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The investigation of the tragic death of second assistant camerawoman Sarah Jones continues, and a lot of people are starting to wonder who should really take responsibility for this horrible accident? Could it have been avoided? The investigation, which might turn toward negligent homicide, will tell. First, the circumstances surrounding Jones’ death are dodgy, at best. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones and other members of the “Midnight Rider” crew were shooting on live train tracks on February 20th, and they were told that if a train appeared, they would have only 60 seconds to escape to safety. 60 seconds. With cameras and who knows what else. Almost sounds like  [ Read More ]

Categories: DAILY SHOCK, MOVIES, NEWS

Disney Exec Anne Sweeney Steps Down

Posted by monique On March - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
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Co-chair of Disney Media Networks. President of Disney/ABC Television Group. These might sound like dream jobs, the final goal, the Holy Grail in the world of entertainment (or any world). But, for Anne Sweeney, these jobs are just another chapter in her ever-changing life. Sweeney graces the March 21-28 cover of The Hollywood Reporter, where she explains why she decided to leave Disney after an 18-year-long career. Mostly, it all comes down to passion. Throughout her interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sweeney reiterates how much she loves and has loved Disney, and that her break with the $12 billion television dynasty is not ill-willed or linked to a broken relationship  [ Read More ]

Categories: DAILY SHOCK, NEWS
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See President Barack Obama like you’ve never seen him before! Don’t worry–it’s nothing salacious or something horrible. But you will see him flex his deadpan comedic chops on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.” The web short featured the President get awkwardly interviewed by Galifianakis to hilarious effect. A lot of the time, Galifianakis will take the mick out of his guests, and the President is no exception to the rule. But the President also gets tons of digs at Galifianakis, particularly when it comes to “The Hangover” films. So why was President Obama on Funny or Die? He was doing what he has been doing for  [ Read More ]

Bette Midler to Perform at The Oscars

Posted by monique On February - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
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Anyone ready for some old-school entertainment? Bette Midler is ready to give it to you. Midler, a two-time Oscar-nominated actress and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, will perform at the Oscars, announced show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. This will be Midler’s first time performing at the awards ceremony. “We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time,” said Zadan and Meron. “We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening.” Midler received Oscar nominations for Actress in a Leading Role for “For the Boys” and The Rose.” She has recorded 13 studio albums. Her first album, 1972’s “The Divine Miss  [ Read More ]

Kickstarter Apologizes for Security Breach

Posted by monique On February - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
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Popular online fundraising website Kickstarter reported a security breach to its users, making sure to say that no personal account information was stolen. “On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data,” stated Kickstarter CEO Yancy Strickler in a post that was sent out to Kickstarter users. “Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.” “No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers,” Strickler stressed. “There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on your account.” However, the company  [ Read More ]

Categories: DAILY SHOCK, NEWS

Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay in Time to THRIVE Speech

Posted by monique On February - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
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Ellen Page has made headlines with her discussion about her sexuality. The actress opened up about her sexuality during a speech at the inaugural “Time to THRIVE” conference in Las Vegas, an event organized by LGBT group The Human Rights Campaign. Page started out her speech discussing trying to push back against the “crushing standards” Hollywood places on the public. “Standards of beauty, of a good life, of success, standards that I hate to admit have affected me,” she said. “You have thoughts planted in your head, thoughts you never had before, that tell you how you have to act, how you have to dress, and who you have to  [ Read More ]

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Shirley Temple

Movie fans the world over are saddened by the death of Shirley Temple, the legendary child star of the 1930s who went on to become a U.S. diplomat. According to Entertainment Weekly, Temple, best known for her films like “The Little Princess,” began working as an actress at the age of 3. She signed her first contract with Fox at age 5 and went on to become a huge success. Her starpower extended well beyond the silver screen; her image was featured on breakfast cereals, dolls, records, magazines and tons more merchandise. Of course, her name is also attached to the classic non-alcoholic drink ordered in bars everywhere. Temple retired  [ Read More ]

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Jennifer Lawrence Gets Drawn in Fame: Jennifer Lawrence

Posted by monique On February - 4 - 2014 0 Comment
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Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lawrence has now been immortalized in comic book form! Bluewater Productions is releasing the latest addition to their “Fame” series, “Fame: Jennifer Lawrence.” The 32-page comic book will be available in print as well as digitally and, for the first time ever in Bluewater’s history, as an animated interactive comic book. Thanks to a partnership with Authorly, the book has been turned into an app that allows readers to engage with the book through “audio hotspots” that play sound effects and video clips. Narration, word-by-word highlighted text, basic animation, background music and much more are included in this interactive version. The comic book biography was written by  [ Read More ]

