Things appear to have further gone down hill for Clint Eastwood after his failed attempt to get Mitt Romney elected. There are rumors about his marriage being on the rocks, and this week he had to go to court to get an order of protection against a man who claims to be his son. Read More
The actors keep things perking in “Trouble With the Curve,” but the story they inhabit feels as formula-driven as the data-digesting systems that its crusty protagonist derides. Read More
Who is Robert Lorenz and why does he get to tell Clint Eastwood what to do?
The quick answer: Lorenz recently made his directorial debut with “Trouble With the Curve,” a film opening this week starring Eastwood as Gus, an aging baseball scout.
The longer answer: Lorenz has known (and worked with) Eastwood for nearly two decades. Read More
Apparently that brooding James Dean-wannabe James Franco phones in his education just like he phoned in his disastrous hosting of the Oscars last year.
Now he’s being sued for defamation by a former New York University professor who gave the actor a D in his film class and was, he claims, subsequently fired for it. Read More
On Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took the stage to refute statements made by GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan last week at his party’s convention. That came on the heels of statements by John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party of California, referring to the huge, demonstrable lies in Ryan’s speech as “the big lie” and invoking Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Read More
There was undeniable excitement in the air on Thursday. It was the night they had all been waiting for: the Big Speech. All week we had been surrounded by Mitt Romney billboards, treated to stories about Mitt Romney and sold schwag bearing his name. And then he was finally there. It was the Homecoming Game. Read More
Republican Mitt Romney urged voters on Thursday to help him rebuild the U.S. economy and create millions of new jobs, asking them to overcome their disappointment in President Barack Obama and join him in restoring the promise of America.
In a high-stakes speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Romney said he would work to unify a divided country that believed Obama's lofty campaign promises but had lost hope they would be fulfilled. Read More
J. Edgar Hoover may have savored his tough-guy image as America’s top cop, a rule-bending maverick unrelenting in his pursuit of justice, but Clint Eastwood, whose fascinating biography of the FBI’s first and longest-tenured director opens today, says there’s no similarity between Hoover and “Dirty” Harry Callahan. Read More
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says "thousands of people would not exist" were it not for the Cowboy Poetry Festival held every year in northern Nevada and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities I never knew NEH created people by sponsoring poety slams, but maybe Reid knows something the rest of us don't! Read More
Uh oh. Sure, Eastwood has always been one of Hollywood’s few right-leaning/libertarian celebrities, but he’s also revered as a cultural icon. Once the damn breaks among the cultural elites, what constituency will Obama have left?: Read More