In its failed attempt to validate discredited CBS reporting on President George W. Bush's alleged preferential treatment in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, the new movie "Truth" is flopping at the box office and failing to convince viewers that news anchor Dan Rather got his facts straight.
Months before the 2004 presidential election, CBS's "60 Minutes Wednesday" ran a story which claimed that Bush, the son of a congressman, was given special treatment during the Vietnam War. It alleged that Bush was taken into the Texas Air National Guard to avoid being sent to Vietnam, that he failed to complete his assignments and that he had been released early so that he could go to business school.
However, the report was based off National Guard documents and memos that were widely believed to be forgeries. As the narrative didn't include opposing views concerning the documents, many believed the report was a partisan attempt to smear Bush and cost him re-election. The report ultimately resulted in the demise of Rather's career and also cost producer Mary Mapes her job. more >>
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (RHOA) season 8 is all set to once again rock the television world and the cast members' new taglines hint at more spice and drama to come.
As RHOA are getting ready for season 8, they have come up with their own taglines. NeNe Leakes is no longer a regular in the reality show, but Kim Fields' entry is expected to shake and spice things up, and the Housewives' taglines seem to say that they are up for all the drama about to come their way, according to Bustle.
"Don't come for me, unless I twirl for you," Bustle quotes Kenya Moore's tagline. more >>
As "New Girl" returns for season 5, it seems a lot of changes will be happening to the show, and all these many changes have been received by fans with mixed reactions. With this, the writers are definitely in for a challenge as the adjustments in the main cast will bring a bigger impact on its fifth year.
According to Movie Pilot, the characters that fans shouldn't expect to see immiediately will be none other than show lead Zoey Deschanel. Deschanel is currently on maternity leave and her absence will be filled in temporarily in the show. With the character that the show has revolved around gone, it truly has become tough on fans, and the replacement that was cast temporarily made it even more tough on fans who are seemingly crying out a boycott. Megan Fox is apparently going to take Deschanel's place in the meantime as Reagen whose character description is a "straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep." She will enter the scene as someone who will rent Jessica's room and moving in with Schmidt (Max Greenfield), Nick (Jake Johnston), and Winston (Lamorne Morris).
Notably, Coach is not in the list as Damon Wayans Jr. no longer renewed his contract with the show. Executive producer Liz Meriweather shared more about Wayans' exit, "We love Damon and are so lucky to have had him return for the past season-and-a-half. We are working on crafting an exit for him that will leave the door open for many returns, especially since Coach is our resolution to the upcoming 'Who's Jess' Baby Daddy?' storyline." Wayans' return was definitely one of the good moments of the show and fans have been disheartened to know that he will no longer be part of season 5. more >>
Many fans seem to agree that the current fifth season of "Once Upon a Time" is becoming the most interesting yet. With Emma currently being the Dark One and Regina left to do the heroic deeds, the reversal of roles was simply enough to keep viewer's attention. However, the show did not stop there as it continues to incorporate new characters into the series such as the beloved Merida from the Pixer movie "Brave, as well as a new kingdom, Camelot, in which characters like King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, and Queen Guinvere of the Arthurian legends enter the scene.
Now stories are culminating that the show is gearing up to introduce another fantasy realm, Greek mythology. Co-creator and executive produce Eddy Kitsis has already teased before that season 5B will be "hell," and it it seems he didn't mean it as a simile. Although the show may not be delving into the religious aspect of "hell," it may just be referring to the Underworld. With Greg Germann recently cast as "the Distinguished Gentleman," his character description seems to be referring to none other than the god of the Underworld, Hades.
Now according to Bustle, other roles up for grabs seem to point to the appearance of Hercules and Megara. One of the roles currently being filled in is "dashing, strapping young man" who is "single-minded in his pursuit of his destiny: to be the greatest hero who ever lived." This would definitely sound familiar as Hercules has always said this tagline in his animation movie. As for another role, the description may be too much of a giveaway as the search for a "plucky, 18-year-old female adventurer with a sly sense of humor and a tough, no-nonsense spirit" goes on, it's more than enough to convince anyone that Megara will be gracing the television screens soon. more >>
"Madam Secretary" season 2 episode 6 will put Elizabeth McCord in a more heated situation when an American ISIS member kills an American aid worker deployed in Syria.
The said episode, titled "Catch and Release," will feature the souring relationship between ISIS and Elizabeth McCord's camp. The next episode of "Madam Secretary" will drive the U.S. Secretary of State to move for justice and redemption after a series of wrong decisions, according to the Latin Post.
Despite the discouragement caused by the death of the American aid worker at the hands of one of their own, Elizabeth will continue to aim for success in her mission. She will then recall all U.S. aid workers in Syria to give her maneuvering room for her next plan, the report details. more >>
This Halloween, millions across the U.S. toiled away at carving up pumpkins using the old-fashioned method — knives.
One man, however, has introduced a new and cleaner way of making a face on a gourd: a rifle. Duh!
Hickok45 is a gun enthusiast with a YouTube account and he's not afraid to use either one, uploading a tutorial on how to carve a pumpkin with a rifle. more >>