Category Archives: Entertainment

October 23, 2017

The Lord of the Rings | Real World Parallels (Video)

The Lord of the Rings series written by J. R. R. Tolkien sparked the historic movie franchise including The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King and had a massive worldwide cultural impact. Stefan Molyneux and Dr. Duke Pesta break down the real world parallels from The Lord of the Rings series and confront some uncomfortable truths.

Star Trek: Discovery is Truly God Awful (Spoilers) – Video

Review by Dave Cullen.

October 18, 2017

Hollywood’s Other ‘Open Secret’ Besides Harvey Weinstein: Preying on Young Boys (Video)

‘This is a place where adults have more direct and inappropriate connection with children than probably anywhere else in the world,’ claimed former child actor Corey Feldman.

Last week, former child actor Corey Feldman (Stand by Me, The Goonies) tweeted that he’d been asked for a statement about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual-harassment and rape allegations. It makes sense, since he has spent years speaking out about sexual abuse in Hollywood—not of women, but of young men. He has long alleged that pedophilia is the worst problem in Hollywood and that it’s in part responsible for his best friend Corey Haim’s eventual death by drug overdose.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in 2016, Feldman said: “[Haim] had more direct abuse than I did. With me, there were some molestations, and it did come from several hands, so to speak, but with Corey, his was direct rape, whereas mine was not actual rape. And his also occurred when he was 11. My son is 11 now, and I can’t even begin to fathom the idea of something like that happening to him. It would destroy his whole being. As I look at my son, a sweet, innocent, 11-year-old boy and then try to put him in Corey Haim’s shoes, I go, ‘Oh my God—well of course he was erratic and not well-behaved on sets and things like that.’ What more could we expect of him really?”

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Carrie Fisher Delivers Mafia-Like Response to Producer Who Assaulted Her Friend

“I asked her what was inside and she said, ‘It was a cow tongue from Jerry’s Famous Deli in Westwood with a note that said, ‘If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!'” Ross explained.

What the Harvey Weinstein scandal has illustrated is a lot about people knew what was going on, few pushed back (see This Actress’s Harvey Weinstein Story is One of The Worst Yet and John Oliver on Hollywood’s Complicity: What the F***?). Which is why I love this Carrie Fisher story. Her friend Heather Ross was sexually harassed by a powerful producer (ahem, still no name). Ross told Fisher about it.

Fisher then responded in a way that would make Jabba the Hutt take a step back:

Carrie Fisher once sent a cow’s tongue to a producer after he sexually assaulted her longtime friend, screenwriter Heather Ross. Ross revealed during an interview with 94.9 MIXfm on Thursday, October 12, that an unnamed Oscar-winning producer climbed on top of her in a car years ago and allegedly began making unwanted sexual advances. She told the Tucson, Arizona, radio station that she managed to get away as the producer shouted, “You’ll never make a movie in my town … Get the F out of my car!”

The writer later confided in Fisher, who took matters into her own hands. “About two weeks later, she sent me a message online and said, ‘I just saw [him] at Sony Studios. I knew he would probably be there, so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow,’” Ross recalled.

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October 17, 2017

Rose McGowan Reportedly Rejected Offer of “Millions of Dollars” to Defend Harvey Weinstein

The night before the New York Times published it’s bombshell expose on Harvey Weinstein, Lisa Bloom offered Rose McGowan millions for her silence, according to the actress.

McGowan made the claims via Facebook on Sunday evening, stating that Bloom’s “very name makes my stomach clench with a stressed tightness that takes my breath away.”

Bloom, the celebrated civil rights attorney who’s made a name representing women in sexual harassment cases and was the catalyst in Bill O’Reilly’s firing from Fox News, has been working with Weinstein amid the allegations.

“As does your mercenary act of depravity. Did you think of how it would affect victims to see you champion a rapist? How it felt to those you once “fought for,” for them to know that you used them,” she wrote in her lengthy post.

“You remember them right? They were the victims of assaults, women you’d previously helped. You lied to those hurt women and hid your true character. You wanted a shortcut to fame. You sold your book to be made into a mini-series, where you’d be the next Erin Brokovich[sic], right?”

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Reese Witherspoon Claims Director Sexually Assaulted Her at 16

Actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16 years old, the latest in a series of claims about abuse in the film industry.

“This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths,” Witherspoon said at an event in Beverley Hills this week. “I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, honestly, the guilt for not speaking up earlier.”

She divulged, “I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, honestly, the guilt for not speaking up earlier.”

Witherspoon, who debuted on the silver screen at 15, continued, “[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment.”

The Academy Award-winning actress went on to claim that the incident was just one of a number of times she had been sexually abused throughout her career.

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October 16, 2017

Hollywood | Pervs & the Complicit – Blonde in the Belly of the Beast (Video)

Hollywood has always been a disgusting, vile place.

Nolte: Enabling Harvey Weinstein, Celebrating Child Rapist Roman Polanski — Hollywood Is Evil

If you have not seen this director’s movies, you have almost certainly heard of them. What you probably do not know, though, is that a few decades ago this director served time for child molestation. After his release, he then spent a few years in the purgatory of office life before resuming a film career.

Since committing this unspeakable crime, there is no evidence he has re-offended, has behaved inappropriately, has done anything other than take advantage of a second chance. And although I have been aware of this story for more than 20 years, never once here at Breitbart News have I published this person’s name.

And I will not now.

Because this is not about politics or “smearing Hollywood.”

If I was only interested in scoring points, some nine years ago, when Big Hollywood was young, I would have used the pages of Breitbart News to make this director famous. Oh, how easy it would have been to further the cause by self-righteously prancing around with the head of a HOMOSEXUAL CHILD MOLESTER! on my spear.

But you see, here in America, if you do the time, you get a second chance. And I believe in second chances. Therefore, the thought of advancing an agenda by abusing whatever power I might have against an individual who, by all accounts, has rehabilitated himself, is just not something I would do.

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October 14, 2017

Hollywood’s casting couch & why I lost my part as Cleopatra to Liz Taylor: JOAN COLLINS recalls hiding in wardrobes, dodging naked producers & heeding Marilyn’s warning that all studio bosses were ‘wolves’

When Joan Collins was 21, Marilyn Monroe poured out a cautionary tale of sexual harassment she and other actresses endured from ‘the wolves in this town’. Just days after Marilyn’s warning, the actress was propositioned by Darryl Zanuck, the vice-president of production at 20th Century Fox. The meteoric descent of Harvey Weinstein has brought back memories for her.

Shortly after arriving in Hollywood aged 21, under contract to 20th Century Fox, I attended a party at Gene Kelly’s house.

The star of An American In Paris and Singin’ In The Rain hosted a weekly gathering for an eclectic group of movie industry power-brokers, A-list actors and actresses, intellectuals and his friends. It was where I first met Marilyn Monroe.

At first I didn’t recognise the blonde sitting alone at the bar until she turned to me and said rather ruefully: ‘They wanted me for the lead in Red Velvet Swing, but I’m too old.’

The part of Evelyn Nesbit in The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing was one of my first lead roles in Hollywood, but I knew it had originally been intended for Monroe.

Suddenly, it dawned on me that the woman in front of me was the legendary figure herself.

We started chatting and after a couple of martinis, Marilyn poured out a cautionary tale of sexual harassment she and other actresses endured from ‘the wolves in this town’.

I replied that I was well used to ‘wolves’ after a few years in the British film industry.

As a 17-year-old straight out of RADA and playing my first leading role, I’d experienced a torrent of sexual harassment and the kind of behaviour that today is classed as abuse.

When I confided in an older actress on set at Ealing Studios, she told me to ‘like it or get out of the business’.

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America Fights Back: Record Number of Patriotic Cord-Cutters Tumble TV Stocks

There is only one way — one! — to finally and forever destroy Hollywood and much of the mainstream media. You have to cut your cable or satellite cord. You have to cancel your pay TV package. The one-legged stool propping up ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, Disney, MTV, and the entire Tinseltown crime syndicate is you paying for cable TV.

If you want to know how this scam works, read all about it here.

If you want to know what do to after you cut the cord for America, read all about it here.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is no single act any American can perform that will do more damage to the institutional left than to cut your cable/satellite cord. So please do so today. If that sounds like hyperbole, look at the recent news, look at what cord-cutting is already doing to Hollywood:

Pay-TV Companies Are in Crisis Mode

Investors in traditional TV providers are reeling as companies from AT&T Inc. to Viacom Inc. fail to stop the desertion of customers lured away by cheaper entertainment options such as Netflix and Snapchat.

AT&T, whose ownership of the DirecTV satellite service makes it the biggest U.S. pay-television provider, said late Wednesday it will report a third-quarter loss of 390,000 satellite and cable customers, echoing a similar warning weeks earlier from Comcast Corp. The same night, Viacom cautioned that its distribution deal with Charter Communications Inc., the second-biggest cable U.S. company, may lead to a blackout, potentially testing whether millions of viewers are willing to go without MTV and Nickelodeon.

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