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Peter! I didn't know there were books. I shall order them prontodente!
11/6/2017, 8:17 am Link to this post PM Bellelettres
 
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Before he tweets


CMA Awards: Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood make fun of President Trump in monologue

By Emily Yahr November 8 at 9:54 PM

Wednesday night’s Country Music Association Awards already generated plenty of publicity last week when the show’s media guidelines were published and revealed that organizers warned the press not to focus coverage on any controversial topics, such as the Las Vegas massacre, political affiliations or gun control. Otherwise, the guidelines stated, reporters might be kicked out by security.

After an uproar from members of the media and the country music community, the CMA backed down and quickly lifted the restrictions. Naturally, co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood brought this up right away in their CMA Awards monologue (which always includes song parodies) and immediately brought up politics. Though, in typical CMA form to stay as neutral as possible, it was just a few light digs at President Trump, along with one quick joke about Hillary Clinton.

Underwood: “Now Brad, I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, but the CMA has given us some guidelines with specific topics to avoid, so we can’t be doing any of our silly little songs, because this year’s show is a politics-free zone.”

Paisley: “Are you kidding me? That’s not fair. So we can’t even do, like ‘Well, way down yonder on the Scaramucci . . . ‘ That doesn’t work?”

Underwood: “No. No. No Scaramucci, Brad, no.”

Paisley: “What about, like, ‘Well, she’s gone gone gone . . . gone gone gone . . . oh no, she’s wrote a memoir, Hillary’s back.’ Can’t do it?”

Underwood: “Creative, but no.”

Paisley: “So that means no more ‘Hold me closer, Bernie Sanders’?”

Underwood: “No, can’t do it.”

Paisley: “No ‘Harper Valley DNC’?”

Underwood: “No.”

Paisley: Not even ‘Stand By Your Manafort’?”

Underwood: “Definitely not.”

Paisley: “What are we going to do then?”

Underwood: “Well, I mean, clearly, we can’t say or play anything. So I guess to present our first award of the night, the stars of the new movie — what are you doing, Brad?”

Paisley: “Oh, I’m definitely not doing this one. (Starts playing the tune to Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”) “Right now, he’s probably in his PJs watching cable news reaching for his cellphone/Right now, he’s probably asking Siri ‘How in the hell do you spell Pocahontas?’ . . . ”

Underwood: “Well, here we go . . . ”

Paisley: “In the middle of the night, from the privacy/of a gold-plated White House toilet seat/He writes ‘little Bob Corker, NFL and covfefe . . . ”

Underwood: “Covfefe!” (Briefly debate how to pronounce it.)

Paisley: “And it’s fun to watch, yeah, that’s for sure/till Little Rocket Man starts a nuclear war/And then maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets . . . ”

Underwood: “Yeah, we can’t do that one.”

Then they moved on. Later in the show, Paisley joked that other “nixed” titles included “Huey Lewis and the Fake News” and “I’m So Indicted.”

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CMA Awards: Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood make fun of President Trump in monologue




I like how they didn't go there. emoticon

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*snicker*
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Oprah's Golden Globes speech


Oprah’s Golden Globes speech accepting the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award

In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: “The winner is Sidney Poitier.”

Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. His tie was white, and his skin was black, and I’d never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of the Field:” Amen, amen. Amen, amen.

In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille Award right here at the Golden Globes, and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award.

It is an honor and a privilege to share the evening with all of them and with the incredible men and women who inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for “AM Chicago.” Quincy Jones who saw me on that show and said to Steven Spielberg, “Yes, she is Sofia in ‘The Color Purple.'” Gayle, who’s been the definition of what a friend is, and Stedman, who’s been my rock.

I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, because we all know the press is under siege these days. But we also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this.

What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story. But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics or workplace.

So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and in restaurants and in academia, engineering, medicine and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military. And there’s someone else: Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too.

In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and a mother. She was just walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted.

Recy Taylor died 10 days ago. Just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived — too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. And for too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared speak their truth to the power of those men.

But their time is up. Their time is up! Their time is up.

And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’s heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “me too.” And every man, every man who chooses to listen.

In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. And I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.

So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, are fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “me too” again. Thank you.

