20th Century Fox And The Oscars: A Storied Studio And Its Legacy At The Academy Awards

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Now that one of Hollywood’s great studios, 20th Century Fox, has merged into another named Disney, let’s reflect, as a form of final tribute to a proud former stand-alone major, on one of Fox’s great legacies: its Oscars. Its track re…

‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Rips “Greedhead” Agencies Over Packaging, Urges Lawsuit Against ATA

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Note: David Simon is the former newspaperman turned TV writer/producer and show creator whose TV work includes Homicide: Life On The Street, The Wire, Treme and The Deuce. He wrote a post on his personal blog The Audacity Of Despair that grasps the con…

President Trump Backs Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro After Her Saturday Night Absence

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President Donald Trump has backed Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, calling for her return to the airwaves after her Justice With Judge Jeanine was replaced Saturday night by a rebroadcast of a documentary.
Pirro was apparently punished for her controversia…

Felicity Huffman Deletes Social Media Accounts In Wake Of College Bribery Scandal

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Mocked mercilessly on social media, actress Felicity Huffman today deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
The former Desperate Housewives star is out on $250,000 bail for her alleged involvement in a college admissions cheating scandal. Huffman us…

SXSW Hits The ‘Highway’ With Ethan Hawke, Plus Kevin Costner And Woody Harrelson, At Sunday World Premieres

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With so much activity — politically, musically, and movie-wise — going on at SXSW now, it is easy to get lost in the crowd. There’s just so much there. Deadline’s Dino-Ray Ramos has been on the scene covering it all including op…

SNL: Stereotypical Actor Casting Gets Spanked On ‘Can I Play That?’

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Hollywood is the land of hopes and dreams, but it definitely lives within a set of rules. Never is that more clear than with the advent of Twitter, where opinions flow and instant judgments are final.
Saturday Night Live took that one step further with…

President Trump Hits Back Hard At TV Pundit Ann Coulter: “Wacky Nut Job”

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President Donald Trump has lashed out against media commentator Ann Coulter, the woman who once wrote a book lauding his 2016 campaign, calling her a “wacky nut job” for criticizing his approach to border control.
Coulter, a frequent televi…

Corey Feldman Changes Stance On Michael Jackson Doc ‘Leaving Neverland’

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Corey Feldman has softened his position on the Michael Jackson HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. After calling the film “one sided” in a Monday interview – before Part II aired – and experiencing a firestorm of online criticism…

Roseanne Barr Attacks #MeToo, Hollywood, Kamala Harris In Candace Owens Interview

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A new interview with defrocked TV star Roseanne Barr claims the originators of the #MeToo movement are “Hos” and had harsh words for Sen. Kamala Harris, Christine Blasey Ford and others.
In an interview with Fox News host Candace Owens on t…

LeBron James Praises Colin Kaepernick “Sacrifice” On HBO’s ‘The Shop’

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said the controversial former football player Colin Kaepernick “gave up everything” when he protested during the national anthem at National Football League games, praising him for his “sacrific…

Radio And TV Martí Employees Fired Over Controversial George Soros Report

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At least six employees have been fired at Miami’s Radio and TV Martí in connection with a controversial broadcast report that claimed philanthropist George Soros was “anti-Semitic.”
The Miami Herald reports several employees were let …

Peter Bart: Do New Oscar Voters Deserve Heat For ‘Green Book’ Win?

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Now that the Oscar winners have taken their bows, I’d like to extend words of empathy for the l,800 new Academy members who, having cast their first votes, now face withering attacks from some of the nation’s leading film critics. The phalanx of new vo…