Oct 15 18:21

The Truth About Hollywood

Oct 15 15:26

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Oct 14 00:31

WHY FRIDAY THE 13TH BECAME UNLUCKY – LEST WE FORGET (with related hilarious nsfw video)

...It was generally agreed that the charges were false, but...King Philip, who was already deeply in debt to the Templars from his war with the English, decided to seize upon the rumours ...as a way of freeing himself from his debts. At dawn on Friday, 13 October 1307 ...King Philip IV ordered de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested....Claims were made that... Templar ...recruits were forced to spit on the Cross, deny Christ, and engage in indecent kissing ...the order was said to have encouraged homosexual practices. The Templars were charged with numerous other offences such as financial corruption, fraud, and secrecy.

Some speculations regarding the accusations of homosexuality in addition to heresy: this was no doubt to seal their fate, since EVERY Catholic Priest knows intimately just how wrong these are...

To which this is the appropriate reponse, for the role the Church had in the murder of the Templars:

Oct 13 13:17

Eminem Is A Complete Idiot

Isn’t it an amazing coincidence how rappers all loved Trump, but then he suddenly became a racist when he took on the establishment?

Oct 13 11:06

NFL Owner To Be Sued!

Oct 13 10:20

'Inside Edition' Correspondent Lisa Guerrero Accuses Steven Seagal of Propositioning Her on Movie Set.

Guerrero remembered being happy about the line reading audition, and at that point, there were no red flags surrounding Seagal, who was also producing Fire Down Below. That changed, however, when Guerrero received a call from her manager later in the day.

“That same day my manager called. ‘Steven wants to offer you the lead,’ she said, ‘but you have to go back to his home for a private rehearsal tonight.'”

Lisa Guerrero declined Steven Seagal’s alleged invitation to a private rehearsal, and as a result, the lead female role in Fire Down Below went to Marg Helgenberger instead. As a consolation, Guerrero was still given a small part in the film, getting listed as an unnamed “Blonde Beauty” in the credits. But she claims that Seagal and one of his male crew members might have been making crude comments about her when she arrived on the set.

“He was looking at me and then he’d say something to them and there’d be laughter.”

Oct 13 09:49

Val Kilmer

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone called into the radio show wondering where Val Kilmer had gone. As it turns out, he he suffered, and beat, a serious throat cancer, and as this page from IMDB shows, he is back at work.

I still think Thunderheart was his best film.

Oct 13 08:48

Amazon Studios Chief Suspended After Sexual Harassment Claim

Roy Price, the executive in charge of Amazon’s growing investment in movies and television shows, was suspended by the company on Thursday after a Hollywood producer publicly accused him of making unwanted sexual advances toward her.

Mr. Price, the head of Amazon Studios, was accused of lewdly propositioning Isa Dick Hackett, a producer of one of its most popular shows, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published earlier in the day.

In the interview, Ms. Hackett, an executive producer of the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle,” said that Mr. Price had repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances toward her two years ago after a dinner at Comic-Con in San Diego.

When reached by The New York Times on Thursday, Ms. Hackett said she was “talked out” but said that the details in the article, written by Kim Masters, were accurate.

“I just wanted to get that out,” Ms. Hackett said in the brief phone interview.

Oct 13 08:40

Harvey Weinstein: English actor says alleged sexual assault ruined film career

“As soon as I was in there, I realised it was a terrible mistake. I got to the hotel room, I remember talk of a massage and I thought that was pretty gross. I think he showed me his big back and I found that pretty horrid.

“Then before I knew it, he started trying to pull my clothes off and pin me down and I just kept saying, ‘No, no, no.’ But he was really forceful. I remember him pulling at my trousers and stuff and looming over me and I just sort of – I am a big, strong girl and I bolted … ran for the bathroom and locked the door.”

“I was in there for a while, I think. He went very quiet. After a while I remember opening the door and seeing him just there facing the door, masturbating, so I quickly closed the door again and locked it. Then when I heard room service come to the door, I just ran,” she said.

Oct 13 08:34

MARK DICE: Hollywood Is Crumbling!

Oct 13 08:20

Why was Harvey Weinstein so powerful?

Plagued by an ever growing scandal involving allegations of sexual harassment and assault going back decades, Weinstein’s reputation is done. His name is even being taken off the credits of upcoming projects he was involved with, including a David O. Russell TV series and The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

From what started off as rumours, it is now a howling chorus as the industry’s most famous players line up to condemn his behaviour.
But how did it get to this point? How was Weinstein able to amass so much power as to command so much fealty and, consequently, silence?

