11.1.10

Will Conan Move from NBC to Fox?

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The Fox network is apparently pouring cold water on NBC's plans to keep Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon on its late night slate.


Fox execs have leaked to media sources that the network would be interested in a Conan-led late night franchise.


A Fox source indicated that there was interest in O'Brien but acknowledged a legal impediment, that being O'Brien's contract with NBC.


NBC and O'Brien continue in their efforts to, in essence, renegotiate O'Brien's deal.


And entertainment contracts are notorious for not necessarily being ironclad.


A major late night offering would make sense for Fox. Excerpt CLICK HERE for more...


26.12.09

Jasper Schuringa is the hero who helped stop a terrorist attack

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A man identified as Jasper Schuringa, heroically risked his life to save his fellow passengers from the plans of suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Are you paying attention Oliver Stone?


Excerpt: for more, CLICK HERE.

3.12.09

The Tiger Woods scandal: Where are the boundaries?

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Tiger Woods has been in the public eye since he was a child.


His image has been so squeaky clean that it was the subject of jokes and derision.


The car crash outside his Florida home and his subsequent silence has resulted in a parade of women claiming to have had affairs with the PGA legend.


The media has treated Tiger differently than other public figures who have had similar kinds of news stories.


Recently actor Sean Penn found himself in a similar situation as did singer LeAnn Rimes, yet the media did not engage in the same kind of feeding frenzy that has accompanied the Woods story.


Woods broke no laws, caused no physical harm to another and has led attempted in a noble way to protect his family and preserve his marriage. Excerpt for more, CLICK HERE.


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6.11.09

ABC’s ‘V’ Slams Obama and Pelosi

An amazing thing happened at a recent debut of a much-touted ABC pilot.abcvlogo.jpg


A not-so-subtle message was sent to a large viewing audience.


The targets of the TV communiqué were Democrats in power. If you can believe it, the Obama administration, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the Democrats in Congress were smacked by Hollywood on a major television broadcast.


Rather than use the tired old clichés of villainous conservatives, Christians, gun owners or Republicans, the new show "V" went after the current D.C. free-enterprise-destroying agenda, and did so with an interplanetary vengeance.


Sci-fi tales are known as the repository for parables that describe current circumstances in society. Orwell, Huxley, and H.G. Wells wrote social commentary in the form of narrative fantasy. "1984" was a warning about totalitarianism, "Brave New World" showed the consequences of science without moral limitations, and "War of the Worlds" displayed the danger of complacency.


EXCERPT, FOR MORE CLICK HERE

18.10.09

Lindsay Lohan seeks restraining order against her dad






Lindsay Lohan at a screening of "Inglourious Basterds" in New York.


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Michael Lohan, father of troubled actress, Lindsay Lohan plans to meet with a judge to seek a conservatorship over his daughter. For the court to make Michael a conservator, he would have to establish that Lindsay is no longer able to handle her own affairs. Her father would then be in charge of her finances. But People magazine reports that Lindsay is looking to the courts to protect her from Michael. Linsay plans to obtain a restraining order against her father.


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9.10.09

Impeached Ill. Gov. Blagojevich to appear on 'Apprentice'






Rod Blagojevich is currently facing federal corruption charges for trying to sell President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.


But that won't stop the impeached Illinois governor's pursuit of reality stardom.


Blago has will appear on this season of Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice and try to avoid being fired from this gig...


EXCERPT FOR MORE, CLICK HERE



5.10.09

Mystery Shrouds Defense of Accused Letterman Blackmailer: 'Screenplay' Defense?

How did a veteran "48 Hours" producer end up being accused of a $2 million blackmail attempt on David Letterman? madonna-letterman.jpg


"There is another side of this story," Gerald Shargel, attorney for Robert J. Halderman, said. "This story is far more complicated."


What could the plot to the other side of the story be?


Halderman has already entered a "not guilty" plea to first-degree attempted grand larceny.


According to Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, Halderman wrote to Letterman stating that he needed to "make a large chunk of money." Attached to his letter was a one-page screenplay treatment, which described how Letterman would have a "ruined reputation" after details of the CBS "Late Show" host's sexual relationships with young female employees were revealed.


The 51-year-old producer used a novel method to deliver the "screenplay." Early in the morning on Sept. 9 the letter and other materials were left in the back seat of Letterman's car, which was parked outside his Manhattan home.


EXCERPT, FOR MORE CLICK HERE