Apparently these people think they know better than geologists and seismologists. Many people I know have already stopped going to Hollywood because of the overdevelopment and hideous electronic billboards. The current proposal would make Hollywood more like Broadway in New York, and that’s not a good thing. Also
In response, Bill Gates backtracked again and admitted that he was surprised by the vehemence of the reaction. When the bill was defeated by a single vote, Microsoft’s liberal critics blamed its withdrawal of support for the loss. Home Depot A May 2012 post on the American Family Association web site proclaims, “AFA is promoting a boycott of Home Depot until it agrees to remain neutral in the homosexual culture war. The total number of people who have signed the Home Depot boycott pledge is 719,037.” The pledge condemns Home Depot for giving “financial and corporate support to open displays of homosexual activism,” because this helps expose “small children to lascivious displays of sexual conduct by homosexuals and cross-dressers.” In response to the pledge, which was delivered at Home Depot’s annual shareholder meeting, Chairman Blake responded, “We are, and will remain, committed to a culture that fosters an inclusive environment for our associates, our customers and communities in which we exist.” Pampers Diapers Diapers are essential to fulfilling the straight family-making dream, which make them an odd target of a ‘pro-family’ boycott. However, in 2004, Proctor and Gamble angered conservatives by opposing an anti-gay rights statute that would exempt gays and lesbians from special civil rights protection in its hometown of Cincinnati. In response, the American Family Association issued a boycott of some of P&G’s most popular products, including Pampers Diapers, and gathered petition signatures from almost 365,000 families, urging Procter & Gamble to change its policy.
Can Kickstarter Save Hollywood?
The Kickstarter project seemed like the perfect chance to voice my opinion about the value of the show by voting with my dollar and saying, Even though Hollywood doesnt think this is a worthwhile project, I do, she wrote in an email. This is the kind of story I want to see created. Mayfield wasnt alone: More than 90,000 fans of the cult TV series helped creator Rob Thomas raise a staggering $5.7 million on Kickstarter, surpassing the $2 million originally needed to get Warner Bros. to make the film. Its too soon to tell how it will fare at the box office, but the Veronica Mars movie, which just wrapped filming this week in Los Angeles, will be one for the history books.
comedy “We’re the Millers,” Fox’s “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” and “Planes” from Disney Animation also open. Also read: Hollywood Blockbusters Losing Luster: They’re Off 13% at Foreign Box Office Aug. 16: The following week has four wide openers as well.
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Hollywood star Gerard Butler tells how visits to his homeland help keep him grounded
ET on NBC) isn’t skimping on stars — the celebrity-packed line-up boasts some of the biggest and best names on TV. Hosted by “Glee” star Jane Lynch and created by “Will & Grace” alum Sean Hayes, the show is modeled after Hayes’ own game nights at his house, where he invites a random sampling of his friends, famous and not, to come play. “Hollywood Game Night” takes that same approach, teaming three celebrities with a civilian player. Can you imagine playing Celebrity with celebrities? Or what about having to guess that a not-so-flattering child’s portrait of Matthew Perry is indeed the “Friends” star … while he’s sitting on the couch next to you?
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European Public Broadcasters’ Crisis: Spain’s RTVE Cuts Back on Hollywood
Madrids Telemadrid fired 829 employees at the beginning of this year. In the northeastern Catalan region, the local public broadcaster announced 312 layoffs with a salary cut for the remaining staff. In the midst of nationwide austerity, voices are growing louder that Hollywood also has to share Spains pain – a call also seen in other European countries. “The majors are going to have to realize that the Spanish market has changed a lot,” a source at RTVEtold The Hollywood Reporter . “The serious economic situation has forced an adjustment in the sector that the American companies haven’t experienced. But the time has come for each party to assume its responsibility to make the TV sector a viable market.” In 2010, as the full impact of the global economic crisis was beginning to be felt in Spain, the government in Madrid banned commercials during movies and other programming on public broadcasters, hoping the ad revenue would shift to the nations ailing commercial networks.
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aAnd as it has become richer over the past several years itas been in a position to do something about it.a Rosen said the ultimate arbiter of what makes it onto the screen of Chinaas 12,000 movie theatres is a board of 30 to 40 censors under Communist Party control, representing different constituencies in Chinese society a women, for example, or the military. He said that while there were some indications the board was becoming slightly more liberal a last yearas showing on Chinese television of the 2005 political adventure V for Vendetta was seen as a notable step forward a it remains beholding to sensitivities that makes its decisions sometimes hard to fathom. That was underscored earlier this month when Chinese theatres pulled Quentin Tarantinoas Django Unchained at the last minute, despite widespread reports that Tarantino had bowed to censorsa demands by dampening the filmas violence. China said only that the filmas screening had been halted for atechnical reasonsa without elaborating what that meant.
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Hollywood bowing to China’s clout
Gerard was born in Paisley, but the family moved to Canada, returning when he was 18 months old after his parents split up. He studied law at Glasgow University, but at 22, his dad died of cancer and Gerard began drinking heavily. Despite becoming a trainee lawyer in Edinburgh, his party lifestyle caused problems and he was fired. He moved to London and finally became an actor, moving to Los Angeles and becoming one of Scotlands best acting exports, alongside James McAvoy and Ewan McGregor.
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