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Schwarzenegger and Obama Backing Redistricting Reform - The Atlantic
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barack Obama don’t agree on much—but they’ve both turned redistricting reform into their main political cause for the years ahead.
LOS ANGELES—Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger agree: Neither thinks Donald Trump has any business being anywhere near the White House, but the main political issue they’re going to focus on for the next two years is redistricting reform.
The clock is ticking. The 2020 census, and the nationwide 2021 redistricting right after, are around the corner. Deadlines for ballot initiatives and legislation are already on the horizon for some states to change their procedures before then. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court could soon take up a case that would gut most of the efforts at redistricting reform that have, over the past 10 years, changed how states draw the maps that determine who runs where for Congress and their own legislatures.
To hear the redistricting-reform advocates tell it, democracy is on the line. But, they say, the attention to the issue that’s exploded since the 2016 election came at the perfect moment to tap into the anger at a broken system and fundamentally change how the country works.
gerrymandering  politics  gov2.0  obama  actor  celebrity 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Dwayne Johnson Disputes Veracity of “Snowflake” Comments | Music News | Consequence of Sound
"The interview never took place, never happened, never said any of those words"
Earlier today UK tabloid The Daily Star published comments attributed to Dwayne Johnson in which the actor expressed his disdain for the current generation of “snowflakes.” “If you are not agreeing with them, then they are offended — and that is not what so many great men and women fought for,” Johnson was quoted as saying. “People can be who they want, be with who they want, and live how they want. That can only be a good thing — but generation snowflake, or whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards.”
Now, Johnson has taken to Instagram to dispute the veracity of the purported comments. “Earlier today online, an interview dropped, apparently it was with me, where I was insulting and criticizing millennials. The interview never took place, never happened, never said any of those words,” Johnson says in the video. “Completely untrue. 100 percent fabricated.”
actor  celebrity  f&f  interview  fake  millennials 
10 days ago by rgl7194
A Ranking of All the Characters in the ‘Ocean’s’ Universe - The Ringer
From ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ to ‘Ocean’s 8,’ here is the hierarchy of the members of the heist movies’ ensembles
More than the deliciously convoluted heist plots and the flashy, Soderberghian direction, the Ocean’s movies rely on their characters. And one of the supreme joys of watching these movies is seeing a bunch of famous people get into character and have a really good time together. The characters are what make the initial recruiting montage in Ocean’s Eleven one of the best in cinematic history, and they make the final moment of that movie—in which everyone gathers at the Bellagio fountain before trickling away, one by one—so perfect.
But the parts that make up the Ocean’s ensembles should not be considered equal—there is a hierarchy here. And with Ocean’s 8 adding a slew of new characters into the mix, now is as a good time as any to determine what that hierarchy is. This has never been tried before—no matter what Reuben Tishkoff tells you.
movies  oceans_11  actor  actress  ranking 
11 days ago by rgl7194
Robert De Niro: ‘Trump is a real racist, a white supremacist’ | Film | The Guardian
The notoriously reticent star has become one of the most vocal critics of Donald Trump. He talks about how the man in the White House makes mobsters look bad, the damage being done to America – and how he fears for his mixed-race children
Here, with Orson Welles and Spike Lee on the walls, and James Dean and Natalie Wood on the doors to the toilets, is where Robert De Niro might have died. In October, a pipe bomb addressed to the actor was sent to the New York warehouse where his film production company hugs an atrium dotted with vintage movie posters.
A security guard found the suspicious package in the mailroom at 5am and police vehicles swarmed the Tribeca neighbourhood before dawn. De Niro got a call from security early that morning telling him the pipe bomb was being removed. “Naturally you are concerned,” he says phlegmatically. “It’s just what it is. Just be careful.”
Cesar Sayoc, a bodybuilder, pizza deliveryman and fanatical supporter of Donald Trump, was subsequently arrested in Florida and charged with sending a total of 13 pipe bombs to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other critics of the president. De Niro says only: “There are a lot of crazy people out there. Everybody’s got their reasons.”
actor  celebrity  trump  politics  gov2.0  racism  KKK 
14 days ago by rgl7194
All Tom Cruise Movies Ranked From Top Gun to Mission Impossible
He's more than a guy who looks good in Ray-Bans and runs a lot.
In 1981, Tom Cruise made his first on-screen appearance shirtless, wearing a pair of cut-off shorts and bragging about starting shit on fire. Since then, he's led an illustrious career, remaining one of Hollywood's last bankable action stars (in 2012, he was the highest paid man in the business). Now in his 50s, the guy is still actually jumping from airplanes, running (oh, so much running), and leading one of the best action franchises of all time that's not about superheroes. These are the best Tom Cruise roles of all time, ranked from worst to best.
actor  celebrity  movies  ranking  top_ten 
25 days ago by rgl7194
Idris Elba Praised for Comments on #MeToo Movement | Film News | Consequence of Sound
His comment has since earned praise from celebrities and government officials
Who doesn’t love Idris Elba? He’s smart, he’s handsome, he’s talented, and he’s insightful. Whether he’s brooding in the corner of Baltimore or slumming it in a shitty movie like last year’s The Dark Tower, the English actor always proves to be a beacon of light, providing clarity in moments of chaos, and that’s a trademark of his that also translates off screen.
Case in point, his response to the #MeToo movement. In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Elba was pried for a quote that might lead to a good ol’ Collar Tug — you know, like every other actor in that situation — but instead he offered a Simply Put, as he cooly stated: “It’s only difficult if you’re a man with something to hide.”
actor  uk  movies  tv  sexism  sex  crime  interview 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Schwarzenegger's Plans for 2020 Gerrymandering Reforms - The Atlantic
The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is preparing to travel to the future of the gerrymandering war.
Tuesday brought wins for independent redistricting commissions that Schwarzenegger backed in three of the four states where they were on the ballot—Michigan, Missouri, and Colorado, with Utah still counting, but also trending toward yes. Now the former California governor has begun planning a summit for advocates, donors, and the people behind some of the successful campaigns to brainstorm and build to more wins.
politics  gov2.0  actor  celebrity  gerrymandering 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise Picard role in new Star Trek series | Ars Technica
News comes at official Trek convention in Vegas; will be CBS All Access exclusive.
At this weekend's Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, Sir Patrick Stewart took the show's keynote stage with a surprise announcement: Jean-Luc Picard is back.
