Two time Academy Award winner Sean Penn, Academy Award nominee Jim Carrey and Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro are MGM's choices to star as Larry, Curly and Moe in their Farrelly Brothers-directed relaunch of The Three Stooges.
Yes, really. Sean Penn, who might have seemed the least likely of the
three, is the first to be signed, and Carrey and Del Toro are in
negotiations. Jim Carrey is also planning on gaining 40 pounds to
acquire the physical look of Curly. These casting choices are
remarkably inspired, with Penn in particular actually bearing a
remarkable facial resemblance to Larry Fine. Benicio Del Toro's gruff
demeanor can also easily be seen as translating quite easily to the
role of Moe Howard, the Stooges' eye-poking and face-slapping leader.
The Farrelly Brothers have been trying to get their dream project, The Three Stooges
(which is not a biopic, but a modern relaunching of the characters in
comedic misadventures) for a decade now, with the project formerly
being at both WB and Columbia before landing at MGM. Production is
expected to start this fall, 2009 in time for a release in 2010. Source.
I've always enjoyed WW2 films. I never tire of watching the Nazis get defeated at the hands of freedom. But this film takes that idea to the hilt.
The first trailer of Quentin Tarantino's latest film, which stars Brad Pitt as a Nazi-killing commander, was released today.
Inglourious Basterds sees Pitt play commander of the unit Lt Aldo Raine who sets about on a mission to kill and dismember Germans during the Second World War.
The film – inspired by 1978 Italian war movie The Inglorious Bastards – follows a band of Jewish-American soldiers dropped into France to spread terror among the Nazi occupiers.
Westminster Cathedral Mr Thompson, a practising Catholic, said there
was “a growing nervousness about discussion about Islam and its
relationship to the traditions and values of British and Western
society as a whole”.
He said that the BBC and other major
channels “have a special responsibility” to ensure that debates about
“faith and society” and about any religion “should not be foreclosed or
One would think that was obvious, wouldn't they?
By having to explain to journalists that Islam is be treated as all other religions proves what anti-jihadists have been saying along, that Islam is getting a free ride from the press.
“There’s no doubt about it, the BBC will let vicar gags pass but they would not let imam gags pass.”
said the BBC might pretend that this hesitancy had something to do with
moral sensibilities. “But it isn’t. It’s because they’re scared.”
said the situation was so bad that even everyday sayings were frowned
upon: “I wanted to use the phrase ‘Mohammed came to the mountain’ and
everybody said, ‘Oh, just don’t! Just don’t! Don’t go there!’
was nothing to do with Islam, I was merely referring to the old
proverb, ‘If the mountain won’t come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to
the mountain’. And people said, ‘Let’s just not!’ It’s incredible.”
I'm not a graphic novel reader myself, but this looks interesting.
JW: The main character in The Infidel, the upcoming graphic novel by the ex-Muslim Bosch Fawstin, is another ex-Muslim cartoonist. The one who is a character in the book creates "Pigman," a ruthless counter-jihad superhero, as a response to 9/11. His creating the Pigman comic book brings him face to face with the enemy: his born-again Muslim brother, who has become a jihadist.
Here is Pigman's principal enemy, SuperJihad.
What we have is propaganda. The frontpage of the New York Times
today has four stories above the fold: A panel on the overhaul of Iraqi
police will report "Deep Failures" (lead story); A company is accused
of getting contracts in Iraq through bribery; Sectarian strife in Iraq
is bad. The American Cancer society -- a tax exempt organization -- is
going to spend its entire $15 million advertising budget not on
advising individuals how to reduce their risks associated with cancer
but to promote socialized medicine. That's the news folks. The
impressive successes of the surge in Iraq? Fuggedaboudit. The growing
menace from Iran? Fuggedaboudit. The dicey political situation in
Pakistan that could make it a nuclear Islamist power? Not important.
What's important is running up the white flag in Iraq, and giving it to
Iran to create a new caliphate and a massive terrorist base. Oh, yes,
and electing the Democrats who will make all this possible.
On your left, the lovable Homer Simpson. Dressed comfortably and smiling as he hoists his large doughnut in utter joy. On the right, is a naked guy with a boner and a club. Who would you trust?
A 180 foot image of Homer Simpson has been painted into the hillside,
next to the famous fertility symbol - the Cerne Abbas giant - in
Dorset. Pagans are not happy with the new addition to the hillside, and
plan some 'rain magic' to get it washed away. Video.