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Thank you for posting that, Belle. I didn't watch the Golden Globes last night, so I didn't see and hear Oprah's speech.

It's powerful.

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Wow.... Thanks, Belle. I had only seen pieces of her speech. It's inspirational.

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Is anyone here watching LA to Vegas, Tuesdays, 9:00 PM, FOX?

It's reminiscent of the movie Airplane, which always cracked me up.


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Shirley you jest, Robbie.
1/10/2018, 5:53 am Link to this post PM Bellelettres
 
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Shirley you jest, Robbie.



LMAO!! Bad girl! BAD girl!!!!
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Shirley you jest, Robbie.



Heh heh heh...

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

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I'm just back from seeing The Post, the story of, chiefly, Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee as they struggled with obtaining, then deciding, the Pentagon Papers. I was 28 years old when The Washington Post published them, and then won a Supreme Court victory (along with The New York Times) against Nixon's government who had tried to prevent the publication and/or jail those who had published.

I know there is a lot of made-for-the-movie stuff in there, but it still put a lump in my throat when the Court hearing was held and the steps at the Supreme Court building were lined with young women looking at Katharine Graham as a hero. I doubt that happened as depicted, but she certainly was a hero to a lot of women.

The details in the movie are outstanding. I'm sure I missed a lot of them, and I may go see it again just to try to take them in. Whoever was in charge of making things look as they did in 1971 did an incredible job of it. Watching a linotype machine, then a press run, was wonderful!

All my thumbs up!

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I want to see The Post as well as the movie about Churchill, the name of which escapes me at this moment.
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SNL 1/13/18


In case you all missed Saturday Night Live last night, it was a parody of Morning Joe. Kate McKinnon kills me.

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Ha! Thanks for including that, Belle!

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Are others watching the PBS Masterpiece Theater production of "Victoria and Albert" on Sunday nights?

Why do we consider repressed sexual mores to be of the Victorian Era when Victoria and Albert had a robust love life that produced nine children?

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I want to see The Post as well as the movie about Churchill, the name of which escapes me at this moment.



I haven't seen The Post yet, but I have seen The Darkest Hour, the movie about Churchill. I thought Gary Oldman was good as Churchill, but I preferred the movie about Dunkirk, actually.

Since Mr. Queue is a member of SAG, we get DVDs of several of the movies nominated for awards. In addition to the movie about Churchill, so far we've seen Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, in which Frances MdDormand is absolutely outstanding, Victoria and Abdul, with another great performance by Judy Dench, I, Tonya, which didn't change my opinion of Tonya Harding, but did confirm my opinion that Allison Janney is seriously underrated as an actress.

We ended up going to a movie theater to see The Shape of Water, which is my favorite movie of the season so far.

We still hope to see several of the others before the SAG awards. The only one I haven't liked much so far was Call Me by Your Name, primarily because I was disturbed by the age difference between the two men (one was actually still a fairly young adolescent) who had a romantic/sexual entanglement.
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Let's cast this script!


Of course, there’s a ‘Fire and Fury’ TV series in the works

By Emily Heil
January 17 at 2:59 PM

Let the armchair casting begin! “Fire and Fury,” journalist Michael Wolff’s bombshell of a book about dysfunction inside the Trump administration, might be heading to the small screen — production company Endeavor Content bought the TV and film rights and plans to turn the bestseller into a TV series.

The deal was said to be worth “in the seven-figure range,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, with Wolff taking on the role of executive producer.

No guarantee that an episode will actually air: Endeavor will be shopping the project around, but no network is attached (that’s industry-speak for involved) as of yet.

So here’s an opening salvo in the casting: Alec Baldwin as Trump (duh); “Arrested Development” actor Will Arnett simply MUST play Donald Trump Jr.; and we know comedian/Trump antagonist Rosie O’Donnell is game to play Steve Bannon …

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and we know comedian/Trump antagonist Rosie O’Donnell is game to play Steve Bannon



Oh. My. Goodness. THAT would be worth the price of admission! emoticon

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How many times have you seen 'Legally Blonde'?


Only Someone Who's Seen "Legally Blonde", Like, 1,000 Times Can Get 75% On This Quiz

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