Oct 13 08:18

The Hollywood Conspiracy of Silence

where was Clooney’s moral conscience for the 20 years he was silent about the serial sexual predator who was running amok in his own industry? How can Clooney, Meryl Streep, and their peers continue to claim America’s moral high ground when they simply shrugged at what was going on with their pal Harvey Weinstein?

Oct 13 08:16

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

For more than twenty years, Weinstein, who is now sixty-five, has also been trailed by rumors of sexual harassment and assault. His behavior has been an open secret to many in Hollywood and beyond, but previous attempts by many publications, including The New Yorker, to investigate and publish the story over the years fell short of the demands of journalistic evidence. Too few people were willing to speak, much less allow a reporter to use their names, and Weinstein and his associates used nondisclosure agreements, payoffs, and legal threats to suppress their accounts. Asia Argento, an Italian film actress and director, said that she did not speak out until now—Weinstein, she told me, forcibly performed oral sex on her—because she feared that Weinstein would “crush” her. “I know he has crushed a lot of people before,” Argento said. “That’s why this story—in my case, it’s twenty years old, some of them are older—has never come out.”

Oct 13 08:15

Harvey Weinstein: Rose McGowan says 'HW raped me', in apparent reference to disgraced producer

Weinstein's representative Sallie Hofmeister did not immediately return a message seeking comment, but has said: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein."

McGowan last year said she had been raped by a "studio head".

After days of widening scandal, McGowan appeared emboldened to go further in her descriptions of her past experiences with Weinstein.

Shortly before a series of tweets addressed to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, McGowan tweeted a woman warrior picture with #Rosearmy and stated "It's on".

"I told the head of your studio that HW raped me," said McGowan in tweets directed to Bezos.

Oct 13 08:06

Harvey Weinstein 'offered Myleene Klass a sex contract' after meeting at Cannes Film Festival

Weinstein, who was married at the time, is accused of assuming Myleene would have sex with him and intended to keep her silent with a ‘confidentiality agreement’, according to The Sun.

However, upon hearing his offer Klass reportedly fled the lunch feeling ‘disgusted and angry’.

A friend of the former Hear’Say singer claimed: ‘She thought his intentions were genuine. But as soon as she found out what he really wanted, she told him to f*** off.’

That same year, Klass spoke about an encounter with a big ‘Hollywood star’ whose PA handed her a confidentiality contract.
She said it would ‘bring Hollywood down’ if she named him.

Oct 13 08:03

'He's a predator': Emma Thompson compares Harvey Weinstein to Jimmy Savile and says allegations are 'tip of the iceberg'

Emma Thompson has described Harvey Weinstein as a "predator" as she called on Hollywood to heed the lessons of the scandal surrounding the Hollywood producer.

Appearing on BBC's Newsnight on Thursday, the Oscar-winning actress admitted the allegations against Weinstein did not come as a shock.

"I didn't know about these things but they don't surprise me at all and they are endemic to the system anyway," she said.

Oct 13 08:00

Did Bannon Just Take Down Harvey Weinstein?

Weinstein, in effect, was perfectly suited for his role. He is a man of infinite appetites with poor impulse control. A pathetic loser with power over hot, young women desperate for fame.

And these women made the trade willingly. “Small price to pay, right?” Wrong.

Look at the women most opposed to Trump, the Ashley Judds, the Gwynneth Paltrows. They were all used by Weinstein or someone like him. More will come out every day.

Oct 13 07:57

Weinstein scandal: What it tells us about celebs, politics & Hollywood

Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal isn’t only an indictment of his twisted soul, but of America’s as well.

The story of Weinstein, the uber-powerful film producer, co-founder of Miramax Films and major donor to Democratic politicians, who got fired from his job as co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company after the New York Times ran an article exposing his serial sexual harassment of female employees, is such a perfect storm of corruption, depravity and hypocrisy that it exquisitely encapsulates the moral decay of America.

The New York Times piece revealed that Weinstein has settled at least eight different sexual harassment lawsuits over the years. The article was just the tip of a really grotesque iceberg, for in its wake a plethora of other claims has surfaced.

Oct 12 17:24

I told you he raped me: Rose McGowan says Jeff Bezos killed her TV series when she objected to Amazon bailout of Weinstein Co as streaming giant's top studio exec is accused of telling lesbian producer 'you will like my d***'

Rose McGowan is claiming that Amazon optioned a television series from her only to kill it while still in development after she voiced her concern about a possible move the company was making to bailout 'Weinstein.'

'I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,' said McGowan on Thursday in a tweet directed at company founder Jeff Bezos.

'I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works.'

She then added: 'I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.'

