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The Kaepernick Kareer: Chelsea Handler quits talk show to focus on “activism”

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Chelsea Handler wants to participate in a “more meaningful” way…

Why is this womyn still living in the USA?

From Daily Mail: Chelsea Handler has revealed she will no longer make her money-spinning Netflix talk show as she wants to concentrate on activism.

The comedienne claimed she decided to turn her back on the critically panned program after just two seasons as she is keen to become a ‘more knowledgeable and engaged citizen.’

Indeed she went so far as to cite the election of Donald Trump as a reason for giving up hosting her money-spinning program.

In a statement the limousine liberal said: ‘Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation.’

It is quite the changing of tune for the funny woman, as she previously boasted her show would have the ‘well-roundedness of 60 Minutes but faster, quicker, cooler.’

Chelsea signed a seven year deal with Netflix back in 2014 which would see her release comedy specials, documentaries and, the supposed crown jewel, her new talk show through the streaming service. The deal was estimated to be worth a whopping $10 million.

The self-styled comic now insists she had wider goals than just raking in cash making a talk show.

In her statement she said: ‘I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgable (sic) and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me.

‘My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice and participate in a more meaningful way.’

It is unlikely her show will be greatly missed however, as it holds a woeful 27 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and ‘frequently fails to be smart or funny.’ 

Chelsea said she will instead be spending her time travelling, talking at colleges and has even, ‘joined foirces (sic) with EMILY’s List (a pro-abort PAC) to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.’

She did however insist she will continue to work with Netflix, and claimed she will be making a new documentary where she will ‘engage with people I don’t talk with enough.’

The comedienne was head-hunted by the streaming service, quitting her long-running E! show Chelsea Lately in 2014 to make the move.

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Hollyweird celebrities urge you to #RejectheNRA

These idiots probably believe that “silencers” really work like they do in their stupid movies.

Until Hollyweird celebrities decide to end their own #waronwomen in their industry, they can get bent with their feelings about the Second Amendment. #RejectHollywood.

From Yahoo: Celebrities are banding together to #RejectTheNRA in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting — the deadliest to date on U.S. soil — and they have a very specific plan to do so.

Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, John Slattery, Sheryl Crow, and Adam Scott are some of the stars featured in a new PSA that targets efforts to roll back safety laws on gun silencers and concealed carry reciprocity legislation.

The Creative Council for Everytown for Gun Safety, which Moore started in 2015, announced a plan to send one million phone calls to Congress until the next vote in 2018 to urge representatives to reject the agenda of the National Rifle Association. The PSA offers simple instructions on how to do so by connecting callers with Everytown, the gun advocacy nonprofit, and guidelines on what to say.

Other celebrities joining the new PSA include Jack Antonoff, Kathryn Hahn, Samuel Harris, Zazie Beetz, Cynthia Rowley, Natalie Morales, Moby, and Laura Dern. All of them urge Congress to oppose the SHARE Act, which, as they say, would “roll back gun silencer safety laws” and “could make mass shootings even more deadly.” They also highlight concealed reciprocity legislation, which would allow gun owners to carry firearms across state lines.

“I feel really strongly that the time has come to reject the NRA’s dangerous agenda and put the safety of all Americans first,” Beetz and McCarthy said in the video. “We should not make it easy for people with dangerous histories to buy silencers,” Moore added.

Moore was incited to be a gun control advocate by the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 children and six adults fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012.

“At that moment, it felt ridiculous to me, and irresponsible as a parent and as a citizen, that I was not doing something to prevent gun violence,” she explained in an essay. “Simply keeping the news away from my child was putting my head in the sand. I wasn’t helping her, or anyone else, by doing that. So I decided to learn more.”

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Traitor Jane Fonda says she’s not proud of America

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From Fox News: Jane Fonda made it clear she is not proud of America.

During a recent interview with the BBC, Fonda was asked, “Are you proud of America today?”

The actress was very quick to reply with a hard “no.”