Stewart confirmed that he will return to his iconic role in an as-yet-unnamed series which, according to Deadline, will be a CBS All Access exclusive. The series' details are currently quite unconfirmed, with Stewart admitting to the LVST crowd that "we have no scripts yet" and he is "talking storylines" with the series' handlers. But Sir Patrick and the rest of the Star Trek team are adamant in saying that this series will not be a Next Generation reboot, and the LVST events did not include additional TNG actors confirming their involvement.
tv  star_trek  actor 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Patrick Stewart Returning as Picard For New Star Trek Series | TV News | Consequence of Sound
78-year-old veteran actor returns to the franchise 16 years later
Things are only impossible until they are not: Sir Patrick Stewart is returning as Captain Jean-Luc Picard for a brand new Star Trek series for CBS All Access. Though, plot details are still under wraps, the series will serve as a sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation, catching up with the great Captain since we last saw him in 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis.
“I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with ‘Star Trek’ had run its natural course,” Stewart says. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.
tv  star_trek  actor 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Daniel Craig and the CIA Met Up To Talk James Bond | Film News | Consequence of Sound
The CIA's Reel vs. Real series works to "combat misrepresentations and assist in balanced and accurate portrayals" of the agency
When it comes to film and television, it’s not unnatural to see the CIA portrayed as nefarious, info-hoarding villains, and our current government hasn’t shied away from trying to portray the heads of our criminal intelligence organizations as anti-American scum. That’s partly why the CIA has launched a new program, Reel vs. Real, which invites Hollywood types to the organization’s Office of Public Affairs for roundtables that work to “combat misrepresentations and assist in balanced and accurate portrayals.” Previously, the CIA hosted the cast and crew of FX’s The Americans, and, last month, they brought Daniel Craig by for a chat about the James Bond universe’s view of espionage.
007  actor  CIA  spying 
july 2018 by rgl7194
Strike: Career of Evil CAST: who's who in the JK Rowling BBC1 drama? - Radio Times
JK Rowling's third Cormoran Strike novel finally arrives on BBC1 – but who are the actors bringing the characters to life?
Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike is back for the third in a series of crime-solving adventures, written by JK Rowling.
Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger reprise their roles as Strike and eager assistant Robin, who must race against time to figure out who has sent them a severed leg and murdered its owner.
Meet the friends and foes they’ll encounter along the way…
Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike
An Afghan war veteran who lost a leg on duty and is, due to financial circumstance (a debt to his father) and a break-up, forced to move into his Denmark Street office. The case of a model who fell to her death has, however, revived his ailing fortunes, and he’s now a sought-after investigator
Tom Burke continues his 21st century sleuthing after a run of period dramas for the BBC, first as The Musketeers’ Athos and then as War and Peace’s roguish Dolokhov. Other notable appearances have been in The Hour, Great Expectations and Utopia. On the big screen he appeared in Only God Forgives.
crime_drama  detectives  rowling  tv  actor  actress  bbc 
may 2018 by rgl7194
This video of The Rock giving a motivational speech to the Lakers will make you want to run through a wall - Silver Screen and Roll
Dwayne Johnson, better known as “The Rock,” stopped by the UCLA Health Training Center to talk to the Lakers about how to stay motivated amidst success.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson always seems to be on the hunt for his next blockbuster, and his latest video with the Los Angeles Lakers might be the most ambitious crossover event in cinematic history.
Okay, so that’s probably overhyping things a bit, but while we knew The Rock had spoken to the Lakers earlier this year, we didn’t know what he had said, until now at least. The Rock’s speech was as charismatic and funny as anyone who has watched his movies would expect, but it was also surprisingly introspective and inspiring.
lakers  basketball  video  actor  celebrity 
may 2018 by rgl7194
The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage Movies | FiveThirtyEight
Our Hollywood Taxonomy series, which just turned 3 years old, is all about the pursuit of clarity through categorization — using box office data and critical reviews to sort through long, complicated filmographies. I’ve analyzed the careers of enormous figures in the entertainment industry, iconoclastic storytellers, revered actors, compelling comedians, bona fide phenomenons and also Adam Sandler. But, today, a series dedicated to understanding creative people and their careers faces its greatest challenge: the ineffable Nicolas Cage.
I could claim that this article is timed to the release of Cage’s latest movie, “Mandy,” which recently premiered at Sundance, but that would be a lie. Pick any random weekend in the year and there’s a pretty good chance that a Cage film has been recently released or will soon be released. He puts out like four a year. I just thought it would be interesting to look at Cage’s work.
movies  actor  538  review 
april 2018 by rgl7194
Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Movie Trailers - iTunes
Mission: Impossible - Fallout not-yet-rated
In Theatres July 27th, 2018 |© 2018 Paramount Pictures
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Chris McQuarrie returning to the helm.
adventure  actor  movies  trailer  superbowl  spying  itunes 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Tom Cruise proves he’s immortal in Super Bowl trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Watch | Consequence of Sound
The 55-year-old shows no signs of slowing down for his sixth globe-trotting adventure
At 55 years old, Tom Cruise remains unstoppable. Case in point: Not even a broken ankle could dissuade the blockbuster star from getting right back on the proverbial horse again and galloping straight ahead for the not-so-proverbial ledge. But that’s why these Mission: Impossible movies are still a thing — Hey, remember when Jeremy Renner was rumored to replace him? Yeah, he’s not even in this movie! — and why we already had Fallout on our top movies to see this year long before we watched the jaw-dropping trailer that Paramount just premiered during the Super Bowl.
adventure  actor  movies  trailer  superbowl  spying 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Make It Happen with Keanu Reeves — The Official Squarespace Blog
On February 4th, we’re returning to the Big Game with our fifth Super Bowl ad – and we’ve teamed up with iconic action star Keanu Reeves to share our message that everyone is worthy of their dreams.
Keanu founded Arch Motorcycle six years ago in partnership with co-founder Gard Hollinger when they turned their passion for motorcycles into a real business. Keanu has been a Squarespace customer since 2015.
“When we were looking at places to create our website for Arch Motorcycle, Squarespace was really the best fit,” said Keanu of the partnership. “There’s something about Squarespace that’s really accessible, yet sophisticated. The design, functionality, and interactivity share a similar ethos to Arch.”
actor  celebrity  motorcycle  business  web-design  web-dev  commercials  superbowl 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Clint Eastwood’s Top 10 Performances | Consequence of Sound
A list guaranteed to make your day, you lucky punks
Where does one begin in trying to profile and summarize the works of Clint Eastwood? As an actor, he’s defined himself through his masculinity and everything contradictory that being a man entails. As a director, he’s earned Oscars for his formally tidy style and telling morally conflicted tales. Eastwood the man has a troubled past, redefining his enduring stardom as he has evolved dozens of times over the years since breaking out with Rawhide in 1959. As a star, well, how many actors in Hollywood are actually over six feet tall, have netted over $300 million, and still have carte blanche at a major movie studio?
