The NRA used the Oscars to launch a Time’s Up-themed ad attacking Hollywood and the media

Eliza Relman, provided by Published 12:16 pm, Monday, March 5, 2018 National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch sparked controversy again on Sunday night in a new NRA TV ad. Loesch accused Hollywood stars, athletes, and specific news outlets and members of the media of  "undermining voters' will and individual liberty" and warned that their "time is running out."  The video, a play on Hollywood's "Time's Up" movement, was criticized by Parkland, Florida shooting survivors and others on social media.  National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch sparked controversy again on Sunday night in a new NRA TV ad warning that "time is running out" for members of the media, Hollywood celebrities, athletes, and Democrats whom she accuses of "undermining voters' will and individual liberty." Recommended Video: Now Playing: NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said the gun lobby does not believe the age for purchases should be raised from 18 Media: Los Angeles Times "We've had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news," Loesch said in the minute-long video, calling out "every lying member of the media," "every Hollywood phony," "the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents," and "politicians who would rather let America burn than lose one ounce of their personal power." Loesch named specific members of the media — MSNBC hosts Joy Ann Reid, Mika Brzezinski, and Joe Scarborough — and "those who bring bias and propaganda to CNN, the Washington Post, and the New York Times." "Your time is running out," she said. "The clock starts now." The video, purportedly a promotion for a new show Loesch will begin hosting on NRA TV this month, appeared to be a play on the "Time's Up" movement, a Hollywood-led protest against workplace sexual harassment and misconduct. "The clock's been ticking on the abuse of power," actor Emma Continue Reading

Quite a lineup: Trump, Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity and … the guy from ‘Pawn Stars’?

The speakers lineup for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which begins Wednesday in Maryland, is stuffed with folks from one end of the political marquee. The president and vice president will be there. The president of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, is on the lineup posted on the event’s website, though his appearance hasn’t been highly touted for reasons that are perhaps apparent. Also on the lineup: A man who wanted to be president, Sen. Ted Cruz, and a man in a trademark cowboy hat, former Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke Jr. Conservative media stars will hold forth — Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Jeanine Pirro. Folks are coming from across the pond: Nigel Farage, the prime architect of Brexit, and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the niece of Front National leader Marine Le Pen, the party that lost last year’s presidential elections to liberal Emmanuel Macron. And then there’s the guy from “Pawn Stars.” Rick Harrison co-owns Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, featured in the History channel’s reality show since 2009. He's an entrepreneur, a student of history, and you'll recognize him from the TV show Pawn Stars, where the cast members feel like family, because they are! An honor that Rick Harrison @GoldSilverPawn making the trip from #LasVegas to talk with the activists at #CPAC2018.— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 30, 2018 CPAC: We need you to speak for an hour— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) February 8, 2018 “I’m Rick Harrison (@GoldSilverPawn) and this is ***my*** @CPAC. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I’ve learned after 21 years – you never know WHAT is gonna come through that door.”— Jerry Dunleavy IV (@JerryDunleavy) January 30, 2018 To people who have not seen him on Fox News, fans might not Continue Reading

Women’s March: Read stirring speeches from Viola Davis, Natalie Portman and other Hollywood stars

Clockwise from top left: The crowd at Women’s March in Los Angeles, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty; Emma McIntyre/Getty; Jae C. Hong/AP; Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty) Since last year’s Women’s March, revelations about abuse by powerful men in Hollywood have fueled a national reckoning on the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct. So the entertainment industry’s biggest names had a lot to say Saturday when marking the first anniversary of the protest movement. Several women who have been publicly involved in the Time’s Up organization, which supports women who have experienced sexual assault and harassment in various industries, delivered speeches at events in Los Angeles. Viola Davis spoke about how she is “always introduced as an award-winning actor. But my testimony is one of poverty. My testimony is one of being sexually assaulted and very much seeing a childhood that was robbed from me.” Natalie Portman described how she had to adjust her behavior to the environment of “sexual terrorism” she encountered as a 13-year-old. [Clad in pink and vowing to vote, activists around the globe flood streets for another Women’s March] Scarlett Johansson publicly called out James Franco, who has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by several women, when she said “my mind baffles, how could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support to victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” She added, referring to the Time’s Up pin Franco wore at the 2018 Golden Globes, “I want my pin back, by the way.” (While Johansson didn’t mention Franco by name, the comments were aimed at him, her representative confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.) [The woman behind ‘Me Too’ knew the power of the phrase when she created it — 10 years ago] Continue Reading