Oct 12 17:21

'He's an actual PREDATOR': Emma Thompson calls out Harvey Weinstein and says she 'spent her twenties trying to get old men's tongues out of her mouth' as she details rampant sexual harassment in film industry

Emma Thompson says she had no idea that Harvey Weinstein had been sexually harassing and assaulting young stars over the past three decades, but the actress and Oscar-winning screenwriter is not surprised she told BBC News.

The British star, 58, said that behavior like Weinstein's is 'endemic to the system,' and something she has experienced with 'many' other men in similar positions over the years.

Asked if there were others in Hollywood like Weinstein, she said: ‘Of course, many, many...I spent my 20s trying to keep old men’s tongues out of my mouth.’

She also dismissed the idea that Weinstein's behavior was the result of addiction.

'I don't think you can describe him as a sex addict. He's a predator,' said Thompson.

'He's an actual predator, he's dangerous and what he's done and what he's doing is criminal.'

Oct 12 12:50

Anthony Bourdain blasted Hillary Clinton as “shameful” and “disingenuous” over her comments on Weinstein.

Bourdain – whose girlfriend Asia Argento claimed the fallen movie mogul forcibly performed oral sex on her in 1997

Oct 12 10:51

TV Director Jace Alexander Gets Probation On Child Porn Charges – Update

TV director Jace Alexander was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years’ probation on child pornography charges in New York. The former Law & Order helmer had pleaded guilty in January to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child. He had faced up to seven years in prison. Alexander also must register as a sex offender in New York.

Oct 12 10:16

Harvey's f**k you to the world: Defiant Weinstein surfaces in LA with his middle fingers high after threatening suicide to his daughter and whining he has been abandoned by his friends as he finally heads to rehab in Arizona

A defiant Harvey Weinstein was pictured giving a huge 'f*** you' to the world on Wednesday, hours before he headed to rehab believed to be in Arizona.

The embattled movie mogul looked bedraggled as he entered the offices of his lawyer Patty Glasser flanked by stern-faced and suited male members of his entourage.

As he walked in through the doors, the disgraced 65-year-old flipped the bird, appearing unrepentant in the face of a slew of shocking allegations of rape and sexual assault from at least 30 Hollywood actresses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will admit it; after the way I got treated by Hollywood over the Vince Foster murder I am enjoying this crash and burn and hope it spreads to every slime-ball in Hollywood! :)

Oct 12 10:14

Did Gwyneth Paltrow try to out Weinstein as pervert 19 years ago? Actress told Letterman in 1998 interview that the Hollywood mogul was a 'coercer' - four years after he touched her in a hotel room

Appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman the star - then 26-years-old - told the host she should have already been in California with her family for Thanksgiving celebrations, but had been persuaded to appear on TV instead.

When asked if someone had 'coerced' her to be there, she laughed and asked the host. 'Do you count Harvey Weinstein as a coercer?'

She added: 'I do all my movies for Harvey Weinstein, that's Miramax for all of you. And I'm lucky to do them there, but he will coerce you do a thing or two.'

Oct 12 10:04

Weinstein Co. Knew About Harvey Weinstein Payoffs Since 2015 (Report)

The Weinstein Company board, which stated on Tuesday that it was not aware of the cash settlements Harvey Weinstein had made regarding sexual harassment allegations, was alerted to the payments in 2015, according to an interview by the New York Times with lawyer David Boies.

Boies represented Harvey Weinstein in 2015 when Weinstein’s contract was up for renewal. According to the interview, Boies stated that the board was informed of three or four of the settlements Weinstein had reached.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Weinstein Company is now open to lawsuits.

Oct 11 17:39

Nolte: Because Their Product Stinks, Movie Theater Stocks Crash

With 11,873 screens in 1,009 theaters, AMC Entertainment is the single largest theater operator in America and — are you ready for this? — its stock price has collapsed a whopping -45% since Memorial Day. Two other monster chains, Regal and Cinemark, have seen their stocks drop by -28% and -18%, respectively. Even Imax, one of the pillars (along with 3D) of the premium pricing schemes that have kept the box office looking relatively good these past few years, saw a -31% drop in the price of its shares.

Oct 11 17:31

Worst Box Office In 25 Years: Hollywood’s Problems Are Permanent & Deep

Even before this catastrophic Labor Day weekend is factored in (more on this below), the domestic 2017 box office is in hideous shape. This year is –6.3% behind 2016 and continues to fall behind 2015, 2013, and 2012.

If you figure in inflation, those numbers are even worse. For example, in 2012 the average ticket cost $7.96. Today it is almost a full dollar more at $8.89. Yeah, things are that bad and will look even worse on Tuesday.

