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Anne Frank Halloween Costume Ignites Outrage Amongst Jewish Community

Anne Frank Halloween Costume Ignites Outrage Amongst Jewish Community
Is Anne Frank an appropriate Halloween costume for your young child, be it a boy or girl? The Jewish community doesn't believe so, and they've made their voice heard. We're only a few weeks from Halloween and the clock is ticking to find the perfect costume to wear for that Halloween party. We've seen a slew of costumes that people found to be offensive this year, including a "sexy" version of Eleven from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Many took offense that the costume was sexualizing a minor while some compared it to the sexualizing of Hermione from Harry Potter and claimed that it really wasn't that big of a deal. But a new costume has come out and polarized social media again, but for an entirely different reason. The new Anne Frank costume for girls has been pulled due to the controversy surrounding the idea to even produce
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Sean Spicer Says He’s Not Going Anywhere After Hitler Mistake as Former Press Secretary Defends Him

Sean Spicer Says He’s Not Going Anywhere After Hitler Mistake as Former Press Secretary Defends Him
Doubling down on his formal apology following his epic Tuesday gaffe, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told Politico that his comments about the Holocaust were a “straight up mistake” – but said he won’t be resigning.

“I made a mistake by trying to make a comparison that was completely wrong,” he told the outlet on Tuesday evening. “I don’t even know how to explain it.”

While condemning the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack last week that killed more than 80 civilians, Spicer compared Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler, suggesting that even the leader of Nazi Germany
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Holocaust Museum Board Member Says He’d Be ‘Honored’ to Show Sean Spicer Around

Holocaust Museum Board Member Says He’d Be ‘Honored’ to Show Sean Spicer Around
A Holocaust Museum board member said he’d be “honored” to walk Sean Spicer through the memorial after the White House press secretary claimed that Adolf Hitler never used chemical gas. Spicer’s comment, delivered on the Jewish holiday of Passover, drew immediate and widespread condemnation, including from Chelsea Clinton who suggested Spicer visit Washington D.C.’s Holocaust Museum. Eric Ortner, a Hollywood producer and member of the Holocaust Memorial council echoed the former first daughter’s thought in a tweet directed at Spicer: “.@PressSec would be honored 2 walk you thru the Holocaust Museum. Just down the street from U.
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Even InfoWars Guy Thinks Sean Spicer Blew It With ‘Historically Ignorant’ Holocaust Comment

Even InfoWars Guy Thinks Sean Spicer Blew It With ‘Historically Ignorant’ Holocaust Comment
You know it’s bad when even the guy who claimed Hillary Clinton ran a child sex ring out of a pizza parlor basement calls you out for being ignorant. Conspiracy theorist and conservative firebrand Alex Jones slammed White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday for saying during his daily press briefing that Adolf Hitler never used chemical gas. “What the hell is that from Sean Spicer?” Jones asked on InfoWars. “Was he being sarcastic? Also Read: Anne Frank Center Demands Trump Fire Sean Spicer Over 'Holocaust Denial' His guest, British conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson, replied: “No, he
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Watch: Sean Spicer Apologizes for Holocaust Comment: ‘Frankly I Used an Inappropriate, Insensitive Reference’

Watch: Sean Spicer Apologizes for Holocaust Comment: ‘Frankly I Used an Inappropriate, Insensitive Reference’
Sean Spicer has offered his third apology in a single day after suggesting that Adolf Hitler did not “sink to using chemical weapons” during World War II.

“I was trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week using chemical weapons and gas,” Spicer, 45, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday evening. “And frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust. I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”

The White House press secretary made the controversial comments during his Tuesday press briefing, where he condemned
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Anne Frank Center Calls for Sean Spicer's Job After Hitler Comment (Update)

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[[tmz:video id="0_2k54dgcs"]] 3:19 Pm Pt -- Sean Spicer has formally apologized for his comments comparing Hitler to Bashar al-Assad. He told CNN Tuesday, "I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust. There is no comparison."  [[tmz:video id="0_v9acpc70"]] Sean Spicer should be fired for saying Syria's president is worse than Hitler ... so says the Anne Frank Center.  The Center's executive director said Spicer's statement is "the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever
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Sean Spicer Defends Hitler Gaffe: ‘Any Attack on Innocent People Is Reprehensible’

Sean Spicer Defends Hitler Gaffe: ‘Any Attack on Innocent People Is Reprehensible’
Sean Spicer has issued a statement after shocking the media landscape by citing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons and then claiming that Adolf Hitler never used them. “In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust. I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable,” the White House Press Secretary said in a statement shared by the Trump administration. Shortly after Spicer’s original comments took Twitter by storm, the Anne Frank
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Anne Frank Center Demands Trump Fire Sean Spicer Over ‘Holocaust Denial’

