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  • Jimmy Kimmel Says Net Neutrality Repeal “Despicable”

    12/15/2017 10:15:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 15, 2017 | Greg Evans
    Put the axing of net neutrality on Jimmy Kimmel’s naughty list, just below the defunding of affordable health care. Calling the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules “absolutely despicable,” Kimmel said on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live that the actions of the Ajit Pai-led FCC were in opposition to the wishes of 83 percent of Americans. “I just want to say thank you President Trump,” Kimmel said. “Thanks to you and this jackhole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control the internet. So merry christmas everybody!” Kimmel also took the opportunity to...
  • Star Wars Fans Storm Theater Lobby Over Lack Of Sound During ‘Last Jedi’

    12/15/2017 8:50:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 12/15/2017
    Star Wars fans at a Burbank theater went to the Dark Side when a screening of “The Last Jedi” played without sound for 20 minutes. Moviegoers were ready to stage a new rebellion when an AMC Theater in Burbank either could not or would not restart the 10 p.m. showing of the film. ... Burbank police were called to the theater at about 10:21 p.m. to disperse “an unruly crowd.”
  • Aborted Baby Parts Sellers Are Shut Down; The View's Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Hardest Hit

    12/15/2017 8:13:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    In November 2015, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar at The View rudely shut down then-presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, insisting that she was lying when she stated that Planned Parenthood had admitted to harvesting baby parts from aborted fetuses. On Friday, in a development which is predictably failing to get the media visibility it deserves, Orange County's district attorney announced a $7.8 million settlement with two California companies accused of "selling fetal-derived cells and tissues" obtained from fetal body parts acquired from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. When will ABC demand that Whoopi and Joy apologize to Fiorina — and...
  • NASA Confirms That ‘The Last Jedi’ Will Be Screened in the International Space Station

    12/14/2017 11:52:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NME ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Will Buler
    In our galaxy, quite far away NASA have confirmed that astronauts onboard the International Space Station won’t have to miss ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ as a copy is being sent up to the ISS. The second part of the Star Wars sequel trilogy is out today (December 14) and its reach won’t even miss the astronauts orbiting a few hundred miles above the surface of the Earth. NASA have confirmed to Inverse that a copy of the movie will be transported to the space station in the near future. NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot said: “[I] can confirm...
  • French Choke Up Over Proposal to Ban Smoking in Films

    12/14/2017 10:21:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Inquirer ^ | November 21, 2017
    A proposal to ban smoking in French films has been met with splutters of indignation in a land raised on images of puffing, pouting silver-screen stars. The idea was floated last week by a senator from the opposition Socialist Party, Nadine Grelet-Certenais, during a parliamentary debate on how to help the French quit smoking. Quoting a study that found 70 percent of new French films show at least one character lighting up, the senator accused filmmakers of painting smoking in a positive light.
  • Walmart, book distributor suspend ties with Tavis Smiley

    12/14/2017 10:16:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 11:49 PM EST | Mark Kennedy
    Walmart and a book distributor distanced themselves from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after PBS said an investigation found “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV host. The moves came a day after PBS said it was suspending Smiley following an independent investigation by a law firm. PBS said the firm uncovered “multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.” His show’s page at PBS was scrubbed on Thursday. Smiley has denied any wrongdoing. Walmart, which had been a sponsor of Smiley’s talk show and an upcoming touring theatrical show, cut...
  • Hallmark Christmas Movies Under Fire for Spreading “Caucasian Cheer”

    12/14/2017 10:47:02 AM PST · by Scarpetta · 72 replies
    The Hallmark Channel is a throwback to an age when Hollywood produced family-friendly films and love stories that did not involve leather and whips. The network has earned millions of loyal fans for broadcasting movies that promote the virtues of faith and family — stories that tug at your heartstrings. “We are a place you can go and feel good,” Bill Abbott, the chief executive of Crown Media, told the Washington Post. “We intentionally branded ourselves as the happy place. Abbott said. “Hallmark’s tagline is ‘the heart of TV.’” And viewership has skyrocketed since President Trump promised to make America...
  • Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming

    12/14/2017 10:28:49 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 23 replies
    LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at roughly $52.4 billion.
  • Morgan Spurlock Reveals Sexual Indiscretions in Bombshell Confession