“But, I’m proud of the resistance,” she elaborated. “I’m proud of the people who are turning out in unprecedented numbers and continue over and over and over again to protest what Trump is doing. I’m very proud of them, that core.

During the same interview, the 79-year-old was asked if she had a “sense of regret” for her visit to North Vietnam in 1972.

The “Grace and Frankie” star said while she doesn’t “regret going to Vietnam,” she does regret appearing at an anti-aircraft ceremony that made her appear to be “siding with the enemy.”

“The thing that I regret is that on my last day there, I made the mistake of going to a ceremony at an anti-aircraft gun,” she added. “It wasn’t being used. There were no airplanes or anything like that. There was a ceremony. I was asked to sing and people were laughing and so forth and I was led, and I sat down. And then I got up and as I walked away, I realized, ‘Oh my gosh. It’s going to look like I am against my own country’s soldiers and siding with the enemy, which is the last thing in the world that was true.

She added, “I’m proud that I went. It changed my life all for the good.”

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Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg says “everybody knew” about Weinstein

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Scott Rosenberg (r) now eternally sorry he didn’t say anything about his buddy Weinstein

So many, many “brave” folks coming forward now to discuss Weinstein’s sexual harassment. What a shame no one had the gall to stand up to him. Guess a soul-selling career is more important than Hollyweird’s #waronwomen.

From Daily Mail: Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg claims that everyone knew about about Harvey Weinstein – despite many in Hollywood claiming not to have known about his history of sexual harassment when the scandal first broke.

Rosenberg, who worked for Weinstein at Miramax Films during what he described as the ‘Golden Age’, penned a lengthy Facebook post on Monday weighing in on the Weinstein drama.

‘Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: Everybody-f***ing-knew,’ Rosenberg wrote in the post, which appears to have now been taken down.

The Beautiful Girls writer clarified that while the allegations of rape had come as a shock, most were aware of a ‘pattern of overly aggressive behavior that was rather dreadful’.

‘We knew about the man’s hunger; his fervor; his appetite. There was nothing secret about this voracious rapacity; like a gluttonous ogre out of the Brothers Grimm. All couched in vague promises of potential movie roles. (And, it should be noted: there were many who actually succumbed to his bulky charms. Willingly. Which surely must have only impelled him to cast his fetid net even wider),’ he wrote.

‘But like I said: everybody-f***ing-knew.’

Rosenberg noted that the Weinstein brothers gave him his career by making his first two movies – Beautiful Girls in 1996 and Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead in 1995.

‘Do you know how I am sure this is true? Because I was there. And I saw you. And I talked about it with you. You, the big producers; you, the big directors; you, the big agents; you, the big financiers,’ he said.

‘And you, the big rival studio chiefs; you, the big actors; you, the big actresses; you, the big models. You, the big journalists; you, the big screenwriters; you, the big rock stars; you, the big restaurateurs; you, the big politicians. I saw you. All of you.God help me, I was there with you.

‘Again, maybe we didn’t know the degree. The magnitude of the awfulness. Not the rapes. Not the shoving against the wall. Not the potted-plant f*cking. But we knew something. We knew something was bubbling under. Something odious. Something rotten.’

Rosenberg admitted to staying quiet while Weinstein continued to throw lavish parties and make everyone’s movies.  

‘And for that, I am eternally sorry. To all of the women that had to suffer this… I am eternally sorry,’ he said.

‘I’ve worked with Mira (Sorvino) and Rosanna (Arquette) and Lysette (Anthony). I’ve known Rose (McGowan) and Ashley (Judd) and Claire (Forlani) for years… Their courage only hangs a lantern on my shame. And I am eternally sorry to all those who suffered in silence all this time. And have chosen to remain silent today.’

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Another Hollyweird project to Boycott: Facebook’s “Five Points” with Kerry Washington producing

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Kerry Washington promoting abortion on her TV show Scandal

Kerry Washington has only one perspective: That of a rabid proggie. From the Daily Beast (in 2016):

“Four years ago, acclaimed actress Kerry Washington penned a stirring op-ed for The Daily Beast about why American women should support the reelection of President Barack Obama.

