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  • Magnum PI Reboot - Magnum is HISPANIC, Higgins is a mouthy WOMAN

    05/19/2018 2:47:55 PM PDT · by gaijin · 130 replies
    YouTube clip ^ | May 19th, 2018 | me
    The new Magnum being a minority..? I sorta expected that. But then Higgins turned out a sassy, hot blonde British female. And then "Higgins" started roundhouse kicking KGB contractors in the jaw, knocking them out. And giving "Magnum" a whole lot of lip. And that's when I got very scared and angry.
  • Curtain Falls For Good on NBC's Extremely Liberal High School Drama 'Rise'

    05/17/2018 2:18:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    https://www.newsbusters.org ^ | May 16, 2018 | Dawn Slusher
    “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” This famous quote attributed to Dr. Seuss applies to many things in life, but NBC’s high school drama Rise is not one of them. If anything, we should cry because it happened, and smile now that it is finally over. Unlike the show’s title Rise, every episode in this debut season continued to sink to new lows, so we can also smile over the news that the curtain has been lowered for good on the series. The show takes place at Stanton High School, where theater teacher Mr. Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor),...
  • Samantha Bee: Hey, I’m really sorry for portraying Eric Schneiderman as a superhero

    05/08/2018 6:05:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 5/08/18 | JOHN SEXTON
    Samantha Bee’s show, Full Frontal, is apologizing today for portraying disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as a superhero in a segment last November. The show left two videos featuring Schneiderman on its YouTube account but changed the titles and the descriptions to reflect current events. One of the videos is now titled, “Former AG Tricks Sam Into Thinking He Was Decent.” The description below it now contains this apology: **SNIP** In the video itself, Bee repeatedly portrays Schneiderman as a superhero standing up to Trump. “There is hope on the horizon, a hero who stood up to democracy’s nemesis...
  • Tonight Show Racial Lawsuit Challenges NBC's Treatment of Brokaw & Lauer

    05/07/2018 7:21:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/7/18
    Two white cameramen who are suing NBC -- claiming the network is racist -- allege the network has a pattern of protecting itself and sweeping misconduct under the rug ... and they are pointing to the Tom Brokaw and Matt Lauer cases. Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino were cameramen on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon, until they got fired for receiving racist text messages from a 'Tonight Show' stagehand. They claim they were singled out by Questlove, the band leader, who protected a black NBC employee who also received the text message, but allegedly told NBC bigwigs to fire...
  • TECHNOLOGY Charter, Comcast, Altice Dive As Cable TV Subscriber Losses Mount

    04/30/2018 9:32:29 AM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 11 replies
    Investors ^ | 4/27/2018 | REINHARDT KRAUSE
    < Snip >Shares in Charter Communications (CHTR) plunged after the cable TV firm reported first quarter earnings and lost more video subscribers than expected, also sparking a sell-off in Comcast (CMCSA) and Altice USA (ATUS). Charter plummeted 11.7% to 263.33 on the stock market today. Comcast fell 4.6% to 31.81. Altice dropped 9.3% to 17.59.
  • Goodbye to an honoured and excellent brand

    04/21/2018 8:19:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/21/18 | Jim Bray
    Perhaps you could call it a coda to an outstanding symphony of audio/videophile tech. Oppo Digital, the company whose products have won it many awards over the years – and which deserved them – has announced it's winding down its operations. Say it isn't so, Oppo! The announcement on the company's website as of April 2, came as a big surprise to me. I've been reviewing the company's products since they first appeared on the North American scene and have yet to find one that wasn't a great addition to whichever market niche it was invading. From TV's to DAC...
  • 'Scandal' Ends 7 Season Run Praising 'Black Power' and Gun Control

    04/20/2018 7:52:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/20/2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    After seven seasons, ABC’s Scandal has finally aired its last episode. Over the course of 124 episodes, the Shonda Rhimes-produced series has pretty much covered every aspect of the liberal agenda. However, as the finale proves, there’s always time to squeeze in a little more, especially when it comes to knocking white male privilege and promoting gun control. I guess it’s better to go out with an insufferable bang than with an annoying whimper. The April 19 finale “Over a Cliff” has the Gladiators facing the threat of life in prison after Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) revealed the existence of...
  • Things Dad Said While Watching TV (in the '60s & '70s)

    04/07/2018 9:23:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 5, 2018 | FredFlix
    Things Dad Said While Watching TV (in the '60s & '70s)
  • Hawaii mansion made famous in TV series set to be demolished

    04/07/2018 3:43:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Seattlepi ^ | 4/04/18
    HONOLULU (AP) — The house made famous in the "Magnum P.I." TV series has been scheduled for demolition. Hawaii News Now reported Tuesday that a demolition permit was issued last week because the building is in disrepair. The 8,900 square-foot (827-square-meter) Waimanalo mansion was purchased for $8.7 million in 2015 by Marty Nemolitsbitt.
  • New book slams ‘toxic geek masculinity’ in Big Bang Theory

    03/30/2018 11:20:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 30, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Two professors are warning in a new book that TV shows like The Big Bang Theory are emblematic of a worrying trend they call “toxic geek masculinity.” The new book Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media: Sexism, Trolling, and Identity Politics was written by Bridget Blodgett, a professor at the University of Maryland, and Anastasia Salter, who teaches classes on digital culture at the University of Central Florida.
  • Trump personally called Roseanne to congratulate her on huge ratings

