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‘It’s Never Ok’: Chelsea Clinton and More Blast Trump’s Alleged Joke That Mike Pence Wants to ‘Hang’ All Gay People

17 October 2017 10:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chelsea Clinton, Josh Groban, George Takei and more big names are voicing their outrage over the recent New Yorker report that President Trump once joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people.

The New Yorker story published Monday cited two anonymous sources who recalled Trump “needling Pence about his views on abortion and homosexuality.”

According to the sources, when the subject of gay rights came up during a meeting with an unnamed legal scholar, the president allegedly motioned toward Pence and joked, “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!”

Neither Pence nor »

- Tierney McAfee

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Late Night Hosts Join Celebrity Reaction to Eminem’s Trump Diss: ‘He Even Found a Way to Rhyme the Word “Orange”‘

12 October 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On Tuesday night, Eminem slammed Donald Trump in a nearly-five minute freestyle rap at the Bet Awards, and it didn’t take long before late night hosts including Jimmy Fallon and James Corden joined in the celebrity reaction to the rapper’s epic Trump diss.

Eminem’s cypher — called “The Storm” — was delivered in a Detroit parking lot, and featured the rapper spewing lines at Trump, calling him a “b—” and slamming him for his comments about Charlottesville, as well as his recent attack on NFL player protests.

Eminem also targeted those who claimed to be supporters of both him and Trump, »

- Maria Pasquini

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Asian American TV Actors Expose the Difficulty of Landing Parts – With or Without an Accent

11 October 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Daniel Dae Kim made headlines this year for leaving “Hawaii Five-0” over issues of pay inequality, and later, for replacing actor Ed Skrein as a Japanese-American character in the big-screen remake of “Hellboy.” Both instances involved how Asian Americans are still underrepresented in the entertainment industry, and it’s an issue that requires more discussion in order to foster understanding of how the so-called “model minority” continues to be marginalized.

It wasn’t that long ago that very few actors of Asian descent were even considered Hollywood stars. In an interview with IndieWire, Kim reflected on the few Asian actors who were his role models growing up.

“The only two that I can think of were Bruce Lee and George Takei. They were the only two,” he said. “I was a big ‘Star Trek’ fan when I was a kid, and I would watch Mister Sulu all the time. Bruce Lee, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Asian American TV Actors Expose the Difficulty of Landing Parts – With or Without an Accent

11 October 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Daniel Dae Kim made headlines this year for leaving “Hawaii Five-0” over issues of pay inequality, and later, for replacing actor Ed Skrein as a Japanese-American character in the big-screen remake of “Hellboy.” Both instances involved how Asian Americans are still underrepresented in the entertainment industry, and it’s an issue that requires more discussion in order to foster understanding of how the so-called “model minority” continues to be marginalized.

It wasn’t that long ago that very few actors of Asian descent were even considered Hollywood stars. In an interview with IndieWire, Kim reflected on the few Asian actors who were his role models growing up.

“The only two that I can think of were Bruce Lee and George Takei. They were the only two,” he said. “I was a big ‘Star Trek’ fan when I was a kid, and I would watch Mister Sulu all the time. Bruce Lee, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Madonna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and More React to Vegas Shooting

2 October 2017 9:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stars from the music world and beyond are mourning the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where a gunman opened fire from his hotel room into the crowd outside, killing over 50 people and injuring over 500 in what is now the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Jason Aldean, the night’s headliner, was performing when the incident began. Videos posted on social media show Aldean singing as very rapid gunfire begins in the background. He can be seen running from stage as he, and the thousands in the crowd, realized what was happening.

Aldean called the scene “horrific,” but »

- Stephanie Petit

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Lady Gaga, Amy Schumer and More Stars Plead for Gun Control in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting: 'Act Quickly'

2 October 2017 2:09 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Many of America’s most influential celebrities are using their platforms to push for change it the wake of the attack on a Las Vegas music festival on Sunday – now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

At least 58 people are dead and over 500 injured after a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The suspect — who is now deceased — has since been identified by police as Stephen Craig Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada. Paddock had at least 19 weapons in his hotel room, »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Celebrities Speak Out About Gun Control After Fatal Shooting in Las Vegas

2 October 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

"Gun Control Now. Enough Already," Billy Eichner declared on Twitter after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing over 50 people and injuring hundreds more.

Since news broke of the horrific incident that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival while Jason Aldean was performing, a number of celebrities have taken to social media to not only offer their condolences to the victims of the attack, but to also speak out about instilling stricter gun control laws in America. 

