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  • We Must Not Rest Until Every Superhero Is Gay

    06/30/2015 12:59:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/30/2015 | Rich Cromwell
    When I was a young boy, I and Julio—not the one from down by the school yard, but the illegal Guatemalan refugee who lived with us for a while—used to enjoy watching “Wonder Woman” together. I enjoyed seeing a superhero dish out justice. Julio’s motivations may have been a tad different. We are talking Lynda Carter’s incarnation, after all. Of course, this was problematic, and not for the reasons laid out here. Wonder Woman, while a woman, was ostensibly a straight woman. At least I think she was. Again, I was seven years old. But Julio, despite his limited understanding...
  • Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum [ Zahi Hawass is back! ]

    06/30/2015 12:24:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-30-2015 | By Brian Rohan
    In this June 18, 2015 photo, Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former head of antiquities, stands next to his new book, "The legend of Tutankhamun," as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Cairo. For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity. But four years after the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak and nearly ended his own career, Hawass can be found in a cramped office, lamenting...
  • Jack Carter, Brash Comic, Dies at 93

    06/29/2015 7:04:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sue Manning
    Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said. Carter turned 93 just four days before he died Sunday, Jeff Sanderson said. In 1948, when network television was beginning, Carter starred in a series of variety shows on ABC. In 1950, Pat Weaver, the visionary NBC programmer who fostered the "Today" and "Tonight" shows and other innovations, scheduled two hours of programming called "Saturday...
  • NBC Finally Dumps Donald Trump

    06/29/2015 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 54 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6-29-2015 | Inae Oh
    On Monday, NBC released a statement announcing it was severing its business ties with Donald Trump following his recent remarks stating Mexican immigrants were "rapists" who carry drugs into the United States. The network will no longer be airing the real estate mogul's Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Trump, who earlier this month descended from an escalator and announced he was making a bid for the White House, stepped down as host from the reality show in order to run for president. Just last week, the Spanish-language television network Univision also announced it was cutting ties with Trump due...
  • Has anyone seen the "Max the Dog" movie yet and if so what did you think?

    06/29/2015 8:47:14 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    29 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering if it worth my time/money to go see it?
  • 140 movie sequels currently in the works

    06/28/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming months. Without further ado... Read more:
  • Greeting From Set: The Walking Dead: Season 6 [NO Spoilers]

    06/28/2015 2:40:29 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 55 replies
    AMC ^ | June 24, 2015 | N/A
    Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) gives a behind-the-scenes look at Season 6 with cast and crew. Direct link to the video: H/t: aimee5291 and CatherineofAragon
  • Vox 'Voxsplains' CNN's Dildo Flag Blunder

    06/28/2015 10:28:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    I am sure that when John Cameron Swayze began anchoring the Camel News Caravan at NBC in 1949 he never in his wildest imagination would have thought that there ever could be a day when a flag covered with dildos and butt plugs at a gay pride parade would become the focus of a television news broadcast. However such was the case on Saturday when a CNN reporter confused a parody ISIS flag with the real deal at a London gay pride parade and "treated" the audience to a detailed analysis, including an interview with a national security analyst, for over six minutes....
  • The FRiday Night Movie (double feature) - Session Man (1991)

    06/26/2015 8:17:13 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A double feature tonight. McQueen (James Remar) is a gifted guitarist who never quite got the big break, and works gig-to-gig as a session man. All that might change, though, when he gets a last minute call to work with a hot band with some major internal problems... 1991 Oscar winner for Best Short Film.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The 39 Steps (1935)

    06/26/2015 8:07:29 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    An early Alfred Hitchcock film tonight. A well-meaning tourist vacationing in London (Robert Donat) finds his life turned upside down when a strange and desperate woman comes to him claiming secret agents are after her. He agrees to put her up for the night, only to find her murdered the next morning. With himself now the prime suspect, he must evade both the law and uncover who the woman was, and why someone wanted her dead... in 1080p resolution.
  • Confederate Hollywood