    03/29/2018 5:12:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    President Trump phoned Roseanne Barr Wednesday to congratulate her on the revival of her “Roseanne” sitcom, which was a huge ratings success, according to a report. Trump wanted to personally reach out to Barr, after the reboot of her iconic ABC sitcom drew 18.2 million viewers in its debut on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the New York Times. A source said the president was impressed by the “huge” ratings of “Roseanne,” which features Barr playing her alter-ego Roseanne Conner – a Trump supporter, like the actress is in real life.
  • Comedian Byron Allen buys the Weather Channel for $300M

    03/23/2018 2:09:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/22/2018 | Alexandra Steigrad
    The Weather Channel TV network was sold Thursday — to comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen. Allen’s Entertainment Studios Inc. bought the 36-year-old TV staple from the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but sources pegged the price at about $300 million. The network and its digital property — weather.com — were purchased by the trio 10 years ago for $3.5 billion. The web properties were sold to IBM in 2015 for $2 billion. “The Weather Channel is one of the most trusted and extremely important cable networks, with information vitally important to the safety...
  • Robin Williams’ co-star never took offense at his groping

    03/21/2018 10:54:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 125 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/18 | B Hood
    Robin Williams’ “Mork & Mindy” co-star, Pam Dawber, claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the late comedian, but she didn’t mind.... Dawber, 66, said Williams was able to get away with behavior — which also included walking on set naked and breaking wind on her — that some might consider reprehensible because he was being playful.
  • Jimmy Fallon pledges to march in student-led protest for gun control

    03/12/2018 4:01:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2/27/18 | SHANNON CONNELLAN
    Jimmy Fallon will join March for Our Lives, a student-led protest for school safety and gun control, on March 24 in Washington, D.C. The Tonight Show host addressed the shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Monday night, in the first episode of the show since the tragic event.
  • Minnesota Legislator Authors Bill To Ban … “Bachelor” Contestant?

    03/09/2018 8:08:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8, 2018 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, I’m not even going to scold him for making a mockery of the legislative process. We elected a game-show host president, for fark’s sake. Besides, as a matter of self-promotion, this stunt isn’t half bad. Drew Christensen is all of 24 years old and has been a state representative since he was 22(!). He’s not just a backbencher, he’s a freakishly young backbencher. His influence in the statehouse is about as small as it can possibly be. What do you do with your time when the odds of one of your bills becoming law is essentially...
  • NBC star Megyn Kelly’s Sunday show will return, but only ‘periodically’

    03/06/2018 10:13:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Megyn Kelly’s Sunday night newsmagazine on NBC was originally billed as a weekly program but has been demoted to a program that will air “periodically,” according to a press release sent Tuesday by the network. "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" had an eight-episode run in the summer of 2017 to kick off Kelly’s tour at the Peacock Network before her 9 a.m. ET daily show premiered in the fall. The Sunday show was always scheduled to take a break for NBC’s coverage of “Sunday Night Football” and the Winter Olympics but was expected to return. NBC News sent a press...
  • Orange County Chopper owner declares bankruptcy.

    03/02/2018 8:37:38 AM PST · by Kozy · 74 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 03/01/2018 | Mark Gary
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/american-chopper-star-paul-teutul-sr-files-for-bankruptcy/ar-BBJLnuK?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp
  • Finally watched The Death of Stalin

    03/01/2018 9:43:35 AM PST · by Krosan · 28 replies
    I finally watched it today. It is not a hilarious comedy as the trailer suggests. It is a very very black comedy as everything in this movie really happened and the atmosphere it hints at without going too dark is very real. Perhaps this is a good way to teach this part of the history so far often neglected. The kids and adults will see this movie and think it was over the top and then will seek more information only to learn that this is how insane that horror really was and the movie was basically the exact retelling.
  • A Seinfeld Revival Is "Possible," Jerry Seinfeld Says

    02/14/2018 6:46:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    E! ^ | February 13, 2018 | Chris Harnick
    The saying goes, "Never say never," and despite saying never in the past, it seems Jerry Seinfeld may be changing his tune about a Seinfeld reboot/revival. When Seinfeld stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss Comedians in Cards Getting Coffee, which will feature Ellen DeGeneres, the talk show host asked Seinfeld about the recent uptake in sitcom revivals. "All these sitcoms are having a resurgence," DeGeneres says. "Roseanne is doing it, I heard Murphy Brown—is that really true, Murphy Brown is doing it?" "Murphy Brown? And Candice Bergen is coming back?" Seinfeld asks. "I think I know where you're...
  • MAKING HISTORY [Illinois TV Station Hires Hijab Wearing "Journalist"]

    02/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    FTVLive.com ^ | 2/12/18 | Scott Jones
    .....She's in the small market of Rock Island, Illinois in the Quad Cities. She works at WHBF and she is trying to make it in this business. She has been rejected for on air jobs time and time again. She wasn't rejected because of her talent, she was rejected for what she was wearing. Tahera Rahman wears a hijab and as you clearly know, seeing a Reporter wearing a hijab...