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You know how celebrity lefty big-mouths like Barbara Streisand or Miley Cyrus are always threatening to leave the country if Americans don’t vote correctly? And then, no matter how many times you offer to help them move, they don’t? Turns out there really are lefties who don’t just voice their disdain for normal Americans; they show it with their feet. After Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed the state’s new “heartbeat bill,” three production companies decided to put their money where the mouths are and pull out all production from the Georgia film industry.
Both DC and Marvel are hellbent on a new diversity initiative, looking to capture the hearts of a “global” audience. Maybe the comic book giants figure they’ve wrung as much money as they can from the straight, mostly white heros of DC’s Arrow and Marvel’s Avengers. A lesbian “Batwoman” is on the way from DC, and Marvel has confirmed that soon we will get our first gay crimefighter.
The beauty of establishing three million plus politically correct rules to defend your weird fringe diversity interests is that you’ll never have a shortage of things to be angry about. Hollywood Reporter published an insipid collection of anecdotes from anonymous minority individuals complaining about fellow Hollywood staffers’ idiosyncrasies, and spun it as “10 pieces of advice to avoid missteps and marginalization on set and in meetings.”
On Wednesday, it was announce that liberal actress Kathy Griffin is hosting the Shorty Awards, the online social media awards show with a heavily liberal slant. Even by Hollywood standards, these awards appear remarkably politicized. Unglued actress Kathy Griffin, made infamous recently for holding a fake severed head of President Trump in a photoshoot, is both the host and a finalist of this year’s best celebrity category. Other nominees include former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Russell Brand.
Amy Poehler, famous SNL alum and star of NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation got candid about feminism and the state of America under President Trump, revealing that such intense topics may be starting to push her over the edge. In a Hollywood Reporter interview, the comedian spoke to journalists about how she has become a rabid feminist in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and how the election of Donald Trump was “so upsetting” and a “huge loss for all of us.”
Hollywood and the media always love a pro-abortion storyline on TV and liberals seemed to particularly enjoy a horrifically profane rant against pro-life sidewalk counselors outside an abortion facility on Sunday night. Veep, an HBO comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus in it’s seventh and final season, had campaign staffer Amy Brookheimer (Anna Chlumsky) abort Dan Egan’s (Reid Scott) baby on the April 14 episode, titled “Pledge.”
Well, Robert De Niro’s back to his anti-Trump antics again, and while you’d think that he’d have to put down or at least shy away from his enthusiastic Robert Mueller SNL impression — since the “No collusion” report of course — the legendary actor stands by every bit of the role, saying that it’s his preferred bit of “activism” and his “civic duty.” And even with Mueller not being Trump’s supposed boogeyman, De Niro is still excited about future Mueller appearances.
The Twilight Zone is a television classic, and news of its return under producer Jordan Peele, the horror director behind films like Us and Get Out, brought with it a deluge of media excitement. But so far this isn’t turning out to be your grandfather’s favorite after-dinner chiller. The new version is chock-full of progressive themes, and while that might not be what die-hard fans were expecting, it’s just what the doctor ordered for the woke cheerleaders at The Hollywood Reporter.
In a long-winded puff piece for The Hollywood Reporter, writer Jeremy Barr gushed about blowhard Prime Time host Chris Cuomo and how he was “fighting for his life on CNN.” The piece was filled with a load of gag-inducing puffery, but here’s just a few doses.
Despite all the obstacles in its path, pro-life film Unplanned had quite a successful opening weekend. Surprising many, the film placed fifth in the weekend box office even with its limited release, boasted the “highest per screen average” of any indie film debut in US history, and almost tripled industry predictions for how much revenue it would generate.
In not-so-shocking-but-certainly-infuriating news, it’s been reported that several big cable television networks have refused to promote the new pro-life anti-Planned Parenthood movie, Unplanned. “It isn’t for lack trying on the part of marketers,” The Hollywood Reporter claimed. “It’s that their “efforts have been consistently rebuffed by TV networks.”
Chris Evans, the vocal progressive who plays the conservative patriot superhero Captain America, just got a full spread in The Hollywood Reporter. His lengthy interview was comprised of all the topics his Hollywood masters have given him permission to speak about, like how it’s his civic duty to trash talk Donald Trump, or the fact that he’d have to “cut ties” with a Tom Brady movie role, because the star QB may be a literal Trump supporter. Gee, Captain America sure sounds petty.