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Prince Charles Hilariously Shuts Down Rumor That He Travels With His Own Toilet Seat

Don't mess with Prince Charles! During his royal tour of Australia with wife Camilla Parker Bowles, the 69-year-old royal was hilariously asked to clear up a rumor about himself and held nothing back in his reponse. "Is it true that you carry your own toilet seat when you travel?” a radio host asked Charles to which he replied, "My own what? Oh, don’t believe all that c—p." The radio broadcaster then turned to Camilla, 70, for her to confirm her husband's statement. "So he doesn’t carry his own toilet seat when he travels?" the host asked to which she quipped, "Don’t you believe that!" The funny claim about Charles traveling with his own personal toilet seat apparently originated in Tom Bower's new unauthorized biography, Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles. Charles and Camilla in Australia on April 5. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) In his new book,
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5 Bombshell Claims About Prince Charles in Rebel Prince

5 Bombshell Claims About Prince Charles in Rebel Prince
The new, unauthorized Prince Charles biography has been released. In Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, author Tom Bower details the life of the royal, starting a year before the death of Princess Diana. "This book is the story of Prince Charles' battle for rehabilitation after Diana's death, and his refusal to obey the public's expectations of a future king," Bower writes in the preface of the biography. The book discusses everything from the relationship between Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as the relationship between Charles and his parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. In response,...
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Charles and Camilla Once Plotted to Portray Diana as "Unbalanced and Unfaithful," New Book Claims

Though it's been decades since Princess Diana's tragic death and Prince Charles' remarriage to Camilla Parker Bowles, new details about the trio's tumultuous relationship continue to emerge. In his new book, Rebel Prince: The Power and Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, author Tom Bower has claimed that Charles and Camilla once plotted to publicly portray Diana as "unbalanced and unfaithful" in order for Camilla to be more well-liked. According to Bower, Charles and Camilla worked with their PR rep and assistant private secretary Mark Bolland to devise a plan to attack Diana's image. They reportedly wanted to "demythologize Diana by portraying her as a manipulative hysteric," following her August 1997 death at age 36. Charles and Diana (left) and Charles and Camilla (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images) The couple — who famously had an extramarital affair while Charles was married to Diana — then allegedly worked with author Penny Junor to
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Queen Elizabeth Once Called Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall a "Wicked Woman," New Book Reveals

Well, this must make royal family dinners quite awkward! According to a new book, Queen Elizabeth once called Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall a "wicked woman" and stated she wanted "nothing to do with her" prior to Camilla marrying Prince Charles in 2005. In an excerpt from Tom Bower's Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles recently published by the Daily Mail, the author claimed that Charles went to his mother in the summer of 1998 to discuss his relationship with Camilla and the Queen vehemently disapproved of their romance and the dissolution of Charles' marriage to Princess Diana. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "On that evening she’d had several martinis, and to Charles’s surprise, she replied forcefully: she would not condone his adultery, nor forgive Camilla for not leaving Charles alone to allow his marriage to recover," Bower wrote. "She vented her anger that he had lied
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Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Called Camilla Parker-Bowles ''Wicked Woman'' After ''Several Martinis''

Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Called Camilla Parker-Bowles ''Wicked Woman'' After ''Several Martinis''
In vino veritas! It's no big secret or surprise that Queen Elizabeth II has not been a big fan of her son Prince Charles' second wife Camilla Parker-Bowles—but a new book by British journalist Tom Bower details just how rocky the relationship has been between the two women over the years, calling the royal's icy treatment of Parker-Bowles a "Cold War". The tell-all, titled Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, details a boozy night at Balmoral Castle in the summer of 1998 (a year after Princess Diana's death) when the Queen's silver tongue got the best of her after a few drinks. According to People via an excerpt published in the Daily Mail,...
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New Book Claims Prince Charles Feared the Public Loved Prince William and Kate Middleton More Than Him

