'Dancing with the Stars' Season 23: 4 Things to Know About Rick Perry

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Republican James Richard "Rick" Perry is the oldest contestant on Dancing with the Stars season 23. The 66-year-old Donald Trump supporter might have a hard time convincing viewers to vote for him, considering his long history of anti-gay statements, among other things. However, the 47th Governor of Texas is determined to use his time on the dance floor to help veterans. Before the politician crosses over to reality TV, here are four things you need to know about Rick Perry.
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20th Black Harvest Film Festival Starts This Friday In Chicago (Lineup)

Just a reminder folks, that the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago, starts this Friday, and ends on Thursday, August 28th.. As mentioned previously (here), on opening night, the festival will be honoring Roger and Chaz Ebert; and, later, during the festival, there will be a special screening of Bill Duke’s "A Rage in Harlem," with Duke himself doing a Q and Aia Skype, after the film (read more on that here). And with some 50 films - including features, shorts and documentaries - that will be screened (the largest number, even in the history of Black Harvest), such as James Richard’s wonderful and endearing feature,...
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Alone Yet Not Alone Opens June 13th In St. Louis

Enthuse Entertainment presents the riveting family-friendly drama, Alone Yet Not Alone. Slated for a broad release in over 200 theaters nationwide June 13, 2014, the flagship production stars Kelly Greyson (Return To The Hiding Place) with Jenn Gotzon (God’s Country, Frost Nixon) and actor/musical artist Clay Walker (Clay Walker: Jesse James).

Last fall the movie was shown at 11 select locations as part of a “sneak peek” week long release (Sept. 27, 2013), achieving the second highest grossing per screen average (combining theater ticket sales with Seatzy ticket sales) in the country. Alone Yet Not Alone banked $11,434 per screen average in its limited release opening in Grand Rapids, Mich.; San Antonio, Houston and Dallas, Texas; Knoxville and Franklin, Tenn.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga. and Colorado Springs, Colo. The Christian audience’s enthusiastic reception helped rank Alone Yet Not Alone as one of the highest per screen average independently released faith-based films to date.
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Rick Perry eyeing another presidential run?

Texas conservative James Richard "Rick" Perry is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. He has served as the longest-serving Governor in Texas history. He has also run for president before, and may be eyeing another run. Perry, 63, announced Monday he won't seek re-election next year to a fourth full term, according to the Associated Press. Perry, a Republican, was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000. Perry had reportedly sent an email to supporters that promised to reveal "exciting future plans" Monday in San Antonio. Perry's previous run for the presidential office died in a debate where Perry remembered that he'd pledged to shutter the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Education
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'In the Heat of the Night': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Sidney Poitier Classic

They called it the "Slap Heard 'Round the World." It happened partway through "In the Heat of the Night" -- a movie released at the height of racial tensions during the Civil Rights Era exactly 45 years ago (on August 2, 1967) -- in a scene where a bigoted Southern cotton plantation owner slaps Sidney Poitier (and Poitier slaps back just as hard). Years of deferential behavior, both from Poitier in saintly role-model performances, and from every black actor ever to perform in a Hollywood movie, halted with a mighty thwack. It's one of the most memorable moments in film history and helped earn "In the Heat of the Night" the Best Picture Oscar that year. Even today, the scene remains brutally effective, a reminder of how much has changed in 45 years, and how much has not. The film -- in which a racist Southern sheriff (Rod Steiger) and a haughty black police
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Man wants to get arrested, holds up bank for one dollar - video

A man has carried out a bank robbery with the intention of being arrested. James Richard Verone walked into a bank unarmed and handed the teller a note reading, 'This is a bank robbery. Please give me $$1', before slumping into a chair while waiting for the police to arrive. Watch Verone speaking to MSNBC below: The unemployed 59-year-old, who has several health problems, committed the crime to receive free healthcare in prison. Verone, who does not have health insurance, has a growth on his chest, two ruptured disks and a problem with his left foot. (more)
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James Gammon obituary

American character actor known for his tough-guy roles in westerns and on television

With a voice that sounded as if it were strained through gravel chipped from his craggy face, James Gammon, who has died of cancer aged 70, had a memorable presence as a character actor in crime films, rural dramas and especially westerns, from A Man Called Horse (1970) to Urban Cowboy (1980), Silverado (1985), Wyatt Earp (1994), Wild Bill (1995) and Appaloosa (2008). Ed Harris, who directed and starred in Appaloosa, said of Gammon: "If he'd been born 20 years earlier he'd have been in every other western ever made."

Gammon had a perpetual squint that could be interpreted as crazy or wise – or both. His best-known role was as the unflappable baseball manager Lou Brown in the comedy Major League (1989). On television, he played Don Johnson's father in the series Nash Bridges from 1996 to 2001. Gammon's ability to reveal an essential weakness, and the
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