The biggest Hollywood scandals of 2017

2017 has been one of the most scandal-filled years for Hollywood to date. Mega movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct and the claims spurred a slew of allegations against other top stars. Meanwhile, plenty of other scandals plagued Hollywood throughout the year such as Johnny Depp’s alleged wild behavior and stars’ racy pics leaking online. Here are some of the top scandals from this year, in no particular order. Sex abuse scandals take over Hollywood After Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct in bombshell reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker, more than 50 women came forward with allegations of rape, assault and sexual harassment against him. The revelations spurred a movement that inspired other celebrities – and everyday people – to speak out about their experiences with the hashtag #MeToo. In the wake of the accusations, other Hollywood stars came under intense scrutiny for their alleged past behavior. Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Danny Masterson, Ed Westwick, Dustin Hoffman, James Toback, Charlie Rose, Sylvester Stallone, Jeffery Tambor, George Takei, Steven Seagal, Oliver Stone, Louis C.K., Jeremy Piven and Brett Ratner were all accused of sexual misconduct. In some cases – like with Piven and Spacey – theses stars projects were shut down as a result of the allegations. Some stars, like Louis C.K., admitted to past misconduct, while others, like Weinstein, denied the claims. Kevin Hart caught on tape The married comedian’s dalliance with a weekend fling in Las Vegas was videotaped and reportedly shopped to various adult entertainment companies in September. Hart quickly took to Continue Reading

Bradley Cooper ‘wasn’t expecting’ backlash from conservative fans over Democratic National Convention appearance

"American Sniper" star Bradley Cooper was stunned by the backlash from conservative fans last week over his appearance at the Democratic National Convention. The Hollywood star admits he was surprised by the uproar his visit caused, as some Republicans were clearly outraged by his liberal status since he portrayed right-wing war hero Chris Kyle in the 2014 film. "I was not expecting that," Cooper told James Corden on the "Late Late Show" earlier this week. "Republicans were up in arms that I was there watching the President speak." The 41-year-old, who has been a staple at President Obama's White House events over the years, sparked the commotion when he and model girlfriend Irina Shayk were pictured sitting in the audience during the telecast. Fuming red staters flocked to social media to express their dismay immediately afterwards, with one user sharing a Facebook post from an unidentified author that seemed to encapsulate the conservative outrage. "We all just saw Bradley Cooper, who played Chris Kyle … at the Democratic National Convention. I'm appalled, and extremely disappointed," the post read. The drama didn't ruin the film star's experience at the DNC, however, as he told Corden that he was glad he got to take his mother to witness Obama's speech. "It was just unbelievable," Cooper said. "It was probably one of the last times we're gonna hear him speak. I think he was an incredible president." Continue Reading

Tim Allen: I’m What They Call ‘Fiscal Conservative’

Hollywood star and world-famous comedian Tim Allen explained to Sean Hannity tonight how he compares to Mike Baxter, his conservative character on the hit show "Last Man Standing." "I’m what they call 'fiscal conservative,'" Allen said. "I like problem-solving. And problem-solving usually originates, from my family - there were nine kids and a single mom for a while - and a lot of it was, 'How are you going to pay for this?' My family is all about that. 'How you going to pay for that? Any idea?'" Allen said there's a lot of himself in Mike Baxter, and he and the writing staff of "Last Man Standing" designed the character to be "a very smart Archie Bunker." Allen added that he has received negative notes from network executives about his character going too far, such as calling President Obama a communist. "I do push the button a little bit too hard sometimes," he acknowledged. Watch the "Hannity" interview above. You might also be interested in... Actress Ali Landry's Family Members Kidnapped, Murdered in Mexico $2 MILLION?! Man Can Only Laugh at Unthinkable Verizon Bill One of Bin Laden's Bodyguards Is Leaving Gitmo for Saudi Arabia Army Rejects Appeal of Green Beret Who Stood Up for Afghan Rape Victim Continue Reading


Rosie O'Donnell is about to join "The View," according to our sources at ABC. Barbara Walters will deliver the news tonight as she presents a Daytime Emmy Award, they add. Meredith Vieira is due to replace Katie Couric on NBC's "Today" show at the end of May, upsetting the special chemistry shared by Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Star Jones Reynolds on the nine-year-old show. While it's unclear whether Rosie's role will be permanent, the outspoken comedian might rope in the 2. 5 million viewers she enjoyed every day on her own talkfest, "The Rosie O'Donnell Show. " However, it begs the question of whether there's enough room on that famous couch for Rosie (r.) and her nemesis Star (below). As we've told you, O'Donnell has been a fierce critic of Jones' spin on her weight loss. "Star says she's lost that weight through diet and exercise," O'Donnell said last March, rolling her eyes. "Yeah, I'd like to see that b- do a pushup. " And just last month, on her rosie. com blog, the lesbian comic wrote a poem about the incredible shrinking Star: "Star jones had weight loss surgery/ she had part of her stomach bypassed/ that is how she lost 1/2 herself," O'Donnell wrote. "she refuses to say this/ which is her right/ but we do not have to pretend/ we do not know. " "so star shrinks b4 our eyes/ we know the truth/ but nod as she talks about/ pilates and will power," she added. "i am sure star jones/ beneath the beyonce bravado/ is a scared lil girl/ who grew her body big/ strong and safe. " Jones has got to be worried as well about rumors that she herself might get the ax in coming months (her contract is up in September). "They've talked about having someone of Hispanic background, because that's been lacking," a source told us. "They're usually very deliberate about these things - remember, they tried out at least a dozen people over a period of months after Lisa Ling left before they chose Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The chemistry Continue Reading