Famly feuds are never easy. Even when you're in the royal family. According to excerpts from a new unauthorized autobiography written by Tom Bower called Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, Prince Charles has felt threatened by Kate Middleton and Prince William's popularity over the years. After Charles' eldest son married Kate in April 2011, the couple spent a lot of time in Norfolk to protect their privacy. They also decided to spend Christmas with Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, something Charles seemingly didn't like. "The distance between Highgrove and Norfolk isolated the Prince from his grandchildren, [Prince George and Princess Charlotte], and allowed Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, to take charge," the book states, according to Daily Mail. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Since Charles was angry about William's relocation, he allegedly decided to ignore Carole Middleton on social occasions. "Charles began to fear that he was being usurped by the Middletons,
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New Book Claims Prince Charles Was Threatened by Prince William and Kate Middleton's Popularity

Famly feuds are never easy. Even when you're in the royal family. According to excerpts from a new unauthorized autobiography written by Tom Bower called Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, Prince Charles has felt threatened by Kate Middleton and Prince William's popularity over the years. After Charles' eldest son married Kate in April 2011, the couple spent a lot of time in Norfolk to protect their privacy. They also decided to spend Christmas with Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, something Charles seemingly didn't like. "The distance between Highgrove and Norfolk isolated the Prince from his grandchildren, [Prince George and Princess Charlotte], and allowed Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, to take charge," the book states, according to Daily Mail. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Since Charles was angry about William's relocation, he allegedly decided to ignore Carole Middleton on social occasions. "Charles began to fear that he was being usurped by the Middletons,
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Canon Of Film: ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’

This week, we will be taking a look at Werner Herzog’s ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’. For the story behind the genesis of Canon Of Film, you can click here.

Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans (2009)

Director: Werner Herzog

Screenplay: William Finkelstein

If there ever was a better example of how to show the old adage true that it’s not what the film is about but rather, how it’s about it… Abel Ferrara’s 1992 masterpiece ‘Bad Lieutenant‘, took place on the streets of New York and starred Harvey Keitel as a “bad lieutenant”. He wasn’t even given a name in the film. He did every drug he could, he pulled over women to sexually harass them, he screwed hookers, and gambled large amounts of money. In between, he tries to solve a crime, haphazardly involving the rape of a local nun. I met
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SAG-AFTRA Board Defends Leaders Over Alleged Misconduct

SAG-AFTRA’s national board has rejected allegations of extensive misconduct by its top leaders, following accusations made in April by former SAG president Ed Asner and eight other members.

The board unanimously passed a resolution Sunday saying that the allegations by the United Screen Artists Committee were “either false or completely unsubstantiated,” based on a report by its outside counsel and accountants.

“The National Board that SAG-aftra categorically rejects the allegations and claims of the Usac letter and declines to take any of the actions requested therein, other than making records and information available for review by members as has always been SAG-aftra policy,” the board said.

“Be it further resolved that SAG-aftra urges Usac and its individual signatories to withdraw their potentially defamatory, unsubstantiated allegations against SAG-aftra executive leadership, and Be it finally resolved that the National Board expresses its full confidence in and appreciation for National Executive Director David White, Chief
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Horror Highlights: The Terminator Board Game, Camera Obscura Vinyl Soundtrack Contest, Scream Factory’s 5th Anniversary, Rift

He promised that he'd be back, and Space Goat Productions is making good on the T-800's promise with their official board game based on James Cameron's The Terminator, which is now available to pre-order. In today's Horror Highlights, we're also giving Daily Dead readers the chance to win a Camera Obscura soundtrack on vinyl, and we have details on Breaking Glass Pictures acquiring North American rights to Rift and information on how Scream Factory will be celebrating their fifth anniversary.

The Terminator: The Official Board Game: Press Release: "(June 14th, 2017 - Bellingham, Wa) - Space Goat Productions has launched pre-orders for The Terminator™: The Official Board Game, based off of the iconic 1984 film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pre-orders will be available via Backerkit and will give consumers access to exclusive discounts for 30 days.