    06/26/2015 5:16:45 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | 05/16/2014 | Clyde Wilson
    --SNIP-- The plain fact is, believe it or not, that up through the 1970s or so, every major male star in Hollywood portrayed a sympathetic and admirable Confederate or ex-Confederate character. In fact, ex-Confederates moving West and/or being persecuted by carpetbaggers is a major theme of Westerns in the period. Hollywood was all on our side on the badness of Reconstruction . Indeed, that was the American consensus at the time. Even the impeccably Bostonian Samuel Eliot Morison of Harvard in his standard college history text deplored Reconstruction. Here is some evidence.
  • A Muslim-Jewish Love Story On Egyptian TV Sends Sparks Flying

    06/26/2015 3:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | JUNE 26, 2015
    Ahmed Kardous sets up an establishing shot. He trains the camera on the actors standing on a cliff overlooking a valley of greenery, and someone yells out, "Action." Kardous is the director of photography for this Ramadan's breakout television show in Egypt. It's called Haret el-Yahood, or The Jewish Quarter. It's kind of controversial. Why? Because it depicts Jews in a positive light. It's the center of debate in a region where many people blame all Jews for the Arab-Israeli conflict and abuse of Palestinians. On this day, the production team is shooting in a desert location with a little...
  • Jimmy Fallon Hospitalized With Hand Injury, Tonight Show Taping Canceled

    06/26/2015 9:38:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | 06-26-2015 | By Shari Weiss
    Jimmy Fallon is in the hospital. The “Tonight Show” host reportedly checked into a New York City hospital late Thursday. He is reportedly getting treatment in the intensive care unit. This, however, has not been confirmed. The official “Fallon Tonight” Twitter account tweeted, “Hey guys – unfortunately tonight’s taping has been cancelled due to Jimmy injuring his hand. He’s totally fine but we’ll be airing a repeat. If you had tickets to tonight’s show, we’ll be in contact with you to reschedule your tix.” The account went on to insist Fallon is “okay,” and that fans shouldn’t “worry.” Earlier Thursday,...
  • Avengers Star Patrick Macnee Dies

    06/26/2015 8:57:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 June 2015
    Actor Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers TV series, has died in California at the age of 93. The Briton, best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s television spy show, died at home with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said. Macnee, who served in the Royal Navy during World War Two, also played roles in theatre, appearing on Broadway. Avengers co-star Dame Diana Rigg paid tribute, saying: "Patrick was a very dear man and I owe him a great deal". A statement on Mcnee's website read: "Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of...
  • The enduring genius of The Avengers and Patrick Macnee

    06/25/2015 12:35:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 6/25/15 | Dick Fiddy
    Patrick Macnee has died at the age of 93. Here Dick Fiddy pays tribute to the TV series that made his name
  • Patrick Macnee, star of 1960s TV series ‘The Avengers,’ dies

    06/25/2015 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series “The Avengers,” has died. He was 93. His son Rupert said in a statement that Patrick Macnee died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage. The British-born actor was best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running television series. …
  • Roger Ailes signs new contract at Fox

    06/25/2015 10:50:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 12:46 PM EDT | David Bauder
    Roger Ailes has signed a new contract to continue as chief executive of Fox News Channel, the network that has become a ratings and financial powerhouse since he created it two decades ago, 21st Century Fox said Thursday. The parent company moved quickly to lock up Ailes, 75, after speculation about his future emerged last week following news that company patriarch Rupert Murdoch was turning over some power to his sons Lachlan and James. Terms, including the length of the contract, were not disclosed. Ailes’ contract was to expire next June. Fox News is wildly popular with conservatives and has...
  • Pachycephalosaurus: Jurassic World’s ‘Racist’ Dinosaur

