Friday, October 24, 2014

GEORGE W. BUSH’S HEAD? WHO KNEW?

June 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

HBO has gone beyond a mere apology following the revelation that it used a model of George W. Bush’s head held on a barbarian’s spike in a scene ending the first season’s finale of Game of Thrones. It has followed up with the announcement today (Friday) that it is yanking the episode from all its […]

U.K. FILMMAKER DISRUPTS HEARING AS BLAIR TESTIFIES

May 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A documentary filmmaker interrupted today’s (Monday) session of the Leveson hearing into British journalistic ethics as former Prime Minister Tony Blair was testifying. The filmmaker, David Lawley Wakelin, shouted, “This man is a war criminal” before being apprehended by security staff and removed from the hearing room. He had entered it through a door reserved […]

KANYE WEST RAPS TREATMENT BY MATT LAUER

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rap singer Kanye West took to his Twitter account Wednesday to complain about his treatment by Matt Lauer during an interview taped for today’s (Thursday) edition of NBC’s Today show. West was asked about former President George W. Bush’s comment that the singer’s criticism that he did not care about black people during the Hurricane […]

RATINGS STAR-HIGH FOR DANCING WITH THE STARS

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars far outdistanced the competition Monday night (probably including Monday Night Football on ESPN, although no ratings for the telecast have yet been released; the games have averaged about 15 million viewers). Dancing dominated the first two hours of primetime as it averaged 20.38 million viewers, peaking in the final half-hour […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FAIR GAME

November 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Thus far virtually every film that has had the Iraq war as its backdrop has struggled at the box office — and that includes the one that won the Academy Award as last year’s best motion picture. Fair Game, which was the only U.S. film selected for the competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, […]