The original Terminator Kickstarter made almost 200% of its goal,
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SAG-AFTRRA Board to Ask Outside Counsel to Review Misconduct Allegations

SAG-AFTRRA Board to Ask Outside Counsel to Review Misconduct Allegations
The national board of SAG-AFTRA will ask outside counsel to review recent allegations of alleged misconduct by the union’s leaders.

The board, in a statement passed unanimously on Sunday, also blasted the United Screen Artists Committee for making the allegations.

Variety reported exclusively on Friday that former SAG president Ed Asner and eight other SAG-AFTRA members made the accusations in a “letter of demand,” and promised to file a suit if the policies are not corrected in 45 days.

The letter of demand said that the amount of member money that’s allegedly being withheld is in the area of $1 billion.

“What appeared to be the improper handling of One Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars of monies held in trust is now approaching at least a Billion Dollars, spread out among internal accounts, as well as such entities as Sound Exchange, Afm & SAG-aftra Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, and a
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SAG-aftra Leaders Threatened With Suit Over Alleged Misconduct (Exclusive)

Former SAG president Ed Asner and eight other SAG-aftra members have accused the union’s leadership of extensive misconduct and threatened to file a federal lawsuit if the policies are not corrected.

Variety has learned that the United Screen Artists Committee delivered a letter of demand Friday morning to SAG-aftra headquarters in Los Angeles to National Executive Director David White and President Gabrielle Carteris. The United Screen Artists Committee is the same entity that sued the union in federal court in 2013 over the issue of the union’s alleged mis-handling of $130 million foreign royalties and residuals. That suit was dismissed in 2014.

Carteris issued a blistering response Friday: “It’s time to stop the politics. This group of people should be deeply ashamed. After years of failed attempts to derail the success of this union through deceitful litigation, they are putting our members at risk on the eve of our most important contract negotiations.
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‘Raising Cain’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, Teri Austin, Gabrielle Carteris | Written and Directed by Brian De Palma

One of the reasons I enjoy Arrow Video releases are the love they give to underrated movies. While this is my first time watching Raising Cain, it is fair to say that after watching it I’m surprised it doesn’t get more praise. Maybe the new Director’s Cut that is included will change that… for this release at least.

When Carter (John Lithgow) reports his wife Jenny (Lolita Davidovich) missing to the police, it is soon revealed that her lover Jack (Steven Bauer) may have killed her. When Carter is recognised by an old retired cop though for his likeness to Dr. Nix a discredited doctor believed to be dead, his story comes under scrutiny as does the possible connection to recent
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Blu-ray Review – Raising Cain (1992)

Raising Cain, 1992.

Directed by Brian De Palma.

Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and Amanda Pombo.

Synopsis:

The wife of a respected child psychologist starts to suspect that her husband’s obsession with their daughter’s behaviour may not be very healthy.

Returning to the well of Brian De Palma movies to give their meticulous treatment the wizards at Arrow Video have turned their attention to his 1992 thriller Raising Cain, a movie sandwiched between the disappointing The Bonfire of the Vanities and the brilliant Carlito’s Way in the director’s filmography and a film that was possibly his most blatant nod to Hitchcock – and Psycho in particular – since Dressed to Kill back in 1980.

John Lithgow (Cliffhanger/Blow Out) stars as Dr. Carter Nix, a child psychologist who is married to nurse Jenny (Lolita DavidovichGods and Monsters) and who dotes
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Blu-ray Review: Raising Cain

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When it comes to the discussion of Brian De Palma's collected oeuvre, Raising Cain is often met with indifference or seen as a well-intended failure when compared to his early filmography. Scream Factory's new, definitive Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release will no doubt change that conversation, mostly thanks to De Palma's preferred cut included on the second disc, a passionate fan-made edit that shifts the narrative perspective and overall tone into a completely different beast.

