Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie

Apparently these people think they know better than geologists and seismologists. Many people I know have already stopped going to Hollywood because of the overdevelopment and hideous electronic billboards. The current proposal would make Hollywood more like Broadway in New York, and that’s not a good thing. Also
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Hollywood liberals defy conservatives (Photos)

“Our fans are very, very passionate and intense in their own way, and I’m hoping when they see Dane, they can see themselves.” The band internally discussed doing an IMAX movie for a decade, during which it released the 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster, which explored the exit of bassist Jason Newsted, Hetfield’s visit to rehab for alcohol abuse and the group struggling to stay together. The idea for a feature stayed on the back burner until about four years ago, when Metallica started hearing pitches from a variety of filmmakers. Of the final four proposals, three were sci-fi flicks and the other was Antal’s hybrid. “Instantly, we thought, ‘Uh, we’re not going to make a sci-fi movie.’ But Nim’s concept had more of a Metallica-type feel and it was a better vehicle for our music and songs,” Hammett says. “He’s seen us live, he knows our music intimately, he gets it.” And when it came to Antal’s script, Ulrich adds, “there was a kind of chaotic beauty to it and utter madness.” In addition to having “pretty much the most badass soundtrack a film has ever had,” Antal confides that Metallica tracks such as Master of Puppets, Wherever I May Roam,Enter Sandman and One heavily influenced the tonal direction of his story. (A two-disc, 16-song soundtrack album will be released Sept.
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West Hollywood Gay Bars To Pour Stoli In Gutters In Protest Of Russian Oppression Of Gays

Home Depot A May 2012 post on the American Family Association web site proclaims, “AFA is promoting a boycott of Home Depot until it agrees to remain neutral in the homosexual culture war. The total number of people who have signed the Home Depot boycott pledge is 719,037.” The pledge condemns Home Depot for giving “financial and corporate support to open displays of homosexual activism,” because this helps expose “small children to lascivious displays of sexual conduct by homosexuals and cross-dressers.” In response to the pledge, which was delivered at Home Depot’s annual shareholder meeting, Chairman Blake responded, “We are, and will remain, committed to a culture that fosters an inclusive environment for our associates, our customers and communities in which we exist.” Pampers Diapers Diapers are essential to fulfilling the straight family-making dream, which make them an odd target of a ‘pro-family’ boycott. However, in 2004, Proctor and Gamble angered conservatives by opposing an anti-gay rights statute that would exempt gays and lesbians from special civil rights protection in its hometown of Cincinnati. In response, the American Family Association issued a boycott of some of P&G’s most popular products, including Pampers Diapers, and gathered petition signatures from almost 365,000 families, urging Procter & Gamble to change its policy. PepsiCo Products After it was discovered that PepsiCo gave a combined $1,000,000 to the Human Rights Campaign and PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) to promote the so-called “homosexual lifestyle” in the workplace, the American Family Accociation posted a “Boycott Pepsi Pledge,” urging conservatives to stay away from Pepsi drinks, Frito Lay chips, Quaker Oats, and Gatorade. Safeway In June of 2009, Safeway honored Pride by putting large gay/lesbian Pride posters in its stores across America.
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Here are some other Obama loving liberals: Garth Brooks said in an interview, speaking about Barack Obama, “I love him to death.” Morgan Freeman, speaking about Obama says, “I think what he most wants to do is get our country back on track.” Madonna feels that with Obama in the White House there is hope for the country and she says that because he is fighting for gay rights, people should support him. Jamie Foxx has said, “First of all, give honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama.” These last two are included in the list just because their comments are so harsh and threatening. This shows, indeed, the hatred liberals, particularly those in Hollywood, have for any who are conservative or who are connected to the Tea Party in any way. Last December actress Marg Helgenberger tweeted this: One can only hope that members of the NRA get shot in response to another tweet.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/hollywood-liberals-defy-conservatives

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Putting Hollywood’s biggest bombs back together

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“Titanic” was almost done in by its budget, but it was a gamble that paid off. But there remains a special place in Hollywood Hell for the big-budget, big-star mess. They breed whispers of money shoveled into bottomless pits. Of bickering among stars, directors, producers, staff and studio chiefs. Of hothouse romances, breathtaking ego trips and questionable creative choices.
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Hollywood aims to keep tax rate the same

The next fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The $195.5 million general fund budget which is up about $19.5 million from this years budget includes salary and benefit increases for employees, and maintenance and replacement for some city vehicles. It also includes money for a recently signed $4.6 million two-year contract with the citys fire union and an in-the-works $5.6 million two-year deal with the police union. Theres also money to put into the citys rainy day fund. After ending fiscal year 2011 with only $4.26 million in its reserves, Hollywood is poised to end fiscal year 2014 with $22 million.
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European Public Broadcasters’ Crisis: Spain’s RTVE Cuts Back on Hollywood

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“RTVE is going to continue, and we are going to fight to do more with less so that RTVE can continue to be a quality, objective pubcaster, without even one layoff.” But RTVEs ills are many. A recent hike in Spain’s sales tax from 18 percent to 21 percent and a re-valuation of its real estate properties have added to its debt burden, forcing the broadcaster to take out a $90 million loan last year with Spanish banks Banco Santander and BBVA. The fall in Spains ad market has also hit RTVE as part of its budget comes from a 1.5 percent cut of the total revenue of Spains commercial networks. That portion, around 5 percent of RTVEs budget, has slipped as ad revenue has continued to fall nationwide.
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Hollywood Hunks That Work the Hardest for Their Bods

The 42-year-old told Men’s Health magazine in April, “I’d wake up at 4:30 every morning, have a nice big breakfast a preworkout igniter and then I’d hit the heavy weights, depending on the day and the routine for the day. But it always involved lifting heavy, and mostly just lifting weights. And then a protein shake right after the workout. And then chicken, steak, fish, a little bit of pasta here and there. Just really overloading, meal after meal after meal.” Wahlberg’s “Pain & Gain” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known for being a muscle man, but according to his tweets in June, his transformation into the character Hercules for his upcoming film is taking a lot of hard work and dedication. In a detailed image on the social network site, Johnson wrote, “My current 22 week diet for the role of HERCULES.
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