With no apparent faith in their own product, this is the first Labor Day in 25 years where a new title has not been released on more than 1,000 screens. Over this weekend last year, the box office hauled in nearly $130 million. This year will do about a third of that.

Summer attendance is at a 25-year low.

The summer box office is down a whopping –16% compared to 2016.

Oct 11 17:14

Hollywood is a Satanic Cesspool

Oct 11 12:20

Hollywood hypocrisy

Hollywood elites present themselves as champions of virtue and liberal values. The same elites have also found common cause with the left part of the political spectrum. The Harvey Weinstein scandal presents a very different picture – a truly ugly picture. Will Hollywood now face up to its hypocrisy?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Probably not.

Oct 11 12:10

EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein hiring top Hollywood lawyer Patricia Glaser to 'discredit his victims' and 'sue the ousted producer's company for damages' in wake of scandal

Harvey Weinstein is hiring a new lawyer who plans to discredit the women who have spoken out about the sexual harassment and assault they allegedly faced at the hands of the famed producer, DailyMail.com has exclusively learned.

Los Angeles lawyer Patricia 'Patty' Glaser will represent Weinstein in wake of the several damaging allegations that were revealed in an explosive New York Times report on Thursday, sources told DailyMail.com

The top Hollywood litigator will take over for Lisa Bloom, who championed herself as a women's advocate in the past, after the celebrity attorney quit over the weekend.

Oct 11 12:06

'My heart breaks for the women who have suffered': Harvey Weinstein's wife announces she is LEAVING sex abuser movie mogul as he 'flies to Europe for sex addiction rehab'

Harvey Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman, has announced that she is leaving the movie mogul after a string of women claimed that he had sexually harassed or assaulted them.

'My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband,' she told People.

'Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.'

At the same time as Chapman made the announcement, Weinstein made a departure of his own - to Europe, by private jet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Weinstein's "Sex clinic" may in fact be somewhere free of extradition to the US. Like Roman Polanski, Harvey may spend the rest of his life in exile. As for Georgina, by divorcing Harvey, she will isolate her half of his wealth from potential lawsuits.

Oct 11 12:03

Hillary Clinton FINALLY condemns her mega-donor friend Harvey Weinstein saying she is 'shocked and appalled' - but keeps every cent of his tainted cash

Hillary Clinton was a friend of Harvey Weinstein whose campaign coffers were boosted by his own cash and that of his celebrity friends

She finally spoke Tuesday afternoon, issuing statement after three rape allegations were leveled at him

Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie also joined the list of victims before she spoke

Oct 11 11:34

The Morals of Disney. Disney Movie's Director a Convicted Child Molester . Hollywood's Victor Salva. He says, 'I paid for my mistakes dearly,' but victim of incident several years ago urges boycott of 'Powder.'

Walt Disney Studios, a name synonymous with family entertainment, has become embroiled in an unlikely controversy with disclosures that the writer/director of its latest film, "Powder," is a convicted child molester.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I got kicked out of Hollywood for trying to report a murder!

Oct 11 11:32

Disney, Weinstein Company Could Face Harassment Lawsuits as Scandal Widens

Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who ran the Walt Disney Company during the Harvey Weinstein years (1993-2005), have both denied any knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct during those years. This would include any sexual harassment settlements made during that time. The Weinstein Company also denies any knowledge. These denials could be tested in a court of law should those alleging harassment and abuse choose to press the issue of corporate liability.

Oct 10 18:39

Joan Collins 'lost' the Cleopatra lead because she wouldn't have sex with the studio head, Judy Garland was groped and Shirley Temple flashed at: Harvey Weinsten allegations are just the latest in Hollywood's long ugly history with sexual harassment

  • Hollywood was first hit with a sex scandal in 1921, when comedian Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle was was accused of raping and killing actress Virginia Rappe
  • Shirley Temple claimed that an MGM producer unzipped his trousers and exposed himself to her during their first meeting in 1940 when she was 12
  • Joan Collins said she lost out on the lead role in 'Cleopatra' because she wouldn't sleep with the studio's head
  • Former MGM studiohead Louis B. Mayer, Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and Casey Affleck have all been accused of sexual harassment
  • Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and Charlize Theron were all allegedly sexually harassed by studio chiefs and filmmakers
  • Oct 10 12:31

    EXCLUSIVE: Fashion designer Donna Karan comes to Harvey Weinstein's DEFENSE suggesting his victims may have been 'asking for it' by the way they dress calling the shamed mogul and his wife 'wonderful people'

    Donna Karan, 69, defended Harvey Weinstein, 65, during a red carpet interview at the CinéFashion Film Awards on Sunday
    She told a reporter 'we have to look at ourselves' and question how women are presenting themselves and their sexuality

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "Blame the victim." The tribe really sticks together. The same thing happened during the Begelman scandal!

