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For those still bitching

For those still bitching about Jill Stein and the superpowers of Susan Sarandon, sorry Hillbros but your candidate lost to an unemployed reality star despite having millions of more dollars, more experience, and more, if not all, establishment and institutional support. And let’s not forget all of Hollywood! Not Jill’s fault. Not Sarandon’s fault.

Thought Salad: January 26, 2017


* Releasing taxes is tradition NOT law for Presidential Office seekers. Should it be the law by 2020?

* Susan Sarndon is every liberals scapegoat, but she was right about civilians waking up if Donald Trump became President.

* Sign the White House petition demanding Trump releases his tax returns. He works for YOU: Click Here

* Recognize the lies coming out of the administration and know that you need to see the intent behind them. Don’t take them at face value.

* President Trump didn’t turn around and wave as he entered Air Force One today. Is this an impeachable offense? 🙂 Read More

‘Selma’ Wins Top Honors From African-American Film Critics Awards


Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and her Martin Luther King Jr dramaSelma took home top honors from the African-American Film Critics Association, which awarded Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (David Oyelowo) and Best Song to the Paramount Oscar contender. Also announced today, Gugu Mbatha-Raw won Best Actress for period drama Belle, and Octavia Spencer nabbed Best Supporting Actress for Relativity’sBlack Or White, while a surprise tie in the Best Supporting Actor category went to J.K. Simmons for Whiplash and Tyler Perry for his turn in David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Read More

Tilda Swinton As Auntie Mame? Seems So…

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)

Tilda Swinton to Play Auntie Mame

The actress reveals a surprising new role on the horizon.

Tilda Swinton is, without a doubt, a fascinating character. She has refused to play by the rules of Hollywood, and instead has created a unique career path that defies expectations at every turn. Most recently, Swinton has been receiving rave reviews for her turn as a despondent mother of a troubled child in the indie flick We Need to Talk About Kevin, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and an anticipated nomination for the Oscar as well. The New York Times profiled the actress as part of their coverage of the best performances of 2011. Read More

Ricky Gervais Returns As Golden Globes Host – I, For One, Am Glad!

Rolling Stone
Ricky Gervais Returning as Golden Globes Host
Despite controversy, comedian will emcee the awards show for the third time
by: James Sullivan

Ricky Gervais at the 2007 BAFTAs
Image via Wikipedia

Comedian Ricky Gervais, who has taken plenty of criticism for his relentless jokes about Hollywood celebrities in past hosting gigs for the Golden Globes, has nevertheless been asked back as the host of this year’s show. The Golden Globes tweeted news of the agreement today.

Some representatives of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which produces the annual awards show, were less than eager to invite the comedian back for a third time. “While many welcome Gervais’s return, not everyone is happy with the decision because last year his blunt one-liners targeting big-name celebrities caused anger and resentment in some quarters,” reads a statement on the group’s website. But NBC saw a boost in ratings during the last telecast and reportedly lobbied to bring Gervais back. Read More

GLBT Movie Of The Week #1: X,Y, And Zee (Elizabeth Taylor)

X,Y, And Zee

Imagine Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? set in early ’70s swinging London—caftans, butterflies, boozing, shrieking, rich-hippie decor, and no shortage of bitchy queens. Elizabeth Taylor is Zee Blakeley, the wife of eternally philandering Robert (Michael Caine), in this story of swinging Londoners directed by Brian G. Hutton (Where Eagles Dare). When Robert’s fancy for the beautiful young widow Stella (Susannah York, Tom Jones) threatens to break up her marriage, Zee takes matters into her own hands to try to gain the advantage in their tumultuous relationship. Taylor plays the vulgar, loud and shrewish wife with great relish in the role, her star persona illuminating every scene, making her fun to watch no matter what outrageous lengths she goes to in her bid to eliminate her husband’s mistress. Read More