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Hulk Hogan Gets $115M Verdict Against Gawker at Sex Tape Trial. Looks like Gawker will be gawking at an empty bank account before too long.

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Hillary’s America. Trailer for Dinesh D’Souza’s new flick. H/T whiskey6

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Award-Winning Actor George Kennedy Dies at 91. RIP. He was a great actor in a lot of films for a long time.

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Quentin Tarantino calls confederate flag the ‘American Swastika’: Says the guy that is fonder of the N word than even George Wallace was.

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Runaway Slave, a new documentary starring conservative Pastor C. L. Bryant, is due to hit the screens in 2011. And we can’t wait.

It’s a brutally honest discussion about black conservatives – the ones who realize that their people have been held in slavery on the Democrats’ plantation for the last 50 years.

That sound you hear is Jesse Jackson choking on his popcorn.

Source: RunawaySlaveMovie.com

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We received this video in an email from one of our readers who said, “My idiot liberal sister sent this to me.”

The End of Poverty is a documentary that came out in 2009. According to imdb.com, the total domestic box office for this piece of crappola was – are you rady – a laughably low $57,805. Hell, they could have done that much business if the gals from Code Pink had decided to take in a matinee between protests. It took in so little money that The End of Poverty may have been the beginning of poverty for whoever financed it.

Let us sum if up for you briefly: Poverty is Wall Street’s fault. It’s Washington’s fault. It’s America’s fault. It’s capitalism’s fault. All that plus Martin Sheen as the narrator.

How did this dog not win a raft of Academy Awards? It has everything Hollywood wants to see, but nothing the American people want to see. And that combo is usually good for an Oscar or three.

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A couple weeks ago we did a story about Venezuelan filmgoers complete rejection of Oliver Stone’s movie “South of the Border,” an impassioned defense of the South American country’s dictator. The total box office take during the movie’s first eleven days was a meager, but amusing $18,601.

Sure, you say, but that was in Venezuela where the Bolivar or Doubloon or whatever monetary unit they use is worth about 3¢. Just wait ‘til it gets to the United States. It’ll surely be box office gold here.

Wrong.

WWTD has the background on this muy grande box office bomb:

“South of the Border’s” $111,000-plus haul over three weeks of release seems beneath a director of Stone’s reputation.

The film can only be seen in seven theaters at the moment, and that’s despite heavy media play for the once great director. Perhaps theater owners know audiences will have little appetite for the film, which even liberal minded movie critics have labeled second-rate propaganda

$111,000 won’t pay for the cost of cocaine and champagne at the premiere party.

Consider it another sign that (a) Americans are rejecting leftist philosophy and (b) Oliver Stone is a moron.

Source: WWTW

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Hugo Chavez and Oliver Stone: A Hollywood love story

Just when you thought Hugo Chavez had driven the people of Venezuela and the United States apart forever, something happens to bring them back together. In this case, it’s the two people’s intense dislike of Oliver Stone movies.

Variety reports the sad news of Stone’s biggest bomb ever:

Despite a PR and marketing blitz that had Oliver Stone on a whirlwind tour of Latin America, his latest documentary “South of the Border” has sunk like a rock at the Venezuelan box office.

Local observers in Venezuela have reported empty cinemas, indicating a stunning indifference to Stone’s pic, a documentary about South American leaders that devotes a hefty amount of screen time to the country’s President Hugo Chavez. In the 12 days after its June 4 debut, it grossed only $18,601 on 20 screens, according to Global Rentrak. Showings on mobile screens in rural areas (where Chavez has more popular support) have attracted crowds, but these screenings are free.

$18,601? That won’t even cover the corpulent Stone’s room service bill at the Caracas Hilton.

Source: Variety.com

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Ralph Macchio, star of the original Karate Kid, Karate Kid II, My Cousin Vinny and a bunch of other stuff no one ever saw, does a brilliant job poking fun at Hollywood’s obsession with the worst aspects of human nature.

WARNING: Obscenity galore. But it wouldn’t really be Hollywood without obscenity, would it?