    06/24/2015 5:12:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Age: Extinct, since the Late Cretaceous. Appearance: Thick-headed dinosaur, hence the name, which means “thick-headed lizard”. Thick-headed as in stupid? Well, they weren’t clever, but it’s really because they had spiky, domed skulls to protect their tiny brains. They’re dinosaurs. What else are they like? Socially aggressive, accidentally racist. How can a dinosaur be racist? It’s due to their appearance in the blockbuster Jurassic World. From what I’ve seen, the dinosaurs in Jurassic World are equal-opportunity devourers. True, but early on in the film, after some pachycephalosauruses have escaped their sector, a character utters the line: “The pachys are out...
  • Lexus video teases a 'real' magnetic hoverboard

    06/24/2015 2:21:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | 06-23-2015 | by Richard Lawler
    Yes, we know - it's 2015, the year Marty jumped to in Back to the Future 2 and you still don't have a hoverboard. Right on time, Lexus has presented the latest example from its "Amazing in Motion" series of video spectacles: the Lexus Hoverboard. As you can see in the video after the break, it certainly appears to hover, and smoke, but no one actually hops on the magnetically-levitating device for a ride. Gizmodo heard from the carmaker that this project has been in development over the last 18 months, but couldn't get more specific info on how it...
  • NYPD bans officer from driving ‘Dukes of Hazard’s’ General Lee car to work because it’s ‘racist’

    06/23/2015 8:33:06 PM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 19 replies
    BPR Bizpac Review ^ | April 18th, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    A New York City police officer’s car has prompted cries of racism. When the unidentified officer drove to work in a replica of “The General Lee” from the 1980s hit CBS show “The Dukes of Hazzard,” a resident called the local CBS affiliate to complain. The problem? The car’s roof is adorned with a Confederate flag.
  • Maya Rudolph Finally Did the Rachel Dolezal Impression We’ve All Been Waiting For

    06/23/2015 9:58:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 23, 2015 | Dee Lockett
    Rachel Dolezal's 15 minutes of fame have (thankfully) come and gone. But because many comedians — including Dave Chappelle — didn't quite know what to make of her story, most refrained from poking fun at her expense. Maya Rudolph isn't one of them. Since Rudolph can no longer use Saturday Night Live to scratch her impersonation itch, Seth Meyers provided both a forum and and a wig to get her into full #AskRachel character on Monday's Late Night. It doesn't disappoint.
  • Dick Van Patten, of 'Eight Is Enough,' dead at 86

    06/23/2015 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | June 23, 2015 | Carmel Dagan
    Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86. Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. due to complications from diabetes. The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”
  • James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash

    06/23/2015 6:01:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    The two-time Oscar winner, 61, worked on three James Cameron films, two 'Star Trek' movies and classics like 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'Apollo 13.' James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant.
  • "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel passes away at age 53 (professional wrestler)

    06/22/2015 8:48:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dave Meltzer
    William Ansor, who was once on the verge of becoming one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the mid-80s as "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, passed away Monday at the age of 53.

    06/22/2015 6:11:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 6/22 | CLARISSA BUCH
    More than 25 years ago, Cosmo Kramer on TV’s Seinfeld had an idea for a pizza business where customers “make their own pizza.” In 2013, it is finally a reality. Characters Jerry and George weren’t impressed, but South Florida resident Justin Gould and his father, Ronald, were. So they have made Kramer’s half-baked business venture a reality. They call it Pizza Dude, and it's located at 451 W. 41st St. in Miami Beach. The idea is simple and follows their motto, “U make it, Pizza Dude bakes it.” Customers have two choices: the “Kramer Experience” or traditional style (starting at...
  • Harmony Korine on Kids: 'It would be impossible to make that film now'

    06/22/2015 3:49:20 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    The Guadian ^ | Melissa Locker
    In 1995, photographer-turned-director Larry Clark and a bunch of novice actors made Kids. On its 20th anniversary, writer Harmony Korine and actor Leo Fitzpatrick remember the film dubbed a ‘wake-up call to the modern world’ “I gave one to Larry and he called me the next day and I went to his place and started talking about making a movie together. He had an idea for a film and wanted to know if I wanted to write it.” The film they ended up making together was Kids, a frank exploration of 90s New York City youth culture gone wild that...
  • Spider-Man Needs to Be White and Straight, Say Leaked Sony Emails