Fake babies. Dissing Costner. Bad personal relationships. White man’s ideologies. Tried-and-true resolve onscreen as a flawed and compelling hero (most of the time). And how about that time he talked to a chair? Sigh. So much career, so little time. Perhaps for now, we’ll start where he did – with acting. Welcome to Clint’s 10 best performances. A brief summary of a legendary career, as it were. Icon. Agitator. Old softy and dude with attitude. You can pooh-pooh his more reckless incidents or express jealousy for the anarchy he got away with. But love him or hate him, the man is a living legend. And at 87 years of age, he’s still churning out the hits (just more often behind camera than not these days).
Quick rules? No TV, so apologies to any Rawhide diehards. And one entry per franchise, or else there’d be a number of Dirty Harries running wild with Smith & Wessons causing chaos. Otherwise, we hope this list makes your day, you lucky punks. Anyways, crack a Pabst, and please don’t shoot me.
movies  actor  celebrity  top_ten 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Does it matter if James Bond’s character is black or white? | Metro News
Should a black actor be the next James Bond? Does it matter if his character is white or black?
Those are the questions that have been on everyone’s lips ever since the Sony leaks revealed producers were interested in getting Idris Elba to play 007 – and opinion has been extremely divided.
Don’t get me wrong, someone like Idris Elba has the talent, looks and charm to play the world’s most iconic spy. I can totally understand why so many people would love to see him or another black actor suited and booted, wooing the ladies and saving the world in style. But the fact he is a black man means he simply isn’t suited for this particular role.
007  actor  color 
january 2018 by rgl7194
eat well, travel often | edenliaothewomb: Cate Blanchett and Chris...
Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth, photographed by Will Davidson for Vogue Australia, Nov 2017.
(via agentlewoman)
actor  actress  celebrity  photography  EatWellTravelOften  avengers 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Lessons in being cool gave Sean Connery the 007 factor - Sunday Post
FOR many, Sean Connery IS James Bond. And I include myself among that number in that much as I love the Daniel Craig movies, his 007 is fundamentally a different animal.
There was a decade between the first of Ian Fleming’s novels appearing and the release of Dr No and those who read the books before seeing one of the films might disagree about Sean being Bond.
It would be in the same way that Jack Reacher fans felt somewhat short-changed when 5ft 5ins Tom Cruise played their 6ft 6ins hero in the cinema adaptations of Lee Child’s bestselling books.
But for myself and millions of others, “Shir Shean” created the definitive cinema image of Fleming’s suave super-spy that we still hold dear.
If it helps, Ian Fleming didn’t have the best first impressions of his leading man.
He felt the Edinburgh native was too “unrefined”, mistaking him on set for a stuntman.
The author had drawn up a seven-man shortlist that included the likes of Cary Grant, Patrick McGoohan and David Niven.
The latter turned down the role as he felt he was too old, Cary was too expensive and James Mason, Rex Harrison, Stewart Granger and Richard Burton completed the list.
Sean says: “They couldn’t afford most of the people they wanted, that was the start.
“They were seeing people, they were advertising in the papers, then they brought me in to see them and they wanted me.”
007  actor  movies  60s 
december 2017 by rgl7194
R.I.P. David Cassidy, musician and star of The Partridge Family has died at 67 | Consequence of Sound
The actor and musician had been suffering from dementia and was hospitalized earlier this week after experiencing organ failure
David Cassidy, The Partridge Family star who later became a massively successful solo musician, has died at the age of 67.
According to Variety, Cassidy had been suffering from dementia and was hospitalized earlier this week after experiencing organ failure.
At the age of 19, Cassidy was cast to play the role of Keith Partridge on ABC’s musical sitcom The Patridge Family. On the air for four seasons, the show — which was loosely based on the real-life musical family The Cowsills — proved a smash both on TV and in the music world. Several of its original songs, such as the classic “I Think I Love You”, cracked the top of charts, and the fictional Partridge Family group even earned a nomination for Best New Artist at the 1971 Grammy Awards.
actor  music  alzheimers  RIP  70s  tv 
november 2017 by rgl7194
From WWE to Hollywood stardom, Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock, is an idol for many. Starting off in professional wrestling, Dwayne quickly reached the top, becoming one of the most celebrated wrestlers of the 21st century. However, he eventually decided a career change was in order. Moving in to Hollywood, The Rock dominated once again, appearing in a number of action packed blockbusters including the Fast and Furious franchise and San Andreas.
In 2016, Dwayne Johnson’s net worth was estimated to be a staggering $185 million, making him the world’s highest paid actor for that year.
So, to celebrate this absolute beast of a man, we decided to take a look inside of his garage to see if his car collection matched his stature.
cars  collecting  celebrity  actor  pagani  ferrari  ford_gt  mustang 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Becoming Bond: Character Through Clothes in Casino Royale – The Suits of James Bond
Casino Royale tells a story about how James Bond became the familiar character we knew from before, eschewing the typical plot-driven Bond tale for one focused primarily on the character. Bond’s clothes are typically chosen based on where he is and what he is doing, but for Casino Royale, costume designer Lindy Hemming was able to help tell the story about how Bond becomes Bond through his clothes. We see Bond transform from a cocky and careless ‘blunt instrument’ at the start of the film into the polished, suave and capable 00-agent at the end of the film.
007  movies  clothing  fashion  actor 
september 2017 by rgl7194
R.I.P Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor has died at age 89 | Consequence of Sound
Star of TV's Mission: Impossible and Academy Award winner for Ed Wood passed away Saturday evening
Martin Landau, the veteran actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in 1994’s Ed Wood, has died. His publicist, Dick Guttman, revealed in a statement that the 89-year-old passed away at the UCLA Medical Center following “unexpected complications during a short hospitalization.”
