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Leakgate is the talk of the town in Hollywood and around the country.
The leaked emails from Sony Pictures is causing a whole lot of of consternation for the movie executives whose private conversations were made public.
In particular the emails involving jokes about the kinds of movies President Obama would be interested in seeing are drawing the most criticism.
The email exchange between movie producer Scott Rudin and Sony co-chair Amy Pascal were initially deemed as “racially insensitive” by writers who reported on them.
But Shonda Rhimes of Scandal fame flat out called the email exchanges racist.
In a tweet Rhimes wrote, “Calling Sony comments “racially insensitive remarks” instead of “racist”? U can put a cherry on a pile of Sh*t but it don’t make it a sundae.”
That’s about as blunt as one can get on the subject.
However, movie producer Oprah Winfrey wouldn’t…
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Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:
*Earlier this week Tavis Smiley found himself on CNN being interviewed by Don Lemon about President Obama (scroll down to watch). Obviously giving Tavis a platform to maul Obama as he always does would not be a suprise to us, but it seemed to be for Lemon. Or at least he tried to make it [?]
Originally posted on Majic 102.1:
In her 50 years in comedy, and at 81 years old, most are not surprised by what may come out of Joan River’s mouth. She is known for being crass and obnoxious for the sake of shock value. Some even find her funny. She is one of the few left of a dying breed of comedy where you have to thick skin to survive. She came up under the likes of Milton Berle, Bob Hope and Don Rickles. Currently, she is the host of E!’s Fashion Police. Needless to say, she would not have been in the game as long as she has if she didn’t know what she is doing, comedically speaking.
Folks are in an uproar over comments she made about Michelle and President Barack Obama when approached by the paparazzi. When asked whether she thought there would…
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Originally posted on Global Grind:
Our nation’s leader has enjoyed the perks of the White House and then some.
President Obama sat down with WABC Tuesday and shared some of the coolest aspects of his title:
“I think the coolest thing is that if there’s somebody interesting who’s doing anything -– a scientist, a sports figure, a writer, anybody in the world –- if I want to call ’em up and talk to ’em, they will answer my phone call. And that’s a pretty cool thing,”
That statement was a response to a question from a reporter’s daughter, who said she thought the coolest part of being president would be spending time with Beyonce and Jay Z.
“You can tell your daughter that that is a view shared by Malia and Sasha,” Obama said.
Barack has a point; he’s inarguably the most famous man in the world. That is pretty damn cool.
SOURCE: HUFFINGTON POST
Originally posted on The Urban Daily:
“You know, I did see The Butler, and I did tear up. I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go. And yet, with dignity and tenacity, they got up and worked every single day, and put up with a whole lot of mess because they hoped for something better for their kids.”
Who said the President of the United States doesn’t enjoy life’s guilty pleasures such as going to the movies? President Obama recently shared his thoughts about “The Butler” with radio legend Tom Joyner. “The Butler” stars Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr.and other notable celebs.
“All of the acting was terrific, and I thought…
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