    06/22/2015 7:21:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    variety ^ | june 19, 2015 | dave mcnary
    Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man must be heterosexual and Parker must be Caucasian, according to a legal licensing agreement between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment. The information was disclosed in a massive document release by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which released this week 276,394 private files, emails and financial data onto its servers. Sony Pictures and Marvel reps declined to comment on the licensing agreement, first reported by the Gawker website. The contract went into effect in September 2011. It lists “mandatory” character traits for both Peter Parker and Spider-Man — and the agreement includes the caveat that Spider-Man...
  • "Fox" US Open Coverage has to go!!

    06/21/2015 5:25:01 PM PDT · by PatriotCJC · 83 replies
    I would rather have Johnny Miller than this crowd. Really? Joe Buck? And who is the stripper that interviews the golfers after their round??
  • The Walking Dead Yearbook Awards

    06/21/2015 4:53:08 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 64 replies ^ | 1w ago | Tracey Phillipps
    " Remember all those senior yearbook categories — most this, most that? I figured it was time to assign some of those titles to our survivors in The Walking Dead. Let’s give it a whirl! Most likely to Succeed: Glenn Glenn has a proven track record of success in survival, thinking quickly on his feet, and protecting others...."
  • Actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars’ arrested after high-speed chase

    06/21/2015 4:05:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    A former child actor who starred in one of the “Star Wars” movie prequels faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase. Colleton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Strickland said Sunday deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was Jake Lloyd. He played young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”
  • Chuck Todd Refuses To Apologize For Racist All Black Shooters Video On Meet The Press

    06/21/2015 2:39:34 PM PDT · by windcliff · 13 replies ^ | 6-21-2015 | Jason Easley
    Chuck Todd aired a racist video featuring all black shooters on Meet The Press, and in the face of a mounting public backlash refused to apologize. Before the video aired, Todd tried to deflect away the obvious problem with what he was about to air, “The circumstances you are about to see are very different from the racist violence in Charleston. In this case, the inmates are African American that you’re going to hear from. But their lessons remain important. We simply ask you to look at this be a colorblind issue, as about just simply gun violence. If the...
  • My Father's Day gift

    06/21/2015 10:24:20 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 23 replies
    June 21, 2015 | squidpup
  • MBI: Meth Ringleader Had Affinity for ‘Breaking Bad’ Character Walter White

    06/20/2015 8:08:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    John Wayne Bell, 49, accused of leading ring, MBI saysA methamphetamine trafficking organization run in Central Florida has been busted by several law enforcement agencies, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Agency lists locations where law enforcement has found suspected clandestine drug laboratories or dumpsites since 2004. See which counties have the most. MORE According to MBI, John Wayne Bell, 49, led the organization, which distributed multiple pounds of meth to several drug dealers in the Central Florida. “From Lake to Volusia to Marion to Brevard, we've watched him move all day just to make these...
  • Don Lemon Called ‘Uncle Tom’ During Live CNN Broadcast in Charleston

    06/20/2015 7:50:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Grio ^ | June 18, 2015
    CNN’s Don Lemon is on the ground in Charleston, South Carolina, covering the horrific mass shooting that occurred last night at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. During a live CNN report today, a bystander interrupted Lemon and began shouting at him and calling him an “Uncle Tom.” “Are you angry, Don? Uncle Tom? Hello,” said an African-American woman who walked into the camera shot behind Lemon. “Are you angry, Don? Because we’re angry. Speak about the anger.” The clip from the broadcast is being blasted all over Twitter and Instagram.
  • Jaws: The 40th Anniversary of the Movie That Changed Hollywood

