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  • Science fiction author Brian Aldiss dies aged 92

    08/21/2017 12:13:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 21, 2017
    Brian Aldiss, the “grand old man” of science fiction whose writing has shaped the genre since he was first published in the 1950s, has died at the age of 92. Aldiss’s agent, Curtis Brown, and his son, Tim Aldiss, have announced that the author, artist, poet and memoirist died at home in Oxford in the early hours of 19 August. “Brian had celebrated his birthday with close friends and family and spoken to many close to him,” wrote Tim on Twitter as he announced the death of “our beloved father and grandfather”. Aldiss was the author of science fiction classics...
  • Game of Thrones 7.06 "Beyond the Wall"

    08/21/2017 1:18:46 AM PDT · by Boomer · 67 replies
    GoT Chat ^ | 8/21/2017 | Self
    Intense episode with an unfortunate twist but Dany and Jon are united in their goals now.
  • Asian Movie Weekend: Women on the Breadfruit Tree

    08/20/2017 12:03:44 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 14 replies
    Netflix ^ | 2015
    The link is for a synopsis. This available on Netflix in the US I haven't done one of these in a while. You can find previous installments by using the search terms: "Asian Movies" This is a 36 episode serialized romantic drama about the lives of three young women from different parts of China who find romance, marriage and love in Shanghai. Unlike similar dramas from Taiwan or South Korea this one is somewhat bitter-sweet so watch with tissues. Not for diabetics. I don't normally like sweet romance themed shows unless they are comedic but this one was good. This...
  • Kennedy Center thanks Trump for 'gesture' of not attending annual honors

    08/19/2017 7:47:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    The chairman and president of the Kennedy Center said they were “grateful for this gesture” after it was announced President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump would not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December. “The Kennedy Center respects the decision made today by the office of the president of the United States,” chairman David M. Rubenstein and president Deborah F. Rutter said in a joint statement. “In choosing not to participate in this year’s Honors activities, the administration has graciously signaled its respect for the Kennedy Center and ensures the Honors gala remains a deservingly special moment for the...
  • A portrait of Leonard Nimoy made by William Shatner after Nimoy's death

    08/19/2017 8:43:44 AM PDT · by mairdie · 103 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 August 2015 | Hannah Parry
    Live long and prosper: William Shatner creates portrait of Spock composed of Trekkie selfies in tribute to Leonard Nimoy. William Shatner has created the ultimate tribute to his former Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy - a portrait of Spock composed entirely of Trekkie selfies. The incredible picture is made up of thousands of fans giving the Vulcan 'live long and prosper' salute in a moving homage to Nimoy who passed away aged 83 in February of this year. Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the original sci fi series, appealed for the selfies on Twitter earlier this month without letting...
  • Chris Evans: Trump has 'zero societal awareness and understanding'

    08/18/2017 12:16:32 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2017 | Fox News
    Chris Evans lashed out at President Trump on Tuesday, calling him a “reckless moron” on Twitter. The “Captain America” star was apparently fired up after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a briefing on Monday that POTUS’ remarks to Long Island law enforcement Friday were a “joke.” Evans shared a video of the President’s speech last week. “You reckless moron. Do you have any idea what you're encouraging? You think a 'joke' makes it ok?? ZERO societal awareness and understanding."
  • Westeros in San Francisco: Interactive, Tech-Infused 'Game of Thrones' Experience Opens

    08/18/2017 9:28:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Brendan Weber
    Game of Thrones fans in the Bay Area, it's time to claim your seat on the "Iron Throne." That's right. The AT&T West Coast Flagship Store located at 1 Powell St. in San Francisco has opened a "Game of Thrones" experience that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Westeros, according to AT&T. A "Game of Thrones" experience in San Francisco allows visitors to claim their seat on the "Iron Throne." Photo credit: AT&T The elaborate world mirrored after the hit HBO series features a replica "Iron Throne," the chance to take a peak at the blue-eyed, horn-wielding...
  • ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction

    08/17/2017 5:21:00 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | 08/15/2017 | Ray Sanchez, CNN
    ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction
  • TRAVIS McGEE

    08/16/2017 9:39:55 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 29 replies
    Internet ^ | today | Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyTcYR5O904
  • Helen Mirren Dismisses Ivanka Trump as Out-of-Touch Fluff, Hopes Melania Will Take President Down

    08/17/2017 5:41:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    People ^ | 8/15/2017 | Char Adams
    Dame Helen Mirren has never been one to bite her tongue. The 72-year-old Oscar-winning actress gave her thoughts on First Lady Melania Trump and Donald‘s right-hand woman Ivanka in a new interview for the August issue of Allure — and, naturally, didn’t hold back. “[Ivanka] talks a good game, but there’s no substance,” Mirren said. “Her book [Women Who Work] is so ignorant about how the majority of women live, talking about ‘Make time for yourself to have a massage.’ Puh-lease.” As for Ivanka’s father, Mirren says Donald is “less of an extremist than he lets on.” “[Donald] just...
  • Michelle Obama to Guest Star on 'Will & Grace' Reboot

