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Tim Allen to tackle PC culture in comedy and colleges as part of a new docudrama

Actor Tim Allen has joined the cast of new movie aimed at disrupting the liberal and PC culture in Hollywood, on college campuses and in comedy. Allen’s “Last Man Standing” sitcom was canceled last year and outraged fans believe ABC pulled the plug because the family comedy highlighted conservative values. ABC denied it was over politics. Allen has signed onto the docudrama “No Safe Spaces” that’s expected to hit theaters in the fall. Fellow comedian Adam Carolla and conservative radio show host Dennis Prager are making the movie to promote free speech at a time they say the entertainment industry, media and college campuses too often shut down or blackball controversial viewpoints. “Nothing kills comedy quite like people who are constantly offended,” Carolla told the Post. “It’s impossible to be funny if we’re not allowed to poke fun at each other and that’s what’s happening with a new generation of people who seem to be offended for a living. “If we can’t have fun with one another than we lose our humanity. If free speech goes, then our basic freedoms will follow soon after.”

Agreed!!  Can’t wait to see this!!  To read more, click on the text above.     🙂

Rapper with song ‘Sell Drugsz’ gets prison for selling drugs

A Rhode Island rap artist whose songs include a tune titled “Sell Drugsz” was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday — for selling drugs. Thirty-year-old Michael Persaud, a.k.a. Montana Millz, pleaded guilty in October to drug-trafficking charges. According to prosecutors, Persaud sold and delivered nearly three-quarters of an ounce of fentanyl and two grams of heroin to an undercover East Providence police detective between October 2016 and February 2017. Authorities added that on at least two occasions, Persaud’s girlfriend drove him to the delivery site. Prosecutors also said that police seized an additional ounce-and-a-half of fentanyl during a search of a Providence home where the mother of one of Persaud’s children lived. Persaud’s lawyer, Matthew Smith, told the Associated Press the sentence was “fair and just.” Prosecutors had asked for a six-year prison term. Persaud also awaits sentencing in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, where a jury convicted him of drug charges this past August.

Hahaha!  One word…Karma.     🙂

Seal Accuses Oprah Winfrey of Enabling Harvey Weinstein: You Are ‘Part of the Problem’

Grammy-winning singer Seal blasted Oprah Winfrey in a searing post to his Instagram account Thursday, accusing the billionaire media mogul and potential 2020 presidential candidate of being “part of the problem” in Hollywood’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse. The 54-year-old “Kiss from a Rose” singer called out Winfrey for her relationship with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of harassing and abusing dozens of women over a decades-long career in Hollywood. Winfrey made two films with Weinstein’s involvement, including 2013’s Lee Daniels’s The Butler and 2007’s The Great Debaters, and can be seen in online photos embracing the fallen mogul. “Oh I forgot, that’s right… you’d heard the rumors but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young starry-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into,” Seal wrote on his Instagram account. “My bad.” The singer included a meme of Winfrey and Weinstein that accused her of being “part of the problem for decades,” and captioned the post with the hashtag, “#SanctimoniousHollywood.” Winfrey fueled speculation that she would make a run for the presidency in 2020 after delivering a fiery acceptance speech Sunday at the Golden Globes, during which she spoke about the #MeToo movement to end sexual abuse and said a “new day is on the horizon.”

How great is this?!?  Kudos to Seal for calling out Oprah on her brazen hypocrisy.  Excellent!!

Moody Blues rocker Ray Thomas dies before Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Ray Thomas, a founding member of British rock group The Moody Blues, has died at 76, months before the band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His music label, Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records, said Thomas died suddenly Thursday at his home in Surrey, south of London. “We are deeply shocked by his passing and will miss his warmth, humor and kindness,” the label said Sunday. “It was a privilege to have known and worked with him and our thoughts are with his family and his wife Lee at this sad time.” No cause of death was given, but Thomas disclosed in 2014 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Born in 1941, Thomas performed in rock and blues bands in the English Midlands city of Birmingham before founding The Moody Blues in 1964 with fellow musicians including Mike Pinder and Denny Laine. The band’s roots lay in blues and R&B, but its 1964 hit “Go Now” was a foretaste of the lush, orchestral sound that came to be called progressive rock. The Moody Blues’ 1967 album “Days of Future Passed” is a prog-rock landmark, and Thomas’s flute solo on the single “Nights in White Satin” one of its defining moments. Thomas wrote several songs for the band, including the trippy “Legend of a Mind” and “Veteran Cosmic Rocker.” Thomas released two solo albums after the band broke up in 1974. The Moody Blues later reformed, and Thomas remained a member before leaving around the turn of the millennium due to poor health. The band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in April.

