H/T Noisy Room
James O’Keefe strikes again!
The conservative journalist duped progressives Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemmingway to get involved in an anti-fracking film that was funded by Middle Eastern oil interests.
O’Keefe will unveil the movie at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday!
James O’Keefe says he duped Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemmingway into agreeing to get involved with an anti-fracking movie while hiding that its funding comes from Middle Eastern oil interests.
Journalist James O’Keefe, known for his controversial undercover sting operations aimed usually at liberals – is set to unveil at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday the first of a group of videos that he says will reveal hypocrisy among Hollywood environmentalists.
In the video, obtained exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter and embedded below, actors Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemmingway are duped by a man named “Muhammad,” who is looking to make an anti-fracking movie while hiding that its funding is coming from Middle Eastern oil interests.
Muhammad, accompanied by a man pretending to be an ad executive, seemingly has the two actors agreeing to participate in the scheme, even after he acknowledges that his goal is to keep America from becoming energy independent. The meeting, which appears to have been secretly recorded, took place a few months ago at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
And, he’s going to release this Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival!
Actor Mark Wahlberg had a few things to say about Hollywood privilege Tuesday night.
In a highly emotional Q&A session for the premiere of “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg, sitting with Marcus Luttrell, the celebrated former Navy SEAL whom the highly anticipated film is based on, laid out the stark differences between what actors and soldiers go through.
“For actors to sit there and talk about, ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the – I don’t give a f*** what you did. You don’t do what these guys did,” Wahlberg said after the “Lone Survivor” screening, according to The Wrap.
“For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How f***ing dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours,” he continued.
Wahlberg’s comments came after statements widely attributed to Tom Cruise went viral, in which Cruise appeared to compare shooting movies on location to serving in Afghanistan with regard to being away from his daughter. Wahlberg didn’t name Cruise, and Cruise didn’t actually make the comparison: an attorney made the suggestion, and as TMZ later reported, Cruise said, “Oh come on.”
But Wahlberg made no bones about the fact that the effort behind filmmaking isn’t in the same universe as what soldiers have to endure.
“I don’t give a s*** if you get your a** busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order f***ing chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the f*** it is,” he said.
Wahlberg then mentioned Luttrell by name, honoring his and all soldiers’ service to America, while placing what he himself does in stark contrast.
“I trained for four-and-a-half years, and I was ‘The Fighter’ and… f*** all that. It really means nothing,” Walberg said. “I love Marcus for what he’s done, and I’m a very lucky guy to do what I do, and I’m proud to have been part of it, but it’s just so much bigger than what I do.”
If there was any endorsement of the job he and the other actors for “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg said it was all about the details and making sure the film was authentic.
Director Peter Berg “would never let any one of us forget about what was important in the course of making the movie and whether it was Marcus or the other SEAL guys,” Wahlberg said.
“If they saw something that didn’t ring true, I don’t care if it was going to be the biggest stunt sequence in the movie, they would cut, call bulls***, and grab all of us by the f***ing back of the neck and say, ‘No, do it this way, and do it right and make it real,’ and if you don’t, it’s a problem. I was really proud to be a part of that.”
Here’s a partial clip of Wahlberg’s comments (Warning: potentially offensive language ahead…)
A more placid Wahlberg at the AFI event discussing the broader implications of “Lone Survivor,” particularly in regard to how freedom is appreciated:
Actress and singer Bette Midler is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most addle-minded personalities.
On Twitter Wednesday, she actually wrote, “Do you find it odd that in America today, it’s easier to take a life than to get health insurance?”
Do you find it odd that in America today, it’s easier to take a life than to get health insurance? Gun reform now!
All emotion, no logic!
Dr. Ben Carson has been hot with conservatives since his well-publicized speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he criticized President Obama’s policies while the president sat all of 5 feet away, not to mention his CPAC address this past weekend. But what you might not know is that before he became a hero on the right, Carson was already a minor celebrity, and even got a TV movie made about his life. The movie, titled “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” is titled after Carson’s own autobiography, and follows the life of Carson (played as an adult by Cuba Gooding, Jr.) from his difficult early life through his college years at Yale to his career as a world-renowned neurosurgeon. It originally aired on TNT in February of 2009.
Apparently, unlike many would-be inspirational flicks that get released on TV, “Gifted Hands” is actually good, at least according to most critics. The Hollywood Reporter wrote an especially glowing review, calling the film “Emmy-worthy” and in a stroke of retroactive irony, the Orlando Sentinel called the film “the perfect movie for a country challenged by its new president to do better.”
Curious if you want to watch the film? YouTube user “pianonator” already put together a highlight reel of several scenes. You can watch it below:
Apparently working at MSNBS has destroyed Morning Joe’s ability to think
“People in the White House understand this; they’re going to have to go to Hollywood — their base — and say, ‘You guys are a part of this too. You’re going to have to come to the table and you either enforce yourselves, or we may have to take some steps.”