Born in Brooklyn in 1928, Landau started out as a newspaper cartoonist before joining Hollywood in the ’50s. In 1955, he auditioned for Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, one of only two applicants our of over 2,000 to win acceptance that year alongside Steve McQueen.
tv  movies  actor  celebrity  RIP 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Law & Order: SVU's Most Unforgettable Guest Stars |
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has kept us on our toes for 17 seasons, and by now, the procedural drama is as well-known for its shocking plot twists as it is for its revolving door of celebrity guest stars. We already know that season 18—which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBC—will feature a cameo by Vice President Joe Biden, and we’re anxiously waiting to find out which other familiar faces will be walking into the precinct this year.
To celebrate the return of all-new episodes, we’re taking a look back at some of the most memorable guest stars ever to grace our screens during an SVU marathon—some of them on multiple occasions, like Modern Family star Sarah Hyland. The 25-year-old actress has appeared on the series twice, first portraying a child victim in the season three episode “Repression” and later returning to the series in the role of a killer in season ten’s “Hothouse.” And for Hyland, each experience was unforgettable in its own way.
tv  crime_drama  celebrity  actor  actress 
july 2017 by rgl7194
The forgotten 007: why Timothy Dalton's The Living Daylights is still the nastiest, truest Bond
Before Alan Partridge’s ill-fated James Bond marathon, his PA Lynn suggested that the Timothy Dalton films – the “Welsh ones” – were somehow the less important Bonds. Alan berated Lynn (quite rightly) but failed to reiterate just how important the first Dalton film – The Living Daylights, released 30 years ago this week – really is.
Of course, if you asked safari suit-appreciator Alan, “Who’s the best Bond?” he’d shout “Roger! Roger!” until he turned purple, much like he did when Rodge no-showed Knowing Me, Knowing You. It’s the ultimate Bond question – and there’s no definitive answer.
Sean Connery for the purists. George Lazenby for the chin-strokers. Roger Moore for anyone who grew up watching repeats of The Spy Who Love Me on their nan’s living room floor. Dalton – the 007 who almost never was – has come to be the choice of the serious fan.
007  movies  review  actor  80s 
july 2017 by rgl7194
An Ode to One of the Most Underappreciated ‘Harry Potter’ Characters
His family is iconic, but he never got his due
Alex Crockford doesn’t have a credit in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The now-33-year-old actor auditioned in the series’ first casting call to play Percy Weasley, Hogwarts prefect and Ron Weasley’s obnoxious older brother, but he didn’t get the part because, he said, he “overacted shamelessly.” Despite that over-eagerness matching Percy’s character perfectly, Chris Rankin was cast instead, and Crockford went on with his life. He was surprised when, three years after his audition, his agency called him again about the series.
harry_potter  books  movies  anniversary  actor 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Los Angeles shines the Bat Signal in honor of Adam West | Consequence of Sound
The tribute was projected onto the side of LA's city hall, late on Thursday
Last week, the beloved Batman actor and voiceover star Adam West passed away at 88, following a battle with leukemia. Tributes have poured in from all corners of the world in the days since, honoring a singularly unique performer whose trademark voice and absurdist sensibilities saw him continue to succeed through generations of new fans.
60s  actor  RIP  superheroes  tv  LA 
june 2017 by rgl7194
R.I.P. Adam West, iconic Batman actor has died at 88 | Consequence of Sound
West passed away following a short battle with leukemia
Batman actor Adam West has died at the age of 88.
According to a statement issued by his family, West died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said.
West starred in the original live-action Batman TV series between 1966 and 1968. The campy classic became iconic for the onomatopoeia graphics during fight scene and West’s deadpan delivery of ridiculously verbose and axiomatic dialogue.
tv  60s  superheroes  RIP  actor 
june 2017 by rgl7194
A Definitive Ranking of Every Tom Cruise Movie – The Ringer
Yes, even ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’
The critics have spoken: The Mummy, Tom Cruise’s reboot of the 1999 Brendan Fraser bonanza, is not a very good movie. Some are going further, and suggesting that The Mummy is one of the worst movies — if not the very worst movie — Cruise has ever released. But is it? And if there’s a worst Tom Cruise movie, then there’s a best Tom Cruise movie, too. Which one is that? These are Tom Cruise Movies, Ranked.
1. ‘A Few Good Men’
In A Few Good Men, you get everything that makes Tom Cruise great: Lawyer Cruise, Sports Cruise, Drunk Cruise, Uniform Cruise — it’s all here. Plus, this is the hottest Tom Cruise ever was, and that’s an important, undeniable fact.
movies  actor  ranking  legal  military  uniform  drama 
june 2017 by rgl7194
‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’: I ‘f–ked them all’ | New York Post
In 1987, journeyman actor Jonathan Goldsmith was cast in an episode of the short-lived CBS crime drama “The Law & Harry McGraw” as a Broadway star who winds up dead. To film his funeral, the director rented out a musty, rundown funeral home. As assistants searched for a coffin to use, they were shocked to find, in one, a “woman, elderly, small, and quite dead.”
As he writes in his new memoir, “Stay Interesting: I Don’t Always Tell Stories About My Life, But When I Do, They’re True and Amazing” (Dutton), Goldsmith, best known for playing The Most Interesting Man in the World in a series of popular commercials for Dos Equis beer, asked the assistant director, “Can we please get another coffin?”
“Just get in the f—ing coffin,” the director said as crew members “reached in and yanked the woman out” while Goldsmith got into his creepy position.
books  celebrity  actor  commercials  humor  beer 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Mark Hamill Is Leveraging His ‘Star Wars’ Moment for All It’s Worth
Director needling, spoiler tempting, and diet complaints — all in a day’s work for the once and future Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill has some thoughts on Star Wars. That’s fine. Hamill is ingrained in our pop-cultural memory as Luke Skywalker. He’s entitled to his opinion. After spending 32 years away from the franchise, he’s back; early reports (and a trailer) suggest that Luke is going to be a fundamental part of December’s The Last Jedi. So Hamill’s weighing in.
star_wars  movies  actor  celebrity 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’
Chris Murphy, writing for CNN back in 2013 on the “greatest James Bond scene of all time”...
That opening scene in The Spy Who Loved Me is also the one where Bond is wearing a digital Seiko watch that can receive secure text messages from MI6 — at the time, sheer fantasy; today, a feature many of you reading this now have on your own watch. (Albeit without the ticker tape.)
I don’t know if it’s the single best Bond scene of all time, but it’s up there, and it’s almost certainly the best Bond stunt of all time — stuntman Rick Sylvester actually skied off that cliff and parachuted to safety. I just love how the fall takes place in silence.
