Archive for August 21st, 2012

Alfred Hitchcock Mania: BBC Doubles Up on Hitchcock Action with ‘The Girl’ and ‘The Lady Vanishes’

Alfred Hitchcock Mania: BBC Doubles Up on Hitchcock Action with ‘The Girl’ and ‘The Lady Vanishes’

Are you a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock movies? My all-time favorite is Torn Curtain starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. I must admit, I also like Topaz starring a young John Forsythe a lot too. But, next to Torn Curtain are Vertigo and Marnie, which starred Tippi Hedren. In any case, […]

by HinterlandGazetteStaff· · Latest Movie News
Todd Akin Clarifies ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment: Women Make ‘False Claims’ About Being Raped

Todd Akin Clarifies ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment: Women Make ‘False Claims’ About Being Raped

Rep. Todd Akin continues to dig himself deeper in the ‘legitimate rape’ much, by clarifying his comment saying women make ‘false claims’ about being raped. He said the following on Mike Huckabee’s show: Think Progress:  You know, Dr. Willke has just released a statement and part of his letter, I […]

by Janet Shan· · Paul Ryan, Politics, Women's Rights
REPORT:  Michael Strahan to Join “Live” With Kelly Ripa on ABC

REPORT: Michael Strahan to Join “Live” With Kelly Ripa on ABC

Newsflash:  Former NFL star Michael Strahan to join ‘Live‘ with Kelly Ripa, TMZ reports, succeeding Regis Philbin. The new show will be called Live! With Kelly and Michael. Michael Strahan has served as guest co-host 15 times, most recently on July 3. He is expected to keep his weekend job […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Entertainment News

Judge Sets Andrea Sneiderman’s Bond at $500,000, Plus House Arrest in Husband’s Murder Case

Andrea Sneiderman‘s bond set at $500,000 with house arrest, no contact with any witnesses, leading up to the trial in the murder of Rusty Sneiderman by Hemy Neuman. Andrea Sneiderman is smiling now, but she won’t be if she is found guilty when the case goes to trial. Her arraignment is […]

by Janet Shan· · Criminal Charges

Yahya Abajobir Killed in Front of 12 YO Daughter in Botched Robbery Attempt in Stone Mountain GA

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of  57-year-old Yahya Abajobir, who was shot and killed before his 12 year old daughter outside his estranged wife’s Stone Mountain, Ga., home. The 12 year girl told WSB-TV her parents, who recently separated, had just returned from getting her younger brother a […]

by Janet Shan· · black-on-black crime
Lifetime Releases New Trailer for Upcoming All-Black Cast Remake of ‘Steel Magnolias’

Lifetime Releases New Trailer for Upcoming All-Black Cast Remake of ‘Steel Magnolias’

Lifetime releases a new trailer for its upcoming all-black remake of 1989 Steel Magnolias. The cast of the remake features Queen Latifah (who is also the executive producer) as M’Lynn, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad as Shelby. The original Steel Magnolias starred Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Darryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia […]

Rep. Steve King Backs Todd Akin: Never Heard of a Girl Getting Pregnant from Rape or Incest

Rep. Steve King Backs Todd Akin: Never Heard of a Girl Getting Pregnant from Rape or Incest

GOP House wingnut Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is coming to embattled Rep. Todd Akin, who said ‘legitimate rape rarely leads to pregnancy,’ with an equally insulting and despicable comment that he has never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest. Um, this man said he will […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Politics, Women's Rights
Poll:  Majority of Americans View Paul Ryan Negatively, Medicare Voucher Plan Remains Unpopular

Poll: Majority of Americans View Paul Ryan Negatively, Medicare Voucher Plan Remains Unpopular

A Pew Research poll found that a majority of Americans view Mitt Romney’s ‘bold’ vice presidential pick Paul Ryan negatively: Pew Research:  “Paul Ryan’s selection to the Republican ticket has put the issue of Medicare squarely on the 2012 campaign agenda. And the latest Pew Research Center survey continues to […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections
BET’s Ed Gordon to Interview President Obama in Columbus OH, Will Air During DNC Convention Sept. 6

BET’s Ed Gordon to Interview President Obama in Columbus OH, Will Air During DNC Convention Sept. 6

Talking Points Memo:  “Ed Gordon of Black Entertainment Television, or BET, will interview President Obama in Columbus, Ohio, this afternoon, a network spokesperson confirmed to TPM. The interview will air as part of BET’s live coverage of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6 between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. […]

Politico Suspends Dave Catanese for Hypothetically Taking Rep. Todd Akin’s Side Over ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Politico suspends another reporter,  Dave Catanese, from the publication’s Todd Akin coverage over his tweets about the Missouri Republican Senate nominee, who said “legitimate rape rarely leads to pregnancy” because women have a biological mechanism to prevent it from happening. Catanese took to Twitter to  defend the tea party candidate “for […]

by Janet Shan· · Mitt Romney, Politics, Women's Rights