    Oct 10 10:56

    The Three Amigos by Ben Garrison

    Weinstein’s career of sexual harassment is reprehensible, but many liberals in Hollywood went along to get along in order to gain employment and connections. It’s now too late for them to go into full virtue signaling mode.

    Oct 10 08:52

    October Box Office ROUGH

    Oct 09 12:35

    Mike Pence’s Walk Out Was Exactly What Was Needed

    For about a year now, a coterie of spoiled millionaires has been using the setting of what used to be the nation’s favorite spectator sport to advertise their contempt for a nation that has given them a lot and asked for absolutely nothing in return…other than a tiny bit of pretend respect.


    (*Isn't it cute how the article from Red State misdirects the reason for the knee protest , and openly admits sonofabitchgate is over pretend respect for Our Flag ?
    Mike Pence’s Walk Out Was Exactly What Was Needed if we're talking about Training Parrots!)

    Oct 09 12:05

    RED STATE: Pence Walkout Was a Cynical, Expensive, Pre-Planned Stunt

    Susan Wright noted earlier that Mike Pence walked out of the Colts/49ers game, ostensibly because he was offended that the 49ers decided to “take a knee” during the national anthem.

    Here’s the thing: he knew this was going to happen>>>

    Oct 09 11:50

    Harvey Weinstein, Fox News, and the Power of Self-Interest

    Many victims might have been able to expose him, but ambition held them back.

    turns out that basically everyone in Hollywood knew that Harvey Weinstein sexually harasses women, abuses his employees, and has a violent streak. It was one of those things we call an “open secret,” a secret perhaps even more open than the persistent rumors about Roger Ailes’s or Bill O’Reilly’s toxic misconduct at Fox News.

    Yet Weinstein continued to enjoy the staggering perks and privileges of a successful movie mogul. The most powerful politicians sought his favor. The best actors wanted to work in his films. He was feted around the world as the man who could bring home Oscar gold. And all the while, he wasn’t just a progressive in good standing, he was actively celebrated for his alleged commitment to social justice.

    How does this happen ?>>>

    Oct 09 10:09

    'You can't hurt me, I don't have a film career': Nathan Lane breaks his silence on how Harvey Weinstein 'threatened to destroy him' and 'threw him against a wall' at Hillary Clinton's birthday 17 years ago

    Lane, now 61, alluded to the incident for the first time on Saturday night when he was speaking with Michael Schulman at the New Yorker Festival after news broke that Weinstein had sexually harassed female employees and movie stars.

    'You can't hurt me, I don't have a film career,' Lane said he told Weinstein when the film mogul threatened to destroy him all those years ago.

    On that same night in 2000, Weinstein also reportedly lashed out at an assistant who was supposed to be minding his reserved couch while he was onstage speaking.

    Oct 09 09:13

    ESPN Pundit Wants White Men To Shut Up

    (But Keep Watching)

    Oct 09 09:01

    Meryl Streep slams 'disgraceful' Harvey Weinstein and calls Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd and his other victims 'brave heroes' for exposing the mogul, adding she NEVER knew about incidents of sexual harassment

    Meryl Streep has finally spoken out about Harvey Weinstein in a lengthy statement released early Monday.

    'The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported,' said Streep.

    'The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.'

    She went on to say in the statement, which was first obtained by Huffington Post: 'One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew.'

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Anyone who didn't know about it was in denial, because Harvey's "predilections" were well known in Hollywood back when I worked there. But there were two rules one followed if one wished to keep their careers. Never criticize the moguls and never criticize the Jews!

    Oct 08 16:42

    Smart politics for White House to continue NFL debate?

    FOX Video: Oct. 08, 2017 - 3:34 - Political panel reacts after Vice President Pence leaves a Colts game because players kneeled during anthem.

    (*Let It Go! With an opportunity to nuke N. Korea , and walk away from The Iran Nuclear Deal , it's pretty apparent That The Whitehouse is unprepared , or just flat out unwilling to deal with the domestic reasons for the protest . America First = Trump's foreign policy . Another Oxymoron , FOX carries The NFL)

    Oct 08 09:25

    Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Quits After Two Days As Democrats Scramble To Distance Themselves

    Harvey Weinstein's attorney Lisa Bloom cut ties suddenly with her "radioactive" movie mogul client in a terse Saturday tweet.

    “I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” wrote Bloom - ironically a women’s rights advocate - who was brought in after the Miramax Films co-founder was accused by the NYT of spending decades sexually harassing the women he worked with. “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”