007  actor  RIP  daring_fireball 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Roger Moore Dies at 89
A terrific and much-loved actor, but also by all accounts a good man.
“Who’s your favorite James Bond?” is a fun game to play, because there’s no wrong answer. I have at least two friends who swear their answer is Lazenby. But one thing I would argue is undeniable about Moore’s run as Bond is that he was the perfect Bond for the 70s. He didn’t just keep the franchise going, he helped adapt it to the times. Sean Connery made Bond a sensation. Roger Moore turned it into a cinematic and pop-cultural institution.
007  actor  RIP  daring_fireball 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Remembering Roger Moore, the Most Honest James Bond
Remembering the unflappable British actor, who turned a preposterous spy into pure entertainment
Sir Roger Moore died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, according to his family. The unflappable British actor, whose career was defined by his seven-film run as the MI6 spy James Bond, was 89.
As long ago as the 1980s, critics deemed Moore “too old” to play the iconic Bond. In the Bond film franchise’s 55-year history, he was the oldest of his peers — an elite group including Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig — to take on the role, at the age of 46. Of all these men, Roger Moore was also considered the silliest Bond — the Bond whose wild and campy tenure would later inspire the Austin Powers spy-spoof franchise that effectively mocked, but certainly never eclipsed, its source material. In Moonraker, Moore fought evil henchmen with laser guns in space. In Live and Let Die, he emerged from a shark tank to inflate and kill a man with an oxygen pellet. As recently as 2015, GQ described Moore as “the sexiest octogenarian in the world.” Moore was young in spirit, if not in fact.
007  actor  RIP 
may 2017 by rgl7194
R.I.P. Roger Moore, legendary James Bond actor has died at age of 89 | Consequence of Sound
Following a "short but brave battle with cancer"
Sir Roger Moore, the English actor with the longest-serving tenure playing James Bond, has died. He was 89 years old. According to a statement released by his children, Moore passed away Tuesday in Switzerland following a “short but brave battle with cancer.”
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may 2017 by rgl7194
Roger Moore, the Fashionable Bond, Has Passed Away at 89 – The Suits of James Bond
Sadly, this day has come. Roger Moore is the first of the actors to portray James Bond in the EON film series to have passed away. Moore played James Bond in a record seven films, including Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill, from 1973 to 1985. Moore also has the distinction of being the oldest James Bond at 57 in his last film.
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may 2017 by rgl7194
The Four Types Of Vin Diesel Movies | FiveThirtyEight
Vin Diesel is an iconoclast and one of the most compelling filmmakers working in Hollywood today. He has deftly navigated the tumultuous movie industry time and again, bending it to his creative will, both as a lead actor — who now has both “The Fate of the Furious” and “The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in cinemas1 — and as the force behind his production studio, One Race Films. But while the headlines are busy trumpeting about all the financial cleverness and macho nonsense and international franchise-helming, they miss what makes him so unusual: Vin Diesel thinks about how to run a franchise in a way that is not only alien to the popular style of movie/darker sequel/big finale but is in fact antithetical to it.
Because while all the other people who run action franchises appear to have taken their creative cues from Star Wars, Diesel is working from another sacred text. And it has shaped his perspective on movie-making. He learned how to tell stories from a lifetime of playing Dungeons & Dragons, not rewatches of “The Empire Strikes Back.” He’s not following the Joseph Campbell storytelling guide; he’s following Gary Gygax.
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may 2017 by rgl7194
Chris Pratt Is Not a Movie Star – The Ringer
Endearing doofus? Yup. Great ensemble player? Definitely. Box office dynamo? Improbably, yes. But despite starring in successful franchises like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ he isn’t the leading man that Hollywood is grooming him to be.
Here’s a true test of movie stardom: isolation. You lock an actor in a room, strand them at sea, or catapult them into outer space, far away from anyone else, with nothing to play off of but themselves and their environment, and with only enough backstory for us to care whether they live or die. You provide the character a simple objective: survive. And you give the actor a hurdle that’s lower stakes, but nonetheless comparably terrifying: make it interesting. Then you kick back and see what happens.
movies  GotG  sci-fi  superheroes  actor 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Ashton Kutcher Helps Reiterate Right Wing Hypocrisy Concerning Celebrities | The Huffington Post
A look at how celebrity activism is deemed appropriate, as long as the expensive shoe is on the “right” foot.
Ashton Kutcher delivered a sobering speech at a Senate hearing this past Wednesday, one in which he focused on the painful but critically important issue of child trafficking. But yet the actor felt obliged to begin his presentation, by defending himself, for even caring. Why does he feel compelled to open with this defense you may ask? Well in todays political climate, any celebrity who speaks out or criticizes the Dear Orange Leader, immediately faces being denounced by a barrage of right wingers as a spoiled Hollywood elitist out of touch with reality. Led, of course, by the Millennial Coulter Conway hybrid herself, Tomi Lahren.
politics  gov2.0  activism  trump  actor  celebrity 
february 2017 by rgl7194
5 Ways To Get Jean Seberg's Vintage Chic Look
Most modern-day celebrities will be remembered for many things—sensationalized headlines, a short-lived marriage, perhaps a couple of memorable red-carpet gowns—but probably not for their unique, enduring sense of style. Some—relatively few—manage to evade being trodden down into the great melting-pot of forgettables, and Jean Seberg was one such lady.
An Iowa-born actress, famous as much for her outspoken political views as she was for being a major player in French New Wave cinema, Seberg surpassed fleeting fame, instead earning the prestige of an enduring and timeless sartorial icon. The “Breathless” actress passed away in 1979, aged 40, but continues to inspire women—in actions, style and grace—to this day. Her style can only be described—like a brilliant novel or a cult film—as a modern classic. Seberg is truly deserving of the “icon” ephithet; she was—is—one of an elite band of women who managed to effortlessly transcend the faddish, superficial world of fashion and turn mere ensembles into style.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
The Best Boyish Cuts of All Time - Vogue
For most of us, the mere thought of chopping off our hair is both terrifying and exhilarating: Trading in a classic sense of femininity for the tomboyish appeal of a short cut is no minor test of confidence. But there’s a certain kind of woman whose fine-boned beauty is only amplified by a fearless crop.
Take Jean-Luc Godard muse Jean Seberg, who would have turned 76 today. Enrapturing audiences and Jean-Paul Belmondo alike in 1960’s Breathless, her pale pixie and garçonne-inflected sensuality offered an androgynous counterpoint to the bombshell ingénues of the sixties. (Years later, a sleek-haired Christy Turlington would pay homage to the French New Wave heroine in the pages of Vogue.)