In addition to Eichner, Lady Gaga, Julianne Moore and Emmy Rossum were among the celebrities to post passionate, take-charge messages following the shooting. The hashtag #guncontrol has also started trending on Twitter. 

Watch: Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Emotionally Address Las Vegas Shooting on 'Live' -- 'There Are No Words'

"Prayers are important but @SpeakerRyan @realDonaldTrump blood is on the hands of those who have power to legislate »

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Las Vegas Shooting: Film Community Sends Their Prayers and Demands Better Gun Control Laws

2 October 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

50 people attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival were killed Sunday night by a mass shooter in Las Vegas. The three-day festival was on its final night when the shooter, identified by law enforcement officials as Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire into the outdoor venue near Mandalay Bay. Police have confirmed that over 200 people have been injured.

Hollywood, along with the rest of the country, is sending their prayers to families of the victims this morning. Many actors have taken to Twitter to send deepest condolences; some celebrities like “Westworld” Emmy nominee aren’t wasting any time in pressing the government to enact stricter gun control laws.

Jason Aldean was performing at the country music festival as the shooting began. With more than five dozen victims, the event is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

My heart is split open for the victims and their families in Las Vegas. »

- Zack Sharf

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Celebrities Slam Donald Trump for Criticizing San Juan Mayor as She Pleads for Help for Her People

30 September 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Celebrities like Lady Gaga, John Legend, and Lin-Manuel Miranda have taken Donald Trump to task after the president criticized San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other Puerto Rican officials who have been pleading for aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

On Saturday morning, the president — while at his golf course in New Jersey — lashed out at what he claimed was “poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help” with hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. territory.

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- Dave Quinn

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Did President Trump Blame Puerto Rico for Its Hurricane Disaster?

26 September 2017 1:22 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It took President Trump five full days to respond after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico — and when he finally did, Twitter wasn’t happy with his choice of words.

Critics have accused Trump of effectively blaming the U.S. territory for its own misfortune after he credited Puerto Rico’s “broken infrastructure and massive debt” with landing the island in “deep trouble” after the hurricane.

“Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble. It’s old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. »

- Tierney McAfee

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Inside 'Star Trek Discovery': The Franchise's Answer to the Trump Era

22 September 2017 5:11 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Walk onto the soundstages at Toronto's Pinewood Studios, a massive complex of airplane hangers jutting out into Lake Ontario, and you'll see transporter rooms, engine rooms and lots of vaguely futuristic hallways. A producer is giving journalists an impromptu tour, pointing out small details like the Malaysian puppets hanging in an officer's ready room and bragging about the creation processes of phasers, badges and alien races.

Walk a little further, and you'll come to a gleaming bridge. A Starfleet commander's seat sits in the middle. There are work stations on both sides, »

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The 3rd Annual Asian World Film Festival Comes to L.A.

21 September 2017 7:58 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Turkey’s Official 2018 Oscar Selection ‘Ayla, The Daughter of War’ will open the Festival on October 25 and George Takei’s ‘Allegiance…The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen’ will close the festival November 2. The festival highlights films from 53 countries across Asia, spanning from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean to Japan, and more.Ayla: The Daughter of War

The Third Annual Asian World Film Festival (Awff) Opening NIght film, Ayla: The Daughter of War was filmed in South Korea and tells a touching story of an orphan girl and a Turkish soldier set during the Korean War.

‘Ayla: The Daughter of War’

The Festival runs Oct 25 — Nov 2, 2017. All films will be screened at the Arclight Cinema in Downtown Culver City (9500 Culver Blvd.) Both the opening and closing night screenings will be followed by a cocktail reception.

To purchase tickets

Director Can Ulkay commented, “It is very important for us to »

- Sydney Levine

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Special Encore Screenings Announced for Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

15 September 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

  “Are you out of your Vulcan mind?” The epic science-fiction adventure “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” returns to the big screen for one more day on Thursday, September 21. Showings are at 2pm and 7pm. This encore presentation of the 1982 classic comes to select cinemas nationwide in response to the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the initial 35th anniversary screenings. ​​​ This presentation of director Nicholas Meyer‘s classic science-fiction adventure — which is celebrating its 35th anniversary — will be accompanied by a newly produced, in-depth interview with William Shatner that will play before each screening.  Tickets are available now at www.FathomEvents.com.

“Making Star Trek II seems like only yesterday,” Shatner said. “Even back then, we knew we were creating something really special, and to have The Wrath of Khan back on the big screen 35 years later is a wonderful testament both to the film itself and to the »

- Tom Stockman

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George Takei to Guest Star on 'Fresh Off the Boat'

13 September 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

George Takei is headed to Fresh Off the Boat.

