Entertainment

Dear Cheryl Boone Isaacs, I understand your need to respond to the criticism the Academy has recently received about the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. However, I am baffled at your and the board’s choice of a response. I worked in the industry for over 20 years, most of that time as a film studio executive. Because of that, I am currently a full voting member of the Academy. Under the new rules it appears as though that right will be denied me in order to make the Academy and therefore the Oscar nominees "more diverse." Are you saying I am racist or have racist tendencies and need to be excluded from voting? Are you saying if I worked another 10 years I would vote differently? Are you saying that I have not made my voting choices on quality but rather on the color...
1,639
Ok you guys. I hate having to explain myself, I don't think its necessary most of the time. Especially on the internet. I am going to here because there are too many people that are saying things about me that aren't true. I fully support Ezra as Barry allen and the Flash on the feature side of DC. I've never met the guy, but I think he is a fantastic and interesting actor. would I have liked to play Barry Allen in a film? Sure. I love this character and it has changed my life and making movies and tv is something I hope to be fortunate enough to do for the rest of my life. I "liked" some tweets of fans who expressed their support of me and said they would have enjoyed seeing me in the movie. Nothing of anyone "bashing" Ezra. I don't condone that type of behaviour (especially...
1,966
Ever since I said THIS on Fox yesterday, Black Entertainment Television has been throwing shade. They reminded me — and the rest of America — that I appeared on a show called The Game, which appeared on BET. “Soooooo @realstaceyldash, can we get our check back… or nah?” the Instagram caption read. “#Remember #YouWereOnTheGame #AndWeDontMeanTheRapper.” Well, here’s the thing. Thank you for reminding me, since most people have never heard of that show. Why? It’s on BET. Quick. Name the top shows on BET. Drawing a blank? I think I’ve made my point. I’m thankful for all of the acting jobs I’ve had. But I look forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society. That might be hard for the people...
2,411
A Letter to a Entertainment Industry, I am a former President of a Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and proffer on several committees, nonetheless we am no longer on a Board of Governors and have no ruling powers. After operative for some-more than 50 years in a party business, we have an abiding passion for a work we do. This personal minute arises out of that passion. Lately we – along with many others – have been meditative prolonged and tough about a default of farrago within a industry. we contend “our industry” since we don’t trust this is usually an Academy problem rather it’s an industry-wide problem and adult until now we have not finished a really good job. And while we also don’t trust this problem can be solved quickly, we know that it can and should be solved...
1,462
A week has passed since David Bowie's death, and his son Duncan Jones, who was among the first to confirm the news last Monday, has returned to Twitter. Jones shared a link to an open letter written in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) by a palliative care doctor, which shed light on the musician's preparation for death and thanked him for his contribution to music. It has been reported, although not officially confirmed, that Bowie's "courageous 18-month battle" was with liver cancer. Mark Taubert, a Palliative Care Consultant at Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, wrote that "[Bowie's] story became a way for us to communicate very openly about death, something many doctors and nurses struggle to introduce as a topic of conversation", and he says he discussed a number of difficult...
1,427
Your enkindling kindness and attention for others That's what I like and appreciate about you But most of all, that through it all You don't think more of yourself than you have to Your performance has developed and grown Your concerts became more powerful, mature and smart But I think the best quality you own It helps to keep you on every hit chart Is the kindness for others you've shown May it never disappear from your heart I trust your mother will be fine But please keep us posted about things So that we may support you in good and bad times We also get to hear about you and that nice mr Harris When needed, I'm sure, you'll treat your mom with a kiss Or sing her a song about how special she is With attention like that, I can know, I'm also a dad Sometimes even...
1,617
Dear “Hot Dudes” Instagrams, It’s me, journalist and gay-person Joseph Lamour. For 32 years, I, like so many others, have appreciated the sight of a piercing set of blue eyes, a chiseled jaw and a sculpted set of abs on a hot AF brunette fella. How could I not, when that image is presented to me in all forms of media, in advertising and right in front of me when I go to the beach? I, connoisseur of fine male specimens, have looked thoroughly at popular Instagram accounts “Hot Dudes With Dogs,” “Hot Dudes In Beds” and most recently, “Hot Dudes With Kittens” and noticed a pattern. Can you guess that pattern? Here, look at this screenshot of the three and see if you can see it. Ah yes, gorgeous men as far as the eye can see. Much appreciated. However, though I’m a lover of a six (or...
2,093
Dear The Kardashian Family, You might seem like peculiar idols for me to admire. On the face of it, our lives couldn’t be more different: mine, as a Conservative MP, living in England, yours steeped in unprecedented glamour and money, the quintessential American dream. You’re not particularly politically engaged, you haven’t produced ground-breaking science, literature or even music. Yet, for me, there’s one thing you represent that can’t be easily gained or replicated, something invaluable which we both possess: tenacity. Growing up, in Anfield, Liverpool, working hard was the foremost lesson I learned. My father, a bus driver, was often ill and my mother desperately tried to make ends meet as she trained to be a teacher. We hid from the rent man, skipped meals frequently. I...
1,589
Dear David: I first met you as a tiny girl. My eldest sister introduced us. She and I danced to your music pumping through the cassette deck in her room. We’ve been friends, your music and I, ever since. I was lying in bed last night, getting ready to finally turn off the lights and let sleep take me. I scrolled through my social media feed. I saw a post that you died. I scrambled to fact-check and the news feed brought a damning hammer down on me. He’s dead. Holy crap. David Bowie is dead. I sent a text to my friend Julie. “Bowie is dead… My heart is aching.” Last Friday I was celebrating your birthday and album release with my dear friend River. I superimposed their face on your Aladdin Sane cover. It feels like ages ago. I am an artist. This pulsing brain between my ears...
1,674
Dear Princess Leia Body-Shamers: Twitter is ablaze with angry troll tweets about how Carrie Fisher (a.k.a. Princess Leia in the new "Star Wars" movie) has aged in the decades since the first "Star Wars" movie was released in 1977. You say she looks fat and old now. I have this to say to you: Stop it, you stupid, ignorant young idiots. Carrie Fisher was in her 20s when she wore the Princess Leia sex-slave metal bikini in the original "Star Wars" movie. Most people will not have that body ever, and no one has that body three decades after they were in their 20s. So why express your disappointment at her appearance in the new "Star Wars" movie when she is close to 60 years old? Do you have any clue as to how you will look when you are close to 60 years old? Do you think you will...
1,974

Pages