Hollywood has barely dipped toe into deep waters of Korean War


Bruce Cumings, author of The Korean War: A History (2010) and history professor at the University of Chicago, says “M*A*S*H remains an all-time popular TV series because while it may be set in Korea, it’s really about the Vietnam War it has that sensibility.” In David Halberstam’s book, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (2007), he writes that MASH, the movie, “was really about Vietnam, and came out in 1970, at the high-water mark of popular protest against that war. It was a time when Hollywood executives were still nervous about making an anti-Vietnam movie. As such, Korea was a cover from the start for a movie about Vietnam: director Altman and the screenwriter, Ring Lardner Jr., were focused on Vietnam but thought it was too sensitive a subject to be treated irreverently. Notably, the men and officers in the film wear the shagged haircuts of the Vietnam years, not the crew cuts of the Korean era. Halberstam writes that Korea took place before TV news came into its own.
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West Hollywood celebrates high court’s rulings on gay marriage

“It’s about love. We don’t deserve to be treated any less than anyone else.” Many in West Hollywood had been nervous about the same-sex marriage ruling after the high court’s decision a day earlier that struck down a key part on the Voting Rights Act. “So many people have fought for this. The Voting Rights ruling caught me off guard. Today I’m so relieved,” said Cory Lee, 23, a model who grew up in Austin, Texas.
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How Hollywood softened us up for NSA surveillance

John Patterson

Perhaps it is because “precrime”, a sci-fi concept of some vintage, is now real. Hollywood has been softening us up for this for years now, accustoming us to the notion that our spending habits, our location, our every movement and conversation, are visible to others whose motives we cannot know. The NSA (unofficial motto: “Nobody Say Anything”) and Hollywood (unofficial motto: “Nobody Knows Anything”) have been feeling each other up at arm’s length for decades, but after 9/11 era the romance became official, and surveillance -based entertainment, from 24 to Alias, from Spooks to Big Brother to Person of Interest, went global. In movies where the NSA appears as itself (or a production designer’s imagining thereof), there is always one rogue NSA agent abusing the vast informational and surveillance capabilities available to him. In  Enemy of the State , it is the dependably barmy Jon Voight who goes off the reservation, and in Echelon Conspiracy, it is Martin Sheen.
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The Hollywood Reporter Announces Nine Hires, Five Promotions

The video falls back on a 2009 speech in which Obama spoke of his commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons, as reported by Yahoo News. “Some argue that the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked,” actor Robert De Niro says in the video. “Such fatalism is a deadly adversary,” Matt Damon responds. Whoopi Goldberg, Morgan Freeman and a host of other far-left actors appear in the video, which was produced by Global Zero, a Washington, D.C.-based grassroots organization whose mission is “to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2030.” “Global Zero will always have a partner in me and my administration,” Obama once declared. After all, if Obama would only take the lead and eliminate our nuclear arsenal, the rest of the world will immediately follow suit out of sheer inspiration.
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Hollywood moonbats urge Obama to push for no nukes at G8 summit

May also marked a flagship month for the publication’s website, THR.com, which received the highest traffic in its history. our editor recommends The Hollywood Reporter Nominated for 27 SoCal Journalism Awards Jeanie Pyun has joined the staff as features director. The former editor of Organic Style magazine and co-editor of InStyle Home, Pyun’s most recent endeavor included THR’s Hollywood’s Biggest Daddies package which included Sidney Poitier, Hawk Koch and Ron Meyer. Lacey Rose and Marisa Guthrie have been promoted to television editors. Rose has been with THR since February 2011 as senior TV writer and prior to that worked at Forbes and has become one of the top TV writers in the business, producing more than 20 cover stories. Guthrie will report from the East Coast and has been a senior TV writer since November 2010.
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Dueling Hollywood bloggers Sharon Waxman and Nikki Finke could be in fight to a finish

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hit Berlin for the premiere of Brad’s film ‘World War Z.’

ROOKIE’S ‘LUCKY’ BREAK Tom Hanks welled up on Monday as he was presented with a Theatre World Award for his performance as Daily News Pulitzer winner Mike McAlary in “Lucky Guy.” He was one of 12 recipients of the prestigious prize, which recognizes a “significant debut.” At 56 and with two Oscars, Hank makes an odd rookie. But when it comes to the stage, he said, “it hints that there’s more to come. I really hope so.” Hanks is favored to win a Tony on Sunday.
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Hollywood Park: Game On Dude back on target for Gold Cup

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims. #Bless — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 8, 2013 Santa Monica gunman used an AR-15 assault rifle to murder 6 people. The civilian killing machine that keeps on killing. #Newtown #Aurora — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 8, 2013 My heart goes out to all the victims &their families in the SMC shooting. Tragic and Senseless…
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Hollywood actresses no longer favored for magazine covers

“He never really got sick,” Baffert said on Friday. Baffert said that Game On Dude “needed” the workout on Thursday. Game On Dude is unbeaten in three starts this year, including the Santa Anita Handicap in March and the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia in his most recent start, on April 20.
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Hollywood Reacts to Santa Monica Shooting Rampage

Covers featuring celebrities Demi Lovato , Khloe Kardashian and Selena Gomez were among their top five best sellers in 2012. Lovato is a singer-songwriter, Kardashian is a reality television personality and Gomez is a singer and an actress best known for her work on television. Vogue’s best seller this year featured Beyonce on the cover. A 2012 issue featuring Lady Gaga sold nearly twice as many copies as the January issue featuring three-time Oscar winning film star Meryl Streep . The editor in chief at Glamour, said singers Beyonce and Rihanna “do an incredible job of connecting with their fans,” calling them the “Mick Jaggers of today” — a reference to the Rolling Stones frontman.
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