Jennifer Aniston had a drama of her own Monday night as she performed on the Broadway stage in "The 24 Hour Plays" at the American Airlines Theatre. Although other stars, like Sam Rockwell, Liev Schreiber, Anna Paquin, Fisher Stevens and Kieran Culkin, all came together to benefit Working Playground, which teaches theater arts to kids in inner-city schools, only Aniston (below) had her own security. The bomber-jacketed bodyguard sprang into action and grabbed a camera as a well-dressed blond pointed it at the former "Friends" star. Several other illicit photogs also took snaps. Aniston's superprotector checked the photos during an intermission - but hadn't seen the video footage the woman had taken when she got her camera back and ran in her studded stiletto boots down W. 42nd St. Bubba followed in hot pursuit. He even jumped in a cab to go after her, but stalled in traffic as the culprit, who probably knows filming a play is prohibited, disappeared into the night. "He travels with her everywhere and is insanely protective," said one celebrity reporter. "I did witness him take down a paparazzi in two seconds! " It might be understandable that Aniston wants protection. She's been like a bug under a sunlit magnifying glass as the press obsesses over whether she's still with Vince Vaughn, her co-star in "The Breakup," as well as her reactions to every joy in ex Brad Pitt's family life with Angelina Jolie. But should the illicit video end up on "The Insider" or YouTube. com, Aniston should have no worries. She was 10 times the actress Julia Roberts was in front of a live audience, a babelicious pro with impeccable comic timing, in Adam Bock's short "Three Girls and Bob. " TV experience worked well for Rachel Dratch, who held the show together in Julia Cho's "The First Tree in Antarctica" as Julianna Margulies collapsed in giggles after flubbing lines. And though Elizabeth Berkley caused titters across the audience as she crammed her script behind Continue Reading

Susan Sarandon, selling T-shirts to fund ‘Deep Run’ documentary on transgender teen, says Hollywood isn’t particularly liberal

Oscar winner Susan Sarandon scoffs at the notion of Hollywood being a liberal fantasyland. In fact, she says, La La Land goes both ways. “Hollywood is not political!” she told [email protected] “Hollywood is about making money.” Fresh off a disaster-relief trip to Nepal, Sarandon is racing to sell enough T-shirts to finance a doc she’s producing — “Deep Run,” the story of a poor North Carolina teen undergoing a gender transition. The shirts have two photos of her character from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” along with the words “Embrace Change” and sell for $23 on Sarandon has until Wednesday to raise money for the film, which has been six years in the works and is due to open in San Francisco on June 26. “Every film either strengthens stereotypes, like sexism or ageism, or challenges it,” she told us of her upcoming doc. “We can call films that challenge the status quo ‘political.’ ” She cites two names as proof that conservatives have been effective in using Hollywood star power to influence politics. “So far, the actors who haven’t been chastised for being political are Republicans,” she said. “You have Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and you don’t get any more right-wing than them.” She also laughs at the idea that being a right-winger in Hollywood is considered a vice. “Why, because there’s a lot of transgender people in powerful positions?” Transgender tales might not make for marketable mainstream movies just yet, but Sarandon credits Bruce Jenner for championing the issue. “Bruce Jenner, God bless him, has started a very public dialogue that’s so important for people to understand,” she said. “I think it’s very difficult to live in a body you don’t identify with, so when you finally find a way to Continue Reading

‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!’ star Ann Coulter says she’s as bad an actress as Lena Dunham, takes shot at ‘Selma’

"Girls" star Lena Dunham and the acclaimed Martin Luther King, Jr., biopic "Selma" suffered a snark attack from a mouthy predator. Conservative pundit Ann Coulter panned her own performance in the upcoming "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" — and in the process took a swipe at Dunham — in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, "I think I'm as good an actor as Lena Dunham, so no," Coulter told the industry trade. Dunham has been a favorite target of the right, over her body size, personal politics and memoir. "Sharknado" producers must have known they were chumming controversy when they elected to cast Coulter as the vice president to "Shark Tank" judge Mark Cuban's commander-in-chief in the third installment of the campy TV movie franchise. "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" is set to debut on the Syfy Channel on July 22. While most Democrats would probably rather take their chances with whirlwinds full of toothy great whites than have Coulter anywhere near the Oval Office, she says she's more than qualified to overact her way through it. "I've been acting for years. I always act surprised when Marco Rubio says something stupid," the 53-year-old Coulter told the Hollywood Reporter. "My greatest acting performance was pretending to enjoy the movie 'Selma.'" The author of "Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole" seemed bemused when asked about the idea that liberals would enjoy (spoiler alert!) her grisly on-screen death. "Let's face it, a fake movie is the only way they could get rid of me," said Coulter. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading