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Ghostbusters 3 Starts Shooting in Summer

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Aww Crap, GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Shoots Next Summer | Badass Digest.

Terrible news: Ghostbusters 3 shoots next summer. This information was buried deep inside a Deadline article about Ivan Reitman’s next film, Draft Day, which may have to be delayed if it bumps up against the scheduled shooting dates for the dreaded sequel.

Or is it a remake? Rumors recently held that Ghostbusters 3 would just redo the whole thing, an option certain to piss people off – but one that would make me happy, as it doesn’t dilute the original brand. I’m weird like that; a remake is ignorable, but a sequel demands consideration. As much as I’d like to pretend there are only two (three, if I’m feeling charitable) Indiana Jones movies, I cannot ignore the basic existence of Crystal Skull.


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Daily Show VIDEO: J.K. Rowling Invites US to Return to Great Britain

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

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Islam Vs Google

Monday, October 15th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Muslims protest ‘age of mockery’ as thousands descend on Google HQ – Telegraph.

A protest by 10,000 Muslims outside the offices of Google in London today is just the first in an orchestrated attempt to force the company to remove an anti-Islamic film from website YouTube in Britain.

Thousands had travelled from as far afield as Glasgow to take part in the demonstration, ahead of a planned million-strong march in Hyde Park in coming weeks.

Anger over ‘The Innocence of Muslims’, an American-produced film which insults the Prophet Mohammad and demeans Muslims, according to protesters, remains available to watch on the website YouTube, a subsidiary of Google.

Organiser Masoud Alam said: “Our next protest will be at the offices of Google and YouTube across the world. We are looking to ban this film.

“This is not freedom of expression, there is a limit for that. This insult of the Prophet will not be allowed.

The group’s next action was a march Mr Alam hoped would be “a million strong” would take place in Hyde Park “in the next few weeks”, he said.

“Until it is banned we will keep protesting,” he added.


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VIDEO: Jesse Jackson in Defense of Polygamy During Gay Marriage Discussion

Friday, October 12th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Jesse Jackson Says He‘s Not Convinced ’Gay Marriage’ Is Wrong | Video | TheBlaze.com.

Of particular note, though, was a separate response that Jackson gave about homosexuality as a societal norm. Holmes pointed out that the central tenets of the Christian faith point out that “homosexuality is wrong.” The host then asked if Jackson agrees with this sentiment.

“I’m not all-together convinced of that,” the civil rights leader responded, going on to claim that marriage has “blurred” definitions. “King Solomon had many wives in that culture. Then David had many wives of that culture. The Muslims today have three or four wives of that culture.”

Rather than focusing upon a defense of traditional marriage as a central component of the faith, Jackson said he sticks to the “moral imperatives” that Jesus described in the Bible.


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Homeland As Moral Wasteland

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via No Heroes, No Villains: Homeland’s Moral Confusion « Acculturated.

Showtime’s terrorism drama Homeland is the television king of the hill. For its inaugural season it recently took the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, and Best Actor and Best Actress awards for its two leads. The final episode of season one was the most-watched finale of any rookie Showtime series, and it just kicked off its highly anticipated second season. But underneath its polished production values and top-notch writing is a moral muddle that may undermine its dramatic impact in the long run.

For those who haven’t been following–SPOILER ALERT–the show centers on a U.S. Marine named Brody (actor Damian Lewis), missing and presumed dead in Iraq since 2003, who is rescued and brought home to Washington D.C. to a lot of CIA self-congratulation and media fanfare. He rides his war hero popularity all the way into political office and by season two he is a Congressman being courted for the presidential running mate.

But that’s not all he is. CIA analyst Carrie (Claire Danes​) rightly suspects that Brody is a sleeper agent here to carry out an attack from terrorist mastermind Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban). That makes Brody a rather unique protagonist–“a whole new breed of lead character,” as the Los Angeles Times put it, “neither antihero nor villain.” Nor hero.