Anne Frank Center Demands Trump Fire Sean Spicer Over ‘Holocaust Denial’
The Anne Frank Center has demanded that President Donald Trump fire White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for saying in a news conference Tuesday that Adolf Hitler never used chemical weapons. Spicer’s comment, delivered on the Jewish holiday of Passover, drew immediate widespread condemnation, including from Chelsea Clinton who suggested Spicer visit Washington D.C.’s U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum. “On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed million of Jews to death,” the center’s executive director, Steven Goldstein, said in a statement.
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Anne Frank Center Leads Call for Sean Spicer’s Firing After He Said Hitler Didn’t Use Chemical Weapons on ‘His Own People’

Anne Frank Center Leads Call for Sean Spicer’s Firing After He Said Hitler Didn’t Use Chemical Weapons on ‘His Own People’
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is demanding that President Donald Trump immediately fire his White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, after Spicer compared Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler, suggesting that even Hitler didn’t “sink to using chemical weapons.”

Spicer made the controversial comments during his Tuesday press briefing, where he condemned the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 civilians last week. The remarks come amid the Jewish holiday of Passover.

“We didn’t even use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer said. “You had a — you know someone as despicable
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Amazon Video Direct: E-Commerce Giant Reveals Top-Performing Content Partners (Exclusive)

Since Amazon’s launch in May of Amazon Video Direct, the company says users have streamed several billion minutes of video from its partners the service, which is open to any content creator or owner and provides multiple options for generating money from that video.

That’s likely less than the staggering amount of video gushing from the fire hoses of YouTube or Netflix. But Amazon Video Direct content partners say the program represents a noteworthy new platform that is letting them generate incremental revenue. And for the first time, the e-commerce behemoth has released the list of the best-performing movie titles, TV shows and digital partners the service — which Amazon is rewarding with extra cash doled out from a $1 million pool on a monthly basis, through its “Avd Stars” program.

Amazon Video Direct partners have four distribution options: They can make their content available to Prime Video subscribers and
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‘No Asylum’ Review: Anne Frank’s Father Explored In Heartbreaking Documentary

‘No Asylum’ Review: Anne Frank’s Father Explored In Heartbreaking Documentary
Anne Frank’s family did not hesitate to leave Germany. They didn’t linger in the hope that Adolf Hitler would prove to be less dangerous than they feared. In 1933, when the Third Reich rose to power, Otto Frank whisked his family — wife Edith, daughters Anne and Margot — off to Amsterdam, a place that appeared to provide relative safety. This act of temporary rescue, as well as Frank’s subsequent attempts to escape to the United States, provides the foundation for “No Asylum,” filmmaker Paula Fouce’s examination of the 20th century’s most well known refugee family. In 2005, a cache.
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Interview: Sir Ben Kingsley Always Steering in ‘Learning to Drive’

Chicago – The presence of Sir Ben Kingsley – yes, he was knighted in his native Britain – is the first thing that commands a room. The regal and precise actor, who was awarded an Best Actor Oscar for his definitive performance in “Gandhi,” is back portraying a native of India in his latest film, “Learning to Drive.”

The film is a transition story for the two main characters. Darwan (Kingsley) is a Indian Sikh who gained political asylum in America shortly before September 11th. He is a driving instructor, and encounters a new student in Wendy (Patricia Clarkson). The woman is going through a bitter divorce, and is using the potential of learning to drive to gain more freedom. The two disparate souls help each other in essential ways, and at the same time weather the storm of some extreme life changes.

Sir Ben Kingsley as Darwan in ‘Learning to Drive

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Joan Rivers Tributes: Lena Dunham, Samuel L Jackson And More Remember Legend On Twitter

Celebrities are mourning the loss of comedian Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday after complications during a routine surgery.

Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, who worked closely with her mother, was by her side and released a statement announcing the sad news, thanking fans for their support. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon,” Melissa wrote.

Celebrities Remember Joan Rivers On Twitter

Rivers, 81, was steadily working until her death, whether performing stand-up comedy or dishing out various zingers on E’s Fashion Police. Rivers recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote her newest book, Diary of a Mad Diva, which was released in July.

During the interview, Rivers told non-stop jokes, while also recounting her ‘Grandma week’ trip to Italy with grandson Cooper.
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On the scene: Another walkout as Joan Rivers visits 'Letterman'

On the scene: Another walkout as Joan Rivers visits 'Letterman'
Joan Rivers made it clear during a CNN interview last weekend that she wouldn’t take any crap—which is, in a way, exactly what got her in trouble during a visit to the Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday.

