Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Celebrities prepare for The Oscars and so do the hookers: the sordid side of the movie business
The Academy Awards is the most glamorous showbiz event of the year, with the biggest stars in the world descending on Hollywood to party. But it has a side that is far darker than the glitzy version of Hollywood seen in La La Land. https:  
George Clooney honored with César d’Honneur Award for his services to film

George Clooney at 42nd Annual Cesar Awards said: "As we stand here today the world is going through some pretty momentous changes, not all for the best."  

George Clooney: love Trumps hate, courage Trumps fear and always right Trump's wrongs
George Clooney received an honorary award at the 42nd annual Cesar ceremony in Paris. He said: "As citizens of the world, we're going to have to work harder and harder not to let hate win."
Leslie Jones: Own your craziness - All women are like me now - we make our own money
Leslie Jones: “I want to be in love. I want to do that, but it’s 2017, and we got a pig in office. The world is about to end." She kept telling her audience, "I told you, I am horrible".
Bill Maher: I don’t really give a crap where you crap
Bill Maher on Real Time said: “Trump believes men shouldn’t be in the same room with women peeing unless you’re paying for it.”
Leslie Jones makes fun of white women supporting Black Lives Matter
Saturday Nigh Live actress Leslie Jones at the New York comedy club, Caroline's, said: “If I see another 45 year old white woman from Williamsburg saying ‘black lives matter,’ I’m going to punch you in the mouth,“Stop doing that.”
Ashley Judd: Trump’s election victory is worse than my being raped as a chid
Ashley Judd on Donald Trump’s election victory is "for me the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my lifetime, Raped as a child – bad. Re-raped by a political system that ordains a clown – really bad.”
The Oscars moments they want you to forget
Nobody watches the Oscars to see who wins because the frontrunners tend to be little watched middlebrow fare. People watch for the unexpected moments that bring these moribund vessels of self congratulation to life.
Bill Maher has a transphobia problem
Milo Yiannopoulos stated on Real Time with Bill Maher that, “I think women and girls should be protected from having men who are confused about their sexual identities from their bathrooms”. Maher agreed, responding, “That’s not unreasonable.”
George Clooney on Roman Polanski: it's awful to imagine that they're still after him
George Cloney: "Polanski needs to put an end to this story so that it can finally be behind him. I don't know enough about the Polanski affair to talk about it in detail. But what I understand
Bob Woodward: the press shouldn’t whine
Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward said the press “shouldn’t whine, and if we sound like we are an interest group only concerned with ourselves, it doesn’t work
Oscars 2017: And your bill for the evening is $44 million
From courting voters to hiring red carpet, the Academy Awards are big business. Here’s what they cost, what they earn – and how much you need to spend to help secure victory.
Meryl Streep's rep fires back at Karl Lagerfeld's claim that the actress is cheap
Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld’s said Meryl Streep commissioned a custom couture dress from the fashion house, then canceled it because a rival designer paid her to wear a different gown to the Oscars.
Martin Scorsese: It's a scary time
Martin Scorsese said global developments remind him of the years leading into the Second World War. "Being fascinated by history, I read as much as I can. It just reminds me of the
Why Black-ish is TV's most divisive show
Is the sitcom Black-ish the best thing on television or racist? For Barack Obama, the show is like watching his own family on screen, Donald Trump tweeted that the title alone is “racism at highest level”.
Jackie Mason: A plumber is a lot more important than an actor
Jackie Mason: "The most important conversation in America now is about which movie [will win], which Oscar…. who cares? It’s not going to affect your life; it’s not going to make any difference.
Leslie Jones on Black Lives Matter marches: Not one black woman out there
Saturday Nigh Live actress Leslie Jones at the comedy club Caroline's talked about Black Lives Matter marches. "Not one black woman out there. Black woman at home watching ‘Housewives of Atlanta.’”
2017 could be the most political year of the Academy Awards
At the Academy Awards, winners on occasion have used the platform to bring attention to political issues. This year will "be the most political year of the Academy Awards ever."
Oscar foreign language film nominees decry fanaticism in US
Directors of the five foreign language Oscar film nominees issued a statement condemning "the climate of fanaticism and nationalism" in the U.S. and other countries.
L.A. street artist Sabo targets the Oscars with mocking posters
Street artist Sabo plastered his posters all over town. They look like genuine advertisements. He is mocking Hollywood's biggest night, using fake Redbox kiosks and a line from
Jodie Foster leads Hollywood’s anti-Trump rally: It’s time to engage
Industry pros, entertainers and civilians assembled for United Talent Agency’s United Voices rally outside the company’s Beverly Hills headquarters. Jodie Foster said:
CBS pulled midseason legal drama Doubt from the schedule effective immediately
CBS has pulled midseason legal drama Doubt starring Katherine Heigl from the schedule effective immediately after two low rated airings.
Oscar voter number 4: La La Land is a piece of sh-t
Oscar voter number 4: "I did not like La La Land - I thought it was imitative and I did not think the leads could sing or dance. I am of an age where I saw [1953's The] Band Wagon and Singin' in the Rain,
Quote of the day
Pat Boone

"Politically Hollywood is almost 99 per cent liberal."

Truth or Revolt
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