The Star Trek actor will guest star in the ABC comedy as Bernard, a charming Esl instructor for whom Grandma Huang (Lucille Soong) has a sweet spot.

Fresh Off the Boat will return for its fourth season on Oct. 3. Takei's episode is shooting on the Fox lot this week and will air in late October during a Halloween-themed episode. The single-camera comedy hails from 20th Century Fox TV and is exec produced by Nahnatchka Khan, Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar.

Best known for playing the helmsman of the Starship Enterprise in »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Star Trek Day Celebrated On Twitter: William Shatner Pokes ‘Star Wars’

8 September 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Despite all the grim news from Florida, Happy Star Trek Day anyway — and yeah, that’s apparently a thing, at least on Twitter. Noted fans from Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost to cast members George Takei and the man himself, William Shatner, are tweeting their best wishes on this 51st anniversary of the debut of the TV’s most successful sci-fi franchise. That last stat, by the way, comes from Guinness World Records via Shatner himself, who tweeted it out this morning… »

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George Takei To Exec Produce ‘Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet’; Diane Quon & Joseph Craig Acquire Rights

6 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Jamie Ford’s best-selling debut novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is being developed into a film. Producer Diane Quon announced today that she has acquired the film rights with Joseph Craig of StemEnt as producer and actor/author/activist George Takei as executive producer. "The book tells an intimate love story that is, at once, poignant and sweeping with historic magnitude told against the backdrop of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII," said… »

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Hollywood, Tech Leaders Denounce Trump’s Plan to Scrap Daca: ‘Heartless Prick’

4 September 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood and tech leaders have begun mobilizing following reports that President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or Daca, with a six-month delay. Actor George Takei called the move “cruel, divisive and politically motivated,” while director Rob Reiner concluded: “Unfortunately there is no other way to say this: Donald J. Trump is a heartless prick.” Major tech leaders, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg also decried the move and urged Congress to pass legislation for protection of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Miranda Lambert, Sandra Bullock, Ruby Rose and More Celebrities React to Deadly Texas Floods

29 August 2017 8:26 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Miranda Lambert, Ruby Rose, Sandra Bullock and more of Hollywood and music’s biggest stars are speaking out after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the coastal area of Texas, leaving at least five dead and thousands displaced.

Lambert, 33, took to Instagram Tuesday night to reveal her animal shelter foundation, MuttNation, rescued 72 dogs that day.

“My roommates tonight sure are cute! Mama and newborns that were born this morning,” Lambert wrote in the caption. “Im calling her Ashley after @ashleymonroemusic who just had a baby herself. @muttnationfoundation rescued 72 dogs today who are being transported to dry safe shelters across the country. Thanks for yalls support. »

- Char Adams and Alexia Fernandez

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Red Line 7000

29 August 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It’s finally here in all its glory, the Howard Hawks movie nobody loves. The epitome of clueless ’60s filmmaking by an auteur who left his thinking cap back with Bogie and Bacall, this show is a PC quagmire lacking the usual compensation of exploitative thrills. But hey, it has a hypnotic appeal all its own: we’ll not abandon any movie where Teri Garr dances.

Red Line 7000

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1965 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 110 min. / Street Date September 19, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: James Caan, Laura Devon, Gail Hire, Charlene Holt, John Robert Crawford, Marianna Hill, James (Skip) Ward, Norman Alden, George Takei, Diane Strom, Anthony Rogers, Robert Donner, Teri Garr.

Cinematography: Milton Krasner

Film Editors: Bill Brame, Stuart Gilmore

Original Music: Nelson Riddle

Written by George Kirgo story by Howard Hawks

Produced and Directed by Howard Hawks

Critics have been raking Howard Hawks’ stock car racing epic »

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Jerry Lewis Remembered by Hollywood Friends

20 August 2017 3:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary comedian and performer Jerry Lewis passed away earlier this morning at the age of 91 and the comedy world is paying tribute to the legend through social media. Lewis' career and humanitarian work spanned several decades, which has influenced countless comedians and actors over the years to take up comedy while also supporting worthy causes. Lewis is known just as much for his "Jerry's Kids" telethons where he raised over $2.6 billion dollars for muscular dystrophy research, as he was for his amazing entertainment career.

In addition to comedy and humanitarian work, Lewis was also a singer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He was best known for his slapstick comedy in movies, television and radio and began performing at the young age of 5 with his parents in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. Early in his career he teamed up with Dean Martin and the duo ruled the nightclub scene in »

- MovieWeb

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