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february 2017 by rgl7194
The best pixie haircuts of all time: from Jean Seberg to Judi Dench | Fashion | The Guardian
Films often portray short hair on women as a product of illness, or even criminality. In Bonjour Tristesse, a young Jean Seberg showed the powerful message a short 'do can send out
Otto Preminger's lush CinemaScope melodrama Bonjour Tristesse, rereleased this week, is a showcase for gorgeousness. The Côte d'Azur glitters in pristine, vibrant Technicolor; Paris smoulders in smoky monochrome. But while the film's ostensible love triangle of Deborah Kerr, David Niven and Mylène Demongeot pose prettily on the Riviera in costumes by Givenchy and Hermès, the star of this show is 20-year-old Jean Seberg. In a chic cocktail dress or a swimsuit and a man's denim shirt, Seberg is radiantly beautiful, and with that signature pixie crop, unforgettably, arrestingly cool too.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
The Clippings File: Jean Seberg, An American in Paris - The New Yorker
A few days ago, a Twitter acquaintance, Drew Morton, mentioned that he’s showing his film-production students “The Bicycle Thief” and “Breathless” as representative works of Italian neo-realism and the French New Wave, respectively. The pairing struck me as surprisingly apt: De Sica’s film, despite the title, is actually about the man whose bicycle is stolen. Godard’s film, I added, could as easily have been called “The Auto Thief,” and, if it had been made on the same principle as De Sica’s, its protagonist would have been the American military officer in Marseille whose 1956 Oldsmobile Jean-Paul Belmondo drives off with. (The Internet Movie Cars Database is an indispensable resource for such details.)
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february 2017 by rgl7194
Style in Film: Jean Seberg in ‘Breathless’ | Classiq
Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (À bout de souffle, 1960) would not only be one of the first films to set off one of the most important cinematic movements in the world, La Nouvelle Vague, but also one that would have an impact on fashion and that would beguile international audiences to this day. The French New Wave films exquisitely captured the life of the young in France and especially in Paris, the fashion, the urban professional life, the carefree minds, the spirit of youth.
Jean Seberg, although American nationality, had an ethereal French personality, just like her character in Breathless. She plays the role of Patricia Franchini, an American expatriate working for the European edition of the New York Herald Tribune in Paris. Her pixie haircut, black eyeliner and a wardrobe packed with sailor stripes — simple, practical, yet full of personality — evoke the much coveted Parisian nonchalance that, through this film, made a big entrance and could now be admired and copied by the worldwide public.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
How Jean Seberg Became the Face of French New Wave | AnOther
On what would have been her 77th birthday, we celebrate the civil rights activist and hero of French New Wave cinema in all of her many charming guises
Jean Seberg's influence extends far beyond the cropped haircut and androgynous style which many equate her with; not only did she undertake some of the most important roles in 20th century cinema, one of which made her the face of French New Wave cinema, but she was also an irrepressible civil rights campaigner. What better candidate for an AnOther Woman?
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february 2017 by rgl7194
Jean Seberg: The Making of a White Liberal | Counter-Currents Publishing
On January 20, 2009 the first black President of the United States was sworn into office. The man stumbled over the words of his inauguration oath and grinned. President Obama had been voted into office by 43% of the white electorate.
If we have any hope of creating a successful race-based political movement, we need to understand those whites who elected President Obama. Why do they often deny the reality of race? Why can’t they see the failure of racial integration and multiculturalism?
There are many ways to analyze this phenomenon. It may be more fruitful to examine the personal history of individuals rather than impersonal forces such as media ownership and educational bias. A case study of an individual will provide both character traits and environmental influences that may help us determine possible origins of the ‘white liberal mentality’.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
Character assassination-Jean Seberg and information control by Margia Kramer and Renee Shafrensky
from Jump Cut, no. 28, April 1983, pp. 68-71
copyright Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 1983, 2005
— the Editors
Jean Seberg (19384979) was a prominent entertainment figure here and in France who contributed money to the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s. The FBI targeted her as a "sex pervert" and a dissident and, through their counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO), they sought to "tarnish her image with the public." In May 1970, the Los Angeles FBI office was authorized to plant a false letter with a gossip columnist. The letter stated that Seberg (then pregnant) had confided to the letter writer that the father of her child was a member of the Black Panther Party. The "story" ran in the Los Angeles Times and later in Newsweek. Seberg saw the story, went into premature labor, and the baby died shortly after delivery.
According to her second husband, Seberg's paranoia, despair, and suicide followed her surveillance and victimization by the FBI. Seberg's tragic life included an unusual commercial and avant-garde film career from 1956 to 1979, in which she played a range of roles which reflected the socialization patterns of women during that time. Her personal and professional life tells an important story about relations between individuals, the mass media, government repression, civil liberties, and political dissent. Unlike other Hollywood suicides — notably Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe — in Jean Seberg's private life, films, and political victimization, the personal really becomes the political.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
The Jean Seberg Affair Revisited
The recent death of noted editor James Bellows has renewed interest in an item he handled about actress Jean Seberg, who killed herself in 1979, nine years after a Times gossip column published an account planted by the FBI stating that an actress identified as "Miss A" was pregnant with the child of a Black Panther. The Daily Mirror presents the original item and The Times' coverage of the incident. Although the FBI lists Seberg's file on its Freedom of Information Act website, the agency has yet to post it online.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg | Humanities
It was the biggest talent search for a Hollywood film in the 1950s. More than 18,000 unknown actresses from the United States and Europe auditioned, but a pretty seventeen-year-old girl from Marshalltown, Iowa, won the chance to play Joan of Arc in Otto Preminger’s 1957 film, Saint Joan.
It had the largest soundstage in Europe, 1,500 extras, and glittering premieres in France, England, and America, but critics panned the movie. The media treated Jean Seberg’s portrayal of the French martyr so viciously that many assumed she would return to her quiet life in Iowa as soon as possible. But the actress persevered to become an important figure in the development of modern cinema and the face of Mod fashion.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
"The Mother Of All Black Ops": Actress Jean Seberg - Did She Commit Suicide As A Result Of COINTELPRO Or Was Seberg Covertly Murdered By The FBI's Bureaucratic Sociopaths?
