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12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Hollywood Sells Its So... · 0 replies · +3 points

How many productions does 20th Century Fox have lined up Mr. Nolte?

"BEIJING, June 25 — Many big companies have sought to break into the Chinese market over the past two decades, but few of them have been as ardent and unrelenting as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
Doug Kanter/Bloomberg News

Mr. Murdoch cooperates closely with China’s censors and state broadcasters, several people who worked for him in China say. He cultivates political ties that he hopes will insulate his business ventures from regulatory interference, these people say.

In speeches and interviews, Mr. Murdoch often supports the policies of Chinese leaders and attacks their critics.

Mr. Murdoch has flattered Communist Party leaders and done business with their children. His Fox News network helped China’s leading state broadcaster develop a news Web site. He joined hands with the Communist Youth League, a power base in the ruling party, in a risky television venture, his China managers and advisers say.

The Murdochs will soon be able to call Beijing home. Workers have nearly finished renovating their traditional courtyard-style house in Beijing’s exclusive Beichizi district, a block from the Forbidden City. Beneath the steep-pitched roofs and wooden eaves of freshly coated vermillion and gold, the courtyard has an underground swimming pool and billiard room, according to people who have seen the design." http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/world/asia/26mu...

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Petty's Tirade Against... · 1 reply · +1 points

Um, Tom Petty has always stood up for what he thinks is right even if it costs him money.

"Petty is known as a staunch guardian of his creative control and artistic freedom. In 1979, he was dragged into a legal dispute when ABC Records was sold to MCA Records. He refused to be transferred to another record label without his consent. In May 1979, he filed for bankruptcy and was signed to the new MCA subsidiary Backstreet Records."

Petty refused to let his record be priced higher than others to the point he told MCA he wouldn't release and album.

"In early 1981, the upcoming Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album, which would become Hard Promises, was slated to be the next MCA release with the new list price of $9.98, following Steely Dan's Gaucho and the Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu soundtrack. This so-called "superstar pricing" was $1.00 more than the usual list price of $8.98.[23] Petty voiced his objections to the price hike in the press and the issue became a popular cause among music fans. Non-delivery of the album and naming it Eight Ninety-Eight were considered, but eventually MCA decided against the price increase."

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Celebs Speak Out On Oc... · 0 replies · 0 points

When Zach moved to NY to be an actor and comedian he literally lived in a crack house because of the cheap rent. Then he spent over 10 years barely scrapping by. Maybe you should give him some respect for hard work and sticking it out instead of insulting him for being rich.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Big Hollywood Intervie... · 1 reply · -48 points

Anytime I am thinking about a remake of a remake of Japanese Horror film about voice mails Klavan is my guy. He nailed it so perfectly.

“Have you ever thought of writing a young adult novel?“ his publisher asked because Klavan's books weren't selling anymore.

"Maybe. How much will it pay?" Klavan fondly remembers replying.

"I think it will work out pretty good, especially if you can get your friends at that MOVIE site Big Hollywood to keep giving you free advertising for your BOOK. It would be really cool if they clicked on the poster and it took you right to amazon.com to buy your book."

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Director Steven Bannon... · 0 replies · +4 points

AZVick - so true. When I saw that pick of Palin on Greta Van Susteren's blog today it was a breath of fresh air to me. It didn't seem a plant pic by Van Susteren's husband who has been a political consultant for Palin since 2007.

This is never mentioned by Van Susteren or Fox News. I hope Palin can keep keeping it real and not resort to the tricks of other "politicians."

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Travel Channel Host Pa... · 4 replies · -46 points

I heard they buried the Gold telephone with Batista so he could phone from hell.

12 years ago @ Big Peace - Anthony Bourdain Partn... · 0 replies · -13 points

"people who lack moral principals"

Like Ted Nugent who adopted a 16-year-old girl so he could
keep at his house and **** her "legally."

"I got you in a stranglehold baby, gonna crush your


"oh Nadine, you're a teenage queen, so damned clean, especially down

A rap during "Jailbait" -- "I asked your mama. She said go ahead,
just be nice. Wait a minute officer! Don't put those handcuffs on
me. Put 'em on her! I 'll share her with ya!!!" Circus, p 21

"Religion makes me want to f**k."
Hard rock, June 1978, p58

"Where would you go on dream date?"
Nugent "Up Farrah-Fawcetts anus mouth first..." Circus, p26

"As patriotic as Uncle Ted claims to be, he pulled a nasty stunt to evade Uncle Sam during the Vietnam War. In a July 15, 1990, Detroit Free Press interview, Nugent crowed about how he managed to dodge the draft. He claims that 30 days before his draft board physical, he disavowed personal hygiene. The last ten days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and with a week to go until the physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether. When the big day came, he had been living in excrement-caked and urine-stained pants. Always the hero, however, Nugent reassured the Free Press, “But if I would have gone over there, I’d have been killed, or I’d have killed all the Hippies in the foxholes. I would have killed everybody.”

12 years ago @ Big Peace - Anthony Bourdain Partn... · 3 replies · -13 points

Fulgencio Batista was a saint --we get it.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - In Which I Say Goodbye... · 4 replies · -47 points

Don't you listen to your leader? Box office doesn't matter. Mr. Nolte said it in his "undefeated" post.

I live in the triangle and our family may be buying some property by Black Mountain. I hope Mr. Nolte never walks his dog on our land or I may have to use my 2nd amendment rights he loves so much . Varmint for dinner.

PS Crash was terrible. It was a feature length version of Three's Company episode with some heavy issues.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Sucker Punch Squad: 'G... · 0 replies · -1 points

"Notice, too, the location: Dallas, Texas. Sure, it’s a big city, but Texas is deep in the heart of red state flyover country. Can you imagine Good Christian Belles being set in, say, New York City or Los Angeles?"

Um, the author of the book that this was based on lives in Dallas, Texas. What a conspiracy to set her book in a place she lives and is familiar with.

"Now, if Hollywood were to play equal opportunity offender and create a television show called Good Muslim Bitches, or Belles, or whatever, that showed Muslim women as a bunch of grasping, grabbing women who use their religion as a convenient shield, then perhaps I wouldn’t be so quick to complain about Good Christian Belles. But unlike Christians, Southerners, gun owners and fat people, Muslims are a protected minority."

The author is a Southern Christian Baptist. The book story is about all the two faced Christian women she ran into that are on the surface Godd Christian ladies while constantly running people down behind their back.
"Having dealt with her own share of neighborhood gossip following her divorce, Kim coined the term "good Christian bitches" to poke fun at the women she encountered ."