President Obama knows the importance of women’s rights and women’s health. He was raised by a single mom, and he has been surrounded by smart, strong women ever since—he’s married to one and he’s a father of two. So for our president, women’s issues aren’t just political, they’re personal for him as well,” she wrote.

On Friday night, less than two months away from the general election, a pregnant Washington made an appearance on HBO’s late-night talk show Real Time with Bill Maher in order to make another plea to American women: vote for Hillary Clinton over women-bashing Donald Trump.”

That was rather rich considering that the real #waronwomen exists in Hollywood.

Kerry has appeared in the TV show Scandal as Olivia Pope. In 2015, her character had an abortion. From the Washington Post:

So Thursday night’s “Scandal” stunned quite a few viewers when D.C. fixer Olivia Pope had an abortion, a storyline that came out of nowhere. The audience had no idea that Olivia, finally together with President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), was pregnant. Fitz didn’t even know she was pregnant.

In the middle of the episode, viewers suddenly saw Olivia arrive at a medical office and then lie down on an operating table as a doctor began the procedure. There was no dialogue from Olivia — just the sound of “Silent Night” playing in the background, along with voice-over of Olivia’s father Rowan (Joe Morton) delivering this speech in another scene:

“Family is a burden … a pressure point, soft tissue, an illness, an antidote to greatness. You think you’re better off with people who rely on you, depend on you, but you’re wrong, because you will inevitably end up needing them, which makes you weak, pliable. Family doesn’t complete you. It destroys you.”

“It’s (the abortion) not spoken of in the episode at all,” Beers said. “It just happens, there’s no lead-up.”

“That’s what I thought was so brilliant about it,” Goldwyn added.

Expect Kerry’s new show to push another liberal agenda. And seeing how the show is based in Chicago, I would not be surprised if that agenda was gun control.

From Variety: Facebook is continuing its push into scripted programming with an order for a drama series that boasts “Scandal” star Kerry Washington among its executive producers, Variety has learned exclusively.

Titled “Five Points,” the series is set on the South Side of Chicago and takes a look at high school students from five unique points of view. When a life changing event occurs, all of these different perspectives will be necessary to understand the truth. The cast currently includes “CSI: Cyber” alum Hayley Kiyoko and actress and model Madison Pettis. It will air on Watch, Facebook’s new platform for original shows.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Indigenous and Facebook in order to tell this important, thought provoking and compelling story,” Washington said.

The series was created by Adam Giaudrone, who will serve as writer and executive producer. Along with Washington, Jon Avnet and Jake Avnet of Indigenous Media will also executive produce with Indigenous’ Sage Scroope and Ben Fast will also producing. Rodrigo Garcia and Thomas Carter will also executive produce, with Carter also directing the 10-episode series. Indigenous Media is the studio. Pilar Savone, executive vice president of development and production for Washington’s Simpson Street Productions, will also executive produce.

“We are thrilled to have the incredibly talented Kerry Washington join our producing team,” said Jon Avnet, co-founder of Indigenous Media. “Her strong perspective coupled with Thomas Carter’s gifted direction will take ‘Five Points’ to the next level.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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Woody Allen calls Weinstein claims “very sad for everyone involved”

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This. Is. Rich.

Allen isn’t interested in anyone’s “horror stories,” just making movies. Pretty much sums up Hollyweird’s desire to coverup for a predator.

From Hollywood Reporter: Woody Allen has opened up to the BBC about the sexual harassment and assault allegations made against Harvey Weinstein.

The filmmaker, whose latest movie, Wonder Wheel, premiered at the New York Film Festival on Saturday night, told the British media outlet that he’d heard rumors of improper conduct by the mogul but, “No one ever came to me or told me horror stories with any real seriousness. And they wouldn’t, because you are not interested in it. You are interested in making your movie.”

Beyond that Allen said he’d never heard any allegations of rape and sexual assault made against Weinstein.

“But you do hear a million fanciful rumors all the time. And some turn out to be true and some – many – are just stories about this actress, or that actor,” Allen said.

