Twitter & Tumblr first-hand-account Ferguson coverage since 8/13

Since protests in Ferguson, MO have erupted in the wake of Mike Brown’s death, coverage has been a little… spotty. It’s hard to know who and what to believe as it’s such a complex and convoluted situation. Social media has put media power in the hands of the people, giving them a voice and creating a more »


New York Post writer understands nothing, takes huge crap on feminism

Doree Lewak of New York Post shared her opinion on feminism’s POV  on catcalls yesterday, complete with photos of herself dressed in the sexiest clothes she owns while construction workers look upon her derrière and her badly curled hair blows in the wind, framing her weakly made-up face– seriously, learn to contour. (This image has since been replaced more »

Fin: Morris on Ferguson, Jarvis vs. Jarvis and “gross Amazon affiliate links”

Wesley Morris‘ essay on “12 Years a Slave” was the best piece on movies published anywhere in 2013. Now, with his “Let’s Be Cops”/Ferguson piece, Morris is going for the repeat (Grantland) For a supposed Internet guru, Jeff Jarvis has broken one of the sacred rules of the Internet: Never get into a pissing match more »

Simon Cowell wants Betty Boop as the next family film ‘Idol’

Because she’s just so gosh-darn popular with kids today? Because her sexy siren silliness speaks to a post-millennial family fan base filled with cash rich flapper advocates? Because money can be made off of almost anything nowadays, including a long out of date cartoon sex pot who used to make pre-Hayes Code audiences blush with more »

Robin Williams’ wife reveals he was battling Parkinsons

Susan Schneider has shared that Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s at the time of his death. He was battling depression and anxiety, in addition, though all of this was not shared publicly. Read the full statement: Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on more »

FERGUSON UPDATE: Effort to feed impacted children in the midst of Ferguson violence

Update: City Council is hosting a meeting tonight and will be organizing the food distribution. @Jewles is enlisting locals to attend the meeting to represent the effort. Update: The donation website is up and running. Donate at As the war conflict rages in Ferguson, Missouri, it’s come to light that the schools have closed as the area has more »

Sultry film legend Lauren Bacall has died

Film legend Lauren Bacall died August 12th after having a stroke. She was known for her sultry voice which delivered some of the most classic lines from iconic Hollywood movies, the short list of which includes To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Dark Passage, and How To Marry a Millionaire. Her more »


Ruffalo, McAdams to shine a ‘Spotlight’ on the Boston Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal

While the actors are still considered “in negotiations,” distributor Open Road Films announced today that Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci, and Michael Keaton, among others, are planning to be part of Tom McCarthy’s ‘All the President’s Men’ style take down of the Boston Catholic Church entitled ‘Spotlight.’ Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning work from ‘Globe’ more »


Fin: Eternal Sunshine of “True Blood,” wrestling labor and the inarticulate Sarah Palin

‘True Blood,‘ it’s fair to say, is stumbling to the finish line. The show’s best years are clearly behind it and it’s playing out the string with a final-season story arc, concerning an AIDS-like disease plaguing vampires, that’s even more heavy-handed than most True Blood allegories of the past. But they did something very good more »

More over Nick Cannon – Mike Epps to (reportedly) play Richard Pryor

Over the last few weeks, rumors have been flying that the Lee Daniels-directed biopic of Richard Pryor had a guaranteed front runner for the role of the late celebrated stand-up. Of course, we’ve been hearing this ever since Marlon Wayans was hired to play the part, only to have that version of the project (to more »


Concert Review: The Winery Dogs Prove They’re the ‘Real Deal’ in Philly

The term “supergroup” has been bandied about a lot in relation to rock bands that gather together noteworthy people from other bands. Yet few actually deserve the adjective “super.” But The Winery Dogs, a trio featuring Richie Kotzen (guitar/vocals), Billy Sheehan (bass) and uber-drummer Mike Portnoy, certainly qualify as a truly “super” group. Any doubt more »

A steely man of (direct to video) action – Menahem Golan: 1929-2014

He was involved in the film industry for over 60 years, yet few actually knew his name…that is, until the 1980s, when suddenly, his production company Cannon was all over the cinematic map. But two decades before, Menahem Golan was an Israeli novice just breaking into the entertainment industry. He worked as an apprentice for more »