Categories: DAILY SHOCK, NEWS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1

This weekend, the “Harry Potter” community became a shocked, outraged, irritated and highly disturbed group of people. Why? Because J.K. Rowling, the famous author of the books about The Boy Who Lived, became the talk of the internet after admitting that she put Harry’s bookish friend Hermione Granger with the wrong guy. She said that instead of being with Harry’s best friend Ron Weasley, Hermione should have been with Harry himself. According to several sources, including Entertainment Weekly, Rowling discussed her regret over Hermione and Ron relationship during an upcoming interview that was teased in the Sunday Times. “I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” she  [ Read More ]

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People are really over Justin Bieber, so much so that they are signing a petition to get him deported back to Canada! According to Entertainment Weekly, more than 100,000 people have signed a “We the People” petition to get the White House to review the possibility of getting Bieber out of the United States. You can tell people are really tired of Bieber’s antics since the petition was only created a week ago, and already it’s passed the 100,000 signature threshold. Bieber is described in the petition as “threatening the safety of our people” and is also “a terrible influence on our nation’s youth.” Since the signature threshold has been  [ Read More ]

Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s next project was supposed to be the western “The Hateful Eight,” but unfortunately for Tarantino fans, that movie now won’t see the light of day. The film isn’t being shelved for regular movie-making reasons, such as finding the right stars or having enough money. It’s being shelved because someone thought it was a good idea to leak the script. According to Entertainment Weekly, a source close to the director has confirmed that the film’s screenplay was leaked, leading to the decision to shelve the film. Tarantino himself told Deadline that he found out about the leak when his agent, Mike Simpson, started getting calls from other agents wanting  [ Read More ]

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Beyoncé Writes Essay on Gender Equality

Posted by monique On January - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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There are a lot of people who are vying for gender equality, but one of the most high-profile is Beyoncé, who has now used her star power to help highlight the issues facing both women and men. According to Entertainment Weekly, Beyoncé has written an essay for The Shriver Report, a “groundbreaking investigation into the millions of women who are doing it all and barely scraping by[.]” The report “combines research, analysis and ideas from the nation’s top academic institutions and think tanks, essays by leading thinkers, stories of real women struggling with our modern economy, and a comprehensive poll.” And now, the report includes the likes of King Bey  [ Read More ]

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Actor James Avery of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Fame Dead at 65

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 1 - 2014 0 Comment
Actor James Avery of The Fresh Prince Fame Dead at 65

Actor James Avery, who is most well-known for playing Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s NBC sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” died yesterday from complications of open heart surgery. The television performer, who was also known for writing television scripts for PBS in the beginning of his career, was 65. After Avery served in the military during the Vietnam War between 1968 and 1969, the actor moved to San Diego, California. While there, he began writing the scripts for the non-profit public broadcaster. The Atlantic City native also wrote poetry for PBS, including the Emmy Award-winning production, “Ameda Speaks: Poet James Avery,” ABC is reporting. While receiving acclaim  [ Read More ]

Fast & Furious Actor Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 1 - 2013 0 Comment
Fast & Furious Actor Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash

Paul Walker, who has garnered fame for appearing in five of the six released ‘Fast & Furious’ films since the original movie was released in 2001, died yesterday in a car crash at the age of 40. The actor’s publicist, Ame van Iden, confirmed his death, but wasn’t able to elaborate beyond the official statements posted on his official Twitter and Facebook accounts. Walker was a passenger in his friend’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, as they were headed to a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide. The event was being held in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, California, about 30 miles north of Hollywood. The event  [ Read More ]

Twerking Fail Video A Hoax Created By Jimmy Kimmel

Posted by monique On September - 10 - 2013 0 Comment
Jimmy Kimmel Twerking Fail Video Hoax

It’s probably still hard to believe, but the viral video of a woman twerking on camera for her boyfriend–which lead to her falling into a table and catching on fire–wasn’t real. It was created by the last person anyone would have expected–Jimmy Kimmel. The woman in the video was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night and at first, it was assumed she was skyping in from her location in her apartment. But, she unbenknownst to the audience, she was actually behind a curtain on stage. The audience was later surprised to find out that the woman is a stuntwoman and was asked to do the video for Kimmel.  [ Read More ]

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