H/T: The Big Feed

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Nothing worse than having some damn cartoon point out the evils of communism and the benefits of capitalism.

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WARNING: VIOLENT, ADULT and SATIRIC CONTENT
** We’ve swapped out the old fake trailer with this new “real” one **


You may have thought Hollywood had already plumbed the depths of depravity, but Tinseltown has now reached a new low.

Director Robert Rodriguez has released a trailer for his latest disgust-a-thon disguised as a movie:

Director Robert Rodriguez’ new film ‘Machete’ has created controversy after a promotional trailer released online makes provoking comments about Arizona– referring to its new immigration laws– before depicted a machete-wielding vigilante who leads an uprising and massacre against Texas authorities. The filmmakers called it a ‘special’ Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona, inviting viewers into a violent on-screen race war with red-saturated 70s exploitation violence and endless killing.

Dust off the awards shelf, Robert, because Hollywood will undoubtedly reward you with an Oscar for this one.

UPDATE: We orignally displayed old 2007 “fake” trailer that Grindhouse made for another of its upcoming films. But now, Robert Rodriguez has made a new film based upon this old trailer, and this is the new trailer he’s just released for it. And we’ve swapped the new real one in for the old fake one. From Ain’t It Cool News, Rodriguez “is calling this his “Illegal” trailer. You see, Robert talked Fox into letting him put together a Cinco De Mayo message for ARIZONA – given. Well, the way things are in Arizona at this moment – it is kinda insane that there is a movie that was shot over a year ago waiting to be released that is about – THIS EXACT ISSUE… but if, Danny Trejo and buddies went Revolution Wacko as a result. “

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Teddy Kennedy was robbed. We demand a posthumous Oscar for the late Massachusetts senator.

Actress (or “actor” as the Hollywood non-sexists now prefer) Sigourney Weaver says James Cameron lost the Academy Award because “he doesn’t have breasts.”

The Telegraph UK has the subcutaneous details:

The 60-year-old, who starred in the film, also said that Avatar missed out because it is unfashionable to give the Oscar to big Hollywood blockbusters.

In an interview with a Brazilian news website, Weaver said the Academy’s choice of best director was motivated by the fact that a woman had never won the prize.

“Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think that was the reason,” Weaver told Folha Online. “He should have taken home that Oscar,” she said.

We say this is preposterous. If Hollywood handed out Oscars based on breasts, Teddy Kennedy would have won one long before Al Gore.

Source: Telegraph UK

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Keira Knightly's make up man has the world's best job

Hollywood has come full circle and we’re pretty sure Pam Anderson isn’t too happy about it.

The New York Post supplements the story:

Disney is searching for real treasure chests for its upcoming shoot of the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” swashbuckler — that is, women with natural breasts.

The movie studio has banned actresses with artificial enhancements for the fourth installment, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directed by Rob Marshall and starring Johnny Depp as the drunken buccaneer Jack Sparrow.

The filmmakers sent out a casting call last week seeking “beautiful female fit models. Must be 5ft7in-5ft8in, size 4 or 6, no bigger or smaller. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. Must have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants.”

And they warn that there’ll be a “show and tell” day.

To make sure LA talent scouts don’t get caught in a “booby trap,” potential lassies will have to undergo a Hollywood-style jiggle-your-jugs test and jog for judges. If there’s nothing moving from the waist up, they’re saying, it’s a dead giveaway that you’re not all flesh and bones — and you’re out.

Apparently, the bouncier the better, especially for sword-fighting action sequences, according to the Sunday Times of London.

“In the last movie, there were enhanced breasts to give that 18th-century whorish look, and men were pretty well padded too, and no one worried,” a former casting agent said. “But times are changing, and the audience can spot false breasts.”

Keira Knightley, 24, who was 18 when she shot the first Pirates movie, did not have to face the indignity of a breast exam.
“I am not that well endowed, so they literally painted in my cleavage,” she said.

“It took about 45 minutes every day for makeup artists to add shade and volume, and it looked fantastic until it got too hot shooting.”