    08/17/2017 5:07:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    In Touch Weekly ^ | 8/16/2017 | Staff
    In the new issue, on stands now, an insider tells In Touch that fans will be seeing a familiar face when the hit comedy Will & Grace returns to NBC this fall. “Former first lady Michelle Obama will appear on the show,” the insider reveals. “The details are still being worked out, but supposedly Michelle is up for anything, as long as it doesn’t cross the line too much.” While the episode will likely touch on politics, Michelle “will not be taking any personal jabs at President Donald Trump. The writers will leave that to the rest of the cast.”...
  • The Beatles Made Music History at Shea Stadium

    08/16/2017 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | September 15, 2016 | Matt Hurwitz
    The Beatles were always breaking new ground, and on August 15, 1965, they did so again by essentially creating the stadium tour, as detailed in Ron Howard’s new doc on the band’s years on the road, “Eight Days a Week.” On that date, the group played before a record crowd of 55,600 at the then-brand new William A Shea Municipal Stadium in Queens, NY. The event was filmed for posterity by their manager, Brian Epstein, and Ed Sullivan’s Sullivan Productions for a television special, a 30 minute edit of which, representing most of the concert, can be seen exclusively in...
  • STLV17: Brannon Braga On How Kirk Should Have Died, ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ Regrets And More

    08/16/2017 8:45:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    TrekMovie.com ^ | August 11, 2017 | Matt Wright
    For fans who like to learn about the inner workings of Star Trek, one of the more interesting panels at Star Trek Las Vegas was with veteran writer/producers Brannon Braga (TNG/VOY/ENT/TNG Movies) and André Bormanis (VOY & ENT). The pair spoke in detail about their writing process for Star Trek and also ended up talking a little bit about their current project, The Orville.
  • 24 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into A TV Series

    08/15/2017 10:03:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jamie Jones
    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which books need to be turned into TV Shows. Here are some of the best responses...
  • Vanity: Never-Trumpers at Fox. Can you name them?

    08/15/2017 5:44:57 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 82 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 15, 2017 | AAABEST
    The Murdock Family – If you thought Rupert was bad, read up on his kids who now run the place. Suffice to say, they are NOT your friend. Brett Baier – Senior news guy who runs Special Report. Had a plan to sandbag Trump at the debates. Was caught red-handed when it was made public that he had created a made-for-TV anti-Trump script. Chris Wallace – Heads the Sunday program. Offspring of a communist. Shepard Smith – Furious fag who apparently answers to nobody. His show is basically an hour-long string of anti-Trump rants. That such nonsense is allowed to...
  • Fox News Live Stream| Tucker Carlson Tonight|Sean Hannity On YouTube

    08/14/2017 7:56:39 PM PDT · by dennisw · 4 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2qmBxTA4cofree Fox News....  like or hate Fox News but Tucker and Hannity are solid
  • ‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Person Dies on Set in Motorcycle Accident

    08/14/2017 5:45:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | August 14, 2017 | 10:35AM PT | Seth Kelley
    A stunt person was killed on the set of “Deadpool 2” Monday morning after a trick involving a motorcycle went wrong, Variety has confirmed. The sequel to “Deadpool” is filming in Vancouver. Production began in late June. “Vancouver police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of ‘Deadpool’ during a stunt on a motorcycle,” the Vancouver PD said in a statement. The event took place around 8:20 a.m. on Monday when the stuntwoman crashed through the glass of the Shaw Tower’s ground floor studio. ... A spokesman for 20th Century Fox commented, “We are deeply...
  • Talent Manager Apologizes for Email Telling Assistant to "Sew Her Vagina Shut"

    08/14/2017 4:18:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 11, 2017 | Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun
    Former Michael Einfeld Management assistant Rosette Laursen claimed in an Aug. 8 Facebook post that Einfeld sent obscene emails criticizing her for requesting time off to observe "A Day Without a Woman" in March. Talent manager Michael Einfeld has issued an apology to "friends, colleagues and clients" after one of his former assistants, Rosette Laursen, wrote a lengthy Aug. 8 Facebook post detailing sexist remarks he made about her in emails and other offensive alleged behavior in the workplace. In the emails, Einfeld called her an “uppity selfish c—” and suggested that "someone should sew her vagina shut" for requesting...
  • Hunter's Lullaby by Leonard Cohen for Gibbs in NCIS

    08/14/2017 12:44:11 PM PDT · by mairdie · 4 replies
    Gibbs used to be SUCH a strong character. I still love the earlier seasons. This Leonard Cohen song is wonderful for him because it's such a strong story song that works perfectly for Gibbs.
  • ‘Are You Going to Miss Your Mom?’ 2 Years Later, El Sereno Boy Now Says ‘Yes’

    08/14/2017 12:20:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ktla ^ | August 14, 2017 | Melissa Pamer and Courtney Friel
    Two years after their interaction went viral, a shy El Sereno boy and the KTLA reporter whose back-to-school questions made him cry have been reunited. Andrew Macias, now 6, became a true internet sensation when he was asked by reporter Courtney Friel if he would miss his mother on his first day of preschool at City Terrace Elementary School in East Los Angeles. ... He initially said no, then paused, put his hands to his face and began, adorably, to cry. Friel, who has a son the same age, laughed. For asking the question, she was excoriated by some viewers....