The FBI's Murder Of Actress Jean Seberg
Written by James F. Marino
Taking a close look at the following two photos, it becomes clear that the psychological warfare campaign which the FBI waged against Jean Seberg for more than two years, had caused Seberg to age at least a decade in the 1979 photo taken of her person; even though she was just two years older than she was when the first photo was taken in 1977.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
Movie Star: Jean's Story
Jean Seberg 1938-1979
"Between the adventure of life and a successful career,
I chose the adventure of life." -- Jean Seberg
Jean Seberg was born in a small Iowa town in 1938, and became the darling of Paris in the 1960s. She dined with presidents and diplomats, and attended meetings with militants and activists. She balanced a career in acting between big-budgeted Hollywood movies, and small, independent European films. She charmed the people she met with her honesty and intelligence, yet was deemed a threat to the United States. By 1970, she was the idol of many around the world with her style and beauty. By 1979, at the age of 40, she was first missing for a ten days and then found dead in her own car.
During her childhood in Marshalltown, Iowa, Jean Seberg had dreams of becoming a movie star. After graduating from Marshalltown High School in 1956, Seberg appeared in several stock theater plays on the East Coast. She had planned to study at the University of Iowa, then work toward acting on Broadway, and eventually break into film acting.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
Actress Jean Seberg, FBI's COINTELPRO, and the film 'Kill!'
After being the victim of the FBI's vicious harassment for her support of the Black Panthers, actress Jean Seberg was cast in the film Kill! by her ex-husband Romain Gary. All we're left with is a heartbreaking tale and an Italian soundtrack.
The scene was tragic.
A casket covered with lilies, daisies, and yellow roses. A stunned and muted crowd of hundreds gathered at Paris’s Montparnasse Cemetery, Friday, September 14, 1979.
The mourners were there to bid farewell to Jean Seberg, internationally renowned actress, activist, and reluctant celebrity. Among those present were her young son Diego and his father (Jean’s former husband), notable French author and diplomat Romain Gary.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
Actress Spotlight: Jean Seberg | Bitch Media
Jean Seberg is one of those fascinating Hollywood stories that reads like the plot of a dark Hollywood movie. Her tragic story is lesser known than say, Marilyn Monroe's – though she was just as great a beauty. And her politics caused more damage to her life than that of her acting contemporaries – ultimately leading to her death at the all too young age of 40.

Perhaps she looks familiar – though you might not have known or remembered her name. Yet Seberg (1938-1979) had starred with the likes of David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Peter Fonda, Warren Beatty, Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, and is the face of the landmark French New Wave classic, Breathless.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
Film, Fashion and Art from around the world showcased at Jean Seberg Festival of the Arts November 4th-5th in Star’s Hometown
She was the toast of Paris and an international film star. She was part of the French New Wave and starred in the iconic film Breathless influencing film history and fashion with her short-cropped hairstyle and gamine beauty. To this day she makes the list of the most beautiful women in the world and inspires art, music and haute couture. All of these magical virtues that made Jean Seberg who she was are celebrated this year in her beloved hometown of Marshalltown, Iowa at the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center, November 4th-5th at the Jean Seberg Festival of the Arts. The annual event draws fans, artists, film and fashion buffs, Hollywood history aficionados, family and friends from across the country and around the world.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
Documentary gets inside life of troubled 'Movie Star' Jean Seberg | |
The story of Jean Seberg, the Marshalltown, Iowa, native who was cast in a movie by age 18, was put on an FBI watch list with other radicals in Hollywood and died mysteriously in Paris at age 40, had already been told several times by documentarians.
But Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline, through their Fourth Wall Films productions, say that "Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg" gives a more personal and in-depth perspective.
jean_seberg  FBI  documentary  activism  actor  celebrity  fashion  hair 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Sherlock Voted Most Popular BBC Character in the World | Sherlocks Home
We always knew there were a lot of Sherlock fans out there – but apparently there are enough, it turns out, for the consulting detective to be named the most popular BBC character ever in an international survey.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s modern take on Sherlock Holmes beat out other famous heroes like Doctor Who‘s the Doctor and Idris Elba’s John Luther to the top spot – and by a pretty significant margin too. Have a look at the top ten list below...
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february 2017 by rgl7194
R.I.P. John Hurt, British film legend has died | Consequence of Sound
Academy Award-nominated actor known for his roles The Elephant Man, Midnight Express, and Alien passed away at the age of 77
John Hurt, the British-born film legend known for his roles in The Elephant Man, Midnight Express, and Alien, has died. He was 77 year old.
actor  movies  RIP 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Mustache Tax: Magnum's Ferrari 308 Sells for $181K – News – Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog
It can be hard to quantify the extra value a celebrity connection gives to a classic car. At the top end, it’s plenty—the Porsche 911 that Steve McQueen drove during the opening sequence of the movie Le Mans sold for nearly $1.4 million back in 2011, a hefty supplement even given the increasingly daft prices attached to early air-cooled 911s.
Now we know that Tom Selleck has a smaller but still significant effect, with one of the Ferrari 308GTS Quattrovalvole cars used for the filming of Magnum, P.I., having sold for $181,500 at auction last week. That’s about double what you could expect to pay for a similar 308 with less stardust, proof of the still unarguable cool of Selleck’s mustachioed private eye.
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february 2017 by rgl7194
‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Changed Television
And so did the woman who starred in it
The proposition was simple enough: Give the sidekick of a successful sitcom a separate show, and get another successful (and easy to produce) sitcom in return. But the simple act of giving Mary Tyler Moore her own series — even one with a premise not so far removed from the show that made her famous — proved a quiet revolution. The Mary Tyler Moore Show changed television, plainly and permanently. So did the woman who carried it, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore, pioneering actress and face of women’s liberation movement, has died | Consequence of Sound
Mary Tyler Moore, the pioneering television actress who emerged as a face of the women’s liberation movement, passed away Wednesday. She was 80 years old.
TMZ reports that Moore had been suffering from a number of health issues, including Type 1 diabetes. Last week, she was taken to a Connecticut hospital and placed on a respirator. Her publicist confirmed her death on Wednesday.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Mary Tyler Moore: 1936-2017 | Shorpy Historic Picture Archive
Mary Tyler Moore, Who Incarnated
The Modern Woman on TV, Is Dead
The actress, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She had recently turned 80. -- New York Times
Los Angeles, November 1970. "Mary Tyler Moore rehearsing and performing on the set of the Mary Tyler Moore Show." 35mm negative from photos by Douglas Jones for Look magazine. View full size:
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Celebrities Couldn’t Contain Their Love For Meryl Streep After Golden Globe Speech | The Huffington Post
“Meryl Streep is a goddess.”