Hey, wait just a darn second. Let’s go back a couple paragraphs to where Keira Knightly said they painted in her cleavage every day.

Where do we apply for that job?

Source: New York Post

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Fess Parker has gone to that big Alamo in the sky

Fess Parker, the lanky actor best known for playing Davy Crockett in the 1950s and Daniel Boone a decade later, died Thursday of natural causes. He was 85.

Breitbart.com said, “Family spokeswoman Sao Anash said Parker, who was also TV’s Daniel Boone and later a major California winemaker and developer, died at his Santa Ynez Valley home. His death comes on the 84th birthday of his wife of 50 years, Marcella.”

We pause now for a personal story from IHateTheMedia.com’s editor:

A few years ago we scheduled a weekend trip to California’s Napa Valley. Reservations were made at a lovely bed and breakfast that had been highly recommended.

About a week before our trip, we got a phone call from the manager of the B&B.

“You reserved our largest room,” she said, “which has an oversized bed. Would you be willing to switch rooms in order to accommodate a very tall guest who really needs the larger bed?” When we hesitated, she quickly told us that the guest was Fess Parker, who stood 6’ 6” tall even without his coonskin cap.

Fess Parker? Davy Crockett? My boyhood idol? Hell, yes. I agreed to switch rooms under one condition – that Fess sit next to me at breakfast the next morning.

It couldn’t have worked out better. Our room was perfect, Fess got a good night’s sleep in the larger bed, and then he entertained us with story after story the next morning at breakfast.

Rest in peace, Fess. May you have an oversized bed for eternity.

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How long will it take for the geniuses in Hollywood to understand that Americans don’t want to see films in which Americans are the bad guys? Especially when they’re entirely fictional.

Matt Damon’s Green Zone, the latest hatefest from Tinseltown, just completed its opening weekend with an anemic $14,535,000 total at the box office.

TheWrap.com said, “That would be even less than the modest pre-release expectations for the $100 million film, which reteams star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, who worked on the Universal’s last two “Jason Bourne” franchise installments.”

Green Zone now joins other anti-Iraq War, America-is-evil films like Rendition, Redacted, In the Valley of Elah, Stop Loss, Lions for Lambs, Home of the Brave.

Flops, one and all. Busts. Debacles. Disasters. Duds. Fiascos. Lemons. Losers. Non-starters. Washouts. In other words, bombs. Big honkin’ bombs. Bigger than any IED ever planted by any terrorists.

Source: TheWrap.com

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It was announced today that Buckwheat, star of the classic Our Gang comedies, has converted to the Muslim faith and has officially changed his name to Kareem of Wheat.

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Jobs are few and far between for former star Lindsay Lohan these days. So what the hell, she thought, let’s pick up a few bucks by suing E-Trade.

Gawker.com has the snarky details:

A Super Bowl ad featuring talking babies that refers to a “milkaholic” named “Lindsay” is about her, she says, and she’s suing for $100M.

Lindsay filed suit yesterday, the New York Post reports. Her lawyer explains, “Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit. They used the name Lindsay. They’re using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn’t they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody’s talking about it and saying it’s Lindsay Lohan.”

On a related note, Rahm Emanuel is also one of those guys known by one name. So we’d suggest that E-Trade play it safe and not use the name “dickhead” in any future commercials.

Source: Gawker.com

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There’s pretty convincing evidence that Avatar is a blatant rip-off a British graphic novel called Firekind. And equally convincing evidence that its a blatant rip-off of Dances With Wolves.

And now comes a really interesting mashup that makes it look like James Cameron may have borrowed heavily from Disney’s Pocahontas, too.

Call it “Pocahantas in Space.” Unless, of course, you want to call it “Dances With Wolves in Space” or “Firekind in Space.”

Source: ComicsAlliance.com, BigHollywood,com

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Don’t bother pointing out that Cate Blanchett is Australian. She makes movies, which makes her a Hollywood-type in our minds.

Blanchett wrote an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald that makes acting sound like something so dangerous that it should only be attempted by a stuntman (or in this case, perhaps, a stuntwoman).