I think if I was an upset pagan I would get some magic green spray paint, or a magic lawyer, or just wait a couple of weeks when the promotion is long forgotten.
Deaf, dumb and blind to jihad. The AP sees eight young Muslim men attempting violent jihad as "diverse". I guess the 9/11 hijackers were a diverse group as well. Gee, if only there were some commonality to these terrorists so we could figure out what's going on.
They had diverse backgrounds, coming from countries around the globe,
but all shared youth and worked in medicine. They also had a common
goal, authorities suspect: to bring havoc and death to the heart of
The eight people held Tuesday in the failed car bombing plot include one doctor from Iraq and two from India. There is a physician from Lebanon and a Jordanian doctor and his medical assistant wife. Another doctor and a medical student are thought to be from the Middle East.
All employees of the United Kingdom's National Health Service, some worked together as colleagues at hospitals in England and Scotland, and experts and officials say the evidence points to the plot being hatched after they met in Britain, rather than overseas.
MSNBC host Joe
Scarborough discusses Fred Thompson's wife on air with CQ's Craig
Crawford during the June 1, 2007 broadcast of his "Morning Joe" show
and suggests she "works the poll."
SCARBOROUGH: Have you seen Fred Thompson’s wife?
CRAWFORD: Oh, yeah.
SCARBOROUGH: You think she thinks she works the pole?
CRAWFORD: That’s what a Hollywood career will do for you, I guess.
SCARBOROUGH: What do you mean?
CRAWFORD: You get wives like that.
SCARBOROUGH: I mean, look at that guy. God bless him, I love his voice. But I mean, you know. He ain’t Robert Redford in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
CRAWFORD: Well I would like to see him back into politics because I think he’s a lousy actor
"We plan to distribute the film to any public broadcasting station that
wants it. We'll package it and also produce some sort of discussion to
accompany the film, and give it some context," OPB President Steve Bass
told The Washington Times yesterday.
"There has been a lot of debate on whether this program needed
editing. Some said yes, some no. When you're dealing with an object of
controversy, it is better to let the audience draw their own
conclusions," Mr. Bass said.
"As stewards of the investment in public broadcasting, this
fulfills our responsibility to the taxpayer," CPB President Patricia
Harrison said yesterday.
The often-disquieting 52-minute film explores the struggles of
moderate American Muslims at the hands of their radical brethren and
gives details about a "parallel" Islamist society that is slowly but
surely developing within the U.S. borders. The film was produced by
conservative columnist Frank Gaffney Jr., founder of the Center for
Security Policy, filmmaker Martyn Burke and Middle East scholar Alex
A follow-up to this story, where Opie and Anthony Show featured guest, "Homeless Charlie" vividly describes holding down Condeleesa Rice and raping her. XM has responded by suspending the shock jocks for 30 days. Audio link.
XM Radio deplored the comments aired on "The Opie & Anthony
Show" last week. At the time, the company strongly expressed its views
to Opie and Anthony, and they issued an immediate apology.
Comments made by Opie and Anthony on yesterday's broadcast put into
question whether they appreciate the seriousness of the matter. The
management of XM Radio decided to suspend Opie and Anthony to make
clear that our on-air talent must take seriously the responsibility
that creative freedom requires of them.
As a company, XM provides customers with tools to control what they
listen to on XM. "The Opie & Anthony Show" appears on one of XM's
explicit language channels (XL). Whenever a radio is tuned to an
explicit language channel, the letters "XL" continuously appear on the
screen. XM frequently mentions on its explicit language channels that
the content may be inappropriate for certain listeners and tells how to
"block" channels that feature this type of content.
I think XM did the right thing here, but to downplay the incident by saying it's an "Extreme Language" channel misses the point. The show wasn't offensive because of the language. Opie and Anthony can spew the f-word all they want on satellite radio, "Homeless Charlie" described a brazen and specific act of violence against a sitting Secretary of State. There is no warning label that would make that acceptable.
Opie and Anthony, who last week
apologized for the sex comments, struck a more defensive tone on
Monday's broadcast. They lamented the state of radio and what they
perceived as excessive reactions to comments made by themselves and
other radio disc jockeys.
That's just absurd. To say that NPR would get just a 30 day suspension for one show if it was littered with profanity, explicit sex, and specific threats of violence is truly ignorant. The FCC would come down on them like a ton of bricks. Opie & Anthony were suspended because of public outcry. 30 days from now they will go back to their same routine, sans the rape fantasies.