National treasure Meryl Streep captivated the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards with a powerful speech calling out President-elect Donald Trump for targeting foreigners, the press and Hollywood. 
At the ceremony on Sunday night, the actress accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award ― which honors one person every year for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment ― after a touching introduction from “Doubt” co-star Viola Davis. 
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Meryl Streep has hit on star-struck Trump’s big weakness | Film | The Guardian
Calling the president-elect racist, sexist or a bully doesn’t hit home. But Streep, in her withering Golden Globes speech, found a way to get under his skin
Where innumerable others have failed over the past months, years, decades, Meryl Streep looks to have really struck a nerve with Donald Trump at the Golden Globe awards last night. Not by simply criticising the president-elect for the bullying, potentially violent culture he threatens to bring to American public life. Many have done that before, with equally accomplished thespian delivery, including Hugh Laurie earlier that evening (“I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere”). Streep built on that sentiment in her acceptance speech for the Cecil B DeMille award, condemning Trump’s mockery of a disabled reporter in a speech in 2015. But Streep’s masterstroke was to characterise Trump’s antics as performance.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Was the Perfect Bait
Because no matter what he tweets, Donald Trump loves celebrities as much as ever
Donald Trump, the executive producer of the television show The Celebrity Apprentice, has recently been taking great pains to make “celebrity” a dirty word, or at least distinguish himself as someone who does not care at all about its machinations. “The so-called ‘A’ list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration,” he tweeted in late December, without proof, evidence, or even a little hint of who these celebrities might be, “but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!”
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Donald Trump throws Twitter tantrum, calls Meryl Streep “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” | Consequence of Sound
Our man child of a president was none too happy about Streep's Golden Globes speech
Just as the sun rises in the east, President-elect Donald Trump begins each morning by reading the country’s intelligence briefing while eating a bowl of fresh fruit. Oh, right, we’re talking about Donald Trump. Ok, let me try that again!
Just as the sun rises in the east, our thin-skinned man child of a swamp monster, Donald Trump, begins each morning by lobbing Twitter insults at American citizens while eating Pop-Tarts covered in jelly. As such, it should come as no surprise that the first thing Trump did today was respond to Meryl Streep’s speech at last night’s Golden Globes. In case you missed it, while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, Streep chided Trump for inciting disrespect and violence. She made specific reference to his mocking of a disabled reporter. It was a totally sensible and reasonable dress-down that a mom would make to a misbehaving child.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Charlize Theron Shaves Off Hair: Hot Or Not? | Buzznet
Charlize Theron stepped out on Monday in Beverly Hills sporting her newest haircut: a shaved head! She was covering the new buzz cut with a fedora, so we can’t really see it properly, but she looks amazing, obviously. 
Now if you’re wondering why she took such a big leap, well it’s because of her new movie Mad Max: Fury Road where she plays the character Furiosa. Now that’s what you call commiting to a role!
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Charlize Theron Shaves Her Head: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Star Reveals Bold New Look | Hollywood Reporter
The Oscar-winning actress follows in the footsteps of Sigourney Weaver, Natalie Portman and Demi Moore, who have all parted with locks for film roles.
South African-born actress Charlize Theron was spotted in Namibia this week with her recently adopted son. She's due to start filming Mad Max: Fury Road any day now in the African country where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopted their daughter, Zahara.
And Charlize has finally been photographed hatless, revealing her dramatic buzz cut to fans, in a photo that is making the rounds on Twitter.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Charlize Theron Shaves Head for ‘Max Max: Fury Road’ | Celebrity Babies, Charlize Theron, Jackson Theron : Just Jared
Charlize Theron carries her adorable son Jackson while leaving a doctor’s office on Monday (June 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 36-year-old actress recently shaved her head for the upcoming action flick Mad Max: Fury Road, in which she’ll play Furiosa opposite Tom Hardy.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Charlize Theron upset over shaving hair for Mad Max - Mirror Online
The star's hair was growing back after she was asked to shave off her hair for the film but she has had to sheer her locks away once more
It’s not often I have sympathy for a beautiful, Oscar-winning, multi-millionaire Hollywood actress.
But in the case of one Miss Charlize Theron, I’m prepared to make an exception.
She is fuming after being ordered to shave off her hair once again – just weeks after it finally grew back into an elegant, gamine style.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Charlize Theron dishes on shaving her head for 'Mad Max' |
Hair today, gone tomorrow. As the shaver went through Charlize Theron's hair for her role in "Mad Max: Fury Road," she knew that the look was surprising and she knew it was freeing. But, she also knew one other thing: It was necessary.
In fact, it was actually her idea!
"I didn't get dragged to it," she said during a press conference.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Charlize Theron wanted to shave her head for ‘Mad Max’ - Celebrities and Entertainment News
Charlize Theron convinced Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller her character in the film should have a shaved head by cutting off all her hair and sending him a bald selfie.
The actress woke Miller up in the middle of the night to ask for his permission to sport a new look in his film, and reveals the filmmaker was a little concerned about the shape of his leading lady’s head.
She tells WENN, “I wanted something where I could kind of disappear I guess, and I didn’t know how to do that with a ponytail. I had done a press junket and my hair was really fried and I had a night where I thought, ‘What if we just shave it?’
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Charlize Theron bravely steps out after new buzz-cut reveals salt and pepper locks | Daily Mail Online
She is the queen of transformations in her films, but it seems Charlize Theron is going through a very personal transformation in real life as well.
The stunning South African actress bravely stepped out in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday declaring to the world she's proud of her greying hair.
While it remains unknown if the colour is her own, or was dyed for a movie role, the Snow White And The Huntsman star did nothing to hide her salt and pepper locks in a move which will undoubtedly empower other women.
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january 2017 by rgl7194
Kate Beckinsale Is a Legit Movie Star
Kate Beckinsale has carried the action-fantasy franchise for well over a decade, but her roles in other films deserve more attention
A funny habit among the reporters who interview Kate Beckinsale is asking her why her career is so weird. Here an Underworld, there a Jane Austen adaptation, here a tiny indie, there an Underworld again. (The franchise’s fifth installment, Underworld: Blood Wars, opens Friday.) That’s the career arc of nearly every successful actress working today, but only Beckinsale seems to have made an art of it.
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january 2017 by rgl7194

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