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Netflix cancels ‘comedian’ Michelle Wolf’s show

Get ready, because abortion-loving, men-hating feminazis have most certainly found their newest cause: accusing Netflix of blatant and obvious sexism.

Why? Well, the streaming service recently aborted “comedian” Michelle Wolf’s program,”The Break with Michelle Wolf.”

Now, you may be asking ‘well, what were the ratings for Ms. Wolf’s show? Did it merit cancellation?’ Both fair and obvious questions, but Netflix doesn’t release ratings for their programming.  So, we’re not sure how poorly the show performed.

But let’s be real for a minute, if people were actually watching her show, do you really think Netflix would’ve axed it? C’mon, Netflix is in the business of making money. Plus, they also canned “The Joel Mchale Show with Joel Mchale,” despite it being a show featuring a white male with a title that just rolls right off the tongue.

If you’ve never caught a second of Ms. Wolf’s program, which apparently, is most of the population, here’s a little bit of some of her best stuff:

Funny, knee-slapping stuff, right? Well, the execs over at Netflix apparently didn’t think so.

But hey, Michelle, just remember, much like your view on abortion, cancelling a show isn’t killing a show, it’s just stopping a show from happening.

 

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Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg Team Up to Create TV Series about Women’s Suffrage

Hillary Clinton is about to add executive producer to her resume.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clinton is teaming up with acclaimed director/producer Steven Spielberg to adapt the book by Elaine Weiss called ‘The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote” as either a TV movie or mini series on a cable network.

Clinton will also guest star in the upcoming season of the CBS show Madame Secretary.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Sources say as Weiss was writing the book, she was struck by the parallels between the women’s suffrage movement and the 2016 presidential election between Clinton and Donald Trump. It then became a priority for the author and journalist — whose work has appeared in multiple publications and on NPR — to get her book in Clinton’s hands. Eventually, she met a bookstore owner who delivered The Woman’s Hour to Clinton. The latter, sources say, loved the contemporary and relevant issues the book tackled and felt it would be an important story to tell on TV while also creating strong roles for women. Clinton called her attorney, Robert Barnett at Williams Connolly, and eventually met and hit it off with Weiss before calling frequent supporter Spielberg, who brought in Amblin TV.

Poor Hillary. That crippling loss to Trump is going to haunt her forever, but comparing it to the fight for women’s right to vote? Seems like a stretch.

Despite moaning about losing for the past two years,  she seems to be profiting off of it pretty well. First a bestselling memoir about what went wrong and now landing a high profile job to produce a potential hit TV show?

Sucks to be you, Mrs. Clinton.

Sacha Baron Cohen Pretends to be Disabled Veteran to Prank Sarah Palin

Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian best known for playing Borat, pulled one over on former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin and her daughter. They flew to Washington D.C. to meet with a disabled military veteran for an interview for what they thought was going to be a documentary by Showtime about American Vets.

Instead, she later learned that after sitting through interviews “full of Hollywood disrespect and sarcasm”, that she’d been pranked by the comedian for his upcoming show on Showtime.

From her Facebook page:

 For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all. Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long “interview” full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm – but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin. The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.

Here is my challenge, shallow Sacha boy: go ahead – air the footage. Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and intended to humiliate.

The challenge is to Cohen, CBS and Showtime: donate all proceeds to a charitable group that actually respects and supports American Vets. Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country.

Truly sick.

And as an aside, for further insight into the wealthy corporate enablers of this kind of “joke”, I’ll add that after great costs on our part in time and resources to contribute to their “documentary” the Cohen/CBS/Showtime production team purposefully dropped my daughter and me off at the wrong Washington, DC airport after the fake interview, knowing we’d miss all flights back home to Alaska. After refusing to take our calls to help get us out of the bind they’d put us in for three days, I wrote this off as yet another example of the sick nature that is media-slash-entertainment today.

She’s not the only one who has been duped recently, Dick Cheney also fell victim to the prankster, as did Howard Dean.

The series was announced this week and will begin airing on Sunday, July 15th.
Showtime had no comment on Palin’s statement.

Barack and Michelle Obama coming to a TV near you?

Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be headed to the small screen. That’s right, the former President is reportedly in talks with Netflix to produce original programming for the streaming service.

According to the New York Times, Obama wouldn’t use the platform to directly respond to the Trump administration or those who aren’t fond of 44.

Apparently, nothing is final yet but show ideas for the former occupants of the White House have been mentioned. One being Barry moderating topics that came up during his administration. Seriously, anyone who thinks that wouldn’t devolve into Obama condescendingly lecturing those on the panel is simply kidding themselves.

Any who, those who aren’t fans of Obama have reacted as expected, with total and complete outrage.

Really, are we that surprised? Netflix really isn’t the most conservative of platforms.