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Kid Rock Endorses Romney-Ryan

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Kid Rock introduces GOP veep candidate Paul Ryan, says he’s sorry Obama ‘didn’t do better’ | Fox News.

Kid Rock hasn’t been shy about supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan, even if it costs him some fans.

The made-in-Michigan rock musician and rapper introduced Ryan during a rally Monday night in the Detroit suburb of Rochester.

Born Robert Ritchie, Rock told the raucous crowd gathered at Oakland University that he believes “you have to stand for something” even if it may alienate a few fans.


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‘Miserable Failure’: Michael Moore Admits His Plan to ‘Democratize’ Best Documentary Oscar Just Made Problem Worse

Monday, October 8th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Oscar “Disaster”: Controversy Erupts Over New Documentary Feature Rules As Michael Moore Calls For Changes – Deadline.com.

Those new rules, as first reported on Deadline at the time, changed the nomination voting process. Instead of several groups of small mysterious committees each watching a set number of films, the whole documentary branch now has the opportunity to see and vote on every eligible film. Then final voting is opened up to the entire Academy to be pick a winner — just as they do on Best Picture and other categories. The new rules also attempted to trim the number of entries, specifically targeting films not really meant for theatrical release by requiring a one-week run in New York and Los Angeles as well as a review in either the New York Times or Los Angeles Times. This was seen as a way to discourage TV documentaries or vanity projects from getting into a race designed for movies that are truly meant for theaters first. HBO was a culprit, and now others are jumping into the docu world including today’s announcement regarding a new documentary unit from CNN.

The new system hasn’t worked out the way its main architect, Oscar-winning documentarian and Academy Doc branch Governor Michael Moore, envisioned, and he is the first to agree at least part of it has been a disaster. “I told them (the Academy) to use that word”, he said. “It’s a miserable failure.” Moore, who serves with co-governors Rob Epstein and Michael Apted, said this after branch members, who had already received a steady but manageable stream of movies to view on DVD through the first 9 months of the year, suddenly had about 80 new titles dumped on their doorsteps with only a month to go before ballots for the first wave of voting are due. The list will be whittled to 15 semifinalists in November followed in early January by the final five nominees sent to the entire membership. Moore during the last week has floated some ideas of strengthening the rules, but after talking with Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and COO Ric Robertson this weekend, he is thinking the best idea may be to go back and not have any rules (other than the standard ones imposed by the Academy) and to put the special-needs documentary branch on even footing with other Academy branches.

He agrees something went terribly wrong with the process this time.


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Actress Stacey Dash Hammered With Racist Hate After Endorsing Mitt Romney on Twitter

Monday, October 8th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Twitter Responds to Actress Stacey Dash’s Endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney | TheBlaze.com.

Actress Stacey Dash, who has starred in everything from the 90′s hit Clueless to CSI, prompted a firestorm on Twitter after publicly endorsing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and then standing by her opinion.

“Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney,” Dash wrote on her official Twitter page, accompanied by a photo of herself with an American flag.

Not long after, presumed Obama supporters began insulting Dash for her opinion, saying she isn’t “black” enough, several even asking if the actress would just “kill herself.”

More at Twitchy too: Vile: Racist Obama supporters call Stacey Dash ‘house negro,’ ‘Uncle Tom,’ ‘Oreo’


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When The Abortion Ship Sets Sail For the Muslim World

Monday, October 1st, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Dutch abortion ship heads for Morocco – FRANCE 24.

AFP – A Dutch “abortion boat” has set sail for Morocco, its first trip to a Muslim country, to provide abortions to women who are exposed to grave health risks if treated domestically, its organiser said on Monday.

“The ship is on its way. We can’t yet disclose the place and time of arrival… We expect it to stay for up to a week.” Rebecca Gomperts, the founder of the Dutch non-profit organisation Women on Waves, told AFP by phone.

The group says that, according to figures published by the Moroccan government, between 600 and 800 abortions take place every day in the north African kingdom, where the procedure is illegal and taboo.