EW was on the scene as Rivers summoned her trademark inappropriate humor to make even the seasoned Letterman blanch by making a joke about losing out on a Depends commercial to June Allyson, quipping that the ’50s star would shill the adult diapers by saying, “Hi, I’m June Allyson. While I’m talking to you, I’m taking a dump.
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Five Came Back review – great Hollywood directors and the second world war

Mark Harris's study of the interwoven war careers of Ford, Wyler, Capra, Stevens and Huston impresses Philip French

The two most remarkable film books of last year were both about the ways – mostly craven and temporising – that the American cinema responded to the rise of Nazism: The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand and Hollywood and Hitler 1933-1939 by Thomas Doherty. By a useful coincidence, the first important movie history so far this year, and likely to prove one of the most memorable, is Mark Harris's Five Came Back. His complementary work picks up Urband's and Doherty's studies at that crucial point where the bombs fall on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and Hollywood rolls up its sleeves and swaps the diplomatic velvet glove for a patriotic steel fist. As in his impressive first book, Scenes from a Revolution, a long, detailed study of five 1967 movies that
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The Book Thief review – 'Strange and saccharine'

Based on the bestseller by Markus Zusak, this film looks like a creepy new version of the Anne Frank story

There's an unsettling sort of deja vu to be had in watching this strange and saccharine film, based on the 2005 young-adult bestseller by Australian writer Markus Zusak. I have not read the book, but the film looks like a creepy new version of the Anne Frank story, with the leading character recast as a brave and pretty little Aryan girl; the brutal reality of the Holocaust is not dwelt upon. Sophie Nélisse plays Liesel, a young girl in 1930s Germany who is left to kindly but harassed foster parents Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson) by her fugitive Communist mother. It is this trio's courage and victimhood that take centre-stage. Liesel is forced to join the Hitler Youth, but is secretly disgusted by the Nazis' book-burning displays and conceives
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Who exactly is the The Book Thief aimed at?

What happens when Brian Percival, who's directed Downton Abbey, is let loose on a young-adult bestseller? An unecessarily soapy wartime saga, that's what

I spent all 130 minutes of The Book Thief wondering who exactly its target audience is supposed to be. It's based on a bestselling young-adult novel set in Nazi Germany, but it has a cheesy, saccharine Lifetime Channel feel, like it's one of those made-up art movies the characters in animated sitcoms go and see, the wives weeping, the men all wincing and wishing it were Skyfall.

It's about Liesel (Sophie Nelisse), the orphaned 12-year-old daughter of German communist activists, taken in by a middle-aged couple in 1938. She and the smitten boy next door Rudy (Nico Liersch) join the Hitler Youth and goose-step around town burning books and fetishising der Führer as little twinges of conscience and doubt slowly begin to manifest themselves. Then her adoptive parents Hans and Rosa (Geoffrey Rush,
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Check into the Sanitarium with Our Top 11 Insane Asylum Horror Films

The nut house. The loony bin. Whatever your term for it, we all know it well... the insane asylum. It is one of the more unsettling settings in which a horror film might play out. To celebrate the December 31st release of Image's Sanitarium, we bring you our Top 11 Insane Asylum Horror Films.

As far as honorable mentions, one of my all-time favorite horror moments is in the insane asylum at the end of Psycho when Norman has completely become Mother. As the scene is very short, we kept it off the list and simply gave it an Hm.

Other notable nuthouse films include the Santa-themed sequel Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 and more hillbillies gone awry in Wrong Turn 4. Give us your picks below.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

This film was a turning point for the franchise. In Dream Warriors the Freddy
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'American Horror Story' Writer And Producer Dishes On New Season

'American Horror Story' Writer And Producer Dishes On New Season
An Oct. 9 premiere date has been set for "American Horror Story: Coven," and details have begun to emerge about the new season of the FX drama.

An impressive array of actors -- Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare, Lily Rabe, Gabourey Sidibe, Evan Peters, and Taissa Farmiga, among others -- are shooting the new season in New Orleans, and "American Horror Story: Coven" will depict, at least in part, the efforts of a group of witches to protect, educate and defend their embattled tribe. Bassett's role is that of Voodoo queen Marie Lavaue; Bates will play socialite Madame Lalauria; and Lange (who plays the coven's "Supreme") and Paulson will play mother and daughter.

Even if viewers know the skeleton of this year's story, it's safe to say that they won't be able to predict much of what will happen or what will end up moving,
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Universal Studios Rescued by Teen Star's 'Miracle Movies'

Deanna Durbin ‘saves’ Universal (photo: Deanna Durbin in Three Smart Girls) [See previous post: "Deanna Durbin: Remembering One of Hollywood's Top Stars."] During the Great Depression most Hollywood studios were in dire financial straits, until, as the story goes, one (or more) lucky star(s) made them once again solvent. Mae West is credited for "saving" Paramount; Shirley Temple "saved" Fox; the Busby Berkeley, Ruby Keeler, and Dick Powell combo "saved" Warner Bros.; and the curious mix of King Kong, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers "saved" Rko. So, did Deanna Durbin truly save Universal from bankruptcy? Well, Charles Rogers’ investment company came to the financial rescue of Universal in 1936, but the success of Durbin’s movies surely helped the new management get the studio back on its feet. For instance, according to author David Shipman, Three Smart Girls cost $300,000 — its budget doubled after studio bosses realized they had a hit in their hands — and earned Universal a hefty $2m. (An unspecified
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