They produced a film about the former president and have original programs like “Dear White People,” “Disjointed,” and “Orange is the New Black.” This move by Netflix isn’t coming out of nowhere. Besides that, last time I checked the user selects which movies/shows play on the television, iPhone or computer screen.

-BZ

Trump to meet with video game execs to discuss school violence..yes, seriously

Donald Trump, The President of the United States, The Commander in Chief, is set to meet with video game executives about…school violence.  I’m not kidding.

The planned meeting – expected to happen sometime next week – was announced by Trump’s press secretary Thursday. Just like his “skip due process and just take the guns,” this meeting with video game execs seems to be another ridiculous, misguided attempt to lessen violence in schools.

Listen, children being brutally murdered in the classroom is an extremely serious issue. No children should ever go to school fearing for their life. But are we sure consulting the makers of Call of Duty is the right way to go about it?

Yes, video games are a billion-dollar industry, and those games often depict violence, at times graphically. But anyone who would feel compelled to commit horrific acts of violence after seeing Agent 47 gun down someone likely has bigger, probably mental health issues. That person is likely to exhibit warning signs, in which, if action is taken by the proper authorities, something could be done.

For instance, look at the institutional failure on essentially every level in the Florida shooting. The FBI knew about Nikolas Cruz, the Broward County Sheriff’s Department received call after call, – even from the shooter himself – about Cruz’s potential for violence. The school also knew about Cruz, but yet no one did anything….nothing.

One has to wonder why Trump hasn’t said a word about any of this? Yet, he goes after guns, the NRA, and now, apparently the entertainment industry.

Apparently, in a meeting last week with lawmakers, the President suggested a rating system for films and video, reportedly saying:

“I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts. And you go one further step and that’s the movies. … Maybe they have to put a rating system for that.”

Maybe he’s just not aware, but last time I checked, there was already a rating system in place for both movies and video games. Heck, television programs have had a rating system for something like the last 10-15 years.

Maybe, I’m wrong. Maybe going after video games and movies, legislating the content in our entertainment is the way to go. Maybe that’s the answer. Somehow though, I don’t think altering  Pac-Man, Mario or Lara Croft will do much.

-BZ

 

 

New Snoop Dogg Single Cover Depicts Dead President Trump

Did Snoop learn nothing from the Kathy Griffin stunt earlier this year?  Today, the Compton rapper shared the cover of his new single “Make America Crip Again” on his Instagram account. The image of the rapper shows him holding a drink while standing over a flag draped over a dead body labeled “Trump.”

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The song which opens with “The president said he wants to make America great again/F*ck that sh*t, we’re going to make America crip again” and goes on to take a swing at Trump’s NFL comments last month. ““As I look around I see so many millionaires with skin like mine, don’t pretend that I’m with that bullsh*t your president been tweeting/Colin Kaepernick was blackballed… This still America with three K’s, believe that sh*t.”

Snoop Dogg is no stranger to anti-Trump sentiments. Earlier this year he released a music video where he assassinated the President who was dressed as a clown.

Is pretending to murder the President of the United States now considered performance art?

We get that you’re upset the election didn’t go your way. Really. But it’s time to move past it.

-K

*Update: Snoop Dogg has deleted the image from his Instagram for now.

 

Eminem’s Freestyle Rap Blasts Trump at BET Hip Hop Awards

Add Detroit rapper Eminem to the list of Trump haters. Last night at the BET Hip Hop Awards,  the fifteen time Grammy Award winner blasted the President in an impassioned freestyle rap that touched on everything from his tan, North Korea, Puerto Rico to the comments Trump made about the NFL.

 

And if you’re an Eminem fan who voted for Trump? Here’s what he has to say about you:

I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against,

And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split,

On who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this: F— you

The full lyrics can be found here.

It’s fine for Eminem and all the other celebrities to have an opinion about politics. They are people too and have the same free speech that the rest of us enjoy as citizens but when you start alienating parts of your fan base that’s put millions of dollars in your bank account, it comes across as pretty unappreciative. Like it or not, if musicians and actors/actresses want to continue to have success in the entertainment industry, they’re going to need middle America to buy their albums and see their movies.

And in an already hostile political climate, screaming that you “f–king hate Trump” is not helpful. It’s also ironic that the same Hollywood who proclaims “love Trumps hate” and “love wins” applauds Eminem for using his platform to take a stand. Also ironic that this comes from the same crowd who just a few years ago criticized the rapper for his violent and misogynistic lyrics.

The rapper is gearing up for the release of his eighth studio album and is no stranger to rapping about politics – he’s taken on everyone from Hillary Clinton to George Bush in previous efforts so it’s probably a good bet that this next album will be highly political since that’s all Hollywood can seem to churn out these days.

-K

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