An honor WAY overdue…  We are very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing.  Thanks for the tunes, Ray.  R.I.P.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, landing the second-best opening ever and slotting in behind only its predecessor, “The Force Awakens,” according to studio estimates Sunday. The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically. Aside from “The Force Awakens” ($248.8 million), the others are “The Avengers” ($207.4 million) and “Jurassic World” ($208.8 million). Accounting for inflation, the debut of 2012’s “The Avengers” would rank just ahead of “The Last Jedi.” “The Last Jedi” is off to a similar start overseas, too, with $230 million in international ticket sales, said Disney. That brings its three-day global haul to $450 million. As anticipated, “The Last Jedi” fell shy of the opening weekend for J.J. Abrams’ 2015 franchise reboot, which eventually grossed $2.1 billion worldwide. But the massive debut not only puts “The Last Jedi” in the record books, it singlehandedly brightens what has been a disappointing year for Hollywood. The weekend was far and away the highest grossing of the year. The opening also gave the Walt Disney Co. the opportunity to flex its muscles on the heels of its deal announced Thursday to purchase 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. As part of the acquisition, Disney will take control of 20th Century Fox, one of Hollywood’s six major studios. Fox, as it happens, was the only studio to open another new wide-release film against “The Last Jedi.” Its family film, “Ferdinand,” was essentially stampeded by “The Last Jedi,” grossing $13.3 million. “Ferdinand” and other upcoming releases will look for more room in the coming weeks, once the “Star Wars” tsunami has waned. While Abrams’ reboot capitalized on a decade’s hiatus for “Star Wars,” Rian Johnson’s sequel didn’t have the same luxury of freshness. It follows not only “The Force Awakens,” but last year’s spinoff, “Rogue One.” That release opened with $155.1 million, and ultimately took in a little more than $1 billion globally. Johnson instead aimed to distinguish “The Last Jedi” by introducing some new tones to George Lucas’ space opera. “The Last Jedi” is more irreverent than previous chapters. The plan has seemed to work. Critics gave Johnson’s film a 93 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences endorsed it, too, with an A CinemaScore. Signaling its faith in Johnson’s course for “Star Wars,” Lucasfilm earlier announced that Johnson is developing another trilogy for the franchise, the first of which he’ll write and direct. Abrams is set to return to direct Episode IX after he was brought in to replace Colin Trevorrow.

I saw The Last Jedi yesterday, and thought it was excellent!  May the Force continue…

Backlash after Chelsea Handler quickly blames Republicans for Texas shooting

In the first hours after the deadly mass shooting at a Texas church, many details about the massacre and the gunman’s identity were still unclear — but it didn’t stop comedian Chelsea Handler from blaming Republicans for the shooting, in a tweet that sparked backlash. “Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans,” the former “Chelsea” host, who has gone after the GOP before on issues such as gun control, wrote. Her comments swiftly received criticism on Twitter with many chastising the star for politicizing the event while it is ongoing. “The bodies aren’t even cold yet and you are politicizing them. You really have a dark heart,” one user wrote. “You’re a hypocrite and part of the problem with your constant tweets of hate that separates the country,” another said. “Does your career depend on you being a vile, callous person, or is that a personal choice?” a user wrote. Others decided not to mince words and simply shared their unabashed thoughts with Handler. “You are a terrible human being,” wrote one. “Are you really that ignorant?” another said.

Yes, she really is.  Chelsea is the poster child for just how out-of-touch, and clueless, the extreme, agenda-driven, liberals are in HollyWEIRD.  She really has no clue how offensive, and offensively stupid/ignorant she is…and how offensive and hurtful her words are.  Instead of some thoughtful, reasoned commentary that might be supportive to the poor folks in Texas trying to recover from this unspeakable evil that happened in their small community, Chelsea used the occasion to grandstand and do the only thing she (and her liberal friends) knows how to do; attack conservatives and/or Republicans…which probably made up the majority of that small church’s congregation, if I had to guess.  Chelsea is a disgusting, self-righteous, elitist moron.  No wonder she got cancelled….twice.

Snoop Dogg stands over Trump’s corpse on new album cover

Snoop Dogg is pictured standing over President Trump’s dead body on the cover of his new EP titled, “Make America Crip Again.” Snoop posted a copy of the cover on Instagram, showing himself holding a party cup while standing over a corpse covered with the American flag and complete with a toe tag reading, “Trump.” It appears to be an homage to Ice Cube’s 1991 cover for “Death Certificate.” “The President says he wants to make America great again. F— that s—. We gonna make America crip again,” Snoop raps on the song “M.A.C.A,” Rolling Stone reported. The rapper, who has spoken out against the president in the past, told the magazine that the album is not meant to be viewed as a political stunt. “It’s not a statement or a political act: it’s just good music. Certain people feel like we should make America ‘great again,’ but that time they’re referring to always takes me back to separation and segregation so I’d rather Make America Crip Again,” the rapper said earlier this month. “In my lifetime, that’s when young black men in impoverished areas organized to help their communities and to take care of their own because society basically left them for dead. “A lot of people glorify the gang-banging and violence but forget that in the beginning, the Crip’s main and sole purpose was to be the reflection of the Black Panthers,” he said. “They looked after kids, provided after-school activities, fed them and stepped in as role models and father figures.” This isn’t the first time Snoop has imagined the death of Mr. Trump. In March, he was filmed shooting a toy gun at a clown dressed as the president in a music video for “Lavender.” Mr. Trump responded to the video on Twitter, writing, “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”

Well, maybe not “jail time,”  But, there certainly would be non-stop hand-wringing, protests, and probably even riots courtesy of the usual list of self-righteous, sanctimonious, entitlement-minded, black, liberal race hustlers (i.e. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, etc. etc.).  And we ALL know it..   Calvin (aka “Snoop Dogg”) is a former member of the Crips gang, and has been in and out of prison for selling and using cocaine, among many other things.  In short, he’s garbage…and yet, he is revered by the liberal entertainment media.  It figures he would idolize the Black Panther Party; a socialist/communist, black, domestic terrorist organization whose members have assassinated cops.  Word..