    06/20/2015 7:31:28 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 94 replies
    Time ^ | June 20, 2015 | Daniel D’Addario
    Steven Spielberg's breakout film brought on an era of big spectacle Forty years ago Saturday saw the release of Jaws, an adaptation of a beach-read made by a promising but relatively untested young director, Steven Spielberg. Forty years later, Jaws‘ impact can be felt across moviegoing. The shark tale is perhaps most notable for its box-office success; Jaws became the top-grossing film of all time after its release (and did so more quickly than had its predecessors, with a marketing plan based on blanket advertising rather than a slow rollout). Jaws, with its technical mastery and ability to manipulate the...
  • Three Words Hillary Will Likely Never Say."First Latino President"

    06/20/2015 4:21:38 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 12 replies
    But Hillary will definitely be talking about "The First Woman" President for the next thirteen or so months. If all conservatives believe that we are in a "First Woman/First Latino" President battle for 2016, Hillary is going to have one major problem. How is she going to bring up her Hispanic Opponent? Whether it's Cruz or Rubio, Hillary could be in trouble. She can't bash a Latino candidate being it would give the impression that Hillary doesn't like Hispanics. She will be backed into a corner. So don't expect Hillary to use the new political catch phrase "First Latino/Hispanic President"...
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/20/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 177 replies
    Maclean's ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • The Man with the Olden Gun

    06/20/2015 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    The Man with the Olden Gun: Sir Roger Moore reveals bid to bring back all the ex-James Bonds to star in a blockbuster together - but Sean Connery isn't keen. Seven time James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has revealed movie bosses are trying to shake-up the franchise by uniting all the men to have played 007 in one blockbuster film - but admitted Sir Sean Connery just can't be stirred. The screen icon has claimed producers are hoping to feature Sir Roger, Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan together on screen in a Bond equivalent of The...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Man With The Golden Arm (1955)

    06/19/2015 8:27:48 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A sharp card dealer named Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) is back in town after a stretch in the joint for heroin addiction. Frankie's clean now, and wants to stay that way for a new start in life. But some of the people in Frankie's life have other plans... Co-starring Kim Novak, Darren McGavin, and Eleanor Parker. Directed by Otto Preminger.
  • Jack Rollins Dies at 100; Managed Comedy Greats Like Woody Allen

    06/19/2015 2:01:25 PM PDT · by Borges · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/19/2015 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Jack Rollins, a producer and a sharp-eyed talent manager who saw more than a shy gag-writer in Woody Allen and believed that the manic improvisations of Robin Williams would crack up audiences, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 100. His daughter Susan Rollins confirmed his death. Mr. Rollins did not just boost fragile young egos. To his clients — who also included Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Lenny Bruce and the team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, an American pantheon of hilarity — he was a father-confessor, real estate agent, psychiatrist, marriage counselor and financial guru.
  • LeBron's handling of his coach, David Blatt is unbecoming

    06/19/2015 7:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | 06/18/2015 | Marc Stein
    I have a question for LeBron James that I really hope he'll field someday. A question that can be asked a variety of ways: What kind of coach do you want? Who out there is a coach for whom you'd actually like to play? Who could ‎the Cleveland Cavaliers hire that would earn your backing? I don't have the answers to any of those queries. I know this much, though: James is too brilliant as a basketball player, too truly great, to behave the way he did toward David Blatt during the NBA Finals. We literally saw "Peak LeBron" and...
  • Weird Stuff In Black and White TV Shows [vanity]

    06/19/2015 4:17:00 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 192 replies ^ | Oscar Madison [a poster on the linked site]
    Doctors smoke. Drivers get into cars on the passenger side and slides across the front seat instead of walking around. Exception: A male driver with a female passenger. They both get in on the drivers' side. She gets in first but only slides halfway across. Cops shoot fleeing unarmed suspects. If a civilian is shot during a pursuit, the cop doesn't bother stopping to render aid or call an ambulance; they keep chasing the suspect (of course, assumed to be guilty). To make sure everyone knows his or her place, formal and familiar modes of address (and reference) are rigidly...
  • Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for 'The 'Burbs', dies at age 62

