“My sources say Crossfire is toast,” a TV industry insider told The Mirror.
A publicist from CNN describes it like this: “The program is on extended hiatus.”
Most importantly, sources say staffers from “Crossfire” are being absorbed into “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” In fact, CNN personnel from other shows are making room for staffers from “Crossfire.” Read the rest of this entry »
In 1970, ABC gave Cash a customized Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base. The car features a partition between the front and rear seats and Cash’s initials on the rear doors. If it looks familiar, it should.
Rather pointless to watch a Bond movie completely sober, dont you think? You’ll need The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond, 2nd Edition
First reported by The British website MI6, and here by Variety, we learn that Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy for his fourth Bond movie. Also reprising their roles will be Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whishaw as Q.
[Bloody hell, order the whole history of the franchise: “Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall“ [Blu-ray] at Amazon.com]
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72.
“He never ever shied away from tackling the major issues of the day. Few journalists in this city have performed their craft with such a combination of compassion and artistic brilliance.”
– Stan Wischnowski, the Inquirer’s editor
Auth had worked for the past two years as the artist-in-residence at NewsWorks/WHYY, which announced his death.
“Tony Auth was a great cartoonist, a fine journalist and an even better friend.”
– Chris Satullo
said Chris Satullo, WHYY’s vice president for news and civic engagement. Satullo previously served as the Inquirer’s editorial page editor, where he also worked with Auth.
Family members told the Inquirer that Auth had been battling brain cancer and recently went into hospice care.
Auth worked at the Inquirer for 41 years starting in 1971. He won the Pulitzer for editorial cartoons in 1976 and was a finalist twice after that. Read the rest of this entry »
— Variety (@Variety) September 14, 2014
[VIDEO] DESPERATION: Nancy Pelosi: ‘Civilization as We Know It Would Be in Jeopardy’ if GOP Wins SenatePosted: September 13, 2014
Bill Maher spoke with Nancy Pelosi tonight in his live D.C. show, Pelosi said, “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.” and talked with her about all things midterm-related. But Maher also challenged Pelosi on how “warmongers” appear to be the dominant voice not just in the GOP, but in the Democratic Party too.
Maher brought up the predictions that the Democrats will lose the Senate in November, and asked Pelosi if things are so gridlocked in that chamber anyway, “why do I care if they lose the Senate?” Pelosi said (somewhat jokingly), “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy.”
Pelosi said Democrats need to turn out, but Maher said they generally don’t, because no one votes to say “thank you,” but “the angry people” (a.k.a conservatives) always come out in droves. Read the rest of this entry »
— Science Friday (@scifri) September 8, 2014
BETHEL, Maine – The owner of a Maine bait and tackle shop says she found a rare calico-colored lobster that was caught off the state’s coast.
Sarah Lane says the crustacean, covered in orange blotches, appeared in a crate of lobsters brought from the Pemaquid Lobster Co-op in Bristol last weekend.
The University of Maine says the odds of finding one are about one in 30 million.
Lane named the lobster “Freckles.” Read the rest of this entry »
Carlo Dellaverson, 30, who works for the Peacock station’s online division – and whose dad is former top MTA official Gary Dellaverson – hid a camera in the apartment he shared with his 29-year-old gal pal on Barrow Street in Greenwich Village, the sources said.
He then slipped into bed with her and kept the camera rolling as they did the deed, and later posted the raunchy video the on XTube, the sources said.
The woman discovered the video on the accused perv’s home computer several months later on Sept. 4 — and promptly dumped Dellaverson and moved out of the love nest. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally posted on TIME:
Since the Jennifer Lawrence photo hack, Internet security has come under scrutiny. But why do many young women feel the need to take and share nude selfies in the first place? Don’t get me wrong: I think hackers are morally reprehensible and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But I also think that we need to build an alternative to the dogma “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” Young women are told that it’s a sign of being proud of your sexuality to “sext” young men—a philosophy that has turned girls into so many flashing beacons, frantic to keep the attention of the males in their lives by striking porn-inspired poses.
Today if you watch the famous Algerian-French singer Enrico Macias singing to his late wife, Suzy, about how he “won her love,” their dynamic seems as if it’s from another planet. Some might watch this…
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The massive open-world game originally had been set to be released this fall, but Warner Bros. wanted to give developer Rocksteady more time to finish the company’s final installment in its trilogy, which also includes the hits “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City.”
This year marks Batman’s 75th anniversary.
However, the date shift will also move “Batman” away from other big tentpole releases like this month’s “Destiny,” from Activision Blizzard, as well as the next installment of the “Call of Duty,” and “Assassin’s Creed” franchises.
A new Lego Batman game — “Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham” — will still debut this fall.
Warner Bros. made the announcement via the game’s Twitter feed.
— Batman Arkham (@BatmanArkham) September 8, 2014
“Arkham City” bowed in 2011, with “Arkham Asylum” starting the franchise in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
How Jennifer Lawrence’s Boobs Broke the Internet: Fake Links to Nude Celebs Overload New Zealand’s Telecommunications NetworkPosted: September 7, 2014
Malware trap Brings New Zealand’s Internet to its Knees
AFP – It is believed a handful of computer users clicked links on Friday evening believing they would take them to the illicit images, but instead they inadvertently installed malware triggering a crippling Internet attack.
“For obvious reasons, clicking on links to ‘naked celebrity’ photos, or opening email attachments would be a very bad idea right now, expect criminals to ride this bandwagon immediately.”
It took telecommunications giant Spark, the rebranded Telecom Corp., until Sunday to fully repair what it termed a “dynamic” cyber-attack that overloaded its system covering more than 600,000 customers.
“Our scanning brought to our attention some freshly-concocted schemes targeting those looking for the photos borne from the aforementioned leak.”
Say it isn’t so!
Originally posted on Variety:
Don’t hold your breath, Tony Stark fans.
In a new interview with Variety, Robert Downey Jr. shot down speculation about a fourth “Iron Man” movie.
“There isn’t one in the pipe,” Downey said. “No, there’s no plan for a fourth ‘Iron Man.'”
The actor, in Toronto to promote his new film “The Judge,” signed with Marvel and Disney for two “Avengers” sequels, which hit theaters summer 2015 and 2018, but has been reluctant to commit to any more superhero films.
When asked if he would “let” somebody else play Tony Stark, Downey laughed off the idea.
“I like that the idea is that it would be up to me, like I’m casting director for Marvel,” he said.
“Don’t give it to anybody else,” his “Judge” costar Robert Duvall advised.
Downey did joke about the possibility of “The Judge” being a trilogy when talking about how much he…
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