He added that he found the allegations against Weinstein, “very sad for everybody involved.”

“Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up,” Allen said. “There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that.”

He also said he hoped that the allegations would lead to “some amelioration,” but cautioned, “You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That’s not right either.”

“But sure, you hope that something like this could be transformed into a benefit for people rather than just a sad or tragic situation,” Allen said.

Allen worked with Weinstein on a number of movies including 1994’s Bullets Over Broadway, 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite, 1996’s Everyone Says I Love You and 1998’s Celebrity, all of which were distributed by Miramax. Allen’s 2008 film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, was released by The Weinstein Company.

Allen has faced his own sexual assault controversy, accused of molesting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, which he’s repeatedly denied.

Still, others, like Allen’s son with Mia Farrow, and Dylan’s brother, Ronan Farrow, have supported Dylan’s allegations. Ronan Farrow is the author of the New Yorker exposé that revealed more alleged instances of sexual harassment and assault by Weinstein, including three women who accused the mogul of raping them.

Allen’s Wonder Wheel is being distributed by Amazon Studios. That company’s vp, Roy Price, has also been accused of sexual harassment and was this week suspended in the wake of a claim from one of the company’s producers.

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Knew for decades: Colin Firth feels “shame” for not speaking up about Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein and Colin Firth (r). Colin’s conscience catching up with him now.

A Brit actor across the pond knew of Weinstein’s behavior from the early 1990s? Don’t tell me that those in Hollyweird “had no idea.”

From Daily Mail: Colin Firth has admitted regret after keeping mum when actress Sophie Dix opened up to him about abuse she suffered at the hands of the disgraced movie mogul decades back.

Speaking with The Guardian on Friday, the talented actor said that Dix, his co-star in 1993’s The Advocate (called The Hour of the Pig in the U.K.), had opened up to him about a horrifying run-in with the film executive, which she told the paper earlier this week occurred in 1990.

The 57-year-old actor won his only Oscar for playing King George VI in The Weinstein Company’s The King Speech. 

‘She told me she had had a distressing encounter with Harvey Weinstein,’ Firth told the newspaper. ‘I don’t think she went into all the horrific detail I’ve read in her interview. But I remember her being profoundly upset by it. To my shame, I merely expressed sympathy … I didn’t act on what she told me.’

Firth said that Dix’s revelation to him came ‘a long time ago,’ adding, ‘I don’t know if she remembers telling me, but the fact that I had that conversation has come back to haunt me in the light of these revelations,’ as Weinstein has been accused by at least 30 women in the entertainment industry of sexual abuse and harassment.

Amid ongoing speculation over who knew what around Tinseltown regarding the producer’s decades of alleged misdeeds, Firth said Dix’s story was ‘only direct account of this kind of behavior by Harvey Weinstein that’s ever been told to me.’

Dix earlier this week said that Weinstein assaulted her at a London hotel in 1990 when she was 22, pushing her on a bed and trying to take her clothes off. After she locked herself in a bathroom, she later opened it up to see Weinstein ‘standing there masturbating.’

She said the incident left her depressed and stifled a promising movie career, adding, ‘I decided if this what being an actress is like, I don’t want it.’

Dix told the paper her attempts to expose the assault was met with ‘a wall of silence.’

Firth initially told the newspaper this week that he felt nauseous as he witnessed the flood of stories about Weinstein, describing the producer as ‘a powerful and frightening man to stand up to. ‘Those of us who didn’t act on our one bit of knowledge – and especially those of us who went on to work with Weinstein – have that on our conscience.’

He lauded Dix for her courage, noting he was ‘extremely pleased that Sophie is speaking out after so many years.’

Dix told the paper on Friday in response to Firth’s initial statement: ‘I am delighted Colin has spoken and I remember him being very supportive at the time.’

As Weinstein initially admitted to unprofessional behavior that has ’caused a lot of pain,’ his rep this week said that he steadfastly denies ‘any allegations of non-consensual sex.’

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