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Trump Clinches Nomination: Who Are the Media Winners and Losers?

Trump Clinches Nomination: Who Are the Media Winners and Losers?
hollywoodreporter.com — by Seth Abramovitch And then there was one. With Gov. John Kasich of Ohio announcing the end of his candidacy on Wednesday - one day after Donald Trump vanquished his nearest rival, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, in the Indiana primary - a brash reality TV star is now poised to clinch the nomination.

Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film Planned

Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film Planned
hollywoodreporter.com — by Seth Abramovitch A new virtual reality film will take audiences where they never expected to go: directly inside Anne Frank's attic in 1942. The project, Anne, was announced on Tuesday in an eyebrow-raising press release touting how the technology will allow viewers to be "immersed in the presence of Anne Frank" and other inhabitants of the secret Amsterdam annex that hid them from the Nazis during World War II.

Will Ferrell's 'Reagan' Script: The Actual Story of the Alzheimer's Comedy

Will Ferrell's 'Reagan' Script: The Actual Story of the Alzheimer's Comedy
hollywoodreporter.com — News that Will Ferrell optioned Reagan as a starring vehicle - it's a spec comedy script in which a dementia-addled Ronald Reagan is led to believe he's an actor playing the president - has set off a firestorm of controversy.

Saturday Night Live Paying Freelancers $100 Per Joke

Saturday Night Live Paying Freelancers $100 Per Joke
gawker.com — Did you know Saturday Night Live pays freelancers $100 per joke for Weekend Update? You can't just tie them to a rock and hurl them through an 8th floor window of Rockefeller Center, however.

Royal Wedding Had 3,300 More Cops on the Streets Than Riots

Royal Wedding Had 3,300 More Cops on the Streets Than Riots
gawker.com — Reporting on the U.K. riots, Sky News said that 1,700 police officers were deployed, contrasted with 5,000 assigned to the Royal Wedding. In the meantime, the British Monarchy's official Twitter and Facebook feeds remain silent on the unrest.

The Art of Getting a Hollywood Prop Into a D.C. Museum

The Art of Getting a Hollywood Prop Into a D.C. Museum
hollywoodreporter.com — Getting your pop-culture artifact into the Smithsonian depends on a few factors - including what it's made of. "We try not to collect too much plastic because it's a new material and it deteriorates badly," says Valeska Hilbig of the National Museum of American History, which recently rejected a famous movie prop for that reason.

Scientology leader David Miscavige threatens to sue over father’s tell-all

Scientology leader David Miscavige threatens to sue over father’s tell-all
businessinsider.com — Lawyers for David Miscavige are mounting an eleventh-hour attempt at preventing the publication of a new tell-all about the Church of Scientology leader. The author is Miscavige's own father, Ron Miscavige. As first reported by Scientology observer Tony Ortega on his website, London-based publisher Silvertail Books has received a letter from Johnsons Solicitors, a powerful law firm "with a strong reputation for its expertise ...

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All
hollywoodreporter.com — Lawyers for David Miscavige are mounting an eleventh-hour attempt at preventing the publication of a new tell-all about the Church of Scientology leader. The author is Miscavige's own father, Ron Miscavige.

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All
hollywoodreporter.com — by Seth Abramovitch Lawyers for David Miscavige are mounting an eleventh-hour attempt at preventing the publication of a new tell-all about the Church of Scientology leader. The author is Miscavige's own father, Ron Miscavige.

The Prince Dictionary: 10 Words Made Up by the Musician and What They Mean

The Prince Dictionary: 10 Words Made Up by the Musician and What They Mean
hollywoodreporter.com — Not merely a genius musician, Prince was a hugely gifted and evocative lyricist, able in the space of one album to oscillate from the vulgar to the sublime, the political to the playful. He credited Joni Mitchell, a major influence, with teaching him how to incorporate colors in his lyrics - so it's the "Big Yellow Taxi" singer to whom we can credit "Purple Rain."
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May 05, 2016

Finally, a tv show about the making of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? [impales self on rainbow unicorn horn]

May 05, 2016

@kylegriffin1 I will say I liked the Steph Curry drone joke

May 05, 2016

@kylegriffin1 what are those weird humming sounds he makes after every punchline, creeped me out

May 05, 2016

Is it take your dog to work day because I'd like to take my dog to work

May 05, 2016

RT @StefSimanowitz: Killing spree of people with albinism continues in #Malawi. Breasts cut off woman. Arms & legs cut off teenager https:/…<a title="https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/05/malawi-authorities-must-put-end-to-killing-spree-of-people-with-albinism/" href="https://t.co/Z5Y1cYr27S" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">amnesty.org/en/latest/news…

May 05, 2016

STUDY: 6 out of 10 Trump voters are Holocaust deniers

May 05, 2016

RT @nytimes: A man accused of sprinkling mouse poison on produce at grocery stores, including a Whole Foods, has been arrested https://t.conyti.ms/26Vt2mJC8N0e0Ur06

May 04, 2016

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