCC overruled them,...
  • Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘The Birth of a Nation’ for $17.5 Million (Nat Turner Bio)

    01/26/2016 1:18:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2016 | Erich Schwartzel
    Less than 24 hours after its roaring arrival at the Sundance Film Festival, “The Birth of a Nation” has made history with the biggest deal in the festival’s history. Fox Searchlight has acquired world-wide rights to the Nat Turner biopic for $17.5 million — a whopping amount that reflects the movie’s critical and commercial prospects and the crowded field of bidders hitting festivals now.
  • Abe Vigoda, Sunken-Eyed Character Actor, Dead at 94

    01/26/2016 11:28:17 AM PST · by massmike · 87 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 01/26/2016 | HILLEL ITALIE
    Character Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94. Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Fuchs' home in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The cause of death was old age. "This man was never sick," Fuchs said. He liked to tell the story of how he won the role of Detective Fish. An exercise enthusiast, Vigoda had just returned from a...
  • ABE VIGODA DIES AT 94(NOT A HOAX)

    01/26/2016 11:27:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    tmz ^ | january 26, 2016
    Legendary actor Abe Vigoda -- who starred in "The Godfather" -- died under hospice care at the age of 94 ... TMZ has learned. Abe's death had been falsely reported countless times, dating all the way back to 1982. Abe played Tessio in "The Godfather" and also "The Godfather Part II." In fact, he was still doing the voice for Tessio in 'Godfather' video games as late as 2007. His most famous role on TV was as Detective Phil Fish on the '80s sitcom "Barney Miller" ... which once worked the infamous hoax reports of Abe's death into a storyline.
  • ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Electrifies Sundance Crowd In World Premiere (Nat Turner Revolt)

    01/26/2016 6:21:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 25, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    “Without an honest confrontation, there is no healing.” That’s from Birth Of A Nation director-producer-star Nate Parker today onstage at the Sundance Film Festival. In what I have to say was one of the most emotional experiences I’ve had at a movie theater, Parker world premiered what he called his seven-year “passion project.” His telling of the early 19th century slave revolt led by Nat Turner had audience members crying in their seats and jumping to their feet in a prolonged standing ovation at the film’s conclusion.
  • China's on-off relationship with The Simpsons

    01/25/2016 10:51:11 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 1-26-2016 | Helier Cheung
    The most controversial episode, as far as China is concerned, is one in season 16, where the Simpsons fly to China to help a relative adopt a baby. This involves the family passing through Tiananmen Square, where they see signs saying: "On this site, in 1989, nothing happened", and later encounter a tank - both references to the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. Homer also makes fun of Mao Zedong's embalmed body - whom he likens to "a little angel who killed 50 million people" and poses as a Buddha to enter an orphanage. China's authorities were also unlikely to be amused...
  • ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star Corey Hawkins to Topline Fox’s ’24’ Spinoff

    01/25/2016 3:00:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | January 25, 2016 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
    Corey Hawkins will star in the pilot for “24: Legacy” — the “24” revival series in the works at Fox — Variety has learned. The “Straight Outta Compton” alum has nabbed the leading role of Eric Carter in the pilot. As previously reported, the new “24” will not bring back Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer, so while Hawkins’ character is not a direct replacement, he will topline the potential series. (Sources tell Variety that while only a pilot has been ordered, “24: Legacy” is expected to land a 13-episode order.) Described as strong and smart, Eric came from a very rough...