    06/18/2015 10:56:47 PM PDT · by rikkir · 19 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 18, 2015
    Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at age 62, his family said Thursday. Peter Ducommun said his brother died on June 12 at a Vancouver, British Columbia, hospital after suffering from complications due to diabetes.
  • Brian Williams Will Be the “Face of MSNBC”

    06/18/2015 7:08:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.18.15 | Emily Zanotti
    There's no reason Brian Williams should return to television. But I suppose if there's any place where he can fit in - and more importantly, where people are far too distracted by their own self-importance to notice that he's fudging the details of his personal experience, it would be MSNBC. What's one more delusional talking head, anyway, when you're already cornering the market? SNIP That is just the thing MSNBC requires to restore their credibility. SNIP
  • Judd Apatow Calls Cosby ‘Rapey’

    06/17/2015 10:56:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    Judd Apatow continues to bash Bill Cosby, saying, “We can’t find these murderers who got out of jail, but we’re cool with rapey guy?” Speaking at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday, Apatow broke into a Cosby impression, as if talking to his wife: “When I get home I’ll tell you what happened with the raping and the drugging and the women, but first I’m at a Panera Bread in West Covina.”
  • Valley Village Home Where Marilyn Monroe Lived Bulldozed Amid Preservation Effort

    06/17/2015 8:28:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer and Christina Pascucci,
    Fans of Marilyn Monroe and historic preservationists who fought to protect a small home in Valley Village where the star lived when she was still a young Norma Jean Dougherty are furious that the structure was bulldozed suddenly this week. The home at 5258 Hermitage Ave. (map) was demolished beginning Monday, just days before a city commission was set to consider it for landmark status. The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission was due to consider a bid to protect the developer-owned property on Thursday. But neighbors discovered the two single-story homes on the parcel were being knocked down on Monday.
  • Walt Disney’s Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side...

    06/17/2015 7:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Walt Disney’s Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side Of Disneyland’s CreatorIt turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats. Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a short-lived partnership and decades-long friendship with surrealistic artist Salvador Dali. Although their styles and personalities were dramatically different, Disney and Dali shared a fascination with the fantastic. They brought their vivid imaginations together shortly after World War II to work on an animated feature called “Destino,” which wasn’t completed until long after their deaths.
  • 100-Year-Old Actor Assures Everyone He’s Still Alive (Professor Irwin Corey)

    06/17/2015 7:34:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    Professor Irwin Corey — 100, who appeared on TV with Paar, Bishop, Carson, Griffin — was recently seen at Sarge’s Deli “denying he passed away.”
  • Fran Drescher: I Had Tons of Sex With my Gay Ex-Husband

    06/17/2015 7:15:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 201 | Carlos Greer
    Fran Drescher was honored Tuesday at the Stonewall Community Foundation Vision Awards and thanked everyone including her “gay ex-husband.” Honored for her advocacy, she quipped, “I have a gay art dealer, a gay dermatologist — not to mention my hairdresser. I have a gay ex-husband! People always say to me [of her ex], ‘How did you not know?’ He loves decorating and fashion and clothes, but we actually did have sex a lot.
  • 'It's too late now!' Married at First Sight star reveals her 'unattractive' groom broke her [tr]

    06/17/2015 8:55:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2015 | Erica Tempesta and Shyam Dudge
    The Married at First Sight star who fell in love with her 'unattractive' groom has revealed that they have also split - making them the reality show's third and final couple to part ways after meeting for the first time at the altar six months ago. On last night's episode of the FYI reality series' two-part reunion special, viewers were anxious to see if Jaclyn Methuen, 30, and Ryan Ranellone, 29, were still married. And while Ryan gushed about how wonderful his wife's relationship was with his mother and niece Kayla, fans soon learned that he had broken her heart...