“The problem is that only about 200 cases are done properly, by women who have money,” the Dutch abortion doctor said, with the rest resorting to dangerous methods because they are unable to afford the expensive treatment.

This leads to the deaths of 78 Moroccan women each year on average, Gomperts claimed, citing statistics provided by the World Health Organisation.

Hat Tip: Drudge


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BLEEP: Whoopi Goldberg Meltdown When Ann Coulter Visits The View

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

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VIDEO: New Hobbit Trailer

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

hat tip: Buzzfeed

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VIDEO: Reason TV on How Activists Blocked LA’s Marijuana Dispensary Ban

Friday, September 14th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

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LA Bank Robbery Turns High Speed Pursuit With Money Thrown From Speeding Vehicle

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Robbery Suspect Tosses Money Out Car Window During LA Pursuit | NBC Connecticut.

UPDATE: Bystanders stepped into the line of fire at the end of a high-speed pursuit Wednesday as police tried to apprehend alleged robbers who were tossing money out of their getaway vehicle.

The pursuit began around 10 a.m. in the Santa Clarita area following a Bank of America robbery. It ended about 80 minutes later in South LA near the intersection of Vernon and Kansas avenues.

A mob of people gathered around the black Volvo SUV after it was forced to stop because of traffic.

Officers exited their squad cars to confront the alleged robbers and were able to take them into custody among the sea of onlookers.


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Tarzan’s Jane Vs Hunger Games’s Katniss?

Friday, September 7th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Me Jane « Acculturated.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of one of the most recognizable and enduring figures in pop culture history–Tarzan of the Apes. And this month will mark the publication of Jane, the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman, authorized by the estate of the prolific novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, or ERB.

Robin Maxwell is the author of several historical novels featuring female protagonists, most notably The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn. Her recruitment to pen a woman-centric spin on the Tarzan saga is clearly an attempt to court a new generation of female readers who have only a limited familiarity, if any, with the original work.

The popular conception today of Tarzan and Jane is unfortunately not so much formed by ERB’s novels as deformed by the old Johnny Weismuller movies of the ‘30s and ‘40s, which falsely portray the Ape-man as more ape than man, and Jane as a (tree)housewife in animal skins. In fact, Burroughs’s Tarzan was an educated English nobleman, Lord Greystoke, and Jane was a bold lady of their African manor.

The books were pulp adventure fare written long before today’s action heroines became as kick-ass as their male counterparts. But Burroughs’s fictional women weren’t mere helpless damsels in distress rescued by brawny he-men. His female characters like Jane and Martian princess Dejah Thoris, featured earlier this year in Disney’s movie John Carter, were not only feminine but, well, ballsy, and worthy adventuresses in their own right.


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When Did it Become a Sin to Invest in Guns, a So-Called ‘Vice Stock’?

Friday, September 7th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Is Apple A Sin Stock?” by Susannah Breslin – Forbes.

Is Apple (AAPL) a sin stock?

That’s the question Gerry Sullivan, portfolio manager of the Vice Fund (VICEX), raised in his interview with Forbes capital market reporter Abram Brown in “Guns, Booze and Gambling: Sinful Stocks for a Recession-Proof Portfolio.”

Brown asked Sullivan if the vice industries-focused fund was considering adding any new sin stocks.

Here’s Sullivan’s response:

I’d consider video games an addiction. Apple products too. We’ve actually gone through and asked, is Apple a vice stock?

So, is it?

I asked tech experts, sin stock specialists, and a Jesuit priest.

What’s a sin stock?

The Vice Fund concentrates on four sectors: alcohol, tobacco, gaming, and weapons/defense. Investopedia defines a “sinful stock” as “Stock from companies that are associated with (or are directly involved in) activities that are widely considered to be unethical or immoral.” More broadly, vice industries tend to have higher barriers to entry, may or may not produce products that are harmful or addictive, and could have complex legal and tax issues.

The way investor James Altucher sees it, Apple is a “spice stock,” somewhere between a vice stock and not.