Good grief! What is it some people. They cannot grasp reality. Some psycho goes on a rampage, and people try to blame everything but the psycho! It is not guns, they are inanimate objects, and they are more often used by Americans to stop, or prevent the attempt of a crime, than they are to commit crimes. It is not movies, or video games either. The movies and games some try to blame are played, or viewed by millions of people who never act anything out. It is the SICK mind that causes these types of murder sprees. Blaming a book, or movie, or gun, or game is asinine. If those things “caused” mass killings, we would see mass killings every hour frankly.
Scarborough doubles down on stupid though, advocating the government determine take charge. Has Joe become a Statist? He sounds like one here. Looking for the government to use censorship to end school killings like the one in Newtown? Gee I wonder what video game Cain was playing before he snapped and killed Abel?
Reason TV takes some time to mock the vacuous Liberals of Hollywood who vowed to “serve” our president four years ago
The LA Kings just keep rolling along, winning their 10th straight road game in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and now they are just two wins from their ultimate goal.
The Los Angeles Kings are headed back to Hollywood, and the Stanley Cup is so close they don’t even want to think about it.
“We’re happy that we got the first two. But going home on the plane tonight, we’re trying to forget about those games. We’re going to learn what we did right and wrong. But going back home, it’s a whole new series.”
Not really. Two more wins by Los Angeles and the NHL season is over.
The Devils face the daunting task of trying to win four of five against a team that is 14-2 in the postseason.
“They are a great team, but it’s not like we got blown out the last two games,” Devils captainZach Parise said. “It will be really hard but we will give it our best shot.”
With two more wins, the Kings can finish writing the most unlikely championship story in NHL history, no 8 seed has ever won the Stanley Cup
Well, that is not too likely, but another actor has now voiced their displeasure at Obama’s vacationing ways
Actor Steve Guttenberg is the latest Hollywood type to voice his disapproval of President Barack Obama, saying he‘s fed up with the first family’s vacationing and Obama’s mingling with the stars.
Guttenberg, perhaps best known for his role in the 1980s “Police Academy” franchise and “Three Men and a Baby,” made the comments during a recent interview with CreditCards.com.
While the discussion was largely finance-based, things turned political when Guttenberg was asked whether he thinks Washington can “rein in the misbehavior”:
It’s hard to believe in the presidency anymore. I voted for Obama, I love Obama, but I don’t want to see Obama on “The View,” I don’t want to see him playing Frisbee, I don‘t want to know that it’s $40,000 a plate at George Clooney’s house, and I adore George Clooney. Hey man, I‘ve got a friend of mine who’s got a $7 an hour job at Dunkin Donuts and he can’t get a $9 an hour job over at the country club because there are so many people in front of him. I believe that the president should be his desk all day. I don’t want to see him on vacation, I don‘t want to see him at Martha’s Vineyard, I don’t want to see Mrs. Obama in Spain. No, no, I do not want to see that because everybody’s struggling. These CEOs shouldn’t be taking all this money. No Rolls Royces. No private planes.
I wonder how the media will handle this.
Will Smith get a pass? Likely so, the media would have a field day if a Conservative had done this, but a Hollywood actor? Nah. This does point out the hypocrisy of the “Gay rights” activists though. Smith is more likely to catch grief than, say, his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith would if she had smacked a reporter who groped and tried to kiss her. Back in the early 1990’s I had a heated debate, in a bar with two pretty girls over “Homophobia”. How we got on the topic I forget, but at one point they asked me what I would do if a Gay man tried to kiss me. I believe my response was “knock him on his ass” or words to that affect. They accused me of being afraid of Gay people, an accusation they thought would shut me up. Instead of being silenced, I asked them what they would do if a man they did not know tried to kiss them. Without blinking, they said they would slap him, shove him away. Then you are Heterophobes I shot back. That gave them pause, until they came back with a typical Liberal response that there was no such things a Heterophobes.
As I have said before, Liberalism is largely an ideology of convenience. To these girls, one of whom I ended up dating for a few months, yes it was strictly physical, it was morally righteous to have such a blatant double standard. They wanted, or they thought, equal rights for Homosexuals, but they did not want to hold Homosexuals to equal expectations. To them, somehow, it was OK to hold straight guys to a higher moral standard than Gay guys. I suppose they never realized that by imposing lower standards of decency upon Gay men, they were actually demeaning those men. But, again, Liberalism is an ideology of convenience. And, it would have been inconvenient for these girls to actually expect “equality” to include equality of behavioral standards.
Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
News of Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night — the Grammy Awards. It’s a showcase where she once reigned, and her death was sure to case a heavy pall on Sunday’s ceremony. Houston’s longtime mentor Clive Davis was to hold his annual concert and dinner Saturday; it was unclear if it was going to go forward.
At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world’s best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen.
The actress KNOWS what Communism is, she was raised in Venezuela, where Hugo Chavez is ruining that beautiful nation Sean Penn, who has no freaking idea what Communism is like, is good buddies with Chavez. Maggie let’s us in on Alonso trying to set Penn straight.