”We change people’s lives, at the risk of our own.”

And Ms. Blanchett was just getting warmed up. The overheated hyperbole continued:

“We change countries, governments, history, gravity.”

And if she were on television, we’d change the channel.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald via Andrew Bolt

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Hollywood has always held out hope that President Barack Obama was some sort of leftist god, a deity who could immediately turn Americans into good socialists who would only use what the government didn’t grab from their expendable income to purchase movie, concert tickets and Che Guevara t-shirts.

Alas, it wasn’t mean to be. But Hollywood hasn’t turned Obamagnostic just yet.

A new movie – Percy Jackson and the Olympians – sets the bar a little lower. Obama isn’t a greek god. A character in the movie suggests that Obama is merely a demigod.

The movie, of course, was filmed before the whole health care debacle to be sure.

But is the idea that Obama is descended from a lineage of Greek gods and goddesses so far-fetched? After all, Greece has spiraled into near economic collapse with Mount Olympus-sized debt, something the Obama administration has shown godlike power to create as well.

Maybe this is the reason we don’t have access to the president’s birth certificate?

Sources: NewsBusters.org, Washington Times

– Written by Sven Waring, DotPenn.com


Mel’s problem is that he was speaking about one specific reporter when he should have been making a generalization.

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We predict that this will be the unfunniest movie ever made

The on-again, off-again casting of Sean Penn in a new Three Stooges movie is back on again.

As the Boston Herald reports, “Sean Penn, who dropped out of the Farrelly Brothers’ “Three Stooges” movie during the bust-up of his marriage, is back on board to play middle Stooge Larry….”

If they need someone to play Curly we have a couple suggestions.

For appearance alone, how about James Carville? Or maybe even Keith Olbermann.

Yeah, we realize that Olbermann looks nothing like Curly, but we can’t imagine anyone we rather poke in the eye.

Source: Boston Herald

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The once much-revered British Broadcasting Corporation has not only gone to the dogs, it’s now gone ape.

The world’s first film shot entirely by chimpanzees is to be broadcast by the BBC as part of a natural history documentary.

The apes created the movie using a specially designed chimp-proof camera given to them by primatologists.

The film-making exercise is part of a scientific study into how chimpanzees perceive the world and each other.

It will be screened within the Natural World programme “Chimpcam” shown on BBC Two at 2000GMT on Wednesday 27 January.

Making the movie was the brainchild of primatologist Ms Betsy Herrelko, who is studying for a PhD in primate behaviour at the University of Stirling, UK.

Ratings-challenged MSNBC is reportedly in negotiations to give the chimps their own nightly primetime show, although industry experts say the primates may be too intelligent to fit in with the rest of the network’s programming.

Source: BBC

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To tell the truth, we were relieved when we heard Danny Glover blame the earthquake on global warming. It may be a sign that the left’s Bush Derangement Syndrome is finally fading.

Of course, we also realize that if you asked Glover what caused global warming, he would say, “It’s Bush’s fault.” So it’s really only one degree of separation.

Lunatic. Complete raving lunatic.

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Rumor has it that Danny Glover has replaced Barack Obama with an unidentified, hot-blooded Latino hunk

It’s not surprising, really. It was one of those typical May-December Hollywood romances. Barack was young and eager to please. Danny was older and jaded.

Big Hollywood reports the sordid details:

“I think the Obama administration has followed the same playbook, to a large extent, almost verbatim, as the Bush administration. I don’t see anything different,” the activist movie actor said of Obama’s policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. “On the domestic side, look here: What’s so clear is that this country from the outset is projecting the interests of wealth and property. Look at the bailout of Wall Street. Why not the bailout of Main Street?”

“He may be just a different face, and that face may happen to be black—and if it were Hillary Clinton, it would happen to be a woman,” says Danny Glover. “But what choices do they have within the structure?”

Think of it as Washington, DC’s answer to Hollywood’s casting couch, President Obama. You looked good in the auditions, but couldn’t deliver once the director hollered, “Action.”

That’s life in Hollywood.

Source: Big Hollywood

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