After the failure of adapting The Bonfire of the Vanities, the theatrical cut of Raising Cain was a noble return to what De Palma does best: cinematically manipulating the audience like voyeuristic puppets, much like he did with Body Double. In “Changing Cain: Brian De Palma's Cult Classic Restored,” one of the features included on the Blu-ray’s second disc, film critic Jim Emerson discusses how the opening shot of a
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September 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Conjuring 2 and Raising Cain

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September 13th boasts over 30 horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, so I hope you guys have been saving up, because there are a lot of great choices to spend your money on this week. The highly anticipated 30th Anniversary Edition of Aliens comes home this week courtesy of 20th Century Fox, and if you are a big fan of James Wan’s latest sequel, you’ll undoubtedly want to pick up The Conjuring on Blu-ray or DVD this Tuesday.

Universal Studios is keeping busy this Tuesday with two Universal Monster collections celebrating Frankenstein and The Wolf Man, and Scream Factory’s Raising Cain Blu-ray arrives this week, too. Also, if you happened to miss the special edition of the giallo classic Tenebrae earlier this year, Synapse Films is putting out a basic Blu that fans will definitely want to nab (as a proud owner of the Collector’s Edition,
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Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features Revealed

Some intriguing new Blu-ray specs were revealed for the Collector’s Edition of Brian De Palma’s spine-tingling Raising Cain, which debuts on Blu-ray on September 13th. A special director’s cut, interviews with John Lithgow (Dexter, Third Rock from the Sun), Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and the film’s editor, Paul Hirsch, are just a few of the special bonus features included in this edition.

Press Release: When Jenny cheated on her husband, he didn’t just leave… he split.

Scream Factory has announced the release of the thriller Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] on Blu-ray on September 13th. Called “creepy and effective” by Moviehole, Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] offers impressive bonus features including new interviews with actors John Lithgow, Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris and editor Paul Hirsch, a new featurette titled Changing Cain: Brian De Palma’s Cult Classic Restored, a new video essay by
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Curator Films Efm-bound with 'Runoff'

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Curator Films Efm-bound with 'Runoff'
Exclusive: Heading into Efm Andrew Gallagher has picked up international rights to Kimberly Levin’s Us thriller.

The Cantuckee Pictures film marks Levin’s feature directorial debut that earned positive reviews after Monterey media release it in North America last summer.

Joanne Kelly stars in Runoff as a farm-dweller who faces a tough decision as she fights to save her family from a peril that threatens their land.

Neal Huff, Tom Bower, Alex Shaffer, and Kivlighan De Montebello and round out the key cast.

Gallagher brokered the deal with Kurt Pitzer of Cantuckee Pictures.
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Movie Review – Lamb (2015)

Lamb, 2015.

Written and Directed by Ross Partridge.

Starring Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence, Jess Weixler, Tom Bower, Scoot McNairy, and Lindsay Pulsipher.

Synopsis:

When a man meets a young girl in a parking lot he attempts to help her avoid a bleak destiny by initiating her into the beauty of the outside world. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.

Uncomfortable platonic tension and inappropriate awkwardness loom over virtually every scene in Lamb. Some will outright write the movie off based on its subject material alone, but anyone who gives it a chance will find themselves rewarded with what will wind up as one of the most complex and emotional works of the year.

Lamb (adapted from the novel of the same name) could have went wrong from the very moment a depressed and mentally broken 47-year-old man named David is approached by an 11-year-old girl named Tommie in a
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Sam Waterston-Kristen Stewart Drama ‘Anesthesia’ & Ross Partridge’s ‘Lamb’ Hit Art Houses – Specialty Preview

Sam Waterston-Kristen Stewart Drama ‘Anesthesia’ & Ross Partridge’s ‘Lamb’ Hit Art Houses – Specialty Preview
After the onslaught of limited-release films during the fall, 2016 seems comparatively light so far, though that likely will be short-lived. Perhaps it’s an interim calm before the Sundance and Phase Two Awards storm. But audiences looking to get their fill of new indies in theaters this weekend will have a choice of features starring a bevy of stars. Actor Ross Partridge went both in front and behind the camera for Lamb, in which he stars with Scoot McNairy, Tom Bower
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