Maria Conchita Alonso, a Cuban-American Grammy-award winning singer and actress, raised in Venezuela, ended up in the Miami airport American Airlines baggage carousel, face-to-face with one of Hugo Chavez’Hollywood supporters, Sean Penn. Right there in the airport, the smarmy, commie sympathizer, called her “a pig,” to which she responded “You ARE a Communist!” Later she added that he was a Communist “A-hole.” At least that’s the story in the video below.
Read her letter to Penn. It will inspire you
Aha, the new message on the Left will be, Rick perry cannot possibly win, since he is a Texan! Pathetic, and totally predictable. The fact is this. Perry scares the Holy hell out of Liberals because he,, unlike Obama, knows how to create jobs and grow the economy. In other words Perry will destroy Obama in 2012, so the media has to try and hamstring him early.
Note, Perry is the Anti-Obama
The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration [he subsequently signed it], lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas – and sold in that state – avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.
Texas wasn’t the first state to explore this kind of legislation: South Carolina has advanced a similar bill and, last year, the Arizona legislature passed a bill to the same effect — but Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed it.
Few issues illuminate the consumer will to choose — and the disparate faith in consumers of liberals and conservatives, as revealed by proposed policies — as clearly as the federal government’s light bulb ban. As Heritage Foundation energy analyst Nick Loris puts it, “Consumers can make intelligent decisions on their own without the government forcing choices upon them.”
Perry trusts people to make their own choices, Obama, well, he trusts only the government.
Yep, you heard me correctly! Via The Bluegrass Pundit
If only more of Hollywood were like Angelina Jolie…
(WWTDD) — Angelina Jolie made a trip to the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington, D.C. back on June 26th. No one reported on this until now because she didn’t tell anyone. She spent several hours with wounded soldiers and gave each one a gift bag which included, among other things, a $1000 gift certificate to Best Buy.
(WWTDD) — . . . Angelina Jolie on the other hand went to Ramstein Air Force base in Germany four days ago to visit wounded soldiers, but there were no paparazzi pictures and it wasn’t in the press, because she didn’t tell anyone she was doing it. It was the same way when she went to Walter Reed. Because for her, that’s not the point.
A bad joke is being played on the Republican party, and his name is Donald Trump
“If Trump is not on Obama’s payroll, he’s working for free, and I don’t think he’s that stupid”
OK, Trump fans, time to cut The Donald loose. I like how he injects some real talk into the political discussion, especially in the realm of international trade and diplomacy. But he’s also a Hollywood blowhard who will say anything to get attention.
So who does he really think is the worst president? Obama? Bush? Carter? He’s claimed all three were at different times, and he’s called Bush “evil.” Really… Hitler was evil, Mao was evil, but George W. Bush?
And while his careening into the Obama citizenship sideshow is gaining him some FReeper fans, it is not presidential. Savvy pols have attack dogs to do the dirty work. There’s plenty in Obama’s past that is questionable or mysterious, and I don’t begrudge people investigating it, but that’s not what a presumptive presidential candidate should be focusing on. We need to fire The Donald before his extreme unseriousness sinks the entire party, which is just now finding its feet again.
Lots more, go read the who;e thing!
It is none other than the Hyacinth Girl. And she sums up Mike Huckabee very well, and thus earns a spot on the DaleyGator Blogroll!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Shut up, Mike Huckabee. Just shut up. This sort of thing would have been relevant — oh, I don’t know, 25 years ago? The way Huckabee underhandedly ripped Romney for being Mormon during the 2008 campaign turned me off of him completely. I don’t care how he reinvents himself, he’s a complete tool.
Who cares whether Natalie Portman is married or not? I sure as hell don’t. Natalie Portman is not the problem, she’s just a high profile target for a publicity seeking narcissist.
YES! Bingo! Huck will say anything to get elected, even though many of the things he says are as gaffetastic as Joe Biden! WHAT A TOOL INDEED!
The beautiful Monica Bellucci battles Shania Twain in the Semis of our DaleyGator DaleyBabe Playoffs, check out one of the world’s most incredible women
We tend, I think, to think Hollywood celebrities are all pompous Liberals who hold Conservatives in scorn. Cubachi finds, however, that some are Liberal, but still open-minded.
Marlee Matlin praised both Bristol Palin and her mother recently
Matlin was as positive about the Mama Grizzly herself and recalled the pleasant meeting she had with Sarah Palin in the elevator.
“She walked in, without a bodyguard. She and her husband walked in. I said, ‘Well, well, Mrs. Palin,’ and she turned around, ‘Marlee Matlin!’ I said, ‘Hello, it’s nice to meet you.’ And she said, ‘You speak very clearly.’ And she said, ‘My son is learning to sign, the son with Down syndrome.’
And I said, ‘I heard that, and I think that’s great.’ We spoke as two mothers back and forth. Then I said to her how proud I was of Bristol, and that she should be, too, and I told her why, with my observation.
She said, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you,’ and gave me a hug. Elevator opened, and she walked out. My interpreter said that he heard her say, ‘Wow!’
You understand, I don’t support her politics, but as a woman and as a mother, yes, just like any other mother.”
How refreshing to see someone who is a Liberal not come off as nasty and insulting when talking about a Conservative.