“I would not think of [Apple] as a vice fund, but I certainly use the iPad as an escape, so it depends on how we define vice,” Altucher says in an email. “Although I guess the best thing would be if I just meditated on planes, instead of played Temple Run the entire time.”


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VIDEO: Trailer for Sci-Fi Epic Cloud Atlas

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

Hat tip: Movies with Butter.


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Great Idea: Michael Dorn Developing ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Michael Dorn Confirms He’s Working on a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ TV Series.

Geek favorites Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer have been forthcoming about their hopes for bringing Star Trek back to the small screen, after the release of J.J. Abrams’ elusive sequel to his Trek movie reboot next summer. However, it turns out those two aren’t the only ones with big dreams about a new TV series set in that sci-fi universe – Michael Dorn is also taking steps to reprise his signature Trek role on a spinoff, tentatively titled Star Trek: Captain Worf.

Worf, Son of Mogh, of course, is the first Klingon main character on a Star Trek TV series. He appeared on The Next Generation throughout its seven-season run, then became a Deep Space Nine regular for its last four seasons. Dorn portrayed Worf in all four Next Generation films; in addition, he played Worf’s grandfather, Colonel Worf, in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Rumors and reports about a prospective Worf spinoff began circulating earlier this year – which, perhaps not-so-coincidentally, marks the 25th anniversary of The Next Generation. Trek News caught up with recently with Dorn, who gave them the following exclusive “scoop” on the project:

“I had come up with the idea because I love [Worf] and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realized. Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing. We’ve been contacted by different individuals–I can’t say who and all that–about wanting to come on board and be part of this. ”



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Michael Clarke Duncan, 1957-2012

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Michael Clarke Duncan — Planned To Wed Omarosa in January | TMZ.com.

Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault were secretly engaged and the wedding was set for this January, TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the couple tell us, Michael and Omarosa kept the engagement a secret from the media … only telling very close friends and family about the pending nuptials.

We’re told the couple had just started planning for the wedding when Michael went into full cardiac arrest​ July 13 and was hospitalized until his death.

via Michael Clarke Duncan, the gentle-giant ‘Green Mile’ star, dead at 54 after July heart attack – The Washington Post.

His gravelly baritone was well-suited to everything from animated films to action spectacles, but no matter the role, a warmth and a sweetness was always evident underneath.

The prolific character actor, whose dozens of movies included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile” and box office hits including “Armageddon,” ‘’Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda,” died Monday at age 54. And although he only turned to acting in his 30s, it’s clear from the outpouring of prayers and remembrances he received across the Hollywood and sports worlds that his gentle-giant persona made him much-loved during that relatively brief time.

Duncan died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, reality TV personality Rev. Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily.

Duncan “suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered,” the statement said. “Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.”

Tom Hanks, star of 1999’s “The Green Mile” — the film that earned a then-little-known Duncan a supporting-actor nomination at the Academy Awards — said he was “terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of ‘The Green Mile.’ He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.”


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VIDEO: Liam Neeson Talks Taken 2

Friday, August 31st, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

Hat tip: ScreenRant

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Donning Yellow Face: The Decemberists on The Simpsons in December

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

Via the band’s Facebook page:

The Decemberists will be appearing as special guests, in yellowface, on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons! Program your TiVo! Fire up the DVR! Rotate your Roku! Keelhaul your Apple TV! You heard that right — The Decemberists on The Simpsons! It’s called “The Day The Earth Stood Cool” and it’ll be unleashed December 2nd, at 8 pm ET, on Fox.


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Leonardo DiCaprio As An Uber-90s Wolf of Wall Street

Monday, August 27th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via First look at Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street – Movie News | JoBlo.com.

Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the Jordan Belfort memoir THE WOLF OF WALL STREET began shooting this month in New York, which opened the doors for a hefty number of shots to be taken of the film’s star, Leonardo DiCaprio, rocking his dapper look as the titular “wolf” of the film. A number of script reviews for the film have surfaced of late, highlighting the many “Scorsese-friendly” sequences, including quick cut flashbacks and the mentor-student relationships that oftentimes find their way into his work. The script by Terrance Winter (Boardwalk of Empires) seems to be a snug fit for the famed auteur, featuring lines like, “Be aggressive. Be ferocious. Be telephone f***ing terrorists.”


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What Did James Holmes Say to Provoke a Ban From the University of Colorado?

Friday, August 24th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Prosecutors: Holmes was banned from university after threats – CBS News.

(CBS/AP) DENVER – Prosecutors say the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting made threats and was banned from the University of Colorado after failing a key exam six weeks before the rampage.

Prosecutors made the accusations about James Holmes in court Thursday as they tried to convince a judge to let them see records from the university, where Holmes had been a neuroscience doctoral candidate.

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Prosecutors also claim professors had urged Holmes to get into another line of work before the shooting and invalidated his student ID in June. Attorney Karen Pearson didn’t disclose where their information came from.

Defense lawyer Daniel King objected to the release of the records, calling the prosecution’s request a “fishing expedition.”

“They already know all about Mr. Holmes’ history at CU. Why is it necessary to get more information when they have all the evidence, they have what they’re seeking?” he said.

King added that the “prosecution is fishing around looking for motive. Motive is irrelevant. Intent is irrelevant.”


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What Will Lance Armstrong’s Legacy Be Now That We Know His Career Was Based on a Lie?

Friday, August 24th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via Lance Armstrong banned from cycling for life and stripped of Tour de France titles | Mail Online.

American anti-doping officials plan to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and impose a lifelong ban from cycling — the sport that made him an American hero and a sports icon, it was revealed on Thursday.

The announcement from the US Anti-Doping Agency effectively destroys his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists in history and rubs a black smudge on a story that inspired millions of fans, drawn to his story of returning to glory after recovering from horrific cancer.

The USADA acted within an hour of Armstrong’s announcement that he would stop fighting charges that he used blood doping to illegitimately enhance his performance.

Despite the action, Armstrong maintains his innocence and called the USADA’s case a ‘witch hunt.’

The battle over his Tour de France wins is likely not over. USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said the agency has the authority to remove the titles from the 40-year-old athlete — and would act promptly to do so.Armstrong says only the International Cycling Union, which oversees the Tour de France, has that power.

‘USADA cannot assert control of a professional international sport and attempt to strip my seven Tour de France titles,’ he said in a statement. ‘I know who won those seven Tours, my teammates know who won those seven Tours, and everyone I competed against knows who won those seven Tours.’

USADA maintains that Armstrong has used banned substances as far back as 1996, including the blood-booster EPO and steroids as well as blood transfusions — all to boost his performance.

‘It is a sad day for all of us who love sport and athletes,’ Mr Tygart said. ‘It’s a heartbreaking example of win at all costs overtaking the fair and safe option. There’s no success in cheating to win.’

Armstrong, who retired last year, declined to enter arbitration — his last option — because he said he was weary of fighting accusations that have dogged him for years. He has consistently pointed to the hundreds of drug tests that he has passed as proof he was clean.


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Better Than Deadwood? David Mamet Remaking Have Gun – Will Travel For CBS

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle News

via David Mamet To Develop ‘Have Gun – Will Travel’ For CBS — REPORT | Hollywood.com.

Do not adjust your television set: the Mamets are going to be all over it.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS is aiming to have acclaimed writer/director David Mamet reboot the old Western Have Gun – Will Travel. The Pulitizer Prize-winner — whose television credits include The Unit and episodes of Hill Street Blues and The Shield — would helm the updated series about a gunslinger named Paladin, which originally ran from 1957 to 1963.

“Mamet will serve as writer and executive producer on the project, alongside non-writing EP Elliott Webb. If the pilot is ordered, Mamet also would direct,” THR reports. Hollywood.com has reached out to both CBS and Mamet’s reps for a statement, but has not immediately heard back.


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