    12/13/2017 6:01:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | Christine Burroni
    Morgan Spurlock is coming clean. In an unprompted extended tweet titled “I am the problem,” the documentarian took it upon himself to reveal specific instances where he had sexually harassed women and been unfaithful to his wives. “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news,” he wrote in his lengthy post in regards to the recent sexual harassment and assault accusations that have consumed headlines for weeks.
  • Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony to feature only female presenters (tr)

    12/13/2017 5:13:53 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2017 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented entirely by women. The organizers of the SAGs - one of Holloywood's biggest award shows and usually a strong pre-Oscars indicator - made the announcement on Wednesday. The tribute comes at a time when the entertainment industry has been roiled by a sexual misconduct scandal as well as the struggle for gender equality in front of and behind the camera. Women will present all 13 of the SAG awards at the January 21 dinner in Los Angeles honoring the best of film and television, in a first for the organization,...
  • CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account apparently hacked

    12/13/2017 4:01:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 10:23 AM EST
    CNN says Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account was hacked after a since-removed tweet from his handle called the president a “tool” and a “pathetic loser” following Democrat Doug Jones win in Alabama’s Senate election. The cable network tweeted early Wednesday that “someone gained access” to Anderson’s account and sent the tweet to the president. “We’re working with Twitter to secure the account,” it said. …
  • "Silver Bells" by Mitch Miller for the White House Decorating and Melania, and the NYC Store Windows

    12/13/2017 2:41:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    If you watch the Melania video, uparrows would be greatly appreciated. Just in case. Not into Christmas or Melania? Well, there's always Star Trek. John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High."
  • FREE Roku Channels Launcher App

    12/13/2017 12:18:55 PM PST · by V K Lee · 16 replies | n/a | n/a
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  • The Lunatics of MSNBC

    12/13/2017 11:45:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Republicans in general should be incarcerated; tax cuts are “akin to rape”; arson and looting are “not necessarily violent.” These are among the amazing things you can learn by watching MSNBC: **video on link**
  • Stranger Things' David Harbour nominated for several awards after his speech attacking Conservatives

    12/13/2017 7:51:38 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    December 13, 2017 | Edna Mode
    Since his dramatic speech while accepting the award for best ensemble in a drama series at at his year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, Harbour has racked up several nominations for his role as Jim Hopper. The actor, who yelled that people should punch people in the face if they don't like their political views, went from zero nominations prior to several afterwards. Before the speech he snubbed by the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and the SAG. Since then he has been nominated for all three of those plus the Emmy. meanwhile the boys from the show have received no...
  • "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms for Man from Uncle

    12/12/2017 8:14:55 PM PST · by mairdie · 18 replies
    And if you need a political lift, "Silver Bells" by Mitch Miller for the White House decorating and the NYC Store Windows.
  • Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

    12/12/2017 4:50:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2017 3:57 PM EST
    Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy’s heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and improve children’s health coverage, a cause he has championed since his son Billy was born with a heart defect in April. Billy needed one surgery just after his birth and had a follow-up operation last week. …
  • LAPD Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl in 1975

    12/12/2017 4:06:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2017
    Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they are investigating a woman’s claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. But the allegations are so old that criminal charges couldn’t be brought, even if proven. Although the statute of limitations has long expired, law enforcement officials may be able to use any evidence they collect to help prosecute other cases. Authorities are now probing the case because Los Angeles detectives “will always take a report from any victim and then determine if the case is within the statute of limitations,” police spokesman Josh Rubenstein...
  • Mandy Moore, Celebs Star in Christmas Show for Planned Parenthood

    12/12/2017 2:31:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Katie Yoder
    It’s called ironic. Big name celebrities are preparing to celebrate Baby Jesus’ birth by fundraising for America’s largest producer of aborted babies. On Saturday, musician Tony Thaxton began advertising his second annual Feliz Navipod’s Feliz Navidad Variety Show “benefiting Planned Parenthood.” Based on a podcast Thaxton hosts with Todd Cooper, the show will be held in Los Angeles on Dec. 18. Tickets are going for $15. “Things kind of suck right now. So, let’s try and make them not suck,” the show description read. “Let’s have a fun night and get into the holiday spirit for a great cause at...
  • Homeland season 7 trailer: The president must be stopped

    12/12/2017 11:26:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | December 12, 2017 | James Hibberd
    “The country is in freefall, tearing itself apart!” warns Carrie Mathison. Yeah, so we’ve heard. Former CIA agent Mathison (Claire Danes) is back in the first trailer for Showtime’s Homeland season 7, which depicts the show’s heroes and villains alike struggling against an overreaching and civil rights-abusing president.