Pundit Planet Media: Inescapable

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Pundit Planet Disclosure: Our Cranial Electrodes Monitor You in Your Sleep

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Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, 1960s

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[VIDEO] Bill Clinton on Muslim Immigration and ‘The World’s Greatest Double Standard’


Big Water-Cooler: Fox Business To Replace ‘The Independents’ With ‘Kennedy’

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Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery will be the host of “Kennedy,”  which will launch January 26 at 10 p.m., after the conclusion of an episode of the network’s new” Strange Inheritance” reality series that night. “Kennedy” will feature an opening monologue from the host, followed by interviews and discussion segments. Fox Business is billing the program as focused on “big water-cooler discussion topics.”…(read more)

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Prime Instant Allen: Woody Allen to Create a Television Series for…Amazon?

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“I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas, and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.”

Angela Chen reports: Amazon.com Inc., fresh from its Golden Globe wins for its original show “Transparent,” has signed filmmaker Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series.B7PdXL_IAAE5r4f

“I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas, and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that [Amazon Studios Vice President] Roy Price will regret this,” Mr. Allen said in a news release about the project, which is still unnamed.

[An outbreak of mockery ensues at Twitter ]

Amazon has commissioned a full season, with half-hour episodes available on its Prime Instant Video. The will be the first television project by Mr. Allen, who has worked on films such as “Annie Hall” and “Midnight in Paris.” He has won four Oscars.

On Sunday, Amazon’s “Transparent”—about a California family whose father comes out as transgender—took home two Golden Globes at the 72nd annual awards: best musical or comedy TV series, and best actor in a musical or comedy series for actor Jeffrey Tambor. This is the first Golden Globe win for an Amazon show. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Wheel of Fortune Host Pat Sajak is a Transhumanist?

Peter Rothman reports: Alex gives a great explanation of transhumanism around the 1:00 minute mark and goes on to win the game. Long time Wheel Host Pat Sajak quips that “we transhumanists have to stick together” at 17:05. The episode aired January 6th in the U.S.

Amazing! Alex’s smile at the end says it all… Read the rest of this entry »


Le Monde, France Télévisions/Radio Pledge To Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive

Originally posted on Deadline:

While France reels from Wednesday’s deadly attack on the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and the country emerges from a minute of silence that’s just passed, there’s a strong sense of solidarity at home and abroad. Many thousands of people assembled last night in town squares throughout the country and as far away as San Francisco. Here in France, major local media groups have now stepped forward to offer their support to the satirical magazine which lost several of its key staff yesterday, and it was just announced that Charlie will come out next Wednesday.

France Télévisions, the holding group of the country’s national broadcasters, along with the state-run Radio France and leading broadsheet Le Monde said last night they would provide Charlie Hebdo and its various teams with all of the “human and material resources necessary” to keep it going. Titled “So That Charlie Lives,” the pledge…

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Batman & Robin Managing their Calendar

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Batman & Robin Managed their Calendar Online Before Most of Us, but at the Time, it Required an Entire Batcomputer

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[PHOTO] FRANKENSANTA, 1966

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Monster World Magazine #6 Jan. 1966

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[PHOTO] Boris Karloff: Speaking Voice for Dr. Seuss’ ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’

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Boris Karloff (who narrated the film and also provided the speaking voice of The Grinch) in a publicity still for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

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Illustration: R. Kikuo Johnson

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Illustration by R. Kikuo Johnson for an Entertainment Weekly article on the rise of the serial podcast, November 26, 2014.

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The 25 Most Memorable TV Deaths of 2014


HBO Orders Rock Drama Series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger

Originally posted on Variety:

HBO has given a series order to a new drama from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter.

Set in 1970’s New York, the as yet untitled show will explore the drug and sex fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.

The hourlong drama will star Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, the founder and president of a top-tier record label, American Century Records, with a great ear for discovering talent. Richie undergoes a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision. Olivia Wilde will play his wife, Devon, a former actress/model who lived a Bohemian life in 1960s New York. Richie’s crisis causes strain on their family and propels her to re-immerse in her former lifestyle. Ray Romano will appear as Zak Yankovich, one of Richie’s partners…

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[PHOTO] Elvis Presley’s TV

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Annie LeibovitzElvis Presley’s TV at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, 2011

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New York Daily News Cosby Cover, Nov 20, 2014: ‘It’s Time for America’s Dad to Talk’

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Charles Addams Sketching Morticia

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Charles Addams sketching his muse model for Morticia for the original Addams Family comic.

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Charles Addams model for Morticia – His first wife Barbara Jean Day.

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POTUS [PHOTO] of the Day

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Cruel and Unusual Amusements

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What is ‘Walking Dead’ About?

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